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Southampton Pre-Season 2010/11

The main squad played against FC Thun in Switzerland. They lost 4-2 but at least made the score more respectable after trailing 4-0 at on time.

The reserves or Under-21 squad now under new coach Martin Hunter went to Havant and Waterlooville where the lost 2-1.

Alan Pardew didn't appear unduly concerned as he stressed that this was a game which probably came too soon in the pre-season training.

He stressed how tired the team looked after three hard training periods per day, and that it was also likely that they were feeling the effects of the sun.

He told Jordan Sibley,Club Spokesman, 'We have worked really hard over the last few day, perhaps too hard. Continuing he added that they looked tired after training that morning.

He also added that if the team were to return to play FC Thun in a few weeks he would expect a much closer game even against the quality that the Swiss team had.

Meanwhile in Havant the Under-21 team had their first match under their new boss. Martin Hunter also seemed pleased by what he had seen even though his side lost.

The main thing for him was the way the team tried to do the thinngs that he and Jason Dodd put across at half-time. He also said he was pleased with the approach play and the chances we made. Including the disallowed goal.


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Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 14 2010

Time: 11:03AM

Your Comments

Alan Pardew may have had a valid point when saying that the players looked really tired. I feel that he could be trying to get the team ready in too much of a hurry. Tired players are the ones that get injured more often than that are fresh.
SFC Forever
I hope that we can start winning soon because so far three games and three losses is not ideal preperation for me.
VSrednwhite
Reading the news on the OS it does seem as though the management are relatively content. Let us all hope that we all have reason to be more cheerful soon.
sfc4ghg
If the team are getting ready to kick start the season I hope that they don't leave all of their energy at the training grounds. At least it is only friendlies and the real start till next month.doesn't
VSgirlT
Having read the reports from the game over again I am still left wondering why we have started against a good team so early? Is it just to show the players that we still have such a long way to go? Right this minute I would love to see how much better we will be when we meet Sochaux this weekend. If AP is seemingly unconcerned I see no reason to panic.
SFC Forever
i'm with you there but i will wait for improvement in each game before being happy.
VS sparkle
I think the way we start playing after returning will be a better time to tell how we are doing. Sochaux should hopefully show us in a better frame of fitness.
sfc4ghg
 

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