Shaw plays down transfer talk

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Luke Shaw has played down talk over his future.

Shaw became the youngest player to feature at this World Cup by starting England's draw with Costa Rica - an experience he described as "unbelievable", albeit one tinged with the disappointment of their early exit.

The 18-year-old left-back is one of the hottest prospects in world football, with Manchester United pushing to take him from Southampton this summer, though talk of a £34m bid having been received at St Mary’s is wide of the mark.

That deal could reportedly see Shaw become the most expensive teenager of all-time - a lofty price tag which comes thanks to his fine performances for club and now country.

The full-back made his first competitive appearance for England on Tuesday and impressed in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica, in the process becoming the second youngest player to represent England at a World Cup after Michael Owen.

The teenager was asked about his ambitions after the match but did not mention his club future, simply saying: "[My ambitions are] just to keep pushing myself, go back fit and ready in pre-season and keep trying to improve my game and look forward to the friendly in September."

Speaking of his World Cup appearance he added: "It was unbelievable to play in a World Cup game - the biggest stage in football," Shaw, who turns 19 on July 12, said.

"It is something I will learn from but, on the other side, I am devastated we didn't get the win.

"We created a lot of chances - that is something that happened in the other two games we played.

"We created a lot of chances but we have just been a bit unfortunate not to put them away.

"Whether you play or not, you gain massive experience.

"In training, you are training with world-class players day in, day out. And it is something that you will learn from.

"Even sitting on the bench, you see what it is like, you see how everything is and you take in the atmosphere."

Shaw has taken to the pressures of international football impressively, with his performance against Costa Rica one which belied his tender years.

"I've had that a lot but I just focus on my main game and what I do for my club," the Saints left-back said when his on-field maturity was brought up.

"I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game.

"I was happy [with my performance] but it is not just about me - it is about the team and unfortunately we didn't get the result I wanted.

"To be going home this early is devastating. I just want to thank all the fans out there. They were unbelievable."

Shaw will no doubt get many more chances to play in front of those England fans, but which club supporters will be cheering him on yet remains to be seen.

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10:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Did he end up getting that threesome?
Did he end up getting that threesome? Sammy2sheds
  • Score: -25

10:54am Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game.
One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.
QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game. One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 30

11:07am Wed 25 Jun 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Yes, some of the more inexperienced members of the squad had already said to Shaw "Whatever you do, don't do what you do for your club". Luckily the experienced Lampard came over and told him what he should do... thank God there were experienced players there to put him straight.
Yes, some of the more inexperienced members of the squad had already said to Shaw "Whatever you do, don't do what you do for your club". Luckily the experienced Lampard came over and told him what he should do... thank God there were experienced players there to put him straight. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 38

11:11am Wed 25 Jun 14

Southseachris says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game.
One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.
Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time.
The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game. One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.[/p][/quote]Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time. The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is. Southseachris
  • Score: 4

11:29am Wed 25 Jun 14

ShanoBrizzy says...

Luke Shaw just played for England and was arguably their best player on the day.. He's 18, never played for a 'big club', never played 'European football' and never played a whole game for England before. There was a host of England players who played average and average overall in this WC, who play for these 'big clubs' with half playing in Europe, and it didn't help them!. My point being that there is absolutely no guarantee that he will be better off at Man Utd for example. He has learnt his trade this past season at Saints playing against many great players in the PL and learned well.. There is absolutely no reason why he wouldn't improve even more and more and at a faster rate in Saints backline, as he's be playing AGAINST good and great players, on a week to week basis, and on the back of Saints ambition to push on. Hope he see's this and becomes a Saints leader for 15 years!
Luke Shaw just played for England and was arguably their best player on the day.. He's 18, never played for a 'big club', never played 'European football' and never played a whole game for England before. There was a host of England players who played average and average overall in this WC, who play for these 'big clubs' with half playing in Europe, and it didn't help them!. My point being that there is absolutely no guarantee that he will be better off at Man Utd for example. He has learnt his trade this past season at Saints playing against many great players in the PL and learned well.. There is absolutely no reason why he wouldn't improve even more and more and at a faster rate in Saints backline, as he's be playing AGAINST good and great players, on a week to week basis, and on the back of Saints ambition to push on. Hope he see's this and becomes a Saints leader for 15 years! ShanoBrizzy
  • Score: 34

11:31am Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Southseachris wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game.
One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.
Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time.
The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.
Fingers crossed common sense rules. The Champions League seems to have had a major affect on the World Cup, a lot of talented players have not performed as they seemed to have "burnt out" playing in that competition.
[quote][p][bold]Southseachris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game. One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.[/p][/quote]Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time. The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.[/p][/quote]Fingers crossed common sense rules. The Champions League seems to have had a major affect on the World Cup, a lot of talented players have not performed as they seemed to have "burnt out" playing in that competition. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 13

11:47am Wed 25 Jun 14

Saddogitte says...

When I started playing for a mens side at 17 I used to listen to the advice given by the older players and I learned a lot from them. When you listen to the senior pros they all say how helpful it is to have more experienced heads around to help them progress. As Hansem says, you win nothing with kids. Having experience around is invaluable and Shaw can only benefit from talking to the likes of Gerrard and Lampard.
When I started playing for a mens side at 17 I used to listen to the advice given by the older players and I learned a lot from them. When you listen to the senior pros they all say how helpful it is to have more experienced heads around to help them progress. As Hansem says, you win nothing with kids. Having experience around is invaluable and Shaw can only benefit from talking to the likes of Gerrard and Lampard. Saddogitte
  • Score: -10

11:51am Wed 25 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

No reason to go anywhere Luke.
We all want you to stay Luke, you have a long contract here that should be honored. You will learn more here than in & out of the starting lineup at other clubs, Saints don't need the money so meet with Ronko and stay another season or two and review your options then. Saints will be pushing on again next season so could be best to stay at the moment.
No reason to go anywhere Luke. We all want you to stay Luke, you have a long contract here that should be honored. You will learn more here than in & out of the starting lineup at other clubs, Saints don't need the money so meet with Ronko and stay another season or two and review your options then. Saints will be pushing on again next season so could be best to stay at the moment. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 12

11:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

Chapperall says...

Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?
Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy? Chapperall
  • Score: 9

11:57am Wed 25 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Southseachris wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game.
One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.
Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time.
The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.
Fingers crossed common sense rules. The Champions League seems to have had a major affect on the World Cup, a lot of talented players have not performed as they seemed to have "burnt out" playing in that competition.
these "talented" players have not performed because they are playing in average sides and surrounded by talent. Look at Ronaldo.... Portugal are rubbish and hence he looks ordinary. Its nothing to do with Champions league unless their squads were small and Real's certainly is not. It's not effecting the dutch , french , germans and Belgians and they all play champions league !?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southseachris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game. One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.[/p][/quote]Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time. The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.[/p][/quote]Fingers crossed common sense rules. The Champions League seems to have had a major affect on the World Cup, a lot of talented players have not performed as they seemed to have "burnt out" playing in that competition.[/p][/quote]these "talented" players have not performed because they are playing in average sides and surrounded by talent. Look at Ronaldo.... Portugal are rubbish and hence he looks ordinary. Its nothing to do with Champions league unless their squads were small and Real's certainly is not. It's not effecting the dutch , french , germans and Belgians and they all play champions league !? steekeemcglue
  • Score: 3

12:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Wembley76 says...

Looking at the 'big picture' 30 odd million for a left back is an extraordinary figure, and would enable RK to replace him, strengthen the centre backs, bring in Marshall and sign Pelle...sounds like good business to me and a really positive move forward for the team.....Shaw is a great talent and can displace Evra and Baines...
Looking at the 'big picture' 30 odd million for a left back is an extraordinary figure, and would enable RK to replace him, strengthen the centre backs, bring in Marshall and sign Pelle...sounds like good business to me and a really positive move forward for the team.....Shaw is a great talent and can displace Evra and Baines... Wembley76
  • Score: 3

12:35pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Saint Jinx says...

OK Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have some food for thought. I was reading about Adam Lallana and most people generally agree that he has lost a bit of confidence. Now I wonder whether Adam got fed up with being browbeaten into knocking Southampton and being told he has to move. I definitely feel that Hodgson has an issue with us (Saints) and he likes "yes" men. I wonder whether Adam has stood up to him and Gerrard as well for that matter. He was a "certainty" to start and suddenly he was dropped. Well that was a brilliant decision wasn't it - the worst World Cup performance ever! Of course, Sir Alf took some stick for dropping Greavesie but, well, Sir Alf's team didn't do too badly in the end did they? The same cannot be said for never-to-be-a-sir Hodgson.
I know Adam was not dropped from the squad, but you can see my point I hope. Hodgson thought that Sterling would be his trump card or secret weapon and win every match for him.
OK Ladies and Gentlemen, I have some food for thought. I was reading about Adam Lallana and most people generally agree that he has lost a bit of confidence. Now I wonder whether Adam got fed up with being browbeaten into knocking Southampton and being told he has to move. I definitely feel that Hodgson has an issue with us (Saints) and he likes "yes" men. I wonder whether Adam has stood up to him and Gerrard as well for that matter. He was a "certainty" to start and suddenly he was dropped. Well that was a brilliant decision wasn't it - the worst World Cup performance ever! Of course, Sir Alf took some stick for dropping Greavesie but, well, Sir Alf's team didn't do too badly in the end did they? The same cannot be said for never-to-be-a-sir Hodgson. I know Adam was not dropped from the squad, but you can see my point I hope. Hodgson thought that Sterling would be his trump card or secret weapon and win every match for him. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 15

12:42pm Wed 25 Jun 14

saintmac says...

Let him go.We an buy another LB.
On another subject does anybody know if we are doing our usual pre season
training abroad with a couple of frendlies?
Let him go.We an buy another LB. On another subject does anybody know if we are doing our usual pre season training abroad with a couple of frendlies? saintmac
  • Score: -5

12:42pm Wed 25 Jun 14

gr8saint says...

Chapperall wrote:
Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?
Yes, we have Matt Targett coming through as backup to Shaw, which I believe is one of the reasons we let Danny Fox go.
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?[/p][/quote]Yes, we have Matt Targett coming through as backup to Shaw, which I believe is one of the reasons we let Danny Fox go. gr8saint
  • Score: 5

12:47pm Wed 25 Jun 14

gr8saint says...

saintmac wrote:
Let him go.We an buy another LB.
On another subject does anybody know if we are doing our usual pre season
training abroad with a couple of frendlies?
Training in the UK, making the most of the new facilities, with away friendlies against:
Swindon
Bournemouth
Brighton

Then a home game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen .
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: Let him go.We an buy another LB. On another subject does anybody know if we are doing our usual pre season training abroad with a couple of frendlies?[/p][/quote]Training in the UK, making the most of the new facilities, with away friendlies against: Swindon Bournemouth Brighton Then a home game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen . gr8saint
  • Score: 4

1:14pm Wed 25 Jun 14

SaintPC says...

Chapperall wrote:
Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?
Matty Targett is the England U'19 left back, he is about a year away from being ready for the first team I believe, but maybe he can make the step up quicker than thought. Personally I want Shaw to stay, but if we can get 30m+ for him and he wants to go, then the money will be useful. The key is striking the right balance for the deal of getting money upfront rather than based on add-ons.
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?[/p][/quote]Matty Targett is the England U'19 left back, he is about a year away from being ready for the first team I believe, but maybe he can make the step up quicker than thought. Personally I want Shaw to stay, but if we can get 30m+ for him and he wants to go, then the money will be useful. The key is striking the right balance for the deal of getting money upfront rather than based on add-ons. SaintPC
  • Score: 4

2:11pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Several people have quoted from the above report, so here's my take on it.

Luke said: "We created a lot of chances but we have just been a bit unfortunate not to put them away."

Luke meant: "We created a lot of chances but we have just been a bit unfortunate that Roy opted for Welbeck and Rooney ahead of Rickie."

Luke said: "In training, you are training with world-class players day in, day out."

Luke meant: "It was kind of RoKo to arrange for me to join up with the Dutch so that I wouldn't have to train with some of the dross who represent England."

Luke said: "I was happy with my performance but it is not just about me - it is about the team and unfortunately we didn't get the result I wanted."

Luke meant: "I was happy with my performance but it is not just about me - it is about the team and unfortunately most of them couldn't get in my local Sunday league team."

Luke said: "I just want to thank all the fans out there. They were unbelievable."

Luke meant: "Did that bloke in the crowd really fork out £1200 on flights, £2000 on 'the ambience' and £2000 on accommodation just to watch us draw 0-0 with mighty Costa Rica?"

Luke said: "To be going home this early is devastating."

Luke meant: "I wish we could stop off in LA on the way home."
Several people have quoted from the above report, so here's my take on it. Luke said: "We created a lot of chances but we have just been a bit unfortunate not to put them away." Luke meant: "We created a lot of chances but we have just been a bit unfortunate that Roy opted for Welbeck and Rooney ahead of Rickie." Luke said: "In training, you are training with world-class players day in, day out." Luke meant: "It was kind of RoKo to arrange for me to join up with the Dutch so that I wouldn't have to train with some of the dross who represent England." Luke said: "I was happy with my performance but it is not just about me - it is about the team and unfortunately we didn't get the result I wanted." Luke meant: "I was happy with my performance but it is not just about me - it is about the team and unfortunately most of them couldn't get in my local Sunday league team." Luke said: "I just want to thank all the fans out there. They were unbelievable." Luke meant: "Did that bloke in the crowd really fork out £1200 on flights, £2000 on 'the ambience' and £2000 on accommodation just to watch us draw 0-0 with mighty Costa Rica?" Luke said: "To be going home this early is devastating." Luke meant: "I wish we could stop off in LA on the way home." Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 15

2:16pm Wed 25 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Southseachris wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game.
One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.
Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time.
The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.
Fingers crossed common sense rules. The Champions League seems to have had a major affect on the World Cup, a lot of talented players have not performed as they seemed to have "burnt out" playing in that competition.
these "talented" players have not performed because they are playing in average sides and surrounded by talent. Look at Ronaldo.... Portugal are rubbish and hence he looks ordinary. Its nothing to do with Champions league unless their squads were small and Real's certainly is not. It's not effecting the dutch , french , germans and Belgians and they all play champions league !?
Ronaldo might be having a poor world cup because he has a bad knee injury.
as reported in the metro;
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly ready to defy advice from doctors and play while injured during the World Cup – even though it could end his career early.

Ronaldo is currently nursing a nasty knee injury picked up in training, which medical staff have privately said means he won’t play again during the tournament in Brazil.

However, with Portugal losing their opening match to Germany, the Real Madrid star is desperate to be involved – and could reportedly play with pain killing injections.

It’s a bold move, and Ronaldo’s personal doctor has apparently told him that he risks never playing football again if he tries to take to the field in the coming days.


might be ore of a reason that hes played poorly than hes playing in a `rubbish` `average` side.
the average and rubbish team that contains players from the top teams all around Europe and several champions league winners.
the difference between the teams you mention and Portugal has nothing to do with talent, its because they play as teams whist Portugal are setup to play everything through Ronaldo, and as hes not fit the team look poor.
as for the champions league argument, it does hold some weight. the 2 teams that reached the final contained mainly Spanish and Portuguese players, and they are the ones who have looked the most tired, well except for the English team. so yes I think playing in the champions league final has affected some of the players.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southseachris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: I spoke to Frank Lampard before the game and he just said 'do what you do for your club'. I took that on board and tried to play my normal game. One reason for England to keep a couple of experienced players around, the best thing is that Luke listened and did what he does best. If we don't need to sell him, it would be silly to do so, especially when he would probably learn more at St Marys, than from sitting on the bench elsewhere. We need an experienced player or two to advise him to stay and I hope he listens.[/p][/quote]Trouble is he probably wants Champions League football and if he goes to Man Utd (or anywhere) he is going to be first-choice left back so knows he'll get plenty of game time. The only reasons he may stay are if the new manager can convince him and/or he feels some obligation to the club that made him what he is.[/p][/quote]Fingers crossed common sense rules. The Champions League seems to have had a major affect on the World Cup, a lot of talented players have not performed as they seemed to have "burnt out" playing in that competition.[/p][/quote]these "talented" players have not performed because they are playing in average sides and surrounded by talent. Look at Ronaldo.... Portugal are rubbish and hence he looks ordinary. Its nothing to do with Champions league unless their squads were small and Real's certainly is not. It's not effecting the dutch , french , germans and Belgians and they all play champions league !?[/p][/quote]Ronaldo might be having a poor world cup because he has a bad knee injury. as reported in the metro; Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly ready to defy advice from doctors and play while injured during the World Cup – even though it could end his career early. Ronaldo is currently nursing a nasty knee injury picked up in training, which medical staff have privately said means he won’t play again during the tournament in Brazil. However, with Portugal losing their opening match to Germany, the Real Madrid star is desperate to be involved – and could reportedly play with pain killing injections. It’s a bold move, and Ronaldo’s personal doctor has apparently told him that he risks never playing football again if he tries to take to the field in the coming days. might be ore of a reason that hes played poorly than hes playing in a `rubbish` `average` side. the average and rubbish team that contains players from the top teams all around Europe and several champions league winners. the difference between the teams you mention and Portugal has nothing to do with talent, its because they play as teams whist Portugal are setup to play everything through Ronaldo, and as hes not fit the team look poor. as for the champions league argument, it does hold some weight. the 2 teams that reached the final contained mainly Spanish and Portuguese players, and they are the ones who have looked the most tired, well except for the English team. so yes I think playing in the champions league final has affected some of the players. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Wed 25 Jun 14

ToastyTea says...

How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.
How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down. ToastyTea
  • Score: 5

4:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

thinklikealocal says...

gr8saint wrote:
Chapperall wrote:
Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?
Yes, we have Matt Targett coming through as backup to Shaw, which I believe is one of the reasons we let Danny Fox go.
Is one of the other reasons that he ran around like a headless chicken and showed too little aptitude for the game of football. Lol
[quote][p][bold]gr8saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Going to Man U won't give him a first team place as Evra won't stand aside easily and they are not in Champions league. If he goes it will be for the money and the so called prestige. Like everyone else is saying he would gain more by staying with Saints for another season, however the £40m would be nice to reinforce the team. Does anyone know if we have a left back coming through the academy?[/p][/quote]Yes, we have Matt Targett coming through as backup to Shaw, which I believe is one of the reasons we let Danny Fox go.[/p][/quote]Is one of the other reasons that he ran around like a headless chicken and showed too little aptitude for the game of football. Lol thinklikealocal
  • Score: -7

6:00pm Wed 25 Jun 14

saintlysoul says...

ToastyTea wrote:
How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.
He's off no doubt about that!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.[/p][/quote]He's off no doubt about that! saintlysoul
  • Score: -6

6:01pm Wed 25 Jun 14

saintlysoul says...

ToastyTea wrote:
How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.
He's off no doubt about that!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.[/p][/quote]He's off no doubt about that! saintlysoul
  • Score: -6

6:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Tron88 says...

1 fairly good season from Shaw and the media are hyping him up. If he wants to go id sling him, 30 mill for him is insane. LB is easily replaceable and like someone mentioned above it would enable us to strengthen the rest of the team.
He signed a 5 year deal so saints don't need to sell him but all reports are indicating that he'll be gone. I watched every single saints game last season and shaw was good but he was not 30 mil. I guess united are chancing that he'll be the next bale and 30mil would be cheap.
1 fairly good season from Shaw and the media are hyping him up. If he wants to go id sling him, 30 mill for him is insane. LB is easily replaceable and like someone mentioned above it would enable us to strengthen the rest of the team. He signed a 5 year deal so saints don't need to sell him but all reports are indicating that he'll be gone. I watched every single saints game last season and shaw was good but he was not 30 mil. I guess united are chancing that he'll be the next bale and 30mil would be cheap. Tron88
  • Score: -3

6:36pm Wed 25 Jun 14

echo1948 says...

Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.
Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him. echo1948
  • Score: 1

7:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintlysoul wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.
He's off no doubt about that!
Are you sure it is not your drains that are off?
[quote][p][bold]saintlysoul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: How has he played down transfer talks, he hasn't even mentioned them, how is that playing them down.[/p][/quote]He's off no doubt about that![/p][/quote]Are you sure it is not your drains that are off? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

echo1948 wrote:
Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.
How do you explain this tweet then

The Official Agent™ ‏@_OfficialAgent_ 4m

World Exclusive: #Shaw is now an #MUFC player. Confirmed. #SaintsFC

I am afraid there is a lot of BS going around at the moment, only believe what you see on the OS.
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.[/p][/quote]How do you explain this tweet then The Official Agent™ ‏@_OfficialAgent_ 4m World Exclusive: #Shaw is now an #MUFC player. Confirmed. #SaintsFC I am afraid there is a lot of BS going around at the moment, only believe what you see on the OS. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Wed 25 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
echo1948 wrote:
Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.
How do you explain this tweet then

The Official Agent™ ‏@_OfficialAgent_ 4m

World Exclusive: #Shaw is now an #MUFC player. Confirmed. #SaintsFC

I am afraid there is a lot of BS going around at the moment, only believe what you see on the OS.
osprey, as you no doubt know, @officialagent is one of the worst sources on twitter. it/he has claimed that luke has signed for manure loads of times and at loads of different prices. my guess is that it is a know nothing bloke who just likes to guess and post rubbish in an attempt to get lots of followers.
I take twitter with a huge pinch of salt, there are fake saints, koeman, luke, lalla, morgan tweeters on there that are just sad little wums, you know like we get on here. problem with twitter is that because he uses the name `officialagent` some people think its real. to be honest there are lots of Asian followers of people like this, nothing against them but they don't realise its fake!
there are real accounts of saints players and the club, koeman is also on there with a real account and his followers have gone up from 100k to over 500k since he signed for saints.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.[/p][/quote]How do you explain this tweet then The Official Agent™ ‏@_OfficialAgent_ 4m World Exclusive: #Shaw is now an #MUFC player. Confirmed. #SaintsFC I am afraid there is a lot of BS going around at the moment, only believe what you see on the OS.[/p][/quote]osprey, as you no doubt know, @officialagent is one of the worst sources on twitter. it/he has claimed that luke has signed for manure loads of times and at loads of different prices. my guess is that it is a know nothing bloke who just likes to guess and post rubbish in an attempt to get lots of followers. I take twitter with a huge pinch of salt, there are fake saints, koeman, luke, lalla, morgan tweeters on there that are just sad little wums, you know like we get on here. problem with twitter is that because he uses the name `officialagent` some people think its real. to be honest there are lots of Asian followers of people like this, nothing against them but they don't realise its fake! there are real accounts of saints players and the club, koeman is also on there with a real account and his followers have gone up from 100k to over 500k since he signed for saints. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 4

8:03pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

In case word hasn't crossed La Manche, Spiderman will make his first start for France this PM.

It might come a bit hard to some of you (and to me after fighting my way around the Strasbourg ring road and being nearly killed by all the mad French drivers) but, this evening, I think we should all sling on a blue shirt, wave our tricolours, sing Les Marseillaise, grab a bottle of claret and get behind Les Bleus.
In case word hasn't crossed La Manche, Spiderman will make his first start for France this PM. It might come a bit hard to some of you (and to me after fighting my way around the Strasbourg ring road and being nearly killed by all the mad French drivers) but, this evening, I think we should all sling on a blue shirt, wave our tricolours, sing Les Marseillaise, grab a bottle of claret and get behind Les Bleus. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

8:09pm Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
echo1948 wrote:
Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.
How do you explain this tweet then

The Official Agent™ ‏@_OfficialAgent_ 4m

World Exclusive: #Shaw is now an #MUFC player. Confirmed. #SaintsFC

I am afraid there is a lot of BS going around at the moment, only believe what you see on the OS.
osprey, as you no doubt know, @officialagent is one of the worst sources on twitter. it/he has claimed that luke has signed for manure loads of times and at loads of different prices. my guess is that it is a know nothing bloke who just likes to guess and post rubbish in an attempt to get lots of followers.
I take twitter with a huge pinch of salt, there are fake saints, koeman, luke, lalla, morgan tweeters on there that are just sad little wums, you know like we get on here. problem with twitter is that because he uses the name `officialagent` some people think its real. to be honest there are lots of Asian followers of people like this, nothing against them but they don't realise its fake!
there are real accounts of saints players and the club, koeman is also on there with a real account and his followers have gone up from 100k to over 500k since he signed for saints.
Yes, indeed, this is just one of many, trouble is some people believe this rubbish then start posting opinionated message using data which has no truth in it whatsoever, there is a sad old cyberworld out there. As I said, if it isn't on the OS it probably isn't true. I don't do 'follow', I don't understand the point of a retweet, I am too old a bunny to get too involved, best to watch from afar.
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Just heard that Man U have dropped out of the running to sign Shaw, as they reckon his £40 mill. price tag is too high.But Chelsea have come back in to sign him.[/p][/quote]How do you explain this tweet then The Official Agent™ ‏@_OfficialAgent_ 4m World Exclusive: #Shaw is now an #MUFC player. Confirmed. #SaintsFC I am afraid there is a lot of BS going around at the moment, only believe what you see on the OS.[/p][/quote]osprey, as you no doubt know, @officialagent is one of the worst sources on twitter. it/he has claimed that luke has signed for manure loads of times and at loads of different prices. my guess is that it is a know nothing bloke who just likes to guess and post rubbish in an attempt to get lots of followers. I take twitter with a huge pinch of salt, there are fake saints, koeman, luke, lalla, morgan tweeters on there that are just sad little wums, you know like we get on here. problem with twitter is that because he uses the name `officialagent` some people think its real. to be honest there are lots of Asian followers of people like this, nothing against them but they don't realise its fake! there are real accounts of saints players and the club, koeman is also on there with a real account and his followers have gone up from 100k to over 500k since he signed for saints.[/p][/quote]Yes, indeed, this is just one of many, trouble is some people believe this rubbish then start posting opinionated message using data which has no truth in it whatsoever, there is a sad old cyberworld out there. As I said, if it isn't on the OS it probably isn't true. I don't do 'follow', I don't understand the point of a retweet, I am too old a bunny to get too involved, best to watch from afar. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

10:03pm Wed 25 Jun 14

saintbobby says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
Did he end up getting that threesome?
Jeez, Sammy have you set a record. As I write 138 thumbs up. Let's hope Luke got 2 something up!
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Did he end up getting that threesome?[/p][/quote]Jeez, Sammy have you set a record. As I write 138 thumbs up. Let's hope Luke got 2 something up! saintbobby
  • Score: 1
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