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    10-08-2019, 04:10 PM
    The optimism quickly turns back to depression with our squad, who look OK in training, but aren’t so good when faced with another team on the pitch....
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    30-07-2019, 11:30 PM
    Professor replied to a thread Ralph Hasenhuttl in The Saints
    In that case, I look forward to seeing what Dave can do with Djenepo.
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    29-07-2019, 06:39 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Ralph Hasenhuttl in The Saints
    Ralph should be congratulated on his new haircut. The shorter style suits him but also makes him look more professional. A very good job well done.
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    18-07-2019, 05:11 PM
    I was optimistic when SFC signed Austin. His local links were in the tradition of our playing squad and he was talked about as being on the fringe of...
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    01-07-2019, 10:25 AM
    I'll be sorry to see Charlie go. Players with local connections have long been part of the Saints' appeal. OK, so in Charlie's case, Berkshire and...
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    01-07-2019, 10:11 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Che Adams in The Saints
    �� There's a line between giving an opinion and being opinionated. The latter doesn't make for entertaining reading.
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    26-05-2019, 11:26 PM
    Professor replied to a thread Rupert Lowe in The Saints
    MEPs have no work to do and no responsibilities to represent the UK. Like Farage, he'll just be on a gravy train. .
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    18-05-2019, 06:33 PM
    Professor replied to a thread Non-Saints Games in The Saints
    Man City did not win the FA Cup, they bought it. That’s what the Premier League has come and as a competition for 20 clubs it’s a waste of time.
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    13-05-2019, 06:03 PM
    Southampton FC is becoming less and less like the Saints I began supporting over 50 years ago. Chinese ownership with a touch of Swiss, can’t...
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    04-05-2019, 01:40 PM
    Can anyone explain why the club pays a multi-million salary for a professional manager when we have so many amateurs on the forum who know far much...
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    30-04-2019, 07:11 PM
    Let’s not pretend that a wealthy owner could turn Southampton into a Liverpool or Man U. Man City was the last club created by wealth, but after that...
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    28-04-2019, 08:11 PM
    Professor replied to a thread Ralph to stay? in The Saints
    The stats suggest that the decision to reduce the squad in January was the right one with only 1 win out of 14 games under Hughes to 8 wins since,...
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    13-04-2019, 07:19 PM
    Couldn’t believe a statistic in the BBC report on today’s game until I’d checked it. It said Saints have won eight of their 18 League games...
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    10-03-2019, 07:54 PM
    You’ve missed the point. I’m not condoning diving by Saints’ players. The sickness is in every club. I say it’s unrealistic to expect referees to...
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    10-03-2019, 07:47 PM
    It’s because when the penalty was invented in the 1890s, a Line was drawn right across the pitch at 18 yards with the kick being taken from anywhere...
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    10-03-2019, 07:36 PM
    Glad you mentioned Rodney Marsh because you’re quite right that he gained a reputation for diving in the early years of Match of the Day. His...
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    10-03-2019, 07:25 AM
    VAR is NOT the answer. The game can't be stopped for every incident to be checked but this misses the point entirely. The rules of the game...
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    10-03-2019, 07:03 AM
    The penalty has become a huge problem for football as it now impacts on the outcome of so many matches and is a major focus for players, managers and...
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    08-02-2019, 08:05 AM
    Just caught up with Press Conference, which was an impressive performance by the manager. Ralph said they have been working to improve in defence...
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    31-01-2019, 07:59 AM
    The list of strikers shows that selling before buying isn't just a funding issue, or about keeping within FFP rules. Six strikers looks adequate,...
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    07-12-2018, 11:17 AM
    It's interesting after being away for a while to come back to read some of this debate. I did think Hughes was the right appointment at the time,...
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    25-11-2018, 04:07 AM
    I'm inclined to think it's something of a myth, that Hughes kept us up. Unless I've miscalculated, there were 8 league matches in 2017/18 after...
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    04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
    No football match is ever a foregone conclusion. City have an obscenely expensive collection of the World’s best players but luck still plays its...
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    07-10-2018, 12:24 PM
    You could say Hughes is rewarding players who have performed well in training or in the Everton game but that’s probably not accurate in that he’s...
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    04-10-2018, 12:59 PM
    According to the radio commentary I was listening to on the Everton game, the best penalty kick for Southampton was taken by Steven Davis. Wonder if...
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    25-09-2018, 09:29 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Sell JWP in January? in The Saints
    People who say JWP isn't Premier League standard simply demonstrate why they don't hold coaching jobs in professional football. He's been playing top...
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    18-09-2018, 08:37 PM
    If the Brighton keeper, Ryan, hadn’t pulled of a remarkable save in injury time, we’d have won 3-2. How goes that fit in with the theory?
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    17-09-2018, 11:55 PM
    Here we go again - more rubbish. Which of our best players could we have refused to sell? Van Dijk, perhaps?
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    15-09-2018, 04:52 PM
    Professor replied to a thread Pub for Sunday game? in The Saints
    Personally, I don't rate Wetherspoon's food very highly but they do a cheap Sunday roast and The Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis by Ocean Village has a...
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    11-09-2018, 10:45 PM
    Absolutely agree. With the reports of how poor Butland was it's ludicrous that McCarthy didn't play the second half. It suggests that he isn't...
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