Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Praise For Two Strikers

Praise For Two Strikers

A home win. Wow! These points were vital to get us back in the chasing pack. The performance was definitely secondary to getting our first home win since August.

Theo Walcott and Djamel Belmadi gave The Saints the all important win against Stoke, who were reduced to ten men.

Redknapp told the official site 'That is a massive game for us. We have won two in a row with clean sheets now and we are beginning to turn draws into wins which is vital. Once again we had all the ball just as we did at Millwall but once again we probably played better in the first half against 11 men. Suddenly we had too much time and became over-elaborate but the second goal at the end made it a decent result.'

Heaping praise on Walcott he said:

'Theo took his goal really well and had a decent finish even before that when the referee pulled play back. He still has a lot to learn and needs to work harder when he loses the ball but he is improving. He is just a kid but the crowd respond to him. He gets them off their seats and he has a good future if he keeps going like this.'

He adds about Belmadi:

'I am pleased for Djamel too because he is a good player and a really good footballer. He knows what he is doing and how to play. I like people who know what they are doing and that is him. He gets his head up and can see a pass and pick it out.'

Next up, Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. Bring them on!

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday October 30 2005
Time: 5:17PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Puel Gives Pre Chelsea Injury Update

Manager Claude Puel has been holding his pre Chelsea press conference today and although neither Matt Targett or Charlie Austin come into his thoughts...

Match Day Officials v Chelsea (25/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Chelsea this Tuesday.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Palace & West Brom In For Rodriguez?

It's being reported that Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion will be in for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez over the summer and we have the weekly Virgil van Dijk to Chelsea...

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Manchester City MotM
Suggested By:
Forster100%
Soares0%
Stephens0%
Yoshida0%
Bertrand0%
Davis0%
Hojbjerg0%
Ward-Prowse0%
Tadic0%
Redmond0%
Gabbiadini0%
Sub-Long0%
Sub-Boufal0%
Sub-Rodriguez0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 32 24 3 5 75 38
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 31 11 7 13 40 -3
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2017 1:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football