Dani hits Saints in the pocket

Daily Echo: Dani Osvaldo Dani Osvaldo

Saints will almost certainly have to accept a cut-price deal if they want to get rid of Dani Osvaldo this summer, after Juventus failed to take up an option on the striker.

The Serie A champions took the 28-year-old on loan in January, with Saints farming him out after he allegedly headbutted his teammate, José Fonte, in training, writes GORDON SIMPSON.

That deal included a clause which allowed Juventus to buy Osvaldo for a fee of £15.6m, payable over three years.

However, the Italian club had to take up that option by the end of May and, after a rather non-descript few months with them, they have, unsurprisingly, opted not to do that.

Saints made Osvaldo their record signing last summer in a £12.9m deal that had the potential to rise to £14.6m.

But it proved to be a disastrous bit of business, with the forward scoring just three times before being suspended by the club and loaned out.

Osvaldo would score just three times in the second half of the season for Juventus as well, with his poor form meaning he missed out on a place in Italy’s World Cup squad.

Saints must now decide whether to try to reintegrate him, which seems an unlikely scenario, although it may depend on who is appointed as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor.

The indications are that Osvaldo is not keen to return anyway, meaning the club will probably either look to sell, or loan him out again.

Italian club Torino have also been linked with a move for one of Saints’ former record signings, Uruguayan playmaker Gastón Ramírez, who joined for £12m in 2012, but who has had a limited impact at St Mary’s.

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7:02am Mon 2 Jun 14

Outside of the Box says...

The way it's going he will be bought back into the fold. We won't have anyone left at this rate. Everyone wants the players we want to keep and no one wants the players we don't. Typical.
The way it's going he will be bought back into the fold. We won't have anyone left at this rate. Everyone wants the players we want to keep and no one wants the players we don't. Typical. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 20

7:02am Mon 2 Jun 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Got to say, as much as I liked MoPos style of play he this was a terrible signing that went pear shaped.

Right, here we go... who is leaving this week? Will Fat Les or Freddie give us some news? Will we have a new manager before the January window opens? Will we keep our team together? What additions do we need?

COYS!
Got to say, as much as I liked MoPos style of play he this was a terrible signing that went pear shaped. Right, here we go... who is leaving this week? Will Fat Les or Freddie give us some news? Will we have a new manager before the January window opens? Will we keep our team together? What additions do we need? COYS! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: -10

7:22am Mon 2 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Use him as a part exchange for a striker we do want.

I still say we need a big name manager now who will convince Adam etc to stay & attract top players to come.

Rafa Benitez is by far the best from the list we have seen and he says he wants to come back to the Premiership. He would make an impact for lifting Saints profile in the same way that signing Kevin Keegan did at the time.

We would recover his large salary in no time and would show everyone that the new board ambition is to take Saints on into Europe as Ralph has said.

So Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET BENITEZ NOW !!
Use him as a part exchange for a striker we do want. I still say we need a big name manager now who will convince Adam etc to stay & attract top players to come. Rafa Benitez is by far the best from the list we have seen and he says he wants to come back to the Premiership. He would make an impact for lifting Saints profile in the same way that signing Kevin Keegan did at the time. We would recover his large salary in no time and would show everyone that the new board ambition is to take Saints on into Europe as Ralph has said. So Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET BENITEZ NOW !! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 18

8:02am Mon 2 Jun 14

andoru says...

The way things are playing out, he'll be the only player we hold onto this summer. God forbid.
The way things are playing out, he'll be the only player we hold onto this summer. God forbid. andoru
  • Score: 2

8:13am Mon 2 Jun 14

saintbobby says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
Use him as a part exchange for a striker we do want.

I still say we need a big name manager now who will convince Adam etc to stay & attract top players to come.

Rafa Benitez is by far the best from the list we have seen and he says he wants to come back to the Premiership. He would make an impact for lifting Saints profile in the same way that signing Kevin Keegan did at the time.

We would recover his large salary in no time and would show everyone that the new board ambition is to take Saints on into Europe as Ralph has said.

So Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET BENITEZ NOW !!
Yes, is there a God? Hope so and it will help to show us and the football world that we are deadly serious!
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Use him as a part exchange for a striker we do want. I still say we need a big name manager now who will convince Adam etc to stay & attract top players to come. Rafa Benitez is by far the best from the list we have seen and he says he wants to come back to the Premiership. He would make an impact for lifting Saints profile in the same way that signing Kevin Keegan did at the time. We would recover his large salary in no time and would show everyone that the new board ambition is to take Saints on into Europe as Ralph has said. So Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET BENITEZ NOW !![/p][/quote]Yes, is there a God? Hope so and it will help to show us and the football world that we are deadly serious! saintbobby
  • Score: -5

8:25am Mon 2 Jun 14

Outside of the Box says...

I can't much past Ronald Koeman at the moment, Krueger said he want someone to carry on the way we do things now, bringing youth in to the 1st team fold, Koeman did that a Feyernord the same way the Judas did at Espanyol. After that I see Moyes being bought in to steady the ship.

As for Dani Osvaldo, their must be some muggy Italian side over there that has an excellent young striker and wouldn't mind taking him and some dosh in exchange????
I can't much past Ronald Koeman at the moment, Krueger said he want someone to carry on the way we do things now, bringing youth in to the 1st team fold, Koeman did that a Feyernord the same way the Judas did at Espanyol. After that I see Moyes being bought in to steady the ship. As for Dani Osvaldo, their must be some muggy Italian side over there that has an excellent young striker and wouldn't mind taking him and some dosh in exchange???? Outside of the Box
  • Score: 4

9:06am Mon 2 Jun 14

boilerman says...

Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings.
Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked?
Lovren is the only one that stands out.
There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren.
Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?
Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings. Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked? Lovren is the only one that stands out. There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren. Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money? boilerman
  • Score: -6

9:23am Mon 2 Jun 14

pitbull says...

boilerman wrote:
Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings.
Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked?
Lovren is the only one that stands out.
There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren.
Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?
Les Reed was only put into his position after the previous chairman had walked out on us.

The signings of Osvaldo, Wanyama and Lovren were down to the previous manager and chairman.
And to top it all,, he bought them on HP. We still owe £27m for them,,great bit of business.
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings. Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked? Lovren is the only one that stands out. There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren. Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?[/p][/quote]Les Reed was only put into his position after the previous chairman had walked out on us. The signings of Osvaldo, Wanyama and Lovren were down to the previous manager and chairman. And to top it all,, he bought them on HP. We still owe £27m for them,,great bit of business. pitbull
  • Score: 6

9:42am Mon 2 Jun 14

Saint Red says...

Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely.

I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.
Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely. I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential. Saint Red
  • Score: 15

9:58am Mon 2 Jun 14

alanrr says...

Saint Red wrote:
Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely.

I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.
got to agree with you here....first one to talk sense.....Ramirez ideal in lallana's place.......dani could do a job as main striker with gallacher as back up.....with dani up front and jose at the back they would be far enough away from each other not to clash
[quote][p][bold]Saint Red[/bold] wrote: Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely. I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.[/p][/quote]got to agree with you here....first one to talk sense.....Ramirez ideal in lallana's place.......dani could do a job as main striker with gallacher as back up.....with dani up front and jose at the back they would be far enough away from each other not to clash alanrr
  • Score: 4

10:04am Mon 2 Jun 14

Malcombe says...

Why should Les Reed be blamed for Osvaldo? Osvaldo had played under Potchettino who thought he knew him and he wanted him at Southampton so Les trusted Potchettino's judgement and at that time who wouldn't? unfortunately it was an expensive mistake, Osvaldo went on to betray everyone and had a nasty mad moment with an attack on a team mate, this obviously wasn't expected but if Osvaldo hadn't been a Thug he could of been the Top scorer for Southampton who then may of finished higher than 8th. Osvaldo's betrayal humiliated Potchettino and let down the Club and Supporters so I blame Potchettino who knew Osvaldo had a short fuse, there's not doubt Potchettino could of cost Southampton up to £10million which could of been recovered by finishing higher in the League, we often say you never stop learning and this is a typical situation.
Why should Les Reed be blamed for Osvaldo? Osvaldo had played under Potchettino who thought he knew him and he wanted him at Southampton so Les trusted Potchettino's judgement and at that time who wouldn't? unfortunately it was an expensive mistake, Osvaldo went on to betray everyone and had a nasty mad moment with an attack on a team mate, this obviously wasn't expected but if Osvaldo hadn't been a Thug he could of been the Top scorer for Southampton who then may of finished higher than 8th. Osvaldo's betrayal humiliated Potchettino and let down the Club and Supporters so I blame Potchettino who knew Osvaldo had a short fuse, there's not doubt Potchettino could of cost Southampton up to £10million which could of been recovered by finishing higher in the League, we often say you never stop learning and this is a typical situation. Malcombe
  • Score: 12

10:18am Mon 2 Jun 14

isolated saint says...

The big question is IF he were brought back would the rest of the squad want that? They said after the Fonte incident that as a squad they were glad he had gone when he went on loan. If he stays it may have an unsettling affect on the team and make a few want out. As others have said maybe we can part-X him for another striker.
The big question is IF he were brought back would the rest of the squad want that? They said after the Fonte incident that as a squad they were glad he had gone when he went on loan. If he stays it may have an unsettling affect on the team and make a few want out. As others have said maybe we can part-X him for another striker. isolated saint
  • Score: 4

11:07am Mon 2 Jun 14

jls217 says...

alanrr wrote:
Saint Red wrote:
Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely.

I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.
got to agree with you here....first one to talk sense.....Ramirez ideal in lallana's place.......dani could do a job as main striker with gallacher as back up.....with dani up front and jose at the back they would be far enough away from each other not to clash
Good post.
Undecided about Osvaldo - would be happy to see the back of him and recoup some pennies or loan him out again if it helps pay his wages. Bit of a gamble to try to integrate him but maybe one that would pay off.
How can we even begin to view Ramirez as a failure. In the first instance he had to adjust to the demands of the PL, a new team and manager with maybe a different style and philosophy and most importantly he's had a bloody awful time with fairly severe injuries - remember seeing how far his ankle bent in that tackle and how everyone thought for sure he'd broken it. He then went over on the same ankle in front of goal which finished his season.
On the few times I've watched him he looked classy and I don't think we've seen the best of him yet. A perfect replacement if Adam goes who can also play down the right flank and possibly stand -in striker too.
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Red[/bold] wrote: Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely. I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.[/p][/quote]got to agree with you here....first one to talk sense.....Ramirez ideal in lallana's place.......dani could do a job as main striker with gallacher as back up.....with dani up front and jose at the back they would be far enough away from each other not to clash[/p][/quote]Good post. Undecided about Osvaldo - would be happy to see the back of him and recoup some pennies or loan him out again if it helps pay his wages. Bit of a gamble to try to integrate him but maybe one that would pay off. How can we even begin to view Ramirez as a failure. In the first instance he had to adjust to the demands of the PL, a new team and manager with maybe a different style and philosophy and most importantly he's had a bloody awful time with fairly severe injuries - remember seeing how far his ankle bent in that tackle and how everyone thought for sure he'd broken it. He then went over on the same ankle in front of goal which finished his season. On the few times I've watched him he looked classy and I don't think we've seen the best of him yet. A perfect replacement if Adam goes who can also play down the right flank and possibly stand -in striker too. jls217
  • Score: 13

11:35am Mon 2 Jun 14

drkensta says...

Osvaldo came to Saints and played second fiddle to Rickie. Similary he has had to play second fiddle to Tevez while on loan to Juventus. Perhaps he is a leader and not a second fiddle player. I would like to see the incoming manager make the decision as to what will happen to Osvaldo because with Rickie gone our striking options will need to be changed and with Osvaldo leading the attack and being fed with the right kind of service we may find ourselves with a competent goal scorer. With regards to the Fonte incident these problems happen in other teams on the training ground but are gotten over without players being transferred. Lets see if the incoming manager can bring the best out of Osvaldo after all he is or was a well thought after Italian international goalscorer, and that is what a manager is for to manage the players, which in Osvaldo's case Pochetinno failed to do.
Osvaldo came to Saints and played second fiddle to Rickie. Similary he has had to play second fiddle to Tevez while on loan to Juventus. Perhaps he is a leader and not a second fiddle player. I would like to see the incoming manager make the decision as to what will happen to Osvaldo because with Rickie gone our striking options will need to be changed and with Osvaldo leading the attack and being fed with the right kind of service we may find ourselves with a competent goal scorer. With regards to the Fonte incident these problems happen in other teams on the training ground but are gotten over without players being transferred. Lets see if the incoming manager can bring the best out of Osvaldo after all he is or was a well thought after Italian international goalscorer, and that is what a manager is for to manage the players, which in Osvaldo's case Pochetinno failed to do. drkensta
  • Score: 2

11:55am Mon 2 Jun 14

mickey01 says...

maybe now rickie has gone osvaldo may want to come back and show what he can do , he may have been promised a regular start last season and when that didn't happen and he found himself down the pecking order he may have thrown his toys out the pram and not really give his all.
maybe now he might be a different player to the one from last season and lets be honest at this rate he is our star striker at the moment .
i would like to see us have a go for scott sinclair and maybe a cheeky bid for tom ince
maybe now rickie has gone osvaldo may want to come back and show what he can do , he may have been promised a regular start last season and when that didn't happen and he found himself down the pecking order he may have thrown his toys out the pram and not really give his all. maybe now he might be a different player to the one from last season and lets be honest at this rate he is our star striker at the moment . i would like to see us have a go for scott sinclair and maybe a cheeky bid for tom ince mickey01
  • Score: 1

2:44pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Jonny Maths says...

Gaston and Osvaldo are rubbish. They are simply luxury players who need everything on a plate to be abel to show their once in a blue moon flash of brilliance. Get rid... learn the lessons and move on....Gaston was worth about £5m tops , Osvaldo and Victor perhaps a shade more but the three were stupid buys for the club...
Gaston and Osvaldo are rubbish. They are simply luxury players who need everything on a plate to be abel to show their once in a blue moon flash of brilliance. Get rid... learn the lessons and move on....Gaston was worth about £5m tops , Osvaldo and Victor perhaps a shade more but the three were stupid buys for the club... Jonny Maths
  • Score: -13

3:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Jesus_02 says...

jls217 wrote:
alanrr wrote:
Saint Red wrote: Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely. I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.
got to agree with you here....first one to talk sense.....Ramirez ideal in lallana's place.......dani could do a job as main striker with gallacher as back up.....with dani up front and jose at the back they would be far enough away from each other not to clash
Good post. Undecided about Osvaldo - would be happy to see the back of him and recoup some pennies or loan him out again if it helps pay his wages. Bit of a gamble to try to integrate him but maybe one that would pay off. How can we even begin to view Ramirez as a failure. In the first instance he had to adjust to the demands of the PL, a new team and manager with maybe a different style and philosophy and most importantly he's had a bloody awful time with fairly severe injuries - remember seeing how far his ankle bent in that tackle and how everyone thought for sure he'd broken it. He then went over on the same ankle in front of goal which finished his season. On the few times I've watched him he looked classy and I don't think we've seen the best of him yet. A perfect replacement if Adam goes who can also play down the right flank and possibly stand -in striker too.
Some people like to be alarmist. I know people that also though that we wasted 7m on Jay Rod.

I can only assume that regard transfer fees as part of the entertainment have been playing Championship Manager too long.

In all honesty buying players is a complete gamble – just look at the Fellini deal. I personally think that we where making the right gambles at the right level and I hope that it continues. I think we will “lose” 5m max on Osvaldo IF we sell (not sure that add-ons will com into the equation and I reckon we will get 8m or so)

No-one knew he would be a bad deal, Id rather lose 5m on an Italian International than a second rate Championship player (which is what you would get for 5m)
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Red[/bold] wrote: Whilst I don't want him to stay, I wonder if it would make sense to try to reintegrate Dani back into the squad given that we are both short on strikers and likely to make a big loss if we do sell him. The only way his stock will increase will be if he starts finding the back of the net again (either at Saints or at another club if he is loaned out). I would rather we sell him and move on, but he has shown glimpses of quality; it would all depend on whether he wants to be at Saints and make amendments, but this would seem unlikely. I would be keen we hold onto Ramirez. If Lallana leaves, surely Ramirez would be a natural fit to take his place?? I know he hasn't really performed for Saints, but undoubtedly the boy has potential and skill and is good enough to be constantly selected by Uruguay; Lallana has only really become a brilliant player in the past 1-2 years after years of potential.[/p][/quote]got to agree with you here....first one to talk sense.....Ramirez ideal in lallana's place.......dani could do a job as main striker with gallacher as back up.....with dani up front and jose at the back they would be far enough away from each other not to clash[/p][/quote]Good post. Undecided about Osvaldo - would be happy to see the back of him and recoup some pennies or loan him out again if it helps pay his wages. Bit of a gamble to try to integrate him but maybe one that would pay off. How can we even begin to view Ramirez as a failure. In the first instance he had to adjust to the demands of the PL, a new team and manager with maybe a different style and philosophy and most importantly he's had a bloody awful time with fairly severe injuries - remember seeing how far his ankle bent in that tackle and how everyone thought for sure he'd broken it. He then went over on the same ankle in front of goal which finished his season. On the few times I've watched him he looked classy and I don't think we've seen the best of him yet. A perfect replacement if Adam goes who can also play down the right flank and possibly stand -in striker too.[/p][/quote]Some people like to be alarmist. I know people that also though that we wasted 7m on Jay Rod. I can only assume that regard transfer fees as part of the entertainment have been playing Championship Manager too long. In all honesty buying players is a complete gamble – just look at the Fellini deal. I personally think that we where making the right gambles at the right level and I hope that it continues. I think we will “lose” 5m max on Osvaldo IF we sell (not sure that add-ons will com into the equation and I reckon we will get 8m or so) No-one knew he would be a bad deal, Id rather lose 5m on an Italian International than a second rate Championship player (which is what you would get for 5m) Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

4:13pm Mon 2 Jun 14

southamptonadi says...

pitbull wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings.
Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked?
Lovren is the only one that stands out.
There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren.
Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?
Les Reed was only put into his position after the previous chairman had walked out on us.

The signings of Osvaldo, Wanyama and Lovren were down to the previous manager and chairman.
And to top it all,, he bought them on HP. We still owe £27m for them,,great bit of business.
Not sure I understand, you say the signings were down to someone else but then say he brought them on hp.

Les reed has been in charge of the youth academy, scouting and recruitment for over four years
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings. Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked? Lovren is the only one that stands out. There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren. Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?[/p][/quote]Les Reed was only put into his position after the previous chairman had walked out on us. The signings of Osvaldo, Wanyama and Lovren were down to the previous manager and chairman. And to top it all,, he bought them on HP. We still owe £27m for them,,great bit of business.[/p][/quote]Not sure I understand, you say the signings were down to someone else but then say he brought them on hp. Les reed has been in charge of the youth academy, scouting and recruitment for over four years southamptonadi
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Saintlee72 says...

Keep Gaston - there's an absolute gem in there somewhere.
Osvaldo ??? See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya !!!!
Alarm bells should have been ringing before we even signed him what with him giving Eric Lamela a right hander cause he never passed to him - absolute lunatic. Get rid and get rid quickly otherwise he could be hanging around like a bad smell.
Not one of Poch's best moments as our manager.
Keep Gaston - there's an absolute gem in there somewhere. Osvaldo ??? See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya !!!! Alarm bells should have been ringing before we even signed him what with him giving Eric Lamela a right hander cause he never passed to him - absolute lunatic. Get rid and get rid quickly otherwise he could be hanging around like a bad smell. Not one of Poch's best moments as our manager. Saintlee72
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pitbull says...

southamptonadi wrote:
pitbull wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings.
Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked?
Lovren is the only one that stands out.
There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren.
Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?
Les Reed was only put into his position after the previous chairman had walked out on us.

The signings of Osvaldo, Wanyama and Lovren were down to the previous manager and chairman.
And to top it all,, he bought them on HP. We still owe £27m for them,,great bit of business.
Not sure I understand, you say the signings were down to someone else but then say he brought them on hp.

Les reed has been in charge of the youth academy, scouting and recruitment for over four years
Everyone knows that the previous chairman made all of the decisions, it was his decision to give Osvaldo a contract and also his decision to buy players on HP.
Les Reed might have been in charge of allsorts but at the end of the day, it was the previous chairman that called the shots.

Perhaps Ms Leibheir didn't like it that after her father cleared all of Southamptons debts, the previous chairman started creating some more.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Les Reed admitted that he was responsible for all football matters and signings. Well Les how many of your'e big money signings have worked? Lovren is the only one that stands out. There were times last season when the only player in the team who wasn't there under Adkins was Lovren. Reed should go as he doesn't seem to have a clue and can we really afford to keep on wasting money?[/p][/quote]Les Reed was only put into his position after the previous chairman had walked out on us. The signings of Osvaldo, Wanyama and Lovren were down to the previous manager and chairman. And to top it all,, he bought them on HP. We still owe £27m for them,,great bit of business.[/p][/quote]Not sure I understand, you say the signings were down to someone else but then say he brought them on hp. Les reed has been in charge of the youth academy, scouting and recruitment for over four years[/p][/quote]Everyone knows that the previous chairman made all of the decisions, it was his decision to give Osvaldo a contract and also his decision to buy players on HP. Les Reed might have been in charge of allsorts but at the end of the day, it was the previous chairman that called the shots. Perhaps Ms Leibheir didn't like it that after her father cleared all of Southamptons debts, the previous chairman started creating some more. pitbull
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9:50am Tue 3 Jun 14

st.ranger says...

Dani's first game he should have been sent off; the send he was anonylous; we saw one bit of flair and afantastic goal but then nothing; his onfield work ethic is questionable and he doesn't look like a team player very often. He may have more to come but I think he burned the boats here with his ridiculous tw&^er comments.
Dani's first game he should have been sent off; the send he was anonylous; we saw one bit of flair and afantastic goal but then nothing; his onfield work ethic is questionable and he doesn't look like a team player very often. He may have more to come but I think he burned the boats here with his ridiculous tw&^er comments. st.ranger
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7:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

techsture says...

Ramirez is the worst transfer Southampton have made since David Speedie was part of Shearer's exit.

You can take that to the bank, and explain the £12 million write off whilst you are there.
Ramirez is the worst transfer Southampton have made since David Speedie was part of Shearer's exit. You can take that to the bank, and explain the £12 million write off whilst you are there. techsture
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