Thought I would do a feature on Southampton. Currently bottom of the Premier League, six points off safety.
Its amazing the various styles of Home Shirts they have had in there History. For me they are Red and White Stripes. The following YouTube video shows the various shirts they have had.
When I got into football in the 1990's, Southampton had some good players. Alan Shearer, Matt Le Tissier, Tim Flowers. They had the previous ground at the time, 'The Dell'. Think the capacity of it was around 15,000? Looked like it had quite a bit of character.
In recent times, we have signed players from Southampton.
Theo Walcott. Came to Arsenal as the next Big Thing. Liked Theo, thought he did alright with us. Went onto play for Everton, (now back at Southampton).
We signed another player who was Highly Rated, Alex Oxlade - Chamberlain. Didn't seem to work out as well as Theo. Questions were asked, was he playing in his correct position. Alex then went onto sign for Liverpool.
We signed defender Callum Chambers. He seemed to be in a similar position as Carl Jenkinson, who we had signed from Charlton Athletic. These two would get games here and there, but they always seemed to be on the fringes of the First Eleven. Callum is now at Aston Villa.
One of Southampton's Greatest Exports is Gareth Bale. Went onto sign for Tottenham, had a big impact there, then made a Dream Move to Real Madrid. Believe he is now at Los Angeles FC? Has also made a big impact on his National Team, Wales, helping them to qualify for Finals Tournaments.
I have got a Liverpool supporting mate. He would comment on the number of players they would sign from Southampton. Players such as Virgil Van Dyke, Nathaniel Clyne, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Peter Crouch, Sadio Mane.
When the Premier League was first created, season after season, Southampton would escape Relegation. They were to get relegated a few seasons down the line, where they experienced life in the Championship, and also went down to League One.
Clubs facing relegation from the Premier League have been asked, can they do a Southampton, and stay up?
Can Southampton do a Southampton, and stay up?