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Match ratings for Southampton 3 Newcastle 1 – No prisoners taken…

8 years ago

The match ratings for Southampton 3 Newcastle 1.

Our thanks to Jonathan Drape-Comyn who covered the game for us (match report coming up later).

Here are his brief observations and ratings for our 14 ‘superstars’…

Match Ratings

Darlow – 5 

Can’t be criticised but still conceded three.

Anita  – 1

Should be sold immediately.

Mbemba – 4 

Might as well be playing by himself most of the time.

Taylor – 1 

Should be sold immediately.

Janmaat – 1 

I don’t think he was injured. Should be sold immediately.

Shelvey  – 5 

Did not play well but at least he runs around and tackles and passes and just tries.

Wijnaldum – 1

Rubbish. Is he a good player? I am not so sure.

Perez – 3

At least we will receive a few million for him this summer

Sissoko – 1

Will go down as the worst player I have ever seen play for Newcastle

Townsend – 6

Our best player by a million miles and he didn’t even do anything

Mitrovic  – 2

Didn’t touch the ball

De Jong – 1

Has no good attributes

Lascelles – 5

Gets a 5 for his post-match interview (see below)

Cisse – 0

Should be sold immediately

Jamaal Lascelles interviewed after match:

“We had Steve McClaren who is a great manager and now we have got Rafa Benitez, who is a great manager – so it is clearly not that.

“It is the players and we have to take full responsibility – it is ourselves who need to change it, not the manager.

” I think we need to play with more heart.

“You know we have got flair players, tricky players, players with loads of talent – but we need more heart, we need more desire and we need bigger characters on the pitch.

“We need players who care and who are going to get after each other, I think we have lacked it this season and no matter how good you are, if you don’t have that fight and that hunger and desire, it doesn’t matter.

“No disrespect to Leicester and even Norwich last week, I played against those players in the Championship for two years and you wouldn’t switch one of their players for any of ours.

“And that is the most frustrating thing for me, on paper our team is ridiculous – like I said before, we need to show more heart and fight because that is what Leicester have done all season and it is a big shock to football.”

(You can also mark each player in our interactive fans’ player ratings by going HERE)


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