|forallthesaints added 00:20 - Feb 23|
It's starting to sound like a stuck record with two sides. The A side is called For Christ's Sake SHOOOOOT! The B side is a sad melody entitled We Always Get Shit Refs. I thought the bad decisions were supposed to even themselves out over a season. Not so. Three strong penalty appeals denied, two of them nailed on. The one in the first minute was almost identical to the one won by Harry Kane for Spurs against West Ham. Why didn't we get one? Kevin Friend's atrocious performance aside, we still can't have a go on goal unless we've passed it at least 23 times. A very depressing afternoon not made any better by the sad treatment of Lallana. I know he left the club under a cloud and he regrets the way he handled his transfer but let's remember how well he played for us for so many years and what a big part he played in our success last season. Lovren can go to hell but Lallana did well for Saints and should be remembered as a major past player for the club. I will not boo him and I applauded him off.
TijuanaTim added 06:20 - Feb 23
simmo400 added 06:36 - Feb 23
Consigliere added 09:01 - Feb 23
Yes, the referee was awful, the weather was awful, they got a lucky goal and an unstoppable goal BUT that doesn't answer the same problem we have had for weeks - a nervous unwillingness to strike when within shooting distance of goal and a preference for passing backwards when attack would be more productive. Pele needs to spend less time complaining and more time getting on with if. We all know the referee made an awful decision but neither he nor the linesman are going to change thier minds. Get on with it, you are being made enough money for heaven's sake!
Some positives from the game - Vic Wanyama was magnificent in midfield as always, Yoshida is a model of calm composure in defence and it was great to see Clyne getting forward as he used to do. On a level playing field on another day, who knows.....
darthvader added 12:19 - Feb 23
Abysmal refereeing sapping confidence , coupled with our inability to finish ,causing me to almost have a heart attack .. again.
Much like the last few home games .
TimSaint added 14:37 - Feb 23
Same as last 2 home matches. Frustrating beyond belief - at players and officials alike.
We should have had 3 pens and Joe Allen and Mignolet should have been off.
1 quality goal and 1 gift.
Need some wholesale changes in the front 3rd.
No urgency to get back in the game despite losing. We need to get our full backs flying again - creating and scoring and all our forward/midfield options are too similar. Maybe Shane can be the answer in a change of formation.
Pelle needs to start winning headers and pass it properly, instead of doing these stupid flicks that give possession away. I'm backing him to notch at West Brom next week :-)
winchesterbob added 18:55 - Feb 23
Very poor refereeing and lino completely inept. Having said that, if you don't score you don't win. We really miss Bertrand pushing up the left, that petulant red card has really cost us, Lovren on a yellow card should have been pushed much harder.
grampy added 16:04 - Feb 24
Need to score to win even with a shite ref. Was disappointed with team selection. I think Reed should have started instead of W-P, and thought where the hell was Mané. Also would have preferred to see Long come on instead of Tadic. Lallana earned enough credit over the years to have deserved a bit better, he's a Liverpool player now, move on. People around me booing him got up and went to the bar 35 mins in and far too many up and left when the second goal went in. It a game of football not a pub crawl for christ sake. Sit in your seat (or stand) and get behind the team till the ref lets you know it's over.
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