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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNick View Post
    What a result. Valery getting a good review by the Sky pundit. There cant be a negative re the performance. Well done Saints
    Negative was JWP stopping Cedric putting us 1-0 up from free kick

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    Valery was great I thought.

    Cedric, particularly going forward, hopeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyell View Post
    Gunn's played 4 for Saints, all away from home against PL opponents, and has 3 clean sheets. A late Theo Walcott break away goal is the only time he's been beaten.

    I think he's a really solid keeper in the making. Not spectacular, but does the basics calmly and with a touch of extra quality - a Van Der Saar type.

    Well played, chaps.

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    Also very quick off his line, like having a sweeper. Positioning also miles better


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    Gunn looked quality, so calm. Pleased with all of the players and the pressing was maintained. Hope Cedric injury only minor in case Ralph needs to sell plus Cedric himself.

    Disappointing to be in bottom three but now played Chelsea and City twice, and the club ought to be aiming at not just Burnley but also that group with Newcastle, Cardiff etc. Palace are on a run now but gap only 6 points to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT View Post
    Also very quick off his line, like having a sweeper. Positioning also miles better


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    Guessing he learnt that at City... We will soon "coach" that out of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Marco View Post
    lol st Marco well done , unless that is Les with the glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chez View Post
    I thought he got better as the game went on. He doesn't seem to have much zip, and thus looks casual, but he is physically strong and comfortable on the ball.
    Just not closing down or close enough for my liking. Watch again and crosses from the opposition could be taken at leisure. Very casual imo.

    Plenty of potential I'm sure but needs a coffee before kickoff or something if he's to get close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Guessing he learnt that at City... We will soon "coach" that out of him
    Heh Heh. Couple of sessions with Kelvin...


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    If Moss gave that penalty, I think we should have just given up on football. It was more soft than JwP non-penalty the other day
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNick View Post
    lol st Marco well done , unless that is Les with the glasses
    That's our owner isn't it I thought?

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    4 PTs better off than anyone would have predicted from the Xmas run and with good signs. Tiredness going forward clearly a massive issue over the last few games but we scraped something today which is a massive achievement. Hopefully the positional issues get sorted, a RB and ideally a replacement for Hoedt minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Someones triggered lol
    I got a cheeky bet on this. 10/2 at Chepstow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    Just not closing down or close enough for my liking. Watch again and crosses from the opposition could be taken at leisure. Very casual imo.

    Plenty of potential I'm sure but needs a coffee before kickoff or something if he's to get close enough.
    No offence, but I think that's ********. He did really well tonight, up against one of the best 3 players in the league.

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    Excellent team performance. A very well earned point and we could have snatched all 3 with a bit of luck. Chelsea had to revert to nasty and cheating tactics in an attempt to win the match.

    Absolutely every player did their bit today; not a single poor performance. However, the standout ones were Yoshida, Vestergard, Gunn, and Armstrong (especially 2nd half). I also thought Valery had a very good first half.

    MoM - Maya Yoshida

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    If Moss gave that pentaprism, I think we should have just given up on football. It was more soft than JwP non-penalty the other day
    Look at you with your big words

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyell View Post
    Gunn's played 4 for Saints, all away from home against PL opponents, and has 3 clean sheets. A late Theo Walcott break away goal is the only time he's been beaten.

    I think he's a really solid keeper in the making. Not spectacular, but does the basics calmly and with a touch of extra quality - a Van Der Saar type.

    Well played, chaps.

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    To be fair, he atoned by saving Theo's penalty that night though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    Valery struggled. Not close enough, too easy to get past. Occasional tackle but not committed enough or sharp enough.
    Sky disagreed saying how well he played hazard and will be one of the shining lights for our future

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    The one negative I would take, and obviously understandable why, is that we were somewhat toothless in attack.

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    Apart from a great point for us ,you can add the sick feeling all the other teams around us will have as they would be expecting us to finish on nil point for us tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Another dull defensive goalless performance, thought this all ended when Eric Black/Puel/Pellegrino/Les Reed left
    At least with Hughes we got goals ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    I got a cheeky bet on this. 10/2 at Chepstow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    Valery struggled. Not close enough, too easy to get past. Occasional tackle but not committed enough or sharp enough.
    Nonsense, he did well. Ex pro analyst mentioned how well he did on Sky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by St Marco View Post
    That's our owner isn't it I thought?
    Can't tell if you're joking or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    Nonsense, he did well. Ex pro analyst mentioned how well he did on Sky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    Nonsense, he did well. Ex pro analyst mentioned how well he did on Sky.


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    Yeah it must be right as it wasn't by a bird....lol

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    Was Ings injured?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexy View Post
    Can't tell if you're joking or not
    Watch out lefty about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    The one negative I would take, and obviously understandable why, is that we were somewhat toothless in attack.
    We had to sacrifice attacking threat for defensive organisation I thought. If we had tried to commit more players forward in attack we would have got mauled by Hazard & co. Worth the trade off IMO.

    If we had pacier wide men and a midfield who could pass better, it might have been different.

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    Excellent gritty defensive display.
    Yoshida easily MOTM but Vestergaard, Bednarek and Valery also very solid and an impressive PL debut from Gunn. Cedric was appalling though, he needs replacing.
    Very good point, just a shame Burnley won.

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    Decent result, good team performance. If we can take (unexpected) points here and there away and win some of our home games, we can secure our status.
    Wished we could have played positive but we must be realistic. Defensive unit was strong and Yoshida, as the spare man, moping away anything dangerous was important tonight.
    Young Valery is a little limited but can only get better. Armstrong and Romeu were again busy and industrious - Redmond, Cedric and JWP average but didn't do too much wrong.
    Not too sure why Ings was replaced at half time but I hope that keeps him fresh for our home game.
    Pretty useful our goalie... good competition... COYS

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    Brilliant performance, 3 CB's all outstanding, that tackle from Yoshi at the end was majestic. JWP did really well up against Kante I thought, Romeu also good (albeit occasionally ponderous on the ball). Never had a problem with McCarthy, in fact a big fan, but Gunn looked very good tonight - always on the front foot and positionally brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexy View Post
    We had to sacrifice attacking threat for defensive organisation I thought. If we had tried to commit more players forward in attack we would have got mauled by Hazard & co. Worth the trade off IMO.

    If we had pacier wide men and a midfield who could pass better, it might have been different.
    Absolutely. But I am still hankering after the Koeman team where we hit all teams, big or small. Chelsea 1-3 Saints. #livinginthepast

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    Now with a good gap before next PL game it gives Ralph chance to work on his style of play properly with the squad. Not bothered about the cup, we need time on training pitch more than distraction of cup

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    Saints

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    Absolutely. But I am still hankering after the Koeman team where we hit all teams, big or small. Chelsea 1-3 Saints. #livinginthepast
    Should we stay up and Ralph get a full preseason I could see us kicking on and being able to be on the front foot more in games.

    All in all a solid display. A little more precision in our forward movements and we could have taken three points.

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    Great performance. There were 10/10 performances from Yoshida and Gunn but the whole team played well together and have clearly been very well drilled by Ralph in training.

    Yoshida has played in our 3 best performances under Ralph: the wins v Arsenal and Huddersfield and the draw tonight. We miss him badly when he doesn't play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Saint View Post
    Great performance. There were 10/10 performances from Yoshida and Gunn but the whole team played well together and have clearly been very well drilled by Ralph in training.

    Yoshida has played in our 3 best performances under Ralph: the wins v Arsenal and Huddersfield and the draw tonight. We miss him badly when he doesn't play.
    well he goes away for the Asia Cup now doesn’t he ?

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    Anyone questioning Valery tonight didn’t watch the game. Had Alonso and Hazard up against him all game and limited them to very little. JWP and Yoshida impressive too.

    Gunn will now become our number one. The difference was noticeable and have been calling for him to have a chance for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    Was Ings injured?
    Not sure he has ever been 100% fit tbh which is a bit of a worry.
    But great result tonight and quite unexpected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBS1980 View Post
    Now with a good gap before next PL game it gives Ralph chance to work on his style of play properly with the squad. Not bothered about the cup, we need time on training pitch more than distraction of cup
    I think with Ralph we’ll be fine in the league, so i’d Love an fa cup run.

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    Surely that business at the end has to be either a dive or a foul. We all know which one it was but surely, with the touch on the back, you have to give either a penalty or a yellow card for simulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suhari View Post
    Good performance that. Really good.Organised, professional, hard working.Very encouraging.
    This. Well deserved. Hasenhutl will have learned more about his squad too...Yoshida class, Redmond has class needs polishing, Gunn better than McCarthy, Vestergard can play well when paired with a fast CB partner, Romeu solid, Bednarak capable will improve - Valery needs more bite / confidence, Cedric...hmm, has fight but too easily beaten for high balls and no end cross / shot 'up or out...Long - we need more than a willing runner...Austin, has guts and attitude, possible impact sub when we need to play hoof ball into the area, otherwise not PL....JWP just not adding enough (criminal waste of our best dead ball chance - shouldn't happen at this level)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 View Post
    Excellent gritty defensive display.
    Yoshida easily MOTM but Vestergaard, Bednarek and Valery also very solid and an impressive PL debut from Gunn. Cedric was appalling though, he needs replacing.
    Very good point, just a shame Burnley won.
    What a point! Despite Ralphs influence I did not expect that

    Burnley's win more an indication of how poor Huddersfield are. Cant see them staying up now and still think Cardiff will drop back in. Who will fill the last place? Palace on a run and Burnley getting results, could it be Fulham or Newcastle? January will be an interesting window

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    Just not closing down or close enough for my liking. Watch again and crosses from the opposition could be taken at leisure. Very casual imo.

    Plenty of potential I'm sure but needs a coffee before kickoff or something if he's to get close enough.
    yeah I'm with you, his laid back approach unnerves me, but at the same time, get too tight and Hazard skips past you.

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    All very admirable....but in the bottom 3 and 2 points from safety.
    Here’s hoping for a good return from the forthcoming games.
    And the possibility of some good business in January might just help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Surely that business at the end has to be either a dive or a foul. We all know which one it was but surely, with the touch on the back, you have to give either a penalty or a yellow card for simulation?
    Less of a pen than ours vs city

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancouver Saint View Post
    This. Well deserved. Hasenhutl will have learned more about his squad too...Yoshida class, Redmond has class needs polishing, Gunn better than McCarthy, Vestergard can play well when paired with a fast CB partner, Romeu solid, Bednarak capable will improve - Valery needs more bite / confidence, Cedric...hmm, has fight but too easily beaten for high balls and no end cross / shot 'up or out...Long - we need more than a willing runner...Austin, has guts and attitude, possible impact sub when we need to play hoof ball into the area, otherwise not PL....JWP just not adding enough (criminal waste of our best dead ball chance - shouldn't happen at this level)
    that free kick in which the wall was only 5 yards away as JWP's foot hit the ball with the ref giving them clear signs he seen the Chelsea wall over the line before the free kick was taken ( With Vest being very animated while clearing indicating to the ref who waved it off )........ is it not a yellow card offense for not being 10 yards and a retake of the free kick?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    All very admirable....but in the bottom 3 and 2 points from safety.
    Here’s hoping for a good return from the forthcoming games.
    And the possibility of some good business in January might just help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    Nonsense, he did well. Ex pro analyst mentioned how well he did on Sky.


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    What would an ex Pro know about football..........you must know the drill on here: if they come out of the Academy they are a steaming pile of crud, and we should have squirted a heap of dosh on a some bloke most have never heard of that "Man U were interested in" = their scout left before Half Time having run a pencil through his name.

    I thought he did well too, didnt seem fazed by Hazard and his immense ability to make far more experienced players look stupid. Some wag on here mithered about his Cedric'esk cross high across the box but the damn thing went out for a corner to us.

    Rome wasn't built in a day but given the frequency of games and the disappointments of WH and City, I thought we looked tight, disciplined, and well drilled. Get Derby out of the way and we have a clear week to work on stuff and get climbing out of the mire.

    Gunn was good, Maya too, I thought Jan was pretty damn good too, shame he was carded after being exposed through faffing about by Vestergaard. We really do need some power up front, Shane Long is like a broken teacup that has been glued together but with one or two bits missing so the ball just leaks through him just like Tea would if poured into the cup. Charlie Austin needs it on a plate, and Ings ain't getting any change out of the game if he ain't getting any viable service of assistance. Hopefully Obafemi mends soon and Gallagher gets to take the chance when it comes.
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    Ralph on SSN: "I think we made the right decision to change so many players on Sunday against Man City"

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