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    Cresswell is such a good FB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egg View Post
    We're poor tonight. Wing backs are a weakness, Armstrong everywhere apart from where he should be, ponderous and look jaded.
    Couple of hard fought wins and intense training taking their toll a bit? Certainly don’t look as fresh as West Ham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Romeu has been awful. Given the ball away too often and I'm sick of watching him slowly jog back and then walk around in front of the penalty area. He looks shattered already.

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    He hasn't. Really hasn't. But we miss Intensity all over the park. Perhaps we,iss Hoj. But defence gives it away too much. Lemina losing it in key positions. targett just too weak. At the moment would definitely take a point.


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    all pretence of our pressing game gone now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    Targett and Valery really aren't Cedric and Bertrand.
    I think Valery has been poor to be fair

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    None of our players having their best game tonight, but credit to WHam for playing a good game. They seem more of a unit than us.

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    Jeeze don't look at the races at all tonight West ham dominating possession chances & corners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT View Post
    He hasn't. Really hasn't. But we miss Intensity all over the park. Perhaps we,iss Hoj. But defence gives it away too much. Lemina losing it in key positions. targett just too weak. At the moment would definitely take a point.


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    He really has. Watch back the clips of those break aways from West ham, romeu is pathetically trotting back - including once after running straight into a West ham player to give the ball away himself.

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    Redmond seems to be the only one still buying into the pressing.

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    Ralph looks like he's ready to strangle someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpsaint View Post
    Couple of hard fought wins and intense training taking their toll a bit? Certainly donít look as fresh as West Ham
    I thought this. They look off the pace. Terrible atmosphere


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    They are doing well to nullify us and attack wide, without troubling McCarthy too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Redmond seems to be the only one still buying into the pressing.
    And Ings

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    We've been so poor. Missing PEH's energy in midfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    He really has. Watch back the clips of those break aways from West ham, romeu is pathetically trotting back - including once after running straight into a West ham player to give the ball away himself.

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    About 10 minutes ago he sprinted to the near post and blocked their attack, then took it out of the box and made a break. Definitely not all bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    He really has. Watch back the clips of those break aways from West ham, romeu is pathetically trotting back - including once after running straight into a West ham player to give the ball away himself.

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    He's been linking up play well. Lots of short astute passes and linking the defence


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    West Ham have been very good so far, Declan Rice looks class. We simply are a bit slow in attack tonight.

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    Saints off the pace in this one. Final pass not really good enough. WHU look a strong side. You just know that Snodgrass will score.

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    HT 0-0.

    Doing well to keep it to that. Hammers looking good, we're looking tired.

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    Lemina has been dreadful and Romeu not much better ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    Targett and Valery really aren't Cedric and Bertrand.
    Yep. Targett 60% of the player Bertrand is.

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    Default Saints vs West Ham--Match Thread

    Letís be fair to West Ham, they have defended excellently.

    Got numbers back quickly, made us play it sideways and backwards. Look at our throws, they are going backwards.

    They are getting the better of our wingbacks and getting into good positions

    Rice is class

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    We look really shattered.

    I really wish Ings wouldn't fall over so easy. Every time the ball goes towards him he just falls over and takes an age to get up again.

    Don't think we have played that bad at all. Can see the structure and ideas there. Been a bit unlucky with some balls taking slight deflections and not going where we intended them to go.

    Be interesting to see the stats for how far Targett and Redmond have ran as they seem to be up and down the pitch constantly.

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    Happy to get to HT level. We've been very much second best, but they've only had one real goalscoring opportunity. As opposed to previous managers, I have faith that Ralph will do what's needed to change the game.

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    So much for a 'poor' West Ham line-up.

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    Only one winner here unless something changes big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT View Post
    He's been linking up play well. Lots of short astute passes and linking the defence


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    Yep, I think you can both be right in this case. Overall I think Romeu has been good but there have definitely been a couple of instances - including the Perez chance - where he has to work harder to get back into the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Let’s be fair to West Ham, they have defended excellently.

    Got numbers back quickly, made us play it sideways and backwards. Look at our throws, they are going backwards.

    They are getting the better of our wingbacks and getting into good positions

    Rice is class
    Second that, the lad Rice will be at a top 4 club by the end of the year ...

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    Definitely second best so far, and probably lucky to still be level. Then again we haven't had a lot of luck for ages.

    Expecting to run rampant over them is probably asking a bit much, but no reason we can't still nick a result and move on.

    Let's just not concede is all I ask for.

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    Type of game under Hughes we would be 0-2 already.

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    Hanging on, really. We're desperately limited in possession - no quality, pace, incisive passing.

    Lemina's having one of his off days. Rice is absolutely dominating the midfield on his own.

    Not sure what we've got that can turn things around - seems like only a matter of time before West Ham make their superiority count.

    Hoping Ralph has got a cracking team talk up his sleeve.

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    WH 58% possession and the better team in first half. Can only see one winner, them.

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    Wait till Carroll comes on ffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettIvo View Post
    Definitely second best so far, and probably lucky to still be level. Then again we haven't had a lot of luck for ages.

    Expecting to run rampant over them is probably asking a bit much, but no reason we can't still nick a result and move on.

    Let's just not concede is all I ask for.
    A clean sheet tonight would be a good result.
    Now, if we can just steal a goal...

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    Glad HT has come. Vestergard looking more composed. Lemina getting more forward than usual. Targett doing as many good things as bad. Romeu risky as ever but doing a job.
    Trying hard but not gelling yet. Manager will correct for the second half
    Thought the ref missed a couple of fouls.

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    Wonder whether West Ham have made a plan for Redmond after his recent good form and seemingly being the key to our attacking play. He hasn't done much today, and they've been straight into him most of the times he's got it. Neither he nor Ings are having much of a sniff.

    Targett and Valery worry me. I think Targett can be good, but lacks pace and is prone to errors. Valery just looks a bit weak all round. Lemina lost it at the end to allow West Ham to break but Valery should have given the ball to Romeu earlier and instead gives it to Lemina when he's got nowhere to go.

    Although West Ham have had more of the ball I don't think it has been one way traffic. It's been end to end a fair bit, the difference is we seem to lose it quicker than they do.

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    Let's just hope we can reboot this game.

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    Our full backs are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Benali View Post
    Type of game under Hughes we would be 0-2 already.
    I agree; which shows how far we've come already.
    We've finally got a bit of grit.

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    Need some fresh legs this half that's for sure! We look beyond knackered

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyell View Post
    Hanging on, really. We're desperately limited in possession - no quality, pace, incisive passing.

    Lemina's having one of his off days. Rice is absolutely dominating the midfield on his own.

    Not sure what we've got that can turn things around - seems like only a matter of time before West Ham make their superiority count.

    Hoping Ralph has got a cracking team talk up his sleeve.

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    I really wouldn't say we were "hanging on". Second best perhaps but not exactly desperate.

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    Not too optimistic unless we can get some red bull into them


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    We're losing it high up, and with lots of players pressing. Most are struggling to recover, but Lamina has put in some lung busting runs to get back goal side. We're gonna get done like this though, caught on the break.

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    Think I might be watching a different game to you lot, or maybe it's different for you on Tv

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    I donít get why people think we look knackered. You can see what heís doing, get us to play a solid defensive shape, the problem is Targett and Valery are no good going forward to give us the width we need and Redmond and Ings are getting no change from a very physical and quick back 4 who arenít being stretched by attacking full backs. We look solid but we donít have the pace or width going forward for the reasons stated above.

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    Well we may not be at our best, but it's an enjoyable game nonetheless. Two teams going for it, just as football should be. I'll be surprised if it finishes 0-0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    Think I might be watching a different game to you lot, or maybe it's different for you on Tv
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintsmike25 View Post
    West Ham have been very good so far, Declan Rice looks class. We simply are a bit slow in attack tonight.
    Rice does look good.

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    Need to impose ourselves more across the middle somehow. Romeu and Lemina struggling to keep up with West Ham at times and not getting much help from the full backs.

    Wonder if Ralph may consider taking off a CB and putting extra Midfielder on?

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    We seem too anxious going forward. Suppose it's part of attacking quickly, but we're making mistakes in midfield.

    Lacking Hojbjerg.

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