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|Southampton New Signings All Giving Hope For Optimism|
I concur with your observations. But, as we have seen with new talent before,
they are coached to play according to managerial requirements and their talents become swamped by the imposition of strange positional play and tactics.
|Southampton V Leeds United The Verdict|
I had this game down as a draw, but changed my mind to a loss when I saw the team selection. But Hasenhuttl outmanoeuvred me by bringing on the players who should have started.
|Southampton V Chelsea The Verdict|
Most of what, and who, you blame cannot be the reasons for the result because they have worked against other teams. The reason it seems to me is that the manager played defenders too far forward and used two goal scoring challenged forwards against a top team with speedy strikers. If he had omitted the forwards, that would have allowed two more defenders to be employed and the likes of Armstrong and Ely could have been relied upon to score any goals.
|Southampton V West Ham United The FA Cup Verdict|
For me, for the first time, the manager did it all right using all 5 subs. Starting with presenting chances to out of favour players to start. Changing things at half time and introducing more later on. The odds would be against Saints winning the FA Cup even if they were in the final, so it is right to experiment at this level.
|Southampton v Brighton The Verdict|
I missed all this game. Tell me what happened? Were points thrown away through poor game management and who did the manager blame this time?
|Southampton At Liverpool The Verdict|
The worse coached side I've seen play in the Prem. The defenders have to chase the ball leaving players queueing up in the penalty box to score; the attackers don't keep up with play and are never available for the tap in, they hide behind defenders and just panic shoot; midfield pass it backwards and let the opponents get organized; everyone has to go up front for set pieces which never work, leaving someone like Bednarek marking some rabbit, he's never gonna catch, on the halfway line.
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