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Southampton v Newcastle United Your Report added at 07:10:19
Still a bit drained. I haven't seen the replay yet but MD's tackle looked a lot like RB's in the Leicester game -100 times worse in slow motion. The penalty was really not clear cut. Both these incidents yet again highlights the failure of VAR's only purpose for existing.

Still created a great atmosphere and hats off to the players for a great performance. Valery made a mistake but it's a bit harsh to lay into himas he has only just come back. PEH and JWP played out of their skins. CA and MA really need to learn how to play together. Why does obafemi always Look to lay the ball off when he is brought on for his speed.

Alex McCarthy redeems himself.

Irritating game, hopefully this fires us back up.
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West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added at 19:14:36
The definition of insanity - do the same thing and expect different results.
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Southampton v Aston Villa Your Report added at 02:24:47
Great performance. Deserved to be 3-0 up at half time. Great assists from MD and CA. Smallbone had a great debut.

6 from the next 9 points and we can then really push on without looking over our shoulders. COYR!
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Southampton v Burnley Your Report added at 08:00:52
Aside from that really odd first goal, same old same old. Looked great for most of the first half. Then let a goal in and it all went to pot.

Agree completely with the fact that we are too slow going forwards against sides that drop back deep. End up doing that useless 'hit and hope' passing low crossing into the box. Sometimes our attacking players look like they have only just started playing together and haven't got the slightest idea what their team mates might do next.

JS had some cracking runs forward. He has really improved this year. KWP had a good but not great debut.

RH's subs were a bit odd. All the attackers seemed to crowd each other out.

Tbh JV terrifies me, he is so slow and really not suited to this build from the back style. Djenapo seems to have gone backwards. Perhaps they just both need a run of games.

Playing an organised side like Burnley in the rain was always going to be a challenge. Unfortunately we didn't meet it. Not the end of the world. COYS
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added at 09:38:31
^ This
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Liverpool v Southampton Your Report added at 18:39:45
Great first half. They got away with a couple of hand balls but the penalty decisions evened out.

Could have been 2 nil up, unfortunately Shane did a great block.

Defence did the usual and just watched people when we needed a bit of positional play or a block.

Hey ho. A bit frustrating if I'm honest. The score doesn't really do us justice.
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Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers Your Report added at 09:52:18
Agree we had 5 really good chances in the second half. Couldn't finish.

Unfortunately having now seen it again it was definitely a penalty. The other 2 goals were poorly defended. Players being left unmarked or no challenge put in.

So fault lies at both ends after a really good first half.

The Wolves fans put us to shame with the amount of noise they were making. 2 nil and we cocked it up indeed.

Why Jiminez was allowed to lie on the floor for 3 minutes escapes me.

Bad day at the office after recent weeks. Hopefully the jitters won't set in.
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Leicester City v Southampton Your Report added at 17:54:09
Played really well right from the start. Ings should have had a hat trick ...but don't want to be greedy.

What a change in defence. Really functioning well as a unit now.

Everyone is working hard, not sure I can really fault anyone. Full credit to Ralph.

Shane ran his socks off and Adams makes another great assist.

Things are looking up.

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Southampton v Norwich City Your Report added at 14:00:31
Enjoyed watching it. Just wish I didn't have to watch the last 20 minutes through my clenched fingers. We never make it easy for ourselves.

Just hope a bit of confidence is starting to embed itself.

COYS!
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Southampton v Watford Your Report added at 21:49:42
Usual. We start off well. Concede at the first half decent chance. Fall apart. Come back together. Huff and puff and squander chances galore. Play well in the second half but get nothing......but crucially THIS time we pulled through. Hopefully we can stumble through the next few games in a similar style and get a few more wins. COYS!
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Southampton v AFC Bournemouth Your Report added at 06:07:30
Poor team selection, we needed better than a makeshift defence. All the good attacking work will come to nothing if we just squander every chance without hitting the target. JWP particularly guilty of this last night. Adams needs to break his duck really quickly or we are going to drift off the pace again.
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Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton Your Report added at 21:43:40
Interesting isn't it. Last week we played well in the first half but lost. This week we didn't play as well but got 2 really good goals and won. Looking at these comments though you would have thought we had lost again. I agree though with some of the above Boufal deserves a start.
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Southampton v Liverpool Your Report added at 23:41:01
Saintbrock - lol fair cop. I think I'm stuck in the 90's!
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Southampton v Liverpool Your Report added at 18:30:24
We deserved something after that first half performance. Same old story though all over them and can't convert into goals. Ings almost knicked something though and Evans really should have scored in the first half.

Gunn was great, Bednarek is now infected with dodgy CB disease, Djenepo looks good. Not too sure I want to see Evans crossing from the wingto Redmond in the box too often. Not really what we pay him for!

All in all a lot better than last week but now left with that agonising 'if only' feeling. COYS!
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Burnley v Southampton Your Report added at 19:00:08
Disaster darling!

Only positive is Che didn't get sent off for that clodhopper challenge.

Looked evenly matched but then Vestergaard drops a bol0k and it all goes pear shaped. Hey ho, we march on!
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Southampton v Huddersfield Town Your Report added at 21:11:43
Dull game which showed really why we are where we are. All our full backs had already mentally packed and gone on holiday, our strikers were back to their old tippy tappy hesitant ways trying to pass the ball into the net rather than shoot, and an individual error in defence cancelled out a great goal and from a winning position...again.

Best bit about the game: Iron Fran at half time and his reception

Bit that totally summed up the game:the bloke 'running' on the pitch, bowing to every stand while being pursued at an equally slow rate by the groundstaff, who also looked like they couldn't really be bothered.

Thank F that season is over. Hope Ralph is given what he needs to have a good crack at next year. Best wishes to all Saints fans for a great summer.
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West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added at 10:20:07
I saw things a bit differently from most of the above. This is just my perspective but Ely looked a lot better to me, that's not too much praise as he was dire earlier in the season. His final ball was better and he did some good stuff of the Ings and long non scoring variety but that doesn't count for much with most people, Armstrong was totally lightweight and ineffective , I'm leaning towards the flog him off camp as our midfield is so strong, and poor old Forster was looking okay but fell off fast and looks spent, ......that second goal jeez. Until Redmond came on we looked to be preparing for our summer break . Ralph hopefully was using this free game to look at a few players but if that was a serious team picked to get a result against West Ham, he made a big mistake. Oh well, bring on next season, this one is done.
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Watford v Southampton Your Report added at 09:17:37
Great game to watch, we played really well for 90% of the game. A point away at Watford is worth having.

A bit frustrating that we just couldn't capitalise on all our other chances or hang on to our lead but yet again we seem to struggle for hold on to the ball and manage the game when we are trying to hang on to a lead. Enormous pressure on all the defenders not to make a single error. I'm sure the usual suspect will cop some undeserved flak for a mistake caused by effectively the whole team.

Shane Long now a positive pub quiz answer who ever would have thought!

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Southampton v Liverpool Your Report added at 17:15:25
Oh and I thought Vestergaard had a really great match last night. Looked really solid.
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Southampton v Liverpool Your Report added at 09:51:16
Frustrating. We matched them for most of the game. PEH was immense. Shane Long almost seemed dumbstruck when the chance fell to him! Good to see some attacking substitutions but our late game management sucks. This was a free hit, just need those 2 wins and based on how we playefwe should be okay. COYR!
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