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    likewatchingbrazil wrote:
    no whiteshite no ptj no fish at all,
    wonder why, coyr foadp
    From one committed SAINTS FAN to another ....


    The smart money may be on the DRAW which would still leave SAINTS TOP with 3 Games to FIGHT TO BE CROWNED CHAMPIONS !!!

    The fact is Southampton have been Top for so long now - they must go on and WIN the League.

    Everyone is hoping Nigel has done his homework on the Speedy Wing Threat delivering balls into the box and the Aerial Threat around the Box.

    The Selection of the right Defence Team - the Correct use of Substitutes - and Winning everything in the Air will nullify the threat.

    Shots must be closed down and the same work rate including defensive duties as well as peppering the Reading Goal will produce the WIN FOR SAINTS.

    RED AND WHITE (Barmy Army)


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Reading draw level with Saints at Championship summit

Reading manager Brian McDermott

Reading manager Brian McDermott

First published in Sport

Reading have drawn level on points with Saints at the top of the Championship table after beating Brighton 1-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Ian Harte’s deflected free kick on 14 minutes proved to be the difference between the sides, though the Seagulls might have got something had Ashley Barnes converted a second half penalty rather than have it saved by Adam Federici.

The three points doesn’t have too much impact on the automatic promotion situation with Saints and Reading both now on 82 points, six ahead of third placed West Ham.

However, it does up the stakes ahead of Friday night’s St Mary’s clash between the top two, who are separated only by Saints’ superior goal difference.

West Ham will no doubt be hoping that Friday’s game ends in a win for one side or the other and that they can then put on a little pressure by beating Brighton themselves at the weekend to cut the gap on one of the sides to three points with what will be three games left.

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