Southampton 3-2 West Ham Utd (19/08/17)

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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby rottiel on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:23 pm

Taking aside the end result and a few poor performances, that moment of pure elation and madness as the away end went mad after our second goal made the trip worthwile for me.

Easily pleased me :D
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby frankiemac on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:41 pm

...can you imagine the scenes had a winner gone in for us??

we are not far off being a very good side, and it will all come together soon...
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Rio on Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:34 pm

frankiemac wrote:
we are not far off being a very good side, and it will all come together soon...



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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:43 pm

Keith Hackett not impressed by Mason's performance

Don't get excited, it's mainly for not sending off Noble.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Chrissieboy on Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:25 pm

Pretty fair there by Hackett I feel. Even a Noble-lover such as myself could have seen that being red and not been angry, but I feel karma gave him a break there for his super tackle red two years back. Mason was poor though. Harsh pen against us, their defender definitely moved his arm for what could have been ours.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby richneal on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:11 am

Entertaining match - for all of the right and wrong reasons.

Arnautovic is apparently an idiot. Grow up.

Noble almost as bad - l thought it should have been a straight red. He should know better by now.

No complaints about either of the penalty shouts - fair do's.

Enjoyed the spirited comeback - finally it looks like we have a striker who knows where the back of the net is - first time since Bellamy/Ashton. Thank ****.

Overall, while I have real issues with our performance discipline-wise, we played the best we could with what we have for a good 60 minutes plus. (yes, I know all you budding Oscar Wildes will be furiously tapping away that the game lasts 90 etc).

Going forward, Reid present or not, I still prefer us to line up with a 3-5-2:Zabawhatsit and Masuaku will kill it as wing backs. And it has to be Antonio and our striker who knows where the back of the net is up front. If we have a fit Lanzini we'll have something entertaining to watch for a season of proper football.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Wilko1304 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:22 am

I'd handle 3-5-2 if Cresswell plays as the third centre back. He can step into midfield and his crossing from deep is one of our best weapons.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Burnley Hammer on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:32 am

Wilko1304 wrote:I'd handle 3-5-2 if Cresswell plays as the third centre back. He can step into midfield and his crossing from deep is one of our best weapons.


Think that would be a disaster from a defensive point of view. He's physically weak, poor in the air, doesn't like to tackle, and extremely one footed. He's best out on the left blocking crosses and getting forward when he can.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Wilko1304 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:37 am

I'd certainly rather his mobility than three of our current centre backs in there. You'd hope he'd have cover by being the third man and not as exposed as in a two.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Estuary on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:43 am

Wilko1304 wrote:I'd certainly rather his mobility than three of our current centre backs in there. You'd hope he'd have cover by being the third man and not as exposed as in a two.


But he lacks all the basic elements required to be a marking centre back, as Burnley says, he's weak, is totally one footed, cant/wont tackle, you need all that to play as a centre back if you don't want the guy in the middle of the three to have to come over and cover every time the ball comes up in the air on on his right side.
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Re: Southampton vs West Ham United match thread

Postby Wilko1304 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:45 am

I'm suggesting it form a position of disliking our current options and not wanting to lose his delivery in the side.

It's a far from ideal idea
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