Are Southampton getting the rub of the green from referees now they are a big club?

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Southampton celebrate their victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park (Picture: Getty Images)

For years Southampton have been the victims of terrible refereeing decisions.

Whether it was in terms of clear penalties being denied us, and being punished for those that clearly weren’t or hideous offside calls and a plethora of other injustices,  I was told by those that support the traditional ‘big’ clubs that ‘it all evens itself out at the end of the season’.

My stock response to this was always the same. Nonsense. It might do for you, it certainly doesn’t for us; but recent events have made me ponder whether Saints elevated position this season is starting to make that suggestion a reality.

Are the officials now treating us like one of the big boys? We’ve been in and around the top four now since early September and it suddenly feels like we are getting the odd rub…

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