Quantcast
Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
News
Comment
Saints V Tottenham Hotspur The Verdict
at 20:21:26

Who said "Palace showed how to beat us and other clubs will have taken note. Sit back, wait for a Saints error, then counter and score". Oh, it was me. I rest my case.
News
Comment
Saints V Brentford The Verdict
at 09:33:23

Brentford obviously watched the Palace game. Our weaknesses have been highlighted early on and will be seriously exploited. The only comfort is that there is time for the shortcomings to be addressed.
News
Comment
Boufal Close To A Move To Greece
at 19:37:16

I thank Sofiane for the possibilities he brought to otherwise drab home performances. Unfortunately, possibilities were rarely probabilities when it came to scoring.
News
Comment
Why Ings Would Be Mad To Move To Spurs !
at 11:11:01

I could see Kane going off to one of the Spanish Giants. If so, Danny would seem to be a worthwhile replacement.
News
Comment
Saints At Crystal Palace The Verdict
at 12:17:45

The old fox, Roy Hodgson out-thought and out-manoeuvred Ralph. Our defence was yards too high most of the game inviting the inevitable breakaway by speedy attackers. Redmond put in his usual poor performance (how he gets in the team beats me), and JWP seemed to suffer a hangover from his England omission. Vestergaard did his usual dithering when given a short ball by McCarthy. Why, Alex do you do that when Jannik has been caught out several times before? Palace showed how to beat us and other clubs will have taken note. Sit back, wait for a Saints error, then counter and score, then sit back. We can only hope that Armstrong gives us that much-needed cutting edge.
News
Comment
Saints V Swansea City The Verdict
at 13:51:37

I pay no attention to friendly performances having seen a dreadful Saints showing against FC Utrecht in 2002. A certain Chris Marsden played as though he'd never seen a football. Several months later he was leading Saints out at Wembley having had an outstanding season. Thrashing Swansea might be satisfying but is not a pointer to the rest of the season.
News
Comment
Saints Plotting Watford Raid As They Wheel And Deal Attacking Options
at 10:07:34

I've always been a fan of Danny Welbeck but, I can't see how he'd fit Saints requirements. Where would he be in the pecking order? If he's a last quarter sub then why not nurture Obafemi who is effective against tiring defences and would cost a lot less in wages. Not for me but, I wouldn't cry if it happened.
News
Comment
Billy Sharp Speaks Out On Cortese Influence On Team Selection
at 13:29:01

I completely agree. Not playing Billy Sharp was a golden opportunity missed when you think of some of the ineffective forwards we have soldiered on with. He was a real poacher, rather like Charlie Austin, and probably would have given a greater return.
News
Comment
Aston Villa And West Brom Linked With Obafemi
at 10:11:26

You need happy, bubbly people around the dressing-room and this lad is just that. He's still very young and he has shown an eye for goal and, with more game time, he might give a better return than Nathan Redmond (as has ben mentioned above). If he's a bit wild then an older pro should be mentoring him. It's too early to sell him on. A loan is a possibility but, I think he should be kept with our first-team squad for the time being.
News
Comment
Saints Looking To Shift Almost An Entire Team To Help Rebuild The Squad
at 10:24:33

What about the truly forgotten man, Kevin Danso - has he returned to FC Augsburg? I recall we had the right to buy.
News
Comment
2019/20 Season Review - The Centre Backs
at 19:32:41

I base my opinions on my confidence in the player. I have no confidence in Jannik at our level, little confidence in Jack (but, I agree about moving him to midfield) and a little confidence in Jan. Give me anyone of Toby, Jose or Virgil above those three, give me two and I'd be in heaven. In a really good side you need a good 'keeper, a commanding centre back, a playmaker and a goal scorer. Of the players we have, centre back is the one position we cannot begin to fill. Alex, Stuart and Danny are there or thereabouts but they can only paper over the central cracks.
News
Comment
2019/20 Season Review _ The Goalkeepers
at 13:59:33

I wonder just how many games McCarthy kept Saints in it since he returned this season. His errors largely centre on his kicking to my mind. Too often Alex kicks the ball out of play and he often unnecessarily faffs around trying to play the ball short when a safer bet would be a punt upfield. I notice he's punching more and that's improved his performance at crosses. I'm inclined to think that better coaching would iron out his errors. Like others, I think Gunnis one for the future. As for Forster, I have never seen a goalkeeper go into meltdown the way Fraser did. It would be a major risk to bring him back to St Marys where he might feel uncomfortable and be at the mercy of the rather large number of fickle home game attendees.
News
Comment
Saints V Sheffield United The Verdict
at 09:17:06

Glad to see you didn't single out Vestergaard - you didn't need to, his lack of mobility and marking was there for all to see.
News
Comment
With Danny Ings Walking It ! Who Is Your Runner Up For Player Of The Year.
at 15:15:07

No contest - has to be Armstrong. Saints always look better when he's on the pitch, just like Stephen Davis did.
News
Comment
Hojberg & Saints Said To Have Agreed Terms With Everton
at 14:51:58

For Hobjberg read either Schneiderlin or Wanyama. Within a season he'll be forgotten at St Marys. Also, I agree about Harry Reed. He's worth another punt down here but, I've always thought that.
News
Comment
Saints At Bournemouth The Verdict
at 20:48:36

An accurate summary. Saints should have won comfortably. We did miss Bednarek. I also applaud Obafemi for setting up Che Adams' goal.
News
Comment
Saints V Brighton The Verdict
at 11:36:17

On that performance I don't think we'd miss Hobjberg - he certainly hasn't improved (as I thought he would) during his stay at St Marys. In fact, during the vastly improved second half display, to my eyes he made more passing errors than any other Saints player. As for Vestergaard no, he didn't make many errors after the break as he didn't make any tackles, although that was one hell of a shot. KWP's arrival balanced the defence but, as others have observed, where will the goals come from if DI is injured? A disappointing night for Smallbone who was never in the game. Definitely two points lost against a poor side. Predictably, we were caught out by Glen Murray. If he takes up coaching we should have him at St Marys to work with our defence.
News
Comment
Ralph Says No Injury's But Tiredness An Issue Ahead Of Brighton Clash
at 13:38:52

Think I'd play JWP at RB at some time in the game if KWP starts and tires and replace JWP with Smallbone who has done nothing wrong in his few appearances. Brighton are out of sorts but, Saints don't want to give them wriggle room. If Murray comes on he needs to be firmly handled as he's just the type to bully our central defence.
News
Comment
Saints Closing In On Salisu But Youth Is Not The Solution In The Centre Of Defence
at 10:12:47

I share Nick's views on Bednarek and Stephens, as do a number of my friends. Jack is good at driving forward from defence but, his defending is regularly sloppy - if you don't agree then view again the Man U game. Bednarek has more defensive ability but needs coaching or an older head to make sure he stays in position. Vestergaard isn't first choice so, he's not the answer. We can't afford Ake or Mings but, we could look at someone like Smalling who is better than any we have and is reputed to be available to Roma at £15M.
News
Comment
Saints At Manchester United The Verdict
at 13:52:46

Have to take my hat off to the commitment. I'm not an admirer to that aspect of Nathan Redmond's game but, last night he showed that he could be a really top player. The question is why do we only see flashes of his ability amongst all the bad decisions. I wasn't so disappointed in regard to KWP's performance. He was up against in-form attackers with great ability and he's barely had time to settle into our team. I'm sure he would be an asset if permanently signed. Sadly, I can't say the same about Che Adams. His performance to my eyes lacked any spark, in fact his name was barely mentioned. As for Gary Neville's obsession with Romeu's foul ( I also thought that Romeu slowed down to lessen the contact) I did wonder if the referee might have been advised at halftime to find a reason to give him a red. Sky should suggest to GN that once he has expressed his opinion he should let the matter go rather than let his prejudice dominate the remainder of his summarising. On the perennial topic of our main centre backs, none of the three potential pairings are good enough for the premier league. It's not the lack of effort or basic skills, it's carelessness and lack of positional sense which should be addressed by the coaching staff. On the other hand, there must be another Michael Svensson out there somewhere waiting to be plucked from obscurity. Like others, I only hope that the team carries this new cavalierish approach to games into next season.
Please log in to use all the site's facilities

halftimeorange


Site Scores

Forum Votes: 0
Comment Votes: 1375
Prediction League: 0
TOTAL: 1375
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© FansNetwork 2020