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Summary

  • Saints sign off with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United
  • Rickie Lambert gave the home side a first-half lead
  • Juan Mata equalised with a free-kick after the break
  • Saints finish the season in eighth place in the Premier League
  • Mauricio Pochettino's side also finish with a club-record 56 points

4:54pm

A draw against Manchester United means Saints end the season with a four-match unbeaten streak. They have also secured a club-record Premier League points total, of 56, as they come home in eighth position. The players are about to embark on a lap of appreciation, to thank the fans for their support. Thank you for joining us on thee blog today. We'll have a full report and reaction for you on the website shortly. We'll also have live coverage of the England World Cup squad announcement tomorrow.

4:52pm

SAINTS 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1

4:50pm

Manchester United: Juan Mata off, Antonio Valencia on (89 mins).

4:41pm

Saints: Luke Shaw off, Calum Chambers on (79 mins).

4:31pm

Saints: Adam Lallana off, James Ward-Prowse (69 mins).

4:28pm

Man United: Robin van Persie off, Javier Hernandez on (67 mins).

4:28pm

CHANCE (66 mins): Darren Fletcher misses a great chance to put United ahead, missing a free header from close range after being picked out by Chris Smalling's right-wing cross.

4:26pm

Luke Shaw cautioned for a mistimed sliding tackle on Adnan Januzaj (65 mins) .

4:22pm

PENALTY APPEAL (61 mins): Adnan Januzaj goes to ground in the area under pressure from Luke Shaw. The United player wants a spot kick, as do the visitors' bench, but Mike Dean gives nothing. Replays confirmed it was not a foul.

4:21pm

SAINTS: Jack Cork off, Sam Gallagher on (60 mins).

4:17pm

CHANCE (55 mins): United go close to turning the game completely on its head in the space of two minutes. Adnan Januzaj's cross from the right picks out Danny Welbeck six yards out, but he puts his header over the bar.

4:16pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

SAINTS 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Juan Mata 54)

Wanyama's foul on Welbeck gives United a great sight of goal, and Juan Mata bends a superb free-kick over the wall and into the top corner, leaving Artur Boruc rooted to the spot. The goal has actually come from United's first shot on target.

4:15pm

Victor Wanyama booked for bringing down Danny Welbeck just outside the area (54 mins)

4:04pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

New photo of Lambert's goal

4:03pm

The second half is underway.

One change for United at the break, with Michael Carrick replacing Shinji Kagawa.

3:47pm

SAINTS 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0

3:42pm

CHANCE (39 mins): After Vidic's foul on Lallana 25 yards out, Rickie Lambert attempts a free-kick, but it's straight at David de Gea.

3:41pm

Nemanja Vidic booked for tripping Adam Lallana (38 mins).

3:38pm

CHANCE (35 mins): Chris Smalling goes close to equalising for United, as a loose ball drops to him just outside the area. His low shot across goal goes through a crowd of bodies, but misses the post by inches.

3:36pm

CHANCE (33 mins): Juan Mata swings in a free-kick from the right, with Nemanja Vidic winning the header. His effort just misses the top corner, though, and goes behind for a goal-kick.

3:35pm

Jack Cork booked for wrestling Adnan Januzaj to the ground (33 mins).

3:31pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

SAINTS 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0 (Rickie Lambert 28)

Saints take a well-deserved lead, although in slightly controversial circumstances. Rickie Lambert wins an aerial duel with Nemanja Vidic, but accidentally catches the United defender with an elbow in the process. Referee Mike Dean allows play to continue, as the ball falls to Steven Davis. He slips Lambert in behind the defence, with the striker finishing emphatically past David de Gea. United players surround Dean after the goal, while Vidic has to change his shirt after receiving a bloodied nose. 

3:29pm

CHANCE (25 mins): Saints continue to push, with Adam Lallana this time testing David de Gea with a curling left-foot effort from just outside the area, after receiving Rickie Lambert's lay-off. In the end, it was a fairly comfortable save for the United keeper.

3:23pm

CHANCE (20 mins): Luke Shaw bursts forward and plays a ball down the left channel for Adam Lallana. Shaw continues his run into the area and rises to meet his teammate's delivery. The left-back can't jump high enough to get over the ball, though, and loops his header over.

3:13pm

CHANCE (10 mins): Nathaniel Clyne receives an angled pass from Victor Wanyama out on the right. He drives towards Patrice Evra then cuts the ball back to Wanyama in a central position 25 yards out. The Kenyan strikes a right-foooted shot first-time, which is right in the path of Adam Lallana. The Saints skipper tries a clever flick to divert the ball past David de Gea, but doesn't get quite enough on it to change the ball's course sufficiently.

3:09pm

PENALTY APPEAL (7 mins): Luke Shaw sends in a cross with the outside of his left foot, which Steven Davis flicks on. Adam Lallana controls it six yards out, before Nemanja Vidic's flailing arm strikes the ball. It looked a good shout for a spot kick, but referee Mike Dean gave nothing.

3:07pm

CHANCE (4 mins): United have the first sight of goal, as Jack Cork fouls Patrice Evra 20 yards out. Juan Mata takes the free-kick, but his effort hits the wall.

3:00pm

Referee Mike Dean gets today's match underway.

2:58pm

The teams are out here at St Mary's. Kick-off now just a few minutes away. Stay with us for updates from throughout the match.

2:37pm

Sholing, who won the FA Vase at Wembley yesterday, have been recognised for their achievements this afternoon, with Saints presenting them to the crowd. What a fantastic weekend for the Boatmen! Congratulations to Dave Diaper and all his team.

2:29pm

 

Basingstoke Gazette: Mauricio Pochettino, pictured, threatened to walk away if Nicola Cortese left the club

This could well be Mauricio Pochettino's last game as Saints manager, with the 43-year-old being strongly tipped to take over at Tottenham this summer. The Argentine has been coy about his future in recent weeks, and has not addressed anything about it in his programme notes today. Here is a snippet of what he has had to say, though...

A record number of points in a Premier League season is a special achievement, and we hope to improve on that total today.

Mauricio Pochettino

2:24pm

2:23pm

2:07pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says

Would hate us to play against any of our current Saints next season.
Stick together and we can be serious contenders in Europe!
Come on you Saints!

2:20pm

Basingstoke Gazette: RELAXED AND CONFIDENT: England head coach Roy Hodgson is sure qualification will be achieved

While a lot of the talk at today's game will be about the future of Mauricio Pochettino and Saints' key players, there is also the issue of the World Cup to discuss. England manager Roy Hodgson, who is at St Mary's this afternoon, names his squad for Brazil tomorrow, with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw all in with a strong chance of being included. Click here for the full story.

2:16pm

Basingstoke Gazette: Adam Lallana celebrates his wonder goal against Hull

An emotional Adam Lallana was crowned Saints' player of the season this week. In today's matchday programme, he has spoken about how he felt receiving the awards from the fans and also what his future might hold, with strong rumours that Liverpool are confident of signing him this month.

 

I got emotional because it's been a journey that I couldn't have even dreamed of - but I'm not saying that this is the end by any means. Obviously with how well the club and its players have done, there are going to be some decisions to make in the summer, and maybe it all hit home a little bit when I was speaking. We're now in a position where we have to sit down as a club and decide what is best and what's the right route to take, because we want to be a stable club - that's the main thing. We want to be competing in the Premier League for the next four or five years and forever longer. I just want to be honest. I feel I've been honest throughout my whole career and I want to be honest now to whoever I'm speaking to, whether it's the fans, the manager or anyone. Every fan would realise that there's big potential in our team and we have players who can go and play at a higher level. I'm certainly ambitious. I want to one day play in the Champions League and compete for the Premier League title, but I still feel like I'm the same guy I was when we were playing in League 1 and in the Championship."

Saints captain Adam Lallana

2:03pm

That's one change for Saints with Rickie Lambert replacing Sam Gallagher in attack

2:00pm

TEAMS

SAINTS: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana, Lambert.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Hooiveld, Chambers, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Do Prado, Gallagher.

MAN UTD: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Januzaj, Fletcher, Kagawa, Welbeck, Mata, van Persie

Subs: Amos, Carrick, Cleverley, Lawrence, Young, Valencia, Hernandez

Ref: Mike Dean

1:56pm

Manchester United squad news: Defender Phil Jones (shoulder) and striker Wayne Rooney (groin) are out of Manchester United's final game of the season at Saints. Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard (illness) and defender Rafael (thigh) are doubts. Centre-back Jonny Evans (ankle) is unavailable but 18-year-old striker James Wilson should be fit despite suffering a knock on his goalscoring debut against Hull on Tuesday.

1:54pm

Saints squad news: Southampton have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Manchester United. Morgan Schneiderlin and Rickie Lambert played in last week's win at Swansea, despite struggling with slight injuury knocks. Jay Rodriguez (knee), Gaston Ramirez (ankle) and Maya Yoshida (knee) remain absent, as is back-up goalkeeper Kelvin Davis (back).

1:51pm

1:51pm

Hello and welcome to our final Daily Echo Saints blog of the 2013/14 season. Mauricio Pochettino's side have enjoyed a record-breaking campaign and will be looking to sign off in style, with a victory over Manchester United. That would be a fine way to send the club into what represents an extremely important summer period, as they bid to keep hold of their manager and key players. Stay with us for build-up, team news and match updates.

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2:07pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Would hate us to play against any of our current Saints next season.
Stick together and we can be serious contenders in Europe!
Come on you Saints!
Would hate us to play against any of our current Saints next season. Stick together and we can be serious contenders in Europe! Come on you Saints! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 7

2:17pm Sun 11 May 14

Costa Baz says...

Stay awake at corners, Saints.
They always use the near post corner to Van Persie, to glance into the far corner routine.
Stay awake at corners, Saints. They always use the near post corner to Van Persie, to glance into the far corner routine. Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Sun 11 May 14

damoose says...

Will be watching if anyone gets too emotional on the lap of honour
Will be watching if anyone gets too emotional on the lap of honour damoose
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Sun 11 May 14

circa 66 saint says...

Look at the table the defence is top 6 (goals against) the attack top7 (goals scored) .10 drawn games if we had converted 4 of these to wins today's game would be for 7th position.
We are not far away from being a top 6 side we have managed to open up a huge gap on the teams below us, so we need to keep this side together and make a few good additions to give us the depth we need to cover a whole season and the next Level is ours for the taking
Look at the table the defence is top 6 (goals against) the attack top7 (goals scored) .10 drawn games if we had converted 4 of these to wins today's game would be for 7th position. We are not far away from being a top 6 side we have managed to open up a huge gap on the teams below us, so we need to keep this side together and make a few good additions to give us the depth we need to cover a whole season and the next Level is ours for the taking circa 66 saint
  • Score: 3

2:53pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Kat, do your father proud. Invest in this team, give MoPo all the backing, keep it together and the future will be bright.
(P.S Tell Woy he needs to renew his season ticket for next year)
Kat, do your father proud. Invest in this team, give MoPo all the backing, keep it together and the future will be bright. (P.S Tell Woy he needs to renew his season ticket for next year) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 4

3:06pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Loving the crowd noise... can hear you across the North Sea!!!
Loving the crowd noise... can hear you across the North Sea!!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 2

3:10pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Another handball penalty decision not given... got to laugh!
Another handball penalty decision not given... got to laugh! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 2

3:19pm Sun 11 May 14

circa 66 saint says...

Are there any of this manure side we would be interested in signing?. Are any of them good enough to make an improvement to us in our next 5 year plan?.
V.P. maybe or even Mata the rest are where they deserve to be.
Are there any of this manure side we would be interested in signing?. Are any of them good enough to make an improvement to us in our next 5 year plan?. V.P. maybe or even Mata the rest are where they deserve to be. circa 66 saint
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Sun 11 May 14

andoru says...

Satellite problems. I can't see the game, or any game, except the City match online. How's it looking? Anyone have a link?
Satellite problems. I can't see the game, or any game, except the City match online. How's it looking? Anyone have a link? andoru
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Sun 11 May 14

circa 66 saint says...

The man in Brazil (soon) he say have it. SRL rules
The man in Brazil (soon) he say have it. SRL rules circa 66 saint
  • Score: 2

3:46pm Sun 11 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Another handball penalty decision not given... got to laugh!
Greetings all. Just switched on, didn't see that handball but there have been 4 decisions against us in 5 minutes of watching. Who IS this ref?
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Another handball penalty decision not given... got to laugh![/p][/quote]Greetings all. Just switched on, didn't see that handball but there have been 4 decisions against us in 5 minutes of watching. Who IS this ref? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Sun 11 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Another handball penalty decision not given... got to laugh!
Greetings all. Just switched on, didn't see that handball but there have been 4 decisions against us in 5 minutes of watching. Who IS this ref?
Mike Dean stras, I wouldn't worry about the handball it us so unless a manure player catches the ball and hands it to the ref we ain't getting a pen!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Another handball penalty decision not given... got to laugh![/p][/quote]Greetings all. Just switched on, didn't see that handball but there have been 4 decisions against us in 5 minutes of watching. Who IS this ref?[/p][/quote]Mike Dean stras, I wouldn't worry about the handball it us so unless a manure player catches the ball and hands it to the ref we ain't getting a pen! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Sun 11 May 14

BracknellSaint says...

Unbelievable. Yet again, opposition has done nothing, but level..
Unbelievable. Yet again, opposition has done nothing, but level.. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Different game now...
Come on Saints! Let's shut these East Anglican and Kent supporters up!
Different game now... Come on Saints! Let's shut these East Anglican and Kent supporters up! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Big Sam coming on.. for Cork.
Big Sam coming on.. for Cork. Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

4:38pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Come on Saaaaaints!!!
Final push!!!
Come on Saaaaaints!!! Final push!!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Sun 11 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.
Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 1

4:55pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

So Liverpool lose by 2 points... what a shame saints beat them at Anfield ;-)
So Liverpool lose by 2 points... what a shame saints beat them at Anfield ;-) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

4:56pm Sun 11 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

This game for me mirrors so many we have had. A game of two halves. We dominated in the first but fell off in the second. Nonetheless, a great season and congrats to the team. An interesting summer to come. Expect to see our three named by Woy tomorrow!
This game for me mirrors so many we have had. A game of two halves. We dominated in the first but fell off in the second. Nonetheless, a great season and congrats to the team. An interesting summer to come. Expect to see our three named by Woy tomorrow! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Sun 11 May 14

Costa Baz says...

Record points haul.
Great season.
Now for the hard work.
Keep MP.
Keep the squad together.
Sign another striker and TWO creative attacking midfielders , so that we aren't always relying on Adam.
Simple when you say it quickly.
Record points haul. Great season. Now for the hard work. Keep MP. Keep the squad together. Sign another striker and TWO creative attacking midfielders , so that we aren't always relying on Adam. Simple when you say it quickly. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

5:23pm Sun 11 May 14

JohnItaly says...

This game simply encapsulates our season. Dominate a game, go ahead, but fail to win. What has consistently let us down is failure to kill off a game. Saints have only conceded 9 more goals than the Champions Man City but scored 48 (forty eight) less goals. It has been been argued consistently in posts that what is needed is to find a natural goal poacher - a 20 a season man. I know difficult but necessary in order to progress. A very interesting summer lies ahead - if not the next 3/4 weeks. I imagine all fans would like to see some positive progress made before the World Cup kicks off so we can all watch Lallana, Lambert & Shaw enhance their reputations in Brazil as Southampton players.
This game simply encapsulates our season. Dominate a game, go ahead, but fail to win. What has consistently let us down is failure to kill off a game. Saints have only conceded 9 more goals than the Champions Man City but scored 48 (forty eight) less goals. It has been been argued consistently in posts that what is needed is to find a natural goal poacher - a 20 a season man. I know difficult but necessary in order to progress. A very interesting summer lies ahead - if not the next 3/4 weeks. I imagine all fans would like to see some positive progress made before the World Cup kicks off so we can all watch Lallana, Lambert & Shaw enhance their reputations in Brazil as Southampton players. JohnItaly
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Sun 11 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

cant be too upset with a draw. neither side had much if anything to play for so it was never going to be a game to remember. I think a lot of players took their foot off the pedal and those looking to the world cup didn't want to get injured.
good to see roy using his season ticket again, sms must be one of his most visited grounds, was he here to have a last look at luke or clyne.
tomorrow we will see the squad announced and we all hope to see it full of our players, don't bottle it roy!

what a season it been, who would have thought we would be so comfortable in 8th place 6pts above 9th. we have played some of the best football I have ever seen a saints team play and have scared the `big` boys so much that they are desperate to break our team up in case we break up their hold on the champs league places.
come on saints, stick together get some exciting new players in and lets take on the big boys at their own game and give them the fright of their lives next season!
cant be too upset with a draw. neither side had much if anything to play for so it was never going to be a game to remember. I think a lot of players took their foot off the pedal and those looking to the world cup didn't want to get injured. good to see roy using his season ticket again, sms must be one of his most visited grounds, was he here to have a last look at luke or clyne. tomorrow we will see the squad announced and we all hope to see it full of our players, don't bottle it roy! what a season it been, who would have thought we would be so comfortable in 8th place 6pts above 9th. we have played some of the best football I have ever seen a saints team play and have scared the `big` boys so much that they are desperate to break our team up in case we break up their hold on the champs league places. come on saints, stick together get some exciting new players in and lets take on the big boys at their own game and give them the fright of their lives next season! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Sun 11 May 14

bluewhiteandred says...

Pompey record intact pup.
Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try !
Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .
Pompey record intact pup. Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try ! Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH . bluewhiteandred
  • Score: -8

5:53pm Sun 11 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Pompey record intact pup.
Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try !
Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .
Go home and be bored!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Pompey record intact pup. Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try ! Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .[/p][/quote]Go home and be bored!!!!! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 4

5:58pm Sun 11 May 14

Jan28th1984 says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Pompey record intact pup.
Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try !
Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .
(snigger)
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Pompey record intact pup. Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try ! Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .[/p][/quote](snigger) Jan28th1984
  • Score: 2

6:11pm Sun 11 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Exactly. Little, and I stress, little, green monster but more like a kitten these days.
Exactly. Little, and I stress, little, green monster but more like a kitten these days. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Sun 11 May 14

Mr saint76 says...

Osvaldo has just scored his first league goal for Juve. World class finish.
Osvaldo has just scored his first league goal for Juve. World class finish. Mr saint76
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Sun 11 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Mr saint76 wrote:
Osvaldo has just scored his first league goal for Juve. World class finish.
World Class player - alas, seems to be a bit of a world class kn0b, too.

Still, a goal won't have done his market value too much harm.
[quote][p][bold]Mr saint76[/bold] wrote: Osvaldo has just scored his first league goal for Juve. World class finish.[/p][/quote]World Class player - alas, seems to be a bit of a world class kn0b, too. Still, a goal won't have done his market value too much harm. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Sun 11 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Pompey record intact pup.
Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try !
Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .
Just to top off a brilliant season full of (legally paid for) talent, fantastic (30,000+) fans at home games, a manager that has respect (not visited any local brothels), a team of at least 4 English internationals (none of whom took bribes to get sent off), millions of pounds won (with no sell on fees hoping Liverpool won the league), wonderful past and present owners with the Liebherrs (no need to rob the locals)....
Yes, I would say we had a fantastic season (how did the bluefew smelly things get on down the road...?)
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Pompey record intact pup. Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try ! Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .[/p][/quote]Just to top off a brilliant season full of (legally paid for) talent, fantastic (30,000+) fans at home games, a manager that has respect (not visited any local brothels), a team of at least 4 English internationals (none of whom took bribes to get sent off), millions of pounds won (with no sell on fees hoping Liverpool won the league), wonderful past and present owners with the Liebherrs (no need to rob the locals).... Yes, I would say we had a fantastic season (how did the bluefew smelly things get on down the road...?) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 5

6:58pm Sun 11 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
Pompey record intact pup.
Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try !
Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .
Just to top off a brilliant season full of (legally paid for) talent, fantastic (30,000+) fans at home games, a manager that has respect (not visited any local brothels), a team of at least 4 English internationals (none of whom took bribes to get sent off), millions of pounds won (with no sell on fees hoping Liverpool won the league), wonderful past and present owners with the Liebherrs (no need to rob the locals)....
Yes, I would say we had a fantastic season (how did the bluefew smelly things get on down the road...?)
They continue to whine and say over and over and over they are the best team. The only problem with that is they spent the year in a nondescript league. They were early favorites to go up, but spent most of the year languishing ( hope that's not too big of a word for blue) in the relegation zone and only a few late wins made them an average league two team. They are light years from us and will remain so. All they are left with are jealous rants. Sad little blue.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Pompey record intact pup. Saints failed to beat Pompey s highest position of 8th and 57 points in the premier league today after leading MAN Utd 1-0 it ended 1-1 . Good try ! Theirs only One most successful team in Hampshire PORTSMOUTH .[/p][/quote]Just to top off a brilliant season full of (legally paid for) talent, fantastic (30,000+) fans at home games, a manager that has respect (not visited any local brothels), a team of at least 4 English internationals (none of whom took bribes to get sent off), millions of pounds won (with no sell on fees hoping Liverpool won the league), wonderful past and present owners with the Liebherrs (no need to rob the locals).... Yes, I would say we had a fantastic season (how did the bluefew smelly things get on down the road...?)[/p][/quote]They continue to whine and say over and over and over they are the best team. The only problem with that is they spent the year in a nondescript league. They were early favorites to go up, but spent most of the year languishing ( hope that's not too big of a word for blue) in the relegation zone and only a few late wins made them an average league two team. They are light years from us and will remain so. All they are left with are jealous rants. Sad little blue. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

8:00pm Sun 11 May 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.
cuz he's not pulling his weight, as Ray Houghton noted. waste of space in the PL. Sell, sell, sell. I'd love to see him at Anfield. Can't stand the whingeing f'ers and he'd fit right in at Diverpool.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.[/p][/quote]cuz he's not pulling his weight, as Ray Houghton noted. waste of space in the PL. Sell, sell, sell. I'd love to see him at Anfield. Can't stand the whingeing f'ers and he'd fit right in at Diverpool. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -4

9:10pm Sun 11 May 14

loosehead says...

So we take off two players with a chance of playing for England early & the commentators on BBc say that's goodbye from them they need to go to bigger clubs?
Robbie Savage says they need to move not stay at Southampton.
Keon (hope I spelt it right) said he hoped only one would go as it would be a bad thing to lose us with our youth policy?
Surely we're trying to build a big club & why do players need to leave?
I remember when Man U were in the old division 2 with us so why should players go to them? how many places above us were they?
Yes they can buy players but hopefully so can we.
So we take off two players with a chance of playing for England early & the commentators on BBc say that's goodbye from them they need to go to bigger clubs? Robbie Savage says they need to move not stay at Southampton. Keon (hope I spelt it right) said he hoped only one would go as it would be a bad thing to lose us with our youth policy? Surely we're trying to build a big club & why do players need to leave? I remember when Man U were in the old division 2 with us so why should players go to them? how many places above us were they? Yes they can buy players but hopefully so can we. loosehead
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11:37pm Sun 11 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just seen on MoD that Mr Dean obeyed the unwritten law, thou shalt not give Saints an obvious penalty as with Lambert we have an unfair advantage.
Just seen on MoD that Mr Dean obeyed the unwritten law, thou shalt not give Saints an obvious penalty as with Lambert we have an unfair advantage. OSPREYSAINT
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2:10am Mon 12 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.
cuz he's not pulling his weight, as Ray Houghton noted. waste of space in the PL. Sell, sell, sell. I'd love to see him at Anfield. Can't stand the whingeing f'ers and he'd fit right in at Diverpool.
Houghton never said that at all, stop making things up to suit your own twisted views.
what Houghton did wasgive 3-4 different opinions or views as to why lalla was taken off early, one of them was that he thought he might not be pulling his weight, which when you look at the ground covered, tackles and passes (well almost every stat) it shows that's not the case. in fact lallas stats beat almost every other attacking midfielder in the prem this season, not that you would bother with the truth! options Houghton didn't give, and the most likely are, 1. lalla runs himself into the ground for 60-70mins he is told to do this by MP knowing that he will be taken off andby playing harder for that time it might give us an edge early in the game.
2. MP knows that lalla is going to go to the world cup and in recent games has been `protecting` him from injury. MP knows that if lalla is picked to play for England whilst a saints player it gives us a better chance of keeping him here.
both are just as logical as the opinions of a pundit who at one point during the game said that cork should be sent off for a `rugby tackle` yet 10mins later said that a vidic tackle was `virtually the same` yet claimed that was only a yellow card!
as I say don't let facts and figures get in the way of your twisted views, and don't think that just because every pundit, except Houghton, is saying that lalla is a great player and should start for England in the world cup that it makes you wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.[/p][/quote]cuz he's not pulling his weight, as Ray Houghton noted. waste of space in the PL. Sell, sell, sell. I'd love to see him at Anfield. Can't stand the whingeing f'ers and he'd fit right in at Diverpool.[/p][/quote]Houghton never said that at all, stop making things up to suit your own twisted views. what Houghton did wasgive 3-4 different opinions or views as to why lalla was taken off early, one of them was that he thought he might not be pulling his weight, which when you look at the ground covered, tackles and passes (well almost every stat) it shows that's not the case. in fact lallas stats beat almost every other attacking midfielder in the prem this season, not that you would bother with the truth! options Houghton didn't give, and the most likely are, 1. lalla runs himself into the ground for 60-70mins he is told to do this by MP knowing that he will be taken off andby playing harder for that time it might give us an edge early in the game. 2. MP knows that lalla is going to go to the world cup and in recent games has been `protecting` him from injury. MP knows that if lalla is picked to play for England whilst a saints player it gives us a better chance of keeping him here. both are just as logical as the opinions of a pundit who at one point during the game said that cork should be sent off for a `rugby tackle` yet 10mins later said that a vidic tackle was `virtually the same` yet claimed that was only a yellow card! as I say don't let facts and figures get in the way of your twisted views, and don't think that just because every pundit, except Houghton, is saying that lalla is a great player and should start for England in the world cup that it makes you wrong. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

4:17am Mon 12 May 14

Rising_Son says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.
cuz he's not pulling his weight, as Ray Houghton noted. waste of space in the PL. Sell, sell, sell. I'd love to see him at Anfield. Can't stand the whingeing f'ers and he'd fit right in at Diverpool.
Houghton never said that at all, stop making things up to suit your own twisted views.
what Houghton did wasgive 3-4 different opinions or views as to why lalla was taken off early, one of them was that he thought he might not be pulling his weight, which when you look at the ground covered, tackles and passes (well almost every stat) it shows that's not the case. in fact lallas stats beat almost every other attacking midfielder in the prem this season, not that you would bother with the truth! options Houghton didn't give, and the most likely are, 1. lalla runs himself into the ground for 60-70mins he is told to do this by MP knowing that he will be taken off andby playing harder for that time it might give us an edge early in the game.
2. MP knows that lalla is going to go to the world cup and in recent games has been `protecting` him from injury. MP knows that if lalla is picked to play for England whilst a saints player it gives us a better chance of keeping him here.
both are just as logical as the opinions of a pundit who at one point during the game said that cork should be sent off for a `rugby tackle` yet 10mins later said that a vidic tackle was `virtually the same` yet claimed that was only a yellow card!
as I say don't let facts and figures get in the way of your twisted views, and don't think that just because every pundit, except Houghton, is saying that lalla is a great player and should start for England in the world cup that it makes you wrong.
The weirdest part of the commentary was when Houghton and the other guy had an verbal **** over Mata's goal.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Commentators on the game that I am watching live keep asking why Adam is the most substituted player on our team and if he is so creative why is he going off and then our ability to score then goes down? A mystery to me, too.[/p][/quote]cuz he's not pulling his weight, as Ray Houghton noted. waste of space in the PL. Sell, sell, sell. I'd love to see him at Anfield. Can't stand the whingeing f'ers and he'd fit right in at Diverpool.[/p][/quote]Houghton never said that at all, stop making things up to suit your own twisted views. what Houghton did wasgive 3-4 different opinions or views as to why lalla was taken off early, one of them was that he thought he might not be pulling his weight, which when you look at the ground covered, tackles and passes (well almost every stat) it shows that's not the case. in fact lallas stats beat almost every other attacking midfielder in the prem this season, not that you would bother with the truth! options Houghton didn't give, and the most likely are, 1. lalla runs himself into the ground for 60-70mins he is told to do this by MP knowing that he will be taken off andby playing harder for that time it might give us an edge early in the game. 2. MP knows that lalla is going to go to the world cup and in recent games has been `protecting` him from injury. MP knows that if lalla is picked to play for England whilst a saints player it gives us a better chance of keeping him here. both are just as logical as the opinions of a pundit who at one point during the game said that cork should be sent off for a `rugby tackle` yet 10mins later said that a vidic tackle was `virtually the same` yet claimed that was only a yellow card! as I say don't let facts and figures get in the way of your twisted views, and don't think that just because every pundit, except Houghton, is saying that lalla is a great player and should start for England in the world cup that it makes you wrong.[/p][/quote]The weirdest part of the commentary was when Houghton and the other guy had an verbal **** over Mata's goal. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

4:18am Mon 12 May 14

Rising_Son says...

**** -> org@sm
**** -> org@sm Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

11:48am Mon 12 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Did anyone notice that from the kick off we had 24-25 passes before a Manc actually got near enough to touch the ball, several similar moves happened throughout.
Did anyone notice that from the kick off we had 24-25 passes before a Manc actually got near enough to touch the ball, several similar moves happened throughout. OSPREYSAINT
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