Krueger vows to give Poch space

Daily Echo: Ralph Krueger Ralph Krueger

Incoming Saints director Ralph Krueger has insisted that he will not interfere with Mauricio Pochettino’s management of the team.

The 54-year-old is set to join a new look Saints board also featuring Austrian football agent Josef Lenhart when he returns to Southampton from Sochi where he has been working with the Canadian ice hockey team.

Krueger has been identified by Katharina Liebherr as a key person to bring in as the owner as non-executive chairman restructures the club following the exit of Nicola Cortese.

Kruger, a former coach of the Switzerland national ice hockey team and NHL side the Edmonton Oilers, is known for his management and leadership expertise.

He insists he won’t get involved in the running of the team, though his exact role remains unclear.

In an interview he has given in Sochi he said: “It’s a question of continuing to grow what’s already there, it’s not about rebuilding anything. I have met the coaching staff and Mauricio Pochettino and spoke to the team. I know exactly what he needs - and I know exactly what he doesn’t need.

“He doesn’t need someone getting involved in a day to day running of the team. He needs space to do his work, so that he can continue to grow the group. I get it, I totally get it. I feel the values that drive him.”

He added: “I know this will be a difficult situation, but that’s what makes it exciting and challenging.

“It’s about leadership and management. The sport I come from is irrelevant.

“I’ve had experience in major league sport and the principles are transferable. I will come in at the level of a well-informed fan and, as far as the team is concerned, I will stay in my place. No one has more information about what’s happening with the team than the head coach. I know that. I’ve been a head coach. I’ve been confronted with political situations, people without all the information trying to influence decisions.

“Everything needs to happen naturally. There need be no rush on either side. Pochettino needs to focus on all the important games coming up and I need to make space for him to do his work. He’s a very honest, strong personality with strong values. He should feel comfortable.”

His appointment is inevitably going to draw comparisons with Rupert Lowe’s decision to hire former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward for an ill-fated spell in 2005-06.

Krueger visited St Mary’s last month to introduce himself and is understood to have kept in contact with staff while away in Sochi.

“Katharina is a woman of such strong values, and she has a fresh and interesting perspective to sports,” he said.

“This is the beginning of a new world for me, and it’s about respecting the traditions of the game and the club.

“But if we - and the club board - are doing our job right, we should be irrelevant to the fans. The most difficult department in any club is the sports department. At Southampton that is very healthy, it has strong leadership.

“I’ve been in a professional team environment since I was 17 and there was a real feeling of honesty in the team and the club. My principles are based on one, respect, and two, discipline – being willing to sacrifice for the sake of the team. I’m going to come in gently.”

He continued: “We’ve done everything very slowly and methodically, which is the way Katharina likes to do things.

“They don’t need sudden changes of direction right now. My strengths are sport-specific on the hockey team-building side, but other strengths are on the leadership side. We need to take the whole leadership side to a different level.”

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12:04pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Saintsayer II says...

But how much cash will he be allowed to spend
But how much cash will he be allowed to spend Saintsayer II
  • Score: -12

12:06pm Sun 23 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

What's his job???. Sorry but i don't get it.
Great too see Katharina at the West Ham game, shame we could'nt of won for her and MARKUS.
What's his job???. Sorry but i don't get it. Great too see Katharina at the West Ham game, shame we could'nt of won for her and MARKUS. hedge end bob
  • Score: 16

12:28pm Sun 23 Feb 14

The Straight Shooter says...

Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money.

Come on Poch get your act together!
Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money. Come on Poch get your act together! The Straight Shooter
  • Score: -76

12:31pm Sun 23 Feb 14

promised land says...

hedge end bob wrote:
What's his job???. Sorry but i don't get it.
Great too see Katharina at the West Ham game, shame we could'nt of won for her and MARKUS.
Simple. He's replacing Cortese nothing new
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: What's his job???. Sorry but i don't get it. Great too see Katharina at the West Ham game, shame we could'nt of won for her and MARKUS.[/p][/quote]Simple. He's replacing Cortese nothing new promised land
  • Score: 13

12:37pm Sun 23 Feb 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

Just hope when he gets his feet under table, that he doesn't feel he can start to think he can pick the team.
Unfortunately this has happened too many times in past, right through football.
If he stays in the background uses the skills that the management have obviously brought him in for, then all well and good.
Don't need any more controversy, for the media, to crucify the Saints.
COYS.
Just hope when he gets his feet under table, that he doesn't feel he can start to think he can pick the team. Unfortunately this has happened too many times in past, right through football. If he stays in the background uses the skills that the management have obviously brought him in for, then all well and good. Don't need any more controversy, for the media, to crucify the Saints. COYS. SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: -5

1:03pm Sun 23 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Very interesting, Daily Echo! Very interesting that nobody has actually put their name to the article! Did it write itself? Lol!

Why does the Daily Echo writer consider it inevitable that new director, Ralph Krueger, will be compared to Sir Clive Woodward, who was never a Saints director and, I believe, was brought in by Rupert Lowe only to assist the club regarding sports science. In other words, Daily Echo, it seems extremely unfair and unwise to compare Ralph Krueger's new role with Saints to Sir Clive Woodward's former job at the club, simply because Mr. Krueger's appointment is obviously not to do with sports science! Making such a daft comparison would be similar to comparing chalk with cheese!

I therefore think that this element of an otherwise informative Daily Echo article does not credit we Saints fans with sufficient intelligence to view Ralph Krueger as a Saints director and not as a sports science employee of the club!

Chalk and cheese, Daily Echo, chalk and cheese!!!
Very interesting, Daily Echo! Very interesting that nobody has actually put their name to the article! Did it write itself? Lol! Why does the Daily Echo writer consider it inevitable that new director, Ralph Krueger, will be compared to Sir Clive Woodward, who was never a Saints director and, I believe, was brought in by Rupert Lowe only to assist the club regarding sports science. In other words, Daily Echo, it seems extremely unfair and unwise to compare Ralph Krueger's new role with Saints to Sir Clive Woodward's former job at the club, simply because Mr. Krueger's appointment is obviously not to do with sports science! Making such a daft comparison would be similar to comparing chalk with cheese! I therefore think that this element of an otherwise informative Daily Echo article does not credit we Saints fans with sufficient intelligence to view Ralph Krueger as a Saints director and not as a sports science employee of the club! Chalk and cheese, Daily Echo, chalk and cheese!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 33

1:15pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

This is all very odd. Krueger has a big reputation as a "psychological motivator" and, as he says, that's something that transfers from one sport to another. But apparently his role with the Canadian ice hockey team in Sochi is completely different, according to the Canadian papers he has been an "advance scout" giving the team coach information about opposition teams' favourite set plays etc.
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If we want to employ him to do either or both of these things, it seems he'll be very good at them, but why does he need to join the Board of Directors?

And as for "Austrian football agent Josef Lenhart", far from being about to join the Board, he already joined it in January and then stood down again within 24 hours - not mentioned in the Echo, but reported elsewhere, and alleged by WUMs to be a mysterious sacking by Katharina?

All very strange.
This is all very odd. Krueger has a big reputation as a "psychological motivator" and, as he says, that's something that transfers from one sport to another. But apparently his role with the Canadian ice hockey team in Sochi is completely different, according to the Canadian papers he has been an "advance scout" giving the team coach information about opposition teams' favourite set plays etc. http://www.winnipegf reepress.com/sports/ olympics/print/Krueg er-is-Canadas-secret -weapon-244640951.ht ml If we want to employ him to do either or both of these things, it seems he'll be very good at them, but why does he need to join the Board of Directors? And as for "Austrian football agent Josef Lenhart", far from being about to join the Board, he already joined it in January and then stood down again within 24 hours - not mentioned in the Echo, but reported elsewhere, and alleged by WUMs to be a mysterious sacking by Katharina? All very strange. Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Sun 23 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

I have as much info as everyone else but my best guess is that he is coming to help the with team motivation and leadership, this is after all his expertise. perhaps he will be there to talk to the squad on a one to one basis or as a group. many companies employ motivational speakers to get the best out of their employees, has KL seen this succeed in her other businesses? he seems to know that the manager needs to manage and to be left alone to do this, as long as it stays that way then his appointment cant be a bad thing. as for him being on the board, why not? he will be able to inform the board about the players mental attitude and help to decide what measures can be put into place to help the players. KL wants a proper board, not just a one man set up. NC ran the club himself, whether he did well or not is another debate, NC used to talk to the players and know what they wanted etc. which is apparently the reason that NA had to go, he lost the players.
time will tell if this is the right move or not, so lets give him some time and hope he is here for the right reasons and to improve the club.
I have as much info as everyone else but my best guess is that he is coming to help the with team motivation and leadership, this is after all his expertise. perhaps he will be there to talk to the squad on a one to one basis or as a group. many companies employ motivational speakers to get the best out of their employees, has KL seen this succeed in her other businesses? he seems to know that the manager needs to manage and to be left alone to do this, as long as it stays that way then his appointment cant be a bad thing. as for him being on the board, why not? he will be able to inform the board about the players mental attitude and help to decide what measures can be put into place to help the players. KL wants a proper board, not just a one man set up. NC ran the club himself, whether he did well or not is another debate, NC used to talk to the players and know what they wanted etc. which is apparently the reason that NA had to go, he lost the players. time will tell if this is the right move or not, so lets give him some time and hope he is here for the right reasons and to improve the club. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

1:49pm Sun 23 Feb 14

marz194 says...

not sure exacly what he will do, but if KL trusts him to do a job it must have some importance. He also seems to be looking forward to it. bring on the future of southampton football club, the strongest club in the land!
not sure exacly what he will do, but if KL trusts him to do a job it must have some importance. He also seems to be looking forward to it. bring on the future of southampton football club, the strongest club in the land! marz194
  • Score: 12

1:53pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Baba Booey says...

Liverpool 2-1 up.
Liverpool 2-1 up. Baba Booey
  • Score: -16

2:08pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

3-0 to Canada, midway through the third half. If Krueger can deliver results like that I'll take them every game!
3-0 to Canada, midway through the third half. If Krueger can deliver results like that I'll take them every game! Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 9

2:15pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Baba Booey says...

Swansea equalised only for Sturridge to put Liverpool in front again.
Swansea equalised only for Sturridge to put Liverpool in front again. Baba Booey
  • Score: -13

2:16pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Baba Booey says...

The Straight Shooter wrote:
Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money.

Come on Poch get your act together!
We all pay good money and some of us are quite happy with the season thus far.
[quote][p][bold]The Straight Shooter[/bold] wrote: Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money. Come on Poch get your act together![/p][/quote]We all pay good money and some of us are quite happy with the season thus far. Baba Booey
  • Score: 22

2:31pm Sun 23 Feb 14

JohnItaly says...

Crossley Place Saint wrote:
3-0 to Canada, midway through the third half. If Krueger can deliver results like that I'll take them every game!
Perhaps Krueger can get Saints to be 3 up in the THIRD HALF.
[quote][p][bold]Crossley Place Saint[/bold] wrote: 3-0 to Canada, midway through the third half. If Krueger can deliver results like that I'll take them every game![/p][/quote]Perhaps Krueger can get Saints to be 3 up in the THIRD HALF. JohnItaly
  • Score: 5

2:32pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

His comments seem to be extremely sensible to me. He seems to understand the club culture and that it is not his job to interfere with the playing side of things, and he talks about MoPo being able to grow the group of players. Unlike the straight shooter above I think we are getting great value for money. This is quite simply the best group of players ,playing the most attractive football we've had for years. Yes we do need some more goal power and maybe even a flying winger and /or a very creative midfield. They will come in ready for next season and we will be a force to be reckoned with as long as we keep the vultures at bay and keep our top players.
His comments seem to be extremely sensible to me. He seems to understand the club culture and that it is not his job to interfere with the playing side of things, and he talks about MoPo being able to grow the group of players. Unlike the straight shooter above I think we are getting great value for money. This is quite simply the best group of players ,playing the most attractive football we've had for years. Yes we do need some more goal power and maybe even a flying winger and /or a very creative midfield. They will come in ready for next season and we will be a force to be reckoned with as long as we keep the vultures at bay and keep our top players. Clever Dick
  • Score: 23

2:42pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Baba Booey says...

Swansea peg it back through a Bony penalty.
Swansea peg it back through a Bony penalty. Baba Booey
  • Score: -11

2:53pm Sun 23 Feb 14

peregrine73 says...

Let's give MoPo an opportunity to build on his experience this season.There has been some ups and downs and some buys have been expensive mistakes.Tactically there have been some interesting decisions,a top ten position is the reality of the situation.Squad strengthening is vital,with priority in defence and striker. Given the finances we can hope for a strong squad able to achieve a top six position next season.
Let's give MoPo an opportunity to build on his experience this season.There has been some ups and downs and some buys have been expensive mistakes.Tactically there have been some interesting decisions,a top ten position is the reality of the situation.Squad strengthening is vital,with priority in defence and striker. Given the finances we can hope for a strong squad able to achieve a top six position next season. peregrine73
  • Score: 12

2:56pm Sun 23 Feb 14

damoose says...

Sounds like he`s Kat`s bit on the side
Sounds like he`s Kat`s bit on the side damoose
  • Score: -30

3:09pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Wish we had a Ice Rink in Southampton!
Wish we had a Ice Rink in Southampton! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 8

3:09pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

Saints Ice Hockey team anyone???
Saints Ice Hockey team anyone??? 03alpe01
  • Score: -3

3:16pm Sun 23 Feb 14

saint in dordogne says...

Wasn't Rupert Lowe a former hockey player? hopefully they don't know each other :)
Wasn't Rupert Lowe a former hockey player? hopefully they don't know each other :) saint in dordogne
  • Score: -9

3:17pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Baba Booey says...

Henderson scores, Liverpool now 4-3 up!
Henderson scores, Liverpool now 4-3 up! Baba Booey
  • Score: -18

3:27pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Newcastle win in 92nd minute. Not our weekend I'm afraid.
Newcastle win in 92nd minute. Not our weekend I'm afraid. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -5

3:34pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Baba Booey says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
I have as much info as everyone else but my best guess is that he is coming to help the with team motivation and leadership, this is after all his expertise. perhaps he will be there to talk to the squad on a one to one basis or as a group. many companies employ motivational speakers to get the best out of their employees, has KL seen this succeed in her other businesses? he seems to know that the manager needs to manage and to be left alone to do this, as long as it stays that way then his appointment cant be a bad thing. as for him being on the board, why not? he will be able to inform the board about the players mental attitude and help to decide what measures can be put into place to help the players. KL wants a proper board, not just a one man set up. NC ran the club himself, whether he did well or not is another debate, NC used to talk to the players and know what they wanted etc. which is apparently the reason that NA had to go, he lost the players.
time will tell if this is the right move or not, so lets give him some time and hope he is here for the right reasons and to improve the club.
Let's hope he's hasn't got the temper of his namesake, Freddy.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: I have as much info as everyone else but my best guess is that he is coming to help the with team motivation and leadership, this is after all his expertise. perhaps he will be there to talk to the squad on a one to one basis or as a group. many companies employ motivational speakers to get the best out of their employees, has KL seen this succeed in her other businesses? he seems to know that the manager needs to manage and to be left alone to do this, as long as it stays that way then his appointment cant be a bad thing. as for him being on the board, why not? he will be able to inform the board about the players mental attitude and help to decide what measures can be put into place to help the players. KL wants a proper board, not just a one man set up. NC ran the club himself, whether he did well or not is another debate, NC used to talk to the players and know what they wanted etc. which is apparently the reason that NA had to go, he lost the players. time will tell if this is the right move or not, so lets give him some time and hope he is here for the right reasons and to improve the club.[/p][/quote]Let's hope he's hasn't got the temper of his namesake, Freddy. Baba Booey
  • Score: -5

3:44pm Sun 23 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

worrying signs hate it when no football knowledge appears in to the game .
worrying signs hate it when no football knowledge appears in to the game . mickey01
  • Score: -14

3:45pm Sun 23 Feb 14

shane76 says...

The Straight Shooter wrote:
Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money.

Come on Poch get your act together!
I think with the football we have been playing this season has been worth every penny. True it may have not been the result we were looking for and probably would have liked but i remain positive that we are going places, just need to finish our chances

COYRs
[quote][p][bold]The Straight Shooter[/bold] wrote: Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money. Come on Poch get your act together![/p][/quote]I think with the football we have been playing this season has been worth every penny. True it may have not been the result we were looking for and probably would have liked but i remain positive that we are going places, just need to finish our chances COYRs shane76
  • Score: 16

4:01pm Sun 23 Feb 14

bakeyboy says...

Poch has been with us for over a year now and still does not know his best (strongest) side, so Mr Krueger welcome to Southampton F.C and you have my full permission to start meddling with team selection and advising Mr. Pochetino on what changes you think should be made to take us to the next level, because at the moment everything has stalled.
Poch has been with us for over a year now and still does not know his best (strongest) side, so Mr Krueger welcome to Southampton F.C and you have my full permission to start meddling with team selection and advising Mr. Pochetino on what changes you think should be made to take us to the next level, because at the moment everything has stalled. bakeyboy
  • Score: -34

4:33pm Sun 23 Feb 14

invictus says...

Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice? invictus
  • Score: -10

4:35pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
[quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city! 03alpe01
  • Score: -9

4:42pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
When NC was here leadership came from a banker, so why shouldn't it come from another sport?
[quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]When NC was here leadership came from a banker, so why shouldn't it come from another sport? Rising_Son
  • Score: 16

4:43pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man. Rising_Son
  • Score: -4

4:44pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then? 03alpe01
  • Score: -6

4:44pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then? 03alpe01
  • Score: -6

4:48pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
Only one though.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?[/p][/quote]Only one though. Rising_Son
  • Score: -2

4:55pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
Only one though.
one's good enough for me!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?[/p][/quote]Only one though.[/p][/quote]one's good enough for me! 03alpe01
  • Score: -5

5:26pm Sun 23 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?[/p][/quote]whats having an ice rink got to do with anything? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
Well this sort of thing happens all the time. The most near to home is when the skunts brought in Private Baldrick to advise on motivating their players. He quite correctly advised them to get rid of their best goalscorer David Connoly in order to force the other ten donkeys to up their game. And it worked. They scored this week.
[quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]Well this sort of thing happens all the time. The most near to home is when the skunts brought in Private Baldrick to advise on motivating their players. He quite correctly advised them to get rid of their best goalscorer David Connoly in order to force the other ten donkeys to up their game. And it worked. They scored this week. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

5:37pm Sun 23 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

well I guess Krueger coming in has given the wums and moaners something else to focus on. he`s on a hiding to nothing with some then, win and it will be because of MP lose and it will be because he`s been interfering with team selection. as soon as MP plays a player that they don't like or makes a sub they wouldn't have and we then lose it will be because of Krueger!

good luck to him, I wish him well. I hope he can bring whatever it was that he took to the Olympics with Canada to us!
how long though until the moaners who didn't like NC`s way of running the club and wanted a full board start moaning about the board.
well I guess Krueger coming in has given the wums and moaners something else to focus on. he`s on a hiding to nothing with some then, win and it will be because of MP lose and it will be because he`s been interfering with team selection. as soon as MP plays a player that they don't like or makes a sub they wouldn't have and we then lose it will be because of Krueger! good luck to him, I wish him well. I hope he can bring whatever it was that he took to the Olympics with Canada to us! how long though until the moaners who didn't like NC`s way of running the club and wanted a full board start moaning about the board. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

5:41pm Sun 23 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

damoose wrote:
Sounds like he`s Kat`s bit on the side
Comments of this nature are very disrespectfull towards the OWNER of SFC and her father who saved us from going under. Please think before you post as Katharina has the power to close us down whenever she likes.
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Sounds like he`s Kat`s bit on the side[/p][/quote]Comments of this nature are very disrespectfull towards the OWNER of SFC and her father who saved us from going under. Please think before you post as Katharina has the power to close us down whenever she likes. hedge end bob
  • Score: 23

5:45pm Sun 23 Feb 14

peregrine73 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Newcastle win in 92nd minute. Not our weekend I'm afraid.
Well we will finish 9th unless we have a disastrous next few games and wetspam continue winning!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Newcastle win in 92nd minute. Not our weekend I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]Well we will finish 9th unless we have a disastrous next few games and wetspam continue winning! peregrine73
  • Score: -7

5:46pm Sun 23 Feb 14

invictus says...

Rising_Son wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
When NC was here leadership came from a banker, so why shouldn't it come from another sport?
Different remit he was chairman and let MoPo get on with it after setting the standards bar. But if you are assessing NCs leadership then his walkout on the club mid-season shows his self interest over the good of the team, hardly leadership quality!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]When NC was here leadership came from a banker, so why shouldn't it come from another sport?[/p][/quote]Different remit he was chairman and let MoPo get on with it after setting the standards bar. But if you are assessing NCs leadership then his walkout on the club mid-season shows his self interest over the good of the team, hardly leadership quality! invictus
  • Score: -3

5:49pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?
he's an ice hockey coach?
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?[/p][/quote]whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?[/p][/quote]he's an ice hockey coach? 03alpe01
  • Score: -6

5:51pm Sun 23 Feb 14

The Straight Shooter says...

A very strange appointment. An ice hockey coach will come in as a director and bring exactly what to the table? Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Clive Woodward situation.

What a couple of months. Clattenburg vs the club, Dani vs Jose, Nicola throwing his toys out of the pram and resigning, Dani scuttling back to Italy, the throwing away of the FA Cup and West Spam spanking us.

Now is the glass half empty or half full?
A very strange appointment. An ice hockey coach will come in as a director and bring exactly what to the table? Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Clive Woodward situation. What a couple of months. Clattenburg vs the club, Dani vs Jose, Nicola throwing his toys out of the pram and resigning, Dani scuttling back to Italy, the throwing away of the FA Cup and West Spam spanking us. Now is the glass half empty or half full? The Straight Shooter
  • Score: -17

6:05pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Egomaniac says...

hedge end bob wrote:
damoose wrote:
Sounds like he`s Kat`s bit on the side
Comments of this nature are very disrespectfull towards the OWNER of SFC and her father who saved us from going under. Please think before you post as Katharina has the power to close us down whenever she likes.
Very well said HEB!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Sounds like he`s Kat`s bit on the side[/p][/quote]Comments of this nature are very disrespectfull towards the OWNER of SFC and her father who saved us from going under. Please think before you post as Katharina has the power to close us down whenever she likes.[/p][/quote]Very well said HEB! Egomaniac
  • Score: 17

6:09pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Egomaniac says...

Well played Norwich I say! That result has screwed our Spud friends! Not that this comment has anything to do with the Kreuger article ….!
Well played Norwich I say! That result has screwed our Spud friends! Not that this comment has anything to do with the Kreuger article ….! Egomaniac
  • Score: 0

6:20pm Sun 23 Feb 14

saintbobby says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Saints Ice Hockey team anyone???
I am old enough to remember supporting Southampton Vikings. Ice hockey is a very fast game and I also remember we had a centre-ice called Andy Anderson. Once we saw him score 3 goals in 39 seconds and can still hear the announcer going totally bonkers!!

Wish Andy had been in the team yesterday at Upton Park.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Saints Ice Hockey team anyone???[/p][/quote]I am old enough to remember supporting Southampton Vikings. Ice hockey is a very fast game and I also remember we had a centre-ice called Andy Anderson. Once we saw him score 3 goals in 39 seconds and can still hear the announcer going totally bonkers!! Wish Andy had been in the team yesterday at Upton Park. saintbobby
  • Score: 6

6:40pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Sheffieldsaint says...

The Straight Shooter wrote:
Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money.

Come on Poch get your act together!
What a load of crap! Your job as a fan is to support your team not to make inane comments!!!
[quote][p][bold]The Straight Shooter[/bold] wrote: Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money. Come on Poch get your act together![/p][/quote]What a load of crap! Your job as a fan is to support your team not to make inane comments!!! Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 12

7:15pm Sun 23 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

03alpe01 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?
he's an ice hockey coach?
so? did we build a rugby stadium when woodward came in?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?[/p][/quote]whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?[/p][/quote]he's an ice hockey coach?[/p][/quote]so? did we build a rugby stadium when woodward came in? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Golden_Salamander says...

I believe it was Katharina who originally introduced Nicola to her father as they were neighbours.

And overall he did a GOOD job for the Club over the last four years taking us from L1 to the upper reaches of the PL. He may have upset a few people but he picked this club up by it's scruff of it's neck and put it back where it belongs.

I hope she is as good this time in picking somebody who has the right qualities to take this club forward. We need somebody who can :-
- get Pochettino to sign a new contract.
- get the young kids (Luke, Callum etc) to stay.
- ignore the moaners/wum who want everything from free tickets/car park/fans on the board etc.
- suggest to Pochettino that the players practice shooting a bit more.
- and of course he must be willing to give Mike Riley a good mouthful about the cr*p ref clattenburg.
I believe it was Katharina who originally introduced Nicola to her father as they were neighbours. And overall he did a GOOD job for the Club over the last four years taking us from L1 to the upper reaches of the PL. He may have upset a few people but he picked this club up by it's scruff of it's neck and put it back where it belongs. I hope she is as good this time in picking somebody who has the right qualities to take this club forward. We need somebody who can :- - get Pochettino to sign a new contract. - get the young kids (Luke, Callum etc) to stay. - ignore the moaners/wum who want everything from free tickets/car park/fans on the board etc. - suggest to Pochettino that the players practice shooting a bit more. - and of course he must be willing to give Mike Riley a good mouthful about the cr*p ref clattenburg. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 8

8:03pm Sun 23 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
invictus wrote:
Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?
He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city!
Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.
so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?
whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?
he's an ice hockey coach?
so? did we build a rugby stadium when woodward came in?
already got one capable of hosting top rugby matches ;)
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]invictus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, I sit near to KL and saw Krueger leaving 15/20 mins before the end of a recent home game. Surely one of the virtues of leadership is commitment? Can Krueger give us any examples of a similar situation in ice hockey where a leadership expert has come in from a completely different sport to give advice?[/p][/quote]He probably left early because he was disgusted at the lack of an ice rink in the city![/p][/quote]Ho ho ho. You are a funny man.[/p][/quote]so I guess you're in favour of an ice rink in Southampton then?[/p][/quote]whats having an ice rink got to do with anything?[/p][/quote]he's an ice hockey coach?[/p][/quote]so? did we build a rugby stadium when woodward came in?[/p][/quote]already got one capable of hosting top rugby matches ;) 03alpe01
  • Score: -3

8:05pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Wums on the thread,WhatsApp playing silly bvggers,I'm off down the pub.
Wums on the thread,WhatsApp playing silly bvggers,I'm off down the pub. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

8:24pm Sun 23 Feb 14

TEqH 83 says...

I like to think that we're a forward thinking club and now that we've had a banker help take our finances from ruined to healthy and premier league status to boot I'm open to seeing what others could bring to the direction that we're headed. The appointment of this guy hardly seems like it will bring a radical overhall but it may bring a fresh perspective and a boost in morale (assuming that he can motivate those around him). I reckon he's most likely going to be part of a team of board members who all bring different things to the table and I'm curious to see who else KL brings in.

I just hope that Poch and his team get on with the guy. I reckon that he'll be asking to strengthen the squad in the summer and this will influence his decision to stay / not stay.
I like to think that we're a forward thinking club and now that we've had a banker help take our finances from ruined to healthy and premier league status to boot I'm open to seeing what others could bring to the direction that we're headed. The appointment of this guy hardly seems like it will bring a radical overhall but it may bring a fresh perspective and a boost in morale (assuming that he can motivate those around him). I reckon he's most likely going to be part of a team of board members who all bring different things to the table and I'm curious to see who else KL brings in. I just hope that Poch and his team get on with the guy. I reckon that he'll be asking to strengthen the squad in the summer and this will influence his decision to stay / not stay. TEqH 83
  • Score: 3

9:15pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

TEqH 83 wrote:
I like to think that we're a forward thinking club and now that we've had a banker help take our finances from ruined to healthy and premier league status to boot I'm open to seeing what others could bring to the direction that we're headed. The appointment of this guy hardly seems like it will bring a radical overhall but it may bring a fresh perspective and a boost in morale (assuming that he can motivate those around him). I reckon he's most likely going to be part of a team of board members who all bring different things to the table and I'm curious to see who else KL brings in.

I just hope that Poch and his team get on with the guy. I reckon that he'll be asking to strengthen the squad in the summer and this will influence his decision to stay / not stay.
Yes I can't see that our banker chairman did too much wrong for the club. He very successfully waved two fingers at the established dinosaurs within football to the extent that they are all saying what a great example we are. Perhaps this guy can do something similar. Sometimes a complete change from the established ways can be the way forward.
[quote][p][bold]TEqH 83[/bold] wrote: I like to think that we're a forward thinking club and now that we've had a banker help take our finances from ruined to healthy and premier league status to boot I'm open to seeing what others could bring to the direction that we're headed. The appointment of this guy hardly seems like it will bring a radical overhall but it may bring a fresh perspective and a boost in morale (assuming that he can motivate those around him). I reckon he's most likely going to be part of a team of board members who all bring different things to the table and I'm curious to see who else KL brings in. I just hope that Poch and his team get on with the guy. I reckon that he'll be asking to strengthen the squad in the summer and this will influence his decision to stay / not stay.[/p][/quote]Yes I can't see that our banker chairman did too much wrong for the club. He very successfully waved two fingers at the established dinosaurs within football to the extent that they are all saying what a great example we are. Perhaps this guy can do something similar. Sometimes a complete change from the established ways can be the way forward. Clever Dick
  • Score: 8

9:40pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Rank Xerox says...

Europe, here we come! ....,oh, we've dropped down to 9th!!!!!
Europe, here we come! ....,oh, we've dropped down to 9th!!!!! Rank Xerox
  • Score: -8

9:52pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

The Straight Shooter wrote:
A very strange appointment. An ice hockey coach will come in as a director and bring exactly what to the table? Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Clive Woodward situation.

What a couple of months. Clattenburg vs the club, Dani vs Jose, Nicola throwing his toys out of the pram and resigning, Dani scuttling back to Italy, the throwing away of the FA Cup and West Spam spanking us.

Now is the glass half empty or half full?
Three quarters full
[quote][p][bold]The Straight Shooter[/bold] wrote: A very strange appointment. An ice hockey coach will come in as a director and bring exactly what to the table? Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Clive Woodward situation. What a couple of months. Clattenburg vs the club, Dani vs Jose, Nicola throwing his toys out of the pram and resigning, Dani scuttling back to Italy, the throwing away of the FA Cup and West Spam spanking us. Now is the glass half empty or half full?[/p][/quote]Three quarters full Clever Dick
  • Score: 4

10:01pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Clever Dick wrote:
The Straight Shooter wrote:
A very strange appointment. An ice hockey coach will come in as a director and bring exactly what to the table? Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Clive Woodward situation.

What a couple of months. Clattenburg vs the club, Dani vs Jose, Nicola throwing his toys out of the pram and resigning, Dani scuttling back to Italy, the throwing away of the FA Cup and West Spam spanking us.

Now is the glass half empty or half full?
Three quarters full
Mine's a pint.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Straight Shooter[/bold] wrote: A very strange appointment. An ice hockey coach will come in as a director and bring exactly what to the table? Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Clive Woodward situation. What a couple of months. Clattenburg vs the club, Dani vs Jose, Nicola throwing his toys out of the pram and resigning, Dani scuttling back to Italy, the throwing away of the FA Cup and West Spam spanking us. Now is the glass half empty or half full?[/p][/quote]Three quarters full[/p][/quote]Mine's a pint. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 4

12:13am Mon 24 Feb 14

Ontario Saint says...

shane76 wrote:
The Straight Shooter wrote:
Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money.

Come on Poch get your act together!
I think with the football we have been playing this season has been worth every penny. True it may have not been the result we were looking for and probably would have liked but i remain positive that we are going places, just need to finish our chances

COYRs
Straight Shooter forgets the great job Poch is doing for Saints. The fact that he made changes for the FA Cup game was obviously partly due to the players having had 2 trips to the North East within days of one anorther. It is quite common for Coaches to make changes for FA Cup games and sadly the FA Cup does not hold the huge interest it once had...otherwise why did only 15000 fans attend the Burnley game.

The Echo must have really embarrassed Poch by writing 2 articles about how angry the fans were with Poch. I Poch has done a remarkkable job for the Club and the quality of Football Saints play with 7 British players is incredible . My fear is Poch could leave the Club at the end of the season because of the criticism he received because of the Cup loss and the Echo must have really embarrassed the guy.

As for the loss against West Hame I totally agree with Jose Mourinho's criticism of Allardyce as they are not a footballing side with the quality of Saints....they are very physical and park the bus . and win any way they can.... Saints would be in the Champions league if it was based on possession so what is needed is for the Club to work on Clinical finishing .
Poch has and is doing an amazing job for the Club and the players really like his coaching methods and I hope he stays for at least a couple more seasons
[quote][p][bold]shane76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Straight Shooter[/bold] wrote: Katharina won't have been amused by yesterday's result. Add to this Poch deciding to throw in the towel with the FA cup and the result is that the honeymoon is well and truly over. We pay good money to follow Saints and we haven't been getting value for money. Come on Poch get your act together![/p][/quote]I think with the football we have been playing this season has been worth every penny. True it may have not been the result we were looking for and probably would have liked but i remain positive that we are going places, just need to finish our chances COYRs[/p][/quote]Straight Shooter forgets the great job Poch is doing for Saints. The fact that he made changes for the FA Cup game was obviously partly due to the players having had 2 trips to the North East within days of one anorther. It is quite common for Coaches to make changes for FA Cup games and sadly the FA Cup does not hold the huge interest it once had...otherwise why did only 15000 fans attend the Burnley game. The Echo must have really embarrassed Poch by writing 2 articles about how angry the fans were with Poch. I Poch has done a remarkkable job for the Club and the quality of Football Saints play with 7 British players is incredible . My fear is Poch could leave the Club at the end of the season because of the criticism he received because of the Cup loss and the Echo must have really embarrassed the guy. As for the loss against West Hame I totally agree with Jose Mourinho's criticism of Allardyce as they are not a footballing side with the quality of Saints....they are very physical and park the bus . and win any way they can.... Saints would be in the Champions league if it was based on possession so what is needed is for the Club to work on Clinical finishing . Poch has and is doing an amazing job for the Club and the players really like his coaching methods and I hope he stays for at least a couple more seasons Ontario Saint
  • Score: 13

1:50am Mon 24 Feb 14

st1halo says...

As mental and physical toughness were the topic of debate on the last thread, this guy should be welcomed wth open arms. I am expecting him to assist in training of all the ways 'ice hockey'. In other words Tw@'tenburg, if you don't start gving us those decisions our boys will tear the livin sh1t out of you! Next season we will make Wet Spam look like the girl guides, Dani will be too scared to come back and we will be the first team to frighten our way to the Premiership title, we will have won it by January which is just as well, cos our entire squad wll be suspended due to red cards. Get down the bookies lads and get your money on those summer signings - Vinnie Jones Jet Li and Jason Statham!
A new order is coming. You read it here first.

STID
As mental and physical toughness were the topic of debate on the last thread, this guy should be welcomed wth open arms. I am expecting him to assist in training of all the ways 'ice hockey'. In other words Tw@'tenburg, if you don't start gving us those decisions our boys will tear the livin sh1t out of you! Next season we will make Wet Spam look like the girl guides, Dani will be too scared to come back and we will be the first team to frighten our way to the Premiership title, we will have won it by January which is just as well, cos our entire squad wll be suspended due to red cards. Get down the bookies lads and get your money on those summer signings - Vinnie Jones Jet Li and Jason Statham! A new order is coming. You read it here first. STID st1halo
  • Score: 1

5:17am Mon 24 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

Rank Xerox wrote:
Europe, here we come! ....,oh, we've dropped down to 9th!!!!!
Enjoyed that, did you?
[quote][p][bold]Rank Xerox[/bold] wrote: Europe, here we come! ....,oh, we've dropped down to 9th!!!!![/p][/quote]Enjoyed that, did you? Rising_Son
  • Score: 4

8:50am Mon 24 Feb 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

its his brother freddie , poch should worry about.
its his brother freddie , poch should worry about. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: 0

10:42am Mon 24 Feb 14

Jesus_02 says...

"We’ve done everything very slowly and methodically, which is the way Katharina likes to do things"

This is the change in business direction that I expected. Cortese was very dynamic and being from an investment banking background took a small number of large but well calculated risks.

I expect Katharina to bring stability but not really look to progress quicker than many of our peers. I expect a few sales as well as some more frugal purchases. (dont expect anyomre £12m signings). We enjoyed some exiting times under Cortese but that chapter is over.

This may seem like a negative comment but to be honest any saints fan would have bitten your hand of for this situation 5 years ago, (myself included)
"We’ve done everything very slowly and methodically, which is the way Katharina likes to do things" This is the change in business direction that I expected. Cortese was very dynamic and being from an investment banking background took a small number of large but well calculated risks. I expect Katharina to bring stability but not really look to progress quicker than many of our peers. I expect a few sales as well as some more frugal purchases. (dont expect anyomre £12m signings). We enjoyed some exiting times under Cortese but that chapter is over. This may seem like a negative comment but to be honest any saints fan would have bitten your hand of for this situation 5 years ago, (myself included) Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

5:10pm Mon 24 Feb 14

stokeser says...

ffs all the moaning about the manager and performences....sinc
e when have we had 60+ possession week in week out playing great football creating chances galore.....the players had 20 odd shots against west ham and scored 1 west ham had 7 shots and scored 3......just one of those bad days at the office....the players missed the chances not the manager
ffs all the moaning about the manager and performences....sinc e when have we had 60+ possession week in week out playing great football creating chances galore.....the players had 20 odd shots against west ham and scored 1 west ham had 7 shots and scored 3......just one of those bad days at the office....the players missed the chances not the manager stokeser
  • Score: 3

1:39am Tue 25 Feb 14

St. Case says...

bakeyboy wrote:
Poch has been with us for over a year now and still does not know his best (strongest) side, so Mr Krueger welcome to Southampton F.C and you have my full permission to start meddling with team selection and advising Mr. Pochetino on what changes you think should be made to take us to the next level, because at the moment everything has stalled.
What a load of crap! Doesn't know his strongest side?? Football is not a game of 11 players anymore, and even if it was there would be changes due to injuries and poor form. One could argue he found a very strong side at the start of the season, but injuries disrupted that and some players hasn't fully recovered to their previous form.
[quote][p][bold]bakeyboy[/bold] wrote: Poch has been with us for over a year now and still does not know his best (strongest) side, so Mr Krueger welcome to Southampton F.C and you have my full permission to start meddling with team selection and advising Mr. Pochetino on what changes you think should be made to take us to the next level, because at the moment everything has stalled.[/p][/quote]What a load of crap! Doesn't know his strongest side?? Football is not a game of 11 players anymore, and even if it was there would be changes due to injuries and poor form. One could argue he found a very strong side at the start of the season, but injuries disrupted that and some players hasn't fully recovered to their previous form. St. Case
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Tue 25 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rank Xerox wrote:
Europe, here we come! ....,oh, we've dropped down to 9th!!!!!
Are you really a Saints supporter with concerns or a WUM trying to stir things up? In either case I suggest that your sign on should start with a W rather than an R?
[quote][p][bold]Rank Xerox[/bold] wrote: Europe, here we come! ....,oh, we've dropped down to 9th!!!!![/p][/quote]Are you really a Saints supporter with concerns or a WUM trying to stir things up? In either case I suggest that your sign on should start with a W rather than an R? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Saintly Sam says...

Crossley Place Saint wrote:
3-0 to Canada, midway through the third half. If Krueger can deliver results like that I'll take them every game!
Third half?, that defies the laws of physics, Jim

In other news, this guy has no experience of association football, that does not bode well, colour me unhappy. .
[quote][p][bold]Crossley Place Saint[/bold] wrote: 3-0 to Canada, midway through the third half. If Krueger can deliver results like that I'll take them every game![/p][/quote]Third half?, that defies the laws of physics, Jim In other news, this guy has no experience of association football, that does not bode well, colour me unhappy. . Saintly Sam
  • Score: 0

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