|DPeps added 22:31 - Dec 26|
Great performances out there tonight. Special mentions for Clasie and Martina, who have got some stick on this site (including from me).
We're a real confidence team and hopefully tonight was a turning point.
Anybody want to sell VW now?
dirk_doone added 23:06 - Dec 26
1970 added 00:16 - Dec 27
IWOZTHERE added 01:41 - Dec 27
DPeps, the jury's still out on his motives and attitude.
corkcitysaint added 09:07 - Dec 27
Great overall performance and a result that I did not see coming Everybody worked as if they really wanted a result. Too many of our last performances have been pedestrian like without rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in when things ere going against us. A lot of heart shown last night which was very encouraging. I hope now we can keep the momentum going and climb the table again.
Tactically, we got it spot on as we did when we beat Man U away last season. Were Ozil and Giroud actually playing last night?? ? Well done Ron, whatever he said during the week worked a treat.
On a side note, was watching the game on BT Sport. Robbie Savage and Ian Wright… An alien with no concept of football would talk more sense then those two. At least Hoddle has some tactical acumen.
3 festive points in the bag, excellent.
TimSaint added 09:58 - Dec 27
Getting the first goal and what a goal, helped install confidence and we were much stronger on and off the ball for once.
Long did excellently and we actually played to our strengths for once - even if arse were expecting to play against Pelle. Long should have had 3 or 4, but will settle for his brace !!
Fonte and VvD were awesome and put in the performances they owed us after recent showings. Good goals from each too - VvD was not one of those offside !! Oh well. Giroud was non existent in the 2nd half, as were Walcott and Campbell, so defence was good and the few mistakes we did make didn't get punnished for once.
Big Vic was so much better and moving the ball quicker really helped him, as it did with Davis and Clasie. Only JWP was poor, lightweight, didn't track back and can't shoot for toffee.
Koeman got his tactics right and changed players at good times, unlike Wenger who could only moan at the first goal being offside (Davis headed it back and could be marginally off, but hey, we were owed an offside decision), the second being a foul (yes Long clipped legs with Koscielny but so what, he had battered Long all night) and the third goal for not being a corner (watched it on MOTD when I got back and it touched Koscielny).
Arse faded badly and our goals really sucked the confidence out of them. My Arsenal mate in the away end was gutted and couldn't believe that they could go top with a win, but put in such a poor display. What other motivation did they need ?
Well done boys - on to West Ham tomorrow and hopefully another 3 points !!
SaintBrock added 10:33 - Dec 27
winchesterbob added 11:36 - Dec 27
From the stunning goal from Cuco Martin, the whole team and the crowed got a palpable lift in confidence. Wanyama was back to his old self, harrying and bulling the midfield. The back four worked as a unit, JWP and Davis ran after everything and Mane and Long could have had a few more between them.
Not even a very poor Referee could disappoint the rampant Saints
Big_T added 13:00 - Dec 27
RogerToye added 20:17 - Dec 27
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