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    For a first showing out of the box, I like the cut of the boys jib. The premier league is not a place for the feeble, yes his passing radar needs a bit of calibrating. But for the time he was on the pitch I thought Romeu looked very relaxed and less in need of going in hard on oppo players. The lad ain't scared of the ball, give him a few more games and he will be pretty good for us............ and Romeu

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    We managed because Wanyama gave us things that Lemina is unlikely to give us, so the expectation is that other parts of Lemina's game, including distribution will be more polished. Wanyama didn't need great distribution when he could simply bully his way through players or if did misplace a pass, he could use his physicality to win it back. Lemina isn't as physical a player - indeed if you believe some of the Juve write ups on here, they sold him in order to bring in a more Wanyama-type player. I agree its his first game and will need time to adapt but that's a somewhat different point.

    How did Titus Bramble do for the scousers today?
    My comment was made with my tongue firmly in my cheek mate. Again, I wasn't comparing the two players.

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    Opinions seem to range from one extreme to the other. Very hard to make too many judgements, it's his first game in England & against 10 men for most of it. I thought he was ok, nothing spectacular but steady enough. The big tests will come when Silva, Micky T & others are drifting into the 10 position or when top sides hit us on the transition. OR was superb last couple of years, but it took him a while to find his feet.


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    For a first match in the country I thought that was pretty impressive.

    He looked nervous for the first 15 mins or so but once he settled down he showed the qualities we've been missing. Definite upgrade on Davis in that role.

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    Looked a bit rusty, there were two passes that went wrong early on and got some big groans. Got stuck in however, looked confident and freed up Romeu. I like the him. JWPs delivery though. Competition is good.

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    84% pass rate in his first premier league game and people on here are moaning about his passing. That number is on a par with Romeu's accuracy last season. We're a difficult forum to please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Jim View Post
    84% pass rate in his first premier league game and people on here are moaning about his passing. That number is on a par with Romeu's accuracy last season. We're a difficult forum to please.
    You must have loved Jim Magilton pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Jim View Post
    84% pass rate in his first premier league game and people on here are moaning about his passing. That number is on a par with Romeu's accuracy last season. We're a difficult forum to please.
    if his passes were 5 yards
    he was very average yesterday. which is understandable

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    Thought him and Romeu provided a solid base. Doesn't take long to see the potential of a player. They may be 'loose' but their positioning and runs gives you insight in to their mindset straight away. We need to give them both games together, which will allow our attackers to play with more freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    if his passes were 5 yards
    he was very average yesterday. which is understandable
    He really wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Give it to Ron View Post
    He really wasn't.

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    what did he do that was stand out then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    what did he do that was stand out then?
    he played the incisive 15yrd direct pass past 4 west ham players to davis who then got fouled for the pen

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    Solid game, timing of tackles was very good, good distribution and looking to pass forward as well as carry the ball into the space in front.
    Presumably only got 65 minutes due to a lack of match fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Red View Post
    Solid game, timing of tackles was very good, good distribution and looking to pass forward as well as carry the ball into the space in front.
    Presumably only got 65 minutes due to a lack of match fitness.
    That and the massive gash from that shocking Noble tackle.

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    Interesting that Lemina was actually deeper than Romeu most of the time. I had thought it would be the other way around but it did allow us to make use of Romeu's forward passing which was excellent.

    Lemina looked powerful and competitive which is what we were lacking. On the ball he reminded me a bit of Wanyama, you just want him to keep it simple rather than try 40 yard passes.

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    How did he do yesterday guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    How did he do yesterday guys?
    Our best player until he got subbed imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    How did he do yesterday guys?
    Played well I thought. Obviously, he's not quite up to the fitness levels we want him to be at, but he looks like he'll be good for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    How did he do yesterday guys?
    He was pretty good, he did run out of steam a little though. We switched him and Davis in the 2nd half, so Lemina played part of the attacking 3 and he was quite a presence up there. He is a lot quicker than I thought he was to be honest. It doesn't usually take too long to tell if you have a 'player', he looks like the business to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    He was pretty good, he did run out of steam a little though. We switched him and Davis in the 2nd half, so Lemina played part of the attacking 3 and he was quite a presence up there. He is a lot quicker than I thought he was to be honest. It doesn't usually take too long to tell if you have a 'player', he looks like the business to me.
    Thought he looked good further forward- brings us something different to our other players. Would like to see him start there v Watford.

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    I thought he did ok without pulling up too many trees. Once he's settled in he'll be one of the first names on the team sheet imo


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Interesting that Lemina was actually deeper than Romeu most of the time. I had thought it would be the other way around but it did allow us to make use of Romeu's forward passing which was excellent.

    Lemina looked powerful and competitive which is what we were lacking. On the ball he reminded me a bit of Wanyama, you just want him to keep it simple rather than try 40 yard passes.
    There was a moment yesterday when he picked it up about 15 yards into our half, looked out diagonally to Bertrand and thought about a raking pass before knocking it short. I'm sure he's capable but, like Schneiderlin, picks his moments. I liked that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    He was pretty good, he did run out of steam a little though. We switched him and Davis in the 2nd half, so Lemina played part of the attacking 3 and he was quite a presence up there. He is a lot quicker than I thought he was to be honest. It doesn't usually take too long to tell if you have a 'player', he looks like the business to me.
    This.

    Partnerships need time to develop.

    Stick him and Rom in together going forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenue_Saint View Post
    This.

    Partnerships need time to develop.

    Stick him and Rom in together going forward
    I thought very impressive. Clearly very technically capable in line with our expectations and a worker. Took up some great positions that didn't get a pass. Was sat in block M with Town supporters (that's what happens when you live in Yorkshire) and there was footwork that was sublime and recognised as such by the home supporters, great to see him here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    He was pretty good, he did run out of steam a little though. We switched him and Davis in the 2nd half, so Lemina played part of the attacking 3 and he was quite a presence up there. He is a lot quicker than I thought he was to be honest. It doesn't usually take too long to tell if you have a 'player', he looks like the business to me.
    Lemina was quite impressive. He is the midfielder we have lacked since losing Wanyama and Morgan - and importantly, along with Gabbiadini, Bertrand, Romeu and possibly Hoedt and Boufal represents a bit of quality quality in a squad which is light on in that area.

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    Thought he looked like a poor mans Pogba. Able to play deep, covering behind and at the sides, also not too bad upfront - a physical presence, can put in a tackle and pick out a pass.
    Seems to be an intelligent player and quite nicely fits the missing gap in midfield we had before.
    Hopefully the fact he'll partner Romeu gives Davis more freedom further up the pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc_saint View Post
    If you can drag your eyes up the picture a bit, she does however look like she might have been born a man.

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    She's dog rough if you ask me, weird looking


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    If you can drag your eyes up the picture a bit, she does however look like she might have been born a man.

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    I think the general conscientious is the Mario didn't have the best season but his Youtube video for 2017/18 looks amazing. I personally still have hi hopes for him.


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    I think of all the players who might be sold, he comes pretty close to the top. Played like he didn't want to be here for long stretches. Think he's billy big boots. Hope he knuckles down, though, obvs

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    If we can keep Lemina and Gabbiadini, and actually play them regularly and to their strengths, I think we will have a very good season next season. They were all badly mismanaged by Pellegrino. I'd say the same for Boufal but I think he's already burned his bridges with Hughes.

    Agree though, that even with an average first season behind him, he's still one of the jewels in the squad.

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    He had as many good games as bad, which is actually fairly good for the general levels last season. The frustration comes because he clearly has more quality than most of them.

    As said, it comes down to attitude. I have no doubts Romeu and Hojbjerg really want to play and do well for the club. Lemina I've no idea how committed he is. Still think playing all 3 of them is too negative too, so that's a problem as Romeu and Hojbjerg ended the season strongly.

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    He didn't have the best of luck with injuries either. We gave Boufal that excuse and he was just as poor this season, so hopefully Lemina will remain fit and have a decent season for us, under a decent manager he should do.

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    He's clearly a talented player, but he's a youtube player if I've ever seen one...! Needs to impact himself more when things aren't going too well, there seems to be certain weaknesses in his game that really show through in a struggling side. In reality, with his ability, he should have stood out like a sore thumb last year (and to be fair, he did in a few games).

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    Absolutely world class player. The amount of times in that video where he wins the ball back and players just bounce off of him. Absoulte beast my favourite player Mario

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    Absolutely world class player. The amount of times in that video where he wins the ball back and players just bounce off of him. Absoulte beast my favourite player Mario
    Agree - top player. He's easily had more good games than bad this season. Although he's had a few 'whoops' moments high up the pitch that have cost us, but on the whole I agree with you and I think we'll do well to hold on to him for any length of time. Great player.

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    He is a class act when he wants to be, however his attitude can be questioned. That performance against Chelsea at Wembley is one of the poorest by effort that I've seen anyone have in a Saints shirt, his effort was pathetic.

    However, if we can get him on side and playing well and regularly and he gets a bit more luck with injuries, then we have a brilliant player.

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    I turned to my friend and said "who is that black midfielder? He is so dominant" benthelegend

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    Personally he'd be my 1st name on the sheet, a real general and potentially a big star in the prem. Wasn't his fault he (like all the players) had to labor under a total idiot of a manager last season.

    Now we've got a competent guy at the helm I expect big things from Mario and I don't think he'll disappoint. Just hope the club can keep hold of him.

    A reenergised Romeu + Lemina is a tasty central mid pairing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabrone View Post
    Now we've got a competent guy at the helm I expect big things from Mario and I don't think he'll disappoint.
    Agree. I rather suspect Lemina's 'off form' moments and perceived poor attitude at times was more down to him being hacked off with the manager and his tactics rather than it being his natural disposition. Yes, I know that the players are professionals and should act professionally at all times, but they are also human and playing for a manager who frustrates the hell out of you (if indeed that's what happened) is going to grind you down sooner or later. Lemina strikes me as a Hughes kinda player (and visa versa) so here's hoping we keep him and see a rejuvenated player next season.

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    According to FrenchFootballNews Lemina is in informal discussions with Napoli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett24 View Post
    According to FrenchFootballNews Lemina is in informal discussions with Napoli.
    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com...-mario-lemina/

    Exclusive | Napoli in talks for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina
    Serie A side Napoli are in discussions with agents over the possible signing of Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, according to sources contacted by Get French Football News.

    The 24-year-old moved to the Saints last summer, but was promised a very different project to what the club ended up experiencing: a full-on relegation battle.

    At this stage, formal negotiations are yet to begin between clubs.

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    Bye Mario!

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    Couldn't give a toss if he leaves. Never failed to give us any more than 50%, and was invariably blowing out of his arse after an hour.

    Any chance of resigning Morgan and Vic?

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    Even at half arsed Lemina was better than our other midfield options last season. Be mad to let him leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    Even at half arsed Lemina was better than our other midfield options last season. Be mad to let him leave.
    Totally. He just needs managing correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabrone View Post
    Personally he'd be my 1st name on the sheet, a real general and potentially a big star in the prem. Wasn't his fault he (like all the players) had to labor under a total idiot of a manager last season.

    Now we've got a competent guy at the helm I expect big things from Mario and I don't think he'll disappoint. Just hope the club can keep hold of him.

    A reenergised Romeu + Lemina is a tasty central mid pairing to me.
    Indeed.

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