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  1. Clyne actually dropped off in the 2nd half of the season for the first time in his time at Saints, really ineffective and a bit wasteful going forwards, still pretty solid defensively though. Perhaps his mind was elsewhere... If he gets back to his usual self at Liverpool he'll easily by 90 by January. Bertrand being 88 is criminal though, he was fantastic from start to finish, a fair few Saints fans' pick for player of the year, though Fonte was always gonna win as a club hero.
  2. Re: English Premiership Rating Predictions He was very, very good early in the season but got a bit of a bad rub with injuries and playing out of position. We don't have any naturally right-sided players but about 5 who play best on the left, after a while Tadic became the one who drew the short straw and had to play on the right where he was much less effective. Then just as he started playing left again and showing glimpses of regaining his form he got injured. Probably not nailed on as a starter next season though it depends on how well Rodríguez comes back. Don't think he has much chance of a 91 with us but definitely has the talent if he was in the right team.
  3. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Cahill over Fonte is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen.
  4. Re: The Official NFL Thread. Waiting for Chip to unveil his five-headed monster... Bradford under centre, Tebow at full back, Murray as the tail back, Sproles and Mathews flanking either side. The world is not ready. Please don't actually do this Chip
  5. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread There is absolutely no chance Forster has been better than De Gea, happy with him as our keeper and gutted about his injury but he still has a way to go to be consistently top class. He can be slow to get down to low shots (as you'd expect for a man of his size) and he is absolutely glued to his line especially since he cost us a win against Villa not coming out quick enough and getting done by Agbonlahor. His command of his area can also be surprisingly iffy for a man of his size but that is again largely down to his hesitance to leave his line, which cruelly is actually kind of what caused his injury, when Bertrand let a ball roll through to him to come and collect and he stuttered and then was closed down causing him to hurry a clearance during which he blew out his knee. His record is great and overall I'd say he had a good season, but I think 95% of Saints fans would tell you that the defence and midfield has done most of the hard work. Really if you were being critical you could justifiably say he's cost us more points than he's gained us whereas De Gea at times has been the sole force keeping United from collapsing before they started to vaguely resemble a football team.
  6. Re: The Official NFL Thread. Could be worse, I got my first Eagles jersey as a surprise gift for Christmas - a LeSean McCoy Eagles jersey.
  7. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Not a complete or consistent player yet but it's not just about the number of goals it's the timing - won them about 10 points with late goals and that is huge for a midfielder.
  8. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Forster definitely shouldn't be in any team of the years, he's not been that good, couple of brick wall performances and a few games where he cost us points, other than that had little to do and our clean sheets have been off the back of our defence. No chance he should be ahead of De Gea or Lloris. I'd go De Gea Clyne-Fonte-Terry-Bertrand Schneiderlin-Matic Hazard-Eriksen-Sanchez Kane And a cheaty bench of Lloris, Azpilicueta, Koscielny, Fabregas, Coutinho, Aguero, Costa
  9. Re: Official England Thread Clyne has driven me nuts in the last two games, don't think I've seen him take on his man once so far in an England shirt other than a few little short darts inside. Don't know if he's under instructions to keep it safe since England don't have the midfield protection that Saints do or if he just doesn't have the confidence early in his international career but it's mental he's not utilising such a great part of his game.
  10. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread JWP actually hasn't progressed that far this year, more experienced gained but barely improved as a player though it really didn't help for him that he got injured right as he was really nailing down a decent role in the team. The biggest hole in his game is his finishing, his technique is absolutely fantastic and he gets himself in good positions but his composure in front of goal is dreadful at the mo and he's yet to score a league goal, personally I'm of the hope that when he breaks his duck the floodgates will open and he could be a 10+ goal a season midfielder but many others think he won't reach double figures in his career. He's a smart guy and I expect he'll identify that he still needs to improve and the best place for a young player to improve is at Saints so don't see him particularly angling for a move until he's fulfilled more of his potential.
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  12. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Yeah Morgan and Clyne will definitely go if we don't fluke into the top 4 and they might even leave if we do. Can't blame them they've been great for us and deserve CL, Schneiderlin has been the best DM in the league over the past 3 years and I'd put Clyne up with Ivanovic, Zabaleta and Coleman as the best RB in that period too. We'll also make a mint on them especially given we signed Schneiderlin for £1m and Clyne for compensation haha. There's also still murmurs about the forgotten man Jay Rodriguez still leaving but I don't know why a team would risk spending the money it'll take to buy him when he probably won't be able to play again this season. And yeah I doubt we'll be able to get Alderweireld back, seems like Atletico kind of suckered us into a flimsy buy clause at the end of the loan by making it a ridiculously cheap £6m, but they can cancel it for £1.5m and then they'll probably sell him for £15-20m. Vilhena looks like a done deal but don't think he's necessarily a Schneiderlin replacement just an addition to the squad we'd make anyway. Jordy Clasie has been viewed as Schneiderlin's replacement ever since Koeman arrived and seems likely. Other than that imagine we'll loan/buy a keeper maybe even two, CB, RB and striker, but little idea who beyond rumours, probably similar stature players to last year's purchases.
  13. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Very serious by the looks of things, could be his ACL.
  14. Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Burnley were so good in the first half today, very unlucky not to be leading at half-time. Was so impressed with their approach to the game, really pressed high attacked with numbers and tried to outfight us man-for-man, such a refreshing change to the endless teams playing on the edge of their own box. Really hope they stay up this season.
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