Saints fans here in the Tavern are coming to the end of their tether in recent games as they start to become their own downfall.
Southampton have been one of the underdog sides in seasons gone past with some major upsets and quality players along the way. Now having settled down for their 6 consecutive season in the Premier League, they’ve firmly established themselves as one of the core members. Looking to challenge for a European spot with new man Mauricio Pellegrino at the helm, they got off to a mixed start having drawn, lost and won in their first 3 games.
Now 10 games into the season, they sit just inside the top half and have enjoyed their best form of late as they go unbeaten in their last 3 games. However, it isn’t all rosy for the Saints as throwing away leading positions is becoming a common theme for the team, who just don’t seem like they want a win.
After leading 1-0 inside of 6 minutes against high flyers Brighton at the weekend things were looking up for the Saints, but old tricks never fail to prevail as they fail to take advantage of a winning position to be pegged back to a 1-1 draw.
When you’re conceding goals on a consistent basis, it’s generally down to either the defenders or goalkeeper, without hesitation fans put all the blame on England international Fraser Forster. A loyal servant for the club has had a torrid time of late, as his performances haven’t been short of sloppy. The last fixture against Brighton was the pinnacle of this, as fans hit out at the keeper with his poor attempt to save the Brighton goal, with his reflexes being described as a man who just went 10 rounds with Anthony Joshua.
How long can this disaster possibly go on for? Surely a change should be made?
So with many people already calling for Forster’s head, here is what the Southampton faithful thought of the horrors at the weekend…
Fraser Forster with the reaction speed of a man who went 10 rounds with Anthony Joshua last night.
— Coral (@Coral) October 29, 2017
Minus Hennessy at Palace, has there been a worse Premier League keeper than Fraser Forster over the past 12 months? I’ll wait… #saintsFC
— Aidan Small (@MrAidanSmall) October 29, 2017
How many more Fraser Forster errors is it found to take for Alex McCarthy to get a call up? It’s not like little errors either #saintsfc
— Brandon Butt (@25buttsfc1) October 29, 2017
We calling that as another Fraser Forster cock-up?
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) October 29, 2017
Fraser Forster can no longer start in goal for us surely? Mistake after mistake coat
— Max griffin (@maxlee_griffin) October 29, 2017
Fraser Forster at fault again. Never got the fuss
— Matt Jones (@MattJFootball) October 29, 2017
Fraser Forster really is an awful goalkeeper. #saintsfc
— Tom C (@tcsaintsfc) October 29, 2017
Forster ia absolute joke there. That was a disaster. #saintsfc
— Saints Mike (@Mike7167) October 29, 2017
Fraser Forster is the worst keeper in the world
— (@MADVILLAlNY) October 29, 2017