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    Everyone else was wrong, and I was right. As usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danbert View Post
    Flashes of ability my arse. He hasn't done one single impressive thing since he's joined - nothing, not a turn, not a flick, not a shot. Nothing. He is so clearly way below the required standard. Sometimes we've signed players who've flattered to deceive, but he doesn't even do that. He's a complete waste of space. I can't believe we signed a player for so much money who has nothing whatsoever going for him.
    Didn't he do a half decent cross for a goal against Derby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Didn't he do a half decent cross for a goal against Derby?
    I would put in a few half decent crosses if I was playing TBF.

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    He has been terrible but I'm willing to give him till the end of next season to prove us wrong.

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    To class the £16m signing of a 24-year-old who had only ever played in Norway and Switzerland as a gamble is putting it lightly. Mohamed Elyounoussi had Champions League experience with Basel and plenty of international caps with Norway but it is not particularly surprising that he has struggled to step up. The winger has shown flashes of his ability but no end product in a Saints jersey, without a single goal or assist to his name in 12 league appearances, and he has played just 93 minutes in the league under new manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.

    Fair assessment from the Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/football...flopped-season) .

    Maybe a preseason under Hasenhüttl will see if he has a future at Saints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctoroncall View Post
    To class the £16m signing of a 24-year-old who had only ever played in Norway and Switzerland as a gamble is putting it lightly. Mohamed Elyounoussi had Champions League experience with Basel and plenty of international caps with Norway but it is not particularly surprising that he has struggled to step up. The winger has shown flashes of his ability but no end product in a Saints jersey, without a single goal or assist to his name in 12 league appearances, and he has played just 93 minutes in the league under new manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.

    Fair assessment from the Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/football...flopped-season) .

    Maybe a preseason under Hasenhüttl will see if he has a future at Saints.
    Has he shown flashes of ability? I haven't seen it.

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    Shocking player and by far the worst signing over the past couple of windows for me. I've not seen one sign of promise, or positive attribute. He looks slow, shows no skill, no movement or anything a decent player should.

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    Frustrating as he has talent, but he's not quick, and his decision making is not great. I'm willing to give him a chance, but he's been absolutely terrible so far. Remember thinking he played pretty well at Palace away, but had a couple of beers by then...

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    Its surprising as he looked decent enough for Basel in games against Man City etc. I was genuinely excited when we signed him but he's been garbage so far.

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    What are the chances he'll play tonight and be MotM??

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    What are the chances he'll play tonight and be MotM??
    Zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    What are the chances he'll play tonight and be MotM??
    Wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't even make the 18.

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    All I would say about Moi is that Ralph has shown no hesitancy to freeze out and move on players he doesn’t rate, yet Moi is still playing a (very small) part. I like many others, am not entirely sure why, but it says something to me that he’s still getting some opportunity to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintwbu View Post
    All I would say about Moi is that Ralph has shown no hesitancy to freeze out and move on players he doesn’t rate, yet Moi is still playing a (very small) part. I like many others, am not entirely sure why, but it says something to me that he’s still getting some opportunity to play.
    Very true. I don't think he's "Hoedt'd" him in public at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintwbu View Post
    All I would say about Moi is that Ralph has shown no hesitancy to freeze out and move on players he doesn’t rate, yet Moi is still playing a (very small) part. I like many others, am not entirely sure why, but it says something to me that he’s still getting some opportunity to play.
    And now he's bringing in his mate at RB, so looks like Moi stays for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    Has he shown flashes of ability? I haven't seen it.
    It’s been followed up by some terrible play (mainly bad decision making of what to do with the ball).

    I know certain players need longer to adapt to the fast pace league and the manager’s tactical system, so I hoping it is that and we start to see some progression towards the end of the season. Otherwise another player bought that has stopped a home grown player having a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Frustrating as he has talent, but he's not quick, and his decision making is not great. I'm willing to give him a chance, but he's been absolutely terrible so far. Remember thinking he played pretty well at Palace away, but had a couple of beers by then...
    So why don't they give him a couple of beers before every game?

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    Used as the second substitution last night. Didn’t get much of the ball, but still Ralph saw him as an answer with a fair amount of time left in the game.

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    I think the main thing to remember is he is definitely not deadwood like that Portuguese full back we shipped out to a footballing backwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I think the main thing to remember is he is definitely not deadwood like that Portuguese full back we shipped out to a footballing backwater.
    Cedric is championship standard and Inter only picked him up for sh1ts n giggles

    Moi is class and an improvement on Tadic. Don't write him off like you did Mane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Cedric is championship standard and Inter only picked him up for sh1ts n giggles

    Moi is class and an improvement on Tadic. Don't write him off like you did Mane.
    You're a strange cove, Glasgow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austsaint View Post
    You're a strange cove, Glasgow.
    I think the word is sad, not strange.


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    Quite how he got on the pitch and not Shane Long is really odd....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanimal View Post
    Quite how he got on the pitch and not Shane Long is really odd....

    It’s bleak times when your options off the bench to get something from a game is Moi or Long

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanimal View Post
    Quite how he got on the pitch and not Shane Long is really odd....
    Odd how he gets in the team ahead of Josh Sims! That's the weird thing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanimal View Post
    Quite how he got on the pitch and not Shane Long is really odd....
    Longs only real talent is running around in spaces. Palace were sitting deep and there were no spaces, therefore a tidy technical player was the correct choice.

    Yes I am aware it’s Moi we’re talking about and that we are essentially comparing a kick in the nads to a paper cut on your todger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Odd how he gets in the team ahead of Josh Sims! That's the weird thing for me.
    Its probably as Sims is an overrated one trick pony that relies on pace and with a Palace team content to sit as deep as possible it renders his one dimension toothless

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    He is absolutely dreadful.

    Does nothing on the ball and today gave away the needless free kick that lead to their winner.

    For me a worse signing than Carillo, possibly the worst of the Reed era.

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    How much did we spend on him and Gunn combined? Coulda probably got a decent CB for that....

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    Didn't notice him.

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    He is so terrifyingly laughably bad.

    I genuinely feel empathy for him, unlike Hoedt

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    It just isn't working for him here. A shame, because on paper he seemed a decent signing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    He is absolutely dreadful.

    Does nothing on the ball and today gave away the needless free kick that lead to their winner.

    For me a worse signing than Carillo, possibly the worst of the Reed era.
    We can all see this, why can't the manager? How oh how does he even make the squad?????

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    The footballing equivalent of nipples on a man

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefoggy View Post
    We can all see this, why can't the manager? How oh how does he even make the squad?????
    Havent you noticed the squad has been trimmed to the bare bones. One or two injuries and he’s bound to be on the bench. Goes for a fair few for the rest of the season - no matter how bad they will be back next week cos there is no ****er else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    How much did we spend on him and Gunn combined? Coulda probably got a decent CB for that....
    Bizarre including Gunn in this, as he's probably sat there wondering why the hell McCarthy is playing ahead of him when he's been far superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Bizarre including Gunn in this, as he's probably sat there wondering why the hell McCarthy is playing ahead of him when he's been far superior.
    It really isn't bizarre. What is bizarre is us spending that money on someone that is deemed second choice. Massive waste of money as things stand.

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    What makes it funnier, we have been tracking him for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    He is absolutely dreadful.
    For me a worse signing than Carillo, possibly the worst of the Reed era.
    That’s some accolade in fairness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    It really isn't bizarre. What is bizarre is us spending that money on someone that is deemed second choice. Massive waste of money as things stand.
    I agree. Gunn may well turn out to be decent but offer me a choice between our current situation and a £13m striker with Forster on the bench...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smirking_Saint View Post
    Its probably as Sims is an overrated one trick pony that relies on pace and with a Palace team content to sit as deep as possible it renders his one dimension toothless
    Maybe so, but a one trick pony is still better than a no trick donkey.

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    Maybe we can return and claim damaged goods or something? He is so not suited to this league, in fact he's seemingly not suited to playing football of any standard.

  43. Default “I’ll turn this around” – Player determined to stay at Saints, despite lack of games

    Mohamed Elyounoussi left FC Basel and made a switch to Southampton last summer.

    Since moving to the Premier League, the forward made six starts in the league under the guidance of Mark Hughes and then saw a new manager appointed.

    The South Coast club parted ways with the former Manchester City manager in December and Ralph Hasenhüttl was appointed as his successor. Under the guidance of the new manager, the Norway international has made only one start in the league.

    Elyounoussi is yet to score or register an assist, despite being deployed in more advanced positions.

    Adresseavisen have gathered comments made by the 24-year-old regarding his current situation, while asking if he considered leaving the club in the winter market.

    “I choose to look at this as a challenge. At some point I had to get a drop. I’ve never been injured earlier in my career, in Southampton I have experienced several injuries,” Elyounoussi said.

    “But I have to try to find positive things every day, thinking that I can grow on the adversity, and fight my way back into the team. I’m quite honest when I say it’s like that.”

    When asked if Southampton had given the Norwegian any explanation regarding his current situation at the club, he said: “They see that I have skills and am important player for the club. But I need more time to develop and take the physical level required in the Premier League.”

    Elyounoussi has categorically confirmed that he will not leave the club in the summer.

    “It’s not a topic for me at all. I’ll stand here, I’ll show what I can do, I’ll turn this around,” the attacker concluded.
    Source: http://sportwitness.co.uk/southampto...t-change-club/

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    Good attitude. Let’s hope he does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    Good attitude. Let’s hope he does it.
    Definitely a good attitude.

    The problem is he has barely even shown a glimpse to suggest he has what it takes to succeed in the PL.

    But lets see...

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    Good lad, and on that basis best of luck to him. Ralph has clearly seen something in him to not ship him out yet and that is good enough for me.

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    Being a cynical old Hector, somewhere in the detritus wafting around the place when he signed, pretty certain I saw that he mentioned the move to Saints would set him up for life..............the boy ain't going to be on his toes in a hurry during the course of his contract, unless its for a pay rise elsewhere.
    There is obviously a player in there somewhere lets hope the desire to play football is stronger than an easy wedge in his pocket!

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    Problem with him is he doesn't seem to have any awareness, holds on to the ball to long.. doesn't seem to realise when he has a man on him, try's to run through players when he hasn't got the pace to do it..maybe he's used to playing weak opposition where he can get away with it but none of his play is working here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpin4rizeal View Post
    Problem with him is he doesn't seem to have any awareness, holds on to the ball to long.. doesn't seem to realise when he has a man on him, try's to run through players when he hasn't got the pace to do it..maybe he's used to playing weak opposition where he can get away with it but none of his play is working here.
    Boufal's problem too. Maybe a summer of Ralph drilling it into him to release the ball quicker will pay dividends. There must be drills (one two touch) to reinforce this. Mind you, he strikes me as a stubborn player that thinks he knows it all. Same with Boufal, same with Hoedt. These players are virtually untrainable, egos too big, don't want to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSaint View Post
    Boufal's problem too. Maybe a summer of Ralph drilling it into him to release the ball quicker will pay dividends. There must be drills (one two touch) to reinforce this. Mind you, he strikes me as a stubborn player that thinks he knows it all. Same with Boufal, same with Hoedt. These players are virtually untrainable, egos too big, don't want to learn.
    I get the impression with Mo that he's aware he's not cutting it on the pitch and I didn't with Hoedt. That's the only tangible grounds for optimism I can hold on to. Maybe he'll spend a summer like Redmond and come back improved and stronger; we can but hope.

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