Fonte fear as Chelsea run riot

First published in Saints News

Saints were left counting the cost of the FA Cup as they were thrashed 5-1 by Chelsea and saw Jose Fonte stretchered off.

Jay Rodriguez gave Saints the lead midway through the first half but Chelsea took control to win the third round tie at a canter.

Demba Ba scored a brace on his Chelsea debut with Victor Moses, Branislav Ivanovic and a Frank Lampard penalty doing the rest of the damage.

But probably the biggest worry for Saints was seeing Fonte carried off with a knee injury.

Ba got life at Chelsea off to a fine start.

The 27-year-old completed his move from Newcastle to west London yesterday and took just 35 minutes to open his account for the Blues.

Rafael Benitez's side had fallen behind to a fine Jay Rodriguez goal but Ba quickly drew his new side level, getting the final touch on a goalbound Juan Mata effort.

Victor Moses' strike in first-half stoppage time gave Chelsea the lead, with Branislav Ivanovic heading the visitors further ahead seven minutes after the restart.

Ba put the tie out of any doubt in the 61st minute, linking up impressively with his new team-mates to slot home past Artur Boruc.

The Senegal international was denied a hat-trick goal by the Southampton goalkeeper, who was beaten from the penalty spot by Frank Lampard, equalling Kerry Dixon's all-time scoring record of 193 for Chelsea to put him joint second behind Bobby Tambling.

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The match took a while to get going on a mild afternoon at St Mary's, with David Luiz's tame 13th-minute effort the first of note.

Play swung from end to end as both sides patiently waited for an opener, which went to the home side.

Jason Puncheon sent a fine through ball to Rodriguez, who took a touch before expertly slotting past Ross Turnbull with the outside of his right foot.

The 22nd-minute strike jolted the visitors into life and Eden Hazard soon came close with a curled effort that went narrowly wide of the far post.

Luiz had to react quickly to deny James Ward-Prowse at the other end after the teenager found space on the edge of the box, but the Blues were becoming an increasing attacking threat.

Ba's link-up play was improving as the half wore on and Saints were having to defend resolutely.

However, their resistance only lasted 35 minutes as the new boy opened his Chelsea account.

Hazard played through Mata, whose dink over Boruc was creeping in only for Ba to fire into the roof of the net.

Boruc was almost beaten again four minutes later, but fortunately his spill from a Moses strike went wide.

The Polish goalkeeper was looking rusty on what was only his second start since October 28 and soon fumbled a long-range Cesar Azpilicueta strike.

Chelsea were playing with new-found confidence and took the lead in first-half stoppage time, with Moses collecting a cutback from Ashley Cole to power home a low left-footed strike.

The Blues continued in the ascendancy after the restart, with Mata seeing a strike deflected wide by Guly do Prado shortly after the restart.

The Spaniard was involved yet again in the 52nd minute, sending over a left wing cross that Ivanovic headed home at the near post.

Only an excellent tackle from Luke Shaw prevented Hazard getting a fourth shortly afterwards, although Chelsea soon found the back of the next.

Having started the move, Ba showed excellent movement to latch onto a Hazard pass from the right to slot home under pressure from captain Jose Fonte.

The Portuguese defender looked to be badly injured in the challenge and was stretchered off, with Jos Hooiveld coming on in his place.

A great double save denied first substitute Steve de Ridder and then Steven Davis as Saints looked to claw a goal back, before Ba was denied a hat-trick by Boruc.

The Saints goalkeeper did excellently to stop the striker's header with his feet and had to be alert to deny substitute Lampard.

However, the midfielder did get on the scoresheet seven minutes from time.

Davis was harshly adjudged to have handled and the 34-year-old sent Boruc the wrong way to equal Tambling's record of 25 FA Cup goals for Chelsea.

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5:42pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Matt Le God says...

I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game.... Matt Le God
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5:46pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Velleity says...

Fonte's injury was the only thing that remotely bothered me today. Hope he heals quicker than MRGA will predict.
Fonte's injury was the only thing that remotely bothered me today. Hope he heals quicker than MRGA will predict. Velleity
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5:50pm Sat 5 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

I don't think my nerves can stand another toothless performance, when nothing is won on the ground or in the air. One tough, no-nonsense centre-half please (I don't know where from!)
I don't think my nerves can stand another toothless performance, when nothing is won on the ground or in the air. One tough, no-nonsense centre-half please (I don't know where from!) batesieboy
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5:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

DisplacedFan says...

We started off well, we challenged and had the upper hand. Then we stood back and gave them the room to run at us and they took us apart.
More importantly, let's get ready and earn three points at Villa.
We started off well, we challenged and had the upper hand. Then we stood back and gave them the room to run at us and they took us apart. More importantly, let's get ready and earn three points at Villa. DisplacedFan
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5:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

Matt Le God wrote:
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.
[quote][p][bold]Matt Le God[/bold] wrote: I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....[/p][/quote]I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on. Rising_Son
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5:54pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Tye-Dye pt2 says...

batesieboy wrote:
I don't think my nerves can stand another toothless performance, when nothing is won on the ground or in the air. One tough, no-nonsense centre-half please (I don't know where from!)
Happy to help bb...........

http://www.football-
italia.net/29070/sai
nts-close-astori

With Jose crocked we need him in pdq!
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I don't think my nerves can stand another toothless performance, when nothing is won on the ground or in the air. One tough, no-nonsense centre-half please (I don't know where from!)[/p][/quote]Happy to help bb........... http://www.football- italia.net/29070/sai nts-close-astori With Jose crocked we need him in pdq! Tye-Dye pt2
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5:57pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saints-fanathotmail.co.uk says...

From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end saints-fanathotmail.co.uk
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6:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

saints-fanathotmail.
co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
[quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal? warrens 76
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6:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

skin2000 says...

Saints played well for the first 30 minutes, and deserved their lead, but when we need to defend we miss Lambert as an outlet.
A missed opportunity to give Lee a full game, because we know already know that Guly and De Ridder are not up to premiership standard, but we are still in the dark about Lee's ability.
Having said that, it is the premiership that is most important, and when we get are main creative players back, I think we are good enough to hold our own........
Saints played well for the first 30 minutes, and deserved their lead, but when we need to defend we miss Lambert as an outlet. A missed opportunity to give Lee a full game, because we know already know that Guly and De Ridder are not up to premiership standard, but we are still in the dark about Lee's ability. Having said that, it is the premiership that is most important, and when we get are main creative players back, I think we are good enough to hold our own........ skin2000
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6:11pm Sat 5 Jan 13

tarquin farquharson says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Matt Le God wrote:
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.
I personally don't hate the guy, but after his attempt at physical assault against Saints fans on his home debut, he's going to need to show more than a track record of 12 goals conceded in 4 games to redeem himself in my eyes.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matt Le God[/bold] wrote: I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....[/p][/quote]I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.[/p][/quote]I personally don't hate the guy, but after his attempt at physical assault against Saints fans on his home debut, he's going to need to show more than a track record of 12 goals conceded in 4 games to redeem himself in my eyes. tarquin farquharson
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6:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

We were totally outclassed in midfield, Mata was the main difference, DC. Boruc to me, looked ill in the pre-Match kick about, something was not right. At the end of the game, no more than four of the finishing eleven were actually genuine Premier class players in my opinion. Fontes absence could be critical unless we find someone to fill the gap.
We were totally outclassed in midfield, Mata was the main difference, DC. Boruc to me, looked ill in the pre-Match kick about, something was not right. At the end of the game, no more than four of the finishing eleven were actually genuine Premier class players in my opinion. Fontes absence could be critical unless we find someone to fill the gap. OSPREYSAINT
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6:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

gladbachsaint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Matt Le God wrote:
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.
That is always the danger when - as a goalkeeper - you have no positional awareness or the ability to catch the ball.

I have found a positive though so let Saints fans not squabble over another disappointment - at least we made the 3rd Round and the transfer window open and we need to bring some talent in - Bridge was on form today and reckons he is a Saints fan so might come back and somebody must have a decent keeper we could borrow if we can't sign one.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matt Le God[/bold] wrote: I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....[/p][/quote]I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.[/p][/quote]That is always the danger when - as a goalkeeper - you have no positional awareness or the ability to catch the ball. I have found a positive though so let Saints fans not squabble over another disappointment - at least we made the 3rd Round and the transfer window open and we need to bring some talent in - Bridge was on form today and reckons he is a Saints fan so might come back and somebody must have a decent keeper we could borrow if we can't sign one. gladbachsaint
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6:16pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saints-fanathotmail.co.uk says...

I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!! saints-fanathotmail.co.uk
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6:21pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Linesman says...

Look on the bright side.

Aldershot won, so we still have a Hampshire team in the cup.
Look on the bright side. Aldershot won, so we still have a Hampshire team in the cup. Linesman
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6:27pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Little Hitler says...

Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.
Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit. Little Hitler
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6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

skin2000 wrote:
Saints played well for the first 30 minutes, and deserved their lead, but when we need to defend we miss Lambert as an outlet.
A missed opportunity to give Lee a full game, because we know already know that Guly and De Ridder are not up to premiership standard, but we are still in the dark about Lee's ability.
Having said that, it is the premiership that is most important, and when we get are main creative players back, I think we are good enough to hold our own........
The problem is when teams smell blood in the water they shred us...I fear for us if we are in the bottom 5 at the tail end of the season, we do not appear to have the mental toughness to see this dogfight out.
[quote][p][bold]skin2000[/bold] wrote: Saints played well for the first 30 minutes, and deserved their lead, but when we need to defend we miss Lambert as an outlet. A missed opportunity to give Lee a full game, because we know already know that Guly and De Ridder are not up to premiership standard, but we are still in the dark about Lee's ability. Having said that, it is the premiership that is most important, and when we get are main creative players back, I think we are good enough to hold our own........[/p][/quote]The problem is when teams smell blood in the water they shred us...I fear for us if we are in the bottom 5 at the tail end of the season, we do not appear to have the mental toughness to see this dogfight out. warrens 76
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6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint says...

We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position.

We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it.

We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans.

That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts.

COYR
We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position. We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it. We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans. That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts. COYR Puddletown Saint
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6:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Just another reader says...

We need leaders in every section of the pitch, players that give 110% every game and don't jump out of tackles. And stop trying to walk the ball into the goal, it's been a long time since I've seen a worthwhile strike from outside the box.

Back to the training ground (we have our own one of those btw fishy people!) to ready ourselves for a big game against Villa next week.
We need leaders in every section of the pitch, players that give 110% every game and don't jump out of tackles. And stop trying to walk the ball into the goal, it's been a long time since I've seen a worthwhile strike from outside the box. Back to the training ground (we have our own one of those btw fishy people!) to ready ourselves for a big game against Villa next week. Just another reader
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6:33pm Sat 5 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position.

We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it.

We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans.

That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts.

COYR
Agree you're not far off
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position. We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it. We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans. That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts. COYR[/p][/quote]Agree you're not far off ghk230473
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6:35pm Sat 5 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position.

We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it.

We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans.

That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts.

COYR
I concur with that, at least we got a rearing to go fully recharged rickie Lambert for the villa game,
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position. We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it. We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans. That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts. COYR[/p][/quote]I concur with that, at least we got a rearing to go fully recharged rickie Lambert for the villa game, InCortesewetrust
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6:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

upwherewebelong says...

saints-fanathotmail.
co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I could not agree more - How stupid were the club to allow that situation to occur. The Chelsea fans were a disgrace though throwing a flare onto the pitch and the stewards didn't seem to do anything to identify and eject the culprit

In my opinion they must move the away fans and quite honestly if the Police object then tough !! don't we pay them to cover the matches,

My only other feeling after today is Adkins complacency about the defensive situation must now be addressed
[quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I could not agree more - How stupid were the club to allow that situation to occur. The Chelsea fans were a disgrace though throwing a flare onto the pitch and the stewards didn't seem to do anything to identify and eject the culprit In my opinion they must move the away fans and quite honestly if the Police object then tough !! don't we pay them to cover the matches, My only other feeling after today is Adkins complacency about the defensive situation must now be addressed upwherewebelong
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6:38pm Sat 5 Jan 13

upwherewebelong says...

Little Hitler wrote:
Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.
can't we move the Police box ?????
[quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.[/p][/quote]can't we move the Police box ????? upwherewebelong
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6:40pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

Did not expect to win with the side we put out in fact did not want to win can do with out cup next season may be but not this season we need to stay in Prem and not go down hoping for new faces soon but I would expect with the way we have done it in the pass we will not see any new faces until the end of Jan and this wil be all too late.
Cannt see how NA cans say he is not looking for new keeper!! still wil take this result as long as we get win next week COYR's
Did not expect to win with the side we put out in fact did not want to win can do with out cup next season may be but not this season we need to stay in Prem and not go down hoping for new faces soon but I would expect with the way we have done it in the pass we will not see any new faces until the end of Jan and this wil be all too late. Cannt see how NA cans say he is not looking for new keeper!! still wil take this result as long as we get win next week COYR's Southampton boy
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6:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position.

We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it.

We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans.

That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts.

COYR
Agree you're not far off
Completely agree. Unfortunately some transfer decisions could cost us ultimately. I do agree Gazza for the future but our decision to not bring in a first choice keeper is naive. I think we need two centre backs, one midfielder to cover AL, one left back to cover Shaw and someone to help take the pressure off RL. But if we are only bringing in "one or two" we are going to struggle. Lets hope you get the next targets right because Steeeve, Lee are not prem quality
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position. We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it. We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans. That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts. COYR[/p][/quote]Agree you're not far off[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Unfortunately some transfer decisions could cost us ultimately. I do agree Gazza for the future but our decision to not bring in a first choice keeper is naive. I think we need two centre backs, one midfielder to cover AL, one left back to cover Shaw and someone to help take the pressure off RL. But if we are only bringing in "one or two" we are going to struggle. Lets hope you get the next targets right because Steeeve, Lee are not prem quality Sally Hamilton Original
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6:42pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.

co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I could not agree more - How stupid were the club to allow that situation to occur. The Chelsea fans were a disgrace though throwing a flare onto the pitch and the stewards didn't seem to do anything to identify and eject the culprit

In my opinion they must move the away fans and quite honestly if the Police object then tough !! don't we pay them to cover the matches,

My only other feeling after today is Adkins complacency about the defensive situation must now be addressed
I have said this for years. Home fans must have the whole of the Northam. Does effect the result as a player being roared on by the crowd behind the goal must lift them. Sorry to those in Itchan blcks 1,2, 3 - Away fans for next season!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I could not agree more - How stupid were the club to allow that situation to occur. The Chelsea fans were a disgrace though throwing a flare onto the pitch and the stewards didn't seem to do anything to identify and eject the culprit In my opinion they must move the away fans and quite honestly if the Police object then tough !! don't we pay them to cover the matches, My only other feeling after today is Adkins complacency about the defensive situation must now be addressed[/p][/quote]I have said this for years. Home fans must have the whole of the Northam. Does effect the result as a player being roared on by the crowd behind the goal must lift them. Sorry to those in Itchan blcks 1,2, 3 - Away fans for next season!!!!! Puddletown Saint
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6:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

Hilarious.... ;0)
Hilarious.... ;0) kent141
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6:45pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Little Hitler says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
Little Hitler wrote:
Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.
can't we move the Police box ?????
You do know Dr Who is science fiction right? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.[/p][/quote]can't we move the Police box ?????[/p][/quote]You do know Dr Who is science fiction right? ;-) Little Hitler
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6:53pm Sat 5 Jan 13

hates the skates says...

i understand we get upset when our team loses but its an fa cup game which lets be honest means sweet FA in our current predicament. lets stop blaming the players cause im sure in the game that MATTERS-villa away- they wont let us down, were all in this together. as one. My only concern is the teams around us our snapping up players n were still awaiting our first arrival, this gives our fellow rivals a tactical advantage, i thought NC and NA would of learnt this lesson in the summer in which we did most of our dealings after the season started and it took neraly a quater of the way into the season for the team to gel, we cannot afford for that to happen again coz we will be in sh!t!! sign them targets tonight please!!!!
i understand we get upset when our team loses but its an fa cup game which lets be honest means sweet FA in our current predicament. lets stop blaming the players cause im sure in the game that MATTERS-villa away- they wont let us down, were all in this together. as one. My only concern is the teams around us our snapping up players n were still awaiting our first arrival, this gives our fellow rivals a tactical advantage, i thought NC and NA would of learnt this lesson in the summer in which we did most of our dealings after the season started and it took neraly a quater of the way into the season for the team to gel, we cannot afford for that to happen again coz we will be in sh!t!! sign them targets tonight please!!!! hates the skates
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6:58pm Sat 5 Jan 13

upwherewebelong says...

Little Hitler wrote:
upwherewebelong wrote:
Little Hitler wrote:
Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.
can't we move the Police box ?????
You do know Dr Who is science fiction right? ;-)
love it - great reply made me smile - But to think there I was thinking that Police box was really able to fly
[quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.[/p][/quote]can't we move the Police box ?????[/p][/quote]You do know Dr Who is science fiction right? ;-)[/p][/quote]love it - great reply made me smile - But to think there I was thinking that Police box was really able to fly upwherewebelong
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7:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

DisplacedFan says...

I see the Villa game as a large measure of where we are and will be. If we win, we can be optimistic about survival. We still need some quality-proven players and now not in three weeks.
Not willing to throw the towel in on TL, he has had no time to adjust. Others have proven their level of skill and commitment is not good enough.
I see the Villa game as a large measure of where we are and will be. If we win, we can be optimistic about survival. We still need some quality-proven players and now not in three weeks. Not willing to throw the towel in on TL, he has had no time to adjust. Others have proven their level of skill and commitment is not good enough. DisplacedFan
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7:08pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Sign up RVP and we'll be fine... We could even play him in goal! ;0)
Sign up RVP and we'll be fine... We could even play him in goal! ;0) Baddesley Bill
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7:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

hates the skates wrote:
i understand we get upset when our team loses but its an fa cup game which lets be honest means sweet FA in our current predicament. lets stop blaming the players cause im sure in the game that MATTERS-villa away- they wont let us down, were all in this together. as one. My only concern is the teams around us our snapping up players n were still awaiting our first arrival, this gives our fellow rivals a tactical advantage, i thought NC and NA would of learnt this lesson in the summer in which we did most of our dealings after the season started and it took neraly a quater of the way into the season for the team to gel, we cannot afford for that to happen again coz we will be in sh!t!! sign them targets tonight please!!!!
Agree about getting not getting too down about the result, we expected to lose bearing in mind we were never going to field our best 11. On the other hand Benitez needs this cup.
Also agree that we can't wait til 11;55pm on the last day to sign someone. NC may be an expert at playing negotiation hardball and saving a £200k here and there, but wouldn't it be better to get that player now and getting them in ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: i understand we get upset when our team loses but its an fa cup game which lets be honest means sweet FA in our current predicament. lets stop blaming the players cause im sure in the game that MATTERS-villa away- they wont let us down, were all in this together. as one. My only concern is the teams around us our snapping up players n were still awaiting our first arrival, this gives our fellow rivals a tactical advantage, i thought NC and NA would of learnt this lesson in the summer in which we did most of our dealings after the season started and it took neraly a quater of the way into the season for the team to gel, we cannot afford for that to happen again coz we will be in sh!t!! sign them targets tonight please!!!![/p][/quote]Agree about getting not getting too down about the result, we expected to lose bearing in mind we were never going to field our best 11. On the other hand Benitez needs this cup. Also agree that we can't wait til 11;55pm on the last day to sign someone. NC may be an expert at playing negotiation hardball and saving a £200k here and there, but wouldn't it be better to get that player now and getting them in ASAP. SaintMax
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7:14pm Sat 5 Jan 13

fred the red says...

I am not completely convinced when NA says he will not bring in another keeper. We do need a keeper who can give confidence to the defence as none of ours do so at present. Having said that, most prem teams seem to have some qualms over their keepers from time to time. Butland has been touted, but not sure he is what we need for this season.

We know a CB was a priority in the summer and at least one is urgent now.

We still do not have control in midfield. Have to say I am disappointed in Davis as I thought he could do it.

We must act quickly, as we cannot afford to drop more points unnecessarily as we have done in the first part of the season
I am not completely convinced when NA says he will not bring in another keeper. We do need a keeper who can give confidence to the defence as none of ours do so at present. Having said that, most prem teams seem to have some qualms over their keepers from time to time. Butland has been touted, but not sure he is what we need for this season. We know a CB was a priority in the summer and at least one is urgent now. We still do not have control in midfield. Have to say I am disappointed in Davis as I thought he could do it. We must act quickly, as we cannot afford to drop more points unnecessarily as we have done in the first part of the season fred the red
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7:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ... kent141
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7:18pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you. Baddesley Bill
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7:20pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Linesman says...

fred the red wrote:
I am not completely convinced when NA says he will not bring in another keeper. We do need a keeper who can give confidence to the defence as none of ours do so at present. Having said that, most prem teams seem to have some qualms over their keepers from time to time. Butland has been touted, but not sure he is what we need for this season.

We know a CB was a priority in the summer and at least one is urgent now.

We still do not have control in midfield. Have to say I am disappointed in Davis as I thought he could do it.

We must act quickly, as we cannot afford to drop more points unnecessarily as we have done in the first part of the season
Alternatively, a defence is needed that the keeper can trust and rely on. It is always the keeper that gets the blame when a goal is scored, but the defence is there to prevent the opposition having a scoring opportunity.

Football is a team game, and they are not playing as a team.
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: I am not completely convinced when NA says he will not bring in another keeper. We do need a keeper who can give confidence to the defence as none of ours do so at present. Having said that, most prem teams seem to have some qualms over their keepers from time to time. Butland has been touted, but not sure he is what we need for this season. We know a CB was a priority in the summer and at least one is urgent now. We still do not have control in midfield. Have to say I am disappointed in Davis as I thought he could do it. We must act quickly, as we cannot afford to drop more points unnecessarily as we have done in the first part of the season[/p][/quote]Alternatively, a defence is needed that the keeper can trust and rely on. It is always the keeper that gets the blame when a goal is scored, but the defence is there to prevent the opposition having a scoring opportunity. Football is a team game, and they are not playing as a team. Linesman
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7:27pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Little Hitler says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
Little Hitler wrote:
upwherewebelong wrote:
Little Hitler wrote:
Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.
can't we move the Police box ?????
You do know Dr Who is science fiction right? ;-)
love it - great reply made me smile - But to think there I was thinking that Police box was really able to fly
On a serious note, allocating part/all the Northam to away fans is a bit of an own goal.

Small details like this can be the difference in making your home ground a fortress.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, I can't see Saints moving the away fans as the Police HQ is adjacent to where they sit.[/p][/quote]can't we move the Police box ?????[/p][/quote]You do know Dr Who is science fiction right? ;-)[/p][/quote]love it - great reply made me smile - But to think there I was thinking that Police box was really able to fly[/p][/quote]On a serious note, allocating part/all the Northam to away fans is a bit of an own goal. Small details like this can be the difference in making your home ground a fortress. Little Hitler
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7:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you.[/p][/quote]he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum saintkenny
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7:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

st1halo says...

SaintMax wrote:
hates the skates wrote:
i understand we get upset when our team loses but its an fa cup game which lets be honest means sweet FA in our current predicament. lets stop blaming the players cause im sure in the game that MATTERS-villa away- they wont let us down, were all in this together. as one. My only concern is the teams around us our snapping up players n were still awaiting our first arrival, this gives our fellow rivals a tactical advantage, i thought NC and NA would of learnt this lesson in the summer in which we did most of our dealings after the season started and it took neraly a quater of the way into the season for the team to gel, we cannot afford for that to happen again coz we will be in sh!t!! sign them targets tonight please!!!!
Agree about getting not getting too down about the result, we expected to lose bearing in mind we were never going to field our best 11. On the other hand Benitez needs this cup.
Also agree that we can't wait til 11;55pm on the last day to sign someone. NC may be an expert at playing negotiation hardball and saving a £200k here and there, but wouldn't it be better to get that player now and getting them in ASAP.
West Ham signed Joe cole and he had two assists playing today already. We really are lack lustre in the transfer window but I fear that is because we arenot going to do any worthwhile business this time round. Hope I'm wrong

STID
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hates the skates[/bold] wrote: i understand we get upset when our team loses but its an fa cup game which lets be honest means sweet FA in our current predicament. lets stop blaming the players cause im sure in the game that MATTERS-villa away- they wont let us down, were all in this together. as one. My only concern is the teams around us our snapping up players n were still awaiting our first arrival, this gives our fellow rivals a tactical advantage, i thought NC and NA would of learnt this lesson in the summer in which we did most of our dealings after the season started and it took neraly a quater of the way into the season for the team to gel, we cannot afford for that to happen again coz we will be in sh!t!! sign them targets tonight please!!!![/p][/quote]Agree about getting not getting too down about the result, we expected to lose bearing in mind we were never going to field our best 11. On the other hand Benitez needs this cup. Also agree that we can't wait til 11;55pm on the last day to sign someone. NC may be an expert at playing negotiation hardball and saving a £200k here and there, but wouldn't it be better to get that player now and getting them in ASAP.[/p][/quote]West Ham signed Joe cole and he had two assists playing today already. We really are lack lustre in the transfer window but I fear that is because we arenot going to do any worthwhile business this time round. Hope I'm wrong STID st1halo
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7:32pm Sat 5 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

kent141 wrote:
Hilarious.... ;0)
Coward!
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Hilarious.... ;0)[/p][/quote]Coward! warrens 76
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7:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

saints-fanathotmail.
co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
Spot on ;0)
[quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]Spot on ;0) kent141
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7:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13

anderoo says...

warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.

co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year. anderoo
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7:48pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
You are totally obsessed with our fan base, our support, and/or lack of it. Why is this and what effect do you think it will have on anything? Try macrame or something, you life is far too blinkered and narrow to be good for you.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]You are totally obsessed with our fan base, our support, and/or lack of it. Why is this and what effect do you think it will have on anything? Try macrame or something, you life is far too blinkered and narrow to be good for you. OSPREYSAINT
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7:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

bully0046 says...

anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
Every team will get a quarter of the total seating capacity in a cup match! Fact!
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]Every team will get a quarter of the total seating capacity in a cup match! Fact! bully0046
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7:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

bully0046 says...

Away team that is
Away team that is bully0046
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7:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

saintkenny wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum
To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you.[/p][/quote]he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum[/p][/quote]To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells. Baddesley Bill
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7:54pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
Chelsea fans damaged a lot of seats today, I hope NC sends them the bill, they can afford it.
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]Chelsea fans damaged a lot of seats today, I hope NC sends them the bill, they can afford it. OSPREYSAINT
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8:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum
To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.
Why does the tw@t only use the one then?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you.[/p][/quote]he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum[/p][/quote]To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.[/p][/quote]Why does the tw@t only use the one then? st1halo
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8:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0) kent141
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8:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us says...

lost ur end. lost the game. shame. losing hope as well, just not a very big club r u
lost ur end. lost the game. shame. losing hope as well, just not a very big club r u Five Trophies Between Us
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8:17pm Sat 5 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
Coward...coward...co
ward.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]Coward...coward...co ward. warrens 76
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8:22pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.




co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
Coward...coward...co

ward.
........... ;0D
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]Coward...coward...co ward.[/p][/quote]........... ;0D kent141
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8:22pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
Chelsea fans damaged a lot of seats today, I hope NC sends them the bill, they can afford it.
I noted that Chelsea fans lit flares today with one being thrown on to the pitch. In addition a firework (a banger) was let off that seemed to cause one man serious problems as I saw him bein escorted away holding his head. The question I have is this - how do these fans get flarescandca firework into the ground? I thought fans were searched at the point of entering the ground clearly that's not the case. There could have been a serious incident albeit I noted that, apart from the flare landing in the pitch, it was confined to the Chelsea end. Does anybody remember a game years ago when a supporter let off a flare that hit another spectator on the other side of the ground killing him?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]Chelsea fans damaged a lot of seats today, I hope NC sends them the bill, they can afford it.[/p][/quote]I noted that Chelsea fans lit flares today with one being thrown on to the pitch. In addition a firework (a banger) was let off that seemed to cause one man serious problems as I saw him bein escorted away holding his head. The question I have is this - how do these fans get flarescandca firework into the ground? I thought fans were searched at the point of entering the ground clearly that's not the case. There could have been a serious incident albeit I noted that, apart from the flare landing in the pitch, it was confined to the Chelsea end. Does anybody remember a game years ago when a supporter let off a flare that hit another spectator on the other side of the ground killing him? saintlysoul
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8:24pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

It was a World Cup qualifier at Cardiff's ground in 1993!
It was a World Cup qualifier at Cardiff's ground in 1993! saintlysoul
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8:25pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

saintlysoul wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.




co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
Chelsea fans damaged a lot of seats today, I hope NC sends them the bill, they can afford it.
I noted that Chelsea fans lit flares today with one being thrown on to the pitch. In addition a firework (a banger) was let off that seemed to cause one man serious problems as I saw him bein escorted away holding his head. The question I have is this - how do these fans get flarescandca firework into the ground? I thought fans were searched at the point of entering the ground clearly that's not the case. There could have been a serious incident albeit I noted that, apart from the flare landing in the pitch, it was confined to the Chelsea end. Does anybody remember a game years ago when a supporter let off a flare that hit another spectator on the other side of the ground killing him?
The offender was arrested...and presumably will receive a ban from his club.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]Chelsea fans damaged a lot of seats today, I hope NC sends them the bill, they can afford it.[/p][/quote]I noted that Chelsea fans lit flares today with one being thrown on to the pitch. In addition a firework (a banger) was let off that seemed to cause one man serious problems as I saw him bein escorted away holding his head. The question I have is this - how do these fans get flarescandca firework into the ground? I thought fans were searched at the point of entering the ground clearly that's not the case. There could have been a serious incident albeit I noted that, apart from the flare landing in the pitch, it was confined to the Chelsea end. Does anybody remember a game years ago when a supporter let off a flare that hit another spectator on the other side of the ground killing him?[/p][/quote]The offender was arrested...and presumably will receive a ban from his club. Baddesley Bill
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8:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.





co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
Coward...coward...co


ward.
........... ;0D
Just a sad little WUM that nobody takes any notice of in the outside world. Sadly on here slot of people do and this stokes his little fire.. Bless..
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]Coward...coward...co ward.[/p][/quote]........... ;0D[/p][/quote]Just a sad little WUM that nobody takes any notice of in the outside world. Sadly on here slot of people do and this stokes his little fire.. Bless.. SaintMax
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8:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintshorse101 says...

unlike that lot down the road we are not that obsessed with the cup. i would rather stay up this season than win or have a long run in the cup, if this result helps then so be it. as for the away fans, other have already said that the cup away allocation is larger than the league.
hope fonte`s injury isnt too bad but we can get cover now so hope to see some players in this week. at least a cb a holding cm and if punch is on his way we need a winger, blackpool have a couple worth looking at.
unlike that lot down the road we are not that obsessed with the cup. i would rather stay up this season than win or have a long run in the cup, if this result helps then so be it. as for the away fans, other have already said that the cup away allocation is larger than the league. hope fonte`s injury isnt too bad but we can get cover now so hope to see some players in this week. at least a cb a holding cm and if punch is on his way we need a winger, blackpool have a couple worth looking at. saintshorse101
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8:27pm Sat 5 Jan 13

skin2000 says...

kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
More doom and gloom...lighten up mate we could be playing Hartlepool in a six pointer!
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]More doom and gloom...lighten up mate we could be playing Hartlepool in a six pointer! skin2000
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8:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

upwherewebelong says...

bully0046 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
Every team will get a quarter of the total seating capacity in a cup match! Fact!
Bully the issue isn't with the 15% allocation or 25% if you are right it is where the club situates the away fans behind the goal meaning the vocal home fans are treated like dirt and moved thereby killing the atmosphere is the point people are making.

In all honesty I agree it wouldn't have changed the result but we should treat away fans like they are a nuisance and not treat them better than home fans. I hope Hampshire Police are contacting the club about the whole end standing and the flares and are demanding that the allocation for the Premier League game be reduced. If it were upto me I would say NO MORE THAN 1000 tickets
[quote][p][bold]bully0046[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]Every team will get a quarter of the total seating capacity in a cup match! Fact![/p][/quote]Bully the issue isn't with the 15% allocation or 25% if you are right it is where the club situates the away fans behind the goal meaning the vocal home fans are treated like dirt and moved thereby killing the atmosphere is the point people are making. In all honesty I agree it wouldn't have changed the result but we should treat away fans like they are a nuisance and not treat them better than home fans. I hope Hampshire Police are contacting the club about the whole end standing and the flares and are demanding that the allocation for the Premier League game be reduced. If it were upto me I would say NO MORE THAN 1000 tickets upwherewebelong
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8:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

i would rather go out ,than win it and be 64 million in debt esculating to a 121 million
i would rather go out ,than win it and be 64 million in debt esculating to a 121 million saintkenny
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8:32pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Scarborosaint says...

anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
The allocation of tickets for the fa cup is different than that for the premiership that's why Chelsea had more tickets nothing to do with club its an fa ruling
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]The allocation of tickets for the fa cup is different than that for the premiership that's why Chelsea had more tickets nothing to do with club its an fa ruling Scarborosaint
  • Score: 0

8:33pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

saints-fanathotmail.
co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1
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8:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

SaintMax wrote:
kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.






co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
Coward...coward...co



ward.
........... ;0D
Just a sad little WUM that nobody takes any notice of in the outside world. Sadly on here slot of people do and this stokes his little fire.. Bless..
Lol classic ;0)
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]Coward...coward...co ward.[/p][/quote]........... ;0D[/p][/quote]Just a sad little WUM that nobody takes any notice of in the outside world. Sadly on here slot of people do and this stokes his little fire.. Bless..[/p][/quote]Lol classic ;0) kent141
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8:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.

co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ! slugger
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8:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
The allocation of tickets for the fa cup is different than that for the premiership that's why Chelsea had more tickets nothing to do with club its an fa ruling
this is correct they were allowed the whole northam stand ,normallty 1000 season ticket holders sit in those seats in league games,spot on .as for away support saints had more away fans in league .1st season only 2nd to leeds 2nd season only 2nd to sheff weds .to big clubs average for the 2 seasons 4000 ,the only south club near us is brighton and hove albion .no one else is near fact !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]The allocation of tickets for the fa cup is different than that for the premiership that's why Chelsea had more tickets nothing to do with club its an fa ruling[/p][/quote]this is correct they were allowed the whole northam stand ,normallty 1000 season ticket holders sit in those seats in league games,spot on .as for away support saints had more away fans in league .1st season only 2nd to leeds 2nd season only 2nd to sheff weds .to big clubs average for the 2 seasons 4000 ,the only south club near us is brighton and hove albion .no one else is near fact !!!!!! saintkenny
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8:38pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR RedArmy1
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8:40pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.

co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Oh no ...poor nigel, dont be wicked..
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Oh no ...poor nigel, dont be wicked.. kent141
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8:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted . slugger
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8:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintsfanfairoak says...

Puddletown Saint says...
6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position.

We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it.

We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans.

That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts.


Exactly correct puddletown saint,window open,players out new one in..simples.
Puddletown Saint says... 6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13 We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position. We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it. We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans. That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts. Exactly correct puddletown saint,window open,players out new one in..simples. saintsfanfairoak
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8:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Nicole23 says...

Not amused. If we intended to throw it away why didnt Nigel just field the under 21 squad and let them have a go, at least they are hungry.
I know we are fighting relegation but it still pi@@es me off, glad I didnt pay to see that, if anything why not put Lee and Mayuka in the squad to have a run out?
Not amused. If we intended to throw it away why didnt Nigel just field the under 21 squad and let them have a go, at least they are hungry. I know we are fighting relegation but it still pi@@es me off, glad I didnt pay to see that, if anything why not put Lee and Mayuka in the squad to have a run out? Nicole23
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8:47pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.




co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR RedArmy1
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8:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

DisplacedFan says...

The next four weeks may be very telling on NA. Soon, if a change is needed, it will be too late. However, be careful we don't jump from one bad place to a worse one. We may just have to grand it out. Let's not blame NA for who comes in. He does not control the purse. I hear kent141 knows all about purses.
The next four weeks may be very telling on NA. Soon, if a change is needed, it will be too late. However, be careful we don't jump from one bad place to a worse one. We may just have to grand it out. Let's not blame NA for who comes in. He does not control the purse. I hear kent141 knows all about purses. DisplacedFan
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8:50pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintsfanfairoak says...

saintsfanfairoak wrote:
Puddletown Saint says...
6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position.

We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it.

We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans.

That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts.


Exactly correct puddletown saint,window open,players out new one in..simples.
And not too soon.
And Hey Chelsea are firing on all cylinders,so the result 2.1 or 5.1 doesnt mean much to r campaign.
We need to buy wise,consolidate,pla
y neat football,and finish outside the relegation zone,thats r season.
[quote][p][bold]saintsfanfairoak[/bold] wrote: Puddletown Saint says... 6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13 We have learned a lot today. Lets forget the result. There were six of the first team out or out of position. We know that Guly, Lee, Davis, Boruc and De Ridder are not up to it. We also know that Richardson Butterfield Dickson Martin Chaplow Barnard Forte Hammand and Sharp are not in his plans. That is 14 dead wood. Get rid and bring in 4 top players. Any thoughts. Exactly correct puddletown saint,window open,players out new one in..simples.[/p][/quote]And not too soon. And Hey Chelsea are firing on all cylinders,so the result 2.1 or 5.1 doesnt mean much to r campaign. We need to buy wise,consolidate,pla y neat football,and finish outside the relegation zone,thats r season. saintsfanfairoak
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Sat 5 Jan 13

skin2000 says...

kent141 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Oh no ...poor nigel, dont be wicked..
BIT OF AN OVERREACTION...We will have a stronger side out against Villa...don't forget it was only one game ago we outplayed Arsenal?
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Oh no ...poor nigel, dont be wicked..[/p][/quote]BIT OF AN OVERREACTION...We will have a stronger side out against Villa...don't forget it was only one game ago we outplayed Arsenal? skin2000
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8:53pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.





co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea. Baddesley Bill
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8:55pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
Are you kidding? Have you tried getting tickets for away games? It's a nightmare, the online booking system is a joke, you can't phone for tickets any more, and the whole points system is unfathomable. Plus they add a handling fee for every single transaction, if they want me to be part of the away support they will have to rethink their sales technique, Premier Club, amateur ticketing.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]Are you kidding? Have you tried getting tickets for away games? It's a nightmare, the online booking system is a joke, you can't phone for tickets any more, and the whole points system is unfathomable. Plus they add a handling fee for every single transaction, if they want me to be part of the away support they will have to rethink their sales technique, Premier Club, amateur ticketing. OSPREYSAINT
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8:56pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.





co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo) slugger
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8:57pm Sat 5 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Matt Le God wrote:
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.
I don't. I think people just see he's obviously not good enough and that's frustrating when your manager has said he won't be buying a new keeper.

Criticism of Davis, Jos and Fox is equally correct and has been proved 100% right because they've been dropped.

Booing of any player is unacceptable but don't criticise people pointing out the obvious.

Guly, in my opinion, has been slightly hard done by and Gazza can't be blamed for making the odd mistake at his age. The others are simply not good enough for this level, not their fault, but people are within their rights to point blame in their direction because they've consistently made individual mistakes, Fox in particular because some have been through lack of effort or concentration rather than sheer lack of quality.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matt Le God[/bold] wrote: I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....[/p][/quote]I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.[/p][/quote]I don't. I think people just see he's obviously not good enough and that's frustrating when your manager has said he won't be buying a new keeper. Criticism of Davis, Jos and Fox is equally correct and has been proved 100% right because they've been dropped. Booing of any player is unacceptable but don't criticise people pointing out the obvious. Guly, in my opinion, has been slightly hard done by and Gazza can't be blamed for making the odd mistake at his age. The others are simply not good enough for this level, not their fault, but people are within their rights to point blame in their direction because they've consistently made individual mistakes, Fox in particular because some have been through lack of effort or concentration rather than sheer lack of quality. SaintJD
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8:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Nicole23 says...

WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS!
WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS! Nicole23
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9:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
lost ur end. lost the game. shame. losing hope as well, just not a very big club r u
... just a tad bigger than yours at the moment though, don't you think.
[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: lost ur end. lost the game. shame. losing hope as well, just not a very big club r u[/p][/quote]... just a tad bigger than yours at the moment though, don't you think. OSPREYSAINT
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9:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
kent141 wrote:
anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.




co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)
Are you kidding? Have you tried getting tickets for away games? It's a nightmare, the online booking system is a joke, you can't phone for tickets any more, and the whole points system is unfathomable. Plus they add a handling fee for every single transaction, if they want me to be part of the away support they will have to rethink their sales technique, Premier Club, amateur ticketing.
I got my Villa tickets really easy...several clicks and job done...arrived on the mat 2 days later (the booking fee is a pain in the arris though).
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]wouldent sell them anyway so whats the point of getting any more ;0)[/p][/quote]Are you kidding? Have you tried getting tickets for away games? It's a nightmare, the online booking system is a joke, you can't phone for tickets any more, and the whole points system is unfathomable. Plus they add a handling fee for every single transaction, if they want me to be part of the away support they will have to rethink their sales technique, Premier Club, amateur ticketing.[/p][/quote]I got my Villa tickets really easy...several clicks and job done...arrived on the mat 2 days later (the booking fee is a pain in the arris though). Baddesley Bill
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9:02pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

Nicole23 wrote:
WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS!
he came on second half , you weren't paying much attention were you !
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS![/p][/quote]he came on second half , you weren't paying much attention were you ! slugger
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9:02pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

skin2000 wrote:
kent141 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.



co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Oh no ...poor nigel, dont be wicked..
BIT OF AN OVERREACTION...We will have a stronger side out against Villa...don't forget it was only one game ago we outplayed Arsenal?
OK Skin

Let's see how they do against VILLA AWAY.

The fact is we should be doing better than what we are and my patience with Nigel learning the trade is wearing thin.

Some Premier League Clubs FIGHT in 4 Competitions ..

We struggle to compete in ONE.

On the subject of Arsenal - we deserved a result - mainly because we contained them and gave them no time and space on the ball.

After the first period today - there was no evidence of that.

LOSING AT HOME BY THAT SCORE
(Even in the Cup) is nowhere near good enough.

I don't think NIGEL has the ambition that the Chairman and the Fans do !!

HE TALKS A GOOD JOB IN THE PREMIERSHIP and that's about it !!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]skin2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Oh no ...poor nigel, dont be wicked..[/p][/quote]BIT OF AN OVERREACTION...We will have a stronger side out against Villa...don't forget it was only one game ago we outplayed Arsenal?[/p][/quote]OK Skin Let's see how they do against VILLA AWAY. The fact is we should be doing better than what we are and my patience with Nigel learning the trade is wearing thin. Some Premier League Clubs FIGHT in 4 Competitions .. We struggle to compete in ONE. On the subject of Arsenal - we deserved a result - mainly because we contained them and gave them no time and space on the ball. After the first period today - there was no evidence of that. LOSING AT HOME BY THAT SCORE (Even in the Cup) is nowhere near good enough. I don't think NIGEL has the ambition that the Chairman and the Fans do !! HE TALKS A GOOD JOB IN THE PREMIERSHIP and that's about it !! COYR RedArmy1
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9:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Nicole23 wrote:
WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS!
He was the lightweight forward that came on near the end, and got brushed off the ball every time he received it, he is a bit ring rusty, but would be better playing off of Lambos's knock downs.
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS![/p][/quote]He was the lightweight forward that came on near the end, and got brushed off the ball every time he received it, he is a bit ring rusty, but would be better playing off of Lambos's knock downs. OSPREYSAINT
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9:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.






co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)
Slugger - that's what the forums about.

Different opinions.

You will defend Nigel to the death.

I will call it as I see it.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)[/p][/quote]Slugger - that's what the forums about. Different opinions. You will defend Nigel to the death. I will call it as I see it. COYR RedArmy1
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9:05pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.






co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)
I agree with you, and am I the only one fed up with the childish shouting? I am all for fully supporting the team, but sometimes I wonder..........
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)[/p][/quote]I agree with you, and am I the only one fed up with the childish shouting? I am all for fully supporting the team, but sometimes I wonder.......... OSPREYSAINT
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9:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.







co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)
Slugger - that's what the forums about.

Different opinions.

You will defend Nigel to the death.

I will call it as I see it.

COYR
Fair enough ..... don't dare presume to be the voice of the fans though .
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)[/p][/quote]Slugger - that's what the forums about. Different opinions. You will defend Nigel to the death. I will call it as I see it. COYR[/p][/quote]Fair enough ..... don't dare presume to be the voice of the fans though . slugger
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9:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

loosehead says...

Linesman wrote:
fred the red wrote:
I am not completely convinced when NA says he will not bring in another keeper. We do need a keeper who can give confidence to the defence as none of ours do so at present. Having said that, most prem teams seem to have some qualms over their keepers from time to time. Butland has been touted, but not sure he is what we need for this season.

We know a CB was a priority in the summer and at least one is urgent now.

We still do not have control in midfield. Have to say I am disappointed in Davis as I thought he could do it.

We must act quickly, as we cannot afford to drop more points unnecessarily as we have done in the first part of the season
Alternatively, a defence is needed that the keeper can trust and rely on. It is always the keeper that gets the blame when a goal is scored, but the defence is there to prevent the opposition having a scoring opportunity.

Football is a team game, and they are not playing as a team.
I remember Peter Wells & Terry Gennoe( hope I spelt his name right?)
A good goalie organises his defence he has defenders in the right place.
yes you need a good defence but you also need a defence that has confidence in a keeper.
how many times has Kelvin not caught the ball but has palmed it into the feet of an opposition striker?
haven't seen the other two but who was it who through the ball out & the other team took it & scored?
the goalie has to come out & take high balls do ours?
yes we need new defenders but I don't put any of the keepers in the category of the two I've already mentioned I was up at Nottingham Forest where I saw a great keeping display & saw penalties saved & if I'm right that was Peter Wells.
But why aren't we looking at a new keeper as well as defenders?
if a great one is available get him why not?
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: I am not completely convinced when NA says he will not bring in another keeper. We do need a keeper who can give confidence to the defence as none of ours do so at present. Having said that, most prem teams seem to have some qualms over their keepers from time to time. Butland has been touted, but not sure he is what we need for this season. We know a CB was a priority in the summer and at least one is urgent now. We still do not have control in midfield. Have to say I am disappointed in Davis as I thought he could do it. We must act quickly, as we cannot afford to drop more points unnecessarily as we have done in the first part of the season[/p][/quote]Alternatively, a defence is needed that the keeper can trust and rely on. It is always the keeper that gets the blame when a goal is scored, but the defence is there to prevent the opposition having a scoring opportunity. Football is a team game, and they are not playing as a team.[/p][/quote]I remember Peter Wells & Terry Gennoe( hope I spelt his name right?) A good goalie organises his defence he has defenders in the right place. yes you need a good defence but you also need a defence that has confidence in a keeper. how many times has Kelvin not caught the ball but has palmed it into the feet of an opposition striker? haven't seen the other two but who was it who through the ball out & the other team took it & scored? the goalie has to come out & take high balls do ours? yes we need new defenders but I don't put any of the keepers in the category of the two I've already mentioned I was up at Nottingham Forest where I saw a great keeping display & saw penalties saved & if I'm right that was Peter Wells. But why aren't we looking at a new keeper as well as defenders? if a great one is available get him why not? loosehead
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9:07pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.






co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.
I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.[/p][/quote]I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you? OSPREYSAINT
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9:12pm Sat 5 Jan 13

kent141 says...

Nicole23 wrote:
WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS!
In the Josh with seed and seeds mummy having a shandy at the minute....
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS![/p][/quote]In the Josh with seed and seeds mummy having a shandy at the minute.... kent141
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9:17pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Nicole23 wrote:
WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS!
In the Josh with seed and seeds mummy having a shandy at the minute....
You velly wong, is in Tanoshii Fusion enjoying Sushi and Saki with Yoshi.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: WHERE IS TADANARI LEE? FFS![/p][/quote]In the Josh with seed and seeds mummy having a shandy at the minute....[/p][/quote]You velly wong, is in Tanoshii Fusion enjoying Sushi and Saki with Yoshi. OSPREYSAINT
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9:20pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Rockhopper says...

Attention all stewards:When there are a large section of Chelsea fans not obeying stadium rules you should be down there sorting them out not just 'watching'!
Why do our stewards always go so 'easy' on away fans whilst if a home supporter dare stand up for a few seconds they are close to being kicked out?
Attention all stewards:When there are a large section of Chelsea fans not obeying stadium rules you should be down there sorting them out not just 'watching'! Why do our stewards always go so 'easy' on away fans whilst if a home supporter dare stand up for a few seconds they are close to being kicked out? Rockhopper
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9:29pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.








co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)
Slugger - that's what the forums about.

Different opinions.

You will defend Nigel to the death.

I will call it as I see it.

COYR
Fair enough ..... don't dare presume to be the voice of the fans though .
Slugger - I'm just back from the pub after a disappointing day out.

After the fans were sold out at Leeds and at palace and vs millwall at home last Season - I half expected the result and the performance today.

Did you experience all that I have posted today with the fan positioning OR did you do the sensible thing and boycott the game.

Like you - I post my own opinion.

Lots of fans today after the game had mixed opinions and many do not disagree with the views that I have expressed.

Nigel does have mainstream support but he is being found out at this level.

NOT IMPRESSED.

Have a nice evening :o) lol
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]With respect , you're talkin' out of your @rse (imo)[/p][/quote]Slugger - that's what the forums about. Different opinions. You will defend Nigel to the death. I will call it as I see it. COYR[/p][/quote]Fair enough ..... don't dare presume to be the voice of the fans though .[/p][/quote]Slugger - I'm just back from the pub after a disappointing day out. After the fans were sold out at Leeds and at palace and vs millwall at home last Season - I half expected the result and the performance today. Did you experience all that I have posted today with the fan positioning OR did you do the sensible thing and boycott the game. Like you - I post my own opinion. Lots of fans today after the game had mixed opinions and many do not disagree with the views that I have expressed. Nigel does have mainstream support but he is being found out at this level. NOT IMPRESSED. Have a nice evening :o) lol RedArmy1
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9:29pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Confucious says...

We didn't drop a single Prem point today and it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that a direct consequence of today's defeat (and the pressure it removes from our thin squad) is that we survive in the Prem.

Not that much has changed between the optimism on here after the important Arsenal match and the gloom after today's much less important one.

Of course we'll never know for sure if today's result was indeed a blessing in disguise - but I'm glad we're out of the cup because being out of it definitely means it won't bite us - or Fonte -again.

So.....hurrah!
We didn't drop a single Prem point today and it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that a direct consequence of today's defeat (and the pressure it removes from our thin squad) is that we survive in the Prem. Not that much has changed between the optimism on here after the important Arsenal match and the gloom after today's much less important one. Of course we'll never know for sure if today's result was indeed a blessing in disguise - but I'm glad we're out of the cup because being out of it definitely means it won't bite us - or Fonte -again. So.....hurrah! Confucious
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9:29pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta
,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window. leo210856
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9:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.







co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.
I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?
:o) lol

surely there is better than Nigel out there !!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.[/p][/quote]I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?[/p][/quote]:o) lol surely there is better than Nigel out there !! COYR RedArmy1
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9:33pm Sat 5 Jan 13

VancouverSaint says...

The difference today was their midfield. Mata had a huge game. Without Gaston and Lalanna we have nothing for the final third of the field. With both of them on the field and Lambert up front, things would have been different today. We need to find cover for this position in January. Any team will have trouble with Chelsea this year, so I'm not too disappointed with the result, we just have to get it right for the PL.
The difference today was their midfield. Mata had a huge game. Without Gaston and Lalanna we have nothing for the final third of the field. With both of them on the field and Lambert up front, things would have been different today. We need to find cover for this position in January. Any team will have trouble with Chelsea this year, so I'm not too disappointed with the result, we just have to get it right for the PL. VancouverSaint
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9:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

st bevois says...

Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many.
Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many. st bevois
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9:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

st bevois says...

Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many.
Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many. st bevois
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9:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

st.athan saint says...

Calm down calm down - they say valium is very good !!! All will be ok next saturday - chelsea team value £150 million +, Aston villa err not and NA will have right players in right positions.Never going to win against that strong chelsea side.Forget and move on.
Calm down calm down - they say valium is very good !!! All will be ok next saturday - chelsea team value £150 million +, Aston villa err not and NA will have right players in right positions.Never going to win against that strong chelsea side.Forget and move on. st.athan saint
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9:40pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta

,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ? slugger
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9:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

st bevois wrote:
Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many.
great post from another SAIINTS SUPPORTER who was at the game.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many.[/p][/quote]great post from another SAIINTS SUPPORTER who was at the game. COYR RedArmy1
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9:42pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta

,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
I agree wih you, the Stewarding may have been a bit naive at your end, mostly because we don't expect trouble unless it's Pompey! You had one thing that we didn't, Mata, the nearest we have is Lallana and he is crocked. I have posted elsewhere about the flares and fireworks issue, there is no place for pyrotechnics in a football Stadium, the smoking ban is not just in use as a cancer preventer, people have short memories if they have forgotten what happened in the past look up 11th May 1985..
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]I agree wih you, the Stewarding may have been a bit naive at your end, mostly because we don't expect trouble unless it's Pompey! You had one thing that we didn't, Mata, the nearest we have is Lallana and he is crocked. I have posted elsewhere about the flares and fireworks issue, there is no place for pyrotechnics in a football Stadium, the smoking ban is not just in use as a cancer preventer, people have short memories if they have forgotten what happened in the past look up 11th May 1985.. OSPREYSAINT
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9:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

arthur boutfaith says...

anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
Rules are different for FA cup.
I think the away team are entitled to 20%? Of tickets.
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]Rules are different for FA cup. I think the away team are entitled to 20%? Of tickets. arthur boutfaith
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9:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.








co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.
I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?
:o) lol

surely there is better than Nigel out there !!

COYR
Indeed...they are currently managing larger clubs imo.

NA has improved as a manager this season imo.

He fully deserves our support imo.

He will keep us up so we can push on into next season....and you will change your opinion....

...in my opinion! :O)
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.[/p][/quote]I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?[/p][/quote]:o) lol surely there is better than Nigel out there !! COYR[/p][/quote]Indeed...they are currently managing larger clubs imo. NA has improved as a manager this season imo. He fully deserves our support imo. He will keep us up so we can push on into next season....and you will change your opinion.... ...in my opinion! :O) Baddesley Bill
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9:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta


,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR. RedArmy1
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9:46pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.









co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.
I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?
:o) lol

surely there is better than Nigel out there !!

COYR
Indeed...they are currently managing larger clubs imo.

NA has improved as a manager this season imo.

He fully deserves our support imo.

He will keep us up so we can push on into next season....and you will change your opinion....

...in my opinion! :O)
thanks Bill ;o) lol

ENJOY VILLA AWAY !!!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.[/p][/quote]I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?[/p][/quote]:o) lol surely there is better than Nigel out there !! COYR[/p][/quote]Indeed...they are currently managing larger clubs imo. NA has improved as a manager this season imo. He fully deserves our support imo. He will keep us up so we can push on into next season....and you will change your opinion.... ...in my opinion! :O)[/p][/quote]thanks Bill ;o) lol ENJOY VILLA AWAY !!! RedArmy1
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9:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta


,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
Last Saturday we beat Everton 2.1 away.
If you are talking about Wednesday game against QPR it was a bad day at the office in truth that can happen and did
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]Last Saturday we beat Everton 2.1 away. If you are talking about Wednesday game against QPR it was a bad day at the office in truth that can happen and did leo210856
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9:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

st bevois wrote:
Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many.
This is an informative post. What disappointed me about today's performance was how we let the game 'go' in the second half. In the first half we had some good possession and were passing the ball around with a good tempo. The midfield seemed to be linking up well and I thought JWP who was making his first start since October 2012 looked industrious covering a lot of ground and closing down well. In the first half he played in the hole behind Rodriguez.

In the second half the shape seemed to change. JWP seemed to move to a central midfield role which is IMO his position and where he 'shines'. What I found frustrating was when he was in space in the middle of the pitch Steven Davis either didn't see him or didn't want to pass to him preferring to play the ball to the wing to Cork or Guly putting them under pressure resulting in us losing possession.

We then seemed to start playing long ball particularly when Hoovield came on and the momentum and fluidity we had in the first half was lost.

Overall we payed some good football in periods but were out classed by excellence.

I must say having 'knocked' him in the past that IMO Guly has upped his game and his work rate is much better.

The team can now concentrate on the league. It's a game about Fonte. Was NC's decision to recall Aaron Martin intuitive? Great foresight!!!!

Now lets put today behind us, regroup and gland get 3 points from Villa next Saturday!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: Although I agree with the comments on here about the away end in the cup, unfortunately the stadium was designed and set up to handle away allocation in this way since day 1. The away team get up to 10% for league matches - 3,200 or something like smaller sections of 2,400 and 1,200 depending on the level of support. In the Cup they are entitled to up to 15% which works out at about 4,500-700 depending on the seating plan and we get left with the last block of the Northam. As for the strip - we lost the toss, it's as simple as that and Chelsea got first choice. Normal home and away doesn't apply. Agree wih Red Army though - feel sold out today. No more will I be buying extra tickets for family and friends with the attitude displayed by the manager and the club. Going by the attitude of some on here we may as well have forfeited the match altogether. Fair play to wet spam and Big Sam - they went for it at home at least and nearly put the Manure out in the 3rd round. Cracking atmosphere up there and certainly no one leaving before Fergie time. Shame Manure conjure another £22 million pound finish from out of their black hat. At least their manager plays their top buy come rain or shine. We spend £12 million and half way through the season our biggest buy has played barely a quarter of the season and doesn't even make the bench against the sort of footballing team he should revel playing against. Has he really got a dead leg? Lets hope Font is okay for next week - massive game in this run and I fear for us otherwise if the back four of late is messed up again. From the top of the Itchen Nrth today it looked like we really lost our shape second half, we went back to being the team we were about 10 matches ago. They say if you aim for Everest you might get somewhere near the summit. If the best we can aim for is fourth from bottom I hope and pray that we don't full short of that particular summit. There is a massive opportunity for this club here and now, the likes of which I didn't think would come around again. I hate to see it being taken for granted by so many.[/p][/quote]This is an informative post. What disappointed me about today's performance was how we let the game 'go' in the second half. In the first half we had some good possession and were passing the ball around with a good tempo. The midfield seemed to be linking up well and I thought JWP who was making his first start since October 2012 looked industrious covering a lot of ground and closing down well. In the first half he played in the hole behind Rodriguez. In the second half the shape seemed to change. JWP seemed to move to a central midfield role which is IMO his position and where he 'shines'. What I found frustrating was when he was in space in the middle of the pitch Steven Davis either didn't see him or didn't want to pass to him preferring to play the ball to the wing to Cork or Guly putting them under pressure resulting in us losing possession. We then seemed to start playing long ball particularly when Hoovield came on and the momentum and fluidity we had in the first half was lost. Overall we payed some good football in periods but were out classed by excellence. I must say having 'knocked' him in the past that IMO Guly has upped his game and his work rate is much better. The team can now concentrate on the league. It's a game about Fonte. Was NC's decision to recall Aaron Martin intuitive? Great foresight!!!! Now lets put today behind us, regroup and gland get 3 points from Villa next Saturday!!!!! saintlysoul
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9:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

leo210856 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta



,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
Last Saturday we beat Everton 2.1 away.
If you are talking about Wednesday game against QPR it was a bad day at the office in truth that can happen and did
I stand corrected but you get my drift .
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]Last Saturday we beat Everton 2.1 away. If you are talking about Wednesday game against QPR it was a bad day at the office in truth that can happen and did[/p][/quote]I stand corrected but you get my drift . slugger
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9:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

Sorry 'shame' about Fonte!
Sorry 'shame' about Fonte! saintlysoul
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9:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta



,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made leo210856
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9:55pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

As far as Ramirez is concerned, it has been reported that he picke up a dead leg in the Arsenal game, not the one he injured earlier in the season, NA said he was penned in to play, but reported himself unfit, so was not slected. Saw Chaplow have a fitness work out before kick off and he was not too happy so may be away for a bit longer.
As far as Ramirez is concerned, it has been reported that he picke up a dead leg in the Arsenal game, not the one he injured earlier in the season, NA said he was penned in to play, but reported himself unfit, so was not slected. Saw Chaplow have a fitness work out before kick off and he was not too happy so may be away for a bit longer. OSPREYSAINT
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9:58pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta




,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ! slugger
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9:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta




,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
quite agree ... that is why I am so p*ssed off tonight.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY.
THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION.
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]quite agree ... that is why I am so p*ssed off tonight. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION. RedArmy1
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10:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

penalty says...

Mixed emotions about today really. I was frustrated that Chelsea didn't line up like this against QPR-this is virtually their strongest side- Mata was controlling the game. Concerned about Jose's injury. Yoshi and Shaw were all over the show today- hopefully they've got it out of their system. Positives are that SRL and Gaston will be back for the Villa game. What's happening with Adz?

Atmosphere was not right today. Away fans should be part of the Northam, then going around corner and into some of the Itchen. Don't isolate them up the Chapel End otherwise the proximity of all the banter and atmosphere will be lost.

When the team (Saints) is announced before kick off why use the symbol sound after each player? And why is the away team just read out and not displayed. The Announcer couldn't even pronounce half of the Arsenal players names on New years Day-it's all very amateurish...or is it just me!
Whinge over...
Looking forward to the January signings??..
COYR!!
Mixed emotions about today really. I was frustrated that Chelsea didn't line up like this against QPR-this is virtually their strongest side- Mata was controlling the game. Concerned about Jose's injury. Yoshi and Shaw were all over the show today- hopefully they've got it out of their system. Positives are that SRL and Gaston will be back for the Villa game. What's happening with Adz? Atmosphere was not right today. Away fans should be part of the Northam, then going around corner and into some of the Itchen. Don't isolate them up the Chapel End otherwise the proximity of all the banter and atmosphere will be lost. When the team (Saints) is announced before kick off why use the symbol sound after each player? And why is the away team just read out and not displayed. The Announcer couldn't even pronounce half of the Arsenal players names on New years Day-it's all very amateurish...or is it just me! Whinge over... Looking forward to the January signings??.. COYR!! penalty
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10:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta





,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR RedArmy1
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10:02pm Sat 5 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta




,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
How long does a dead leg last for. Will he be fit for Villa? If not who should play instead?
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]How long does a dead leg last for. Will he be fit for Villa? If not who should play instead? saintlysoul
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10:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta


,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
I agree wih you, the Stewarding may have been a bit naive at your end, mostly because we don't expect trouble unless it's Pompey! You had one thing that we didn't, Mata, the nearest we have is Lallana and he is crocked. I have posted elsewhere about the flares and fireworks issue, there is no place for pyrotechnics in a football Stadium, the smoking ban is not just in use as a cancer preventer, people have short memories if they have forgotten what happened in the past look up 11th May 1985..
I was speaking to one of the stewards who told me had never been to a game at St Marys before today nor had the steward he was teamed with.
I though the policing was un coridinated,there was only one male and one female steward covering two turnstyles,match programmes had sold out by 2.30 at the away end.
As for not expecting trouble well there should be enough stewards and police to ensure that it doesnt happen and yes like ou I remember Bradford but again the stewards did nothing to ensure that the smoking ban was enforced in the toilets.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]I agree wih you, the Stewarding may have been a bit naive at your end, mostly because we don't expect trouble unless it's Pompey! You had one thing that we didn't, Mata, the nearest we have is Lallana and he is crocked. I have posted elsewhere about the flares and fireworks issue, there is no place for pyrotechnics in a football Stadium, the smoking ban is not just in use as a cancer preventer, people have short memories if they have forgotten what happened in the past look up 11th May 1985..[/p][/quote]I was speaking to one of the stewards who told me had never been to a game at St Marys before today nor had the steward he was teamed with. I though the policing was un coridinated,there was only one male and one female steward covering two turnstyles,match programmes had sold out by 2.30 at the away end. As for not expecting trouble well there should be enough stewards and police to ensure that it doesnt happen and yes like ou I remember Bradford but again the stewards did nothing to ensure that the smoking ban was enforced in the toilets. leo210856
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10:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

st bevois says...

I should add and to be fair to NC, he questioned the layout of the Northam when he first arrived - but Police, Council, H&S etc were against any change. I wonder if he might reconsider the position now - but it would cost a few million for major reconstruction. He also said that there would need to be a change in the attitude of our fans and he is correct in that statement I suppose. We have always parked ourselves near the away fans wherever they have been. At the Dell it was the bike shed when they were in the East Stand and vice versa when the club swapped us around, just two examples amongst other layouts at the old home. If NC did move the away section would half the Northam not up seats and move to the new seg line wherever it may be? Not sure on that one.
Anyway enough is enough - no valium just the hard stuff for me on a Sat night. Still think we should wipe the floor with AV as long as we are positive, but if Font is out maybe Corky would be a better bet to fill in if Clyne is back at right back. Corky gives a massive 100% wherever, but we sorely need him in the middle to.
I should add and to be fair to NC, he questioned the layout of the Northam when he first arrived - but Police, Council, H&S etc were against any change. I wonder if he might reconsider the position now - but it would cost a few million for major reconstruction. He also said that there would need to be a change in the attitude of our fans and he is correct in that statement I suppose. We have always parked ourselves near the away fans wherever they have been. At the Dell it was the bike shed when they were in the East Stand and vice versa when the club swapped us around, just two examples amongst other layouts at the old home. If NC did move the away section would half the Northam not up seats and move to the new seg line wherever it may be? Not sure on that one. Anyway enough is enough - no valium just the hard stuff for me on a Sat night. Still think we should wipe the floor with AV as long as we are positive, but if Font is out maybe Corky would be a better bet to fill in if Clyne is back at right back. Corky gives a massive 100% wherever, but we sorely need him in the middle to. st bevois
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10:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

seagullsaint says...

leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta

,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
Dear Leo,

Who on earth do you think you are ??

Chelsea lost to QPR mid-week and are seen by most living in UK as a joke club.

A few points, are you having a laugh !! I will not even start on the joke that is Chelsea !! I fear for Chelsea, gonna win FA mate. I love football banter but you sir are arrogant with nothing to back it up.

Have a think about it before you come back on Southampton FC site again .
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Dear Leo, Who on earth do you think you are ?? Chelsea lost to QPR mid-week and are seen by most living in UK as a joke club. A few points, are you having a laugh !! I will not even start on the joke that is Chelsea !! I fear for Chelsea, gonna win FA mate. I love football banter but you sir are arrogant with nothing to back it up. Have a think about it before you come back on Southampton FC site again . seagullsaint
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10:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta






,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ! slugger
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10:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

st beovis

Just a point re your kit today. The FA rules are quite clear and say:

Where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing Clubs are similar (as
determined by the Professional Game Board), the Away Club must change.

Soo its clear for whatever reason it was your decision to play in a changed kit and not the subject to any toss
st beovis Just a point re your kit today. The FA rules are quite clear and say: Where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing Clubs are similar (as determined by the Professional Game Board), the Away Club must change. Soo its clear for whatever reason it was your decision to play in a changed kit and not the subject to any toss leo210856
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10:10pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

st beovis

Just a point re your kit today. The FA rules are quite clear and say:

Where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing Clubs are similar (as
determined by the Professional Game Board), the Away Club must change.

So its clear for whatever reason it was your decision to play in a changed kit and not the subject to any toss
st beovis Just a point re your kit today. The FA rules are quite clear and say: Where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing Clubs are similar (as determined by the Professional Game Board), the Away Club must change. So its clear for whatever reason it was your decision to play in a changed kit and not the subject to any toss leo210856
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10:11pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Interesting points made about the placement of away fans. I do tend to agree that they should be situated in a corner.
I'm thinking the Northam/Kingsland corner would be best...sure...we'd have to rethink the situation of some our own hardcore support...but at least the empty seats seperating the fans would be mainly out of sight from the main cameras in the Kingsland stand.
Interesting points made about the placement of away fans. I do tend to agree that they should be situated in a corner. I'm thinking the Northam/Kingsland corner would be best...sure...we'd have to rethink the situation of some our own hardcore support...but at least the empty seats seperating the fans would be mainly out of sight from the main cameras in the Kingsland stand. Baddesley Bill
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10:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

seagullsaint wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta


,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
Dear Leo,

Who on earth do you think you are ??

Chelsea lost to QPR mid-week and are seen by most living in UK as a joke club.

A few points, are you having a laugh !! I will not even start on the joke that is Chelsea !! I fear for Chelsea, gonna win FA mate. I love football banter but you sir are arrogant with nothing to back it up.

Have a think about it before you come back on Southampton FC site again .
Who do I think you I am well as the song goes.
Why do you view my comment as arrogant?
As for being on a Southampton FC site there was me thinking this was a newspapers site.
As they say football is all about opinions I may not agree with yours and you may not agree with mine but hey thats life
[quote][p][bold]seagullsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Dear Leo, Who on earth do you think you are ?? Chelsea lost to QPR mid-week and are seen by most living in UK as a joke club. A few points, are you having a laugh !! I will not even start on the joke that is Chelsea !! I fear for Chelsea, gonna win FA mate. I love football banter but you sir are arrogant with nothing to back it up. Have a think about it before you come back on Southampton FC site again .[/p][/quote]Who do I think you I am well as the song goes. Why do you view my comment as arrogant? As for being on a Southampton FC site there was me thinking this was a newspapers site. As they say football is all about opinions I may not agree with yours and you may not agree with mine but hey thats life leo210856
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10:17pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta







,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR RedArmy1
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10:20pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta








,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
I'll stick to supporting in my own way ta , nobody tells me how to do it .
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]I'll stick to supporting in my own way ta , nobody tells me how to do it . slugger
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10:25pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta








,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't? OSPREYSAINT
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10:27pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta









,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
I'll stick to supporting in my own way ta , nobody tells me how to do it .
Fair enough, as long as you don't get too blinkered and miss the obvious, I have been blinkered for years, all it got me was an accusation that I know nothing about football!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]I'll stick to supporting in my own way ta , nobody tells me how to do it .[/p][/quote]Fair enough, as long as you don't get too blinkered and miss the obvious, I have been blinkered for years, all it got me was an accusation that I know nothing about football! OSPREYSAINT
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10:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

leo210856 wrote:
seagullsaint wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta



,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
Dear Leo,

Who on earth do you think you are ??

Chelsea lost to QPR mid-week and are seen by most living in UK as a joke club.

A few points, are you having a laugh !! I will not even start on the joke that is Chelsea !! I fear for Chelsea, gonna win FA mate. I love football banter but you sir are arrogant with nothing to back it up.

Have a think about it before you come back on Southampton FC site again .
Who do I think you I am well as the song goes.
Why do you view my comment as arrogant?
As for being on a Southampton FC site there was me thinking this was a newspapers site.
As they say football is all about opinions I may not agree with yours and you may not agree with mine but hey thats life
Don't let them get to you, we aren't all the same, it gets very parochial on here at times, if you think this is bad, have a look at the Portmouth News site.
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seagullsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Dear Leo, Who on earth do you think you are ?? Chelsea lost to QPR mid-week and are seen by most living in UK as a joke club. A few points, are you having a laugh !! I will not even start on the joke that is Chelsea !! I fear for Chelsea, gonna win FA mate. I love football banter but you sir are arrogant with nothing to back it up. Have a think about it before you come back on Southampton FC site again .[/p][/quote]Who do I think you I am well as the song goes. Why do you view my comment as arrogant? As for being on a Southampton FC site there was me thinking this was a newspapers site. As they say football is all about opinions I may not agree with yours and you may not agree with mine but hey thats life[/p][/quote]Don't let them get to you, we aren't all the same, it gets very parochial on here at times, if you think this is bad, have a look at the Portmouth News site. OSPREYSAINT
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10:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

Osprey , aren't all football fans "blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about !
Osprey , aren't all football fans "blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about ! slugger
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10:33pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta









,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR RedArmy1
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10:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

leo210856 wrote:
st beovis

Just a point re your kit today. The FA rules are quite clear and say:

Where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing Clubs are similar (as
determined by the Professional Game Board), the Away Club must change.

So its clear for whatever reason it was your decision to play in a changed kit and not the subject to any toss
You are correct, the White kit was registered with the FL as our home strip for all FA Cup games, nothing more sinister than that, prob,ably a ploy to sell more as it wasn't being used much for way games where the blue and yellow strip was preferred for games where the red strip clashed.
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: st beovis Just a point re your kit today. The FA rules are quite clear and say: Where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing Clubs are similar (as determined by the Professional Game Board), the Away Club must change. So its clear for whatever reason it was your decision to play in a changed kit and not the subject to any toss[/p][/quote]You are correct, the White kit was registered with the FL as our home strip for all FA Cup games, nothing more sinister than that, prob,ably a ploy to sell more as it wasn't being used much for way games where the blue and yellow strip was preferred for games where the red strip clashed. OSPREYSAINT
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10:35pm Sat 5 Jan 13

thomasupton says...

No great shocks today, just the injury to Fonte to worry about.
No great shocks today, just the injury to Fonte to worry about. thomasupton
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10:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

Indeed it does. I have no problems with anyone having a confict of opinions but Football is a game and thats it.
I find it strange that my inital post was viewed as arrogant as reviewing the majority of commens they arent a million miles away from what I am saying
Indeed it does. I have no problems with anyone having a confict of opinions but Football is a game and thats it. I find it strange that my inital post was viewed as arrogant as reviewing the majority of commens they arent a million miles away from what I am saying leo210856
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10:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta










,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them. OSPREYSAINT
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10:40pm Sat 5 Jan 13

hdfw09 says...

Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets.

Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC & NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an "enforcer" in there with BPL experience.

Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount.

COYR!
Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets. Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC & NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an "enforcer" in there with BPL experience. Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount. COYR! hdfw09
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10:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
Osprey , aren't all football fans "blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about !
I am OK with "blinkered", but with an open mind in case I have got it wrong, I am human, not a red and white robot.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Osprey , aren't all football fans "blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about ![/p][/quote]I am OK with "blinkered", but with an open mind in case I have got it wrong, I am human, not a red and white robot. OSPREYSAINT
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10:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta











,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
OK that explains your post.

have a nice evening !!

I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV

COYR < with or without Nigel !
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.[/p][/quote]OK that explains your post. have a nice evening !! I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV COYR < with or without Nigel ! RedArmy1
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10:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta











,Moses,Ramires,&amp; Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
Interesting you say about not going to games to observe the away support as I really dont get it when supporters pay good money to ignore whats going on on the pitch and in truth both sets of supporters did just that today
That bang was about 10 rows from where we sat and believe me it was bloodly loud
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.[/p][/quote]Interesting you say about not going to games to observe the away support as I really dont get it when supporters pay good money to ignore whats going on on the pitch and in truth both sets of supporters did just that today That bang was about 10 rows from where we sat and believe me it was bloodly loud leo210856
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10:45pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

hdfw09 wrote:
Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets.

Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC &amp; NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an &quot;enforcer" in there with BPL experience.

Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount.

COYR!
Good post.
[quote][p][bold]hdfw09[/bold] wrote: Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets. Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC & NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an "enforcer" in there with BPL experience. Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount. COYR![/p][/quote]Good post. OSPREYSAINT
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10:46pm Sat 5 Jan 13

slugger says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
Osprey , aren't all football fans &quot;blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about !
I am OK with "blinkered", but with an open mind in case I have got it wrong, I am human, not a red and white robot.
Agreed .... my point is that all fans are blinkered when it comes to their club , not to the point of blind faith (which i seem to be accused of) , just a belief .
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Osprey , aren't all football fans "blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about ![/p][/quote]I am OK with "blinkered", but with an open mind in case I have got it wrong, I am human, not a red and white robot.[/p][/quote]Agreed .... my point is that all fans are blinkered when it comes to their club , not to the point of blind faith (which i seem to be accused of) , just a belief . slugger
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10:47pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

leo210856 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta












,Moses,Ramires,&amp; Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
Interesting you say about not going to games to observe the away support as I really dont get it when supporters pay good money to ignore whats going on on the pitch and in truth both sets of supporters did just that today
That bang was about 10 rows from where we sat and believe me it was bloodly loud
Well, I have made my opinions known about the use of any form of pyrotechnics in a public place or any other form of gratuitous violence, and that goes for both sides. Turning the other cheek is as effective as numbnut retaliation.
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.[/p][/quote]Interesting you say about not going to games to observe the away support as I really dont get it when supporters pay good money to ignore whats going on on the pitch and in truth both sets of supporters did just that today That bang was about 10 rows from where we sat and believe me it was bloodly loud[/p][/quote]Well, I have made my opinions known about the use of any form of pyrotechnics in a public place or any other form of gratuitous violence, and that goes for both sides. Turning the other cheek is as effective as numbnut retaliation. OSPREYSAINT
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10:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Highways and Byways says...

Wayne Bridge for Saints ? - he had a great game for the seagulls against Newcastle and is proven class. Can't we get him back we could do with him on the left wing as well as helping out young Luke .
Wayne Bridge for Saints ? - he had a great game for the seagulls against Newcastle and is proven class. Can't we get him back we could do with him on the left wing as well as helping out young Luke . Highways and Byways
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10:53pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
Osprey , aren't all football fans &quot;blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about !
I am OK with "blinkered", but with an open mind in case I have got it wrong, I am human, not a red and white robot.
Agreed .... my point is that all fans are blinkered when it comes to their club , not to the point of blind faith (which i seem to be accused of) , just a belief .
You have shown that you will support Southampton FC through good times and bad, how can you be criticised for that, I think you are backing NA because you, like me think that he will prevail, given time and the wherewithal to do the job, so why should we be called "happy clappers" for saying what we believe in. Sadly there are those whose opinion is different and are not averse to saying so, sadly mostly by being abusive. They have a right to a different opinion, but no right to insult the people that have an alternative view.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Osprey , aren't all football fans "blinkered" ? ......... that's what it's all about ![/p][/quote]I am OK with "blinkered", but with an open mind in case I have got it wrong, I am human, not a red and white robot.[/p][/quote]Agreed .... my point is that all fans are blinkered when it comes to their club , not to the point of blind faith (which i seem to be accused of) , just a belief .[/p][/quote]You have shown that you will support Southampton FC through good times and bad, how can you be criticised for that, I think you are backing NA because you, like me think that he will prevail, given time and the wherewithal to do the job, so why should we be called "happy clappers" for saying what we believe in. Sadly there are those whose opinion is different and are not averse to saying so, sadly mostly by being abusive. They have a right to a different opinion, but no right to insult the people that have an alternative view. OSPREYSAINT
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10:55pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta












,Moses,Ramires,&amp; Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
OK that explains your post.

have a nice evening !!

I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV

COYR &lt; with or without Nigel !
Strange as it may seem, I am not watching the FA Cup highlights, watching NFL Wild Card games instead!
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.[/p][/quote]OK that explains your post. have a nice evening !! I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV COYR < with or without Nigel ![/p][/quote]Strange as it may seem, I am not watching the FA Cup highlights, watching NFL Wild Card games instead! OSPREYSAINT
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10:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Saintjock says...

tarquin farquharson wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Matt Le God wrote:
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.
I personally don't hate the guy, but after his attempt at physical assault against Saints fans on his home debut, he's going to need to show more than a track record of 12 goals conceded in 4 games to redeem himself in my eyes.
Physical assault on Saints fans? You mean he kicked a plastic water bottle after being booed by his own fans in the Chapel after Saints went 2 down to Spurs neither goal of which were his fault. The same morons were giving him stick against Arsenal and cheering ironically when he gathered a cross cleanly after early jitters.

He wasn't to blame for any of the goals today. His distribution led to our goal and is in the van der Sar league. Other aspects may not be as good but he is the best we have so best to get behind him and treat him as one of ours!
[quote][p][bold]tarquin farquharson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matt Le God[/bold] wrote: I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....[/p][/quote]I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.[/p][/quote]I personally don't hate the guy, but after his attempt at physical assault against Saints fans on his home debut, he's going to need to show more than a track record of 12 goals conceded in 4 games to redeem himself in my eyes.[/p][/quote]Physical assault on Saints fans? You mean he kicked a plastic water bottle after being booed by his own fans in the Chapel after Saints went 2 down to Spurs neither goal of which were his fault. The same morons were giving him stick against Arsenal and cheering ironically when he gathered a cross cleanly after early jitters. He wasn't to blame for any of the goals today. His distribution led to our goal and is in the van der Sar league. Other aspects may not be as good but he is the best we have so best to get behind him and treat him as one of ours! Saintjock
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11:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta













,Moses,Ramires,&amp; Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
OK that explains your post.

have a nice evening !!

I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV

COYR &lt; with or without Nigel !
Strange as it may seem, I am not watching the FA Cup highlights, watching NFL Wild Card games instead!
Lol ...

plenty of coin throwing by the blue skum into Itchen North today.

flares .. Bad behaviour and the best the stewards and police could do was film Saints Supporters and tell them to sit down.

I do think it is time to rethink once again how we position the Away fans.

WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE CLUB IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.[/p][/quote]OK that explains your post. have a nice evening !! I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV COYR < with or without Nigel ![/p][/quote]Strange as it may seem, I am not watching the FA Cup highlights, watching NFL Wild Card games instead![/p][/quote]Lol ... plenty of coin throwing by the blue skum into Itchen North today. flares .. Bad behaviour and the best the stewards and police could do was film Saints Supporters and tell them to sit down. I do think it is time to rethink once again how we position the Away fans. WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE CLUB IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1
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11:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

hdfw09 wrote:
Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets.

Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC &amp; NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an &quot;enforcer" in there with BPL experience.

Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount.

COYR!
Now that's a good post.
And as for pompous Leochelsea bloke.. Bet he want that vocal on his own newspaper site on Wednesday night..
[quote][p][bold]hdfw09[/bold] wrote: Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets. Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC & NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an "enforcer" in there with BPL experience. Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount. COYR![/p][/quote]Now that's a good post. And as for pompous Leochelsea bloke.. Bet he want that vocal on his own newspaper site on Wednesday night.. SaintMax
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11:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

3 Things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. a Newcastle fan, 2. A Wolves fan, 3. the obvious.
3 Things I wouldn't want to be tonight, 1. a Newcastle fan, 2. A Wolves fan, 3. the obvious. OSPREYSAINT
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11:17pm Sat 5 Jan 13

MGRA says...

oh dear oh dear oh dear.... bring back national service ;-)
oh dear oh dear oh dear.... bring back national service ;-) MGRA
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11:17pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick!
Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality.
Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who "needed a rest"
Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick! Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality. Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who "needed a rest" leo210856
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11:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

rossofficial10 says...

i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman.

first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route!

that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game.

adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal!

anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann?

we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips.

agree?
i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman. first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route! that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game. adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal! anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann? we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips. agree? rossofficial10
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11:33pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

leo210856 wrote:
Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick!
Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality.
Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who &quot;needed a rest"
Must be near your bedtime, toddle along now, we can continue the dialogue around 16th January!
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick! Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality. Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who "needed a rest"[/p][/quote]Must be near your bedtime, toddle along now, we can continue the dialogue around 16th January! OSPREYSAINT
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11:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Paul TS says...

Was at the game today and to be honest did not expect us to get anything from it, my son thought we would probably go down 3-1. However a few obsevations:-
1) Why did we not where our own home kit?
2) Vocal support was very weak, seemed that a lot of regualrs did not go and some families used as an excuse to see Chelsea
3) The police and stewards really should have acted more with the Chelsea fans who set off the fireworks and banger, however sitting in Itchen North block 2, we had police cameras on us during all this instead!
4) we had a good start, first 20 minutes we held our own
5) Bad luck conceeding just before half time to go 2-1 down
6) second half too many players playing out of position and we started to get completely run over
7) Fonte being injured for me was not a bad thing, cause now we really do need to now find another decent/better central defender
8) Dont think our goalie looked too bad, perhaps a bit nervous in first 20 minutes, but settled well and goals were not doely down to him!
9) Ultimately their class of players exposed the real lack in depth we have and lets see if Nicole will spend some money and if Nigel has the clout to attract the quality/not quantity needed! - somehow I dont think so
10) Have a lot of respect for Nigel, however am also slightly concerned that our climb and the success for us and him has been too quick and that possibly we might just come unstuck and show that possibly we are punching currently a little above our weight - I hope not!
Just my observation today and it cost me just under £50 for my 13 year old and me, that's the reality!
Was at the game today and to be honest did not expect us to get anything from it, my son thought we would probably go down 3-1. However a few obsevations:- 1) Why did we not where our own home kit? 2) Vocal support was very weak, seemed that a lot of regualrs did not go and some families used as an excuse to see Chelsea 3) The police and stewards really should have acted more with the Chelsea fans who set off the fireworks and banger, however sitting in Itchen North block 2, we had police cameras on us during all this instead! 4) we had a good start, first 20 minutes we held our own 5) Bad luck conceeding just before half time to go 2-1 down 6) second half too many players playing out of position and we started to get completely run over 7) Fonte being injured for me was not a bad thing, cause now we really do need to now find another decent/better central defender 8) Dont think our goalie looked too bad, perhaps a bit nervous in first 20 minutes, but settled well and goals were not doely down to him! 9) Ultimately their class of players exposed the real lack in depth we have and lets see if Nicole will spend some money and if Nigel has the clout to attract the quality/not quantity needed! - somehow I dont think so 10) Have a lot of respect for Nigel, however am also slightly concerned that our climb and the success for us and him has been too quick and that possibly we might just come unstuck and show that possibly we are punching currently a little above our weight - I hope not! Just my observation today and it cost me just under £50 for my 13 year old and me, that's the reality! Paul TS
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11:35pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman.

first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route!

that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game.

adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal!

anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann?

we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips.

agree?
Ince I think is going to Liverpool and Matt Phillips seems to be injury prone, we could do better if can find them.
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman. first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route! that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game. adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal! anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann? we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips. agree?[/p][/quote]Ince I think is going to Liverpool and Matt Phillips seems to be injury prone, we could do better if can find them. OSPREYSAINT
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11:38pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Paul TS says...

Sorry about some of the spelling errors! 'wear' etc etc, just getting it off my chest with a few vinos inside!!
Sorry about some of the spelling errors! 'wear' etc etc, just getting it off my chest with a few vinos inside!! Paul TS
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11:41pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Paul TS wrote:
Was at the game today and to be honest did not expect us to get anything from it, my son thought we would probably go down 3-1. However a few obsevations:-
1) Why did we not where our own home kit?
2) Vocal support was very weak, seemed that a lot of regualrs did not go and some families used as an excuse to see Chelsea
3) The police and stewards really should have acted more with the Chelsea fans who set off the fireworks and banger, however sitting in Itchen North block 2, we had police cameras on us during all this instead!
4) we had a good start, first 20 minutes we held our own
5) Bad luck conceeding just before half time to go 2-1 down
6) second half too many players playing out of position and we started to get completely run over
7) Fonte being injured for me was not a bad thing, cause now we really do need to now find another decent/better central defender
8) Dont think our goalie looked too bad, perhaps a bit nervous in first 20 minutes, but settled well and goals were not doely down to him!
9) Ultimately their class of players exposed the real lack in depth we have and lets see if Nicole will spend some money and if Nigel has the clout to attract the quality/not quantity needed! - somehow I dont think so
10) Have a lot of respect for Nigel, however am also slightly concerned that our climb and the success for us and him has been too quick and that possibly we might just come unstuck and show that possibly we are punching currently a little above our weight - I hope not!
Just my observation today and it cost me just under £50 for my 13 year old and me, that's the reality!
Fair comment, as I said in my 10.34 p.m. post, the White Shirt was registered with the FL as our Home shirt for all of our home FA Cup game(s).
[quote][p][bold]Paul TS[/bold] wrote: Was at the game today and to be honest did not expect us to get anything from it, my son thought we would probably go down 3-1. However a few obsevations:- 1) Why did we not where our own home kit? 2) Vocal support was very weak, seemed that a lot of regualrs did not go and some families used as an excuse to see Chelsea 3) The police and stewards really should have acted more with the Chelsea fans who set off the fireworks and banger, however sitting in Itchen North block 2, we had police cameras on us during all this instead! 4) we had a good start, first 20 minutes we held our own 5) Bad luck conceeding just before half time to go 2-1 down 6) second half too many players playing out of position and we started to get completely run over 7) Fonte being injured for me was not a bad thing, cause now we really do need to now find another decent/better central defender 8) Dont think our goalie looked too bad, perhaps a bit nervous in first 20 minutes, but settled well and goals were not doely down to him! 9) Ultimately their class of players exposed the real lack in depth we have and lets see if Nicole will spend some money and if Nigel has the clout to attract the quality/not quantity needed! - somehow I dont think so 10) Have a lot of respect for Nigel, however am also slightly concerned that our climb and the success for us and him has been too quick and that possibly we might just come unstuck and show that possibly we are punching currently a little above our weight - I hope not! Just my observation today and it cost me just under £50 for my 13 year old and me, that's the reality![/p][/quote]Fair comment, as I said in my 10.34 p.m. post, the White Shirt was registered with the FL as our Home shirt for all of our home FA Cup game(s). OSPREYSAINT
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11:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

leo210856 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick!
Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality.
Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who &quot;needed a rest"
Must be near your bedtime, toddle along now, we can continue the dialogue around 16th January!
Yes I will be there and again at St Marys for the return game and will be more than happy to continue with the debate.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick! Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality. Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who "needed a rest"[/p][/quote]Must be near your bedtime, toddle along now, we can continue the dialogue around 16th January![/p][/quote]Yes I will be there and again at St Marys for the return game and will be more than happy to continue with the debate. leo210856
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11:57pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman.

first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route!

that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game.

adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal!

anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann?

we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips.

agree?
At half time I thought we'd regroup and come out fighting. In stead we came out and looked as if we forgot all our lessons.

Why?

I think it was because the other team started to play to their champions league ability... not pretty but they shut our play down and picked us off with ease.

Should we have played Rickie - what earthly difference would he have made jogging around? Kelvin... no sorry not convinced. Lots of regular fans have called for JWP to return to the firsts... he went okay but can't be expected to compete against Euro stars yet... he's coming on though.
I wish we hadn't risked our only competent cb... he's out hurt now.

The mission is survival in the prem. The cup was properly a good opportunity to give some of the squad a run... They had a run and lost heavily.

Lesson should be learnt today by fans...stop begging for the introduction of squad players when you haven't been to training - let the manager manage - he has a very young up and coming squad and some of them will be very upset.. more so than fans.

Hey it's footy.. COYR
On with the league... get well soon Jose Fonte.

PS The only real disgrace was playing in dirty leeds colour against pompey blue... it looked disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman. first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route! that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game. adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal! anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann? we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips. agree?[/p][/quote]At half time I thought we'd regroup and come out fighting. In stead we came out and looked as if we forgot all our lessons. Why? I think it was because the other team started to play to their champions league ability... not pretty but they shut our play down and picked us off with ease. Should we have played Rickie - what earthly difference would he have made jogging around? Kelvin... no sorry not convinced. Lots of regular fans have called for JWP to return to the firsts... he went okay but can't be expected to compete against Euro stars yet... he's coming on though. I wish we hadn't risked our only competent cb... he's out hurt now. The mission is survival in the prem. The cup was properly a good opportunity to give some of the squad a run... They had a run and lost heavily. Lesson should be learnt today by fans...stop begging for the introduction of squad players when you haven't been to training - let the manager manage - he has a very young up and coming squad and some of them will be very upset.. more so than fans. Hey it's footy.. COYR On with the league... get well soon Jose Fonte. PS The only real disgrace was playing in dirty leeds colour against pompey blue... it looked disgusting. Tirau Dan
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12:30am Sun 6 Jan 13

seagullsaint says...

leo210856 wrote:
Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick!
Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality.
Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who &quot;needed a rest"
Dear Arrogant and Pompus Leo,

We are a small provincial club doing fantastic thank you . You are a big city club that has massive finance and not doing very well by the standards they set themselves . (they not you)

If you factor in "added value" I think you will find Southampton are easily outperforming Chelsea.

Do you want me to spell out to you why Chelsea are not up to Man U or City ?

If so OK, I will tell you. If not, then do not come here and spout off about how you know what is best for Southampton FC.

Yes you won 5-1 today. Our target is Prem league survival, which every single day I try to think how we will achieve . Your targets, you will not get will you.

So do not come on here and say Saints were poor. Chelsea were dreadful v QPR and many games this season which is why you sack managers every two minutes.

Your arrogance comes because you think you are a Chelsea supporter and that means because Chelsea are a bigger club than Southampton , then you are a better, bigger more informed supporter and can give advice to smaller clubs.

Let me worry about Saints. You worry about Chelsea.
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Arrogant now pompus hey cant wait for the hatrick! Believe me I was preety vocal on Wednesday and am honest enough to realise when things being said may hurt but are constructive and reality. Such as you were poor after 30 odd minutes, such as St Marys isnt configured in a way that fits the greater allocation , such as letting flares off in the ground was disgusting such as it was your manager who decisded who "needed a rest"[/p][/quote]Dear Arrogant and Pompus Leo, We are a small provincial club doing fantastic thank you . You are a big city club that has massive finance and not doing very well by the standards they set themselves . (they not you) If you factor in "added value" I think you will find Southampton are easily outperforming Chelsea. Do you want me to spell out to you why Chelsea are not up to Man U or City ? If so OK, I will tell you. If not, then do not come here and spout off about how you know what is best for Southampton FC. Yes you won 5-1 today. Our target is Prem league survival, which every single day I try to think how we will achieve . Your targets, you will not get will you. So do not come on here and say Saints were poor. Chelsea were dreadful v QPR and many games this season which is why you sack managers every two minutes. Your arrogance comes because you think you are a Chelsea supporter and that means because Chelsea are a bigger club than Southampton , then you are a better, bigger more informed supporter and can give advice to smaller clubs. Let me worry about Saints. You worry about Chelsea. seagullsaint
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12:36am Sun 6 Jan 13

tarquin farquharson says...

Saintjock wrote:
tarquin farquharson wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Matt Le God wrote:
I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....
I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.
I personally don't hate the guy, but after his attempt at physical assault against Saints fans on his home debut, he's going to need to show more than a track record of 12 goals conceded in 4 games to redeem himself in my eyes.
Physical assault on Saints fans? You mean he kicked a plastic water bottle after being booed by his own fans in the Chapel after Saints went 2 down to Spurs neither goal of which were his fault. The same morons were giving him stick against Arsenal and cheering ironically when he gathered a cross cleanly after early jitters.

He wasn't to blame for any of the goals today. His distribution led to our goal and is in the van der Sar league. Other aspects may not be as good but he is the best we have so best to get behind him and treat him as one of ours!
No, I mean I witnessed him kicking a water bottle AT a section of home supporters. Filled with water, that action could have injured anyone including a child.

Early jitters - what excuse would a seasoned pro have for failing to take unchallenged a simple cross, and then a few minutes later to spill an easy low cross he should have comfortably gathered into his midrift.

Not to blame for any of todays goals? You mean he didn't throw anything into his own goal? But what did he do to keep anything out? Like his compatriot, Tomasceski, against England in 73?

Other aspects - other than distribution - may not be as good? What? Like shot stopping? Command of his area? Spreading confidence? Oh, that alright, then.

Van der Saar? Yeah. Right. Dick Van Dyke, more like.

Forget past performances for Celtic. The guy is history, and from my observations some kinda nervous wreck.
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tarquin farquharson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matt Le God[/bold] wrote: I dont think my nerves can deal with Boruc in goal for another game....[/p][/quote]I see Boruc is the new target of those who need to have someone to hate a and blame everything on.[/p][/quote]I personally don't hate the guy, but after his attempt at physical assault against Saints fans on his home debut, he's going to need to show more than a track record of 12 goals conceded in 4 games to redeem himself in my eyes.[/p][/quote]Physical assault on Saints fans? You mean he kicked a plastic water bottle after being booed by his own fans in the Chapel after Saints went 2 down to Spurs neither goal of which were his fault. The same morons were giving him stick against Arsenal and cheering ironically when he gathered a cross cleanly after early jitters. He wasn't to blame for any of the goals today. His distribution led to our goal and is in the van der Sar league. Other aspects may not be as good but he is the best we have so best to get behind him and treat him as one of ours![/p][/quote]No, I mean I witnessed him kicking a water bottle AT a section of home supporters. Filled with water, that action could have injured anyone including a child. Early jitters - what excuse would a seasoned pro have for failing to take unchallenged a simple cross, and then a few minutes later to spill an easy low cross he should have comfortably gathered into his midrift. Not to blame for any of todays goals? You mean he didn't throw anything into his own goal? But what did he do to keep anything out? Like his compatriot, Tomasceski, against England in 73? Other aspects - other than distribution - may not be as good? What? Like shot stopping? Command of his area? Spreading confidence? Oh, that alright, then. Van der Saar? Yeah. Right. Dick Van Dyke, more like. Forget past performances for Celtic. The guy is history, and from my observations some kinda nervous wreck. tarquin farquharson
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12:53am Sun 6 Jan 13

rossofficial10 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman.

first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route!

that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game.

adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal!

anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann?

we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips.

agree?
Ince I think is going to Liverpool and Matt Phillips seems to be injury prone, we could do better if can find them.
let us pray over the next week that mr cortese gets his cheque book out and sign some players asap! b4 villa game,

everyday i check the sky sports transfers and we are oh so quiet!

get some players in! quality please!

not maya yoshida type!

ps, lets also pray guly and boruc will be offloaded asap!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: i was at the game today and the only players who seem to put a shift in were cork, shaw, and spiderman. first half looked good, second half was a disgrace, embarrassing. it costs a lot for us fans to pay almost premier league prices for an fa cup match and i travelled from bristol today, even broke down on route! that deserves a proper first team to be played and an urgency to try and win the game. adkins doesnt care about cup matches. i dont care if we lost but it;s how you lose, we didnt even show any fight! thats poor. , most people wanted to see their fave players play such as lambo and ramirez and even kelvin davies in goal! anyway, must get some new players in this week! defense is shocking, i would go ahead and get butland and the italian defender, even scott dann? we could also do with a tom ince and matt phillips. agree?[/p][/quote]Ince I think is going to Liverpool and Matt Phillips seems to be injury prone, we could do better if can find them.[/p][/quote]let us pray over the next week that mr cortese gets his cheque book out and sign some players asap! b4 villa game, everyday i check the sky sports transfers and we are oh so quiet! get some players in! quality please! not maya yoshida type! ps, lets also pray guly and boruc will be offloaded asap! rossofficial10
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2:24am Sun 6 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

hdfw09 wrote:
Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets.

Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC &amp; NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an &quot;enforcer" in there with BPL experience.

Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount.

COYR!
As others have said, this is a good post. It covers much of what I'm thinking after my first match this season.

Some may think I'm mad but I quite enjoyed today. Yes, it was 5-1, but let's have a bit of perspective. Although I haven't seen the highlights and can only say it as I saw it at the time, take away what seemed like two dodgy goals and the lapse just before the break and it wasn't as bad as some might have us think.

First, I was glad the free-spending European Champions (some might like to be reminded of that) put out a top side and, trying to match them, we played a reasonably strong side while allowing SRL a day off.

Let's be fair, even with our best eleven we'd have struggled today. Without Rickie, Nat, Adam and Gaston we really had our hands full. Yet, a real positive was the way we ran the game up until the equaliser (was it offside?).

Alas, after that, Chelsea took control. The second half was a master class. If you want to criticise the team for 'not competing' in the second half, then fine, but don't forget that it was two world class players - Mata and Ramires - who were running the show. The penalty looked like the kind of poor decision which has spoilt so much of this season.

As for the players, I have to say, Boruc didn't win me over but he did get in a couple of really good blocks.

Jose played well. Let's hope he's back soon.

Yosh's distribution was poor, otherwise, okay.

Jos slotted in okay.

Cork and Shaw played far better last Tuesday but both did well first half.

Spiderman ran his socks off. I can understand why Nigel gave him a rest.

As with Shaw, JWP doesn't look out of place. He did okay and will get better and better.

Davis worked hard, too.

Punch posed a real threat but ran out of stream once Chelsea took control.

Lee looked a bit lightweight. Pity.

But my big shout is for Guly and Jay. Both have had their critics on here this season. Both covered a lot of ground. In the first half, Guly gave Shaw a lot of help and between them they kept Hazard very quiet. When Guly was moved inside (when Spiderman went off), along with Steeeeve, he was at the heart of most of our somewhat limited attacking threat.

You couldn't have asked for much more from Jay and he took his goal well.

Today, you just have to accept that we didn't get the breaks and we played a team whose finances and experience are far greater than ours.

Time to move on .......
[quote][p][bold]hdfw09[/bold] wrote: Saints have their first poor performance in a long time and some one says it is time to replace NA? BS! Saints were outclassed today. Plain and simple. Chelsea is too deep and have much bigger pockets. Fonte's injury may be a blessing in disguise. This may force NC & NA to spend more on a solid CB, maybe 2. Fonte has shown significant improvement. However, would like to get an "enforcer" in there with BPL experience. Would have loved a solid cup run. However, avoiding relegation is paramount. COYR![/p][/quote]As others have said, this is a good post. It covers much of what I'm thinking after my first match this season. Some may think I'm mad but I quite enjoyed today. Yes, it was 5-1, but let's have a bit of perspective. Although I haven't seen the highlights and can only say it as I saw it at the time, take away what seemed like two dodgy goals and the lapse just before the break and it wasn't as bad as some might have us think. First, I was glad the free-spending European Champions (some might like to be reminded of that) put out a top side and, trying to match them, we played a reasonably strong side while allowing SRL a day off. Let's be fair, even with our best eleven we'd have struggled today. Without Rickie, Nat, Adam and Gaston we really had our hands full. Yet, a real positive was the way we ran the game up until the equaliser (was it offside?). Alas, after that, Chelsea took control. The second half was a master class. If you want to criticise the team for 'not competing' in the second half, then fine, but don't forget that it was two world class players - Mata and Ramires - who were running the show. The penalty looked like the kind of poor decision which has spoilt so much of this season. As for the players, I have to say, Boruc didn't win me over but he did get in a couple of really good blocks. Jose played well. Let's hope he's back soon. Yosh's distribution was poor, otherwise, okay. Jos slotted in okay. Cork and Shaw played far better last Tuesday but both did well first half. Spiderman ran his socks off. I can understand why Nigel gave him a rest. As with Shaw, JWP doesn't look out of place. He did okay and will get better and better. Davis worked hard, too. Punch posed a real threat but ran out of stream once Chelsea took control. Lee looked a bit lightweight. Pity. But my big shout is for Guly and Jay. Both have had their critics on here this season. Both covered a lot of ground. In the first half, Guly gave Shaw a lot of help and between them they kept Hazard very quiet. When Guly was moved inside (when Spiderman went off), along with Steeeeve, he was at the heart of most of our somewhat limited attacking threat. You couldn't have asked for much more from Jay and he took his goal well. Today, you just have to accept that we didn't get the breaks and we played a team whose finances and experience are far greater than ours. Time to move on ....... Strasbourg Saint
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4:38am Sun 6 Jan 13

just kidding says...

What an amazingly frustrating game football can be! I mean There i was thinking what a cracking good team we are. For about 25 mins we pressed them hard everytime they got near the ball, we passed the ball well and kept posession, and it was us who looked the better team. The goal we scored was a great goal, not a lucky one, but a really well worked goal. I thought for a while there, that this was a continuation of our form against Arsenal. But what the heck happened to our team, where did they go? They just disapeared! Perhaps its just not possible to keep up that kind of intensity for 90 mins. But honestly, in this league, and with the current squad, that is what its going to take to survive. So I hope we will see a lot more of that intensity in the future, because for about 25mins, I was feeling quite excited.
What an amazingly frustrating game football can be! I mean There i was thinking what a cracking good team we are. For about 25 mins we pressed them hard everytime they got near the ball, we passed the ball well and kept posession, and it was us who looked the better team. The goal we scored was a great goal, not a lucky one, but a really well worked goal. I thought for a while there, that this was a continuation of our form against Arsenal. But what the heck happened to our team, where did they go? They just disapeared! Perhaps its just not possible to keep up that kind of intensity for 90 mins. But honestly, in this league, and with the current squad, that is what its going to take to survive. So I hope we will see a lot more of that intensity in the future, because for about 25mins, I was feeling quite excited. just kidding
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7:36am Sun 6 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.

co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Dont go all Brighton on us RA1.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont go all Brighton on us RA1. mack chinnon
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8:16am Sun 6 Jan 13

mickey01 says...

why is it we hear about the buisness big sam and others are doing and yet nothing from st marys and that will be the difference at the end of the season
why is it we hear about the buisness big sam and others are doing and yet nothing from st marys and that will be the difference at the end of the season mickey01
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8:24am Sun 6 Jan 13

Malcy says...

What a thrashing!! I couldn't listen after the 3rd goal. It's another lesson, how good are Saints, can they climb up the league? that's more important. Nigel is canny, he's never revealed who he wants to buy probably because it alerts other Managers, also has anyone thought when he buys (probably with Cortese approval) how old are the Players? they are always young, inexperienced of course, some gifted, definitely, this is shrewd buying, if they got relegated (hopefully not) any talented Player who wouldn't relish The Championship would be sold at a profit, to Southampton, they are not just a Football and it's not just a Sport, it's a Business, and in Business you need to make money, this is the thoughts of Cortese and Adkins, they sing from the same Hymn sheet, very clever
What a thrashing!! I couldn't listen after the 3rd goal. It's another lesson, how good are Saints, can they climb up the league? that's more important. Nigel is canny, he's never revealed who he wants to buy probably because it alerts other Managers, also has anyone thought when he buys (probably with Cortese approval) how old are the Players? they are always young, inexperienced of course, some gifted, definitely, this is shrewd buying, if they got relegated (hopefully not) any talented Player who wouldn't relish The Championship would be sold at a profit, to Southampton, they are not just a Football and it's not just a Sport, it's a Business, and in Business you need to make money, this is the thoughts of Cortese and Adkins, they sing from the same Hymn sheet, very clever Malcy
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8:33am Sun 6 Jan 13

Clever Dick says...

Cardiff played a completely changed side yesterday and got bounced out by lesser oppopsition. They are top of the C/ship and chasing a far bigger prize. We got it wrong yesterday. Fonte's injury could cost us dearly Hoover now has to step up and this just puts him under even more pressure. The next game is probably our biggest of the season so far. We needed to be at full strength for this one and we have weakened our side when it just wasn't necessary.
Cardiff played a completely changed side yesterday and got bounced out by lesser oppopsition. They are top of the C/ship and chasing a far bigger prize. We got it wrong yesterday. Fonte's injury could cost us dearly Hoover now has to step up and this just puts him under even more pressure. The next game is probably our biggest of the season so far. We needed to be at full strength for this one and we have weakened our side when it just wasn't necessary. Clever Dick
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9:05am Sun 6 Jan 13

richard1946 says...

I often Wonder what NA says to the players at half time because they play like a First Div. team in the second half. If football matches only last 45mins they would be nearly top of the Leauge.
I often Wonder what NA says to the players at half time because they play like a First Div. team in the second half. If football matches only last 45mins they would be nearly top of the Leauge. richard1946
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9:29am Sun 6 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Can't believe some of the expectations.. How many of our best first 11 would get into the Chelsea squad..? Not their first 11 as I think only one (Gaston at a push) could.
We aren't competing against the top 5 in the country, it's the next load below we should realistically try and beat. Arsenal was an exceptional performance and our benchmark going forward.
Can't believe some of the expectations.. How many of our best first 11 would get into the Chelsea squad..? Not their first 11 as I think only one (Gaston at a push) could. We aren't competing against the top 5 in the country, it's the next load below we should realistically try and beat. Arsenal was an exceptional performance and our benchmark going forward. SaintMax
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9:29am Sun 6 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Can't believe some of the expectations.. How many of our best first 11 would get into the Chelsea squad..? Not their first 11 as I think only one (Gaston at a push) could.
We aren't competing against the top 5 in the country, it's the next load below we should realistically try and beat. Arsenal was an exceptional performance and our benchmark going forward.
Can't believe some of the expectations.. How many of our best first 11 would get into the Chelsea squad..? Not their first 11 as I think only one (Gaston at a push) could. We aren't competing against the top 5 in the country, it's the next load below we should realistically try and beat. Arsenal was an exceptional performance and our benchmark going forward. SaintMax
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9:42am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

NINE
NINE Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:45am Sun 6 Jan 13

Confucious says...

SaintMax wrote:
Can't believe some of the expectations.. How many of our best first 11 would get into the Chelsea squad..? Not their first 11 as I think only one (Gaston at a push) could.
We aren't competing against the top 5 in the country, it's the next load below we should realistically try and beat. Arsenal was an exceptional performance and our benchmark going forward.
When we win on a Saturday, the future looks bright and nothing's going to stop us or our hard working, talented players and manager.

When we lose on a Saturday, darkness descends and the road ahead is filled with fear and dread for us and our lazy, outclassed players and manager.

Wednesday is the best day on here for a balanced perspective.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: Can't believe some of the expectations.. How many of our best first 11 would get into the Chelsea squad..? Not their first 11 as I think only one (Gaston at a push) could. We aren't competing against the top 5 in the country, it's the next load below we should realistically try and beat. Arsenal was an exceptional performance and our benchmark going forward.[/p][/quote]When we win on a Saturday, the future looks bright and nothing's going to stop us or our hard working, talented players and manager. When we lose on a Saturday, darkness descends and the road ahead is filled with fear and dread for us and our lazy, outclassed players and manager. Wednesday is the best day on here for a balanced perspective. Confucious
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10:01am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:02am Sun 6 Jan 13

More Glory says...

Ken Russell, Chris Packham, Nick Holmes, Admiral Jellicoe, Ali Dia, Seedhouse the Unrepentant, Captain EJ Smith, Benny Hill, Craig David, Scott Mills, William Makepeace Thackeray, King Canute, Billy Reid, the Civic Centre Clock Tower, the Ocean Village, Your boys took one hell of a beating, one hell of a beating.
Ken Russell, Chris Packham, Nick Holmes, Admiral Jellicoe, Ali Dia, Seedhouse the Unrepentant, Captain EJ Smith, Benny Hill, Craig David, Scott Mills, William Makepeace Thackeray, King Canute, Billy Reid, the Civic Centre Clock Tower, the Ocean Village, Your boys took one hell of a beating, one hell of a beating. More Glory
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10:09am Sun 6 Jan 13

billythesaint says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
leo210856 wrote:
Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations
First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides.
The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search
Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta














,Moses,Ramires,&amp; Ba who some would argue arent first choice players
Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats.
Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.
We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?
also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS.

SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE.

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.
COYR.
Dont do Cup competions?
Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made
That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect !
:O) lol

Just post if you were at the game today slugger !!

COYR
Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok !
Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ...

And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ...

Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS.

There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away.

COYR
Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?
Osprey ...

Which part of the ground were you at today .....???

COYR
Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.
OK that explains your post.

have a nice evening !!

I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV

COYR &lt; with or without Nigel !
Strange as it may seem, I am not watching the FA Cup highlights, watching NFL Wild Card games instead!
Lol ...

plenty of coin throwing by the blue skum into Itchen North today.

flares .. Bad behaviour and the best the stewards and police could do was film Saints Supporters and tell them to sit down.

I do think it is time to rethink once again how we position the Away fans.

WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE CLUB IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Yeah, I sat in Block 2 for a change from my season ticket today and shat meself when the banger went off. It felt like it had exploded right under my seat! Our fans hardly singing and leaving 10 minutes before half time/full time annoyed me. We should stay the full 90 minutes and sing our hearts out. It's alright having a moan on here but in the stadium we need to make some positive noise where it counts. Chelsea fans were disgusting. One of their fans (I think it was a Chelsea fan cos he was their side of the barrier) had blood all down his face and the police/stewards decided to start shoving around a load of kids in our end and ignoring the ridiculous nonsense going on by Chelsea! They looked afraid to deal with them and concentrated on us instead!
Fonte injury may be a blessing in disguise; he was at fault for 3 goals yesterday. Let's have a bit better support next game lads.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: Before anyone wades in too heavy I will point out that I am a Chelsea supporter and was at the game today but will make a couple of observations First clubs are required to allocate a fixed % of tickets for FA cup matches. St Marys isnt set out to accomadate the higher % so decisions have to be made as to where you put away supporters.The police/ stewards would do all they can to minimise oppossing supporters walking past each other so nearly always will choose behind a goal as oppossed to on the sides. The fact that flares and thunderflashes were let off in the ground was a disgrace but the level of stewarding and searches on entry was poor , indeed I didnt see any one , other than those with a bags, being subjected to any sort of search Turning now to the game itself, Other than the first 30 or so minutes Saints were poor. You shoulnt seek satisfaction that you were 4 or o players short that is down to your manager but to suggest that players may be tired and neede to be rested is a bit of an strange one as I think that todays game was your 23rd of the season it was our 34th yet we still treated the competition with respect and fielded a team which featured Turnball,Azpilicueta ,Moses,Ramires,& Ba who some would argue arent first choice players Chelsea easily sold their allocation to day but I have to say that I found it strange that there were such huge numbers of unsold seats. Goodluck for the rest f the season but I fear for you unless you can get some more experienced legs in over the next few weeks as you can ount on the other clubs who are down there doing quite a bit in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]We had a bad day and you had a good one , how do you explain last saturday ?........... you fielded your strongest side and you got beat at home by the bottom club ...... funny old game eh ?[/p][/quote]also we have lots of empty seats because the CLUB and MANAGER do not do CUP COMPETITIONS. SEE YOU CHELSKUM IN THE LEAGUE. RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont do Cup competions? Deary me I suggest that perhaps is he biggest insult to you 1976 team that could be made[/p][/quote]That is just redarmy's opinion , he doesn't speak for me ....... i thought our manager took it very seriously (more than most) , just didn't work out , no disgrace and certainly no reason to call for the manager to go ....... i do wonder what some expect ![/p][/quote]:O) lol Just post if you were at the game today slugger !! COYR[/p][/quote]Don't you lol me ....... i wasn't there for reasons that are none of your business ! .......... do i suddenly have no right to question the mighty redarmy1's take ? .... i don't think so ...... i support our team through thick and thin and don't you dare question it ..... cok ![/p][/quote]Lol slugger it's your turn to get wound up ... And IMO you're talking out of your @rse ... Why not use that energy to get stuck into the AWAY FANS. There were enough arrogant big headed @rsehole blue skum supporters there today and there is always Chelsea away. COYR[/p][/quote]Now you are being silly again, they had something to shout about, I would say that the majority are someone to look up to and endeavour to match them, not just automatically run them down because they support another side. Yes they have a few mavericks, what club hasn't?[/p][/quote]Osprey ... Which part of the ground were you at today .....??? COYR[/p][/quote]Kingsland South in my usual ST seat, not many regulars around, mostly occasional plastics. Must admit I didn't go to game just to observe the away support, the loud bang was about the only time that I paid any attention to them.[/p][/quote]OK that explains your post. have a nice evening !! I 'm having a black coffee and going to watch the highlights on TV COYR < with or without Nigel ![/p][/quote]Strange as it may seem, I am not watching the FA Cup highlights, watching NFL Wild Card games instead![/p][/quote]Lol ... plenty of coin throwing by the blue skum into Itchen North today. flares .. Bad behaviour and the best the stewards and police could do was film Saints Supporters and tell them to sit down. I do think it is time to rethink once again how we position the Away fans. WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE CLUB IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I sat in Block 2 for a change from my season ticket today and shat meself when the banger went off. It felt like it had exploded right under my seat! Our fans hardly singing and leaving 10 minutes before half time/full time annoyed me. We should stay the full 90 minutes and sing our hearts out. It's alright having a moan on here but in the stadium we need to make some positive noise where it counts. Chelsea fans were disgusting. One of their fans (I think it was a Chelsea fan cos he was their side of the barrier) had blood all down his face and the police/stewards decided to start shoving around a load of kids in our end and ignoring the ridiculous nonsense going on by Chelsea! They looked afraid to deal with them and concentrated on us instead! Fonte injury may be a blessing in disguise; he was at fault for 3 goals yesterday. Let's have a bit better support next game lads. billythesaint
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10:14am Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

mack chinnon wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Dont go all Brighton on us RA1.
Only have one comment this morning :

F@CK OFF CHELSEA.

We will see them in the League.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Dont go all Brighton on us RA1.[/p][/quote]Only have one comment this morning : F@CK OFF CHELSEA. We will see them in the League. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1
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10:17am Sun 6 Jan 13

montecristosaint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way &quot;fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum
To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.
Saints really need fans like you pour scorn on any opiniions you dont agree with.´
Its only a game and any fan has a right to an opinion. Go an and get a life and give your innate arrogance a rest..
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you.[/p][/quote]he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum[/p][/quote]To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.[/p][/quote]Saints really need fans like you pour scorn on any opiniions you dont agree with.´ Its only a game and any fan has a right to an opinion. Go an and get a life and give your innate arrogance a rest.. montecristosaint
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10:20am Sun 6 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
I think NA put out the side he did yesterday as said he wanted a 'run' in the FA Cup. Was the truth of the matter that he didn't want to be criticised as he was when he put out a weaker side againt Leeds United in the legue Cup. The chances of us beating Chelsea were slim due to the quality they have. The problem now is as Seedhouse identifies because Fonte is injured we disadvantage ourselves against Villa and for however long he will be out for.

In addition I'm concerned forLuke Shaw. This is a 17 year old lad who is still developing physically. He has played every game over the festive season including yesterday' game. How long will he be able to sustain 90 minutes week in week out? He's a great talent and has done well but I'm concerned he will burn out and then where will we be for a left back? Will NA bring in another left back this month? IMO he needs to.

Albeit wise in hindsight perhaps yesterday's game would have been better if Fox, Chaplow, Martin, Lee, De Ridder had started thus resting the first team squad players for the league which suely must take priority.

Hopefully Fonte will not be out for too long. No doubt we will be kept in the dark about his injury as we are about Lallana'sinjury. Will Gaston be back for the Villa game? Will Clyne? If not is NA going to keep Cork at right back? Will JWP play - he didwell first half yesterday but flagged in the second half which perhaps is not surprising - I was reminded having read the paper this morning that he hadn't started a first team game since October 2012!!!

Lets just hope NA sorts this mess out. Lets keep our faith and belief and hpe we can get 3 points at Villa on Saturday which is a must!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]I think NA put out the side he did yesterday as said he wanted a 'run' in the FA Cup. Was the truth of the matter that he didn't want to be criticised as he was when he put out a weaker side againt Leeds United in the legue Cup. The chances of us beating Chelsea were slim due to the quality they have. The problem now is as Seedhouse identifies because Fonte is injured we disadvantage ourselves against Villa and for however long he will be out for. In addition I'm concerned forLuke Shaw. This is a 17 year old lad who is still developing physically. He has played every game over the festive season including yesterday' game. How long will he be able to sustain 90 minutes week in week out? He's a great talent and has done well but I'm concerned he will burn out and then where will we be for a left back? Will NA bring in another left back this month? IMO he needs to. Albeit wise in hindsight perhaps yesterday's game would have been better if Fox, Chaplow, Martin, Lee, De Ridder had started thus resting the first team squad players for the league which suely must take priority. Hopefully Fonte will not be out for too long. No doubt we will be kept in the dark about his injury as we are about Lallana'sinjury. Will Gaston be back for the Villa game? Will Clyne? If not is NA going to keep Cork at right back? Will JWP play - he didwell first half yesterday but flagged in the second half which perhaps is not surprising - I was reminded having read the paper this morning that he hadn't started a first team game since October 2012!!! Lets just hope NA sorts this mess out. Lets keep our faith and belief and hpe we can get 3 points at Villa on Saturday which is a must! saintlysoul
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10:20am Sun 6 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
I think NA put out the side he did yesterday as said he wanted a 'run' in the FA Cup. Was the truth of the matter that he didn't want to be criticised as he was when he put out a weaker side againt Leeds United in the legue Cup. The chances of us beating Chelsea were slim due to the quality they have. The problem now is as Seedhouse identifies because Fonte is injured we disadvantage ourselves against Villa and for however long he will be out for.

In addition I'm concerned forLuke Shaw. This is a 17 year old lad who is still developing physically. He has played every game over the festive season including yesterday' game. How long will he be able to sustain 90 minutes week in week out? He's a great talent and has done well but I'm concerned he will burn out and then where will we be for a left back? Will NA bring in another left back this month? IMO he needs to.

Albeit wise in hindsight perhaps yesterday's game would have been better if Fox, Chaplow, Martin, Lee, De Ridder had started thus resting the first team squad players for the league which suely must take priority.

Hopefully Fonte will not be out for too long. No doubt we will be kept in the dark about his injury as we are about Lallana'sinjury. Will Gaston be back for the Villa game? Will Clyne? If not is NA going to keep Cork at right back? Will JWP play - he didwell first half yesterday but flagged in the second half which perhaps is not surprising - I was reminded having read the paper this morning that he hadn't started a first team game since October 2012!!!

Lets just hope NA sorts this mess out. Lets keep our faith and belief and hpe we can get 3 points at Villa on Saturday which is a must!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]I think NA put out the side he did yesterday as said he wanted a 'run' in the FA Cup. Was the truth of the matter that he didn't want to be criticised as he was when he put out a weaker side againt Leeds United in the legue Cup. The chances of us beating Chelsea were slim due to the quality they have. The problem now is as Seedhouse identifies because Fonte is injured we disadvantage ourselves against Villa and for however long he will be out for. In addition I'm concerned forLuke Shaw. This is a 17 year old lad who is still developing physically. He has played every game over the festive season including yesterday' game. How long will he be able to sustain 90 minutes week in week out? He's a great talent and has done well but I'm concerned he will burn out and then where will we be for a left back? Will NA bring in another left back this month? IMO he needs to. Albeit wise in hindsight perhaps yesterday's game would have been better if Fox, Chaplow, Martin, Lee, De Ridder had started thus resting the first team squad players for the league which suely must take priority. Hopefully Fonte will not be out for too long. No doubt we will be kept in the dark about his injury as we are about Lallana'sinjury. Will Gaston be back for the Villa game? Will Clyne? If not is NA going to keep Cork at right back? Will JWP play - he didwell first half yesterday but flagged in the second half which perhaps is not surprising - I was reminded having read the paper this morning that he hadn't started a first team game since October 2012!!! Lets just hope NA sorts this mess out. Lets keep our faith and belief and hpe we can get 3 points at Villa on Saturday which is a must! saintlysoul
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10:26am Sun 6 Jan 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

We all know what the priority this season is.

STAYING UP!

That said, completely gutted at the way we got steamrollered after they scorred their first goal.
We were out competed in midfield which allowed them to take us to the cleaners.
Oh so noticable that we have no one that can hold up the ball up front when Rickie is missing.
Jay Rod took his goal well, agreed, but his game has to include holding the ball not just chasing.
We know our defence is week so even more reason, to allow them to get out of our penalty area and squeeze the game.
Admittedly the service to the forwards is sluggish,sloppy and often too high.
Not sure that Nigel learned anything from the game because we played very well for 30 minutes then completely lost the plot for the rest.
Where were the players throwing their selves in front of the ball to stop shots on goal where was the desire not to lose?

I have sympathy for Redarmy1's frustration, all the highs and lows of supporting the Saints were on display yesterday.
Did we really want to win?
Don't know!

What a shame!
We look to have lost Fonte, who has grown into a good prem player, if this was just a exercise in playing the squad.

Anyway we have to move on.

I will be with my family to watch Saints at Villa next week I hope that the manager can lift the players.
Capitulation there, cannot be even be considered.

COYS.
We all know what the priority this season is. STAYING UP! That said, completely gutted at the way we got steamrollered after they scorred their first goal. We were out competed in midfield which allowed them to take us to the cleaners. Oh so noticable that we have no one that can hold up the ball up front when Rickie is missing. Jay Rod took his goal well, agreed, but his game has to include holding the ball not just chasing. We know our defence is week so even more reason, to allow them to get out of our penalty area and squeeze the game. Admittedly the service to the forwards is sluggish,sloppy and often too high. Not sure that Nigel learned anything from the game because we played very well for 30 minutes then completely lost the plot for the rest. Where were the players throwing their selves in front of the ball to stop shots on goal where was the desire not to lose? I have sympathy for Redarmy1's frustration, all the highs and lows of supporting the Saints were on display yesterday. Did we really want to win? Don't know! What a shame! We look to have lost Fonte, who has grown into a good prem player, if this was just a exercise in playing the squad. Anyway we have to move on. I will be with my family to watch Saints at Villa next week I hope that the manager can lift the players. Capitulation there, cannot be even be considered. COYS. SFCOLDBOY
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10:26am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I changed from my usual Itchen Central comfy padded seat section to Kingsland Block 35. Me and the boy were on the end of row FF. We were up and down like a bloody yoyo with people going to the loo or to get food during the game or leaving. If I did that week in week out I'd end up smacking someone. No one gives a shitte about others enjoyment. Wouldn't happen at cricket!

On a positive it was good to meet Strassie and his lads in the Joshua Tree and will see them again for proper beers Newcastle away.
I changed from my usual Itchen Central comfy padded seat section to Kingsland Block 35. Me and the boy were on the end of row FF. We were up and down like a bloody yoyo with people going to the loo or to get food during the game or leaving. If I did that week in week out I'd end up smacking someone. No one gives a shitte about others enjoyment. Wouldn't happen at cricket! On a positive it was good to meet Strassie and his lads in the Joshua Tree and will see them again for proper beers Newcastle away. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:31am Sun 6 Jan 13

kent141 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I changed from my usual Itchen Central comfy padded seat section to Kingsland Block 35. Me and the boy were on the end of row FF. We were up and down like a bloody yoyo with people going to the loo or to get food during the game or leaving. If I did that week in week out I'd end up smacking someone. No one gives a shitte about others enjoyment. Wouldn't happen at cricket!

On a positive it was good to meet Strassie and his lads in the Joshua Tree and will see them again for proper beers Newcastle away.
Be honest Billy... you dident even go...
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I changed from my usual Itchen Central comfy padded seat section to Kingsland Block 35. Me and the boy were on the end of row FF. We were up and down like a bloody yoyo with people going to the loo or to get food during the game or leaving. If I did that week in week out I'd end up smacking someone. No one gives a shitte about others enjoyment. Wouldn't happen at cricket! On a positive it was good to meet Strassie and his lads in the Joshua Tree and will see them again for proper beers Newcastle away.[/p][/quote]Be honest Billy... you dident even go... kent141
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10:35am Sun 6 Jan 13

kent141 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
NINE
The number of lies you will tell in your next nine posts you sad fool.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: NINE[/p][/quote]The number of lies you will tell in your next nine posts you sad fool. kent141
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10:39am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way &quot;fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum
To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.
Saints really need fans like you pour scorn on any opiniions you dont agree with.´
Its only a game and any fan has a right to an opinion. Go an and get a life and give your innate arrogance a rest..
Ah the Kunt of Montecristo returns. It's nearly over skunty not long now before the judge puts his black wig on and the football world stand as one and cheer!


15.1.13

Buzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you.[/p][/quote]he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum[/p][/quote]To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.[/p][/quote]Saints really need fans like you pour scorn on any opiniions you dont agree with.´ Its only a game and any fan has a right to an opinion. Go an and get a life and give your innate arrogance a rest..[/p][/quote]Ah the Kunt of Montecristo returns. It's nearly over skunty not long now before the judge puts his black wig on and the football world stand as one and cheer! 15.1.13 Buzzzzzzz Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:42am Sun 6 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Seedhouse...I think you are being stalked! ;O)
Seedhouse...I think you are being stalked! ;O) Baddesley Bill
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10:42am Sun 6 Jan 13

Mr BCB says...

As a lover of good football one has to acknowledge the fine display by Chelsea, one of the best teams in the land!
I say this as a supporter of the Saints.
What we need is to strengthen the squad onto a true Premiership side.
As a lover of good football one has to acknowledge the fine display by Chelsea, one of the best teams in the land! I say this as a supporter of the Saints. What we need is to strengthen the squad onto a true Premiership side. Mr BCB
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10:47am Sun 6 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
NINE
http://www.portsmout
h.co.uk/sport/pompey
/fans-should-not-exp
ect-portsmouth-footb
all-club-decision-on
-january-15-says-pom
pey-supporters-trust
-1-4649225 Time is running out.....
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: NINE[/p][/quote]http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/sport/pompey /fans-should-not-exp ect-portsmouth-footb all-club-decision-on -january-15-says-pom pey-supporters-trust -1-4649225 Time is running out..... OSPREYSAINT
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10:52am Sun 6 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

To be honest the Chelsea second half masterclass was what I expected Arsenal to do last week, they must have taken pity on us for some reason.
To be honest the Chelsea second half masterclass was what I expected Arsenal to do last week, they must have taken pity on us for some reason. OSPREYSAINT
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10:53am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
NINE
http://www.portsmout

h.co.uk/sport/pompey

/fans-should-not-exp

ect-portsmouth-footb

all-club-decision-on

-january-15-says-pom

pey-supporters-trust

-1-4649225 Time is running out.....
Good god. Does that mean I have to start the countdown yet again?

They do like to make a drama out of a crisis these pesky skunts!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: NINE[/p][/quote]http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/sport/pompey /fans-should-not-exp ect-portsmouth-footb all-club-decision-on -january-15-says-pom pey-supporters-trust -1-4649225 Time is running out.....[/p][/quote]Good god. Does that mean I have to start the countdown yet again? They do like to make a drama out of a crisis these pesky skunts! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:58am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Seedhouse...I think you are being stalked! ;O)
For Sale: One Stalking Skunt, follows you everywhere - apart from The Joshua Tree - answers to the names of Kunt, Force, Montecristo, Scooter, Dominatrix or Skunt. Needs house training and stinks of fish. Home required for next nine days.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Seedhouse...I think you are being stalked! ;O)[/p][/quote]For Sale: One Stalking Skunt, follows you everywhere - apart from The Joshua Tree - answers to the names of Kunt, Force, Montecristo, Scooter, Dominatrix or Skunt. Needs house training and stinks of fish. Home required for next nine days. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:59am Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
Seed ..

we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing.

what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes.

We were overrun in midfield without Gaston.

At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal.

If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse.

HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples.

There are posts about our support yesterday.

What can you expect ?

Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans.

Next the support is always related to the Quality of football.

When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly.

When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that.

Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ...

F¥CK OFF CHELSEA.

It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]Seed .. we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing. what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes. We were overrun in midfield without Gaston. At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal. If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse. HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON. Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples. There are posts about our support yesterday. What can you expect ? Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans. Next the support is always related to the Quality of football. When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly. When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that. Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ... F¥CK OFF CHELSEA. It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1
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11:00am Sun 6 Jan 13

circa 66 saint says...

The F.A. cup 3rd round when the top 2 divisions enter the competition, and 1 of the ties was an all PREMIERSHIP contest between newly promoted SAINTS and the well established CHELSEA ( who over the past 10 years or so have won everything possible and are current champions of Europe ).
Well on paper this result would be a forgone conclusion and a CHELSEA win,but this is the F.A. cup and it does tend to throw in a few suprising results with lower/lesser teams winning on occasions otherwise it might as well be presented to the top team at the end of the season.
Anyway the SAINTS were stuffed can't complain and our expectations should not be so high that we start questioning our team or management, we have a position in this league which we have still to be established,hopefull
y it will be high enough to avoid relegation.
So did we come out of this tie well? not if we have lost Fonte .
Did we need the cash that a cup run would generate? I think not.
Do we need the bragging rights with our neighbours down the road? plenty of time for that in the future.(For us that is )
Talking of our NEIGHBOURS are they not eligible to enter the Hampshire cup and compete with their true rivals like Aldershot, Totton and Eastliegh etc
The F.A. cup 3rd round when the top 2 divisions enter the competition, and 1 of the ties was an all PREMIERSHIP contest between newly promoted SAINTS and the well established CHELSEA ( who over the past 10 years or so have won everything possible and are current champions of Europe ). Well on paper this result would be a forgone conclusion and a CHELSEA win,but this is the F.A. cup and it does tend to throw in a few suprising results with lower/lesser teams winning on occasions otherwise it might as well be presented to the top team at the end of the season. Anyway the SAINTS were stuffed can't complain and our expectations should not be so high that we start questioning our team or management, we have a position in this league which we have still to be established,hopefull y it will be high enough to avoid relegation. So did we come out of this tie well? not if we have lost Fonte . Did we need the cash that a cup run would generate? I think not. Do we need the bragging rights with our neighbours down the road? plenty of time for that in the future.(For us that is ) Talking of our NEIGHBOURS are they not eligible to enter the Hampshire cup and compete with their true rivals like Aldershot, Totton and Eastliegh etc circa 66 saint
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11:13am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
Seed ..

we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing.

what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes.

We were overrun in midfield without Gaston.

At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal.

If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse.

HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples.

There are posts about our support yesterday.

What can you expect ?

Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans.

Next the support is always related to the Quality of football.

When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly.

When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that.

Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ...

F¥CK OFF CHELSEA.

It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested.

What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]Seed .. we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing. what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes. We were overrun in midfield without Gaston. At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal. If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse. HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON. Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples. There are posts about our support yesterday. What can you expect ? Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans. Next the support is always related to the Quality of football. When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly. When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that. Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ... F¥CK OFF CHELSEA. It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested. What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify) Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:15am Sun 6 Jan 13

Velleity says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
kent141 wrote:
One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way &quot;fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...
....you don't actually go to games do you.
he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum
To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.
Saints really need fans like you pour scorn on any opiniions you dont agree with.´
Its only a game and any fan has a right to an opinion. Go an and get a life and give your innate arrogance a rest..
You being serious?

Kent141 isn't a Saints fan by any stretch of the imagination. He's one of our Pompey friends. If you haven't sussed that out, you're lacking something.

I'll defend any Saints fan on this site with whom I disagree but I'm afraid poor little lonely Kent isn't one of them.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: One serious point and watch the highlights to prove it , it cant do the players confidence any good with the awful home vocal support and the way "fans" flood out of the ground a long long time before the final whistle ...[/p][/quote]....you don't actually go to games do you.[/p][/quote]he dont go to any game4s just spends all his time on here either as kent141 or force141 and various other logins ,bit of a sad character by al accounts .as been pointed out by many saints fans on this site ignor the wum[/p][/quote]To be fair to Kunt...he ain't quite as stoooopid as scooter (Five trophies)...Kunt has two braincells.[/p][/quote]Saints really need fans like you pour scorn on any opiniions you dont agree with.´ Its only a game and any fan has a right to an opinion. Go an and get a life and give your innate arrogance a rest..[/p][/quote]You being serious? Kent141 isn't a Saints fan by any stretch of the imagination. He's one of our Pompey friends. If you haven't sussed that out, you're lacking something. I'll defend any Saints fan on this site with whom I disagree but I'm afraid poor little lonely Kent isn't one of them. Velleity
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11:23am Sun 6 Jan 13

boilerman says...

anderoo wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.


co.uk
wrote:
From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end
I agree and I am in Switzerland!
We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?
I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.
I think you will find the allocation for the FA cup is more than for the league.
Another point though, can you think of another club that moves the main vocal section of their own fans to accomodate away supporters ?
Can you see Liverpool moving the cop ?
I think not.
It's about time SFC worked out the best way to give us home advantage.
[quote][p][bold]anderoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: From another thread.....It made no difference to the result but it was like being at an away game. We need to change things so that away fans don't take over the Northam end[/p][/quote]I agree and I am in Switzerland! We simply have to have an 'end'..Chapel should be the away stand, ps why is it not a copy of the Northam end....how come all those stupid empty boxes/exits are right in the middle behind the goal?[/p][/quote]I find it a disgrace that Chelsea had all but one block of the Northam end today....i bet when we go to their place, our great fans get less than a quarter of their away end. Even the skates and Man Utd didnt get anywhere near as much as Chelsea had today. Dont think Saints have been allocated over 2,000 tickets for any away game this year.[/p][/quote]I think you will find the allocation for the FA cup is more than for the league. Another point though, can you think of another club that moves the main vocal section of their own fans to accomodate away supporters ? Can you see Liverpool moving the cop ? I think not. It's about time SFC worked out the best way to give us home advantage. boilerman
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11:34am Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
Seed ..

we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing.

what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes.

We were overrun in midfield without Gaston.

At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal.

If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse.

HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples.

There are posts about our support yesterday.

What can you expect ?

Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans.

Next the support is always related to the Quality of football.

When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly.

When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that.

Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ...

F¥CK OFF CHELSEA.

It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested.

What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)
OK

First of all VILLA AWAY is the next important objective.

We also need to be UP for Chelsea Away which is coming up soon.

We also need to have more belief and confidence.

I'm not convinced that in desire that this last game was anything more than a training game for our side ... And that's when you get injured when you are not 100 per cent committed and focussed.

you may be right that we down to the bare bones in Quality and your post about the keeper may also be spot on.

If so ... Where is Davide Astori and a New Keeper ?

Why do some Managers and Clubs have it all sorted and we are so far behind the curve ?

surely we are better than just hanging on in the Premiership.

WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]Seed .. we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing. what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes. We were overrun in midfield without Gaston. At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal. If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse. HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON. Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples. There are posts about our support yesterday. What can you expect ? Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans. Next the support is always related to the Quality of football. When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly. When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that. Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ... F¥CK OFF CHELSEA. It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested. What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)[/p][/quote]OK First of all VILLA AWAY is the next important objective. We also need to be UP for Chelsea Away which is coming up soon. We also need to have more belief and confidence. I'm not convinced that in desire that this last game was anything more than a training game for our side ... And that's when you get injured when you are not 100 per cent committed and focussed. you may be right that we down to the bare bones in Quality and your post about the keeper may also be spot on. If so ... Where is Davide Astori and a New Keeper ? Why do some Managers and Clubs have it all sorted and we are so far behind the curve ? surely we are better than just hanging on in the Premiership. WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1
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11:49am Sun 6 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

The subject of where to put away supporters is a real issue. A corner spot adjacent to the Northam would be best imo...but I'm guessing this would create real problems with access to the away fan's concourse.
Ideas anyone?
The subject of where to put away supporters is a real issue. A corner spot adjacent to the Northam would be best imo...but I'm guessing this would create real problems with access to the away fan's concourse. Ideas anyone? Baddesley Bill
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11:50am Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
Seed ..

we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing.

what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes.

We were overrun in midfield without Gaston.

At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal.

If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse.

HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples.

There are posts about our support yesterday.

What can you expect ?

Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans.

Next the support is always related to the Quality of football.

When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly.

When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that.

Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ...

F¥CK OFF CHELSEA.

It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested.

What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)
OK

First of all VILLA AWAY is the next important objective.

We also need to be UP for Chelsea Away which is coming up soon.

We also need to have more belief and confidence.

I'm not convinced that in desire that this last game was anything more than a training game for our side ... And that's when you get injured when you are not 100 per cent committed and focussed.

you may be right that we down to the bare bones in Quality and your post about the keeper may also be spot on.

If so ... Where is Davide Astori and a New Keeper ?

Why do some Managers and Clubs have it all sorted and we are so far behind the curve ?

surely we are better than just hanging on in the Premiership.

WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
I often don't bother with cup games, just turning up in the later glory stages! Wish I'd stuck to that yesterday.

We need a keeper but not another kid like Butland but a proven performer at this level, which of course is what Boruc was supposed to have been.

No nothing of Astori but do know we are desperate for another CB even above a new keeper.

Bill has my ticket for Villa away when we get back to the serious business of the Premiership. Forget the cup game and remember Arsenal, Fulham and Stoke. That is how we play and get points. Enough points to stay up, regroup and move forward.

Nigel is our manager end of. If we go down or find ourselves in this same position in 12 months time then let him go.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]Seed .. we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing. what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes. We were overrun in midfield without Gaston. At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal. If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse. HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON. Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples. There are posts about our support yesterday. What can you expect ? Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans. Next the support is always related to the Quality of football. When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly. When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that. Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ... F¥CK OFF CHELSEA. It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested. What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)[/p][/quote]OK First of all VILLA AWAY is the next important objective. We also need to be UP for Chelsea Away which is coming up soon. We also need to have more belief and confidence. I'm not convinced that in desire that this last game was anything more than a training game for our side ... And that's when you get injured when you are not 100 per cent committed and focussed. you may be right that we down to the bare bones in Quality and your post about the keeper may also be spot on. If so ... Where is Davide Astori and a New Keeper ? Why do some Managers and Clubs have it all sorted and we are so far behind the curve ? surely we are better than just hanging on in the Premiership. WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]I often don't bother with cup games, just turning up in the later glory stages! Wish I'd stuck to that yesterday. We need a keeper but not another kid like Butland but a proven performer at this level, which of course is what Boruc was supposed to have been. No nothing of Astori but do know we are desperate for another CB even above a new keeper. Bill has my ticket for Villa away when we get back to the serious business of the Premiership. Forget the cup game and remember Arsenal, Fulham and Stoke. That is how we play and get points. Enough points to stay up, regroup and move forward. Nigel is our manager end of. If we go down or find ourselves in this same position in 12 months time then let him go. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:59am Sun 6 Jan 13

saintalgosport says...

where do i start i went to the fa cup game today , first of i wanted my own seat , im a season ticket holder of a long time in the nothern stand from day one block 42 , i have never had to move before, what are you thinking about sfc
it seemed that it was a home game for chelsea , i did read on here by one fan that there was no support or singing from saints fans . well for a start you only get singing from the saints fans in the northern stand and the corners ,witch helps the team alot i think ,so with the northern stand chelsea only all you could hear was the away fans .we had to sit in the itchen stand well never again i rather listen on the radio, because the northern stand was away only most of the fans from that stand had to be scattered around, when we stood up to celebrate the goal we where told to sit down or get thown out all we wanted to do is enjoy the game i was told by some guy behind me to shut
up he then are these real fans i say guys lets get behind the tean instead of having a go at the real supporters like i said never again in that stand i a northern stand supporter for ever
where do i start i went to the fa cup game today , first of i wanted my own seat , im a season ticket holder of a long time in the nothern stand from day one block 42 , i have never had to move before, what are you thinking about sfc it seemed that it was a home game for chelsea , i did read on here by one fan that there was no support or singing from saints fans . well for a start you only get singing from the saints fans in the northern stand and the corners ,witch helps the team alot i think ,so with the northern stand chelsea only all you could hear was the away fans .we had to sit in the itchen stand well never again i rather listen on the radio, because the northern stand was away only most of the fans from that stand had to be scattered around, when we stood up to celebrate the goal we where told to sit down or get thown out all we wanted to do is enjoy the game i was told by some guy behind me to shut up he then are these real fans i say guys lets get behind the tean instead of having a go at the real supporters like i said never again in that stand i a northern stand supporter for ever saintalgosport
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12:10pm Sun 6 Jan 13

up saints says...

villa will be the biggest game of the season for two reasons.one we must win and two and i think this is more important if boruc is in goal we will not be adding a keeper in the transfer window
villa will be the biggest game of the season for two reasons.one we must win and two and i think this is more important if boruc is in goal we will not be adding a keeper in the transfer window up saints
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12:15pm Sun 6 Jan 13

randre says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
slugger wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
saints-fanathotmail.








co.uk
wrote:
I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!!
You're right !!

Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise.

We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT.

The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side.

NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans.

I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup.

I no longer support NIGEL as Manager.

He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today !

COYR

P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER.

TOO MUCH TO ASK ???

LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there !
Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush)

He's had my support and now he no longer has it !!

COYR
I'll bet nigel's gutted .
It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE.

NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !!

We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that.

He is not that good in getting in Players.

He made a right mess of the first 10 games.

HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP.

We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE

RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.
I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?
:o) lol

surely there is better than Nigel out there !!

COYR
I remember Charlton fans saying that about Alan Curbishley once!!
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints-fanathotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: I go to most away games and often have to suffer poor views and terrible conditions but we give away fans a prime position!!![/p][/quote]You're right !! Between Club and Manager - THEY SOLD OUT THE FAIR CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. We gave the Chel skum Supporters our prime location in the Northam. We had to rely on the Kingsland corner and Itchen North for any noise. We were at HOME and still could not wear our RED / WHITE KIT. The Manager got a footballing bloody nose today putting out a makeshift side against a very strong Chelsea side. NIGEL is not good enough any more to manage........... THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON and the expectations of the fans. I hate fat sam but he is sitting mid table and they gave it a right good go in the Cup. I no longer support NIGEL as Manager. He needs to take a long hard look at himself after what he put the Supporters through today ! COYR P.S. NIGEL - GET IN THE CENTRE HALF AND A NEW KEEPER. TOO MUCH TO ASK ??? LET'S GET A MANAGER WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Calm down mush , a bit of an over reaction there ![/p][/quote]Not an over reaction slugger !! (mush) He's had my support and now he no longer has it !! COYR[/p][/quote]I'll bet nigel's gutted .[/p][/quote]It's starts with a trickle - and then fans face the fact that we we have a lower league Manager punching way above his weight is the PREMIER LEAGUE. NIGEL is not SOUTHAMPTON through and through !! We could have had an Open Topped Bus after 2 Promotions for the people of the City - and I hope Nigel's ego did not prevent that. He is not that good in getting in Players. He made a right mess of the first 10 games. HE ALWAYS SELLS OUT THE FANS IN THE CUP. We should be doing so much better than we are in the PREMIER LEAGUE RESIGN NIGEL WITH HONOUR - before eventually be hounded out !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes yes...let's do a Blackburn...good idea.[/p][/quote]I suppose if a team hasn't got a manager, you can't have a moan at him can you?[/p][/quote]:o) lol surely there is better than Nigel out there !! COYR[/p][/quote]I remember Charlton fans saying that about Alan Curbishley once!! randre
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12:16pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Velleity says...

One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.
One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful. Velleity
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12:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side.

Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players.

RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding!

Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.
Seed ..

we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing.

what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes.

We were overrun in midfield without Gaston.

At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal.

If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse.

HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples.

There are posts about our support yesterday.

What can you expect ?

Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans.

Next the support is always related to the Quality of football.

When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly.

When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that.

Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ...

F¥CK OFF CHELSEA.

It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested.

What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)
OK

First of all VILLA AWAY is the next important objective.

We also need to be UP for Chelsea Away which is coming up soon.

We also need to have more belief and confidence.

I'm not convinced that in desire that this last game was anything more than a training game for our side ... And that's when you get injured when you are not 100 per cent committed and focussed.

you may be right that we down to the bare bones in Quality and your post about the keeper may also be spot on.

If so ... Where is Davide Astori and a New Keeper ?

Why do some Managers and Clubs have it all sorted and we are so far behind the curve ?

surely we are better than just hanging on in the Premiership.

WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.
I often don't bother with cup games, just turning up in the later glory stages! Wish I'd stuck to that yesterday.

We need a keeper but not another kid like Butland but a proven performer at this level, which of course is what Boruc was supposed to have been.

No nothing of Astori but do know we are desperate for another CB even above a new keeper.

Bill has my ticket for Villa away when we get back to the serious business of the Premiership. Forget the cup game and remember Arsenal, Fulham and Stoke. That is how we play and get points. Enough points to stay up, regroup and move forward.

Nigel is our manager end of. If we go down or find ourselves in this same position in 12 months time then let him go.
I totally agree with your post and the logical way you are outlined about the Keeper situation.

I agree with Bad Bill about the Away Supporters - we had this problem with Pompey in the Cup and it is just not good enough.

like to see our own hardcore fans keep the Northam and Kingsland north area.

regarding the Manager - I have been one of his loudest vocal supporters. this has now cooled.

ON the subject of achievement - we should be mid table .... end of.

Agree with you and against my better judgement I went to the Cup game. a Season Ticket Holder met me out in Southampton last night and said it was my own fault for doing that to myself.

as everyone kept reminding me in the Pub ... The positives are that we concentrate on the LEAGUE.

WE WILL FIGHT AND REMAIN PREMIERSHIP QUALITY

over the years ... I have seen Chelsea smashed and I've seen them RUN.

they are ...what they are .. lots of noise and thinking they are something special.

RED ARMY 2013. FIGHT AND WIN.

P.S. F¥CK OFF CHELSEA !!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Those moaning that we fielded a weakened side are plain wrong. You can't play injured players like Lallana and Clyne. That was the same line up as Arsenal with the exception of Gaston and Rickie. Nigel has clearly stated Gaston pulled out saying he wasn't fit. Therefore the only change of choice was to rest Lambert and give our £7m striker Jay Rod a run out in his proper position. That is not fielding a weak side. Personally I'd have taken another look at Boruc giving him a chance to lay claim to the No1 jersey and changed the other ten to avoid injury to key players. RedArmy you got your way that was a full strength side. Now we go to Villa without Fonte. Outstanding! Btw Boruc did not take his chance to claim the jersey.[/p][/quote]Seed .. we still played a weakened side and definitely in desire as well as 2 key players missing. what we did play gave the fans something to cheer for 20-30 minutes. We were overrun in midfield without Gaston. At half time - if it was a crucial game we would have brought on Rickie to get the second goal. If we had put out a more unbalanced makeshift side than we would have been on the end of an 8-0 drubbing or worse. HAVE PRIDE IN SOUTHAMPTON FC AND THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHAMPTON. Lots of Clubs compete in more than one competition. Wet Spam and Swansea are classic examples. There are posts about our support yesterday. What can you expect ? Firstly Northam broken up to accommodate the Chelsea fans. Next the support is always related to the Quality of football. When we went 1-0 up the fans reacted accordingly. When we were losing and overrun - they were quiet and stayed like that. Finally ... If you were front line you experienced it and if you were in the Chapel or southern end of the ground you didn't ... F¥CK OFF CHELSEA. It will be lively at Chelsea Away and when they come down in the League with a smaller allocation. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]Red, Clyne and Lallana were out as they were for Arsenal. Gaston ruled himself out. So our £7m striker was the only change to rest a totally knackered Lambert. How do you say that was a weakened side? Luke Shaw is also knackered and should have been rested. What team would you have fielded? (they had to be fit to qualify)[/p][/quote]OK First of all VILLA AWAY is the next important objective. We also need to be UP for Chelsea Away which is coming up soon. We also need to have more belief and confidence. I'm not convinced that in desire that this last game was anything more than a training game for our side ... And that's when you get injured when you are not 100 per cent committed and focussed. you may be right that we down to the bare bones in Quality and your post about the keeper may also be spot on. If so ... Where is Davide Astori and a New Keeper ? Why do some Managers and Clubs have it all sorted and we are so far behind the curve ? surely we are better than just hanging on in the Premiership. WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]I often don't bother with cup games, just turning up in the later glory stages! Wish I'd stuck to that yesterday. We need a keeper but not another kid like Butland but a proven performer at this level, which of course is what Boruc was supposed to have been. No nothing of Astori but do know we are desperate for another CB even above a new keeper. Bill has my ticket for Villa away when we get back to the serious business of the Premiership. Forget the cup game and remember Arsenal, Fulham and Stoke. That is how we play and get points. Enough points to stay up, regroup and move forward. Nigel is our manager end of. If we go down or find ourselves in this same position in 12 months time then let him go.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with your post and the logical way you are outlined about the Keeper situation. I agree with Bad Bill about the Away Supporters - we had this problem with Pompey in the Cup and it is just not good enough. like to see our own hardcore fans keep the Northam and Kingsland north area. regarding the Manager - I have been one of his loudest vocal supporters. this has now cooled. ON the subject of achievement - we should be mid table .... end of. Agree with you and against my better judgement I went to the Cup game. a Season Ticket Holder met me out in Southampton last night and said it was my own fault for doing that to myself. as everyone kept reminding me in the Pub ... The positives are that we concentrate on the LEAGUE. WE WILL FIGHT AND REMAIN PREMIERSHIP QUALITY over the years ... I have seen Chelsea smashed and I've seen them RUN. they are ...what they are .. lots of noise and thinking they are something special. RED ARMY 2013. FIGHT AND WIN. P.S. F¥CK OFF CHELSEA !! RedArmy1
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12:42pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Confucious says...

up saints wrote:
villa will be the biggest game of the season for two reasons.one we must win and two and i think this is more important if boruc is in goal we will not be adding a keeper in the transfer window
Nigel's big dilemma against Villa is which keeper to pick. Likely he'll thinks he should switch again, but that will invite more critical comment from fans and the media about excessive shuffling - which can be further unsettling.

I think by Thursday his heart will say pick Gazza and his head will say pick Kelvin. But I think he'll wait until Friday to find out what his liver has to say.

Likely he will have no plan or a even a plan to have a plan until he's positive that he's no longer unsure.

However, I think he needs to make his choice now so everyone's clear. I've therefore e mailed him to point out that, as Kelvin saves a lot with his legs and is good at coming out early to clear when needed and Gazza has height and saving agility, he should pick them both. Gazza would be designated the 'official goallie' and allowed to handle while Kevin would use his body and legs.

I guess the danger is that Nige may take this idea and want to field all three goallie's - so the concept may not help him to make a final decision. It will. however, ensure that his indecision is final.
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: villa will be the biggest game of the season for two reasons.one we must win and two and i think this is more important if boruc is in goal we will not be adding a keeper in the transfer window[/p][/quote]Nigel's big dilemma against Villa is which keeper to pick. Likely he'll thinks he should switch again, but that will invite more critical comment from fans and the media about excessive shuffling - which can be further unsettling. I think by Thursday his heart will say pick Gazza and his head will say pick Kelvin. But I think he'll wait until Friday to find out what his liver has to say. Likely he will have no plan or a even a plan to have a plan until he's positive that he's no longer unsure. However, I think he needs to make his choice now so everyone's clear. I've therefore e mailed him to point out that, as Kelvin saves a lot with his legs and is good at coming out early to clear when needed and Gazza has height and saving agility, he should pick them both. Gazza would be designated the 'official goallie' and allowed to handle while Kevin would use his body and legs. I guess the danger is that Nige may take this idea and want to field all three goallie's - so the concept may not help him to make a final decision. It will. however, ensure that his indecision is final. Confucious
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1:03pm Sun 6 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintalgosport wrote:
where do i start i went to the fa cup game today , first of i wanted my own seat , im a season ticket holder of a long time in the nothern stand from day one block 42 , i have never had to move before, what are you thinking about sfc
it seemed that it was a home game for chelsea , i did read on here by one fan that there was no support or singing from saints fans . well for a start you only get singing from the saints fans in the northern stand and the corners ,witch helps the team alot i think ,so with the northern stand chelsea only all you could hear was the away fans .we had to sit in the itchen stand well never again i rather listen on the radio, because the northern stand was away only most of the fans from that stand had to be scattered around, when we stood up to celebrate the goal we where told to sit down or get thown out all we wanted to do is enjoy the game i was told by some guy behind me to shut
up he then are these real fans i say guys lets get behind the tean instead of having a go at the real supporters like i said never again in that stand i a northern stand supporter for ever
Perhaps if you realised that it is the Northam Stand it would help.
[quote][p][bold]saintalgosport[/bold] wrote: where do i start i went to the fa cup game today , first of i wanted my own seat , im a season ticket holder of a long time in the nothern stand from day one block 42 , i have never had to move before, what are you thinking about sfc it seemed that it was a home game for chelsea , i did read on here by one fan that there was no support or singing from saints fans . well for a start you only get singing from the saints fans in the northern stand and the corners ,witch helps the team alot i think ,so with the northern stand chelsea only all you could hear was the away fans .we had to sit in the itchen stand well never again i rather listen on the radio, because the northern stand was away only most of the fans from that stand had to be scattered around, when we stood up to celebrate the goal we where told to sit down or get thown out all we wanted to do is enjoy the game i was told by some guy behind me to shut up he then are these real fans i say guys lets get behind the tean instead of having a go at the real supporters like i said never again in that stand i a northern stand supporter for ever[/p][/quote]Perhaps if you realised that it is the Northam Stand it would help. OSPREYSAINT
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1:03pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I changed from my usual Itchen Central comfy padded seat section to Kingsland Block 35. Me and the boy were on the end of row FF. We were up and down like a bloody yoyo with people going to the loo or to get food during the game or leaving. If I did that week in week out I'd end up smacking someone. No one gives a shitte about others enjoyment. Wouldn't happen at cricket!

On a positive it was good to meet Strassie and his lads in the Joshua Tree and will see them again for proper beers Newcastle away.
Yep! Good to see you and Mack, too. Looking forward to Newcastle now - and the beers!

As for the team selection, you know how it is with the BBC? The Tories claim they're too left wing, the unions claim they're too establishment. On that basis, and because I've seen so much cr4p on ITV and overseas, I've always thought the Beeb do a fairly balanced job.

On here, some say Nigel played a weakened side, some say he should have fielded eleven teenagers. So, I guess he got it about right with what was available. In fact, as you said earlier, Seed, the only rested player was Rickie. He was without:
1. Lallana
2. Ramirez
3. Gazza
4. Clyne
5. Chaplow

Few teams in Europe would have lived with Chelsea in the second half. As I said before, they are the free-spending European Champions after all.

Only disappointment for me was that Boruc and Lee didn't do enough to suggest they're good enough. However, unlike certain fans, they and all the other players who pull on the shirt will always have my support.

I'm now stuck in fog at Heathrow. It could be a long day :(
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I changed from my usual Itchen Central comfy padded seat section to Kingsland Block 35. Me and the boy were on the end of row FF. We were up and down like a bloody yoyo with people going to the loo or to get food during the game or leaving. If I did that week in week out I'd end up smacking someone. No one gives a shitte about others enjoyment. Wouldn't happen at cricket! On a positive it was good to meet Strassie and his lads in the Joshua Tree and will see them again for proper beers Newcastle away.[/p][/quote]Yep! Good to see you and Mack, too. Looking forward to Newcastle now - and the beers! As for the team selection, you know how it is with the BBC? The Tories claim they're too left wing, the unions claim they're too establishment. On that basis, and because I've seen so much cr4p on ITV and overseas, I've always thought the Beeb do a fairly balanced job. On here, some say Nigel played a weakened side, some say he should have fielded eleven teenagers. So, I guess he got it about right with what was available. In fact, as you said earlier, Seed, the only rested player was Rickie. He was without: 1. Lallana 2. Ramirez 3. Gazza 4. Clyne 5. Chaplow Few teams in Europe would have lived with Chelsea in the second half. As I said before, they are the free-spending European Champions after all. Only disappointment for me was that Boruc and Lee didn't do enough to suggest they're good enough. However, unlike certain fans, they and all the other players who pull on the shirt will always have my support. I'm now stuck in fog at Heathrow. It could be a long day :( Strasbourg Saint
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1:06pm Sun 6 Jan 13

More Glory says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
The F.A. cup 3rd round when the top 2 divisions enter the competition, and 1 of the ties was an all PREMIERSHIP contest between newly promoted SAINTS and the well established CHELSEA ( who over the past 10 years or so have won everything possible and are current champions of Europe ). Well on paper this result would be a forgone conclusion and a CHELSEA win,but this is the F.A. cup and it does tend to throw in a few suprising results with lower/lesser teams winning on occasions otherwise it might as well be presented to the top team at the end of the season. Anyway the SAINTS were stuffed can't complain and our expectations should not be so high that we start questioning our team or management, we have a position in this league which we have still to be established,hopefull y it will be high enough to avoid relegation. So did we come out of this tie well? not if we have lost Fonte . Did we need the cash that a cup run would generate? I think not. Do we need the bragging rights with our neighbours down the road? plenty of time for that in the future.(For us that is ) Talking of our NEIGHBOURS are they not eligible to enter the Hampshire cup and compete with their true rivals like Aldershot, Totton and Eastliegh etc
Don't knock Aldershot. They are the only team from Hampshire still in the FA cup. Come on the Shots.
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: The F.A. cup 3rd round when the top 2 divisions enter the competition, and 1 of the ties was an all PREMIERSHIP contest between newly promoted SAINTS and the well established CHELSEA ( who over the past 10 years or so have won everything possible and are current champions of Europe ). Well on paper this result would be a forgone conclusion and a CHELSEA win,but this is the F.A. cup and it does tend to throw in a few suprising results with lower/lesser teams winning on occasions otherwise it might as well be presented to the top team at the end of the season. Anyway the SAINTS were stuffed can't complain and our expectations should not be so high that we start questioning our team or management, we have a position in this league which we have still to be established,hopefull y it will be high enough to avoid relegation. So did we come out of this tie well? not if we have lost Fonte . Did we need the cash that a cup run would generate? I think not. Do we need the bragging rights with our neighbours down the road? plenty of time for that in the future.(For us that is ) Talking of our NEIGHBOURS are they not eligible to enter the Hampshire cup and compete with their true rivals like Aldershot, Totton and Eastliegh etc[/p][/quote]Don't knock Aldershot. They are the only team from Hampshire still in the FA cup. Come on the Shots. More Glory
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1:07pm Sun 6 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.
Not very fair to be honest, the Kingsland was full of newbies and refugees and is normally more vociferous, the slow OWTS seemed to come across OK on the Solent effects mike, but how many more times do I have to tell you that the acoustics in the Chapel end of the Kingsland have always been rubbish, nothing we can do about that.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.[/p][/quote]Not very fair to be honest, the Kingsland was full of newbies and refugees and is normally more vociferous, the slow OWTS seemed to come across OK on the Solent effects mike, but how many more times do I have to tell you that the acoustics in the Chapel end of the Kingsland have always been rubbish, nothing we can do about that. OSPREYSAINT
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1:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

rocketone says...

Slating Nigel is out of order.
Who would his replacement be?
The club say they have a policy of replacing with better. So that would have to be a manager who has won stuff and will win more stuff. Or a young manager with potential who has been successful at building a club, like That bloke Nigel has done at Saints!
Chelsea have a squad 25 full internationals, bought Newcastles best striker and had a brilliant game where everything they tried worked.
League is our priority, we worked hard to get here and we have to work even harder to stay.
Chelsea fans hate their own manager and know that he will be replaced as soon as Roman gets tired of him. Constantly changing manager hasn't done them any harm, but then they buy players from the cream of the crop and are happy to let a player like Frankie Lampard leave for free!
If we could have him we would be able to bring in young players around him knowing his experience Nd leadership would help them.
Get Lawrie Mac to have a word with him.....
Slating Nigel is out of order. Who would his replacement be? The club say they have a policy of replacing with better. So that would have to be a manager who has won stuff and will win more stuff. Or a young manager with potential who has been successful at building a club, like That bloke Nigel has done at Saints! Chelsea have a squad 25 full internationals, bought Newcastles best striker and had a brilliant game where everything they tried worked. League is our priority, we worked hard to get here and we have to work even harder to stay. Chelsea fans hate their own manager and know that he will be replaced as soon as Roman gets tired of him. Constantly changing manager hasn't done them any harm, but then they buy players from the cream of the crop and are happy to let a player like Frankie Lampard leave for free! If we could have him we would be able to bring in young players around him knowing his experience Nd leadership would help them. Get Lawrie Mac to have a word with him..... rocketone
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1:15pm Sun 6 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

The team has lost balance as Cork (who made such a difference to the side) is playing at RB.
We have lost the closing down he does in midfield - not spectacular and often goes unnoticed.
Regards next week - with or without Fonte, if Clyne is back we have more than enough to beat Villa.
I don't think Jos will play - Cork will go across to the middle. I believe he has played in that position before, and would probably be a better bet.
Gaston should be back - but I don't expect to see Lallana for at least 2-3 weeks. No information of him from Staplewood - no photos of him in the background during erecent training sessions. So he won't be match fit for weeks.
The gap was not evident against Arsenal, but they had a bad day at the office. Chelsea have a squad full of internationals - and it showed.
Not really too worried about the events of yesterday - but it may just give the board a warning shot across their bows. We need better players that fit the club ethic - which are probably very hard to come by!
Could it be worse? Ask a Newcastle or Wolves fan! Results went for us yesterday with some of our rivals in the mix with replays - surely a game no one really wanted.
It doesn't get any bigger than Saturday - rollercoaster ride guaranteed. I just hope if we are 3-1 up at HT we hold on to this one!
The team has lost balance as Cork (who made such a difference to the side) is playing at RB. We have lost the closing down he does in midfield - not spectacular and often goes unnoticed. Regards next week - with or without Fonte, if Clyne is back we have more than enough to beat Villa. I don't think Jos will play - Cork will go across to the middle. I believe he has played in that position before, and would probably be a better bet. Gaston should be back - but I don't expect to see Lallana for at least 2-3 weeks. No information of him from Staplewood - no photos of him in the background during erecent training sessions. So he won't be match fit for weeks. The gap was not evident against Arsenal, but they had a bad day at the office. Chelsea have a squad full of internationals - and it showed. Not really too worried about the events of yesterday - but it may just give the board a warning shot across their bows. We need better players that fit the club ethic - which are probably very hard to come by! Could it be worse? Ask a Newcastle or Wolves fan! Results went for us yesterday with some of our rivals in the mix with replays - surely a game no one really wanted. It doesn't get any bigger than Saturday - rollercoaster ride guaranteed. I just hope if we are 3-1 up at HT we hold on to this one! St.Yorkie
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1:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

aldermoorboy says...

10 more years for Nigel.
Guly is a good player.
Villa 0-2 Saints
10 more years for Nigel. Guly is a good player. Villa 0-2 Saints aldermoorboy
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1:19pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Velleity wrote:
One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.
Not very fair to be honest, the Kingsland was full of newbies and refugees and is normally more vociferous, the slow OWTS seemed to come across OK on the Solent effects mike, but how many more times do I have to tell you that the acoustics in the Chapel end of the Kingsland have always been rubbish, nothing we can do about that.
I was in the Kingsland and thought the fans were, on the whole, (how can I put this?) ........ asleep!

Mind you, some of them were pretty quiet when we took the lead. Then I realised there were huge numbers who didn't wear anything red and spoke with posh Surrey accents. I guess you can't accuse the Chelski glory hunters of not taking the F A Cup seriously!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.[/p][/quote]Not very fair to be honest, the Kingsland was full of newbies and refugees and is normally more vociferous, the slow OWTS seemed to come across OK on the Solent effects mike, but how many more times do I have to tell you that the acoustics in the Chapel end of the Kingsland have always been rubbish, nothing we can do about that.[/p][/quote]I was in the Kingsland and thought the fans were, on the whole, (how can I put this?) ........ asleep! Mind you, some of them were pretty quiet when we took the lead. Then I realised there were huge numbers who didn't wear anything red and spoke with posh Surrey accents. I guess you can't accuse the Chelski glory hunters of not taking the F A Cup seriously! Strasbourg Saint
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1:35pm Sun 6 Jan 13

skin2000 says...

Ryan Dickson cleaning his boots for next Saturday's game....hope that he can remember how to play!
Ryan Dickson cleaning his boots for next Saturday's game....hope that he can remember how to play! skin2000
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1:41pm Sun 6 Jan 13

kent141 says...

Plenty of tickets still available for the short trip to Villa for such a important game.
Plenty of tickets still available for the short trip to Villa for such a important game. kent141
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1:47pm Sun 6 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Is it true £47.00 for Chelsea away?
Is it true £47.00 for Chelsea away? OSPREYSAINT
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1:54pm Sun 6 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Plenty of tickets still available for the short trip to Villa for such a important game.
Are you a closet sales rep for theSaints ticket office?
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Plenty of tickets still available for the short trip to Villa for such a important game.[/p][/quote]Are you a closet sales rep for theSaints ticket office? OSPREYSAINT
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1:59pm Sun 6 Jan 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

I look forward to Satuday with great anticipation to be with the great Saints support again, who go away to games.
To a man win, draw or lose, give everything,shout, scream,sing.
To help our team as an effective 12th man.
Proud to be part of this.
Only managed to get to QPR this season so far but the crowd were superb.
In my opinion we made a difference.

When in the Chapel at SMS only about 15% of us sing our hearts out the rest generally sit in a trance or they are not sure who to ask if they are allowed to cheer or not.
They look at those cheering as if we have a screw loose.
I often shout to the ones that are near to us "YOU ARE WELCOME TO CHEER IF YOU LIKE!"
I think they must all be foreign because they grin but they don't seem to understand.
Can you imagine if only half of them woke up, what a fantastic support we could have there.
Bring on Villa.

COYS
I look forward to Satuday with great anticipation to be with the great Saints support again, who go away to games. To a man win, draw or lose, give everything,shout, scream,sing. To help our team as an effective 12th man. Proud to be part of this. Only managed to get to QPR this season so far but the crowd were superb. In my opinion we made a difference. When in the Chapel at SMS only about 15% of us sing our hearts out the rest generally sit in a trance or they are not sure who to ask if they are allowed to cheer or not. They look at those cheering as if we have a screw loose. I often shout to the ones that are near to us "YOU ARE WELCOME TO CHEER IF YOU LIKE!" I think they must all be foreign because they grin but they don't seem to understand. Can you imagine if only half of them woke up, what a fantastic support we could have there. Bring on Villa. COYS SFCOLDBOY
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2:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Is it true £47.00 for Chelsea away?
It is.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Is it true £47.00 for Chelsea away?[/p][/quote]It is. Baddesley Bill
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2:11pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
I look forward to Satuday with great anticipation to be with the great Saints support again, who go away to games.
To a man win, draw or lose, give everything,shout, scream,sing.
To help our team as an effective 12th man.
Proud to be part of this.
Only managed to get to QPR this season so far but the crowd were superb.
In my opinion we made a difference.

When in the Chapel at SMS only about 15% of us sing our hearts out the rest generally sit in a trance or they are not sure who to ask if they are allowed to cheer or not.
They look at those cheering as if we have a screw loose.
I often shout to the ones that are near to us &quot;YOU ARE WELCOME TO CHEER IF YOU LIKE!"
I think they must all be foreign because they grin but they don't seem to understand.
Can you imagine if only half of them woke up, what a fantastic support we could have there.
Bring on Villa.

COYS
Very true. That is why I love awaydays when I can get to them. Our travelling fans have been superb this season win lose or draw.
Win at Villa....and it'll be party time!!!
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: I look forward to Satuday with great anticipation to be with the great Saints support again, who go away to games. To a man win, draw or lose, give everything,shout, scream,sing. To help our team as an effective 12th man. Proud to be part of this. Only managed to get to QPR this season so far but the crowd were superb. In my opinion we made a difference. When in the Chapel at SMS only about 15% of us sing our hearts out the rest generally sit in a trance or they are not sure who to ask if they are allowed to cheer or not. They look at those cheering as if we have a screw loose. I often shout to the ones that are near to us "YOU ARE WELCOME TO CHEER IF YOU LIKE!" I think they must all be foreign because they grin but they don't seem to understand. Can you imagine if only half of them woke up, what a fantastic support we could have there. Bring on Villa. COYS[/p][/quote]Very true. That is why I love awaydays when I can get to them. Our travelling fans have been superb this season win lose or draw. Win at Villa....and it'll be party time!!! Baddesley Bill
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2:42pm Sun 6 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

The problem is our fan base is hugely middle class, even at the Dell the seats would only join in occassionally however thanks to terracing all round in the 70's and most of the 80's it did not matter...
I have said before that to many go to be entertained and not be part of the experiance...away games are much better....funnily enough Mufco fans say the same thing...old Trafford can be a morgue but there away support is LOUD and clearly Manc..
Portsmouth fans although they have far too many Neaderthals have a passion which we only rival when we play them...nothing we can do about it..unless every true red blloded Saints fan verbally addresses their quiet neighbours to join in...doubtfull though...
Bear in mind we have never really had a serious home end...

Milton was for some singing kids, Archers was for us punchier ( when we did not know better), East Stand was for Dockers...etc..

Cortese and Adkins have to know what is happening and address it...Why the away fans don't have the Chapel is beyond me..the police can cordon anything they want off...

Then Improve the acoustics at our end and dampen the Chapel...
The problem is our fan base is hugely middle class, even at the Dell the seats would only join in occassionally however thanks to terracing all round in the 70's and most of the 80's it did not matter... I have said before that to many go to be entertained and not be part of the experiance...away games are much better....funnily enough Mufco fans say the same thing...old Trafford can be a morgue but there away support is LOUD and clearly Manc.. Portsmouth fans although they have far too many Neaderthals have a passion which we only rival when we play them...nothing we can do about it..unless every true red blloded Saints fan verbally addresses their quiet neighbours to join in...doubtfull though... Bear in mind we have never really had a serious home end... Milton was for some singing kids, Archers was for us punchier ( when we did not know better), East Stand was for Dockers...etc.. Cortese and Adkins have to know what is happening and address it...Why the away fans don't have the Chapel is beyond me..the police can cordon anything they want off... Then Improve the acoustics at our end and dampen the Chapel... warrens 76
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3:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

right back in the bar says...

no word from NA which is ok because I did not want to be tearing my hair out listening to the inevitable 'we'll look at the game and take the positives'. there are none from this performance and whilst a positive attitude goes a long way in football management so does a sense of realism and ruthlessness and he needs that in spades right now to confront the reality that 4 (possibly 5) of his usual match day selections are so far from premiership quality that it is frankly embarrassing to see them wear the shirt. The fact that Nigel brought some of them to the club, and or selects them week in week out, leads me to believe that his judgement is flawed or that he is not fully in control. It is not just once of or twice that performances have fallen short; it's everytime. the other shocking fact is that we have such threadbare squad with little or no cover of any quality in key positions which is hard to believe considering all the money that has been spent.
no word from NA which is ok because I did not want to be tearing my hair out listening to the inevitable 'we'll look at the game and take the positives'. there are none from this performance and whilst a positive attitude goes a long way in football management so does a sense of realism and ruthlessness and he needs that in spades right now to confront the reality that 4 (possibly 5) of his usual match day selections are so far from premiership quality that it is frankly embarrassing to see them wear the shirt. The fact that Nigel brought some of them to the club, and or selects them week in week out, leads me to believe that his judgement is flawed or that he is not fully in control. It is not just once of or twice that performances have fallen short; it's everytime. the other shocking fact is that we have such threadbare squad with little or no cover of any quality in key positions which is hard to believe considering all the money that has been spent. right back in the bar
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3:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

rocketone wrote:
Slating Nigel is out of order.
Who would his replacement be?
The club say they have a policy of replacing with better. So that would have to be a manager who has won stuff and will win more stuff. Or a young manager with potential who has been successful at building a club, like That bloke Nigel has done at Saints!
Chelsea have a squad 25 full internationals, bought Newcastles best striker and had a brilliant game where everything they tried worked.
League is our priority, we worked hard to get here and we have to work even harder to stay.
Chelsea fans hate their own manager and know that he will be replaced as soon as Roman gets tired of him. Constantly changing manager hasn't done them any harm, but then they buy players from the cream of the crop and are happy to let a player like Frankie Lampard leave for free!
If we could have him we would be able to bring in young players around him knowing his experience Nd leadership would help them.
Get Lawrie Mac to have a word with him.....
rocketone... It's not out or order to admit that Nigel is notoriously slow at getting in players.

Ideally we would get in 3.

A STRIKER like Hooper and in the mould of RICKIE.

A CLASS CENTRE-BACK

A TOP KEEPER.

Getting rid of the Manager mid Season would not help our plight - but I hope he had his own reality check yesterday about THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

We know Chelsea and their fans are not all that.

The Club made a mistake with leaving that long line of empty seats in the NORTHAM UNSOLD.

WE GO TO VILLA TO WIN.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.
COYR.
[quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: Slating Nigel is out of order. Who would his replacement be? The club say they have a policy of replacing with better. So that would have to be a manager who has won stuff and will win more stuff. Or a young manager with potential who has been successful at building a club, like That bloke Nigel has done at Saints! Chelsea have a squad 25 full internationals, bought Newcastles best striker and had a brilliant game where everything they tried worked. League is our priority, we worked hard to get here and we have to work even harder to stay. Chelsea fans hate their own manager and know that he will be replaced as soon as Roman gets tired of him. Constantly changing manager hasn't done them any harm, but then they buy players from the cream of the crop and are happy to let a player like Frankie Lampard leave for free! If we could have him we would be able to bring in young players around him knowing his experience Nd leadership would help them. Get Lawrie Mac to have a word with him.....[/p][/quote]rocketone... It's not out or order to admit that Nigel is notoriously slow at getting in players. Ideally we would get in 3. A STRIKER like Hooper and in the mould of RICKIE. A CLASS CENTRE-BACK A TOP KEEPER. Getting rid of the Manager mid Season would not help our plight - but I hope he had his own reality check yesterday about THE PREMIER LEAGUE. We know Chelsea and their fans are not all that. The Club made a mistake with leaving that long line of empty seats in the NORTHAM UNSOLD. WE GO TO VILLA TO WIN. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR. RedArmy1
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3:16pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

warrens 76 wrote:
The problem is our fan base is hugely middle class, even at the Dell the seats would only join in occassionally however thanks to terracing all round in the 70's and most of the 80's it did not matter...
I have said before that to many go to be entertained and not be part of the experiance...away games are much better....funnily enough Mufco fans say the same thing...old Trafford can be a morgue but there away support is LOUD and clearly Manc..
Portsmouth fans although they have far too many Neaderthals have a passion which we only rival when we play them...nothing we can do about it..unless every true red blloded Saints fan verbally addresses their quiet neighbours to join in...doubtfull though...
Bear in mind we have never really had a serious home end...

Milton was for some singing kids, Archers was for us punchier ( when we did not know better), East Stand was for Dockers...etc..

Cortese and Adkins have to know what is happening and address it...Why the away fans don't have the Chapel is beyond me..the police can cordon anything they want off...

Then Improve the acoustics at our end and dampen the Chapel...
Agreed...Old Trafford ain't all that...Emirates is a library...and when I went to the Bridge last season, it was pretty much a morgue also.

In truth there are very few grounds where you can expect the home fans to create a huge atmosphere week in week out.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: The problem is our fan base is hugely middle class, even at the Dell the seats would only join in occassionally however thanks to terracing all round in the 70's and most of the 80's it did not matter... I have said before that to many go to be entertained and not be part of the experiance...away games are much better....funnily enough Mufco fans say the same thing...old Trafford can be a morgue but there away support is LOUD and clearly Manc.. Portsmouth fans although they have far too many Neaderthals have a passion which we only rival when we play them...nothing we can do about it..unless every true red blloded Saints fan verbally addresses their quiet neighbours to join in...doubtfull though... Bear in mind we have never really had a serious home end... Milton was for some singing kids, Archers was for us punchier ( when we did not know better), East Stand was for Dockers...etc.. Cortese and Adkins have to know what is happening and address it...Why the away fans don't have the Chapel is beyond me..the police can cordon anything they want off... Then Improve the acoustics at our end and dampen the Chapel...[/p][/quote]Agreed...Old Trafford ain't all that...Emirates is a library...and when I went to the Bridge last season, it was pretty much a morgue also. In truth there are very few grounds where you can expect the home fans to create a huge atmosphere week in week out. Baddesley Bill
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3:19pm Sun 6 Jan 13

saintbobby says...

It's not being out of the Cup that matters, but what has a 5-1 thrashing AT HOME done to confidence.

We shall find out, but I reckon Villa is a very tricky fixture.

A point will be encouraging, but after this ,3 points will be a miracle.
It's not being out of the Cup that matters, but what has a 5-1 thrashing AT HOME done to confidence. We shall find out, but I reckon Villa is a very tricky fixture. A point will be encouraging, but after this ,3 points will be a miracle. saintbobby
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3:22pm Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

saintbobby wrote:
It's not being out of the Cup that matters, but what has a 5-1 thrashing AT HOME done to confidence.

We shall find out, but I reckon Villa is a very tricky fixture.

A point will be encouraging, but after this ,3 points will be a miracle.
Sorry Bobby .. but WE MUST DO FAR BETTER THAN THAT !!

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

WE GO TO VILLA FOR ALL 3 POINTS.

NO FEAR.
NO SURRENDER.

WIN.
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: It's not being out of the Cup that matters, but what has a 5-1 thrashing AT HOME done to confidence. We shall find out, but I reckon Villa is a very tricky fixture. A point will be encouraging, but after this ,3 points will be a miracle.[/p][/quote]Sorry Bobby .. but WE MUST DO FAR BETTER THAN THAT !! WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. WE GO TO VILLA FOR ALL 3 POINTS. NO FEAR. NO SURRENDER. WIN. RedArmy1
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3:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

right back in the bar says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
rocketone wrote:
Slating Nigel is out of order.
Who would his replacement be?
The club say they have a policy of replacing with better. So that would have to be a manager who has won stuff and will win more stuff. Or a young manager with potential who has been successful at building a club, like That bloke Nigel has done at Saints!
Chelsea have a squad 25 full internationals, bought Newcastles best striker and had a brilliant game where everything they tried worked.
League is our priority, we worked hard to get here and we have to work even harder to stay.
Chelsea fans hate their own manager and know that he will be replaced as soon as Roman gets tired of him. Constantly changing manager hasn't done them any harm, but then they buy players from the cream of the crop and are happy to let a player like Frankie Lampard leave for free!
If we could have him we would be able to bring in young players around him knowing his experience Nd leadership would help them.
Get Lawrie Mac to have a word with him.....
rocketone... It's not out or order to admit that Nigel is notoriously slow at getting in players.

Ideally we would get in 3.

A STRIKER like Hooper and in the mould of RICKIE.

A CLASS CENTRE-BACK

A TOP KEEPER.

Getting rid of the Manager mid Season would not help our plight - but I hope he had his own reality check yesterday about THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

We know Chelsea and their fans are not all that.

The Club made a mistake with leaving that long line of empty seats in the NORTHAM UNSOLD.

WE GO TO VILLA TO WIN.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.
COYR.
not sure if the slating Nigel is out of order post was directed at me but if it was I am certainly not for having him shipped out and beleive that he really has wrought a decent standard of improvement from th team in the last 10 or so league games. The Newcastle performance was the best I have seen from a Saints team since the Chris Nicol days. How we could do with a Jimmy case now and this is where I beleive Nigel is coming up short; it is is in his judgement of players' quality and performance on the football pitch on match days. I saw the inteview the day after the Arsenal game and he was wide eyed with pride in the performance which was great but should he not have been concerned about the lack of chances we created from dominating a quality team. Nigel is a great boke but he's not hard enough. On to the Villa where I believe we will be good enough to get all 3 pts
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: Slating Nigel is out of order. Who would his replacement be? The club say they have a policy of replacing with better. So that would have to be a manager who has won stuff and will win more stuff. Or a young manager with potential who has been successful at building a club, like That bloke Nigel has done at Saints! Chelsea have a squad 25 full internationals, bought Newcastles best striker and had a brilliant game where everything they tried worked. League is our priority, we worked hard to get here and we have to work even harder to stay. Chelsea fans hate their own manager and know that he will be replaced as soon as Roman gets tired of him. Constantly changing manager hasn't done them any harm, but then they buy players from the cream of the crop and are happy to let a player like Frankie Lampard leave for free! If we could have him we would be able to bring in young players around him knowing his experience Nd leadership would help them. Get Lawrie Mac to have a word with him.....[/p][/quote]rocketone... It's not out or order to admit that Nigel is notoriously slow at getting in players. Ideally we would get in 3. A STRIKER like Hooper and in the mould of RICKIE. A CLASS CENTRE-BACK A TOP KEEPER. Getting rid of the Manager mid Season would not help our plight - but I hope he had his own reality check yesterday about THE PREMIER LEAGUE. We know Chelsea and their fans are not all that. The Club made a mistake with leaving that long line of empty seats in the NORTHAM UNSOLD. WE GO TO VILLA TO WIN. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR.[/p][/quote]not sure if the slating Nigel is out of order post was directed at me but if it was I am certainly not for having him shipped out and beleive that he really has wrought a decent standard of improvement from th team in the last 10 or so league games. The Newcastle performance was the best I have seen from a Saints team since the Chris Nicol days. How we could do with a Jimmy case now and this is where I beleive Nigel is coming up short; it is is in his judgement of players' quality and performance on the football pitch on match days. I saw the inteview the day after the Arsenal game and he was wide eyed with pride in the performance which was great but should he not have been concerned about the lack of chances we created from dominating a quality team. Nigel is a great boke but he's not hard enough. On to the Villa where I believe we will be good enough to get all 3 pts right back in the bar
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3:32pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
kent141 wrote:
Plenty of tickets still available for the short trip to Villa for such a important game.
Are you a closet sales rep for theSaints ticket office?
No. He's just a silly kunt.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Plenty of tickets still available for the short trip to Villa for such a important game.[/p][/quote]Are you a closet sales rep for theSaints ticket office?[/p][/quote]No. He's just a silly kunt. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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3:37pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Velleity says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Velleity wrote:
One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.
Not very fair to be honest, the Kingsland was full of newbies and refugees and is normally more vociferous, the slow OWTS seemed to come across OK on the Solent effects mike, but how many more times do I have to tell you that the acoustics in the Chapel end of the Kingsland have always been rubbish, nothing we can do about that.
Hang on, you've never told me the acoustics are bad; we don't all hang on your every word, you know.

Frankly, I don't care what the acoustics are like, no-one (NO-ONE) sang within earshot of me. And, as I said, when I did sing, people were looking round at me as though I was mad.

To be fair my singing's nothing special but surely they must have heard of the concept of singing at a football match...
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: One vow from me after that game; I don't care who we are playing or what stage in any competition we end up, I won't be watching any games ever again from the Kingsland; less atmosphere than a morgue. People were looking round at me when I joined in the signing. Pitiful.[/p][/quote]Not very fair to be honest, the Kingsland was full of newbies and refugees and is normally more vociferous, the slow OWTS seemed to come across OK on the Solent effects mike, but how many more times do I have to tell you that the acoustics in the Chapel end of the Kingsland have always been rubbish, nothing we can do about that.[/p][/quote]Hang on, you've never told me the acoustics are bad; we don't all hang on your every word, you know. Frankly, I don't care what the acoustics are like, no-one (NO-ONE) sang within earshot of me. And, as I said, when I did sing, people were looking round at me as though I was mad. To be fair my singing's nothing special but surely they must have heard of the concept of singing at a football match... Velleity
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3:48pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Velleity says...

And on the general concept of the thread with all the negative bleating about this being proof that NA is out of his depth...

If I was NA, I'd be chuffed to bits with everything from yesterday bar one. Yesterday I told them, "go out, have a good game and try not to get injured and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T WIN! Our sole target this year is to stay in the Premiership - the step up has been a shock and we need no distractions. We're resting Rickie and Gaston. Go out and enjoy yourselves."

I suspect it all went to plan. No particularly hard tackles from where I was watching and, if it hadn't been for an awkward slide from Jose we'd be in position A today.

The doom-mongers need to get a sense of perspective and realise that a cup run was the last thing we needed.

I said the same about the Carling Cup, by the way, so I'm consistent here. Let's go on cup runs when we have a deep squad and our position in the Premiership is more settled.
And on the general concept of the thread with all the negative bleating about this being proof that NA is out of his depth... If I was NA, I'd be chuffed to bits with everything from yesterday bar one. Yesterday I told them, "go out, have a good game and try not to get injured and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T WIN! Our sole target this year is to stay in the Premiership - the step up has been a shock and we need no distractions. We're resting Rickie and Gaston. Go out and enjoy yourselves." I suspect it all went to plan. No particularly hard tackles from where I was watching and, if it hadn't been for an awkward slide from Jose we'd be in position A today. The doom-mongers need to get a sense of perspective and realise that a cup run was the last thing we needed. I said the same about the Carling Cup, by the way, so I'm consistent here. Let's go on cup runs when we have a deep squad and our position in the Premiership is more settled. Velleity
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4:09pm Sun 6 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Velleity wrote:
And on the general concept of the thread with all the negative bleating about this being proof that NA is out of his depth...

If I was NA, I'd be chuffed to bits with everything from yesterday bar one. Yesterday I told them, &quot;go out, have a good game and try not to get injured and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T WIN! Our sole target this year is to stay in the Premiership - the step up has been a shock and we need no distractions. We're resting Rickie and Gaston. Go out and enjoy yourselves."

I suspect it all went to plan. No particularly hard tackles from where I was watching and, if it hadn't been for an awkward slide from Jose we'd be in position A today.

The doom-mongers need to get a sense of perspective and realise that a cup run was the last thing we needed.

I said the same about the Carling Cup, by the way, so I'm consistent here. Let's go on cup runs when we have a deep squad and our position in the Premiership is more settled.
First of all - for what's it's worth the 5th goal was not a penalty yesterday.

The TV said it was a bit harsh.