Saturday, 21 March 2009

Stage set for agonising April as Saints salvage point

David McGoldrick’s second half strike was enough to secure a point for Saints at Blackpool today, but, with games running out, their failure to get all three may prove costly come the final reckoning.

Blackpool 0 – Saints 0

Saints fought back bravely after conceding a dodgy penalty in the first half, but this is nonetheless a result which extends their run of matches without a win to four. The result was even more excruciating to bear for the one thousand strong travelling contingent with Andrew Surman hitting the post from a free kick deep in stoppage time.

Other results, though, did go Saints’ way for once and a string of good results and a bit of luck will still see them to safety. It is not all over, though Radio Solent analyser and ex-Saints boss Dave Merrington feels Mark Wotte may not be giving his side their best chance of survival. He criticised the Dutch Head Coach for not being more positive and playing two wide men from the start, a change which paid dividends when it was eventually made in the second half.

Saints now have a two week break to work on their shortcomings and prepare for a month of fixtures which will determine the future of the club. I just hope they can take the pressure- I know I can’t.

1 comment:

philw said...

April just got worse (and no, it's not an April Fool):

Shares in Southampton suspended

Be interested to see your take on this, Bill. Can Saints survive?

Which team will fill the third relegation spot?

Four games left. Will Saints survive?

Would you be in favour of a return for Rupert?