Chalkboard For The Saints

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Good morning.

Match of the day? Well we can live in hope.

The Saints sit a point ahead of QPR having won just one game for far this term and that was at home against Villa who they managed to beat 4-1.  Now what Southampton have managed to do is score. They’ve won naff all but they have scored against everyone. Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United…So we need a defense

Based upon his last two games alone (for England and us) Walker needs ‘a rest’. To regroup and refocus himself before it all goes horribly wrong for all of us. So I’ve brought in Naughton. To be blunt, at this stage a ‘caution wet floor’ sign would present more of an obstacle defensively than he’s been of late.

Billy was a close second in recent hate fests and I can’t take any of that seriously. Dawson for all his fan boy support is a hoofing heart-breaker we have to move away from this. All you do when you punt the ball away is turn possession into a 50/50 ball. I know it’s boring, but that’s predominantly what the bloke does.

First things second and I’ve put in Lloris but I think the boss will stick with Brad. i don’t know why, no sun up in the sky, stormy weather. Well I don’t think it will actually make things stormy but I just don’t see the good in it.

So where next? Barring a bout of post natal depression the Boy Bale ought to be back but I am unconvinced Moussa will be right. So at the risk of sending you my dear reader into spasm of wtf’ing I’ve gone for Thud. Why? Well I don’t need to watch Livermore again this season if I can help it, I don’t see Gylfi as a DM and despite the thinking of more charitable souls than mine none of the kids are ready yet. 

Thud could make something happen and that leads me neatly on to playing a 442 with both of our brave strikers starting. I see little point in keeping either of them ‘up our sleeve’ against Southampton. This lot leak goals like nobody’s business and we need to make sure therefore we really focus on supply and therefore hopefully scoring.

Prediction? I’m sticking with us giving them a hiding. There’s no earthly reason why we should be the side that turns their abysmal form around. None whatsoever. We must show resolve – we must show steel.

They don’t like it up ’em, you know, The cold hard steel.

Southampton (from): K Davis, Gazzaniga, Boruc, Butterfield, Stephens, Clyne, Fox, Shaw, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fonte, Seaborne, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chaplow, De Ridder, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Lee, Puncheon, S Davis, Lambert, Rodriguez, Mayuka.

Tottenham (from): Friedel, Lloris, Cudicini, Naughton, Walker, Caulker, Gallas, Dawson, Vertonghen, Smith, Livermore, Parrett, Dembele, Huddlestone, Sandro, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Townsend, Bale, Falque, Dempsey, Defoe, Adebayor.

Match officials
: L Mason; Assistants: D England, D C Richards; Fourth Official: R East.

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  • Xildnparadise says:

    said it before and wil say it again…. Coming off a league loss it’s time for the Lloris era to begin.

  • LLL says:

    Pretty much agree. Think Gallas could use a rest after all the pressies he scattered around the area for Chelsea last week and don’t think Dawson would be a disaster – he very rarely has been. Also agree Ade needs to start, be it with Defoe or otherwise – but can’t see it. So too Lloris – can’t see it. So too Naughton at RB – can’t see it. And if AVB is going to pair Sandro and Thudd he needs to work out which one of them is good at tackling and tell him to do that and not bomb upfield to no particular effect in his best Zokora impersonation. Let’s see what happens. coys + bioysc and so on.

  • calebray says:

    going for the old cheeky two up front eh? sounds like avb wants to try 442 anyway so – no time like the present considering the opposition

    lennon is more effective with a corluka type than a walker.
    Kaboul when fit slots right in there for me.


  • Jacky Treehorn says:

    I have to agree with everything you say.
    But can you please spell defence with a ‘C’
    unless that is you are an American.

  • Bob says:

    Doesn’t really matter about the intricacies of the team, any of our squad should win this game. What is important is – when we are in front KEEP THE BALL, PASS THE BALL. Pains me to see all the crap abut how good Chelsea are in today’s paper. We tore them apart and then gifted the game to them because when we are in front we all stand on the 18 yard line, kick/head the ball out and hope. Cost 2 points against WBA, 3 against Chelsea and only got away with it against Manchester United because they couldn’t shoot straight that day,

    • harry hater says:

      well said Bob, the main problem against chelsea was as soon as we all see livermore was coming on the negative vibe that went round the stadium i have never seen or sensed before, maybe what it was like that when JFK was shot or when moses parted the sea!? and what everyone needs to remember today,, is AVB’s love child will start!!! we will lead the game at some point!! AVB will take an attacking player off when we are ripping them apart and we look like we can score ten!! then we will pray we escape with a point!!!

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