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Saints v Irons – the fans react!

The other West Ham turned up at Southampton this afternoon and failed to trouble a ten man home team.
Here’s how members of the ClaretandHugh FB forum reacted @https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/
payetO Another team to whom we showed too much respect

O Why are we are happy to sit back and defend rather than come out attacking. We didn’t even start pushing forward untill around the 15th minute.
O I’m reconciled to the fact that we seem to have just one way of playing with the emphasis on the second half – dangerous policy as we saw today.
O Gotta say we are really poor. Payet just wasn’t  in the game, Song too slow as always and Enner looked totally outclassed. 

O Moses looks our best player today.

O With wet conditions, wet, slippery ball, a goalie’s nightmare why didn’t we really attack them?.
O Both teams were poor – seriously disappointing
O I think we may need to start thinking about Payet not being a player that enjoys playing in poor weather . Been ok today but it was the same v Newcastle and Liverpool . Not a criticism just an observation .
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O Yet again individual errors and slow starts are costing us. Frustrating to see us not performing simply because Payet isn’t. We’re not a one man team
O Frustrating first half, keep getting a cup half full. It’s how you end the game not start it!

O We didn’t attack, so Southampton would have the upper hand. We let them dominate, and control the game. We had man advantage and still did not pose any threat. Did not capitalise on Saints misfortunes.

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4 comments on “Saints v Irons – the fans react!

  1. Most positive moment from the game is a red card. Maybe officials have begun to protect creative players at last. Apart from that a night to forget. Lets do that and move on. COYI

  2. When we played Villa albeit we won 2-0 we wasn’t convincing, win or not I came away from Upton Park a little disappointed. I said to a few people round me, I can’t complain about the football because lets be honest it’s 10 times better than last season! However, we struggle to break down teams in the final third and the same happened today! We will get the ball on the edge of the box then end up back at the centre halves! Hopefully this is just a minor blip… Today I thought Song’s distribution was abysmal he had at least 3 or 4 times where he could of passed it to Cresswell (who whips in a fantastic ball) instead lofts it in where the keeper either claimed or we cant get any power on the ball to actually score! And secondly his shooting is shocking!!! We missed Kouyate today massively and wether he comes back in for Song or Obiang comes in for Song, I think Song can not play the next game! Also I’m not entirely sure on what formation we played today it started off with Antonio at RB and Moses off Valencia! We deserved to lose today, end of! On to the next! Emenike looks like a lump maybe with a bit more fitness he will be an asset! Let’s get through Tuesday night and have a nice FA Cup run!! COYI!!

  3. EastStand, Song’s distribution and shooting may have been poor ( and that’s a matter of opinion), but at least he had the right idea, and tried to break down the Saints’ defence. And he was clearly one of a few willing to take the game to them.

    The Golden Child for his part, did exactly what you complain of as usual, and spend the day sending the ball back to the centre halves from the final third, or passing it sideways. And as far as l could see, the golden one made no noteworthy contribution either defensively or offensively and l struggle to see why he should retain his place if Song, (who was clearly better both offensively and defensively), can’t. Unless of course other considerations which are not football related, apply.

  4. Valencia!!!! Over rated,poor 1st touch, horrific shooting(unless a free kick), lazy, and spends more time on his arse moaning.

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