Nervy finale in store for Saints

Tuesday 7th May 2013 9:14

Southampton: Not safe just yet

Southampton: Not safe just yet

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Southampton FanZoner Olly Chanot braces himself for a nervy climax to the end of the Premier League season.

With only two games left for us in the Premier League for the 2012/13 season, Southampton may be four points off 18th-placed Wigan, but the season is far from over.

We are far from favorites to go down, but if we fail to win in the games against Sunderland or Stoke, then maybe we shouldn't be in this league. On Saturday we showed that we are a tough side to crack as it took 86 minutes for former Saint Gareth Bale to secure Spurs all three points, but the week before we put in one of our worst performances so far in the Premier League by losing 3-0 to an impressive West Brom.

We are reaching the point in the season where we need to grab as many points as we can, something that Wigan do consistently at this point. We will all be looking at Wigan's results. They have the potential to win all three games that they have left, something that everyone knows. This year they have four games in 12 days, the main one will be against the blue side of Manchester. Then they are travelling to an Arsenal side desperate for a top-four finish and then finish their season against fellow strugglers Aston Villa.

Our next game is against a Sunderland side that are just one point below us. This will be a real six pointer. If they win we will be below them and in serious danger, but if we can snatch a win, then surely that means Premier League survival. The last game of the season will be in front of a sold-out St Mary's stadium. We sold out our allocation in under six hours. That shows us that everyone wants to be a part of one of the biggest games that we have played. Hopefully we can finish the game as victors, something that we almost achieved earlier on in the season at The Britannia.

Myself and many other Saints supporters will have some restless sleeps in the next two weeks, I am hoping and praying for Premier League survival, as we waited seven years to get the opportunity, and I am not ready to let go of the Premier League status just yet, let's hope the sun will shine on the top team in the south next year in the Premier League!

By Olly Chanot, FanZone's Southampton blogger.

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