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Saints 1-0 Villa - Match Thread


MotM?  

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  1. 1. MotM?

    • McCarthy
      2
    • Livramento
      1
    • Salisu
      13
    • Bednarek
      0
    • KWP
      16
    • Romeu
      36
    • JWP
      28
    • Elyounoussi
      5
    • S. Armstrong
      0
    • Adams
      26
    • A. Armstrong
      33
    • Lyanco
      0
    • Diallo
      0
    • Broja
      1


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1 minute ago, Suhari said:

Wow.

Talk about a game of 2 halves.

Proud of how we dug in and toughed it out in the second half.

Played poorly and won. Got to be pleased with that.

Mark of champions innit. Che will be happy.

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1 minute ago, VictiAbNonem said:

I think Che had an amazing game. He worked his ass off and brilliantly set up our goal as well as being the last man in defence a few times. I think it was close to his best game for us.

I agree, was very good. Thought KWP did very well playing on the ‘wrong’ side. Rom, JWP and AArm also put in a decent performance. Both CBs also generally fine apart from a couple of moments.

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4 minutes ago, OttawaSaint said:

Many people moaning on and on but that was a very professional performance. We killed them first half,  they should have been down to 10. They rallied seeing half but we were pretty comfortable apart from that CB cock up.

Enjoy the win!

First half we dominated, but it could quite easily  have ended up being a draw...2nd half we were abysmal.

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Get in. Another 3 points, another clean sheet.

People may say the second half was dire, but Villa were always going to throw the kitchen sink at us. McCarthy was barely troubled by a poor Villa side. We really should have been out of sight first half, but thats been our season really.

Positives - KWP was like a man possessed for the first half. Adam Armstong, great goal and made some great runs. Adams, Bednarek and Salisu all solid performances. Romeu doing what he does best. Ralph reacting to the Villa barage and going to 3 at the back and doing it early too. Commentator picked up that its one of his weaknesses which hes now addressing.

Negatives - Bit of a dip from Tino, but hey hes 18 and hes been unreal this season. Salisu nearly giving us a heart attack with no look back passes. McCarthy the same with some suspect kicking. JWPs corner delivery has been poor for a while - too many easy clearances at the front post or collected by Martinez.

Biggest negative - Andy Madley. Stinker

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3 minutes ago, VictiAbNonem said:

I think Che had an amazing game. He worked his ass off and brilliantly set up our goal as well as being the last man in defence a few times. I think it was close to his best game for us.

I kept an eye on him and he was excellent. He hold it up well, shows great awareness of where Armstrong is and is good at being calm on the ball and using his feet to get some space. 

 

Impressed.

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1 minute ago, saint lard said:

Appalling second half of football. 
two sides that were utter shite,battling it out to decide who’s less shite.

we were lucky to hang on to the title of the better of two shite teams.  
 

I’ll take another 27 games of ‘appalling’ clean sheets please, if you’re offering?

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3 minutes ago, saint lard said:

Appalling second half of football. 
two sides that were utter shite,battling it out to decide who’s less shite.

we were lucky to hang on to the title of the better of two shite teams.  
 

Cheer up

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1 minute ago, harvey said:

First half we dominated, but it could quite easily  have ended up being a draw...2nd half we were abysmal.

We weren't abysmal. We are streets ahead of that shambles of a team we were after going top last season. 

We seem calmer, more solid and patient. 

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won ugly. Well in the second half anyway. 5 at the back slowed them down but also ruined us. Glad we made it. When you look back at  the end of the season all you will see is the 3 lovely points. On anther day we will play well in the second half of a game and get nothing

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6 minutes ago, VictiAbNonem said:

I think Che had an amazing game. He worked his ass off and brilliantly set up our goal as well as being the last man in defence a few times. I think it was close to his best game for us.

This. My motm

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Great first half

Villa could have had a couple of players shown red cards.

Ralph changed it round when Villa were clearly getting on top.

Solid subs to shore it up at key moments.

Team all worked their socks off, and for each other to.

It was a narrow win, goals wise but Saints were miles clear 1st half and, after a change were solid.

Some really impressive displays all through the team.

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4 minutes ago, saint lard said:

Appalling second half of football. 
two sides that were utter shite,battling it out to decide who’s less shite.

we were lucky to hang on to the title of the better of two shite teams.  
 

I've noticed how positive you generally are so no doubt you'll understand how concerning it is for me to read this......

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Over the moon with the win of course, and again it’s a better result than the corresponding fixture last season so another step in the right direction.

in all seriousness though that second half performance needs analysing and fixing. We were lucky Villa we’re pretty toothless but better sides would have put us to the sword.

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4 minutes ago, Chez said:

won ugly. Well in the second half anyway. 5 at the back slowed them down but also ruined us. Glad we made it. When you look back at  the end of the season all you will see is the 3 lovely points. On anther day we will play well in the second half of a game and get nothing

This is right. The formation/personnel made it hard for us to play in the second half. But it also stifled Villa

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10 minutes ago, saint lard said:

Appalling second half of football. 
two sides that were utter shite,battling it out to decide who’s less shite.

we were lucky to hang on to the title of the better of two shite teams.  
 

Good thing we were superb in the first half. Cheer up fs

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We sure do make it hard for ourselves! We need to be better in the second half of games. Relieved more than anything.

Romeu MOTM for me and Moi very good too, especially first half. Impressed with Lyanco again, I'd have him in over Bednarek any day.

Well done Arma on a cracking goal, hopefully he can go on a run now.

COYR!

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Fuck me we made hard work of that. But we showed a great improvement on last season in grinding out the win. Good tactical subs from Ralph. I was calling out for Diallo to come on when he went for Lyanco and the change in formation. Then brought Diallo on to shore up further (when I was calling for Broja to take the game to them). Can't argue with the changes he made. They worked. Level on points with Everton and Leicester and up to 12th, for now at least.

Enjoy the weekend everyone. I will be hoping for wins for Spurs, Arsenal, Wolves, Norwich and Leeds (or for them to at least draw with Leicester). Wouldn't mind a Brighton win either.

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8 minutes ago, obelisk said:

Has Tino been told to stop getting forward? A number of times 2nd half he had the chance to get down the wing but kept choosing to turn inside before losing the ball.

Agreed, I think he's been 'Saints coached'...when Djenepo first came here he was exciting, you never knew what he was going to do...but now he's been coached to be too defensive.

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1 minute ago, Minsk said:

Fuck me we made hard work of that. But we showed a great improvement on last season in grinding out the win. Good tactical subs from Ralph. I was calling out for Diallo to come on when he went for Lyanco and the change in formation. Then brought Diallo on to shore up further (when I was calling for Broja to take the game to them). Can't argue with the changes he made. They worked. Level on points with Everton and Leicester and up to 12th, for now at least.

Enjoy the weekend everyone. I will be hoping for wins for Spurs, Arsenal, Wolves, Norwich and Leeds (or for them to at least draw with Leicester). Wouldn't mind a Brighton win either.

Yeah was shouting for Diallo constantly to come on because Elyounessi was very poor once we switched shape

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