With the tragic helicopter accident at the King Power Stadium and the loss of life, Southampton have had an extended break as our midweek EFL Cup tie against Leicester City was obviously postponed and although the condolences continue to come in, Saints do have to turn their eyes to this weekend’s clash with Manchester City.
Going into the Premier League clash just two points ahead of the relegation zone and with ongoing goalscoring issues with misfiring strikers at the club, it’s fair to say this one is probably not going to be pretty unless we manage to pull something entirely unexpected out of the hat.
Most fans can only see one outcome and it’s easy enough to see why given relative form but whether it’s good old gallows humour or not, some of the responses on social media to a Tweet the Southampton social media team posted yesterday did make me smile.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 30, 2018
Can we forfeit please
— Josh (@MLemina_18) October 30, 2018
I'd definitely be happy with not scoring and getting a 0-0 this week! Best of luck lads #saintsfc
— Phil Gatrell (@STPJGUK) October 30, 2018
What’s that thing Gabby does where he kicks it and it goes into the string stuff….??
— Ben Spiteri (@Benspiteri) October 30, 2018
I'd forget it about this weekend ????
— Jay (@ffsjxy) October 30, 2018
Take the 0-3 forfeit and “march on” ????????
— Simon Hill (@anonymouserp) October 30, 2018
Turn it off on Sunday. Saturday will be alright as we won't get beat !
— Bungle Geoff (@g_estall) October 30, 2018
three players in the box when a cross comes in. hughes must be fuming.
— Hasan Tariq (@HasanTariq10) October 30, 2018
Going to get absolutely tonked #StartTheCar
— Colin Stewart (@skinner1965) October 31, 2018