Another outing for Gunn in goal was the only concession to prevailing attitudes to the FA Cup, Ings being restored, but Southampton also had to face Spurs without injured Long and Soares so Obafemi and Danso deputised – tough on Danso who seems to be the fifth choice centre back but only gets game time in […]
Bednarek picked up an injury against Wolves so Vestergaard was chosen to face Crystal Palace in the first defensive change to the Premier League team for some time, while Ralph’s rotation ‘threat’ meant that Ings sat out most of the game on the bench. Soares went down under a heavy challenge and although he made it back […]
Louis and dad Jon May present the trophy to Nathan Redmond.
The Danish Saints meet Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
A stunning victory last night to avenge our 9-2 Cup defeat against Blackpool. This was our very own Leicester moment! A scoreline of 3-1 in our favour after the team game and doubles took us a bit by surprise. The team win, when we were miles behind, plus wins for Jenni/Nick and Nick/Mick put us […]
No surprise to see an unchanged side chosen after a famous away victory, and with visitors Wolves in a poor run of form, hopes were high for a fourth home win of the league campaign to match the four on the road. It wasn’t that easy against opponents always prepared to take the game to you but […]
Plenty of pre-match press attention for the return game with Leicester, for reasons above and beyond a clash between the league’s second placed team and the one second in the current form standings – they were positive examinations of Southampton’s resurgence since shipping nine against the same opponents, based around an under-pressure boss finally settling […]
It’s not always easy to sympathise with the professionals’ complaints about tiredness, but a fixture list that has provided four games in 15 days does seem excessive. Far better this year to have foregone the winter break and do without the Twixmas Saturday game instead, but that would have meant the PL having the cojones […]
Eighteen days on from a damaging home defeat by struggling West Ham, a rejuvenated Southampton prepared to take on Tottenham in the New Year’s Day fixture, seven points better off, shortly to become ten. They were without Boufal, hopefully not as a result of another clash with his furniture, as Djenepo and Armstrong came into […]
After two excellent and timely wins on the road, Saints were faced with, for them, a nightmare run of fixtures: three games at St. Mary’s in a week. Despite the team’s poor home form, spirits were high as we took on Crystal Palace following the win at Chelsea and Ralph turned out a positive looking […]