Centre-back Maya Yoshida has Old Trafford dream

Saints star's dream of playing for Manchester United

Saints star's dream of playing for Manchester United

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SAINTS centre-back Maya Yoshida has spoken of his dream of one day playing for Manchester United.

The 24-year-old defender, under contract at St Mary’s until 2015, has impressed in his debut season for Saints in the Premier League.

Now Yoshida has revealed he would one day like to follow his Japanese international colleague Shinji Kagawa to Old Trafford.

When asked if he would one day like to join United, Yoshida – speaking at Thursday’s premiere of Iron Man 3 in London – said: “Of course, everyone wants to play there.

“He (Kagawa) is my friend and a player with me in the national team, and playing in Manchester is always nice. Of course everyone wants to go to Manchester, why not?”

Yoshida is for now focusing on finishing a successful season with Saints in the top tenof the Premier League.

The defender was also full of praise for previous Saints boss Nigel Adkins, but stated that the team are now working extremely hard under successor Mauricio Pochettino.

“Yeah, of course Nigel was really a great guy and he gave me a lot of things, but now Mauricio is a really nice guy and gives us a hard job,” said Yoshida.

“I think that’s why we play well.”

When asked if he thought a harder work-rate and organisation behind the scenes was a reason behind Sants’ improvement in form under Pochettino, Yoshida replied: “I was thinking now it’s really important for us to improve.”

Yoshida, signed from Dutch club VVV Venlo last summer, made his Saints debut as a sub in September’s 6-1 thrashing at Arsenal.

Including that day, he has appeared in the last 30 Premier League games, establishing himself as one of the first names on the team sheet under both Adkins and Pochettino.

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8:57am Sat 20 Apr 13

billythesaint says...

Thanks Yoshida! I'd like to hang out the back of Jessica Alba but I wouldn't tell my girlfriend that.
Thanks Yoshida! I'd like to hang out the back of Jessica Alba but I wouldn't tell my girlfriend that. billythesaint
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8:59am Sat 20 Apr 13

lambo83 says...

billythesaint wrote:
Thanks Yoshida! I'd like to hang out the back of Jessica Alba but I wouldn't tell my girlfriend that.
LOL
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Thanks Yoshida! I'd like to hang out the back of Jessica Alba but I wouldn't tell my girlfriend that.[/p][/quote]LOL lambo83
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9:08am Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

At least while playing for us he has had no problem being selected to play for his National team, Japan, who don't seem to be bothered that he is not playing for a top five Premier Team at the moment.
At least while playing for us he has had no problem being selected to play for his National team, Japan, who don't seem to be bothered that he is not playing for a top five Premier Team at the moment. OSPREYSAINT
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9:12am Sat 20 Apr 13

Baddesley Bill says...

I think he ought to show a little more ambition....he'll learn.
I think he ought to show a little more ambition....he'll learn. Baddesley Bill
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9:15am Sat 20 Apr 13

Confucious says...

I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes.

This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.
I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes. This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not. Confucious
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9:20am Sat 20 Apr 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

If Cortese reads this he'll be chop suey. Bloody stupid comment.
If Cortese reads this he'll be chop suey. Bloody stupid comment. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:25am Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes.

This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.
You have hit the head on the nail.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes. This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.[/p][/quote]You have hit the head on the nail. OSPREYSAINT
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9:40am Sat 20 Apr 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes.

This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.
You have hit the head on the nail.
It is of course possible to answer yes to both 'are you happy at Southampton?' and 'would you like to move to Man Utd?'

I think he's going to need to clarify his position. Either the Echo have twisted it or Yoshida hasn't bought into the vision.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes. This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.[/p][/quote]You have hit the head on the nail.[/p][/quote]It is of course possible to answer yes to both 'are you happy at Southampton?' and 'would you like to move to Man Utd?' I think he's going to need to clarify his position. Either the Echo have twisted it or Yoshida hasn't bought into the vision. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:48am Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be? OSPREYSAINT
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9:51am Sat 20 Apr 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
The first comment on here sums it up perfectly.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]The first comment on here sums it up perfectly. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:51am Sat 20 Apr 13

Buddy SFC says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes.

This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.
You have hit the head on the nail.
It is of course possible to answer yes to both 'are you happy at Southampton?' and 'would you like to move to Man Utd?'

I think he's going to need to clarify his position. Either the Echo have twisted it or Yoshida hasn't bought into the vision.
Just being polite ............ A Saturday morning ''NO'' story !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I suspect there may be a cultural issue which the media have exploited here. Answering 'no' to this kind of question doesn't come easily in Japanese (or Chinese) cultures. The automatic reaction is to be polite, respectful and 'save face'. Would it be respectful to his friend if he said he wouldn't want to play in Manchester? I suspect if the question had been "Are you happy at Southampton/", the answer would have been a resounding yes. This tendency never to say 'no' is often misunderstood and in many contexts, not least business - where Western people think they have got agreement to something when in fact they have not.[/p][/quote]You have hit the head on the nail.[/p][/quote]It is of course possible to answer yes to both 'are you happy at Southampton?' and 'would you like to move to Man Utd?' I think he's going to need to clarify his position. Either the Echo have twisted it or Yoshida hasn't bought into the vision.[/p][/quote]Just being polite ............ A Saturday morning ''NO'' story ! Buddy SFC
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9:54am Sat 20 Apr 13

Laurensis says...

Why on earth is our local paper paper interviewing our first team players and asking them who they would prefer to play for?! Then to make it even worse putting out a headline that reports them as dreaming of playing for other teams.

It makes me wonder what team the reporter supports and why is the Echo allowing such disruptive drivel to be reported?
Why on earth is our local paper paper interviewing our first team players and asking them who they would prefer to play for?! Then to make it even worse putting out a headline that reports them as dreaming of playing for other teams. It makes me wonder what team the reporter supports and why is the Echo allowing such disruptive drivel to be reported? Laurensis
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9:59am Sat 20 Apr 13

Tony in Liberia says...

I hate stories like this; absolutely pointless and just annoying. I've been in the far east, and one thing you learn very quickly is that people NEVER answer 'no' when you ask a question, regardless of their complete lack of knowledge of the answer. Asking for directions was a nightmare; nobody would ever admit that they didn't know the way to somewhere, and would rather give completely wrong and useless directions than say "sorry, I don't know".

And in any case, what else should he answer? Any footballer would like to play for Man U, or Barcelona, or the Spanish national team; that doesn't mean they plan to, or intend to, or are just waiting for a call to.

The press asking leading questions and then jumping on the answer for a story is lazy, stupid journalism and anyone who falls for it deserves whatever sleepless nights they get from it.
I hate stories like this; absolutely pointless and just annoying. I've been in the far east, and one thing you learn very quickly is that people NEVER answer 'no' when you ask a question, regardless of their complete lack of knowledge of the answer. Asking for directions was a nightmare; nobody would ever admit that they didn't know the way to somewhere, and would rather give completely wrong and useless directions than say "sorry, I don't know". And in any case, what else should he answer? Any footballer would like to play for Man U, or Barcelona, or the Spanish national team; that doesn't mean they plan to, or intend to, or are just waiting for a call to. The press asking leading questions and then jumping on the answer for a story is lazy, stupid journalism and anyone who falls for it deserves whatever sleepless nights they get from it. Tony in Liberia
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10:04am Sat 20 Apr 13

Reality-man says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
Exactly - So unlike the Echo to report a negative story about our club before an important match!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]Exactly - So unlike the Echo to report a negative story about our club before an important match! Reality-man
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10:15am Sat 20 Apr 13

Laurensis says...

Reality-man wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
Exactly - So unlike the Echo to report a negative story about our club before an important match!
This!.

If I was Cortese I would ban the Echo (again) from being purposefully antagonist and trying to harm Southampton Football Club. What other conclusion can be drawn from such articles. This is not 'freedom of press', this a reporter (who I note has not printed his/her name) who has gone out and appears to have intentionally created negative stories about a player, knowing it would upset people. Then releasing it on match day...
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]Exactly - So unlike the Echo to report a negative story about our club before an important match![/p][/quote]This!. If I was Cortese I would ban the Echo (again) from being purposefully antagonist and trying to harm Southampton Football Club. What other conclusion can be drawn from such articles. This is not 'freedom of press', this a reporter (who I note has not printed his/her name) who has gone out and appears to have intentionally created negative stories about a player, knowing it would upset people. Then releasing it on match day... Laurensis
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10:42am Sat 20 Apr 13

cotswoldsaint says...

What on earth does the DE think is to be gained from running headlines like this? It just riles fans, creates disharmony and has the potential to sow seeds of doubt among the team (if they take any note of DE stories,that is). All in all an "own goal" by the Echo, especially on an important match day.
Also, if you look at the quotes attributed to Yoshida he is actually saying he likes playing "in" Manchester. At no time is he quoted saying he would like to play "with" Manchester. Perhaps there was a translation problem here?
What on earth does the DE think is to be gained from running headlines like this? It just riles fans, creates disharmony and has the potential to sow seeds of doubt among the team (if they take any note of DE stories,that is). All in all an "own goal" by the Echo, especially on an important match day. Also, if you look at the quotes attributed to Yoshida he is actually saying he likes playing "in" Manchester. At no time is he quoted saying he would like to play "with" Manchester. Perhaps there was a translation problem here? cotswoldsaint
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10:58am Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Laurensis wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
Exactly - So unlike the Echo to report a negative story about our club before an important match!
This!.

If I was Cortese I would ban the Echo (again) from being purposefully antagonist and trying to harm Southampton Football Club. What other conclusion can be drawn from such articles. This is not 'freedom of press', this a reporter (who I note has not printed his/her name) who has gone out and appears to have intentionally created negative stories about a player, knowing it would upset people. Then releasing it on match day...
... and they posted two threads on the same subject just to make sure, and posted a positive Jack Cork thread only on the Sports site, yes you can understand the annoyance of NC at the standard of reporting, no disrespect Dan but you lot really must try harder.
[quote][p][bold]Laurensis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]Exactly - So unlike the Echo to report a negative story about our club before an important match![/p][/quote]This!. If I was Cortese I would ban the Echo (again) from being purposefully antagonist and trying to harm Southampton Football Club. What other conclusion can be drawn from such articles. This is not 'freedom of press', this a reporter (who I note has not printed his/her name) who has gone out and appears to have intentionally created negative stories about a player, knowing it would upset people. Then releasing it on match day...[/p][/quote]... and they posted two threads on the same subject just to make sure, and posted a positive Jack Cork thread only on the Sports site, yes you can understand the annoyance of NC at the standard of reporting, no disrespect Dan but you lot really must try harder. OSPREYSAINT
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11:02am Sat 20 Apr 13

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
And Jamie Carragher's answer would be?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]And Jamie Carragher's answer would be? Clever Dick
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11:18am Sat 20 Apr 13

Stnana says...

Laurensis wrote:
Why on earth is our local paper paper interviewing our first team players and asking them who they would prefer to play for?! Then to make it even worse putting out a headline that reports them as dreaming of playing for other teams.

It makes me wonder what team the reporter supports and why is the Echo allowing such disruptive drivel to be reported?
Judging by the amount of Adkins stories a few weeks ago I should imagine Reading just like South Today reporters !! Base themselves in Southampton and report on every other team in the south rather than the local one even though that's the one that's flying high.
[quote][p][bold]Laurensis[/bold] wrote: Why on earth is our local paper paper interviewing our first team players and asking them who they would prefer to play for?! Then to make it even worse putting out a headline that reports them as dreaming of playing for other teams. It makes me wonder what team the reporter supports and why is the Echo allowing such disruptive drivel to be reported?[/p][/quote]Judging by the amount of Adkins stories a few weeks ago I should imagine Reading just like South Today reporters !! Base themselves in Southampton and report on every other team in the south rather than the local one even though that's the one that's flying high. Stnana
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11:23am Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Clever Dick wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
And Jamie Carragher's answer would be?
How much to play for you?
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]And Jamie Carragher's answer would be?[/p][/quote]How much to play for you? OSPREYSAINT
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11:26am Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?
And Jamie Carragher's answer would be?
How much to play for you?
Seriously, there are some really loyal players out there, but many more are mercenaries out to get the best deal, no matter where it is at. Manchester United are the top of the pile and that's where the best players want to be at.
Yosh has no ties with Southampton, but must be happy to play for us, I doubt that United would consider him good enough for them.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think you are making a mountain out of Mount Fuji, ask any League footballer, "Would you like to play for Manchester United?" What do you think the answer would be?[/p][/quote]And Jamie Carragher's answer would be?[/p][/quote]How much to play for you?[/p][/quote]Seriously, there are some really loyal players out there, but many more are mercenaries out to get the best deal, no matter where it is at. Manchester United are the top of the pile and that's where the best players want to be at. Yosh has no ties with Southampton, but must be happy to play for us, I doubt that United would consider him good enough for them. OSPREYSAINT
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11:26am Sat 20 Apr 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

As I say it needs clarification. All of us second guessing exactly what he meant is not going to resolve it.
As I say it needs clarification. All of us second guessing exactly what he meant is not going to resolve it. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:32am Sat 20 Apr 13

Upham Saint says...

Well I think that this is the Echo putting words into his mouth. My question is where is the £4M man Forren? Yoshida looks competent, but not Champion's league material!
Well I think that this is the Echo putting words into his mouth. My question is where is the £4M man Forren? Yoshida looks competent, but not Champion's league material! Upham Saint
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11:40am Sat 20 Apr 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next.

The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.
The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next. The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:47am Sat 20 Apr 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next.

The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.
Even with a leg up from the Football League....I predict a riot (to coin a phrase) :O)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next. The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.[/p][/quote]Even with a leg up from the Football League....I predict a riot (to coin a phrase) :O) Baddesley Bill
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12:01pm Sat 20 Apr 13

EternalXSamurai says...

Jesus, this is his first season ever since coming from the Eredivisie, give him time, for his first season in England he's been excellent, I expect even better from next season.

This is the man who led Japan to victory against Spain at olympics after all.
Jesus, this is his first season ever since coming from the Eredivisie, give him time, for his first season in England he's been excellent, I expect even better from next season. This is the man who led Japan to victory against Spain at olympics after all. EternalXSamurai
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12:11pm Sat 20 Apr 13

saintshorse101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next.

The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.
to be fair to the football league they said from the start that the points would be deducted when/if they came out f administration. the football league couldn't have known at the time that they would be so rubbish!
if I my memory is correct poopey were hit with a 10pt penalty when they went into admin and this penalty is for not servicing the CVA from the prior administration.
having said that I feel that the deduction should be applied next season to act as a punishment. the fans now know that if the club goes wrong again its their fault, they cant blame `dodgy owners` or the FA/FL`s fit and proper test.
what poopey should remember is that other teams have been given 25pt penalties for Financial Irregularities and there cant be a bigger Financial Irregularity than defaulting on a CVA, they could and should have been given a bigger deduction and are lucky the FL were so kind to them.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next. The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.[/p][/quote]to be fair to the football league they said from the start that the points would be deducted when/if they came out f administration. the football league couldn't have known at the time that they would be so rubbish! if I my memory is correct poopey were hit with a 10pt penalty when they went into admin and this penalty is for not servicing the CVA from the prior administration. having said that I feel that the deduction should be applied next season to act as a punishment. the fans now know that if the club goes wrong again its their fault, they cant blame `dodgy owners` or the FA/FL`s fit and proper test. what poopey should remember is that other teams have been given 25pt penalties for Financial Irregularities and there cant be a bigger Financial Irregularity than defaulting on a CVA, they could and should have been given a bigger deduction and are lucky the FL were so kind to them. saintshorse101
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12:27pm Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/22
167294
http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/22 167294 OSPREYSAINT
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12:29pm Sat 20 Apr 13

The stripes says...

billythesaint wrote:
Thanks Yoshida! I'd like to hang out the back of Jessica Alba but I wouldn't tell my girlfriend that.
Like! :)
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Thanks Yoshida! I'd like to hang out the back of Jessica Alba but I wouldn't tell my girlfriend that.[/p][/quote]Like! :) The stripes
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12:33pm Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next.

The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.
Well perhaps when they did it to us they have realised they got it wrong, perhaps an apology is in order? The skates have got way with it, who says cheaters never prosper? They were wrong in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next. The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.[/p][/quote]Well perhaps when they did it to us they have realised they got it wrong, perhaps an apology is in order? The skates have got way with it, who says cheaters never prosper? They were wrong in my opinion. OSPREYSAINT
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12:54pm Sat 20 Apr 13

saintshorse101 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next.

The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.
Well perhaps when they did it to us they have realised they got it wrong, perhaps an apology is in order? The skates have got way with it, who says cheaters never prosper? They were wrong in my opinion.
but as I said osprey the FL said the penalty would be applied when they exit admin, and also said if they didn't exit admin this season they wouldn't be allowed to be part of the league next season. the FL couldn't have known that poopey would be such a poor team and be relegated by right when they announced the 10pt deduction. the FL have to apply the penalty now, as much as we all know its wrong, because that's what they said. they cant go back and change the ruling just because poopey were so carp.
I don't like it, you don't like it and I doubt many outside of poopey like it but they cant change it. we still have the on going comedy show that is poopey though!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next. The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.[/p][/quote]Well perhaps when they did it to us they have realised they got it wrong, perhaps an apology is in order? The skates have got way with it, who says cheaters never prosper? They were wrong in my opinion.[/p][/quote]but as I said osprey the FL said the penalty would be applied when they exit admin, and also said if they didn't exit admin this season they wouldn't be allowed to be part of the league next season. the FL couldn't have known that poopey would be such a poor team and be relegated by right when they announced the 10pt deduction. the FL have to apply the penalty now, as much as we all know its wrong, because that's what they said. they cant go back and change the ruling just because poopey were so carp. I don't like it, you don't like it and I doubt many outside of poopey like it but they cant change it. we still have the on going comedy show that is poopey though! saintshorse101
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1:04pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

What happened to the other punishment for being in Admin for more than 1 year?
What happened to the other punishment for being in Admin for more than 1 year? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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1:06pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Ontario Saint says...

What a totally stupid article by a writer whose name is unknown Certainly it is totally disruptive to a SAINTS team that believes in itself and in each other.
Why on earth would the DE ask Yoshida this question knowing that it almost looks like Yoshida has no loyalty to the Saints. Can't imagine how embarrassed Yoshida will feel when he sees the headlines and how the players themselves will wonder what the purpose of the article is
I think we should add UNITED to Southampton's name as the players we currently are totally UNITED and we don't need Manchester in front.
Senseless article I guess the next thing the Echo will do is ask all the players the same question.
Does the Echo really support our club
What a totally stupid article by a writer whose name is unknown Certainly it is totally disruptive to a SAINTS team that believes in itself and in each other. Why on earth would the DE ask Yoshida this question knowing that it almost looks like Yoshida has no loyalty to the Saints. Can't imagine how embarrassed Yoshida will feel when he sees the headlines and how the players themselves will wonder what the purpose of the article is I think we should add UNITED to Southampton's name as the players we currently are totally UNITED and we don't need Manchester in front. Senseless article I guess the next thing the Echo will do is ask all the players the same question. Does the Echo really support our club Ontario Saint
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1:46pm Sat 20 Apr 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next.

The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.
Well perhaps when they did it to us they have realised they got it wrong, perhaps an apology is in order? The skates have got way with it, who says cheaters never prosper? They were wrong in my opinion.
but as I said osprey the FL said the penalty would be applied when they exit admin, and also said if they didn't exit admin this season they wouldn't be allowed to be part of the league next season. the FL couldn't have known that poopey would be such a poor team and be relegated by right when they announced the 10pt deduction. the FL have to apply the penalty now, as much as we all know its wrong, because that's what they said. they cant go back and change the ruling just because poopey were so carp.
I don't like it, you don't like it and I doubt many outside of poopey like it but they cant change it. we still have the on going comedy show that is poopey though!
OK I've had my grumble. I am over it time to move on, happy that they can't go any lower in Div. One, rock bottom is a fitting entry in the history books along with all of those Trophies!
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The FL are just about to confirm whether the -10 will come off this season or next. The Truss seem confident it will be this season. As they are announcing it today I guess it will be this season. If so that is appalling. All previous points deductions I have seen that apply to a club already relegated get held over to the next season.[/p][/quote]Well perhaps when they did it to us they have realised they got it wrong, perhaps an apology is in order? The skates have got way with it, who says cheaters never prosper? They were wrong in my opinion.[/p][/quote]but as I said osprey the FL said the penalty would be applied when they exit admin, and also said if they didn't exit admin this season they wouldn't be allowed to be part of the league next season. the FL couldn't have known that poopey would be such a poor team and be relegated by right when they announced the 10pt deduction. the FL have to apply the penalty now, as much as we all know its wrong, because that's what they said. they cant go back and change the ruling just because poopey were so carp. I don't like it, you don't like it and I doubt many outside of poopey like it but they cant change it. we still have the on going comedy show that is poopey though![/p][/quote]OK I've had my grumble. I am over it time to move on, happy that they can't go any lower in Div. One, rock bottom is a fitting entry in the history books along with all of those Trophies! OSPREYSAINT
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1:49pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Velleity says...

I blame Guly
I blame Guly Velleity
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