After the sale of £100 million-worth of players and departure of a highly-rated manager, Southampton fans can be forgiven for feeling slightly pessimistic about the start of the Premier League season.
But rival fans have shown little sympathy on social media, with many poking fun at the club's summer of upheaval and speculating as to who could be sold next - with Betty the tea lady apparently a reported target.
Southampton's summer of departures began when manager Mauricio Pochettino left for Tottenham Hotspur, after successfully guiding the Saints to an eight-place finish in last season's Premier League.
They have since sold left-back Luke Shaw to Manchester United for £27 million, and lost Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert to Liverpool for for £25 million and £4 million respectively.
Worryingly for Southampton fans, the exodus looks set to continue with other first team players also set to leave the club.
Croatian defender Dejan Lovren is thought to be close to joining his former team mates at Anfield in a £20 million deal.
Young right-back Callum Chambers is reportedly close to joining Arsenal for £16 million.
The future of French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is uncertain with potential suitors including Pochettino's new club Tottenham circling.
Despite the upheaval, the South Coast club have already reinvested the funds with the signings of Serbian winger Dusan Tadic and Italian striker Granziano Pelle.
New manager Ronald Koeman has vowed to continue strengthening the squad in what will be a huge rebuilding job this summer.
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