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West Ham Away Lost 3 – 1

  Djenepo was on compassionate leave and missed the trip to West Ham, leaving Boufal wide on the left and Obafemi leading the attack alongside Long, with Ings on the bench – only those close to the team know whether this was a wise safeguard of a valuable asset or unnecessary caution. Despite Walker-Peters being […]

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Aston Villa Home Won 2 – 0

We now know that Bednarek’s absence against Burnley was down to footballing reasons rather than injury. It’s hard to imagine circumstances where Vestergaard would be the better option, and in any case, why were we selecting our team to cope with Burnley’s players? Get a grip, Ralph! The manager had problems for Aston Villa’s visit […]

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Burnley Home Lost 1 – 2

No Redmond to face Burnley, and Bednarek could only make the bench – maybe a result of his unexpected premature return at Spurs. Walker-Peters, though, was available for his Southampton debut and he played a small part in the third minute goal that was gifted to the visitors: the new W-P made sure he got […]

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Tottenham Hotspur Away FA Cup 4th Round Replay Lost 3 – 2

And so to Tottenham for what could prove to be our last ever F.A. Cup replay – certainly if the manager gets his way. Ralph went with his usual ploy for this competition with Gunn in goal and Lewis on the bench, but there was no place in the squad for Djenepo due to illness – hopefully not […]

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Liverpool Away Lost 4 – 0

Soares was never going to feature at Liverpool due to injury, but the arrival of his replacement, Walker-Peters, meant Ralph had a new option at full back – one that he wisely declined, although taking on the World Champions with our best midfielder now in defence wasn’t ideal, especially with injury also ruling out the […]

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Tottenham Hotspur Home FA Cup 4th Round Drew 1 – 1

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 […]

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Crystal Palace Away Won 0 – 2

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 […]

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Wolves Home Lost 2 – 3

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 […]

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Leicester Away Won 1 – 2

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 […]

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FA Cup 3rd round Huddersfield Home Won 2 – 0

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 […]

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