Everton and Southampton play much the same kind of football, and at the Saints the Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been in charge for only fourteen months, has the south coast club playing some very good entertaining and attacking football, and whether they are at home or away they go after the win in every single game – and that’s always good to see.
Tony Pulis – please take note.
Mauricio Pochettino – 42 year-old Southampton manager
Everton play much the same kind of football and break quickly from defense, as we witnessed last night at St. James’ Park, but Southampton do the exact same thing.
And the Saints are only one point behind us after 31 games played – so it will be important on Saturday to at least try to hold Southampton – if we want to finish up 8th in the league this season – which wouldn’t be too bad.
The difference between Everton and Southampton are that the Saints defense is not all that good, and we saw against Tottenham on Sunday they can be vulnerable at the back.
But of course at the moment Newcastle are powder puff (at best) in the last third of the field, so whether we can score on Saturday is a good question – and if Loic Remy is still missing we have our doubts.
Newcastle have failed to score in nine of the last thirteen league games, and that may well be extended to 10 in 14 if we cannot put that ball into the back of the net at St. Mary’s Stadium.
The game last night will have been a good rehearsal for Saturday’s game – but we must watch out for the lightning counter-attacks from Southampton, and it would be nice if somebody in a black and white shirt can score a goal for us . 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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