Comments from Southampton fans as they reflect on Saturday’s match.
A ‘gripping’ 0-0 draw against Newcastle United.
The Southampton fans all seem to agree on three things.
Firstly, that Southampton were/are rubbish.
Secondly, Newcastle were/are even worse.
Thirdly, both clubs/teams are deep in relegation trouble.
Interesting comments and they reflect the fact that frustration isn’t solely owned by Newcastle fans in the Premier League.
It is now over eight hours of football since the Saints scored a PL goal and they still have only one PL home victory in these past 11 months.
Southampton fans comment on their top Saints Web message board:
‘Thought it was amusing that some of our lot were clapping the anti-Mike Ashley chants; yet there was not a peep about our own ownership.’
‘My first league game back at St Mary’s since giving up my ST after the Puel season, won’t be rushing back.
Drab football, sh.. atmosphere, handing out clappers for fu.. sake. Who would want to buy a half and half scarf of that rubbish, roll on the championship.
We are staring relegation in the face and I don’t see a saviour on the horizon.’
‘Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle?
As someone said before, when the wolf is chasing you, you don’t have to out run it. You just have to out run (three) fat kids.’
‘Watching MOTD and I think our saving grace could be that Huddersfield, Fulham, Newcastle and Cardiff look consistently dreadful this season. Someone could stay up with 30 points at this rate.’
‘Too much being made of our ‘defensive’ performance yesterday. We were up against a team who didn’t attack us, didn’t push us, didn’t commit and run at us.
We didn’t have to defend. If we had conceded yesterday then we should have just given up and gone home, given that they didn’t really want to score.’
‘Highlight of Saturday was getting home firing up the Woodburner and pouring a glass of Red.
I have seen some crud over many years of watching Saints, but that was bouncing along the bottom (the odd moment when football broke out being the top of a bounce!). Newcastle were woeful and we weren’t far behind.’
‘Newcastle didn’t even bother to attack, soon as we play half decent side, Hoedt will become a liability once more. Mess.’
“It honestly wouldn’t have looked out of place in League 2, two utterly appalling teams, we were just slightly less appalling than they were.
The fact there are still four teams below us shows how garbage this league really is.’
‘We are the 2018 version of Sunderland. Bloated squad of overpaid average players. Relegation looks likely. Two or three seasons at a lower level to sort out the financial mess. Owner needs to sell. Top brass need to be fired. Depressing.’
‘We had more than enough chances to win and ridiculous number of shots, albeit too few on target.
Only positive, which is a real one rather than a synthetic one I think, is that I said a few weeks back when we were regularly shipping 2 or 3 goals a match that we would get nowhere until we start chalking up clean sheets.’
‘Terrible performance. Utter rubbish. Newcastle were there for the taking.’
‘Could anyone provide a brief few sentences on how Newcastle set up and played?’
‘Like a pub team. Same as us. Worst two premier league teams on one pitch at the same time. The board are asleep at the wheel and hoping three times are worse than us is where we are. Shambles.’
‘Newcastle were awful. We should have won. Saints defenders were comfortable, including Hoedt and Stephens. I’m struggling to remember a moment when Newcastle seriously troubled McCarthy and the defenders.’
‘Hated that game, but by the end we were unlucky.’