Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Pardew Gets Back To Business

Pardew Gets Back To Business

The period of mourning that our club has gone through has left the players raring to go. They are determined to show their desire to fullfill the dreams and work that Markus did for Southampton.

Talking to the Saints Player Alan told of the frustration felt by the players as they kicked their heels waiting for the chance to get back out on the field of play.

He explained, 'When you get through pre-season, your first game, your first cup game and then have to have ten days off, means we are crawling off the walls to get a game.'

The last few days had been tough he added. Also adding that he was pleased with the turn-out for the memorial service and the way that the fans had reacted with the tributes etc.

Turning away from the sadness felt over our leader, he added that as professionals it was now time to turn our attention to the game with Orient.

He said the atmosphere should be a celebration of Markus rather than a sad reflection of the loss. 'He was a big joyful, happy man, and I hope the stadium is like that on Saturday, I really do.'

The break between matches has helped the injured recover, which is a big plus. Ricky Lambert is a definite starter and both Lallana and Puncheon though not 100% should also be starting.

Leyton Orient have started with two losses but AP insists that they will be a tough nut to crack. Last season they gave us one of our hardest matches so he says he is taking nothing for granted.

With less capital to throw about Leyton Orient are more a team of 100%'ers and they never stop trying and fighting. Alan added that we need to match their endeavour to get the chance to show our worth.

I have to agree with him there. If we have learned to scrap for the right to play then we should be able to win with our quality being able to shine.

Three points and an improvement on the Bournemouth performance is all we really want to see today. Against the Cherries we had to scrap before adding the quality towards the end of the match. An improvement on that and we should win with a modicum of comfort.



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

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Saturday August 21 2010
Time: 8:19AM

Comments

0
I don't like not being able to go so often this season but i will be listening.
VsGirlT
21/08/2010 13:34:00
0
Alan didn't get his wish but there were signs that we are close to taking off. Lee was really close to starting a run glut and with a little bit of luck we would have seen one start against Orient.
SFC Forever
23/08/2010 18:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Baltimore In July For Southampton

Following the announcement of the return to Holland the other day, Southampton have now confirmed that the first team will be heading to Baltimore for a pre season training...

Saints Retain Category 1 Academy Status

Southampton have today been awarded a new three year Category One licence for our Academy set up.

Wanyama Completes Tottenham Switch

Southampton have today confirmed the expected move of midfielder Victor Wanyama to Tottenham Hotspur.

Pellegrini Ruled Out Of Saints Job

It's being reported today that former potential favourite, ex Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, will not be taking the job on at St Mary's.

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)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster10%
Martina1%
Fonte2%
van Dijk8%
Bertrand4%
Wanyama2%
Romeu2%
Mane6%
Davis36%
Tadic20%
Long4%
Sub - Pelle2%
Sub - Ward-Prowse1%
Sub - Austin2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mark Clutterbrook3