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    Ok VVD is the better player but for me much rather be cheering Yoshida in the team. Hes done nothing wrong and his attitude is always spot on so feel bit sorry for him. We are cr ap at the mo but would rather see him in the team than that mercenary bastard. At least he would give a sh1t. Never thought Id be ever saying that.

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    The big difference is VVD is good enough to be a mercenary bastard.

    If Yoshida was in demand from the big 6 or 7 or Europes elite he would be wiggling for a move too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Ok VVD is the better player but for me much rather be cheering Yoshida in the team. He’s done nothing wrong and his attitude is always spot on so feel bit sorry for him. We are cr ap at the mo but would rather see him in the team than that mercenary bastard. At least he would give a sh1t. Never thought I’d be ever saying that.
    VVD is probably the second best player in the squad unfortunately he looks like he is just going through the motions right now as our Nige used to say

    “Hard Work Beats Talent, When Talent Doesn’t Work*Hard”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    The big difference is VVD is good enough to be a mercenary bastard.

    If Yoshida was in demand from the big 6 or 7 or Europes elite he would be wiggling for a move too.
    Don't think he would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Ok VVD is the better player but for me much rather be cheering Yoshida in the team. He’s done nothing wrong and his attitude is always spot on so feel bit sorry for him. We are cr ap at the mo but would rather see him in the team than that mercenary bastard. At least he would give a sh1t. Never thought I’d be ever saying that.
    agreed , pick the players with the best attitude, not underperforming prima donnas

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    Vote for Yoshida over VVD. Sad that the least loyal player has taken the place of the most loyal. Such a good defender and has been at his best lately, since getting a solid run of games, committed, strong, sensible.

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    Also has more goals than Long & Redmond

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    More Goals from less games...... Maybe we should have a "Long or Yoshida" thread?

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    I think there's a huge amount to be said for attitude and team spirit over pure quality, You can have a lot of talent but the wrong mentality and it all goes to ****. Look at Chelsea under Mourinho, Everton now etc.

    VVD is one of the best CBs around but he's not playing well. Bertrand one of the best LBs, but he's not playing well. I hope people remember this rather than getting angry about no ambition next time we sell.

    I'd rather have Targett and Yoshida or Stephens in the team now. Same way I'd rather ditch Tadic and Redmond. We'd have a lower quality 11 on paper, but I bet performances would improve a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren2 View Post
    More Goals from less games...... Maybe we should have a "Long or Yoshida" thread?
    Playing him up front is not as daft as it sounds, given Saints' current malaise; he is big, quick, defensive and knows where the goal is. He also has a hammer of a dead-ball delivery. I'd be inclined to stick van Dijk up front though, he might even cheer up a bit...

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    Regardless of whom you would prefer to be clapping, I have been told by a current player I bumped into a couple of weeks back that VVD is first choice, period. This is because the club are looking to sell him and he needs to be in the shop window. Hoedt and Yoshida to be rotated for the second position. Assuming all are fit that would suggest it will be Yoshida and VVD to face Everton in the next game as Hoedt played against Liverpool, Yoshida against Burnley and Hoedt against Brighton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crouchie's Lawyer View Post
    Regardless of whom you would prefer to be clapping, I have been told by a current player I bumped into a couple of weeks back that VVD is first choice, period. This is because the club are looking to sell him and he needs to be in the shop window. Hoedt and Yoshida to be rotated for the second position. Assuming all are fit that would suggest it will be Yoshida and VVD to face Everton in the next game as Hoedt played against Liverpool, Yoshida against Burnley and Hoedt against Brighton.
    And there is the issue currently with the club ......selection should be the managers call NOT a directive from above period

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    As if VVD needs a shop window, or current performances are helping.

    He could not play until January and there'd still be a fight for his signature.

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    If more of our players had displayed Yoshida's passion, loyalty and commitment and less of the self-absorbed attitude of the prime donnas then Saints would be in a far better place right now.

    I could find it easier to accept VVD being in the team and Yoshida on the bench if the latter had been playing poorly, but, as others have already said, the regular run of games have shown him to be a very solid performer.

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