Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Southampton FC Players Were Tired

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.


Join Vital Saints

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saints.



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

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Thursday March 18 2010
Time: 7:24PM

Comments

0
Alan Pardew has to find a way to stop this happening. It just is not good enough.
sfc4ghg
18/03/2010 19:55:00
0
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
18/03/2010 21:21:00
0
If they were tired why weren't theysubbed earlier? Not that hard to do is it?
VS sparkle
18/03/2010 21:57:00
0
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
18/03/2010 22:12:00
0
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
18/03/2010 23:42:00
0
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
19/03/2010 20:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

2016/17 Golden Glove Battle (28/3/17)

The final international break of the Premier League 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year's Golden Glove battle could still take a twist or turn.

Liverpool Defender In With Van Dijk To Chelsea?

It's being reported that Southampton will turn summer attentions to Mamadou Sakho with on going speculation that Virgil van Dijk is a target for Chelsea.

Davis Northern Ireland Player Of The Year 2017

Over the weekend Southampton midfielder Steven Davis was named Northern Ireland's Player of the Year for 2017.

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)

Tottenham MotM
Suggested By:
Forster2%
Soares0%
Stephens4%
Romeu41%
Yoshida0%
Davis0%
Bertrand4%
Ward-Prowse25%
Tadic12%
Redmond4%
Gabbiadini4%
Sub-Long0%
Sub-Boufal4%
Sub-Rodriguez0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 5:30PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Saint1
2.Bob Knox1
The Vital Football Members League