Match Day Thread Southampton vs Arsenal 10/05/2017 KO 7:45PM

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  1. saintsfcfan

    saintsfcfan Well-Known Member

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    Hello all and welcome back to another match day thread by Saintsfcfan! We really are on the final straight of the season, with Saints looking to have a major say in the race for the top four. Having faced Liverpool at Anfield, Saints remaining fixtures include home games against Arsenal and Manchester United, making these fixtures in particular an interesting one for the neutral.

    Saints go into the game on the back of fine solid display at Anfield, as they kept a fourth clean sheet against Liverpool this season. This was certainly helped by Fraser Forster going on a goalkeeping rampage, and the defence remembering that their DNA also includes bricks and mortar. Saints didn't offer a huge deal going forward however, and have scored just two goals in their previous 4 games. It should be noted that these games have been against the best teams in the country, and Hull.

    Arsenal come into the match having beaten Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, a game in which they played unusually well. They'll be confident of another win, whilst Saints will be hoping to avenge the 2-1 loss at the start of the season, in which Arsenal reaped the rewards of this seasons abysmal standard of refereeing. Saints also lost 5-0 in the FA cup, but this was with the fielding of a reserve team, having just reached the EFL Cup final.

    My Line-up:
    Forster
    Cedric Stephens Yoshida Bertrand
    Romeu Davis
    JWP Tadic Redmond
    Gabbiadini

    Prediction: Its a match thread by me so only one outcome. 6-0 Saints.

    In all seriousness 2-1 Saints, reckon we can do them.

    COYR!!!!!!
     
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  2. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

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    3-1, finally Gabbi will score again
     
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  3. SAINTDON13

    SAINTDON13 Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 10 May
    7.45pm Southampton v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
    Referee:
    Jonathan Moss
    Assistants:
    E Smart, S Bennett
    Fourth official: M Jones
     
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    Our defence is on a role-they will not score but Gabbi will and we will convert a pen
    2-0 easy
     
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  5. tomw24

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    Arsenal will comfortably win IMO. 0-3.
     
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    SAINTDON13 Well-Known Member

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    A hat trick of errors from Mr Moss?
     
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    VocalMinority Well-Known Member

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    Think its about time we shift back to good attack but can't defend mode for this one. 4 - 3 Saints.
     
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  8. Onionman

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    Saints' last league loss at home against Arsenal was in 2003.

    We'll smash seven bells out of them.

    Vin
     
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    Hopefully Welbeck won't enjoy the freedom he did for the FA Cup game.
    Need to link the player better between defense and attack in this one. Redmond for Boufal my one change
     
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  10. Le Saint

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    This isn't a TV game
     
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  11. SAINTDON13

    SAINTDON13 Well-Known Member

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    No odd that, it isn't featured in the schedules at all. Still showing as such on the Premier site.
     
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  12. Onionman

    Onionman Well-Known Member

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    It's on Sportsmania.

    Vin
     
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  13. fran-MLs little camera

    fran-MLs little camera Well-Known Member

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    SouthamptonFCroatia Well-Known Member

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    We're always good against Arsenal, especially at SMS. That cup loss was an aberration, we've played with our third team. I reckon we'll win this.
    Cuco to score a tap in from 40 yards.
     
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  15. Shepherd's Clearing

    Shepherd's Clearing Well-Known Member

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    Here's the facts - we have one our poorer records against them...

    ARSENAL (HOME)
    First competitive game against Arsenal - 1927 FA Cup semi-final (neutral) lost 1-2

    First league meeting: 1966-67 League Division One - (H) won 2-1 (A) lost 1-4

    First top-flight league meeting: 1966-67 League Division One - (H) won 2-1 (A) lost 1-4

    Biggest defeat 2002-03 Premier League (away) lost 1-6, 2012-13 Premier League (away) lost 1-6 (also 2016-17 FA Cup 4th Round (home) lost 0-5)

    Biggest win 2015-16 Premier League (home) won 4-0

    Last league double - Saints 1987-88 (H) 4-2, (A) 1-0, Arsenal 2003-04 (H) 0-1, (A) 0-2

    League totals: Saints won 18, Arsenal won 39, draws 22 - Goals-Saints 84, Arsenal 130

    Cup totals: Saints won 2, Arsenal won 8, draws 3 - Goals-Saints 9, Arsenal 22
     
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  16. RedandWhiteManofKent

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    Jrod to start for boufal please.
     
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    Whu???
     
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    fran-MLs little camera Well-Known Member

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    Jay is on his way out....even Puel (who gives everyone a chance) has given him very few minutes.
     
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  19. Dark Lord SFC

    Dark Lord SFC Well-Known Member

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    Rather have Redmand or Sims instead of Boufal ahead of JRod
     
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  20. MLsfc

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    Drop Tadic.
     
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