Southampton are facing quite the predicament as we enter the final few months of the season.
If the campaign ended today, Mauricio Pellegrino’s men would retain their Premier League status, but only by a whisker.
The club are one point above the relegation zone with nine games left to play and they have only managed to win five of their 29 matches.
Pellegrino has been criticised throughout the season for his tactics and formations, which has led many fans to call for the manager’s dismissal.
On Saturday, the coastal club will take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Ahead of the match, the club’s social media team wound the clock back to 2015 when the team defeated the Magpies 2-1 at on away soil.
Eljero Elia was the unlikely hero as he netted both goals to give Southampton all three points.
The winger had a short spell with the Saints on a loan deal from Werder Bremen, where he spent three years before signing for Feyenoord in 2015.
3️⃣ days to go!
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 7, 2018
While some fans enjoyed the throwback, others just saw it as a reminder of how far the club have fallen since.
Yeah it was January and we had 42 points after that game ?
— Georgina Holloway (@GeorgieH333) March 7, 2018
Do we remember when we were good??? Have a day off. Melts
— Arthur Goddard (@ArthurGoddard13) March 7, 2018
Who remembers when we had a decent manager and could actually be bothered to play?
— not that tom holland (@DutchTom) March 7, 2018
Sorry Southampton FC. You are my club but I think you should stop posting past glories and birthday messages for players of old when we are likely to go down this season. Can you comment on our dire position in the league please?
— Paul Harmston (@paulharmston1) March 7, 2018
Thanks! A good reminder of playing a back 3 and being flexible in formation and attacking!! #pellegrinoout
— Mark Cook (@Macsaint99) March 7, 2018
How we could do with that now but pellegrino would prob take him off after his first for being too attacking
— James Coffen (@JCoffen17) March 7, 2018
Can’t see that happening this weekend. We are utterly useless and the club are leaking managerial names to the press like Potter to take over once we are relegated. Back to the Lowe days of cut price & incompetent club management with deluded & fundamentally flawed optimism
— Andy Wilton (@Wilty_3) March 8, 2018