Katharina Liebherr issues statement to all Southampton FC supporters

Daily Echo: Katharina Liebherr Katharina Liebherr

Katharina Liebherr has issued a reassuring statement to Saints fans.

The club’s owner and new non-executive chairman addressed supporters to allay fears that have circulated since the departure of Nicola Cortese.

In the statement Liebherr insists she is “absolutely committed” to the club’s continued success and praised the supporters, manager and players, while again stating that there are no plans for sales in the January transfer window.

Liebherr said she would always act in the best interests of the club and committed to honour the club’s heritage and tradition, something which for all his success Cortese was accused of not doing fully enough.

The statement read:

"To our fans,

"The past week has been a period of transition for the club. I wanted to address you directly to clearly set out my position and expectations for the immediate future. After the developments of last week, my priority now is to bring some stability and calm to the workings of the club; perhaps a few smiles too.

"Having inherited Southampton Football Club following my father’s untimely passing, I am delighted and proud of the exhilarating period of success that the team and the staff has enjoyed these past few years, buoyed by the unstinting support of the fans.

"I am absolutely committed to ensuring that the club continues this success.  I have met our manager Mauricio Pochettino and have given him my complete support to build on the good work that has already been achieved. We have also said that we have no plans to sell any of the squad during the January transfer window. Yesterday I met the rest of the staff and gave them the same message of support.

"We are now in the top half one of the most competitive leagues in the world, playing attractive football with a young and ambitious team, and poised to move into world-class training facilities. We have much to be thankful for. I am particularly excited that the Southampton tradition of nurturing and providing young talent with first team opportunities is set to flourish with the strong academy foundation we have put in place. 

"Off the pitch, my priority is to establish the proper running of the club at the top. I also have a strong team of advisers around me as we plan the way forwards. As soon as we have more news to share, we will do so.

"We are looking to the future with a determination to create a culture based on open communication, respect and hard work.

"Finally, let me say this.  I will ensure that all decisions made about the future of the club will be in the best interests of its staff, players, management and fans and will be taken with the prime objective of honouring and maintaining the club's heritage and tradition in the Southampton way.

Katharina Liebherr"

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6:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR
Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 105

6:38pm Tue 21 Jan 14

notaclue says...

Well she gets my vote!!!!
Well she gets my vote!!!! notaclue
  • Score: 89

6:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

StevieSteve says...

What a great statement!!

Our owner wants a more hands on approach and I guess Cortese didn't like it!!

THE FUTURE IS STILL BRIGHT FOR THE RED N WHITE
What a great statement!! Our owner wants a more hands on approach and I guess Cortese didn't like it!! THE FUTURE IS STILL BRIGHT FOR THE RED N WHITE StevieSteve
  • Score: 79

6:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Shrewdsaint says...

That'll do me.
That'll do me. Shrewdsaint
  • Score: 68

6:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

KSO16R says...

Well, nuff said !
Well, nuff said ! KSO16R
  • Score: 48

6:40pm Tue 21 Jan 14

seven777. says...

all we need now is the DE to get its backside back on the bus and its all good
from here on.
all we need now is the DE to get its backside back on the bus and its all good from here on. seven777.
  • Score: 27

6:41pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Tony Robertson says...

I posted this a short while ago under the Dejan Lovren article :
"Dejan will be sorely missed - get well soon.

However, see Katharina's statement posted at 1745 today on SFC website. It's extemely encouraging. She seems to want to carry on what her Dad started. A ray of sunshine.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer (currently in So'ton!)"
I posted this a short while ago under the Dejan Lovren article : "Dejan will be sorely missed - get well soon. However, see Katharina's statement posted at 1745 today on SFC website. It's extemely encouraging. She seems to want to carry on what her Dad started. A ray of sunshine. Tony Robertson, Stranraer (currently in So'ton!)" Tony Robertson
  • Score: 43

6:42pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Well I think that's a pretty good statement. It shows some understanding towards the fans and tells us that she intends for the Southampton way to continue. Like the bit about bringing a few smiles as it shows a compassionate side too. The future is still bright and it's still red n white.
Well I think that's a pretty good statement. It shows some understanding towards the fans and tells us that she intends for the Southampton way to continue. Like the bit about bringing a few smiles as it shows a compassionate side too. The future is still bright and it's still red n white. Clever Dick
  • Score: 53

6:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

TEqH 83 says...

A well written statement that covers most, if not all bases for now... Reading into it it appears to suggest that the Liebherrs were not willing to let Nicola carry on making every big call and it could be more healthy that a proper board is constructed and have to discuss and agree how we're run...

The big question for me is still if Mauricio will adapt to and embrace the change but I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

COYR
A well written statement that covers most, if not all bases for now... Reading into it it appears to suggest that the Liebherrs were not willing to let Nicola carry on making every big call and it could be more healthy that a proper board is constructed and have to discuss and agree how we're run... The big question for me is still if Mauricio will adapt to and embrace the change but I guess we'll just have to wait and see! COYR TEqH 83
  • Score: 19

6:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Saintsayer II says...

She is not selling the players
She is not selling the club
She promises more transparency
She referred to MP as OUR manager

I THINK I'm IN LOVE
She is not selling the players She is not selling the club She promises more transparency She referred to MP as OUR manager I THINK I'm IN LOVE Saintsayer II
  • Score: 73

6:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

redsnapper says...

Excellent and I for one believe that KL will be true to her word and the memory of her father and deliver on these comments. Nicola did a great job and appointed 3 managers who have lifted us from the depths of Div 1 to where we are now, but the current success and the challenges ahead need the support and expertise from an experienced and dedicated board of directors to support the manager and the squad and to communicate with the supporters and the media to the full benefit of Southampton Football Club.
Excellent and I for one believe that KL will be true to her word and the memory of her father and deliver on these comments. Nicola did a great job and appointed 3 managers who have lifted us from the depths of Div 1 to where we are now, but the current success and the challenges ahead need the support and expertise from an experienced and dedicated board of directors to support the manager and the squad and to communicate with the supporters and the media to the full benefit of Southampton Football Club. redsnapper
  • Score: 24

6:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

InCortesewetrust says...

Can't argue with that! Hopefully Mopo will be given a nice reward in the form of a new contract for his excellent start to his saints carrier.
Can't argue with that! Hopefully Mopo will be given a nice reward in the form of a new contract for his excellent start to his saints carrier. InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 30

6:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

AdamG10 says...

Great statement! I think in the past week she has been pretty darn good putting our concerns to rest and putting the wheels in motion to move matters forward with the clubs best interests at heart. Our dream is real!
Great statement! I think in the past week she has been pretty darn good putting our concerns to rest and putting the wheels in motion to move matters forward with the clubs best interests at heart. Our dream is real! AdamG10
  • Score: 33

6:50pm Tue 21 Jan 14

InThatNumber says...

Well that should calm a few nerves. She has stated that there are no plans to sell any of the squad which is fantastic news but there is no mention of bringing anybody in either. With Lovren out for at least a month another quality center half wouldn't go amiss.
Well that should calm a few nerves. She has stated that there are no plans to sell any of the squad which is fantastic news but there is no mention of bringing anybody in either. With Lovren out for at least a month another quality center half wouldn't go amiss. InThatNumber
  • Score: 21

6:53pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

great statement, done at the proper time.

now then.

let's see if the actions match the words.



I am encouraged so far.
great statement, done at the proper time. now then. let's see if the actions match the words. I am encouraged so far. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 15

6:56pm Tue 21 Jan 14

florida saint says...

katharina, thank you very much for the clarity of your statement, how refreshing to here your appreciation of the fans, I never heard nc ever thank the loyal support that the fans have shown to the club. the wheels are well and truly balanced again. katharina one small thing not that important in footballing terms but important for our history, please could we have our stripes back, quite enjoyed being a deck chair, u t s.
katharina, thank you very much for the clarity of your statement, how refreshing to here your appreciation of the fans, I never heard nc ever thank the loyal support that the fans have shown to the club. the wheels are well and truly balanced again. katharina one small thing not that important in footballing terms but important for our history, please could we have our stripes back, quite enjoyed being a deck chair, u t s. florida saint
  • Score: 29

6:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

pitbull says...

This is some great news from the owner.

I just wish the Echo and other press would stop referring to this lady by just her surname, call me old fashioned but it sounds very disrespectful. She should be addressed as Ms Liebherr.

Another thing I would like to point out, Ms Liebherr is not a chairMAN, it's either chairperson or chairwoman, get it right.
This is some great news from the owner. I just wish the Echo and other press would stop referring to this lady by just her surname, call me old fashioned but it sounds very disrespectful. She should be addressed as Ms Liebherr. Another thing I would like to point out, Ms Liebherr is not a chairMAN, it's either chairperson or chairwoman, get it right. pitbull
  • Score: 38

7:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

STHB15 says...

Great start for the new era of Glasnost.

COYR
Great start for the new era of Glasnost. COYR STHB15
  • Score: 14

7:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

CharlieGeorgesMissingFinger says...

Red n white striped shirts next season and she'll be a leg-end!
Red n white striped shirts next season and she'll be a leg-end! CharlieGeorgesMissingFinger
  • Score: 17

7:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

saint Compo says...

Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben.

Saints Ueber Alles
Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben. Saints Ueber Alles saint Compo
  • Score: 10

7:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

You can't argue with that…..If Cortese had a glaring problem it was the Swiss banker attitude to money and the fans involvements importance..

Many more fans could have watched us with a little thought instead of maximum pricing…

..we need a bigger fan base to justify a bigger stadium capacity he could single handedly addressed this with a bit of forward thinking and understanding….

...even Arsenal, Liverpool drop prices for the cups and hey presto full house and peripheral and young fans are in the loop.

…and the quality of sundry services, food and beverages etc are a scandal..

We are not customers we are fans who happen to pay there is a difference…

He should have respected the past as well as the future …

..these were faults that we went along with only because he helped give us success.
You can't argue with that…..If Cortese had a glaring problem it was the Swiss banker attitude to money and the fans involvements importance.. Many more fans could have watched us with a little thought instead of maximum pricing… ..we need a bigger fan base to justify a bigger stadium capacity he could single handedly addressed this with a bit of forward thinking and understanding…. ...even Arsenal, Liverpool drop prices for the cups and hey presto full house and peripheral and young fans are in the loop. …and the quality of sundry services, food and beverages etc are a scandal.. We are not customers we are fans who happen to pay there is a difference… He should have respected the past as well as the future … ..these were faults that we went along with only because he helped give us success. warrens 76
  • Score: 17

7:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Marchwood Malcom says...

A well crafted statement which will placate those natives who are restless. I hope she sticks around and isn't just hoping for a higher league finish in order to up the asking price. If she is on the level we can look forward to a stable future, but with a smaller transfer kitty.
A well crafted statement which will placate those natives who are restless. I hope she sticks around and isn't just hoping for a higher league finish in order to up the asking price. If she is on the level we can look forward to a stable future, but with a smaller transfer kitty. Marchwood Malcom
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

saint Compo wrote:
Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben.

Saints Ueber Alles
Alles ist gut unsere Leibchen.
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben. Saints Ueber Alles[/p][/quote]Alles ist gut unsere Leibchen. warrens 76
  • Score: -5

7:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

saint Compo says...

saint Compo wrote:
Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben.

Saints Ueber Alles
Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden Sie wie Ihren Vater lieben. Saints Ueber Alles

(Corrigiert)
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben. Saints Ueber Alles[/p][/quote]Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden Sie wie Ihren Vater lieben. Saints Ueber Alles (Corrigiert) saint Compo
  • Score: 1

7:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

angus mc coatup says...

I'm starting to like this Ms Liebherr, She seems to be a very straight forward kind of woman. And seems to want to embrace our clubs heritage, I hope she sees fit to maybe include some of our ex players and people like Lawrie Mc in some capacity
If only to recognise the people that have helped this club along the way too the present position we now occupy.

So welcome Katharina I for one wish you well......COYR !
I'm starting to like this Ms Liebherr, She seems to be a very straight forward kind of woman. And seems to want to embrace our clubs heritage, I hope she sees fit to maybe include some of our ex players and people like Lawrie Mc in some capacity If only to recognise the people that have helped this club along the way too the present position we now occupy. So welcome Katharina I for one wish you well......COYR ! angus mc coatup
  • Score: 16

7:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

up saints says...

notaclue wrote:
Well she gets my vote!!!!
and mine
[quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: Well she gets my vote!!!![/p][/quote]and mine up saints
  • Score: 17

7:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Datarater says...

Now that Cortese the Cleaver is gone we can get back to the Southampton way.
Now that Cortese the Cleaver is gone we can get back to the Southampton way. Datarater
  • Score: 5

7:15pm Tue 21 Jan 14

alanrr says...

I, for one, am now happier than last week
I, for one, am now happier than last week alanrr
  • Score: 16

7:16pm Tue 21 Jan 14

JohnItaly says...

Brilliant statement not only in its content but in the timing of its release. Clearly Ms Liebherr has had several days to reflect and take council on the situation and her statement cannot in any way be construed as a knee jerk reaction but a considered and well thought out response to put everyone in the picture and ease a lot of concerns that were obviously being aired about the future of the Club. Thank you.
Brilliant statement not only in its content but in the timing of its release. Clearly Ms Liebherr has had several days to reflect and take council on the situation and her statement cannot in any way be construed as a knee jerk reaction but a considered and well thought out response to put everyone in the picture and ease a lot of concerns that were obviously being aired about the future of the Club. Thank you. JohnItaly
  • Score: 26

7:20pm Tue 21 Jan 14

slugger says...

If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy. slugger
  • Score: 10

7:33pm Tue 21 Jan 14

S Pance says...

I agree with others. Let's refer to Ms Leibherr as 'Katherina' as a sign of respect and gratitude. She's a Saint now.
I agree with others. Let's refer to Ms Leibherr as 'Katherina' as a sign of respect and gratitude. She's a Saint now. S Pance
  • Score: 18

7:36pm Tue 21 Jan 14

S Pance says...

Reading between the lines there was some sort of issue with the way Cortese was running the club. Yes, everything looked great from the outside but IMHO Cortese was doing something that Katherina disagreed with and he wouldn't back down.

Others have said that his spending on non-essential items was out of control; I don't know if this is true or a rumour but it does seem possible.
Reading between the lines there was some sort of issue with the way Cortese was running the club. Yes, everything looked great from the outside but IMHO Cortese was doing something that Katherina disagreed with and he wouldn't back down. Others have said that his spending on non-essential items was out of control; I don't know if this is true or a rumour but it does seem possible. S Pance
  • Score: 3

7:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Golden_Salamander says...

Excellent statement to start with.

However I am concerned about the numbers on the new board, Kruger, Lenhart, Hofstetter and of course Williams (ceo). Along with existing Les Read and the financial Manager.

WHO DOES POCHETTINO REPORT TO ????


IMO there were problems with the old system but there was also ALOT THAT WORKED VERY WELL.
The relationship between :-
(a) The Don and Pochettino was Excellent (10/10).

(b) Pochettino and the Players was Excellent (10/10)

(c) The Don and Les Reed was goodish (say 8/10)

(d) The Don and other staff members was variable (some disliked him, some tolerated him) say 3 out of 10

and I could accept that things between

(e) The Don and the Fans were Poor (1/10)

(f) The Don and the ex-players were non-existent (minus 10 out of 10).

But because (a) and (b) were so STRONG it worked for Saints.

In the last few days there have been lots of words to improve (e) and (f) however the MOST IMPORTANT relationship is (a) and indirectly (b).

If Pochettino finds too many bosses and doesn't have the same strong relationship with the new "Decision Makers" as he used to have then (a) and (b) will suffer.

imo Katharina needs to FOCUS on making sure that Pochettino is happy with things.

Having 5 bosses instead of 1 is going to be a major change for him and we don't want Williams bringing in his mate from Blackburn (when he gets chop from hoofball) do we.
Excellent statement to start with. However I am concerned about the numbers on the new board, Kruger, Lenhart, Hofstetter and of course Williams (ceo). Along with existing Les Read and the financial Manager. WHO DOES POCHETTINO REPORT TO ???? IMO there were problems with the old system but there was also ALOT THAT WORKED VERY WELL. The relationship between :- (a) The Don and Pochettino was Excellent (10/10). (b) Pochettino and the Players was Excellent (10/10) (c) The Don and Les Reed was goodish (say 8/10) (d) The Don and other staff members was variable (some disliked him, some tolerated him) say 3 out of 10 and I could accept that things between (e) The Don and the Fans were Poor (1/10) (f) The Don and the ex-players were non-existent (minus 10 out of 10). But because (a) and (b) were so STRONG it worked for Saints. In the last few days there have been lots of words to improve (e) and (f) however the MOST IMPORTANT relationship is (a) and indirectly (b). If Pochettino finds too many bosses and doesn't have the same strong relationship with the new "Decision Makers" as he used to have then (a) and (b) will suffer. imo Katharina needs to FOCUS on making sure that Pochettino is happy with things. Having 5 bosses instead of 1 is going to be a major change for him and we don't want Williams bringing in his mate from Blackburn (when he gets chop from hoofball) do we. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: -18

7:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

damoose says...

`No players will be sold in jan transfer window`..that statement bothers me,it could mean a summer clear-out
`No players will be sold in jan transfer window`..that statement bothers me,it could mean a summer clear-out damoose
  • Score: -33

7:42pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Paul TS says...

Well done Katharina. Total respect!
Well done Katharina. Total respect! Paul TS
  • Score: 18

7:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Invidia says...

I welcome Ms KL's statement of intent but let us not forget that it was NC's vision, his drive, ambition and astute management skills that have put us on the map so to speak, If the next CEO whoever is employed can carry on where NC left off and can improve on NC' s legacy then I believe the future is very bright for our football club, only time will tell, I believe it quite churlish for fans to knock NC after all he has done for our club, but there is no pleasing some folk.
I welcome Ms KL's statement of intent but let us not forget that it was NC's vision, his drive, ambition and astute management skills that have put us on the map so to speak, If the next CEO whoever is employed can carry on where NC left off and can improve on NC' s legacy then I believe the future is very bright for our football club, only time will tell, I believe it quite churlish for fans to knock NC after all he has done for our club, but there is no pleasing some folk. Invidia
  • Score: 3

7:45pm Tue 21 Jan 14

damoose says...

Time to demand our stripes back ,cant stand that red kit but like the away kit
Time to demand our stripes back ,cant stand that red kit but like the away kit damoose
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

damoose says...

Uh-oh
Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director.
The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr.

“He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly.
“We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.”
Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice.
But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock.
Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story.
When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day.
Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment.
“He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.”
That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart.
But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.
Uh-oh Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director. The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr. “He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly. “We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.” Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice. But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock. Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story. When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day. Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment. “He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.” That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart. But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin. damoose
  • Score: -41

7:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Very professional statement from a very professional business woman. Thank you Katharina you certainly stand above the outrageous things written about you over the last week. I for one had faith that you would do the right thing as a person and not just in honor of your great father. We should all consider ourselves lucky to have you as the owner of 'OUR' club.
I like the comment 'open communication'.
The one thing that we do need to see is that the new CEO and Directors you appoint will continue to progress the club forward and that you will continue to invest in the quality of the playing staff, do this and we will be singing you name along with your fathers.
Thank you again and put the bus up a gear !!
'Come on you Saints'
NB I am going to change my initials for future posts !
Very professional statement from a very professional business woman. Thank you Katharina you certainly stand above the outrageous things written about you over the last week. I for one had faith that you would do the right thing as a person and not just in honor of your great father. We should all consider ourselves lucky to have you as the owner of 'OUR' club. I like the comment 'open communication'. The one thing that we do need to see is that the new CEO and Directors you appoint will continue to progress the club forward and that you will continue to invest in the quality of the playing staff, do this and we will be singing you name along with your fathers. Thank you again and put the bus up a gear !! 'Come on you Saints' NB I am going to change my initials for future posts ! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 11

7:50pm Tue 21 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Poor old Hammers 1 down already!
Poor old Hammers 1 down already! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

7:57pm Tue 21 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

warrens 76 wrote:
saint Compo wrote:
Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben.

Saints Ueber Alles
Alles ist gut unsere Leibchen.
you never ring, you never write : - ( COYR
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Sehr gut gesagt, Katharina. Wir werden dich wie Ihren Vater lieben. Saints Ueber Alles[/p][/quote]Alles ist gut unsere Leibchen.[/p][/quote]you never ring, you never write : - ( COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Confucious says...

Katherina is obviously well advised and she's doing and saying all the right things - and certainly the things us supporters wanted to hear.

It'll now be good to hear from MoPo- hopefully by the weekend. He looked pretty shattered at Sunderland after the sh!te week he had. Hopefully, he'll have had more time now with Katherina and has also been told the right things to keep him on board and motivated. MoPo is obviously a real star and will be much sought after - so hearing him say he's now happy would be the final piece in settling this turmoil down.

Having said that - so far so good.

I hope if Katherina appears at a match she gets a tremendous welcome - as well as a great rendition of the regular tribute from the stands to her much loved dad.
Katherina is obviously well advised and she's doing and saying all the right things - and certainly the things us supporters wanted to hear. It'll now be good to hear from MoPo- hopefully by the weekend. He looked pretty shattered at Sunderland after the sh!te week he had. Hopefully, he'll have had more time now with Katherina and has also been told the right things to keep him on board and motivated. MoPo is obviously a real star and will be much sought after - so hearing him say he's now happy would be the final piece in settling this turmoil down. Having said that - so far so good. I hope if Katherina appears at a match she gets a tremendous welcome - as well as a great rendition of the regular tribute from the stands to her much loved dad. Confucious
  • Score: 17

8:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

Here, here. The statement itself is ghost written dog crap though.
Here, here. The statement itself is ghost written dog crap though. Kamawoop
  • Score: -35

8:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

montecristosaint says...

Well she like her father has her heart in the right place and guess what appears to love Saints as much as we do. She may not be a football fan, who knows, after all all we have had is unsubstantiated tittle tattle to go on in that respect, and she will make mistakes, but I wish her well. We will need to be patient, repay her loyalty in kind, and all will be well. She will need advice perhaps with regard to football matters, perhaps a director of football to advise on football related matters, but I think she will do us proud.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the rest of the window, whether she moves to plug gaps in the squad now that Lovren is out for a month seems rather a long time and a season can get unhinged in that period of time.
Well she like her father has her heart in the right place and guess what appears to love Saints as much as we do. She may not be a football fan, who knows, after all all we have had is unsubstantiated tittle tattle to go on in that respect, and she will make mistakes, but I wish her well. We will need to be patient, repay her loyalty in kind, and all will be well. She will need advice perhaps with regard to football matters, perhaps a director of football to advise on football related matters, but I think she will do us proud. It will be interesting to see what happens in the rest of the window, whether she moves to plug gaps in the squad now that Lovren is out for a month seems rather a long time and a season can get unhinged in that period of time. montecristosaint
  • Score: 2

8:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

COYR!
COYR! Kamawoop
  • Score: 6

8:15pm Tue 21 Jan 14

turicky says...

Invidia wrote:
I welcome Ms KL's statement of intent but let us not forget that it was NC's vision, his drive, ambition and astute management skills that have put us on the map so to speak, If the next CEO whoever is employed can carry on where NC left off and can improve on NC' s legacy then I believe the future is very bright for our football club, only time will tell, I believe it quite churlish for fans to knock NC after all he has done for our club, but there is no pleasing some folk.
No, It was Markus Liebherr's money, that put us on the map. As I said in a previous post. No one knows what could have happened if Pardew or Adkins hadn't been sacked. Either one may have put us on the top of the premiership by now, with their choice of new players. it's all supposition. That's not to say I don't like MP, I do. Just, maybe, if Markus Liebherr hadn't passed away, he may have sacked Cortese himself by now. No one knows!!!
His daughter, I would think, knows what she's doing thank goodness. I for one, am really pleased.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: I welcome Ms KL's statement of intent but let us not forget that it was NC's vision, his drive, ambition and astute management skills that have put us on the map so to speak, If the next CEO whoever is employed can carry on where NC left off and can improve on NC' s legacy then I believe the future is very bright for our football club, only time will tell, I believe it quite churlish for fans to knock NC after all he has done for our club, but there is no pleasing some folk.[/p][/quote]No, It was Markus Liebherr's money, that put us on the map. As I said in a previous post. No one knows what could have happened if Pardew or Adkins hadn't been sacked. Either one may have put us on the top of the premiership by now, with their choice of new players. it's all supposition. That's not to say I don't like MP, I do. Just, maybe, if Markus Liebherr hadn't passed away, he may have sacked Cortese himself by now. No one knows!!! His daughter, I would think, knows what she's doing thank goodness. I for one, am really pleased. turicky
  • Score: 6

8:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.
My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion. Kamawoop
  • Score: -16

8:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

damoose wrote:
`No players will be sold in jan transfer window`..that statement bothers me,it could mean a summer clear-out
Unlikely. Try reading the last paragraph a bit more closely. All decisions taken will be for the good of the club,staff, players and fans. I think we can believe her.
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: `No players will be sold in jan transfer window`..that statement bothers me,it could mean a summer clear-out[/p][/quote]Unlikely. Try reading the last paragraph a bit more closely. All decisions taken will be for the good of the club,staff, players and fans. I think we can believe her. Clever Dick
  • Score: 8

8:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Kamawoop wrote:
My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.
How would you rather it read?
[quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.[/p][/quote]How would you rather it read? Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Kamawoop wrote:
My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.
How would you rather it read?
Nothing, guess a statement has to be made. I just don't find this statment as comforting as many of the other posters appear to do. It's a corporate crap nothing speach IMO.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.[/p][/quote]How would you rather it read?[/p][/quote]Nothing, guess a statement has to be made. I just don't find this statment as comforting as many of the other posters appear to do. It's a corporate crap nothing speach IMO. Kamawoop
  • Score: -12

8:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Invidia says...

turicky wrote:
Invidia wrote:
I welcome Ms KL's statement of intent but let us not forget that it was NC's vision, his drive, ambition and astute management skills that have put us on the map so to speak, If the next CEO whoever is employed can carry on where NC left off and can improve on NC' s legacy then I believe the future is very bright for our football club, only time will tell, I believe it quite churlish for fans to knock NC after all he has done for our club, but there is no pleasing some folk.
No, It was Markus Liebherr's money, that put us on the map. As I said in a previous post. No one knows what could have happened if Pardew or Adkins hadn't been sacked. Either one may have put us on the top of the premiership by now, with their choice of new players. it's all supposition. That's not to say I don't like MP, I do. Just, maybe, if Markus Liebherr hadn't passed away, he may have sacked Cortese himself by now. No one knows!!!
His daughter, I would think, knows what she's doing thank goodness. I for one, am really pleased.
Although you certainly require money to bring all your visions for the club to go foreward, but you need the accumen/intellegence to bring it to fruition look at the clubs in the lower half of the PL and you can see it is not only money you also have to have vision and drive.
[quote][p][bold]turicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: I welcome Ms KL's statement of intent but let us not forget that it was NC's vision, his drive, ambition and astute management skills that have put us on the map so to speak, If the next CEO whoever is employed can carry on where NC left off and can improve on NC' s legacy then I believe the future is very bright for our football club, only time will tell, I believe it quite churlish for fans to knock NC after all he has done for our club, but there is no pleasing some folk.[/p][/quote]No, It was Markus Liebherr's money, that put us on the map. As I said in a previous post. No one knows what could have happened if Pardew or Adkins hadn't been sacked. Either one may have put us on the top of the premiership by now, with their choice of new players. it's all supposition. That's not to say I don't like MP, I do. Just, maybe, if Markus Liebherr hadn't passed away, he may have sacked Cortese himself by now. No one knows!!! His daughter, I would think, knows what she's doing thank goodness. I for one, am really pleased.[/p][/quote]Although you certainly require money to bring all your visions for the club to go foreward, but you need the accumen/intellegence to bring it to fruition look at the clubs in the lower half of the PL and you can see it is not only money you also have to have vision and drive. Invidia
  • Score: -3

8:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

Even Confucious was reduced to polite post responses, rather than thier usual insightful ponderings. Says it all, there was nothing here to say about.
Even Confucious was reduced to polite post responses, rather than thier usual insightful ponderings. Says it all, there was nothing here to say about. Kamawoop
  • Score: -10

8:32pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

I actually agree with turicky, although my comments may sound more negative. Who knew then? Who knows now?
I actually agree with turicky, although my comments may sound more negative. Who knew then? Who knows now? Kamawoop
  • Score: -10

8:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

st1halo says...

Good girl.

I hope the walk matches the talk.

STID
Good girl. I hope the walk matches the talk. STID st1halo
  • Score: -2

8:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 8

8:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gman209 says...

Kamawoop wrote:
Here, here. The statement itself is ghost written dog crap though.
you complete numpty
[quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: Here, here. The statement itself is ghost written dog crap though.[/p][/quote]you complete numpty gman209
  • Score: 9

9:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying. Clever Dick
  • Score: 10

9:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Kamawoop wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Kamawoop wrote:
My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.
How would you rather it read?
Nothing, guess a statement has to be made. I just don't find this statment as comforting as many of the other posters appear to do. It's a corporate crap nothing speach IMO.
I take your point....but fail to see how any statement could be more reassuring tbh. KL has committed herself (for the time being) to the well being of our Club.

Under the circumstances...I would say that this is a massive statement.
[quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: My earlier comment sounds rather harsh, I should clarify that I have an open mind as to what the recent changes mean for Saints. Personally I can't take much reassurance from this statement, but that's not to say I'm all doom and gloom about the futurem, just that this particular press release doesn't work in my opinion.[/p][/quote]How would you rather it read?[/p][/quote]Nothing, guess a statement has to be made. I just don't find this statment as comforting as many of the other posters appear to do. It's a corporate crap nothing speach IMO.[/p][/quote]I take your point....but fail to see how any statement could be more reassuring tbh. KL has committed herself (for the time being) to the well being of our Club. Under the circumstances...I would say that this is a massive statement. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 6

9:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

philiprhampton says...

I knew when I declared my love for her it wouldn't be wasted, well said KL COYRs
I knew when I declared my love for her it wouldn't be wasted, well said KL COYRs philiprhampton
  • Score: 7

9:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

the south coast is ours says...

alanrr wrote:
I, for one, am now happier than last week
and me now looking forward to beating yeovil knowing alls well
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: I, for one, am now happier than last week[/p][/quote]and me now looking forward to beating yeovil knowing alls well the south coast is ours
  • Score: 5

9:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gman209 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints . gman209
  • Score: 6

9:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kamawoop says...

I don't know why, this speachy jarred with me, it just did. I don't know what statements would be more reassuring either, but would do when I heard them. To be honest I think still worried. OK no-one leaving, but is anyone arriving? Even if nothing has changed at all I prefered the old ways. Change is scary!
I don't know why, this speachy jarred with me, it just did. I don't know what statements would be more reassuring either, but would do when I heard them. To be honest I think still worried. OK no-one leaving, but is anyone arriving? Even if nothing has changed at all I prefered the old ways. Change is scary! Kamawoop
  • Score: -9

9:30pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

gman209 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
Yessir.
[quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .[/p][/quote]Yessir. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gman209 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
gman209 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
Yessir.
Thankyou !
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .[/p][/quote]Yessir.[/p][/quote]Thankyou ! gman209
  • Score: 0

9:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Paul TS says...

damoose wrote:
Uh-oh
Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director.
The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr.

“He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly.
“We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.”
Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice.
But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock.
Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story.
When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day.
Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment.
“He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.”
That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart.
But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.
Must be a skate? sorry, but Katharina we already know is not be a football fan, however the family empire is based on good sound business sense and experience, I also believe that she wants to finish off what her father started (She will be pulled in by the Saints passion). The Cortesse situation happened very quickly, I for one have complete confidence that whoever is bought in on the board, together with our manager, management team and players, that we will all build on our success thus far. This statement can only be a Pompey fan (skint , no training facilities, crap ground and 2 points off relegation from div 2 - oh dear!!)
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Uh-oh Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director. The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr. “He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly. “We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.” Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice. But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock. Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story. When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day. Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment. “He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.” That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart. But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.[/p][/quote]Must be a skate? sorry, but Katharina we already know is not be a football fan, however the family empire is based on good sound business sense and experience, I also believe that she wants to finish off what her father started (She will be pulled in by the Saints passion). The Cortesse situation happened very quickly, I for one have complete confidence that whoever is bought in on the board, together with our manager, management team and players, that we will all build on our success thus far. This statement can only be a Pompey fan (skint , no training facilities, crap ground and 2 points off relegation from div 2 - oh dear!!) Paul TS
  • Score: 12

9:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR
Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR[/p][/quote]Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!! Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 7

9:52pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Kamawoop wrote:
Here, here. The statement itself is ghost written dog crap though.
Ah, I see, a skate in drag. Slither off old chap to the cesspit in the East.
[quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: Here, here. The statement itself is ghost written dog crap though.[/p][/quote]Ah, I see, a skate in drag. Slither off old chap to the cesspit in the East. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

miltonarcher says...

Her statement of intent confirms what I posted a day or so ago about her wish to carry forward the dream of her father. Thing is, i got loads of thumbs down! How opinions change.
Her statement of intent confirms what I posted a day or so ago about her wish to carry forward the dream of her father. Thing is, i got loads of thumbs down! How opinions change. miltonarcher
  • Score: 3

10:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gman209 says...

Paul TS wrote:
damoose wrote:
Uh-oh
Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director.
The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr.

“He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly.
“We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.”
Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice.
But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock.
Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story.
When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day.
Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment.
“He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.”
That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart.
But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.
Must be a skate? sorry, but Katharina we already know is not be a football fan, however the family empire is based on good sound business sense and experience, I also believe that she wants to finish off what her father started (She will be pulled in by the Saints passion). The Cortesse situation happened very quickly, I for one have complete confidence that whoever is bought in on the board, together with our manager, management team and players, that we will all build on our success thus far. This statement can only be a Pompey fan (skint , no training facilities, crap ground and 2 points off relegation from div 2 - oh dear!!)
i am saints through an through but what is your point ?
[quote][p][bold]Paul TS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Uh-oh Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director. The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr. “He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly. “We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.” Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice. But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock. Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story. When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day. Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment. “He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.” That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart. But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.[/p][/quote]Must be a skate? sorry, but Katharina we already know is not be a football fan, however the family empire is based on good sound business sense and experience, I also believe that she wants to finish off what her father started (She will be pulled in by the Saints passion). The Cortesse situation happened very quickly, I for one have complete confidence that whoever is bought in on the board, together with our manager, management team and players, that we will all build on our success thus far. This statement can only be a Pompey fan (skint , no training facilities, crap ground and 2 points off relegation from div 2 - oh dear!!)[/p][/quote]i am saints through an through but what is your point ? gman209
  • Score: -1

10:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Kamawoop wrote:
I don't know why, this speachy jarred with me, it just did. I don't know what statements would be more reassuring either, but would do when I heard them. To be honest I think still worried. OK no-one leaving, but is anyone arriving? Even if nothing has changed at all I prefered the old ways. Change is scary!
In this day and age....change is reality. Get used to it and learn to embrace it...

...and always keep the glass half full. Cheers!
[quote][p][bold]Kamawoop[/bold] wrote: I don't know why, this speachy jarred with me, it just did. I don't know what statements would be more reassuring either, but would do when I heard them. To be honest I think still worried. OK no-one leaving, but is anyone arriving? Even if nothing has changed at all I prefered the old ways. Change is scary![/p][/quote]In this day and age....change is reality. Get used to it and learn to embrace it... ...and always keep the glass half full. Cheers! Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 3

10:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR
Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!!
.. or have said!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR[/p][/quote]Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!![/p][/quote].. or have said! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -4

10:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

slugger says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR
Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!!
.. or have said!
FFS !
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR[/p][/quote]Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!![/p][/quote].. or have said![/p][/quote]FFS ! slugger
  • Score: 1

10:09pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mack chinnon says...

gman209 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
You must be new on here.
[quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .[/p][/quote]You must be new on here. mack chinnon
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Tue 21 Jan 14

gman209 says...

mack chinnon wrote:
gman209 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
You must be new on here.
yep
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .[/p][/quote]You must be new on here.[/p][/quote]yep gman209
  • Score: 0

10:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR
Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!!
.. or have said!
FFS !
Sorry slug, couldn't resist it.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Fantastic statement of intent. Thank you Katharina. COYR[/p][/quote]Your comment sums it up for me. Ignore the nay sayers, I don't know what more KL could of said!![/p][/quote].. or have said![/p][/quote]FFS ![/p][/quote]Sorry slug, couldn't resist it. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

10:22pm Tue 21 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

gman209 wrote:
Paul TS wrote:
damoose wrote:
Uh-oh
Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director.
The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr.

“He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly.
“We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.”
Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice.
But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock.
Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story.
When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day.
Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment.
“He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.”
That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart.
But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.
Must be a skate? sorry, but Katharina we already know is not be a football fan, however the family empire is based on good sound business sense and experience, I also believe that she wants to finish off what her father started (She will be pulled in by the Saints passion). The Cortesse situation happened very quickly, I for one have complete confidence that whoever is bought in on the board, together with our manager, management team and players, that we will all build on our success thus far. This statement can only be a Pompey fan (skint , no training facilities, crap ground and 2 points off relegation from div 2 - oh dear!!)
i am saints through an through but what is your point ?
I think he is puzzled by the post that you made, it is a bit negative and I don't recall the source of it. Whatever has happened has probably got some legal nicety involved, something about executive directors and non-executive directors e.t.c.,and there must be a perfectly reasonable explanation. All will no doubt be revealed when all the pieces of the jigsaw are in place and the new hierarchy has been settled. There are still too many questions to be answered, but also too many speculative theories, without fact or foundation, as someone said the waters are muddy at the moment but will be seen to be clear in good time.
[quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul TS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Uh-oh Southampton have announced they have terminated the appointment of an Austrian football agent – just 24 hours after he joined the Premier League club as a Director. The South Coast club made the amazing announcement within hours of SportsDirect News breaking the story that, Josef Lenhart, a 53-year-old former Austrian league footballer and agent to a small number of second and third tier European players, had been asked to join the Saints board by executive chairman, Katharina Liebherr. “He’s joined and now left the club,” commented a club spokesman. “It’s all happened pretty quickly. “We don’t really know what’s going on, only that Josef Lenhart is no longer a director of the club.” Southampton have been a club in disarray since former chairman, Nicola Cortese, quit St Marys last week – with 36-year-old Swiss national, Liebherr, stepping in at short notice. But this latest chapter of events – which will make many Saints fans hold their heads in despair – has the potential to make Liebherr and the club’s senior management team a laughing stock. Within minutes of the story going live on SDN, the Saints communications team claimed there wasn’t a shred of truth in our exclusive story. When we pointed out we had a copy of an official Companies House document showing Lenhart had joined the club on 16 January, they quickly backtracked, claiming he was a Board member for less than a day. Unfortunately, the club was unwilling to shed any light on what may have happened during the crucial 24-hour window between 16 and 17 January, which resulted in Lenhart making an exit that is just as surprising as his initial appointment. “He is advising the owner,” added a clearly flustered club spokesman. “But he’s definitely not doing so as a Director.” That will be relief to Saints fans, whose season has temporarily been derailed due to a series of bizarre off-the-field goings on, culminating in the axing of Lenhart. But the poor way this matter has been handled will hardly inspire confidence in Liebherr, whose knowledge of football appears to be wafer thin.[/p][/quote]Must be a skate? sorry, but Katharina we already know is not be a football fan, however the family empire is based on good sound business sense and experience, I also believe that she wants to finish off what her father started (She will be pulled in by the Saints passion). The Cortesse situation happened very quickly, I for one have complete confidence that whoever is bought in on the board, together with our manager, management team and players, that we will all build on our success thus far. This statement can only be a Pompey fan (skint , no training facilities, crap ground and 2 points off relegation from div 2 - oh dear!!)[/p][/quote]i am saints through an through but what is your point ?[/p][/quote]I think he is puzzled by the post that you made, it is a bit negative and I don't recall the source of it. Whatever has happened has probably got some legal nicety involved, something about executive directors and non-executive directors e.t.c.,and there must be a perfectly reasonable explanation. All will no doubt be revealed when all the pieces of the jigsaw are in place and the new hierarchy has been settled. There are still too many questions to be answered, but also too many speculative theories, without fact or foundation, as someone said the waters are muddy at the moment but will be seen to be clear in good time. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

mack chinnon wrote:
gman209 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
You must be new on here.
My thoughts too. So gman you may need to learn quite quickly that yes this is a footie forum but we do like to have a bit of lighthearted banter. Especially at the expense of our less intelligent and hugely jealous contributors from the east. You will find numerous references to smelly skunts on this site and I doubt very much that will ever change. I certainly won't. So maybe I promised earlier but I was lying.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .[/p][/quote]You must be new on here.[/p][/quote]My thoughts too. So gman you may need to learn quite quickly that yes this is a footie forum but we do like to have a bit of lighthearted banter. Especially at the expense of our less intelligent and hugely jealous contributors from the east. You will find numerous references to smelly skunts on this site and I doubt very much that will ever change. I certainly won't. So maybe I promised earlier but I was lying. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

10:35pm Tue 21 Jan 14

angus mc coatup says...

Clever Dick wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
gman209 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
slugger wrote:
If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.
As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words.
She has my vote.
She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.
why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .
You must be new on here.
My thoughts too. So gman you may need to learn quite quickly that yes this is a footie forum but we do like to have a bit of lighthearted banter. Especially at the expense of our less intelligent and hugely jealous contributors from the east. You will find numerous references to smelly skunts on this site and I doubt very much that will ever change. I certainly won't. So maybe I promised earlier but I was lying.
Yeah.... **** to gman,...... give to em every chance you get
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: If she shares her father's and Nicola's vision I'm as happy as a happy person who is extra happy.[/p][/quote]As I posted yesterday, Slugger, she has already invested much time in our club and actions speak louder than words. She has my vote.[/p][/quote]She has mine too. I think the club is in very good hands. The only thing that is missing from the statement is that she hasn't told us how much she hates skunts. But I guess that goes without saying.[/p][/quote]why do them down the road need to be brought in to a sensible debate . They are not worth a mention . Get over them and talk about what matters and that is the Saints .[/p][/quote]You must be new on here.[/p][/quote]My thoughts too. So gman you may need to learn quite quickly that yes this is a footie forum but we do like to have a bit of lighthearted banter. Especially at the expense of our less intelligent and hugely jealous contributors from the east. You will find numerous references to smelly skunts on this site and I doubt very much that will ever change. I certainly won't. So maybe I promised earlier but I was lying.[/p][/quote]Yeah.... **** to gman,...... give to em every chance you get angus mc coatup
  • Score: -3

10:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The statement goes beyond what i would have expected as pure corporate appeasement I think that's a really good sign. Here's hoping.

If she's going to be at the Yeovil game we best turn up.
The statement goes beyond what i would have expected as pure corporate appeasement I think that's a really good sign. Here's hoping. If she's going to be at the Yeovil game we best turn up. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

10:48pm Tue 21 Jan 14

damoose says...

http://www.sportsdir
ectnews.com/premier-
league-news/38838-so
uthampton-director-a
xed-24-hours-after-j
oining.php#.Ut74yJzF
I1I
http://www.sportsdir ectnews.com/premier- league-news/38838-so uthampton-director-a xed-24-hours-after-j oining.php#.Ut74yJzF I1I damoose
  • Score: 0

11:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The statement goes beyond what i would have expected as pure corporate appeasement I think that's a really good sign. Here's hoping.

If she's going to be at the Yeovil game we best turn up.
she could easily have said a lot less an made a brief statement, but she said more than enough to make me feel a lot happier.
the telling part for me was when she said "Off the pitch, my priority is to establish the proper running of the club at the top". to me that's a very strong hint that she didn't like how NC was running club and wanted change. I still think though that she would have wanted him to stay and adapt to a new boardroom structure.
I do love the way she talks about her determination to create a culture based on open communication, and how she kept saying we and our with regards to the club.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The statement goes beyond what i would have expected as pure corporate appeasement I think that's a really good sign. Here's hoping. If she's going to be at the Yeovil game we best turn up.[/p][/quote]she could easily have said a lot less an made a brief statement, but she said more than enough to make me feel a lot happier. the telling part for me was when she said "Off the pitch, my priority is to establish the proper running of the club at the top". to me that's a very strong hint that she didn't like how NC was running club and wanted change. I still think though that she would have wanted him to stay and adapt to a new boardroom structure. I do love the way she talks about her determination to create a culture based on open communication, and how she kept saying we and our with regards to the club. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

11:09pm Tue 21 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

damoose wrote:
http://www.sportsdir

ectnews.com/premier-

league-news/38838-so

uthampton-director-a

xed-24-hours-after-j

oining.php#.Ut74yJzF

I1I
Yes we are aware of that but we don't know what it is about. Patience, all will be revealed.
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: http://www.sportsdir ectnews.com/premier- league-news/38838-so uthampton-director-a xed-24-hours-after-j oining.php#.Ut74yJzF I1I[/p][/quote]Yes we are aware of that but we don't know what it is about. Patience, all will be revealed. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

It's interesting to look for clues as to what the beef with Nicola was about. I think the important sections are the desire to establish the "proper running of the club" in a way that involves "open communication" amongst other things. Would it be fair to say Nicola didn't exactly cover himself in glory in this respect?
It's interesting to look for clues as to what the beef with Nicola was about. I think the important sections are the desire to establish the "proper running of the club" in a way that involves "open communication" amongst other things. Would it be fair to say Nicola didn't exactly cover himself in glory in this respect? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The statement goes beyond what i would have expected as pure corporate appeasement I think that's a really good sign. Here's hoping.

If she's going to be at the Yeovil game we best turn up.
she could easily have said a lot less an made a brief statement, but she said more than enough to make me feel a lot happier.
the telling part for me was when she said "Off the pitch, my priority is to establish the proper running of the club at the top". to me that's a very strong hint that she didn't like how NC was running club and wanted change. I still think though that she would have wanted him to stay and adapt to a new boardroom structure.
I do love the way she talks about her determination to create a culture based on open communication, and how she kept saying we and our with regards to the club.
Great minds!
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The statement goes beyond what i would have expected as pure corporate appeasement I think that's a really good sign. Here's hoping. If she's going to be at the Yeovil game we best turn up.[/p][/quote]she could easily have said a lot less an made a brief statement, but she said more than enough to make me feel a lot happier. the telling part for me was when she said "Off the pitch, my priority is to establish the proper running of the club at the top". to me that's a very strong hint that she didn't like how NC was running club and wanted change. I still think though that she would have wanted him to stay and adapt to a new boardroom structure. I do love the way she talks about her determination to create a culture based on open communication, and how she kept saying we and our with regards to the club.[/p][/quote]Great minds! Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

11:40pm Tue 21 Jan 14

rednwhite72 says...

Well well, bravo Miss Kathrina Liebherr. I take my hat off too you, now all the questions, analysis and double guessing needs to stop, we need to let this lady do her thing and just keep supporting the boys, she seems to know exactly what she is doing and has gone out on a limb to be honest and forthright as much as she can to eleviate the negativity and fears that the recent events have caused...!
The King is dead..! Long live the Queen.!
COYS!
Well well, bravo Miss Kathrina Liebherr. I take my hat off too you, now all the questions, analysis and double guessing needs to stop, we need to let this lady do her thing and just keep supporting the boys, she seems to know exactly what she is doing and has gone out on a limb to be honest and forthright as much as she can to eleviate the negativity and fears that the recent events have caused...! The King is dead..! Long live the Queen.! COYS! rednwhite72
  • Score: 6

11:48pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ollysaint says...

I guess this feeling is an incy-wincy-tincy bit like what the the East Germans felt when the Berlin wall came down.

Welcome Katharina, you've made an excellent start of being Landlord at our home.
I guess this feeling is an incy-wincy-tincy bit like what the the East Germans felt when the Berlin wall came down. Welcome Katharina, you've made an excellent start of being Landlord at our home. ollysaint
  • Score: 4

12:15am Wed 22 Jan 14

Gossie. says...

A lot of crap has been said in the media, and in Skatesville over the last week, this statement by our owner, new chair, and one of Europes richest women, makes it very clear, Business as usual, Saints to continue their journey to the promise land. Well done KL, it's your club now, you take us forward, and we will follow you all the way to the Champions League
A lot of crap has been said in the media, and in Skatesville over the last week, this statement by our owner, new chair, and one of Europes richest women, makes it very clear, Business as usual, Saints to continue their journey to the promise land. Well done KL, it's your club now, you take us forward, and we will follow you all the way to the Champions League Gossie.
  • Score: 5

12:58am Wed 22 Jan 14

NYC_Saint says...

Great statement from Katharina Liebherr!! I wonder whether the key point is the one that initially comes across as the most innocuous? 'Perhaps a few more smiles too'...

Despite what has been widely written without basis about Ms. Liebherr having no interest in football, perhaps she actually wants to enjoy her investment and ownership of the club. Saints are competing in the most exciting league in the world with the most promising young team around.. Time will tell but maybe that are a lot more smiles to come!!
Great statement from Katharina Liebherr!! I wonder whether the key point is the one that initially comes across as the most innocuous? 'Perhaps a few more smiles too'... Despite what has been widely written without basis about Ms. Liebherr having no interest in football, perhaps she actually wants to enjoy her investment and ownership of the club. Saints are competing in the most exciting league in the world with the most promising young team around.. Time will tell but maybe that are a lot more smiles to come!! NYC_Saint
  • Score: 3

1:49am Wed 22 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
She is not selling the players
She is not selling the club
She promises more transparency
She referred to MP as OUR manager

I THINK I'm IN LOVE
Is that to the tune of "Sloop John B"? :)
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: She is not selling the players She is not selling the club She promises more transparency She referred to MP as OUR manager I THINK I'm IN LOVE[/p][/quote]Is that to the tune of "Sloop John B"? :) SiamSaint
  • Score: 0

1:52am Wed 22 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

I write corporate bumph for a living and whoever wrote that is bloody good. What I really like is the direct addressing of the fans and the whimsy (a few smiles). She doesn't set any unrealistic expectations, but she's honest and frank. Now we need to see her in a red-and-white scarf - having read this statement I don't think we'll be waiting long!
I write corporate bumph for a living and whoever wrote that is bloody good. What I really like is the direct addressing of the fans and the whimsy (a few smiles). She doesn't set any unrealistic expectations, but she's honest and frank. Now we need to see her in a red-and-white scarf - having read this statement I don't think we'll be waiting long! SiamSaint
  • Score: 4

1:54am Wed 22 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
She is not selling the players
She is not selling the club
She promises more transparency
She referred to MP as OUR manager

I THINK I'm IN LOVE
Is that to the tune of "Sloop John B"? :)
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: She is not selling the players She is not selling the club She promises more transparency She referred to MP as OUR manager I THINK I'm IN LOVE[/p][/quote]Is that to the tune of "Sloop John B"? :) SiamSaint
  • Score: 1

2:06am Wed 22 Jan 14

ollysaint says...

NYC_Saint wrote:
Great statement from Katharina Liebherr!! I wonder whether the key point is the one that initially comes across as the most innocuous? 'Perhaps a few more smiles too'...

Despite what has been widely written without basis about Ms. Liebherr having no interest in football, perhaps she actually wants to enjoy her investment and ownership of the club. Saints are competing in the most exciting league in the world with the most promising young team around.. Time will tell but maybe that are a lot more smiles to come!!
"A few more smiles" is definitely already the case.

I know there are quite a few here that are happy to slate the 100+ non-football staff for not being fans of a dictator. What they fail to realise is that these are the people that make profit for the club on the other 340+ days the club isn't open for football.

Hopefully staff will now be allowed to have a cup of tea at their desks while they work through break times. Won't have to pay to park their car where they work. Won't be scared that they will have dishes of food thrown at them for a mistaken order. Won't be forced to eat their packed lunch off-premises if they aren't willing to pay canteen prices. Will have electrical points installed in public rooms when they are refurbished, even if they are ugly.

DING DONG the witch is dead.
[quote][p][bold]NYC_Saint[/bold] wrote: Great statement from Katharina Liebherr!! I wonder whether the key point is the one that initially comes across as the most innocuous? 'Perhaps a few more smiles too'... Despite what has been widely written without basis about Ms. Liebherr having no interest in football, perhaps she actually wants to enjoy her investment and ownership of the club. Saints are competing in the most exciting league in the world with the most promising young team around.. Time will tell but maybe that are a lot more smiles to come!![/p][/quote]"A few more smiles" is definitely already the case. I know there are quite a few here that are happy to slate the 100+ non-football staff for not being fans of a dictator. What they fail to realise is that these are the people that make profit for the club on the other 340+ days the club isn't open for football. Hopefully staff will now be allowed to have a cup of tea at their desks while they work through break times. Won't have to pay to park their car where they work. Won't be scared that they will have dishes of food thrown at them for a mistaken order. Won't be forced to eat their packed lunch off-premises if they aren't willing to pay canteen prices. Will have electrical points installed in public rooms when they are refurbished, even if they are ugly. DING DONG the witch is dead. ollysaint
  • Score: 4

6:58am Wed 22 Jan 14

st.athan saint says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
She is not selling the players
She is not selling the club
She promises more transparency
She referred to MP as OUR manager

I THINK I'm IN LOVE
Nothing to do with the 3 billion quid then lol
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: She is not selling the players She is not selling the club She promises more transparency She referred to MP as OUR manager I THINK I'm IN LOVE[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with the 3 billion quid then lol st.athan saint
  • Score: 1

7:32am Wed 22 Jan 14

Buddy SFC says...

Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !!

I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit !
Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !! I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 1

8:52am Wed 22 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

SiamSaint wrote:
I write corporate bumph for a living and whoever wrote that is bloody good. What I really like is the direct addressing of the fans and the whimsy (a few smiles). She doesn't set any unrealistic expectations, but she's honest and frank. Now we need to see her in a red-and-white scarf - having read this statement I don't think we'll be waiting long!
And singing along with the Northam?
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: I write corporate bumph for a living and whoever wrote that is bloody good. What I really like is the direct addressing of the fans and the whimsy (a few smiles). She doesn't set any unrealistic expectations, but she's honest and frank. Now we need to see her in a red-and-white scarf - having read this statement I don't think we'll be waiting long![/p][/quote]And singing along with the Northam? Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

8:55am Wed 22 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

At last. I know what's going on.
What happened ?
At last. I know what's going on. What happened ? Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

8:59am Wed 22 Jan 14

Sheffieldsaint says...

She Has obviously read my earlier post lol.
She Has obviously read my earlier post lol. Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 0

9:27am Wed 22 Jan 14

george chivers says...

Rock on KL.

But bear in mind it may be difficult to follow NC's success rate with a board of directors who are new to each other. We are going through a management revolution not a process of evolution. There are bound to be problems.

Positive dictators will always achieve more in a shorter timescale than a board of directors because they are not hampered by board room politics. We will have to be patient.

But a great statement. Puts the customer (supporter/fan) first. (The emotional share holders.)

Saints for the Cup.

COYR STID
Rock on KL. But bear in mind it may be difficult to follow NC's success rate with a board of directors who are new to each other. We are going through a management revolution not a process of evolution. There are bound to be problems. Positive dictators will always achieve more in a shorter timescale than a board of directors because they are not hampered by board room politics. We will have to be patient. But a great statement. Puts the customer (supporter/fan) first. (The emotional share holders.) Saints for the Cup. COYR STID george chivers
  • Score: 0

9:36am Wed 22 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !!

I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit !
It's strange, isn't it?

A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level.

Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign.

The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !! I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit ![/p][/quote]It's strange, isn't it? A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level. Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign. The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

9:45am Wed 22 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

With the position we are now in, it is Southampton fc who can CHOOSE the next CEO not ASK, and that is a big big difference to only a few years ago, having said that, is there another CB we could at least loan for 6 weeks or so? or any in the academy.
With the position we are now in, it is Southampton fc who can CHOOSE the next CEO not ASK, and that is a big big difference to only a few years ago, having said that, is there another CB we could at least loan for 6 weeks or so? or any in the academy. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 1

11:44am Wed 22 Jan 14

lowemustgo says...

What a great message to the fans from Katherina.
The key differences from the 'reign' of NC are the reference to open communication, respect and hard work.
Its a pity that NC was so fixated with being the only Director and no wonder that the real owners of the club have claimed it back.
NC was a great businessman, but he clearly wasn't a team player and didn't communicate at all. He didn't learn from Nigel or MoPo that teams are so much more successful (on the pitch and in the boardroom) than talented individuals on their own.
Businesses that are run by a chief executive, with other board level experts, reporting to a chairman and with non- executives for support are always more successful. In fact having the same chairman and chief executive is outlawed for listed companies.
So good luck Katherina, the fans will love you if you keep us better informed. Cortese treated us like mushrooms.
COYR
What a great message to the fans from Katherina. The key differences from the 'reign' of NC are the reference to open communication, respect and hard work. Its a pity that NC was so fixated with being the only Director and no wonder that the real owners of the club have claimed it back. NC was a great businessman, but he clearly wasn't a team player and didn't communicate at all. He didn't learn from Nigel or MoPo that teams are so much more successful (on the pitch and in the boardroom) than talented individuals on their own. Businesses that are run by a chief executive, with other board level experts, reporting to a chairman and with non- executives for support are always more successful. In fact having the same chairman and chief executive is outlawed for listed companies. So good luck Katherina, the fans will love you if you keep us better informed. Cortese treated us like mushrooms. COYR lowemustgo
  • Score: 4

12:16pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !!

I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit !
It's strange, isn't it?

A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level.

Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign.

The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
One decision that cost the club is that I have stopped buying programs in protest to the way they/he treated the old guard, and I'm sure others have too, they 'made' you want to buy one and I'm sure we all had our favoutite seller
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !! I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit ![/p][/quote]It's strange, isn't it? A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level. Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign. The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.[/p][/quote]One decision that cost the club is that I have stopped buying programs in protest to the way they/he treated the old guard, and I'm sure others have too, they 'made' you want to buy one and I'm sure we all had our favoutite seller Folkestone Saint
  • Score: -2

1:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

right back in the bar says...

lowemustgo wrote:
What a great message to the fans from Katherina.
The key differences from the 'reign' of NC are the reference to open communication, respect and hard work.
Its a pity that NC was so fixated with being the only Director and no wonder that the real owners of the club have claimed it back.
NC was a great businessman, but he clearly wasn't a team player and didn't communicate at all. He didn't learn from Nigel or MoPo that teams are so much more successful (on the pitch and in the boardroom) than talented individuals on their own.
Businesses that are run by a chief executive, with other board level experts, reporting to a chairman and with non- executives for support are always more successful. In fact having the same chairman and chief executive is outlawed for listed companies.
So good luck Katherina, the fans will love you if you keep us better informed. Cortese treated us like mushrooms.
COYR
Well said mate. Like I said yesterday, Cortese is a megalomaniac - he only ever wanted to play by his own rules and was objecting to proper corporate governance - he's been found out and looks stupid in my book. KL's statement acknowledges the fans which is something Cortese never did and there is huge praise for MP and his team. If she can keep him on side I'm happy.
[quote][p][bold]lowemustgo[/bold] wrote: What a great message to the fans from Katherina. The key differences from the 'reign' of NC are the reference to open communication, respect and hard work. Its a pity that NC was so fixated with being the only Director and no wonder that the real owners of the club have claimed it back. NC was a great businessman, but he clearly wasn't a team player and didn't communicate at all. He didn't learn from Nigel or MoPo that teams are so much more successful (on the pitch and in the boardroom) than talented individuals on their own. Businesses that are run by a chief executive, with other board level experts, reporting to a chairman and with non- executives for support are always more successful. In fact having the same chairman and chief executive is outlawed for listed companies. So good luck Katherina, the fans will love you if you keep us better informed. Cortese treated us like mushrooms. COYR[/p][/quote]Well said mate. Like I said yesterday, Cortese is a megalomaniac - he only ever wanted to play by his own rules and was objecting to proper corporate governance - he's been found out and looks stupid in my book. KL's statement acknowledges the fans which is something Cortese never did and there is huge praise for MP and his team. If she can keep him on side I'm happy. right back in the bar
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Sadoldgitte says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !!

I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit !
It's strange, isn't it?

A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level.

Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign.

The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
I dont agree that we knew that Nigel Adkins had taken us as far as he could. To know that he should have been given more time. He was turning things around at the point he was sacked. How much further he could have taken us with another transfer window we dont know. How much further can MP take us once all of the teams work out how to counter our high pressing game? At the moment we are a mid table side. I think NA would have made us a mid table side. How is that taking us to the next level?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !! I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit ![/p][/quote]It's strange, isn't it? A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level. Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign. The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.[/p][/quote]I dont agree that we knew that Nigel Adkins had taken us as far as he could. To know that he should have been given more time. He was turning things around at the point he was sacked. How much further he could have taken us with another transfer window we dont know. How much further can MP take us once all of the teams work out how to counter our high pressing game? At the moment we are a mid table side. I think NA would have made us a mid table side. How is that taking us to the next level? Sadoldgitte
  • Score: -6

2:25pm Wed 22 Jan 14

swesaint says...

CharlieGeorgesMissin
gFinger
wrote:
Red n white striped shirts next season and she'll be a leg-end!
Yes leta go back looking like our loser friends of Sunderland, stoke, Sheffield utd etc.
At least we now look classy.
[quote][p][bold]CharlieGeorgesMissin gFinger[/bold] wrote: Red n white striped shirts next season and she'll be a leg-end![/p][/quote]Yes leta go back looking like our loser friends of Sunderland, stoke, Sheffield utd etc. At least we now look classy. swesaint
  • Score: 3

2:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

lowemustgo says...

right back in the bar wrote:
lowemustgo wrote:
What a great message to the fans from Katherina.
The key differences from the 'reign' of NC are the reference to open communication, respect and hard work.
Its a pity that NC was so fixated with being the only Director and no wonder that the real owners of the club have claimed it back.
NC was a great businessman, but he clearly wasn't a team player and didn't communicate at all. He didn't learn from Nigel or MoPo that teams are so much more successful (on the pitch and in the boardroom) than talented individuals on their own.
Businesses that are run by a chief executive, with other board level experts, reporting to a chairman and with non- executives for support are always more successful. In fact having the same chairman and chief executive is outlawed for listed companies.
So good luck Katherina, the fans will love you if you keep us better informed. Cortese treated us like mushrooms.
COYR
Well said mate. Like I said yesterday, Cortese is a megalomaniac - he only ever wanted to play by his own rules and was objecting to proper corporate governance - he's been found out and looks stupid in my book. KL's statement acknowledges the fans which is something Cortese never did and there is huge praise for MP and his team. If she can keep him on side I'm happy.
And already today there is a statement from the club about the injuries to Lovren and Gaston. This would have been 'top secret' under the old regime!
Great to see the club reconnecting with the fans. Marcus would be proud!
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowemustgo[/bold] wrote: What a great message to the fans from Katherina. The key differences from the 'reign' of NC are the reference to open communication, respect and hard work. Its a pity that NC was so fixated with being the only Director and no wonder that the real owners of the club have claimed it back. NC was a great businessman, but he clearly wasn't a team player and didn't communicate at all. He didn't learn from Nigel or MoPo that teams are so much more successful (on the pitch and in the boardroom) than talented individuals on their own. Businesses that are run by a chief executive, with other board level experts, reporting to a chairman and with non- executives for support are always more successful. In fact having the same chairman and chief executive is outlawed for listed companies. So good luck Katherina, the fans will love you if you keep us better informed. Cortese treated us like mushrooms. COYR[/p][/quote]Well said mate. Like I said yesterday, Cortese is a megalomaniac - he only ever wanted to play by his own rules and was objecting to proper corporate governance - he's been found out and looks stupid in my book. KL's statement acknowledges the fans which is something Cortese never did and there is huge praise for MP and his team. If she can keep him on side I'm happy.[/p][/quote]And already today there is a statement from the club about the injuries to Lovren and Gaston. This would have been 'top secret' under the old regime! Great to see the club reconnecting with the fans. Marcus would be proud! lowemustgo
  • Score: 2

3:45pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !!

I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit !
It's strange, isn't it?

A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level.

Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign.

The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
One decision that cost the club is that I have stopped buying programs in protest to the way they/he treated the old guard, and I'm sure others have too, they 'made' you want to buy one and I'm sure we all had our favoutite seller
If that bothers you, there is a facility to download it on line.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !! I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit ![/p][/quote]It's strange, isn't it? A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level. Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign. The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.[/p][/quote]One decision that cost the club is that I have stopped buying programs in protest to the way they/he treated the old guard, and I'm sure others have too, they 'made' you want to buy one and I'm sure we all had our favoutite seller[/p][/quote]If that bothers you, there is a facility to download it on line. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sadoldgitte wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !!

I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit !
It's strange, isn't it?

A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level.

Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign.

The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
I dont agree that we knew that Nigel Adkins had taken us as far as he could. To know that he should have been given more time. He was turning things around at the point he was sacked. How much further he could have taken us with another transfer window we dont know. How much further can MP take us once all of the teams work out how to counter our high pressing game? At the moment we are a mid table side. I think NA would have made us a mid table side. How is that taking us to the next level?
Hypothetical, we will never know.
[quote][p][bold]Sadoldgitte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Well I thought the plan was to simply sell the club .......... Well it looks like that is not on the cards and her Fathers dreams are to be well managed , RESPECT !! I was a massive fan of 'The Don' , but it may be now that we as a club have a place that craves success in the same way but also with a smile on their faces ........ The Sports Scientist for QPR made the comment to me before Christmas that 'Saints' was not a nice place to work ........... I think that's going to change now along with the playing kit ![/p][/quote]It's strange, isn't it? A couple of years ago, many of us wondered how we'd get on if Nigel ever left. (Remember the rumours that Liverpool wanted him when Rogers was appointed?) In the end, we came to see that NA had taken things as far as he could, and MP came in and has taken us to the next level. Maybe that's how it is with the Don. Maybe he had to be the hard nose who got things back into shape even if it meant upsetting people along the way. The club's now in good shape, so perhaps Katharina feels it's time to build on that whilst repairing some of the 'collateral damage' of the past 5 years. Maybe she had asked NC to keep moving things forward but do so whilst repairing past damage but he wasn't prepared to change and, thus, had no alternative but to resign. The important thing now is that Katharina finds a way to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater.[/p][/quote]I dont agree that we knew that Nigel Adkins had taken us as far as he could. To know that he should have been given more time. He was turning things around at the point he was sacked. How much further he could have taken us with another transfer window we dont know. How much further can MP take us once all of the teams work out how to counter our high pressing game? At the moment we are a mid table side. I think NA would have made us a mid table side. How is that taking us to the next level?[/p][/quote]Hypothetical, we will never know. OSPREYSAINT
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4:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

J7junctionseven says...

There's only one Markus Liebherr, There's only one Kathrina Liebherr!!
Made up!!!!
COYR
There's only one Markus Liebherr, There's only one Kathrina Liebherr!! Made up!!!! COYR J7junctionseven
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4:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Crispinmumbles says...

A few apologies may be due methinks. Don't judge people on the basis of that scum of the Earth loosely defined as journalists!
A few apologies may be due methinks. Don't judge people on the basis of that scum of the Earth loosely defined as journalists! Crispinmumbles
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Wed 22 Jan 14

klappdrachen says...

I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment.....
And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish!
I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment..... And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish! klappdrachen
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5:39pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Blackknight says...

Very professional statement full of hope and promise for the future. I think Saints fans could not have hoped for anything more.
Very professional statement full of hope and promise for the future. I think Saints fans could not have hoped for anything more. Blackknight
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9:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

new forest saint says...

Blackknight wrote:
Very professional statement full of hope and promise for the future. I think Saints fans could not have hoped for anything more.
A very professional statement indeed, wouldn't expect otherwise. Fingers crossed its not just calculated 'spin' to quieten the masses. As for some of the vitriol towards NC on here ??????? .... totally bemused !!
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: Very professional statement full of hope and promise for the future. I think Saints fans could not have hoped for anything more.[/p][/quote]A very professional statement indeed, wouldn't expect otherwise. Fingers crossed its not just calculated 'spin' to quieten the masses. As for some of the vitriol towards NC on here ??????? .... totally bemused !! new forest saint
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10:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

SnapperSaint says...

klappdrachen wrote:
I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment.....
And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish!
Sounds like you're a Saints fan after-all...because that's just how we all feel.
[quote][p][bold]klappdrachen[/bold] wrote: I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment..... And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish![/p][/quote]Sounds like you're a Saints fan after-all...because that's just how we all feel. SnapperSaint
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11:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

klappdrachen says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
klappdrachen wrote:
I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment.....
And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish!
Sounds like you're a Saints fan after-all...because that's just how we all feel.
Actually my daughter was born here and is a Saints fan, I've taken her a few times. We were there for the friendly against Ajax when Markus was introduced to the fans.
It may not have been 'my' team but I felt very emotional, you could sense the relief of the fans, and as I had been through similar in the 80s with my beloved Charlton Athletic, I shared the happiness of the Saints faithful.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]klappdrachen[/bold] wrote: I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment..... And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish![/p][/quote]Sounds like you're a Saints fan after-all...because that's just how we all feel.[/p][/quote]Actually my daughter was born here and is a Saints fan, I've taken her a few times. We were there for the friendly against Ajax when Markus was introduced to the fans. It may not have been 'my' team but I felt very emotional, you could sense the relief of the fans, and as I had been through similar in the 80s with my beloved Charlton Athletic, I shared the happiness of the Saints faithful. klappdrachen
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11:24pm Wed 22 Jan 14

klappdrachen says...

Actually my daughter was born here and is a Saints fan, I've taken her a few times. We were there for the friendly against Ajax when Markus was introduced to the fans.
It may not have been 'my' team but I felt very emotional, you could sense the relief of the fans, and as I had been through similar in the 80s with my beloved Charlton Athletic, I shared the happiness of the Saints faithful.
Actually my daughter was born here and is a Saints fan, I've taken her a few times. We were there for the friendly against Ajax when Markus was introduced to the fans. It may not have been 'my' team but I felt very emotional, you could sense the relief of the fans, and as I had been through similar in the 80s with my beloved Charlton Athletic, I shared the happiness of the Saints faithful. klappdrachen
  • Score: 0

11:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

klappdrachen says...

So emotional, in fact, I said it twice!!!!!!!
So emotional, in fact, I said it twice!!!!!!! klappdrachen
  • Score: 0

9:12am Thu 23 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

klappdrachen wrote:
I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment.....
And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish!
Oh Matron!
[quote][p][bold]klappdrachen[/bold] wrote: I've lived in the city for 23 years and have a soft spot for the Saints, but they aren't 'my' team, as I'm from London, so I look at them with what I would call friendly detachment..... And quite frankly they make me want to pull my hair out sometimes! Are the people at the club aware just how close to the big time they are? Enough to stop all this turmoil and speculation?! You have a fine manager and a capable (if small) squad, and a youth programme the envy of many teams.... but you need to strengthen the squad and SOON, a few injuries and the inevitable fall down the table will follow. So all pull together and let this rather wonderful lady know that you need quite a few euros before the end of the month. By all means 'grow your own', but you need action now. Because I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing kids in the city wearing other teams shirts! You've got a diamond, now give it a good polish![/p][/quote]Oh Matron! SiamSaint
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