30 Oct 2021 12:30:04
In just over 1 1/ 2 hours we'll know if Ralph abandons his favourites and the slow, predictable, dull football.
Also littered with Redmond/ Walcott/ Djenepo attempting to beat the same player 3 times before going backwards.
JWP playing deep, passing deep, slowing our play down .
McCarthy giving the defence zero confidence .

Or he'll think, we'll my usual formation and players aren't working, let's make some changes . but . his PR job on the return of JWP says otherwise . who has also noticed the PR job on Redmond and McCarthy!

Let's see .

1.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 13:12:00
The Saints world waits with baited breath!

2.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 13:53:24
Ha ha.

3.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 14:04:44
Just seen the line up - for once I shall say nothing in the hope that eventually it will come good.

4.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 14:08:05
Lyanco, Forster, Diallo on the bench, 3 best players in the week against the league leaders. Why give them chances in cup games if they don’t get rewarded?

Also no Tella or Stu - but REDMOND STARTS. WHY!?

Obviously hopeful, we shouldn’t lose this game - shouldn’t - but that team selection genuinely baffles me.

5.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 14:10:12
No comment needed .
other than the man is a (. thinking of a polite word) . buffoon!

6.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 14:16:44
Maybe he’s just trying to wind us up and to be fair, it’s working!

7.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 14:25:41
Feel sorry for Smallbone . gives him a chance, he plays exceptionally well. Ralph entrusts him with a penalty and now he’s not even on the bench!
I stick to my comment, he has favourites he picks regardless of form, contribution or opponent.

{Ed014's Note - wasn’t it his first game back from injury, I’m sure most managers are careful in these situations.

Don’t set him back by over playing him right off the bat!

8.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 14:40:12
Fair comment Ed .

{Ed014's Note - I just thought he was well thought of and Ralph liked him but more often than not managers will do just this.

9.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 17:38:07
Well I’ll let Ralph off then ???? beauty of a goal from Che, but boy we don’t make winning easy on ourselves. Score more than one! But we’re now only a point behind the brilliant Brentford and Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds look poor so beat Villa and we can properly start looking up.

10.) 30 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 18:31:20
A huge difference is the way Romeu is playing. I know he gets caught out sometimes and ends up having to commit a foul, but he seems much more dynamic. He’s definitely looking to push forward more and looking for defence splitting passes.
Redmond was Redmond, wasted so much.