Santon set for Swansea return

Santon set for reserve outing
Davide Santon is in line for a return to action later on in the wee when Peter Beardsley takes his reserve side to the Swansea.

The kick-off is at 7pm on Wednesday evening and the game will take place at a Rugby ground, namely the Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli. Admission costs £10. £10!!!! For a reserve game? The owrlds has gone mad…

The wisdom of playing a player with a borderline knee problem on a Rugby pitch is up for question, although the kind of surfaces that Rugby is played on these days aren’t too different to the ones you’ll see at football grounds up and down the country in fairness. As much as I despise the game, I’ll concede that top Rugby has come a long way.

I’d like to hope that Santon can come in and play the match without aggravating his knee. At the moment it seems as though we might get away with him having to just have the fluid drained from his knee but if there are any setbacks then we could see him out of action for a few weeks. I guess we’ll find out today. We can’t keep him wrapped in cotton wool forever.

Having said that I’d probably not want to put him straight in against Wolves at the weekend. Partly because they will try and tackle any flair and creativity out us, and partly because you shouldn’t change a winning team. Danny Simpson and Ryan Taylor may have limitations and they may make me sit on the edge of my seat at times, but they have been part of the team that has started off so well so they should retain their place, especially as one reserve appearance is probably not enough for Santon to get himself back up to speed.

I’ll be keeping an eye on the game on Wednesdays so feel free to pop back and I’ll keep you up to date with how the match is going on, who is playing, and how they are playing. Hopefully Santon will come through unscathed and I can report that he had a blinder as the quicker he gets into first team contention the better off we’ll be.

More strength in the squad? Yes please!

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13 thoughts on “Santon set for Swansea return

  1. Thought it was Wednesday too lol.

    Anyone else see that Blackburn are going on a tour of India in the international break and playing a friendly. That’s a good idea….
    For us maybe 😈 maybe some food poisoning or niggles for the cup match. Nothing serious like 🙂


  2. you have every right to be concerned about the pitch tho.
    It wont be good as the scarlets were playing rugby on it on saturday.
    This is one of the reasons we no longer use Kingston Park.
    The ball bobbles all over the place and it is easy to turn an ankle as the turf gets ripped up in places by the scrums.


  3. @BB
    Eh? – Mark – you keep pushing the same line. Why?
    Do I?? show me where I keep pushing the same line.. Believe me I’m neither a fan or hater of MA, I was merely asking could they now be given some lee-way and perhaps be applauded.. just a question m8, nothing in it but that??


  4. I must of missed the last few games he played. I’m sure I saw them

    “Recent QPR signing Shaun Wright-Phillips admits he is loving life at Loftus Road.

    The 29-year-old has been in superb form since his deadline day move from Manchester City to west London.

    Wright-Phillips’ performances for the R’s have already seen him linked with an England recall, although the winger is just happy to be playing regular first-team football again”

    Superb form? when? England call up? lol I’d rather recall darren Anderton


  5. Funny how no one ever says he has no end product, yet he has no end product. Rarely anyway.
    Did himself no favours going to chelsea and back to man city, just to warm benches.


  6. Really am going to give up on the fantasy football…..had ba on the bench but forgot to put him in as bent was injured!!!!!!!! Nooooooo


  7. Seriously, Blackburn are going to India in the middle of the season? Not dissing India, and going there myself soon for six weeks :-D, but…. are they mad??! Long flights and change of climate… defo good for us, sticking here and training at our ground!

    Good for selling chicken I guess!!!


  8. Interestingly there was some crap on motd2 about ledley king who apparently has to have his knee drained before every game – spurs win percentage without him is something like 34% and with him 74% !!!
    hopefully santo can be our lucky charm – thats a massive win rate, think motd boys have ****ed it up


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