Cardiff defeat frustrates Davis

Basingstoke Gazette: Steven Davis Steven Davis

STEVEN Davis thought it was only a matter of time before Saints scored – until Cardiff City stunned St Mary’s.

Saints endured an afternoon of frustration against a Cardiff side that arrived at St Mary’s with the worst away record in the Premier League, having conceded 12 goals in their previous three games.

“We were very comfortable in the game and it seemed like only a matter of time before we made the breakthrough, but it’s always dangerous if the other team gets a chance,” said Davis. “I think we played generally quite well. We moved the ball well, had a lot of possession and created a lot of chances, but we didn’t do enough in front of goal before they got the first one.”

Some fine saves by David Marshall and Juan Cala’s dramatic winner have given Cardiff hope of pulling off the sort of Great Escape that was Saints’ speciality during the 1990’s.

“It was only a half-chance but it’s a tremendous strike and unfortunately we couldn’t do enough to claw ourselves back into the game,” Davis continued.

“The first goal was always going to be very important, especially with how Cardiff were set up for the game. They were sat very deep to make life difficult for us, which they did.

“We struggled to get through them and the first goal was all-important.”

The injured Jay Rodriguez, who scored two of his 17 goals for the season at Cardiff on Boxing Day, was conspicuous by his absence as he looked down from the stands.

“You have to give credit to Cardiff for the way that they defended,” said Davis. “Their keeper pulled off some good saves, particularly one from [Nathaniel] Clyne in the second half which I think was going in.”

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Saints now have four games to secure their place in the top eight, which would equal their highest league finish for 11 years; at Aston Villa on Saturday with a trip to Swansea sandwiched between the last two home games against Everton and Manchester United.

“We’ve shown the demands we’ve placed on each other to drive this club forward in every game this season and we’ll continue to play and train in that way,” added Davis.

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6:01pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Stnana says...

Oh dear doesn't he want Poch to have a new long contract ? Or is that being saved for a later article ?
Oh dear doesn't he want Poch to have a new long contract ? Or is that being saved for a later article ? Stnana
  • Score: -11

6:03pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Des/Isle of Wight/SFC says...

It is frustrating the fans too Steven.
Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.
It is frustrating the fans too Steven. Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing. Des/Isle of Wight/SFC
  • Score: 4

6:10pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Saint_rob says...

Our best player yesterday by a mile.
Our best player yesterday by a mile. Saint_rob
  • Score: 1

6:32pm Sun 13 Apr 14

SiamSaint says...

Des/Isle of Wight/SFC wrote:
It is frustrating the fans too Steven.
Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.
Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?
[quote][p][bold]Des/Isle of Wight/SFC[/bold] wrote: It is frustrating the fans too Steven. Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.[/p][/quote]Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle? SiamSaint
  • Score: -15

6:42pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Des/Isle of Wight/SFC says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Des/Isle of Wight/SFC wrote:
It is frustrating the fans too Steven.
Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.
Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?
And how many times in how many games do you see it Ffs!!!!
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Des/Isle of Wight/SFC[/bold] wrote: It is frustrating the fans too Steven. Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.[/p][/quote]Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?[/p][/quote]And how many times in how many games do you see it Ffs!!!! Des/Isle of Wight/SFC
  • Score: 1

7:01pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Des/Isle of Wight/SFC wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Des/Isle of Wight/SFC wrote:
It is frustrating the fans too Steven.
Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.
Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?
And how many times in how many games do you see it Ffs!!!!
Have to agree with the laces comment Des, I was thinking the same thing yesterday as was most of the Northam, when someone getting "escorted" away for bringing glass bottles into the stand is more entertaining than the football you know it's bad
[quote][p][bold]Des/Isle of Wight/SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Des/Isle of Wight/SFC[/bold] wrote: It is frustrating the fans too Steven. Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.[/p][/quote]Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?[/p][/quote]And how many times in how many games do you see it Ffs!!!![/p][/quote]Have to agree with the laces comment Des, I was thinking the same thing yesterday as was most of the Northam, when someone getting "escorted" away for bringing glass bottles into the stand is more entertaining than the football you know it's bad Folkestone Saint
  • Score: -1

7:09pm Sun 13 Apr 14

DisplacedFan says...

In watching the Barcelona game the other day where they had 90% of the ball ( we are somewhat likened to their style of play) and they lost, it struck me the difference between them and us. Yes we play the ball around a la Barcelona and it looks pretty and we have lots of possession, but they run into space better in the box and turn turn up the speed when they want to. They also have more players who can do this. We don't currently have the players who can do this. We lack that and the speed. The question is how do we get there? None of our young players fit that bill. If we are aiming to be the new Barcelona, then we will need to buy some players. I don't see our academy being the savior of this team. I see it as a great support, but only to the extent we get better and cheaper players that way so that we can spend where we need to.
In watching the Barcelona game the other day where they had 90% of the ball ( we are somewhat likened to their style of play) and they lost, it struck me the difference between them and us. Yes we play the ball around a la Barcelona and it looks pretty and we have lots of possession, but they run into space better in the box and turn turn up the speed when they want to. They also have more players who can do this. We don't currently have the players who can do this. We lack that and the speed. The question is how do we get there? None of our young players fit that bill. If we are aiming to be the new Barcelona, then we will need to buy some players. I don't see our academy being the savior of this team. I see it as a great support, but only to the extent we get better and cheaper players that way so that we can spend where we need to. DisplacedFan
  • Score: -31

8:06pm Sun 13 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saint_rob wrote:
Our best player yesterday by a mile.
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]Saint_rob[/bold] wrote: Our best player yesterday by a mile.[/p][/quote]Agreed OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

8:26pm Sun 13 Apr 14

saintgibbo says...

Everyone, i'm sure felt the frustration. I too thought it was a matter of time before we scored. But in the second half, especially after they scored, we looked as if we hadn't played together before. Passes were going astray, usual runs from players weren't being made. Typical result of what happens when you don't make the chances count.
Just a bad day at the office in my opinion and we will be back on song next Saturday at Villa. We owe them for beating us against the run of play back in November.
Keep the faith people. It's been a cracking season
:)
Everyone, i'm sure felt the frustration. I too thought it was a matter of time before we scored. But in the second half, especially after they scored, we looked as if we hadn't played together before. Passes were going astray, usual runs from players weren't being made. Typical result of what happens when you don't make the chances count. Just a bad day at the office in my opinion and we will be back on song next Saturday at Villa. We owe them for beating us against the run of play back in November. Keep the faith people. It's been a cracking season :) saintgibbo
  • Score: -1

9:02pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

When your team is being played off the park and you hope for one chance and hope to take it you will win the odd lucky game but be in trouble over all with a complete rebuild required - like Cardiff. When you play teams off the park but fail to net your chances you need a new player or two - like Saints. Even beating Newcastle 4-0 we squandered numerous chances. It's frustrating but not a crisis.
When your team is being played off the park and you hope for one chance and hope to take it you will win the odd lucky game but be in trouble over all with a complete rebuild required - like Cardiff. When you play teams off the park but fail to net your chances you need a new player or two - like Saints. Even beating Newcastle 4-0 we squandered numerous chances. It's frustrating but not a crisis. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

9:19pm Sun 13 Apr 14

arfer phesache says...

We don't a plan B, we just need to be better at plan A. That's what got us where we are, and that's what will get us where we're going.
We don't a plan B, we just need to be better at plan A. That's what got us where we are, and that's what will get us where we're going. arfer phesache
  • Score: -5

9:39pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Saint_rob says...

In my opinion you can't play Lallana and gaston together, Lallana seems to have more space when only he is playing. Should sub one for the other and Adam would be first choice.
In my opinion you can't play Lallana and gaston together, Lallana seems to have more space when only he is playing. Should sub one for the other and Adam would be first choice. Saint_rob
  • Score: -4

9:45pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Saint_rob wrote:
In my opinion you can't play Lallana and gaston together, Lallana seems to have more space when only he is playing. Should sub one for the other and Adam would be first choice.
Normally yes dead right but with the injury to Jay and Osvaldo being a knob we need to play Gaston up top with Rickie. Gives us a good chance to see whether we should keep him or sell and buy someone else come the summer.

I thought he did ok yesterday and there's hope for him yet. He is a tad light at times and I will never forget the time against Brizzle when he walked off and sat on the bench. His fitness seems questionable.
[quote][p][bold]Saint_rob[/bold] wrote: In my opinion you can't play Lallana and gaston together, Lallana seems to have more space when only he is playing. Should sub one for the other and Adam would be first choice.[/p][/quote]Normally yes dead right but with the injury to Jay and Osvaldo being a knob we need to play Gaston up top with Rickie. Gives us a good chance to see whether we should keep him or sell and buy someone else come the summer. I thought he did ok yesterday and there's hope for him yet. He is a tad light at times and I will never forget the time against Brizzle when he walked off and sat on the bench. His fitness seems questionable. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

10:14pm Sun 13 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
START THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE SKUNTS !!!!

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRMY
Give it a rest, the skunts have been irrelevant for ages, stick to waking those neggy Saints fans up, some seem to be losing the faith and need kicking up the backside.
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: START THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE SKUNTS !!!! RED ARRRRRRRRRRRMY[/p][/quote]Give it a rest, the skunts have been irrelevant for ages, stick to waking those neggy Saints fans up, some seem to be losing the faith and need kicking up the backside. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -4

10:22pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
START THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE SKUNTS !!!!

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRMY
Give it a rest, the skunts have been irrelevant for ages, stick to waking those neggy Saints fans up, some seem to be losing the faith and need kicking up the backside.
If we are only going to treat the skunts seriously when they are doing well and we aren't we're always going to have the worst of the relationship. We had to put up with their crap for 7 years so be sure most of us are going to make hay while the sun shines!

The neggies are skunts in the main. You can tell that by the fact they only post when we lose. A genuine neggy posts win or lose, although from a neggy point of view.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: START THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE SKUNTS !!!! RED ARRRRRRRRRRRMY[/p][/quote]Give it a rest, the skunts have been irrelevant for ages, stick to waking those neggy Saints fans up, some seem to be losing the faith and need kicking up the backside.[/p][/quote]If we are only going to treat the skunts seriously when they are doing well and we aren't we're always going to have the worst of the relationship. We had to put up with their crap for 7 years so be sure most of us are going to make hay while the sun shines! The neggies are skunts in the main. You can tell that by the fact they only post when we lose. A genuine neggy posts win or lose, although from a neggy point of view. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

10:38pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
START THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE SKUNTS !!!!

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRMY
Give it a rest, the skunts have been irrelevant for ages, stick to waking those neggy Saints fans up, some seem to be losing the faith and need kicking up the backside.
If we are only going to treat the skunts seriously when they are doing well and we aren't we're always going to have the worst of the relationship. We had to put up with their crap for 7 years so be sure most of us are going to make hay while the sun shines!

The neggies are skunts in the main. You can tell that by the fact they only post when we lose. A genuine neggy posts win or lose, although from a neggy point of view.
Is it not their purpose in life to be laughed at and derided?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: START THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE SKUNTS !!!! RED ARRRRRRRRRRRMY[/p][/quote]Give it a rest, the skunts have been irrelevant for ages, stick to waking those neggy Saints fans up, some seem to be losing the faith and need kicking up the backside.[/p][/quote]If we are only going to treat the skunts seriously when they are doing well and we aren't we're always going to have the worst of the relationship. We had to put up with their crap for 7 years so be sure most of us are going to make hay while the sun shines! The neggies are skunts in the main. You can tell that by the fact they only post when we lose. A genuine neggy posts win or lose, although from a neggy point of view.[/p][/quote]Is it not their purpose in life to be laughed at and derided? Clever Dick
  • Score: 4

10:57pm Sun 13 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

If it would make me feel happier I would be giving it large when they flop, but these days it is meaningless, I prefer to let them wallow in their own little lower league world. I am more concerned with our Season which is going out on a whimper, I hate us losing at the best of times, but Saturdays result got to me more than most for some reason. It was a game we should have won with ease, we were complacent, lacked any drive, the team came up short of ideas as if they were a bunch of strangers who hadn't trained together for a while. They came out with number 9 shirts to honour JRod, so why didn't they play to win the game in his honour. If we play to the best that we can I can defend them, but this time I had no defence againt the neggies, I had no amunition. Watching Steve Gerrard today and there I saw a man with passion for his side, we need a bit of that attitude back in our players, they still owe the fan base some effort, I want to see us back where we were a few weeks ago, with fire in the belly and talent working well. We still have 8th place to defend and I don't want to see that lost through apathy. I want the team to take the defeat as a wake up call and finish the Season off at the gallop, starting next week, the away fans deserve a treat, COYRs go for it.
If it would make me feel happier I would be giving it large when they flop, but these days it is meaningless, I prefer to let them wallow in their own little lower league world. I am more concerned with our Season which is going out on a whimper, I hate us losing at the best of times, but Saturdays result got to me more than most for some reason. It was a game we should have won with ease, we were complacent, lacked any drive, the team came up short of ideas as if they were a bunch of strangers who hadn't trained together for a while. They came out with number 9 shirts to honour JRod, so why didn't they play to win the game in his honour. If we play to the best that we can I can defend them, but this time I had no defence againt the neggies, I had no amunition. Watching Steve Gerrard today and there I saw a man with passion for his side, we need a bit of that attitude back in our players, they still owe the fan base some effort, I want to see us back where we were a few weeks ago, with fire in the belly and talent working well. We still have 8th place to defend and I don't want to see that lost through apathy. I want the team to take the defeat as a wake up call and finish the Season off at the gallop, starting next week, the away fans deserve a treat, COYRs go for it. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

11:24pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

12:24am Mon 14 Apr 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -16

12:53am Mon 14 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
Yep, I agree entirely. Lets just hope that all those top clubs that are apparently ready to wage a bidding war to sign him agree with us. Lets face it, all the top coaches in the country ,including that useless England international bunch of t0ssers who have only watched every player in this division, keep picking him to represent his country and obviously don't have a clue.

Yep... Roy hodgson's Ali dia without a doubt.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.[/p][/quote]Yep, I agree entirely. Lets just hope that all those top clubs that are apparently ready to wage a bidding war to sign him agree with us. Lets face it, all the top coaches in the country ,including that useless England international bunch of t0ssers who have only watched every player in this division, keep picking him to represent his country and obviously don't have a clue. Yep... Roy hodgson's Ali dia without a doubt. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 10

6:49am Mon 14 Apr 14

st.athan saint says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
Christ it's not still april 1st is it !!!
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.[/p][/quote]Christ it's not still april 1st is it !!! st.athan saint
  • Score: 4

9:02am Mon 14 Apr 14

lowe esteem says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Des/Isle of Wight/SFC wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Des/Isle of Wight/SFC wrote:
It is frustrating the fans too Steven.
Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.
Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?
And how many times in how many games do you see it Ffs!!!!
Have to agree with the laces comment Des, I was thinking the same thing yesterday as was most of the Northam, when someone getting "escorted" away for bringing glass bottles into the stand is more entertaining than the football you know it's bad
In my day, bottles were glass and footballers were footballers etc.
Think our team took the JRod tribute much too far, a good old fashioned Cardiff style wallop doesn't hurt now and then.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Des/Isle of Wight/SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Des/Isle of Wight/SFC[/bold] wrote: It is frustrating the fans too Steven. Pretty football is very attractive to watch and I thoroughly enjoy the way this Saints team plays, but for God's sake what about a bit of Sunday morning stick the boot in and get muddy football for a change. The other gripe I have is the inability of players today to put their laces through the **** ball and have a proper shot on goal, all this passing it into the net is alright but just for once belt the **** thing.[/p][/quote]Ffs!!!! Did you not see lalllana's Belter against Newcastle?[/p][/quote]And how many times in how many games do you see it Ffs!!!![/p][/quote]Have to agree with the laces comment Des, I was thinking the same thing yesterday as was most of the Northam, when someone getting "escorted" away for bringing glass bottles into the stand is more entertaining than the football you know it's bad[/p][/quote]In my day, bottles were glass and footballers were footballers etc. Think our team took the JRod tribute much too far, a good old fashioned Cardiff style wallop doesn't hurt now and then. lowe esteem
  • Score: -4

1:01pm Mon 14 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.[/p][/quote]You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

2:08pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?
You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks, and a lot less to Lallana the closer one wants to look. Go look at his stats over the years. Why is Lambert on 10 assists and Lallana has fewer? If he is invisible (or worse) against Cardiff, he is no star; he doesn't belong in the league.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.[/p][/quote]You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?[/p][/quote]You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks, and a lot less to Lallana the closer one wants to look. Go look at his stats over the years. Why is Lambert on 10 assists and Lallana has fewer? If he is invisible (or worse) against Cardiff, he is no star; he doesn't belong in the league. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -4

3:52pm Mon 14 Apr 14

warrens 76 says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?
You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks, and a lot less to Lallana the closer one wants to look. Go look at his stats over the years. Why is Lambert on 10 assists and Lallana has fewer? If he is invisible (or worse) against Cardiff, he is no star; he doesn't belong in the league.
Who are you, were do you sit, how many games have you been to, who is your favorite player, what was your best time as a SAINTS FAN..????

NO ONE GIVES YOU CREDIBILITY BECAUSE YOU DO NOT COME OVER AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN A WUM OR SKUNT SO WHICH IS IT.

Sorry for shouting Red army.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.[/p][/quote]You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?[/p][/quote]You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks, and a lot less to Lallana the closer one wants to look. Go look at his stats over the years. Why is Lambert on 10 assists and Lallana has fewer? If he is invisible (or worse) against Cardiff, he is no star; he doesn't belong in the league.[/p][/quote]Who are you, were do you sit, how many games have you been to, who is your favorite player, what was your best time as a SAINTS FAN..???? NO ONE GIVES YOU CREDIBILITY BECAUSE YOU DO NOT COME OVER AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN A WUM OR SKUNT SO WHICH IS IT. Sorry for shouting Red army. warrens 76
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Mon 14 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.
Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.
You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?
You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks, and a lot less to Lallana the closer one wants to look. Go look at his stats over the years. Why is Lambert on 10 assists and Lallana has fewer? If he is invisible (or worse) against Cardiff, he is no star; he doesn't belong in the league.
Lambert 11 goals 10 assists: Lallana 9 goals 5 assists. I am surprised at the low number of assists for Lalla but it doesn't really mean much, a lot of his work is done setting up other players to provide the last pass, so not really a less effective player, just doesn't get all of the credit that he earns, as anyone that watches our games will tell you.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It is a shame not to win in style particularly when a big crowd turned out for an end of season mid table game. Yes we want to beat the Toons to eighth but there is no do or die about it like promotion or relegation seasons. They did have a bit of an off day but I still think we did enough to win IF we had the fire power and we don't. Rickie is getting towards the end, Sam is a kid finding his feet in the top league in the world and Gaston is light so it's no surprise really. We bought Osvaldo because we needed another class striker and that was without an injured Jay. Osvaldo's failure and Jays absence have exposed the total lack of depth we have upfront. We can't fix it until the summer so need to accept that. The fear isn't the next four games it's whether the directors have the stomach to act in the manner necessary. I hope they do but have felt unease at the nature of their comments to date.[/p][/quote]Lambert is just fine, except for the fact that he spends too much of his time trying to do the job Lallana can't do; i.e. Lallana's midfield job of providing chances for the striker. Get Lallana and Ramirez off the pitch and the scoring will improve. Two weeks in a row now, the commentator on the match noted that Lallana isn't up for it. What will it take for the happy-clapping hero-worshippers to notice? Off with the rose-coloured glasses and deal with reality. Lallana is a kid with a couple of schoolyard tricks, but he doesn't belong in the Premier League. Saints need to get rid of him and find a man to do his job.[/p][/quote]You are either a lot more stupid than we first thought or feel the need to post rubbish just to get a reaction?[/p][/quote]You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks, and a lot less to Lallana the closer one wants to look. Go look at his stats over the years. Why is Lambert on 10 assists and Lallana has fewer? If he is invisible (or worse) against Cardiff, he is no star; he doesn't belong in the league.[/p][/quote]Lambert 11 goals 10 assists: Lallana 9 goals 5 assists. I am surprised at the low number of assists for Lalla but it doesn't really mean much, a lot of his work is done setting up other players to provide the last pass, so not really a less effective player, just doesn't get all of the credit that he earns, as anyone that watches our games will tell you. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

"...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.
"...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -3

9:54pm Mon 14 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
"...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.
OK that's your opinion, if I ageed with it we would probably both be wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: "...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]OK that's your opinion, if I ageed with it we would probably both be wrong. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Mon 14 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

QUOTE: "And the fools that keep attacking me"/"Attack what I say and not me", it is you that's calling people names not me or the other posters.
QUOTE: "And the fools that keep attacking me"/"Attack what I say and not me", it is you that's calling people names not me or the other posters. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

QUOTE: "You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks,"
How easy is it to do the Cruyff turn to perfection? I bet if you tried it you would end up on your fat backside. Did you see the finish against Newcastle, did you see the goal he set up for England? Or do you suffer from selective vision?
QUOTE: "You, and a lot of others are mesmerized by the schoolboy tricks. There is a lot more to a footballer than a couple of schoolboy tricks," How easy is it to do the Cruyff turn to perfection? I bet if you tried it you would end up on your fat backside. Did you see the finish against Newcastle, did you see the goal he set up for England? Or do you suffer from selective vision? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
"...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.
You appear to be in a minority of one, and that includes pretty much the whole of the professional fraternity, there is a whole host of top clubs that would take
Lallana in an instant. And if you can show me a schoolboy who can play for a top ten Premiership team I would truly be amazed.....or properly mesmerized.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: "...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]You appear to be in a minority of one, and that includes pretty much the whole of the professional fraternity, there is a whole host of top clubs that would take Lallana in an instant. And if you can show me a schoolboy who can play for a top ten Premiership team I would truly be amazed.....or properly mesmerized. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 1

11:04am Tue 15 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
"...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.
I said anyone, did I not? I could have said everyone bar you though. Thanks for your kind permission to have my own opinion, very magnanimous of you although a bit patronising. Warrens is not overwrought, he is passionate about the Saints though, and being a genuine supporter includes hero-worship of your favourite players, nothing unusual about that, what is unusual is a "fan" that doesn't recognise skill in "his" own players and choses to deride them on a web site knowing that his words will evoke a response.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: "...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]I said anyone, did I not? I could have said everyone bar you though. Thanks for your kind permission to have my own opinion, very magnanimous of you although a bit patronising. Warrens is not overwrought, he is passionate about the Saints though, and being a genuine supporter includes hero-worship of your favourite players, nothing unusual about that, what is unusual is a "fan" that doesn't recognise skill in "his" own players and choses to deride them on a web site knowing that his words will evoke a response. OSPREYSAINT
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OSPREYSAINT says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
"...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.
You appear to be in a minority of one, and that includes pretty much the whole of the professional fraternity, there is a whole host of top clubs that would take
Lallana in an instant. And if you can show me a schoolboy who can play for a top ten Premiership team I would truly be amazed.....or properly mesmerized.
.. and we should get him into the Academy at the first opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: "...as anyone that watches our games will tell you." "Anyone" but not "Everyone." Osprey, you're welcome to your opinion, as is the overwrought Warrens76, but that doesn't make you right. And the fools that keep attacking me for being critical of Lallana just out themselves as overwrought hero-worshippers who are not knowledgeable about football. Attack what I say and not me, and I'll consider your position; however, I'm going to stick to my guns. Ramirez should never see the pitch and Saints would be a much better team with a tougher, more conventional player in place of Lallana. So, if they can get 15-20 million for him, they should take it in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]You appear to be in a minority of one, and that includes pretty much the whole of the professional fraternity, there is a whole host of top clubs that would take Lallana in an instant. And if you can show me a schoolboy who can play for a top ten Premiership team I would truly be amazed.....or properly mesmerized.[/p][/quote].. and we should get him into the Academy at the first opportunity. OSPREYSAINT
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