Is ex-Liverpool managing director lined up to replace Cortese at Saints?

Daily Echo: Christian Purslow Christian Purslow

THE man who oversaw the sale of Liverpool FC four years ago has been linked with replacing Nicola Cortese at Saints.

British-born Christian Purslow was managing director of the Anfield giants between June 2009 - a month before Markus Liebherr completed his takeover at St Mary’s - and October 2010.

Towards the end of his time on Merseyside, the former Harvard College student was instrumental in selling Liverpool - the club where he had a season ticket before he worked there - for around £300m to John W Henry’s Fenway Sports Group.

Previously, a team headed by Purslow negotiated an £80m four-yeary shirt sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank.

Prior to his time at Liverpool, Purslow worked for Credit Suisse First Boston, a banking division of the Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Group.

Cortese dramatically left St Mary's on Wednesday night after his resignation was accepted by Katharina Liebherr.

Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning.

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7:48am Fri 17 Jan 14

saintstu downunder says...

"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours? saintstu downunder
  • Score: 10

8:18am Fri 17 Jan 14

saint61 says...

saintstu downunder wrote:
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road.
The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.
[quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: "Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?[/p][/quote]The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road. The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints. saint61
  • Score: -14

8:43am Fri 17 Jan 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

saint61 wrote:
saintstu downunder wrote:
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road.
The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.
And yet here you are commenting on the ECHO SAINTS PAGE, even though they're a disgrace!
The Echo report the News as it happens, be it good, bad or indifferent.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: "Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?[/p][/quote]The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road. The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.[/p][/quote]And yet here you are commenting on the ECHO SAINTS PAGE, even though they're a disgrace! The Echo report the News as it happens, be it good, bad or indifferent. SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 31

8:50am Fri 17 Jan 14

mack chinnon says...

Well done Echo for reporting that. Thanks very much. XXX.
Well done Echo for reporting that. Thanks very much. XXX. mack chinnon
  • Score: 19

9:01am Fri 17 Jan 14

John Gillham says...

It's beginning to look like we are going to be sold off if this is true. Maybe Nicola will get the finance to come back as owner.
It's beginning to look like we are going to be sold off if this is true. Maybe Nicola will get the finance to come back as owner. John Gillham
  • Score: 28

9:14am Fri 17 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

If this indeed happens I hope my memory serves me well that it was Damien Comolli and not Christian Purslow that authorised the crass overspend on signing Carroll, Henderson and Downing at Liverpool.
I believe Rangers are interested in him as their CEO.
If this indeed happens I hope my memory serves me well that it was Damien Comolli and not Christian Purslow that authorised the crass overspend on signing Carroll, Henderson and Downing at Liverpool. I believe Rangers are interested in him as their CEO. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 6

9:23am Fri 17 Jan 14

Kingsland Shareholder says...

Purslow and Cortese may have known each other at CSFB as both were involved brokering finance deals for sporting businesses particularly football. Don't underestimate Katherinha Liebherr. She's one tough cookie and comes from a family with very strict criteria when it come to running businesses. I'm not surprised at her decision to take a more positive role with HER business and HER money. Her grandfather who founded the crane business philosophy was you don't spend money you haven't earned. Borrowing money was an anethma. Once the dust settles and we can see clearly I expect SFC to continue to progress.
Purslow and Cortese may have known each other at CSFB as both were involved brokering finance deals for sporting businesses particularly football. Don't underestimate Katherinha Liebherr. She's one tough cookie and comes from a family with very strict criteria when it come to running businesses. I'm not surprised at her decision to take a more positive role with HER business and HER money. Her grandfather who founded the crane business philosophy was you don't spend money you haven't earned. Borrowing money was an anethma. Once the dust settles and we can see clearly I expect SFC to continue to progress. Kingsland Shareholder
  • Score: 41

9:56am Fri 17 Jan 14

saintstu downunder says...

saint61 wrote:
saintstu downunder wrote:
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road.
The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.
I'm not sure repeating a rumour from another newspaper counts as reporting the news.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: "Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?[/p][/quote]The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road. The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure repeating a rumour from another newspaper counts as reporting the news. saintstu downunder
  • Score: -7

10:55am Fri 17 Jan 14

george chivers says...

saintstu downunder wrote:
saint61 wrote:
saintstu downunder wrote:
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road.
The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.
I'm not sure repeating a rumour from another newspaper counts as reporting the news.
But it does communicate important information to a target audience who didn't see the original article. So what's wrong with that?
[quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: "Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?[/p][/quote]The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road. The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure repeating a rumour from another newspaper counts as reporting the news.[/p][/quote]But it does communicate important information to a target audience who didn't see the original article. So what's wrong with that? george chivers
  • Score: 17

11:25am Fri 17 Jan 14

SaintJD says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
saintstu downunder wrote:
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road.
The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.
And yet here you are commenting on the ECHO SAINTS PAGE, even though they're a disgrace!
The Echo report the News as it happens, be it good, bad or indifferent.
Yep, and have been actually really very good at providing live feeds of the really big news events in recent times - ones they've been able to report on outside the ban.

They provided a great live feed for Rickie's England debut and their service yesterday was excellent too.

And, considering the background, they've been reasonably balanced in their reporting for the most part.
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: "Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?[/p][/quote]The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road. The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.[/p][/quote]And yet here you are commenting on the ECHO SAINTS PAGE, even though they're a disgrace! The Echo report the News as it happens, be it good, bad or indifferent.[/p][/quote]Yep, and have been actually really very good at providing live feeds of the really big news events in recent times - ones they've been able to report on outside the ban. They provided a great live feed for Rickie's England debut and their service yesterday was excellent too. And, considering the background, they've been reasonably balanced in their reporting for the most part. SaintJD
  • Score: 17

11:37am Fri 17 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I agree, there are a few of us with too much time on our hands and follow every nuance, people who have to work for a living have to come home and rely on the Echo for their feed of data and as I see it they don't do a bad job.
I agree, there are a few of us with too much time on our hands and follow every nuance, people who have to work for a living have to come home and rely on the Echo for their feed of data and as I see it they don't do a bad job. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 16

11:58am Fri 17 Jan 14

Dave Juson says...

SaintJD wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
saint61 wrote:
saintstu downunder wrote:
"Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning."

Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?
The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road.
The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.
And yet here you are commenting on the ECHO SAINTS PAGE, even though they're a disgrace!
The Echo report the News as it happens, be it good, bad or indifferent.
Yep, and have been actually really very good at providing live feeds of the really big news events in recent times - ones they've been able to report on outside the ban.

They provided a great live feed for Rickie's England debut and their service yesterday was excellent too.

And, considering the background, they've been reasonably balanced in their reporting for the most part.
I think you will find, after careful reading over a few months, that the Echo ignores quite a bit of news; conveniently forgets how it reports much of the news it has reported when reviting it; has very little respect for those it reports on; less for its readers, particularly Saints’ supporters; little grasp of local geography and even less of its history.
Let us not forget that their last attempt at Saints’ story (The Saints: 125 Year Pictorial History) boldly claims that Saints owe their origins “to a bunch of Northern workers”; and then proceeded to get the name of the Club wrong for the next decade. The opening page manages 14 errors and misconceptions in 12 paragraphs – which has to be a record in any history of anything. Surely? The authors then go on to caption around 30% of the photographs wrongly.
Please don’t think I have got it in for the Echo, most of the competent editorial staff will tell you the same thing; and even Ian Murray acknowledged the errors in the Saints' picture book. He still flogged it to gulable readers though. .
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintstu downunder[/bold] wrote: "Purslow's name was linked to Saints in a national newspaper report this morning." Any chance of some actual journalism from the Echo, rather than writing on other papers rumours?[/p][/quote]The nationals work 24 hours a day. The echo doesn't come on line until 7 each morning, so will therefore always be behind. Why would they report any positive Saints news.they are one of the most anti local papers there is. Even the News constantly support and back that lot down the road. The Echo is a disgrace when it comes to the Saints.[/p][/quote]And yet here you are commenting on the ECHO SAINTS PAGE, even though they're a disgrace! The Echo report the News as it happens, be it good, bad or indifferent.[/p][/quote]Yep, and have been actually really very good at providing live feeds of the really big news events in recent times - ones they've been able to report on outside the ban. They provided a great live feed for Rickie's England debut and their service yesterday was excellent too. And, considering the background, they've been reasonably balanced in their reporting for the most part.[/p][/quote]I think you will find, after careful reading over a few months, that the Echo ignores quite a bit of news; conveniently forgets how it reports much of the news it has reported when reviting it; has very little respect for those it reports on; less for its readers, particularly Saints’ supporters; little grasp of local geography and even less of its history. Let us not forget that their last attempt at Saints’ story (The Saints: 125 Year Pictorial History) boldly claims that Saints owe their origins “to a bunch of Northern workers”; and then proceeded to get the name of the Club wrong for the next decade. The opening page manages 14 errors and misconceptions in 12 paragraphs – which has to be a record in any history of anything. Surely? The authors then go on to caption around 30% of the photographs wrongly. Please don’t think I have got it in for the Echo, most of the competent editorial staff will tell you the same thing; and even Ian Murray acknowledged the errors in the Saints' picture book. He still flogged it to gulable readers though. . Dave Juson
  • Score: -4

12:09pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

WE ARE SAINTS, WE ARE NOT FOR SALE!! & still laughing at the skates!
WE ARE SAINTS, WE ARE NOT FOR SALE!! & still laughing at the skates! ToastyTea
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St Retford says...

I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having? St Retford
  • Score: 5

12:13pm Fri 17 Jan 14

mbetts says...

Soup
Soup mbetts
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

ploughmans french bread roll
ploughmans french bread roll ToastyTea
  • Score: -1

12:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Saintjock says...

20 years ago I was roped into playing for the echo in the anuual Echo v News sports staff footie match at Cams Alders Fareham, and the running joke was that all the Echo staff were Pompay supporters. (Echo lost 3-0 btw). I wouldn't think anything's changed, which explains the sort of stuff they put out - it's to undermine sainst, and provoke decent commnet. Which it does pretty well.
20 years ago I was roped into playing for the echo in the anuual Echo v News sports staff footie match at Cams Alders Fareham, and the running joke was that all the Echo staff were Pompay supporters. (Echo lost 3-0 btw). I wouldn't think anything's changed, which explains the sort of stuff they put out - it's to undermine sainst, and provoke decent commnet. Which it does pretty well. Saintjock
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Velleity says...

St Retford wrote:
I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
Sausage roll and a pint of tea. The dinner of champions.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]Sausage roll and a pint of tea. The dinner of champions. Velleity
  • Score: 1

12:24pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Saintjock says...

...and apologies for the lack of spell check!
...and apologies for the lack of spell check! Saintjock
  • Score: 2

12:32pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bigfella says...

St Retford wrote:
I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
Just a tuna pasta I think. A supplier sent me a curly wurly in the post, looking forward to having that about 3 o clock I think.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]Just a tuna pasta I think. A supplier sent me a curly wurly in the post, looking forward to having that about 3 o clock I think. bigfella
  • Score: -1

12:40pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Velleity wrote:
St Retford wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
Sausage roll and a pint of tea. The dinner of champions.
A pint of tea?
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]Sausage roll and a pint of tea. The dinner of champions.[/p][/quote]A pint of tea? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Saint. says...

Here's a novel idea DE. Stop writing and rehashing and having your field day like the rest of the media vultures who can't wait to bring Saints down , stop going over every possible scenario like Saints fans are stupid. Why not do what we all need and get an exclusive interview with Katharine and find out her intention for the fans!

I bet you can't , and I would say she is looking to sell, as she would of done more by now to reassure the fans!! If NC was serving his notice since October as suggested, what has taken her so long to react to replacing NC.

You see DE one fact is clear! What ever Katharine intentions are, she has not had her eye on the ball. If she did then she would of known that NC going would rock the club? She would of known that Saints fans are the most passionate and caring fans in the country. She would of known that this would be the wrong time for such a massive change in the middle of the season with so much promise and also middle of the transfer window! So far she has not handled things well, or may be she has been wrongly advised! But Katharine could at least done some proper PR work with some real answers rather than a small statement of business as usual! How it usual to lose the best football chairman in the country?
Here's a novel idea DE. Stop writing and rehashing and having your field day like the rest of the media vultures who can't wait to bring Saints down , stop going over every possible scenario like Saints fans are stupid. Why not do what we all need and get an exclusive interview with Katharine and find out her intention for the fans! I bet you can't , and I would say she is looking to sell, as she would of done more by now to reassure the fans!! If NC was serving his notice since October as suggested, what has taken her so long to react to replacing NC. You see DE one fact is clear! What ever Katharine intentions are, she has not had her eye on the ball. If she did then she would of known that NC going would rock the club? She would of known that Saints fans are the most passionate and caring fans in the country. She would of known that this would be the wrong time for such a massive change in the middle of the season with so much promise and also middle of the transfer window! So far she has not handled things well, or may be she has been wrongly advised! But Katharine could at least done some proper PR work with some real answers rather than a small statement of business as usual! How it usual to lose the best football chairman in the country? Saint.
  • Score: -1

12:58pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Licky_Rambert says...

St Retford wrote:
I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
ever tried an egg toastie?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]ever tried an egg toastie? Licky_Rambert
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St Retford says...

Licky_Rambert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
ever tried an egg toastie?
I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?
[quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]ever tried an egg toastie?[/p][/quote]I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work? St Retford
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

And on topic, if this guy is installed as CEO, he did a good job for Liverpool, seeing off a few bogus or bad offers from those that would have suckered in those from down the road, picking a buyer that wanted to return Liverpool to their former glory. And who had adequate money to support that ambition.

So, if being sold is what our future entails, he seems like a safe pair of hands.
And on topic, if this guy is installed as CEO, he did a good job for Liverpool, seeing off a few bogus or bad offers from those that would have suckered in those from down the road, picking a buyer that wanted to return Liverpool to their former glory. And who had adequate money to support that ambition. So, if being sold is what our future entails, he seems like a safe pair of hands. Costa Baz
  • Score: 3

2:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Licky_Rambert says...

St Retford wrote:
Licky_Rambert wrote:
St Retford wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
ever tried an egg toastie?
I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?
well, you start by making what is essentially a raw egg sandwich (stay with me). then, you know how you turn on your toastie machine and wait for it to warm up before putting your sandwich in? DONT! put the sandwich in before you turn it on and it cooks the egg beautifully as it warms up. take it out after the normal amount of time.
Im so jealous of your egg-toastie virginity. enjoy
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]ever tried an egg toastie?[/p][/quote]I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?[/p][/quote]well, you start by making what is essentially a raw egg sandwich (stay with me). then, you know how you turn on your toastie machine and wait for it to warm up before putting your sandwich in? DONT! put the sandwich in before you turn it on and it cooks the egg beautifully as it warms up. take it out after the normal amount of time. Im so jealous of your egg-toastie virginity. enjoy Licky_Rambert
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St Retford says...

Licky_Rambert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Licky_Rambert wrote:
St Retford wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
ever tried an egg toastie?
I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?
well, you start by making what is essentially a raw egg sandwich (stay with me). then, you know how you turn on your toastie machine and wait for it to warm up before putting your sandwich in? DONT! put the sandwich in before you turn it on and it cooks the egg beautifully as it warms up. take it out after the normal amount of time.
Im so jealous of your egg-toastie virginity. enjoy
That sounds awesome. I'm having one of those for tea.
[quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]ever tried an egg toastie?[/p][/quote]I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?[/p][/quote]well, you start by making what is essentially a raw egg sandwich (stay with me). then, you know how you turn on your toastie machine and wait for it to warm up before putting your sandwich in? DONT! put the sandwich in before you turn it on and it cooks the egg beautifully as it warms up. take it out after the normal amount of time. Im so jealous of your egg-toastie virginity. enjoy[/p][/quote]That sounds awesome. I'm having one of those for tea. St Retford
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Malcombe says...

OSPREYSAINT

You are right I'm a Pensioner and I have the privilege of commenting early and I like it but it's better to stick to items of Southampton FC and Football rather than what to eat for Lunch having said that I've just enjoyed a steak sandwich of my leftovers from Lone Barn Fox & Hounds and it was lovely.
Regarding this man Christian Purslow it's a bit worrying if he's not at Liverpool now, why isn't he? Is he the man who identified Players to buy who could now be flops or is it the Manager of Liverpool FC at the time? I know who I'd blame if he's not got the knowledge but only sanctions, he would assume the Manager has made a perfect decision he wants a certain Player and Purslow would obviously trust the Managers judgement.
All that's required at Southampton FC is only perfection and it will have to do COYR
OSPREYSAINT You are right I'm a Pensioner and I have the privilege of commenting early and I like it but it's better to stick to items of Southampton FC and Football rather than what to eat for Lunch having said that I've just enjoyed a steak sandwich of my leftovers from Lone Barn Fox & Hounds and it was lovely. Regarding this man Christian Purslow it's a bit worrying if he's not at Liverpool now, why isn't he? Is he the man who identified Players to buy who could now be flops or is it the Manager of Liverpool FC at the time? I know who I'd blame if he's not got the knowledge but only sanctions, he would assume the Manager has made a perfect decision he wants a certain Player and Purslow would obviously trust the Managers judgement. All that's required at Southampton FC is only perfection and it will have to do COYR Malcombe
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Fri 17 Jan 14

espanuel says...

Wait for the DE recipe book coming out shortly. How to make a jam sandwich with cheese.
Wait for the DE recipe book coming out shortly. How to make a jam sandwich with cheese. espanuel
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Ozmosis says...

Saint. wrote:
Here's a novel idea DE. Stop writing and rehashing and having your field day like the rest of the media vultures who can't wait to bring Saints down , stop going over every possible scenario like Saints fans are stupid. Why not do what we all need and get an exclusive interview with Katharine and find out her intention for the fans!

I bet you can't , and I would say she is looking to sell, as she would of done more by now to reassure the fans!! If NC was serving his notice since October as suggested, what has taken her so long to react to replacing NC.

You see DE one fact is clear! What ever Katharine intentions are, she has not had her eye on the ball. If she did then she would of known that NC going would rock the club? She would of known that Saints fans are the most passionate and caring fans in the country. She would of known that this would be the wrong time for such a massive change in the middle of the season with so much promise and also middle of the transfer window! So far she has not handled things well, or may be she has been wrongly advised! But Katharine could at least done some proper PR work with some real answers rather than a small statement of business as usual! How it usual to lose the best football chairman in the country?
I would say KL has not done that bad a job. If NC handed his notice back in November, and he's on a 3 month notice period, then he works his notice. You can't then say "actually I want you to work another 4 months" - it just doesn't work like that. You could argue that his contract should have had a piece about his completing a season before leaving but KL was never involved in that. KL has kept things low till NC's leaving and has quickly sought to reassure the fans and press that everything continues as is. It all could have been a whole lot worse
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Here's a novel idea DE. Stop writing and rehashing and having your field day like the rest of the media vultures who can't wait to bring Saints down , stop going over every possible scenario like Saints fans are stupid. Why not do what we all need and get an exclusive interview with Katharine and find out her intention for the fans! I bet you can't , and I would say she is looking to sell, as she would of done more by now to reassure the fans!! If NC was serving his notice since October as suggested, what has taken her so long to react to replacing NC. You see DE one fact is clear! What ever Katharine intentions are, she has not had her eye on the ball. If she did then she would of known that NC going would rock the club? She would of known that Saints fans are the most passionate and caring fans in the country. She would of known that this would be the wrong time for such a massive change in the middle of the season with so much promise and also middle of the transfer window! So far she has not handled things well, or may be she has been wrongly advised! But Katharine could at least done some proper PR work with some real answers rather than a small statement of business as usual! How it usual to lose the best football chairman in the country?[/p][/quote]I would say KL has not done that bad a job. If NC handed his notice back in November, and he's on a 3 month notice period, then he works his notice. You can't then say "actually I want you to work another 4 months" - it just doesn't work like that. You could argue that his contract should have had a piece about his completing a season before leaving but KL was never involved in that. KL has kept things low till NC's leaving and has quickly sought to reassure the fans and press that everything continues as is. It all could have been a whole lot worse Ozmosis
  • Score: 3

3:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

notaclue says...

Christian in charge of Saints at St Mary's its fate I tell you - fate!!!!
Christian in charge of Saints at St Mary's its fate I tell you - fate!!!! notaclue
  • Score: 3

3:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Ozmosis says...

As far as not replacing NC, she was hoping that he wouldn't leave. She kept trying to persuade him to change his mind, but he didn't.
As far as not replacing NC, she was hoping that he wouldn't leave. She kept trying to persuade him to change his mind, but he didn't. Ozmosis
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ctsaint says...

Saint. wrote:
Here's a novel idea DE. Stop writing and rehashing and having your field day like the rest of the media vultures who can't wait to bring Saints down , stop going over every possible scenario like Saints fans are stupid. Why not do what we all need and get an exclusive interview with Katharine and find out her intention for the fans!

I bet you can't , and I would say she is looking to sell, as she would of done more by now to reassure the fans!! If NC was serving his notice since October as suggested, what has taken her so long to react to replacing NC.

You see DE one fact is clear! What ever Katharine intentions are, she has not had her eye on the ball. If she did then she would of known that NC going would rock the club? She would of known that Saints fans are the most passionate and caring fans in the country. She would of known that this would be the wrong time for such a massive change in the middle of the season with so much promise and also middle of the transfer window! So far she has not handled things well, or may be she has been wrongly advised! But Katharine could at least done some proper PR work with some real answers rather than a small statement of business as usual! How it usual to lose the best football chairman in the country?
You assume a tonne of stuff .......with Poch staying and how things have played out, I suspect a summer sale orchestrated by NC would necessitate hin leaving to ensure, post sales, he still has exactly what he wants. His goals are clearly not aligned with the Leibherrs and with that clearly being the case, he can't stay as chief exec to negotiate sale.
In my humble opinion, Poch stayed for 2 reasons, one confirmed the other my opinion based on events.
1. He started the project, by convincing last summer signings to join, he is an honourable guy and stayed for that, at least that's the explanation given for the change in his stand point from the end of last season, where e he hadn't don't deals and personally affected others lives.
2. NC is coming back, with the "right investor" to complete the vision.

Either way, only time will tell and the heart and core remains so onwards and upwards!
COYR WTFILN (we only here because we a proper club)
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Here's a novel idea DE. Stop writing and rehashing and having your field day like the rest of the media vultures who can't wait to bring Saints down , stop going over every possible scenario like Saints fans are stupid. Why not do what we all need and get an exclusive interview with Katharine and find out her intention for the fans! I bet you can't , and I would say she is looking to sell, as she would of done more by now to reassure the fans!! If NC was serving his notice since October as suggested, what has taken her so long to react to replacing NC. You see DE one fact is clear! What ever Katharine intentions are, she has not had her eye on the ball. If she did then she would of known that NC going would rock the club? She would of known that Saints fans are the most passionate and caring fans in the country. She would of known that this would be the wrong time for such a massive change in the middle of the season with so much promise and also middle of the transfer window! So far she has not handled things well, or may be she has been wrongly advised! But Katharine could at least done some proper PR work with some real answers rather than a small statement of business as usual! How it usual to lose the best football chairman in the country?[/p][/quote]You assume a tonne of stuff .......with Poch staying and how things have played out, I suspect a summer sale orchestrated by NC would necessitate hin leaving to ensure, post sales, he still has exactly what he wants. His goals are clearly not aligned with the Leibherrs and with that clearly being the case, he can't stay as chief exec to negotiate sale. In my humble opinion, Poch stayed for 2 reasons, one confirmed the other my opinion based on events. 1. He started the project, by convincing last summer signings to join, he is an honourable guy and stayed for that, at least that's the explanation given for the change in his stand point from the end of last season, where e he hadn't don't deals and personally affected others lives. 2. NC is coming back, with the "right investor" to complete the vision. Either way, only time will tell and the heart and core remains so onwards and upwards! COYR WTFILN (we only here because we a proper club) ctsaint
  • Score: 6

3:57pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Oracle Section says...

This is a small glitch, the Project will be continued, keep the faith.
This is a small glitch, the Project will be continued, keep the faith. Oracle Section
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Fri 17 Jan 14

notaclue says...

notaclue wrote:
Christian in charge of Saints at St Mary's its fate I tell you - fate!!!!
Still not as good as Wolfgang Wolf at Wolfsburg though :(
[quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: Christian in charge of Saints at St Mary's its fate I tell you - fate!!!![/p][/quote]Still not as good as Wolfgang Wolf at Wolfsburg though :( notaclue
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Fri 17 Jan 14

saint Compo says...

I think NC will be back soon to pursue his vision for the Club. The Project lives on. It's interesting that Pocho said yesterday that he wouldn't leave in the middle of the Project. Has NC tipped him the wink that there will be a second coming?

COYR
I think NC will be back soon to pursue his vision for the Club. The Project lives on. It's interesting that Pocho said yesterday that he wouldn't leave in the middle of the Project. Has NC tipped him the wink that there will be a second coming? COYR saint Compo
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

georgetheseventh says...

Look On the bright side..at least you will get your hubcaps back.
But if one hubcap is missing, you will be left with eleven !!!!!
Look On the bright side..at least you will get your hubcaps back. But if one hubcap is missing, you will be left with eleven !!!!! georgetheseventh
  • Score: 1

5:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Baybrit says...

Kingsland Shareholder wrote:
Purslow and Cortese may have known each other at CSFB as both were involved brokering finance deals for sporting businesses particularly football. Don't underestimate Katherinha Liebherr. She's one tough cookie and comes from a family with very strict criteria when it come to running businesses. I'm not surprised at her decision to take a more positive role with HER business and HER money. Her grandfather who founded the crane business philosophy was you don't spend money you haven't earned. Borrowing money was an anethma. Once the dust settles and we can see clearly I expect SFC to continue to progress.
I agree. The Liebherr philosophy is one we're lucky to have at the top. Look at all the teams who are floating on a sea of debt with little or nothing to show for it, teams who have all most gone under because of staggering financial ineptitude by owners(look down the coast). Don't spend what you haven't earned? That’s a **** good way of going through life. They're going to pick a new MD based on that philosophy, a new MD who thinks that way too. And frankly Purslow sounds like he might be that kind of person, a football lover, a man with football business experience and an experienced financial expert. I say we could do A LOT WORSE than Purslow.
[quote][p][bold]Kingsland Shareholder[/bold] wrote: Purslow and Cortese may have known each other at CSFB as both were involved brokering finance deals for sporting businesses particularly football. Don't underestimate Katherinha Liebherr. She's one tough cookie and comes from a family with very strict criteria when it come to running businesses. I'm not surprised at her decision to take a more positive role with HER business and HER money. Her grandfather who founded the crane business philosophy was you don't spend money you haven't earned. Borrowing money was an anethma. Once the dust settles and we can see clearly I expect SFC to continue to progress.[/p][/quote]I agree. The Liebherr philosophy is one we're lucky to have at the top. Look at all the teams who are floating on a sea of debt with little or nothing to show for it, teams who have all most gone under because of staggering financial ineptitude by owners(look down the coast). Don't spend what you haven't earned? That’s a **** good way of going through life. They're going to pick a new MD based on that philosophy, a new MD who thinks that way too. And frankly Purslow sounds like he might be that kind of person, a football lover, a man with football business experience and an experienced financial expert. I say we could do A LOT WORSE than Purslow. Baybrit
  • Score: 4

5:27pm Fri 17 Jan 14

seasideoldgit says...

Liverpool the most successful English club in Europe and with Man U the most famous are still in their old ground and struggle financially and nowhere near winning a title since they were sold. While a much less famous and less successful club down the road in Mancsville owned by trillionaires and likely to get second title in 3 years. I think we could do much better if we are looking for a football club estate agent as a club chairman
Liverpool the most successful English club in Europe and with Man U the most famous are still in their old ground and struggle financially and nowhere near winning a title since they were sold. While a much less famous and less successful club down the road in Mancsville owned by trillionaires and likely to get second title in 3 years. I think we could do much better if we are looking for a football club estate agent as a club chairman seasideoldgit
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Oracle Section says...

Sol is Sought and will be a Kind Victory.
Sol is Sought and will be a Kind Victory. Oracle Section
  • Score: 1

7:56pm Fri 17 Jan 14

memush says...

No thank you--try Pooey
No thank you--try Pooey memush
  • Score: -1

10:35pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Oracle Section says...

saint Compo wrote:
I think NC will be back soon to pursue his vision for the Club. The Project lives on. It's interesting that Pocho said yesterday that he wouldn't leave in the middle of the Project. Has NC tipped him the wink that there will be a second coming?

COYR
;0)
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: I think NC will be back soon to pursue his vision for the Club. The Project lives on. It's interesting that Pocho said yesterday that he wouldn't leave in the middle of the Project. Has NC tipped him the wink that there will be a second coming? COYR[/p][/quote];0) Oracle Section
  • Score: 2

12:37am Sat 18 Jan 14

FindAndDestroy says...

John Gillham wrote:
It's beginning to look like we are going to be sold off if this is true. Maybe Nicola will get the finance to come back as owner.
i very much hope so......Cortese exit has hurt us.,..so much so at the moment i am believing any poisitive news that links cortese come back........
[quote][p][bold]John Gillham[/bold] wrote: It's beginning to look like we are going to be sold off if this is true. Maybe Nicola will get the finance to come back as owner.[/p][/quote]i very much hope so......Cortese exit has hurt us.,..so much so at the moment i am believing any poisitive news that links cortese come back........ FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 3

1:27am Sat 18 Jan 14

Jesus_02 says...

St Retford wrote:
Licky_Rambert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Licky_Rambert wrote:
St Retford wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?
ever tried an egg toastie?
I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?
well, you start by making what is essentially a raw egg sandwich (stay with me). then, you know how you turn on your toastie machine and wait for it to warm up before putting your sandwich in? DONT! put the sandwich in before you turn it on and it cooks the egg beautifully as it warms up. take it out after the normal amount of time.
Im so jealous of your egg-toastie virginity. enjoy
That sounds awesome. I'm having one of those for tea.
This may be the only time i have genuinely learnt something from the echo website
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think I might have a ham and cheese toastie for my lunch. What's everyone else having?[/p][/quote]ever tried an egg toastie?[/p][/quote]I'm all ears. How does THIS bad boy work?[/p][/quote]well, you start by making what is essentially a raw egg sandwich (stay with me). then, you know how you turn on your toastie machine and wait for it to warm up before putting your sandwich in? DONT! put the sandwich in before you turn it on and it cooks the egg beautifully as it warms up. take it out after the normal amount of time. Im so jealous of your egg-toastie virginity. enjoy[/p][/quote]That sounds awesome. I'm having one of those for tea.[/p][/quote]This may be the only time i have genuinely learnt something from the echo website Jesus_02
  • Score: -1

1:31am Sun 19 Jan 14

wagsta says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
John Gillham wrote:
It's beginning to look like we are going to be sold off if this is true. Maybe Nicola will get the finance to come back as owner.
i very much hope so......Cortese exit has hurt us.,..so much so at the moment i am believing any poisitive news that links cortese come back........
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/n
ews/southampton-take
over-chinese-billion
aire-wang-3036588
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Gillham[/bold] wrote: It's beginning to look like we are going to be sold off if this is true. Maybe Nicola will get the finance to come back as owner.[/p][/quote]i very much hope so......Cortese exit has hurt us.,..so much so at the moment i am believing any poisitive news that links cortese come back........[/p][/quote]http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/n ews/southampton-take over-chinese-billion aire-wang-3036588 wagsta
  • Score: 1

1:36am Sun 19 Jan 14

wagsta says...

Apparently KL has ordered a takeaway next week and NC is delivering it?
Apparently KL has ordered a takeaway next week and NC is delivering it? wagsta
  • Score: 0

6:24am Sun 19 Jan 14

LFC_18 says...

Kingsland Shareholder wrote:
Purslow and Cortese may have known each other at CSFB as both were involved brokering finance deals for sporting businesses particularly football. Don't underestimate Katherinha Liebherr. She's one tough cookie and comes from a family with very strict criteria when it come to running businesses. I'm not surprised at her decision to take a more positive role with HER business and HER money. Her grandfather who founded the crane business philosophy was you don't spend money you haven't earned. Borrowing money was an anethma. Once the dust settles and we can see clearly I expect SFC to continue to progress.
HER business and HER money? Where does HER money come from? Typical neo liberal capitalist sheep.
[quote][p][bold]Kingsland Shareholder[/bold] wrote: Purslow and Cortese may have known each other at CSFB as both were involved brokering finance deals for sporting businesses particularly football. Don't underestimate Katherinha Liebherr. She's one tough cookie and comes from a family with very strict criteria when it come to running businesses. I'm not surprised at her decision to take a more positive role with HER business and HER money. Her grandfather who founded the crane business philosophy was you don't spend money you haven't earned. Borrowing money was an anethma. Once the dust settles and we can see clearly I expect SFC to continue to progress.[/p][/quote]HER business and HER money? Where does HER money come from? Typical neo liberal capitalist sheep. LFC_18
  • Score: 0

6:37am Sun 19 Jan 14

LFC_18 says...

seasideoldgit wrote:
Liverpool the most successful English club in Europe and with Man U the most famous are still in their old ground and struggle financially and nowhere near winning a title since they were sold. While a much less famous and less successful club down the road in Mancsville owned by trillionaires and likely to get second title in 3 years. I think we could do much better if we are looking for a football club estate agent as a club chairman
We're a lot closer to winning a title than anyone would have imagined at the start of the season. Still a long shot but with all the top teams still to come to Anfield you never know.

Completely agree with your comment - Southamptons best chance of becoming a regular CL competitor is by being bought by a sugar daddy a la romans chelski the arabs man city etc. You will never command the global commercial appeal (and hence the revenue) of a club like Liverpool without 1. If the story about the chinese billionaire is true you should welcome him with open arms and hope he's in it for the long haul.
[quote][p][bold]seasideoldgit[/bold] wrote: Liverpool the most successful English club in Europe and with Man U the most famous are still in their old ground and struggle financially and nowhere near winning a title since they were sold. While a much less famous and less successful club down the road in Mancsville owned by trillionaires and likely to get second title in 3 years. I think we could do much better if we are looking for a football club estate agent as a club chairman[/p][/quote]We're a lot closer to winning a title than anyone would have imagined at the start of the season. Still a long shot but with all the top teams still to come to Anfield you never know. Completely agree with your comment - Southamptons best chance of becoming a regular CL competitor is by being bought by a sugar daddy a la romans chelski the arabs man city etc. You will never command the global commercial appeal (and hence the revenue) of a club like Liverpool without 1. If the story about the chinese billionaire is true you should welcome him with open arms and hope he's in it for the long haul. LFC_18
  • Score: 0

6:46am Sun 19 Jan 14

LFC_18 says...

You should be wary of Purslow, he is not well regarded in Liverpool at all. He forced the greatest LFC manager of the modern era out of his job. Rafa spoke out against his employers because he was loyal to the fans and the people of Liverpool.

theguardian.com/foot
ball/2010/jun/25/raf
ael-benitez-christai
n-purslow-liverpool-
exit
You should be wary of Purslow, he is not well regarded in Liverpool at all. He forced the greatest LFC manager of the modern era out of his job. Rafa spoke out against his employers because he was loyal to the fans and the people of Liverpool. theguardian.com/foot ball/2010/jun/25/raf ael-benitez-christai n-purslow-liverpool- exit LFC_18
  • Score: 0

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