Saints end year with Everton defeat

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints end year with Everton defeat Saints end year with Everton defeat

Saints ended 2013 with a defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Everton at Goodison Park.

A good year for the club came to a sticky end at the home of the Toffees who went ahead in the ninth minute when Seamus Coleman burst into the area and finished with a powerful strike.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Saints substitute Gaston Ramirez equalised in the 71st minute, beating Toffees goalkeeper Joel Robles, who it appeared should have done better in his attempt to save the effort, with a shot from distance.

 

But the hosts were back in front by the 74th minute as Lukaku converted from James McCarthy's pass, the on-loan Chelsea striker taking his tally for Everton this season to nine goals.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The three points mean Roberto Martinez's side are - for a few hours at least - up a place to fourth in the table, while Southampton remain ninth.

Martinez made five changes to his starting line-up from the surprise Sunderland loss, with some of them enforced.

Captain Phil Jagielka was missing due to what the club confirmed was a hamstring injury, so defender Antolin Alcaraz came in for his Toffees debut.

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Goalkeeper Tim Howard and midfielder Gareth Barry were also absent having picked up a red card and fifth yellow card of the season in the Sunderland match respectively.

Howard's replacement was Robles, making his first Everton Premier League start.

But while there were some key men not in the side, the Merseysiders were boosted by the return of full-back Leighton Baines, who had sat out the past six matches after suffering a broken toe.

And Everton certainly looked no weaker than usual in the early stages as Coleman's third goal in four games fired them into the lead.

The Republic of Ireland international collected the ball from Leon Osman, advanced down the right flank and then cut into the box, beating James Ward-Prowse in the process, before unleashing an emphatic effort beyond Kelvin Davis and into the net.

Basingstoke Gazette:

In the 18th minute, Steven Naismith chased a long ball over the top and, as Davis caught it, went to ground in the area having felt contact from Dejan Lovren, but no penalty was given.

Some nice build-up play from Southampton then saw Adam Lallana's clever flick tee up Rickie Lambert, who brought a save out of Robles, but the assistant referee's flag was raised - incorrectly, replays suggested.

Luke Shaw sent a tame effort across the face of Robles' goal moments later, and both sides struggled to create anything truly incisive for the rest of the first half, with Lukaku failing to make the most of one particularly decent-looking opportunity to send a cross in.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Having juggled the ball away from Sylvain Distin and Osman on the edge of the area, Lallana dragged a shot wide, Ward-Prowse looped another off-target and at the other end, Naismith looked to get his head to a delightful Baines free-kick delivery but Southampton cleared.

In the opening seconds of the second half Shaw made a run down the left and played a good ball into the danger zone, where a touch from the sliding McCarthy ensured Lallana could not finish.

Bryan Oviedo - booked moments earlier for a sliding challenge on Calum Chambers - then laid the ball to Ross Barkley, who side-footed wide right in front of goal.

Southampton looked to apply pressure once more and after a Jay Rodriguez shot deflected behind off McCarthy, Robles spilled a cross before smothering the ball with Lambert lurking.

Basingstoke Gazette:

And there was another suspect moment for Robles soon after as Ramirez collected the ball from Lallana and sent a dipping effort goalwards that seemed to fly right through the Spanish goalkeeper on its way in.

Robles will have surely been relieved to have seen Everton's advantage restored three minutes later.

Having received the ball from substitute Steven Pienaar as the Toffees swept forward, McCarthy neatly set up Lukaku, who smashed it home past Davis.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Lukaku sent an attempt over soon after and with Southampton desperately looking to salvage something, Shaw then did likewise.

In the last few minutes Lukaku might have added another for Everton, but saw his shot saved by Davis.

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3:56pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Beaten but not disgraced.
Beaten but not disgraced. OSPREYSAINT

4:03pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Rising_Son says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Beaten but not disgraced.
Deserved more from this match.

Getting closer to full strength. The future continues to look bright. Watch out Chelsea!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Beaten but not disgraced.[/p][/quote]Deserved more from this match. Getting closer to full strength. The future continues to look bright. Watch out Chelsea! Rising_Son

4:06pm Sun 29 Dec 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

Its always so bl00dy hard trying to beat 12 players, when Clattenburg puts on his opposition shirt.
The outcome was already decided the moment he started the game.
Great effort Saints, deserved more.
Bring on Chelsky.
COYS
Its always so bl00dy hard trying to beat 12 players, when Clattenburg puts on his opposition shirt. The outcome was already decided the moment he started the game. Great effort Saints, deserved more. Bring on Chelsky. COYS SFCOLDBOY

4:07pm Sun 29 Dec 13

batesieboy says...

Desperately unlucky. Alot of huffing and puffing and zestful approach play...but no real quality where it really matters. That's why we lost. Could have gone either way, but they took their only chances, and we didn't really create anything clear. A definite penalty, referee was unsighted. Clueless referees assistants who got everything wrong, mostly to our detriment. Everton will know they were fortunate. That's football.
Desperately unlucky. Alot of huffing and puffing and zestful approach play...but no real quality where it really matters. That's why we lost. Could have gone either way, but they took their only chances, and we didn't really create anything clear. A definite penalty, referee was unsighted. Clueless referees assistants who got everything wrong, mostly to our detriment. Everton will know they were fortunate. That's football. batesieboy

4:07pm Sun 29 Dec 13

JohnItaly says...

Has been a great year and looking forward very optimistically to an even better 2014. Of course the best possible start would be to get 3 points on Wednesday. Chelsea are the bookies favourites but this season has seen some very unlikely results and Chelsea are due a thrashing!!

Have a feeling might be a surprise in the transfer window. MoPo has been too vocal in stating "no transfer activity in January".
Has been a great year and looking forward very optimistically to an even better 2014. Of course the best possible start would be to get 3 points on Wednesday. Chelsea are the bookies favourites but this season has seen some very unlikely results and Chelsea are due a thrashing!! Have a feeling might be a surprise in the transfer window. MoPo has been too vocal in stating "no transfer activity in January". JohnItaly

4:13pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Smith187 says...

i though gaston played well when he came on, i think he should get a couple of starts
i though gaston played well when he came on, i think he should get a couple of starts Smith187

4:21pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

I know these post-match reports come from an outside source (ESPN or something similar) but the one above must have been provided by the blue half of the Liverpool Echo's sports editorial team.

I guess Everton used all their bad luck up last week.
I know these post-match reports come from an outside source (ESPN or something similar) but the one above must have been provided by the blue half of the Liverpool Echo's sports editorial team. I guess Everton used all their bad luck up last week. Strasbourg Saint

4:26pm Sun 29 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho. costa gaz

4:28pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter! OSPREYSAINT

4:30pm Sun 29 Dec 13

swesaint says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Where has it gone? It was never there. If we win away 0-1 is always most likely. It's the conceding that is the difference.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Where has it gone? It was never there. If we win away 0-1 is always most likely. It's the conceding that is the difference. swesaint

4:32pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o(
Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o( OSPREYSAINT

4:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
I thought our non existant cutting edge did pretty well at Cardiff!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]I thought our non existant cutting edge did pretty well at Cardiff! Clever Dick

4:34pm Sun 29 Dec 13

pompey in spain says...

and i had you down as a 2-2 draw.......but still got 2o euros on chelsea to do you 3-1,now your bubbles burst!..............
.i wonder if i can get 50 euros on poch for the cardiff job??????????
and i had you down as a 2-2 draw.......but still got 2o euros on chelsea to do you 3-1,now your bubbles burst!.............. .i wonder if i can get 50 euros on poch for the cardiff job?????????? pompey in spain

4:37pm Sun 29 Dec 13

westfordUSAsaints says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Everton have the best defense in the country! All things considered, we played well, created chances, and Everton were lucky to get the 3 points.

Gaston played well when he came on, clearly he is up for it, great goal too.

With Clyne and Spiderman back Weds, assuming no one goes down with an injury, we are going to run Chelsea close on Weds with an almost full strength side.

Onward we go, safe in 9th for at least another two weeks!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Everton have the best defense in the country! All things considered, we played well, created chances, and Everton were lucky to get the 3 points. Gaston played well when he came on, clearly he is up for it, great goal too. With Clyne and Spiderman back Weds, assuming no one goes down with an injury, we are going to run Chelsea close on Weds with an almost full strength side. Onward we go, safe in 9th for at least another two weeks! westfordUSAsaints

4:37pm Sun 29 Dec 13

pompey in spain says...

actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking! pompey in spain

4:41pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
Only £100? surely it worth more than that? Go for it, you are on a winner.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]Only £100? surely it worth more than that? Go for it, you are on a winner. OSPREYSAINT

4:42pm Sun 29 Dec 13

mack chinnon says...

A good game but were not as good as we think we are.
A good game but were not as good as we think we are. mack chinnon

4:44pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Costa Baz says...

I would just like a referee to explain the handball rule.

Just my opinion, but if a player jumps up to block a cross, and the ball strikes his hand, which is up alongside his head, then for me, that is handball.

A similar block, from a Lallana shot at Norwich, hand up, alongside the head, also was deemed not to be a penalty.

Can't help thinking that had today's incident happened at the other end of the pitch, with Everton claiming a penalty, then the ref would have given it.

Only got to see the 2nd half, but found it difficult to believe , that after 63 minutes, Everton had only conceded 3 free kicks, to our 12.
Was that a true reflection?
I would just like a referee to explain the handball rule. Just my opinion, but if a player jumps up to block a cross, and the ball strikes his hand, which is up alongside his head, then for me, that is handball. A similar block, from a Lallana shot at Norwich, hand up, alongside the head, also was deemed not to be a penalty. Can't help thinking that had today's incident happened at the other end of the pitch, with Everton claiming a penalty, then the ref would have given it. Only got to see the 2nd half, but found it difficult to believe , that after 63 minutes, Everton had only conceded 3 free kicks, to our 12. Was that a true reflection? Costa Baz

4:45pm Sun 29 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o(
If the rot does not stop, 9th will be a distant dream... but you won't see that through the rose tinted glasses.
You are always so chirpy when we lose are you a secret skate?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o([/p][/quote]If the rot does not stop, 9th will be a distant dream... but you won't see that through the rose tinted glasses. You are always so chirpy when we lose are you a secret skate? costa gaz

4:46pm Sun 29 Dec 13

westfordUSAsaints says...

pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
Why don't you send that 100 to YOUR club instead of wasting it on useless bets that won't pay out. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]Why don't you send that 100 to YOUR club instead of wasting it on useless bets that won't pay out. Idiot. westfordUSAsaints

4:46pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
Please, please, oh please DO place that bet PiS, please, please, please, oh please.

Feliz Año Nuevo!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]Please, please, oh please DO place that bet PiS, please, please, please, oh please. Feliz Año Nuevo! Strasbourg Saint

4:49pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o(
If the rot does not stop, 9th will be a distant dream... but you won't see that through the rose tinted glasses.
You are always so chirpy when we lose are you a secret skate?
That is overstepping the line which should never be crossed, that is a red card offence, you are banned. With your kind of support we wouldn't deserve to be in a top ten place.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o([/p][/quote]If the rot does not stop, 9th will be a distant dream... but you won't see that through the rose tinted glasses. You are always so chirpy when we lose are you a secret skate?[/p][/quote]That is overstepping the line which should never be crossed, that is a red card offence, you are banned. With your kind of support we wouldn't deserve to be in a top ten place. OSPREYSAINT

4:51pm Sun 29 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly. costa gaz

4:54pm Sun 29 Dec 13

angus mc coatup says...

Does anyone else find this loan system, a bit of cheats charter for the mega rich clubs. Chelsea spend £10,000,000 on Lukaku and then send him on a season long loan to west brom, then Everton who can play him against every other club except, guess who. Everton also take Garth Barry from Man city and he then can't play against them. top prem league teams can manipulate the strength of teams that will play against all of their rivals but not themselves, and they can also buy players just to stop their rivals from signing them. These Champions league teams have all have a huge amount of players on their books...mostly foreign....no wonder English football's in the cack.
They should all be made to do it "the Southampton way"
Does anyone else find this loan system, a bit of cheats charter for the mega rich clubs. Chelsea spend £10,000,000 on Lukaku and then send him on a season long loan to west brom, then Everton who can play him against every other club except, guess who. Everton also take Garth Barry from Man city and he then can't play against them. top prem league teams can manipulate the strength of teams that will play against all of their rivals but not themselves, and they can also buy players just to stop their rivals from signing them. These Champions league teams have all have a huge amount of players on their books...mostly foreign....no wonder English football's in the cack. They should all be made to do it "the Southampton way" angus mc coatup

4:56pm Sun 29 Dec 13

costa gaz says...

PiS, did you know that if you place 100€ on saints to get relegated @33/1...............
.. you lose 100€
PiS, did you know that if you place 100€ on saints to get relegated @33/1............... .. you lose 100€ costa gaz

4:57pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.[/p][/quote]You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake. OSPREYSAINT

4:59pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League OSPREYSAINT

5:02pm Sun 29 Dec 13

The truth3000 says...

Oh dear ! You lot really are in freefall. But don,t worry, Poch did exactly the same with Español !
Oh dear ! You lot really are in freefall. But don,t worry, Poch did exactly the same with Español ! The truth3000

5:03pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Costa Baz says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Does anyone else find this loan system, a bit of cheats charter for the mega rich clubs. Chelsea spend £10,000,000 on Lukaku and then send him on a season long loan to west brom, then Everton who can play him against every other club except, guess who. Everton also take Garth Barry from Man city and he then can't play against them. top prem league teams can manipulate the strength of teams that will play against all of their rivals but not themselves, and they can also buy players just to stop their rivals from signing them. These Champions league teams have all have a huge amount of players on their books...mostly foreign....no wonder English football's in the cack.
They should all be made to do it "the Southampton way"
Well fingers crossed that Everton pip Chelsea and Citeh to one of the Champion's League places.
Might make them re-think their strategies.
Also, it's about time loan deals between teams in the same league, were banned.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Does anyone else find this loan system, a bit of cheats charter for the mega rich clubs. Chelsea spend £10,000,000 on Lukaku and then send him on a season long loan to west brom, then Everton who can play him against every other club except, guess who. Everton also take Garth Barry from Man city and he then can't play against them. top prem league teams can manipulate the strength of teams that will play against all of their rivals but not themselves, and they can also buy players just to stop their rivals from signing them. These Champions league teams have all have a huge amount of players on their books...mostly foreign....no wonder English football's in the cack. They should all be made to do it "the Southampton way"[/p][/quote]Well fingers crossed that Everton pip Chelsea and Citeh to one of the Champion's League places. Might make them re-think their strategies. Also, it's about time loan deals between teams in the same league, were banned. Costa Baz

5:08pm Sun 29 Dec 13

pompey in spain says...

thats it osprey...you have a go at me,not among yourselves........i unite you lot! its about all that does and btw have you got the seasonal blues?
thats it osprey...you have a go at me,not among yourselves........i unite you lot! its about all that does and btw have you got the seasonal blues? pompey in spain

5:11pm Sun 29 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League
A better bet would be Poopey being relegated. At full strength I see us ending the year eight, possibly seventh. Then next year......
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League[/p][/quote]A better bet would be Poopey being relegated. At full strength I see us ending the year eight, possibly seventh. Then next year...... DisplacedFan

5:14pm Sun 29 Dec 13

The truth3000 says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League
A better bet would be Poopey being relegated. At full strength I see us ending the year eight, possibly seventh. Then next year......
On your current form you will soon be relegation fodder ! Get real !
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League[/p][/quote]A better bet would be Poopey being relegated. At full strength I see us ending the year eight, possibly seventh. Then next year......[/p][/quote]On your current form you will soon be relegation fodder ! Get real ! The truth3000

5:15pm Sun 29 Dec 13

pompey in spain says...

oi westford....ive wasted enough money on them in my lifetime!!!!!!!!!!!!
!! that didnt come out as i wanted it to................an
yway have a happy new year all stay safe and dont . drink and drive.............yo
ull only spill it
oi westford....ive wasted enough money on them in my lifetime!!!!!!!!!!!! !! that didnt come out as i wanted it to................an yway have a happy new year all stay safe and dont . drink and drive.............yo ull only spill it pompey in spain

5:20pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

The truth3000 wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking!
I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League
A better bet would be Poopey being relegated. At full strength I see us ending the year eight, possibly seventh. Then next year......
On your current form you will soon be relegation fodder ! Get real !
Yes, and you are a comfortable 4 points above the relegation line, should survive, worse luck.
[quote][p][bold]The truth3000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: actually i might have 100 on you lot to go down with cardiff and west ham..........or is that just wishful thinking![/p][/quote]I am glad that I didn't put that pony on your lot getting promoted after all, you just drew 0 0 at home with team that is rock bottom of the Football League[/p][/quote]A better bet would be Poopey being relegated. At full strength I see us ending the year eight, possibly seventh. Then next year......[/p][/quote]On your current form you will soon be relegation fodder ! Get real ![/p][/quote]Yes, and you are a comfortable 4 points above the relegation line, should survive, worse luck. OSPREYSAINT

5:22pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Chelsea 2 1 up against Liverpool, who are simply not kicking the Blues hard enough today.
Chelsea 2 1 up against Liverpool, who are simply not kicking the Blues hard enough today. OSPREYSAINT

5:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

pompey in spain wrote:
thats it osprey...you have a go at me,not among yourselves........i unite you lot! its about all that does and btw have you got the seasonal blues?
Nothing personal, just teasing, have a Happy New Year, it, certainly for you, can only get better.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: thats it osprey...you have a go at me,not among yourselves........i unite you lot! its about all that does and btw have you got the seasonal blues?[/p][/quote]Nothing personal, just teasing, have a Happy New Year, it, certainly for you, can only get better. OSPREYSAINT

5:38pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o(
Don't know why the thumbs down, it mostly true, Hull would have to win two games to go above us, Swansea and Stoke are 6 points behind, so even if we lose they won't go above us for a while. Trouble is the teams above us are getting away, so 9th is home for the time being.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o([/p][/quote]Don't know why the thumbs down, it mostly true, Hull would have to win two games to go above us, Swansea and Stoke are 6 points behind, so even if we lose they won't go above us for a while. Trouble is the teams above us are getting away, so 9th is home for the time being. OSPREYSAINT

5:56pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Chelsea 2 1 FT, in my opinion they have an overdraft in the Bank of Good Luck.
Chelsea 2 1 FT, in my opinion they have an overdraft in the Bank of Good Luck. OSPREYSAINT

5:58pm Sun 29 Dec 13

andygoater1957 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.
And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.[/p][/quote]You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.[/p][/quote]And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time. andygoater1957

6:00pm Sun 29 Dec 13

westfordUSAsaints says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o(
Don't know why the thumbs down, it mostly true, Hull would have to win two games to go above us, Swansea and Stoke are 6 points behind, so even if we lose they won't go above us for a while. Trouble is the teams above us are getting away, so 9th is home for the time being.
It's interesting to note that since the spate of injuries we have suffered, we weren't mediocre before that! I maintain, any team to lose all those players at once would struggle, we have.

I'd be happy with a top half finish, and 9th or 8th is top half.

Of course they are getting away, just look at the size and quality of squads they have, the money they have all spent over the years.

I'm happy with the progress. What team has played us off park? What team has stuffed us? No one.

Bring on Chelsea, I reckon we could surprise them, again!

Happy New Year to everyone.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o([/p][/quote]Don't know why the thumbs down, it mostly true, Hull would have to win two games to go above us, Swansea and Stoke are 6 points behind, so even if we lose they won't go above us for a while. Trouble is the teams above us are getting away, so 9th is home for the time being.[/p][/quote]It's interesting to note that since the spate of injuries we have suffered, we weren't mediocre before that! I maintain, any team to lose all those players at once would struggle, we have. I'd be happy with a top half finish, and 9th or 8th is top half. Of course they are getting away, just look at the size and quality of squads they have, the money they have all spent over the years. I'm happy with the progress. What team has played us off park? What team has stuffed us? No one. Bring on Chelsea, I reckon we could surprise them, again! Happy New Year to everyone. westfordUSAsaints

6:02pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o(
Don't know why the thumbs down, it mostly true, Hull would have to win two games to go above us, Swansea and Stoke are 6 points behind, so even if we lose they won't go above us for a while. Trouble is the teams above us are getting away, so 9th is home for the time being.
Stoke lost 3 0 to Spuds so they haven't made any ground today.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Lets be realistic, we are truly a mediocre team, we are only in 9th position because the teams below us have less points otherwise they would be above us. ;o([/p][/quote]Don't know why the thumbs down, it mostly true, Hull would have to win two games to go above us, Swansea and Stoke are 6 points behind, so even if we lose they won't go above us for a while. Trouble is the teams above us are getting away, so 9th is home for the time being.[/p][/quote]Stoke lost 3 0 to Spuds so they haven't made any ground today. OSPREYSAINT

7:03pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

andygoater1957 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.
And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.
b??? Not me guv, I ain't got none of that, whatever it is.
[quote][p][bold]andygoater1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.[/p][/quote]You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.[/p][/quote]And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.[/p][/quote]b??? Not me guv, I ain't got none of that, whatever it is. OSPREYSAINT

7:10pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
I feel that in order to counteract the negativity I have to add some positivity, it's all harmless banter. Today I was happy that our lads put up a good show, very unhappy that we didn't get a break and a deserved point, happy that Gaston scored a beauty, and sad that the Referee couldn't see fit to award us a penalty, where others would have, mixed emotions, I am now over this game and moving on to the next one, Chelsea Bun anyone?
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.[/p][/quote]I feel that in order to counteract the negativity I have to add some positivity, it's all harmless banter. Today I was happy that our lads put up a good show, very unhappy that we didn't get a break and a deserved point, happy that Gaston scored a beauty, and sad that the Referee couldn't see fit to award us a penalty, where others would have, mixed emotions, I am now over this game and moving on to the next one, Chelsea Bun anyone? OSPREYSAINT

7:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
andygoater1957 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.
And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.
b??? Not me guv, I ain't got none of that, whatever it is.
I think Andy meant to type:

'And you ARE FULL of B0ll0cks as well, a lot of the time.'

I wouldn't take it too hard, Osprey, I'm struggling to remember a single post by him which has made me nod knowingly and think here's someone of whom I should take more note.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andygoater1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.[/p][/quote]You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.[/p][/quote]And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.[/p][/quote]b??? Not me guv, I ain't got none of that, whatever it is.[/p][/quote]I think Andy meant to type: 'And you ARE FULL of B0ll0cks as well, a lot of the time.' I wouldn't take it too hard, Osprey, I'm struggling to remember a single post by him which has made me nod knowingly and think here's someone of whom I should take more note. Strasbourg Saint

7:59pm Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
andygoater1957 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme.

For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many
No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone?
Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.
Quitter!
Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it.
Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.
You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.
And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.
b??? Not me guv, I ain't got none of that, whatever it is.
I think Andy meant to type:

'And you ARE FULL of B0ll0cks as well, a lot of the time.'

I wouldn't take it too hard, Osprey, I'm struggling to remember a single post by him which has made me nod knowingly and think here's someone of whom I should take more note.
lol, I am not easily offended, but someone asking me if I am a secret skate? Light blue touch paper and retire a great distance.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andygoater1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another game where we should have got something, but all too often we are failing, seems to a recurring theme. For all our possession we hardly troubled their keeper, great build up then one pass too many No one played badly today, but we just did not have a cutting edge... where the hell has it gone? Going to be tough against Chelsea and unless we are back to our best I fear the worst.... imho.[/p][/quote]Quitter![/p][/quote]Sorry Osprey, not a quitter, I call it as I see it. Please let some of us have a different opinion occasionally, all this over praising when we lose gets a little sickly.[/p][/quote]You know darn well I am pulling your leg, lighten up for heavens sake.[/p][/quote]And you fall of b??? as well a lot of the time.[/p][/quote]b??? Not me guv, I ain't got none of that, whatever it is.[/p][/quote]I think Andy meant to type: 'And you ARE FULL of B0ll0cks as well, a lot of the time.' I wouldn't take it too hard, Osprey, I'm struggling to remember a single post by him which has made me nod knowingly and think here's someone of whom I should take more note.[/p][/quote]lol, I am not easily offended, but someone asking me if I am a secret skate? Light blue touch paper and retire a great distance. OSPREYSAINT

8:25pm Sun 29 Dec 13

ctsaint says...

Watched the game live on telly, we were unfortunate not to earn a point, the lads all played well and it was pleasing to see what gaston is capable of, it merits more game time . I would say that Schniederlin and Wanyama would if either were playing let alone both have added solidity , not taking away from corky and jwp but my one and two in that role are both missing. Our league position reflects were we are , has to be said , after a bad run of injuries across the defensive 6 , we could sustain 2 or maybe 3 and be ok . The injuries have shown us what we all knew about josh and fox in respect of pecking order, they are ok if they are the only stand in , but a liability when played in an already weakened team. Chambers has shown he has class and is a real contender for a NC's spot , they would both play on the right also.

In summary we are on track for 60 points if we have better luck with injury, I would be over the moon with that and a couple of additions in summer.

Happy New year to saints fans around the world from Cape Town
Watched the game live on telly, we were unfortunate not to earn a point, the lads all played well and it was pleasing to see what gaston is capable of, it merits more game time . I would say that Schniederlin and Wanyama would if either were playing let alone both have added solidity , not taking away from corky and jwp but my one and two in that role are both missing. Our league position reflects were we are , has to be said , after a bad run of injuries across the defensive 6 , we could sustain 2 or maybe 3 and be ok . The injuries have shown us what we all knew about josh and fox in respect of pecking order, they are ok if they are the only stand in , but a liability when played in an already weakened team. Chambers has shown he has class and is a real contender for a NC's spot , they would both play on the right also. In summary we are on track for 60 points if we have better luck with injury, I would be over the moon with that and a couple of additions in summer. Happy New year to saints fans around the world from Cape Town ctsaint

9:31pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

ctsaint wrote:
Watched the game live on telly, we were unfortunate not to earn a point, the lads all played well and it was pleasing to see what gaston is capable of, it merits more game time . I would say that Schniederlin and Wanyama would if either were playing let alone both have added solidity , not taking away from corky and jwp but my one and two in that role are both missing. Our league position reflects were we are , has to be said , after a bad run of injuries across the defensive 6 , we could sustain 2 or maybe 3 and be ok . The injuries have shown us what we all knew about josh and fox in respect of pecking order, they are ok if they are the only stand in , but a liability when played in an already weakened team. Chambers has shown he has class and is a real contender for a NC's spot , they would both play on the right also.

In summary we are on track for 60 points if we have better luck with injury, I would be over the moon with that and a couple of additions in summer.

Happy New year to saints fans around the world from Cape Town
There are some good, solid, sensible posts here this evening. Nicely put, CT. Happy New Year down there as well - please send some summer this way.
[quote][p][bold]ctsaint[/bold] wrote: Watched the game live on telly, we were unfortunate not to earn a point, the lads all played well and it was pleasing to see what gaston is capable of, it merits more game time . I would say that Schniederlin and Wanyama would if either were playing let alone both have added solidity , not taking away from corky and jwp but my one and two in that role are both missing. Our league position reflects were we are , has to be said , after a bad run of injuries across the defensive 6 , we could sustain 2 or maybe 3 and be ok . The injuries have shown us what we all knew about josh and fox in respect of pecking order, they are ok if they are the only stand in , but a liability when played in an already weakened team. Chambers has shown he has class and is a real contender for a NC's spot , they would both play on the right also. In summary we are on track for 60 points if we have better luck with injury, I would be over the moon with that and a couple of additions in summer. Happy New year to saints fans around the world from Cape Town[/p][/quote]There are some good, solid, sensible posts here this evening. Nicely put, CT. Happy New Year down there as well - please send some summer this way. Strasbourg Saint

10:16pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Sure made them Toffee Men Melt they will not want any more games like this!
Sure made them Toffee Men Melt they will not want any more games like this! Fatty x Ford Worker

10:32pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

So we end the year in 9th spot with 4 points between us and the team in 10th.

That'll do me, more than happy with where we are compared to last year.

Great to see our first choice players coming back in for defence, can't wait for Boruc and Wanyama to come back to really shore things up.
As for the transfer window - I'll believe it when I see it. Saints don't talk about players joining or leaving, I don't expect that to change any time soon. so until ANY player is either at St Mary's holdign the shirt or has gone to another club and is holding their shirt I'm going to ignore the speculation.
So we end the year in 9th spot with 4 points between us and the team in 10th. That'll do me, more than happy with where we are compared to last year. Great to see our first choice players coming back in for defence, can't wait for Boruc and Wanyama to come back to really shore things up. As for the transfer window - I'll believe it when I see it. Saints don't talk about players joining or leaving, I don't expect that to change any time soon. so until ANY player is either at St Mary's holdign the shirt or has gone to another club and is holding their shirt I'm going to ignore the speculation. Stroppy_gramps

10:42pm Sun 29 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

Costa Baz wrote:
I would just like a referee to explain the handball rule.

Just my opinion, but if a player jumps up to block a cross, and the ball strikes his hand, which is up alongside his head, then for me, that is handball.

A similar block, from a Lallana shot at Norwich, hand up, alongside the head, also was deemed not to be a penalty.

Can't help thinking that had today's incident happened at the other end of the pitch, with Everton claiming a penalty, then the ref would have given it.

Only got to see the 2nd half, but found it difficult to believe , that after 63 minutes, Everton had only conceded 3 free kicks, to our 12.
Was that a true reflection?
If you're Top 6 club you get any decision you want. If you're not, you don't get anything. It's in the Premier League rulebook. Simples.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I would just like a referee to explain the handball rule. Just my opinion, but if a player jumps up to block a cross, and the ball strikes his hand, which is up alongside his head, then for me, that is handball. A similar block, from a Lallana shot at Norwich, hand up, alongside the head, also was deemed not to be a penalty. Can't help thinking that had today's incident happened at the other end of the pitch, with Everton claiming a penalty, then the ref would have given it. Only got to see the 2nd half, but found it difficult to believe , that after 63 minutes, Everton had only conceded 3 free kicks, to our 12. Was that a true reflection?[/p][/quote]If you're Top 6 club you get any decision you want. If you're not, you don't get anything. It's in the Premier League rulebook. Simples. 03alpe01

7:56am Mon 30 Dec 13

chapellady says...

pompey in spain wrote:
and i had you down as a 2-2 draw.......but still got 2o euros on chelsea to do you 3-1,now your bubbles burst!..............

.i wonder if i can get 50 euros on poch for the cardiff job??????????
Well you'd better put your money on how long before PFC go into administration again. I hear that your fans got their sums wrong and sold the season tickets too cheap so now there is no money being brought in on home games! Apparently Fratton Park needs to be sold and you will be sharing with Havant and Waterlooville soon. With 15 points deduction you will be in the same league as them too. WTFILN!!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: and i had you down as a 2-2 draw.......but still got 2o euros on chelsea to do you 3-1,now your bubbles burst!.............. .i wonder if i can get 50 euros on poch for the cardiff job??????????[/p][/quote]Well you'd better put your money on how long before PFC go into administration again. I hear that your fans got their sums wrong and sold the season tickets too cheap so now there is no money being brought in on home games! Apparently Fratton Park needs to be sold and you will be sharing with Havant and Waterlooville soon. With 15 points deduction you will be in the same league as them too. WTFILN!! chapellady

9:35am Mon 30 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
I would just like a referee to explain the handball rule.

Just my opinion, but if a player jumps up to block a cross, and the ball strikes his hand, which is up alongside his head, then for me, that is handball.

A similar block, from a Lallana shot at Norwich, hand up, alongside the head, also was deemed not to be a penalty.

Can't help thinking that had today's incident happened at the other end of the pitch, with Everton claiming a penalty, then the ref would have given it.

Only got to see the 2nd half, but found it difficult to believe , that after 63 minutes, Everton had only conceded 3 free kicks, to our 12.
Was that a true reflection?
If you're Top 6 club you get any decision you want. If you're not, you don't get anything. It's in the Premier League rulebook. Simples.
What about Liverpool? Or has Howard Webb simply swapped allegiances to Chelsea now that Fergie has stopped paying him bungs?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I would just like a referee to explain the handball rule. Just my opinion, but if a player jumps up to block a cross, and the ball strikes his hand, which is up alongside his head, then for me, that is handball. A similar block, from a Lallana shot at Norwich, hand up, alongside the head, also was deemed not to be a penalty. Can't help thinking that had today's incident happened at the other end of the pitch, with Everton claiming a penalty, then the ref would have given it. Only got to see the 2nd half, but found it difficult to believe , that after 63 minutes, Everton had only conceded 3 free kicks, to our 12. Was that a true reflection?[/p][/quote]If you're Top 6 club you get any decision you want. If you're not, you don't get anything. It's in the Premier League rulebook. Simples.[/p][/quote]What about Liverpool? Or has Howard Webb simply swapped allegiances to Chelsea now that Fergie has stopped paying him bungs? Beer Monster

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