Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Poortvliet proud of young Saints

Poortvliet proud of young Saints

Dutch boss Jan Poortvliet has done what eight other managers have tried and failed - won at the Madejski stadium. Thanks to a prolific Bradley Wright-Phillips the Saints were able to end Reading`s unbeaten home record and complete their fourth away win of the season.

'I am a happy man.' Poortvliet said. 'I am proud of the boys and what they did today. I am proud of the fans who were here and supported us too, because that's what we needed and that's what we deserved."

Just fewer than 4,000 Saints fans made the trip up the M3 to Reading and will not forget the unexpected win. Poortvliet was proud of the travelling supporters: 'I am delighted for them,' he said. 'We had fantastic support - they were loud and they supported us for the whole game. I hope that we can all do it again against Plymouth on Tuesday."

The Dutchman predicted a 2-1 Saints win before the match: 'My wife asked me what we were going to do and I told her we'd win 2-1 because I had a dream about it last night,' Poortvliet said. 'I told her that she should have a bet on it, and I bet she wishes she had because we all knew it would come together at some point!"

Next for the Saints is Plymouth Argyle at home, who sit impressively in 7th place on 28 points. Half of their points have come away from home and they are on the back of a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City.



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

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Sunday November 23 2008
Time: 2:39PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Baltimore In July For Southampton

Following the announcement of the return to Holland the other day, Southampton have now confirmed that the first team will be heading to Baltimore for a pre season training...

Saints Retain Category 1 Academy Status

Southampton have today been awarded a new three year Category One licence for our Academy set up.

Wanyama Completes Tottenham Switch

Southampton have today confirmed the expected move of midfielder Victor Wanyama to Tottenham Hotspur.

Pellegrini Ruled Out Of Saints Job

It's being reported today that former potential favourite, ex Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, will not be taking the job on 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%
Martina1%
Fonte2%
van Dijk8%
Bertrand4%
Wanyama2%
Romeu2%
Mane6%
Davis36%
Tadic20%
Long4%
Sub - Pelle2%
Sub - Ward-Prowse1%
Sub - Austin2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mark Clutterbrook2