Lost 1-0, very nice goal. Town started well but Saints grew into and deserved the win, played some nice stuff in the second half.
Town team looked very green which is to be expected given the age of them, but can't see many on show tonight stepping up by the end of the season. Of the seniors, St Ledger looked like he'd be comfortable enough at Championship level but hard to say he's better than we've got (including Clarke in that), not sure there's any chance of us bringing him in unless short term or in case of injury. Bajner was more willing and fit than on the opening day but looks someway short of troubling our front two. Stewart certainly doesn't look short of confidence, with plenty of attempted flicks and turns, always after the ball (especially from the keeper on the break) but I worry that he's just not putting in enough to get a place in the team, and a worry to see him go off running a hamstring on about the hour mark.
with berra out and mings on the treatment table a lot of posters had concern on here Saturday sunday, berra is a big loss but wont we play a proper flat back four bart in goal then the four parr chambers smith and mm hinted hunt would be fine so hunt then a 442 or 433 from the following personal skuse hyam bishop Anderson murphy mcg I wrote it like thiss as I think it will be 433 with Anderson slipping in if its 442
Due to Villa's CB issues, Ciaran Clark starts tonight. He has scored 5 goals in 92 games, a strike rate of 1 goal per 18.4 appearances. You can get him to score first at 50/1 tonight. Might be a bit of value there with Benteke out. I'm sure Villa will look to keep it tight and look at set pieces to break Saints down.
Personally I find this a rather odd comment to make...
1. Red Bull have had a superior dominant car for 4 years. Twice Vettel recorded more wins in a season than Hamilton has this season. That was just as "boring". So if this season was boring it can only be a continuation. 2. Hamilton was dominant this season, when his car was functioning. However it was an unreliable car, right up until the end. Again, this added interest throughout. 3. There was controversy throughout the season between the to Mercedes's drivers, which added to the tension, and extended the sports reach this season. People who wouldn't normally talk about the sport have given opinions, even if it is to roll their eyes at it. 4. This year we have had some awesome GPs, with wheel to wheel racing throughout the grid. Bahrain was easily one of the top 10 of this decade.