UK time is: 01:22:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Who Are Southampton's Most Valued Players?

We also have the incredible Gaston Ramirez who has begun to show the form which tempted us into buying him. Gaston can certainly pick out a pass and has the knack of picking up the odd goal which allied to his tackling ,makes him a very valuable asset.

Then we have the cool calm Jack Cork who was missed badly as we began our first season back in the Premier League. It can be no coincidence that his return to the starting eleven saw the team make a dramatic and almost instant recovery of form.

Of the rest of our players Morgan Schneiderlin has done well. Especially since Cork returned. Jason Puncheon has been a revelation this season after the previous histrionics he showed. Enough in fact for the majority of fans to forgive his wayward past with us. Steve Davis has sometimes looked solid but for me has disappointed to date.

At the back we have seen a remarkable improvement with the four main players being Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida and Luke Shaw.Clyne has generally done well, and as Yoshida got to grips with the English game we saw improvement from him and also Fonte.

I feel that Luke Shaw has also had a major influence on how we have improved at the back. For a 17yo trainee he has been immense. Suffice to say that he has claimed the left back spot as his property.

Then we have Guly do Prado who always gets a mixed reaction. The last two games have seen him play instead of Adam and he has done the job well. Jay Rodriguez has shaped with promise without yet setting us alight.

Jos Hooiveldt has been disappointing as has Danny Fox. Steve de Ridder has shown little as has Emanuel Mayuka though to be fair he is learning how to play our style of play and how to cope with our country and it's game.None of our three goalkeepers has been able to stake a claim as our number one though Artur Boruc may be able to in the near future.

So who amongst our players can we least afford to play without?
Is it Sir Rickie for his goals and all round contribution?
Is it mercurial Adam Lallana who seems to knit our attack together with his twinkling runs and movement?
Could it be Gaston Ramirez who is beginning to find his feet in our game?

Or could it be my choice Jack Cork who has shown by his early season absence just how valuable he is to us? He doesn't seem to do outstanding skillful things but he knits our midfield and defence in a way that protects the goal more than anybody else. You may have differing views so let us know who to date you feel has had most impact on our team?




Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate






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:Saturday January 5 2013

Time: 1:46AM

Your Comments

Got to be Rickie or Adam. Both make frontline tick. Rickie Lambert for his goals.
sfc4ghg
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Poch - Villa Isn't Just Revenge (Thursday April 17 2014)

Poch - We Lacked An Edge (Sunday April 13 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Cardiff (Saturday April 12 2014)

Poch's Challenge - Maximum Points (Friday April 11 2014)

Everton Game Now Re-set (Thursday April 10 2014)

Archived 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. wilfster 15
2. Vital Saint 14
3. his4harry 3
4. saadj713 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Everton 34 19 9 6 21 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57
8. Southampton 34 13 9 12 5 48
9. Newcastle 34 14 4 16 -14 46
10. Stoke 34 11 10 13 -10 43
11. Crystal Palace 34 12 4 18 -14 40

Breaking League News

Michu Could Miss Newcastle Game
Swansea : 18/04/2014 00:22:00
Monk: There Are No Problems Whatsoever
Swansea : 18/04/2014 00:18:00
Mulumbu Wins WBADSC Award
WBA : 17/04/2014 21:53:00
Olsson amp; Morrison Boost?
WBA : 17/04/2014 21:48:00
The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland
Man City : 17/04/2014 21:41:00
Poch - Villa Isn't Just Revenge
Southampton : 17/04/2014 21:33:00
Bolasie Looking For Strong Finish
Crystal Palace : 17/04/2014 21:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Gazzaniga 0%
Chambers 0%
Shaw 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
Fonte 20%
Lovren 0%
S Davis 20%
Cork 40%
Lambert 0%
Ramirez 0%
Lallana 20%
Sub - Gallagher 0%
Sub - Clyne 0%
Sub - Do Prado 0%