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Bruce’s Hopes Comes True – At Least Momentarily

With Southampton losing 9-0 at Leicester City yesterday, they have dropped into the bottom three on goal difference. The Saints have also just one point in their last five games, and that was at Wolves last weekend.

Their misfortune is Newcastle’s gain as The Magpies climbed to seventeenth without even playing a match, and will remain in that spot when they face Wolves on Sunday.

Cellar dwellers Watford will host Bournemouth today but are four points adrift from safety, so no matter the result, they will trail Newcastle after this weekend’s fixtures.

Norwich City who are currently in the 19th spot, face Manchester United tomorrow at Carrow Road. The Canaries are just 1 point behind Newcastle but play the late game on Sunday.

Steve Bruce spoke about being in the dreaded relegation zone yesterday at his news conference:

“Nobody wants to be in the bottom 3, but I was always aware the start would be difficult.

“3 points separates 10 or 11 teams, so let’s hope we can get a victory this weekend & start pushing ourselves up the table.

“We’re quietly confident we can do it”

So far, so good on that front. Now we need a win tomorrow to ensure we start a push up the table. Draws are no good, especially at home to teams outside the top six.

Though with the way Leicester City are playing this year, it may be a top seven. Just shows you what a little bit of ambition can do.

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16West Ham29-1527

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10 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    England avenged the BiG

  • JohnJ

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    In a way it’s a breath of fresh air seeing “someone different in the top six!

    Just a flaming shame it’s not Newcastle United eh?

    Well it flaming well should be!!!

  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Perez is not here anymore yet is still helping us to stay out the relegation zone! 🙂

  • Jib

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #4

    😀 even

  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Just to add, each of his three goals were very good goals.
    Reckon once he gets used to that team and Rogers’ tactics then he will be scoring quite a few.

  • Oldgit1

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #6

    England beating the all blacks is monumental. Can’t wait for the final.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #7


    Worst Christmas present ever?

    Southampton fans waking up wondering if last night’s record-equalling 9-0 defeat at home to Leicester was all just a bad dream, spare a thought for 13-year-old fan Tom Sherburn.

    He went to his first ever match at St Mary’s full of excitement and optimism – the tickets proudly presented to him as a present last Christmas.

    All that build-up, all that waiting and then the crushing realisation of what it truly means to be a football fan – leaving the ground in tears, 10 minutes before full-time.

  • Just a fan

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    At least it can’t get any worse for the lad.

  • Jib

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Good start to the weekend
    Out of the drop zone without playing a ball
    England into the final of the RWC by totally outplaying NZ
    Gerrin !!!!!

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 26, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    True. He could be a NUFC supporter.


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