Date: 20th April 2018 at 7:07pm
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Heading to the King Power Stadium on Thursday evening to face off against Leicester City, Southampton did manage to draw a line under four straight defeats but sadly the point did little for us in our battle against relegation.

Southampton now sit four points off safety and Swansea City. With them having a game in hand now it’s hardly ideal and with each passing game impending relegation and life back in the Championship creeps closer.

Speaking to saintsfc as he met with the media following the game, a disappointed Mark Hughes was trying to take the positives.

The draw was something to build on, we did keep a clean sheet but we still need to be more expansive and buoyant in attack if we were to give ourselves any hope of avoiding the drop.

“It was probably a fair result, given the chances created. I thought defensively we were fine. Clearly they will always test you, bringing on a lot of attack-minded players with good ability and pace. We had to be resolute at the back and make sure we were still in the game. That was the key: to make sure we still had an opportunity going the other way. If I’m honest, we didn’t create anything like as many chances as I would’ve liked in general play, but maybe that was a consequence of a little bit of apprehension in our defensive work.”

For fans, it’s not so much ‘marching on’ now it’s realisation and acceptance of the fact we keep ‘falling backwards’ and with the money available in the Premier League, there are a number of things to address if we can’t bounce back at the first time of asking from the second tier.

Southampton should certainly be in a better position than clubs that have dropped in recent years owing to our transfer policy and the money we have brought in, but with stricter Financial Fair Play obligations in the Championship, Parachute Money, won’t last long so we will need to look to rebuild if we stay at that level for more than 12 months.

May would say we need to rebuild in any event though, to be fair.

Some aren’t quite as confident as I am though.

 

One Reply to “Fans Begin Accepting Relegation After Leicester Point”

  • The board are responsible for this shambles. Why the hell would we expect more when all we seem to buy now are nothing players. Players unable to get regular games in their previous teams. We need hungry players.

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