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Crystal Palace Home Won 3 – 1

Minamino was ineligible to play at Liverpool – no great loss, I’d say, but he does make us less symmetrical and maybe a bit more difficult to play against, so he was back to face Crystal Palace. I doubt either he or another returnee, Ings, had touched the ball by the time Palace won a […]

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Liverpool Away Lost 2 – 0

Still no Bertrand to face Liverpool, but a recall for Forster: so much for my theory that FF only plays when Bertrand does… and so much for making McCarthy Man of the Match last time out. Walcott was back up front, and although he didn’t make much of an impact, we need someone experienced in […]

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Fans Forum Notes

You can still watch this on ONLINE FANS’ FORUM | Watch our latest Southampton supporters event with Ralph Hasenhüttl – YouTube Notes from the fans forum (Content may be paraphrased as it comes from the author’s memory and notes) This season: Ralph: We’ve learned how we need to play.  We have shown that we can […]

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Leicester Home Drew 1 – 1

Still no Bertrand to face Leicester in the League, and according to my theory at least, that’s what leads to McCarthy continuing in goal. In front of him, Stephens took over as emergency left back while Diallo missed out, along with the injured Ings. That line-up made a bright opening with Walker-Peters finishing well, although […]

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Spurs Away Lost 2 – 1

Saints went to Tottenham after an eventful few days for the home club. Of course the only surprising thing about Jose Mourinho’s departure was that it took so long – this was the organisation that chose to sack Mauricio Pochettino after he took them to a European Cup Final. It would seem that they had […]

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FA Cup Semi Final Wembley Leicester Lost 1 – 0

More by reasons of necessity than superstition, many of us did without a haircut whilst Saints were still in the 2021 F.A. Cup – was it our barbers’ or hairdressers’ fault that it all went wrong in the semi final? It may have been superstition rather than good taste that sent the team out in […]

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West Bromwich Away Lost 3 – 0

West Brom manager Allardyce described his team’s game with Saints as “must win.” I don’t like that way of thinking, as what do you do if you don’t win? Just give up? Still, Big Sam’s words had the desired effect on Albion as they were far more “up” for the contest than the visitors, who […]

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Burnley Home Won 3 – 2

Ralph brought back fit again duo Ings and Walcott to face Burnley, and he also had Ward-Prowse available despite an injury problem on international duty, while Forster continued in goal and was called into action in the very first minute to touch Wood’s shot past the post. Play switched to the other end in a […]

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FA Cup Quarter Final Bournemouth Away Won 0 – 3

Ralph sent out his strongest available team to face Bournemouth in the Cup – an obvious decision most of us would say, but there are certainly coaches out there who would have taken a different approach. Under ‘old normal’ conditions, the lucky 11,000 to cram into that tiny stadium would have created a great atmosphere, […]

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Brighton Home Lost 1 – 2

Forster replaced McCarthy in the team to face Brighton, and that was no surprise given their respective stats of late – it had really been a surprise when McCarthy got the call last time out, allegedly because of his better skills with the ball at his feet, although the evidence for that is becoming thin. […]

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