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Southampton Playoff Hopes?

Southampton Playoff Hopes?

After Saturday's disappointing 2-1 defeat at Tranmere, Saints missed out on a golden opportunity to make ground on fellow promotion hopefulls as Swindon and Hudderfield lost, and Millwall and Walsall drew. The result leaves us in 10th, 15 points behind the play-off zone, but now crucially with only ONE game in hand as Millwall's draw gave them that coveted 6th position!

Team's that may slip as the run in approaches will be Swindon and Huddersfield in my opinion, and I think Millwall will stay the distance, but can we catch either of these teams up, whilst not forgetting Bristol Rovers or MK Dons . . . A look at the run in shows that, with matches against Leeds, MK Dons, Bristol Rovers, Swindon and Charlton, it will be tricky, but we will also have a chance to gain points against these higher teams, and in truth we do thrive in these sorts of matches!

The crucial matches will be AWAY matches against teams like Brighton, Yeovil and Gillingham and we need to banish our fear of playing away vs. teams like Exeter, Brentford, Wycombe and now Tranmere; these will be the crucial games when we will begin to see whether this team can get us into the championship this season. I think it is unlikely that we will reach the promised land this season, and I think we realistically need now to win ALL our remaining games to stand a chance!

Nonetheless, next season is looking very promising and, if we don't make it this season, I definitely think that we will achieve promotion next season ! COYR ! ! ! !




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Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Monday March 8 2010
Time: 4:38PM

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Don't think it matters so much this season how we do. Next seasont it will and we will all be urging the team on to glory. We will be singing all year long.
VS sparkle
08/03/2010 17:27:00
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The manager is still saying that we have a chance but I don't think so. He seems unable to help us get anything away at the lower league teams.
VSgirlT
08/03/2010 21:52:00
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Our hopes have been cruelly dashed. Worse is the fact that a diabolical referee has had to have the power to aid our dreams ending for this season. We will do better next season.
stellarnw
08/03/2010 22:26:00
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We have blown it big time. Blame the referee if you want but in the end we just weren't good enough to make it this season. I hope that we will be next season.
VSrednwhite
08/03/2010 23:29:00
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Looks as though it is nearly over for this season. We will keep trying until we no longer have a chance but it does look as though the Tranmere game finished our hopes for thie time being.
SFC Forever
12/03/2010 00:15:00
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