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Matthew Le Tissier Speaks Out About His Beliefs
at 17:48:44

Sorry saintsfanbrock but all you are doing is demonstrating the once sided media that we have. And the fact that if you use Google for example, it filters out "misinformation" that then turns out to be true, once its allowed. Its common knowledge that Kamara has been in hospital since his jab. Just because it isn't being reported, or that you aren't being allowed to see the extensive medical expertise saying how dangerous the jab is, says more about the BBC and deep control over our media. You don't think that the Governments Online Safety Bill is anything to actually do with Online Safety, do you? This is all about crushing free speech online and even introducing the ability to lock you away for sharing whatever the Gov decides is unhelpful or offending someone's sensitivities. Bonkers that you think there is no medical evidence to the contrary and that, for some reason, Southgate, Adkins and Shearer are qualified to make that judgement about what is good and what is bad, in a medical context. Just go and check the Global Doctors Alliance, HART Group, The Great Barrington Declaration, UK Column and many other sites confirming what I am saying, that is if the browser you use or broadband provider don't block them. I guess you don't even know about the Pfizer document releases that confirms all of this, as our Mainstream Media are refusing to report it?
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Matthew Le Tissier Speaks Out About His Beliefs
at 16:48:21

Did everyone that thinks Matt should stick to football, also say that when we had Gareth Southgate, Nigel Adkins, Alan Shearer and many others, who aren't experts in medical things, telling us feverishly to go and get jabbed? Then you have people like Chris Kamara who are still really ill, recovering from getting theirs. I don't remember seeing that or those people being censored by the media, like Matt has been. And I also find it weird that so many young people,, including sportsmen, dropping dead with no cause of death advised. Fair enough if people don't want to be bothered by politics or other areas. But you can't hide from it, when it means the cost of living crisis being forced on us now or a government desperate to force us onto their crappy Health/Digital ID just to be allowed access to a restaurant or to get on a flight.
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Southampton At Leicester City The Verdict
at 16:24:25

Aside from all the talk of Managerial change and trying to get our heads around why our season fell apart, I'd really like to know more about what impact contractual terms are having on our team selections. For example, we continued playing Broja in nearly every match, despite it being clear he was no longer putting the same effort in as he did at the start of the season. Was that because of a constraint of our loan agreement with Chelsea.
Similarly, the goal keeping debacle that we are having to grit our teeth through. First, we persevere with McCarthy who got worse in every game, but choose not to give Fraser a sniff until forced by injury. Then we drop Forster for the last 2 games once we've decided he's leaving and we have bizarrely decided to extend McCarthy's contract. We might as well just play with 11 outfield players. Like thats going to put any pressure on the new man to perform with McCarthy as backup.
I also think scattered across the team we have a load of clauses that mean we need to play players X number of times, which seems to be the only real reason I can think of for the dogged perseverance in playing the same failing players.
I have got no proof of these suspicions but it seems the only reason that can explain so many players are shunned for such long periods, like Adam Armstrong and Perraud, when others are immediate shoe ins when they are fit, like Stuart Armstrong and Broja. Anyone else have a more informed insight around whether this could be true or am I just clutching at straws to make sense of the madness?
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Saints Install New Entry Points At St Mary's To Facilitate Covid 19 Status Checks
at 18:13:11

What a joke. We've been going to games fine since the beginning of the season. Suddenly there's a new less dangerous media fear driven variant, and these pointless restrictions are being brought in. What business is our "Covid status" to the club or anyone else when it's been irrelevant up to now? Those who've been vaccinated still catch and spread the virus, so what exactly does a Covid pass actually mean?
This is terrible from the club and the fact that it no doubt is supporter money used to pay for these fences and access points, who the hell do the Premier League think they are to inflict this on fans?
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Southampton V Aston Villa The Verdict
at 12:11:59

For those asking why we are getting so many injuries, it's because of more ridiculous Covid restrictions. The players aren't being allowed to use the state of the art recovery and treatment facilities at the Staple Wood because of the risks of cross infection. So, like many other bits of madness being justified based on Covid, so sadly it's the undoing of our season thru injury. Players are instead being told to use equipment and pools at home if they have them
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Saints At Aston Villa The Verdict
at 17:54:22

*perspective not predictive
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Saints At Aston Villa The Verdict
at 17:37:59

I certainly would never say a win felt like a loss. As a team, we've had far too many dropped or robbed points over the years. Get some predictive, Nick. A win is a win. Only Arsenal and United fans would typically say shit kind that.
Definitely agree we were a bit complacent, though the team changes were in part at fault for that. Definitely a lesson for Diallo today
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Saints Transfer Window ! Good Or Bad
at 18:51:59

It does seem that everyone is determined to be angry, even about things that haven't happened, ie Danso. Maybe we should look at our news sources.
I am no fan of the way our club leadership don't hold themselves accountable to fans. However, so long as Ralph stays past the summer and ideally extends his contract then I'd see that as a sign that things are good and our manager is getting what he wants. It's not like he's with us for the wage over achieving his career goals, as compared to managers now at West Ham, Everton, Spurs etc. You can guarantee if there is anything to be angry, it will be that Ralph leaves with his project unfinished.
The real frustration for me is the pile of shit that Les and Ross Wilson left us with, that we are now finally beginning to clear out. It was always going to take a few seasons to dig us out of that hole and I pity the club we shifted that carpet bagger Ross on to.
As a fan, I'm a bit disappointed we don't have an exciting signing to get behind, but that's all. We're playing well, we have gaps that I hope will be addressed in the summer and we've made some real progress in managing out the dead wood in a respectful manner to have a tight squad to build on. Hell we might even see a few more youngsters establish themselves in the first squad in the next few months. Bring it on.
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Spurs Name Their Price For Kyle Walker Peters !
at 09:41:40

I think you're on the money, Nick. Why pay £15m for a squad player RB (if we look past the actual outcome of the dross signed by Ross Wilson)? Yes, Valery needs competition and a bit more focus but I think we'd go for a player with more games and look to put more of our budget into other positions. I bet Walker Peters goes to Palace and we pop up with a lower league option. Like the Forest RB I saw rumoured this morning. Levy happy to use us to get his price tag out there, whilst we're happy with the distraction
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Saints At Leicester City The Verdict
at 21:55:16

Good point about us finally getting some luck, Davidargyll
Don't know if you play golf, but most golfers will tell you, you make your own luck. With hard work, team ethic, effective coaching and a real game plan we are definitely making our own. So hopefully not something that will turn against us again so easily
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Saints At Chelsea The Verdict
at 23:15:20

A toss up between Gunn and Yoshida for MotM, maybe Nick? 😉
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Saints V Watford The Verdict
at 01:37:02

Our pass rate was just 68% yesterday on just over 40% possession. Along with about 100 less passes than Watford, who had a better pass success rate.
That's a truly bad preformance by Saints.
By the way, Hjobjerg's success rate das 81%, so he das one of our better players, not one of our worst.

I have no idea why, when we were up and playing well that Hughes brought on Austin (aside from his disallowed goal and great media preformance). It immediately threw away our attacking threat and ability to break.

Hughes should definitely be gone, but no way that's going to happen until a new Director of Football is appointed to select Hughes replacement. There's no obvious caretaker bar Jaidi and that works cause too much disruption to the youth set up.
Let's hope we scrabble a few draws and not all defeats in Hughes remaining games in charge to at least give us a chance when the new man comes in.
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Saints Ticket Price Policy Failure Sees Thousands Of Empty Seats !
at 22:39:01

Agree with that Warren but would require significant investment at the outset, that seems our owner isn't currently willing to make
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Saints Ticket Price Policy Failure Sees Thousands Of Empty Seats !
at 20:29:09

I think thar is exactly it SaintMark1976
The clubs policy has been to supress attendances through pricing as they have no intention of spending money on the club that doesn't deliver immediate profits..The whole bull shit from Ralph about not filling the ground has been spouted since he joined but they have done nothing to change that. As much as the football is at last heading in the right direction, the club seriously have to do something about their eternal machinations of how else to fleece their own fans
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Solid Start To Season For Saints
at 12:29:32

Totally agree with that Nick. The fan base have needed something positive to get behind and the back to back wins now give us that. Its too early to judge players and it is right for Hughes to try and establish a first eleven for the other players to break in to. Even if there is some disagreement between fans of who that 11 should be. Others will get their chance and they need to take those chances as they come up. Its would be highly risky to switch the team around too much before a playing pattern and familiarity between the team has been properly established. Pochettino and Koeman both tried to establish stability.

Roamer - i absolutely get some of the criticism of certain individual performances, but it doesn't seem sensible to judge players who are just starting in the Prem, like Moi and arguably Hoedt. Boufal had 2 years to establish himself and failed to do so. At what point do we have to cut our losses and move on, whatever his potential? If you think players shouldn't play, then who should? We have to look forward and Tadic and Boufal are gone. Whats the value in picking over it?
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Saints In Talks With Mark Hughes
at 11:04:05

Underweststand it sounds like you are arguing that Pochettino and Koeman were rubbish. I'm not sure there is any evidence to support the assertion that outsiders are bad. If Barry Bennell had links to our club, I wouldn't use that as my benchmark for letting him run out youth set up.
Hughes is by far not the only choice. Bilic, Martin O'Neil, even Tim bloody Sherwood would be better appointments. Hughes is an English Pellegrino. Anyone, even Jaidi, Kelvin Davies or Steven Davies would be better interim for Saints because they must know a thing or two about the Premier League too. It's not like they need to sign anyone. Just get us playing football that that the players are comfortable with. Something Hughes in particular will have no idea how to achieve
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Saints In Talks With Mark Hughes
at 10:55:30

Note, the Southampton Way saw our club have the most successful seasons in its history. Who in their right mind would argue we should turn our back on it just so we we don't appoint Johnny Foreigner managers. Saint_Bezzer?
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Saints In Talks With Mark Hughes
at 10:41:28

Is the Saints PR team now the main contributor to the comments section? It's like the old Lowe media management days.
If appointing the sacked manager of the team that sits below us in the league is the best we can do, then we are indeed a basket case of the first order.
SanMarco, I don't need to jump off of a cliff to know that it will kill me.
As such, I don't need to see Hughes first few games to know he is most likely to take us down.
GeordieSsint I don't think anyone is saying we should have kept Pellegrino. But two bad decisions don't make a good one.
Saint_Bezzer that's the most rise tinted spectacle view of Hughes management career I've ever read. He's an awful failed manager. We fundamentally need a positive, motivational manager to get out of the mess we are in. Hughes is the opposite to that. We're fighting to relegated if we appoint him and the lunatics are running the asylum.
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Saints In Talks With Mark Hughes
at 23:56:17

Why not Billic as a stop gap?
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Saints In Talks With Mark Hughes
at 23:55:20

Hughes has to be the bottom of the list. Who cares if he played for us? He fell out with the club and got nasty when they rightly didn't want to give him the job.
He's the relegation choice manager.
If he's who we appoint, we haven't looked very far
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