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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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    11-09-2018, 06:19 PM
    Professor replied to a thread Steven Davis in The Saints
    Davis will one of the players Hughes would have had in mind when saying that he has several players who could be first choice starters who he’s not...
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    07-09-2018, 05:51 AM
    Ever since Jimmy Hill, as Chairman of the PFA in 1961, succeeded in scrapping the maximum fees for professional footballers, player's wages have gone...
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    03-09-2018, 05:01 PM
    Early predictions of Watford don’t look so good as they’ve already got a quarter of the points needed to stay up after just 4 games. Huddersfield and...
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    03-09-2018, 11:40 AM
    According to The Echo, Charlie Austin "won a penalty just minutes after being introduced." The truth is that Palace defender, Wan-Bissaka, gave away...
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    02-09-2018, 07:43 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Shane Long in The Saints
    Excellent performance by Shane Long against Palace and without touching the ball he made a major assist to the first goal with his speed distracting...
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    02-09-2018, 07:11 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Hughes out... in The Saints
    Implausible Jeff should try looking up 'premature' in a dictionary. If he now wants the team to fail so he can feel good about not wanting Mark...
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    19-08-2018, 02:41 PM
    In Switzerland but even here not out of reach the negative posts by people masquerading as Saints’ fans. True fans support the club and don’t make...
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    17-08-2018, 07:28 PM
    There’s no parking near the Amex but for league games, match tickets include local train or bus travel. Never been myself but Brighton supporting...
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    15-08-2018, 11:18 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Redmond in The Saints
    The constant carping about some of our players is disappointing. People who have used this thread to criticise Nathan Redmond should look at his...
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    14-08-2018, 07:46 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Congrats Rickie in The Saints
    Rickie's move to Liverpool was his dream come true but at 32 and with only a 2-year contract he must have known it wouldn't last long. The decline...
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    13-08-2018, 05:19 PM
    It’s the points gaps that tell the truth about the Premier League being a false competition. Nothing will change as long as the authorities are happy...
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    31-07-2018, 09:18 AM
    Professor replied to a thread Forster Situation in The Saints
    If a buyer isn’t a available how else can the club improve the financial situation other than by a loan? People are entitled to disagree with a...
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