Robbie Savage, Neil Ashton, Martin Samuel. These 3 men, all share or should I say shared an opinion. They all believed that come May, Southampton FC would find themselves in the bottom three, dooming them to relegation! These men have now been well and truly humiliated, and are feeling the full force of something I like to call “Lazy Journalism”.
This entitles of basically being an armchair critic, following the crowd, just because it’s easy. Journalists should be controversial, but this was simply a selection for the sake of a selection, it was only chosen because it filled a gap. This screamed to me that the men in question weren’t doing their jobs properly.
Now 5 games into The Premier League Season, the boys in red and white sit second only to Chelsea. This is made all the more pleasing by the position of those who deserted us over the summer.
Pochettino’s Spurs sit ninth after, a loss at home to West Brom and a draw at Sunderland.
Luke Shaw’s Manchester United sit a lowly 12th however he wouldn’t know as he’s restricted from playing due to “Fitness” problems.
But best of all is the situation at Liverpool. After defeats at West Ham and City, and a loss at home to Villa, Lallana, Lovren and Lambert could well be feeling just as sheepish as the Savage and his band of merry men!
They just mustn’t have heard about Tadic’s wand of a left boot, Pellè’s gun of a head and Alderweireld’s beefeater attitude to protecting his goal.
You have to remind yourself that with Sadio Mané and Jay Rodiguez still to come Saints could well be a real force this season. So to summarise 3 idiots, 2nd in the league, I’m 1 happy Saints fan.