Poch plots his next move

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Saints are considering signing one new player before the transfer window closes on Friday, according to Mauricio Pochettino.

The club’s manager had previously indicated there would be no arrivals during January, but recent events appear to have changed his stance.

Pochettino, who has funds available to him, would not reveal what area Saints were looking to add in.

However, with Dani Osvaldo’s future deeply uncertain following his alleged headbutt on José Fonte, and Saints assistant boss Jesús Pérez having already claimed there are no plans to replace recently injured duo Dejan Lovren or Gastón Ramírez in the market, a striker would be many people’s bet.

“We are assessing several possibilities,” said Pochettino of where the club are searching. “We are working here in England, as well as abroad, and we will see if we have to make a decision.”

He added: “What we are assessing is the balance of the squad.

“Obviously, we have had people working with this and maybe we will see something in the next few days.”

The Saints boss also confirmed that Katharina Liebherr will make money available if an appropriate signing can be identified and pushed through.

“Yes, obviously, if we are to take a decision, they agree,” he said of the owner and the club’s hierarchy.

While Saints have no intention of selling any players they wish to keep, Osvaldo could well be jettisoned after last week’s training ground incident.

If he does go, Pochettino said the club would be ready to act.

“Of course, we are prepared for everything,” he said about the possibility of bringing in a direct replacement if Osvaldo did leave.

“We have got a great group of scouts working on it, and we are prepared for anything that can happen.”

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8:06am Tue 28 Jan 14

JimmyLondon says...

Hernandez as a replacement for Osvaldo please :)
Hernandez as a replacement for Osvaldo please :) JimmyLondon
  • Score: 31

8:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

legh_langston says...

Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central
defender would be a useful investment for the future.
Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central defender would be a useful investment for the future. legh_langston
  • Score: 14

8:21am Tue 28 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...
Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties... SiamSaint
  • Score: -24

8:21am Tue 28 Jan 14

City Saint says...

I doubt we'll see Jack Sparrow play for Saints again. I hope he gets the help he clearly needs, but we don't have time to work out his problems.
I doubt we'll see Jack Sparrow play for Saints again. I hope he gets the help he clearly needs, but we don't have time to work out his problems. City Saint
  • Score: 8

8:25am Tue 28 Jan 14

City Saint says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...
Nice idea, but if we had both Berbatov and a Sir Rickie on the same pitch at the same time, it would be like watching footie in slow motion, on of them adds class, but the of them together would be the slowest front line outside the pub league.
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...[/p][/quote]Nice idea, but if we had both Berbatov and a Sir Rickie on the same pitch at the same time, it would be like watching footie in slow motion, on of them adds class, but the of them together would be the slowest front line outside the pub league. City Saint
  • Score: 16

8:26am Tue 28 Jan 14

batesieboy says...

Seems like Osvaldo is as good as gone. Otherwise some kind of apology would have been made public by now, and MP would be talking about how important it is to forget the past and re-integration of the player. It's a shame, really, Dani could have been great for us. But ends up a total waste of money. Anyway, I am sure we can beat Arsenal, who might be looking at their rather tricky February fixture list. Let's take them by surprise.
Seems like Osvaldo is as good as gone. Otherwise some kind of apology would have been made public by now, and MP would be talking about how important it is to forget the past and re-integration of the player. It's a shame, really, Dani could have been great for us. But ends up a total waste of money. Anyway, I am sure we can beat Arsenal, who might be looking at their rather tricky February fixture list. Let's take them by surprise. batesieboy
  • Score: 8

8:28am Tue 28 Jan 14

Sainty saint saint says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...
Berbatov in a Saints shirt?! Come on mate!

He really fits the team ethic of hard-working, willing to chase down lost causes, high pressing player doesn't he? Jeez.
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...[/p][/quote]Berbatov in a Saints shirt?! Come on mate! He really fits the team ethic of hard-working, willing to chase down lost causes, high pressing player doesn't he? Jeez. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 41

8:45am Tue 28 Jan 14

saint christopher says...

Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco. saint christopher
  • Score: 17

8:47am Tue 28 Jan 14

TIL 7468 says...

legh_langston wrote:
Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central
defender would be a useful investment for the future.
I'd love that but whilst he was on loan at Bournemouth he was appreciated as much as we appreciate Rupert Lowe.
would anyone think Rio Ferdinand till the end of the season?
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central defender would be a useful investment for the future.[/p][/quote]I'd love that but whilst he was on loan at Bournemouth he was appreciated as much as we appreciate Rupert Lowe. would anyone think Rio Ferdinand till the end of the season? TIL 7468
  • Score: -33

8:57am Tue 28 Jan 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Berbatov is very lazy and would not fit our style of play and there is no way we would go for him...
Berbatov is very lazy and would not fit our style of play and there is no way we would go for him... Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: 35

9:11am Tue 28 Jan 14

JohnItaly says...

saint christopher wrote:
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while Saints need a "natural" goal poacher. Swansea are proving beyond any doubt lots of possession does not win football matches. Whilst only 3 teams have let in less goals than the Saints 7 teams have scored more. Opponents will know of this and astute managers like Wenger will exploit this to their advantage.
[quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.[/p][/quote]Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while Saints need a "natural" goal poacher. Swansea are proving beyond any doubt lots of possession does not win football matches. Whilst only 3 teams have let in less goals than the Saints 7 teams have scored more. Opponents will know of this and astute managers like Wenger will exploit this to their advantage. JohnItaly
  • Score: 11

9:15am Tue 28 Jan 14

miltonarcher says...

We dont have premiership class cover in central defence, its a no brainer. A pacy wide man would also be good. Get onto it Poch.
We dont have premiership class cover in central defence, its a no brainer. A pacy wide man would also be good. Get onto it Poch. miltonarcher
  • Score: 1

9:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

9:27am Tue 28 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...
Wow, eleven thumbs down! That's worse than some of the skates!
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: Hold up, if we sell D(ild)O then there'd be money anyway. I saw that Arsenal are looking at Berbatov for 2 mill! Surely he'd tide us over? Hernandez... hmmm... as long as SRL gets to take the penalties...[/p][/quote]Wow, eleven thumbs down! That's worse than some of the skates! SiamSaint
  • Score: 5

9:32am Tue 28 Jan 14

therealredarmy says...

Bring Danny Ings local boy as well ! he will settle well here !
Bring Danny Ings local boy as well ! he will settle well here ! therealredarmy
  • Score: 35

9:38am Tue 28 Jan 14

alan.of.eastleigh says...

legh_langston wrote:
Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central
defender would be a useful investment for the future.
Think you might be a bit behind the times. Turnbull and Stephens are the prospects for coming through. Not ready quite yet though.. Close, but not that close.
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central defender would be a useful investment for the future.[/p][/quote]Think you might be a bit behind the times. Turnbull and Stephens are the prospects for coming through. Not ready quite yet though.. Close, but not that close. alan.of.eastleigh
  • Score: 5

9:44am Tue 28 Jan 14

Andover Saint says...

should have got defoe!!! perfect signing that would have been.
should have got defoe!!! perfect signing that would have been. Andover Saint
  • Score: -22

9:52am Tue 28 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Have the links to Davide Astori (Cagliari DEF) and Ever Benega (Valencia MID) completely disappeared? I think we deserve a little pick-me-up to put a spring in our step for the second half of the season and cup run to Wembley, how about it Katharina?
Have the links to Davide Astori (Cagliari DEF) and Ever Benega (Valencia MID) completely disappeared? I think we deserve a little pick-me-up to put a spring in our step for the second half of the season and cup run to Wembley, how about it Katharina? Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 12

9:59am Tue 28 Jan 14

St Retford says...

saint christopher wrote:
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world.

(2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)
[quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.[/p][/quote]Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world. (2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.) St Retford
  • Score: 4

10:00am Tue 28 Jan 14

Smith187 says...

Cmon Poch get a bit of danny ings here, young, scores lots of goals in the championship, will blend in the squad really well, SAINTS fan. Yes please!!
Cmon Poch get a bit of danny ings here, young, scores lots of goals in the championship, will blend in the squad really well, SAINTS fan. Yes please!! Smith187
  • Score: 11

10:01am Tue 28 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

i would not mind a punt on Luluka of chelsea, he is out on loan COYR
i would not mind a punt on Luluka of chelsea, he is out on loan COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 7

10:02am Tue 28 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

TIL 7468 wrote:
legh_langston wrote:
Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central
defender would be a useful investment for the future.
I'd love that but whilst he was on loan at Bournemouth he was appreciated as much as we appreciate Rupert Lowe.
would anyone think Rio Ferdinand till the end of the season?
Hahaha yeah... with Berbatov...
[quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central defender would be a useful investment for the future.[/p][/quote]I'd love that but whilst he was on loan at Bournemouth he was appreciated as much as we appreciate Rupert Lowe. would anyone think Rio Ferdinand till the end of the season?[/p][/quote]Hahaha yeah... with Berbatov... SiamSaint
  • Score: 0

10:08am Tue 28 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

I would rather see young Sam get match time than bring in somebody like Berbatov.
We are safe this season and have a great chance to blood some youngsters.

Team line up...

Boruc
Chambers
Fonte
Martin
Shaw
Cork
JWP
Lallana
Schneiderlin
J-Rod
Gallagher

3 subs come on at 5-0 up
Kelv Davis for Boruc
Steve Davis for Schneiderlin
Lambert for Fonte......

All British team to finish!
I would rather see young Sam get match time than bring in somebody like Berbatov. We are safe this season and have a great chance to blood some youngsters. Team line up... Boruc Chambers Fonte Martin Shaw Cork JWP Lallana Schneiderlin J-Rod Gallagher 3 subs come on at 5-0 up Kelv Davis for Boruc Steve Davis for Schneiderlin Lambert for Fonte...... All British team to finish! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 12

10:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

therealredarmy says...

@St Retford

You said 2-0 to Saint but or squad is not good enough to contain Arsenal at the moment ! If Wanyama was available tonight then maybe but with Hooiveld and Fonte it's just doesn't work ! That partnership just doesn't work !. Hoovield he's too dodgy ! Of course I support the Saint so hopefully a draw tonight
@St Retford You said 2-0 to Saint but or squad is not good enough to contain Arsenal at the moment ! If Wanyama was available tonight then maybe but with Hooiveld and Fonte it's just doesn't work ! That partnership just doesn't work !. Hoovield he's too dodgy ! Of course I support the Saint so hopefully a draw tonight therealredarmy
  • Score: 0

10:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

Gosport Red and White says...

The overriding criteria is that whoever we sign must not have a ponytail.
The overriding criteria is that whoever we sign must not have a ponytail. Gosport Red and White
  • Score: 17

10:22am Tue 28 Jan 14

StevieSteve says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not! StevieSteve
  • Score: -1

10:25am Tue 28 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Firstly if we are to keep Dani then he has to be told if he plays up again we will put him in the reserves and he can kiss his world cup goodby, if we are going to sell, then it is not done at 23.55 on Friday as this gives us no chance to cover his "loss"
Firstly if we are to keep Dani then he has to be told if he plays up again we will put him in the reserves and he can kiss his world cup goodby, if we are going to sell, then it is not done at 23.55 on Friday as this gives us no chance to cover his "loss" Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 2

10:30am Tue 28 Jan 14

Barcelona Saint says...

It was all a plot by Osvaldo to be able to leave the club.
It was all a plot by Osvaldo to be able to leave the club. Barcelona Saint
  • Score: 15

10:34am Tue 28 Jan 14

Lat Te Mis says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
I would rather see young Sam get match time than bring in somebody like Berbatov. We are safe this season and have a great chance to blood some youngsters. Team line up... Boruc Chambers Fonte Martin Shaw Cork JWP Lallana Schneiderlin J-Rod Gallagher 3 subs come on at 5-0 up Kelv Davis for Boruc Steve Davis for Schneiderlin Lambert for Fonte...... All British team to finish!
I agree with you NS on Gallager starting.
He'll be well up for it, brimming with confidence after scoring on his debut against Yeovil and will be running around fuelled with adrenalin and determination.
COYRAWA
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I would rather see young Sam get match time than bring in somebody like Berbatov. We are safe this season and have a great chance to blood some youngsters. Team line up... Boruc Chambers Fonte Martin Shaw Cork JWP Lallana Schneiderlin J-Rod Gallagher 3 subs come on at 5-0 up Kelv Davis for Boruc Steve Davis for Schneiderlin Lambert for Fonte...... All British team to finish![/p][/quote]I agree with you NS on Gallager starting. He'll be well up for it, brimming with confidence after scoring on his debut against Yeovil and will be running around fuelled with adrenalin and determination. COYRAWA Lat Te Mis
  • Score: 9

10:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

St Retford wrote:
saint christopher wrote:
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world.

(2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)
Bournemouth are about to sign Adam Smith, Ret. (No, really, check Sky Sports.) Does that support or oppose your arguement here?

I think it suggests that the trickle down effect will help the middle classes (Bournemouth) but rarely play a major part in providing the necessary access to resources which would prevent the really miserable, down-trodden, impoverished, slum-dwelling skunts from dropping into the Conference. Thus, I'm going with 2-1 to Saints and 4-1 to Wycombe.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.[/p][/quote]Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world. (2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)[/p][/quote]Bournemouth are about to sign Adam Smith, Ret. (No, really, check Sky Sports.) Does that support or oppose your arguement here? I think it suggests that the trickle down effect will help the middle classes (Bournemouth) but rarely play a major part in providing the necessary access to resources which would prevent the really miserable, down-trodden, impoverished, slum-dwelling skunts from dropping into the Conference. Thus, I'm going with 2-1 to Saints and 4-1 to Wycombe. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

10:41am Tue 28 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

therealredarmy wrote:
@St Retford

You said 2-0 to Saint but or squad is not good enough to contain Arsenal at the moment ! If Wanyama was available tonight then maybe but with Hooiveld and Fonte it's just doesn't work ! That partnership just doesn't work !. Hoovield he's too dodgy ! Of course I support the Saint so hopefully a draw tonight
hoover and fonte worked quite well up at the emirates, up until AB had his mare, and then cluttenburk decided to award a pen for a little bit of shirt pulling whilst totally ignoring the other shirt pulling right in front of it.
that partnership works better than fonte and Yoshi, fonte just cant play on the left of centre so needs a left footer or someone comfortable playing left side there with him.
Big Vic is supposed to be fit again and may be available for tonight, last I heard anyway.
[quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: @St Retford You said 2-0 to Saint but or squad is not good enough to contain Arsenal at the moment ! If Wanyama was available tonight then maybe but with Hooiveld and Fonte it's just doesn't work ! That partnership just doesn't work !. Hoovield he's too dodgy ! Of course I support the Saint so hopefully a draw tonight[/p][/quote]hoover and fonte worked quite well up at the emirates, up until AB had his mare, and then cluttenburk decided to award a pen for a little bit of shirt pulling whilst totally ignoring the other shirt pulling right in front of it. that partnership works better than fonte and Yoshi, fonte just cant play on the left of centre so needs a left footer or someone comfortable playing left side there with him. Big Vic is supposed to be fit again and may be available for tonight, last I heard anyway. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

10:42am Tue 28 Jan 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Smith187 wrote:
Cmon Poch get a bit of danny ings here, young, scores lots of goals in the championship, will blend in the squad really well, SAINTS fan. Yes please!!
Could someone explain to me why our fans get outraged when we hear that Man U/Chelsea/etc intimate that they would like to buy Luke Shaw, but we find it perfectly ok to sit here telling the manager to go and buy Ings / Ince or whoever else we fancy?

Personally, I would like to see a system where nobody is allowed to buy anyone; all clubs had to generate their own team through their academies. Of course there's no way that could work on any sort of practical level, but it would reward teams who try to build something over teams that just want to buy something.

Oh, and I'm with St Redford on the revolution - come the glorious day, brother !

The people's flag is red & white
we laugh at all the Pompey ****
It's witnessed many a shot and goal
And now let's beat the Arsenal ...
[quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Cmon Poch get a bit of danny ings here, young, scores lots of goals in the championship, will blend in the squad really well, SAINTS fan. Yes please!![/p][/quote]Could someone explain to me why our fans get outraged when we hear that Man U/Chelsea/etc intimate that they would like to buy Luke Shaw, but we find it perfectly ok to sit here telling the manager to go and buy Ings / Ince or whoever else we fancy? Personally, I would like to see a system where nobody is allowed to buy anyone; all clubs had to generate their own team through their academies. Of course there's no way that could work on any sort of practical level, but it would reward teams who try to build something over teams that just want to buy something. Oh, and I'm with St Redford on the revolution - come the glorious day, brother ! The people's flag is red & white we laugh at all the Pompey **** It's witnessed many a shot and goal And now let's beat the Arsenal ... Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 12

10:43am Tue 28 Jan 14

Confucious says...

St Retford wrote:
saint christopher wrote:
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world.

(2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)
A more equal playing field is fine if it brings those richer than us down to our level, but not if it means we have to be made equal with all those below us.

Socialist principles are laudible ie that everyone should be brought down to an equal level of mediocrity; all shortages shared evenly; suffering raised to a higher level; M&S nationalised and 'raised' to the standard of the Co-op - and of course outrageously 'lucky' tall thin blokes with hair made to walk on their knees and be force-fed and have their heads shaved.

However this would mean the likes of us having to support the likes of Poopey. I'm all for helping the unfortunate, but I do not think we should put our nose smack into virtue's @rse.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.[/p][/quote]Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world. (2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)[/p][/quote]A more equal playing field is fine if it brings those richer than us down to our level, but not if it means we have to be made equal with all those below us. Socialist principles are laudible ie that everyone should be brought down to an equal level of mediocrity; all shortages shared evenly; suffering raised to a higher level; M&S nationalised and 'raised' to the standard of the Co-op - and of course outrageously 'lucky' tall thin blokes with hair made to walk on their knees and be force-fed and have their heads shaved. However this would mean the likes of us having to support the likes of Poopey. I'm all for helping the unfortunate, but I do not think we should put our nose smack into virtue's @rse. Confucious
  • Score: 9

10:44am Tue 28 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

StevieSteve wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not!
What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.
[quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not![/p][/quote]What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

10:47am Tue 28 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
StevieSteve wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not!
What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.
Sorry, I accidently cut out my last sentence before I clicked 'post comment'.

I meant to add a comment about coffee and cocaine, then add a smiley ...... here it is ........ :)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not![/p][/quote]What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I accidently cut out my last sentence before I clicked 'post comment'. I meant to add a comment about coffee and cocaine, then add a smiley ...... here it is ........ :) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

10:50am Tue 28 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
If Mata’s move to Manure has been termed a marriage of convenience, I wonder what would be made of Muriel’s wedding to Southampton?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]If Mata’s move to Manure has been termed a marriage of convenience, I wonder what would be made of Muriel’s wedding to Southampton? Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 3

10:52am Tue 28 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
StevieSteve wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not!
What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.
It heralds the end of head butting but the start of shooting...
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not![/p][/quote]What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.[/p][/quote]It heralds the end of head butting but the start of shooting... Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

11:36am Tue 28 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Aaron Martin has been released to find another club.
Aaron Martin has been released to find another club. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

11:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

St Retford says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saint christopher wrote:
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world.

(2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)
Bournemouth are about to sign Adam Smith, Ret. (No, really, check Sky Sports.) Does that support or oppose your arguement here?

I think it suggests that the trickle down effect will help the middle classes (Bournemouth) but rarely play a major part in providing the necessary access to resources which would prevent the really miserable, down-trodden, impoverished, slum-dwelling skunts from dropping into the Conference. Thus, I'm going with 2-1 to Saints and 4-1 to Wycombe.
Adam Smith is actually quite misunderstood; probably deliberately so by neo-con freemarket proponents who want historical legitimacy for their views. Smith actually favoured a progressive income tax system, a minimum wage, public education and supported a whole raft of measures by which the government should and could intervene in the market, such as subsidies for domestic industries and tariffs on imports. He’s basically got a bit of a bad rep because rich sods who don’t really know what they’re talking about have all claimed to operate under his banner. He’s exactly like Arsenal in that respect, really.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.[/p][/quote]Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world. (2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)[/p][/quote]Bournemouth are about to sign Adam Smith, Ret. (No, really, check Sky Sports.) Does that support or oppose your arguement here? I think it suggests that the trickle down effect will help the middle classes (Bournemouth) but rarely play a major part in providing the necessary access to resources which would prevent the really miserable, down-trodden, impoverished, slum-dwelling skunts from dropping into the Conference. Thus, I'm going with 2-1 to Saints and 4-1 to Wycombe.[/p][/quote]Adam Smith is actually quite misunderstood; probably deliberately so by neo-con freemarket proponents who want historical legitimacy for their views. Smith actually favoured a progressive income tax system, a minimum wage, public education and supported a whole raft of measures by which the government should and could intervene in the market, such as subsidies for domestic industries and tariffs on imports. He’s basically got a bit of a bad rep because rich sods who don’t really know what they’re talking about have all claimed to operate under his banner. He’s exactly like Arsenal in that respect, really. St Retford
  • Score: 2

11:47am Tue 28 Jan 14

Chriops says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
StevieSteve wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not!
What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.
It heralds the end of head butting but the start of shooting...
Luis Muriel has huge potential and great pace.

I for one would be very excited by his signing, but it would be remarkable for us to sign him (similar coup to Lovren or Gaston). My one concern is that he will have to adapt to the English game, and our fans have shown they aren't exactly patient with our foreign signings.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not![/p][/quote]What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.[/p][/quote]It heralds the end of head butting but the start of shooting...[/p][/quote]Luis Muriel has huge potential and great pace. I for one would be very excited by his signing, but it would be remarkable for us to sign him (similar coup to Lovren or Gaston). My one concern is that he will have to adapt to the English game, and our fans have shown they aren't exactly patient with our foreign signings. Chriops
  • Score: 6

11:56am Tue 28 Jan 14

therealredarmy says...

@Chriops

Agree but some fans really believe that Saint can buy a proven world class player and the guy will be an instant hit !. We are not in this position at the moment some fans need to give the club 2 years before we can place bids on word class players. Until then we have to stick with players like Osvaldo or Ramirez good players but no world class !
@Chriops Agree but some fans really believe that Saint can buy a proven world class player and the guy will be an instant hit !. We are not in this position at the moment some fans need to give the club 2 years before we can place bids on word class players. Until then we have to stick with players like Osvaldo or Ramirez good players but no world class ! therealredarmy
  • Score: -1

12:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Jon Forte says...

Time to bring Jaidi out of retirement i think!
Time to bring Jaidi out of retirement i think! Jon Forte
  • Score: 4

12:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Chriops says...

therealredarmy wrote:
@Chriops

Agree but some fans really believe that Saint can buy a proven world class player and the guy will be an instant hit !. We are not in this position at the moment some fans need to give the club 2 years before we can place bids on word class players. Until then we have to stick with players like Osvaldo or Ramirez good players but no world class !
I suppose if we keep buying great prospects sooner or later we'll end up with a few top quality players, but they won't all come off, and as you say, we aren't in the position to go out and buy the finished article.

On a personal note, I was so gutted that Gaston got injured, just as he started to show signs that he was coming good. I also thought Jesus Perez highlighted how well Gaston has come on, with him saying he's a very important player for Saints, and that he's been working very hard in training - signs that he's bought into the Southampton way. Lets hope that he finally comes good.
[quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: @Chriops Agree but some fans really believe that Saint can buy a proven world class player and the guy will be an instant hit !. We are not in this position at the moment some fans need to give the club 2 years before we can place bids on word class players. Until then we have to stick with players like Osvaldo or Ramirez good players but no world class ![/p][/quote]I suppose if we keep buying great prospects sooner or later we'll end up with a few top quality players, but they won't all come off, and as you say, we aren't in the position to go out and buy the finished article. On a personal note, I was so gutted that Gaston got injured, just as he started to show signs that he was coming good. I also thought Jesus Perez highlighted how well Gaston has come on, with him saying he's a very important player for Saints, and that he's been working very hard in training - signs that he's bought into the Southampton way. Lets hope that he finally comes good. Chriops
  • Score: 10

12:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
StevieSteve wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match?

I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping!
He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not!
What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.
Sorry, I accidently cut out my last sentence before I clicked 'post comment'.

I meant to add a comment about coffee and cocaine, then add a smiley ...... here it is ........ :)
STRAS, how strong is the French league at the moment? PSG seem to be able to buy whoever they want, I know they are throwing money around like its going out of fashion, but is there much competition for them? is it set to become a 1 team league like Scotland or are Monaco decent rivals to them?
I only ask because it looks as if players are going there just for champions league footy and a nice pay day. are PSG a one off or is there lots of cash floating around the French clubs? I only ask because we know its getting harder and harder to get players at a decent price without another league competing.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StevieSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Who was it on here suggested that Udinese's Urugauy international, Luis Muriel would be at tonight's match? I don't know much about him but he's young, quick, highly rated and scores a lot. Alas, he's also on a number of top teams' radars and signed a 5-year contract not so long ago. Here's hoping![/p][/quote]He's Columbion and he's only scored 3 goals in 13 Serie A games!! I hope not![/p][/quote]What's Columbian got to do with it? Anyway, I know very little about him, but he's 22 and is already an international, and there are a lot of top clubs looking at him.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I accidently cut out my last sentence before I clicked 'post comment'. I meant to add a comment about coffee and cocaine, then add a smiley ...... here it is ........ :)[/p][/quote]STRAS, how strong is the French league at the moment? PSG seem to be able to buy whoever they want, I know they are throwing money around like its going out of fashion, but is there much competition for them? is it set to become a 1 team league like Scotland or are Monaco decent rivals to them? I only ask because it looks as if players are going there just for champions league footy and a nice pay day. are PSG a one off or is there lots of cash floating around the French clubs? I only ask because we know its getting harder and harder to get players at a decent price without another league competing. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

12:30pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

Luis Muriel, looks more a replacement for Gaston, than Osvaldo.

I have become wary of how good a player can be made to look, on You Tube, but he looks like he has good ability to run at defenders and beat them, something we don't have enough of, at the moment.

Him and Lallana, combining behind Lambert, would be very interesting.
Luis Muriel, looks more a replacement for Gaston, than Osvaldo. I have become wary of how good a player can be made to look, on You Tube, but he looks like he has good ability to run at defenders and beat them, something we don't have enough of, at the moment. Him and Lallana, combining behind Lambert, would be very interesting. Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

I don't know what's going on.
What's happening?
I don't know what's going on. What's happening? Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Saintsayer II says...

I know its off thread but does anyone on here collect Saints memorobilia ? Turning out a load of papers and found 4 old autographs from about 67/69 My wife got them when she worked at Dolcis in town They are Terry Paine John Sydenham John McGrath and one I can't make out but possibly Frank Saul
Anyone interested pnone me on 07773624325 No charge by the way I would just klike them to go to a good home
I know its off thread but does anyone on here collect Saints memorobilia ? Turning out a load of papers and found 4 old autographs from about 67/69 My wife got them when she worked at Dolcis in town They are Terry Paine John Sydenham John McGrath and one I can't make out but possibly Frank Saul Anyone interested pnone me on 07773624325 No charge by the way I would just klike them to go to a good home Saintsayer II
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I don't know what's going on.
What's happening?
I,m predicting a cat-astrophy for ARSE- an- all.
Hows the MOGGY?
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's going on. What's happening?[/p][/quote]I,m predicting a cat-astrophy for ARSE- an- all. Hows the MOGGY? SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 3

1:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

notaclue says...

SiamSaint wrote:
TIL 7468 wrote:
legh_langston wrote:
Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central
defender would be a useful investment for the future.
I'd love that but whilst he was on loan at Bournemouth he was appreciated as much as we appreciate Rupert Lowe.
would anyone think Rio Ferdinand till the end of the season?
Hahaha yeah... with Berbatov...
Aaron Martin has been released, so you can forget that dream line up of him and Bebatov!!
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TIL 7468[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Unless Aaron Martin is seen as a first team prospect, a young central defender would be a useful investment for the future.[/p][/quote]I'd love that but whilst he was on loan at Bournemouth he was appreciated as much as we appreciate Rupert Lowe. would anyone think Rio Ferdinand till the end of the season?[/p][/quote]Hahaha yeah... with Berbatov...[/p][/quote]Aaron Martin has been released, so you can forget that dream line up of him and Bebatov!! notaclue
  • Score: 3

1:32pm Tue 28 Jan 14

terrence77 says...

@el caballo santos101

As a French Man I can tell you that the French league is average but still better than the Serie A. The reason is because high tax ! So the best players or young prospect goes to La Liga, Bundesliga, Premiership and so on ...
At the moment PSG are top but even Falcao is struggling to adapt of the pace of the Ligue . Monaco are second so it's between two team this year !. Yes France have 5 academy who are in the top 10 in the world but still the ligue is weak !. PSG would bury Man United with ease if they meet in Champions League for example this is how good PSG is . Young Prospect to watch Griezman, Zouma, Rabiot, Thauvin, Mangala, Lacazette, Grenier those kids are watch by the top sides in Europe
@el caballo santos101 As a French Man I can tell you that the French league is average but still better than the Serie A. The reason is because high tax ! So the best players or young prospect goes to La Liga, Bundesliga, Premiership and so on ... At the moment PSG are top but even Falcao is struggling to adapt of the pace of the Ligue . Monaco are second so it's between two team this year !. Yes France have 5 academy who are in the top 10 in the world but still the ligue is weak !. PSG would bury Man United with ease if they meet in Champions League for example this is how good PSG is . Young Prospect to watch Griezman, Zouma, Rabiot, Thauvin, Mangala, Lacazette, Grenier those kids are watch by the top sides in Europe terrence77
  • Score: 3

1:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

saint robbie says...

Gallagher could be the striking option,
I was really impressed with him on saturday, his running off the ball looked fantastic and if only we had threaded more balls through for him to run on to we would have won by a bigger margin.
His movement across the back four needs to be picked up on by our midfielders.
This guy reminds me of Walcott in his early days at saints, just bigger with hopefully a better conversion rate.
Hope he gets the nod tonight.
Gallagher could be the striking option, I was really impressed with him on saturday, his running off the ball looked fantastic and if only we had threaded more balls through for him to run on to we would have won by a bigger margin. His movement across the back four needs to be picked up on by our midfielders. This guy reminds me of Walcott in his early days at saints, just bigger with hopefully a better conversion rate. Hope he gets the nod tonight. saint robbie
  • Score: 5

1:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

The original Tweet said that Luis Muriel had flown into to Southampton yesterday evening, but failed to say why he was here, could he be a guest of Arsenal, and meeting up with them tonight, they have been chasing him for a lot longer than we have?
The original Tweet said that Luis Muriel had flown into to Southampton yesterday evening, but failed to say why he was here, could he be a guest of Arsenal, and meeting up with them tonight, they have been chasing him for a lot longer than we have? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

saint robbie says...

Looking at the future i think a GK, CB, LB AND Striker if Osvaldo goes need to be the main points to strengthen.
Boruc
Clyne, Chambers
Shaw
Fonte, Lovren
Schniderlin, Davis
Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Cork
Lallana, Rodriguez, Ramirez
Lambert, Gallagher

The majority of the rest just arent up to it ( excluding any youngster who we havent properly seen yet)
Looking at the future i think a GK, CB, LB AND Striker if Osvaldo goes need to be the main points to strengthen. Boruc Clyne, Chambers Shaw Fonte, Lovren Schniderlin, Davis Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Cork Lallana, Rodriguez, Ramirez Lambert, Gallagher The majority of the rest just arent up to it ( excluding any youngster who we havent properly seen yet) saint robbie
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Confucious says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I don't know what's going on.
What's happening?
Mrs Wilson says MoPo has told the players that tonight they must fill what's empty, empty what's full and scratch what itches. Should be an interesting match.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's going on. What's happening?[/p][/quote]Mrs Wilson says MoPo has told the players that tonight they must fill what's empty, empty what's full and scratch what itches. Should be an interesting match. Confucious
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J7junctionseven says...

We've got 2 spare tickets for Fulham away on Saturday if anyone's interested.
Win tonight and on Saturday and we'll be going into the Stoke game to possibly hit the 40 point mark already.
That would be very nice indeed, thank you!
COYR FOADP DOBWAR
We've got 2 spare tickets for Fulham away on Saturday if anyone's interested. Win tonight and on Saturday and we'll be going into the Stoke game to possibly hit the 40 point mark already. That would be very nice indeed, thank you! COYR FOADP DOBWAR J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Lawro's gone for 1-1
Lawro's gone for 1-1 Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

2:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Blackknight says...

1 signing from three positions: Striker, Central Defender, or a Pacey Wide Player would be a useful addition to the squad.
1 signing from three positions: Striker, Central Defender, or a Pacey Wide Player would be a useful addition to the squad. Blackknight
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I don't know what's going on.
What's happening?
There's a tornado headed your way. Duck and cover.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's going on. What's happening?[/p][/quote]There's a tornado headed your way. Duck and cover. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SaintJD says...

So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list SaintJD
  • Score: -1

3:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SaintJD says...

By the way, would anyone here take £20 million plus Demba Ba for Luke Shaw? Or £15 million plus Hernandez?
By the way, would anyone here take £20 million plus Demba Ba for Luke Shaw? Or £15 million plus Hernandez? SaintJD
  • Score: -4

3:26pm Tue 28 Jan 14

mbetts says...

SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Mark Hughes
Perry Groves
Paul Moody
Alan McLaughlin

to name but a few

any more?
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Mark Hughes Perry Groves Paul Moody Alan McLaughlin to name but a few any more? mbetts
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Confucious says...

SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry.

Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry. Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres. Confucious
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Tue 28 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

Attack, attack, attack attack attack..,
during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****,
we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious…
Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..
Attack, attack, attack attack attack.., during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****, we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious… Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do.. warrens 76
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Confucious wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry.

Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.
Stuart Ripley
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry. Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.[/p][/quote]Stuart Ripley Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

4:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

mbetts wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Mark Hughes
Perry Groves
Paul Moody
Alan McLaughlin

to name but a few

any more?
Jonathon Forte
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Mark Hughes Perry Groves Paul Moody Alan McLaughlin to name but a few any more?[/p][/quote]Jonathon Forte Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

4:09pm Tue 28 Jan 14

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Confucious wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry.

Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.
Stuart Ripley
Fox.
Guly.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry. Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.[/p][/quote]Stuart Ripley[/p][/quote]Fox. Guly. mack chinnon
  • Score: -7

4:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Andover Saint says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
We've got 2 spare tickets for Fulham away on Saturday if anyone's interested. Win tonight and on Saturday and we'll be going into the Stoke game to possibly hit the 40 point mark already. That would be very nice indeed, thank you! COYR FOADP DOBWAR
u still got tickets?
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: We've got 2 spare tickets for Fulham away on Saturday if anyone's interested. Win tonight and on Saturday and we'll be going into the Stoke game to possibly hit the 40 point mark already. That would be very nice indeed, thank you! COYR FOADP DOBWAR[/p][/quote]u still got tickets? Andover Saint
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Didn't we sign somebody to keep Delgado happy. The torpedo I think he was called. Never played a game.
Didn't we sign somebody to keep Delgado happy. The torpedo I think he was called. Never played a game. Clever Dick
  • Score: -1

4:51pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DorsetSaint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Confucious wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry.

Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.
Stuart Ripley
Fox.
Guly.
Nope worse has to be

Lee Todd, even the ball was bigger than him! Another player seen off by Benali
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry. Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.[/p][/quote]Stuart Ripley[/p][/quote]Fox. Guly.[/p][/quote]Nope worse has to be Lee Todd, even the ball was bigger than him! Another player seen off by Benali DorsetSaint
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
I am sure people could help you with the spelling too, but I can't be asked.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]I am sure people could help you with the spelling too, but I can't be asked. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

willygetaway wrote:
i would not mind a punt on Luluka of chelsea, he is out on loan COYR
Rubbish, don't know what you are talking about…phone me!
[quote][p][bold]willygetaway[/bold] wrote: i would not mind a punt on Luluka of chelsea, he is out on loan COYR[/p][/quote]Rubbish, don't know what you are talking about…phone me! warrens 76
  • Score: 0

5:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I don't know what's going on.
What's happening?
I,m predicting a cat-astrophy for ARSE- an- all.
Hows the MOGGY?
The cat is asleep. But he knows what's happening..which is more than I do.

I think we could win tonight. It's faith pure and simple, blind faith.
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's going on. What's happening?[/p][/quote]I,m predicting a cat-astrophy for ARSE- an- all. Hows the MOGGY?[/p][/quote]The cat is asleep. But he knows what's happening..which is more than I do. I think we could win tonight. It's faith pure and simple, blind faith. Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saint christopher wrote:
Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong.

Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO.

Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.
Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world.

(2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)
A more equal playing field is fine if it brings those richer than us down to our level, but not if it means we have to be made equal with all those below us.

Socialist principles are laudible ie that everyone should be brought down to an equal level of mediocrity; all shortages shared evenly; suffering raised to a higher level; M&S nationalised and 'raised' to the standard of the Co-op - and of course outrageously 'lucky' tall thin blokes with hair made to walk on their knees and be force-fed and have their heads shaved.

However this would mean the likes of us having to support the likes of Poopey. I'm all for helping the unfortunate, but I do not think we should put our nose smack into virtue's @rse.
Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, Socialsim the equal sharing of misery…
I have been to most of the old soviet union and anyone who thinks those soviet blocks and lowest common denominator 'equality' is the way to go should be sent there.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Tonights game is tailor-made for yet another "Saints matched their illustrious opponents in almost every area of the pitch but a classy strike by (name 1 from about 6 players) meant all their possession ultimately counted for nothing" match report. Hope I'll be proved wrong. Just a good, all round forward capable of putting away a half-decent chance will give us far more points than a bit more defensive cover IMO. Am really fed up though with all the leaking of stories to the press about Shaw. Given that Saints have allegedly received no firm offers from ManU and Chelski this is tapping up in all but name, designed to unsettle a player who his club have made palin is going nowhere (at least not now). It's about time the big boys were cut down to size and shown that just because they have the financial clout it doesn't give them the right to treat every other team as the football equivalent of Tesco.[/p][/quote]Am with you on this one St Christopher. Have said for a while that unregulated capitalism leads inevitably to “monopolisation” of the market in which a handful of larger companies will use their buying power to bully, undercut and price out smaller competition from the market. What’s needed is a huge, international awakening of class consciousness in which the 99% of the population realise their interests are diametrically opposed to the corporate masters who control the wealth and the politicians in the supposed “free” world. (2-0 to Saints tonight. Lalz and J-Rod.)[/p][/quote]A more equal playing field is fine if it brings those richer than us down to our level, but not if it means we have to be made equal with all those below us. Socialist principles are laudible ie that everyone should be brought down to an equal level of mediocrity; all shortages shared evenly; suffering raised to a higher level; M&S nationalised and 'raised' to the standard of the Co-op - and of course outrageously 'lucky' tall thin blokes with hair made to walk on their knees and be force-fed and have their heads shaved. However this would mean the likes of us having to support the likes of Poopey. I'm all for helping the unfortunate, but I do not think we should put our nose smack into virtue's @rse.[/p][/quote]Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, Socialsim the equal sharing of misery… I have been to most of the old soviet union and anyone who thinks those soviet blocks and lowest common denominator 'equality' is the way to go should be sent there. warrens 76
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

SaintJD wrote:
By the way, would anyone here take £20 million plus Demba Ba for Luke Shaw? Or £15 million plus Hernandez?
No
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: By the way, would anyone here take £20 million plus Demba Ba for Luke Shaw? Or £15 million plus Hernandez?[/p][/quote]No Alicesdad
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Attack, attack, attack attack attack..,
during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****,
we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious…
Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..
My cat agrees.

His attack to success ratio is phenomenal, sees a rat, kills a rat, sees a mouse kills a mouse, (only large birds have ever managed to get away), and then to top it all off ... sees a fleece blanket, straight on it and out like a light.
Now THAT is some strike rate.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Attack, attack, attack attack attack.., during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****, we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious… Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..[/p][/quote]My cat agrees. His attack to success ratio is phenomenal, sees a rat, kills a rat, sees a mouse kills a mouse, (only large birds have ever managed to get away), and then to top it all off ... sees a fleece blanket, straight on it and out like a light. Now THAT is some strike rate. Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

5:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Attack, attack, attack attack attack..,
during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****,
we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious…
Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..
brother wills is at the match bro COYR
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Attack, attack, attack attack attack.., during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****, we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious… Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..[/p][/quote]brother wills is at the match bro COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Attack, attack, attack attack attack..,
during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****,
we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious…
Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..
brother wills is at the match bro COYR
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Attack, attack, attack attack attack.., during this season even during the bad spell we still had more of the game and more chances in two out of three games…our conversion rate is ****, we could easily have 10 more points on the board now if our conversion rate was just average..however it's bl00dy atrocious… Defenders stop losses but do not win games, goals do..[/p][/quote]brother wills is at the match bro COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Tue 28 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

warrens 76 wrote:
willygetaway wrote:
i would not mind a punt on Luluka of chelsea, he is out on loan COYR
Rubbish, don't know what you are talking about…phone me!
wellllllll you say that
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]willygetaway[/bold] wrote: i would not mind a punt on Luluka of chelsea, he is out on loan COYR[/p][/quote]Rubbish, don't know what you are talking about…phone me![/p][/quote]wellllllll you say that willygetaway
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

up saints says...

JimmyLondon wrote:
Hernandez as a replacement for Osvaldo please :)
if sam gets a hat trick tonight we may not get anyone
[quote][p][bold]JimmyLondon[/bold] wrote: Hernandez as a replacement for Osvaldo please :)[/p][/quote]if sam gets a hat trick tonight we may not get anyone up saints
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

DorsetSaint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Confucious wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry.

Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.
Stuart Ripley
Fox.
Guly.
Nope worse has to be

Lee Todd, even the ball was bigger than him! Another player seen off by Benali
He wasn't very tall, was he. But I'd go for Lee Molyneux and, most of all, Anthony Pulis. But then again, did any of us ever actually see Pulis kick a ball in anger? Perhaps he was a footballing Van Gough - a misunderstood genius whose time will arrive long after he's passed on.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Stan Althorpe. Signed for the 1918/19 season for club record £14 7s 6d. Was top scorer for Sheff Weds in 1913/14 season prior to the First World War break and his distinguished service in Durham Light Infantry. Turned out he'd had a leg off after 3rd Ypres.[/p][/quote]Stuart Ripley[/p][/quote]Fox. Guly.[/p][/quote]Nope worse has to be Lee Todd, even the ball was bigger than him! Another player seen off by Benali[/p][/quote]He wasn't very tall, was he. But I'd go for Lee Molyneux and, most of all, Anthony Pulis. But then again, did any of us ever actually see Pulis kick a ball in anger? Perhaps he was a footballing Van Gough - a misunderstood genius whose time will arrive long after he's passed on. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

1:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

andoru says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Smith187 wrote:
Cmon Poch get a bit of danny ings here, young, scores lots of goals in the championship, will blend in the squad really well, SAINTS fan. Yes please!!
Could someone explain to me why our fans get outraged when we hear that Man U/Chelsea/etc intimate that they would like to buy Luke Shaw, but we find it perfectly ok to sit here telling the manager to go and buy Ings / Ince or whoever else we fancy?

Personally, I would like to see a system where nobody is allowed to buy anyone; all clubs had to generate their own team through their academies. Of course there's no way that could work on any sort of practical level, but it would reward teams who try to build something over teams that just want to buy something.

Oh, and I'm with St Redford on the revolution - come the glorious day, brother !

The people's flag is red & white
we laugh at all the Pompey ****
It's witnessed many a shot and goal
And now let's beat the Arsenal ...
I favour dropping the January transfer window. All business has to be done in the summer, and signed off at least two weeks before the start of the season, so that the squad you register is your squad for the whole year. If needed, the FA can increase the maximum first-team squad size to enable more cover per position. This will make teams think more long term, which in turn should encourage greater use of in-house resources (they'd have to promote more from within if they can't go and buy a quick-fix solution to whatever problem they are having come January) and would also stop teams nicking players off of each other mid-season. It bothers me that a club, like Man Utd with Mata, can go and buy a player from a rival. If the January transfer window is not dropped, at the very least it should be forbidden to buy players from a club in your division. Theoretically, a club could go out right now and buy all the best players from one team end up at another. "Arsenal" could reach the Champions League with a team of players who started the year at Southampton (just for example). In such a scenario, could it really be said that "Arsenal" had made the CL?
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smith187[/bold] wrote: Cmon Poch get a bit of danny ings here, young, scores lots of goals in the championship, will blend in the squad really well, SAINTS fan. Yes please!![/p][/quote]Could someone explain to me why our fans get outraged when we hear that Man U/Chelsea/etc intimate that they would like to buy Luke Shaw, but we find it perfectly ok to sit here telling the manager to go and buy Ings / Ince or whoever else we fancy? Personally, I would like to see a system where nobody is allowed to buy anyone; all clubs had to generate their own team through their academies. Of course there's no way that could work on any sort of practical level, but it would reward teams who try to build something over teams that just want to buy something. Oh, and I'm with St Redford on the revolution - come the glorious day, brother ! The people's flag is red & white we laugh at all the Pompey **** It's witnessed many a shot and goal And now let's beat the Arsenal ...[/p][/quote]I favour dropping the January transfer window. All business has to be done in the summer, and signed off at least two weeks before the start of the season, so that the squad you register is your squad for the whole year. If needed, the FA can increase the maximum first-team squad size to enable more cover per position. This will make teams think more long term, which in turn should encourage greater use of in-house resources (they'd have to promote more from within if they can't go and buy a quick-fix solution to whatever problem they are having come January) and would also stop teams nicking players off of each other mid-season. It bothers me that a club, like Man Utd with Mata, can go and buy a player from a rival. If the January transfer window is not dropped, at the very least it should be forbidden to buy players from a club in your division. Theoretically, a club could go out right now and buy all the best players from one team end up at another. "Arsenal" could reach the Champions League with a team of players who started the year at Southampton (just for example). In such a scenario, could it really be said that "Arsenal" had made the CL? andoru
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2:55pm Wed 29 Jan 14

gringoSaint says...

There's been some papers suggesting Carlos Vela could make a move. Which would be awesome for me as I'm teaching in Mexico and half of my students have started to support the Saints in the 3 years I've been here. Would be awesome if they could cheer on a Mexican Saint!
There's been some papers suggesting Carlos Vela could make a move. Which would be awesome for me as I'm teaching in Mexico and half of my students have started to support the Saints in the 3 years I've been here. Would be awesome if they could cheer on a Mexican Saint! gringoSaint
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9:09pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jls217 says...

mbetts wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time?

To be fair he has some serious competition...

Ali Dai
Forren
Delgado
Forecast
Speedie
Dixon
Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?)

I'm sure people can help me add to that list
Mark Hughes
Perry Groves
Paul Moody
Alan McLaughlin

to name but a few

any more?
We had a couple of Russkis who could've been more successful selling programmes, a couple of equadorians too. David Speedie and K Dixon. Prutton could've been a star turn but lost his way somewhere along the way.
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: So, if Dani Osvaldo does leave where does he rank in the list of Saints' worst acquisitions of all time? To be fair he has some serious competition... Ali Dai Forren Delgado Forecast Speedie Dixon Val Gobbel (maybe a bit harsh?) I'm sure people can help me add to that list[/p][/quote]Mark Hughes Perry Groves Paul Moody Alan McLaughlin to name but a few any more?[/p][/quote]We had a couple of Russkis who could've been more successful selling programmes, a couple of equadorians too. David Speedie and K Dixon. Prutton could've been a star turn but lost his way somewhere along the way. jls217
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9:22pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jls217 says...

Shaw to Chelski for £25mill and Bertrand

£10mill - Astori

£7mill - Ince

£5mill - Ings

£3mil - Pair of shoes for Katrina
Where do I apply for the job?
Shaw to Chelski for £25mill and Bertrand £10mill - Astori £7mill - Ince £5mill - Ings £3mil - Pair of shoes for Katrina Where do I apply for the job? jls217
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