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Southampton 0 v 0 Newcastle United
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 27th October 2018 Kick-off 15:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Sunday 28th October but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Alex McCarthy5.8
Cedric Soares5.9
Jack Stephens6.2
Wesley Hoedt5.8
Ryan Bertrand5.8
Nathan Redmond5.5
Oriol Romeu5.0
Mario Lemina6.3
Mohamed Elyounoussi4.1
Charlie Austin3.3
Danny Ings4.9
Shane Long3.6
James Ward-Prowse4.6
Manolo Gabbiadini4.4
6.2Martin Dubravka
5.2DeAndre Yedlin
5.3Jamaal Lascelles
5.1Federico Fernandez
4.9Paul Dummett
5.2Matt Ritchie
5.1Jonjo Shelvey
4.9Mohamed Diame
4.6Robert Kenedy
3.9Ayoze Pérez
4.2Yoshinori Muto
4.2Ki Sung-Yeung
3.9Salomon Rondon
3.5Christian Atsu

Match Rating3.4 

Your Southampton v Newcastle United Match Reports

I_would added 17:25 - Oct 27


codge added 18:03 - Oct 27

Yet again no goals we are awful in front of goal,luckily we were playing the bottom team and they looked worse than us which is not saying to much.As soon as l saw Austin up front again l thought were playing with ten men,sorry but his game has left him way behind and provides hardly any offense anymore.Some of the play was OK but if we only had to play from our 18 yard line to there's we would be OK but when we get in the penalty area we are lost.

SaintBrock added 21:13 - Oct 27

Our lads played quite well for once, no lack of effort so it has to be the manager. There are some talented guys in our squad so get a new manager in before they all end up as pitiful as Long and Austin.

JWP on for Romeu, you gotta be kidding. Nightmare on Britannia Road.

sidsaint added 21:47 - Oct 27

if only games were won on statistics. Unfortunately they are won by scoring goals.

SanMarco added 21:58 - Oct 27

Can't think that of even many of our statistics that would point to us winning games sid.

Elyounoussi seems to be joining Austin, Long and Redmond in the non-goalscoring club. It all lookd pretty dire to me - three worse teams than us? Hopefully, but that is the only hope as the decision-makers at our club are totally useless. Remember that we went into the last few mins of the transfer-window without even Ings. He will be our top-scorer and may even break double figures. God only knows where the other goals are coming from. Our rapid decline was there for all to see out there today.

KriSaint added 22:24 - Oct 27

Lack of cutting edge yet again. Good defensive display the only encouraging thing. Back to back clean sheets don´t happen too often. Well done in that department.
Why are we so toothless in attack?? I hope Sam McQueen starts against Leicester next week in the League Cup 1/8 final, because we simply have to try something new...

dirk_doone added 23:19 - Oct 27

One bright spot was the performance of Jack Stephens. When he plays we usually keep a clean sheet. Our academy seems to have produced another good player, although the credit for that must go to scouts and coaches who have since been replaced.

dirk_doone added 23:24 - Oct 27

KriSaint, McQueen might be a good call. Pity we can't get Hesketh back as well. The players we have spent tens of millions of pounds on lately, like Carrillo and Vestergaard, are utter tosh and, as Stephens has shown recently, we'd probably be better off giving our academy products games.

Stevebish added 23:42 - Oct 27

So do we think the problem is our players are not good enough or is it the formation the manager has them playing

cocklebreath added 08:12 - Oct 28


the_saint added 08:59 - Oct 28

Look on the bright side nobody else are going to bid for our players well non of the top clubs anyway, did hear from a reliable source we are now tendering to the championship for our players and have informed league 1 not to worry their we be enough crap left over for you. On the positive side toilet cues are going down at half time

TimSaint added 10:20 - Oct 28

KriSaint and Dirk - sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Sam McQueen is currently on loan at Middlesbrough, so is not available for selection at Leicester on Tuesday night.

Ali_Diarea added 10:21 - Oct 28

As Jermaine Jeans said on MOTD, the players look desperate, pick the wrong pass and lack quality in the final third. That’s not the manager’s fault, we have crap players who lack the killer instinct. I can’t even be bothered to rant anymore, can someone else finish this off for me please...

the_saint added 11:11 - Oct 28

Sure Ali we are sh#t

the_saint added 11:15 - Oct 28

But I would add that Hughes is to blame as well he’s the one on the training ground and responsible for fitness

SanMarco added 12:20 - Oct 28

I think the stats comparing Hughes with the previous manager are interesting. Assuming there is no sensation next Saturday MH will have had half a season in charge and gained 15 points. Even my maths says that 30 for a whole season.

MH can only play with what he has available but if the previous two managers were sacked because they weren't getting enough out of the strong (still labelled such in some but ever-decreasing circles) squad then where does that leave us? The people responsible for the quality of the squad also appoint the manager. It is time that they took some responsibility - resignations higher up in the club structure are now necessary (have been for some while but yesterday was a new low for me). Where that leaves MH I don't know but if he plays Long again...

Pecky3 added 14:54 - Oct 28

Dreadful game. We couldnt score if we played till midnight! This team is set for the Championship next season I regret to say. Change of manager needed immediately!

vanmans added 17:29 - Oct 28

Individual greed and lack of ambition has killed this club. LES REED AND RALPH KRUEGER MUST GO NOW.

fubsy added 17:44 - Oct 28

Constantly changing the manager has got us into this mess. Puel and Pellegrino didn't have time to turn things round. Sacking Puel (in hindsight was a big mistake). We need some continuity and 2 new strikers - Long and Austin need replacing straight away. Promote 2 of our young strikers and give them a run. After all they can't score less........

One little whinge about visiting teams - I am sick to death of teams parking the bus. They show no inclination to make a game, they shut up shop and hope to nick a goal... it's boring.

SaintBrock added 18:46 - Oct 28

If it helps, we noticed that Les Reed was sat on the end of the third row of the Directors' box and not alongside Kreuger at the front. This has to mean something, so watch this space as they say.....

KriSaint added 02:32 - Oct 29

Can someone follow me when I say, that it is as if our current team has no soul/nerve/edge....?
When I try to analyze why I feel this way (and I have not felt like this before over longer periodes in my 38 years as a Saints fan), I end up concluding that THIS (=loss of "team soul") is what can happen when many CRUCIAL players (AND MANAGERS) leave a club within short time....., (all the while a f*****g chinese business man (without a clue about football), and who has never heard about nice things like "the Southampton way" (= 50 % of the players in the first team are hopefully homegrown) buys the main seat at the table at the club :( ….).

Our board carries by far most of the blame for our boring, lacklustre, soulless
I am not sure what to say next….. (about what we fans can do about this) other than pray for a miracle that makes us win the league Cup = the short cut to shake the club wildly in a positive direction. Man, that would wake everybody associated with the club up from this dire 2½ season period.

TimSaint added 11:46 - Oct 29

KriSaint - we nearly won the league cup under Puel. It created a slight feel good factor at the time, especially after the Anfield win, plus a massive scramble for tickets. But then it was back to the boring brand of don't lose, but maybe see if we can nick it if we can be bothered football, that CP was ultimately sacked for and it was back to square one.

I don't know what the answer is, but the black box has long gone and there are a few players and board members who should have gone with it. Our scoring record must be the worst ever now, especially at home, and that is now 5 games in a row in the league without a goal. It reminds me of our time under Puel and Pell, especially when Reed took the first bid of £30m for our winger Mane, who has now scored 40 goals in 2 and a bit seasons at Liverpool - which is more than we managed in the whole league season last season !!

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