Krueger insists J-Rod and Morgan not for sale

Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger

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Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has insisted that Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold this summer.

Krueger spoke to the Daily Echo this afternoon and moved to reassure nervous fans over the future of the club and manager Ronald Koeman’s squad with five first team players already sold this summer and Schneiderlin and Rodriguez heavily linked with moves to Tottenham.

He said: “Specifically to Rodriguez and Schneiderlin, they will not be going anywhere.

“We see them as part of a core and the core we’ve got right now and in place is a core that is where Ronald would like to go and they a part of that core.

“Any reports that Rodriguez or Schneiderlin are leaving or we are in engaged in transfer conversations are totally off the mark.

“They will not be sold.”

Krueger denied suggestions that this summer’s Saints sales were asset stripping by Katharina Liebherr and assured fans the club is not up for sale.

He was glowing on the impact of new manager Ronald Koeman and again insisted all transfer funds raised will be reinvested back into the playing squad, though insisted the club would not be rushed into signing players.

Krueger was adamant that Saints had not been pushed around this summer and instead said they would have kept the star names sold had their “premium prices” not been met to allow the players “a shortcut to the Champions League.”

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4:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies. Confucious
  • Score: 43

4:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

The bookies don't believe you, Ralph.

http://www.oddscheck
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ball-specials/morgan
-schneiderlin/club-a
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Tottenham 1/8; Saints not even in the list
The bookies don't believe you, Ralph. http://www.oddscheck er.com/football/foot ball-specials/morgan -schneiderlin/club-a fter-summer-transfer -window Tottenham 1/8; Saints not even in the list Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: -28

4:04pm Tue 29 Jul 14

F Fan says...

Thought nothing else could surprises me this summer but I was wrong. What good and unexpected news.
Thought nothing else could surprises me this summer but I was wrong. What good and unexpected news. F Fan
  • Score: 58

4:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Beer Monster says...

That sounds like a reason to celebrate - get the beers in Ralph!
That sounds like a reason to celebrate - get the beers in Ralph! Beer Monster
  • Score: 36

4:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

His nose looks a lot longer these days .
His nose looks a lot longer these days . SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: -18

4:07pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saintand266 says...

Just heard kruger on sky .
Morgan and Jay going nowhere according to kruger.
Will be interesting then if the club has the balls to stand up and keep the chairman's word .
Why don't I have much confidence in what he is saying ?
Just heard kruger on sky . Morgan and Jay going nowhere according to kruger. Will be interesting then if the club has the balls to stand up and keep the chairman's word . Why don't I have much confidence in what he is saying ? saintand266
  • Score: 19

4:08pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bjwg14 says...

Hurray! Not sure I believe you though Ralph!
Hurray! Not sure I believe you though Ralph! bjwg14
  • Score: 14

4:08pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to.

I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon.

And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.
Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to. I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon. And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window. Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 68

4:08pm Tue 29 Jul 14

olddellsaint says...

Now were did I here that by the Saints board before????

Oh yes when they said that about the other five that has been sold, , This is not a club that sales it's players, this club is about builing its squad even better"

Sorry but how can I or any other Saints Fan believe you anymore.
Now were did I here that by the Saints board before???? Oh yes when they said that about the other five that has been sold, , This is not a club that sales it's players, this club is about builing its squad even better" Sorry but how can I or any other Saints Fan believe you anymore. olddellsaint
  • Score: -35

4:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Well at last a good solid statement. Lets hope this summer includes the January window as well.

Why did we have wait this long for a positive statement?

I wait with baited breath and optimism for our new signings to arrive.
Well at last a good solid statement. Lets hope this summer includes the January window as well. Why did we have wait this long for a positive statement? I wait with baited breath and optimism for our new signings to arrive. george chivers
  • Score: 20

4:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

centre circle says...

Those last five words 'THEY WILL NOT BE SOLD'. I hope this is the beginning of a new phase in this drama and all future news will be positive.
COYRs
Those last five words 'THEY WILL NOT BE SOLD'. I hope this is the beginning of a new phase in this drama and all future news will be positive. COYRs centre circle
  • Score: 34

4:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Pooley says...

so, so confused.... my brain hurts....
so, so confused.... my brain hurts.... Pooley
  • Score: 24

4:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

mrtein says...

SEll out clauses then?
SEll out clauses then? mrtein
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bathsaints says...

If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...
If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word... bathsaints
  • Score: 13

4:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

manosussex says...

Well that's refreshing, if he sticks to his word he will have my respect
Well that's refreshing, if he sticks to his word he will have my respect manosussex
  • Score: 21

4:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

oh when the saints says...

I want to hear him say " J Rod and Morgan will NOT be sold in this this season"

That would at least sound more honest than just saying they will not be sold...
I want to hear him say " J Rod and Morgan will NOT be sold in this this season" That would at least sound more honest than just saying they will not be sold... oh when the saints
  • Score: -2

4:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

Do you really believe this man?
From what he has said Koeman is staying on the terms of rodriguez and schneiderlin not going.
If they then sell them its goodbye Ronald, from what I can make out.
Plus 3 signings promised!!
If they sell those two now, he has then lost all credibility after making this statement and must leave.
Do you really believe this man? From what he has said Koeman is staying on the terms of rodriguez and schneiderlin not going. If they then sell them its goodbye Ronald, from what I can make out. Plus 3 signings promised!! If they sell those two now, he has then lost all credibility after making this statement and must leave. canfordcherry
  • Score: -26

4:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saint61 says...

olddellsaint wrote:
Now were did I here that by the Saints board before????

Oh yes when they said that about the other five that has been sold, , This is not a club that sales it's players, this club is about builing its squad even better"

Sorry but how can I or any other Saints Fan believe you anymore.
YOU HEARD FROM THAT TW:T REED. NOT KRUEGR!
[quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: Now were did I here that by the Saints board before???? Oh yes when they said that about the other five that has been sold, , This is not a club that sales it's players, this club is about builing its squad even better" Sorry but how can I or any other Saints Fan believe you anymore.[/p][/quote]YOU HEARD FROM THAT TW:T REED. NOT KRUEGR! saint61
  • Score: -12

4:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

PlymouthSaint says...

Sure if £30 million offered for spiderman the tune will sadly change. Money talks!
Sure if £30 million offered for spiderman the tune will sadly change. Money talks! PlymouthSaint
  • Score: -10

4:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

7saint7 says...

Thank God it's not Les Reed saying J-Rod and Morgan are not for sell.
Ok Feddy Krueger has spoken and he's not the kind of bullsh*tter like Reed is thats for sure.
Thank God it's not Les Reed saying J-Rod and Morgan are not for sell. Ok Feddy Krueger has spoken and he's not the kind of bullsh*tter like Reed is thats for sure. 7saint7
  • Score: 11

4:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

deepheat says...

It sounds like he is doing the rounds of media interviews and the message is the sales is over. Morgan and Jay must have been spoken to and are now happy to stay it seems. I like what I heard but at the moment it is only words and not action. Let's wait and see.
It sounds like he is doing the rounds of media interviews and the message is the sales is over. Morgan and Jay must have been spoken to and are now happy to stay it seems. I like what I heard but at the moment it is only words and not action. Let's wait and see. deepheat
  • Score: 28

4:18pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Bugney says...

Keep calm and carry on supporting the saints
We may all be pleasantly surprised the future's bright the futures Orange.
Keep calm and carry on supporting the saints We may all be pleasantly surprised the future's bright the futures Orange. Bugney
  • Score: 24

4:20pm Tue 29 Jul 14

kingsaint76 says...

This really is the test now, Koeman may well have reassured both the guys about the direction he wants to go, and hopefully they have bought into it, a club statement about JRod and Morgan signing new deals, and Morgan being given the armband with Jose as his second would make it the first really positive day since Koeman was appointed! Oh and some new signings!
This really is the test now, Koeman may well have reassured both the guys about the direction he wants to go, and hopefully they have bought into it, a club statement about JRod and Morgan signing new deals, and Morgan being given the armband with Jose as his second would make it the first really positive day since Koeman was appointed! Oh and some new signings! kingsaint76
  • Score: 24

4:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

If this is true then I am happy. I also expect some more Koeman signings in the very near future and I am really looking forward to the start of the new season.
What's done is done, those gone are gone - onwards and upwards you mighty Saints!
If this is true then I am happy. I also expect some more Koeman signings in the very near future and I am really looking forward to the start of the new season. What's done is done, those gone are gone - onwards and upwards you mighty Saints! SwedeSaint
  • Score: 20

4:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

rednwhite72 says...

Whatever they say, there are some that just will not believe it until they see it, so why not wait to pass judgement until your sure? I presume the pessimist's that have played their cards already and are talking about refunds for their season tickets will stick to their word?
i know one thing for sure i will be glad to the season start when i can again support my club and sing their names...
there's only one Morgan Schneiderlin....
COYR
Whatever they say, there are some that just will not believe it until they see it, so why not wait to pass judgement until your sure? I presume the pessimist's that have played their cards already and are talking about refunds for their season tickets will stick to their word? i know one thing for sure i will be glad to the season start when i can again support my club and sing their names... there's only one Morgan Schneiderlin.... COYR rednwhite72
  • Score: 8

4:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

buckie says...

words are fine from Kruger and Reed but and this is a B-------y BIG but live up to them and do as you say spider and jay rod going nowhere okay i might be abit naive only time will tell whens all these players we meant to be signing actually happen seems we take a age to get players in 1st we heard about Chambers he was gone within 36 hours least we still got Osvaldo lol if Everton can keep Barclay from Man utd clutches could"nt we have fought abit harder to keep some of our players Chambers going to me was the straw that broke the camels back
words are fine from Kruger and Reed but and this is a B-------y BIG but live up to them and do as you say spider and jay rod going nowhere okay i might be abit naive only time will tell whens all these players we meant to be signing actually happen seems we take a age to get players in 1st we heard about Chambers he was gone within 36 hours least we still got Osvaldo lol if Everton can keep Barclay from Man utd clutches could"nt we have fought abit harder to keep some of our players Chambers going to me was the straw that broke the camels back buckie
  • Score: 5

4:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Dan Howard says...

I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical.

My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in.

Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence.

We are in an enviable place.

Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana.

Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place.

But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test
I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test Dan Howard
  • Score: 32

4:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

7saint7 says...

bathsaints wrote:
If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...
I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.
[quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...[/p][/quote]I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water. 7saint7
  • Score: 6

4:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saintand266 says...

I'm happy if three new signings do materialise this week but before we sold anyone we were a few players short so I hope that Less Reed or whoever will strive to bring in another three players as well . Then some credibility might return , and we can at least look forward to the new season with a slightly more positive outlook .
I'm happy if three new signings do materialise this week but before we sold anyone we were a few players short so I hope that Less Reed or whoever will strive to bring in another three players as well . Then some credibility might return , and we can at least look forward to the new season with a slightly more positive outlook . saintand266
  • Score: 8

4:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Redondo Saint says...

This man has a lot to learn about football.
Stating that a player or players are not going anywhere to the media at this stage of the transfer window is PR suicide.
Especially at SFC!

I hope he is right.
This man has a lot to learn about football. Stating that a player or players are not going anywhere to the media at this stage of the transfer window is PR suicide. Especially at SFC! I hope he is right. Redondo Saint
  • Score: 7

4:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

andygoater1957 says...

So if the other clubs hit the premier price they well be sold like the others.
So if the other clubs hit the premier price they well be sold like the others. andygoater1957
  • Score: -5

4:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

7saint7 wrote:
Thank God it's not Les Reed saying J-Rod and Morgan are not for sell.
Ok Feddy Krueger has spoken and he's not the kind of bullsh*tter like Reed is thats for sure.
Reed will only have ever acted upon the instruction of KL and KR. He doesn't set policy.
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: Thank God it's not Les Reed saying J-Rod and Morgan are not for sell. Ok Feddy Krueger has spoken and he's not the kind of bullsh*tter like Reed is thats for sure.[/p][/quote]Reed will only have ever acted upon the instruction of KL and KR. He doesn't set policy. SwedeSaint
  • Score: 8

4:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Andover Saint says...

Now push on and get those players signed.... And show the money grabbers we can be just as gd as when they were playing for us
Now push on and get those players signed.... And show the money grabbers we can be just as gd as when they were playing for us Andover Saint
  • Score: 14

4:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

BumperSaint says...

This wasn't on my wish list for the week...... But I'll take it..... I do believe him and surely what he has done is what everyone has been crying out for for days........ We are now in the know!
Next up..... Vlaar, Forster and Ings announced. Though, what we really need are statements from Morgan and Jay.....
This wasn't on my wish list for the week...... But I'll take it..... I do believe him and surely what he has done is what everyone has been crying out for for days........ We are now in the know! Next up..... Vlaar, Forster and Ings announced. Though, what we really need are statements from Morgan and Jay..... BumperSaint
  • Score: 7

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Crodney says...

I'm prepared to accept what RK says here - he has a lot to lose if he has misled everyone. Rodgers has spent half of Liverpool's transfer budget on 3 Saints players. Who has the best deal? Could well be Saints - time will tell. Rodgers has already had to justify the fee paid for Lallana. He could end up looking foolish! On the other hand, we could end up with a much stronger squad. I just want to see someone signed! That said I agree we don't want to sign anyone - must be the right player to gel with the team.
I'm prepared to accept what RK says here - he has a lot to lose if he has misled everyone. Rodgers has spent half of Liverpool's transfer budget on 3 Saints players. Who has the best deal? Could well be Saints - time will tell. Rodgers has already had to justify the fee paid for Lallana. He could end up looking foolish! On the other hand, we could end up with a much stronger squad. I just want to see someone signed! That said I agree we don't want to sign anyone - must be the right player to gel with the team. Crodney
  • Score: 15

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

cbuk says...

At last something positive. I agree, if they do now sell any more players (Osvaldo excluded) then his position is untenable.
A small sigh of relief (for now)
At last something positive. I agree, if they do now sell any more players (Osvaldo excluded) then his position is untenable. A small sigh of relief (for now) cbuk
  • Score: 13

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

sasmike says...

**** KRUGER, U R A 2868
**** KRUGER, U R A 2868 sasmike
  • Score: -14

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Some strong, bold leadership at last. It almost feels like 2 new signings. Now let Koeman spend some money and things are looking up.
Some strong, bold leadership at last. It almost feels like 2 new signings. Now let Koeman spend some money and things are looking up. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 10

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

mrtein says...

Google back to january when Cortese left and our owner said clearly "Shaw will not be sold in the january transfer window" . Check the words said very carefully.
Google back to january when Cortese left and our owner said clearly "Shaw will not be sold in the january transfer window" . Check the words said very carefully. mrtein
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

RED & WHITE TILL I DIE! says...

.....heads will roll!
.....heads will roll! RED & WHITE TILL I DIE!
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

Although I'm still a little worried this is the best news I've heard all week now onwards and upwards with the 3 new boys in big Ron I trust COYS
Although I'm still a little worried this is the best news I've heard all week now onwards and upwards with the 3 new boys in big Ron I trust COYS Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 7

4:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saint61 says...

7saint7 wrote:
bathsaints wrote:
If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...
I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.
Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme
mber his Charlton days?
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...[/p][/quote]I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.[/p][/quote]Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme mber his Charlton days? saint61
  • Score: -6

4:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Chapperall says...

At least it was not Les Reed saying this as no one believes a word he says
. Do you think the board has got the message or is this just being said to quieten things down! Time will tell.
At least it was not Les Reed saying this as no one believes a word he says . Do you think the board has got the message or is this just being said to quieten things down! Time will tell. Chapperall
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

nomorerumours says...

Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Indeed it will! This is great news at last. Like quite a few of the "possies" I never lost faith. Just watch us buy some high quality players and watch RK get the best out of them as well as the existing players and those breaking through from the academy. I've been studying RKs recent track record and one of his great strengths is to get his players to gel quickly. Evidence of this was in the Bournemouth game where we looked like a team that had been playing together for some time. Tadic and Pelle looked at home. Isgrove had a great game as did some others. Ramirez had his best ever 45 minutes for us and it looks like RK will succeed where others failed in finally getting Gaston to justify the fee we paid. Great and exciting times ahead.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Indeed it will! This is great news at last. Like quite a few of the "possies" I never lost faith. Just watch us buy some high quality players and watch RK get the best out of them as well as the existing players and those breaking through from the academy. I've been studying RKs recent track record and one of his great strengths is to get his players to gel quickly. Evidence of this was in the Bournemouth game where we looked like a team that had been playing together for some time. Tadic and Pelle looked at home. Isgrove had a great game as did some others. Ramirez had his best ever 45 minutes for us and it looks like RK will succeed where others failed in finally getting Gaston to justify the fee we paid. Great and exciting times ahead. nomorerumours
  • Score: 12

4:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

I want to believe you Ralph, but you have been a little economical with the truth before.
Schniederlin looks hell bent on getting out and if you and your team have convinced him to stay then well done.
I want to believe you Ralph, but you have been a little economical with the truth before. Schniederlin looks hell bent on getting out and if you and your team have convinced him to stay then well done. costa gaz
  • Score: 9

4:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

7saint7 says...

saint61 wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
bathsaints wrote:
If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...
I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.
Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme

mber his Charlton days?
I think he needs to be sacked. That would be the best thing for southampton FC . And would be seen as a step in the right direction.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...[/p][/quote]I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.[/p][/quote]Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme mber his Charlton days?[/p][/quote]I think he needs to be sacked. That would be the best thing for southampton FC . And would be seen as a step in the right direction. 7saint7
  • Score: -6

4:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

cotswoldsaint says...

Has anyone told Morgan and J-Rod? Hope they're happy with the club's position. Has Rodriguez signed his new 5 year contract yet? If not, why not? Lots of questions still unanswered but, if this does prove correct, then it is really good news but, after the past few days, I for one will wait and see what actually happens before I'm reassured. Still, it's a start and good to see Ralph coming out with such a strong statement. We just need to get a few more players in to strengthen the squad in key areas now. COYS!!
Has anyone told Morgan and J-Rod? Hope they're happy with the club's position. Has Rodriguez signed his new 5 year contract yet? If not, why not? Lots of questions still unanswered but, if this does prove correct, then it is really good news but, after the past few days, I for one will wait and see what actually happens before I'm reassured. Still, it's a start and good to see Ralph coming out with such a strong statement. We just need to get a few more players in to strengthen the squad in key areas now. COYS!! cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 8

4:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

montyplum says...

What a load of old TOSH....we have signed only 2 players...lost 5 ....they said they would reinvest all pennies that we got for the players that have left now Kruger is saying we won't be hurried into buying players...3weeks to go before we start the prem again.... And it seems we are no farther forward just backwards I feel
What a load of old TOSH....we have signed only 2 players...lost 5 ....they said they would reinvest all pennies that we got for the players that have left now Kruger is saying we won't be hurried into buying players...3weeks to go before we start the prem again.... And it seems we are no farther forward just backwards I feel montyplum
  • Score: -17

4:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Dan Howard wrote:
I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical.

My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in.

Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence.

We are in an enviable place.

Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana.

Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place.

But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test
How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.
[quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test[/p][/quote]How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: -4

4:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

yellowcard says...

olddellsaint wrote:
Now were did I here that by the Saints board before????

Oh yes when they said that about the other five that has been sold, , This is not a club that sales it's players, this club is about builing its squad even better"

Sorry but how can I or any other Saints Fan believe you anymore.
your forgetting that he also said if players are sold it will be on saints terms. the players who have gone all wanted out £97 million is on our terms i would say as they where worth half of that..
[quote][p][bold]olddellsaint[/bold] wrote: Now were did I here that by the Saints board before???? Oh yes when they said that about the other five that has been sold, , This is not a club that sales it's players, this club is about builing its squad even better" Sorry but how can I or any other Saints Fan believe you anymore.[/p][/quote]your forgetting that he also said if players are sold it will be on saints terms. the players who have gone all wanted out £97 million is on our terms i would say as they where worth half of that.. yellowcard
  • Score: 12

4:34pm Tue 29 Jul 14

iswhite10 says...

Last night I wrote....

iswhite10 wrote:
"Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried.
Please guys at St Mary's what's going on?
What's the strategy?
What's the Plan, five year or otherwise.
I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all.
No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership.
I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan.
When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen.
But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is.
The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what?
I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are.
How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend.
That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan.
Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now."

Today....
Thank you Ralph for today's statement.
To the naysayers, the club have spoken to us directly and addressed head on the questions being asked.
Thus far and no further with regard to Morgan and Jay.
Money being reinvested.
Couldn't stop those seeking/promised Champions League football from leaving.
We'll await events in the remainder of the transfer window.
Can't wait for this period to be over and the football to start again.
Tentatively hopeful....
Last night I wrote.... iswhite10 wrote: "Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried. Please guys at St Mary's what's going on? What's the strategy? What's the Plan, five year or otherwise. I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all. No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership. I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan. When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen. But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is. The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what? I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are. How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend. That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan. Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now." Today.... Thank you Ralph for today's statement. To the naysayers, the club have spoken to us directly and addressed head on the questions being asked. Thus far and no further with regard to Morgan and Jay. Money being reinvested. Couldn't stop those seeking/promised Champions League football from leaving. We'll await events in the remainder of the transfer window. Can't wait for this period to be over and the football to start again. Tentatively hopeful.... iswhite10
  • Score: 8

4:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

JamesSS7 says...

Some of his comments on sky were very amusing.

If I heard correctly

"When a players achieves his premium we will allow him a short cut to the champions league"

"Southampton needs players who want to get into the champions league the hard way"
Some of his comments on sky were very amusing. If I heard correctly "When a players achieves his premium we will allow him a short cut to the champions league" "Southampton needs players who want to get into the champions league the hard way" JamesSS7
  • Score: 8

4:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

poshdave says...

.......well hard to believe really.......we have had reassurences ever since this sorry mess has started ...from the players to the toilet cleaner it seems, so I think it would be misguided to believe any club statement at the mo!........I agree with a previous poster, .............my head hurts as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....
........
.......well hard to believe really.......we have had reassurences ever since this sorry mess has started ...from the players to the toilet cleaner it seems, so I think it would be misguided to believe any club statement at the mo!........I agree with a previous poster, .............my head hurts as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.... ........ poshdave
  • Score: -6

4:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

Ralph is being Interviewed on Talksport at 5pm.

Skybet odds are unchanged in last 30 minutes, so if you believe Ralph there is easy money to be made betting that Spider stays with us!
Ralph is being Interviewed on Talksport at 5pm. Skybet odds are unchanged in last 30 minutes, so if you believe Ralph there is easy money to be made betting that Spider stays with us! Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 4

4:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Stafford Saint says...

Dan Howard wrote:
I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test
I go along with what you say. It is just so frustrating and unlucky to have all these individual transfer stories happen in one rush. And, more importantly I think the sense of panic and dread of the rest of the transfer window is a feeling not a fact. We had Pelle and Tadic in and so on paper we weren't all that down on squad until this week. It is the feeling that 'more will go' and 'Lovren will not be replaced' that is the panic. If only a left back could be signed already and even a centre back in advance - presented as "a squad replacement for Hoovield" until Lovren definately went. But may be the panic would still happen.
I think the Chambers one is odd one to have an opinion on:- on the face of it he is totally replacable (Clyne plays most games) so no bother, but he was the one of untold potential. What if he moves into the centre of defence and becomes the mainstay of Arsenal and England for over a decade. How we going to feel then? It is like what if West Ham sold Bobby Moore in 1960? Or how did the Leeds fans feel about Ferdinand being at ManU for dozen years and they had money instead that vanished?!
[quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test[/p][/quote]I go along with what you say. It is just so frustrating and unlucky to have all these individual transfer stories happen in one rush. And, more importantly I think the sense of panic and dread of the rest of the transfer window is a feeling not a fact. We had Pelle and Tadic in and so on paper we weren't all that down on squad until this week. It is the feeling that 'more will go' and 'Lovren will not be replaced' that is the panic. If only a left back could be signed already and even a centre back in advance - presented as "a squad replacement for Hoovield" until Lovren definately went. But may be the panic would still happen. I think the Chambers one is odd one to have an opinion on:- on the face of it he is totally replacable (Clyne plays most games) so no bother, but he was the one of untold potential. What if he moves into the centre of defence and becomes the mainstay of Arsenal and England for over a decade. How we going to feel then? It is like what if West Ham sold Bobby Moore in 1960? Or how did the Leeds fans feel about Ferdinand being at ManU for dozen years and they had money instead that vanished?! Stafford Saint
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???
And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ??? SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -7

4:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally. costa gaz
  • Score: 12

4:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SussexSaint55 says...

Saints need to stick to their word - any more sales & any lingering credibility is lost forever. Lets focus & get those new players in & start looking forward to the new season - it will be a relief to get going again!
Saints need to stick to their word - any more sales & any lingering credibility is lost forever. Lets focus & get those new players in & start looking forward to the new season - it will be a relief to get going again! SussexSaint55
  • Score: 6

4:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

charliewayman says...

Cortese has gone and despite our success did run the club up huge debts and quite rightly had to be reined in.
The board has probably decided this is an opportunity to get the club back on a sensible financial footing without engineering player sales.
It suited us to cash in on the five players already sold but now the club is saying enough is enough.
Koeman has been instructed to re build within the financial framework of the club. I am sure he was aware of this when he agreed to join us.
If we can rebuild successfully within the clubs financial restraints and still compete in top flight I am prepared (not happy) to give the benefit of the doubt to the club.
Cortese has gone and despite our success did run the club up huge debts and quite rightly had to be reined in. The board has probably decided this is an opportunity to get the club back on a sensible financial footing without engineering player sales. It suited us to cash in on the five players already sold but now the club is saying enough is enough. Koeman has been instructed to re build within the financial framework of the club. I am sure he was aware of this when he agreed to join us. If we can rebuild successfully within the clubs financial restraints and still compete in top flight I am prepared (not happy) to give the benefit of the doubt to the club. charliewayman
  • Score: 8

4:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

Spider has been in talks with the board today so I guess it went well, at last a statement of intent not a negative, spider and JRod are so important to our future in the prem, I am sure Ron will get the players in he wants at some stage soon let's hope this is the moment that our season begins to take off ! I am feeling somewhat more optimistic for a pleasant change COYS
Spider has been in talks with the board today so I guess it went well, at last a statement of intent not a negative, spider and JRod are so important to our future in the prem, I am sure Ron will get the players in he wants at some stage soon let's hope this is the moment that our season begins to take off ! I am feeling somewhat more optimistic for a pleasant change COYS Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 10

4:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Major Sir Jerry Pending says...

Nice words but he said that no players would be sold just before Lambert and Lallana went so what happens if these guys want to leave and the "premium prices" are met? Sources close to the club suggest that JRod and Spider deals already agreed by Reed and that Kruger has been away in Canada while the exodus has taken place. Has Kruger now come back and overruled Reed - who's really in control at SMS? Answers on a postcard please. The fact is that letting key players go before replacements were brought in was absolute folly. Other clubs now know that Saints are desperate for players and have millions of £££££ to spend so they up the price and with key players leaving it's made Saints unattractive to potential new signings. At the end of the day, unless there are 3 or 4 arrivals,including at least one major one, during the next week there will be significant protests from the fans at the Leverkusen game. Remember what happened the last time the club appointed a Dutch manager and sold off key players believing the academy guys were good enough - result was relegation to League 1.
Nice words but he said that no players would be sold just before Lambert and Lallana went so what happens if these guys want to leave and the "premium prices" are met? Sources close to the club suggest that JRod and Spider deals already agreed by Reed and that Kruger has been away in Canada while the exodus has taken place. Has Kruger now come back and overruled Reed - who's really in control at SMS? Answers on a postcard please. The fact is that letting key players go before replacements were brought in was absolute folly. Other clubs now know that Saints are desperate for players and have millions of £££££ to spend so they up the price and with key players leaving it's made Saints unattractive to potential new signings. At the end of the day, unless there are 3 or 4 arrivals,including at least one major one, during the next week there will be significant protests from the fans at the Leverkusen game. Remember what happened the last time the club appointed a Dutch manager and sold off key players believing the academy guys were good enough - result was relegation to League 1. Major Sir Jerry Pending
  • Score: -8

4:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saints_alive says...

Just my ten cents and reiterating what most of us know. However, I really, really hope Freddy stands by his words. We have been lied to already by Reed, and this is a bold statement of intent at such a fragile time in the history of SFC. If he does not, then I think the board will/will have to witness a vitriolic backlash of mammoth proportions. Big stars of the game are already taking to social media commenting on the farce at St Marys and if more stars are sold, especially to the likes of Spurs and JudasPoch, fans will be beside themselves with rage. That being said, I remain optimistic because there is nothing else to be. I am an expat, distant observer, looking in on these shenanigans with no monetary investment in the club apart from the odd shirt purchase. The season ticket holders however, have renewed their loyalty to the club based on the fact that we had an exciting team, and were looking to do better than the marvellous 8th place finish of last season. Instead, their pledged allegiance has been met with lies, stoney silence and a sell off of such proportion, that MFI would probably be a more appropriate shirt sponsor. Stay loyal guys and do not over speculate based on what you read in the press. The truth will out and it is coming soon... Keep the faith....
Just my ten cents and reiterating what most of us know. However, I really, really hope Freddy stands by his words. We have been lied to already by Reed, and this is a bold statement of intent at such a fragile time in the history of SFC. If he does not, then I think the board will/will have to witness a vitriolic backlash of mammoth proportions. Big stars of the game are already taking to social media commenting on the farce at St Marys and if more stars are sold, especially to the likes of Spurs and JudasPoch, fans will be beside themselves with rage. That being said, I remain optimistic because there is nothing else to be. I am an expat, distant observer, looking in on these shenanigans with no monetary investment in the club apart from the odd shirt purchase. The season ticket holders however, have renewed their loyalty to the club based on the fact that we had an exciting team, and were looking to do better than the marvellous 8th place finish of last season. Instead, their pledged allegiance has been met with lies, stoney silence and a sell off of such proportion, that MFI would probably be a more appropriate shirt sponsor. Stay loyal guys and do not over speculate based on what you read in the press. The truth will out and it is coming soon... Keep the faith.... saints_alive
  • Score: 13

4:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bbb001 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.
Whether anyones views were positive or negative it is now time to get behind the club, especially the players who remained loyal to us
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.[/p][/quote]Whether anyones views were positive or negative it is now time to get behind the club, especially the players who remained loyal to us bbb001
  • Score: 10

4:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail.
Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war,
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best intentions do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen; may it happen for you.
Sometimes things don't go, after all, from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail. Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well. A people sometimes will step back from war, elect an honest man, decide they care enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor. Some men become what they were born for. Sometimes our best intentions do not go amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to. The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow that seemed hard frozen; may it happen for you. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 2

4:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bbb001 says...

bbb001 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.
Whether anyones views were positive or negative it is now time to get behind the club, especially the players who remained loyal to us
Listen in at 5.00 talksport drivetime, Ralph Krugar will be taking questions.
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.[/p][/quote]Whether anyones views were positive or negative it is now time to get behind the club, especially the players who remained loyal to us[/p][/quote]Listen in at 5.00 talksport drivetime, Ralph Krugar will be taking questions. bbb001
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

GX Saint says...

kingsaint76 wrote:
This really is the test now, Koeman may well have reassured both the guys about the direction he wants to go, and hopefully they have bought into it, a club statement about JRod and Morgan signing new deals, and Morgan being given the armband with Jose as his second would make it the first really positive day since Koeman was appointed! Oh and some new signings!
Morgan given the armband is a rum choice
[quote][p][bold]kingsaint76[/bold] wrote: This really is the test now, Koeman may well have reassured both the guys about the direction he wants to go, and hopefully they have bought into it, a club statement about JRod and Morgan signing new deals, and Morgan being given the armband with Jose as his second would make it the first really positive day since Koeman was appointed! Oh and some new signings![/p][/quote]Morgan given the armband is a rum choice GX Saint
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

bjwg14 wrote:
Hurray! Not sure I believe you though Ralph!
Know what you mean - he normally just bends over and takes it .
[quote][p][bold]bjwg14[/bold] wrote: Hurray! Not sure I believe you though Ralph![/p][/quote]Know what you mean - he normally just bends over and takes it . The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

4:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

u bunch of mugs says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???
Spot on what then. I feel sorry for you Ralph I think Les has stitched you up cause he's fu@ked up big style and trying to take the heat off him self.

Reed Out
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???[/p][/quote]Spot on what then. I feel sorry for you Ralph I think Les has stitched you up cause he's fu@ked up big style and trying to take the heat off him self. Reed Out u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

HongKongSaint says...

About time someone in the club found a backbone. Let's prove it with actions Ralph!
About time someone in the club found a backbone. Let's prove it with actions Ralph! HongKongSaint
  • Score: 6

4:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

Ralph you forgot to feed us the line about us not being a selling club.

They have twigged that Les has lost all credibility with the fans, so they wheel out Ralph. Let's hope he turns out to be right, although the horse has already bolted.

Now, let's not see any more departures, but instead a flood of incoming talent!!!
Ralph you forgot to feed us the line about us not being a selling club. They have twigged that Les has lost all credibility with the fans, so they wheel out Ralph. Let's hope he turns out to be right, although the horse has already bolted. Now, let's not see any more departures, but instead a flood of incoming talent!!! redandy10
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

See You When The Fog Clears says...

Lets hope the exodus has ended and we can concentrate on the upcoming season with a crisp new squad of enthusiastic players. They’ll want to wear the stripes for our new, energetic new manager.and deliver us all supporters entertaining and exciting winning games

If not then I’ll still be shouting from the stand and let them know I’m there behind them all.......... 45 years and still here.... Up The Saints
Lets hope the exodus has ended and we can concentrate on the upcoming season with a crisp new squad of enthusiastic players. They’ll want to wear the stripes for our new, energetic new manager.and deliver us all supporters entertaining and exciting winning games If not then I’ll still be shouting from the stand and let them know I’m there behind them all.......... 45 years and still here.... Up The Saints See You When The Fog Clears
  • Score: 2

4:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Perhaps it was the weeping, gnashing of teeth and wailing of the so called "neggies" that frightened and intimidated the Board. Yes, perhaps at last they realised that the fans could turn really, really ugly. So, JRod and Spider wont be sold in the Summer. British Summer time ends on 26th October.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Perhaps it was the weeping, gnashing of teeth and wailing of the so called "neggies" that frightened and intimidated the Board. Yes, perhaps at last they realised that the fans could turn really, really ugly. So, JRod and Spider wont be sold in the Summer. British Summer time ends on 26th October. miltonarcher
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

yellowcard says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Dan Howard wrote:
I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical.

My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in.

Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence.

We are in an enviable place.

Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana.

Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place.

But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test
How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.
lallana is replaceable so is all the others the only one we struggle to replace is morgan..
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test[/p][/quote]How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.[/p][/quote]lallana is replaceable so is all the others the only one we struggle to replace is morgan.. yellowcard
  • Score: 3

4:53pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SaintSherman says...

This is fantastic news given recent weeks, however Krueger must keep his word otherwise some Saints fans will lose all trust in the board.

However even better is that Sky Sports are reporting Saints are looking to bring in a keeper, defender and striker within a week or two, so hopefully the wheels are finally in motion on the Koeman Saints bus.
This is fantastic news given recent weeks, however Krueger must keep his word otherwise some Saints fans will lose all trust in the board. However even better is that Sky Sports are reporting Saints are looking to bring in a keeper, defender and striker within a week or two, so hopefully the wheels are finally in motion on the Koeman Saints bus. SaintSherman
  • Score: 7

4:53pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Seed...

THE DREAM IS WELL AND TRULY OVER !!

FORGET EUROPE - STAYING IN THE PREMIERSHIP WILL BE A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT and may not be possible - with all the loss of income that entails.

Remember Gossie in League One travelling to all those northern outposts Away and getting the passion and enthusiasm for the Club going in the Station Pub and his contributions on Facebook.

RED ARMY took prominence as the FIGHT continued to overhaul Pompey and up and up we went with back to back promotions and into the Premiership.

Even last season - an unexceptional Season with missing out on Wembley due to some poor decision making by Pochettino and finishing 8th - had our Top Talent in 3rd early Season before our squad size came into focus with injuries and suspensions.

This Summer - despite words and press briefings to the contrary - all decent sized offers for Players has been snapped up and our billionaires Owner is sitting on more than 100 million in sales.

There is NO PLANS to move to 45,000 Stadium at STONEHAM or undertake the everton modelling with keeping our Talented Players and extending or adding to the Stadium Size at St Mary's.

We will no longer be Number 1 in the South for Stadium Capacity as Brighton take that honour with their ambitions plans at the Amex.

Instead like Wet Spam with their move to a 50,000 Stadium we are not destined one of the Top Group of Premier Clubs in the Country - we return to Provincial obscurity and mediocrity.

Accidental Billionairess Owner Katherina - newly installed ex Ice Hockey now Chairman Ralph Krueger and Les Reed have completely KILLED THE DREAM FOR SAINTS FANS by selling all our Top Talented Players.

THE END.
Seed... THE DREAM IS WELL AND TRULY OVER !! FORGET EUROPE - STAYING IN THE PREMIERSHIP WILL BE A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT and may not be possible - with all the loss of income that entails. Remember Gossie in League One travelling to all those northern outposts Away and getting the passion and enthusiasm for the Club going in the Station Pub and his contributions on Facebook. RED ARMY took prominence as the FIGHT continued to overhaul Pompey and up and up we went with back to back promotions and into the Premiership. Even last season - an unexceptional Season with missing out on Wembley due to some poor decision making by Pochettino and finishing 8th - had our Top Talent in 3rd early Season before our squad size came into focus with injuries and suspensions. This Summer - despite words and press briefings to the contrary - all decent sized offers for Players has been snapped up and our billionaires Owner is sitting on more than 100 million in sales. There is NO PLANS to move to 45,000 Stadium at STONEHAM or undertake the everton modelling with keeping our Talented Players and extending or adding to the Stadium Size at St Mary's. We will no longer be Number 1 in the South for Stadium Capacity as Brighton take that honour with their ambitions plans at the Amex. Instead like Wet Spam with their move to a 50,000 Stadium we are not destined one of the Top Group of Premier Clubs in the Country - we return to Provincial obscurity and mediocrity. Accidental Billionairess Owner Katherina - newly installed ex Ice Hockey now Chairman Ralph Krueger and Les Reed have completely KILLED THE DREAM FOR SAINTS FANS by selling all our Top Talented Players. THE END. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -9

4:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

killared says...

I think Morgan could go after two good season, he can go to a top side and people on here might hate my post but I don't blame him. When he see the team right now with some new young players and average players why would you stay ?. Saints might have the money but we can't buy world class players at the moment because we are not in Europe even if we do buy them it would take ages for them to gel and get used to the EPL. What is the point of having that money ? Why the board didn't the established players to go ? The only players who deserve to go is Lambert fine to me but why they didn't stop the exodus ? That Kruger guy is to blame for this !. Anybody who believe that Jrod will go must be crazy the guy had a nasty injury and still recover nobody know if he'll comeback with the same pace and ability.
don't believe that. I hope I'm wrong.
I think Morgan could go after two good season, he can go to a top side and people on here might hate my post but I don't blame him. When he see the team right now with some new young players and average players why would you stay ?. Saints might have the money but we can't buy world class players at the moment because we are not in Europe even if we do buy them it would take ages for them to gel and get used to the EPL. What is the point of having that money ? Why the board didn't the established players to go ? The only players who deserve to go is Lambert fine to me but why they didn't stop the exodus ? That Kruger guy is to blame for this !. Anybody who believe that Jrod will go must be crazy the guy had a nasty injury and still recover nobody know if he'll comeback with the same pace and ability. don't believe that. I hope I'm wrong. killared
  • Score: -3

4:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
Nice words but he said that no players would be sold just before Lambert and Lallana went so what happens if these guys want to leave and the "premium prices" are met? Sources close to the club suggest that JRod and Spider deals already agreed by Reed and that Kruger has been away in Canada while the exodus has taken place. Has Kruger now come back and overruled Reed - who's really in control at SMS? Answers on a postcard please. The fact is that letting key players go before replacements were brought in was absolute folly. Other clubs now know that Saints are desperate for players and have millions of £££££ to spend so they up the price and with key players leaving it's made Saints unattractive to potential new signings. At the end of the day, unless there are 3 or 4 arrivals,including at least one major one, during the next week there will be significant protests from the fans at the Leverkusen game. Remember what happened the last time the club appointed a Dutch manager and sold off key players believing the academy guys were good enough - result was relegation to League 1.
No Sir Jerry. He said, 'No players need to be sold.' A huge difference in meaning. And Les Reed said the same sometime after that.

What bothers me in his statement is the word 'Summer'. I would have prefered to have read 'This Summer and he whole of the coming season.'

That would have been more reassuring.
[quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: Nice words but he said that no players would be sold just before Lambert and Lallana went so what happens if these guys want to leave and the "premium prices" are met? Sources close to the club suggest that JRod and Spider deals already agreed by Reed and that Kruger has been away in Canada while the exodus has taken place. Has Kruger now come back and overruled Reed - who's really in control at SMS? Answers on a postcard please. The fact is that letting key players go before replacements were brought in was absolute folly. Other clubs now know that Saints are desperate for players and have millions of £££££ to spend so they up the price and with key players leaving it's made Saints unattractive to potential new signings. At the end of the day, unless there are 3 or 4 arrivals,including at least one major one, during the next week there will be significant protests from the fans at the Leverkusen game. Remember what happened the last time the club appointed a Dutch manager and sold off key players believing the academy guys were good enough - result was relegation to League 1.[/p][/quote]No Sir Jerry. He said, 'No players need to be sold.' A huge difference in meaning. And Les Reed said the same sometime after that. What bothers me in his statement is the word 'Summer'. I would have prefered to have read 'This Summer and he whole of the coming season.' That would have been more reassuring. george chivers
  • Score: 5

4:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

zurichboy says...

“They will not be sold.” ......Rings a bit of......"Peace in Our Time"...does it not?
Poor Ralf, dammed for not saying anything and now dammed for saying something.....
“They will not be sold.” ......Rings a bit of......"Peace in Our Time"...does it not? Poor Ralf, dammed for not saying anything and now dammed for saying something..... zurichboy
  • Score: -1

4:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

They won't be going anywhere unless a massive sum of money is offered right???
They won't be going anywhere unless a massive sum of money is offered right??? allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

killared says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Seed...

THE DREAM IS WELL AND TRULY OVER !!

FORGET EUROPE - STAYING IN THE PREMIERSHIP WILL BE A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT and may not be possible - with all the loss of income that entails.

Remember Gossie in League One travelling to all those northern outposts Away and getting the passion and enthusiasm for the Club going in the Station Pub and his contributions on Facebook.

RED ARMY took prominence as the FIGHT continued to overhaul Pompey and up and up we went with back to back promotions and into the Premiership.

Even last season - an unexceptional Season with missing out on Wembley due to some poor decision making by Pochettino and finishing 8th - had our Top Talent in 3rd early Season before our squad size came into focus with injuries and suspensions.

This Summer - despite words and press briefings to the contrary - all decent sized offers for Players has been snapped up and our billionaires Owner is sitting on more than 100 million in sales.

There is NO PLANS to move to 45,000 Stadium at STONEHAM or undertake the everton modelling with keeping our Talented Players and extending or adding to the Stadium Size at St Mary's.

We will no longer be Number 1 in the South for Stadium Capacity as Brighton take that honour with their ambitions plans at the Amex.

Instead like Wet Spam with their move to a 50,000 Stadium we are not destined one of the Top Group of Premier Clubs in the Country - we return to Provincial obscurity and mediocrity.

Accidental Billionairess Owner Katherina - newly installed ex Ice Hockey now Chairman Ralph Krueger and Les Reed have completely KILLED THE DREAM FOR SAINTS FANS by selling all our Top Talented Players.

THE END.
Very True !
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Seed... THE DREAM IS WELL AND TRULY OVER !! FORGET EUROPE - STAYING IN THE PREMIERSHIP WILL BE A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT and may not be possible - with all the loss of income that entails. Remember Gossie in League One travelling to all those northern outposts Away and getting the passion and enthusiasm for the Club going in the Station Pub and his contributions on Facebook. RED ARMY took prominence as the FIGHT continued to overhaul Pompey and up and up we went with back to back promotions and into the Premiership. Even last season - an unexceptional Season with missing out on Wembley due to some poor decision making by Pochettino and finishing 8th - had our Top Talent in 3rd early Season before our squad size came into focus with injuries and suspensions. This Summer - despite words and press briefings to the contrary - all decent sized offers for Players has been snapped up and our billionaires Owner is sitting on more than 100 million in sales. There is NO PLANS to move to 45,000 Stadium at STONEHAM or undertake the everton modelling with keeping our Talented Players and extending or adding to the Stadium Size at St Mary's. We will no longer be Number 1 in the South for Stadium Capacity as Brighton take that honour with their ambitions plans at the Amex. Instead like Wet Spam with their move to a 50,000 Stadium we are not destined one of the Top Group of Premier Clubs in the Country - we return to Provincial obscurity and mediocrity. Accidental Billionairess Owner Katherina - newly installed ex Ice Hockey now Chairman Ralph Krueger and Les Reed have completely KILLED THE DREAM FOR SAINTS FANS by selling all our Top Talented Players. THE END.[/p][/quote]Very True ! killared
  • Score: -4

5:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

fred the red says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to.

I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon.

And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.
Absolutely right...we will now see if Ralph is a man of his word who can be trusted to tell it as it is, unlike a certain Mr Reed.

Good news on the horizon with Sky saying a goalkeeper, defender and forward should be signed up by the end of the week. At least we will be able to play in the five a side league...
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to. I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon. And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right...we will now see if Ralph is a man of his word who can be trusted to tell it as it is, unlike a certain Mr Reed. Good news on the horizon with Sky saying a goalkeeper, defender and forward should be signed up by the end of the week. At least we will be able to play in the five a side league... fred the red
  • Score: 7

5:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

yellowcard wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Dan Howard wrote:
I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical.

My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in.

Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence.

We are in an enviable place.

Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana.

Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place.

But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test
How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.
lallana is replaceable so is all the others the only one we struggle to replace is morgan..
Names please. Who would you replace Lallana with to improve our side? Unless you are a big fan of Serbian football or an avid watcher of FC Twente then you are presumably guessing that Tadic is his equal or even better?
[quote][p][bold]yellowcard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test[/p][/quote]How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.[/p][/quote]lallana is replaceable so is all the others the only one we struggle to replace is morgan..[/p][/quote]Names please. Who would you replace Lallana with to improve our side? Unless you are a big fan of Serbian football or an avid watcher of FC Twente then you are presumably guessing that Tadic is his equal or even better? stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: -1

5:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!! Simmo13
  • Score: -13

5:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

East stand benches says...

We will be a better team this year, get more points than last, and finish higher. Every single true fan in the country will applaud such achievements, every pundit will be lauding our success in the face of adversity, poch will be sacked before Christmas, and I for one will be mostly wearing a smug grin all season. There you go, that's 2 positive statements in 1 day! Bring on the 17th of August. (Where we will also inflict a massive dose of karma on our parent club).
We will be a better team this year, get more points than last, and finish higher. Every single true fan in the country will applaud such achievements, every pundit will be lauding our success in the face of adversity, poch will be sacked before Christmas, and I for one will be mostly wearing a smug grin all season. There you go, that's 2 positive statements in 1 day! Bring on the 17th of August. (Where we will also inflict a massive dose of karma on our parent club). East stand benches
  • Score: 7

5:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

I get the feeling by the end of the week he's going to have 33,000 people rolling those words up and shoving them up both his and Les's a**es. Not that long ago outright lying would have led to a public lynching! When idiots make promises they can't keep it's going to end in tears. Just another statement to fend the fans off for another couple of days. The guys a total puck.
I get the feeling by the end of the week he's going to have 33,000 people rolling those words up and shoving them up both his and Les's a**es. Not that long ago outright lying would have led to a public lynching! When idiots make promises they can't keep it's going to end in tears. Just another statement to fend the fans off for another couple of days. The guys a total puck. Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: -10

5:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Crossley Place Saint wrote:
The bookies don't believe you, Ralph.

http://www.oddscheck

er.com/football/foot

ball-specials/morgan

-schneiderlin/club-a

fter-summer-transfer

-window

Tottenham 1/8; Saints not even in the list
Neither do we the supporters !!!
[quote][p][bold]Crossley Place Saint[/bold] wrote: The bookies don't believe you, Ralph. http://www.oddscheck er.com/football/foot ball-specials/morgan -schneiderlin/club-a fter-summer-transfer -window Tottenham 1/8; Saints not even in the list[/p][/quote]Neither do we the supporters !!! Simmo13
  • Score: -1

5:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Crossley Place Saint wrote:
The bookies don't believe you, Ralph.

http://www.oddscheck

er.com/football/foot

ball-specials/morgan

-schneiderlin/club-a

fter-summer-transfer

-window

Tottenham 1/8; Saints not even in the list
Neither do we the supporters !!!
[quote][p][bold]Crossley Place Saint[/bold] wrote: The bookies don't believe you, Ralph. http://www.oddscheck er.com/football/foot ball-specials/morgan -schneiderlin/club-a fter-summer-transfer -window Tottenham 1/8; Saints not even in the list[/p][/quote]Neither do we the supporters !!! Simmo13
  • Score: -6

5:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley76 says...

Positive, pragmatic, open and honest statement of intent from the chairman. Anyone who understands the realities of business will recognise the reality of what is happening at Saints. We should retain judgement until 1st September when the board will have had time to deliver. Le Tiss, Benali and Channon have it right....this is a situation which no board could have realistically controlled....don't blame the board and our benefactors...switch your ire to the legacy of Cortese and Mo Po and the greed of young guns such as Shaw and Chambers wanting £100k per week (which most people take 3-4 years to earn!) Exciting times in prospect at St Mary's....never a dull moment!! :)
Positive, pragmatic, open and honest statement of intent from the chairman. Anyone who understands the realities of business will recognise the reality of what is happening at Saints. We should retain judgement until 1st September when the board will have had time to deliver. Le Tiss, Benali and Channon have it right....this is a situation which no board could have realistically controlled....don't blame the board and our benefactors...switch your ire to the legacy of Cortese and Mo Po and the greed of young guns such as Shaw and Chambers wanting £100k per week (which most people take 3-4 years to earn!) Exciting times in prospect at St Mary's....never a dull moment!! :) Wembley76
  • Score: 8

5:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Dodging lots of questions right now. talksport
Dodging lots of questions right now. talksport costa gaz
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 13

5:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

PlymouthSaint wrote:
Sure if £30 million offered for spiderman the tune will sadly change. Money talks!
I can't really see many clubs paying £30 million for Schneiderlin can you !
[quote][p][bold]PlymouthSaint[/bold] wrote: Sure if £30 million offered for spiderman the tune will sadly change. Money talks![/p][/quote]I can't really see many clubs paying £30 million for Schneiderlin can you ! THE12THMAN
  • Score: 4

5:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Sounding very nervous and dodging lots of questions.
Sounding very nervous and dodging lots of questions. costa gaz
  • Score: -6

5:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

paulmsh says...

The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye. paulmsh
  • Score: -19

5:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 10

5:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Georgethepie says...

January it is then...... If you believe the board that is.
Hang on have we not been promised things like this before after all we are not a selling club. Consider them gone you can't believe a word that comes from this clowns mouth or Les for that matter!!!! Unless a take over is on the cards and they have been told sell anymore and we won't be interested. That might make them stop ripping this club apart.
Lies Lies Lies that's all that come from the board these days.
January it is then...... If you believe the board that is. Hang on have we not been promised things like this before after all we are not a selling club. Consider them gone you can't believe a word that comes from this clowns mouth or Les for that matter!!!! Unless a take over is on the cards and they have been told sell anymore and we won't be interested. That might make them stop ripping this club apart. Lies Lies Lies that's all that come from the board these days. Georgethepie
  • Score: -7

5:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

zurichboy says...

bbb001 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.
Whether anyones views were positive or negative it is now time to get behind the club, especially the players who remained loyal to us
Listen in at 5.00 talksport drivetime, Ralph Krugar will be taking questions.
Just listened.....ok panic over now guys, let's all relax and look forward to the new season with some hope......pleeeease!
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.[/p][/quote]Whether anyones views were positive or negative it is now time to get behind the club, especially the players who remained loyal to us[/p][/quote]Listen in at 5.00 talksport drivetime, Ralph Krugar will be taking questions.[/p][/quote]Just listened.....ok panic over now guys, let's all relax and look forward to the new season with some hope......pleeeease! zurichboy
  • Score: 6

5:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

the cowman says...

He has nailed his flag to the post by saying they will not go. I could never believe anyone would buy J-Rod while he is still injured, God willing he will make a full recovery but with injuries like this you can never be 100% certain. If Morgan is staying that's that is better than any signing we will make. My guess is both Jay and Morgan were told you are not moving this window, if in January you do not like the look of what we are trying to achieve then we will listen to offers. I do not believe in this day and age you achieve anything by holding on to players who don't want to play. I think the club has done well to maximise the income. if you look at the players who have left, Rickie no problem with that I think he deserved a payday he played in the lower leagues and now is playing for the club he loves and has a bigger pay packet and signing on fee to boot, Adam, Dejan and Calum we are led to believe all threw their toys out of the pram, so good riddance. Luke whether its £27 million or £33 million it is stupid money for a full back and doubley stupid for a 19 year old full back(who has reported back for training unfit, not being unkind but he is a player who if he doesn't look after himself will end up a right lard arse, potentially a great player but not the shape of a natural athlete), My main issue is that we should have done our business in the buying market earlier, the World Cup wouldn't have helped, don't pay stupid wages but a couple of million extra to secure the players Ronald wants makes sense.
Last word all those that want their season ticket money or are never going to darken St.Marys again , never forget a football club is for life, you have to go through the ups and the downs and not threaten to jump ship every time something goes against what you think should happen. I would not begin to second guess what Katharina is or is not going to do, but she is far from the worst owner of a football club in the Premiership.
He has nailed his flag to the post by saying they will not go. I could never believe anyone would buy J-Rod while he is still injured, God willing he will make a full recovery but with injuries like this you can never be 100% certain. If Morgan is staying that's that is better than any signing we will make. My guess is both Jay and Morgan were told you are not moving this window, if in January you do not like the look of what we are trying to achieve then we will listen to offers. I do not believe in this day and age you achieve anything by holding on to players who don't want to play. I think the club has done well to maximise the income. if you look at the players who have left, Rickie no problem with that I think he deserved a payday he played in the lower leagues and now is playing for the club he loves and has a bigger pay packet and signing on fee to boot, Adam, Dejan and Calum we are led to believe all threw their toys out of the pram, so good riddance. Luke whether its £27 million or £33 million it is stupid money for a full back and doubley stupid for a 19 year old full back(who has reported back for training unfit, not being unkind but he is a player who if he doesn't look after himself will end up a right lard arse, potentially a great player but not the shape of a natural athlete), My main issue is that we should have done our business in the buying market earlier, the World Cup wouldn't have helped, don't pay stupid wages but a couple of million extra to secure the players Ronald wants makes sense. Last word all those that want their season ticket money or are never going to darken St.Marys again , never forget a football club is for life, you have to go through the ups and the downs and not threaten to jump ship every time something goes against what you think should happen. I would not begin to second guess what Katharina is or is not going to do, but she is far from the worst owner of a football club in the Premiership. the cowman
  • Score: 12

5:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

The statement he makes is unequivocal .."They will not be sold"

He will live or die by these words in the eyes of the fans so I hope this sudden assertivenness is genuine and backed with real conviction+.

It's a lot harder edged than "we are not a selling club" .

... and now we wait and see ....
The statement he makes is unequivocal .."They will not be sold" He will live or die by these words in the eyes of the fans so I hope this sudden assertivenness is genuine and backed with real conviction+. It's a lot harder edged than "we are not a selling club" . ... and now we wait and see .... Alicesdad
  • Score: 3

5:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Columbo's Glass Eye wrote:
I get the feeling by the end of the week he's going to have 33,000 people rolling those words up and shoving them up both his and Les's a**es. Not that long ago outright lying would have led to a public lynching! When idiots make promises they can't keep it's going to end in tears. Just another statement to fend the fans off for another couple of days. The guys a total puck.
Absolutely it's just delay tactics just as getting the season ticket money in as early as possible was in the bank and safe !!!

They have lied to us and continue to do so !!!
[quote][p][bold]Columbo's Glass Eye[/bold] wrote: I get the feeling by the end of the week he's going to have 33,000 people rolling those words up and shoving them up both his and Les's a**es. Not that long ago outright lying would have led to a public lynching! When idiots make promises they can't keep it's going to end in tears. Just another statement to fend the fans off for another couple of days. The guys a total puck.[/p][/quote]Absolutely it's just delay tactics just as getting the season ticket money in as early as possible was in the bank and safe !!! They have lied to us and continue to do so !!! Simmo13
  • Score: -10

5:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Columbo's Glass Eye wrote:
I get the feeling by the end of the week he's going to have 33,000 people rolling those words up and shoving them up both his and Les's a**es. Not that long ago outright lying would have led to a public lynching! When idiots make promises they can't keep it's going to end in tears. Just another statement to fend the fans off for another couple of days. The guys a total puck.
Absolutely it's just delay tactics just as getting the season ticket money in as early as possible was in the bank and safe !!!

They have lied to us and continue to do so !!!
[quote][p][bold]Columbo's Glass Eye[/bold] wrote: I get the feeling by the end of the week he's going to have 33,000 people rolling those words up and shoving them up both his and Les's a**es. Not that long ago outright lying would have led to a public lynching! When idiots make promises they can't keep it's going to end in tears. Just another statement to fend the fans off for another couple of days. The guys a total puck.[/p][/quote]Absolutely it's just delay tactics just as getting the season ticket money in as early as possible was in the bank and safe !!! They have lied to us and continue to do so !!! Simmo13
  • Score: -11

5:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bathsaints says...

If what kruger is saying on talksport is true then all money will be reinvested, no more sales and new players coming in....hmmm now do we believe him!?
If what kruger is saying on talksport is true then all money will be reinvested, no more sales and new players coming in....hmmm now do we believe him!? bathsaints
  • Score: 6

5:20pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Didn't really fill me with confidence... But willing to wait to see what happens now.
He was at ease with some questions and stammering with some of the others..... mmmm
Didn't really fill me with confidence... But willing to wait to see what happens now. He was at ease with some questions and stammering with some of the others..... mmmm costa gaz
  • Score: -6

5:20pm Tue 29 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

A bit more optimistic since his interview on talk sport this afternoon
A bit more optimistic since his interview on talk sport this afternoon mickey01
  • Score: 5

5:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Georgethepie says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion. Georgethepie
  • Score: -8

5:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

george chivers wrote:
Well at last a good solid statement. Lets hope this summer includes the January window as well.

Why did we have wait this long for a positive statement?

I wait with baited breath and optimism for our new signings to arrive.
Tomorrow is a long time George.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Well at last a good solid statement. Lets hope this summer includes the January window as well. Why did we have wait this long for a positive statement? I wait with baited breath and optimism for our new signings to arrive.[/p][/quote]Tomorrow is a long time George. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

5:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Ralph was very impressive on TalkSport fronting everything that was chucked at him. He says exciting times ahead and reiterated no sale of JRod and Morgan. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt for now, get behind him and hope the team pull it off in the next few weeks.
Ralph was very impressive on TalkSport fronting everything that was chucked at him. He says exciting times ahead and reiterated no sale of JRod and Morgan. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt for now, get behind him and hope the team pull it off in the next few weeks. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 13

5:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bbb001 says...

bathsaints wrote:
If what kruger is saying on talksport is true then all money will be reinvested, no more sales and new players coming in....hmmm now do we believe him!?
After listening to Ralph Krugar on talksport I am convinced the Saints are going to build something for, not only now but for the future. I have every trust in him and Ms Liebherr
[quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: If what kruger is saying on talksport is true then all money will be reinvested, no more sales and new players coming in....hmmm now do we believe him!?[/p][/quote]After listening to Ralph Krugar on talksport I am convinced the Saints are going to build something for, not only now but for the future. I have every trust in him and Ms Liebherr bbb001
  • Score: 12

5:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley76 says...

SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!! Wembley76
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
Yes I am but hate being ripped off by crooks are you a fan I have been since 1964 and had a season ticket for 23 years ok !!
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]Yes I am but hate being ripped off by crooks are you a fan I have been since 1964 and had a season ticket for 23 years ok !! Simmo13
  • Score: -9

5:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

cbuk says...

East stand benches wrote:
We will be a better team this year, get more points than last, and finish higher. Every single true fan in the country will applaud such achievements, every pundit will be lauding our success in the face of adversity, poch will be sacked before Christmas, and I for one will be mostly wearing a smug grin all season. There you go, that's 2 positive statements in 1 day! Bring on the 17th of August. (Where we will also inflict a massive dose of karma on our parent club).
I'm trying to be optimistic but you, my friend, must be on drugs.
[quote][p][bold]East stand benches[/bold] wrote: We will be a better team this year, get more points than last, and finish higher. Every single true fan in the country will applaud such achievements, every pundit will be lauding our success in the face of adversity, poch will be sacked before Christmas, and I for one will be mostly wearing a smug grin all season. There you go, that's 2 positive statements in 1 day! Bring on the 17th of August. (Where we will also inflict a massive dose of karma on our parent club).[/p][/quote]I'm trying to be optimistic but you, my friend, must be on drugs. cbuk
  • Score: -1

5:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

NewForestStu says...

Great news at last...no politicians talk just a simple they will not be sold. Hopefully that is it and we watch the players now coming in.

If either player goes the club can now be held accountable. Onwards and upwards.
Great news at last...no politicians talk just a simple they will not be sold. Hopefully that is it and we watch the players now coming in. If either player goes the club can now be held accountable. Onwards and upwards. NewForestStu
  • Score: 4

5:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saintmicky says...

That'll keep the price high, that's all though, they will both be gone, and so will Ralph by the 1st September!
That'll keep the price high, that's all though, they will both be gone, and so will Ralph by the 1st September! saintmicky
  • Score: -2

5:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

Clyne ,WP and Vic to go instead.
Clyne ,WP and Vic to go instead. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: -4

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -8

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -7

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -5

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -3

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -5

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -4

5:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion Simmo13
  • Score: -8

5:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Georgethepie wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.
[quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.[/p][/quote]We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 5

5:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

..... somewhere offshore the last passengers are airlifted off the sunken billionaires yacht... in the helicopter cabin the billionaire barks at man next to him .... "Yoiu said they would all go" .. "You said he was a jelly and would back down easily" "You said that Reed was in your pocket"
"Now look whats happened!! Some red head in an inflatable has sunk my yacht and the bloke in the big leather chair has suddenly grown a backbone"

"Its all in hand" came the reply ...".. this is just a hiccup... remember .. they have not bought any more since the first two... and time is running out "


... to be continued
..... somewhere offshore the last passengers are airlifted off the sunken billionaires yacht... in the helicopter cabin the billionaire barks at man next to him .... "Yoiu said they would all go" .. "You said he was a jelly and would back down easily" "You said that Reed was in your pocket" "Now look whats happened!! Some red head in an inflatable has sunk my yacht and the bloke in the big leather chair has suddenly grown a backbone" "Its all in hand" came the reply ...".. this is just a hiccup... remember .. they have not bought any more since the first two... and time is running out " ... to be continued Alicesdad
  • Score: 4

5:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

One thing bothers me, he admits he did have a meeting with directors of Tottenham in Toronto, but he said transfers were not discussed, so can anyone tell me why the meeting was held? or what the meeting was about? Did he say in any of the interviews that I missed?
One thing bothers me, he admits he did have a meeting with directors of Tottenham in Toronto, but he said transfers were not discussed, so can anyone tell me why the meeting was held? or what the meeting was about? Did he say in any of the interviews that I missed? costa gaz
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Whatever is said the neggies as a last resort will say the club is telling lies.

The only way Ralph could satisfy them was to say that the club is being asset stripped prior to sale for a doom laden future and everything they've said this summer is lies.

That of course, by their own definition, would be lies. So hurrah they'd shout - we're safe!
Whatever is said the neggies as a last resort will say the club is telling lies. The only way Ralph could satisfy them was to say that the club is being asset stripped prior to sale for a doom laden future and everything they've said this summer is lies. That of course, by their own definition, would be lies. So hurrah they'd shout - we're safe! Confucious
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley76 says...

paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?) Wembley76
  • Score: 10

5:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

chosensaint says...

Lets all just wait and see what happens im looking forward to the new season keep the faith
Lets all just wait and see what happens im looking forward to the new season keep the faith chosensaint
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Saint_rob says...

Maybe we need to take 1 step back to go 2 forward.
The money created will go back into the team.
Let's just give it time, and see where we are this time next year.
We have a top top manager the best one yet!
Maybe we need to take 1 step back to go 2 forward. The money created will go back into the team. Let's just give it time, and see where we are this time next year. We have a top top manager the best one yet! Saint_rob
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Georgethepie wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
You are absolutely spot on and I should have seen the quack before I did it but hindsight is a wonderful thing !!
[quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You are absolutely spot on and I should have seen the quack before I did it but hindsight is a wonderful thing !! Simmo13
  • Score: -3

5:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
The statement he makes is unequivocal .."They will not be sold"

He will live or die by these words in the eyes of the fans so I hope this sudden assertivenness is genuine and backed with real conviction+.

It's a lot harder edged than "we are not a selling club" .

... and now we wait and see ....
100% accurate summary, Alicesdad. Now we can only wait and see if the deeds match the words.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: The statement he makes is unequivocal .."They will not be sold" He will live or die by these words in the eyes of the fans so I hope this sudden assertivenness is genuine and backed with real conviction+. It's a lot harder edged than "we are not a selling club" . ... and now we wait and see ....[/p][/quote]100% accurate summary, Alicesdad. Now we can only wait and see if the deeds match the words. Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Georgethepie wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
You are absolutely spot on and I should have seen the quack before I did it but hindsight is a wonderful thing !!
And I don't go to watch the big teams ok bet you do though !!
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You are absolutely spot on and I should have seen the quack before I did it but hindsight is a wonderful thing !![/p][/quote]And I don't go to watch the big teams ok bet you do though !! Simmo13
  • Score: -7

5:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

I like him, even before I met him I liked him, you hate him compared to how much I like him
I like him, even before I met him I liked him, you hate him compared to how much I like him Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

"Every penny we raise will be invested back into the side"
I calculate that to be over £90m so far and does that include the warchest of £50m that was announced before Koeman arrived?

He did say that the war chest had to include players wages though, little bit of a kop out (no pun intended)
"Every penny we raise will be invested back into the side" I calculate that to be over £90m so far and does that include the warchest of £50m that was announced before Koeman arrived? He did say that the war chest had to include players wages though, little bit of a kop out (no pun intended) costa gaz
  • Score: 2

5:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

I like him, even before I met him I liked him, you hate him compared to how much I like him
I like him, even before I met him I liked him, you hate him compared to how much I like him Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Alicesdad wrote:
..... somewhere offshore the last passengers are airlifted off the sunken billionaires yacht... in the helicopter cabin the billionaire barks at man next to him .... "Yoiu said they would all go" .. "You said he was a jelly and would back down easily" "You said that Reed was in your pocket"
"Now look whats happened!! Some red head in an inflatable has sunk my yacht and the bloke in the big leather chair has suddenly grown a backbone"

"Its all in hand" came the reply ...".. this is just a hiccup... remember .. they have not bought any more since the first two... and time is running out "


... to be continued
Hope for your sake,this doesn't finish like the Mystery of Edwin Drood.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: ..... somewhere offshore the last passengers are airlifted off the sunken billionaires yacht... in the helicopter cabin the billionaire barks at man next to him .... "Yoiu said they would all go" .. "You said he was a jelly and would back down easily" "You said that Reed was in your pocket" "Now look whats happened!! Some red head in an inflatable has sunk my yacht and the bloke in the big leather chair has suddenly grown a backbone" "Its all in hand" came the reply ...".. this is just a hiccup... remember .. they have not bought any more since the first two... and time is running out " ... to be continued[/p][/quote]Hope for your sake,this doesn't finish like the Mystery of Edwin Drood. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt. warrens 76
  • Score: 3

5:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Great news at last. We have to take him at his word so onwards and upwards.
Great news at last. We have to take him at his word so onwards and upwards. Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley76 says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...but when you show such a lack of loyalty to your club it does beg the question about why you are on the site and whether you are really worth listening to...
- I may be an idiot, but I am a loyal Saints idiot :)
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion[/p][/quote]Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...but when you show such a lack of loyalty to your club it does beg the question about why you are on the site and whether you are really worth listening to... - I may be an idiot, but I am a loyal Saints idiot :) Wembley76
  • Score: 10

5:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Heard his interview on Sky earlier. It is good news but having said it there can be no going back on his word now even if another team come in with a crazy offer for one or both.

Contracts as has been said many times are worth nothing in football. If a player wants to move and slags off his current employers (as with Lovren) its best they go. In the case of Callum I believe Arsenal have paid way over the real amount this player is currently worth. The same has been said about Luke Shaw. We made a healthy profit on Ricky which leaves Lallana as the only player who went on the cheap. But having been with the England squad and knowing how much less he was being paid at Southampton was it any surprise he went. Poch started all this...if he had stayed I think maybe things would be different.

I know Saints board work with discretion when seeking new players unlike some teams but it would still be nice to know who they are trying to bring in. Maybe by keeping it quiet it will stop another club "hijacking" the deal. Until a ball is kicked at Anfield in August we cannot really judge how the new season will pan out. Reserving judgment until at least the middle of September.
Heard his interview on Sky earlier. It is good news but having said it there can be no going back on his word now even if another team come in with a crazy offer for one or both. Contracts as has been said many times are worth nothing in football. If a player wants to move and slags off his current employers (as with Lovren) its best they go. In the case of Callum I believe Arsenal have paid way over the real amount this player is currently worth. The same has been said about Luke Shaw. We made a healthy profit on Ricky which leaves Lallana as the only player who went on the cheap. But having been with the England squad and knowing how much less he was being paid at Southampton was it any surprise he went. Poch started all this...if he had stayed I think maybe things would be different. I know Saints board work with discretion when seeking new players unlike some teams but it would still be nice to know who they are trying to bring in. Maybe by keeping it quiet it will stop another club "hijacking" the deal. Until a ball is kicked at Anfield in August we cannot really judge how the new season will pan out. Reserving judgment until at least the middle of September. saintsfan76
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Players Contract aving a laugh aint you put them on zero hours a week and get in the real world!
Players Contract aving a laugh aint you put them on zero hours a week and get in the real world! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

fascia123 says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Georgethepie wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.
I sat in front of supporters like this for two seasons all they did was abuse saint players and sing anti Pompey songs instead of getting behind the team, I used to dread going to a game, complete wa***rs.
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.[/p][/quote]We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.[/p][/quote]I sat in front of supporters like this for two seasons all they did was abuse saint players and sing anti Pompey songs instead of getting behind the team, I used to dread going to a game, complete wa***rs. fascia123
  • Score: 9

5:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Just cleaned my Ice Skates off bring it back to Southampton Ralph!
Just cleaned my Ice Skates off bring it back to Southampton Ralph! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tarquin farquharson says...

Yeah....right. And then the two players concerned will each simply repeat Calum Chambers phrase that he sees his future elsewhere at which point Reed will repeat his phrase that any player who sees his future elsewhere etc etc...... Saints fans are being treated as mugs by this crew in charge.
Yeah....right. And then the two players concerned will each simply repeat Calum Chambers phrase that he sees his future elsewhere at which point Reed will repeat his phrase that any player who sees his future elsewhere etc etc...... Saints fans are being treated as mugs by this crew in charge. tarquin farquharson
  • Score: -7

5:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

vidman says...

If this is true why are BBC reporting terms have been agreed between the clubs, just waiting on a medical.

Kruger said the club is NOT for sale. Could one of our German speaking fans Google a story in this mornings Swiss or German papers which claims KL is very unhappy that news of her sale has leaked out. It may not relate to SFC. EuroNews mentioned it once then dropped it.
If this is true why are BBC reporting terms have been agreed between the clubs, just waiting on a medical. Kruger said the club is NOT for sale. Could one of our German speaking fans Google a story in this mornings Swiss or German papers which claims KL is very unhappy that news of her sale has leaked out. It may not relate to SFC. EuroNews mentioned it once then dropped it. vidman
  • Score: -4

5:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Jan28th1984 says...

"Krueger insists J-Rod and Morgan not for sale"

They're definitely going then.

Kreuger can't lie straight in bed.
"Krueger insists J-Rod and Morgan not for sale" They're definitely going then. Kreuger can't lie straight in bed. Jan28th1984
  • Score: -6

5:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Why do I keep thinking of Iain Dowie,everytme I see a picture of Ralph?
Why do I keep thinking of Iain Dowie,everytme I see a picture of Ralph? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

killared wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Seed...

THE DREAM IS WELL AND TRULY OVER !!

FORGET EUROPE - STAYING IN THE PREMIERSHIP WILL BE A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT and may not be possible - with all the loss of income that entails.

Remember Gossie in League One travelling to all those northern outposts Away and getting the passion and enthusiasm for the Club going in the Station Pub and his contributions on Facebook.

RED ARMY took prominence as the FIGHT continued to overhaul Pompey and up and up we went with back to back promotions and into the Premiership.

Even last season - an unexceptional Season with missing out on Wembley due to some poor decision making by Pochettino and finishing 8th - had our Top Talent in 3rd early Season before our squad size came into focus with injuries and suspensions.

This Summer - despite words and press briefings to the contrary - all decent sized offers for Players has been snapped up and our billionaires Owner is sitting on more than 100 million in sales.

There is NO PLANS to move to 45,000 Stadium at STONEHAM or undertake the everton modelling with keeping our Talented Players and extending or adding to the Stadium Size at St Mary's.

We will no longer be Number 1 in the South for Stadium Capacity as Brighton take that honour with their ambitions plans at the Amex.

Instead like Wet Spam with their move to a 50,000 Stadium we are not destined one of the Top Group of Premier Clubs in the Country - we return to Provincial obscurity and mediocrity.

Accidental Billionairess Owner Katherina - newly installed ex Ice Hockey now Chairman Ralph Krueger and Les Reed have completely KILLED THE DREAM FOR SAINTS FANS by selling all our Top Talented Players.

THE END.
Very True !
Correct in 2 seasons B>A are officially the biggest club in the South.

.Americans and Canadians build superstadiums for fun..

come on Ralph 55.000 build it we WILL come. a là JPT a nothing trophy but a là signpost to what the South wants and needs..
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Seed... THE DREAM IS WELL AND TRULY OVER !! FORGET EUROPE - STAYING IN THE PREMIERSHIP WILL BE A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT and may not be possible - with all the loss of income that entails. Remember Gossie in League One travelling to all those northern outposts Away and getting the passion and enthusiasm for the Club going in the Station Pub and his contributions on Facebook. RED ARMY took prominence as the FIGHT continued to overhaul Pompey and up and up we went with back to back promotions and into the Premiership. Even last season - an unexceptional Season with missing out on Wembley due to some poor decision making by Pochettino and finishing 8th - had our Top Talent in 3rd early Season before our squad size came into focus with injuries and suspensions. This Summer - despite words and press briefings to the contrary - all decent sized offers for Players has been snapped up and our billionaires Owner is sitting on more than 100 million in sales. There is NO PLANS to move to 45,000 Stadium at STONEHAM or undertake the everton modelling with keeping our Talented Players and extending or adding to the Stadium Size at St Mary's. We will no longer be Number 1 in the South for Stadium Capacity as Brighton take that honour with their ambitions plans at the Amex. Instead like Wet Spam with their move to a 50,000 Stadium we are not destined one of the Top Group of Premier Clubs in the Country - we return to Provincial obscurity and mediocrity. Accidental Billionairess Owner Katherina - newly installed ex Ice Hockey now Chairman Ralph Krueger and Les Reed have completely KILLED THE DREAM FOR SAINTS FANS by selling all our Top Talented Players. THE END.[/p][/quote]Very True ![/p][/quote]Correct in 2 seasons B>A are officially the biggest club in the South. .Americans and Canadians build superstadiums for fun.. come on Ralph 55.000 build it we WILL come. a là JPT a nothing trophy but a là signpost to what the South wants and needs.. warrens 76
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

vidman says...

Vrij has gone to Lazio so another CB we have lost due to dithering
Vrij has gone to Lazio so another CB we have lost due to dithering vidman
  • Score: -1

5:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Jan28th1984 says...

costa gaz wrote:
"Every penny we raise will be invested back into the side"
I calculate that to be over £90m so far and does that include the warchest of £50m that was announced before Koeman arrived?

He did say that the war chest had to include players wages though, little bit of a kop out (no pun intended)
"Every penny we raise will be invested back into the side"

Another Les Reed lie.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: "Every penny we raise will be invested back into the side" I calculate that to be over £90m so far and does that include the warchest of £50m that was announced before Koeman arrived? He did say that the war chest had to include players wages though, little bit of a kop out (no pun intended)[/p][/quote]"Every penny we raise will be invested back into the side" Another Les Reed lie. Jan28th1984
  • Score: -2

5:50pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity.

I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last!
This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity. I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last! Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 11

5:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

up saints says...

if we get a big signing in the door before friday and no one else has left i and most will be alot happier
if we get a big signing in the door before friday and no one else has left i and most will be alot happier up saints
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

costa gaz wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.
That's right, Gaz, and I'll go further, while you and I have had a spat in the past and while we almost certainly don't share the same opinion much of the time, you fall firmly into the category of genuine fan with convictions. You express your views on good days and bad days as most of us do.

No, the ones I have trouble with (and I like to consider myself to be somewhere down the middle of opinions on here, but glad to be considered ultimately positive unless evidence tells me otherwise) are those who never post when things are fine but jump on here like a rabid dog when they have a chance to moan. You are nothing like that. Btw, what's the score? 6-3, is it?
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.[/p][/quote]That's right, Gaz, and I'll go further, while you and I have had a spat in the past and while we almost certainly don't share the same opinion much of the time, you fall firmly into the category of genuine fan with convictions. You express your views on good days and bad days as most of us do. No, the ones I have trouble with (and I like to consider myself to be somewhere down the middle of opinions on here, but glad to be considered ultimately positive unless evidence tells me otherwise) are those who never post when things are fine but jump on here like a rabid dog when they have a chance to moan. You are nothing like that. Btw, what's the score? 6-3, is it? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

vidman says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why do I keep thinking of Iain Dowie,everytme I see a picture of Ralph?
Ralph has hair Dowie does not. Simple
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why do I keep thinking of Iain Dowie,everytme I see a picture of Ralph?[/p][/quote]Ralph has hair Dowie does not. Simple vidman
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity.

I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last!
Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity. I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last![/p][/quote]Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

fascia123 wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Georgethepie wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.
I sat in front of supporters like this for two seasons all they did was abuse saint players and sing anti Pompey songs instead of getting behind the team, I used to dread going to a game, complete wa***rs.
And you seem a complete To__er ok this is the first time I have felt like this and have stayed with them through thick and this so keep your dirty mouth to yourself ok.
My money is hard earned so don't need you to tell what you think I have an opinion just like everyone else so go swivel
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.[/p][/quote]We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.[/p][/quote]I sat in front of supporters like this for two seasons all they did was abuse saint players and sing anti Pompey songs instead of getting behind the team, I used to dread going to a game, complete wa***rs.[/p][/quote]And you seem a complete To__er ok this is the first time I have felt like this and have stayed with them through thick and this so keep your dirty mouth to yourself ok. My money is hard earned so don't need you to tell what you think I have an opinion just like everyone else so go swivel Simmo13
  • Score: -10

5:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Electrostar says...

"We have a manager now who is completely without ego" Ralph on Koeman, one of the legends of the game
"We have a manager now who is completely without ego" Ralph on Koeman, one of the legends of the game Electrostar
  • Score: 6

6:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Invidia says...

Well for what it's worth I for one believe Ralph, my thoughts are that MS will get the armband + a good payrise, he will see how this season fans out and if all's well will stay until someone comes next season perhaps with a huge offer for him, he must have had talks with the board otherwise Ralph would not have put his professional head on the block, as for Jayrod I don't believe any PL team would take the risk on buying him at the moment even if he makes a full recovery he will not be the same player he was only time will tell though on that one though. Now get the new boys in and get them playing as a team as soon as possible.
Well for what it's worth I for one believe Ralph, my thoughts are that MS will get the armband + a good payrise, he will see how this season fans out and if all's well will stay until someone comes next season perhaps with a huge offer for him, he must have had talks with the board otherwise Ralph would not have put his professional head on the block, as for Jayrod I don't believe any PL team would take the risk on buying him at the moment even if he makes a full recovery he will not be the same player he was only time will tell though on that one though. Now get the new boys in and get them playing as a team as soon as possible. Invidia
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity.

I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last!
Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t
Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!!
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity. I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last![/p][/quote]Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t[/p][/quote]Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!! Simmo13
  • Score: -7

6:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Bazz1955 says...

Listening to him gave me the impression of someone that's finally realised he's balls it up big time, maybe assumed that all clubs shift half of their players every season and wondered why nobody else was doing it....Saints will struggle and have to fight against relegation and may well lose that fight , Kruegar will eventually walk and so will Reed ...
Kruegar kept on mentioning that we got top dollar for the players....sell high buy cheap...winning trophies or getting into Europe was not on his agenda....
Listening to him gave me the impression of someone that's finally realised he's balls it up big time, maybe assumed that all clubs shift half of their players every season and wondered why nobody else was doing it....Saints will struggle and have to fight against relegation and may well lose that fight , Kruegar will eventually walk and so will Reed ... Kruegar kept on mentioning that we got top dollar for the players....sell high buy cheap...winning trophies or getting into Europe was not on his agenda.... Bazz1955
  • Score: -9

6:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...but when you show such a lack of loyalty to your club it does beg the question about why you are on the site and whether you are really worth listening to...
- I may be an idiot, but I am a loyal Saints idiot :)
And so am I ok but if you can't see what's going on that's your problem and as I say I have supported since 1964 ok with a season ticket for 23 years and more how does that not make me a fan ?
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion[/p][/quote]Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...but when you show such a lack of loyalty to your club it does beg the question about why you are on the site and whether you are really worth listening to... - I may be an idiot, but I am a loyal Saints idiot :)[/p][/quote]And so am I ok but if you can't see what's going on that's your problem and as I say I have supported since 1964 ok with a season ticket for 23 years and more how does that not make me a fan ? Simmo13
  • Score: -3

6:07pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity.

I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last!
Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t
Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!!
Mmm, aren't you advocating giving up supporting Saints? I definitely have an opinion on that. You would be one of those that walk the 'other way' on match days - I've always wondered what they do with their Saturday afternoons. Are you sure you want that? Choose wisely.... It can't be worse than when Hurlock played instead of Le Tiss..... can it?
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity. I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last![/p][/quote]Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t[/p][/quote]Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!![/p][/quote]Mmm, aren't you advocating giving up supporting Saints? I definitely have an opinion on that. You would be one of those that walk the 'other way' on match days - I've always wondered what they do with their Saturday afternoons. Are you sure you want that? Choose wisely.... It can't be worse than when Hurlock played instead of Le Tiss..... can it? Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Lehman Bros Banker says...

So the message finally got through to nightmare Freddy and at last he has found his voice. Something needed to be said by the Chairman as the fans have been treated with the utmost contempt by the Board.

Apparently Morgan and JRod won't be sold this summer. Great news if true Freddy but after everything the fans have been through I for one was looking for the reassurance that they won't be sold this season. Your words seem carefully chosen leaving plenty of wriggle room which will not discourage potential suitors.
So the message finally got through to nightmare Freddy and at last he has found his voice. Something needed to be said by the Chairman as the fans have been treated with the utmost contempt by the Board. Apparently Morgan and JRod won't be sold this summer. Great news if true Freddy but after everything the fans have been through I for one was looking for the reassurance that they won't be sold this season. Your words seem carefully chosen leaving plenty of wriggle room which will not discourage potential suitors. Lehman Bros Banker
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Blackknight says...

Rodriguez and Schneiderlin not going to be sold?

That is until 'Saints get an offer they can't refuse'.
Rodriguez and Schneiderlin not going to be sold? That is until 'Saints get an offer they can't refuse'. Blackknight
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

peregrine73 says...

george chivers wrote:
Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
Nice words but he said that no players would be sold just before Lambert and Lallana went so what happens if these guys want to leave and the "premium prices" are met? Sources close to the club suggest that JRod and Spider deals already agreed by Reed and that Kruger has been away in Canada while the exodus has taken place. Has Kruger now come back and overruled Reed - who's really in control at SMS? Answers on a postcard please. The fact is that letting key players go before replacements were brought in was absolute folly. Other clubs now know that Saints are desperate for players and have millions of £££££ to spend so they up the price and with key players leaving it's made Saints unattractive to potential new signings. At the end of the day, unless there are 3 or 4 arrivals,including at least one major one, during the next week there will be significant protests from the fans at the Leverkusen game. Remember what happened the last time the club appointed a Dutch manager and sold off key players believing the academy guys were good enough - result was relegation to League 1.
No Sir Jerry. He said, 'No players need to be sold.' A huge difference in meaning. And Les Reed said the same sometime after that.

What bothers me in his statement is the word 'Summer'. I would have prefered to have read 'This Summer and he whole of the coming season.'

That would have been more reassuring.
Both these players will be gone in January,and they may not play for Saints again!.Krueger can not be trusted,we are still in a desperate situation and are premiership status hangs in balance.Next few weeks will be critical,but don't hold your breath!,this is a massive sell out to make the most for the owner,Krueger and Reed are being played well to spin the best story.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: Nice words but he said that no players would be sold just before Lambert and Lallana went so what happens if these guys want to leave and the "premium prices" are met? Sources close to the club suggest that JRod and Spider deals already agreed by Reed and that Kruger has been away in Canada while the exodus has taken place. Has Kruger now come back and overruled Reed - who's really in control at SMS? Answers on a postcard please. The fact is that letting key players go before replacements were brought in was absolute folly. Other clubs now know that Saints are desperate for players and have millions of £££££ to spend so they up the price and with key players leaving it's made Saints unattractive to potential new signings. At the end of the day, unless there are 3 or 4 arrivals,including at least one major one, during the next week there will be significant protests from the fans at the Leverkusen game. Remember what happened the last time the club appointed a Dutch manager and sold off key players believing the academy guys were good enough - result was relegation to League 1.[/p][/quote]No Sir Jerry. He said, 'No players need to be sold.' A huge difference in meaning. And Les Reed said the same sometime after that. What bothers me in his statement is the word 'Summer'. I would have prefered to have read 'This Summer and he whole of the coming season.' That would have been more reassuring.[/p][/quote]Both these players will be gone in January,and they may not play for Saints again!.Krueger can not be trusted,we are still in a desperate situation and are premiership status hangs in balance.Next few weeks will be critical,but don't hold your breath!,this is a massive sell out to make the most for the owner,Krueger and Reed are being played well to spin the best story. peregrine73
  • Score: -4

6:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

JamesSS7 says...

Sky Sports News have just said they could still be sold but have not elaborated on this.

I can only imagine they have spoken to the players agents who have said something completely different. Of course the agents make their money on transfers so they will continue to try and push through a move until the deadline passes.

I can not see how Krueger could survive f they are indeed sold after the interviews he has given today.
Sky Sports News have just said they could still be sold but have not elaborated on this. I can only imagine they have spoken to the players agents who have said something completely different. Of course the agents make their money on transfers so they will continue to try and push through a move until the deadline passes. I can not see how Krueger could survive f they are indeed sold after the interviews he has given today. JamesSS7
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Simmo13 says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity.

I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last!
Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t
Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!!
Mmm, aren't you advocating giving up supporting Saints? I definitely have an opinion on that. You would be one of those that walk the 'other way' on match days - I've always wondered what they do with their Saturday afternoons. Are you sure you want that? Choose wisely.... It can't be worse than when Hurlock played instead of Le Tiss..... can it?
Yes you might be correct supported since 1964 got to think about it things may be said in the heat of the moment good post
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity. I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last![/p][/quote]Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t[/p][/quote]Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!![/p][/quote]Mmm, aren't you advocating giving up supporting Saints? I definitely have an opinion on that. You would be one of those that walk the 'other way' on match days - I've always wondered what they do with their Saturday afternoons. Are you sure you want that? Choose wisely.... It can't be worse than when Hurlock played instead of Le Tiss..... can it?[/p][/quote]Yes you might be correct supported since 1964 got to think about it things may be said in the heat of the moment good post Simmo13
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity.

I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last!
Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t
Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!!
Mmm, aren't you advocating giving up supporting Saints? I definitely have an opinion on that. You would be one of those that walk the 'other way' on match days - I've always wondered what they do with their Saturday afternoons. Are you sure you want that? Choose wisely.... It can't be worse than when Hurlock played instead of Le Tiss..... can it?
Yes you might be correct supported since 1964 got to think about it things may be said in the heat of the moment good post
Just be careful what you wish for...
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: This is bl**dy brilliant news!! I have to admit to wondering if we were about to sold but if this is indeed all true then we are in or an exciting few weeks of signings. Just hope RoKo can get the team to gel in time. Now lets start seeing some transfer activity. I also love the term 'short cut to Champions league' and his reference to not wanting players like that around the squad in another interview. Tough talking at last![/p][/quote]Of course if they both go by the end of the week I will look like a prize tw*t[/p][/quote]Watch it you can't have an opinion the usual cretins will jump on you straight away cos they know best !!![/p][/quote]Mmm, aren't you advocating giving up supporting Saints? I definitely have an opinion on that. You would be one of those that walk the 'other way' on match days - I've always wondered what they do with their Saturday afternoons. Are you sure you want that? Choose wisely.... It can't be worse than when Hurlock played instead of Le Tiss..... can it?[/p][/quote]Yes you might be correct supported since 1964 got to think about it things may be said in the heat of the moment good post[/p][/quote]Just be careful what you wish for... Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.
There is a history of the club (under many, many regimes) treating the fans as dirt, Warrens and, of course, we've had this conversation a couple of times. That doesn't seem to be a good excuse for what some on here have said (and still are saying).

I think the thing about the current board is that, while it hasn't always been too clever (It's PR, it's apparent 'keeness' to sell certain players rapidly and what seems to have been the occasional bit of double speak, for example), some people (no names, I'm friendly with some, and even share some of the concerns they've expressed - which might make me at least 10% a neggie myself) have made 2 and 2 equal double figures.

As others have said. THIS IS THE LITMUS TEST. After today's statement, if Spiderman or Jayrod do leave before 31 August (even for £30m a head), I doubt there'll be a fan anywhere in the world who would have an ounce of faith left.

Time will tell, and as I said yesterday, it's all about which new players come in.

Hope the arm's better. See you during the season.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.[/p][/quote]There is a history of the club (under many, many regimes) treating the fans as dirt, Warrens and, of course, we've had this conversation a couple of times. That doesn't seem to be a good excuse for what some on here have said (and still are saying). I think the thing about the current board is that, while it hasn't always been too clever (It's PR, it's apparent 'keeness' to sell certain players rapidly and what seems to have been the occasional bit of double speak, for example), some people (no names, I'm friendly with some, and even share some of the concerns they've expressed - which might make me at least 10% a neggie myself) have made 2 and 2 equal double figures. As others have said. THIS IS THE LITMUS TEST. After today's statement, if Spiderman or Jayrod do leave before 31 August (even for £30m a head), I doubt there'll be a fan anywhere in the world who would have an ounce of faith left. Time will tell, and as I said yesterday, it's all about which new players come in. Hope the arm's better. See you during the season. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saints_alive says...

Just in case it hasnt been shared already:
http://talksport.com
/football/demand-sou
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e-insists-saints-cha
irman-140729104553
Just in case it hasnt been shared already: http://talksport.com /football/demand-sou thampton-duo-not-sal e-insists-saints-cha irman-140729104553 saints_alive
  • Score: 1

6:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

loosehead says...

I remember reading MOPO in for Lalana & it never happened just the London press speculating so who says MOPO is after those two? is it again the London Press?
Do you not think Kreuger must know if he makes this statement & then sells them it's going to be impossible to buy big names as they know any promises made will be broken?
I remember reading MOPO in for Lalana & it never happened just the London press speculating so who says MOPO is after those two? is it again the London Press? Do you not think Kreuger must know if he makes this statement & then sells them it's going to be impossible to buy big names as they know any promises made will be broken? loosehead
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

truelysaints says...

Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Heard it all before, and look what has happened so far.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Heard it all before, and look what has happened so far. truelysaints
  • Score: -3

6:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.
There is a history of the club (under many, many regimes) treating the fans as dirt, Warrens and, of course, we've had this conversation a couple of times. That doesn't seem to be a good excuse for what some on here have said (and still are saying).

I think the thing about the current board is that, while it hasn't always been too clever (It's PR, it's apparent 'keeness' to sell certain players rapidly and what seems to have been the occasional bit of double speak, for example), some people (no names, I'm friendly with some, and even share some of the concerns they've expressed - which might make me at least 10% a neggie myself) have made 2 and 2 equal double figures.

As others have said. THIS IS THE LITMUS TEST. After today's statement, if Spiderman or Jayrod do leave before 31 August (even for £30m a head), I doubt there'll be a fan anywhere in the world who would have an ounce of faith left.

Time will tell, and as I said yesterday, it's all about which new players come in.

Hope the arm's better. See you during the season.
Had a second operation Strass!!! remember how it bled like a badger, well it never stopped, then 2 guys push my wife out of a taxi (after we met before MCFC..I decked them went to hospital for a third time cod it bled like two badgers..what laffs Pip.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.[/p][/quote]There is a history of the club (under many, many regimes) treating the fans as dirt, Warrens and, of course, we've had this conversation a couple of times. That doesn't seem to be a good excuse for what some on here have said (and still are saying). I think the thing about the current board is that, while it hasn't always been too clever (It's PR, it's apparent 'keeness' to sell certain players rapidly and what seems to have been the occasional bit of double speak, for example), some people (no names, I'm friendly with some, and even share some of the concerns they've expressed - which might make me at least 10% a neggie myself) have made 2 and 2 equal double figures. As others have said. THIS IS THE LITMUS TEST. After today's statement, if Spiderman or Jayrod do leave before 31 August (even for £30m a head), I doubt there'll be a fan anywhere in the world who would have an ounce of faith left. Time will tell, and as I said yesterday, it's all about which new players come in. Hope the arm's better. See you during the season.[/p][/quote]Had a second operation Strass!!! remember how it bled like a badger, well it never stopped, then 2 guys push my wife out of a taxi (after we met before MCFC..I decked them went to hospital for a third time cod it bled like two badgers..what laffs Pip. warrens 76
  • Score: 2

6:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

costa gaz wrote:
Didn't really fill me with confidence... But willing to wait to see what happens now.
He was at ease with some questions and stammering with some of the others..... mmmm
Don't think you were listening to the same interview as me!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Didn't really fill me with confidence... But willing to wait to see what happens now. He was at ease with some questions and stammering with some of the others..... mmmm[/p][/quote]Don't think you were listening to the same interview as me! Shareholder
  • Score: -1

6:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

nomorerumours wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Indeed it will! This is great news at last. Like quite a few of the "possies" I never lost faith. Just watch us buy some high quality players and watch RK get the best out of them as well as the existing players and those breaking through from the academy. I've been studying RKs recent track record and one of his great strengths is to get his players to gel quickly. Evidence of this was in the Bournemouth game where we looked like a team that had been playing together for some time. Tadic and Pelle looked at home. Isgrove had a great game as did some others. Ramirez had his best ever 45 minutes for us and it looks like RK will succeed where others failed in finally getting Gaston to justify the fee we paid. Great and exciting times ahead.
Don't worry. Once they've come home and downed a few glasses or tins they'll be out in force!
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Indeed it will! This is great news at last. Like quite a few of the "possies" I never lost faith. Just watch us buy some high quality players and watch RK get the best out of them as well as the existing players and those breaking through from the academy. I've been studying RKs recent track record and one of his great strengths is to get his players to gel quickly. Evidence of this was in the Bournemouth game where we looked like a team that had been playing together for some time. Tadic and Pelle looked at home. Isgrove had a great game as did some others. Ramirez had his best ever 45 minutes for us and it looks like RK will succeed where others failed in finally getting Gaston to justify the fee we paid. Great and exciting times ahead.[/p][/quote]Don't worry. Once they've come home and downed a few glasses or tins they'll be out in force! Shareholder
  • Score: 1

6:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???
Spot on what then. I feel sorry for you Ralph I think Les has stitched you up cause he's fu@ked up big style and trying to take the heat off him self.

Reed Out
I will take this as good news, in fact honest news.

But, if it turns out to be wrong then I do not know what their fall- back would be. Dodging a Mafia contract perhaps, let alone a football one!
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???[/p][/quote]Spot on what then. I feel sorry for you Ralph I think Les has stitched you up cause he's fu@ked up big style and trying to take the heat off him self. Reed Out[/p][/quote]I will take this as good news, in fact honest news. But, if it turns out to be wrong then I do not know what their fall- back would be. Dodging a Mafia contract perhaps, let alone a football one! saintbobby
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Dodging lots of questions right now. talksport
your talking rubbish again gaz!
he answered every question fully and gave straight honest answers, sorry it doesn't sit with your doom and gloom theories but that cant be helped, he didn't stutter at all he chose his words carefully and at one point the phone line became a bit dodgy. get over yourself and we happy clappers might welcome you into the fold with open arms!
he has said this afternoon basically everything I`ve been saying all summer, the players that have gone waned a short cut to champions league footy and didn't want to earn it.
you may not have liked what he said but that's the, now how have the neggies put it? oh yeah that's right, that's the `truth` and the `reality` of the situation.
don't worry though I`m not going to be smug o say `I told you so!`
come and join us gaz its more fun being positive!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Dodging lots of questions right now. talksport[/p][/quote]your talking rubbish again gaz! he answered every question fully and gave straight honest answers, sorry it doesn't sit with your doom and gloom theories but that cant be helped, he didn't stutter at all he chose his words carefully and at one point the phone line became a bit dodgy. get over yourself and we happy clappers might welcome you into the fold with open arms! he has said this afternoon basically everything I`ve been saying all summer, the players that have gone waned a short cut to champions league footy and didn't want to earn it. you may not have liked what he said but that's the, now how have the neggies put it? oh yeah that's right, that's the `truth` and the `reality` of the situation. don't worry though I`m not going to be smug o say `I told you so!` come and join us gaz its more fun being positive! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.
That's right, Gaz, and I'll go further, while you and I have had a spat in the past and while we almost certainly don't share the same opinion much of the time, you fall firmly into the category of genuine fan with convictions. You express your views on good days and bad days as most of us do.

No, the ones I have trouble with (and I like to consider myself to be somewhere down the middle of opinions on here, but glad to be considered ultimately positive unless evidence tells me otherwise) are those who never post when things are fine but jump on here like a rabid dog when they have a chance to moan. You are nothing like that. Btw, what's the score? 6-3, is it?
I've been plenty troubled myself through all this and of course people have views - some as valid and many more valid, better informed and better expressed than mine.

But there comes a point where negativity feeds on itself and is destructive. It makes many feel better to let off steam, but it doesn't actually help the real cause. It's sh!t being in a lifeboat, but blaming the ship's captain and saying we're all doomed doesn't actually help survival.

In particular some comments have been very personal and gratuitously offensive - especially thoughtless screams of crude personal abuse delivered toward Katherina.

Times like this bring out the best and the worst - but hey, as always, we soldier on.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Actually, it'll cheer us all up, after all we are all saints fans who just happen to have have different opinions occasionally.[/p][/quote]That's right, Gaz, and I'll go further, while you and I have had a spat in the past and while we almost certainly don't share the same opinion much of the time, you fall firmly into the category of genuine fan with convictions. You express your views on good days and bad days as most of us do. No, the ones I have trouble with (and I like to consider myself to be somewhere down the middle of opinions on here, but glad to be considered ultimately positive unless evidence tells me otherwise) are those who never post when things are fine but jump on here like a rabid dog when they have a chance to moan. You are nothing like that. Btw, what's the score? 6-3, is it?[/p][/quote]I've been plenty troubled myself through all this and of course people have views - some as valid and many more valid, better informed and better expressed than mine. But there comes a point where negativity feeds on itself and is destructive. It makes many feel better to let off steam, but it doesn't actually help the real cause. It's sh!t being in a lifeboat, but blaming the ship's captain and saying we're all doomed doesn't actually help survival. In particular some comments have been very personal and gratuitously offensive - especially thoughtless screams of crude personal abuse delivered toward Katherina. Times like this bring out the best and the worst - but hey, as always, we soldier on. Confucious
  • Score: 5

6:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

shirty says...

Saints new weekly prize draw.
Each week eight fans will be chosen to line up alongside Southampton F.C.s three players for a ninety minute kick about.
A bonus prize of a season in Liverpool with spending money of £15000 is on offer to anyone who scores a goal.

Rumour is that local estate agent is new shirt sponsor. Front of shirt company name, back of shirt price for sale.
Saints new weekly prize draw. Each week eight fans will be chosen to line up alongside Southampton F.C.s three players for a ninety minute kick about. A bonus prize of a season in Liverpool with spending money of £15000 is on offer to anyone who scores a goal. Rumour is that local estate agent is new shirt sponsor. Front of shirt company name, back of shirt price for sale. shirty
  • Score: -4

6:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Sheffieldsaint says...

I assume that our remaining players will be rewarded with fat new contracts for staying loyal to the club and disproving the fact that the others didn't go just for the money lol.
I assume that our remaining players will be rewarded with fat new contracts for staying loyal to the club and disproving the fact that the others didn't go just for the money lol. Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 3

6:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

BarnetSaint says...

Hell
Just seen the tweet from Morgan
"6 years of an amazing journey"
Destroyed in one hour!"
Hell Just seen the tweet from Morgan "6 years of an amazing journey" Destroyed in one hour!" BarnetSaint
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

st.athan saint says...

What he basically said was " calm down girls ". ffp is designed so clubs like ours cant get into champions league anyway - that's just reality. Enjoy being in PL and maybe a cup win ( which MP could and should have delivered ). OK to dream though - but that's what it is.
What he basically said was " calm down girls ". ffp is designed so clubs like ours cant get into champions league anyway - that's just reality. Enjoy being in PL and maybe a cup win ( which MP could and should have delivered ). OK to dream though - but that's what it is. st.athan saint
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

saintjon127 says...

Simmo13 wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
SouthamptonBoy65 wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan?

SB
We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!!
And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion
Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...but when you show such a lack of loyalty to your club it does beg the question about why you are on the site and whether you are really worth listening to...
- I may be an idiot, but I am a loyal Saints idiot :)
And so am I ok but if you can't see what's going on that's your problem and as I say I have supported since 1964 ok with a season ticket for 23 years and more how does that not make me a fan ?
So simmo13 you've had a season ticket for 23 years and it took this to make you want a refund. Is this the first time or have you done this before? I don't see this as the worst crisis the club has gone through, especially in recent years. By the way I'm not in any way questioning your love of Saints, just wondering why would you consider your season ticket a waste of money before the transfer window has closed.
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonBoy65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]Why? Are you no longer a Saints fan? SB[/p][/quote]We don't really need fans like that....I suspect it is just an infantile reaction...he will get over it...or maybe go and support Pompey or the Cherries...or Man City :) Why is everyone so 'down'...yes it's 'change' but with £100m in the kitty, this could be the most exciting season ever (and much better than our time in League 1 before ML family rescued us!![/p][/quote]And you sound a complete idiot if you don't expect reaction don't come on here ok we all have an opinion[/p][/quote]Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...but when you show such a lack of loyalty to your club it does beg the question about why you are on the site and whether you are really worth listening to... - I may be an idiot, but I am a loyal Saints idiot :)[/p][/quote]And so am I ok but if you can't see what's going on that's your problem and as I say I have supported since 1964 ok with a season ticket for 23 years and more how does that not make me a fan ?[/p][/quote]So simmo13 you've had a season ticket for 23 years and it took this to make you want a refund. Is this the first time or have you done this before? I don't see this as the worst crisis the club has gone through, especially in recent years. By the way I'm not in any way questioning your love of Saints, just wondering why would you consider your season ticket a waste of money before the transfer window has closed. saintjon127
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

baldcoot says...

I hope that the reason they are going no where isn't a case of liver Hampton are relocating to St Marys lol. Coyr
I hope that the reason they are going no where isn't a case of liver Hampton are relocating to St Marys lol. Coyr baldcoot
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

David Crook says...

Saints need new owners and quick,the Club are going in the direction of being sold.
Saints need new owners and quick,the Club are going in the direction of being sold. David Crook
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Clever Dick says...

Just a minute
Its stopped raining
Players signing
Spiders staying
All that cash is for spending
Loads of new players short!y pending
Take us back oh Katharina
Even though the neggie's don't believe ya
Things are looking so much better
Mother father please forget my previous letter.
Just a minute Its stopped raining Players signing Spiders staying All that cash is for spending Loads of new players short!y pending Take us back oh Katharina Even though the neggie's don't believe ya Things are looking so much better Mother father please forget my previous letter. Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

fascia123 says...

Simmo13 wrote:
fascia123 wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Georgethepie wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Simmo13 wrote:
Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!!
This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.
What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.
We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.
I sat in front of supporters like this for two seasons all they did was abuse saint players and sing anti Pompey songs instead of getting behind the team, I used to dread going to a game, complete wa***rs.
And you seem a complete To__er ok this is the first time I have felt like this and have stayed with them through thick and this so keep your dirty mouth to yourself ok.
My money is hard earned so don't need you to tell what you think I have an opinion just like everyone else so go swivel
Opinions are like belly buttons everyone has one but they don't hold much water.
[quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simmo13[/bold] wrote: Tried to get my season ticket money refunded today but was told you can only do that in exceptional circumstances my response was these are but back came such as a bereavement £750 plus absolutely wasted just by renewing early they are just a bunch of sharks why don't they just get out !!![/p][/quote]This isn't Man U. You don't buy a season ticket just to watch big name players, you buy it to support the team.[/p][/quote]What team? Do we still have a decent starting eleven. Relegation fodder that's all this current team is and anyone that pays up 750 quid to see that might need to see a doctor in my opinion.[/p][/quote]We've lost 5 players, brought 2 in and have 92million to spend so let's see what happens between now and the end of the transfer window. Your negativity suggests you are one of those fans who just sits in the stand moaning at every decision or misplaced pass. Stop your whinging and get behind the team.[/p][/quote]I sat in front of supporters like this for two seasons all they did was abuse saint players and sing anti Pompey songs instead of getting behind the team, I used to dread going to a game, complete wa***rs.[/p][/quote]And you seem a complete To__er ok this is the first time I have felt like this and have stayed with them through thick and this so keep your dirty mouth to yourself ok. My money is hard earned so don't need you to tell what you think I have an opinion just like everyone else so go swivel[/p][/quote]Opinions are like belly buttons everyone has one but they don't hold much water. fascia123
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Here is what our rivals have to say about Southampton FC transfers.

"Including future add-ons, Southampton in one transfer window look to have made around £92m for:
- a 32 year old
- a teenage defender
- their club captain
- a defender they just paid £8.5m for
- a teenage defender".

"if they can stay in the league this year (i think they will) then it could look like pretty good business "

"This sets Southampton up for decades!

They could still buy a decent, mid table Swansea/Newcastle quality squad and have money in the bank for when it's needed. They have played this superbly "

"£92m is insane money, and combine it with the massive bump in TV rights and they could be golden for the next 5-10 years if they don't blow it".

"I have to say, I don't understand this Saintsomania. They have some good players, but are Lambert, Lallana, Lovren, Shaw, Rodriguez, Chambers ALL quality?You'd expect them to finish a bit higher than they did then, right? ".

"I like Tadic a lot more, seen a fair bit of him. Think he's going to do well. "

"As we saw with michu one summer you are valued at 20million the next you are off the radar and loaned out ..."

"Southampton have an excellent youth set up.. Up there with the best if not the best.. "

"There are good players out there, what could easily happen is Southampton go out and find a replacement around the same ability or getting the same reactions as Lovren for half what we paid (or less) and it doesn't say much for our scouting or approach to buying".

"I've seen a lot of Pelle - even trained with him! Top bloke who will definitely score goals in the Premiership. Powerful and direct, scored almost every time he got the ball in the sessions I watched."



Just a snip-it of how our rival supporters think about what is going on. Surprisingly they think we have the better deal.

http://forums.liverp
oolfc.com/threads/36
1546-Southampton-Fir
e-Sale
e-Sale
Here is what our rivals have to say about Southampton FC transfers. "Including future add-ons, Southampton in one transfer window look to have made around £92m for: - a 32 year old - a teenage defender - their club captain - a defender they just paid £8.5m for - a teenage defender". "if they can stay in the league this year (i think they will) then it could look like pretty good business " "This sets Southampton up for decades! They could still buy a decent, mid table Swansea/Newcastle quality squad and have money in the bank for when it's needed. They have played this superbly " "£92m is insane money, and combine it with the massive bump in TV rights and they could be golden for the next 5-10 years if they don't blow it". "I have to say, I don't understand this Saintsomania. They have some good players, but are Lambert, Lallana, Lovren, Shaw, Rodriguez, Chambers ALL quality?You'd expect them to finish a bit higher than they did then, right? ". "I like Tadic a lot more, seen a fair bit of him. Think he's going to do well. " "As we saw with michu one summer you are valued at 20million the next you are off the radar and loaned out ..." "Southampton have an excellent youth set up.. Up there with the best if not the best.. " "There are good players out there, what could easily happen is Southampton go out and find a replacement around the same ability or getting the same reactions as Lovren for half what we paid (or less) and it doesn't say much for our scouting or approach to buying". "I've seen a lot of Pelle - even trained with him! Top bloke who will definitely score goals in the Premiership. Powerful and direct, scored almost every time he got the ball in the sessions I watched." Just a snip-it of how our rival supporters think about what is going on. Surprisingly they think we have the better deal. http://forums.liverp oolfc.com/threads/36 1546-Southampton-Fir e-Sale e-Sale deepheat
  • Score: 5

7:08pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Saint Svenner says...

I hope he stays true to his word, as I feel a lot more relieved hearing those words coming out of his mouth!! Like many, I haven't seen the sense of stripping the spine out of our settled growing team, but let's hope we are on the rise now and get some additional quality back in the side! Come on big Ron and come on you saints!!
I hope he stays true to his word, as I feel a lot more relieved hearing those words coming out of his mouth!! Like many, I haven't seen the sense of stripping the spine out of our settled growing team, but let's hope we are on the rise now and get some additional quality back in the side! Come on big Ron and come on you saints!! Saint Svenner
  • Score: 1

7:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Er, check out the new thread everyone......
Er, check out the new thread everyone...... Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

Why are people so upset about a few lazy players being sold for top money, players Dont make a club they couldn't care less money is king.
Why are people so upset about a few lazy players being sold for top money, players Dont make a club they couldn't care less money is king. bigfella777
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

vidman wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why do I keep thinking of Iain Dowie,everytme I see a picture of Ralph?
Ralph has hair Dowie does not. Simple
Hair today,gone tomorrow...oops!
[quote][p][bold]vidman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why do I keep thinking of Iain Dowie,everytme I see a picture of Ralph?[/p][/quote]Ralph has hair Dowie does not. Simple[/p][/quote]Hair today,gone tomorrow...oops! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to.

I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon.

And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.
Unfortunately your hypothesis is faulty. Morgan just spat the dummy!
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to. I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon. And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately your hypothesis is faulty. Morgan just spat the dummy! BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 2

7:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

thinklikealocal says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???
Then they won't get paid, they won't get first team football and their 'desirability' in the transfer market will take a huge dive.....
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: And IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR us !!! Then W H A T ???[/p][/quote]Then they won't get paid, they won't get first team football and their 'desirability' in the transfer market will take a huge dive..... thinklikealocal
  • Score: 1

7:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Benali76 says...

Good news. He could be lying of course but I see no need. It is an absolute statement - no smallprint, no room for misinterpretation. His whole reputation rests on it being true. So why lie? He must have spoken to JayRod and Morgan before this commitment or they would be fuming. Especially when stating the reasons for selling there's was them wanting out and a great financial offer. If any neggie thinks this interview is anything but a positive they have shown their true deceitful and disingenuous colours and their true motivation must be questionable. I remain concerned, it is still a bad summer but today is definitely a good day. Now go out and buy some quality players so we can smugly tell the deliberately negative "ha, told you so".
Good news. He could be lying of course but I see no need. It is an absolute statement - no smallprint, no room for misinterpretation. His whole reputation rests on it being true. So why lie? He must have spoken to JayRod and Morgan before this commitment or they would be fuming. Especially when stating the reasons for selling there's was them wanting out and a great financial offer. If any neggie thinks this interview is anything but a positive they have shown their true deceitful and disingenuous colours and their true motivation must be questionable. I remain concerned, it is still a bad summer but today is definitely a good day. Now go out and buy some quality players so we can smugly tell the deliberately negative "ha, told you so". Benali76
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Benali76 says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
yellowcard wrote:
stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Dan Howard wrote:
I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical.

My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in.

Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence.

We are in an enviable place.

Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana.

Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place.

But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test
How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.
lallana is replaceable so is all the others the only one we struggle to replace is morgan..
Names please. Who would you replace Lallana with to improve our side? Unless you are a big fan of Serbian football or an avid watcher of FC Twente then you are presumably guessing that Tadic is his equal or even better?
Or you could research and tap into the comments of Serbian football and Erivedise who unanimously say the kid is very good.
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yellowcard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: I like the specific re-assurance and would like to see it stick. It was categorical. My take is that Shaw, Chambers and Lallana were overpriced and we cashed in. Lovren wasn't but would have been a disruptive influence. We are in an enviable place. Pelle is at least as good as Rickie and Tadic is almost certainly better than Lallana. Chambers couldn't hold down a 1st Team Place. But Jayrod and Schneiderlin are the litmus test[/p][/quote]How do you know that Tadic is as good as AL? Lallana is the one player who it will be almost impossible to replace as he has/had that elusiveness and guile that is un-coachable. Still, onwards and upwards.[/p][/quote]lallana is replaceable so is all the others the only one we struggle to replace is morgan..[/p][/quote]Names please. Who would you replace Lallana with to improve our side? Unless you are a big fan of Serbian football or an avid watcher of FC Twente then you are presumably guessing that Tadic is his equal or even better?[/p][/quote]Or you could research and tap into the comments of Serbian football and Erivedise who unanimously say the kid is very good. Benali76
  • Score: 1

7:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

thinklikealocal says...

SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
Clyne ,WP and Vic to go instead.
Or maybe domino effect over?
[quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: Clyne ,WP and Vic to go instead.[/p][/quote]Or maybe domino effect over? thinklikealocal
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

This is such a mess, Morgan now trying to push a move through with his tweet.
Morgan had a meeting with Saints today and told the club he wanted to leave and was told "you're not being sold" so he's acted out via social media, in such an unprofessional way.
So looks like we can't trust anyone.
This is such a mess, Morgan now trying to push a move through with his tweet. Morgan had a meeting with Saints today and told the club he wanted to leave and was told "you're not being sold" so he's acted out via social media, in such an unprofessional way. So looks like we can't trust anyone. TGodSFC
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Can Spuds afford to pay what we want for Morgan Schneiderlin never mind for Jay Rodriguez as well?

Maybe that's what Schneiderlin meant when he said "DESTROYED in 1 hour". He found out that Levy has told Poxyitino the deal is off.
Can Spuds afford to pay what we want for Morgan Schneiderlin never mind for Jay Rodriguez as well? Maybe that's what Schneiderlin meant when he said "DESTROYED in 1 hour". He found out that Levy has told Poxyitino the deal is off. deepheat
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

BarnetSaint wrote:
Hell
Just seen the tweet from Morgan
"6 years of an amazing journey"
Destroyed in one hour!"
I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?
[quote][p][bold]BarnetSaint[/bold] wrote: Hell Just seen the tweet from Morgan "6 years of an amazing journey" Destroyed in one hour!"[/p][/quote]I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview? redandy10
  • Score: 1

8:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Forest Saint says...

Is this more rubbish from the board or has someone finally come to their senses. Where was he when all our other players slipped out of the door? Don't worry Morgan, If you chuck enough toys out of your pram I'm sure you'll get your wish to go and join Judas at Spurs in the not too distant future.
Is this more rubbish from the board or has someone finally come to their senses. Where was he when all our other players slipped out of the door? Don't worry Morgan, If you chuck enough toys out of your pram I'm sure you'll get your wish to go and join Judas at Spurs in the not too distant future. Forest Saint
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

paulmsh says...

Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale. paulmsh
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

redandy10 wrote:
BarnetSaint wrote:
Hell
Just seen the tweet from Morgan
"6 years of an amazing journey"
Destroyed in one hour!"
I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?
It's about the meeting he had at saints today about his future for an hour, he stated that he wanted to leave, wants to go to spurs. But was told that he isn't going to be sold, hence the tweet as a reaction.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarnetSaint[/bold] wrote: Hell Just seen the tweet from Morgan "6 years of an amazing journey" Destroyed in one hour!"[/p][/quote]I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?[/p][/quote]It's about the meeting he had at saints today about his future for an hour, he stated that he wanted to leave, wants to go to spurs. But was told that he isn't going to be sold, hence the tweet as a reaction. TGodSFC
  • Score: 1

8:42pm Tue 29 Jul 14

neverhasbeen says...

paulmsh wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.[/p][/quote]Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh. neverhasbeen
  • Score: 2

8:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

fascia123 says...

TGodSFC wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
BarnetSaint wrote:
Hell
Just seen the tweet from Morgan
"6 years of an amazing journey"
Destroyed in one hour!"
I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?
It's about the meeting he had at saints today about his future for an hour, he stated that he wanted to leave, wants to go to spurs. But was told that he isn't going to be sold, hence the tweet as a reaction.
You all keep blaming the owners and the board, however, this time the club have stood up and said no deal, even then the disloyal, money grabbing **** piece comes out via twitter and try's to construct a move, perhaps it is best we let Koeman form a squad that wants to play for him and the badge.

My paranoid side is kicking in with all that has gone on over the last few weeks and think that NC and MOP have something to do with all this.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarnetSaint[/bold] wrote: Hell Just seen the tweet from Morgan "6 years of an amazing journey" Destroyed in one hour!"[/p][/quote]I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?[/p][/quote]It's about the meeting he had at saints today about his future for an hour, he stated that he wanted to leave, wants to go to spurs. But was told that he isn't going to be sold, hence the tweet as a reaction.[/p][/quote]You all keep blaming the owners and the board, however, this time the club have stood up and said no deal, even then the disloyal, money grabbing **** piece comes out via twitter and try's to construct a move, perhaps it is best we let Koeman form a squad that wants to play for him and the badge. My paranoid side is kicking in with all that has gone on over the last few weeks and think that NC and MOP have something to do with all this. fascia123
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Can we please get behind the Board and Manager now and look forward to the new season!!!

I cannot wait to see who comes in, in the next few days (Ralph's words!!!)!!
Can we please get behind the Board and Manager now and look forward to the new season!!! I cannot wait to see who comes in, in the next few days (Ralph's words!!!)!! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 1

8:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

As certain as night follows day they will be sold ! ! !

Saints board are a complete shambles, I feel sorry for Saints fans, the whole mess is unprecedented in the EPL.
As certain as night follows day they will be sold ! ! ! Saints board are a complete shambles, I feel sorry for Saints fans, the whole mess is unprecedented in the EPL. one in the crowd
  • Score: -1

9:20pm Tue 29 Jul 14

paulmsh says...

neverhasbeen wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.
OK. I tried. Bored with la Liga already. Turns out there are only two teams in Spain, so not much competition for Gareth to run rings around.
Looks like I will have to go on supporting saints till I die whatever happens. Also just realised my ticket for Brighton friendly hasn't arrived yet. Now that is a worry.
So time to think positive. Ron is a great a manager, Kat will be happy with just an extra £100 million for now and perhaps there are some quality players available that don't tweet or read the news!
[quote][p][bold]neverhasbeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.[/p][/quote]Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.[/p][/quote]OK. I tried. Bored with la Liga already. Turns out there are only two teams in Spain, so not much competition for Gareth to run rings around. Looks like I will have to go on supporting saints till I die whatever happens. Also just realised my ticket for Brighton friendly hasn't arrived yet. Now that is a worry. So time to think positive. Ron is a great a manager, Kat will be happy with just an extra £100 million for now and perhaps there are some quality players available that don't tweet or read the news! paulmsh
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

loosehead says...

Just seen Morgans tweet? so in Football now you sign a contract which means absolutely nothing.
If a club tries to keep you to that contract you tweet this garbage?
we had players not even putting in transfer requests demanding to leave the club & writing rubbish in the papers.
This doesn't just make it look bad for the Saints this shows what's so wrong with football at this time.
You have players who couldn't even win a World Cup game coming back & making out they're to good for this club?
Where were the offers for all these super stars the year we got promoted?
Football ought to bring out a ruling where any player with a year or more of a contract left to run can not be approached or even apply for a transfer but if the club are happy to part with the player & the players happy to go fine but both parties have to agree with it then notify all the other clubs.
But at this moment in time Southampton who finished 8th could end up losing nearly a whole squad why?
Just seen Morgans tweet? so in Football now you sign a contract which means absolutely nothing. If a club tries to keep you to that contract you tweet this garbage? we had players not even putting in transfer requests demanding to leave the club & writing rubbish in the papers. This doesn't just make it look bad for the Saints this shows what's so wrong with football at this time. You have players who couldn't even win a World Cup game coming back & making out they're to good for this club? Where were the offers for all these super stars the year we got promoted? Football ought to bring out a ruling where any player with a year or more of a contract left to run can not be approached or even apply for a transfer but if the club are happy to part with the player & the players happy to go fine but both parties have to agree with it then notify all the other clubs. But at this moment in time Southampton who finished 8th could end up losing nearly a whole squad why? loosehead
  • Score: 2

9:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SaintMiddleton says...

finally the balls are in the building better late then never. lets take it on the chin and move forward. "Always look on the brightside of life"
finally the balls are in the building better late then never. lets take it on the chin and move forward. "Always look on the brightside of life" SaintMiddleton
  • Score: 0

10:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

fascia123 says...

loosehead wrote:
Just seen Morgans tweet? so in Football now you sign a contract which means absolutely nothing.
If a club tries to keep you to that contract you tweet this garbage?
we had players not even putting in transfer requests demanding to leave the club & writing rubbish in the papers.
This doesn't just make it look bad for the Saints this shows what's so wrong with football at this time.
You have players who couldn't even win a World Cup game coming back & making out they're to good for this club?
Where were the offers for all these super stars the year we got promoted?
Football ought to bring out a ruling where any player with a year or more of a contract left to run can not be approached or even apply for a transfer but if the club are happy to part with the player & the players happy to go fine but both parties have to agree with it then notify all the other clubs.
But at this moment in time Southampton who finished 8th could end up losing nearly a whole squad why?
Someone like NC or MOP are feeding **** in the players ears and unsettling them.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Just seen Morgans tweet? so in Football now you sign a contract which means absolutely nothing. If a club tries to keep you to that contract you tweet this garbage? we had players not even putting in transfer requests demanding to leave the club & writing rubbish in the papers. This doesn't just make it look bad for the Saints this shows what's so wrong with football at this time. You have players who couldn't even win a World Cup game coming back & making out they're to good for this club? Where were the offers for all these super stars the year we got promoted? Football ought to bring out a ruling where any player with a year or more of a contract left to run can not be approached or even apply for a transfer but if the club are happy to part with the player & the players happy to go fine but both parties have to agree with it then notify all the other clubs. But at this moment in time Southampton who finished 8th could end up losing nearly a whole squad why?[/p][/quote]Someone like NC or MOP are feeding **** in the players ears and unsettling them. fascia123
  • Score: -1

10:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Pooley wrote:
so, so confused.... my brain hurts....
Why - what he said was pretty clear and emphatic. Now all he has to do it stick to it.
[quote][p][bold]Pooley[/bold] wrote: so, so confused.... my brain hurts....[/p][/quote]Why - what he said was pretty clear and emphatic. Now all he has to do it stick to it. jls217
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Letissthelastoftheloyal says...

F Fan wrote:
Thought nothing else could surprises me this summer but I was wrong. What good and unexpected news.
Don't believe this for one minute. They will sell trust me. He said no one will leave before the begining of the season. Not before the window shuts. We have received 92million and are lucky if they spend 25million. It's obvious what's happening. They are just trying to stop the many season ticket holders demanding a refund.
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: Thought nothing else could surprises me this summer but I was wrong. What good and unexpected news.[/p][/quote]Don't believe this for one minute. They will sell trust me. He said no one will leave before the begining of the season. Not before the window shuts. We have received 92million and are lucky if they spend 25million. It's obvious what's happening. They are just trying to stop the many season ticket holders demanding a refund. Letissthelastoftheloyal
  • Score: -1

10:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.
Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.
It only meant that to those who chose to see it all that way Warrens. In the absence of any sort of concrete evidence it meant nothing like an asset stripping exercise to me and a great many others on here.

I can remember the days when we fans were seen as scum by shareholders. They were heard to refer to us as thus.

I don't think we are treated as royalty by any stretch but we are seen as a much required source of income and are treated far better as a result - just look at how modern grounds are, the services etc.
I do agree that the board could have handled the fans and the way they have communicated with us in a far more considerate manner and it seems from Ralph's interview he is aware of that - the measure is how much he is prepared to do to correct that.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. This will upset the neggies.[/p][/quote]Confucious I genuinely like your posts, indeed your calling is definately a superb satirist (if you are not already) BUT, ABER, PERO, MAIS all the actions up until this statement indicated nothing but an asset strip, do not blame the 'neggies' blame the club, who as is worthy of our long tradition treat the fans as dirt.[/p][/quote]It only meant that to those who chose to see it all that way Warrens. In the absence of any sort of concrete evidence it meant nothing like an asset stripping exercise to me and a great many others on here. I can remember the days when we fans were seen as scum by shareholders. They were heard to refer to us as thus. I don't think we are treated as royalty by any stretch but we are seen as a much required source of income and are treated far better as a result - just look at how modern grounds are, the services etc. I do agree that the board could have handled the fans and the way they have communicated with us in a far more considerate manner and it seems from Ralph's interview he is aware of that - the measure is how much he is prepared to do to correct that. jls217
  • Score: -1

10:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley76 says...

TGodSFC wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
BarnetSaint wrote:
Hell
Just seen the tweet from Morgan
"6 years of an amazing journey"
Destroyed in one hour!"
I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?
It's about the meeting he had at saints today about his future for an hour, he stated that he wanted to leave, wants to go to spurs. But was told that he isn't going to be sold, hence the tweet as a reaction.
If any of us did that to our employer we would be sacked on the spot.....fine him the max' and stick him in the reserves for a year to cool off...unacceptable behaviour from someone who considers himself a professional and an appalling example to youngsters who admired him...
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarnetSaint[/bold] wrote: Hell Just seen the tweet from Morgan "6 years of an amazing journey" Destroyed in one hour!"[/p][/quote]I've just seen it, what on earth is he on about? The Ralph interview?[/p][/quote]It's about the meeting he had at saints today about his future for an hour, he stated that he wanted to leave, wants to go to spurs. But was told that he isn't going to be sold, hence the tweet as a reaction.[/p][/quote]If any of us did that to our employer we would be sacked on the spot.....fine him the max' and stick him in the reserves for a year to cool off...unacceptable behaviour from someone who considers himself a professional and an appalling example to youngsters who admired him... Wembley76
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

7saint7 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
bathsaints wrote:
If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...
I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.
Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme


mber his Charlton days?
I think he needs to be sacked. That would be the best thing for southampton FC . And would be seen as a step in the right direction.
This a man's job, his career, the method by which he feeds his family and yet for no other reason than you seem to dislike the man you want him sacked. That's an attitude that does not reflect well on you and your thought processes.
Don't know if you are of working age or working bent but if we were to turn up at your place of work or putting it all over FB that we think you should lose your job because we didn't like you - How would you feel?
The reason Les Reed got his job in the first place was because he's one of the best around. Now if you think you can do better feel free to apply for the post - Saints would love to have you on board I'm sure. Well up until people on here started calling for your sacking for some unwarranted reason or another. Now take a look at your evidence for your stance and ask whether yours is a reasoned and reasonable one.
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...[/p][/quote]I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.[/p][/quote]Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme mber his Charlton days?[/p][/quote]I think he needs to be sacked. That would be the best thing for southampton FC . And would be seen as a step in the right direction.[/p][/quote]This a man's job, his career, the method by which he feeds his family and yet for no other reason than you seem to dislike the man you want him sacked. That's an attitude that does not reflect well on you and your thought processes. Don't know if you are of working age or working bent but if we were to turn up at your place of work or putting it all over FB that we think you should lose your job because we didn't like you - How would you feel? The reason Les Reed got his job in the first place was because he's one of the best around. Now if you think you can do better feel free to apply for the post - Saints would love to have you on board I'm sure. Well up until people on here started calling for your sacking for some unwarranted reason or another. Now take a look at your evidence for your stance and ask whether yours is a reasoned and reasonable one. jls217
  • Score: 1

10:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

montyplum wrote:
What a load of old TOSH....we have signed only 2 players...lost 5 ....they said they would reinvest all pennies that we got for the players that have left now Kruger is saying we won't be hurried into buying players...3weeks to go before we start the prem again.... And it seems we are no farther forward just backwards I feel
Yes, I think it's justifiable and perfeclty reasonable you would feel backwards.
[quote][p][bold]montyplum[/bold] wrote: What a load of old TOSH....we have signed only 2 players...lost 5 ....they said they would reinvest all pennies that we got for the players that have left now Kruger is saying we won't be hurried into buying players...3weeks to go before we start the prem again.... And it seems we are no farther forward just backwards I feel[/p][/quote]Yes, I think it's justifiable and perfeclty reasonable you would feel backwards. jls217
  • Score: -2

10:42pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wembley76 says...

jls217 wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
bathsaints wrote:
If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...
I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.
Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme



mber his Charlton days?
I think he needs to be sacked. That would be the best thing for southampton FC . And would be seen as a step in the right direction.
This a man's job, his career, the method by which he feeds his family and yet for no other reason than you seem to dislike the man you want him sacked. That's an attitude that does not reflect well on you and your thought processes.
Don't know if you are of working age or working bent but if we were to turn up at your place of work or putting it all over FB that we think you should lose your job because we didn't like you - How would you feel?
The reason Les Reed got his job in the first place was because he's one of the best around. Now if you think you can do better feel free to apply for the post - Saints would love to have you on board I'm sure. Well up until people on here started calling for your sacking for some unwarranted reason or another. Now take a look at your evidence for your stance and ask whether yours is a reasoned and reasonable one.
Well said!!! The guy is working all the hours....and doing his ver best for Saints...these are exceptional times, and you can see from MS tweet that there is a cancer in the club that needs to be cut out....and it is not the manager or the board....we should look to the NC / MPo legacy...
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: If this is true then it is the best news we have had in this transfer window but struggling to believe anything that comes from the board at the moment. Hope I am proved wrong and he sticks to his word. We really don't need to sell anyone unless we were having our assests stripped so they don't need to go. Come on Ralph and Les stay true to your word...[/p][/quote]I think Freddy will stay true to his word . But as for Les Reed to stay true to his word is like asking a fish to stay out of water.[/p][/quote]Reed needs to leave and let us get on with it..............reme mber his Charlton days?[/p][/quote]I think he needs to be sacked. That would be the best thing for southampton FC . And would be seen as a step in the right direction.[/p][/quote]This a man's job, his career, the method by which he feeds his family and yet for no other reason than you seem to dislike the man you want him sacked. That's an attitude that does not reflect well on you and your thought processes. Don't know if you are of working age or working bent but if we were to turn up at your place of work or putting it all over FB that we think you should lose your job because we didn't like you - How would you feel? The reason Les Reed got his job in the first place was because he's one of the best around. Now if you think you can do better feel free to apply for the post - Saints would love to have you on board I'm sure. Well up until people on here started calling for your sacking for some unwarranted reason or another. Now take a look at your evidence for your stance and ask whether yours is a reasoned and reasonable one.[/p][/quote]Well said!!! The guy is working all the hours....and doing his ver best for Saints...these are exceptional times, and you can see from MS tweet that there is a cancer in the club that needs to be cut out....and it is not the manager or the board....we should look to the NC / MPo legacy... Wembley76
  • Score: 2

10:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
Thank God it's not Les Reed saying J-Rod and Morgan are not for sell.
Ok Feddy Krueger has spoken and he's not the kind of bullsh*tter like Reed is thats for sure.
Reed will only have ever acted upon the instruction of KL and KR. He doesn't set policy.
Thank you Swede - absolutely correct. This person is posting on here to try to get Les Reed sacked - I hope this deranged fool is very proud of their distorted thinking.
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: Thank God it's not Les Reed saying J-Rod and Morgan are not for sell. Ok Feddy Krueger has spoken and he's not the kind of bullsh*tter like Reed is thats for sure.[/p][/quote]Reed will only have ever acted upon the instruction of KL and KR. He doesn't set policy.[/p][/quote]Thank you Swede - absolutely correct. This person is posting on here to try to get Les Reed sacked - I hope this deranged fool is very proud of their distorted thinking. jls217
  • Score: 1

10:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

michael67 says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to.

I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon.

And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.
if they refuse to play they turn up every working day in shirt and tie, blazer and sit and watch their team mates train and play. They should not be allowed to train during the working day or kick a football. But sit and watch real professionals honor their contracts. I would still play them their wages , I doubt it would take more than a few weeks before they both asked to train and play their Little hearts out. Thus returning to the fold. But this approach would take balls which i doubt the command structure has.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Ok, this is interesting ... kind of a litmus test statement. He's not saying "we will try not to sell players", or "If they do go it will be in the best interests of Saints"; he's nailed his colours to the mast with this statement, and now there is something to hold him to. I'm repeating myself to say that there was no way the board or anyone else could have stopped previous transfers, and to be honest there's nothing to stop MS or JR going if they also refuse to play for the club ever again. But as far as I can see Krueger would only have said this if the club had had extensive talks with these two players and got their agreement to stay first; it would be far too embarrassing otherwise! I would therefore expect a statement about MS being captain soon. And then I would expect a few new signings to start arriving. And maybe by October we can realistically start assessing this transfer window.[/p][/quote]if they refuse to play they turn up every working day in shirt and tie, blazer and sit and watch their team mates train and play. They should not be allowed to train during the working day or kick a football. But sit and watch real professionals honor their contracts. I would still play them their wages , I doubt it would take more than a few weeks before they both asked to train and play their Little hearts out. Thus returning to the fold. But this approach would take balls which i doubt the command structure has. michael67
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Last night I wrote....

iswhite10 wrote:
"Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried.
Please guys at St Mary's what's going on?
What's the strategy?
What's the Plan, five year or otherwise.
I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all.
No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership.
I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan.
When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen.
But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is.
The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what?
I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are.
How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend.
That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan.
Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now."

Today....
Thank you Ralph for today's statement.
To the naysayers, the club have spoken to us directly and addressed head on the questions being asked.
Thus far and no further with regard to Morgan and Jay.
Money being reinvested.
Couldn't stop those seeking/promised Champions League football from leaving.
We'll await events in the remainder of the transfer window.
Can't wait for this period to be over and the football to start again.
Tentatively hopeful....
What a difference a day makes
Only 24 hours

I could turn that into a song and buy Saints a keeper with the royalties.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Last night I wrote.... iswhite10 wrote: "Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried. Please guys at St Mary's what's going on? What's the strategy? What's the Plan, five year or otherwise. I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all. No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership. I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan. When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen. But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is. The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what? I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are. How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend. That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan. Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now." Today.... Thank you Ralph for today's statement. To the naysayers, the club have spoken to us directly and addressed head on the questions being asked. Thus far and no further with regard to Morgan and Jay. Money being reinvested. Couldn't stop those seeking/promised Champions League football from leaving. We'll await events in the remainder of the transfer window. Can't wait for this period to be over and the football to start again. Tentatively hopeful....[/p][/quote]What a difference a day makes Only 24 hours I could turn that into a song and buy Saints a keeper with the royalties. jls217
  • Score: 0

10:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

neverhasbeen wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.
Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........
[quote][p][bold]neverhasbeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.[/p][/quote]Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.[/p][/quote]Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........ jls217
  • Score: 1

11:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

I think he is actually being honest. "They will not be sold this summer"

Jayrod will be nearing recovery or almost fit at the end of January - and Morgan will be spitting blood
I think he is actually being honest. "They will not be sold this summer" Jayrod will be nearing recovery or almost fit at the end of January - and Morgan will be spitting blood Saints n Winners
  • Score: -1

11:19pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SodburySaint93 says...

Don't believe a word of what's said by anyone at the club anymore

My view, sorry if I upset any happy clappers or neggies
Don't believe a word of what's said by anyone at the club anymore My view, sorry if I upset any happy clappers or neggies SodburySaint93
  • Score: -1

11:26pm Tue 29 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

Guys, calm down. They are not for sale. That is exactly what they said about Shaw, Lallana, Lovren etc. Player power and most importantly agent power rules football these days. Agents and players are above the board nowadays. Wrong, but it's how it is.

I expect to see both these players in their Spurs shirts sooner rather than later.
Guys, calm down. They are not for sale. That is exactly what they said about Shaw, Lallana, Lovren etc. Player power and most importantly agent power rules football these days. Agents and players are above the board nowadays. Wrong, but it's how it is. I expect to see both these players in their Spurs shirts sooner rather than later. 03alpe01
  • Score: -1

11:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.
Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer. jls217
  • Score: 0

11:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SodburySaint93 says...

jls217 wrote:
Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.
Yeah

big problems - we sell and make money

sorry jls217 - I'm not a Lowe fan or for that matter a Krueger fan

Just mearly a Saints fan
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.[/p][/quote]Yeah big problems - we sell and make money sorry jls217 - I'm not a Lowe fan or for that matter a Krueger fan Just mearly a Saints fan SodburySaint93
  • Score: -1

11:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

jls217 wrote:
Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.
Yeah,he was always more misguided than bad,and despite it all he deserves a bit of respect for telling the "North London Yobbos" to do one,it didn't make any difference in the end,but at least he had the bottle to stand up to them..more than any of this lot seem prepared to do,but then again,maybe they've been told not to.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.[/p][/quote]Yeah,he was always more misguided than bad,and despite it all he deserves a bit of respect for telling the "North London Yobbos" to do one,it didn't make any difference in the end,but at least he had the bottle to stand up to them..more than any of this lot seem prepared to do,but then again,maybe they've been told not to. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -1

11:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
jls217 wrote:
Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.
Yeah,he was always more misguided than bad,and despite it all he deserves a bit of respect for telling the "North London Yobbos" to do one,it didn't make any difference in the end,but at least he had the bottle to stand up to them..more than any of this lot seem prepared to do,but then again,maybe they've been told not to.
Yes,I know they've just said the Tottenham targets aren't for sale,but that could just be tactical..who knows?The only thing that is certain is that eleven players representing Southampton,will be lining up at Anfield in a few weeks time.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Just listened to an interview with Rupert Lowe on Talksport. Excellent interview he was very supportive of Saints and explained very clearly the problems a chairman has when a big club comes in with big money and the player and the agent start getting carried away with the money on offer.[/p][/quote]Yeah,he was always more misguided than bad,and despite it all he deserves a bit of respect for telling the "North London Yobbos" to do one,it didn't make any difference in the end,but at least he had the bottle to stand up to them..more than any of this lot seem prepared to do,but then again,maybe they've been told not to.[/p][/quote]Yes,I know they've just said the Tottenham targets aren't for sale,but that could just be tactical..who knows?The only thing that is certain is that eleven players representing Southampton,will be lining up at Anfield in a few weeks time. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -1

12:01am Wed 30 Jul 14

yellowlovebus says...

jls217 wrote:
neverhasbeen wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.
Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........
paulmsh
Sorry mate.
you're not worthy of supporting the saints. I've been Red and White for 50+ years and have never doubted the professionals but, I'm sure you could do a better job but I bet your on JSA **** !!! lets trust in the board and management and then and only then, when it goes wrong we stand together to say "We told you"
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neverhasbeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.[/p][/quote]Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.[/p][/quote]Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........[/p][/quote]paulmsh Sorry mate. you're not worthy of supporting the saints. I've been Red and White for 50+ years and have never doubted the professionals but, I'm sure you could do a better job but I bet your on JSA **** !!! lets trust in the board and management and then and only then, when it goes wrong we stand together to say "We told you" yellowlovebus
  • Score: 0

12:18am Wed 30 Jul 14

SAINT NZ says...

I for one is looking forward to the rebuild. We may end up with a pretty good team non poch team a RK team.......just think maybe 2 weeks to build one is a very short period...with pool away first up.....love a point up there.............im happy to cash in on players who don't want to play for us...and build a team that does............
I for one is looking forward to the rebuild. We may end up with a pretty good team non poch team a RK team.......just think maybe 2 weeks to build one is a very short period...with pool away first up.....love a point up there.............im happy to cash in on players who don't want to play for us...and build a team that does............ SAINT NZ
  • Score: 2

1:30am Wed 30 Jul 14

thomasupton says...

With the way things stand at the moment we will defiantly be back in the championship next season. We currently have a reserve team at best. Half the ground will be closed by the end of the new season. Mark my words.
With the way things stand at the moment we will defiantly be back in the championship next season. We currently have a reserve team at best. Half the ground will be closed by the end of the new season. Mark my words. thomasupton
  • Score: -4

4:40am Wed 30 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

Pooley wrote:
so, so confused.... my brain hurts....
y brain hurts as well.

I think t's about time the Club receives a statement from Katherine on what her plans are for the future.

Now is the time to speak
[quote][p][bold]Pooley[/bold] wrote: so, so confused.... my brain hurts....[/p][/quote]y brain hurts as well. I think t's about time the Club receives a statement from Katherine on what her plans are for the future. Now is the time to speak Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 0

6:51am Wed 30 Jul 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

All the sales so far )apart maybe from Rickie) have been down to Les Reed's half baked statements several weeks back when he as good as invited clubs to come and buy our players as long as the price is right. Either that was incompetence or deliberate. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Bring some quality in now please...
All the sales so far )apart maybe from Rickie) have been down to Les Reed's half baked statements several weeks back when he as good as invited clubs to come and buy our players as long as the price is right. Either that was incompetence or deliberate. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Bring some quality in now please... Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: -1

8:20am Wed 30 Jul 14

#1fanatic says...

it's a ploy, read a transcript of the meeting
Ralph- Hi Morgan sit down
Morgan- Bonjour Ralph Qui Qui
Ralph- What we are doing today Morgan is putting out a statement suggesting we aren't selling you or da J'rod .
Morgan- Qui
Ralph- What we suggest is, you voice your digust over Twitter or instagram you know young folk love that stuff and it's uber trendy.
Morgan- Qui Qui
Ralph- So once you've done that we will have no choice but to sell you as your unhappy about staying.
Morgan- Qui Ralph this I can do as MOPO has offered me a new Tonka toy to play with on the subs bench while I never play at Spurs. You know Adam got a toy truck and leg warmers as it is very very cold in Liverpool. Also gets extra cold on the subs bench up there. Louis offered Luke some burgers and told him to chill on the subs bench to as it is also very very cold and wet in Manchester. Le burgers will warm him up.
Ralph- Well thanks for your time Morgan and txt me when your done. MOPO is going to sort things out for you next week. Adios Amigo.
Morgan- No problem Ralph and thanks for the escape route, Au revoir

THE END
it's a ploy, read a transcript of the meeting Ralph- Hi Morgan sit down Morgan- Bonjour Ralph Qui Qui Ralph- What we are doing today Morgan is putting out a statement suggesting we aren't selling you or da J'rod . Morgan- Qui Ralph- What we suggest is, you voice your digust over Twitter or instagram you know young folk love that stuff and it's uber trendy. Morgan- Qui Qui Ralph- So once you've done that we will have no choice but to sell you as your unhappy about staying. Morgan- Qui Ralph this I can do as MOPO has offered me a new Tonka toy to play with on the subs bench while I never play at Spurs. You know Adam got a toy truck and leg warmers as it is very very cold in Liverpool. Also gets extra cold on the subs bench up there. Louis offered Luke some burgers and told him to chill on the subs bench to as it is also very very cold and wet in Manchester. Le burgers will warm him up. Ralph- Well thanks for your time Morgan and txt me when your done. MOPO is going to sort things out for you next week. Adios Amigo. Morgan- No problem Ralph and thanks for the escape route, Au revoir THE END #1fanatic
  • Score: 0

8:35am Wed 30 Jul 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

I phoned Talksport yesterday afternoon and got on air 10 mins before
Ralph Krueger did, I felt angry with the way the Club had been letting our players go and I wanted the host's of the show to make sure that they asked the questions every Saints fan wanted answers to, Why were they being sold, was the club up for sale,why so few incoming replacement players,was it asset stripping, ect,ect,ect, and I can honestly say that after listening to the whole interview on the radio,(the written interview does not come across as the same) Ralph Krueger came over as an excellent communicator(albeit a bit late),he answered every question with honesty & integrity, did not give any "Political" answers, did not dodge any important point of conversation, gave assurances regarding the Clubs future, indeed even chuckled when asked if the club was up for sale, backed Ronald Koeman and promised that if necessary all money raised from player sales would go back in to the team in transfer fee's and wages, had a pop at "Ego" Pochettino and blocked the sale in this transfer window on Schneiderlin & Rodriguez, although personally I think if Spurs come back with £30+ million for Schneiderlin, we will sale rightly or wrongly.
I hope my judgement is not miss placed and I have been sold a bloody big Kipper, but I felt so much better after listening to him talk about the club and what the aims are that there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel.
If we can get these players in that we are being linked with, 3 or 4 this week then maybe we can put a strong team together to start the season and catch a few teams by surprise, I think we have left this late to be bringing in so many new players, but that's whats happened and the club have now got to get on with it and start the fight back,with 100% backing from the clubs brilliant fans.
COYS
I phoned Talksport yesterday afternoon and got on air 10 mins before Ralph Krueger did, I felt angry with the way the Club had been letting our players go and I wanted the host's of the show to make sure that they asked the questions every Saints fan wanted answers to, Why were they being sold, was the club up for sale,why so few incoming replacement players,was it asset stripping, ect,ect,ect, and I can honestly say that after listening to the whole interview on the radio,(the written interview does not come across as the same) Ralph Krueger came over as an excellent communicator(albeit a bit late),he answered every question with honesty & integrity, did not give any "Political" answers, did not dodge any important point of conversation, gave assurances regarding the Clubs future, indeed even chuckled when asked if the club was up for sale, backed Ronald Koeman and promised that if necessary all money raised from player sales would go back in to the team in transfer fee's and wages, had a pop at "Ego" Pochettino and blocked the sale in this transfer window on Schneiderlin & Rodriguez, although personally I think if Spurs come back with £30+ million for Schneiderlin, we will sale rightly or wrongly. I hope my judgement is not miss placed and I have been sold a bloody big Kipper, but I felt so much better after listening to him talk about the club and what the aims are that there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel. If we can get these players in that we are being linked with, 3 or 4 this week then maybe we can put a strong team together to start the season and catch a few teams by surprise, I think we have left this late to be bringing in so many new players, but that's whats happened and the club have now got to get on with it and start the fight back,with 100% backing from the clubs brilliant fans. COYS SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 1

9:05am Wed 30 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

Well, I've not listened to the interview but reading what was said, I'm relieved the club is not for sale, and am very happy to be proved wrong with regards to my post the other morning and the French newspaper/website article. I fully support the club living within its means, and am glad that we can continue to do so under Katarina. With Ralph coming out saying that no more players will be sold, rather than Les, I'm hoping this is the case. With the rumoured 3 new players due in things look better than they did at the beginning of the week. I'm not sure we'll beat Liverpool in two weeks time, but I hope we stuff them on the return leg!
Well, I've not listened to the interview but reading what was said, I'm relieved the club is not for sale, and am very happy to be proved wrong with regards to my post the other morning and the French newspaper/website article. I fully support the club living within its means, and am glad that we can continue to do so under Katarina. With Ralph coming out saying that no more players will be sold, rather than Les, I'm hoping this is the case. With the rumoured 3 new players due in things look better than they did at the beginning of the week. I'm not sure we'll beat Liverpool in two weeks time, but I hope we stuff them on the return leg! Ozmosis
  • Score: 1

9:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

Oh, and the next time England scouts come looking for players to include in the nation team, tell them to feck off! ;-)
Oh, and the next time England scouts come looking for players to include in the nation team, tell them to feck off! ;-) Ozmosis
  • Score: 1

9:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

paulmsh says...

jls217 wrote:
neverhasbeen wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.
Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........
OK. I tried. Bored with la Liga already. Turns out there are only two teams in Spain, so not much competition for Gareth to run rings around.
Looks like I will have to go on supporting Saints till I die whatever happens. Also just realised my ticket for Brighton friendly hasn't arrived yet. Now that is a worry.
So time to think positive. Ron is a great a manager, Kat will be happy with just an extra £100 million for now and perhaps there are some quality players available that don't tweet or read the news!
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neverhasbeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.[/p][/quote]Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.[/p][/quote]Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........[/p][/quote]OK. I tried. Bored with la Liga already. Turns out there are only two teams in Spain, so not much competition for Gareth to run rings around. Looks like I will have to go on supporting Saints till I die whatever happens. Also just realised my ticket for Brighton friendly hasn't arrived yet. Now that is a worry. So time to think positive. Ron is a great a manager, Kat will be happy with just an extra £100 million for now and perhaps there are some quality players available that don't tweet or read the news! paulmsh
  • Score: -1

9:08am Wed 30 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

"Not sold this summer".........Janu
ary it is then
"Not sold this summer".........Janu ary it is then J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

9:14am Wed 30 Jul 14

BarnetSaint says...

They will both be leaving Kruger and you know it.
It's just a matter of when.
Negotiations will commence with reed and levy.
Only one winner there.
They will both be leaving Kruger and you know it. It's just a matter of when. Negotiations will commence with reed and levy. Only one winner there. BarnetSaint
  • Score: 0

9:32am Wed 30 Jul 14

jls217 says...

paulmsh wrote:
jls217 wrote:
neverhasbeen wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them?

To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s.

Goodbye.
Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)
A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else!
What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked.
Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt.
I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now.
So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.
Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.
Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........
OK. I tried. Bored with la Liga already. Turns out there are only two teams in Spain, so not much competition for Gareth to run rings around.
Looks like I will have to go on supporting Saints till I die whatever happens. Also just realised my ticket for Brighton friendly hasn't arrived yet. Now that is a worry.
So time to think positive. Ron is a great a manager, Kat will be happy with just an extra £100 million for now and perhaps there are some quality players available that don't tweet or read the news!
There you go, knew you'd pull through. LoL. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
They are all going to screw me, you and the club as a whole for their own ends mate. We may as well get resigned to that.
But at least if you sit on the pink and fluffy cloud of occasional self delusion you don't end up being all bitter, twisted and miserable about the impending rim fisting that you're going to get from players, board, owner, FIFA and the pie making company.
Not sure I want, at my cremation, for someone to be able to say, "You know he really was one miserable, negative t--t". I'd rather they didn't turn up 'cos I was one miserable, negative t--t. We missed you for a short while there.
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neverhasbeen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: The time has come to accept that the club I have supported for the last 45 years is no longer recognisable. Like so many players (plus a manager and a chairman), I have come to realise over the last year that my future lies elsewhere. Not another club of course, just need a break from English domestic football. I have been laying awake some nights recently, wondering what is going on at Saints and frankly that’s just not on. So time to stop caring. First a huge thank you to Markus, Nicola, Nigel & Rickie in particular for the last five joyous seasons. No bitterness toward other players that now want to leave. Who can blame them? To the current owner and board, I am truly sorry that you appear to have fallen on hard times financially. Just to show I’m not bitter about the way you are destroying the club to rake in every penny you can, I will happily send you a tenner so you can all afford a coffee at the next board meeting. You can also have my Saints scarf, shirt and jacket for the final jumble sale when you close St Mary’s. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable.....I have supported the club for 40 years, (so you have 5 on me).and they got relegated in my first season...frankly there have been a lot more 'downs' than 'up's in that period...but we have continued supporting Saints...so why would you leave now?? This year does not represent the lowest low, just a set back and exciting prospect of seeing a great manager (without an ego) build a strong team of talented youngsters....me thinks your bluffing Paul and once the weather cools a little, you will be back in your place at St Mary's...because we love Saints and we are not with them just for the 'good times'!!! (or did you take a 'sabbatical' when they were in Lge 1?)[/p][/quote]A. Hope I'm wrong and you are right. In fact here I am an couple of hours later checking the news. I may have to try hypnotherapy. This the lowest low, because where is the hope? When Rupert was pushing us to the brink of extinction, I knew there would come a time when he was gone. When we were -10 points in league there was a real fighting spirit around St Mary's . Now there is a board that are either incompetent or actively asset stripping . Kat doesn't seem to care about anything but money and understandably the players want to be somewhere..anywhere else! What's more this is going to drag on and on while Kat waits for the impossible . A high bid for the club that has had the heart ripped out of it and on its way to relegation before a ball has been kicked. Just hope her accountants don't get creative and start piling the club with debt. I had thought of giving them the benefit of the doubt until the transfer window closes. But it's all too obvious now. So it's La Liga for me now. Always enjoyed watching Gareth bale.[/p][/quote]Maybe it would be better to support real local clubs, like Sholing or Eastleigh.[/p][/quote]Off you go then. Will really miss your positivity and rational analysis, byeeeeeeee........[/p][/quote]OK. I tried. Bored with la Liga already. Turns out there are only two teams in Spain, so not much competition for Gareth to run rings around. Looks like I will have to go on supporting Saints till I die whatever happens. Also just realised my ticket for Brighton friendly hasn't arrived yet. Now that is a worry. So time to think positive. Ron is a great a manager, Kat will be happy with just an extra £100 million for now and perhaps there are some quality players available that don't tweet or read the news![/p][/quote]There you go, knew you'd pull through. LoL. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. They are all going to screw me, you and the club as a whole for their own ends mate. We may as well get resigned to that. But at least if you sit on the pink and fluffy cloud of occasional self delusion you don't end up being all bitter, twisted and miserable about the impending rim fisting that you're going to get from players, board, owner, FIFA and the pie making company. Not sure I want, at my cremation, for someone to be able to say, "You know he really was one miserable, negative t--t". I'd rather they didn't turn up 'cos I was one miserable, negative t--t. We missed you for a short while there. jls217
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9:46am Wed 30 Jul 14

jls217 says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
I phoned Talksport yesterday afternoon and got on air 10 mins before
Ralph Krueger did, I felt angry with the way the Club had been letting our players go and I wanted the host's of the show to make sure that they asked the questions every Saints fan wanted answers to, Why were they being sold, was the club up for sale,why so few incoming replacement players,was it asset stripping, ect,ect,ect, and I can honestly say that after listening to the whole interview on the radio,(the written interview does not come across as the same) Ralph Krueger came over as an excellent communicator(albeit a bit late),he answered every question with honesty & integrity, did not give any "Political" answers, did not dodge any important point of conversation, gave assurances regarding the Clubs future, indeed even chuckled when asked if the club was up for sale, backed Ronald Koeman and promised that if necessary all money raised from player sales would go back in to the team in transfer fee's and wages, had a pop at "Ego" Pochettino and blocked the sale in this transfer window on Schneiderlin & Rodriguez, although personally I think if Spurs come back with £30+ million for Schneiderlin, we will sale rightly or wrongly.
I hope my judgement is not miss placed and I have been sold a bloody big Kipper, but I felt so much better after listening to him talk about the club and what the aims are that there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel.
If we can get these players in that we are being linked with, 3 or 4 this week then maybe we can put a strong team together to start the season and catch a few teams by surprise, I think we have left this late to be bringing in so many new players, but that's whats happened and the club have now got to get on with it and start the fight back,with 100% backing from the clubs brilliant fans.
COYS
Heard your call mate and you're assessment matches mine. - Hope we've not been conned. I picked up on the little chortle he had re selling the club and it didn't sound stage managed in any way. I must admit I felt better at the end of the interview than the build up to it.
I think you're right about the two players. There's no such thing as a player not for sale there's only you haven't tempted me to say yes with that amount. They still might go if they cause problems and I suspect Jrod won't be with us once the January sales are over (hope I'm wrong) Shame you didn't have another ten minutes to grill him but you asked the burning questions and that's all that matter. Later on, about 2300 they had 15 minute session with Rupert Lowe and he gave a great take on the current problems, no bs no corporate blx and his assessment of football and footballers was spot on. He thinks Koeman was a great choice. Also said his biggest regret is that he's no longer involved as he loved the club, kept using we, our club and you get the impression he may have come to us a fan of Polo but he caught the bug. Also said Souness had no faith in youth systems and couldn't be bothered. Seems that was one reason they fell out then.
Good interview mate glad you managed to get through.
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: I phoned Talksport yesterday afternoon and got on air 10 mins before Ralph Krueger did, I felt angry with the way the Club had been letting our players go and I wanted the host's of the show to make sure that they asked the questions every Saints fan wanted answers to, Why were they being sold, was the club up for sale,why so few incoming replacement players,was it asset stripping, ect,ect,ect, and I can honestly say that after listening to the whole interview on the radio,(the written interview does not come across as the same) Ralph Krueger came over as an excellent communicator(albeit a bit late),he answered every question with honesty & integrity, did not give any "Political" answers, did not dodge any important point of conversation, gave assurances regarding the Clubs future, indeed even chuckled when asked if the club was up for sale, backed Ronald Koeman and promised that if necessary all money raised from player sales would go back in to the team in transfer fee's and wages, had a pop at "Ego" Pochettino and blocked the sale in this transfer window on Schneiderlin & Rodriguez, although personally I think if Spurs come back with £30+ million for Schneiderlin, we will sale rightly or wrongly. I hope my judgement is not miss placed and I have been sold a bloody big Kipper, but I felt so much better after listening to him talk about the club and what the aims are that there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel. If we can get these players in that we are being linked with, 3 or 4 this week then maybe we can put a strong team together to start the season and catch a few teams by surprise, I think we have left this late to be bringing in so many new players, but that's whats happened and the club have now got to get on with it and start the fight back,with 100% backing from the clubs brilliant fans. COYS[/p][/quote]Heard your call mate and you're assessment matches mine. - Hope we've not been conned. I picked up on the little chortle he had re selling the club and it didn't sound stage managed in any way. I must admit I felt better at the end of the interview than the build up to it. I think you're right about the two players. There's no such thing as a player not for sale there's only you haven't tempted me to say yes with that amount. They still might go if they cause problems and I suspect Jrod won't be with us once the January sales are over (hope I'm wrong) Shame you didn't have another ten minutes to grill him but you asked the burning questions and that's all that matter. Later on, about 2300 they had 15 minute session with Rupert Lowe and he gave a great take on the current problems, no bs no corporate blx and his assessment of football and footballers was spot on. He thinks Koeman was a great choice. Also said his biggest regret is that he's no longer involved as he loved the club, kept using we, our club and you get the impression he may have come to us a fan of Polo but he caught the bug. Also said Souness had no faith in youth systems and couldn't be bothered. Seems that was one reason they fell out then. Good interview mate glad you managed to get through. jls217
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