Match Day Thread Saints v Wolves Sunday ❤26th September❤ K.O. 14.00

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by St Badger, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. St Badger

    St Badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    9,562
    Likes Received:
    12,587
    Forgive the use of the hearts, in the title, but the date has a special place in the Badger household.

    Since 2003 we have played Wolves 16 times, in league games (Premier and Championship) and the results are beautifully symmetrical - 5 wins apiece and 6 draws.
    So, on paper, this would indicate that the game will be finely balanced and could go either way.

    However, a closer look at the results indicate that we have struggled to get league wins against them in recent years.
    So, as with our first 5 league matches of the season, we find ourselves up against yet another team that has enjoyed having the upper hand over us, in recent times, with the records showing that Saints have managed just one league victory, over Wolves, in our last 10 meetings.

    Wolves have started the season badly, with 1 win and 4 losses, yet they sit just 1 point behind us, making this an important time to secure our first league win of the season.

    My memory isn’t great, but for me the recent games have been genuine contenders for the “a game of two halves” cliche. We start the stronger, only for Wolves to come back at us in the second half, often as a result of Adama Traore starting to play, ending up with them nicking 1 or 3 points. I am hoping that our early season, new found defensive resilience will continue to kick in and we can negate any attacking options Wolves might have.

    An important contributory factor to Wolves poor start, this season, could be the loss of Nuno Espírito Santo to Spurs, although it’s fair to say that their form at the back end of last season wasn’t too good either.

    Hopefully we can build on our recent results and get that elusive league win and 3 more points on the board.

    There is a strong possibility that I will miss the start of this one, but hope to see us romping away with it, when I do join the game.


    Match officials, courtesy of Saintosprey.
    Referee:
    Andy Madley.
    Assistants:Richard West, Mark Scholes.
    Fourth official:Simon Hooper.
    VAR:Paul Tierney.
    Assistant VAR:Harry Lennard.
     
    #1
  2. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    11,028
  3. davecg69

    davecg69 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5,366
    Likes Received:
    6,008
    Sammy?
     
    #3
  4. StJabbo1

    StJabbo1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2019
    Messages:
    3,731
    Likes Received:
    4,984
    This was an after bar effort was it not?
     
    #4
  5. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    11,028
    Nah, St. Badger forgot the ‘s’ at the end of ‘Saints’, that’s all. He’s changed it now, the cheat.
     
    #5
  6. Lemons and Oranges

    Lemons and Oranges Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    3,375
    Simon Templar?
     
    #6
  7. LincolnSaint

    LincolnSaint Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    975
    This is the important one for me. Mini Lincoln and I have tickets for a lads day out so very much looking forward to it. The boy is a bit of a good luck charm having never seen us lose in a competitive game.

    Granted he's only been to one competitive game but that's not the point.

    3-1 Saints with an Armstrong brace. COYR
     
    #7
  8. ChilcoSaint

    ChilcoSaint Lives in a Chilcohüttl
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    32,251
    Likes Received:
    26,348
    Oh no he hasn’t! <whistle>
     
    #8
  9. St Badger

    St Badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    9,562
    Likes Received:
    12,587
    I ain’t changed nuffink, just taken a look and found you all taking the pis. <whistle>
     
    #9
  10. greensaint

    greensaint Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    1,885
    I do like a 3-1 :)
     
    #10
    LincolnSaint likes this.

  11. St. Luigi Scrosoppi

    St. Luigi Scrosoppi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    11,140
    Likes Received:
    6,718
    I like a 4 - 0 even better.
     
    #11
    StJabbo1 and thereisonlyoneno7 like this.
  12. saintrichie123

    saintrichie123 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    24,509
    Likes Received:
    26,342
    I will be watching from a bar in Cambridgeshire……..a saints win would be great…..make it happen please saints.
     
    #12
    OddRiverOakWizards likes this.
  13. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    11,028
    The plot thickens. So is this even Badger’s match thread anymore?
     
    #13
  14. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    13,470
    Likes Received:
    18,102
    Yep We've got Badger for at least another 2-3 months :)
     
    #14
  15. tomw24

    tomw24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    48,815
    Likes Received:
    15,969
    Really hope Armstrong scores in this one. We need him to start finding the net on a regular basis and breaking his home duck will help. Fairly optimistic about this one but Wolves are a tough side to predict.
     
    #15
    shoot_spiderman likes this.
  16. Lovelocum

    Lovelocum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5,516
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    I think wolves could be relegated this year. So far I’ve predicted draws and I’ve been correct. So I’m predicting a win.
     
    #16
    BackFromBeyond and ChilcoSaint like this.
  17. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    13,470
    Likes Received:
    18,102
    Mystic lovelocum. That has a nice ring to it.
     
    #17
    davecg69, ChilcoSaint and Lovelocum like this.
  18. fran-MLs little camera

    fran-MLs little camera Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    68,238
    Likes Received:
    22,564
    Those were the days.
     
    #18
    The Ides of March likes this.
  19. SAINTOSPREY

    SAINTOSPREY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    738
    Wolves lost on penalties to Spurs in the EFL Cup.
     
    #19
  20. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    11,028
    Does that mean we’re playing Spurs on Sunday instead?
     
    #20
    Lemons and Oranges and davecg69 like this.

Share This Page