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Summary

  • Saints extend unbeaten league run to five games with 2-2 draw
  • All the goals came in a frantic first half at St Mary's
  • Saints twice led, through Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis
  • Stoke's replies came from Peter Odemwingie and Peter Crouch
  • Saints remain eighth in the Premier League table

4:54pm

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4:54pm

Saints remain ninth in the table tonight, after this draw with Stoke. Thanks for joining us this afternoon. We will have a full report and reaction for you on the website shortly. We will be back with our next blog on Tuesday night, when Saints make the trip to Hull.

4:53pm

SAINTS 2 STOKE 2

4:47pm

Stoke: Oussama Assaidi off, John Guidetti on (84 mins)

4:45pm

CHANCE (82 mins): Calum Chambers sends in a ball to the far post that finds Morgan Schneiderlin, but he puts his effort into the side netting.

4:44pm

Saints: Nathaniel Clyne off, Calum Chambers on (80 mins).

4:40pm

Stoke: Charlie Adam off, Steven N'Zonzi on (78 mins).

4:29pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

Peter Crouch cautioned for a poor tackle on Morgan Schneiderlin (67 mins).

4:28pm

CHANCE (65 mins): Rickie Lambert nods down a free-kick into the path of Jack Cork. The midfielder hits a well-struck half-volley, which flies just wide.

4:14pm

CHANCE (51 mins): Steven Davis drifts in a corner, which Jay Rodriguez meets around the penalty spot. His downward header has plenty of power, but skids just past the post.

4:05pm

The second half is underway

3:49pm

Saints 2 Stoke 2

3:47pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

SAINTS 2 STOKE 2 (Peter Crouch 44)

A very soft goal gifts Stoke another equaliser. Charlie Adam swings in a corner, which Artur Boruc should deal comfortably with. He makes a mess of punching it, though, and Peter Crouch is able to bundle the ball in.

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:44pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

SAINTS 2 STOKE 1 (Steven Davis 41)

Saints quickly back in front, with a rather fortunate goal from Davis. He swings over a left foot cross that eludes everyone and beats Asmir Begovic, before nestling in the far corner.

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:41pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

SAINTS 1 STOKE 1 (Peter Odemwingie 38)

Charlie Adam produces a stunning through pass that picks out Odemwingie, and he makes no mistake, slotting the ball past Artur Boruc to level the match.

3:32pm

Charlie Adam cautioned for handball (29 mins).

3:31pm

CHANCE (28 mins): Saints launch a superb counter attack after clearing a Stoke corner. Steven Davis skips clear of Mark Muniesa, sprints the length of the pitch, and plays in the overlapping Nathaniel Clyne. He tries to curl the ball past Asmir Begovic and into the far corner, but the Stoke keeper makes an excellent save.

3:27pm

CHANCE (24 mins): Saints have been looking comfortable, but Stoke occasionally offer a reminder of a potential threat. Erik Pieters swings in a cross from deep, which picks out the run of Jonathan Walters. He doesn't get the right connection with his diving header, though, as the ball skids well wide.

3:10pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

SAINTS 1 STOKE 0 (Rickie Lambert 6)

Charlie Adam charges down an Adam Lallana cross with his arms, giving Saints a free-kick just outside the left edge of Stoke's penalty area. Lambert produces a stunning effort, whipping the ball towards the far corner, beating the dive of Asmir Begovic and going in off the post.

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm

The match is underway.

2:57pm

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

2:50pm

The players have finished their pre-match warm-ups and have headed back into the dressing rooms. Kick-off is now about ten minutes away.

2:41pm

Basingstoke Gazette: Luke Shaw has been linked with a move away from Southampton

Many of Saints' English contingent would last week have impressed national team manager Roy Hodsgon, who was in the stands for the 3-0 win at Fulham. Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez will all hope to strengthen their case for a place in the World Cup squad with another good performance today. They might not be the only ones in with a shot of making it to Brazil, though. Saints' honorary president Terry Paine believes that 18-year-old left-back Luke Shaw should be given a chance to prove himself with the senior England team.

 

I still think he can make it. He would certainly be one that I would be looking at. For me, he has to be in the running. I would certainly be calling him up for the friendly before the World Cup. He’s as good as, if not better than, what we’ve got at left-back.

Terry Paine

2:31pm

Basingstoke Gazette: Mauricio Pochettino says he will not leave Southampton before the end of the season

Another win for Saints today would keep their slim hopes of earning a Europa League place alive. It is a prize, however, that Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is not so keen on receiving. Click here to find out what he had to say about the competition.

2:27pm

Today's match will be Saints' one and only home fixture during February, barring an FA Cup replay against Sunderland. After this, Mauricio Pochettino's men face trips to Hull, the Black Cats, and West Ham, before returning to St Mary's to face Liverpool on March 1.

 

We are currently four games unbeaten with our league form, and look forward to playing back at St Mary's again today which is something we will savour, as it is a little while until we play here again. Before our next match here, we travel to Hull, Sunderland and West Ham in both league and cup competition where your support will be greatly received at those games.

Mauricio Pochettino, in today's programme

2:12pm

Basingstoke Gazette: Jack Cork in action for Saints against Unió Esportiva Llagostera.

Saints midfielder Jack Cork is back in the starting line-up today. It has been a difficult season at times for the 24-year-old, though, after losing his place in the team to summer signing Victor Wanyama. Cork spoke honestly this week about his situation and how he felt during the first half of the season. You can read the full interview here, but here is a snippet...

 

It was a strange one, because I hadn’t felt that I’d done anything wrong. I finished a good season last year and I just felt a bit helpless really that I couldn’t do anything to effect what people thought of me. It was a bit frustrating. It felt like ages. It was only 15 games, but it felt like the longest period ever.

Jack Cork

2:04pm

Saints make two changes from the team that won 3-0 at Fulham last weekend. Jack Cork replaces Victor Wanyama in the centre of midfield, while Nathaniel Clyne comes in for Calum Chambers at right-back. Both Wanyama and Chambers are among the substitutes. Stoke also make two changes, with Marc Muniesa and Oussama Assaidi replacing Marc Wilson and Marko Arnautovic.

2:03pm

THE LINE-UPS

SAINTS: Boruc; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Cork; S Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez; Lambert.

Subs: K Davis, Hooiveld, Chambers, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Isgrove, Do Prado.

STOKE: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Odemwingie, Adam, Whelan, Assiadi, Walters, Crouch.

Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, N'Zonzi, Guidetti, Wilkinson, Shotton, Ireland.

Referee: Craig Pawson.

1:52pm

Stoke squad news: Stoke will check on the fitness of forwards Marko Arnautovic and Jonathan Walters. Both players suffered knocks in last week's victory over Manchester United, while defender Marc Wilson is also a doubt after missing some training this week with a chest infection. Midfielder Steven Nzonzi is available again after suspension, but Andy Wilkinson, Matthew Etherington and Robert Huth remain on the sidelines.

1:51pm

Saints squad news: Victor Wanyama should be available for Southampton's clash with Stoke, although Calum Chambers is a doubt for the match. Kenyan midfielder Wanyama sustained a knock in last weekend's 3-0 win at Fulham, but has been training this week and will be assessed before kick-off. Chambers, who picked up a dead leg at Fulham, is more of a doubt. Teenage striker Sam Gallagher will not be available following a family bereavement, while Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez (both ankle) remain absent.

1:47pm

1:45pm

Hello and welcome to this Daily Echo blog, covering Saints' Premier League clash with Stoke City, at St Mary's. Mauricio Pochettino's men are looking to extend their unbeaten league run to five matches. A victory for Saints today could move them up to eighth in the table, depending on Newcastle's result at Chelsea. We will have build-up, team news and match updates for you throughout the afternoon.

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1:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

not exactly the conditions for a free flowing game of football today.
But I do expect an exciting game, because it always is exciting when the Saints are playing at home
not exactly the conditions for a free flowing game of football today. But I do expect an exciting game, because it always is exciting when the Saints are playing at home dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Rwanda here - just bet the £20 I won on Saints winning last on on us to win again this week - hoping to win enough for a plane ticket home for the last game of the season :-)

Quick note Norge - we're gonna be winning games in the Prem for many years to come, and we need your end-of-game tirade against the losers from loserville - maybe don't dredge up every single name season? Leave someone for times to come? I mean, Norway weren't expecting to do it every year until the end of time. Just a thought .....
Rwanda here - just bet the £20 I won on Saints winning last on on us to win again this week - hoping to win enough for a plane ticket home for the last game of the season :-) Quick note Norge - we're gonna be winning games in the Prem for many years to come, and we need your end-of-game tirade against the losers from loserville - maybe don't dredge up every single name season? Leave someone for times to come? I mean, Norway weren't expecting to do it every year until the end of time. Just a thought ..... Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 0

2:11pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Tony... I won't change a winning formula ;-)
MoPo won't either, Cork starts.
Watching the Ars'e getting torn apart by the Scousers... only one team has won there in the last 18 matches.... I wonder who that was?!
Cooooome oooon youuuuu Saaaaaints!!!!
Tony... I won't change a winning formula ;-) MoPo won't either, Cork starts. Watching the Ars'e getting torn apart by the Scousers... only one team has won there in the last 18 matches.... I wonder who that was?! Cooooome oooon youuuuu Saaaaaints!!!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 7

2:14pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Stoke's away form is poor, so hoping we are on our mettle and get a few early goals, although I have read that Stoke concede most goals in the 15 minutes before half time.

Which way is the wind blowing? Does Boruc need to be wary of Begovic going for goal?

If I was Hughes, I'd target kicking Lallana, JRod and Lambert out of the game, as we look very short of goals, on the bench.
Stoke's away form is poor, so hoping we are on our mettle and get a few early goals, although I have read that Stoke concede most goals in the 15 minutes before half time. Which way is the wind blowing? Does Boruc need to be wary of Begovic going for goal? If I was Hughes, I'd target kicking Lallana, JRod and Lambert out of the game, as we look very short of goals, on the bench. Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Sat 8 Feb 14

circa 66 saint says...

Would prefer Victor 1st half maybe cut the rough stuff that Stoke seem to think is football. Jack to come on 2nd half to teach a football lesson .
In fact same as last week, boring I know but what the hell another 3-0 win we will just have to suffer.
Would prefer Victor 1st half maybe cut the rough stuff that Stoke seem to think is football. Jack to come on 2nd half to teach a football lesson . In fact same as last week, boring I know but what the hell another 3-0 win we will just have to suffer. circa 66 saint
  • Score: 3

2:22pm Sat 8 Feb 14

milton road says...

Other than Lorven think we have fielded our strongest side today. I prefer Cork to Wanyama as an all round player. Though i think both have their place depending on the opposition. Chambers is a really good player but think Clyne just edges it when fully fit. be interesting sometime to see Chambers in his right midfield role.
Other than Lorven think we have fielded our strongest side today. I prefer Cork to Wanyama as an all round player. Though i think both have their place depending on the opposition. Chambers is a really good player but think Clyne just edges it when fully fit. be interesting sometime to see Chambers in his right midfield role. milton road
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Saint-Popeye says...

Saints to win 3-0!! COYRs!!!!!!
Saints to win 3-0!! COYRs!!!!!! Saint-Popeye
  • Score: 1

2:27pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Costa... I hope your wrong but I fear your right, I am worried they will put men behind the ball and kick our players at every opportunity, Stoke are one of the dirtiest teams after Wet Spam
Costa... I hope your wrong but I fear your right, I am worried they will put men behind the ball and kick our players at every opportunity, Stoke are one of the dirtiest teams after Wet Spam Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

milton road wrote:
Other than Lorven think we have fielded our strongest side today. I prefer Cork to Wanyama as an all round player. Though i think both have their place depending on the opposition. Chambers is a really good player but think Clyne just edges it when fully fit. be interesting sometime to see Chambers in his right midfield role.
If we are up in 60 minute mark, expect Victor to come on. He needs to get match fit. This should be three points today and we want to add to our goal difference. I'm predicting 3-0 but if I'm wrong I hope it's 4-0. Wind and rain may cause us some trouble if they park the bus - you know they will until we score.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Other than Lorven think we have fielded our strongest side today. I prefer Cork to Wanyama as an all round player. Though i think both have their place depending on the opposition. Chambers is a really good player but think Clyne just edges it when fully fit. be interesting sometime to see Chambers in his right midfield role.[/p][/quote]If we are up in 60 minute mark, expect Victor to come on. He needs to get match fit. This should be three points today and we want to add to our goal difference. I'm predicting 3-0 but if I'm wrong I hope it's 4-0. Wind and rain may cause us some trouble if they park the bus - you know they will until we score. DisplacedFan
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2:58pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Come on Saints, Norway (Olympics), England (rugby) and Exeter (kickball)
Come on Saints, Norway (Olympics), England (rugby) and Exeter (kickball) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Greetings from across the border. We're in the Black Forest this weekend.

If ever there was a home banker ........

BUT, with the conditions and our record against teams who defend deep and play agressively, anything is possible.

An early Saints' goal would make a lot of difference.

I should know this, but which way is the wind likely to be blowing? Across the family section, towards the away fans, is it? If so, I hope Artur is in front of the Chapel End for the first half, what we don't want now is a first-minute, wind-assisted Begovic goal.

Nah! I'm going 4-0 Saints, including a first for man-of-the-moment Jack.
Greetings from across the border. We're in the Black Forest this weekend. If ever there was a home banker ........ BUT, with the conditions and our record against teams who defend deep and play agressively, anything is possible. An early Saints' goal would make a lot of difference. I should know this, but which way is the wind likely to be blowing? Across the family section, towards the away fans, is it? If so, I hope Artur is in front of the Chapel End for the first half, what we don't want now is a first-minute, wind-assisted Begovic goal. Nah! I'm going 4-0 Saints, including a first for man-of-the-moment Jack. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football? DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

3:01pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

G’day all Saints fans around the world, Perth WA calling.
The commentator has just described the weather conditions as swirling winds, just what you me and Artur don’t want to hear after the last game. COYR 2-0
G’day all Saints fans around the world, Perth WA calling. The commentator has just described the weather conditions as swirling winds, just what you me and Artur don’t want to hear after the last game. COYR 2-0 Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Rickeeeeee.
Rickeeeeee. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

3:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

SRL you beauty!
SRL you beauty! Mush On The Beach
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3:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Wwwwwwwhat a goooooooooal!!!!!
Rickieeeeee!!!!!
Wwwwwwwhat a goooooooooal!!!!! Rickieeeeee!!!!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

well there's a surprise!
camera was right behind that free kick and it was a shot on goal all day long and Rickie doesn't miss.
well there's a surprise! camera was right behind that free kick and it was a shot on goal all day long and Rickie doesn't miss. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Great shot into the far right corner and a great save by Artur.
Great shot into the far right corner and a great save by Artur. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rickieeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
!!!!

Great strike! Just what we needed.

Oh, and I see Wes Brown has been sent off. I'll be interested to see how that one compares to the Gaston tackle.
Rickieeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! !!!! Great strike! Just what we needed. Oh, and I see Wes Brown has been sent off. I'll be interested to see how that one compares to the Gaston tackle. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Saint-Popeye says...

GET IN THERE!!! ......... SRL has done it again

Also have to mention thats thoughts and prayers are with Sam G and his family following the loss of his dad
GET IN THERE!!! ......... SRL has done it again Also have to mention thats thoughts and prayers are with Sam G and his family following the loss of his dad Saint-Popeye
  • Score: 2

3:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

http://www.stadium-l
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ml



by the way
http://www.stadium-l ive.com/Channel11.ht ml by the way dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Come on Exeter, you can beat that sh1t!
Come on Exeter, you can beat that sh1t! Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Saint-Popeye says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rickieeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! !!!! Great strike! Just what we needed. Oh, and I see Wes Brown has been sent off. I'll be interested to see how that one compares to the Gaston tackle.
John Hartson, Final Score
Sunderland 0-0 Hull
"Wes Brown's red card just looked reckless, to me. Shane Long was getting away from him using his pace, and Brown came across. It was the correct decision in terms of the red card."
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Rickieeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! !!!! Great strike! Just what we needed. Oh, and I see Wes Brown has been sent off. I'll be interested to see how that one compares to the Gaston tackle.[/p][/quote]John Hartson, Final Score Sunderland 0-0 Hull "Wes Brown's red card just looked reckless, to me. Shane Long was getting away from him using his pace, and Brown came across. It was the correct decision in terms of the red card." Saint-Popeye
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Saint-Popeye says...

Garth Crooks, Final Score
Southampton 1-0 Stoke
"Looking at that free-kick, it was tremendous from Rickie Lambert. But did it need a wall? It's on the edge of the box, so was that two-man wall right? What a wall does mean is you have to be a lot more precise - there was barely a wall there and look, he's gone and buried it."
Garth Crooks, Final Score Southampton 1-0 Stoke "Looking at that free-kick, it was tremendous from Rickie Lambert. But did it need a wall? It's on the edge of the box, so was that two-man wall right? What a wall does mean is you have to be a lot more precise - there was barely a wall there and look, he's gone and buried it." Saint-Popeye
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

The players seem keen to get the ball back to Artur, but he hasn't been tempted to have a shot yet.
The players seem keen to get the ball back to Artur, but he hasn't been tempted to have a shot yet. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

3:18pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Saint-Popeye says...

Southampton 1-0 Stoke
Southampton have looked more likely to get a second, but Stoke have had their first real effort on goal with Peter Odemwingie drawing a save from Artur Boruc in the home goal.
Southampton 1-0 Stoke Southampton have looked more likely to get a second, but Stoke have had their first real effort on goal with Peter Odemwingie drawing a save from Artur Boruc in the home goal. Saint-Popeye
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Stoke don't seem to realise that we have scored and are winning. It hasn't dented their confidence at all and they are having a go.
We are going to have to score at least one more if we are to win this game
Stoke don't seem to realise that we have scored and are winning. It hasn't dented their confidence at all and they are having a go. We are going to have to score at least one more if we are to win this game dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike![/p][/quote]The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

I have the feeling that MP has set us up to play short passes across midfield. I imagine that's for 2 reasons, first the wind and second to draw Stoke out of their defensive formation. Interesting tactics but I'm not sure we need to be that cautious now we have the lead. I'd rather see us get the ball wide and attack their fullbacks.
I have the feeling that MP has set us up to play short passes across midfield. I imagine that's for 2 reasons, first the wind and second to draw Stoke out of their defensive formation. Interesting tactics but I'm not sure we need to be that cautious now we have the lead. I'd rather see us get the ball wide and attack their fullbacks. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

3:28pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Saint-Popeye says...

Southampton 1-0 Stoke
Southampton are working hard when they lose possession. That is keeping Stoke under the cosh with Oussama Assaidi the brightest performer so far for the visitors.
Southampton 1-0 Stoke Southampton are working hard when they lose possession. That is keeping Stoke under the cosh with Oussama Assaidi the brightest performer so far for the visitors. Saint-Popeye
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
Yes indeed. What a value buy he was and still is.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike![/p][/quote]Yes indeed. What a value buy he was and still is. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

To be fair Stoke are playing pretty well and stopping us playing the natural game. Hopefully they will tire.
In other news it looks like Norway are to win another Gold in the biathlon :-)
To be fair Stoke are playing pretty well and stopping us playing the natural game. Hopefully they will tire. In other news it looks like Norway are to win another Gold in the biathlon :-) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Ricky shots again, but the keeper has it. Who ordered this rain? Time for a stadium cover.
Ricky shots again, but the keeper has it. Who ordered this rain? Time for a stadium cover. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

3:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.
We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ...........

................. I just can't get enough.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike![/p][/quote]The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.[/p][/quote]We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ........... ................. I just can't get enough. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Sat 8 Feb 14

circa 66 saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.
We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ...........

................. I just can't get enough.
Yeah and we had the wurzels once at the netley marsh steam rally
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike![/p][/quote]The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.[/p][/quote]We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ........... ................. I just can't get enough.[/p][/quote]Yeah and we had the wurzels once at the netley marsh steam rally circa 66 saint
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Very poor marking.
Very poor marking. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.
We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ...........

................. I just can't get enough.
Yeah and we had the wurzels once at the netley marsh steam rally
Wurzel defending :(
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike![/p][/quote]The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.[/p][/quote]We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ........... ................. I just can't get enough.[/p][/quote]Yeah and we had the wurzels once at the netley marsh steam rally[/p][/quote]Wurzel defending :( Strasbourg Saint
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3:40pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

He always scores against us.
There first goal away since Boxing Day!
We are struggling today... hope it's not another Villa game.
He always scores against us. There first goal away since Boxing Day! We are struggling today... hope it's not another Villa game. Norwegian Saint
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3:41pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Stoke pull it back and we do have a game on our hands.
Come on Saints, you can beat this sh i t
Stoke pull it back and we do have a game on our hands. Come on Saints, you can beat this sh i t dadofmy3sons
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3:42pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Yes the wind scores one for us.
Yes the wind scores one for us. DisplacedFan
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3:42pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
circa 66 saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?
She would have liked Rickie's strike!
The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.
We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ...........

................. I just can't get enough.
Yeah and we had the wurzels once at the netley marsh steam rally
Wurzel defending :(
Ha! Wurzel goalkeeping :)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: I see the boss is here again. Is she developing a taste for good football?[/p][/quote]She would have liked Rickie's strike![/p][/quote]The Boss is here in Perth for 3 nights only, Bruce Springsteen that is. The Stones in a couple of weeks, Perth is rocking with old international rockers. Ozzy Osbourne was due in March but he can’t find his passport.[/p][/quote]We had Depeche Mode here last week. More chic n style than rock n roll. However, it does allow me to say that, when it comes to Saints ........... ................. I just can't get enough.[/p][/quote]Yeah and we had the wurzels once at the netley marsh steam rally[/p][/quote]Wurzel defending :([/p][/quote]Ha! Wurzel goalkeeping :) Strasbourg Saint
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3:43pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

well once again.
what do I know about football.That was a crooss and it went in.
well once again. what do I know about football.That was a crooss and it went in. dadofmy3sons
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3:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

Well that's one of the strangest goals I've ever seen. I bet Boruc liked that
Well that's one of the strangest goals I've ever seen. I bet Boruc liked that bigfella777
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3:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

MENTAL!
MENTAL! Mush On The Beach
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3:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Crap!!!
Crap!!! DisplacedFan
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3:45pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Boruc didn't get it. Wind assisted.
Boruc didn't get it. Wind assisted. DisplacedFan
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3:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Now Come On Saaaaaaints!!!
Stoke are still playing well.... Noooooo! WTF?!
Crazy!
Now Come On Saaaaaaints!!! Stoke are still playing well.... Noooooo! WTF?! Crazy! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

live stream keeps going down and every time I manage to get it back another goa; has gone in!
live stream keeps going down and every time I manage to get it back another goa; has gone in! dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

This is a strange game... I swear I said to a mate that he should bet on Oddwendy to score.
Like I said when we were leading, Stoke are playing well but we must do better.
Hated that Crouch goal, I think Boruc won't like to see it again.
Just hope this isn't another Villa game.
This is a strange game... I swear I said to a mate that he should bet on Oddwendy to score. Like I said when we were leading, Stoke are playing well but we must do better. Hated that Crouch goal, I think Boruc won't like to see it again. Just hope this isn't another Villa game. Norwegian Saint
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3:54pm Sat 8 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

cant watch today but listening on solent. so a quick question to those watching.
Adams has had 2 handballs against him and, according to solent, left his arm/elbow in on lalla twice. he was booked for the second handball but should he have gone off for the elbows and handballs combined? or were they not too bad?
cant watch today but listening on solent. so a quick question to those watching. Adams has had 2 handballs against him and, according to solent, left his arm/elbow in on lalla twice. he was booked for the second handball but should he have gone off for the elbows and handballs combined? or were they not too bad? el caballo santos101
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3:55pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Well that's one of the strangest goals I've ever seen. I bet Boruc liked that
I see Brighton are at home to Donnie today and I take it you are not there. It’s about time you fessed up on here to your obsession with Southampton when you quite clearly showed your Brighton colours to us on here years ago. We are still waiting .......
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Well that's one of the strangest goals I've ever seen. I bet Boruc liked that[/p][/quote]I see Brighton are at home to Donnie today and I take it you are not there. It’s about time you fessed up on here to your obsession with Southampton when you quite clearly showed your Brighton colours to us on here years ago. We are still waiting ....... Mush On The Beach
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4:04pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
cant watch today but listening on solent. so a quick question to those watching.
Adams has had 2 handballs against him and, according to solent, left his arm/elbow in on lalla twice. he was booked for the second handball but should he have gone off for the elbows and handballs combined? or were they not too bad?
I don't think either handball was deliberate, just dumb. Twice he had his arm up, twice the ball struck it and twice the ref correctly gave a foul. I guess he felt the second deserved a card but it was a soft card, really. Not sure about the elbowing, I didn't notice it.

He's been their best player, though and we need to get a grip on him ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: cant watch today but listening on solent. so a quick question to those watching. Adams has had 2 handballs against him and, according to solent, left his arm/elbow in on lalla twice. he was booked for the second handball but should he have gone off for the elbows and handballs combined? or were they not too bad?[/p][/quote]I don't think either handball was deliberate, just dumb. Twice he had his arm up, twice the ball struck it and twice the ref correctly gave a foul. I guess he felt the second deserved a card but it was a soft card, really. Not sure about the elbowing, I didn't notice it. He's been their best player, though and we need to get a grip on him ASAP. Strasbourg Saint
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4:05pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

We need to seize the game and possession. We have the wind now.
We need to seize the game and possession. We have the wind now. DisplacedFan
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4:05pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Coooooooome oooooooon yooooooouuuuuuu Saaaaaaiiints!!!!
Coooooooome oooooooon yooooooouuuuuuu Saaaaaaiiints!!!! Norwegian Saint
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4:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

At what point was Jose not being fouled during that corner? He was held, pulled and finally wrestled to the ground. How a tiny shirt pull is worth a pen and that isn't, I'll never know.
At what point was Jose not being fouled during that corner? He was held, pulled and finally wrestled to the ground. How a tiny shirt pull is worth a pen and that isn't, I'll never know. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

4:14pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
We need to seize the game and possession. We have the wind now.
I’ve had wind most of my life and I’m not sure it’s been an advantage in seizing anything to be honest .... fingers crossed. The St Marys faithful are trying their hardest with lots of gusto.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: We need to seize the game and possession. We have the wind now.[/p][/quote]I’ve had wind most of my life and I’m not sure it’s been an advantage in seizing anything to be honest .... fingers crossed. The St Marys faithful are trying their hardest with lots of gusto. Mush On The Beach
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4:15pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Dirty dirty Stoke!
Dirty dirty Stoke! Norwegian Saint
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4:21pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

We just don't seem to be firing on all cylinders yet... something just doesn't feel right... I have that horrid Villa feeling... I need a beer!
We just don't seem to be firing on all cylinders yet... something just doesn't feel right... I have that horrid Villa feeling... I need a beer! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Saints doing their 55 to 75 minute high pressure.
We need to score now
Saints doing their 55 to 75 minute high pressure. We need to score now dadofmy3sons
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4:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
cant watch today but listening on solent. so a quick question to those watching.
Adams has had 2 handballs against him and, according to solent, left his arm/elbow in on lalla twice. he was booked for the second handball but should he have gone off for the elbows and handballs combined? or were they not too bad?
I don't think either handball was deliberate, just dumb. Twice he had his arm up, twice the ball struck it and twice the ref correctly gave a foul. I guess he felt the second deserved a card but it was a soft card, really. Not sure about the elbowing, I didn't notice it.

He's been their best player, though and we need to get a grip on him ASAP.
cheers stras, didn`t sound like bad elbows but then nor was donkey carroll`s last week.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: cant watch today but listening on solent. so a quick question to those watching. Adams has had 2 handballs against him and, according to solent, left his arm/elbow in on lalla twice. he was booked for the second handball but should he have gone off for the elbows and handballs combined? or were they not too bad?[/p][/quote]I don't think either handball was deliberate, just dumb. Twice he had his arm up, twice the ball struck it and twice the ref correctly gave a foul. I guess he felt the second deserved a card but it was a soft card, really. Not sure about the elbowing, I didn't notice it. He's been their best player, though and we need to get a grip on him ASAP.[/p][/quote]cheers stras, didn`t sound like bad elbows but then nor was donkey carroll`s last week. el caballo santos101
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4:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

70% possesion but Begovitch hasn't had to make a save.
Not sure what we have to do to score but it is obviously something we aren't doing at the moment
70% possesion but Begovitch hasn't had to make a save. Not sure what we have to do to score but it is obviously something we aren't doing at the moment dadofmy3sons
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4:41pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
We need to seize the game and possession. We have the wind now.
I’ve had wind most of my life and I’m not sure it’s been an advantage in seizing anything to be honest .... fingers crossed. The St Marys faithful are trying their hardest with lots of gusto.
We seem to have little creativity and we make them look better than they are. We need a good striker this summer if we want more than a complacent mid table finish.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: We need to seize the game and possession. We have the wind now.[/p][/quote]I’ve had wind most of my life and I’m not sure it’s been an advantage in seizing anything to be honest .... fingers crossed. The St Marys faithful are trying their hardest with lots of gusto.[/p][/quote]We seem to have little creativity and we make them look better than they are. We need a good striker this summer if we want more than a complacent mid table finish. DisplacedFan
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4:41pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Don't see what difference Nat off for Callum will make to our game, except that both of them are made aware of the fact that they cannot take their place for granted
Don't see what difference Nat off for Callum will make to our game, except that both of them are made aware of the fact that they cannot take their place for granted dadofmy3sons
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4:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Chambers on for Nathan.... Come on Saaaaints!!
Lallana has had one of his quietest games. Lambert scored a cracker but struggled a little, Clyne was ok... In fact, the whole team has been "ok"
Can we get somebody to make the man of the match?
Last 5
Chambers on for Nathan.... Come on Saaaaints!! Lallana has had one of his quietest games. Lambert scored a cracker but struggled a little, Clyne was ok... In fact, the whole team has been "ok" Can we get somebody to make the man of the match? Last 5 Norwegian Saint
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4:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

With the amount of free kicks we are getting I would have thought JWP would have been brought on by now
With the amount of free kicks we are getting I would have thought JWP would have been brought on by now dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
Don't see what difference Nat off for Callum will make to our game, except that both of them are made aware of the fact that they cannot take their place for granted
I think that's it - and keeping players fresh. Remember we have a mid-week game. I'm surprised we haven't made further/earlier substitutions to be honest.

Guly? Last minute winner?
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: Don't see what difference Nat off for Callum will make to our game, except that both of them are made aware of the fact that they cannot take their place for granted[/p][/quote]I think that's it - and keeping players fresh. Remember we have a mid-week game. I'm surprised we haven't made further/earlier substitutions to be honest. Guly? Last minute winner? Strasbourg Saint
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4:48pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.'

What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.
BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.' What? We've been camped in their half, ffs. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Another draw with Stoke.
They are one of the teams we should be beating, but we didn't.
Still we didn't lose and we are still 9th with no one near us and in no danger.
Another draw with Stoke. They are one of the teams we should be beating, but we didn't. Still we didn't lose and we are still 9th with no one near us and in no danger. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.'

What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.
The game matched the weather. Crap. We had no imagination to get through their defence. I don't know why Jay did not make runs through them to create openings. On corners we rarely threaten anyone. With the Osvaldo mess this has cost us a good striker which we badly need. Still no injuries on a bad day.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.' What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.[/p][/quote]The game matched the weather. Crap. We had no imagination to get through their defence. I don't know why Jay did not make runs through them to create openings. On corners we rarely threaten anyone. With the Osvaldo mess this has cost us a good striker which we badly need. Still no injuries on a bad day. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

Credit to stoke but we were really lacking sharpness up front.
Credit to stoke but we were really lacking sharpness up front. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

The ultimate game of two halves. Not in that each team 'won' one half each, but in that Stoke gave a good account of themselves in the first half and then showed that they're really just another boringly frustrating pile of 'camp the bus' doggie doos.

Credit to Hughes for organising their defence so well but you can't call it football.

As for Saints, too much time was spent trying to work a way through a congested centre. We have to find a way to beat these teams. I was surprised MP didn't change things earlier. I thought he might have bought on Victor to give Crouch and Walters a bit of their own physical medicine.

Anyway, I reckon we'll find it easier up at Hull. It will be more open and the conditions should be less blowy.
The ultimate game of two halves. Not in that each team 'won' one half each, but in that Stoke gave a good account of themselves in the first half and then showed that they're really just another boringly frustrating pile of 'camp the bus' doggie doos. Credit to Hughes for organising their defence so well but you can't call it football. As for Saints, too much time was spent trying to work a way through a congested centre. We have to find a way to beat these teams. I was surprised MP didn't change things earlier. I thought he might have bought on Victor to give Crouch and Walters a bit of their own physical medicine. Anyway, I reckon we'll find it easier up at Hull. It will be more open and the conditions should be less blowy. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.'

What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.
The game matched the weather. Crap. We had no imagination to get through their defence. I don't know why Jay did not make runs through them to create openings. On corners we rarely threaten anyone. With the Osvaldo mess this has cost us a good striker which we badly need. Still no injuries on a bad day.
First half was a cracker. Yes, second half was just like the weather, soggy and wet.

Maybe, after all, we should have arranged a loan deal for Moses; he'd have parted the waves.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.' What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.[/p][/quote]The game matched the weather. Crap. We had no imagination to get through their defence. I don't know why Jay did not make runs through them to create openings. On corners we rarely threaten anyone. With the Osvaldo mess this has cost us a good striker which we badly need. Still no injuries on a bad day.[/p][/quote]First half was a cracker. Yes, second half was just like the weather, soggy and wet. Maybe, after all, we should have arranged a loan deal for Moses; he'd have parted the waves. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Never thought I'd say it, but Mark Hughes played a blinder.

He negated our threat down the flanks by playing two quick players, who both did a great job in stopping Shaw and Clyne from giving us the width we needed.

Second half, both Shaw and Clyne were being forced inside, which is exactly what Stoke wanted, because every high ball forward, was meat and drink for their centre backs.
Plus, when we tried to play it through them, on the ground, there were no spaces to play through.

The lack of options on the bench, didn't help and I'm left thinking that Isgrove can't be any quicker than Clyne or Shaw, or he may have been worth a chance in the dying minutes, to get to the byeline.
Never thought I'd say it, but Mark Hughes played a blinder. He negated our threat down the flanks by playing two quick players, who both did a great job in stopping Shaw and Clyne from giving us the width we needed. Second half, both Shaw and Clyne were being forced inside, which is exactly what Stoke wanted, because every high ball forward, was meat and drink for their centre backs. Plus, when we tried to play it through them, on the ground, there were no spaces to play through. The lack of options on the bench, didn't help and I'm left thinking that Isgrove can't be any quicker than Clyne or Shaw, or he may have been worth a chance in the dying minutes, to get to the byeline. Costa Baz
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5:14pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

welp its another point.

but I really feel it's two points thrown away against a bunch of cloggers.

frustrated.
welp its another point. but I really feel it's two points thrown away against a bunch of cloggers. frustrated. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 1

5:14pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
Another draw with Stoke.
They are one of the teams we should be beating, but we didn't.
Still we didn't lose and we are still 9th with no one near us and in no danger.
Stoke and Sunderland always seem to end in draws. We need to change that starting next week!
Something just wasn't working today. Stoke played half dirty and half well and we played at 80%
Gutted we had a chance to get above Newcastle.
Hull won't be an easy game on Tuesday, they are doing well.
Still I did enjoy the last minute strike by Exeter!
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: Another draw with Stoke. They are one of the teams we should be beating, but we didn't. Still we didn't lose and we are still 9th with no one near us and in no danger.[/p][/quote]Stoke and Sunderland always seem to end in draws. We need to change that starting next week! Something just wasn't working today. Stoke played half dirty and half well and we played at 80% Gutted we had a chance to get above Newcastle. Hull won't be an easy game on Tuesday, they are doing well. Still I did enjoy the last minute strike by Exeter! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

5:18pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Littleton-Saint says...

Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Percy me Parrot played the Pot Heads game !
Percy me Parrot played the Pot Heads game ! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -4

6:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

peregrine73 says...

As I said in earlier links it would be close a goal either way would decide the three points. Are squad lacks depth and as discussed before a goal poacher/striker of quality is needed for further progression up the table.Nineth in the table will be a good result and about right for the season.Wip is the news item, selective buying in the Summer vital!
As I said in earlier links it would be close a goal either way would decide the three points. Are squad lacks depth and as discussed before a goal poacher/striker of quality is needed for further progression up the table.Nineth in the table will be a good result and about right for the season.Wip is the news item, selective buying in the Summer vital! peregrine73
  • Score: -2

6:53pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Credit to Stoke..they came to do a defensive job and they proved difficult to break down. They got what they wanted. We simply shouldn't have conceded quite so easily.

Highlight of the day...Lambert's free kick....stunning!!!! COYR
Credit to Stoke..they came to do a defensive job and they proved difficult to break down. They got what they wanted. We simply shouldn't have conceded quite so easily. Highlight of the day...Lambert's free kick....stunning!!!! COYR Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 1

7:30pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
The ultimate game of two halves. Not in that each team 'won' one half each, but in that Stoke gave a good account of themselves in the first half and then showed that they're really just another boringly frustrating pile of 'camp the bus' doggie doos.

Credit to Hughes for organising their defence so well but you can't call it football.

As for Saints, too much time was spent trying to work a way through a congested centre. We have to find a way to beat these teams. I was surprised MP didn't change things earlier. I thought he might have bought on Victor to give Crouch and Walters a bit of their own physical medicine.

Anyway, I reckon we'll find it easier up at Hull. It will be more open and the conditions should be less blowy.
I thought we played into their hands. Admittedly it's not easy playing good football in those conditions. They did well first half trying to press us but we played too much in the air. Shawcross won everything and we needed to bypass him somehow. Their main route to goal is still Wet Spam type hoof ball to Crouch and while refs keep letting him get away with constant fouling of defenders they will never change. Unfortunately nobody had a really great game today. We just needed one magic moment to beat a side a million miles not as good as us, but I think the weather was the winner.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: The ultimate game of two halves. Not in that each team 'won' one half each, but in that Stoke gave a good account of themselves in the first half and then showed that they're really just another boringly frustrating pile of 'camp the bus' doggie doos. Credit to Hughes for organising their defence so well but you can't call it football. As for Saints, too much time was spent trying to work a way through a congested centre. We have to find a way to beat these teams. I was surprised MP didn't change things earlier. I thought he might have bought on Victor to give Crouch and Walters a bit of their own physical medicine. Anyway, I reckon we'll find it easier up at Hull. It will be more open and the conditions should be less blowy.[/p][/quote]I thought we played into their hands. Admittedly it's not easy playing good football in those conditions. They did well first half trying to press us but we played too much in the air. Shawcross won everything and we needed to bypass him somehow. Their main route to goal is still Wet Spam type hoof ball to Crouch and while refs keep letting him get away with constant fouling of defenders they will never change. Unfortunately nobody had a really great game today. We just needed one magic moment to beat a side a million miles not as good as us, but I think the weather was the winner. Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Sat 8 Feb 14

zurichboy says...

That's not the first time this season that we've been undone by such a ball through the middle, great pass by Adam as it was tho'.
Not sure about Rodriguez for the long term either...he may score a wonder goal once in a while but he and also today Clyne, gave away too much of the ball.
It must be frustrating for all, great performances against the top clubs but why are we not beating teams like Stoke, A.Villa etc?
That's not the first time this season that we've been undone by such a ball through the middle, great pass by Adam as it was tho'. Not sure about Rodriguez for the long term either...he may score a wonder goal once in a while but he and also today Clyne, gave away too much of the ball. It must be frustrating for all, great performances against the top clubs but why are we not beating teams like Stoke, A.Villa etc? zurichboy
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Velleity says...

Littleton-Saint wrote:
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?
[quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do? Velleity
  • Score: 1

9:00pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Velleity says...

Velleity wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?
I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?[/p][/quote]I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault. Velleity
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Sat 8 Feb 14

F Fan says...

It’s rather strange that Katherina was here again today – why the sudden interest? I know she has become chair of the club but presumably she is chair of umpteen other subsidiaries of her company. Good to see her of course but surely someone should have told her to never come to a Stoke game. It’s always frustrating, always a draw, always wet and cold and always a right pain.

As good as Cork has been, we probably missed a fit Wanyama in the first half when Charlie Adam ran the show. And we were a bit clueless up front when we took control in the second half. Not enough movement by Rodriguez and Lambert – suddenly obvious we had no options up front with Oslvado gone and Gallagher missing.
It’s rather strange that Katherina was here again today – why the sudden interest? I know she has become chair of the club but presumably she is chair of umpteen other subsidiaries of her company. Good to see her of course but surely someone should have told her to never come to a Stoke game. It’s always frustrating, always a draw, always wet and cold and always a right pain. As good as Cork has been, we probably missed a fit Wanyama in the first half when Charlie Adam ran the show. And we were a bit clueless up front when we took control in the second half. Not enough movement by Rodriguez and Lambert – suddenly obvious we had no options up front with Oslvado gone and Gallagher missing. F Fan
  • Score: 0

9:11pm Sat 8 Feb 14

F Fan says...

Velleity wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?
I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.
The second goal was his blunder, not the first.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?[/p][/quote]I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.[/p][/quote]The second goal was his blunder, not the first. F Fan
  • Score: -1

10:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

F Fan wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?
I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.
The second goal was his blunder, not the first.
Yep! Littleton's referring to the second goal. No need to call him 'blunder', though, unless you add, say, 'point winner', as has been the case far more often, but he was stuck in nomansland for their second. I think Yos might also have allowed Crouch to steal a march on him, but I could be wrong about that, generally Jose was on top of Crouch.

In the end, Stoke are the kind of team we don't like playing against - especially in those conditions - so, while it's two points lost, it's a game we might well have got nothing from.

Move on - bring on Hull .......
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?[/p][/quote]I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.[/p][/quote]The second goal was his blunder, not the first.[/p][/quote]Yep! Littleton's referring to the second goal. No need to call him 'blunder', though, unless you add, say, 'point winner', as has been the case far more often, but he was stuck in nomansland for their second. I think Yos might also have allowed Crouch to steal a march on him, but I could be wrong about that, generally Jose was on top of Crouch. In the end, Stoke are the kind of team we don't like playing against - especially in those conditions - so, while it's two points lost, it's a game we might well have got nothing from. Move on - bring on Hull ....... Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Stnana says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.'

What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.
The game matched the weather. Crap. We had no imagination to get through their defence. I don't know why Jay did not make runs through them to create openings. On corners we rarely threaten anyone. With the Osvaldo mess this has cost us a good striker which we badly need. Still no injuries on a bad day.
We were going to lose a striker anyway "the Osvaldo mess" as you put it saved us Rickie ! He's only with us because Osvaldo went.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: BBC Website: 'Southampton and Stoke are still grinding their way to a draw at St Mary's. Neither side looks like they want to gamble one point in pursuit of three.' What? We've been camped in their half, ffs.[/p][/quote]The game matched the weather. Crap. We had no imagination to get through their defence. I don't know why Jay did not make runs through them to create openings. On corners we rarely threaten anyone. With the Osvaldo mess this has cost us a good striker which we badly need. Still no injuries on a bad day.[/p][/quote]We were going to lose a striker anyway "the Osvaldo mess" as you put it saved us Rickie ! He's only with us because Osvaldo went. Stnana
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Velleity says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
F Fan wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?
I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.
The second goal was his blunder, not the first.
Yep! Littleton's referring to the second goal. No need to call him 'blunder', though, unless you add, say, 'point winner', as has been the case far more often, but he was stuck in nomansland for their second. I think Yos might also have allowed Crouch to steal a march on him, but I could be wrong about that, generally Jose was on top of Crouch.

In the end, Stoke are the kind of team we don't like playing against - especially in those conditions - so, while it's two points lost, it's a game we might well have got nothing from.

Move on - bring on Hull .......
OK, couldn't see that one so well; I'll look on MOTD tonight.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?[/p][/quote]I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.[/p][/quote]The second goal was his blunder, not the first.[/p][/quote]Yep! Littleton's referring to the second goal. No need to call him 'blunder', though, unless you add, say, 'point winner', as has been the case far more often, but he was stuck in nomansland for their second. I think Yos might also have allowed Crouch to steal a march on him, but I could be wrong about that, generally Jose was on top of Crouch. In the end, Stoke are the kind of team we don't like playing against - especially in those conditions - so, while it's two points lost, it's a game we might well have got nothing from. Move on - bring on Hull .......[/p][/quote]OK, couldn't see that one so well; I'll look on MOTD tonight. Velleity
  • Score: 0

11:53pm Sat 8 Feb 14

F Fan says...

Velleity wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
F Fan wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball
tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.
"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?
I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.
The second goal was his blunder, not the first.
Yep! Littleton's referring to the second goal. No need to call him 'blunder', though, unless you add, say, 'point winner', as has been the case far more often, but he was stuck in nomansland for their second. I think Yos might also have allowed Crouch to steal a march on him, but I could be wrong about that, generally Jose was on top of Crouch.

In the end, Stoke are the kind of team we don't like playing against - especially in those conditions - so, while it's two points lost, it's a game we might well have got nothing from.

Move on - bring on Hull .......
OK, couldn't see that one so well; I'll look on MOTD tonight.
I was wrong - not a Boruc blunder - Credit Crouch who cut across Fonte to bear the keeper to it.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: Typical Mark Hughes' eleven men behind the ball tactics. Boring, boring, boring Stoke plus blunder Boruc = a draw, unfortunately.[/p][/quote]"blunder Boruc"? Didn't notice anything wrong at the game; what did he do?[/p][/quote]I hasten to add that while it was possible for him to save the one-on-one, I didn't really expect it. I may see something different on MOTD tonight but I'll be amazed if it was just his fault.[/p][/quote]The second goal was his blunder, not the first.[/p][/quote]Yep! Littleton's referring to the second goal. No need to call him 'blunder', though, unless you add, say, 'point winner', as has been the case far more often, but he was stuck in nomansland for their second. I think Yos might also have allowed Crouch to steal a march on him, but I could be wrong about that, generally Jose was on top of Crouch. In the end, Stoke are the kind of team we don't like playing against - especially in those conditions - so, while it's two points lost, it's a game we might well have got nothing from. Move on - bring on Hull .......[/p][/quote]OK, couldn't see that one so well; I'll look on MOTD tonight.[/p][/quote]I was wrong - not a Boruc blunder - Credit Crouch who cut across Fonte to bear the keeper to it. F Fan
  • Score: 2

7:54am Sun 9 Feb 14

Simmo13 says...

F Fan wrote:
It’s rather strange that Katherina was here again today – why the sudden interest? I know she has become chair of the club but presumably she is chair of umpteen other subsidiaries of her company. Good to see her of course but surely someone should have told her to never come to a Stoke game. It’s always frustrating, always a draw, always wet and cold and always a right pain.

As good as Cork has been, we probably missed a fit Wanyama in the first half when Charlie Adam ran the show. And we were a bit clueless up front when we took control in the second half. Not enough movement by Rodriguez and Lambert – suddenly obvious we had no options up front with Oslvado gone and Gallagher missing.
She has been to every game since she took charge
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: It’s rather strange that Katherina was here again today – why the sudden interest? I know she has become chair of the club but presumably she is chair of umpteen other subsidiaries of her company. Good to see her of course but surely someone should have told her to never come to a Stoke game. It’s always frustrating, always a draw, always wet and cold and always a right pain. As good as Cork has been, we probably missed a fit Wanyama in the first half when Charlie Adam ran the show. And we were a bit clueless up front when we took control in the second half. Not enough movement by Rodriguez and Lambert – suddenly obvious we had no options up front with Oslvado gone and Gallagher missing.[/p][/quote]She has been to every game since she took charge Simmo13
  • Score: 1

10:44am Sun 9 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Watching MOTD, noticed that the ref missed a stonewall penalty, second half.
Think it was from the corner when JRod headed wide.
Shawcross was all over Fonte, off the ball, and wrestled him to the ground.
Very similar to the penalty awarded to Chelsea, whe Eto'o was felled in the same way.
Watching MOTD, noticed that the ref missed a stonewall penalty, second half. Think it was from the corner when JRod headed wide. Shawcross was all over Fonte, off the ball, and wrestled him to the ground. Very similar to the penalty awarded to Chelsea, whe Eto'o was felled in the same way. Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

9:05pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Watching MOTD, noticed that the ref missed a stonewall penalty, second half.
Think it was from the corner when JRod headed wide.
Shawcross was all over Fonte, off the ball, and wrestled him to the ground.
Very similar to the penalty awarded to Chelsea, whe Eto'o was felled in the same way.
Yep! I commented on it.

Fonte tugs a shirt - minimal contact but a foul - penalty to Arsenal.
Eto'o gets a little mauling - minimal contact but a foul - penalty to Chelsea.
Fonte is held, cuddled and finally thrown to the floor - plenty of contact and easy for any of the officials to see if they're doing their job - no penalty to Saints.

Gotta love the refs!

(Oh, and F Fan, re the Crouch goal, Boruc came off his line. If a goalie comes off his line and doesn't get the ball, he has to take some of the blame. Still love Boruc, though. He saves us more than he costs us.)
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Watching MOTD, noticed that the ref missed a stonewall penalty, second half. Think it was from the corner when JRod headed wide. Shawcross was all over Fonte, off the ball, and wrestled him to the ground. Very similar to the penalty awarded to Chelsea, whe Eto'o was felled in the same way.[/p][/quote]Yep! I commented on it. Fonte tugs a shirt - minimal contact but a foul - penalty to Arsenal. Eto'o gets a little mauling - minimal contact but a foul - penalty to Chelsea. Fonte is held, cuddled and finally thrown to the floor - plenty of contact and easy for any of the officials to see if they're doing their job - no penalty to Saints. Gotta love the refs! (Oh, and F Fan, re the Crouch goal, Boruc came off his line. If a goalie comes off his line and doesn't get the ball, he has to take some of the blame. Still love Boruc, though. He saves us more than he costs us.) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

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