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Southampton FC Players Were Tired

Despite seeing his team lose at home to Swindon, Alan Pardew insists that his team still has a chance to make it to the playoffs.

Saints hopes of reaching the top six took a massive dent as they lost their first home game since November. The solitary goal was scored by Charlie Austin who is an ex Poole Town striker.

Alan Pardew was disappointed by the game after such a great day against Leeds United. Though he said that there would be a lot more of the good games to come.

'We've had a really, really tough season in trying to build this team and get it together.' He admitted 'There was a bit of fatigue there. There was also significant pressure to get the win and we were rash at times with our deliveries from the back.'

'We've got some good players here and we know we've got a good team. We've got to make sure we finish well and try to win every game until the end of the season.'

Saints at no time looked comfortable against Swindon who came with a game plan and fully deserved the win. Worse still we ran out of ideas as the game dragged on. At no time did we look capable of getting back into the game as we huffed and puffed. In fact Swindon could and should have scored at least one more as we grew more disconcerted.

I believe that we still need at least two players, maybe three to be the force of the division next season. It also looks as though AP will need to realign his thoughts as to how often some of our players can play in a week.


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Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 18 2010

Time: 7:24PM

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Alan Pardew has to find a way to stop this happening. It just is not good enough.
sfc4ghg
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18/03/2010 19:55:00

It is so bloody easy moaning when we lose. Instead, why not try making a sensible suggestion to help us understand where you are.
VSrednwhite
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18/03/2010 21:21:00

If they were tired why weren't theysubbed earlier? Not that hard to do is it?
VS sparkle
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18/03/2010 21:57:00

Pardew is going to lose creditability here... he ain't too popular with us after that Swindon comment of ' a draw will be like a win '
APG_STFC
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18/03/2010 22:12:00

He does seem to know how to upset people with thoughtless comments. The way Swindon played they certainly didn't play for a draw and got what they deserved.
SFC Forever
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18/03/2010 23:42:00

He says his players were tired. This is not the first time that that this has happened. I very much doubt that it will be the last. He strikes me as being unable to learn and change the system or players when needed.
sfc4ghg
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19/03/2010 20:06:00

 

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