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 […]
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 […]
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 […]