Never Mind the Title, Here’s Southampton!

No icing, but what a bloody cake!

Southampton are back in the Premier League after a seven year absence, and it still hasn’t really sunk in yet. Emotional scenes at St. Mary’s yesterday as  Nigel Adkins and his players got the reward they justly deserved for 19 months of hard work.

I’ve followed this club through all the downs and all the ups, and days like yesterday make everything worthwhile.

My view of the celebrations...

The Premier League is going to bring a whole set of new challenges and that we can worry about in August, for now we can focus on the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal etc. coming to St. Mary’s. It should also see the first return to St. Mary’s of a certain former Saints manager currently residing in North London. A warm welcome will be in store for Mr. Redknapp no doubt.

In recent weeks, as the race to seal the second automatic promotion spot seemed to get closer and closer it felt a little bit like it wasn’t going to happen for us, our confidence looked low and we were soon abandoning our style. Something was different yesterday. We looked every bit the side we did in the earlier stages of the season. The interchanges between Lallana, Guly (dare I say, he was my man of the match?) and Schneiderlin in particular highlighting the level of ability we have in the squad.

Don’t get me wrong the Premier League is as tough as it gets, but this squad has the ability and undoubtedly the spirit.

Together as One.

WE. ARE. PREMIER. LEAGUE.

Chris

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