Southampton 0 – 0 Albion


The wobble continues. This was a tense game, I said I’d take a draw before kick-off, and if any Albionites are truly honest, they’d agree we were rather fortunate to come away with shared points against the best team in this division.

Like days of yore a coach was laid on down to scumville, so the boys got a good shant in town then another near St. Mary’s once we got off the bus at the other end of the A/M27. The drink was trouble free, and quite a few Saints scarfers were chatting about the game with us. They fancied our chances, while we fancied theirs, all very matey despite the ranks of police mobbed up along the road.

At the game we joined 3105 other away fans in one half of the Northam Stand, separated from the home support by one of those daft plastic netting sheet jobbies. The banter was good, and the atmosphere electric in the nearly full stadium. It was with beer-injected trepidation that I watched the game kick off.

The scummers battered us in the first half, no contest. They were first to every ball, and did to us what we did to Charlton and Peterborough, everything but the most crucial – find the net. How we got in at half-time 0-0 I’ll never know. Kishishev was the one bright spark, throwing himself in front of shots, tackling and clearing his lines. Before I go on, he was my man of the match by a very large margin.

Second half Southampton tired, and slowly we started tippy-tapping our way back into this one-sided affair. The introduction of Glenn Murray was the catalyst for our best spell in the whole game, and the big laconic genius duly went over – as he does – and won a barely deserved penalty. The gap between the home and away fans narrowed somewhat after we celebrated winning the fucker, and then they celebrated Chris Wood miss the fucker (or Davis saving if you’re of the scum persuasion).

So, while the first half was 95% Southampton, the second was about 55% to them, a fine recovery and, as the cliche goes, a very hard-earned away point was ours. The trip home up the crappiest road in the south – the A27 – took an age and I was glad to see my pit. All in all a great night out at the football, but I wish it had been a Saturday afternoon fixture instead.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  6 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match : Radostin Kishishev

Attendance : 26237 (3105 Albionites)

Npower League One table

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Brighton 18 17 36
2 Charlton 18 7 32
3 Bournemouth 18 16 30
4 Sheff Wed 18 14 30
5 Huddersfield 18 9 29
6 Colchester 18 2 29
7 Southampton 18 10 28
8 Oldham 17 6 28
9 Carlisle 18 8 27
10 Peterborough 18 -3 26
11 Exeter 18 -4 26
12 MK Dons 18 -5 26
13 Brentford 18 0 25
14 Hartlepool 17 -4 23
15 Plymouth 18 -6 22
16 Bristol R 18 -7 22
17 Tranmere 18 -7 22
18 Rochdale 17 2 21
19 Leyton Orient 18 0 21
20 Swindon 18 -4 21
21 Notts County 17 -7 19
22 Dag & Red 18 -13 15
23 Yeovil 18 -16 15
24 Walsall 18 -15 14

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4 Responses to “Southampton 0 – 0 Albion”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    sounded a great game,possession to them most of the game they have won their last 6 games at home and we got a draw without conceding a goal …………job done
    still 4 points clear of second and 6 points clear of third
    NSC was going mental with the worriers and whether its my age or what but I have had confidence in the team and more particularly Gus this season than since we went into the 1st division all those years ago.
    the premier in 5 years target is bobbing along nicely and next season we will have money to spend.


    • The Hovian Says:

      On reflection we did alright, but at the game it was hard to watch that first half mate, they really battered us.

      The point suits us more than them, and Chralton couldn’t make up any ground, as you say – job done


  2. jon Says:

    its great we are still top after the wobbles. long may it continue!

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