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Newcastle United 3 v 1 Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 20th April 2019 Kick-off 17:30

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Martin Dubravka0.0
Javier Manquillo0.0
Fabian Schär0.0
Jamaal Lascelles0.0
Paul Dummett0.0
Matt Ritchie0.0
Ayoze Pérez0.0
Ki Sung-Yeung0.0
Isaac Hayden0.0
Miguel Almiron0.0
Salomon Rondon0.0
Mohamed Diame0.0
Federico Fernandez0.0
Christian Atsu0.0
0.0Angus Gunn
0.0Jack Stephens
0.0Maya Yoshida
0.0Jan Bednarek
0.0James Ward-Prowse
0.0Oriol Romeu
0.0Pierre Hojbjerg
0.0Ryan Bertrand
0.0Josh Sims
0.0Nathan Redmond
0.0Danny Ings
0.0Shane Long
0.0Stuart Armstrong
0.0Mario Lemina

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Your Newcastle United v Southampton Match Reports

barryroch added 22:32 - Mar 15

3 points was the highlight, Good goal x Dawson, Abysmal attendance !!!!!!!!

Yorkshire_Dale added 23:29 - Mar 15

Great result tonight.....knew we had it in the bag,felt it in my water this morning.

Very poor attendance.

Oh,did I mention that I don't like Ince or Notts County?

vanmans added 22:37 - Apr 20

AS soon as I saw that Stephens was in the starting line up I feared the worst. Sims is not ready to start games but should be used as a late sub. Against Watford we need to start Armstrong and Lemina and drop Prowse. Prowse has gone back to his old ways and has been bad in the last 3 games. You cant have a player in the team just incase you get a freekick just outside the penalty area.

codge added 22:43 - Apr 20

Thought in the first half that It was going to be like last year there. Second half we finally showed up l thought Lemina was great along with Armstrong but to many others back to old ways especially JWP and thought Hojbjerg was way of his game getting caught with the ball to much.And why do we take for ever to take a throw in every game, Going forward in the first half was awful to watch the good news Ralph saw the problems and fixed it for the second half shame we started so bad.

janecook added 22:55 - Apr 20

Total shambles. We missed Vestergaard today Stephens was useless.

janecook added 22:55 - Apr 20

Total shambles. We missed Vestergaard today Stephens was useless.

Boris1977 added 22:59 - Apr 20

4-4-2 v Newcastle from the first minute. We don't have the playing staff to understand anything but 4-4-4-2. Leave the experiments to pre season. Disappointed, but not surprised. Post season will bring a few new signings. Right?

KriSaint added 23:25 - Apr 20

Bad defending for the first 2 goals in a shitty first half performance by Saints, where we couldn´t get foot hold and keep the ball in the team.. Much better second half and - in particular - an inspirational second half performance by substitute and goal scorer Mario Lemina. We created good chances in the second half but couldn´t convert them.
On the whole a disappointing afternoon after 5 good matches with 3 wins and narrow defeats to Man. U. and Liverpool. Our 4 man midfield (PEH, Romeu, JWP and Bertrand) totally lost the midfield battle in the first half..
We missed Valery, JWP didn´t have a good game as RWB. We also missed Vestergaard who would have been a bigger task for Rondon than Stephens.
We should have decoded our opponent better beforehand and played Stephens as RB and played Lemina from the start with a very solid , physical midfield.

darthvader added 09:24 - Apr 21

I did worry beforehand about playing jwp in that position . We looked lightweight.
At least we went for it in the second half played a lot better and could have nicked a point with a bit of luck and better finishing .
Rather lose 3-1 if we have at least had a go, than 2-0 damage limitation .

SaintBrock added 09:57 - Apr 21

Too many of our players thinking of the beach. Ralph's team selection all wrong again. Glad when this miserable season is over. Hard to pick a man of the match as nobody played well or as if they even cared about the outcome. Feel sorry for the 1700 who gave up their weekend to watch this dross.

saintjf added 10:31 - Apr 21

We are staying up, we are staying up! We are making very hard work of it and may just need something from the Huddersfield game to survive. That was Newcastle we lost too. They are not very good either.

SanMarco added 13:38 - Apr 21

We were at our worst in the first half - our one good CB was playing out of position and the whole thing was embarrassing. That was moderate, competent pressure from a lower-middle table side and we miserably failed to cope with it. Second half with 4 at the back we won the midfield and with a more potent attacking force we may have got a point or more. Yoshi was appalling (sorry - he was) and Stephens shouldn't have been playing, also JWP as right-back??

At least there will be absolutely no doubt in anyone's mind where we need to strengthen. I wonder how many points we have thrown away in recent seasons due to our poor purchases of defenders? Obviously a healthy goalscorer also needed...

SaintBrock added 14:22 - Apr 21

we are not very good against teams that are not very good saintjf

sidsaint added 14:45 - Apr 21

Agree Ralph got his team selection wrong especially with Josh, although after last week you could understand why. I'm afraid he looked out of his depth. However his changes at half time were spot on and Armstrong and especially Lamina made a big difference in the second half. Can't understand why we had so many up for the corner when JWP was lucky not to get a red. Just like the Liverpool game there was no need to push so many forward for the corner.

JimmyMeliaPhD added 20:28 - Apr 21

I've said a few times on here that some of RH's selection decisions seem wrong--though it's true that, like yesterday, he often can use subs to rectify the problems he causes himself. And of course, some decisions get forced on him because of lack of squad quality. So yesterday, you're missing Valery and Vestergaard, so you have to play JWP out of position and have to field the ever woeful Jack Stephens. Up fron, Soms was probably the wrong choice (as Armstrong was at pains to demonstrate). And Ings is doing his best to make sure Long gets on the field from time to time. All our squad weaknesses were exposed today, in other words, and once that XI was named it was game over.
That said, Lemina had a good game, and I'm learning to appreciate Gunn.
A word abut Ings, though. As the season draws to a close, and assuming we stay up, we surely have to give some serious thought as to whether he should be bought. He scored a few, true. But he's easily injured and right now looks unfit. Unless something drastic happens to his form in the final games, his overall profile for the season won't be an argument for signing him.

KriSaint added 08:32 - Apr 22

Something that has not really been highlighted yet in anyone´s post match analysis:
Yoshida´s significant tendency to miss BIG chances.
For crying out loud: We should have won 4-3! I seriously mean that.
There is a reason for bringing Yoshida all the way up and into the box every time we have a corner. He has been a pro for more than a decade and expectedly trained at least weekly on making an impact on dead balls / finishing in the opponent´s box..
He is supposed to:
1) win headers in the opponent´s box and direct at target (and not too close to the keeper), AND
2) win second balls and direct the bloody thing at target (and not too close to the keeper)

He does win a fair amount of headers and second balls in the opponent´s box,
BUT WHERE THE HELL IS THE END PRODUCT? It´s almost time wasting to bring him forward for corners and stuff like that.... :(
Bl**dy fr*strating.
(Though, admittedly, he had a rare assist to Longy against Wolves).

SanMarco added 10:26 - Apr 22

I suppose we would forgive him if he was a brilliant defender KriSaint!!

I wonder what our points per game ratio is when both Stephens and Yoshi are both in starting XI....

Jimmy Melia's point about whether we want Ings is a very important one for the summer.

janecook added 19:15 - Apr 22

What no Verdict after that dismal display at Newcastle or are you waiting till after the Watford game? I have noticed that when we lose it takes longer to produce.

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