Saints Slowly Playing Their Way Back Into Form
Monday, 5th Apr 2021 09:26
Whisper it quietly, although there are still a few things to iron out yet, Saints have started to put together a run of form, could this be just at the right time as they look to surge towards safety in the Premier League and to earn an FA Cup final place at Wembley.
The last few months have been hell for Saints fans, it seemed to be defeat after defeat, injury issue after injury issue and poor refereeing decision after poor refereeing decision.
But in the last month things have changed a little, the win over Sheffield United gave us some confidence back and although we lost to a Manchester City side who have won every game bar one in the last four months and had a blip against Brighton, the victory over Burnley gave us our third win in five games and that is a crucial boost in regaining more of our confidence.
The return of Danny Ings and Theo Walcott on Sunday was a big boost to the depth of the squad and for the first time in four months we had options in the squad that haven't been there since early December.
The starting line up against the Clarets could be said to have been our strongest line up with everyone fit aside from Oriol Romeu.
The squad seem to have that positive vibe back and it is time to focus on what we can achieve not what we can't, the last three months are in the past, but the next month or so is the future, FA Cup semi finals don't happen very often, the game against Leicester will be only our 3rd in 35 years, when they do come along we should embrace them for the opportunity it is, we did so back in 2003 but three years ago in 2018 we didn't.
With six weeks left of the season, this still has the potential to become our greatest ever season in our history and that is also something that we should embrace and enjoy and not moan about what has gone on.
For the first time in a long time it seems that good times are back, perhaps they will end in tears, but let's not worry about that till it happens, we have won only one major trophy in the club's history, this could be the second, if it is we will have won it the hard way and that will be very satisfying.
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