Tuesday, 7 April 2009

JP up to size as Saints make point against Watford

It is all too probably too little, too late, but it is possible to take some heart from tonight's draw against Watford after a week of misery on the south coast.

Watford 2 - Saints 2

Having lost all six encounters since the sides met in 2003 - in the semi finals of the FA Cup; how times have changed - few gave Saints much hope of success in their game in hand at Vicarage Road tonight. However, the side managed to bounce back from Saturday's horror show and claim a point, with Mark Wotte going for broke with a 4-2-4 formation.

The star of the show was JP Saeijs, whose header opened proceedings before Saints displayed their trademark inability to hang onto a lead. However, the Dutch defender made up for giving away a penalty on Saturday by winning his side a point minutes from time with a sweetly struck free kick.

Saints still look near-certainties for relegation but football is a funny old game and the remaining five fixtures could throw up anything. They remain two points behind and Saturday's trip to Wolves is not the most inviting; but, being Saints, you just never know.

1 comment:

JP Saeijs said...

JP puts in another sizable performance from the back.

I really can't see the club getting a 10 point deduction, certainly not this season. However, this leaves the door wide open for a 10 point deduction next season, a harrowing prospect considering the number of players Saints will be selling or getting rid of in the summer.

Wotte can we say the future holds for Saints, well, they're simply too big to fold, investment can come in many forms and many people, including certain South Coast pop stars...

Which team will fill the third relegation spot?

Four games left. Will Saints survive?

Would you be in favour of a return for Rupert?