Saints Need Their Luck To Change !
Friday, 27th Apr 2018 14:08
Whilst ultimately Saints are in the position they are in due to a number of factors, it cannot be denied that they also seem to have an extraordinary amount of bad luck this season.
I am not one to have post mortem's before the actual death, there are many factors as to why Saints have found themselves in the position they are in, some more relevant than others, but ultimately the major factor has been the managerial situation at the club that saw Mauricio Pellegrino left in situ for at least two months longer than he really should have been and perhaps nearer three.
There are some that would claim that the whole club is in complete crisis, but that would be unfair, as they say one bad apple does not mean the whole barrel is rotten.
But it is more than just poor management, poor play or a lack of commitment from some players, there has been an air of bad luck surrounding Saints that has seen several big decisions go against us, but few seem to go for us.
Perhaps the biggest was away to Watford when we were blatantly cheated out of three points by the ball being punched into our goal in injury time, just those two points added now would make our task a lot easier, not to mention that a win then might have kick started a revival.
It is still continuing now with TV showing that Saints were denied a perfectly good goal by a poor refereeing decision at Wembley on Sunday.
Injuries have not helped either, losing Charlie Austin for over three months was another slice of bad luck.
Then there are the late last minute goals that have cost us dearly.
But ultimately we cannot put all the blame on bad luck, ultimately in many respects you make your own luck but, that certainly wasn't the case at Watford or Wembley, there was nothing we could have done different to change that, to be blunt we haven't seemed to have much good luck go our way
So we could do with a change in our fortunes in the last four games, we have had a whole season without much so perhaps we could squeeze 8 months good luck into these last desperate do or die games.
Sometimes seasons change with a slice of good luck, perhaps we will get it on Saturday against Bournemouth, perhaps a refereeing decision going for us for once, perhaps a goal being wrongly disallowed for the opposition or perhaps a lucky late winner.
I don't care when or what it is, just know our luck has been awful and we need it to change.
So let's get behind the side in the final four games, lets throw salt over our shoulders, let lots of black cats cross our paths, step in as much dog pooh as we can and do everything to change our fortunes whilst we still have the opportunity, as I said the corpse is not yet dead and buried, we can have the post mortem when it is, until then lets keep trying to revive it !
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