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Following yesterday's goalless draw with Southampton, here are some views on the game from Saints' boss Alan Pardew and a few of their fans.


Pardew had some praise for Wycombe, telling the BBC:

"It was a tough game and we probably caught Wycombe at a bad time. I thought they had a good energy today and made it difficult for us. We just couldn't find any kind of magic tonight. We had a couple of moments in the second half, but the first half in particular was very disappointing."

Regarding the dreadful playing surface, the Saints' manager said:

"On these pitches we haven't done well. Exeter, Brentford, Millwall, this one, we just can't seem to get a game plan together that will get us a result."

"We had two or three big chances in the second half to win it, but we didn't really do enough to deserve a break tonight. The surface did play a part, but we have got to find a way of rising above the opposition when we come across these type of surfaces."



The Saints fans were a bit annoyed that their expensively assembled side looked so ordinary and a lot of them felt the Adams Park pitch didn't help either.

The following extracts are taken from Saints Web, The Ugly Inside and Football Forums.


shirleymush wrote:
'That pitch was not fit for league football. It was literally not possible to play proper, passing football on that surface.'



patred wrote:
'The Saints were unable to come to terms with the cow-field or match the enthusiasm of their opponents. We needed more time to stroke the ball around in pretty triangles and Wycombe were not prepared to give us that time. Their players were really up for showing our illustrious thoroughbreds that cart horses have their uses when it comes to hard work and endeavor.'



crashhot wrote:
'If we can't beat a load of cloggers on a cow field how are we ever going to get out of this bloody league.'



shurlock wrote:
'We deserved **** all. And blaming the pitch just won't cut it. Advice to any team that plays us: man-mark Lambert and win your headers, the rest will take care of itself.'



Jonny Lewis wrote:
'Couple of million quid v 10 pence and new out of non-league. Give me ****ing strength.'



Under Weststand wrote:
'No passion, no spark. Only one real chance created, & thankfully Davis kept us in it with three great saves. We really have to find a way to win on this type of pitch & against poor opposition like this.'



Boris Karloff wrote:
'How is it these teams get away with pitches it's impossible to play on? Why don't they get fined? If they want to take the rugby money, that's ok, but they should pay for it.'



monkadill wrote:
'Lucky to get a draw - If they had Lambert we would have lost two-nil.'



alpine saint wrote:
'The fact we had no corners shows that we were not exactly attacking the Wycombe goal.'



John Boy Saint wrote:
'Wycombe are becoming a solid team and are no longer the mugs they were, plus they are fighting for their lives. Whilst frustrating, a draw is better than a loss.'



The Cat wrote:
'A very dull game. Credit to Wycombe though, they defended well and won most of the second balls. They also worked hard to hassle us out of possession on the rare occasions we strung more than 3 passes together.'



saintpat wrote:
'We missed two sitters but Kelvin pulled off two fantastic saves. Wycombe were more organised and much quicker than us - but they are used to playing on a ploughed field - we are not. My first visit to Wycombe and although the pitch was poor, I felt it was far from a poor ground. The acoustics in the away end are fantastic.'



Born In The 80s wrote:
'We offered hardly anything going forward against a side who have conceded an awful lot of goals this season. I've heard the pitch mentioned as an excuse. Utter bull****. Good players should be able to adapt to poor pitches.'



SuperSaints84 wrote:
'Terrible performance by Saints. Wycombe were the better team and deserved the 3 points.'



Legod Third Coming wrote:
'That's two hours of my life I won't get back that I would gladly swap for amnesia. In fact, I'd rather have shaved my scrotum with a flymo. We were ***ing awful. Player ratings as follows - everyone 0 apart from Kelvin who gets 5 for making one amazing save but also letting the ball through his legs and nearly into the net.'



Nick65 wrote:
'Wycombe are a very limited side, but looked pretty compact, worked hard and closed down fast. If it hadn't been for a couple of decent saves from Kelvin and solid performances from Jaidi and Fonte, that would have been enough to beat us last night and deservedly so.'



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Writer:Len
Date:Wednesday February 24 2010
Time: 11:59AM

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