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Southampton: Fans oppose Adam Blackmore verdict after Man City defeat

Southampton: Fans oppose Adam Blackmore verdict after Man City defeat

Following a torrid week for Southampton, suffering a 9-0 home drubbing at the hands of Leicester City only to crash out of the Carabao Cup just days later, fans have reacted to Saints pundit Adam Blackmore’s verdict on their latest defeat. 

Should Ralph Hasenhuttl be under pressure at Southampton?

Yes

Yes

No

No

On paper, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have had the worst last few days a team can endure – suffering one of the worst defeats in Premier League history and then bowing out of a cup competition soon afterwards.

Despite their latest 3-1 loss to English champions Manchester City, there were positives to pick out from the performance – unlike their Leicester showing.

For instance, the scoreline could’ve possibly been even larger given the Cityzens’ total dominance of the ball (77% possession per BBC Sport) and 19 shots.

Radio Solent Sports editor Adam Blackmore also tried to look on the bright side and analyse what they did right, stating: “That was better from #SaintsFC – much better as a team. Individual defensive lapses continue to cost them dear, but collectively they stuck to the task and when they were braver in the 2nd half, got rewarded.”

In response, a few Southampton supporters disagreed – taking to Twitter and voicing their opposition to Blackmore’s views – hinting that it was still not the level they expect.

Here’s what they said to Blackmore:

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