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WBA can score, they have very good attacking players. Their issues are on defence, and specifically the back 4. Also they only have 1 pt, but they have played Everton (who is in form), Chelsea, and Leicester. Leicester was 0-0 at the half (a 0-2 loss), Everton was I think tied at the half but then they lost a player to a red card, and Chelsea of course was a draw. They are better than people think, and will not be a push over. By the way I didn't see Austin even on the bench today, I don't think he even makes the team for matches anymore.

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5 hours ago, Vancouver Saint said:

Will be interesting to see if Ralph releases the hounds to go for the win, or plays that dour rubbish we saw today...

 

I will be perfectly happy with dour rubbish and a 1-0 win rather than exciting high press 3-4 defeat . Lets get the momentum going and get some points on the board and then worry about style.

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Don’ t underestimate the Baggies as it borders on the arrogant. They have some really good attackers and their aggression is legion. I would like to beat every other team in the Premier but know full well we never will but, we can try. Write WBA off at your peril. 

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We will win, Ralph will say that the performance shows how good our squad if and he’s happy with it despite us only bringing in a last minute loan signing from a club we’ve never heard of. Everyone will applaud and say how great it is we give youth a chance, that we can’t afford anyone anyway and the January transfer window is only 3 months away, let’s assess what we need then.

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Interesting game. Got to get past the shit home form and win it. 

WBA are terrible, especially defensively but the Chelsea game highlights how unpredictable this season is. You'd think throwing it away might set them back a bit. 

We can't sit back. Got to just go for them, they're not a side who can defend for 90 mins and hope to sneak a 1-0. Early goal and we'll be fine but I have no faith in our side when anything goes against us. 

Do think fans will have to get used to erratic performances and results. It's going to happen to all clubs. City weren't dissimilar to us v Spurs yesterday. Our squad is still mid table and we'll be fine, but I doubt there'll be any long unbeaten runs. 

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13 hours ago, Vancouver Saint said:

Not particularly relevant to this thread but just gotta point out - Man City and Man Utd 13th and 14th - gotta love it!

Yes, after both having played 2 (TWO) games. If it's the same picture in May (it won't be) then it will become amusing.

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14 hours ago, Vancouver Saint said:

Not particularly relevant to this thread but just gotta point out - Man City and Man Utd 13th and 14th - gotta love it!

 

1 hour ago, cloggy saint said:

Yes, after both having played 2 (TWO) games. If it's the same picture in May (it won't be) then it will become amusing.

If Man City and Man Utd have still played only 2 games in May then something has gone disastrously wrong with the season! 😉

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23 hours ago, Turkish said:

We will win, Ralph will say that the performance shows how good our squad if and he’s happy with it despite us only bringing in a last minute loan signing from a club we’ve never heard of. Everyone will applaud and say how great it is we give youth a chance, that we can’t afford anyone anyway and the January transfer window is only 3 months away, let’s assess what we need then.

Sounds as if you have been a Saints supporter for quite a while.🙄

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Pereira is their main threat.  If we can keep him quiet then we should have a decent chance of winning as defensively they look poor, yeh they scored 3 goals against Chelsea but all of them were errors and they basically scored with every shot they had. 

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On 27/09/2020 at 22:50, SuperSAINT said:

I fear the high line will return.....

The "high line" wasn't really the problem, it was the fact we stopped pressing in midfield, and let them pick their passes. Also Stephens and KWP being the wrong side or not reacting quickly enough.

Carragher did some analysis on it on Sky and he was spot on.

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5 hours ago, tajjuk said:

Pereira is their main threat.  If we can keep him quiet then we should have a decent chance of winning as defensively they look poor, yeh they scored 3 goals against Chelsea but all of them were errors and they basically scored with every shot they had. 

Let’s hope FF isn’t in goal then 😉

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To get the win over Burnley was massive however they come. This is another huge game, we have to beat teams at home that you would expect to be in the bottom half. I would expect we need 6 points in October from the the 4 fixtures especially playing West Brom, Chelsea, Everton and Villa that would set us up nicely going into a difficult November although we should pick up some points in December too. 

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14 minutes ago, ErwinK1961 said:

Any ideas who the coach is in picture two? (Not talking about Dave Watson)

Carl Martin, I think. 

From the B team article on the OS:

Additionally, to promote further integration throughout the age groups, Under-18s coach Carl Martin has moved into the first-team coaching staff on a 12-month sabbatical, allowing him to spend a full season with Hasenhüttl and his staff before then taking the methods and approaches he learns back into the Academy.

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15 minutes ago, SuperSAINT said:

Carl Martin, I think. 

From the B team article on the OS:

Additionally, to promote further integration throughout the age groups, Under-18s coach Carl Martin has moved into the first-team coaching staff on a 12-month sabbatical, allowing him to spend a full season with Hasenhüttl and his staff before then taking the methods and approaches he learns back into the Academy.

Thanks mate 👍

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38 minutes ago, SuperSAINT said:

Carl Martin, I think. 

From the B team article on the OS:

Additionally, to promote further integration throughout the age groups, Under-18s coach Carl Martin has moved into the first-team coaching staff on a 12-month sabbatical, allowing him to spend a full season with Hasenhüttl and his staff before then taking the methods and approaches he learns back into the Academy.

All part of the master plan (can’t remember what it’s actually called) and a good part imho

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WBA concede goals but they also score a fair few too and attack with no fear, nervous about this one, anything less than a point will be a bad result, we should be taking points off these teams bit how many times have we said that? Like others have pointed out we are really a one man team in terms of goals, you keep inggs quiet and that's 95% of our attacking threat gone. 

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  1. Well I like West Brom, I find their fans (generally) pretty friendly and a definite cut above either Villa or Wolves. Their team however looks pretty bad with a particularly leaky defence, cue a desperate 1-0 or 2-1 defeat 😒
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1 hour ago, suewhistle said:

Heh? How much are beers in NZ?..

I assume you mean in the pub?  Don't know as I haven't been in one for years (unlike my former days).  

Probably still too much.

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It would be nice to see Djenepo freed to do his stuff. He was clearly acting on orders to play it safe last week.  I was grateful for the three points but bored rigid by the game.  

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3 hours ago, Pilchards said:

When was the last time we played a home Sunday match starting at 12.00?

I reckon we are unbeaten so it’s a good omen.

Two weeks ago, lost 5-2. 

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By the sound of this quote from Ralph, Vestergaard in line to start again tomorrow: 

"Jannik’s had some difficult times here, not always supported like is good for a player, but I think he was the best man on the pitch last weekend. Hopefully he can step up this weekend."

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