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  • "Let us hope that Saints finish higher next season top or in the first 4, win a Domestic Cup, qualify for CL have a good Competition that would reap £millions, this would enable Saints to have a wage structure equal to the other top Clubs (I hate having to compare and call them this) and will never drop there progress and achievements to keep up with the Top Clubs if there's a Top 4 there's going to be a Top 5 because Saints will be there, this will attract world class Players as much as the others, look what they can have, a home in the beautiful County of Hampshire, they can relax playing on lovely Golf Courses, keep a Yacht or Cruiser outside there home and it's warmer in the South, it's my thoughts what I want for my Team and it's not impossible and beyond expectations COYR"
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Teams like Saints will always lose top players to Premier League’s “big fish” - Hodgson



First published in Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson believes Champions League football means Saints are virtually powerless to stop their top players leaving.

Talking after Rickie Lambert’s shock move to Liverpool, who are also closing in on a deal for Adam Lallana, Hodgson said: “Good players are always going to gravitate to the big clubs.

“That’s where Champions League football is. That’s where the wealth is.”

He added: It’s a pity for Southampton – they’ve been terrific this year. But unfortunately there are always big fish in the sea and it’s hard to keep those fish away.”

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