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The Premier League Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by TheSecondStain, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. St Badger

    St Badger Well-Known Member

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    Just switched to it.
    Have I got a bad picture or are their floodlights ****?
     
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  2. Le Tissier's Laces

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    City also copying our very high line vs free kicks defence. Also not as well as we do it.
     
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  3. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Cameras covering this are from about 1985 it seems.
     
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  4. tomw24

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    Another tactic of Ralph's that works well.
     
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  5. Le Tissier's Laces

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    To the degree that other teams are copying it. Absolutely.
     
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  6. tomw24

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    Yesterday Spurs had the ball in the net from a free kick in the first half. I wasn't even worried. :)
     
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  7. ChilcoSaint

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    They seem to give the same amount of candle power as my old Subbuteo floodlights.
     
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  8. Le Tissier's Laces

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    That’s even less offside than Kane’s!
     
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  9. West Kent Saint

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    These offsides are ridiculous
     
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  10. Saintmagic

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    Well that’s the title race over. Although I assume Liverpool will have all their games cancelled while the AFCON is on
     
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  11. Gregm1988

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    Has anyone seen Tuchel’s claims dismissing Chelsea as title contenders due to injuries and covid

    Look at their starting 11 and bench! Most were first choice! If he can’t cope with minor rotation during the busiest period with a squad of that depth and quality then he won’t be there much longer

    Perhaps even end of this season if they don’t go far in the champions league and are a distant third / fall away too quickly in the league. And definitely if they are leap frogged by Arsenal
     
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  12. Saints_Alive

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    Plus they have got the best Academy in the country.
     
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  13. Lemons and Oranges

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    Is this just a case of getting your excuses in early? Tuchel is not about to say that losing players has improved Chelsea's chances, so he either says nothing (tricky, with almost daily press releases/news conferences) or comes up with a sob story about not having his first choice starting XI, plus a strong bench.
    I suspect that this has been done to stop the Chelsea faithful, and their board, from directing any criticism at Tuchel. In short, he's covering his back, with the added advantage that if Chelsea do achieve something (Champions League, etc), Tuchel can then big himself up as a master tactician, able to juggle his 'threadbare resources' to produce wins.
     
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  14. st_brendy

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    Of the six subs they didn't use last night, the two youngest were 22 years old - Havertz (who cost them about £70m) and Sarr (with over 100 first team career appearances under his belt). The rest were closer to 30 than 20.

    We could have only dreamt on having such unused substitutes last season. Hell, even this season. Hell, even within our starting XI.

    You don't want to have to call upon Kante? Well guess what, don't. Rest him. How about instead giving some game time to a midfielder who has Champions League and international experience and to whom you're handing out a six figure sum to every week?
     
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  15. Gregm1988

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    Of course it is. My point is that they aren’t exactly very plausible as excuses go
     
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  16. Schrodinger's Cat

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    The Klopp wheel of excuses

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    It will be interesting in Man Utd turn up and put in a performance tonight. I would like to see them beat Burnley although I would be be surprised if the Ginger Mourinho managed to get the points. Burnley's current position looks false to me and they are capable of stringing together some results in the games in hand to push them up the table.
     
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  18. St Badger

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    Ronaldo with a Shane Long touch to set up the goal for McTominay.
     
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  19. tomw24

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    And a Shane Long miss to go with it before that!
     
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  20. St Badger

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    Listening to the commentator, talking about Burnley earlier, saying that they have 10 players out of contract in the summer.
    Looks like they are running the risk of losing a lot of players for nowt, and preparing for a season in the championship without having a squad of players on Premier League contracts.
     
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