Date:Friday January 26 2007
GAFFER George Burley has again told Gareth Bale that he would be better off staying at Southampton.
Sky Sports News reported yesterday that 'Premiership fans' will be seeing free kicks like this at a ground near you soon'.
While Southampton fans keep fingers crossed that Burley will march the saints to promotion this season, they will also be hoping that Gareth Bale is still in the squad when they do it.
Burley has explained to the Echo that Bale would be better off staying on numerous occasions, but this time he has given examples of why its better to stay!
'Take England keeper Richard Wright, whom I gave his Ipswich debut at 17. When Arsenal came in for him I told him it was too early but he wouldn't listen.
'I said he would benefit from having another season playing for Ipswich. However, Arsenal turned his head and he went.
'Where is he now? I don't want that to happen to Gareth'.
Then there's Theo Walcott: 'Had he stayed here and then gone to Arsenal it would not have damaged his career in any way. If you are good enough, you are going to get to the top and win everything you need.
'I believe that when you are sold to a club like Arsenal, you need to be ready to step into their first team. Theo is not there yet'.
Good examples of staying at a club and then moving on are Kieron Dyer and Darren Bent, who just so happen to have been at Burley's former club Ipswich.
So come on Bale, stay a Saint!
Join Vital Saints
To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.
Err.. The New Premier League Football... Ahem! (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Staggered Pre Season Start Suits Koeman (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Saints Begin Pre-Season Training (Monday June 29 2015)
RCD Espanyol Closes Out Pre Season (Friday June 26 2015)
Clyne Fee Agreed - Schneiderlin A Matter Of Days? (Thursday June 25 2015)
Southampton Away Ticket Deals Praised By FSF (Thursday June 25 2015)
Stekelenburg Relishing Koeman Reunion (Wednesday June 24 2015)
Maarten Stekelenburg Joins on Loan (Tuesday June 23 2015)
Saints Prepare Record Breaking Bid For Alderweireld (Monday June 22 2015)
Soares - Fonte Played His Part (Sunday June 21 2015)
|10. Man Utd||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|July 1 Changes For City
» Man City : 01/07/2015 15:54:01
|Milner's Liverpool Move Confirmed
» Man City : 01/07/2015 15:41:01
|Young Signs Three Year Deal
» Man Utd : 01/07/2015 15:34:01
|Next For The Leicester Hotseat?
» Leicester City : 01/07/2015 15:33:01
|Wood Secures Leeds United Move
» Leicester City : 01/07/2015 15:20:00