Thursday, 20 November 2008

Home Defeats leave Saints a point off drop-zone

Consecutive home league defeats against Preston and Wolves have landed Saints back in the relegation mire ahead of their trip to Reading today.

Saints 0 - Preston 1
Saints 1 - Wolves 2

Given Saints' form on Sky this year, they were hamstrung from the start of their televised match against Preston. And that disappointing result was followed by defeat at the hands of promotion-chasing Wolves on Saturday. Two easy first half goals were enough to secure victory for the visitors, their men allowed to float into the box unmarked on both occassions. Despite hitting the post in the second half, Saints never looked like getting anything from the game, especially after the dismissal of Jason Euell.

Points are going to be hard to come by during a tough set of fixtures during December and many pundits are predicting Saints to be firmly stuck in the relegation zone come the start of the year. After a brace of poor results a tough trip to promotion-chasing Reading awaits Jan's boys today, and the Dutch Head Coach will have to pull off a few tactical changes if Saints are to get anything from the game.

1 comment:

Saints No Disbelieving said...

A great win against Reading though, which I had said about the 17/2 odds the bookies were giving out being very high. a lot of people I know made a profit.

Which team will fill the third relegation spot?

Four games left. Will Saints survive?

Would you be in favour of a return for Rupert?