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4:00pm Monday 21st January 2013

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  • Saints earn a point in Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge
  • Hosts dominate first half, before Everton respond after break
  • Saints remain 15th but are now four points clear of drop zone
  • Regular chants of "One Nigel Adkins" heard at St Mary's
  • Fans' protest with white handkerchiefs fails to materialise

9:56pm

The Mauricio Pochettino era begins with a point and an impressive performance. Saints remain 15th in the Premier League table, but are now four points clear of the relegation zone. We will have reaction for you on the website soon, as well as a full match report, analysis, quotes, fan reaction and photos in tomorrow's Daily Echo. Thanks for joining us...

9:51pm

FULL-TIME: Saints 0 Everton 0

9:47pm

SAINTS SUB (87 mins): Puncheon off, De Ridder on.

9:42pm

CHANCE (83 mins): Lambert meets Puncheon's corner at the back post, but puts his header just over the bar.

9:30pm

SAINTS SUB (71 mins): Ramirez off, Steven Davis on.

9:27pm

CHANCE (68 mins): Brilliant pass from Fellaini puts Anichebe in down the left channel, but Boruc does brilliantly to turn his powerful near-post shot wide.

9:27pm

EVERTON SUB (67 mins): Jelavic off, Mirallas on.

9:23pm

SAINTS SUB (62 mins): Guly off, Rodriguez on.

9:22pm

CHANCE (61 mins): Anichebe breaks away down the left and squares to Jelavic 12 yards out. But with just Boruc to beat he completely fluffs his shot, with the ball going between his legs in the end, before Saints clear.

9:18pm

EVERTON SUB (58 mins): Coleman off, Anichebe on.

9:12pm

BOOKING (52 mins): Osman the first Everton player to be cautioned, after bringing down Luke Shaw.

9:11pm

CHANCE (51 mins): Coleman's cross is controlled by Fellaini at the back post. His right-foot snapshot is saved at the near post by Boruc. From the resulting corner, Fellaini plants a header straight at Boruc.

8:46pm

HALF-TIME: Saints 0 Everton 0

8:45pm

CHANCE (43 mins): Puncheon's cross from the left picks out Lambert around about the penalty spot, but his thumping header flashes just wide of the post. So close again.

8:43pm

BOOKING (40 mins): Schneiderlin yellow carded for tripping Naismith in midfield.

8:41pm

CHANCE (37 mins): Ramirez drives forward from midfield, goes past Baines and hits a low right-foot shot that Howard turns behind for a corner. From the set-piece, Lambert's free header from six yards out is brilliantly cleared off the line by a retreating Jelavic, before the ball is played back in to Hooiveld in space, who controls on his chest and volleys straight at Howard. A couple of great chances for Saints gone begging there.

8:29pm

CHANCE (27 mins): Lambert sidesteps Jagielka in the area, leaving him with just Howard to beat, but from a tight angle. His curling left-foot effort is kept out by the Everton keeper.

8:26pm

BOOKING (23 mins): Hooiveld the first man to be cautioned, for bringing down Fellaini.

8:25pm

CHANCE (22 mins): Steven Naismith fires in a low half-volley from the edge of the area that Artur Boruc stops. First real effort from the visitors.

8:23pm

CHANCE (20 mins): Jagielka bundles over Ramirez 30 yards out, left of centre. Lambert steps up to take the free-kick and hits a beauty that cannons off the outside of the post and away to safety for Everton.

8:15pm

CHANCE (13 mins): Ramirez tries his luck from long distance, but his shot deflects off Jagielka and is palmed wide by Tim Howard in the Everton goal.

8:10pm

CHANCE (7 mins): Puncheon cuts inside onto his left foot on the edge of the area, but his low shot deflects off an Everton defender and goes just wide for a corner. Unfortunately, the set-piece then comes to nothing.

8:07pm

CHANCE (4 mins): Ramirez releases Lambert down the right. His low ball into the area is diverted just wide of the post by Everton's Jagielka - a necessary interception with Guly poised to convert had the ball reached him.

8:00pm

Chants of "There's only one Nigel Adkins" from the home supporters as the teams emerged onto the pitch.

7:56pm

The teams are out here at St Mary's. Kick-off just a few moments away. We will have updates for you here throughout the match.

7:42pm

Everton manager David Moyes is clearly not impressed with the actions at St Mary's in the last few days. Here's his take:

 

It’s disappointing. Nigel Adkins is a really good guy and earned the right to be involved in games like this, the way he got his teams promoted and also the way his team’s been playing in the Premier League. Undoubtedly tonight we’re playing against Nigel Adkins’ team. Obviously I’m disappointed for Nigel and I would have liked to have seen him here tonight.

Everton manager David Moyes

7:29pm

And here is Pochettino on what sort of reception he is expecting from the supporters this evening:

 

What I have been told about the Southampton supporters is that they’re really passionate and that they really support the team. I just want for them to keep on backing the team and backing the club, and hopefully we can get the victory tonight. I just want to say that I have been offered this position and I’m here with my maximum ambition and I’m really excited to be here.

Mauricio Pochettino

7:28pm

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to Sky before tonight's match. Here's what he had to say when quizzed about any changes he has made:

 

Basically we’re maintaining the structure that was previously there. I have maximum respect for the job that was done previously. In time we will develop more concepts, we’ll bring in new directions and concepts. We just made some little changes, but the main structure is maintained.

Mauricio Pochettino

7:14pm

Just worth a mention that Nigel Adkins did not get a single mention in tonight's matchday programme.

That 'acknowledgement' in the statement when he was sacked was the sum of the club's thanks for back-to-back promotions!

7:13pm

So two changes to the team that drew with Chelsea with Rickie Lambert and Gaston Ramirez in for Steven Davis and Jay Rodriguez.

7:11pm

Teams

Saints: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Cork, Do Prado, Ramirez, Lambert.

Subs: K Davis, Richardson, Fox, S Davis, Chaplow De Ridder Rodriguez.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Naismith, Pienaar, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Jelavic

Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Mirallas, Hitzlsperger, Anichebe, Duffy

7:07pm

Everton team: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Naismith, Pienaar, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Jelavic

7:02pm

An hour until kick off.

Team news expected in about 15 minutes.

6:40pm

As for Mauricio Pochettino, we haven't heard too much on the game itself.

The brief press conference last week was about it and, due it taking a long time as it was largely conducted through an interpreter we got only a few snippets – but one cracking name drop.

They included: "I know the Premiership really well. In Spain we follow it closely. I am a great admirer of English football.

"I spoke at length with people that know this league such as Jose Mourinho, who is a good friend of mine.

"He told me the best football in the world is being played here.

"The challenge is to win all the games that are ahead of us. In the background there is a project to grow the club.

"Very good players have come out of the academy here. We need to keep on reinforcing that structure so that in the long term we can be one of the strongest clubs in England."

6:21pm

Saints fans will be waiting to see if there is a debut for new signing Vegard Forren.

The Norwegian’s £4m capture played second, third, maybe even tenth fiddle to the managerial changes last Friday.

He said: "The plan the chairman has for this club is fantastic. There is a good, young squad here and the way they play fits me well, so I hope I can join the team and get some good results."

5:57pm

David Moyes also admits he is unsure of what to expect from this evening’s game on the back of the sacking of Nigel Adkins.

The Scot said: "It's a really difficult one to judge because I actually think Southamptonhave been playing quite well. I'm not quite sure what effect it will have on the players but when you get a new manager you get on with it.

"I don't think players mope around too long about the manager, and I mean that with real respect for Nigel, but I think players just get on with their job. I would expect them to do that and it will be difficult.

"I don't know what the atmosphere will be like, I would have expected the supporters to have probably been in Nigel's camp because of the work he'd done there."

5:54pm

5:36pm

David Moyes hopes Rickie Lambert does not register his 11th goal of the season when Everton visit Saints tonight, but the Toffees boss is encouraged to see the striker doing so well.

Lambert has spent most of his career in the lower leagues with the likes of Macclesfield, Stockport, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers, but has had no trouble adjusting to the top level.

The 30-year-old's 10 goals make him the joint leading English goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League along with Tottenham's Jermain Defoe, leading to talk of a possible England call-up.

Moyes said: "Like a lot of the Southampton players who have moved up through the leagues, he's done very well.

"Some of them have gone the distance with them, some of them have joined in as they've gone along but I think they've tended to keep the soul of the club.

"Rickie Lambert's been a great goalscorer through his career and he continues to do so."

Daily Echo: David Moyes previews Everton's Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United

5:29pm

The M271 is clear again after a broken down lorry was removed, so all of you coming in that way have nothing to worry about, other than Marouane Fellaini.

5:20pm

5:19pm

5:15pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 says

For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the Bus..here's hoping..

5:19pm

5:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Red n White says

Just read on BBC website that Man Utd have bid £17m for Zaha, a bloke who couldn't even get past Danny Fox last season! No wonder teams look abroad for players.

5:19pm

4:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

redsnapper says

Look on the bright side, Nigel will come again and many of us will watch his progress with added interest, but tonight is all about the team.

They have to shackle Fellaini and get in the way of every Baines shot, and deal with the rest of a very good Everton team, who like Arsenal and MU have benefitted hugely from having a long term manager!!

A win tonight should be dedicated to Nigel!!

5:03pm

Of course, we're keen to hear your score predictions for tonight. Leave them below in the comments section.

4:55pm

4:53pm Mon 21 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says

A couple of nice touches from Mayuka but it finished 1 1 ft

4:50pm

Also on Twitter, Hampshire Constabulary have an account dedicated to the policing of Saints games. I'm sure this will be of use:

 

4:47pm

The Daily Echo's Gordon Simpson is building himself up for the match tonight:
 

4:46pm

In South Africa, Mayuka has just come on for Zambia, with six minutes of the game left.

Still 1-1.

4:45pm

From Friday, here's a video clip of Mauricio Pochettino's unveiling as Saints boss.

4:44pm

4:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

st bevois says

See Sky Sports News interviewing all the Everton fans on the way down. They say that they have sold some 2,500, wonder if they are all gonna travel? They seem to think that they are pretty much gonna get 3 points tonight. Come on Saints fans - lets ensure that we make it feel like a home fixture and get behind the team.
COYR.

4:33pm

4:31pm

In other Saints news, Emmaulle Mayuka is on the bench for Zambia in the African Cup of Nations against Ethiopia. The score is currently 1-1 with just under 20 minutes left to go.

4:28pm

4:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint says

Can see Fox and Punch on the flanks with Gaston behind Rickie. Forren to start.

Get behind the lads tonight. SFC is bigger and better than what has happened these last few days.

COYR

4:28pm

For those of you travelling by train this evening, be warned there is a reduced timetable in operation by South West Trains due to the recent snow.

4:23pm

4:17pm

Your Vote

How will Saints do against Everton tonight?

Win:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 43%

Draw:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 28%

Lose:
Daily Echo: Purple bar used for ballot results 29%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

4:15pm

4:10pm

4:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 says

Anyone expecting a sudden transformation needs to re think...new methods take time...

This is why changing now is risky...however, we cannot and should not call NC until we are safetly up or down.

4:10pm

As you probably know by now, Pochettino's backroom staffed have now been appointed.

They are Jesús Pérez, who worked as a technical coach under Pochettino at Espanyol, is the assistant boss.

Miguel D'Agostino, 41, first-team coach, former Spanish international Toni Jiménez, 42, goalkeeping coach, and technical support coach Fran Alonso.

You can read the full story by Gordon Simpson if you want to find out more about the new men.

4:08pm

4:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

saintkenny says

now a new era begins be interesting what the team is .as saintlsoul claims to know who his playing,we shall see with interest .might ask him for this weeks lottery numbers !!!!

4:06pm

Speaking of the weather, it's pretty chilly in Southampton right now, despite the snow which had been forecast failing to materialise.

Latest from the Met Office:

4:05pm

As tonight's game is televised, kick-off is at 8pm rather than 7.45pm as weeknight fixtures often are, so make sure you factor in the late start and cold weather as you get ready to head off to the match tonight.

4:03pm

Welcome to the Daily Echo's blog of the Saints v Everton game tonight.

We're starting earlier than normal due to the exceptional events of the last few days, which leave tonight's game with more importance than it already had.

New manager Mauricio Pochettino's first staring XI is eagerly anticipated, with many eager to see if he'll recall Rickie Lambert to the side, who was left on the bench for the first 55 minutes in Nigel Adkins' last game, a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Comments(201)

saintkenny says...
4:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

now a new era begins be interesting what the team is .as saintlsoul claims to know who his playing,we shall see with interest .might ask him for this weeks lottery numbers !!!!

warrens 76 says...
4:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Anyone expecting a sudden transformation needs to re think...new methods take time...

This is why changing now is risky...however, we cannot and should not call NC until we are safetly up or down.

saintgodders jnr says...
4:13pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Good luck to the lads and MP tonight, going to a be tough game but got a good feeling we will get the 3 points. Looking forward to my balti pie and bovril at half time

KingKhan1983 says...
4:16pm Mon 21 Jan 13

3 points to Everton tonight me thinks.......

OSPREYSAINT says...
4:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Mayuka on the bench for Zambia who are 1 goal up against Ethiopia who had their GK sent off, just coming up to half time.

OSPREYSAINT says...
4:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Still 1 0 Zambia after an hour.

lowe esteem says...
4:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Gazza Ramirez and Guly to start...mind yer language.

OSPREYSAINT says...
4:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

64th minute Ethiopia equalise, sub came on and scored.

Puddletown Saint says...
4:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Can see Fox and Punch on the flanks with Gaston behind Rickie. Forren to start.

Get behind the lads tonight. SFC is bigger and better than what has happened these last few days.

COYR

Beer Monster says...
4:27pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Evening from Edinburgh, will be watching the game in the Standing Order, they've got some cracking ales on :-)

COYR

OSPREYSAINT says...
4:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
64th minute Ethiopia equalise, sub came on and scored.
Goal credited to Grima. Mbesuma scored for Zambia on 45 minutes. Zambia using subs. but not Mayuka.

st bevois says...
4:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

See Sky Sports News interviewing all the Everton fans on the way down. They say that they have sold some 2,500, wonder if they are all gonna travel? They seem to think that they are pretty much gonna get 3 points tonight. Come on Saints fans - lets ensure that we make it feel like a home fixture and get behind the team.
COYR.

St.Yorkie says...
4:40pm Mon 21 Jan 13

After it all being double Dutch - perhaps tonight we will have some Ole and a Mexican wave?
One game at a time, together as one - let's draw a big RED line under this one and get back on the bus!

OSPREYSAINT says...
4:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Mayuka just coming on only 6 minutes to go.

SFCOLDBOY says...
4:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

BACK OUR TEAM TONIGHT.
LIFT THE ROOF OFF.
SHOW RESPECT FOR NIGEL THEN MOVE ON.
WE ARE THE GREAT SAINTS SUPPORT.
SO LETS LIVE UP TO IT.
MANY WATCHING THE TV ARE EXPECTING A BLOODBATH.
LETS TOTALY DISAPOINT THEM.
LEAVE THE MEDIA TO THIER SH1T STIRRING,TRYING TO UNDERMINE SFC AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.
Unfortunately this not only the Nationals but also our local paper,it appears.
Cortese may or maynot be right in his decision to let Nigel go.
Only time will tell but it is obvious that the whole of the football community including us SFC supporters are discussted with the way that it seems to have been done and its timing.
COYR
Premiership survival first,dreams take time
PATIENCE! Mr CORTESE!

Velleity says...
4:47pm Mon 21 Jan 13

St.Yorkie wrote:
After it all being double Dutch - perhaps tonight we will have some Ole and a Mexican wave?
One game at a time, together as one - let's draw a big RED line under this one and get back on the bus!
Some Ole and a Mexican wave for our new Argentinian manager?

Then a rousing chorus of "Don't cry for me guacamole"?

Velleity says...
4:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The tweet above at 4:33 is priceless:

Sky chap: 'What are you doing going to Southampton on a Monday?' Everton fan: 'Well, that's down to you - it was meant to be on Saturday'

OSPREYSAINT says...
4:53pm Mon 21 Jan 13

A couple of nice touches from Mayuka but it finished 1 1 ft

miltonarcher says...
4:55pm Mon 21 Jan 13

3 -1 Everton.............
sob

redsnapper says...
4:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Look on the bright side, Nigel will come again and many of us will watch his progress with added interest, but tonight is all about the team.

They have to shackle Fellaini and get in the way of every Baines shot, and deal with the rest of a very good Everton team, who like Arsenal and MU have benefitted hugely from having a long term manager!!

A win tonight should be dedicated to Nigel!!

Red n White says...
5:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Just read on BBC website that Man Utd have bid £17m for Zaha, a bloke who couldn't even get past Danny Fox last season! No wonder teams look abroad for players.

Optimus Prime's Little Toe says...
5:12pm Mon 21 Jan 13

My team for tonight:

Boruc, Shaw, Yoshi, Clyne, Forren, Spider, Cork, Puncheon, Ramierez, Lambert, Rodriguez.

Id play J-Rod up top with Lambert and Ramierez on the wing. Thoughts?

Lincssaint says...
5:14pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Amid all the controversy about the dismissal of NA and the appointment of MP the simple truth is that Cortese panicked when Saints were shipping goals last November. MP became available from Espanyol and after some mutual sniffing we find we have a new manager. Unfortunately for Cortese, NA and the team have sorted themselves out in the meantime. The result? A potential disaster. The new guy has done nothing which remotely justifies the upheaval. As I say Cortese panicked. He's the man who is out of his depth, not Nigel. Get behind the team tonight.

warrens 76 says...
5:15pm Mon 21 Jan 13

For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the Bus..here's hoping..

hopkins-SFC says...
5:17pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Optimus Prime's Little Toe wrote:
My team for tonight:

Boruc, Shaw, Yoshi, Clyne, Forren, Spider, Cork, Puncheon, Ramierez, Lambert, Rodriguez.

Id play J-Rod up top with Lambert and Ramierez on the wing. Thoughts?
Ramierez is better in the hole than on the wing, but with J-rod playing means Lambert cab drop deeper and out wide like he does at times, allowing Punch and Ramierz to cut in like they love to do, so on to a winner there!

Tony in Liberia says...
5:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Well, luckily nobody took me up on my bet that NA would still be manager at the end of the season - although I think that was more cowardice on the part of people who were giving it large than anything else -

I still think it was a terrible decision, but I've liked what I've read about the new guy and, after a few choruses of "One Nigel Adkins" tonight, I'm going to support him as best I can.

I've bet on Saints to win tonight - I think the boys will do it for Nigel!

allsaintsnocurves says...
5:24pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I will be watching Ramirez closely tonight...with Lallana out he is the player who can spark us into life!

As previously reported on the Echo tactics: Pochettino usually favours a positive, attacking style of play using a 4-2-3-1 formation. He deploys a back four with two holding midfielders, wingers to support a lone front man and an attacking midfielder in support through the middle.
This would suit:
Ricky upfront with Rodrigues, Ramirez and Puncheon behind.
Cork and Schneiderlin holding in front of the back 4.
Get your money on a high scoring draw in my book!

Stroppy_gramps says...
5:29pm Mon 21 Jan 13

redsnapper wrote:
Look on the bright side, Nigel will come again and many of us will watch his progress with added interest, but tonight is all about the team.

They have to shackle Fellaini and get in the way of every Baines shot, and deal with the rest of a very good Everton team, who like Arsenal and MU have benefitted hugely from having a long term manager!!

A win tonight should be dedicated to Nigel!!
'having a long team manager'

how tall is Moyes exactly?



I digress.

Got to get behind the lads tonight, drown out the away supporters and give it your all in the stands. We've got to keep the confidence in thie team going no matter what. Premiership survival can be our ONLY concern from here on in.

COYR

hates the skates says...
5:48pm Mon 21 Jan 13

mauricio porchittinos red and white army. 6 points clear of the drop zone after tonight and then mauricio takes the mighty saints to old trafford out thinks fergie n we win.................
......... doubt it but cortese would look like a genius if that were to happen, NC acted now as he didnt want to risk MP being with another club come the end of the season, will this guy be the one? i dont know but i like every thing ive read about the man so far i think hell do ok but will he be given the time to achieve NC ultimate goal? probably not, so whats the point in starting it?.................
.........

three halves says...
5:48pm Mon 21 Jan 13

It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.

SaintRachel says...
5:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the Bus..here's hoping..
Great post, love the ambition and vision.
Is that YOU Warren? My Bro?

saints_alive says...
5:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

MK Pompey....

Tony in Liberia says...
5:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Well, luckily nobody took me up on my bet that NA would still be manager at the end of the season - although I think that was more cowardice on the part of people who were giving it large than anything else -

I still think it was a terrible decision, but I've liked what I've read about the new guy and, after a few choruses of "One Nigel Adkins" tonight, I'm going to support him as best I can.

I've bet on Saints to win tonight - I think the boys will do it for Nigel!

warrens 76 says...
5:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
Not because your a cheapskate then...If I was in the south tonight I would be there...I support SFC...you don't..

Mikeythesaint says...
5:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I really like it when we're all in St Mary's cheering on saints, it's really nice.

"come on saints, play the best game of your lives!"

freeroamer says...
5:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Have been watching this site quietly for two years now. Just about to leave for the game tonight, and wanted to share this wonderful tribute to Nigel Adkins, so its at the bottom of this message.
Got a tear in my eye and i'm gonna sing his name tonight in tribute to this great Southampton football manager who is now a legend.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=hbLvl7Bz5
XM&NR=1

JohnItaly says...
5:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Well, luckily nobody took me up on my bet that NA would still be manager at the end of the season - although I think that was more cowardice on the part of people who were giving it large than anything else -

I still think it was a terrible decision, but I've liked what I've read about the new guy and, after a few choruses of "One Nigel Adkins" tonight, I'm going to support him as best I can.

I've bet on Saints to win tonight - I think the boys will do it for Nigel!
Not only will they be doing for Nigel but being professionals they will be also out to impress MP. If they are not trying to acheive both then in my mind they do not deserve to wear a Southampton FC shirt.

hates the skates says...
5:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
muppet, what you protesting for?

andysaints007 says...
6:01pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
IDIOT

andysaints007 says...
6:03pm Mon 21 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
64th minute Ethiopia equalise, sub came on and scored.
Goal credited to Grima. Mbesuma scored for Zambia on 45 minutes. Zambia using subs. but not Mayuka.
WHO CARES

Velleity says...
6:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
z

You don't have a seat. Despite the fact that you're NEVER going again, you won't even tell us a seat number. Think that through, you won't tell us the number of an EMPTY seat? Really?

You've only posted on here for the past week or two; you're making it up as you go along.

Early Friday morning (before the news) you were saying it was OK for Adkins to go; now it's a point of principle because he's gone that you won't go to the game.

It just doesn't add up, I'm afraid.

Thornhill Saint says...
6:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I think we may do Everton tonight!

COYS!!!!!

One Heart....One Vision says...
6:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

If there is a protest tonight...we can thank the Echo for stirring it up quoting un-wanted personalities....and we hope we can move on and look towards an exciting future...and stop the nastyness towards our Clubs saviour.

Let's hope for a good result tonight and get behind our new Manager.

saintmicky says...
6:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

KingKhan1983 wrote:
3 points to Everton tonight me thinks.......
complete tw@t me thinks!!

warrens 76 says...
6:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SaintRachel wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the Bus..here's hoping..
Great post, love the ambition and vision.
Is that YOU Warren? My Bro?
No sorry Rachel..warrens refers to our old pub, 76 to the FA cup..

Thanks for your agreement...if it works out football in the South will never be the same again...we might even turn the tide against weak parents creating plastic no local loyalty fans ..I would love us to be like Atletico Bilbao...everyone is Bilbao...

Newcastle get 50k every home game but i remeber when there average gates were no better than ours...and Chelsea..

The south needs SOUTH-ampton to be special...maybe this is it..

warrens 76 says...
6:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

z

You don't have a seat. Despite the fact that you're NEVER going again, you won't even tell us a seat number. Think that through, you won't tell us the number of an EMPTY seat? Really?

You've only posted on here for the past week or two; you're making it up as you go along.

Early Friday morning (before the news) you were saying it was OK for Adkins to go; now it's a point of principle because he's gone that you won't go to the game.

It just doesn't add up, I'm afraid.
Kent 141 me thinks..

OSPREYSAINT says...
6:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

andysaints007 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
64th minute Ethiopia equalise, sub came on and scored.
Goal credited to Grima. Mbesuma scored for Zambia on 45 minutes. Zambia using subs. but not Mayuka.
WHO CARES
Well I don't actually care about the competition, I am interested in our only representative out there, I hope he gets more time on the pitch, but doesn't pick up any injuries, he may be useful when he comes home.

Thornhill Saint says...
6:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

One of the BIGGEST games in a long time. The Nation (and maybe Spain) is watching.

YOU REDS (With a grey and white pinstripe) YOU REDS!!!!!!

warrens 76 says...
6:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint wrote:
One of the BIGGEST games in a long time. The Nation (and maybe Spain) is watching.

YOU REDS (With a grey and white pinstripe) YOU REDS!!!!!!
The future is an unexplored country, the past is done....exciting is'nt it!

OSPREYSAINT says...
6:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
There will be plenty of empty seats tonight, in case you haven't noticed in Portsmouth, the weather is a bit inclement. Nothing to do with politics.

Red n White says...
6:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the Bus..here's hoping..
Another point on Cortese's vision. Some say that to aim for European fooball is absurd and impossible without money. For belief, we should look to Lyon in France, in the past referred to as the 'French Southampton'. In a town where football was never that big, with clever management and transfers, they rose from Ligue 2, up to win Ligue 1. They went on to win it for 7 consecutive seasons. Whilst people will say, so what it's the French league, this was a great achievement and they now regularly get to the last 16 of the Champions League. I believe that is what Cortese wants to achieve here and I would love to see it happen.

warrens 76 says...
6:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The crowd will applaud and sing Nigel's names from the rafters BUT MP is NOT Benitez..

Chelsea and him have form, even if they had not won European cup and got rid of Di Matteo last season Chelsea 'fans' (bullies,) would still be protesting...

If MP keeps us in prem it will all be water under the bridge...so relax dear's.

milton road says...
6:30pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Time to wrap up and brace the elements.
Just feel tonight we are going to have a disillusioned team wondering what the hell is going on.
Breaks my heart think Everton will win
3-1. Before friday I thought a 2-1 win for Saints or a draw.
I just hope we can lift them out of that and we the fans can inspire them. This game has come too early for the team.
We need to rise to the occasion cos if we don't I don't think the team will.
COYR please prove me wrong.

warrens 76 says...
6:33pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Red n White wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the Bus..here's hoping..
Another point on Cortese's vision. Some say that to aim for European fooball is absurd and impossible without money. For belief, we should look to Lyon in France, in the past referred to as the 'French Southampton'. In a town where football was never that big, with clever management and transfers, they rose from Ligue 2, up to win Ligue 1. They went on to win it for 7 consecutive seasons. Whilst people will say, so what it's the French league, this was a great achievement and they now regularly get to the last 16 of the Champions League. I believe that is what Cortese wants to achieve here and I would love to see it happen.
Yes and they have got close...ask Mufco..

Moreover Lyon rarely achieved crowds above 9.000 and now everybody peeps...they get 40.000 a week..

Second highest attendance in France after Marseilles..no history or anything..nothing breeds success like success..

Success creates pride in the town and club not the other way round....once succesful we will not be small again..

Norwegian Saint says...
6:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I am as unhappy as everyone else about Nigel leaving but (in the immortal words of NA) now we must draw a line under it and move on.
The bus driver has changed but we keep moving forward.
Come on you Saints!!!

mack chinnon says...
6:36pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Cant make it tonight but wish I could.
Come on Hartlepool.

Folkestone Saint says...
7:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I hope the team play their hearts out and say thats for you Nige thank you

St.Yorkie says...
7:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

No surpises in team selection - and Guly plays! No room for new man - obviously way off the pace - but I expect him to be in the frame for United game.

three halves says...
7:12pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I hope the fans who protest by waving white hankies in the air dont regret feeling very silly and wish they had stayed away from the game.

Strasbourg Saint says...
7:16pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Good luck to all Saints fans going to (or already at SMS) this evening.

I won't be on here because I'm off to watch it with a friend.

So, here's my pre-match support for Nigel:

THERE'S ONLY ONE NIGEL ADKINS

Now ....... COYR!

Mauricio Pochettino's red and white army!!!

Swansea Saint says...
7:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Well said Gary Neville on Sky about no mention of NA in programme.
Money might buy Cortese many things, but not class or dignity.
There is a respectful way to do things and there is no reason why we should lower off field standards to achieve on field success.
Aim higher Cortese. You may one day wish to be afforded the same dignity that you failed to show NA.
COYR.

Drunken Proletariat says...
7:27pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Remember 15th September 2010 MK Dons 2 Saints 0.
FORWARD TOGETHER AS ONE
COME ON YOU SAINTS!

Puddletown Saint says...
7:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Getting excited now. Will go for 2-1 (I did say 3-1 earlier) COYR.

MGRA says...
7:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Captain Ricky at last !! lead them to victory Sir Ricky and help us all forget the embarrassing stain of Friday !! COYRs !!! and "there's only one Pichy-whatsit" !!!

saintysaintsaint says...
7:39pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Everyone needs to get over the Adkins stuff, could have been handled better, yes but when we're challenging for European football next season not one of you will remember Nige.
Protesting is idiotic, you all seem to forget that Southampton F.C still being a club is down to NC, he's shown with Pardew being replaced by Adkins he knows what he's doing, who on here can say they weren't upset by that at the time? Nigel was just a small piece of the puzzle to guide us to the premiership and as much as we all loved him he was just that, a small piece of the puzzle. It's time to get quit with the oh he doesn't speak English wahh wahh bull some of our players don't speak English yet they do fine. Get behind Mauricio and the boys, its not their fault you're whinging.

Norwegian Saint says...
7:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I blooming hope the Hoover or Mayanaise don't get injured... Not much on the bench.
Disappointed no Forren but in Maurin... Maorin... Maroin... In the new manager we must trust!

bigfella777 says...
7:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

He must be the only person who is excited to be in Southampton.

MGRA says...
7:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
Everyone needs to get over the Adkins stuff, could have been handled better, yes but when we're challenging for European football next season not one of you will remember Nige.
Protesting is idiotic, you all seem to forget that Southampton F.C still being a club is down to NC, he's shown with Pardew being replaced by Adkins he knows what he's doing, who on here can say they weren't upset by that at the time? Nigel was just a small piece of the puzzle to guide us to the premiership and as much as we all loved him he was just that, a small piece of the puzzle. It's time to get quit with the oh he doesn't speak English wahh wahh bull some of our players don't speak English yet they do fine. Get behind Mauricio and the boys, its not their fault you're whinging.
short of giving away a free dog turd with every programme sold at SMS, the club could not have sh@t on Nigel Adkins more perfectly.... Everyone can't get over the Adkins stuff as you put it because the disgrace that its tonight's programme is yet another kick in the teeth to many fans.

three halves says...
7:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
Everyone needs to get over the Adkins stuff, could have been handled better, yes but when we're challenging for European football next season not one of you will remember Nige.

Protesting is idiotic, you all seem to forget that Southampton F.C still being a club is down to NC, he's shown with Pardew being replaced by Adkins he knows what he's doing, who on here can say they weren't upset by that at the time? Nigel was just a small piece of the puzzle to guide us to the premiership and as much as we all loved him he was just that, a small piece of the puzzle. It's time to get quit with the oh he doesn't speak English wahh wahh bull some of our players don't speak English yet they do fine. Get behind Mauricio and the boys, its not their fault you're whinging.
I think a lot of people will disagree with you.

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...
7:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Can see Fox and Punch on the flanks with Gaston behind Rickie. Forren to start.

Get behind the lads tonight. SFC is bigger and better than what has happened these last few days.

COYR
Totally agree support the team , and keep supporting OUR team . Distaste for Cortese can come later , priority is staying in the PREMIERE LEAGUE and backing 100 % the 11 on the pitch

saintysaintsaint says...
8:04pm Mon 21 Jan 13

fantastic attack there, a goal is on its way soon

mack chinnon says...
8:08pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I see we havent been practising corners again

Little Hitler says...
8:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Saints fans showing their class early on and supporting the team. Good work everyone, keep it up!

saintysaintsaint says...
8:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Most would have saw the quote from Pep Guardiola about Pochettino’s team, if not then here it is here: “There are teams that wait for you and teams that look for you: Espanyol look for you. I feel very close to their style of football.”


seems as though he's already made his mark with the saints, we're all over them

hates the skates says...
8:12pm Mon 21 Jan 13

COYR good start,dirty claridge commentating.

FalklandsForever says...
8:13pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Nice early signs...

three halves says...
8:14pm Mon 21 Jan 13

There are very many empty seats i can see on tv and quite a few around my empty seat that i wasent expecting.
It seems a fair number have decided not to go again in protest.

Little Hitler says...
8:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
There are very many empty seats i can see on tv and quite a few around my empty seat that i wasent expecting.
It seems a fair number have decided not to go again in protest.
Could be other reasons (cold weather, Monday night, live on Sky), I hope people aren't boycotting the club.

Was interesting watching the Leicester game on Friday, just 8,000 turned up from 20,000 tickets sold because of the snow. The ground looked so empty you'd have thought it was hosting a reserve game.

SnapperSaint says...
8:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

What a free kick Lambo!!! 6 inches to the right and it would have been in...

MGRA says...
8:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

100% from Guly again so no complaints, but he is just a fraction too slow in everything he does. Sharpen up fella and you could bag a goal tonight..

Bring back Branfoot says...
8:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Nigel who? Much more decisiive when atttacking. This guy will get more out of the players than NA ever could. Come on lads, win this one for NC!

mack chinnon says...
8:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
There are very many empty seats i can see on tv and quite a few around my empty seat that i wasent expecting.
It seems a fair number have decided not to go again in protest.
Perhaps they have had a gutfull of you.

mack chinnon says...
8:27pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Its coming.

bfsaint says...
8:29pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Can anybody help Sky box down after big gust of wind earlier this evening. Is there a way of rebooting the box. Sorry technical knowledge of these things non existent

mack chinnon says...
8:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Another dead cert penalty denied.

saintysaintsaint says...
8:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Ramirez and Guly have been better tonight than they've been all season. Hoover and Yoshida have been great so far aswell

Saintsnumbers says...
8:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Cork's having a terrific game. Wins so many 50/50s.

Saintsnumbers says...
8:36pm Mon 21 Jan 13

...and how many times does Clyne win the ball back up their end of the pitch? Awesome.

saintysaintsaint says...
8:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

should have had atleast 2 penalties already and if it wasn't for Howard we'd be 5 up

Saintsnumbers says...
8:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Ramirez looks to be having his best game in a while too.... great chance just now.

three halves says...
8:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

A fair few people on here who have not gone to the game.

Saintsnumbers says...
8:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

great header Ricky Lambert!
we're all over them.

saintysaintsaint says...
8:40pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
A fair few people on here who have not gone to the game.
Would've been there if it wasn't for Sky changing the date, leaving for work at half 5 has it's downsides sometimes

Tirau Dan says...
8:41pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
A fair few people on here who have not gone to the game.
most regulars are there except those of us who are miles away....

Team is playing well - looking to invent and show enterprise.

cor just as Boruc meets a break away...

COYR

MGRA says...
8:41pm Mon 21 Jan 13

shocking referee.....

saintysaintsaint says...
8:42pm Mon 21 Jan 13

how unlucky has Lambo been tonight? feeling a hat trick for him tonight

hates the skates says...
8:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

how are we not 2 up!!!! welcome to the priemier league mauricio pochittino

SnapperSaint says...
8:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
A fair few people on here who have not gone to the game.
give it a rest mate !

saintysaintsaint says...
8:46pm Mon 21 Jan 13

great first half, everton were no where all it needed was a saints goal

Norwegian Saint says...
8:47pm Mon 21 Jan 13

How are we not winning this 4 or 5-0!
Post... Off the line... Hoover chance... Nearly put in their own net... Penalty shouts...
Great first half... now make it count!!!

Saintsnumbers says...
8:48pm Mon 21 Jan 13

When Lallana's back... this team will be incredible.

Saintsnumbers says...
8:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The tragedy of last few days is not necessarily the decision NC took. It's how it was handled. If he'd said: "Nigel Adkins has done an amazing job, and we're going to send him out in style, but I really believe I've found a manager who can build on his great work and take Saints to a whole new level" ...a lot of the pain of the last couple days would have been avoided. Even if, for reasons we don't know, he fell out with Adkins, he should have done that.

But early signs on MP promising.

saintysaintsaint says...
8:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Saintsnumbers wrote:
When Lallana's back... this team will be incredible.
if we carry on like tonight with Lala in the team (with a few more going in the net) i can see us making it into the top half

Norwegian Saint says...
8:55pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Hands up... Was disappointed with Guly last week but credit where it's due, he has been braziliant first half.
Yes Strass... Braziliant!

SaintJD says...
8:56pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Fans and players have been an absolute credit to the club and to Nigel tonight, absolutely brilliant, just need to keep it going for the full 90 - not a boo in sight.

Nigel would want them and us to be positive and I'm sure he'll be keeping in touch to tell the players he wants them to kick on.

Now let's stuff it up all those people and pundits staying we deserve to go down. Thank you so much Nigel, you are a legend and always will be. Your place in our hearts is cemented because you never did and never will let us down. Now COYRs!

three halves says...
8:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The hanky wavers looked daft but a heck of a lot of empty seats speak for themselves.

SaintJD says...
8:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

My only concern is second yellows for Jos or Spider... this ref is out of his depth and seems determined to spoil it for us...

saintysaintsaint says...
9:00pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
The hanky wavers looked daft but a heck of a lot of empty seats speak for themselves.
have a day off

petethephantom says...
9:01pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Unbelievable.... who is this referee
biased, unfair and inconsistant re a few words that come to mind


C O Y R

MGRA says...
9:01pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Gary Neville.... you are a KNOB.... it was a stone wall penalty !! what is a "silly one" to moron...

mack chinnon says...
9:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Saintsnumbers wrote:
The tragedy of last few days is not necessarily the decision NC took. It's how it was handled. If he'd said: "Nigel Adkins has done an amazing job, and we're going to send him out in style, but I really believe I've found a manager who can build on his great work and take Saints to a whole new level" ...a lot of the pain of the last couple days would have been avoided. Even if, for reasons we don't know, he fell out with Adkins, he should have done that.

But early signs on MP promising.
I think we all wish something similar to that had happened.

saintysaintsaint says...
9:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

2nd half, keep up the energy levels lads, goals will come

SaintJD says...
9:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
The hanky wavers looked daft but a heck of a lot of empty seats speak for themselves.
Rubbish. There are no fewer seats than on most TV games, plus it's Monday and the weather is poor. Protest by staying away? Just don't buy it and did'nt buy it in league 1. Good excuse to keep not coming in my opinion.

saintysaintsaint says...
9:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

great save from Boruc

petethephantom says...
9:08pm Mon 21 Jan 13

28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r

warrens 76 says...
9:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SaintJD wrote:
three halves wrote:
The hanky wavers looked daft but a heck of a lot of empty seats speak for themselves.
Rubbish. There are no fewer seats than on most TV games, plus it's Monday and the weather is poor. Protest by staying away? Just don't buy it and did'nt buy it in league 1. Good excuse to keep not coming in my opinion.
Three halves if you are Kent I will find out..everything about your posts stinks...be warned ..

Saintsnumbers says...
9:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Two spectacular ball-winning tackles from Schneiderlin...

saintysaintsaint says...
9:12pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Coleman down, if he goes off that's alot of evertons' attacking play gone

Tony Robertson says...
9:14pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Apologies for my seat being empty tonight, but I am iced in at home in Scotland. Nothing to do with NA dismissal. I have long advocated that NA has been out of his depth, but I must emphasise that he acted honourably at all times. I do wish him well. In my opinion, Cortese is arrogant beyond belief.
I like the positive sound of the the Solent commentary about Saints tonight. It sounds as though people are playing in their rightful positions.

Onwards and upwards.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer

P.S. Great singing by the fans!!!!! COYR's

saintysaintsaint says...
9:16pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Ole, Ole, we are the southampton boys

three halves says...
9:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.

warrens 76 says...
9:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tony Robertson wrote:
Apologies for my seat being empty tonight, but I am iced in at home in Scotland. Nothing to do with NA dismissal. I have long advocated that NA has been out of his depth, but I must emphasise that he acted honourably at all times. I do wish him well. In my opinion, Cortese is arrogant beyond belief.
I like the positive sound of the the Solent commentary about Saints tonight. It sounds as though people are playing in their rightful positions.

Onwards and upwards.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer

P.S. Great singing by the fans!!!!! COYR's
Yes great atmosphere although according to Sky it is subdued?

have you not got sky Tony?

saintysaintsaint says...
9:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
Still atleast 23k more than you get in farton, on a good day

Norwegian Saint says...
9:20pm Mon 21 Jan 13

First sub... Guly for J-Rod, thought he had a good game...
Come on Saints... Everton are back in this... Get that first half performance back and we can do this!

warrens 76 says...
9:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
Still atleast 23k more than you get in farton, on a good day
Kent just do one before I do you..

Tony Robertson says...
9:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!

bigfella777 says...
9:24pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Players looking tired now especially Lambert,not used to this style of play.Apart from that best game Ive seen them play all season.

mack chinnon says...
9:27pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Soak it up Saints.

The Mad Dog says...
9:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tony Robertson wrote:
Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!
Try firstrow sports. showing live feed (don't download anything and have patience with any ads)

warrens 76 says...
9:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Best first half all season...but still we are starting the old lose possession ploy and not puttiing brains into action...why does this happen??

petethephantom says...
9:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

first player that saints have to get rid of is Yoshida....... his negatives far outway his positves

three halves says...
9:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
saintysaintsaint wrote:
three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
Still atleast 23k more than you get in farton, on a good day
Kent just do one before I do you..
Who is kent and who are you exactly ?

warrens 76 says...
9:36pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The Mad Dog wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!
Try firstrow sports. showing live feed (don't download anything and have patience with any ads)
Yes front row sports I use it all the time in Swissland...
you need to download a programme takes 2 mins..

warrens 76 says...
9:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saintysaintsaint wrote:
three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
Still atleast 23k more than you get in farton, on a good day
Kent just do one before I do you..
Who is kent and who are you exactly ?
You know you little skunt.

The Mad Dog says...
9:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!
Try firstrow sports. showing live feed (don't download anything and have patience with any ads)
Yes front row sports I use it all the time in Swissland...
you need to download a programme takes 2 mins..
Using Chrome on a desktop. Never had to download anything (or pay!)

three halves says...
9:41pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
three halves wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saintysaintsaint wrote:
three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
Still atleast 23k more than you get in farton, on a good day
Kent just do one before I do you..
Who is kent and who are you exactly ?
You know you little skunt.
You are obviously a idiot who is a wum.

warrens 76 says...
9:42pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The Mad Dog wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!
Try firstrow sports. showing live feed (don't download anything and have patience with any ads)
Yes front row sports I use it all the time in Swissland...
you need to download a programme takes 2 mins..
Using Chrome on a desktop. Never had to download anything (or pay!)
Funnily enough sometimes I have to and sometimes not..chrome on airbook

saintysaintsaint says...
9:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

petethephantom wrote:
first player that saints have to get rid of is Yoshida....... his negatives far outway his positves
He's played well, never really seen a negative to having him in the side, especially with Hooiveld, seem to be playing well together

saintysaintsaint says...
9:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!
Try firstrow sports. showing live feed (don't download anything and have patience with any ads)
Yes front row sports I use it all the time in Swissland...
you need to download a programme takes 2 mins..
Using Chrome on a desktop. Never had to download anything (or pay!)
Funnily enough sometimes I have to and sometimes not..chrome on airbook
don't download anything from firstrow, you don't need to, unless it's adblock for chrome of course

SnapperSaint says...
9:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Overall, a good point I think, but shame Ricky missed those first half headers, cos it could have been 3 points...

saintysaintsaint says...
9:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Decent match, should have won it after that first half, but i'll take a draw. Going by the subs bench interaction with Mauricio after the match, the team seem to get along with him pretty well, more of the same (with a few more goals) please

The Mad Dog says...
9:55pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SnapperSaint wrote:
Overall, a good point I think, but shame Ricky missed those first half headers, cos it could have been 3 points...
Agreed. COYR onwards & upwards.

SaintJD says...
9:55pm Mon 21 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
first player that saints have to get rid of is Yoshida....... his negatives far outway his positves
He's played well, never really seen a negative to having him in the side, especially with Hooiveld, seem to be playing well together
Correct, growing into an important player for us.

Saintsnumbers says...
9:56pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Disappointing we didn't convert first half chances, but overall a good result for Saints.

Seems to me we don't manage energy in games quite as well as we shd. We often dominate first part of a game, then fade badly. We're as fit as others, just go for it a little TOO fiercely early on. A slight tweak on that could yield better overall results...

But the journey goes on... A while back if we thought we could have kept clean sheet against top 6 side, we'd have leapt at it.

St Retford says...
9:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Decent. That'll do.

Tirau Dan says...
9:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Got the Nod from Nicola

good first half.. let them back in a bit second put that down to their kick in the butt at half time from moyes...

Solid team effort from saints pushed, held and cleared well..

crook ref again... awful commentators

Didn't see a hanky in sight liked the song for nigel and the wonderful support for the team... good to know we didn't do a Chelski Boo the Boob Job.

COYR

MGRA says...
9:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

some of the best football this season.. we could do with more support for Sir Rickie, Guly is too slow-of-mind-and-fee
t and JayRod too lightweight, missing AL clearly. Yoshy and Hoover I thought played well but Pinocchio had a first good game....

SaintJD says...
9:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Brilliant first performance, full of heart, quality and no little skill.

Will be relieved when he gets his first goal/win so the idiot cliche media and commentators can't throw the 'without a win/goal lazy stats at us, but well done the Saints, well done the fans - another example of us being a credit to the club this season, even if the chairman hasn't.

When Adam is back and the Norwegian guy is in we will be looking great once the next few matches are out of the way.

Anyone else think Boruc and even Jos are beginning to look the part?

JohnItaly says...
9:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Considering the turmoil over the past few days over here in Italy it sounds as though the team put up a throughly professional performance and for that the team deserve all the praise they get. I for one would have settled for a draw at the start. Bodes well for the nre regime. Now for Man U.

Norwegian Saint says...
9:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Robbed... How did we not win that on that first half performance!?
Lallana back for united game?
Man of the match... Shaw
Moan of the match... J-Rod for constantly giving the ball away (again)
Surprise of the match... Guly (excellent)
Relief of the match... Punchy going off (for a pee!)
Disappointment of the match... Not getting the deserved 3 points.
Well done moment of the match... Boruc with a great save.

A point off a very good team... Happiness factor...
7/10

petethephantom says...
9:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

a few points from the game today
---> another bad pass a the end by Yoshida nearly cost us again
----> the referee was a shocker for both teams
---> the support from the stands was sensational
----> puncheon, shaw, clyne... looked dangerous and positive with the ball

now there s 10 days to our next game Man U away.... good to build on and get on with it

C O Y R

motorizer says...
10:00pm Mon 21 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Sorry, no Sky. 71 year old pensioner. I spend half my pension on petrol. Only missed 2 home matches this season!
Try firstrow sports. showing live feed (don't download anything and have patience with any ads)
Yes front row sports I use it all the time in Swissland...
you need to download a programme takes 2 mins..
Using Chrome on a desktop. Never had to download anything (or pay!)
Funnily enough sometimes I have to and sometimes not..chrome on airbook
don't download anything from firstrow, you don't need to, unless it's adblock for chrome of course
just watched gameon nutjob.eu ........ complete un-interrupted game with no buffering problems and no adverts... really impressed compared to most others I have tried.

mack chinnon says...
10:03pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Rickys a shoe-in for the captain.
9 corners,no goals.

Rocket 1 says...
10:03pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Good result Saints, should have won but I was fearing the worst, now let us all get behind the Team, onwards and upwards, only one Team in Hampshire The Mighty Red and Whites. Thank You Nigel for the Team you have given us.

warrens 76 says...
10:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
three halves wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
saintysaintsaint wrote:
three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
Still atleast 23k more than you get in farton, on a good day
Kent just do one before I do you..
Who is kent and who are you exactly ?
You know you little skunt.
You are obviously a idiot who is a wum.
Listen child, who am I winding up here..your posts are the windup skate Kunt.

Saintsteve7 says...
10:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SaintJD wrote:
Brilliant first performance, full of heart, quality and no little skill.

Will be relieved when he gets his first goal/win so the idiot cliche media and commentators can't throw the 'without a win/goal lazy stats at us, but well done the Saints, well done the fans - another example of us being a credit to the club this season, even if the chairman hasn't.

When Adam is back and the Norwegian guy is in we will be looking great once the next few matches are out of the way.

Anyone else think Boruc and even Jos are beginning to look the part?
Boruc looking every inch the quality keeper he's been for years.

Tony Robertson says...
10:08pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Thanks for all suggestions, will follow them up. I have found in the past a problem with Chrome, very intrusive.
A good point tonight, we can't expect to win 'em all at this level!
Looking forward to next 3 matches. I shall be at Old Trafford and Wigan, and then at Southampton. (Wigan is my nearest premier league club, only 212miles! (Possible exception of Newcastle).

warrens 76 says...
10:12pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tony Robertson wrote:
Thanks for all suggestions, will follow them up. I have found in the past a problem with Chrome, very intrusive.
A good point tonight, we can't expect to win 'em all at this level!
Looking forward to next 3 matches. I shall be at Old Trafford and Wigan, and then at Southampton. (Wigan is my nearest premier league club, only 212miles! (Possible exception of Newcastle).
Good work young man!

rednwhite72 says...
10:15pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Don't think the result is important, the point is good but we could have won that +2 goals, but thats football. I think the team played really well especially the first half, plenty of passing and moving, yoshida done well I think and the boys in the centre of the park were great. Already you can see MP's style creeping in, although we did play the normal long ball from the back it look as though they were trying to play it out of the back a little more, defensively though we looked better and to be honest we could'nt ask for a better person to sort the defense out then an ex-argie international defender. Everton have only lost 3 games in their last 30 and thats some feat, we looked the better team on the night and with the luck a little more our way we could have beat them conprehensively...CO
YR onwards and upwards!

Red n White says...
10:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Important not to lose tonight to keep us away from the bottom 3.
If we can press at that tempo and play at that intensity for the whole match, or even at least a half, I think we'll be fine this season.
I think that that's where Adkins sometimes struggled, we were always up for the big games and pressed hard, but sometimes against the smaller teams, we stood off and were too welcoming to the opposition, like v Wigan and Sunderland.
Be good to see them after they've had time in Barca together and whether he makes any changes to team or formation

SaintMax says...
10:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Good point. Must have been so hard for the lads to not get side tracked hey the last 3 days.
I bet a few of the negos are disappointed we didn't get nailed. We did still slow up again which is a concern..

The Mad Dog says...
10:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Thanks for all suggestions, will follow them up. I have found in the past a problem with Chrome, very intrusive.
A good point tonight, we can't expect to win 'em all at this level!
Looking forward to next 3 matches. I shall be at Old Trafford and Wigan, and then at Southampton. (Wigan is my nearest premier league club, only 212miles! (Possible exception of Newcastle).
Good work young man!
:-)

Chrome works well for me with Adblock Plus as an 'extension'. Pop ups and banner ads are a thing of the past for me. Still got that annoying 'Prem Lge News' though, getting quick with the mouse though and can kill the sound now before it starts, but it is irritating.

petethephantom says...
10:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tony Robertson wrote:
Thanks for all suggestions, will follow them up. I have found in the past a problem with Chrome, very intrusive.
A good point tonight, we can't expect to win 'em all at this level!
Looking forward to next 3 matches. I shall be at Old Trafford and Wigan, and then at Southampton. (Wigan is my nearest premier league club, only 212miles! (Possible exception of Newcastle).
wont be till next season till i go to a game ( if that offends sorry) but my closest club is soton..... and thats 10000 miles away

for your guys info..... while u r in snow, we are here in sydney having record high temps..... was 46.3 degrees on the beach where i live last fri and even hotter in the west

C O Y R

hates the skates says...
10:24pm Mon 21 Jan 13

i stated before the villa game that game was must win and i didnt expect nothing out the four games after that, thats a 2 bonus points i didnt expect so happy days, think the performance was good but dont think it would of been different with nige, good point, though feel we might regret not taking all 3. that was a chance to pull away with utd, wigan away city home, might find our selfs back in the relegation zone in couple of weeks

One Heart....One Vision says...
10:26pm Mon 21 Jan 13

We gained a solid point tonight against a top side.

We were impressive considering it was Mauricio Pochettino's first game too.

We saw real passion and commitment from our boys tonight and we stepped it up a gear from our usual pace of play. We were brilliant for the first 60 minutes especially.

The player's were the hungriest I've seen them and they played at a faster pace too.

If this is what's to come.....bring it on.

Where was the Echo's Sissy protest?...clearly Echo the fans are fully behind Nicola don't you think?.

The appreciation singing for Nigel was fitting....we can now move on and draw a line under it.

Tony Robertson says...
10:26pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Petethephantom says it's a bit hot in Sydney right now! I've got my best mate currently in Brisbane, and he keeps RED WINE in the 'fridge, the heathen! My heart bleeds for you all!

rednwhite72 says...
10:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tip: especailly for the annoying echo website ads and the auto play video, turn off javascript in your browser...;)

SnapperSaint says...
10:30pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The Mad Dog wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Thanks for all suggestions, will follow them up. I have found in the past a problem with Chrome, very intrusive.
A good point tonight, we can't expect to win 'em all at this level!
Looking forward to next 3 matches. I shall be at Old Trafford and Wigan, and then at Southampton. (Wigan is my nearest premier league club, only 212miles! (Possible exception of Newcastle).
Good work young man!
:-)

Chrome works well for me with Adblock Plus as an 'extension'. Pop ups and banner ads are a thing of the past for me. Still got that annoying 'Prem Lge News' though, getting quick with the mouse though and can kill the sound now before it starts, but it is irritating.
To kill prem league news go to this url in Chrome and disable flash player...
chrome://plugins/
Easy life..

warrens 76 says...
10:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

One Heart....One Vision wrote:
We gained a solid point tonight against a top side.

We were impressive considering it was Mauricio Pochettino's first game too.

We saw real passion and commitment from our boys tonight and we stepped it up a gear from our usual pace of play. We were brilliant for the first 60 minutes especially.

The player's were the hungriest I've seen them and they played at a faster pace too.

If this is what's to come.....bring it on.

Where was the Echo's Sissy protest?...clearly Echo the fans are fully behind Nicola don't you think?.

The appreciation singing for Nigel was fitting....we can now move on and draw a line under it.
That increase of tempo has been called for by many posters..myself at least 10 times and look...blöödy marvellous..

I think our players at times do not believe enough and bring pressure on themselves by hoofing and defending deep...other than a few dodgy moments a win was possible right to the end...

Make no mistake losing tonight was avoided because we cannot risl losing at home..however I feel that when we have nothing to lose ie mufco..we could get something...Wigan must win...MCFC with a full squad and Spanish training....woo woo..

rednwhite72 says...
10:33pm Mon 21 Jan 13

think the performance was good but dont think it would of been different with nige

Not sure about that? the looked a better side to me, no offence, maybe they were all just trying to make their claims with the new man onboard but definately played better...

abbiscuits says...
10:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

i know we got a clean sheet and defended well today, but where was vegard forren??

Norwegian Saint says...
10:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Who will get the first call up for England (main squad)....
Lambert, Lallana or Shaw? (Or dare I say Puncheon?)

Hart
Clyne
Jagielka
Lescott
Shaw
Puncheon
Cork
Lallana
Oxy
Walcott
Lambert

Norwegian Saint says...
10:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

abbiscuits wrote:
i know we got a clean sheet and defended well today, but where was vegard forren??
Yeah, disappointed with that, not even on the bench.
The Norwegians were not happy here!
He played his last match early December so maybe needs some fitness time after eating the smelly dried Christmas fish dish here!

warrens 76 says...
10:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

One Heart....One Vision wrote:
We gained a solid point tonight against a top side.

We were impressive considering it was Mauricio Pochettino's first game too.

We saw real passion and commitment from our boys tonight and we stepped it up a gear from our usual pace of play. We were brilliant for the first 60 minutes especially.

The player's were the hungriest I've seen them and they played at a faster pace too.

If this is what's to come.....bring it on.

Where was the Echo's Sissy protest?...clearly Echo the fans are fully behind Nicola don't you think?.

The appreciation singing for Nigel was fitting....we can now move on and draw a line under it.
That increase of tempo has been called for by many posters..myself at least 10 times and look...blöödy marvellous..

I think our players at times do not believe enough and bring pressure on themselves by hoofing and defending deep...other than a few dodgy moments a win was possible right to the end...

Make no mistake losing tonight was avoided because we cannot risl losing at home..however I feel that when we have nothing to lose ie mufco..we could get something...Wigan must win...MCFC with a full squad and Spanish training....woo woo..

Velleity says...
10:40pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
It will be very interesting to see how many empty seats there are tonight.
Im sure that a lot of them will be in protest like myself.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


z

You don't have a seat. Despite the fact that you're NEVER going again, you won't even tell us a seat number. Think that through, you won't tell us the number of an EMPTY seat? Really?

You've only posted on here for the past week or two; you're making it up as you go along.

Early Friday morning (before the news) you were saying it was OK for Adkins to go; now it's a point of principle because he's gone that you won't go to the game.

It just doesn't add up, I'm afraid.
Kent 141 me thinks..
I was wondering that earlier.

Puddletown Saint says...
10:42pm Mon 21 Jan 13

So onwards. Saints v Man Utd

Boruc Clyne Jose Forren Shaw
Cork Spider
Punch Gaston Adam
Rickie

Davis Yos Fox JWP Jay Guly (Signing)

PS Did Punch have some runs tonight

warrens 76 says...
10:42pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Carpenters..

We've only just begun to live,

white stripes and promises,

chasing horizons all the team and us,

watching us learn to grow,

and when the daily news appears,

people will see and know...

Southampton's only just begun....

Velleity says...
10:50pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Please, please, please can I begin to believe that with his performance tonight the irrational Guly hatred might just begin to die down?

I thought he played an utter blinder.

In fact, they all played blinders, bar maybe one. I do feel that the Hoover has been told "no fancy stuff" or has totally lost confidence because he's just hammering it up the field every time there's any doubt in his mind whatsoever. Seems to work OK, though.

Once we have Fonte and Forren fighting fit and striving to be in the team I'll be pretty confident about our back four.

Luke astounds me every time. He NEVER looks his age - he's a corker.

P.S. I was only joking about the Guly hatred dying down - on the way out of the game I heard two different groups of people saying he was awful tonight. I assume their seats weren't facing the pitch.

Velleity says...
10:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint wrote:
So onwards. Saints v Man Utd

Boruc Clyne Jose Forren Shaw
Cork Spider
Punch Gaston Adam
Rickie

Davis Yos Fox JWP Jay Guly (Signing)

PS Did Punch have some runs tonight
Do we have news on Fonte/Lallana, then?

sking19326 says...
10:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
One of the BIGGEST games in a long time. The Nation (and maybe Spain) is watching.

YOU REDS (With a grey and white pinstripe) YOU REDS!!!!!!
The future is an unexplored country, the past is done....exciting is'nt it!
Warrens.........you'
ve hit on the head. I have a great feeling about this.

COYS

The Mad Dog says...
10:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SnapperSaint wrote:
The Mad Dog wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
Thanks for all suggestions, will follow them up. I have found in the past a problem with Chrome, very intrusive.
A good point tonight, we can't expect to win 'em all at this level!
Looking forward to next 3 matches. I shall be at Old Trafford and Wigan, and then at Southampton. (Wigan is my nearest premier league club, only 212miles! (Possible exception of Newcastle).
Good work young man!
:-)

Chrome works well for me with Adblock Plus as an 'extension'. Pop ups and banner ads are a thing of the past for me. Still got that annoying 'Prem Lge News' though, getting quick with the mouse though and can kill the sound now before it starts, but it is irritating.
To kill prem league news go to this url in Chrome and disable flash player...
chrome://plugins/
Easy life..
Thank you.
My RSI will no doubt get better now!

warrens 76 says...
10:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
Please, please, please can I begin to believe that with his performance tonight the irrational Guly hatred might just begin to die down?

I thought he played an utter blinder.

In fact, they all played blinders, bar maybe one. I do feel that the Hoover has been told "no fancy stuff" or has totally lost confidence because he's just hammering it up the field every time there's any doubt in his mind whatsoever. Seems to work OK, though.

Once we have Fonte and Forren fighting fit and striving to be in the team I'll be pretty confident about our back four.

Luke astounds me every time. He NEVER looks his age - he's a corker.

P.S. I was only joking about the Guly hatred dying down - on the way out of the game I heard two different groups of people saying he was awful tonight. I assume their seats weren't facing the pitch.
I always feel let down by Guly..not tonight though..

sking19326 says...
10:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

milton road wrote:
Time to wrap up and brace the elements.
Just feel tonight we are going to have a disillusioned team wondering what the hell is going on.
Breaks my heart think Everton will win
3-1. Before friday I thought a 2-1 win for Saints or a draw.
I just hope we can lift them out of that and we the fans can inspire them. This game has come too early for the team.
We need to rise to the occasion cos if we don't I don't think the team will.
COYR please prove me wrong.
You were proved wrong.

COYS

Velleity says...
10:55pm Mon 21 Jan 13

milton road wrote:
Time to wrap up and brace the elements.
Just feel tonight we are going to have a disillusioned team wondering what the hell is going on.
Breaks my heart think Everton will win
3-1. Before friday I thought a 2-1 win for Saints or a draw.
I just hope we can lift them out of that and we the fans can inspire them. This game has come too early for the team.
We need to rise to the occasion cos if we don't I don't think the team will.
COYR please prove me wrong.
The fans DID lift them. So high they could easily have won. So high they made the fifth team in the division look very ordinary. So high that they must have felt the whole city was on their side. It made me proud to be a Saints' supporter.

Velleity says...
10:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

I did see a protest.

ONE woman in the Kingsland with a white hanky. Tried to take a pic but she took it down too quickly.

SaintAsh1964 says...
10:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Thought that GR & GDP played well tonight, not seen either of them put in a shift like that before, even winning 50/50's and putting their foot in which was good to see, MS & JC look made for each other and the two centrehalfs look comfortable and composed, we could have the two best full backs in our team in the next 2 or 3 years, they just look to get better and better, and SRL works his nuts off and a good choice for captain, got to say though I think Boruc has made that position his own with an assured display.
Glad there were no protests tonight, NA done well for us, but thats football, we have a new manager and tam behind the team now so let hope he has an bigger effect on the team as NA did when he took over from AP.
Good night and god bless :)

MGRA says...
10:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Please, please, please can I begin to believe that with his performance tonight the irrational Guly hatred might just begin to die down?

I thought he played an utter blinder.

In fact, they all played blinders, bar maybe one. I do feel that the Hoover has been told "no fancy stuff" or has totally lost confidence because he's just hammering it up the field every time there's any doubt in his mind whatsoever. Seems to work OK, though.

Once we have Fonte and Forren fighting fit and striving to be in the team I'll be pretty confident about our back four.

Luke astounds me every time. He NEVER looks his age - he's a corker.

P.S. I was only joking about the Guly hatred dying down - on the way out of the game I heard two different groups of people saying he was awful tonight. I assume their seats weren't facing the pitch.
I always feel let down by Guly..not tonight though..
his short game was good and he gave 100% but he does not look good enough for the Prem in a team like Saints. He is not quick enough to anticipate and is a midfielder who never looks like scoring. I am sure he will either get much better under MP or he will thrive elsewhere next season.... either way if he gives 100% like tonight, no-one can ask more.

Folkestone Saint says...
10:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

So we draw with teams in the top half and have started to beat teams in the lower, seems like a plan to me

warrens 76 says...
10:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

sking19326 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
One of the BIGGEST games in a long time. The Nation (and maybe Spain) is watching.

YOU REDS (With a grey and white pinstripe) YOU REDS!!!!!!
The future is an unexplored country, the past is done....exciting is'nt it!
Warrens.........you'

ve hit on the head. I have a great feeling about this.

COYS
This is all going to come out well, the plan for were NC is going has been thought about very carefully, refined (unlike the sacking), shaped and all on his terms...he KNOWS were he is going and we are going to be a serious proposition...mark my words...already we are better than a bottom half team..tactics, no fear and pressure on them not us just need to be addressed.

Now take a youth set up to share with Espanyol and Barca..ffs...

...then quality signings...

...then an entire setup to play the game as a unit...

...believe me I have bought the vision...if it works we will not be on the map we will be the map..

SaintJD says...
10:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Proud, as I have been many times this season of the amazing amount of English talent throughout our team.

It's a credit to the league and as good, if not better, than the late 80s.

Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Puncheon, J-Roy, Lallana, Ward-Prowse, and Rickie. Surely that amount of mostly young British players of that quality is unmatched in this league?

Amazingly, Pardew's Newcastle had just one starter from the British Isles on Saturday, and seems they are going to add more French players in the coming weeks. Poor I think.

SaintJD says...
11:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

You may not have heard of J-Roy by the way - must be J-Rod's Dutch cousin!

sking19326 says...
11:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

bigfella777 wrote:
He must be the only person who is excited to be in Southampton.
I know I am when Saints are playing at home. It'll always beat Sh*tmuff whatever happens in this world.

COYR

Thornhill Saint says...
11:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
I did see a protest.

ONE woman in the Kingsland with a white hanky. Tried to take a pic but she took it down too quickly.
I saw six white hankies in the second half in the Northam and a big Cortese banner in the Kingsland. They also took it down just before I could take a snap but they were thewre till the end.

We matched a good Everon team. Great first half! No need to poo ones pants in the last 10 minutes. Boruc, Guly and Ramirez look better players. Lambert could have won it in the first half.

Most importnat thing we did not bottle it as players or supporters. The future is bright.

sking19326 says...
11:24pm Mon 21 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
I wish you'd stay off of here, you seem to be some sort of kn*b.

COYR

petethephantom says...
11:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

sking19326 wrote:
three halves wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
28000 and a few fans ona cold day/ night
co y r
Good job lots of Everton fans have made the long trip south to boost the attendance.
It seems like a lot of people have stayed away.
I wish you'd stay off of here, you seem to be some sort of kn*b.

COYR
is ok we get 28354 fans on a bitterly cold monday repeat monday night

you 3 .. 1/2's are lucky to get that on a monh of sundays on a fine afternoon @ 3pm at farton pk

C O Y R

sking19326 says...
11:56pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Oh, I see Saints are off for a few days in Barcelona. Probably to eye up next years Champions League opponents and see if Messi wants to be a Saint next season.

However, I see Sh*tmuff are off to a 5 a side tournament at Butlins in Bognor Regis, if they can afford the bus fare.

Oh to be a Saint.

COYR

OSPREYSAINT says...
12:12am Tue 22 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I did see a protest.

ONE woman in the Kingsland with a white hanky. Tried to take a pic but she took it down too quickly.
I saw six white hankies in the second half in the Northam and a big Cortese banner in the Kingsland. They also took it down just before I could take a snap but they were thewre till the end.

We matched a good Everon team. Great first half! No need to poo ones pants in the last 10 minutes. Boruc, Guly and Ramirez look better players. Lambert could have won it in the first half.

Most importnat thing we did not bottle it as players or supporters. The future is bright.
6 white hankies eh? That's not to be sneezed at.

OSPREYSAINT says...
12:30am Tue 22 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
Please, please, please can I begin to believe that with his performance tonight the irrational Guly hatred might just begin to die down?

I thought he played an utter blinder.

In fact, they all played blinders, bar maybe one. I do feel that the Hoover has been told "no fancy stuff" or has totally lost confidence because he's just hammering it up the field every time there's any doubt in his mind whatsoever. Seems to work OK, though.

Once we have Fonte and Forren fighting fit and striving to be in the team I'll be pretty confident about our back four.

Luke astounds me every time. He NEVER looks his age - he's a corker.

P.S. I was only joking about the Guly hatred dying down - on the way out of the game I heard two different groups of people saying he was awful tonight. I assume their seats weren't facing the pitch.
Can't criticise Hoover tonight, he very obviously strained a groin in the second half, but refused treatment let alone go off, he is determined, hard nosed and totally committed to us for whatever reason, yes he is a bit clunky, but effective when we were under the cosh. He will have to step down when a fully fit Fonte comes back I suspect, and Yohida will feel threatened when Forren is fit, at last we will have strength in depth in the CB department and can't rule out the possibility of another comng in.

loosehead says...
8:16am Tue 22 Jan 13

Now he's seen the team in action live he'll know where to strengthen it ( I Hope) to take us up that extra gear & with his Spanish/Argentinian contacts maybe he can bring in an older player until our youngsters are ready to step up?
A bit like when we had Ball,Keegan & shilton could be a very bright future for the Saints

MGRA says...
9:27am Tue 22 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
Now he's seen the team in action live he'll know where to strengthen it ( I Hope) to take us up that extra gear & with his Spanish/Argentinian contacts maybe he can bring in an older player until our youngsters are ready to step up?
A bit like when we had Ball,Keegan & shilton could be a very bright future for the Saints
It was clear he had already worked on the defence, did you notice the "arms-wide" drills they had clearly been practising in training ? Last night in the second half it was all about getting quality in the box for players to feed on and intelligent passing when running thru, I am not sure we need much more in the way of squad really. Borat looked much better and those who critised Yoshy were watching another game to me, I thought he did well... With no AL Gaston looked a bit lost at times and was trying too much on his own so I would look for another attacking midfielder but assuming Fonte recovers reasonable quickly and with Cork able to fill in at the back I would leave the defence as-is...

Beer Monster says...
12:04pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Cracking match to watch, shame we didn't convert the chances in the first half, but hey ho, it's a point and a clean sheet :-)

Agree with Velleity - Shaw looks mature and composed, a credit to our set up. Look forward to his senior England call up.

I must admit I had a very muted weekend fearing for the future of SFC, but as long as we carry on as we are and don't revert back to being a selling club, those fears have been obliterated.

COYR

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