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Southampton FC: Patriotism

Started on 28 November 2014 by Maximus
Latest Reply on 25 June 2015 by Feliks

Southampton Set to Blow Transfer Budget

Southgate and Branson agree on prized target

Goal Journalist: Gareth Southgate has today announced their intention to “blow their transfer budget and blow the transfer market wide open.” He made this announcement on behalf of the club:

“Due to our new sponsorship deals, the board have given me a massive sum of money to spend on one last player this summer. Sir Richard gave me the news by phone call yesterday afternoon where he said that ‘we’ve reworked our finances and have decided it’s better to use all the money we have available to bring in one last big player that we like the look of who can win us points on his own, rather than having that money sit in reserve.’ He and I have spoken at length about several big name players, and we agree that there’s only one name on our radar. This deal will be so important that we expect it to blow this transfer window wide open, and show the world our intentions at this club.” – Gareth Southgate
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Dani Osvaldo Finally Departs
Osvaldo returns to Italy

Sun Journalist: Italian striker (and amateur Johnny Depp lookalike), Pablo Dani Osvaldo has finally parted ways with Southampton, joining Inter Milan on a season long loan. The player failed to attract any transfer bids sizeable enough for Southampton to agree to. Subsequently, he has been loaned out due to the clubs rule of not fielding foreign players at any level. Osvaldo certainly has talent, but the lack of interest could possibly be due to him never being far from controversy. Last season, he was loaned to Juventus after instigating a training ground fight with José Fonte.
Good, never liked him :P
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Transfer Records Smashed
A young man now with the weight of the world on his shoulders

Guardian Journalist: After failing to agree terms on his Liverpool contract, Southampton have unveiled England wonderkid Raheem Sterling as their final signing of the summer for a massive fee which could eventually rise to 50M pounds after add-ons. Transfer records have tumbled as a result of the deal; Sterling is now Southampton’s most expensive player, surpassing Saido Berahino by 34M, the most expensive teenager ever, surpassing Wayne Rooney’s move to United by 24M, and the most expensive English player in history, surpassing Andy Carroll’s move to Liverpool by 15M. The exact figures of the deal have not been disclosed, however, it is believed Liverpool received 35M up-front for the deal, which is likely to be invested into the first team squad in the last 10 days of the window, on top of whatever is left over from the sale of Luis Suárez to Barcelona for 75M pounds. Rumours suggest Sterling could be earning a wage in the region of 100K per week at the club, with a sizeable bonus should the team qualify for the Champions League. For such a large fee, Southampton will pray the investment pays off and Sterling fulfils his world class potential.
Wow, never saw that one coming! I am actually really surprised that Liverpool let Sterling go, I mean if he does fulfill his potential then he is going to be worth at least double that!
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9 yearsEdited

August 2014 Review

Premier League
Southampton 3-0 Newcastle
Lambert (31), Berahino (82), Berahino (87)

Premier League
Q.P.R 1-0 Southampton
Austin (45+1)

Capital One Cup 2nd Round
Southampton 3-0 Leyton Orient
Zaha (2), Hughes (pen 63), Ward-Prowse (65)

Premier League
Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa
Berahino (6), Grealish (89)

Are you using the editor for all of your transfers?
@Tallery: My feelings exactly!

@TheOtherSpecialOne: Think a future world record transfer fee could be on the cards?

@RD17: Good question. Some yes, some no. The one's who moved over summer, obviously yes. I'll admit, Sterling was an edited transfer. I saw a lot of people picking him up for between 40-50M, so I thought that was fair, provided I splash the cash due to Southampton's lower reputation. But I can promise all the finances between clubs is 100% correct, which took 3 days of editing and research to get right. If it wasn't, I'd consider that cheating. Some would consider what I've done cheating, I consider it creative license.
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Transfer Deadline Day

Eurosport Journalist: The window has just slammed shut. Players are now unable to switch clubs, cities, and countries until January. Let’s have a look at the major deals that took place this summer:
Raheem Sterling's move to Southampton was the biggest deal of the summer, costing 50M to make the switch
Morgan Schneiderlin's 25M move to AS Monaco from Southampton stood as the second largest deal
And Juan Cuadrado's 23.5M move to Chelsea rounded out the top 3

Other deals included:
Mario Gómez to Liverpool for 20.5M
Victor Wanyama to Arsenal for 18M
Mattia De Sciglio to PSG for 15.75M
Sami Khedira to Arsenal for 15.5M
Jan Vertonghen to Manchester United for 15.75M
Gastón Ramírez to Everton for 13M
Neven Subotic to Liverpool for 10.5M
Munir to Wolfsburg for 10.25M

Eurosport Journalist: “Harry what did you make of deadline day?”

Q.P.R Manager, Harry Redknapp: “I think it’s been a fantastic window. We’ve brought in a fantastic bunch of lads, Dwight Gayle, Sandro, and Eduardo Vargas. All top class players.”

Eurosport Journalist: “What do you make of new Southampton manager, Gareth Southgate’s signings of young Stering, Stones, and Zaha?”

Q.P.R Manager, Harry Redknapp: “I think what he and the whole club’s doing is fantastic for the country. I’d like to see more Englishmen investing in the English game. Those three boys are all going to be fantastic players, really terrific. They’re a top bunch of lads, fantastic.”
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Southampton Announce Squad


1. Fraser Forster 24. Jack Butland


2. Nathaniel Clyne 3. John Stones 4. Steven Caulker 5. Joleon Lescott 13. Calum Chambers 19. Eric Dier 21. Ryan Bertrand 23. Luke Shaw


6. Jack Cork 7. Raheem Sterling 8. Frank Lampard 10. James Ward-Prowse 11. Jay Rodriguez 14. Will Hughes 16. Wilfried Zaha 17. Tom Ince 20. Adam Lallana 22. Jay Spearing 25. Diego Poyet


9. Rickie Lambert 15. Saido Berahino
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September 2014 Review

Premier League
Tottenham 3-0 Southampton
Soldado (39), Soldado (90+2) Forster o.g. (90+3)

Premier League
Southampton 3-0 Stoke
Clyne (23), Zaha (47), Sterling (61)

Capital One Cup 3rd Round
Southampton 2-0 Walsall
Ince (31), Lambert (36)

Premier League
Burnley 1-1 Southampton
Chalobah (31), Stones (84)

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First Casualty
The roller-coaster: Pardew, who won the Manager of the Year award in 11/12, now finds himself unemployed

BT Sport Journalist: Alan Pardew has become the first Premiership manager to lose his job. With only 7 games played, Newcastle United currently sit in 19th place on 5 points after defeats to Southampton, Manchester City, Villa, and Spurs. Controversial owner Mike Ashley is believed to be looking at several managers to takeover, with bookies favouring Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce, and Tony Pullis. A record 10 managerial changes occurred last season, the first being Paolo Di Canio before October, will we see a similar trend this season?
hopefully your strikers perform well, hope you don't get cut short with just two strikers!
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October 2014 Review

Premier League
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
Sterling (64)

Premier League
West Ham 1-1 Southampton
Sterling (5), Nolan (77)

Premier League
Southampton 0-2 Manchester United
van Persie (15), Di Maria (45)

Capital One Cup 4th Round
Swansea 1-2 Southampton AET
Barrow (5), Stones (16), Lambert (100)

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November 2014 Review

Premier League
Sunderland 2-4 Southampton
Gómez (8), Fletcher (31), Sterling (37), Stones (60), Lampard (68), Berahino (pen 90+2)

Premier League
Southampton 1-2 Chelsea
Lambert (28), Hazard (64), Costa (90)

Premier League
West Brom 4-3 Southampton
Mo?i (5), Blanco (15), Sterling (36), Blanco (47), Sterling (56), Johnson (63), Sterling (81)

Premier League
Man City 4-2 Southampton
Agüero (5), Agüero (30), Kolarov (38), Dzeko (42), Kompany o.g.(55), Sterling (69)

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