Poch 'focussed on Saints'

Daily Echo: Maricio Pochettino Maricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino again found himself having to fend off questions about his future after Saints’ 1-0 win at Swansea.

A statement by Les Reed just over a week ago took the heat off of Pochettino temporarily.

But with the season running towards a close, the manager’s contract situation is back in the headlines with Tottenham again said to be eyeing a move for the Saints boss.

Pochettino has one year left to run on his contract and there is little chance of talks taking place over extending it before the end of the campaign.

Many of the club’s senior players have made it clear they wish Pochettino to stay, with fans fearing a domino effect out of the St Mary’s exit door if the manager doesn’t commit soon.

“I am not really one to talk about my personal situation. I don’t really like to talk about my own contractual situation,” said Pochettino.

“I am just focussed on being the manager of this team and doing what’s best for this team. “I am focussed completely on the competition.

“I understand all the rumours surrounding me and the future of a lot of players but, as Les Reed mentioned last week, these things will be spoken about at the end of the season.”

When pushed further, he added: “It’s only normal that these things are going to come up.

“I still have one more year left on my contract and it’s only logical that these rumours are going to come up, all this talk about the future is going to come up.

“For the moment we are just busy planning the pre-season and looking ahead to the future.”

Having had a good season this time out, there is a hope that Saints will build for a brighter future.

Pochettino will not set any targets, until he knows the reality of what has happened during the summer.

He said: “Once we play the last game of the season, and also the summer has gone by and we have done the entire pre-season, then we will be able to set ourselves the proper goals we are able to go for next season.”

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7:00am Mon 5 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

"A statement by Les Reed just over a week ago took the heat off of Pochettino temporarily"

Yes, for about 10 minutes!

MoPo and the boys will stay together and take us above the Spuds next season. I am getting fed up of turning the PC on and seeing a story about MoPo, Luke, Adam, Morgan, Dejan, Callum, Rickie, J-Rod all going off to "bigger" clubs... our next five year plan? Maybe we will be recognised as a "big" club playing the Saints way
"A statement by Les Reed just over a week ago took the heat off of Pochettino temporarily" Yes, for about 10 minutes! MoPo and the boys will stay together and take us above the Spuds next season. I am getting fed up of turning the PC on and seeing a story about MoPo, Luke, Adam, Morgan, Dejan, Callum, Rickie, J-Rod all going off to "bigger" clubs... our next five year plan? Maybe we will be recognised as a "big" club playing the Saints way Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 21

7:00am Mon 5 May 14

Chicago Saint says...

And which part part of this article is news once again Echo???
And which part part of this article is news once again Echo??? Chicago Saint
  • Score: 6

8:26am Mon 5 May 14

jezza says...

Has anyone else noticed how most of the rumours about Saints stem from one newspaper, whose Chief Football Correspondent still seems intent on destroying everything Saints have achieved?

You may have managed to get rid of Mr Cortese with your reverse psychology, but the club stayed solid and, if anything, got even better. Despite your constant reminders that Mauricio said he would leave if NC did, he hasn't and instead has led us to one of our best seasons ever.

The only reason he will leave is if the club don't match his ambition. End of. He won't leave just because the papers link him with other clubs, (I mean, Spurs? Come off it - does anyone believe Mauricio's training methods would be accepted by their "star" players? He'd be ousted AVB style inside 6 months), and he is certainly too shrewd to be troubled by "news" reports that the club are already talking to other managers or selling players behind his back.

Just face it - this great club will always survive and there is nothing the papers can do about it, however clever/deceitful their games.

So please, it's time to find another target.

COYR
Has anyone else noticed how most of the rumours about Saints stem from one newspaper, whose Chief Football Correspondent still seems intent on destroying everything Saints have achieved? You may have managed to get rid of Mr Cortese with your reverse psychology, but the club stayed solid and, if anything, got even better. Despite your constant reminders that Mauricio said he would leave if NC did, he hasn't and instead has led us to one of our best seasons ever. The only reason he will leave is if the club don't match his ambition. End of. He won't leave just because the papers link him with other clubs, (I mean, Spurs? Come off it - does anyone believe Mauricio's training methods would be accepted by their "star" players? He'd be ousted AVB style inside 6 months), and he is certainly too shrewd to be troubled by "news" reports that the club are already talking to other managers or selling players behind his back. Just face it - this great club will always survive and there is nothing the papers can do about it, however clever/deceitful their games. So please, it's time to find another target. COYR jezza
  • Score: 25

8:46am Mon 5 May 14

AdamG10 says...

Dear DE I understand you have duty to report on this rumour mongering surrounding our club at the moment. However, I'm getting tired of reading all of the monotonous regurgitated drivel courtesy of the Daily Fail. Instead of articles suggesting that there could be a mass exodus at the club over the coming months, how about some write ups linking us with players that may be on their way to St. Mary's instead of all the doom and gloom? Just a few I've read about on other sites include Danny Ings, Kasper Schmeical and the Celtic centre back Van Dijk. Surely Saints fans would like to read articles of this nature rather than constant 'will he leave won't he leave' write ups. Anyway up the Saints!
Dear DE I understand you have duty to report on this rumour mongering surrounding our club at the moment. However, I'm getting tired of reading all of the monotonous regurgitated drivel courtesy of the Daily Fail. Instead of articles suggesting that there could be a mass exodus at the club over the coming months, how about some write ups linking us with players that may be on their way to St. Mary's instead of all the doom and gloom? Just a few I've read about on other sites include Danny Ings, Kasper Schmeical and the Celtic centre back Van Dijk. Surely Saints fans would like to read articles of this nature rather than constant 'will he leave won't he leave' write ups. Anyway up the Saints! AdamG10
  • Score: 27

9:17am Mon 5 May 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

All MP had to say in the interview was, 'I'm perfectly happy to be Southampton manager and will remain so next season'

The fact he didn't speaks volumes.

He's off.

COYS
All MP had to say in the interview was, 'I'm perfectly happy to be Southampton manager and will remain so next season' The fact he didn't speaks volumes. He's off. COYS Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: -23

9:24am Mon 5 May 14

Malcombe says...

jezza a fantastic analysis except what paper are you referring to is it the one our comments are published? Like you I cannot understand why Southampton are in the news about the Manager and the Players leaving rather than the successful season and the beautiful Football for all to admire, all the Supporters are fed up to the teeth.

There's more gossip this morning and I wish I wasn't tempted to look, Morgan is off to Arsenal, what a cheek when Wenger released him 7 years ago and anyway what's happening to there youth Academy and there's more, all Saints Fans can now relax and stop worrying because can we all believe MoPo is not good enough and he's not the first choice to Manage Spurs ( thank goodness for that I wish he was the 50th) he is 2nd choice because Frank de Boer is preferred but there's a chance he might turn it down, that tells me that all this tittle tattle is only that because there's no definite proof, someone sows a seed it spirals into a Tree that's out of order and sheds it's rumours and rubbish.

I'm sure all Saints fan know that all the Players are ambitious and are on board with MoPo to change the status of the Club from an also run who makes up the numbers in the Premiership to a top Club, up until Nicola Cortese left there was only one direction to get there and that's onwards and upwards so why should it change?
I do take a crumb of comfort by hearing the words from MoPo who has repeated several times that he and Les Reed are already planning for next season and I really want to believe that he and the Players are staying, if we all believed the gossip the Manager and 10 Players will be leaving, one thing is definite if it this was total gossip started by Agitators it will be a very good test that Loyalty prevails and money doesn't always talk.
jezza a fantastic analysis except what paper are you referring to is it the one our comments are published? Like you I cannot understand why Southampton are in the news about the Manager and the Players leaving rather than the successful season and the beautiful Football for all to admire, all the Supporters are fed up to the teeth. There's more gossip this morning and I wish I wasn't tempted to look, Morgan is off to Arsenal, what a cheek when Wenger released him 7 years ago and anyway what's happening to there youth Academy and there's more, all Saints Fans can now relax and stop worrying because can we all believe MoPo is not good enough and he's not the first choice to Manage Spurs ( thank goodness for that I wish he was the 50th) he is 2nd choice because Frank de Boer is preferred but there's a chance he might turn it down, that tells me that all this tittle tattle is only that because there's no definite proof, someone sows a seed it spirals into a Tree that's out of order and sheds it's rumours and rubbish. I'm sure all Saints fan know that all the Players are ambitious and are on board with MoPo to change the status of the Club from an also run who makes up the numbers in the Premiership to a top Club, up until Nicola Cortese left there was only one direction to get there and that's onwards and upwards so why should it change? I do take a crumb of comfort by hearing the words from MoPo who has repeated several times that he and Les Reed are already planning for next season and I really want to believe that he and the Players are staying, if we all believed the gossip the Manager and 10 Players will be leaving, one thing is definite if it this was total gossip started by Agitators it will be a very good test that Loyalty prevails and money doesn't always talk. Malcombe
  • Score: 4

9:56am Mon 5 May 14

StElsass says...

If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question?
If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.
If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question? If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like. StElsass
  • Score: 2

10:09am Mon 5 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.
Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now. bigfella777
  • Score: -15

10:47am Mon 5 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
All MP had to say in the interview was, 'I'm perfectly happy to be Southampton manager and will remain so next season'

The fact he didn't speaks volumes.

He's off.

COYS
He could have said "I am leaving", but he didn't do that either, so he is staying for the time being, please stop making things up, it upsets the natives.
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: All MP had to say in the interview was, 'I'm perfectly happy to be Southampton manager and will remain so next season' The fact he didn't speaks volumes. He's off. COYS[/p][/quote]He could have said "I am leaving", but he didn't do that either, so he is staying for the time being, please stop making things up, it upsets the natives. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

10:52am Mon 5 May 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

StElsass wrote:
If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question?
If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.
What did he say?
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question? If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.[/p][/quote]What did he say? TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Mon 5 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
All MP had to say in the interview was, 'I'm perfectly happy to be Southampton manager and will remain so next season'

The fact he didn't speaks volumes.

He's off.

COYS
He could have said "I am leaving", but he didn't do that either, so he is staying for the time being, please stop making things up, it upsets the natives.
he also isn't going to say I am going to stay whilst/before contract negotiations, therefore weakening his position. he is saying all the right things to the reporters when constantly being asked the same question, I loved the way he brushed aside the questions on MOTD laughing and saying its great that other clubs are looking at our players as it means they have done well!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: All MP had to say in the interview was, 'I'm perfectly happy to be Southampton manager and will remain so next season' The fact he didn't speaks volumes. He's off. COYS[/p][/quote]He could have said "I am leaving", but he didn't do that either, so he is staying for the time being, please stop making things up, it upsets the natives.[/p][/quote]he also isn't going to say I am going to stay whilst/before contract negotiations, therefore weakening his position. he is saying all the right things to the reporters when constantly being asked the same question, I loved the way he brushed aside the questions on MOTD laughing and saying its great that other clubs are looking at our players as it means they have done well! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

12:43pm Mon 5 May 14

promised land says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.
He has to offered a deal before he can sign. Works both ways.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.[/p][/quote]He has to offered a deal before he can sign. Works both ways. promised land
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Mon 5 May 14

jls217 says...

Manager going, signing new contract, taking up rugby instead - the Daily Mail has reported all sorts of nonsense about Poochy and the team and I think they've covered just about every possible eventuality so inevitably they will be able to say they got the story right months before anyone else.

I sincerely hope this squad and under Poochy too will be there to thrill us next season and several more after that. Our top players will attract interest from the sharks and one or two may even be seduced by the wages and the possibility of trophies. That's a fact and also a shame. However, if there is big money coming in for a player or two and we lose a couple of old faithfuls because it's time for them to move on it will leave us with a substantial war chest - what is more important to the club than anything else is how well that war chest is used no matter how small or large it is. There are some truly great players available free at the end of the season and one or two youngsters who could be signed to replace those who decide to move on.
The most important factor is Poochy staying so he can bring that raw talent on to play in his style - the Saints way. The only one we need to really worry about replacing is Shaw - he is a rare full back but I suspect in future years he will do a Bale and move to the wing anyway. There are a couple of good quality LB's out there who can do a good job for us but we have to remind ourselves there can only be one Luke Shaw and he may not be in a Saints shirt for ever. We need another quality keeper to put the pressure on Borat and to keep reminding Gazza of how high the bar is if he's going to make the grade. We need a quality older head CB and a good youngster in case Dejan decides to pack his bags. Our MF seems to get better with every game and we only need a pacy winger to round that off (unless Adam goes - and I think he will) we need an old tested striker and another bright young star to round it off up front. The jury has to be out on whether Sam will become a household name or not. Right now he's just raw talent with little finesse or guile but he can be taught. No gloom or doom from me as I still say our best season will be the next one. There are two good keepers going down Ruddy and Marshall who would fit the bill, Caulker, Frazier Campbell could do well for us, Mcmanaman (if they don't gain promotion) Creswell, Ings, Diouf and Gomis (both free agents and top notch strikers) Hunt - Just take a look at that list and the names you all could probably add to that and I don't think Saints have too much to worry about. Roll on next season no matter who is wearing the shirt.
Manager going, signing new contract, taking up rugby instead - the Daily Mail has reported all sorts of nonsense about Poochy and the team and I think they've covered just about every possible eventuality so inevitably they will be able to say they got the story right months before anyone else. I sincerely hope this squad and under Poochy too will be there to thrill us next season and several more after that. Our top players will attract interest from the sharks and one or two may even be seduced by the wages and the possibility of trophies. That's a fact and also a shame. However, if there is big money coming in for a player or two and we lose a couple of old faithfuls because it's time for them to move on it will leave us with a substantial war chest - what is more important to the club than anything else is how well that war chest is used no matter how small or large it is. There are some truly great players available free at the end of the season and one or two youngsters who could be signed to replace those who decide to move on. The most important factor is Poochy staying so he can bring that raw talent on to play in his style - the Saints way. The only one we need to really worry about replacing is Shaw - he is a rare full back but I suspect in future years he will do a Bale and move to the wing anyway. There are a couple of good quality LB's out there who can do a good job for us but we have to remind ourselves there can only be one Luke Shaw and he may not be in a Saints shirt for ever. We need another quality keeper to put the pressure on Borat and to keep reminding Gazza of how high the bar is if he's going to make the grade. We need a quality older head CB and a good youngster in case Dejan decides to pack his bags. Our MF seems to get better with every game and we only need a pacy winger to round that off (unless Adam goes - and I think he will) we need an old tested striker and another bright young star to round it off up front. The jury has to be out on whether Sam will become a household name or not. Right now he's just raw talent with little finesse or guile but he can be taught. No gloom or doom from me as I still say our best season will be the next one. There are two good keepers going down Ruddy and Marshall who would fit the bill, Caulker, Frazier Campbell could do well for us, Mcmanaman (if they don't gain promotion) Creswell, Ings, Diouf and Gomis (both free agents and top notch strikers) Hunt - Just take a look at that list and the names you all could probably add to that and I don't think Saints have too much to worry about. Roll on next season no matter who is wearing the shirt. jls217
  • Score: -2

12:58pm Mon 5 May 14

StElsass says...

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
StElsass wrote:
If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question?
If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.
What did he say?
I wasn't there so I can only repeat what I'be been told, a bit like a daily mail journalist.
According to reports 😃 He said he "was planning to stay".
That's it, I'm now a daily mail reporter 😁
[quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question? If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.[/p][/quote]What did he say?[/p][/quote]I wasn't there so I can only repeat what I'be been told, a bit like a daily mail journalist. According to reports 😃 He said he "was planning to stay". That's it, I'm now a daily mail reporter 😁 StElsass
  • Score: 8

1:02pm Mon 5 May 14

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

jezza wrote:
Has anyone else noticed how most of the rumours about Saints stem from one newspaper, whose Chief Football Correspondent still seems intent on destroying everything Saints have achieved?

You may have managed to get rid of Mr Cortese with your reverse psychology, but the club stayed solid and, if anything, got even better. Despite your constant reminders that Mauricio said he would leave if NC did, he hasn't and instead has led us to one of our best seasons ever.

The only reason he will leave is if the club don't match his ambition. End of. He won't leave just because the papers link him with other clubs, (I mean, Spurs? Come off it - does anyone believe Mauricio's training methods would be accepted by their "star" players? He'd be ousted AVB style inside 6 months), and he is certainly too shrewd to be troubled by "news" reports that the club are already talking to other managers or selling players behind his back.

Just face it - this great club will always survive and there is nothing the papers can do about it, however clever/deceitful their games.

So please, it's time to find another target.

COYR
gutter press!! shame as its our local paper!!
[quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed how most of the rumours about Saints stem from one newspaper, whose Chief Football Correspondent still seems intent on destroying everything Saints have achieved? You may have managed to get rid of Mr Cortese with your reverse psychology, but the club stayed solid and, if anything, got even better. Despite your constant reminders that Mauricio said he would leave if NC did, he hasn't and instead has led us to one of our best seasons ever. The only reason he will leave is if the club don't match his ambition. End of. He won't leave just because the papers link him with other clubs, (I mean, Spurs? Come off it - does anyone believe Mauricio's training methods would be accepted by their "star" players? He'd be ousted AVB style inside 6 months), and he is certainly too shrewd to be troubled by "news" reports that the club are already talking to other managers or selling players behind his back. Just face it - this great club will always survive and there is nothing the papers can do about it, however clever/deceitful their games. So please, it's time to find another target. COYR[/p][/quote]gutter press!! shame as its our local paper!! CHARLIE TAYLOR
  • Score: 1

1:02pm Mon 5 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Malcombe wrote:
jezza a fantastic analysis except what paper are you referring to is it the one our comments are published? Like you I cannot understand why Southampton are in the news about the Manager and the Players leaving rather than the successful season and the beautiful Football for all to admire, all the Supporters are fed up to the teeth.

There's more gossip this morning and I wish I wasn't tempted to look, Morgan is off to Arsenal, what a cheek when Wenger released him 7 years ago and anyway what's happening to there youth Academy and there's more, all Saints Fans can now relax and stop worrying because can we all believe MoPo is not good enough and he's not the first choice to Manage Spurs ( thank goodness for that I wish he was the 50th) he is 2nd choice because Frank de Boer is preferred but there's a chance he might turn it down, that tells me that all this tittle tattle is only that because there's no definite proof, someone sows a seed it spirals into a Tree that's out of order and sheds it's rumours and rubbish.

I'm sure all Saints fan know that all the Players are ambitious and are on board with MoPo to change the status of the Club from an also run who makes up the numbers in the Premiership to a top Club, up until Nicola Cortese left there was only one direction to get there and that's onwards and upwards so why should it change?
I do take a crumb of comfort by hearing the words from MoPo who has repeated several times that he and Les Reed are already planning for next season and I really want to believe that he and the Players are staying, if we all believed the gossip the Manager and 10 Players will be leaving, one thing is definite if it this was total gossip started by Agitators it will be a very good test that Loyalty prevails and money doesn't always talk.
I assume he's referring to the Daily Mail, but as much as I loathe that rag, the Mirror and Guardian, to name but two, have also been stirring it lately.

Meanwhile, I don't know what you mean about Wenger releasing Morgan 7 years ago. Morgan came straight from Strasbourg. He signed for us despite interest from others, including Arsenal ............. and he hasn't regretted it.
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: jezza a fantastic analysis except what paper are you referring to is it the one our comments are published? Like you I cannot understand why Southampton are in the news about the Manager and the Players leaving rather than the successful season and the beautiful Football for all to admire, all the Supporters are fed up to the teeth. There's more gossip this morning and I wish I wasn't tempted to look, Morgan is off to Arsenal, what a cheek when Wenger released him 7 years ago and anyway what's happening to there youth Academy and there's more, all Saints Fans can now relax and stop worrying because can we all believe MoPo is not good enough and he's not the first choice to Manage Spurs ( thank goodness for that I wish he was the 50th) he is 2nd choice because Frank de Boer is preferred but there's a chance he might turn it down, that tells me that all this tittle tattle is only that because there's no definite proof, someone sows a seed it spirals into a Tree that's out of order and sheds it's rumours and rubbish. I'm sure all Saints fan know that all the Players are ambitious and are on board with MoPo to change the status of the Club from an also run who makes up the numbers in the Premiership to a top Club, up until Nicola Cortese left there was only one direction to get there and that's onwards and upwards so why should it change? I do take a crumb of comfort by hearing the words from MoPo who has repeated several times that he and Les Reed are already planning for next season and I really want to believe that he and the Players are staying, if we all believed the gossip the Manager and 10 Players will be leaving, one thing is definite if it this was total gossip started by Agitators it will be a very good test that Loyalty prevails and money doesn't always talk.[/p][/quote]I assume he's referring to the Daily Mail, but as much as I loathe that rag, the Mirror and Guardian, to name but two, have also been stirring it lately. Meanwhile, I don't know what you mean about Wenger releasing Morgan 7 years ago. Morgan came straight from Strasbourg. He signed for us despite interest from others, including Arsenal ............. and he hasn't regretted it. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

1:09pm Mon 5 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

StElsass wrote:
TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
StElsass wrote:
If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question?
If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.
What did he say?
I wasn't there so I can only repeat what I'be been told, a bit like a daily mail journalist.
According to reports 😃 He said he "was planning to stay".
That's it, I'm now a daily mail reporter 😁
Ha! You're better than that Elsass.

Meanwhile, to show that, when there isn't an agenda, the media do sometimes provide some good stories, here in Strasbourg, the DNA (for those who wouldn't know it, it's our Daily Echo) have regularly written features about Morgan and how much, after a nightmare start, he's enjoyed himself over the past few seasons.
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: If any are reading this, perhaps those who met Luke Shaw at the motorway services on the way back from Swansea could tell us what they thought about his answer to the question? If nothing else, it would cut off the middle man. DIY journalism, if you like.[/p][/quote]What did he say?[/p][/quote]I wasn't there so I can only repeat what I'be been told, a bit like a daily mail journalist. According to reports 😃 He said he "was planning to stay". That's it, I'm now a daily mail reporter 😁[/p][/quote]Ha! You're better than that Elsass. Meanwhile, to show that, when there isn't an agenda, the media do sometimes provide some good stories, here in Strasbourg, the DNA (for those who wouldn't know it, it's our Daily Echo) have regularly written features about Morgan and how much, after a nightmare start, he's enjoyed himself over the past few seasons. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

1:45pm Mon 5 May 14

Mister E says...

Daily Echo, come on.
Really?
Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about?
At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view.
The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive!
The players want him to stay. Positive!
The fans want him to stay. Positive!
He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive!
He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive!
Surely that is just common sense?
Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo......
But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe.
If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going.
This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition
and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other.
Surely this is common sense!
Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.
Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'. Mister E
  • Score: 9

3:41pm Mon 5 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

I'ts quite worrying that Mopo and certain players such as lallana don't just say that they're very happy at Southampton and want to stay at the club and push on next season. Why keep saying 'we need to sit down and talk about it in the summer'. In other words they're refusing to comment on the future. This response is not very encouraging for us as fans who deserve a more positive response. Not only that but the uncertainty sends out a message to interested teams and of course the media.
I'ts quite worrying that Mopo and certain players such as lallana don't just say that they're very happy at Southampton and want to stay at the club and push on next season. Why keep saying 'we need to sit down and talk about it in the summer'. In other words they're refusing to comment on the future. This response is not very encouraging for us as fans who deserve a more positive response. Not only that but the uncertainty sends out a message to interested teams and of course the media. SaintSteve76
  • Score: 3

4:13pm Mon 5 May 14

jls217 says...

SaintSteve76 wrote:
I'ts quite worrying that Mopo and certain players such as lallana don't just say that they're very happy at Southampton and want to stay at the club and push on next season. Why keep saying 'we need to sit down and talk about it in the summer'. In other words they're refusing to comment on the future. This response is not very encouraging for us as fans who deserve a more positive response. Not only that but the uncertainty sends out a message to interested teams and of course the media.
From Saint (and players) saying nothing at all and leaving us all wondering what was going one within the club we seem to have moved to an era of Saints (and players) giving out hugely mixed messages, it should be no wonder we the fans and the media are having to make it up ourselves. Would rather Lallana came straight out and said something like "If I don't get an improved contract I'll leave" or Shaw say "If the management team don't show in their signings that they meet my ambitions then I'm off" At least we would know where we stood.

Still say next season will be better than this one even no matter who goes/stays. Can't wait for the autumn - even the world cup won't eclipse kick off next season.
[quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: I'ts quite worrying that Mopo and certain players such as lallana don't just say that they're very happy at Southampton and want to stay at the club and push on next season. Why keep saying 'we need to sit down and talk about it in the summer'. In other words they're refusing to comment on the future. This response is not very encouraging for us as fans who deserve a more positive response. Not only that but the uncertainty sends out a message to interested teams and of course the media.[/p][/quote]From Saint (and players) saying nothing at all and leaving us all wondering what was going one within the club we seem to have moved to an era of Saints (and players) giving out hugely mixed messages, it should be no wonder we the fans and the media are having to make it up ourselves. Would rather Lallana came straight out and said something like "If I don't get an improved contract I'll leave" or Shaw say "If the management team don't show in their signings that they meet my ambitions then I'm off" At least we would know where we stood. Still say next season will be better than this one even no matter who goes/stays. Can't wait for the autumn - even the world cup won't eclipse kick off next season. jls217
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Mon 5 May 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

Mister E wrote:
Daily Echo, come on.
Really?
Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about?
At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view.
The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive!
The players want him to stay. Positive!
The fans want him to stay. Positive!
He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive!
He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive!
Surely that is just common sense?
Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo......
But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe.
If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going.
This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition
and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other.
Surely this is common sense!
Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.
It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans.

It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day.

IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense.

Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.[/p][/quote]It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans. It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day. IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense. Long live The Echo and long live The Saints. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: -1

4:33pm Mon 5 May 14

saintkenny says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.
the club have not offered yet as the chairman as only took over recently .beware derby good side but good luck your need it .and a new team should you win at the final
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.[/p][/quote]the club have not offered yet as the chairman as only took over recently .beware derby good side but good luck your need it .and a new team should you win at the final saintkenny
  • Score: -1

5:24pm Mon 5 May 14

andysaint says...

I think we should get real - personally i want Poch and all key players to stay BUT .... why would Poch ruin his negotiating position with the board by saying he would stay? Its a no brainer - keep em hanging on and he will get a longer contract and more money - who would blame him for that? Same goes for the players - how stupid would Lallana look if he said he didnt want to play for Liverpool next season - and then the club agree a fee with them?
So if we are looking for assurances we won't get any - I'm afraid its just a matter of being patient
I think we should get real - personally i want Poch and all key players to stay BUT .... why would Poch ruin his negotiating position with the board by saying he would stay? Its a no brainer - keep em hanging on and he will get a longer contract and more money - who would blame him for that? Same goes for the players - how stupid would Lallana look if he said he didnt want to play for Liverpool next season - and then the club agree a fee with them? So if we are looking for assurances we won't get any - I'm afraid its just a matter of being patient andysaint
  • Score: 6

5:38pm Mon 5 May 14

Mister E says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
Mister E wrote:
Daily Echo, come on.
Really?
Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about?
At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view.
The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive!
The players want him to stay. Positive!
The fans want him to stay. Positive!
He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive!
He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive!
Surely that is just common sense?
Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo......
But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe.
If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going.
This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition
and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other.
Surely this is common sense!
Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.
It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans.

It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day.

IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense.

Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.
I don't routinely criticise the Daily Echo.
But, they have time and time again re-hashed this SAME 'story'. Ok the words are shuffled, and maybe some new ones - but the 'story' is the same!
I am merely suggesting the same facts can be presented with an alternative interpretation!
I want to read stories warts and all, but let's have some balance!
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.[/p][/quote]It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans. It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day. IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense. Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.[/p][/quote]I don't routinely criticise the Daily Echo. But, they have time and time again re-hashed this SAME 'story'. Ok the words are shuffled, and maybe some new ones - but the 'story' is the same! I am merely suggesting the same facts can be presented with an alternative interpretation! I want to read stories warts and all, but let's have some balance! Mister E
  • Score: 7

6:09pm Mon 5 May 14

jls217 says...

andysaint wrote:
I think we should get real - personally i want Poch and all key players to stay BUT .... why would Poch ruin his negotiating position with the board by saying he would stay? Its a no brainer - keep em hanging on and he will get a longer contract and more money - who would blame him for that? Same goes for the players - how stupid would Lallana look if he said he didnt want to play for Liverpool next season - and then the club agree a fee with them?
So if we are looking for assurances we won't get any - I'm afraid its just a matter of being patient
You are, of course, right. But, just because you're right doesn't make it less frustrating unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: I think we should get real - personally i want Poch and all key players to stay BUT .... why would Poch ruin his negotiating position with the board by saying he would stay? Its a no brainer - keep em hanging on and he will get a longer contract and more money - who would blame him for that? Same goes for the players - how stupid would Lallana look if he said he didnt want to play for Liverpool next season - and then the club agree a fee with them? So if we are looking for assurances we won't get any - I'm afraid its just a matter of being patient[/p][/quote]You are, of course, right. But, just because you're right doesn't make it less frustrating unfortunately. jls217
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Mon 5 May 14

Clever Dick says...

SaintSteve76 wrote:
I'ts quite worrying that Mopo and certain players such as lallana don't just say that they're very happy at Southampton and want to stay at the club and push on next season. Why keep saying 'we need to sit down and talk about it in the summer'. In other words they're refusing to comment on the future. This response is not very encouraging for us as fans who deserve a more positive response. Not only that but the uncertainty sends out a message to interested teams and of course the media.
It depends upon if you are a glass half full or empty person. The fact is there has been no news at all. Everything we are reading is nothing but speculation. Our club is being totally professional in wanting to see out the season before speaking out over next season. Not one single player has said he wants to leave and the manager has consistently said that plans and discussions are under way for the future. The club has stated that nobody is leaving who we want to stay. Let's face it if we are about to sell all of our players and let the manager go without a fight then Katharina, RK and Led Reed are going to look pretty stupid with the fans and will be the most unpopular people on the planet. I think it's pretty unlikely that that is their plan. Cheer up everybody. It'sbeen a great season . Let's get p1ssed of about any bad news if it happens and not before. I've pretty much lost count of all the doommongers posting on here during the NC and every single time they were proven to be wrong.
[quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: I'ts quite worrying that Mopo and certain players such as lallana don't just say that they're very happy at Southampton and want to stay at the club and push on next season. Why keep saying 'we need to sit down and talk about it in the summer'. In other words they're refusing to comment on the future. This response is not very encouraging for us as fans who deserve a more positive response. Not only that but the uncertainty sends out a message to interested teams and of course the media.[/p][/quote]It depends upon if you are a glass half full or empty person. The fact is there has been no news at all. Everything we are reading is nothing but speculation. Our club is being totally professional in wanting to see out the season before speaking out over next season. Not one single player has said he wants to leave and the manager has consistently said that plans and discussions are under way for the future. The club has stated that nobody is leaving who we want to stay. Let's face it if we are about to sell all of our players and let the manager go without a fight then Katharina, RK and Led Reed are going to look pretty stupid with the fans and will be the most unpopular people on the planet. I think it's pretty unlikely that that is their plan. Cheer up everybody. It'sbeen a great season . Let's get p1ssed of about any bad news if it happens and not before. I've pretty much lost count of all the doommongers posting on here during the NC and every single time they were proven to be wrong. Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Mon 5 May 14

andysaint says...

jls217 wrote:
andysaint wrote:
I think we should get real - personally i want Poch and all key players to stay BUT .... why would Poch ruin his negotiating position with the board by saying he would stay? Its a no brainer - keep em hanging on and he will get a longer contract and more money - who would blame him for that? Same goes for the players - how stupid would Lallana look if he said he didnt want to play for Liverpool next season - and then the club agree a fee with them?
So if we are looking for assurances we won't get any - I'm afraid its just a matter of being patient
You are, of course, right. But, just because you're right doesn't make it less frustrating unfortunately.
Ah yes incredibly frustrating I agree.
I do think however that we will still move forward with or without Poch and Shaw (Lallanas a different matter - true class - impossible to replace)
There are top class managers out there - my choice is laudrup if Poch leaves.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: I think we should get real - personally i want Poch and all key players to stay BUT .... why would Poch ruin his negotiating position with the board by saying he would stay? Its a no brainer - keep em hanging on and he will get a longer contract and more money - who would blame him for that? Same goes for the players - how stupid would Lallana look if he said he didnt want to play for Liverpool next season - and then the club agree a fee with them? So if we are looking for assurances we won't get any - I'm afraid its just a matter of being patient[/p][/quote]You are, of course, right. But, just because you're right doesn't make it less frustrating unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Ah yes incredibly frustrating I agree. I do think however that we will still move forward with or without Poch and Shaw (Lallanas a different matter - true class - impossible to replace) There are top class managers out there - my choice is laudrup if Poch leaves. andysaint
  • Score: -1

10:23pm Mon 5 May 14

petethephantom says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.
only one certainty in your life going
making sure you are first in line at the buffet
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Of course he is going or he would have signed a new deal by now.[/p][/quote]only one certainty in your life going making sure you are first in line at the buffet petethephantom
  • Score: 0

2:11am Tue 6 May 14

hedge end bob says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
Mister E wrote: Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.
It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans. It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day. IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense. Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.
Which one are you? are you BILL or are you BEN ??. Myself i don't think your either. They both have more brains than you !! maybe you should just stand in the garden with WEEEEEEEED.
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.[/p][/quote]It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans. It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day. IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense. Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.[/p][/quote]Which one are you? are you BILL or are you BEN ??. Myself i don't think your either. They both have more brains than you !! maybe you should just stand in the garden with WEEEEEEEED. hedge end bob
  • Score: 1

3:17pm Tue 6 May 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
Mister E wrote: Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.
It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans. It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day. IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense. Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.
Which one are you? are you BILL or are you BEN ??. Myself i don't think your either. They both have more brains than you !! maybe you should just stand in the garden with WEEEEEEEED.
What was that I said about spouting nonsense?

Proving me right again Bob.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Daily Echo, come on. Really? Why the same old drivel with same words and sentences just shuffled about? At the very least you could use the same evidence to put the opposite view. The club and MoPo have said they'll wait 'till the season completed. They are happy to do so, and feel no pressure to do otherwise. Positive! The players want him to stay. Positive! The fans want him to stay. Positive! He has given every indication he likes it here at Saints. Positive! He wants to sit down with 'the club' to discuss things when the seasons out of the way, with a clear head. He will be in a good bargaining position - if bargaining is required. Positive! Surely that is just common sense? Ok, in the discussions it might become clear we are not going to break the bank with the transfer kitty, but on the other hand that's no bad thing as when we did the result: jury still out on Ramirez and as for Osvaldo...... But with sensible investment we could be challenging for Europe. If MoPo was to sign a new contract now, perhaps the easiest thing to do, everything then just ticks along, there is no pressure on anyone to keep the momentum going. This way, with clear heads, the pressure is on both parties to show ambition and to make commitments and to set targets (players and league/Europe), and so doing they get the best out of and for each other. Surely this is common sense! Daily Echo: Try a different tack for a change! An article of this type would give some balance to the 'story'.[/p][/quote]It's a newspaper, their job is to report the news and all they have done here is cover the stories that are appearing in the national press, which may have been missed by the fans. It's time to get off the Echo's back, they are not a mouthpiece for the club and have a long history of reporting good and bad news.if you want sanitised, 'how great Saints' are stories, just stuck to reading the matchday programme, me, I'd prefer to be kept informed of what's being reported elsewhere without the hassle and expense of buying every paper each day. IMHO they provide a great service for fans, even enabling many on this forum to spout complete nonsense. Long live The Echo and long live The Saints.[/p][/quote]Which one are you? are you BILL or are you BEN ??. Myself i don't think your either. They both have more brains than you !! maybe you should just stand in the garden with WEEEEEEEED.[/p][/quote]What was that I said about spouting nonsense? Proving me right again Bob. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: 0

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