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04 May 2021 23:34:57
You have to respect Mauricio pochettino for high fiving Sergio Aguero when he came on in the champions league semi final . that shows an understanding and respect of the game we love!

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07 Mar 2020 13:07:06
Today will be an interesting test of Ralph's team selection. I am hoping he moves JWP back into the number 10 role and uses on of the two right backs we had on the bench last week! Without Armstrong and Smallbone both injured, will be bring back Romeu? I hope not . how about being brave and having PEH and JWP with Djenepo and Boufal outside them .
back to the 'go for the win' mentality.

south_hants_rich

1.) 07 Mar 2020 14:49:03
Good to see Ralph reads this forum 👍
Great team selection today 😁.


 

 

10 Nov 2019 00:02:25
ok it's statistics time, and these have shocked me .
2018/ 2019 and 2019/ 2020 seasons
MIDFIELD
PLAYER GAMES ASSISTS
Romeu 43 0
JWP 38 0
PEH 42 3 (0 this season)

so our midfield are not only slow, can't tackle, they have provided ZERO assists this season . and only 3 over two seasons .

south_hants_rich

1.) 11 Nov 2019 15:23:04
I think it's a bit harsh to judge Romeu based on his assist rate as he is a defensive midfielder that doesn't get forward. JWP on the other hand should have assists next to his name as our primary set piece 'specialist' - although he barely gets the ball passed the first man from corners.

Looking at our overall assists from the first team, no one really adds anything in this field. There is no standout player that has got near 10 assists over the past 2 seasons.

Redmond - 4 assists last season, 0 this year
Ings - 3 assists last season, 0 this year

We are definitely missing a creative head in midfield, but we need a composed CM that can break up play with a composed head and move the ball forward, sort of like Schneiderlin.


2.) 12 Nov 2019 16:25:52
just to add Sofiane Boufal : 2 assists in 4 1/ 2 games!
The name that sprang to mind with a 'composed head and move the ball forward' . STEVE DAVIS . worked his socks off, has great awareness on the pitch, always looking for the forward pass!
Oh we sold him .
there must be a free agent out there somewhere we can sign ASAP.


3.) 13 Nov 2019 08:34:17
I agree Rich, Boufal is probably our most creative player, even though he is wasteful, he gets in good positions on the pitch and is unpredictable. I feel he should be getting more game time than he has been.

RH needs to use the international break to regroup and go back to the basics. If he wants to use his 4-2-2-2 he needs to drill this into the squad. Setting up to defensive does nothing for us. If we utilise and use the 4-2-2-2 formation correctly and press as a squad of players we will create chances. At the moment we are just sitting back and waiting for the opportunity, we need to start getting into the faces of our opponents. Pressing up top will relieve pressure from our defensive, if our defensive shape is good enough then other teams will struggle to break us down.


4.) 14 Nov 2019 00:00:59
I agree with you saintjay . but . pressing is all well and good if when you don't have the ball you can defend/ tackle . and most importantly get the ball back!
I think, like me, you have realised that our midfield is a huge part of the problem. Pressing is good and i love to see it, but let's say we press and yet again one of those stupid 'give away' passes. the opposition are bearing down on us .
our midfield . JWP can't tackle, can't track back quick enough . he's out of the game. Same for Romeu!
So now the opposition have in effect run straight through us .

Sound familiar? Leicester .

there has to be some free agents out there we are allowed to sign now!

More worryingly Ralph has not be sacked . so that means they believe in him? are they watching different games to us? they way he sets up, the way he changes things, his substitutions . his lack of tactical know how . ie 3-1 down playing awful, being over run . no changes til 70+ minutes .

ok so Ralph not sacked . so they believe in him .
so they must think it's the players . well what you going to do about it SFC!


5.) 14 Nov 2019 23:05:51
If we keep with Ralph they have got to provide him with new faces to fit his formation. At the moment drop those who are not performing - Redmond, Bertrand, Vestergard, PEH and JWP. Bring in Vokins, Boufal, Stephens or Yosh, Slattery and Adams. Back in the day Lawrie Mc would have signed Cahill and Toure on frees for decent wages to bring experience to the squad, help in training too. We now need to sign either the best in youth or pay over the top for quality to add. Having said that Ya Ya is still available!


 

 

30 Sep 2019 15:56:38
Not posted for a while, but thought i would share my thoughts on RH.
I am starting to worry he is doing a 'Mourinho'; ie alienating himself from certain players. Clearly a difference between RH and Bertrand, Cedric and his latest Valery.

Playing Cedric on the wrong wing, Danso in a position he never plays ie right back . what was he trying to prove against Bournemouth? how to lose?
PLaying Danso instead of Bertrand previously . and now playing Vestegard RB instead of Valery .

If he is trying to bring their ego's down to earth, it's the wrong way to do it!

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1.) 01 Oct 2019 03:03:36
It’s confusing with respect to Cedric’s last minute. withdrawal at Tottenham with no explanation offered when so much tactical planning would have been invested prior. Very Peculiar, . We know Ralph is well respected coach but his ‘man- management style would only be known to those closer to him. Perhaps certain players have attitudes not tolerated by him. He obviously requires the 100% support of Squad Players to maintain discipline. It is noticeable however that the dramatic rise of Leicester (under Brendan Rodgers ) & Schalke inGermany (under David Wagner) less time RH has been sorting SFC out!


2.) 01 Oct 2019 17:08:14
I think, for whatever reason, he has diverted focus away from tactics etc and onto the man management side. To play Danso right back was bordering on insanity, to move Vestegrard to right back with Valery on the bench was bizarre. I know a lot of people do say they have contacts in the club, but i do have direct contact with a lot of the younger players and some of the younger ones recently added to the first team squad. I was aware of his spat with Cedric and various other things. He seems to not like egos. While i understand that a bad ego can be negative for a team, a positive, cocky ego can be good for the team. WE are talking about professional footballers who need some cockiness to 'say' to the opposition, we're not afraid of you!
Bertrand has an air of that but why not, he is a good player, gives his all, been there done it. Cedric has won the Euros!

They didn't get where they are being nice, quiet, reserved people!
Maybe someone like Valery it's a different story, he's suddenly come from nowhere and just maybe he has got a bit full of himself.

Maybe RH needs to concentrate on his tactical skills and stop trying to play what is almost devils advocate!

Charlie Austin is a different category - relegated to training with the Under 21/ 23s and i am told was made to clean cars . how true i don't know.


3.) 06 Oct 2019 08:39:58
I think you may be reading more into the situation than is actually there. Team selection is nuanced and match specific and shouldn’t be reduced to simple player – coach disagreements. RH has highlighted that YV has been struggling in training and his performance has dipped. He also underlined its not a case of not trusting YV. He is a young player, still developing and his from will be inconsistent. But now he has been training hard and is looking to be involved v Chelsea.

The club failed to invest in full back positions again this summer despite selling, so we have two right backs, one of which stated a desire to leave over the summer and the other is young and still learning. On the other side, we have one left back in Bertrand.

We praise RH for taking a stern approach with players, insisting they invest in his vision or they drop out, but then when things on the pitch aren’t perfect, you think we should bemoan his approach and say he’s going too far? We should second guess why certain players aren’t playing?

About Valery, RH has already spoken this week. Cedric pulled out against Spurs because of a calf injury sustained during the week’s training and aggravated in the pre-game warm-up. RH also explained the reasons for his line-up choice v Spurs which is perfectly sensible. Yes, experimenting with Danso in a full back position in the past has been unsuccessful, but so what? Given our scant options, I’m perfectly happy for the head coach to try a few things to see what works.

Comparing our team to Leicester and Schalke is ridiculous. Leicester have a very talented squad of players with a balanced blend of youth and experience that should see them challenging for European places this season. That alone is not down to Brendan Rodgers. Schalke have played 7 games so far under David Wagner and a season’s performance cannot be judged after 7 games.

Also, what’s the point in repeating silly rumours about Charlie Austin that you yourself state you don’t know are true? They are the seeds of undermining our head coach and sewing them does nothing but harm. If this forum is to become a negative spiral of nonsense and a platform for sharing unfounded conjecture then I for one will be checking out. Its disappointing that this forum is far more active when we aren’t playing well compared to when we are struggling. I understand why that is, but perhaps things would feel slightly less bleak if there was a positive post for every negative one.

Given we are only 7 games into the season, shouldn’t we just let things develop and see how we get on? RH has already demonstrated more ability than our last few head coaches and given the ability levels in our squad, we cannot expect too much. We are targeting a finish between 10 and 14 place this season. Anything more is unrealistic at this stage. Its frustrating that we are not playing better at the moment but RH has done enough to earn our trust and patience. let's not be hyper-critical before the season really starts to show its colours.


4.) 06 Oct 2019 12:56:27
Just let RH do the job that he was brought in for. He can only work with what he has so we have to give him time.


5.) 06 Oct 2019 13:29:19
He played a left sided centre half in a position he had never played - right back, while moving CEdric to left back and Bertrand on the bench. FACT
It was either stupid or naive or both :-)


6.) 06 Oct 2019 13:32:02
and to add, it didn't work we were absolutely awful! not surprisingly . and as someone who has supported Saints for 52 years, just sometimes criticising the manager is allowed :-)


7.) 11 Oct 2019 16:41:33
@South_hants_rich

Had Bertrand been fully fit, I don't believe he would have played Cedric at LB and Danso at RB.


 

 

20 Jan 2019 11:20:33
I think the problem I have had til now is the (misguided) belief that as professional footballers, they shouldn't need to be told how to play. I have sat back and watched and thought what the dickens is he doing, why did he make that pass, why did he not close that player down. Koeman was a manager that used to watch, analyse and guide the players and he left.

But SIR H. is different, he adds the dimension of passion! many are saying 'oh its great Bednarek, redmond, [other player]' has upped their game. but reality is they were great players, but just needed that tweak. that direction, that steering and now we have it! an exceptional manager in every way. And I know some think we'll lose him to a 'bigger' team, but fingers crossed he loves it here :-)

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1.) 20 Jan 2019 12:03:17
He will likely leave by the end of next season. by which point we should be rejuvenated and be able to replace him with similar. not the boring dross of a puel or Pellegrino.

It's no good having good players with no direction. Not in the modern game. Also having good players with just "passion" will work for a while but eventually come undone tactically. RH has given them the passion and fight and got the new manager bounce, but he's also sorted us out in terms of fitness, work rate, organisation defensively and a plan when attacking. All of which means it can actually LAST!


2.) 20 Jan 2019 14:12:37
Hopefully the owners/ directors will realise that you can't run a club the size of ours purely as a business. I know that nobody will just throw money at a club the size of Southampton but they must know that if we don't invest we will fall down through the leagues again. Last time that happened we were lucky enough to get Marcus in to rescue us but that's unlikely to happen again. Unfortunately with smaller clubs it's a matter of speculate to accumulate. I just don't think that our present owners are willing to put the money in which makes me question their love of the club. With a little investment RH might be open to staying with us to see if he can get us back to where we were a few years ago.


3.) 20 Jan 2019 19:55:24
I agree that with a bit of investment in new players, RH will stay. He seems to like the club and as he has said before he isn't ready for a big club yet. The fans also seem to love him and he appreciates it, even after matches you can see him looking at the travelling fans or at home.


4.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:25
You never know if we look after him he might be an old fashioned manager that likes to hang around and see where he can take us. He knows that we'll never be a big club but if he likes a challenge you never know. Whatever he decides in the future I think we need to back him as much as we can now.


5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:33:00
Have you guys watched the fans conference that both Ralphs did last week? Kreuger underlined the whole financial situation. Although Mr Gao hasn't invested a lump sum of money into the transfer window yet, every penny that the club makes goes back into the club. From player sales to match day tickets. They're unlikely to invest in January, but he has hinted that they will be looking to recruit heavily in the summer.

RH summed it up perfectly, by saying that we can't always sign expensive new players and that he'd rather sign someone young into the club that he can develop, so another Bednarek or Hojbjerg or Redmond. Essentially reinstalling the "Southampton way". I mean look at all the players we've spent a lot of money on and how they've worked out:
Vestergaard - okay he's come into the first team under RH but no one has been rating him all season
Carrillo - he played like 2 seconds last season now he's off on loan
Boufal - he's gone off on loan elsewhere
Lemina - good player, but I doubt he'll be able to get into our current team

I just don't think we'll ever be able to please our fans. Half of them want to see youth players coming through the ranks, then the other half want to see millions spent on new players.


6.) 21 Jan 2019 11:29:09
Does anyone think he might get the best out of Carillio and Boufal?


7.) 21 Jan 2019 11:44:49
I would love to change back to the old Southampton way by signing young, hungry players and develop them. Rumours are we trying to sign Clarke from Leeds. "The Southampton Way" type of player. :)

Ralph seems to be really happy here and I hope he will stay at least 'til the end of his current contract. Hopefully much longer!


 

 

 

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18 Sep 2021 18:29:54
Well that was an amazing draw.
Romeu played much smarter, keeping tight and reading the game. JWP a bit slow on the ball at times but his deliveries back to their best and he also kept much tighter.
I worried we were playing for a draw from the 1st minute, but it seemed like they realised City were playing as fast so we upped our game. So many chances could have been created were our final balls better. Mo continues to impress as his confidence grows, very clever player.
Redmond picked again! Excellent at dribbling the ball around and about and around again but awful when it comes to that final decision.
Great point!
Well done Saints.

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1.) 19 Sep 2021 13:50:14
Clean sheets are what we didn’t have last season so a massive improvement so far. Fingers crossed now that we can make the correct decisions in the final third and take some of those chances. Hats off to Ralph and the team for a great foundation. COYR!


 

 

18 Sep 2021 12:18:10
Today's team .
McCarthy - not a great fan of his but he has played well of late

KWP Bednerek Salisu Perraud

Tino JWP Tella Mo

Broja Armstrong

No Redmond, Djenepo . definitely out
Romeu way too slow against a fast flowing Man City.

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11 Sep 2021 14:30:03
And another of Ralph's bizarre team selections .
Djenepo again?
Redmond up front?
Best players on the bench! Imagine if you are Che Adams or Broja and you see Redmond chosen ahead of you .
Or Djenepo ahead of tella?

south_hants_rich

1.) 11 Sep 2021 16:35:06
75 minutes gone .
Djenepo and Redmond awful but still on .
lost for words .


2.) 11 Sep 2021 20:34:50
I liked the change in tactics in the second half from Ralph. The 4-2-3-1 looked better. However, Armstrong was living off scraps for 90 minutes. I can see why Djenepo plays because he can track back and we can defensive slot onto a back 5.

Aside from that I'm happy with the clean sheet but going forward we're so slow and not creative.


3.) 12 Sep 2021 02:28:52
Well Ralph seems to have taken credit for his formation when the posters on this site have repeatedly expressed their views for settled regular full backs, Diallo in for Romeu (albeit a yellow card or injury forced. this change)! JWP further forward and Broja up top (but not selected from kick off. )? Djnepo the jury still out. I’ve concluded that Redmond is. Ralph’s ‘Favourite Boy’ (similar to Walcott) who. was picked regardless of form and who both render the whole team 10% underpowered which ultimately puts extra pressure on the remaining players. This has been evident for weeks gone bye but Ralph chooses to play him in preference to Tulla. It’s somewhat comparable to expecting an old car to perform with one spark plug misfiring! Assuming that with S. Armstrong available and Adams champing at the bit Ralph may just (Fall Into) his best x1)unexpectedly in the future courtesy of future player injuries/ reprimands. This game was another opportunity missed!


4.) 12 Sep 2021 05:59:04
Although I have criticised Ralph in the past for his short comings at times but he is still a well respected and knowledgeable coach who would likealy be a success in the Championship League where some of his uncanny team selections and questionable substitutions would be punished far less quickly than in the Premiership. Perhaps eyes will begin to be cast east coast wards towards Brighton and Graham Potter if current draws continue. The question is would he be interested? The speculation regarding Sam Johnstone would be an excellent move- Top Drawer (if the points aren’t accumulating he may be required in January)!


5.) 12 Sep 2021 12:05:45
The worrying thing about the continued selection of Djenepo and Redmond, is there virtually non existent contribution to the attack. Yesterday was probably the most destructive I have seen these two play. Poor shooting, poor decision making, poor passing, poor reading of the game. No matter how much time Redmond had on the ball, he didn’t have a clue what to do, let alone pick the right pass. Djenepo was awful, stumbling around, always trying to do anything but pass the ball to a teammate. We will not win games while these two are on the pitch. With their service so poor and JWP and Romeu playing virtually zero decisive balls, we have very little threat going forward other than Mo. We’re it not for the great runs and crosses from Perraud and Tino we would have had nothing in the way of attacking momentum.
Pair KWP and Tino, pair Perraud with Mo .


6.) 12 Sep 2021 13:15:19
When Antonio got sent off if basically levelled it up 10 v 10 because Redmond doesn’t count. Awful again and picked in front of Tella - amazing!

Credit where it’s due, McCarthy had a much better game - one top save and generally dominant for crosses but his distribution is still poor and lads, stop playing tippy tappy stuff in our own 18 yard box - twice we could have been left very embarrassed. It’s not clever and not is it a good look unless you are 3 or 4 up, and how often does that happen.


7.) 12 Sep 2021 16:21:08
Actually, you could say he was picked in front of Broja too as he was played up front?


8.) 12 Sep 2021 20:12:03
Totally agree. Hopefully Broja will get game time - he looks a handful - the physical presence up front we’ve been missing.


9.) 13 Sep 2021 14:00:44
After reading reports I find it very unusual for SFC to put out a statement naming their preferred successor to Ralph at this time. Could the Big Fella be on the move? -Hope not at this stage but for the record please add Graham Potter and Eddie Howe to head up the list of prospective candidates!

{Ed077's Note - genuine question, Who is the preferred successor to RH named by Southampton?


10.) 13 Sep 2021 15:12:59
REPORTED. —- (Steve Cooper) ex Swansea City.


11.) 13 Sep 2021 15:48:51
Ed077. Referred article reported Southampton rumoursNow headlined GAO must avoid Saints nightmare over key decision Mon. 13/ 9/ 21 Football FanCast.com article by Daniel Emery 13/ 9/ 21 according to Alan Nixon of (The $##) 12/ / 9/ 21 pg 64 via The 72. Trust this substantiates.

{Ed077's Note - OK thanis


12.) 13 Sep 2021 22:52:56
Did Ralph really believe he could continue with his
- bizarre team selection
- bizarre substitutions
- poor tactics and tactical changes
- no plan B
- picking players not good enough or not on form
- playing players out of position
- picking Redmond and Djenepo regardless

He has gone from making absolutely zero formation changes to making changes in last two games.
Has he had the ‘this can’t go on or else…’?

All I know is his learning curve has had a very downward trajectory! Yes he’s made some tactical changes in the last two games, but he is not playing his best team and continues to pick Redmond and Djenepo- who had the worst games ever! Djenepo did track back while Redmond ball and player watched.

If he picks Redmond over Broja, Djenepo over Tella .
Then he doesn’t deserve our sympathy or praise!


13.) 14 Sep 2021 00:18:02
Eddie would be an upgrade - the others are just names banded around who would make little difference.

Personally I would take Eddie right now because I have long lost faith with Ralph - nice guy that he is (God, that is getting so repetitive) .

When we finally get to win a PL game, it won’t be because of Ralph but in-spite of Ralph. Sad but true - I have yet to find anyone, and I mean anyone who would play Redmond in front of the options he has. It is also a sign of how far we have plummeted when respected posters suggest that 3 draws and a defeat is an ok return. Really? If we as supporters accept that then there is no prospect of a bright future - we are the bedrock of a club we have supported over decades - the present management/ board are lacking in ambition, drive and strategy. There are those who will disagree but please, please do not keep espousing the Southampton way. That more than anything defines our acceptance of mediocrity because in 3 years time we might just be better.


 

 

25 Aug 2021 19:39:46
Looking forward to KWP playing with Mo.
Love to see Tino and KWP on one wing . and Perraud and Mo on the other .

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22 Aug 2021 10:36:36
So today could be judgement day for Ralph. but then so have many other days too!
If he plays Djenepo and Walcott after their dire performance last week, on top of many others like it, then Ralph has lost the plot!

We have a good attacking front two, we have a good defence if you swap stephens for Bednerek, but we have no one in the engine room/ wings to provide the all important crosses and passes

Leave Tino at right back who was superb,
Djenepo and Walcott replaced by Mo and Tella, or even KWP
So that leaves Romeu and JWP in midfield
both very slow and both will be overrun by Man U . so let's bring Armstrong in for one of them .

Will be interesting .

south_hants_rich

1.) 22 Aug 2021 12:04:15
I think we need to play both Forster and McCarthy in goal to be honest.

Seriously though, if we play the same side and shape as last week we will be buried before the hour marker.

I don’t expect any points but I do expect them to die trying.
You can almost write the post match comments now.

{Ed014's Note - to be fair I’ve watched you run rings around them for a few games recently but they’ve always managed to spawn a win.


2.) 22 Aug 2021 13:10:31
Line up is in…. same side as Everton. This could be a long day.


3.) 22 Aug 2021 13:40:37
Manny
I’m sure Ralph saw lots we didn’t see against Everton …
Unbelievable to pick the same side. walked over by Everton second half, let’s hope Man U have an off day.


4.) 22 Aug 2021 13:45:36
I'm actually starting to think that Ralph has lost the plot.


5.) 22 Aug 2021 13:04:36
He picked the same team …….
Nothing else to say!
Hopefully Ed we’ll run rings around them again.

{Ed014's Note - well you could and should have won mate!


6.) 22 Aug 2021 15:55:59
But what do I know lol.


7.) 22 Aug 2021 21:36:12
The main reason we got something from that game……Ralph made a good change. Hooking Walcott at half time was a great sub. Let’s hope he continues with the changes (when required) .


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2021 15:38:55
Nothing of value to bring on? You mean subs?
KWP
Diallo
Armstrong
Tella

For starters.

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16 Aug 2021 18:52:46
So Ralph will play him on the left wing and Diallo centre back . apologies for my cynical answer . losing the faith after another Ralph debacle.

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09 Aug 2021 12:29:41
SaintG . first time I’ve known you to be so disillusioned.
I know how you feel, both you and I life long Saints fans, but feeling we still don’t have direction .

But we do now have two fantastic full backs, Perraud will add so much more to the team.
So just maybe with Salisu coming up to speed, we’ll have an excellent defence.
I do worry about Redmond and Djenepo. It doesn’t matter who we have up front, if they don’t get the ball they can’t score. Redmond and Djenepo break up more of our attacks than they create!

Midfield needed bolstering big time. JWP playing way too deep to influence games.

Armstrong overlapping with KWP or Perraud will be a sight to behold!

Let’s hope Ralph has also learnt to not play players out of position. although his desire to use Djenepo as a wing back has me baffled? Djenepo has never been able to tackle and often is studs up when he does.
COYR.

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25 Feb 2021 16:12:33
Overpaid pretenders : one standout pretender is Redmond, to be playing him upfront is bizarre.
Not quite good enough - sadly I think Bertrand is past his best by quite a way.
Stephens - simply not good enough

The bednerek and vestergard partnership worked very well, but now Salisu is on the team sheet, that partnership is gone.

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25 Feb 2021 16:07:16
I think you’ll find Ralph is someone who likes to make the decisions. He stands up the whole game and very rarely consults his coaching staff! He doesn’t even stand near his coaching staff! Richard K the assistant is a very knowledgeable and experienced man.

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13 Sep 2021 22:52:56
Did Ralph really believe he could continue with his
- bizarre team selection
- bizarre substitutions
- poor tactics and tactical changes
- no plan B
- picking players not good enough or not on form
- playing players out of position
- picking Redmond and Djenepo regardless

He has gone from making absolutely zero formation changes to making changes in last two games.
Has he had the ‘this can’t go on or else…’?

All I know is his learning curve has had a very downward trajectory! Yes he’s made some tactical changes in the last two games, but he is not playing his best team and continues to pick Redmond and Djenepo- who had the worst games ever! Djenepo did track back while Redmond ball and player watched.

If he picks Redmond over Broja, Djenepo over Tella .
Then he doesn’t deserve our sympathy or praise!

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12 Sep 2021 16:21:08
Actually, you could say he was picked in front of Broja too as he was played up front?

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12 Sep 2021 12:05:45
The worrying thing about the continued selection of Djenepo and Redmond, is there virtually non existent contribution to the attack. Yesterday was probably the most destructive I have seen these two play. Poor shooting, poor decision making, poor passing, poor reading of the game. No matter how much time Redmond had on the ball, he didn’t have a clue what to do, let alone pick the right pass. Djenepo was awful, stumbling around, always trying to do anything but pass the ball to a teammate. We will not win games while these two are on the pitch. With their service so poor and JWP and Romeu playing virtually zero decisive balls, we have very little threat going forward other than Mo. We’re it not for the great runs and crosses from Perraud and Tino we would have had nothing in the way of attacking momentum.
Pair KWP and Tino, pair Perraud with Mo .

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11 Sep 2021 16:35:06
75 minutes gone .
Djenepo and Redmond awful but still on .
lost for words .

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02 Sep 2021 10:36:10
Good Morning Elfigo
Your very detailed analysis are always good to read. but you have to be honest, in effect you are describing very basic mistakes that the same players have been doing, not just week in week out, but season after season.

Romeu has not tracked his man, has been caught in position, has had to foul people for a long while.
Jack Stephens can be having a very good game but will then suddenly ball watch, not track his man, poor marking at dead balls etc etc

I was disappointed he took Perraud off and put KWP on at left back. He wasn’t voted the best left back in the French League for nothing! Ralph needs to stop this dabbling with players out of position. Yes KWP did well, but push KWP forward to play ahead of Tino; that makes not only a very strong, fast and dynamic partnership, but also great defensive cover.

Mo can play both wings, pair him with Perraud.

Most certainly shouldn’t be playing Djenepo. Effort 9/ 10, productivity 1/ 10 . can't ‘carry’ anyone in this league .

As for Romeu and JWP . what do we do with them? Both too slow .,
Redmond . did have. Good period with a great cross, but phew how many of our fast attacks end up going nowhere …

Shouldn’t Tella be starting every game?

Armstrong and Broja up front?

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