Match Day Thread Leicester City v Southampton Saturday 12th January 2019 3pm

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  1. ChilcoSaint

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    Saints travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday to resume the battle for survival in the Premier League. This match promises to be a bumper goal-fest, the 3 previous meetings between the sides in all competitions at Leicester being 0-0 draws. We have to go back to 3rd April 2016 for the last occasion when the Foxes beat Saints at home, just before they were crowned Premier League Champions. So the King Power hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Saints in recent years, we haven’t won there since 1st December 2007!

    Things can change though. Leicester, under former Saints boss Claude Puel, are struggling to find form at the moment, having lost 2 of their last 3 matches, while Saints are surfing a wave of success with 2 successive draws.

    Saints are still without captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (suspended) and strikers Michael Obafemi and Danny Ings (hamstrings), while Maya Yoshida is away at the Asia Cup with Japan. We may well see further involvement from the Academy: Callum Slattery made an excellent debut against Derby in midfield, while Marcus Barnes might emerge at some point to make his first appearance.

    Saints need at least a point from this but a victory would be one step closer to survival.

    Officials:
    Referee: Michael Oliver
    Assistants: Simon Bennett, Mick McDonough
    Fourth official: David Coote
     
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    Phew! A decent referee for a change

    Gunn
    Valery Bedders Stephens Vestergard Targett (Bertranc)
    JWP Romeu
    Armstrong Barnes Redmand
    Subs: McCarthy, Cedric, Klarer, Lemina, Slattery, Austin, Long
     
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  3. ChilcoSaint

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    I’m glad you’ve included Klarer, I like what I’ve seen of him, admittedly only on live Facebook streams. I would think that Alfie Jones will probably appear before Young Christoph does, but you never know!
     
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    Gunn;
    Bednerak, Stephens, Vestergaard;
    Valery, Romeu, JWP, Targett;
    Redmond, Austin, Armstrong.

    Macca, Ramsay, Soares, Lemina, Slattery, Long, Gallagher.
     
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    Exactly what I would go for. I like @Dark Lord SFC team, but a bit too much inexperience in there. Maybe Bertrand for Targett if fit, though Targett has done no wrong.
     
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    All the players back fresh you pick you'd best team... I feel Austin could be used yo for at least 45, and when they tire, SL will be more effective esp if chasing the game.
     
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  7. Libby

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    I'd argue Charlie is more suited for when we're chasing a game than Shane.

    I'd start Long.
     
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    I'd argue that Chaz wouldn't offer that much more coming on later, The Cbs will match him physically, nd still catch him for speed even at that part of the game.
     
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    But if we get that late, late chance then I'd always fancy Charlie to bag it ahead of Shane.

    If we're chasing a goal then the other team are probably sat back a bit making Shane pretty useless imo.
     
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    Targett has done ok but if Ryan's fit he plays IMO.
     
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    If we are chasing it tho I don't see any striker scoring, Not just SL! <laugh>

    In all seriousness tho, I just think we start games alot stronger, Nd u would get Austin would be more clinical for that.
     
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    Thats why Berty is in brackets but not seen anything of him in the training photos so assume he is still laid up
     
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    And this discussion is precisely why we need a new striker.
     
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  14. jonny 'hasen' shuttle

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    This game is huge. i hope we come out the blocks hungry.
     
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    Chomping at the bit you mean!
     
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    I hope we have something to eat first Johnny. For the energy.
     
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    hangry saints

    Speaking of Leicester I am going to my first rugby match soon

    Northampton Saints (the other saints) v Leicester Tigers - Sat 26 Jan
     
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  18. Dark Lord SFC

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    A good fiery encounter....hope your not a big bloke as the seats at Franklin Gardens aren't the biggest
    PS Don't swear or give the referee abuse, its not the done thing
     
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    I am skinny. My Step Father is coming and he doesnt like swearing either!

    I like swearing tho a lot but I dont think i will need to at a rugby match

    I also like the fact you can drink beer and watch the game at the same time
     
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  20. Dark Lord SFC

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    I go to Tigers once a year so so and love the whole atmosphere. Very different from football
     
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