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Okay, first match of the season; what are our thoughts, hopes, concerns, and predictions?
Simon is likely to field the same XI that started against Newcastle (Lonergan; Connolly, Kisnorbo, O’Brien, Parker; Snodgrass, Clayton, Brown, Gradel; Howson, McCormack). Will this be enough to counter the Saints?
Southampton has a strong defence, a midfield (including Jack Cork, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, and Adam Lallana) equal to ours, and some impressive strikers (including Nicky Lambert).
Our problem will be who sits on the ‘five subs’ bench. O’Brien, Parker, and Snodgrass are still not match fit. If the bench carries subs for these positions, will this exclude potential match-winners, like Nunez, Sam, and Mendy?
An unlikely win at St Mary’s would be brilliant. A draw would be good. A respectable loss would be tolerable… But if Leeds is torn apart by the pace of So’t’on then all our fears and anger about Leeds’ lack of ambition in the close season will impact on the club big time.
I'll send you a proper pie down from Hartlepool, Neil. Every time your lot score you...
I'll send you a proper pie down from Hartlepool, Neil. Every time your lot score you'll have to dash off for a shyte.
Past stats suggest a Leeds result.Southampton have a dreadful opening day record. They hav...
Past stats suggest a Leeds result.Southampton have a dreadful opening day record. They have won just one of their last twenty-two opening day fixtures, Given that the match is on the box this might add to a nervous start from them as expectations will be high from their fans. Tactics "hit them hard from the start and go for it "
Prediction: If we score first, a win is on the cards! :)
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Really looking forward to this game, and not just because its the first one of the season....
Really looking forward to this game, and not just because its the first one of the season.
Want to see how SG is going to line up the troops going into this season, and if fringe players from last season like Clayton and Nunez get a chance. Early indications show Clayton will probably start, but i hope we all get a chance to see Ramon do the business.
The team know what is required, so i think we will fly out of the traps and set our stall out for the rest of the season. Southampton will be game but i think we will have a little bit too much for them and will win by the odd goal.
Don`t know about their opening day record Tom but so far their first half is not bad! Hope...
Don`t know about their opening day record Tom but so far their first half is not bad! Hope Larry has something spectacular for the second half, like plenty of goals!
In all probability it will be the year after at best! One defeat does not signal the end! ...
In all probability it will be the year after at best! One defeat does not signal the end! No, it is the not losing 3 - 1 away, lots of teams lost at the weekend. HSV lost 3 - 1 to Dortmund, Schalke 04 lost 3 nil to Stuttgart, Leverkausen lost 2 nil to Mainz 05 and Bayern, with their so called Worlds Beat Goalie lost 1 nil to BMG and it was the goalies fault! Nearer to home WestHam lost and they are supposed to be favourites, Birmingham also lost! No Steve it is not the losing of a game that makes such miserable faces! Grayson slags off his team for the way they played. Note, "HIS TEAM", he picked em, he decided on the line up, he alone decided on the tactics to be employed, all this after supposedly "reading up" on Southampton! The "Don" was famous for his in depth dossiers on opposing teams, even old "Big Head" Clough had a go at him because of them! Every school kid knows that if you do not do yerr homework you cannot expect to get good results, an that`s no error either! No this defeat has got to be laid at Grayson`s Door! Now provided he has learnt something, which I doubt, read Andrew Bs post on Grayson slagging off his players, we might take this as a call, no not a wake up call, thats for people who are asleep, this call is a raising of the dead call, because that is whats needed here! Unfortunately if SG knuckles down to KB any longer even that won`t help! Bats is getting upset because we are all being too negative, well Bats this at the moment is about as positive as I can get about SG & KB and the team they are supposedly running! Change your tactics SG, do your homework SG, pick players that can play, not just smile nicely SG, Open yer bleeding purse KB, then maybe we can survive this season "Still" in the Championship and be ready for a good push next year! If you pair don`t do this, then I can only see doom and gloom for the forseeable future! We can always hope for a miracle to happen, like all the other teams have off days, their Managers/Owners do a wobbly and tie up their purses, and the Trainers all pick the wrong teams/tactics! Doesn´t happen? Sure? Ask KB and SG about that!
Well i'm going for a win 2-1, ive seen enough going forward im still worried about the...
Well i'm going for a win 2-1, ive seen enough going forward im still worried about the full backs though. No cover for strikers but Howson is looking good as is Gradel, Snoddy will get fitter and Clayton looks good on the ball, Brown will give Howson a free role and McCormack can bring Jonny into play, as I type I see O'Dea has signed so he could play left back, so here's to the first win M.O.T but get your Cheque book out MR BURNS we still need to strengthen but were not to far away.
Predictions for future WACCOE of course
I take it that you aint a fan of TMW's We will see what happens when u visit ER. One s...
I take it that you aint a fan of TMW's We will see what happens when u visit ER. One swallow does'nt make a summer. Will Southampton be above LU at the end of the season? No way, so do one,
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