Match Day Thread The Saints Beating Leicester on Saturday 25th August at 15:00 Match Thread

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  1. Saintmagic

    Saintmagic Well-Known Member

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    So after lots of requests for a super optimistic thread after our gallant defeat at the hands of Everton who better than I, official Saints Not606 optimist, to create the next match thread?

    Well turns out a few others, but as Laces was busy I thought I would do it anyway and break my match thread virginity.

    The Enemy

    Leicester, a city situated 141 miles directly north of Southampton. Famous for crisps, Gary Lineker and having a far better rugby team than football one. There is absolutely nothing else of note about the place

    I am sure if you follow football or know of a Leicester fan you will know that they flukily won the league a few years ago. Since then they have not shut up about it but not to worry, the main reason they won the league was down to a bloke who has left for Man City, another one who fled to Chelsea as soon as he could, an inspirational manager who they sacked shortly after and another guy who is still there but looks like a rat and is banned for our game as he deservedly saw red for a horror tackle in the previous game. The current Leicester have started the season pretty averagely, losing the opening game to 2018/19 Premier League whipping boys Man Utd and scraping past Wolves, a game they probably should've drawn at best.


    They are now managed by ultimate Saints divider of opinion Claude Puel. He has had a ropey time there so far with lots of talk that he would leave at the end of last season as he played crap football, but ultimately did OK. Sounds very familiar. For the purposes of this thread and Saturdays game we are going to go with the widely held Saintsweb belief that he is the worst manager to have ever managed anyone and has no clue what he is doing. Here he is shortly after 5pm this upcoming Saturday


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    Their current team possess such powerhouses in football as Marc Albrighton, Daniel Amartey and Ben Chilwell. Pah, nothing to worry about.

    The Saints

    Fresh off a really unlucky defeat to Everton where we were robbed as we actually won the game 1.7 to 1.4 we go into the game in fine form with 1 point from 2 games. Our BUPA sponsored strike force of Ings and Austin will strike fear into every centre back in the league and under charismatic talisman Mark Hughes we are set for a top season, starting with our first win against Leicester.

    We have no fresh injury concerns as at the time of writing this and will most likely be welcoming back into the side colossal centre back Vestergaard and the best Mo in the league Mo Elyounoussi.

    We should line up for this victory as such:


    - - - - - - - - - - - - McCarthy - - - - - - -- - - - - - -
    Cedric - - - Yoshida - - - Vestergaard - - - Bertand

    - - - - - - - - - - Lemina - - - Hojbjerg - - - - - -- - - - - -

    Redmond - - - - Armstrong - - - - - Elyounoussi

    - - - - - - - - - - - - Ings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    With this galactico line up we surely can't be beaten and will have far too much for this Leicester side.

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    Official Officials

    No idea, Tom will let everyone know at some point.

    Saintmagic Prediction

    Saints 4 Leicester 0

    A comfortable victory with a brace apiece for Ings and Yoshida
     
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  2. Osvaldorama

    Osvaldorama Well-Known Member

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    3 wins in 28 games.

    Time to start picking up points again. 2-1 saints.
     
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  3. sotonsaint

    sotonsaint Well-Known Member

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    I find your lack of negativity disturbing...!

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  4. saintrichie123

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    saintdon posted on another thread.....


    Saturday 25th August 2018 K.O 15:00 BST

    Southampton v Leicester City
    Referee: Jonathan Moss
    Assistants:
    Harry Lennard, Andy Halliday
    Fourth official:
    David Coote
     
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  5. jonny 'hasen' shuttle

    jonny 'hasen' shuttle Well-Known Member

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    if we win then 4 points from 3 games is nay so bad

    if we lose then its a proper ****e start to the season

    if we draw and i have an annoying hunch we will then its all a big pile of average poo

    You decide
     
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  6. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Too long, didn't read :biggrin:
     
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  7. fran-MLs little camera

    fran-MLs little camera Well-Known Member

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    Proud of you dude....COYS!...:angel:


    PS, you might want to get your dosage of Prozac checked out medically...:grin:
     
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  9. saintrichie123

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    3-0 home win :)
     
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  10. Saints_Alive

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    Can't really count last season IMO, clean slate with a new manager and some additions to the squad.
     
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  12. fatletiss

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    Laces is currently scrunching up 72 pieces of paper and asking himself why he just didn’t go with the original draught.

    All because he couldn’t find a witty line to rhyme with Vardy.

    Snooze you lose fella :(
     
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  13. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    And Pellegrino was in for a chunk of those.
     
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  14. SotonOldBoy

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    A Saints win (a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile), glass is half empty and all that
     
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  15. fran-MLs little camera

    fran-MLs little camera Well-Known Member

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    I want wins scattered through the season like star dust...then we wouldn't have time to panic.
    And we could occasionally watch MOTD.
     
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  16. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Must admit it has made me a tad superstitious as I've found out that it's going to be first game of the season which was also his first thread last season which we won...

    I love how you haven't liked the op out of principle and support for your mate btw <whistle>
     
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  17. fatletiss

    fatletiss Well-Known Member

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    I’m not buying the fake positivity. Wolf in sheep’s clothing and all that :)
     
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  18. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    I wanna win the next 30 games in all competitions personally :biggrin:
     
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  19. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    <laugh>

    Yeah I'm not sure I buy it either, doesn't sit right. I'll take the 4-0 mind...
     
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  20. greensaint

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    I'd take a dodgy 1-0 win with an own goal off someone's arse.

    And before anyone jumps on me this is me being bloody positive, especially as I'm going to be at this one.
     
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