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Southampton 0 v 6 Chelsea
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 9th April 2022 Kick-off 15:00
WestSussexSaint added 17:07 - Apr 9
Chelsea the world champions showed up today but Saints made them look like it. Wrong formation which was obvious after 5 mins and yet it wasn’t changed until we were 0-4 down. The players looked like they were already planning their summer holidays. Only Fraser Forster gets credit today as without his saves it could have been double figures.

Mattsgrandad added 17:10 - Apr 9
Atrocious display by all. Never seen so much lack of fight and ideas. How do you fire up a team like that. A month ago there was talk of top ten and Ralph touted for united. What a joke.
This was more than an off day., an apology is required from everyone.

silverspringsaint added 17:12 - Apr 9
Well, let us say it first - Chelsea were very good today, though they did not have any opposition on the field to talk of! Aside perhaps from Forster, all Saints players ought to donate their match fees to charity. Awful! Powderpuff attack, non existent midfield, Keystone Cops defending! I don’t generally get into the debates about Hasenhuttl - but another failure to put out a motivated, prepared team is a worry. I hope the new owners are going to give him a rocket after this! It isn’t up to Ralf to decide when and whether he leaves! Not sure why Romeu was off so early. If he wasn’t ready to play, why was he on the field to start with? Salisu has to realize he is not the second coming of Beckenbauer and buckle down quickly. We will surely be better against Arsenal!?

codge added 17:28 - Apr 9
What to say well first of all there are a lot of players today who are taking money under false pretenses,namely they think there football players. Secondly to say we are any better in the middle of defense we’re in denial,don’t know other than the fact it was a good job that there are goalposts and crossbars or we would be looking at another 9 nil.Other than Forster and KWP couldn’t see a lot of effort today,don’t know where we go from here but hope we get this sorted out soon.

mattthelegend added 17:53 - Apr 9
How do modern day professional athletes put out such a pitiful display like that and expect to get paid. Watched the Man U game before that and all they have to do is turn up and get paid. Game needs a serious reset. We still have to pay sky high prices and get served up that drivel. The game is rotten to the core.

I_would added 17:53 - Apr 9
Yet more humiliation via the Austrian clown.

CommonSaint added 18:00 - Apr 9
A dreadful performance from the team not many out there that can hold there heads up. Chelsea played us at our own high press and we had no answer, might as well not had a midfield, bright spot we looked marginally better when Smallbone came on. How can the whole team have a off day together????

Boris1977 added 18:05 - Apr 9
As Brentford did last week at Stamford bridge so Brighton did today. The marker for teams of our ilk and their performance against the teams we are due to play next has returned an emphatic result. Next up arsenal. Anyone think we can match Brighton's result?

We need a manager who understands Saints players strengths and weaknesses and play accordingly and change if necessary. The stars align for a few months each season and Ralph gets it right. The other two thirds of the season are a mix of abject failures and scrapped points here and there.

The Ralph disciplines will bristle but he's not the man for this job. So many of our players get praised for their performances by outside voices and yet Ralph can't turn that obvious ability into regular positive results and performances. Motivation is a massive part of being a manager. Ralph cannot do that. The board need to find someone who can while keeping the talent we currently have in the squad.

Boris1977 added 18:08 - Apr 9

SanMarco added 18:14 - Apr 9
This happens too often under this manager. We were VERY, VERY lucky it was ONLY six today. The matches at Liverpool and Villa were also fiascos that could have easily been a lot, lot worse. Was the embarrassment today worth it? Does Ralph contribute so much that it is worth these humiliations? Ralph is more than happy to take the plaudits after good results so he has to explain to us why, for at least the fifth time under him, we have ended up praying for the end before the half time whistle has even blown.

That was a virtually full strength team today and there was no early sending off. So, for me, it is shameful and if Ralph feels it is wholly the players' fault then he needs some new players pretty quickly. I can honestly see us conceding double figures one day under this man.

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