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Southampton v Crystal Palace Your Report added at 17:21:52
Fraser really should’ve done better for both goals today! Still defence and midfield were ok, but our attack and shooting today was atrocious! I mean we only had 8 shots with only 3 on target (and a third of those being Romeu’s goal!), with just soo little creativity up front, from any of the forwards or wingers (although I do think Tella had a decent game). We really do have a lot of areas to sort out, from coaches to Keepers, and keepers to attackers, as well as a few more. But really starting to wonder of what’s up with A Armstrong seeing how yet again Ralph picked Long over him!?


Still fair play to the ref, as other than the blatant foul on long after Romeu scored, he picked up on everything and didn’t get pressurised into giving the soft fouls that the palace lads were looking for 24.07! (as after Everton I certainly think they’re one of the worst for it!)
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Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton Your Report added at 22:24:28
Surprised Forster is soo high, as from what I saw at the game, he was just at fault for the first goal as Salisu was. He’s just such an inconsistent keeper as one week he can be amazing, basically saving us from even more humiliation/getting us the points, but then the next week can cost us the points and just repetitively keep kicking the ball out/straight back to our opposition.
Still first half was abysmal, the second was a whole different team, and really we should’ve scored more for the first 25 minutes of the second half, as we were all over them, but they then hit more into the game further on I’m the game.
Still yet again Prowse provides, both from open play and his fee kicks!
Still, was nice to get the points from being behind rather than dropping them from winning positions!
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Leeds United v Southampton Your Report added at 20:00:30
Im really starting to wonder if Broja is a newer version of Gabbiadini? As his last league goal was back in February against Brentford and hasn’t really done much in the league since, but was great beforehand, and that’s basically what happened with Gabbi with him being great before the EFL Cup final, then having a massive slope/drop afterwards.
Still I certainly hope I’m wrong, but he does need a goal against Arsenal as he’s not gonna be playing against Chelsea next week.

I didn’t think that Elynousie, Adams or Forster were too amazing today, but pretty solid off of the back 4, with all four doing great, with the same for Diallo and Romeu making sure to get back and stop the attacks, but the MOTM has to clearly be Prowse! Not only for his free kick, but also all his movement and him helping out both the attack and defence soo much and well!

Still a draw was a fair result in the end (although I have heard at the ground that we supposedly deserved a stone wall pen for that supposed handball offence in the box, but am still yet to see it)
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Southampton v Newcastle United Your Report added at 22:35:36
Just watched the highlights and as much as Salisu was pretty decent for most of the game, but certainly messed up for that first goal, and the second who the heck was on the guy that scored!? He’s just on Forster with no one next to him, so when that ball gets headed back in, there’s no one on him!?

Other than KWP, Romeu and maybe S-Armstrong, I don’t think many players had the greatest of performances today.
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Southampton v Everton Your Report added at 00:33:52
For the people going on about the simulation from Richarlison and other Everton players and why they weren’t booked, it’s simply because refs just shout play on when a player goes down easy in a non attacking area, but when it’s in the box and such, if there’s proper contact on the player (irrelevant of whether that contacts a debatable foul or not) then a player has a fair reason/excuse for going down, so you only really book players for simulation when it’s a clear dive with no contact, or there’s minimum (and when I say minimum, I mean not enough force to knock over some 6 year old kid) force and they’ve got no other reason to go down (as in they weren’t off balanced/slipping up or such), as well as them having to actually appeal it (as a player may have slipped up/bean family tackled but fallen over, but if they don’t contest it as a foul then it’s definitely not simulation), as when they do all that, then yeah they should be booked, but if just 1 of those reasons aren’t followed, then you don’t really give a yellow.
So it’s all well and good criticising refs for not booking players that dive, but there’s quite a bit that have to be checked/fulfilled for it to be a fair booking, as well as the ref clearly seeing all of this.
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Southampton v Everton Your Report added at 23:47:34
Don’t get why the ref ratings are soo low, he was actually really decent today and wasn’t the usual sort of one that blows for anything, and realises that footballs a contact sport
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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added at 18:17:16
Ok fair enough foreversaint, he saved a single penalty in the shootout, but that’s what most people expect from a keeper in a shootout, to save at least 1 penalty, and ether way, it doesn’t remove the fact that he’s shite and McCarthy is better, but should only be our backup keeper as nether are PL quality whatsoever
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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added at 21:00:05
No foreverred Forster didn’t save a single penalty against Chelsea, as they got 4 outta 5 and Mount skied his penalty miles over, so you could’ve had ether of us in goal for that and it couldn’t have been any worse, and how’d he keep us in the cup at Swansea? As his distribution was awful, and he gave away the ball to one of their goals.
As yeah I agree that McCarthys only good enough to be a backup keeper, and that we need a new one, but Forster isn’t better than McCarthy, as at least McCarthy can do better with the penalties and makes up his mind when deciding if he’s coming out nor not
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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added at 18:42:27
Well at least this game just shows that yeah Forster might get a fluke performance against Spurs, but when he’s regularly tested he messes up too much and just isn’t good enough. As McCarthys no legend, but at least he’s not on the ground before a penalties taken and makes up his mind on whether he’s coming out or not
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Chelsea v Southampton Your Report added at 18:32:34
Abysmal officiating today as I’ve seen that red, and it’s never a red! (Also posted it on referee discussion groups and a majority agree), so how mike dean, nigel adkins and john moss keep their jobs is ridiculous!
On the basis of Ralph, well today I don’t think there was much more he could’ve done, and it wasn’t a game in which we expected much, but if we don’t get at least 5 points from our next 3 games (Leeds, Burnley and Watford) then I do think it’s time for change!
Still with the squad/investment we have, I very much doubt many other managers can do much better than Ralph has done.
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Chelsea v Southampton Your Report added at 18:23:45
Abysmal officiating today as I’ve seen that red, and it’s never a red! (Also posted it on referee discussion groups and a majority agree), so how mike dean, nigel adkins and john moss keep their jobs is ridiculous!
On the basis of Ralph, well today I don’t think there was much more he could’ve done, and it wasn’t a game in which we expected much, but if we don’t get at least 5 points from our next 3 games (Leeds, Burnley and Watford) then I do think it’s time for change!
Still with the squad/investment we have, I very much doubt many other managers can do much better than Ralph has done.
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Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers Your Report added at 21:20:18
All the people calling for Ralph to go are just soo pathetic and plastic! I mean for starters looking at our first 6 games we’ve had, most realistic saints fans would’ve expected like 5 points (4 against Newcastle and Wolves with a win and the other as a draw, and another point off of West Ham or Everton) which is only 1 point more than what we’ve got so far, which is certainly not something you sack a manager over!

Then also you’ve gotta look at the players at his disposal as our defence has been really decent this season, it’s just our strike force hasn’t been getting anything even though they’ve been getting the chances. This isn’t down to Ralph as he gets no investment whatsoever so can’t get decent PL quality strikers, like the likes of Villa, West game, Leicester etc can during the winter transfer market.
I mean if we don’t have a win by October, then yeah maybe you can start to look at Ralph, as 3 of the 4 league games we should arguably win, but even then when you get bugger all investment off of Gao, there’s not a lot that managers can do.
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West Ham United v Southampton Your Report added 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!
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added 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!
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added 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!
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added at 23:19:23
This game has just summed up our seasons really! We have a great first half and we’re all over Spurs but then in the second half have been a shambles among with getting our star player injured!

Honestly I don’t think people can just blame Hasenhurtle as who the hell does he have to pick from when making these changes!? As all the subs he’s made today have been fair and understandable but in the end we don’t have a decent enough squad or enough squad depth to get anywhere at the moment! And that’s mainly down to Gao and the board! I mean I’m not saying that everything should be lifted from Ralph’s shoulders but at the same time we just have a shit owner and poor squad depth!

I mean the likes of Diallo, Djenpo and Redmond just consistently give away the ball and create bugger all! We honestly really need to sort out the squad if we want to get anywhere next season as we need someone to replace Bertrand, a new keeper (as I honestly see no major difference between Forster and McCarthy) along with another centre mid and striker!

This season is now basically over as we’re not getting relegated but we’re not going to get any higher than the likes of 13th! And unless we get in some real investments then I’m just getting fed up and board of the same teams winning every contests and is never achieving anything!
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Leicester City v Southampton Your Report added at 22:32:28
Look most of us really do like Ralph, I mean his personality, his style, him getting us top etc but questions really need to be asked now as like 2 wins in like 17 games, no FA Cup glory along with another 9-0...
I mean today his sub use was basically exactly what most of us would’ve expected/wanted and I don’t really think his tactics were that off, but when you’ve won 2 I’m 17 and have an FA Cup semi-final with the opposing getting only one shot on target compared to your 0 questions need to be asked!
It seems like with Hasenhurtle we always have one great part to the season with the rest being shit! When he joined it was just our end to the season, last season it was the restart part (and maybe around Christmas as well) and this season it was the start of the season! I mean is this down to the quality of our squad, it’s depth or just him!?

Although is it just Ralph!? I mean when you look at our squad is it really that great, as our owner has done bugger all for us and has made us one of the very few clubs to have a profited net spend and ever since Koeman left it’s always been the same!
So what I can say for a fact is that SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE! Whether it’s our owner or manager or both I don’t know, but it’s getting to a point where something must!
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AFC Bournemouth v Southampton Your Report added at 23:28:03
Soo frustrating/annoying that we weren’t there to see the look on those Bournemouth fans faces! Also annoying that we’re not allowed at the semi’s at Wembley as in the end it’s no real difference for us lot whether we played at Wembley or the likes of old Trafford (but I guess it does make some difference to the players)! But might be allowed at the final when we knock out the likes of Sheffield United (and yeah I’m being optimistic on them beating Chelsea)!
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Southampton v Brighton and Hove Albion Your Report added at 16:52:52
Ok sorry but that Sheffield United game was simply just a fluke result after what we saw today! I mean questions do need to start being asked as we’ve won 1, drawn 1 and lost the 10! Over our last 12 (which is practically a third of our season!) games! And yeah he got us to first for the first time ever, but in the end we lost 9-0 AGAIN! And have somehow ended up in a relegation scrap!?

I mean we didn’t play well whatsoever today and we’re now only 4 points ahead of Brighton! For me it’s all down to these next games as if we were to loose to a Bournemouth team that’s 5 points out of a championship playoff spot in the FA cup or can’t beat Burnley then that’s just too much! I mean nobody played that well, and hopefully it’s also shown to all those fans going on about Forster that the only reason he kept any clean sheets is simply because he has 8 shots to deal with in our 6 previous games, and should’ve saved that first goal for certain! Sheesh I’d loved to have seen Forster in goal for that Man City game!
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Manchester City v Southampton Your Report added at 10:48:34
Ok Dirk Doone, but that’s not just down to our goalkeeper... I mean in the end McCarthy has had loads to do and yeah has had a few mess ups of such, but in the end practically most of the goals he’s conceded haven’t been his fault. And yeah so Forster has conceded 1 goal in like 6 games... but over those 6 games he’d had 8 shots to deal with! I mean in the end he’s been in gaol for every recent game our defence has been doing well in.

I mean yeah I get and understand where you lot are coming from but for this game in particular McCarthy did perfectly fine and had more shots to deal with that Forster’s had all season (10)! If Forster was in goal wouldn’t have done any better hence why you can’t criticise him just for yesterday
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