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|No improvement, no sign of improvement.|
at 17:50 4 Nov 2018
It comes to something when getting thumped 6-1 is no surprise. Trouble is, we get used to things.
We've got used to being a very poor side and we assume that this is the best we can hope for - that this is the best that the current crop of players can deliver.
I think that the club as a whole is seriously floundering at the moment, principally because of an owner providing no direction or ambition.
But I also think that this squad can do better than this. Mark Hughes is a busted flush. He's had 19 games. Half a season and he's won 3 and picked up 15 points. He's had a close season. He's had a transfer window. He came to us as a manager who had failed royally at this last club.
When he was appointed, we were short of time and desperate. We should sack him now, appoint a caretaker and find someone else. Whoever is appointed can't really do any worse. Why wait for the inevitable disappointment of the next two games?
|Could the Southampton owner please stand up...|
at 10:44 29 Oct 2018
The universal praise and affection that has been forthcoming following the tragic death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (and four others) casts the performance of our new owners into sharp relief.
Whereas VS, quite apart from his success on the field, seems to have formed a genuine bond with the fans and the wider community in Leicestershire, our new owners have been almost invisible.
'Leadership' is a funny thing to define, but if Leicester shows what leadership from the top can achieve, perhaps the same is true in reverse at Saints. The new owners took over in August 2017 and we have been rudderless throughout since then.
|Saints and Hughes- a near perfect fit|
at 08:52 6 Oct 2018
Seven games into last season Saints had just lost 2-1 to Hughes’ Stoke.
Since then we’ve played a full season of 38 games PL games: W6 D15 L17
Hughes had some time off between clubs and has managed 30 games (15 each at Stoke and Saints): :W6 D7 L17.
Hughes just pips Saints with a 20% win percentage v 16%.
An in terms of Saints losses, it was 9 out of 23 pre-Hughes and has been 8 out of 15 since Hughes, wheras Hughes has been pretty consistent, also losing 9 of his last 15 Stoke games.
It feels like Saints have improved since Pellegrino but in terms of wins and losses, we’re simply losing more. That might be because we’re trying harder to win, leaving ourselves more open at the back, but failing.
What’s Hughes got, five more games to turn this around??
|Now that’s what I call disrespectful...|
at 00:24 13 Jul 2018
You invite a chap and his missus to stay for the weekend, put on a decent spread and a marching band for him, introduce him to the Queen...what does he do? Slacks off your latest fragile Brexit plan to a national newspaper and tells them Boris has ‚what it takes‘ to be PM. (All lines no doubt fed to him by Farage). Forget flying baby-Trumps, this fella takes contempt to a new level.
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