Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Bale, learn from the others!

Bale, learn from the others!

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

It's easy to register for Vital Saints, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.

Get involved

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:
Date:Friday January 26 2007
Time: 8:34AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
You can find the caps lock button next to the "A" key on your computer. Perhaps Saints fans have a bit more of a life than to be sat on their PC all day waiting for a story to be written? Now ***** off back to your Spuds site.
Archer
26/01/2007 12:24:00
0
That is because I look at the keyboard and not the screen when IO am typing you worthless fool. I am no PA/Sec I am sorry to say unlike yourself. You should learn some manners young man - in fact why don't you ask Simon Clifford to teach you. I hear he is well versed in practicing what he preaches! Promotion? I ask you! Grow up
bullers
26/01/2007 12:27:00
0
"when IO typing" eh? Nice. Spuds, mid-table meritocracy every season, haven't even beaten your rivals this century. Fool.
Archer
26/01/2007 12:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Chelsea Interest Flatters Stopper

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster has said speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea is obviously flattering, but his focus is on this weekend's game...

Match Day Officials v Manchester City (1/5/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Manchester City this weekend.

Saints - Player Ratings Team Of The Season

Statistics website WhoScored.com applied individual player ratings after each game in the Premier League this season, and Southampton find themselves...

Saints - PL 2016/17 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have today confirmed the date where Southampton will find out their fixture list for the 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By:
Forster3%
Cedric3%
van Dijk1%
Fonte0%
Bertrand1%
Romeu3%
Wanyama0%
Tadic37%
Steven Davis1%
Rodriguez1%
Long50%
Sub-Clasie0%
Sub-Mane0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 1 2016 4:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 8 2016 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tim Hedger1