Fonte: Osvaldo had to go

Daily Echo: Jose Fonte Jose Fonte

José Fonte confirmed that he and others at the club felt it was impossible for Dani Osvaldo to remain with Saints after the striker’s alleged headbutt on the defender.

Osvaldo was suspended by the club for two weeks following last month’s training ground incident, and was then loaned out to Juventus on transfer deadline day.

Fonte, who revealed that the Italian international had since offered an apology, said: “The situation has happened and the team, the manager, the club, made everyone well aware that it would be best for him to move on, and for that to happen, obviously, the group felt there was no conditions for him to keep with us, it’s as simple as that.”

Juventus have an option to purchase Osvaldo in the summer, and it is difficult to imagine him being reintegrated at Saints, although Fonte revealed that there had been some communication from the former Roma man since the incident.

“There have been a couple of text messages, apologising and stuff,” said the centre half. “But some things take time to heal.

“He left, obviously he left for a reason, and it was for the best for the team and the club.

“We move on, I’ve moved on, and he has surely moved on as well, so everything is alright.

“The club thought it was for the best, so, if the club decided that it is for the best, then, obviously, it will be best for the group.”

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10:00am Mon 10 Feb 14

petethephantom says...

I'm glad he is gone
Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres
I'm glad he is gone Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres petethephantom
  • Score: 2

11:57am Mon 10 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

petethephantom wrote:
I'm glad he is gone
Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres
I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani!
[quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: I'm glad he is gone Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres[/p][/quote]I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Mon 10 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
I'm glad he is gone
Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres
I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani!
with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions.
it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: I'm glad he is gone Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres[/p][/quote]I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani![/p][/quote]with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions. it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

2:23pm Mon 10 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
I'm glad he is gone
Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres
I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani!
with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions.
it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.
Dani Osvaldo had ample opportunity to man up and immediately apologise in person to Jose Fonte as soon as he had physically assaulted him! The immediate reaction of the other players to the assault should have been enough to make Dani Osvaldo grow b@!!s sufficiently to do the right thing, manning up with a personal apology right away. This would still, of course, have been well before his club suspension. His too belated apology by text merely highlights his missed, very ample opportunity to apologise in person to Jose Fonte. Jose has dealt with this like a man, but Dani Osvaldo still has some growing up to do, including growing a pair of real man's b@!!s.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: I'm glad he is gone Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres[/p][/quote]I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani![/p][/quote]with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions. it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.[/p][/quote]Dani Osvaldo had ample opportunity to man up and immediately apologise in person to Jose Fonte as soon as he had physically assaulted him! The immediate reaction of the other players to the assault should have been enough to make Dani Osvaldo grow b@!!s sufficiently to do the right thing, manning up with a personal apology right away. This would still, of course, have been well before his club suspension. His too belated apology by text merely highlights his missed, very ample opportunity to apologise in person to Jose Fonte. Jose has dealt with this like a man, but Dani Osvaldo still has some growing up to do, including growing a pair of real man's b@!!s. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: -2

3:19pm Mon 10 Feb 14

twoguncrowley says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
I'm glad he is gone
Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres
I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani!
with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions.
it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.
Dani Osvaldo had ample opportunity to man up and immediately apologise in person to Jose Fonte as soon as he had physically assaulted him! The immediate reaction of the other players to the assault should have been enough to make Dani Osvaldo grow b@!!s sufficiently to do the right thing, manning up with a personal apology right away. This would still, of course, have been well before his club suspension. His too belated apology by text merely highlights his missed, very ample opportunity to apologise in person to Jose Fonte. Jose has dealt with this like a man, but Dani Osvaldo still has some growing up to do, including growing a pair of real man's b@!!s.
because everyone apologises to someone right after head-butting them and everyone wants to hear an apology just after being head-butted and everyone's tempers are flaring, right?

He was asked to leave as soon as it happened and suspended straight after training had finished, so when is he supposed to have apologised whilst they're being pulled apart? When he's told to leave? An apology right after the act would have meant nothing. leaving the situation for a while and then apologising (in the only way possible when you're in a different country) was probably for the best. You don't apologise to your wife/girlfriend/boyf
riend in the middle of an argument do you?
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: I'm glad he is gone Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres[/p][/quote]I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani![/p][/quote]with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions. it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.[/p][/quote]Dani Osvaldo had ample opportunity to man up and immediately apologise in person to Jose Fonte as soon as he had physically assaulted him! The immediate reaction of the other players to the assault should have been enough to make Dani Osvaldo grow b@!!s sufficiently to do the right thing, manning up with a personal apology right away. This would still, of course, have been well before his club suspension. His too belated apology by text merely highlights his missed, very ample opportunity to apologise in person to Jose Fonte. Jose has dealt with this like a man, but Dani Osvaldo still has some growing up to do, including growing a pair of real man's b@!!s.[/p][/quote]because everyone apologises to someone right after head-butting them and everyone wants to hear an apology just after being head-butted and everyone's tempers are flaring, right? He was asked to leave as soon as it happened and suspended straight after training had finished, so when is he supposed to have apologised whilst they're being pulled apart? When he's told to leave? An apology right after the act would have meant nothing. leaving the situation for a while and then apologising (in the only way possible when you're in a different country) was probably for the best. You don't apologise to your wife/girlfriend/boyf riend in the middle of an argument do you? twoguncrowley
  • Score: 0

3:35pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

He got found out, this league is too hard for him so he sought a quick way out and found it on the bridge of Fonte's nose.
He got found out, this league is too hard for him so he sought a quick way out and found it on the bridge of Fonte's nose. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 1

4:30pm Mon 10 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

twoguncrowley wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
petethephantom wrote:
I'm glad he is gone
Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres
I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani!
with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions.
it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.
Dani Osvaldo had ample opportunity to man up and immediately apologise in person to Jose Fonte as soon as he had physically assaulted him! The immediate reaction of the other players to the assault should have been enough to make Dani Osvaldo grow b@!!s sufficiently to do the right thing, manning up with a personal apology right away. This would still, of course, have been well before his club suspension. His too belated apology by text merely highlights his missed, very ample opportunity to apologise in person to Jose Fonte. Jose has dealt with this like a man, but Dani Osvaldo still has some growing up to do, including growing a pair of real man's b@!!s.
because everyone apologises to someone right after head-butting them and everyone wants to hear an apology just after being head-butted and everyone's tempers are flaring, right?

He was asked to leave as soon as it happened and suspended straight after training had finished, so when is he supposed to have apologised whilst they're being pulled apart? When he's told to leave? An apology right after the act would have meant nothing. leaving the situation for a while and then apologising (in the only way possible when you're in a different country) was probably for the best. You don't apologise to your wife/girlfriend/boyf

riend in the middle of an argument do you?
An argument with a loved one is entirely different from assaulting a work colleague! I was assaulted unprovoked by a colleague at work years ago. He immediately apologised and I wound up pleading successfully with my manager not to suspend him. My colleague had trouble at home and was at breaking point, unlike little man Dani Osvaldo. Of course anyone can make an immediate apology! My colleague won my respect. What is so wrong about that???
[quote][p][bold]twoguncrowley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: I'm glad he is gone Once a loser always a loser, ….. his attitude was always just about him , not the team, he wasn't on the bus he was on a mini bike with two flat tyres[/p][/quote]I wholeheartedly agree. Osvaldo doesn't even have the b@!!s to apologise properly like a man. A texted apology is not the same as manning up and apologising to Jose Fonte in person. Grow up Dani![/p][/quote]with dani suspended he would not have been allowed to go to the training ground and would probably have been told to stay away from the other players, inc. fonte. he was also moved on pretty quickly and so might not have been able to `man up` and apologise in person. he did apologise to fonte so at least he has the `balls` to accept responsibility for his actions. it happened, its been sorted out, hes gone, its over.[/p][/quote]Dani Osvaldo had ample opportunity to man up and immediately apologise in person to Jose Fonte as soon as he had physically assaulted him! The immediate reaction of the other players to the assault should have been enough to make Dani Osvaldo grow b@!!s sufficiently to do the right thing, manning up with a personal apology right away. This would still, of course, have been well before his club suspension. His too belated apology by text merely highlights his missed, very ample opportunity to apologise in person to Jose Fonte. Jose has dealt with this like a man, but Dani Osvaldo still has some growing up to do, including growing a pair of real man's b@!!s.[/p][/quote]because everyone apologises to someone right after head-butting them and everyone wants to hear an apology just after being head-butted and everyone's tempers are flaring, right? He was asked to leave as soon as it happened and suspended straight after training had finished, so when is he supposed to have apologised whilst they're being pulled apart? When he's told to leave? An apology right after the act would have meant nothing. leaving the situation for a while and then apologising (in the only way possible when you're in a different country) was probably for the best. You don't apologise to your wife/girlfriend/boyf riend in the middle of an argument do you?[/p][/quote]An argument with a loved one is entirely different from assaulting a work colleague! I was assaulted unprovoked by a colleague at work years ago. He immediately apologised and I wound up pleading successfully with my manager not to suspend him. My colleague had trouble at home and was at breaking point, unlike little man Dani Osvaldo. Of course anyone can make an immediate apology! My colleague won my respect. What is so wrong about that??? justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

A bit of out off order so what I used to punch that **** out re Foreman!
A bit of out off order so what I used to punch that **** out re Foreman! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -1

6:42pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Tirau Dan says...

bit of an ali dia if ever there was
bit of an ali dia if ever there was Tirau Dan
  • Score: 1

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