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04 Jun 2021 15:59:18
Forgive me for not doing cartwheels over Everton announcement today that Walcott is being released. There probably is a place for Theo in our squad but a two year contract seems unnecessary - 12 months and see how we go. If he turned it down then good luck elsewhere. He will have a bit part role at best next season and if history is anything to go by, much of it will be spent on the bench or in the treatment room.
Unfortunately, most of our transfer news is dominated by potential outgoing players. Fortune favours the brave - let's get active in the market, starting with a goalkeeper!

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09 May 2021 19:31:00
I think the Ralph debate will rumble on but he needs to go and go now. What we do between now and the rest of the season doesn't matter much (assuming we have enough points in the bag) .
I would sooner see the youngsters get game time - how good is Lndulu for example - no one knows. And what about the lad who lasted 78 seconds on his debut at Old Trafford?

An old cliche, but if you're good enough you're old enough e. g. Danny Wallace aged 16 making his debut against Man U.
What winds me up most is Ralph insisting we were "brave" against Liverpool last night - really?! How so Ralph? Because we tried to score or because we made some tackles. That's not brave - that's their bloody job. So Ralph, great guy that you are - now is the time.

On another note I think Adams struggles without Ings alongside up top. Ings would have buried that poor clearance from Allinson. I've watched him a lot in recent weeks and his first touch isn't good enough hence he misses too many half chances. A couple of wonder goals have probably deflected the fact that he has a lot to work on. Won't fault his industry though.
I agree with the majority view - no more Walcott, Redmond, Forster, McCarthy, Bertrand and a new manager (IMO) to get the best out of JW-P, Djenepo and the youngsters.

Millertime

1.) 10 May 2021 14:41:40
I agree with some of what you say but I think Forster has come on a lot. Djnenpo? I don't see it with him. Gives the ball away far too much, moves break down and we are in trouble. When was the last time he even looked like he could score a goal. We seriously need another good striker. I know Walcott will be just a signing on fee but if he is worth signing then why does Ralph keep pulling him off. see Djenepo, and Redmond for that matter.
We have some good players but not nearly enough.


2.) 12 May 2021 13:29:11
I see everyone calling for Ralph to go but let's be honest about it, who else would want to come in knowing that they have to work with what he has. It wouldn't make any difference if we had Pep come in. He would still struggle to keep us in the Premier league. Nothing will change until someone with megabucks buys the club and the chances of that happening are about zero. I think that we need at least 6 quality players brought in to make us competitive so that would be an outlay of £100 million +. That's just not going to happen. Over half of the present squad are championship players at best so to be playing next season in the Premier league is a miracle but I fear for our chances next season.


3.) 13 May 2021 09:06:37
You're off your trolley, if you really want to know how good our youngsters are look at the results, where we are in the youth leagues. Go see how well they are doing there and then decide if they can fit in.

The problem isn't Ralph at all. It's the squad he has at his disposal, we had a defensive crisis midway through the season and the team confidence took a massive hit. In my opinion we haven't recovered from. We play well most weeks but can't come away with the points unless ings is playing. It's got nothing to do with the manager. He should instruct his players to have a go at goal more a forward passing rather than coming home all the time admittedly but you are crazy if you think there is better out there on our budget. It's people like you who got Claude peul fired and he finished 8th and took us to a final.

Have a bit more loyalty in your club and people at it. We've seen lately about fan revolts she to ESL but without that squad and coaches we don't have a team to watch. Stop being so negative and get behind them. Due to finances we're a team that can only afford to avoid relegation each season but have been over achieving for years.


4.) 13 May 2021 11:30:12
SFCPhill, you need to moderate your tone if you are to engage in constructive dialogue. Football is about people and opinion. There are many people who consider Ralph tactically naive and there is supportive evidence to show why. Likewise your point about how good the youngsters are is dubious if you are looking at youth leagues. The gulf between that level is massive and as said previously, we have had lots of success blooding youngsters into the big time. At the moment, we are giving them bit parts at a time when they should be getting more minutes on the pitch.
People who have a different view to you are not disloyal - they care passionately about the club and it’s future.
I do agree with your views about the financial reality of the situation and that simply employing a new manager will be the silver bullet - it won’t. What we do need is a manager and a team who can provide a little more fight and spirit in a no shots on target semi final.


5.) 14 May 2021 01:11:49
It's nothing to do with whether or not someone is loyal to the club. I've been supporting Saints for almost 60 years through good times and bad but the fact remains that we are a very poor team and many quality players short of a half decent Premier league side. I want Saints to be competing against the best week in week out but with the present squad we will be losing heavily which affects confidence therefore making the following game even harder. Then what do we do? Bring a few U23s in and wreck their careers because they're getting badly beaten every game. Saints will only go downwards unless there is decent investment.


6.) 15 May 2021 09:14:45
I agree with those saying investment is required. There is talent there but injury problems are amplified because the depth of senior replacements is thin. The younger players do need to be improved and given game time but it feels like a couple of key injuries will cause problems all the time.


 

 

 

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23 May 2021 17:20:05
Well that sums Ralph up - taking off KWP who was by a country mile our best attacking threat. His substitutions are unbelievable (in a shocking way)

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1.) 24 May 2021 04:37:40
Still unconvinced yet by our Manager who continues to make erratic substitutions. Successful future signings will be Ralph’s survival ticket so considerations for the likes of Minimino may not achieve the level required. I can’t help but compare Ralph’s predicament to two previous reported applicants for SFC Management position ( Rodgers &. Moyes) who have both since achieved success with their respective Clubs following their appointments! Although in Ralph’s defence he was dudded with a very poor squad which the other two Managers’ were possibly aware of that situation at that time!


 

 

23 May 2021 16:36:11
Half hour gone and 2 - 0 down. Difference between the two sides is that Redmond plays for us - awful at both ends of the pitch.

Millertime

1.) 23 May 2021 16:58:54
Tedmond has been weak all year. Can’t pass, can’t defend, can’t score.


2.) 23 May 2021 18:04:55
I don’t know about everyone else but with this season now done, I have a sinking feeling about next. We would need to significantly improve the squad but the stark reality is we will be even weaker. I would take a top 17 finish right now.


 

 

15 May 2021 14:17:30
Beggars belief - Redmond starts again. Why, why, why? Even if he grabbed a couple of goals what would it prove?

Surely now we are mathematically safe giving the youngsters a chance in a low pressure match would make more sense.

As I've said many times before, this is clear evidence of Ralph's (yes I know we all love him) lack of strategic and tactical vision.

Hopefully Ralph will take full advantage of tapping up Lookman and persuading Lemina there is a place for him at St Marys if he loses the attitude.

Millertime

1.) 15 May 2021 15:23:11
20 minutes in, I rest my case - awful.

{Ed014's Note - he’s not the best is Mr Redmond


 

 

08 May 2021 22:12:38
We've played worse but the simple fact is, had Forster been in goal for Liverpool, we would have got at least a point. we must get a new GK who inspires confidence.
JW-P - when you look in the mirror what do you see? You added nothing and you actually need to work on your delivery from set pieces.
Redmond - no, I'm not going to go there.

Millertime

1.) 08 May 2021 22:29:09
Redmond, Walcott served ZERO purpose .
JWP . contributes nothing in the final third - where he is supposed to be contributing!


2.) 09 May 2021 03:25:27
With money apparently in short supply SFC must abandon any intentions of signing Walcott on current form plus his expected wages would account for the employ of 2/ 3 prospective young players. JWP would have to improve (as would Bednarek) to be automatic selections. next season. Agreed a top Keeper would probably save us 6/ 7 points a season. Redmond would be seen leaving in a taxi! Concerning that the under 18’s and 23’s seem to be copping a regular beating and with respect to the Manager who is still learning his Premiership trade ( behind Reporters’smoke screen) the Jury is still out!


3.) 10 May 2021 14:45:39
I think that JWP and Armstrong are doing a good job in midfield. I think that JWP would get forward more if Romeo was not injured. We really miss his power in defending the midfield.


 

 

21 Apr 2021 23:46:43
Please, please stop talking about "we didn't do enough" to win. They're all saying it . It's embarrassing this hand wringing after every game - "we weren't good enough" .

You're actually embarrassing yourselves and us as fans. How crap is it to support a club whose manager and players trot out the same line again and again.

And again .

Golden moment - no Bertrand. Silver moment - JW-P nearly went past a player. Bronze moment - McCarthy kept our run going of never saving a penalty.

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01 Jun 2021 23:33:16
I agree with you Norfolk Saint about Ings - it’s a travesty he didn’t get the nod and yes it does open up old wounds about Le Tis who would have walked into any other international side including Brazil, Argentina, Italy you name it.
But, and it’s a big but, I think you’re looking at JWP through Saints tinted glasses. I agree it’s a joke giving Henderson a place but JWP would not get in my squad either. He would only just get a place in my Saints side to be honest. Take his dead ball ability away and he’s ordinary. He contributes nothing in the last third - I cannot remember him taking a player on and beating him. Take David Beckham as an example of a dead ball specialist - he could do everything JWP does with a free kick and could change the game in open play. It maybe an unfair comparison but I would pick Mount and Grealish in front of JWP all day long.
Ings though is a different argument and as I would have him as cover for Kane at the very least - England need an impact sub and Southgate was mad to overlook him.

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13 May 2021 11:30:12
SFCPhill, you need to moderate your tone if you are to engage in constructive dialogue. Football is about people and opinion. There are many people who consider Ralph tactically naive and there is supportive evidence to show why. Likewise your point about how good the youngsters are is dubious if you are looking at youth leagues. The gulf between that level is massive and as said previously, we have had lots of success blooding youngsters into the big time. At the moment, we are giving them bit parts at a time when they should be getting more minutes on the pitch.
People who have a different view to you are not disloyal - they care passionately about the club and it’s future.
I do agree with your views about the financial reality of the situation and that simply employing a new manager will be the silver bullet - it won’t. What we do need is a manager and a team who can provide a little more fight and spirit in a no shots on target semi final.

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10 Apr 2021 20:49:12
I wasn’t suggesting that completion was a bad thing - it’s a very good thing. I was simply saying that for the first time in many years I’m struggling to see what the strongest team would be and a little bit of me wonders whether Ralph does (great guy that he is! ) . Hopefully he will call it right next Sunday!

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09 Apr 2021 20:37:11
I agree with you Manny but tell me - what would your first choice midfield 4 be if everyone was fit and available. Personally, I think it’s a very hard call but Winks offers more going forward than some of the options. As you say, would strengthen the squad but choosing a first XI would get that bit harder!

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26 May 2021 21:01:21
Wow - what an insightful debrief - thank you Saintggsy!
I completely agree with just about everything you have said. If I had 3 wishes it would be 1. Redmond out 2. New GK 3. Top 17 finish.

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23 May 2021 18:04:55
I don’t know about everyone else but with this season now done, I have a sinking feeling about next. We would need to significantly improve the squad but the stark reality is we will be even weaker. I would take a top 17 finish right now.

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23 May 2021 10:31:34
Lemina all day long. He has an arrogance on and off the pitch but his technical ability is excellent. At Fulham he showed less petulance and more team ethic and has probably matured a little.
I’ve always liked Josh Simms but he’s never had a run of games and Armstrong would be ahead of him. That said, I would play Simms in front of Redmond every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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15 May 2021 15:23:11
20 minutes in, I rest my case - awful.

Millertime

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30 Apr 2021 23:16:03
Ex players doing VAR - top shout that so long as they don't officiate on former clubs.

Millertime