I was at the game yesterday against Southampton and the away support was, as usual, very vocal in the opening 30 minutes.

However, as the performance on the pitch deteriorated and we went behind, so the support started to deteriorate. Even after their first goal though, when what seemed like the only pocket of home ‘support’ next to us settled down again, (after less than a minute), only the away support could be heard trying to lift the team.

Things just seemed to get worse on the pitch despite attempts from the away support to lift spirits and by the time their second goal went in even the spirits of the away support were drained and who could blame them.

Amidst all of this I was witness to some guy who came to greet one of the stewards who he clearly was a good friend of.  He then ranted about this being the worst away support he had ever seen to the Southampton steward in our earshot.

Worse yet, this same guy and the 3 or 4 or more who were with him, said goodbye to this steward and left the ground with 11 minutes of normal time on the clock and given there were 4 added minutes, it means he left 15 minutes before the final whistle.

My friend, before you start bemoaning the worst ever away support, take a close look at yourself.

Thanks guys and thanks to all at St Mary’s who tried to lift a team that were struggling to say the least.

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