Time For Siege Mentality Against Bournemouth
Thursday, 26th Apr 2018 10:27
Saints fans need to forget about the trials and tribulation of this season and who is to blame and who isn't for 90 minutes on Saturday and concentrate on the important issue of the day, gaining three points.
There has been plenty of comments posted on social media throughout the season pointing the finger of blame at various people involved with Southampton Football Club for it's current predicament, but on Saturday afternoon at 3pm none of this means a thing, all that matters is Saints beating Bournemouth and taking a huge step towards saving themselves from relegation.
Anything less than three points will make it difficult for us to stay up, so why would we as Saints supporters want to do anything that would make it more difficult for our team to win a game of football.
Yes I have heard all the moans throughout the season including the one about these are highly paid players who should not need motivation by the fans, to a degree that is true, but not to 100% otherwise football results would be easy to predict, the highest paid team would win each game.
We need to create a siege mentality that enables the team to perform the way they did against Chelsea for 70 minutes when they blitzed them at St Mary's before bad luck took a grip and turned the game.
When we leave St Mary's at 5.55pm we need to know that whatever the result we as supporters have played our part and that we have backed every player that has pulled on the shirt that afternoon for the full 90 minutes plus injury time
If we lose we can rant on social media to our hearts content for the whole of the next three months, we have plenty of time for that during the summer, so why waste 90 minutes when we can get behind the team and perhaps stop this awful run.
Everyone supports the team in a different way, not everyone can be stood for 90 minutes singing their hearts out, we each have to offer our support in our own way, but it has to be support and not slagging off our pet hated players.
Support is about encouragement and not about using a sentence that is basically "For F*cks sake Redmond/Tadic/Forster/Long" or a few more who at one stage or another have born the brunt of the fans anger.
St Mary's needs to be full, which it should be with only a hundred or so tickets still available at time of writing, we need to show our near neighbours what supporting a football team is all about, we need to inspire our own players and scare theirs to death.
Southampton Football Club truly needs its supporters on Saturday, it needs them loud and proud, it does not need them griping about why they think it's gone wrong this season.
Any football team needs positivity surrounding it, it cannot flourish without it !
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