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FT: Spurs 3 Saints 2

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    A late winner from Gylfi Sigurdsson saw Spurs complete an impressive comeback to win 3-2, having trailed 2-0 to goals from Rodriguez and Lallana.

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ghk230473 12:32pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Come on you reds!!

Score: 1
midlandsaint 12:39pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Any good streams?

Score: -1
Norwegian Saint 12:42pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Heading to the pub.... hope it's worth my £10 pints out here...
(Haven't seen Saints win away from my sofa this season but hope that changes today!)
Coooome Oooooon Yoooooou Saaaaaaaints!!!!!

Score: 1
Glenn(Leeds) 12:51pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Heading to the pub.... hope it's worth my £10 pints out here... (Haven't seen Saints win away from my sofa this season but hope that changes today!) Coooome Oooooon Yoooooou Saaaaaaaints!!!!!

Ditto,COYR.

Score: 0
Costa Baz 12:54pm Sun 23 Mar 14

What time will Roy get there?
Or does he travel on the team bus now?

Have a look at Clyne and Cork, please Roy.

Score: 5
Strasbourg Saint 12:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

midlandsaint wrote…


Any good streams?

I'm on firstrow sports. At the moment, it's highlights from yesterday.

You might need to get rid of some adverts. The best way seems to be to wait till the football comes up behind the ads, then click the yellow CLICK HERE button and some ads disappear. Then look for tiny crosses to remove the ads, or just open them and, before they come up fully, turn them off.

Once you have the chance to go full screen, do that.

Good luck!

Score: 1
frenchvic 1:01pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Heading to the pub.... hope it's worth my £10 pints out here...
(Haven't seen Saints win away from my sofa this season but hope that changes today!)
Coooome Oooooon Yoooooou Saaaaaaaints!!!!!

Come and watch the match in France, you can have 10 glasses of wine for the price of your pint.

Score: 1
Strasbourg Saint 1:02pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Costa Baz wrote…


What time will Roy get there?
Or does he travel on the team bus now?

Have a look at Clyne and Cork, please Roy.

Being at White Hart Lane, he would probably be better off on the team bus. If he goes on the tube, he might never reach the ground.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 1:07pm Sun 23 Mar 14

frenchvic wrote…


Norwegian Saint wrote…


Heading to the pub.... hope it's worth my £10 pints out here...
(Haven't seen Saints win away from my sofa this season but hope that changes today!)
Coooome Oooooon Yoooooou Saaaaaaaints!!!!!
Come and watch the match in France, you can have 10 glasses of wine for the price of your pint.

Spot on, Vic.


A la votre!

Score: 2
jrod11 1:09pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Good feeling about todays game.

Score: 2
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:12pm Sun 23 Mar 14

What a fantastic interview on Sky with England world cup hopefuls Jay, Rickie, Adam and Luke. There was a time when a build up to this fixture would have been about the spuds and not our excellent team.

Shame Clyne wasn't with them. In many ways I expected him to have a better chance than Shaw purely because of those available in their respective positions.

Score: 2
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:14pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


frenchvic wrote…


Norwegian Saint wrote…


Heading to the pub.... hope it's worth my £10 pints out here...
(Haven't seen Saints win away from my sofa this season but hope that changes today!)
Coooome Oooooon Yoooooou Saaaaaaaints!!!!!
Come and watch the match in France, you can have 10 glasses of wine for the price of your pint.
Spot on, Vic.


A la votre!

NOOOOOOOOO!

Every time Norge has been out of Norway we've lost. Buy yourself some booze Norge and bugger off home!

Score: 5
el caballo santos101 1:20pm Sun 23 Mar 14

frenchvic wrote…


Norwegian Saint wrote…


Heading to the pub.... hope it's worth my £10 pints out here...
(Haven't seen Saints win away from my sofa this season but hope that changes today!)
Coooome Oooooon Yoooooou Saaaaaaaints!!!!!
Come and watch the match in France, you can have 10 glasses of wine for the price of your pint.

no non no, norge isn't allowed out of Norway when saints are playing, it bad luck! ;0)

nice to see jack starting I`m a lot more confident now than when I thought all three CM`s were out.

if anyone who isn't watching on sky, try to find the interview with SRL, J-rod, Lalla and Luke. it was a great watch and showed their pride and passion for playing for saints and England. SRL said again that he will be happy for any saints player who goes to the world cup, even if he doesn't.

COYR`s lets mash the spuds!

Score: 4
OSPREYSAINT 1:23pm Sun 23 Mar 14

With our brick outhouse not available, and a cylinder missing from the midfield engine, we, as DM would say, don't want to be diddly deeing about in the midfield area, I hope we have a slightly different approach today and come up with some training ground routines that have actually been worked on. COYRs

Score: -4
el caballo santos101 1:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


What a fantastic interview on Sky with England world cup hopefuls Jay, Rickie, Adam and Luke. There was a time when a build up to this fixture would have been about the spuds and not our excellent team.

Shame Clyne wasn't with them. In many ways I expected him to have a better chance than Shaw purely because of those available in their respective positions.

it was brilliant seed. you could just see their excitement and what it would mean to them if any of them got the call.

the Southampton England quiz was good too.
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=HqrIISwWs
sE

Score: 2
DisplacedFan 1:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Woy is in the house. Lets give him no reason to pick anyone but our four!

Score: -1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

A glance at the table suggests we are playing for 8th or 9th with the Toon. Any real hope of 7th is going to need us to get points from games like this. Manure comfortably won at West Ham where we got stuffed, they will only drop so many points.

Here we go!

Score: -1
saintgibbo 1:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Watching from the County Arms in Winchester...... Come on you Saints !!!!!

Score: 0
mack chinnon 1:31pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Macduff checking in.
C.O.Y.S.

Score: -1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:42pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Great start going to have to watch the counter though.

Score: -1
DisplacedFan 1:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Jay scoresssssss

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 1:49pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!! He's got to be off to Brazil!

Score: 1
DisplacedFan 1:57pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Saints twooooo

Score: 0
el caballo santos101 1:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

llllllllllllaaaaaaaa
aaaaalllllllllllllll
laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa get in!

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 1:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Is this the dodgiest off side trap you have ever seen?

Score: 0
DisplacedFan 1:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Ricky to Adam. Adam scores. Jay scores. It's all England!

Score: 0
Mush On The Beach 1:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

mack chinnon wrote…


Macduff checking in.
C.O.Y.S.

G’day Duffer.
Spuds are playing a dangerous high line in defence which will get caught out eventually.
At least twice, maybe more :)

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:00pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Beautiful from England!

Why does the commentator keep going on about Spuds' euro ambitions? They're pants! I still think we'll finish 6th behind a decent Everton and ahead of Spuds and Manure.

Score: -2
Strasbourg Saint 2:01pm Sun 23 Mar 14

****!!! That's screwed his call up!

Score: 0
DisplacedFan 2:02pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Clyne misses the ball. Time for number three. Ricky to score.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 2:03pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lovren was pulled down there, the Ref needs a visit to Specsavers.

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:03pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Unlucky but keep going we're bossing this game.

Score: 1
Mush On The Beach 2:05pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Oh dear, poor old Clyne has dropped a blooper in controlling the ball to give them a sniff. We do seem to concede a lot in the 5 minute time zone after we score a goal. Good game so far though.

Score: 1
DisplacedFan 2:10pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Watching Wet Spam yesterday, Andy Carroll did nothing to promote himself to Woy. Today all four lads have stamped their ownership of a place in Brazil. Adam is spectacular.

Score: 0
Norwegian Saint 2:12pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Saints+Referee+Luck=
Zero

Coooome on you Saaaaaaints!!!

Score: 1
Strasbourg Saint 2:14pm Sun 23 Mar 14

What's the ref doing? Clear foul on Davis. Rose got nowhere near the ball! How could he miss that??????????????

Score: 3
el caballo santos101 2:17pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


What's the ref doing? Clear foul on Davis. Rose got nowhere near the ball! How could he miss that??????????????

I couldn't believe that one, you get to the ball first the other player fouls you and the ref gives it the other way?????

Score: 1
SaintsinStripes 2:18pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Cool heads and there is 3 points here for us.
http://www.save-our-
stripes.co.uk/

Score: -1
Norwegian Saint 2:19pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lambert, Shaw, JWP, Clyne, Cork and Sam (as sub) to score in second half to give Woy a headache

Score: 0
DisplacedFan 2:20pm Sun 23 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


What's the ref doing? Clear foul on Davis. Rose got nowhere near the ball! How could he miss that??????????????
I couldn't believe that one, you get to the ball first the other player fouls you and the ref gives it the other way?????

Agree. Lets hope we get one our way. Not much between these two teams, but we do have the edge.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:25pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Decent first half. Shaky at the back but our England set (plus an ever-impressive Davis) have all been superb. Once again, the interplay between Jay, Adam and Rickie has been outstanding and Cork and JWP have done a good holding job against the only area that Spuds have any decent players - midfield.

Pity about Nat's error. Was Dejan fouled? Just seen it again, it's right in front of the lino and his arm is definitely being held. Foul? Yes, but it does happen all the time in football. Disappointing, yes, but maybe Dejan should have been stronger.

We ned the next goal!

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:28pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Meanwhile, do we support Gosport Borough today? My mate's brother, Alex Pike, is their coach. There are two teams in Hampshire, after all.

Score: 0
mack chinnon 2:29pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Mush On The Beach wrote…


mack chinnon wrote…


Macduff checking in.
C.O.Y.S.
G’day Duffer.
Spuds are playing a dangerous high line in defence which will get caught out eventually.
At least twice, maybe more :)

Greetings Mush. Cracking game.

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

DisplacedFan wrote…


el caballo santos101 wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


What's the ref doing? Clear foul on Davis. Rose got nowhere near the ball! How could he miss that??????????????
I couldn't believe that one, you get to the ball first the other player fouls you and the ref gives it the other way?????
Agree. Lets hope we get one our way. Not much between these two teams, but we do have the edge.

The edge? We've battered them!

Score: 0
el caballo santos101 2:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

if spuds keep playing the high line we have every chance of breaking through again. I can see one of their defenders being sent off for pulling back if we continue beating the offside trap.

Score: 0
Norwegian Saint 2:31pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Looks like we need 3 or 4 goals to win again against poor referees and poor defending.
We need this, the boys are doing great! Lots of Spurs fans in here are very angry... Good! I will take a kicking for the team!!

Score: 3
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Clyne off for Chambers - bit harsh but that's the beauty of having two amazing right backs.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Clyne off! Tactical or an injury?

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Bum

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Why oh why didn't Lovern just put it out!

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 2:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lovren error again

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:36pm Sun 23 Mar 14

That WAS a foul. That lino's a turd! Wasn't even up with the play! How can a player so far from the ball be allowed to push a player who is on the ball and get away with it?

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 2:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Where is David Blunkett when you need him, we need to learn how to hold on to a lead.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


Why oh why didn't Lovern just put it out!

No need, he was in control until he was pushed. He should have been stronger, but he WAS fouled.

Score: 0
DisplacedFan 2:39pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


That WAS a foul. That lino's a turd! Wasn't even up with the play! How can a player so far from the ball be allowed to push a player who is on the ball and get away with it?

It was a clear push.

Score: 0
Mush On The Beach 2:39pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Two defensive errors each.
What ever happened to Row Z when a defender is in any doubt?

Score: 0
Norwegian Saint 2:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Once again, this is the same as Stoke, Sunderland and Spuds (home) we can't beat teams with an "S"!!!
No luck again!
Cooome Ooooon Yoooou Saaaaints!

Score: 1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:46pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lovren needs to come off.

Score: 0
Norwegian Saint 2:47pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Look through our goals conceded this season... how many have been bad refereeing or bad defending?
I have déjà vu here.... or is that Dejan Vu?
Come oooon Saaaaints, we are better than this second half start!

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 2:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


Lovren needs to come off.

Yes like we need a Hoover own goal to seal it!

Score: -5
Strasbourg Saint 2:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Oh, I see, Lovren pushes the little sh!t and gets a card. That's fair!

Score: 2
el caballo santos101 2:49pm Sun 23 Mar 14

this ref is having a laugh! dejans been pushed and pulled twice and they score from both, he then knocks into soldado ad gets booked.

Score: -1
headstart2008 2:51pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Get Lovren off - he is a liability!!! he has given them both goals and because of that he is making out he is injured - embarrassing!.

Score: -9
DisplacedFan 2:52pm Sun 23 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 wrote…


this ref is having a laugh! dejans been pushed and pulled twice and they score from both, he then knocks into soldado ad gets booked.

Crap ref.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 2:52pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Gaston on. Jay off - knee trouble. Anyway, MP had to change something.

Score: 0
mack chinnon 2:55pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Come on Saints. Stay cool

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 3:00pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Ha! Nice one Dejan. Clear off-the-ball shove and got away with it. Love the moaning from the Spuds every time the ref doesn't give them something.

Score: 0
SnapperSaint 3:00pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Just hoping that Spuds are going to fade after their mid-week match and we can steal a last minute goal...or two!!

Score: -1
Mush On The Beach 3:02pm Sun 23 Mar 14

20 mins to go, the game is on a knife-edge. Sadly, we have lost the ability to maintain possession and drive at them like the opening 30 mins. Next goal wins.

Score: 0
JohnItaly 3:04pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Talk about a game of two halves!

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:05pm Sun 23 Mar 14

We've lost our composure. I'd take the draw now, never thought I'd say that in the first half. Come on Rickie nick it!

Score: 0
DisplacedFan 3:05pm Sun 23 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 wrote…


this ref is having a laugh! dejans been pushed and pulled twice and they score from both, he then knocks into soldado ad gets booked.

We are not dominating the midfield as we did in the first half. We miss Morgan.

Score: 2
Strasbourg Saint 3:10pm Sun 23 Mar 14

DisplacedFan wrote…


el caballo santos101 wrote…


this ref is having a laugh! dejans been pushed and pulled twice and they score from both, he then knocks into soldado ad gets booked.
We are not dominating the midfield as we did in the first half. We miss Morgan.

Agree. JWP,and Jack have done well, but Morgan has that little bit more when we're under the cosh.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 3:17pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Unlucky Lambo

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 3:20pm Sun 23 Mar 14

That's torn it

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 3:21pm Sun 23 Mar 14

De Javu

Score: -3
Strasbourg Saint 3:22pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Oddly, the ref has been okay. Not great, but okay. Yet, ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
LLLL the key decisions have gone Spuds way. If Gaston's challenge was a foul, then the one on Dejan was stonewall.

Score: 2
JohnItaly 3:23pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Think Saints should refuse to allow live TV. Have yet to see Saints win a live TV match.

Score: 1
Mush On The Beach 3:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

To add insult to injury they are singing our song. This game was Sunderland revisited.

Score: 3
OSPREYSAINT 3:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Best team on the day won it in the end, we were just a little bit sloppy.

Score: -2
Stroppy_gramps 3:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

welp.

gutted.

Score: 1
DisplacedFan 3:25pm Sun 23 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


De Javu

I think that's déjà vu.

Score: 1
hdfw09 3:25pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Southampton FC: Where no lead is safe!

Gutted.

Score: 2
Confucious 3:26pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Clucking bell.

Score: 2
mack chinnon 3:26pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Ive said it before and I will say it again, I hate being 2-0 up.

Score: 1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:26pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Well we certainly saw the best and worst of Saints today. Mustn't be too despondent we've got lots of positives about this squad but we do need to sign 3 or 4 players in the summer - as Rickie said - to push on next season.

Score: 2
Strasbourg Saint 3:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

How did we lose that? We were so far ahead of them until Nat's error - and until half time - it was a matter of how many.

So many more points we could have won this season but for cr4p refs and falling asleep at critical points.

In the long run, IF we learn from this and take it into next season - and IF we get 50% of key decisions go our way - we're going to be hard to beat.

Score: 2
miltonarcher 3:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Pathetic defending again, Poch, sort it.

Score: 3
Rising_Son 3:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Disappointed with the ref, the defending and the score.

Score: 0
JohnItaly 3:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Does anyone know how many points this season we have lost from a winning position?

Score: 2
Rank Xerox 3:28pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.

Score: 0
Munchausen 3:31pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Another good referee (antony taylor)

Score: 2
OSPREYSAINT 3:32pm Sun 23 Mar 14

JohnItaly wrote…


Does anyone know how many points this season we have lost from a winning position?

Too many.

Score: 1
Strasbourg Saint 3:32pm Sun 23 Mar 14

DisplacedFan wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


De Javu
I think that's déjà vu.

That's true, Displaced. Come on Ospers, what's up with you? :)

Score: 1
Fatty x Ford Worker 3:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Time to ship Him out to the Falklands we had enough!

Score: -10
bobpetch 3:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

JohnItaly wrote…


Think Saints should refuse to allow live TV. Have yet to see Saints win a live TV match.

But every premier match is live on tv.

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 3:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

DisplacedFan wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


De Javu
I think that's déjà vu.

I 've been there before.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 3:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.

But on the positive side ....................
......



(thought not!)

Score: -1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

mack chinnon wrote…


Ive said it before and I will say it again, I hate being 2-0 up.

We've so often been 1 up and failed to make the domination count with a second. Today we did but then Clyne's error lead to a revived spurs and a panicking saints. 2-0 up should be comfortable.

Score: 3
jrod11 3:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Second half was awful so no complaints about the result.

Score: 2
headstart2008 3:36pm Sun 23 Mar 14

All 3 goals linked to Lovren .. he is not the hero we built him up to be. Gutted to lose a 2 goal lead after giving it big licks to my Spurs mate.

We should have been home and dry.

Score: -3
andoru 3:36pm Sun 23 Mar 14

I'm fuming. Another three points dropped from a winning position when we should have been well away by half time. Clyne's mistake was forgivable, but Lovren was messing about. He should have just played it into touch. We weren't in it all in the second half. Totally took our foot off the pedal. I have to sit next to a Spurs fan at work tomorrow. Not looking forward to that.

Score: 2
saintbobby 3:37pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Again, Saints looked champion and scored 2 very good talented goals.

But, then one has to say, just sheer carelessness and lack of concentration was AGAIN the undoing of what looked like being a good and revengeful away win.

Good point above, we do not seem to like being on TV!!!

Score: 2
Rank Xerox 3:37pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
But on the positive side ....................

......



(thought not!)

We lost 3-2' what's to be positive about or are you the positive police!!

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 3:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.

Say no more.

Score: 3
Norwegian Saint 3:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Gutted...? no,
Upset...? A little,
Did I say to my mate we would lose 3-2...? Yes.
We do not win against teams beginning with the letter "S"
Sunderland (H) didn't win
Stoke (A) didn't win
Stoke (H) wining and didn't win
Sunderland (cup A) didn't win
Spuds (H) lost 3-2
Sunderland (A) wining 2-0 didn't win
Sunderland (cup A) didn't win
Spuds (A) winning 2-0 didn't win

Next season I want Stoke, Sunderland and Spuds to go down! Bogey teams!

Score: 3
Fatty x Ford Worker 3:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Hey Pedro hows your Donkey!

Score: -3
Lazy 3:40pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Match Fix ... Simples !!

Saints play great football for 30 mins....possession 75% ,passing 88% ,attacking 81%... Then turn to utter garbage ...possession 28% ,passing 12% ,attacking 18%.

I knew when 2-0 up we would lose 3-2 and said 30 seconds before the 3rd goal they would score.

Match fixing seriously needs looking at as what with boruc always doing "Dodgy" things and saints doing the same old story its pretty obvious theres eomthing up.....download the full match and watch carefully...you can even see when we start fixing the game.

Shame i used to like football but after this season im not going to bother !!

Peace

Score: -9
Rising_Son 3:40pm Sun 23 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.

Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?

Score: 0
03alpe01 3:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Where are the people who said we'd be in the Champions League next season?

Score: 0
miltonnroad76 3:42pm Sun 23 Mar 14

at least rickie jayrod and lallana would have impressed roy in that first half.

Score: 2
killared 3:44pm Sun 23 Mar 14

The first half was magnificent and the 2nd half well we were awful not a single shot on target in 2nd half . Lovren lost it vs Soldado and the defence struggle. We shoulda killed the game in the first half and score 3 . I thought rose was very dirty with lunging tackle against Clyne

Score: 1
Rank Xerox 3:45pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.
Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?

That's how I read it

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 3:46pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.
Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?

You just don't get the joke obviously, stop looking for fight and get on with the moaning about where we went wrong.

Score: -1
Rising_Son 3:46pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rank Xerox wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.
Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?
That's how I read it

Why?

Score: 0
hedge end bob 3:47pm Sun 23 Mar 14

JohnItaly wrote…


Does anyone know how many points this season we have lost from a winning position?

More than any other team that's for sure. Up til Clyne's error no trouble what' so ever. After that we play like a bottom team in this league. Can ot fathom out why we fall away s bad.

Score: 1
warrens 76 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Make no bones I like Fonte he has been a fantastic servant to the club and is a thoroughly decent person..however I am pi55ed off.

..yet this season as with seasons before his and Hooiveld's woeful clearances and poor heading have cost us many points…

The moment he headed it when there was no need I knew they would score..

I am not looking for a new scapegoat as I have complained since L1 of our defenders inability to direct a header a la Bruce, Pallister, Adams, Campbell, MeKeown nor because of this produce enough headed goals from set pieces..what do they do on the training ground?

Such a blöödy shame…we are now finding the net and our defence repays by simply conceeding even more…lessons have NOT been learned from the Norwich game.

Score: 2
hdfw09 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Not giving up hope! This is a trend I hope will be rectified during the summer. We have the talent to take the lead, we need more talent and greater focus to keep the lead.

Score: 3
Rising_Son 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.
Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?
You just don't get the joke obviously, stop looking for fight and get on with the moaning about where we went wrong.

Me, moan. I'm just a disappointed happy clapper.

Score: -1
Rank Xerox 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rank Xerox wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.
Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?
That's how I read it

DOH! I get it now!!!!

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lazy wrote…


Match Fix ... Simples !!

Saints play great football for 30 mins....possession 75% ,passing 88% ,attacking 81%... Then turn to utter garbage ...possession 28% ,passing 12% ,attacking 18%.

I knew when 2-0 up we would lose 3-2 and said 30 seconds before the 3rd goal they would score.

Match fixing seriously needs looking at as what with boruc always doing "Dodgy" things and saints doing the same old story its pretty obvious theres eomthing up.....download the full match and watch carefully...you can even see when we start fixing the game.

Shame i used to like football but after this season im not going to bother !!

Peace

Stay off the blow, it's making you paranoid.

Score: 2
JohnItaly 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

miltonnroad76 wrote…


at least rickie jayrod and lallana would have impressed roy in that first half.

Problem is there are two halves to game!

Score: 2
Strasbourg Saint 3:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rank Xerox wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
But on the positive side ....................


......



(thought not!)
We lost 3-2' what's to be positive about or are you the positive police!!

1. We have a very talented young squad.
2. We have more points than at this stage of any previous Premiership season (or, since the mid-89s if you prefer).
3. We were battered second half (which is very disappointing) but we weathered the storm and looked the most likely winner until the late strike.
4. We were superb for 30 minutes - or have you forgotten that?
5. This won't cost us our Premiership status but might turn into a blessing in disguise if, before ths start of next season, the team can use it (and other similar matches this season) to learn that NO lead is safe enough to take the collective foot off the pedal.

Are you the negative police? Nothing wrong with criticism, but how about looking for some balance.

Score: 3
warrens 76 3:49pm Sun 23 Mar 14

03alpe01 wrote…


Where are the people who said we'd be in the Champions League next season?

who are you, definately skuntish if you ask me.

Score: 0
hedge end bob 3:50pm Sun 23 Mar 14

This fecking type writter is fecking turd

Score: 1
up saints 3:50pm Sun 23 Mar 14

3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 3:51pm Sun 23 Mar 14

killared wrote…


The first half was magnificent and the 2nd half well we were awful not a single shot on target in 2nd half . Lovren lost it vs Soldado and the defence struggle. We shoulda killed the game in the first half and score 3 . I thought rose was very dirty with lunging tackle against Clyne

You are spot on, the Rose tackle on Chambers 2nd half would normally been a yellow too. Sadly we missed Spider big time and just when we needed 100% from Dejan he was way off the mark, last weeks injury could have taken its toll. I don't think we had a lot of luck and a couple of dubious decisions turned the game. We should have taken advantage of the worst offside trap we had ever come across. On the day we weren't good enough. Who are we playing next?

Score: 4
Rising_Son 3:51pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
But on the positive side ....................



......



(thought not!)
We lost 3-2' what's to be positive about or are you the positive police!!
1. We have a very talented young squad.
2. We have more points than at this stage of any previous Premiership season (or, since the mid-89s if you prefer).
3. We were battered second half (which is very disappointing) but we weathered the storm and looked the most likely winner until the late strike.
4. We were superb for 30 minutes - or have you forgotten that?
5. This won't cost us our Premiership status but might turn into a blessing in disguise if, before ths start of next season, the team can use it (and other similar matches this season) to learn that NO lead is safe enough to take the collective foot off the pedal.

Are you the negative police? Nothing wrong with criticism, but how about looking for some balance.

Say no more.

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 3:52pm Sun 23 Mar 14

hedge end bob wrote…


This fecking type writter is fecking turd

Calm down and support the Saints.

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 3:53pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…


Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
Say no more.
Are you suggesting he isn't welcome here?
You just don't get the joke obviously, stop looking for fight and get on with the moaning about where we went wrong.
Me, moan. I'm just a disappointed happy clapper.

Join the Club.

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 3:56pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rank Xerox: This is from MP: "The first half we were dominating, 2-0 up, and the referee decisions that did not go our way and the decision before the second goal changed the dynamic of the game. It was more that we lost the game than Tottenham won the game and there was help from the referee. Tottenham are a team that are equipped to win the Premier League, we are a young team, there is a long-term project for us but despite that it was an even-sided game and we were disappointed with today's result."

It's not just me thinking all this then!

Score: 4
Rank Xerox 3:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox: This is from MP: "The first half we were dominating, 2-0 up, and the referee decisions that did not go our way and the decision before the second goal changed the dynamic of the game. It was more that we lost the game than Tottenham won the game and there was help from the referee. Tottenham are a team that are equipped to win the Premier League, we are a young team, there is a long-term project for us but despite that it was an even-sided game and we were disappointed with today's result."

It's not just me thinking all this then!

Point taken

Score: 0
StElsass 3:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

A superb display of attacking football ruined by a superb display of individual defensive mistakes.
Not for the first time this season, it must be said. We have to cut that out of our game if we want to progress further.

Score: 3
Strasbourg Saint 3:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Meanwhile, Ryan Bird - a loanee skunt - has scored for Cambridge at Wembley.

Score: -1
mack chinnon 3:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Rank Xerox wrote…

Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
But on the positive side .................... ...... (thought not!)
We lost 3-2' what's to be positive about or are you the positive police!!
1. We have a very talented young squad. 2. We have more points than at this stage of any previous Premiership season (or, since the mid-89s if you prefer). 3. We were battered second half (which is very disappointing) but we weathered the storm and looked the most likely winner until the late strike. 4. We were superb for 30 minutes - or have you forgotten that? 5. This won't cost us our Premiership status but might turn into a blessing in disguise if, before ths start of next season, the team can use it (and other similar matches this season) to learn that NO lead is safe enough to take the collective foot off the pedal. Are you the negative police? Nothing wrong with criticism, but how about looking for some balance.

One positive we can ttake from that game is Spurs will now take there eye of Mr P.

Score: 0
JohnItaly 4:05pm Sun 23 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


killared wrote…


The first half was magnificent and the 2nd half well we were awful not a single shot on target in 2nd half . Lovren lost it vs Soldado and the defence struggle. We shoulda killed the game in the first half and score 3 . I thought rose was very dirty with lunging tackle against Clyne
You are spot on, the Rose tackle on Chambers 2nd half would normally been a yellow too. Sadly we missed Spider big time and just when we needed 100% from Dejan he was way off the mark, last weeks injury could have taken its toll. I don't think we had a lot of luck and a couple of dubious decisions turned the game. We should have taken advantage of the worst offside trap we had ever come across. On the day we weren't good enough. Who are we playing next?

Newcastle (as you probably realise), a game we have to win to hope to finish 8th that being as high as we can realistically achieve this season. The defence should use this game to sort out their problems otherwise Man City will have a field day the following week. Two games - 5 defensive errors - 5 goals against. Man City, if on song, will eat the defence alive if similar errors occur at the Eithad Stadium.

Score: 5
bakeyboy 4:09pm Sun 23 Mar 14

That kind of says it all about our season, we have been very good in a lot of games but only for periods. We are not capable with the current squad of closing a game out after getting our noses in front and we just dont learn from our mistakes. We have been doing this all season, making silly defensive or midfield errors and we dont learn anything because in the next game we do it again. God knows how many points we would have had if we could stop games when we are in front! What the hell are they working on in training all friggin week because it cant be defence or goal keeper kicking. I am really disapointed with the way our season is petering out and there will have to be a big improvement for next season.

Score: 4
pompey in spain 4:11pm Sun 23 Mar 14

i love you lot.if someones feeling down,just read all this from top to bottom. i think saints fan should be prescribed on the nhs..............you
ve really cheered me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Score: -1
03alpe01 4:12pm Sun 23 Mar 14

warrens 76 wrote…


03alpe01 wrote…


Where are the people who said we'd be in the Champions League next season?
who are you, definately skuntish if you ask me.

no, a realist actually.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 4:14pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pompey in spain wrote…


i love you lot.if someones feeling down,just read all this from top to bottom. i think saints fan should be prescribed on the nhs..............you

ve really cheered me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well you do need it a hell of lot more than we do!

Score: 6
Bobs Your Uncle ? 4:15pm Sun 23 Mar 14

firesale to the big clubs in the summer.

Score: -9
pompey in spain 4:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

i meant to say FANS.........or maybe not.still funny though.

Score: -1
Costa Baz 4:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


killared wrote…


The first half was magnificent and the 2nd half well we were awful not a single shot on target in 2nd half . Lovren lost it vs Soldado and the defence struggle. We shoulda killed the game in the first half and score 3 . I thought rose was very dirty with lunging tackle against Clyne
You are spot on, the Rose tackle on Chambers 2nd half would normally been a yellow too. Sadly we missed Spider big time and just when we needed 100% from Dejan he was way off the mark, last weeks injury could have taken its toll. I don't think we had a lot of luck and a couple of dubious decisions turned the game. We should have taken advantage of the worst offside trap we had ever come across. On the day we weren't good enough. Who are we playing next?

Strangely, I don't think we did miss Spider.
Davis, JWP and (especially) Cork were very good, today.
Our problems really stemmed from the 2nd goal, which unsettled the whole team, with too many making wrong choices on the ball. But despite all the Spurs possession, our midfield three did well.
Agree with those above, slating Fonte's weak header, for the winner. I was screaming for him to leave it for Boruc to claim. Having said that, I'm not sure Boruc saw it as his ball!

Score: 2
Rising_Son 4:17pm Sun 23 Mar 14

03alpe01 wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


03alpe01 wrote…


Where are the people who said we'd be in the Champions League next season?
who are you, definately skuntish if you ask me.
no, a realist actually.

Can you explain the connection between your question and realism?

Score: -1
03alpe01 4:21pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Rising_Son wrote…


03alpe01 wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


03alpe01 wrote…


Where are the people who said we'd be in the Champions League next season?
who are you, definately skuntish if you ask me.
no, a realist actually.
Can you explain the connection between your question and realism?

in November everyone was banging on about how we are going to qualify for the Champions League. Still relatively early on in the season. Now, we have let in 4 sloppy goals in the last 2 matches and have constantly lost points from winning positions this season. A team who does that does not qualify for the Champions League.

Score: 2
OSPREYSAINT 4:22pm Sun 23 Mar 14

mack chinnon wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rank Xerox wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Rank Xerox wrote…

Let down by our defence again. Clyne, Lovren and Fonte again. Why are we incapable of keeping hold of a lead. 1st goal Clyne lacked concentration, 2nd Lovren just well, not sure what he was doing and the 3rd, cannot believe Boruc would not shout and come and get so Fonte heads up in the air. Other than what I've just written I'm speechless.
But on the positive side .................... ...... (thought not!)
We lost 3-2' what's to be positive about or are you the positive police!!
1. We have a very talented young squad. 2. We have more points than at this stage of any previous Premiership season (or, since the mid-89s if you prefer). 3. We were battered second half (which is very disappointing) but we weathered the storm and looked the most likely winner until the late strike. 4. We were superb for 30 minutes - or have you forgotten that? 5. This won't cost us our Premiership status but might turn into a blessing in disguise if, before ths start of next season, the team can use it (and other similar matches this season) to learn that NO lead is safe enough to take the collective foot off the pedal. Are you the negative police? Nothing wrong with criticism, but how about looking for some balance.
One positive we can ttake from that game is Spurs will now take there eye of Mr P.

their eye! one t in take! lol. Couldn't resist it! At least you aren't slagging Poch off! Just another bad day at Office. Now, I am all grumpy again I would have been happy with a draw as I didn't expect us to get that even, negative I know, but it happens so often that I have kind got hardened to it. Move on, who have we got next and how do we go about defeating them? Newcastle is it not? Can we upset AP and get a good result?

Score: 0
Strasbourg Saint 4:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pompey in spain wrote…


i meant to say FANS.........or maybe not.still funny though.

Yes, PiS, it's FANS - plural; it's FAN - singular.

Example: The Saints have hundreds of thousands of fans (plural), while the skunts will soon be so insignificant that they will have only one fan (singular).

Score: 2
OSPREYSAINT 4:25pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pompey in spain wrote…


i meant to say FANS.........or maybe not.still funny though.

Your next years nearest rivals are 3 down at Wembley, that's a shame.

Score: 4
Chipster 4:25pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Every time, soft avoidable mistakes are costing us!

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 4:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Villa 1 Stoke 2 at the mo, if one of them wins they go 8 points behind us.

Score: 0
saintbobby 4:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Gutted...? no,
Upset...? A little,
Did I say to my mate we would lose 3-2...? Yes.
We do not win against teams beginning with the letter "S"
Sunderland (H) didn't win
Stoke (A) didn't win
Stoke (H) wining and didn't win
Sunderland (cup A) didn't win
Spuds (H) lost 3-2
Sunderland (A) wining 2-0 didn't win
Sunderland (cup A) didn't win
Spuds (A) winning 2-0 didn't win

Next season I want Stoke, Sunderland and Spuds to go down! Bogey teams!

I wonder if we could play Southampton and then, perhaps, on this basis we might get 3 points each time!

Score: 3
pompey in spain 4:39pm Sun 23 Mar 14

strassie............
............cheer up mate

Score: -2
Fatty x Ford Worker 4:43pm Sun 23 Mar 14

A Arse Team they aint got no Balls as He Saw said the Donkey!

Score: -3
DisplacedFan 4:43pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pompey in spain wrote…


i love you lot.if someones feeling down,just read all this from top to bottom. i think saints fan should be prescribed on the nhs..............you

ve really cheered me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You must be on medication if third from bottom makes you happy.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 4:43pm Sun 23 Mar 14

03alpe01 wrote…


Where are the people who said we'd be in the Champions League next season?

Probably given us up and gone to support Arsenal or Manure?

Score: 1
Norwegian Saint 4:44pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Could be worse... a lot worse... You could support Poopey!
Good luck to Northampton, Torquay and Rochdale on Tuesday.

Score: 6
OSPREYSAINT 4:47pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Stoke 3 1 up now, Villa can't hold on to a lead either, they were 1 up after 5 minutes Benteke, now Odemwingie, Crouchie and N'zonzi have scored.

Score: 1
SnapperSaint 4:47pm Sun 23 Mar 14

That was very hard to take, we were completely in charge for most of the first half, then their goal (from our mistakes) seemed to make us edgy and further sapped our confidence, so the mistakes increased.
However, I thought by the end we were good for the draw at least, so to lose it like that was annoying to say the least.
So will it make a difference to our season? Not really, would have liked to overtake NUFC into 8th, but realistically all the players have to get excited about now is whether they can do enough to get into their respective international squad's for Rio.
We're not going much higher than 8th this season with this squad, no matter what message the players put out from the official Saints press announcements!
But hey, it's still been a great season, and the fact that I can feel a little disappointed with being only being 8th/9th shows how far we have progressed.

Score: 4
SaintChristopher 4:51pm Sun 23 Mar 14

up saints wrote…


3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag

What a horribly predictable outcome. I'm old enough to vividly remember us leading Spurs 2-0 at The Dell before Ronnie Rosenthal came on as a half time sub and Spurs won 6-2......still it shows how far we've come that there are so many disappointed fans after an away defeat to a Champions-league chasing team (they wish). Fantastic season though, keep the faith, like many teams in this league I believe we're only 2 new players away from a top 6 side but probably in danger of bottom 6 if we lost the wrong two (Spider, Shaw or Adam). My 7 year old son tells me we'll win the league if we add Kompany and Courtois in the summer.......!

Score: 4
F Fan 4:57pm Sun 23 Mar 14

JohnItaly wrote…


Does anyone know how many points this season we have lost from a winning position?

18 - criminal.

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 5:06pm Sun 23 Mar 14

F Fan wrote…


JohnItaly wrote…


Does anyone know how many points this season we have lost from a winning position?
18 - criminal.

Perhaps we should be letting the opposition go one up and then hit them on the break, or better still not let them score at all, that would help.

Score: 1
David Crook 5:13pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Pochettino to me lacks that fighting spirit as a manager,and tactically still naive in the premiership,why did he bring off Ricki Lambert with minutes to go,it happens every time,and we lose.Lallana to me is a great player,but is no way a fighting spirit captain,and boy did we need one to-day.I also think that we are bringing in to many youngsters into the senior side at one go,we need old heads at times to close up shop,and we would have done that to-day against Spurs.Anyway,to think a few seasons ago we were going in the wrong direction,and now we are the 9th best club in the Country.

Score: -1
Confucious 5:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

A right downer of course today. But after imagining that yesterday I was a Cardiff, Sunderland, Fulham or W Brom fan I cheered up a lot. Then I imagined I was a Palace fan losing in the last kick at Newcastle and my blessings soared higher still.

Whilst we're a long where from where I'd love to be, we're a long way from where I'd dread to be.

Yup - it's been a good season and - even today - us Saints should be happy.

Score: 7
ghk230473 5:20pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Very disappointing to say the least, really wanted to put 1 over that t0sser Sherwood too. Why do we fade so rapidly? 18 points some one has mentioned we've thrown away! Spuds got amongst us with a high back line and we couldn't handle it in the 2nd half. As a club we need to agree on where we want to go, have we the resources to compete with the big boys? Is mopo the right man for the job? I would love stability but his signings and selections do confuse at times, say that he does appear to have full backing from players. Can he get the best out of Ramirez? Who definately is gifted. To all the 'happy clappers, agreed we are safe and top 10 is good but haven't we thrown a lot away?

Score: 1
DisplacedFan 5:22pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Norwegian Saint wrote…


Could be worse... a lot worse... You could support Poopey!
Good luck to Northampton, Torquay and Rochdale on Tuesday.

The bestest team with the bestest fans! LOL.

Score: 1
Strasbourg Saint 5:23pm Sun 23 Mar 14

SaintChristopher wrote…


up saints wrote…


3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag
What a horribly predictable outcome. I'm old enough to vividly remember us leading Spurs 2-0 at The Dell before Ronnie Rosenthal came on as a half time sub and Spurs won 6-2......still it shows how far we've come that there are so many disappointed fans after an away defeat to a Champions-league chasing team (they wish). Fantastic season though, keep the faith, like many teams in this league I believe we're only 2 new players away from a top 6 side but probably in danger of bottom 6 if we lost the wrong two (Spider, Shaw or Adam). My 7 year old son tells me we'll win the league if we add Kompany and Courtois in the summer.......!

I was thinking of that match.

Late '80s? It was the FA Cup last 16 and a place against Liverpool at Anfield beckoned.

Gerry Frances was the Spuds' boss. He brought Ronnie on near the end of the first half while we were two up and still totally outplaying them.

Then .......

....... second half we hardly got a kick, 2-2 at full time and 4 added in extra time.

We've know worse days than this and, no doubt, we'll know others, but I doubt if we'll ever be propped up by Torquay United and Northampton Town.

Score: 2
OSPREYSAINT 5:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

David Crook wrote…


Pochettino to me lacks that fighting spirit as a manager,and tactically still naive in the premiership,why did he bring off Ricki Lambert with minutes to go,it happens every time,and we lose.Lallana to me is a great player,but is no way a fighting spirit captain,and boy did we need one to-day.I also think that we are bringing in to many youngsters into the senior side at one go,we need old heads at times to close up shop,and we would have done that to-day against Spurs.Anyway,to think a few seasons ago we were going in the wrong direction,and now we are the 9th best club in the Country.

Let's face it if we had have won well you probably wouldn't have posted anything? Why do you always post a negative and try to counteract it with a positive followed by another negative? You may be a good poster but you are not really that good.

Score: 2
warrens 76 5:42pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


SaintChristopher wrote…


up saints wrote…


3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag
What a horribly predictable outcome. I'm old enough to vividly remember us leading Spurs 2-0 at The Dell before Ronnie Rosenthal came on as a half time sub and Spurs won 6-2......still it shows how far we've come that there are so many disappointed fans after an away defeat to a Champions-league chasing team (they wish). Fantastic season though, keep the faith, like many teams in this league I believe we're only 2 new players away from a top 6 side but probably in danger of bottom 6 if we lost the wrong two (Spider, Shaw or Adam). My 7 year old son tells me we'll win the league if we add Kompany and Courtois in the summer.......!
I was thinking of that match.

Late '80s? It was the FA Cup last 16 and a place against Liverpool at Anfield beckoned.

Gerry Frances was the Spuds' boss. He brought Ronnie on near the end of the first half while we were two up and still totally outplaying them.

Then .......

....... second half we hardly got a kick, 2-2 at full time and 4 added in extra time.

We've know worse days than this and, no doubt, we'll know others, but I doubt if we'll ever be propped up by Torquay United and Northampton Town.

and we hit the post at 2-0 up and several of us knew it would bite us on the 4rse..

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 5:45pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Judging from the tweets Dejan is trying to shoulder the blame and is saying sorry, for me there is no need, for a guy that nearly has his crown jewels knocked off one week to come back and take part in a scrap of this magnitude he is still a hero to me.

Score: 4
Strasbourg Saint 5:45pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


SaintChristopher wrote…


up saints wrote…


3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag
What a horribly predictable outcome. I'm old enough to vividly remember us leading Spurs 2-0 at The Dell before Ronnie Rosenthal came on as a half time sub and Spurs won 6-2......still it shows how far we've come that there are so many disappointed fans after an away defeat to a Champions-league chasing team (they wish). Fantastic season though, keep the faith, like many teams in this league I believe we're only 2 new players away from a top 6 side but probably in danger of bottom 6 if we lost the wrong two (Spider, Shaw or Adam). My 7 year old son tells me we'll win the league if we add Kompany and Courtois in the summer.......!
I was thinking of that match.

Late '80s? It was the FA Cup last 16 and a place against Liverpool at Anfield beckoned.

Gerry Frances was the Spuds' boss. He brought Ronnie on near the end of the first half while we were two up and still totally outplaying them.

Then .......

....... second half we hardly got a kick, 2-2 at full time and 4 added in extra time.

We've know worse days than this and, no doubt, we'll know others, but I doubt if we'll ever be propped up by Torquay United and Northampton Town.

I also remember us leading them 3-0 at the break only for Ossie Ardiles to take control and turn the game into a 3-3 draw. Then there was the one where it was 1-1 going into the last minute. We won a penalty, Keegan missed, Spurs broke and Archibald won it. Then there was the game at WHL where Spurs needed to win to equal the record for most home wins on the trot at the start of a season. We were holding them at 1-1 into the last few minutes, one of the Allen boys ran through on goal, Tim Flowers beat him to the ball and knocked it off his foot and behind for a corner, Allen fell over Flowers and the ref gave a penalty - 2-1.

Thank heavens for that 4-0 thrashing we gave them in the 2003 Cup run and the Beattie strike at WHL that got Hoddle the sack and the 5-2 and 5-0 hidings back in the day ......

Score: 0
Cincinnati 5:53pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Today's result is the perfect example as to why we need to hang on to all our young stars and not sell any of them. The squad needs to be strengthened not weakened. We can give anyone a good game but against Spurs at White Hart Lane something bizarre always happens in the dying minutes to send us down to a frustrating defeat. This bizarre trend goes all the way back to the 60s. We also can't beat the Arse, or Chelsea or West Ham away from home, or Man U away from. What happened today will likely happen away to Citeh. And there is a good chance it will happen at home to United on the last day of the season. Immediate needs are to get MP signed to an extension. During the summer we cannot afford to sell the likes of Shaw etc. We need another quality center back and striker and I wouldn't be opposed to finding another goalie. Boruc hasn't been bad but of late he is not making the 'Big' stop.

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 5:55pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Well you could be a Villa supporter, they lost 1 4 Cameron got the last one.

Score: 1
CB FRY LIVES 6:01pm Sun 23 Mar 14

A great match for the neutral. .An exasperating match for us Saints fans.
For the first 30 minutes we were superb and played some fantastic football.We were well worth ourv 2-0 lead.
But alas yet again the team was unable to hold on to a lead.I can not fault the effort of the 14 Saints players who got on the pitch today.The fault was more with the system and the managers inability to come up with a plan B when we are under the cosh.
The rookie manager Tim Sherwood yet again showed MP how to tacticaly tweak a starting formation.His substitutions had a more direct effect on the match than MP'S..After the 90 odd minutes Spurs had acheived the double over Saints.Just as Mourinho outwitted MP in two matches this season so did Tiger TIM.
If Spurs are stupid enough to get rid of Sherwood at the end of the season and MP is disloyal enough to go to White Hart Lane then I would like to see Sherwood given a chance at St Marys.He has a good track record working with young players and the passion he shows on the touchline reminds me of a fiery Alan Ball.
I know a lot of fans dont like talking about MP seeking pastures new but personally iI think it would be a negative move on his part to give in to the overtures of a so called bigger club.-The two Milan clubs have been mentioned,along with Spurs nearer to home, and the mighty Real Madrid.I think at the present moment in his career he would be out of his depth at any of those clubs.Tactically he has to be a lot more aware than he is at the moment.Plus all the clubs mentioned wouldn't give him the time if he embarked on a series of frustrating defeats which has unfortunately dogged him this season when well established winning positions have been overturned by often lesser talented teams.
Kreuger and the new Saints board must back MP to the hilt -both regarding the negotiations of a new contract for him-And By sending out a clear message that none of the 14 players who featured today are for sale and also by making a sizeable transfer war chest available to him close season to really propel the team up to the next level.This aggressive buying policy must be matched by an equally decisive weeding out of the deadwood players.
So what positions need strengthening
1. A top international quality goal keeper to challenge Boruc if not to take over from him as the club's top keeper.
2. A world class central defender to boss the defence the way Dave Watson used to during the halycon days of Lawrie Mac.-Louvren has struggled a bit in recent matches and needs to cut out the silly mistakes which cost us dear today.
3. A truly dynamic central midfield player who can rally the team when we are under the cosh.Such leadership was sadly lacking through much of the second half today.CORK,WARD-PROW
SE,WANNYAMA, AND MORGAN S are all important players but to progress we need somebody even more special who not only leads by example but also finds the back of the net on a regular basis.
4.A fast tricky international class wide player who is capable of getting to the bye-line and whipping in accurate crosses a la John Sydenham of old and who is also capable of cutting inside and scorring ten or more goals a season.-Today Spurs wing play carved out several chances.Our full backs might be good at getting forward along the flanks but at the end of the day they are defenders not out and out wingers.
5.A top striker who will challenge Jay Rod and Lambert and who will help Sam Gallagher in his strikers education.
OK EASIER SAID THAN DONE MAYBE.BECAUSE IN RECENT SEASONS SOUTHAMPTON'S RECORD IN THE TRANSFER MARKET HASN'T BEEN TOO CLEVER.
When we won promotion from Division 1 JACK CORK was a fantastic signing.Others served their purpose of getting the club back to the promised land of the premiership but lets face it the likes of Danny Fox Jos H and GULY DO PRADO are not top level week in week out players.
Tadanari Lee came to the club in a blaze of publicity and may have helped sell a few shirts in the Land of the Rising Sun but on the pitch apart from that cracking goal he scored against Derby he was not value for money.
Billy Sharp scored several important goals for us in the championship but was never given a chance at the top level and his high wages has discouraged lower league clubs from buying him..Regarding the wages issue Lee Barnard was given in hindsight a too long a contract by Cortese when he was unable to establish himself in the championship let alone the premier league.And as for Jonathan Forte i shall let others comment on his performances for the Saints.
And what of the players bought in since we have been back at the top level.
Jay Rod has been a resounding success after a hesitant start.Steve Davis has been a real gem of a signing who has really come good under MP.
Ramirez is still a bit of an enigma but in recent weeks he has looked a premiership quality player but when will we see him turn on his undoubted international class for a full 90 minutes.
MOOT POINT HAS HE EVER PLAYED A FULL 90 MINUTES FOR THE SAINTS.
Yoshida has had his moments both good and bad but he is a fighter and can battle it out when needs must.
Mayuka was another player who came to the club in a blaze of publicity having won the Golden boots award in The Africa Cup of Nations.But his chances have been limited at the club.The only time when he excited was against Spurs last season at ST MARYS when he caused their defence all sorts of problems.
THE QUESTION WITH MAYUKA THOUGH IS WILL WE EVER SEE HIM IN A SAINTS SHIRT AGAIN.
Boruc had a shaky start at the club but apart from a few blips and out right clangers he is worth retaining.

The signing of the Norwegan centre half Voron was a complete farce nearly up there with Ali Diyah-George Weah's cousin who never was.
Victor Wanyama started his Saints career ok but injury has cut his season short.I think the jury is still out on him..
Louvren has shown that he is atop class defender but as I said above he has looked out of sorts recently.
OSVALDO =well the less said about him the better.But he is proof that you have got to get the transfers into the club right.
Well rant nearly over.What MP has got to do in the short term is rally the troops and get the 3 points next week v the Toon.Then go on and make sure neither Everton or Villa do a chelki or spurs and achieve the double against the SAINTS.
6 POINTS AGAINST THE SOUTH WALES CONTINGENT OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA.AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST EITHER OF THE MANCHESTER CLUBS BY WINNING BOTH THOSE GAMES.
COYR THE ONLY WAY NOW IS UP.

Score: 1
Little Hitler 6:06pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


SaintChristopher wrote…


up saints wrote…


3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag
What a horribly predictable outcome. I'm old enough to vividly remember us leading Spurs 2-0 at The Dell before Ronnie Rosenthal came on as a half time sub and Spurs won 6-2......still it shows how far we've come that there are so many disappointed fans after an away defeat to a Champions-league chasing team (they wish). Fantastic season though, keep the faith, like many teams in this league I believe we're only 2 new players away from a top 6 side but probably in danger of bottom 6 if we lost the wrong two (Spider, Shaw or Adam). My 7 year old son tells me we'll win the league if we add Kompany and Courtois in the summer.......!
I was thinking of that match.

Late '80s? It was the FA Cup last 16 and a place against Liverpool at Anfield beckoned.

Gerry Frances was the Spuds' boss. He brought Ronnie on near the end of the first half while we were two up and still totally outplaying them.

Then .......

....... second half we hardly got a kick, 2-2 at full time and 4 added in extra time.

We've know worse days than this and, no doubt, we'll know others, but I doubt if we'll ever be propped up by Torquay United and Northampton Town.

Late 80's?

1995 I think!

Score: 1
Scunny Dave 6:07pm Sun 23 Mar 14

once again I find myself asking how we lost that game, although the answer was staring me in the face Clyne slightly unfortunate, Lovren looking for a free kick instead of just putting the ball in touch and Boruc not commanding his area for the umpteenth time ths season On the plus side in my forty years of supporting the saints I dont think i have ever seen them playing better than of late

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 6:12pm Sun 23 Mar 14

CB FRY LIVES wrote…


A great match for the neutral. .An exasperating match for us Saints fans.
For the first 30 minutes we were superb and played some fantastic football.We were well worth ourv 2-0 lead.
But alas yet again the team was unable to hold on to a lead.I can not fault the effort of the 14 Saints players who got on the pitch today.The fault was more with the system and the managers inability to come up with a plan B when we are under the cosh.
The rookie manager Tim Sherwood yet again showed MP how to tacticaly tweak a starting formation.His substitutions had a more direct effect on the match than MP'S..After the 90 odd minutes Spurs had acheived the double over Saints.Just as Mourinho outwitted MP in two matches this season so did Tiger TIM.
If Spurs are stupid enough to get rid of Sherwood at the end of the season and MP is disloyal enough to go to White Hart Lane then I would like to see Sherwood given a chance at St Marys.He has a good track record working with young players and the passion he shows on the touchline reminds me of a fiery Alan Ball.
I know a lot of fans dont like talking about MP seeking pastures new but personally iI think it would be a negative move on his part to give in to the overtures of a so called bigger club.-The two Milan clubs have been mentioned,along with Spurs nearer to home, and the mighty Real Madrid.I think at the present moment in his career he would be out of his depth at any of those clubs.Tactically he has to be a lot more aware than he is at the moment.Plus all the clubs mentioned wouldn't give him the time if he embarked on a series of frustrating defeats which has unfortunately dogged him this season when well established winning positions have been overturned by often lesser talented teams.
Kreuger and the new Saints board must back MP to the hilt -both regarding the negotiations of a new contract for him-And By sending out a clear message that none of the 14 players who featured today are for sale and also by making a sizeable transfer war chest available to him close season to really propel the team up to the next level.This aggressive buying policy must be matched by an equally decisive weeding out of the deadwood players.
So what positions need strengthening
1. A top international quality goal keeper to challenge Boruc if not to take over from him as the club's top keeper.
2. A world class central defender to boss the defence the way Dave Watson used to during the halycon days of Lawrie Mac.-Louvren has struggled a bit in recent matches and needs to cut out the silly mistakes which cost us dear today.
3. A truly dynamic central midfield player who can rally the team when we are under the cosh.Such leadership was sadly lacking through much of the second half today.CORK,WARD-PROW

SE,WANNYAMA, AND MORGAN S are all important players but to progress we need somebody even more special who not only leads by example but also finds the back of the net on a regular basis.
4.A fast tricky international class wide player who is capable of getting to the bye-line and whipping in accurate crosses a la John Sydenham of old and who is also capable of cutting inside and scorring ten or more goals a season.-Today Spurs wing play carved out several chances.Our full backs might be good at getting forward along the flanks but at the end of the day they are defenders not out and out wingers.
5.A top striker who will challenge Jay Rod and Lambert and who will help Sam Gallagher in his strikers education.
OK EASIER SAID THAN DONE MAYBE.BECAUSE IN RECENT SEASONS SOUTHAMPTON'S RECORD IN THE TRANSFER MARKET HASN'T BEEN TOO CLEVER.
When we won promotion from Division 1 JACK CORK was a fantastic signing.Others served their purpose of getting the club back to the promised land of the premiership but lets face it the likes of Danny Fox Jos H and GULY DO PRADO are not top level week in week out players.
Tadanari Lee came to the club in a blaze of publicity and may have helped sell a few shirts in the Land of the Rising Sun but on the pitch apart from that cracking goal he scored against Derby he was not value for money.
Billy Sharp scored several important goals for us in the championship but was never given a chance at the top level and his high wages has discouraged lower league clubs from buying him..Regarding the wages issue Lee Barnard was given in hindsight a too long a contract by Cortese when he was unable to establish himself in the championship let alone the premier league.And as for Jonathan Forte i shall let others comment on his performances for the Saints.
And what of the players bought in since we have been back at the top level.
Jay Rod has been a resounding success after a hesitant start.Steve Davis has been a real gem of a signing who has really come good under MP.
Ramirez is still a bit of an enigma but in recent weeks he has looked a premiership quality player but when will we see him turn on his undoubted international class for a full 90 minutes.
MOOT POINT HAS HE EVER PLAYED A FULL 90 MINUTES FOR THE SAINTS.
Yoshida has had his moments both good and bad but he is a fighter and can battle it out when needs must.
Mayuka was another player who came to the club in a blaze of publicity having won the Golden boots award in The Africa Cup of Nations.But his chances have been limited at the club.The only time when he excited was against Spurs last season at ST MARYS when he caused their defence all sorts of problems.
THE QUESTION WITH MAYUKA THOUGH IS WILL WE EVER SEE HIM IN A SAINTS SHIRT AGAIN.
Boruc had a shaky start at the club but apart from a few blips and out right clangers he is worth retaining.

The signing of the Norwegan centre half Voron was a complete farce nearly up there with Ali Diyah-George Weah's cousin who never was.
Victor Wanyama started his Saints career ok but injury has cut his season short.I think the jury is still out on him..
Louvren has shown that he is atop class defender but as I said above he has looked out of sorts recently.
OSVALDO =well the less said about him the better.But he is proof that you have got to get the transfers into the club right.
Well rant nearly over.What MP has got to do in the short term is rally the troops and get the 3 points next week v the Toon.Then go on and make sure neither Everton or Villa do a chelki or spurs and achieve the double against the SAINTS.
6 POINTS AGAINST THE SOUTH WALES CONTINGENT OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA.AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST EITHER OF THE MANCHESTER CLUBS BY WINNING BOTH THOSE GAMES.
COYR THE ONLY WAY NOW IS UP.

Sorry I had to stop reading after about half a dozen lines, I was reaching for the Samaritan phone, then I thought, nah it's not worth it. I'll get over this game and move on to the next one.

Score: 3
Strasbourg Saint 6:19pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Little Hitler wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


SaintChristopher wrote…


up saints wrote…


3 points chucked away good job we have 45 points in the bag
What a horribly predictable outcome. I'm old enough to vividly remember us leading Spurs 2-0 at The Dell before Ronnie Rosenthal came on as a half time sub and Spurs won 6-2......still it shows how far we've come that there are so many disappointed fans after an away defeat to a Champions-league chasing team (they wish). Fantastic season though, keep the faith, like many teams in this league I believe we're only 2 new players away from a top 6 side but probably in danger of bottom 6 if we lost the wrong two (Spider, Shaw or Adam). My 7 year old son tells me we'll win the league if we add Kompany and Courtois in the summer.......!
I was thinking of that match.

Late '80s? It was the FA Cup last 16 and a place against Liverpool at Anfield beckoned.

Gerry Frances was the Spuds' boss. He brought Ronnie on near the end of the first half while we were two up and still totally outplaying them.

Then .......

....... second half we hardly got a kick, 2-2 at full time and 4 added in extra time.

We've know worse days than this and, no doubt, we'll know others, but I doubt if we'll ever be propped up by Torquay United and Northampton Town.
Late 80's?

1995 I think!

You're spot on, LH - 1995. http://www.myfootbal
lfacts.com/Tottenham
_Hotspur_v_Southampt
on_Match_History.htm
l

Score: 0
Little Hitler 6:25pm Sun 23 Mar 14

I remember it well, I felt my world was falling apart when Rosenthal turned into Ronaldo and Messi rolled into one for a night. Then my cat died the next day.

That was a 10 out of 10 gutted, today is only a 7.

Score: 3
CB FRY LIVES 6:36pm Sun 23 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


CB FRY LIVES wrote…


A great match for the neutral. .An exasperating match for us Saints fans.
For the first 30 minutes we were superb and played some fantastic football.We were well worth ourv 2-0 lead.
But alas yet again the team was unable to hold on to a lead.I can not fault the effort of the 14 Saints players who got on the pitch today.The fault was more with the system and the managers inability to come up with a plan B when we are under the cosh.
The rookie manager Tim Sherwood yet again showed MP how to tacticaly tweak a starting formation.His substitutions had a more direct effect on the match than MP'S..After the 90 odd minutes Spurs had acheived the double over Saints.Just as Mourinho outwitted MP in two matches this season so did Tiger TIM.
If Spurs are stupid enough to get rid of Sherwood at the end of the season and MP is disloyal enough to go to White Hart Lane then I would like to see Sherwood given a chance at St Marys.He has a good track record working with young players and the passion he shows on the touchline reminds me of a fiery Alan Ball.
I know a lot of fans dont like talking about MP seeking pastures new but personally iI think it would be a negative move on his part to give in to the overtures of a so called bigger club.-The two Milan clubs have been mentioned,along with Spurs nearer to home, and the mighty Real Madrid.I think at the present moment in his career he would be out of his depth at any of those clubs.Tactically he has to be a lot more aware than he is at the moment.Plus all the clubs mentioned wouldn't give him the time if he embarked on a series of frustrating defeats which has unfortunately dogged him this season when well established winning positions have been overturned by often lesser talented teams.
Kreuger and the new Saints board must back MP to the hilt -both regarding the negotiations of a new contract for him-And By sending out a clear message that none of the 14 players who featured today are for sale and also by making a sizeable transfer war chest available to him close season to really propel the team up to the next level.This aggressive buying policy must be matched by an equally decisive weeding out of the deadwood players.
So what positions need strengthening
1. A top international quality goal keeper to challenge Boruc if not to take over from him as the club's top keeper.
2. A world class central defender to boss the defence the way Dave Watson used to during the halycon days of Lawrie Mac.-Louvren has struggled a bit in recent matches and needs to cut out the silly mistakes which cost us dear today.
3. A truly dynamic central midfield player who can rally the team when we are under the cosh.Such leadership was sadly lacking through much of the second half today.CORK,WARD-PROW


SE,WANNYAMA, AND MORGAN S are all important players but to progress we need somebody even more special who not only leads by example but also finds the back of the net on a regular basis.
4.A fast tricky international class wide player who is capable of getting to the bye-line and whipping in accurate crosses a la John Sydenham of old and who is also capable of cutting inside and scorring ten or more goals a season.-Today Spurs wing play carved out several chances.Our full backs might be good at getting forward along the flanks but at the end of the day they are defenders not out and out wingers.
5.A top striker who will challenge Jay Rod and Lambert and who will help Sam Gallagher in his strikers education.
OK EASIER SAID THAN DONE MAYBE.BECAUSE IN RECENT SEASONS SOUTHAMPTON'S RECORD IN THE TRANSFER MARKET HASN'T BEEN TOO CLEVER.
When we won promotion from Division 1 JACK CORK was a fantastic signing.Others served their purpose of getting the club back to the promised land of the premiership but lets face it the likes of Danny Fox Jos H and GULY DO PRADO are not top level week in week out players.
Tadanari Lee came to the club in a blaze of publicity and may have helped sell a few shirts in the Land of the Rising Sun but on the pitch apart from that cracking goal he scored against Derby he was not value for money.
Billy Sharp scored several important goals for us in the championship but was never given a chance at the top level and his high wages has discouraged lower league clubs from buying him..Regarding the wages issue Lee Barnard was given in hindsight a too long a contract by Cortese when he was unable to establish himself in the championship let alone the premier league.And as for Jonathan Forte i shall let others comment on his performances for the Saints.
And what of the players bought in since we have been back at the top level.
Jay Rod has been a resounding success after a hesitant start.Steve Davis has been a real gem of a signing who has really come good under MP.
Ramirez is still a bit of an enigma but in recent weeks he has looked a premiership quality player but when will we see him turn on his undoubted international class for a full 90 minutes.
MOOT POINT HAS HE EVER PLAYED A FULL 90 MINUTES FOR THE SAINTS.
Yoshida has had his moments both good and bad but he is a fighter and can battle it out when needs must.
Mayuka was another player who came to the club in a blaze of publicity having won the Golden boots award in The Africa Cup of Nations.But his chances have been limited at the club.The only time when he excited was against Spurs last season at ST MARYS when he caused their defence all sorts of problems.
THE QUESTION WITH MAYUKA THOUGH IS WILL WE EVER SEE HIM IN A SAINTS SHIRT AGAIN.
Boruc had a shaky start at the club but apart from a few blips and out right clangers he is worth retaining.

The signing of the Norwegan centre half Voron was a complete farce nearly up there with Ali Diyah-George Weah's cousin who never was.
Victor Wanyama started his Saints career ok but injury has cut his season short.I think the jury is still out on him..
Louvren has shown that he is atop class defender but as I said above he has looked out of sorts recently.
OSVALDO =well the less said about him the better.But he is proof that you have got to get the transfers into the club right.
Well rant nearly over.What MP has got to do in the short term is rally the troops and get the 3 points next week v the Toon.Then go on and make sure neither Everton or Villa do a chelki or spurs and achieve the double against the SAINTS.
6 POINTS AGAINST THE SOUTH WALES CONTINGENT OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA.AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST EITHER OF THE MANCHESTER CLUBS BY WINNING BOTH THOSE GAMES.
COYR THE ONLY WAY NOW IS UP.
Sorry I had to stop reading after about half a dozen lines, I was reaching for the Samaritan phone, then I thought, nah it's not worth it. I'll get over this game and move on to the next one.

open your mind and you might find the answer

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 6:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

CB FRY LIVES wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


CB FRY LIVES wrote…


A great match for the neutral. .An exasperating match for us Saints fans.
For the first 30 minutes we were superb and played some fantastic football.We were well worth ourv 2-0 lead.
But alas yet again the team was unable to hold on to a lead.I can not fault the effort of the 14 Saints players who got on the pitch today.The fault was more with the system and the managers inability to come up with a plan B when we are under the cosh.
The rookie manager Tim Sherwood yet again showed MP how to tacticaly tweak a starting formation.His substitutions had a more direct effect on the match than MP'S..After the 90 odd minutes Spurs had acheived the double over Saints.Just as Mourinho outwitted MP in two matches this season so did Tiger TIM.
If Spurs are stupid enough to get rid of Sherwood at the end of the season and MP is disloyal enough to go to White Hart Lane then I would like to see Sherwood given a chance at St Marys.He has a good track record working with young players and the passion he shows on the touchline reminds me of a fiery Alan Ball.
I know a lot of fans dont like talking about MP seeking pastures new but personally iI think it would be a negative move on his part to give in to the overtures of a so called bigger club.-The two Milan clubs have been mentioned,along with Spurs nearer to home, and the mighty Real Madrid.I think at the present moment in his career he would be out of his depth at any of those clubs.Tactically he has to be a lot more aware than he is at the moment.Plus all the clubs mentioned wouldn't give him the time if he embarked on a series of frustrating defeats which has unfortunately dogged him this season when well established winning positions have been overturned by often lesser talented teams.
Kreuger and the new Saints board must back MP to the hilt -both regarding the negotiations of a new contract for him-And By sending out a clear message that none of the 14 players who featured today are for sale and also by making a sizeable transfer war chest available to him close season to really propel the team up to the next level.This aggressive buying policy must be matched by an equally decisive weeding out of the deadwood players.
So what positions need strengthening
1. A top international quality goal keeper to challenge Boruc if not to take over from him as the club's top keeper.
2. A world class central defender to boss the defence the way Dave Watson used to during the halycon days of Lawrie Mac.-Louvren has struggled a bit in recent matches and needs to cut out the silly mistakes which cost us dear today.
3. A truly dynamic central midfield player who can rally the team when we are under the cosh.Such leadership was sadly lacking through much of the second half today.CORK,WARD-PROW



SE,WANNYAMA, AND MORGAN S are all important players but to progress we need somebody even more special who not only leads by example but also finds the back of the net on a regular basis.
4.A fast tricky international class wide player who is capable of getting to the bye-line and whipping in accurate crosses a la John Sydenham of old and who is also capable of cutting inside and scorring ten or more goals a season.-Today Spurs wing play carved out several chances.Our full backs might be good at getting forward along the flanks but at the end of the day they are defenders not out and out wingers.
5.A top striker who will challenge Jay Rod and Lambert and who will help Sam Gallagher in his strikers education.
OK EASIER SAID THAN DONE MAYBE.BECAUSE IN RECENT SEASONS SOUTHAMPTON'S RECORD IN THE TRANSFER MARKET HASN'T BEEN TOO CLEVER.
When we won promotion from Division 1 JACK CORK was a fantastic signing.Others served their purpose of getting the club back to the promised land of the premiership but lets face it the likes of Danny Fox Jos H and GULY DO PRADO are not top level week in week out players.
Tadanari Lee came to the club in a blaze of publicity and may have helped sell a few shirts in the Land of the Rising Sun but on the pitch apart from that cracking goal he scored against Derby he was not value for money.
Billy Sharp scored several important goals for us in the championship but was never given a chance at the top level and his high wages has discouraged lower league clubs from buying him..Regarding the wages issue Lee Barnard was given in hindsight a too long a contract by Cortese when he was unable to establish himself in the championship let alone the premier league.And as for Jonathan Forte i shall let others comment on his performances for the Saints.
And what of the players bought in since we have been back at the top level.
Jay Rod has been a resounding success after a hesitant start.Steve Davis has been a real gem of a signing who has really come good under MP.
Ramirez is still a bit of an enigma but in recent weeks he has looked a premiership quality player but when will we see him turn on his undoubted international class for a full 90 minutes.
MOOT POINT HAS HE EVER PLAYED A FULL 90 MINUTES FOR THE SAINTS.
Yoshida has had his moments both good and bad but he is a fighter and can battle it out when needs must.
Mayuka was another player who came to the club in a blaze of publicity having won the Golden boots award in The Africa Cup of Nations.But his chances have been limited at the club.The only time when he excited was against Spurs last season at ST MARYS when he caused their defence all sorts of problems.
THE QUESTION WITH MAYUKA THOUGH IS WILL WE EVER SEE HIM IN A SAINTS SHIRT AGAIN.
Boruc had a shaky start at the club but apart from a few blips and out right clangers he is worth retaining.

The signing of the Norwegan centre half Voron was a complete farce nearly up there with Ali Diyah-George Weah's cousin who never was.
Victor Wanyama started his Saints career ok but injury has cut his season short.I think the jury is still out on him..
Louvren has shown that he is atop class defender but as I said above he has looked out of sorts recently.
OSVALDO =well the less said about him the better.But he is proof that you have got to get the transfers into the club right.
Well rant nearly over.What MP has got to do in the short term is rally the troops and get the 3 points next week v the Toon.Then go on and make sure neither Everton or Villa do a chelki or spurs and achieve the double against the SAINTS.
6 POINTS AGAINST THE SOUTH WALES CONTINGENT OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA.AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST EITHER OF THE MANCHESTER CLUBS BY WINNING BOTH THOSE GAMES.
COYR THE ONLY WAY NOW IS UP.
Sorry I had to stop reading after about half a dozen lines, I was reaching for the Samaritan phone, then I thought, nah it's not worth it. I'll get over this game and move on to the next one.
open your mind and you might find the answer

I might.

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OSPREYSAINT 6:40pm Sun 23 Mar 14

I am a bit too grumpy tonight, don't want to upset people so I'll give it a rest.

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Seedhouse the Unrepentant 10:02pm Sun 23 Mar 14

CB FRY LIVES wrote…


A great match for the neutral. .An exasperating match for us Saints fans.
For the first 30 minutes we were superb and played some fantastic football.We were well worth ourv 2-0 lead.
But alas yet again the team was unable to hold on to a lead.I can not fault the effort of the 14 Saints players who got on the pitch today.The fault was more with the system and the managers inability to come up with a plan B when we are under the cosh.
The rookie manager Tim Sherwood yet again showed MP how to tacticaly tweak a starting formation.His substitutions had a more direct effect on the match than MP'S..After the 90 odd minutes Spurs had acheived the double over Saints.Just as Mourinho outwitted MP in two matches this season so did Tiger TIM.
If Spurs are stupid enough to get rid of Sherwood at the end of the season and MP is disloyal enough to go to White Hart Lane then I would like to see Sherwood given a chance at St Marys.He has a good track record working with young players and the passion he shows on the touchline reminds me of a fiery Alan Ball.
I know a lot of fans dont like talking about MP seeking pastures new but personally iI think it would be a negative move on his part to give in to the overtures of a so called bigger club.-The two Milan clubs have been mentioned,along with Spurs nearer to home, and the mighty Real Madrid.I think at the present moment in his career he would be out of his depth at any of those clubs.Tactically he has to be a lot more aware than he is at the moment.Plus all the clubs mentioned wouldn't give him the time if he embarked on a series of frustrating defeats which has unfortunately dogged him this season when well established winning positions have been overturned by often lesser talented teams.
Kreuger and the new Saints board must back MP to the hilt -both regarding the negotiations of a new contract for him-And By sending out a clear message that none of the 14 players who featured today are for sale and also by making a sizeable transfer war chest available to him close season to really propel the team up to the next level.This aggressive buying policy must be matched by an equally decisive weeding out of the deadwood players.
So what positions need strengthening
1. A top international quality goal keeper to challenge Boruc if not to take over from him as the club's top keeper.
2. A world class central defender to boss the defence the way Dave Watson used to during the halycon days of Lawrie Mac.-Louvren has struggled a bit in recent matches and needs to cut out the silly mistakes which cost us dear today.
3. A truly dynamic central midfield player who can rally the team when we are under the cosh.Such leadership was sadly lacking through much of the second half today.CORK,WARD-PROW

SE,WANNYAMA, AND MORGAN S are all important players but to progress we need somebody even more special who not only leads by example but also finds the back of the net on a regular basis.
4.A fast tricky international class wide player who is capable of getting to the bye-line and whipping in accurate crosses a la John Sydenham of old and who is also capable of cutting inside and scorring ten or more goals a season.-Today Spurs wing play carved out several chances.Our full backs might be good at getting forward along the flanks but at the end of the day they are defenders not out and out wingers.
5.A top striker who will challenge Jay Rod and Lambert and who will help Sam Gallagher in his strikers education.
OK EASIER SAID THAN DONE MAYBE.BECAUSE IN RECENT SEASONS SOUTHAMPTON'S RECORD IN THE TRANSFER MARKET HASN'T BEEN TOO CLEVER.
When we won promotion from Division 1 JACK CORK was a fantastic signing.Others served their purpose of getting the club back to the promised land of the premiership but lets face it the likes of Danny Fox Jos H and GULY DO PRADO are not top level week in week out players.
Tadanari Lee came to the club in a blaze of publicity and may have helped sell a few shirts in the Land of the Rising Sun but on the pitch apart from that cracking goal he scored against Derby he was not value for money.
Billy Sharp scored several important goals for us in the championship but was never given a chance at the top level and his high wages has discouraged lower league clubs from buying him..Regarding the wages issue Lee Barnard was given in hindsight a too long a contract by Cortese when he was unable to establish himself in the championship let alone the premier league.And as for Jonathan Forte i shall let others comment on his performances for the Saints.
And what of the players bought in since we have been back at the top level.
Jay Rod has been a resounding success after a hesitant start.Steve Davis has been a real gem of a signing who has really come good under MP.
Ramirez is still a bit of an enigma but in recent weeks he has looked a premiership quality player but when will we see him turn on his undoubted international class for a full 90 minutes.
MOOT POINT HAS HE EVER PLAYED A FULL 90 MINUTES FOR THE SAINTS.
Yoshida has had his moments both good and bad but he is a fighter and can battle it out when needs must.
Mayuka was another player who came to the club in a blaze of publicity having won the Golden boots award in The Africa Cup of Nations.But his chances have been limited at the club.The only time when he excited was against Spurs last season at ST MARYS when he caused their defence all sorts of problems.
THE QUESTION WITH MAYUKA THOUGH IS WILL WE EVER SEE HIM IN A SAINTS SHIRT AGAIN.
Boruc had a shaky start at the club but apart from a few blips and out right clangers he is worth retaining.

The signing of the Norwegan centre half Voron was a complete farce nearly up there with Ali Diyah-George Weah's cousin who never was.
Victor Wanyama started his Saints career ok but injury has cut his season short.I think the jury is still out on him..
Louvren has shown that he is atop class defender but as I said above he has looked out of sorts recently.
OSVALDO =well the less said about him the better.But he is proof that you have got to get the transfers into the club right.
Well rant nearly over.What MP has got to do in the short term is rally the troops and get the 3 points next week v the Toon.Then go on and make sure neither Everton or Villa do a chelki or spurs and achieve the double against the SAINTS.
6 POINTS AGAINST THE SOUTH WALES CONTINGENT OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA.AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST EITHER OF THE MANCHESTER CLUBS BY WINNING BOTH THOSE GAMES.
COYR THE ONLY WAY NOW IS UP.

Youareatotalwankeran
dacunt

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Beer Monster 10:47am Mon 24 Mar 14

Confucious wrote…


A right downer of course today. But after imagining that yesterday I was a Cardiff, Sunderland, Fulham or W Brom fan I cheered up a lot. Then I imagined I was a Palace fan losing in the last kick at Newcastle and my blessings soared higher still.

Whilst we're a long where from where I'd love to be, we're a long way from where I'd dread to be.

Yup - it's been a good season and - even today - us Saints should be happy.

Well said mate - yeah, we've had some frustrations this season, personally I put it down to the collective inexperience at this level of the game, from both players and manager. But stick with them - they will improve, and these niggles will be ironed out.

There's a lot of reminiscing on this thread about when we can recall being so good - I started going to the Dell as a youngster in the late 80s, and that was the last time I can really recall an extended period when we were a force to be reckoned with, as we have the potential to be now. Overall, I think we can all be pretty pleased with the direction and focus from everyone at our club.

COYR

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