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|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.
|Southampton V Leeds United The Verdict|
The difference was the missing star players, Theirs made their team worse while ours made the team better! I hope the manager apologizes about his mid week remarks about Broja, not exactly team building and encouraging, but no doubt he'll go back to his loosing ways once his favs are back.
It was great to see proper attacking football again instead of sideways passing and headless chickens. Two more games to go.
|Southampton V Crystal Palace The Preview|
The current crop of players have played their part in guiding Saints to be, atm, the worst team in the Prem. Any younger squad player showing a modicum of talent needs to be tried, they can do no worse.
|Southampton V Leicester City The Verdict|
I have two points:
Vest slipped as be received the ball and lost it to Vardy, Vest recovered the ball moving it from Vardy's immediate control, Vest then went on to "carelessly" trip Vardy. Consequently, he deserved a yellow card or if he was judged to have been "reckless", then a red. (Either seems to be valid under FIFA law). But he was red-carded for preventing an "obvious goal scoring opportunity", but the ball was somewhere between Vardy and the keeper so the outcome was not obvious. If I can work that out, then why can't the 4th official??!
The defence played well by not using the manager's usual reckless use of advancing full backs with a more measured approach (esp Stephens). And not insisting on suicidal high lines for the centre backs. This was forced upon him with the sending off, I hope he learns from this and employs it as default, with eleven men.
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