Saints attacker Jay Rodriguez a must for Brazil, reckons Fonte

Daily Echo: JAY RODRIGUEZ JAY RODRIGUEZ

José Fonte believes that Saints top scorer Jay Rodriguez would be a real asset for England in this summer’s World Cup.

Rodriguez netted his 13th goal of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, just days after returning from international duty.

Roy Hodgson will name his squad for Brazil on May 13, and Fonte hopes his teammate can continue to put pressure on the England boss to select him.

“He showed his pace, his desire, and he wants to be there in the World Cup, he wants to be in the squad, so I think this goal will do him good,” said the centre-half.

“Hopefully he can score a few more until the end of the season and be on the plane to Brazil.”

Rodriguez was handed his England debut last November and has been included in Hodgson’s last two squads.

However, having not featured in the most recent friendly, a 1-0 win against Denmark, he appears to be facing a major battle to earn one of the 23 places on offer this summer.

Yet Fonte, who says Rodriguez has thrived under the guidance of Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino, believes that the forward could be a real asset to his country in the tournament.

“Definitely. If you give him confidence, like this manager does, and if you trust him, he’ll cause problems with his pace and power.”

Rodriguez can be a terrifying prospect for an opposition defence when he is in full flow, possessing a potent blend of speed, poise and control.

Fonte knows all too well about the difficulty of negating such a threat, having had first-hand experience of facing the 24-year-old on the training ground.

That challenge, according to Fonte, is one that has also resulted in Saints’ defenders improving their own game.

“He’s such a quick player, and powerful,” he said.

“He’s one of the strongest, if not the strongest, in the dressing room, so it’s very hard, but he makes you improve.

“He makes me and the other defenders improve, because he’s tough, he’s quick, he’s powerful, so it’s a very good test against him in training.”

Of Rodriguez’s 13 goals this season, 11 have come in the Premier League.

It is an impressive return for someone who is not deployed as an out-and-out striker.

But Fonte says Pochettino’s willingness to let Rodriguez roam has helped him improve his tally.

“He has a lot of freedom,” he said. “I know he plays on the left, but the gaffer gives him a lot of freedom.

“He can drift into the middle and he’s been scoring his goals. It’s good for him, and hopefully he can continue.”

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6:42am Tue 11 Mar 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Slightly controversial but I would like to see J Rod lead the line with gaston playin behind as a no.10 and Lallana on the left as he was for england (his link up play with Shaw was terrific). Bring SRL on when oppo defence is tiring. This would also help my pre season prediction that JR & GR would be worth 30 goals this season which is currently looking a bit wide of the mark.
Slightly controversial but I would like to see J Rod lead the line with gaston playin behind as a no.10 and Lallana on the left as he was for england (his link up play with Shaw was terrific). Bring SRL on when oppo defence is tiring. This would also help my pre season prediction that JR & GR would be worth 30 goals this season which is currently looking a bit wide of the mark. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 23

8:12am Tue 11 Mar 14

donni1437 says...

The problem is Roy won't give freedom to the likes of J Rod and Adam when picked to play for England if Rooney and Sturridge are playing. I think Jay especially might suffer if that's the case. He's certainly won me over this season and has really stepped up his performances from last, If he keeps banging them in then maybe he'll be on the plane? Fingers crossed
The problem is Roy won't give freedom to the likes of J Rod and Adam when picked to play for England if Rooney and Sturridge are playing. I think Jay especially might suffer if that's the case. He's certainly won me over this season and has really stepped up his performances from last, If he keeps banging them in then maybe he'll be on the plane? Fingers crossed donni1437
  • Score: 14

8:50am Tue 11 Mar 14

JohnItaly says...

All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer. JohnItaly
  • Score: 14

9:13am Tue 11 Mar 14

cotswoldsaint says...

According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.
According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news. cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 27

9:35am Tue 11 Mar 14

JohnItaly says...

cotswoldsaint wrote:
According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.
If right excellent news. One good thing about the Telegraph is that unlike certain other newspapers they are not prone to idle gossip.
[quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.[/p][/quote]If right excellent news. One good thing about the Telegraph is that unlike certain other newspapers they are not prone to idle gossip. JohnItaly
  • Score: 12

9:56am Tue 11 Mar 14

Rising_Son says...

JohnItaly wrote:
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
I reckon that if they play well for Saints, the Arsenals, ManCities, ManUs and Chelseas of the world will keep the pressure on whether they are selected for England or not.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.[/p][/quote]I reckon that if they play well for Saints, the Arsenals, ManCities, ManUs and Chelseas of the world will keep the pressure on whether they are selected for England or not. Rising_Son
  • Score: 4

10:04am Tue 11 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

JohnItaly wrote:
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.[/p][/quote]It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off. Clever Dick
  • Score: 11

10:23am Tue 11 Mar 14

Dave Juson says...

Clever Dick wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.
Alas, if players want leave for a "bigger club" there is very little that can be done to stop them these days. Waving their contract at them is a futile gesture if they are determined to leave.
Hopefully we can convince our top players they are better off here than elsewhere. It might be worth telling them what happened to Stevie Williams after he left The Dell for Arsenal before and after every training session.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.[/p][/quote]It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.[/p][/quote]Alas, if players want leave for a "bigger club" there is very little that can be done to stop them these days. Waving their contract at them is a futile gesture if they are determined to leave. Hopefully we can convince our top players they are better off here than elsewhere. It might be worth telling them what happened to Stevie Williams after he left The Dell for Arsenal before and after every training session. Dave Juson
  • Score: 2

10:27am Tue 11 Mar 14

Golden_Salamander says...

JohnItaly wrote:
cotswoldsaint wrote:
According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.
If right excellent news. One good thing about the Telegraph is that unlike certain other newspapers they are not prone to idle gossip.
It was reported by John Percy who was one of the few reporters In the January transfer windows who said that Saints put a £8M fee on Rickie
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whereas most were saying that Hoofball had offered £8M but Adam Blackmore was saying it was nearer to £2M that they had offered.

Both stories put together suggests to me that perhaps John Percy does have an inside source, but I cannot think how a Forest fan working around the Midlands clubs would know what is going on here.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.[/p][/quote]If right excellent news. One good thing about the Telegraph is that unlike certain other newspapers they are not prone to idle gossip.[/p][/quote]It was reported by John Percy who was one of the few reporters In the January transfer windows who said that Saints put a £8M fee on Rickie ( http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/west-ham/105 43161/West-Ham-manag er-Sam-Allardyce-con tinues-search-for-st riker-as-Southampton -put-8m-price-on-Ric kie-Lambert.html) whereas most were saying that Hoofball had offered £8M but Adam Blackmore was saying it was nearer to £2M that they had offered. Both stories put together suggests to me that perhaps John Percy does have an inside source, but I cannot think how a Forest fan working around the Midlands clubs would know what is going on here. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 5

10:31am Tue 11 Mar 14

bartley41 says...

On a slightly different subject, could not the "Echo" for once report facts and not just speculation? In Monday's match report of Saints match against Crystal, Palace spread over Two pages, there is no mention that no fewer than 5 Saints players were booked;! Why?/ I rest my case!
On a slightly different subject, could not the "Echo" for once report facts and not just speculation? In Monday's match report of Saints match against Crystal, Palace spread over Two pages, there is no mention that no fewer than 5 Saints players were booked;! Why?/ I rest my case! bartley41
  • Score: -3

10:34am Tue 11 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

cotswoldsaint wrote:
According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.
That would be amazing. MoPo is certainly talking about 'the future' a lot these days and of how Southampton are still in the early stages of a grand project.
[quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.[/p][/quote]That would be amazing. MoPo is certainly talking about 'the future' a lot these days and of how Southampton are still in the early stages of a grand project. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 7

10:48am Tue 11 Mar 14

warrens 76 says...

Several people who have watched us train over at Marchwood reckon he is an absolute assassin in training, rarely misses….

Woy like every manager before him except (and then forced upon him) Bobby Robson RIP will insist on a system and safety getting us a handome supply of fcuk all…..

..and yet if JRod plays and performs the confidence effect will make him step up at least a level and that would be ace for Saints next season…

…so here is wishing.
Several people who have watched us train over at Marchwood reckon he is an absolute assassin in training, rarely misses…. Woy like every manager before him except (and then forced upon him) Bobby Robson RIP will insist on a system and safety getting us a handome supply of fcuk all….. ..and yet if JRod plays and performs the confidence effect will make him step up at least a level and that would be ace for Saints next season… …so here is wishing. warrens 76
  • Score: 4

10:48am Tue 11 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

Dave Juson wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.
Alas, if players want leave for a "bigger club" there is very little that can be done to stop them these days. Waving their contract at them is a futile gesture if they are determined to leave.
Hopefully we can convince our top players they are better off here than elsewhere. It might be worth telling them what happened to Stevie Williams after he left The Dell for Arsenal before and after every training session.
I agree that some may well get their heads turned. Manure are reported to be prepared to pay £75k a week to Luke and I can't imagine we would match that. The different situation we find ourselves in now though means that clubs won't be paying their valuations, they will be paying ours. It is difficult to keep players who want out but it is not unprecedented. I seem to remember a certain Stan Collymore training with the reserves at Forest when he decided he was too big for the club. Eventually he had to toe the line to get back to playing football. The players can't have it both ways. If they sign five year contracts it is because they have been offered a very good deal to do so and I do think that our current owners, being big business people, are more likely to make them stick to it than the existing dinosaurs at many other clubs.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.[/p][/quote]It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.[/p][/quote]Alas, if players want leave for a "bigger club" there is very little that can be done to stop them these days. Waving their contract at them is a futile gesture if they are determined to leave. Hopefully we can convince our top players they are better off here than elsewhere. It might be worth telling them what happened to Stevie Williams after he left The Dell for Arsenal before and after every training session.[/p][/quote]I agree that some may well get their heads turned. Manure are reported to be prepared to pay £75k a week to Luke and I can't imagine we would match that. The different situation we find ourselves in now though means that clubs won't be paying their valuations, they will be paying ours. It is difficult to keep players who want out but it is not unprecedented. I seem to remember a certain Stan Collymore training with the reserves at Forest when he decided he was too big for the club. Eventually he had to toe the line to get back to playing football. The players can't have it both ways. If they sign five year contracts it is because they have been offered a very good deal to do so and I do think that our current owners, being big business people, are more likely to make them stick to it than the existing dinosaurs at many other clubs. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

11:12am Tue 11 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.
i just watched the footballer`s football show from last night with les reed. it was very interesting to hear about the way the players are brought through the system and the commitment that SFC have put into the players, a commitment that I hope the players will reciprocate, well at least for a few more years. at every point Mr reed was saying that our youth players have a route through to the first team and its an easy to see route. my opinion of Mr reed has certainly changed from watching.

Lalla has said that he might not be where he is in his career if he had left I hope he keeps that in mind when the offers come.
we need to progress as a club to keep these players, increasing the stadium would be a start.

as for J-rod, i think he has every chance of playing in the world cup, a lot depends on how well he plays for the rest of the season but roy seem to want to play shrek in the middle with a wider forward, sturridge tried but couldn't play that role against Denmark. if roy is going to play that system he might think about taking the one forward who has been playing that role well and scoring from it all season. or of course he could take wellbad.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.[/p][/quote]It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.[/p][/quote]i just watched the footballer`s football show from last night with les reed. it was very interesting to hear about the way the players are brought through the system and the commitment that SFC have put into the players, a commitment that I hope the players will reciprocate, well at least for a few more years. at every point Mr reed was saying that our youth players have a route through to the first team and its an easy to see route. my opinion of Mr reed has certainly changed from watching. Lalla has said that he might not be where he is in his career if he had left I hope he keeps that in mind when the offers come. we need to progress as a club to keep these players, increasing the stadium would be a start. as for J-rod, i think he has every chance of playing in the world cup, a lot depends on how well he plays for the rest of the season but roy seem to want to play shrek in the middle with a wider forward, sturridge tried but couldn't play that role against Denmark. if roy is going to play that system he might think about taking the one forward who has been playing that role well and scoring from it all season. or of course he could take wellbad. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 5

11:33am Tue 11 Mar 14

DragonSaint says...

Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal.

Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level.

Don't care how they go in just as long as they do!
Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do! DragonSaint
  • Score: 3

11:40am Tue 11 Mar 14

killared says...

DragonSaint wrote:
Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal.

Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level.

Don't care how they go in just as long as they do!
You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do![/p][/quote]You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs killared
  • Score: -1

11:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

DragonSaint says...

killared wrote:
DragonSaint wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do!
You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs
Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do![/p][/quote]You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs[/p][/quote]Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left. DragonSaint
  • Score: 4

11:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

Folkestone Saint says...

We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 7

11:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

DisplacedFan says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
cotswoldsaint wrote:
According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.
That would be amazing. MoPo is certainly talking about 'the future' a lot these days and of how Southampton are still in the early stages of a grand project.
I believe next year, with some astute buys over the summer, will be a telling year for the likes of Luke and others who might be tempted to leave unless we improve on our current year. As history has shown, that is very likely and all will be happy as Saints become the new Red Devils.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: According to today's Telegraph MoPo is in advanced talks with the board on a new, enhanced contract to kerp him at SFC and see off interest from the likes of Spurs and other European clubs. The story says he is also being given assurances about keeping the players he wants to keep. If that's the case it is very good news.[/p][/quote]That would be amazing. MoPo is certainly talking about 'the future' a lot these days and of how Southampton are still in the early stages of a grand project.[/p][/quote]I believe next year, with some astute buys over the summer, will be a telling year for the likes of Luke and others who might be tempted to leave unless we improve on our current year. As history has shown, that is very likely and all will be happy as Saints become the new Red Devils. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

11:59am Tue 11 Mar 14

Egomaniac says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.
It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.
Alas, if players want leave for a "bigger club" there is very little that can be done to stop them these days. Waving their contract at them is a futile gesture if they are determined to leave.
Hopefully we can convince our top players they are better off here than elsewhere. It might be worth telling them what happened to Stevie Williams after he left The Dell for Arsenal before and after every training session.
I agree that some may well get their heads turned. Manure are reported to be prepared to pay £75k a week to Luke and I can't imagine we would match that. The different situation we find ourselves in now though means that clubs won't be paying their valuations, they will be paying ours. It is difficult to keep players who want out but it is not unprecedented. I seem to remember a certain Stan Collymore training with the reserves at Forest when he decided he was too big for the club. Eventually he had to toe the line to get back to playing football. The players can't have it both ways. If they sign five year contracts it is because they have been offered a very good deal to do so and I do think that our current owners, being big business people, are more likely to make them stick to it than the existing dinosaurs at many other clubs.
Can't imagine any player worth his salt going to Man U! They are a has-been bunch this season. I doubt they will make a Champions League spot - and that's normally the carrot to entice top players. I know Rooney has signed a very large contract, but I don't think he will be in Champions League next year! Indeed, I doubt he will be in it this season much longer.

It must be hell being a Man U plastic fan these days!
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: All this positive publicity is making me very nervous. Lallana is a certainty to go to Brazil, Shaw and Lambert possibles with Rodriguez on the fringes. I hope for their personal satisfaction and sense of achievement they all go. However I'm nervous because their success can only add to the pressure being brought to bear by Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs offering opportunities and riches to all our young stars they may see as more difficult to achieve with the Saints and with KL finding it difficult to turn down large transfer fees. For Saints to continue on our fantastic journey it is vital we keep ALL our players and MoPo over the summer whilst adding quality to the squad. Just imagine where we would now be if we had been able to hang on to Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dyer.[/p][/quote]It's nearly time for you to buckle down your seatbelt then. Regardless of whether they go to the wold cup there are already rumours regarding all of our top players. Adam and Luke to Manure, Morgan and Callum to Arse, Luke also to Chelski and ManC. JRod to Liverpool. Gaston back to Italy. Etc etc etc. Can you see us selling Adam and Luke to Manure for £30million for instance. It's not close. That's the price for Luke on his own. This can only be good for the club. We will have difficulty matching the wages on offer by these types of clubs but you are right that any transfer fees will be large. In fact they won't be large they wil be huge, because we have them on long term contracts, we don't need to sell and we don't need the money.The players seem to have bought into the ethic that Nicola Cortese sold them and hopefully some or even all of them will realise that they are where they are today because of Southampton Football Club. It's definitely going to be an interesting close season and I'd love to see us wave two fingers at every big club that thinks they just have to snap their fingers to get what they want. Come on Katharina. Tell them all to p1$$ off.[/p][/quote]Alas, if players want leave for a "bigger club" there is very little that can be done to stop them these days. Waving their contract at them is a futile gesture if they are determined to leave. Hopefully we can convince our top players they are better off here than elsewhere. It might be worth telling them what happened to Stevie Williams after he left The Dell for Arsenal before and after every training session.[/p][/quote]I agree that some may well get their heads turned. Manure are reported to be prepared to pay £75k a week to Luke and I can't imagine we would match that. The different situation we find ourselves in now though means that clubs won't be paying their valuations, they will be paying ours. It is difficult to keep players who want out but it is not unprecedented. I seem to remember a certain Stan Collymore training with the reserves at Forest when he decided he was too big for the club. Eventually he had to toe the line to get back to playing football. The players can't have it both ways. If they sign five year contracts it is because they have been offered a very good deal to do so and I do think that our current owners, being big business people, are more likely to make them stick to it than the existing dinosaurs at many other clubs.[/p][/quote]Can't imagine any player worth his salt going to Man U! They are a has-been bunch this season. I doubt they will make a Champions League spot - and that's normally the carrot to entice top players. I know Rooney has signed a very large contract, but I don't think he will be in Champions League next year! Indeed, I doubt he will be in it this season much longer. It must be hell being a Man U plastic fan these days! Egomaniac
  • Score: 6

12:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Egomaniac says...

DragonSaint wrote:
killared wrote:
DragonSaint wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do!
You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs
Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.
Absolutely right! Both player have been on the wrong end of injury lists ever since they departed Saints. No doubt if they had stayed at St Mary's the story would have been the same.

I suspect we have been better off without them …….. he says tongue in cheek!!
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do![/p][/quote]You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs[/p][/quote]Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right! Both player have been on the wrong end of injury lists ever since they departed Saints. No doubt if they had stayed at St Mary's the story would have been the same. I suspect we have been better off without them …….. he says tongue in cheek!! Egomaniac
  • Score: 2

12:12pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Romsey Larry says...

If the current squad and manager stays together, even greater success is on the cards. More importantly, they are a happy squad and Poch is the biz. How refreshing to see players prefer to stay and be guided by Poch and improve their game continuously, with the certain knowledge that their value will go up anyway. Rather than go to an impersonal large squad of one of the big clubs and possibly be on the fringes. Other bonus.......... Saints go top four, which Poch has ambitions for. Then the stars stay and we consolidate. Go for it! End the season with a resounding victory at St Mary's over the current champions and send a message that '" you ain't seen nuthin yet!!! "
If the current squad and manager stays together, even greater success is on the cards. More importantly, they are a happy squad and Poch is the biz. How refreshing to see players prefer to stay and be guided by Poch and improve their game continuously, with the certain knowledge that their value will go up anyway. Rather than go to an impersonal large squad of one of the big clubs and possibly be on the fringes. Other bonus.......... Saints go top four, which Poch has ambitions for. Then the stars stay and we consolidate. Go for it! End the season with a resounding victory at St Mary's over the current champions and send a message that '" you ain't seen nuthin yet!!! " Romsey Larry
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

killared says...

Egomaniac wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
killared wrote:
DragonSaint wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do!
You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs
Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.
Absolutely right! Both player have been on the wrong end of injury lists ever since they departed Saints. No doubt if they had stayed at St Mary's the story would have been the same.

I suspect we have been better off without them …….. he says tongue in cheek!!
You can say what you want but both of them are England regular and don't forget that the sale of these two help Saint when the club almost die !
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do![/p][/quote]You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs[/p][/quote]Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right! Both player have been on the wrong end of injury lists ever since they departed Saints. No doubt if they had stayed at St Mary's the story would have been the same. I suspect we have been better off without them …….. he says tongue in cheek!![/p][/quote]You can say what you want but both of them are England regular and don't forget that the sale of these two help Saint when the club almost die ! killared
  • Score: -1

12:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: -10

12:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bathsaints says...

Poch staying could be key..there seems to be a bond between the players and the manager in a way there hasn't previously, lets hope he stays and the players do too. Being a Saints player won't hamper their england chances if anything it'll help them, they'll play week in and week out and we are going in the right direction. Luke and Adam and Jay they are all young enough to at least give us a couple of more years and see if we can get champions league football here. Why anyone would consider man utd in their current state where even europa league football isn't a given and it'll take more than a year or 2 before they've rebuilt I do not know. As for the chelsea's and man city's well why would you go there and run the risk of benchwarming...money is the only incentive because champions league football could well be heading our way in the next few seasons....anyway lets just hope we continue moving forward and that our young stars remain excited by being with us. COYR...
Poch staying could be key..there seems to be a bond between the players and the manager in a way there hasn't previously, lets hope he stays and the players do too. Being a Saints player won't hamper their england chances if anything it'll help them, they'll play week in and week out and we are going in the right direction. Luke and Adam and Jay they are all young enough to at least give us a couple of more years and see if we can get champions league football here. Why anyone would consider man utd in their current state where even europa league football isn't a given and it'll take more than a year or 2 before they've rebuilt I do not know. As for the chelsea's and man city's well why would you go there and run the risk of benchwarming...money is the only incentive because champions league football could well be heading our way in the next few seasons....anyway lets just hope we continue moving forward and that our young stars remain excited by being with us. COYR... bathsaints
  • Score: 3

2:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

milton road says...

I think MP will stay his word language has been positive about the future. He also has a freedom to manage here that would be curtailed elsewhere. Few have the infrastructure behind the club or quality we have. He has virtually all the tools any manager could wish for. He has several young players coming through who are quality that haven't even reached the first team yet. He will no doubt get a large transfer kitty of around 30 mil again. we have young players who are happy to stay at Saints and that is the players words. All the time our players see progress they will stick with us.
Priority for us would be a keeper, CB, LB to cover, and a clinical finisher.
I don't think any of our young internationals will forget that they have been picked because they play for Saints not despite it. Over the last five years we have showed continual improvement and there is no reason why that cannot continue.
I think MP will stay his word language has been positive about the future. He also has a freedom to manage here that would be curtailed elsewhere. Few have the infrastructure behind the club or quality we have. He has virtually all the tools any manager could wish for. He has several young players coming through who are quality that haven't even reached the first team yet. He will no doubt get a large transfer kitty of around 30 mil again. we have young players who are happy to stay at Saints and that is the players words. All the time our players see progress they will stick with us. Priority for us would be a keeper, CB, LB to cover, and a clinical finisher. I don't think any of our young internationals will forget that they have been picked because they play for Saints not despite it. Over the last five years we have showed continual improvement and there is no reason why that cannot continue. milton road
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Saintsayer II says...

How could anyone pick Welbeck before J-Rod I think thats who he will be competeing with for a seat on that plane
How could anyone pick Welbeck before J-Rod I think thats who he will be competeing with for a seat on that plane Saintsayer II
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Anyone that listened to what Les Reed said on the FFS should feel reassured, Poch was obviously brought in at a time when the project needed him, he was simply the right man for the job, it will incredibly difficult to find a match should he choose to go. The other significant statement was the one where Les Reed said we are producing players for Southampton FC not for any other League Clubs. If that is the case why would it make sense to want to sell our best talent on, particularly if we are holding our own financially. Football of course is very nebulous and things can change very quickly, but at the moment the signs are favourable for us as long as we continue to support the team and back the Club.
Anyone that listened to what Les Reed said on the FFS should feel reassured, Poch was obviously brought in at a time when the project needed him, he was simply the right man for the job, it will incredibly difficult to find a match should he choose to go. The other significant statement was the one where Les Reed said we are producing players for Southampton FC not for any other League Clubs. If that is the case why would it make sense to want to sell our best talent on, particularly if we are holding our own financially. Football of course is very nebulous and things can change very quickly, but at the moment the signs are favourable for us as long as we continue to support the team and back the Club. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

2:59pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour.

By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.[/p][/quote]You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour. By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

3:01pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
How could anyone pick Welbeck before J-Rod I think thats who he will be competeing with for a seat on that plane
Not saying I'd pick Welbeck over JRod, but I can't figure why so many people post negative comments about him.
He is a very talented player who, with more game time, could eliminate the inconsistency in his play, much in the same way JRod has done this season.
He also suffers from being played out of position so that Van Persie and Rooney can play down the middle.
If he was available, I'd more than welcome him to our squad.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: How could anyone pick Welbeck before J-Rod I think thats who he will be competeing with for a seat on that plane[/p][/quote]Not saying I'd pick Welbeck over JRod, but I can't figure why so many people post negative comments about him. He is a very talented player who, with more game time, could eliminate the inconsistency in his play, much in the same way JRod has done this season. He also suffers from being played out of position so that Van Persie and Rooney can play down the middle. If he was available, I'd more than welcome him to our squad. Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

3:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

killared wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
killared wrote:
DragonSaint wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do!
You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs
Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.
Absolutely right! Both player have been on the wrong end of injury lists ever since they departed Saints. No doubt if they had stayed at St Mary's the story would have been the same.

I suspect we have been better off without them …….. he says tongue in cheek!!
You can say what you want but both of them are England regular and don't forget that the sale of these two help Saint when the club almost die !
Sacré bleu, Killered! Get it right. Neither sale had anything to do with the financial problems!

Theo left BEFORE the real crisis (in 2006, a year before we just failed to get promoted through the playoffs) and Oxo left AFTER the real crisis (in 2011, a year after the arrival of Markus).

It's an easy mistake to make but you must be getting them muddled up with Drew Surman and David McGoldrick.

As for whether or not players who leave progress, I don't think it's possible to say that all succeed or all fail. Of those who have gone on and done okay, the ones who stand out for me are probably Chivers, Shearer and Bale. On balance, more seem to progress slower than they might have expected. Matthew Mills anyone?
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: Recurring theme with players leaving. Rarely do they do well - especially at ManU and Arsenal. Jay Rod is unlikely to do well at international because it operates at a different pace and the opportunity to run at defences doesnt seem to be there. Also he is so good at scoring opportunistic goals, as on saturday, and odd goals where I am sure he didnt mean to hit it like that but it went in anyway. Those I believe are his strengths and I love him for it - just not sure its going to happen at international level. Don't care how they go in just as long as they do![/p][/quote]You wrong The OX will start tonight for Arsenal vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Theo Walcott before he got injured for the second time was on fire for Arsenal he even scored vs Spurs[/p][/quote]Both of them havent come along as we and they would have hoped because of injuries - not saying they havent done well but more that they have been cursed by injuries since they left.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right! Both player have been on the wrong end of injury lists ever since they departed Saints. No doubt if they had stayed at St Mary's the story would have been the same. I suspect we have been better off without them …….. he says tongue in cheek!![/p][/quote]You can say what you want but both of them are England regular and don't forget that the sale of these two help Saint when the club almost die ![/p][/quote]Sacré bleu, Killered! Get it right. Neither sale had anything to do with the financial problems! Theo left BEFORE the real crisis (in 2006, a year before we just failed to get promoted through the playoffs) and Oxo left AFTER the real crisis (in 2011, a year after the arrival of Markus). It's an easy mistake to make but you must be getting them muddled up with Drew Surman and David McGoldrick. As for whether or not players who leave progress, I don't think it's possible to say that all succeed or all fail. Of those who have gone on and done okay, the ones who stand out for me are probably Chivers, Shearer and Bale. On balance, more seem to progress slower than they might have expected. Matthew Mills anyone? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour.

By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.
I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.[/p][/quote]You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour. By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.[/p][/quote]I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know, Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 2

4:25pm Tue 11 Mar 14

BracknellSaint says...

milton road wrote:
I think MP will stay his word language has been positive about the future. He also has a freedom to manage here that would be curtailed elsewhere. Few have the infrastructure behind the club or quality we have. He has virtually all the tools any manager could wish for. He has several young players coming through who are quality that haven't even reached the first team yet. He will no doubt get a large transfer kitty of around 30 mil again. we have young players who are happy to stay at Saints and that is the players words. All the time our players see progress they will stick with us.
Priority for us would be a keeper, CB, LB to cover, and a clinical finisher.
I don't think any of our young internationals will forget that they have been picked because they play for Saints not despite it. Over the last five years we have showed continual improvement and there is no reason why that cannot continue.
Totally agree about a clinical finisher.
LB I'm not so worried about-if Targett is as good as people say, he'll come through, and Clyne or Chambers could also back up.
Chambers also apparently has something to offer as a CB? Although if we could get another Lovren, wouldn't turn it down.
Actually hope we don't buy too much in the summer-I'm more interested to see Reed, Isgrove, Rowe,Stephens, Gallagher, Targett and a few more come through. But a true goal scorer is a must.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: I think MP will stay his word language has been positive about the future. He also has a freedom to manage here that would be curtailed elsewhere. Few have the infrastructure behind the club or quality we have. He has virtually all the tools any manager could wish for. He has several young players coming through who are quality that haven't even reached the first team yet. He will no doubt get a large transfer kitty of around 30 mil again. we have young players who are happy to stay at Saints and that is the players words. All the time our players see progress they will stick with us. Priority for us would be a keeper, CB, LB to cover, and a clinical finisher. I don't think any of our young internationals will forget that they have been picked because they play for Saints not despite it. Over the last five years we have showed continual improvement and there is no reason why that cannot continue.[/p][/quote]Totally agree about a clinical finisher. LB I'm not so worried about-if Targett is as good as people say, he'll come through, and Clyne or Chambers could also back up. Chambers also apparently has something to offer as a CB? Although if we could get another Lovren, wouldn't turn it down. Actually hope we don't buy too much in the summer-I'm more interested to see Reed, Isgrove, Rowe,Stephens, Gallagher, Targett and a few more come through. But a true goal scorer is a must. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Tue 11 Mar 14

right back in the bar says...

It doesn't get any bigger than being part of the world cup squad and we wish the best for our players and hope they get selected. But Roy Hogdson is a negative, bumbling, interfering, tactically inept buffoon, utterly hopeless as has been proven by England's last 3 performances. You can bet he will bottle it and pick the team of 'has beens' and proven failures (unlikely to have more than 1 Saints player who even then will only play a bit part). I only see a new nadir in the demoralising exploits of the English national team - visions of Irish Rooney huffing and puffing his way through another tournament, frustrated, abusing media and fans alike, and probably getting sent off in a key game. England have never been successful in the lifetime I can remember and under Roy Hodgson we are farther from success than ever before. Good luck to Morgan and French squad selection, why on earth would he want to join the chumps that pass for internationals in the England squad? (Saints players excluded of course).
It doesn't get any bigger than being part of the world cup squad and we wish the best for our players and hope they get selected. But Roy Hogdson is a negative, bumbling, interfering, tactically inept buffoon, utterly hopeless as has been proven by England's last 3 performances. You can bet he will bottle it and pick the team of 'has beens' and proven failures (unlikely to have more than 1 Saints player who even then will only play a bit part). I only see a new nadir in the demoralising exploits of the English national team - visions of Irish Rooney huffing and puffing his way through another tournament, frustrated, abusing media and fans alike, and probably getting sent off in a key game. England have never been successful in the lifetime I can remember and under Roy Hodgson we are farther from success than ever before. Good luck to Morgan and French squad selection, why on earth would he want to join the chumps that pass for internationals in the England squad? (Saints players excluded of course). right back in the bar
  • Score: 1

6:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

lambo83 says...

If Wellbeck played for saints and scored 20 goals in 80 appearances and Jay Rod played for untied and scored 17 goals in 64 appearances we all know how would have 21 caps for England and who would have 1.

Hopefully the tide is changing though.
If Wellbeck played for saints and scored 20 goals in 80 appearances and Jay Rod played for untied and scored 17 goals in 64 appearances we all know how would have 21 caps for England and who would have 1. Hopefully the tide is changing though. lambo83
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

right back in the bar wrote:
It doesn't get any bigger than being part of the world cup squad and we wish the best for our players and hope they get selected. But Roy Hogdson is a negative, bumbling, interfering, tactically inept buffoon, utterly hopeless as has been proven by England's last 3 performances. You can bet he will bottle it and pick the team of 'has beens' and proven failures (unlikely to have more than 1 Saints player who even then will only play a bit part). I only see a new nadir in the demoralising exploits of the English national team - visions of Irish Rooney huffing and puffing his way through another tournament, frustrated, abusing media and fans alike, and probably getting sent off in a key game. England have never been successful in the lifetime I can remember and under Roy Hodgson we are farther from success than ever before. Good luck to Morgan and French squad selection, why on earth would he want to join the chumps that pass for internationals in the England squad? (Saints players excluded of course).
I fully expect England to play very negative tactics in the early games as usual. We will then stumble towards the last game needing another team to lose in order for us to progress as usual. Woy will spend the entire tournament looking like a rabbit stuck in the headlights. The press will be full of criticism of the inept performances by our supposed big name players. And there will be a sentence or two about the only stand out players. I.e. Luke and Adam. Roll on the next Premier League season!!
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: It doesn't get any bigger than being part of the world cup squad and we wish the best for our players and hope they get selected. But Roy Hogdson is a negative, bumbling, interfering, tactically inept buffoon, utterly hopeless as has been proven by England's last 3 performances. You can bet he will bottle it and pick the team of 'has beens' and proven failures (unlikely to have more than 1 Saints player who even then will only play a bit part). I only see a new nadir in the demoralising exploits of the English national team - visions of Irish Rooney huffing and puffing his way through another tournament, frustrated, abusing media and fans alike, and probably getting sent off in a key game. England have never been successful in the lifetime I can remember and under Roy Hodgson we are farther from success than ever before. Good luck to Morgan and French squad selection, why on earth would he want to join the chumps that pass for internationals in the England squad? (Saints players excluded of course).[/p][/quote]I fully expect England to play very negative tactics in the early games as usual. We will then stumble towards the last game needing another team to lose in order for us to progress as usual. Woy will spend the entire tournament looking like a rabbit stuck in the headlights. The press will be full of criticism of the inept performances by our supposed big name players. And there will be a sentence or two about the only stand out players. I.e. Luke and Adam. Roll on the next Premier League season!! Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Baba Booey says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour.

By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.
I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,
If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.[/p][/quote]You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour. By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.[/p][/quote]I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,[/p][/quote]If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny. Baba Booey
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

st1halo says...

Baba Booey wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour.

By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.
I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,
If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.
*wooosh*

I'm enjoying the humour Folky but it seems others are just not getting it!

STID
[quote][p][bold]Baba Booey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.[/p][/quote]You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour. By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.[/p][/quote]I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,[/p][/quote]If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.[/p][/quote]*wooosh* I'm enjoying the humour Folky but it seems others are just not getting it! STID st1halo
  • Score: 3

8:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

st1halo says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
How could anyone pick Welbeck before J-Rod I think thats who he will be competeing with for a seat on that plane
Not saying I'd pick Welbeck over JRod, but I can't figure why so many people post negative comments about him.
He is a very talented player who, with more game time, could eliminate the inconsistency in his play, much in the same way JRod has done this season.
He also suffers from being played out of position so that Van Persie and Rooney can play down the middle.
If he was available, I'd more than welcome him to our squad.
Agree Baz. Definitely talented with a good eye for goal. Just playing in a team full of prima donnas.. He'd do better with us.

STID
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: How could anyone pick Welbeck before J-Rod I think thats who he will be competeing with for a seat on that plane[/p][/quote]Not saying I'd pick Welbeck over JRod, but I can't figure why so many people post negative comments about him. He is a very talented player who, with more game time, could eliminate the inconsistency in his play, much in the same way JRod has done this season. He also suffers from being played out of position so that Van Persie and Rooney can play down the middle. If he was available, I'd more than welcome him to our squad.[/p][/quote]Agree Baz. Definitely talented with a good eye for goal. Just playing in a team full of prima donnas.. He'd do better with us. STID st1halo
  • Score: 0

9:38pm Tue 11 Mar 14

circa 66 saint says...

st1halo wrote:
Baba Booey wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour.

By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.
I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,
If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.
*wooosh*

I'm enjoying the humour Folky but it seems others are just not getting it!

STID
Absolutely brilliant that went overhead higher and faster than Concorde
That was also a 70's thing
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baba Booey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.[/p][/quote]You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour. By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.[/p][/quote]I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,[/p][/quote]If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.[/p][/quote]*wooosh* I'm enjoying the humour Folky but it seems others are just not getting it! STID[/p][/quote]Absolutely brilliant that went overhead higher and faster than Concorde That was also a 70's thing circa 66 saint
  • Score: 2

9:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

well arsenil have just been kicked out of the chumps league (what are arsenil champs of, finishing 4th?). after watching that display I would have to wonder why any of our players would want to move to the new library in the summer.
with all the talk of players going or coming I hope we don't sign anyone like robben, not that hes a bad player its because if he played for us I would be embarrassed at all the diving. robben went down so easy at points that its beyond a joke, the FA, eufa and fifa should look at some of his dives and ask themselves is that the way they want the game to go. at one point robben went down screaming in pain and asking for a pen 3-4 steps after being lightly brushed. if dives this bad go unpunished then the game will be lost and players will be going over left right and centre when another player comes within 2 foot of them. bring in replay panels for diving and ban players for 4 games a time. I hope they sort it out but I`m not holding my breath.
well arsenil have just been kicked out of the chumps league (what are arsenil champs of, finishing 4th?). after watching that display I would have to wonder why any of our players would want to move to the new library in the summer. with all the talk of players going or coming I hope we don't sign anyone like robben, not that hes a bad player its because if he played for us I would be embarrassed at all the diving. robben went down so easy at points that its beyond a joke, the FA, eufa and fifa should look at some of his dives and ask themselves is that the way they want the game to go. at one point robben went down screaming in pain and asking for a pen 3-4 steps after being lightly brushed. if dives this bad go unpunished then the game will be lost and players will be going over left right and centre when another player comes within 2 foot of them. bring in replay panels for diving and ban players for 4 games a time. I hope they sort it out but I`m not holding my breath. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

10:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

circa 66 saint says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
well arsenil have just been kicked out of the chumps league (what are arsenil champs of, finishing 4th?). after watching that display I would have to wonder why any of our players would want to move to the new library in the summer.
with all the talk of players going or coming I hope we don't sign anyone like robben, not that hes a bad player its because if he played for us I would be embarrassed at all the diving. robben went down so easy at points that its beyond a joke, the FA, eufa and fifa should look at some of his dives and ask themselves is that the way they want the game to go. at one point robben went down screaming in pain and asking for a pen 3-4 steps after being lightly brushed. if dives this bad go unpunished then the game will be lost and players will be going over left right and centre when another player comes within 2 foot of them. bring in replay panels for diving and ban players for 4 games a time. I hope they sort it out but I`m not holding my breath.
Problem is this is now part of the modern game. I'm just glad to have seen proper footballers from the 60's and 70's who would try to stay on their feet despite the likes of Norman (bites her legs) Hunter and Chopper Harris and co
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: well arsenil have just been kicked out of the chumps league (what are arsenil champs of, finishing 4th?). after watching that display I would have to wonder why any of our players would want to move to the new library in the summer. with all the talk of players going or coming I hope we don't sign anyone like robben, not that hes a bad player its because if he played for us I would be embarrassed at all the diving. robben went down so easy at points that its beyond a joke, the FA, eufa and fifa should look at some of his dives and ask themselves is that the way they want the game to go. at one point robben went down screaming in pain and asking for a pen 3-4 steps after being lightly brushed. if dives this bad go unpunished then the game will be lost and players will be going over left right and centre when another player comes within 2 foot of them. bring in replay panels for diving and ban players for 4 games a time. I hope they sort it out but I`m not holding my breath.[/p][/quote]Problem is this is now part of the modern game. I'm just glad to have seen proper footballers from the 60's and 70's who would try to stay on their feet despite the likes of Norman (bites her legs) Hunter and Chopper Harris and co circa 66 saint
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Baba Booey wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect
To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.
You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour.

By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.
I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,
If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.
*wooosh*

I'm enjoying the humour Folky but it seems others are just not getting it!

STID
Absolutely brilliant that went overhead higher and faster than Concorde
That was also a 70's thing
I did warn him :-)
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baba Booey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: We all know it's not down to Roy or the F.A. who picks the team, it's either Esso or Sainsburys as they are the ones who supply the coins or minitures for us to collect[/p][/quote]To the person who thummed me down, you do know that was a joke right? or do you not have humour in your little life.[/p][/quote]You forgot the cardinal rule, Folkestone - people posting on here are not allowed to have a sense of humour. By the way, has anyone got a 1970 Peter Bonetti? I'll exchange a Peter Storey AND a Frannie Lee and could chuck in a Colin Bell at a pinch.[/p][/quote]I actually remember having a Colin Bell gum card, and some bloke called Best who they say was quite good back then, oh and the whole set of "Captain Scarlet", he played in red you know,[/p][/quote]If you are talking about Colin Bell that would make it the 70s, which means the bloke called Best would probably be the George Best. How could you not have twigged? If you still have the card you could flog it on Ebay for a pretty penny.[/p][/quote]*wooosh* I'm enjoying the humour Folky but it seems others are just not getting it! STID[/p][/quote]Absolutely brilliant that went overhead higher and faster than Concorde That was also a 70's thing[/p][/quote]I did warn him :-) Strasbourg Saint
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