El Classicoast

Southampton travel to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on Sunday in the Premier League’s early kick off. The Saints should be full of confidence off the back of their two most recent results and will be looking to build on their recent upturn in form. Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino will be likely to make changes to his starting eleven with fullback Cedric Soares sustaining … Continue reading El Classicoast

Sterling Saves City

Raheem Sterling scored his 13th goal of the season to gave Peps unbeaten City a club-record 12th successive Premier League victory to restore their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Sterling has now scored the critical goal in City’s last three victories. His third of the week was undoubtedly his most dramatic of all, igniting ­wild celebrations around the Etihad Stadium … Continue reading Sterling Saves City

City a “Free Hit”.

Saints travel to the Etihad on Wednesday to play undefeated Premier League leaders Manchester City. The Saints should be full of confidence after a good display at home last weekend, albeit against a very poor Everton team.   Speaking to BBC Solent Sports Adam Blackmore post game Charlie Austin described the fixture as “a free hit”, and their will certainly be no pressure on the … Continue reading City a “Free Hit”.

The James Ward-Prowse Conundrum.

What is James Ward-Prowse? Does James Ward-Prowse know what he is? For the last few Southampton managers this has been a rather unsolvable conundrum, Mauricio Pochettino probably came closest to solving the puzzle; utilising him as a right  midfielder. However Nathaniel Clyne was key to this decision. JWP is not blessed with natural pace or strength, in his time at Southampton Clyne played in a … Continue reading The James Ward-Prowse Conundrum.

Starting Berth for Boufal?

Goals have returned to St Mary’s, however it is no surprise that it has coincided with the return to the team of Maolo Gabbiadini and the introduction of Sofiane Boufal. The former is the most complete forward in the squad and offers the most potent goal threat which is why many supporters have been bemused by his absence from the starting eleven over the past … Continue reading Starting Berth for Boufal?

The Return of VVD?

Could Virgil Van Dijk’s inevitable return to first team action mean a change of system for Southampton manager Maurcio Pellegrino? It is no secret that the saints have struggled for goals of late having score only four goals in their opening six Premier League fixtures of which only two have been from open play. Pellegrino isn’t lacking in attacking options, he has three fully fit … Continue reading The Return of VVD?

Saints to make Puel Decision

  Claude Puel’s position at Southampton is precarious, at the back end of last season he seemed to loose the support of the Saints faithful. Coming under fire for negative tactics, questionable substitutions, results, performances and repetitive post match interviews. With no goals in their final 5 home games you can see why the supporters have lost confidence in the Frenchman. It is always a … Continue reading Saints to make Puel Decision