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| Your Report added at 17:31:36|
what a game..21nd half end to end..desperate defending, bodies on line to block any shot. On top of that McCarthy pulls off a great save in the last minute of added time.
More entertainment than any of the Puel or Pellegrinos performances put together.
If we keep that up, the miracle could still be on
| Your Report added at 10:05:27|
we got a fair deal off the referee tonight...makes a change!
| Your Report added at 19:26:25|
so right about cb, Stephens got brushed off the ball so easily for thier goal, just as Spurs did to him at corners.
Very soon every team will suss this, if they havent already.
| Your Report added at 09:55:53|
a nothing performance from a team managed by a nothing manager..
| Your Report added at 20:51:13|
Norwich offered little, yet still scored twice. Unfortunately their first came after an error from young Harry Lewis, Their second came in the dying seconds when our defence went AWOL.
Saints started brightly with Norwich seemingly showing us too much respect.
Norwich struggled to get clean possession, and were under the kosh from both Sims and Tadic on both flanks. But we failed time after time to get numbers in the box.
It took Virgil to show our forwards how find some space and finish first time.
The Saints finished the first half well on top and in charge, yet we had only the defenders goal to show for all our huffing and puffing, and poscession. Lots of tippy tappy stuff from the Saints AGAIN...
2ND half Norwich tried to up their game but showed little quile, and rthe few chances they did manage were easily dealt with..That was until young keeper Harry Lewis made a hash of a through ball he clearly favourite to clear, he hessitated, and paid for it by bringing down Jerome who going away from goal.
This livened up Norwich a little, and encoraged their sparse supporters.
Even then the Saints always looked the more likely.
Some clever inter play down our right side resulted in a cross that Yoshida got on the end of and ended up nestling the net..2 goals in open play scored by both our centre backs, says a lot for our strikers!!!
Saints looked as if they were 'managing' the remainder of time..that was until Naismith popped up into the box unmarked to nod in the Norwich equaliser.
The game was played in front of a half full stadium, which is surprising for Norwich. There was little atmosphere, a few groans and moans from both sets of fans..but no boos!
Not a classic FA Cup game. I came away glad we avoided a bannana skin, and glad we didn't embarrass ourselves. Another game we were dominated but avoided winning.
| Your Report added at 22:19:41|
wasn't pretty, but we got Palace at home next round, and that's what counts.
|Millwall v Preston North End Your Report added at 07:25:37|
With a game plan straight from Rorke's Drift, Nigel shocked everyone yesterday.
(Hold out lads, until the relief column comes)
When we saw the first team selection we were all shocked into silence and disbelief.
I admit I thought he's either gone nuts, or his written this game off.
FFS, WTF! I was thinking... this will be a massacre, and in front of the whole world of live TV..
But after 30 minutes of desperate defending, disciplined marking, and the odd probe forward, I started to think we could get lucky here.. Then the penalty save, my thoughts flashed to 1976.. and found myself muttering, hold on, hold on, FFS HOLD ON...
My dream was soon smashed to pieces however when an 'orrble argie scored at the near post from a blatant offside position.
I thought here comes the flood, we would surely fold like a pack of cards... but my skepticism was unworthy of the bravery shown in Nigels red and a touch of white army. They continued to hold out till halftime.
15 MINUTES REST
15 minutes to get a cuppa, have a quick pee, and to listen that out of work Satchel faces son patronise us on Sky...
Now I was ready for the battle..hold out lads, a 1-0 defeat away to the champions isn't that bad, I 'll take that now..HOLD OUT.
NO ONE BUT NO ONE had read the script as Nigel got Ricky ready.. I thought might as well let the lovable scouser have his Premier debut, he's waited so long bless him.
Ricky chants were heard from stands has entered the Premier stage for the first time .. all of us anticipating a 30 minute cameo from the journeyman.
But this man exploded on to the scene as Saints got their second wind, and then the impossible.. Saints fans, and players went delirious as the rest audience were gobsmacked after Rickie prove to be once again the goal poacher no1..
City fans and players stood shocked, even Nigel took a few seconds to realise..
Oh OK ..City will just stroll up the other end and right that...so they thought!
But the tatical genius Adkins hadn't finished, he sent on the experienced midfielder for the 17 year old teenager.. all thought to help out the beleaguered backline.
But the script was thrown away as he decided to have a pop at the England No1..GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FFS GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL... I was screaming as I danced around the room.. I am sure the rest of Suffolk heard it, as my son was in two minds whether to call out the men in white coats.
2-1 up at City...end it now ref FFS..Stop it now please.
But dreams don't last 90 minutes..
But it wasn't a dream.. forget the final result. we had actually earned the respect of the rest of the Premier League and announced our return.
And I had seen a very astute, and brave tactician .. or a very lucky man...
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