Match Day Thread Saints v Man Utd Sunday 22nd August, k.o. 14.00

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  1. St Badger

    St Badger Well-Known Member

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    Never done a match day thread before, so I have an unbeaten record which I hope to maintain.
    If we lose, well I will be in Spain for the next match, so will shed my tears in my beers.

    Saints got off to their usual start to the season, but losing away to Everton, on the first day of the season has to be considered a bonus as we would normally lose the first game and then lose, later in the season, at Goodison. So this represents 1 defeat instead of 2 defeats. Win, win.

    United fluked a 5-1 win against Dirty Leeds, so are clearly there for the taking.
    I am expecting quite a few different players to start for us, especially hoping that Bednarek will be in for Stephens and Stuart in for Theo.

    Officials information courtesy of Saintosprey.


    Sunday 22nd August 2021 SOUTHAMPTON V MANCHESTER UNITED 14:00 KO

    Referee:
    Craig Pawson.
    Assistants: Ian Hussin, Richard West.
    Fourth official: Jarred Gillett.
    VAR:Andre Marriner.
    Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.
     
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  2. mowgli

    mowgli Well-Known Member

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    Well volunteered that man. I wonder if Armstrong is fully fit for this one?

    It strikes me there is not a lot of difference between our full backs and our wingers now. They overlap, both get forward, both cross and above all they both have to defend the flank. Which is why Ralph likes the look of Djenepo as a left back. For me though, Tino and KWP must both start but probably not on the same side. As Tino plays either side I would like to see him pairing with Perraud and Valery with KWP.

    So I'd like to see ...
    Forster
    KWP Bedders Salisu Perraud
    Romeu JWP
    Valery Tino
    Adams A Armstrong.

    Tella, Armstrong and one other would make good impact subs.

    My big worry - we name 9 on the bench. Great that we now have a strong bench but unless they are playing regularly then they won't be that great for long. We really need to see rotation more this season.
     
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  3. Lovelocum

    Lovelocum Well-Known Member

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    We rotated loads last season. Ok mainly goalkeepers.
     
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  4. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

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    You’ve mixed up your Armstrongs!!
     
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  5. mowgli

    mowgli Well-Known Member

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    Good spot. Small case of Merringtonitus.... (now corrected)
     
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  6. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    Our CBs also rotated - very slowly, for the most part, and often in the wrong place.
     
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  7. RSS

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    The good news is that much like the Goodison/opening game of the season loss efficiency, we are going to make further efficiencies in this game. We are highly likely to get very soundly beaten by Man Utd and I'm going to the match. Wouldn't want to waste a winnable game on me as they rarely even win when I go to the game. Hope you appreciate both my sacrifice and use of alliteration.
     
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  8. shoot_spiderman

    shoot_spiderman Power to the People

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    I’d say we need both Armstrongs
    A Bednarek and a Forster might be useful too
     
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  9. Lovelocum

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    And KWP. In the spirit of rotation most of the back 5 will change.
     
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  10. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    Change into a coherent defensive unit?
     
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  11. Dark Lord SFC

    Dark Lord SFC Well-Known Member

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    Not seen one of those since Jose Fonte left
     
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  12. St. Luigi Scrosoppi

    St. Luigi Scrosoppi Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of switching my allegiance from the men's first team to our women's team. At least they win ****ing matches.
     
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  13. RedandWhiteManofKent

    RedandWhiteManofKent Well-Known Member

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    Last season there were more away wins than home wins in PL, 153 away compared to 144 home wins.

    After the first week this season, there were 7 home wins compared to 3 away.

    A lot must be down to the return of fans.

    So let's keep the home win stat going and let's get behind our team

    COYR
     
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  14. mowgli

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    Looking at the training gallery from today it looks like Simeu is training with the first team....
     
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  15. SaintsFan86

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    Let's be honest, we will be lucky to get a point here.

    Hopefully A dogged 0-0
     
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  16. Number 1 Jasper

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    2-0 to the mighty Saints
     
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  17. saintrichie123

    saintrichie123 Well-Known Member

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    Can’t see anything other than a Utd win.






    Please be wrong, please be wrong :emoticon-0126-nerd:
     
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    I think our season will not be defined by results against the top six but by winning against the promoted teams and those around us like Brighton, Burnley and Palace, so l am looking for a good performance and if we get a point that’s a bonus!
     
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  19. thereisonlyoneno7

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    9-0 home win.
     
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  20. Lemons and Oranges

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    I've seen lots of 'coherent defensive units' at St Marys. Unfortunately, they've been the opposition <whistle>
     
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