Monday, August 30

Remembrance of things Pards

Poor old Pards. A bizarre decision by Southampton to sack him today following the death of their owner. The new man obviously has someone lined up, but having seen an impressive Southampton win 4-0 at Bristol Rovers on Saturday it seems particularly churlish.

The Saints outplayed the Gasheads and it looked as if Pardew was putting together another decent side. Good keeper in Kelvin Davis, strong centre backs, a skilful midfielder in Jason Puncheon and a decent strike force of Ricky Lambert and ex-Spurs man Lee Bernard, who looks like he might go further up the leagues.

And they have Adam Lallana, who scored just to prove that Southampton's directors are living in Lallana land. Another bonus for a vacationing Iron was the late appearance of David 'Angry Ant' Connolly, who came on to produce a couple of saves.

Let's hope Pards gets another job soon.


Deane said...

preferably the West Ham one

albertrand71 said...

That doesn't seem too outrageous a prospect. Pards was the only manager we've had over the last decade to build a decent side and one that believed in itself, fought hard to the final whistle and never gave up. This current squad are shocking, I can really see us going down this season.

Pete May said...

You do wonder if Pards had stayed what we might have achieved. The side was suffering from second season syndrome, but with time he could probably have turned it round.

With Konchesky, Zamora, Benayoun, Ferdinand, Reo-Coker and Etherington, we surely had the makings of a decent mid-table side.