Southampton - Has Nicola Found Saints A 24 Carat Gem
UK time is: 14:16:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Has Nicola Found Saints A 24 Carat Gem

Against Everton we saw our team continue with the same formation that Nigel had used. New manager Mauricio Pochettino watched as his new team played their hearts out and earn a well deserved point.

Wednesday evening though was a different story. At half time we made it to the break trailing by 2 goals to 1 and looking like a valiant team of triers that were destined for defeat.

The team came out and immediately changed the tempo of the game by going on an all out attack which came so close to success. The only ingredient missing from our total domination was a goal.

Why the change? I believe the change came from a double substitution. Adam Lallana and Steve Davis coming on and a little tampering with the formation suddenly changed us into a properly functioning outfit.

Mp proved that he can change things when necessary and he clearly appears to have the team with him already. so as bad as we felt losing Nigel, have we in fact found us a gem that can achieve the dream that our chairman has spoken about?

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate

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

The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 31 2013

Time: 8:28PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Man of the hour and hopefully our man of decade. He has shown that he can change things but my only reservation would be that we did have a match winner to fall back on.
Report Abuse
31/01/2013 20:43:00

Bit early to say that he is what we need but ok start.
Report Abuse
31/01/2013 21:14:00

I agree it is early but so far the signs have looked good. VSrnw you can't seriously have thought we would so well at United surely.
Report Abuse
31/01/2013 22:05:00

Brave move by Poch, and justified. Love Adkins ut at least Poch is doing what we wanted him to. Stella don't quite agree, remember earlier in the season when we went at teams under Adkins like we did against United. It tells me Poch can get exactly what Nige did, and that pleases me.
Vital Saint
Report Abuse
01/02/2013 04:15:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

Infographic - Most Fouled....Mané (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Pelle To Miss Manchester City (Monday November 23 2015)

Tadic & Long Talk Stoke (Monday November 23 2015)

Koeman Disappointed With Stoke Loss (Monday November 23 2015)

Audio - Koeman On Stoke Loss (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Southampton v Stoke City (Saturday November 21 2015)

Southampton v Stoke - Team Line Ups (Saturday November 21 2015)

Club Consider JRod Options (Friday November 20 2015)

Long Pleased With Return (Friday November 20 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 8 20
8. Southampton 13 5 5 3 5 20
9. Liverpool 13 5 5 3 2 20
10. Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 1 19
11. Stoke 13 5 4 4 -1 19

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Mourinho and Costa in Bust Up?
» Chelsea : 25/11/2015 12:57:01
Two Wins on the Bounce?
» Chelsea : 25/11/2015 12:51:00
Infographic - Man City With And Without Key Duo
» Man City : 25/11/2015 11:50:01
Burchy's View - Sunderland (h)
» Crystal Palace : 25/11/2015 11:42:00
Mourinho Lambastes Maccabi Pitch!
» Chelsea : 25/11/2015 11:32:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 0%
Soares 0%
Fonte 0%
van Dijk 25%
Bertrand 0%
Wanyama 25%
Clasie 25%
Long 0%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Mane 0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 25%
Sub - Juanmi 0%