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|West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added by KriSaint at 13:28:41|
An extraordinarily exhausting season, which went well until 2021, has finally finished. And yes, this game vs WH was deja vu. We played reasonably well but conceded three soft goals.
I hope RH has learned from his 2½ years in the PL, and that he gets the ressources to bring the team forward.
Players from our current squad I look forward to see play for Saints again. Un-mentioned players I'm unsure about.
|West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added by WestSussexSaint at 07:18:41|
I’m thinking of the positives from this match.
1) it was great to see the return of Oriel Romeu. One or two rusty moments but he generally looked composed and in the right positions.
2) it’s the end of the season.
A big summer for Ralph coming up. While he has enjoyed support to this point he won’t survive a slow start to the new season.
|West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added by SaintPaulVW at 06:29:09|
For long periods of this game we played well. We had 4 nailed on chances that we didn't convert. Silly lapses in defence cost us dearly. Several players looked like their futures lie elsewhere.
We looked a million miles away from the team we all saw playing in November.
|West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added by smartjoe at 05:35:36|
Our manager is too stubborn for his own good and the good of the team. When practically the whole of the fan base repeatedly point out his selection and substitution errors, he just carries on regardless in his own blinkered way.. In effect his attitude almost amounts to wilful sabotage of the teams prospects.
He should be relieved of his duties without delay.
|West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added by TimSaint at 00:41:30|
Saints defence - the gift that keeps on giving.
Same shit, different game. All West Ham had to do was make sure we squandered our early chances, then wait for our defensive mistakes and punish us.
1-0 stupid throw given away, poor marking allowing Bowen to shoot, Bed turning his back and AMc partying it to the scorer.
2-0 Redmond screwed his clearance and Vest didn't pick up his man.
3-0 Bednarek with the gift
No wonder we have the 2nd worse away defence in the Prem !!
I really don't know why so many poor performers get repeatedly selected.
Why was Tella dropped to the bench ?
Wholesale changes are required this summer, otherwise it will be more of this year's form again next season.
|West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added by ElijahK at 23:54:21|
I’m really worried about relegation next season now! As the game so far today has just summed up saints for the second half of the season, where we start strong, get loads of chances.... but don’t take them! Then come to regret it when they score and take the lead! Then in the second half we just create bugger all and lay off the game like we’re winning!
The fact is that we just don’t have a good enough squad, and that’s for basically every position! As I personally think we’ve only got like 5 proper PL players (Ings, Prowse, Armstrong, Walker-Peters and maybe Vestergaard and Romeu) but other than them we’ve got nobody! And there’s certain positions that we need to get in desperately (like a goalkeeper as I personally think McCarthy is better, but whether you agree or not, the fact is that nether McCarthy or Forster are PL quality!) yet we just won’t get them in as we don’t have the funding and we need like 6/7 players yet will be lucky to get like 3/4! And if Ings leaves the only chance we have at staying up is simply by ether investing loads in the summer (which we all know won’t happen whilst Gao invests bugger all into the club) or by teams being even worse than us! As I can see wolves struggling next season, along with Norwich and the usual lot. But whether they do worse than us is what I think will define of whether we stay up or not!
I personally I think that Ralph does get a bit more stick than he should, but WHY he keeps playing certain poor players like Redmond, over young talented ones like Tella (who was brilliant when he came on), and that he very rarely has a plan B are my main two issues with him! But it won’t matter who we have as manager next season unless things change. As we’ve been the 8th best team in the PL at home this season, but have been 18th for away games and have conceded over 40 goals! And these changes do simply involve getting in a new owner, so I don’t care how bad it could’ve been, or may be, as we WILL GO DOWN unless Gao buggers off!
|Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by KriSaint at 18:19:52|
Impressed with the first half, not so much with the second, especially after that strange Bamford goal. I'm still not convinced Bamford was onside when he scored what looked like a goal from child football.
Djenepo had far too few options for taking 1 on 1's on the left wing, and it almost looked like nobody bothered to give him the ball when he was calling for it during our attacks, which I didn't understand. The man can create something. Including penalties. (For us).
We need more muscles in the team, but Armstrong and JWP were playing well as usual. Redmond, whom I usually defend, was useless.
Ralph got the substitutes somewhat wrong. Where was Obafemi?
|Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by TimSaint at 11:31:58|
Same old predictable Saints.
We actually started off really well and had Leeds rattled. For a change it was the opposition who were conceding chances, mis-passing and Bamford didn't get a sniff. However we failed to take those chances and didn't get the HT lead we really deserved.
2nd half Leeds changed it a bit. They took off Head Case Llorente who was on a mission for a red card and waited for Saints to make more mistakes. Our defence just keeps on giving. Not satisfied with Stephens going on his sorties and giving the ball away and being out of position when Leeds countered, not satisfied with Vest misplaced passes gifting breaks, not satisfied with Stephens poor headers at both ends and AMcC not heeding the warning of Bamford running through when he nearly gave away a penalty - everyone stopped as the ball was played over to Bamford. Perhaps they thought it was off side, but you still play on. How McCarthy was beaten (again) at his near post is just a absolute joke. He should have been off his line and grabbing it, or at least narrowing the angle - instead he got nut megged !!
Then the 2nd was a gift too. The defence were slow to get back after a break from our own attack where JS should have scored, McCarthy parried the initial shot, but was so slow to react to the 2nd it was laughable. We had to be in the ground for 5pm, so we saw the Keepers going through their warm up routines of diving one way, getting up quickly and diving the other - why practice, when you can't do it in a match !!
We all too easily allowed them to out-muscle us in the 2nd half. They kicked us a lot and dived even more (Ayling - WTF ?) and yet again and despite the changes from the bench, we got done the same we as we did at Elland Road.
|Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by dirk_doone at 10:44:15|
We nearly always fall apart in the last half hour of games and it's just a question of how many goals the oppostion will score then. So our only hope of getting a draw would have been to have Ings on in the first half, when we were playing well, to give us a lead. Surely, we can't continue with McCarthy next season. He is just too hesitant and erratic. He must be the only Premier League goalkeeper who lets in goals from such narrow angles when he is at his near post. Top flight goalkeepers should never be beaten there but opposition players know about McCarthy's weakness and capitalise on it.
|Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by ElijahK at 23:34:43|
Today was just a simple game that we lost down to the players! As what else could Ralph have done, as starting lineup wise, it’s pretty clear that Ings wasn’t fully fit and that Tella can’t last the full 90 minutes at the moment, along with che getting a supposed groin injury. So really what could he have done any differently? We just simply lost as we didn’t have the players performing today and didn’t take our first half chances, as we were all over them in the first half, and even in the second half we were still better than them until they scored which just caused a drop in our play. Today’s loss was just simply due to poor performances up front, as our defence are doing well keeping them out, and a bit in midfield too, which cost us the game today!
|Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by ElijahK at 23:30:20|
Sorry Venmans but why are you naming Stephens and McCarthy to go as those two have been decent enough recently! I mean McCarthy has been pulling off loads of decent saves recently, and if you compare him to Forster, they’re both decent at saves, one doesn’t come out enough (Forster) whilst the other comes out too much (McCarthy), but the major difference is that McCarthy can actually distribute the ball to our own players. And with Stephens, ever since he’s come in to replace Bertrand, he’s been quite decent and has certainly been decent!