Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Poortvliet wants St. Mary's to be a fortress

Poortvliet wants St. Mary's to be a fortress

Jan Poortvliet has insisted that Southampton's home form has to change.

On their travels Poortvliet's young side have won ten points; one of the best away records in the league.

With the dramatic 2-3 win at Deepdale, Poortvliet's boys continue to shine away from St. Mary's.

Yet, their home form has let the young side down. Only six points have been accumulated at home, coming from a win against Norwich and three draws against Barnsley, Ipswich and Coventry.

Poortvliet has acknowledged that if home games were excluded, his side would be seventh. The Dutch boss has insisted that things have to change.

'It's disappointing when you play seven home games and only have six points," Poortvliet said.

"It should be at least 15 points, or something like that."

Poortvliet has a chance to change the terrible home form this Saturday against Bristol City. Saints beat the Robins 2-0 at home last season; a repeat of that would be a start to turn St. Mary's into a feared fortress.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Wednesday November 5 2008
Time: 12:40PM

Comments

0
Played 7, Won 1, Drawn 3, Lost 3, F 6, A 9 , Hardly a good starting place to start talking about wanting a fortress.. You've leaked (nearly) more goals than any other club this season so far.. maybe concentrate on the defence at home AND away first.. raather than make bold claims .... A fortress can easily be breached with the right ammunition !
Chix
05/11/2008 19:07:00
0
did he say it WAS or that he WANTS IT TO BE? read the paragraph chix
th3saint
05/11/2008 23:36:00
0
then he needs to build some higher walls......!!!
lincolnblue
09/11/2008 11:05:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Watson Signs New Saints Deal

Southampton have today confirmed that goalkeeping coach Dave Watson has extended his deal at St Mary's and now taken the position of Head of Goalkeeping.

Redmond & Hojbjerg Talk Zwolle

With new summer signings Nathan Redmond and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg both opening their Southampton accounts in the Dutch friendly against PEC Zwolle...

Puel Pleased With Zwolle Win

New manager Claude Puel was delighted to see Southampton open up their tour of Holland this summer with a comprehensive victory over PEC Zwolle.

Shane Set For Long Southampton Stay

Late yesterday evening, Southampton confirmed that striker Shane Long had been the latest to sign a new long term deal at St Mary's.

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)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster10%
Martina3%
Fonte5%
van Dijk7%
Bertrand3%
Wanyama2%
Romeu3%
Mane5%
Davis31%
Tadic18%
Long5%
Sub - Pelle2%
Sub - Ward-Prowse3%
Sub - Austin3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)