Cork facing spell on the sidelines

Jack Cork is attended to at Selhurst Park.

Jack Cork is attended to at Selhurst Park.

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Saints midfielder Jack Cork left Selhurst Park wearing a protective boot today, after injuring his ankle against Crystal Palace.

The 24-year-old hurt himself when he landed awkwardly in the first-half and was immediately forced off, later departing down the tunnel using a pair of crutches.

Saints will assess the injury in the coming days, but the initial indications appear to be that Cork could be sidelined for a few weeks.

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6:38pm Sat 8 Mar 14

warrens 76 says...

Come on Corky..
Come on Corky.. warrens 76
  • Score: 21

6:55pm Sat 8 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ouch! that had to hurt, get well soon Jack, you are in good hands, just ask Dejan and Gaston.
Ouch! that had to hurt, get well soon Jack, you are in good hands, just ask Dejan and Gaston. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 14

9:06pm Sat 8 Mar 14

White and red till dead says...

Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.
Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today. White and red till dead
  • Score: -10

9:50pm Sat 8 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

White and red till dead wrote:
Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.
If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.[/p][/quote]If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 23

11:06pm Sat 8 Mar 14

SaintJoeBhoy says...

White and red till dead wrote:
Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.
What game were you watching? Yes Wanyama had a few stray passes today but do you actually pay any attention to the work he had done all game off the ball? Winning tackles, breaking up palace attacks and closing off space before palace broke. Victor is a different class, if we are keeping clean sheets when he is playing 'woeful' then I'm really looking forward to when he is playing 'well' in your opinion!
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.[/p][/quote]What game were you watching? Yes Wanyama had a few stray passes today but do you actually pay any attention to the work he had done all game off the ball? Winning tackles, breaking up palace attacks and closing off space before palace broke. Victor is a different class, if we are keeping clean sheets when he is playing 'woeful' then I'm really looking forward to when he is playing 'well' in your opinion! SaintJoeBhoy
  • Score: 34

6:40am Sun 9 Mar 14

Wayne marchant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.
If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.
We were only playing Palace
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.[/p][/quote]If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.[/p][/quote]We were only playing Palace Wayne marchant
  • Score: -15

9:52am Sun 9 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wayne marchant wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.
If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.
We were only playing Palace
Crystal Palace who are a tough tackling team fighting for their lives in a Relegation battle, with a Manager who is very good at his job, that statement sounds sounds extremely arrogant, any team in the Premier is capable of beating any other one. Watch replays of the game and just watch Victor and I think you will find he did a great deal, both on and off the ball, yes he was culpable of giving the ball away, but on a couple of those occasions the ball was passed to him in an awkard situation.
It is my opinion that the more games Victor plays, the better he will become and you detractors will be eating your words, pick me up on it later if I am wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.[/p][/quote]If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.[/p][/quote]We were only playing Palace[/p][/quote]Crystal Palace who are a tough tackling team fighting for their lives in a Relegation battle, with a Manager who is very good at his job, that statement sounds sounds extremely arrogant, any team in the Premier is capable of beating any other one. Watch replays of the game and just watch Victor and I think you will find he did a great deal, both on and off the ball, yes he was culpable of giving the ball away, but on a couple of those occasions the ball was passed to him in an awkard situation. It is my opinion that the more games Victor plays, the better he will become and you detractors will be eating your words, pick me up on it later if I am wrong. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 14

9:55am Sun 9 Mar 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

Get well soon Corky
He really needs a song
There's only one Jack Cork doesn't cut the mustard for a player of his stature
Get well soon Corky He really needs a song There's only one Jack Cork doesn't cut the mustard for a player of his stature There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 8

10:39am Sun 9 Mar 14

JohnItaly says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.
If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.
Have an unpleasant feeling Wanyama is replacing Fox as the player some fans are going to find fault with whatever the outcome of a game. Criticising a player is acceptable to a point providing it is constructive but criticism aimed at one player regardless of his performance is totally unacceptable.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he's not out for too long. Wanyama was woeful today.[/p][/quote]If we can keep a clean sheet when he is woeful, we should do OK when he improves a little.[/p][/quote]Have an unpleasant feeling Wanyama is replacing Fox as the player some fans are going to find fault with whatever the outcome of a game. Criticising a player is acceptable to a point providing it is constructive but criticism aimed at one player regardless of his performance is totally unacceptable. JohnItaly
  • Score: 19

12:20pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Good luck, Jack!

This season, his attitude has been superb when not playing as well as when playing, and his performances have been outstanding.

The only plus point to this is that it will enable Victor and James to get some much-needed game time. It may also give an occasional chance to Harrison Reed.
Good luck, Jack! This season, his attitude has been superb when not playing as well as when playing, and his performances have been outstanding. The only plus point to this is that it will enable Victor and James to get some much-needed game time. It may also give an occasional chance to Harrison Reed. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

12:22pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Totally Oblivious says...

Saints are fortunate to have Wanyama. Before his long lay off through injury he was immense in Saints midfield. Like going into battle with a Sherman tank in midfield- 'they shall not pass'. Maybe not creative enough, but Saints' defensive record was superb. Remember? I would like him to get in opposition boxes more often and cause chaos like the donkey at Wet Spam, with his physical presence. He scored a few goals at Celtic that way.
Saints are fortunate to have Wanyama. Before his long lay off through injury he was immense in Saints midfield. Like going into battle with a Sherman tank in midfield- 'they shall not pass'. Maybe not creative enough, but Saints' defensive record was superb. Remember? I would like him to get in opposition boxes more often and cause chaos like the donkey at Wet Spam, with his physical presence. He scored a few goals at Celtic that way. Totally Oblivious
  • Score: 12

1:34pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

The Wanyama v Cork row will hopefully rumble on for a few seasons.
Both bring different strengths to the game but in the end it will always come down to personal opinion.
Mine, for what it is worth, is that Cork is a superior player to Wanyama, simply because he keeps the ball easier than Wanyama, even when he receives the ball in tight situations. And part of that is due to, again just my opinion, a better first touch and a better ability to shield the ball, despite being less bulky than Wanyama.
Also, his less aggressive approach concedes fewer free kicks, potentially in dangerous areas of the pitch, given the position they play.
As I say, it's all about opinion.
The Wanyama v Cork row will hopefully rumble on for a few seasons. Both bring different strengths to the game but in the end it will always come down to personal opinion. Mine, for what it is worth, is that Cork is a superior player to Wanyama, simply because he keeps the ball easier than Wanyama, even when he receives the ball in tight situations. And part of that is due to, again just my opinion, a better first touch and a better ability to shield the ball, despite being less bulky than Wanyama. Also, his less aggressive approach concedes fewer free kicks, potentially in dangerous areas of the pitch, given the position they play. As I say, it's all about opinion. Costa Baz
  • Score: 6

2:28pm Sun 9 Mar 14

st bevois says...

Lets hope that whilst he is on the side-lines they talk about a new contract rather than wait till the summer. I am more than happy to have both to choose from and you could play both in the same team if you were willing to drop or rest Davies . Victor is also still a young'un to. Part o the long-term plan referred to by Poch hopefully. Corky has shown in the past that he can operate wide right linking with full-back. He can also wip-in a mean cross. Selection dilemma for Poch,, which he would love to have for every position I'm sure. We have it for some positions, but not all yet. More second halves like that defensively in recent games and we would have sailed through 40 points already. More of the same from Jay Rod too! Roll on Norwich and let's roll them over. Shootin boots on please boys - another little bogey team that we need to put to bed, who have picked up far more points against us in recent years than their performances ever merited (they always seem to get away with an extra man on the pitch!!!)
Lets hope that whilst he is on the side-lines they talk about a new contract rather than wait till the summer. I am more than happy to have both to choose from and you could play both in the same team if you were willing to drop or rest Davies . Victor is also still a young'un to. Part o the long-term plan referred to by Poch hopefully. Corky has shown in the past that he can operate wide right linking with full-back. He can also wip-in a mean cross. Selection dilemma for Poch,, which he would love to have for every position I'm sure. We have it for some positions, but not all yet. More second halves like that defensively in recent games and we would have sailed through 40 points already. More of the same from Jay Rod too! Roll on Norwich and let's roll them over. Shootin boots on please boys - another little bogey team that we need to put to bed, who have picked up far more points against us in recent years than their performances ever merited (they always seem to get away with an extra man on the pitch!!!) st bevois
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Costa Baz wrote:
The Wanyama v Cork row will hopefully rumble on for a few seasons.
Both bring different strengths to the game but in the end it will always come down to personal opinion.
Mine, for what it is worth, is that Cork is a superior player to Wanyama, simply because he keeps the ball easier than Wanyama, even when he receives the ball in tight situations. And part of that is due to, again just my opinion, a better first touch and a better ability to shield the ball, despite being less bulky than Wanyama.
Also, his less aggressive approach concedes fewer free kicks, potentially in dangerous areas of the pitch, given the position they play.
As I say, it's all about opinion.
What is clear, Baz, is that a Victor-Jack combo would be absolutely friggin' incredible. As you suggest, let's hope they are BOTH with us for many years.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: The Wanyama v Cork row will hopefully rumble on for a few seasons. Both bring different strengths to the game but in the end it will always come down to personal opinion. Mine, for what it is worth, is that Cork is a superior player to Wanyama, simply because he keeps the ball easier than Wanyama, even when he receives the ball in tight situations. And part of that is due to, again just my opinion, a better first touch and a better ability to shield the ball, despite being less bulky than Wanyama. Also, his less aggressive approach concedes fewer free kicks, potentially in dangerous areas of the pitch, given the position they play. As I say, it's all about opinion.[/p][/quote]What is clear, Baz, is that a Victor-Jack combo would be absolutely friggin' incredible. As you suggest, let's hope they are BOTH with us for many years. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 6

4:59pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
The Wanyama v Cork row will hopefully rumble on for a few seasons.
Both bring different strengths to the game but in the end it will always come down to personal opinion.
Mine, for what it is worth, is that Cork is a superior player to Wanyama, simply because he keeps the ball easier than Wanyama, even when he receives the ball in tight situations. And part of that is due to, again just my opinion, a better first touch and a better ability to shield the ball, despite being less bulky than Wanyama.
Also, his less aggressive approach concedes fewer free kicks, potentially in dangerous areas of the pitch, given the position they play.
As I say, it's all about opinion.
What is clear, Baz, is that a Victor-Jack combo would be absolutely friggin' incredible. As you suggest, let's hope they are BOTH with us for many years.
When Wanyama was bought, before the season kicked off, I was among those that thought Morgan could play ahead of them.
For some reason MP doesn't see that as a working combination, which surprises me as Morgan in previous seasons, has always shown that he can play box to box and pop up in the opponents area.
He hasn't done that as often, this season.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: The Wanyama v Cork row will hopefully rumble on for a few seasons. Both bring different strengths to the game but in the end it will always come down to personal opinion. Mine, for what it is worth, is that Cork is a superior player to Wanyama, simply because he keeps the ball easier than Wanyama, even when he receives the ball in tight situations. And part of that is due to, again just my opinion, a better first touch and a better ability to shield the ball, despite being less bulky than Wanyama. Also, his less aggressive approach concedes fewer free kicks, potentially in dangerous areas of the pitch, given the position they play. As I say, it's all about opinion.[/p][/quote]What is clear, Baz, is that a Victor-Jack combo would be absolutely friggin' incredible. As you suggest, let's hope they are BOTH with us for many years.[/p][/quote]When Wanyama was bought, before the season kicked off, I was among those that thought Morgan could play ahead of them. For some reason MP doesn't see that as a working combination, which surprises me as Morgan in previous seasons, has always shown that he can play box to box and pop up in the opponents area. He hasn't done that as often, this season. Costa Baz
  • Score: 3

1:43pm Mon 10 Mar 14

lowe esteem says...

st bevois wrote:
Lets hope that whilst he is on the side-lines they talk about a new contract rather than wait till the summer. I am more than happy to have both to choose from and you could play both in the same team if you were willing to drop or rest Davies . Victor is also still a young'un to. Part o the long-term plan referred to by Poch hopefully. Corky has shown in the past that he can operate wide right linking with full-back. He can also wip-in a mean cross. Selection dilemma for Poch,, which he would love to have for every position I'm sure. We have it for some positions, but not all yet. More second halves like that defensively in recent games and we would have sailed through 40 points already. More of the same from Jay Rod too! Roll on Norwich and let's roll them over. Shootin boots on please boys - another little bogey team that we need to put to bed, who have picked up far more points against us in recent years than their performances ever merited (they always seem to get away with an extra man on the pitch!!!)
Another thing that people miss when making ill-advised comparisons in their 'You are the Boss' reality TV manner- is the fact that with age comes experience. One of the things that separates the brilliant from the good is an ability to work on strengths and weaknesses. I certainly feel that this has been the case with Corky, along with most of the other young men of this team, and certainly borne out from those of us that have watched Adam and Rickie et al grow with us, and long may it continue. Of course the Manager can take some credit here, but it's the individuals concerned that have more than stepped up. We must remember this then, when being too critical of Victor's distribution, he is -hopefully- another 'work in progress' and part of 'our' team for a long time hence.
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: Lets hope that whilst he is on the side-lines they talk about a new contract rather than wait till the summer. I am more than happy to have both to choose from and you could play both in the same team if you were willing to drop or rest Davies . Victor is also still a young'un to. Part o the long-term plan referred to by Poch hopefully. Corky has shown in the past that he can operate wide right linking with full-back. He can also wip-in a mean cross. Selection dilemma for Poch,, which he would love to have for every position I'm sure. We have it for some positions, but not all yet. More second halves like that defensively in recent games and we would have sailed through 40 points already. More of the same from Jay Rod too! Roll on Norwich and let's roll them over. Shootin boots on please boys - another little bogey team that we need to put to bed, who have picked up far more points against us in recent years than their performances ever merited (they always seem to get away with an extra man on the pitch!!!)[/p][/quote]Another thing that people miss when making ill-advised comparisons in their 'You are the Boss' reality TV manner- is the fact that with age comes experience. One of the things that separates the brilliant from the good is an ability to work on strengths and weaknesses. I certainly feel that this has been the case with Corky, along with most of the other young men of this team, and certainly borne out from those of us that have watched Adam and Rickie et al grow with us, and long may it continue. Of course the Manager can take some credit here, but it's the individuals concerned that have more than stepped up. We must remember this then, when being too critical of Victor's distribution, he is -hopefully- another 'work in progress' and part of 'our' team for a long time hence. lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

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