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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Frazer’s Curse Strikes Again….!


Back in May I posted an article regarding the ill affects Frazer Richardson’s presence seems to have on the football clubs that he is contracted to - “Is Frazer Richardson Cursed?”

richardson bw Following the article, Frazer secured a move to Southampton who were obviously unaware of the evil within. The move surprised many, but as part of ‘The League One Team of the Year’ Frazer’s stock was in high regard throughout the third tier. Richardson joined a team that narrowly missed out on a Play-off place the previous season despite a 10 point deficit from The Football League.

Over the course of last season Alan Pardew spent a small fortune assembling one of the best squads ever at League One level. Ricky Lambert and Lee Barnard were recruited to spearhead the attack and Jason Puncheon joined to compliment the already impressive Adam Lallana.

The current season had pundits and experts writing off any challenge to Southampton’s march to The League One title and Championship football, few could see past The Saints replacing their local rivals Portsmouth in next season’s second tier… They obviously don’t read this blog!

Three weeks into the season, manager Alan Pardew was relieved of his duties following an average start to the campaign and the clubs owner had tragically passed away! Since Pardew’s dismissal, St Mary’s has witnessed  a 3-0 reverse to Swindon in the dreaded JPT and a humbling 2-0 defeat to my home town club Rochdale (which incidentally won me a few pounds to boot!).

Southampton may well go onto achieve promotion come May but it’s not a great start by any stretch of the imagination. Should The Saints fail this time around, surely there can only be one person to blame…

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  1. MJK_SuperLeedsUnited9 September 2010 at 14:16

    Ha ha ha great article! I dont normally comment on your articles but I remember reading the article back in May and chuckled throughout! You gotta feel for Frazer though! He has been through it this last few years! Keep them coming mate!

  2. And all while being injured too! He's out til October, not played a game yet this season.

  3. funny article

    but cmon.... let not degrade a guy who was a great servant to leeds united. Best of luck Frazer


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