Pochettino hits out at Osvaldo quit reports

Daily Echo: DANI OSVALDO DANI OSVALDO

Mauricio Pochettino has knocked back suggestions Dani Osvaldo is unsettled at Saints and has backed his fit again record signing to be a big hit in the Premier League.

Media reports have incorrectly suggested the Italian could look for a move as soon as January having struggled to settle into life on the south coast.

Pochettino insists that is nonsense and is confident the striker will adapt to life in the top flight.

He said: “Nowadays with social media like Facebook and Twitter anybody can put any type of news out there and so we don’t really pay attention to that. We take those things for what they are and focus on the reality.

“The toughest thing is that on social media you can’t prove anything or disprove anything.

“Anyone can throw any kind of news out there and it’s hard to disprove or prove that news.

“For us the most important thing is that we know the personal situation of every single player and we just have to keep going and not pay attention to that.”

He added: “He’s still in the process of adapting.

“There’s a big difference between the Spanish, Italian and the Premier League.

“After getting to know the French league, the Italian league and the Spanish league I think being here in England this is the toughest competition.

“It’s the most competitive and especially for strikers the period of adapting to this league is quite difficult for them so I think he is still in the process of adapting.

“Every player needs their own personal time to adapt to this league.“Every player is different but I am sure he won’t have any problems adapting to this league and I’m sure that in a few months we are going to see the best of him.”

Osvlado is set to return to the Saints squad to face Stoke at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow along with Steven Davis.

The pair were forced to sit out last weekend’s win over Fulham but are fit again, leaving Pochettino with the decision as to whether to recall either one or both of them or stick with a winning side.

“It’s a good problem to have,” he reflected.

“It makes me very happy that both Osvaldo and Davis can return to the starting team and in the game against Fulham we played as a team and got the win and that’s the most important factor.

“It just shows me that the 23-24 players that I have available can all do well for this team and then it’s down to me as the manager to make the decision as to what players will be playing.”

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8:38am Fri 1 Nov 13

Benali76 says...

I just spat my coffee over the wife when I glanced at that headline. The way the brain sees the key words immediately meant I saw Poch and Quits. Thank God it was merely about the daft rumours started by The Mirror deliberately misconstruing Osvaldos interview.
I just spat my coffee over the wife when I glanced at that headline. The way the brain sees the key words immediately meant I saw Poch and Quits. Thank God it was merely about the daft rumours started by The Mirror deliberately misconstruing Osvaldos interview. Benali76

8:42am Fri 1 Nov 13

Dave Juson says...

“Hits out”?
I would have thought “comments” would have been a more appropriate usage in this context, given the official website item this is piece is paraphrased from makes no mention of press speculation regarding transfer speculation on any Saint, never mind Dani Osvaldo.
Maybe MoPo discloses more on the television version?
“Hits out”? I would have thought “comments” would have been a more appropriate usage in this context, given the official website item this is piece is paraphrased from makes no mention of press speculation regarding transfer speculation on any Saint, never mind Dani Osvaldo. Maybe MoPo discloses more on the television version? Dave Juson

8:43am Fri 1 Nov 13

Puddletown Saint says...

Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR Puddletown Saint

9:11am Fri 1 Nov 13

Malcombe says...

How these rumours persist is a mystery to all those who care about Southampton FC, Dani has only been in the Squad what seems like 5 minutes and he's not happy, to believe this is to believe in Fairies and Angels in heaven, he wants to return to Argentina, an Italian Club knows he's unsettles and want him on loan in January, if there's a grain of truth that he isn't settling it's down to impatience and surely those who see him every day know the truth, M P has united the Squad into a happy family and he would be the first one to know the truth and would ask all the Squad if they have any problems, naturally Dani would talk to all those whom he trust in the Club and surely it must be the Staff and the Players, as the saying goes, take it all with a pinch salt COYR
How these rumours persist is a mystery to all those who care about Southampton FC, Dani has only been in the Squad what seems like 5 minutes and he's not happy, to believe this is to believe in Fairies and Angels in heaven, he wants to return to Argentina, an Italian Club knows he's unsettles and want him on loan in January, if there's a grain of truth that he isn't settling it's down to impatience and surely those who see him every day know the truth, M P has united the Squad into a happy family and he would be the first one to know the truth and would ask all the Squad if they have any problems, naturally Dani would talk to all those whom he trust in the Club and surely it must be the Staff and the Players, as the saying goes, take it all with a pinch salt COYR Malcombe

9:13am Fri 1 Nov 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
how much has Man U got sitting on the bench?
or Chelski? or the ar$se?

besides, if we are to realise the goal of playing champions league, we need more money sitting on the bench so that we can compete effectively in the league and in the cup competitions
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]how much has Man U got sitting on the bench? or Chelski? or the ar$se? besides, if we are to realise the goal of playing champions league, we need more money sitting on the bench so that we can compete effectively in the league and in the cup competitions Stroppy_gramps

9:24am Fri 1 Nov 13

Clever Dick says...

I like the way he emphasised that they know the personal situations of every player. It's pretty obvious we are not going to get rid after just a few short months. This guy is the Italian centre forward for heaven's sake. What's the problem anyway? We're winning with him in the team and we're winning without. It should make him want to try harder to make his selection permanent.
I like the way he emphasised that they know the personal situations of every player. It's pretty obvious we are not going to get rid after just a few short months. This guy is the Italian centre forward for heaven's sake. What's the problem anyway? We're winning with him in the team and we're winning without. It should make him want to try harder to make his selection permanent. Clever Dick

9:44am Fri 1 Nov 13

Confucious says...

I've apologised to Poch and Dani as this rumour started on WoofBook, my highly successful internet chat site for dogs.

Although this was a simple mistake after he had seen on TV that Johnny Depp was leaving Paramount Pictures, I've nonetheless banned the culprit, 'Puddletown Pitbull' - and indeed banned all pitbulls from the site as they are absolutely vicious gossips.

The ban includes Pompeypoobagpitbull for discussing his 'large bonio' with a puppy. Pompeypoobagpitbull is also said to be prone to getting completely out of control whenever Poopey have a good win - but to be fair, as he is only five years old, this hasn't actually happened yet.

I am also considering banning all Poopey dogs as none of their owners seem to have any experience of holding on to a good lead.
I've apologised to Poch and Dani as this rumour started on WoofBook, my highly successful internet chat site for dogs. Although this was a simple mistake after he had seen on TV that Johnny Depp was leaving Paramount Pictures, I've nonetheless banned the culprit, 'Puddletown Pitbull' - and indeed banned all pitbulls from the site as they are absolutely vicious gossips. The ban includes Pompeypoobagpitbull for discussing his 'large bonio' with a puppy. Pompeypoobagpitbull is also said to be prone to getting completely out of control whenever Poopey have a good win - but to be fair, as he is only five years old, this hasn't actually happened yet. I am also considering banning all Poopey dogs as none of their owners seem to have any experience of holding on to a good lead. Confucious

9:58am Fri 1 Nov 13

BroadstoneSaint says...

Great news!
Lawro has us down to lose 2-1, tomorrow, happy days ;o)
COYR
Great news! Lawro has us down to lose 2-1, tomorrow, happy days ;o) COYR BroadstoneSaint

10:00am Fri 1 Nov 13

Maine Lobster says...

Benali76 wrote:
I just spat my coffee over the wife when I glanced at that headline. The way the brain sees the key words immediately meant I saw Poch and Quits. Thank God it was merely about the daft rumours started by The Mirror deliberately misconstruing Osvaldos interview.
Don't forget the Echo likes to write headlines to make people read the article. This is really a non story but without a more sensational headline, the editor would struggle to fill column space!
[quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: I just spat my coffee over the wife when I glanced at that headline. The way the brain sees the key words immediately meant I saw Poch and Quits. Thank God it was merely about the daft rumours started by The Mirror deliberately misconstruing Osvaldos interview.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the Echo likes to write headlines to make people read the article. This is really a non story but without a more sensational headline, the editor would struggle to fill column space! Maine Lobster

10:09am Fri 1 Nov 13

Dickosfc says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
I'd forget about Astori mate. Without speaking to soon - 3 goals in 9 games suggest our defence isn't an issue in the slightest.
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]I'd forget about Astori mate. Without speaking to soon - 3 goals in 9 games suggest our defence isn't an issue in the slightest. Dickosfc

10:11am Fri 1 Nov 13

St.Yorkie says...

Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again? St.Yorkie

10:30am Fri 1 Nov 13

Mush On The Beach says...

If we want to be up amongst it in the upper echelons of the prem then we have to get used to the constant talk about us and destabilising carp that make cheap headlines to sell papers and just rise above it. We’ve arrived and are in vogue, enjoy it and strike a pose.
If we want to be up amongst it in the upper echelons of the prem then we have to get used to the constant talk about us and destabilising carp that make cheap headlines to sell papers and just rise above it. We’ve arrived and are in vogue, enjoy it and strike a pose. Mush On The Beach

10:32am Fri 1 Nov 13

Mush On The Beach says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Poor old Lawro is just playing a bad game of double or quits. He knows we have to lose sometime and is just chasing all the embarrassing wrong predictions he has made so far. There are winners and then there are losers, I don’t need to flick a coin to determine which one old Lawro saggy chops is .... LOSER!
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?[/p][/quote]Poor old Lawro is just playing a bad game of double or quits. He knows we have to lose sometime and is just chasing all the embarrassing wrong predictions he has made so far. There are winners and then there are losers, I don’t need to flick a coin to determine which one old Lawro saggy chops is .... LOSER! Mush On The Beach

10:35am Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

It's a bit refreshing that we, the fans are actually being fed some information, under NA we never got so much as news about a broken toenail. It is strange that people on here were "hitting out" at the Daily Mirror long before MoPo confirmed our views.
It's a bit refreshing that we, the fans are actually being fed some information, under NA we never got so much as news about a broken toenail. It is strange that people on here were "hitting out" at the Daily Mirror long before MoPo confirmed our views. OSPREYSAINT

10:37am Fri 1 Nov 13

notaclue says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money?
In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money? In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to. notaclue

10:41am Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Nothing of the sort, when Lawro hasn't a clue he uses his standard cut and paste 2 - 1 scoreline.
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?[/p][/quote]Nothing of the sort, when Lawro hasn't a clue he uses his standard cut and paste 2 - 1 scoreline. OSPREYSAINT

11:01am Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
Benali76 wrote:
I just spat my coffee over the wife when I glanced at that headline. The way the brain sees the key words immediately meant I saw Poch and Quits. Thank God it was merely about the daft rumours started by The Mirror deliberately misconstruing Osvaldos interview.
Don't forget the Echo likes to write headlines to make people read the article. This is really a non story but without a more sensational headline, the editor would struggle to fill column space!
Well it worked as it had you reading it and responding, did any of the adverts catch your eye?
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: I just spat my coffee over the wife when I glanced at that headline. The way the brain sees the key words immediately meant I saw Poch and Quits. Thank God it was merely about the daft rumours started by The Mirror deliberately misconstruing Osvaldos interview.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the Echo likes to write headlines to make people read the article. This is really a non story but without a more sensational headline, the editor would struggle to fill column space![/p][/quote]Well it worked as it had you reading it and responding, did any of the adverts catch your eye? OSPREYSAINT

11:08am Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game. Santa Retfordia

11:14am Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
Forget Astori

http://www.footballf
ancast.com/premiersh
ip/southampton/south
ampton-boss-rules-ou
t-serie-a-swoop
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]Forget Astori http://www.footballf ancast.com/premiersh ip/southampton/south ampton-boss-rules-ou t-serie-a-swoop OSPREYSAINT

11:23am Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............
...
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ... OSPREYSAINT

11:44am Fri 1 Nov 13

mattboy111 says...

Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS mattboy111

11:45am Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............

...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14. Santa Retfordia

12:04pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Mush On The Beach says...

notaclue wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money?
In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.
I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.
[quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money? In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.[/p][/quote]I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season. Mush On The Beach

12:04pm Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............


...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14.[/p][/quote]18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse! OSPREYSAINT

12:09pm Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
notaclue wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money?
In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.
I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.
Speculate if you must, but it is down to the Player to decide whether to knuckle down and be part of our success, he has the talent we need, but it would appear from others opinion, he has not the right attitude. Looking at the training pictures he seems to be training hard and laughing as much as anyone else and no sign of any sulking. Time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money? In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.[/p][/quote]I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.[/p][/quote]Speculate if you must, but it is down to the Player to decide whether to knuckle down and be part of our success, he has the talent we need, but it would appear from others opinion, he has not the right attitude. Looking at the training pictures he seems to be training hard and laughing as much as anyone else and no sign of any sulking. Time will tell. OSPREYSAINT

12:12pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Poor old Lawro is just playing a bad game of double or quits. He knows we have to lose sometime and is just chasing all the embarrassing wrong predictions he has made so far. There are winners and then there are losers, I don’t need to flick a coin to determine which one old Lawro saggy chops is .... LOSER!
I really don't care how much he hates us (apparently for some wolf whistling he got at The Dell when he wore tight shorts as a nipper at Brighton). What annoys me is that he gets good money (from UK TV licence fees, I assume) for being rubbish at his job. He's a boring, clueless, useless waste of space and always has been. On top of that, these days he's hardly fresh faced, is he? I don't know why the Beeb (and Sky etc. for that matter) can't find more interesting pundits. If I'm honest, and it sort of hurts to admit it, the one I find most interesting and worth listening to these days is Robbie Savage. Is that a bit wrong?
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?[/p][/quote]Poor old Lawro is just playing a bad game of double or quits. He knows we have to lose sometime and is just chasing all the embarrassing wrong predictions he has made so far. There are winners and then there are losers, I don’t need to flick a coin to determine which one old Lawro saggy chops is .... LOSER![/p][/quote]I really don't care how much he hates us (apparently for some wolf whistling he got at The Dell when he wore tight shorts as a nipper at Brighton). What annoys me is that he gets good money (from UK TV licence fees, I assume) for being rubbish at his job. He's a boring, clueless, useless waste of space and always has been. On top of that, these days he's hardly fresh faced, is he? I don't know why the Beeb (and Sky etc. for that matter) can't find more interesting pundits. If I'm honest, and it sort of hurts to admit it, the one I find most interesting and worth listening to these days is Robbie Savage. Is that a bit wrong? Strasbourg Saint

12:18pm Fri 1 Nov 13

allsaintsnocurves says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
how much has Man U got sitting on the bench?
or Chelski? or the ar$se?

besides, if we are to realise the goal of playing champions league, we need more money sitting on the bench so that we can compete effectively in the league and in the cup competitions
This is a good point...why hasn't there been more focus on the players sitting on the benches for these clubs? Maybe twitter can help...

I like the competition for places at Saints and we need it to be of a high standard to keep the performances up.

Stoke will be a different sort of game to what we have played so far. They will be more direct with paces of Walters and height of Crouch up front. We will need to be patient and control possession in our usual way...but expect Hughes to have Stoke ready to attack. There might not be as many opportunities for Saints to win the ball so high up the pitch as Stoke will play it out long on a regular basis. This will however, mean our defense needs to stand strong and midfield to control play.

It's a tough call on the team...might be worth sticking with a winning side with Osvaldo and Davis on the bench. Ricky, Lallana and Jay Rod form a strong attacking 3 in my view and will cause them problems.
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]how much has Man U got sitting on the bench? or Chelski? or the ar$se? besides, if we are to realise the goal of playing champions league, we need more money sitting on the bench so that we can compete effectively in the league and in the cup competitions[/p][/quote]This is a good point...why hasn't there been more focus on the players sitting on the benches for these clubs? Maybe twitter can help... I like the competition for places at Saints and we need it to be of a high standard to keep the performances up. Stoke will be a different sort of game to what we have played so far. They will be more direct with paces of Walters and height of Crouch up front. We will need to be patient and control possession in our usual way...but expect Hughes to have Stoke ready to attack. There might not be as many opportunities for Saints to win the ball so high up the pitch as Stoke will play it out long on a regular basis. This will however, mean our defense needs to stand strong and midfield to control play. It's a tough call on the team...might be worth sticking with a winning side with Osvaldo and Davis on the bench. Ricky, Lallana and Jay Rod form a strong attacking 3 in my view and will cause them problems. allsaintsnocurves

12:22pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
Stoke!
[quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]Stoke! Strasbourg Saint

12:26pm Fri 1 Nov 13

donni1437 says...

Hands of our Dani Inter Milan, jog on.... Would Guly do instead?
Hands of our Dani Inter Milan, jog on.... Would Guly do instead? donni1437

12:41pm Fri 1 Nov 13

donni1437 says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
how much has Man U got sitting on the bench?
or Chelski? or the ar$se?

besides, if we are to realise the goal of playing champions league, we need more money sitting on the bench so that we can compete effectively in the league and in the cup competitions
This is a good point...why hasn't there been more focus on the players sitting on the benches for these clubs? Maybe twitter can help...

I like the competition for places at Saints and we need it to be of a high standard to keep the performances up.

Stoke will be a different sort of game to what we have played so far. They will be more direct with paces of Walters and height of Crouch up front. We will need to be patient and control possession in our usual way...but expect Hughes to have Stoke ready to attack. There might not be as many opportunities for Saints to win the ball so high up the pitch as Stoke will play it out long on a regular basis. This will however, mean our defense needs to stand strong and midfield to control play.

It's a tough call on the team...might be worth sticking with a winning side with Osvaldo and Davis on the bench. Ricky, Lallana and Jay Rod form a strong attacking 3 in my view and will cause them problems.
I don't expect any changes from Fulham, Dani was not on any of the training photos on the saints website, can't read that much into it, but bench at best for him.

Poch has got to give J-Rod a run after a cracking performance against Fulham, his confidence must be sky high at the minute. Stoke have been relatively poor defensively this season so we need JWPs delivery into the box to really test them.

More of that same please boys, COYR.
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]how much has Man U got sitting on the bench? or Chelski? or the ar$se? besides, if we are to realise the goal of playing champions league, we need more money sitting on the bench so that we can compete effectively in the league and in the cup competitions[/p][/quote]This is a good point...why hasn't there been more focus on the players sitting on the benches for these clubs? Maybe twitter can help... I like the competition for places at Saints and we need it to be of a high standard to keep the performances up. Stoke will be a different sort of game to what we have played so far. They will be more direct with paces of Walters and height of Crouch up front. We will need to be patient and control possession in our usual way...but expect Hughes to have Stoke ready to attack. There might not be as many opportunities for Saints to win the ball so high up the pitch as Stoke will play it out long on a regular basis. This will however, mean our defense needs to stand strong and midfield to control play. It's a tough call on the team...might be worth sticking with a winning side with Osvaldo and Davis on the bench. Ricky, Lallana and Jay Rod form a strong attacking 3 in my view and will cause them problems.[/p][/quote]I don't expect any changes from Fulham, Dani was not on any of the training photos on the saints website, can't read that much into it, but bench at best for him. Poch has got to give J-Rod a run after a cracking performance against Fulham, his confidence must be sky high at the minute. Stoke have been relatively poor defensively this season so we need JWPs delivery into the box to really test them. More of that same please boys, COYR. donni1437

12:44pm Fri 1 Nov 13

DisplacedFan says...

It will be games like this that determine the success of our season. If this were Man City or Chelsea, we would expect them to win. So we still have our doubters both on tv and elsewhere. Do we have to win? No, but if we are looking to really stamp our mark on this league, this has to be three points. And, I might add, a chance to stick it to Crouch. I like Mark Hughes, but you can't make a silk purse out of a cow's ear. 0-2 final score. Let's bet on how many chances they get. I say less than five and only that many because they are at home.
It will be games like this that determine the success of our season. If this were Man City or Chelsea, we would expect them to win. So we still have our doubters both on tv and elsewhere. Do we have to win? No, but if we are looking to really stamp our mark on this league, this has to be three points. And, I might add, a chance to stick it to Crouch. I like Mark Hughes, but you can't make a silk purse out of a cow's ear. 0-2 final score. Let's bet on how many chances they get. I say less than five and only that many because they are at home. DisplacedFan

12:48pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Rojoblanco says...

Wouldn't be surprised if Poch concedes aerial supremacy against huth/ shawcross and starts with Osvaldo over SLR. Don't really mind either way as both have great impact coming off the bench. There can't be too many pundits predicting a stoke win against against the meanest defence in the league. We'll done Lawro, we haven't conceded two goals in a game all season. Pull your thumb out.
Wouldn't be surprised if Poch concedes aerial supremacy against huth/ shawcross and starts with Osvaldo over SLR. Don't really mind either way as both have great impact coming off the bench. There can't be too many pundits predicting a stoke win against against the meanest defence in the league. We'll done Lawro, we haven't conceded two goals in a game all season. Pull your thumb out. Rojoblanco

12:48pm Fri 1 Nov 13

hedge end bob says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
notaclue wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money?
In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.
I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.
Must agree Mush, obviously got the talent but cant seem too get to grips with playing in the premiership. Would not be surprised too see him go in January. Where as I think Dani Osvaldo will come good and fulfil his contract.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money? In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.[/p][/quote]I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.[/p][/quote]Must agree Mush, obviously got the talent but cant seem too get to grips with playing in the premiership. Would not be surprised too see him go in January. Where as I think Dani Osvaldo will come good and fulfil his contract. hedge end bob

1:00pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Velleity says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............



...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse!
19 today!

Happy birthday, JWP.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14.[/p][/quote]18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse![/p][/quote]19 today! Happy birthday, JWP. Velleity

1:18pm Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
Stoke!
Big South Coast derby match at Nottarf Krap tomorrow, the mighty Exeter are visiting and they play in red and white stripes and are fifth in the table.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]Stoke![/p][/quote]Big South Coast derby match at Nottarf Krap tomorrow, the mighty Exeter are visiting and they play in red and white stripes and are fifth in the table. OSPREYSAINT

1:47pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Dave Juson says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
Stoke!
Big South Coast derby match at Nottarf Krap tomorrow, the mighty Exeter are visiting and they play in red and white stripes and are fifth in the table.
And managed by former Saint Paul Tisdale.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]Stoke![/p][/quote]Big South Coast derby match at Nottarf Krap tomorrow, the mighty Exeter are visiting and they play in red and white stripes and are fifth in the table.[/p][/quote]And managed by former Saint Paul Tisdale. Dave Juson

1:49pm Fri 1 Nov 13

hedge end bob says...

Just seen a clip on SOUTH TODAY, Dani and Luke clapping the away supporters after a game. Both smiling and hugging each other. They looked very ,very unhappy . Yea be gone by the end of the week IMO.
Just seen a clip on SOUTH TODAY, Dani and Luke clapping the away supporters after a game. Both smiling and hugging each other. They looked very ,very unhappy . Yea be gone by the end of the week IMO. hedge end bob

1:54pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.
[quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students. Santa Retfordia

2:32pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Mush On The Beach says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.
Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.[/p][/quote]Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia? Mush On The Beach

2:38pm Fri 1 Nov 13

mattboy111 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
Stoke!
Genius
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]Stoke![/p][/quote]Genius mattboy111

2:39pm Fri 1 Nov 13

mattboy111 says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.
Yes arriving by train - could be interesting!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.[/p][/quote]Yes arriving by train - could be interesting! mattboy111

2:44pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.
Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?
Are students not still drinking that? The last time I was in a student union bar (ie about 1998) it was all the rage. I suppose they've all moved on to alcopops and hard drugs...
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.[/p][/quote]Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?[/p][/quote]Are students not still drinking that? The last time I was in a student union bar (ie about 1998) it was all the rage. I suppose they've all moved on to alcopops and hard drugs... Santa Retfordia

2:47pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Mush On The Beach says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
notaclue wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings.....

Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR
How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money?
In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.
I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.
Must agree Mush, obviously got the talent but cant seem too get to grips with playing in the premiership. Would not be surprised too see him go in January. Where as I think Dani Osvaldo will come good and fulfil his contract.
I believe signing South American and African Internationals can come at a bigger distraction risk factor for a club than comes from signing European based internationals. Jet lag and out of season competitions in their respective regions can contribute to a big club disruption. I believe this has not helped Gaston’s cause, but would not be the sole reason for his lack of opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Lets judge Dani and Gaston over time. There is no doubt of their ability but I fear with the World Cup in less than a year these players will start to demand first team football. This may un stabilise the unity of the squad. 27M is a lot of money for the bench - could it be better spent on Astori, Hughes, Ince and/or Ings..... Stick with the same 11 for tomorrow COYR[/p][/quote]How much more time do you want to give Gaston he only signed on a four year contract!! Do you think one good season would be a good return for the money? In my view he is clearly not a MoPo type of player square peg round hole, why buy a player like that and then try to change the way he plays his game. Better to buy a diferent player that already plays the way you want him to.[/p][/quote]I’m a bit gutted the way the Gaston story is unfolding in front of our eyes. We all want our exciting signings to go on and do the business for us but this one for a number of reasons is just not happening so far. I’d like to think there is a happy ending to this one, but begrudgingly concede he will more than likely be back in Serie A for the second half of this season.[/p][/quote]Must agree Mush, obviously got the talent but cant seem too get to grips with playing in the premiership. Would not be surprised too see him go in January. Where as I think Dani Osvaldo will come good and fulfil his contract.[/p][/quote]I believe signing South American and African Internationals can come at a bigger distraction risk factor for a club than comes from signing European based internationals. Jet lag and out of season competitions in their respective regions can contribute to a big club disruption. I believe this has not helped Gaston’s cause, but would not be the sole reason for his lack of opportunity. Mush On The Beach

2:58pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Mush On The Beach says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.
Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?
Are students not still drinking that? The last time I was in a student union bar (ie about 1998) it was all the rage. I suppose they've all moved on to alcopops and hard drugs...
Don’t worry, I know you were being ironic.
I’m guessing you are more a Pernod Anise and Black cheeky chappy ..... far more radical!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.[/p][/quote]Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?[/p][/quote]Are students not still drinking that? The last time I was in a student union bar (ie about 1998) it was all the rage. I suppose they've all moved on to alcopops and hard drugs...[/p][/quote]Don’t worry, I know you were being ironic. I’m guessing you are more a Pernod Anise and Black cheeky chappy ..... far more radical! Mush On The Beach

3:11pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.
Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?
Are students not still drinking that? The last time I was in a student union bar (ie about 1998) it was all the rage. I suppose they've all moved on to alcopops and hard drugs...
Don’t worry, I know you were being ironic.
I’m guessing you are more a Pernod Anise and Black cheeky chappy ..... far more radical!
My student days were all about continental lager and red wine.

Come to think of it, my days since have been about continental lager and red wine. It's nice to get these things settled at an early age, I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]If you arrive by train then, apparently, you get herded by police into the student union bar which is round the corner from the station. Come and say hello - I'll be the scruffy unshaven bloke drinking cider and black. I should definitely stand out in a room full of students.[/p][/quote]Cider and Black? .... is that you Delia?[/p][/quote]Are students not still drinking that? The last time I was in a student union bar (ie about 1998) it was all the rage. I suppose they've all moved on to alcopops and hard drugs...[/p][/quote]Don’t worry, I know you were being ironic. I’m guessing you are more a Pernod Anise and Black cheeky chappy ..... far more radical![/p][/quote]My student days were all about continental lager and red wine. Come to think of it, my days since have been about continental lager and red wine. It's nice to get these things settled at an early age, I suppose. Santa Retfordia

3:36pm Fri 1 Nov 13

notaclue says...

Rojoblanco wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if Poch concedes aerial supremacy against huth/ shawcross and starts with Osvaldo over SLR. Don't really mind either way as both have great impact coming off the bench. There can't be too many pundits predicting a stoke win against against the meanest defence in the league. We'll done Lawro, we haven't conceded two goals in a game all season. Pull your thumb out.
But Osvaldo is also great in the air - he will show us all soon, have faith.
Either of them are capable of a hat-trick tomorrow.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Rojoblanco[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised if Poch concedes aerial supremacy against huth/ shawcross and starts with Osvaldo over SLR. Don't really mind either way as both have great impact coming off the bench. There can't be too many pundits predicting a stoke win against against the meanest defence in the league. We'll done Lawro, we haven't conceded two goals in a game all season. Pull your thumb out.[/p][/quote]But Osvaldo is also great in the air - he will show us all soon, have faith. Either of them are capable of a hat-trick tomorrow. COYR notaclue

3:43pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

mattboy111 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mattboy111 wrote:
Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS
Stoke!
Genius
But seriously, have a great time. Sounds like the drinks are on Retford at the Student Union Bar, so it should be a cracker before, during and after the match.

Wish I could be there. (The SU bar and the match, that is. Not so sure I have any desire to visit Stoke.)
[quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Where are people heading before the game tomorrow...COYS[/p][/quote]Stoke![/p][/quote]Genius[/p][/quote]But seriously, have a great time. Sounds like the drinks are on Retford at the Student Union Bar, so it should be a cracker before, during and after the match. Wish I could be there. (The SU bar and the match, that is. Not so sure I have any desire to visit Stoke.) Strasbourg Saint

3:56pm Fri 1 Nov 13

saintand266 says...

I will be sat in Rome airport during the game tomorrow glued to my phone to see us keep our fantastic run going, 3-1 victory to us
I will be sat in Rome airport during the game tomorrow glued to my phone to see us keep our fantastic run going, 3-1 victory to us saintand266

4:24pm Fri 1 Nov 13

El Santo says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Poor old Lawro is just playing a bad game of double or quits. He knows we have to lose sometime and is just chasing all the embarrassing wrong predictions he has made so far. There are winners and then there are losers, I don’t need to flick a coin to determine which one old Lawro saggy chops is .... LOSER!
Well, hang on, but that already happened... I mean, we got a really bad result against ManU... allowing them to score one! tsk! we are just moving on from that disaster. So, we should hit a good string of results now.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?[/p][/quote]Poor old Lawro is just playing a bad game of double or quits. He knows we have to lose sometime and is just chasing all the embarrassing wrong predictions he has made so far. There are winners and then there are losers, I don’t need to flick a coin to determine which one old Lawro saggy chops is .... LOSER![/p][/quote]Well, hang on, but that already happened... I mean, we got a really bad result against ManU... allowing them to score one! tsk! we are just moving on from that disaster. So, we should hit a good string of results now. El Santo

4:24pm Fri 1 Nov 13

willygetaway says...

Well i,m off to Stoke, i dont see them scoring against us. It has 2-0 Saints written all over this match, and i will go see Mr Ladbrooke and tell him so
COYR
Well i,m off to Stoke, i dont see them scoring against us. It has 2-0 Saints written all over this match, and i will go see Mr Ladbrooke and tell him so COYR willygetaway

4:29pm Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............



...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse!
19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14.[/p][/quote]18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse![/p][/quote]19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994. OSPREYSAINT

4:31pm Fri 1 Nov 13

promised land says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Read lawro's ramblings about our game on Saturday. He really does have chip on his shoulder. Giving his reason based on our recent games against Man U. Claiming they had more chances than us. He predicts, 2 goals for Stoke, really ? A club having scored the least number of goals in the division. Against the club with tightest defence ? Stoke have not won in 6. Saints 7 without defeat. He gives no credible reasoning other than a thinly veiled dislike of the Saints ! He failed as a manager and as a pundit all he can do is give sarcastic comments. Time the BBC got shot of the fool.
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?[/p][/quote]Read lawro's ramblings about our game on Saturday. He really does have chip on his shoulder. Giving his reason based on our recent games against Man U. Claiming they had more chances than us. He predicts, 2 goals for Stoke, really ? A club having scored the least number of goals in the division. Against the club with tightest defence ? Stoke have not won in 6. Saints 7 without defeat. He gives no credible reasoning other than a thinly veiled dislike of the Saints ! He failed as a manager and as a pundit all he can do is give sarcastic comments. Time the BBC got shot of the fool. promised land

4:31pm Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.'

You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?
Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.' You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form? OSPREYSAINT

4:38pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Baddesley Bill says...

willygetaway wrote:
Well i,m off to Stoke, i dont see them scoring against us. It has 2-0 Saints written all over this match, and i will go see Mr Ladbrooke and tell him so
COYR
2-0 is the new 3-1 COYR
[quote][p][bold]willygetaway[/bold] wrote: Well i,m off to Stoke, i dont see them scoring against us. It has 2-0 Saints written all over this match, and i will go see Mr Ladbrooke and tell him so COYR[/p][/quote]2-0 is the new 3-1 COYR Baddesley Bill

4:39pm Fri 1 Nov 13

promised land says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............




...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse!
19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.
Great day to be born, All Saints Day ! Just like myself :)
3 points tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14.[/p][/quote]18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse![/p][/quote]19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.[/p][/quote]Great day to be born, All Saints Day ! Just like myself :) 3 points tomorrow. promised land

4:39pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Confucious says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............




...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse!
19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.
My birthday too today.

My card from my daughter reads: "FOOTBALL: Ninety minutes of torture, injustice and shouting that men look forward to every week."
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14.[/p][/quote]18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse![/p][/quote]19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.[/p][/quote]My birthday too today. My card from my daughter reads: "FOOTBALL: Ninety minutes of torture, injustice and shouting that men look forward to every week." Confucious

4:46pm Fri 1 Nov 13

El Santo says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.'

You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?
I think the Fulham game gave you the answer: NO.
The "drop" in form is called Osvaldo, and not playing in the position that he should. That is what I think.
DISCLAIMER***I may be wrong. I am no football professional. I am just a fan.***
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.' You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?[/p][/quote]I think the Fulham game gave you the answer: NO. The "drop" in form is called Osvaldo, and not playing in the position that he should. That is what I think. DISCLAIMER***I may be wrong. I am no football professional. I am just a fan.*** El Santo

4:48pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Confucious wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud.

This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.
James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............





...
I should hope not - he's still only about 14.
18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse!
19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.
My birthday too today.

My card from my daughter reads: "FOOTBALL: Ninety minutes of torture, injustice and shouting that men look forward to every week."
Happy birthday!

(Your daughter's quite right, obv.)
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Right, we need to get the job done tomorrow. Liverpool and playing Arsenal and Everton are playing Spurs this weekend, which means we've got the opportunity to make a bit of upward progress. Let's go and sing loud. This will be especially effective as today is Mark Hughes' 50th birthday which means he's likely to be nursing a mega-hangover tomorrow. Either that or he'll be having one of those existentialist crises people have when they reach a milestone and there's no way he'll be able to focus on the game.[/p][/quote]James Ward Prowse birthday today, bet he doesn't have a hangover tomorrow............ ...[/p][/quote]I should hope not - he's still only about 14.[/p][/quote]18 I think, and it should read Ward-Prowse![/p][/quote]19 Yes, was of course born 1st November 1994.[/p][/quote]My birthday too today. My card from my daughter reads: "FOOTBALL: Ninety minutes of torture, injustice and shouting that men look forward to every week."[/p][/quote]Happy birthday! (Your daughter's quite right, obv.) Santa Retfordia

4:49pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Santa Retfordia says...

saintand266 wrote:
I will be sat in Rome airport during the game tomorrow glued to my phone to see us keep our fantastic run going, 3-1 victory to us
Don't do that - go and find the Roma goalkeeper and cut holes in his gloves or something. I'm sick of only having the second-best defensive record in Europe.
[quote][p][bold]saintand266[/bold] wrote: I will be sat in Rome airport during the game tomorrow glued to my phone to see us keep our fantastic run going, 3-1 victory to us[/p][/quote]Don't do that - go and find the Roma goalkeeper and cut holes in his gloves or something. I'm sick of only having the second-best defensive record in Europe. Santa Retfordia

5:13pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Clever Dick says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
saintand266 wrote:
I will be sat in Rome airport during the game tomorrow glued to my phone to see us keep our fantastic run going, 3-1 victory to us
Don't do that - go and find the Roma goalkeeper and cut holes in his gloves or something. I'm sick of only having the second-best defensive record in Europe.
Yes it's not good enough. Second in league one, second in the c/ship. ONLY the second best defence in Europe We'll probably come bl00dy second in the Prem this year and then lose the Champions League final next year making us second yet again. Come on NC and MOPo get your act together. PS we've probably only got the second best fans in the universe as well 'cos we al know who's got the bestest, bestest, very bestest.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintand266[/bold] wrote: I will be sat in Rome airport during the game tomorrow glued to my phone to see us keep our fantastic run going, 3-1 victory to us[/p][/quote]Don't do that - go and find the Roma goalkeeper and cut holes in his gloves or something. I'm sick of only having the second-best defensive record in Europe.[/p][/quote]Yes it's not good enough. Second in league one, second in the c/ship. ONLY the second best defence in Europe We'll probably come bl00dy second in the Prem this year and then lose the Champions League final next year making us second yet again. Come on NC and MOPo get your act together. PS we've probably only got the second best fans in the universe as well 'cos we al know who's got the bestest, bestest, very bestest. Clever Dick

5:36pm Fri 1 Nov 13

lowe esteem says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.'

You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?
You should know then shouldn't you, as a Saints fan.
In my less than humble opinion. he's flying, and too good for anyone's bench.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.' You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?[/p][/quote]You should know then shouldn't you, as a Saints fan. In my less than humble opinion. he's flying, and too good for anyone's bench. lowe esteem

6:46pm Fri 1 Nov 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

lowe esteem wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.'

You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?
You should know then shouldn't you, as a Saints fan.
In my less than humble opinion. he's flying, and too good for anyone's bench.
I am of the same view, I don't know why you would think that I would see it in any other way as I didn't actually offer an opinion, merely asking for other posters opinions. My thoughts are that his role has changed, which means he won't getting so many scoring opportunities, but I haven't seen any drop in form at all. I think the game where he was "dropped" was in fact purely tactical, to disrupt any plans that the opposition would have made to counteract him. It worked, so credit to MoPo for not getting stuck in a groove and showing some nouse.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Rickie Lambert when questioned about his reported drop in form and not starting every game, he said,' Saints fans know me...I want what is best for Southampton, not what is best for me.' You have to admire the guy for his honesty, but has he had a drop in form?[/p][/quote]You should know then shouldn't you, as a Saints fan. In my less than humble opinion. he's flying, and too good for anyone's bench.[/p][/quote]I am of the same view, I don't know why you would think that I would see it in any other way as I didn't actually offer an opinion, merely asking for other posters opinions. My thoughts are that his role has changed, which means he won't getting so many scoring opportunities, but I haven't seen any drop in form at all. I think the game where he was "dropped" was in fact purely tactical, to disrupt any plans that the opposition would have made to counteract him. It worked, so credit to MoPo for not getting stuck in a groove and showing some nouse. OSPREYSAINT

7:14pm Fri 1 Nov 13

DisplacedFan says...

promised land wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion!

What did we do that so upset him?
Was it back in the 80's when he was playing?

What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston?

Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues!

How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate!

Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?
Read lawro's ramblings about our game on Saturday. He really does have chip on his shoulder. Giving his reason based on our recent games against Man U. Claiming they had more chances than us. He predicts, 2 goals for Stoke, really ? A club having scored the least number of goals in the division. Against the club with tightest defence ? Stoke have not won in 6. Saints 7 without defeat. He gives no credible reasoning other than a thinly veiled dislike of the Saints ! He failed as a manager and as a pundit all he can do is give sarcastic comments. Time the BBC got shot of the fool.
From the Daily Mail. Enough said!

Southampton in 2013-14 is only the 12th time in English top-flight history that a team has conceded three or fewer goals in their opening nine games. The average finishing position of the teams in the 11 previous instances is fourth.

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[quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Poor old Lawro he really "hates" us with a passion! What did we do that so upset him? Was it back in the 80's when he was playing? What a bitter a twisted northerner - not even a Scouser - isn't he from Preston? Never been able to handle a micky mouse team, in a crappy little ground could produce so many great players and stay in the highest league for so long. He must have loved it when we tumbled down the leagues! How he must spit feathers at our rising from the ashes of dispair! Pundit on Lawro - we know what side of the fence you sit. Even Claridge doesn't have such a chip on his shoulder even though he was a Skate! Get a grip Lawro - get used to seeing us pushing the big boys - even your beloved Liverpool...what was the score again?[/p][/quote]Read lawro's ramblings about our game on Saturday. He really does have chip on his shoulder. Giving his reason based on our recent games against Man U. Claiming they had more chances than us. He predicts, 2 goals for Stoke, really ? A club having scored the least number of goals in the division. Against the club with tightest defence ? Stoke have not won in 6. Saints 7 without defeat. He gives no credible reasoning other than a thinly veiled dislike of the Saints ! He failed as a manager and as a pundit all he can do is give sarcastic comments. Time the BBC got shot of the fool.[/p][/quote]From the Daily Mail. Enough said! Southampton in 2013-14 is only the 12th time in English top-flight history that a team has conceded three or fewer goals in their opening nine games. The average finishing position of the teams in the 11 previous instances is fourth. Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2480384/ST OKE-v-SOUTHAMPTON-La test-team-news-stats .html#ixzz2jQG8DM2G DisplacedFan

7:18pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Buddy SFC says...

'' As hard as-pre season was, I think it's really helped Adam. It's given him an extra yard of pace and a little bit more strength. But, most of all, it's given him the confidence to go and compete against the best players ”

Rickie Lambert on Adam Lallana

AL for England ........... NOW !
'' As hard as-pre season was, I think it's really helped Adam. It's given him an extra yard of pace and a little bit more strength. But, most of all, it's given him the confidence to go and compete against the best players ” Rickie Lambert on Adam Lallana AL for England ........... NOW ! Buddy SFC

7:20pm Fri 1 Nov 13

SaintinCanada says...

Another symptom of success is that the Stoke game has been selected for a live broadcast here in the Great White North on a channel that picks up a "top team" that isn't featured on one of the "main-four" feeds (which we pay through the nose for). That will be six weeks on the trot for me without listening to Merrington.

"What Saints mustn't do now is drop out of the top six!"
Another symptom of success is that the Stoke game has been selected for a live broadcast here in the Great White North on a channel that picks up a "top team" that isn't featured on one of the "main-four" feeds (which we pay through the nose for). That will be six weeks on the trot for me without listening to Merrington. "What Saints mustn't do now is drop out of the top six!" SaintinCanada

7:53pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Confucious says...

SaintinCanada wrote:
Another symptom of success is that the Stoke game has been selected for a live broadcast here in the Great White North on a channel that picks up a "top team" that isn't featured on one of the "main-four" feeds (which we pay through the nose for). That will be six weeks on the trot for me without listening to Merrington.

"What Saints mustn't do now is drop out of the top six!"
Good stuff. It always pleases me to know that, especially thanks to all this modern technology, there are Saints watching and listening all over the world. For ninety minutes we're all together.
[quote][p][bold]SaintinCanada[/bold] wrote: Another symptom of success is that the Stoke game has been selected for a live broadcast here in the Great White North on a channel that picks up a "top team" that isn't featured on one of the "main-four" feeds (which we pay through the nose for). That will be six weeks on the trot for me without listening to Merrington. "What Saints mustn't do now is drop out of the top six!"[/p][/quote]Good stuff. It always pleases me to know that, especially thanks to all this modern technology, there are Saints watching and listening all over the world. For ninety minutes we're all together. Confucious

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