|I_would added 17:05 - Sep 28|
Foregone conclusion with the three slow amigos in midfield. RH needs to go as his starting 11 was wrong , his subs were wrong and subs timing was wrong. One whole hour against 10 men and nothing to show for it. Will we get a point before December?.
Boris1977 added 17:22 - Sep 28
Umm, umm. Aah, what, errmmmmm. Hope there are three worse teams in the league come May. Not inspiring, same problems and in a miserable part of the word.
NewburySaint added 17:23 - Sep 28
Shocking 2nd half from Saints-our game intelligence during this period was awful-& I can only remember 1 good bit in a cross Boufal put in but none of our players had the nous to gamble on it. Did anybody at the game really think we were going to score again?
I don’t care who we were playing, when you play against a team that has 1 less player than you for over an hour you shouldn’t be losing the game, although we shouldn’t have been 1 down anyway with Gunn diving out of the way of a shot that he could’ve caught.
Honourable mentions though to both Boufal & Bednerak......
smartjoe added 17:35 - Sep 28
I did not go to the match so I can not give my ratings or a report.......but I do wish to suggest a addition to this page.
We rate players, the referee, the match itself but what we should be given is an opportunity to rate the manager.
Over the last few EPL games our manager has failed in both tactics and team selection.
I would like to get the message across to him that his performance, especially regarding our defence,
has been below par.
1885_SFC added 17:44 - Sep 28
F@ck you Saints. You've ruined my weekend... again. We were never going to score again if the game went on until midnight. No one had any idea of how to put the ball in the net. Ralph's strange line-up/formation change before KO is a bigger mystery than Area 51 and who shot John F. Kennedy.combined!
Boufal was our only shining light today. Back to the drawing board Ralph.
I_would added 17:46 - Sep 28
Ok then Manager Rating - 0
the_saint added 17:53 - Sep 28
Yes think the hoff has lost the plot since his right hand man left.used his subs against 10 man spurs so so wrong.
codge added 18:10 - Sep 28
Where was JWP on both of there goals in Neverland as usual way away from any marking.Strange game we could of come away with the points but lack of cover again leaves us without anything. I did think Bednarec had a good game and Yoshida was ok.Thought subs were way to late and a little puzzling at that stage of the game.We did show some fight but against 10 men should of got more from this game.
10i added 19:24 - Sep 28
Gunn shocking for the first goal, JWP continued his poor form. Hardly anyone stood out.
RH taking off Ings when we chase that goal makes you wonder, as he for sure is the best bet to score ... Even more so the change of the whole system just because of the injury to Cedric. His decisions seem to become poorer and poorer...
SanMarco added 22:48 - Sep 28
Ralph is discovering that if you do strange things they really do have to work. I know the guy sees himself as an eccentric but if a RB is injured (or whatever) in warm-up and you have a guy you played as RB for most of last season on the bench there is one simple and obvious thing to do. Simple and obvious is often right Ralph - that's why it is simple and obvious.
Having said that I am surprised at the depth of the despair and criticism after this. We were alright for most of the game but long-standing problems over careless goals and lack of cutting-edge up front cost us again. We are still a much better side than the mess Ralph inherited from Hughes. Playing a back four is key for me - why play 3 CBs when we can't even find 2 that are good enough? We won't challenge for the top 6 this season but I am confident we can get close to the top ten.
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