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Southampton: 2016 and Beyond!

  1. Southampton: 2016 and Beyond!

    Good Evening Ladies and Gents, and welcome to the write-up of my long-term (well, for me at least) Southampton save.

    So far on this journey....
    2013/2014
    Premier Division: 6th (63pts)
    FA Cup: 3rd Round
    Capital One Cup: 4th Round
    Top Scorer: Jay Rodriguez (27)
    Most Assists: Anderson (13)
    Top Performer: Jay Rodriguez (7.32 - 36 appearances)

    2014/2015
    Premier Division: 8th (56pts)
    FA Cup: 4th Round
    Capital One Cup: 3rd Round
    Euro Cup: Semi Finals
    Top Scorer: Jay Rodriguez (23)
    Most Assists: Luke Shaw (12)
    Top Performer: Michele Camporese (7.17 - 48 appearances)

    2015/2016
    Premier Division: Winners
    FA Cup: Winners
    Capital One Cup: 4th Round
    Top Scorer: Jay Rodriguez (17)
    Most Assists: James Ward-Prowse (27)
    Top Performer: Callum Chambers (7.87 - 36 appearances)

    2016/2017
    English Community Shield: Winners
    Premier Division:
    FA Cup:
    Capital One Cup:
    Champions League:


    The Squad
    I like to focus on developing the clubs youth, and bringing in young players, either to develop and sell, or develop and play...the board often insist I bring in high-profile players, which is why we see players such as Shaqiri (who I try to sign in most of my games) and Lamela, who was a big money signing a in 2014 (i think) after spurs listed him...quite why I do not know...anyway...my inital first team for this season iiiis:

    GK: Paolo Gazzaniga

    DL: Luke Shaw
    DR: Nathaniel Clyne
    CB: Matteo Mussachio
    CB: Michele Camporese
    MC: Victor Wanyama: /Leon Goretzka
    MC: Jack Cork/Jordan Henderson
    RW: Adam Lallana/Xherdan Shaqiri
    LW: Eric Lamela/Justin Coldicott
    AMC: James Ward-Prowse/Tomas Martinez
    ST: Jay Rodriguez/Matej Vydra

    In terms of products of my own youth system, players such as Lloyd Isgrove, Chris Shaw are still with the club, while several others are out on loan to get experience, There are also others who were brought in from other youth systems, and they are: Robert Steiner, Dominic Wood, Erich Bestler and Jeff Burton, ​to name a few.
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  2. Shaqiri has shoots from distance PPM.. it irritates the f out of me.

  3. Champions League Draw 2016: Group Stages

    Champions League Draw Puts Southampton In Tough Group
    English League Champions Southampton were 3rd Seeds in today's Champions League Draw, and saw themselves put in Group F, along with Bayern Munich, Shaktar Donetsk, and Maccabi Tel-Aviv. We caught up with Club captain Adam Lallana, to ask what he thought of the draw.
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    "Obviously it's not the easiest draw we could have been handed, but i'm happy we avoided bigger teams like PSG and Barcelona...no disrespect to Tel-Aviv or Shaktar, but i think Bayern are probably the biggest threat here, and every game is going to be great experience for our young squad."

    "Do you think maybe people forget how young the squad is, given what you achieved last season?"

    "I think there's an element of that, yes, but at the end of the day, our first team squad has an average age of 21, but I know the boss is looking to bring in a couple of older guys to bring some extra experience in Europe, and that'll hopefully let the guys who've been brought into the squad from the academy go out on loan to pick up the first team experience that they're going to need for the future. Overall though, I reckon we've got as good a chance as anybody in that group, and it's down to us to prove that we've got what it takes to progress.



  4. Quote Originally Posted by AayushCFC View Post
    Shaqiri has shoots from distance PPM.. it irritates the f out of me.
    yeah, i keep trying to knock it out of him....he's scored a couple of screamers but he wastes moves more often than not

  5. Quote Originally Posted by TodayForTomorrow View Post
    yeah, i keep trying to knock it out of him....he's scored a couple of screamers but he wastes moves more often than not
    Players with Shoots fro distance also need shoots with power to score regularly. I used editor to get that to Schurrle and he scored absolute beauties, I mean, OUTRAGEOUS! Wouldn't suggest using editor for a story, though.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by AayushCFC View Post
    Players with Shoots fro distance also need shoots with power to score regularly. I used editor to get that to Schurrle and he scored absolute beauties, I mean, OUTRAGEOUS! Wouldn't suggest using editor for a story, though.
    I might look into that, if i've not managed to knock it out of him yet...currently offloading about half my reserve team, and juggling this with a Journeyman save, cause otherwise i'll end up bored...next update hopefully today however

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