Southampton - WGS says leaving Saints was best
UK time is: 18:42:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

WGS says leaving Saints was best

Wee Gordon Strachan has said that Scott McDonald's decision to leave Southampton was the best move he could make.

Many Southampton fans have questioned the move to release McDonald on a free to Bournemouth, when just a few years later he has completed to move to Celtic for £750,000.

Strachan said to the Echo: 'Everything was right about the move and the only thing people might worry about is that he left Southampton while I was the club's manager.

''But if you ask Scott, he will say that it was the best thing that happened to him - he needed to move on.

''During that time at Southampton, we had four strikers in Marian Pahars, who was valued at £8million back then, James Beattie, who was playing for England, Kevin Davies, who's now doing so well for Bolton, and Brett Ormerod.

''It was very hard for him to get a game and if you ask Scott, he will tell you that the best thing that happened to him was moving to Motherwell and joining the real world.

''He's now got a better appreciation of his team-mates and, at 23, he's got plenty of time to learn even more about the game.'

It's easy to join Vital Saints

Simply register with Vital Saints and enjoy getting involved! (you can even win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums.)

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.

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:Thursday April 5 2007

Time: 10:00AM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

The Southampton Injury Table.. (Friday October 9 2015)

Arsenal Selected For TV (Thursday October 8 2015)

All About The Wanyama (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Three In Team Of The Week (Monday October 5 2015)

Trio Talk Chelsea (Monday October 5 2015)

Ward-Prowse Makes 100 (Monday October 5 2015)

Audio - Koeman & Davis On Chelsea Win (Saturday October 3 2015)

Stats: Chelsea v Southampton (Saturday October 3 2015)

Chelsea v Southampton - Team Line Ups (Saturday October 3 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)

1. Vital Saint 13

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 4 13
8. Spurs 8 3 4 1 4 13
9. Southampton 8 3 3 2 3 12
10. Liverpool 8 3 3 2 -2 12
11. Swansea 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Watford 8 2 4 2 -1 10

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Owners Felt A 'Connection' With Klopp
» Liverpool : 09/10/2015 18:00:00
Bennett Joins Bristol City
» Norwich : 09/10/2015 17:31:01
Blow for José, joy for Chelsea faithful
» Chelsea : 09/10/2015 17:00:01
Randolph Set to Play Against Poland
» West Ham : 09/10/2015 16:55:01
Garner Joins Pulis' Backroom
» WBA : 09/10/2015 16:45:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 2%
Soares 0%
Fonte 0%
van Dijk 0%
Bertrand 12%
Romeu 0%
Wanyama 0%
Mane 12%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 12%
Pelle 50%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 12%
Sub - Rodriguez 0%
Sub - Yoshida 0%