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Tottenham Hotspur 3 v 2 Southampton
FA Cup
Wednesday, 5th February 2020 Kick-off 19:45
WestSussexSaint added 07:59 - Feb 6
Once again our inability to defend for 90 mins was our undoing. I would score the side 8 out of 10 for the first 70 mins but only 4 out of 10 for the last 20. We are so much better when going forwards that it is our best form of defence, so as soon as Ings scored we sat back to defend the lead which we cannot do. The spaces in and around the centre backs were huge and made easy pickings for good passes and cleaver runs. The subs offered little when they came on. Overall encouraging performance but ultimately disappointing- sums up the life of a saints fan!
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SaintPaulVW added 09:38 - Feb 6
^ This
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sandywelsh added 09:41 - Feb 6
Another game that shows just why we should have bought in some better defenders in the transfer window. Son was left unmarked all night. Our squad is so short in defence that we had to start Prowse at right back. To make things worse he got injured and is not likely to play the next game along with Bednarek who will be banned. We have no cover in defence and who will play their in the next game is any ones guess.
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the_saint added 09:43 - Feb 6
Var didn't do us any favours when son done a scene from swan lake.
Defence so bad in the final 20 gaps everywhere sitting deep and the serious lack of options at the back to call upon
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sidsaint added 09:53 - Feb 6
Good open game but again we throw away a lead that was disappointing. Some good performances from our defenders and a class goal yet again from Danny Ings.
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aceofthebase added 10:14 - Feb 6
I just feel so sorry for the team, they played with lots of spirit and were the better side. They must have been terribly dejected last night.
This right back issue has caused us a big problem. I' was never a Cedric fan and preferred Valery but with JWP injured we seem to have no-one. I would have preferred Yoshida at right back With JWP back in his normal position and the defence not messed around with by moving Jack Stephens to right back . However, Maya has left, almost criminal to release him.
The next game with injuries and bans will expose a new line up in defence and that sense of optimism is beginning to fade.
Finally what a brilliant goal by Ings and provided by Redmond, one of the best I have seen from a Saints team
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Billeewithers added 11:07 - Feb 6
I think the problem apart from a slightly dodgy defence, same in the 1960’s, is the lack of goals in the team. Has been the biggest problem for several years.
We have wingers and midfielders who offer little threat in terms of goals. Plus no defenders who score from set plays. Further we create loads of chances, enough to have beaten Liverpool and spurs by a good margin. We lack any kind of clinical edge or composure. What I have seen of shooting practice is kicking in from the edge of the area or dummies blocking the goal. Surely one should create realistic defence set ups for players to produce under real pressure .... oh oh back to not enough good defenders.
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Boris1977 added 11:44 - Feb 6
Still cannot come to terms with gifting the result against an uninspired spuds team. Regardless of the penalty the game should have been over by 70 mins. The look on Ings face when the equaliser went in spoke volumes 'WTF do I have to do to end up on the winning side'.

The fall out from this game is that we are without JWP possibly for the rest of the season, do not have a proven or match fit RB and lack cover in CB. Stephens has stepped up incredibly and has grown into the role of CB so to play him at RB for the rest of the season will be a massive loss.

Not many fans are happy with their boards activity but ours seem to be intent on taking unnecessary risk after unnecessary risk in order to save a few million quid. Ridiculous.
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I_would added 12:40 - Feb 6
Romeu was utterly hopeless and was lazily ball watching and jogging instead of tackling and helping the CB's cover which is his job. Shouldn't be near a pitch.
The owners threw the match away with their naive use of the transfer surplus as usual. Will come home to roost now the injuries are staring to pick up. Never should have moved Cedric on or Yoshida or Sims or.......................................
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codge added 12:46 - Feb 6
We score 2 they score three and so it goes with our inability to defend for 90 minutes again, until we sought the middle of our defense which we have said for ever we will continue to suffer this way.
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