Rocketron wrote:With respect, Southampton came into this season on a high and a settled squad.
We were a shambles for two seasons, half our squad weren't here last season, yet we're second.
I doubt Southampton will be above us at the end of a very long season. they haven't yet had injury problems.
Fair play to your view and I believe we will be above Southampton at the end of it, but there are other teams who are hitting form now too and will be challenging for our slot; what went on last season, after 16 games in this one, shouldn't be influencing the way we continue to relinquish the initiative in games we're already winning - it's quite bizarre to watch and gives hope to opposition who really shouldn't be given a sniff of it. We seem intent on walking a tightrope in games forgetting there should be a safety net underneath, when the right option is to not walk it in the first place. It's a concern for me that it seems Ok for us to do this with such complacency.
It's not to detract from a terrific away win today, but something we slip into when we're apparently in control of games.