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09 May 2021 19:31:00
I think the Ralph debate will rumble on but he needs to go and go now. What we do between now and the rest of the season doesn't matter much (assuming we have enough points in the bag) .
I would sooner see the youngsters get game time - how good is Lndulu for example - no one knows. And what about the lad who lasted 78 seconds on his debut at Old Trafford?

An old cliche, but if you're good enough you're old enough e. g. Danny Wallace aged 16 making his debut against Man U.
What winds me up most is Ralph insisting we were "brave" against Liverpool last night - really?! How so Ralph? Because we tried to score or because we made some tackles. That's not brave - that's their bloody job. So Ralph, great guy that you are - now is the time.

On another note I think Adams struggles without Ings alongside up top. Ings would have buried that poor clearance from Allinson. I've watched him a lot in recent weeks and his first touch isn't good enough hence he misses too many half chances. A couple of wonder goals have probably deflected the fact that he has a lot to work on. Won't fault his industry though.
I agree with the majority view - no more Walcott, Redmond, Forster, McCarthy, Bertrand and a new manager (IMO) to get the best out of JW-P, Djenepo and the youngsters.

Millertime

1.) 10 May 2021 14:41:40
I agree with some of what you say but I think Forster has come on a lot. Djnenpo? I don't see it with him. Gives the ball away far too much, moves break down and we are in trouble. When was the last time he even looked like he could score a goal. We seriously need another good striker. I know Walcott will be just a signing on fee but if he is worth signing then why does Ralph keep pulling him off. see Djenepo, and Redmond for that matter.
We have some good players but not nearly enough.


2.) 12 May 2021 13:29:11
I see everyone calling for Ralph to go but let's be honest about it, who else would want to come in knowing that they have to work with what he has. It wouldn't make any difference if we had Pep come in. He would still struggle to keep us in the Premier league. Nothing will change until someone with megabucks buys the club and the chances of that happening are about zero. I think that we need at least 6 quality players brought in to make us competitive so that would be an outlay of £100 million +. That's just not going to happen. Over half of the present squad are championship players at best so to be playing next season in the Premier league is a miracle but I fear for our chances next season.


3.) 13 May 2021 09:06:37
You're off your trolley, if you really want to know how good our youngsters are look at the results, where we are in the youth leagues. Go see how well they are doing there and then decide if they can fit in.

The problem isn't Ralph at all. It's the squad he has at his disposal, we had a defensive crisis midway through the season and the team confidence took a massive hit. In my opinion we haven't recovered from. We play well most weeks but can't come away with the points unless ings is playing. It's got nothing to do with the manager. He should instruct his players to have a go at goal more a forward passing rather than coming home all the time admittedly but you are crazy if you think there is better out there on our budget. It's people like you who got Claude peul fired and he finished 8th and took us to a final.

Have a bit more loyalty in your club and people at it. We've seen lately about fan revolts she to ESL but without that squad and coaches we don't have a team to watch. Stop being so negative and get behind them. Due to finances we're a team that can only afford to avoid relegation each season but have been over achieving for years.


4.) 13 May 2021 11:30:12
SFCPhill, you need to moderate your tone if you are to engage in constructive dialogue. Football is about people and opinion. There are many people who consider Ralph tactically naive and there is supportive evidence to show why. Likewise your point about how good the youngsters are is dubious if you are looking at youth leagues. The gulf between that level is massive and as said previously, we have had lots of success blooding youngsters into the big time. At the moment, we are giving them bit parts at a time when they should be getting more minutes on the pitch.
People who have a different view to you are not disloyal - they care passionately about the club and it’s future.
I do agree with your views about the financial reality of the situation and that simply employing a new manager will be the silver bullet - it won’t. What we do need is a manager and a team who can provide a little more fight and spirit in a no shots on target semi final.


5.) 14 May 2021 01:11:49
It's nothing to do with whether or not someone is loyal to the club. I've been supporting Saints for almost 60 years through good times and bad but the fact remains that we are a very poor team and many quality players short of a half decent Premier league side. I want Saints to be competing against the best week in week out but with the present squad we will be losing heavily which affects confidence therefore making the following game even harder. Then what do we do? Bring a few U23s in and wreck their careers because they're getting badly beaten every game. Saints will only go downwards unless there is decent investment.


 

 

 

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08 May 2021 22:12:38
We've played worse but the simple fact is, had Forster been in goal for Liverpool, we would have got at least a point. we must get a new GK who inspires confidence.
JW-P - when you look in the mirror what do you see? You added nothing and you actually need to work on your delivery from set pieces.
Redmond - no, I'm not going to go there.

Millertime

1.) 08 May 2021 22:29:09
Redmond, Walcott served ZERO purpose .
JWP . contributes nothing in the final third - where he is supposed to be contributing!


2.) 09 May 2021 03:25:27
With money apparently in short supply SFC must abandon any intentions of signing Walcott on current form plus his expected wages would account for the employ of 2/ 3 prospective young players. JWP would have to improve (as would Bednarek) to be automatic selections. next season. Agreed a top Keeper would probably save us 6/ 7 points a season. Redmond would be seen leaving in a taxi! Concerning that the under 18’s and 23’s seem to be copping a regular beating and with respect to the Manager who is still learning his Premiership trade ( behind Reporters’smoke screen) the Jury is still out!


3.) 10 May 2021 14:45:39
I think that JWP and Armstrong are doing a good job in midfield. I think that JWP would get forward more if Romeo was not injured. We really miss his power in defending the midfield.


 

 

21 Apr 2021 23:46:43
Please, please stop talking about "we didn't do enough" to win. They're all saying it . It's embarrassing this hand wringing after every game - "we weren't good enough" .

You're actually embarrassing yourselves and us as fans. How crap is it to support a club whose manager and players trot out the same line again and again.

And again .

Golden moment - no Bertrand. Silver moment - JW-P nearly went past a player. Bronze moment - McCarthy kept our run going of never saving a penalty.

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19 Apr 2021 23:28:08
Very pleased that along with PSG and Bayern Munich we turned down the chance to join the Super League.
In other , when they said that one of either Spurs or Saints will be without a manager for Wednesday's game, everybody was saying thank you and goodbye Ralph. As it is, he will probably go w/ c 10 May to continue the theme of sacking managers in the week they should have been leading their teams out at Wembley.
NOSOT how embarrassing was that (not one shot on target)

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18 Apr 2021 19:24:41
This is painfully predictable.
Backward-Prowse needs a rocket up his backside.
Redmond is even wore than usual
Diallo - pathetic
Get Tella on Ralph
Best thing that can be said is we are still in it at HT.

Millertime

1.) 18 Apr 2021 20:30:53
Not one shot on target - disgraceful and an absolute embarrassment.
Ralph that’s your lot - clueless
JWP- awful
Redmond - never want to see you in a Saints shirt again.
Bertrand never went forward once
Shameful and gutless way to lose a semi-final
I’m done.


2.) 18 Apr 2021 20:36:42
Out with a whimper. Sorry to say, but Ralph’s time is up.


 

 

12 Apr 2021 20:53:41
That was shambolic - second to WBA in every department and let's not hear any rubbish about saving ourselves for Sunday.
Midfield was non existent - heartbreaking seeing Lalana strutting his stuff for Brighton tonight and what I wouldn't give to have Lemina back. We are so predictable and negative and JWP is just not at it.
Next Sunday is massive for Ralph - a win and it half vindicates him. A defeat and that will spell the exit door I would think. More often than not we have all the hallmarks of a mediocre Championship side - what is it - 11 defeats in the last 14 league games.
Shame that Redmond regressed again and if Everton decide to keep Theo that would be no bad thing.
The least they can do to repay the blinds loyal is to put in a big performance next week. Please .

Millertime

1.) 12 Apr 2021 22:35:03
First half - Diallo and Walcott non existent. So that puts your remaining midfield as JWP and Armstrong .
JWP not only played deep again, between Bednerek and Vestergard, but he was also playing behind Walker Peters and Bertrand? So that left Armstrong running his socks off, trying to make things happen, while thinking ‘what the f*** are the rest of you doing!
The blame appeared to be our defence but with a non existent midfield, their forward play was often 6 or 7 against 4!
Walcott and Dallio were not only non existent in forward play, their tracking back was terrible, add Redmond playing his old way again ie strutting around doing nothing to help out in defence, WBA took full advantage.
Big Sam is a smart man, as soon as he saw the lack of effort from Walcott, Dalio and Redmond, he upped their game and they pressed higher!
Well done WBA
Should have played Tella!


2.) 13 Apr 2021 03:00:27
Have noticed that JWP in particular has looked fatigued and jaded recently along with Bednarek, Bertrand and others. Must say I thought WBA was a golden opportunity to rest them and play a few deserving youngsters into starting positions to inject some enthusiasm into the squad while at the same time not deflating morale in the event of a loss. Would expect radical changes ( 3 -4 ) positions for the semi’se as per Ralph’s comments pre WBA performances related. Meanwhile good luck v Leicester on Sunday. Ralph you must check on any gratuities, bonuses, pensions due- just in case!


3.) 13 Apr 2021 09:30:49
JWP is definitely jaded. While playing every minute of every game is some kind of achievement, it shouldn’t be at the expense of his form. His dead ball work is now suffering and as for playing so deep, is he there to rest?
Did players think they could just ‘turn up’ against a team that has only won 3 (or 4) games and with a -34 goal difference? Because they didn’t even do that!
I know playing at Wembley is a life time goal for many players, but that doesn’t excuse the lack of effort!

Danny Ings ran his socks off again, getting himself into many goal scoring positions, but even he started to get peed off with his effort being wasted.


4.) 13 Apr 2021 15:08:18
Most of the comments following ( Ugly Inside Saints vWBA ) seemed top drawer are SFC. The only question for me is following yet another pathetic Midfield/ Defencive display it appears that of our Mid/ Def. specialist coaches ( 3 of whom are specialist Goalkeeping coaches )? Maybe the favouritism mould can be broken for Sunday’s team selection and Adams; Salisu and Jankowitz be considered to start. !


 

 

 

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13 May 2021 11:30:12
SFCPhill, you need to moderate your tone if you are to engage in constructive dialogue. Football is about people and opinion. There are many people who consider Ralph tactically naive and there is supportive evidence to show why. Likewise your point about how good the youngsters are is dubious if you are looking at youth leagues. The gulf between that level is massive and as said previously, we have had lots of success blooding youngsters into the big time. At the moment, we are giving them bit parts at a time when they should be getting more minutes on the pitch.
People who have a different view to you are not disloyal - they care passionately about the club and it’s future.
I do agree with your views about the financial reality of the situation and that simply employing a new manager will be the silver bullet - it won’t. What we do need is a manager and a team who can provide a little more fight and spirit in a no shots on target semi final.

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10 Apr 2021 20:49:12
I wasn’t suggesting that completion was a bad thing - it’s a very good thing. I was simply saying that for the first time in many years I’m struggling to see what the strongest team would be and a little bit of me wonders whether Ralph does (great guy that he is! ) . Hopefully he will call it right next Sunday!

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09 Apr 2021 20:37:11
I agree with you Manny but tell me - what would your first choice midfield 4 be if everyone was fit and available. Personally, I think it’s a very hard call but Winks offers more going forward than some of the options. As you say, would strengthen the squad but choosing a first XI would get that bit harder!

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30 Apr 2021 23:16:03
Ex players doing VAR - top shout that so long as they don't officiate on former clubs.

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30 Apr 2021 18:31:01
A couple of very good posts today.
So, looking at the common threads running through posts in recent weeks, either Ralph is right and all of us are wrong, or.
The sad thing is, things on the pitch are so dire I’m finding more enjoyment on this forum listening to the views of like minded Saints fans (in the main) than I am watching the team I have followed for all my life. How sad is that?!
Worse still, and this is the first time I’ve ever said this - I don’t particularly care what we do tonight. Our ship has sailed this season - we had our big chance to make this a year to remember against Leicester in the semi-final. If we beat them tonight it would probably make that defeat all the more galling.

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24 Apr 2021 12:58:50
How right you are! And to a lesser extent Redmond.
He and Walcott flatter to deceive and their ability falls well short of their egos.
At least Armstrong is an honest player - never stops trying and just lacks that bit of quality and pace to be a top player.

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23 Apr 2021 22:54:04
I was buying into your views until you mentioned Diallo having enormous potential. really?
You are spot on regarding the GK position - FF and JM good shot stoppers but useless at distribution and all the other aspects - especially decision making (has either of them ever saved a penalty - just saying hash tag) .
As for your list of players who could contribute - I’m sorry, but they are all championship quality - no better.
Ings and KWP are our only two players (and possibly Bednarek) who would get a regular game in any of the top half of the table teams.
So disappointed with JWP - there was a time when I thought he could become a legend - how wrong was I.
Eddie Howe would be my pick.

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21 Apr 2021 23:50:43
One last thing - hopefully Ralph learnt a lot from the vastly experienced Spurs manager tonight.

Millertime