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Wotte: Not a happy weekend for us

Southampton boss Mark Wotte confesses that this weekend's results did not help his sides' chances of staying in the Championship.

The Saints came crashing at Sheffield Wednesday, and two goals from Luke Varney put the Saints on the brink of relegation.

'It's a devastating result and I think Sheffield Wednesday wanted to show something after their last result,' he told saintsfc.co.uk.

'We were fighting in the first twenty minutes and were playing direct football instead of passing it but the first key moment was their goal which was clearly off-side.'

The Dutchman is aware that the future of the club is not in their hands: 'I am very disappointed about the result and we need a miracle to stay up now because we need to get six points and rely on other results in the last two games.'

Nottingham Forest beat Coventry City to add salt into the wound for the Saints. The result for Forest could well send the Saints to the third tier of English football which has been unknown territory for 49 years.






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The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 19 2009

Time: 11:16PM

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So disappointing. Where have all our strikers gone?
SaintIan
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20/04/2009 08:20:00

So disappointing. Where have all our strikers gone?
SaintIan
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20/04/2009 08:20:00

Loans. That's the problem. Loaning out Stern John, Rasiak and Saganowksi at the beginning of the season has killed us. BUT, that's the financial situation we find ourselves in. We haven't scored enough goals this season, which is why it looks like league 1 football next year...
abesaint
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20/04/2009 19:17:00

Loans. That's the problem. Loaning out Stern John, Rasiak and Saganowksi at the beginning of the season has killed us. BUT, that's the financial situation we find ourselves in. We haven't scored enough goals this season, which is why it looks like league 1 football next year...
abesaint
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20/04/2009 19:17:00

I hear what you're saying, but surely those players that we have here should be making the effort? Or am I expecting too much? Saga, Euell, BWP and Smith were dreadful on Saturday, and have been for the last five or six games. What happened to those strikers that I watched 'batter' Ipswich?
SaintIan
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21/04/2009 13:01:00

I hear what you're saying, but surely those players that we have here should be making the effort? Or am I expecting too much? Saga, Euell, BWP and Smith were dreadful on Saturday, and have been for the last five or six games. What happened to those strikers that I watched 'batter' Ipswich?
SaintIan
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21/04/2009 13:01:00

Fingers crossed for a Barnsley win at Coventry tonite. That would be another nail in your coffin. Play up Barnsley.
storagematt
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21/04/2009 16:24:00

Fingers crossed for a Barnsley win at Coventry tonite. That would be another nail in your coffin. Play up Barnsley.
storagematt
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21/04/2009 16:24:00

Coventry did us a massive favour. We were two minutes away from being six points off safety, and effectively relegated. Thank god for Coventry's equalizer. We STILL have a very SMALL chance of staying up! COYR!
abesaint
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22/04/2009 11:19:00

Coventry did us a massive favour. We were two minutes away from being six points off safety, and effectively relegated. Thank god for Coventry's equalizer. We STILL have a very SMALL chance of staying up! COYR!
abesaint
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22/04/2009 11:19:00

Oh and SaintIan, about the strikers. They just don't seem hungry enough. When Saga came back he looked hot and was scoring left right and centre. Euell seems to have a very good game, then a terrible one. Everyone know's that BWP is so inconsistent. I think that because the squad is so young, their heads tend to drop more easily than other sides...
abesaint
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22/04/2009 11:20:00

Oh and SaintIan, about the strikers. They just don't seem hungry enough. When Saga came back he looked hot and was scoring left right and centre. Euell seems to have a very good game, then a terrible one. Everyone know's that BWP is so inconsistent. I think that because the squad is so young, their heads tend to drop more easily than other sides...
abesaint
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22/04/2009 11:20:00

abesaint, Euell, BWP and Saga are not kids - even if the squad is young. They are seasoned professionals who should be the leaders in our team. They for me have been the most disappointing this season, not just for their lack of goals, but for not showing the fight, determination and will to win that is required of a Southampton football player!
SaintIan
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23/04/2009 10:55:00

abesaint, Euell, BWP and Saga are not kids - even if the squad is young. They are seasoned professionals who should be the leaders in our team. They for me have been the most disappointing this season, not just for their lack of goals, but for not showing the fight, determination and will to win that is required of a Southampton football player!
SaintIan
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23/04/2009 10:55:00

Yeah, you're absolutely right. They should be the one's carrying the younger one's. They have all had patches throughout the season (Saga second half) where their showed their class, but it wasn't consistent enough. Like you said, they have been the most disappointing this season.
abesaint
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23/04/2009 13:33:00

Yeah, you're absolutely right. They should be the one's carrying the younger one's. They have all had patches throughout the season (Saga second half) where their showed their class, but it wasn't consistent enough. Like you said, they have been the most disappointing this season.
abesaint
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23/04/2009 13:33:00

6 years after a Wembley final and your in the 3 division, well there will be no gloating from me, not like you did to me in the 70's when we went t the fourth tier of english football, and the precarious position we are in i year after winning the cup, we will see you soon either up here in the prem or in the championship. play up pompey
plymouth graham
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23/04/2009 17:47:00

6 years after a Wembley final and your in the 3 division, well there will be no gloating from me, not like you did to me in the 70's when we went t the fourth tier of english football, and the precarious position we are in i year after winning the cup, we will see you soon either up here in the prem or in the championship. play up pompey
plymouth graham
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