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Southampton FC: Patriotism

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

Champions League Final

Barcelona Starting Line up:
GK: ter Stegen RB: Montoya CB: Piqué CB: Mathieu LB: Alba CDM: Busquets CM: Xavi CM: Rakitic RW: Suárez LW: Neymar ST: Messi

Shakhtar Startling Line Up:
GK: Pyatov RB: Srna CB: Kucher CB: Rakitskyi LB: Shevchuk CM: Carmona CM: Fred AMC: Alex Teixeira RW: Douglas Costa LW: Taison ST: Luiz Adriano

Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar
Rakitskyi (7), Mathieu (44), Suárez (50), Xavi (62), Messi (65), Piqué (79)
Shevchuk (52)

European Football Review







England (Championship)

Southampton Purchase Zaha

The steal of the season?

ESPN Journalist: Southampton have confirmed the permanent signing of last seasons surprise package, Wilfried Zaha. The PFA Young Player of the Season has moved from United to the Southampton for a steal at only 7.5M pounds, due to the fee being arranged as part of his loan move to Southampton. Though nothing has been said from inside the United camp as to whether they wished to hold onto the player, it is believed United were not prepared to offer him a new contract, given their ideal choice of formation. One source close to the Southampton camp has stated that Zaha and his agent pushed negotiations between him and the club to the 'extremes.' Demanding the same pay as Southampton's talisman, Raheem Sterling who earns 100K per week. With European football this season, it is likely more will arrive on the south coast as the club look to add more players to the squad.
damn, 100k!?!?
@Pauker: It's a lot more money than I was expecting him to ask for! But, if he performs like he did last season, he's probably worth 100k a week

Bertrand Signs for Southampton
Bertrand becomes Southampton's second signing this summer

BT Sport Journalist: Following on from Wilfried Zaha’s permanent move to Southampton, their second and final loan signing of last season, Ryan Bertrand has also move his stay permanent. The 26 year old joins for 10M pounds, as was agreed upon in a clause in the left backs loan move from Chelsea. Bertrand appeared 16 times in the league for Southampton last season, proving to be a useful deputy to Luke Shaw, who missed the start of the season through injury.

Southampton F.C Announce 2015/2016 Pre-Season Tour Destinations
Southampton will spend 5 days in the south of France, playing 1 major club
7 days will then be spent in Spain, playing 2 La Liga clubs
Then the squad will fly to Italy for 7 days, playing 2 major clubs
Completing the tour is a trip to Australia, to play 2 A-League clubs

Goal Journalist: Pablo Dani Osvaldo has joined French side Saint-Étienne for a fee of 8.25M pounds. The Italian ended a dismal period in his career by leaving Southampton, where he was first loaned to Juventus by Mauricio Pochettino due to his role in a training ground altercation. Then, Gareth Southgate's 'England only' policy saw the striker loaned to Inter after failing to attract an acceptable transfer fee last summer, where he again failed to live up to his 12.M pound price tag, only netting 6 goals in 39 appearances in Italy. The Saint-Étienne faithful will hope Osvaldo rejuvenates his career at the club by finding the goal for them, something lacking for them last season, which saw them finish 11th in the league, their worst performance in 6 years.

Southampton Pre-Season 2015/16

Marseille 1-1 Southampton

Deportivo 0-3 Southampton

Valencia 1-1 Southampton

Napoli 2-2 Southampton

Roma 1-3 Southampton

Oxford 0-2 Southampton

Brisbane Roar 2-5 Southampton

Sydney FC 1-4 Southampton
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9 yearsEdited

Transfer Deadline Day
Manchester United decision to make Falcao's move perment for 46.5M pounds stood as the largest deal this summer
Mats Hummels has put years of speculation behind him and moved to Read Madrid for 32.5M pounds

Koke's 31.5M pound move to United rounded out the top 3 deals

Other deals included:
Dani Carvajal to PSG for 27.5M
Gervinho to PSG for 26M
Leonardo Bonucci to Manchester City for 25M
Antonio Candreva to Monaco for 23M
Thiago to Chelsea for 22.5M
Asier Illarramendi to Bayern for 21M
Álvaro Negredo to Valencia for 20M
What do you guys think of the green arrow graphic to indicate the clubs a player has moved between? I'm not sure if it's good or bad.

On one hand, it makes it simple and easy to read for those who skim read the story, but on the other hand, it's not very realistic to see it on a newspaper or website?

Keep or remove?
I think it works. It's just as story, doesn't have to be too realistic
Personally I think it's fine. I echo Feliks in that it doesn't have to be realistic and it actually works in those transfer summary updates. The articles may look better without but honestly, if you decide to keep it I don't see a problem.

September 2015 Review

Premier League
Newcastle 0-6 Southampton
Rodriguez (11), Hughes (pen 37), Zaha (56), Hughes (60), Hughes (61), Lambert (87)

Premier League
Southampton 2-1 Tottenham
Sterling (38), Eriksen (63), Stones (90+2)

Premier League
Chelsea 7-1 Southampton
Hazard (18), Schürrle (23), Diego Costa (28), Ward-Prowse (32), Diego Costa (38), Schürrle (52), Diego Costa (72), Schürrle (86)

Europa League
Southampton 3-1 Napoli
Rodriguez (19), Hamsik (40), Lallana (66), Ince (89)

Premier League
Southampton 1-1 Hull
Dier (47), Long (89)

Capital One Cup 3rd Round
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea
Lallana (22), Hughes (34), Rémy (51), Hazard (55), Schürrle (90)

Premier League
Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Sterling (10), Ward-Prowse (51)

Mourinho: “Caulker will be a Chelsea Player”

Mourinho outlines his intentions to sign Steven Caulker

Metro Journalist: Ahead of Chelsea’s match against Everton on matchday 7, José Mourinho expressed his interest in signing 23 year old centre defender Steven Caulker, putting an end to the speculation Chelsea were interested in the player. Following a question regarding how much longer John Terry would remain playing, Mourinho has quick to say “so long as John wants to continue playing football, he will always have a place in our team. When he decides to stop playing, Caulker will be a Chelsea player.” With the Caulker and Stones partnership at the Saint’s continue to win plaudits, excluding the capitulation at Stamford Bridge on matchday 3, surely Southampton would demand a fee well in excess of his 9.5M price tag.

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