Saints eye record treble

Daily Echo: Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino

Saints are gunning for a hat-trick of records as they return to Premier League action at West Ham this weekend.

Victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s men would mark the first time in the Premier League era the club have won six away games in a season, notched three away wins in a row and the earliest they have crashed through the magical 40 points total.

It would be quite an achievement for Saints in what has been a superb league campaign so far.

Arguably the most significant of the three records would be to bounce back from the criticism of the FA Cup exit at Sunderland and make it six away wins this season, which shows a remarkable consistency and resilience to playing on the road.

Saints have never before managed it in the Premier League era, with the five away wins they currently have to their name matching their best previous effort achieved in 2001/02.

In the post-war era they have managed seven, eight and even nine away wins in a season – the latter coming in 1965/66 - but they have always been in seasons where the division was larger than the one they currently play in.

The last time Saints managed three top flight away wins in a row was also before the Premier League era. That came way back in 1991/92.

Coincidentally, the third away win of that run came against West Ham at Upton Park with a 1-0 victory to follow up beating Manchester City and Everton by the same scoreline.

Saints’ current back-to-back away Premier League wins have come at Fulham and Hull.

It’s a mark of how far Saints have come in such a short space of time that relegation wasn’t ever something that crossed anybody’s mind this season. Instead Saints have always been looking up at who they can catch.

Reaching the mythical 40 point barrier is a relief for any club who is not competing for the title as it pretty much guarantees safety and another year of Premier League football.

Even if Saints only draw with West Ham they will hit the 40 point mark, with a win seeing them crash through that barrier.

It will be the earliest they have done that since the Premier League came into existence.

The previous best was when they hit that marker on March 1, 2003, as the club were on their way to finishing eighth and reaching the FA Cup final.

Prior to that, the most remarkable season was when they reached 40 point total on January 29, 1985, after just 25 games in what proved to be Lawrie McMenemy’s last season in charge.

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7:30am Wed 19 Feb 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Just beat the hammers
Would love to see them go down on the final day with big Sam in tears in the dugout
They are rubbish and not only rubbish but ugly to watch,and not only rubbish and ugly to watch they are also lucky to boot.
U dig?
Just beat the hammers Would love to see them go down on the final day with big Sam in tears in the dugout They are rubbish and not only rubbish but ugly to watch,and not only rubbish and ugly to watch they are also lucky to boot. U dig? Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 21

7:33am Wed 19 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

We need something to cheer about after OUR poor exit out of the F.A. cup . M.P. we now need something to fire our passion , and push on for a EURO qualification place . C O Y R
We need something to cheer about after OUR poor exit out of the F.A. cup . M.P. we now need something to fire our passion , and push on for a EURO qualification place . C O Y R SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 10

8:09am Wed 19 Feb 14

St.Winch70 says...

Boring boring continued FA cup references.....Echo and fans, get over it - has absolutely no bearing on the development of the team and our goal which is to be a successful, stable Premier league team.
Boring boring continued FA cup references.....Echo and fans, get over it - has absolutely no bearing on the development of the team and our goal which is to be a successful, stable Premier league team. St.Winch70
  • Score: -12

8:16am Wed 19 Feb 14

Dubai-saints89 says...

they stuffed as 4-1 last season, plus i despise nolan and west hams hoof style/rugby tackle football, plus i have a mate whos a west ham and hes a *****. beating west ham will do us so much good and hopefully the start to a very good run of games till the end of the campaign.
they stuffed as 4-1 last season, plus i despise nolan and west hams hoof style/rugby tackle football, plus i have a mate whos a west ham and hes a *****. beating west ham will do us so much good and hopefully the start to a very good run of games till the end of the campaign. Dubai-saints89
  • Score: 12

8:51am Wed 19 Feb 14

costa gaz says...

The only record i want to see go is the broken one regarding the FA Cup.... we've all had a good moan, time to let go and get ready for the next game against West Ham.
The only record i want to see go is the broken one regarding the FA Cup.... we've all had a good moan, time to let go and get ready for the next game against West Ham. costa gaz
  • Score: 6

9:50am Wed 19 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.
Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo. ToastyTea
  • Score: 2

10:08am Wed 19 Feb 14

Confucious says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.
And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records.

And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S.

They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records. And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S. They are just obsessed with records - the sickos. Confucious
  • Score: 14

10:24am Wed 19 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Just need to take the chances that come our way.

The Hoofers will do their usual bus parking routine and try to hit us on the break, so chances will possibly be few and far between.
Just need to take the chances that come our way. The Hoofers will do their usual bus parking routine and try to hit us on the break, so chances will possibly be few and far between. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

10:40am Wed 19 Feb 14

Prit says...

Confucious wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.
And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records. And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S. They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.
And I do believe you now hold the undisputed record for the use of the word record in a single post !!

Or do I count all of yours in this ???
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records. And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S. They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.[/p][/quote]And I do believe you now hold the undisputed record for the use of the word record in a single post !! Or do I count all of yours in this ??? Prit
  • Score: 1

12:08pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Prit wrote:
Confucious wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.
And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records. And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S. They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.
And I do believe you now hold the undisputed record for the use of the word record in a single post !!

Or do I count all of yours in this ???
Actually, I've got a circular piece of black plastic about 12 inches across with a small hole in the middle and I'm told this is also a record.
[quote][p][bold]Prit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records. And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S. They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.[/p][/quote]And I do believe you now hold the undisputed record for the use of the word record in a single post !! Or do I count all of yours in this ???[/p][/quote]Actually, I've got a circular piece of black plastic about 12 inches across with a small hole in the middle and I'm told this is also a record. Confucious
  • Score: 6

7:31pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

I think we should give the fa cup side a chance to redeem themselves.
So my team would be:-
Super Kelv
Clyne. Hoover. Maya. Shaw
S Davis. JWP. Victor. Adam
SRL and finally our star player Guly.
On the bench Gaza and a handful of academy players.
This will give a very well earned rest to Spider Jack and JRod.
As we are playing the nastiest, dirtiest side in the league with the least ability this should be a very easy victory for us.
We also have the benefit of the very bestest bestest bestest referee in the whole world who we know we can rely on to be totally unbiased whilst at the same time ensuring that the game is a purely secondary matter to that of making himself the centre of attention.
Oh and before I get too badly slated.........I'm joking.
I think we should give the fa cup side a chance to redeem themselves. So my team would be:- Super Kelv Clyne. Hoover. Maya. Shaw S Davis. JWP. Victor. Adam SRL and finally our star player Guly. On the bench Gaza and a handful of academy players. This will give a very well earned rest to Spider Jack and JRod. As we are playing the nastiest, dirtiest side in the league with the least ability this should be a very easy victory for us. We also have the benefit of the very bestest bestest bestest referee in the whole world who we know we can rely on to be totally unbiased whilst at the same time ensuring that the game is a purely secondary matter to that of making himself the centre of attention. Oh and before I get too badly slated.........I'm joking. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

7:54pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Clever Dick wrote:
I think we should give the fa cup side a chance to redeem themselves.
So my team would be:-
Super Kelv
Clyne. Hoover. Maya. Shaw
S Davis. JWP. Victor. Adam
SRL and finally our star player Guly.
On the bench Gaza and a handful of academy players.
This will give a very well earned rest to Spider Jack and JRod.
As we are playing the nastiest, dirtiest side in the league with the least ability this should be a very easy victory for us.
We also have the benefit of the very bestest bestest bestest referee in the whole world who we know we can rely on to be totally unbiased whilst at the same time ensuring that the game is a purely secondary matter to that of making himself the centre of attention.
Oh and before I get too badly slated.........I'm joking.
I'd given you a thumbs up for classic irony before I got to your final sentence, CD, but you were probably right to clarify it. :-)
:-)

What will be interesting is to see how many of those who were not fit enough to start last week will have recovered in time to start on Saturday.

The good news is that I have recovered from last Saturday and travelled over on Eurostar today. We're now in countdown mode. I make it 60 hours before we make for the Eastleigh-Waterloo train and on to the Boleyn Ground to see Saints break some records.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I think we should give the fa cup side a chance to redeem themselves. So my team would be:- Super Kelv Clyne. Hoover. Maya. Shaw S Davis. JWP. Victor. Adam SRL and finally our star player Guly. On the bench Gaza and a handful of academy players. This will give a very well earned rest to Spider Jack and JRod. As we are playing the nastiest, dirtiest side in the league with the least ability this should be a very easy victory for us. We also have the benefit of the very bestest bestest bestest referee in the whole world who we know we can rely on to be totally unbiased whilst at the same time ensuring that the game is a purely secondary matter to that of making himself the centre of attention. Oh and before I get too badly slated.........I'm joking.[/p][/quote]I'd given you a thumbs up for classic irony before I got to your final sentence, CD, but you were probably right to clarify it. :-) [Btw, I just added that smiley to annoy Retford.] :-) [and that one!] What will be interesting is to see how many of those who were not fit enough to start last week will have recovered in time to start on Saturday. The good news is that I have recovered from last Saturday and travelled over on Eurostar today. We're now in countdown mode. I make it 60 hours before we make for the Eastleigh-Waterloo train and on to the Boleyn Ground to see Saints break some records. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

EastMidsBlue says...

To make in-roads into Pompey's trophy lead was their aim

They set off for the North East in the wind and the rain
Anything other than victory was unthinkable
Like the Titanic, the Saint’s were seemingly unsinkable

By the end they weren't very happy in the main

The colossal cost of the trip they wished to regain

They complained in their droves to the Echo site

Team selection and performance had been such utter sh***
With their centre forward, often ridiculed as a Lard
Who contrived to miss an open goal from a Yard
And so the difference between Pompey and Saints will remain

It's yet another season without a trophy… once again!
To make in-roads into Pompey's trophy lead was their aim
 They set off for the North East in the wind and the rain Anything other than victory was unthinkable Like the Titanic, the Saint’s were seemingly unsinkable 
By the end they weren't very happy in the main 
The colossal cost of the trip they wished to regain 
They complained in their droves to the Echo site
 Team selection and performance had been such utter sh*** With their centre forward, often ridiculed as a Lard Who contrived to miss an open goal from a Yard And so the difference between Pompey and Saints will remain 
It's yet another season without a trophy… once again! EastMidsBlue
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

They crashed into the Conference, what an outstanding little stunt.
But then, (like bills, good sense and dignity) lots remain outstanding when you're just a stupid skunt.
They crashed into the Conference, what an outstanding little stunt. But then, (like bills, good sense and dignity) lots remain outstanding when you're just a stupid skunt. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

11:07pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

EastMidsBlue wrote:
To make in-roads into Pompey's trophy lead was their aim

They set off for the North East in the wind and the rain
Anything other than victory was unthinkable
Like the Titanic, the Saint’s were seemingly unsinkable

By the end they weren't very happy in the main

The colossal cost of the trip they wished to regain

They complained in their droves to the Echo site

Team selection and performance had been such utter sh***
With their centre forward, often ridiculed as a Lard
Who contrived to miss an open goal from a Yard
And so the difference between Pompey and Saints will remain

It's yet another season without a trophy… once again!
And since Poopeys bought last fa cup
Their current position is just a f--k up
Their entire team is now simply p1ss poor
But that is expected down in division 4
Whilst the mighty Saints fly high in 8th
The pathetic blue few try to keep the faith
As their club is now so close to it's end
With the mighty Saints they can't hope to contend
The best thing to happen, it's widely said
Is when their complete sh1thole is finally dead.
[quote][p][bold]EastMidsBlue[/bold] wrote: To make in-roads into Pompey's trophy lead was their aim
 They set off for the North East in the wind and the rain Anything other than victory was unthinkable Like the Titanic, the Saint’s were seemingly unsinkable 
By the end they weren't very happy in the main 
The colossal cost of the trip they wished to regain 
They complained in their droves to the Echo site
 Team selection and performance had been such utter sh*** With their centre forward, often ridiculed as a Lard Who contrived to miss an open goal from a Yard And so the difference between Pompey and Saints will remain 
It's yet another season without a trophy… once again![/p][/quote]And since Poopeys bought last fa cup Their current position is just a f--k up Their entire team is now simply p1ss poor But that is expected down in division 4 Whilst the mighty Saints fly high in 8th The pathetic blue few try to keep the faith As their club is now so close to it's end With the mighty Saints they can't hope to contend The best thing to happen, it's widely said Is when their complete sh1thole is finally dead. Clever Dick
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Thu 20 Feb 14

BAKER1965 says...

Confucious wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.
And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records.

And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S.

They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.
It's the highest mention of records since records began.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Whenever the Echo bring out these records we always fck it up and lose, thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]And what's more that's the fifteenth time the Echo have mentioned records this year - beating the previous record for mentioning records by 19th February by two. Three more mentions of records before the end of the month will also beat the all time bi monthly record for mentioning records. And amazingly, the Echo now holds the fourth biggest record bar none for the number of records mentioned by a daily newspaper named Echo covering a major city beginning with the letter S. They are just obsessed with records - the sickos.[/p][/quote]It's the highest mention of records since records began. BAKER1965
  • Score: -1

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