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dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
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From the Beeb


Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl blamed Alex McCarthy for their 1-1 draw with Brighton after the goalkeeper failed to say he was playing injured.

Neal Maupay turned home a 98th-minute equaliser for the Seagulls after the ball was floated into the box following a blocked free-kick.

Hasenhuttl said he would have replaced McCarthy for the set-piece if he knew the extent of his hamstring problem.

"Alex must be definitely more professional than that," he said.

Maupay was crucially played onside by James Ward-Prowse, with Hasenhuttl saying his captain had raced back to cover McCarthy's left-hand post from Jakub Moder's free-kick because the goalkeeper feared he was not mobile enough to protect the entire goal.

"If you have a goalkeeper that is not 100% fit in that moment and cannot jump and then you send someone back into the line, then the rebound that comes out is normally offside," the Saints boss added.

"But Prowsey's there, so he has a free shot at goal. This is something we cannot accept. There must be a message, 'I cannot jump', and then we can make a change.

"Today I had one change
and I couldn't take it because he didn't say anything and this, for me, is not acceptable."​
 

hans kraay fan club

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After he gave it the big one in front of the North Stand during last season’s COVID game, I wish nothing but misery on Ward-Prowse.

And yes - Ralph has had a massive strop because McCarthy didn’t say he was injured, which is why JWP was there.


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Hasenhuttl is being a disingenuous arse about this, throwing McCarthy under the bus, to deflect from yet more points thrown away under his charge.

He knew full well that the keeper was injured - they had a defender taking his goal kicks for him all second half, because his hamstring was done.

Ralph is being a prick, and I can’t see it playing well with his squad.
 

Green Cross Code Man

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Mar 30, 2006
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Eastbourne
Hasenhuttl is being a disingenuous arse about this, throwing McCarthy under the bus, to deflect from yet more points thrown away under his charge.

He knew full well that the keeper was injured - they had a defender taking his goal kicks for him all second half, because his hamstring was done.

Ralph is being a prick, and I can’t see it playing well with his squad.
This, all the way.

I wouldn't be surprised if his days are numbered.

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dazzer6666

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Hasenhuttl is being a disingenuous arse about this, throwing McCarthy under the bus, to deflect from yet more points thrown away under his charge.

He knew full well that the keeper was injured - they had a defender taking his goal kicks for him all second half, because his hamstring was done.

Ralph is being a prick, and I can’t see it playing well with his squad.

Third choice keeper in for the next game…….:lol:
 

Acker79

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Nov 15, 2008
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What was he doing at our goal. Have seen players on line or between wall and goal but never seen a defender rush back like that before.

I'm sure I've seen it a few times over this and last season.

In the days of goals on Sunday, Kammy would often talk about how the keeper sets the wall to cover one side of the goal, then has to trust it to work and stay to his side of the goal. If the FK taker gets the ball over or around the wall into that side of the goal, then he just has to accept a great free kick. Which seemed to be the general accepted philosphy. But in recent times, certainly over the last year or so, there has been an increasing tendency for a defender to drop out of the wall and cover that side of the goal. I have a clear memory of it happening at the amex, a good looking shot getting headed over by the defender dropping back. Much like the player laying behind the wall, it's just a modern tactic, or one that has started to be used again (he says in case someone older comes along remembering it being done in the 50s).
 


Gazwag

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Mar 4, 2004
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What was he doing at our goal. Have seen players on line or between wall and goal but never seen a defender rush back like that before.

Happened at the Amex once, was it Leicester maybe, the defender rushed back and headed the ball away which was a certain goal had he not done do
 

Hugo Rune

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Feb 23, 2012
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Whatever happened to him. Has he played for Burnley yet?

45 minutes for Burnley U23s this season.

He’s not even made the bench for the 1st team once but seems to be fit.

His contract runs out in June but so far, each EPL appearance has cost Burnley about £100k (that’s the opposite of the value they normally get out of players) if you divide his transfer fee by his 10 appearances.
 

Kinky Gerbils

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Jul 16, 2003
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I have a number of friends who are Southampton fans and to a man they think he's crap. I must say I agree with their central point, which is that if you take away the set plays, he contributes very little. One of the most overrated players in the Premier League among neutrals who don't actually go to games.

See also Mings, Tyrone and Stones, John.

Is he over rated? He has a year left on his contract and no one really showed any interest
 

nwgull

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I'm sure I've seen it a few times over this and last season.

In the days of goals on Sunday, Kammy would often talk about how the keeper sets the wall to cover one side of the goal, then has to trust it to work and stay to his side of the goal. If the FK taker gets the ball over or around the wall into that side of the goal, then he just has to accept a great free kick. Which seemed to be the general accepted philosphy. But in recent times, certainly over the last year or so, there has been an increasing tendency for a defender to drop out of the wall and cover that side of the goal. I have a clear memory of it happening at the amex, a good looking shot getting headed over by the defender dropping back. Much like the player laying behind the wall, it's just a modern tactic, or one that has started to be used again (he says in case someone older comes along remembering it being done in the 50s).

Yeh, it was the Derby game late in 2016 when we needed a win to only have to draw at Boro the week after. I think it was Knocky that took the free kick and the defender managed to get back to head it over and prevent us going 1-0 up.
 

Codner's Wallop

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Sep 11, 2013
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Hasenhuttl is being a disingenuous arse about this, throwing McCarthy under the bus, to deflect from yet more points thrown away under his charge.

He knew full well that the keeper was injured - they had a defender taking his goal kicks for him all second half, because his hamstring was done.

Ralph is being a prick, and I can’t see it playing well with his squad.

I was thinking exactly this - how to easily disunite your team in two minutes. Incredibly immature.

I’m sure McCarthy was already feeling gutted after suffering a hamstring injury and then watching his team (again) concede a later equaliser.

I’m sure he didn’t expect his own boss to put in the final boot….
 


GloryDays

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Hasenhuttl is being a disingenuous arse about this, throwing McCarthy under the bus, to deflect from yet more points thrown away under his charge.

He knew full well that the keeper was injured - they had a defender taking his goal kicks for him all second half, because his hamstring was done.

Ralph is being a prick, and I can’t see it playing well with his squad.

100%
 

Jim in the West

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Sep 13, 2003
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Hasenhuttl is being a disingenuous arse about this, throwing McCarthy under the bus, to deflect from yet more points thrown away under his charge.

He knew full well that the keeper was injured - they had a defender taking his goal kicks for him all second half, because his hamstring was done.

Ralph is being a prick, and I can’t see it playing well with his squad.

It also doesn't send a great message to the keeper on the bench, as it was 100% obvious that McCarthy should be subbed, but Hasenhutl obviously didn't fancy putting Harry Lewis on the pitch. He may have no choice next weekend!
 

Happy Exile

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Apr 19, 2018
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I remember the game at the Amex last season where JWP took the corner that led to their goal, then he turned to the few Brighton fans allowed in the East Lower and celebrated with a fist pump. It's always nice when there's some sense of payback.
 

Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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Annoyingly, I didn't see him, and so thought Maupay was WAY offside, so didn't get to have a really good cheer. Instead wondered what all the idiots around me were jumping up and down and shouting for. Spoilt things a bit, really.

Same - watching at home with, ahem, Russian commentary I didn't celebrate at all as it seemed destined to be VARed out.
 

Rookie

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Unless I'm mistaken he also gave the ball away which led to the attack which resulted in the foul on the edge of the box - not sure it could be any sweater unless he actually gave away the ball for the free kick as well
 

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