The General Football Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by Beef, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. ChilcoSaint

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    The Leeds fans on this forum in particular were at pains to point out how we would struggle to get out of the Championship, and that advice was certainly true of their own club!
     
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  2. Saints_Alive

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    But they weren't at the time and Nigel must take his share of credit for helping them develop.
     
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  3. tomw24

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    Oh come off it, we all knew how good Lallana was and how fortunate we were that he stuck with us at the time. It was embarrassingly easy for him until we got to the PL. I admit we didn't know if Rickie could cut it in the PL but Morgan was always going to be a success for us in the PL. Like Lallana, his quality was obvious.
     
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  4. Saints_Alive

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    All i'm saying is that it wasn't just the players, there was a team spirit with that squad that was undeniable, you could smell it from the stands and that comes partly from the manager and his staff.
    We played some pretty amazing team football that season and that comes from tactics and coaching as well as quality..

     
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  5. Saintmagic

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    We bought Steve De Ridder mate
     
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  6. Saints_Alive

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    And Danny Fox....:emoticon-0110-tongu
     
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  7. Che’s Godlike Thighs

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    West Ham required the playoffs that season despite having a strong squad and a world class manager.
     
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  8. Saints Fan4Life

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    Disagree with that, at least from the point that Adkins took over. Pre-season that year, yes, absolutely.

    Don't forget he took us over mid-late September of that season, and we were already 10 games or so in, and languishing towards the bottom. If he'd had us that entire season, we would have won it at a canter, but he was always playing catch-up that season really.
     
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  9. Saints_Alive

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    Good point.
     
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  10. The Ides of March

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    And Chaplow!!
     
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  11. It's Only A Game

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    Adkins hasn't done very well after leaving us but my answer to that is "so what?"
    This seems to come up every time his name is mentioned but I find the comments a little mean spirited. Whether any one else could have got us promoted is irrelevant imo. The fact is, he oversaw a highly enjoyable period and achieved two promotions. Why any one would want to belittle that I find a bit strange.
     
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  12. st_brendy

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    Going into the league one promotion season, I expected promotion.

    Going into the championship promotion season, I didn't expect promotion. Not even a play-off place.

    Nigel will always be a hero in my eyes, regardless of how poor his career record has been since.
     
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  13. The Ides of March

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    Funnily enough I did expect promotion in the Championship season even at the start. Just call it a feeling I had at the time.
     
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  14. Le Tissier's Laces

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  15. Saints_Alive

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    That has just made my day!...:grin:
     
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  16. The Ides of March

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    And Maccabi Tel Aviv won 5-0. A great evening!!
     
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    If Spurs don't want to play in the Euro-conference-loser cup maybe they could just pass on the chance for another team to enjoy a few trips to europe.

    I do understand, what with their pre-occupation planning super leagues and such, how annoying it must be to prove yourself by actually playing such unworthy clubs. But I actually felt sorry for any Spurs fan who spent money and time making it to the game today. Little effort from players supposedly playing for their future, well until Levy sacks Nuno anyway!
     
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    Getting stuffed by a team whose name appears to be not one, but two background characters from Lord of the Rings...that takes talent.
     
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  19. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Their fans are famed for taking giant yellow toothbrushes to games.

    I think they are fast becoming my second club…
     
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  20. Che’s Godlike Thighs

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    Maybe we should start taking red and white toilet brushes to the games.
     
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