Looking through the debris of Saturday .........

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  1. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    .......... I came across a very good performance by Mannone which I'd previously missed.

    Under the circumstances I thought he was brave and not afraid of shouting orders at the defence.

    Even if Westwood's fit I'd expect him to start tomorrow and will be interested to see how he does.

    I don't think Southampton will want extra time, or penalties, so they'll come with a '**** or bust' attitude* and Mannone will have plenty to do.









    *Yes, I'm aware that isn't strictly a football term their manager will be using in his interviews, even if he could speak English.
     
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  2. Sidthemackem

    Sidthemackem Since 1970. Some good bits in 50 years of hurt!
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    I suspect any of our goalies would have plenty to do, mate :(
     
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    Do you think we should try using two .............. <whistle>
     
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  4. MackemsRule

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    I thought Mannone did ok last week but wasn't put under pressure by a crap Hull, but on previous viewing of him he looked like a rabbit in headlights.
    If he does play he is going to need to be on top of his game.
     
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    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    I agree but I don't think you can make your mind up without seeing him now he's settled in.

    Incidentally the local paper gave the Hull keeper MOTM against us with a SEVEN ............ :emoticon-0114-dull:
     
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    Mannone has helped his cause for me like, but I still get nightmares about his positioning against MK Dons.
     
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  7. MackemsRule

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    Well Hull didn't exactly have our keeper under pressure. :)
    Hope Mannone makes me a mug mate.
    I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong about a player.
    Dunno whether it's senility setting in, but struggling to remember the last time that was. <rofl>
     
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    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit daft me ......... so you'll have to excuse my naivety with certain things.

    I want Mannone to be a great keeper, settle in and be a Sunderland legend for years to come ....... I remember the early criticism of Mignolet who many people said was poor.

    But I get the feeling that some people, having declared Mannone indecisive and timid, would prefer to be proved right.

    Perhaps I'm asking the wrong person as you seem better than most.
     
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  9. MackemsRule

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    What I mean is, if I don't rate a player on first viewing I have a habit of more looking for faults than what he does right.
    TBF I'm not the only one who does this.
    If he changes my mind alls good. <ok>
    As it's good for SAFC.
     
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  10. Calamty Jane

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    4 points!massive club
     
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    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I can't discuss anything with people with a massive chip on their shoulder.
     
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  12. Calamty Jane

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    one on both shoulders actually-but I follow a team on 14 points-looooooooser!
     
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  13. MackemsRule

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    You're 12 aren't you?
     
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    more like ...........Latenight wus
     
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    Fallen for the league cup trap for idiots.Bring back the fascist-this would never have happened
     
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  17. Smug in Boots

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    Well, after all that I thought Mannone did OK.

    We're now through to the 1/4 finals and not far from Wembley.

    Chelsea are challenging for the title and in Europe so the league cup won't be a massive priority.

    All we need now in Gordon Armstrong and we're flying <laugh>
     
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  18. Calamty Jane

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    Not far from Wembley?Reality check.Oh forgot you are massive.
    I remember the crowd for your cup final heroes goodbye.Truly a disgrace for a foothall giant(in your own heads)
     
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  19. Commachio

    Commachio Rambo 2021

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    When SAFC were in the FA cup final in 1973, a trophy which they won, against the biggest team in Yorkshire, there was Hull playing in the Watney cup, fair do's they got to the final, but lost.
     
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  20. Calamty Jane

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    1973!So 2 non giants.Get over yourselves.
     
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