What is the worst Dutch squad since I was born and for a few decades before is now possibly going to win a 3 team group with World Champions France and former world champions Germany. By winning they relegated Germany
A win or draw for Holland in Germany will be enough to top the group after Holland beat France 2-0 and only Loris stopped a hammering.
Anyone who says Saints squad is poor needs to look at the Dutch squad and see what can be done with the right man in charge.
Let's face facts. Had it not been for refereeing mistakes it could have been worse. We had a clear goal ruled out but they had just as clear a penalty disallowed. If the penalty had been spotted we'd have been down to 10 men and drawing and Austin probably wouldn't have come on. In addition we were over run 2nd half with 11 men, can't see how it would have been better with 10 men.
Who sacked Reed and why? I assume it was Gao? So will Gao use his extensive knowledge of football to appoint the right replacement or will be leave it to the hockey player? Does he even know Reed has gone seeing as he seems to have forgotten where Southampton is?
Krueger says we have to take time to get the right man. Where have we heard that before? Didn't we take loads of time ensuring we replaced Koeman and Puel with the right man? Look how that's turned out. If they sacked Reed without having a replacement lined up you've got to assume it's the result of a bust up? Perhaps Reed wanted shot of Hughes? Obviously Gao, Leibherr and Krueger didn't cos Hughes is still here.
The thing that worries me is which one of Gao, Kat and Krueger is making the footballing decisions now?
Regardless what you thought of Reed this could be a massive fück up
A number of Bundesliga sides are considering moving to make him CEO including Wolfsburg since Klaus Allofs vacated the post, Bayer Leverkusen since Michael Schade left and SV Hamburg when Heribert Bruchhagen leaves next year.