They’re not having the best of times on the South Coast at the moment are they?
After their awful 07/08 season they get rid of one of the most respected young English coaches in the game (Nigel Pearson) in favour of a guy with no knowledge of English football, they announce plans to close-off parts of their ground and then, the cherry on the icing on the top of the cake, Nathan Dyer and Bradley Wright-Phillips get charged with burglary.
Southampton duo Nathan Dyer and Bradley Wright-Phillips have been charged with burglary, Hampshire Police have confirmed.
The charges relate to an alleged theft of items from a staffroom at a Portsmouth nightclub on 28th February earlier this year.
Dyer and Wright-Phillips attended Portsmouth Central Police Station on Wednesday morning before being charged and bailed to appear before the city’s magistrates’ court on 8th July.
The investigation by Hampshire police was launched after two men were filmed on CCTV entering the unlocked staff room at the Bar Bluu club in Southsea.
Staff members claimed that during a night when the venue hosted R&B star Kano, three mobile phones, £145 in cash, student cards and cigarettes were allegedly stolen from three handbags.
Young winger Dyer came through the ranks at Southampton and has scored three goals in 61 appearances for the Championship club.
Former Manchester City striker Wright-Phillips has netted 19 times in 87 games since joining Saints two years ago.
Not very good times at all, but here’s the real question – do you have any sympathy for them? Have the Saints been victims of circumstance, or mis-managed to the brink of disaster?
Personally I think it’s almost entirely the latter, but what do you think?