Scorer Barnard without a boss!

Lee Barnard

Lee Barnard

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SAINTS loanee Lee Barnard scored on his Oldham debut – then saw the manager that signed him resign today!

Barnard’s goal gave his new club a 1-0 lead at Walsall in yesterday’s League 1 encounter, only for the hosts to hit back and win 3-1.

That was the club’s eighth league loss in nine outings and boss Paul Dickov resigned his post today – a week after guiding Oldham to a sensational FA Cup victory over Liverpool at Boundary Park.

Elsewhere, both Steve De Ridder and Jonathan Forte got off to losing starts at their new clubs.

They came on as a second half sub for Bolton and Sheffield United respectively in 2-1 losses at Watford and at home to Coventry in the Championship and League 1 respectively.

But a fourth Saints loanee, Ben Reeves, enjoyed a winning start at new club Southend. He came on as an 81st minute sub and Ryan Leonard’s goal four minutes later gave the Shrimpers a League 2 home win against Oxford United.

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4:30pm Sun 3 Feb 13 RedArmy1 says…

LEE BARNARD - is better off fighting with League 2 Plymouth and maintaining their League Status and firing them up the League. They need a STRIKER who will take his chances. There are many similiarities that you can draw from Plymouth (league 2) to THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON (Premier League Class) Next season GREEN ARMY will be taking the FIGHT to the pompey **** guaranteed !! We have had our battles with GA - and all can remember the Victory AWAY (Ref U Tube) and the celebrations of our Supporters. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON CAN IMPROVE FURTHER : DEFENSIVE REVIEW 1. To move up the PREMIER LEAGUE we need teeth in the centre of our defence (hard as nails) and in should come Jose Fonte and our new January Signing. (F+F) after lots of hard work on the World Class training facilities. SHAW / CLYNE to remain as RB/LB pairing. Jos is good and has FIGHT - but in team pairings still leaks goals. When the crowd scream "HIT HIM" - in should go the clean and fair defensive tackle to wipe out the attacking threat. It takes lots of hard work on the Training Ground to get it just right. Luke needs to work in training with the selected Defensive Pairings so instinctively he can work the offside trap. 2. Only partly satisfied with January Business. Should have added a STRIKE OPTION so we convert all the chances we create and take all 3 POINTS (game after game) to move up to MID TABLE SAFETY. AWAY FROM HOME - MAGNIFICENT FANS (RF) AND SOME GOOD FOOTBALLING PERFORMANCES AT FORTRESS ST MARY'S - TOP FANS - NEED TO STOP CONCEDING AND PUT AWAY OUR CHANCES TO WIN-WIN-WIN. RED ARMY 2013. STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN (+ DEFENCE IN DEPTH) COYR P.S WE H8 POMPEY

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5:03pm Sun 3 Feb 13 St.Yorkie says…

Listened to Savage on 606 and as a close friend of Dickov's said he would have resigned by now! Guess Dickov took his advice!

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5:55pm Sun 3 Feb 13 RedArmy1 says…

RICKIE IS IMMENSE. WHAT A GREAT GOAL YESTERDAY to continue to push up the rankings of Premier League TOP GOAL SCORERS. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

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7:02pm Sun 3 Feb 13 Tirau Dan says…

Ben Reeves should be commanding a place for Southend or brought back. He's way better than minutes at the end.. Cmon Shrimpers get him on the pitch :)

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7:18pm Sun 3 Feb 13 David Crook says…

We have two poor centre halfs,and we need a clinical finisher up front to support Ricki Lambert,and I am sure this will be put right in the coming weeks

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10:51pm Sun 3 Feb 13 upwherewebelong says…

RedArmy1 wrote…

RICKIE IS IMMENSE. WHAT A GREAT GOAL YESTERDAY to continue to push up the rankings of Premier League TOP GOAL SCORERS. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

makes you wonder when Roy Hodgson will give Ricky the England chance he so richly deserves or is Hodgson just another prejudiced manager hasn't RL now scored 11 times in the Premier League

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12:41pm Mon 4 Feb 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

When we were in league 1 Lambo and Lee Barnard were a lethal striking combination.Lambo has upped his game as we have climbed the league whilst Barney due partly to injury has struggled.lets hope he gets his mojo back at Oldham.COYR

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4:29pm Mon 4 Feb 13 aldermoorboy says…

Rickie is already England class, he will prove himself at that level as well.

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