UK time is: 10:29:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Saints vs. Brighton

St Mary's Stadium

2/1/06

15.00

Saints v Brighton-Preview

Saints start the new year with a home derby against Brighton. Lets hope we can start a fresh today and get 2006 off to a winning start.

Antti Niemi:

Speaking to Saintsfc.co.uk:

'The Brighton game is a massive game - make no mistake about it. It is a home game and we really need to win it'

'It is a must-win game. Four defeats in a row is not good and we have conceded quite a few goals, which we have not done before. We really need to turn things around'

Saints Team News:

Saints extensive injury list means they will still be without Danny Higginbotham, Michael Svensson, Claus Lundekvam, Darren Powell, Kamil Kosowski, Mathew Oakley, Tomasz Hajto and Marian Pahars. Nathan Dyer could also possible miss out with a dead leg.

Nigel Quashie should return from a knee injury.

Infact we'd only need another striker and a keeper out and we'd have have a whole first team missing!

Player to watch: Nathan Dyer

Dyer impressed in his last outing and if he can recover from his dead leg and play today, it will be a great chance for him to follow the lead of Theo Walcott and force his way into Burley's first team plans.

Brighton Team News:

Colin Kazim-Richards, Paul Reid and Dean Hammond are all suspended while Charlie Oatway and striker Federico Turienzo are injured.

Player to watch: Leon Knight

The 23 year old striker has scored 5 times already this season, twice against Crystal Palace.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints have rarely met their south coast neighbours in competitive competition, though they were our first and last opponents at The Dell.

Our last competitive meeting was an away game in the League Cup in 2001. Saints won 3-0.

Head-to-head in all competitions Saints have won 18 times, Brighton 6 times, and 8 have been drawn.

Match Prediction:

2-0. Hopefully our makeshift defence will have settled and gained some understanding now. The return of Quashie should also sure up the midfield.

Next Fixtures:




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

The Journalist

Writer: Stef C Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 2 2006

Time: 12:07PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

Krueger - A Special Day We Will Remember (Wednesday October 22 2014)

A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning (Monday October 20 2014)

Players Respond To Sunderland Win (Sunday October 19 2014)

Koeman - EIGHT Nil Is Not Normal (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Sunderland (Saturday October 18 2014)

Koeman & Pelle Bag The Awards (Friday October 17 2014)

Davis Extends Southampton Deal (Friday October 17 2014)

Koeman - Holland Will Have To Wait (Thursday October 16 2014)

Attacking Intent Important For Koeman (Thursday October 16 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. Rex Vulgaris 21
2. Vital Saint 19
3. StuSaint 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 +15 22
2. Man City 8 5 2 1 +10 17
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 +14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 +4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 +1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 +3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 +2 11

Breaking League News

Dull and uninspiring
Everton : 24/10/2014 10:00:00
Madrid Want a Permanent Deal!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 07:48:00
Happy Birthday Roman
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 07:32:00
Cech Heading for Turkey?
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 07:31:00
Whelan suffers fractured leg
Stoke : 24/10/2014 00:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 3%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Bertrand 13%
S Davis 0%
Schneiderlin 6%
Cork 6%
Long 0%
Pelle 6%
Tadic 66%
Sub - Mane 0%
Sub - Wanyama 0%
Sub - Mayuka 0%