UK time is: 22:39:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wotte glad to see Saints stay

Saints' boss Mark Wotte is relieved that his star players have stayed at St Mary's.

A few players, namely Andrew Surman and Adam Lallana were rumoured to exit the Hampshire side to ease the financial problems of the club.

Instead, Wotte managed to bolster the defence with Dutch centre back Jan-Paul Saeijs and former Hungarian Under-21 international, Zoltan Liptak.

Wotte explained his relief in keeping his players. "We didn't lose one player in the transfer window and that was a big thing for us because everyone was expecting that to happen," said Wotte.

"I am happy that the board did not negotiate with the clubs who made low offers for Andrew Surman or other players and I think we have to give credit to the board at the moment.

"It would have been very easy for them to sell a player because of the finances, but we also brought in Jan-Paul Saeijs who is doing a good job and Zoltan Liptak who has made a good first impression - so let's be positive."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 10 2009

Time: 6:46PM

Your Comments

I'm as relieved as anyone that we've kept hold of our better players. We've struggled so far this season with them in the side, so imagine how poor we'd be without them! Having said that, Surman and Lallana in particular have failed to impress in recent weeks, but hopefully they can concentrate on playing now that the transfer window has been and gone.
Bailey11
Yeah it was vital that we held on to our key players. Kelvin, Lallana and Surman were all linked to go and we did very well to hold onto them. Usually someone leaves but I was pleased that the board was able to keep everyone at the club. fair play.
sfc123
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Swindon Was Okay - Koeman (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Forster Offer Rejected? (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Swindon 0-1 Southampton (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Osvaldo's Time Is Up (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Lovren Saga Rumbles On (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Sporting Hasselt 0-6 Southampton (Friday July 18 2014)

EHC Hoensbroek 0-4 Southampton (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 31
2. scootch 2
3. Wayne Beale 2
4. SteveBish 1
5. amc335 1
6. David Smith 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Mbiwa Still Linked With Loan Move
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:26:00
The Black Cats looking at Patrick van Aanholt!
Chelsea : 24/07/2014 21:39:00
How Swansea City's Squad Is Shaping Up
Swansea : 24/07/2014 21:23:00
Pozuelo Joins Rayo Vallecano
Swansea : 24/07/2014 21:02:00
A HOMETOWN TEAM: AFC IN NYC
Arsenal : 24/07/2014 16:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Boruc 20%
Clyne 1%
Shaw 1%
Schneiderlin 1%
Fonte 3%
Lovren 5%
Cork 13%
Wanyama 7%
Lambert 32%
S Davis 5%
Lallana 9%
Sub - Gallagher 1%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 1%
Sub - Chambers 1%