Saints facing search for new boss

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Saints’ new board could be faced with the prospect of appointing their first manager later this week as Tottenham appear to be inching closer to sealing a deal to poach Mauricio Pochettino.

It is understood that talks with Spurs are continuing but that the Londoners have come to the conclusion that Pochettino is the right man to take over from Tim Sherwood, who was sacked two days after the end of last season.

Saints have been hoping that Pochettino would sign a new contract to tie him to Saints beyond the one year he has remaining on his current deal.

They have tabled a new offer but Pochettino has stalled on signing it. That has led some at St Mary’s to consider that he has been waiting to see if he received any better offers before committing himself.

It now seems as though he will get an offer from Tottenham very soon.

Pochettino is understood to have a clause in his contract that would allow him to move so, as long as the remainder of the deal is paid up in full as compensation to Saints.

He is believed to be on £2m a year, so Saints would be expecting that from Tottenham, along with smaller compensation packages for his staff, Jesus Perez, Toni Jimenez and Miguel D’Agostino who would be expected to follow him to White Hart Lane.

If Pochettino does leave it will be a hammer blow to the new Saints board.

They have been desperate to keep him at St Mary’s following his hugely successful year and half in charge of the club and with a group of players who feel very loyal to him.

Saints are well aware that Pochettino’s departure is likely to have a domino effect and that they could be battling to fight off a string of big name departures from St Mary’s this summer.

With that in mind they will need to act quickly and decisively to appoint an impressive new manager to try and hold things together. Luke Shaw has already been the subject of a £25m bid from Manchester United while Liverpool have offered in the region of £20m for Adam Lallana.

Saints have been trying to put off dealing directly with the offers until Pochettino’s situation has been sorted out.

They certainly did not want to sell players from under him and risk upsetting him at such a sensitive time.

However, there is a growing feeling at St Mary’s that if the manager leaves then star player departures are inevitable this summer.

The new board, headed by Ralph Krueger and Gareth Rogers with Les Reed taking care of football matters, face a real test of their strength and credibility.

There has been a sense of frustration at the wall of silence coming out of St Mary’s since the end of the season, in spite of promises of open communication.

On top of that, if Pochettino were to leave, there would be a sense that the board have been played to a certain degree as they publically went along with Pochettino’s desire not to talk about his future until the summer only for him to then leave.

Much of the talk over the last few weeks within the Saints squad and management has been about whether the club’s ambition matches their own and with many star players having also having privately pinned their futures to his, they face a real battle if Tottenham do seal up a deal to bag Pochettino.

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6:11am Tue 27 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Need an Ambitious Manager who can get in a TOP STRIKER - strengthen at Goalie and CB - and push on for EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.

Need to Keep all our Existing Players.
Need an Ambitious Manager who can get in a TOP STRIKER - strengthen at Goalie and CB - and push on for EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. Need to Keep all our Existing Players. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 25

6:14am Tue 27 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!! The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 25

6:29am Tue 27 May 14

SteveinTotton says...

This is all very sad, the club on the verge of big things with some investment this summer and it's been ripped apart by the media. At the time if writing this no one has left but the media have sold almost the lot and put Poyet in as manager.

I want another statement from the club, the silence is scary.

Let's face facts we are a bottom mid table club, a stepping stone club. One that has reached it's heights. I don't believe the new board will honour Reeds last statement, they don't have The Dons vision.
This is all very sad, the club on the verge of big things with some investment this summer and it's been ripped apart by the media. At the time if writing this no one has left but the media have sold almost the lot and put Poyet in as manager. I want another statement from the club, the silence is scary. Let's face facts we are a bottom mid table club, a stepping stone club. One that has reached it's heights. I don't believe the new board will honour Reeds last statement, they don't have The Dons vision. SteveinTotton
  • Score: 41

6:40am Tue 27 May 14

itsnotjustice says...

this bs had allready dragged on too long... we shoud say to him either sign by friday or clear your desk... same wit shaw and lallana.... either the so called big clubs get the deal done by friday or no ones goin nowhere.. we dont need this goin on for the next month or so..if we gotta start rebuilding we gotta start now.
this bs had allready dragged on too long... we shoud say to him either sign by friday or clear your desk... same wit shaw and lallana.... either the so called big clubs get the deal done by friday or no ones goin nowhere.. we dont need this goin on for the next month or so..if we gotta start rebuilding we gotta start now. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 26

6:44am Tue 27 May 14

redandy10 says...

If we had been able to keep NC I believe this whole summer would have been completely different. IMO Poch would have STAYED, Luke and Adam might also have decided to stick with us.

The cause of these current events can be traced back to last summer's spat between Kat and NC and when Poch issued an ultimatum in order to back NC, from this point on the writing was on the wall. I said as much at the time!!!

All due respect to Kat but her power struggle with NC completely upset the apple cart. Poch and the players had bought into his vision and the new mob at the top didn't instil confidence with their mutterings. The financial talk a couple of months ago was basically a warning to us that we wouldn't be such a big player in the transfer market. Why were details of NC's first year salary from the club turned into a news story? It reeked of a campaign aimed at painting NC as an overpaid, overspending boss man.

Why MIGHT Poch be leaving?
1. A transfer budget lower than he accepted.
2. NC's departure.
3. The futures of his best players being up in the air, with strong possibilities of them leaving.

Spurs are a bigger club but they are not one of the heavy hitters, so we SHOULDN'T lose him to that lot.

But as I said at the time, NC leaving had ramifications which we would meet further down the road, which unfortunately we DID!!!
If we had been able to keep NC I believe this whole summer would have been completely different. IMO Poch would have STAYED, Luke and Adam might also have decided to stick with us. The cause of these current events can be traced back to last summer's spat between Kat and NC and when Poch issued an ultimatum in order to back NC, from this point on the writing was on the wall. I said as much at the time!!! All due respect to Kat but her power struggle with NC completely upset the apple cart. Poch and the players had bought into his vision and the new mob at the top didn't instil confidence with their mutterings. The financial talk a couple of months ago was basically a warning to us that we wouldn't be such a big player in the transfer market. Why were details of NC's first year salary from the club turned into a news story? It reeked of a campaign aimed at painting NC as an overpaid, overspending boss man. Why MIGHT Poch be leaving? 1. A transfer budget lower than he accepted. 2. NC's departure. 3. The futures of his best players being up in the air, with strong possibilities of them leaving. Spurs are a bigger club but they are not one of the heavy hitters, so we SHOULDN'T lose him to that lot. But as I said at the time, NC leaving had ramifications which we would meet further down the road, which unfortunately we DID!!! redandy10
  • Score: 40

6:49am Tue 27 May 14

Block 42 says...

if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom..
frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips.
Michael laudrup was hated by his piers.
rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad.
so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.
if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom.. frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips. Michael laudrup was hated by his piers. rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad. so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez. Block 42
  • Score: 32

6:50am Tue 27 May 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

i read somwhere he is on holiday...and that is probably quite likely really...he wont go anywhere and neither will any of the players...not for another season anyway!
i read somwhere he is on holiday...and that is probably quite likely really...he wont go anywhere and neither will any of the players...not for another season anyway! nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 7

6:53am Tue 27 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

An Ambitious Spanish Manager who can gat in a TOP STRIKER must be better as a candidate than Gus Poyet and all the other deadbeats mentioned as Bookies favourites.
An Ambitious Spanish Manager who can gat in a TOP STRIKER must be better as a candidate than Gus Poyet and all the other deadbeats mentioned as Bookies favourites. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 13

6:58am Tue 27 May 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: -31

7:03am Tue 27 May 14

rednwhite72 says...

Que Sera Sera

ALWAYS AND FOREVER A SAINT!

COYR!
Que Sera Sera ALWAYS AND FOREVER A SAINT! COYR! rednwhite72
  • Score: 36

7:07am Tue 27 May 14

SteveinTotton says...

redandy10 wrote:
If we had been able to keep NC I believe this whole summer would have been completely different. IMO Poch would have STAYED, Luke and Adam might also have decided to stick with us.

The cause of these current events can be traced back to last summer's spat between Kat and NC and when Poch issued an ultimatum in order to back NC, from this point on the writing was on the wall. I said as much at the time!!!

All due respect to Kat but her power struggle with NC completely upset the apple cart. Poch and the players had bought into his vision and the new mob at the top didn't instil confidence with their mutterings. The financial talk a couple of months ago was basically a warning to us that we wouldn't be such a big player in the transfer market. Why were details of NC's first year salary from the club turned into a news story? It reeked of a campaign aimed at painting NC as an overpaid, overspending boss man.

Why MIGHT Poch be leaving?
1. A transfer budget lower than he accepted.
2. NC's departure.
3. The futures of his best players being up in the air, with strong possibilities of them leaving.

Spurs are a bigger club but they are not one of the heavy hitters, so we SHOULDN'T lose him to that lot.

But as I said at the time, NC leaving had ramifications which we would meet further down the road, which unfortunately we DID!!!
Spot on. New board have not installed any confedence. The purse has been shut we will sell and go back to fighting relegation as we did in the past.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: If we had been able to keep NC I believe this whole summer would have been completely different. IMO Poch would have STAYED, Luke and Adam might also have decided to stick with us. The cause of these current events can be traced back to last summer's spat between Kat and NC and when Poch issued an ultimatum in order to back NC, from this point on the writing was on the wall. I said as much at the time!!! All due respect to Kat but her power struggle with NC completely upset the apple cart. Poch and the players had bought into his vision and the new mob at the top didn't instil confidence with their mutterings. The financial talk a couple of months ago was basically a warning to us that we wouldn't be such a big player in the transfer market. Why were details of NC's first year salary from the club turned into a news story? It reeked of a campaign aimed at painting NC as an overpaid, overspending boss man. Why MIGHT Poch be leaving? 1. A transfer budget lower than he accepted. 2. NC's departure. 3. The futures of his best players being up in the air, with strong possibilities of them leaving. Spurs are a bigger club but they are not one of the heavy hitters, so we SHOULDN'T lose him to that lot. But as I said at the time, NC leaving had ramifications which we would meet further down the road, which unfortunately we DID!!![/p][/quote]Spot on. New board have not installed any confedence. The purse has been shut we will sell and go back to fighting relegation as we did in the past. SteveinTotton
  • Score: 15

7:07am Tue 27 May 14

milton road says...

It will be done by firday one way or the other but the talks are advanced and not in early stages. Which means most likely we have lost him. Yes we need a good top manager but are they going to come to a club that is in turmoil?
I do not think he will take Spurs to the top 4 nor do many of their fans. His football style is exciting but it does not bring the win ratio required to get in champions league.
To be honest the top clubs had his system worked out this season and we only won 2 out of 14 against top clubs and lost 8. His win ratio is 41%, Sherwood's was far higher. However wonderful the football is and however good the players it is fallible to teams that play on the counter attack.
Here he would of been given time to evolve that at Spurs he won't, they want immediate success. I think he is making a mistake but there you go.
We are going to have trouble keeping players and also buying in players if we lose Poch if we do not get the right manager. Would the likes of De Boor, Benitez, Mancini come here I doubt it. Renairi and Moyes are available and Moyes would fit the profile of this club. Would he though be able to keep players and attract players? I think he is a good manager he proved it on a limited budget at Everton.
We have had five years of progress and now it has stalled. We still have a club and we still are in the Premier but it would seem the owners ambitions have faltered and they have not the courage to progress. A manager that would suit our style is Laudrop similar style of football and I think Swansea were premature in getting rid of him. We all know that the Europa Cup ruins a league season for a club without a big squad.
It will be done by firday one way or the other but the talks are advanced and not in early stages. Which means most likely we have lost him. Yes we need a good top manager but are they going to come to a club that is in turmoil? I do not think he will take Spurs to the top 4 nor do many of their fans. His football style is exciting but it does not bring the win ratio required to get in champions league. To be honest the top clubs had his system worked out this season and we only won 2 out of 14 against top clubs and lost 8. His win ratio is 41%, Sherwood's was far higher. However wonderful the football is and however good the players it is fallible to teams that play on the counter attack. Here he would of been given time to evolve that at Spurs he won't, they want immediate success. I think he is making a mistake but there you go. We are going to have trouble keeping players and also buying in players if we lose Poch if we do not get the right manager. Would the likes of De Boor, Benitez, Mancini come here I doubt it. Renairi and Moyes are available and Moyes would fit the profile of this club. Would he though be able to keep players and attract players? I think he is a good manager he proved it on a limited budget at Everton. We have had five years of progress and now it has stalled. We still have a club and we still are in the Premier but it would seem the owners ambitions have faltered and they have not the courage to progress. A manager that would suit our style is Laudrop similar style of football and I think Swansea were premature in getting rid of him. We all know that the Europa Cup ruins a league season for a club without a big squad. milton road
  • Score: 12

7:09am Tue 27 May 14

Electrostar says...

I hope that the leading contenders for the Saints job are just the bookies ideas and not the Board's ideas. Why is Paul Clement considered such an outsider and yet favourite for WBA, Brighton?

Despite first stint at Twente, McLaren has done nothing - does not inspire me with confidence (and neither does Les Reed). Would like to see Yakin, Jemez or Tuchel. Need someone with some stature to keep players.

Lallane wants CL football which we cannot offer yet so even if Poch stays the chances of keeping him are slim.

Poch was always going to go, IMHO. He has never ruled out Spurs and inferred that the investment required for CL is too much for us. Lets see how he reacts to the Europa league and the Cups, Levy will demand success.

Agree regarding NC's vision etc and would have him back like a shot but he was not the one pumping money into the club. If the Board's aim is CL over a five year period, with a financially stable club - then that is fine by me.
I hope that the leading contenders for the Saints job are just the bookies ideas and not the Board's ideas. Why is Paul Clement considered such an outsider and yet favourite for WBA, Brighton? Despite first stint at Twente, McLaren has done nothing - does not inspire me with confidence (and neither does Les Reed). Would like to see Yakin, Jemez or Tuchel. Need someone with some stature to keep players. Lallane wants CL football which we cannot offer yet so even if Poch stays the chances of keeping him are slim. Poch was always going to go, IMHO. He has never ruled out Spurs and inferred that the investment required for CL is too much for us. Lets see how he reacts to the Europa league and the Cups, Levy will demand success. Agree regarding NC's vision etc and would have him back like a shot but he was not the one pumping money into the club. If the Board's aim is CL over a five year period, with a financially stable club - then that is fine by me. Electrostar
  • Score: 13

7:11am Tue 27 May 14

olddellsaint says...

find someone without a translater, and that is loyal.
find someone without a translater, and that is loyal. olddellsaint
  • Score: 14

7:12am Tue 27 May 14

dadofmy3sons says...

oh well , that's that dream over.
time for a new one.
Who is this Swiss guy? the leaving manager of Basle?
He'll do.
Then we can start the new dream straight away.
Probably will lose one or two players and get quite a lot of money for them too.
Time then to promote some more of these brilliant youngsters.
We had the youth set-up long before Pochettino got here, it is still here and he will not be getting the benefit of it now.
Do not blame the board as there is not a lot they could have done if MP was determined to leave. Remember, he did say if Cortese went then so would he. That has come to pass.

Support the Saints.
Have done for a long time now and it has always been interesting.
oh well , that's that dream over. time for a new one. Who is this Swiss guy? the leaving manager of Basle? He'll do. Then we can start the new dream straight away. Probably will lose one or two players and get quite a lot of money for them too. Time then to promote some more of these brilliant youngsters. We had the youth set-up long before Pochettino got here, it is still here and he will not be getting the benefit of it now. Do not blame the board as there is not a lot they could have done if MP was determined to leave. Remember, he did say if Cortese went then so would he. That has come to pass. Support the Saints. Have done for a long time now and it has always been interesting. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 18

7:17am Tue 27 May 14

dadofmy3sons says...

One good thing to come out of this if it comes to fruition.
Any new vacancies advertised by the club, you won't need to be Spanish speaking.
Maybe Swiss though!
One good thing to come out of this if it comes to fruition. Any new vacancies advertised by the club, you won't need to be Spanish speaking. Maybe Swiss though! dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 7

7:26am Tue 27 May 14

Epsom Saint says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques.

Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition[/p][/quote]I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques. Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club! Epsom Saint
  • Score: 20

7:26am Tue 27 May 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

Let Poch go if he wants to. We gave him his chance to manage a good team.Its not our fault he is taking a backward step., I am sick of the whole saga now....TIME TO MOVE ON GUYS, AND GET ANOTHER DRIVER FOR THE BUS....Bring back NA !!!!
Let Poch go if he wants to. We gave him his chance to manage a good team.Its not our fault he is taking a backward step., I am sick of the whole saga now....TIME TO MOVE ON GUYS, AND GET ANOTHER DRIVER FOR THE BUS....Bring back NA !!!! Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: -2

7:28am Tue 27 May 14

torbay george says...

If all of this speculation actually happens, then it just confirms that we are a "Norwich City" and not an "Everton". I think we all feel secretly that we have been punching above our weight and now the realism is hitting home. I love my club but you all have to see we are just a great provincial club with very little clout in this day and age of massive finance. Certainly we earned £79m this year but in an age when an average player costs £20m it puts things in perspective doesn't it?
If all of this speculation actually happens, then it just confirms that we are a "Norwich City" and not an "Everton". I think we all feel secretly that we have been punching above our weight and now the realism is hitting home. I love my club but you all have to see we are just a great provincial club with very little clout in this day and age of massive finance. Certainly we earned £79m this year but in an age when an average player costs £20m it puts things in perspective doesn't it? torbay george
  • Score: 6

7:30am Tue 27 May 14

Electrostar says...

Selling the club? - be careful what you wish for, just look at Cardiff for starters.

KL has not ruined the club, she has pumped a lot of money into the club.
Selling the club? - be careful what you wish for, just look at Cardiff for starters. KL has not ruined the club, she has pumped a lot of money into the club. Electrostar
  • Score: 32

7:31am Tue 27 May 14

Epsom Saint says...

milton road wrote:
It will be done by firday one way or the other but the talks are advanced and not in early stages. Which means most likely we have lost him. Yes we need a good top manager but are they going to come to a club that is in turmoil?
I do not think he will take Spurs to the top 4 nor do many of their fans. His football style is exciting but it does not bring the win ratio required to get in champions league.
To be honest the top clubs had his system worked out this season and we only won 2 out of 14 against top clubs and lost 8. His win ratio is 41%, Sherwood's was far higher. However wonderful the football is and however good the players it is fallible to teams that play on the counter attack.
Here he would of been given time to evolve that at Spurs he won't, they want immediate success. I think he is making a mistake but there you go.
We are going to have trouble keeping players and also buying in players if we lose Poch if we do not get the right manager. Would the likes of De Boor, Benitez, Mancini come here I doubt it. Renairi and Moyes are available and Moyes would fit the profile of this club. Would he though be able to keep players and attract players? I think he is a good manager he proved it on a limited budget at Everton.
We have had five years of progress and now it has stalled. We still have a club and we still are in the Premier but it would seem the owners ambitions have faltered and they have not the courage to progress. A manager that would suit our style is Laudrop similar style of football and I think Swansea were premature in getting rid of him. We all know that the Europa Cup ruins a league season for a club without a big squad.
We're not in turmoil - excellent facilities, brilliant academy, and a good squad of players. If we have to sell some, we will get good money to spend. A lot of managers will find that very appealing.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: It will be done by firday one way or the other but the talks are advanced and not in early stages. Which means most likely we have lost him. Yes we need a good top manager but are they going to come to a club that is in turmoil? I do not think he will take Spurs to the top 4 nor do many of their fans. His football style is exciting but it does not bring the win ratio required to get in champions league. To be honest the top clubs had his system worked out this season and we only won 2 out of 14 against top clubs and lost 8. His win ratio is 41%, Sherwood's was far higher. However wonderful the football is and however good the players it is fallible to teams that play on the counter attack. Here he would of been given time to evolve that at Spurs he won't, they want immediate success. I think he is making a mistake but there you go. We are going to have trouble keeping players and also buying in players if we lose Poch if we do not get the right manager. Would the likes of De Boor, Benitez, Mancini come here I doubt it. Renairi and Moyes are available and Moyes would fit the profile of this club. Would he though be able to keep players and attract players? I think he is a good manager he proved it on a limited budget at Everton. We have had five years of progress and now it has stalled. We still have a club and we still are in the Premier but it would seem the owners ambitions have faltered and they have not the courage to progress. A manager that would suit our style is Laudrop similar style of football and I think Swansea were premature in getting rid of him. We all know that the Europa Cup ruins a league season for a club without a big squad.[/p][/quote]We're not in turmoil - excellent facilities, brilliant academy, and a good squad of players. If we have to sell some, we will get good money to spend. A lot of managers will find that very appealing. Epsom Saint
  • Score: 25

7:32am Tue 27 May 14

damoose says...

SteveinTotton says...Spot on. New board have not installed any confedence. The purse has been shut we will sell and go back to fighting relegation as we did in the past.
-------------------
Reminds me of frightened Scotsmen before William Wallace`s speech at the Battle of Stirling:

``Aiee we run ....but we`ll live``
SteveinTotton says...Spot on. New board have not installed any confedence. The purse has been shut we will sell and go back to fighting relegation as we did in the past. ------------------- Reminds me of frightened Scotsmen before William Wallace`s speech at the Battle of Stirling: ``Aiee we run ....but we`ll live`` damoose
  • Score: -10

7:33am Tue 27 May 14

Wozzie says...

WTF Sherwood led Spurs to a higher position than Saints with less talent in his squad!
WTF Sherwood led Spurs to a higher position than Saints with less talent in his squad! Wozzie
  • Score: 13

7:34am Tue 27 May 14

Golden_Salamander says...

There is only one person who can stop Pochettino leaving and that is Nicola.

Kat has a choice of building bridges with him or M E L T D O W N with lots of players leaving.

And the only rumour I have is that Ralph is/was in Canada talking to the ex usa boss (from the last wc)..... Totally underwhelmed.
There is only one person who can stop Pochettino leaving and that is Nicola. Kat has a choice of building bridges with him or M E L T D O W N with lots of players leaving. And the only rumour I have is that Ralph is/was in Canada talking to the ex usa boss (from the last wc)..... Totally underwhelmed. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: -3

7:35am Tue 27 May 14

loosehead says...

he has a clause to get out? Why did he have no intention of staying? was he using Saints as a stepping stone?
Is Tottenham such a big step up from Saints? If it's true he's up there in talks( National Press) then is he ambitious enough to satisfy Saints Fans & the owners?
Maybe if we can keep our top young talent & get in an ambitious manager this might be good for the Saints? ( maybe get one who'll talk English?)
he has a clause to get out? Why did he have no intention of staying? was he using Saints as a stepping stone? Is Tottenham such a big step up from Saints? If it's true he's up there in talks( National Press) then is he ambitious enough to satisfy Saints Fans & the owners? Maybe if we can keep our top young talent & get in an ambitious manager this might be good for the Saints? ( maybe get one who'll talk English?) loosehead
  • Score: 10

7:37am Tue 27 May 14

Southampton boy says...

Well here we are again losing are manager to a club that we know andhe knows will be lookng at going for top 4 spot next season.
what willl follow now is we will lose are top players, and w will be back at "GO"

question is he going as he knows that the board will not be pushing to make us one of the big clubs is the reason he is going.

Lets hope we can find a good replacement
Well here we are again losing are manager to a club that we know andhe knows will be lookng at going for top 4 spot next season. what willl follow now is we will lose are top players, and w will be back at "GO" question is he going as he knows that the board will not be pushing to make us one of the big clubs is the reason he is going. Lets hope we can find a good replacement Southampton boy
  • Score: 6

7:38am Tue 27 May 14

St.Yorkie says...

Another day and another twist of the knife! It's worse than water torture- drip, drip, drip...
I would love to believe the statement that none of our players are going anywhere. The silence may just be that because nothing has changed. Pochettino still holds all the cards. He can talk with Spurs all he likes and a 3-year contract worth £10m is worth that whether he stays 3-months or 3-years! What does he have to lose?
For once I am really disappointed. We have everything in place to kick on yet we sit here fretting about a Manager and mass player exodus - meltdown!
I just hope it all comes together - better still after the World Cup when our lads do us proud!
I became disenchanted many mons ago due to the style of football and desire - but the last 5-years have been a joy. The best team spirit and ethic I can ever remember. If we carry on the same with or without those meant to be leaving - it's still worth the effort of being a fan.
It's a costly game being a fan and for the prices we pay we deserve the best - and that doesn't mean selling players because the demand a high fee. Similar story when it comes to the Manager.
Come on someone - Poch, Adam, Luke say something it silence is deafening!!
Another day and another twist of the knife! It's worse than water torture- drip, drip, drip... I would love to believe the statement that none of our players are going anywhere. The silence may just be that because nothing has changed. Pochettino still holds all the cards. He can talk with Spurs all he likes and a 3-year contract worth £10m is worth that whether he stays 3-months or 3-years! What does he have to lose? For once I am really disappointed. We have everything in place to kick on yet we sit here fretting about a Manager and mass player exodus - meltdown! I just hope it all comes together - better still after the World Cup when our lads do us proud! I became disenchanted many mons ago due to the style of football and desire - but the last 5-years have been a joy. The best team spirit and ethic I can ever remember. If we carry on the same with or without those meant to be leaving - it's still worth the effort of being a fan. It's a costly game being a fan and for the prices we pay we deserve the best - and that doesn't mean selling players because the demand a high fee. Similar story when it comes to the Manager. Come on someone - Poch, Adam, Luke say something it silence is deafening!! St.Yorkie
  • Score: 12

7:40am Tue 27 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

K.L. & the board are NOT going to cut the investment in SFC . By letting M.P. Adam , Luke etc just walk without a PLAN .. We have trusted and BENEFITED so far since Marcus , so cant see a demise at St Mary s , Yes there will be CHANGES , but I am still POSITIVE its going to be for greater times . Not a fall into skate oblivion
K.L. & the board are NOT going to cut the investment in SFC . By letting M.P. Adam , Luke etc just walk without a PLAN .. We have trusted and BENEFITED so far since Marcus , so cant see a demise at St Mary s , Yes there will be CHANGES , but I am still POSITIVE its going to be for greater times . Not a fall into skate oblivion SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 2

7:47am Tue 27 May 14

Blackknight says...

If MoPo goes to Spurs that's 22 Managers since Lawrie Mac left in the June of1985.That roughly equates to a new manager every 1 year and 4 months (that' s if my maths is correct).

Hardly a recipe for success.

A majority of Saints fans may now start to fear that as the 'big club' vultures circle Lallana, Shaw, Lovren, Clyne, Chambers, Schneiderlin, and Rodriguez will follow MoPo's example and leave the Saints.

Should MoPo go and as events unfold it may become clear that the new boards ambition failed to match that of his own.

Even the most optimistic of Saints fans will arguably await the future with trepidation.
If MoPo goes to Spurs that's 22 Managers since Lawrie Mac left in the June of1985.That roughly equates to a new manager every 1 year and 4 months (that' s if my maths is correct). Hardly a recipe for success. A majority of Saints fans may now start to fear that as the 'big club' vultures circle Lallana, Shaw, Lovren, Clyne, Chambers, Schneiderlin, and Rodriguez will follow MoPo's example and leave the Saints. Should MoPo go and as events unfold it may become clear that the new boards ambition failed to match that of his own. Even the most optimistic of Saints fans will arguably await the future with trepidation. Blackknight
  • Score: 9

7:51am Tue 27 May 14

bigfella777 says...

David Moyes, they could do a lot worse or poach palaces manager
David Moyes, they could do a lot worse or poach palaces manager bigfella777
  • Score: -5

7:55am Tue 27 May 14

elvis says...

The only possible solution to show were still moving forward is Rafa .... Deadwood ,Lemmon or Poyet would all be a massive step backwards. Benitz or at a pinch Deboar would show we still have ambition.If we loose Poch we must above all else make sure none of our players follow him to that rabble from London ....my mates who support Spuds (I know I have no real friends) are already drooling over the possibility of Lalana & JRod playing for them next season .
The only possible solution to show were still moving forward is Rafa .... Deadwood ,Lemmon or Poyet would all be a massive step backwards. Benitz or at a pinch Deboar would show we still have ambition.If we loose Poch we must above all else make sure none of our players follow him to that rabble from London ....my mates who support Spuds (I know I have no real friends) are already drooling over the possibility of Lalana & JRod playing for them next season . elvis
  • Score: 9

7:56am Tue 27 May 14

costa gaz says...

Block 42 wrote:
if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom..
frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips.
Michael laudrup was hated by his piers.
rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad.
so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.
Unfortunately De Boer or Benitez will not even consider coming here.
Our board have shown their cards, we are still a club that cannot hold on to its best talents.

We will become, once again, a mediocre team producing great young players and off loading them to the highest bidders.

Sorry to sound like a merchant of doom, but failing to hang on to Poch has shown the club for what it really is.

My choice to replace Poch would be Moyes, what he did with limited resouces at Everton would make him an ideal candidate.
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom.. frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips. Michael laudrup was hated by his piers. rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad. so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately De Boer or Benitez will not even consider coming here. Our board have shown their cards, we are still a club that cannot hold on to its best talents. We will become, once again, a mediocre team producing great young players and off loading them to the highest bidders. Sorry to sound like a merchant of doom, but failing to hang on to Poch has shown the club for what it really is. My choice to replace Poch would be Moyes, what he did with limited resouces at Everton would make him an ideal candidate. costa gaz
  • Score: 13

7:59am Tue 27 May 14

hagbourneutd says...

Let's hold on the doom and gloom for the minute. various reports are that levy is set to offer poch the job after he couldn't get van gall or ancelotti , is it really a given he will definitely take the job especially if he was 3rd choice, at the moment it's still press speculation, I'm not saying he won't go but let's just hold the negatives for now we could be surprised here's hoping.
Let's hold on the doom and gloom for the minute. various reports are that levy is set to offer poch the job after he couldn't get van gall or ancelotti , is it really a given he will definitely take the job especially if he was 3rd choice, at the moment it's still press speculation, I'm not saying he won't go but let's just hold the negatives for now we could be surprised here's hoping. hagbourneutd
  • Score: 7

7:59am Tue 27 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

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....
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: 30

8:07am Tue 27 May 14

pitbull says...

Is it possible that Levy saw Saints as a potential top 4 finish next season which would have made Spurs job a little bit more difficult.

I'm also wondering if Pochettino would be regarded as a hero if he decided to stay at Saints or has all this hype has turned supporters against him.

I'll make my mind up when I hear an official statement from the club.
Is it possible that Levy saw Saints as a potential top 4 finish next season which would have made Spurs job a little bit more difficult. I'm also wondering if Pochettino would be regarded as a hero if he decided to stay at Saints or has all this hype has turned supporters against him. I'll make my mind up when I hear an official statement from the club. pitbull
  • Score: 12

8:13am Tue 27 May 14

PTID1898 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP PTID1898
  • Score: -26

8:19am Tue 27 May 14

saint christopher says...

I go away for the weekend and log in expecting to find Potch has agreed a new 5 year deal with a decision to not sell Luke and Adam, and instead ..... meltdown.

Like many I feel we're seeing the same old Saints, a club who've been masquerading as a potential top 6 club this season but underneath are perhaps still a good provincial club who will always be a Premier League gap filler with a great academy that will simply be there to help make ends meet and enable us to act as a feeder club to the big boys. Depressing - better not to have dreamed at all than to have done so and failed.

For all his faults I think many of us can't help but feel that had NC still been here we wouldn't be in this situation. He has recently said precisely that, and I for one would have to agree.

So where do we go from here? Assuming Hodgson means what he says about no agents etc then no decision can be made on them and perhaps other World Cup players until after the tournament. But it's difficult to see our best players choosing to stay now that the plan and the dream seems to have evaporated.

Could we re-start with a new plan and a different but just as good manager? Of course. We all thought that life did not exist beyond Adkins but how wrong we were then. The problem however is that we now have what is effectively a totally untried and unproven leadership, who in spite of promises to the contrary have done and said nothing to give even the slightest impression that they have a clear objective and the drive to obtain it.

I think that this week will show us where we're going as a club. On one hand we're more than a manager and a couple of star players, but yet again it appears we're going to be playing catch up - not even being able to look at new players until well into the summer when most other clubs have done their business. Have a feeling that whatever transpires over the next few days next season is all about survival now.

Sorry, but I was hoping for something more positive on my return to work.
I go away for the weekend and log in expecting to find Potch has agreed a new 5 year deal with a decision to not sell Luke and Adam, and instead ..... meltdown. Like many I feel we're seeing the same old Saints, a club who've been masquerading as a potential top 6 club this season but underneath are perhaps still a good provincial club who will always be a Premier League gap filler with a great academy that will simply be there to help make ends meet and enable us to act as a feeder club to the big boys. Depressing - better not to have dreamed at all than to have done so and failed. For all his faults I think many of us can't help but feel that had NC still been here we wouldn't be in this situation. He has recently said precisely that, and I for one would have to agree. So where do we go from here? Assuming Hodgson means what he says about no agents etc then no decision can be made on them and perhaps other World Cup players until after the tournament. But it's difficult to see our best players choosing to stay now that the plan and the dream seems to have evaporated. Could we re-start with a new plan and a different but just as good manager? Of course. We all thought that life did not exist beyond Adkins but how wrong we were then. The problem however is that we now have what is effectively a totally untried and unproven leadership, who in spite of promises to the contrary have done and said nothing to give even the slightest impression that they have a clear objective and the drive to obtain it. I think that this week will show us where we're going as a club. On one hand we're more than a manager and a couple of star players, but yet again it appears we're going to be playing catch up - not even being able to look at new players until well into the summer when most other clubs have done their business. Have a feeling that whatever transpires over the next few days next season is all about survival now. Sorry, but I was hoping for something more positive on my return to work. saint christopher
  • Score: 10

8:20am Tue 27 May 14

hagbourneutd says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
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....
Totally agree yakin would be the perfect fit, surely he would only quit if he knew he had a job to go and theres not many jobs available around europe at the present, but still hoping poch goin isn't a done deal.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: 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]Totally agree yakin would be the perfect fit, surely he would only quit if he knew he had a job to go and theres not many jobs available around europe at the present, but still hoping poch goin isn't a done deal. hagbourneutd
  • Score: 9

8:25am Tue 27 May 14

damoose says...

Hes Argentinian ffs,when they say ``I`ll talk to you later about this``.....translati
on ``I`m off if a better offer comes along`` ..
they are also in love with Spurs because of Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles
Hes Argentinian ffs,when they say ``I`ll talk to you later about this``.....translati on ``I`m off if a better offer comes along`` .. they are also in love with Spurs because of Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles damoose
  • Score: 6

8:27am Tue 27 May 14

saint Compo says...

If Pochettino turns Judas, we need a new manager with enough status to inspire our key players to stay. The Wally with the Brolly has been mentioned as a leading candidate by the BBC this morning. I hope his is just another stupid rumour!

COYR
If Pochettino turns Judas, we need a new manager with enough status to inspire our key players to stay. The Wally with the Brolly has been mentioned as a leading candidate by the BBC this morning. I hope his is just another stupid rumour! COYR saint Compo
  • Score: 5

8:32am Tue 27 May 14

zambucco says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
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 post, very sensible, I applaud our board for keeping internal dealings private.

Bring Yakin in, Pochettino isn't a messiah, it's not a meltdown, it's progress
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: 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]Good post, very sensible, I applaud our board for keeping internal dealings private. Bring Yakin in, Pochettino isn't a messiah, it's not a meltdown, it's progress zambucco
  • Score: 13

8:34am Tue 27 May 14

lowe esteem says...

torbay george wrote:
If all of this speculation actually happens, then it just confirms that we are a "Norwich City" and not an "Everton". I think we all feel secretly that we have been punching above our weight and now the realism is hitting home. I love my club but you all have to see we are just a great provincial club with very little clout in this day and age of massive finance. Certainly we earned £79m this year but in an age when an average player costs £20m it puts things in perspective doesn't it?
I know what you're trying to say, but perspective, please...we are Southampton, we will continue to make news, pull up trees, produce and employ some of the most exiting players ever...do you know that Norwich rightly consider Mike Channon one of their 'legends' yet he was past his best while at Carrow Road and is ours but still one of 'that number' of many Great Saints.
Loyalty is a two-way street, and with or without Poch, life goes on, it just gives 'Us' something to prove, and further reason to dislike Spuds. FFS, they've been trying very hard to to be our least favourite club for many years now.
Saints Forever!
[quote][p][bold]torbay george[/bold] wrote: If all of this speculation actually happens, then it just confirms that we are a "Norwich City" and not an "Everton". I think we all feel secretly that we have been punching above our weight and now the realism is hitting home. I love my club but you all have to see we are just a great provincial club with very little clout in this day and age of massive finance. Certainly we earned £79m this year but in an age when an average player costs £20m it puts things in perspective doesn't it?[/p][/quote]I know what you're trying to say, but perspective, please...we are Southampton, we will continue to make news, pull up trees, produce and employ some of the most exiting players ever...do you know that Norwich rightly consider Mike Channon one of their 'legends' yet he was past his best while at Carrow Road and is ours but still one of 'that number' of many Great Saints. Loyalty is a two-way street, and with or without Poch, life goes on, it just gives 'Us' something to prove, and further reason to dislike Spuds. FFS, they've been trying very hard to to be our least favourite club for many years now. Saints Forever! lowe esteem
  • Score: 3

8:34am Tue 27 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here.
One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt.
Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though.
FOADP
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here. One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt. Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though. FOADP J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

8:35am Tue 27 May 14

deepheat says...

Mauricio Pochettino inherited a team put together by other managers and the very best of our academy players. 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..

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.
Mauricio Pochettino inherited a team put together by other managers and the very best of our academy players. 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.. 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: 4

8:37am Tue 27 May 14

andy newbury says...

afraid to say I think it all went pear shaped when nichole cortese left the club as a person with his sort of drive is needed to keep the club structure together. I thought the idea of the academy was to develop and move the club foreword through the use of our youth players, at present it would appear (hope i am wrong) the club is about to be torn apart by the so called bigger clubs. I have and still am and always will be an avid saints fan but at the last game i felt sad as i left the ground as i new in my heart we would be back to struggling again to stay where we are at present, to me it showed in some of the players body language as they walked around the pitch. As a saints fan i am used to the up,s and downs of football and all we can do at the moment is hope it does,nt get as bad as the media are making it for all us saints fans. Lastly A big thank you to the leibherr family for supporting the saints in getting us to where we are at present. Wish the season started next week with everything resolved but it,s not so will have to wait and trust in the powers that be at present to sort out what,s best for the club.The wife and i will be there next season as usual cheering the team on , as will many thousands of saints fans so a big please to the board give us plenty to cheer about !!!!!!!!!!!
afraid to say I think it all went pear shaped when nichole cortese left the club as a person with his sort of drive is needed to keep the club structure together. I thought the idea of the academy was to develop and move the club foreword through the use of our youth players, at present it would appear (hope i am wrong) the club is about to be torn apart by the so called bigger clubs. I have and still am and always will be an avid saints fan but at the last game i felt sad as i left the ground as i new in my heart we would be back to struggling again to stay where we are at present, to me it showed in some of the players body language as they walked around the pitch. As a saints fan i am used to the up,s and downs of football and all we can do at the moment is hope it does,nt get as bad as the media are making it for all us saints fans. Lastly A big thank you to the leibherr family for supporting the saints in getting us to where we are at present. Wish the season started next week with everything resolved but it,s not so will have to wait and trust in the powers that be at present to sort out what,s best for the club.The wife and i will be there next season as usual cheering the team on , as will many thousands of saints fans so a big please to the board give us plenty to cheer about !!!!!!!!!!! andy newbury
  • Score: 5

8:38am Tue 27 May 14

Skelly2525 says...

pitbull wrote:
Is it possible that Levy saw Saints as a potential top 4 finish next season which would have made Spurs job a little bit more difficult.

I'm also wondering if Pochettino would be regarded as a hero if he decided to stay at Saints or has all this hype has turned supporters against him.

I'll make my mind up when I hear an official statement from the club.
Once again it seems that Levy has stabbed us - Hoddle and Bale - let's hope it all falls flat.

One thing the board need to put in place is a transfer block on sales to Spurs in the contract that allows MP to go otherwise he will be back and we will lose a few - we are not their feeder club...or Liverpool's.

It's time to now come out and tell us what's happening or there will be a backlash.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: Is it possible that Levy saw Saints as a potential top 4 finish next season which would have made Spurs job a little bit more difficult. I'm also wondering if Pochettino would be regarded as a hero if he decided to stay at Saints or has all this hype has turned supporters against him. I'll make my mind up when I hear an official statement from the club.[/p][/quote]Once again it seems that Levy has stabbed us - Hoddle and Bale - let's hope it all falls flat. One thing the board need to put in place is a transfer block on sales to Spurs in the contract that allows MP to go otherwise he will be back and we will lose a few - we are not their feeder club...or Liverpool's. It's time to now come out and tell us what's happening or there will be a backlash. Skelly2525
  • Score: 6

8:40am Tue 27 May 14

hagbourneutd says...

Glad to see some more positive post's at last, if poch does go and it's still an if at this stage, that doesnt mean everything will fall apart if the board get the right replacement in there's nothing to say they he won't improve on the job poch is already doin.
Glad to see some more positive post's at last, if poch does go and it's still an if at this stage, that doesnt mean everything will fall apart if the board get the right replacement in there's nothing to say they he won't improve on the job poch is already doin. hagbourneutd
  • Score: 6

8:42am Tue 27 May 14

adscm says...

Block 42 wrote:
if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom..
frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips.
Michael laudrup was hated by his piers.
rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad.
so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.
Quite agree. We need a manager that has some credibility and pulling power among European players for transfer purposes and I don't think Lennon, Mackay and Sherwood would have this.
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom.. frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips. Michael laudrup was hated by his piers. rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad. so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.[/p][/quote]Quite agree. We need a manager that has some credibility and pulling power among European players for transfer purposes and I don't think Lennon, Mackay and Sherwood would have this. adscm
  • Score: 4

8:43am Tue 27 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
i read somwhere he is on holiday...and that is probably quite likely really...he wont go anywhere and neither will any of the players...not for another season anyway!
Agreed,it is still all only press speculation at the moment,all "coulds" and"understoods",and question marks at the ends of sentences.
Even that picture purporting to be Pochettino at the Spurs training ground,looked suspiciously like an airport security barrier.
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: i read somwhere he is on holiday...and that is probably quite likely really...he wont go anywhere and neither will any of the players...not for another season anyway![/p][/quote]Agreed,it is still all only press speculation at the moment,all "coulds" and"understoods",and question marks at the ends of sentences. Even that picture purporting to be Pochettino at the Spurs training ground,looked suspiciously like an airport security barrier. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

8:48am Tue 27 May 14

rambo5 says...

mo po you go to the yids then you will be out of a job within 6 months so go now and dont look back we dont want anymore judas within our club,the likes of you disgust me,NO ONE IS BIGGER THAN THE SAINTS DO ONE
mo po you go to the yids then you will be out of a job within 6 months so go now and dont look back we dont want anymore judas within our club,the likes of you disgust me,NO ONE IS BIGGER THAN THE SAINTS DO ONE rambo5
  • Score: 0

8:50am Tue 27 May 14

flower49 says...

We have a windfall of money and yet we are not offering the 3-5 million offered by Spurs, watch our club fall apart before our eyes, bye MP, bye Lallana, bye Fonte, bye Shaw, bye sacked Jason Dodd and youth team coach, is anybody left?
We have a windfall of money and yet we are not offering the 3-5 million offered by Spurs, watch our club fall apart before our eyes, bye MP, bye Lallana, bye Fonte, bye Shaw, bye sacked Jason Dodd and youth team coach, is anybody left? flower49
  • Score: -3

8:52am Tue 27 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Shteve McClarens inb-red army.
Shteve McClarens inb-red army. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 1

8:56am Tue 27 May 14

Malcombe says...

Has anyone thought that Cortese sowed the seed for MoPo to go to Spurs after AVB was sacked? MoPo did say if Nicola left he would have to consider his position as Nicola sold him the ideas for the Club.
We do not how injured Cortese was when he left and if he can be vindictive. We do not know MoPo is going to leave until it's officially announced but the Players may of known for some time what the future is for MoPo, most of them said to the press and media they wanted him to stay and that could of been an indication they knew, they would all have his Telephone number and be in contact and possibly pleaded with him to stay and continue, they will have access to the News and Internet to know all the latest, for all we know Levy and his cronies may of already interviewed MoPo either at Levy's home or MoPo's .

Whatever the outcome we all want to know the future so that everything can move on and Southampton FC can continue the direction of onwards and upwards, if MoPo leaves it will prove I am not a very good judge of character after all the nice things I've imagined about MoPo and commented in the Echo but we all make mistakes, I sincerely hope I haven't
Has anyone thought that Cortese sowed the seed for MoPo to go to Spurs after AVB was sacked? MoPo did say if Nicola left he would have to consider his position as Nicola sold him the ideas for the Club. We do not how injured Cortese was when he left and if he can be vindictive. We do not know MoPo is going to leave until it's officially announced but the Players may of known for some time what the future is for MoPo, most of them said to the press and media they wanted him to stay and that could of been an indication they knew, they would all have his Telephone number and be in contact and possibly pleaded with him to stay and continue, they will have access to the News and Internet to know all the latest, for all we know Levy and his cronies may of already interviewed MoPo either at Levy's home or MoPo's . Whatever the outcome we all want to know the future so that everything can move on and Southampton FC can continue the direction of onwards and upwards, if MoPo leaves it will prove I am not a very good judge of character after all the nice things I've imagined about MoPo and commented in the Echo but we all make mistakes, I sincerely hope I haven't Malcombe
  • Score: 0

8:58am Tue 27 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
Thats not fair.... they did win the paint-pot trophy.!!!
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]Thats not fair.... they did win the paint-pot trophy.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: -1

8:58am Tue 27 May 14

costa gaz says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
nervousbumskin420 wrote:
i read somwhere he is on holiday...and that is probably quite likely really...he wont go anywhere and neither will any of the players...not for another season anyway!
Agreed,it is still all only press speculation at the moment,all "coulds" and"understoods",and question marks at the ends of sentences.
Even that picture purporting to be Pochettino at the Spurs training ground,looked suspiciously like an airport security barrier.
4th St, the press are fed by the parasitic agents who now control our game.

They are the ones who leak stories, to the media in order to manipulate moves for their clients.
.
The story regarding Steve McClaren has probably been started by Steve and his agent, trying to get him back into the big time, with McClaren retaining his dignity by remaining silent.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: i read somwhere he is on holiday...and that is probably quite likely really...he wont go anywhere and neither will any of the players...not for another season anyway![/p][/quote]Agreed,it is still all only press speculation at the moment,all "coulds" and"understoods",and question marks at the ends of sentences. Even that picture purporting to be Pochettino at the Spurs training ground,looked suspiciously like an airport security barrier.[/p][/quote]4th St, the press are fed by the parasitic agents who now control our game. They are the ones who leak stories, to the media in order to manipulate moves for their clients. . The story regarding Steve McClaren has probably been started by Steve and his agent, trying to get him back into the big time, with McClaren retaining his dignity by remaining silent. costa gaz
  • Score: 1

9:02am Tue 27 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Shteve McClarens inb-red army.
Fish fiddler
FOADP
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Shteve McClarens inb-red army.[/p][/quote]Fish fiddler FOADP J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

9:10am Tue 27 May 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

Let's be honest, we don't really know what's happening other than the press and our own speculation...the latter probably better informed than the former. When whatever happens, happens, we will be fully informed.

To be blunt, what will be, will be.....just ride the crazy waves....at the end of the day I am Southampton 'til I die!
Let's be honest, we don't really know what's happening other than the press and our own speculation...the latter probably better informed than the former. When whatever happens, happens, we will be fully informed. To be blunt, what will be, will be.....just ride the crazy waves....at the end of the day I am Southampton 'til I die! SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 5

9:13am Tue 27 May 14

jls217 says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
There is only one person who can stop Pochettino leaving and that is Nicola.

Kat has a choice of building bridges with him or M E L T D O W N with lots of players leaving.

And the only rumour I have is that Ralph is/was in Canada talking to the ex usa boss (from the last wc)..... Totally underwhelmed.
Wrong - there is only one person who can stop Pochettino leaving and that's the man himself.

If he feels moving is right for him then let him go with our best wishes for the future. There will be no coming back for him though.
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: There is only one person who can stop Pochettino leaving and that is Nicola. Kat has a choice of building bridges with him or M E L T D O W N with lots of players leaving. And the only rumour I have is that Ralph is/was in Canada talking to the ex usa boss (from the last wc)..... Totally underwhelmed.[/p][/quote]Wrong - there is only one person who can stop Pochettino leaving and that's the man himself. If he feels moving is right for him then let him go with our best wishes for the future. There will be no coming back for him though. jls217
  • Score: 2

9:18am Tue 27 May 14

Deano157 says...

Some people on here are absolutely delusional. I am a saints fan but some people say spurs are not a step up- of course they are, played champions league, two top 4 finishes in last few years, spend big money. And those thinking we could get de boer or Benitez are living in cloud cuckoo land. The same people who we're saying shaw and lallana would stay. As I say I am and always will be a saints fan but sometimes people just need to be realistic, we are not a massive club..... Yet
Some people on here are absolutely delusional. I am a saints fan but some people say spurs are not a step up- of course they are, played champions league, two top 4 finishes in last few years, spend big money. And those thinking we could get de boer or Benitez are living in cloud cuckoo land. The same people who we're saying shaw and lallana would stay. As I say I am and always will be a saints fan but sometimes people just need to be realistic, we are not a massive club..... Yet Deano157
  • Score: 4

9:21am Tue 27 May 14

jls217 says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
What a very silly response to something that has not happened yet.

You and I have absolutely no idea if there is a lack of ambition anywhere in the club, if you have an inside source then by all means let's hear what they've told you. Maybe you're just caught up in the drama of it all and becoming illogical?

If he decides to go it will be because he wants to and he feels he has a better offer elsewhere. Only he can decide that - not you, me, the board, the programme sellers - nobody but him. Likewise the players.

If he and they decide to go we will merely replace them. It would not be my ideal choice of how to solve the problem as I would wish all of them to remain to carry on what has been started but life has a nasty knack of kicking you in the teeth when all starts to go well. Saints FC will still be there the day after his train pulls out - not a bid deal really merely a little disappointing. So curb your emotions, calm down and think it through. There's a seat for you at St Mary's if you wish - now it's you who has to make the decision to leave or stay!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition[/p][/quote]What a very silly response to something that has not happened yet. You and I have absolutely no idea if there is a lack of ambition anywhere in the club, if you have an inside source then by all means let's hear what they've told you. Maybe you're just caught up in the drama of it all and becoming illogical? If he decides to go it will be because he wants to and he feels he has a better offer elsewhere. Only he can decide that - not you, me, the board, the programme sellers - nobody but him. Likewise the players. If he and they decide to go we will merely replace them. It would not be my ideal choice of how to solve the problem as I would wish all of them to remain to carry on what has been started but life has a nasty knack of kicking you in the teeth when all starts to go well. Saints FC will still be there the day after his train pulls out - not a bid deal really merely a little disappointing. So curb your emotions, calm down and think it through. There's a seat for you at St Mary's if you wish - now it's you who has to make the decision to leave or stay! jls217
  • Score: 3

9:21am Tue 27 May 14

Wembley76 says...

'The King is dead...Long Live the King'...time for a change.....why is there no speculation around Moyes...needs to prove a point...and has excellent results with 'developing' players on a 'tight budget...I would not be dissatisfied if we could match Everton's performance over the last decade...Mackay is unproven in the Prem league (I was at Cardiff on Boxing Day..not impressed)'...and Sherwood would be an exciting 'loose cannon'....v unpredictable...McCl
aren has also proved himself across Europe and was desperately unlucky not to take Derby into the prem...Benitez...wou
ld be good...but would he really leave Napoli??
'The King is dead...Long Live the King'...time for a change.....why is there no speculation around Moyes...needs to prove a point...and has excellent results with 'developing' players on a 'tight budget...I would not be dissatisfied if we could match Everton's performance over the last decade...Mackay is unproven in the Prem league (I was at Cardiff on Boxing Day..not impressed)'...and Sherwood would be an exciting 'loose cannon'....v unpredictable...McCl aren has also proved himself across Europe and was desperately unlucky not to take Derby into the prem...Benitez...wou ld be good...but would he really leave Napoli?? Wembley76
  • Score: 1

9:23am Tue 27 May 14

long memory says...

If Poch goes to hot spuds,maybe the board are insisting that Levy purchases Osvaldo for £ 13 million,surely Poch would be in favour, considering it was he that thought Dani was such a great buy.
If Poch goes to hot spuds,maybe the board are insisting that Levy purchases Osvaldo for £ 13 million,surely Poch would be in favour, considering it was he that thought Dani was such a great buy. long memory
  • Score: 3

9:24am Tue 27 May 14

costa gaz says...

Deano157 wrote:
Some people on here are absolutely delusional. I am a saints fan but some people say spurs are not a step up- of course they are, played champions league, two top 4 finishes in last few years, spend big money. And those thinking we could get de boer or Benitez are living in cloud cuckoo land. The same people who we're saying shaw and lallana would stay. As I say I am and always will be a saints fan but sometimes people just need to be realistic, we are not a massive club..... Yet
In a nutshell
[quote][p][bold]Deano157[/bold] wrote: Some people on here are absolutely delusional. I am a saints fan but some people say spurs are not a step up- of course they are, played champions league, two top 4 finishes in last few years, spend big money. And those thinking we could get de boer or Benitez are living in cloud cuckoo land. The same people who we're saying shaw and lallana would stay. As I say I am and always will be a saints fan but sometimes people just need to be realistic, we are not a massive club..... Yet[/p][/quote]In a nutshell costa gaz
  • Score: 0

9:26am Tue 27 May 14

jls217 says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
K.L. & the board are NOT going to cut the investment in SFC . By letting M.P. Adam , Luke etc just walk without a PLAN .. We have trusted and BENEFITED so far since Marcus , so cant see a demise at St Mary s , Yes there will be CHANGES , but I am still POSITIVE its going to be for greater times . Not a fall into skate oblivion
The voice of calm reason - thank you Spike. Spot on. Saints FC will still be there the day after he gets on the train. We have talent, we have money and we have excellent facilities - we just start another dream with another man at the helm. Next season is going to be great.
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: K.L. & the board are NOT going to cut the investment in SFC . By letting M.P. Adam , Luke etc just walk without a PLAN .. We have trusted and BENEFITED so far since Marcus , so cant see a demise at St Mary s , Yes there will be CHANGES , but I am still POSITIVE its going to be for greater times . Not a fall into skate oblivion[/p][/quote]The voice of calm reason - thank you Spike. Spot on. Saints FC will still be there the day after he gets on the train. We have talent, we have money and we have excellent facilities - we just start another dream with another man at the helm. Next season is going to be great. jls217
  • Score: 4

9:29am Tue 27 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

Oscar Garcia ( Ex Brighton) was mentioned a few weeks ago?
If Pochettino is going then get him out of St Marys ASAP to enable the search for a new man to begin now and not let it rumble along for months as already stated by other posters.

I'm pretty sure Adam and Luke will definitely be off when he's gone. We could even see others follow suit which is a real shame.

Season ticket renewals have up to the end of the week which will be interesting. I wonder how many will be waiting to see what happens before they commit to another season as this will have an affect on season ticket sales if it's not sorted out quickly.

Another summer of if's, buts and maybe's for Saints fans as usual!

Could be worse....could be Skunts!

COYR FOADP
Oscar Garcia ( Ex Brighton) was mentioned a few weeks ago? If Pochettino is going then get him out of St Marys ASAP to enable the search for a new man to begin now and not let it rumble along for months as already stated by other posters. I'm pretty sure Adam and Luke will definitely be off when he's gone. We could even see others follow suit which is a real shame. Season ticket renewals have up to the end of the week which will be interesting. I wonder how many will be waiting to see what happens before they commit to another season as this will have an affect on season ticket sales if it's not sorted out quickly. Another summer of if's, buts and maybe's for Saints fans as usual! Could be worse....could be Skunts! COYR FOADP J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

9:29am Tue 27 May 14

jls217 says...

PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
But not in the same way yours has muppet.
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]But not in the same way yours has muppet. jls217
  • Score: 0

9:35am Tue 27 May 14

jls217 says...

No point speculating about ins and outs - nothing has happened yet. And when they do it's going to be a great opportunity for Saints no matter what the decisions are. Next season really is going to be the best yet.
No point speculating about ins and outs - nothing has happened yet. And when they do it's going to be a great opportunity for Saints no matter what the decisions are. Next season really is going to be the best yet. jls217
  • Score: 0

9:37am Tue 27 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Epsom Saint wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques.

Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club!
I think in the fullness of time you will find out that both Poch and Cortese left because of her lack of ambition. The consequences of which may be a break up of a once in a lifetime team.
[quote][p][bold]Epsom Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition[/p][/quote]I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques. Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club![/p][/quote]I think in the fullness of time you will find out that both Poch and Cortese left because of her lack of ambition. The consequences of which may be a break up of a once in a lifetime team. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

9:45am Tue 27 May 14

Jonny7oma says...

Pochettino was relatively unknown when he came here, now he's hot property. He's lost his element of surprise and if he does go to Spurs, he wont be able to allow his team to throw away winning positions like he has done this season for us. He'll be out by Christmas as others have said. I hope he stays but equally, I hope he improves as there is a lot of work still to be done by him (In my humble opinion of course). Sherwood did Saints twice and came from behind to do it so I'm struggling to see what is the basis for Spurs to wrench him away. But that's OK, if he goes, he goes and I don't believe the board have had a choice but then I don't know any more than any of you. I'd laugh if it all fell through because his translator said 'sod that for a game of soldiers Mauricio me old ****, I'm not going anywhere'.

This does appear to be our role in life, to bring on the up and coming and then have them whisked away on the whim of some Bully with too much money. And I'm getting sick to bloody death of it.
Pochettino was relatively unknown when he came here, now he's hot property. He's lost his element of surprise and if he does go to Spurs, he wont be able to allow his team to throw away winning positions like he has done this season for us. He'll be out by Christmas as others have said. I hope he stays but equally, I hope he improves as there is a lot of work still to be done by him (In my humble opinion of course). Sherwood did Saints twice and came from behind to do it so I'm struggling to see what is the basis for Spurs to wrench him away. But that's OK, if he goes, he goes and I don't believe the board have had a choice but then I don't know any more than any of you. I'd laugh if it all fell through because his translator said 'sod that for a game of soldiers Mauricio me old ****, I'm not going anywhere'. This does appear to be our role in life, to bring on the up and coming and then have them whisked away on the whim of some Bully with too much money. And I'm getting sick to bloody death of it. Jonny7oma
  • Score: 2

9:49am Tue 27 May 14

Wembley76 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Deano157 wrote:
Some people on here are absolutely delusional. I am a saints fan but some people say spurs are not a step up- of course they are, played champions league, two top 4 finishes in last few years, spend big money. And those thinking we could get de boer or Benitez are living in cloud cuckoo land. The same people who we're saying shaw and lallana would stay. As I say I am and always will be a saints fan but sometimes people just need to be realistic, we are not a massive club..... Yet
In a nutshell
Well said....let's be calm and realistic...and be v satisfied with the incredible progress made over the past few seasons....and let's appoint wisely, and start the 'rebuild'....talk of not buying a season ticket is absurd...next season will be again enthralling and enjoyable...it always is with Saints..even in the tough times....we can look forward to a new man at the helm and some good use of the transfer proceeds....:) We have been here before and survived, so we will surivive and grow again...our name is not Portsmouth!!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deano157[/bold] wrote: Some people on here are absolutely delusional. I am a saints fan but some people say spurs are not a step up- of course they are, played champions league, two top 4 finishes in last few years, spend big money. And those thinking we could get de boer or Benitez are living in cloud cuckoo land. The same people who we're saying shaw and lallana would stay. As I say I am and always will be a saints fan but sometimes people just need to be realistic, we are not a massive club..... Yet[/p][/quote]In a nutshell[/p][/quote]Well said....let's be calm and realistic...and be v satisfied with the incredible progress made over the past few seasons....and let's appoint wisely, and start the 'rebuild'....talk of not buying a season ticket is absurd...next season will be again enthralling and enjoyable...it always is with Saints..even in the tough times....we can look forward to a new man at the helm and some good use of the transfer proceeds....:) We have been here before and survived, so we will surivive and grow again...our name is not Portsmouth!! Wembley76
  • Score: 0

9:53am Tue 27 May 14

PTID1898 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here.
One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt.
Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though.
FOADP
Rattled!!!!!!!!! You don't like it when your club is in trouble do you, now the shoe is on the other foot lets see how much you support your club through this, you didn't even want to save your club the last time as the tickets for the game to raise money was called off due to lack of interest. We saved our club because we care, we are on the up you are crumbling fans threatening not to renew their tickets just shows you have no fans ,no ambition you think that you will survive just because you think you have this so called amazing academy and ground well that counts for nothing and when nobody buys your club she will strip everything to get her money back but we will not cross paths again as you fall leagues we will rise above you once again in our rightful place in the championship, as merson said on skysports news when we thrashed you in the cup in your own backyard THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP.

PLAY UP POMPEY!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here. One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt. Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though. FOADP[/p][/quote]Rattled!!!!!!!!! You don't like it when your club is in trouble do you, now the shoe is on the other foot lets see how much you support your club through this, you didn't even want to save your club the last time as the tickets for the game to raise money was called off due to lack of interest. We saved our club because we care, we are on the up you are crumbling fans threatening not to renew their tickets just shows you have no fans ,no ambition you think that you will survive just because you think you have this so called amazing academy and ground well that counts for nothing and when nobody buys your club she will strip everything to get her money back but we will not cross paths again as you fall leagues we will rise above you once again in our rightful place in the championship, as merson said on skysports news when we thrashed you in the cup in your own backyard THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP. PLAY UP POMPEY!!!!!!!!! PTID1898
  • Score: -6

9:56am Tue 27 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

jls217 wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
But not in the same way yours has muppet.
Agree. He is a scrawny little vulture who sees himself as a soaring eagle when in truth he was never more that a carrion picking starling.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]But not in the same way yours has muppet.[/p][/quote]Agree. He is a scrawny little vulture who sees himself as a soaring eagle when in truth he was never more that a carrion picking starling. DisplacedFan
  • Score: -2

9:58am Tue 27 May 14

Shirley Mutant says...

Why would MPo leave a club where he is obviously loved to another club that, to be fair, wouldn't care if he lived or died?

If MPo liked Coertese so much what's he going to think about Levy? The man is a joke. I see the pained expressions on Spurs fans when Levy's name is mentioned.

No obvious contender for the Saints job. Moyes?
Why would MPo leave a club where he is obviously loved to another club that, to be fair, wouldn't care if he lived or died? If MPo liked Coertese so much what's he going to think about Levy? The man is a joke. I see the pained expressions on Spurs fans when Levy's name is mentioned. No obvious contender for the Saints job. Moyes? Shirley Mutant
  • Score: 1

10:11am Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
So does being linked with Poyet mean we're considering him? To be honest, I think the people we are being linked with is a joke, or at least I hope so.

Dan Petrescu's name being high on the list gives it away as being a very lazy punt from the bookies, and Di Matteo. Weird.

We spend a season pushing ourselves towards the elite and end up being linked with a set of D-list managers.

And, as for Poyet, bar the fact that we don't want him, why would he be looking to leave Sunderland anyway?

It's going to be a tricky situation for the board though - do they take another punt on a European-style team or go for something more tried and tested?

I'd like to see us stick with the style we have now, but the failure of other clubs to emulate our success with that model (Mel and the Fulham manager for instance) shows just how risky that is.

Also, if we do lose key members of the playing staff, there is a real danger we could have a very poor start to the season if the mood at St Mary's isn't right.

It's going to have to be a pretty spectacular appointment to keep the players and the fans happy this time.


One other point. I'm livid too if this is the case, but lack of ambition is not necessarily the problem. Spurs could well just be offering a financial package we simply cannot afford to pay. I do agree they've been naive in letting him get to the end of the season before discussing terms - that was the big mistake.

It's important that, while looking forward and trying to better ourselves, we don't forget where we've come from over the past five years.

We have just finished our second season in the Premier League - one where traditionally teams consolidate and just try to hang in there.

And, while you can say Nicola Cortese was ambitious and 'it wouldn't have happened under Cortese' - yeah, probably not, because he wasn't quite as worried about spending Katherina's money as she is.

Let's not forget - he didn't have a problem spending HER money or selling players and managers dreams of the top three on HER money. If he comes back with his own investment, great, but until then let's at least give her some respect.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition[/p][/quote]So does being linked with Poyet mean we're considering him? To be honest, I think the people we are being linked with is a joke, or at least I hope so. Dan Petrescu's name being high on the list gives it away as being a very lazy punt from the bookies, and Di Matteo. Weird. We spend a season pushing ourselves towards the elite and end up being linked with a set of D-list managers. And, as for Poyet, bar the fact that we don't want him, why would he be looking to leave Sunderland anyway? It's going to be a tricky situation for the board though - do they take another punt on a European-style team or go for something more tried and tested? I'd like to see us stick with the style we have now, but the failure of other clubs to emulate our success with that model (Mel and the Fulham manager for instance) shows just how risky that is. Also, if we do lose key members of the playing staff, there is a real danger we could have a very poor start to the season if the mood at St Mary's isn't right. It's going to have to be a pretty spectacular appointment to keep the players and the fans happy this time. One other point. I'm livid too if this is the case, but lack of ambition is not necessarily the problem. Spurs could well just be offering a financial package we simply cannot afford to pay. I do agree they've been naive in letting him get to the end of the season before discussing terms - that was the big mistake. It's important that, while looking forward and trying to better ourselves, we don't forget where we've come from over the past five years. We have just finished our second season in the Premier League - one where traditionally teams consolidate and just try to hang in there. And, while you can say Nicola Cortese was ambitious and 'it wouldn't have happened under Cortese' - yeah, probably not, because he wasn't quite as worried about spending Katherina's money as she is. Let's not forget - he didn't have a problem spending HER money or selling players and managers dreams of the top three on HER money. If he comes back with his own investment, great, but until then let's at least give her some respect. SaintJD
  • Score: 4

10:20am Tue 27 May 14

Dubai-saints89 says...

to be honest if he goes he can be replaced and we can find a much better replacement. as long as the manager comes in and does everything the Southampton way then we wont have too worry.
to be honest if he goes he can be replaced and we can find a much better replacement. as long as the manager comes in and does everything the Southampton way then we wont have too worry. Dubai-saints89
  • Score: 1

10:22am Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Epsom Saint wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques.

Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club!
I think in the fullness of time you will find out that both Poch and Cortese left because of her lack of ambition. The consequences of which may be a break up of a once in a lifetime team.
... that she and her family built for us.

When her family took over this club we were at the foot of League 1, we are now in the top 10 of the Premier League. That's quite ambitious would you not say?

Now, sure, she might not share Cortese or Poch's ambition to break into the top three by putting them on multi-million pound salaries she's bankrolling herself and ploughing irresponsible amounts of money into team building, but it wasn't and never has been their money to spend.

We don't know the facts of what was offered, but I imagine KL is quite happy to put in a very substantial amount of money into our squad development, just not money that puts us in the red.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Epsom Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition[/p][/quote]I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques. Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club![/p][/quote]I think in the fullness of time you will find out that both Poch and Cortese left because of her lack of ambition. The consequences of which may be a break up of a once in a lifetime team.[/p][/quote]... that she and her family built for us. When her family took over this club we were at the foot of League 1, we are now in the top 10 of the Premier League. That's quite ambitious would you not say? Now, sure, she might not share Cortese or Poch's ambition to break into the top three by putting them on multi-million pound salaries she's bankrolling herself and ploughing irresponsible amounts of money into team building, but it wasn't and never has been their money to spend. We don't know the facts of what was offered, but I imagine KL is quite happy to put in a very substantial amount of money into our squad development, just not money that puts us in the red. SaintJD
  • Score: 5

10:27am Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

PTID1898 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here.
One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt.
Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though.
FOADP
Rattled!!!!!!!!! You don't like it when your club is in trouble do you, now the shoe is on the other foot lets see how much you support your club through this, you didn't even want to save your club the last time as the tickets for the game to raise money was called off due to lack of interest. We saved our club because we care, we are on the up you are crumbling fans threatening not to renew their tickets just shows you have no fans ,no ambition you think that you will survive just because you think you have this so called amazing academy and ground well that counts for nothing and when nobody buys your club she will strip everything to get her money back but we will not cross paths again as you fall leagues we will rise above you once again in our rightful place in the championship, as merson said on skysports news when we thrashed you in the cup in your own backyard THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP.

PLAY UP POMPEY!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, thanks for sharing Merson's ironic comment - excellent. It's particularly amusing that you clearly didn't see the irony when you wrote it. He, he, he. That's cheered me up no end, thanks for sharing.
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here. One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt. Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though. FOADP[/p][/quote]Rattled!!!!!!!!! You don't like it when your club is in trouble do you, now the shoe is on the other foot lets see how much you support your club through this, you didn't even want to save your club the last time as the tickets for the game to raise money was called off due to lack of interest. We saved our club because we care, we are on the up you are crumbling fans threatening not to renew their tickets just shows you have no fans ,no ambition you think that you will survive just because you think you have this so called amazing academy and ground well that counts for nothing and when nobody buys your club she will strip everything to get her money back but we will not cross paths again as you fall leagues we will rise above you once again in our rightful place in the championship, as merson said on skysports news when we thrashed you in the cup in your own backyard THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP. PLAY UP POMPEY!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yeah, thanks for sharing Merson's ironic comment - excellent. It's particularly amusing that you clearly didn't see the irony when you wrote it. He, he, he. That's cheered me up no end, thanks for sharing. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

10:55am Tue 27 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

SaintJD wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here.
One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt.
Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though.
FOADP
Rattled!!!!!!!!! You don't like it when your club is in trouble do you, now the shoe is on the other foot lets see how much you support your club through this, you didn't even want to save your club the last time as the tickets for the game to raise money was called off due to lack of interest. We saved our club because we care, we are on the up you are crumbling fans threatening not to renew their tickets just shows you have no fans ,no ambition you think that you will survive just because you think you have this so called amazing academy and ground well that counts for nothing and when nobody buys your club she will strip everything to get her money back but we will not cross paths again as you fall leagues we will rise above you once again in our rightful place in the championship, as merson said on skysports news when we thrashed you in the cup in your own backyard THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP.

PLAY UP POMPEY!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, thanks for sharing Merson's ironic comment - excellent. It's particularly amusing that you clearly didn't see the irony when you wrote it. He, he, he. That's cheered me up no end, thanks for sharing.
Ssssssssssssssssssss
ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
hhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]You might get run over by a bus or contract a terminal illness.....who knows as I'm only predicting the future as you seem to do rather a lot on here. One thing's for sure is that you are an obnoxious c@nt. Hope my prediction is more accurate than yours though. FOADP[/p][/quote]Rattled!!!!!!!!! You don't like it when your club is in trouble do you, now the shoe is on the other foot lets see how much you support your club through this, you didn't even want to save your club the last time as the tickets for the game to raise money was called off due to lack of interest. We saved our club because we care, we are on the up you are crumbling fans threatening not to renew their tickets just shows you have no fans ,no ambition you think that you will survive just because you think you have this so called amazing academy and ground well that counts for nothing and when nobody buys your club she will strip everything to get her money back but we will not cross paths again as you fall leagues we will rise above you once again in our rightful place in the championship, as merson said on skysports news when we thrashed you in the cup in your own backyard THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP. PLAY UP POMPEY!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yeah, thanks for sharing Merson's ironic comment - excellent. It's particularly amusing that you clearly didn't see the irony when you wrote it. He, he, he. That's cheered me up no end, thanks for sharing.[/p][/quote]Ssssssssssssssssssss ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

11:04am Tue 27 May 14

itsnotjustice says...

i got this feeling we are going to end up with neil lennon..

im not sure how i feel about this.. all i know is when king adkins was sacked we were all in a panic... who was this bloke that we had never heared of, the club was going to be a laughing stock.... then we had a great season...... id rather take lennon over some of the other candidates... id feel more confident with NC picking a manager though, but thats not the case anymore and we HAVE to have faith in our board, after all, its not rupert lowe.

what ever happens , we will still be southampton , we will still all support and we will still be the biggest club in the south.
i got this feeling we are going to end up with neil lennon.. im not sure how i feel about this.. all i know is when king adkins was sacked we were all in a panic... who was this bloke that we had never heared of, the club was going to be a laughing stock.... then we had a great season...... id rather take lennon over some of the other candidates... id feel more confident with NC picking a manager though, but thats not the case anymore and we HAVE to have faith in our board, after all, its not rupert lowe. what ever happens , we will still be southampton , we will still all support and we will still be the biggest club in the south. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 0

11:06am Tue 27 May 14

flower49 says...

If Poch is greedy and wants money more than ambition and the dreams of our club moving forward, let him go, I for one didn't see this coming and thought it was all media, but David Moyes was a great manager for Everton and he can be for us, he has a point to prove, Man U was a past it team and he had no hope, with us we have a young team, maybe he can help us move forward, but I really hope Poch does stay, we will know he is as committed to the club as we thought.
If Poch is greedy and wants money more than ambition and the dreams of our club moving forward, let him go, I for one didn't see this coming and thought it was all media, but David Moyes was a great manager for Everton and he can be for us, he has a point to prove, Man U was a past it team and he had no hope, with us we have a young team, maybe he can help us move forward, but I really hope Poch does stay, we will know he is as committed to the club as we thought. flower49
  • Score: 4

11:23am Tue 27 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

Clarence seedorf looks to be available very soon according to sky sports- lets go for it - the guy has a lot of contacts, young, ambitious and 10x better than macclaren ! Thoughts?
Clarence seedorf looks to be available very soon according to sky sports- lets go for it - the guy has a lot of contacts, young, ambitious and 10x better than macclaren ! Thoughts? Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: -1

11:31am Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

flower49 wrote:
If Poch is greedy and wants money more than ambition and the dreams of our club moving forward, let him go, I for one didn't see this coming and thought it was all media, but David Moyes was a great manager for Everton and he can be for us, he has a point to prove, Man U was a past it team and he had no hope, with us we have a young team, maybe he can help us move forward, but I really hope Poch does stay, we will know he is as committed to the club as we thought.
Despite the style of football (which isn't actually that bad, just more direct and cautious than is fitting for Man Utd), he would be my choice too, because we have to send out a statement that we are firstly not preparing for a fire sale and/or going for a cheap option.

I think our job is well suited to him, because it is all about aiming high with healthy but not unlimited resources, but whether we can afford him is another thing entirely.

Other than him I think we'd have to look abroad to the likes of de Boer, the Basel manager etc, or to AVB (though I'm not a big fan).

That said, AVB, like Moyes, is more suited to a club of our size than the jobs he's previously held in England, and the structure is more suited also, because it is more top to bottom than at Spurs or Chelsea.
[quote][p][bold]flower49[/bold] wrote: If Poch is greedy and wants money more than ambition and the dreams of our club moving forward, let him go, I for one didn't see this coming and thought it was all media, but David Moyes was a great manager for Everton and he can be for us, he has a point to prove, Man U was a past it team and he had no hope, with us we have a young team, maybe he can help us move forward, but I really hope Poch does stay, we will know he is as committed to the club as we thought.[/p][/quote]Despite the style of football (which isn't actually that bad, just more direct and cautious than is fitting for Man Utd), he would be my choice too, because we have to send out a statement that we are firstly not preparing for a fire sale and/or going for a cheap option. I think our job is well suited to him, because it is all about aiming high with healthy but not unlimited resources, but whether we can afford him is another thing entirely. Other than him I think we'd have to look abroad to the likes of de Boer, the Basel manager etc, or to AVB (though I'm not a big fan). That said, AVB, like Moyes, is more suited to a club of our size than the jobs he's previously held in England, and the structure is more suited also, because it is more top to bottom than at Spurs or Chelsea. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

11:38am Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
Clarence seedorf looks to be available very soon according to sky sports- lets go for it - the guy has a lot of contacts, young, ambitious and 10x better than macclaren ! Thoughts?
Not based on any sort of managerial records he's not. I wouldn't want McClaren, but Seedorf would be a wild punt based on his playing career and image. Not for me. If the board are looking for a dirt cheap option disguised as an exciting appointment they may be interested, but not keen.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: Clarence seedorf looks to be available very soon according to sky sports- lets go for it - the guy has a lot of contacts, young, ambitious and 10x better than macclaren ! Thoughts?[/p][/quote]Not based on any sort of managerial records he's not. I wouldn't want McClaren, but Seedorf would be a wild punt based on his playing career and image. Not for me. If the board are looking for a dirt cheap option disguised as an exciting appointment they may be interested, but not keen. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

11:50am Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

Yakin has to be a firm favourite for the job surely? If we can persuade him to come. He has the Swiss link and could be excellent for us.

My only worry is the Les Reed and Steve McClaren England connection. It's a worry.

The fact that Dodd and Williams left last week is still interesting though - really does suggest to me that something is already in place and maybe, just maybe Yakin is that man.

He left Basel on 17 May.

If he was the guy to replace Poch, it may give us a chance of holding on to some of our top players.
Yakin has to be a firm favourite for the job surely? If we can persuade him to come. He has the Swiss link and could be excellent for us. My only worry is the Les Reed and Steve McClaren England connection. It's a worry. The fact that Dodd and Williams left last week is still interesting though - really does suggest to me that something is already in place and maybe, just maybe Yakin is that man. He left Basel on 17 May. If he was the guy to replace Poch, it may give us a chance of holding on to some of our top players. SaintJD
  • Score: 5

11:51am Tue 27 May 14

torbay george says...

Do you know who i feel sorry for right now. Nigel Adkins! sacked by a chairman who lasted one more year and usurped by a manager who was on the spanish dole queue and inherited Adkins team. That manager has now upped his reputation at our club 18 months after nobody wanted him. there is no real justice in the world.
Do you know who i feel sorry for right now. Nigel Adkins! sacked by a chairman who lasted one more year and usurped by a manager who was on the spanish dole queue and inherited Adkins team. That manager has now upped his reputation at our club 18 months after nobody wanted him. there is no real justice in the world. torbay george
  • Score: 5

12:07pm Tue 27 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

SaintJD wrote:
Yakin has to be a firm favourite for the job surely? If we can persuade him to come. He has the Swiss link and could be excellent for us.

My only worry is the Les Reed and Steve McClaren England connection. It's a worry.

The fact that Dodd and Williams left last week is still interesting though - really does suggest to me that something is already in place and maybe, just maybe Yakin is that man.

He left Basel on 17 May.

If he was the guy to replace Poch, it may give us a chance of holding on to some of our top players.
He would be a top appointment to any club. Of course, the important thing is to wait until there's a managerial vacancy at SMS before thinking about who would be next.

All will out soon enough.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Yakin has to be a firm favourite for the job surely? If we can persuade him to come. He has the Swiss link and could be excellent for us. My only worry is the Les Reed and Steve McClaren England connection. It's a worry. The fact that Dodd and Williams left last week is still interesting though - really does suggest to me that something is already in place and maybe, just maybe Yakin is that man. He left Basel on 17 May. If he was the guy to replace Poch, it may give us a chance of holding on to some of our top players.[/p][/quote]He would be a top appointment to any club. Of course, the important thing is to wait until there's a managerial vacancy at SMS before thinking about who would be next. All will out soon enough. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

12:16pm Tue 27 May 14

glisglis says...

david moyes he couldn't f*** up two clubs could he ?
david moyes he couldn't f*** up two clubs could he ? glisglis
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Tue 27 May 14

Saintcosser says...

Laudrup or Moyes for me.

Poch can you take your mate Osvaldo with you please?

Cheers
Laudrup or Moyes for me. Poch can you take your mate Osvaldo with you please? Cheers Saintcosser
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Tue 27 May 14

SaintJD says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Yakin has to be a firm favourite for the job surely? If we can persuade him to come. He has the Swiss link and could be excellent for us.

My only worry is the Les Reed and Steve McClaren England connection. It's a worry.

The fact that Dodd and Williams left last week is still interesting though - really does suggest to me that something is already in place and maybe, just maybe Yakin is that man.

He left Basel on 17 May.

If he was the guy to replace Poch, it may give us a chance of holding on to some of our top players.
He would be a top appointment to any club. Of course, the important thing is to wait until there's a managerial vacancy at SMS before thinking about who would be next.

All will out soon enough.
Indeed, let's hope we don't need him.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Yakin has to be a firm favourite for the job surely? If we can persuade him to come. He has the Swiss link and could be excellent for us. My only worry is the Les Reed and Steve McClaren England connection. It's a worry. The fact that Dodd and Williams left last week is still interesting though - really does suggest to me that something is already in place and maybe, just maybe Yakin is that man. He left Basel on 17 May. If he was the guy to replace Poch, it may give us a chance of holding on to some of our top players.[/p][/quote]He would be a top appointment to any club. Of course, the important thing is to wait until there's a managerial vacancy at SMS before thinking about who would be next. All will out soon enough.[/p][/quote]Indeed, let's hope we don't need him. SaintJD
  • Score: 0

12:36pm Tue 27 May 14

loosehead says...

MOPO came here installed a rigorous training program had them all running flat out.
We had a lot of youngsters so he could do it but look at Sunderland in came an Italian tried to install a hard training program & how long did he last?
Now look at Tottenham with experienced older players are they going to accept a rigid fitness program?
Will MOPO last until Christmas? Personally I think if he moves he's made a bad mistake as I do feel LLana,Shaw or Clyne would make if they move at this stage of their careers.
Playing for England playing for a team with a couple of additions could get into the top 4 of the league seems to be the way to go or maybe end up in a B team?
MOPO came here installed a rigorous training program had them all running flat out. We had a lot of youngsters so he could do it but look at Sunderland in came an Italian tried to install a hard training program & how long did he last? Now look at Tottenham with experienced older players are they going to accept a rigid fitness program? Will MOPO last until Christmas? Personally I think if he moves he's made a bad mistake as I do feel LLana,Shaw or Clyne would make if they move at this stage of their careers. Playing for England playing for a team with a couple of additions could get into the top 4 of the league seems to be the way to go or maybe end up in a B team? loosehead
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Tue 27 May 14

chippy mike says...

Pepe Mel would be my man to take over as he has the same vision of play as MOPO, i know he didn't make it at West Brom but he would be better than the rest on offer
Pepe Mel would be my man to take over as he has the same vision of play as MOPO, i know he didn't make it at West Brom but he would be better than the rest on offer chippy mike
  • Score: -5

2:33pm Tue 27 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

I'm with franny on the David moyes front, man utd players thought they were too big time to listen to him and it's there loss, our young side will listen and let him implement his ideas! Could be a real winning combination in my eyes! if 5 years ago somebody said you will be a top ten prem side with David moyes at the helm I would have been made up! Lets not get carried away n suggest we should have broken the bank to compete with the top 4-5 to keep mopo, baby steps, just need to get moyes in and give him a 5 year plan to reach the champions league spot!
I'm with franny on the David moyes front, man utd players thought they were too big time to listen to him and it's there loss, our young side will listen and let him implement his ideas! Could be a real winning combination in my eyes! if 5 years ago somebody said you will be a top ten prem side with David moyes at the helm I would have been made up! Lets not get carried away n suggest we should have broken the bank to compete with the top 4-5 to keep mopo, baby steps, just need to get moyes in and give him a 5 year plan to reach the champions league spot! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Tue 27 May 14

Normandy says...

The Saints board should insist MOPO comes as a package with Ozwaldo
for 17m, then we would have shot of two who do not want to be part of the South Coast top team ,
The Saints board should insist MOPO comes as a package with Ozwaldo for 17m, then we would have shot of two who do not want to be part of the South Coast top team , Normandy
  • Score: 1

3:08pm Tue 27 May 14

Scarborosaint says...

Michael Laudrop for me but let's not forget that we are not able to compete with top 6 clubs either with managers or players, not at present at least . Not sure that present board or Cortese could stop them poaching manager or players. We have been punching above our weight . Laudrop plays our sort of football and let's be honest when MP was given the job who had actually heard of him . As a long shot how about Paul Scholes great football brain , unproven but will have learnt loads from ferguson .
Michael Laudrop for me but let's not forget that we are not able to compete with top 6 clubs either with managers or players, not at present at least . Not sure that present board or Cortese could stop them poaching manager or players. We have been punching above our weight . Laudrop plays our sort of football and let's be honest when MP was given the job who had actually heard of him . As a long shot how about Paul Scholes great football brain , unproven but will have learnt loads from ferguson . Scarborosaint
  • Score: 4

3:09pm Tue 27 May 14

Normandy says...

The Saint board should insist MOPO comes as a package with the waste of money Ozwaldo for 17m .
Then we get in someone who wants to be here not just use Saints as a steping stone. He will regret this bad decision in a few months time, and North London for the South coast as well as a sideways move what a plonker.
The Saint board should insist MOPO comes as a package with the waste of money Ozwaldo for 17m . Then we get in someone who wants to be here not just use Saints as a steping stone. He will regret this bad decision in a few months time, and North London for the South coast as well as a sideways move what a plonker. Normandy
  • Score: 5

3:54pm Tue 27 May 14

JimmyLondon says...

I know that we have a policy of not commenting on speculation but this is ridiculous. The club must make a statement. If NC were in charge he would have said something to confirm or not confirm. I know managers leave and players too but we have heard nothing out the so called transparent board for around a month whilst we have had day after day of media speculation.
I have been patient and thought let’s give them time but this is pure amateur day at saints if you ask me.
I respect ML and may he rest in peace. I may be wrong but Krueger and Cat just do not sit right with me. Perhaps I am wrong but I get a nasty feeling that we are in for really stormy weather ahead.
The club must act and now.
I know that we have a policy of not commenting on speculation but this is ridiculous. The club must make a statement. If NC were in charge he would have said something to confirm or not confirm. I know managers leave and players too but we have heard nothing out the so called transparent board for around a month whilst we have had day after day of media speculation. I have been patient and thought let’s give them time but this is pure amateur day at saints if you ask me. I respect ML and may he rest in peace. I may be wrong but Krueger and Cat just do not sit right with me. Perhaps I am wrong but I get a nasty feeling that we are in for really stormy weather ahead. The club must act and now. JimmyLondon
  • Score: 3

4:02pm Tue 27 May 14

Normandy says...

Saintcosser wrote:
Laudrup or Moyes for me.

Poch can you take your mate Osvaldo with you please?

Cheers
Just read you comment but had said the same already later, they should have to pay for them both ,
[quote][p][bold]Saintcosser[/bold] wrote: Laudrup or Moyes for me. Poch can you take your mate Osvaldo with you please? Cheers[/p][/quote]Just read you comment but had said the same already later, they should have to pay for them both , Normandy
  • Score: 0

4:56pm Tue 27 May 14

sburman says...

There are Season tickets available at Eastleigh FC
There are Season tickets available at Eastleigh FC sburman
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Tue 27 May 14

isolated saint says...

New to this site as I reside abroad and only see my team of 50 years on TV. There are rumours over the weekend in Berne that MP and KL had a major falling out just before NC left. The new contract is not worth much more than he had. KL is planning a major clear out this summer after the world cup with everyone available. She will pocket a large percentage of the money and will then put the club up for sale. MP didn't like this so was told he could leave and no new manager will be installed until after the sale. Maybe this is why NC left so he could bid to buy but with no manager or players the club will be a lot cheaper than now.
New to this site as I reside abroad and only see my team of 50 years on TV. There are rumours over the weekend in Berne that MP and KL had a major falling out just before NC left. The new contract is not worth much more than he had. KL is planning a major clear out this summer after the world cup with everyone available. She will pocket a large percentage of the money and will then put the club up for sale. MP didn't like this so was told he could leave and no new manager will be installed until after the sale. Maybe this is why NC left so he could bid to buy but with no manager or players the club will be a lot cheaper than now. isolated saint
  • Score: -1

5:48pm Tue 27 May 14

Butt_the_nut says...

I am sick to death of hearing that poch is going to spurs. I've supported saints for 35 years and I for one will no longer be showing any interest in Saints if the board let him and our decent players go. After an amazing season building all of our hopes up that we are now a club that is going to push for the champions league we are left feeling like crazy again. I honestly feel the same way as I did when Rupert Lowe was in charge. As a club we have no ambitions at all and let's face it poch never helped matters last season in the fa cup. I've had enough of having the Mickey taken out of me by other fans because we can't get our act together. Unfortunately saints are never going to win anything with the attitude they have towards football. I'm sure I will get some fans have a go at me for this but I'll say this to you all. While you are all holding your heads in your hands because saints are struggling not to get relegated I will be off doing something a lot more constructive.with my time
I am sick to death of hearing that poch is going to spurs. I've supported saints for 35 years and I for one will no longer be showing any interest in Saints if the board let him and our decent players go. After an amazing season building all of our hopes up that we are now a club that is going to push for the champions league we are left feeling like crazy again. I honestly feel the same way as I did when Rupert Lowe was in charge. As a club we have no ambitions at all and let's face it poch never helped matters last season in the fa cup. I've had enough of having the Mickey taken out of me by other fans because we can't get our act together. Unfortunately saints are never going to win anything with the attitude they have towards football. I'm sure I will get some fans have a go at me for this but I'll say this to you all. While you are all holding your heads in your hands because saints are struggling not to get relegated I will be off doing something a lot more constructive.with my time Butt_the_nut
  • Score: -1

6:08pm Tue 27 May 14

Butt_the_nut says...

SaintJD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Epsom Saint wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition
I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques.

Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club!
I think in the fullness of time you will find out that both Poch and Cortese left because of her lack of ambition. The consequences of which may be a break up of a once in a lifetime team.
... that she and her family built for us.

When her family took over this club we were at the foot of League 1, we are now in the top 10 of the Premier League. That's quite ambitious would you not say?

Now, sure, she might not share Cortese or Poch's ambition to break into the top three by putting them on multi-million pound salaries she's bankrolling herself and ploughing irresponsible amounts of money into team building, but it wasn't and never has been their money to spend.

We don't know the facts of what was offered, but I imagine KL is quite happy to put in a very substantial amount of money into our squad development, just not money that puts us in the red.
I have to disagree. The ambition was there yes but where is it now??? We have done what they wanted and got back into the big time with the big pay offs and now look at us getting ready to sell our decent players for millions and let our manager go to leave us with nothing again. Ml may have had the ideas to get us in the champions league but Kl is out to make money and when she has exhausted all the profits she can she will be off. On Kl's part this is none other than a long drawn out profit making business deals
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Epsom Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: We are being linked with Gus Poyet... So thats it... KL has no desire at all to see us move forward, instead our squad will be decimated. For those of you want a decent manager, forget it. We will get a second rate manager with half the money we receive being given to spend on transfers. If we get Gus it will be spent on foreign players. THANK YOU KL, for ruining this club along with the clowns you have appointed. If you actually cared you would have sold us months ago. I WONT BE RENEWING MY SEASON TICKET. Absolutely livid with your lack of ambition[/p][/quote]I don't blame KL for this at all, in fact I am grateful to her for support. There's little that can be done when the vultures start circling with their big pay cheques. Let's move on and look forward to the next part of the journey - and support our football club![/p][/quote]I think in the fullness of time you will find out that both Poch and Cortese left because of her lack of ambition. The consequences of which may be a break up of a once in a lifetime team.[/p][/quote]... that she and her family built for us. When her family took over this club we were at the foot of League 1, we are now in the top 10 of the Premier League. That's quite ambitious would you not say? Now, sure, she might not share Cortese or Poch's ambition to break into the top three by putting them on multi-million pound salaries she's bankrolling herself and ploughing irresponsible amounts of money into team building, but it wasn't and never has been their money to spend. We don't know the facts of what was offered, but I imagine KL is quite happy to put in a very substantial amount of money into our squad development, just not money that puts us in the red.[/p][/quote]I have to disagree. The ambition was there yes but where is it now??? We have done what they wanted and got back into the big time with the big pay offs and now look at us getting ready to sell our decent players for millions and let our manager go to leave us with nothing again. Ml may have had the ideas to get us in the champions league but Kl is out to make money and when she has exhausted all the profits she can she will be off. On Kl's part this is none other than a long drawn out profit making business deals Butt_the_nut
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Tue 27 May 14

warrenelarge says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
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....
I am keeping my fingers crossed and remaining optimistic that this scenario plays out. If it does and if thy can execute this quickly they have an opportunity to move on. Murat Yakin would be a great appointment.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: 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]I am keeping my fingers crossed and remaining optimistic that this scenario plays out. If it does and if thy can execute this quickly they have an opportunity to move on. Murat Yakin would be a great appointment. warrenelarge
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Tue 27 May 14

martin van tuyl says...

Most of us knew this was a very real possibility in March. I hope our board have made regular checks on potential new managers and have shortlist? We need a manager who knows English football and one the players can look up to. If the board go for a cheap option, our star players will walk. Over to you board....
Most of us knew this was a very real possibility in March. I hope our board have made regular checks on potential new managers and have shortlist? We need a manager who knows English football and one the players can look up to. If the board go for a cheap option, our star players will walk. Over to you board.... martin van tuyl
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8:22pm Tue 27 May 14

Saintjock says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
Thats not fair.... they did win the paint-pot trophy.!!!
Something Pompey can only dream about....
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]Thats not fair.... they did win the paint-pot trophy.!!![/p][/quote]Something Pompey can only dream about.... Saintjock
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8:51pm Tue 27 May 14

saints4eva12 says...

Block 42 wrote:
if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom..
frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips.
Michael laudrup was hated by his piers.
rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad.
so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.
lets ask dave merrington hes red white through and through he loves the club
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: if saints go for malky lennon or tim sherwood it would be a massive lack of ambition and relegation will loom.. frank de boer is the obvioys choice on most fans lips. Michael laudrup was hated by his piers. rafa benitez has done well with an average napoli sauad. so for me its a stright race between de boer and benitez.[/p][/quote]lets ask dave merrington hes red white through and through he loves the club saints4eva12
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9:20pm Tue 27 May 14

2getheras1 says...

Sign Simone and keep the translator. I think he's the real brains behind it all
Sign Simone and keep the translator. I think he's the real brains behind it all 2getheras1
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9:24pm Tue 27 May 14

2getheras1 says...

Saintjock wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
PTID1898 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP.

If Poch was good - we need even better !!!
You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble

PUP
Thats not fair.... they did win the paint-pot trophy.!!!
Something Pompey can only dream about....
PTID; what a fitting acronym. Hurry up and just do it and put us all out of your misery.
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Need a Top European Manager who can take SAINTS to the next level - and also progress in the Cups to at leasr QF - SF - and a Wembley appearance with the aim of winning a CUP. If Poch was good - we need even better !!![/p][/quote]You won't ever win a trophy because you choke when you get the opportunity, that was evident enough when you threw away the championship title, and as for European football you will never get there either you will not get a top manager your players will go your club will be sold and your club will crumble PUP[/p][/quote]Thats not fair.... they did win the paint-pot trophy.!!![/p][/quote]Something Pompey can only dream about....[/p][/quote]PTID; what a fitting acronym. Hurry up and just do it and put us all out of your misery. 2getheras1
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12:18am Wed 28 May 14

deepheat says...

. 18 months to 2 years is getting to be normal for the life expectancy of a EPL manager now. Murat Yakin and Ronald Koeman seem to be neck and neck in the betting. If I was chairman of Saints I would go for a different style than MP. I would go all out for Rafa Benitez
. 18 months to 2 years is getting to be normal for the life expectancy of a EPL manager now. Murat Yakin and Ronald Koeman seem to be neck and neck in the betting. If I was chairman of Saints I would go for a different style than MP. I would go all out for Rafa Benitez deepheat
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