Players come and players go. By their very definition the playing and coaching staff at a football club are temporary. But sometimes they leave a mark on that club and become more than just a member of staff.
We’ve had plenty at Saints over the years and it is always sad to see them go. Today, though it has long been expected, we got the official news that Guly do Prado’s time with the club has come to an end.
Guly drew mixed opinions at time amongst the support and often was the centre of unfair criticism, but love him or not, he was a good player who gave his all for the club and a key part of our ascent back to where we belong. I’ve never hidden my affections for the smiling Brazilian. Far more skilful than most give him credit for, and scorer of some important goals, Saints never lost when Guly was on the scoresheet! Truly a maverick samba assassin!
I’ll never forget being sat in my Chinese hotel room at 4 in the morning watching text updates of Saints important home game with Bristol Rovers.
81:29 Goal! – Guly Do Prado – Southamp’n 1 – 0 Bristol R
My room-mate still reminds me of my anti-social celebrations!
A legend and in my eyes a true Saints cult hero!