|aceofthebase added 16:29 - Apr 27|
Sack the POX and bring back Adkins. The POX has no ideas
LostBoys added 22:02 - Apr 27
Pretty awful stuff as the defence except Clyne struggled to deal with the West Brom attack. Below par performances by most of the team except for Schneiderlin, Davis and Clyne. I do not eant to single anyone out or debate the Ramirez sending off after being fouled by Long three times but Fox and lallana were both piss poor. Lallana seems to have lost his form completely.
LostBoys added 22:06 - Apr 27
I forgot - if you have had a really crap game and have been pulled please dont go on the radio and tell us how disappointed you are - there were 28,000 Saints fans more disappointed than you.
ugliest added 23:44 - Apr 27
Just bad all over the place, nobody reached his capacities
winchesterbob added 13:22 - Apr 28
WBA came with a good plan and gave us a lesson in defending and attacking. MoPo had no plan to cope or counter. Apart from that completely agree with LostBoys.
harrapuk added 21:09 - Apr 28
Thank goodness for Spurs late equaliser at Wigan.
Next 2 matches look very difficult so could still all go to the last day.
simmo400 added 06:17 - Apr 29
A very poor day at the office.
redblooded added 08:15 - Apr 29
I think our blaming our own team is taking a lot away from WBA. They obviously knew the boom ball over the top is our weakness, and they had two players up front with the quality to exploit this. And to be honest WBA were just as good with the ball on the floor and the passing game.
Their scoring first was the clincher, WBA could then defend deep and catch us on the counter attack. Which they did with regularity and quality.
Our attack was ponderous, there was little movement off the ball and you could see the game slow down every time Saints got the ball, there was only ever one pass open to our player on the ball and that was inevitably a back-pass.
I think this is just a blip for our team. We have to be more canny and defensive at the start against quality teams, and WBA are a quality team, no doubt. Saints need to score first as it suits our style of play to have the opposition attacking or chasing the game.
It is unfair to constantly blame the defence as they are usually left to handle attackers on their own due to the mid-field being to high up the pitch. As much as we hate it the "boom-ball" is our Achilles heel, and we need to find a way to counter it.
LesVivian added 09:33 - Apr 29
Nothing has been said about the dreadful substitution at half-time! Taking off Jack Cork, if he was not injured, must rate as the worst tactical decision since Nigel took off Lambert, Puncheon and Lallana against Manchester United! Jack Cork is one of the best midfielders of his type in the league - pinching the ball, letting it run in order to make space, and laying it off to colleagues in good postions. Terrible decision!
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