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Match Reports

Brighton Home Drew 2 – 2

With Long and Ings recovering from knocks, Saints were unchanged as they returned from the international break to face Brighton in TV’s Monday night game. I see nothing wrong in changing the line-up to face the league’s galacticos, but a settled side is best when the fixture list pits you against the sort of teams […]

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Crystal Palace Away won 0 – 2

The Southampton line-up at Crystal Palace was unchanged from the last league game, or, to put it another way, there were ten changes from the Carabao Cup team. We now know the manager’s preferred line-up, and after an excellent result, it would be a surprise if they didn’t appear next time out as well. It […]

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Leicester Home Lost 1 – 2

Vestergaard and Elyounoussi recovered from illness and injury to face Leicester, giving Elyounoussi a first start, but there were two other changes and I can’t help but think a more settled approach would help the side. As it was there wasn’t even a place on the bench for Gabbiadini and Yoshida (the day after his […]

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Everton Away Lost 2 – 1

Southampton announced early on that Elyounoussi was unlikely to feature at Everton and they decided not to start with Armstrong, either as a result of his knock in the opening game or lack of Premier League experience. Also missing was Vestergaard through some sort of lurgi, maybe brought on when he heard of the club’s […]

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Burnley Home Drew 0 – 0

Another summer of change at Southampton, in common with just about every other club except Tottenham. This year the manager stayed the same, so we assume that the new acquisitions met with Mr. Hughes’ approval, even if a big striker didn’t seem to be on the shopping list: Danny Ings rather than Daniel Sturridge. There […]

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End of season

So in the end the winter of discontent turned into some sort of summer, although not quite as glorious as the Bard would have had it. Eight games may seem too short a time to judge, but Mark Hughes was in charge for over 20% of the schedule; a record of eight points from two […]

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Manchester City Home Lost 0 – 1

Bednarek’s concussion at Swansea automatically put him out of contention to face Manchester City in the final game, but no matter as Yoshida was available again, and HĂžjbjerg kept his place with Lemina still injured: in short, a familiar shape in the Hughes era. Barring disaster at the back and a complete capitulation by Stoke […]

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Swansea Away Won 0 – 1 We Are Staying Up

No time to dwell on the late, late setback at Everton as the visit to Swansea is swiftly upon us. Crunch time. The general view amongst our followers was that a point would not be good enough, but that just makes selection so much more difficult. Other than the enforced absences of Yoshida (suspension) and […]

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Everton Away Drew 1 – 1

After a rare league victory Saints made one change to the team sent out to face Everton, Hojbjerg coming in for Redmond in what must have been a close call. If stopping the home side from playing was the purpose, it was achieved quite readily in a first half that wasn’t for the purists but […]

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Chelsea FA Cup Semi Final Wembley Lost 2 – 0

Both Chelsea and Southampton shuffled their packs for the cup semi final meeting, but whichever way you look at them, the only player from the opponents’ 16 who wouldn’t walk into our squad is reserve keeper Eduardo, and that’s only because he’s unknown. Mark Hughes selected Lemina after illness (allegedly – but they made the […]

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