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Today's theme is people in football who, well, really don't help themselves. Historically, you might consider Joey Barton to head up this list - on one hand, Joey craves being thought of as a football intellect. On the other hand, he likes to put his cigar out in a team mate's eye. Mario Ballotelli would probably get selected if this list became an XI - Mario wants to win the Ballon d'Or one day, but by the same token likes to let off fireworks in his bathroom.
Excitement has rarely been higher ahead of the big August kick-off and people are already trying to identify who will fly and who flop in 2015/16. But what about those individuals who may surprise you?
Raiding the Eredivisie for talent is a risk - see the likes of Afonso Alves and Mateja Kezman - but is one that can pay off. With Saints flying high in England's top tier, Tadic can be considered one of the signings of the summer and with winnable fixtures like Leicester and Aston Villa approaching, there is no reason why he cannot continue his fine form.
With the money brought in from selling Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana and the rest, Southampton could easily have made at least one big name signing. Much like Angel Di Maria's arrival at Old Trafford, it would have settled a few anxious nerves and signalled their intention to not let the loss of their manager and key players deter them after an excellent year.
A summer of change that saw the manager and several key players sold then left the club among the favourites for relegation ahead of the new campaign. However, Southampton have not only started the 2014/15 season in good form, they have begun even better than they did 12 months ago.
Adnan Januzaj underlined Louis van Gaal's embarrassment of attacking riches with a hat-trick for Manchester United's Under
Every player in the Premier League is under pressure to be at their best all the time, but each club always has those one or two players whom the fans expect that little bit extra from... this season's Premier League has a few players who will need to be firing on all cylinders from the off to win over the fans and help their team succeed.
Louis van Gaal's autocratic reign at Manchester United continued as he claimed new signing Luke Shaw is unfit and issued
Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for £16 million. Chambers, 19, continues the exodus of players
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has a sense of humour. After Dejan Lovren became the fourth major player to be sold by