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On This Day In History 16th March Part 1
at 11:00:05

And then, instead of putting it into row Z, Jim Steele decided this was the moment to display some fancy footwork which none of us knew he possessed. He didn't!
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Saints At West Ham United The Verdict
at 23:07:41

It's all been said, especially by A1079, but JWP at RB made no sense whatsoever. KWP had 11 games to convince everyone that his move should be made permanent. Now he has 10. Total madness.
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Saints At West Ham United The Preview
at 20:33:30

The most important point, which nobody has picked up on, is that we need to find out if KW-P is good enough for his move to be made permanent. That means playing him at RB at every possible opportunity. There is a maximum of 11 games, subject to injury or suspension. He therefore has to play - it is a no brainer.
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Lallana Mooted For St Mary's Return
at 10:50:51

Yes, without question.
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Ralph Confirms Injury News For Spurs Cup Game
at 10:44:42

Can we assume Bednarek will be back?
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Saints V Wolverhampton Wanderers The Verdict
at 18:38:03

The last few weeks have lead some to suggest that our defensive problems are all in the past. The silver lining to yesterdays black cloud is that any such thoughts have now been dispelled. Also, in view of the negative posts he has been getting, I have to say that Redmond was outstanding.
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Saints At Everton The Verdict
at 12:41:01

January is not going to come quickly enough as it now looks certain we will have been cut adrift by then. That being so, what CB of quality would be even remotely tempted to roll their sleeves up for a relegation battle that looks already lost? As to yesterday, Everton found space in a way we never did and, whether in attack or defence, always seemed to win the second ball. For the last two years there always seemed to be a reason to think we would survive. Not this time.
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Absolutely ******* Disgraceful
at 10:08:06

I would only take issue with one of your statements Nick, and that is that one central defender will not be enough. We need two, and have done ever since VVD left.
You make the point about leaders in the shape of Ball and Case which is quite correct. Oh for a Dave Watson and Chris Nicholl now - it worked for Lawrie Mac.
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Saints Need To Get Fans Back Onside With A Home Win
at 10:27:23

The word that best sums up all these posts is frustration. Frustration that at least one CB was not brought in and frustration that this has been the case for 4 transfer windows. Frustration that Cahill wasn't signed. If he had been, we would have had the leadership and organisation that the defence has been crying out for since VVD left. This in turn would have meant we could play either PEH or Romeo, but not both, freeing up space for more creativity in midfield (Boufal) = more threat going forward etc. etc. Call it a virtuous circle. If he was approached and wasn't interested then fair enough, but we need an answer. When the next Fan's Forum takes place, would some one please ask this question, because the final frustration is that nobody is ever called to account.
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Ralph Still Has Faith In Valery !
at 16:42:52

Fair point fubsy, but then not playing him after Cedric pulled out would equally have destroyed his confidence - if not more.
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Ralph Still Has Faith In Valery !
at 10:46:39

Then why pick him as a sub if you don't think he is up to it - even in the event of his direct replacement being injured?
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Saints At Burnley The Verdict
at 10:14:05

Pleased you mentioned Gary Cahill Nick. It's all a bit late now, but for the life of me I cannot understand why we didn't go for him. In the short term at least he was the obvious answer staring us in the face. Ever since Caceres was signed and then ignored in favour of Jack Stevens, it has been one bad decision after another.
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Saints Fanzone To Open For Liverpool Game.
at 16:54:46

As well as the Albion band, there was also the Dixieland Jazz Band with the guy at the front twirling his umbrella. I seem to remember thinking they were pretty good.
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Manchester United And Arsenal After Lemina
at 10:44:08

Would be very disappointed to see him go. It will also be seen as a failure to bring out the best in a clearly talented player who could have gone on to become something really special. Fully expect to see this happen somewhere else...….if he is sold.
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Saints Drop Interest In Defender
at 11:55:04

Bit odd this. His lack of experience can't be something which has only just been realised.
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Who Should Stay And Who Should Go !
at 11:41:18

Could add Sam McQueen to the list. Clearly surplus to requirements unless RB goes - which I hope he doesn't. Is he still on loan at 'Boro?
Would really like to see what Ralph could do with Boufal because the guile of Tadic was never replaced and needs to be.
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Vote Rupert Lowe For The Euro Parliament
at 20:55:22

SanMarco, I was agreeing with RobtheSaint's desire to keep politics off this site, but since you ask, there can never be a just cause for subverting democracy - a concept of which the EU has only a very limited understanding. To generalise and ridicule the candidates standing for the Brexit Party is simply childish.
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Vote Rupert Lowe For The Euro Parliament
at 09:37:34

Rob 1 SaintBrock 0
Let's hope for something similar today.
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Five Minutes And You're Almost There !
at 16:27:10

The Yoshida debate is becoming as polarised and predictable as Brexit, and just because an opinion is endlessly repeated (Nick's) doesn't mean that it is wrong. Don't shoot the messenger, just look at the facts. If the club has ambitions to be more than perennial relegation battlers then someone like Yoshi is back up and no more. Surely we can all agree on that?
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Celta Vigo Want Permanent Boufal Deal But Not At The Agreed Price
at 10:47:13

Quite agree DorsetIan. I too always hoped he would come good as his skills were never in doubt. That this never happened is more a reflection of the managers he played under than anything else. Given that Ralph operates at a different level entirely from his predecessors, maybe he can succeed where others failed. As you say, probably wishful thinking.
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