Romeu and Lemina duly returned to face Manchester City but rather unexpectedly Højbjerg kept his place and there was a recall for Yoshida as Saints fielded three centre backs. That left other recalled players, Redmond and Long, as the only creative threat, but the team seemed to know what they were at, possibly a legacy […]
Oriol Romeu receives the shield and tankard pre Everton match. Ben Sherriff and John Smith doing the presentation in attendance with Jeff Sherriff and Mick Strickland.
With Romeu suspended and Lemina only fit enough to make the bench, Højbjerg was included in the starting XI to face Everton, with Austin receiving a similar promotion to lead the attack. Whether tactical tweaks or the ineptitude of our rudderless visitors turned goal-shy Saints into free scoring winners isn’t entirely clear, but Austin managed […]
The international break still didn’t give Lemina enough time to get fit again, but the side at Liverpool went about doing what they do best without him – and what they do well is make it very difficult for the other team without necessarily having much of the ball themselves. An alarm when a deflection […]
This is beginning to sound like a broken record: Southampton made changes in defence and midfield (Yoshida and Redmond returning) in an attempt to solve the goalscoring problem in their latest match – home to Burnley. The visitors, meanwhile, have stumbled on a settled side and a now proven strategy that has perplexed sharper tactical […]
Saints took on Brighton in the first south coast derby of the season without Yoshida, a self inflicted change that may have been as much a subtle part of the latest complex plan to make the team more creative as defensive tinkering. They were also missing Lemina, and will be for some weeks, whilst accommodating […]
The latest attempt to make the Southampton attack more potent involved swapping Davis for Redmond and moving Tadić to what used to be called an inside forward position. That meant an narrower style, but there’s no problem with that as the team already top the charts in terms of crosses, despite not having the players […]
Southampton’s management had two weeks to solve the team’s goalscoring problem and came up with a novel solution to put into effect against Newcastle: a starting place for both Long and Gabbiadini. That meant someone had to miss out, and Davis was the surprising fall guy. The visitors seemed to sit back and see how […]
London Saints beat Exter 5 – 3 in the Clydie Weeks Pool Trophy Semi Final at the Southwark Brewery on Thursday October 12th. They now face Newcastle or Forest in the Final.
The 2017 London Saints Masters Golf sees a familiar name again engraved to the Cup – Pete ‘Pedro Bandit’ Berkeley. His 36 Stapleford points, off a 24 handicap, was enough to claim the trophy at the lovely Letchworth Golf Club. In second place was Paul Pearce, with 32 points and joint third was Finn Quinn […]