Saturday, and a win over Norwich by Arsenal puts them a place above us.
Silly that the game is on Sunday last thing and you can’t blame Pellers for picking a changed team, which he surely will.
But we do need a win and confidence booster before Wednesday……
36) SUNDAY MAY 1st SAINTS AWAY KO 4.30PM
Congratulations to Grandson Joe on his 18th birthday, and a great time was had by all.
No History - Formed in the 1880’s and were a second and third division club but made it to the first division in 1966, and won the Cup in 1976 beating the rags 1-0 but as a 2nd division club.
Ups and downs since then but eventually bouncing back and establishing themselves in the Prem, despite the continual raping of their best players.
76th League meeting
Ronald Koeman said some naughty things about the rags before Barca’s Cup Winners’ Cup game in 1991, but has said nice things about Pep Guardiola recently.
Recent connections, you have to go back as far as probably Alan Ball and Graham Baker. So you can’t say that we, unlike others, have raped and pillaged the Saints.
Lallana, Lambert, Lovren, and Clyne went to Liverpool, Shaw, and Schneiderlin to the rags, Walcott, Oxley-Chamberlain, and Chambers to Arsenal, Bertrand to Chelsea, and Bale and Pochettino to Spurs.
Some celeb fans - Craig David, David Gower, Fiona Phillips, Holly Valance
This season so far - They’re in 8th place with 54 points from 35 games with 9 wins 3 draws and 5 losses at home.
At The Etihad in November it was a 3-1 City win. De Bruyne (9) opened and Delph (29) added the second. Long (49) pulled one back but Kolarov (69) made the points safe. Crowd was 54,102 with 1,502 Saints.
In the Capital One Cup they beat MK Dons away 6-0 in the 3rd rd, then Villa 2-1 at home in the 4th rd but lost 6-1 at home to Liverpool (who lost to us in the Final) in the Q/F.
In the Europa Cup they beast Vitesse Arnham 2-0 home and 3-0 away but went out to FC Midtjylland 1-1 home and 0-1 away, probably a blessing in disguise!
In the F A Cup they lost 2-1 at home to Palace in the 3rd rd.
Our form at St Mary’s – last season in November it was a 3-0 City win. Goals came from Toure (51) Lampard (80) and Clichy (90). Sergio was booked by the referee for being fouled in the box, Mangala was sent off and Vinny got himself injured celebrating Gael’s goal. Crowd was 30,919 with 2,489 Blues.
Form at Saints : Last season’s win made it for City, 5 wins, 4 draws and only 2 losses in the last 11 games ie - WDLDWLWDDWW
Comment - Making another good fist of it, despite losing key players and having decisions go against them, except when they play us of course!.
Plenty of danger up front with Pelle and Mane mean we will have to be on our toes. Forster or Joe? We’ll see. At least they won’t park the bus, probably, so an exciting open game is anticipated.
Groundwise - St. Mary’s capacity : 32,690 (2,500 for City) LHS stand behind the goal for Blues
Tickets: Half price - £21/20/18.50/17.50
WWTWTWshite- Averaged 11,612 in 1955/56and this season it’s 27,519.