Southampton V Watford Build up and match day thread

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Barry Sanchez posted this 11 September 2017

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

Originally posted by newyorksaint

I cant see Les Reed getting any credit at all for Pele and Tadic! Very clearly these were Koeman buys. Mane maybe but as he was already on strike for a move im not so sure. The fact he got Koeman was his real success. Poch was nothing to do with him

As for unearthing gems being very tricky. I agree it is,  but as Watford prooved on Saterday its not that tricky. 

I think Les is really good at making his job seem harder than it is. Any talk about getting us up from Leauge 1 is irrelvent usnless it is a suggestion that he should go back to Charlton. We are in the Premier League.  If we want European football we need to up our game in executive management and the players we get in.  At this early stage it seems too many mistakes are being made. 

 And there is the rub. As with Rupert Lowe as I remember, anything that goes wrong is down to Reed, anything that goes right is down to someone else. I read elsewhere that Reed was responsible for all signings. Perhaps he is, perhaps he isnt, but if he signs them off then he has a part to play in the process (as I assume he also says no to some). All the way through our journey from Division 1 I have read about all the mistakes we have made, and yet we are where we are. Amazing for a club riddled with poor decision making. Funny how people outside the club, without an axe to grind, talk about us an example of a well run football club. Considering that we do not have the clout of the likes of the Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool we have done amazingly well over the last few years (despite with the apparently crap Les Reed on board). We are never going to compete with the top clubs but I dont see as trying to best of the rest is such a bad thing. I can certainly live with 8th and good cup runs. I have been a Saints supporter since 1966 and this is the best period I can remember apart from the McMenemy years. It is by no means perfect, it never has been, even under McMenemy, but I really dont see why the club (and Reed) get so much stick.

 Good cup runs when we don't take them seriously and get knocked out by Wolves at home, at you smoking crack?

Sadoldgit posted this 11 September 2017

Short memory? Do you expect a final every year? And we still have the FA cup to go. But let's just slit our wrists now eh?

Barry Sanchez posted this 11 September 2017

I expect a trophy once every say 40 odd years yes, name a major club with less trophies?

Fatso posted this 11 September 2017

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

I expect a trophy once every say 40 odd years yes, name a major club with less trophies?

 Newcastle?

and are we a "major club"?

Barry Sanchez posted this 12 September 2017

True but they have won things, we're a major club in the sense we're the largest I can think of with the emptiest cabinet.

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Saint or sinner posted this 12 September 2017

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

True but they have won things, we're a major club in the sense we're the largest I can think of with the emptiest cabinet.

 Sunderland?

Haven't won anything since the fa Cup in 73 and their only other success came in the same comp in 37. They did come second in division 2 in 64 if that counts(not sure what they they put in the trophy cabinet).

 They're a bigger club and although shit, haven't had the problems we've had.

 You're such a modern day sky kind of fan. Get a grip.

Sadoldgit posted this 12 September 2017

You need to think harder Barry. Also there a bigger clubs than us in the Championship.

Barry Sanchez posted this 12 September 2017

That have won more, you need to understand what I have written, name a bigger club with less trophies?

Barry Sanchez posted this 12 September 2017

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

True but they have won things, we're a major club in the sense we're the largest I can think of with the emptiest cabinet.

 Sunderland?

Haven't won anything since the fa Cup in 73 and their only other success came in the same comp in 37. They did come second in division 2 in 64 if that counts(not sure what they they put in the trophy cabinet).

 They're a bigger club and although shit, haven't had the problems we've had.

 You're such a modern day sky kind of fan. Get a grip.

 Sunderland are bigger and have won more, next.

BTripz posted this 12 September 2017

And bang on queue the "we didn't play well, we'll play better" quotes start pouring out.

This'll get @Barry Sanchez's gusset in a bunch...

Sadoldgit posted this 12 September 2017 - Last edited 12 September 2017

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

That have won more, you need to understand what I have written, name a bigger club with less trophies?

 Define bigger and are we going back to the 1800s?

ps. we are not a big club.

Saint or sinner posted this 12 September 2017

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

True but they have won things, we're a major club in the sense we're the largest I can think of with the emptiest cabinet.

 Sunderland?

Haven't won anything since the fa Cup in 73 and their only other success came in the same comp in 37. They did come second in division 2 in 64 if that counts(not sure what they they put in the trophy cabinet).

 They're a bigger club and although shit, haven't had the problems we've had.

 You're such a modern day sky kind of fan. Get a grip.

 Sunderland are bigger and have won more, next.

 They haven't won anything for longer than us and are only above us in trophies if you go back to 1937(can we count the JPT?). Take into account their fan base and they are worse.

Would you rather be in Sunderlands position(those glorious memories from before you were born) or ours?

Sadoldgit posted this 12 September 2017

Crystal Palace are the same sized club as us also with moths in the trophy cabinet.

Sfcsim posted this 28 October 2017

Originally posted by Sfcsim

I take comfort in the fact we always start the season a bit shite (well not always, but most the time). On the plus side, this was our first defeat and the first time we had been behind in the league this season. 

My posts were just reporting on what I thought of today and the season so far, but always take the stance, that I will see how we are going after about 10 games. If we have around 12-15 points we will be on track and on the way. We will see. 

 Well I would prefer the 15 points now. 😝🤓

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Saint or sinner posted this 29 October 2017

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Sfcsim

I take comfort in the fact we always start the season a bit shite (well not always, but most the time). On the plus side, this was our first defeat and the first time we had been behind in the league this season. 

My posts were just reporting on what I thought of today and the season so far, but always take the stance, that I will see how we are going after about 10 games. If we have around 12-15 points we will be on track and on the way. We will see. 

 Well I would prefer the 15 points now. 😝🤓

 I wondered why this thread had been revisited. Good prediction @Sfcsim

15 points in a few hours hopefully.