Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Southampton's loss may be Adam Hammill's gain
Word out of Southampton is that the Saints might have to sell some top players in January due to financial difficulties. Southampton Leisure Holdings PLC, the parent company that owns the club in principal, released a statement that hinted at such moves. Apparently the board has decided to reject the proposal from Sisu Capital to purchase the club at 20% of the stock value.
Though that may be detrimental to the club's goal of reaching the Premiership, for Adam Hammill, the 19-year-old on-loan winger from LFC, it may mean more pitch time. Hammill joined the Saints on a year-long loan in July, but injuries have limited him to just five appearances and only one start. Unfortunately Southampton failed to win any of those matches as well, losing four and drawing one.
It goes without saying that it's been a disappointing season so far for the Liverpool-born lad. Not getting a lot of playing time on top of being on a squad that sits mid-table in the Championship is probably doing little for his confidence.
Hammill began attending the Academy at the age of eight and was an integral part of the 2006 FA Youth Cup-winning side. Last year he was sent on-loan to Scottish side Dunfermline, where he helped lead what was an eventually-relegated Scottish Premiership side to the final of the Scottish Cup. He also scored a cracker of a goal against Celtic FC and became such a fan favorite, that a song praising his play was posted on YouTube.
Though it may be selfish to want your own player to play more at the expense of the club, who knows? Maybe Southampton's loss will eventually be their own gain. In the past, Adam Hammill has shown he is able to raise his level of play and be a driving force on the pitch. I fully expect him to be a first-team regular at Liverpool in a couple of years.
Some more Adam Hammill videos for you to watch:
The goal versus Celtic
Match against Kilmarnock
Match versus Hearts
The 6 million dollar Adam Hammill
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