Saints aiming for first Prem treble since 2003

Daily Echo: Paulo Gazzaniga Paulo Gazzaniga

Paulo Gazzaniga is aiming to become the first Saints keeper to keep back-to-back Premier League clean sheets since October 2003 as the club bid to notch a hat-trick of consecutive top fight victories.

The last time Saints managed three Premier League wins on the spin was September 2003, as they defeated Manchester United, Wolves and Tottenham – the game that finished Glenn Hoddle’s time at White Hart Lane.

Just a month later the team, managed by Gordon Strachan the season after they had reached the FA Cup final and finished eighth in the top flight, kept back-to-back clean sheets – a feat they didn’t manage for another one and a half seasons at the highest level of English football.

The 20-year-old Argentinean keeper Gazzangia could help himself to a little slice of Saints history if he can keep out Norwich at St Mary’s tonight, just as he did with Newcastle.

Another Saints win, to add to victories over QPR and the Magpies, would also mark another milestone.

Resurgent Saints have dragged themselves up the table thanks to their recent points haul but know they face a strong team in Norwich, who have enjoyed a fruitful spell under the leadership of Chris Hughton.

Only Manchester United and Manchester City have picked up more Premier League points in the last six games than the Canaries.

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8:46am Wed 28 Nov 12

Hobson82 says...

I've put money on another 2-0 tonight and Rickie Lambert will score both goals.
I've put money on another 2-0 tonight and Rickie Lambert will score both goals. Hobson82
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8:59am Wed 28 Nov 12

on the ball city never mind the danger says...

Hobson82 wrote:
I've put money on another 2-0 tonight and Rickie Lambert will score both goals.
pigs will fly
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: I've put money on another 2-0 tonight and Rickie Lambert will score both goals.[/p][/quote]pigs will fly on the ball city never mind the danger
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9:06am Wed 28 Nov 12

on the ball city never mind the danger says...

ruddy is back tonight superb
ruddy is back tonight superb on the ball city never mind the danger
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9:14am Wed 28 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ruddy nuisance.
Ruddy nuisance. OSPREYSAINT
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9:16am Wed 28 Nov 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

on the ball city never mind the danger wrote:
ruddy is back tonight superb
Not according to the Norwich local rag & their web site, still to be decided.
Should be a cracking game both teams on the up, Saints to edge it 2-0,Gaston 1st goal scorer.
[quote][p][bold]on the ball city never mind the danger[/bold] wrote: ruddy is back tonight superb[/p][/quote]Not according to the Norwich local rag & their web site, still to be decided. Should be a cracking game both teams on the up, Saints to edge it 2-0,Gaston 1st goal scorer. SaintAsh1964
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9:18am Wed 28 Nov 12

Alicesdad says...

I hold no bad will against Norwich. They have done well since returning to the top flight and play good football. I don't even mind Delia.

I do however think we are in the ascendancy and will win tonight. I'm not worried about records, clean sheets or other stats. I just think we will win 2-1 maybe 3-1 if we can score early. The range of players we have that can score is impressive. Nobody can say we rely just on Rickie, we have 4-5 players who are always likely to score.

It should be a great game to watch tonight.
I hold no bad will against Norwich. They have done well since returning to the top flight and play good football. I don't even mind Delia. I do however think we are in the ascendancy and will win tonight. I'm not worried about records, clean sheets or other stats. I just think we will win 2-1 maybe 3-1 if we can score early. The range of players we have that can score is impressive. Nobody can say we rely just on Rickie, we have 4-5 players who are always likely to score. It should be a great game to watch tonight. Alicesdad
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9:50am Wed 28 Nov 12

puppy saint says...

I see the tw@t magnet is working today.

Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.
I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way. puppy saint
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10:03am Wed 28 Nov 12

Walter K says...

7 points from the next 9 will do nicely thank you!
I think tonight will be tougher than Saturday as I think Norwich will roll their sleeves up and scrap alot more than Newcastle did to avoid defeat.
7 points from the next 9 will do nicely thank you! I think tonight will be tougher than Saturday as I think Norwich will roll their sleeves up and scrap alot more than Newcastle did to avoid defeat. Walter K
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10:07am Wed 28 Nov 12

Dickosfc says...

I think tonight’s game will be harder than Newcastle. The lads are gonna have to put a real shift in as Norwich will see this as a game they can we. Hopefully we send them away packing! If we do play with the flair we’ve had of late then in sure we will but we need to keep it tight at the back. Balls will be whipped in, left right and center.
I think tonight’s game will be harder than Newcastle. The lads are gonna have to put a real shift in as Norwich will see this as a game they can we. Hopefully we send them away packing! If we do play with the flair we’ve had of late then in sure we will but we need to keep it tight at the back. Balls will be whipped in, left right and center. Dickosfc
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10:08am Wed 28 Nov 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

puppy saint wrote:
I see the tw@t magnet is working today.

Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.
Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
!! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh
!!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!!
!!!!

3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare!
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.[/p][/quote]Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! !! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh !!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!! !!!! 3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare! Strasbourg Saint
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10:35am Wed 28 Nov 12

SaintJD says...

Villa winning last night not such a bad thing - Saints always play better when the game has a little bit more edge about it. A win would be fantastic to draw the likes of Norwich and Wigan into the mix and pile some more pressure on QPR and Reading. With momentum, you never know what can happen at Anfield - will be hoping Suarez picks up a fifth booking tonight at Spurs... and that Sterling gets sent off maybe :)

We're going to be postponing a fixture in two weeks as well, so the more points we can get on the board the better.
Villa winning last night not such a bad thing - Saints always play better when the game has a little bit more edge about it. A win would be fantastic to draw the likes of Norwich and Wigan into the mix and pile some more pressure on QPR and Reading. With momentum, you never know what can happen at Anfield - will be hoping Suarez picks up a fifth booking tonight at Spurs... and that Sterling gets sent off maybe :) We're going to be postponing a fixture in two weeks as well, so the more points we can get on the board the better. SaintJD
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10:37am Wed 28 Nov 12

GX Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
puppy saint wrote: I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.
Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! !! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh !!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!! !!!! 3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare!
2-1 Saints, Ruddy to start but limp off again
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.[/p][/quote]Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! !! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh !!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!! !!!! 3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare![/p][/quote]2-1 Saints, Ruddy to start but limp off again GX Saint
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10:50am Wed 28 Nov 12

up saints says...

same starting line for me if lambo fit.i think jwp will feature tonight.
same starting line for me if lambo fit.i think jwp will feature tonight. up saints
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11:24am Wed 28 Nov 12

callcopse says...

Really looking forward to this one tonight. Good test of our ability to cope with the long ball - Fonte seems to be adapting well and Yoshi is looking good. 2 or 3 -1 please! Punch is in my fantasy team (he's cheap!) so a brace from him and one from Lambo would be ideal with a shut out from Gazzaniga. (I'm always an optimist).
Really looking forward to this one tonight. Good test of our ability to cope with the long ball - Fonte seems to be adapting well and Yoshi is looking good. 2 or 3 -1 please! Punch is in my fantasy team (he's cheap!) so a brace from him and one from Lambo would be ideal with a shut out from Gazzaniga. (I'm always an optimist). callcopse
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11:30am Wed 28 Nov 12

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
I see the tw@t magnet is working today.

Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.
Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

!! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh

!!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!!

!!!!

3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare!
Is Schshschschuscht the German for Ssssshhhhuuuusssshhh
h?

Perhaps the Canary has been attracted here because he's heard Seed is about.

Anyhow, I have e mailed Nicola today to tell him if Delia turns up tonight she won't be too impressed with the club's regular run-of-the-mill catering. I explained she usually has three canaries baked in a puff pastry and he should offer her one - explaining it's called the St Marys Tweetie Pie.

Scheigend! Totenstille!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.[/p][/quote]Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! !! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh !!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!! !!!! 3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare![/p][/quote]Is Schshschschuscht the German for Ssssshhhhuuuusssshhh h? Perhaps the Canary has been attracted here because he's heard Seed is about. Anyhow, I have e mailed Nicola today to tell him if Delia turns up tonight she won't be too impressed with the club's regular run-of-the-mill catering. I explained she usually has three canaries baked in a puff pastry and he should offer her one - explaining it's called the St Marys Tweetie Pie. Scheigend! Totenstille! Confucious
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11:35am Wed 28 Nov 12

insane saint says...

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FISHY FEW

SSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH

HHHHH

WE WILL WIN TONIGHT AND WIN WELL

THE THREE POINTS ARE THERE FOR US TO TAKE

TOGETHER AS ONE

COYR

3-0 TONIGHT SLR TO GET 2, GASTON THE OTHER.
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FISHY FEW SSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH HHHHH WE WILL WIN TONIGHT AND WIN WELL THE THREE POINTS ARE THERE FOR US TO TAKE TOGETHER AS ONE COYR 3-0 TONIGHT SLR TO GET 2, GASTON THE OTHER. insane saint
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11:39am Wed 28 Nov 12

Southampton Dominance says...

puppy saint wrote:
I see the tw@t magnet is working today.

Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.
tw@t magnet indeed Pup! As your presence on this thread so beautifully demonstrates! Clever of you to use yourself as the example, to prove the point you were so eloquently making! How amusing!
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.[/p][/quote]tw@t magnet indeed Pup! As your presence on this thread so beautifully demonstrates! Clever of you to use yourself as the example, to prove the point you were so eloquently making! How amusing! Southampton Dominance
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11:57am Wed 28 Nov 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

insane saint wrote:
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FISHY FEW

SSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH


HHHHH

WE WILL WIN TONIGHT AND WIN WELL

THE THREE POINTS ARE THERE FOR US TO TAKE

TOGETHER AS ONE

COYR

3-0 TONIGHT SLR TO GET 2, GASTON THE OTHER.
Is SLR the new Chinese centre forward ?
Sir Licky Rambert! ahso!
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FISHY FEW SSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH HHHHH WE WILL WIN TONIGHT AND WIN WELL THE THREE POINTS ARE THERE FOR US TO TAKE TOGETHER AS ONE COYR 3-0 TONIGHT SLR TO GET 2, GASTON THE OTHER.[/p][/quote]Is SLR the new Chinese centre forward ? Sir Licky Rambert! ahso! SaintAsh1964
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12:25pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
I see the tw@t magnet is working today.

Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.
Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!


!! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh


!!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!!


!!!!

3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare!
Is Schshschschuscht the German for Ssssshhhhuuuusssshhh

h?

Perhaps the Canary has been attracted here because he's heard Seed is about.

Anyhow, I have e mailed Nicola today to tell him if Delia turns up tonight she won't be too impressed with the club's regular run-of-the-mill catering. I explained she usually has three canaries baked in a puff pastry and he should offer her one - explaining it's called the St Marys Tweetie Pie.

Scheigend! Totenstille!
It might be, my German colleague is sat at the next table so I could ask him; wait a minute .......







...............




.......... He says, "nein, die Deutsch für SHHHHHHHHHH!! wird, 'jetzt stoppen oder schneide ich die Hoden ab.' "

I think you could work that into your next poem.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: I see the tw@t magnet is working today. Please sssshhhuuussshhhhh. It's the only way.[/p][/quote]Yep! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! !! Sssshhhhuuuusssshhhh !!!! and double Schschschschuscht!!! !!!! 3-1 Saints, Ruddy to start and have a mare![/p][/quote]Is Schshschschuscht the German for Ssssshhhhuuuusssshhh h? Perhaps the Canary has been attracted here because he's heard Seed is about. Anyhow, I have e mailed Nicola today to tell him if Delia turns up tonight she won't be too impressed with the club's regular run-of-the-mill catering. I explained she usually has three canaries baked in a puff pastry and he should offer her one - explaining it's called the St Marys Tweetie Pie. Scheigend! Totenstille![/p][/quote]It might be, my German colleague is sat at the next table so I could ask him; wait a minute ....... ............... .......... He says, "nein, die Deutsch für SHHHHHHHHHH!! wird, 'jetzt stoppen oder schneide ich die Hoden ab.' " I think you could work that into your next poem. Strasbourg Saint
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12:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Rising_Son says...

Puppy seems to be attractive to tw@ts. Poor sod.
Puppy seems to be attractive to tw@ts. Poor sod. Rising_Son
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1:17pm Wed 28 Nov 12

saintkenny says...

dont worry to much puppy we know who they are each and everyone of them despite login names ,regulars are not fooled shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuush
dont worry to much puppy we know who they are each and everyone of them despite login names ,regulars are not fooled shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuush saintkenny
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3:20pm Wed 28 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Hobson82 wrote:
I've put money on another 2-0 tonight and Rickie Lambert will score both goals.
Football pundit and ex liverpool legend MARK LAWRENSON has predicted 2-0 to the SAINTS too.COYR
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: I've put money on another 2-0 tonight and Rickie Lambert will score both goals.[/p][/quote]Football pundit and ex liverpool legend MARK LAWRENSON has predicted 2-0 to the SAINTS too.COYR CB FRY LIVES
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3:22pm Wed 28 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

on the ball city never mind the danger wrote:
ruddy is back tonight superb
He will be out for norwich's next match with backache.Poor sod will be picking the ball out of the back of his net all night tonight at ST MARYS..RUDDY NORA .
COYR
[quote][p][bold]on the ball city never mind the danger[/bold] wrote: ruddy is back tonight superb[/p][/quote]He will be out for norwich's next match with backache.Poor sod will be picking the ball out of the back of his net all night tonight at ST MARYS..RUDDY NORA . COYR CB FRY LIVES
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4:41pm Wed 28 Nov 12

JohnItaly says...

Remember records are there to be broken and new ones established. Keep up the run tonight!!
Remember records are there to be broken and new ones established. Keep up the run tonight!! JohnItaly
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5:45pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Taunton Saint says...

will be tough, they will work hard, Ill take a hard fought 1-0 or 2-1 tbh a point wouldn't be the worst!
will be tough, they will work hard, Ill take a hard fought 1-0 or 2-1 tbh a point wouldn't be the worst! Taunton Saint
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