Southampton were tipped to be the first team to be 'mathematically relegated by Hallowen' last night as the Saints struggled to pick up a point in a tough opening month. Local man Mark Le Tissueface told local paper 'The News' the 'Adkins diet' wasn't working for last seasons Championship runners-up.
Despite being the seventh highest net spenders in the summer transfer window in the whole of Europe, the south coast team have lost their first four games in the Premier League and are currently bottom with zero points and a goal difference of minus nine, which included a 6-1 hammering at Arsenal, and narrow 3-2 defeats against both Manchester clubs after leading against both.
Fans reacted to the poor start last night with a sigh of inevitability on radio phone-ins and social networks this week.
Ian Pratley told Radio Five Dive "If we are relegated by Halloween I'll be burning my season ticket on Bonfire night!"
"Trick or treat - more like load of sh*te" said one user on twitter.
"We're not good enough for the Premier League" added another. "If we're not careful we'll have the biggest wage bill in league one. Still, at least we'll have a local derby v Portsmouth to look forward to"