Pochettino: We have to work on set-pieces

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

First published in Saints News

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Saints are good enough to stay in the Premier League this season.

The new boss, left, saw his team concede a 90th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at relegation rivals Wigan on Saturday in a game that Saints dominated and should have won.

Pochettino is still searching for his first win as Saints manager after two draws and a loss in his three matches.

Though their recent form has seen just three defeats in their last ten games in all competitions, Saints have also won only once in that time.

“It’s far too early to start talking about these problems and we will carry on playing this way and we will see later,” he said of any relegation threat.

“This team is good enough for this league.”

Pochettino did admit his frustration at not getting the win at Wigan as Saints conceded two goals from corners.

“I am frustrated the same as the rest of the boys because the team played a great match,” he reflected.

“The effort that the team put into it they deserved the victory.

“We could have had two victories and one draw (since he took charge).

“Work is what we’ve got to do.

“We will work on things during the week and in the future we have to work on set pieces.

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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7:47am Mon 4 Feb 13

West Cork Saiint says...

The ability is certainly there, I think having Adam back will make all the difference. Good luck lads and believe!
The ability is certainly there, I think having Adam back will make all the difference. Good luck lads and believe! West Cork Saiint
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8:08am Mon 4 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more!
It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more! OSPREYSAINT
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9:06am Mon 4 Feb 13

Bugney says...

We are certainly poor a set pieces
The amount of corners we gain
That are wasted by poor delivery
And no game plan is frustrating.
Good performance Saturday.
We are certainly poor a set pieces The amount of corners we gain That are wasted by poor delivery And no game plan is frustrating. Good performance Saturday. Bugney
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9:11am Mon 4 Feb 13

swisssaint86 says...

Why Isn't Veggard getting a game, is he injured?
I know it was an important game and maybe he(MP) didn't want to throw in an inexperienced premier league player but a full international should be able to adapt. I like Jos the Boss but he is not good enough
Why Isn't Veggard getting a game, is he injured? I know it was an important game and maybe he(MP) didn't want to throw in an inexperienced premier league player but a full international should be able to adapt. I like Jos the Boss but he is not good enough swisssaint86
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9:31am Mon 4 Feb 13

damoose says...

Veggard not match fit...Adkins had the zonal marking at corners not sure we should change that because the players were improving at it....played well again without getting the 3 points but at halftime we would of taken the point ...onwards and upwards ..set pieces and shooting drills all week then
Veggard not match fit...Adkins had the zonal marking at corners not sure we should change that because the players were improving at it....played well again without getting the 3 points but at halftime we would of taken the point ...onwards and upwards ..set pieces and shooting drills all week then damoose
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9:45am Mon 4 Feb 13

rednwhite72 says...

I think MP could of made a tactical sub after our second to waste a bit of time and shore things up a bit for the last few minutes. The boys again done really well and they are making it a pleasure to watch. Keep working boys,
I think MP could of made a tactical sub after our second to waste a bit of time and shore things up a bit for the last few minutes. The boys again done really well and they are making it a pleasure to watch. Keep working boys, rednwhite72
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9:52am Mon 4 Feb 13

magnette says...

Set piece defending: Put a player on each post and Schneiderlein and Cork patrol the area between the spot and the "D"; four players on the 6 yard box; one player as a wild card; one up front in the circle. Where ever the ball comes the 2 nearest players attack it, the rest hold position.
If they did that then they would have four more points out of the last 3 matches.

Establecer pieza defensor: Poner a un jugador en cada puesto y Cork Schneiderlein y el patrullaje de la zona comprendida entre el punto y la "D", cuatro jugadores en el área chica, un jugador como comodín, uno al frente en el círculo. Donde quiera que el balón pasa a los dos jugadores más cercanos atacarlo, el resto mantenga su posición.
Si lo hicieran, entonces tendría cuatro puntos más de los últimos 3 partidos.

Please!
Set piece defending: Put a player on each post and Schneiderlein and Cork patrol the area between the spot and the "D"; four players on the 6 yard box; one player as a wild card; one up front in the circle. Where ever the ball comes the 2 nearest players attack it, the rest hold position. If they did that then they would have four more points out of the last 3 matches. Establecer pieza defensor: Poner a un jugador en cada puesto y Cork Schneiderlein y el patrullaje de la zona comprendida entre el punto y la "D", cuatro jugadores en el área chica, un jugador como comodín, uno al frente en el círculo. Donde quiera que el balón pasa a los dos jugadores más cercanos atacarlo, el resto mantenga su posición. Si lo hicieran, entonces tendría cuatro puntos más de los últimos 3 partidos. Please! magnette
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10:10am Mon 4 Feb 13

50 Years A Supporter says...

Once again defensive lapses let us down and cost us points. If we don't stay up they will have cost us dear! Still cannot see why we didn't bring in a really strong central defender - Chris Samba springs to mind!!
Once again defensive lapses let us down and cost us points. If we don't stay up they will have cost us dear! Still cannot see why we didn't bring in a really strong central defender - Chris Samba springs to mind!! 50 Years A Supporter
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10:32am Mon 4 Feb 13

Saint Jinx says...

Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far!
Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far! Saint Jinx
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10:32am Mon 4 Feb 13

Saint Jinx says...

Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far!
Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far! Saint Jinx
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10:56am Mon 4 Feb 13

magnette says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far!
Si!
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far![/p][/quote]Si! magnette
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11:34am Mon 4 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

magnette wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far!
Si!
Maybe, but he has a point.

I'd also like (attacking and defending) to have a player lurking in the angle of the penalty area furthest from the corner. How often does a ball clear everyone or come off a head and clear the rest before heading towards the furthest touchline?

The 'lurker' could prepare to drop away from the box IF - and only if - the ball is likely to clear the box.

Either way, I'd get Mack down to Staplewood to scream VERY LOUDLY 'why are we cr4p at corners?'

That should sort it out, eh Mack?

Ole!
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: Magnette - that Spanish is worse than Pochettino's English - by far![/p][/quote]Si![/p][/quote]Maybe, but he has a point. I'd also like (attacking and defending) to have a player lurking in the angle of the penalty area furthest from the corner. How often does a ball clear everyone or come off a head and clear the rest before heading towards the furthest touchline? The 'lurker' could prepare to drop away from the box IF - and only if - the ball is likely to clear the box. Either way, I'd get Mack down to Staplewood to scream VERY LOUDLY 'why are we cr4p at corners?' That should sort it out, eh Mack? Ole! Strasbourg Saint
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11:58am Mon 4 Feb 13

Five Trophies Between Us says...

The best set piece in the PL this year.

Pochy lining up a in a 2nd rate
defender from Norway while Adkins was still waiting for the ref to blow his whistle.

Underhand and typical sneaky stuff from the Stripey's
The best set piece in the PL this year. Pochy lining up a in a 2nd rate defender from Norway while Adkins was still waiting for the ref to blow his whistle. Underhand and typical sneaky stuff from the Stripey's Five Trophies Between Us
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12:00pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SaintJD says...

Both goals conceded on Saturday seemed to me to be down to players getting a bit over busy - so at least we can't say they weren't down to lack of effort or commitment.

Maya thought he'd try to cut out the ball before it got to his marker instead of just sticking to the guy and competing and the players just followed the ball on the second instead of just concentrating on marking the men.

That sort of thing should be easy to fix.

Loving the way we're playing. My only concern is that we seem to be back to the 'playing really well, conceding silly goals' situation of the first few games.

But. And everyone has to appreciate this: it probably isn't a coincidence that we are currently playing the same teams we played during that initial start of season run.

So cause for optimism: we have competed with Man Utd, Everton and Arsenal as well if not better than at the start of the season and have looked able to hold our own in all but the Arsenal away game.

We have beaten, bar Wigan, all the teams around us, often with ease, and done OK, with a mixture of results, against the mid-table sides in most cases.

I think that says we are at worst good enough to stay in this division.
Both goals conceded on Saturday seemed to me to be down to players getting a bit over busy - so at least we can't say they weren't down to lack of effort or commitment. Maya thought he'd try to cut out the ball before it got to his marker instead of just sticking to the guy and competing and the players just followed the ball on the second instead of just concentrating on marking the men. That sort of thing should be easy to fix. Loving the way we're playing. My only concern is that we seem to be back to the 'playing really well, conceding silly goals' situation of the first few games. But. And everyone has to appreciate this: it probably isn't a coincidence that we are currently playing the same teams we played during that initial start of season run. So cause for optimism: we have competed with Man Utd, Everton and Arsenal as well if not better than at the start of the season and have looked able to hold our own in all but the Arsenal away game. We have beaten, bar Wigan, all the teams around us, often with ease, and done OK, with a mixture of results, against the mid-table sides in most cases. I think that says we are at worst good enough to stay in this division. SaintJD
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12:04pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SaintJD says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
The best set piece in the PL this year.

Pochy lining up a in a 2nd rate
defender from Norway while Adkins was still waiting for the ref to blow his whistle.

Underhand and typical sneaky stuff from the Stripey's
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[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: The best set piece in the PL this year. Pochy lining up a in a 2nd rate defender from Norway while Adkins was still waiting for the ref to blow his whistle. Underhand and typical sneaky stuff from the Stripey's[/p][/quote]Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Draw Draw Draw Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss SaintJD
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12:04pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SO50 Saint says...

Can't wait til the other 2 CBs are fully fit. Was starting to get convinced by Maya but i'm not anymore and Jos is a good squad player but nothing more than that.
Can't wait til the other 2 CBs are fully fit. Was starting to get convinced by Maya but i'm not anymore and Jos is a good squad player but nothing more than that. SO50 Saint
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12:09pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SaintJD says...

Anyone know when the cut off date is for a 10 point deduction to be held over to next season?

Clearly, any deduction for Pompey this term would be of little consequence as they are the bottom feeders of League 1, so surely it should carry over already?
Anyone know when the cut off date is for a 10 point deduction to be held over to next season? Clearly, any deduction for Pompey this term would be of little consequence as they are the bottom feeders of League 1, so surely it should carry over already? SaintJD
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12:20pm Mon 4 Feb 13

swesaint says...

magnette wrote:
Set piece defending: Put a player on each post and Schneiderlein and Cork patrol the area between the spot and the "D"; four players on the 6 yard box; one player as a wild card; one up front in the circle. Where ever the ball comes the 2 nearest players attack it, the rest hold position.
If they did that then they would have four more points out of the last 3 matches.

Establecer pieza defensor: Poner a un jugador en cada puesto y Cork Schneiderlein y el patrullaje de la zona comprendida entre el punto y la "D", cuatro jugadores en el área chica, un jugador como comodín, uno al frente en el círculo. Donde quiera que el balón pasa a los dos jugadores más cercanos atacarlo, el resto mantenga su posición.
Si lo hicieran, entonces tendría cuatro puntos más de los últimos 3 partidos.

Please!
Really, So you think if you take away the goal the rest of the matches would have played out completely identically? If you change one thing, everything after that changes so it is not as easy as to say defend one goal and we would have won.
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: Set piece defending: Put a player on each post and Schneiderlein and Cork patrol the area between the spot and the "D"; four players on the 6 yard box; one player as a wild card; one up front in the circle. Where ever the ball comes the 2 nearest players attack it, the rest hold position. If they did that then they would have four more points out of the last 3 matches. Establecer pieza defensor: Poner a un jugador en cada puesto y Cork Schneiderlein y el patrullaje de la zona comprendida entre el punto y la "D", cuatro jugadores en el área chica, un jugador como comodín, uno al frente en el círculo. Donde quiera que el balón pasa a los dos jugadores más cercanos atacarlo, el resto mantenga su posición. Si lo hicieran, entonces tendría cuatro puntos más de los últimos 3 partidos. Please![/p][/quote]Really, So you think if you take away the goal the rest of the matches would have played out completely identically? If you change one thing, everything after that changes so it is not as easy as to say defend one goal and we would have won. swesaint
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12:21pm Mon 4 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

Poor defending has cost us dear this season.Under NA we were gradually getting it right..MP is an ex international centre half so he should be able to get it sorted at the back.Jose Fonte getting injured was a big blow and that was compounded by not buying in or getting in on loan a premiership experienced centre back.Matthew Upson has gone out on loan until the end of the season.
I think it was really stupid bringing in the Norwegian guy when he is not match fit.Ok QPR have done it with Samba who is only meant to be 40 per cent match fit at the moment but at least he played at the weekend and helped the hoops keep a clean sheet.
The team are playing well at the moment but we are not winning enough games.the way Reading are playing and winning they will soon be overtaking us in the league.a case of deja vu.after what they did after xmas last season.
Next saturdays match v man city is now massive.we deserved at least a point against them at the start of this season and must get a least a point at home.i think they will be without Kompany so their defence will be vulnerable against the power of Lambo and the speed of Jay Rod.Hopefully Adam will start.I would put Ramirez on the bench.his miss on saturday v wigan cost us.he has been just treading water since Xmas and i dont think we will see the best of him until the weather gets warmer.he is like many latin american players a fairweather merchant.
COYR
Poor defending has cost us dear this season.Under NA we were gradually getting it right..MP is an ex international centre half so he should be able to get it sorted at the back.Jose Fonte getting injured was a big blow and that was compounded by not buying in or getting in on loan a premiership experienced centre back.Matthew Upson has gone out on loan until the end of the season. I think it was really stupid bringing in the Norwegian guy when he is not match fit.Ok QPR have done it with Samba who is only meant to be 40 per cent match fit at the moment but at least he played at the weekend and helped the hoops keep a clean sheet. The team are playing well at the moment but we are not winning enough games.the way Reading are playing and winning they will soon be overtaking us in the league.a case of deja vu.after what they did after xmas last season. Next saturdays match v man city is now massive.we deserved at least a point against them at the start of this season and must get a least a point at home.i think they will be without Kompany so their defence will be vulnerable against the power of Lambo and the speed of Jay Rod.Hopefully Adam will start.I would put Ramirez on the bench.his miss on saturday v wigan cost us.he has been just treading water since Xmas and i dont think we will see the best of him until the weather gets warmer.he is like many latin american players a fairweather merchant. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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12:43pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SaintJD says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
Poor defending has cost us dear this season.Under NA we were gradually getting it right..MP is an ex international centre half so he should be able to get it sorted at the back.Jose Fonte getting injured was a big blow and that was compounded by not buying in or getting in on loan a premiership experienced centre back.Matthew Upson has gone out on loan until the end of the season.
I think it was really stupid bringing in the Norwegian guy when he is not match fit.Ok QPR have done it with Samba who is only meant to be 40 per cent match fit at the moment but at least he played at the weekend and helped the hoops keep a clean sheet.
The team are playing well at the moment but we are not winning enough games.the way Reading are playing and winning they will soon be overtaking us in the league.a case of deja vu.after what they did after xmas last season.
Next saturdays match v man city is now massive.we deserved at least a point against them at the start of this season and must get a least a point at home.i think they will be without Kompany so their defence will be vulnerable against the power of Lambo and the speed of Jay Rod.Hopefully Adam will start.I would put Ramirez on the bench.his miss on saturday v wigan cost us.he has been just treading water since Xmas and i dont think we will see the best of him until the weather gets warmer.he is like many latin american players a fairweather merchant.
COYR
Understand your frustration with Forren not playing yet, but saying it was really stupid is very premature for a player who we've not even seen.

Luckily NC seems to have a long-term vision and that vision is longer term than the first couple of weeks.

Also, QPR are desperate to blood Samba for obvious reasons, not least his ridiculous fee and wages.

In contrast, Saints have been reasonably good defensively of late so there was no need to rush him in.

Upshot is there is no need to panic. I believe Forren and or Fonte will make us look a lot stronger when they are slotted in, and they aren't on £100,000 a week with get-out clauses written in.
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: Poor defending has cost us dear this season.Under NA we were gradually getting it right..MP is an ex international centre half so he should be able to get it sorted at the back.Jose Fonte getting injured was a big blow and that was compounded by not buying in or getting in on loan a premiership experienced centre back.Matthew Upson has gone out on loan until the end of the season. I think it was really stupid bringing in the Norwegian guy when he is not match fit.Ok QPR have done it with Samba who is only meant to be 40 per cent match fit at the moment but at least he played at the weekend and helped the hoops keep a clean sheet. The team are playing well at the moment but we are not winning enough games.the way Reading are playing and winning they will soon be overtaking us in the league.a case of deja vu.after what they did after xmas last season. Next saturdays match v man city is now massive.we deserved at least a point against them at the start of this season and must get a least a point at home.i think they will be without Kompany so their defence will be vulnerable against the power of Lambo and the speed of Jay Rod.Hopefully Adam will start.I would put Ramirez on the bench.his miss on saturday v wigan cost us.he has been just treading water since Xmas and i dont think we will see the best of him until the weather gets warmer.he is like many latin american players a fairweather merchant. COYR[/p][/quote]Understand your frustration with Forren not playing yet, but saying it was really stupid is very premature for a player who we've not even seen. Luckily NC seems to have a long-term vision and that vision is longer term than the first couple of weeks. Also, QPR are desperate to blood Samba for obvious reasons, not least his ridiculous fee and wages. In contrast, Saints have been reasonably good defensively of late so there was no need to rush him in. Upshot is there is no need to panic. I believe Forren and or Fonte will make us look a lot stronger when they are slotted in, and they aren't on £100,000 a week with get-out clauses written in. SaintJD
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12:49pm Mon 4 Feb 13

st1halo says...

SaintJD wrote:
Anyone know when the cut off date is for a 10 point deduction to be held over to next season?

Clearly, any deduction for Pompey this term would be of little consequence as they are the bottom feeders of League 1, so surely it should carry over already?
I don't think there is a cut off date JD. As far as I'm aware if they are relegated naturally then the 10 point deduction goes with them into the next league.
However the FA have already said that they may be thrown out of the league if administration goes beyond a year.

Sad, ain't it! Hee Hee!

STID
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Anyone know when the cut off date is for a 10 point deduction to be held over to next season? Clearly, any deduction for Pompey this term would be of little consequence as they are the bottom feeders of League 1, so surely it should carry over already?[/p][/quote]I don't think there is a cut off date JD. As far as I'm aware if they are relegated naturally then the 10 point deduction goes with them into the next league. However the FA have already said that they may be thrown out of the league if administration goes beyond a year. Sad, ain't it! Hee Hee! STID st1halo
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12:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

rocketone says...

The bottom three is made up of teams who were in the Prem last season.
Makes a mockery of all the idiots who keep asking why we didn't buy players with Prem experience.
Good players are always just that, Spider has to be the most improved player at Saints and Punch gets all the headlines.
I can easily go through the squad and point out which games they better than expected. A lot of posters wanted multiple signings and new management. They got one part of that, and he looked at the squad and said it may well be good enough.
Forren was on a midseason break and needs Prem fitness, a step up from his previous standard.
After the internationals this week expect a higher level of fitness all round for Saints, the training has been changing and new demands are being made.
The bottom three is made up of teams who were in the Prem last season. Makes a mockery of all the idiots who keep asking why we didn't buy players with Prem experience. Good players are always just that, Spider has to be the most improved player at Saints and Punch gets all the headlines. I can easily go through the squad and point out which games they better than expected. A lot of posters wanted multiple signings and new management. They got one part of that, and he looked at the squad and said it may well be good enough. Forren was on a midseason break and needs Prem fitness, a step up from his previous standard. After the internationals this week expect a higher level of fitness all round for Saints, the training has been changing and new demands are being made. rocketone
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1:14pm Mon 4 Feb 13

st1halo says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more!
Here's what I said yesterday:

Our weakness is set pieces, both offensive and defensive, if we had those right we would have anihilated Wigan yesterday.

Isn't it reassuring to have a manager who sees what we see.


STID and loving it!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more![/p][/quote]Here's what I said yesterday: Our weakness is set pieces, both offensive and defensive, if we had those right we would have anihilated Wigan yesterday. Isn't it reassuring to have a manager who sees what we see. STID and loving it! st1halo
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1:17pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SFCSaint says...

st1halo wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more!
Here's what I said yesterday:

Our weakness is set pieces, both offensive and defensive, if we had those right we would have anihilated Wigan yesterday.

Isn't it reassuring to have a manager who sees what we see.


STID and loving it!
not really he hasnt won a game?
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more![/p][/quote]Here's what I said yesterday: Our weakness is set pieces, both offensive and defensive, if we had those right we would have anihilated Wigan yesterday. Isn't it reassuring to have a manager who sees what we see. STID and loving it![/p][/quote]not really he hasnt won a game? SFCSaint
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1:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SO50 Saint says...

I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :)

Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all
I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :) Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all SO50 Saint
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1:37pm Mon 4 Feb 13

right back in the bar says...

You would think that the 6 wins we need will come from games against WBA, Stoke, QPR, and WHU at home and Norwich and Reading away. But with Jos Hooiveld in the team we will continue concede goals and throw away points. Maya was looking a handy centre half until he got paired up with the hapless Dutchman who is so wayward he completely undermines confidence of those playing around him. Fonte's return cannot come soon enough.
You would think that the 6 wins we need will come from games against WBA, Stoke, QPR, and WHU at home and Norwich and Reading away. But with Jos Hooiveld in the team we will continue concede goals and throw away points. Maya was looking a handy centre half until he got paired up with the hapless Dutchman who is so wayward he completely undermines confidence of those playing around him. Fonte's return cannot come soon enough. right back in the bar
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1:41pm Mon 4 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

SaintJD wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
Poor defending has cost us dear this season.Under NA we were gradually getting it right..MP is an ex international centre half so he should be able to get it sorted at the back.Jose Fonte getting injured was a big blow and that was compounded by not buying in or getting in on loan a premiership experienced centre back.Matthew Upson has gone out on loan until the end of the season.
I think it was really stupid bringing in the Norwegian guy when he is not match fit.Ok QPR have done it with Samba who is only meant to be 40 per cent match fit at the moment but at least he played at the weekend and helped the hoops keep a clean sheet.
The team are playing well at the moment but we are not winning enough games.the way Reading are playing and winning they will soon be overtaking us in the league.a case of deja vu.after what they did after xmas last season.
Next saturdays match v man city is now massive.we deserved at least a point against them at the start of this season and must get a least a point at home.i think they will be without Kompany so their defence will be vulnerable against the power of Lambo and the speed of Jay Rod.Hopefully Adam will start.I would put Ramirez on the bench.his miss on saturday v wigan cost us.he has been just treading water since Xmas and i dont think we will see the best of him until the weather gets warmer.he is like many latin american players a fairweather merchant.
COYR
Understand your frustration with Forren not playing yet, but saying it was really stupid is very premature for a player who we've not even seen.

Luckily NC seems to have a long-term vision and that vision is longer term than the first couple of weeks.

Also, QPR are desperate to blood Samba for obvious reasons, not least his ridiculous fee and wages.

In contrast, Saints have been reasonably good defensively of late so there was no need to rush him in.

Upshot is there is no need to panic. I believe Forren and or Fonte will make us look a lot stronger when they are slotted in, and they aren't on £100,000 a week with get-out clauses written in.
I am sure that Forren will be a good addition to the squad but with Fonte injured,Dan Seaborne loaned out and as far as i am aware Aaron Martin not even being given a squad number we are lacking at the back big time at the moment.Yoshida is a plucky player and has done well for us but i think JOS H has been found out at this level.i Am not saying we should not have bought Forren what i am saying is that we should have got him in earlier and bought or loaned in a centre back with proven premiership ability.as well.
At the end of the day if Forren is half as good as Claus Lund. was for us then i will be more than happy.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: Poor defending has cost us dear this season.Under NA we were gradually getting it right..MP is an ex international centre half so he should be able to get it sorted at the back.Jose Fonte getting injured was a big blow and that was compounded by not buying in or getting in on loan a premiership experienced centre back.Matthew Upson has gone out on loan until the end of the season. I think it was really stupid bringing in the Norwegian guy when he is not match fit.Ok QPR have done it with Samba who is only meant to be 40 per cent match fit at the moment but at least he played at the weekend and helped the hoops keep a clean sheet. The team are playing well at the moment but we are not winning enough games.the way Reading are playing and winning they will soon be overtaking us in the league.a case of deja vu.after what they did after xmas last season. Next saturdays match v man city is now massive.we deserved at least a point against them at the start of this season and must get a least a point at home.i think they will be without Kompany so their defence will be vulnerable against the power of Lambo and the speed of Jay Rod.Hopefully Adam will start.I would put Ramirez on the bench.his miss on saturday v wigan cost us.he has been just treading water since Xmas and i dont think we will see the best of him until the weather gets warmer.he is like many latin american players a fairweather merchant. COYR[/p][/quote]Understand your frustration with Forren not playing yet, but saying it was really stupid is very premature for a player who we've not even seen. Luckily NC seems to have a long-term vision and that vision is longer term than the first couple of weeks. Also, QPR are desperate to blood Samba for obvious reasons, not least his ridiculous fee and wages. In contrast, Saints have been reasonably good defensively of late so there was no need to rush him in. Upshot is there is no need to panic. I believe Forren and or Fonte will make us look a lot stronger when they are slotted in, and they aren't on £100,000 a week with get-out clauses written in.[/p][/quote]I am sure that Forren will be a good addition to the squad but with Fonte injured,Dan Seaborne loaned out and as far as i am aware Aaron Martin not even being given a squad number we are lacking at the back big time at the moment.Yoshida is a plucky player and has done well for us but i think JOS H has been found out at this level.i Am not saying we should not have bought Forren what i am saying is that we should have got him in earlier and bought or loaned in a centre back with proven premiership ability.as well. At the end of the day if Forren is half as good as Claus Lund. was for us then i will be more than happy. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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1:47pm Mon 4 Feb 13

st1halo says...

SFCSaint wrote:
st1halo wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more!
Here's what I said yesterday:

Our weakness is set pieces, both offensive and defensive, if we had those right we would have anihilated Wigan yesterday.

Isn't it reassuring to have a manager who sees what we see.


STID and loving it!
not really he hasnt won a game?
Yeah you're right! He should have 9 points bagged by now shouldn't we?


STID
[quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: It is a bit odd that MoPo says less than NA, but tells you more![/p][/quote]Here's what I said yesterday: Our weakness is set pieces, both offensive and defensive, if we had those right we would have anihilated Wigan yesterday. Isn't it reassuring to have a manager who sees what we see. STID and loving it![/p][/quote]not really he hasnt won a game?[/p][/quote]Yeah you're right! He should have 9 points bagged by now shouldn't we? STID st1halo
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2:20pm Mon 4 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

rocketone wrote:
The bottom three is made up of teams who were in the Prem last season.
Makes a mockery of all the idiots who keep asking why we didn't buy players with Prem experience.
Good players are always just that, Spider has to be the most improved player at Saints and Punch gets all the headlines.
I can easily go through the squad and point out which games they better than expected. A lot of posters wanted multiple signings and new management. They got one part of that, and he looked at the squad and said it may well be good enough.
Forren was on a midseason break and needs Prem fitness, a step up from his previous standard.
After the internationals this week expect a higher level of fitness all round for Saints, the training has been changing and new demands are being made.
Apart from Kelvin Davies who had a season in the prem with Sunderland and got relegated our squad were all premiership virgins back in august.so considering that we have done brilliant.I maintain we could have done even better if we had brought in a couple of players of proven premiership quality.Lawrie Mac our most succesful manager in the top flight knew that the way forward was with home grown talent blended in with established proven top flight players.mind you he even got it wrong in his first season when from the heady heights of 7th he got the club relegated.And talking of relegation the 3 teams that went down last season have all found that the championship is no cakewalk..of the 3 teams that came up last season premiership expereience wise we were the most lacking.
The players who have flourished this season are Adam,Lambo,Spider,Co
rky,and young luke the drifter shaw.Punch has done great and deserves a new deal but does NC still hold a grudge against him.We have the makings of a great side but i feel that if we go down even if the squad isn't broken up we will have no divine right to come straight back up.
2 points from 9 does not reflect the high quality of football that we have played so far under MP.If it is 2 out of 12 on saturday night then we will be floundering.SO MP GET YOUR FIRST WIN AS SAINTS MANAGER VERSUS MAN CITY. COYR
[quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: The bottom three is made up of teams who were in the Prem last season. Makes a mockery of all the idiots who keep asking why we didn't buy players with Prem experience. Good players are always just that, Spider has to be the most improved player at Saints and Punch gets all the headlines. I can easily go through the squad and point out which games they better than expected. A lot of posters wanted multiple signings and new management. They got one part of that, and he looked at the squad and said it may well be good enough. Forren was on a midseason break and needs Prem fitness, a step up from his previous standard. After the internationals this week expect a higher level of fitness all round for Saints, the training has been changing and new demands are being made.[/p][/quote]Apart from Kelvin Davies who had a season in the prem with Sunderland and got relegated our squad were all premiership virgins back in august.so considering that we have done brilliant.I maintain we could have done even better if we had brought in a couple of players of proven premiership quality.Lawrie Mac our most succesful manager in the top flight knew that the way forward was with home grown talent blended in with established proven top flight players.mind you he even got it wrong in his first season when from the heady heights of 7th he got the club relegated.And talking of relegation the 3 teams that went down last season have all found that the championship is no cakewalk..of the 3 teams that came up last season premiership expereience wise we were the most lacking. The players who have flourished this season are Adam,Lambo,Spider,Co rky,and young luke the drifter shaw.Punch has done great and deserves a new deal but does NC still hold a grudge against him.We have the makings of a great side but i feel that if we go down even if the squad isn't broken up we will have no divine right to come straight back up. 2 points from 9 does not reflect the high quality of football that we have played so far under MP.If it is 2 out of 12 on saturday night then we will be floundering.SO MP GET YOUR FIRST WIN AS SAINTS MANAGER VERSUS MAN CITY. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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2:27pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Alicesdad says...

I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see.

BUT ..

WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN.

I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried.

Can we be a little more optimistic please !!
I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see. BUT .. WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN. I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried. Can we be a little more optimistic please !! Alicesdad
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2:42pm Mon 4 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see.

BUT ..

WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN.

I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried.

Can we be a little more optimistic please !!
Good enough to draw a few but apart from 1-0 against villa we haven't won any of late.at the end of the day there have been many a side considered too good to go down who have still dropped.i can see it now in the tea leaves 3 points needed to stay up so we got to beat stoke on the last day of the season.EX porpoisemouth keeper begovic plays a blinder.Lambo misses a penalty then ex saints Kenwyne Jones combines with ex saints and poirpoisemouth legend peter picture of a matchstickman crouch whose header is helped over the line by Forren whose first goal for saints is an own goal.not so much of a dream as a nightmare.1-0 to the visitors who have committed daylight robbery.
COYR
PS all our relegation rivals drop points on the last day of season too so we stay up on goal difference.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see. BUT .. WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN. I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried. Can we be a little more optimistic please !![/p][/quote]Good enough to draw a few but apart from 1-0 against villa we haven't won any of late.at the end of the day there have been many a side considered too good to go down who have still dropped.i can see it now in the tea leaves 3 points needed to stay up so we got to beat stoke on the last day of the season.EX porpoisemouth keeper begovic plays a blinder.Lambo misses a penalty then ex saints Kenwyne Jones combines with ex saints and poirpoisemouth legend peter picture of a matchstickman crouch whose header is helped over the line by Forren whose first goal for saints is an own goal.not so much of a dream as a nightmare.1-0 to the visitors who have committed daylight robbery. COYR PS all our relegation rivals drop points on the last day of season too so we stay up on goal difference. CB FRY LIVES
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2:59pm Mon 4 Feb 13

saintkenny says...

50 Years A Supporter wrote:
Once again defensive lapses let us down and cost us points. If we don't stay up they will have cost us dear! Still cannot see why we didn't bring in a really strong central defender - Chris Samba springs to mind!!
yeah rite ,well we dont have a owner who is willing to pay 100.000 a week and thank god we dont .but he did leave it late to axe nigel .it gave maurico 10 days up to the window to look at the squad and make assetmants .not enough time is it think about it .but last 13 games we have picked up 16 points.and if we follow this up we will end up with 40 .no team as ever been relegated with 38 teams with 40 points .so the team as shown its good enough over the last 20 games they have picked up 20 ,in reality after a poor start 10 games with 4 points .they have been good enough 23 points since ,we will not be relegated in may
[quote][p][bold]50 Years A Supporter[/bold] wrote: Once again defensive lapses let us down and cost us points. If we don't stay up they will have cost us dear! Still cannot see why we didn't bring in a really strong central defender - Chris Samba springs to mind!![/p][/quote]yeah rite ,well we dont have a owner who is willing to pay 100.000 a week and thank god we dont .but he did leave it late to axe nigel .it gave maurico 10 days up to the window to look at the squad and make assetmants .not enough time is it think about it .but last 13 games we have picked up 16 points.and if we follow this up we will end up with 40 .no team as ever been relegated with 38 teams with 40 points .so the team as shown its good enough over the last 20 games they have picked up 20 ,in reality after a poor start 10 games with 4 points .they have been good enough 23 points since ,we will not be relegated in may saintkenny
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3:05pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Itchin' My Kingsland says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
I think MP could of made a tactical sub after our second to waste a bit of time and shore things up a bit for the last few minutes. The boys again done really well and they are making it a pleasure to watch. Keep working boys,
would've been possible if he were allowed four subs - keep up dear!
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I think MP could of made a tactical sub after our second to waste a bit of time and shore things up a bit for the last few minutes. The boys again done really well and they are making it a pleasure to watch. Keep working boys,[/p][/quote]would've been possible if he were allowed four subs - keep up dear! Itchin' My Kingsland
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3:11pm Mon 4 Feb 13

saintkenny says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see.

BUT ..

WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN.

I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried.

Can we be a little more optimistic please !!
Good enough to draw a few but apart from 1-0 against villa we haven't won any of late.at the end of the day there have been many a side considered too good to go down who have still dropped.i can see it now in the tea leaves 3 points needed to stay up so we got to beat stoke on the last day of the season.EX porpoisemouth keeper begovic plays a blinder.Lambo misses a penalty then ex saints Kenwyne Jones combines with ex saints and poirpoisemouth legend peter picture of a matchstickman crouch whose header is helped over the line by Forren whose first goal for saints is an own goal.not so much of a dream as a nightmare.1-0 to the visitors who have committed daylight robbery.
COYR
PS all our relegation rivals drop points on the last day of season too so we stay up on goal difference.
yes but inspite last 13 games we have picked up more points than those underneath us .the only one is close is reading .at the moment the form is saying wigan villa in qpr .wigan have the better run in out of the 3 ,but if they dont improve at home they have only won 2 and lost 7 .they will be relegated.they have to beat qpr and villa in reading or i think there gone
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see. BUT .. WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN. I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried. Can we be a little more optimistic please !![/p][/quote]Good enough to draw a few but apart from 1-0 against villa we haven't won any of late.at the end of the day there have been many a side considered too good to go down who have still dropped.i can see it now in the tea leaves 3 points needed to stay up so we got to beat stoke on the last day of the season.EX porpoisemouth keeper begovic plays a blinder.Lambo misses a penalty then ex saints Kenwyne Jones combines with ex saints and poirpoisemouth legend peter picture of a matchstickman crouch whose header is helped over the line by Forren whose first goal for saints is an own goal.not so much of a dream as a nightmare.1-0 to the visitors who have committed daylight robbery. COYR PS all our relegation rivals drop points on the last day of season too so we stay up on goal difference.[/p][/quote]yes but inspite last 13 games we have picked up more points than those underneath us .the only one is close is reading .at the moment the form is saying wigan villa in qpr .wigan have the better run in out of the 3 ,but if they dont improve at home they have only won 2 and lost 7 .they will be relegated.they have to beat qpr and villa in reading or i think there gone saintkenny
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3:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

saintkenny says...

SaintJD wrote:
Anyone know when the cut off date is for a 10 point deduction to be held over to next season?

Clearly, any deduction for Pompey this term would be of little consequence as they are the bottom feeders of League 1, so surely it should carry over already?
they are allowed to stay in admin till august but next season if stiil in admin at end of this season .will incur a 25 point deduction for the new season .so its up to them .they need to get out of it this season.but i dont think they will .probably go pop and about time
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Anyone know when the cut off date is for a 10 point deduction to be held over to next season? Clearly, any deduction for Pompey this term would be of little consequence as they are the bottom feeders of League 1, so surely it should carry over already?[/p][/quote]they are allowed to stay in admin till august but next season if stiil in admin at end of this season .will incur a 25 point deduction for the new season .so its up to them .they need to get out of it this season.but i dont think they will .probably go pop and about time saintkenny
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3:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

saintkenny wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see.

BUT ..

WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN.

I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried.

Can we be a little more optimistic please !!
Good enough to draw a few but apart from 1-0 against villa we haven't won any of late.at the end of the day there have been many a side considered too good to go down who have still dropped.i can see it now in the tea leaves 3 points needed to stay up so we got to beat stoke on the last day of the season.EX porpoisemouth keeper begovic plays a blinder.Lambo misses a penalty then ex saints Kenwyne Jones combines with ex saints and poirpoisemouth legend peter picture of a matchstickman crouch whose header is helped over the line by Forren whose first goal for saints is an own goal.not so much of a dream as a nightmare.1-0 to the visitors who have committed daylight robbery.
COYR
PS all our relegation rivals drop points on the last day of season too so we stay up on goal difference.
yes but inspite last 13 games we have picked up more points than those underneath us .the only one is close is reading .at the moment the form is saying wigan villa in qpr .wigan have the better run in out of the 3 ,but if they dont improve at home they have only won 2 and lost 7 .they will be relegated.they have to beat qpr and villa in reading or i think there gone
good call.i expect wigan,villa and qpr to go down.and norwich to drop down the table too and be involved in the relegation ding dong.especially after we beat them at carrow road.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea if Forren is any good, we shall see. BUT .. WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT GOING DOWN - IT WON'T HAPPEN. I am certain that the existing squad is good enough to win five games at least before the end of the season and we'll probably draw a few as well. So on that score I'm not really worried. Can we be a little more optimistic please !![/p][/quote]Good enough to draw a few but apart from 1-0 against villa we haven't won any of late.at the end of the day there have been many a side considered too good to go down who have still dropped.i can see it now in the tea leaves 3 points needed to stay up so we got to beat stoke on the last day of the season.EX porpoisemouth keeper begovic plays a blinder.Lambo misses a penalty then ex saints Kenwyne Jones combines with ex saints and poirpoisemouth legend peter picture of a matchstickman crouch whose header is helped over the line by Forren whose first goal for saints is an own goal.not so much of a dream as a nightmare.1-0 to the visitors who have committed daylight robbery. COYR PS all our relegation rivals drop points on the last day of season too so we stay up on goal difference.[/p][/quote]yes but inspite last 13 games we have picked up more points than those underneath us .the only one is close is reading .at the moment the form is saying wigan villa in qpr .wigan have the better run in out of the 3 ,but if they dont improve at home they have only won 2 and lost 7 .they will be relegated.they have to beat qpr and villa in reading or i think there gone[/p][/quote]good call.i expect wigan,villa and qpr to go down.and norwich to drop down the table too and be involved in the relegation ding dong.especially after we beat them at carrow road. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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3:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SO50 Saint says...

Talking of Norwich anyone any idea of ticket prices? I've seen some teams have been charged £45 definitely fancy going to that one
Talking of Norwich anyone any idea of ticket prices? I've seen some teams have been charged £45 definitely fancy going to that one SO50 Saint
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7:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

memush says...

Doctor P needs to cure this illness that Saints have called "last minute itis".
We have dropped too many points through conceeding a goal in the last minute.
Doctor P needs to cure this illness that Saints have called "last minute itis". We have dropped too many points through conceeding a goal in the last minute. memush
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7:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

rocketone says...

Looking forward to the MCFC game.
I think we will give them a hell of a shock with our pressing game.
It has never been easy being a Saints supporter, never boring either!
I hope Ricky doesn't get called into the England squad, keep him training with Punch and Adam so on Sat they have it all worked out!
Looking forward to the MCFC game. I think we will give them a hell of a shock with our pressing game. It has never been easy being a Saints supporter, never boring either! I hope Ricky doesn't get called into the England squad, keep him training with Punch and Adam so on Sat they have it all worked out! rocketone
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8:08pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Mate we want some net busters or good by the Prem!
Mate we want some net busters or good by the Prem! Fatty x Ford Worker
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8:10pm Mon 4 Feb 13

saintbobby says...

magnette wrote:
Set piece defending: Put a player on each post and Schneiderlein and Cork patrol the area between the spot and the "D"; four players on the 6 yard box; one player as a wild card; one up front in the circle. Where ever the ball comes the 2 nearest players attack it, the rest hold position.
If they did that then they would have four more points out of the last 3 matches.

Establecer pieza defensor: Poner a un jugador en cada puesto y Cork Schneiderlein y el patrullaje de la zona comprendida entre el punto y la "D", cuatro jugadores en el área chica, un jugador como comodín, uno al frente en el círculo. Donde quiera que el balón pasa a los dos jugadores más cercanos atacarlo, el resto mantenga su posición.
Si lo hicieran, entonces tendría cuatro puntos más de los últimos 3 partidos.

Please!
Sehr gut. Auch kann ich Deutsch sprechen aber kann ich sie ncht verstehen.

Hey chaps, all I am saying is I did not understand this - Spanish?
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: Set piece defending: Put a player on each post and Schneiderlein and Cork patrol the area between the spot and the "D"; four players on the 6 yard box; one player as a wild card; one up front in the circle. Where ever the ball comes the 2 nearest players attack it, the rest hold position. If they did that then they would have four more points out of the last 3 matches. Establecer pieza defensor: Poner a un jugador en cada puesto y Cork Schneiderlein y el patrullaje de la zona comprendida entre el punto y la "D", cuatro jugadores en el área chica, un jugador como comodín, uno al frente en el círculo. Donde quiera que el balón pasa a los dos jugadores más cercanos atacarlo, el resto mantenga su posición. Si lo hicieran, entonces tendría cuatro puntos más de los últimos 3 partidos. Please![/p][/quote]Sehr gut. Auch kann ich Deutsch sprechen aber kann ich sie ncht verstehen. Hey chaps, all I am saying is I did not understand this - Spanish? saintbobby
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4:38am Tue 5 Feb 13

petethephantom says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :)

Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all
g'day all
I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on...

B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive

C O Y R
from sydney australia
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :) Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all[/p][/quote]g'day all I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on... B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive C O Y R from sydney australia petethephantom
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4:38am Tue 5 Feb 13

petethephantom says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :)

Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all
g'day all
I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on...

B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive

C O Y R
from sydney australia
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :) Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all[/p][/quote]g'day all I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on... B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive C O Y R from sydney australia petethephantom
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4:38am Tue 5 Feb 13

petethephantom says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :)

Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all
g'day all
I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on...

B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive

C O Y R
from sydney australia
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :) Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all[/p][/quote]g'day all I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on... B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive C O Y R from sydney australia petethephantom
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4:41am Tue 5 Feb 13

petethephantom says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :)

Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all
g'day all
I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on...

B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive

C O Y R
from sydney australia
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: I agree SFC as under Adkins we would have DEFINITLEY won those games. :) Some people need to stop going on about what happened it's done and in the past and if people can't see that this club is progressing than that's there bad luck. Second half again we were fantastic should have been out of sight but we weren't and sloppy defending cost us again. I'll be honest still not convinced by Yoshida at all[/p][/quote]g'day all I agree with the Yoshida comment above but even thou I thought NA was doing a great job, he has gone and we and the club must move on... B4 a ball was kicked in anger this season, everbody including the local cats and dogs would hope that we could get a point this weekend at the least... for me that hasn't changed, the following 2 games newcastle away, and QPR home are more season definning games in which if we get all 6 points then we will survive C O Y R from sydney australia petethephantom
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2:59pm Tue 5 Feb 13

lowe esteem says...

Sorry, I've been to sleep.
Weeks ago, our esteemed Manager was saying we're staying up, and all the doubting Thomas Uptons were gradually convinced and turned around and awake to this fact.
Then we play the top sides, get plaudits from top managers -and Alan Hansen!- about our performances etc and then we drop points against relegation rivals-through complacency?-after the Lord Mayors show again? Have we been here before? Better get up that ladder before those snakes start doubting and undermining the manager again.
Sorry, I've been to sleep. Weeks ago, our esteemed Manager was saying we're staying up, and all the doubting Thomas Uptons were gradually convinced and turned around and awake to this fact. Then we play the top sides, get plaudits from top managers -and Alan Hansen!- about our performances etc and then we drop points against relegation rivals-through complacency?-after the Lord Mayors show again? Have we been here before? Better get up that ladder before those snakes start doubting and undermining the manager again. lowe esteem
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