Gallagher makes instant impact

Basingstoke Gazette: Sam Gallagher in action against Arsenal last night Sam Gallagher in action against Arsenal last night

Sam Gallagher had a night to remember as he made his first professional start against the mighty Arsenal at St Mary’s.

The 18-year-old, who has been with the club for two years after joining from Plymouth, was handed the chance after coming off the bench to score against Yeovil in the FA Cup three days previously.

With Rickie Lambert failing to recover from his hamstring problem and Dani Osvaldo suspended by the club, Mauricio Pochettino threw in the latest young Saints hotshot.

Gallagher never looked fazed during his 70 minutes on the field and showed plenty of promise, albeit he did miss a wonderful first half chance.

Pochettino was pleased with what he saw.

“I thought he had a great performance,” said the Saints boss.

“He had various chances to get on the scoresheet and wasn’t able to do so but overall I would say that he had a great performance and that his progress is coming up to standard.

“He’s doing really well and progressing as we want him to.

“I want to congratulate the academy because he’s the prime example of how well the academy is doing.

“All the great work that the coaches are doing at the academy are being showed by the players that are coming through the academy.

“It’s a great example of how Southampton works as a football club.”

Shortly after Gallagher left the field to be replaced by James Ward-Prowse there was a big moment as Mathieu Flamini was sent off for a two footed challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin.

Arsene Wenger felt the decision was a little harsh but Pochettino couldn’t comment, other than to say he didn’t feel it made a major impact on the game.

“It’s hard to say from my point of view,” said Pochettino when asked whether he thought a red card was the correct decision.

“From my point of view I cannot say whether it was a red card or not but overall Flamini’s sending off does not change the overall outcome of the game – I don’t think it had much influence in terms of what Arsenal deserved from this game and what Southampton deserved from this game.”

He added: “We tried during the full 90 minutes and we tried even more when they went down to ten men.

“I thought Szczesny had an amazing game and did really well.

“Congratulations to the players because they did really well.”

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6:57am Wed 29 Jan 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

VERY GOOD.

With lively pace - he gave SAINTS different Options.

COYR
VERY GOOD. With lively pace - he gave SAINTS different Options. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

7:13am Wed 29 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

My Arsenal buddy at work here say how lucky they were but said it was never a penalty!
Wearing my Saints shirt with pride here!
All our last games are winable.... even Man citeh away!
We are still on for the double!! (ok, I can dream!)
My Arsenal buddy at work here say how lucky they were but said it was never a penalty! Wearing my Saints shirt with pride here! All our last games are winable.... even Man citeh away! We are still on for the double!! (ok, I can dream!) Norwegian Saint

7:38am Wed 29 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

Liked what I saw last night, proved that he can be called upon when needed.
Liked what I saw last night, proved that he can be called upon when needed. costa gaz

8:12am Wed 29 Jan 14

AdamG10 says...

I thought Big Sam was fantastic last night! Held the ball up very well and has good feet and movement for a tall lad. Shame about the missed opportunity but, it all happened in an instant so it shouldn't get him down! I'm sure there will be plenty more chances in the near future. Perhaps he'll start at Fulham?? On the whole the whole team were immense last night. Jack Cork was brilliant and my man of the match. On another note what ever we are feeding those young lads down at the academy can I have some please. It's a non stop conveyor belt of talent. Well done to all!
I thought Big Sam was fantastic last night! Held the ball up very well and has good feet and movement for a tall lad. Shame about the missed opportunity but, it all happened in an instant so it shouldn't get him down! I'm sure there will be plenty more chances in the near future. Perhaps he'll start at Fulham?? On the whole the whole team were immense last night. Jack Cork was brilliant and my man of the match. On another note what ever we are feeding those young lads down at the academy can I have some please. It's a non stop conveyor belt of talent. Well done to all! AdamG10

8:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

mbetts says...

Start him against Fulham, brilliant to see so many homegrown payers in the 1st team and looking so comfortable against the leaders and a team still in the champions league, likewise agains Citeh a few weeks ago, things haven't been so good at Saints for years!
Start him against Fulham, brilliant to see so many homegrown payers in the 1st team and looking so comfortable against the leaders and a team still in the champions league, likewise agains Citeh a few weeks ago, things haven't been so good at Saints for years! mbetts

9:04am Wed 29 Jan 14

terrence77 says...

As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter
As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter terrence77

9:11am Wed 29 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

British players starting for Saints = 8
British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO!
Liverpool = 4
Everton = 6
Man U = 5
Cardiff = 7
Norwich = 4
Newcastle = 2
Swansea = 4
Fulham = 3
Palace = 5
Hull = 6

54/121 players

Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish! Norwegian Saint

9:19am Wed 29 Jan 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

EXCELLENT way to start his full team career , and showed he is very very capable of being a 1st team selection . Even KAT was smiling C O Y R . Good match and we could of WON . The future looks good , keep it up M.P. you are doing a great job
EXCELLENT way to start his full team career , and showed he is very very capable of being a 1st team selection . Even KAT was smiling C O Y R . Good match and we could of WON . The future looks good , keep it up M.P. you are doing a great job SPIKEISLANDTRADER

9:19am Wed 29 Jan 14

mbetts says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
British players starting for Saints = 8
British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO!
Liverpool = 4
Everton = 6
Man U = 5
Cardiff = 7
Norwich = 4
Newcastle = 2
Swansea = 4
Fulham = 3
Palace = 5
Hull = 6

54/121 players

Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
Good stats, next question, homegrown players?
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]Good stats, next question, homegrown players? mbetts

9:24am Wed 29 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

mbetts wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
Good stats, next question, homegrown players?
Saints = Loads
Others = Not many
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]Good stats, next question, homegrown players?[/p][/quote]Saints = Loads Others = Not many Norwegian Saint

9:25am Wed 29 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Just seen the SkySports interview where MoPo speaks ENGLISH! (ok, it was right at the end)
He mentions the transfer window.... someone coming in... and somebody going out!
Just seen the SkySports interview where MoPo speaks ENGLISH! (ok, it was right at the end) He mentions the transfer window.... someone coming in... and somebody going out! Norwegian Saint

9:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

Puddletown Saint says...

For those who were there - Saints were fantastic. Calum and Luke were immense, Cork was MOTM, Spider was awesome, Sam is going to be amazing and Adam - well just incredible. As Norge said, Woy could do a lot worse than take half the Saints squad to Brazil. So very proud. COYR.
For those who were there - Saints were fantastic. Calum and Luke were immense, Cork was MOTM, Spider was awesome, Sam is going to be amazing and Adam - well just incredible. As Norge said, Woy could do a lot worse than take half the Saints squad to Brazil. So very proud. COYR. Puddletown Saint

9:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

terrence77 wrote:
As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter
I think you wil find they were singing "Adam Lallana hes off to ManU in response to the Northam's Adam Lallan he's off to Brazil." It's actualy a decent response in football banter terms. Great game too.
[quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter[/p][/quote]I think you wil find they were singing "Adam Lallana hes off to ManU in response to the Northam's Adam Lallan he's off to Brazil." It's actualy a decent response in football banter terms. Great game too. Clever Dick

9:30am Wed 29 Jan 14

Saint 2701 says...

Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance!
Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance! Saint 2701

9:32am Wed 29 Jan 14

alanrr says...

Clever Dick wrote:
terrence77 wrote:
As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter
I think you wil find they were singing "Adam Lallana hes off to ManU in response to the Northam's Adam Lallan he's off to Brazil." It's actualy a decent response in football banter terms. Great game too.
and then we had "robin van persie he's gone to manu"
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter[/p][/quote]I think you wil find they were singing "Adam Lallana hes off to ManU in response to the Northam's Adam Lallan he's off to Brazil." It's actualy a decent response in football banter terms. Great game too.[/p][/quote]and then we had "robin van persie he's gone to manu" alanrr

9:51am Wed 29 Jan 14

Confucious says...

Good to see Katherina was in the directors' box too last night. She saw a great game with an almost full house; a home crowd that was really buzzing, plenty of banter with the away fans - plus a few good renditions of the customary Markus chant.

Watching her on my sky recording after I'd got home, she was smiling broadly - in fact just like Markus!

Well - if she wasn't terribly interested in football a couple of weeks ago, I think she may not only have got the footie bug now, but she's a real Saint too.

Three points were deserved, but it was a terrific night all round for us after a troubling couple of weeks.
Good to see Katherina was in the directors' box too last night. She saw a great game with an almost full house; a home crowd that was really buzzing, plenty of banter with the away fans - plus a few good renditions of the customary Markus chant. Watching her on my sky recording after I'd got home, she was smiling broadly - in fact just like Markus! Well - if she wasn't terribly interested in football a couple of weeks ago, I think she may not only have got the footie bug now, but she's a real Saint too. Three points were deserved, but it was a terrific night all round for us after a troubling couple of weeks. Confucious

9:58am Wed 29 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
British players starting for Saints = 8
British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO!
Liverpool = 4
Everton = 6
Man U = 5
Cardiff = 7
Norwich = 4
Newcastle = 2
Swansea = 4
Fulham = 3
Palace = 5
Hull = 6

54/121 players

Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin.... SiamSaint

10:04am Wed 29 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

Confucious wrote:
Good to see Katherina was in the directors' box too last night. She saw a great game with an almost full house; a home crowd that was really buzzing, plenty of banter with the away fans - plus a few good renditions of the customary Markus chant.

Watching her on my sky recording after I'd got home, she was smiling broadly - in fact just like Markus!

Well - if she wasn't terribly interested in football a couple of weeks ago, I think she may not only have got the footie bug now, but she's a real Saint too.

Three points were deserved, but it was a terrific night all round for us after a troubling couple of weeks.
Has anyone got a pic of her reaction when we score? I was sad to hear that the rumour that she has a "Guly scores, I'm on the pitch"t-shirt is just a rumour. She's doing us proud tho... two games, four goals.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Good to see Katherina was in the directors' box too last night. She saw a great game with an almost full house; a home crowd that was really buzzing, plenty of banter with the away fans - plus a few good renditions of the customary Markus chant. Watching her on my sky recording after I'd got home, she was smiling broadly - in fact just like Markus! Well - if she wasn't terribly interested in football a couple of weeks ago, I think she may not only have got the footie bug now, but she's a real Saint too. Three points were deserved, but it was a terrific night all round for us after a troubling couple of weeks.[/p][/quote]Has anyone got a pic of her reaction when we score? I was sad to hear that the rumour that she has a "Guly scores, I'm on the pitch"t-shirt is just a rumour. She's doing us proud tho... two games, four goals. SiamSaint

10:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Confucious wrote:
Good to see Katherina was in the directors' box too last night. She saw a great game with an almost full house; a home crowd that was really buzzing, plenty of banter with the away fans - plus a few good renditions of the customary Markus chant.

Watching her on my sky recording after I'd got home, she was smiling broadly - in fact just like Markus!

Well - if she wasn't terribly interested in football a couple of weeks ago, I think she may not only have got the footie bug now, but she's a real Saint too.

Three points were deserved, but it was a terrific night all round for us after a troubling couple of weeks.
Yeah well it's a real no brainer isn't it. Let's face it who wouldn't want to watch the Saints instead of running a multi million pound business.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Good to see Katherina was in the directors' box too last night. She saw a great game with an almost full house; a home crowd that was really buzzing, plenty of banter with the away fans - plus a few good renditions of the customary Markus chant. Watching her on my sky recording after I'd got home, she was smiling broadly - in fact just like Markus! Well - if she wasn't terribly interested in football a couple of weeks ago, I think she may not only have got the footie bug now, but she's a real Saint too. Three points were deserved, but it was a terrific night all round for us after a troubling couple of weeks.[/p][/quote]Yeah well it's a real no brainer isn't it. Let's face it who wouldn't want to watch the Saints instead of running a multi million pound business. Clever Dick

10:27am Wed 29 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

alanrr wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
terrence77 wrote:
As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter
I think you wil find they were singing "Adam Lallana hes off to ManU in response to the Northam's Adam Lallan he's off to Brazil." It's actualy a decent response in football banter terms. Great game too.
and then we had "robin van persie he's gone to manu"
Never picked that one up but also a good response.
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]terrence77[/bold] wrote: As an Arsenal Fan I have to say that Saint play like they were in the Champions League ! I was really impress With Gallagher yes he's still learning but my god he's keen !. I' don't think you lot Need Osvaldo, Gallagher he's better. To be honest we were awful in the first half then the 2nd half we were even. Great game I'm still wondering why Saint are 9th when they should be at least 7th with the way they play!. Singing the greatest team with Southampton FC in the end it doesn't work ! We were singing Lallana support Man U to be honest I thought it was a stupid I don't even know if he support them, Overall great game great banter[/p][/quote]I think you wil find they were singing "Adam Lallana hes off to ManU in response to the Northam's Adam Lallan he's off to Brazil." It's actualy a decent response in football banter terms. Great game too.[/p][/quote]and then we had "robin van persie he's gone to manu"[/p][/quote]Never picked that one up but also a good response. Clever Dick

10:30am Wed 29 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
British players starting for Saints = 8
British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO!
Liverpool = 4
Everton = 6
Man U = 5
Cardiff = 7
Norwich = 4
Newcastle = 2
Swansea = 4
Fulham = 3
Palace = 5
Hull = 6

54/121 players

Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose.

However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now.

Proud to be a Saint!
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint! Strasbourg Saint

10:34am Wed 29 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Big Sam was excellent last night and was very unlucky not to score. he had several chances which were saved well and the `big` chance, which came to him quickly and only just missed. we have all seen the top prem strikers miss chances like that so there is no disgrace in missing it.
he held the game up well, was mobile and a constant threat. looks like he could now have earned a regular place in the first team squad.
has Big Sam become the replacement for Dani, or do we still need another striker?
Big Sam was excellent last night and was very unlucky not to score. he had several chances which were saved well and the `big` chance, which came to him quickly and only just missed. we have all seen the top prem strikers miss chances like that so there is no disgrace in missing it. he held the game up well, was mobile and a constant threat. looks like he could now have earned a regular place in the first team squad. has Big Sam become the replacement for Dani, or do we still need another striker? el caballo santos101

10:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

Dickosfc says...

So proud of the lads last night. Heart was in my mouth a couple of times but what a game!! We really did make the league leaders look pretty average at times. The majority of our team are still developing, just think what they’ll be like in a few years time.! The occasional switch off periods we have (when Arsenal scored their goals) will be a lot less frequent and we’ll be a match for anyone!! Was a bit worried about Gallagher at first but fair play to the lad, he didn’t look out of sorts at all. Overall one happy Saints fan!! COYRs
So proud of the lads last night. Heart was in my mouth a couple of times but what a game!! We really did make the league leaders look pretty average at times. The majority of our team are still developing, just think what they’ll be like in a few years time.! The occasional switch off periods we have (when Arsenal scored their goals) will be a lot less frequent and we’ll be a match for anyone!! Was a bit worried about Gallagher at first but fair play to the lad, he didn’t look out of sorts at all. Overall one happy Saints fan!! COYRs Dickosfc

10:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert Norwegian Saint

10:54am Wed 29 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :)

WOT! No big Sam?

Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England!
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :) WOT! No big Sam? Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England! Strasbourg Saint

10:59am Wed 29 Jan 14

kinkyboots09 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :)

WOT! No big Sam?

Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England!
Sam is scottish
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :) WOT! No big Sam? Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England![/p][/quote]Sam is scottish kinkyboots09

11:20am Wed 29 Jan 14

red&whitemachine says...

I know that Sam is of above average physique but could we please not call him "Big Sam"? It gives me visions of a big ugly fat bloke who chews gum all the time and who is not much to do with football.
Super Sam?
I know that Sam is of above average physique but could we please not call him "Big Sam"? It gives me visions of a big ugly fat bloke who chews gum all the time and who is not much to do with football. Super Sam? red&whitemachine

11:28am Wed 29 Jan 14

milton road says...

I felt young Sam did a very good job, we were getting forward at times with out play being held up as it sometimes is with Rickie and Osvaldo. His pace and liveliness gave us penetration we had at times been lacking. So when Adam, Jay and Sam were getting forward, the pace was causing Arsenal problems all the time. He had a couple of good chances but its his first start at Prem and the speed of play and thinking is faster, needs a little time to adjust as does anyone especially up front. No doubt about it the kid did good. I also thought he fought back well.
I felt young Sam did a very good job, we were getting forward at times with out play being held up as it sometimes is with Rickie and Osvaldo. His pace and liveliness gave us penetration we had at times been lacking. So when Adam, Jay and Sam were getting forward, the pace was causing Arsenal problems all the time. He had a couple of good chances but its his first start at Prem and the speed of play and thinking is faster, needs a little time to adjust as does anyone especially up front. No doubt about it the kid did good. I also thought he fought back well. milton road

11:43am Wed 29 Jan 14

Beer Monster says...

kinkyboots09 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :)

WOT! No big Sam?

Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England!
Sam is scottish
Nothing wrong with that :0)

Went to Easter Road a couple of times last season. that Leigh Griffiths ("He looks like a thumb") is pretty useful, no wonder Neil Lennon is after him...
[quote][p][bold]kinkyboots09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :) WOT! No big Sam? Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England![/p][/quote]Sam is scottish[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with that :0) Went to Easter Road a couple of times last season. that Leigh Griffiths ("He looks like a thumb") is pretty useful, no wonder Neil Lennon is after him... Beer Monster

11:59am Wed 29 Jan 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

Saint 2701 wrote:
Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance!
Earlier this week pundit Neil Warnock was raving about Nathaniel Clyne who he said should be on the England plane to Rio.Well if Nat gets picked for the squad so should Chambers who is becoming as hot a property as Luke Shaw.SAINTS are well blessed in having threee young top quality ENGLISH fullbacks.-And with Matt Targett coming through we will have four-ok he is also qualified to play for Scotland but class is class whatever the nationality.
Yesterday i thought that the 11 players who started were exceptional as was Ward-Prowse when he came on..
My only grouse is a case of if only-if only it was Jason Puncheon coming off the bench with six minutes of extra time to play and Saints pressing for a deserved winning goal.
Despite Guly's new found aclaim as a penalty taking king it has been a long time since he has scored from open play.At best i feel he is only a journeyman championship player.He has yet to show any real premiership potential whilst Jason Puncheon has been very instrumental in Palace's recent premiership revival.
If only he had stayed at Saints this season and it was Do Prado who went to Palace..But there again Punch never i think got on with Cortese unlike Guly who was meant to be quite close to NC.
Still at the end of the day Guly is still a Saints player and if he plays against Fulham at the weekend i will be cheering him on to find the back of the net as Saints go for an important away win.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance![/p][/quote]Earlier this week pundit Neil Warnock was raving about Nathaniel Clyne who he said should be on the England plane to Rio.Well if Nat gets picked for the squad so should Chambers who is becoming as hot a property as Luke Shaw.SAINTS are well blessed in having threee young top quality ENGLISH fullbacks.-And with Matt Targett coming through we will have four-ok he is also qualified to play for Scotland but class is class whatever the nationality. Yesterday i thought that the 11 players who started were exceptional as was Ward-Prowse when he came on.. My only grouse is a case of if only-if only it was Jason Puncheon coming off the bench with six minutes of extra time to play and Saints pressing for a deserved winning goal. Despite Guly's new found aclaim as a penalty taking king it has been a long time since he has scored from open play.At best i feel he is only a journeyman championship player.He has yet to show any real premiership potential whilst Jason Puncheon has been very instrumental in Palace's recent premiership revival. If only he had stayed at Saints this season and it was Do Prado who went to Palace..But there again Punch never i think got on with Cortese unlike Guly who was meant to be quite close to NC. Still at the end of the day Guly is still a Saints player and if he plays against Fulham at the weekend i will be cheering him on to find the back of the net as Saints go for an important away win. COYR CB FRY LIVES

12:08pm Wed 29 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

All eyes must be on Shaw now, he was sensational last night, played a part in both goals, the pinpoint cross to Fonte was sublime and the upfield lob to Rodriguez was sheer class.Battled hard with the French teams right back all game. Pay him what he is worth now and make sure to keep that man.
All eyes must be on Shaw now, he was sensational last night, played a part in both goals, the pinpoint cross to Fonte was sublime and the upfield lob to Rodriguez was sheer class.Battled hard with the French teams right back all game. Pay him what he is worth now and make sure to keep that man. bigfella777

12:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

notaclue says...

Sam Gallagher may still have the choice to play for Scotland OR England, as his parents are Scottish and he was born in England he has as yet not played for the senior Scottish team.
I would suspect he will get called up by Scotland first so that could decide it, as it would be hard to turn them down when he has aleady worn the shirt.
Rejecting Scotland would not be easy unless England called first.
Sam Gallagher may still have the choice to play for Scotland OR England, as his parents are Scottish and he was born in England he has as yet not played for the senior Scottish team. I would suspect he will get called up by Scotland first so that could decide it, as it would be hard to turn them down when he has aleady worn the shirt. Rejecting Scotland would not be easy unless England called first. notaclue

1:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ladysaint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
So proud of our younger players. Also of Adam as a role model to them. It's reassuring to know we don't have to spend big money on star players. We grow our own. It's great to be a saint. And good news for British football as well with the talent the club develops
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]So proud of our younger players. Also of Adam as a role model to them. It's reassuring to know we don't have to spend big money on star players. We grow our own. It's great to be a saint. And good news for British football as well with the talent the club develops ladysaint

1:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ladysaint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
So proud of our younger players. Also of Adam as a role model to them. It's reassuring to know we don't have to spend big money on star players. We grow our own. It's great to be a saint. And good news for British football as well with the talent the club develops
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]So proud of our younger players. Also of Adam as a role model to them. It's reassuring to know we don't have to spend big money on star players. We grow our own. It's great to be a saint. And good news for British football as well with the talent the club develops ladysaint

1:24pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

kinkyboots09 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team?

Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :)

WOT! No big Sam?

Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England!
Sam is scottish
As notaclue points out, he still has a choice. He was actually born in Crediton (which was still in England last time I looked) and, while it's true that he has played internationals for Scotland at under 19 level, right now, he is just as eligible to play for England as Adam, Luke, Nat ..........

Apology accepted, Kinkyboots.
[quote][p][bold]kinkyboots09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :) WOT! No big Sam? Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England![/p][/quote]Sam is scottish[/p][/quote]As notaclue points out, he still has a choice. He was actually born in Crediton (which was still in England last time I looked) and, while it's true that he has played internationals for Scotland at under 19 level, right now, he is just as eligible to play for England as Adam, Luke, Nat .......... Apology accepted, Kinkyboots. Strasbourg Saint

1:32pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
kinkyboots09 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SiamSaint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish!
You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....
True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint!
I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert
Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :) WOT! No big Sam? Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England!
Sam is scottish
As notaclue points out, he still has a choice. He was actually born in Crediton (which was still in England last time I looked) and, while it's true that he has played internationals for Scotland at under 19 level, right now, he is just as eligible to play for England as Adam, Luke, Nat .......... Apology accepted, Kinkyboots.
Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018, 2022 and 2026 World Cups)
Chambers/Clyne
Jordan Turnball
Jack Stephens
Shaw
Cork
Harrison Reed
Lallana
JWP
J-Rod
Lambert
And not forgetting our Englisg guy that played for the Jocks that saw the light and came back.... Sam
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kinkyboots09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: British players starting for Saints = 8 British players starting for Arsenal = 0... ZERO! Liverpool = 4 Everton = 6 Man U = 5 Cardiff = 7 Norwich = 4 Newcastle = 2 Swansea = 4 Fulham = 3 Palace = 5 Hull = 6 54/121 players Lets just take the Saints to the World cup... we will do better than the normal rubbish![/p][/quote]You'd need a "British" team though... just sayin....[/p][/quote]True. I like the stats Norgie, but let's never forget that Steven Davis has as little chance of playing for ENGLAND as Artur or Jose. However, as MP rightly points out, the ongoing development of young players (whatever their nationality) at Saints is truly superb and is unmatched anywhere else in England right now. Proud to be a Saint![/p][/quote]I did say "British" but how about this then as a future English team? Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert[/p][/quote]Disappointed you haven't given super Kelv a crack at 2026 :) WOT! No big Sam? Otherwise, yes, we are Southampton, the pride of England![/p][/quote]Sam is scottish[/p][/quote]As notaclue points out, he still has a choice. He was actually born in Crediton (which was still in England last time I looked) and, while it's true that he has played internationals for Scotland at under 19 level, right now, he is just as eligible to play for England as Adam, Luke, Nat .......... Apology accepted, Kinkyboots.[/p][/quote]Super Kelv (also to play in the 2018, 2022 and 2026 World Cups) Chambers/Clyne Jordan Turnball Jack Stephens Shaw Cork Harrison Reed Lallana JWP J-Rod Lambert And not forgetting our Englisg guy that played for the Jocks that saw the light and came back.... Sam Norwegian Saint

2:50pm Wed 29 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

red&whitemachine wrote:
I know that Sam is of above average physique but could we please not call him "Big Sam"? It gives me visions of a big ugly fat bloke who chews gum all the time and who is not much to do with football.
Super Sam?
He is 6ft 4", that's big for an 18 yo and has no resemblance to "Fat Sam"!
[quote][p][bold]red&whitemachine[/bold] wrote: I know that Sam is of above average physique but could we please not call him "Big Sam"? It gives me visions of a big ugly fat bloke who chews gum all the time and who is not much to do with football. Super Sam?[/p][/quote]He is 6ft 4", that's big for an 18 yo and has no resemblance to "Fat Sam"! OSPREYSAINT

3:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Romsey Larry says...

What a prospect this young man is. Very self assured, composed, hard working and skilful. A whisker away from scoring against Arsenal and in the thick of it throughout his 70 minutes on the pitch. But what a great manager we have allowing him this chance against the league leaders, albeit his goal against Yeovil previously. Saints are really going places ........you can feel it in your bones. I can't believe I am so fortunate a fan at this present time!!!!
What a prospect this young man is. Very self assured, composed, hard working and skilful. A whisker away from scoring against Arsenal and in the thick of it throughout his 70 minutes on the pitch. But what a great manager we have allowing him this chance against the league leaders, albeit his goal against Yeovil previously. Saints are really going places ........you can feel it in your bones. I can't believe I am so fortunate a fan at this present time!!!! Romsey Larry

5:03pm Wed 29 Jan 14

redduke says...

Ok i'm a bit biased but is there's a better English central midfielder than Jack Cork at the moment? No
Will Woy have even heard of him? No
Great game last night, just need to convert a few more of these chances
Ok i'm a bit biased but is there's a better English central midfielder than Jack Cork at the moment? No Will Woy have even heard of him? No Great game last night, just need to convert a few more of these chances redduke

5:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Come on all you "supposed" big clubs. Surely you want Sam as well as all our other soon to be superstars. Why aren't we hearing about how you only have to make an offer and off they go. Well MoPo can speaks English now and he says to tell you all "f@ck off"
Come on all you "supposed" big clubs. Surely you want Sam as well as all our other soon to be superstars. Why aren't we hearing about how you only have to make an offer and off they go. Well MoPo can speaks English now and he says to tell you all "f@ck off" Clever Dick

5:34pm Wed 29 Jan 14

JohnItaly says...

AdamG10 wrote:
I thought Big Sam was fantastic last night! Held the ball up very well and has good feet and movement for a tall lad. Shame about the missed opportunity but, it all happened in an instant so it shouldn't get him down! I'm sure there will be plenty more chances in the near future. Perhaps he'll start at Fulham?? On the whole the whole team were immense last night. Jack Cork was brilliant and my man of the match. On another note what ever we are feeding those young lads down at the academy can I have some please. It's a non stop conveyor belt of talent. Well done to all!
Having just seen the highlights on Saints Player the chance that came his way appeared to be as a result of a rebound and therefore very unexpected and he had very little time to react. A chance yes but I would not call it a sitter.
[quote][p][bold]AdamG10[/bold] wrote: I thought Big Sam was fantastic last night! Held the ball up very well and has good feet and movement for a tall lad. Shame about the missed opportunity but, it all happened in an instant so it shouldn't get him down! I'm sure there will be plenty more chances in the near future. Perhaps he'll start at Fulham?? On the whole the whole team were immense last night. Jack Cork was brilliant and my man of the match. On another note what ever we are feeding those young lads down at the academy can I have some please. It's a non stop conveyor belt of talent. Well done to all![/p][/quote]Having just seen the highlights on Saints Player the chance that came his way appeared to be as a result of a rebound and therefore very unexpected and he had very little time to react. A chance yes but I would not call it a sitter. JohnItaly

6:59pm Wed 29 Jan 14

kaburrow says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
For those who were there - Saints were fantastic. Calum and Luke were immense, Cork was MOTM, Spider was awesome, Sam is going to be amazing and Adam - well just incredible. As Norge said, Woy could do a lot worse than take half the Saints squad to Brazil. So very proud. COYR.
I agree and I think RL will need to look over his shoulder and improve his performance if he wants to be a regular starter.
Who needs Osv (what was his name?)
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: For those who were there - Saints were fantastic. Calum and Luke were immense, Cork was MOTM, Spider was awesome, Sam is going to be amazing and Adam - well just incredible. As Norge said, Woy could do a lot worse than take half the Saints squad to Brazil. So very proud. COYR.[/p][/quote]I agree and I think RL will need to look over his shoulder and improve his performance if he wants to be a regular starter. Who needs Osv (what was his name?) kaburrow

7:37pm Wed 29 Jan 14

the south coast is ours says...

Saint 2701 wrote:
Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance!
i agree and think he has a great future with us . was shocked to see him in the team for wba away but you could see he was class from the ko.
[quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance![/p][/quote]i agree and think he has a great future with us . was shocked to see him in the team for wba away but you could see he was class from the ko. the south coast is ours

7:44pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Velleity says...

the south coast is ours wrote:
Saint 2701 wrote:
Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance!
i agree and think he has a great future with us . was shocked to see him in the team for wba away but you could see he was class from the ko.
Chambers put through one of the best passes I saw last night. From about the half way line he picked out Sam Gallagher's run to the right hand side of the penalty area. My first thought was that I was hoping for something to come of it just so I could see the pass again on MOTD. Sadly not, but inch perfect about 50 yards along the floor.

It's easy to forget that Calum, Luke, Sam and JWP are all just kids who should improve with time. And what a great place to be young, with a manager prepared to give an 18yo a full debut against the league leaders.
[quote][p][bold]the south coast is ours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint 2701[/bold] wrote: Chambers was man of the match for me last night! Great performance![/p][/quote]i agree and think he has a great future with us . was shocked to see him in the team for wba away but you could see he was class from the ko.[/p][/quote]Chambers put through one of the best passes I saw last night. From about the half way line he picked out Sam Gallagher's run to the right hand side of the penalty area. My first thought was that I was hoping for something to come of it just so I could see the pass again on MOTD. Sadly not, but inch perfect about 50 yards along the floor. It's easy to forget that Calum, Luke, Sam and JWP are all just kids who should improve with time. And what a great place to be young, with a manager prepared to give an 18yo a full debut against the league leaders. Velleity

7:46pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Velleity says...

redduke wrote:
Ok i'm a bit biased but is there's a better English central midfielder than Jack Cork at the moment? No
Will Woy have even heard of him? No
Great game last night, just need to convert a few more of these chances
He did manage to play for GB in the World Cup so Woy may have an idea. I think JC's been stunning for a few games and has staked a good claim to stay in the team.
[quote][p][bold]redduke[/bold] wrote: Ok i'm a bit biased but is there's a better English central midfielder than Jack Cork at the moment? No Will Woy have even heard of him? No Great game last night, just need to convert a few more of these chances[/p][/quote]He did manage to play for GB in the World Cup so Woy may have an idea. I think JC's been stunning for a few games and has staked a good claim to stay in the team. Velleity

9:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Let's not give our England manager too many selection problems. Jack is definitely good enough, Luke may well get a call. And then he has the almighty dilemma as to who is the best right back in the country. Obviously it's either Nat Clyne or Callum Chambers and they should both go to Brazil, but who is going to be first choice?
Let's not give our England manager too many selection problems. Jack is definitely good enough, Luke may well get a call. And then he has the almighty dilemma as to who is the best right back in the country. Obviously it's either Nat Clyne or Callum Chambers and they should both go to Brazil, but who is going to be first choice? Clever Dick

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