Pochettino hails 'amazing' Saints

Basingstoke Gazette: Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino paid tribute to his fringe players after they stepped in to help end Saints’ three game losing run with a gutsy 1-1 draw against Manchester City at St Mary’s.

Pochettino has had to call on several of his squad members to come into the side after a horrible run of injuries robbed him of the services of many of his regular first teamers.

However, they put behind them the defeat against Aston Villa in midweek to secure an impressive point thanks to Dani Osvaldo’s brilliant first half equaliser.

“I think overall the performance was amazing from my team,” said Pochettino.

“I think we have been on a negative run of results as of late but the thing about this team is it keeps believing.

“I think this bad run of results we have been on has been due to different factors – maybe we have been unfortunate a little bit in a few of these games.

“This team believes and I think this team is on a good run in how it plays. It tries to play always the same way, it tries to play well the same way.

“I think against Manchester City we beat them on possession against a team that has the biggest record on possession in the league.

“Overall I am very happy with the team.”

Speaking of Osvaldo’s superb goal he added: “I think it was a great goal.

“I think we were all able to see it and to all eyes it was an amazing goal.”

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6:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Costa Baz says...

I doff my cap to the entire squad.

Given the previous 3 defeats, the injuries and the quality of the opposition, this was possibly our best performance of the season.

Everyone, to a man, was on the money, especially the English contingent. Hope Ray Lewington has his report ready for Roy Hodgson.
I doff my cap to the entire squad. Given the previous 3 defeats, the injuries and the quality of the opposition, this was possibly our best performance of the season. Everyone, to a man, was on the money, especially the English contingent. Hope Ray Lewington has his report ready for Roy Hodgson. Costa Baz

6:27pm Sat 7 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY - WE FIGHT HARD - WE WIN.
COYR
WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY - WE FIGHT HARD - WE WIN. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

6:50pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Great game. Jack Cork showed why he should not have received the treatment he has. Calum Chambers,was outstanding too. Great first touch, got forward , got stuck in. Nat Clyne needs to be looking over his shoulder after that performance. Adam had a fantastic first half and had obviously been told to run till he dropped. A captain's performance. Dejan showed us he is just as good a winger as Jose. Oh and the goal was OK too wasn't it? Perhaps that will shut up all the doom-mongers who have been bleating on about our strength in depth and how Dani ain't good enough for the Prem. Well done the Saints. That was a thoroughly deserved point. Now if only JRod had stuck that great chance away. Just being greedy.
Great game. Jack Cork showed why he should not have received the treatment he has. Calum Chambers,was outstanding too. Great first touch, got forward , got stuck in. Nat Clyne needs to be looking over his shoulder after that performance. Adam had a fantastic first half and had obviously been told to run till he dropped. A captain's performance. Dejan showed us he is just as good a winger as Jose. Oh and the goal was OK too wasn't it? Perhaps that will shut up all the doom-mongers who have been bleating on about our strength in depth and how Dani ain't good enough for the Prem. Well done the Saints. That was a thoroughly deserved point. Now if only JRod had stuck that great chance away. Just being greedy. Clever Dick

7:06pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Sutton Saint says...

I thoughtJack Cork has proved he is the better and ideal replacement for Wanyama. He was outstanding today as were the other youngsters. Shaw, Ward-Prowse and Chambers all showed that they are quality examples of the academy system and no doubt more to come. A wonderful game and a credit to the new-style Saints. Can't wait for the next game.
I thoughtJack Cork has proved he is the better and ideal replacement for Wanyama. He was outstanding today as were the other youngsters. Shaw, Ward-Prowse and Chambers all showed that they are quality examples of the academy system and no doubt more to come. A wonderful game and a credit to the new-style Saints. Can't wait for the next game. Sutton Saint

7:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly.

As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque.

It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans! Strasbourg Saint

7:18pm Sat 7 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sutton Saint wrote:
I thoughtJack Cork has proved he is the better and ideal replacement for Wanyama. He was outstanding today as were the other youngsters. Shaw, Ward-Prowse and Chambers all showed that they are quality examples of the academy system and no doubt more to come. A wonderful game and a credit to the new-style Saints. Can't wait for the next game.
The moaners were quick to pick on JC on Wednesday, forgetting that he has hardly had any match time, once he is up to speed he is as good as anyone, it was only the brick outhouse that was keeping his place warm, Jack provides a different dimension altogether. Well done Number 18, proud of you.
[quote][p][bold]Sutton Saint[/bold] wrote: I thoughtJack Cork has proved he is the better and ideal replacement for Wanyama. He was outstanding today as were the other youngsters. Shaw, Ward-Prowse and Chambers all showed that they are quality examples of the academy system and no doubt more to come. A wonderful game and a credit to the new-style Saints. Can't wait for the next game.[/p][/quote]The moaners were quick to pick on JC on Wednesday, forgetting that he has hardly had any match time, once he is up to speed he is as good as anyone, it was only the brick outhouse that was keeping his place warm, Jack provides a different dimension altogether. Well done Number 18, proud of you. OSPREYSAINT

7:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Sutton Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sutton Saint wrote:
I thoughtJack Cork has proved he is the better and ideal replacement for Wanyama. He was outstanding today as were the other youngsters. Shaw, Ward-Prowse and Chambers all showed that they are quality examples of the academy system and no doubt more to come. A wonderful game and a credit to the new-style Saints. Can't wait for the next game.
The moaners were quick to pick on JC on Wednesday, forgetting that he has hardly had any match time, once he is up to speed he is as good as anyone, it was only the brick outhouse that was keeping his place warm, Jack provides a different dimension altogether. Well done Number 18, proud of you.
Agree...but I hope they choke on the moans...awesome today.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sutton Saint[/bold] wrote: I thoughtJack Cork has proved he is the better and ideal replacement for Wanyama. He was outstanding today as were the other youngsters. Shaw, Ward-Prowse and Chambers all showed that they are quality examples of the academy system and no doubt more to come. A wonderful game and a credit to the new-style Saints. Can't wait for the next game.[/p][/quote]The moaners were quick to pick on JC on Wednesday, forgetting that he has hardly had any match time, once he is up to speed he is as good as anyone, it was only the brick outhouse that was keeping his place warm, Jack provides a different dimension altogether. Well done Number 18, proud of you.[/p][/quote]Agree...but I hope they choke on the moans...awesome today. Sutton Saint

7:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

saintgibbo says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!! saintgibbo

7:28pm Sat 7 Dec 13

saintgibbo says...

Great game. The one thing for sure is you can count on JC for 90 mins off 100%. Not a dodgy player on the pitch imho.
Great game. The one thing for sure is you can count on JC for 90 mins off 100%. Not a dodgy player on the pitch imho. saintgibbo

7:43pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

saintgibbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
He's even worse when he decides to travel abroad. Someone should hide his passport :-)
[quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!![/p][/quote]He's even worse when he decides to travel abroad. Someone should hide his passport :-) Strasbourg Saint

7:56pm Sat 7 Dec 13

st1halo says...

Depth crisis? What crisis?


STID
Depth crisis? What crisis? STID st1halo

8:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

slugger says...

Yep , Jack Cork MOTM for me too ....... COYR !!
Yep , Jack Cork MOTM for me too ....... COYR !! slugger

8:39pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

saintgibbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
I blame me too
[quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!![/p][/quote]I blame me too Norwegian Saint

8:43pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

I took a hellllll of a beating, wanted to leave the country but can't find my passport...?
Straaaasssssssss!!!
I took a hellllll of a beating, wanted to leave the country but can't find my passport...? Straaaasssssssss!!! Norwegian Saint

8:43pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Actually the best game of football I have seen in a long time (given the circumstances).

Only one point....but the performance earned us so much more. We are Southampton...we are going places COYR
Actually the best game of football I have seen in a long time (given the circumstances). Only one point....but the performance earned us so much more. We are Southampton...we are going places COYR Baddesley Bill

9:04pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

Baddesley Bill

See Malcombe comment in article of the Echo Saints News Osvaldo Wonder goal ends Saints losing streak, having just read yours oh so true comment my sentiments were the same what a fantastic game
Baddesley Bill See Malcombe comment in article of the Echo Saints News Osvaldo Wonder goal ends Saints losing streak, having just read yours oh so true comment my sentiments were the same what a fantastic game Malcombe

9:05pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Confucious says...

I admit it. I'd braced myself for a beating today. I didn't expect such a great performance from our depleted squad and I was very pleasantly surprised in particular by Corky's superb show and Chambers' revelation that we have yet another bud in the academy which has bloomed.

Under the circumstances such low expectations are truly shameful, but in mitigation I must state, on my honour guys, I was not aware that Norgie has stayed in kipperland.
I admit it. I'd braced myself for a beating today. I didn't expect such a great performance from our depleted squad and I was very pleasantly surprised in particular by Corky's superb show and Chambers' revelation that we have yet another bud in the academy which has bloomed. Under the circumstances such low expectations are truly shameful, but in mitigation I must state, on my honour guys, I was not aware that Norgie has stayed in kipperland. Confucious

9:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

just kidding says...

Well done lads, that was simply amazing. great performance all round. Some of the passing out of defense to attack was sublime, and just when I was losing a bit of faith in Dani he produces a spectacular goal. I must admit I was nervous whenever city were moving forward but our lads stepped up and nailed it, now that sounds like we won but honestly that felt like a win to me.
Well done lads, that was simply amazing. great performance all round. Some of the passing out of defense to attack was sublime, and just when I was losing a bit of faith in Dani he produces a spectacular goal. I must admit I was nervous whenever city were moving forward but our lads stepped up and nailed it, now that sounds like we won but honestly that felt like a win to me. just kidding

9:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Just getting some practice in for next week...
Bobby Robson...
Ant...
Dec...
Jimmy Nail...
Gazza...
Just getting some practice in for next week... Bobby Robson... Ant... Dec... Jimmy Nail... Gazza... Norwegian Saint

9:28pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

For spells there that was the best performance I have ever seen from Saints. MOTM was Jack Cork, he was immense last season but that was even higher.
For spells there that was the best performance I have ever seen from Saints. MOTM was Jack Cork, he was immense last season but that was even higher. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

9:49pm Sat 7 Dec 13

arthur boutfaith says...

baddesley bill, confucious, just kidding and seedhouse, agree with all your great points. A fully deserved point for us today, and sure that had we bagged all three, there would have been no complaints from City.
It's getting better and better.
COYR.
baddesley bill, confucious, just kidding and seedhouse, agree with all your great points. A fully deserved point for us today, and sure that had we bagged all three, there would have been no complaints from City. It's getting better and better. COYR. arthur boutfaith

9:57pm Sat 7 Dec 13

saintbobby says...

saintgibbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really!
Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.
[quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!![/p][/quote]Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really! Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint. saintbobby

10:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Buddy SFC says...

Saints missing 7 players through injury !!

At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !!

Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter !

Southampton FC .................The future of English Football !
Saints missing 7 players through injury !! At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !! Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter ! Southampton FC .................The future of English Football ! Buddy SFC

10:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

arthur boutfaith says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
Saints missing 7 players through injury !!

At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !!

Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter !

Southampton FC .................The future of English Football !
apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes.
Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable.
Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark.
Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today.
The future's bright.
COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Saints missing 7 players through injury !! At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !! Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter ! Southampton FC .................The future of English Football ![/p][/quote]apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes. Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable. Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark. Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today. The future's bright. COYR. arthur boutfaith

10:32pm Sat 7 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

arthur boutfaith wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Saints missing 7 players through injury !!

At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !!

Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter !

Southampton FC .................The future of English Football !
apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes.
Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable.
Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark.
Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today.
The future's bright.
COYR.
Tadas twin brother! I think the Wotsit would not be amused........... sorry only being a bit of a pedant.
[quote][p][bold]arthur boutfaith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Saints missing 7 players through injury !! At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !! Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter ! Southampton FC .................The future of English Football ![/p][/quote]apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes. Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable. Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark. Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today. The future's bright. COYR.[/p][/quote]Tadas twin brother! I think the Wotsit would not be amused........... sorry only being a bit of a pedant. OSPREYSAINT

10:33pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

arthur boutfaith wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Saints missing 7 players through injury !!

At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !!

Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter !

Southampton FC .................The future of English Football !
apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes.
Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable.
Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark.
Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today.
The future's bright.
COYR.
Well we're on the subject of pedantry, it's Harrison Reed (not Lee). He had a run out up at Barnsley and impressed me a lot, too.

The future is, indeed, bright.
[quote][p][bold]arthur boutfaith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Saints missing 7 players through injury !! At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !! Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter ! Southampton FC .................The future of English Football ![/p][/quote]apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes. Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable. Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark. Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today. The future's bright. COYR.[/p][/quote]Well we're on the subject of pedantry, it's Harrison Reed (not Lee). He had a run out up at Barnsley and impressed me a lot, too. The future is, indeed, bright. Strasbourg Saint

10:39pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

saintbobby wrote:
saintgibbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really!
Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.
Thanks! Judging by the thumbs downs it's getting right now, there are a number on here who'd disagree with you. Either they're the moaning whinge bags I was intentionally mocking or they're the ones we too frequently get on here whose sense of humour doesn't extend as far as irony. :-)
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!![/p][/quote]Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really! Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.[/p][/quote]Thanks! Judging by the thumbs downs it's getting right now, there are a number on here who'd disagree with you. Either they're the moaning whinge bags I was intentionally mocking or they're the ones we too frequently get on here whose sense of humour doesn't extend as far as irony. :-) Strasbourg Saint

11:07pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
saintbobby wrote:
saintgibbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really!
Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.
Thanks! Judging by the thumbs downs it's getting right now, there are a number on here who'd disagree with you. Either they're the moaning whinge bags I was intentionally mocking or they're the ones we too frequently get on here whose sense of humour doesn't extend as far as irony. :-)
There are quite a few readers who don't appear to understand a bit of light hearted banter. Their sense of humour bypass operations seem to have been very successful and they are generally told that this particular procedure is irreversible. However all is not lost as there is actually a very simple cure. They just need to go to any home game at Nottarf where they will spend most of the time laughing their socks off.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!![/p][/quote]Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really! Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.[/p][/quote]Thanks! Judging by the thumbs downs it's getting right now, there are a number on here who'd disagree with you. Either they're the moaning whinge bags I was intentionally mocking or they're the ones we too frequently get on here whose sense of humour doesn't extend as far as irony. :-)[/p][/quote]There are quite a few readers who don't appear to understand a bit of light hearted banter. Their sense of humour bypass operations seem to have been very successful and they are generally told that this particular procedure is irreversible. However all is not lost as there is actually a very simple cure. They just need to go to any home game at Nottarf where they will spend most of the time laughing their socks off. Clever Dick

11:44pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Buddy SFC says...

arthur boutfaith wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Saints missing 7 players through injury !!

At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !!

Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter !

Southampton FC .................The future of English Football !
apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes.
Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable.
Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark.
Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today.
The future's bright.
COYR.
No worries your quite right , it was 9 English players contributing I think ...... From the 14 ????
[quote][p][bold]arthur boutfaith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Saints missing 7 players through injury !! At the end of the game we had 9 ENGLISH players on the pitch AND Manc City had 0, yep NONE !! Of those English players that contributed today, 5 were also academy stars !! Add to that we ran them ragged and 'DANI' scored an absolute belter ! Southampton FC .................The future of English Football ![/p][/quote]apologies for the pedantry, gazzaniga, fonte and lovren all played 90 minutes. Ramirez was on the pitch at the end, I think the most english players we had at any one time was 7, which in itself is highly laudable. Delighted to see so many academy players making their mark. Great to see Harrison Lee make his debut today. The future's bright. COYR.[/p][/quote]No worries your quite right , it was 9 English players contributing I think ...... From the 14 ???? Buddy SFC

11:48pm Sat 7 Dec 13

David Crook says...

Great result,but poor Ricki Lambert,but withoutPuncheon he is going to find it hard to score goals again for Saints,we need Puncheon back again for those wide positions,to creat chances for Lambert. Final word.great to see a bit of class back in midfield with Jack Cork
Great result,but poor Ricki Lambert,but withoutPuncheon he is going to find it hard to score goals again for Saints,we need Puncheon back again for those wide positions,to creat chances for Lambert. Final word.great to see a bit of class back in midfield with Jack Cork David Crook

12:25am Sun 8 Dec 13

batesieboy says...

Outplayed for 10 minutes I feared the worst. But Saints were truly great...City are to be respected but we smashed them. Shame the goal tally did not reflect the total domination. So proud to be a Saint,
Outplayed for 10 minutes I feared the worst. But Saints were truly great...City are to be respected but we smashed them. Shame the goal tally did not reflect the total domination. So proud to be a Saint, batesieboy

1:56am Sun 8 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

I'm just home from the game (it's taken five hours). I'll be honest: I was expecting a cricket score against us today but by god we were good and probably should have won. Well done to everyone involved, not least the fans who were incredible. I love this club.
I'm just home from the game (it's taken five hours). I'll be honest: I was expecting a cricket score against us today but by god we were good and probably should have won. Well done to everyone involved, not least the fans who were incredible. I love this club. Santa Retfordia

8:25am Sun 8 Dec 13

donni1437 says...

Great game of football. Hats of to all the boys. Great to see cork doing well, he was impressive. Shaw had a storming game but the whole team level was superb after a nervy opening 10 mins.
Great game of football. Hats of to all the boys. Great to see cork doing well, he was impressive. Shaw had a storming game but the whole team level was superb after a nervy opening 10 mins. donni1437

8:32am Sun 8 Dec 13

Pompeyriseagain says...

Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP Pompeyriseagain

8:53am Sun 8 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Pompeyriseagain wrote:
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.
[quote][p][bold]Pompeyriseagain[/bold] wrote: Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP[/p][/quote]Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that. Clever Dick

9:00am Sun 8 Dec 13

JanPawel says...

was good match good balance try to win and remember to defend
was good match good balance try to win and remember to defend JanPawel

9:49am Sun 8 Dec 13

Velleity says...

David Crook wrote:
Great result,but poor Ricki Lambert,but withoutPuncheon he is going to find it hard to score goals again for Saints,we need Puncheon back again for those wide positions,to creat chances for Lambert. Final word.great to see a bit of class back in midfield with Jack Cork
You're probably right. After all, our performances without Puncheon so far have been terrible.

Let's pretend for a second that I take you seriously. Whom would you replace with him? I'm sure we'd all love to know.
[quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: Great result,but poor Ricki Lambert,but withoutPuncheon he is going to find it hard to score goals again for Saints,we need Puncheon back again for those wide positions,to creat chances for Lambert. Final word.great to see a bit of class back in midfield with Jack Cork[/p][/quote]You're probably right. After all, our performances without Puncheon so far have been terrible. Let's pretend for a second that I take you seriously. Whom would you replace with him? I'm sure we'd all love to know. Velleity

10:11am Sun 8 Dec 13

Confucious says...

I've been up half the night studying Norway. It is far and away the best country in the world - simply wonderful in every respect. If I was Norgie I would burn my passport and solemnly vow never ever to leave that blessed land.
I've been up half the night studying Norway. It is far and away the best country in the world - simply wonderful in every respect. If I was Norgie I would burn my passport and solemnly vow never ever to leave that blessed land. Confucious

10:38am Sun 8 Dec 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Ex pompey player Sam Sodje admits match fixing?? Surely not... I mean...it's impossible to believe a club with the integrity of portsmouth fc could be involved in something so dishonest isn't it??
Ex pompey player Sam Sodje admits match fixing?? Surely not... I mean...it's impossible to believe a club with the integrity of portsmouth fc could be involved in something so dishonest isn't it?? Baddesley Bill

11:06am Sun 8 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

Pompeyriseagain wrote:
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Thanks for the good wishes, and good luck with the new guy - from some of the things Awford was saying, just actually kicking the players up the harris and telling them to play, rather than swanning into the training ground late, not putting in much effort andthen knocking off early, which seems to have been Guy's "method", should see some results.
[quote][p][bold]Pompeyriseagain[/bold] wrote: Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP[/p][/quote]Thanks for the good wishes, and good luck with the new guy - from some of the things Awford was saying, just actually kicking the players up the harris and telling them to play, rather than swanning into the training ground late, not putting in much effort andthen knocking off early, which seems to have been Guy's "method", should see some results. Tony in Liberia

11:10am Sun 8 Dec 13

Chipmonk1 says...

Not being one for I told you so's I have posted before in response to Dani's detractors that he would come good. I think this was his best performance in a saints shirt and we saw just what quality he is. When that ball hit the back of the net I probably woke up my neighbours. Also in Cork and Chambers we seem to have quality in reserve. Can't wipe the smile off my face. COYR.
Not being one for I told you so's I have posted before in response to Dani's detractors that he would come good. I think this was his best performance in a saints shirt and we saw just what quality he is. When that ball hit the back of the net I probably woke up my neighbours. Also in Cork and Chambers we seem to have quality in reserve. Can't wipe the smile off my face. COYR. Chipmonk1

11:11am Sun 8 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Pompeyriseagain wrote:
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.
Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it.

Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pompeyriseagain[/bold] wrote: Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP[/p][/quote]Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.[/p][/quote]Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it. Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count.... Tony in Liberia

11:20am Sun 8 Dec 13

el caballo santos101 says...

I think its fair to say that after the last few results some of us, myself included, lost a bit of faith before yesterdays game and expected another defeat whilst hoping for a draw at best.
what we have may have forgotten though is that whilst we lost the previous 3 games we were never really outplayed, well 2nd half v chelski was a bit tough.
the previous defeats and the loss of the heart of the midfield along with clyne and both 1st and 2nd choice keepers may have dented the confidence of even the happiest of happy cappers, the moaners expect us to lose every game that their starting11 isn't picked and sometimes when it is, but what we have all forgotten is the belief and style of football that has been installed In the club.
we should and could have won yesterday and that says everything.
also we need NC to invest in armed guards at all of norways boarder crossings to keep norge in place for future games.
I think its fair to say that after the last few results some of us, myself included, lost a bit of faith before yesterdays game and expected another defeat whilst hoping for a draw at best. what we have may have forgotten though is that whilst we lost the previous 3 games we were never really outplayed, well 2nd half v chelski was a bit tough. the previous defeats and the loss of the heart of the midfield along with clyne and both 1st and 2nd choice keepers may have dented the confidence of even the happiest of happy cappers, the moaners expect us to lose every game that their starting11 isn't picked and sometimes when it is, but what we have all forgotten is the belief and style of football that has been installed In the club. we should and could have won yesterday and that says everything. also we need NC to invest in armed guards at all of norways boarder crossings to keep norge in place for future games. el caballo santos101

11:20am Sun 8 Dec 13

miltonnroad76 says...

Well I reckon that was the most important result this season everyone expected man c to roll over our young and fringe players and im delighted to be proven wrong. This was so crucial to restore confidence in players and fans after 3 unlucky defeats the fixture list doesnt look so daunting this month having seen how they raised their game. Also Ossies goal should silence the doubters who are quick to jump on him coz hes not knocking them in every game great things take time to develop.Nobody else could have scored that i think and skillfull payers like him even when not being involved in so much of the play can be the difference between winning and losing with just one piece of magic ala le tiss.
Chambers pushing Clyne hard ...does anyone think Clyne could play as a winger ala bale coz he certainely can cross and move with speed?
Im a very happy saints today we proved something yesterday that we "havent been found out" just beaten by two of the top teams at their place and bad luck v villa.
Well done to all and the fans sounded great on tv.
Well I reckon that was the most important result this season everyone expected man c to roll over our young and fringe players and im delighted to be proven wrong. This was so crucial to restore confidence in players and fans after 3 unlucky defeats the fixture list doesnt look so daunting this month having seen how they raised their game. Also Ossies goal should silence the doubters who are quick to jump on him coz hes not knocking them in every game great things take time to develop.Nobody else could have scored that i think and skillfull payers like him even when not being involved in so much of the play can be the difference between winning and losing with just one piece of magic ala le tiss. Chambers pushing Clyne hard ...does anyone think Clyne could play as a winger ala bale coz he certainely can cross and move with speed? Im a very happy saints today we proved something yesterday that we "havent been found out" just beaten by two of the top teams at their place and bad luck v villa. Well done to all and the fans sounded great on tv. miltonnroad76

11:28am Sun 8 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
Not being one for I told you so's I have posted before in response to Dani's detractors that he would come good. I think this was his best performance in a saints shirt and we saw just what quality he is. When that ball hit the back of the net I probably woke up my neighbours. Also in Cork and Chambers we seem to have quality in reserve. Can't wipe the smile off my face. COYR.
It was a wonderful individual goal and the whole place erupted. The sheer delight on his face showed his passion and desire and he went to Poch to celebrate showing the closeness between the two.

Over the years we have had good strikers for 'a club our size' like Beattie. Dani fits that mould. However, if our intentions really are top four then I doubt he will show enough improvement to cut it at that level, just look at the competition, they obviously have quality all over the park but it's upfront that the difference really shows.
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: Not being one for I told you so's I have posted before in response to Dani's detractors that he would come good. I think this was his best performance in a saints shirt and we saw just what quality he is. When that ball hit the back of the net I probably woke up my neighbours. Also in Cork and Chambers we seem to have quality in reserve. Can't wipe the smile off my face. COYR.[/p][/quote]It was a wonderful individual goal and the whole place erupted. The sheer delight on his face showed his passion and desire and he went to Poch to celebrate showing the closeness between the two. Over the years we have had good strikers for 'a club our size' like Beattie. Dani fits that mould. However, if our intentions really are top four then I doubt he will show enough improvement to cut it at that level, just look at the competition, they obviously have quality all over the park but it's upfront that the difference really shows. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:33am Sun 8 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Pompeyriseagain wrote:
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.
Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it.

Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....
Tony. When the Pack the Park campaign began a number of Saints fans, led by Insane Saint, offered to go when we weren't playing, in our Saints shirts, to show solidarity. We thought it would get excellent media coverage and would be a step in a new direction. However, we were met with abuse and even threats of violence. When you couple that with the actual violence they have committed against us and the booing of Ted Bates minute of silence, it does show you that some people are beyond help and indeed are not worth saving.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pompeyriseagain[/bold] wrote: Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP[/p][/quote]Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.[/p][/quote]Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it. Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....[/p][/quote]Tony. When the Pack the Park campaign began a number of Saints fans, led by Insane Saint, offered to go when we weren't playing, in our Saints shirts, to show solidarity. We thought it would get excellent media coverage and would be a step in a new direction. However, we were met with abuse and even threats of violence. When you couple that with the actual violence they have committed against us and the booing of Ted Bates minute of silence, it does show you that some people are beyond help and indeed are not worth saving. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

12:33pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Norwegian Saint says...

On another note, ex-poopey player was paid to get sent off and fixing bets! Something else added to their cheating history.
How low can that club get? If it was an animal it would have been shot months ago!
On another note, ex-poopey player was paid to get sent off and fixing bets! Something else added to their cheating history. How low can that club get? If it was an animal it would have been shot months ago! Norwegian Saint

1:05pm Sun 8 Dec 13

saintbobby says...

There has been a lot of praise for Jack Cork which is very pleasing. He has not had the chances many of us feel he should have had.

I hope he read the comments by the respected Patrick Collins in the Mail On Sunday this morning. For those who may not be able to get a copy, but DO TRY, with great patience on my part I shall quote his comments:-

"........and the young full-back Luke Shaw regularly demonstrating that he is worthy of his notices. Bu yesterday, the man who really took the eye was a player making his first League start of the season.

Jack Cork sat in front of the back four and played with quite stunning maturity. In a midfield featuring the likes of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri, it took something special to stand out. Yet Cork performed with cool intelligence; a straight-backed, discerning, elegant player who has only to improve at his present rate to become something quite exceptional".

Patrick Collins' report overall was very positive about the Saints. The Daily Mail and the MoS seem very fond of the team at the moment - but it is deserved.

Hope you enjoy this quote. Has taken me ages holding the paper in one hand and typing with one finger. I'm knackerred!!

To finish there was more general praise for the Saints' performance on Football Focus this morning. Don't know his name, but one of the "experts" said if he was involved with one of the "top teams" he would be in for Schneiderlin with a bid of £20-£25 million. I told him to get lost.
There has been a lot of praise for Jack Cork which is very pleasing. He has not had the chances many of us feel he should have had. I hope he read the comments by the respected Patrick Collins in the Mail On Sunday this morning. For those who may not be able to get a copy, but DO TRY, with great patience on my part I shall quote his comments:- "........and the young full-back Luke Shaw regularly demonstrating that he is worthy of his notices. Bu yesterday, the man who really took the eye was a player making his first League start of the season. Jack Cork sat in front of the back four and played with quite stunning maturity. In a midfield featuring the likes of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri, it took something special to stand out. Yet Cork performed with cool intelligence; a straight-backed, discerning, elegant player who has only to improve at his present rate to become something quite exceptional". Patrick Collins' report overall was very positive about the Saints. The Daily Mail and the MoS seem very fond of the team at the moment - but it is deserved. Hope you enjoy this quote. Has taken me ages holding the paper in one hand and typing with one finger. I'm knackerred!! To finish there was more general praise for the Saints' performance on Football Focus this morning. Don't know his name, but one of the "experts" said if he was involved with one of the "top teams" he would be in for Schneiderlin with a bid of £20-£25 million. I told him to get lost. saintbobby

1:20pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Mush On The Beach says...

saintbobby wrote:
There has been a lot of praise for Jack Cork which is very pleasing. He has not had the chances many of us feel he should have had.

I hope he read the comments by the respected Patrick Collins in the Mail On Sunday this morning. For those who may not be able to get a copy, but DO TRY, with great patience on my part I shall quote his comments:-

"........and the young full-back Luke Shaw regularly demonstrating that he is worthy of his notices. Bu yesterday, the man who really took the eye was a player making his first League start of the season.

Jack Cork sat in front of the back four and played with quite stunning maturity. In a midfield featuring the likes of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri, it took something special to stand out. Yet Cork performed with cool intelligence; a straight-backed, discerning, elegant player who has only to improve at his present rate to become something quite exceptional".

Patrick Collins' report overall was very positive about the Saints. The Daily Mail and the MoS seem very fond of the team at the moment - but it is deserved.

Hope you enjoy this quote. Has taken me ages holding the paper in one hand and typing with one finger. I'm knackerred!!

To finish there was more general praise for the Saints' performance on Football Focus this morning. Don't know his name, but one of the "experts" said if he was involved with one of the "top teams" he would be in for Schneiderlin with a bid of £20-£25 million. I told him to get lost.
Jack is indeed a quality player and will get his chance now that Victor is injured. We need more than 11 quality players to sustain a top 8 finish or higher. The art of football management is keeping them all happy when you have that squad in place. Interesting and enjoyable times and I am intrigued to see if any activity takes place in the next transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: There has been a lot of praise for Jack Cork which is very pleasing. He has not had the chances many of us feel he should have had. I hope he read the comments by the respected Patrick Collins in the Mail On Sunday this morning. For those who may not be able to get a copy, but DO TRY, with great patience on my part I shall quote his comments:- "........and the young full-back Luke Shaw regularly demonstrating that he is worthy of his notices. Bu yesterday, the man who really took the eye was a player making his first League start of the season. Jack Cork sat in front of the back four and played with quite stunning maturity. In a midfield featuring the likes of Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri, it took something special to stand out. Yet Cork performed with cool intelligence; a straight-backed, discerning, elegant player who has only to improve at his present rate to become something quite exceptional". Patrick Collins' report overall was very positive about the Saints. The Daily Mail and the MoS seem very fond of the team at the moment - but it is deserved. Hope you enjoy this quote. Has taken me ages holding the paper in one hand and typing with one finger. I'm knackerred!! To finish there was more general praise for the Saints' performance on Football Focus this morning. Don't know his name, but one of the "experts" said if he was involved with one of the "top teams" he would be in for Schneiderlin with a bid of £20-£25 million. I told him to get lost.[/p][/quote]Jack is indeed a quality player and will get his chance now that Victor is injured. We need more than 11 quality players to sustain a top 8 finish or higher. The art of football management is keeping them all happy when you have that squad in place. Interesting and enjoyable times and I am intrigued to see if any activity takes place in the next transfer window. Mush On The Beach

1:36pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Tony in Liberia wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Pompeyriseagain wrote:
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.
Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it.

Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....
Tony. When the Pack the Park campaign began a number of Saints fans, led by Insane Saint, offered to go when we weren't playing, in our Saints shirts, to show solidarity. We thought it would get excellent media coverage and would be a step in a new direction. However, we were met with abuse and even threats of violence. When you couple that with the actual violence they have committed against us and the booing of Ted Bates minute of silence, it does show you that some people are beyond help and indeed are not worth saving.
Of course there are t*ssers there who react like that. There are also t*ssers here who have an equally inane, neandrethal unpleasant attitude to all things Pompey - my brother, for one, who was lucky my other brother dragged him back when he tried to fight his way through the police line to attack the Pompey fans the last time they played here.

My point is that if you took the posts from Pompey fans on our site, and our fans on their site, and put asterix's in the place of the team names, you wouldn't be able to tell them apart; they are equally pathetic in my eye.

I offered, when they were facing their last-minute court date, to join the crowd in London outside the court, in my Saints shirt, to show a solidarity for football - I was advised by a few Pompey fans that, while they would appreciate the gesture, they thought I would probably get kicked in.

Well, similarily, when we played Hamburg as part of the Keegan transfer in the Harbour Trophy (stil the biggest piece of silverware I've ever seen), I came back with a Hamburg scarf that I'd traded with one of their fans, was walking back from the dock when I got home, and came within an ace of getting kicked in by four Saints fans since the Hamburg scarf was blue & white, and they thought I was Pompey.

I'm not condoning their behaviour over the Ted Bates issue, but do you really think that, if Pompey had played Saints the game after Jimmy DIckenson died, that all Saints fans would have respected their minutes' silence?

There are people on both sides who are complete t*ssers, and those I have no time for. There are decent football fans on both sides, and I would love there to be a genuine dialogue between them.

At the end of the day, had I been born in Pompey, I would probably be just as fanatical a Pompey fan as I am a Saints fan, and vice versa, and I can't see any point in hating someone over an arbitrary 15 mile difference in where we were born.

I hated Margeret Thatcher for the things she did to Britain; not because she was born in Grantham.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pompeyriseagain[/bold] wrote: Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP[/p][/quote]Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.[/p][/quote]Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it. Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....[/p][/quote]Tony. When the Pack the Park campaign began a number of Saints fans, led by Insane Saint, offered to go when we weren't playing, in our Saints shirts, to show solidarity. We thought it would get excellent media coverage and would be a step in a new direction. However, we were met with abuse and even threats of violence. When you couple that with the actual violence they have committed against us and the booing of Ted Bates minute of silence, it does show you that some people are beyond help and indeed are not worth saving.[/p][/quote]Of course there are t*ssers there who react like that. There are also t*ssers here who have an equally inane, neandrethal unpleasant attitude to all things Pompey - my brother, for one, who was lucky my other brother dragged him back when he tried to fight his way through the police line to attack the Pompey fans the last time they played here. My point is that if you took the posts from Pompey fans on our site, and our fans on their site, and put asterix's in the place of the team names, you wouldn't be able to tell them apart; they are equally pathetic in my eye. I offered, when they were facing their last-minute court date, to join the crowd in London outside the court, in my Saints shirt, to show a solidarity for football - I was advised by a few Pompey fans that, while they would appreciate the gesture, they thought I would probably get kicked in. Well, similarily, when we played Hamburg as part of the Keegan transfer in the Harbour Trophy (stil the biggest piece of silverware I've ever seen), I came back with a Hamburg scarf that I'd traded with one of their fans, was walking back from the dock when I got home, and came within an ace of getting kicked in by four Saints fans since the Hamburg scarf was blue & white, and they thought I was Pompey. I'm not condoning their behaviour over the Ted Bates issue, but do you really think that, if Pompey had played Saints the game after Jimmy DIckenson died, that all Saints fans would have respected their minutes' silence? There are people on both sides who are complete t*ssers, and those I have no time for. There are decent football fans on both sides, and I would love there to be a genuine dialogue between them. At the end of the day, had I been born in Pompey, I would probably be just as fanatical a Pompey fan as I am a Saints fan, and vice versa, and I can't see any point in hating someone over an arbitrary 15 mile difference in where we were born. I hated Margeret Thatcher for the things she did to Britain; not because she was born in Grantham. Tony in Liberia

1:52pm Sun 8 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

Can't believe how this season is taking shape, even the pundits other than our man Shearer on MOTD, are heaping praise on Saints. Also, based on all the feedback, it would be great if Rickie and Adam go to Rio next summer, I hope that will be the crowning glory to a momentous season, but mustn't get ahead of ourselves just yet.
Anyway, then we come to our 'friend' Lawro...still predicting us to lose just about every match, but hey it doesn't concern me, just provides some amusing fun each weekend! So glad he's not on MOTD very much any more...
Can't believe how this season is taking shape, even the pundits other than our man Shearer on MOTD, are heaping praise on Saints. Also, based on all the feedback, it would be great if Rickie and Adam go to Rio next summer, I hope that will be the crowning glory to a momentous season, but mustn't get ahead of ourselves just yet. Anyway, then we come to our 'friend' Lawro...still predicting us to lose just about every match, but hey it doesn't concern me, just provides some amusing fun each weekend! So glad he's not on MOTD very much any more... SnapperSaint

2:01pm Sun 8 Dec 13

SnapperSaint says...

Hope Fulham win today and keep Villa where they are!
Hope Fulham win today and keep Villa where they are! SnapperSaint

2:02pm Sun 8 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
Hope Fulham win today and keep Villa where they are!
Fulham 2 up at mo. 30 mins.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: Hope Fulham win today and keep Villa where they are![/p][/quote]Fulham 2 up at mo. 30 mins. OSPREYSAINT

2:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

FA CUP DRAW TODAY who do you fancy

FA Cup third-round draw numbers:

1 AFC Bournemouth

2 Arsenal

3 Aston Villa

4 Barnsley

5 Birmingham City

6 Blackburn Rovers

7 Blackpool

8 Bolton Wanderers

9 Brighton & Hove Albion

10 Burnley

11 Cardiff City

12 Charlton Athletic

13 Chelsea

14 Crystal Palace

15 Derby County

16 Doncaster Rovers

17 Everton

18 Fulham

19 Huddersfield Town

20 Hull City

21 Ipswich Town

22 Leeds United

23 Leicester City

24 Liverpool

25 Manchester City

26 Manchester United

27 Middlesbrough

28 Millwall

29 Newcastle United

30 Norwich City

31 Nottingham Forest

32 Queens Park Rangers

33 Reading

34 Sheffield Wednesday

35 Southampton

36 Stoke City

37 Sunderland

38 Swansea City

39 Tottenham Hotspur

40 Watford

41 West Bromwich Albion

42 West Ham United

43 Wigan Athletic

44 Yeovil Town

45 Sheffield United

46 Preston North End

47 Port Vale

48 Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town

49 Milton Keynes Dons

50 Carlisle United

51 Macclesfield Town

52 Southend United

53 Oldham Athletic or Mansfield Town

54 Rochdale

55 Peterborough United

56 Hartlepool United or Coventry City

57 Kidderminster Harriers

58 Plymouth Argyle

59 Wrexham or Oxford United

60 Fleetwood Town or Burton Albion

61 Grimsby Town

62 Leyton Orient

63 Tamworth or Bristol City

64 Stevenage
FA CUP DRAW TODAY who do you fancy FA Cup third-round draw numbers: 1 AFC Bournemouth 2 Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 4 Barnsley 5 Birmingham City 6 Blackburn Rovers 7 Blackpool 8 Bolton Wanderers 9 Brighton & Hove Albion 10 Burnley 11 Cardiff City 12 Charlton Athletic 13 Chelsea 14 Crystal Palace 15 Derby County 16 Doncaster Rovers 17 Everton 18 Fulham 19 Huddersfield Town 20 Hull City 21 Ipswich Town 22 Leeds United 23 Leicester City 24 Liverpool 25 Manchester City 26 Manchester United 27 Middlesbrough 28 Millwall 29 Newcastle United 30 Norwich City 31 Nottingham Forest 32 Queens Park Rangers 33 Reading 34 Sheffield Wednesday 35 Southampton 36 Stoke City 37 Sunderland 38 Swansea City 39 Tottenham Hotspur 40 Watford 41 West Bromwich Albion 42 West Ham United 43 Wigan Athletic 44 Yeovil Town 45 Sheffield United 46 Preston North End 47 Port Vale 48 Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town 49 Milton Keynes Dons 50 Carlisle United 51 Macclesfield Town 52 Southend United 53 Oldham Athletic or Mansfield Town 54 Rochdale 55 Peterborough United 56 Hartlepool United or Coventry City 57 Kidderminster Harriers 58 Plymouth Argyle 59 Wrexham or Oxford United 60 Fleetwood Town or Burton Albion 61 Grimsby Town 62 Leyton Orient 63 Tamworth or Bristol City 64 Stevenage OSPREYSAINT

2:39pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Pasting Bournemouth yet again should teach them a lesson and give our youngsters a good run out.
Pasting Bournemouth yet again should teach them a lesson and give our youngsters a good run out. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

3:24pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Holy Saint says...

Quite disappointed to hear Saints using the same song for Osvaldo which is used for Ramirez, I all feel that the songs in general have been below par. I have spent many years in the Archers before the Northam.I have therefore suggested some below,

Wanyama
He comes from KEN Y A,
He'll F...ing murder ya,
Wanyama, woooo, Wanyama

Osvaldo
Dani, Dani cool,
Dani, Dani cool

Ward Prowse,
Ward Prowse,
In the middle of our pitch
Ward Prowse,
In the middle of our pitch
(Same as claus)

Lovren,
Dejan, ..Dejan Lovren
Dejan,.. Dejan Lovern
(Same as your **** and you know you are)

Clyne
He's f...ing sublime,
He's Nathaniel Clyne,
He's f...ing sublime,
He's Nathaniel Clyne,

I will also post on other Saints websites, look forward to hearing these when we smash Spurs to pieces
Quite disappointed to hear Saints using the same song for Osvaldo which is used for Ramirez, I all feel that the songs in general have been below par. I have spent many years in the Archers before the Northam.I have therefore suggested some below, Wanyama He comes from KEN Y A, He'll F...ing murder ya, Wanyama, woooo, Wanyama Osvaldo Dani, Dani cool, Dani, Dani cool Ward Prowse, Ward Prowse, In the middle of our pitch Ward Prowse, In the middle of our pitch (Same as claus) Lovren, Dejan, ..Dejan Lovren Dejan,.. Dejan Lovern (Same as your **** and you know you are) Clyne He's f...ing sublime, He's Nathaniel Clyne, He's f...ing sublime, He's Nathaniel Clyne, I will also post on other Saints websites, look forward to hearing these when we smash Spurs to pieces Holy Saint

4:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

H BURNLEY
H BURNLEY OSPREYSAINT

4:49pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Pompeyriseagain wrote:
Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP
Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.
Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it.

Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....
In answer to your question no I don't visit their site. They don't interest me. As I said previously we have bigger and better rivals. You may have missed the little dig that ManC are over-rated, but regardless of that there will never be a lack of rivalry( or in this case perceived rivalry) in English football. I don't see my remarks as snide and dismissive. They are just a statement of fact. Their club is a mess and to think they may return to the EPL anytime soon is just a pipe dream. I don't have any objection to this poster. Didn't I state that it's actually quite nice to receive a sensible comment? And didn't I also say that there is nothing wrong with footie fans having their dreams? We have ours too
but the days of comparisons with us and Poopey are long gone.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pompeyriseagain[/bold] wrote: Good result boys, Man City are over rated and you proved with a good structure quality doesn't have to break all transfer records. New manager for us and a yet another fresh start hopefully we can meet again soon. The league is not the same without our rivalry but it's good to see our neighbours doing well. PUP[/p][/quote]Well it's actually quite nice to get a sensible comment from a Pompey fan. Judging by the normal comments we get from your lot we didn't think there were any sensible ones out there, but they do serve to give us sombody to ridicule and laugh at. Personally I don't miss the rivalry at all. We now have bigger and better rivals. Unless it's a cup game we are not likely to meet in the near future but I guess all footie fans have their dreams and there's nothing wrong with that.[/p][/quote]Clever Dick - have you seen some of the drivel that Saints fans post on their site? I look at it sometimes - it's part of being an ex-pat, you have moments when you feel starved of anything English - and 75% of it is childish, inane tosh - much like we get on here. The shhh!!! campaign here, and the "there's one" campaign there, work reasonably well, but I would have thought welcoming the occasional constructive, reasonable comments, rather than being snide and dismissive, has a better chance of creating an environment where football fans can discuss the game without the reidiculous bile that sorrounds it. Then again, I work in peaceful conflict resolution amongst people who have chopped each other apart with machetes, so maybe I'm just a little bit too much of a johnny do-gooder for my views on the Saints/Pompey 'rivalry' to count....[/p][/quote]In answer to your question no I don't visit their site. They don't interest me. As I said previously we have bigger and better rivals. You may have missed the little dig that ManC are over-rated, but regardless of that there will never be a lack of rivalry( or in this case perceived rivalry) in English football. I don't see my remarks as snide and dismissive. They are just a statement of fact. Their club is a mess and to think they may return to the EPL anytime soon is just a pipe dream. I don't have any objection to this poster. Didn't I state that it's actually quite nice to receive a sensible comment? And didn't I also say that there is nothing wrong with footie fans having their dreams? We have ours too but the days of comparisons with us and Poopey are long gone. Clever Dick

5:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

TEqH 83 says...

So happy to see Jack Cork's immense performance recognised on here today. He was in the zone and what a way to respond to his slip up on Weds. 3 or 4 times he was confronted with 3 city players closing him down right on the edge of the area and he calmly turned and played the ball out to the full backs. Made Yaya Toure look hopeless.

Also sat and watched Osvaldo congratulate every Saints player off of the field with a man-hug as they made their way to the tunnel which for me makes a nonsense of his desire to go anywhere in Jan. He was the last man in and was beaming from ear to ear.
So happy to see Jack Cork's immense performance recognised on here today. He was in the zone and what a way to respond to his slip up on Weds. 3 or 4 times he was confronted with 3 city players closing him down right on the edge of the area and he calmly turned and played the ball out to the full backs. Made Yaya Toure look hopeless. Also sat and watched Osvaldo congratulate every Saints player off of the field with a man-hug as they made their way to the tunnel which for me makes a nonsense of his desire to go anywhere in Jan. He was the last man in and was beaming from ear to ear. TEqH 83

10:41am Mon 9 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
saintbobby wrote:
saintgibbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans!
Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!!
Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really!
Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.
Thanks! Judging by the thumbs downs it's getting right now, there are a number on here who'd disagree with you. Either they're the moaning whinge bags I was intentionally mocking or they're the ones we too frequently get on here whose sense of humour doesn't extend as far as irony. :-)
There are quite a few readers who don't appear to understand a bit of light hearted banter. Their sense of humour bypass operations seem to have been very successful and they are generally told that this particular procedure is irreversible. However all is not lost as there is actually a very simple cure. They just need to go to any home game at Nottarf where they will spend most of the time laughing their socks off.
Agreed with all of the above :-)

Ironically enough, I have been down south quite extensively over the last month or so - my Mum passed away in the General on Guy Fawkes' Night. Because of the expense of all this, I'm unable to attend my closest match this week :-( But I'm sure you'll all have one for me in the Toon :-)
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Fancy not winning at home - hopeless! All 11 players and the subs were rubbish; what on earth was Gaston Ramirez doing from the cross that led to the first goal? And both Lee Barnard and Tad Lee were guilty of poor defending for the first goal. As for Dani, he got lucky when he totally miss hit his shot trying to place it in the bottom corner. Adam should have scored ten - sell him! Rickie's warming up at half time was dreadful and everything I've seen so far of Cody Cropper worries me. Cork was lucky not have been sent off for tackling Nasri and Toure far too often and none of our young accademy hopefuls will ever make the grade because they have the wrong hair cuts. Boruc, Kelvin D., Clyne, Schneiderlin and Wanyama just didn't show up today, and don't get me started on Fox and Guly. As for our support, it's rubbish! All that singing and and cheering and celebrating and shouting ...... As for Norgie not doing his hell of a beating thing and the likes of Dan and Mush almost falling asleep during their night-time viewing - words fail me. The Stateside fans didn't even leave their living rooms ffs and Beer Monster couldn't even be 4rsed to leave Scotland. I admit, I'm as much to blame over here, but my excuse is that I'm surrounded by Christmas markets and it's all gone a bit tinsel & glühwein-esque. It's clear that we're deep in relegation trouble, so, before it's too late, sack MP, sack NC, sack the board and sack the fans![/p][/quote]Quite right Stras..........I blame norgie!!!![/p][/quote]Born in Southend, I still have a soft spot for The Blues. So pleased to see Lee Barnard in the news even if he didn't defend so well - being a striker, says it all, really! Yeah, liked your bit of fun, Strasbourg Saint.[/p][/quote]Thanks! Judging by the thumbs downs it's getting right now, there are a number on here who'd disagree with you. Either they're the moaning whinge bags I was intentionally mocking or they're the ones we too frequently get on here whose sense of humour doesn't extend as far as irony. :-)[/p][/quote]There are quite a few readers who don't appear to understand a bit of light hearted banter. Their sense of humour bypass operations seem to have been very successful and they are generally told that this particular procedure is irreversible. However all is not lost as there is actually a very simple cure. They just need to go to any home game at Nottarf where they will spend most of the time laughing their socks off.[/p][/quote]Agreed with all of the above :-) Ironically enough, I have been down south quite extensively over the last month or so - my Mum passed away in the General on Guy Fawkes' Night. Because of the expense of all this, I'm unable to attend my closest match this week :-( But I'm sure you'll all have one for me in the Toon :-) Beer Monster

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