Les Reed reveals that Saints expect to appoint new manager "sooner rather than later"

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Saints are “closing in” on appointing a new manager.

Executive director Les Reed has revealed that the club expect to announce Mauricio Pochettino’s successor sooner rather than later, and that they have identified a number-one target.

“We’re closing in now on our preferred candidate, things are going well,” he said, in an interview with the club.

“What takes time on these things is the paperwork, but I’m hoping that we can get that sorted very quickly and the fans will be excited about an announcement coming up sooner rather than later.”

Saints have been hoping for some time that they will be in a position to make an appointment either late this week or early next week.

They have already held talks with Ronald Koeman, who left Dutch side Feyenoord this summer after three successful years in Rotterdam.

The club are understood to have been impressed with the 51-year-old, who is also believed to have been pleased with what he was told by them.

Koeman, who is on holiday until Sunday, is not the only candidate, however, with Reed revealing that there were four men who made the final shortlist.

All of those were said to be on the club’s regularly-updated list of potential managers before Pochettino left for Tottenham.

“We were quite delighted that when we got down to about the final four, all four of those had been on our list originally,” said Reed, who said the board were inundated with applications after the Argentine’s departure and were “astounded” by the quality of managers interested in the position.

“It shows to me the esteem this club has in the industry.

“A lot of very, very well known candidates were excited about the possibility of coming to St Mary’s.

“That would be true to say also of target players who we’ve shown an interest in.”

Reed reiterated that no players would be bought or sold without the new manager’s input, although he again underlined that the scouting and recruitment department have already been researching possible signings.

He admitted that other clubs’ interest in some of Saints’ players does have something of a “destabilising” effect on them, but he said he hopes that key stars may feel more settled once they see who the new boss is.

Reed also revealed that Saints will soon be announcing two “marquee” pre-season friendly matches against European clubs, one of which will be away, while the other will be at St Mary’s.

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8:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Little Hitler says...

Fingers crossed Jamie Whisken made the final 4.
Fingers crossed Jamie Whisken made the final 4. Little Hitler
  • Score: 14

9:00pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

No surprise that there are some top managers interested,its a fabulous club,just waiting for the right people to take it all the way.
No surprise that there are some top managers interested,its a fabulous club,just waiting for the right people to take it all the way. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 57

9:02pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!) Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 18

9:05pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man" Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 10

9:10pm Tue 10 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I would love to be ITK on what the final four were.
I would love to be ITK on what the final four were. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

9:19pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Innit. The stumbling block was he only had 26 dollars in his hand, but that just shows how much people want to join this club.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Innit. The stumbling block was he only had 26 dollars in his hand, but that just shows how much people want to join this club. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 4

9:26pm Tue 10 Jun 14

north wales saint 2 says...

We need to steady the ship as soon as possible so hopefully an appointment that will please players as well as fans
We need to steady the ship as soon as possible so hopefully an appointment that will please players as well as fans north wales saint 2
  • Score: 12

9:30pm Tue 10 Jun 14

M.U.CS1 says...

Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever. M.U.CS1
  • Score: -68

9:36pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
How long did it take you to think of that one? It doesn't even make sense.
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]How long did it take you to think of that one? It doesn't even make sense. Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 49

9:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

noodlesnewman says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou !
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 7

9:39pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

If Koeman is indeed appointed it will be big news for us, and show that the board have not only moved quickly to appoint a 'big name,' but also that they have thought carefully about the style and vision of the club in terms of on the field play i.e. free-flowing attacking football. Mr Koeman would, in my humble opinion, be an excellent choice, and I'm going to go right out there and say that it excites me more than the idea of another season under Mopo
If Koeman is indeed appointed it will be big news for us, and show that the board have not only moved quickly to appoint a 'big name,' but also that they have thought carefully about the style and vision of the club in terms of on the field play i.e. free-flowing attacking football. Mr Koeman would, in my humble opinion, be an excellent choice, and I'm going to go right out there and say that it excites me more than the idea of another season under Mopo Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 64

9:43pm Tue 10 Jun 14

noodlesnewman says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol . noodlesnewman
  • Score: 17

9:44pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
Do you think Andy applied?
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]Do you think Andy applied? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 10

9:45pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Malcombe says...

We are all waiting in anticipation so bring him on. Ronald Koeman appears to be the Fans preferred choice that included me, he has a better CV than Potchettino and far more experience also he has played at the top and worked with other experienced Coaches, he has been successful playing, coaching and managing.

It's very important to get started for the next season asap and settle all the Players to concentrate and continue the mission and success that everyone connected with Southampton FC have enjoyed for 5 years. A red line has to be drawn to stop further erosion of possible losses of the top players, over the last 4 months the Supporters and the Board have endured so many rumours and misery enough to sink an Cruise Liner like no other Premiership Club, the Club deserves and needs stability and some peace and get a firm hold to finish top or in the top 4 next season to silence and stuff the Vultures who created this awful scenario, hopefully nest season it will be the turn of one of the top Clubs to get the barrage of disturbance and agitation so that Saints can be celebrating an even better and more successful season than the last.

Southampton FC deserve a Manager who is honest, sincere and passionate about the Club for years to come to quickly forget the last disappointment who's loyalty and sincerity was non existent.
We are all waiting in anticipation so bring him on. Ronald Koeman appears to be the Fans preferred choice that included me, he has a better CV than Potchettino and far more experience also he has played at the top and worked with other experienced Coaches, he has been successful playing, coaching and managing. It's very important to get started for the next season asap and settle all the Players to concentrate and continue the mission and success that everyone connected with Southampton FC have enjoyed for 5 years. A red line has to be drawn to stop further erosion of possible losses of the top players, over the last 4 months the Supporters and the Board have endured so many rumours and misery enough to sink an Cruise Liner like no other Premiership Club, the Club deserves and needs stability and some peace and get a firm hold to finish top or in the top 4 next season to silence and stuff the Vultures who created this awful scenario, hopefully nest season it will be the turn of one of the top Clubs to get the barrage of disturbance and agitation so that Saints can be celebrating an even better and more successful season than the last. Southampton FC deserve a Manager who is honest, sincere and passionate about the Club for years to come to quickly forget the last disappointment who's loyalty and sincerity was non existent. Malcombe
  • Score: 31

9:46pm Tue 10 Jun 14

pitbull says...

He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe.

He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team.

All sounds pretty positive to me.
He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me. pitbull
  • Score: 21

9:48pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Les Reed reveals that Saints expect to appoint new manager "sooner rather than later"

Get on with it
Les Reed reveals that Saints expect to appoint new manager "sooner rather than later" Get on with it Jan28th1984
  • Score: -8

9:49pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .
At least Man City fans actually come from Manchester - unlike Man Utd fans.
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .[/p][/quote]At least Man City fans actually come from Manchester - unlike Man Utd fans. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 28

9:55pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Malcombe wrote:
We are all waiting in anticipation so bring him on. Ronald Koeman appears to be the Fans preferred choice that included me, he has a better CV than Potchettino and far more experience also he has played at the top and worked with other experienced Coaches, he has been successful playing, coaching and managing.

It's very important to get started for the next season asap and settle all the Players to concentrate and continue the mission and success that everyone connected with Southampton FC have enjoyed for 5 years. A red line has to be drawn to stop further erosion of possible losses of the top players, over the last 4 months the Supporters and the Board have endured so many rumours and misery enough to sink an Cruise Liner like no other Premiership Club, the Club deserves and needs stability and some peace and get a firm hold to finish top or in the top 4 next season to silence and stuff the Vultures who created this awful scenario, hopefully nest season it will be the turn of one of the top Clubs to get the barrage of disturbance and agitation so that Saints can be celebrating an even better and more successful season than the last.

Southampton FC deserve a Manager who is honest, sincere and passionate about the Club for years to come to quickly forget the last disappointment who's loyalty and sincerity was non existent.
One other point to make; it is rare for a club like ours to recover from such major set-backs as we have had over the last few months and will likely have in the coming weeks regarding player departures. However this appointment just might buck that trend......
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: We are all waiting in anticipation so bring him on. Ronald Koeman appears to be the Fans preferred choice that included me, he has a better CV than Potchettino and far more experience also he has played at the top and worked with other experienced Coaches, he has been successful playing, coaching and managing. It's very important to get started for the next season asap and settle all the Players to concentrate and continue the mission and success that everyone connected with Southampton FC have enjoyed for 5 years. A red line has to be drawn to stop further erosion of possible losses of the top players, over the last 4 months the Supporters and the Board have endured so many rumours and misery enough to sink an Cruise Liner like no other Premiership Club, the Club deserves and needs stability and some peace and get a firm hold to finish top or in the top 4 next season to silence and stuff the Vultures who created this awful scenario, hopefully nest season it will be the turn of one of the top Clubs to get the barrage of disturbance and agitation so that Saints can be celebrating an even better and more successful season than the last. Southampton FC deserve a Manager who is honest, sincere and passionate about the Club for years to come to quickly forget the last disappointment who's loyalty and sincerity was non existent.[/p][/quote]One other point to make; it is rare for a club like ours to recover from such major set-backs as we have had over the last few months and will likely have in the coming weeks regarding player departures. However this appointment just might buck that trend...... Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 10

10:05pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou !
Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry.

But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou ![/p][/quote]Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 22

10:06pm Tue 10 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Ronald Koeman's agent has dismissed rumours that the Dutchman has held talks with West Brom - as he waits on the Southampton job. Koeman remains the bookmakers favourite for the St Mary's vacancy, despite reports on Tuesday morning claiming that he was also holding talks with Baggies officials about potentially taking over at the Hawthorns next season. The Dutchman was linked to West Brom in January before they appointed Spaniard Pepe Mel - while ex-Spurs boss Tim Sherwood remains the favourite for that vacant head coaching position. Koeman's agent Guido Albers has confirmed that his client is not in any discussions with the Black Country club. Albers said: "There has been no discussions between Ronald and West Brom. Ronald is currently on holiday."

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Ronald Koeman's agent has dismissed rumours that the Dutchman has held talks with West Brom - as he waits on the Southampton job. Koeman remains the bookmakers favourite for the St Mary's vacancy, despite reports on Tuesday morning claiming that he was also holding talks with Baggies officials about potentially taking over at the Hawthorns next season. The Dutchman was linked to West Brom in January before they appointed Spaniard Pepe Mel - while ex-Spurs boss Tim Sherwood remains the favourite for that vacant head coaching position. Koeman's agent Guido Albers has confirmed that his client is not in any discussions with the Black Country club. Albers said: "There has been no discussions between Ronald and West Brom. Ronald is currently on holiday." Read more at: http://www.clubcall. com/southampton/koem an-not-in-talks-with -saints-rivals-17285 83.html? jls217
  • Score: 6

10:08pm Tue 10 Jun 14

pitbull says...

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a player would only be given permission to talk to another club AFTER the two clubs agree a fee.
Reed has said that no bids have been accepted (apart from Rickie) so the rumours in the media about Luke and Adam agreeing terms are false.

By Liverpool and Man Utd making public statements about wanting Adam and Luke, are they not breaking FA rules.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a player would only be given permission to talk to another club AFTER the two clubs agree a fee. Reed has said that no bids have been accepted (apart from Rickie) so the rumours in the media about Luke and Adam agreeing terms are false. By Liverpool and Man Utd making public statements about wanting Adam and Luke, are they not breaking FA rules. pitbull
  • Score: 19

10:09pm Tue 10 Jun 14

jls217 says...

If they don't select Koeman there will be a lot of disappointed people. It could be another Pinchatinny - nobody has heard of him, Les has hinted as much.
If they don't select Koeman there will be a lot of disappointed people. It could be another Pinchatinny - nobody has heard of him, Les has hinted as much. jls217
  • Score: -8

10:14pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou !
Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry.

But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.
Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou ![/p][/quote]Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.[/p][/quote]Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 5

10:20pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

Looks like the story is out. The four contenders are:-
1 Koehman
2 Ranieri
3 Benitez
4 Andy Awful.
Awful is away at the moment scouting players to play for his current club. He has uncovered a few gems but can't understand why every player he approaches bursts out laughing. He apparently tried to impress our board by explaining what a fantastic job he could do if he ever worked for a club that actually had a budget. When the board explained that many millions were available he literally wet himself. That didn't go down too well with Katharina but she was a little more understanding when she was told that he was used to working with sh1t, so wetting himself was actually a considerable improvement. Anyway they said they'd let him know but not to wait up.
Looks like the story is out. The four contenders are:- 1 Koehman 2 Ranieri 3 Benitez 4 Andy Awful. Awful is away at the moment scouting players to play for his current club. He has uncovered a few gems but can't understand why every player he approaches bursts out laughing. He apparently tried to impress our board by explaining what a fantastic job he could do if he ever worked for a club that actually had a budget. When the board explained that many millions were available he literally wet himself. That didn't go down too well with Katharina but she was a little more understanding when she was told that he was used to working with sh1t, so wetting himself was actually a considerable improvement. Anyway they said they'd let him know but not to wait up. Clever Dick
  • Score: 13

10:20pm Tue 10 Jun 14

saints80 says...

Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in. saints80
  • Score: 2

10:22pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou !
Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.
Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.
Shall we all go and score some heroin and make out with those transvestites from the Lower East Side?
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou ![/p][/quote]Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.[/p][/quote]Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.[/p][/quote]Shall we all go and score some heroin and make out with those transvestites from the Lower East Side? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Tue 10 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
Do you think Andy applied?
Looks like it, Les said they had a couple of krank applicants that were a source of amusement
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]Do you think Andy applied?[/p][/quote]Looks like it, Les said they had a couple of krank applicants that were a source of amusement OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 8

10:26pm Tue 10 Jun 14

jls217 says...

saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
The new man will also be having the last word on who goes out and maybe just maybe he can convince one or both to stay.
He will still have some money to spend. He may want to have a look at who we have in the juniors before spending money so it may be we will have to wait until the January window.
No guarantee it will be Koeman.
[quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]The new man will also be having the last word on who goes out and maybe just maybe he can convince one or both to stay. He will still have some money to spend. He may want to have a look at who we have in the juniors before spending money so it may be we will have to wait until the January window. No guarantee it will be Koeman. jls217
  • Score: 6

10:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

SodburySaint93 says...

saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
I think we should all wait for the club to make the appointment (whoever that may be).
Be patient, wait for the new managers comments and decide from there our opinion.

Until then,



Lets speculate like f##k !!!!!!!!!!

Come on Saints
Come on England
[quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]I think we should all wait for the club to make the appointment (whoever that may be). Be patient, wait for the new managers comments and decide from there our opinion. Until then, Lets speculate like f##k !!!!!!!!!! Come on Saints Come on England SodburySaint93
  • Score: 9

10:39pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou !
Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.
Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.
Shall we all go and score some heroin and make out with those transvestites from the Lower East Side?
Good ol' Danny La Rue,Southampton's adopted son,bless 'I'm.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou ![/p][/quote]Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.[/p][/quote]Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.[/p][/quote]Shall we all go and score some heroin and make out with those transvestites from the Lower East Side?[/p][/quote]Good ol' Danny La Rue,Southampton's adopted son,bless 'I'm. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

10:53pm Tue 10 Jun 14

F Fan says...

Malcombe wrote:
We are all waiting in anticipation so bring him on. Ronald Koeman appears to be the Fans preferred choice that included me, he has a better CV than Potchettino and far more experience also he has played at the top and worked with other experienced Coaches, he has been successful playing, coaching and managing.

It's very important to get started for the next season asap and settle all the Players to concentrate and continue the mission and success that everyone connected with Southampton FC have enjoyed for 5 years. A red line has to be drawn to stop further erosion of possible losses of the top players, over the last 4 months the Supporters and the Board have endured so many rumours and misery enough to sink an Cruise Liner like no other Premiership Club, the Club deserves and needs stability and some peace and get a firm hold to finish top or in the top 4 next season to silence and stuff the Vultures who created this awful scenario, hopefully nest season it will be the turn of one of the top Clubs to get the barrage of disturbance and agitation so that Saints can be celebrating an even better and more successful season than the last.

Southampton FC deserve a Manager who is honest, sincere and passionate about the Club for years to come to quickly forget the last disappointment who's loyalty and sincerity was non existent.
Think the Club also deserves better fans - ones who don't vilify the Board as soon as any old story hits the media; ones who are inclined to give the Board the benefit of the doubt until if and when they let us down; fans who are inclined to believe the Board rather than the tabloids when there is uncertainty; fans who don't vilify players who haven't been sold and who have never publicly said they want to leave; fans who don invent negative stories based on what a friend's dog said to their neighbour's cat; . They don't have to be happy clappers all the time but surely that is a better fault than seeing the worst in everything.
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: We are all waiting in anticipation so bring him on. Ronald Koeman appears to be the Fans preferred choice that included me, he has a better CV than Potchettino and far more experience also he has played at the top and worked with other experienced Coaches, he has been successful playing, coaching and managing. It's very important to get started for the next season asap and settle all the Players to concentrate and continue the mission and success that everyone connected with Southampton FC have enjoyed for 5 years. A red line has to be drawn to stop further erosion of possible losses of the top players, over the last 4 months the Supporters and the Board have endured so many rumours and misery enough to sink an Cruise Liner like no other Premiership Club, the Club deserves and needs stability and some peace and get a firm hold to finish top or in the top 4 next season to silence and stuff the Vultures who created this awful scenario, hopefully nest season it will be the turn of one of the top Clubs to get the barrage of disturbance and agitation so that Saints can be celebrating an even better and more successful season than the last. Southampton FC deserve a Manager who is honest, sincere and passionate about the Club for years to come to quickly forget the last disappointment who's loyalty and sincerity was non existent.[/p][/quote]Think the Club also deserves better fans - ones who don't vilify the Board as soon as any old story hits the media; ones who are inclined to give the Board the benefit of the doubt until if and when they let us down; fans who are inclined to believe the Board rather than the tabloids when there is uncertainty; fans who don't vilify players who haven't been sold and who have never publicly said they want to leave; fans who don invent negative stories based on what a friend's dog said to their neighbour's cat; . They don't have to be happy clappers all the time but surely that is a better fault than seeing the worst in everything. F Fan
  • Score: 48

10:56pm Tue 10 Jun 14

The Grinch says...

I still have a bad feeling about this. The measure of which, once announced, will be how many of our players want to go pretty swiftly. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a numpty on his way. A gamble that wont pay off this time - we got lucky last time I think
I still have a bad feeling about this. The measure of which, once announced, will be how many of our players want to go pretty swiftly. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a numpty on his way. A gamble that wont pay off this time - we got lucky last time I think The Grinch
  • Score: -32

11:01pm Tue 10 Jun 14

F Fan says...

And look at the full Les Reed video - its a very interesting 20 minutes worth and the new training ground looks fantastic - opens in July. I for one am happier with considered detailed statements every few week rather than having the Board having to provide knee jerk reactions to every new media story.
And look at the full Les Reed video - its a very interesting 20 minutes worth and the new training ground looks fantastic - opens in July. I for one am happier with considered detailed statements every few week rather than having the Board having to provide knee jerk reactions to every new media story. F Fan
  • Score: 26

11:07pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

The Grinch wrote:
I still have a bad feeling about this. The measure of which, once announced, will be how many of our players want to go pretty swiftly. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a numpty on his way. A gamble that wont pay off this time - we got lucky last time I think
There is a difference between wanting to go and actually going. It would be nice if the new man were to make his opening statement that no long term contract players will be leaving no matter which club wants them. One of the main discussions with the board must surely have been how to deal with the vultures and how to deal with any player who gets his head turned.
[quote][p][bold]The Grinch[/bold] wrote: I still have a bad feeling about this. The measure of which, once announced, will be how many of our players want to go pretty swiftly. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a numpty on his way. A gamble that wont pay off this time - we got lucky last time I think[/p][/quote]There is a difference between wanting to go and actually going. It would be nice if the new man were to make his opening statement that no long term contract players will be leaving no matter which club wants them. One of the main discussions with the board must surely have been how to deal with the vultures and how to deal with any player who gets his head turned. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

11:15pm Tue 10 Jun 14

TGodSFC says...

I love how everyone views, mood and thoughts change so quickly from doom and gloom to optimism and hope. Staplewood wood looks good though init!.
I love how everyone views, mood and thoughts change so quickly from doom and gloom to optimism and hope. Staplewood wood looks good though init!. TGodSFC
  • Score: 10

11:23pm Tue 10 Jun 14

SaintSteve76 says...

Sounds promising. This team has massive potential especially with a couple of top quality additions. If Les Reed is speaking the truth, it makes me wonder why the hell Poch left us for Tottenham who are no better!
Sounds promising. This team has massive potential especially with a couple of top quality additions. If Les Reed is speaking the truth, it makes me wonder why the hell Poch left us for Tottenham who are no better! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 9

11:43pm Tue 10 Jun 14

St_Ron says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
I get it , let's hope the make the announcement tomorrow and make it a perfect day .
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]I get it , let's hope the make the announcement tomorrow and make it a perfect day . St_Ron
  • Score: 4

11:44pm Tue 10 Jun 14

yellowcard says...

pitbull wrote:
He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe.

He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team.

All sounds pretty positive to me.
Europeans don't require q work permit
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.[/p][/quote]Europeans don't require q work permit yellowcard
  • Score: 11

12:03am Wed 11 Jun 14

Youngwun says...

I think it will Neil Lennon.

Domestic Championship and CL Experience plus young up and coming..
I think it will Neil Lennon. Domestic Championship and CL Experience plus young up and coming.. Youngwun
  • Score: -21

12:48am Wed 11 Jun 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

I'm surprised the Echo hasn't mentioned this;

Claudio Ranieri has come in from 66/1 to 2/1 second favourite behind Koeman.

I'd be happy with either one of those two!!

COYSAINTS :-D
I'm surprised the Echo hasn't mentioned this; Claudio Ranieri has come in from 66/1 to 2/1 second favourite behind Koeman. I'd be happy with either one of those two!! COYSAINTS :-D SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 5

1:19am Wed 11 Jun 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

Youngwun wrote:
I think it will Neil Lennon.

Domestic Championship and CL Experience plus young up and coming..
That would be awful, truly truly awful! When I read your post a little bit of sick came up and has left a lasting sour taste, you clearly have very very low expectations which is good for you but I'm glad you are not in a position of power as this would result in complete failure of our beautiful club. Domestic championship yes but in scotchland which is equal to league one at best and champions league experience- hardly counts when you qualify by winning weakest league in europe! NO just NO
[quote][p][bold]Youngwun[/bold] wrote: I think it will Neil Lennon. Domestic Championship and CL Experience plus young up and coming..[/p][/quote]That would be awful, truly truly awful! When I read your post a little bit of sick came up and has left a lasting sour taste, you clearly have very very low expectations which is good for you but I'm glad you are not in a position of power as this would result in complete failure of our beautiful club. Domestic championship yes but in scotchland which is equal to league one at best and champions league experience- hardly counts when you qualify by winning weakest league in europe! NO just NO Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 9

1:24am Wed 11 Jun 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

The Grinch wrote:
I still have a bad feeling about this. The measure of which, once announced, will be how many of our players want to go pretty swiftly. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a numpty on his way. A gamble that wont pay off this time - we got lucky last time I think
I call pessimist on you sir! Cheer up fella, I can't help thinking that some Prozac would solve this comment!
[quote][p][bold]The Grinch[/bold] wrote: I still have a bad feeling about this. The measure of which, once announced, will be how many of our players want to go pretty swiftly. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a numpty on his way. A gamble that wont pay off this time - we got lucky last time I think[/p][/quote]I call pessimist on you sir! Cheer up fella, I can't help thinking that some Prozac would solve this comment! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 3

1:55am Wed 11 Jun 14

deepheat says...

I haven't been this exited since big Lawrie McMenemy signed Kevin Keegan, twice European Footballer of the Year at the time, a move which sent shock waves around the old First Division. I am very happy with the two main contenders RK and CR. In my opinion Cappuccino couldn't hack it.

I think Thomas Tuchel former Mainz Manager would have been on that short list of four.
I haven't been this exited since big Lawrie McMenemy signed Kevin Keegan, twice European Footballer of the Year at the time, a move which sent shock waves around the old First Division. I am very happy with the two main contenders RK and CR. In my opinion Cappuccino couldn't hack it. I think Thomas Tuchel former Mainz Manager would have been on that short list of four. deepheat
  • Score: 3

5:33am Wed 11 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

pitbull wrote:
He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.
This IS Europe - or are we so far up America's @rseole no one can see us anymore?
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.[/p][/quote]This IS Europe - or are we so far up America's @rseole no one can see us anymore? Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

5:45am Wed 11 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

deepheat wrote:
I haven't been this exited since big Lawrie McMenemy signed Kevin Keegan, twice European Footballer of the Year at the time, a move which sent shock waves around the old First Division. I am very happy with the two main contenders RK and CR. In my opinion Cappuccino couldn't hack it. I think Thomas Tuchel former Mainz Manager would have been on that short list of four.
Dont dis Poch - he was a good manager with us and he is a good manager now.
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: I haven't been this exited since big Lawrie McMenemy signed Kevin Keegan, twice European Footballer of the Year at the time, a move which sent shock waves around the old First Division. I am very happy with the two main contenders RK and CR. In my opinion Cappuccino couldn't hack it. I think Thomas Tuchel former Mainz Manager would have been on that short list of four.[/p][/quote]Dont dis Poch - he was a good manager with us and he is a good manager now. Jan28th1984
  • Score: -4

5:50am Wed 11 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Claudio Ranieri is a good manager, he's been around. Koeman would be better though.
Claudio Ranieri is a good manager, he's been around. Koeman would be better though. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 6

6:11am Wed 11 Jun 14

upwherewebelong says...

whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.
whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news. upwherewebelong
  • Score: -11

6:28am Wed 11 Jun 14

Chapperall says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .
Yep Only one team in Manchester now MC. They don't have to go on a massive spending spree and have a settled team. For some reason they don't seem so arrogant as manure
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .[/p][/quote]Yep Only one team in Manchester now MC. They don't have to go on a massive spending spree and have a settled team. For some reason they don't seem so arrogant as manure Chapperall
  • Score: 6

6:38am Wed 11 Jun 14

Chapperall says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
Claudio Ranieri is a good manager, he's been around. Koeman would be better though.
I would be happy with either as they are both experienced and can attract the right type of players. Poch made a real mistake in the Osvaldo maybe that was down to inexperiece. Just hope we beat Spurs both home and away next season and demonstrate that the club can still continue improving with Poch.
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: Claudio Ranieri is a good manager, he's been around. Koeman would be better though.[/p][/quote]I would be happy with either as they are both experienced and can attract the right type of players. Poch made a real mistake in the Osvaldo maybe that was down to inexperiece. Just hope we beat Spurs both home and away next season and demonstrate that the club can still continue improving with Poch. Chapperall
  • Score: 5

6:57am Wed 11 Jun 14

Electrostar says...

I hope that Reed looked at the recent poll results and realises what 'exciting' means to us in terms of a new manager.

Lots of rumours in press about Bruce but if we were serious then we would have appointed him ahead of Poch - given the strength of our coaching network. Bruce may be exciting to people on Humberside but not to me. He is a good manager but don't think he can push us to the next level.

Koeman, Yakin, Tuchel would be good, have some doubts about Ranieri but he would be a step up and better than the UK names being bandied around. Would really like either DeBoer or Benitex but out of our reach?
I hope that Reed looked at the recent poll results and realises what 'exciting' means to us in terms of a new manager. Lots of rumours in press about Bruce but if we were serious then we would have appointed him ahead of Poch - given the strength of our coaching network. Bruce may be exciting to people on Humberside but not to me. He is a good manager but don't think he can push us to the next level. Koeman, Yakin, Tuchel would be good, have some doubts about Ranieri but he would be a step up and better than the UK names being bandied around. Would really like either DeBoer or Benitex but out of our reach? Electrostar
  • Score: 1

7:15am Wed 11 Jun 14

Wagon painted says...

Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !!
Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !! Wagon painted
  • Score: 5

7:26am Wed 11 Jun 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .
At least Man City fans actually come from Manchester - unlike Man Utd fans.
My Mancunian native friend told me that Manchester has only one Premier League football club . . . . . . . Manchester City! He reckons Old Trafford isn't even in Manchester, it is next door in Salford!
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .[/p][/quote]At least Man City fans actually come from Manchester - unlike Man Utd fans.[/p][/quote]My Mancunian native friend told me that Manchester has only one Premier League football club . . . . . . . Manchester City! He reckons Old Trafford isn't even in Manchester, it is next door in Salford! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 2

7:34am Wed 11 Jun 14

pitbull says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
pitbull wrote:
He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.
This IS Europe - or are we so far up America's @rseole no one can see us anymore?
Ok, I was wrong, I didn't know, I'm not a European expert., but I'm big enough to say I made a mistake.

But was there any need to be so rude in a reply.
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.[/p][/quote]This IS Europe - or are we so far up America's @rseole no one can see us anymore?[/p][/quote]Ok, I was wrong, I didn't know, I'm not a European expert., but I'm big enough to say I made a mistake. But was there any need to be so rude in a reply. pitbull
  • Score: 7

7:35am Wed 11 Jun 14

Chapperall says...

Wagon painted wrote:
Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !!
Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity
[quote][p][bold]Wagon painted[/bold] wrote: Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !![/p][/quote]Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity Chapperall
  • Score: 1

8:05am Wed 11 Jun 14

hagbourneutd says...

Chapperall wrote:
Wagon painted wrote:
Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !!
Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity
Klinsmann would also tie in with the statement paperwork takes time. Work permit possibly? ????
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wagon painted[/bold] wrote: Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !![/p][/quote]Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity[/p][/quote]Klinsmann would also tie in with the statement paperwork takes time. Work permit possibly? ???? hagbourneutd
  • Score: -2

8:30am Wed 11 Jun 14

long memory says...

Thomas Tuchel would tick a lot of the boxes,for the type of manager I feel we are looking for.
Thomas Tuchel would tick a lot of the boxes,for the type of manager I feel we are looking for. long memory
  • Score: 2

8:57am Wed 11 Jun 14

milton road says...

I think the interview was quite impressive. The training facilities looked fantastic. The comment that no player leaves unless it is in the club's best interest and if a player leaves the money goes into the kitty.
Liverpool like M Utd are after the same left back from Barcelona but talks have stalled because Liverpool cannot afford to pay the bulk of the fee up front. Does that sound familiar or what.
One or two of these 'big' clubs have not got the transfer budget to accommodate the transfer of the players they want.. So they want to pay on the never never.They want several players to rebuild or to strengthen squads and expect everyone to subsidize it. Why should they expect that of teams like Barcelona and Saints who do not need to sell? Its not something they have to or should fall in with and the noises are they won't. .Fingers crossed for Koeman, Klinsman is unlikely rumor he is busy with the American team, so he is not going to have attended any interview at the club.
I think the interview was quite impressive. The training facilities looked fantastic. The comment that no player leaves unless it is in the club's best interest and if a player leaves the money goes into the kitty. Liverpool like M Utd are after the same left back from Barcelona but talks have stalled because Liverpool cannot afford to pay the bulk of the fee up front. Does that sound familiar or what. One or two of these 'big' clubs have not got the transfer budget to accommodate the transfer of the players they want.. So they want to pay on the never never.They want several players to rebuild or to strengthen squads and expect everyone to subsidize it. Why should they expect that of teams like Barcelona and Saints who do not need to sell? Its not something they have to or should fall in with and the noises are they won't. .Fingers crossed for Koeman, Klinsman is unlikely rumor he is busy with the American team, so he is not going to have attended any interview at the club. milton road
  • Score: 2

9:05am Wed 11 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .
Its ok that manure haven't got champions league , the dick can go and watch his local team Chelsea instead
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]no champions league this season eh , wont be next season either . man city all the way in manch ! lol .[/p][/quote]Its ok that manure haven't got champions league , the dick can go and watch his local team Chelsea instead saintand266
  • Score: 1

9:23am Wed 11 Jun 14

StElsass says...

hagbourneutd wrote:
Chapperall wrote:
Wagon painted wrote:
Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !!
Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity
Klinsmann would also tie in with the statement paperwork takes time. Work permit possibly? ????
Klinsman is German, so doesn't need a work permit.
Reading too much into the paperwork bit, I think. It probably just means T&C agreement on contract.
A good update from the club, again; and it will be widely ignored by the media and rumour mongers on here and elsewhere, again.
[quote][p][bold]hagbourneutd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wagon painted[/bold] wrote: Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !![/p][/quote]Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity[/p][/quote]Klinsmann would also tie in with the statement paperwork takes time. Work permit possibly? ????[/p][/quote]Klinsman is German, so doesn't need a work permit. Reading too much into the paperwork bit, I think. It probably just means T&C agreement on contract. A good update from the club, again; and it will be widely ignored by the media and rumour mongers on here and elsewhere, again. StElsass
  • Score: 5

9:45am Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.
How can be anything other than what he's saying. If he were to say we have in place of we hope or we will it would mean the deal has been done and clearly it has not or is not yet ready for public dissemination for any number of reasons.
How much more decisive can they possibly be. They've put the backroom structure into place, ensure the finances are on an even keel, searched for another manager, worked through a short list of players and potential managers, gone ahead with Staplewood. It depends on what he means by the world cup will help. Help our players get their head around the fact that we are in the top twenty clubs in the wolrd? get their heads round the fact they will get more time on the field here than with moneybags city rovers? Give the incoming manager more time to whittle down his potential signings or to spot some youngster who so far has slipped under the radar. It could mean that the manager is tied up managing a national side and can't be sidetracked until the tournament is over.
If Lennon is the worse thing that's going to happen to us in the next 12 months then we're still doing okay.
There are those who worked out that the decision will be made after the first game of the WC and given the reasons for that on this forum - I think that is most likely version and I doubt we'll anything other than rumour before Friday at the earliest.
This is not being indecisive. it's being clever.
So with only one major bugbear in my mind (and I may be wrong to think like this), the Lallana problem, we are going to have a fantastic season, best ever in fact.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.[/p][/quote]How can be anything other than what he's saying. If he were to say we have in place of we hope or we will it would mean the deal has been done and clearly it has not or is not yet ready for public dissemination for any number of reasons. How much more decisive can they possibly be. They've put the backroom structure into place, ensure the finances are on an even keel, searched for another manager, worked through a short list of players and potential managers, gone ahead with Staplewood. It depends on what he means by the world cup will help. Help our players get their head around the fact that we are in the top twenty clubs in the wolrd? get their heads round the fact they will get more time on the field here than with moneybags city rovers? Give the incoming manager more time to whittle down his potential signings or to spot some youngster who so far has slipped under the radar. It could mean that the manager is tied up managing a national side and can't be sidetracked until the tournament is over. If Lennon is the worse thing that's going to happen to us in the next 12 months then we're still doing okay. There are those who worked out that the decision will be made after the first game of the WC and given the reasons for that on this forum - I think that is most likely version and I doubt we'll anything other than rumour before Friday at the earliest. This is not being indecisive. it's being clever. So with only one major bugbear in my mind (and I may be wrong to think like this), the Lallana problem, we are going to have a fantastic season, best ever in fact. jls217
  • Score: 2

9:47am Wed 11 Jun 14

F Fan says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.
Exactly the kind of fan I was speaking about when I said (above "Think the Club also deserves better fans - ones who don't vilify the Board as soon as any old story hits the media; ones who are inclined to give the Board the benefit of the doubt until if and when they let us down; fans who are inclined to believe the Board rather than the tabloids when there is uncertainty; fans who don't vilify players who haven't been sold and who have never publicly said they want to leave; fans who don invent negative stories based on what a friend's dog said to their neighbour's cat; . They don't have to be happy clappers all the time but surely that is a better fault than seeing the worst in everything."

Reed was quite clearly speaking about the World Cup damping down transfer talk.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.[/p][/quote]Exactly the kind of fan I was speaking about when I said (above "Think the Club also deserves better fans - ones who don't vilify the Board as soon as any old story hits the media; ones who are inclined to give the Board the benefit of the doubt until if and when they let us down; fans who are inclined to believe the Board rather than the tabloids when there is uncertainty; fans who don't vilify players who haven't been sold and who have never publicly said they want to leave; fans who don invent negative stories based on what a friend's dog said to their neighbour's cat; . They don't have to be happy clappers all the time but surely that is a better fault than seeing the worst in everything." Reed was quite clearly speaking about the World Cup damping down transfer talk. F Fan
  • Score: 4

9:49am Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Chapperall wrote:
Wagon painted wrote:
Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !!
Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity
And it would be one up the jacksy of Twattenham Shitespur too.

Who wouldn't want to play for Klinsmann!!!!

Love to know who came out on the shortlist - doubt we ever will though.
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wagon painted[/bold] wrote: Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !![/p][/quote]Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity[/p][/quote]And it would be one up the jacksy of Twattenham Shitespur too. Who wouldn't want to play for Klinsmann!!!! Love to know who came out on the shortlist - doubt we ever will though. jls217
  • Score: 1

9:54am Wed 11 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
[quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

9:54am Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

My dark horse/long shot is Uwe Rosler and would be a happy bunny to see him back here. God help anyone who tried arguing with him.
My dark horse/long shot is Uwe Rosler and would be a happy bunny to see him back here. God help anyone who tried arguing with him. jls217
  • Score: -2

9:58am Wed 11 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

SaintJD wrote:
saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.[/p][/quote]By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

10:01am Wed 11 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

jls217 wrote:
Chapperall wrote:
Wagon painted wrote:
Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !!
Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity
And it would be one up the jacksy of Twattenham Shitespur too.

Who wouldn't want to play for Klinsmann!!!!

Love to know who came out on the shortlist - doubt we ever will though.
Both viable options on paper very true (although I'm not convinced by Neville - good pundit but too much of a union rep), but clearly the second the Man Utd or Spurs managers come under pressure (and let's face it, they probably will), they'd be off to their 'spiritual homes'. Think I've had enough of that for the moment.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wagon painted[/bold] wrote: Two names I'm told on list that no one mentioned.1 Gary Neville who incidentally was 2 nd choice to Mo Po and interviewed well .2 Jurgen Klinsman !![/p][/quote]Klinsman now I like that rumour! He has done really well with the US team and is a star name that would attract positive publicity[/p][/quote]And it would be one up the jacksy of Twattenham Shitespur too. Who wouldn't want to play for Klinsmann!!!! Love to know who came out on the shortlist - doubt we ever will though.[/p][/quote]Both viable options on paper very true (although I'm not convinced by Neville - good pundit but too much of a union rep), but clearly the second the Man Utd or Spurs managers come under pressure (and let's face it, they probably will), they'd be off to their 'spiritual homes'. Think I've had enough of that for the moment. SaintJD
  • Score: 0

10:52am Wed 11 Jun 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Isn't it funny how when there's a negative story the Echo make about 5 or 6 stories out of one comment or interview, but when it's a positive interview from the club, with loads of different positive messages throughout, the Echo just put up one story and then move on to talk of the World Cup?

Unusual approach for a 'local paper'...
Isn't it funny how when there's a negative story the Echo make about 5 or 6 stories out of one comment or interview, but when it's a positive interview from the club, with loads of different positive messages throughout, the Echo just put up one story and then move on to talk of the World Cup? Unusual approach for a 'local paper'... Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 6

11:24am Wed 11 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

A high profile, proven and successful man manager is what we require now to lift Saints profile in the football world.
My choice would be Benitez or Ranieri, but Klinsman or Koeman would also be OK. The board must not go for an unknown cheap option, they need to show ambition, make an impact and take Saints to the next level.

They also need to tell the so called 'want away' players that they are going nowhere. They have long term contracts they must honor, any move will be in Saints best interest first and then the players. We don't want or need to sell but to continue to build & improve the squad with them. The offers that have been reportedly been made are only half their worth so tell the vulture clubs where to go. Also we we would only sell if we can get an equal or better young player to replace them. Better that the new manager is given the funds to add the quality players needed to meet the current players ambitions here at Saints. The Board must not break up the current squad.
So get the new manager in and the 4 top new players asap.
A high profile, proven and successful man manager is what we require now to lift Saints profile in the football world. My choice would be Benitez or Ranieri, but Klinsman or Koeman would also be OK. The board must not go for an unknown cheap option, they need to show ambition, make an impact and take Saints to the next level. They also need to tell the so called 'want away' players that they are going nowhere. They have long term contracts they must honor, any move will be in Saints best interest first and then the players. We don't want or need to sell but to continue to build & improve the squad with them. The offers that have been reportedly been made are only half their worth so tell the vulture clubs where to go. Also we we would only sell if we can get an equal or better young player to replace them. Better that the new manager is given the funds to add the quality players needed to meet the current players ambitions here at Saints. The Board must not break up the current squad. So get the new manager in and the 4 top new players asap. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 1

11:28am Wed 11 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Isn't it funny how when there's a negative story the Echo make about 5 or 6 stories out of one comment or interview, but when it's a positive interview from the club, with loads of different positive messages throughout, the Echo just put up one story and then move on to talk of the World Cup?

Unusual approach for a 'local paper'...
Yeah, you have to search to find this one. At least we keep up to date about Rickie's dad's employment situation though, which had been worrying me for a good few days actually.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: Isn't it funny how when there's a negative story the Echo make about 5 or 6 stories out of one comment or interview, but when it's a positive interview from the club, with loads of different positive messages throughout, the Echo just put up one story and then move on to talk of the World Cup? Unusual approach for a 'local paper'...[/p][/quote]Yeah, you have to search to find this one. At least we keep up to date about Rickie's dad's employment situation though, which had been worrying me for a good few days actually. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

11:50am Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

SaintJD wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.
No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.[/p][/quote]By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.[/p][/quote]No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us. jls217
  • Score: 4

12:03pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

jls217 wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.
No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.
Innit.

He's an absolutely appalling footballer.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.[/p][/quote]By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.[/p][/quote]No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.[/p][/quote]Innit. He's an absolutely appalling footballer. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 4

12:45pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
jls217 wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.
No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.
Innit.

He's an absolutely appalling footballer.
That's the impression I get too.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.[/p][/quote]By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.[/p][/quote]No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.[/p][/quote]Innit. He's an absolutely appalling footballer.[/p][/quote]That's the impression I get too. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

12:45pm Wed 11 Jun 14

deepheat says...

Now things have calmed down I feel relaxed and excited about the future of Southampton Football Club. Some great names being linked with the club.

Ronald Koeman
Claudio Ranieri
Thomas Tuchel
Roberto Mancini

I would be very happy with any one of them.

Compare that to West Brom

Tim Sherwood
Chris Hughton
Brian McDermott
Keith Downing

It has been a steep learning curve for the board and one which will make them stronger and better at dealing with these situations in the future.
Now things have calmed down I feel relaxed and excited about the future of Southampton Football Club. Some great names being linked with the club. Ronald Koeman Claudio Ranieri Thomas Tuchel Roberto Mancini I would be very happy with any one of them. Compare that to West Brom Tim Sherwood Chris Hughton Brian McDermott Keith Downing It has been a steep learning curve for the board and one which will make them stronger and better at dealing with these situations in the future. deepheat
  • Score: 10

1:13pm Wed 11 Jun 14

marksrlcart14 says...

Ssn#breaking news Roberto mancini has quit galatasaray, interesting!
Ssn#breaking news Roberto mancini has quit galatasaray, interesting! marksrlcart14
  • Score: 5

1:47pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

pitbull wrote:
Jan28th1984 wrote:
pitbull wrote:
He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.
This IS Europe - or are we so far up America's @rseole no one can see us anymore?
Ok, I was wrong, I didn't know, I'm not a European expert., but I'm big enough to say I made a mistake.

But was there any need to be so rude in a reply.
How was that rude to you? Lol - sorry if it came across that way...it's just a bee in my bonnet I have being pro-Europe and all that.
As you are a Saint I say sorry here but don't be so sensitive.
If you were not a Saint I would tell you to go and blow your nose :-D
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: He said the paperwork takes a long time, perhaps it's a work permit they're waiting for, somebody from Europe maybe. He also said that new players will be coming in and if any player leaves, that money would also be invested in the team. All sounds pretty positive to me.[/p][/quote]This IS Europe - or are we so far up America's @rseole no one can see us anymore?[/p][/quote]Ok, I was wrong, I didn't know, I'm not a European expert., but I'm big enough to say I made a mistake. But was there any need to be so rude in a reply.[/p][/quote]How was that rude to you? Lol - sorry if it came across that way...it's just a bee in my bonnet I have being pro-Europe and all that. As you are a Saint I say sorry here but don't be so sensitive. If you were not a Saint I would tell you to go and blow your nose :-D Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

1:48pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

marksrlcart14 wrote:
Ssn#breaking news Roberto mancini has quit galatasaray, interesting!
He will probably go back to Italy
[quote][p][bold]marksrlcart14[/bold] wrote: Ssn#breaking news Roberto mancini has quit galatasaray, interesting![/p][/quote]He will probably go back to Italy Jan28th1984
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
jls217 wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.
No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.
Innit.

He's an absolutely appalling footballer.
That's the impression I get too.
I'd rather get Foxy back.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.[/p][/quote]By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.[/p][/quote]No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.[/p][/quote]Innit. He's an absolutely appalling footballer.[/p][/quote]That's the impression I get too.[/p][/quote]I'd rather get Foxy back. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

2:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

marksrlcart14 wrote:
Ssn#breaking news Roberto mancini has quit galatasaray, interesting!
I think "sacked" is probably closer than "quit". I'm not sure leaving was his decision.
[quote][p][bold]marksrlcart14[/bold] wrote: Ssn#breaking news Roberto mancini has quit galatasaray, interesting![/p][/quote]I think "sacked" is probably closer than "quit". I'm not sure leaving was his decision. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: -9

2:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

markodarko29 says...

Mancini odds slashed for saints job 9\4 now 20\1 this morning with sky bet , ,interesting
Mancini odds slashed for saints job 9\4 now 20\1 this morning with sky bet , ,interesting markodarko29
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Wed 11 Jun 14

buffyboy1 says...

Looks like it's Mancini then (all over t'internet. Quite happy with that. Big name manager can bring in big name players.
Looks like it's Mancini then (all over t'internet. Quite happy with that. Big name manager can bring in big name players. buffyboy1
  • Score: 0

2:30pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.
The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Wed 11 Jun 14

costa gaz says...

Rising_Son wrote:
The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.
If you are thinking that Mancini is on his way to Milan, I'd agree.
If you are thinking that Seedorf could come here, I'd disagree.

Our shortlist of 4 managers was compiled some time ago from an oringinal list of ten, Mancini and Seedorf couldn't be on that list.... could they????

The plot thickens.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.[/p][/quote]If you are thinking that Mancini is on his way to Milan, I'd agree. If you are thinking that Seedorf could come here, I'd disagree. Our shortlist of 4 managers was compiled some time ago from an oringinal list of ten, Mancini and Seedorf couldn't be on that list.... could they???? The plot thickens. costa gaz
  • Score: 0

3:09pm Wed 11 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)
Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"
Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou !
Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry.

But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.
Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.
Which was, in turn, a major influence for Bowie's "Lowe"
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Sweet! I've always rated Lou Reed. I think the next few days could really change opinions on the way the club is heading. You could say - check this! - it will 'Transformer' mood. (ie transform our mood - do you see???!!!)[/p][/quote]Yeah,he's "Waiting for his man"[/p][/quote]Being kept in the velvet underground til friday morn me hopes good old lou ![/p][/quote]Genuinely, when I first heard MoPo had left I started singing that line from 'Pale Blue Eyes' where Lou says "Thought of you as my mountain top, thought of you as my peak; thought of you as everything I've had but couldn't keep" and then I did a little cry. But now I think maybe MoPo just took us to base camp and now we're ready to push for the summit. Believe.[/p][/quote]Seems so long ago now when we were Taking a walk on the Wilde side.[/p][/quote]Which was, in turn, a major influence for Bowie's "Lowe" lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Wed 11 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

"Right" said Katharina "that's Seedorf, Koeman and Mancini, so the coaching teams sorted out, let's have a look at some players...who wants in?"
"Right" said Katharina "that's Seedorf, Koeman and Mancini, so the coaching teams sorted out, let's have a look at some players...who wants in?" lowe esteem
  • Score: 4

3:19pm Wed 11 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

jls217 wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
saints80 wrote:
Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.
Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him.

It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better.

Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us.

Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned.

Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team.

Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.
By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.
No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.
Funny downside is: if 'they' hadn't beaten us to Butner, we may not have unearthed Luke so soon, and "they" wouldn't have come dribbling up for him.

Keep mining the seamless seam in the bottomless pit, the price of gold is always going up, so we are the commodity that dictates the market, not the buyer.
'Football factory' related gifts available now at The Saints megastore.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints80[/bold] wrote: Lets just get rid of shaw and lallana. Id be happy with £55 mil. I think overall we should be able to improve the team with the money, particularly if koeman will be having the last word on who comes in.[/p][/quote]Luke yes, Adam no. The £20ish million we'll get from him can be wasted in one gamble and I can't see any players on his wages or for that price that could replace him. It isn't very often that Saints can say they have England's most exciting, creative player on their books and the fact we've brought him through makes that even better. Apparently his shirt is the most bought England shirt in the country, which goes some way to explain how, merely from a marketing point of view, he is worth a lot to us. Add the captaincy and the fact he's just a very, very good player that people will pay to watch and you can keep the money as far as I'm concerned. Luke on the other hand we can replace, even without necessarily bringing anyone in (Clyne and Chambers on either side, invest in a decent back-up option). And, if we do bring someone in (say Butner in part exchange) we'll have plenty to invest in other areas of the team. Adam though no. Hold on to him until we get our new manager and Suarez is heavily linked with Real Madrid and I think we can convince him, even under duress, to stay.[/p][/quote]By the way, we should have other money to invest anyway, plus Koeman has shown he's more about bringing players through than splashing large fees around. Keep Adam, bring the kids through, buy a striker or two (in the £8-10 million bracket each), keeper (£8 million) and central defender (£6-8 million) with the Luke money (ideally including Butner) and other transfer kitty.[/p][/quote]No not Butner - he was very close to signing for us when he decided he wanted Manure instead. He made his choice. We don't want him just because it backfired on him. If he ain't good enough for Manure he certainly ain't good enough for us.[/p][/quote]Funny downside is: if 'they' hadn't beaten us to Butner, we may not have unearthed Luke so soon, and "they" wouldn't have come dribbling up for him. Keep mining the seamless seam in the bottomless pit, the price of gold is always going up, so we are the commodity that dictates the market, not the buyer. 'Football factory' related gifts available now at The Saints megastore. lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

3:21pm Wed 11 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

pitbull wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a player would only be given permission to talk to another club AFTER the two clubs agree a fee.
Reed has said that no bids have been accepted (apart from Rickie) so the rumours in the media about Luke and Adam agreeing terms are false.

By Liverpool and Man Utd making public statements about wanting Adam and Luke, are they not breaking FA rules.
Yes, but then they bend 'em like Beckham too.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a player would only be given permission to talk to another club AFTER the two clubs agree a fee. Reed has said that no bids have been accepted (apart from Rickie) so the rumours in the media about Luke and Adam agreeing terms are false. By Liverpool and Man Utd making public statements about wanting Adam and Luke, are they not breaking FA rules.[/p][/quote]Yes, but then they bend 'em like Beckham too. lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Wed 11 Jun 14

hagbourneutd says...

costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.
If you are thinking that Mancini is on his way to Milan, I'd agree.
If you are thinking that Seedorf could come here, I'd disagree.

Our shortlist of 4 managers was compiled some time ago from an oringinal list of ten, Mancini and Seedorf couldn't be on that list.... could they????

The plot thickens.
Inzaghi has already been given the milan job so mancini won't be goin there so who knows it could be him??
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.[/p][/quote]If you are thinking that Mancini is on his way to Milan, I'd agree. If you are thinking that Seedorf could come here, I'd disagree. Our shortlist of 4 managers was compiled some time ago from an oringinal list of ten, Mancini and Seedorf couldn't be on that list.... could they???? The plot thickens.[/p][/quote]Inzaghi has already been given the milan job so mancini won't be goin there so who knows it could be him?? hagbourneutd
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

costa gaz says...

Mancini now 11/10 clear favourite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Koeman out to 13/8 with Skybet.


Could it happen ??????
Mancini now 11/10 clear favourite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Koeman out to 13/8 with Skybet. Could it happen ?????? costa gaz
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Wed 11 Jun 14

marksrlcart14 says...

It's good to see such names being linked with the post let's hope the board deliver one of them and there's not a big anti-climax with the appointed "man" :)
It's good to see such names being linked with the post let's hope the board deliver one of them and there's not a big anti-climax with the appointed "man" :) marksrlcart14
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Dave Juson says...

Why not check out what Les Reeed said verbatum?
http://www.saintsfc.
co.uk/news/article/1
0062014-video-les-re
ed-summer-update-162
9389.aspx

And while you are on the official site, learn how Saints exported soccer to Brazil.
http://www.saintsfc.
co.uk/news/article/1
1062014-charles-mill
er-patron-saint-of-b
razil-1632776.aspx

Have you ever asked yourelf why the Echo keeps you in the darkabout so many things? That's rhetorical question by the way.
Why not check out what Les Reeed said verbatum? http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/1 0062014-video-les-re ed-summer-update-162 9389.aspx And while you are on the official site, learn how Saints exported soccer to Brazil. http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/1 1062014-charles-mill er-patron-saint-of-b razil-1632776.aspx Have you ever asked yourelf why the Echo keeps you in the darkabout so many things? That's rhetorical question by the way. Dave Juson
  • Score: 2

3:56pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Jesus_02 says...

pitbull wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a player would only be given permission to talk to another club AFTER the two clubs agree a fee. Reed has said that no bids have been accepted (apart from Rickie) so the rumours in the media about Luke and Adam agreeing terms are false. By Liverpool and Man Utd making public statements about wanting Adam and Luke, are they not breaking FA rules.
No - They are not making any official statements about their interest

They just role out Robbie Fowler and the Nevels to make comments like "I hope we can push deal through". Their views are not officially that of the clubs but they are inextricably linked.

Example:

John Barnes has recently done an interview with the Official Liverpool website. They also have a “Media Watch” section where you can (by sheer coincidence) find an interview Barns has done with the Mail saying that he would like Lallana to sign for Liverpool
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a player would only be given permission to talk to another club AFTER the two clubs agree a fee. Reed has said that no bids have been accepted (apart from Rickie) so the rumours in the media about Luke and Adam agreeing terms are false. By Liverpool and Man Utd making public statements about wanting Adam and Luke, are they not breaking FA rules.[/p][/quote]No - They are not making any official statements about their interest They just role out Robbie Fowler and the Nevels to make comments like "I hope we can push deal through". Their views are not officially that of the clubs but they are inextricably linked. Example: John Barnes has recently done an interview with the Official Liverpool website. They also have a “Media Watch” section where you can (by sheer coincidence) find an interview Barns has done with the Mail saying that he would like Lallana to sign for Liverpool Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Wed 11 Jun 14

popper says...

So if Mancini joins us, and brings Drogba with him to replac Lambert will Southampton fans learn a 5 letter word?

TRUST

that a rhetorical question too.
So if Mancini joins us, and brings Drogba with him to replac Lambert will Southampton fans learn a 5 letter word? TRUST that a rhetorical question too. popper
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Wed 11 Jun 14

marksrlcart14 says...

Would be a big statement from the club if they appoint mancini, positive news from the club through les reed though and a good insight into the training centre and transfers etc, mancini would be excellent :)
Would be a big statement from the club if they appoint mancini, positive news from the club through les reed though and a good insight into the training centre and transfers etc, mancini would be excellent :) marksrlcart14
  • Score: 2

5:29pm Wed 11 Jun 14

upwherewebelong says...

F Fan wrote:
upwherewebelong wrote:
whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.
Exactly the kind of fan I was speaking about when I said (above "Think the Club also deserves better fans - ones who don't vilify the Board as soon as any old story hits the media; ones who are inclined to give the Board the benefit of the doubt until if and when they let us down; fans who are inclined to believe the Board rather than the tabloids when there is uncertainty; fans who don't vilify players who haven't been sold and who have never publicly said they want to leave; fans who don invent negative stories based on what a friend's dog said to their neighbour's cat; . They don't have to be happy clappers all the time but surely that is a better fault than seeing the worst in everything."

Reed was quite clearly speaking about the World Cup damping down transfer talk.
F Fan in response I feel you are being very harsh in not allowing different views to be expressed without to use your words labelling us as "poor fans" or "happy clappers" in my opinion you need to learn tolerance and respect for other peoples opinions. I ask you what is worse being a fan that buries their head in the sand about everything being rosey or one who criticises OR one that expresses opinions. It seems in your mind anyone that isn't in love with this board isn't a true fan. Well let me tell you I have been a Saints fan since 1986 when I was about 7 and have spent thousands of pounds supporting the Saints both home and away. I feel i've a right to challenge things were I am concerned as long as I don't get carried away and make personal attacks. Let me assure you all I want is the best for the club. Sometimes you'll agree with my views other times you won't and that is fine and your perogative. Like i suspect you'll disagree with all of this reply. If you read my post properly you'd realise the point re the world cup was a question although it did on reflection come across as having a negative spin rather than a positive one. And finally as for decisiveness I posted before on another thread that when NA was sacked MP was appointed the same day. From what Les Reed says they are basically following the same process in the new manager hunt but it is taking 14 days longer and is still ongoing. That is all I meant by decisiveness.
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: whilst a very welcome public update has been released I can't help but feel there were an awful lot of "we hope" or "we Will" or "we are searching" comments and very little we have. Actions do speak louder than words. I have to be honest and say I was hoping for more decisiveness from the board. What seems apparent from Les's statement is that we have a fair wait yet. I think he alluded to the fact that the world cup will help. Does that imply to use a political term that during the tournament will be a good time to bury unwelcome news.[/p][/quote]Exactly the kind of fan I was speaking about when I said (above "Think the Club also deserves better fans - ones who don't vilify the Board as soon as any old story hits the media; ones who are inclined to give the Board the benefit of the doubt until if and when they let us down; fans who are inclined to believe the Board rather than the tabloids when there is uncertainty; fans who don't vilify players who haven't been sold and who have never publicly said they want to leave; fans who don invent negative stories based on what a friend's dog said to their neighbour's cat; . They don't have to be happy clappers all the time but surely that is a better fault than seeing the worst in everything." Reed was quite clearly speaking about the World Cup damping down transfer talk.[/p][/quote]F Fan in response I feel you are being very harsh in not allowing different views to be expressed without to use your words labelling us as "poor fans" or "happy clappers" in my opinion you need to learn tolerance and respect for other peoples opinions. I ask you what is worse being a fan that buries their head in the sand about everything being rosey or one who criticises OR one that expresses opinions. It seems in your mind anyone that isn't in love with this board isn't a true fan. Well let me tell you I have been a Saints fan since 1986 when I was about 7 and have spent thousands of pounds supporting the Saints both home and away. I feel i've a right to challenge things were I am concerned as long as I don't get carried away and make personal attacks. Let me assure you all I want is the best for the club. Sometimes you'll agree with my views other times you won't and that is fine and your perogative. Like i suspect you'll disagree with all of this reply. If you read my post properly you'd realise the point re the world cup was a question although it did on reflection come across as having a negative spin rather than a positive one. And finally as for decisiveness I posted before on another thread that when NA was sacked MP was appointed the same day. From what Les Reed says they are basically following the same process in the new manager hunt but it is taking 14 days longer and is still ongoing. That is all I meant by decisiveness. upwherewebelong
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Wed 11 Jun 14

fred the red says...

For me the Mancini thing is a bit late, like a racehorse coming up on the rails. It begs a question about how much insight Les Reed had into the Mancini situation. Remember he suggested last night it was a near enough done deal, but I cannot see how that ties in when Mancini was technically still not sacked by the Turks until lunchtime.
For me the Mancini thing is a bit late, like a racehorse coming up on the rails. It begs a question about how much insight Les Reed had into the Mancini situation. Remember he suggested last night it was a near enough done deal, but I cannot see how that ties in when Mancini was technically still not sacked by the Turks until lunchtime. fred the red
  • Score: -5

5:51pm Wed 11 Jun 14

deepheat says...

Could it be Mancini?

If it is then- - - - - - :-




What do you call a Southampton Manager with a rubber toe?
Roberto
Could it be Mancini? If it is then- - - - - - :- What do you call a Southampton Manager with a rubber toe? Roberto deepheat
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.
If you are thinking that Mancini is on his way to Milan, I'd agree.
If you are thinking that Seedorf could come here, I'd disagree.

Our shortlist of 4 managers was compiled some time ago from an oringinal list of ten, Mancini and Seedorf couldn't be on that list.... could they????

The plot thickens.
Ahhh - The thick plottens indeed - didn't see that one coming.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: The bookies don't seem to have noticed that AC Milan and Seedorf have parted ways.[/p][/quote]If you are thinking that Mancini is on his way to Milan, I'd agree. If you are thinking that Seedorf could come here, I'd disagree. Our shortlist of 4 managers was compiled some time ago from an oringinal list of ten, Mancini and Seedorf couldn't be on that list.... could they???? The plot thickens.[/p][/quote]Ahhh - The thick plottens indeed - didn't see that one coming. jls217
  • Score: -1

6:03pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

lowe esteem wrote:
"Right" said Katharina "that's Seedorf, Koeman and Mancini, so the coaching teams sorted out, let's have a look at some players...who wants in?"
That's tonight's erotic dream taken care of then.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: "Right" said Katharina "that's Seedorf, Koeman and Mancini, so the coaching teams sorted out, let's have a look at some players...who wants in?"[/p][/quote]That's tonight's erotic dream taken care of then. jls217
  • Score: -1

6:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

montecristosaint says...

this has all taken too long now Lovren wants to leave as well apparently. Seriously fed up
this has all taken too long now Lovren wants to leave as well apparently. Seriously fed up montecristosaint
  • Score: 0

6:27pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Invidia says...

Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR
Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR Invidia
  • Score: -1

6:32pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Simmo13 says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.
thanks dick
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Rumours are that Koeman is on holiday at the moment and nobody can get hold of him, other rumours think he may accidently have been shut in the empty trophy room at St Mary's and is lost forever.[/p][/quote]thanks dick Simmo13
  • Score: -1

6:40pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Simmo13 says...

Youngwun wrote:
I think it will Neil Lennon.

Domestic Championship and CL Experience plus young up and coming..
no thank you from a bloody Mickey Mouse league like the SPL
[quote][p][bold]Youngwun[/bold] wrote: I think it will Neil Lennon. Domestic Championship and CL Experience plus young up and coming..[/p][/quote]no thank you from a bloody Mickey Mouse league like the SPL Simmo13
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Simmo13 says...

Invidia wrote:
Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR
quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR[/p][/quote]quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ? Simmo13
  • Score: -1

8:29pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

Is there any actual evidence that Mankini is interested in the job here / being considered for it? e.g. media interview, or actually being seen at St Mary's or in the near district? Or is it just that he came onto the job market by "leaving" (i.e. being sacked) Galatasaray, and so some bookies added his name to the list for us, and an early rush of bets led to the odds crashing in a frenzy of fact-free speculation?

A few days ago we were excited about Claudio Ranieri, his odds were shortening rapidly too, but nothing happened, and now his odds are drifting out again
Is there any actual evidence that Mankini is interested in the job here / being considered for it? e.g. media interview, or actually being seen at St Mary's or in the near district? Or is it just that he came onto the job market by "leaving" (i.e. being sacked) Galatasaray, and so some bookies added his name to the list for us, and an early rush of bets led to the odds crashing in a frenzy of fact-free speculation? A few days ago we were excited about Claudio Ranieri, his odds were shortening rapidly too, but nothing happened, and now his odds are drifting out again Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: -1

8:43pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Invidia wrote:
Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR
quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?
They haven't grabbed anybody yet. Theses players are all under contract (long ones) If they leave it will be because the money is right for Saints or they can sit in the reserves and dream about the CL from there.

Saints are in control of these players destinies although it may sometimes seem otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR[/p][/quote]quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?[/p][/quote]They haven't grabbed anybody yet. Theses players are all under contract (long ones) If they leave it will be because the money is right for Saints or they can sit in the reserves and dream about the CL from there. Saints are in control of these players destinies although it may sometimes seem otherwise. jls217
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

hagbourneutd says...

jls217 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Invidia wrote:
Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR
quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?
They haven't grabbed anybody yet. Theses players are all under contract (long ones) If they leave it will be because the money is right for Saints or they can sit in the reserves and dream about the CL from there.

Saints are in control of these players destinies although it may sometimes seem otherwise.
Quite agree.the headline is the daily mail claims he's put in a transfer request may or may not be true if it is. It may not be a recent thing it may one the club is holding back for the new manager to decide also just cos a player hands in a transfer request or a club bids for a player we are not obliged to sell so let's wait event's
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR[/p][/quote]quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?[/p][/quote]They haven't grabbed anybody yet. Theses players are all under contract (long ones) If they leave it will be because the money is right for Saints or they can sit in the reserves and dream about the CL from there. Saints are in control of these players destinies although it may sometimes seem otherwise.[/p][/quote]Quite agree.the headline is the daily mail claims he's put in a transfer request may or may not be true if it is. It may not be a recent thing it may one the club is holding back for the new manager to decide also just cos a player hands in a transfer request or a club bids for a player we are not obliged to sell so let's wait event's hagbourneutd
  • Score: 0

8:56pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Saint_RV says...

Roberto Mancini in the frame! You may want to rethink that transfer request Dejan.
Roberto Mancini in the frame! You may want to rethink that transfer request Dejan. Saint_RV
  • Score: 1

9:22pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Simmo13 says...

hagbourneutd wrote:
jls217 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Invidia wrote:
Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR
quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?
They haven't grabbed anybody yet. Theses players are all under contract (long ones) If they leave it will be because the money is right for Saints or they can sit in the reserves and dream about the CL from there.

Saints are in control of these players destinies although it may sometimes seem otherwise.
Quite agree.the headline is the daily mail claims he's put in a transfer request may or may not be true if it is. It may not be a recent thing it may one the club is holding back for the new manager to decide also just cos a player hands in a transfer request or a club bids for a player we are not obliged to sell so let's wait event's
if a player wants to go he will the contract holds them to nothing
[quote][p][bold]hagbourneutd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Don't want to be the one to put a damper on the latest euphoria on here but most of the media hacks are saying that Dejan Lovren has put in a transfer request and guess who I trying to entice him away, here is a clue his initials are BR[/p][/quote]quite correct whilst we dither others are jumping in to grab our stars and guess where he was tapped up ?[/p][/quote]They haven't grabbed anybody yet. Theses players are all under contract (long ones) If they leave it will be because the money is right for Saints or they can sit in the reserves and dream about the CL from there. Saints are in control of these players destinies although it may sometimes seem otherwise.[/p][/quote]Quite agree.the headline is the daily mail claims he's put in a transfer request may or may not be true if it is. It may not be a recent thing it may one the club is holding back for the new manager to decide also just cos a player hands in a transfer request or a club bids for a player we are not obliged to sell so let's wait event's[/p][/quote]if a player wants to go he will the contract holds them to nothing Simmo13
  • Score: 2

10:09am Thu 12 Jun 14

fritzer says...

It's taken almost 32 years for Argentina to get their own back on us Brit's, agent MP will be rewarded, now it's your turn Spurs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! ??
It's taken almost 32 years for Argentina to get their own back on us Brit's, agent MP will be rewarded, now it's your turn Spurs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ?? fritzer
  • Score: 3

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