IF ANYBODY was hoping for a nice, quiet end to the season then you can forget that.
SAINTS not only delivered
three vital points but, just
as importantly, a belief
that they do have what it
takes to stay up.
IN A TIGHT relegation scrap, the smallest of margins can make a massive difference.
IN A WEEK when the
commitment of certain
Saints players has been
Pearson couldn't have
asked for much more
effort from the side he
put out last night.
Saints fight back to earn a last-gasp point after Jason Euell nets an equaliser just seconds from time.
IT MAY not have been
exactly what he was hoping
for, but at least Nigel
Pearson is off and running.
IN FOOTBALL, like
any other walk of life,
you take your leadership
from the top. But
when there is a void,
things start to drift.
JOHN Gorman and Jason
Dodd are going to have to
show their managerial
mettle sooner than they,
or anybody else, would
AT times Saints were
unlucky, on other occasions
after a good display
ended in another home
defeat the task of getting
the team into the
top six is growing
harder for the next
IT'S a strange stage of the Championship season
- but for Saints it's an important one.
THIS victory over Leicester might have seemed somewhat routine, but it showed a different side to Saints.
SOMETIMES there are moments in games which are turning points and, just occasionally, they can be turning points in a season as well.
CHRISTMAS is a time for giving, but Saints need to do some taking in the final third to keep their season alive this festive period.
IT'S amazing how sometimes in football you can watch a team change in front of your eyes.
SAINTS have given themselves a window of opportunity which they must not spurn if they are to achieve a top six finish.
John goal enough to prompt collective sigh of relief from St Marys faithful
IN recent weeks it has been suggested that at times Saints were a little too entertaining for their own good. It appeared last night they had listened.
LIFE IS never dull at Saints these days - off the pitch and on it.
IT'S HARD to know what's more pleasing for Saints - making it three wins out of four or keeping a clean sheet.
IT seems this season that every time Saints take a step forward, they take another one back.
TO put it fairly mildly, it's been a bad week for Saints.
IF this game was a test of Saints' promotion credentials, then they have given reason for optimism despite defeat.
IS there life without Kenwyne Jones? You better believe it!
GEORGE Burley must feel he has one of the toughest jobs in football at the moment - and he might well be right.