Southampton v Burnley - Match Thread

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BTripz posted this 13 October 2016

Not seen one started yet so thought I'd chuck this bit of news in

23m23 minutes ago

are confident that both Sofiane Boufal and Jay Rodriguez will be ready to face Burnley following a successful 2 weeks of training

I have a feeling in my water for this one.

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pap posted this 13 October 2016

Good man, bTripz.  We got a win last time you started one of these.

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Mr_Pharmacist posted this 13 October 2016

Can't take Burnley for granted, they were unlucky to lose against Arsenal, and handily turned over a previously tricky Watford side 2-0.

 

That said... the kind of game we ought to win. Hope Boufal gets a few minutes.

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Stevie61163 posted this 13 October 2016

to the tune of the Marian Pahars song

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane

oh oh oh Sofiane

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pap posted this 13 October 2016

Better than Barry Glendenning's effort.

You're Boufal to the tune of " you're beautiful" by James Blunt.

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MrTrampoline posted this 13 October 2016

Originally posted by Stevie61163

to the tune of the Marian Pahars song

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane

oh oh oh Sofiane

 I was thinking just the same! 

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Fatso posted this 13 October 2016

Originally posted by Mr_Pharmacist

Can't take Burnley for granted, they were unlucky to lose against Arsenal, and handily turned over a previously tricky Watford side 2-0.

 

That said... the kind of game we ought to win. Hope Boufal gets a few minutes.

 exactly. We shouldn't be taking Burnley for granted. Could be a tough game.

 

 

 

4-0

Saint or sinner posted this 13 October 2016

Jay and Sofiane both getting some game time would be great just before we go to the San Siro. Any updates on the knocks picked up on international duty?

Will this be the game that we start scoring a decent percentage of our chances?

I'm with Fatso 4-0. Virgil first goal, Højbejerg last goal. Bookies a little bit richer probably

Goatboy posted this 13 October 2016

I have a feeling JWP will score in this one.

2-0 Saints.

BTripz posted this 13 October 2016

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Jay and Sofiane both getting some game time would be great just before we go to the San Siro. Any updates on the knocks picked up on international duty?

Will this be the game that we start scoring a decent percentage of our chances?

I'm with Fatso 4-0. Virgil first goal, Højbejerg last goal. Bookies a little bit richer probably

Not good reading

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steveintheforest posted this 13 October 2016 - Last edited 13 October 2016

This game has 'potential banana skin' written all over it, so a mate was telling me earlier.

Personally, I think we'll win easily and it'll set us up nicely for another win in Milan

3 nil Saints I reckon

 

BTripz posted this 13 October 2016

so no Bertrand and no Targett

does that mean McQueen or Stephens gets a chance or do we risk Yoshi at left back?

BTW is Jack Stephens related to Schlong??

Saint or sinner posted this 13 October 2016

 Cheers BTripz. Not good at all. Looks like Maya at LB then. Not sure Claude would start with one of the youngsters. Has Martina ever played LB for us?

Saint or sinner posted this 13 October 2016

 Cheers BTripz. Not good at all. Looks like Maya at LB then. Not sure Claude would start with one of the youngsters. Has Martina ever played LB for us?

steveintheforest posted this 13 October 2016

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

 Cheers BTripz. Not good at all. Looks like Maya at LB then. Not sure Claude would start with one of the youngsters. Has Martina ever played LB for us?

I don't see why Puel wouldn't start with one of the youngsters. He's shown he's not afraid to make bold decisions and has said from the start he'd give them a go if the opportunity arose.

From what I've heard Sam McQueen has been playing well for the under 23's and Jack Stephens played the full 90 in  England under 21's 5-0 win the other night. Both must have a bit about them. 

Stephens is more a centre half or sometimes defensive midfielder tho' so I wouldn't of thought he'd play him out of position.

I don't remember Martina playing LB but was bought originally for his versatility to play anywhere across the defence so he's a possibility .... depends on Seesaws fitness I suppose.

 

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steveintheforest posted this 13 October 2016

My guess would be something like this against Burnley.

 

                   Forster

Martina   Yoshi   VVW   McQueen

                   Romeu

         Clasie            JWP

                 Tadic (Boufal)

        Redmond        Austin

 

Fonte, Davis, Targett and Hoijberjg rested for Milan. Boufal switched with Tadic after an hour or vice versa.

Good strong team

Saint or sinner posted this 13 October 2016

True about Puel and i would be happy to see Mc Queen play, just think he'll go for the safest option, as i consider this an important game. 3 points will set us up nicely in the PL and come with the added feel good factor going into the Inter game.

I won't mention the added bonus of going for our clean sheet record as that got me down voted before for tempting fate.

 

Let's see what surprises Cluade gives us this weekend.

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Saint or sinner posted this 13 October 2016

Originally posted by steveintheforest

My guess would be something like this against Burnley.

 

                   Forster

Martina   Yoshi   VVW   McQueen

                   Romeu

         Clasie            JWP

                 Tadic (Boufal)

        Redmond        Austin

 

Fonte, Davis, Targett and Hoijberjg rested for Milan. Boufal switched with Tadic after an hour or vice versa.

Good strong team

I'd take that. Looks good and a decent bench* if changes are needed. I like your confidence in Yoshi and McQueen both in the back line(will Cluade be as brave?).

*It wasn't that long ago that i was looking at who needed replacing so we had a decent first 11. Now i see a squad that that are all capable of coming on and changing a game.

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steveintheforest posted this 13 October 2016

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

True about Puel and i would be happy to see Mc Queen play, just think he'll go for the safest option, as i consider this an important game. 3 points will set us up nicely in the PL and come with the added feel good factor going into the Inter game.

I won't mention the added bonus of going for our clean sheet record as that got me down voted before for tempting fate.

 

Let's see what surprises Cluade gives us this weekend.

Surely the safe option would be to put a round peg in a round hole and McQueen is third choice LB as far as I know.

You right about Puel tho ... he does think outside the box, so who knows

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Simon says posted this 13 October 2016

I think we have to go as close to full strength as possible in this one. They won't be a pushover by any means.

With the injuries we have we can't afford to rest anybody else out of choice.

Hopefully we are in a position that we can give Boufal and Jay some minutes so that they can have more game time in Milan, thus allowing some rotation and keeping things fresh.

Saint or sinner posted this 13 October 2016 - Last edited 13 October 2016

Originally posted by Simon says

I think we have to go as close to full strength as possible in this one. They won't be a pushover by any means.

With the injuries we have we can't afford to rest anybody else out of choice.

Hopefully we are in a position that we can give Boufal and Jay some minutes so that they can have more game time in Milan, thus allowing some rotation and keeping things fresh.

This is the more realistic solution, but i wouldn't put money on it with Puel and i love a risky bet. Thing is, i like what he's doing. I smiled when Hesketh got the nod(still do despite how it worked out) so i hope McQueen gets the nod as it will show Puel has seen something(or had a belief reinforced) during the international break. I do have a slight reservation about Maya in the back line at the same time, but he is not such a liability in the middle and strange as it sounds, i have a feeling Puel prefers him to José.