UK time is: 14:22:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

An Interview With Talk Of The Tyne

We host Newcastle this weekend looking to build on the QPR result, so it was question time again.

With thanks to TNMW from our Vital Newcastle friends, Talk of the Tyne.

1) What are you expecting from the season?

Initially I was expecting good things but our fears of a weak squad are being realised. Top 8 would be success for us.

2) Any highlights from the season so far?

No real highlights apart from a good Europa cup run so far but as yet, we just haven't started.

3) Are you happy with your clubs business in the transfer window?

Easy question to answer this. A big fat NO!! We complained about our lack of defensive cover as well as the need to strengthen in other areas to keep the pressure on or try new formations but we've been found out on all levels. The club have this policy of not budging from their valuation but sometimes you have to pay a little over that to get a decent signing over the line. This stubbornness can cost us premier league prize money, European qualification or relegation if we're not careful.

4) Who is going to be your main dangerman when we play?

I would think that Ben Arfa will continue his good form but if we play anywhere near our potential then pick 1 from 6. Cisse, Ba, Ben Arfa, Shola, Sammy Ameobi, Jonas.

5) What are your weaknesses, any clues for the game will be appreciated :-)

Our biggest weakness apart from missing Coloccini and Cabaye is our confidence. It's near to rock bottom at the minute but with a European game on Thursday, this could change. On the playing side, Mike Williamson is nowhere near good enough to be playing for us.

6) Have you been surprised with how Saints have performed so far?

Not really as newly promoted sides always have spells where they either play really well and lose or play ok and win. I think it's the newness or teams not knowing how they will set up.

7) Do you have any thoughts on Nigel Adkins?

I don't really have many thoughts as he seems quite quiet as in, he's not on of these loud mouths who say or do controversial things, so I've not really paid much attention.

8) Has anyone stood out from our recent buys?

Again, there hasn't been a lot of coverage up here apart from the odd snippet on SSN but I've been following Nathaniel Clyne as we were linked with him. The people that stand out for me are the likes of Lallana and Ricky Lambert.

9) If you could take one of our players, who would it be and why?

Probably Ricky Lambert as he has something that we lack up front.

10) Who do you see as our main threat in the game?

Main threats are the two I've mentioned I think, that's if they're playing.

11) Finally, a prediction for the game please?

A prediction? Mmmm. Tricky. I feel it's all about us really. if we play to how we can then we'll win, simple as that, but we haven't played well at all for ages. I see a draw as a canny result which will stop the rot. 1-1.

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Saint Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 21 2012

Time: 5:08PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Pelle - Praise To The Whole Team (Saturday December 20 2014)

Unbelievable Spirit Delights Koeman (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Everton (Saturday December 20 2014)

Southampton v Everton: Team Line Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

Reed Set For Starting Debut? (Friday December 19 2014)

Targett Signs Contract Extension (Friday December 19 2014)

Wesley Sneijder Rumours Grow (Thursday December 18 2014)

Koeman Not Happy With Clough Behaviour (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 36
2. Rex Vulgaris 21
3. WillT 9

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Man City 17 12 3 2 22 39
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 15 29
6. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27
7. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 9 26
8. Swansea 17 7 4 6 3 25

Breaking League News

Villa to Do Permanent Deal for Cleverley
Man Utd : 21/12/2014 13:28:00
United Linked to a Trio of Midfield Talent
Man Utd : 21/12/2014 13:18:00
United Interest in Bale Re-Ignited
Man Utd : 21/12/2014 13:10:00
The Ped Report.. City 3-0 Crystal Palace
Man City : 21/12/2014 12:52:00
Tyne-Wear Derby: Team News
Sunderland : 21/12/2014 12:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Bertrand 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Reed 0%
S Davis 0%
Ward-Prowse 100%
Long 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Targett 0%
Sub - Gape 0%