Saints substitute better than Nasri and Terry!

Emmanuel Mayuka

Emmanuel Mayuka

First published in Saints News

He might not be able to get a game for Saints, but Emmanuel Mayuka has been ranked as the 85th best player in world football.

In a poll of writers at The Guardian newspaper, the Zambian international finished ahead of the likes of Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder, Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez and, closer to home, Manchester City’s Samir Nasri and Chelsea’s John Terry.

The result will come as a surprise to many Saints fans, given that Mayuka has had little impact since his arrival from Swiss side BSC Young Boys in the summer.

The 22-year-old forward has made just six substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, with his only start coming in the 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Leeds.

Mayuka was, however, the winner of the Golden Boot award in January’s African Cup of Nations, scoring three times in the tournament as he shot to prominence.

Each of The Guardian’s 11 experts who took part were asked to rank their top 30 currently-active footballers in the world.

The number one choices were given 30 points, second place 29, all the way down to one point for the final person on each writer’s list. The points were than collated to create the final 100.

The first 30 players were announced yesterday, with the rest being unveiled by the newspaper over the coming days.

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8:35am Fri 21 Dec 12

Optimist says...

Better than Nasri or Tery? Nice one, lets hope they are proved right.
Better than Nasri or Tery? Nice one, lets hope they are proved right. Optimist
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8:43am Fri 21 Dec 12

Jesus_02 says...

simple realy, better than Nasri and Terry, just not better than SRL!
simple realy, better than Nasri and Terry, just not better than SRL! Jesus_02
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9:00am Fri 21 Dec 12

Jesus_02 says...

BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up!
BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up! Jesus_02
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9:02am Fri 21 Dec 12

Alicesdad says...

Merry Christmas everybody and a Happy New Year....
Merry Christmas everybody and a Happy New Year.... Alicesdad
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9:02am Fri 21 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I would like to see him play.
I would like to see him play. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:17am Fri 21 Dec 12

St Retford says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I would like to see him play.
Innit.

We should be allowed to field 12 players.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I would like to see him play.[/p][/quote]Innit. We should be allowed to field 12 players. St Retford
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9:20am Fri 21 Dec 12

mbetts says...

Hopefully he's being readied in training and reserve matches so when he does start to play regularly he won't let himself down, Arsenal do this all the time and it's great that we can afford the luxury of time whilst our strikers are playing well
Hopefully he's being readied in training and reserve matches so when he does start to play regularly he won't let himself down, Arsenal do this all the time and it's great that we can afford the luxury of time whilst our strikers are playing well mbetts
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9:21am Fri 21 Dec 12

mushrooms says...

He is our secret weapon & is going to destroy defences is the new year.
He is our secret weapon & is going to destroy defences is the new year. mushrooms
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9:25am Fri 21 Dec 12

mbetts says...

Lot's of people are better than Nasri, hopefully he won't hide behind his team mates in the wall at vital times!
Lot's of people are better than Nasri, hopefully he won't hide behind his team mates in the wall at vital times! mbetts
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9:44am Fri 21 Dec 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Start him tomorrow

Start him tomorrow

See you there
Start him tomorrow Start him tomorrow See you there Puddletown Saint
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10:13am Fri 21 Dec 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

I'd rather see Tadinari Lee start but I would just like the guy to play more. We haven't seen enough of Mayuka to pass judgement ourselves
I'd rather see Tadinari Lee start but I would just like the guy to play more. We haven't seen enough of Mayuka to pass judgement ourselves SouthamptonLegend
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10:20am Fri 21 Dec 12

seventh-junction says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up!
That!...pain in the @rse isn't it.
Go Mayuka! COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up![/p][/quote]That!...pain in the @rse isn't it. Go Mayuka! COYR FOADP seventh-junction
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10:45am Fri 21 Dec 12

GX Saint says...

Christmas shopping on Oxford Street yesterday and I walked passed Schuh. Wouldn't they make great sponsors for our friends down the M27?
Christmas shopping on Oxford Street yesterday and I walked passed Schuh. Wouldn't they make great sponsors for our friends down the M27? GX Saint
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11:23am Fri 21 Dec 12

saintsupnorth says...

Maybe NA tactic, as our team start to stuggle with fitness ( the same as other teams ), we unleash HELL!!!!!
Maybe NA tactic, as our team start to stuggle with fitness ( the same as other teams ), we unleash HELL!!!!! saintsupnorth
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12:06pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Optimist says...

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/football/2012/
dec/21/1?INTCMP=SRCH
http://www.guardian. co.uk/football/2012/ dec/21/1?INTCMP=SRCH Optimist
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12:08pm Fri 21 Dec 12

kev63 says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up!
I second that, it's becoming a real pain in the @rse, we don't ned this cr@p fored upon us, I quite oftenlev the site as it takes so log to load!
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up![/p][/quote]I second that, it's becoming a real pain in the @rse, we don't ned this cr@p fored upon us, I quite oftenlev the site as it takes so log to load! kev63
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12:12pm Fri 21 Dec 12

BracknellSaint says...

I think we'll see what he can do more at the tail end of the season.
I assume we'll lose him for the ACN, but he'll be a new, fresh body in the team for the run in.
Right now, would like to see Tad Lee back in the frame-I think with Adam's injury, he'd do a good job for us-plenty of pace and running, but also hard working to help track back and give assistance to the back line.
I think we'll see what he can do more at the tail end of the season. I assume we'll lose him for the ACN, but he'll be a new, fresh body in the team for the run in. Right now, would like to see Tad Lee back in the frame-I think with Adam's injury, he'd do a good job for us-plenty of pace and running, but also hard working to help track back and give assistance to the back line. BracknellSaint
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12:21pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

kev63 wrote:
Jesus_02 wrote:
BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up!
I second that, it's becoming a real pain in the @rse, we don't ned this cr@p fored upon us, I quite oftenlev the site as it takes so log to load!
And I see you have the same problem as me when typing too fast, half the letters get missed
[quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up![/p][/quote]I second that, it's becoming a real pain in the @rse, we don't ned this cr@p fored upon us, I quite oftenlev the site as it takes so log to load![/p][/quote]And I see you have the same problem as me when typing too fast, half the letters get missed Folkestone Saint
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12:43pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Dickosfc says...

let him fu*king play then!!!! :-)
let him fu*king play then!!!! :-) Dickosfc
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3:09pm Fri 21 Dec 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Due a start so why not against Sunderland.
COYR
Due a start so why not against Sunderland. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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3:24pm Fri 21 Dec 12

st1halo says...

Mayuka? Yeah I remember him vaguely! Didn't he play for us ONCE!
Guly must be about 23rd then!


Play him ffs !!

STID
Mayuka? Yeah I remember him vaguely! Didn't he play for us ONCE! Guly must be about 23rd then! Play him ffs !! STID st1halo
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3:38pm Fri 21 Dec 12

magnette says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up!
try this,

https://chrome.googl
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[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up![/p][/quote]try this, https://chrome.googl e.com/webstore/detai l/adblock/gighmmpiob klfepjocnamgkkbiglid om?hl=en magnette
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4:06pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Jannersaint says...

My guess is we will lose him for January so we're not building him into our style yet. When he returns after the African cup of nations he will be key.
My guess is we will lose him for January so we're not building him into our style yet. When he returns after the African cup of nations he will be key. Jannersaint
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12:23am Sat 22 Dec 12

ButtyIoWSaint says...

seventh-junction wrote:
Jesus_02 wrote:
BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up!
That!...pain in the @rse isn't it.
Go Mayuka! COYR FOADP
Get Adblock installed.
I forgot how annoying it was before I got it.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]seventh-junction[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: BTW Echo, i understand you are reliant on advertising, however the page is becoming slow and unresponsive to the point of not working as too many flash windows are queuing up![/p][/quote]That!...pain in the @rse isn't it. Go Mayuka! COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Get Adblock installed. I forgot how annoying it was before I got it. COYR ButtyIoWSaint
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7:30am Sat 22 Dec 12

mitch76 says...

why doesn't Adkins play Mayuka???!!!!
why doesn't Adkins play Mayuka???!!!! mitch76
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