Ronald Koeman open to possibility of becoming next manager of Southampton

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman

Dutch legend Ronald Koeman would be open to becoming the new manager of Saints, the Daily Echo can reveal.

The 51-year-old is due to leave his position as head coach of Feyenoord this summer, and would be interested in replacing Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary’s.

Koeman’s agent told the Echo that no approach has been received from the club, but that the former Barcelona player would be keen to discuss the vacancy if Saints wished to talk with him.

“We haven’t been approached by anybody, but he would like to work in the Premier League,” said Guido Albers.

“From Ronald’s point of view, it would be amazing. I think it would be a very good success for the club, but also for the Premier League to get a coach like him.

“He is very technical, and very offensive. His team makes goals. They scored more than any other team in Holland this season.”

Koeman, who won 78 caps for the Netherlands during a glittering playing career, took the helm at Feyenoord in 2011, overseeing an upturn in fortunes at the club he once played for.

Having finished tenth in the Eredivisie the season before he arrived, Koeman led Feyenoord to second place in his first campaign – their best result in 11 years.

They then came third in 2012/13, before finishing as runners-up to Ajax this term.

Among others, Koeman has also had spells managing Ajax and PSV – two clubs he played for during his career – while he has also taken charge at Benfica and Valencia.

He was installed by bookmakers as one of the favourites to succeed Pochettino, after the Argentine resigned from Saints to join Spurs on Tuesday.

As chairman Ralph Krueger told the Echo this week, the club have already assembled a prospective list of potential candidates for the job.

This is due to be whittled down into a final shortlist over the coming days.

A number of names have already been linked, including ex-Basel coach Murat Yakin.

The former Swiss national player, 39, has also declared himself interested.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was said to be another possibility, but he signed a new two-year contract at the Stadium of Light this week, ending any interest in him.

Saints are understood to have begun sounding out interest and availability from managers and coaches, with Krueger also revealing this week that executive director Les Reed, who is leading the search, has been inundated by “high-calibre” applicants.

Former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia is one person whose situation is said to have been checked out.

The Spaniard left the Seagulls earlier this month after their semi-final defeat to Derby in the Championship play-offs, and has already been approached by other clubs, with Celtic and Malaga both said to be interested.

No serious contact has been made from Saints, but it is claimed that a check has been made on his potential availability.

That is something the club will likely be doing with a number of people, as they further assess the landscape.

It is apparent that there is certainly plenty of interest in the post, both domestically and abroad.

Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is another name who has been linked, and he would indeed be keen on the job, but no contact has been made with him.

Krueger’s revelation this week that the club’s 20-strong scouting and recruitment department, who helped find Pochettino, have continually been researching and profiling managers, and have already provided a long list of possibilities, means the club should be starting from a strong position as they work out a serious list of names.

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11:17am Fri 30 May 14

TAYLORP says...

Good
Good TAYLORP
  • Score: 26

11:22am Fri 30 May 14

saintjak says...

Will be happy with this, although Koeman will only be here as a stepping stone. But I guess most managers will be if they are successful. Only thing is he offered himself to Swansea and West Ham supposedly. So its premier league at any cost which bothers me. Would Prefer Yakin if i'm honest...
Will be happy with this, although Koeman will only be here as a stepping stone. But I guess most managers will be if they are successful. Only thing is he offered himself to Swansea and West Ham supposedly. So its premier league at any cost which bothers me. Would Prefer Yakin if i'm honest... saintjak
  • Score: 37

11:22am Fri 30 May 14

Rising_Son says...

So, who could he bring with him from Feyenoord? Anyone on here know anything about the team?
So, who could he bring with him from Feyenoord? Anyone on here know anything about the team? Rising_Son
  • Score: 9

11:27am Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

Don't know why but I'm not entirely convinced with this one - if we are gambling on a manager from another league I'd prefer Yakin.

Koeman's results look good, but didn't McClaren win the Dutch league? He was a very aggressive player as well and I'm just not sure that's what we want right now.

As least we've seen Basel in action against English opposition and their style and ethos is good, plus Yakin looks the part as a youthful, charismatic manager.

Yakin, AVB or Moyes for me but, whatever way you look at it, if we don't bring them in soon they won't have any decent players left to manage.

It's such a shame. We knew exactly what was needed to push on with just two or three positions to strengthen. Now, whoever comes in will re-access from scratch, try out the fringe players and bring in players they like and trust, regardless of if we need strengthening in that area.

It's rare for a manager not to bring in a couple of favourites but I hope it isn't at the expense of players already at the club. For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that.
Don't know why but I'm not entirely convinced with this one - if we are gambling on a manager from another league I'd prefer Yakin. Koeman's results look good, but didn't McClaren win the Dutch league? He was a very aggressive player as well and I'm just not sure that's what we want right now. As least we've seen Basel in action against English opposition and their style and ethos is good, plus Yakin looks the part as a youthful, charismatic manager. Yakin, AVB or Moyes for me but, whatever way you look at it, if we don't bring them in soon they won't have any decent players left to manage. It's such a shame. We knew exactly what was needed to push on with just two or three positions to strengthen. Now, whoever comes in will re-access from scratch, try out the fringe players and bring in players they like and trust, regardless of if we need strengthening in that area. It's rare for a manager not to bring in a couple of favourites but I hope it isn't at the expense of players already at the club. For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that. SaintJD
  • Score: 20

11:29am Fri 30 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.
I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 57

11:31am Fri 30 May 14

DragonSaint says...

I'll put money on him now to be the Next Spurs manager, succeeding the current incumbent in shall we say late December?
I'll put money on him now to be the Next Spurs manager, succeeding the current incumbent in shall we say late December? DragonSaint
  • Score: 65

11:31am Fri 30 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

That could be brilliant - he could leave a pathetic and clueless Pochettino (without a ready-made team behind him) and others floundering in his wake
That could be brilliant - he could leave a pathetic and clueless Pochettino (without a ready-made team behind him) and others floundering in his wake Saint Jinx
  • Score: 7

11:32am Fri 30 May 14

fred the red says...

Any new manager coming in will have to be good at team building in terms of both morale and numbers. The way we are going, we are going to look a bit like that shambles down the road. Rumour had it that all the players had to buy a programme for each match so they knew who was who.

At least we have a pre-season, provided the board gets its collective finger out and does something with the research that the scouts have supposed been working on.
Any new manager coming in will have to be good at team building in terms of both morale and numbers. The way we are going, we are going to look a bit like that shambles down the road. Rumour had it that all the players had to buy a programme for each match so they knew who was who. At least we have a pre-season, provided the board gets its collective finger out and does something with the research that the scouts have supposed been working on. fred the red
  • Score: 9

11:33am Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

Wow, by the way, the odds have massively shortened on this guy being our manager - he's way out in front with Yakin falling back to 7/1.

It's looking remarkably similar to what happened with the betting on Poch.

Odds are as short as 10/11 or 5/4.
Wow, by the way, the odds have massively shortened on this guy being our manager - he's way out in front with Yakin falling back to 7/1. It's looking remarkably similar to what happened with the betting on Poch. Odds are as short as 10/11 or 5/4. SaintJD
  • Score: 4

11:34am Fri 30 May 14

IOAD says...

So, Garcia has been checked out. Koeman hasn't.
Either:
A, Saints aren't interested in Koeman.
Or
B, The board are working their way up from the bottom of the list.

Normally, I'd go with A, but with this board, you just can't be sure.
So, Garcia has been checked out. Koeman hasn't. Either: A, Saints aren't interested in Koeman. Or B, The board are working their way up from the bottom of the list. Normally, I'd go with A, but with this board, you just can't be sure. IOAD
  • Score: 13

11:34am Fri 30 May 14

fred the red says...

SaintJD wrote:
Don't know why but I'm not entirely convinced with this one - if we are gambling on a manager from another league I'd prefer Yakin.

Koeman's results look good, but didn't McClaren win the Dutch league? He was a very aggressive player as well and I'm just not sure that's what we want right now.

As least we've seen Basel in action against English opposition and their style and ethos is good, plus Yakin looks the part as a youthful, charismatic manager.

Yakin, AVB or Moyes for me but, whatever way you look at it, if we don't bring them in soon they won't have any decent players left to manage.

It's such a shame. We knew exactly what was needed to push on with just two or three positions to strengthen. Now, whoever comes in will re-access from scratch, try out the fringe players and bring in players they like and trust, regardless of if we need strengthening in that area.

It's rare for a manager not to bring in a couple of favourites but I hope it isn't at the expense of players already at the club. For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that.
"For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that."

Dead right, well at 11.35 today you are, but who knows what tomorrow may bring?
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Don't know why but I'm not entirely convinced with this one - if we are gambling on a manager from another league I'd prefer Yakin. Koeman's results look good, but didn't McClaren win the Dutch league? He was a very aggressive player as well and I'm just not sure that's what we want right now. As least we've seen Basel in action against English opposition and their style and ethos is good, plus Yakin looks the part as a youthful, charismatic manager. Yakin, AVB or Moyes for me but, whatever way you look at it, if we don't bring them in soon they won't have any decent players left to manage. It's such a shame. We knew exactly what was needed to push on with just two or three positions to strengthen. Now, whoever comes in will re-access from scratch, try out the fringe players and bring in players they like and trust, regardless of if we need strengthening in that area. It's rare for a manager not to bring in a couple of favourites but I hope it isn't at the expense of players already at the club. For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that.[/p][/quote]"For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that." Dead right, well at 11.35 today you are, but who knows what tomorrow may bring? fred the red
  • Score: 15

11:35am Fri 30 May 14

Phil1977 says...

Would not be happy with Koeman. His managerial record is poor to be honest.
Would not be happy with Koeman. His managerial record is poor to be honest. Phil1977
  • Score: -16

11:36am Fri 30 May 14

Sheffieldsaint says...

Well I have shown my commitment to the club by renewing my season ticket, are the club going to show commitment to me and all of the others who have renewed. I'm worried that I'll be there at the opening game of the season with no one left to watch but a bunch of untried academy recruits and makeweights from the lower divisions, hope I'm wrong but it seems to me that the only words that have come from the club so far are empty promises. Here's desperately hoping I'm wrong!!!!!
Well I have shown my commitment to the club by renewing my season ticket, are the club going to show commitment to me and all of the others who have renewed. I'm worried that I'll be there at the opening game of the season with no one left to watch but a bunch of untried academy recruits and makeweights from the lower divisions, hope I'm wrong but it seems to me that the only words that have come from the club so far are empty promises. Here's desperately hoping I'm wrong!!!!! Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 27

11:38am Fri 30 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

Rising_Son wrote:
So, who could he bring with him from Feyenoord? Anyone on here know anything about the team?
Yes Feyenoord are a team that seems to sell its best players and then replace them with players from the youth team, maybe thats why he appeals to Mr Krueger.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: So, who could he bring with him from Feyenoord? Anyone on here know anything about the team?[/p][/quote]Yes Feyenoord are a team that seems to sell its best players and then replace them with players from the youth team, maybe thats why he appeals to Mr Krueger. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 16

11:39am Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North??? J7junctionseven
  • Score: 16

11:40am Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot.

I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap.

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Ronald_Koem
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Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot. I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ronald_Koem an SaintJD
  • Score: 9

11:41am Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

fred the red wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Don't know why but I'm not entirely convinced with this one - if we are gambling on a manager from another league I'd prefer Yakin.

Koeman's results look good, but didn't McClaren win the Dutch league? He was a very aggressive player as well and I'm just not sure that's what we want right now.

As least we've seen Basel in action against English opposition and their style and ethos is good, plus Yakin looks the part as a youthful, charismatic manager.

Yakin, AVB or Moyes for me but, whatever way you look at it, if we don't bring them in soon they won't have any decent players left to manage.

It's such a shame. We knew exactly what was needed to push on with just two or three positions to strengthen. Now, whoever comes in will re-access from scratch, try out the fringe players and bring in players they like and trust, regardless of if we need strengthening in that area.

It's rare for a manager not to bring in a couple of favourites but I hope it isn't at the expense of players already at the club. For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that.
"For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that."

Dead right, well at 11.35 today you are, but who knows what tomorrow may bring?
Ha, ha, yes, how right you are.
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Don't know why but I'm not entirely convinced with this one - if we are gambling on a manager from another league I'd prefer Yakin. Koeman's results look good, but didn't McClaren win the Dutch league? He was a very aggressive player as well and I'm just not sure that's what we want right now. As least we've seen Basel in action against English opposition and their style and ethos is good, plus Yakin looks the part as a youthful, charismatic manager. Yakin, AVB or Moyes for me but, whatever way you look at it, if we don't bring them in soon they won't have any decent players left to manage. It's such a shame. We knew exactly what was needed to push on with just two or three positions to strengthen. Now, whoever comes in will re-access from scratch, try out the fringe players and bring in players they like and trust, regardless of if we need strengthening in that area. It's rare for a manager not to bring in a couple of favourites but I hope it isn't at the expense of players already at the club. For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that.[/p][/quote]"For instance we don't need any defensive central midfielders and I hope they recognise that." Dead right, well at 11.35 today you are, but who knows what tomorrow may bring?[/p][/quote]Ha, ha, yes, how right you are. SaintJD
  • Score: 4

11:45am Fri 30 May 14

DorsetSaint says...

Might as well be Ronald MacDonald , they have more staff than we will!
Might as well be Ronald MacDonald , they have more staff than we will! DorsetSaint
  • Score: -1

11:46am Fri 30 May 14

costa gaz says...

This would a bit of a gamble, he is 51 years old and has not really done much, he'll have a rebuild and will have to work with an inexperienced board of directors.
Our ship is in need of steadying, and David Moyes could be the man to get the best out of what players we have left plus a couple of mediocre signings.
(Scott Sinclair has been the only incomming transfer mentioned)
He also has what it takes to operate on a tight budget, which is the direction our board is taking us (5th lowest wage bill in the league)

i have absolutely no confidence in RK appointing the right man for the job.
This would a bit of a gamble, he is 51 years old and has not really done much, he'll have a rebuild and will have to work with an inexperienced board of directors. Our ship is in need of steadying, and David Moyes could be the man to get the best out of what players we have left plus a couple of mediocre signings. (Scott Sinclair has been the only incomming transfer mentioned) He also has what it takes to operate on a tight budget, which is the direction our board is taking us (5th lowest wage bill in the league) i have absolutely no confidence in RK appointing the right man for the job. costa gaz
  • Score: 3

11:47am Fri 30 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Some Positive News on the Manager Front.

Back to SRL - When could you buy an ENGLAND PLAYER for a few million.

Today - according to the Board at SFC. (Not impressed so far !! )
Some Positive News on the Manager Front. Back to SRL - When could you buy an ENGLAND PLAYER for a few million. Today - according to the Board at SFC. (Not impressed so far !! ) The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 8

11:49am Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.
And yesterday I thought we were being ambitious :) I honestly believe this signing needs to be properly ambitious if we're going to save face and have a chance of convincing the fans and players.

As mentioned, Koeman is a big name. I can't see a queue of clubs lining up for him. He's one of these guys who just seems to float into decent jobs, get found out and get employed by someone else for another short stint.

Pretty soon, he either walks out for something better or gets sacked.

Krueger and Reed in a rush to appoint someone to quell fan and player revolt - why does that concern me.

No compromises for me - we need someone properly impressive and sought after. I'm not sure either Moyes or AVB were fairly treated or suited to their previous jobs which means they will be a bargain for a club with the perception to realise that and take advantage. Spurs were all over Moyes a season or so ago, as were several other clubs, and you don't become a bad manager in one season.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.[/p][/quote]And yesterday I thought we were being ambitious :) I honestly believe this signing needs to be properly ambitious if we're going to save face and have a chance of convincing the fans and players. As mentioned, Koeman is a big name. I can't see a queue of clubs lining up for him. He's one of these guys who just seems to float into decent jobs, get found out and get employed by someone else for another short stint. Pretty soon, he either walks out for something better or gets sacked. Krueger and Reed in a rush to appoint someone to quell fan and player revolt - why does that concern me. No compromises for me - we need someone properly impressive and sought after. I'm not sure either Moyes or AVB were fairly treated or suited to their previous jobs which means they will be a bargain for a club with the perception to realise that and take advantage. Spurs were all over Moyes a season or so ago, as were several other clubs, and you don't become a bad manager in one season. SaintJD
  • Score: 15

11:55am Fri 30 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

SaintJD wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.
And yesterday I thought we were being ambitious :) I honestly believe this signing needs to be properly ambitious if we're going to save face and have a chance of convincing the fans and players.

As mentioned, Koeman is a big name. I can't see a queue of clubs lining up for him. He's one of these guys who just seems to float into decent jobs, get found out and get employed by someone else for another short stint.

Pretty soon, he either walks out for something better or gets sacked.

Krueger and Reed in a rush to appoint someone to quell fan and player revolt - why does that concern me.

No compromises for me - we need someone properly impressive and sought after. I'm not sure either Moyes or AVB were fairly treated or suited to their previous jobs which means they will be a bargain for a club with the perception to realise that and take advantage. Spurs were all over Moyes a season or so ago, as were several other clubs, and you don't become a bad manager in one season.
The problem is deep down i think the board want someone who can work with a small budget like Koeman has done at Feyenoord,
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.[/p][/quote]And yesterday I thought we were being ambitious :) I honestly believe this signing needs to be properly ambitious if we're going to save face and have a chance of convincing the fans and players. As mentioned, Koeman is a big name. I can't see a queue of clubs lining up for him. He's one of these guys who just seems to float into decent jobs, get found out and get employed by someone else for another short stint. Pretty soon, he either walks out for something better or gets sacked. Krueger and Reed in a rush to appoint someone to quell fan and player revolt - why does that concern me. No compromises for me - we need someone properly impressive and sought after. I'm not sure either Moyes or AVB were fairly treated or suited to their previous jobs which means they will be a bargain for a club with the perception to realise that and take advantage. Spurs were all over Moyes a season or so ago, as were several other clubs, and you don't become a bad manager in one season.[/p][/quote]The problem is deep down i think the board want someone who can work with a small budget like Koeman has done at Feyenoord, THE12THMAN
  • Score: 3

11:55am Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off??? J7junctionseven
  • Score: 30

11:58am Fri 30 May 14

Doversole says...

The 'Cartel' of clubs above Saints are being allowed to take anyone they wish, regardless of our Club's needs. Our Chairman professes to be determined to keep our best players, but within 24 hours the die has been cast! Ms Liebherr is destroying all that her father built, and held so dearly. Is this an attempt to recover as much cash as possible from our prime assets before she sells the club for a pittance; and leaves season ticket holders to watch inferior players at inflated prices? Very sad.
The 'Cartel' of clubs above Saints are being allowed to take anyone they wish, regardless of our Club's needs. Our Chairman professes to be determined to keep our best players, but within 24 hours the die has been cast! Ms Liebherr is destroying all that her father built, and held so dearly. Is this an attempt to recover as much cash as possible from our prime assets before she sells the club for a pittance; and leaves season ticket holders to watch inferior players at inflated prices? Very sad. Doversole
  • Score: -7

11:58am Fri 30 May 14

GHamilton says...

DragonSaint wrote:
I'll put money on him now to be the Next Spurs manager, succeeding the current incumbent in shall we say late December?
Great post...I needed cheering up!
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: I'll put money on him now to be the Next Spurs manager, succeeding the current incumbent in shall we say late December?[/p][/quote]Great post...I needed cheering up! GHamilton
  • Score: 11

12:02pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.
And yesterday I thought we were being ambitious :) I honestly believe this signing needs to be properly ambitious if we're going to save face and have a chance of convincing the fans and players.

As mentioned, Koeman is a big name. I can't see a queue of clubs lining up for him. He's one of these guys who just seems to float into decent jobs, get found out and get employed by someone else for another short stint.

Pretty soon, he either walks out for something better or gets sacked.

Krueger and Reed in a rush to appoint someone to quell fan and player revolt - why does that concern me.

No compromises for me - we need someone properly impressive and sought after. I'm not sure either Moyes or AVB were fairly treated or suited to their previous jobs which means they will be a bargain for a club with the perception to realise that and take advantage. Spurs were all over Moyes a season or so ago, as were several other clubs, and you don't become a bad manager in one season.
The problem is deep down i think the board want someone who can work with a small budget like Koeman has done at Feyenoord,
Yeah, true of all the others as well though. Moyes, AVB before the Chelsea move (when he had his success in Portugal), Yakin (I don't believe Basel have much of a budget anyway).

Of course it would have been nice for the board to have been able to sound out the players on what sort of manager they'd be happy with in order to want to stay, but I don't think that will even be considered because I don't think the relationships are there.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: I would rather have Koeman than the Brighton reject.[/p][/quote]And yesterday I thought we were being ambitious :) I honestly believe this signing needs to be properly ambitious if we're going to save face and have a chance of convincing the fans and players. As mentioned, Koeman is a big name. I can't see a queue of clubs lining up for him. He's one of these guys who just seems to float into decent jobs, get found out and get employed by someone else for another short stint. Pretty soon, he either walks out for something better or gets sacked. Krueger and Reed in a rush to appoint someone to quell fan and player revolt - why does that concern me. No compromises for me - we need someone properly impressive and sought after. I'm not sure either Moyes or AVB were fairly treated or suited to their previous jobs which means they will be a bargain for a club with the perception to realise that and take advantage. Spurs were all over Moyes a season or so ago, as were several other clubs, and you don't become a bad manager in one season.[/p][/quote]The problem is deep down i think the board want someone who can work with a small budget like Koeman has done at Feyenoord,[/p][/quote]Yeah, true of all the others as well though. Moyes, AVB before the Chelsea move (when he had his success in Portugal), Yakin (I don't believe Basel have much of a budget anyway). Of course it would have been nice for the board to have been able to sound out the players on what sort of manager they'd be happy with in order to want to stay, but I don't think that will even be considered because I don't think the relationships are there. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

12:02pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
-2 votes so far ha ha ha
-2 people going next season as well
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]-2 votes so far ha ha ha -2 people going next season as well J7junctionseven
  • Score: -9

12:02pm Fri 30 May 14

SodburySaint93 says...

Kreuger is running things like a franchise - thinking that football (sorry soccer) is the same as most North American sports.

Franchises require big money investors and the fans are secondary.

What Kreuger doesn't realise is that football is not just a sport to the fans, it's a way of life - it defines the common man with his peers and we come together as one to support our chosen team.

English by birth
Saints by the grace of god
Kreuger is running things like a franchise - thinking that football (sorry soccer) is the same as most North American sports. Franchises require big money investors and the fans are secondary. What Kreuger doesn't realise is that football is not just a sport to the fans, it's a way of life - it defines the common man with his peers and we come together as one to support our chosen team. English by birth Saints by the grace of god SodburySaint93
  • Score: 19

12:07pm Fri 30 May 14

Brite Spark says...

Does no one remember when Koeman prevented David Platt from scoring by pulling him back on the ege of the box, got a yellow card instead of a red - then went up the other end and scored a free kick, knocking England out of the World Cup campaign. He's a cheat and Saints don't cheat (much).
Does no one remember when Koeman prevented David Platt from scoring by pulling him back on the ege of the box, got a yellow card instead of a red - then went up the other end and scored a free kick, knocking England out of the World Cup campaign. He's a cheat and Saints don't cheat (much). Brite Spark
  • Score: -2

12:09pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

I wonder if the Feyenoord fans are extremely upset and worried today? It would be nice to think so, but for some reasons I've got my doubts.

Anyone know any Dutch?
I wonder if the Feyenoord fans are extremely upset and worried today? It would be nice to think so, but for some reasons I've got my doubts. Anyone know any Dutch? SaintJD
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

Sholing and Eastleigh better start building some more stands.
Sholing and Eastleigh better start building some more stands. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Fri 30 May 14

noodlesnewman says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 7

12:17pm Fri 30 May 14

SiamSaint says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
Why would you believe anything on that apology for pravda?
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]Why would you believe anything on that apology for pravda? SiamSaint
  • Score: -6

12:22pm Fri 30 May 14

03alpe01 says...

Quick question: Who will he manage exactly? The U10's? No one else will have any players left by the time he gets here
Quick question: Who will he manage exactly? The U10's? No one else will have any players left by the time he gets here 03alpe01
  • Score: 1

12:25pm Fri 30 May 14

elvis says...

He's not going to be our next manager .... he's no better than Deadwood or Lemmon ....
He's not going to be our next manager .... he's no better than Deadwood or Lemmon .... elvis
  • Score: 0

12:30pm Fri 30 May 14

knuckle dragger says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No thanks as just renewed my own.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No thanks as just renewed my own. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 11

12:32pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

SiamSaint wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
Why would you believe anything on that apology for pravda?
He's clearly gone mate, sorry. Unless his leg falls off at the medical.

It is going to take an awful lot for me to be buzzing and over the moon next week.

No more player sales and a very solid, dependable manager with a bit of guts would make me less irate - Moyes or AVB would probably give us the best stability, because I think you know you aren't going to be heading into the Championship under their leadership and could actually do pretty well. Players would potentially think twice about leaving as well.

Anything else has an element of gamble about it, including Laudrup.

That said, Laudrup with Michu, Chico and Bony and I might change my mind.

Sadly, I think we have to start accepting our board doesn't have much of a clue.
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]Why would you believe anything on that apology for pravda?[/p][/quote]He's clearly gone mate, sorry. Unless his leg falls off at the medical. It is going to take an awful lot for me to be buzzing and over the moon next week. No more player sales and a very solid, dependable manager with a bit of guts would make me less irate - Moyes or AVB would probably give us the best stability, because I think you know you aren't going to be heading into the Championship under their leadership and could actually do pretty well. Players would potentially think twice about leaving as well. Anything else has an element of gamble about it, including Laudrup. That said, Laudrup with Michu, Chico and Bony and I might change my mind. Sadly, I think we have to start accepting our board doesn't have much of a clue. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

12:34pm Fri 30 May 14

BracknellSaint says...

Starting to feel a bit 'who cares' about our next manager..
We're embarrasing ourselves in the national press, becoming the figure of fun for fans of other teams, and are going to have an incredibly inexperienced side out...I worry for our future, I really do...
So many years of the last 50 as a top flight fixture, and on the cusp of getting to the highest levels..and then destroyed from the inside..Something is VERY wrong..
Starting to feel a bit 'who cares' about our next manager.. We're embarrasing ourselves in the national press, becoming the figure of fun for fans of other teams, and are going to have an incredibly inexperienced side out...I worry for our future, I really do... So many years of the last 50 as a top flight fixture, and on the cusp of getting to the highest levels..and then destroyed from the inside..Something is VERY wrong.. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 13

12:36pm Fri 30 May 14

GHamilton says...

I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........
.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around. GHamilton
  • Score: 9

12:37pm Fri 30 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

POSITIVE and away from all the NEGATIVES . of recent days . Its still EARLY and WE do do do do have TIME on our side to GET IT RIGHT . The jury with THE BOARD is still out for ME , But HAPPY SMILING FACES could still be US . keep Luke / Adam / Jay etc etc . G U I L T Y of death if any of those boys are SOLD .
POSITIVE and away from all the NEGATIVES . of recent days . Its still EARLY and WE do do do do have TIME on our side to GET IT RIGHT . The jury with THE BOARD is still out for ME , But HAPPY SMILING FACES could still be US . keep Luke / Adam / Jay etc etc . G U I L T Y of death if any of those boys are SOLD . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 8

12:40pm Fri 30 May 14

knuckle dragger says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Nope, I'm looking forward to supporting the new manager and players next season.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]Nope, I'm looking forward to supporting the new manager and players next season. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 23

12:43pm Fri 30 May 14

The stripes says...

costa gaz wrote:
This would a bit of a gamble, he is 51 years old and has not really done much, he'll have a rebuild and will have to work with an inexperienced board of directors.
Our ship is in need of steadying, and David Moyes could be the man to get the best out of what players we have left plus a couple of mediocre signings.
(Scott Sinclair has been the only incomming transfer mentioned)
He also has what it takes to operate on a tight budget, which is the direction our board is taking us (5th lowest wage bill in the league)

i have absolutely no confidence in RK appointing the right man for the job.
Some good points made, Gaz.

I never thought I'd hear myself say this but I agree that David Moyes could be best for the job. Not long ago he would have been a manager we'd never be able to get, but today it may be a different matter. The MU debacle is not a true reflection of the guy.

He may not play the style we particularly want but I think he could stabilise the club and players (whoever's left) and I think we could trust him. He has a point to prove as well and just maybe we could be the sort of club that he would be interested in.

Right now I'd take stability for the club. If we have to sacrifice a bit of swagger in the play then I'd take it. Not sure about these other managers mentioned. Bit of a gamble and not sure we've got the stomachs for that considering everyone's being linked with a move away.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: This would a bit of a gamble, he is 51 years old and has not really done much, he'll have a rebuild and will have to work with an inexperienced board of directors. Our ship is in need of steadying, and David Moyes could be the man to get the best out of what players we have left plus a couple of mediocre signings. (Scott Sinclair has been the only incomming transfer mentioned) He also has what it takes to operate on a tight budget, which is the direction our board is taking us (5th lowest wage bill in the league) i have absolutely no confidence in RK appointing the right man for the job.[/p][/quote]Some good points made, Gaz. I never thought I'd hear myself say this but I agree that David Moyes could be best for the job. Not long ago he would have been a manager we'd never be able to get, but today it may be a different matter. The MU debacle is not a true reflection of the guy. He may not play the style we particularly want but I think he could stabilise the club and players (whoever's left) and I think we could trust him. He has a point to prove as well and just maybe we could be the sort of club that he would be interested in. Right now I'd take stability for the club. If we have to sacrifice a bit of swagger in the play then I'd take it. Not sure about these other managers mentioned. Bit of a gamble and not sure we've got the stomachs for that considering everyone's being linked with a move away. The stripes
  • Score: 8

12:44pm Fri 30 May 14

deepheat says...

Paul Clement

Years Team
1996–1999 Chelsea (Academy Coach)
1999–2000 Fulham (Academy Coach)
2000 Republic Of Ireland U-21 (Coach)
2007–2011 Chelsea (Coach)
2011–2012 Blackburn Rovers (Assistant Coach)
2012–2013 Paris Saint-Germain (Assistant Coach)
2013– Real Madrid (Assistant Coach)
Paul Clement Years Team 1996–1999 Chelsea (Academy Coach) 1999–2000 Fulham (Academy Coach) 2000 Republic Of Ireland U-21 (Coach) 2007–2011 Chelsea (Coach) 2011–2012 Blackburn Rovers (Assistant Coach) 2012–2013 Paris Saint-Germain (Assistant Coach) 2013– Real Madrid (Assistant Coach) deepheat
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong?? J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No thanks as just renewed my own.
Chapel?
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No thanks as just renewed my own.[/p][/quote]Chapel? J7junctionseven
  • Score: -7

12:55pm Fri 30 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

SaintJD wrote:
Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot.

I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap.

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Ronald_Koem

an
Did you even look at his managerial stats and honours??

3 Dutch League titles (with two different clubs) and 3 cup titles (in Holland, Spain and Portugal)!

His win % after 514 games in charge is 55.84% - Pochettino's is 34.39% in only 221 games... !

This is exactly the type of manager we need!! AND he wants to come here. Noticed you mentioning AVB or Moyes coming.. They will want STUPID money. Plus, AVB is the manager of Zenith St. Petersburg...

I appreciate you have a love for Saints BUT - Do some research. Come back when you know more about football so you can give valid opinions.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot. I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ronald_Koem an[/p][/quote]Did you even look at his managerial stats and honours?? 3 Dutch League titles (with two different clubs) and 3 cup titles (in Holland, Spain and Portugal)! His win % after 514 games in charge is 55.84% - Pochettino's is 34.39% in only 221 games... ! This is exactly the type of manager we need!! AND he wants to come here. Noticed you mentioning AVB or Moyes coming.. They will want STUPID money. Plus, AVB is the manager of Zenith St. Petersburg... I appreciate you have a love for Saints BUT - Do some research. Come back when you know more about football so you can give valid opinions. SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 14

12:58pm Fri 30 May 14

redandy10 says...

costa gaz wrote:
This would a bit of a gamble, he is 51 years old and has not really done much, he'll have a rebuild and will have to work with an inexperienced board of directors.
Our ship is in need of steadying, and David Moyes could be the man to get the best out of what players we have left plus a couple of mediocre signings.
(Scott Sinclair has been the only incomming transfer mentioned)
He also has what it takes to operate on a tight budget, which is the direction our board is taking us (5th lowest wage bill in the league)

i have absolutely no confidence in RK appointing the right man for the job.
I agree with you. I know following his Man Utd stint his rep has taken a battering, but Fergie did leave him an average squad by their standards, as well as the likes of Vidic & Rio whose futures were up in the air.

Like with Hoddle, he might rise to the challenge of claiming some redemption. I thought he got a bit of a raw deal at Man Utd.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: This would a bit of a gamble, he is 51 years old and has not really done much, he'll have a rebuild and will have to work with an inexperienced board of directors. Our ship is in need of steadying, and David Moyes could be the man to get the best out of what players we have left plus a couple of mediocre signings. (Scott Sinclair has been the only incomming transfer mentioned) He also has what it takes to operate on a tight budget, which is the direction our board is taking us (5th lowest wage bill in the league) i have absolutely no confidence in RK appointing the right man for the job.[/p][/quote]I agree with you. I know following his Man Utd stint his rep has taken a battering, but Fergie did leave him an average squad by their standards, as well as the likes of Vidic & Rio whose futures were up in the air. Like with Hoddle, he might rise to the challenge of claiming some redemption. I thought he got a bit of a raw deal at Man Utd. redandy10
  • Score: 16

12:58pm Fri 30 May 14

miltonarcher says...

Yakin can't speak a word of English, non starter. Poch did speak English BTW.
Yakin can't speak a word of English, non starter. Poch did speak English BTW. miltonarcher
  • Score: -7

12:59pm Fri 30 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
YOU ARE WRONG.

YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!!
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong??[/p][/quote]YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 16

1:03pm Fri 30 May 14

NewForestStu says...

Gordon Bleu, would rather have Hod back.
Gordon Bleu, would rather have Hod back. NewForestStu
  • Score: -3

1:07pm Fri 30 May 14

chapelsaint says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Yes x 2
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]Yes x 2 chapelsaint
  • Score: -4

1:10pm Fri 30 May 14

mickey01 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
did they mean critical illness or death of the club or you lol
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong??[/p][/quote]did they mean critical illness or death of the club or you lol mickey01
  • Score: -1

1:10pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

GHamilton wrote:
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........

.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of.
Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm)
Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of.
Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10).

I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help.
The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise.
The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.[/p][/quote]Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of. Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm) Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of. Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10). I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help. The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise. The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 8

1:12pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
YOU ARE WRONG.

YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!!
Pr1ck
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong??[/p][/quote]YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!![/p][/quote]Pr1ck J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

1:13pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

mickey01 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
did they mean critical illness or death of the club or you lol
Both I think
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong??[/p][/quote]did they mean critical illness or death of the club or you lol[/p][/quote]Both I think J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

1:13pm Fri 30 May 14

TGodSFC says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
I’ll give you £4 plus add ons
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]I’ll give you £4 plus add ons TGodSFC
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

TGodSFC wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
I’ll give you £4 plus add ons
Wait another couple of days and they'll be slashed to £1 each as nobody will want them!!
You can sit with knuckle dragger any where you want...:o)
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]I’ll give you £4 plus add ons[/p][/quote]Wait another couple of days and they'll be slashed to £1 each as nobody will want them!! You can sit with knuckle dragger any where you want...:o) J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Fri 30 May 14

TGodSFC says...

I looked into Ronald last night as I’m pretty sure this will be our manager, I got to say I’m not convinced, as a manager he has moved about a fair bit and been fire a few times, has won leagues and cups but also finished 10th, 17th and knocked out of cup by terrible teams. The fact he begged for the swans job before doesn’t sit well with me. I’M PRAYING FOR YAKIN!!
I looked into Ronald last night as I’m pretty sure this will be our manager, I got to say I’m not convinced, as a manager he has moved about a fair bit and been fire a few times, has won leagues and cups but also finished 10th, 17th and knocked out of cup by terrible teams. The fact he begged for the swans job before doesn’t sit well with me. I’M PRAYING FOR YAKIN!! TGodSFC
  • Score: 3

1:21pm Fri 30 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
GHamilton wrote:
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........


.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of.
Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm)
Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of.
Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10).

I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help.
The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise.
The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.
Just change your name to J12M275 we will understand.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.[/p][/quote]Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of. Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm) Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of. Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10). I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help. The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise. The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.[/p][/quote]Just change your name to J12M275 we will understand. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -8

1:23pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

chapelsaint wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Yes x 2
So you feel double mugged off then....
You can get £4 for yours from TGodSFC if you're quick.
Make that £2 if you sit in the Chapel end.
Good luck
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]Yes x 2[/p][/quote]So you feel double mugged off then.... You can get £4 for yours from TGodSFC if you're quick. Make that £2 if you sit in the Chapel end. Good luck J7junctionseven
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Fri 30 May 14

TGodSFC says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
chapelsaint wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Yes x 2
So you feel double mugged off then....
You can get £4 for yours from TGodSFC if you're quick.
Make that £2 if you sit in the Chapel end.
Good luck
It has to happen before the world cup or forget it :-P
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]Yes x 2[/p][/quote]So you feel double mugged off then.... You can get £4 for yours from TGodSFC if you're quick. Make that £2 if you sit in the Chapel end. Good luck[/p][/quote]It has to happen before the world cup or forget it :-P TGodSFC
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
GHamilton wrote:
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........



.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of.
Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm)
Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of.
Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10).

I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help.
The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise.
The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.
Just change your name to J12M275 we will understand.
Don't live in skatesville though do I.
Understand that?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.[/p][/quote]Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of. Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm) Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of. Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10). I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help. The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise. The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.[/p][/quote]Just change your name to J12M275 we will understand.[/p][/quote]Don't live in skatesville though do I. Understand that? J7junctionseven
  • Score: 7

1:28pm Fri 30 May 14

hedge end bob says...

Hang on folks... we have jumped off of the comfortable bus and jumped straight on to that bumpy old roller coaster with Fred in the drivers seat . A few ups but it's always down to the finish of this ride.
Hang on folks... we have jumped off of the comfortable bus and jumped straight on to that bumpy old roller coaster with Fred in the drivers seat . A few ups but it's always down to the finish of this ride. hedge end bob
  • Score: 3

1:29pm Fri 30 May 14

milton road says...

I don't understand all the interest in Yakin, amybe I not read things right but he has not really played for anyone or managed anyone above bottom of the championshit-top div 1 level.
So what am I missing? or haven't people on here really read up on him?
I don't understand all the interest in Yakin, amybe I not read things right but he has not really played for anyone or managed anyone above bottom of the championshit-top div 1 level. So what am I missing? or haven't people on here really read up on him? milton road
  • Score: -4

1:29pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

TGodSFC wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
chapelsaint wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Yes x 2
So you feel double mugged off then....
You can get £4 for yours from TGodSFC if you're quick.
Make that £2 if you sit in the Chapel end.
Good luck
It has to happen before the world cup or forget it :-P
:o)
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]Yes x 2[/p][/quote]So you feel double mugged off then.... You can get £4 for yours from TGodSFC if you're quick. Make that £2 if you sit in the Chapel end. Good luck[/p][/quote]It has to happen before the world cup or forget it :-P[/p][/quote]:o) J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Fri 30 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Why do I have to read this to music all the time? I'm sick of it turn it off!
Why do I have to read this to music all the time? I'm sick of it turn it off! bigfella777
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Fri 30 May 14

Electrostar says...

McClaren may have won the Dutch league with Twente, apart from that his managerial record is not convincing with him being sacked from his last three appointments. He should have done better at Boro given the pot of gold that he had.

I can't think that he is a step forward for the club.

Yakin, Paul Clement, Paco Jemez would be good choices as don't think Bentez would come to us
McClaren may have won the Dutch league with Twente, apart from that his managerial record is not convincing with him being sacked from his last three appointments. He should have done better at Boro given the pot of gold that he had. I can't think that he is a step forward for the club. Yakin, Paul Clement, Paco Jemez would be good choices as don't think Bentez would come to us Electrostar
  • Score: 1

1:53pm Fri 30 May 14

pitbull says...

The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here.

Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.
The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here. Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job. pitbull
  • Score: 9

1:54pm Fri 30 May 14

Littleton-Saint says...

Koeman's win rate is very good - I'd prefer him to Moyes.

Meanwhile, our Board is too busy selling players and areanging bank transfers to address the fans and apologise for its lies.

I do not trust our Board - Les Reed and Ralph Krüger to be sold next, please.
Koeman's win rate is very good - I'd prefer him to Moyes. Meanwhile, our Board is too busy selling players and areanging bank transfers to address the fans and apologise for its lies. I do not trust our Board - Les Reed and Ralph Krüger to be sold next, please. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 8

1:56pm Fri 30 May 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

Whatever the board do know is gonna have to be pretty spectacular!
Feel like I've been bent over and shafted up the wrong-un, by a Canadian/Swiss team tag right now!
After the joys of last season still fresh in the memory the last few days have been such a slap back to reality!
Actions are needed before the World Cup and not the marketing bullshite that Krueger was spouting a few days ago.
A few weeks after Markus took over my old man was taken seriously ill and he always said he was gutted not to be on the bus for his next saints journey.....in a way I'm pleased because this current shambles would break his heart!
UTS
Whatever the board do know is gonna have to be pretty spectacular! Feel like I've been bent over and shafted up the wrong-un, by a Canadian/Swiss team tag right now! After the joys of last season still fresh in the memory the last few days have been such a slap back to reality! Actions are needed before the World Cup and not the marketing bullshite that Krueger was spouting a few days ago. A few weeks after Markus took over my old man was taken seriously ill and he always said he was gutted not to be on the bus for his next saints journey.....in a way I'm pleased because this current shambles would break his heart! UTS Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 4

1:58pm Fri 30 May 14

Littleton-Saint says...

No one has mentioned Portaloo!! - the ideal man to develop the Academy/First Team!!
No one has mentioned Portaloo!! - the ideal man to develop the Academy/First Team!! Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Fri 30 May 14

right back in the bar says...

Looks in poor shape - how's he going to take training sessions. At least we might become good at free kicks but then we had the best in the business until last night.
Looks in poor shape - how's he going to take training sessions. At least we might become good at free kicks but then we had the best in the business until last night. right back in the bar
  • Score: 2

2:10pm Fri 30 May 14

costa gaz says...

Yakin reportedly about to Join Spartak Moscow...
Yakin reportedly about to Join Spartak Moscow... costa gaz
  • Score: 2

2:12pm Fri 30 May 14

Halo Saint says...

Dear Mr.Cortese if you are reading these comments for the love of our club PLEASE get a consortium together & buy us quick to save us again.The hard work & investment of yourself & our Great Saint Markus Liebherr is being stripped & and becoming a laughing stock.Anyone who is wanted by another club is being sold without a fight..Katherina & the clueless board just say yes you can have him just give us the money.I and others are genuinely fearing next season & what our club will be.PLEASE come back SOON.

COYS
Dear Mr.Cortese if you are reading these comments for the love of our club PLEASE get a consortium together & buy us quick to save us again.The hard work & investment of yourself & our Great Saint Markus Liebherr is being stripped & and becoming a laughing stock.Anyone who is wanted by another club is being sold without a fight..Katherina & the clueless board just say yes you can have him just give us the money.I and others are genuinely fearing next season & what our club will be.PLEASE come back SOON. COYS Halo Saint
  • Score: 17

2:14pm Fri 30 May 14

saintmicky says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!!
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!! saintmicky
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

saintmicky wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!!
I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)
[quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!![/p][/quote]I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o) J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Fri 30 May 14

saintbobby says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
I do hope nobody gets a thumbs down for saying they have not bought their season ticket.

Does not apply to me as I live too far away. But the disappointment and puzzlement around at the moment is perfectly reasonable and understandable.

New manager, please come quickly and get everyone back to sanity.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]I do hope nobody gets a thumbs down for saying they have not bought their season ticket. Does not apply to me as I live too far away. But the disappointment and puzzlement around at the moment is perfectly reasonable and understandable. New manager, please come quickly and get everyone back to sanity. saintbobby
  • Score: 8

2:27pm Fri 30 May 14

ItchenBridger says...

Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire!
Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Fri 30 May 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Garcia managed the Barcelona youth team and won the Turkish title last year for Maccabi their first title in 10 years in his first season. He got Brighton into the playoffs after they were languishing and won 8 on the trot to get there just finishing short. I'm sure there was an agreement that allowed him to walk away if they didn't make the Premiership. He was interested in the Celtic job but now could well be a good shout for Saints.

I would be happy with him or Koeman.
Garcia managed the Barcelona youth team and won the Turkish title last year for Maccabi their first title in 10 years in his first season. He got Brighton into the playoffs after they were languishing and won 8 on the trot to get there just finishing short. I'm sure there was an agreement that allowed him to walk away if they didn't make the Premiership. He was interested in the Celtic job but now could well be a good shout for Saints. I would be happy with him or Koeman. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: -7

2:37pm Fri 30 May 14

OfficialSpudUk says...

Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton! OfficialSpudUk
  • Score: 7

2:41pm Fri 30 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
Great post, i think he would be a good choice for the club.
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton![/p][/quote]Great post, i think he would be a good choice for the club. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Fri 30 May 14

jasons odd says...

I dont trust krueger to make a correct decision .

Can we re-hire Cortese , even for a couple of days ? He picked the right man every time
I dont trust krueger to make a correct decision . Can we re-hire Cortese , even for a couple of days ? He picked the right man every time jasons odd
  • Score: 14

2:47pm Fri 30 May 14

Jonny Maths says...

many Saints fans live in cloud cuckoo land. Poch was always join got leave at the end of this season so no surprise there. £50M-ish for AL and LS will buy us 4 quality players and its better they leave than we pay them twice their current salary and watch them take their foot off the gas thinking they have arrived.... The embarrassment that is the kit situation is more to do with Adidas being a sh1t company than it is any thing to do with SFC..... Sir Rickie deserves his chance to play for his boyhood team and we should thank him for this services..... There is nothing to panic about and we have every chance of building the next phase of the journey.....
many Saints fans live in cloud cuckoo land. Poch was always join got leave at the end of this season so no surprise there. £50M-ish for AL and LS will buy us 4 quality players and its better they leave than we pay them twice their current salary and watch them take their foot off the gas thinking they have arrived.... The embarrassment that is the kit situation is more to do with Adidas being a sh1t company than it is any thing to do with SFC..... Sir Rickie deserves his chance to play for his boyhood team and we should thank him for this services..... There is nothing to panic about and we have every chance of building the next phase of the journey..... Jonny Maths
  • Score: 18

2:47pm Fri 30 May 14

JohnItaly says...

ItchenBridger wrote:
Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire!
Got to hand it to Maradona. Never one to miss an opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]ItchenBridger[/bold] wrote: Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire![/p][/quote]Got to hand it to Maradona. Never one to miss an opportunity. JohnItaly
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

pitbull wrote:
The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here.

Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.
Errr, have you been away for a few days or something? It's not a case of stiring sh!t it's trying not to drown in it as Ralphy Boy prepares for his next visit to the lavatory. Don't worry though, maybe he'll make another statement tomorrow, so we're all OK.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here. Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.[/p][/quote]Errr, have you been away for a few days or something? It's not a case of stiring sh!t it's trying not to drown in it as Ralphy Boy prepares for his next visit to the lavatory. Don't worry though, maybe he'll make another statement tomorrow, so we're all OK. SaintJD
  • Score: 9

2:50pm Fri 30 May 14

WORZEL says...

Think I can understand why Cortese left and why he wanted to sell the club, he'd taken it as far as he could under the current ownership. Its obvious that the new regime have little understanding of football and promoting a bean counter to the CEO role was always going to raise concerns. However, an ice-hockey coach/ motivational speaker as Chairman has already demonstrated a smoke and mirrors way of communicating.
From one day almost saying that no transfers in or out will happen until a new manager is appointed - the next day agrees a £4m deal selling an England player and one of our leading scorers. At least he could have waited until all the season tickets had been renewed.
However, the biggest concern has to be the person responsible for all footballing matters (make up your own mind here - http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Les_Reed_(f
ootball_coach) ). Maurizio leaving was inevitable - having reported to the one person who made the decisions - he was made to report to a Director of football whose own career has been less than spectacular and has in turn to turn to the CEO and then the Chairman who does what he's told by Katarina Liebherr.
So we are building on the product of our Academy - that says to me the likes of Shaw, Lallana and Chambers are here for the long-haul or was that another statement that was carefully shaped not to mean what we thought we heard.
The most worrying thing is that the Club has not shared what its long term vision is, other than a mention of European football - a timescale might be appropriate does this mean 2015/16 or are we talking 2030/31?
Think its time that Kreuger shuts up and lets Rogers do the talking then we might have some idea of how much we need to get from player sales to balance the books and the see if there's any left to buy great players like Osvaldo.
Worried, Chandler's Ford.
Think I can understand why Cortese left and why he wanted to sell the club, he'd taken it as far as he could under the current ownership. Its obvious that the new regime have little understanding of football and promoting a bean counter to the CEO role was always going to raise concerns. However, an ice-hockey coach/ motivational speaker as Chairman has already demonstrated a smoke and mirrors way of communicating. From one day almost saying that no transfers in or out will happen until a new manager is appointed - the next day agrees a £4m deal selling an England player and one of our leading scorers. At least he could have waited until all the season tickets had been renewed. However, the biggest concern has to be the person responsible for all footballing matters (make up your own mind here - http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Les_Reed_(f ootball_coach) ). Maurizio leaving was inevitable - having reported to the one person who made the decisions - he was made to report to a Director of football whose own career has been less than spectacular and has in turn to turn to the CEO and then the Chairman who does what he's told by Katarina Liebherr. So we are building on the product of our Academy - that says to me the likes of Shaw, Lallana and Chambers are here for the long-haul or was that another statement that was carefully shaped not to mean what we thought we heard. The most worrying thing is that the Club has not shared what its long term vision is, other than a mention of European football - a timescale might be appropriate does this mean 2015/16 or are we talking 2030/31? Think its time that Kreuger shuts up and lets Rogers do the talking then we might have some idea of how much we need to get from player sales to balance the books and the see if there's any left to buy great players like Osvaldo. Worried, Chandler's Ford. WORZEL
  • Score: 11

2:57pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity.

According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive.

Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt.

Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton![/p][/quote]That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity. According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive. Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt. Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already. SaintJD
  • Score: 12

2:57pm Fri 30 May 14

saints1998 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
Yeah definitely
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]Yeah definitely saints1998
  • Score: 8

3:01pm Fri 30 May 14

merrysaint says...

My choices:

1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU)
2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!)
3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting)
4. Koeman
My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman merrysaint
  • Score: -3

3:02pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
saintmicky wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!!
I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)
Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!![/p][/quote]I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)[/p][/quote]Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding. SaintJD
  • Score: 14

3:03pm Fri 30 May 14

jasons odd says...

Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it

Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked

Benfica . total failure SACKED

PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign

Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED.

AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED

Feyenoord , finished 2nd ,


So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland



This is NOT someone we want managing our club
Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked Benfica . total failure SACKED PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED. AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED Feyenoord , finished 2nd , So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland This is NOT someone we want managing our club jasons odd
  • Score: 16

3:09pm Fri 30 May 14

saint christopher says...

Once upon a time there was a little red and white striped sports car. It wasn't as big, flashy or fast as some of his friends but he was good to drive and went on some exciting journeys.

Unfortunately his owners didn't really care about him and didn't maintain him properly so that over time he became an unreliable rust bucket, continually failing his MoT's and falling further and further behind his friends.

But one day he was spotted by someone from Germany who had always wanted to own such a car, who bought him and spent a considerable amount of money so that he ran even better than he did before and once again looked shiny and new (albeit no longer with red and white stripes).

One day the man's daughter took over running the car and got other people to help, who promised that they would take it on a wonderful journey so that it could compete with even the biggest and flashiest of his friends.

Everyone was so pleased for the little car, who was excited about the adventure he was about to begin. But his new owners hadn't realised (or if they hadn't admitted to knowing) that this journey was going to cost a lot of money, so they began to sell bits of the car that were highly prized by the owners of his friends who wanted them to make their cars better.

The result was that the little car's journey never even began, because when his owners finally decided to take him out they found that many of his important bits had been sold. This meant they quickly had to look around for bits to replace them, but found that all the other cars had already had the best quality bits bought for them, meaning they were left having to buy cheap, inferior bits.

This meant the poor little car was able to start his journey, but unfortunately he no longer ran as well as he did before and continually broke down and got passed by all the other cars. His owners didn't seem to understand what had happened to him, and kept saying to everyone what a lovely car he was, but those who knew about cars sadly shook their heads and said what a shame it was that such an exciting chance had been missed.
Once upon a time there was a little red and white striped sports car. It wasn't as big, flashy or fast as some of his friends but he was good to drive and went on some exciting journeys. Unfortunately his owners didn't really care about him and didn't maintain him properly so that over time he became an unreliable rust bucket, continually failing his MoT's and falling further and further behind his friends. But one day he was spotted by someone from Germany who had always wanted to own such a car, who bought him and spent a considerable amount of money so that he ran even better than he did before and once again looked shiny and new (albeit no longer with red and white stripes). One day the man's daughter took over running the car and got other people to help, who promised that they would take it on a wonderful journey so that it could compete with even the biggest and flashiest of his friends. Everyone was so pleased for the little car, who was excited about the adventure he was about to begin. But his new owners hadn't realised (or if they hadn't admitted to knowing) that this journey was going to cost a lot of money, so they began to sell bits of the car that were highly prized by the owners of his friends who wanted them to make their cars better. The result was that the little car's journey never even began, because when his owners finally decided to take him out they found that many of his important bits had been sold. This meant they quickly had to look around for bits to replace them, but found that all the other cars had already had the best quality bits bought for them, meaning they were left having to buy cheap, inferior bits. This meant the poor little car was able to start his journey, but unfortunately he no longer ran as well as he did before and continually broke down and got passed by all the other cars. His owners didn't seem to understand what had happened to him, and kept saying to everyone what a lovely car he was, but those who knew about cars sadly shook their heads and said what a shame it was that such an exciting chance had been missed. saint christopher
  • Score: -10

3:11pm Fri 30 May 14

OfficialSpudUk says...

SaintJD wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity.

According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive.

Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt.

Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.
Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge!

And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while...

...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news.

My last thoughts:

MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave.
Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him.
Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them.
We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton![/p][/quote]That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity. According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive. Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt. Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge! And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while... ...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news. My last thoughts: MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave. Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him. Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them. We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season. OfficialSpudUk
  • Score: 4

3:26pm Fri 30 May 14

OfficialSpudUk says...

jasons odd wrote:
Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it

Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked

Benfica . total failure SACKED

PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign

Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED.

AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED

Feyenoord , finished 2nd ,


So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland



This is NOT someone we want managing our club
Oh, one last thing.

In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games.

So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?
[quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked Benfica . total failure SACKED PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED. AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED Feyenoord , finished 2nd , So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland This is NOT someone we want managing our club[/p][/quote]Oh, one last thing. In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games. So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do? OfficialSpudUk
  • Score: 3

3:27pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity.

According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive.

Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt.

Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.
Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge!

And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while...

...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news.

My last thoughts:

MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave.
Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him.
Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them.
We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.
F@ck off then
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton![/p][/quote]That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity. According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive. Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt. Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge! And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while... ...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news. My last thoughts: MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave. Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him. Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them. We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.[/p][/quote]F@ck off then J7junctionseven
  • Score: 5

3:28pm Fri 30 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
jasons odd wrote:
Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it

Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked

Benfica . total failure SACKED

PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign

Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED.

AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED

Feyenoord , finished 2nd ,


So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland



This is NOT someone we want managing our club
Oh, one last thing.

In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games.

So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?
Thought you'd gone??? make your mind up
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked Benfica . total failure SACKED PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED. AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED Feyenoord , finished 2nd , So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland This is NOT someone we want managing our club[/p][/quote]Oh, one last thing. In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games. So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?[/p][/quote]Thought you'd gone??? make your mind up J7junctionseven
  • Score: 5

3:37pm Fri 30 May 14

Rising_Son says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
Garcia managed the Barcelona youth team and won the Turkish title last year for Maccabi their first title in 10 years in his first season. He got Brighton into the playoffs after they were languishing and won 8 on the trot to get there just finishing short. I'm sure there was an agreement that allowed him to walk away if they didn't make the Premiership. He was interested in the Celtic job but now could well be a good shout for Saints.

I would be happy with him or Koeman.
That's quite some record. The first and only person to lead an Israeli team to the Turkish title. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Actually, his win %age at Brighton was rather poor, around 30-40%. In Israel, it was quite impressive.
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Garcia managed the Barcelona youth team and won the Turkish title last year for Maccabi their first title in 10 years in his first season. He got Brighton into the playoffs after they were languishing and won 8 on the trot to get there just finishing short. I'm sure there was an agreement that allowed him to walk away if they didn't make the Premiership. He was interested in the Celtic job but now could well be a good shout for Saints. I would be happy with him or Koeman.[/p][/quote]That's quite some record. The first and only person to lead an Israeli team to the Turkish title. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Actually, his win %age at Brighton was rather poor, around 30-40%. In Israel, it was quite impressive. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Fri 30 May 14

Rising_Son says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity.

According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive.

Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt.

Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.
Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge!

And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while...

...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news.

My last thoughts:

MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave.
Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him.
Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them.
We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.
Why does everyone blame armchair fans for everything?
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton![/p][/quote]That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity. According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive. Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt. Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge! And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while... ...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news. My last thoughts: MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave. Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him. Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them. We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.[/p][/quote]Why does everyone blame armchair fans for everything? Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

3:50pm Fri 30 May 14

The stripes says...

He looks a bit like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I know that doesn't make the blindest bit of difference but if you had a guy who just took a job at your company that looked like an actor who played very cool parts in films you'd be buzzing off it. Right?

Ok, he's not a Brad Pitt but he's got it where it counts.
He looks a bit like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I know that doesn't make the blindest bit of difference but if you had a guy who just took a job at your company that looked like an actor who played very cool parts in films you'd be buzzing off it. Right? Ok, he's not a Brad Pitt but he's got it where it counts. The stripes
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Fri 30 May 14

Bartonlona says...

Why all the panic? Lambert had a couple of seasons left and as good as he is there are other alternatives . As for a manager, there are plenty of high calibre managers who will be willing to take over as can be seen from Koemans's agent. It will be a question of getting the best of those high calibre mangers to sit down and come up with their vision! There is no reason that a couple of players shouldn't leave, Cortese said that they would bring two or three academy players through per season and sell one of those! Lambert was going to be sold in January and Poch was happy with that!
Why all the panic? Lambert had a couple of seasons left and as good as he is there are other alternatives . As for a manager, there are plenty of high calibre managers who will be willing to take over as can be seen from Koemans's agent. It will be a question of getting the best of those high calibre mangers to sit down and come up with their vision! There is no reason that a couple of players shouldn't leave, Cortese said that they would bring two or three academy players through per season and sell one of those! Lambert was going to be sold in January and Poch was happy with that! Bartonlona
  • Score: 11

3:58pm Fri 30 May 14

saintmicky says...

SaintJD wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saintmicky wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!!
I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)
Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.
I thought they bought him on a buy two get both half price deal!
Lallana at £20M, half the price of Ozil and the same as Swansea wanted for Bony (that's got to be half price) and Rickie for £4M great!
Funny I didn't get a half price deal to watch the half a remaining team offer though!
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!![/p][/quote]I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)[/p][/quote]Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.[/p][/quote]I thought they bought him on a buy two get both half price deal! Lallana at £20M, half the price of Ozil and the same as Swansea wanted for Bony (that's got to be half price) and Rickie for £4M great! Funny I didn't get a half price deal to watch the half a remaining team offer though! saintmicky
  • Score: 3

4:03pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

Rising_Son wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving.

Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12.

He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team.

Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton!
That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity.

According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive.

Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt.

Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.
Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge!

And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while...

...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news.

My last thoughts:

MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave.
Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him.
Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them.
We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.
Why does everyone blame armchair fans for everything?
Yeah, is Guly an armchair fan?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: Been keen on this appointment since it was rumoured MP was leaving. Koeman has a brilliant track record in European football and in the domestic Eredivisie league, one of the top leagues in Europe. He won the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2001-2 and 2003-4 seasons, the KNVB (the Dutch FA Cup) again with Ajax in the 2001-2 season. He won the Eredivisie again with PSV in 2006-7, Cope del Rey in the 2007-8 season with Valencia, and most recently the Johan Cruijff Shield (the Dutch equivalent of the FA Community Shield) with AZ in 2009. With his current club, Feyenoord, he came second in the division last season, 3rd in 2012-13 and 2nd in 2011-12. He also plays fast attacking football, last season Feyenoord were the highest scoring team in the league, and has a track record of developing young talent, just look at the quality of players like Bruno Martins Indi, Jean-Paul Boëtius, Jordy Clasie, Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and Terence Kongolo, all who have come through the Feyenoord Academy, were promoted to the senior squad under Koeman, and now play for the Dutch national team. Would be absolutely top, and has achieved much more in a much harder league the Yakin. Make it happen Southampton![/p][/quote]That's a very selective view of his achievements. Maybe I'm negative, though I like to think I'm very balanced, but I didn't read his CV with so much positivity. According to Wiki, the PSV one was virtually a miracle after the team collapsed completely in the second half of the season. Other than that he's only won cup competitions at fairly decent clubs. Ajax league wins can't be seen as particularly impressive. Any league Steve McClaren can win has to be taken with a bit of a pitch of salt. Difference with Yakin is that he's young. But by the sounds of it our brilliant proactive board have let him join another club already.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, Wikipedia, the ultimate source of footballing knowledge! And I would hardly suggest that our board have "let" Yakin join another club, last I heard people were free to make their own decisions, and if it's true, then negotiations with Spartak must have been going on for a while... ...anyway, I'm quitting the Echo comments boards now. The Saints fans that seem to congregate here doesn't seem to be genuine fans, but rather hysterical moaners who throw their toys out of the pram at the slightest hint of bad news. My last thoughts: MoPo wanted to go, he was offered a good contract but refused, then quit in order to leave. Getting £5m for Rickie to leave and play his last season or so at his dream club is a brilliant move for Southampton and for him. Despite what the armchair fans think, the Board seem to know what they are doing and are highly experience in management, sports and business. I trust them. We will get a new manager, we will bring in new players, and we will do fine next season.[/p][/quote]Why does everyone blame armchair fans for everything?[/p][/quote]Yeah, is Guly an armchair fan? SaintJD
  • Score: 2

4:15pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
jasons odd wrote:
Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it

Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked

Benfica . total failure SACKED

PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign

Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED.

AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED

Feyenoord , finished 2nd ,


So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland



This is NOT someone we want managing our club
Oh, one last thing.

In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games.

So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?
He might do well, who knows. Strachan was crap at most clubs, did well for us, Hoddle was good with us, crap at Spurs, Souness's record wasn't great but I thought he did well with us - and he nearly got us relegated... but we also had some of the best entertainment we'd enjoyed in years.

So it's an odd one. If I was you I'd stick around - yep, there are some extreme views but that's what debate is about.

I imagine you're including me in the list of toy throwing contributors, but the interesting thing is I've been on this forum standing up for the board for the last two months.

It gets a little bit embarrassing continuing to stand up for them when basically they seem to be anything but in control.

If you'd asked me last Friday I'd have said, yes, Poch will stay, they've had it in hand all along, we will lose Luke and may, sadly, lose Adam.

And that was fine, I'm happy to accept the odd blow and I'm realistic. However, after last season we shouldn't be losing all our top players and we should at least have deterred it, not invited it.

I had confidence that they would have had a plan but sadly the proof is that they are being 'surprised' quite a bit of late. Bid for Rickie was 'a surprise'.

Don't see why. He's a great player and it seems everyone has a price.

I'm sure J-Rod's dream is to play in Europe for Mo Po. Is it going to be cruel not to let him follow that dream?
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked Benfica . total failure SACKED PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED. AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED Feyenoord , finished 2nd , So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland This is NOT someone we want managing our club[/p][/quote]Oh, one last thing. In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games. So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?[/p][/quote]He might do well, who knows. Strachan was crap at most clubs, did well for us, Hoddle was good with us, crap at Spurs, Souness's record wasn't great but I thought he did well with us - and he nearly got us relegated... but we also had some of the best entertainment we'd enjoyed in years. So it's an odd one. If I was you I'd stick around - yep, there are some extreme views but that's what debate is about. I imagine you're including me in the list of toy throwing contributors, but the interesting thing is I've been on this forum standing up for the board for the last two months. It gets a little bit embarrassing continuing to stand up for them when basically they seem to be anything but in control. If you'd asked me last Friday I'd have said, yes, Poch will stay, they've had it in hand all along, we will lose Luke and may, sadly, lose Adam. And that was fine, I'm happy to accept the odd blow and I'm realistic. However, after last season we shouldn't be losing all our top players and we should at least have deterred it, not invited it. I had confidence that they would have had a plan but sadly the proof is that they are being 'surprised' quite a bit of late. Bid for Rickie was 'a surprise'. Don't see why. He's a great player and it seems everyone has a price. I'm sure J-Rod's dream is to play in Europe for Mo Po. Is it going to be cruel not to let him follow that dream? SaintJD
  • Score: 2

4:16pm Fri 30 May 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

merrysaint wrote:
My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman
Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug
h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way!
[quote][p][bold]merrysaint[/bold] wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman[/p][/quote]Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way! Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 0

4:19pm Fri 30 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

SaintJD wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
jasons odd wrote:
Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it

Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked

Benfica . total failure SACKED

PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign

Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED.

AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED

Feyenoord , finished 2nd ,


So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland



This is NOT someone we want managing our club
Oh, one last thing.

In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games.

So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?
He might do well, who knows. Strachan was crap at most clubs, did well for us, Hoddle was good with us, crap at Spurs, Souness's record wasn't great but I thought he did well with us - and he nearly got us relegated... but we also had some of the best entertainment we'd enjoyed in years.

So it's an odd one. If I was you I'd stick around - yep, there are some extreme views but that's what debate is about.

I imagine you're including me in the list of toy throwing contributors, but the interesting thing is I've been on this forum standing up for the board for the last two months.

It gets a little bit embarrassing continuing to stand up for them when basically they seem to be anything but in control.

If you'd asked me last Friday I'd have said, yes, Poch will stay, they've had it in hand all along, we will lose Luke and may, sadly, lose Adam.

And that was fine, I'm happy to accept the odd blow and I'm realistic. However, after last season we shouldn't be losing all our top players and we should at least have deterred it, not invited it.

I had confidence that they would have had a plan but sadly the proof is that they are being 'surprised' quite a bit of late. Bid for Rickie was 'a surprise'.

Don't see why. He's a great player and it seems everyone has a price.

I'm sure J-Rod's dream is to play in Europe for Mo Po. Is it going to be cruel not to let him follow that dream?
By the time J-Rod is fully fit Judas might have been sacked by the spuds.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked Benfica . total failure SACKED PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED. AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED Feyenoord , finished 2nd , So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland This is NOT someone we want managing our club[/p][/quote]Oh, one last thing. In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games. So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?[/p][/quote]He might do well, who knows. Strachan was crap at most clubs, did well for us, Hoddle was good with us, crap at Spurs, Souness's record wasn't great but I thought he did well with us - and he nearly got us relegated... but we also had some of the best entertainment we'd enjoyed in years. So it's an odd one. If I was you I'd stick around - yep, there are some extreme views but that's what debate is about. I imagine you're including me in the list of toy throwing contributors, but the interesting thing is I've been on this forum standing up for the board for the last two months. It gets a little bit embarrassing continuing to stand up for them when basically they seem to be anything but in control. If you'd asked me last Friday I'd have said, yes, Poch will stay, they've had it in hand all along, we will lose Luke and may, sadly, lose Adam. And that was fine, I'm happy to accept the odd blow and I'm realistic. However, after last season we shouldn't be losing all our top players and we should at least have deterred it, not invited it. I had confidence that they would have had a plan but sadly the proof is that they are being 'surprised' quite a bit of late. Bid for Rickie was 'a surprise'. Don't see why. He's a great player and it seems everyone has a price. I'm sure J-Rod's dream is to play in Europe for Mo Po. Is it going to be cruel not to let him follow that dream?[/p][/quote]By the time J-Rod is fully fit Judas might have been sacked by the spuds. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 9

4:20pm Fri 30 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

saint christopher wrote:
Once upon a time there was a little red and white striped sports car. It wasn't as big, flashy or fast as some of his friends but he was good to drive and went on some exciting journeys.

Unfortunately his owners didn't really care about him and didn't maintain him properly so that over time he became an unreliable rust bucket, continually failing his MoT's and falling further and further behind his friends.

But one day he was spotted by someone from Germany who had always wanted to own such a car, who bought him and spent a considerable amount of money so that he ran even better than he did before and once again looked shiny and new (albeit no longer with red and white stripes).

One day the man's daughter took over running the car and got other people to help, who promised that they would take it on a wonderful journey so that it could compete with even the biggest and flashiest of his friends.

Everyone was so pleased for the little car, who was excited about the adventure he was about to begin. But his new owners hadn't realised (or if they hadn't admitted to knowing) that this journey was going to cost a lot of money, so they began to sell bits of the car that were highly prized by the owners of his friends who wanted them to make their cars better.

The result was that the little car's journey never even began, because when his owners finally decided to take him out they found that many of his important bits had been sold. This meant they quickly had to look around for bits to replace them, but found that all the other cars had already had the best quality bits bought for them, meaning they were left having to buy cheap, inferior bits.

This meant the poor little car was able to start his journey, but unfortunately he no longer ran as well as he did before and continually broke down and got passed by all the other cars. His owners didn't seem to understand what had happened to him, and kept saying to everyone what a lovely car he was, but those who knew about cars sadly shook their heads and said what a shame it was that such an exciting chance had been missed.
Nothing wrong with the the car,its the Noddy and Big Ears driving it I'm worried about at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Once upon a time there was a little red and white striped sports car. It wasn't as big, flashy or fast as some of his friends but he was good to drive and went on some exciting journeys. Unfortunately his owners didn't really care about him and didn't maintain him properly so that over time he became an unreliable rust bucket, continually failing his MoT's and falling further and further behind his friends. But one day he was spotted by someone from Germany who had always wanted to own such a car, who bought him and spent a considerable amount of money so that he ran even better than he did before and once again looked shiny and new (albeit no longer with red and white stripes). One day the man's daughter took over running the car and got other people to help, who promised that they would take it on a wonderful journey so that it could compete with even the biggest and flashiest of his friends. Everyone was so pleased for the little car, who was excited about the adventure he was about to begin. But his new owners hadn't realised (or if they hadn't admitted to knowing) that this journey was going to cost a lot of money, so they began to sell bits of the car that were highly prized by the owners of his friends who wanted them to make their cars better. The result was that the little car's journey never even began, because when his owners finally decided to take him out they found that many of his important bits had been sold. This meant they quickly had to look around for bits to replace them, but found that all the other cars had already had the best quality bits bought for them, meaning they were left having to buy cheap, inferior bits. This meant the poor little car was able to start his journey, but unfortunately he no longer ran as well as he did before and continually broke down and got passed by all the other cars. His owners didn't seem to understand what had happened to him, and kept saying to everyone what a lovely car he was, but those who knew about cars sadly shook their heads and said what a shame it was that such an exciting chance had been missed.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with the the car,its the Noddy and Big Ears driving it I'm worried about at the moment. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

4:32pm Fri 30 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
YOU ARE WRONG.

YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!!
J7junctionseven is no fool ; however, like most of the fan base is PRETTY ANGRY AND UPSET ABOUT EVENTS AT ST MARY'S.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON - WE'RE OFF TO BRAZIL ... has a very hollow ring to it now and ...................

Looking with the lads in the Pub to cancel our Trip to BRAZIL representing SOUTHAMPTON'S RED ARMY with our ENGLAND FLAG.

No-one is looking to support a newly signed Liverpooool Player or Manure (Luke Shaw) etc

WE HAD A TOP SIDE WITH 3 LIONS PLAYING FOR SAINTS - ALL THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM US.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong??[/p][/quote]YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!![/p][/quote]J7junctionseven is no fool ; however, like most of the fan base is PRETTY ANGRY AND UPSET ABOUT EVENTS AT ST MARY'S. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON - WE'RE OFF TO BRAZIL ... has a very hollow ring to it now and ................... Looking with the lads in the Pub to cancel our Trip to BRAZIL representing SOUTHAMPTON'S RED ARMY with our ENGLAND FLAG. No-one is looking to support a newly signed Liverpooool Player or Manure (Luke Shaw) etc WE HAD A TOP SIDE WITH 3 LIONS PLAYING FOR SAINTS - ALL THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM US. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 14

4:34pm Fri 30 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
jasons odd wrote:
Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it

Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked

Benfica . total failure SACKED

PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign

Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED.

AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED

Feyenoord , finished 2nd ,


So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland



This is NOT someone we want managing our club
Oh, one last thing.

In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games.

So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?
He might do well, who knows. Strachan was crap at most clubs, did well for us, Hoddle was good with us, crap at Spurs, Souness's record wasn't great but I thought he did well with us - and he nearly got us relegated... but we also had some of the best entertainment we'd enjoyed in years.

So it's an odd one. If I was you I'd stick around - yep, there are some extreme views but that's what debate is about.

I imagine you're including me in the list of toy throwing contributors, but the interesting thing is I've been on this forum standing up for the board for the last two months.

It gets a little bit embarrassing continuing to stand up for them when basically they seem to be anything but in control.

If you'd asked me last Friday I'd have said, yes, Poch will stay, they've had it in hand all along, we will lose Luke and may, sadly, lose Adam.

And that was fine, I'm happy to accept the odd blow and I'm realistic. However, after last season we shouldn't be losing all our top players and we should at least have deterred it, not invited it.

I had confidence that they would have had a plan but sadly the proof is that they are being 'surprised' quite a bit of late. Bid for Rickie was 'a surprise'.

Don't see why. He's a great player and it seems everyone has a price.

I'm sure J-Rod's dream is to play in Europe for Mo Po. Is it going to be cruel not to let him follow that dream?
By the time J-Rod is fully fit Judas might have been sacked by the spuds.
Argies are only good for one thing !!

MUST HAVE A PINT in recognition of sinking the BELGRANO !!

Up the Saints !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree about Koeman , he has an awful record as manager . Wiki it Ajax . Won 2 leagues in 4 seasons , 8 points behind and out of all cups early in 4th season , he lost his job QUIT before being sacked Benfica . total failure SACKED PSV . Won league , but he inherited the best team . Not considered a successful reign Valencia . Won a cup but had valencia close to relegation and was SACKED. AZ . inherited the champions but lost 7 out of first 16 games and was SACKED Feyenoord , finished 2nd , So he hss won leagues with Ajax and PSV ... not great achievements , Ajax and PSV are the two biggest clubs in Holland This is NOT someone we want managing our club[/p][/quote]Oh, one last thing. In Pochettino's first season at Espanyol they finished 10th, then 11th in the 2009-10 season, 8th in the 2010-11 season, and 14th in 2011-12 season. In his final season, he lasted until November when SACKED by Espanyol with them bottom of La Liga, with just 9 points from 13 matches. In 3 years at Espanyol, he only won 53 games (32%). Similarly, his success rate at Southampton has only been 38% win rate, winning 23 out of 60 games. So, if someone with Pochettino's record could do so well with Southampton, what could a Eredivisie and Cope del Rey winner like Koeman do?[/p][/quote]He might do well, who knows. Strachan was crap at most clubs, did well for us, Hoddle was good with us, crap at Spurs, Souness's record wasn't great but I thought he did well with us - and he nearly got us relegated... but we also had some of the best entertainment we'd enjoyed in years. So it's an odd one. If I was you I'd stick around - yep, there are some extreme views but that's what debate is about. I imagine you're including me in the list of toy throwing contributors, but the interesting thing is I've been on this forum standing up for the board for the last two months. It gets a little bit embarrassing continuing to stand up for them when basically they seem to be anything but in control. If you'd asked me last Friday I'd have said, yes, Poch will stay, they've had it in hand all along, we will lose Luke and may, sadly, lose Adam. And that was fine, I'm happy to accept the odd blow and I'm realistic. However, after last season we shouldn't be losing all our top players and we should at least have deterred it, not invited it. I had confidence that they would have had a plan but sadly the proof is that they are being 'surprised' quite a bit of late. Bid for Rickie was 'a surprise'. Don't see why. He's a great player and it seems everyone has a price. I'm sure J-Rod's dream is to play in Europe for Mo Po. Is it going to be cruel not to let him follow that dream?[/p][/quote]By the time J-Rod is fully fit Judas might have been sacked by the spuds.[/p][/quote]Argies are only good for one thing !! MUST HAVE A PINT in recognition of sinking the BELGRANO !! Up the Saints !!!!! The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Fri 30 May 14

BracknellSaint says...

Dooorrrset saint wrote:
merrysaint wrote:
My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman
Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug

h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way!
Think it might be the Moyes bit..
Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..
[quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merrysaint[/bold] wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman[/p][/quote]Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way![/p][/quote]Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure.. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Fri 30 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

One of the current issues apart from no Manager is that the Squad was already light - We needed to keep our Players and buy more as well as to combine youth.

Now the Progress Vision - the pride in our ENGLAND trio - and also a good chance of a Wembley visit with the aim of a CUP is dissolving before our eyes.

Southampton Fans have fought so hard to achieve where we are - and characters like Les Reed have torn the dream apart.

SACK THE BOARD. COYR
One of the current issues apart from no Manager is that the Squad was already light - We needed to keep our Players and buy more as well as to combine youth. Now the Progress Vision - the pride in our ENGLAND trio - and also a good chance of a Wembley visit with the aim of a CUP is dissolving before our eyes. Southampton Fans have fought so hard to achieve where we are - and characters like Les Reed have torn the dream apart. SACK THE BOARD. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 7

4:52pm Fri 30 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

ItchenBridger wrote:
Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire!
Invisible man..seen.
[quote][p][bold]ItchenBridger[/bold] wrote: Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire![/p][/quote]Invisible man..seen. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Fri 30 May 14

ItchenBridger says...

Maradona seen at Fleet Services with Big Mac!
Maradona seen at Fleet Services with Big Mac! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 2

5:12pm Fri 30 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

ItchenBridger wrote:
Maradona seen at Fleet Services with Big Mac!
...and a hat,and dark glasses,still recognisable though.Keeps waving hand in the air.
[quote][p][bold]ItchenBridger[/bold] wrote: Maradona seen at Fleet Services with Big Mac![/p][/quote]...and a hat,and dark glasses,still recognisable though.Keeps waving hand in the air. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Fri 30 May 14

long memory says...

I will be angry if we sell A L,and will be b++++y livid if we sell him for less than £40 million.
I will be angry if we sell A L,and will be b++++y livid if we sell him for less than £40 million. long memory
  • Score: 8

5:31pm Fri 30 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

I STILL SAY RAFA BENITEZ IS THE BEST CHOICE.

High profile, experienced and successful.

Les & Ralph go and get him.
I STILL SAY RAFA BENITEZ IS THE BEST CHOICE. High profile, experienced and successful. Les & Ralph go and get him. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 8

5:34pm Fri 30 May 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Try Ebay you will get a good price or try flog it!
Try Ebay you will get a good price or try flog it! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Fri 30 May 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???
ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site !
I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday.
They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund.
I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t.
They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds.
I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!!
I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness.
They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season.
Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not?
If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you?
Or am I wrong??
YOU ARE WRONG.

YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!!
J7junctionseven is no fool ; however, like most of the fan base is PRETTY ANGRY AND UPSET ABOUT EVENTS AT ST MARY'S.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON - WE'RE OFF TO BRAZIL ... has a very hollow ring to it now and ...................

Looking with the lads in the Pub to cancel our Trip to BRAZIL representing SOUTHAMPTON'S RED ARMY with our ENGLAND FLAG.

No-one is looking to support a newly signed Liverpooool Player or Manure (Luke Shaw) etc

WE HAD A TOP SIDE WITH 3 LIONS PLAYING FOR SAINTS - ALL THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM US.
If you want to restore your faith in football - this evening you can see an international match with a team of players who are thrilled and proud to fulfil a lifelong dream to wear their national shirt.

No, not England of course!! I'm watching Palestine vs Philippines in the final of the Asian Football Federation Challenge Cup. Live now on TV at
http://nfl-streaming
.tv/stream24.html
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Does anyone who has already renewed their season tickets feel like they've been mugged off???[/p][/quote]ease ya self up mate ! chill just wait and see what happens ! this time next week we could be buzzing and over the moon , saints wouldnt be saints without these ups and downs . mines still a half a glass full . i wont believe ricks gone til i see it on our web site ![/p][/quote]I called the saints Customer services this morning to ask if they can refund the money for the season tickets I bought on Wednesday. They asked me what was the reason for me wanting the refund. I told them I don't want to watch a sh1t team next season and that it would appear I had been mugged off by our Chairman's bullsh!t. They have refused the refund as these reasons were not on their list of viable reasons for refunds. I then asked what reasons would warrant a refund and was given "Critical Illness or Death" as the first two!! I then said that the recent and ongoing asset stripping of our club and false statements by our so called Chairman was having an affect on my health which could contribute to illness. They wouldn't have it and kept quoting my first reason of having a sh1t team to watch next season. Surely this is a breach of consumer rights is it not? If you buy something that you feel is worth having and has been endorsed by the company's Chairman of all people and end up getting a product that is substandard you are entitled to a full refund as you've been mis-sold the product haven't you? Or am I wrong??[/p][/quote]YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT!![/p][/quote]J7junctionseven is no fool ; however, like most of the fan base is PRETTY ANGRY AND UPSET ABOUT EVENTS AT ST MARY'S. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON - WE'RE OFF TO BRAZIL ... has a very hollow ring to it now and ................... Looking with the lads in the Pub to cancel our Trip to BRAZIL representing SOUTHAMPTON'S RED ARMY with our ENGLAND FLAG. No-one is looking to support a newly signed Liverpooool Player or Manure (Luke Shaw) etc WE HAD A TOP SIDE WITH 3 LIONS PLAYING FOR SAINTS - ALL THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM US.[/p][/quote]If you want to restore your faith in football - this evening you can see an international match with a team of players who are thrilled and proud to fulfil a lifelong dream to wear their national shirt. No, not England of course!! I'm watching Palestine vs Philippines in the final of the Asian Football Federation Challenge Cup. Live now on TV at http://nfl-streaming .tv/stream24.html Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Fri 30 May 14

saintbobby says...

I am not going to be controversial because frankly, many of the names in the frame are unknown to me.

But I am not sure why David Moyes is discounted. Good record at Everton and really was on a no-go at Manure. So he will be very keen to get his name in good books again. Could be good.

AVB started well at Chelsea and ran into Levy at Spuds which as MP will find out is not so much bad luck as carelessness!

Tim Sherwood was probably harshly treated and some figures I read somewhere, showed he had the best % win record of several managers.

The Continental chaps mentioned here are unknown to me so I will keep quiet.

So out of all of this, let us hope a very quick appointment is made, whoever it is, as we do need this ship steering in the right direction again in a true Southampton way, just like Cunard and P & O do from the Ocean terminal!
I am not going to be controversial because frankly, many of the names in the frame are unknown to me. But I am not sure why David Moyes is discounted. Good record at Everton and really was on a no-go at Manure. So he will be very keen to get his name in good books again. Could be good. AVB started well at Chelsea and ran into Levy at Spuds which as MP will find out is not so much bad luck as carelessness! Tim Sherwood was probably harshly treated and some figures I read somewhere, showed he had the best % win record of several managers. The Continental chaps mentioned here are unknown to me so I will keep quiet. So out of all of this, let us hope a very quick appointment is made, whoever it is, as we do need this ship steering in the right direction again in a true Southampton way, just like Cunard and P & O do from the Ocean terminal! saintbobby
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Fri 30 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
I STILL SAY RAFA BENITEZ IS THE BEST CHOICE.

High profile, experienced and successful.

Les & Ralph go and get him.
Good shout,nothing to lose.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: I STILL SAY RAFA BENITEZ IS THE BEST CHOICE. High profile, experienced and successful. Les & Ralph go and get him.[/p][/quote]Good shout,nothing to lose. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 6

5:38pm Fri 30 May 14

pitbull says...

SaintJD wrote:
pitbull wrote:
The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here.

Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.
Errr, have you been away for a few days or something? It's not a case of stiring sh!t it's trying not to drown in it as Ralphy Boy prepares for his next visit to the lavatory. Don't worry though, maybe he'll make another statement tomorrow, so we're all OK.
Since Cortese left we have had around 15 first team players supposedly signing for other teams.
The previous manager put off talking about contracts until the end of the season and then, when a good offer was put before him, he done one. The previous manager played the club a blinder, took us for a ride.
Two days before he left, Cortese puts his smug face on the BBC saying it wouldn't be happening if he was still at the club. I wonder why.
Rumours have to start somewhere and there's so many it's unnatural.

Someone is out to destablize the club.

If I'm wrong about the current board and they appoint a cheap option as a manager, sell all the players and rely on the youth team, I'll come on here and apologise.
If come August we have a good manager with a decent looking team will any of the Cortese clan be big enough to apologise to the board, I doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here. Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.[/p][/quote]Errr, have you been away for a few days or something? It's not a case of stiring sh!t it's trying not to drown in it as Ralphy Boy prepares for his next visit to the lavatory. Don't worry though, maybe he'll make another statement tomorrow, so we're all OK.[/p][/quote]Since Cortese left we have had around 15 first team players supposedly signing for other teams. The previous manager put off talking about contracts until the end of the season and then, when a good offer was put before him, he done one. The previous manager played the club a blinder, took us for a ride. Two days before he left, Cortese puts his smug face on the BBC saying it wouldn't be happening if he was still at the club. I wonder why. Rumours have to start somewhere and there's so many it's unnatural. Someone is out to destablize the club. If I'm wrong about the current board and they appoint a cheap option as a manager, sell all the players and rely on the youth team, I'll come on here and apologise. If come August we have a good manager with a decent looking team will any of the Cortese clan be big enough to apologise to the board, I doubt it. pitbull
  • Score: 2

5:41pm Fri 30 May 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

After a quiet couple of days in the betting market, Koeman's odds narrowed sharply this morning and he is now favourite at around evens. Yakin (who was level with him yesterday) now out to 13/2. My "dark horse" (and fear) is Christian Gross, quoted by only one bookie but now come in from 25/1 to 12/1. He's Swiss. Dreadful managerial record.
http://www.oddscheck
er.com/football/foot
ball-specials/southa
mpton/next-permanent
-manager
After a quiet couple of days in the betting market, Koeman's odds narrowed sharply this morning and he is now favourite at around evens. Yakin (who was level with him yesterday) now out to 13/2. My "dark horse" (and fear) is Christian Gross, quoted by only one bookie but now come in from 25/1 to 12/1. He's Swiss. Dreadful managerial record. http://www.oddscheck er.com/football/foot ball-specials/southa mpton/next-permanent -manager Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Fri 30 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

pitbull wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
pitbull wrote:
The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here.

Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.
Errr, have you been away for a few days or something? It's not a case of stiring sh!t it's trying not to drown in it as Ralphy Boy prepares for his next visit to the lavatory. Don't worry though, maybe he'll make another statement tomorrow, so we're all OK.
Since Cortese left we have had around 15 first team players supposedly signing for other teams.
The previous manager put off talking about contracts until the end of the season and then, when a good offer was put before him, he done one. The previous manager played the club a blinder, took us for a ride.
Two days before he left, Cortese puts his smug face on the BBC saying it wouldn't be happening if he was still at the club. I wonder why.
Rumours have to start somewhere and there's so many it's unnatural.

Someone is out to destablize the club.

If I'm wrong about the current board and they appoint a cheap option as a manager, sell all the players and rely on the youth team, I'll come on here and apologise.
If come August we have a good manager with a decent looking team will any of the Cortese clan be big enough to apologise to the board, I doubt it.
I'm a Cortese fan,but if Ralph and Les can get through this and steer us into clear water,everyone will be right behind them,at the moment everyone is worried,because no one knows which way it is going to go.
I agree with you are though, up to this point,the wheel hasn't yet come off.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: The way things are looking, even if the board appointed Mourinho, Pellegrini or Ancellotti they would still be slated on here. Well done the sh!t stirrers, good job.[/p][/quote]Errr, have you been away for a few days or something? It's not a case of stiring sh!t it's trying not to drown in it as Ralphy Boy prepares for his next visit to the lavatory. Don't worry though, maybe he'll make another statement tomorrow, so we're all OK.[/p][/quote]Since Cortese left we have had around 15 first team players supposedly signing for other teams. The previous manager put off talking about contracts until the end of the season and then, when a good offer was put before him, he done one. The previous manager played the club a blinder, took us for a ride. Two days before he left, Cortese puts his smug face on the BBC saying it wouldn't be happening if he was still at the club. I wonder why. Rumours have to start somewhere and there's so many it's unnatural. Someone is out to destablize the club. If I'm wrong about the current board and they appoint a cheap option as a manager, sell all the players and rely on the youth team, I'll come on here and apologise. If come August we have a good manager with a decent looking team will any of the Cortese clan be big enough to apologise to the board, I doubt it.[/p][/quote]I'm a Cortese fan,but if Ralph and Les can get through this and steer us into clear water,everyone will be right behind them,at the moment everyone is worried,because no one knows which way it is going to go. I agree with you are though, up to this point,the wheel hasn't yet come off. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Fri 30 May 14

The singing saint says...

Freddy. Kruger go back to hockey you know nothing about football your board is feeding your supporters lies this current board appointing a new manager that will only be a puppet for them. We need a board that can stand behind there statements totally gutted lifelong supporter..go back west and play in the MSL
Freddy. Kruger go back to hockey you know nothing about football your board is feeding your supporters lies this current board appointing a new manager that will only be a puppet for them. We need a board that can stand behind there statements totally gutted lifelong supporter..go back west and play in the MSL The singing saint
  • Score: 1

6:06pm Fri 30 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

To Katharina, Ralph & Les

We now need you to do something positive, selling our best players will take us backwards, so apart from Osvaldo DO NOT SELL ANY MORE OF OUR YOUNG STARS. Believe me there will be a massive revolt from us fans if you break up the team that has taken 5 years to build.
It is a young squad that will improve with the right additions, it does not need rebuilding before it has even reached its potential.

The statement of intent you need is to sign a successful, experienced, high profile new manager who will convince the players to stay and attract other top players to take us on. Rafa Benitez fits that requirement not the other names being listed, do not go for a cheap option.
To Katharina, Ralph & Les We now need you to do something positive, selling our best players will take us backwards, so apart from Osvaldo DO NOT SELL ANY MORE OF OUR YOUNG STARS. Believe me there will be a massive revolt from us fans if you break up the team that has taken 5 years to build. It is a young squad that will improve with the right additions, it does not need rebuilding before it has even reached its potential. The statement of intent you need is to sign a successful, experienced, high profile new manager who will convince the players to stay and attract other top players to take us on. Rafa Benitez fits that requirement not the other names being listed, do not go for a cheap option. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 10

6:23pm Fri 30 May 14

Dorssaints says...

koeman! oh yes we can really trust him, do we not remember him cheating against England by fouling Platt and also saying it was outside the area!
.
He will be another using us foe some additional funds and as a springboard to elsewhere! At least we would know who ate all the pies!
.
I hope we go for Murat Yakin who has done well in Europe against English teams!
koeman! oh yes we can really trust him, do we not remember him cheating against England by fouling Platt and also saying it was outside the area! . He will be another using us foe some additional funds and as a springboard to elsewhere! At least we would know who ate all the pies! . I hope we go for Murat Yakin who has done well in Europe against English teams! Dorssaints
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Fri 30 May 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Dooorrrset saint wrote:
merrysaint wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman
Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way!
Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..
Moyes has always done ok on limited budget, and during his time at Everton, kept bringing a steady flow of young talent through the ranks.....give him the proceeds of the fire sale and I think he's probably our best bet.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merrysaint[/bold] wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman[/p][/quote]Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way![/p][/quote]Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..[/p][/quote]Moyes has always done ok on limited budget, and during his time at Everton, kept bringing a steady flow of young talent through the ranks.....give him the proceeds of the fire sale and I think he's probably our best bet. Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 1

6:28pm Fri 30 May 14

tennisaint says...

Hope he bringing some players with him cos we will only have the groundsmen in place. MP must of known and was glad to get out. Makes you wonder why we pay our season ticket in advance. I was hoping after Spurs and Arsenal came in and grabbed our assets this would not happen again. But we are now a selling club. I HOPE I'M WRONG and the board are in control but if not the fan will show with their feet . We the fans are loyal but we are no fools
Hope he bringing some players with him cos we will only have the groundsmen in place. MP must of known and was glad to get out. Makes you wonder why we pay our season ticket in advance. I was hoping after Spurs and Arsenal came in and grabbed our assets this would not happen again. But we are now a selling club. I HOPE I'M WRONG and the board are in control but if not the fan will show with their feet . We the fans are loyal but we are no fools tennisaint
  • Score: 4

6:42pm Fri 30 May 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

Dooorrrset saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Dooorrrset saint wrote:
merrysaint wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman
Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way!
Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..
Moyes has always done ok on limited budget, and during his time at Everton, kept bringing a steady flow of young talent through the ranks.....give him the proceeds of the fire sale and I think he's probably our best bet.
Is AVB doing anything at the moment? Good shout also, not every manager does well at every club. Look at poch at espanyol
[quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merrysaint[/bold] wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman[/p][/quote]Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way![/p][/quote]Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..[/p][/quote]Moyes has always done ok on limited budget, and during his time at Everton, kept bringing a steady flow of young talent through the ranks.....give him the proceeds of the fire sale and I think he's probably our best bet.[/p][/quote]Is AVB doing anything at the moment? Good shout also, not every manager does well at every club. Look at poch at espanyol Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Fri 30 May 14

M.U.CS1 says...

Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?
Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ? M.U.CS1
  • Score: -7

6:47pm Fri 30 May 14

Dorssaints says...

Dooorrrset saint wrote:
Dooorrrset saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Dooorrrset saint wrote:
merrysaint wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman
Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way!
Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..
Moyes has always done ok on limited budget, and during his time at Everton, kept bringing a steady flow of young talent through the ranks.....give him the proceeds of the fire sale and I think he's probably our best bet.
Is AVB doing anything at the moment? Good shout also, not every manager does well at every club. Look at poch at espanyol
AVB is at Zenit Saint Petersberg
[quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dooorrrset saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merrysaint[/bold] wrote: My choices: 1. Moyes (had the long-knives out for him at MU) 2. AVB (had a volatile chairman at Spurs - MoPo will go the same way!) 3. Yakin ( Scalped Chelsea, and more in CL - interesting) 4. Koeman[/p][/quote]Why all the thumbs down? That is a bloody good list.....and can't see why any of these names shouldn't be our next manager......althoug h they are going to need a pretty large transfer kitty if things keep going this way![/p][/quote]Think it might be the Moyes bit.. Would love AVB, but not going to happen. Other two? Not sure..[/p][/quote]Moyes has always done ok on limited budget, and during his time at Everton, kept bringing a steady flow of young talent through the ranks.....give him the proceeds of the fire sale and I think he's probably our best bet.[/p][/quote]Is AVB doing anything at the moment? Good shout also, not every manager does well at every club. Look at poch at espanyol[/p][/quote]AVB is at Zenit Saint Petersberg Dorssaints
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Fri 30 May 14

Oldfan says...

Easy choice for me get Moyes. He come with the Fergie seal of approval and has something to prove. Would love to see it..
Easy choice for me get Moyes. He come with the Fergie seal of approval and has something to prove. Would love to see it.. Oldfan
  • Score: 6

7:08pm Fri 30 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

Oldfan wrote:
Easy choice for me get Moyes. He come with the Fergie seal of approval and has something to prove. Would love to see it..
i agree
[quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: Easy choice for me get Moyes. He come with the Fergie seal of approval and has something to prove. Would love to see it..[/p][/quote]i agree rossofficial10
  • Score: 6

7:14pm Fri 30 May 14

montyplum says...

I have read all the comments and the one thing is that We Are Southampton FC fans.... I'm sure the board will appoint the Right candidate to take us forward ...yes some of our stars will leave that's for sure BUT we will get real quality back in.... I'm like you all gutted that mopo and RL has left but united we stand and united we fall together as ONE...
I will along with many be a saints fan no matter.....
I have read all the comments and the one thing is that We Are Southampton FC fans.... I'm sure the board will appoint the Right candidate to take us forward ...yes some of our stars will leave that's for sure BUT we will get real quality back in.... I'm like you all gutted that mopo and RL has left but united we stand and united we fall together as ONE... I will along with many be a saints fan no matter..... montyplum
  • Score: 4

7:28pm Fri 30 May 14

poshdave says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
SaintJD wrote: Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot. I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ronald_Koem an
Did you even look at his managerial stats and honours?? 3 Dutch League titles (with two different clubs) and 3 cup titles (in Holland, Spain and Portugal)! His win % after 514 games in charge is 55.84% - Pochettino's is 34.39% in only 221 games... ! This is exactly the type of manager we need!! AND he wants to come here. Noticed you mentioning AVB or Moyes coming.. They will want STUPID money. Plus, AVB is the manager of Zenith St. Petersburg... I appreciate you have a love for Saints BUT - Do some research. Come back when you know more about football so you can give valid opinions.
.....all Saints supporters opinions are valid....who are you to say which are, and which are not?................
.its a difficult time for us and this forum is for all of us to state how we feel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
....................
...
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot. I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ronald_Koem an[/p][/quote]Did you even look at his managerial stats and honours?? 3 Dutch League titles (with two different clubs) and 3 cup titles (in Holland, Spain and Portugal)! His win % after 514 games in charge is 55.84% - Pochettino's is 34.39% in only 221 games... ! This is exactly the type of manager we need!! AND he wants to come here. Noticed you mentioning AVB or Moyes coming.. They will want STUPID money. Plus, AVB is the manager of Zenith St. Petersburg... I appreciate you have a love for Saints BUT - Do some research. Come back when you know more about football so you can give valid opinions.[/p][/quote].....all Saints supporters opinions are valid....who are you to say which are, and which are not?................ .its a difficult time for us and this forum is for all of us to state how we feel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. .................... ... poshdave
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Fri 30 May 14

FaceonaBus says...

I have to say I am truly despondent today after the news about Rickie. I was looking forward to actually watching the world cup ( only bcos of the saints players) was looking forward to 3 saints player's in the world cup. I am now not convinced we will even have one. Didnt see it coming. I know I would have renewed season tickets anyway but I wish I could have waited. Gutted gutted. Still the saints will go in and we have definitely had darker days. Coyr coyr coyr
I have to say I am truly despondent today after the news about Rickie. I was looking forward to actually watching the world cup ( only bcos of the saints players) was looking forward to 3 saints player's in the world cup. I am now not convinced we will even have one. Didnt see it coming. I know I would have renewed season tickets anyway but I wish I could have waited. Gutted gutted. Still the saints will go in and we have definitely had darker days. Coyr coyr coyr FaceonaBus
  • Score: 3

8:19pm Fri 30 May 14

oldsaintsfan says...

GHamilton wrote:
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........

.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
I have supported saints since the 60's. In that time I have watched the team win one major trophy (at east it was when we won it!). Most kids around Southampton when I was young supported other "bigger" teams in London and further afield – they wanted not unnaturally to be associated with success. In my view it will take a generation and significant success on the field to build the type of support that is commercially self sustaining. However one thing I am quite certain about is that saints will remain a mid sized regional football club until and unless they start challenging the top sides and winning things . I live in hope!
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.[/p][/quote]I have supported saints since the 60's. In that time I have watched the team win one major trophy (at east it was when we won it!). Most kids around Southampton when I was young supported other "bigger" teams in London and further afield – they wanted not unnaturally to be associated with success. In my view it will take a generation and significant success on the field to build the type of support that is commercially self sustaining. However one thing I am quite certain about is that saints will remain a mid sized regional football club until and unless they start challenging the top sides and winning things . I live in hope! oldsaintsfan
  • Score: 3

8:58pm Fri 30 May 14

PazzaC says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?
Get on with your homework.
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?[/p][/quote]Get on with your homework. PazzaC
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Fri 30 May 14

swesaint says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
So, who could he bring with him from Feyenoord? Anyone on here know anything about the team?
Yes Feyenoord are a team that seems to sell its best players and then replace them with players from the youth team, maybe thats why he appeals to Mr Krueger.
That would be because the Dutch league is a stepping stone for players.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: So, who could he bring with him from Feyenoord? Anyone on here know anything about the team?[/p][/quote]Yes Feyenoord are a team that seems to sell its best players and then replace them with players from the youth team, maybe thats why he appeals to Mr Krueger.[/p][/quote]That would be because the Dutch league is a stepping stone for players. swesaint
  • Score: 1

10:00pm Fri 30 May 14

swesaint says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
-2 votes so far ha ha ha
-2 people going next season as well
I guess the kingsland atmosphere will improve next season then.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]-2 votes so far ha ha ha -2 people going next season as well[/p][/quote]I guess the kingsland atmosphere will improve next season then. swesaint
  • Score: 0

10:01pm Fri 30 May 14

Saintsayer II says...

A Dutch manager Best platers sold First team full of young players

Been there before Done that
A Dutch manager Best platers sold First team full of young players Been there before Done that Saintsayer II
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Fri 30 May 14

bullsbags says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?
Typical united fan
Lives in southampton
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?[/p][/quote]Typical united fan Lives in southampton bullsbags
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Fri 30 May 14

redsnapper says...

No one in Holland rates RK. The Dutch leagues are not much better than scottish . Weneed Rafa or some other big dog with premier experience. As forIngerlund same old scrap ..they ll be back after 3 games
No one in Holland rates RK. The Dutch leagues are not much better than scottish . Weneed Rafa or some other big dog with premier experience. As forIngerlund same old scrap ..they ll be back after 3 games redsnapper
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Fri 30 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?
Typical united fan
Lives in southampton
There are many Saints fans that live outside of Hampshire, it's not a crime.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?[/p][/quote]Typical united fan Lives in southampton[/p][/quote]There are many Saints fans that live outside of Hampshire, it's not a crime. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

10:53pm Fri 30 May 14

The singing saint says...

Amazing PR **** on SaInts website regarding our England players tonight not a comment on Ricky being saved for his medical. The next manager they appoint will be another Freddy Kruger puppet.
Amazing PR **** on SaInts website regarding our England players tonight not a comment on Ricky being saved for his medical. The next manager they appoint will be another Freddy Kruger puppet. The singing saint
  • Score: -1

11:01pm Fri 30 May 14

southamptonadi says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No thanks as just renewed my own.
But I will have em £50 the pair
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No thanks as just renewed my own.[/p][/quote]But I will have em £50 the pair southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

11:10pm Fri 30 May 14

miltonnroad76 says...

bullsbags wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?
Typical united fan
Lives in southampton
Hasnt really won anything? typical of a utd fan to forget how saints in the second division stuffed utd at wembley 76
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?[/p][/quote]Typical united fan Lives in southampton[/p][/quote]Hasnt really won anything? typical of a utd fan to forget how saints in the second division stuffed utd at wembley 76 miltonnroad76
  • Score: 0

11:23pm Fri 30 May 14

InCortesewetrust says...

This is a great pice of positive news relating to saint's, can't wait to see if it's all true http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/t
ransfer-news/southam
pton-fight-transfer-
bids-nine-3627428
This is a great pice of positive news relating to saint's, can't wait to see if it's all true http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/southam pton-fight-transfer- bids-nine-3627428 InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 0

11:27pm Fri 30 May 14

Littleton-Saint says...

I am angry that Les Reed has sold SRL for a paltry £4m.
This is a poor deal for Saints and underlines why Reed needs to be sacked
with immediate effect. Krüger should also be sacked for lying blatantly to fans. He is a disgrace to our club.
I am angry that Les Reed has sold SRL for a paltry £4m. This is a poor deal for Saints and underlines why Reed needs to be sacked with immediate effect. Krüger should also be sacked for lying blatantly to fans. He is a disgrace to our club. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: -1

11:32pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

poshdave wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
SaintJD wrote: Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot. I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ronald_Koem an
Did you even look at his managerial stats and honours?? 3 Dutch League titles (with two different clubs) and 3 cup titles (in Holland, Spain and Portugal)! His win % after 514 games in charge is 55.84% - Pochettino's is 34.39% in only 221 games... ! This is exactly the type of manager we need!! AND he wants to come here. Noticed you mentioning AVB or Moyes coming.. They will want STUPID money. Plus, AVB is the manager of Zenith St. Petersburg... I appreciate you have a love for Saints BUT - Do some research. Come back when you know more about football so you can give valid opinions.
.....all Saints supporters opinions are valid....who are you to say which are, and which are not?................

.its a difficult time for us and this forum is for all of us to state how we feel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

....................

...
Thanks Posh Dave. And frankly, Southampton Legend can go sit on his stats. Moyes is not outside our price range, or shouldn't be, especially as we were offering Poch a pretty good deal as far as I'm aware.

So AVB can't be mentioned because he is managing another club. How dumb of me. Although, hold on, Poch was managing another club wasn't he?

All this win percentage stuff is absolutely and completely misleading anyway. Makes me laugh quite frankly. So Poch has a far worse win percentage than Tim Sherwood. Well surprise surprise he doesn't have anything like the resources. Koeman has a great win percentage managing the likes of Ajax and other clubs in leagues where most of the competition is poor.

So as well as looking up stats, maybe Southampton Legend should analyse those stats a bit.

I'm not saying Koeman wouldn't necessarily perform well for us, but don't go throwing misleading stats about thinking your a genius.
[quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Err, yeah, his managerial career is actually not very convincing at all and is notable for having lots of ups and downs and slumps in form. He's also moved around a lot. I wouldn't be comfortable with this at all. It has all the hallmarks of a supposedly ambitious big name manager who can actually be brought in on the cheap. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ronald_Koem an[/p][/quote]Did you even look at his managerial stats and honours?? 3 Dutch League titles (with two different clubs) and 3 cup titles (in Holland, Spain and Portugal)! His win % after 514 games in charge is 55.84% - Pochettino's is 34.39% in only 221 games... ! This is exactly the type of manager we need!! AND he wants to come here. Noticed you mentioning AVB or Moyes coming.. They will want STUPID money. Plus, AVB is the manager of Zenith St. Petersburg... I appreciate you have a love for Saints BUT - Do some research. Come back when you know more about football so you can give valid opinions.[/p][/quote].....all Saints supporters opinions are valid....who are you to say which are, and which are not?................ .its a difficult time for us and this forum is for all of us to state how we feel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. .................... ...[/p][/quote]Thanks Posh Dave. And frankly, Southampton Legend can go sit on his stats. Moyes is not outside our price range, or shouldn't be, especially as we were offering Poch a pretty good deal as far as I'm aware. So AVB can't be mentioned because he is managing another club. How dumb of me. Although, hold on, Poch was managing another club wasn't he? All this win percentage stuff is absolutely and completely misleading anyway. Makes me laugh quite frankly. So Poch has a far worse win percentage than Tim Sherwood. Well surprise surprise he doesn't have anything like the resources. Koeman has a great win percentage managing the likes of Ajax and other clubs in leagues where most of the competition is poor. So as well as looking up stats, maybe Southampton Legend should analyse those stats a bit. I'm not saying Koeman wouldn't necessarily perform well for us, but don't go throwing misleading stats about thinking your a genius. SaintJD
  • Score: -1

11:33pm Fri 30 May 14

saintmac says...

What does it matter who our next manager is he will not have much of a team left.With little money in the transfer kitty and our youth team players expected to step up with all due respect to them we are hardly going to make impresssion in the league next season and I fear we will find ourselves on the
slippery slope to a relgation batle.
What I do not understand is why an astute business person like KL has appointed such an inexperienced Board. To start with I was impressed with
their apparant vision but then began to suspect that this was far from the case.
RK is like a good poitician - speaks well and says the things you want to hear then does the complete opposite. This is the start of the asset stripping and
imho the Club will be sold by the end of the year.
I feel betrayed and will now only follow the Club on a casual basis.So sad that
the fans who were taking the Saints flag will not now be going.
RK will never know the opportunity that has been missed or perhaps it was
always the intention to asset strip and sell.
What does it matter who our next manager is he will not have much of a team left.With little money in the transfer kitty and our youth team players expected to step up with all due respect to them we are hardly going to make impresssion in the league next season and I fear we will find ourselves on the slippery slope to a relgation batle. What I do not understand is why an astute business person like KL has appointed such an inexperienced Board. To start with I was impressed with their apparant vision but then began to suspect that this was far from the case. RK is like a good poitician - speaks well and says the things you want to hear then does the complete opposite. This is the start of the asset stripping and imho the Club will be sold by the end of the year. I feel betrayed and will now only follow the Club on a casual basis.So sad that the fans who were taking the Saints flag will not now be going. RK will never know the opportunity that has been missed or perhaps it was always the intention to asset strip and sell. saintmac
  • Score: 1

11:33pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?
Typical united fan
Lives in southampton
There are many Saints fans that live outside of Hampshire, it's not a crime.
Welcome back Osprey, you have been missed.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Best keep him away from your trophy room, otherwise he and every other good manager will run a mile, they won't believe such a big club as yours , ha ha, hasn't ever really won anything in their whole history. Shaw to sign for UTD by the end of next week ?[/p][/quote]Typical united fan Lives in southampton[/p][/quote]There are many Saints fans that live outside of Hampshire, it's not a crime.[/p][/quote]Welcome back Osprey, you have been missed. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

11:37pm Fri 30 May 14

SaintJD says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
This is a great pice of positive news relating to saint's, can't wait to see if it's all true http://www.mirror.co

.uk/sport/football/t

ransfer-news/southam

pton-fight-transfer-

bids-nine-3627428
Bit of advice: don't access this link if you are looking to be cheered up - it is another message of doom.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: This is a great pice of positive news relating to saint's, can't wait to see if it's all true http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/southam pton-fight-transfer- bids-nine-3627428[/p][/quote]Bit of advice: don't access this link if you are looking to be cheered up - it is another message of doom. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

11:48pm Fri 30 May 14

smuggins says...

It seams to me that too many Saints fans have allowed the media frenzy to turn them against the board.If you believe all the crap you need your head examined.Why would the Chairman make the statement he did if it was not the state of play.He did say that some players would go but no decision would be taken until the new Manager was appointed. Calm down and smell the Coffee.
It seams to me that too many Saints fans have allowed the media frenzy to turn them against the board.If you believe all the crap you need your head examined.Why would the Chairman make the statement he did if it was not the state of play.He did say that some players would go but no decision would be taken until the new Manager was appointed. Calm down and smell the Coffee. smuggins
  • Score: 1

12:02am Sat 31 May 14

InCortesewetrust says...

SaintJD wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
This is a great pice of positive news relating to saint's, can't wait to see if it's all true http://www.mirror.co


.uk/sport/football/t


ransfer-news/southam


pton-fight-transfer-


bids-nine-3627428
Bit of advice: don't access this link if you are looking to be cheered up - it is another message of doom.
Want more doom? http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11669/9332606
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: This is a great pice of positive news relating to saint's, can't wait to see if it's all true http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/southam pton-fight-transfer- bids-nine-3627428[/p][/quote]Bit of advice: don't access this link if you are looking to be cheered up - it is another message of doom.[/p][/quote]Want more doom? http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11669/9332606 InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 0

2:55am Sat 31 May 14

St.David says...

What a week we have had. . . It feels similar to being dumped by a beautiful woman. . anger and frustration and a whole lot of rejection while really wishing she would come back!! But that is never gonna happen and all you can do is learn, move forward and not make the same mistake again!!
I'd like to se us get AVB. He has also been burned and must be chomping at the bit to get one over Spurs and chelsea. . . Garath Bale loved working with him. . I think he would be a great appoointment and take us forward to where we really belong. COYRs!!!
What a week we have had. . . It feels similar to being dumped by a beautiful woman. . anger and frustration and a whole lot of rejection while really wishing she would come back!! But that is never gonna happen and all you can do is learn, move forward and not make the same mistake again!! I'd like to se us get AVB. He has also been burned and must be chomping at the bit to get one over Spurs and chelsea. . . Garath Bale loved working with him. . I think he would be a great appoointment and take us forward to where we really belong. COYRs!!! St.David
  • Score: 0

3:20am Sat 31 May 14

Bwana23 says...

saintmicky wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saintmicky wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!!
I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)
Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.
I thought they bought him on a buy two get both half price deal!
Lallana at £20M, half the price of Ozil and the same as Swansea wanted for Bony (that's got to be half price) and Rickie for £4M great!
Funny I didn't get a half price deal to watch the half a remaining team offer though!
Strange that AL now valued at 25M by Liverpool but only on a take it today deal. Once he is on the plane Sunday nothing happens till after WC. I think unfair of the bigger clubs trying to pressure deals through like this!!
[quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!![/p][/quote]I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)[/p][/quote]Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.[/p][/quote]I thought they bought him on a buy two get both half price deal! Lallana at £20M, half the price of Ozil and the same as Swansea wanted for Bony (that's got to be half price) and Rickie for £4M great! Funny I didn't get a half price deal to watch the half a remaining team offer though![/p][/quote]Strange that AL now valued at 25M by Liverpool but only on a take it today deal. Once he is on the plane Sunday nothing happens till after WC. I think unfair of the bigger clubs trying to pressure deals through like this!! Bwana23
  • Score: 0

6:40am Sat 31 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Bwana23 wrote:
saintmicky wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saintmicky wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!!
I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)
Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.
I thought they bought him on a buy two get both half price deal!
Lallana at £20M, half the price of Ozil and the same as Swansea wanted for Bony (that's got to be half price) and Rickie for £4M great!
Funny I didn't get a half price deal to watch the half a remaining team offer though!
Strange that AL now valued at 25M by Liverpool but only on a take it today deal. Once he is on the plane Sunday nothing happens till after WC. I think unfair of the bigger clubs trying to pressure deals through like this!!
Is Liverpool the only team that might be interested in him? Perhaps, we should either give an outright no, or suggest they wait till after the WC and compete for him.
[quote][p][bold]Bwana23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]No but I have two as well if any one is looking for 4!![/p][/quote]I was here first!! Go on Ebay!...:o)[/p][/quote]Yeah, Liverpool just bought Rickie Lambert from there on a BUY IT NOW deal. If you go to the Saints eBay shop you'll find Luke's on there with two days to go in the bidding.[/p][/quote]I thought they bought him on a buy two get both half price deal! Lallana at £20M, half the price of Ozil and the same as Swansea wanted for Bony (that's got to be half price) and Rickie for £4M great! Funny I didn't get a half price deal to watch the half a remaining team offer though![/p][/quote]Strange that AL now valued at 25M by Liverpool but only on a take it today deal. Once he is on the plane Sunday nothing happens till after WC. I think unfair of the bigger clubs trying to pressure deals through like this!![/p][/quote]Is Liverpool the only team that might be interested in him? Perhaps, we should either give an outright no, or suggest they wait till after the WC and compete for him. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

7:32am Sat 31 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

swesaint wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
-2 votes so far ha ha ha
-2 people going next season as well
I guess the kingsland atmosphere will improve next season then.
Have you moved to the chapel then numpty??
[quote][p][bold]swesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]-2 votes so far ha ha ha -2 people going next season as well[/p][/quote]I guess the kingsland atmosphere will improve next season then.[/p][/quote]Have you moved to the chapel then numpty?? J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

10:12am Sat 31 May 14

HAZZAAR says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
GHamilton wrote:
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........


.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of.
Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm)
Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of.
Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10).

I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help.
The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise.
The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.
It's only 10% for F.A. cup.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.[/p][/quote]Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of. Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm) Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of. Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10). I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help. The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise. The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.[/p][/quote]It's only 10% for F.A. cup. HAZZAAR
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10:12am Sat 31 May 14

HAZZAAR says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
GHamilton wrote:
I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is

This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this.

Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason.

Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........


.... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.
Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of.
Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm)
Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of.
Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10).

I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help.
The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise.
The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.
It's only 10% for F.A. cup.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: I think the problem with Southampton losing players to bigger clubs, lies not with the owner, or the chairman, the board or the players. I believe it is the people of Southampton that are the problem. Saints are not well supported club. In order to grow the fan base needs to be considerably higher than it is This club should have 35 000 season ticket holders, meaning around about 10 000 on a waiting list, with around 5000 paying on the day by day basis, and away support addind 3- 4000. This would mean a stadium of 46 000 would be a viable proposition. Any owner with business sense would see this. Kreuger has recently said there are no plans for expansion, and that says to me the owner and board dont think it's financialy viable. If we want an owner to invest in the GROWTH of our club.......they must be given a reason. Given the position we are in the league, and the exciting free flowing football we play; it is sad that our numbers are so low. If we 're ever to shake off the image of a feeder club to the big boys our fan base needs to grow substantialy........ .... In the film ''Field of Dreams'' Costner is told...'build it ...and they will come'. Unfortunately thats Hollywood, in real life s the other way around.[/p][/quote]Away support this season has mostly been sold out and tickets have in some cases been difficult to get hold of. Each club allocates a small percentage on their capacity (10% I think is the norm) Most of the top 5 so called bigger clubs seem to disregard this and still only offer 2-3,000 tickets and get away with it which also makes these tickets hard to get hold of. Our away support last season was fantastic at all the games I went to (10). I agree that the home support leaves a lot to be desired at some games. The atmosphere is only coming from approx a third of the stadium which doesn't help. The away fans should be moved out of the Northam end as has been well discussed by fans in the past. The other sides of the ground also need to wake up and make some noise. The crowds will be even less next season if the club don't sort things out quickly.[/p][/quote]It's only 10% for F.A. cup. HAZZAAR
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12:14pm Sat 31 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
swesaint wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???
-2 votes so far ha ha ha
-2 people going next season as well
I guess the kingsland atmosphere will improve next season then.
Have you moved to the chapel then numpty??
Sorry J7 your application to be Southampton FC Manager has been declined, apparently you are over qualified, but mostly far too abusive to be considered.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Anyone want to buy 2 season tickets for the Kingsland North???[/p][/quote]-2 votes so far ha ha ha -2 people going next season as well[/p][/quote]I guess the kingsland atmosphere will improve next season then.[/p][/quote]Have you moved to the chapel then numpty??[/p][/quote]Sorry J7 your application to be Southampton FC Manager has been declined, apparently you are over qualified, but mostly far too abusive to be considered. OSPREYSAINT
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3:27pm Sat 31 May 14

SiamSaint says...

JohnItaly wrote:
ItchenBridger wrote:
Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire!
Got to hand it to Maradona. Never one to miss an opportunity.
It was rolled up and he was asking for Tooting....
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ItchenBridger[/bold] wrote: Maradona seen at Heathrow with map of Hampshire![/p][/quote]Got to hand it to Maradona. Never one to miss an opportunity.[/p][/quote]It was rolled up and he was asking for Tooting.... SiamSaint
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7:30pm Sat 31 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Let's face it whoever gets the job at SFC is going to have his/her work cut out to satisfy the current bunch of bad sports and negative gainsayers on here, who are throwing their toys out of the pram at the moment. Even in our darkest days of near extinction, there wasn't this amount of doom mongering. It sucks.
Let's face it whoever gets the job at SFC is going to have his/her work cut out to satisfy the current bunch of bad sports and negative gainsayers on here, who are throwing their toys out of the pram at the moment. Even in our darkest days of near extinction, there wasn't this amount of doom mongering. It sucks. OSPREYSAINT
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8:44pm Sat 31 May 14

Iwozthere says...

Oldfan wrote:
Easy choice for me get Moyes. He come with the Fergie seal of approval and has something to prove. Would love to see it..
Moyes no argument! Wouldn't deny Lambert his dream but he's gone for peanuts. Praps only one more season up front but he's got the passing, the size and knowhow to have made a frickin good player front of midfield for Saints for another few years yet. Not economic decision. This worries me more than LS and AL jumping ship.
[quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: Easy choice for me get Moyes. He come with the Fergie seal of approval and has something to prove. Would love to see it..[/p][/quote]Moyes no argument! Wouldn't deny Lambert his dream but he's gone for peanuts. Praps only one more season up front but he's got the passing, the size and knowhow to have made a frickin good player front of midfield for Saints for another few years yet. Not economic decision. This worries me more than LS and AL jumping ship. Iwozthere
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2:42pm Mon 2 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

fred the red wrote:
Any new manager coming in will have to be good at team building in terms of both morale and numbers. The way we are going, we are going to look a bit like that shambles down the road. Rumour had it that all the players had to buy a programme for each match so they knew who was who.

At least we have a pre-season, provided the board gets its collective finger out and does something with the research that the scouts have supposed been working on.
It's not (r) NOT that bad, Fred. Get a grip man.

Meanwhile. "they've" been reported to the FA again, this time for employing under-age scouts.
Their defence: "we thought all scouts were that age?"
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: Any new manager coming in will have to be good at team building in terms of both morale and numbers. The way we are going, we are going to look a bit like that shambles down the road. Rumour had it that all the players had to buy a programme for each match so they knew who was who. At least we have a pre-season, provided the board gets its collective finger out and does something with the research that the scouts have supposed been working on.[/p][/quote]It's not (r) NOT that bad, Fred. Get a grip man. Meanwhile. "they've" been reported to the FA again, this time for employing under-age scouts. Their defence: "we thought all scouts were that age?" lowe esteem
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3:16pm Mon 2 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

saint christopher wrote:
Once upon a time there was a little red and white striped sports car. It wasn't as big, flashy or fast as some of his friends but he was good to drive and went on some exciting journeys.

Unfortunately his owners didn't really care about him and didn't maintain him properly so that over time he became an unreliable rust bucket, continually failing his MoT's and falling further and further behind his friends.

But one day he was spotted by someone from Germany who had always wanted to own such a car, who bought him and spent a considerable amount of money so that he ran even better than he did before and once again looked shiny and new (albeit no longer with red and white stripes).

One day the man's daughter took over running the car and got other people to help, who promised that they would take it on a wonderful journey so that it could compete with even the biggest and flashiest of his friends.

Everyone was so pleased for the little car, who was excited about the adventure he was about to begin. But his new owners hadn't realised (or if they hadn't admitted to knowing) that this journey was going to cost a lot of money, so they began to sell bits of the car that were highly prized by the owners of his friends who wanted them to make their cars better.

The result was that the little car's journey never even began, because when his owners finally decided to take him out they found that many of his important bits had been sold. This meant they quickly had to look around for bits to replace them, but found that all the other cars had already had the best quality bits bought for them, meaning they were left having to buy cheap, inferior bits.

This meant the poor little car was able to start his journey, but unfortunately he no longer ran as well as he did before and continually broke down and got passed by all the other cars. His owners didn't seem to understand what had happened to him, and kept saying to everyone what a lovely car he was, but those who knew about cars sadly shook their heads and said what a shame it was that such an exciting chance had been missed.
The moral of the story?:
Don't let Jeremy Clarkson comment on sport.
Gotta be him, sounds patronising, puerile, whiney, pseudo macho and uncoordinated (that is: suit jacket with jeans-NO!)
The other more important message is not to change the design of your products wrapper, it allows the less imaginative to see what your 'product' might look like in their livery.
[quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: Once upon a time there was a little red and white striped sports car. It wasn't as big, flashy or fast as some of his friends but he was good to drive and went on some exciting journeys. Unfortunately his owners didn't really care about him and didn't maintain him properly so that over time he became an unreliable rust bucket, continually failing his MoT's and falling further and further behind his friends. But one day he was spotted by someone from Germany who had always wanted to own such a car, who bought him and spent a considerable amount of money so that he ran even better than he did before and once again looked shiny and new (albeit no longer with red and white stripes). One day the man's daughter took over running the car and got other people to help, who promised that they would take it on a wonderful journey so that it could compete with even the biggest and flashiest of his friends. Everyone was so pleased for the little car, who was excited about the adventure he was about to begin. But his new owners hadn't realised (or if they hadn't admitted to knowing) that this journey was going to cost a lot of money, so they began to sell bits of the car that were highly prized by the owners of his friends who wanted them to make their cars better. The result was that the little car's journey never even began, because when his owners finally decided to take him out they found that many of his important bits had been sold. This meant they quickly had to look around for bits to replace them, but found that all the other cars had already had the best quality bits bought for them, meaning they were left having to buy cheap, inferior bits. This meant the poor little car was able to start his journey, but unfortunately he no longer ran as well as he did before and continually broke down and got passed by all the other cars. His owners didn't seem to understand what had happened to him, and kept saying to everyone what a lovely car he was, but those who knew about cars sadly shook their heads and said what a shame it was that such an exciting chance had been missed.[/p][/quote]The moral of the story?: Don't let Jeremy Clarkson comment on sport. Gotta be him, sounds patronising, puerile, whiney, pseudo macho and uncoordinated (that is: suit jacket with jeans-NO!) The other more important message is not to change the design of your products wrapper, it allows the less imaginative to see what your 'product' might look like in their livery. lowe esteem
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1:25pm Wed 4 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Sholing and Eastleigh better start building some more stands.
Why are the pompey unfaithfull coming?
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Sholing and Eastleigh better start building some more stands.[/p][/quote]Why are the pompey unfaithfull coming? 2getheras1
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9:08am Thu 5 Jun 14

saintthomas says...

Jonny Maths wrote:
many Saints fans live in cloud cuckoo land. Poch was always join got leave at the end of this season so no surprise there. £50M-ish for AL and LS will buy us 4 quality players and its better they leave than we pay them twice their current salary and watch them take their foot off the gas thinking they have arrived.... The embarrassment that is the kit situation is more to do with Adidas being a sh1t company than it is any thing to do with SFC..... Sir Rickie deserves his chance to play for his boyhood team and we should thank him for this services..... There is nothing to panic about and we have every chance of building the next phase of the journey.....
Good post! I totaly agree! So i think with koemann a the helm we are in a position to attract other good players. yakin is going to russia and his Football
is boring he's a 0:0 or 1:0 Coach and that was the reason wile he was axed at FC Basel.
Lol
[quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: many Saints fans live in cloud cuckoo land. Poch was always join got leave at the end of this season so no surprise there. £50M-ish for AL and LS will buy us 4 quality players and its better they leave than we pay them twice their current salary and watch them take their foot off the gas thinking they have arrived.... The embarrassment that is the kit situation is more to do with Adidas being a sh1t company than it is any thing to do with SFC..... Sir Rickie deserves his chance to play for his boyhood team and we should thank him for this services..... There is nothing to panic about and we have every chance of building the next phase of the journey.....[/p][/quote]Good post! I totaly agree! So i think with koemann a the helm we are in a position to attract other good players. yakin is going to russia and his Football is boring he's a 0:0 or 1:0 Coach and that was the reason wile he was axed at FC Basel. Lol saintthomas
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