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07 Mar 2020 13:07:06
Today will be an interesting test of Ralph's team selection. I am hoping he moves JWP back into the number 10 role and uses on of the two right backs we had on the bench last week! Without Armstrong and Smallbone both injured, will be bring back Romeu? I hope not . how about being brave and having PEH and JWP with Djenepo and Boufal outside them .
back to the 'go for the win' mentality.

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1.) 07 Mar 2020 14:49:03
Good to see Ralph reads this forum 👍
Great team selection today 😁.


 

 

10 Nov 2019 00:02:25
ok it's statistics time, and these have shocked me .
2018/ 2019 and 2019/ 2020 seasons
MIDFIELD
PLAYER GAMES ASSISTS
Romeu 43 0
JWP 38 0
PEH 42 3 (0 this season)

so our midfield are not only slow, can't tackle, they have provided ZERO assists this season . and only 3 over two seasons .

south_hants_rich

1.) 11 Nov 2019 15:23:04
I think it's a bit harsh to judge Romeu based on his assist rate as he is a defensive midfielder that doesn't get forward. JWP on the other hand should have assists next to his name as our primary set piece 'specialist' - although he barely gets the ball passed the first man from corners.

Looking at our overall assists from the first team, no one really adds anything in this field. There is no standout player that has got near 10 assists over the past 2 seasons.

Redmond - 4 assists last season, 0 this year
Ings - 3 assists last season, 0 this year

We are definitely missing a creative head in midfield, but we need a composed CM that can break up play with a composed head and move the ball forward, sort of like Schneiderlin.


2.) 12 Nov 2019 16:25:52
just to add Sofiane Boufal : 2 assists in 4 1/ 2 games!
The name that sprang to mind with a 'composed head and move the ball forward' . STEVE DAVIS . worked his socks off, has great awareness on the pitch, always looking for the forward pass!
Oh we sold him .
there must be a free agent out there somewhere we can sign ASAP.


3.) 13 Nov 2019 08:34:17
I agree Rich, Boufal is probably our most creative player, even though he is wasteful, he gets in good positions on the pitch and is unpredictable. I feel he should be getting more game time than he has been.

RH needs to use the international break to regroup and go back to the basics. If he wants to use his 4-2-2-2 he needs to drill this into the squad. Setting up to defensive does nothing for us. If we utilise and use the 4-2-2-2 formation correctly and press as a squad of players we will create chances. At the moment we are just sitting back and waiting for the opportunity, we need to start getting into the faces of our opponents. Pressing up top will relieve pressure from our defensive, if our defensive shape is good enough then other teams will struggle to break us down.


4.) 14 Nov 2019 00:00:59
I agree with you saintjay . but . pressing is all well and good if when you don't have the ball you can defend/ tackle . and most importantly get the ball back!
I think, like me, you have realised that our midfield is a huge part of the problem. Pressing is good and i love to see it, but let's say we press and yet again one of those stupid 'give away' passes. the opposition are bearing down on us .
our midfield . JWP can't tackle, can't track back quick enough . he's out of the game. Same for Romeu!
So now the opposition have in effect run straight through us .

Sound familiar? Leicester .

there has to be some free agents out there we are allowed to sign now!

More worryingly Ralph has not be sacked . so that means they believe in him? are they watching different games to us? they way he sets up, the way he changes things, his substitutions . his lack of tactical know how . ie 3-1 down playing awful, being over run . no changes til 70+ minutes .

ok so Ralph not sacked . so they believe in him .
so they must think it's the players . well what you going to do about it SFC!


5.) 14 Nov 2019 23:05:51
If we keep with Ralph they have got to provide him with new faces to fit his formation. At the moment drop those who are not performing - Redmond, Bertrand, Vestergard, PEH and JWP. Bring in Vokins, Boufal, Stephens or Yosh, Slattery and Adams. Back in the day Lawrie Mc would have signed Cahill and Toure on frees for decent wages to bring experience to the squad, help in training too. We now need to sign either the best in youth or pay over the top for quality to add. Having said that Ya Ya is still available!


 

 

30 Sep 2019 15:56:38
Not posted for a while, but thought i would share my thoughts on RH.
I am starting to worry he is doing a 'Mourinho'; ie alienating himself from certain players. Clearly a difference between RH and Bertrand, Cedric and his latest Valery.

Playing Cedric on the wrong wing, Danso in a position he never plays ie right back . what was he trying to prove against Bournemouth? how to lose?
PLaying Danso instead of Bertrand previously . and now playing Vestegard RB instead of Valery .

If he is trying to bring their ego's down to earth, it's the wrong way to do it!

south_hants_rich

1.) 01 Oct 2019 03:03:36
It’s confusing with respect to Cedric’s last minute. withdrawal at Tottenham with no explanation offered when so much tactical planning would have been invested prior. Very Peculiar, . We know Ralph is well respected coach but his ‘man- management style would only be known to those closer to him. Perhaps certain players have attitudes not tolerated by him. He obviously requires the 100% support of Squad Players to maintain discipline. It is noticeable however that the dramatic rise of Leicester (under Brendan Rodgers ) & Schalke inGermany (under David Wagner) less time RH has been sorting SFC out!


2.) 01 Oct 2019 17:08:14
I think, for whatever reason, he has diverted focus away from tactics etc and onto the man management side. To play Danso right back was bordering on insanity, to move Vestegrard to right back with Valery on the bench was bizarre. I know a lot of people do say they have contacts in the club, but i do have direct contact with a lot of the younger players and some of the younger ones recently added to the first team squad. I was aware of his spat with Cedric and various other things. He seems to not like egos. While i understand that a bad ego can be negative for a team, a positive, cocky ego can be good for the team. WE are talking about professional footballers who need some cockiness to 'say' to the opposition, we're not afraid of you!
Bertrand has an air of that but why not, he is a good player, gives his all, been there done it. Cedric has won the Euros!

They didn't get where they are being nice, quiet, reserved people!
Maybe someone like Valery it's a different story, he's suddenly come from nowhere and just maybe he has got a bit full of himself.

Maybe RH needs to concentrate on his tactical skills and stop trying to play what is almost devils advocate!

Charlie Austin is a different category - relegated to training with the Under 21/ 23s and i am told was made to clean cars . how true i don't know.


3.) 06 Oct 2019 08:39:58
I think you may be reading more into the situation than is actually there. Team selection is nuanced and match specific and shouldn’t be reduced to simple player – coach disagreements. RH has highlighted that YV has been struggling in training and his performance has dipped. He also underlined its not a case of not trusting YV. He is a young player, still developing and his from will be inconsistent. But now he has been training hard and is looking to be involved v Chelsea.

The club failed to invest in full back positions again this summer despite selling, so we have two right backs, one of which stated a desire to leave over the summer and the other is young and still learning. On the other side, we have one left back in Bertrand.

We praise RH for taking a stern approach with players, insisting they invest in his vision or they drop out, but then when things on the pitch aren’t perfect, you think we should bemoan his approach and say he’s going too far? We should second guess why certain players aren’t playing?

About Valery, RH has already spoken this week. Cedric pulled out against Spurs because of a calf injury sustained during the week’s training and aggravated in the pre-game warm-up. RH also explained the reasons for his line-up choice v Spurs which is perfectly sensible. Yes, experimenting with Danso in a full back position in the past has been unsuccessful, but so what? Given our scant options, I’m perfectly happy for the head coach to try a few things to see what works.

Comparing our team to Leicester and Schalke is ridiculous. Leicester have a very talented squad of players with a balanced blend of youth and experience that should see them challenging for European places this season. That alone is not down to Brendan Rodgers. Schalke have played 7 games so far under David Wagner and a season’s performance cannot be judged after 7 games.

Also, what’s the point in repeating silly rumours about Charlie Austin that you yourself state you don’t know are true? They are the seeds of undermining our head coach and sewing them does nothing but harm. If this forum is to become a negative spiral of nonsense and a platform for sharing unfounded conjecture then I for one will be checking out. Its disappointing that this forum is far more active when we aren’t playing well compared to when we are struggling. I understand why that is, but perhaps things would feel slightly less bleak if there was a positive post for every negative one.

Given we are only 7 games into the season, shouldn’t we just let things develop and see how we get on? RH has already demonstrated more ability than our last few head coaches and given the ability levels in our squad, we cannot expect too much. We are targeting a finish between 10 and 14 place this season. Anything more is unrealistic at this stage. Its frustrating that we are not playing better at the moment but RH has done enough to earn our trust and patience. let's not be hyper-critical before the season really starts to show its colours.


4.) 06 Oct 2019 12:56:27
Just let RH do the job that he was brought in for. He can only work with what he has so we have to give him time.


5.) 06 Oct 2019 13:29:19
He played a left sided centre half in a position he had never played - right back, while moving CEdric to left back and Bertrand on the bench. FACT
It was either stupid or naive or both :-)


6.) 06 Oct 2019 13:32:02
and to add, it didn't work we were absolutely awful! not surprisingly . and as someone who has supported Saints for 52 years, just sometimes criticising the manager is allowed :-)


7.) 11 Oct 2019 16:41:33
@South_hants_rich

Had Bertrand been fully fit, I don't believe he would have played Cedric at LB and Danso at RB.


 

 

20 Jan 2019 11:20:33
I think the problem I have had til now is the (misguided) belief that as professional footballers, they shouldn't need to be told how to play. I have sat back and watched and thought what the dickens is he doing, why did he make that pass, why did he not close that player down. Koeman was a manager that used to watch, analyse and guide the players and he left.

But SIR H. is different, he adds the dimension of passion! many are saying 'oh its great Bednarek, redmond, [other player]' has upped their game. but reality is they were great players, but just needed that tweak. that direction, that steering and now we have it! an exceptional manager in every way. And I know some think we'll lose him to a 'bigger' team, but fingers crossed he loves it here :-)

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1.) 20 Jan 2019 12:03:17
He will likely leave by the end of next season. by which point we should be rejuvenated and be able to replace him with similar. not the boring dross of a puel or Pellegrino.

It's no good having good players with no direction. Not in the modern game. Also having good players with just "passion" will work for a while but eventually come undone tactically. RH has given them the passion and fight and got the new manager bounce, but he's also sorted us out in terms of fitness, work rate, organisation defensively and a plan when attacking. All of which means it can actually LAST!


2.) 20 Jan 2019 14:12:37
Hopefully the owners/ directors will realise that you can't run a club the size of ours purely as a business. I know that nobody will just throw money at a club the size of Southampton but they must know that if we don't invest we will fall down through the leagues again. Last time that happened we were lucky enough to get Marcus in to rescue us but that's unlikely to happen again. Unfortunately with smaller clubs it's a matter of speculate to accumulate. I just don't think that our present owners are willing to put the money in which makes me question their love of the club. With a little investment RH might be open to staying with us to see if he can get us back to where we were a few years ago.


3.) 20 Jan 2019 19:55:24
I agree that with a bit of investment in new players, RH will stay. He seems to like the club and as he has said before he isn't ready for a big club yet. The fans also seem to love him and he appreciates it, even after matches you can see him looking at the travelling fans or at home.


4.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:25
You never know if we look after him he might be an old fashioned manager that likes to hang around and see where he can take us. He knows that we'll never be a big club but if he likes a challenge you never know. Whatever he decides in the future I think we need to back him as much as we can now.


5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:33:00
Have you guys watched the fans conference that both Ralphs did last week? Kreuger underlined the whole financial situation. Although Mr Gao hasn't invested a lump sum of money into the transfer window yet, every penny that the club makes goes back into the club. From player sales to match day tickets. They're unlikely to invest in January, but he has hinted that they will be looking to recruit heavily in the summer.

RH summed it up perfectly, by saying that we can't always sign expensive new players and that he'd rather sign someone young into the club that he can develop, so another Bednarek or Hojbjerg or Redmond. Essentially reinstalling the "Southampton way". I mean look at all the players we've spent a lot of money on and how they've worked out:
Vestergaard - okay he's come into the first team under RH but no one has been rating him all season
Carrillo - he played like 2 seconds last season now he's off on loan
Boufal - he's gone off on loan elsewhere
Lemina - good player, but I doubt he'll be able to get into our current team

I just don't think we'll ever be able to please our fans. Half of them want to see youth players coming through the ranks, then the other half want to see millions spent on new players.


6.) 21 Jan 2019 11:29:09
Does anyone think he might get the best out of Carillio and Boufal?


7.) 21 Jan 2019 11:44:49
I would love to change back to the old Southampton way by signing young, hungry players and develop them. Rumours are we trying to sign Clarke from Leeds. "The Southampton Way" type of player. :)

Ralph seems to be really happy here and I hope he will stay at least 'til the end of his current contract. Hopefully much longer!


 

 

11 Mar 2018 23:58:19
There are so many posts on here bemoaning the selling of our 'best' players and replacing them with 'rubbish' . but players like Mane, Pelle were players we 'plucked out of the air'. Even Poch was someone that no one was watching as a manager. We have bought players from Bayern M, juventus, napoli who actually are great players, more established that some of our 'best players' were before we signed them.

What has happened is they have joined a team that has gone very backward in it's choice of manager. From great tacticians who could adjust the formation, spot shortcomings in opponents . to someone who . trying to being polite . seems to have absolutely no idea how to change / adjust formations / tactics based on the opponent and state of play.

I have no doubt (fingers crossed) that MP will be sacked in the next few days; if he is not i would like the hierarchy to explain why not. The club gave him the chance to manage in the PL and he simply ios not up to it. The PL is the best league in the world in terms of depth. MP could never understand how a team with 35% possession and two shots on goal could beat us . MP . welcome to the PL! or rather . goodbye.

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1.) 12 Mar 2018 07:14:24
Absolutely spot on, players are doing what they are tol and have become totally disallusioned as a result of the clown tactics. When have we ever seen Bertrand give anything less than 100%?


2.) 12 Mar 2018 20:57:01
SACKED!
thank god!


 

 

 

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02 Mar 2021 20:41:03
Ralph will be sacked if this carries on, of that I have no doubt. Awful expression, but he 'talks the talk but most definitely doesn't walk the walk' . To play a key CB at RB with a more than adequate RB on the bench, ok we'll let that go. but then move Djenepo to right back. now we are entering the 'Twilight Zone'! Kane was good enough to play Man City but not to play ahead of Djenepo? Djenepo who is a very dangerous tackler!
Salisu . signed with an injury . recovered and replaced Bednerek without a second thought - no way up to the speed of the PL . went down twice clutching his face as he'd been shot . embarrassing! Too slow on the ball. Taking up positions at dead balls that conflict with Ings and Adams! Tell him Ralph!
Keeps playing Redmond? Explain Ralph . please .

Absolutely love your pressing game, loved our start . but you can't play the same way with any player, you can't play players out of position, especially when their are players in that position!

Get JWP back up the pitch, his use of the ball is now very limited .

Ralph you will not survive . injuries I agree, but some of your decisions are bizarre .

Let's add selling Matty target to the list when Bertrand is on his last year.

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1.) 03 Mar 2021 21:21:12
Totally agree that if it carries on, he’s gone. I still can’t understand the need to play senior players out of position instead of using the academy. Our best 10 playing as a 6, one of the best 5s playing as a 2. Redmond is not a 10 or 9. The list goes on. Get McCarthy back too. He’s done nothing wrong. i'm not sure, but I feel results have changed since Walcott got injured? Get him signed up.


2.) 04 Mar 2021 11:35:06
Absolutely agree! Does he really think Everton weren’t going to spot the RB weakness? Their manager is very smart and experienced, although to be honest, an under 10 football team could have exploited Bednerek. That’s not knocking Bednerek as he is an excellent CENTRE BACK!

JWP is the strangest, he clearly has him playing as a number 6 . why?

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01 Mar 2021 20:54:06
Half time Everton 1-0 up. service to Ings and Adams non existent. Redmond and Djenepo breaking up everyone of our attacks!
Vestergard and Bednerek great centre back pairing who concede few. So what if Salisu is fit, don't break up that partnership! If anything get Salisu RB . those two know each other and play superbly!
Feel sorry for Danny and Che . awful service!
Remind me of what Redmond brings to the team?

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1.) 01 Mar 2021 21:45:07
Redmond is having a shocker.


2.) 01 Mar 2021 21:51:38
89th minute for the first shot on target.


3.) 01 Mar 2021 23:06:35
Danny and Che taking up positions, running for passes . nothing arriving! Redmond absolutely awful, with the ball and without the ball! Breaking up more of our attacks than their defence! Djenepo not much better but excellent at RB!
We must play Bednerek and vestergard at CB’s .


4.) 02 Mar 2021 11:19:30
Fundamental basic of football - if you don’t score you can’t win. Our service to the front two is non existent. Redmond and Djenepo (other than a great goal line dribble) are providing zero service; in fact they are losing the ball. Armstrong is trying to work openings. Ward Prowse- zero contribution other than dead ball situations. So we have a midfield providing virtually zero service. Get the ball to Ings he’ll score - don’t get it to him he can’t score.
No matter how well we are playing, no service to the front men means we can’t win. 1 point out of 27! That is serious relegation form!
It’s broken so it needs fixing! The senior players are not performing so get Tella in from the start .
Vestergard and Bednerek- get that partnership back, it was. Superb.


5.) 02 Mar 2021 12:31:37
I still can’t understand Bednarek at RB. He looked like Bambi on Ice until he move back to CB. RB is our main issue. Kayne Ramsey has earned a contract, so play him. That gets Djenepo up the pitch (albeit he looked better at RB, but a red was pending as he flew it all the time) . We need to improve the squad for next year. Lemina and Elynoussi both could contribute so keep them. If money is the issue, get some free players in, there’s a lot out there with contracts ending in the summer.


6.) 02 Mar 2021 13:05:13
Bednerek and vestergard formed a superb partnership and Ralph should not split them up, even if saints think Salisu is the second coming! Those two formed the foundation of our good run. Incidentally Redmond wasn’t in the team either!


 

 

23 Feb 2021 22:40:27
So we continue to pick Redmond up front. His contribution to the team continues to be farcical! He is not and never will be a team player!
. when we were winning and winning, we were playing an unchanged team. Ok so we have injuries but keep as much of the team in position as is possible .
We seem to be juggling the team around, similar to pre Leicester 0-9 days .
Get Ings and Adams back up top!

south_hants_rich

{Ed077's Note - Sometimes you have to rotate and rest players in order to protect them and avoid losing them to a longer spell out injured if overplayed. Maybe that's why there been more tinkering in the recent weeks. And obviously losing teams see changes being made to them more often than winning sides as well.}


1.) 24 Feb 2021 09:23:29
Agree Ed. However think Ralph could do more to change system to accommodate those incoming rather than play out of position. Like I've said before can't understand why we let full back cover out on loan.

{Ed077's Note - You could always try and do better but seriously the squad at the disposal for Ralph isn't that great and like you stated, some of the players allowed to let go out on loan is a bit perplexing}


2.) 24 Feb 2021 09:48:50
Hi Ed077
I full understand about the need for squad rotation, but the problem we have is more rotation of a player around the team formation. so the same player still in the team but not the same position.

{Ed077's Note - well your squad has been largely hampered by injuries so maybe that's contributing to it. Well at least you guys aren't in a relegation dogfight even after a horrible 7 game run. That'd a positive thing right?}


3.) 24 Feb 2021 11:56:32
I agree! Let’s hope we never enter into that dogfight 👍.


 

 

18 Feb 2021 23:10:28
With the right players on the pitch, all playing to Ralph's game plan, we have played some superb football. Our high pressing, playing out from the back, inter passing, was getting lots of attention and praise.
Having watched Man City V Everton last night, watching Man City play was unbelievable. Players passing without even looking, knowing where their team mates were, almost to the inch - it was an absolute pleasure to watch. It reminded me of interviews with our players a couple of months back saying they knew their role, where they should be on the pitch.
What has happened is that one by one teeth have come off our cogs, first vestergard. His replacement Stephens : ok if given time and space, ok if not pressed, but absolutely not ok with a fast flowing press and playing out from the back.

Redmond wasn't being picked and we flowed so much better, quick interpassing, overlaps, high presses .

Now we have Redmond and Djenepo back in the team. Their passing and accuracy is so poor that it is compromising our high press. High press relies on not giving the ball away, the same as playing out from the back relies on not giving the ball away!

We need to get JWP back up the pitch, not playing level with and behind the ball? Play the number 10 position and spray the ball around.

We need players who will not hold up play, look to pass back!

Man City last night played 19 forward passes for every back pass. We are using players who's first thought is pass back!

So we have players who don't fit in with a high press game .

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14 Feb 2021 17:56:27
Redmond picked again Absolutely no end product, in fact no middle product. looks to go backwards. then we have Djenepo on the pitch at the same time. so now we have two no end product players .
Awful second half!

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25 Feb 2021 16:12:33
Overpaid pretenders : one standout pretender is Redmond, to be playing him upfront is bizarre.
Not quite good enough - sadly I think Bertrand is past his best by quite a way.
Stephens - simply not good enough

The bednerek and vestergard partnership worked very well, but now Salisu is on the team sheet, that partnership is gone.

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25 Feb 2021 16:07:16
I think you’ll find Ralph is someone who likes to make the decisions. He stands up the whole game and very rarely consults his coaching staff! He doesn’t even stand near his coaching staff! Richard K the assistant is a very knowledgeable and experienced man.

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14 Jan 2021 21:53:17
Our selection is not just about a young player who can score and is a free agent. A huge emphasis is put on character, lifestyle etc when Southampton are interested in someone, they watch, watch, listen, enquire, watch and watch . often in ‘secret’. You can be absolutely sure Ralph knows exactly who he wants . at the moment he is seeing who he can ‘tune’ . Vestergaard and Prowsey spring to mind.

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08 Jan 2021 22:57:11
Why would we? Yes we could have him as another option, but Ralph is building his squad around a core of players, with excellent ‘stand ins’ especially making full use of the academy. He has created a tactical plan that is being taught to every level at Southampton.
I think we will see a reduction in buys and an increase in bringing players through.

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08 Dec 2020 17:50:16
Credit definitely has to go to Vestergard. I was told by one of the U23 players that he can pass the ball with either feet to anywhere on the pitch, along the ground or over the top.
Well I watched since then and wow, can this man pass very accurately. Clearly Ralph has spotted his potential and encourages his passing anytime he likes. I’ve also noticed that V now seems to take up different positions at set pieces ie standing in more space, running onto the ball. He used to be ‘lost in the noise’ surrounded by other players. This reminds me of good ol Claus L, he scored only 2 goals in over 400 professional games, but was up for virtually every dead ball situation. I used to think, ‘get out the way’ . well Vestergard is now positioning himself superbly and the goals are flying in!

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04 Mar 2021 11:35:06
Absolutely agree! Does he really think Everton weren’t going to spot the RB weakness? Their manager is very smart and experienced, although to be honest, an under 10 football team could have exploited Bednerek. That’s not knocking Bednerek as he is an excellent CENTRE BACK!

JWP is the strangest, he clearly has him playing as a number 6 . why?

Going to stop here as could go on forever .

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02 Mar 2021 13:05:13
Bednerek and vestergard formed a superb partnership and Ralph should not split them up, even if saints think Salisu is the second coming! Those two formed the foundation of our good run. Incidentally Redmond wasn’t in the team either!

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02 Mar 2021 11:19:30
Fundamental basic of football - if you don’t score you can’t win. Our service to the front two is non existent. Redmond and Djenepo (other than a great goal line dribble) are providing zero service; in fact they are losing the ball. Armstrong is trying to work openings. Ward Prowse- zero contribution other than dead ball situations. So we have a midfield providing virtually zero service. Get the ball to Ings he’ll score - don’t get it to him he can’t score.
No matter how well we are playing, no service to the front men means we can’t win. 1 point out of 27! That is serious relegation form!
It’s broken so it needs fixing! The senior players are not performing so get Tella in from the start .
Vestergard and Bednerek- get that partnership back, it was. Superb.

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01 Mar 2021 23:06:35
Danny and Che taking up positions, running for passes . nothing arriving! Redmond absolutely awful, with the ball and without the ball! Breaking up more of our attacks than their defence! Djenepo not much better but excellent at RB!
We must play Bednerek and vestergard at CB’s .

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25 Feb 2021 20:50:51
Playing Redmond up front is one of the more bizarre decisions by Ralph!
Ings and Che play well together. The only reason they stopped was the awful service from midfield. With Redmond and Djenepo on the wings, poor service is guaranteed. Without vestergard there were no over the top perfect balls. JWP is playing deeper (no idea why) so instead of combining well with Armstrong, he is spending most of his time passing along the back line, not through their defence. Again I have no idea why he is so deep .

We also had a great partnership with Bednerek and vestergard, conceding very little goals. Salisu is fit and the partnership is broken, albeit bednerek played at right back!

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