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26 Feb 2020 20:32:19
Does anyone have a view on the story that Adam Lalana may be coming back, my view is that although he is a talented player I don't think with his age and injury record coupled with our high pressing style that he would be a good fit also he would probably stop Smallbone and others who look like they could be the next off of the Southampton production line.

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24 Feb 2020 14:29:52
Never thought I would posting this, but absolutely pleased for the progress by Jack Stephens. Just sometimes we have to accept we are looking in from the outside and that it is the professionals within the game that see things we don't.

I was all for sending him off to some lower division!

Clearly encouraged to run with the ball, he is very impressive!

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25 Feb 2020 10:35:52
Jack Stephen's is arguably our best CB, I personally think he's better than Bednerak. And failed to understand how he hasn't been able to cement a place in the starting 11 our the past 3 seasons. When he stepped up to replace Fonte and partnered Yoshida under Puel, we had one of the best defences in the league during that period of time (6 clean sheets in 14 games) . His positional play is outstanding, he's become great as the last man and is very good with the ball at his feet.

Does anyone think that he could get called up to the England Squad? I think there's a few Saints players knocking on the door and he's one of them.

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25 Feb 2020 11:45:45
Looks like you could be right saintjay. Seems like Danny might get another chance and JWP is knocking on the door again. Would love to see Stephens get a chance too. All depends on how much Southgate has been watching us I suppose.

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25 Feb 2020 19:16:17
All three certainly deserve a place. I'm not sure how Ings would get on, as England don't play the same style as football as we do. Southgate would have to alter the lineup to suit him. JWP should get a call up, he's proven that he's a versatile DM, a position that the England team doesn't really have a preferred player of choice (apart from Hendo) . I also don't see why Stephen's couldn't get into the squad, considering Southgates called up Mings and Tomori in the last few outings.

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26 Feb 2020 01:40:12
I'm sure that Danny Ings would do ok. He is a very intelligent player and I'm sure that he can adapt to Southgates system.

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22 Feb 2020 19:15:56
Great result today in the end, good to see long and Armstrong on the scoresheet and also the much needed clean sheet, I hope once we achieve safety we can bring more of our youngsters through to give them s try and not waste more millions on second rate foreign players, looking forward to beating the hammers next week.

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22 Feb 2020 16:00:29
If we had a goal for every time a commentator praises JWP when he's standing over a dead ball situation we'd be champions league 😂😎 ( good delivery but from the way they big him up you'd expect a lot more return from his set pieces)

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22 Feb 2020 14:46:37
Word out of the club is that Valery failed an internal drug test and was suspended by the club for 3 months. That's what his 'virus' was.

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22 Feb 2020 18:03:48
That is EXACTLY what i suggested about 2 weeks ago. To be training so long and not play a game could only have meant that.
Lucky he didn't fail an FA one the ban would have been much longer.

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See You Next Thursday

20 Feb 2020 15:54:56
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, See You Next Thursday

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Listen With Mother: Ed1 and his Mum

19 Feb 2020 09:06:26
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, Listen With Mother: Ed1 and his Mum

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17 Feb 2020 11:42:41
After watching KWP performance on Saturday I was surprised at just how lightweight he is at only 5 foot 8 inches and less than 10 stone do others feel like me that he is not strong / big enough to be a top class defender, he obviously has good ball skills but surely his main job is too defend.

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22 Feb 2020 14:45:37
dunno wouldn't necessarily say his size is the problem, just needs to learn how to use it

Dani Alves and Marcelo are 5ft 8 and they've been two of the very best for the last 10 years. Cafu is 5ft 8 and Roberto Carlos is 5ft 6 and they were both voted in the top 100 players ever.

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See You Next Thursday Special Ed001 v Ed025

14 Feb 2020 19:12:53
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, See You Next Thursday Special Ed001 v Ed025

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Ask The Ed

13 Feb 2020 08:09:38
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12 Feb 2020 05:25:02
That Benrahma fella looks a hell of player. Wouldn't mind a cheeky bid if Brentford don't go up.

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Julian Nagelsmann

09 Feb 2020 12:01:51
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new manager profile about, Julian Nagelsmann

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Krzysztof Piatek

08 Feb 2020 12:06:57
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Krzysztof Piatek

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06 Feb 2020 13:13:23
Looks like we have played well the last two games admittedly against two good teams however at the end of those games we have lost twice conceded scored two, whilst everyone seems pleased with our performance the same old problems are still not fixed for example who can remember the last time we had a really great goalkeeping performance, also what was the he point in letting Cedric leave then having to play JWP out of position, as I see it we are now in no man's land for the rest of the season and hopefully we can push on and stay up and try to get the right players in in the next window suggest Bournemouth keeper Ramsdale should be our main target.

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06 Feb 2020 15:03:09
Norfolk Saint we can moan about getting rid of Cedric, but the reality is that he is injured. He would've been injured for the Liverpool game and would've been injured for last nights match. He's not due back until March, KWP should start in our net game. I think our main problem in the last 2 matches is that we don't have enough players that can keep up with Ralph's intensive style of football for 90 minutes. Admittedly I didn't watch the Liverpool game, but you could see that last night the Spurs players had so much more space in the final third during the past 20 minutes of the game because our players were too tired.

I think our main area of recruitment in the summer should be in both fullback roles. I don't think Bertrand is good enough to play Ralph's 90 minutes of intense football and he is too slow at tracking back. We don't have a RB, maybe we'll sign KWP from Spurs but he's going to have to have an amazing loan spell with us.

I think there wasn't much Gunn could've done about all 3 goals yesterday. But, yes I think we need a GK from one of the best teams in Europe.

I also think we need a back-up DM for JWP and Hojbjerg and a striker to replace Long and a CB to replace Vestergaard because he is not good enough, even as a backup, last night he literally missed a pass that was passed 10 meters away from him.

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05 Feb 2020 21:45:11
Feel robbed after that what is var for, never a penalty on son! What because the keeper's pinky finger has brushed his leg?!?!?
We have to start taking the chances we're creating should have been out of sight after the hour.

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06 Feb 2020 06:38:39
It's almost as though VAR didn't review the penalty claim thoroughly because it's the FA cup. It's cruel on Gunn because he's positioned himself well to not make the contact. If he retracts his arms then he's a couple of yards away from Son.

We were the best team for about 70 minutes, but it feels like the lads just got too tired towards the end. You can see that from Lucas' goal we conceded, no one is near him and he's allowed so much space in behind our midfield. This was probably our downfall, once Alli came on they had more attacking midfielders on the pitch so there always seemed to be a spare man in behind our defence.

Some players were woeful at that point, when we were on top and controlling the game, Romeu looked a different player. But as soon as we got tired and Spurs were the dominant force, he was out of position and gave away so many free kicks because he couldn't keep up with the play. I think in the build up to the penalty, he over commits loses his man, wants to bring him down but doesn't because he knows he's already on a yellow card. Vestergaard also wasn't good enough. Gunn, probably couldn't do much about 3 goals, but maybe could've got to the ball before Son. I think Stephens had an amazing game, made so many good tackles one on one as the last man and did a great job at switching to RB. Ings was also amazing, he covers every blade of grass and plays with the same intensity throughout the 90.

All and all if we play every game like that, European places are actually a realistic goal. At this point in the season we've already played most of the teams above us twice, and I can't see us losing to the bottom 5 again.

{Ed047's Note - I thought you guys were great last night and certainly didn’t deserve to lose.

Great to see you playing so well in the league too.

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06 Feb 2020 07:29:15
Let's hope JWP is OK too. Guess JWP will have to start in a couple of weeks now?

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06 Feb 2020 08:46:53
They've come out and said that his injury is just a deep cut, so would've been painful. He'll probably need stitches, I doubt he'll be back before the end of the month. But we've got Armstrong back, so he can play in the DM position and Boufal/ Djenpo can play on the right.

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