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Saints At Manchester City The Preview
at 14:23:27

As I keep saying I actually think Boufal has something about him, problem is he has never shown it with any consistency, Sofi (Ugh just as bad as Yoshi lol) has started 27 games and 31 as sub, you say that JWP & Redmond have no end product I have already established that Ward Prowse has both scored and produced more assists, Redmond's total Premier League career minutes are 13,328 he has scored 22 goals ( 1 every 605 mins) and has 14 assists (1 every 952 mins) so he has an end product that is for sure.

This thread seems to have brought out all the Sofi fans in defence of him, fact is he has done next to nothing in his first couple of seasons here, he now needs to convince, his goal at Feyenoord got people salivating, now he needs to build on that.

He is going to have to do that with cameo roles off the bench and perhaps that is the way forward for him, roughly half his goals and assists have been off the bench historically.

When he came on against Wolves he had the chance to shine but didn't, he is a maverick, but at the moment we dodnt have room for mavericks, we have to get a tight formation cover our defence and work hard as a team, I dont think he lacks in work ethic, he just doesnt have the discipline needed at the moment.

I hope I am proved wrong as i do like him as a player, but the time is not right for him at the moment, thats not to say that in a month or two things might have changed.
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Saints At Manchester City The Preview
at 13:29:45

JWP 900 minutes 10 games 1 goal no assists

Boufal 384 minutes in 8 games no goals 2 assists.

Bit inconclusive in that this season JWP has had to play a lot more defensively and his one goal is a penalty.

Obviously Djenepo and Danny Ings stats are better, interestingly Che Adams has one assist in 459 minutes.
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Saints At Manchester City The Preview
at 12:54:21

I would, Im not sure what you are saying is fact, you are right Yoshida may be no worse than the others it is just that he has been doing it longer so is more proven at it.

Boufal has the potential to be our most creative player but the fact is he has never convinced never been consistent.

Here are some genuine facts about Boufal, he has played 2,697 minutes of Premier League football for Saints, roughly the equivalent of 30 full games, he has scored 3 goals and had 4 assists.

So he has averaged a goal every 900 minutes or 10 games and an assist every 675 minutes or roughly 7.5 games.

For the sake of clarity JWP has played 11,536 minutes ( equals 128 games) scored 18 goals which is a goal every 640 minutes and has 21 assists which is an assist every 549 minutes.

Now I appreciate that some of JWP's goals are penalties but not that many, so the facts are that JWP is more creative going forward than Boufal, perhaps not as showy but he delivers more.

I agree JWP is not a defensive player, but he has been forced to play there due to injury etc.

Im not quite sure that JWP's record is that brilliant which puts in perspective what Boufal has produced for the club six months ago Boufal was treated as another expensive mistake by Les reed, now some tout him as the messiah.

I have dug out the facts you tell me
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Saints At Manchester City The Preview
at 11:22:01

I have not stood up for JWP, indeed I have said he should be on the bench, Perazi you are right Boufal has played better attacking football, but we have plenty of attacking footballers all of whom have been better options this season, this is not the area we are lacking in.

I actually like Boufal as a player, but he is not the right man for the job at the moment
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Saints At Manchester City The Preview
at 10:55:13

Perazi, if you want me to take your posts with any serious consideration then perhaps you should show respect for someone else's opinion other than your own and not dismiss it as BS.

You say after a run of good performances, so lets look, so far he has made 8 Premier League appearances.

Against Brighton he came on and made a goal and he started against Sheffield Utd and made the goal for Djenepo with a nice ball to him, but apart from this he has little impact.

My feeling is he is not a team player, he plays for himself, in the 3 games after the win at Sheffield he had little influence.

At Wolves he came on with the score at 1-1 and 14 to go, he came on as the left sided midfield player to cover JWP , he failed to hold his position and althouh he went on several mazy runs which went nowhere, when he lost the ball Wolves quickly targeted JWP who was then exposed.

He might have only had 9 mins as sub against Wolves ( it was actually 14) but he showed he had no discipline and ran around the pitch doing what he wanted not what was neded for the team.

Boufal is an extremely gifted player, but I don't think he is the man for Saints, he hasn't got the discipline needed for the Premier League and especially not for a struggling team where he has to do a job and there is not enough leeway for a player to have a free role.

He is a good sub against the lesser teams at home perhaps, but that is far from proved, against Bournemouth he had a chance to create something but didn't.

No one can deny his talent, he is just not using it nearly enough, what has JWP got to do with whether Boufall is good enough or not, judge a player on his own merits not against another player

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Big Crowd For Leicester Expected
at 16:19:35

The leicester team that goes away sits back and goes on the counter so not exactly exciting football, personally I go to see the team play, i go to support them and go with hope and expectation, people talk of this season as if there is no hope and we are floundering, perhaps we are going through a bad patch but overall we are better than we have been for the last couple of seasons and a lot better than we have been for most of the last 30 years, perhaps we need a reality check sometimes.

Atmosphere is made by the supporters not the way the team is playing, get behind the team and create an atmosphere that we can win games in, if you are going with resigned doom and gloom then you are part of the problem with the atmosphere not part of the solution.

We give Pompey stick, but one thing you cant accuse them of is giving up on their team, where would you rather be this weekend watching Saints in the Premier League or watching Pompey in League 1 ?
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Saints Need To Get Fans Back Onside With A Home Win
at 14:20:18

Wow Saints can really get back on track when the fans are so supportive
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Saints At Wolverhampton Wanderers The Preview
at 12:32:18

Why is it a blinkered opinion piece ? It is purely my view that he would flourish in this role, what is wrong with that, why does it offend you so much that I suggest Ward Prowse could play there ?
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Danso Must Play In The Centre Of Defence At Wolves
at 13:02:15

Perazi, this is an article on the centre of defence, not about JWP or the rest of the team, our woes in midfield stem from the formations at the back and im sorry if you think it is incessant criticism of Yoshida, but the fact is since the demise of both Fonte & Van Dijk we have been poor in the centre of defence, back then Yoshida was 4th choice as a central defender and that should tell us something.

This article is not about the past though it is about the future and we need to find out if Danso is part of that future,

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Is The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium As Good As It Looks ?
at 20:19:00

Jod I understand that you are upset I have dared to criticise your new stadium, perhaps the rake of the stands is the steepest it can now be but the law might have changed since other stadiums might have been built.

You seem to think I cannot comment on the stadium unless im an architect or an expert on stadium construction law, neither do I know what the area is like a couple of miles north, I'm just a football fan who visited your stadium and gave an opinion, simple as that im sorry you dont like that opinion, no need to be rude though
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Is The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium As Good As It Looks ?
at 16:19:16

Jod, I didn't give an opinion on the best way to get to the ground, only on my experiences in going to the area over a 40 year period where I have found it just about the worst ground in London for transport links.

The lower tier rake is not as steep as other fairly new stadium in my opinion, I gace an opinion of how bad the view was from the back of the lower stands not the top of the ground.

The main issue though is the roof being so far above the seats, it gave the stadium a far more open feeling, it felt big and light but the sound went up to the roof and it also blew the rain in, luckily just a passing light shower, I wouldnt like to be in the lower tier for a heavy raiinstorm.

You are right im not an architect but I know what a decent football ground is, this would be a great arena for rock concerts and American Football, but it's let down by its lack of space around the area and a lack of parking and the fact it was gridlocked after the game
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Is The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium As Good As It Looks ?
at 13:36:19

I did hear them saying that on the platform annoucements, what are your thoughts on my comments, it is a brilliant arena but Im not sure that the way the roof is makes it a great football ground
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A Rough Guide To Tottenham Hotspur
at 07:42:20

"However you have to question why they built it in this location" I agree about identity and my point was about building it on that exact spot, by moving a mile or two north there must have been some suitable sites where they could have parking and a station that was fit for purpose, Ikea found one a few years back.



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A Stroll In The Park
at 14:26:45

saintstu, it was certainly possible to get the number of coaches down the motorway, if they had planned it carefully, a departure time of 6.15 instead of 5.15 would have missed the rush hour and they could easily have absorbed the extra numbers going by coach by using double decker buses as they did in 2011
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A Stroll In The Park
at 12:11:51

saintmark im interested in your comments about the timing of the game and to know what civil liberties issues there are to consider, surely the first concern should be safety , the reality of the evening was this was a bubble game in all but name.

It is not too much to expect that you should be able to travel safely independently, but the reality was that you couldn.t hence we had one issue when Saints fans wanting to get onto the last London train where unable to do so because of the fact that there were too many Pompey fans on the platform and the police did not have the manpower to be able to police that train safely, so they were left stranded at the station.

Their civil liberty was not infringed, but they were stranded in Pompey, if they had gone by coach in a bubble then they would have been back in Southampton well in time for the last trains back to london.

They were of course free to have took that course of action and booked on a coach etc but didn't, so no civil liberties impinged upon.

It did not take a rocket scientist to know what was going to happen, but the Police seemed to put civil liberties first and the actual reality of the game second, so it was great that no civil liberties were impinged upon, but it cost hundreds of thousands of taxpayers money to achieve this when 90% of the Saints fans who went down went by coach or train and where in all reality on a bubble trip.
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Ay Ay Ay Moussa ! A Song For Djenepo !
at 12:33:07

No Problem Mark I am not a fan of the sun newspaper for what it dd to the Hillsborough families and indeed the lies it spread back in 1989 and onwards, it has never changed

DONT BUY THE SUN
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Ay Ay Ay Moussa ! A Song For Djenepo !
at 11:59:34

I didnt slag off the Palace Ultras im just saying some have done
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Saints At Sheffield United The Verdict
at 15:13:07

Highfield, Bertrand has been back in training for two weeks, Im not surprised Cedric is in, but given the problems we were having on the left flank till we moved Cedric across im surprised we didnt see either Valery of Bertrand brought on to shore things up
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Saints Home Shirt Sale Date Finally Announced
at 11:14:53

saintmark, if you think the club owner had any input at all in what day the shirt was put on sale then you dont have much of a grasp of how a big business or a football club is run.

Do you really think that someone phoned Gao up and said " morning Mr Gao, I do hope it is morning in China as not quite sure of the time difference, anyway hopefully it's not the middle of the night and I havent woken you up, quick question, the shirts have arrived shall we put them on sale straight await or wait till Friday "

Gao:
"You wake me up to ask that question, of course we wait, but not Friday, Saturday would be far better, I dont care a fig for the bread and butter fans, I like to stick it up their little imperialistic asses at every opportunity, I have already invested £200 million so a couple of hundred thousand wont matter to me"

If you truly think that every little thing that happens at the club has some sort of ulterior motive at the highest level I think it's time to walk away, it is going to eat you up with hatred etc, when I wrote this article, I wasn't looking much above the shop manager to blame

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Moussa Djenepo The Surprise Package Against Liverpool
at 16:14:21

Or to give him his full title Che Zach Everton Fred Adams
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