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In some ways I’d rather we finished the season with a pissed off Ralph, to encourage him and the powers that be to get some decent reinforcements in rather than the recent windows of late where they think we’re doing alright and don’t need to bring anyone in.

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Vest is obviously in the shop window.........unfortunately it's the charity shop.

KWP not having his finest hour either so far. McCarthy brilliant so far - it would have been 0-3 without him.

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Another typical Home performance so far, one element of our game which still really, really worries me. Our inability to break teams down with banks of 4. Our game is made on the counter press, yet you cant' do that in these games. 

Really difficult half, not much to shout about.

Get Vesterguard out of this team though.

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Standard Saints home performance. I hope Ralph sees it. We've got zero game plan in games where we have loads of possession. Redmond is the only creative option, we're very easy to defend against. 

If this match or the brighton one had been away we'd win and play with energy. But this is abysmal. So exhausted of watching us at home. 

As for Vestergaard, destroyed for pace by Billy Sharp, and nutmegged from 25 yards. He's a liability. Got away with poor positioning and diving in every 5 seconds at Bournemouth due to their poor finishing. But he's consistently a terrible, terrible defender. He has no business playing at this level. 

Imagine it'll be our standard slight improvement after a dire first half at home, miss a few chances and lose 0-1 or 1-2. 

Games like this we are desperate for a Tadic type. 

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Frustrating that bournemouth are winning but saints have looked slow and ponderous today.

But for Mccarthy we'd be 3-0 nil down.

Redmond looked the one bright spark going forward but far too much of the time we are content with playing safe passes backwards.

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Lots of possession, silly defensive mistake and lack of pressure in the attacking third. Been here before.

Still, better towards the end of the first half but I reckon we're more likely to see Sharp nick a 2nd from a poor Saints pass.

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1 minute ago, S-Clarke said:

Another typical Home performance so far, one element of our game which still really, really worries me. Our inability to break teams down with banks of 4. Our game is made on the counter press, yet you cant' do that in these games. 

Really difficult half, not much to shout about.

Get Vesterguard out of this team though.

One tactic that may help with this is playing Redmond up top with Ings and playing Djenepo and Armstrong on the wings, to maximise movement and attacking intent. 

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Feels like we've edged that half everywhere except the scoreboard. Their defense isn't easy to get past though.

Second half hat-trick for Ings to snatch the golden boot?

Elsewhere, Bournemouth are a West Ham goal away from safety at the moment!

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Time for the Ralph half time rocket up the arse.

I'd bring on Bednarek for Vestergaard.

And, I'd also being on N'lundulu for Smallbone. Play him up front with Ings and play Adams slightly deeper in the number 10 role.

I know he's already come on as a sub and he's still learning etc etc, but I can't see what Smallbone brings to the team ATM 

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Just now, Jimmy_D said:

Feels like we've edged that half everywhere except the scoreboard. Their defense isn't easy to get past though.

Second half hat-trick for Ings to snatch the golden boot?

Elsewhere, Bournemouth are a West Ham goal away from safety at the moment!

3 goals would now put him level with Aubamayang wouldn't it? 

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2 minutes ago, hackedoff said:

The home results to lesser teams at home is nothing short of awful,this is no coincidence.

Well yes, we clearly have an issue with breaking down teams that sit back, but this does not alter the fact that S.U look very well organised. 

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Just now, Saint_clark said:

One tactic that may help with this is playing Redmond up top with Ings and playing Djenepo and Armstrong on the wings, to maximise movement and attacking intent. 

But arguably the way to get around this sort of setup is by stretching the game and getting in behind, so I'd keep Redmond exactly where he is. Not seen enough from Adams so far, needs to be more clever with his movement and offer us more of an outlet.

This is why I believe we need more flank players, as it's pretty much just Redmond and Moussa when he's fit.

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1 minute ago, Saint_clark said:

3 goals would now put him level with Aubamayang wouldn't it? 

Aubameyang started the day on 20, Ings on 21, Aubameyang currently has 2 to put him on 22. Vardy currently on 23.

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4 minutes ago, Jimmy_D said:

Feels like we've edged that half everywhere except the scoreboard. Their defense isn't easy to get past though.

Second half hat-trick for Ings to snatch the golden boot?

Elsewhere, Bournemouth are a West Ham goal away from safety at the moment!

Edged it? We've created no chances, zero goal threat and they could easily have had 3 

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Just now, Jimmy_D said:

Aubameyang started the day on 20, Ings on 21, Aubameyang currently has 2 to put him on 22. Vardy currently on 23.

Now supporting the aubmeyang golden boot as ings isn't getting a sniff today 

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1 minute ago, Teddeer said:

As things stand Villa could stay up at the expense of Bmuff thanks to the 'goal' Sheff Utd scored when VAR was not working. How cruel would that be!

Very cruel. Think the same thing happened to Bolton one season but they didn't have goal line technology then. To be denied in exactly the same circumstance when they do have goal line technology but it wasn't turned on is even more wincingly cruel.

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Hasenhuttl has to earn his corn with tactical changes and an inspirational half time talk. It seems plain that Vestergaard is the weak link in defence. He needs replacing or covering on that flank. Sheffield United are well drilled and tight and will be hard to break down. Being a goal up, they have no inclination to open up, and can rely on hitting us on the break at any opportunity. This is the type of team that gives us the difficulties at home. 

As it stands, get a draw and hope that Bournemouth beat Everton, and we go ahead of them, don't we? It would be a shame if we got that record of most home losses in a season, but thankfully it doesn't mean much given the number of away wins.

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1 minute ago, Mr X said:

We will be relegated next season if we can't sort home form... You can't rely on away form to save us again 

That’s the spirit after such a great run. Get your bet on sunshine it’s inevitable 

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1 minute ago, Mr X said:

We will be relegated next season if we can't sort home form... You can't rely on away form to save us again 

I don't see why not. It's not like you get more points for home wins. If we win every away game and lose every home game, that's fine by me. That'll see us on 57 points which should get a top half finish.

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