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I think the 9-0 was a blessing in disguise. He may have been too over confident in himself before that, making loony decisions like the constant LB and RB messing around and the Bournemouth line up. It brought him down to earth, but at the same time he discovered the board were still 100% behind him. That last part also sent a message to the players that they weren't going to be able to down tools and force him out.

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This. I don’t blame Ralph. His hands have been tied with lack of investment. It’s a f@cking joke when a club like Bournemouth can out spend us. The club should never have been sold to Gao.

 

Not a manager in the game that would get this shower of garbage playing well consistently or flourish with the awful recruitment and lack of support from ownership.

 

Mate, it doesn’t matter who he picks we have an inadequate set of players. Boufal, Cedric, who ****ing ever. Selling all our good players, buying **** players to replace them and not having an owner interested or swilling to throw money at it are our issues.

 

No. The players are absolute c**ts. No one could do anything with this lot.

 

Let's be honest, is it the managers fault in the grand scheme? No.

 

This is the worst group of players I've ever seen. I'm not talking about pure ability, more so about attitudes, character, leadership. There’s nothing in this group, just a meek mix of utter wimps. I dislike them so much.

 

Hoj can **** off if he's a captain. He's been half the problem since he's been here. I hope he reads this too, and JWP. Meek and characterless, this signifies the entire group.

 

Unfortunately Ralph just hasn't had the backing, anyone can see that. Well done to our horrific ownership.

 

The players haven't regressed under Ralph the majority where ****e before he arrived and... shock gasp horror they are still ****e.

 

They've improved slightly when we brought in Hughes and then again when Ralph arrived but quickly reverted to type, after a few games, once the new manager bounce tailed off.

 

What's going on now isn't just down to Ralph but the inevitable culmination of several years of decline in player quaility in our squad.

 

 

 

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No Manager would make this team look secure. The defenders just aren't good enough, and he isn't to blame for that.

 

Ralph can’t do much with the team, we have had a number of managers with the same squad achieving the same results. Problems lie with the players / recruitment / board / owner. We would not get a better manager than him if we got rid.

 

Do you have links to these posts saying this?

 

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not too long ago, he was apparently getting the most out of the team when we were 18th and that was the best it could get..

 

Glad Ralph didnt agree with the forum experts....

 

Well then they were correct it’s changed can’t you understand that?

 

 

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The big question is what has changed in our backroom set-up 'cos sure as hell something has. It's not all about Ralph chaps

Richard Kitzbichler? Appointed end August, took some time to have an impact. Doesn't mean its all down to him, but simply having a trusted associate acting as a sounding board and taking some of the responsibility from Ralph's shoulders makes a lot of difference.

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Richard Kitzbichler? Appointed end August, took some time to have an impact. Doesn't mean its all down to him, but simply having a trusted associate acting as a sounding board and taking some of the responsibility from Ralph's shoulders makes a lot of difference.

Could well be. And after that 9-0 maybe Ralph went back to listening to his number 2 again.

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Perhaps some credit ought to go to Kitzbichler, or at least to having an assistant again. Ralph lost his way, without an assistant (Rohl) to bounce ideas off, eventually Kitzbichler comes in and after a few weeks things start to turn round. Coincidence?
Kitzbichler apparently is also an oposition analyst could it be that we are doing better homework on our opponents football style now?

 

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Its laughable how you all think that now that Saints are doing well it must be because Ralph is listening to his new assistant.

Looooooooool fuc king get a grip.

 

Also now that we are doing well, sudddenly Ralph has an assissrant and it is no longer urgent to find a replacement to Rohl.

 

Fickle fickle fickle.

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Its laughable how you all think that now that Saints are doing well it must be because Ralph is listening to his new assistant.

Looooooooool fuc king get a grip.

 

Also now that we are doing well, sudddenly Ralph has an assissrant and it is no longer urgent to find a replacement to Rohl.

 

Fickle fickle fickle.

 

Laugh out out out out out out out out out out out out out loud.

 

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Kitzbichler apparently is also an oposition analyst could it be that we are doing better homework on our opponents football style now?

 

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It seems the assistants are contributing more as our set pieces have improved defensively and offensively.

The substitutions have improved plus our overall formation.

I doubt it’s all down to Ralph just changing the formation but actually having a good team around him on the bench and on the training ground.

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It seems the assistants are contributing more as our set pieces have improved defensively and offensively.

The substitutions have improved plus our overall formation.

I doubt it’s all down to Ralph just changing the formation but actually having a good team around him on the bench and on the training ground.

Also I think Ralph has finally worked out who his first choice team is (particularly at the back) and the team is massively benefitting from consistency.

 

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not too long ago, he was apparently getting the most out of the team when we were 18th and that was the best it could get..

 

Glad Ralph didnt agree with the forum experts....

 

Not to long ago, Ralph was apparently a terrible manager, who didn't know what he he was doing, who needed replacing, when we were 18th, and only changing him would save us ..

 

Glad the club didn't listen to the forum experts...

 

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Not to long ago, Ralph was apparently a terrible manager, who didn't know what he he was doing, who needed replacing, when we were 18th, and only changing him would save us ..

 

Glad the club didn't listen to the forum experts...

 

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"Get in Fat Sam!! He will save us!!!

 

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so, we can all agree that being 17th/18th was not Ralph getting the best out of this team/squad...and in fact, he was performing badly as manager.

Otherwise, he would be no better than Mark Hughes, when it is clear, he is.

 

the peoples thread, this. Unity.

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Not to long ago, Ralph was apparently a terrible manager, who didn't know what he he was doing, who needed replacing, when we were 18th, and only changing him would save us ..

 

Glad the club didn't listen to the forum experts...

 

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And now they are trying to save their faces by blabing out their latest expertise on the subject.

Utterly utterly laughable.

“It seems... maybe...”

 

No one knows what happened, what was changed etc...

Not you, not me only the people inside the club in the close quarters know this.

 

Plus, lets just enjoy this period and stop trying to find culprits all the time.

Even when we are winning people are trying to find something to moan or somebody to blame (Adams, Boufal etc...).

 

They ll be complaining about the beer at the stadium next when there will be next to nothing to complain about on the playing field.

Blame culture within the fanbase and the media is a fuc king gangrene.

 

Congrats to the whole club, you are making us very proud!!!

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Somewhere in the back story of 'pundit world' preseason was an idea that Saints would struggle at the start and it would be around half a season before RH had the team playing the way he wanted. Just looked at a couple of prediction sites one of which has us only getting another 13 points this season and winning no more home games. Happy New Year.

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And now they are trying to save their faces by blabing out their latest expertise on the subject.

Utterly utterly laughable.

“It seems... maybe...”

 

No one knows what happened, what was changed etc...

Not you, not me only the people inside the club in the close quarters know this.

 

Plus, lets just enjoy this period and stop trying to find culprits all the time.

Even when we are winning people are trying to find something to moan or somebody to blame (Adams, Boufal etc...).

 

They ll be complaining about the beer at the stadium next when there will be next to nothing to complain about on the playing field.

Blame culture within the fanbase and the media is a fuc king gangrene.

 

Congrats to the whole club, you are making us very proud!!!

 

Well the beer is terrible....freezing cold gassy ale yuk when they have a brilliant brewery a few hundred yards away Unity.

Is that ok?

 

 

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I'll readily admit my faith in him wavered with some of his bizarre tactical choices earlier in the season.

Happy to see us playing with more of a plan.

 

Yep, me too. He looked like a broken man earlier in the season, but we now seem to be back to the kind of performance level we saw when he first came in last season.

 

I simply don't know enough about what goes on behind the scenes to say whether or not having an assistant is the main factor in our recent upturn in performance, but it would seem to fit. We're much more disciplined defensively now, and that has to be down to the coaching. We've also got Matt Crocker due to join in the technical director role very shortly as well, but he may well have been having some degree of influence already.

 

I think another big factor is the inclusion of Armstrong in midfield - he's been a revelation and is now putting in the kind of performances that he was always clearly capable of but never quite managed on a regular basis.

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And now they are trying to save their faces by blabing out their latest expertise on the subject.

Utterly utterly laughable.

“It seems... maybe...”

 

No one knows what happened, what was changed etc...

Not you, not me only the people inside the club in the close quarters know this.

 

Plus, lets just enjoy this period and stop trying to find culprits all the time.

 

Congrats to the whole club, you are making us very proud!!!

 

I think RH figured it out be himself. Out of necessity. He stated in recent times frequently that he had wanted to make step two before step one was fully done. So he returned to implement step one again (pressing, defending from attackers onwards etc.) to keep it on a continual basis. Only when this step 1 is really really part of the team, mentally and physically, they will start to (hopefully carefully) implement more sophisticated tactics - if ever necessary.

 

By the way - I believe that only Liverpool and MC are stronger than we are in the moment (and they nevertheless will have a hard time trying to defeat us). Leicester, having seen them angainst Liverpool, are not stronger than we are. I expect on or threee points from that match. Everton can be an issue - their coach is very good.

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I think RH figured it out be himself. Out of necessity. He stated in recent times frequently that he had wanted to make step two before step one was fully done. So he returned to implement step one again (pressing, defending from attackers onwards etc.) to keep it on a continual basis. Only when this step 1 is really really part of the team, mentally and physically, they will start to (hopefully carefully) implement more sophisticated tactics - if ever necessary.

 

By the way - I believe that only Liverpool and MC are stronger than we are in the moment (and they nevertheless will have a hard time trying to defeat us). Leicester, having seen them angainst Liverpool, are not stronger than we are. I expect on or threee points from that match. Everton can be an issue - their coach is very good.

That's mad Leicester have been cracking all season.
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Yes the best team in the league by miles. If we had played them we would have been spanked too.

 

Yes. But we did not loose 0-4 as far as I remember against Liverpool. Southampton performance is now different than the 0-9. Leicester has problems with our pressing, you will see. I bet 50% draw or 50% win in Leicester. What do you think?

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That's mad Leicester have been cracking all season.

 

Well the team should certainly be fired up to get revenge - can not see a better motivation than revenge, certainly Ralph will have a very easy team talk, "Lad's let's' make it up for our fans and dignity". Would not be surprised to see a red card or two in this game. One thing is for sure, we will not lose 9-0. Think/hope we will get a deserved draw.

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I was in the car on the way home after the palace game and listening to Berties interview on radio solent he mentioned something of note, he said "after the Everton game the manager has made a few tactical tweaks and is playing players in their preferred positions, asking them to do what they are good at and what they are comfortable doing" seems like Ralph has learned from his early season blunders and is now reaping the fruits of sensible decisions. Long may it continue, we have looked mustard the last few weeks!

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Yes. But we did not loose 0-4 as far as I remember against Liverpool. Southampton performance is now different than the 0-9. Leicester has problems with our pressing, you will see. I bet 50% draw or 50% win in Leicester. What do you think?
Yes we have improved since losing to Leicester but it's absurd to suggest they aren't generally a lot better than us. I think we will most likely lose to them. You never know if we catch them on an off day and play well but I don't think we can use their loss to Liverpool to suggest they still aren't one of the best teams in the division.
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Have always been an admirer of Ralph and only wavered slightly (never wanted him sacked) but I think we all realise that he was making some bizarre team selections, formations and subs for a while !

It is no coincidence that since we have had a settled team with players in their natural positions, our fortunes have risen dramatically !

Whether he has had help from within or he just woke up and smelt the coffee, none of us really know but something definitely happened, thank you Lord !

COYS ;)

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Yes we have improved since losing to Leicester but it's absurd to suggest they aren't generally a lot better than us. I think we will most likely lose to them. You never know if we catch them on an off day and play well but I don't think we can use their loss to Liverpool to suggest they still aren't one of the best teams in the division.

 

You are right, Leicester is a top team, no doubt. What I mean is that right now they will have a hard time playing against us; taking into account our preformances against top teams recently. Even if Leicester has a good day it will be difficult to defeat us.

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You are right, Leicester is a top team, no doubt. What I mean is that right now they will have a hard time playing against us; taking into account our preformances against top teams recently. Even if Leicester has a good day it will be difficult to defeat us.

 

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You are right, Leicester is a top team, no doubt. What I mean is that right now they will have a hard time playing against us; taking into account our preformances against top teams recently. Even if Leicester has a good day it will be difficult to defeat us.
Yes but that's a bit different from using their Liverpool performance to suggest they aren't better than us.
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Yes but that's a bit different from using their Liverpool performance to suggest they aren't better than us.

 

OK, maybe I was not quite clear with my statements. Generally I think - PROVIDING we can continue with our performances - that every team will have a hard time trying to defeat us. This will also apply to Leicester, and they are not on the level of Liverpool.

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You are right, Leicester is a top team, no doubt. What I mean is that right now they will have a hard time playing against us; taking into account our preformances against top teams recently. Even if Leicester has a good day it will be difficult to defeat us.

 

Leicester will beat us easily.

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Leicester will beat us easily.
The same was said recently of Chelsea and Tottenham. We're not the finished article, by a long stretch, but I kind of feel you are being more than a little dismissive of recent improvements. They may beat us, but "easily" is wide of the mark in my opinion. If I'm wrong, I'll hold my hands up and apologise, but I really don't think I am. Guess we'll see after the match

 

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Well the team should certainly be fired up to get revenge - can not see a better motivation than revenge, certainly Ralph will have a very easy team talk, "Lad's let's' make it up for our fans and dignity". Would not be surprised to see a red card or two in this game. One thing is for sure, we will not lose 9-0. Think/hope we will get a deserved draw.

 

Not very often that a team does the double. I’ll go for a draw

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Well the team should certainly be fired up to get revenge - can not see a better motivation than revenge, certainly Ralph will have a very easy team talk, "Lad's let's' make it up for our fans and dignity". Would not be surprised to see a red card or two in this game. One thing is for sure, we will not lose 9-0. Think/hope we will get a deserved draw.

 

Hope one is for crocking Vardy and ruling him out of the Carabao Cup Semi - Final Second Leg, and Final then...

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Leicester are very good but I don't think they have been in as good form recently as they were for the first 2-3 months of the season. Granted they have played Liverpool and Man City recently, but they were poor in both games not really in them at all, plus they drew at home to Norwich, drew away to Everton in the cup throwing away a 2 goal lead, narrowly beat a terrible West Ham (with a changed team) and even their 3-0 against Newcastle flattered them as Newcastle gifted them all the goals and had 4 players injured in the game.

 

They will still probably beat us but if we play like we have against Chelsea and Spurs then we have every chance of causing them problems and at least picking up a point IMO.

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