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Brighton Home Drew 1 – 1

We’ve tried most approaches up front, but the most obvious is Broja and Adams (two current international forwards) and they got the call against Brighton; also in the starting XI was Lyanco, with Bednarek nursing an injury. Both Southampton strikers were in early action but Sanchez denied Broja with his feet and then beat away […]

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Leicester Home Drew 2 – 2

Back to a more familiar Southampton line up to face Leicester, with Peraud, Lyanco and Broja all making way – the last-in-first-out principle. Somehow Tella made it into the starting XI and impressed with his enthusiasm, which has never been in doubt. He also contributed an assist as part of a corner routine that surprised […]

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Liverpool Away Lost 4 – 0

The trip to Liverpool started badly even before the blizzards of Storm Arwen made for a challenging journey north: The Echo reported on Friday that McCarthy would keep his place in goal, despite Anfield being a ground where Forster has performed with distinction. To be fair, Shilton, Flowers and Niemi combined couldn’t have done much […]

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Norwich Away Lost 2 – 1

Norwich v Southampton was an unlikely fixture to make it to the record books, but Dean Smith’s rapid re-employment to end up facing the same opponents in successive games but for different clubs will make him a quiz subject for years to come. That, and a bunch of untidy goals, was just about enough to […]

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Crawley Away Papa John’s EFL Trophy Won 0 – 4

Much improved performance from the U21s, finishing on a high.

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Aston Villa Home Won 1 – 0

Not just Friday night football, but bonfire night football too for the visit of Aston Villa – the empty seats in a quoted 30,000 crowd suggests a number of season ticket holders preferred bangers and toffee apples to sporting excitement, but the broadcaster involved ought also to consider how people are supposed to get home […]

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REVIEW OF THE SEASON 2021 The club’s 41st year saw us play our 447th match welcoming two new players into the club taking our overall total up to 211 who have represented the club over the 41 years and play one new opponent (Old Chelmsfordians) taking the number of teams that we have competed against […]

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Watford Away Won 0 – 1

Ward-Prowse and Elyounoussi returned to the side at Watford but Broja remained absent due to the injury he received against Burnley (so he would have been unavailable at Chelsea anyway, notwithstanding contractual reasons) and Walker-Peters filled in at left back, as he does when the opposition have pacy attackers. That opposition had conceded five, then scored five […]

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