UK time is: 22:18:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Southampton's Aaron Martin

He appeared to be fully in control of his faculties and played against powerful Premiership frontman in former Saint Kevin Davies.

Aaron received a lot of praise for the way he handled the match against Davies for the commanding way in which he handled the experience.

At half-time the Bolton frontline had the added strength of Elmander arriving and even then Aaron coped admirably.

In his own words as spoke to Saints Player, 'Big (Kevin) Davies is very strong and Elmander when he came on, they both have huge physical prescence which I just had to carry on playing against.'

And play against he did as he and Jose Fonte played the game doing the simple things at the back to allow the team's game plan to come together.

He said how he and Jose kept talking together throughout the game as they played solidly at the back.

Alan Pardew has even hinted that the youngster had done enough to stay involved for the coming league matches.

I find the rise of both Aaron and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain very heartening. If both make the grade and there is every likelihood that they will it will be a big boost to our squad's age average.




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: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 26 2010

Time: 5:05PM

Your Comments

Haven't seen him yet but from all of the reports he is looking good and could be with us for a good few years.
stellarnw
Aaron Martin made defending against the physical presence of Davies and Elmander look easy on Tuesday. He kept things simply and just made sure that they didn't get the ball. Still needs to work on his close control and ball skills, but at the tender age of just 20 he has time on his side to become a real top-class defender.
St Alexis
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

Krueger - A Special Day We Will Remember (Wednesday October 22 2014)

A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning (Monday October 20 2014)

Players Respond To Sunderland Win (Sunday October 19 2014)

Koeman - EIGHT Nil Is Not Normal (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Sunderland (Saturday October 18 2014)

Koeman & Pelle Bag The Awards (Friday October 17 2014)

Davis Extends Southampton Deal (Friday October 17 2014)

Koeman - Holland Will Have To Wait (Thursday October 16 2014)

Attacking Intent Important For Koeman (Thursday October 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. Rex Vulgaris 23
2. Vital Saint 19
3. StuSaint 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 +15 22
2. Man City 8 5 2 1 +10 17
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 +14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 +4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 +1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 +3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 +2 11

Breaking League News

Going for Three Points This Time!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 22:00:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Hull (Home)
Liverpool : 24/10/2014 20:00:00
Villa to Sign Cleverley in January!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:43:00
Pearson On Competition amp; Swansea Threat
Leicester City : 24/10/2014 18:31:00
Pellegrini Expecting Tough West Ham Test
Man City : 24/10/2014 18:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 3%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Bertrand 13%
S Davis 0%
Schneiderlin 6%
Cork 6%
Long 0%
Pelle 6%
Tadic 66%
Sub - Mane 0%
Sub - Wanyama 0%
Sub - Mayuka 0%