Match Day Thread Saints at City - Bleak and Awful Cupday Thread, Oct 29 at 19:45

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  1. Schad

    Schad Well-Known Member

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    The advantage of death, they say, is that it's someone else's problem. For them, the preparations, the rituals, the forms; for you, a bit of unhurried cellular degeneration in a well-appointed 7'x3' antechamber for antecedents. But what of death without death, the shambling in-between of an entity neither alive nor allowed to rest? Stripped of spirit and deeply beset by rot, yet forced to undertake the performative to-and-fro of one's more vital compatriots? The tortured presence of zombies, ghasts, and Southampton FC?

    For them, no "was a good one, truly" glossed finality that skirts the ugly details; it's hard to apply rose glasses or sepia tone to that which lurches aromatic, emblematic of darker truths afore the blackened hearth. And lurch it shall, for the witching hour in football begets the winter of our discount spend, and if the fate of cowards is to die not once but a thousand times, cowardly football sides are fortunate that their deaths are capped at 38, though their humiliations may be replayed manyfold that. We sleep, perchance to dream of glories had and gone and dreams all torn asunder. But perhaps those are a distant memory; it's hard to see the briefest blossom of spring once the quagmire sucks us under.

    A deep gulp of air, a last glimpse of the dividing line of now and yon, and grim acceptance of fate. What will be will be, even if we may not. That only others will remember our folly when we rot.


    PRE-GAME PUMP-UP MUSIC!




    Lineups!

    Saints: Eleven lost souls, condemned to an eternal hunt for a ball that will never be theirs, arrayed in a formation beyond their ken. Ings to score at 3-0 but who the **** cares really.

    Man City: a many-faceted bulldozer, each gear and cog an instrument of our demise, a mechanized grindstone on which our bones will be rent to dust.

    Prediction: sorrow.
     
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  2. Susan

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    Man City 100 - 0 Saints
     
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  3. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Reckon we might win this one.
     
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  4. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, it would be the most Saints like thing to do.
     
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  5. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Anything less than 9-0 and I'll be disappointed.
     
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    It would. The problem is that we are no longer the Saints that I've supported for more decades than I care to remember. We've had plenty of **** teams that have unexpectedly bounced back. The team that I watched lose 8-0 at Everton didn't get relegated. We've had some half decent teams that have disappointed. The 73/74 team went into January loooking to secure a European place and have a decent tilt at the FA Cup only to end up relegated.

    Now we just seem to be crap and consistent when we play at home. Not a great combo!
     
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  7. fatletiss

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    For all our crapness currently, we are not adrift. We have 8 points. We could be the team that loses 9-0 and survives.

    It’s a Lenny Kravitz thing for me.
     
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  8. fatletiss

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    Here we are,
    still together
    We march on




    <laugh><laugh><laugh>
     
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  9. mowgli

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    It’s going to be hard to pick them up for Tuesday. Probably the best they can do is pick a couple of fringe players who were largely unaffected by last nights assassination. One of them needs to be a ‘leader’ because more than anything that is what we missed last night.


    I’d probably go with - McCarthy, Cedric (or Vokins if not fit), Danso, Bednarek, Yoshida, Romeu, Djenepo (or Boufal if not fit), Armstrong, Redmond, Ings, Adams
     
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  10. sotonsaint

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    I thought you meant " I want fly away" <laugh>
     
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  11. StJabbo1

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    Sing along Lauda
     
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  12. Archers Road

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    Tuesday night ffs? Too soon...
     
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  13. fatletiss

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    I did contemplate asking the pilot to do that straight away...
     
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    It's going to be really bad, again.
     
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  15. Saints Fan4Life

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    If we can keep it to 8, we'll consider that progress.
     
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  16. SAINTOSPREY

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    ... and the good news is

    Manchester City v Southampton (19:45)

    Referee :- JONATHAN MOSS

    Assistants :- Simon Bennett and Edward Smart

    Fourth Official :- Darren Bond
     
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  17. saintsfcfan

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    Not going to even bother following it.

    We will lose. Badly.

    Shock.
     
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  18. saintrichie123

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    Over the top I think there Black .....about 90 I would say.
     
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  19. ChilcoSaint

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    The good news is that Jonathan Moss can’t count up as far as 9.
     
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  20. fatletiss

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    I’m still tempted to go!
     
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