Saints tomorrow, here’s the It’s a Fix extract/update from KK210 :
PLAY THE BEAST AND HE WILL SCORE……
15) SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH SAINTS (AWAY) KO 3PM
Second season back in the top flight. for the first Last trophy FA Cup in 1976 (beat rags 1-0) Recent connection : Wayne Bridge.71st league meeting.
Some celeb fans : Craig David, David Gower, David Frost, Fiona Phillips, Holly Valance
Last season : At The Etihad first game of the season in August it was a 3-2 City win. Tevez opened (40), Lambert equalised (59), then S Davis put them ahead (68) though Dzeko (72) equalised and Nasri clinched it (80) after Silva had his weak penalty saved. Crowd was 46,190 with 1924 Saints.
They finished in 14th place with 41 points
In the Capital One Cup: They lost 3-0 away to Leeds in the 4th
In the FA Cup: They lost 5-1 to Chelsea at home in the 3rd rd
This season so far: They’re in 8th place with 22 points from 14 games and 4 wins, 2 draws and 1loss at home.
In the Capital One Cup they beat Barnsley away 5-1, Bristol City home 2-1 but went out at Sunderland 2-1
Our form at Southampton: last season it was that 1-3 loss, Pancheon opened (7) S Davis made it 2 (22) Dzeko pulled one back (39) but Barry’s own goal (46) clinched it for them. Crowd was 31,738 with 3,129 Blues. Prior to that only one loss in 9.
For City : LDWLWDDWWW
Groundwise: No change to St Mary’s and we’ll be in our usual spot to the LHSide of the goal. It’s a long trip but better than going to London.
St. Mary’s : Capacity: 32,690 (3,000 for City
Comment: signings included Lowren on a free, Wanyoma £12M, Osvaldo £15M whilst Puncheon and Billy Sharp were the main departures.
There was outcry when Nigel Adkins was sacked and replaced by the unknown Mauricio Pichettino, but the non English speaking Argentinian hit the ground running and has continued to do so this season taking them up to 3rd place with powerful displays and some great results. They’ve dropped to 8th after a stutter and have just lost to Villa at home which is good news. After last season’s debacle we shouldn’t be taking them lightly and 3 points for us would be a huge boost. We must match their workrate, and if we play like we did at West Brom (for 85 minutes!) then a win looks likely.…..
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 11,612 in 1955/56 and this season it’s 30,371
Sat Nav: S014 5FX