Date: 27th August 2018 at 8:00am
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With Southampton registering back to back Premier League defeats with the loss to Leicester City at the weekend, some fans weren’t slow to come forward with their criticisms on social media following the game as pre-season concerns begin to take precedence.

Whilst some fans are noticing positives from matches, it’s fair to say plenty in the fanbase are concerned that manager Mark Hughes has already lost his touch with the group with plenty of negatives on display in games and with Leicester taking the win in hugely disappointing circumstances, anger was certainly high.

Whether some have changed their minds with tempers reducing as time passes, well that remains to be seen, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg certainly put himself into the firing line as he was sent from the pitch for two bookable offences.

The best you can probably give the man was it was a soft penalty and you see them given regularly and probably more often than not, but on the replay angles I’ve seen even if you allow for the fact there might have been slight contact, I’m not convinced it was enough to go down like that.

As you can see from the selection above, few are even prepared to give him that leeway.

 

3 Replies to ““Pathetic From…” “What An Idiot” – Some Southampton Fans Rip Into One Man After Back To Back Defeats”

  • Yes, a dive, which was crazy on a yellow card and should be driven out of the game. I don’t hear all the shouting about Aguero and others doing the same, though!!

  • Hojbjergs cheating got what he deserved & alas cost the team a point. Saints are sadly lacking quality Premiership players all over the park. We have had no potent strikers for 2 years. We have approx. £35 million pounds spent on 2 foreign stars at this moment no club will buy them so they are out on loan. Fulham only just promoted have a defence similar to Saints-look at the goals conceded against Burnley. The big difference with Fulham they can score & have the quality strikers to do this. I watched the highlights of Fulham v. Burnley & they played some lovely flowing football albeit against a team that played on Thursday.Saints struggled to get even a point against the same Burnley team. A season or two in the Champoinship would be a BIG wake up call for Saints & Im afraid it is this season.

    • Partly disagree. Centre backs need more time to get an understanding and need to be closer together. They also need more defensive help on the right as Soares is not there at the moment. Perhaps Targett should get a run, even if only to shake Cedric into action. Ings needs Gabbiadini and Elyounousi needs to be fit and settle. Otherwise, there is talent there, especially Lemina, Ings, Bertrand. Hojbjerg is a really good player, but needs to calm down and not be so impulsive. That comes from trying to prove his worth and not getting a long run without having to worry about selection. Redmond does appear to be working with the team more and could still provide that exciting pacy winger that was expected.

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