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Southampton - The Revolution!

Started on 18 October 2012 by edam22
Latest Reply on 22 October 2012 by edam22
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Unknown Youngster Takes Over At Southampton


Young, unknown manager Adam Walker has emerged from the blue as the new manager of Southampton. The newly-promoted side had offered Nigel Adkins a new contract but he has recently resigned due to personal issues. In a some-what quick appointment, Saints fans must be angered by the sight of an unproven manager taken their side into the Premier League for the first time since 2005.
Adam Walker said in his press conference unveiling his appointment that he was looking to bring a few new signings in. Bolton midfielder Lee Chung-Yong and Blackburn Rovers youngster Grant Hanley.

Duo Signs For Saints


Watford right-back Lee Hodson has joined Southampton for a fee of £6 Million and former Real Madrid winger Royston Drenthe has signed on a free transfer. 20 year old Hodson was said to be delighted to join and hoped to step up his career while Dutch Drenthe seemed to be happy to get back to the Premier League after a loan spell with Everton. New Southampton manager Adam Walker said when revealing his two new signings "Royston is very young (25) yet very experienced for someone his age and Lee has a lot to offer for such a young man. I am relishing to see the both of them in Southampton shirts."
Best of luck, I'll be following with interest.
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2012-10-19 06:48#67843 Kiwi : Best of luck, I'll be following with interest.
Thanks mate, hoping to build on what I did last year!!
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11 yearsEdited

Fulham Throw Away Lead Against Southampton


Fulham let a three goal lead slip against Southampton as they clawed a 3-3 draw. Adam Walker was delighted when the final whistle after Rickie Lambert scored a last minute equaliser. In the post match conference he stated "That is what football is all about. The underdog coming back from three goals down to equalise in the last minute! I was delighted with the comeback and I was certainly not expecting Rickie's goal. Stunning!" Dimitar Berbatov gave Fulham gave Fulham an early lead with a début goal and then got another before the quarter of an hour mark. Brede Hangeland made it three just over twenty minutes with a dominant header. Jay Rodriguez gave Southampton a glimmer of hope before the break. Adam Lallana got Southampton back in the game before Lambert's dramatic late equaliser. Martin Jol was unable to comment.

Dimitar Berbatov (2) (Fulham)
Dimitar Berbatov (13) (Fulham)
Brede Hangeland (21) (Fulham)
Jay Rodriguez (35) (Southampton)
Adam Lallana (71) (Southampton)
Rickie Lambert (90) (Southampton)

Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham)

Final Score: Fulham 3-3 Southampton

Next Game: Manchester City (Home)
Good luck mate, I'll make sure I'll leave my Saints story a bit, but will still be following this, might learn something :)
2012-10-19 15:03#67882 manchesterblue97 : Good luck mate, I'll make sure I'll leave my Saints story a bit, but will still be following this, might learn something :)
Ha! Oh yeah sorry I forgot you were doing one :( Possibly the only thing you will learn from this story is how to lose ;)
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11 yearsEdited

Manchester City Edge Past Southampton


Manchester City sneaked past Southampton at St Mary's Stadium after beating them 2-1. Carlos Tevez put his oil-rich side ahead after half an hour and David Silva made it two just before the break. Rickie Lambert had a goal disallowed for offside when he looked level and Emmanuel Mayuka scored a late consolation goal on his first home start. Artur Boruc made some fantastic saves throughout the game and had a very good game, despite conceding two goals. Roberto Mancini said after the match "Southampton put up a good fight but we were just too good for them. Our team has the quality to win the league again and everyone is confident that we can do it. These first two wins have given us a head start over our rivals and Manchester United haven't even won a game yet!" Adam Walker praised his side after the game "Today we played the best I think I have ever seen Southampton play, the harmony was good and the stadium was buzzing. We were unfortunate to concede the goals and, in fairness, we also scored two but one was, as I am lead to believe, offside yet I haven't seen any footage backing that claim up!"

Carlos Tevez (38) (Manchester City)
David Silva (44) (Manchester City)
Emmanuel Mayuka (90) (Southampton)

Artur Boruc (Southampton)

Final Score: Southampton 1-2 Manchester City

Next Game: Hartlepool (Away) (Capital One Cup)
Ok, sorry guys but I accidentally overwrote my save with Saints! FORTUNAELY I have backed it up BUT it is all the way back in August, the beginning of the month. So the past 2 results will be edited and I will try not to be so clumsy in the future ;)
Sorry to go a bit off task but this result made me laugh!

Hartlepool Produce Upset In Capital One Cup


Hartlepool have possibly caused the upset of the round after beating Southampton with a last-gasp goal in a 6-5 thriller. Steve Howard scored an early brace to set Hartlepool on their way before Emmanuel Mayuka and Guly Do Prado made it level with two solo efforts. Zambian Mayuka then put Southampton ahead for the first time in the game with a diving header before Paul Murray got a goal for Hartlepool just two minutes later. Royston Drenthe then got his first goal for the club with a thumping volley however Andy Monkhouse again equalised for Pool. Steve Howard then completed his hat-trick with a looping header but Royston Drenthe scored his second and Southampton's fifth to send the game into extra time. It wasn't until the last minute of extra-time that Andy Monkhouse scored the winner for Hartlepool and crush Southampton hearts. Adam Walker is yet to see his side win a game so far this season and today's game exposed Southampton's lack of being able to keep a lead.

Steve Howard (19) (Hartlepool)
Steve Howard (27) (Hartlepool)
Emmanuel Mayuka (30) (Southampton)
Guly Do Prado (32) (Southampton)
Emmanuel Mayuka (46) (Southampton)
Paul Murray (48) (Hartlepool)
Royston Drenthe (68) (Southampton)
Andy Monkhouse (71) (Hartlepool)
Steve Howard (78) (Hartlepool)
Royston Drenthe (88) (Southampton)
Andy Monkhouse (119) (Hartlepool)

Steve Howard (Hartlepool)

Final Score: Hartlepool 6-5 Southampton

Next Game: West Bromwich Albion (Away)
Unlucky with the 'Pool game, you'll get that first win eventually.

Southampton Summer Transfers


Southampton Produce Thriller At Albion


West Bromwich Albion and Southampton produced a great game at The Hawthorns in a 3-2 win for the home side. Southampton, off the back of a 6-5 loss to Hartlepool, didn't get off to the best of starts when Marc Wilson scored within the first minute via a lucky deflection off Jos Hooiveld. Romelu Lukaku then scored a penalty after Nathaniel Clyne fouled Peter Odemwinge in the box and Lukaku then doubled his tally for the game with a vicious strike past Artur Boruc. Maya Yoshida scored a volley from an Adam Lallana corner and Guly Do Prado gave Southampton hope with a good goal from a tight angle. The Saints had a few chances before the final whistle but didn't make them count. They are without a win this season and are currently in 18th position, ahead of struggling Arsenal and Norwich.

Marc Wilson (1) (WBA)
Romelu Lukaku (Pen) (21) (WBA)
Romelu Lukaku (57) (WBA)
Maya Yoshida (66) (Southampton)
Guly Do Prado (76) (Southampton)

Romelu Lukaku (WBA)

Final Score: West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Southampton

Next Game: Arsenal (Home)

Arsenal Hammer Saints At St Mary's


Arsenal produced a great display to lift them up to 10th place in the Premier League, beating winless Southampton 4-1. Gervinho got his team going before the twenty-five minute mark with a cool finish and new signing Andriy Yarmolenko scored a cross-cum-goal with his left foot. Gaston Ramirez must have thought he would have inspired Southampton with his first goal for his side but, if anything, made them worse as Ukrainian Yarmolenko scored two more to complete his hat-trick and added to the pressure on Adam Walker after not having won a single game this season.

Gervinho (24) (Arsenal)
Andriy Yarmolenko (50) (Arsenal)
Gaston Ramirez (61) (Southampton)
Andriy Yarmolenko (68) (Arsenal)
Andriy Yarmolenko (88) (Arsenal)

Andriy Yarmolenko (Arsenal)

Final Score: Southampton 1-4 Arsenal

Next Game: West Ham (Home)

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