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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by Bawdrip at 20:07:17
First half was scrappy with lots of tough tackling but little skill. Leeds scoring 30 seconds after the restart with some terrible marking from us was poor and then went two nil up again with poor marking. Game looked dead and buried and Leeds were over confident/ran out of steam. Saints came back very strongly with some good substitutions (at one point we had five strikers on) and scored twice. In the end a draw was a fair result. Happy considering we were 2-0 down and dead and buried.
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by Bawdrip at 20:04:50
First half was scrappy with lots of tough tackling but little skill. Leeds scoring 30 seconds after the restart with some terrible marking from us was poor and then went two nil up again with poor marking. Game looked dead and buried and Leeds were over confident/ran out of steam. Saints came back very strongly with some good substitutions (at one point we had five strikers on) and scored twice. In the end a draw was a fair result. Happy considering we were 2-0 down and dead and buried.
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by YosemiteSaint at 19:41:24
Whole lotta ball watching in central defence (with Bednarek chief among the spectators). Hate to say it, but five at the back invites attackers into the channels and spreads the back three thin; we just don't have the personnel for that. We can't keep playing that formation—and proved as much (hopefully once and for all!) in switching back to a back four. Meanwhile, kudos to Djenepo for trademark trickery, and A Armstrong for pace. Mara looks like he could be a real live wire; his late strike was otherworldly!
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by FaroSaint at 19:19:03
great fight back by Saints after a more defensive lapses. Bedbarek just is not quick enough for me nor has the skill required . The new lads did well . Why did Bednarek have his head in his hands after being subbed . He seemed very angry?
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by WestSussexSaint at 18:55:49
All the new signings looked decent if a little raw at times. I want to see how we would go if we were positive in our approach. It took a formation change and shipping 2 goals but finally we got there. Just shows that young players respond well when you give them license to play with freedom.

A nod to Djenepo too who while not perfect was disciplined and looked decent going forwards. There might actually be a footballer in there!
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by Block8 at 18:31:20
Think today proves that we can't play three at the back, the space they had wide and on the edge of our box first half was frightening. First goal because no one knew who they should be marking? Second goal much the same!
Stu Armstrong, JWP & Ely didn't have a clue where they were positionally first half and Che was running his socks off with no support,
The change of playing style, as much as personnel, aided the comeback and we started to move the ball faster, throughout the pitch.
We have improved our squad, now for goodness sake play to it's strengths!
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by I_would at 17:39:03
All minus ratings from children will be most welcome.
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by I_would at 17:38:18
Well that was a perfect example of duff choices with the starting 11. Elyounoussi was never going to do anything and he didn't disappoint. SA same, Adams nothing. Aribo, Mara come on and presto a different team. Totally bad choices from Coco the Kraut. Nice to see a point taken but unfortunately will lengthen our great leaders reign. PS. Prowse, did he play?
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by I_would at 17:33:33
Well that was a perfect example of duff choiced with the starting 11. El
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by Boris1977 at 17:30:15
Who would have thought playing 442 with players played in their preferred positions and your best players on the pitch could work out so well? Let's hope Ralph keeps doing the simple things.
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by codge at 17:26:04
Bednarek needs to leave always someone else to blame when we concede a goal.Really pleased with the comeback but couldn’t see it happening to be honest.l hope we can show the same spirit that we had at the end next week,and hope we get the starting eleven correct at last.
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Southampton v Leeds United Your Report added by Sadoldgit at 17:15:00
Finally! The revival after going 2-0 down shows what we have in the locker. Great new signings, we just need to start playing to our strengths. Special shout for Djnepo today who played his socks off.
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Oxford United v Swansea City Your Report added by KeithHaynes at 22:49:18
https://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/swanseacity/news/58183/another-disastrous
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by sidsaint at 09:12:09
Agree with American Saint but feel we need to move quicker as a new manager could be needed before the window closes.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by AmericanSaint at 04:43:54
So since there is no math report yet, I will add a few comments here. First, we were in the game in the 1st half and were attacking when Salisu has a brain-fart. WTF? Wow. Then we did our usual mental collapse.

Next, I have supported Rh for the last two seasons, but believe that these first 5 games should determine his future. He did a few things poorly yesterday in his set up. (1) Dnejepo should have been on the bench and Parraud should have started. RP can play the wing back and a team like Tot, you need a seasoned LB (which they exploited well). (2) Lavia should be playing the top of the triangle in the midfield and no Romeu. He has better feet, speed and looks forward first instead of back. (3) He should have exploited Dier in the back and played more over the top balls for AA to run on with his speed. Didnt do that once. (4) Aribo should have been changed at halftime.

So, if RH doesnt make these types of changes and see that a tweak is needed, then he will be gone by the end of Sept., unless the new owners do not care about staying up as they see some of the wages as a major hurdle.

Next - We should be going after Conner Coady as we need a season CB badly. Him in the middle, with JB and MS on the sides could be very good. I wont even talk about a striker as we will not spend the necessary 20-30 needed to get a proven one.

We have a run of games that we need points from and if August has us at the bottom, then I foresee a change in managers.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Avior at 22:18:10
So lets be clear this match was won by Conte. He took one look at the Saints team sheet immediately realised the weak link was our left flank and then told Royal & Kulusevski it was Christmas and Djenpo was playing Santa. Helps that Kulusevski is approaching world class and does what he is told. So we had basically lost before we started. Not helped by a totally inept display by all of the back five, but again it is the same old faces just in a different formation. Back 5 might work against weaker teams but current crop just do not know how to defend the channels against any sort of quality. We will score very few goals as well since transition is just too slow. The other problem we now have is that Lavia already looks a class act. he was best defensive midfielder on the pitch by a mile yesterday. A couple of times he won / retained the ball had a quick look up for de Bruyne or Silva on the move and instead found our lot playing musical statues. So Ralph will have to play him which probably means Romeu cannot play as well and imo he remains one of our top 5. He was very ineffective in his more forward role yesterday. Ralph has a straightforward choice to make now either find a system that works with our 11 best players or decide a system and find 11 players to play it. Its going to be a long season.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by EvertonSaint at 21:41:13
We as supporters have been crying out for a new CH, we see it, but Ralph still seems oblivious to our needs. Is this a manager or is he there for the pay off when he gets a taxi? He seems to have totally ignored what we have known for the last couple of years.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by EvertonSaint at 19:33:39
We as supporters have been crying out for a new CH, we see it, but Ralph still seems oblivious to our needs. Is this a manager or is he there for the pay off when he gets a taxi? He seems to have totally ignored what we have known for the last couple of years.
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Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough Your Report added by Royboy48 at 11:52:58
This changes everything

Until the next game
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Block8 at 10:59:53
If only we had a left back and big strong forward on the bench for half time changes!
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