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Transfer Rumours Saint Marlon!

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by ChilcoSaint, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. ChilcoSaint

    ChilcoSaint What a disgrace
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    Here comes another one!
     
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  2. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

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    Since girl's name's are popular for Brazilian players at the moment; Marlene?
     
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    Is it MarON or MarlOFF?
     
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  4. saintsfcfan

    saintsfcfan Well-Known Member

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    For those who aren’t aware of the situation.

    AS reporting he will be a Saint in next couple of days.

    £10m rising to £12m.
     
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  5. SAINTDON13

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    Santos translates as Saints.
     
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  6. st_brendy

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    I've never seen him play. I'd never heard of him until a few days ago. But if Barcelona saw something in him to buy him, that's a good enough recommendation for me.
     
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  7. SaintsFan86

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    I'd like to think we deffo playing with 3 at the Back, but he could easily fill in as a rb/rwb
     
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    I was reading the comments on one of his youtube videos and loads of Barcelona fans thought he was going to be immense one day...

    ...as a right back.
     
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  9. Saints FC 76

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    Presume he might be RCB if we play 3 centre backs? Cedric off if we see him as a RB?
     
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  10. Saintalona

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    Yes but he might be better as a pacy Center back!!
     
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  11. Libby

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    I think we need a cb regardless of our formation tbh, none of ours are quite at the level required.
     
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  12. fatletiss

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    “Come on Marlene
    Too ra loo ra too ra loo rye ay“
     
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  13. sotonsaint

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    That’s enough real ale for you today I think !
     
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  14. Paddy Podped

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    Phew!

    I clicked on this fearing it would be Marlon Harewood
     
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  15. st_brendy

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    Who says it isn't? Didn't you know that Barcelona recently signed him?
     
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  16. Saintalona

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    Being Brazilian, I’m guessing he can pass the ball well out from defence?!
     
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  17. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    But keeps crossing the halfway line and can't defend to save his life?
     
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  18. Saintmagic

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    Just been over to Saintsweb to get their expert insight into Marlon. They have already decided he is **** as he is only 5ft 11. I can't recall ever seeing him play (although I'm sure I have at some point as I watch a fair bit of French football), which is probably a good thing from a centre back.
     
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  19. I Sorry I Ruined The Party

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    Cedric's contract runs out in 2020, so that means we would either have to sell next season or renew long term. Cedric's been pretty good, but not so good I don't think we can improve. I don't know much about this Marlon dude, but it sounds like he is quite promising but may need some time. So I think it's good to have a potential competition for spaces and the ability to move Cedric on. Maybe we go three at the back this year, and see how it works out. Or have a couple different formations and Marlon could end up playing some CB and some RB should Cedric need a rest or get hurt, or in certain games where we need less going forward maybe and more defensive presence.

    I hope that this is not our big CB move. But OTOH, it's never bad to sign up talented young players for the future. I don't think we should be looking to offload Cedric and hopefully he stays. If it works out that way, I think this is a pretty decent move.
     
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  20. Saints FC 76

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    If Cedric has two years left, we might be more likely to sell this summer. We’ve tended to do that in the past as we can get a better fee compared to when the player only has one year left - Clyne being a good example (and Wanyama, I think).
     
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