Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Speedo » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:38 pm

This is so basic.
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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by UlversToon » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:39 pm

Longstaff!

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:39 pm

Longstaff has clearly looked up to make a pass and realised there is no f***er there as we are still playing 8 at the back.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by originallad » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:39 pm

Two f***ing self inflicted goals!! Ffs. At least make them work for it. This will be 3 or 4 while we search for a goal. Needless!!!

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Speedo » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:39 pm

Steve Bruce will never f***ing learn.
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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:40 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Stand by what I said. None of the CMs are capable with the ball.
What do you expect midfielders to do when they have no options?

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by UlversToon » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:40 pm

Absolutely disgraceful performance tonight, complete shambles.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Colly » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:41 pm

ALF wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Stand by what I said. None of the CMs are capable with the ball.
What do you expect midfielders to do when they have no options?
Not that.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by seatonsluicetoon » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:41 pm

And STILL it’s back to the keeper to hoof it out. Change the f***ing record Bruce you f***ing pork scratching.
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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by originallad » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:41 pm

This is going to be a turgid season. But the bottom five look absolutely awful (so far) thank god.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:42 pm

We've caused no problems going forward and despite having 8 defenders we've not got close to them.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:42 pm

Great header big Joe.
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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by originallad » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:43 pm

What a header. Fair play Joey.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:44 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:41 pm
ALF wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:40 pm


What do you expect midfielders to do when they have no options?
Not that.
True. But it's a player that wants to be playing football in the opposition half on the edge of his own box with no options.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Remember Colo » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:45 pm

ALF wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Stand by what I said. None of the CMs are capable with the ball.
What do you expect midfielders to do when they have no options?
At least clear it? It's a systematic problem, sure. But so many of our players are so slow and ponderous on the ball. Or they treat it as a hot potato. They don't know where to be to be available to their teammates, they look nervous and aimless once they do stumble upon it. I want a CM that wants the ball at every opportunity, knows when to pass or create space with a dribble, and can move the ball up the field. Ours wait for the ball to come to them then pivot and either play it back to the CBs or just hoof it forward or out wide.
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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:45 pm

If we manage this right we can give away another goal before FT.
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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by Colly » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:46 pm

ALF wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:44 pm
Colly wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:41 pm


Not that.
True. But it's a player that wants to be playing football in the opposition half on the edge of his own box with no options.
An 8 year old knows you clear that rather than try to dribble it out.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by originallad » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:49 pm

I'm just glad it's Friday so I can forget about this tomorrow and just enjoy my weekend instead of it being Sunday night. Hopefully manure lose tomorrow, that would be lovely.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:53 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:45 pm
ALF wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:40 pm


What do you expect midfielders to do when they have no options?
At least clear it? It's a systematic problem, sure. But so many of our players are so slow and ponderous on the ball. Or they treat it as a hot potato. They don't know where to be to be available to their teammates, they look nervous and aimless once they do stumble upon it. I want a CM that wants the ball at every opportunity, knows went to pass or create space with a dribble, and can move the ball up the field. Ours wait for the ball to come to them then pivot and either play it back to the CBs or just hoof it forward or out wide.
There's plenty of midfielders out there that would have hoofed it clear, like you say we've got plenty that treat it as a hot potato. Controlling it and looking to pass it out shows he's confident on the ball, if we can get him on the ball 50 yards higher up the pitch then there's potential.

Ours are too deep from the off because we're playing a deep, flat back 5. There's no space to come and get the ball because the opposition strikers don't need to press our defence. They can just sit on the midfielders and block those passing lanes. It inevitably goes wide and our wing backs pump it down the line as the opposition wingers close them. Or they go back to Darlow who aimlessly hoofs it to just short of the halfway line. We need to start playing on the front foot, we have the players to do it.

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Re: Match Thread: Southampton v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:54 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:46 pm
ALF wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:44 pm


True. But it's a player that wants to be playing football in the opposition half on the edge of his own box with no options.
An 8 year old knows you clear that rather than try to dribble it out.
Good job he didn't try to dribble it out.

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