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20 Jan 2018 17:05:25
Officially in the bottom three!


1.) 20 Jan 2018 17:28:10
And we will be there all week 😕.

2.) 20 Jan 2018 17:53:39
Emphatic win tomorrow! let's pay em back for boxing day and start digging out of this hole! Come on you saints!




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04 Jan 2018 19:30:15
Like you Figo, I haved not posted for a while. I have watched, I have listened, I have inwardly digested what is going on.
The VVD situation being the reason for the current situation?
this is a copy of my Facebook posting today .

The signs of a good manager include, changing formations to win a game, changing formations when losing, changing game play at any time through the game FOR THE BENEFIT of the team, holding onto a winning position, adjust the team/ formation to counteract any changes the opposition may make, making the right substitutions, making substitutions at the right time, motivating your team . score out of 8 . a big fat ZERO!

They can dress this any way they like, they can blame anything . but as Roy H has proved with Crystal Palace and Big Sam at Everton, a good manager is absolutely crucial to not only how to play in the PL but survival too.

We are in absolute free fall, we are destined to be relegated if nothing changes. Do I now believe MP can change things round, absolutely NOT.

look at the Palace game, we were comfortable, moving the ball around, we scored. What did Roy do? change the formation, the players, the game plan . and aided by playing for a draw!

Will signings change anything .

i am firmly of the belief that we have fallen behind in the average quality of our players. While Lemina, Hoedt and gabbs have been good signings - to that I can now add Hojbjerg, he has been awesome! and playing like a captain, running the show.

MP relies almost exclusively on Tadic and Redmond being the providers to the attack, they are quite simply not good enough. I believe the quality of defenders in the PL has moved forward and are now too agile, quick and intelligent for these two.

I would like to add, JWP has definitely upped his game!

in summary, we have to change managers before its too late . it nearly is sadly.





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04 Feb 2018 20:58:04
I couldn't agree more .
reality is, there is no guarantee that Lemina will actually start in the next game. The same thing happened with hoejberg, came into the team, was outstanding and man of the match . and on the bench next game. Personally I think the midfield three of Romeo, Lemina and Hoejberg should be cast in stone. Although I would like to add, it wasn't until I watched Lemina play alongside Romeo that I realised how good L is . every time he passes the ball he moves for a return, when not on the ball he is always making himself available; Romeo looks very static .




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03 Feb 2018 15:50:14
mmmmmm we score two as I wrote that!
but we are still playing too slow! :-)




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03 Feb 2018 15:40:55
How? each game is like watching a repeat . in slow motion!
slow build up . no end product! we have changed absolutely nothing in the way we play! it hasn't worked in all the previous games and it won't work in this!
What more needs to happen for the manager to be sacked?




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01 Feb 2018 18:30:14
I think last night sums up perfectly why MP is not the man for the job. As all other posters have pointed out, last night was just bizarre. brighton are the lowest scorers in the division; 17 before last night's game. But he played as if we were against Man City and the like. We didn't need 5 in midfield and the five he picked (as figo pointed out), appeared to be a random selection of players, neither based on the opponents tactics or an attempt to win the game.
if ever there was a team to attack it was Brighton, leaky defense and poor attack. There was only one team on the pitch that was playing to win . Brighton . the other team were playing not to lose.
We can not argue with the quality of our signings . but last night in a must win game, we had our four most expensive signings on the bench?
and when he finally brought Carrillo on, our shape was disjointed. Carrillo went up front but Shane seemed to drop back to midfield .

Let's be honest . it has to be the end for MP . and now! he quite simply does not know how to win a game, the absolutely fundamental requirement to stay in the PL.




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20 Jan 2018 12:20:27
the money swirling around at the top clubs is huge, with transfer money being silly!

Southampton sat just under the clubs like Man C, Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool . and we competed against them and competed well. What has happened is that we are now gaining virtually zero points off the tops teams and now can't even get points off the lower teams.
the quality in the league is now much deeper, each team has match winners, each team is full of internationals. So for us to stay in and around the 6th/ 7th/ 8th position, we needed to maintain our momentum . and then up our game! we have done neither.

a perfect example is like Brighton's signing Locadia from PSV for 14M . a couple of seasons ago, a player from PSV would never ever sign for anyone except the 'big' clubs .

What do we do .

play drab football and hold out for draws - think we've proved we can't do that.

to be honest Figo, the first thing we should do is change the current 'system' . give two up front a try . play long and gabbi . play Lemina . do something different!