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  1. Shandy_top_89

    Shandy_top_89 Well-Known Member

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    His record before joining us looked promising as well, odd that he never clicked.
     
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  2. Libby

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    Didn't get a huge chance really.
     
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  3. Saintmagic

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    Not League One standard iirc
     
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  4. Libby

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    Majority of the SPL is about that standard tbf.
     
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  5. Shandy_top_89

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    Whilst generally true about the SPFL Prem, you can get the odd decent player from there e.g. Armstrong, Van Dijk, Steven Davis, Robertson, Tierney etc...
     
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  6. SaintinNZ

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    If by odd player you mean a regular supply of good talent then I take your point. I expected Ely to become a regular and I suspect it’s financial rather than talent reasonsthat he has been away on loan for so long. Never got the time with the coach to establish himself IMO.
     
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  7. SaintinNZ

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    If by odd player you mean a regular supply of good talent then I take your point. I expected Ely to become a regular and I suspect it’s financial rather than talent reasonsthat he has been away on loan for so long. Never got the time with the coach to establish himself IMO.
     
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  8. thereisonlyoneno7

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    Agreed and worth saying twice.
     
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  9. RedandWhiteManofKent

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    Southampton FC women smash Yeovil in Fa cup third round.

    Fa cup double?<laugh>
     
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  10. Shandy_top_89

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    The Athletic reckons the club blames the players for the recent form, rather than Ralph.
     

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  11. Saintharry13

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    If that is true (and there’s no reason not to think that as some have turned in average performances for quite a while now) the club will have to reason that Premier League quality or potential comes at a price Gao is not willing or able to pay....
     
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  12. Che’s Godlike Thighs

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    If the players are unmotivated and uninspired, surely that's down to the manager?
     
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  13. Shandy_top_89

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    I think Ralph isn’t free from criticism at all in this, however many of these players have failed multiple managers in a similar fashion now and I suppose the beginning of the season shows what they can achieve when they put their minds to it and I guess Ralph’s coaching approach is unlikely to have changed significantly since then, so it leaves the players as the prime culprit.
     
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  14. saintrichie123

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  15. Che’s Godlike Thighs

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    I'm sceptical to be honest. Sure we've been playing sh*t, but you can usually tell if there is a lack of effort. There isn't really anyone in our squad that I'd say looks like he isn't trying. To me it looks more like fitness/fatigue issues. We've been unlucky with injuries but also it could be down to the training regime or over-reliance on high-press.
     
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  16. shoot_spiderman

    shoot_spiderman Power to the People

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    Building us up ready for a fall on Sunday, they will be disappointed when we win
     
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  19. tomw24

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    Sky are trolling us now. :emoticon-0120-doh: :emoticon-0112-wonde

    Southampton v Leicester - Friday, 30 April (20:00) - Sky Sports

    <laugh>
     
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