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Ings and Vest
at 17:10 25 Sep 2021

I watched the Leicester v Burnley game. Vestergaard was as poor as ever: weak and slow. Leicester fans are wondering how on earth he ever managed to get into the Premier League:

https://www.foxestalk.co.uk/topic/126561-vestergaard-signs/page/17/#comments
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Panic fuel buying
at 11:42 25 Sep 2021

Here we go. I'd expect these to be snapped up very quickly in West Africa:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58687026
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Panic fuel buying
at 10:13 25 Sep 2021

Eventually the problem will be solved and Britain will become a much more multi-racial society as a consequence. The EU workers who were doing the jobs that Brits didn't want to do will be replaced by immigrants from Africa and the Middle East as Brits still won't want to do them. The news is already out in West Africa that Britain needs truck drivers. It's a bit like the Windrush situation when Britain called for immigrants from the West Indies to do those jobs. Why would they choose Britain? The same reason all immigrants do: because they either speak English as a first language or it was the foreign language they learned at school. Immigrants from Francophone Africa will choose France.

We should notice those demographic changes in Southampton more than most cities do because for historic reasons, dating back to World War II, ours was a city that attracted a lot of Polish immigrants. Before the recent Brexodus, 20% of the population of our city was of Polish origin. Personally, I always thought that was a good thing as they worked hard and contributed a lot. Our local dustmen were nearly all Polish, which is why they've had to suspend some waste collections now: in our case, garden waste.
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Panic fuel buying
at 19:50 24 Sep 2021

As you say, almost no one dares mention it as half the country voted for it and they don't want to hear they made a mistake:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/24/food-petrol-shortages-brex
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Southampton Injury News : Theo Walcott Returns To Squad For Wolves Clash
at 15:03 24 Sep 2021

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Chelsea Next Week Sold Out
at 14:52 24 Sep 2021

As Nick says, they can charge home fans more for tickets so clubs that regularly sell out try to keep away allocations to the absolute minimum the rules permit. Chelsea are the last of the big clubs not to either expand their existing stadium or move to a bigger one. They applied for the Battersea Power Station site but were turned down in favour of luxury flats for celebrities like Elton John and Sting.
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Chelsea Next Week Sold Out
at 10:11 24 Sep 2021

Yes, it's a weird one that. One of the most popular away games of the season and the club took the smallest allocation they could get and it always sold out immediately. I don't really understand why they did that, especially as they were taking bigger allocations for games much farther away, but at least they are showing some common sense and consideration for our fans this year.
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Angry with SFC/Sky or whoever
at 17:48 23 Sep 2021

I know it's bloody annoying for you but surely your colleagues would understand if you swapped your Friday and Saturday plans? Booking the hotel for Friday night instead shouldn't be a problem. You've still got a few weeks. Give it a try.

Season ticket holders at all clubs are used to this. I think the club is doing non-season ticket holders a favour by enabling them to book their favourite seats for all of the games they want to go to this season. Also, of course, at a time when they are short of money it helps them to get as much ticket money in advance as they can and you can't blame them for that.
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New CB? Gary Lyneco?
at 14:07 22 Sep 2021

He lost possession 14 times in the 74 minutes before Ralph took him off, and that was against a Championship side.

For a central defender that is disastrous. No wonder Torino fans were so happy to see the back of him: even more than Monaco fans were when they sold Carrillo. Lyanco is 24 now and he's been cr@p for years, not just for one game.

When we sign a good player like Livramento we say so and when we sign a cr@p one like Lyanco we say so too, just the same as fans of any club do.
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Sheffield United v Saints match thread...
at 23:22 21 Sep 2021

If he gives 1 or 2 goals away every time he plays it will be bad enough and judging from his time at Torino, he will do.
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New CB? Gary Lyneco?
at 23:21 21 Sep 2021

Torino fans will still be laughing.
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Sheffield United v Saints match thread...
at 23:09 21 Sep 2021

We all knew Lyanco was a joke signing but we also knew that Fraser Forster is great at saving penalties so no surprises there. Anway it's good to get through to the next round at a ground where we've slipped up before.
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Good management?
at 19:53 19 Sep 2021

I guess if you practise missing enough, you can get really good at it.
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Corrupt
at 16:21 19 Sep 2021

Yes, and it was either the 97th or 98th minute, which is when they scored a winner against us once before.

I was at the Etihad for our first game there, which City won with a goal from Tevez who was very clearly more than a yard offside but there was no VAR then.
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Good management?
at 16:07 19 Sep 2021

Here is Noble's touch map for the whole game:









I recall there was another game not so long where a sub was brought on just to take a penalty and he missed too.
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Ings and Vest
at 14:38 19 Sep 2021

He's just given a penalty away at Brighton. He really is a defensive liability.
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Pep's Attendance Comments
at 12:28 19 Sep 2021

Some of them have but others have gone down:

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/league-one/attendances
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Jimmy Greaves
at 10:43 19 Sep 2021

He was the greatest goalscorer of his era. I saw him play for Spurs against us a number of times and he nearly always scored. In fact, he scored in 7 of the 8 games he played against us in the 60s.

Also, like you, I saw that game at the Dell when he played for us against Vancouver Whitecaps. Even though he was 40 and quite portly, there were a few Saints fans that day saying he could do a job for us.

He was a great character too. Saint and Greavsie was the most entertaining football chat show of them all.

R.I.P.
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Pep's Attendance Comments
at 09:48 19 Sep 2021

Like Little Pompey, they have declared an official attendance figure which is far bigger than the real one, as you could see from the number of empty seats.

The pandemic has affected everyone.
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Little Pompey lose as usual
at 09:28 19 Sep 2021

As we know, as well as being the worst fans in the country for booing their own team, they always turn against their managers, but they have turned against the latest one in record time He's barely arrived and they are hounding him out already.

The latest Little Pompey manager to be humiliated by the worst "supporters" in the land:

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/portsmouth-fc/portsmouth-boss-emotio

As for their official attendance figure of 15,330, what a joke that was. There were nowhere near that many. I watched the highlights on TV. The whole Milton End only had 544 Cambridge fans in it as they didn't even bother opening the home section because there were thousands of empty seats on the other 3 sides. Same old Pompey, always exaggerating their attendances.

They'll probably exaggerate their attendance for their next home game too but anyone can see from all the seats available 2 days before the game that it's really going to be half empty. The thousands of empty seats are probably a relief for their players as it means there will be fewer people booing them:

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/pompeyfc/EDP/Event/Index/597



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