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    Confucious wrote:
    With the likes of Man City looking to spend even more this summer I do not see success coming our way at all.

    I was going to put £200 on us topping the Prem (winning £1 million), but let's face it that isn't going to happen. I think we'll finish second.

    This will be the third season in row where we've finished runners up and been denied a victory parade through the city as a result. It's becoming very frustrating.

    Come on Cortese and Adkins - get your act together!
    oh dear that would mean more humiliation with the poopey lot taking the mick for us coming second again.
    any way having never put a bet on in my life what would a modest bet of £5.00 be worth
    saints top 6 finish
    lambert top scorer
    davis most clean sheets
    fewest red/yellow cards
    any ideas?"
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Saints aiming to beat the bookies

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Saints have been made second favourites for relegation from the Premier League just weeks after their brilliant promotion to the top flight was confirmed.

Virtually every major bookmaker in the country believes Saints will be one of the three teams to go down next season – even before a ball is kicked or signings completed. Saints and their supporters are unlikely to be too bothered, with an underdog mentality sure to suit Nigel Adkins and his men upon their return to the top flight.

But it may be a slight cause of frustration that Saints and Reading are overwhelming favourites to be relegated, while West Ham, who finished third and only came up via the play-offs, are longer odds to join them back in the Championship.

Reading are generally the favourites for the drop, with bookmakers offering a best priced 11-10 on them going down.

Some bookies have pegged Saints at the same odds, but several others have them slightly wider at 5-4.

Remarkably, West Ham, are only the fifth favourites for the drop at 5-2 while Wigan, who narrowly avoided relegation last season are third favourites at a best priced 2-1.

One of last season’s promoted teams, the much heralded Norwich side who, like Saints, secured back-to-back promotions to get to the Premier League, are fourth favourites at 9-4.

The more optimistic Saints fans might consider the 5000-1 on their team to win the Premier League, or even 11-2 for a top ten finish or 20-1 for a top six finish.


Reading 11-10, Saints 5-4, Wigan 2-1 Norwich 9-4, West Ham 5-2, QPR 9-2, Swansea 9-2, West Brom 5-1, Aston Villa 7-1, Stoke 7-1, Sunderland 10-1, Fulham 12-1.


Saints to finish in the top ten - 11-2
Saints to finish in the top six - 20-1
Saints to win the Premier League - 5000-1

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