Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread
Saints start season with a point to prove
Southampton avoided the failure of the season award with great surprise last night, but have started it with real intent with two signings that will greatly improve the defence of the team, so that they can push on to score goals which they lacked last season.
Kyle Walker comes into the team in replace of Lallana, who for the second time leaves Southampton, as well as Gnabry, who admitted with the appearance of Kinglsey Coman felt he would be surplus to requirements.
Maxime Gonalons completes a french treble in the midfield, which should allow great chemistry within the midfield and the two french centre-backs with the prodigy Laporte and the tank as the Saints fans know him, Mangala.
It seems Naingollan and Lavezzi are two to be on the way out of Southampton, with a rumoured bid for Steve Mandanda to also bolster which would surely become Le Saints.
IN: Gonalons, Walker, Okutan, Rothwell
OUT: Lallana, Gnabry, Ljajic, Boilesen,
The team as it stands:
Walker (2) Laporte (4) Mangala (5) Gibbs (3)
Schniederlin (6) Gonalons (9)
Welbeck (10) Lavezzi(88)**
*Subject to Transfer
Puchegger (46) McCarthy (15) O'Connor (39) Kimpembe (18)
Reed (18) Bambock (24)
Sane (73) Isgrove (19)