Its here!, the new season is upon us, WOO HOO, and we start the 07/08 campaign with a trip to the south coast, SOUTHAMPTON.
Simon Jordan: This will be Clinton Morrisons season, starting now!
Southampton Team News:
Debuts for Vignal, Hammill and Safri
Player to watch: Grzegorz Rasiak
Grzegorz Rasiak is a big, powerful striker who can score for fun. Rasiak has good technical ability and will score many goals at this level, except today.
Crystal Palace Team News:
Palace have a number of injury worries, skipper Carl Fletcher, winger Paul Ifill and midfielder Mark Kennedy are all ruled out with niggles picked up in pre-season.
New signings Tony Craig, Jose Fonte and Jeff Hughes could all make their league debuts.
Player to watch: Stuart Green
Stuart Green, been impressive in pre-season.
Match Facts & Stats
Our away record v Southampton
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
33 5 7 21 26 59
Southampton 1-1 Palace
Tuesday December 26 2006
Southampton: Davis, Ostlund, Baird, Lundekvam, Bale, Surman (Wright-Phillips, 88), Wright, Pele, Skacel, Rasiak, Jones (sent off 28)
Subs not used: Bialkowski, Idiakez, Dyer, Viafara
Red Card: Jones, 28
Goals: Baird 47
Palace: Flinders, Butterfield, Hudson, Ward, Granville, Soares, Fletcher (Reich, 46), Kennedy, McAnuff, Morrison (Freedman, 66), Kuqi
Subs not used: Wilkinson, Lawrence, Scowcroft
Yellow Cards: Fletcher, Flinders, Soares
Goals: McAnuff 54
0-2 to Palace, Southampton like their fans will expect to win easily, they will come unstuck, as were ready
Palace away to Bristol Rovers Tues August 14th kick off 19.45