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Saints vs Shrewsbury - Match Thread


Man of the Match v Shrewsbury Town  

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  1. 1. Man of the Match v Shrewsbury Town

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2 hours ago, captainchris said:

Disagree totally with the importance you attach to the FA Cup.

This is the time to rest first team players and give the fringe youngsters a chance. 
We have a handful of players we need to offer first team experience to so that they are ready and available for league games when needed or to genuinely challenge the first team regulars.

This match is the perfect opportunity.

We should still role Shrewsbury over easily and also we don’t risk injury to our regulars. 
 

Tell me the most important event in our history that created enormous excitement at the time and will never be forgotten.

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6 minutes ago, Teddeer said:

Tell me the most important event in our history that created enormous excitement at the time and will never be forgotten.

The formation of the club in 1885 ticks all three boxes! 😉👼

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I guess that if the match is postponed  then it will be played mid-week next week or on the weekend of the 4th Round in 2 weeks time? Depending upon when the necessary negative tests come back.

I think there will be many postponements this weekend.

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4 minutes ago, M271 said:

I guess that if the match is postponed  then it will be played mid-week next week or on the weekend of the 4th Round in 2 weeks time? Depending upon when the necessary negative tests come back.

I think there will be many postponements this weekend.

Yeah. Derby sending a youth squad to play their match as all of 1st team isolating.

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12 hours ago, Baird of the land said:

If we can’t beat Shrewsbury whilst testing out a few youngsters then we aren’t going to win the cup.

These youngsters are going to be needed over the course of the season (as Monday showed), so giving them game time will help down the line.

The youngsters acquited themselves well enough v Liverpool so I say let them have their reward by starting v Shrewsbury. Our reserves should be as good as, if not better than league one players or they would not be in the Saints set up.

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1 hour ago, Eric The Red said:

Will it be rearranged, they might have to forfeit

 

Didn't this happen to Leyton Orient earlier in the season in the league Cup?

Its much harder to rearrange multiple cup games than league games. If there are multiple postponements over the 3rd and 4th round, I can't see how the competition will be complete in time for the Euros...

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4 minutes ago, RedWillie said:

BBC saying more than likely will be off. Not confirmed yet tho.

Someone ought to tell whoever runs the BBC Radio Solent Sport twitter account that it's not been confirmed yet.... they posted this c.40 minutes ago....

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On 05/01/2021 at 11:12, Teddeer said:

Play a reasonably strong side and make certain of the win because we have a genuine chance in the FA Cup this season and do not want to tempt an upset. Go strongly for the FA Cup because we can beat any side under Ralph. Don't make wholesale changes and risk messing up this opportunity.

While I agree in principal to not playing a weakened side in the cup to make sure we progress, at the same time this time it’s Shrewsbury not, say Brentford. Mourinho yesterday said that getting to the League Cup final is a victory for taking the competition seriously, but we played a full team against Brentford and lost. Shrewsbury are no Brentford however, and it is a perfect time to include some squad players, even if we only rest two or three of the big boys. If those players can’t win a game against a lower League One side, they probably shouldn’t be playing for us. That said I do think Ralph will field a near full team so the point is irrelevant.

 

Anyway it seems moot currently as the game looks like it will be postponed, meaning we have time to get some more players back from injury and rest others.

 

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33 minutes ago, Saint_clark said:

If Derby are allowed to send youth players instead of first team then Shrewsbury should be told to do the same or forfeit, ffs. We're going to end up with an additional midweek game now.

Completely agree, we don't need more fixtures piling up just because they haven't adhered to Hands Face Space. Play against their youth team, beat them 10-0 . If they forfeit then we get a good rest and hopefully get Chorley in the next round. Good start to a cup run. 

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37 minutes ago, Saint_clark said:

If Derby are allowed to send youth players instead of first team then Shrewsbury should be told to do the same or forfeit, ffs. We're going to end up with an additional midweek game now.

Could be the case that Shrewsbury want to 'do a Derby' and play the tie but Saints are hesitant...

No idea when this can be rescheduled.  4th round is only two weeks later (24th Jan), would think next mid-week (13th) would be too soon (BBC suggest Shrewsbury's next game on 16th Jan also in doubt) and we've got league games the two midweeks after that (20th & 26th).

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I thought I read somewhere that if the tie does not go ahead due to not having enough fit players , then the side who can't field a team have to forfit the match.

This might be why its not confirmed yet.

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  • Lighthouse changed the title to Saints vs Shrewsbury - Postponed

Saturday 8pm kick off for a match against a lower league team was a moronic time anyway so feels like good news. Will be a midweek game now, and at least we get a bit more rest time.

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3 minutes ago, CB Fry said:

Saturday 8pm kick off for a match against a lower league team was a moronic time anyway so feels like good news. Will be a midweek game now, and at least we get a bit more rest time.

Fans can't go to the game, so they have spread all the fixtures out and put every game on the TV. Why does it matter if it was 8pm on a Saturday or 3pm on a Saturday during a pandemic? If the game is rearranged, the 'rest time' will be reduced between other league games.

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7 minutes ago, Matthew Le God said:

Fans can't go to the game, so they have spread all the fixtures out and put every game on the TV. Why does it matter if it was 8pm on a Saturday or 3pm on a Saturday during a pandemic? .

Because it's a load of old shit.

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14 minutes ago, Matthew Le God said:

Fans can't go to the game, so they have spread all the fixtures out and put every game on the TV. Why does it matter if it was 8pm on a Saturday or 3pm on a Saturday during a pandemic? If the game is rearranged, the 'rest time' will be reduced between other league games.

8pm on a saturday night is a shite time for watching football - guaranteed my local in manchester won't be showing it 😉

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5 hours ago, jawillwill said:

Didn't this happen to Leyton Orient earlier in the season in the league Cup?

Its much harder to rearrange multiple cup games than league games. If there are multiple postponements over the 3rd and 4th round, I can't see how the competition will be complete in time for the Euros...

Pretty sure the Euros won’t happen 

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1 hour ago, Saint Garrett said:

Pretty sure the Euros won’t happen 

Euro's will happen, they won't postpone that again. Lots of $$$$ invested in that. It will go ahead in 'secure bubbles' and no fans.

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Starting to look like a lot of football will be cancelled in the coming weeks. As young fit people, hopefully most players who get Covid will only experience minor symptoms. But it starts to bring competitions into disrepute if more and more teams are missing more and more players. 

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Should just give us a bye to avoid it all becoming a farce although if two teams playing each other both have an outbreak then might become a case of who declares first

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Decision will have to be made soon before players travel, annoying as if we knew now Ralph can just give the players a few days off. 

From the sound of it a postponement is the most unlikely scenario , Shrewsbury need to decide whether to forfeit or send a group of players who have tested negative. That still seems unreliable, like Moeen Ali testing negative before flying to Sri Lanka then testing positive on arrival! 

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After yesterday’s dreadful scenes in America and the COVID death toll, something that warms the heart. Well done Spurs fans, that’s what being community spirited is about and helping a club that clearly does a huge amount of good in its environment. Will be a great day for Marine regardless of the result and is what the FA Cup should be about. 
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55412755

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I hope it goes ahead, would be good to give a games to half a dozen fringe players.  I know we should take it seriously as winning the cup would be dope, but if the second string can't beat Shrewsbury, it would be good to know sooner rather than later.

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I want the game to go ahead for footballing reasons, but a bit worried about the thought of us ending in a situation of missing anyone important the week after if their outbreak hasn’t been contained as well as they hoped! But i’m probably not clued up enough to know if that’s a likely scenario or not.

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3 minutes ago, saintwbu said:

I want the game to go ahead for footballing reasons, but a bit worried about the thought of us ending in a situation of missing anyone important the week after if their outbreak hasn’t been contained as well as they hoped! But i’m probably not clued up enough to know if that’s a likely scenario or not.

If it does go ahead I hope that social distancing between the teams is enforced. Makes me smile when the teams come out separately and the subs from the same team sit spaced a part but at the end of the match the teams embrace and hug each other! All that running about must have made them immune.

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