|Southampton v Burnley|
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 11th August 2018 Kick-off 15:00
Saints V Chelsea The Preview
Friday, 13th Apr 2018 11:45
Saints go into this game knowing that they have to get something out of it if they are to keep within touching distance of safety.
There is no dressing up this as anything other than desperation time, we are now paying the price for a plethora of last minute goals that have cost us dearly, a plethora of defensive errors in conceding goals and now they have all conspired to leave us in the bottom three.
There will be those that smugly will tell anyone that listens that they knew this was going to happen back in September, but the reality was that none of us knew, we thought that the mistakes would be cut out and our luck would change, but neither happened, what we would do now for that late goal at Watford to have rightly have been ruled out or to have hung on and drawn against Palace when we were leading going into the final part of the game.
But we can't change that now, we can only change what happens in the final games, as supporters we can do one of two things, we can carry on moaning about Les Reed and Ralph Krueger and hurl abuse at those certain individuals that some love to hate and we can see our team continue to implode and get relegated.
Or we can do what West Ham supporters did a couple of weeks ago, we can remember why we support our football club, we can put aside the grievances we may have with anyone down from the owners to the players and we can get behind those on the pitch and help them turn things round.
This is a side low on confidence, it needs its supporters behind them, it does not need them on it's backs.
Yes it is not the supporters fault that the team is where it is, I know that, but we can now either help or hinder, I would say make your choice and if it's hinder then what is the point of you going to the game.
I have heard all the moans about the owner not investing, the way that Krueger and Reed are architects of our downfall and the way that these multi millionaire players aren't bothered.
But that isn't the issue tomorrow against Chelsea nor at any other game this season, the only thing that matters is getting behind the team and helping it perhaps pull off what looks an unlikely victory.
There will be plenty of time for a post mortem after the game, leave the moaning till then.
So I don't really care what Mark Hughes line up will be against Chelsea, all I care about is winning the game and i would rather say I played a minor part in that victory than play a minor part in creating a toxic atmosphere that brings the team down.
If it is all about grossly overpaid ego driven players then I would have given up long ago, football is what it is and for me it is about pride in Southampton Football Club, lets see everyone have that tomorrow, the players and the fans
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