UK time is: 00:31:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

No winning start for George

George Burley had little time to turn round saints fortunes on Boxing Day, and he saw a hastily thrown together team soundly beaten by an in-form Watford side.

Saints defensive problems continued due to injuries, so Delap and Mills started at centre back and were never a match for the powerful Watford front line of Darius Henderson and Marlon King.

Darius Henderson opened the scoring within the half hour when he climbed above Rory Delap and Matthew Mills to head into the net.

The home side doubled their lead when a Anthony McNamee free kick was headed down by King and Clarke Carlisle tapped in from close range.

At half time Burley brought on Tomasz Hajto to try and add some aerial power to our 'out muscled' defense. Unfortunately he turned into his own net in the first minute of the second half, and it was game over.

Burley hadn't had much preparation time with his new squad and things won't get any easier, as he now has only one day to prepare for his first home game - the visit of Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Antti Niemi is set to return for the match, after missing the Watford game with a virus.

Saints defensive worries continue with Danny Higginbotham out for up to three weeks, plus Claus Lundekvam and Michael Svensson are still unavailabe.

Darren Powell does return from a one match ban and is likely to start.




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



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer: Stef C Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 27 2005

Time: 6:47PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

Stats: West Brom v Southampton (Saturday February 28 2015)

Yoshida Expecting Tight Albion Game (Friday February 27 2015)

Albion Onus Is On Us - Davis (Friday February 27 2015)

Justice For Jeff Astle (Thursday February 26 2015)

Clyne & Alderweireld To Manchester (Thursday February 26 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

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Man City 26 16 7 3 31 55
3. Man Utd 27 14 8 5 20 50
4. Arsenal 26 14 6 6 20 48
5. Southampton 27 14 4 9 18 46
6. Liverpool 26 13 6 7 9 45
7. Spurs 26 13 5 8 5 44
8. Swansea 27 11 7 9 -3 40

Breaking League News

Monk: 'They Weren't Penalties At All'
Swansea : 28/02/2015 20:56:00
Dyche: There Wasn't Anything Between The 2 Sides
Swansea : 28/02/2015 20:49:00
40 Points, Up to 8th In The League!
Swansea : 28/02/2015 18:48:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Man City (H)
Liverpool : 28/02/2015 18:43:00
AUDIO - Sam`s Disappointment
West Ham : 28/02/2015 17:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forster 0%
Gardos 0%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Clyne 0%
Bertrand 0%
Wanyama 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Mane 0%
Sub - Elia 0%
Sub - S Davis 0%
Sub - Long 0%