I wish folk would lay off this 6 pointer bollocks. Still loads of games to go yet. 1-1
Exactly Andy, it's not a 6 pointer, and it's not a "must win" game. We're not even half way throuugh the season yet.
Play like we did in the 2nd half against Chelsea and we'll win 2-0. Play like we did in the first half against Chelsea, with 11 men sat deep in our own half defending, then we'll concede and will be chasing the game. It all depends on whether Cooper plays for a point or sets us up to win from the off.
4 games in the past two seasons against Nathan Jones, and we haven't won one.
We've got two points and one goal away from home, even if we don't necessarily have to win this one, we need to start picking up points away from home. This would be a great start against the team bottom of the table
I would like to see us start or at least bring on Scarpa. The 3 in Frueler, Mangala and Yates are not creative players so we need a bit of spark in there and in the Valencia game he looked like he could provide it.
Would love to get out of the bottom 3 and this match is a chance to do so, let's just be a bit more positive away from home and see what happens. After this we have a few games that we can pick up points but tonight would be a great start.
The difference in our home and away form shows we have the quality to compete in this division.... just not always the self-belief. Southampton struggling for confidence too so maybe, just maybe, after the draw against Chelsea we can give them a proper game at St Mary's. A win would be massive.
I'd like to see Mangala start over O'Brien if fit. Possibly Toffolo in at LB. Scarpa on at some stage. Otherwise keep things the same. COYR!