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Nothing gets by Ralph. He doesn’t miss a single thing unlike the last three plodders.

It was noticeable in particular about Armstrong who has been 5% short of the other’s but Ralph saw it and JWP jumps ahead of him despite Armstrong’s popularity with a section of the fans.

The only thing that slightly surprised yesterday in my view was that Gallagher made the bench ahead of Austin.

Ralph’s attention to detail is everything you would expect of a Premier League Manager but rarely see in fact except from at the very top of the league.

He doesn’t appear to have favourites either which is again very professional.

10 out of 10. This guy is the business.

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Building up fitness?

 

Or are stomach injuries the new 'mystery back problem in the transfer window'?

 

How much would we miss him?

 

That injury will disappear with the closure of the window. Or a move.

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Ten days before the next game and Ralph had them in training today. Hughes would have probably given them the week off...

 

A breath of fresh air this Austrian fella :)

 

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Those boys will be like coiled springs by the time we play Palace!!

 

Judging by the transformation we have all seen on the pitch, they are more than likely to be lapping it all up, and being athletes more than happy to be fitter stronger faster. Even more so with the academy door now being left unlocked.

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Ten days before the next game and Ralph had them in training today. Hughes would have probably given them the week off...

 

A breath of fresh air this Austrian fella :)

 

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Now I know Ralph isn’t there anymore but I watched the Leipzig v Dortmund game this weekend. Leipzig’s fitness levels and intensity was unbelievable. They hassles and broke and pressed nonstop. If we end up getting even slightly close to their levels we’ll be fantastic to watch and a nightmare to play against

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Absofrigginlutely!!

 

It was getting to be a chore rather than a pleasure to drag my sorry ar5e out to the bar to watch a display of out and out mediocrity interspersed with a few moments of hope,

only to be crushed by stunning displays of individual crapness to deny us a win or draw.

 

These individual errors probably saved Hughes his job a few times, after all how can you blame the manager when it's an individual error? Well I think that Ralph has shown, that by instilling

more rigorous levels of physical fitness, mental fitness and reactions improve as well. Oh!! ...... and having a game plan which the players can understand and buy into, and encouraging positive

speedy breakaways when we gain possession, rather than the plodding pedantic safety passing, which ends up with keeper aimlessly punting it upfield and possession lost, employed by the last 3 (Hughes not quite as guilty as the other 2) .....does help as well.

 

Gutted that we have to wait so long till next game ..... but excited at the thought of what the team might be capable, of with an uninterrupted period of Masterclass Conditioning and Tactics under Ralph and his team.

 

#We'vegotourteamback

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Difference I see is that Puel and Pellegrino said that they bought into it and would use the youth but didn't. Hughes came at a time when it wasn't right to use youth, and carried on this season not using them save for a wee bit with Obafemi. Ralph full on is happy to use them. Suspect Staplewood has a buzz about it now.

 

As for the 1st team working out on Sunday. If you have got them buying into your philosophy, you can ask them to move mountains and they will.

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How long is Ralph's contract? 2.5 years rings a bell (?)

 

IMO we should be offering him a new 4 or 5 year contract immediately. I know contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on these days but I feel it's something we should be doing as a statement of intent now that we know that RH is the perfect fit for us.

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How long is Ralph's contract? 2.5 years rings a bell (?)

 

IMO we should be offering him a new 4 or 5 year contract immediately. I know contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on these days but I feel it's something we should be doing as a statement of intent now that we know that RH is the perfect fit for us.

 

Its no benefit for RH to extend a contract as he knows he can get a better paid job elsewhere.

A longer contract only means the club get more compensation which would not bother him.

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Its no benefit for RH to extend a contract as he knows he can get a better paid job elsewhere.

A longer contract only means the club get more compensation which would not bother him.

Agree, but just trying to avoid the inevitable penultimate year 'tittle-tattle' that starts in the press etc when a manager is about to enter the last year of their contract. It can start to effect the players and results.

 

I just feel that if we agree a longer contract with him the club can still enter into an agreement with RH to say we wouldn't stand in his way if he wanted to leave earlier, but I just feel a longer contract would lead to more stability in his penultimate and/or last season with us, whenever that may be. Forward planning and all that malarkey.

 

Just thinking out loud guv.

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Agree, but just trying to avoid the inevitable penultimate year 'tittle-tattle' that starts in the press etc when a manager is about to enter the last year of their contract. It can start to effect the players and results.

 

I just feel that if we agree a longer contract with him the club can still enter into an agreement with RH to say we wouldn't stand in his way if he wanted to leave earlier, but I just feel a longer contract would lead to more stability in his penultimate and/or last season with us, whenever that may be. Forward planning and all that malarkey.

 

Just thinking out loud guv.

 

Agree that the extension does filter back to players, it may also make or break who comes into club? Most I imagine want to play for manager

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Nice little factoid I just read

 

"Clubs to have taken more points than Southampton since Ralph Hasenhuttl sat on the bench for the first time: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City."

 

Good job Ralph

 

Very impressive. Yet we're still only 3pts from the drop zone.

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Nice little factoid I just read

 

"Clubs to have taken more points than Southampton since Ralph Hasenhuttl sat on the bench for the first time: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City."

 

Good job Ralph

 

 

I make it just the 4 teams above us (I don't count the Cardiff game as that came too soon for Ralph to have any effect on the outcome).

 

 

 

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Very impressive. Yet we're still only 3pts from the drop zone.
There were plenty predicting we'd be bottom now. And on previous firm, we'd probably have list to Arsenal and Everton and be three points from safety rather than safe by three.

 

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There were plenty predicting we'd be bottom now. And on previous firm, we'd probably have list to Arsenal and Everton and be three points from safety rather than safe by three.

 

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More wishful thinking on my part that me actually thinking we can put a good run of wins together...i mean this is Saints we are talking about! :)

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There were plenty predicting we'd be bottom now. And on previous firm, we'd probably have list to Arsenal and Everton and be three points from safety rather than safe by three.

 

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No way we would have won at Leicester either. The only one of our four wins under Ralph that I could see us perhaps getting under Hughes was at Huddersfield.

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It's a completely staggering job he has done to be honest.

 

I know its only 8 games in the league, but to get 13 points, which is 1.6 points per game extrapolates to a 60 point season, which last year would have been 7th, 3 points from 6th place.

 

And that is with no transfers in, little time to work with the team (The Cardiff game is pretty much a right off, if we played them now we would win I reckon) over the busy Xmas period and 3 of the games were against top 6 teams, plus two games against two of the biggest spenders outside the top 6 in West Ham and Everton.

 

I am genuinely excited about next season when he gets a full pre-season to work with the team, we aren't playing catch up after Hughes's awful mess and we might actually do some decent recruitment.

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One little thing in that article which annoys me, and it shouldn't, but the Derby cup game does not go down as a defeat but a draw in the official books, so we've lost 3 of 10 games since he's been here

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One little thing in that article which annoys me, and it shouldn't, but the Derby cup game does not go down as a defeat but a draw in the official books, so we've lost 3 of 10 games since he's been here

 

One of which was the Cardiff debacle (which can't be pinned on Ralph, given he only had one day with the squad prior), and another was against last season's runaway champions in a game which he effectively 'threw' by resting several players.

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Some thoughts from an external observer (i am Austrian): Totally understandable that the overwhelming reactions after a majority of great results gradually returned to normal for now. But... people, please, do not lose your sense of realism. Some of the comments i 've read here during the last 2-3 weeks were more likely panic reactions than anything else.

 

Lets look at the facts: RH obviously overtook a desolate and highly unsettled team in the beginning of the season. How many points had Southampton when Hughes left? Think 9 out of 15 games, which is what i'd call an awful start. And one thing we can tell for sure is that the team did improve afterwards, i think is questioning that. And yes, the last games obviously did not went so well. Of course, we are talking about 2, 3 or even more lost points due to a lack of concentration in the latter stages of the games.

 

Still: the directions fits well even though some fans already start talking about relegating after some suboptimal performances. What did you expect? RH is not a wizard and it was most likely that the whole season would follow the mission of "averting further damage" rather than taking a placing in the comfort zone.

 

And even though statistics do not save teams from beeing relegated, the direction still shows that Southampton is going to stay in the league. RH has made 15 points out of 11 games (even with the first loss to Cardiff when RH basically had no chance to make any impact) with the squad and even IF Arsenal is going to win tomorrow, there are still 7 teams who performed worse: Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Leicester, Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield, Bournemouth Right now (if Arsenals wins tomorrow), that makes 1,25 points/game. Of course that's not supergreat, but it IS way better compared to the start of the season and it should most likely lead to staying in the league. So 1,25/games would still make 38 points and the last time 38 were NOT enough was in 2010/11. So, folks, let the good vibes come back and believe in RHs work with the squad.

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I don't blame Ralph at all for our predicament, he is clearly a good manager but has been given a very weak squad to work with. My only real gripe so far is his treatment of Gabbiadini and if we weren't going to replace him we should have kept him. We just have no-one to score the goals we need.

Of course injuries to key players haven't helped.

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I don't blame Ralph at all for our predicament, he is clearly a good manager but has been given a very weak squad to work with. My only real gripe so far is his treatment of Gabbiadini and if we weren't going to replace him we should have kept him. We just have no-one to score the goals we need.

Of course injuries to key players haven't helped.

Don't forget the farce of loaning out Cedric without a replacement as well. Injuries should always be anticipated (especially Ings).

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Some thoughts from an external observer (i am Austrian): Totally understandable that the overwhelming reactions after a majority of great results gradually returned to normal for now. But... people, please, do not lose your sense of realism. Some of the comments i 've read here during the last 2-3 weeks were more likely panic reactions than anything else.

 

Lets look at the facts: RH obviously overtook a desolate and highly unsettled team in the beginning of the season. How many points had Southampton when Hughes left? Think 9 out of 15 games, which is what i'd call an awful start. And one thing we can tell for sure is that the team did improve afterwards, i think is questioning that. And yes, the last games obviously did not went so well. Of course, we are talking about 2, 3 or even more lost points due to a lack of concentration in the latter stages of the games.

 

Still: the directions fits well even though some fans already start talking about relegating after some suboptimal performances. What did you expect? RH is not a wizard and it was most likely that the whole season would follow the mission of "averting further damage" rather than taking a placing in the comfort zone.

 

And even though statistics do not save teams from beeing relegated, the direction still shows that Southampton is going to stay in the league. RH has made 15 points out of 11 games (even with the first loss to Cardiff when RH basically had no chance to make any impact) with the squad and even IF Arsenal is going to win tomorrow, there are still 7 teams who performed worse: Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Leicester, Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield, Bournemouth Right now (if Arsenals wins tomorrow), that makes 1,25 points/game. Of course that's not supergreat, but it IS way better compared to the start of the season and it should most likely lead to staying in the league. So 1,25/games would still make 38 points and the last time 38 were NOT enough was in 2010/11. So, folks, let the good vibes come back and believe in RHs work with the squad.

 

Thank you for a rational viewpoint!

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I don't blame Ralph at all for our predicament, he is clearly a good manager but has been given a very weak squad to work with. My only real gripe so far is his treatment of Gabbiadini and if we weren't going to replace him we should have kept him. We just have no-one to score the goals we need.

Of course injuries to key players haven't helped.

 

Again, I don't understand this hero worship of Gabbiadini, he was hardly a prolific goal scorer, either with us, or previous teams.

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Some thoughts from an external observer (i am Austrian): Totally understandable that the overwhelming reactions after a majority of great results gradually returned to normal for now. But... people, please, do not lose your sense of realism. Some of the comments i 've read here during the last 2-3 weeks were more likely panic reactions than anything else.

 

Lets look at the facts: RH obviously overtook a desolate and highly unsettled team in the beginning of the season. How many points had Southampton when Hughes left? Think 9 out of 15 games, which is what i'd call an awful start. And one thing we can tell for sure is that the team did improve afterwards, i think is questioning that. And yes, the last games obviously did not went so well. Of course, we are talking about 2, 3 or even more lost points due to a lack of concentration in the latter stages of the games.

 

Still: the directions fits well even though some fans already start talking about relegating after some suboptimal performances. What did you expect? RH is not a wizard and it was most likely that the whole season would follow the mission of "averting further damage" rather than taking a placing in the comfort zone.

 

And even though statistics do not save teams from beeing relegated, the direction still shows that Southampton is going to stay in the league. RH has made 15 points out of 11 games (even with the first loss to Cardiff when RH basically had no chance to make any impact) with the squad and even IF Arsenal is going to win tomorrow, there are still 7 teams who performed worse: Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Leicester, Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield, Bournemouth Right now (if Arsenals wins tomorrow), that makes 1,25 points/game. Of course that's not supergreat, but it IS way better compared to the start of the season and it should most likely lead to staying in the league. So 1,25/games would still make 38 points and the last time 38 were NOT enough was in 2010/11. So, folks, let the good vibes come back and believe in RHs work with the squad.

 

 

All Saints' fans share your view. We think Ralph is an excellent manager, and I don't think we've lost our "sense of realism".

 

He has got a squad which would struggle to get into the top six in the Championship putting in exceptional performances against good Premier League sides.

 

Our issue is with the owners and the board, not with the manager.

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All Saints' fans share your view. We think Ralph is an excellent manager, and I don't think we've lost our "sense of realism".

 

He has got a squad which would struggle to get into the top six in the Championship putting in exceptional performances against good Premier League sides.

 

Our issue is with the owners and the board, not with the manager.

 

Generalisations are never appropriate, but i did have the feeling that some of you already started to relativise RH work ("more likely a manager effect") after a few (mostly unlucky) performances...

 

All the best :)

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