18 Aug 2018 12:54:44
Whats evryones bets on today?
I think it will be fairly close with probably a draw. I think that if saints can stop the threat of the wing play of richarlison, Walcott and potentially Bernard we should be OK. Also keep an eye on Siggurdsson and Tosun. Ings needs to start alongside either Gabbs or Austin, and would like to see Lemina running into the box like last week. not sure what defensive formation we should play though.

{Ed025's Note - 2-0 to everton for me damien..

1.) 19 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018 15:34:06
ok forget my last post!
what are we doing?!

{Ed025's Note - i thought you gave it a good go damien, the result was fair imo but you played some decent stuff mate..

2.) 19 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018 08:57:36
Sleeping in the first half which was a problem last season too. Also, as I set out in my match preview article, are players don't suit a 4-4-2, Redmond s less effective on the left and with only two central midfielders, Lemina was expected to do the job of two by supporting attacks and getting back to defend while Romeu sat as a screen. Outnumbered all too often and Lemina was often caught up or down field when we needed him elsewhere.

Second half was much better as we played with greater energy and asked some questions. Everton still could have scored another but missed opportunities too. Pickford was lucky to stay on after raking studs down Ings' back. Anywhere else on the pitch by an outfielder and that's going to be a free kick and a card of some description. Intentional or not, you cannot fly through the air with a straight leg at above waist height, studs showing and get away with making contact with an opponent.

But agree with ED. On the balance of play, they deserved it as the better team. Also, they got 7 of their 12 shots on target. Our wild shooting continues to cause issues as we only managed to get 4 of our 17 attempts on target.

We'll be stronger when Vestergaard and Elyounoussi return. I hope MH also sticks with a back 4 but goes to three midfielders and three attackers as that gives our team the best balance.

{Ed025's Note - there were a lot of positives for the saints figo and the side worked very hard, gave away too many free kicks in dangerous areas for me but the energy and endeavor bodes well for the future mate..

3.) 19 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018 17:59:35
Defensive mistakes again we just don’t seem to be on the pulse straight away
It’s like they’re still sat on the bus other teams come flying out the traps and we don’t
What I’ve kept on about for ages Is when we do break we
Get our selves up the other end then slow up why give the other team chance to get back
This isn’t something that’s been a over night problem it’s been with us for a few seasons now
If Redmond or who ever ran full pace no defender would be happy with that and either foul then or we’d score
Early days I know but we all don’t want a repeat of last year do we.

4.) 20 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018 11:59:49
One big difference to last year is that if we went 2-0 down we would never have got a goal back and instead we would have let another 1 or 2 in or played super defensive and create no chances. We were missing two of out star players and also Armstrong should have started as he creates some really good chances and is strong on the ball. COYR.