How do you recover from a 9-0 loss... twice?
03/02/2021 | sport | football | 865
Southampton suffer two 9-0 defeats in 16 months - they recovered once, how do they do it again?
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03/02/2021 00:32:49 2 5
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Penny for your thoughts ha
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03/02/2021 00:36:23 60 8
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By keeping 11 players on the pitch..
They’ll be ok. Fantastic manager.
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03/02/2021 00:42:16 68 5
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Meh, sometimes you just gotta shrug it off and except it as a one off.

Still fully expect them to finish higher than they have in recent years.
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03/02/2021 11:26:12 10 28
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Except it wasn't a one off, this was the second time they were thrashed 9-0.
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03/02/2021 00:42:54 43 4
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They'll be fine, just one of those games where nothing goes right for you, even though United played some fantastic stuff. x
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03/02/2021 10:25:10 24 14
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Against nine players and a referee
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03/02/2021 00:45:10 2 28
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the players should refund the fan's and the manager should resign...... unnacaptable that this has happened twice

having said that man utd look very strong and would be surprised if they don't go on and win the league from here...... ggmu
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03/02/2021 02:31:46 7 2
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Unacceptable- just like your spelling.
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03/02/2021 00:45:44 0 1
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By winning 18-0?
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03/02/2021 00:47:49 27 9
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Get some decent referees perhaps
Another idiot here. Removed
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03/02/2021 00:48:10 3 10
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Southampton will finish above Man Utd. Change my mind.
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03/02/2021 02:23:34 0 1
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... nope.
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03/02/2021 00:48:24 61 9
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A team decimated by injuries, a very early (justified) red card, dodgy refereeing and an owner who doesn't give two hoots about the club ultimately created a perfect storm for what happened tonight. Under Ralph, Saints bounced back from the last 9-0 thrashing and I reckon they'll bounce back again.
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KR
03/02/2021 00:51:10 8 4
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What a stupid question in the headline. Losing 9-0 is no big deal. Far worse things happen in life. Football is only a game and losing 9-0 is as bad as losing 1-0. The goal difference may well be affected but in all reasonable fairness gaining points is the name of the game in league football and tonight they gained none. It's not like someone died or lost a limb or something. ??
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03/02/2021 00:59:17 11 12
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What a bloody stupid comment. You're obviously not a football fan? "losing 9 nil is as bad as losing 1 nil" You utter bozo.
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03/02/2021 00:52:45 44 3
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'How do Ralph Hasenhuttl's side you recover again?'

Second rate journalism! What?? Seriously ? Burning the candle at both ends ???
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03/02/2021 00:53:18 68 3
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RH will be fine. I watched them against Villa and they should have got at least point. They are a very well run club and have a loyal fan base. They are not in any danger and I expect them to build again. This was a mad game - there's been plenty of them this season. Saints supporters will keep the faith...
UTV
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03/02/2021 00:54:55 11 1
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"How do Ralph Hasenhuttl's side you recover again?" I don't think the question makes any sense the way it's worded. The copywriter seems to have had finger trouble!
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03/02/2021 01:05:02 19 4
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In news about the EU, Laura Kuensberg referred to "cold buckets of water." One must always cool one's buckets before filling them with water.....it's normal for the BBC - their journalists have very low standards and consistently fail to reach them.
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03/02/2021 00:54:56 3 4
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If theo Walcott was playing it would have been double
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03/02/2021 00:56:53 483 16
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The local Saint press and the Saints forums show that Ralph has the full backing of the Saints fans. 3 weeks ago, we beat Liverpool. We were top of the league in October. Ralph has built a very attacking team, that can't deal with defending properly with 9 men - it just isn't set up for these situations. It was a perfect storm tonight. Very embarrassing once again. But in Ralph we trust.
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03/02/2021 01:04:29 260 7
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Not a saints fan. But that's bang on
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03/02/2021 08:08:00 59 4
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exactly better to lose 9-0 once in a season than 1-0 nine times, it's 3 points and a little pride lost. Saints will be fine.
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03/02/2021 08:24:57 32 2
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Hope he can get them to respond again. The first red can't be argued with but the other 3 decisions were appalling. Hopefully there's a bit of common sense and the 2nd red gets rescinded
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03/02/2021 09:21:18 24 2
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United fan here - totally agree. These results are anomolies and should be treated as such. One defeat does not a season make. I remember us losing badly to Saints a couple of times - good thing it didn't get Fergie the sack. Keep up the good work.
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03/02/2021 10:11:18 11 3
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Spot on. As a Saints fan...living in Liverpool with my Kopite family... I'm with you all the way. We must retain Ralph. And fight til the end of the season. COYS.
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03/02/2021 10:47:08 7 2
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I think nine injuries doesn't exactly help either. One stupid tackle and then it was game over from there really. I'm sure Southampton will bounce back though
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03/02/2021 10:54:55 4 39
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10 men . 9 men on 75 mins you were already hammered by then . Stop clutching at straws
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03/02/2021 11:08:27 6 44
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....that is 18 - 0 in 2 seasons....!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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03/02/2021 11:10:51 8 20
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I'd be embarrassed to have a manager who cries after a PL win.
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03/02/2021 11:44:37 7 1
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And you would be right to stick with him. If Saints don't want him there will be plenty of clubs that do.
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03/02/2021 11:53:28 6 7
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Two 9-0 defeats in consecutive seasons is really not good enough. Despite being down to 10 men, Southampton were woeful last night.
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03/02/2021 12:07:42 8 4
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United fan.

Appreciate the loyalty Saints fans are showing to their manager. Last night was a great result for United, but I did feel for the Saints players and fans.

I have no axe to grind with Southampton fans.
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03/02/2021 12:17:38 1 6
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Saints put in too much effort against Liverpool , well all that energy above normal has impacted on the next games.
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03/02/2021 12:25:15 0 4
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I bet hes glad he didnt get the Chelsea job.he would have been sacked at half time.just a freak result
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03/02/2021 13:24:03 2 3
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'In Ralph we trust.' It's football, mate - not a bloody war. Football and the hype around it have become cringeworthy.
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03/02/2021 13:39:15 6 2
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Good to hear. Despite the severity of the defeat and it was a car crash of a result, fans have got to realise Southampton were top. They can climb again but theyre in a bad place now.
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03/02/2021 13:48:57 4 1
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Completely agree. Last night was the perfect storm; Lots of Injuries, Early Red card, Appalling Ref (Who should be sacked for last nights performance but the Refs Union will say he's perfect) and Even worse VAR. We just need to pick ourselves up, Dust ourselves down and go again.
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03/02/2021 20:14:22 1 0
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Stay strong wish you guys well
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KR
03/02/2021 00:51:10 8 4
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What a stupid question in the headline. Losing 9-0 is no big deal. Far worse things happen in life. Football is only a game and losing 9-0 is as bad as losing 1-0. The goal difference may well be affected but in all reasonable fairness gaining points is the name of the game in league football and tonight they gained none. It's not like someone died or lost a limb or something. ??
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03/02/2021 00:59:17 11 12
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What a bloody stupid comment. You're obviously not a football fan? "losing 9 nil is as bad as losing 1 nil" You utter bozo.
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03/02/2021 01:08:57 9 2
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I think it is a sensible comment ... a loss is a loss ... not sure why you want to insult somebody ....
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03/02/2021 01:25:22 1 3
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Agree, what is it with saints fans? All breezy after getting another clouting. If my team lost 9-0 i would be furious. Injuries or not. Most teams have them through season, they had enough first team, “international players”. Should of defended for a result then given recent poor form.
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KR
03/02/2021 06:22:49 0 1
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It's not the end of the world. Chin up, pal.
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03/02/2021 12:15:56 1 1
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Why be so unpleasant. You utter bozo. So pompous and a bit of a bully.
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03/02/2021 19:34:20 0 0
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stupid response bozo
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03/02/2021 00:59:45 2 4
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still not City
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03/02/2021 01:03:07 6 10
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God Rest Your Soul Captain Sir Tom your passing brought me to tears
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03/02/2021 01:03:53 11 16
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Ralph's still a decent manager, any club with class would have got 4 or 5 under their belts and played kickabout so as not to completely embarrass a side that's got 9 regular players out.

Shameless showboating from utd, it's why the neutrals can't stomach them.
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03/02/2021 01:39:38 1 4
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No sure, but your beloved Kloppo or Pep do the same and they are "master tacticians" and showed "ruthless hunger to win"
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03/02/2021 03:46:10 1 3
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no neutrals can't stand liverpool for getting english teams banned from europe and they still think jordan henderson is a world beater laughable, and as for the giant forehead mane STOP DIVING. klopp and firminos teeth, god you make me sick. united lost the league on goal difference.so your wrong all about confidence and momentum.
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03/02/2021 00:56:53 483 16
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The local Saint press and the Saints forums show that Ralph has the full backing of the Saints fans. 3 weeks ago, we beat Liverpool. We were top of the league in October. Ralph has built a very attacking team, that can't deal with defending properly with 9 men - it just isn't set up for these situations. It was a perfect storm tonight. Very embarrassing once again. But in Ralph we trust.
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03/02/2021 01:04:29 260 7
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Not a saints fan. But that's bang on
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03/02/2021 09:25:07 5 3
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How eloquently described
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03/02/2021 01:04:32 17 14
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As long as Webbists such as Dean have control of the whistle, other teams stand no chance against MU.
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03/02/2021 15:38:30 2 0
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Boo hoo, it's happening again mummy the team I don't like won a game.
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03/02/2021 00:54:55 11 1
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"How do Ralph Hasenhuttl's side you recover again?" I don't think the question makes any sense the way it's worded. The copywriter seems to have had finger trouble!
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03/02/2021 01:05:02 19 4
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In news about the EU, Laura Kuensberg referred to "cold buckets of water." One must always cool one's buckets before filling them with water.....it's normal for the BBC - their journalists have very low standards and consistently fail to reach them.
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03/02/2021 00:59:17 11 12
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What a bloody stupid comment. You're obviously not a football fan? "losing 9 nil is as bad as losing 1 nil" You utter bozo.
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03/02/2021 01:08:57 9 2
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I think it is a sensible comment ... a loss is a loss ... not sure why you want to insult somebody ....
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Rog
03/02/2021 01:09:44 50 6
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At the end of the day, you don't lose points for letting 9 in. Humiliating defeat sure, but not much difference between losing 4-0 or 9-0 really. How they bounce back is what's important.
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03/02/2021 09:37:50 9 12
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You do know goal difference makes a big difference when the season ends? - either for how many millions achieved in prize money or to survive relegation or not. So a big difference between 4-0 and 9-0. Especially when you have an owner who has clearly turned off the money taps.
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03/02/2021 12:55:15 0 3
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Yes but goal difference can be like an extra point
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03/02/2021 13:59:26 1 0
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They'll bounce back because they play Newcastle (my team) next
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03/02/2021 15:52:38 0 1
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Tell that to all the Fantasy Managers with Bednarek in their sides. They've lost a few points.
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03/02/2021 01:13:39 40 7
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Let's face it,some shocking referee/ VAR decisions made it far worse for Southampton,just as against Villa last weekend. They say these things level out over the season,so we should see some more positive results in the coming weeks. Cheer up Ralph,we still luv you.
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03/02/2021 13:41:18 10 2
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You’ll be fine as long as Mike Dean isn’t refereeing or on VAR duty for you.
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03/02/2021 01:14:36 178 9
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Two 9-0 defeats in two seasons is pretty tough to take. I won’t lie.
However Ralph Hassenhuttl is a fantastic manager and I for one am glad he’s manager of my team.
We have 9 first team players out atm and half the squad tonight was academy kids. On top of that we had 2 players sent off.
We’ll come back and put this behind us...just like we did last time.
Up the saints!
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03/02/2021 02:27:25 18 61
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You're all doomed. Doomed I say.
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03/02/2021 05:11:16 7 1
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Good on ya. Stick with him. He is a great manager. Yous would be relegated without him
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03/02/2021 07:51:06 9 3
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I thought Liverpool had the single most injuries in the history of ever? (as someone suggested just yesterday)
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03/02/2021 12:54:04 0 4
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Yes but the team that started was not half made up of academy kids and you had Redmond on the bench
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03/02/2021 18:01:31 0 0
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Just remember Saints beat the previous team that got the 9-0 next time out.
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03/02/2021 01:14:59 23 4
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Someone is in the cross hairs of the BBC it seems, waiting to shoot them down.

Its a bit of freak occurrence with a freak score line, but Southampton have vastly improved and are just going through a bad bit of form.

Im sure the BBC will do their best to put more and more pressure on him and create as much negativity as possible.
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03/02/2021 01:15:20 14 2
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The same way as if it was a 1-0 defeat, since it's 0 points either way.
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03/02/2021 02:24:49 4 1
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i rather think there is a confidence issue to consider?
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03/02/2021 01:17:55 24 4
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It's a kind of result that just shouldn't happen to an organised group of professionals. But hey ho. It galvanised them once before, see what happens this time.

At least the manager had the mettle to stay the course, and the board with him. A couple of bad (or even utterly horrendous) results doesn't make a bad team or head coach.
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03/02/2021 11:57:33 1 1
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Yeah I think the point was they were not organised with nine key players out, and when a headstrong teenager gets sent off in the first two minutes, they were even more disorganised.
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03/02/2021 00:59:17 11 12
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What a bloody stupid comment. You're obviously not a football fan? "losing 9 nil is as bad as losing 1 nil" You utter bozo.
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03/02/2021 01:25:22 1 3
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Agree, what is it with saints fans? All breezy after getting another clouting. If my team lost 9-0 i would be furious. Injuries or not. Most teams have them through season, they had enough first team, “international players”. Should of defended for a result then given recent poor form.
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03/02/2021 01:28:26 74 4
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It's 3 points lost and a bit of embarrassment. Get on with it is how you recover.
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03/02/2021 07:33:45 27 10
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Yes, if the other team score 1, 2 or 9 against you they only get 3 points and you none. There are no bonus points for the goals scored
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03/02/2021 11:18:58 0 2
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Exactly so, as Mr Post confirms, the score doesn't matter, unless maybe
there's a goal difference (is that still how they measure things?) issue at end of season. I don't suppose the teams going down will lose 9-0 at all, but it won't help them any, and Soton will be staying up.
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03/02/2021 01:31:12 277 6
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Glad to see majority of grown up comments here. When your squad is so depleted that you can't fill your bench, even with a 17 year old (who signed professional 6 weeks ago) and 2 goalies on it, and a teenage debutant who gets sent off after 1 minute against a team like United, there's really not much you can do from a managerial viewpoint. Board needed to back him in the transfer window and didn't
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03/02/2021 02:18:57 39 18
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Saint's have spent a fortune on their academy and the training fascilities, they have a huge pull it was unfortunate the business side lost it's way when passed dowm to the daughter. They keep on selling talent & those youth lads punch well above their weight; it's all a learning curve. MUFC
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03/02/2021 09:23:44 0 13
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It's up to clubs to maintain a good squad, and all this manager vs. board argument doesn't hold water. They are one single organisation and everyone needs to take responsibility. Does the left back blame the goalie when they lose a goal? No, it's a collective responsibility.
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03/02/2021 11:30:10 2 2
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Good comment, I say that as a neutral. It's not the end of the world and hopefully they'll bounce back.
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03/02/2021 12:34:53 0 5
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Some good points made here, but I've seen teams down to 9 men for most of the game grind out a 0-0, but it's tough, especially when the officials are in Manchester United's pocket. However, someone is responsible for Saints not being able to put out a team capable of competing, and it shows a complete lack of respect to the other teams who they will compete against, so it's disappointing.
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03/02/2021 12:53:16 0 1
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Still had redmond on the bench though
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Dad
03/02/2021 15:07:26 1 0
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I tried to watch the highlights but it really was boys against con job...
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03/02/2021 01:34:58 8 6
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Looks like the City and Pool fans haven't seen this article yet. No the refs are not in United's pockets - every team has had VAR go their way and the other way. Saints have proved they are well drilled, I'd put it down to harsh luck and that Ralph will come back fighting.
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03/02/2021 02:10:42 1 4
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Agreed, we had some poor decisions last weekend.... But Ole that's your starting squad; stop messing now.
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03/02/2021 01:03:53 11 16
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Ralph's still a decent manager, any club with class would have got 4 or 5 under their belts and played kickabout so as not to completely embarrass a side that's got 9 regular players out.

Shameless showboating from utd, it's why the neutrals can't stomach them.
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03/02/2021 01:39:38 1 4
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No sure, but your beloved Kloppo or Pep do the same and they are "master tacticians" and showed "ruthless hunger to win"
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03/02/2021 01:49:05 151 4
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That quote from Steve Coppell after Liverpool beat Palace 9-0 (before the Premiership) always makes me chuckle. "The first was offside, the second was a foul, and if they hadn't got the first two, they wouldn't have got the other seven!"
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03/02/2021 02:04:23 56 6
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Great man Coppell; a legend to me as a youngster. MUFC.
Great guy Steve Coppell ... shit manager Removed
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03/02/2021 01:54:54 17 4
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Simple don't get players sent off

And play Newcastle next

Soon back to winning ways
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03/02/2021 01:49:05 151 4
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That quote from Steve Coppell after Liverpool beat Palace 9-0 (before the Premiership) always makes me chuckle. "The first was offside, the second was a foul, and if they hadn't got the first two, they wouldn't have got the other seven!"
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03/02/2021 02:04:23 56 6
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Great man Coppell; a legend to me as a youngster. MUFC.
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03/02/2021 02:34:04 4 4
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He once complimented me on my 18th drive.
Legend
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03/02/2021 12:00:52 2 2
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Ditto, my hero at school
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03/02/2021 13:44:00 1 2
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Except not so good on comments after heavy defeat.
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ab
03/02/2021 02:09:48 16 2
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Far more disappointed about losing Bednarek for next weekend than losing the game.
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03/02/2021 01:34:58 8 6
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Looks like the City and Pool fans haven't seen this article yet. No the refs are not in United's pockets - every team has had VAR go their way and the other way. Saints have proved they are well drilled, I'd put it down to harsh luck and that Ralph will come back fighting.
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03/02/2021 02:10:42 1 4
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Agreed, we had some poor decisions last weekend.... But Ole that's your starting squad; stop messing now.
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03/02/2021 02:16:17 52 4
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How do the BBC screw up a headline and question with such poor grammar?
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03/02/2021 03:04:01 80 8
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The BBC writers and editors work from home now. We can't expect them to multi-task. Drinking wine, quaffing olives and tapping on a keyboard at the same time is quite difficult
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03/02/2021 09:43:11 3 2
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By being way below par for a 1st world national news and information organisation. Oh and mainly 'employing' interns to 'write' their c**p.
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03/02/2021 17:38:12 2 1
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Most of them have to type one-handed when it is concerning Man United....
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03/02/2021 02:16:40 0 5
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Freefall
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03/02/2021 02:18:21 0 6
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Steve Bruce must be licking his lips
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03/02/2021 01:31:12 277 6
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Glad to see majority of grown up comments here. When your squad is so depleted that you can't fill your bench, even with a 17 year old (who signed professional 6 weeks ago) and 2 goalies on it, and a teenage debutant who gets sent off after 1 minute against a team like United, there's really not much you can do from a managerial viewpoint. Board needed to back him in the transfer window and didn't
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03/02/2021 02:18:57 39 18
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Saint's have spent a fortune on their academy and the training fascilities, they have a huge pull it was unfortunate the business side lost it's way when passed dowm to the daughter. They keep on selling talent & those youth lads punch well above their weight; it's all a learning curve. MUFC
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03/02/2021 02:35:37 27 1
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They sell talent because, ultimately, many of those players try and force a move, just like VVD. And, since Saints don't have the financial clout of the biggest clubs, they really don't have much choice but to sell them.
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03/02/2021 12:08:19 4 1
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And yet how many of these youth lads turn out regularly? Obafemi gets the odd game, but to throw debutants into an already depleted side against an attacking United was almost certainly not going to end well.

Carrillo, Austin, Boufal, Hojbjerg, Yoshida gone and no replacements. Squad players sent out on loan, no cover for full back positions.

The squad is wafer-thin and Ralph gets no money.
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03/02/2021 14:29:11 2 0
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Saints FC do not choose to sell their players! Contracts mean nothing! If a player is aware the likes of the top 5 are interested and the potential earnings are going to quadruple you have no chance of keeping them at the club. Danny Ings as an example will not be at the club for the last year of his contract because he wants champions league football. How can Soithampton hold on to him?
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03/02/2021 00:48:10 3 10
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Southampton will finish above Man Utd. Change my mind.
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03/02/2021 02:23:34 0 1
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... nope.
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03/02/2021 01:15:20 14 2
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The same way as if it was a 1-0 defeat, since it's 0 points either way.
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03/02/2021 02:24:49 4 1
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i rather think there is a confidence issue to consider?
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03/02/2021 08:09:19 0 1
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For sure. Now a test of the players character.
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03/02/2021 01:14:36 178 9
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Two 9-0 defeats in two seasons is pretty tough to take. I won’t lie.
However Ralph Hassenhuttl is a fantastic manager and I for one am glad he’s manager of my team.
We have 9 first team players out atm and half the squad tonight was academy kids. On top of that we had 2 players sent off.
We’ll come back and put this behind us...just like we did last time.
Up the saints!
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03/02/2021 02:27:25 18 61
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You're all doomed. Doomed I say.
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03/02/2021 00:45:10 2 28
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the players should refund the fan's and the manager should resign...... unnacaptable that this has happened twice

having said that man utd look very strong and would be surprised if they don't go on and win the league from here...... ggmu
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03/02/2021 02:31:46 7 2
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Unacceptable- just like your spelling.
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03/02/2021 13:53:30 2 0
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english is my 5th language so expect some mistake's....
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03/02/2021 02:32:09 4 32
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Christ on a bike.
Everyone's gone wet behind the ears these days.
Garbage teams incur garbage results and get kicked back into garbage divisions because their players are garbage, the coaching is garbage and the club ethos is garbage.
I hope I managed to get my point across.
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03/02/2021 03:00:35 29 1
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What a garbage post
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ben
03/02/2021 04:17:20 2 1
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full of garbage, talking garbage
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03/02/2021 08:04:47 1 2
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Well said. Nothing hurts like the trutg
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03/02/2021 12:42:36 0 2
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And people like you spout garbage on an HYS
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03/02/2021 02:04:23 56 6
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Great man Coppell; a legend to me as a youngster. MUFC.
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03/02/2021 02:34:04 4 4
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He once complimented me on my 18th drive.
Legend
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03/02/2021 09:31:20 2 2
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Stood behind him in Waitrose once, quite short but lovely man and one of best managers ever had at Palace.
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03/02/2021 02:18:57 39 18
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Saint's have spent a fortune on their academy and the training fascilities, they have a huge pull it was unfortunate the business side lost it's way when passed dowm to the daughter. They keep on selling talent & those youth lads punch well above their weight; it's all a learning curve. MUFC
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03/02/2021 02:35:37 27 1
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They sell talent because, ultimately, many of those players try and force a move, just like VVD. And, since Saints don't have the financial clout of the biggest clubs, they really don't have much choice but to sell them.
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03/02/2021 02:58:28 43 21
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Watch Utd think they can take on the world now and lose their next handful of games. I'd put money on it.
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03/02/2021 05:09:40 23 19
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Worldbeaters but park bus for nil nils against arsenal and Liverpool ??
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03/02/2021 08:08:34 2 6
bbc
Again..????
48
03/02/2021 02:32:09 4 32
bbc
Christ on a bike.
Everyone's gone wet behind the ears these days.
Garbage teams incur garbage results and get kicked back into garbage divisions because their players are garbage, the coaching is garbage and the club ethos is garbage.
I hope I managed to get my point across.
52
03/02/2021 03:00:35 29 1
bbc
What a garbage post
40
03/02/2021 02:16:17 52 4
bbc
How do the BBC screw up a headline and question with such poor grammar?
53
03/02/2021 03:04:01 80 8
bbc
The BBC writers and editors work from home now. We can't expect them to multi-task. Drinking wine, quaffing olives and tapping on a keyboard at the same time is quite difficult
144
03/02/2021 08:06:17 10 2
bbc
I don’t disagree with the sentiment, but can you quaff olives? I suppose anything can be drunk with the right amount of willpower?

Like the idea of a BBC editor downing pint after pint of olives. :O
54
03/02/2021 03:24:08 78 6
bbc
I don't understand why the media has to rub it in, I understand the need to write articles and earn your pay day, but why this? Article is totally unnecessary and just seems disjointed and what is the take home message from the piece?. Still trying to figure that out. I am not a Southampton fan, just trying to be objective here.
62
03/02/2021 03:59:12 159 7
bbc
Exactly
Do a story on VAR and corrupt refereeing decisions
235
03/02/2021 09:36:15 3 4
bbc
Because like vultures they prey on weakness. Saints fans are starting to experience what their neighbours did - the effects when the owners purse strings are cut off. Still, watching 18-0 in one sky story is bliss for those of us from PO postcodes.
245
03/02/2021 09:51:47 12 1
bbc
Have you listened to any tv commentary of any Southampton game since late October 2019? The last 9-0 has been mentioned at least once per game. It's because they want a simliar one on their 'watch'. Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage must have driven home last night with huge smiles and punching the air at regular intervals - as it means they were there when lightening struck twice.
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JBM
03/02/2021 12:13:40 4 1
bbc
Disregard the usual biased BBC Salford rubbish.I'm sure Hassenhuttl will.
55
03/02/2021 03:28:36 215 18
bbc
Not a southampton supporter but when your squad is paper thin, filled with young academy players, down to ten men, facing diving and simulation, referee and var, dodgey results can happen like this.

And hassenhutl has been getting the most from those players all season, a very good manager just not being backed.

Plenty of big clubs would take him when he leaves Southampton
177
03/02/2021 08:44:06 33 8
bbc
Spot on Matt
219
03/02/2021 09:26:13 6 13
bbc
''facing diving and simulation, referee and var'' yeah because a stupid two -footed challenge in the opening 2 minutes is 'dodgy' I suppose in your fairy, little world Man U own all the refs etc.....suck it up my Merseyside mate...
437
03/02/2021 11:59:06 0 10
bbc
Blah, blah, blah. Southampton were pathetic when they went down to 10 men. Heads dropped, no discipline, woeful marking etc. Herr Ralph surely must be accountable, but no...he's soooo wonderful. Roll on the next 9-0.
755
03/02/2021 17:28:07 0 1
bbc
Winning 1-0 can happen by poor officials making a bad decision. Winning 9-0 because of bad officiating doesn't happen. United were 6-0 up with less than five minutes left to play when the penalty was given. How exactly is them winning the game a from this point a 'dodgey' result? Or it is just that it suits your narrative?
778
03/02/2021 17:52:48 0 0
bbc
No they wouldn’t, that starting team wasn’t under strength, pretty much same as when they beat Liverpool. Total bottle jobs
56
03/02/2021 03:33:19 11 4
bbc
It's only a defeat, not like they lose a extra 9 points, who cares, and next week they might win 4-0, still only get 3 points.
57
03/02/2021 03:36:04 0 11
bbc
Where do Saints go from here. ? Straight to jail, for pretending to be footballers. Gateshead reserves would not have lost 9-0.
71
03/02/2021 05:08:43 2 1
bbc
Duh
58
03/02/2021 03:44:49 381 37
bbc
When Mike Dean walked back from the TV monitor after Martial's dive, I thought common sense had finally prevailed with a VAR review and there would be a yellow card for simulation. Unbelievable.
70
03/02/2021 05:08:27 65 31
bbc
With all the simulation going on and nothing being done about it the only thing i can think of is the game are desperately worried about lack of goals. They want more scored so these soft penalties and dive fouls for free kicks are ignored by VAR in slow-mo. But why they chalk goals off for miniscule offsides is beyond reason. I think the size of goals increase 1ft higher and2ft wider masterstroke
120
03/02/2021 07:48:32 66 3
bbc
Call ‘simulation’ what it is, which is cheating.
127
03/02/2021 07:55:32 5 44
bbc
Desperately inaccurate.
145
03/02/2021 08:06:21 11 8
bbc
I agree, I watched with 2 United fans who weren’t having any of it. Muppets..
168
03/02/2021 08:31:21 8 67
bbc
Dive yes but only after contact. Check the rules fool
192
03/02/2021 09:01:00 35 4
bbc
The thing is, it is all about Mike Dean.
195
03/02/2021 09:03:24 29 2
bbc
Same with Luiz in the Wolves - Arsenal game, Luiz is guilty of running behind the Player, he didn't make any contact the Wolves player's foot hit Luiz's leg on the back lift to take a shot...Sometimes a Player's notoriety for clumsy challenges makes decisions easy...Wrong of course, but true...Xhaka is another, booked on reputation....+ Refs support teams without a doubt...So obvious...
205
03/02/2021 09:20:27 46 4
bbc
VAR in the UK is a laughing stock. How can you get it so badly wrong week in and week out? There was no contact for a penalty in either this game or the Arsenal game at Wolves - clear as daylight, literally. The offside against Saints was also harsh in the extreme. It should be a clear & obvious - not down to imagined millimetres. A joke.
218
03/02/2021 09:25:13 7 26
bbc
Makes no difference. McTominey was lucky not to have serious injury after the massive chopper on him.
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TT
03/02/2021 10:08:14 13 5
bbc
It is a dive & a foul. Martial is just expecting a bigger contact. You don't need to even make contact at all to unfairly impede the opponent.

It's not a pen for me & definitely not a red. But the letter of the law says penalty.

The Cavani on on the other hand is a clear penalty. Cavani's foot is inside the penalty box (ie on the line) & the defender stands on his foot. It could not be clearer.
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pj
03/02/2021 11:25:44 17 3
bbc
Any time a defender is near Martial he drags one and sometimes two of his legs into a player for a penalty. Let's not beat about the bush, he is a cheat.
418
03/02/2021 11:49:59 0 7
bbc
100% penalty harsh sending off though
454
03/02/2021 12:05:22 2 2
bbc
Totally agree 100% from a utd fan just no need for it
493
03/02/2021 12:26:27 4 1
bbc
Agreed VAR has ruined the PL, the Championship is no worse without it. However, Manchester United have always and will always get the majority of decisions - it's just something the others have to put up with. That's the way it's been since the 90s when Ferguson told his players to harangue the officials every time a decision went against them. The officials fell into line and are still there.
505
03/02/2021 12:35:15 7 2
bbc
Its not simulation its CHEATING and should be called such
539
03/02/2021 12:59:19 6 2
bbc
It was Mike Dean reffing a Utd game, that was always gonna be a penalty.
737
03/02/2021 16:54:54 0 0
bbc
Yeah VAR is a bit rubbish, we say it's a bit rubbish almost every game.
However VAR had little impact on the result, it was done at half time at 4-0 and 1 man down.

FWIW the Soton goal was unlucky to be offside on a real technicality - but once you've seen an offside on VAR you can't unsee it.
I don't think the Martial 'penalty' was one, and I don't think either player shouldve been carded.
19
03/02/2021 01:03:53 11 16
bbc
Ralph's still a decent manager, any club with class would have got 4 or 5 under their belts and played kickabout so as not to completely embarrass a side that's got 9 regular players out.

Shameless showboating from utd, it's why the neutrals can't stomach them.
59
03/02/2021 03:46:10 1 3
bbc
no neutrals can't stand liverpool for getting english teams banned from europe and they still think jordan henderson is a world beater laughable, and as for the giant forehead mane STOP DIVING. klopp and firminos teeth, god you make me sick. united lost the league on goal difference.so your wrong all about confidence and momentum.
60
03/02/2021 03:46:36 16 3
bbc
Man U lost to Tottenham 6-1. Only 3 goals less. This is ok.
61
03/02/2021 03:57:22 255 8
bbc
I don’t understand how Mike Dean was allowed to ref our game after the absolute diabolical decisions in the Aston Villa game as VAR ref. It’s an absolutely disgrace, and shame on the Premier League. Something is not right here.
Ralphs a Saints legend. We are on our bare bones. When the squad is back from injuries we will be fine. #wemarchon
The PL and refs need to have a look at themselves.
172
03/02/2021 08:37:36 108 17
bbc
Yes, a neutral might be inclined to say the game is corrupt...?
200
03/02/2021 09:09:25 25 2
bbc
Because putting Dean in charge of 'certain' games suits the Prem's agenda...Whenever he 'ref's' Arsenal games i know we will get loads of yellows and almost certainly a red...Deffo bad decisions against is a dead cert...
220
03/02/2021 09:26:15 9 16
bbc
"Our games". You think you are less biased than the referee? That is totally illogical.
325
03/02/2021 10:36:55 4 9
bbc
A saints legend ? ??
345
03/02/2021 10:57:27 6 11
bbc
Have you lot heard yourselves? I'm guessing you are probably flat feathers aswell. Well until you win a match then it's all been fair . Sit down
421
03/02/2021 11:50:55 1 7
bbc
I love the way we play, theres not a diver in the squad, but we have to be stronger in other ways, LIKE, if Alex Ferguson had been on the receiving end of decisions like we had against Villa, do you think he would have allowed Dean into the next game, NOT A NANO CHANCE. Some referees he wouldn't let near united. We needed to object to that appointment of the same officials. Dean doesn't like us.
431
03/02/2021 11:55:54 5 14
bbc
Bandwagon aside, apart from the Martial pen, what was debatable? The Southampton goal was offside in the eyes of the law, silly law or not. It amazes me that a team gets absolutely trounced and yet there are nitpickers moaning about the ref. We know the agenda here.
579
03/02/2021 13:36:45 6 0
bbc
Unbelievably poor decisions with the definite penalty and sending off that Matty Cash should have had, and the clear dive by Martial. Dean needs to be relegated down the leagues until he proves he is still capable
54
03/02/2021 03:24:08 78 6
bbc
I don't understand why the media has to rub it in, I understand the need to write articles and earn your pay day, but why this? Article is totally unnecessary and just seems disjointed and what is the take home message from the piece?. Still trying to figure that out. I am not a Southampton fan, just trying to be objective here.
62
03/02/2021 03:59:12 159 7
bbc
Exactly
Do a story on VAR and corrupt refereeing decisions
383
03/02/2021 11:27:27 3 1
bbc
I once wrote in about referees having nicknames and came up with Kevin " The Opposition's " Friend , Andre " The Ancient " Marriner and to follow the nautical theme , Mike " Weigh Anchor " Dean . I think I was spot on there !
514
03/02/2021 12:43:43 0 4
bbc
And maybe do one on deluded HYS posters
522
03/02/2021 12:49:05 5 1
bbc
Try telling that to Bournemouth when they got cheated out of the premiership with the villa v Sheffield game when the goal that wasn't given to Sheffield by var
63
03/02/2021 04:05:23 152 49
bbc
Jesus they need minamino more than i thought. Martial should be ashamed of himself but VAR confirming that penalty is just a symptom of everything wrong with the game. Come on they were 5 or 6 nil up at that stage. Just shows its a deliberate dive policy at utd and no wonder they get so many. Playing for a nil nil against arsenal and LFC was sad but lets face it they only beat a depleted team
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Jeb
03/02/2021 09:28:30 53 98
bbc
A deliberate dive policy? Grow up.
472
daz
03/02/2021 12:15:53 11 2
bbc
Martial should have received a yellow card. He dived against City too but received nothing.
738
03/02/2021 16:56:01 2 3
bbc
Salah is the worst diver in the entire league an has been since he came back. I feel sorry for Southampton but stop acting like it's only United when in reality it's modern football.
808
03/02/2021 19:07:28 0 0
bbc
I am a devout Man United supporter for over 60 years and am ashamed about the diving tactics of Martial and Rashford. The problem is they were taught these tricks by Mourinho and the whole diving thing is a growing problem with football at all levels.
64
03/02/2021 04:11:37 9 1
bbc
Just a freak result. Dont get too carried away. After leicester done them 9 nil at home it was the end of the world. They went on a great run and beat Leicester away for revenge and had a great run. This team are crazy. They dont do lets not embarrass ourselves when 4 nil down. They keep attacking and trying to play their way. Doesnt work so well with 9 players
48
03/02/2021 02:32:09 4 32
bbc
Christ on a bike.
Everyone's gone wet behind the ears these days.
Garbage teams incur garbage results and get kicked back into garbage divisions because their players are garbage, the coaching is garbage and the club ethos is garbage.
I hope I managed to get my point across.
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ben
03/02/2021 04:17:20 2 1
bbc
full of garbage, talking garbage
66
03/02/2021 04:26:44 2 1
bbc
When we are short of players why have we let 5 go out on loan in transfer window and only got one in.
67
03/02/2021 04:42:59 11 4
bbc
NEWSFLASH: They were reduced to 9 players. That can make a single game difficult.
68
TJ
03/02/2021 04:46:10 5 2
bbc
Hope the Man U fans do not get to excited , I'll just refer them to the BBC article about how they fail to score against top six clubs and how those games are so boring
69
03/02/2021 04:55:06 0 19
bbc
Humilation, embarrassment. He needs to go.
An awful way of playing or setting up the team. Completely unprepared to face the mediocre, shadow of the former selves - United.
Bednarek best on the pitch for Saints.
Should be leaving this sinking boat in the summer. For something greater &more ambitious like Man City.
Saints will never be saints without eating their humble pie. It's in their name
58
03/02/2021 03:44:49 381 37
bbc
When Mike Dean walked back from the TV monitor after Martial's dive, I thought common sense had finally prevailed with a VAR review and there would be a yellow card for simulation. Unbelievable.
70
03/02/2021 05:08:27 65 31
bbc
With all the simulation going on and nothing being done about it the only thing i can think of is the game are desperately worried about lack of goals. They want more scored so these soft penalties and dive fouls for free kicks are ignored by VAR in slow-mo. But why they chalk goals off for miniscule offsides is beyond reason. I think the size of goals increase 1ft higher and2ft wider masterstroke
182
03/02/2021 08:51:14 5 39
bbc
It doesn't matter however 'miniscule' it is. Offside is offside and according to the laws of the game, Adams was offside. Besides, had the goal been awarded it would hardly have altered the result.
267
03/02/2021 10:08:42 4 2
bbc
I still can't work-out why Adam's 'goal' for Southampton was chalked off as a Man. Utd. player's arm could be seen extended beyond Adams. Maybe I do not fully understand how VAR works in this respect!
569
03/02/2021 13:27:06 4 1
bbc
VAR! sounds hi-tec doesn't it. it´s not. It´s actually more substandard referees watching television.
Read looked at it on the screen as well, but that´s no surprise because he shouldn't be allowed to do Sunday Parks football.
742
03/02/2021 17:05:49 0 0
bbc
Proof that we do indeed live in a simulated universe
57
03/02/2021 03:36:04 0 11
bbc
Where do Saints go from here. ? Straight to jail, for pretending to be footballers. Gateshead reserves would not have lost 9-0.
71
03/02/2021 05:08:43 2 1
bbc
Duh
51
03/02/2021 02:58:28 43 21
bbc
Watch Utd think they can take on the world now and lose their next handful of games. I'd put money on it.
72
03/02/2021 05:09:40 23 19
bbc
Worldbeaters but park bus for nil nils against arsenal and Liverpool ??
357
03/02/2021 11:07:16 9 5
bbc
Away team in both those games... They had more shots on target than Liverpool and the same number v Arsenal... But cool story bro.
450
03/02/2021 12:03:03 2 3
bbc
Try using your own phraseology, sheep
26
03/02/2021 01:14:36 178 9
bbc
Two 9-0 defeats in two seasons is pretty tough to take. I won’t lie.
However Ralph Hassenhuttl is a fantastic manager and I for one am glad he’s manager of my team.
We have 9 first team players out atm and half the squad tonight was academy kids. On top of that we had 2 players sent off.
We’ll come back and put this behind us...just like we did last time.
Up the saints!
73
03/02/2021 05:11:16 7 1
bbc
Good on ya. Stick with him. He is a great manager. Yous would be relegated without him
74
03/02/2021 05:17:35 15 2
bbc
The difference is that when they lost 9 nil to Leicester they were in freefall, in the relegation zone and looking destined to go down. Since then they secured an 11th place finish and have been around mid-table for the entirety of this season and been looking good. So its a completely different situation. They only have to come back from 1 bad match instead of constant bad results like last time
75
03/02/2021 05:19:20 3 2
bbc
lets see when United score against the top six ,remember they lost against a team that parks the Bus . Southampton will be fine its not as though they will get relegated this season .
76
03/02/2021 05:40:19 11 4
bbc
Your headline writer is as much use as VAR
77
03/02/2021 05:58:12 3 1
bbc
wow , the writer gets paid , his grammar is so bad .
78
03/02/2021 05:59:30 0 4
bbc
Think they need a new pattern - probably page 9 - in the Southampton playbook : the Ground Hog day.
79
03/02/2021 06:01:27 3 2
bbc
..."United's 9-0 win over Ipswich Town in 1995 was the only other time it has happened."...
And look what happened to them :-( Our Tractors became horse and carts!
80
03/02/2021 06:03:37 7 2
bbc
Absolutely stunned by this result. I wonder if there has ever been another manager that has lost 9-0 in consecutive seasons without fans calling for him to be sacked. It really shows how good a job he has done to be able to absorb those results. Saints looked amazing a month ago, mad season continues.
81
03/02/2021 06:04:52 11 1
bbc
VAR is the epitome of the phrase “be careful what you wish for”
It was introduced to reduce the number of poor or blatantly wrong decisions
Fans are now shell-shocked in complete disbelief at what’s happened.
For Southampton, as they kept conceding goals, there was that horrible feeling that they could be staring at another 9-0
The players seem to freeze, as if watching a car crash in Slo-mo
626
03/02/2021 14:22:36 1 1
bbc
Agree totally. Var is spending far to much time on borderline decisions ,and not checking on underhand things all over the pitch especially the conmen falling over at the faintest touch.
82
03/02/2021 06:05:19 20 3
bbc
Southampton have a fantastic manager working miracles; net 5 year spend of -25m, a small fraction of other clubs, by far the lowest is the league. Less than half of Burnleys ! Hasenhüttl has built a comfortably midtable squad worth around £200m, even managed good results with Ings injured. He would be most welcome at many teams outside top 6 or indeed most of Europe. Or Welsh nation coach ;)
134
03/02/2021 07:57:54 6 1
bbc
Bang on
780
03/02/2021 17:54:25 0 0
bbc
Role on the excuses, blah blah blah
83
03/02/2021 06:13:15 6 3
bbc
They're lucky they've already got 29 points otherwise they'd be in a relegation fight. The problems will come next season when they start from 0. For a club that was always in a strong financial position they now seem to be struggling in that regard as per recent transfer dealings. They could lose Ings in the summer due to money too. They have to hope the current crop of youngsters will come good.
16
03/02/2021 00:59:17 11 12
bbc
What a bloody stupid comment. You're obviously not a football fan? "losing 9 nil is as bad as losing 1 nil" You utter bozo.
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KR
03/02/2021 06:22:49 0 1
bbc
It's not the end of the world. Chin up, pal.
85
03/02/2021 06:34:36 17 5
bbc
“ How do Ralph Hasenhuttl's side you recover again?” This is the journalistic quality you’re paying for, folks.
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D1
03/02/2021 06:47:14 8 6
bbc
Answer don't get a player sent off in 3 minutes, that was really that simple wasn't it!
85
03/02/2021 06:34:36 17 5
bbc
“ How do Ralph Hasenhuttl's side you recover again?” This is the journalistic quality you’re paying for, folks.
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D1
03/02/2021 06:47:14 8 6
bbc
Answer don't get a player sent off in 3 minutes, that was really that simple wasn't it!
87
03/02/2021 06:50:14 2 3
bbc
Sorry but 3 days after the transfer window closing you have 9 1st team out have to have a squad of 25. Poorly run club.
91
03/02/2021 06:53:38 2 1
bbc
Maybe something is affecting their cash flow at the moment?
88
03/02/2021 06:50:56 2 2
bbc
People saying you don't get any more points for scoring 9, that's true but you should, that way United might have come out a bit more at Anfield and the Emirates instead of leaving the handbrake on the double decker.
89
03/02/2021 06:51:06 1 3
bbc
Just one game.
90
03/02/2021 06:52:53 0 2
bbc
He still has backing from the fans, but why nothing from the board or owner?

It must heartbreaking to give so much only to see the better players leave every year. Replacements are rarely like for like and for every Mane there is a Carrillo.

Seems the bosses are happy to continue using the club as a cash cow.
87
03/02/2021 06:50:14 2 3
bbc
Sorry but 3 days after the transfer window closing you have 9 1st team out have to have a squad of 25. Poorly run club.
91
03/02/2021 06:53:38 2 1
bbc
Maybe something is affecting their cash flow at the moment?
92
03/02/2021 07:04:10 10 4
bbc
They weren't helped by the very early sending off, thats a given - but i cannot understadn why S'pton's goal was ruled offside when it was clear as day in the picture frames, if that stands Utd don't score 9. Martial should have been booked, pathetic - 'one of those games', arm around young lad, have a chat, forget about game and move on. Not a Saints fan but like what they're about & the manager
93
03/02/2021 07:04:38 5 7
bbc
Comments on here show how biased people are. If this was Brighton getting battered 9-0 then there would be calls for Potter to get sacked.

Ralph gets battered 9-0 twice and he is called a great manager. He isn't *that* good.

He is a football manager. Meant to be good at tactics. Show some more tactical nous so you don't get battered 9-0.
94
03/02/2021 07:04:57 11 4
bbc
Saints will recover from this humiliation as they did last season against Leicester, Hasenhuttl shouldn't be judged by two freakish 9-0 defeats as Southampton coach, he came to Premier League as a complete unknown but overall hes done a sound job for the club.
95
03/02/2021 07:06:32 3 2
bbc
Pochettino was better than Ralph.
96
03/02/2021 07:13:26 4 2
bbc
We hoped var would stop the big clubs getting favourable decisions offa weak referee's but it seems to have made it worse somehow
97
03/02/2021 07:18:14 3 1
bbc
Another bonkers HYS topic....... how do they recover ARE YOU SERIOUS! Southampton are hardly on life support!
98
03/02/2021 07:20:10 2 1
bbc
What a pointless article BBC a few teams have been battered this season and there probably will be more by the end of season
101
03/02/2021 07:23:36 0 1
bbc
Man U being one of them
99
03/02/2021 07:21:23 2 1
bbc
They have to get over it-it,s quite a common scoreline in school matches !

Maybe Southampton players never got beyond their teens still thinking it,s just a school fixture !
100
03/02/2021 07:23:00 6 5
bbc
It's Southampton's fault, they had the opportunity to sign Mike Dean in the transfer window, Utd got there first.
519
03/02/2021 12:47:44 0 0
bbc
That's an amazing joke pal. I bet you're fun at parties