DG: “I’d sooner play City or Chelsea than Saints”


GoldnobesDavid Gold would sooner be playing Chelsea, Manchester City or Arsenal than Southampton this evening!

For despite the south coast side rising into third place in the Premier League Gold believes expectations will be lower than they should be.

Gold admires their progress but no more than our own and said: “I go everywhere with confidence – at our best we are the equal of anybody in this league.

“Unfortuntely for us I believe Saints are still considered on a past reputation but they are clearly far better than that.

“I think the expectancy levels aren’t as high as they would be at say Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City for example. In fact they should be.

“It’s a very tough game and obviously we will have to be at our best and give them the respect and credit they are due.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    Southampton have a team of players like Sakho who had good reputations but need to prove there selves so they are giving 100% as well as using all that talent also,
    If you look at there best performers we were showing a interest in a lot of them aswell and we did not meet the asking price or the players fancied playing for there manager and not ours,if we meet there effort we will beat them because player against player we are better.we were undone at home in midfield and now we have a better set up and better players in those positions.

  • mattefumi69 says:

    Yes bubs, player against player we are probably better. The problem is manager against manager… I hope the next one is De Boer: young, Dutch (synonymous with offensive game) and able of giving value to young talents. Anyway COYI!

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