Wang Jianlin reported to be on verge of bid for Southampton

Wang Jianlin

Wang Jianlin

First published in News

China’s richest man has been linked with a takeover move for Saints that would see Nicola Cortese return to the club.

Wang Jianlin, boss of the Dalian Wanda group who recently bought Poole-based luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker, a Saints sponsor, is reported to be prepared to fund a move to buy the club from Katharina Liebherr.

Jianlin would, according to the report, ask Cortese to return to his role running the club on a day to day basis.

The report states that negotiations are under way for a potential £175m purchase.

However, the Daily Echo understands that no takeover talks are currently ongoing.

Katharina Liebherr is going about the business of finding a new chief executive to take charge and is aiming for a swift appointment.

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12:51pm Sun 19 Jan 14

The Jim Bean says...

Newsflash: Southampton FC bought by Mr Potato Head
Newsflash: Southampton FC bought by Mr Potato Head The Jim Bean
  • Score: -54

12:53pm Sun 19 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

Negotiations are underway - no talks ongoing. Quality reporting
Negotiations are underway - no talks ongoing. Quality reporting elvisimo
  • Score: 29

12:57pm Sun 19 Jan 14

itsnotjustice says...

just been reading about this guy... if it happens it would be AMAZING for us.. this guy need 30 yahts for his marinas , so decided rather than buy 30 it would just be easier to BUY sunseeker...... sunseekrs are partners of the club and this is where cortese knows jianlin from...

could be very good times it any of this comes off :)

interesting article on him.

http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/news/worldnew

s/asia/china/1032501

9/The-rise-and-rise-

of-Wang-Jianlin-Chin

as-richest-man.html
just been reading about this guy... if it happens it would be AMAZING for us.. this guy need 30 yahts for his marinas , so decided rather than buy 30 it would just be easier to BUY sunseeker...... sunseekrs are partners of the club and this is where cortese knows jianlin from... could be very good times it any of this comes off :) interesting article on him. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/worldnew s/asia/china/1032501 9/The-rise-and-rise- of-Wang-Jianlin-Chin as-richest-man.html itsnotjustice
  • Score: 4

1:05pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.
Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here. bigfella777
  • Score: -32

1:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

Footballrumours.co.u
k
gave this story to the Mirror.
It was first posted 23rd Dec and removed after about 30 mins,
The mirror has just copied this and added their extra BS.
People have just used the sunseeker connection, put 2+2 together and come up with 5
Think Paul Allen 5 years ago.... don't get too excited.
Footballrumours.co.u k gave this story to the Mirror. It was first posted 23rd Dec and removed after about 30 mins, The mirror has just copied this and added their extra BS. People have just used the sunseeker connection, put 2+2 together and come up with 5 Think Paul Allen 5 years ago.... don't get too excited. costa gaz
  • Score: -3

1:18pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

All I want is a nice fun run until the end of the season. We will have an effect on the title and relegation issues while sat comfortably in the top half.
Not concerned about the off-field back room business, just enjoying the quality on the field, like in the first half yesterday.
A lot of clubs are jealous of us, our players, our manager and our youth system... no more than those in the lower depths of League two.
All I want is a nice fun run until the end of the season. We will have an effect on the title and relegation issues while sat comfortably in the top half. Not concerned about the off-field back room business, just enjoying the quality on the field, like in the first half yesterday. A lot of clubs are jealous of us, our players, our manager and our youth system... no more than those in the lower depths of League two. Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 22

1:20pm Sun 19 Jan 14

SOULJACKER says...

Well it's all over the internet so there must surely be some truth in it.
Some sources seem to think the boat building connection with Sunseeker could be good for Southamption too.
Good news if it comes off :)
Well it's all over the internet so there must surely be some truth in it. Some sources seem to think the boat building connection with Sunseeker could be good for Southamption too. Good news if it comes off :) SOULJACKER
  • Score: 7

1:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

costa gaz says... 2.04pm Tue 31 Dec
Don't shoot the messenger, but I read this on football rumours, (it was removed very quickly).
It said that Saints were to be sold by the Liebherrs and sold to the Dalian Wanda group... with Cortese remaining in his current role.
Can't see this happening, but stranger things have happened. The owner is apparently China's richest man.
I'd rate this one 1/10, but it might have some substance.

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costa gaz says... 2.04pm Tue 31 Dec Don't shoot the messenger, but I read this on football rumours, (it was removed very quickly). It said that Saints were to be sold by the Liebherrs and sold to the Dalian Wanda group... with Cortese remaining in his current role. Can't see this happening, but stranger things have happened. The owner is apparently China's richest man. I'd rate this one 1/10, but it might have some substance. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/sport/1090613 1.Saints__transfer_r umour_round_up___Jan uary_2014/?ref=ar Score: -8 Like Dislike Quote » Report this post costa gaz
  • Score: -4

1:26pm Sun 19 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

costa gaz wrote:
costa gaz says... 2.04pm Tue 31 Dec
Don't shoot the messenger, but I read this on football rumours, (it was removed very quickly).
It said that Saints were to be sold by the Liebherrs and sold to the Dalian Wanda group... with Cortese remaining in his current role.
Can't see this happening, but stranger things have happened. The owner is apparently China's richest man.
I'd rate this one 1/10, but it might have some substance.

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Lots of thumbs down when I wrote this on New years eve, and more today when I bring it to everyone attn.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: costa gaz says... 2.04pm Tue 31 Dec Don't shoot the messenger, but I read this on football rumours, (it was removed very quickly). It said that Saints were to be sold by the Liebherrs and sold to the Dalian Wanda group... with Cortese remaining in his current role. Can't see this happening, but stranger things have happened. The owner is apparently China's richest man. I'd rate this one 1/10, but it might have some substance. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/sport/1090613 1.Saints__transfer_r umour_round_up___Jan uary_2014/?ref=ar Score: -8 Like Dislike Quote » Report this post[/p][/quote]Lots of thumbs down when I wrote this on New years eve, and more today when I bring it to everyone attn. costa gaz
  • Score: -1

1:31pm Sun 19 Jan 14

BCsaint says...

I'm all for some financial stability and obviously want the best for Southampton, but I do hope (if this is even true) that we don't go throwing money around like Chelsea and Man City. I've never been comfortable with these endless budgets and buying your way up the league. I don't think it's our style anyway, I'd just rather see Southampton climb the ladder through hard work rather than through easy money.
I'm all for some financial stability and obviously want the best for Southampton, but I do hope (if this is even true) that we don't go throwing money around like Chelsea and Man City. I've never been comfortable with these endless budgets and buying your way up the league. I don't think it's our style anyway, I'd just rather see Southampton climb the ladder through hard work rather than through easy money. BCsaint
  • Score: 36

1:44pm Sun 19 Jan 14

S Pance says...

Dalian Wanda is the primary sponsor of Chinese Superleague Football and Chinese superclub Dalian Shide FC (Which they renamed Dailan Wanda FC)
Dalian Wanda is the primary sponsor of Chinese Superleague Football and Chinese superclub Dalian Shide FC (Which they renamed Dailan Wanda FC) S Pance
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Sun 19 Jan 14

massimoosti says...

Against Modern Football
Against Modern Football massimoosti
  • Score: -6

1:48pm Sun 19 Jan 14

S Pance says...

They are investing half-a-billion dollars in Chinese football : http://www.soccerex.
com/industry-news/da
lian-wanda-to-invest
-millions-in-chinese
-football/
They are investing half-a-billion dollars in Chinese football : http://www.soccerex. com/industry-news/da lian-wanda-to-invest -millions-in-chinese -football/ S Pance
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.
Gosh you're racist and ignorant aren't you.
Poor you, the world has moved on from your sad crap I'm afraid :-(
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.[/p][/quote]Gosh you're racist and ignorant aren't you. Poor you, the world has moved on from your sad crap I'm afraid :-( iswhite10
  • Score: 30

2:06pm Sun 19 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

Carlos Slim to wage a bidding war with China's richest man to take control of a football club in England.
Warren Buffet, George Soros and Bill Gates have also ordered their accountants to submit bids.
Paul Allen was unavailable for comment as his yacht has not been spotted by any fans for over 5 years, although rumours still persist of his impending buyout.
Carlos Slim to wage a bidding war with China's richest man to take control of a football club in England. Warren Buffet, George Soros and Bill Gates have also ordered their accountants to submit bids. Paul Allen was unavailable for comment as his yacht has not been spotted by any fans for over 5 years, although rumours still persist of his impending buyout. costa gaz
  • Score: 4

2:14pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Bob Barnes says...

I previously told you guys this would happen the chinos will buy for asset stripping they have no morals, the writing is on the wall, watch this space?
I previously told you guys this would happen the chinos will buy for asset stripping they have no morals, the writing is on the wall, watch this space? Bob Barnes
  • Score: -28

2:19pm Sun 19 Jan 14

SOULJACKER says...

costa gaz wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
costa gaz says... 2.04pm Tue 31 Dec
Don't shoot the messenger, but I read this on football rumours, (it was removed very quickly).
It said that Saints were to be sold by the Liebherrs and sold to the Dalian Wanda group... with Cortese remaining in his current role.
Can't see this happening, but stranger things have happened. The owner is apparently China's richest man.
I'd rate this one 1/10, but it might have some substance.

http://www.dailyecho


.co.uk/sport/1090613


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umour_round_up___Jan


uary_2014/?ref=ar

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Lots of thumbs down when I wrote this on New years eve, and more today when I bring it to everyone attn.
I gotta admit I did hope for the best when I read your post the other day.......do you do the lottery by any chance? ;)
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: costa gaz says... 2.04pm Tue 31 Dec Don't shoot the messenger, but I read this on football rumours, (it was removed very quickly). It said that Saints were to be sold by the Liebherrs and sold to the Dalian Wanda group... with Cortese remaining in his current role. Can't see this happening, but stranger things have happened. The owner is apparently China's richest man. I'd rate this one 1/10, but it might have some substance. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/sport/1090613 1.Saints__transfer_r umour_round_up___Jan uary_2014/?ref=ar Score: -8 Like Dislike Quote » Report this post[/p][/quote]Lots of thumbs down when I wrote this on New years eve, and more today when I bring it to everyone attn.[/p][/quote]I gotta admit I did hope for the best when I read your post the other day.......do you do the lottery by any chance? ;) SOULJACKER
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Bob Barnes says...

Wanaking Jianlin strikes again seeking for the sun, not good news for SFC , fkng chino
Wanaking Jianlin strikes again seeking for the sun, not good news for SFC , fkng chino Bob Barnes
  • Score: -37

2:32pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
Wanaking Jianlin strikes again seeking for the sun, not good news for SFC , fkng chino
If I understand your gibberish correctly, there are some very sad racists around this afternoon. I so hope you're not a Saints fan, the same Saints that have German/Swiss owners and a team full of players from all around the world, no on second thoughts, you couldn't possibly be.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: Wanaking Jianlin strikes again seeking for the sun, not good news for SFC , fkng chino[/p][/quote]If I understand your gibberish correctly, there are some very sad racists around this afternoon. I so hope you're not a Saints fan, the same Saints that have German/Swiss owners and a team full of players from all around the world, no on second thoughts, you couldn't possibly be. iswhite10
  • Score: 21

2:36pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
I previously told you guys this would happen the chinos will buy for asset stripping they have no morals, the writing is on the wall, watch this space?
You are a dreadfully bigoted person who makes the rest of us feel I'll just reading your deeply ignorant offerings.
Quite apart from the implicit racism, what do you think some owners of whatever background have been doing to football clubs and fans since the birth of the football league. Good grief.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: I previously told you guys this would happen the chinos will buy for asset stripping they have no morals, the writing is on the wall, watch this space?[/p][/quote]You are a dreadfully bigoted person who makes the rest of us feel I'll just reading your deeply ignorant offerings. Quite apart from the implicit racism, what do you think some owners of whatever background have been doing to football clubs and fans since the birth of the football league. Good grief. iswhite10
  • Score: 8

2:46pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
I previously told you guys this would happen the chinos will buy for asset stripping they have no morals, the writing is on the wall, watch this space?
Why do you think someone, with his immense wealth, would buy the club just to asset strip it?

IMO, asset stripping is more likely to occur if the club is purchased by a group, simply because they would all be looking for a return on their money (Look at Coventry, for an example.) or by someone who needs to mortgage himself to the hilt.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: I previously told you guys this would happen the chinos will buy for asset stripping they have no morals, the writing is on the wall, watch this space?[/p][/quote]Why do you think someone, with his immense wealth, would buy the club just to asset strip it? IMO, asset stripping is more likely to occur if the club is purchased by a group, simply because they would all be looking for a return on their money (Look at Coventry, for an example.) or by someone who needs to mortgage himself to the hilt. Costa Baz
  • Score: 13

2:54pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Lockssmart says...

IsWhite10 is a tit
IsWhite10 is a tit Lockssmart
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha! iswhite10
  • Score: -1

3:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

stmartin65 says...

This is rumour it should be in the rumour section of the DE. This is not news its only news when there are facts involved.DE please can we have some news on how our two injured players are doing or comment on the way our players handled playing without a chairman yesterday.(that's a joke by the way).Have we have played any of our chairman in ours teams, although Rupert did once put a tracksuit on and managed to get into the team photo. Our players are professional sportsman and will continue to play for us until the club decide they don't want to. I am totally sick to death with all the media national or otherwise making up non-news stories. I love my fiction to be in movies,lets stick to the facts,please!
This is rumour it should be in the rumour section of the DE. This is not news its only news when there are facts involved.DE please can we have some news on how our two injured players are doing or comment on the way our players handled playing without a chairman yesterday.(that's a joke by the way).Have we have played any of our chairman in ours teams, although Rupert did once put a tracksuit on and managed to get into the team photo. Our players are professional sportsman and will continue to play for us until the club decide they don't want to. I am totally sick to death with all the media national or otherwise making up non-news stories. I love my fiction to be in movies,lets stick to the facts,please! stmartin65
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha![/p][/quote]ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt. iswhite10
  • Score: 8

3:32pm Sun 19 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

I wonder if he bought Sunseeker because he wants a bigger yatch than Abramovich......and a bigger football team?
I wonder if he bought Sunseeker because he wants a bigger yatch than Abramovich......and a bigger football team? DisplacedFan
  • Score: 5

3:34pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Lockssmart says...

iswhite10 wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.
I totally agree with you. But no-one forces you to read it.

Half of the lot on here are inbred neanderthals just trolling. Try not to get suckered in by their pointless remarks and ignore their outdated understanding of humans.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha![/p][/quote]ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you. But no-one forces you to read it. Half of the lot on here are inbred neanderthals just trolling. Try not to get suckered in by their pointless remarks and ignore their outdated understanding of humans. Lockssmart
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Sun 19 Jan 14

klappdrachen says...

I can understand why some people may be worried about this gentleman buying the club, but the truth is that the "old school" way of winning with home grown players has had its day.
Today it's all about MONEY. It's why Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain play for Arsenal now, the small clubs find the talent, but they soon join one of the big guns.
Let's face it, tradition and history don't win trophies, a nice big talented squad wins trophies. And for that you need an owner with a lot of money.
People may not like that, but money talks. As much in football as any other walk of life. Perhaps more.....
I can understand why some people may be worried about this gentleman buying the club, but the truth is that the "old school" way of winning with home grown players has had its day. Today it's all about MONEY. It's why Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain play for Arsenal now, the small clubs find the talent, but they soon join one of the big guns. Let's face it, tradition and history don't win trophies, a nice big talented squad wins trophies. And for that you need an owner with a lot of money. People may not like that, but money talks. As much in football as any other walk of life. Perhaps more..... klappdrachen
  • Score: 4

3:43pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

Lockssmart wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.
I totally agree with you. But no-one forces you to read it.

Half of the lot on here are inbred neanderthals just trolling. Try not to get suckered in by their pointless remarks and ignore their outdated understanding of humans.
Lockssmart you speak much sense
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha![/p][/quote]ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you. But no-one forces you to read it. Half of the lot on here are inbred neanderthals just trolling. Try not to get suckered in by their pointless remarks and ignore their outdated understanding of humans.[/p][/quote]Lockssmart you speak much sense iswhite10
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Sun 19 Jan 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

A business man with vision . He is in the top wealthiest list and INVESTS , this is not a WHIM he has been looking at S.F.C. for a while . I dont care if he is RED / WHITE or BLUE he has the vision , the money and the drive to KEEP us a TOP team and to invest in the ACADEMY , the future !!! look into his investments , they are LONG TERM , he is not the CUT & RUN investor . If this is true , our FUTURE looks G R E A T , and we will be 1 of the wealthiest owned teams in the premier league . I would rather be financially sound than scraping scraps in LEAGUE 2 , P S T is not where TRUE S.F.C. supporters want to be . Today football is BIG MONEY and its sink or swim . But money can help the youth and guarantee great ENGLISH players . Think about the BIG PICTURE
A business man with vision . He is in the top wealthiest list and INVESTS , this is not a WHIM he has been looking at S.F.C. for a while . I dont care if he is RED / WHITE or BLUE he has the vision , the money and the drive to KEEP us a TOP team and to invest in the ACADEMY , the future !!! look into his investments , they are LONG TERM , he is not the CUT & RUN investor . If this is true , our FUTURE looks G R E A T , and we will be 1 of the wealthiest owned teams in the premier league . I would rather be financially sound than scraping scraps in LEAGUE 2 , P S T is not where TRUE S.F.C. supporters want to be . Today football is BIG MONEY and its sink or swim . But money can help the youth and guarantee great ENGLISH players . Think about the BIG PICTURE SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Malagasaint says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.
I totally agree with you. But no-one forces you to read it.

Half of the lot on here are inbred neanderthals just trolling. Try not to get suckered in by their pointless remarks and ignore their outdated understanding of humans.
Lockssmart you speak much sense
-
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha![/p][/quote]ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you. But no-one forces you to read it. Half of the lot on here are inbred neanderthals just trolling. Try not to get suckered in by their pointless remarks and ignore their outdated understanding of humans.[/p][/quote]Lockssmart you speak much sense[/p][/quote]- Malagasaint
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

Hope he's not a cyclist, too many posts on here already.
Hope he's not a cyclist, too many posts on here already. Inform Al
  • Score: 1

4:49pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

Inform Al wrote:
Hope he's not a cyclist, too many posts on here already.
Ha! Love it!
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Hope he's not a cyclist, too many posts on here already.[/p][/quote]Ha! Love it! iswhite10
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Sun 19 Jan 14

dockboy says...

iswhite10 wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.
You accuse everyone of being racist, but you’re user name says it all.
Iiswhite, you are only portraying what is known as deflection, a letter missing here, a number added there, I know you’re game matey.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha![/p][/quote]ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.[/p][/quote]You accuse everyone of being racist, but you’re user name says it all. Iiswhite, you are only portraying what is known as deflection, a letter missing here, a number added there, I know you’re game matey. dockboy
  • Score: -2

5:55pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

dockboy wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
IsWhite10 is a tit
Hey, another racist. A coven, ha!
ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.
You accuse everyone of being racist, but you’re user name says it all.
Iiswhite, you are only portraying what is known as deflection, a letter missing here, a number added there, I know you’re game matey.
Ha! Lovin it!
Tho I do think you may have missed the point, xxx
[quote][p][bold]dockboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: IsWhite10 is a tit[/p][/quote]Hey, another racist. A coven, ha![/p][/quote]ps I don't care what anyone's attitudes are, free speech etc, but expressing them in racist terms I think is disgusting and beneath contempt.[/p][/quote]You accuse everyone of being racist, but you’re user name says it all. Iiswhite, you are only portraying what is known as deflection, a letter missing here, a number added there, I know you’re game matey.[/p][/quote]Ha! Lovin it! Tho I do think you may have missed the point, xxx iswhite10
  • Score: 0

6:54pm Sun 19 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

klappdrachen wrote:
I can understand why some people may be worried about this gentleman buying the club, but the truth is that the "old school" way of winning with home grown players has had its day.
Today it's all about MONEY. It's why Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain play for Arsenal now, the small clubs find the talent, but they soon join one of the big guns.
Let's face it, tradition and history don't win trophies, a nice big talented squad wins trophies. And for that you need an owner with a lot of money.
People may not like that, but money talks. As much in football as any other walk of life. Perhaps more.....
It has been a while since SFC have sold any of their best players for mega bucks, simply because they have been self sufficient and had no need to do so.
[quote][p][bold]klappdrachen[/bold] wrote: I can understand why some people may be worried about this gentleman buying the club, but the truth is that the "old school" way of winning with home grown players has had its day. Today it's all about MONEY. It's why Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain play for Arsenal now, the small clubs find the talent, but they soon join one of the big guns. Let's face it, tradition and history don't win trophies, a nice big talented squad wins trophies. And for that you need an owner with a lot of money. People may not like that, but money talks. As much in football as any other walk of life. Perhaps more.....[/p][/quote]It has been a while since SFC have sold any of their best players for mega bucks, simply because they have been self sufficient and had no need to do so. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alanrr says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
A business man with vision . He is in the top wealthiest list and INVESTS , this is not a WHIM he has been looking at S.F.C. for a while . I dont care if he is RED / WHITE or BLUE he has the vision , the money and the drive to KEEP us a TOP team and to invest in the ACADEMY , the future !!! look into his investments , they are LONG TERM , he is not the CUT & RUN investor . If this is true , our FUTURE looks G R E A T , and we will be 1 of the wealthiest owned teams in the premier league . I would rather be financially sound than scraping scraps in LEAGUE 2 , P S T is not where TRUE S.F.C. supporters want to be . Today football is BIG MONEY and its sink or swim . But money can help the youth and guarantee great ENGLISH players . Think about the BIG PICTURE
we are already 1 of the richest, in terms of owner's wealth, they don't just throw money about..............w
ould rather build through the academy and I for one love that idea.............as long as we stay in the prem that is
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: A business man with vision . He is in the top wealthiest list and INVESTS , this is not a WHIM he has been looking at S.F.C. for a while . I dont care if he is RED / WHITE or BLUE he has the vision , the money and the drive to KEEP us a TOP team and to invest in the ACADEMY , the future !!! look into his investments , they are LONG TERM , he is not the CUT & RUN investor . If this is true , our FUTURE looks G R E A T , and we will be 1 of the wealthiest owned teams in the premier league . I would rather be financially sound than scraping scraps in LEAGUE 2 , P S T is not where TRUE S.F.C. supporters want to be . Today football is BIG MONEY and its sink or swim . But money can help the youth and guarantee great ENGLISH players . Think about the BIG PICTURE[/p][/quote]we are already 1 of the richest, in terms of owner's wealth, they don't just throw money about..............w ould rather build through the academy and I for one love that idea.............as long as we stay in the prem that is alanrr
  • Score: 4

7:52pm Sun 19 Jan 14

ItchenBridger says...

My head spins with excitement. Excuse while I try to get it down from Cee Ling. Tank you, Happy New Year.
My head spins with excitement. Excuse while I try to get it down from Cee Ling. Tank you, Happy New Year. ItchenBridger
  • Score: 1

8:58pm Sun 19 Jan 14

jezza says...

Further press speculation designed to distance Saints fans from the current owners.

If it isn't on Saints web-site, it isn't worth getting excited about.

The Liebherrs have got us where we are and NO-ONE else matters until they decide it.

COYR
Further press speculation designed to distance Saints fans from the current owners. If it isn't on Saints web-site, it isn't worth getting excited about. The Liebherrs have got us where we are and NO-ONE else matters until they decide it. COYR jezza
  • Score: 4

9:18pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

iswhite10 wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.
Gosh you're racist and ignorant aren't you.
Poor you, the world has moved on from your sad crap I'm afraid :-(
Holy Chi Min, wara wanser. You PC unfriendly person.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.[/p][/quote]Gosh you're racist and ignorant aren't you. Poor you, the world has moved on from your sad crap I'm afraid :-([/p][/quote]Holy Chi Min, wara wanser. You PC unfriendly person. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: -2

9:32pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iswhite10 says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.
Gosh you're racist and ignorant aren't you.
Poor you, the world has moved on from your sad crap I'm afraid :-(
Holy Chi Min, wara wanser. You PC unfriendly person.
Oh poor you. Huge sympathy, Ho.
Fancy not being able to appreciate how others might feel about carelessly hurtful language. You're obviously a very witty, intelligent guy tho (LOVED the PC gag, ha!)
I do so hope you're not old, fat, spotty, stupid, thick, ignorant or anything like that.
Though I suspect you might be... Ha! Probably my prejudice!
Gosh I hope you aren't thin skinned ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Ho Lee ****! Cha Ching! Sum Ting Wong here.[/p][/quote]Gosh you're racist and ignorant aren't you. Poor you, the world has moved on from your sad crap I'm afraid :-([/p][/quote]Holy Chi Min, wara wanser. You PC unfriendly person.[/p][/quote]Oh poor you. Huge sympathy, Ho. Fancy not being able to appreciate how others might feel about carelessly hurtful language. You're obviously a very witty, intelligent guy tho (LOVED the PC gag, ha!) I do so hope you're not old, fat, spotty, stupid, thick, ignorant or anything like that. Though I suspect you might be... Ha! Probably my prejudice! Gosh I hope you aren't thin skinned ;-) iswhite10
  • Score: -1

10:57pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bluewhiteandred says...

Wang Jianlin has been linked to buy Roma and his favourite team is real Madrid he invested in football in china and came away because of all the match fixing in china leagues games
http://www.tomspende
r.com/stories/interv
iew-with-dalian-wand
as-wang-jianlin/

Have you heard of Chinese whispers funny a saint fan on one of your sites
talked about this billionaire 4 days ago ?
15/01/2014, 05:28 P

Quote Originally Posted by SFCJordi View Post

Wang Jianlin is the richest person in China, according to Wiki.

He'll do.
Net worth of US$ 14.2 billion. 128th richest person in the world according to Forbes last year
Wang Jianlin has been linked to buy Roma and his favourite team is real Madrid he invested in football in china and came away because of all the match fixing in china leagues games http://www.tomspende r.com/stories/interv iew-with-dalian-wand as-wang-jianlin/ Have you heard of Chinese whispers funny a saint fan on one of your sites talked about this billionaire 4 days ago ? 15/01/2014, 05:28 P Quote Originally Posted by SFCJordi View Post Wang Jianlin is the richest person in China, according to Wiki. He'll do. Net worth of US$ 14.2 billion. 128th richest person in the world according to Forbes last year bluewhiteandred
  • Score: -1

11:10pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

welp I see the trolls and idiots are well and truly out in this thread today

Blue - not including you in that, you are a different kettle of fish (haha see what I did there?)

It's a rumour, it's a very nice rumour, but still just a rumour.

As I said earlier, I'll believe it when I see him stood at SMS with a shirt in his hands. Not before. I shall ignore all the silly little children on here trying to get a rise.
welp I see the trolls and idiots are well and truly out in this thread today Blue - not including you in that, you are a different kettle of fish (haha see what I did there?) It's a rumour, it's a very nice rumour, but still just a rumour. As I said earlier, I'll believe it when I see him stood at SMS with a shirt in his hands. Not before. I shall ignore all the silly little children on here trying to get a rise. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 1

11:40pm Sun 19 Jan 14

iow-is-red-and-white says...

BBC website reporting former Blackburn chairman John Williams is the clear front runner to take the CEO post at Saints
BBC website reporting former Blackburn chairman John Williams is the clear front runner to take the CEO post at Saints iow-is-red-and-white
  • Score: 3

11:43pm Sun 19 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/25
804054 looks like we find out monday!!
http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/25 804054 looks like we find out monday!! nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 1

12:16am Mon 20 Jan 14

Eric_Cartman says...

I am sick of our football clubs being the latest must have accessory for the rich and famous of other countries
I am sick of our football clubs being the latest must have accessory for the rich and famous of other countries Eric_Cartman
  • Score: -1

12:22am Mon 20 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

Eric_Cartman wrote:
I am sick of our football clubs being the latest must have accessory for the rich and famous of other countries
so you would be dissapointed if saints became the richest team in the PL?
[quote][p][bold]Eric_Cartman[/bold] wrote: I am sick of our football clubs being the latest must have accessory for the rich and famous of other countries[/p][/quote]so you would be dissapointed if saints became the richest team in the PL? nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 3

5:53am Mon 20 Jan 14

andoru says...

His company has issued a statement on its Weibo account here in China:

"Regarding reports of Wanda's interest in buying the English Premier League club, Southampton, Wanda Group is issuing this important statement: Wanda Group has not been in contact with anyone from Southampton Football Club, nor has it entrusted anyone or a third party to conduct matters related to purchasing a football club. This report is completely without foundation and does not conform to reality."
His company has issued a statement on its Weibo account here in China: "Regarding reports of Wanda's interest in buying the English Premier League club, Southampton, Wanda Group is issuing this important statement: Wanda Group has not been in contact with anyone from Southampton Football Club, nor has it entrusted anyone or a third party to conduct matters related to purchasing a football club. This report is completely without foundation and does not conform to reality." andoru
  • Score: 0

6:36am Mon 20 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

link?
link? nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 1

6:41am Mon 20 Jan 14

andoru says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
link?
Are you asking me?

I hope your Chinese is good: http://imgsrc.baidu.
com/forum/w%3D580/si
gn=1e38407d700e0cf3a
0f74ef33a47f23d/3863
d333c895d1432321094c
71f082025baf074a.jpg
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: link?[/p][/quote]Are you asking me? I hope your Chinese is good: http://imgsrc.baidu. com/forum/w%3D580/si gn=1e38407d700e0cf3a 0f74ef33a47f23d/3863 d333c895d1432321094c 71f082025baf074a.jpg andoru
  • Score: 0

6:43am Mon 20 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

yeah haha just found it, but thanks :)
yeah haha just found it, but thanks :) nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 1

8:15am Mon 20 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

As I said, a story from a rumours site which was passed on to The Mirror.
When will they ever learn.
As I said, a story from a rumours site which was passed on to The Mirror. When will they ever learn. costa gaz
  • Score: 0

8:31am Mon 20 Jan 14

Urbane Forager says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Well it's all over the internet so there must surely be some truth in it.
Some sources seem to think the boat building connection with Sunseeker could be good for Southamption too.
Good news if it comes off :)
It may or may not be true, but being "all over the internet" is hardly a measure of any reliability or accuracy.
Conspiracy theory, religious extremism, **** and wild media/fan speculation on football (to name a few common areas) make up a very high percentage of postings on the web. They all bear little or no relation to any kind of reality.
;-)
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Well it's all over the internet so there must surely be some truth in it. Some sources seem to think the boat building connection with Sunseeker could be good for Southamption too. Good news if it comes off :)[/p][/quote]It may or may not be true, but being "all over the internet" is hardly a measure of any reliability or accuracy. Conspiracy theory, religious extremism, **** and wild media/fan speculation on football (to name a few common areas) make up a very high percentage of postings on the web. They all bear little or no relation to any kind of reality. ;-) Urbane Forager
  • Score: 0

8:34am Mon 20 Jan 14

Urbane Forager says...

Urbane Forager wrote:
SOULJACKER wrote:
Well it's all over the internet so there must surely be some truth in it.
Some sources seem to think the boat building connection with Sunseeker could be good for Southamption too.
Good news if it comes off :)
It may or may not be true, but being "all over the internet" is hardly a measure of any reliability or accuracy.
Conspiracy theory, religious extremism, **** and wild media/fan speculation on football (to name a few common areas) make up a very high percentage of postings on the web. They all bear little or no relation to any kind of reality.
;-)
The four stars were inputted by the Echo's computer, to replace the word I originally used. I will leave it to your wild imagination to guess what word was deleted.
;-)
[quote][p][bold]Urbane Forager[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Well it's all over the internet so there must surely be some truth in it. Some sources seem to think the boat building connection with Sunseeker could be good for Southamption too. Good news if it comes off :)[/p][/quote]It may or may not be true, but being "all over the internet" is hardly a measure of any reliability or accuracy. Conspiracy theory, religious extremism, **** and wild media/fan speculation on football (to name a few common areas) make up a very high percentage of postings on the web. They all bear little or no relation to any kind of reality. ;-)[/p][/quote]The four stars were inputted by the Echo's computer, to replace the word I originally used. I will leave it to your wild imagination to guess what word was deleted. ;-) Urbane Forager
  • Score: 1

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