Southampton - Saints Gear Up For New Campaign
UK time is: 03:25:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Saints Gear Up For New Campaign

Well, I never realised that two weeks was such a long time in football, especially for the Saints. Upon checking the Saints website on my return I was pleasantly surprised to see a wave of transfer activity surrounding St Marys.

First to sign was Kelvin Davis, an accomplished stopper at Ipswich but came under fire at Sunderland in recent times. He comes as a welcome addition to the squad with the injury to Bartosz Bialkowski and the floundering form of veteran Kevin Miller.

Next came young Brazilian Pele, a young portugese defender who obviously has bags of potential. He will provide some much needed cover for the injured Michael Svensson.

The much anticipated signing of controversial Hearts winger Rudi Skacel will no doubt excite most fans, including myself. He will provide some much needed flair and creativity in a midfield which has lacked ideas in pre season.

The two latest signings of midfielders Licka and Viafara come as a surprise and I must admit I know little about the qualities of both players but I will endeavour to find out more.

With the squad now looking very much complete it is now that we can look ahead to the new season with a renewed sense of optimism. Saints now look to have a squad with both strength and depth and have players who possess the qualities to get them out of the division.

The league is also looking stronger than ever with Birmingham adding to their already strong squad and West Brom seemingly able to keep hold of their prize assets. In order to gain promotion Saints will need to score a greater number of goals and drastically improve their away form which was abysmal last term.

The beginning of the season on Sunday cannot come soon enough and I am sure that all Saints fans will share the same sense of expectation and excitement about the coming season.




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 4 2006

Time: 12:33PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

Reed On Window & Wanyama (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Forster Sold Southampton To Me - van Djik (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Ward-Prowse Named England Under 21 Skipper (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Audio - van Dijk On Saints Move (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Van Dijk Finally Signs On (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Koeman & Fonte Talk Norwich Win (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Mayuka Makes Permanent Metz Move (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Saints Sign Talented Young Stopper (Monday August 31 2015)

Koeman On Tadic & Wanyama (Monday August 31 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Liverpool 4 2 1 1 -1 7
8. West Ham 4 2 0 2 3 6
9. Everton 4 1 2 1 1 5
10. Southampton 4 1 2 1 0 5
11. AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12. Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 -1 4
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Match Analysis - Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United
» Swansea : 02/09/2015 21:14:00
Afellay suspension shortened to two games
» Stoke : 02/09/2015 20:25:01
The Yellow Bird Podcast
» Norwich : 02/09/2015 20:04:01
Jarvis Joins Norwich
» West Ham : 02/09/2015 17:50:00
Adebayor Didn`t Come
» West Ham : 02/09/2015 17:35:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By:  
Stekelenburg 0%
Soares 5%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Targett 0%
Romeu 30%
Ward-Prowse 10%
Mané 25%
Davis 0%
Tadic 25%
Pellè 5%
Sub:-Rodriguez 0%
Sub:-Martina 0%
Sub:-Juanmi 0%