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Bettwsresident added 22:43 - Feb 26
In the cold light of a week or so's time I will probably look back on a brilliant game that made me proud to be a Saints fan...but for now I feel as gutted and angry as Le Tiss was. It was there for us and we played more than well enough. Seeing Koeman's gloating tweet made me fume.
Yoshi covered Stephen's really well and did not make a mistake, JWP was v good, but in Manolo we have an absolute gem. Well done Les Reed. He will follow in Pelle's footsteps and be Italy's CF before the end of this season.
Sadly after being so confident in FF last season, I found myself chewing my nails every time the ball went near him, surely it is time to bench the big man and give Hassan a go.
SanMarco added 23:52 - Feb 26
Gabby was man of the match followed by any one of 6 or 7 other Saints players. Ibrahmovic hit a free kick that should have been saved and a header that was basically a sitter - that doesn't make him man of the match. Oh and we should have been playing against 10 for most of the second half but the referee bottled it.
Well done Saints and bad luck.
helpineedsomebody added 01:45 - Feb 27
Oriol in the whole of the match had to stay in front of him all of the match only when we had a free kick or a corner did he move over the halfway line.
We as supporters knew this as our weakness and so did man utd all they did was wait for him to wander all over the pitch when under pressure .
Where does js goes from here well I think you have to ask Mr dof the worst manager in the epl ever
Saint_in_Singapore added 05:41 - Feb 27
We lost, but gave a much better and more honest account of ourselves than in 2003. Big finish to the season please boys!
NeilF added 15:41 - Feb 27
That does not take anything away from Saints who just could not do it for the want of trying. I have the most respect for the team. However, I was a bit frustrated with Boufal, still up to his ballerina football. Just pass the ball, especially when the minutes are fading. It was also strange Puel put Rodriguez on having taken Manolo off. Manolo wanted that third more than anyone. Even taking Steven Davis off I thought was strange seeing as he was a driving force.
Zlatan got man of the match, but to say it was deserved I would not say. The wall could have been better for the first and Forster could have got a hand to it. Zlatan was also not marked for the winner.
As for action though and near chances, it was Saints all the way. I am proud of the team and all involved with regards to Saints. We March On with pride.
fubsy added 17:35 - Feb 27
He got his wish.
Saints gave a tremendous performance and I feel very proud.
Cjay80 added 10:59 - Feb 28
That said, every one of the first eleven worked their nuts off and should be very proud of what was achieved, even if it wasn't all we wanted.
Forster, did ok but not the as fast as last season. Yoshi, worked hard but hesitant to move forwards like VVD does. Jack Stephens appears to have gone unnoticed, I watched his play off the ball, spacially aware and organising the back four. Many have doubts, I have none, that's a future England CB there so long as a "big" club doesn't sign him and waste his potential (whatever happened to Chambers, Shaw, Schneiderlin). The full backs worked tirelessly and we're a handful all day. Oriol faught hard and was a rock, Steven ran his socks off but is too short to be in a wall, JWP I have been a fan of for years, like Beckham, this lad can land a 40yd cross on a 20p piece, Redmond tirelessly running but why must he shoot 4 yds wide whenever he is just outside the box, more dangerous inside it, Tadic trickery outshone United's and Gabbi is close to fast becoming my daughter's favourite player, Charlie Austin watch out. As for the subs, Boufal is trying to be Ronaldo but he ain't, need some gym time, Long came close but perhaps should have come on 10 minutes earlier, JayRod didn't have time to make an impact as all the time wasting at the end. It must have got windy after the goal, their players kept getting blown over. Anyway, enough waffle, thanks to all the players and staff for making this experience possible and all the fans for winning the battle on the stands, their lot only started singing in the train station on the way home and they only had 1 bloody song.
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