Southampton v Man City (14:15 GMT)
City need to forget they are playing Liverpool next week and play their best team in this game, to get back to winning ways.
They have lost two on the trot but they have not started some of their big stars in those games, so now is the time for Pep Guardiola to get them back in the team from the start, if he can.
As well as being without some key players, it would also help City if opposing teams would stop scoring wonder goals against them, and they have also conceded with the first shot they have faced in three of their past four league games.
But, regardless of the circumstances, they have lost some of the aura they once had. It will be interesting to see if Saints do go out and attack them, because I do think it will help City if that happens.
Lawro’s prediction: 0-3
Theo’s prediction: This will be snowed off unfortunately… when it does happen, Danny Ings is going to get a hat-trick, and City are going to lose 3-0.
bounce back from recent performances and strut to a victory
- close, cagey affair but edge it
- bore draw
- score draw
- If and can do it so can , the team get back on the and score 1 more than
drink their Red Bull, grow wings and beat by 2 or more
Anyone likely to have a ticket available for this match? Looking for one for a mate of mine.
27th Dec. He.e at 7:30 on Mrs D_P birthday switched from 26th when I could have gone.
30th 3:15 2 hours before I fly to Poland
Awkward way around it, but if you’re stuck, you can buy one with my membership, or use the daughters(adult now) as well and buy 2, if you want. Let me know and i’ll update f&f details, if needed.
Will post membership(s), if i’m not at a game before.
I might struggle (not sure yet) in which case my seat is yours, if you want. Will know after the weekend I think
Sorry, I will be making this one
Let me know closer to the time if you haven’t got one.
Cheers, and I apologise for my abuse on the match thread. I’m a bit tipsy. You arse.
Knock yourself out, I am not arsed mate.
I know. Dealing with you on a match thread is just like talking to someone who has read reviews of a film rather than watching it. Or someone phoning in their war report from a Chiswick bedsit.
I don’t need to see it, I am resigned to it, we may improve in a month if we sign some quality players but with the ones we have we’re down, Gao stating sell before you buy means we’re fucked as who is going to buy our shite?
So do you only watch us when we are doing well?
Oh no I’ve watched us for years, I just don’t want to watch this shite tonight and get wound up, losing isn’t an issue, its the manner of defeat, the same with relegation.
I won’t be arsed about it but I’ll be extremely annoyed at how it happened, the same really about our transfer moneyball policy.
But you don’t want to be ‘invested’. Surely if you are a ‘fan’ you are invested?
I am invested, I just don’t want to be a wound up invested Southampton fan.
So you choose to not watch the game? That is one fucking weird ‘fan’. Are you invested in your marriage but refuse to fuck the mrs?
There’s a leaky at the back joke but I won’t go there
Glad to see that Lawro mentions us once in his prediction (see OP)
Poll also added to OP