Chelsea 2 Saints 2
Got to be defensive tonight 4 5 1. Guly in front of Shaw Rodriguez up front and Lambert and Ramirez on the bench as neither were that effective against Villa! Good luck Saints!!!!
did you go to Villa ?
Lambert "!not that effective " - christ I cant wait to see when he is effective. Thought he had an awsome game.
st.athan saint wrote…
I respect your view I didn't think he did.
well watch the game properly then. Lambert was excellent. Look at the Villa websites. They all said they wish they had him in their team. You are so negative always and yes I went to Villa and all the other away games except Man City
of course he didn't .......... i suppose that Nigel has e-mailed the team to him , what with all his "insider knowledge" and that .. lol .
Lambert not effective against Villa?! He was man of the match. I doubt saintly was there.
Now now!!! Lambert and Ramirez will be in the bench and JWP with Chaplow for cover in midfield where it has to be strong tonight to stop Chelsea playing!!!!!!!
I was Jocky though the ref was man of the match lol he won it for us!!!!!
We shouldn't field a defensive team out when what we're best at is attacking, our defence won't hold out a whole 90 minutes against some of the best players in the premier league, let's go out to get some goals!
wrong both were effective ,and villa had to resort to hitting long balls over the midfield .with saints playing 4 4 2 ,the formation does not matter one uo front chelsea will just outpass us ,you just need to get men behind the ball .not for guly this .ward prowse in for gaston .try and keep it tight bring on gaston later try in grab a goal .leaving chelsea little time to get the goal back.guly is to lazy for this .closing players down .may put him on later with gaston
I agree with you but NA won't do that he will try to dominate the midfield and snuff them out!!!!
I never do team selections , not my job as i admit to knowing nothing about what goes on in training ..... i suggest that more people should trust our manager to do what he's paid for rather than imagining that they know better ........ COYR !!!
That proves you were not there. Saints should have been 2 or 3 up by half time...nothing to do with the ref. You can't win a penalty if you're not attacking. Why don't you support Pompey
Bit of a silly comment really...
I'd like to see JWP play but he won't. Don't think NA is allowed to!!!!!
you cant stop chelsea playing got to be lucky like qpr ,chelsea missed 22 sitters against qpr .thats the luck you need at stamford bridge
Just a bit of fun Slugger!
Evenin fellow Saints....(and ello skunt). I guess we might have a few fishy guests on this thread tonight... ...just in case we don't get a result against the current European Champions. I will choose to ignore them.
Possibly, but it is our game in hand and whatever happens tonight we'll still be safe from the relegation zone, so there is no reason not to try and get some goals and a point or more
I think that's probably right possibly impossible to stop Chelsea playing!!!!
To be fair ..... no Lambert or Ramirez in the starting line up ......... Guly and Jay up front .
dont be stupid nigel picks all the teams .and he might as we dont play till monday .so less use of the squad ,not like a saturday match ahead .chelesa have arsenal the cup semi 2nd leg .so that might change chelseas team tonight
Just seen the line up well, well, well!!!!
Okay, I'm going for a win, if not, then a draw, or a defeat, or a postponement, or an abandonment at half time. And that prediction is without a single bit of inside knowledge. So, if I'm right, you can ask me later for next week's lottery numbers. COYR!
Southampton team: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, S. Davis, Schneiderlin (c), Cork, Puncheon, Guly, Rodriguez. #saintsfc Southampton substitutes: K. Davis (GK), Lambert, Ramírez, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Seaborne, Chaplow. #saintsfc
Lets hope this is an inspirational change good bench tonight!!!!
Off out! Enjoy the game. Good luck to Saints!!!!
I think i see the plan , it is indeed a strong bench but we need to be in touching distance with 30 to go for it to work imo .
Strange... Keeping our best players on the bench.....don't know who is going to hold the ball up, that was the problem in the cup game against Chelsea...Have to wait and see what happens.
Game in hand so anything from the game is a bonus. My heart says we can get a result tonight - unfortunately my head suggests otherwise. NA will have a plan which I am sure will be well thought out. Personally I would play the strongest side subject, of course, to injuries and this would include RL (obviously) and GR (hopefully he will want to show what he can do when matched against some of the best midfield talent in Europe). Anyway lets go with the heart!!
It looks to me like we are gonna try to disrupt their midfield and catch them on the occaisional break...there could be a few cards for us tonight. ...I like the line up tbh.
agree! how can you leave ramirez and lambert on the bench! joke! its a no brainer! these 2 should start! crap adkins!! guly up front! pathetic
who cares! COYR! Lets see if we can sneak something tonight - happily take a draw!
This is a classic example of someone who thinks they know better ..... are you Sir Alex by chance ?
Guly, FFS, he is more of a mid table clash player, although i personally would have got rid of him a long time ago. we def need the energy of davis and cork and spiderman this evening, they will be doing a lot of running and covering. J Rod will also be doing a lot of the running when we hoof the ball out of defence after another chelsea attack! SRL can come on later in the game and hold the ball up and create a different approach to our attack.
4-5-1 Guly wide left in a 5 man midfield. Rodriguez up front by himself.Matching up the way Chelsea play.
same here slugger, i think that football manager games have a lot to answer for. its easy to manage a team to succes and glory in those games, however its nothing like real life and i think some people think that it is. lets pray for a win hope for a draw but cheer and shout for the team whatever the result. i hope people remember we are playing the european champs at their place tonight, this is not poopey at home! COYR`s
Classic Man City away ploy - but this time we will get a result!
Spiderman 36/1 to score anytime. Cork 44/1...Betfair...I'm on it! :O)
lets hope your right mate! just wish we started lambo at least!
Lone man up front needs to have pace. ...if we're still in the hunt with 30 to go, Lambo will come on and win the game.
Come on guys, support the players that Nigel selects. Guly is probably not anyone's first choice but I'm sure a good performance tonight would change that!
I think we have to keep the ball and outpass them.. JRod should score a humdinger from outsie the box by actually connecting with the ball. Set piece masterpieces will see our center backs score two headed goals.. Rickie will miss a penalty.. Gaston will be confused with Ramirez and score a hat trick... Cech will be his usual undisciplined self and Boruc will deliver a masterclass reminiscent of the 1974 Polish keeper... Then I will wake up.. I just hope that if we lose we do not get hammered.. ...goal difference will be a big factor come the last games...as it was with Whufco last season... ....similar points but a massive positive goal difference puts the pressure on the other teams..
How did you know that Rickie and Gaston weren't starting? Not even I could have guessed that! You're not Nigel are you? If so, speed up our play, pleeeeeeease!
Guly playing...I was going to stream but why bother....talking of useless things I am off to make tea in a chocolate teapot... Although he has tried lately he could not hit a cows 4rse with a banjo..
Baddesley Bill wrote…
If, that's the key word there Bill! Lambo will enjoy playing against Luiz, he tends to wonder a bit!
Bring back Branfoot wrote…
Speed, Speed, Speed..not Gary RIP.
Both not effective on Saturday ? everything that was good about us going forward came from sir Rickie of the lambert. Shaw will be left wide open with guly do crapo playing in front of him another poor team selection from NA we are trying to build confidence not destroy it
Baddesley Bill wrote…
Wonder a bit? what do you think he is thinking about ?
warrens 76 wrote…
Bring back Branfoot wrote…
I'm sick of saying it! I, much like the other posters, want to throttle me. Up the Saints!
I think Nigel is going defensive for the first half hoping we don't concede. then popping on Rickie and Gaston for the second half so we can hit a tired out Chelski on a counter attack.
Thts his game thrown away then, enjoy your last game Nigel.
Exactly my thoughts .... let's hope that Chelsea aren't out of sight in the first two thirds of the match .
I would never pay nearly fifty quid to watch this game and the few that have travelled must be mad.
Ring Saint... Agree, seems like the Man City away tactics... But this time I fear we could be too far behind. This team just asks for Chelsea to attack and I can see them being 3-0 up at h/t... Blooming hope I'm wrong! COYS!!!!
He's wrong to go so defensive. Very worrying. Hope I'm proved wrong, but that would be flying in the face of history!
Neg heads... or realists lol Get with the programme and have some faith... Decent possession from Saints so far. COYR
Heeeeheeeee.... Look at all the poor Poopey fans on here... How low can they get!? Still... as history shows, Saints have won more games between the clubs... In my book (and most people's) that means we are the better club... BUT that's history... This is here and now... We are Premiership... COYRs!!!!
Our goal difference is at least 2 better than the teams below us. I'll be happy if that's still the case by close of play. A point (or 3) would be awesome!
Norwegian Saint wrote…
It's good to know that they still listen in on top flight football games. I'm taking a skate along next Monday....he's so disillusioned with Pompey atmo he's ready to be excorcised. So far so good.
"Our left" side box always has an open space as they run their left wing.. wide open for crosses and it has lead to several goals ... it's still there.
Dan I presume you are watching on the t.v. here in NZ??
i see the guly haters are out in force tonight, strange that i thought they would all be at the game so that they could judge his preformance by actually watching him. COYR`s
Lambert and Ramirez on the bench. We given the game up already. 1-0 down already.
There you go, what a mug. Not even been near their goal. I know what I'll take all the good players off, joker.
Yes.. love it - a rare treat. Ba is excellent... I had him on my wish list at the start of the season.. a much better player than toon could cater for. Hark the Herald Saints Fans Sing.. owts
Up until the goal I think you will find we were playing pretty well....Goal was taken well but the deflection for it to fall to Ba was very lucky indeed.....Keep the faith!!! Believe!!!!!!
Another Merrington classic there. "What we don't want to do is......."
As if we could have gone there and held out for 90 minutes. Nigel waved the white flag before the lads ran out, big fella has it right, NA = mug.
Guly...awful... just awful Our two top scorers on the bench... don't understand it but still believe in Nigel
Ok not winning, but still in the game. Must take our chances though as we won't get very many.
FOR GODS SAKE GET DO PRADO OFF PUT HIM ON THE BUS AND SEND HIM HOME
Shame about the goal - game plan was working quite well, except I don't agree with Rodriguez instead of SLR - pace maybe, but lacking in quality and wherewithall.
bit of a reverse Bill.. us watching on telly in NZ and you back home listening in to Solent.... lol tbh the commentary from this lots is utter rubbish..,the comments on here in the Echo are better haha (that is saying something. lol Lumpy Lumpard missed again.. COYR still plenty of time for our 1-3 victory
They've just got to make sure they dont give another goal away, No sh1t sherlock.
Tirau Dan wrote…
I think you'll find the general consensus on this charming little thread is that Nigel picked a negative team, which will cost us. Stick to getting excited watching the All Blacks doing their little dance.
jesus h christ what? whole defence stood still watching the ball there
are we actually going to sign any new players or just spend the whole month talking about it does any one know?
the second comes from that hole in our defence I mentioned before... no one near the first shooter and the rebound was easy... oh well 2-3 then!! COYR
Lambert and Gaston on or Adkins off
Why does he persist with Do Prado, he isn't Premiership level. Get Rickie on Nige.
If it was easy to be a Saints fan then everybody would be! We still have to believe.
Damage limitation now....our record of conceeding right on half time is not so good.
Yes everyone, stop being so negative! 2-0 to Chelsea, Shankly!
oh i believe im just very frustrated right now. they seem a bit scared of Chelsea. they can't allow the cup match to shadow this one - they've got to get stuck into Chelsea and stop them at the halfway line. channel Im watching just showed a Le Tissier tribute - could do with some of that on the pitch please!
What a f....n shambles, we've got nothing upfront and our midfield and defence are playing like school kids.NA has got to bring on Lambert and Ramirez otherwise we will get nothing from this game.
no point in bringing on lambo and ramirez game over
Oh **** this is turning into the rout some feared, which could seriously damage our goal difference. Having four "all action" midfielders on rather than our quality ball players is now not working because they are not so "all action". I didn't expect a win but I was hoping for a decent performance.
Whilst I agree with perhaps keeping Ramirez off til later in the game, Rodruigez just can't hold the ball up, take players out, or give their defence a work over. Rickie has to come on half time, then Ramirez within 10 mins of that. We need to put them on the back foot cos our possession football in the first half has no killer punch.
hates the skates wrote…
Give Nigel time. He can't decide on our starting GK, how on earth do you expect him to decide on potential transfer targets.
I'm still supporting ............. wouldn't want to be in the trenches with some of the numpties on here !
I'm watching the game sainthorse101 and Guly is ****!!
Played Chelsea lost what a week later 2-0 down at half time? surely nigel could see how they play & pick a team to counter? surely to put on a defensive set up is suicidal against teams like chelsea isn't it?
New signing Tom Daley coming on for second half to dive for some penalties!
Blimey! Some jolly souls on here tonight. I watched until the first goal and, like the Cup match, we were doing well. Bad first goal, though. Who was guilty of the bad clearance that led to it? Was it Davis? I can't comment on the second quater because the thread died right up to the 45th minute. When it resumed, the second went in. Just to put this into perspective, how much did this evening's Chelsea squad cost in transfers and fees? Get a grip everyone, we're still friggin' building for the Prem and NOT by simply paying squillions on anyone who's anyone in the process.
I can't believe I'm saying it, but Max is spot on. No killer punch. Well done, you've finally cottoned on! Possession is great, as long as there's an end result. Mix up the play, we're good when we are more direct.
Get some perspective...neithe r player would make the bench in the Chelsea side.
Guly has not had a sniff of a goal for 12 months...so get him off and get someone on who can score. Hat-trick from Rickie in the second half, as he comes on for Guly and a 2-3 win. Optimism rules.
It's not over till the fat lady sings. Let's get out there and kill the Chelski!
Chelsea not very good...but they didn't have to be. We are losing this game because of our negative tactics. Adkins will bring on Lambert and Rimirez now , but it will probably be too late as we are now chasing the game.
what exactly are our forwards and attacking midfielders frightened of, scoring maybe....what goes through their mind??? Attack, attack, atatck attack attack....lose gloriously but this is bollock$.. What offends me is they must KNOW..and wtf was Davis doing a pathetic no power pass to the corner flag when head over the ball power wold have produced something...annoying ..
Me niether! COYR!!!
are you ther or watching it on a stream?
No, come back sluggo, you haven't told us your take on the game! Yes, we must stop being so negative. Where are my rosé tinted specs?
Tirau Dan wrote…
Bring back Branfoot wrote…
Nigel Adkins doesn't know the meaning of Negative! The team is led by a guy with the guts to pick his own team and not listen to the some of the crap bs posted around fan sites and threads like these. For large parts of the first half we did fantastically well passing the ball around the mid and winning ball at the back.. Punch and Jay looked a bit nervy up front but showed good pace and positional play.. they are learning... IMO and in defence of Nigel: Rickie has been pedestrian in the last couple of games though some good touches.. has been off form.. Gaston hasn;t earned his place in the starting line up. We all have to believe and have to support. COYR
Only Saints could sign the only player from Brazil that cant play football but I am tired of saying on this forum that Adkins is out of his depth at this level and does not appear to be improving with time.
J-Rod £7M Ba £8M I am starting to really get angry with J-Rod... he and Guly are a waste of space. Please please put on Rickie... we can still get something!
Strasbourg Saint wrote…
Yes it was Davis I think. After the goal we got back into it, but badly lost concentration in last 10 mins.
Can we face some facts here (yes...even you skunt). There is a notable gap between the big money clubs and where Saints are right now. We are making progress but to expect us to roll over the European Champions on their own patch is at best hopefull. To expect our current team to suddenly become title contenders is ridiculous. Get a grip Saints fans and FOAD skunts.
well If you're that tired of saying It,don't say It then.we won't miss you not saying It.
Name the Chelsea dangerman! Only allowed to name 12. Name the current Saints internationals. Now work out how difficult it will be for the young Saints squad to compete, remember we all wanted the chance to support our team in the Prem. All the team want the chance to play there too! New purchases will be made, in the departments needed. Till then support the team we have.
Cheeky fcuk, can't be I'm bighting on a throw away comment from a WUM!
Del Prado... I'm not a basher but WTF
It's not losing Bill, it's the lack of belief...we just want them to have a go...everytime JRod could one on one he chokes...Davis shot eff me my grandma could do btter and she's dead! It is not that any one expects to win or even draw but give it a go ffs.
Ba has a market value of much much more. He had a buy out clause in his contract set at that amount...and was a bargain to whichever club he chose to play for....which was Chelsea.
You beat villa who are losing every week and who dared to think you would get anything at Chelsea . The relegation rival games coming up NEWCASTLE , READING and QPR will decide if you stay up
When I said that a short while ago you castigated me. Why's it ok for you to say it eh?
Yes indeed just as the judge will decide if you even continue as a club!
Bring on JWP for Christs sake!!!!!
GET IN! LAMBERT!
I'm one of those weirdos who likes Guly. However, I have to say that he appears to be having a mare this evening
A deluge of Happy Clappers, come to sing Kumbaya. They always appear at the same time. Nigel sent the lads out to battle with a water pistol. Should have started Rickie and Gaston. Most of us said it before they scored. So even though we were correct and now, annoyed, we should say how unlucky we have been. Priceless!
Whoa - SLR - SFC's goal machine - less we not forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
That's it... No more please.... No more Guly... Check my previous posts, very rare I have slagged him off but... Sorry... That's it... Corner... Too short... Dangerous free kick... Too hard! No more... Please... No more J-Rod better up his game too... Or he can bu'ger off too... A Championship player at best. Lambert on... Come on Saints... GET IN!
Why can't we do things simple. Wouldn't it be nice to buy some players with Premier League experience, wouldn'tit be nice if we were quick out of the blocks to sign someone in January. We have only had three months to think about it. And wouldn't it be nice to put out our strongest team. But then that it being a Saints fan, nothing is simple.
You rate Guly, what a surprise!
Nice timing Blue..2-1 Lambert :O)
you got one back !
Dave slates Nigel for taking off Jrod and bringing on Ricky. Then Ricky scores. Some twitter about Jrod limping. We must all keep believing.
News site must be quiet tonight COYR
Ricky you're a legend!!!!
Let me guess, you were a great admirer of Ali Dia.
Is it me, or is Boruc starting to look the part?
Playing with intent now come on boys
Rickie fresh in the second does a Man U again.. I lets hope he can give us a hattrick. Hark the herald Saints Fans Sing COYR
the one and only
Bringing on Chappers..? Lets hope he gets in amongst them like we know he can..!
Ooo Valarie get a grip sweetie. Hoover giving you grief again! Trying plugging the thing in.
Norwegian Saint wrote…
SaintlySoul... We all know your a Poopey fan... Nobody cares what you say... Remember that quote you smelly little boy?
Would love one of our midfielders to slot in balls to our strikers the way Mata does..
ODFO, saintly..ah..sole. You've been found out, bucko. You are no fan of our great team. If you've forgotten, that's what this forum is about rather than your tennage fantasies and alter egos.
Norwegian Saint wrote…
NorwegianSaint would you know how to castigate, as I have no clue.
Btw, I'm not the one who surfaces along with the same faces each time. And I don't quote, vebatem, people's posts from months ago. Pathetic? Time for you to rustle hubby up a tea.
Norwegian, Saintlysoul and Bring Back Branfoot are one and the same. Just so you know.
and you moan when others abuse you! just cause vellity likes a player at a club that you dont! tbh i have never said if i like guly or not, what i wont do is moan about and abuse a saints player before a ball has even been kicked! i know their are a lot of fish and wums here who are bandwagon jumpers. blueredanddead i agree with you! we will not get many results against the `top` teams so its results aginst the like of villa and wigan that will keep us up this year!
Come on Nigel... Get Guly off (forever) and get The Ram on. Chapters on... sometimes NA does surprise me. Phew... Come on Saints!!!!
Bring back Branfoot wrote…
Deep Valarie, very deep! That's all very well, but those dishes won't clean themselves! Run along now!
ramirez on..... come on then lets see if we can get a second
do prado off well past time. never should have started
Norwegian Saint wrote…
He'll be calling you "poppet" next! :O)
YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSS GET IN!!!!!!!!!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSssssssssss
Chappie on is the kind of player Chelsea don't like and Gaston on for Guly. While you're there Nigel, ask about Lampard. 2-2 ha ha
Get in!!!! yeee haaa 2-2 what a run from Luke and smacked in by punch lol Neg heads silenced!!!
Val, your friend Sandra, from Bingo, has just logged on.
Oh are we in heaven now!! I was really afraid that Chelsea would come out this half to fill their boots - but we are so good when we play with conviction!!!!
Gaston and Rickie come on and voila! Now who was it who said they should have started? Happy Clappers, I was right yet again. There's a surprise!
You must be SO disappointed that we've equalised. FOAD.
They could have thrashed chelsea if they had started with the right team, what a waste
there you go again! cant help yourself can you. if you bothered to look i`ve been here since before kick off! but then wums dont do that much reading do they, you just pick on a regular poster in an attempt to wind them up and get abusive when called out!
But you don't seem pleased we've equalised, more so that you think you were right? Fcking donkey
Can we dream... Can we...???? Can we get something from the European champions??? Come on you Saints!!!
Nigel Adkins, tactical genius. Theres a few people on here that need to keep the faith.
Oh come on he's clearly a genius! Let's all start a petition to get Nigel out and Mr_Complete_Fcuking_ Nobody in!
BbB, there is a game going on or haven't you noticed? Check with the others and decide your tactics now we are drawing. Nigel seems to have done something right. Even if we don't win, we have given it a go.
Well it can't be 5-1!
Bugger... We are sitting back... Attack attack attack!!!
Come on lads, listen to BBB, attack lads, fast direct stuff. I have a monopoly on the truth, don't you know!
Yes he has done sth right. But can't he do it before the match starts. He should be more positive in his approach.
I think....... Say nothing now till full-time. You just can't predict Saints. Please, just don't lose in the last minute Saints! Wouldn't it be a change for us to win in the 4 minutes extra?
Come on guys hold tight and win it on the break. On second thoughts, just hold tight!
Whatever happens we are 15th in the Prem
blow that acme thunderer ref!!!
Yessssss what a result. Well done lads. Nigel absolute genius
I'm speechless.. What a point!
I'll take that....choke on that skunt! :O)
Oh yes!!!!!!!!!! Now that is a FANTASTIC POINT!!
YES, YES, YES! What a performance and what a result, Nigel Adkins you're a LEGEND! It's almost like the team heard all the negative / trolling posts on here and stuck a big 2 fingers up to them. You know who you are, you degenerates!
As I said, I was hoping but not expecting a point, so I'm well chuffed with that. COYR!
hahhahahahha raffia for Rafa!! ONE POINT FOR SAINTS THREE POINTS FOR SAINTS AWAY FANS - BEST FANS IN ANY LEAGUE OWTS
You know the papers will be all about Rafa and nothing about a brilliant comeback. Luke Shaw. Amazing !!!
HEY NEG HEADS - DO ONE!!!
thank you lads, you did well to pull yourselves back into that match. The team walking off the pitch right now HAS to be our First XI. I know he is capable of some brilliant play, but Do Prado has surely proven that he just doesn't bring enough at this level.
oh when the saints............ what a result, well done
got to be one of our beat results yet
As per plan by Nigel!! Well done Gaffer Only One Nigel Adkins!! COYR
In your face non fan !
Yep, NA is a complete, total and utter mug. We MUST get rid of him after gaining a point against the European Champions. You really are a twit, Saintlysoul.
Ha Ha Ha :O)
yep but we could of been 2 nil up if we started lambo and ramirez! we offered nothing in the first half, it was typical saints in the second half. awesome, thanks to lambo :)
Yes! Great point saints!
Chilled got the shakes should of beat them boys!
Fan... Blooming... Tastic!!!! Well done Saints... So Proud to be a Saint.... P.R.O.U.D!!!!
On The Bus wrote…
Nearly gave up myself watching but stuck it out. Clyne made the first through persistance, and Luke Shaw made the second! Both good finishes and some brave defending...well done lads!!
Wow!! Great point lads. SRL has scored against Champions of Europe. So that puts the question about whether he can score in champions league to bed. AS I predicted that we would be lucky to get anything out of this game this morning I'm off to eat a bit of humble pie now. PS I think the collective name for the Skunts being disussed this week should be "A silence of Skunts".
unbeaten last 4 away games !!! is this the same team l was watching in aug/sept , bloody awesome COYR
Under the circumstances a huge result - Happy Days! Not sure if that is how NA planned it but it happened on his watch so very well done NA!
Holding my hands up, I was doubting Nigel Adkins decisions, but I was wrong, well done the players, well done the management and well done the fans, we could hear you from here.
In an odd sort of way coming back from 2-0 down against the European Champions away from home will probably do more for the team's confidence than sneaking a 1-0 win like QPR. Bloody brilliant. Well done.
100% correct..the 2nd half team had to work from2 nil down and did it because they went for it..different team. I will give massive credit to NA because Rickie does tire quick and ain't our quickest.. for all the observations about costly substitutions bringing on those impact subs when Chelsea had lost their puff was perhaps inspired... Certainly NA intended this to happen, I just don't think he thought we would have to come back from 2 down...
2-0 and you ****** it up. say we are staying up say we are staying up. come on you reds come on you reds come on you red come on. dodododo jason punchin lalalalalala rickie lambert southamptons goal machine. one nigle adkins one nigle adkins who are you who are you. where are the blue few tonight. hahahahah well done lads southampton are back southampton are back. bring on the sticky toffees.
Possibly, but there is simply no way of telling. Lambo against more tired legs may give you a completely different effect from on from the start. I'll need to check in the multiverse to get the result of that one. As it is we got one point more than I'd expected so I'm happy.
And dare we did LOL
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Horse meat great throw in a bit of the other just great !
Well, I'm gutted, bl00dy Nigel and his bl00dy tactics. Had we started with Rickie we'd have won 8-0 as I predicted earlier. Useless, totally useless!!! But seriously, well done Nigel, the players and the awesome fans! With apologies to Norgie, I can't resist this ..... ...... Saintlysoul, Ross123, BbB, Thomasupton, RingSaint, BakeyBoy, UpSaints, Bevois, Loosehead, Skin2000 ...... your negativity took one hell of a beating ..... ONE HELL OF A BEATING!!!
So so happy! I said on an earlier thread about the players who got us here and the levels they have achieved. Spider has been immense and honour of captain has been well earned . By the way there 5 teams worse than us in this division. Everyone plays before us this weekend and we will know Monday what we need to do.
actually one thing that does need to be acknowledged - Those away Saints fans sang their hearts out all through the game. bloody well done.
Totally agree, and may make potential recruits release that a move to Saints is a sensible decision ;-)
Nigels' tactics were clear to see from the moment the teams were announced ...... he got them pretty right imo .
..... and you should listen to your big bruv a bit more, Bill!
Well I suppose I,m not to disappointed about getting a draw against the Champions of Europe at their house after being 2 down at half time.
Saints away fans are the best in the league,,,, not only do they pay stupid money but they sing sing sing when they are 2-0 down..... COYRs !!!!
Pigs trotters Monday Then with the Scousers.
I did! WTFILN!
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So, over the most recent ten games the teams who have gained more points than us are, Man U, Tottenham, Man C, Arsenal, Evertone, Chelsea. That's it. If the league were over the past ten games, we'd be SEVENTH! http://weekendfootba ll.co.uk/analysis/fo rm.asp?l=1&season=13 &formtype=&gamescoun t=10
Crikey, didn't see that coming!!! where are the skunts tonight???
I'm always saying the same thing mate ..... you can't tell youngsters anything nowadays !
Can anyone tell me where Saintlysoul/Bring back Branfoot is now that we've gained a point. It's almost as if he was hoping we wouldn't get a result. Surely not?
The highlight for me was the run from Luke to deliver a super cross and the smack in from Punch was sweeeeeeet!
Blue white and dead..are you sick, amazes me that you skates spend more time getting upset at us than concentrating on your own business..... I believe it is the cause of your envy and inbuilt terrible hatred...like a lot of stupid jealous people it enrages you to see someone else get on.... Personally I dont give a flying fückk what your lot do...so my message to you is eff off back to your own club whilst it still exists and get a life.
I think it's past bedtime ..... they/he'll be back after the homework is done tomorrow.
Where have all the skunts gone ?.....wah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...WTFILN....wah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .....FOADP....wah ha ha ha ha ha ........
worried of n e hampshire wrote…
The Skunts are In bed with their sisters, what a Fantastic result, no, no, no, not the Skunts in bed with their Sisters, what a result for Saints,only one team in Hampshire
Strasbourg Saint wrote…
Baddesley Bill wrote…
I was under duress at the time....and out of beer ffs. Found some now though! :O)
Eat humble pie all you doubters and skate wind up merchants. The management team at Saints laid out their stall, had a game plane and stuck to it, how many of you out there expected young Shaw to come off late in the second half for Fox to come on? The team is growing in stature and confidence with every game, impact players coming off the bench and making a massive impact,what a fantastic point, what a fantastic performance, what a fantastic TEAM!
We have reached new heights. We have just drawn against a Champion League Winners. Absolutely fantastic. St Markus would have been so proud. Dear Echo....this is an opportunity for your paper to milk this result and get your name around the World via news sites as a local supportive paper....it's time to battle against the London press!!!
SUPER SAINT wrote…
Agreed, we should have won....he is the only fly in the ointment for me apart from Fox... I am never quite sure what he is supposed to be doing it's almost like he makes up the eleven we need rather than having anything useful to contribute... The actual real Saints team..thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.
I know. They're almost as impenetrable as WUMs and skunts :)
Nigel Adkins...what a man., what a manager. Great point, admit i had my doubts but yet again NA comes through. Lambert = Legend... no englishman has scored more goals in the prem. Time for some recognition surely? More good news along with an away point at the champions of europe.. Gallery on the OS shows Lallana training with the rest of the squad so positive there. The Norweigan chap Forran was at the game, imagine he liked what he saw.. COYR great point
are you suggesting that they wanted us to lose so that they could spout the same old carp about NA being ahem `out of his depth` and we will be relegated if he stays? i hope not because i am sure they are honest saints fans with the clubs best intrests at heart, just as i am sure that poopey will be promoted this season!
everything was going to plan until their 2nd goal went in. Promising stuff though ;-)
..Or he could just die like his club soon will and do everyone a favour. WTFILN....FOADP
Slugger, it's definitely "he", not "them". Three proofs: Saintly..ah..sole signed off tonight just before BBB came on. Odd coincidence. He calls me Valerie in both signons and finally (and you know my eye for detail) both saintly..ah..sole and BBB don't say, "rose tinted spectacles". They both say "rosé tinted spectacles". BBB did it above and ah..soul did it the other day. These tosspots really do think they will never be found out but they always are. Saintly..ah..soul and Bring back Branfoot are the same person with two signons, without any shadow of a doubt.
Adkins out...bring back branfoot. tee hee :O)
Saintshorse, one point, it's not "they", it's "he". It's one guy with a shoutyloudmouth and an ivegotinsideinfo signon. How tragic his life must be...
Keep up the good work ..... i'll spot 'em an you prove it ! ........ what a team !
yes I understand inspector Dreyfuss but what is your codename... Excellent sleuthing Velleity...velly good..
I wasnt negative stras as a matter of fact it played out like I said it would. Rick on at the start, he would have burnt out by half time and we would have ended up losing 3-2
So we are 3 points of relegation when we could have been 5 points clear. Yeah I totally get it ???? If at the end of the season 2 points makes the difference I| will question games like this Im sorry but we should be setting our sights on winning, we were lucky to get the 2nd goal IMO.
DAILY ECHO POOPEY FREE SINCE 2132 on the 17th Jan 2013 WTFILN???!!! :-D
Here's another one.
I heard a report on Radio Solent this morning that Portsmouth Council are closing public toilets in the city to save money. Will they include Fratton Park in this programme?.
Fair enough, I thought we were gonna get stuffed the way we finished the first half - deja vu with the cup match and all that. More than happy to see the turnaround. I thought the game plan was good to start with - if anything NA was let down by certain players who didn't put in the performances in the first half. But if I am negative for saying that we should play SLR as our first choice striker and play him where it hurts the other side's centre-halves, then I will stick with that opinion as I have all season. I will also stand by my other big opinion that we are too good to aim as low as 17th. We have shown what we can do as we continue to improve as a team and I think we can catch Wet Spam and Norwich. Maybe we won't finish in the top half but I reckon we can aim for top of the bottom. How's that for optimism!! COYR!
This is a great result, not many come back from 2-0 down to get anything against Chelsea. We give 2 goal leads away and pull 2 goal leads back, Never a dull moment with Saints. Certainly not for anyone with a dicky heart lol. There is a spirit and passion in this team and they wear the badge with pride. A few weeks ago we were bottom and in danger of being cast adrift. Now we control our destiny. It is down to what we do that will decide our fate. We know about pressure look at our run in during the second half of the season from div 1 when we got promoted. Look at the pressure last season and we responded. We can do this. One defeat in six away games at some point lawrenson may shut up about us not being able to get points away from home.
Oh do EFF off ...... non fan .
Shame on you, shame on you, you w@nkers with your earlier comments 0-50 mins. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Super Sir Rickie Lambert. Wtfin. Up the Saints.
What do you mean by that?
Thank you. I'd hate anyone to do this, because it'd be awful, but if anyone cut and pasted the following whenever he posted under either alter ego, he'd look a right_tit. So don't do it, please. The text not to paste is: --------------- Saintly..ah..sole signed off during the Chelsea match just before Bring back Branfoot came online. Odd coincidence. He calls Velleity "Valerie" in both signons and finally both saintly..ah..sole and BBB don't say, "rose tinted spectacles". They both say "rosé tinted spectacles". BBB did it in the Chelsea thread and ah..soul did it a day or two before. Saintly..ah..soul and Bring back Branfoot are the same person with two signons, without any shadow of a doubt. What a tragic life. ---------- So, please don't cut and paste that as a reply to their next hundred posts, please. That would be bullying a tedious little turdlet with so little in his life he has to have two identities. And that would be bad. Oh yes. So don't do it.
Yes, apologies, I scanned through quickly and picked up on your h/t angst which read something like: Rickie and Gaston on or Nigel off! But you're right, you shouldn't be included in that list. Sorry!
great result NA got it right! and no if we had started with RL , RC and GR. we may not have got even a draw !!!!! we would all have taken that result with both hands before kickoff.
If somebody were to ask Luke Shaw who he would prefer to have play in front of him I'm pretty sure he would say Lallana followed by Guly. Guly puts in such a shift to protect Shaw and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves.
Im allowed to say what I think about the game.I dont see managrs like Sir Alex starting important games like that and he's top of the table.
st bevois wrote…
Agree that to aim for 17th is poor ...... but does anyone know where Nigels' sights are set ? (except Saintlysoul of course as he knows everything)
Reckon Kent is one and the same too.. I've said from day one, the same witless charm.
ha ha ha ha"!!! lost at home to qpr and swansea!! and for you could nt even beat a crap chelsea ... getting yourselves all at it bless .. well that's what sleeping with your mum sister will do ...not to mention pony sex can't be healthy .. how many of you pony touchers ate tescos burgers eh.. ha ha gutted :)
If only I'd thought of that. Why didn't NA make us win 5-0? Three points and goal difference have got to be better than a 2-2 draw against the European champions, right? You're all SO stupid not to see that.
Quote from NA: "It was a big call to leave Rickie Lambert out, but we knew we would need an impact." Hard to argue with that.
john salako p1ssed me off tonight, it was all about chelsea and what they need to stay in the running, nothing about how well Saints were doing or that it was a valuable point for us, if you see him at St Mary's give a twatting or at least some abuse
If anyone is interested and doesn't know - Sky 2 - 1 hour highlights program scheduled in a mo at 10:30. And a good night to all!!
tangowebbedfootponyf iddler wrote…
Oi to$$er I refer you to my comments to blue white and dead..keep your envy in check hate filled skate and fück off and die with your $hit club and even worse city.
Of course you can say what you like ...... are you comparing Sir Alex Fergusons' pool of players with that of Nigels' ?
Go support ffing Manure then you clunk
I swear all the posters on here with Saint in their name like ospreysaint saintlyrsoul, norwegiansaint are all Skates. Thats how messed up this site is Ive had enough of it, all you do is slag people off on here, your probably all obese as well and bald.
up saints wrote…
True supporter, wll done for backing the boys!
In general, my post was somewhat tongue in cheek. No offence intended to genuin fans. I doubt many of us would have left SRL on the bench this evening; I certainly would have started with him. However, he's getting on a wee bit and we're expecting a lot of him. If he chugs on for an extra season because he's being used a little sparingly right now, Nigel's use of him will have been genius. Remember his first season with us? He was totally overplayed by Pards; every league match, every cup match. Result, burnout. It took a few matches into his second season before he recovered. He's two years older now, I don't think we can expect him to run the line for 38 Premier League matches. On reflection, regardless of the final score this evening, I think Nigel got it spot on - AGAIN!
Chaplow offers so much more than Guly and will run at people, sure he needs more control and touch but I like him and his commitment to the cause!!
Go away then.
See ya x
Strasbourg Saint wrote…
lol apology accepted ;-)
the food standards agency have just announced that 90% of people in the so post code area were found to have pony in the them ! ha ha ha ha ha
Cheers St.Bevois, watching the boys in red and thin white stripes now!
You cant be for real, if you understod anything about fotball you would know that when a newly promoted club holds the European champions to a draw after being 2 goals down i their own back yard that is a vry good result, had we have lost by one or two goals that would have still been a good result, but we did'nt
Off to do the ironing :) run along then...
Saints seem to have lost their fear of the PL and particularly giving far too much respect to opposition sides earlier in the season. Long may it last. It seems to me that NA has done very well in transforming an essentially Div 1/Championship squad into an outfit that can compete in the PL. It has been a big learning curve for the club bearing in mind very few if any of the staff or players had PL experience. The pace and energy we have in the two full backs is making a big difference but all the players seem to be stepping up to the plate and unlike some posters I do not have a big problem with Guly! Well done NA and NC for the campaign so far so good! Key game coming up (another one!).I get to about 6-8 away games a season – the Saints away support is awesome – marvellous to see – seems that way again tonight – total respect!
tweet from SImon Peach: Saints Team cost 50m.. same as Torres alone.
Whilst in the po area it was found they have 100% pony'n'trap
Please don't attack Bill, he's a nice bloke!
dare I say Luke's run and cross was the best since the days of Paine and Syders and I'm ecstatic Punch did it total justice.
Yea and you look like the bird in the cleo advert 'not'
Bedtime for you laddie...have you saved up 1000 coins in your piggy bank yet... ...wouldn't want you to miss out on collecting pompey stickers for your Panini League 2 2013/14 sticker book.
I can't get near £50m. Two 'expensives' with Gaston and Jay = £19m, then it's all low sums or free.
Just keep stealing from Iceland...not fishfingers though because that would make you a cannibal.
great result tonight NA got it spot on. just cant wait for the conspiracy theories about his comments to solent post match when asked if Forren had signed, he replied i dont know your asking the wrong person! shall i start it for all of you ? ok here we go, this can only mean that NA isnt talking to NC and has no say in who we sign, this must mean that NA will be out of the door before too long, infact if he gets 1 loss in a row he will be gone! either that or could be that NA spent the day sorting out the team and tactics for tonights game and then managing the team during the game. not sure if punch will stay though think he`s got his heart set on a move back to london, hope not and hope he`s around for a couple more years, and i never thought i would say that.
tangowebbedfootponyf iddler wrote…
That and eating doughnuts
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha try not to bite dirty pony touching scummer
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…
That's harsh. I've been well off the pies since the last home game.
I only go back as far as Tom Jenkins, Dan. 80% of the time, he used to put in a handy cross. Of course, some still have bruises from when his crosses didn't quite find the box. :)
warrens 76 wrote…
tangowebbedfootponyf iddler wrote…
Agreed...let's keep it clean...who are you guys playing next? (smirk)
swallow your pride and admit it...YOU WERE WRONG!!! :o)
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…
Yeah, well keep it up and it might show... and stick a rug on your head and you'll prove him wrong! Bloody Adkins, time he went!
Your ok Bill... I have "Saint" in my username.... How will I sleep tonight???... Oh that's right... With my Norwegian Girlfriend! :-) Goodnight Nicole23(stone)