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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    Armstrong.

    He gives us something that we had been missing in midfield.
    Absolutely this. Mobility and energy


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    Can someone clever post our goals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALWAYS_SFC View Post
    Are we 13th ?
    No.

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    What a great week. Big pat on the back to Ralph for sticking with a 4-4-2. Redmond, Armstrong and Stephens outstanding. So good to see Che Adams making a good contribution...he and Obafemi are the future for Saints, not Shane Long.

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    [QUOTE=Batman;2786970]excellent performance. All get 10/10 from me.
    two awesome goals, a clean sheet and a thoroughly deserved victory (again).
    JwP and Armstrong were superly superb

    the commentators annoyed me a lot. Made out that we parked the bus etc..we didn't, just defended well.

    Actually on Final Score Saints were praised for not parking the bus, and that their possession play led to Redmond's brilliantly taken goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    No.
    Checked and edited to 14th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Saint View Post
    This totally makes up for Christmas with the in-laws!!!
    Now let's not go too far!

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    Happy for Obefemi, thought Adams looked promising. Would rather either over Long.
    Finally a result to be proud of. Team played well. Armstrong showed what we miss and wish Prowse was capable of. Another nothing game for Prowse. Redmond's poor decision making was saved after Armstrong did all the hard work and gifted it to him. Defence was solid other than Cedric belting it up field and losing possession constantly.

    Chelsea couldn't get it together but felt we deserved it. Could have had more if Redmond was smarter. Good confidence booster for us.

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    Wow! I didn’t expect that. I was wrong with the Villa result and massively wrong today!
    I’m eating a huge slice of humble pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Saint View Post
    Can someone clever post our goals?
    https://www.skysports.com/football/c...s-soton/408163

    Says its free.

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    Think the Chelsea CB assisted the Redmond goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatlesaint View Post
    Watched that on Prime and I didnít get nervous once.

    They were superb today, every single one of them (bar Adams) - best I have seen for months.
    Very pleased for Obafemi, I still think heís got something about him if he stays fit.
    Adams was superb

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    Ralph says it was best performance since his arrival. Correct!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushey Saint View Post
    Now let's not go too far!
    I've done it 19 years in a row. It's getting a little bit easier.

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    Hope this doesn't convince Gao to keep his cheque book away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Think the Chelsea CB assisted the Redmond goal.
    Kante wasn’t it? A shame that it takes the edge off a brilliantly worked team goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenridge View Post
    Kante wasn’t it? A shame that it takes the edge off a brilliantly worked team goal.
    It doesn't

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    Was a bit surprised Armstrong didn't get MOTM, but JWP worked very hard too.

    Defensive shape looked good today. We hoofed well when appropriate, but on occasions the linking of Armstrong ,JWP, Redmond and Bertrand going forward was a real threat. Great goal by Obafemi and Hojbjerg's critics need to look at the assist.

    Shout out for Adams too. Worked hard, held the ball up, passed well (nearly always) and I just wish he'd got to that Redmond cross. Just needs a goal.

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    Fantastic performance by the whole team. Chelsea never threatened because we didn't let them. Dominated the whole game and that is the best we have played for a long time. Keep it up for 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermitsaint View Post
    Happy for Obefemi, thought Adams looked promising. Would rather either over Long.
    Finally a result to be proud of. Team played well. Armstrong showed what we miss and wish Prowse was capable of. Another nothing game for Prowse. Redmond's poor decision making was saved after Armstrong did all the hard work and gifted it to him. Defence was solid other than Cedric belting it up field and losing possession constantly.

    Chelsea couldn't get it together but felt we deserved it. Could have had more if Redmond was smarter. Good confidence booster for us.

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    Prowse was given MOTM. Not saying he necessarily deserved it but think your assessment is a bit wide of the mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermitsaint View Post
    Happy for Obefemi, thought Adams looked promising. Would rather either over Long.
    Finally a result to be proud of. Team played well. Armstrong showed what we miss and wish Prowse was capable of. Another nothing game for Prowse. Redmond's poor decision making was saved after Armstrong did all the hard work and gifted it to him. Defence was solid other than Cedric belting it up field and losing possession constantly.

    Chelsea couldn't get it together but felt we deserved it. Could have had more if Redmond was smarter. Good confidence booster for us.

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    Prowse was given MOM on tv

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    The Chelsea bias on Amazon is cringe worthy.

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    Going to be a very quiet night on here from the Skate brigade and general whingers.

    Merry Christmas.

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    "Madness to rest Ings..."

    Happy Christmas

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    No - Chelsea didn't have an awful day. We made them look awful.

    An away win against a top 4 team boosts morale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr27 View Post
    The Chelsea bias on Amazon is cringe worthy.
    The Amazon who have spent a good 8 mins interviewing/swooning over Hasenhutl? They've barely spoken about Chelsea in the post match. Fu ck knows what you people want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr27 View Post
    The Chelsea bias on Amazon is cringe worthy.
    Well, they've got their ex assistant manager and an ex=player (who seems to have forgotten that he played for us).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroppie View Post
    Going to be a very quiet night on here from the Skate brigade and general whingers.

    Merry Christmas.

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    Yes, a shame you’ve felt the need to post this sh1te on an otherwise positive vibe thread.

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    The difference between us "playing brave" and playing timid and negative is night and day. Same players, totally different mindset - but it has to come from Ralph.

    I'm still not sure what our best starting line-up looks like but Armstrong needs to be in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    Well, they've got their ex assistant manager and an ex=player (who seems to have forgotten that he played for us).
    Both have been glowing in their praise for us.

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    What a wonderful away performance. We were disciplined, in control, and made Chelsea look very ordinary.

    Hopefully we can push on now and beat Palace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenridge View Post
    Yes, a shame youíve felt the need to post this sh1te on an otherwise positive vibe thread.
    What's sh!te about that? I'm just celebrating the great result and the fact that we won't have to put up with the posters who love to be negative.

    I'm totally positive and happy.

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    Not that it makes the goal worth any less, but it’s a shame that last touch was off the Chelsea player for our second goal.

    That goes down as one of our best goals of all time without that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroppie View Post
    Going to be a very quiet night on here from the Skate brigade and general whingers.

    Merry Christmas.

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    That s for sure, there are probably slitting their wrists cause they can t say anything after this.

    Still want Ralph out you clueless lot?

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    Woooooow. Prowse and Hoj absolutely bossed the midfield. Where did that performance come from?

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    Best I've seen us for a good while. Have to give Ralph credit for the turnaround in performance. Let's hope we can kick on from here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    Adams was superb
    The Redmond finished 'team' goal started when, despite being isolated upfield against 2 defenders, he won a throw in level with the Chelsea penalty box. Bertrand took the throw and something like 18 passes later, and involving most of the Saints outfield players, the ball was in the Chelsea net.

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    Chelsea haven’t lost at home on Boxing Day for 15 years. Haha. Unlucky ⚽️⚽️

    Superb result. Only caught half the match. Didn’t realise it was on Amazon. DOH! Obafemi scored a cracking goal, great finish. We played so well. Superb one touch passing. Armstrong, Redmond, JWP. Put a shift in. Why couldn’t that happen earlier?!

    Fair play to Ralph today, he got his tactics spot-on. Organised and arguably the best performance I’ve seen this season. Let’s hope that doesn’t delude Gao enough to think we don’t desperately need defenders and a midfield option in January.

    Fair play Saints. Excellent result. We were 13th up until Everton won but passed our local lot, Brighton, Bournemouth and West Ham and now sit at 14th. One win away from ARSEnal. Improving our GD gradually. Palace next. COME ON YOU SAINTS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermitsaint View Post
    Happy for Obefemi, thought Adams looked promising. Would rather either over Long.
    Finally a result to be proud of. Team played well. Armstrong showed what we miss and wish Prowse was capable of. Another nothing game for Prowse. Redmond's poor decision making was saved after Armstrong did all the hard work and gifted it to him. Defence was solid other than Cedric belting it up field and losing possession constantly.

    Chelsea couldn't get it together but felt we deserved it. Could have had more if Redmond was smarter. Good confidence booster for us.

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    Everyone to a man who I watched that game with said Prowse was the best player on the park. Ran the midfield, put in tackle after tackle after tackle and protected the back four brilliantly.

    Redmond was looking like getting back to his form of last season, and despite making a few poor decisions, by and large out in a very good performance.

    I know that everyone has an opinion, but everyone has an arsehole too and yours is quite simply wrong.

    Silly post.


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    The atmosphere in the pre-match pub and the ground this Saturday should be a bit better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectisSaint View Post
    Prowse was given MOTM. Not saying he necessarily deserved it but think your assessment is a bit wide of the mark.
    Great team performance.
    Armstrong was quality and I will leave this here.

    James Ward-Prowse was the only player on the pitch to run over 12km in a tireless display.
    The midfielder contributed nine tackles - three more than anyone on the pitch

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    Outstanding.

    2nd goal, goal of the season contender.

    Absolutely buzzing

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    The Redmond finished 'team' goal started when, despite being isolated upfield against 2 defenders, he won a throw in level with the Chelsea penalty box. Bertrand took the throw and something like 18 passes later, and involving most of the Saints outfield players, the ball was in the Chelsea net.
    And yet Lampard claims we scored from two breakaway goals.


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    Ralph's comment on Amazon: 'I had also lost my way.'

    We now have a settled side, who know their jobs and can work together effectively. That will not work against every team we play, but it gives us one hell of a platform to carry on with. That was delightful.

    Armstrong should have been MOTM for me, but that could have gone to effectively anyone out there for the work put in.

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    Excellent performance from the back. McCarthy deserved his clean sheet. Both full backs defended well and when able especially Bertrand attacked well. The centre backs defended really well but for God's sake under pressure be smart, don't dither, whack it up the other end. In front of them Hojbjerg and Especially JWP who probably had his best game ever. They supported each other and played fairly close to each other. Armstrong was brilliant at times and worked really hard. Redmond had a good game, supported Bertrand as well as Armstrong on the other side. He had several chances, good crosses and finished well for his goal.

    Adams worked his socks off and was an important part of the win. Showed good control and fought for everything. Nearly got on the end of Redmond's pass but it was just deflected away from him. Obefimi took his goal brilliantly. At times he was switching off and letting Chelsea players go. He needs to raise his concentration because he could defend high up with his pace. He is still playing at U21 thinking except when on the ball when he picks up the pace. Very young but could be a proper handful. Ings, Romeu and Boufal helped us get over the line.

    Another good win without playing backwards and sideways. 33% possession, two goals. Possession just slows us down, defend and strike quickly suits us better. Our best performance of the season. Now to sort out our home form. I don't want to see the slow passing around at the back that plays into our opponent's hands. It ruins our tempo and pressing. Well done to Ralph for setting it up right and picking Obefimi with a rest for Ings. What the hell was Bertrand's booking by Jon Moss about that early in the match. Aspilecueta took a lot longer in the dying seconds and Moss let it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    The Amazon who have spent a good 8 mins interviewing/swooning over Hasenhutl? They've barely spoken about Chelsea in the post match. Fu ck knows what you people want.
    Agreed. The last match on Amazon (Norwich) was fantastic and was very neutral. Both Hasenhuttl and Farke had post match pitchside interviews.

    I’ve been impressed with Amazon’s output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    Great team performance.
    Armstrong was quality and I will leave this here.

    James Ward-Prowse was the only player on the pitch to run over 12km in a tireless display.
    The midfielder contributed nine tackles - three more than anyone on the pitch
    Good post. One day the unbelievers will wake up to how much JWP contributes.

    Ah no, wait a minute, he came from Portsmouth so he must be cr@p.

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    Sensational performance - didn't give Chelsea a sniff!

    If you put together a compilation of our last few away games (Arsenal, Newcastle, Villa, Chelsea) you'd think we were a top eight side again. The manager's got us set up nicely on the road.

    If only we could transfer that assuredness of foot back at St Mary's.

    Armstrong had his best game in a Saints shirt. Ward-Prowse had his best game in a central midfield two. Stephens was flawless.

    A great team effort - a cracking way to meet the halfway point of the season with a little forward momentum.

    Merry bloody Christmas!

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    Interesting from Ralph in the post-match interview. Admitted that he lost his way a bit earlier in the season and had to come up with new ideas as what he was doing wasn't working.

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    Sky has our passing accuracy at 63% (Chelsea 81%)

    Didnt feel like that watching it today. Felt our ball retention and accuracy was v good today

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