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|Premier League 19/20 - rubbish or better than last year?|
at 22:19 22 Jan 2020
"The fact there are only 11 points between 5th and 19th places in the Premier League is pretty extraordinary. At the same stage of last season that gap was 30 points."
Quote from Bruce Millington on Twitter - food for thought.
at 19:27 14 Dec 2019
Just all I ca say ... FFS
at 09:00 9 Dec 2019
Reading this about Arsenal; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/12/08/lack-leadership-price-arsenal-mu
A lot of teams seem to be preferring younger players over older ones and copying the "Les Reed way", or trying to.
I think most of us have said that the Saints of the 80s/90s was a great balance of young players with the occasional older head in the team and that, the team should go back to that. I still maintain someone like Cahill would've been a good signing as an older pro.
But now we see Ljunberg coming out and saying similar. Whether he's right or not, we shall see.
There is nothing wrong with a pathway to the first team for young players obviously.
at 10:14 27 Nov 2019
I don't like banging the ex-Saints player drum, but.
Morgan Schneiderlin; is not playing much, or playing well. I think he would be an astute January signing to help out in defensive midfield. If he's even half the player he was, he's still better than what Saints currently have and I feel that he's exactly the sort of player who would thrive under Hasenhüttl ...
Just a thought.
at 09:12 21 Oct 2019
I see people moaning on the other forum and Twitter about Saints' home form being poor. It is. But maybe it's not the Manager's fault, maybe it's the myriad of knobhead fans sat around moaning, groaning and shouting at the players rather than supporting them? Away support is generally better and there seems to be more appreciation between players and fans.
Just a thought.
at 19:00 6 Oct 2019
Anyone saying this, of which I've seen a few is an utter c**t. The guy has a duff hand with players, a duff hand with staff and a duff hand with investors. He's the one shining light in the club.
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|Saints league position|
at 22:28 15 Sep 2019
So ... I know I know, it's early, but people were w*nking themselves silly about Palace last week, being 4th. If Saints beat Bournemouth on Friday, they'll (temporarily) be 3rd?? Mental, given the fact that the defence is bollocks.
F**k it, what a season this could be ...
Wolves, everyone's pick for the top 6/7 are floundering. Watford are dreadful, Bournemouth not much better, Palace the same. West Ham and Everton are two unknowns really, but the whole league outside Liverpool and Man City is wide open this year. Much better than expected.
|January signings thread|
at 09:04 9 Sep 2019
A post just for Saint22 to list some names ...
But seriously, what positions do you want Saints to strengthen in January, I still think we're lacking some defensive talent. Maybe the defensive midfielder position is the big one still.
|Anyone going to St Mary's tomorrow night?|
at 09:02 9 Sep 2019
As per the subject. Anyone on here off to watch England tomorrow at St Mary's? I completely forgot they were playing there - should actually be interesting as Kosovo are no pushovers.
at 22:58 31 Aug 2019
I absolutely love this guy as a player. He's apparently a decent guy and that hattrick against Villa will live with me forever.
He's gone form strength to strength and surely is now a properly world class player. Maybe £30m was good for Saints at the time, but it really does feel like he went too cheaply.
I hate Liverpool and most of our ex-players, but Mane ... top top class. Sorry ... claaaaaaaass.
|The media; ref Lampard|
at 11:42 15 Jun 2019
This sums up what is wrong with football and the media.
Media report that Sarri is off to Italy, fair enough. They they realise that Chelsea have a vacancy for a new manager.
Frank Lampard's Derby County did okay last season.
Suddenly the media are all over this, talking about Lampard going back to Chelsea. What the release fee is. What he can do. Who he wants on his team.
F**k all respect shown to Derby and no real evidence that the Chelsea board want a manager who has won nothing. Just the media almost trying to force it to happen.
Or is it just me??
at 19:14 13 May 2019
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|Ralph wants his own staff|
at 14:29 8 May 2019
According to an interview in the Echo. Interesting.
I wonder who he has identified as not being good enough on his coaching team? It's obvious in that interview he's spotted some glaring holes where he feels he can bring better coaches in.
Will be an interesting summer ...
|Saints managers this season|
at 13:57 21 Jan 2019
Matches 1-16 (Hughes + the Kelvin match) - 1 win, 6 draws, 9 losses - 9 points (from 16 matches and 19th in the form table) - equates to 21 points over a whole season
Matches 17-24 (Hassenhüttle) - 4 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses - 13 points (from 7 matches and 5th in the form table) - that equates to a 70 point season over a whole season
What a MASSIVE difference, AND the football is decent to watch, AND the players now look like they care.
RH is pretty damn amazing!
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|So, Shoya Nakajima then ... |
at 23:15 3 Jan 2019
Any thoughts? I know f*ck all about him ... apart from he's very short (Ryan Fraser at Bournemouth, short)
|Lads & bantz|
at 09:24 22 Dec 2018
Why does everything now have to about 'bantz' and 'lads' ... it's tiresome.
Lad-this, lad-that, zzzzzzzzzz
On another note, hope all the lads heading to Uddersfield (see what I did there, top bantz) have fun, get your best hats on.
|What a feeling!|
at 20:22 16 Dec 2018
For the first time, in a long long time, I genuinely can't get enough of Saints news, highlights, montages of Ralph Hasenhüttl dancing around and generally a f**king great feel good factor.
I don't expect this every weekend, but to coin a sh*t Saints phrase from the last 2 hideous years; "Bar raised"!
I think the manager could become a legendary Saints manager, let's hope so.
All the players put in a hell of a shift today, but it was noticeable that Ings really came to life. He's had very little training this week, but you can tell he's used to a similar style of work ethic from under Klopp's Liverpool regime.
The match I'm looking forward to the most now ... Saints v Man City ...
at 16:11 4 Dec 2018
I actually think this is a good time for someone like Hasenhüttl to come in.
He's obviously very driven and demanding and will require awesome levels of fitness.
So I don't think we'll see any tactical differences against Cardiff, but against Arsenal, Huddersfield and West Ham, we may well see the team trying to impress a new manager who is demanding.
Let's hope anyway - I'm probably dreaming to be honest.
Then back to earth against Man City
|Ralph's ins and outs, who will thrive|
at 22:39 3 Dec 2018
So sounds like Hasenhüttl is the man.
Who would you bin?
Who would succeed and thrive?
My guess at binning off;
Carillo, Boufal, Austin, Bertrand, Hoedt, Cedric, Reed, Gallagher, Gabbiadini, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse
Obafemi, Redmond, Bednarek, Yoshida, Valery (and other youngsters), Armstrong and ... I hate to say it, but I still think Long will enjoy this running about stuff ........
One other left of field player who could be okay in this type of system ... Clasie. Don't shout at me ...
Plus I have no idea about Ings. Ings + Obafemi might be quite a nice combo, but I have a feeling he's going to be a sick note. At the moment I'm hoping this deal the club have with Liverpool isn't followed up ...
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