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Match Reports

West Ham Home Drew 0 – 0

After the team drew a blank at Fulham (and didn’t play particularly well by all accounts) there was a surprisingly early return for Ings against West Ham, and an expected one for Romeu after suspension – but no place for still-injured Vestergaard and Redmond. This was back behind closed doors of course, doors that had […]

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Manchester City Home Lost 0 – 1

The virus mutation does seem to be creeping nearer to us, but Southampton remained one of four Premier Leaguers still allowed spectators as Manchester City became the latest visitors – in fact Portsmouth (and most of the London area for that matter) were announced as moving to hitherto unheard of tiers of restriction whilst the […]

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Arsenal Away Drew 1 – 1

No place for Redmond at Arsenal despite his weekend goal, so Saints were unchanged as they held the upper hand in a near-the-bottom v near-the-top clash. Indeed, if there were such a thing as an in-game table, we’d soon have been at the very top, thanks to an 18th minute strike by Walcott, created by […]

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Sheffield United Home Won 3 – 0 – We are Back!

After nine months gestation, a happy event: St. Mary’s reopened to paying customers for the visit of Sheffield United. Last time, if you remember, we welcomed Newcastle and generously gifted them a victory, leaving us glancing nervously towards those occupying the foot of the table. With a settled formation, an admirable work ethic and few […]

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Newcastle Home Won 2 – 0 Top of the Premier League

Might have to change the rules of 0-9 Bingo after Sky’s commentator got in his reference to Ralph’s darkest hour 30 seconds before the game against Newcastle had even started. The manager has been downplaying the seriousness of Danny’s injury but our leading scorer will be missing for several weeks at best, with the obvious […]

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Aston Villa Away Won 3 – 4 (back by popular demand)

By demand, if not exactly popular demand, let me take you back to the London Saints match reports – just in time for Lockdown, Take Two. They say that the only thing worse than watching ‘live’ on TV is not watching closed door games on TV, and at least at The Buckingham Arms I can […]

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The Long, Long Season Review

This is usually the time to look forward to a new season rather than back, and the forthcoming one will be a year without stripes: I get the impression that our marketing people would prefer things that way; we only wore stripes at St. Mary’s, Norwich and Portsmouth so it was our ‘third’ away kit. […]

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Sheffield United Home Won 3 – 1

Bednarek was supposed to be fit enough to face Sheffield United at the end of the longest season ever, but he only made it as far as the bench… which is further than Højbjerg did. With the Blades playing only for 8th place and Saints trying to make their way up 11th, both sides could […]

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Bournemouth Away Won 0 – 2

Ralph took the last away game of a highly successful campaign on the road very seriously, naming what was probably his best available side to face Bournemouth: Bednarek missed out through injury but there was a rare start for Long. The hosts had finished strongly when losing at Manchester City and were expected to be […]

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Brighton Home Drew 1 – 1

Another broadcast provider for our penultimate home game, with SFC funding season ticket holders’ access to BT’s coverage. Ralph finally gave in to an increasingly compressed fixture list and made significant changes to the side to face Brighton, although keeping essentially the same formation; particularly notable were his choices of full back – Vokins on […]

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