Tottenham close in on Poch

Daily Echo: Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as Tottenham's number one choice to become their new manager.

It is understood that negotiations are taking place with the White Hart Lane club after they identified Pochettino as the man to replace Tim Sherwood.

Pochettino has one year left on his current contract at Saints and has been offered a bumper new deal to stay at St Mary’s.

However, he has stalled on signing it for some time, increasing fears at Saints that he was waiting to see whether he was offered the job at Tottenham.

That now appears highly likely to be the case as Saints brace themselves for the ever increasing chance that the man who led them to eighth place in the Premier League this season will be jumping ship.

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4:01pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.
I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 47

4:06pm Mon 26 May 14

florida saint says...

oh well, hes gone, whos our next manager. u t s , looks like we have to start again, at least we have well over 100 mil to spend.
oh well, hes gone, whos our next manager. u t s , looks like we have to start again, at least we have well over 100 mil to spend. florida saint
  • Score: 4

4:09pm Mon 26 May 14

marz194 says...

oh dear, hope we can still reamain on course to grow into a top 5/6 club
oh dear, hope we can still reamain on course to grow into a top 5/6 club marz194
  • Score: 0

4:14pm Mon 26 May 14

mgprobert says...

Will that be in 12 months time when his contract at Saints runs out?
Will that be in 12 months time when his contract at Saints runs out? mgprobert
  • Score: 0

4:18pm Mon 26 May 14

03alpe01 says...

Bye Poch.
Bye Poch. 03alpe01
  • Score: 2

4:25pm Mon 26 May 14

mickey01 says...

Neil lennon ??
Neil lennon ?? mickey01
  • Score: -66

4:29pm Mon 26 May 14

mickey01 says...

who knows if n.c was still here he could have talked poch out of going but there does not seem to be many of the original people there to persuade him not to go so its goodbye and thanks and maybe see you in a couple of seasons when levy wants another change
who knows if n.c was still here he could have talked poch out of going but there does not seem to be many of the original people there to persuade him not to go so its goodbye and thanks and maybe see you in a couple of seasons when levy wants another change mickey01
  • Score: -9

4:33pm Mon 26 May 14

soton3009 says...

What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point. soton3009
  • Score: 94

4:39pm Mon 26 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
[quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 67

4:41pm Mon 26 May 14

teddrake says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.
St Mary's or White Hart Lane? Poch's on both your houses (at the moment). If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly..... so we can get on with finding a new manager (though I hope he stays).... I was also talking to Jesus about the Saints and he told me to be grateful for what MoPo has done for the club and, if he does go, to let him go with gratitude and good grace - what a wonderful period we have had over the past five years - and a year and a half when he walked on water (Maurice Pocket - not Jesus (though he was good too)). We don't know what will happen next, but I'm confident that this next chapter in our club's history will be a great one. We've got a fine academy with great young players coming though, a tradition of playing fine, attacking football. We always tend to find some great player or other - Matt Le Tiss, Gareth Bale, Micky Channon, Adam Lallana, Alan Shearer, Ricky Lambert, Terry Hurlock etc. etc. etc."things change" as David Mamet once said. You can take the man out of the club, but you can't club a man - or a mammoth at the same time...unless the man is riding the mammoth and you've got a step ladder (or a large boulder to perch yourself on top of so you can reach the man's head - and be careful the mammoth doesn't topple over on top of you - probably best to bind one of the legs on the opposite side with twin (or vines strung together) so that when the mammoth does fall, it's more likely to topple away from you).

I'll be glad when this whole affair is over.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.[/p][/quote]St Mary's or White Hart Lane? Poch's on both your houses (at the moment). If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly..... so we can get on with finding a new manager (though I hope he stays).... I was also talking to Jesus about the Saints and he told me to be grateful for what MoPo has done for the club and, if he does go, to let him go with gratitude and good grace - what a wonderful period we have had over the past five years - and a year and a half when he walked on water (Maurice Pocket - not Jesus (though he was good too)). We don't know what will happen next, but I'm confident that this next chapter in our club's history will be a great one. We've got a fine academy with great young players coming though, a tradition of playing fine, attacking football. We always tend to find some great player or other - Matt Le Tiss, Gareth Bale, Micky Channon, Adam Lallana, Alan Shearer, Ricky Lambert, Terry Hurlock etc. etc. etc."things change" as David Mamet once said. You can take the man out of the club, but you can't club a man - or a mammoth at the same time...unless the man is riding the mammoth and you've got a step ladder (or a large boulder to perch yourself on top of so you can reach the man's head - and be careful the mammoth doesn't topple over on top of you - probably best to bind one of the legs on the opposite side with twin (or vines strung together) so that when the mammoth does fall, it's more likely to topple away from you). I'll be glad when this whole affair is over. teddrake
  • Score: 7

4:41pm Mon 26 May 14

oakleyshades says...

Won't happen.

He will extend contract.
Won't happen. He will extend contract. oakleyshades
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Mon 26 May 14

saintmicky says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It hasn't actually happened yet! Still if he does go I think that is the end of our upward motion, as you say not because of Pochettino but because of what it says about the board.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It hasn't actually happened yet! Still if he does go I think that is the end of our upward motion, as you say not because of Pochettino but because of what it says about the board. saintmicky
  • Score: 13

4:49pm Mon 26 May 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

Yet again another board showing no ambition to take us one step further, we are on the verge of challenging for European football and could now be fighting relegation as half the team are sold off ! The current owner/ board couldn't organise a p**s up in a brewery what a joke
Yet again another board showing no ambition to take us one step further, we are on the verge of challenging for European football and could now be fighting relegation as half the team are sold off ! The current owner/ board couldn't organise a p**s up in a brewery what a joke Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 17

4:50pm Mon 26 May 14

saintforever says...

can i get a refund on my season ticket as not sure we will have a decent eleven to start the season
can i get a refund on my season ticket as not sure we will have a decent eleven to start the season saintforever
  • Score: 27

4:50pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 44

4:58pm Mon 26 May 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

This looks like really bad news. The bookies' odds have shifted significantly during this afternoon, and the longest price you can get now on MoPo going to Spurs is 1/4.
This looks like really bad news. The bookies' odds have shifted significantly during this afternoon, and the longest price you can get now on MoPo going to Spurs is 1/4. Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 7

4:58pm Mon 26 May 14

express_a_view says...

i) I really hope MoPo commits to stay but sadly managers do come and go. No one though is ever bigger than the club and its supporters.
ii) I hope the board offered a competitive contract - if they did and MoPo ultimately declines it then there is in reality little that can be done and it is probably better to bring the matter to a swift conclusion.
iii) MoPo has done wonders. I hope he will reflect upon the wisdom of leaving a club where he is revered to one where the knives will be out at the first run of bad results. Just look at the longevity of Tottenham managers.
iv) If MoPo does go it is imperative there are no players sold until a new manager is in-situ. This will ensure that decisions on playing staff are made in the light of any new appointees vision for the club.

I really hope MoPo decides to commit to Saints but one thing worse than losing him would be a weeks or months of indecision and "will he stay will he go" speculation. We must remember managing Southampton FC is an attractive post and there will be capable applicants out there if we sadly have to face the parting of the ways.
i) I really hope MoPo commits to stay but sadly managers do come and go. No one though is ever bigger than the club and its supporters. ii) I hope the board offered a competitive contract - if they did and MoPo ultimately declines it then there is in reality little that can be done and it is probably better to bring the matter to a swift conclusion. iii) MoPo has done wonders. I hope he will reflect upon the wisdom of leaving a club where he is revered to one where the knives will be out at the first run of bad results. Just look at the longevity of Tottenham managers. iv) If MoPo does go it is imperative there are no players sold until a new manager is in-situ. This will ensure that decisions on playing staff are made in the light of any new appointees vision for the club. I really hope MoPo decides to commit to Saints but one thing worse than losing him would be a weeks or months of indecision and "will he stay will he go" speculation. We must remember managing Southampton FC is an attractive post and there will be capable applicants out there if we sadly have to face the parting of the ways. express_a_view
  • Score: 22

4:59pm Mon 26 May 14

saint phil says...

Well you did not expect anything loyalty did you moneys is all that matters ,EDDIE HOWE got tobe a good bet.
Well you did not expect anything loyalty did you moneys is all that matters ,EDDIE HOWE got tobe a good bet. saint phil
  • Score: -23

5:00pm Mon 26 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

OK SAINTS.... I THINK ITS TIME YOU CAME OUT AND GAVE A STATEMENT.... WHAT IS HAPPENING?
OK SAINTS.... I THINK ITS TIME YOU CAME OUT AND GAVE A STATEMENT.... WHAT IS HAPPENING? Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 55

5:02pm Mon 26 May 14

milton road says...

Now I believe what was stated in one nantional paper at the time that Cortese left because Saints owners were not prepared to say non sale of players at any cost nor put the investment needed to progress Saints.
Raneiri and Moyes are available and if Poch goes then there are good managers available. Moyes managed Everton for many years on a small budget. He has a far better win rate than Poch and his teams can be solid defensively as well as attack. Everton played good football under him. Moyes has not become a bad manager because of his problems at Utd. it was just the wrong club for him and he was in a no win situation.
No one wnats Poch to leave but its on BBC News he is in advanced talks with Spurs so look as though he is leaving.
The thing is if he goes and we move quickly for someone with a top club record we may manage to stop a fire sale of players wanting to leave.
But whilst I think Saints will survive I am gutted the board has not the ambition to go forward becasue this is what this means. Allso gutted Poch is unlikely to give us at least another season.
Now I believe what was stated in one nantional paper at the time that Cortese left because Saints owners were not prepared to say non sale of players at any cost nor put the investment needed to progress Saints. Raneiri and Moyes are available and if Poch goes then there are good managers available. Moyes managed Everton for many years on a small budget. He has a far better win rate than Poch and his teams can be solid defensively as well as attack. Everton played good football under him. Moyes has not become a bad manager because of his problems at Utd. it was just the wrong club for him and he was in a no win situation. No one wnats Poch to leave but its on BBC News he is in advanced talks with Spurs so look as though he is leaving. The thing is if he goes and we move quickly for someone with a top club record we may manage to stop a fire sale of players wanting to leave. But whilst I think Saints will survive I am gutted the board has not the ambition to go forward becasue this is what this means. Allso gutted Poch is unlikely to give us at least another season. milton road
  • Score: 10

5:03pm Mon 26 May 14

pitbull says...

The odds are now 1/8 for Pochettino to take over at Spurs but at the same time the odds are getting shorter on Laudrup as well.

Hopefully Spurs go for Laudrup and Poch stays. If not Laudrup wouldn't be a bad replacement.
The odds are now 1/8 for Pochettino to take over at Spurs but at the same time the odds are getting shorter on Laudrup as well. Hopefully Spurs go for Laudrup and Poch stays. If not Laudrup wouldn't be a bad replacement. pitbull
  • Score: 15

5:05pm Mon 26 May 14

montyplum says...

If mopo wanted to stay he would have signed already.... Maybe the club are going to sell ads..Luke..Clyde..Mo
rgan etc... Also maybe the current owners don't have the ambition of mopo...at the end of day as the paying public...would be nice iff the club would come out and clarify the situation
If mopo wanted to stay he would have signed already.... Maybe the club are going to sell ads..Luke..Clyde..Mo rgan etc... Also maybe the current owners don't have the ambition of mopo...at the end of day as the paying public...would be nice iff the club would come out and clarify the situation montyplum
  • Score: 7

5:09pm Mon 26 May 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

What makes it worse is he is going to spurs what ambition is that ! He will be sacked in side 12 months with his career in tatters, oh well there's nothing else to say apart from do one mopo if you've got no loyalty to the players or club and welcome the new man to the hot seat although I wouldn't trust the board to get that right either !
What makes it worse is he is going to spurs what ambition is that ! He will be sacked in side 12 months with his career in tatters, oh well there's nothing else to say apart from do one mopo if you've got no loyalty to the players or club and welcome the new man to the hot seat although I wouldn't trust the board to get that right either ! Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 17

5:09pm Mon 26 May 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Without the Saints academy and scouts how would the rest of the prem survive, butner and coutinio using us as a shop window for other clubs and now the lazey spud b*stards are after our manager again, with ambition and rock solid contracts it would have been us playing Athletico on Saturday
Without the Saints academy and scouts how would the rest of the prem survive, butner and coutinio using us as a shop window for other clubs and now the lazey spud b*stards are after our manager again, with ambition and rock solid contracts it would have been us playing Athletico on Saturday Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 8

5:11pm Mon 26 May 14

SnapperSaint says...

This is all just paper talk...but let's just suppose for one insane moment Poch has taken the bait and listened to the smooth talking Levy who has told him Spuds are a bigger club with more to spend and aspirations to be top 4 next season...Then we say bye, bye Poch thanks for your help thus far, but we'll just get ourselves another top manager, and there's a few of them would kill to get a chance to manage Saints with the set up we have here, then we will be just fine!
However, my hunch says Poch is not stupid enough to believe anything from Levy and he knows that a job at Spuds is nothing like as good as he's going to get at Saints next season so he will spend another season with us to build his reputation even higher before he goes to one of the so called massive clubs e.g. Real Madrid...
Here's hoping and trusting in the level headedness of Poch, the SAINTS manager! COYR!!!
This is all just paper talk...but let's just suppose for one insane moment Poch has taken the bait and listened to the smooth talking Levy who has told him Spuds are a bigger club with more to spend and aspirations to be top 4 next season...Then we say bye, bye Poch thanks for your help thus far, but we'll just get ourselves another top manager, and there's a few of them would kill to get a chance to manage Saints with the set up we have here, then we will be just fine! However, my hunch says Poch is not stupid enough to believe anything from Levy and he knows that a job at Spuds is nothing like as good as he's going to get at Saints next season so he will spend another season with us to build his reputation even higher before he goes to one of the so called massive clubs e.g. Real Madrid... Here's hoping and trusting in the level headedness of Poch, the SAINTS manager! COYR!!! SnapperSaint
  • Score: 13

5:15pm Mon 26 May 14

saintmicky says...

montyplum wrote:
If mopo wanted to stay he would have signed already.... Maybe the club are going to sell ads..Luke..Clyde..Mo

rgan etc... Also maybe the current owners don't have the ambition of mopo...at the end of day as the paying public...would be nice iff the club would come out and clarify the situation
Yes! If he goes it will be down to a lack of ambition from the board.
The players will no longer have the solid foundation to keep them with us and they will go where the money is.
If managing Southampton was an attractive proposition the incumbent would not risk a move to Spurs.
To coin a phrase from Dads Army......

'we're doomed'!!!
[quote][p][bold]montyplum[/bold] wrote: If mopo wanted to stay he would have signed already.... Maybe the club are going to sell ads..Luke..Clyde..Mo rgan etc... Also maybe the current owners don't have the ambition of mopo...at the end of day as the paying public...would be nice iff the club would come out and clarify the situation[/p][/quote]Yes! If he goes it will be down to a lack of ambition from the board. The players will no longer have the solid foundation to keep them with us and they will go where the money is. If managing Southampton was an attractive proposition the incumbent would not risk a move to Spurs. To coin a phrase from Dads Army...... 'we're doomed'!!! saintmicky
  • Score: -4

5:18pm Mon 26 May 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

This really calls into question the commitment of KL and her Board. People say that Katharina must have good business sense because she is a billionaire. Well, I disagree. The reason she is a billionaire is not through any ability of her own, but because she inherited her father Markus's money. Instead of building on his achievemtns she and Nicola spent 3 years closing down his companies that owned the rights to all those engineering patents that made his fortune. Now since January she is in full control at Saints and look at what is happening with the CEO, the Board and the Manager. If MoPo leaves, I expect Katharina will go with what she knows and appoint a "safe" new manager with Swiss connections and Premier League experience. My money is on Christian Gross.
This really calls into question the commitment of KL and her Board. People say that Katharina must have good business sense because she is a billionaire. Well, I disagree. The reason she is a billionaire is not through any ability of her own, but because she inherited her father Markus's money. Instead of building on his achievemtns she and Nicola spent 3 years closing down his companies that owned the rights to all those engineering patents that made his fortune. Now since January she is in full control at Saints and look at what is happening with the CEO, the Board and the Manager. If MoPo leaves, I expect Katharina will go with what she knows and appoint a "safe" new manager with Swiss connections and Premier League experience. My money is on Christian Gross. Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: -7

5:18pm Mon 26 May 14

Costa Baz says...

I will still reserve judgement until I see how much money is spent, during the summer.

If MP leaves, and the new guy is given a £30m plus transfer kitty, without the loss of key players, then I will not accept that MP left as a result of the board failing to back him.

If on the other hand, he leaves, and the new guy gets a small budget, then it would appear that he had a valid reason for wanting to move on.

Having said that, if MP was to ask to speak to Levy, I hope the board remind him that he still has a year on his contract and ask what is the hurry?
And, if I wanted to be vindictive, I'd suggest (if he makes it clear he wants to go), that the board put him on gardening leave for that final year, preventing him from taking any jobs.

That should satisfy those that are calling them weak!
I will still reserve judgement until I see how much money is spent, during the summer. If MP leaves, and the new guy is given a £30m plus transfer kitty, without the loss of key players, then I will not accept that MP left as a result of the board failing to back him. If on the other hand, he leaves, and the new guy gets a small budget, then it would appear that he had a valid reason for wanting to move on. Having said that, if MP was to ask to speak to Levy, I hope the board remind him that he still has a year on his contract and ask what is the hurry? And, if I wanted to be vindictive, I'd suggest (if he makes it clear he wants to go), that the board put him on gardening leave for that final year, preventing him from taking any jobs. That should satisfy those that are calling them weak! Costa Baz
  • Score: 23

5:19pm Mon 26 May 14

miltonarcher says...

BBC 5 Live reporting Poch is in discussions with Spurs, gutted.
BBC 5 Live reporting Poch is in discussions with Spurs, gutted. miltonarcher
  • Score: 7

5:21pm Mon 26 May 14

COYRlukeCOYR says...

Please don't go. Infuriates me when a team does so well in a season with big ambition for the next, then all the bigger teams come in like vultures to swipe all of our main assets because they can't produce them, themselves. Come such a long way.. hope it isn't all for nothing.
Please don't go. Infuriates me when a team does so well in a season with big ambition for the next, then all the bigger teams come in like vultures to swipe all of our main assets because they can't produce them, themselves. Come such a long way.. hope it isn't all for nothing. COYRlukeCOYR
  • Score: 12

5:21pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

Ah nuts. I just saw the odds on him being next spurs boss tumble on betfair to 1.15 and thought I'd see what you guys thought - maybe it's all bluster and worth selling big at that price. How do they know he's off? I still cant understand why he would leave for Spurs. Half their fans don't think he is good enough for them. This is the sort of club he is walking into, where anything short of hitting their unrealistic expectations will have them calling for his head. And a trigger happy chairman who will oblige. At Saints, he is loved, has total control, a great group of together players and the freedom and time to do something special. Get it right and a proper big club is his destination in 2 years time.
I wish I could have 2 minutes with him, I swear I could convince him to stay - so why have the board failed. It's Spurs for freaks sake - they are a joke.
Surely this is just arrogance from the press and Spurs saying, "Spurs have decided they want him so that's it".
Ah nuts. I just saw the odds on him being next spurs boss tumble on betfair to 1.15 and thought I'd see what you guys thought - maybe it's all bluster and worth selling big at that price. How do they know he's off? I still cant understand why he would leave for Spurs. Half their fans don't think he is good enough for them. This is the sort of club he is walking into, where anything short of hitting their unrealistic expectations will have them calling for his head. And a trigger happy chairman who will oblige. At Saints, he is loved, has total control, a great group of together players and the freedom and time to do something special. Get it right and a proper big club is his destination in 2 years time. I wish I could have 2 minutes with him, I swear I could convince him to stay - so why have the board failed. It's Spurs for freaks sake - they are a joke. Surely this is just arrogance from the press and Spurs saying, "Spurs have decided they want him so that's it". Benali76
  • Score: 18

5:23pm Mon 26 May 14

montecristosaint says...

I have been banging on about Krueger and Reed neither are worthy of your trust they are both yes men in my opinion..
As I have said before if Miss Liebherr didnt believe in her father s dream she should have put the club up for sale instead of destroying all our dreams.
There is no way I am buying a season ticket, I feel utterly betrayed. I can tell you that I have a signed letter from the editor of the Daily Mails sports desk , confirming that both Lallana and Shaw will be off this summer. And this is clearly why.
And all after three statements from Miss Liebherr, Krueger and Reed saying that no players would be sold. I have every right to feel betrayed.
LIEBHERR OUT AND TAKE YOUR YES MEN WITH YOU
I have been banging on about Krueger and Reed neither are worthy of your trust they are both yes men in my opinion.. As I have said before if Miss Liebherr didnt believe in her father s dream she should have put the club up for sale instead of destroying all our dreams. There is no way I am buying a season ticket, I feel utterly betrayed. I can tell you that I have a signed letter from the editor of the Daily Mails sports desk , confirming that both Lallana and Shaw will be off this summer. And this is clearly why. And all after three statements from Miss Liebherr, Krueger and Reed saying that no players would be sold. I have every right to feel betrayed. LIEBHERR OUT AND TAKE YOUR YES MEN WITH YOU montecristosaint
  • Score: -12

5:23pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

mickey01 wrote:
Neil lennon ??
Oh god no. I am feeling down enough already, no need to wind me up further. If someone mentions Huddle that cat better scarper.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: Neil lennon ??[/p][/quote]Oh god no. I am feeling down enough already, no need to wind me up further. If someone mentions Huddle that cat better scarper. Benali76
  • Score: 9

5:28pm Mon 26 May 14

hedge end bob says...

Nothing on the SAInts site. will just finish my cup of tea and tea cake and wait for theboards statement.
Nothing on the SAInts site. will just finish my cup of tea and tea cake and wait for theboards statement. hedge end bob
  • Score: 8

5:30pm Mon 26 May 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

They say never trust an Argentinian ! Tried taking the Falklands and got their **** kicked, maradona's hand of god moment 86 World Cup sadly an all to common theme, if he goes he goes there is a decent line of managers available lets hope the board pick the right one to replace mopo
They say never trust an Argentinian ! Tried taking the Falklands and got their **** kicked, maradona's hand of god moment 86 World Cup sadly an all to common theme, if he goes he goes there is a decent line of managers available lets hope the board pick the right one to replace mopo Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 1

5:30pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Costa Baz wrote:
I will still reserve judgement until I see how much money is spent, during the summer.

If MP leaves, and the new guy is given a £30m plus transfer kitty, without the loss of key players, then I will not accept that MP left as a result of the board failing to back him.

If on the other hand, he leaves, and the new guy gets a small budget, then it would appear that he had a valid reason for wanting to move on.

Having said that, if MP was to ask to speak to Levy, I hope the board remind him that he still has a year on his contract and ask what is the hurry?
And, if I wanted to be vindictive, I'd suggest (if he makes it clear he wants to go), that the board put him on gardening leave for that final year, preventing him from taking any jobs.

That should satisfy those that are calling them weak!
Agreed, agreed and agreed.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I will still reserve judgement until I see how much money is spent, during the summer. If MP leaves, and the new guy is given a £30m plus transfer kitty, without the loss of key players, then I will not accept that MP left as a result of the board failing to back him. If on the other hand, he leaves, and the new guy gets a small budget, then it would appear that he had a valid reason for wanting to move on. Having said that, if MP was to ask to speak to Levy, I hope the board remind him that he still has a year on his contract and ask what is the hurry? And, if I wanted to be vindictive, I'd suggest (if he makes it clear he wants to go), that the board put him on gardening leave for that final year, preventing him from taking any jobs. That should satisfy those that are calling them weak![/p][/quote]Agreed, agreed and agreed. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 18

5:35pm Mon 26 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

i reckon our next manager would be either Tim Sherwood, Malkay or Neil Lennon. its a shame with Poch though.

I would love to see Sherwood here as he gives the younger ones a chance just like Poch.
i reckon our next manager would be either Tim Sherwood, Malkay or Neil Lennon. its a shame with Poch though. I would love to see Sherwood here as he gives the younger ones a chance just like Poch. rossofficial10
  • Score: -31

5:35pm Mon 26 May 14

fritzer says...

After 67 years a supporter I only wish that the club would come out with an honest statement because If this is fair dinkum stuff? there will be no renewals for me as it shows what kind of ambition the currant owners have, it now becomes very clear why Cortese left the club.. Say no more!!! Standby now for a mass exit of players. .I fnd this hard to diijest.
After 67 years a supporter I only wish that the club would come out with an honest statement because If this is fair dinkum stuff? there will be no renewals for me as it shows what kind of ambition the currant owners have, it now becomes very clear why Cortese left the club.. Say no more!!! Standby now for a mass exit of players. .I fnd this hard to diijest. fritzer
  • Score: 10

5:35pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

Benali76 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Neil lennon ??
Oh god no. I am feeling down enough already, no need to wind me up further. If someone mentions Huddle that cat better scarper.
Oh god no. I am feeling down enough already, no need to wind me up further. If someone mentions Hoddle that cat better scarper.
[quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: Neil lennon ??[/p][/quote]Oh god no. I am feeling down enough already, no need to wind me up further. If someone mentions Huddle that cat better scarper.[/p][/quote]Oh god no. I am feeling down enough already, no need to wind me up further. If someone mentions Hoddle that cat better scarper. Benali76
  • Score: 5

5:37pm Mon 26 May 14

miltonarcher says...

Brace yourselves, the news is gonna be bad. Then we will have to cope with a player exodus. Sure we will have loads a money, but next season will be a massive anti climax. We were so close to being a top 6 club, now that is down the pan. Will the last person leaving SMS put the lights out. Goodbye SFC thanks for the ride, it was good while it lasted.
Brace yourselves, the news is gonna be bad. Then we will have to cope with a player exodus. Sure we will have loads a money, but next season will be a massive anti climax. We were so close to being a top 6 club, now that is down the pan. Will the last person leaving SMS put the lights out. Goodbye SFC thanks for the ride, it was good while it lasted. miltonarcher
  • Score: 6

5:40pm Mon 26 May 14

Golden_Salamander says...

If he goes this speaks volumes about how poor Ralph & Kat are at running the Club.
They seemed to have put their heads in the sand and have drifted through the last few months hoping the issues would go away rather than trying to address them This certainly would not have happened with a real Football Chairman running the club.

One hopes they put some "no poaching clauses" (for players) if they release him from his final year of his contract, but I have lost all confidence in Ralph to even think of that.
If he goes this speaks volumes about how poor Ralph & Kat are at running the Club. They seemed to have put their heads in the sand and have drifted through the last few months hoping the issues would go away rather than trying to address them This certainly would not have happened with a real Football Chairman running the club. One hopes they put some "no poaching clauses" (for players) if they release him from his final year of his contract, but I have lost all confidence in Ralph to even think of that. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 5

5:41pm Mon 26 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
i reckon our next manager would be either Tim Sherwood, Malkay or Neil Lennon. its a shame with Poch though.

I would love to see Sherwood here as he gives the younger ones a chance just like Poch.
I would rather have John Lennon than Neil Lennon.
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: i reckon our next manager would be either Tim Sherwood, Malkay or Neil Lennon. its a shame with Poch though. I would love to see Sherwood here as he gives the younger ones a chance just like Poch.[/p][/quote]I would rather have John Lennon than Neil Lennon. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 19

5:43pm Mon 26 May 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

I am REALLY getting sick of all this cr@p.
I am REALLY getting sick of all this cr@p. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 18

5:43pm Mon 26 May 14

andysaint says...

I don't think its a case of just losing the manager - its indicative of the way the club will now be run - on the cheap. They couldn't offer MP resources to persuade him to stay - i said when RK made his first statement that Saints had reached the limit of their ambition - now I'm certain of it.
If we appoint Malky McKay Chris Hughton Tim Sherwood ect then its curtains.

Thanks for the ride Marcus it was great while it lasted RIP
I don't think its a case of just losing the manager - its indicative of the way the club will now be run - on the cheap. They couldn't offer MP resources to persuade him to stay - i said when RK made his first statement that Saints had reached the limit of their ambition - now I'm certain of it. If we appoint Malky McKay Chris Hughton Tim Sherwood ect then its curtains. Thanks for the ride Marcus it was great while it lasted RIP andysaint
  • Score: 3

5:45pm Mon 26 May 14

Littleton-Saint says...

Without Katharina's dad we wouldn't be in the Prem - have faith - we will survive and flourish and conquer.
Without Katharina's dad we wouldn't be in the Prem - have faith - we will survive and flourish and conquer. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 15

5:46pm Mon 26 May 14

hedge end bob says...

I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???
I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ??? hedge end bob
  • Score: 7

5:47pm Mon 26 May 14

DoronRon says...

He hasn't gone yet. Wait until it happens or if it doesn't happen. There is no reason to be gloomy for goodness sake we have just finished 8th in England. We are an attractive proposition for good players and good mangers.
He hasn't gone yet. Wait until it happens or if it doesn't happen. There is no reason to be gloomy for goodness sake we have just finished 8th in England. We are an attractive proposition for good players and good mangers. DoronRon
  • Score: 7

5:48pm Mon 26 May 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

Next season could be a struggle no mopo a mass exodus of players and currently no kit provider, be like school days playing in vest and pants lol
43 yrs of football magic with lots of ups and downs along the way COYS
Next season could be a struggle no mopo a mass exodus of players and currently no kit provider, be like school days playing in vest and pants lol 43 yrs of football magic with lots of ups and downs along the way COYS Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -5

5:49pm Mon 26 May 14

Epsom Saint says...

Come on folks, it doesn't necessarily follow that a board lacks ambition because it decides not to gamble tens of millions on wages and transfer fees - and buying footballers is a gamble as we have all seen in recent times.

By all accounts, the board has offered a big contract to Poch - if that's not enough for him and he goes then I'll be as disappointed as anyone else. It may be he's thinking of leaving for other reasons - but we don't know that yet. Let's wait and see what happens before we start crucifying the board.
Come on folks, it doesn't necessarily follow that a board lacks ambition because it decides not to gamble tens of millions on wages and transfer fees - and buying footballers is a gamble as we have all seen in recent times. By all accounts, the board has offered a big contract to Poch - if that's not enough for him and he goes then I'll be as disappointed as anyone else. It may be he's thinking of leaving for other reasons - but we don't know that yet. Let's wait and see what happens before we start crucifying the board. Epsom Saint
  • Score: 21

5:49pm Mon 26 May 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

sherwood on his way ,good swap.
sherwood on his way ,good swap. Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: -26

5:49pm Mon 26 May 14

costa gaz says...

I called this on May 14th and got vilified on here with dozens of thumbs down.

We could now see a mass exodus from our club, Shaw, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Cork, Rodrigues, Clyne, Chambers, Lovren, Wanyama will all be put under immense pressure from their respective agents to move.

Lets face it, all are capable of playing for teams with CL football next season.
The only way to stop this is to install a big name manager, with a huge war chest and the full backing of the board... sadly I cannot see this happening.
I called this on May 14th and got vilified on here with dozens of thumbs down. We could now see a mass exodus from our club, Shaw, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Cork, Rodrigues, Clyne, Chambers, Lovren, Wanyama will all be put under immense pressure from their respective agents to move. Lets face it, all are capable of playing for teams with CL football next season. The only way to stop this is to install a big name manager, with a huge war chest and the full backing of the board... sadly I cannot see this happening. costa gaz
  • Score: -7

5:50pm Mon 26 May 14

Norwegian Saint says...

To keep your own season ticket you need to pay by 30th May.... I guess no news before that date then.

This speculation on our manager and players is doing my swede in (swede in... from norway... get it...? No... OK... I will carry on)

If our team falls apart I will see that we are still a "selling club" ... I thought those dark Lowe days were behind us.

Give us a statement Les!!!
To keep your own season ticket you need to pay by 30th May.... I guess no news before that date then. This speculation on our manager and players is doing my swede in (swede in... from norway... get it...? No... OK... I will carry on) If our team falls apart I will see that we are still a "selling club" ... I thought those dark Lowe days were behind us. Give us a statement Les!!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 8

5:50pm Mon 26 May 14

Tony in Liberia says...

As I've said before, just because something is being reported, doesn't mean it's true. And even if Poch is talking to Spurs, why not? How many of us have ever left a job without another one to go to? No, we tell our boss we have a doctor's appointment, and we nob off to the interview on the sly to see if it's a better option or not.

Here, if he is in talks with Spurs, it would mean that they have approached Saints about it first, or it would be against the rules. So, if I were Poch and I had been asked to interview for Spurs, I would use that as a lever to get the Saints board to back my ambition, and nothing else.

If our board back him, promise to either (a) not sell anyone or (b) give him the money to buy new players, I still don't think he'll go. Not to Spurs. They have no emotional appeal, and only a marginally better team at best.

If the board are planning to sell everyone and not invest the money, which I don't think they are, then I wouldn't blame him for leaving. What would be the point of staying?

Of course us fans would stay, but since I support the Saints whatever happens, that's not so surprising!
As I've said before, just because something is being reported, doesn't mean it's true. And even if Poch is talking to Spurs, why not? How many of us have ever left a job without another one to go to? No, we tell our boss we have a doctor's appointment, and we nob off to the interview on the sly to see if it's a better option or not. Here, if he is in talks with Spurs, it would mean that they have approached Saints about it first, or it would be against the rules. So, if I were Poch and I had been asked to interview for Spurs, I would use that as a lever to get the Saints board to back my ambition, and nothing else. If our board back him, promise to either (a) not sell anyone or (b) give him the money to buy new players, I still don't think he'll go. Not to Spurs. They have no emotional appeal, and only a marginally better team at best. If the board are planning to sell everyone and not invest the money, which I don't think they are, then I wouldn't blame him for leaving. What would be the point of staying? Of course us fans would stay, but since I support the Saints whatever happens, that's not so surprising! Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 21

5:51pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

The only explanation is that we are being dismantled ... Our owners are cashing in on their investment. Those bastards, why are they doing it this way! If they cared for us they would sell the club in one piece!
The only explanation is that we are being dismantled ... Our owners are cashing in on their investment. Those bastards, why are they doing it this way! If they cared for us they would sell the club in one piece! BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -7

5:53pm Mon 26 May 14

Malcombe says...

I just have got to put something on here I am foaming at the mouth, who knows better than the Supporters that MoPo is in talks has he been seen? I am sure there are people lingering and waiting and working in shifts at White Hart Lane to catch any sign of a change and a glimps of MoPo, who knows that the Saints board have lost there ambitions to keep progressing? I am so infuriated I am making mistake while typing, when are we going to be told the honest truth? please SFC put out the facts and put us out of all this uncertainty it's torture and unfair to all those that care about Southampton FC
I just have got to put something on here I am foaming at the mouth, who knows better than the Supporters that MoPo is in talks has he been seen? I am sure there are people lingering and waiting and working in shifts at White Hart Lane to catch any sign of a change and a glimps of MoPo, who knows that the Saints board have lost there ambitions to keep progressing? I am so infuriated I am making mistake while typing, when are we going to be told the honest truth? please SFC put out the facts and put us out of all this uncertainty it's torture and unfair to all those that care about Southampton FC Malcombe
  • Score: 6

5:54pm Mon 26 May 14

Confucious says...

Can't say I'm not very jumpy about this along with the rest of you, but it's hard fathom why Poch would choose Spurs.

Saints was the vehicle which made Poch's reputation. I think he's a great manager - but he did walk into a great inheritance at Saints, not least in the club's younger players.

Spurs could easily wreck his reputation by Christmas. They have plenty of problems and zero patience.
Can't say I'm not very jumpy about this along with the rest of you, but it's hard fathom why Poch would choose Spurs. Saints was the vehicle which made Poch's reputation. I think he's a great manager - but he did walk into a great inheritance at Saints, not least in the club's younger players. Spurs could easily wreck his reputation by Christmas. They have plenty of problems and zero patience. Confucious
  • Score: 31

5:55pm Mon 26 May 14

loosehead says...

I'm not a footie fan but Tim Sherwood took an ailing team & made it good with the resources he had & they got rid why would MOPO want to go there when Saints are willing to build his team?
I'm not a footie fan but Tim Sherwood took an ailing team & made it good with the resources he had & they got rid why would MOPO want to go there when Saints are willing to build his team? loosehead
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Mon 26 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

express_a_view wrote:
i) I really hope MoPo commits to stay but sadly managers do come and go. No one though is ever bigger than the club and its supporters.
ii) I hope the board offered a competitive contract - if they did and MoPo ultimately declines it then there is in reality little that can be done and it is probably better to bring the matter to a swift conclusion.
iii) MoPo has done wonders. I hope he will reflect upon the wisdom of leaving a club where he is revered to one where the knives will be out at the first run of bad results. Just look at the longevity of Tottenham managers.
iv) If MoPo does go it is imperative there are no players sold until a new manager is in-situ. This will ensure that decisions on playing staff are made in the light of any new appointees vision for the club.

I really hope MoPo decides to commit to Saints but one thing worse than losing him would be a weeks or months of indecision and "will he stay will he go" speculation. We must remember managing Southampton FC is an attractive post and there will be capable applicants out there if we sadly have to face the parting of the ways.
Tend to agree.

Otherwise, there's some really miserable bu66ers on here tonight. Whatever happens, look where we are. At very, very worst, we are one hell of a lot further forward than we were when we reached the 2003 Cup Final. That's not what we hoped around Christmas, when we were looking to break into the elite pack over the coming seasons, but it's pretty good after the depresion of 2005-9.

My guess is MP is doing the right thing - looking at all his options before deciding on his future. It's a big decision and I'd do the same in his position. We'll know the outcome soon enough and be better placed to comment.

For now, as Bob says, let's have a cuppa, calm down and wait for official news.
[quote][p][bold]express_a_view[/bold] wrote: i) I really hope MoPo commits to stay but sadly managers do come and go. No one though is ever bigger than the club and its supporters. ii) I hope the board offered a competitive contract - if they did and MoPo ultimately declines it then there is in reality little that can be done and it is probably better to bring the matter to a swift conclusion. iii) MoPo has done wonders. I hope he will reflect upon the wisdom of leaving a club where he is revered to one where the knives will be out at the first run of bad results. Just look at the longevity of Tottenham managers. iv) If MoPo does go it is imperative there are no players sold until a new manager is in-situ. This will ensure that decisions on playing staff are made in the light of any new appointees vision for the club. I really hope MoPo decides to commit to Saints but one thing worse than losing him would be a weeks or months of indecision and "will he stay will he go" speculation. We must remember managing Southampton FC is an attractive post and there will be capable applicants out there if we sadly have to face the parting of the ways.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. Otherwise, there's some really miserable bu66ers on here tonight. Whatever happens, look where we are. At very, very worst, we are one hell of a lot further forward than we were when we reached the 2003 Cup Final. That's not what we hoped around Christmas, when we were looking to break into the elite pack over the coming seasons, but it's pretty good after the depresion of 2005-9. My guess is MP is doing the right thing - looking at all his options before deciding on his future. It's a big decision and I'd do the same in his position. We'll know the outcome soon enough and be better placed to comment. For now, as Bob says, let's have a cuppa, calm down and wait for official news. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 11

6:00pm Mon 26 May 14

kayfay says...

I can't believe the number of incredibly negative comments on here Pochettino has not yet gone! If he does then I think he will have made a mistake but still thank him for such a great season. There are plenty of good managers out there who would like a club like Saints- Moyes being one of them. All is not lost.
I can't believe the number of incredibly negative comments on here Pochettino has not yet gone! If he does then I think he will have made a mistake but still thank him for such a great season. There are plenty of good managers out there who would like a club like Saints- Moyes being one of them. All is not lost. kayfay
  • Score: -2

6:00pm Mon 26 May 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Oh, and I finally found the right Betfair page, and bet £100 AGAINST Poch being the Spurs manager on August 16th.
Oh, and I finally found the right Betfair page, and bet £100 AGAINST Poch being the Spurs manager on August 16th. Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 6

6:01pm Mon 26 May 14

Bronson69 says...

Its basically the identical article from the mirror yesterday , The echo have been cutting and pasting again that's all !
Its basically the identical article from the mirror yesterday , The echo have been cutting and pasting again that's all ! Bronson69
  • Score: -5

6:04pm Mon 26 May 14

brighton saint says...

Reports coming out of Holland that FDB will be leaving Ajax tomos...I'll just chill and wait to see it confirmed that Mo Po is signing a new contract on the Saints official site. Hang 10
Reports coming out of Holland that FDB will be leaving Ajax tomos...I'll just chill and wait to see it confirmed that Mo Po is signing a new contract on the Saints official site. Hang 10 brighton saint
  • Score: 14

6:04pm Mon 26 May 14

03alpe01 says...

Look on the bright side. At least now it looks like you will all get what you wished for the day he signed.
Look on the bright side. At least now it looks like you will all get what you wished for the day he signed. 03alpe01
  • Score: -5

6:06pm Mon 26 May 14

oh when the saints says...

Frank de Boer?
Frank de Boer? oh when the saints
  • Score: 6

6:07pm Mon 26 May 14

ctsaint says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Oh, and I finally found the right Betfair page, and bet £100 AGAINST Poch being the Spurs manager on August 16th.
Is it possible the bookies are suckering punters in off the back of speculation? Is there a pattern on managers who are favourite getting the job they are rumoured to be favourites for?

I still can't see it, that said I refused to believe the Cortese stuff when it started to hit the press's....we'll have to wait and see...........anxiou
s times.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Oh, and I finally found the right Betfair page, and bet £100 AGAINST Poch being the Spurs manager on August 16th.[/p][/quote]Is it possible the bookies are suckering punters in off the back of speculation? Is there a pattern on managers who are favourite getting the job they are rumoured to be favourites for? I still can't see it, that said I refused to believe the Cortese stuff when it started to hit the press's....we'll have to wait and see...........anxiou s times. ctsaint
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Mon 26 May 14

deepheat says...

I would have liked to have seen Mauricio Pochettino given another season at Southampton just to prove his loyalty and to see how far this Saints team could go but I think Mauricio Pochettino wants a new "project" and the Spurs job fits his needs.

He won't stay at Spurs for long though, he has ambitions.
If in his first season MP gets Spurs to plays fantastic football and wins the respect of the fans and pundits..........but finishes in 5th place......... he won't stay for another season. He will start another project if Real Madrid, Barcelona or a national team comes calling for his services.

Rafa Benitez next Saints manager?
I would have liked to have seen Mauricio Pochettino given another season at Southampton just to prove his loyalty and to see how far this Saints team could go but I think Mauricio Pochettino wants a new "project" and the Spurs job fits his needs. He won't stay at Spurs for long though, he has ambitions. If in his first season MP gets Spurs to plays fantastic football and wins the respect of the fans and pundits..........but finishes in 5th place......... he won't stay for another season. He will start another project if Real Madrid, Barcelona or a national team comes calling for his services. Rafa Benitez next Saints manager? deepheat
  • Score: 11

6:11pm Mon 26 May 14

pitbull says...

Poyet, Lennon and Petrescu being link with the Saints already.

God help us.

If Poch does go I hope we get someone in who takes us into the top four at the expense of the Spuds, I call it justice.
Poyet, Lennon and Petrescu being link with the Saints already. God help us. If Poch does go I hope we get someone in who takes us into the top four at the expense of the Spuds, I call it justice. pitbull
  • Score: 9

6:12pm Mon 26 May 14

miltonarcher says...

How about Rafa Benitez? Great record. Or a punt on Eddie Howe, he has done well to get a rag bag club to the brink of the playoffs.
How about Rafa Benitez? Great record. Or a punt on Eddie Howe, he has done well to get a rag bag club to the brink of the playoffs. miltonarcher
  • Score: 5

6:13pm Mon 26 May 14

costa gaz says...

Managers like Pochettino come along once in a lifetime and we have been lucky to have him continue the good work started by Nigel Adkins.

I think that within 4 years he'll be managing a European giant.
Someone at Southampton identified this incredible talent and he was brought here, maybe that same person is still at the club and could repeat that amazing coup.
Managers like Pochettino come along once in a lifetime and we have been lucky to have him continue the good work started by Nigel Adkins. I think that within 4 years he'll be managing a European giant. Someone at Southampton identified this incredible talent and he was brought here, maybe that same person is still at the club and could repeat that amazing coup. costa gaz
  • Score: 13

6:14pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

brighton saint wrote:
Reports coming out of Holland that FDB will be leaving Ajax tomos...I'll just chill and wait to see it confirmed that Mo Po is signing a new contract on the Saints official site. Hang 10
Interesting. He is the only other name in the frame. This ain't over. I for one am worried but refuse to slate the board or start talking about new managers while it's still in the balance.
[quote][p][bold]brighton saint[/bold] wrote: Reports coming out of Holland that FDB will be leaving Ajax tomos...I'll just chill and wait to see it confirmed that Mo Po is signing a new contract on the Saints official site. Hang 10[/p][/quote]Interesting. He is the only other name in the frame. This ain't over. I for one am worried but refuse to slate the board or start talking about new managers while it's still in the balance. Benali76
  • Score: 13

6:15pm Mon 26 May 14

costa gaz says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Well done to the fat butch ****, krugger and reed, you have managed to destroy 5 year's of hard work in 5 month's, you should be ashamed! You deserve the fans backlash, some hate him everyone has an opinion on him but Cortese would have none of this, Southampton was a steady ship under his command, now the rats are jumping off!
You are disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Well done to the fat butch ****, krugger and reed, you have managed to destroy 5 year's of hard work in 5 month's, you should be ashamed! You deserve the fans backlash, some hate him everyone has an opinion on him but Cortese would have none of this, Southampton was a steady ship under his command, now the rats are jumping off![/p][/quote]You are disgusting. costa gaz
  • Score: 21

6:18pm Mon 26 May 14

Folkestone Saint says...

It was reported that Mopo was offerd an attractive contract, so if he goe's it will be down to him not the board. My worry is that, if he goes it will be like a bad game of Jenga as he is what supports it all
It was reported that Mopo was offerd an attractive contract, so if he goe's it will be down to him not the board. My worry is that, if he goes it will be like a bad game of Jenga as he is what supports it all Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 3

6:18pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Oh, and I finally found the right Betfair page, and bet £100 AGAINST Poch being the Spurs manager on August 16th.
If anyone else wants a punt, or just to follow it, it's Football; specials; next spurs boss - go to betfair exchange. I have just sold £50. Maybe this is why it's drifted out slightly in the last 20 minutes. I sold at 1.14, it's now 1.17. It's been going up and down for a month but this is very low.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Oh, and I finally found the right Betfair page, and bet £100 AGAINST Poch being the Spurs manager on August 16th.[/p][/quote]If anyone else wants a punt, or just to follow it, it's Football; specials; next spurs boss - go to betfair exchange. I have just sold £50. Maybe this is why it's drifted out slightly in the last 20 minutes. I sold at 1.14, it's now 1.17. It's been going up and down for a month but this is very low. Benali76
  • Score: -2

6:21pm Mon 26 May 14

Simmo13 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?
no renewel for me because all that is going to be brought in is aaverage players and some no mark manager and to pay for a season ticket what we do its just not value for money !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?[/p][/quote]no renewel for me because all that is going to be brought in is aaverage players and some no mark manager and to pay for a season ticket what we do its just not value for money ! Simmo13
  • Score: 1

6:23pm Mon 26 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???
i cant see anything that says he has gone either!
it really amazes me how quick people are to jump ship and criticise the board and owner when news like this comes out.
MP is currently still our manager and if he stays our manager there will be a lot of embarrassed people out there.
those of you who are putting racists comments about him should be ashamed of yourselves.
we`ve had some already but if he goes be prepared for a whole load more `I told you so`s`, well if he goes I hope you are all really happy and smug that you `told us so`!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???[/p][/quote]i cant see anything that says he has gone either! it really amazes me how quick people are to jump ship and criticise the board and owner when news like this comes out. MP is currently still our manager and if he stays our manager there will be a lot of embarrassed people out there. those of you who are putting racists comments about him should be ashamed of yourselves. we`ve had some already but if he goes be prepared for a whole load more `I told you so`s`, well if he goes I hope you are all really happy and smug that you `told us so`! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 11

6:23pm Mon 26 May 14

Simmo13 says...

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
Yet again another board showing no ambition to take us one step further, we are on the verge of challenging for European football and could now be fighting relegation as half the team are sold off ! The current owner/ board couldn't organise a p**s up in a brewery what a joke
What has Krueger done absolutely nothing another yes man and that idiot Reed whats the point of that idiot done nothing yet sits in high seat !
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: Yet again another board showing no ambition to take us one step further, we are on the verge of challenging for European football and could now be fighting relegation as half the team are sold off ! The current owner/ board couldn't organise a p**s up in a brewery what a joke[/p][/quote]What has Krueger done absolutely nothing another yes man and that idiot Reed whats the point of that idiot done nothing yet sits in high seat ! Simmo13
  • Score: -14

6:25pm Mon 26 May 14

adscm says...

pitbull wrote:
The odds are now 1/8 for Pochettino to take over at Spurs but at the same time the odds are getting shorter on Laudrup as well.

Hopefully Spurs go for Laudrup and Poch stays. If not Laudrup wouldn't be a bad replacement.
But if Spurs go for Laudrup, let's hope it's because Poch told them to 'do one' because he's happy at Saints.

There might be a certain amount of lost confidence in Poch from the Saints supporters if he wanted to go to Spurs but they chose Laudrup over him.

And a year from now he will be off somewhere else and we'll be in the same boat as we are now, potentially.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: The odds are now 1/8 for Pochettino to take over at Spurs but at the same time the odds are getting shorter on Laudrup as well. Hopefully Spurs go for Laudrup and Poch stays. If not Laudrup wouldn't be a bad replacement.[/p][/quote]But if Spurs go for Laudrup, let's hope it's because Poch told them to 'do one' because he's happy at Saints. There might be a certain amount of lost confidence in Poch from the Saints supporters if he wanted to go to Spurs but they chose Laudrup over him. And a year from now he will be off somewhere else and we'll be in the same boat as we are now, potentially. adscm
  • Score: 3

6:26pm Mon 26 May 14

costa gaz says...

The fact that all the coaching staff are set to follow along with a number of players will mean a complete rebuild.... But they always work don't they :-(
The fact that all the coaching staff are set to follow along with a number of players will mean a complete rebuild.... But they always work don't they :-( costa gaz
  • Score: -2

6:26pm Mon 26 May 14

wrypop says...

Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well!
Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well! wrypop
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Mon 26 May 14

miltonarcher says...

OMG! Di Canio is looking for a job.
OMG! Di Canio is looking for a job. miltonarcher
  • Score: 6

6:30pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

costa gaz wrote:
Managers like Pochettino come along once in a lifetime and we have been lucky to have him continue the good work started by Nigel Adkins.

I think that within 4 years he'll be managing a European giant.
Someone at Southampton identified this incredible talent and he was brought here, maybe that same person is still at the club and could repeat that amazing coup.
Possibly. But will we lose him in a just over a year too when we are the brink of something special again?

Anyway I guess Cortese identified him. Maybe the watershed was him going and not Poch.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Managers like Pochettino come along once in a lifetime and we have been lucky to have him continue the good work started by Nigel Adkins. I think that within 4 years he'll be managing a European giant. Someone at Southampton identified this incredible talent and he was brought here, maybe that same person is still at the club and could repeat that amazing coup.[/p][/quote]Possibly. But will we lose him in a just over a year too when we are the brink of something special again? Anyway I guess Cortese identified him. Maybe the watershed was him going and not Poch. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 7

6:32pm Mon 26 May 14

Block 42 says...

neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well
neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well Block 42
  • Score: -15

6:32pm Mon 26 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

MP has said repeatedly that the papers speculate all ove the place and it has little basis in truth. Let's just wait and see. I for one am not convinced anything will change this year.
MP has said repeatedly that the papers speculate all ove the place and it has little basis in truth. Let's just wait and see. I for one am not convinced anything will change this year. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Mon 26 May 14

brighton saint says...

Benali76 wrote:
brighton saint wrote:
Reports coming out of Holland that FDB will be leaving Ajax tomos...I'll just chill and wait to see it confirmed that Mo Po is signing a new contract on the Saints official site. Hang 10
Interesting. He is the only other name in the frame. This ain't over. I for one am worried but refuse to slate the board or start talking about new managers while it's still in the balance.
Deffo nobody shld be slating the board after what ML and KL have done for our club over the last few years...we as fans must not forget....we still have a second to none youth academy producing the best talent in The Prem...the owners have invested heavily in this...the way forward...still reck Mo Po will stay but if he does go ...one man does not make a club despite how popular / brilliant he is...COYS
[quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton saint[/bold] wrote: Reports coming out of Holland that FDB will be leaving Ajax tomos...I'll just chill and wait to see it confirmed that Mo Po is signing a new contract on the Saints official site. Hang 10[/p][/quote]Interesting. He is the only other name in the frame. This ain't over. I for one am worried but refuse to slate the board or start talking about new managers while it's still in the balance.[/p][/quote]Deffo nobody shld be slating the board after what ML and KL have done for our club over the last few years...we as fans must not forget....we still have a second to none youth academy producing the best talent in The Prem...the owners have invested heavily in this...the way forward...still reck Mo Po will stay but if he does go ...one man does not make a club despite how popular / brilliant he is...COYS brighton saint
  • Score: 9

6:34pm Mon 26 May 14

thesaint88 says...

transparent board they told us, more like invisible'!'!!! They should end all the speculation now
transparent board they told us, more like invisible'!'!!! They should end all the speculation now thesaint88
  • Score: 3

6:35pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
It was reported that Mopo was offerd an attractive contract, so if he goe's it will be down to him not the board. My worry is that, if he goes it will be like a bad game of Jenga as he is what supports it all
Not so. He also wants the board to commit to the plan he was sold to bring him here. If his employer has changed its ambitions then he cannot be blamed for looking for a club with ambitions to match his own.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: It was reported that Mopo was offerd an attractive contract, so if he goe's it will be down to him not the board. My worry is that, if he goes it will be like a bad game of Jenga as he is what supports it all[/p][/quote]Not so. He also wants the board to commit to the plan he was sold to bring him here. If his employer has changed its ambitions then he cannot be blamed for looking for a club with ambitions to match his own. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 6

6:36pm Mon 26 May 14

Costa Baz says...

It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool.

Kismet?
It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool. Kismet? Costa Baz
  • Score: 16

6:41pm Mon 26 May 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Reports of our demise are highly premature.

Lets say, worse case scenario, we lose Poch, Adam and Shaw (maybe Schneiderlin too). What do we end up with? Well, we're an excellent proposition for many high class managers - people would be queuing up to manage us. We also receive 60-70 million in transfer fees plus compo for Poch. That's more than enough to wipe out any debts and provide say 25 million for new transfers. add that to the TV revenues. True, it wont allow us to 'kick on' next season, but it will make us a viable Premiership club for the foreseeable future. What we must no do is attract a manager who sees Saints as a long term proposition.

I think we have to be realistic - with the size of our stadium we are going to struggle to compete revenue wise and that will hamper us under the FIFA fair play rules. We will always lose players, because we can't afford the wages.

I hope this post doesn't show a lack of ambition on my part - just I have a long memory and I'd rather be financially viable long term than a one hi wonder tat then faces oblivion - ring any bells?
Reports of our demise are highly premature. Lets say, worse case scenario, we lose Poch, Adam and Shaw (maybe Schneiderlin too). What do we end up with? Well, we're an excellent proposition for many high class managers - people would be queuing up to manage us. We also receive 60-70 million in transfer fees plus compo for Poch. That's more than enough to wipe out any debts and provide say 25 million for new transfers. add that to the TV revenues. True, it wont allow us to 'kick on' next season, but it will make us a viable Premiership club for the foreseeable future. What we must no do is attract a manager who sees Saints as a long term proposition. I think we have to be realistic - with the size of our stadium we are going to struggle to compete revenue wise and that will hamper us under the FIFA fair play rules. We will always lose players, because we can't afford the wages. I hope this post doesn't show a lack of ambition on my part - just I have a long memory and I'd rather be financially viable long term than a one hi wonder tat then faces oblivion - ring any bells? Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 21

6:42pm Mon 26 May 14

costa gaz says...

Costa Baz wrote:
It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool.

Kismet?
If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool. Kismet?[/p][/quote]If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone. costa gaz
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Mon 26 May 14

Reality-man says...

He's dead to me
He's dead to me Reality-man
  • Score: -6

6:42pm Mon 26 May 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

*now
*hit
*that

doh!
*now *hit *that doh! Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: -2

6:45pm Mon 26 May 14

peregrine73 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Managers like Pochettino come along once in a lifetime and we have been lucky to have him continue the good work started by Nigel Adkins.

I think that within 4 years he'll be managing a European giant.
Someone at Southampton identified this incredible talent and he was brought here, maybe that same person is still at the club and could repeat that amazing coup.
MP was never going to stay long,he has the ability to reach the very top,clubs with big resources will allow him to do that.Unfortunately the repercussions of his departure will be the loss of our top players as the top clubs are encircling the club already!.Our best hope is to stay up next season and try to rebuild,this will not be easy without a class manager, how things can change!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Managers like Pochettino come along once in a lifetime and we have been lucky to have him continue the good work started by Nigel Adkins. I think that within 4 years he'll be managing a European giant. Someone at Southampton identified this incredible talent and he was brought here, maybe that same person is still at the club and could repeat that amazing coup.[/p][/quote]MP was never going to stay long,he has the ability to reach the very top,clubs with big resources will allow him to do that.Unfortunately the repercussions of his departure will be the loss of our top players as the top clubs are encircling the club already!.Our best hope is to stay up next season and try to rebuild,this will not be easy without a class manager, how things can change! peregrine73
  • Score: -3

6:45pm Mon 26 May 14

Block 42 says...

nice one ralph les and katerina...wouldnt of happend under cortese
nice one ralph les and katerina...wouldnt of happend under cortese Block 42
  • Score: 4

6:52pm Mon 26 May 14

Simmo13 says...

Block 42 wrote:
nice one ralph les and katerina...wouldnt of happend under cortese
totally agree but just why take so long we have waited and waited for this.
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: nice one ralph les and katerina...wouldnt of happend under cortese[/p][/quote]totally agree but just why take so long we have waited and waited for this. Simmo13
  • Score: 0

6:52pm Mon 26 May 14

saintforever says...

the board should have just told spurs NO when they approached over mopo.
lack of ambition seems to follow us - after the best season i can remember watching we are back to the same old story - selling players (not a selling club lol), and looking for an average manager .
the board should come out and make an announcement - i renewed my season ticket in good faith that mopo and the majority of the players would be returning next season - can i get a refund under the sale of goods act?
the board should have just told spurs NO when they approached over mopo. lack of ambition seems to follow us - after the best season i can remember watching we are back to the same old story - selling players (not a selling club lol), and looking for an average manager . the board should come out and make an announcement - i renewed my season ticket in good faith that mopo and the majority of the players would be returning next season - can i get a refund under the sale of goods act? saintforever
  • Score: 3

6:55pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Times is reporting Pochettino has signed 3 year deal with Tottenham....
Times is reporting Pochettino has signed 3 year deal with Tottenham.... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Mon 26 May 14

Saintlee72 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?
It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway.
Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off.
And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?[/p][/quote]It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway. Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off. And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum. Saintlee72
  • Score: -2

6:58pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

We should go for De boer. It's one of the only ways for our board to keep my faith in them. And even then, I am feeling so down...
We should go for De boer. It's one of the only ways for our board to keep my faith in them. And even then, I am feeling so down... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 6

6:59pm Mon 26 May 14

Little Hitler says...

soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
Part of me shares your sentiments and I therefore fully understand what you're saying BUT we finished 13 points behind Tottenham who, by most people's view, had a rotten season. Making up those 13 points is a massive task requiring huge investment.

Like it or not, our own resurrection was based on flexing our financial muscle and taking talent from other less prosperous clubs (for example, Adkins, Lambert, Fonte, even Lallana). Can we really complain now the tables have turned?

There's a food chain in football, Cortese knew it and although he asked the question how, not if, we can win the Premier League he knew it was just a clever motivational phrase rather than a real possibility. He practically admitted this in last weeks interview with the BBC.

What is crucial if he goes is that we sustain and grow our academy as it's what currently places us at the top of the list of 20 or so 2nd tier clubs (Tottenhan being at the bottom of the 1st tier).

What are my thoughts on the new board? I have no idea but we'll know a lot more about them in a month or so. The only thing I don't like from what I've seen so far is Les Reed, I thought his recent press conference was poorly delivered (too long) and weakly conveyed.
[quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]Part of me shares your sentiments and I therefore fully understand what you're saying BUT we finished 13 points behind Tottenham who, by most people's view, had a rotten season. Making up those 13 points is a massive task requiring huge investment. Like it or not, our own resurrection was based on flexing our financial muscle and taking talent from other less prosperous clubs (for example, Adkins, Lambert, Fonte, even Lallana). Can we really complain now the tables have turned? There's a food chain in football, Cortese knew it and although he asked the question how, not if, we can win the Premier League he knew it was just a clever motivational phrase rather than a real possibility. He practically admitted this in last weeks interview with the BBC. What is crucial if he goes is that we sustain and grow our academy as it's what currently places us at the top of the list of 20 or so 2nd tier clubs (Tottenhan being at the bottom of the 1st tier). What are my thoughts on the new board? I have no idea but we'll know a lot more about them in a month or so. The only thing I don't like from what I've seen so far is Les Reed, I thought his recent press conference was poorly delivered (too long) and weakly conveyed. Little Hitler
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Mon 26 May 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

This is obviously very sad news and likely to happen by the look of it. However, if it does we are in a great position to appoint a GOOD new manager given our appeal. MoPo is the man we want but there are world class managers lurking. All I'd say is if your going then go asap and don't make a fuss. On another note it would be odd him going while players are off on int duty so he wouldn't say a decent goodbye?
This is obviously very sad news and likely to happen by the look of it. However, if it does we are in a great position to appoint a GOOD new manager given our appeal. MoPo is the man we want but there are world class managers lurking. All I'd say is if your going then go asap and don't make a fuss. On another note it would be odd him going while players are off on int duty so he wouldn't say a decent goodbye? Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: 0

7:01pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Saintlee72 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?
It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway.
Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off.
And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.
I am strongly of the opinion that the board have no ambition and that's why he's buggering off. This is the greatest opportunity in my lifetime and I'm seriously hacked off with it all. I would have thought finishing 8th and 3 of our players off with England to a World Cup in Brazil would feel different to this.
[quote][p][bold]Saintlee72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?[/p][/quote]It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway. Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off. And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.[/p][/quote]I am strongly of the opinion that the board have no ambition and that's why he's buggering off. This is the greatest opportunity in my lifetime and I'm seriously hacked off with it all. I would have thought finishing 8th and 3 of our players off with England to a World Cup in Brazil would feel different to this. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

7:07pm Mon 26 May 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Saintlee72 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?
It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway.
Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off.
And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.
I am strongly of the opinion that the board have no ambition and that's why he's buggering off. This is the greatest opportunity in my lifetime and I'm seriously hacked off with it all. I would have thought finishing 8th and 3 of our players off with England to a World Cup in Brazil would feel different to this.
Seed, do you think the owners/board will sell our main assets and then the club? If the board have no vision what are their options?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintlee72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?[/p][/quote]It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway. Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off. And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.[/p][/quote]I am strongly of the opinion that the board have no ambition and that's why he's buggering off. This is the greatest opportunity in my lifetime and I'm seriously hacked off with it all. I would have thought finishing 8th and 3 of our players off with England to a World Cup in Brazil would feel different to this.[/p][/quote]Seed, do you think the owners/board will sell our main assets and then the club? If the board have no vision what are their options? Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: 1

7:08pm Mon 26 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

Those of you saying you won't renew your season ticket based on an event that hasn't happened yet should hang your heads in shame! Quick to brand other fans as plastic but look at yourselves ! Even if he does go, it's not the end of the world, we are still a prem club and an attractive proposition to new managers, players and owners if it comes to it! If you claim to be a supporter of southampton fc then you should 'support' southampton fc! Discussing to see you turning your back on your club, I hear there is another team down the road go and support them if you so quick to throw your toys out the pram!
Those of you saying you won't renew your season ticket based on an event that hasn't happened yet should hang your heads in shame! Quick to brand other fans as plastic but look at yourselves ! Even if he does go, it's not the end of the world, we are still a prem club and an attractive proposition to new managers, players and owners if it comes to it! If you claim to be a supporter of southampton fc then you should 'support' southampton fc! Discussing to see you turning your back on your club, I hear there is another team down the road go and support them if you so quick to throw your toys out the pram! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 15

7:12pm Mon 26 May 14

saint si says...

Confucious wrote:
Can't say I'm not very jumpy about this along with the rest of you, but it's hard fathom why Poch would choose Spurs.

Saints was the vehicle which made Poch's reputation. I think he's a great manager - but he did walk into a great inheritance at Saints, not least in the club's younger players.

Spurs could easily wreck his reputation by Christmas. They have plenty of problems and zero patience.
Spot on. Its a massive gamble for Poch and Spurs.
What has Poch actually done?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Can't say I'm not very jumpy about this along with the rest of you, but it's hard fathom why Poch would choose Spurs. Saints was the vehicle which made Poch's reputation. I think he's a great manager - but he did walk into a great inheritance at Saints, not least in the club's younger players. Spurs could easily wreck his reputation by Christmas. They have plenty of problems and zero patience.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Its a massive gamble for Poch and Spurs. What has Poch actually done? saint si
  • Score: 7

7:14pm Mon 26 May 14

redandy10 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???
i cant see anything that says he has gone either!
it really amazes me how quick people are to jump ship and criticise the board and owner when news like this comes out.
MP is currently still our manager and if he stays our manager there will be a lot of embarrassed people out there.
those of you who are putting racists comments about him should be ashamed of yourselves.
we`ve had some already but if he goes be prepared for a whole load more `I told you so`s`, well if he goes I hope you are all really happy and smug that you `told us so`!
Thank god you replied. Everybody seems to be ignoring him!!!
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???[/p][/quote]i cant see anything that says he has gone either! it really amazes me how quick people are to jump ship and criticise the board and owner when news like this comes out. MP is currently still our manager and if he stays our manager there will be a lot of embarrassed people out there. those of you who are putting racists comments about him should be ashamed of yourselves. we`ve had some already but if he goes be prepared for a whole load more `I told you so`s`, well if he goes I hope you are all really happy and smug that you `told us so`![/p][/quote]Thank god you replied. Everybody seems to be ignoring him!!! redandy10
  • Score: -4

7:19pm Mon 26 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

saint si wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Can't say I'm not very jumpy about this along with the rest of you, but it's hard fathom why Poch would choose Spurs.

Saints was the vehicle which made Poch's reputation. I think he's a great manager - but he did walk into a great inheritance at Saints, not least in the club's younger players.

Spurs could easily wreck his reputation by Christmas. They have plenty of problems and zero patience.
Spot on. Its a massive gamble for Poch and Spurs.
What has Poch actually done?
...... the aqueduct!
[quote][p][bold]saint si[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Can't say I'm not very jumpy about this along with the rest of you, but it's hard fathom why Poch would choose Spurs. Saints was the vehicle which made Poch's reputation. I think he's a great manager - but he did walk into a great inheritance at Saints, not least in the club's younger players. Spurs could easily wreck his reputation by Christmas. They have plenty of problems and zero patience.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Its a massive gamble for Poch and Spurs. What has Poch actually done?[/p][/quote]...... the aqueduct! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Mon 26 May 14

Block 42 says...

if raaaaaaaalph goes for de boer I will have some faith resored in then..if they go cheap and sell assets there will be mass protests outside st marys.
if raaaaaaaalph goes for de boer I will have some faith resored in then..if they go cheap and sell assets there will be mass protests outside st marys. Block 42
  • Score: 1

7:24pm Mon 26 May 14

KSO16R says...

Southampton football club will still be around next season. That's good enough for me!
Southampton football club will still be around next season. That's good enough for me! KSO16R
  • Score: 10

7:26pm Mon 26 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

Block 42 wrote:
neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well
him or sherwood for me, i like malky to
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well[/p][/quote]him or sherwood for me, i like malky to rossofficial10
  • Score: -4

7:30pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Columbo's Glass Eye wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Saintlee72 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
I agree 100%.
It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?
It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway.
Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off.
And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.
I am strongly of the opinion that the board have no ambition and that's why he's buggering off. This is the greatest opportunity in my lifetime and I'm seriously hacked off with it all. I would have thought finishing 8th and 3 of our players off with England to a World Cup in Brazil would feel different to this.
Seed, do you think the owners/board will sell our main assets and then the club? If the board have no vision what are their options?
It all depends on how this started. Was Markus behind it or was it always Cortese who had the plan and persuaded Markus to financially back it? If the whole project was down to Cortese then we lost the visionary in January and became rudderless. Maybe the new board in their naivety thought they'd trundle along without realising the ferociousness of the EPL which none of them had any previous experience in - Reed is on the club board not the main company. If the pack of cards collapses they may well regret not having sold the club fully intact to someone wanting to push on. To sell the players and then a hollow club is totally the wrong way to do it, as much for tax reasons as any, but maybe that's what will happen even if not the original intention. Christ knows what's going to happen and maybe we are too negative and pessimistic at this moment, but do you really believe Ralph is a 'man with a plan' and is going to make Cortese look crap?
[quote][p][bold]Columbo's Glass Eye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintlee72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]I agree 100%.[/p][/quote]It's very hard to see that when your club has risen from the ashes and created a unique momentum and spirit, taken 52k to Wembley, achieved back to back promotions and produced a pile of top quality home grown talent and is owned by a billionaire that if those aren't the right ingredients to push to the very top - then what are?[/p][/quote]It's alright having all of that which you have mentioned, but if the board have no ambition and have no intention of taking the club forward then it's all irrelevant anyway. Maybe MoPo has sensed this and that's why he is buggering off. And, just for the record, if anyone thinks Neil Lennon should get the job, You're either a Saints fan who knows nothing about football or a skate wum.[/p][/quote]I am strongly of the opinion that the board have no ambition and that's why he's buggering off. This is the greatest opportunity in my lifetime and I'm seriously hacked off with it all. I would have thought finishing 8th and 3 of our players off with England to a World Cup in Brazil would feel different to this.[/p][/quote]Seed, do you think the owners/board will sell our main assets and then the club? If the board have no vision what are their options?[/p][/quote]It all depends on how this started. Was Markus behind it or was it always Cortese who had the plan and persuaded Markus to financially back it? If the whole project was down to Cortese then we lost the visionary in January and became rudderless. Maybe the new board in their naivety thought they'd trundle along without realising the ferociousness of the EPL which none of them had any previous experience in - Reed is on the club board not the main company. If the pack of cards collapses they may well regret not having sold the club fully intact to someone wanting to push on. To sell the players and then a hollow club is totally the wrong way to do it, as much for tax reasons as any, but maybe that's what will happen even if not the original intention. Christ knows what's going to happen and maybe we are too negative and pessimistic at this moment, but do you really believe Ralph is a 'man with a plan' and is going to make Cortese look crap? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

7:31pm Mon 26 May 14

Mosin85 says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
Those of you saying you won't renew your season ticket based on an event that hasn't happened yet should hang your heads in shame! Quick to brand other fans as plastic but look at yourselves ! Even if he does go, it's not the end of the world, we are still a prem club and an attractive proposition to new managers, players and owners if it comes to it! If you claim to be a supporter of southampton fc then you should 'support' southampton fc! Discussing to see you turning your back on your club, I hear there is another team down the road go and support them if you so quick to throw your toys out the pram!
All though i agree with some of your post you have to remember that the hole point in supporting a football team is the unwritten agreement that the club will at least TRY to catch the teams ahead other wise what is the point of supporting a team?. ahh new season whats the club aiming for this year ahh yes same as last year to just SURVIVE the 38 games and not get relelgated, sorry but this is not supporting. what do you think Gunners fans manchester united and city chelsea and liverpool would all have in common if the board came out and said we are playing for premership survival for the rest of the clubs future? i pretty certain the biggest club in the world ( united ) would no longer be the biggest as Manchester United fans all around the world suddenly swap to a different club? Ambition is shared between board / club owners and fans if not then its not a football club just a number to make the league up to 38 games a season...........eit
her we are the mighty Saints or we are a selling club that does not deserve the great fan base it has. Either way ill always love Saints
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: Those of you saying you won't renew your season ticket based on an event that hasn't happened yet should hang your heads in shame! Quick to brand other fans as plastic but look at yourselves ! Even if he does go, it's not the end of the world, we are still a prem club and an attractive proposition to new managers, players and owners if it comes to it! If you claim to be a supporter of southampton fc then you should 'support' southampton fc! Discussing to see you turning your back on your club, I hear there is another team down the road go and support them if you so quick to throw your toys out the pram![/p][/quote]All though i agree with some of your post you have to remember that the hole point in supporting a football team is the unwritten agreement that the club will at least TRY to catch the teams ahead other wise what is the point of supporting a team?. ahh new season whats the club aiming for this year ahh yes same as last year to just SURVIVE the 38 games and not get relelgated, sorry but this is not supporting. what do you think Gunners fans manchester united and city chelsea and liverpool would all have in common if the board came out and said we are playing for premership survival for the rest of the clubs future? i pretty certain the biggest club in the world ( united ) would no longer be the biggest as Manchester United fans all around the world suddenly swap to a different club? Ambition is shared between board / club owners and fans if not then its not a football club just a number to make the league up to 38 games a season...........eit her we are the mighty Saints or we are a selling club that does not deserve the great fan base it has. Either way ill always love Saints Mosin85
  • Score: 4

7:32pm Mon 26 May 14

Costa Baz says...

costa gaz wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool.

Kismet?
If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.
It doesn't have to be a total rebuild.

No one has "officially" been sold, so the squad of key players is still intact.
I would hope that status would remain until such a time as the club knows who will be managing the team next season.

If it isn't MP, I would very much hope the board would veto any transfers until the new guy has been appointed and decided, for himself, who he can do without.

As I have said, on a previous thread, players are fickle. They may be declaring undying devotion to MP, now, but if he was replaced by someone of greater footballing and managerial status, I think most of our players would transfer their "love" in the blink of an eye.
Didn't the same bunch do just that when MP replaced Adkins?
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool. Kismet?[/p][/quote]If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.[/p][/quote]It doesn't have to be a total rebuild. No one has "officially" been sold, so the squad of key players is still intact. I would hope that status would remain until such a time as the club knows who will be managing the team next season. If it isn't MP, I would very much hope the board would veto any transfers until the new guy has been appointed and decided, for himself, who he can do without. As I have said, on a previous thread, players are fickle. They may be declaring undying devotion to MP, now, but if he was replaced by someone of greater footballing and managerial status, I think most of our players would transfer their "love" in the blink of an eye. Didn't the same bunch do just that when MP replaced Adkins? Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

7:32pm Mon 26 May 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well
him or sherwood for me, i like malky to
I hope you're joking.Malky? Lennon, Sherwood or Malky would be settling for mediocrity.
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well[/p][/quote]him or sherwood for me, i like malky to[/p][/quote]I hope you're joking.Malky? Lennon, Sherwood or Malky would be settling for mediocrity. Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: 4

7:32pm Mon 26 May 14

saintbobby says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Bye Poch.
I knew it was more than likely. Still hoping, but the delay has been so painful and,frankly, pretty obvious that there was trouble about.

A bigger worry now is who else will go? Why, Poch, why oh why? There is just trouble at White Hart Lane. Players not that good and what about the youngsters! Nothing like ours. Just do not understand it. As I say, still hoping. Is there a God? It's nuts!
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Bye Poch.[/p][/quote]I knew it was more than likely. Still hoping, but the delay has been so painful and,frankly, pretty obvious that there was trouble about. A bigger worry now is who else will go? Why, Poch, why oh why? There is just trouble at White Hart Lane. Players not that good and what about the youngsters! Nothing like ours. Just do not understand it. As I say, still hoping. Is there a God? It's nuts! saintbobby
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Mon 26 May 14

Mr saint76 says...

Apparently Roberto Mancini is at the grazing goat as we speak
Apparently Roberto Mancini is at the grazing goat as we speak Mr saint76
  • Score: 2

7:37pm Mon 26 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

Block 42 wrote:
neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well
him or sherwood for me, i like malky to
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well[/p][/quote]him or sherwood for me, i like malky to rossofficial10
  • Score: -5

7:38pm Mon 26 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

just wait till it's on an offical club site - until then it is ALL speculation
just wait till it's on an offical club site - until then it is ALL speculation Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 2

7:39pm Mon 26 May 14

Saintade says...

TalkSport radio is doing a piece about Poch and De Boer right now.
TalkSport radio is doing a piece about Poch and De Boer right now. Saintade
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Mon 26 May 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Costa Baz wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool.

Kismet?
If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.
It doesn't have to be a total rebuild.

No one has "officially" been sold, so the squad of key players is still intact.
I would hope that status would remain until such a time as the club knows who will be managing the team next season.

If it isn't MP, I would very much hope the board would veto any transfers until the new guy has been appointed and decided, for himself, who he can do without.

As I have said, on a previous thread, players are fickle. They may be declaring undying devotion to MP, now, but if he was replaced by someone of greater footballing and managerial status, I think most of our players would transfer their "love" in the blink of an eye.
Didn't the same bunch do just that when MP replaced Adkins?
Totally agree with this point, and we will be singing the name of the next incumbent if we are three-nil up on the first day of the season!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool. Kismet?[/p][/quote]If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.[/p][/quote]It doesn't have to be a total rebuild. No one has "officially" been sold, so the squad of key players is still intact. I would hope that status would remain until such a time as the club knows who will be managing the team next season. If it isn't MP, I would very much hope the board would veto any transfers until the new guy has been appointed and decided, for himself, who he can do without. As I have said, on a previous thread, players are fickle. They may be declaring undying devotion to MP, now, but if he was replaced by someone of greater footballing and managerial status, I think most of our players would transfer their "love" in the blink of an eye. Didn't the same bunch do just that when MP replaced Adkins?[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this point, and we will be singing the name of the next incumbent if we are three-nil up on the first day of the season! Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Mon 26 May 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Costa Baz wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool.

Kismet?
If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.
It doesn't have to be a total rebuild.

No one has "officially" been sold, so the squad of key players is still intact.
I would hope that status would remain until such a time as the club knows who will be managing the team next season.

If it isn't MP, I would very much hope the board would veto any transfers until the new guy has been appointed and decided, for himself, who he can do without.

As I have said, on a previous thread, players are fickle. They may be declaring undying devotion to MP, now, but if he was replaced by someone of greater footballing and managerial status, I think most of our players would transfer their "love" in the blink of an eye.
Didn't the same bunch do just that when MP replaced Adkins?
Totally agree with this point, and we will be singing the name of the next incumbent if we are three-nil up on the first day of the season!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: It would be kind of ironic, if MP were to be replaced by Moyes, whose first action would be to veto Shaw's move to Utd and Lallana's move to Liverpool. Kismet?[/p][/quote]If the inevitable happens I would be more than happy to have Moyes in charge... there wont be a shortage of good managers wanting to take over here, but as I said it will be a total rebuild... a difficult task for anyone.[/p][/quote]It doesn't have to be a total rebuild. No one has "officially" been sold, so the squad of key players is still intact. I would hope that status would remain until such a time as the club knows who will be managing the team next season. If it isn't MP, I would very much hope the board would veto any transfers until the new guy has been appointed and decided, for himself, who he can do without. As I have said, on a previous thread, players are fickle. They may be declaring undying devotion to MP, now, but if he was replaced by someone of greater footballing and managerial status, I think most of our players would transfer their "love" in the blink of an eye. Didn't the same bunch do just that when MP replaced Adkins?[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this point, and we will be singing the name of the next incumbent if we are three-nil up on the first day of the season! Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Mon 26 May 14

Block 42 says...

Columbo's Glass Eye wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well
him or sherwood for me, i like malky to
I hope you're joking.Malky? Lennon, Sherwood or Malky would be settling for mediocrity.
malky?I really dont think so.This would be a real sucker punch to the fans.tim sherwood is a clown and by all accounts was disliked by his colleagues so I do not think he would fit our club either.neil lennon has done okay and he adopts workmanlike philosifies so neil could be an option.although mauricio has not left yet mind.
[quote][p][bold]Columbo's Glass Eye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: neil lennon please at least he might get wanyama playing well[/p][/quote]him or sherwood for me, i like malky to[/p][/quote]I hope you're joking.Malky? Lennon, Sherwood or Malky would be settling for mediocrity.[/p][/quote]malky?I really dont think so.This would be a real sucker punch to the fans.tim sherwood is a clown and by all accounts was disliked by his colleagues so I do not think he would fit our club either.neil lennon has done okay and he adopts workmanlike philosifies so neil could be an option.although mauricio has not left yet mind. Block 42
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Mon 26 May 14

tennisaint says...

Every time a team like us get some momentum going big money big teams come and do a smash and grab. You can understand why we hate teams like Spurs and Arsenal we become a feeder club for them. I just hope the Kids are ready this time as it will be hard to stay up without our top players.
Every time a team like us get some momentum going big money big teams come and do a smash and grab. You can understand why we hate teams like Spurs and Arsenal we become a feeder club for them. I just hope the Kids are ready this time as it will be hard to stay up without our top players. tennisaint
  • Score: 7

7:45pm Mon 26 May 14

LFCalways says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
This is all just paper talk...but let's just suppose for one insane moment Poch has taken the bait and listened to the smooth talking Levy who has told him Spuds are a bigger club with more to spend and aspirations to be top 4 next season...Then we say bye, bye Poch thanks for your help thus far, but we'll just get ourselves another top manager, and there's a few of them would kill to get a chance to manage Saints with the set up we have here, then we will be just fine!
However, my hunch says Poch is not stupid enough to believe anything from Levy and he knows that a job at Spuds is nothing like as good as he's going to get at Saints next season so he will spend another season with us to build his reputation even higher before he goes to one of the so called massive clubs e.g. Real Madrid...
Here's hoping and trusting in the level headedness of Poch, the SAINTS manager! COYR!!!
lol you need to look at Sky Sports News, BBC Sport, Daily Echo, Sky Bet your losing you manager 26/05/14 since 15:00 and your board has let it happen, your losing you players and your club is in crisis by always selling your talent and your club don't tell you loyal fans nothing........
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: This is all just paper talk...but let's just suppose for one insane moment Poch has taken the bait and listened to the smooth talking Levy who has told him Spuds are a bigger club with more to spend and aspirations to be top 4 next season...Then we say bye, bye Poch thanks for your help thus far, but we'll just get ourselves another top manager, and there's a few of them would kill to get a chance to manage Saints with the set up we have here, then we will be just fine! However, my hunch says Poch is not stupid enough to believe anything from Levy and he knows that a job at Spuds is nothing like as good as he's going to get at Saints next season so he will spend another season with us to build his reputation even higher before he goes to one of the so called massive clubs e.g. Real Madrid... Here's hoping and trusting in the level headedness of Poch, the SAINTS manager! COYR!!![/p][/quote]lol you need to look at Sky Sports News, BBC Sport, Daily Echo, Sky Bet your losing you manager 26/05/14 since 15:00 and your board has let it happen, your losing you players and your club is in crisis by always selling your talent and your club don't tell you loyal fans nothing........ LFCalways
  • Score: -16

7:46pm Mon 26 May 14

redandy10 says...

He'll be gone by the end of the week and I don't care what Les Reed says! This is a nightmare for the vision that NC had, I can't see us ever breaking into that elite if he goes. Luke & Adam will leave, the club will hopefully hold on to the rest of the talent, for how long will depend on the performance of Poch's replacement.

I don't think some fans realised the CONSEQUENCES of NC leaving. They'll soon WILL unfortunately!
He'll be gone by the end of the week and I don't care what Les Reed says! This is a nightmare for the vision that NC had, I can't see us ever breaking into that elite if he goes. Luke & Adam will leave, the club will hopefully hold on to the rest of the talent, for how long will depend on the performance of Poch's replacement. I don't think some fans realised the CONSEQUENCES of NC leaving. They'll soon WILL unfortunately! redandy10
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Mon 26 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

I think most of us can agree on if someone asked us, who would you keep the most out of Poch, lallana and shaw. we all would pick Lallana. as long as he stays and we continue to build a team around him i will be happy
I think most of us can agree on if someone asked us, who would you keep the most out of Poch, lallana and shaw. we all would pick Lallana. as long as he stays and we continue to build a team around him i will be happy rossofficial10
  • Score: -6

7:49pm Mon 26 May 14

poshdave says...

....well no surprise there then?....he would have signed for us ages ago if he wanted to stay........we are a fantastic job now so no talk of Champ managers like Malkie or Lennon please!,............
............. straight swap for Sherwood for me, although he does come across as a bit of a cry baby!...but can't argue with his record or the way Spurs played........its more worrying bout who the manager will have to pick from come the start of the new season if we have a mass exodus!.........
....well no surprise there then?....he would have signed for us ages ago if he wanted to stay........we are a fantastic job now so no talk of Champ managers like Malkie or Lennon please!,............ ............. straight swap for Sherwood for me, although he does come across as a bit of a cry baby!...but can't argue with his record or the way Spurs played........its more worrying bout who the manager will have to pick from come the start of the new season if we have a mass exodus!......... poshdave
  • Score: -7

7:50pm Mon 26 May 14

andygoater1957 says...

It all comes down to money, fair play rules,
It all comes down to money, fair play rules, andygoater1957
  • Score: -1

7:50pm Mon 26 May 14

JohnItaly says...

If MoPo does go not too worried there are plenty of good managers out there. I just hope that the Board have been taking steps to ensure a replacement is put in place quickly. The big concern and question is the effect his departure will have the squad and how their concerns will result in players looking to leave for pastures new. Any real delay in MoPo's successor being appointed can only increase those concerns as to the future plans and ambitions of the Club. It has to be said if MoPo leaves then as sure as night follows day the spin put on his departure will be very negative with Saints being seen as another one season wonder like Swansea. One can also see the "big" clubs viewing Saints as a superb provider of quality youngsters and putting immense pressure on our young stars. The very recent success of Bale has, in a strange way, probably not helped our cause.
If MoPo does go not too worried there are plenty of good managers out there. I just hope that the Board have been taking steps to ensure a replacement is put in place quickly. The big concern and question is the effect his departure will have the squad and how their concerns will result in players looking to leave for pastures new. Any real delay in MoPo's successor being appointed can only increase those concerns as to the future plans and ambitions of the Club. It has to be said if MoPo leaves then as sure as night follows day the spin put on his departure will be very negative with Saints being seen as another one season wonder like Swansea. One can also see the "big" clubs viewing Saints as a superb provider of quality youngsters and putting immense pressure on our young stars. The very recent success of Bale has, in a strange way, probably not helped our cause. JohnItaly
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Mon 26 May 14

Holly the Dog says...

As a Saints supporter, I will support the Club whoever is the Manager and whoever is in the team. I supported Saints during the good times and the bad times (Lowe) and I hope that everyone does the same. How quickly people foget when Adkins was sacked for MoPo and the criticism of the Board. This is all speculation.
As a Saints supporter, I will support the Club whoever is the Manager and whoever is in the team. I supported Saints during the good times and the bad times (Lowe) and I hope that everyone does the same. How quickly people foget when Adkins was sacked for MoPo and the criticism of the Board. This is all speculation. Holly the Dog
  • Score: 13

7:55pm Mon 26 May 14

knuckle dragger says...

So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense.

Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.
So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense. Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 1

7:55pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Our problem is that we are not organized. The coming backlash from fans has long been a neat formula in a spreadsheet stating that our reaction will be outweighed by benefits...

If only we were better organized. We should all commit to buying our tickets via a central agency, and in a situation like this, the central agency would halt all purchases.

There should be no direct dealing with the club. All transactions should go through the agency. The agency would counterbalance the power of the owners.
Our problem is that we are not organized. The coming backlash from fans has long been a neat formula in a spreadsheet stating that our reaction will be outweighed by benefits... If only we were better organized. We should all commit to buying our tickets via a central agency, and in a situation like this, the central agency would halt all purchases. There should be no direct dealing with the club. All transactions should go through the agency. The agency would counterbalance the power of the owners. BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -1

7:57pm Mon 26 May 14

M.U.CS1 says...

You could all wave your white hankies in support of Puch eggio, just a thought. Ha ha 1/6 on, he's gone, Shaw to follow out of the door to Man.U very soon.
You could all wave your white hankies in support of Puch eggio, just a thought. Ha ha 1/6 on, he's gone, Shaw to follow out of the door to Man.U very soon. M.U.CS1
  • Score: -14

7:58pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

De boer odds just shot down. If Poch goes and he is available he would be perfect. Yeah I know I just said I wouldn't speak about the next manager before we have proper factual news but I can't help myself.
De boer odds just shot down. If Poch goes and he is available he would be perfect. Yeah I know I just said I wouldn't speak about the next manager before we have proper factual news but I can't help myself. Benali76
  • Score: 0

8:03pm Mon 26 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense.

Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.
The owner is a billionare! What's the problem! That to me is a lack of ambition!I dont think we'll have a team as good as we've got now for many years to come and it's all clearly being ruined!
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense. Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.[/p][/quote]The owner is a billionare! What's the problem! That to me is a lack of ambition!I dont think we'll have a team as good as we've got now for many years to come and it's all clearly being ruined! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 2

8:03pm Mon 26 May 14

befriendly says...

One good year doesn't make poch a good manager and he may well regret leaving when Levy sacks him in six/ten months time. He sacks, so called, top managers, AVB, and sacks manager who got the team into top six because he's not a big name. If Poch does go Tim Sherwood would possibly make a good replacement.
One good year doesn't make poch a good manager and he may well regret leaving when Levy sacks him in six/ten months time. He sacks, so called, top managers, AVB, and sacks manager who got the team into top six because he's not a big name. If Poch does go Tim Sherwood would possibly make a good replacement. befriendly
  • Score: -3

8:06pm Mon 26 May 14

Derek Barnes says...

Thank you Nicola ,thank you Poch for the Southampton Way and 'our dream is real '. Hope we don't lose any players to Spurs now. C.O .Y .R .
Thank you Nicola ,thank you Poch for the Southampton Way and 'our dream is real '. Hope we don't lose any players to Spurs now. C.O .Y .R . Derek Barnes
  • Score: 1

8:06pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Things are starting to make sense... Our next manager is Murat Yakin...

http://www.goal.com/
en/news/755/europe/2
014/05/17/4823776/mu
rat-yakin-to-leave-b
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This is no coincidence...
Things are starting to make sense... Our next manager is Murat Yakin... http://www.goal.com/ en/news/755/europe/2 014/05/17/4823776/mu rat-yakin-to-leave-b asel This is no coincidence... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Mon 26 May 14

LFCalways says...

wrypop wrote:
Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well!
Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact
[quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well![/p][/quote]Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact LFCalways
  • Score: -10

8:09pm Mon 26 May 14

St.Yorkie says...

I know it sounds strange but we have developed a style which is unique. The squad has a do or die mentality. It has been very successful. If we stay together without Poch then why change a style?
Sure I would be disappointed but more so if the squad didn't kick on with or without Poch!
He's not gone yet - I've been in advanced talks before only to see "what if" it may just be curiosity?
I know there has been a bit of stereotyping re. Argentinians but I believe Poch to be a man of honour. Shoot me down if I'm wrong but he still has a year on his contract. He has nothing to lose but players - and dinner with Lallana last night could be a sounding out of intentions.
If Poch goes I expect an exodus as the players clearly "love" him. Tough to stomach but money is the route of all evil - follow the gold!
As for the board well they have tabled a generous offer with or without guarantees - we will have to wait and see! Whatever happens like many on here we will still be itchy come 3pm on every Saturday wanting a result! One thing never changes come rain or shine - your team!
Keep the faith even from as afar as Yorkshire!
COYS!!
I know it sounds strange but we have developed a style which is unique. The squad has a do or die mentality. It has been very successful. If we stay together without Poch then why change a style? Sure I would be disappointed but more so if the squad didn't kick on with or without Poch! He's not gone yet - I've been in advanced talks before only to see "what if" it may just be curiosity? I know there has been a bit of stereotyping re. Argentinians but I believe Poch to be a man of honour. Shoot me down if I'm wrong but he still has a year on his contract. He has nothing to lose but players - and dinner with Lallana last night could be a sounding out of intentions. If Poch goes I expect an exodus as the players clearly "love" him. Tough to stomach but money is the route of all evil - follow the gold! As for the board well they have tabled a generous offer with or without guarantees - we will have to wait and see! Whatever happens like many on here we will still be itchy come 3pm on every Saturday wanting a result! One thing never changes come rain or shine - your team! Keep the faith even from as afar as Yorkshire! COYS!! St.Yorkie
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Mon 26 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Poch won't last long at Spurs - they are a USING CLUB and he will be on his way after 1.5 years at most.

Poch will be a fool to have his head turned by Spuds - look at the Moyes scenario.

NO TO SPURS.

All the Fans and Players like POCH and WANT HIM TO SIGN AND STAY.
Poch won't last long at Spurs - they are a USING CLUB and he will be on his way after 1.5 years at most. Poch will be a fool to have his head turned by Spuds - look at the Moyes scenario. NO TO SPURS. All the Fans and Players like POCH and WANT HIM TO SIGN AND STAY. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

LFCalways wrote:
wrypop wrote:
Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well!
Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact
Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well![/p][/quote]Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact[/p][/quote]Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Mon 26 May 14

John Smith34 says...

Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.
Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle. John Smith34
  • Score: -1

8:14pm Mon 26 May 14

swesaint says...

soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
Lovely, one less moaner in the stands next season
[quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]Lovely, one less moaner in the stands next season swesaint
  • Score: 4

8:15pm Mon 26 May 14

saint dave says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense.

Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.
sense at last
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense. Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.[/p][/quote]sense at last saint dave
  • Score: 11

8:15pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

John Smith34 wrote:
Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.
Like I said, this is no coincidence:

http://www.goal.com/
en/news/755/europe/2
014/05/17/4823776/mu
rat-yakin-to-leave-b
asel

The Board might have some talent yet...
[quote][p][bold]John Smith34[/bold] wrote: Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.[/p][/quote]Like I said, this is no coincidence: http://www.goal.com/ en/news/755/europe/2 014/05/17/4823776/mu rat-yakin-to-leave-b asel The Board might have some talent yet... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 3

8:17pm Mon 26 May 14

saint dave says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense.

Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.
sense at last
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense. Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.[/p][/quote]sense at last saint dave
  • Score: 5

8:17pm Mon 26 May 14

Benali76 says...

John Smith34 wrote:
Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.
Good shout. In fact brilliant shout when compared to Sherwood or Lennon
[quote][p][bold]John Smith34[/bold] wrote: Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.[/p][/quote]Good shout. In fact brilliant shout when compared to Sherwood or Lennon Benali76
  • Score: 5

8:23pm Mon 26 May 14

swesaint says...

fritzer wrote:
After 67 years a supporter I only wish that the club would come out with an honest statement because If this is fair dinkum stuff? there will be no renewals for me as it shows what kind of ambition the currant owners have, it now becomes very clear why Cortese left the club.. Say no more!!! Standby now for a mass exit of players. .I fnd this hard to diijest.
So after 67 years of supporting maybe losing a manager is enough to stop the support. Do we need you in the stands?
[quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: After 67 years a supporter I only wish that the club would come out with an honest statement because If this is fair dinkum stuff? there will be no renewals for me as it shows what kind of ambition the currant owners have, it now becomes very clear why Cortese left the club.. Say no more!!! Standby now for a mass exit of players. .I fnd this hard to diijest.[/p][/quote]So after 67 years of supporting maybe losing a manager is enough to stop the support. Do we need you in the stands? swesaint
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Benali76 wrote:
John Smith34 wrote:
Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.
Good shout. In fact brilliant shout when compared to Sherwood or Lennon
The Swiss connection... Leaving Basel on 17th May.... Tottenham were after him in 2013 .... Beat Chelsea home and away in Champions League ...

Yes, things are starting to really make sense. And I for one think this is a little bit of brilliance!

But we need to keep the players!
[quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Smith34[/bold] wrote: Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.[/p][/quote]Good shout. In fact brilliant shout when compared to Sherwood or Lennon[/p][/quote]The Swiss connection... Leaving Basel on 17th May.... Tottenham were after him in 2013 .... Beat Chelsea home and away in Champions League ... Yes, things are starting to really make sense. And I for one think this is a little bit of brilliance! But we need to keep the players! BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 5

8:26pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Benali76 wrote:
John Smith34 wrote:
Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.
Good shout. In fact brilliant shout when compared to Sherwood or Lennon
The Swiss connection... Leaving Basel on 17th May.... Tottenham were after him in 2013 .... Beat Chelsea home and away in Champions League ...

Yes, things are starting to really make sense. And I for one think this is a little bit of brilliance!

But we need to keep the players!
MY oh MY!

... I think I am getting carried way now...
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Smith34[/bold] wrote: Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.[/p][/quote]Good shout. In fact brilliant shout when compared to Sherwood or Lennon[/p][/quote]The Swiss connection... Leaving Basel on 17th May.... Tottenham were after him in 2013 .... Beat Chelsea home and away in Champions League ... Yes, things are starting to really make sense. And I for one think this is a little bit of brilliance! But we need to keep the players![/p][/quote]MY oh MY! ... I think I am getting carried way now... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Mon 26 May 14

galadriel says...

miltonarcher wrote:
How about Rafa Benitez? Great record. Or a punt on Eddie Howe, he has done well to get a rag bag club to the brink of the playoffs.
Miltonarcher...you'v
e as much chance of getting Eddie Howe to manage 'the kings of the south coast' as I have of playing in goal for England in the world cup this year. Dream on.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: How about Rafa Benitez? Great record. Or a punt on Eddie Howe, he has done well to get a rag bag club to the brink of the playoffs.[/p][/quote]Miltonarcher...you'v e as much chance of getting Eddie Howe to manage 'the kings of the south coast' as I have of playing in goal for England in the world cup this year. Dream on. galadriel
  • Score: 0

8:34pm Mon 26 May 14

Saintlee72 says...

Look !!! He's gone, and as gutted as we all are, he wants to go. End of !!!
No thanks Lennon, No thanks Petrescu, No thanks Poyet, Definitely no thanks Di Canio - so, who do we get ??????
Look !!! He's gone, and as gutted as we all are, he wants to go. End of !!! No thanks Lennon, No thanks Petrescu, No thanks Poyet, Definitely no thanks Di Canio - so, who do we get ?????? Saintlee72
  • Score: -3

8:34pm Mon 26 May 14

F Fan says...

All this appears to arise from Simon Peach’s Press Association reports – “in advanced talks” is a long way from gone. But it would be a severe blow if MP does go, especially the likely impact on players agitating to go too. But it is far, far too early to start having a go at the Board. Criticism would only be justified if:

MP goes;
and more than one or two players on long term contracts go;
and MP and players are not replaced by people of at least equal quality;
and there is no investment on strengthening the squad.

If all of that happens, fine, have a go at the Board for giving up on the once in a lifetime chance of moving Southampton up to the very top of English Football. But, as of now, there are no grounds for attacking the Board, none at all.

I have reported InCortesewetrust for that disgusting post – please would other do the same – should have been taken down immediately..
All this appears to arise from Simon Peach’s Press Association reports – “in advanced talks” is a long way from gone. But it would be a severe blow if MP does go, especially the likely impact on players agitating to go too. But it is far, far too early to start having a go at the Board. Criticism would only be justified if: MP goes; and more than one or two players on long term contracts go; and MP and players are not replaced by people of at least equal quality; and there is no investment on strengthening the squad. If all of that happens, fine, have a go at the Board for giving up on the once in a lifetime chance of moving Southampton up to the very top of English Football. But, as of now, there are no grounds for attacking the Board, none at all. I have reported InCortesewetrust for that disgusting post – please would other do the same – should have been taken down immediately.. F Fan
  • Score: 9

8:47pm Mon 26 May 14

knuckle dragger says...

SaintSteve76 wrote:
knuckle dragger wrote:
So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense.

Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.
The owner is a billionare! What's the problem! That to me is a lack of ambition!I dont think we'll have a team as good as we've got now for many years to come and it's all clearly being ruined!
A viable business has to be able to stand on its own and not because of a billionaire owner.
[quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense. Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.[/p][/quote]The owner is a billionare! What's the problem! That to me is a lack of ambition!I dont think we'll have a team as good as we've got now for many years to come and it's all clearly being ruined![/p][/quote]A viable business has to be able to stand on its own and not because of a billionaire owner. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Mon 26 May 14

upwherewebelong says...

Epsom Saint wrote:
Come on folks, it doesn't necessarily follow that a board lacks ambition because it decides not to gamble tens of millions on wages and transfer fees - and buying footballers is a gamble as we have all seen in recent times.

By all accounts, the board has offered a big contract to Poch - if that's not enough for him and he goes then I'll be as disappointed as anyone else. It may be he's thinking of leaving for other reasons - but we don't know that yet. Let's wait and see what happens before we start crucifying the board.
The issue is Krueger seems a nice guy but completely out of his depth in charge of a football club. If due to the boards lack of ambition we lose mp we as fans need to unite and most importantly let Freddie know how disappointed we are. Although allegedly a contract has been offered mp also needs the board to back him financially. I am concerned that for the first time in about 6 years that we have a board that don't want success or to treat the fans with respect
[quote][p][bold]Epsom Saint[/bold] wrote: Come on folks, it doesn't necessarily follow that a board lacks ambition because it decides not to gamble tens of millions on wages and transfer fees - and buying footballers is a gamble as we have all seen in recent times. By all accounts, the board has offered a big contract to Poch - if that's not enough for him and he goes then I'll be as disappointed as anyone else. It may be he's thinking of leaving for other reasons - but we don't know that yet. Let's wait and see what happens before we start crucifying the board.[/p][/quote]The issue is Krueger seems a nice guy but completely out of his depth in charge of a football club. If due to the boards lack of ambition we lose mp we as fans need to unite and most importantly let Freddie know how disappointed we are. Although allegedly a contract has been offered mp also needs the board to back him financially. I am concerned that for the first time in about 6 years that we have a board that don't want success or to treat the fans with respect upwherewebelong
  • Score: -1

9:04pm Mon 26 May 14

andygoater1957 says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
SaintSteve76 wrote:
knuckle dragger wrote:
So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense.

Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.
The owner is a billionare! What's the problem! That to me is a lack of ambition!I dont think we'll have a team as good as we've got now for many years to come and it's all clearly being ruined!
A viable business has to be able to stand on its own and not because of a billionaire owner.
Fair play rules makes her ,not aloud to use just her money.
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: So much negativity here. If Poch goes then he goes and we move on with a new manager. I suspect the reason for his possible departure being a probable small transfer budget and/or sale of key players but we need to remember we have to find £24 million in transfer fees so I believe the board is doing the best it can do under these circumstances and this does not show lack of ambition, rather it shows some common sense. Who ever our manager will be next season will have my support.[/p][/quote]The owner is a billionare! What's the problem! That to me is a lack of ambition!I dont think we'll have a team as good as we've got now for many years to come and it's all clearly being ruined![/p][/quote]A viable business has to be able to stand on its own and not because of a billionaire owner.[/p][/quote]Fair play rules makes her ,not aloud to use just her money. andygoater1957
  • Score: 1

9:04pm Mon 26 May 14

JohnItaly says...

Just a thought but if MoPo does depart it will make a pleasant change to read in the press thoughts about who will be coming to St Marys rather than who is leaving!
Just a thought but if MoPo does depart it will make a pleasant change to read in the press thoughts about who will be coming to St Marys rather than who is leaving! JohnItaly
  • Score: 5

9:06pm Mon 26 May 14

upwherewebelong says...

Block 42 wrote:
if raaaaaaaalph goes for de boer I will have some faith resored in then..if they go cheap and sell assets there will be mass protests outside st marys.
Sadly I think you're wrong as the majority of people on here think Krueger can do nothing wrong. He is a liar as he promised open communication yet with something as important as this silence. This means that in my opinion he can't be trusted. How sad to see katharina wasting all the good and hard work done I can't fathom why
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: if raaaaaaaalph goes for de boer I will have some faith resored in then..if they go cheap and sell assets there will be mass protests outside st marys.[/p][/quote]Sadly I think you're wrong as the majority of people on here think Krueger can do nothing wrong. He is a liar as he promised open communication yet with something as important as this silence. This means that in my opinion he can't be trusted. How sad to see katharina wasting all the good and hard work done I can't fathom why upwherewebelong
  • Score: -4

9:10pm Mon 26 May 14

martin van tuyl says...

I certainly hope the board have had a replacement in mind for some time now?
I certainly hope the board have had a replacement in mind for some time now? martin van tuyl
  • Score: 1

9:11pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

'I am both humbled and privileged to extend my stay at this great club. I am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last two years and now we move on to the next phase which I believe will be as exciting, challenging and rewarding. I am grateful to our owners and senior management team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can progress on the field.'

Great comment, sadly it was Rodgers and not Pochettino.
'I am both humbled and privileged to extend my stay at this great club. I am very happy to build on the foundations we have built over the last two years and now we move on to the next phase which I believe will be as exciting, challenging and rewarding. I am grateful to our owners and senior management team who have supported me and who share my vision of how we can progress on the field.' Great comment, sadly it was Rodgers and not Pochettino. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 7

9:15pm Mon 26 May 14

Thankyounicola says...

Thomas Tuchel as the next manager. He is a free agent and he did wonders for Mainz 05 in germany. The board have a german connection.

I feel Poch has been offered a very good deal by the board but I don't think he wants to stay. Even if none of the players are sold. I have a feeling that he has had his heart set on the spurs job for a while. It might prove to a bad move for his career or maybe not. He will stay if spurs decide not to appoint him.

Unfortunately the footballing world is a murky one. ethics, loyalty etc are not high priority issues for some managers, players or owners.
Thomas Tuchel as the next manager. He is a free agent and he did wonders for Mainz 05 in germany. The board have a german connection. I feel Poch has been offered a very good deal by the board but I don't think he wants to stay. Even if none of the players are sold. I have a feeling that he has had his heart set on the spurs job for a while. It might prove to a bad move for his career or maybe not. He will stay if spurs decide not to appoint him. Unfortunately the footballing world is a murky one. ethics, loyalty etc are not high priority issues for some managers, players or owners. Thankyounicola
  • Score: 6

9:25pm Mon 26 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

swesaint wrote:
fritzer wrote:
After 67 years a supporter I only wish that the club would come out with an honest statement because If this is fair dinkum stuff? there will be no renewals for me as it shows what kind of ambition the currant owners have, it now becomes very clear why Cortese left the club.. Say no more!!! Standby now for a mass exit of players. .I fnd this hard to diijest.
So after 67 years of supporting maybe losing a manager is enough to stop the support. Do we need you in the stands?
I'm afraid I agree with the initial post. I've been a season ticket holder over twenty years and I've never been as excited about a saints team as I am with the current team. Pochettino was going to stay provided he was given assurances regarding the ambition if the board. Poch realises the ability and potential of the team but he obviously hasn't recieved assurances in terms of ambition and progress. For the first time in my life I'm considering not spending half of my months wages on a season ticket. I'll still support the team but I don't see the point of spending what is a lot of money for me on a team which clearly has little ambition. A team which could have realistically finished in the top five with one or two signings and with pochettino in charge.Looks like we're just going to go back to making up the numbers or even worse, end up in a relegation battle! Devastated and angry!
[quote][p][bold]swesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: After 67 years a supporter I only wish that the club would come out with an honest statement because If this is fair dinkum stuff? there will be no renewals for me as it shows what kind of ambition the currant owners have, it now becomes very clear why Cortese left the club.. Say no more!!! Standby now for a mass exit of players. .I fnd this hard to diijest.[/p][/quote]So after 67 years of supporting maybe losing a manager is enough to stop the support. Do we need you in the stands?[/p][/quote]I'm afraid I agree with the initial post. I've been a season ticket holder over twenty years and I've never been as excited about a saints team as I am with the current team. Pochettino was going to stay provided he was given assurances regarding the ambition if the board. Poch realises the ability and potential of the team but he obviously hasn't recieved assurances in terms of ambition and progress. For the first time in my life I'm considering not spending half of my months wages on a season ticket. I'll still support the team but I don't see the point of spending what is a lot of money for me on a team which clearly has little ambition. A team which could have realistically finished in the top five with one or two signings and with pochettino in charge.Looks like we're just going to go back to making up the numbers or even worse, end up in a relegation battle! Devastated and angry! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 6

9:27pm Mon 26 May 14

Saint Dennis says...

Poch was Cortese's appointment. The actual owner of the Club, who Cortese was clearly trying to exclude from input, had no say in it. She now has her own people in place. Why is there an assumption that she has no ambition? Maybe she, Krueger, Reed et al think Saints should have actually finished higher then 8th with the talent in their squad (excluding Du Prado). Don't forget the number of points Saints threw away from winning positions. As well as getting a decent replacement, hopefully they will do something about that awful kit - proper red and white stripes and black shorts please.
Poch was Cortese's appointment. The actual owner of the Club, who Cortese was clearly trying to exclude from input, had no say in it. She now has her own people in place. Why is there an assumption that she has no ambition? Maybe she, Krueger, Reed et al think Saints should have actually finished higher then 8th with the talent in their squad (excluding Du Prado). Don't forget the number of points Saints threw away from winning positions. As well as getting a decent replacement, hopefully they will do something about that awful kit - proper red and white stripes and black shorts please. Saint Dennis
  • Score: 7

9:28pm Mon 26 May 14

Shirley Mutant says...

How about getting Diego Simone? Athletico may think he's too much trouble for what he's worth after kicking off in the CL final. Just sayin . . .
How about getting Diego Simone? Athletico may think he's too much trouble for what he's worth after kicking off in the CL final. Just sayin . . . Shirley Mutant
  • Score: -1

9:35pm Mon 26 May 14

hugh123 says...

So we're going to lose the manager and four or more star players. Isn't it depressing that there will always be the clubs with lots of money and the rest can go to the wall? Still it's been nice while it lasted......
So we're going to lose the manager and four or more star players. Isn't it depressing that there will always be the clubs with lots of money and the rest can go to the wall? Still it's been nice while it lasted...... hugh123
  • Score: -1

9:36pm Mon 26 May 14

andygoater1957 says...

Saint Dennis wrote:
Poch was Cortese's appointment. The actual owner of the Club, who Cortese was clearly trying to exclude from input, had no say in it. She now has her own people in place. Why is there an assumption that she has no ambition? Maybe she, Krueger, Reed et al think Saints should have actually finished higher then 8th with the talent in their squad (excluding Du Prado). Don't forget the number of points Saints threw away from winning positions. As well as getting a decent replacement, hopefully they will do something about that awful kit - proper red and white stripes and black shorts please.
Have we got a kit for next now
[quote][p][bold]Saint Dennis[/bold] wrote: Poch was Cortese's appointment. The actual owner of the Club, who Cortese was clearly trying to exclude from input, had no say in it. She now has her own people in place. Why is there an assumption that she has no ambition? Maybe she, Krueger, Reed et al think Saints should have actually finished higher then 8th with the talent in their squad (excluding Du Prado). Don't forget the number of points Saints threw away from winning positions. As well as getting a decent replacement, hopefully they will do something about that awful kit - proper red and white stripes and black shorts please.[/p][/quote]Have we got a kit for next now andygoater1957
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Mon 26 May 14

LFCalways says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
wrypop wrote:
Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well!
Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact
Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...
Yeah the fact man is back.........don't need to tell you, most of the saints fans can see it.... but most other saints fans are to blind to see the signs, every other supporter can see it from the outside, but you saints fans who is supposed to be close to the club can't!.. why do your board always keep you guys in the dark answer that? i bet you say that its all BS and don't believe the reports.....you need to wake up!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well![/p][/quote]Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact[/p][/quote]Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...[/p][/quote]Yeah the fact man is back.........don't need to tell you, most of the saints fans can see it.... but most other saints fans are to blind to see the signs, every other supporter can see it from the outside, but you saints fans who is supposed to be close to the club can't!.. why do your board always keep you guys in the dark answer that? i bet you say that its all BS and don't believe the reports.....you need to wake up!!!!! LFCalways
  • Score: -3

9:43pm Mon 26 May 14

Buddy SFC says...

Gutted if it's true ...... BUT I was gutted after Nigel !! and look what happened !
Gutted if it's true ...... BUT I was gutted after Nigel !! and look what happened ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Mon 26 May 14

andygoater1957 says...

andygoater1957 wrote:
Saint Dennis wrote:
Poch was Cortese's appointment. The actual owner of the Club, who Cortese was clearly trying to exclude from input, had no say in it. She now has her own people in place. Why is there an assumption that she has no ambition? Maybe she, Krueger, Reed et al think Saints should have actually finished higher then 8th with the talent in their squad (excluding Du Prado). Don't forget the number of points Saints threw away from winning positions. As well as getting a decent replacement, hopefully they will do something about that awful kit - proper red and white stripes and black shorts please.
Have we got a kit for next now
Have we a. new kit for next season then.
[quote][p][bold]andygoater1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Dennis[/bold] wrote: Poch was Cortese's appointment. The actual owner of the Club, who Cortese was clearly trying to exclude from input, had no say in it. She now has her own people in place. Why is there an assumption that she has no ambition? Maybe she, Krueger, Reed et al think Saints should have actually finished higher then 8th with the talent in their squad (excluding Du Prado). Don't forget the number of points Saints threw away from winning positions. As well as getting a decent replacement, hopefully they will do something about that awful kit - proper red and white stripes and black shorts please.[/p][/quote]Have we got a kit for next now[/p][/quote]Have we a. new kit for next season then. andygoater1957
  • Score: 0

9:51pm Mon 26 May 14

mack chinnon says...

I blame the pasta eating surrender monkey.
I blame the pasta eating surrender monkey. mack chinnon
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Mon 26 May 14

andysaint says...

Do we get to keep the interpreter?
Do we get to keep the interpreter? andysaint
  • Score: 9

9:54pm Mon 26 May 14

deepheat says...

According to sources in Holland Frank De Boer is leaving Ajax.
On his way to Saints?

Looks like Baldini the Tech Director at Spuds is leaving so Poch and Cortese could both end up at Spuds.
According to sources in Holland Frank De Boer is leaving Ajax. On his way to Saints? Looks like Baldini the Tech Director at Spuds is leaving so Poch and Cortese could both end up at Spuds. deepheat
  • Score: -1

9:58pm Mon 26 May 14

Lehman Bros Banker says...

It's almost impossible to get a bet on Poch being named next Spurs Manager. Odds of 1/10 confirm his departure to White Hart Lane.
Let's just hope our Board moves swiftly to announce a high calibre successor (one they have been working on for some time knowing this day was coming)because the squad to a man will be absolutely gutted and several of them are already having their heads turned with almost daily transfer talk.
It's almost impossible to get a bet on Poch being named next Spurs Manager. Odds of 1/10 confirm his departure to White Hart Lane. Let's just hope our Board moves swiftly to announce a high calibre successor (one they have been working on for some time knowing this day was coming)because the squad to a man will be absolutely gutted and several of them are already having their heads turned with almost daily transfer talk. Lehman Bros Banker
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Mon 26 May 14

Costa Baz says...

deepheat wrote:
According to sources in Holland Frank De Boer is leaving Ajax.
On his way to Saints?

Looks like Baldini the Tech Director at Spuds is leaving so Poch and Cortese could both end up at Spuds.
On another forum, a poster with an Ajax connection (???? Believe it if you want) says de Boer is in the Caribbean, on holiday.

Maybe Ralph can fly down from Canada, on his way back here? ✈️

Can't see Cortese and Levy under the same roof.
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: According to sources in Holland Frank De Boer is leaving Ajax. On his way to Saints? Looks like Baldini the Tech Director at Spuds is leaving so Poch and Cortese could both end up at Spuds.[/p][/quote]On another forum, a poster with an Ajax connection (???? Believe it if you want) says de Boer is in the Caribbean, on holiday. Maybe Ralph can fly down from Canada, on his way back here? ✈️ Can't see Cortese and Levy under the same roof. Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

10:12pm Mon 26 May 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer
If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: 4

10:12pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Do you know we had a higher average possession, 59%, than any other team in the Premiership? If Osvaldo, and Poch had his part to play, hadn't turned out to be such a total knob, things may be different now.

So now we can't blame Fox or Guly I'm going for Osdildo.
Do you know we had a higher average possession, 59%, than any other team in the Premiership? If Osvaldo, and Poch had his part to play, hadn't turned out to be such a total knob, things may be different now. So now we can't blame Fox or Guly I'm going for Osdildo. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

10:12pm Mon 26 May 14

Folkestone Saint says...

LFCalways wrote:
SnapperSaint wrote:
This is all just paper talk...but let's just suppose for one insane moment Poch has taken the bait and listened to the smooth talking Levy who has told him Spuds are a bigger club with more to spend and aspirations to be top 4 next season...Then we say bye, bye Poch thanks for your help thus far, but we'll just get ourselves another top manager, and there's a few of them would kill to get a chance to manage Saints with the set up we have here, then we will be just fine!
However, my hunch says Poch is not stupid enough to believe anything from Levy and he knows that a job at Spuds is nothing like as good as he's going to get at Saints next season so he will spend another season with us to build his reputation even higher before he goes to one of the so called massive clubs e.g. Real Madrid...
Here's hoping and trusting in the level headedness of Poch, the SAINTS manager! COYR!!!
lol you need to look at Sky Sports News, BBC Sport, Daily Echo, Sky Bet your losing you manager 26/05/14 since 15:00 and your board has let it happen, your losing you players and your club is in crisis by always selling your talent and your club don't tell you loyal fans nothing........
Well, at least our club still sells scarves, I hear your lot will be selling chokers instead to commemerate this season
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: This is all just paper talk...but let's just suppose for one insane moment Poch has taken the bait and listened to the smooth talking Levy who has told him Spuds are a bigger club with more to spend and aspirations to be top 4 next season...Then we say bye, bye Poch thanks for your help thus far, but we'll just get ourselves another top manager, and there's a few of them would kill to get a chance to manage Saints with the set up we have here, then we will be just fine! However, my hunch says Poch is not stupid enough to believe anything from Levy and he knows that a job at Spuds is nothing like as good as he's going to get at Saints next season so he will spend another season with us to build his reputation even higher before he goes to one of the so called massive clubs e.g. Real Madrid... Here's hoping and trusting in the level headedness of Poch, the SAINTS manager! COYR!!![/p][/quote]lol you need to look at Sky Sports News, BBC Sport, Daily Echo, Sky Bet your losing you manager 26/05/14 since 15:00 and your board has let it happen, your losing you players and your club is in crisis by always selling your talent and your club don't tell you loyal fans nothing........[/p][/quote]Well, at least our club still sells scarves, I hear your lot will be selling chokers instead to commemerate this season Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 6

10:16pm Mon 26 May 14

PTID1898 says...

Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la
Who the **** is laughing now
Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la Who the **** is laughing now PTID1898
  • Score: -3

10:17pm Mon 26 May 14

Clever Dick says...

Everybody went crazy when NC sacked Pardew. We got someone better. Everyone went crazy when NC sacked NA and all the "in the know" pundits said he was crazy. We got someone better. MoPo came in and was extremely fortunate to inherit a very talented group of players. Agreed his pressing style made some good premiership sides look ordinary, but there are plenty of other managers out there who can do a job. If he's not intelligent enough to see how close this side is to upsetting the big clubs and if he's not intelligent enough to see that the big egos at Spuds simply won't put the work rate in to play his pressing style, then let him go and learn the hard way. Until Spuds get rid of Levy they will never get anywhere. I'm looking forward to us finishing above them next season and none of this nonsense is going to affect me getting a season ticket.
Everybody went crazy when NC sacked Pardew. We got someone better. Everyone went crazy when NC sacked NA and all the "in the know" pundits said he was crazy. We got someone better. MoPo came in and was extremely fortunate to inherit a very talented group of players. Agreed his pressing style made some good premiership sides look ordinary, but there are plenty of other managers out there who can do a job. If he's not intelligent enough to see how close this side is to upsetting the big clubs and if he's not intelligent enough to see that the big egos at Spuds simply won't put the work rate in to play his pressing style, then let him go and learn the hard way. Until Spuds get rid of Levy they will never get anywhere. I'm looking forward to us finishing above them next season and none of this nonsense is going to affect me getting a season ticket. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

10:19pm Mon 26 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la
Who the **** is laughing now
Epitome of a loser. You probably need to look that word up.
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la Who the **** is laughing now[/p][/quote]Epitome of a loser. You probably need to look that word up. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Mon 26 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la
Who the **** is laughing now
Aren't you dead yet?
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la Who the **** is laughing now[/p][/quote]Aren't you dead yet? BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Mon 26 May 14

redandy10 says...

The article below speaks about a summer exodus from Southampton. I have repeatedly stated, IF Poch were to go it would set in motion a domino effect!!!

Poch and NC were a major reason for us attracting bigger names, now they are gone and with Luke & Adam's impending departures there's no way we'll be able to attract the type of player a top 6 team can.and I don't care what LES REED says!!! What will happen with Clyne & Lovren?

This was always on the cards once NC and Kat fell out last summer.

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The article below speaks about a summer exodus from Southampton. I have repeatedly stated, IF Poch were to go it would set in motion a domino effect!!! Poch and NC were a major reason for us attracting bigger names, now they are gone and with Luke & Adam's impending departures there's no way we'll be able to attract the type of player a top 6 team can.and I don't care what LES REED says!!! What will happen with Clyne & Lovren? This was always on the cards once NC and Kat fell out last summer. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/tottenham-ho tspur/10856706/Totte nham-Hotspur-close-t o-luring-Southampton -manager-Mauricio-Po chettino-to-White-Ha rt-Lane.html redandy10
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Mon 26 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Everybody went crazy when NC sacked Pardew. We got someone better. Everyone went crazy when NC sacked NA and all the "in the know" pundits said he was crazy. We got someone better. MoPo came in and was extremely fortunate to inherit a very talented group of players. Agreed his pressing style made some good premiership sides look ordinary, but there are plenty of other managers out there who can do a job. If he's not intelligent enough to see how close this side is to upsetting the big clubs and if he's not intelligent enough to see that the big egos at Spuds simply won't put the work rate in to play his pressing style, then let him go and learn the hard way. Until Spuds get rid of Levy they will never get anywhere. I'm looking forward to us finishing above them next season and none of this nonsense is going to affect me getting a season ticket.
Quality.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Everybody went crazy when NC sacked Pardew. We got someone better. Everyone went crazy when NC sacked NA and all the "in the know" pundits said he was crazy. We got someone better. MoPo came in and was extremely fortunate to inherit a very talented group of players. Agreed his pressing style made some good premiership sides look ordinary, but there are plenty of other managers out there who can do a job. If he's not intelligent enough to see how close this side is to upsetting the big clubs and if he's not intelligent enough to see that the big egos at Spuds simply won't put the work rate in to play his pressing style, then let him go and learn the hard way. Until Spuds get rid of Levy they will never get anywhere. I'm looking forward to us finishing above them next season and none of this nonsense is going to affect me getting a season ticket.[/p][/quote]Quality. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -3

10:25pm Mon 26 May 14

HAZZAAR says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
i reckon our next manager would be either Tim Sherwood, Malkay or Neil Lennon. its a shame with Poch though.

I would love to see Sherwood here as he gives the younger ones a chance just like Poch.
I would rather have John Lennon than Neil Lennon.
Robin hood than Sherwood
And Popeye than...... well you get the picture.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: i reckon our next manager would be either Tim Sherwood, Malkay or Neil Lennon. its a shame with Poch though. I would love to see Sherwood here as he gives the younger ones a chance just like Poch.[/p][/quote]I would rather have John Lennon than Neil Lennon.[/p][/quote]Robin hood than Sherwood And Popeye than...... well you get the picture. HAZZAAR
  • Score: -1

10:27pm Mon 26 May 14

Folkestone Saint says...

LFCalways wrote:
BigBugBuzzz wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
wrypop wrote:
Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well!
Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact
Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...
Yeah the fact man is back.........don't need to tell you, most of the saints fans can see it.... but most other saints fans are to blind to see the signs, every other supporter can see it from the outside, but you saints fans who is supposed to be close to the club can't!.. why do your board always keep you guys in the dark answer that? i bet you say that its all BS and don't believe the reports.....you need to wake up!!!!!
I bet you were one of those fans saying Rodgers isn't good enough or worthy to lead out livermoan last season eh fat boy? btw how can "most fans see ir" and as well as "most fans can't see it" is auntymum letting you lick the lead paint again.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well![/p][/quote]Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact[/p][/quote]Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...[/p][/quote]Yeah the fact man is back.........don't need to tell you, most of the saints fans can see it.... but most other saints fans are to blind to see the signs, every other supporter can see it from the outside, but you saints fans who is supposed to be close to the club can't!.. why do your board always keep you guys in the dark answer that? i bet you say that its all BS and don't believe the reports.....you need to wake up!!!!![/p][/quote]I bet you were one of those fans saying Rodgers isn't good enough or worthy to lead out livermoan last season eh fat boy? btw how can "most fans see ir" and as well as "most fans can't see it" is auntymum letting you lick the lead paint again. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Mon 26 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer
No thumbs down from me I completely agree. Cortese said himself he couldn't see any way forward with Katherina Liebherr. Now we know why. Her and Ralph are destroying everything Cortese achieved and are destroying what he was working towards! I expect a mass player exodus as pochettino leaving proves the ambituon has gone!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me I completely agree. Cortese said himself he couldn't see any way forward with Katherina Liebherr. Now we know why. Her and Ralph are destroying everything Cortese achieved and are destroying what he was working towards! I expect a mass player exodus as pochettino leaving proves the ambituon has gone! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Mon 26 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer
No thumbs down from me I completely agree. Cortese said himself he couldn't see any way forward with Katherina Liebherr. Now we know why. Her and Ralph are destroying everything Cortese achieved and are destroying what he was working towards! I expect a mass player exodus as pochettino leaving proves the ambituon has gone!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me I completely agree. Cortese said himself he couldn't see any way forward with Katherina Liebherr. Now we know why. Her and Ralph are destroying everything Cortese achieved and are destroying what he was working towards! I expect a mass player exodus as pochettino leaving proves the ambituon has gone! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 4

10:32pm Mon 26 May 14

saint usa says...

All part of the R L master plan to come back and save us
All part of the R L master plan to come back and save us saint usa
  • Score: 0

10:35pm Mon 26 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

SaintSteve76 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer
No thumbs down from me I completely agree. Cortese said himself he couldn't see any way forward with Katherina Liebherr. Now we know why. Her and Ralph are destroying everything Cortese achieved and are destroying what he was working towards! I expect a mass player exodus as pochettino leaving proves the ambituon has gone!
that's some pretty big assumptions you're making there.

I think quite a few people just need to calm down.

1) the club WILL continue
2) the academy WILL still produce top class talent
3) Nobody from the club has said a damned thing - until they do everything you hear HAS to be considered conjecture.
4) This is a massive test for Katharina and I hope she's up to it.

No matter what happens, Poch will always have my respect, as will Cortese. But if he chooses to move on, there is sweet jack all I can do about it as fan other than get behind the new manager.

but I really really hope he stays and keeps this great team together.
[quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: If MoPo goes and half our squad which they will kiss goodbye to our 5 year plan/dream. We will get a championship quality manager sub std players, and KL can laugh all the way to the bank. Great way to honour your father... I don't care if you thumbs down me, this is going to turn us into a bottom 5 club with no ambition. If KL was going to rip this club apart it's a shame she didn't sell it first. As always...it's only the true fans that suffer[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me I completely agree. Cortese said himself he couldn't see any way forward with Katherina Liebherr. Now we know why. Her and Ralph are destroying everything Cortese achieved and are destroying what he was working towards! I expect a mass player exodus as pochettino leaving proves the ambituon has gone![/p][/quote]that's some pretty big assumptions you're making there. I think quite a few people just need to calm down. 1) the club WILL continue 2) the academy WILL still produce top class talent 3) Nobody from the club has said a damned thing - until they do everything you hear HAS to be considered conjecture. 4) This is a massive test for Katharina and I hope she's up to it. No matter what happens, Poch will always have my respect, as will Cortese. But if he chooses to move on, there is sweet jack all I can do about it as fan other than get behind the new manager. but I really really hope he stays and keeps this great team together. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 2

10:35pm Mon 26 May 14

Baddesley Bill says...

LFCalways wrote:
BigBugBuzzz wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
wrypop wrote:
Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well!
Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact
Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...
Yeah the fact man is back.........don't need to tell you, most of the saints fans can see it.... but most other saints fans are to blind to see the signs, every other supporter can see it from the outside, but you saints fans who is supposed to be close to the club can't!.. why do your board always keep you guys in the dark answer that? i bet you say that its all BS and don't believe the reports.....you need to wake up!!!!!
If your "LFC" tag is to be believed....WTF are you actually wasting your time on a Southampton based forum...and if you are actually a skate, WTF would you pretend to be a LFC supporter? Either way...I feel for you. You are a very sad person.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Huddle the Confused, or Neil (I argue with my shadow) Lennon - how depressing are those prospects? I deplore what is going on but we should all wait until a clearer picture emerges. To many 'might's' or 'maybe's' at the moment. Ambition is the Key - MoPo, Shaw, Lallana et al are ambitious - let's hope the Saints Board demonstrate that they are as well![/p][/quote]Never going to happen....have they told you loyal fans anything???? answer is no!, "your manager is off he is in advanced talks with spurs" confirmed by Sky Sports News from 15:00hrs today and is expected to leave saints in 48hrs to end of this week, then watch you talent players leave as there is no ambition in your club, selling your players, losing your manager, board says nothing to you great fans.... there is your reason, they the board don't care about you guys!!! fact[/p][/quote]Oh dear lord, the fact-man is back...[/p][/quote]Yeah the fact man is back.........don't need to tell you, most of the saints fans can see it.... but most other saints fans are to blind to see the signs, every other supporter can see it from the outside, but you saints fans who is supposed to be close to the club can't!.. why do your board always keep you guys in the dark answer that? i bet you say that its all BS and don't believe the reports.....you need to wake up!!!!![/p][/quote]If your "LFC" tag is to be believed....WTF are you actually wasting your time on a Southampton based forum...and if you are actually a skate, WTF would you pretend to be a LFC supporter? Either way...I feel for you. You are a very sad person. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 5

10:36pm Mon 26 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la
Who the **** is laughing now
oh look, a bottom feeder showed up.

well my fishy friend I think you'll find it's still us because we're in the Premier League and you're not.

off you f*ck
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la Who the **** is laughing now[/p][/quote]oh look, a bottom feeder showed up. well my fishy friend I think you'll find it's still us because we're in the Premier League and you're not. off you f*ck Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Mon 26 May 14

bullsbags says...

As far as I'm concerned the Argie can p1ss off,I've had enough
If he thinks he can win the league good luck to him
One things a dead cert he won't win a cup because as we all know he's not interested in them
As far as I'm concerned the Argie can p1ss off,I've had enough If he thinks he can win the league good luck to him One things a dead cert he won't win a cup because as we all know he's not interested in them bullsbags
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Mon 26 May 14

st bevois says...

Saintade wrote:
TalkSport radio is doing a piece about Poch and De Boer right now.
I listen to talk sport quite a bit but take some of it with a pinch of salt. The same station that said that MP was gone last week and the week before - so to the stories about Adam to Pool and Luke to Manure. On that last point the same station conveniently forgot that back in January its commentators broadcast that Luke to Chelsea was a "cut and dried" deal for the summer - Luke to his boyhood love and the source was a "close" family member. What price that now?

Its the "dead" season - they need stories to talk about on air and to fill the back pages. Not much is being done in terms of real deals. The Echo had more hits on this page in the last week than it does in a normal season fortnight. We were under the radar and now we are very much a big blip on it. Funny really that many including myself were bemoaning the lack of attention that we thought was due and deserved.

Unfortunately NC has contributed to this by perhaps trying to be too clever. He obviously did not have that much faith that he could only offer a 2 and 1/2 year contract to his then unknown replacement for NA. We are in the same position as we were when WGS disclosed that he would not be signing a new contract - the last year of it becomes a lame duck year. The Board will know this - as Les Reed said in his statement, player affairs are run through MP first and agreed with him. If you take him in good faith that would explain why no one has actually been sold, why no one has been bought and why contract extensions are not being discussed with the likes of Corky (allegedly). It all hinges with MP - the cards are in his hands - one way or another his position has to be resolved before any other action can really take place. The issue of the £2million is pretty trivial if someone else really wants him. I hope he stays as much as anyone. It needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

I don't think the board are as stupid as some on here think - just because they don't air their laundry in public. Either way I expect to see three Saints players representing England in Brazil until their return at least - otherwise the decision making process would have failed.
[quote][p][bold]Saintade[/bold] wrote: TalkSport radio is doing a piece about Poch and De Boer right now.[/p][/quote]I listen to talk sport quite a bit but take some of it with a pinch of salt. The same station that said that MP was gone last week and the week before - so to the stories about Adam to Pool and Luke to Manure. On that last point the same station conveniently forgot that back in January its commentators broadcast that Luke to Chelsea was a "cut and dried" deal for the summer - Luke to his boyhood love and the source was a "close" family member. What price that now? Its the "dead" season - they need stories to talk about on air and to fill the back pages. Not much is being done in terms of real deals. The Echo had more hits on this page in the last week than it does in a normal season fortnight. We were under the radar and now we are very much a big blip on it. Funny really that many including myself were bemoaning the lack of attention that we thought was due and deserved. Unfortunately NC has contributed to this by perhaps trying to be too clever. He obviously did not have that much faith that he could only offer a 2 and 1/2 year contract to his then unknown replacement for NA. We are in the same position as we were when WGS disclosed that he would not be signing a new contract - the last year of it becomes a lame duck year. The Board will know this - as Les Reed said in his statement, player affairs are run through MP first and agreed with him. If you take him in good faith that would explain why no one has actually been sold, why no one has been bought and why contract extensions are not being discussed with the likes of Corky (allegedly). It all hinges with MP - the cards are in his hands - one way or another his position has to be resolved before any other action can really take place. The issue of the £2million is pretty trivial if someone else really wants him. I hope he stays as much as anyone. It needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. I don't think the board are as stupid as some on here think - just because they don't air their laundry in public. Either way I expect to see three Saints players representing England in Brazil until their return at least - otherwise the decision making process would have failed. st bevois
  • Score: 4

10:42pm Mon 26 May 14

boilerman says...

mickey01 wrote:
Neil lennon ??
You must be joking.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: Neil lennon ??[/p][/quote]You must be joking. boilerman
  • Score: -1

10:42pm Mon 26 May 14

Saintplod says...

If Poch goes to Spuds ..... I'm gonna have a bet on him being sacked before the end of the season ... A good bet with Spuds track record of sacking managers .... All the best Poch . Our club is gonna get raped of players in the summer by the vultures of the Prem ... We are just a feeder club , shame after all that has been done this season they couldn't stick together for next season and push on :(
If Poch goes to Spuds ..... I'm gonna have a bet on him being sacked before the end of the season ... A good bet with Spuds track record of sacking managers .... All the best Poch . Our club is gonna get raped of players in the summer by the vultures of the Prem ... We are just a feeder club , shame after all that has been done this season they couldn't stick together for next season and push on :( Saintplod
  • Score: 0

10:44pm Mon 26 May 14

boilerman says...

saintforever wrote:
can i get a refund on my season ticket as not sure we will have a decent eleven to start the season
What happened to being saintforever ?
[quote][p][bold]saintforever[/bold] wrote: can i get a refund on my season ticket as not sure we will have a decent eleven to start the season[/p][/quote]What happened to being saintforever ? boilerman
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Mon 26 May 14

Meribelsaint says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la
Who the **** is laughing now
I actually love it when you post on here PTID1898. It reminds me of how far we have come, and how far you have fallen. So to answer your question WTFILN? Me!
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Sha la la la la la la la, Sha la la la la la la la , Sha la la la la la la la Who the **** is laughing now[/p][/quote]I actually love it when you post on here PTID1898. It reminds me of how far we have come, and how far you have fallen. So to answer your question WTFILN? Me! Meribelsaint
  • Score: 4

10:46pm Mon 26 May 14

bullsbags says...

I bet a certain mr Adkins is enjoying his glass of red tonight
Rightly so
I bet a certain mr Adkins is enjoying his glass of red tonight Rightly so bullsbags
  • Score: -1

11:01pm Mon 26 May 14

FleetSaint says...

What bugs me is the fact that we have had 1 good season and suddenly all our players and Manager must be poached. If this does happen you have to question how it has been allowed to happen. Where is the transfer talk about Ross Barkley and the Everton squad? Or have they got a grip on their PR? For some reason the Press have been at us and building gossip non stop. So much that I think the Manager and Players start to believe it now as well.

If Norwich had finished 8th would the whole team and Manager be poached?

The club goes on. The king is dead, long live the king.

Just a shame the plan to push forward looks like it will be ripped apart. Maybe Cortese left as he knew what was coming.
What bugs me is the fact that we have had 1 good season and suddenly all our players and Manager must be poached. If this does happen you have to question how it has been allowed to happen. Where is the transfer talk about Ross Barkley and the Everton squad? Or have they got a grip on their PR? For some reason the Press have been at us and building gossip non stop. So much that I think the Manager and Players start to believe it now as well. If Norwich had finished 8th would the whole team and Manager be poached? The club goes on. The king is dead, long live the king. Just a shame the plan to push forward looks like it will be ripped apart. Maybe Cortese left as he knew what was coming. FleetSaint
  • Score: 4

11:02pm Mon 26 May 14

bullsbags says...

If he is in ADVANCED TALKS with the mighty Spurs,presumably the board has given their permission,as he is still under contract
If I was KL I WOULD PAY UP HIS CONTRACT and tell him to never set foot in St Mary's again as this would be small change to her
The reason I say this is because if he doesn't go to spurs,as soon as another high profile job,home or abroad comes up we will go through this again
Let's get somebody in who might show a bit of loyalty,if there is such a thing in this game that for some mad reason we all love
If he is in ADVANCED TALKS with the mighty Spurs,presumably the board has given their permission,as he is still under contract If I was KL I WOULD PAY UP HIS CONTRACT and tell him to never set foot in St Mary's again as this would be small change to her The reason I say this is because if he doesn't go to spurs,as soon as another high profile job,home or abroad comes up we will go through this again Let's get somebody in who might show a bit of loyalty,if there is such a thing in this game that for some mad reason we all love bullsbags
  • Score: 4

11:15pm Mon 26 May 14

bakeyboy says...

The fact the guy is stalling on signing a much improved contract should tell you all you need to know, I must be one of the few who wont be sorry to see him go, he's a one trick pony and if that fails (high pressing) then we invariably lose the match. Some of the games I've seen at St Mary's this season have not entertained like days of old when we used to up the tempo and attack down the flanks, this possession football is very overrated in my opinion and we lack a real cutting edge. How many games have we dominated this season and still ended up losing, at least ten if my memory serves me right, we would have been in the Champions league places and probably made the FA cup final. The fact that NC was considering relieving him of his duties in December says it
all, still onwards and upwards, lets go for a top manager who has been there and done it and plays exciting attacking football in the process.CORS!
The fact the guy is stalling on signing a much improved contract should tell you all you need to know, I must be one of the few who wont be sorry to see him go, he's a one trick pony and if that fails (high pressing) then we invariably lose the match. Some of the games I've seen at St Mary's this season have not entertained like days of old when we used to up the tempo and attack down the flanks, this possession football is very overrated in my opinion and we lack a real cutting edge. How many games have we dominated this season and still ended up losing, at least ten if my memory serves me right, we would have been in the Champions league places and probably made the FA cup final. The fact that NC was considering relieving him of his duties in December says it all, still onwards and upwards, lets go for a top manager who has been there and done it and plays exciting attacking football in the process.CORS! bakeyboy
  • Score: 2

11:32pm Mon 26 May 14

petethephantom says...

Everyone wanted his head and was disgusted with the team he put out for the FA cup against sunderland in which we duly lost. The amount of proccession we have had in some games is enough to win 3 games of footy. I would like him to stay but if he goes he goes.
Saints will still be around and will come out on top again.
As many have stated in these passages, it is just being reported in paper and OK bookies odds are dropping but there are many upon many top managers wanting saints job. Sherwood at least for final 8 games was being told he was going to be sacked at end of season and still went well under that board and plastic supporters, I could see him doing very well here, look at NA and the hysteria when he left and MoPo was given the job. If players want to go let them, we will be duly compensated ( but love to keep lallana) but always wonder why he rarely finishes games. I see that Southampton are chasing Real Betis midfielder Joan Verdu. That says to me that Mopo may still be around.
Until I see that signature its all paper talk, and plus we are still in the EPL not a few places off relegation to the conference
Everyone wanted his head and was disgusted with the team he put out for the FA cup against sunderland in which we duly lost. The amount of proccession we have had in some games is enough to win 3 games of footy. I would like him to stay but if he goes he goes. Saints will still be around and will come out on top again. As many have stated in these passages, it is just being reported in paper and OK bookies odds are dropping but there are many upon many top managers wanting saints job. Sherwood at least for final 8 games was being told he was going to be sacked at end of season and still went well under that board and plastic supporters, I could see him doing very well here, look at NA and the hysteria when he left and MoPo was given the job. If players want to go let them, we will be duly compensated ( but love to keep lallana) but always wonder why he rarely finishes games. I see that Southampton are chasing Real Betis midfielder Joan Verdu. That says to me that Mopo may still be around. Until I see that signature its all paper talk, and plus we are still in the EPL not a few places off relegation to the conference petethephantom
  • Score: 2

11:39pm Mon 26 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

FleetSaint wrote:
What bugs me is the fact that we have had 1 good season and suddenly all our players and Manager must be poached. If this does happen you have to question how it has been allowed to happen. Where is the transfer talk about Ross Barkley and the Everton squad? Or have they got a grip on their PR? For some reason the Press have been at us and building gossip non stop. So much that I think the Manager and Players start to believe it now as well.

If Norwich had finished 8th would the whole team and Manager be poached?

The club goes on. The king is dead, long live the king.

Just a shame the plan to push forward looks like it will be ripped apart. Maybe Cortese left as he knew what was coming.
Personally I believe this media spin has be caused by NC himself, what better way to unstablise a club you would dearly love to take over with renewed financial grunt! Create a frenzy of negative media frenzy (let us not forget how this man operates; ruthless doesn't go half way there!) frenzy ensues, new board fall out of favour with fans; owners get sick of the abuse from fans, thus he has manipulated the perfect time to launch a bid and captain the ship on behalf of some crazy billionaire oil tycoon!?
[quote][p][bold]FleetSaint[/bold] wrote: What bugs me is the fact that we have had 1 good season and suddenly all our players and Manager must be poached. If this does happen you have to question how it has been allowed to happen. Where is the transfer talk about Ross Barkley and the Everton squad? Or have they got a grip on their PR? For some reason the Press have been at us and building gossip non stop. So much that I think the Manager and Players start to believe it now as well. If Norwich had finished 8th would the whole team and Manager be poached? The club goes on. The king is dead, long live the king. Just a shame the plan to push forward looks like it will be ripped apart. Maybe Cortese left as he knew what was coming.[/p][/quote]Personally I believe this media spin has be caused by NC himself, what better way to unstablise a club you would dearly love to take over with renewed financial grunt! Create a frenzy of negative media frenzy (let us not forget how this man operates; ruthless doesn't go half way there!) frenzy ensues, new board fall out of favour with fans; owners get sick of the abuse from fans, thus he has manipulated the perfect time to launch a bid and captain the ship on behalf of some crazy billionaire oil tycoon!? Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 0

11:39pm Mon 26 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

For those interested in what the Echo's lead story will be in about 12 hours' time, this is what the Guardian put up a short time ago:

http://www.theguardi
an.com/football/2014
/may/26/mauricio-poc
hettino-advanced-tal
ks-tottenham-hotspur
-manager
For those interested in what the Echo's lead story will be in about 12 hours' time, this is what the Guardian put up a short time ago: http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2014 /may/26/mauricio-poc hettino-advanced-tal ks-tottenham-hotspur -manager Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

11:40pm Mon 26 May 14

PTID1898 says...

Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where.
Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games.

PUP!!!
Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where. Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games. PUP!!! PTID1898
  • Score: -7

11:43pm Mon 26 May 14

saintmac says...

And to think I put my trust in the new Board.KL saying she would bring a smile
to the fans faces and the talk from the Board about not selling players etc - all
claptrap.If MP wasnot happy with what he was offered what chance have we of
getting a top class manager.Our main players will now leave and the heart,
spirit and closeness of the team will be lost forever.We had something very
special to build upon and it has been thrown away.There will now be less crowd revenue and good sponsorship will be difficult to find as we shall
just become another average club or even be fighting relegation next
season.
I am bitterly disappointed and would not be surprised to see the Club sold
after some asset stripping. Ihave supported Saints for 67 years and
never been so angry and upset since the Lowe era. The Board will never
know the opportunity they have missed.
And to think I put my trust in the new Board.KL saying she would bring a smile to the fans faces and the talk from the Board about not selling players etc - all claptrap.If MP wasnot happy with what he was offered what chance have we of getting a top class manager.Our main players will now leave and the heart, spirit and closeness of the team will be lost forever.We had something very special to build upon and it has been thrown away.There will now be less crowd revenue and good sponsorship will be difficult to find as we shall just become another average club or even be fighting relegation next season. I am bitterly disappointed and would not be surprised to see the Club sold after some asset stripping. Ihave supported Saints for 67 years and never been so angry and upset since the Lowe era. The Board will never know the opportunity they have missed. saintmac
  • Score: 0

11:52pm Mon 26 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where.
Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games.

PUP!!!
Why should we not have a great manager and push for a top 6, who are you to claim that the current top 6 belong there permenantly? Lol your a joke pal and to be honest if you had your way there would be no upset or excitement in the prem just the same old drudge like the spl! What makes football so great is the opportunity for a club to rise up a have an outstanding season against all odds not a team spending more than they can afford to sign up all the quality players and put them on the bench and ruin English football! Jog on and support the team you want and we will support ours!
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where. Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games. PUP!!![/p][/quote]Why should we not have a great manager and push for a top 6, who are you to claim that the current top 6 belong there permenantly? Lol your a joke pal and to be honest if you had your way there would be no upset or excitement in the prem just the same old drudge like the spl! What makes football so great is the opportunity for a club to rise up a have an outstanding season against all odds not a team spending more than they can afford to sign up all the quality players and put them on the bench and ruin English football! Jog on and support the team you want and we will support ours! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 3

12:09am Tue 27 May 14

BracknellSaint says...

PTID1898 wrote:
Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where.
Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games.

PUP!!!
Ahahahahahaha! What league are you in?And you think you can comment on big boy's footy?
ahahahahahaha!
Sad little nobody fan!
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where. Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games. PUP!!![/p][/quote]Ahahahahahaha! What league are you in?And you think you can comment on big boy's footy? ahahahahahaha! Sad little nobody fan! BracknellSaint
  • Score: 2

12:15am Tue 27 May 14

jasons odd says...

soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
This sums me up perfectly
[quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]This sums me up perfectly jasons odd
  • Score: 4

12:24am Tue 27 May 14

Malcombe says...

We all love MoPo and for all he's done in 16 months, what we do not know is how much he was wounded mentally when Nicola left because he's obviously knows why, perhaps between them they decided MoPo would Manage until the season because he's confident he'd never be out of a job in the Premiership, if he leaves and we all hope he doesn't we could know the facts today and it could turn out that MoPo has been given us all false hopes making him out to be liar,I sincerely hope I've got it all wrong, we want him and all the Players to stay without any doubt so please prove me wrong all those on the Board and MoPo
We all love MoPo and for all he's done in 16 months, what we do not know is how much he was wounded mentally when Nicola left because he's obviously knows why, perhaps between them they decided MoPo would Manage until the season because he's confident he'd never be out of a job in the Premiership, if he leaves and we all hope he doesn't we could know the facts today and it could turn out that MoPo has been given us all false hopes making him out to be liar,I sincerely hope I've got it all wrong, we want him and all the Players to stay without any doubt so please prove me wrong all those on the Board and MoPo Malcombe
  • Score: 0

12:27am Tue 27 May 14

jasons odd says...

I said at the time us fans would rue the day Nicola Cortese left the club ...He was a winner , he had drive AMBITION and intelligence , and was driving saints forwards .

We were always looking up wity Cortese . I thought it obvious when Liebherr and Cortese split that our owner does NOT have Corteses drive and ambition.

Whats the point , if you cant at least have AMBITION ?

champions league hasnt even been mentioned (or considered ) since the day Cortese left


...Ah well , back to the days of premier league survival every year . Its what we are used to , right ?
I said at the time us fans would rue the day Nicola Cortese left the club ...He was a winner , he had drive AMBITION and intelligence , and was driving saints forwards . We were always looking up wity Cortese . I thought it obvious when Liebherr and Cortese split that our owner does NOT have Corteses drive and ambition. Whats the point , if you cant at least have AMBITION ? champions league hasnt even been mentioned (or considered ) since the day Cortese left ...Ah well , back to the days of premier league survival every year . Its what we are used to , right ? jasons odd
  • Score: 6

12:34am Tue 27 May 14

jasons odd says...

soton3009 wrote:
What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either.

We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that.

So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit.

I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.
And PLEASE - NO one even mention the possibly of neil lennon getting our job

We dont want that ginger troll anywhere near our club .

FFS my mother in law could win the league with Celtic every year , heck the deaf mare would probably win the treble every season up there
[quote][p][bold]soton3009[/bold] wrote: What on earth does that say about the current owners ambition when a man who is settled, loves the players and wants the club to progress, gets up and leaves for a club that has been in the top four once in God knows how many years. It's not as if the players are at their peak either. We have a team who are on the verge of real success. Individuals being linked to clubs in the Champions league. Not just one or two, but 6 or 7!. That says to me that we need maybe 3 top players to challenge for Europe. So the fact he is leaving suggests the owner can't even offer that. So, basically, THIS is as good as it will get. What is the point of having a brilliant academy/training facilities, if we can't push on that last little bit. I've had enough. No renewal from me. No point.[/p][/quote]And PLEASE - NO one even mention the possibly of neil lennon getting our job We dont want that ginger troll anywhere near our club . FFS my mother in law could win the league with Celtic every year , heck the deaf mare would probably win the treble every season up there jasons odd
  • Score: 3

12:35am Tue 27 May 14

Sammy2sheds says...

The bloke used us
Cortese said he plans his career very carefully
In the history of saints managers he will barely get a mention
He had 1 good season,a season in which we smoulder have won the fa cup
Some people on here saying they want Sherwood?
That's the dumbest thing I have heard in a while,the man has zero tactics and thinks that if he shouts at them they will win
The bloke used us Cortese said he plans his career very carefully In the history of saints managers he will barely get a mention He had 1 good season,a season in which we smoulder have won the fa cup Some people on here saying they want Sherwood? That's the dumbest thing I have heard in a while,the man has zero tactics and thinks that if he shouts at them they will win Sammy2sheds
  • Score: -1

12:45am Tue 27 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

saintmac wrote:
And to think I put my trust in the new Board.KL saying she would bring a smile
to the fans faces and the talk from the Board about not selling players etc - all
claptrap.If MP wasnot happy with what he was offered what chance have we of
getting a top class manager.Our main players will now leave and the heart,
spirit and closeness of the team will be lost forever.We had something very
special to build upon and it has been thrown away.There will now be less crowd revenue and good sponsorship will be difficult to find as we shall
just become another average club or even be fighting relegation next
season.
I am bitterly disappointed and would not be surprised to see the Club sold
after some asset stripping. Ihave supported Saints for 67 years and
never been so angry and upset since the Lowe era. The Board will never
know the opportunity they have missed.
Yep, they clearly have no football knowledge otherwise they would realise the potential of this team and the financial rewards the team would produce from league positions, European qualification, European matches etc. I hate to say it as I so wish I was wrong but I predicted the ambition had gone as soon as Cortese left. I just couldn't understand why he would walk out of a vision and a project that he had produced and was so heavily involved and after having persuaded Mopo to join the club as part of this project. Negative interference from Katherina seemed like the only logical explanation. Does anyone really think Pochettino would even consider going to Tottenham had he been told no players would be sold with money to spend on new players. The team we have already has more potential than the Tottenham team. Just look at the ages of our players. Next season could have been the most exciting season for us Saints fans in a very long time with a possible champions league qualification challenge.
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: And to think I put my trust in the new Board.KL saying she would bring a smile to the fans faces and the talk from the Board about not selling players etc - all claptrap.If MP wasnot happy with what he was offered what chance have we of getting a top class manager.Our main players will now leave and the heart, spirit and closeness of the team will be lost forever.We had something very special to build upon and it has been thrown away.There will now be less crowd revenue and good sponsorship will be difficult to find as we shall just become another average club or even be fighting relegation next season. I am bitterly disappointed and would not be surprised to see the Club sold after some asset stripping. Ihave supported Saints for 67 years and never been so angry and upset since the Lowe era. The Board will never know the opportunity they have missed.[/p][/quote]Yep, they clearly have no football knowledge otherwise they would realise the potential of this team and the financial rewards the team would produce from league positions, European qualification, European matches etc. I hate to say it as I so wish I was wrong but I predicted the ambition had gone as soon as Cortese left. I just couldn't understand why he would walk out of a vision and a project that he had produced and was so heavily involved and after having persuaded Mopo to join the club as part of this project. Negative interference from Katherina seemed like the only logical explanation. Does anyone really think Pochettino would even consider going to Tottenham had he been told no players would be sold with money to spend on new players. The team we have already has more potential than the Tottenham team. Just look at the ages of our players. Next season could have been the most exciting season for us Saints fans in a very long time with a possible champions league qualification challenge. SaintSteve76
  • Score: 0

1:01am Tue 27 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
The bloke used us
Cortese said he plans his career very carefully
In the history of saints managers he will barely get a mention
He had 1 good season,a season in which we smoulder have won the fa cup
Some people on here saying they want Sherwood?
That's the dumbest thing I have heard in a while,the man has zero tactics and thinks that if he shouts at them they will win
I'm afraid I completely disagree. Poch would have stayed if the board matched his ambitions. Remember it was Cortese who appointed Poch and sold the vision to him. When Cortese went so did the vision, the vision that convinced Mopo joined us in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: The bloke used us Cortese said he plans his career very carefully In the history of saints managers he will barely get a mention He had 1 good season,a season in which we smoulder have won the fa cup Some people on here saying they want Sherwood? That's the dumbest thing I have heard in a while,the man has zero tactics and thinks that if he shouts at them they will win[/p][/quote]I'm afraid I completely disagree. Poch would have stayed if the board matched his ambitions. Remember it was Cortese who appointed Poch and sold the vision to him. When Cortese went so did the vision, the vision that convinced Mopo joined us in the first place. SaintSteve76
  • Score: 0

1:23am Tue 27 May 14

deepheat says...

Mauricio Pochettino inherited a team put together by other managers and the very best of our academy players. Being so young he was always going to use us as a stepping stone. I don't think MP will ever get the opportunity again to manage a talented team like Saints had this season and I can't imagine another Saints manager paying £15million for Osvaldo and showing no interest for winning the FA cup. We are better to get things sorted out now rather than wait for players to leave us high and dry come the January transfer window which is what would have happened if MP had stayed and Saints were struggling. OK so we may not finish in the top half if we lose our star players but if we get a well respected manager and invest in new players (doesn't have to be British) we can still have a good season and build for the long term unlike Spuds who will have to do this all again when MoPo moves on to another project after 1 season..
Mauricio Pochettino inherited a team put together by other managers and the very best of our academy players. Being so young he was always going to use us as a stepping stone. I don't think MP will ever get the opportunity again to manage a talented team like Saints had this season and I can't imagine another Saints manager paying £15million for Osvaldo and showing no interest for winning the FA cup. We are better to get things sorted out now rather than wait for players to leave us high and dry come the January transfer window which is what would have happened if MP had stayed and Saints were struggling. OK so we may not finish in the top half if we lose our star players but if we get a well respected manager and invest in new players (doesn't have to be British) we can still have a good season and build for the long term unlike Spuds who will have to do this all again when MoPo moves on to another project after 1 season.. deepheat
  • Score: 7

1:50am Tue 27 May 14

FindAndDestroy says...

Well if that is true, it's going to be a bitter pill to swallow for all of us......

It looks like when Cortese left so did this club's prosperous future.....

If he does leave it will mean that this new board isnt interested in football whatsover,,,,,,,,,Th
ey may as well just sell the club to some one who has passion for football.....

For us to be sustainable the next manager must be someone who can not just retain but also attract top players....

When i hear speculation names such as Tim Sherwood, Steve Mclaren, Gust poyet i just want to throw up.....

Not going to renew my season ticket i am telling ya...
Well if that is true, it's going to be a bitter pill to swallow for all of us...... It looks like when Cortese left so did this club's prosperous future..... If he does leave it will mean that this new board isnt interested in football whatsover,,,,,,,,,Th ey may as well just sell the club to some one who has passion for football..... For us to be sustainable the next manager must be someone who can not just retain but also attract top players.... When i hear speculation names such as Tim Sherwood, Steve Mclaren, Gust poyet i just want to throw up..... Not going to renew my season ticket i am telling ya... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: -1

2:18am Tue 27 May 14

deepheat says...

What about Paul Clement he is available.
An English football coach currently working at Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, assisting head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Clement has also previously worked for Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
What about Paul Clement he is available. An English football coach currently working at Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, assisting head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Clement has also previously worked for Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. deepheat
  • Score: 1

3:55am Tue 27 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???
i cant see anything that says he has gone either!
it really amazes me how quick people are to jump ship and criticise the board and owner when news like this comes out.
MP is currently still our manager and if he stays our manager there will be a lot of embarrassed people out there.
those of you who are putting racists comments about him should be ashamed of yourselves.
we`ve had some already but if he goes be prepared for a whole load more `I told you so`s`, well if he goes I hope you are all really happy and smug that you `told us so`!
Thank god you replied. Everybody seems to be ignoring him!!!
Ah my stalkers back and yet again he posts nothing but snide and sarcastic comments!
Strange that someone, who moans when people question his 'facts' (that are really just guesswork and opinions), and says they are 'stalking him and giving him 'abuse', then goes out of his way to respond to posts with inane comments like this.
Redandy10 let me give you a tip,
Not every post is about you or even concerns you. Carry on posting all the negative stuff your mind can think of, I really couldn't care less. However if you insist on stalking me I will continue to make you look stupid!
You are looking more and more childish and desperate for attention with every post.
I await your witty and well thought out response with baited breath.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: I've missed it, when did he leave??? Who did he sign for??? or is it a case of horse before the cart. ???[/p][/quote]i cant see anything that says he has gone either! it really amazes me how quick people are to jump ship and criticise the board and owner when news like this comes out. MP is currently still our manager and if he stays our manager there will be a lot of embarrassed people out there. those of you who are putting racists comments about him should be ashamed of yourselves. we`ve had some already but if he goes be prepared for a whole load more `I told you so`s`, well if he goes I hope you are all really happy and smug that you `told us so`![/p][/quote]Thank god you replied. Everybody seems to be ignoring him!!![/p][/quote]Ah my stalkers back and yet again he posts nothing but snide and sarcastic comments! Strange that someone, who moans when people question his 'facts' (that are really just guesswork and opinions), and says they are 'stalking him and giving him 'abuse', then goes out of his way to respond to posts with inane comments like this. Redandy10 let me give you a tip, Not every post is about you or even concerns you. Carry on posting all the negative stuff your mind can think of, I really couldn't care less. However if you insist on stalking me I will continue to make you look stupid! You are looking more and more childish and desperate for attention with every post. I await your witty and well thought out response with baited breath. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

4:16am Tue 27 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where.
Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games.

PUP!!!
Ahahahahahaha! What league are you in?And you think you can comment on big boy's footy?
ahahahahahaha!
Sad little nobody fan!
He is amazingly and pathetically jealous.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: Reading these posts makes me laugh you all think you should have a world class manager and you should be breaking the top 6, we'll let me inform you your sorry excuse for a club are no better than Newcastle or west ham,you have this so called amazing setup including the academy but it is taking you no where. Your owner wants rid of the club and when she claims back the 32m shares you will be left with nothing no one wants you as you cannot go anywhere apart from down your season next year will be long and depressing enjoy watching it all crumble over 38 games. PUP!!![/p][/quote]Ahahahahahaha! What league are you in?And you think you can comment on big boy's footy? ahahahahahaha! Sad little nobody fan![/p][/quote]He is amazingly and pathetically jealous. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 2

5:23am Tue 27 May 14

SiamSaint says...

teddrake wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.
St Mary's or White Hart Lane? Poch's on both your houses (at the moment). If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly..... so we can get on with finding a new manager (though I hope he stays).... I was also talking to Jesus about the Saints and he told me to be grateful for what MoPo has done for the club and, if he does go, to let him go with gratitude and good grace - what a wonderful period we have had over the past five years - and a year and a half when he walked on water (Maurice Pocket - not Jesus (though he was good too)). We don't know what will happen next, but I'm confident that this next chapter in our club's history will be a great one. We've got a fine academy with great young players coming though, a tradition of playing fine, attacking football. We always tend to find some great player or other - Matt Le Tiss, Gareth Bale, Micky Channon, Adam Lallana, Alan Shearer, Ricky Lambert, Terry Hurlock etc. etc. etc."things change" as David Mamet once said. You can take the man out of the club, but you can't club a man - or a mammoth at the same time...unless the man is riding the mammoth and you've got a step ladder (or a large boulder to perch yourself on top of so you can reach the man's head - and be careful the mammoth doesn't topple over on top of you - probably best to bind one of the legs on the opposite side with twin (or vines strung together) so that when the mammoth does fall, it's more likely to topple away from you).

I'll be glad when this whole affair is over.
Can I have some of what you are smoking? :)
[quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.[/p][/quote]St Mary's or White Hart Lane? Poch's on both your houses (at the moment). If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly..... so we can get on with finding a new manager (though I hope he stays).... I was also talking to Jesus about the Saints and he told me to be grateful for what MoPo has done for the club and, if he does go, to let him go with gratitude and good grace - what a wonderful period we have had over the past five years - and a year and a half when he walked on water (Maurice Pocket - not Jesus (though he was good too)). We don't know what will happen next, but I'm confident that this next chapter in our club's history will be a great one. We've got a fine academy with great young players coming though, a tradition of playing fine, attacking football. We always tend to find some great player or other - Matt Le Tiss, Gareth Bale, Micky Channon, Adam Lallana, Alan Shearer, Ricky Lambert, Terry Hurlock etc. etc. etc."things change" as David Mamet once said. You can take the man out of the club, but you can't club a man - or a mammoth at the same time...unless the man is riding the mammoth and you've got a step ladder (or a large boulder to perch yourself on top of so you can reach the man's head - and be careful the mammoth doesn't topple over on top of you - probably best to bind one of the legs on the opposite side with twin (or vines strung together) so that when the mammoth does fall, it's more likely to topple away from you). I'll be glad when this whole affair is over.[/p][/quote]Can I have some of what you are smoking? :) SiamSaint
  • Score: 0

5:35am Tue 27 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

John Smith34 wrote:
Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.
At the end of the day we do not only need a Manager who is sucessful but one that attract Top Players.

We desperately need a TOP STRIKER - Poch produced the volatile Dani and we can do so much better than that - even the Championship produces Strikers with a better Strike Rate than Dani (although class goal aagainst Citeh)

As Alices Dad keep posting - what is happening ?

The question is - what is happening at SFC.

We have had a successful season - albeit the fury at the FA Cup - We need new signings and keep existing Players.

THE BOARD NEED TO GIVE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATE THE VISION - I cannot believe that this is as good as it gets for SFC.

Manager to go - exodus of players - and even on this forum we have the likes of posters like OSPREY SAINT (the only one with name in CAPS LOCK) wittering away and concentrating on spelling mistakes.

When we are moderately successful - is this what it has come to.

WE NEED TO PUSH ON FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AND INVEST TO PROGRESS FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL AND PROGRESS IN THE CUP COMPETITIONS.
[quote][p][bold]John Smith34[/bold] wrote: Assuming MP does go, for me there is a big stand out candidate that would get me excited and thats Murat Yakin. If the club had any ambition they should get this guy in...... Very similar style and ethos to MP and has wion everything at Basle.[/p][/quote]At the end of the day we do not only need a Manager who is sucessful but one that attract Top Players. We desperately need a TOP STRIKER - Poch produced the volatile Dani and we can do so much better than that - even the Championship produces Strikers with a better Strike Rate than Dani (although class goal aagainst Citeh) As Alices Dad keep posting - what is happening ? The question is - what is happening at SFC. We have had a successful season - albeit the fury at the FA Cup - We need new signings and keep existing Players. THE BOARD NEED TO GIVE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATE THE VISION - I cannot believe that this is as good as it gets for SFC. Manager to go - exodus of players - and even on this forum we have the likes of posters like OSPREY SAINT (the only one with name in CAPS LOCK) wittering away and concentrating on spelling mistakes. When we are moderately successful - is this what it has come to. WE NEED TO PUSH ON FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AND INVEST TO PROGRESS FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL AND PROGRESS IN THE CUP COMPETITIONS. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

6:11am Tue 27 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Good morning everyone,

I woke up today feeling a little ashamed for having been so critical of our board - you would think I woke up sad because of the eminent loss of Pochettino, but no, not really.

It occurred to me Pochettino has probably been on his way out for a few months now, and the events that have occurred lately have all been because of Pochettino trying to play us for 2 million. This has damaged our club.

I believe we have a very good manager lined up already, but have been unable to present him because of Pochettino still being employed contractually.

But it is not that we didn't want Pochettino to stay. I think Reed's statement that "No player will be sold that the manager does not wish to sell" was as much a statement to Pochettino as it was to us. Reed simply attempted to make it more credible by making it public. It was a good try, but Pochetttino was adamant already.

The silence from Pochettino has stopped our board from responding publically, but I think this is their main mistake. They should have communicated nonetheless, not about Pochettino but simply by repeating what Reed said at that press conference. This time it would have been for the fans, and for the players, who I think are in the dark too.

On 17th May, Murat Yakin, the man who Tottenham chased in 2013 but failed to sign, the man who led his team further than anyone expected last year in the Champions League, beating Chelsea home and away, quit his job at Basel, having just won another league title. I think he quit because he was offered, and accepted, the position of our new manager.

If this is true then our board DOES have ambition, and I expect our best players to stay. Yakin was capped many times as defender for Switzerland, and the Swiss connection is of course no coincidence.

I only hope I am right. Or better still, I still hope I am wrong about Pochettino and he does sign again for us. But if Yakin has replaced him, then I am suddenly not too dismayed....
Good morning everyone, I woke up today feeling a little ashamed for having been so critical of our board - you would think I woke up sad because of the eminent loss of Pochettino, but no, not really. It occurred to me Pochettino has probably been on his way out for a few months now, and the events that have occurred lately have all been because of Pochettino trying to play us for 2 million. This has damaged our club. I believe we have a very good manager lined up already, but have been unable to present him because of Pochettino still being employed contractually. But it is not that we didn't want Pochettino to stay. I think Reed's statement that "No player will be sold that the manager does not wish to sell" was as much a statement to Pochettino as it was to us. Reed simply attempted to make it more credible by making it public. It was a good try, but Pochetttino was adamant already. The silence from Pochettino has stopped our board from responding publically, but I think this is their main mistake. They should have communicated nonetheless, not about Pochettino but simply by repeating what Reed said at that press conference. This time it would have been for the fans, and for the players, who I think are in the dark too. On 17th May, Murat Yakin, the man who Tottenham chased in 2013 but failed to sign, the man who led his team further than anyone expected last year in the Champions League, beating Chelsea home and away, quit his job at Basel, having just won another league title. I think he quit because he was offered, and accepted, the position of our new manager. If this is true then our board DOES have ambition, and I expect our best players to stay. Yakin was capped many times as defender for Switzerland, and the Swiss connection is of course no coincidence. I only hope I am right. Or better still, I still hope I am wrong about Pochettino and he does sign again for us. But if Yakin has replaced him, then I am suddenly not too dismayed.... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 5

6:15am Tue 27 May 14

Mush On The Beach says...

SiamSaint wrote:
teddrake wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.
St Mary's or White Hart Lane? Poch's on both your houses (at the moment). If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly..... so we can get on with finding a new manager (though I hope he stays).... I was also talking to Jesus about the Saints and he told me to be grateful for what MoPo has done for the club and, if he does go, to let him go with gratitude and good grace - what a wonderful period we have had over the past five years - and a year and a half when he walked on water (Maurice Pocket - not Jesus (though he was good too)). We don't know what will happen next, but I'm confident that this next chapter in our club's history will be a great one. We've got a fine academy with great young players coming though, a tradition of playing fine, attacking football. We always tend to find some great player or other - Matt Le Tiss, Gareth Bale, Micky Channon, Adam Lallana, Alan Shearer, Ricky Lambert, Terry Hurlock etc. etc. etc."things change" as David Mamet once said. You can take the man out of the club, but you can't club a man - or a mammoth at the same time...unless the man is riding the mammoth and you've got a step ladder (or a large boulder to perch yourself on top of so you can reach the man's head - and be careful the mammoth doesn't topple over on top of you - probably best to bind one of the legs on the opposite side with twin (or vines strung together) so that when the mammoth does fall, it's more likely to topple away from you).

I'll be glad when this whole affair is over.
Can I have some of what you are smoking? :)
That's pretty much the same as I was thinking Ted.
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I hope not. I repeat that Jesus told me that they wanted to stay here provided the club did not pull back from the vision they were sold when joining. I hope the new board haven't let us all down.[/p][/quote]St Mary's or White Hart Lane? Poch's on both your houses (at the moment). If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly..... so we can get on with finding a new manager (though I hope he stays).... I was also talking to Jesus about the Saints and he told me to be grateful for what MoPo has done for the club and, if he does go, to let him go with gratitude and good grace - what a wonderful period we have had over the past five years - and a year and a half when he walked on water (Maurice Pocket - not Jesus (though he was good too)). We don't know what will happen next, but I'm confident that this next chapter in our club's history will be a great one. We've got a fine academy with great young players coming though, a tradition of playing fine, attacking football. We always tend to find some great player or other - Matt Le Tiss, Gareth Bale, Micky Channon, Adam Lallana, Alan Shearer, Ricky Lambert, Terry Hurlock etc. etc. etc."things change" as David Mamet once said. You can take the man out of the club, but you can't club a man - or a mammoth at the same time...unless the man is riding the mammoth and you've got a step ladder (or a large boulder to perch yourself on top of so you can reach the man's head - and be careful the mammoth doesn't topple over on top of you - probably best to bind one of the legs on the opposite side with twin (or vines strung together) so that when the mammoth does fall, it's more likely to topple away from you). I'll be glad when this whole affair is over.[/p][/quote]Can I have some of what you are smoking? :)[/p][/quote]That's pretty much the same as I was thinking Ted. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 0

7:00am Tue 27 May 14

westdraytonsaint says...

Hallo Osprey Saint who's living in the real world now? Ambition left this club with Cortese; that's why Poch is leaving though he's welcome to Levy! Who else will follow him out the door? If the owner doesn't want to splash the cash why doesn't she sell to someone who will.
Hallo Osprey Saint who's living in the real world now? Ambition left this club with Cortese; that's why Poch is leaving though he's welcome to Levy! Who else will follow him out the door? If the owner doesn't want to splash the cash why doesn't she sell to someone who will. westdraytonsaint
  • Score: -1

9:01am Tue 27 May 14

supersaintmikey says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Nothing on the SAInts site. will just finish my cup of tea and tea cake and wait for theboards statement.
I quite agree, Come on faint hearts believe Mo Po will not be leaving Saints.

He has still has one year of his contract to run so permission has to be sought from Saints to talk to him and that aint happenned yet.

He knows Saints are a far better CLUB than Spurs any day of the week. They are full of prima donnas !!!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Nothing on the SAInts site. will just finish my cup of tea and tea cake and wait for theboards statement.[/p][/quote]I quite agree, Come on faint hearts believe Mo Po will not be leaving Saints. He has still has one year of his contract to run so permission has to be sought from Saints to talk to him and that aint happenned yet. He knows Saints are a far better CLUB than Spurs any day of the week. They are full of prima donnas !!! supersaintmikey
  • Score: 0

9:06am Tue 27 May 14

John Smith34 says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Good morning everyone, I woke up today feeling a little ashamed for having been so critical of our board - you would think I woke up sad because of the eminent loss of Pochettino, but no, not really. It occurred to me Pochettino has probably been on his way out for a few months now, and the events that have occurred lately have all been because of Pochettino trying to play us for 2 million. This has damaged our club. I believe we have a very good manager lined up already, but have been unable to present him because of Pochettino still being employed contractually. But it is not that we didn't want Pochettino to stay. I think Reed's statement that "No player will be sold that the manager does not wish to sell" was as much a statement to Pochettino as it was to us. Reed simply attempted to make it more credible by making it public. It was a good try, but Pochetttino was adamant already. The silence from Pochettino has stopped our board from responding publically, but I think this is their main mistake. They should have communicated nonetheless, not about Pochettino but simply by repeating what Reed said at that press conference. This time it would have been for the fans, and for the players, who I think are in the dark too. On 17th May, Murat Yakin, the man who Tottenham chased in 2013 but failed to sign, the man who led his team further than anyone expected last year in the Champions League, beating Chelsea home and away, quit his job at Basel, having just won another league title. I think he quit because he was offered, and accepted, the position of our new manager. If this is true then our board DOES have ambition, and I expect our best players to stay. Yakin was capped many times as defender for Switzerland, and the Swiss connection is of course no coincidence. I only hope I am right. Or better still, I still hope I am wrong about Pochettino and he does sign again for us. But if Yakin has replaced him, then I am suddenly not too dismayed....
Very interesting theory about Murat Yakin. He would be my personal choice above anyone else by a long way. Hope you are right but I fear our board have done nothing to think about replacing MP. Hope I'm wrong!! We will see...potentially a difficult summer at St.Marys.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Good morning everyone, I woke up today feeling a little ashamed for having been so critical of our board - you would think I woke up sad because of the eminent loss of Pochettino, but no, not really. It occurred to me Pochettino has probably been on his way out for a few months now, and the events that have occurred lately have all been because of Pochettino trying to play us for 2 million. This has damaged our club. I believe we have a very good manager lined up already, but have been unable to present him because of Pochettino still being employed contractually. But it is not that we didn't want Pochettino to stay. I think Reed's statement that "No player will be sold that the manager does not wish to sell" was as much a statement to Pochettino as it was to us. Reed simply attempted to make it more credible by making it public. It was a good try, but Pochetttino was adamant already. The silence from Pochettino has stopped our board from responding publically, but I think this is their main mistake. They should have communicated nonetheless, not about Pochettino but simply by repeating what Reed said at that press conference. This time it would have been for the fans, and for the players, who I think are in the dark too. On 17th May, Murat Yakin, the man who Tottenham chased in 2013 but failed to sign, the man who led his team further than anyone expected last year in the Champions League, beating Chelsea home and away, quit his job at Basel, having just won another league title. I think he quit because he was offered, and accepted, the position of our new manager. If this is true then our board DOES have ambition, and I expect our best players to stay. Yakin was capped many times as defender for Switzerland, and the Swiss connection is of course no coincidence. I only hope I am right. Or better still, I still hope I am wrong about Pochettino and he does sign again for us. But if Yakin has replaced him, then I am suddenly not too dismayed....[/p][/quote]Very interesting theory about Murat Yakin. He would be my personal choice above anyone else by a long way. Hope you are right but I fear our board have done nothing to think about replacing MP. Hope I'm wrong!! We will see...potentially a difficult summer at St.Marys. John Smith34
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9:31am Tue 27 May 14

steve703 says...

Why Is The Club Just A Stepping Stone For Most To Something Bigger ?
Pochettino looks to be on his way , As well as Players: Dejan Lovren, Adam Liana, Luke Shaw, Wih rumours of Jose Fonte, Nathaniel Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin , also could be moving on.

Saints just had a very good season, Yet the Owners & Chairman do nothing to try and keep everyone at the club & build on last season`s success.
We saw the same thing happen when Gordon Strachan was in charge , he wanted to move the club up another level , But was refused any more money to but new players , Look what happened when I he left the club.
Saints Steve
Why Is The Club Just A Stepping Stone For Most To Something Bigger ? Pochettino looks to be on his way , As well as Players: Dejan Lovren, Adam Liana, Luke Shaw, Wih rumours of Jose Fonte, Nathaniel Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin , also could be moving on. Saints just had a very good season, Yet the Owners & Chairman do nothing to try and keep everyone at the club & build on last season`s success. We saw the same thing happen when Gordon Strachan was in charge , he wanted to move the club up another level , But was refused any more money to but new players , Look what happened when I he left the club. Saints Steve steve703
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12:47pm Tue 27 May 14

Tongdii says...

Someone once said "footballs a funny old game."

Just imagine a Spurs board meeting:-

"Right chaps let us sack our manager, and go for someone whose team we beat twice this season, finished two places below us, and ended up with 13 points less than we did."

You know it makes sense!

I for one wasgutted when Nigel was sacked, but we didn't do too bad after he left.
Someone once said "footballs a funny old game." Just imagine a Spurs board meeting:- "Right chaps let us sack our manager, and go for someone whose team we beat twice this season, finished two places below us, and ended up with 13 points less than we did." You know it makes sense! I for one wasgutted when Nigel was sacked, but we didn't do too bad after he left. Tongdii
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