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6 minutes ago, for_heaven's_Saint said:

Looking at how slow and unfit a lot of the teams look at the moment, it’s got to be a massive advantage that this is Arsenal’s 3rd game back and only our 2nd. 

I thought fitness wise we looked great last week. Definitely will help us tomorrow I reckon. 

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56 minutes ago, for_heaven's_Saint said:

Looking at how slow and unfit a lot of the teams look at the moment, it’s got to be a massive advantage that this is Arsenal’s 3rd game back and only our 2nd. 

An extra game didn't seem to help them vs Brighton...

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1 hour ago, Matthew Le God said:

An extra game didn't seem to help them vs Brighton...

Yeah that’s my point- I meant it’ll be an advantage to us! I.e. Teams seems to be struggling with fitness since the break so we will have an advantage because they’ve played one more game. 

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Will be a typical Saints home game. Ozil will start...and show why he is a good player if he can be bothered...Sideshow Bob to return and make up for his shocker last game. Arsenal to win comfortably after a couple of early goals. Saints home form for the last few seasons has scarred me in these type of predictions unfortunately :poundit::lol:

 

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1 hour ago, skintsaint said:

Will be a typical Saints home game. Ozil will start...and show why he is a good player if he can be bothered...Sideshow Bob to return and make up for his shocker last game. Arsenal to win comfortably after a couple of early goals. Saints home form for the last few seasons has scarred me in these type of predictions unfortunately :poundit::lol:

 

Luiz is suspended he can’t play

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One of those games where people predict us to win which is always a worry.

I still wonder where the mentality of this team is, when relegation is a threat they seem to play well and then trail off.  We got safe last year and finishes pretty slowly, the win at Norwich pretty much made us safe, so will we see the same intensity and effort?

Also whilst Arsenal are bad away and have looked a shambles the last two games, their attacking line up could easily score against anyone. 

So this 'wounded animal' and complacency problem worry me for this game. 

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5 minutes ago, skintsaint said:

..not sure where I read it was a 1 game ban then! 😆

My understanding is that he was suspended earlier in the season so the next suspension is for 2 games and not 1.

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Definitely thinking KWP rather than Valery. I think they'll pressure down that wing, but I think Spurs player versus Arsenal has the edge.

Longs pace up front too. Rest of the team picks itself.

 

KWP  ----- Stephens ----- Bednarek-----Bertrand

-------------------- JWP --------Hojbjerg----------------

Armstrong ---------------------------------------Redmond

----------------------Ings--------------Long----------------------

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Nolan said:

 

Definitely thinking KWP rather than Valery. I think they'll pressure down that wing, but I think Spurs player versus Arsenal has the edge.

Longs pace up front too. Rest of the team picks itself.

 

KWP  ----- Stephens ----- Bednarek-----Bertrand

-------------------- JWP --------Hojbjerg----------------

Armstrong ---------------------------------------Redmond

----------------------Ings--------------Long----------------------

 

 

 

Agree with this line-up. Possibly need KWP and RB to be a bit more defensively minded than normal and allow JWP to get forward.. I think our midfield and attacking players can also that Arsenal defence a lot of headaches.

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1 hour ago, tajjuk said:

One of those games where people predict us to win which is always a worry.

I still wonder where the mentality of this team is, when relegation is a threat they seem to play well and then trail off.  We got safe last year and finishes pretty slowly, the win at Norwich pretty much made us safe, so will we see the same intensity and effort?

Also whilst Arsenal are bad away and have looked a shambles the last two games, their attacking line up could easily score against anyone. 

So this 'wounded animal' and complacency problem worry me for this game. 

Me too. They are really not as bad as some paint them, and are definitely a handful going forward. I would personally take a draw.

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1 hour ago, Nolan said:

 

Definitely thinking KWP rather than Valery. I think they'll pressure down that wing, but I think Spurs player versus Arsenal has the edge.

Longs pace up front too. Rest of the team picks itself.

 

KWP  ----- Stephens ----- Bednarek-----Bertrand

-------------------- JWP --------Hojbjerg----------------

Armstrong ---------------------------------------Redmond

----------------------Ings--------------Long----------------------

 

 

 

Are we playing rush goalie for this one?! 😂🤣😂

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Arsenal are a decent side , they don't lose many games but seem to have a habit of drawing a lot, I reckon 1-1 , would take a point. 

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10 minutes ago, Behind Enemy Lines said:

Are we playing rush goalie for this one?! 😂🤣😂

Didnt notice we had one on the pitch last thursday. To be honest. 😁😁 

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4 hours ago, Nolan said:

 

Definitely thinking KWP rather than Valery. I think they'll pressure down that wing, but I think Spurs player versus Arsenal has the edge.

Longs pace up front too. Rest of the team picks itself.

 

KWP  ----- Stephens ----- Bednarek-----Bertrand

-------------------- JWP --------Hojbjerg----------------

Armstrong ---------------------------------------Redmond

----------------------Ings--------------Long----------------------

 

 

 

KWP or Valery? Both prone to mistakes.  I would go for Val for this one simply because he's had one game and therefore may be least nervous. (or should I say, more confident). Valery has good speed which will be important against Arsenal's strikers.

 

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Mentioned in the Hojbjerg thread that he might raise his game tonight to impress his potential new club and their supporters....also will we see Arsenal change team to protect players for their 1/4 final FA Cup tie which is on Saturday....after all their league season is finished!

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22 minutes ago, eelpie said:

KWP or Valery? Both prone to mistakes.  I would go for Val for this one simply because he's had one game and therefore may be least nervous. (or should I say, more confident). Valery has good speed which will be important against Arsenal's strikers.

 

Valery’s issue isn’t often that he is over confident, or lacks urgency, in defence. He needs to take a leaf out of Bednarek’s book- if there’s any danger, smash the ball into the stands for a throw. If he’d just be a bit more no-nonsense, with a bit of urgency, he’d cut out a lot of the needless mistakes imo. 

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1 hour ago, eelpie said:

KWP or Valery? Both prone to mistakes.  I would go for Val for this one simply because he's had one game and therefore may be least nervous. (or should I say, more confident). Valery has good speed which will be important against Arsenal's strikers.

 

I definitely go for Valery. Not least the fact that the alternative is not our player, several years older but with much less senior experience.

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This is going to be difficult for everyone, will the high press be sustainable in this heat? There will be a few knackered players at HT so choice of subs will be crucial. Not the time to try put the kids today we need the tried and trusted with wises heads who can pace themselves for the conditions. Expect Romeu to feature at some stage, he might even start with JWP at RB  and prefer Adams over Obafemi at 65 mins when Long runs himself into the ground.

0-0 or 1-1, Arsenal are not Norwich even under Arteta.

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23 minutes ago, suewhistle said:

My friend has just sent me a photograph of the temperature on her van display: 41! Where are you working at themoment, I asked? Southampton..

Official temperature at Southampton weather station is 31.9.

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On 6/22/2020 at 1:57 PM, Kingsland Codger said:

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere ... I see Season Ticket holders can obtain a free NOW TV pass for our matches being shown on Sky.

NOW TV free pass

I never received this offer. I have just emailed the club to ask why not. It would have been nice to watch the match live tonight.

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We probably should be confident for this one, but with Arsenal having one win in 17 years at St Marys, having lost two games in a row, and with Lawro actually predicting us to win, I just can't be...

It'd be pretty awesome if we could pull out a win and go on to finish above Arsenal though.

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Hopefully we can get another win tonight and go level with Arsenal on points. I think it will  be a close game but we will come out on top - 2-0 Ings and Redmond :) COYR

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1 hour ago, Nolan said:

Official temperature at Southampton weather station is 31.9.

Sure, she was parked on a hard surface but in the shade. The point being that she's never seen 40 displayed before and thought it worthy of note.

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1 hour ago, Wes Tender said:

I never received this offer. I have just emailed the club to ask why not. It would have been nice to watch the match live tonight.

I emailed the club and they responded, vouchers came about an hour ago

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1 hour ago, Wes Tender said:

I never received this offer. I have just emailed the club to ask why not. It would have been nice to watch the match live tonight.

If you want a voucher I can DM you? Mine arrived but don’t need

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5 hours ago, eelpie said:

KWP or Valery? Both prone to mistakes.  I would go for Val for this one simply because he's had one game and therefore may be least nervous. (or should I say, more confident). Valery has good speed which will be important against Arsenal's strikers.

 

Ralph commented - as part of the KWP review - that he hadn't had much chance to show off his talents yet and may get one or two starts before the end of the season. Only one or two? That doesn't suggest he's first choice. I would go for KWP for this one, but hey what do I know. They are much of a muchness.

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I was hoping Boufal would come good this season, as he’s clearly very talented and is one of few players for us who can produce the odd moment of brilliance. However, like Lemina there’s just something missing mentally. 
 

No doubt he’ll go somewhere else and have some success, as he did in Spain, but it hadn’t worked for him here. 

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2 minutes ago, Shroppie said:

On his way?

I'd imagine so. Has looked ok in glimpses this season, may be able to turn 10m for him to a newly promoted team or abroad. Djenepo plays a very similar role and is far more promising so I am not personally that bothered.

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