Adkins airbrushed out of Saints programme

Daily Echo: NIGEL ADKINS NIGEL ADKINS

IF you were hoping to read a simple word of thanks to Nigel Adkins in last night’s official matchday programme, you would have been disappointed.

Back-to-back promotions and a solid start to life in the Premier League were not even granted a cursory acknowledgement by the Saints chairman.

But should we be surprised? Not really. The front cover of the programme that kicked off last season did not feature a player, as you might expect, but a posed picture of Nicola Cortese, arms folded, staring intractably ahead.

Alongside a black-and-white picture of Mauricio Pochettino looking more like a model than a Premier League football manager, the new Saints boss wrote what you would expect in his first set of programme notes.

There was an Adkins-like reference to the ‘Barclays Premier League’ and he even introduced us to a little Spanish; disfrutar del juego (enjoy the game).

But there was no appreciation of Adkins’ achievements over the last two-and-a-half years.

Not even in the Captain's Notes written by Kelvin Davis was there a mention of Pochettino’s predecessor.

And we did not get a squeak from the chairman.

The only visible sign of Adkins was a small picture congratulating his players at the end of last week’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea.

Otherwise he was airbrushed out completely.

But this is the way of the Saints these days. No doubt Cortese was hoping opposition to Adkins' sacking would thaw like Friday’s snow and to an extent that was the case.

The Spanish-style white handkerchief protest that was threatened in opposition to his ruthlessness never materialised.

If any hankies had been waved they would have resembled flotsam and jetsam on the growing tide of support for Adkins’ successor during the first half, when Saints were excellent.

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There were faint cries of ‘One Nigel Adkins’ before the game and midway through the first half, but not until the start of the second was there a booming rendition from the Northam Stand, where Pochettino’s name was sung with gusto.

The Argentinian is working his charm. But this was not about the fickleness of Saints fans so much as their loyalty to the 11 players wearing the club crest.

Three days and three nights after Friday’s betrayal of Adkins, morale amongst the home support was resurrected in the form of an encouraging if not memorable first performance under Pochettino.

The King Is Dead! Long Live The King!

This is the football gospel according to Cortese, who stubbornly believes his shabby treatment of Adkins will soon be viewed as collateral damage, a means to the end goal of Champions League football.

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6:51am Tue 22 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

There needs to be an improvement in club community relations and PR...

SFC week after week show off the best fans especially away. Club advancement in all area has been excellent... It is just the manner of things that lets the club down and and annoys fans from the long running media relations fued to the Macdonalds uniformed programme seller issue fans express displeasure, not in the intent but in the manner of execution of the projects. Southampton fans have always been passionate but are also compassionate and perhaps that has been forgotten. We all enjoyed and worshipped Nigel Adkins effort in getting us back to back promotions. We are sgrateful to The Chairman for making it happen and want to adore him and acknowledge his input and leadership but how can we when fans are excluded from expressing their feelings.

We all enjoyed Nicola's first fan forum two years or so ago. Fans would love to have had a chance to thank Nigel and don't believe he should have been unceremoniously dumped.

The Fans have shown that unlike self destructive negative plastic Chelsea fans Saints fans across the globe will support the players and the moves to improve the the team and acknowledge the results driven effort of Nicola Cortese and his epic legendary 5 year plan to the top.

BUT.... there surely has to be a time to reflect and show a little compassion and gratitude to the servants of the club that helped us on the way.

Please Nicola - Fan Forum and a little healing. It is not in anyway a weakness.

PS In no way are the comments of many media pundits including MLTs laughing stock accusation done one bit of good - pot kettle black as far as they are concerned.
There needs to be an improvement in club community relations and PR... SFC week after week show off the best fans especially away. Club advancement in all area has been excellent... It is just the manner of things that lets the club down and and annoys fans from the long running media relations fued to the Macdonalds uniformed programme seller issue fans express displeasure, not in the intent but in the manner of execution of the projects. Southampton fans have always been passionate but are also compassionate and perhaps that has been forgotten. We all enjoyed and worshipped Nigel Adkins effort in getting us back to back promotions. We are sgrateful to The Chairman for making it happen and want to adore him and acknowledge his input and leadership but how can we when fans are excluded from expressing their feelings. We all enjoyed Nicola's first fan forum two years or so ago. Fans would love to have had a chance to thank Nigel and don't believe he should have been unceremoniously dumped. The Fans have shown that unlike self destructive negative plastic Chelsea fans Saints fans across the globe will support the players and the moves to improve the the team and acknowledge the results driven effort of Nicola Cortese and his epic legendary 5 year plan to the top. BUT.... there surely has to be a time to reflect and show a little compassion and gratitude to the servants of the club that helped us on the way. Please Nicola - Fan Forum and a little healing. It is not in anyway a weakness. PS In no way are the comments of many media pundits including MLTs laughing stock accusation done one bit of good - pot kettle black as far as they are concerned. Tirau Dan
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7:27am Tue 22 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Jordan Sibley is the PR man. He really does need to do his job and advice his boss on better presentation. Cortese is going to make his decisions, that's his job as CEO, Sibley has to package them better. It really isn't that difficult!
Jordan Sibley is the PR man. He really does need to do his job and advice his boss on better presentation. Cortese is going to make his decisions, that's his job as CEO, Sibley has to package them better. It really isn't that difficult! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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7:29am Tue 22 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Advise even.
Advise even. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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7:47am Tue 22 Jan 13

three halves says...

Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke. three halves
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7:54am Tue 22 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint says...

All credit to the players last night after what must have been a massive shock for them. They really did give 100%. I see that excuses are already being made for Cortese in that he just needs better advice from his PR man when anyone with decent morals would have handled the situation with dignity and compassion. I support the Saints but will not be disappointed when the day comes for the axe to be wielded on our current Chairman. He demonstrates poor leadership qualities.
All credit to the players last night after what must have been a massive shock for them. They really did give 100%. I see that excuses are already being made for Cortese in that he just needs better advice from his PR man when anyone with decent morals would have handled the situation with dignity and compassion. I support the Saints but will not be disappointed when the day comes for the axe to be wielded on our current Chairman. He demonstrates poor leadership qualities. Littleton-Saint
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8:00am Tue 22 Jan 13

Dazzler79 says...

Sums up exactly how low cortese is.
To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club.
I don't like the guy and never have or never will.
More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all.
I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous.
I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get.
Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore. Dazzler79
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8:00am Tue 22 Jan 13

saint61 says...

I agree that NA should have had some acknowledgement in the programme last night but the decison has been made and thats life. We need to move on and no matter how harsh it is NA is now in the past.
In MP & NC we trust !

COYR
I agree that NA should have had some acknowledgement in the programme last night but the decison has been made and thats life. We need to move on and no matter how harsh it is NA is now in the past. In MP & NC we trust ! COYR saint61
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8:04am Tue 22 Jan 13

saint61 says...

Dazzler79 wrote:
Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
Funny that my £3 hot chocolate came with a chocolate bar included. You got a choice pay it or not - stop moaning and support the Saints.
[quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.[/p][/quote]Funny that my £3 hot chocolate came with a chocolate bar included. You got a choice pay it or not - stop moaning and support the Saints. saint61
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8:21am Tue 22 Jan 13

mbetts says...

This website is as anti-Cortese as the club is pro-Cortese and never the twain shall meet!

We just have to get on with supporting the club, watched last night on TV but the noise from Saints fans was clear to hear, that's all we can do, that is our job!
This website is as anti-Cortese as the club is pro-Cortese and never the twain shall meet! We just have to get on with supporting the club, watched last night on TV but the noise from Saints fans was clear to hear, that's all we can do, that is our job! mbetts
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8:21am Tue 22 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
Very poor indeed - not even to have a "thank you" in the programme was crass and felt a bit Stalinist.

Whatever one thinks of the decision, the way it's been carried out has been pretty pitiful.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]Very poor indeed - not even to have a "thank you" in the programme was crass and felt a bit Stalinist. Whatever one thinks of the decision, the way it's been carried out has been pretty pitiful. Velleity
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8:22am Tue 22 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again. Velleity
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8:51am Tue 22 Jan 13

Saint Auckland says...

I stopped posting on here quite a while ago because I think the Echo is divisive and anti SFC. I was and am very sad to see Nigel go but I am also more sure than ever my opinion of the paper I grew up with but learned to mistrust is still just as anti SFC. Maybe in a few years after the new manager has done well and leaves the Echo will be out with the knives again. Good luck Mauricio and Nigel. COYR!
I stopped posting on here quite a while ago because I think the Echo is divisive and anti SFC. I was and am very sad to see Nigel go but I am also more sure than ever my opinion of the paper I grew up with but learned to mistrust is still just as anti SFC. Maybe in a few years after the new manager has done well and leaves the Echo will be out with the knives again. Good luck Mauricio and Nigel. COYR! Saint Auckland
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8:53am Tue 22 Jan 13

three halves says...

Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.
You are a idiot whoever you are.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.[/p][/quote]You are a idiot whoever you are. three halves
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9:12am Tue 22 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

DE doing a bit of rabble rousing?

look - the thing is done. It wasn't very nice, we don't know why. But it's his club to run. If you can't live with it then you have a choice.
Bleating on about it is not going to change what has happened one iota.

In fact if Pochettini fails I guarantee you the one man NC won't bring back is Nigel Adkins.
I'm a Saints fan. I do not like what has happened but I have to go along with it because I want my team to stay in the Premiership. Continued protest will only have an adverse effect on the team on the pitch.
As for this article, I'm sorry what did you expect? a fourteen part eulogy of Nigel Adkins? choirs singing his praises to the rafters of St Mary's?
What would putting any kind of article in that program actually achieve?

It's done. move on.
DE doing a bit of rabble rousing? look - the thing is done. It wasn't very nice, we don't know why. But it's his club to run. If you can't live with it then you have a choice. Bleating on about it is not going to change what has happened one iota. In fact if Pochettini fails I guarantee you the one man NC won't bring back is Nigel Adkins. I'm a Saints fan. I do not like what has happened but I have to go along with it because I want my team to stay in the Premiership. Continued protest will only have an adverse effect on the team on the pitch. As for this article, I'm sorry what did you expect? a fourteen part eulogy of Nigel Adkins? choirs singing his praises to the rafters of St Mary's? What would putting any kind of article in that program actually achieve? It's done. move on. Stroppy_gramps
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9:15am Tue 22 Jan 13

Paul TS says...

I think the players did very well first half last night, really bad about the lack of any thanks for Adkins services, not the Saints way! We all thank Markus and his family for the work they have done, the financial investment made and for saving the club, I also want to appreciate the work Cortese has done, however there is a degree of a dictatorial style in his management and that does not sit very well with me! A bit of humanity sometimes goes along way and it's not a good idea to alienate everyone.
I think the players did very well first half last night, really bad about the lack of any thanks for Adkins services, not the Saints way! We all thank Markus and his family for the work they have done, the financial investment made and for saving the club, I also want to appreciate the work Cortese has done, however there is a degree of a dictatorial style in his management and that does not sit very well with me! A bit of humanity sometimes goes along way and it's not a good idea to alienate everyone. Paul TS
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9:42am Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.
Poppycock, intact I feel that there maybe a bit of envy and jealousy from some parts with what SFC have and will achieve....:-D
quick the bandwagons leaving you might miss it..:-P
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]Poppycock, intact I feel that there maybe a bit of envy and jealousy from some parts with what SFC have and will achieve....:-D quick the bandwagons leaving you might miss it..:-P rednwhite72
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9:50am Tue 22 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.
You are a idiot whoever you are.
Your style hasn't changed Kenty.

When you come on under a new sign on, try new tactics. Then you might not be noticed as a WUM for a little longer.

Poor, poor Kent. Nothing to do but come one another city's newspaper website and post. No friends out there in the real world I suspect.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.[/p][/quote]You are a idiot whoever you are.[/p][/quote]Your style hasn't changed Kenty. When you come on under a new sign on, try new tactics. Then you might not be noticed as a WUM for a little longer. Poor, poor Kent. Nothing to do but come one another city's newspaper website and post. No friends out there in the real world I suspect. Velleity
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10:00am Tue 22 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

New Senior Sports Editor, same old anti-NC slant.

We dealt with the 'NC didn't handle this very well' stuff last week, then we played a football match and moved on (exept the DE and 3-halves-Kent).

To put this into my personal perspective, for 5 years I did a great job for a charity in London. However, I fell out with my boss and she manipulated things through which she created a new part-time post over my head, taking away all my interesting work and thus, effectively taking away my job. So, I left before I was pushed.

Like Nigel, there was a degree of outrage at my treatment, but no nice words in any publication, just the usual leaving pressy and the charity moved on. It still rankles, but I never expected others to rally behind me, wave hankies for me or stop supporting that charity in protest.

One difference - unlike Nigel, when I left, I didn't get a fat handshake.

Thanks Nigel. Two seasons - two promtions? No one at SFC will ever better that. You're a legend.

Now time to move on methinks.
New Senior Sports Editor, same old anti-NC slant. We dealt with the 'NC didn't handle this very well' stuff last week, then we played a football match and moved on (exept the DE and 3-halves-Kent). To put this into my personal perspective, for 5 years I did a great job for a charity in London. However, I fell out with my boss and she manipulated things through which she created a new part-time post over my head, taking away all my interesting work and thus, effectively taking away my job. So, I left before I was pushed. Like Nigel, there was a degree of outrage at my treatment, but no nice words in any publication, just the usual leaving pressy and the charity moved on. It still rankles, but I never expected others to rally behind me, wave hankies for me or stop supporting that charity in protest. One difference - unlike Nigel, when I left, I didn't get a fat handshake. Thanks Nigel. Two seasons - two promtions? No one at SFC will ever better that. You're a legend. Now time to move on methinks. Strasbourg Saint
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10:10am Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

Dazzler79 wrote:
Sums up exactly how low cortese is.
To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club.
I don't like the guy and never have or never will.
More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all.
I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous.
I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get.
Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
That maybe expensive, but your post is priceless, I mean with all what's gone on and your moaning about the price of hot chocolate...haha!
Don't buy it then you tight sod, take a flask next time. I can see it now in the boardroom during the talks about finance, "So Mr cortese can we discuss the price of the hot chocolate in the hospitality suite"...lol

Priceless!
[quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.[/p][/quote]That maybe expensive, but your post is priceless, I mean with all what's gone on and your moaning about the price of hot chocolate...haha! Don't buy it then you tight sod, take a flask next time. I can see it now in the boardroom during the talks about finance, "So Mr cortese can we discuss the price of the hot chocolate in the hospitality suite"...lol Priceless! rednwhite72
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10:41am Tue 22 Jan 13

three halves says...

Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.
You are a idiot whoever you are.
Your style hasn't changed Kenty.

When you come on under a new sign on, try new tactics. Then you might not be noticed as a WUM for a little longer.

Poor, poor Kent. Nothing to do but come one another city's newspaper website and post. No friends out there in the real world I suspect.
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]We've got your measure, Kent141. You've been sussed. Time for a new sign on. Again.[/p][/quote]You are a idiot whoever you are.[/p][/quote]Your style hasn't changed Kenty. When you come on under a new sign on, try new tactics. Then you might not be noticed as a WUM for a little longer. Poor, poor Kent. Nothing to do but come one another city's newspaper website and post. No friends out there in the real world I suspect.[/p][/quote]Idiot. three halves
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10:48am Tue 22 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books.
Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future.
The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.
Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books. Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future. The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it. costa gaz
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10:51am Tue 22 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says...

Nigels efforts will never be wiped from the history book too many people were there to witness it. Regardless of whether I am happy with the decision or not I am a supporter of Southampton FC that was still the same under any manager that has taken charge of this club and likewise any chairman/owner in charge of this club. Too many people are having knee jerk reactions to this and could end up gutted if this decision pays off. Likewise I am fully aware it could work the other way aswell
Nigels efforts will never be wiped from the history book too many people were there to witness it. Regardless of whether I am happy with the decision or not I am a supporter of Southampton FC that was still the same under any manager that has taken charge of this club and likewise any chairman/owner in charge of this club. Too many people are having knee jerk reactions to this and could end up gutted if this decision pays off. Likewise I am fully aware it could work the other way aswell SO50 Saint
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10:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books.
Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future.
The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.
We are competing with them on the price of refreshments apparently :-D
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books. Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future. The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.[/p][/quote]We are competing with them on the price of refreshments apparently :-D rednwhite72
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11:02am Tue 22 Jan 13

St Retford says...

Seriously, what on earth is this article? Is there any need for it to attempt to be quite so emotive?

If you want to publish a piece of polemic then do it and file it under the 'comment' section, but this has no place in the news.
Seriously, what on earth is this article? Is there any need for it to attempt to be quite so emotive? If you want to publish a piece of polemic then do it and file it under the 'comment' section, but this has no place in the news. St Retford
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11:36am Tue 22 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books.
Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future.
The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.
Sorry you feel like that, right now, we can manage without you, we cannot manage without a CEO, and as Nicola is that at the moment we have to live with it, like it or not.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books. Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future. The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.[/p][/quote]Sorry you feel like that, right now, we can manage without you, we cannot manage without a CEO, and as Nicola is that at the moment we have to live with it, like it or not. OSPREYSAINT
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11:48am Tue 22 Jan 13

Red n White says...

costa gaz wrote:
Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books.
Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future.
The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.
Why can't we? I mentioned Lyon the other day, went from the French 2nd division to become a French power-house, with little footballing history and no large cash injection, why can't we do the same? We just outplayed a team that's 5th in the table, outplayed arsenal and could have got results against both Manchester teams, so we have the potential to get up there.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books. Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future. The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.[/p][/quote]Why can't we? I mentioned Lyon the other day, went from the French 2nd division to become a French power-house, with little footballing history and no large cash injection, why can't we do the same? We just outplayed a team that's 5th in the table, outplayed arsenal and could have got results against both Manchester teams, so we have the potential to get up there. Red n White
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11:50am Tue 22 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
Nicola says no further response to this WUM is permitted.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]Nicola says no further response to this WUM is permitted. OSPREYSAINT
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11:56am Tue 22 Jan 13

MGRA says...

Bankers are notorious for not needing PR. NC sees the club as figures on a balance sheet. Its as simple as that. We will be sold towards the end of or at the end of next season if we are still in the Prem, the Leibherrs will make a forture, NC will get the biggest bonus of his life and the new owner(s) will hopefully be able to keep the momentum and maintain their investment.... Football is about many things for many people, but for the current head honcho is only the 0s that matter. Ironically this will mean the club should be heading in the direction of security and it will actually be good for the medium term at least. Its just that along the way integrity, honour and simple good manners have been ejected from the club is an almost sociapathic fashion. He ain't no Saint, but he is looking like cementing the clubs future along with cementing a nice little personal fortune further up the line. Most people would have taken the position we are in a week before they bough in. Its not ideal, but few things are. I am philosophical, I am glad NC is still at the helm, I dislike many things he does but still see the bigger picture and accept the transition.
Bankers are notorious for not needing PR. NC sees the club as figures on a balance sheet. Its as simple as that. We will be sold towards the end of or at the end of next season if we are still in the Prem, the Leibherrs will make a forture, NC will get the biggest bonus of his life and the new owner(s) will hopefully be able to keep the momentum and maintain their investment.... Football is about many things for many people, but for the current head honcho is only the 0s that matter. Ironically this will mean the club should be heading in the direction of security and it will actually be good for the medium term at least. Its just that along the way integrity, honour and simple good manners have been ejected from the club is an almost sociapathic fashion. He ain't no Saint, but he is looking like cementing the clubs future along with cementing a nice little personal fortune further up the line. Most people would have taken the position we are in a week before they bough in. Its not ideal, but few things are. I am philosophical, I am glad NC is still at the helm, I dislike many things he does but still see the bigger picture and accept the transition. MGRA
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12:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

iT IS ACASE OF KING NIGEL IS DEAD.LONG LIVE KING MAURICCIO
iT IS ACASE OF KING NIGEL IS DEAD.LONG LIVE KING MAURICCIO CB FRY LIVES
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12:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
There needs to be an improvement in club community relations and PR...

SFC week after week show off the best fans especially away. Club advancement in all area has been excellent... It is just the manner of things that lets the club down and and annoys fans from the long running media relations fued to the Macdonalds uniformed programme seller issue fans express displeasure, not in the intent but in the manner of execution of the projects. Southampton fans have always been passionate but are also compassionate and perhaps that has been forgotten. We all enjoyed and worshipped Nigel Adkins effort in getting us back to back promotions. We are sgrateful to The Chairman for making it happen and want to adore him and acknowledge his input and leadership but how can we when fans are excluded from expressing their feelings.

We all enjoyed Nicola's first fan forum two years or so ago. Fans would love to have had a chance to thank Nigel and don't believe he should have been unceremoniously dumped.

The Fans have shown that unlike self destructive negative plastic Chelsea fans Saints fans across the globe will support the players and the moves to improve the the team and acknowledge the results driven effort of Nicola Cortese and his epic legendary 5 year plan to the top.

BUT.... there surely has to be a time to reflect and show a little compassion and gratitude to the servants of the club that helped us on the way.

Please Nicola - Fan Forum and a little healing. It is not in anyway a weakness.

PS In no way are the comments of many media pundits including MLTs laughing stock accusation done one bit of good - pot kettle black as far as they are concerned.
Good post. Sack Jordan Sibley!!!

PR and club relations are seriously underperforming.

Great game last night. Very wierd reading the captains comments. It felt divirced from reality.

Saw an interview today with MP (and he gives credit where it is due to his predecessor (Adkins not Atkins as some fans forever vocally outraged by his sacking seem to call him)
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: There needs to be an improvement in club community relations and PR... SFC week after week show off the best fans especially away. Club advancement in all area has been excellent... It is just the manner of things that lets the club down and and annoys fans from the long running media relations fued to the Macdonalds uniformed programme seller issue fans express displeasure, not in the intent but in the manner of execution of the projects. Southampton fans have always been passionate but are also compassionate and perhaps that has been forgotten. We all enjoyed and worshipped Nigel Adkins effort in getting us back to back promotions. We are sgrateful to The Chairman for making it happen and want to adore him and acknowledge his input and leadership but how can we when fans are excluded from expressing their feelings. We all enjoyed Nicola's first fan forum two years or so ago. Fans would love to have had a chance to thank Nigel and don't believe he should have been unceremoniously dumped. The Fans have shown that unlike self destructive negative plastic Chelsea fans Saints fans across the globe will support the players and the moves to improve the the team and acknowledge the results driven effort of Nicola Cortese and his epic legendary 5 year plan to the top. BUT.... there surely has to be a time to reflect and show a little compassion and gratitude to the servants of the club that helped us on the way. Please Nicola - Fan Forum and a little healing. It is not in anyway a weakness. PS In no way are the comments of many media pundits including MLTs laughing stock accusation done one bit of good - pot kettle black as far as they are concerned.[/p][/quote]Good post. Sack Jordan Sibley!!! PR and club relations are seriously underperforming. Great game last night. Very wierd reading the captains comments. It felt divirced from reality. Saw an interview today with MP (and he gives credit where it is due to his predecessor (Adkins not Atkins as some fans forever vocally outraged by his sacking seem to call him) Thornhill Saint
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12:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13

three halves says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not surprised by this at all.
Cortese has made this club a total joke.
Nicola says no further response to this WUM is permitted.
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Not surprised by this at all. Cortese has made this club a total joke.[/p][/quote]Nicola says no further response to this WUM is permitted.[/p][/quote]Idiot. three halves
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1:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

Three halves, if your opinion is not that of a certain number of posters on here, then you must be an Idiot, a skate, or a wum.
Sorry mate but that is the rules and as soon as one of them decides you are someone else the whole gang will go after you
Three halves, if your opinion is not that of a certain number of posters on here, then you must be an Idiot, a skate, or a wum. Sorry mate but that is the rules and as soon as one of them decides you are someone else the whole gang will go after you costa gaz
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1:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books.
Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future.
The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.
Sorry you feel like that, right now, we can manage without you, we cannot manage without a CEO, and as Nicola is that at the moment we have to live with it, like it or not.
Only two I dislike about you Osprey....... your face!

Just because you post on here more than anyone else doesn't make you right
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books. Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future. The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.[/p][/quote]Sorry you feel like that, right now, we can manage without you, we cannot manage without a CEO, and as Nicola is that at the moment we have to live with it, like it or not.[/p][/quote]Only two I dislike about you Osprey....... your face! Just because you post on here more than anyone else doesn't make you right costa gaz
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1:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

Not so gaz, I'm quite enjoying three halves, long, informative, educated posts...=D
Not so gaz, I'm quite enjoying three halves, long, informative, educated posts...=D rednwhite72
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1:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books.
Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future.
The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.
Sorry you feel like that, right now, we can manage without you, we cannot manage without a CEO, and as Nicola is that at the moment we have to live with it, like it or not.
Only two I dislike about you Osprey....... your face!

Just because you post on here more than anyone else doesn't make you right
Sorry gaz but I didn't agree with your post either, for different reasons from osprey though.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Yet another PR disaster by the club, if Cortese gets his way Nigels achievements will be wiped from the clubs history books. Some of you really do believe, along with Cortese, that we will be competing with City, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea in the very near future. The soul of the club has been sold and if you are happy with that because an Italian banker tells you that it is a good thing, well that's up to you, me, I just don't buy any of it.[/p][/quote]Sorry you feel like that, right now, we can manage without you, we cannot manage without a CEO, and as Nicola is that at the moment we have to live with it, like it or not.[/p][/quote]Only two I dislike about you Osprey....... your face! Just because you post on here more than anyone else doesn't make you right[/p][/quote]Sorry gaz but I didn't agree with your post either, for different reasons from osprey though. rednwhite72
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1:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

Writer should change the opening paragraph to:

IF you were hoping to read a simple, unbiased, fair assessment of last night’s game, you would be disappointed.

In one way, the article is newsworthy I guess. Removing Nigel isn't a nice thing to do, but where do you draw the line?

You could say it is far more honest for Cortese to say nothing than heap praise on a guy he's just thrown over the side unfairly.

As the Echo would know, changing an entire programme with a day's notice before printing probably wasn't an easy task for the team who create it and, judging by NC's communication, I honestly 100% doubt that they had any prior warning of what was happening - I'm sure the match programme was the last thing on NC's list of importance.

Up the Saints. Nigel will get a fantastic job and do brilliantly, but I hope we will too.
Writer should change the opening paragraph to: IF you were hoping to read a simple, unbiased, fair assessment of last night’s game, you would be disappointed. In one way, the article is newsworthy I guess. Removing Nigel isn't a nice thing to do, but where do you draw the line? You could say it is far more honest for Cortese to say nothing than heap praise on a guy he's just thrown over the side unfairly. As the Echo would know, changing an entire programme with a day's notice before printing probably wasn't an easy task for the team who create it and, judging by NC's communication, I honestly 100% doubt that they had any prior warning of what was happening - I'm sure the match programme was the last thing on NC's list of importance. Up the Saints. Nigel will get a fantastic job and do brilliantly, but I hope we will too. SaintJD
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2:07pm Tue 22 Jan 13

the_duke says...

What goes around comes around...

I remember Nigel Adkins being similarly criticised for giving Alan Pardew no credit for the foundations laid while he was at Saints.
What goes around comes around... I remember Nigel Adkins being similarly criticised for giving Alan Pardew no credit for the foundations laid while he was at Saints. the_duke
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2:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

three halves says...

costa gaz wrote:
Three halves, if your opinion is not that of a certain number of posters on here, then you must be an Idiot, a skate, or a wum.
Sorry mate but that is the rules and as soon as one of them decides you are someone else the whole gang will go after you
Yes i find it amusing.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Three halves, if your opinion is not that of a certain number of posters on here, then you must be an Idiot, a skate, or a wum. Sorry mate but that is the rules and as soon as one of them decides you are someone else the whole gang will go after you[/p][/quote]Yes i find it amusing. three halves
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2:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13

TEBOURBA says...

A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around! TEBOURBA
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2:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
I think you are secretly in love with Nicola, Tebourba. Maybe you should address your obsession with him and just face up to it...
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]I think you are secretly in love with Nicola, Tebourba. Maybe you should address your obsession with him and just face up to it... batesieboy
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3:26pm Tue 22 Jan 13

ollysaint says...

This is the man

* that has fired a waiter because there was a stain on his table cloth

* has sacked casual staff for voicing their opinion on social media over the NA decision

* has had hospitality staff replaced because they are not young/beautiful/fema
le enough

* removes staff that question any decision he makes

* dismissed a staff member for walking through his shiny new reception

It’s not a surprise for anyone working at SMS on a daily basis that NA was replaced.
This is the man * that has fired a waiter because there was a stain on his table cloth * has sacked casual staff for voicing their opinion on social media over the NA decision * has had hospitality staff replaced because they are not young/beautiful/fema le enough * removes staff that question any decision he makes * dismissed a staff member for walking through his shiny new reception It’s not a surprise for anyone working at SMS on a daily basis that NA was replaced. ollysaint
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3:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

batesieboy wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
I think you are secretly in love with Nicola, Tebourba. Maybe you should address your obsession with him and just face up to it...
As some wag down the mucky duck said on friday in medieaval days the good burghers of southampton wouldn't have put up with an italian/lombardy/ven
etian merchant banker interloper bullying in on their cabalistic scene.oh no.they would have got the offending interloper before the Kings Assizes on a trumped up charge of treason and said banker could have ended up hung,drawn and quartered with his entrails hung out to dry for a month at the Bargate.
Luckily for senor cortese we now live in enlightened times so the worse thing that can happen to him is lots of yah boos and sucks on enlightened forums like this one of the daily echo.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]I think you are secretly in love with Nicola, Tebourba. Maybe you should address your obsession with him and just face up to it...[/p][/quote]As some wag down the mucky duck said on friday in medieaval days the good burghers of southampton wouldn't have put up with an italian/lombardy/ven etian merchant banker interloper bullying in on their cabalistic scene.oh no.they would have got the offending interloper before the Kings Assizes on a trumped up charge of treason and said banker could have ended up hung,drawn and quartered with his entrails hung out to dry for a month at the Bargate. Luckily for senor cortese we now live in enlightened times so the worse thing that can happen to him is lots of yah boos and sucks on enlightened forums like this one of the daily echo. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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4:04pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

jesus christ the amount of bullsh*t being posted here is astounding.


Look, stop being drama queens and get on with it. Crying about NC is about as effective as telling the tide not to come in.

this article is a pathetic attempt to stir up emotions in the wake of NA going and yet again the DE trying to stir up a storm over nothing to achieve its own ends.


Concentrate on the football.
jesus christ the amount of bullsh*t being posted here is astounding. Look, stop being drama queens and get on with it. Crying about NC is about as effective as telling the tide not to come in. this article is a pathetic attempt to stir up emotions in the wake of NA going and yet again the DE trying to stir up a storm over nothing to achieve its own ends. Concentrate on the football. Stroppy_gramps
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4:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13

ollysaint says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
jesus christ the amount of bullsh*t being posted here is astounding.


Look, stop being drama queens and get on with it. Crying about NC is about as effective as telling the tide not to come in.

this article is a pathetic attempt to stir up emotions in the wake of NA going and yet again the DE trying to stir up a storm over nothing to achieve its own ends.


Concentrate on the football.
Stroppy_gramps, I think you'll find it's only the players that need to concentrate on the football.

The remainder of us need to concentrate on supporting the club and that's pretty darn difficult when it's being run by someone that doesn't recognise or respect the staff it employs, the people who support it or the foundation stones it has been built upon.
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: jesus christ the amount of bullsh*t being posted here is astounding. Look, stop being drama queens and get on with it. Crying about NC is about as effective as telling the tide not to come in. this article is a pathetic attempt to stir up emotions in the wake of NA going and yet again the DE trying to stir up a storm over nothing to achieve its own ends. Concentrate on the football.[/p][/quote]Stroppy_gramps, I think you'll find it's only the players that need to concentrate on the football. The remainder of us need to concentrate on supporting the club and that's pretty darn difficult when it's being run by someone that doesn't recognise or respect the staff it employs, the people who support it or the foundation stones it has been built upon. ollysaint
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4:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13

saintlysoul says...

I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager.

Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful!

A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!!

Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!!

If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue?

On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team.

The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!!

I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right.

The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area.

I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does.

NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction!
I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager. Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful! A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!! Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!! If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue? On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team. The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!! I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right. The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area. I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does. NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction! saintlysoul
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5:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

George4th says...

ollysaint wrote:
This is the man

* that has fired a waiter because there was a stain on his table cloth

* has sacked casual staff for voicing their opinion on social media over the NA decision

* has had hospitality staff replaced because they are not young/beautiful/fema

le enough

* removes staff that question any decision he makes

* dismissed a staff member for walking through his shiny new reception

It’s not a surprise for anyone working at SMS on a daily basis that NA was replaced.
All sounds quite reasonable to me!

Rightly,Cortese has high standards and it is not unreasonable for him to expect the same of everyone else. All these silly "insider" comments that come from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend whose uncle's cousin's cousin's auntie who lives in Outer Mongolia and reads 6 month old copies of the Daily Echo! Doh!

Cortese is successful - end of. He's not got one single major decision wrong! And that's apart from the fact that he saved Saints FC!

Give me strength!!!
[quote][p][bold]ollysaint[/bold] wrote: This is the man * that has fired a waiter because there was a stain on his table cloth * has sacked casual staff for voicing their opinion on social media over the NA decision * has had hospitality staff replaced because they are not young/beautiful/fema le enough * removes staff that question any decision he makes * dismissed a staff member for walking through his shiny new reception It’s not a surprise for anyone working at SMS on a daily basis that NA was replaced.[/p][/quote]All sounds quite reasonable to me! Rightly,Cortese has high standards and it is not unreasonable for him to expect the same of everyone else. All these silly "insider" comments that come from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend whose uncle's cousin's cousin's auntie who lives in Outer Mongolia and reads 6 month old copies of the Daily Echo! Doh! Cortese is successful - end of. He's not got one single major decision wrong! And that's apart from the fact that he saved Saints FC! Give me strength!!! George4th
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5:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

George4th wrote:
ollysaint wrote:
This is the man

* that has fired a waiter because there was a stain on his table cloth

* has sacked casual staff for voicing their opinion on social media over the NA decision

* has had hospitality staff replaced because they are not young/beautiful/fema


le enough

* removes staff that question any decision he makes

* dismissed a staff member for walking through his shiny new reception

It’s not a surprise for anyone working at SMS on a daily basis that NA was replaced.
All sounds quite reasonable to me!

Rightly,Cortese has high standards and it is not unreasonable for him to expect the same of everyone else. All these silly "insider" comments that come from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend whose uncle's cousin's cousin's auntie who lives in Outer Mongolia and reads 6 month old copies of the Daily Echo! Doh!

Cortese is successful - end of. He's not got one single major decision wrong! And that's apart from the fact that he saved Saints FC!

Give me strength!!!
Cortese has high standards you say.maybe as high as a grasshoppers ****.
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ollysaint[/bold] wrote: This is the man * that has fired a waiter because there was a stain on his table cloth * has sacked casual staff for voicing their opinion on social media over the NA decision * has had hospitality staff replaced because they are not young/beautiful/fema le enough * removes staff that question any decision he makes * dismissed a staff member for walking through his shiny new reception It’s not a surprise for anyone working at SMS on a daily basis that NA was replaced.[/p][/quote]All sounds quite reasonable to me! Rightly,Cortese has high standards and it is not unreasonable for him to expect the same of everyone else. All these silly "insider" comments that come from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend whose uncle's cousin's cousin's auntie who lives in Outer Mongolia and reads 6 month old copies of the Daily Echo! Doh! Cortese is successful - end of. He's not got one single major decision wrong! And that's apart from the fact that he saved Saints FC! Give me strength!!![/p][/quote]Cortese has high standards you say.maybe as high as a grasshoppers ****. CB FRY LIVES
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5:13pm Tue 22 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

If you are wondering **** equates to never mind the **** heres the sex pistols.
If you are wondering **** equates to never mind the **** heres the sex pistols. CB FRY LIVES
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5:17pm Tue 22 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

saintlysoul wrote:
I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager.

Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful!

A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!!

Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!!

If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue?

On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team.

The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!!

I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right.

The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area.

I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does.

NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction!
i wonder if aunty nicola was out on the razzle with GULY when he got nicked for drink driving.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager. Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful! A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!! Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!! If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue? On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team. The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!! I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right. The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area. I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does. NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction![/p][/quote]i wonder if aunty nicola was out on the razzle with GULY when he got nicked for drink driving. CB FRY LIVES
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5:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13

George4th says...

saintlysoul wrote:
I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager.

Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful!

A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!!

Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!!

If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue?

On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team.

The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!!

I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right.

The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area.

I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does.

NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction!
"A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!!"

I'd have no hesitation sacking the sports analyst! If the guy is that daft he shouldn't be employed at SFC!

All this uncorroborated SFC tittle tattle childish gossip that circulates around the pubs and clubs and WI meetings only serves to get the gullible heated up and bad tempered over things that really don't matter!!

I repeat, Cortese is a success.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager. Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful! A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!! Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!! If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue? On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team. The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!! I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right. The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area. I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does. NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction![/p][/quote]"A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!!" I'd have no hesitation sacking the sports analyst! If the guy is that daft he shouldn't be employed at SFC! All this uncorroborated SFC tittle tattle childish gossip that circulates around the pubs and clubs and WI meetings only serves to get the gullible heated up and bad tempered over things that really don't matter!! I repeat, Cortese is a success. George4th
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5:31pm Tue 22 Jan 13

ollysaint says...

@George4th?

All sounds quite reasonable and NC is a success?

Wake up matey, it's the 21st Century.

Bullying, sexism, dictators - all that stuff is a bit old fashioned these days.
@George4th? All sounds quite reasonable and NC is a success? Wake up matey, it's the 21st Century. Bullying, sexism, dictators - all that stuff is a bit old fashioned these days. ollysaint
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5:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

ollysaint wrote:
@George4th?

All sounds quite reasonable and NC is a success?

Wake up matey, it's the 21st Century.

Bullying, sexism, dictators - all that stuff is a bit old fashioned these days.
IF these rumours are true.

and you have no way of proving that they are.

and until someone does they are just RUMOURS and NOTHING ELSE.
[quote][p][bold]ollysaint[/bold] wrote: @George4th? All sounds quite reasonable and NC is a success? Wake up matey, it's the 21st Century. Bullying, sexism, dictators - all that stuff is a bit old fashioned these days.[/p][/quote]IF these rumours are true. and you have no way of proving that they are. and until someone does they are just RUMOURS and NOTHING ELSE. Stroppy_gramps
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5:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

ollysaint wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
jesus christ the amount of bullsh*t being posted here is astounding.


Look, stop being drama queens and get on with it. Crying about NC is about as effective as telling the tide not to come in.

this article is a pathetic attempt to stir up emotions in the wake of NA going and yet again the DE trying to stir up a storm over nothing to achieve its own ends.


Concentrate on the football.
Stroppy_gramps, I think you'll find it's only the players that need to concentrate on the football.

The remainder of us need to concentrate on supporting the club and that's pretty darn difficult when it's being run by someone that doesn't recognise or respect the staff it employs, the people who support it or the foundation stones it has been built upon.
Nicely put Olly, all summed up in the final paragraph.
[quote][p][bold]ollysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: jesus christ the amount of bullsh*t being posted here is astounding. Look, stop being drama queens and get on with it. Crying about NC is about as effective as telling the tide not to come in. this article is a pathetic attempt to stir up emotions in the wake of NA going and yet again the DE trying to stir up a storm over nothing to achieve its own ends. Concentrate on the football.[/p][/quote]Stroppy_gramps, I think you'll find it's only the players that need to concentrate on the football. The remainder of us need to concentrate on supporting the club and that's pretty darn difficult when it's being run by someone that doesn't recognise or respect the staff it employs, the people who support it or the foundation stones it has been built upon.[/p][/quote]Nicely put Olly, all summed up in the final paragraph. costa gaz
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5:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect. OSPREYSAINT
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6:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just to balance out a bit of what I have been saying, I don't like the fact that there was nothing in the Match programme about Nigels departure, the minimum mesage should have been a thank you, better still would have been an explanation. I don't appreciate fans being banned from expressing their views, freedom of speech is taking a severe battering here. The childish threats about people waving posters is also bang out of order, I think there are some in the Club hierarchy that should look at themselves and ask why they are bowing down to the current hysteria about what we would be doing. We proved by our behaviour that we are above all of that. So in future they should show a bit more respect for the fan base, we are the life blood of the Club, to alienate us would be the death knell of the Club and can easily be cured by just a little more communication. Talk to us, tell us what is going on and why, you never know we might actually have the answers to any problems that you can't solve. Wake up Nicola and smell the coffee, we want to be onside with you, but you are making it virtually impossible. Rant over.
Just to balance out a bit of what I have been saying, I don't like the fact that there was nothing in the Match programme about Nigels departure, the minimum mesage should have been a thank you, better still would have been an explanation. I don't appreciate fans being banned from expressing their views, freedom of speech is taking a severe battering here. The childish threats about people waving posters is also bang out of order, I think there are some in the Club hierarchy that should look at themselves and ask why they are bowing down to the current hysteria about what we would be doing. We proved by our behaviour that we are above all of that. So in future they should show a bit more respect for the fan base, we are the life blood of the Club, to alienate us would be the death knell of the Club and can easily be cured by just a little more communication. Talk to us, tell us what is going on and why, you never know we might actually have the answers to any problems that you can't solve. Wake up Nicola and smell the coffee, we want to be onside with you, but you are making it virtually impossible. Rant over. OSPREYSAINT
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6:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.
Osprey, you are fast becoming someone who shows no compassion to his fellow man, you've been sucked in by the cortese dream.
He is a dictator in his own little bubble, he will not bring the champions league or the EPL trophy to our little club, we will not be challenging the might of Manchester or Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or liverpool .
If you want to believe we can be as good as Barcelona, then carry on, it ain't gonna happen pal.
All of you, please stop sucking up to this despicable despot.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.[/p][/quote]Osprey, you are fast becoming someone who shows no compassion to his fellow man, you've been sucked in by the cortese dream. He is a dictator in his own little bubble, he will not bring the champions league or the EPL trophy to our little club, we will not be challenging the might of Manchester or Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or liverpool . If you want to believe we can be as good as Barcelona, then carry on, it ain't gonna happen pal. All of you, please stop sucking up to this despicable despot. costa gaz
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6:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13

rocketone says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
Remember Dave Jones?
We didn't look good then either.
selective memory?
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]Remember Dave Jones? We didn't look good then either. selective memory? rocketone
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6:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

I am a saints fan and have been since I was born in '72, my dad was a saints fan and his dad before him and so on, I am used to saints being in the top league until recently when our club faced relegation and administration this was probably the lowest time in my life as a supporter of my home club. Luckily we were saved by one Markus Liehberr a billionaire swiss businessman no less, along with his team and right-hand man NC. The repair began and we were soon back in the top flight again, very stable and finacially sound. I am a saints fan, so I am used to being just up there, mid-table, getting by, fighting to survive, battling relegation, coming 2nd...hold on why should I not won't something more? why can't SFC be a top european side? why must I just be happy with the memories of '76?
This could be it, SFC's chance to not just be good but be great...I'm happy to roll with it, whatever happens behind the scenes, I am a football fan and I want my club to suceed and I wan't to see great football, the rest is gravy...!

3 years ago if you offered me billionaire backers, a stalinesc brute, ex swiss banker for a chairman, and an ex-international argie defender manager I would have ripped your arm off, I don't remember much of '76 personally I do want to see my club succeed at the highest level. How this happens is by the by, NA would understand whether I agree or not with what has happened my love is my club and thats were my heart is...!
I am a saints fan and have been since I was born in '72, my dad was a saints fan and his dad before him and so on, I am used to saints being in the top league until recently when our club faced relegation and administration this was probably the lowest time in my life as a supporter of my home club. Luckily we were saved by one Markus Liehberr a billionaire swiss businessman no less, along with his team and right-hand man NC. The repair began and we were soon back in the top flight again, very stable and finacially sound. I am a saints fan, so I am used to being just up there, mid-table, getting by, fighting to survive, battling relegation, coming 2nd...hold on why should I not won't something more? why can't SFC be a top european side? why must I just be happy with the memories of '76? This could be it, SFC's chance to not just be good but be great...I'm happy to roll with it, whatever happens behind the scenes, I am a football fan and I want my club to suceed and I wan't to see great football, the rest is gravy...! 3 years ago if you offered me billionaire backers, a stalinesc brute, ex swiss banker for a chairman, and an ex-international argie defender manager I would have ripped your arm off, I don't remember much of '76 personally I do want to see my club succeed at the highest level. How this happens is by the by, NA would understand whether I agree or not with what has happened my love is my club and thats were my heart is...! rednwhite72
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7:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.
Osprey, you are fast becoming someone who shows no compassion to his fellow man, you've been sucked in by the cortese dream.
He is a dictator in his own little bubble, he will not bring the champions league or the EPL trophy to our little club, we will not be challenging the might of Manchester or Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or liverpool .
If you want to believe we can be as good as Barcelona, then carry on, it ain't gonna happen pal.
All of you, please stop sucking up to this despicable despot.
That statement contradicts itself, I don't want to be seen as sucking up any way, but I do want some of that dream, and unless you secure someone else of equal financial stature to buy us out, I will stand by him until it is clear that we aren't going to get it. Have you studied Barcelonas results lately? Played 20 won 18, drew 1, lost 1. Not bad, wouldn't you like us to do that in a couple of years when the dust has settled, or are you another with no ambition, no belief and no hope?
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.[/p][/quote]Osprey, you are fast becoming someone who shows no compassion to his fellow man, you've been sucked in by the cortese dream. He is a dictator in his own little bubble, he will not bring the champions league or the EPL trophy to our little club, we will not be challenging the might of Manchester or Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or liverpool . If you want to believe we can be as good as Barcelona, then carry on, it ain't gonna happen pal. All of you, please stop sucking up to this despicable despot.[/p][/quote]That statement contradicts itself, I don't want to be seen as sucking up any way, but I do want some of that dream, and unless you secure someone else of equal financial stature to buy us out, I will stand by him until it is clear that we aren't going to get it. Have you studied Barcelonas results lately? Played 20 won 18, drew 1, lost 1. Not bad, wouldn't you like us to do that in a couple of years when the dust has settled, or are you another with no ambition, no belief and no hope? OSPREYSAINT
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7:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Ironman1 says...

It's still Adkins team.........at the moment!
It's still Adkins team.........at the moment! Ironman1
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7:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin.
Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty.
He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages.
He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!!
He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development.
Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others.
What goes around comes around!
Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.
Osprey, you are fast becoming someone who shows no compassion to his fellow man, you've been sucked in by the cortese dream.
He is a dictator in his own little bubble, he will not bring the champions league or the EPL trophy to our little club, we will not be challenging the might of Manchester or Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or liverpool .
If you want to believe we can be as good as Barcelona, then carry on, it ain't gonna happen pal.
All of you, please stop sucking up to this despicable despot.
Christ gaz your ambitions are high, lets at least qualify for Europe first ...lol
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A PR Director to Cortese is as effective as one serving Adolf Hitler or Joe Stalin. Cortese is a ruthless dictator, what he says goes, he cares nothing for others and doesn't know the meaning of loyalty. He treats people with utter contempt, including but not limited to, loyal managers, training staff,programme sellers, local and national news media, former playing greats of the Saints, contractors working on his projects and above all the Saints supporters, who pay his wages. He has also stuck to fingers up to the British legal system, but met his match there!! He has tarnished the name of a great fooball club, nurtured and developed by the likes of Bates and McM, known throughout the country for its fairness, good football and youth development. Like all dictators he is enjoying his days in the sun but he should reflect on what happened to all the others. What goes around comes around![/p][/quote]Good to see that you are another practitioner of Godwins Law. I guess yiur IQ matches your shoe size, so it is what one would expect.[/p][/quote]Osprey, you are fast becoming someone who shows no compassion to his fellow man, you've been sucked in by the cortese dream. He is a dictator in his own little bubble, he will not bring the champions league or the EPL trophy to our little club, we will not be challenging the might of Manchester or Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or liverpool . If you want to believe we can be as good as Barcelona, then carry on, it ain't gonna happen pal. All of you, please stop sucking up to this despicable despot.[/p][/quote]Christ gaz your ambitions are high, lets at least qualify for Europe first ...lol rednwhite72
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10:47pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Benali76 says...

I don't see why Cortese feels the need to be such an uncompassionate jerk at every given moment. I hated the decision to sack Adkins and hope I will turn out wrong when I say it will backfire. However I still back Cortese because I believe he is the major reason why SFC are riding so high. But the way he goes about things serves only to leave an ill taste and for no apparent gain. What would be the down side to thanking Adkins in the programme? It is our football club you are running Cortese and we all think Nigel deserves some respect as we move on without him.
I don't see why Cortese feels the need to be such an uncompassionate jerk at every given moment. I hated the decision to sack Adkins and hope I will turn out wrong when I say it will backfire. However I still back Cortese because I believe he is the major reason why SFC are riding so high. But the way he goes about things serves only to leave an ill taste and for no apparent gain. What would be the down side to thanking Adkins in the programme? It is our football club you are running Cortese and we all think Nigel deserves some respect as we move on without him. Benali76
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10:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13

slugger says...

Hysterical !! ...... keep the heresay coming ........ COYR !!!!
Hysterical !! ...... keep the heresay coming ........ COYR !!!! slugger
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11:01pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Benali76 says...

saintlysoul wrote:
I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager.

Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful!

A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!!

Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!!

If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue?

On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team.

The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!!

I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right.

The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area.

I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does.

NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction!
I spoke to a taxi driver the other day that once had a Saints player in the back of his cab and he said that if you say make enough statements about insider going ons that sooner or later one of them will turn out to be true and you can then turn around smugly and say "told you so". Or I might have made that up. I quite like the rest of your post though, apart from the bit about "his actions and coaching from the technical area".. so you can now lip read in Spanish can you, you are so wise it is unerring.
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: I spoke to a member of security at the ground last night. He told me the following. Last Friday Lallana was summonsed by NC to attend his office at 9.00 am. When he arrived NC was there along with the new manager and Fonte, the latter being there to translate. NC told him that he was just about to sack NA and introduced him to the new manager. Meanwhile security were told to pack into boxes all the personal effects of NA, Wilkins, Crosby and Stannard. These were to be delivered to them on the strict instructions that none of that quartet were allowed to enter the training ground. It was described as awful! A member of staff took a photo of the message NA had left for the players. Obviously he knew what was going to happen. That member of staff, an a sports analyst has been suspended and faces the sack!!!!! Another interesting piece of information I was given is that NC has been a personal friend of someone for a long time. That person GULY!!!!!! I was informed that NA was playing Guly at NC's insistence. Apparently Alan Pardew's failure to pay Guly contributed to his demise!!!! If the latter is accurate, I've no reason to believe its not, then it confirms my suspicion that NC has been heavily influential in team selection? Will that continue? On a more positive note I attended the game last night. I was very impressed with the fans who were respectful and supportive of the new managerial team. The team played very well IMO. They all put in a good shift. It was a shame they didn't score. I've been critical of these players in the past but I have to say last night they were a pleasure to watch and I include both Guly and Lambert in that!!!! I have a feeling that NC appointment of the new management team, leaving aside how it was done, will turn out to be inspirational. I hope I'm right. The new manager has an air about him - an aura he is mouriniho like and I was impressed with his actions and coaching from the technical area. I for one am excited at this new dawn over St.Marys I have a feeling it will bring success. I really hope it does. NA was a giant amongst men. I won't forget him, I doubt many fans will. He has moved on. I wish him well. The club now. Needs to move on and I'm confident it will - in the right direction![/p][/quote]I spoke to a taxi driver the other day that once had a Saints player in the back of his cab and he said that if you say make enough statements about insider going ons that sooner or later one of them will turn out to be true and you can then turn around smugly and say "told you so". Or I might have made that up. I quite like the rest of your post though, apart from the bit about "his actions and coaching from the technical area".. so you can now lip read in Spanish can you, you are so wise it is unerring. Benali76
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12:34am Wed 23 Jan 13

userds5050 says...

Nigel Adkins greatest achievement wasn't back to back promotions but convincing the world he didn't exist #SaintsFC
Nigel Adkins greatest achievement wasn't back to back promotions but convincing the world he didn't exist #SaintsFC userds5050
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8:53am Wed 23 Jan 13

Dazzler79 says...

saint61 wrote:
Dazzler79 wrote:
Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
Funny that my £3 hot chocolate came with a chocolate bar included. You got a choice pay it or not - stop moaning and support the Saints.
Don't be an idiot.
It's ripping people off and you know it so do one.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.[/p][/quote]Funny that my £3 hot chocolate came with a chocolate bar included. You got a choice pay it or not - stop moaning and support the Saints.[/p][/quote]Don't be an idiot. It's ripping people off and you know it so do one. Dazzler79
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8:58am Wed 23 Jan 13

Dazzler79 says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
Dazzler79 wrote:
Sums up exactly how low cortese is.
To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club.
I don't like the guy and never have or never will.
More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all.
I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous.
I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get.
Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
That maybe expensive, but your post is priceless, I mean with all what's gone on and your moaning about the price of hot chocolate...haha!
Don't buy it then you tight sod, take a flask next time. I can see it now in the boardroom during the talks about finance, "So Mr cortese can we discuss the price of the hot chocolate in the hospitality suite"...lol

Priceless!
Touched a nerve have I.
Because you know I'm right it's ripping people off.
I don't go to games much as price of it is getting stupid.
I can afford to go but still have principles of what's fair pricing of things.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.[/p][/quote]That maybe expensive, but your post is priceless, I mean with all what's gone on and your moaning about the price of hot chocolate...haha! Don't buy it then you tight sod, take a flask next time. I can see it now in the boardroom during the talks about finance, "So Mr cortese can we discuss the price of the hot chocolate in the hospitality suite"...lol Priceless![/p][/quote]Touched a nerve have I. Because you know I'm right it's ripping people off. I don't go to games much as price of it is getting stupid. I can afford to go but still have principles of what's fair pricing of things. Dazzler79
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11:52am Wed 23 Jan 13

the_duke says...

Dazzler79 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
Dazzler79 wrote:
Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
Funny that my £3 hot chocolate came with a chocolate bar included. You got a choice pay it or not - stop moaning and support the Saints.
Don't be an idiot.
It's ripping people off and you know it so do one.
Sorry mate but that's the price you pay at any sporting venue. It's a similar price at Poole Speedway.
[quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.[/p][/quote]Funny that my £3 hot chocolate came with a chocolate bar included. You got a choice pay it or not - stop moaning and support the Saints.[/p][/quote]Don't be an idiot. It's ripping people off and you know it so do one.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate but that's the price you pay at any sporting venue. It's a similar price at Poole Speedway. the_duke
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12:25pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Block 34 says...

I'll be taking a flask, but not because of the prices! Q'd the whole of half time for a coffee & gave up when 2nd half started - Nicola "Rupert" Cortese's improvements haven't reached the catering arrangements yet!!!
I'll be taking a flask, but not because of the prices! Q'd the whole of half time for a coffee & gave up when 2nd half started - Nicola "Rupert" Cortese's improvements haven't reached the catering arrangements yet!!! Block 34
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2:00pm Wed 23 Jan 13

lowe esteem says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
Dazzler79 wrote:
Sums up exactly how low cortese is.
To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club.
I don't like the guy and never have or never will.
More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all.
I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous.
I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get.
Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.
That maybe expensive, but your post is priceless, I mean with all what's gone on and your moaning about the price of hot chocolate...haha!
Don't buy it then you tight sod, take a flask next time. I can see it now in the boardroom during the talks about finance, "So Mr cortese can we discuss the price of the hot chocolate in the hospitality suite"...lol

Priceless!
My mate cornered Roops at one of the late lamented fans forums, and it's thanks to him you've been able to enjoy Tommy K in the 'service concourse'-see, it is worth complaining!
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dazzler79[/bold] wrote: Sums up exactly how low cortese is. To not even acknowledge the work that Adkins had done is a new low from him and the club. I don't like the guy and never have or never will. More and more do I feel like the club doesn't care about the fans at all. I was in hospitality last night and the price of things is just ludicrous. I mean who charges £3 for a pathetic cup of hot chocolate that my gf had to wait 10 min to get. Oh yes that would be my club that is now run by a ruthless,arrogant buffoon that is slowly pushing me and others further away from actually feeling like its not our club anymore.[/p][/quote]That maybe expensive, but your post is priceless, I mean with all what's gone on and your moaning about the price of hot chocolate...haha! Don't buy it then you tight sod, take a flask next time. I can see it now in the boardroom during the talks about finance, "So Mr cortese can we discuss the price of the hot chocolate in the hospitality suite"...lol Priceless![/p][/quote]My mate cornered Roops at one of the late lamented fans forums, and it's thanks to him you've been able to enjoy Tommy K in the 'service concourse'-see, it is worth complaining! lowe esteem
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2:40pm Wed 23 Jan 13

scorpioeyes says...

adkins was thanked in the initial press release,so how many times do you want Cortese to thank him??Liebherr and Cortese have the same vision as we would all like-that of being a top 6 side,and NC decided that NA was not the man to take us forward.Given his tactical ineptness, the 30m spend in the summer,(3 times what west ham spent), failing to hold on to a lead to the tune of 19 or so points,I think he has been very patient with a man who was obviously out of his depth.Sure,he got us 2 promotions (with masses of spending power comapred to rivals) but I am sure NC has yet again made the right decision. Without him putting Liebherr on to us,we wouldnt have a club!
adkins was thanked in the initial press release,so how many times do you want Cortese to thank him??Liebherr and Cortese have the same vision as we would all like-that of being a top 6 side,and NC decided that NA was not the man to take us forward.Given his tactical ineptness, the 30m spend in the summer,(3 times what west ham spent), failing to hold on to a lead to the tune of 19 or so points,I think he has been very patient with a man who was obviously out of his depth.Sure,he got us 2 promotions (with masses of spending power comapred to rivals) but I am sure NC has yet again made the right decision. Without him putting Liebherr on to us,we wouldnt have a club! scorpioeyes
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5:50pm Wed 23 Jan 13

the_duke says...

Once again, I have to point out that Adkins similarly gave Pardew no crediit for what he'd achieved either.
Once again, I have to point out that Adkins similarly gave Pardew no crediit for what he'd achieved either. the_duke
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