Saints Match Reports

Nottingham Forest 3 Saints 1

Daily Echo: Defiant Saints fans at Nottingham Forest

4:11pm Wednesday 6th May 2009

IT SEEMS very un- Saintslike, almost unnatural, to go into the last day of the season with nothing to play for.

Saints 2 Burnley 2

Daily Echo: Saints' Andrew Surman takes in relegation

10:44am Monday 27th April 2009

SOMEHOW the pitch invasion at the end of Saints’ 2-2 draw with Burnley rather summed up not only a woeful season but a miserable few years.

Sheffied Wednesday 2 Saints 0

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana

11:28am Tuesday 21st April 2009

FOOTBALLING miracles do sometimes happen, but the chances of Saints getting one to keep them up looks very slim indeed.

Saints 1 Crystal Palace 0

Daily Echo: Clint Hill blocks MicGoldrick's shot

5:15pm Tuesday 14th April 2009

WHATEVER the long term future may hold for Saints, they have given themselves short term hope.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Saints 0

Daily Echo: Bradley Wright-Phillips

3:36pm Thursday 16th April 2009

PRESSURE or no pressure, relegation battle or title tilt, there are certain basics you need to achieve to win games of football.

Watford 2 Saints 2

Daily Echo: Saeijs heads home his first

3:39pm Thursday 16th April 2009

IF EVER there was a game that typified Saints’ season and underlined just why they are where there are in the table, this was it.

Saints 2 Charlton Athletic 3

Daily Echo: Bradley Wright-Phillips claws one back for Saints

3:51pm Thursday 16th April 2009

THIS game was a stark reminder that ultimately no matter what the fans or administrators do off the pitch, it is the players on it who will decide the team’s fate this season.

Blackpool 1 Saints 1

Daily Echo: McGoldrick takes on Baptiste

3:10pm Monday 23rd March 2009

IT’S TIME for everyone connected with Saints to take stock, a deep breath and get ready for a massive few weeks.

Saints 0 Queens Park Rangers 0

Daily Echo: Jason Euell

12:01pm Monday 16th March 2009

SAINTS cannot afford many more missed opportunities if they are to survive this season.

Saints 1 Derby County 1

Daily Echo: Chris Perry scores against Derby

11:10am Wednesday 11th March 2009

IF SAINTS are to survive, they absolutely must learn how to close out games.

Birmingham City 1 Saints 0

Daily Echo: Drew Surman takes on Lee Carsley

6:49pm Monday 9th March 2009

NOW comes the real test for Saints and their head coach, Mark Wotte.

Saints 1 - 2 Doncaster

Daily Echo: CONSOLATION: Marek Saganowski buries a shot home in the final minute. Inset: Bradley Wright-Phillips is bundled out of it.

10:20am Tuesday 20th January 2009

SHIFTS IN momentum often mean a lot in football but come along rarely. Saints have had two in the space of just over a week.

Barnsley 0 - 1 Saints

Daily Echo: CELEBRATION TIME: David McGoldrick wheels away in joy after his matchwinner.                           Daily Echo pictures by Paul Collins.

4:09pm Monday 19th January 2009

JAN Poortvliet had called on Saints to do whatever it took to get a win at Barnsley, even if it meant winning ugly. His players took him at his word.

Saints 1 - 1 Reading

Daily Echo: CLOSE CONTROL: The impressive Oscar Gobern in action against Reading.                                     Daily Echo pictures by Paul Collins.

4:04pm Monday 19th January 2009

SO 2008 for Saints ended with equal measure of disappointment and pride, optimism and frustration.

Plymouth 2 - 0 Saints

Daily Echo: TOO GOOD: Rory Fallon rises unmarked from six yards to put Plymouth 1-0 up at Home Park.       Daily Echo pictures by: Matthew Watson.

3:28pm Monday 19th January 2009

THEY SAY when you’re down the bottom of the table, things go against you – but you need to take advantage when they don’t.

Saints 0 - 2 Nottingham Forest

Daily Echo: TWO AGAINST ONE: Jack Cork and Andrew Surman try to win possession.                                    Daily Echo pictures by: Stuart Martin

3:18pm Monday 19th January 2009

IT’S about time we all had a bit of realism where Saints is concerned.

Burnley 3 - 2 Saints

Daily Echo: Eary Woe as Burnley go 2 - 0 up

3:12pm Monday 19th January 2009

WITH HALF the season gone, it’s time for the talking to stop and for results on the pitch to improve.

Crystal Palace 3 - 0 Saints

Daily Echo: opening misery: Shefki Kuqi lobs his early effort over Kelvin Davis to give Palace the lead at Selhurst Park.

4:25pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

THE problems that are caused by not winning your home games were displayed in glorious technicolour for any doubters at Crystal Palace last night.

Saints 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday

Daily Echo: LONG WAIT OVER: Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his first league goal at St Mary’s of 2008.               Echo pictures by Paul Collins.

4:21pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

THERE is a very good reason why goalscorers command top dollar, both in terms of fees and wages.

Charlton Athletic 0 - 0 Saints

Daily Echo: PENALTY! Adam Lallana vainly protests that he’s been shoved.

4:17pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

SAINTS have laid down a clear challenge to those who run the club – try to keep us together because we are making progress.

Saints 0 - 0 Plymouth

Daily Echo: EVASIVE ACTION: David McGoldrick’s shot sends the Plymouth defence scattering in all directions.

4:12pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

JAN Poortvliet has got to find an answer to Saints’ poor home form very quickly.

Reading 1 - 2 Saints

Daily Echo: HIGH FIVE: Saints players celebrate a sensational victory at the final whistle.

3:49pm Monday 24th November 2008

THIS unlikely win at Reading must be seen as the beginning of Saints’ mission, not the conclusion.

Saints 0 Bristol City 1

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana

10:52am Monday 10th November 2008

IF YOU want to do anything in football, even just avoid relegation, then your home form is crucial.

Preston North End 2 Saints 3

Daily Echo: Surman goal celebrate preston away.JPG

10:49am Monday 10th November 2008

NOT just in football matches but in football seasons you often having turning points.

Saints 1 - 1 Coventry City

Daily Echo: Jason Euell

10:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2008

IT IS in that final, decisive, third that Saints must improve to turn results in their favour.

Swansea City 3 Saints 0

Daily Echo: Simon Gillett wins a header

10:47am Monday 10th November 2008

WHATEVER is going on at Saints right now, the players cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves.

Sheffield United 0 Saints 0

Daily Echo: Skacel back in action

10:44am Monday 10th November 2008

AFTER the disappointing weekend loss to Watford, Saints showed two vital things at Sheffield United – character and a desire to put right what had gone wrong.

Saints 0 - Watford 3

Daily Echo: Paul Wotton misses his penalty

10:40am Monday 10th November 2008

JAN Poortvliet has urged his side to take points from games in which they play poorly – they might be better starting off with ones they should win.

Coventry City 4 Saints 1

Daily Echo: Jay Tabb wheels away after scoring Coventry's opener

10:00am Monday 6th October 2008

JAN Poortvliet will probably feel the 4-1 defeat at Coventry was a missed opportunity. After two good wins in their last two outings, it was a game that Saints could afford to lose – well, as much

Saints 2 Norwich City 0

Daily Echo: Jordan Robertson

11:38am Wednesday 1st October 2008

THERE are several key ingredients for any successful football team.

Doncaster Rovers 0 Saints 2

Daily Echo: Jack Cork

1:12pm Monday 29th September 2008

FOOTBALL can sometimes leave you slightly baffled – but when it goes your way you just keep your head down and don’t complain.

Rotherham United 3 Saints 1

Daily Echo: Drew Surman dribbles with the ball

2:21pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

DESPITE their poor league form, Saints had at least been able to take some solace from their performances in the Carling Cup this season.

Saints 0 Barnsley 0

Daily Echo: Drew Surman goes down under a challenge

2:15pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

JAN Poortvliet will be thinking long and hard about things right now.

Saints 2 Ipswich Town 2

Daily Echo: Tomas Pekhart strikes

10:14am Thursday 18th September 2008

THERE have been plenty of reasons to be positive at the start of this Saints season despite some ordinary results.

Queens Park Rangers 4 Saints 1

Daily Echo: David McGoldrick

10:56am Monday 15th September 2008

IT is more vital than ever that Saints retain their composure and self belief.

Saints 0 Blackpool 1

Daily Echo: Lloyd James

11:03am Monday 15th September 2008

ONE downside to having a young team is they do much of their learning on the pitch.

Saints 2 Birmingham City 0

Daily Echo:

3:26pm Wednesday 27th August 2008

EVEN WITH modern scouting networks and the advent of ProZone, Saints this season will still hit teams with an element of surprise.

Derby County 0 Saints 1

Daily Echo: Lee Holmes and Robbie Savage

3:22pm Monday 25th August 2008

THERE HAVE been those questioning the sanity of Jan Poortvliet and his Saints employers in recent weeks.

Saints 1 Birmingham City 2

Daily Echo:

1:05pm Monday 18th August 2008

TO BEAT the best teams at any level of football you need a Plan B'.

Exeter City 1 Saints 3

Daily Echo:

3:28pm Wednesday 13th August 2008

DEFEATING Exeter in the Carling Cup may not sound like a significant result for Saints but it might just prove that way.

Cardiff City 2 Saints 1

Daily Echo:

3:55pm Tuesday 12th August 2008

AS JAN Poortvliet picks the bones out of Saints' opening day defeat he will find plenty of positives - and a few negatives as well.



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