Pards fires up Newcastle to beat Saints

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

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Alan Pardew says he “won’t be pulling any punches” in the Newcastle dressing room as tries to fire up his players to beat Saints.

The former St Mary’s boss, sacked in 2010, saw the Magpies defeated earlier this season when he had the first chance to try to get one over his former employers.

Now back at St James’ Park for tomorrow’s game there is no doubting his desire for victory.

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He said: “It’s going to be dear to my heart to win this game, trust me, so I won’t be pulling any punches in my dressing room.

“But that’s easier said than done. Southampton have definitely picked up and they play a high pressing game which we are going to have to combat.

“He [Pochettino] has had a good start. There are some good players there and I am looking forward to seeing them. They got the result over us the last time and they thoroughly deserved it, so we need to perform a lot better than we did at their place.”

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7:17am Sat 23 Feb 13

ghk230473 says...

We turned them over convincingly at st Mary's, of course the old cad wants revenge!
We turned them over convincingly at st Mary's, of course the old cad wants revenge! ghk230473
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7:26am Sat 23 Feb 13

StevieSteve says...

4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense
4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense StevieSteve
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7:32am Sat 23 Feb 13

warrens 76 says...

I guarantee one thing ..
it's brass monkey weather up there...
Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see...

I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said
"no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park"....

..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..
I guarantee one thing .. it's brass monkey weather up there... Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see... I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said "no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park".... ..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about.. warrens 76
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8:53am Sat 23 Feb 13

RedArmy1 says...

LET'S WIND THIS UP A NOTCH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

As posted before - Expecting Fireworks and a SAINTS WIN.

RED ARMY. WE FIGHT. WE WIN.
LET'S WIND THIS UP A NOTCH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. As posted before - Expecting Fireworks and a SAINTS WIN. RED ARMY. WE FIGHT. WE WIN. RedArmy1
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9:17am Sat 23 Feb 13

Confucious says...

My in-depth analysis is as follows:

If we win tomorrow and our bubble gets bigger still, it will be clear that Nicola's decision to fire Adkins, who wasn't really up to Prem standard and appoint the young genius Mauricio was wise, timely and welcome.

If we lose tomorrow and our bubble bursts, it will be indisputable that Cortese's decision to axe Nigel (who's brilliant track record was unsurpassed) and appoint the inexperienced upstart Pochettino, was stupid, badly timed and rightly frowned upon.

If we draw tomorrow and our bubble stays the same, it will be manifest that the jury is still out on Nicola Cortese's decision to dismiss Nigel Adkins and appoint Mauricio Pochettino.

I've only come to this conclusion after a lot of thought so very I'm confident it's correct - though no doubt there'll be some on here who will differ.
My in-depth analysis is as follows: If we win tomorrow and our bubble gets bigger still, it will be clear that Nicola's decision to fire Adkins, who wasn't really up to Prem standard and appoint the young genius Mauricio was wise, timely and welcome. If we lose tomorrow and our bubble bursts, it will be indisputable that Cortese's decision to axe Nigel (who's brilliant track record was unsurpassed) and appoint the inexperienced upstart Pochettino, was stupid, badly timed and rightly frowned upon. If we draw tomorrow and our bubble stays the same, it will be manifest that the jury is still out on Nicola Cortese's decision to dismiss Nigel Adkins and appoint Mauricio Pochettino. I've only come to this conclusion after a lot of thought so very I'm confident it's correct - though no doubt there'll be some on here who will differ. Confucious
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9:33am Sat 23 Feb 13

Confucious says...

Charming though they can be at times, those Geordies are nonetheless a bit thick.

If our team played in black & white stripes we would call them the zebras and not magpies.
Charming though they can be at times, those Geordies are nonetheless a bit thick. If our team played in black & white stripes we would call them the zebras and not magpies. Confucious
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9:56am Sat 23 Feb 13

saintysaintsaint says...

They couldn't handle us going forward before, now we're a lot better at it. Newky haven't improved defensively, can't see this being anything but a saints win.
They couldn't handle us going forward before, now we're a lot better at it. Newky haven't improved defensively, can't see this being anything but a saints win. saintysaintsaint
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10:08am Sat 23 Feb 13

Dave Juson says...

Alas Confucius, there is evidence to the contrary. Back in 1893, when black and white uniformed Freemantle defeated St Mary’s in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final, and briefly threatened St Mary’s local hegemony, they were popularly known as “the Magpies”.
That said, there’s no way of proving that had Freemantle become Southampton FC, rather than the Saints, that “the Zebras” would not have caught on.
Alas Confucius, there is evidence to the contrary. Back in 1893, when black and white uniformed Freemantle defeated St Mary’s in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final, and briefly threatened St Mary’s local hegemony, they were popularly known as “the Magpies”. That said, there’s no way of proving that had Freemantle become Southampton FC, rather than the Saints, that “the Zebras” would not have caught on. Dave Juson
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10:10am Sat 23 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

StevieSteve wrote:
4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense
With you here 4-0 Saints...
the pace and accuracy is getting better every game and Toon do not like hassling teams that make them work.. none of Pards teams do.
I honestly think Pards is really scared of total embarrassment. I can here his old knees knocking and it isn;t from the cold.... it's cos The Saints are Coming. Viva Los Santos clobbering machine.
[quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: 4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense[/p][/quote]With you here 4-0 Saints... the pace and accuracy is getting better every game and Toon do not like hassling teams that make them work.. none of Pards teams do. I honestly think Pards is really scared of total embarrassment. I can here his old knees knocking and it isn;t from the cold.... it's cos The Saints are Coming. Viva Los Santos clobbering machine. Tirau Dan
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10:19am Sat 23 Feb 13

SaintMax says...

It will all be about unsettling their game and imposing ours. I can see spider, cork and Davis harassing the hell out if them then releasing Sir Rickie for glory! 1 - 3!
It will all be about unsettling their game and imposing ours. I can see spider, cork and Davis harassing the hell out if them then releasing Sir Rickie for glory! 1 - 3! SaintMax
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10:30am Sat 23 Feb 13

Golden_Salamander says...

As we all remember AP was not the greatest TACTICAL manager (he was better in the transfer market), and will take his system from what other tell him.
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On a Sky TV program the other week "Moyes and co" mention the way to play against Saints was to play ROUTE ONE "hoof ball" and bypass our pressing game.
I therefore expect the "limited tactical one" to adopt those tactics and it will be the first real test for whether we have a "plan b".
I also expect Newcastle to start at a high tempo with a view to hanging on to what they have got late in the game when their mid-week tiredness kicks in.
Therefore it is important that Saints also start at a "high tempo" as well and have a plan to combat their ROUTE ONE football.
As we all remember AP was not the greatest TACTICAL manager (he was better in the transfer market), and will take his system from what other tell him. . On a Sky TV program the other week "Moyes and co" mention the way to play against Saints was to play ROUTE ONE "hoof ball" and bypass our pressing game. I therefore expect the "limited tactical one" to adopt those tactics and it will be the first real test for whether we have a "plan b". I also expect Newcastle to start at a high tempo with a view to hanging on to what they have got late in the game when their mid-week tiredness kicks in. Therefore it is important that Saints also start at a "high tempo" as well and have a plan to combat their ROUTE ONE football. Golden_Salamander
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10:34am Sat 23 Feb 13

dadofmy3sons says...

looking for our second double.
A win will also put NUFC firmly in the relegation scrap too.
We will pull away a little and the impetus of an way win and moving up the table will make the following games that little easier.
Confidence is everything and we appear to have quite a bit of it.
The fixture list has been very kind to MP in that he has had two separate oppurtunities to drill the entire squad into his way of thinking and they have had time to recover from the high intensity play we now do.
A full fit squad to choose from and several players thinking they have done their chances good with performances that werequite simply impressive.
Now we find out about MP's ruthlessness, does he carry on with the team formation and personnel from the MCFC game, or does he alter to suit this game and players who have impressed in training since.
We do have a squad that will do ok at this level and it will be expanded upon once we have confirmed our Premier League status.
Gossip and rumour suggest that Pardew is interested in Punch, I personnally think he will be allowed to leave. There are better wingers out there and we will be improving the team. Pre-season target Jens, or whatever his name was, is still a better prospect and there are other players in this position who will improve the team.
A fantastic time to be a Saints fan because I believe we are on the verge of some fantastic times.
I also think that 'fucius has a point about results this weekend. Drunken misery or drunken celebration, or drunken acceptance. Extreme reaction whatever the result.
Never been easy to be a Saints supporter, always been fun though!
looking for our second double. A win will also put NUFC firmly in the relegation scrap too. We will pull away a little and the impetus of an way win and moving up the table will make the following games that little easier. Confidence is everything and we appear to have quite a bit of it. The fixture list has been very kind to MP in that he has had two separate oppurtunities to drill the entire squad into his way of thinking and they have had time to recover from the high intensity play we now do. A full fit squad to choose from and several players thinking they have done their chances good with performances that werequite simply impressive. Now we find out about MP's ruthlessness, does he carry on with the team formation and personnel from the MCFC game, or does he alter to suit this game and players who have impressed in training since. We do have a squad that will do ok at this level and it will be expanded upon once we have confirmed our Premier League status. Gossip and rumour suggest that Pardew is interested in Punch, I personnally think he will be allowed to leave. There are better wingers out there and we will be improving the team. Pre-season target Jens, or whatever his name was, is still a better prospect and there are other players in this position who will improve the team. A fantastic time to be a Saints fan because I believe we are on the verge of some fantastic times. I also think that 'fucius has a point about results this weekend. Drunken misery or drunken celebration, or drunken acceptance. Extreme reaction whatever the result. Never been easy to be a Saints supporter, always been fun though! dadofmy3sons
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11:24am Sat 23 Feb 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Wish I was going now :O(
Wish I was going now :O( Baddesley Bill
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11:35am Sat 23 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Wish I was going now :O(
Slacker! We'll taste the pies for you, Bill.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Wish I was going now :O([/p][/quote]Slacker! We'll taste the pies for you, Bill. Strasbourg Saint
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11:37am Sat 23 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
I guarantee one thing ..
it's brass monkey weather up there...
Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see...

I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said
"no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park"....

..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..
Warrens (RisingSon & Taunton)

Slight c0ck up on the timings front. Our train doesn't reach Newcastle until 3.47pm. So, ETA more likely to be 5.45ish.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I guarantee one thing .. it's brass monkey weather up there... Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see... I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said "no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park".... ..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..[/p][/quote]Warrens (RisingSon & Taunton) Slight c0ck up on the timings front. Our train doesn't reach Newcastle until 3.47pm. So, ETA more likely to be 5.45ish. Strasbourg Saint
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1:52pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Malcy says...

warrens 76 wrote:
I guarantee one thing ..
it's brass monkey weather up there...
Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see...

I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said
"no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park"....

..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..
warren 76
You made me laugh, wonderful bit of humour, I read most comments and they can be humorous but this one has 11 out of 10 this week, keep them coming!!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I guarantee one thing .. it's brass monkey weather up there... Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see... I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said "no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park".... ..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..[/p][/quote]warren 76 You made me laugh, wonderful bit of humour, I read most comments and they can be humorous but this one has 11 out of 10 this week, keep them coming!! Malcy
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3:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Velleity says...

I blame Guly.
I blame Guly. Velleity
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3:16pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Pompey game going to form :O)
Pompey game going to form :O) Baddesley Bill
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3:24pm Sat 23 Feb 13

St.Yorkie says...

Come on Oldham & Hartlepool - will Pompey be bottom tonight?
Need some more goals in The Prem - Villa losing but could do with United scoring a few soon. Reading and Wigan can stay as is as far as I'm concerned!
Come on Oldham & Hartlepool - will Pompey be bottom tonight? Need some more goals in The Prem - Villa losing but could do with United scoring a few soon. Reading and Wigan can stay as is as far as I'm concerned! St.Yorkie
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3:36pm Sat 23 Feb 13

St.Yorkie says...

Just seen Matt Holland on Score - guess that medical at Staplewood is finally over?
Just seen Matt Holland on Score - guess that medical at Staplewood is finally over? St.Yorkie
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3:38pm Sat 23 Feb 13

redsnapper says...

What's happened to Nigel? One thing he never could do was get the team to win after a 2 week break. I fancy this might change tomorrow.
What's happened to Nigel? One thing he never could do was get the team to win after a 2 week break. I fancy this might change tomorrow. redsnapper
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3:42pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Rising_Son says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
I guarantee one thing ..
it's brass monkey weather up there...
Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see...

I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said
"no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park"....

..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..
Warrens (RisingSon & Taunton)

Slight c0ck up on the timings front. Our train doesn't reach Newcastle until 3.47pm. So, ETA more likely to be 5.45ish.
I'll aim for about the same time. See you later.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I guarantee one thing .. it's brass monkey weather up there... Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see... I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said "no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park".... ..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..[/p][/quote]Warrens (RisingSon & Taunton) Slight c0ck up on the timings front. Our train doesn't reach Newcastle until 3.47pm. So, ETA more likely to be 5.45ish.[/p][/quote]I'll aim for about the same time. See you later. Rising_Son
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3:47pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Come on Oldham & Hartlepool - will Pompey be bottom tonight?
Need some more goals in The Prem - Villa losing but could do with United scoring a few soon. Reading and Wigan can stay as is as far as I'm concerned!
The scores are perfect at the moment - Sunderland, Norwich, QPR and Villa all losing and Reading v Wigan a draw.

Not to mention Oldham and Hartlepool winning!
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Come on Oldham & Hartlepool - will Pompey be bottom tonight? Need some more goals in The Prem - Villa losing but could do with United scoring a few soon. Reading and Wigan can stay as is as far as I'm concerned![/p][/quote]The scores are perfect at the moment - Sunderland, Norwich, QPR and Villa all losing and Reading v Wigan a draw. Not to mention Oldham and Hartlepool winning! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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3:50pm Sat 23 Feb 13

St.Yorkie says...

Guess it's all looking good at the moment? If it stays like this and the game tomorrow looks massive - winner takes all!
Guess it's all looking good at the moment? If it stays like this and the game tomorrow looks massive - winner takes all! St.Yorkie
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3:52pm Sat 23 Feb 13

st1halo says...

StevieSteve wrote:
4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense
Can't see a clean sheet in this one!
The do have quality goal-scorers so I think the game is going to be a goal-fest! Saints to sneak it.

STID
[quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: 4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense[/p][/quote]Can't see a clean sheet in this one! The do have quality goal-scorers so I think the game is going to be a goal-fest! Saints to sneak it. STID st1halo
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4:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

dadofmy3sons says...

st1halo wrote:
StevieSteve wrote:
4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense
Can't see a clean sheet in this one!
The do have quality goal-scorers so I think the game is going to be a goal-fest! Saints to sneak it.

STID
so...0 - 0 then!
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: 4-0 Saints!! We've looked incredible going forward lately and I think we're due a clean sheet. Boruc looks immense[/p][/quote]Can't see a clean sheet in this one! The do have quality goal-scorers so I think the game is going to be a goal-fest! Saints to sneak it. STID[/p][/quote]so...0 - 0 then! dadofmy3sons
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4:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Wigan grabbed 2 on the verge of half time. Mind you if one of those two has to win you'd pick the lower team which was Wigan.
Wigan grabbed 2 on the verge of half time. Mind you if one of those two has to win you'd pick the lower team which was Wigan. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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4:05pm Sat 23 Feb 13

dadofmy3sons says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Just seen Matt Holland on Score - guess that medical at Staplewood is finally over?
does MP know?

does he care?
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Just seen Matt Holland on Score - guess that medical at Staplewood is finally over?[/p][/quote]does MP know? does he care? dadofmy3sons
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4:06pm Sat 23 Feb 13

st1halo says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Wigan grabbed 2 on the verge of half time. Mind you if one of those two has to win you'd pick the lower team which was Wigan.
Not to mention damaging the confidence of a team we've yet to play so a Wigan win will do me.

STID
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Wigan grabbed 2 on the verge of half time. Mind you if one of those two has to win you'd pick the lower team which was Wigan.[/p][/quote]Not to mention damaging the confidence of a team we've yet to play so a Wigan win will do me. STID st1halo
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4:08pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Mush On The Beach says...

Reading have leaked 3 goals in 5 minutes .... They are doing a Portsmouth
Reading have leaked 3 goals in 5 minutes .... They are doing a Portsmouth Mush On The Beach
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4:15pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Sodje has been sent from the field of play and will take no further part...he has done a portsmouth...whilst playing for portsmouth :O)
Sodje has been sent from the field of play and will take no further part...he has done a portsmouth...whilst playing for portsmouth :O) Baddesley Bill
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4:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

dadofmy3sons says...

oh dear Poopey!
1 - 0 down and one player sent off.
4 points adrift of the mighty Hartlepool.

Anybodywatch skysports last week ?when the monkeyhangers went above Pompey and Jeff announced it, the panelists all clapped except Paul Merson who almost cried!
nearly spilt my beer laughing
oh dear Poopey! 1 - 0 down and one player sent off. 4 points adrift of the mighty Hartlepool. Anybodywatch skysports last week ?when the monkeyhangers went above Pompey and Jeff announced it, the panelists all clapped except Paul Merson who almost cried! nearly spilt my beer laughing dadofmy3sons
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4:27pm Sat 23 Feb 13

dadofmy3sons says...

allegedly Lee Barnard was winding up Sodge to get him sent off.
He is well known for being quick to bite, and Lee just nudged him in the right direction after an Oldham player had been kicked over the hoardings.
allegedly Lee Barnard was winding up Sodge to get him sent off. He is well known for being quick to bite, and Lee just nudged him in the right direction after an Oldham player had been kicked over the hoardings. dadofmy3sons
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4:34pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Southampton boy says...

I have ony one issue and that is we have two weeks off and the last time we had this it took us about 3 games to get back to playing!!

Can we win tmorrow yes if we can start as we finished when we played Man city

So come on saints lets win this and make a move up the table as it looks good for us at present

COYR's
I have ony one issue and that is we have two weeks off and the last time we had this it took us about 3 games to get back to playing!! Can we win tmorrow yes if we can start as we finished when we played Man city So come on saints lets win this and make a move up the table as it looks good for us at present COYR's Southampton boy
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4:41pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Mush On The Beach says...

QPR have let Harry burst their bank account and Manure have just condemned them to relegation .... They are doing a Portsmouth
QPR have let Harry burst their bank account and Manure have just condemned them to relegation .... They are doing a Portsmouth Mush On The Beach
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4:56pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
I guarantee one thing ..
it's brass monkey weather up there...
Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see...

I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said
"no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park"....

..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..
Warrens (RisingSon & Taunton)

Slight c0ck up on the timings front. Our train doesn't reach Newcastle until 3.47pm. So, ETA more likely to be 5.45ish.
I'll aim for about the same time. See you later.
Safely arrived at Travelodge, about to head into town. Should be there around 5.30-45. We'll see you soon in the foyer of the Indigo.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I guarantee one thing .. it's brass monkey weather up there... Even Switzerland does not feel as cold as North East, it's the damp see... I climbed the litle mountain behind us the other day and seriously someone asked me was I practising for the Matterhorn again, I said "no i'm tackling the away stand at St James's Park".... ..of course they did not have a clue what I was talking about..[/p][/quote]Warrens (RisingSon & Taunton) Slight c0ck up on the timings front. Our train doesn't reach Newcastle until 3.47pm. So, ETA more likely to be 5.45ish.[/p][/quote]I'll aim for about the same time. See you later.[/p][/quote]Safely arrived at Travelodge, about to head into town. Should be there around 5.30-45. We'll see you soon in the foyer of the Indigo. Strasbourg Saint
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4:56pm Sat 23 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I told 'em Oldham. 1 0 ft
I told 'em Oldham. 1 0 ft OSPREYSAINT
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5:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Pompey now 12 points adrift.
an embarrasment to the south coast and Hampshire!!!!!
I do not want them to disappear and hope that they are able to continue next season with their 25 point deduction and provide us with more comedy moments.
Still they do have a history to fall back on even if they don't have a future!
Pompey now 12 points adrift. an embarrasment to the south coast and Hampshire!!!!! I do not want them to disappear and hope that they are able to continue next season with their 25 point deduction and provide us with more comedy moments. Still they do have a history to fall back on even if they don't have a future! dadofmy3sons
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5:04pm Sat 23 Feb 13

St.Yorkie says...

Good results all round except the Norwich winner on 90+4 by pie boy Holt!
Still does make it all worth going all out for tomorrow - not that I would expect anythong less. Hit them hard in fort 10-mins with a couple of quick ones...Newcastle will never recover from that with the crowd on their back!
Good results all round except the Norwich winner on 90+4 by pie boy Holt! Still does make it all worth going all out for tomorrow - not that I would expect anythong less. Hit them hard in fort 10-mins with a couple of quick ones...Newcastle will never recover from that with the crowd on their back! St.Yorkie
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5:28pm Sat 23 Feb 13

SFCSaint says...

what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there!
what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there! SFCSaint
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5:54pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SFCSaint wrote:
what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there!
I've felt for sometime that it was Villa, Reading and QPR for the drop. Reading had shown a resurgence but to lose 0-3 at home to another relegation battler is effectively throwing the towel in. Those results will do nicely.
[quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there![/p][/quote]I've felt for sometime that it was Villa, Reading and QPR for the drop. Reading had shown a resurgence but to lose 0-3 at home to another relegation battler is effectively throwing the towel in. Those results will do nicely. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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5:57pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Saint Marlin says...

Here's hoping for a good result tomorrow. Would love nothing more than a 3 or 4nil win, and a Wet Spam loss on Monday, given Fat Sam's comments about Saints last year when they were 4th in the Prem. COYR's!
Here's hoping for a good result tomorrow. Would love nothing more than a 3 or 4nil win, and a Wet Spam loss on Monday, given Fat Sam's comments about Saints last year when they were 4th in the Prem. COYR's! Saint Marlin
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5:58pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

It is a shame about Fulham and Norwich winning but staying up was always priority and still is. Next season we can look for more hopefully.
It is a shame about Fulham and Norwich winning but staying up was always priority and still is. Next season we can look for more hopefully. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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6:29pm Sat 23 Feb 13

J7junctionseven says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame about Fulham and Norwich winning but staying up was always priority and still is. Next season we can look for more hopefully.
Yes but if we pick up 2 or 3 wins including away to Norwich we'll be overtaking them and also leave Sunderland in our wake.
We can do it....COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame about Fulham and Norwich winning but staying up was always priority and still is. Next season we can look for more hopefully.[/p][/quote]Yes but if we pick up 2 or 3 wins including away to Norwich we'll be overtaking them and also leave Sunderland in our wake. We can do it....COYR FOADP J7junctionseven
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6:29pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLLLD
DL

They didn't quite match their previous run then....
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLLLD DL They didn't quite match their previous run then.... Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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6:33pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame about Fulham and Norwich winning but staying up was always priority and still is. Next season we can look for more hopefully.
Yes but if we pick up 2 or 3 wins including away to Norwich we'll be overtaking them and also leave Sunderland in our wake.
We can do it....COYR FOADP
We certainly can. Just want to see us safe though. Under Nigel we had become very hard to beat and were picking up good points, MP has moved it up a gear and is unlucky to not have more points from his first 4 games. Unless we suddenly turn crap I think we should be safe without having to sh!t ourselves on the last day of the season.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame about Fulham and Norwich winning but staying up was always priority and still is. Next season we can look for more hopefully.[/p][/quote]Yes but if we pick up 2 or 3 wins including away to Norwich we'll be overtaking them and also leave Sunderland in our wake. We can do it....COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]We certainly can. Just want to see us safe though. Under Nigel we had become very hard to beat and were picking up good points, MP has moved it up a gear and is unlucky to not have more points from his first 4 games. Unless we suddenly turn crap I think we should be safe without having to sh!t ourselves on the last day of the season. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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6:33pm Sat 23 Feb 13

slugger says...

I'll take those results ....... QPHAHAHAHAHA ... bye Harry .
I'll take those results ....... QPHAHAHAHAHA ... bye Harry . slugger
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7:28pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Scarborosaint says...

We in red or yellow tomorrow ?
We in red or yellow tomorrow ? Scarborosaint
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7:33pm Sat 23 Feb 13

saintkenny says...

heres one for the skunts
league one
feb 23rd 2013 oldham 1 portsmouth 0
league one
jan 11th 2011 oldham 0 southampton 6
heres one for the skunts league one feb 23rd 2013 oldham 1 portsmouth 0 league one jan 11th 2011 oldham 0 southampton 6 saintkenny
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7:34pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pompey in spain says...

very good boys and girls ,just got back yesterday from over there for our games at hartlepool and carlisle thats 266000 miles in 10 years of watching a proper team....not bragging just thought to inform you all what proper clubs fans do for their team ITS CALLED LOYALTY AND PASSION!!!! your new few try dishing it out over here,,,,we,ll take it all day long ,,,,COME ON THE TOON ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very good boys and girls ,just got back yesterday from over there for our games at hartlepool and carlisle thats 266000 miles in 10 years of watching a proper team....not bragging just thought to inform you all what proper clubs fans do for their team ITS CALLED LOYALTY AND PASSION!!!! your new few try dishing it out over here,,,,we,ll take it all day long ,,,,COME ON THE TOON ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pompey in spain
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7:38pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pompey in spain says...

scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!!
scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!! pompey in spain
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7:41pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Scarborosaint says...

pompey in spain wrote:
scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!!
Better than playing in dog sh#t brown
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!![/p][/quote]Better than playing in dog sh#t brown Scarborosaint
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7:50pm Sat 23 Feb 13

slugger says...

pompey in spain wrote:
very good boys and girls ,just got back yesterday from over there for our games at hartlepool and carlisle thats 266000 miles in 10 years of watching a proper team....not bragging just thought to inform you all what proper clubs fans do for their team ITS CALLED LOYALTY AND PASSION!!!! your new few try dishing it out over here,,,,we,ll take it all day long ,,,,COME ON THE TOON ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello Pompey in pain , how many points did you witness ? ........ fair play btw .
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: very good boys and girls ,just got back yesterday from over there for our games at hartlepool and carlisle thats 266000 miles in 10 years of watching a proper team....not bragging just thought to inform you all what proper clubs fans do for their team ITS CALLED LOYALTY AND PASSION!!!! your new few try dishing it out over here,,,,we,ll take it all day long ,,,,COME ON THE TOON ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hello Pompey in pain , how many points did you witness ? ........ fair play btw . slugger
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7:51pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pompey in spain says...

scabby,,,,you pup.not play up pompey!just ,,,your a pup!!
scabby,,,,you pup.not play up pompey!just ,,,your a pup!! pompey in spain
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8:07pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Scarborosaint says...

pompey in spain wrote:
scabby,,,,you pup.not play up pompey!just ,,,your a pup!!
At least you wont have far to go to aldershot , Wimbledon , Crawley , gillingham and Oxford next year !!!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: scabby,,,,you pup.not play up pompey!just ,,,your a pup!![/p][/quote]At least you wont have far to go to aldershot , Wimbledon , Crawley , gillingham and Oxford next year !!! Scarborosaint
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8:59pm Sat 23 Feb 13

SFCSaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there!
I've felt for sometime that it was Villa, Reading and QPR for the drop. Reading had shown a resurgence but to lose 0-3 at home to another relegation battler is effectively throwing the towel in. Those results will do nicely.
Agree with you mate just feel we could have ended wigans hopes of catching us had we beaten them!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there![/p][/quote]I've felt for sometime that it was Villa, Reading and QPR for the drop. Reading had shown a resurgence but to lose 0-3 at home to another relegation battler is effectively throwing the towel in. Those results will do nicely.[/p][/quote]Agree with you mate just feel we could have ended wigans hopes of catching us had we beaten them! SFCSaint
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9:18pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SFCSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there!
I've felt for sometime that it was Villa, Reading and QPR for the drop. Reading had shown a resurgence but to lose 0-3 at home to another relegation battler is effectively throwing the towel in. Those results will do nicely.
Agree with you mate just feel we could have ended wigans hopes of catching us had we beaten them!
Yep. Totally battered them in the 2nd half and at the very death from nowhere they nicked a point. Even their own fans couldn't believe they got a point. I think as time goes on those games where we dominate will gradually become more comfortable wins.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there![/p][/quote]I've felt for sometime that it was Villa, Reading and QPR for the drop. Reading had shown a resurgence but to lose 0-3 at home to another relegation battler is effectively throwing the towel in. Those results will do nicely.[/p][/quote]Agree with you mate just feel we could have ended wigans hopes of catching us had we beaten them![/p][/quote]Yep. Totally battered them in the 2nd half and at the very death from nowhere they nicked a point. Even their own fans couldn't believe they got a point. I think as time goes on those games where we dominate will gradually become more comfortable wins. COYR Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:23pm Sat 23 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

pompey in spain wrote:
scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!!
Form has nowt to do with it, too much Sangria drowning your sorrows?
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!![/p][/quote]Form has nowt to do with it, too much Sangria drowning your sorrows? OSPREYSAINT
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10:06pm Sat 23 Feb 13

insane saint says...

now then back to helping the blue few though their troubles so i have put together a tribute the their last 22 games.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=LdyW0V7x0
v0&feature=youtu.be

not sure if the help is being gratefully received though.

COYR
now then back to helping the blue few though their troubles so i have put together a tribute the their last 22 games. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=LdyW0V7x0 v0&feature=youtu.be not sure if the help is being gratefully received though. COYR insane saint
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10:17pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Velleity says...

SFCSaint wrote:
what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there!
Wow - your first post since you were giving it large about how we would be in the bottom three after tomorrow. You couldn't see us getting any points at all before then.

You've been very quiet since the Man C game, then suddenly you're back when you get a chance to crow about some bad news.

You'll be overjoyed if we lose tomorrow, like all the other negative fucktards who vanished after the Man C thrashing.
[quote][p][bold]SFCSaint[/bold] wrote: what did you think of todays results for us? glad villa didnt get a point but a shame those teams in front of us have pulled away a bit! and wigan have closed heavily could be 2 costly points we dropped there![/p][/quote]Wow - your first post since you were giving it large about how we would be in the bottom three after tomorrow. You couldn't see us getting any points at all before then. You've been very quiet since the Man C game, then suddenly you're back when you get a chance to crow about some bad news. You'll be overjoyed if we lose tomorrow, like all the other negative fucktards who vanished after the Man C thrashing. Velleity
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10:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pompey in spain says...

ta slugger!!....2 points witnessed mush but i gotta say i was paying 30 euros/27 quid to watch malaga v barca the week before!....25 quid to watch us play hartlepool ?.......worth every penny....nah even as a pompey fan thats a wind up too far even for me.just for info its cheaper to drink there and it was just as cold there as it was here last week.
ta slugger!!....2 points witnessed mush but i gotta say i was paying 30 euros/27 quid to watch malaga v barca the week before!....25 quid to watch us play hartlepool ?.......worth every penny....nah even as a pompey fan thats a wind up too far even for me.just for info its cheaper to drink there and it was just as cold there as it was here last week. pompey in spain
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11:33pm Sat 23 Feb 13

saintkenny says...

pompey in spain wrote:
ta slugger!!....2 points witnessed mush but i gotta say i was paying 30 euros/27 quid to watch malaga v barca the week before!....25 quid to watch us play hartlepool ?.......worth every penny....nah even as a pompey fan thats a wind up too far even for me.just for info its cheaper to drink there and it was just as cold there as it was here last week.
well the saints fans paid that week after week 24.000 in league one for 2 seasons and had the 2nd best away support in both seasons 1st season to leeds and then sheffweds who have bigger fan bases .so id say overall without argument saints fans is the most loyal and best supported in the south .the facts do back that up
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: ta slugger!!....2 points witnessed mush but i gotta say i was paying 30 euros/27 quid to watch malaga v barca the week before!....25 quid to watch us play hartlepool ?.......worth every penny....nah even as a pompey fan thats a wind up too far even for me.just for info its cheaper to drink there and it was just as cold there as it was here last week.[/p][/quote]well the saints fans paid that week after week 24.000 in league one for 2 seasons and had the 2nd best away support in both seasons 1st season to leeds and then sheffweds who have bigger fan bases .so id say overall without argument saints fans is the most loyal and best supported in the south .the facts do back that up saintkenny
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3:21am Sun 24 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

SaintMax wrote:
It will all be about unsettling their game and imposing ours. I can see spider, cork and Davis harassing the hell out if them then releasing Sir Rickie for glory! 1 - 3!
Our guys will get the ball and keep it always moving up at pace.. Have you ever seen a toon team move at pace? Nope ..granted they can hoof to the box and bang it in... so we will have to watch soft crosses and set pieces as usual.. But I feel really cocky and positive about this game... Would toon feel that way?... No more than Pompey stealing another season afloat.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: It will all be about unsettling their game and imposing ours. I can see spider, cork and Davis harassing the hell out if them then releasing Sir Rickie for glory! 1 - 3![/p][/quote]Our guys will get the ball and keep it always moving up at pace.. Have you ever seen a toon team move at pace? Nope ..granted they can hoof to the box and bang it in... so we will have to watch soft crosses and set pieces as usual.. But I feel really cocky and positive about this game... Would toon feel that way?... No more than Pompey stealing another season afloat. Tirau Dan
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8:13am Sun 24 Feb 13

mack chinnon says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!!
Better than playing in dog sh#t brown
Or pink.
Come on The M.K. Dons.
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: scabbyia saint...i think it should be yellow very appropiate!!,,,,,,oh im on form tonite!![/p][/quote]Better than playing in dog sh#t brown[/p][/quote]Or pink. Come on The M.K. Dons. mack chinnon
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9:33am Sun 24 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Been snowing again up here overnight. It's cold, but I think the roads should be clear by the time the travelling fans get this far north.

Warrens, where did you two get to last night and where's my hat, scarf and gloves? I'm friggin' freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeeeezing :(
Been snowing again up here overnight. It's cold, but I think the roads should be clear by the time the travelling fans get this far north. Warrens, where did you two get to last night and where's my hat, scarf and gloves? I'm friggin' freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeezing :( Strasbourg Saint
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9:33am Sun 24 Feb 13

milton road says...

There is a link for the game on lemon football. So hopefully should be able to see it live.

Pompey fans so loyal 280 of them went to Harpleppol
We did a tuesday night game hartlepool same sort of conditions weather wise and took 960

Sold out the away allocation at Newcastle
COYR
There is a link for the game on lemon football. So hopefully should be able to see it live. Pompey fans so loyal 280 of them went to Harpleppol We did a tuesday night game hartlepool same sort of conditions weather wise and took 960 Sold out the away allocation at Newcastle COYR milton road
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9:37am Sun 24 Feb 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Been snowing again up here overnight. It's cold, but I think the roads should be clear by the time the travelling fans get this far north.

Warrens, where did you two get to last night and where's my hat, scarf and gloves? I'm friggin' freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eeeeeeeeeeezing :(
Essential survival advice....fill your pockets with pies.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Been snowing again up here overnight. It's cold, but I think the roads should be clear by the time the travelling fans get this far north. Warrens, where did you two get to last night and where's my hat, scarf and gloves? I'm friggin' freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeezing :([/p][/quote]Essential survival advice....fill your pockets with pies. COYR Baddesley Bill
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9:45am Sun 24 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Been snowing again up here overnight. It's cold, but I think the roads should be clear by the time the travelling fans get this far north.

Warrens, where did you two get to last night and where's my hat, scarf and gloves? I'm friggin' freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


eeeeeeeeeeezing :(
Essential survival advice....fill your pockets with pies.

COYR
Exactly where we're heading now, Bill.

We'll check all gutters and brothals for Warrens on the way through town.

Together as one and all that ....

COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Been snowing again up here overnight. It's cold, but I think the roads should be clear by the time the travelling fans get this far north. Warrens, where did you two get to last night and where's my hat, scarf and gloves? I'm friggin' freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeezing :([/p][/quote]Essential survival advice....fill your pockets with pies. COYR[/p][/quote]Exactly where we're heading now, Bill. We'll check all gutters and brothals for Warrens on the way through town. Together as one and all that .... COYR! Strasbourg Saint
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11:13am Sun 24 Feb 13

El Santo says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Reading have leaked 3 goals in 5 minutes .... They are doing a Portsmouth
I think QPR and Reading have already pulled the shortest straws... now the question is who will follow them? We know how tough Wigan can be, when fighting in the mud of relegations. Maybe Villa? I honestly don't think Nukeastle or us are going to be even have to fight to avoid releagtion by the end of the season...
Good luck and a big thank you to all the Saints travelling up North!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: Reading have leaked 3 goals in 5 minutes .... They are doing a Portsmouth[/p][/quote]I think QPR and Reading have already pulled the shortest straws... now the question is who will follow them? We know how tough Wigan can be, when fighting in the mud of relegations. Maybe Villa? I honestly don't think Nukeastle or us are going to be even have to fight to avoid releagtion by the end of the season... Good luck and a big thank you to all the Saints travelling up North!!! El Santo
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