Adam Lallana on verge of sealing £25m move to Liverpool from Southampton

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Adam Lallana looks set to follow Luke Shaw out of Saints, with a move to Liverpool understood to be close.

Teenage left-back Shaw completed his £25million-plus move to Manchester United this morning and he could swiftly be followed out of St Mary's by his former captain.

Lallana is believed to be in Liverpool for a medical ahead of a move to the Reds, who earlier this month raided Saints for forward Rickie Lambert.

Brendan Rodgers' side saw several offers rejected for the England international this summer, but now appear to have struck a deal with Saints.

It is understood the deal could go through as early as Friday, with Lallana due to have a medical at Liverpool's Melwood training ground in the afternoon.

The move would end the midfielder's 14-year association with Southampton, who he joined from Bournemouth in September 2000 aged 12.

That deal included a 25 per cent sell-on clause, meaning the Cherries are set for a cash windfall from the reported £25million move.

The England midfielder was identified as Rodgers' primary target for the summer window and the club tried to get a deal done before the World Cup.

However, because of the turmoil at St Mary's after the departure of boss Mauricio Pochettino, the Saints were not prepared to let any players leave until they had appointed a replacement.

Lambert was allowed to move as Southampton classed that as a special case with the striker returning to his boyhood club.

With Ronald Koeman now in place at the south-coast club and Lallana returning home from the World Cup after England's disappointing tournament, things have progressed quickly.

Lallana will become Liverpool's third signing of the summer after Lambert and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, who will officially join the club on July 1.

Despite comments from Sevilla sporting director Monchi on Thursday suggesting a deal for left-back Alberto Moreno was dead, Liverpool still retain a hope of signing the defender as it is an area they desperately need to strengthen.

The two sides were "miles apart" in their valuations with the Spanish club holding out for £20million for the 21-year-old and Liverpool only willing to offer about £16million.

Moreno has distanced himself from a move but - with Rodgers needing reinforcements in order to be able to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League next season - there remains a chance the transfer could be revived.

"I never said that I wanted to leave the team," Moreno told Spanish newspaper ABC de Sevilla.

"I am happy here, Sevilla is the club of my life. There are many rumours but I only know that on July 7 I report back for training again.

"I am enjoying my holidays. We had a hard year and if I spent the summer thinking about these things (transfer speculation) then I can't rest.

"I am calm and my father and my agent will take care of my future."

Liverpool also retain an interest in Bayern Munich's Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri, although the capture of Lallana may see Rodgers look elsewhere for other options.

With striker Luis Suarez facing a four-month ban after his biting incident at the World Cup, Rodgers could look at Lille's 19-year-old Belgium forward Divock Origi.

Lallana's exit is another blow for Saints, who was the last of three players included in England's World Cup squad remaining at the club.

Southampton have also this summer seen Pochettino depart for Tottenham, although the appointment of high-profile Koeman allayed concerns at St Mary's.

Furthermore, executive director Les Reed pledged before appointing the Dutchman that money from transfers would be ploughed back into the squad.

"We will only make decisions based on what's right and best for the club, so if we do sell players then it's guaranteed that any revenues we make will be reinvested in the team," he said.

"There's a logistical job to be done there because we do want to bring players in and improve the team so it's important that, whatever happens, when we do kick off on August 16 that we have improved the team and the depth and strength of the squad with the players that have come in, even if players may have gone out.

"However, our intention is to keep all of our core players - I wouldn't want people to think I've just opened the door for transfers, that's not the case."

It is fair to say, though, that Liverpool flexed their muscle by bringing Lambert and now Lallana to Anfield.

Reports suggest the Reds may not stop there with there, either, with Southampton's Croatia defender Dejan Lovren also reported to be on their radar

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2:19pm Fri 27 Jun 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

it never rains but it pours!
it never rains but it pours! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 27

2:20pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TGodSFC says...

I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER TGodSFC
  • Score: 27

2:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TGodSFC says...

TGodSFC wrote:
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying!
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER[/p][/quote]England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying! TGodSFC
  • Score: 5

2:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bathsaints says...

I can get on board with Luke going but Lallana? I don't understand why the board doesn't hold them to their contracts unless they have handed in transfer requests and become damaging to the rest of the squad...hope this doesn't open the door for dejan, morgan et al to leave
I can get on board with Luke going but Lallana? I don't understand why the board doesn't hold them to their contracts unless they have handed in transfer requests and become damaging to the rest of the squad...hope this doesn't open the door for dejan, morgan et al to leave bathsaints
  • Score: 32

2:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

couzzy33 says...

wouldn't normally begrudge a player like him a move. Is a massive part of where we are BUT if you look at his quotes when he signed his last contract then it leaves a very sour taste in the mouth. Karma Adz has a very funny way of biting you on the backside and with you going to Liverpool I do mean that quite literally (I just hope you have had all your tetanus jabs)
wouldn't normally begrudge a player like him a move. Is a massive part of where we are BUT if you look at his quotes when he signed his last contract then it leaves a very sour taste in the mouth. Karma Adz has a very funny way of biting you on the backside and with you going to Liverpool I do mean that quite literally (I just hope you have had all your tetanus jabs) couzzy33
  • Score: 48

2:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Right that's it. Rickie, Luke and Adam fair enough but it's now time to shut-up shop and give Koeman a whopping great transfer pot to re-build with some Dutch wunderkind. Let's be positive, we could be even more exciting next season.
Right that's it. Rickie, Luke and Adam fair enough but it's now time to shut-up shop and give Koeman a whopping great transfer pot to re-build with some Dutch wunderkind. Let's be positive, we could be even more exciting next season. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 64

2:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

warrens 76 says...

Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified. warrens 76
  • Score: -16

2:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

notaclue says...

Just Schniederlin, Gaston, Lovren and Yoshida to to go and then thats all our world cup heros gone!!
Who will be next Schniederlin or Lovren 50/50? I expect both to go now as well.
Just Schniederlin, Gaston, Lovren and Yoshida to to go and then thats all our world cup heros gone!! Who will be next Schniederlin or Lovren 50/50? I expect both to go now as well. notaclue
  • Score: 5

2:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

good..... have fun AL and enjoy the champions league. I for one will be watching your progress and hope you do well.... Big war chest for TinTin now..... A re-built Saints side for 14/15 and hopefully more goals....
good..... have fun AL and enjoy the champions league. I for one will be watching your progress and hope you do well.... Big war chest for TinTin now..... A re-built Saints side for 14/15 and hopefully more goals.... [ just need to find a couple of goal scorers....LOL.... ( hurry up JayRod , get better !! ) ] steekeemcglue
  • Score: -1

2:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

7saint7 says...

why the hell would we sell are best player for 25mill with 25% of it not are's Lallana's at his best and a England player.
This is a joke.
shaw going for 30 plus is not a bad deal .. But this what the hell
why the hell would we sell are best player for 25mill with 25% of it not are's Lallana's at his best and a England player. This is a joke. shaw going for 30 plus is not a bad deal .. But this what the hell 7saint7
  • Score: 10

2:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

notaclue wrote:
Just Schniederlin, Gaston, Lovren and Yoshida to to go and then thats all our world cup heros gone!!
Who will be next Schniederlin or Lovren 50/50? I expect both to go now as well.
Lovren will go,,,, Morgan will stay..... imo
[quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: Just Schniederlin, Gaston, Lovren and Yoshida to to go and then thats all our world cup heros gone!! Who will be next Schniederlin or Lovren 50/50? I expect both to go now as well.[/p][/quote]Lovren will go,,,, Morgan will stay..... imo steekeemcglue
  • Score: 2

2:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
Careful Warrens you'll get accused of being me and you don't want that!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]Careful Warrens you'll get accused of being me and you don't want that! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -6

2:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintsfan76 says...

£55m in a day will buy at least 2 good players. You cant blame either player for going. It will set both up for life. I had hoped Adam wouldn't go but if his mind is set on Champions League football nobody could stop him. Its a shame Southampton keep on producing so many good players otherwise nobody would want them. Southampton have plenty of other players in the wings to come into the first team. Ine other thing that could haveinfluenced Liverpool to increase their bid for Adam; a replacement for a player called Suerez who is now banned till the start of November.
£55m in a day will buy at least 2 good players. You cant blame either player for going. It will set both up for life. I had hoped Adam wouldn't go but if his mind is set on Champions League football nobody could stop him. Its a shame Southampton keep on producing so many good players otherwise nobody would want them. Southampton have plenty of other players in the wings to come into the first team. Ine other thing that could haveinfluenced Liverpool to increase their bid for Adam; a replacement for a player called Suerez who is now banned till the start of November. saintsfan76
  • Score: 9

2:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

echo1948 says...

TGodSFC wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying!
You won,t get a club statement because all these moves were cut and dried BEFORE the WC.This board is a joke.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER[/p][/quote]England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying![/p][/quote]You won,t get a club statement because all these moves were cut and dried BEFORE the WC.This board is a joke. echo1948
  • Score: -16

2:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Whitton says...

Well if you want my honest opinion..
You can sod off then Lallana. Although.. I do see why he'd want to, but what about SOUTHAMPTON!?
Well if you want my honest opinion.. You can sod off then Lallana. Although.. I do see why he'd want to, but what about SOUTHAMPTON!? Whitton
  • Score: 33

2:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Where is Kruegar / Read with some news on the OS about these departures. Surely we would have had some players coming in by now. Has the Koeman appointment been a failure already? Surely he was brought in with the intention of convincing Lallana and Shaw to stick with Saints and probably Lovren will follow suit. Koeman is classed as one of the best defenders of all time so it would be a real kick in the teeth if 2 of our best defenders left.
Where is Kruegar / Read with some news on the OS about these departures. Surely we would have had some players coming in by now. Has the Koeman appointment been a failure already? Surely he was brought in with the intention of convincing Lallana and Shaw to stick with Saints and probably Lovren will follow suit. Koeman is classed as one of the best defenders of all time so it would be a real kick in the teeth if 2 of our best defenders left. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: -16

2:35pm Fri 27 Jun 14

echo1948 says...

TGodSFC wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying!
You won,t get a club statement because all these moves were cut and dried BEFORE the WC.This board is a joke.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER[/p][/quote]England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying![/p][/quote]You won,t get a club statement because all these moves were cut and dried BEFORE the WC.This board is a joke. echo1948
  • Score: -15

2:35pm Fri 27 Jun 14

THE12THMAN says...

bullsbags wrote:
Good
Another cocky over hipped **** out the door
At least deals getting done now rather than later
We will have the biggest transfer budget in prem history at this rate
I just hope it's spent wisely
I could not agree more, if they don't want to play for saints then get rid, no use having sulking players hanging around the cub.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Good Another cocky over hipped **** out the door At least deals getting done now rather than later We will have the biggest transfer budget in prem history at this rate I just hope it's spent wisely[/p][/quote]I could not agree more, if they don't want to play for saints then get rid, no use having sulking players hanging around the cub. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 57

2:35pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

Told you.... LOL
Told you.... LOL LFCalways
  • Score: -38

2:35pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saint christopher says...

Only consolation is that (a) club is choosing to sell them, and not because these players are at the end of their contracts or we that need the money (or so we have been told) and (b) they are being sold presumably with the full support of Koeman, who presumably could have said no you're staying put.

However until at least 2 quality signings are announced this will still appear to those outside (and some within) as the start of the fire sale many feared or expected. Given my comments above however I do not think that's the case - perhaps we already have new signings all but tied up and this is just part of the jigsaw. We shall see.

However it's interesting that this all only really started when these 2 players got selected for England and started getting up close and personal with the prima donna's and over-hyped types from the "big club" cartel. You can't blame them, it's a short career and the prestige and money is almost impossible to turn down and we'd better get used to this scenario being repeated in the future.

What we need is to become another Notts Forest - a brilliant team comprised of utterly committed but unflashy and unspectacular individuals who keep below the radar of the PL hoover-uppers.

Keep the faith folks, I think the next few weeks will have more positives than negatives for Saint's fans.
Only consolation is that (a) club is choosing to sell them, and not because these players are at the end of their contracts or we that need the money (or so we have been told) and (b) they are being sold presumably with the full support of Koeman, who presumably could have said no you're staying put. However until at least 2 quality signings are announced this will still appear to those outside (and some within) as the start of the fire sale many feared or expected. Given my comments above however I do not think that's the case - perhaps we already have new signings all but tied up and this is just part of the jigsaw. We shall see. However it's interesting that this all only really started when these 2 players got selected for England and started getting up close and personal with the prima donna's and over-hyped types from the "big club" cartel. You can't blame them, it's a short career and the prestige and money is almost impossible to turn down and we'd better get used to this scenario being repeated in the future. What we need is to become another Notts Forest - a brilliant team comprised of utterly committed but unflashy and unspectacular individuals who keep below the radar of the PL hoover-uppers. Keep the faith folks, I think the next few weeks will have more positives than negatives for Saint's fans. saint christopher
  • Score: 17

2:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Wagon painted says...

Excpect all of them to go which means a lot of signings to arrive.Hopefully quality signings from a knowledgeable manager and we can then improve on last years position .Then the days of losing to Cardiff at home failing to beat Sunderland on many attempts and having. 60% possession without scoring will be a distant memory
Excpect all of them to go which means a lot of signings to arrive.Hopefully quality signings from a knowledgeable manager and we can then improve on last years position .Then the days of losing to Cardiff at home failing to beat Sunderland on many attempts and having. 60% possession without scoring will be a distant memory Wagon painted
  • Score: 21

2:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

LA LA - What a Joke !!

WHO NOW wants the SAINTS Players to play for ENGLAND.

ROY is not welkcome at St Mary's after his Performance in BRAZIL and filling Our Players Heads full of NONSENSE.

COYR
LA LA - What a Joke !! WHO NOW wants the SAINTS Players to play for ENGLAND. ROY is not welkcome at St Mary's after his Performance in BRAZIL and filling Our Players Heads full of NONSENSE. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 50

2:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SodburySaint93 says...

bathsaints wrote:
I can get on board with Luke going but Lallana? I don't understand why the board doesn't hold them to their contracts unless they have handed in transfer requests and become damaging to the rest of the squad...hope this doesn't open the door for dejan, morgan et al to leave
Unfortunately these two are attracting unwanted attention and may cause an exodus with 3 or 4 others.

I'm hoping Ronko would have realised this may happen before he took the job and has planned for it.

I think to appease the fans, we need some big name signings - but, if we do that, what is the point in us having the best academy in Europe if we're just going to "buy in" players as well !!!
[quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: I can get on board with Luke going but Lallana? I don't understand why the board doesn't hold them to their contracts unless they have handed in transfer requests and become damaging to the rest of the squad...hope this doesn't open the door for dejan, morgan et al to leave[/p][/quote]Unfortunately these two are attracting unwanted attention and may cause an exodus with 3 or 4 others. I'm hoping Ronko would have realised this may happen before he took the job and has planned for it. I think to appease the fans, we need some big name signings - but, if we do that, what is the point in us having the best academy in Europe if we're just going to "buy in" players as well !!! SodburySaint93
  • Score: 20

2:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

echo1948 wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying!
You won,t get a club statement because all these moves were cut and dried BEFORE the WC.This board is a joke.
Affaird so...only statement will be is when it's all done from both parties
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER[/p][/quote]England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying![/p][/quote]You won,t get a club statement because all these moves were cut and dried BEFORE the WC.This board is a joke.[/p][/quote]Affaird so...only statement will be is when it's all done from both parties LFCalways
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

szent8 says...

Putting out the garbage. We don't need traitorous scrum at St. Mary's. Let them be cast adrift while Saints March ever onwards and upwards. COYR
Putting out the garbage. We don't need traitorous scrum at St. Mary's. Let them be cast adrift while Saints March ever onwards and upwards. COYR szent8
  • Score: 21

2:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

St. Teach says...

A lot of knee jerk reactions to something we knew already. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw were always going. It has nothing to do with Southampton and everything to do with ambition, greed and agents. I see no problem with the owners wanting a break even club - or even with being happy being a top half club. That's about right for Southampton. Cortese sold a dream that could only happen with big risks and the owner wasn't keen. Those who were here just for the dream will have to leave. So it goes. Those who remain will be loyal to the club and not just their own ambitions. Also, the cancer of Cortese's influence will be be gone. It is a bad time, but it is not the end. We will buy good players. We will still have good players.

Why the owners would tell Pochettino they intend to asset strip the club and then sell it is beyond me. You would have to be beyond stupid to believe they did that. The truth is, as MLT has said, MP spread a lot of lies about before he left. It was in his interest to destabilise the club and he did a good job.

I wouldn't be surprised if a few more left. So what? The club is bigger than the players. We need players who are loyal to the club and not the chairman.
A lot of knee jerk reactions to something we knew already. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw were always going. It has nothing to do with Southampton and everything to do with ambition, greed and agents. I see no problem with the owners wanting a break even club - or even with being happy being a top half club. That's about right for Southampton. Cortese sold a dream that could only happen with big risks and the owner wasn't keen. Those who were here just for the dream will have to leave. So it goes. Those who remain will be loyal to the club and not just their own ambitions. Also, the cancer of Cortese's influence will be be gone. It is a bad time, but it is not the end. We will buy good players. We will still have good players. Why the owners would tell Pochettino they intend to asset strip the club and then sell it is beyond me. You would have to be beyond stupid to believe they did that. The truth is, as MLT has said, MP spread a lot of lies about before he left. It was in his interest to destabilise the club and he did a good job. I wouldn't be surprised if a few more left. So what? The club is bigger than the players. We need players who are loyal to the club and not the chairman. St. Teach
  • Score: 60

2:39pm Fri 27 Jun 14

rossofficial10 says...

im upset with the lallana transfer but all you can do is trust that the club will spend all the money on players just as good. shaw isnt that important, but we need to replace adam and ricky x
im upset with the lallana transfer but all you can do is trust that the club will spend all the money on players just as good. shaw isnt that important, but we need to replace adam and ricky x rossofficial10
  • Score: 11

2:40pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Bazultra says...

I certainly wont be clapping for Lallana from my seat. Hope your a complete flop for liverpool Adam. No respect for fans these players why should we respect them. Get lost Shaw, Lallana , Manc and Liverpool. We need loyal professional players like Le God which you can never be! Now get stuffed. COYR
I certainly wont be clapping for Lallana from my seat. Hope your a complete flop for liverpool Adam. No respect for fans these players why should we respect them. Get lost Shaw, Lallana , Manc and Liverpool. We need loyal professional players like Le God which you can never be! Now get stuffed. COYR Bazultra
  • Score: 76

2:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

westfordUSAsaints says...

Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go.

I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad?

Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play.

Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still...

COYR.
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR. westfordUSAsaints
  • Score: 25

2:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Sheffieldsaint says...

Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it.
Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money.
And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years.
Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?
Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it. Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money. And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years. Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans? Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 7

2:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

StElsass says...

He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry! StElsass
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Have you been waiting by your computer all that time,just so you could say that?
You must be bursting for a cr@p by now,seeing as you're so full of it.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Have you been waiting by your computer all that time,just so you could say that? You must be bursting for a cr@p by now,seeing as you're so full of it. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 9

2:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

US Saint1 says...

Re the Shaw sale in particular. Truth is that this sends a strong message to all the best future young stars that southampton has just about the best academy in the world.. The Harvard of football.. And that if you join us you will get the chance to walk into the top 4 teams on ridiculous money.. The facilities are amazing and the idea of investing big in that is the thing we should celebrate.. As we get bigger we will hold on to more and we will finance it without borrowing.. In the long run we will be as big as united.. They started out in similar fashion with youth ( buzby babes).
Re the Shaw sale in particular. Truth is that this sends a strong message to all the best future young stars that southampton has just about the best academy in the world.. The Harvard of football.. And that if you join us you will get the chance to walk into the top 4 teams on ridiculous money.. The facilities are amazing and the idea of investing big in that is the thing we should celebrate.. As we get bigger we will hold on to more and we will finance it without borrowing.. In the long run we will be as big as united.. They started out in similar fashion with youth ( buzby babes). US Saint1
  • Score: 24

2:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do...... LFCalways
  • Score: -17

2:49pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months
T0SSER
Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months T0SSER[/p][/quote]Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter LFCalways
  • Score: -10

2:49pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mr. T says...

Would have liked to have have seen both AL and LS stay and honour their contracts but the sad fact is once agents get involved their heads get turned. It probably didn't help that they've been brushing shoulders with other England squad members either. Do I blame the board? No - not really. Once a player is set on a move there is very little any club can do other hold out for the right price. Don't begrudge either of them for moving. Football is a short career and they want to take the opportunity to finish up with glory and trophies. Good luck to them. I really want to see our transfer policy centre around promoting youth and buying hungry players on the up. No more players in the Osvaldo mould please
Would have liked to have have seen both AL and LS stay and honour their contracts but the sad fact is once agents get involved their heads get turned. It probably didn't help that they've been brushing shoulders with other England squad members either. Do I blame the board? No - not really. Once a player is set on a move there is very little any club can do other hold out for the right price. Don't begrudge either of them for moving. Football is a short career and they want to take the opportunity to finish up with glory and trophies. Good luck to them. I really want to see our transfer policy centre around promoting youth and buying hungry players on the up. No more players in the Osvaldo mould please Mr. T
  • Score: 12

2:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Dave Juson says...

And yea, there will a great wailing and gnashing of teeth, and the faithful will say to each other, “Are we now a ‘Selling Club’; and darkness will fall over the land they call Southampton; and there will be rumours; and rumours of rumours; and rumours of rumours of rumours; and the Saintly hoards will gather in boozers and say: “well a mate of mine uses the same barber as James Ward-Prowse’s dad and he said ...” While others will say: “This is all Koeman’s fault!” While yet others will point fingers and say: “Rupert Lowe is behind this. For is he not the prince of darkness. And, yes, that is a rhetorical question.”
And Echo reporters will come among them and ask: “Is it time bring back ‘real football men’?” And the Saintly ones will cry out: “Hosanna! It is time for the chosen one to return! Did not Leon Crouch lead us into a new era five, six or seven times before! He might be eighth time lucky and he is at least he is a Saints fan.”
And they will lift their heads to the sky. And hear guffaws.
And yea, there will a great wailing and gnashing of teeth, and the faithful will say to each other, “Are we now a ‘Selling Club’; and darkness will fall over the land they call Southampton; and there will be rumours; and rumours of rumours; and rumours of rumours of rumours; and the Saintly hoards will gather in boozers and say: “well a mate of mine uses the same barber as James Ward-Prowse’s dad and he said ...” While others will say: “This is all Koeman’s fault!” While yet others will point fingers and say: “Rupert Lowe is behind this. For is he not the prince of darkness. And, yes, that is a rhetorical question.” And Echo reporters will come among them and ask: “Is it time bring back ‘real football men’?” And the Saintly ones will cry out: “Hosanna! It is time for the chosen one to return! Did not Leon Crouch lead us into a new era five, six or seven times before! He might be eighth time lucky and he is at least he is a Saints fan.” And they will lift their heads to the sky. And hear guffaws. Dave Juson
  • Score: 12

2:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Have you been waiting by your computer all that time,just so you could say that?
You must be bursting for a cr@p by now,seeing as you're so full of it.
Nope just right....... Did tell you he was off...but won't listen, and I bet you, you won't get a statement from your club until it's all finalised with the lallana deal!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Have you been waiting by your computer all that time,just so you could say that? You must be bursting for a cr@p by now,seeing as you're so full of it.[/p][/quote]Nope just right....... Did tell you he was off...but won't listen, and I bet you, you won't get a statement from your club until it's all finalised with the lallana deal! LFCalways
  • Score: -2

2:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

Shaw is 10x the player that Lallana is or will be; and 7 years younger. Lallana might do well at a club where he is surrounded by skill and pace, but he is not a difference-maker (in the Premier League) on his own. Actually, he was wasted space on Saints due to a lack of toughness (throwing himself on the ground as soon as a defender got near him - should fit right in at Loserpool), and a failure to adapt his schoolyard skills to the Premier League; i.e. simplify and only use razzle-dazzle when clearly one-on-one. He didn't create nearly enough chances for teammates given his obvious skill. As the England team just showed, skill without football brains is wasted. Good luck Rickie. I'll miss ya. Good luck, Luke. You're going to anchor England for a long time, and I'll miss ya. Good luck to you, too, Adam, but I'm thrilled that Saints are taking the money and running. I believe that in the case of Adam it will be addition by subtraction and with 25 million pounds to boot.
Shaw is 10x the player that Lallana is or will be; and 7 years younger. Lallana might do well at a club where he is surrounded by skill and pace, but he is not a difference-maker (in the Premier League) on his own. Actually, he was wasted space on Saints due to a lack of toughness (throwing himself on the ground as soon as a defender got near him - should fit right in at Loserpool), and a failure to adapt his schoolyard skills to the Premier League; i.e. simplify and only use razzle-dazzle when clearly one-on-one. He didn't create nearly enough chances for teammates given his obvious skill. As the England team just showed, skill without football brains is wasted. Good luck Rickie. I'll miss ya. Good luck, Luke. You're going to anchor England for a long time, and I'll miss ya. Good luck to you, too, Adam, but I'm thrilled that Saints are taking the money and running. I believe that in the case of Adam it will be addition by subtraction and with 25 million pounds to boot. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: 8

2:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league!
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 10

2:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Manicsaintbloke says...

Lallana and Shaw + no desire to wear our teams colours any more= £55 million and a wave good bye
Lallana and Shaw + no desire to wear our teams colours any more= £55 million and a wave good bye Manicsaintbloke
  • Score: 10

2:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?[/p][/quote]No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price! LFCalways
  • Score: -6

2:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

StElsass says...

LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
In Madrid or Barcelona?
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]In Madrid or Barcelona? StElsass
  • Score: 7

2:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Jon Forte says...

You have to wonder what would have happened if we had kept Atkins instead of dumping him for Poch.

Atkins created the togetherness and the backbone of our club, he was passionate about the club and the players, he wore his heart on his sleeve. He introduced our attacking, high pressing style of football that Poch seems to have called his own and He took is from nothing to the dizzy mid table heights of the prem Poch inherited all of that and although none can argue how well he carried it on, ultimately he knew all along that we were just a stepping stone for him to progress to a seemingly bigger club.

These lads will go, as will a few others, but I think as long as we can rekindle that togetherness and team spirt with RK we'll do just fine.
You have to wonder what would have happened if we had kept Atkins instead of dumping him for Poch. Atkins created the togetherness and the backbone of our club, he was passionate about the club and the players, he wore his heart on his sleeve. He introduced our attacking, high pressing style of football that Poch seems to have called his own and He took is from nothing to the dizzy mid table heights of the prem Poch inherited all of that and although none can argue how well he carried it on, ultimately he knew all along that we were just a stepping stone for him to progress to a seemingly bigger club. These lads will go, as will a few others, but I think as long as we can rekindle that togetherness and team spirt with RK we'll do just fine. Jon Forte
  • Score: 12

2:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

Terrible cut and paste job from the Echo again I'm sad to say - didn't even bother removing the other Liverpool transfer rumours, unless this story was specifically for LFC Always, though as a Pompey fan I guess anything to do with the Premier League is irrelevant anyway, much like his club.

If Lallana goes, which seems likely, I will be seriously gutted, although frankly I am sick of the sight of him following his antics in the last few weeks.

What seems odd though is that I thought the club were going to get these players in so that Koeman could convince them to stay?

Considering they only arrived back yesterday I find it very hard to believe that any such meeting or attempt was made.

So, either we conclude that Ronald wanted the money and didn't feel the need to assess the players or that meeting was very, very short.

As I've said, I wanted the club to play hard ball with everyone but Luke, but seems this is simply not the case, which is a shame and will bite us in the back whenever another star emerges.

Was time to stamp down, not necessarily just to keep the players for footballing reasons (which is reason enough) but to send out an example to others.

Shame.
Terrible cut and paste job from the Echo again I'm sad to say - didn't even bother removing the other Liverpool transfer rumours, unless this story was specifically for LFC Always, though as a Pompey fan I guess anything to do with the Premier League is irrelevant anyway, much like his club. If Lallana goes, which seems likely, I will be seriously gutted, although frankly I am sick of the sight of him following his antics in the last few weeks. What seems odd though is that I thought the club were going to get these players in so that Koeman could convince them to stay? Considering they only arrived back yesterday I find it very hard to believe that any such meeting or attempt was made. So, either we conclude that Ronald wanted the money and didn't feel the need to assess the players or that meeting was very, very short. As I've said, I wanted the club to play hard ball with everyone but Luke, but seems this is simply not the case, which is a shame and will bite us in the back whenever another star emerges. Was time to stamp down, not necessarily just to keep the players for footballing reasons (which is reason enough) but to send out an example to others. Shame. SaintJD
  • Score: 5

3:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

LFCalways wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price!
You need to sort out your thumbs down manipulator key.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?[/p][/quote]No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price![/p][/quote]You need to sort out your thumbs down manipulator key. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
LA LA - What a Joke !!

WHO NOW wants the SAINTS Players to play for ENGLAND.

ROY is not welkcome at St Mary's after his Performance in BRAZIL and filling Our Players Heads full of NONSENSE.

COYR
Absolutely. If Roy returns to look at Chambers, Clyne, Jay, JWP or Jack then lets tell him to fack off.

Three Saints were selected to represent England at the World Cup. One wasn't before a ball was kicked and the other two would never kick a ball for SFC again.

We all pushed for Morgan to get the call up for France - now worried that could be another disaster!
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: LA LA - What a Joke !! WHO NOW wants the SAINTS Players to play for ENGLAND. ROY is not welkcome at St Mary's after his Performance in BRAZIL and filling Our Players Heads full of NONSENSE. COYR[/p][/quote]Absolutely. If Roy returns to look at Chambers, Clyne, Jay, JWP or Jack then lets tell him to fack off. Three Saints were selected to represent England at the World Cup. One wasn't before a ball was kicked and the other two would never kick a ball for SFC again. We all pushed for Morgan to get the call up for France - now worried that could be another disaster! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 6

3:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

Anyone consider whether the funds could be used to increase capacity at St. Mary's? I thought there was talk of doing so. If Saints want to compete with the big boys in the long run, they need a 40,000 seater stadium (and, I note that MUFC used to play before such crowds before the titles came rolling in and the plastic fans joined the bandwagon, so don't bet against Saints filling a 40,000 seater if they are a contender for Europe on a regular basis). If losing Shaw pays for 1/3 of a stadium addition (or more), and we have both Clyne and Chambers in the side on a regular basis, that is not a bad business deal. Thoughts?
Anyone consider whether the funds could be used to increase capacity at St. Mary's? I thought there was talk of doing so. If Saints want to compete with the big boys in the long run, they need a 40,000 seater stadium (and, I note that MUFC used to play before such crowds before the titles came rolling in and the plastic fans joined the bandwagon, so don't bet against Saints filling a 40,000 seater if they are a contender for Europe on a regular basis). If losing Shaw pays for 1/3 of a stadium addition (or more), and we have both Clyne and Chambers in the side on a regular basis, that is not a bad business deal. Thoughts? Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Lone Ranger. says...

If players want to go then let them .....
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A contract is somewhat worthless nowadys in football.
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As long as RK can bring in good players to replace them then thats fine .... Apart from the top 3-4 teams in the Prem all are selling clubs as they have no option.
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Whilst football is a game the Club is still a business and books need to be balanced by selling and buying wisely.
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Realistically teams such as Saints will never win the Prem, at a push CL if really lucky so the only real avenue is cups to get a place in Europe ...
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If players want to go then let them ..... . A contract is somewhat worthless nowadys in football. . As long as RK can bring in good players to replace them then thats fine .... Apart from the top 3-4 teams in the Prem all are selling clubs as they have no option. . Whilst football is a game the Club is still a business and books need to be balanced by selling and buying wisely. . Realistically teams such as Saints will never win the Prem, at a push CL if really lucky so the only real avenue is cups to get a place in Europe ... . Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league!
LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping!
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league![/p][/quote]LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping! LFCalways
  • Score: -7

3:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

JohnItaly says...

Whilst extremely disappointing it has not come as a great surprise. One can only hope for the sake of the club, and its supporters, that Ronald Koeman was fully aware of and accepted these transfers (and potentially others) were likely to happen prior to his accepting the position of manager / coach. I cannot for one second believe that he was kept in the dark and therefore is it safe to assume potential signings have been identified. However if there is no positive news within a few days of transfers IN I may have to re-think my views.
Whilst extremely disappointing it has not come as a great surprise. One can only hope for the sake of the club, and its supporters, that Ronald Koeman was fully aware of and accepted these transfers (and potentially others) were likely to happen prior to his accepting the position of manager / coach. I cannot for one second believe that he was kept in the dark and therefore is it safe to assume potential signings have been identified. However if there is no positive news within a few days of transfers IN I may have to re-think my views. JohnItaly
  • Score: 3

3:08pm Fri 27 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

I suppose this is the mass exodus that everyone said would be coming. Crisis club in meltdown
I suppose this is the mass exodus that everyone said would be coming. Crisis club in meltdown 03alpe01
  • Score: -7

3:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

So at least lallana will get to play in the champions league for a few games this season , I hope he enjoys it while it lasts because there is no way Liverpool will qualify next year .
Maybe his head will be turned by Shaw when they meet up for England duty and then move to manure when they replace Liverpool in the CL next year .
So at least lallana will get to play in the champions league for a few games this season , I hope he enjoys it while it lasts because there is no way Liverpool will qualify next year . Maybe his head will be turned by Shaw when they meet up for England duty and then move to manure when they replace Liverpool in the CL next year . saintand266
  • Score: 6

3:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

redandy10 says...

There has to be some mistake because they both have contracts and Les Reed SAID. Don't worry lads, it's all just paper talk!!!
There has to be some mistake because they both have contracts and Les Reed SAID. Don't worry lads, it's all just paper talk!!! redandy10
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.
RON ORIGINALLY had a 50 Million FIGHTING FUND. COYR
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.[/p][/quote]RON ORIGINALLY had a 50 Million FIGHTING FUND. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

3:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

Sad to see Adam go as I thought he might be a Saint through and through, sadly not.
Still on wards and upwards, re invest the money in the 1st team, war chest is now something like £50m plus what ever we were going to invest anyway so we should all be able to look forward to some quality signings and exciting times.
COYS
Sad to see Adam go as I thought he might be a Saint through and through, sadly not. Still on wards and upwards, re invest the money in the 1st team, war chest is now something like £50m plus what ever we were going to invest anyway so we should all be able to look forward to some quality signings and exciting times. COYS SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 2

3:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saint Anubis says...

Ok 3 players get into England world cup squad and they are the ones we lose. Might not be a good idea for us to push for our players to get in international squads now. At least there will be a spare seat at St Marys without Hodgson taking it up . Wonder if next summer it will be Clyne/cork/Ward-Prow
se or even Target in the papers week in week out leaving us.

Time to bring in the Burnley pair who ARE saints fans. Rather them or a few journeymen or players wanting to use us as a stepping stone which I'm worried Lovren and more than likely Wanyama are doing so,

Oh well keep supporting been here before
Ok 3 players get into England world cup squad and they are the ones we lose. Might not be a good idea for us to push for our players to get in international squads now. At least there will be a spare seat at St Marys without Hodgson taking it up . Wonder if next summer it will be Clyne/cork/Ward-Prow se or even Target in the papers week in week out leaving us. Time to bring in the Burnley pair who ARE saints fans. Rather them or a few journeymen or players wanting to use us as a stepping stone which I'm worried Lovren and more than likely Wanyama are doing so, Oh well keep supporting been here before Saint Anubis
  • Score: 3

3:13pm Fri 27 Jun 14

StElsass says...

A lot of figures being mentioned, but as a conservative estimate, RK now has at least £55m to spend.
The trick is now to spend wisely, not like others splashing ridiculous amounts of money on unproved players...
A lot of figures being mentioned, but as a conservative estimate, RK now has at least £55m to spend. The trick is now to spend wisely, not like others splashing ridiculous amounts of money on unproved players... StElsass
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

St.Gaz says...

LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
How's Freddie bitey bitey mercury doing! Lol you will need Adam next season! Good luck with champions league ya! Right!!!!
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]How's Freddie bitey bitey mercury doing! Lol you will need Adam next season! Good luck with champions league ya! Right!!!! St.Gaz
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Confucious says...

Lionel Messi, makes Adam look sh!te.
Lionel Messi, makes Adam look sh!te. Confucious
  • Score: 25

3:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

Once a selling club always a selling club
Once a selling club always a selling club 03alpe01
  • Score: -6

3:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

Can't see anything other than Liverpool having a nasty return to Earth next season, Lallana or no Lallana.

Rodgers did brilliantly last season and I think many, including myself, would have been happy if they'd won it.

But football is a funny game and I think they will struggle to reach those heights again.

The reasons are several fold:

Man Utd will be much stronger, Chelsea will be much stronger, Man City will be even stronger, Arsenal will be much the same, Spurs should potentially, be better.

So, even if Liverpool punch above their realistic weight again, they will be lucky to finish top five. Add in the problem of raised expectations and disappointment and they could be lower.

Rodgers is also in danger of 'doing a Wenger' I believe, in that I think he's showing a blindness to what everyone else can see.

After last season I would have been looking to strengthen the defence as the very first priority - and that is all across the back.

I'd be looking for a Gerrard replacement to be funnelled through this season as he starts to bow out.

Then, last of all, I'd look at the luxury of attacking midfield and striker positions.

So what does he do? Spend £30 million on attacking midfielders and strikers.

Finally, remove Suarez from the team (and I think it highly likely this will be the case) and you can take away at least 21 points from your collective total, unless Liverpool absolutely luck out on a world class replacement, which, in my opinion, is very unlikely based on Borini and Aspas.
Can't see anything other than Liverpool having a nasty return to Earth next season, Lallana or no Lallana. Rodgers did brilliantly last season and I think many, including myself, would have been happy if they'd won it. But football is a funny game and I think they will struggle to reach those heights again. The reasons are several fold: Man Utd will be much stronger, Chelsea will be much stronger, Man City will be even stronger, Arsenal will be much the same, Spurs should potentially, be better. So, even if Liverpool punch above their realistic weight again, they will be lucky to finish top five. Add in the problem of raised expectations and disappointment and they could be lower. Rodgers is also in danger of 'doing a Wenger' I believe, in that I think he's showing a blindness to what everyone else can see. After last season I would have been looking to strengthen the defence as the very first priority - and that is all across the back. I'd be looking for a Gerrard replacement to be funnelled through this season as he starts to bow out. Then, last of all, I'd look at the luxury of attacking midfield and striker positions. So what does he do? Spend £30 million on attacking midfielders and strikers. Finally, remove Suarez from the team (and I think it highly likely this will be the case) and you can take away at least 21 points from your collective total, unless Liverpool absolutely luck out on a world class replacement, which, in my opinion, is very unlikely based on Borini and Aspas. SaintJD
  • Score: 5

3:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

notaclue says...

Saint Anubis wrote:
Ok 3 players get into England world cup squad and they are the ones we lose. Might not be a good idea for us to push for our players to get in international squads now. At least there will be a spare seat at St Marys without Hodgson taking it up . Wonder if next summer it will be Clyne/cork/Ward-Prow

se or even Target in the papers week in week out leaving us.

Time to bring in the Burnley pair who ARE saints fans. Rather them or a few journeymen or players wanting to use us as a stepping stone which I'm worried Lovren and more than likely Wanyama are doing so,

Oh well keep supporting been here before
Not sure how welcome Woy will be at St Mary's in the future.
We are Southampton we're off to Brazil - then Liverpool and Utd and not coming back.

Jack Cork has only gone and driven Lallana up to Liverpool for the medical!!
[quote][p][bold]Saint Anubis[/bold] wrote: Ok 3 players get into England world cup squad and they are the ones we lose. Might not be a good idea for us to push for our players to get in international squads now. At least there will be a spare seat at St Marys without Hodgson taking it up . Wonder if next summer it will be Clyne/cork/Ward-Prow se or even Target in the papers week in week out leaving us. Time to bring in the Burnley pair who ARE saints fans. Rather them or a few journeymen or players wanting to use us as a stepping stone which I'm worried Lovren and more than likely Wanyama are doing so, Oh well keep supporting been here before[/p][/quote]Not sure how welcome Woy will be at St Mary's in the future. We are Southampton we're off to Brazil - then Liverpool and Utd and not coming back. Jack Cork has only gone and driven Lallana up to Liverpool for the medical!! notaclue
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Costa Baz says...

I heard that, with 20 minutes of the medical to go, Lallana was substituted.
I heard that, with 20 minutes of the medical to go, Lallana was substituted. Costa Baz
  • Score: 26

3:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

03alpe01 wrote:
I suppose this is the mass exodus that everyone said would be coming. Crisis club in meltdown
Is Crisis club in meltdown your address? Don't being Portsmouth into this.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: I suppose this is the mass exodus that everyone said would be coming. Crisis club in meltdown[/p][/quote]Is Crisis club in meltdown your address? Don't being Portsmouth into this. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

3:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

abbiscuits says...

It's difficult for the club, if Koeman isn't happy with half-hearted players not giving 100% and wanting out, why not take 60 million to get players he knows, or academy boys ideally, who will give 100%. Now we'll see a manager earn his corn and mould a new team. Don't forget when NA got sacked MoPo was given a very, VERY good team ( as player transfers show), so he had only to tweak the style (more possession and pressing).
I'm disappointed both RL, AL and Luke have left , but excited about new players coming in and beating L'pool, Spurs and MAn U next season.
It's difficult for the club, if Koeman isn't happy with half-hearted players not giving 100% and wanting out, why not take 60 million to get players he knows, or academy boys ideally, who will give 100%. Now we'll see a manager earn his corn and mould a new team. Don't forget when NA got sacked MoPo was given a very, VERY good team ( as player transfers show), so he had only to tweak the style (more possession and pressing). I'm disappointed both RL, AL and Luke have left , but excited about new players coming in and beating L'pool, Spurs and MAn U next season. abbiscuits
  • Score: 8

3:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

apm1954 says...

Sad day I have been a saint since 1959 , feel cheated , I wish the saints all the very best I am moving on to watch non league football money rules as they say sad sad day
Sad day I have been a saint since 1959 , feel cheated , I wish the saints all the very best I am moving on to watch non league football money rules as they say sad sad day apm1954
  • Score: 14

3:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

LFCalways wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price!
You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?[/p][/quote]No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price![/p][/quote]You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

3:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Bet the Cherries (silly name) are wank1ng all over the beach. 25% ffs! Bad sale Les, but expected.
Bet the Cherries (silly name) are wank1ng all over the beach. 25% ffs! Bad sale Les, but expected. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 6

3:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

apm1954 wrote:
Sad day I have been a saint since 1959 , feel cheated , I wish the saints all the very best I am moving on to watch non league football money rules as they say sad sad day
What, are you a Pompey fan too? You're not quite non league yet mate, give yourself some credit.
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: Sad day I have been a saint since 1959 , feel cheated , I wish the saints all the very best I am moving on to watch non league football money rules as they say sad sad day[/p][/quote]What, are you a Pompey fan too? You're not quite non league yet mate, give yourself some credit. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

St.Gaz says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
it never rains but it pours!
Can someone tell me how selling all are English international players is in anyway going to in prove are worldwide appeal and grow the clubs name on the football world stage? Cos I can't seem to get my head around it!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: it never rains but it pours![/p][/quote]Can someone tell me how selling all are English international players is in anyway going to in prove are worldwide appeal and grow the clubs name on the football world stage? Cos I can't seem to get my head around it!!!!!!!! St.Gaz
  • Score: 7

3:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saint Anubis says...

Hmm Liverpool/Man Utd team =the England world cup team and didn't England do well
Hmm Liverpool/Man Utd team =the England world cup team and didn't England do well Saint Anubis
  • Score: 10

3:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me.


From todays “ Liverpool Echo “

England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million.
It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me. From todays “ Liverpool Echo “ England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million. It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign. He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can. The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! ! search for truth
  • Score: -2

3:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Santa65 says...

If he was determined to go then best he goes now before pre-season starts. It's a shame but if your team captain wants out then get shot of him. I've watched AL for all his years in the first team. The season just gone is the first in which he's excelled consistently against top opposition and even then he rarely seemed to complete 90 minutes, has become petulant and his goals to shots ratio isn't great. Let him go. There will be new heroes soon enough.

Luke going is also sad but a world record fee for a teenager? It's a stupefying fee and only Man Utd with their huge debts would have taken him at that price. An irresistible deal for Saints and great business.

Dejan can go as far as I'm concerned if he's not committed. We will double our money on him in 12 months and RK knows a thing or two about centre backs.

Morgan leaving would break me. He is far and away Saints most valuable player and has been consistently so for years now.

I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing who Saints sign now for the season ahead, who they retain and what RK has to say about his new squad once it is in place. What a war chest he has to work with!

COYR
If he was determined to go then best he goes now before pre-season starts. It's a shame but if your team captain wants out then get shot of him. I've watched AL for all his years in the first team. The season just gone is the first in which he's excelled consistently against top opposition and even then he rarely seemed to complete 90 minutes, has become petulant and his goals to shots ratio isn't great. Let him go. There will be new heroes soon enough. Luke going is also sad but a world record fee for a teenager? It's a stupefying fee and only Man Utd with their huge debts would have taken him at that price. An irresistible deal for Saints and great business. Dejan can go as far as I'm concerned if he's not committed. We will double our money on him in 12 months and RK knows a thing or two about centre backs. Morgan leaving would break me. He is far and away Saints most valuable player and has been consistently so for years now. I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing who Saints sign now for the season ahead, who they retain and what RK has to say about his new squad once it is in place. What a war chest he has to work with! COYR Santa65
  • Score: 17

3:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Halo Saint says...

Captain of SAINTS and he leaves to be Gerrards understudy ?! Well if thats his attitude then let him go to the divers & biters.I for one will miss his only trick of the ball (sarcasm) the drag back round around.
I wont be cheering him as if im loyal to him because he wasnt to our club STILL at least we robbed Liverpool for £23 million as Lallana is only worth about £4m hahaha.Imagine leaving for a club that wont win the CL again & he can be like Gerrard & say I NEVER WON A PREMIERSHIP WINNERS MEDAL !! So thats 2 players gone to clubs who will struggle to win major honours as CAMEL will be joining Barca or Real !!

COYS
Captain of SAINTS and he leaves to be Gerrards understudy ?! Well if thats his attitude then let him go to the divers & biters.I for one will miss his only trick of the ball (sarcasm) the drag back round around. I wont be cheering him as if im loyal to him because he wasnt to our club STILL at least we robbed Liverpool for £23 million as Lallana is only worth about £4m hahaha.Imagine leaving for a club that wont win the CL again & he can be like Gerrard & say I NEVER WON A PREMIERSHIP WINNERS MEDAL !! So thats 2 players gone to clubs who will struggle to win major honours as CAMEL will be joining Barca or Real !! COYS Halo Saint
  • Score: 4

3:40pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TGodSFC says...

TGodSFC wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying!
Knew it wouldn’t take long, reports now coming out that Arsenal want Lovern. This has to be the last one out. Anymore and I’m pushing the panic button.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER[/p][/quote]England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying![/p][/quote]Knew it wouldn’t take long, reports now coming out that Arsenal want Lovern. This has to be the last one out. Anymore and I’m pushing the panic button. TGodSFC
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me.


From todays “ Liverpool Echo “

England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million.
It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! !
Keep enjoying relegation battles in league two nob.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me. From todays “ Liverpool Echo “ England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million. It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign. He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can. The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! ![/p][/quote]Keep enjoying relegation battles in league two nob. saintand266
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rank Xerox says...

Good business. His best season is behind him.
Good business. His best season is behind him. Rank Xerox
  • Score: 4

3:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TGodSFC says...

Also I thought people might be interested to know that there is a sell on clause in Luke Shaw’s move to manure, I don’t know the % but at least that’s something.
Also I thought people might be interested to know that there is a sell on clause in Luke Shaw’s move to manure, I don’t know the % but at least that’s something. TGodSFC
  • Score: 1

3:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintSteve76 says...

This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion!
This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion! SaintSteve76
  • Score: -4

3:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Santa65 wrote:
If he was determined to go then best he goes now before pre-season starts. It's a shame but if your team captain wants out then get shot of him. I've watched AL for all his years in the first team. The season just gone is the first in which he's excelled consistently against top opposition and even then he rarely seemed to complete 90 minutes, has become petulant and his goals to shots ratio isn't great. Let him go. There will be new heroes soon enough.

Luke going is also sad but a world record fee for a teenager? It's a stupefying fee and only Man Utd with their huge debts would have taken him at that price. An irresistible deal for Saints and great business.

Dejan can go as far as I'm concerned if he's not committed. We will double our money on him in 12 months and RK knows a thing or two about centre backs.

Morgan leaving would break me. He is far and away Saints most valuable player and has been consistently so for years now.

I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing who Saints sign now for the season ahead, who they retain and what RK has to say about his new squad once it is in place. What a war chest he has to work with!

COYR
Yeah totally agree about Luke, Adam and Dejan oh and don't forget Rickie. Also lets hope Clyne, Chambers and Jack bog off too and that useless keeper and crippled striker - yeah, who needs 'em eh?

Really looking forward to the new season me, can't wait!
[quote][p][bold]Santa65[/bold] wrote: If he was determined to go then best he goes now before pre-season starts. It's a shame but if your team captain wants out then get shot of him. I've watched AL for all his years in the first team. The season just gone is the first in which he's excelled consistently against top opposition and even then he rarely seemed to complete 90 minutes, has become petulant and his goals to shots ratio isn't great. Let him go. There will be new heroes soon enough. Luke going is also sad but a world record fee for a teenager? It's a stupefying fee and only Man Utd with their huge debts would have taken him at that price. An irresistible deal for Saints and great business. Dejan can go as far as I'm concerned if he's not committed. We will double our money on him in 12 months and RK knows a thing or two about centre backs. Morgan leaving would break me. He is far and away Saints most valuable player and has been consistently so for years now. I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing who Saints sign now for the season ahead, who they retain and what RK has to say about his new squad once it is in place. What a war chest he has to work with! COYR[/p][/quote]Yeah totally agree about Luke, Adam and Dejan oh and don't forget Rickie. Also lets hope Clyne, Chambers and Jack bog off too and that useless keeper and crippled striker - yeah, who needs 'em eh? Really looking forward to the new season me, can't wait! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

3:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintbobby says...

I still think we should just wait and see how all this money is spent. Whatever else, I am sure there is a blueprint for team building. This will involve Ron's European knowledge, so I remain optimistic.

If we are honest, we did expect this though it seems to be going like an express train right now.

But, I do have a niggle. Is this Board doing the right thing by the loyal supporters? If we have to sell, want to sell, need the money for a transfer pot, then that is fine. However, the Board really do not share their vision with us, at least to my satisfaction. Here I am talking about the game plan, only. RK said fees would be for the transfer pot and RIGHT NOW is the time to prove that.

If Ron is saying "how much, oh boy I'll take that" then that is good. But it is not good if the money is for other "reasons"

Boy, has it been a roller-coaster or what? I hope this ride ends soon.
I still think we should just wait and see how all this money is spent. Whatever else, I am sure there is a blueprint for team building. This will involve Ron's European knowledge, so I remain optimistic. If we are honest, we did expect this though it seems to be going like an express train right now. But, I do have a niggle. Is this Board doing the right thing by the loyal supporters? If we have to sell, want to sell, need the money for a transfer pot, then that is fine. However, the Board really do not share their vision with us, at least to my satisfaction. Here I am talking about the game plan, only. RK said fees would be for the transfer pot and RIGHT NOW is the time to prove that. If Ron is saying "how much, oh boy I'll take that" then that is good. But it is not good if the money is for other "reasons" Boy, has it been a roller-coaster or what? I hope this ride ends soon. saintbobby
  • Score: 4

3:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SaintSteve76 wrote:
This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion!
No SaintSteve you're not allowed to state the bleedin' obvious on here, it's just not acceptable. NO NO NO! It's all part of the master plan you fool, just trust in the board - well for two years anyway - we still have Ralph and Les and that's what really, really matters.....
[quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]No SaintSteve you're not allowed to state the bleedin' obvious on here, it's just not acceptable. NO NO NO! It's all part of the master plan you fool, just trust in the board - well for two years anyway - we still have Ralph and Les and that's what really, really matters..... Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

3:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

promised land says...

Liverpool want everything from Southampton. Next they will be wanting our cruise line industry ? Oh wait...........
Liverpool want everything from Southampton. Next they will be wanting our cruise line industry ? Oh wait........... promised land
  • Score: 11

3:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SwissToni says...

Not great that we have lost our highest profile players, we will probably lose a few more. But all is not lost, the club has managed to get good deals made. At the current time, is Shaw really worth £30 million? Personally I don't think so.

RK now has the opportunity to build his own team, with funds already in excess of £60 million. In addition, we have the best academy in the country with some great talent coming through. All in, the future is not as bleak as some would have it.
Not great that we have lost our highest profile players, we will probably lose a few more. But all is not lost, the club has managed to get good deals made. At the current time, is Shaw really worth £30 million? Personally I don't think so. RK now has the opportunity to build his own team, with funds already in excess of £60 million. In addition, we have the best academy in the country with some great talent coming through. All in, the future is not as bleak as some would have it. SwissToni
  • Score: 6

4:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

JohnItaly says...

SwissToni wrote:
Not great that we have lost our highest profile players, we will probably lose a few more. But all is not lost, the club has managed to get good deals made. At the current time, is Shaw really worth £30 million? Personally I don't think so.

RK now has the opportunity to build his own team, with funds already in excess of £60 million. In addition, we have the best academy in the country with some great talent coming through. All in, the future is not as bleak as some would have it.
You mean, for example, great talent like Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bale, Dyer and now Lallana & Shaw. Need I say anymore!
[quote][p][bold]SwissToni[/bold] wrote: Not great that we have lost our highest profile players, we will probably lose a few more. But all is not lost, the club has managed to get good deals made. At the current time, is Shaw really worth £30 million? Personally I don't think so. RK now has the opportunity to build his own team, with funds already in excess of £60 million. In addition, we have the best academy in the country with some great talent coming through. All in, the future is not as bleak as some would have it.[/p][/quote]You mean, for example, great talent like Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bale, Dyer and now Lallana & Shaw. Need I say anymore! JohnItaly
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

JayMayBee says...

notaclue wrote:
Saint Anubis wrote:
Ok 3 players get into England world cup squad and they are the ones we lose. Might not be a good idea for us to push for our players to get in international squads now. At least there will be a spare seat at St Marys without Hodgson taking it up . Wonder if next summer it will be Clyne/cork/Ward-Prow


se or even Target in the papers week in week out leaving us.

Time to bring in the Burnley pair who ARE saints fans. Rather them or a few journeymen or players wanting to use us as a stepping stone which I'm worried Lovren and more than likely Wanyama are doing so,

Oh well keep supporting been here before
Not sure how welcome Woy will be at St Mary's in the future.
We are Southampton we're off to Brazil - then Liverpool and Utd and not coming back.

Jack Cork has only gone and driven Lallana up to Liverpool for the medical!!
How do you know that about Cork? Are you going by pictures shown on SSN? could just be archive pictures. They also spoke about Luke's move to Man U & showed pics of him chatting to Guly or has Guly been signed by Man Utd too??!!
[quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Anubis[/bold] wrote: Ok 3 players get into England world cup squad and they are the ones we lose. Might not be a good idea for us to push for our players to get in international squads now. At least there will be a spare seat at St Marys without Hodgson taking it up . Wonder if next summer it will be Clyne/cork/Ward-Prow se or even Target in the papers week in week out leaving us. Time to bring in the Burnley pair who ARE saints fans. Rather them or a few journeymen or players wanting to use us as a stepping stone which I'm worried Lovren and more than likely Wanyama are doing so, Oh well keep supporting been here before[/p][/quote]Not sure how welcome Woy will be at St Mary's in the future. We are Southampton we're off to Brazil - then Liverpool and Utd and not coming back. Jack Cork has only gone and driven Lallana up to Liverpool for the medical!![/p][/quote]How do you know that about Cork? Are you going by pictures shown on SSN? could just be archive pictures. They also spoke about Luke's move to Man U & showed pics of him chatting to Guly or has Guly been signed by Man Utd too??!! JayMayBee
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bathsaints says...

I see Swansea considering selling Michu...he could be a player that offers similar to Adam but more goals!
I see Swansea considering selling Michu...he could be a player that offers similar to Adam but more goals! bathsaints
  • Score: 3

4:08pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Santa65 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Santa65 wrote:
If he was determined to go then best he goes now before pre-season starts. It's a shame but if your team captain wants out then get shot of him. I've watched AL for all his years in the first team. The season just gone is the first in which he's excelled consistently against top opposition and even then he rarely seemed to complete 90 minutes, has become petulant and his goals to shots ratio isn't great. Let him go. There will be new heroes soon enough.

Luke going is also sad but a world record fee for a teenager? It's a stupefying fee and only Man Utd with their huge debts would have taken him at that price. An irresistible deal for Saints and great business.

Dejan can go as far as I'm concerned if he's not committed. We will double our money on him in 12 months and RK knows a thing or two about centre backs.

Morgan leaving would break me. He is far and away Saints most valuable player and has been consistently so for years now.

I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing who Saints sign now for the season ahead, who they retain and what RK has to say about his new squad once it is in place. What a war chest he has to work with!

COYR
Yeah totally agree about Luke, Adam and Dejan oh and don't forget Rickie. Also lets hope Clyne, Chambers and Jack bog off too and that useless keeper and crippled striker - yeah, who needs 'em eh?

Really looking forward to the new season me, can't wait!
And I'm sure support like that will lift everyone :)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa65[/bold] wrote: If he was determined to go then best he goes now before pre-season starts. It's a shame but if your team captain wants out then get shot of him. I've watched AL for all his years in the first team. The season just gone is the first in which he's excelled consistently against top opposition and even then he rarely seemed to complete 90 minutes, has become petulant and his goals to shots ratio isn't great. Let him go. There will be new heroes soon enough. Luke going is also sad but a world record fee for a teenager? It's a stupefying fee and only Man Utd with their huge debts would have taken him at that price. An irresistible deal for Saints and great business. Dejan can go as far as I'm concerned if he's not committed. We will double our money on him in 12 months and RK knows a thing or two about centre backs. Morgan leaving would break me. He is far and away Saints most valuable player and has been consistently so for years now. I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing who Saints sign now for the season ahead, who they retain and what RK has to say about his new squad once it is in place. What a war chest he has to work with! COYR[/p][/quote]Yeah totally agree about Luke, Adam and Dejan oh and don't forget Rickie. Also lets hope Clyne, Chambers and Jack bog off too and that useless keeper and crippled striker - yeah, who needs 'em eh? Really looking forward to the new season me, can't wait![/p][/quote]And I'm sure support like that will lift everyone :) Santa65
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Fri 27 Jun 14

StElsass says...

LFCalways wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league!
LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping!
That's irrelevant, you deluded fool!
What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league![/p][/quote]LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping![/p][/quote]That's irrelevant, you deluded fool! What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him StElsass
  • Score: 6

4:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

StElsass wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
In Madrid or Barcelona?
Sky sports are reporting diverpool and Barcelona have started negotiations, oh dear poor shell suit brigade
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]In Madrid or Barcelona?[/p][/quote]Sky sports are reporting diverpool and Barcelona have started negotiations, oh dear poor shell suit brigade saintand266
  • Score: 3

4:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saint Chris says...

We now have a huge amount of money that will be 'reinvested' in the squad. However even if we can afford any player we are looking at, we are not going to pay over the odds wages for them, otherwise we would have secured luke and Adam on larger deals. It is virtually impossible for us to get players in at the same quality as Luke or Adam because these players will be demanding much higher wages than we can offer. Them even if we can get in the players, they will need time to settle into the squad and we'll spend next season playing catch up. I can't see any good coming out of these deals regardless of the amounts.
We now have a huge amount of money that will be 'reinvested' in the squad. However even if we can afford any player we are looking at, we are not going to pay over the odds wages for them, otherwise we would have secured luke and Adam on larger deals. It is virtually impossible for us to get players in at the same quality as Luke or Adam because these players will be demanding much higher wages than we can offer. Them even if we can get in the players, they will need time to settle into the squad and we'll spend next season playing catch up. I can't see any good coming out of these deals regardless of the amounts. Saint Chris
  • Score: 5

4:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Sussex Jay says...

I'm glad they both went today,as bad press is not good for club.we have money to spend it will take next season to re group and the following season will be the one coyr
I'm glad they both went today,as bad press is not good for club.we have money to spend it will take next season to re group and the following season will be the one coyr Sussex Jay
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

buckie says...

can i get a refund for my season ticket money it was sold to me under the understanding that the players i have watched flourish here would be here for the foreseeable future this is miss selling and in every other walk of life if you are mis-sold a product you are in tilted to a full and speedy refund surely this club has to abide by the rule of the land when is that so called chairman of ours going to spew his spurious lies again he will get the contempt that it so richly deserved i have well and truly been HAD im so p------ off with this it is unreal so do you belive that any other decent player we have left will be sold and for how much ?cheap foreign imports welcome with no feeling for the fans or area welcome make a few quid out of the loyal fans and get a name make a bit of money then out off door in say a year the fans do not benefit from this money only the owners they should close the academy as all it is is a money pot for the owners i would like a full and speedy refund asap
can i get a refund for my season ticket money it was sold to me under the understanding that the players i have watched flourish here would be here for the foreseeable future this is miss selling and in every other walk of life if you are mis-sold a product you are in tilted to a full and speedy refund surely this club has to abide by the rule of the land when is that so called chairman of ours going to spew his spurious lies again he will get the contempt that it so richly deserved i have well and truly been HAD im so p------ off with this it is unreal so do you belive that any other decent player we have left will be sold and for how much ?cheap foreign imports welcome with no feeling for the fans or area welcome make a few quid out of the loyal fans and get a name make a bit of money then out off door in say a year the fans do not benefit from this money only the owners they should close the academy as all it is is a money pot for the owners i would like a full and speedy refund asap buckie
  • Score: -2

4:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

StElsass says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SaintSteve76 wrote:
This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion!
No SaintSteve you're not allowed to state the bleedin' obvious on here, it's just not acceptable. NO NO NO! It's all part of the master plan you fool, just trust in the board - well for two years anyway - we still have Ralph and Les and that's what really, really matters.....
Yeeaaahhh! Bring Cortese back, and MoPo. Why don't you start a petition?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]No SaintSteve you're not allowed to state the bleedin' obvious on here, it's just not acceptable. NO NO NO! It's all part of the master plan you fool, just trust in the board - well for two years anyway - we still have Ralph and Les and that's what really, really matters.....[/p][/quote]Yeeaaahhh! Bring Cortese back, and MoPo. Why don't you start a petition? StElsass
  • Score: -2

4:13pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

??? So we rejected Liverpool's "final", "take it or leave it" offer of £27 million before the World Cup, and have now accepted a subsequent offer of £25 million!!?? What is going on?? Any chance of a statement from Freddie? Les?? Katharina??? Anybody??
??? So we rejected Liverpool's "final", "take it or leave it" offer of £27 million before the World Cup, and have now accepted a subsequent offer of £25 million!!?? What is going on?? Any chance of a statement from Freddie? Les?? Katharina??? Anybody?? Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 1

4:14pm Fri 27 Jun 14

garyom71 says...

Lets try an be possitive. In our first year back in the PL Lallana was in and out of form, Luke was not a regular and we did not have Lovran. Admittedly Lambert was great but J Rod has come on since. So long as we reinvest the money wisely in the right areas, and other players do not leave then hopefully we can still hold our own in the top half of the table. If howvever, there are further departures, then replacing half the side would prove difficult for any team. At least now the new manager has time to spend he money.
Lets try an be possitive. In our first year back in the PL Lallana was in and out of form, Luke was not a regular and we did not have Lovran. Admittedly Lambert was great but J Rod has come on since. So long as we reinvest the money wisely in the right areas, and other players do not leave then hopefully we can still hold our own in the top half of the table. If howvever, there are further departures, then replacing half the side would prove difficult for any team. At least now the new manager has time to spend he money. garyom71
  • Score: 5

4:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jls217 says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
Where is Kruegar / Read with some news on the OS about these departures. Surely we would have had some players coming in by now. Has the Koeman appointment been a failure already? Surely he was brought in with the intention of convincing Lallana and Shaw to stick with Saints and probably Lovren will follow suit. Koeman is classed as one of the best defenders of all time so it would be a real kick in the teeth if 2 of our best defenders left.
Slow down dear! Rambo has just come back from holiday, he has agreed these sales whilst on holiday. Getting these two out has probably taken most of this week up. Next Monday he reports back to his desk, he'll take a few days to look at the squad and then start buying what is needed to fill the gaps. (I would guess he's already had Les talk to one or two) It's not a race to buy the most it's a marathon to achieve the most. Glad to see the back of Lallana, as captain of this club he should have spent the world cup assisting the management team in promoting Saints and all the time keeping silent because he was busy feathering his own nest - that ref was right - he's changed.
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: Where is Kruegar / Read with some news on the OS about these departures. Surely we would have had some players coming in by now. Has the Koeman appointment been a failure already? Surely he was brought in with the intention of convincing Lallana and Shaw to stick with Saints and probably Lovren will follow suit. Koeman is classed as one of the best defenders of all time so it would be a real kick in the teeth if 2 of our best defenders left.[/p][/quote]Slow down dear! Rambo has just come back from holiday, he has agreed these sales whilst on holiday. Getting these two out has probably taken most of this week up. Next Monday he reports back to his desk, he'll take a few days to look at the squad and then start buying what is needed to fill the gaps. (I would guess he's already had Les talk to one or two) It's not a race to buy the most it's a marathon to achieve the most. Glad to see the back of Lallana, as captain of this club he should have spent the world cup assisting the management team in promoting Saints and all the time keeping silent because he was busy feathering his own nest - that ref was right - he's changed. jls217
  • Score: 6

4:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

St.Gaz wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
How's Freddie bitey bitey mercury doing! Lol you will need Adam next season! Good luck with champions league ya! Right!!!!
Thxs we will be fine, and even better when he comes back nice and refreshed lol
[quote][p][bold]St.Gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]How's Freddie bitey bitey mercury doing! Lol you will need Adam next season! Good luck with champions league ya! Right!!!![/p][/quote]Thxs we will be fine, and even better when he comes back nice and refreshed lol LFCalways
  • Score: -1

4:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rupert Lowe's Backside says...

St. Teach wrote:
A lot of knee jerk reactions to something we knew already. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw were always going. It has nothing to do with Southampton and everything to do with ambition, greed and agents. I see no problem with the owners wanting a break even club - or even with being happy being a top half club. That's about right for Southampton. Cortese sold a dream that could only happen with big risks and the owner wasn't keen. Those who were here just for the dream will have to leave. So it goes. Those who remain will be loyal to the club and not just their own ambitions. Also, the cancer of Cortese's influence will be be gone. It is a bad time, but it is not the end. We will buy good players. We will still have good players.

Why the owners would tell Pochettino they intend to asset strip the club and then sell it is beyond me. You would have to be beyond stupid to believe they did that. The truth is, as MLT has said, MP spread a lot of lies about before he left. It was in his interest to destabilise the club and he did a good job.

I wouldn't be surprised if a few more left. So what? The club is bigger than the players. We need players who are loyal to the club and not the chairman.
Agree - my only concern is that to bring in new players takes time. Players take time in the pre-season to adapt and learn and build camaraderie under a new manager. Liverpool are getting that great bond Lallana and SRL had together with us -- money cant buyt that -- thats what **** ME!

C'mon Koeman go out and create the best team we HAVE EVER SEEN on the south coast so we can really prove it to these Judas's that they made the wrong decision!!
COYR
[quote][p][bold]St. Teach[/bold] wrote: A lot of knee jerk reactions to something we knew already. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw were always going. It has nothing to do with Southampton and everything to do with ambition, greed and agents. I see no problem with the owners wanting a break even club - or even with being happy being a top half club. That's about right for Southampton. Cortese sold a dream that could only happen with big risks and the owner wasn't keen. Those who were here just for the dream will have to leave. So it goes. Those who remain will be loyal to the club and not just their own ambitions. Also, the cancer of Cortese's influence will be be gone. It is a bad time, but it is not the end. We will buy good players. We will still have good players. Why the owners would tell Pochettino they intend to asset strip the club and then sell it is beyond me. You would have to be beyond stupid to believe they did that. The truth is, as MLT has said, MP spread a lot of lies about before he left. It was in his interest to destabilise the club and he did a good job. I wouldn't be surprised if a few more left. So what? The club is bigger than the players. We need players who are loyal to the club and not the chairman.[/p][/quote]Agree - my only concern is that to bring in new players takes time. Players take time in the pre-season to adapt and learn and build camaraderie under a new manager. Liverpool are getting that great bond Lallana and SRL had together with us -- money cant buyt that -- thats what **** ME! C'mon Koeman go out and create the best team we HAVE EVER SEEN on the south coast so we can really prove it to these Judas's that they made the wrong decision!! COYR Rupert Lowe's Backside
  • Score: 4

4:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

westfordUSAsaints says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.
RON ORIGINALLY had a 50 Million FIGHTING FUND. COYR
Maybe that was on top what we have racked in, maybe that was because we knew that was coming in with these sales? Who knows, either way, that is a LOT of money to start to find decent players to fill the gaps left.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.[/p][/quote]RON ORIGINALLY had a 50 Million FIGHTING FUND. COYR[/p][/quote]Maybe that was on top what we have racked in, maybe that was because we knew that was coming in with these sales? Who knows, either way, that is a LOT of money to start to find decent players to fill the gaps left. westfordUSAsaints
  • Score: 2

4:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

right back in the bar says...

Shaw I don't really care much for to be honest he's an impressionable 18 year old surrounded and advised by stupid people and was always going to be impressed by overtures from Utd and the promise of 100k a week. But Lallana leaves a sour taste. Clearly he was prepared to take the first best offer that came along because his choice of club leaves a lot to be desired. Liverpool are morally bankrupt and hypocritical. They milk Hillsborough for all its worth garnering sympathy taking the moral high ground. If this was genuine they would not tolerate a player like Suarez and yet they ignored the racism and thy ignored the assault on Ivanovic. And now they are about to start proceedings to contest the animal's 4 month ban. Shame on Liverpool same on Adam Lallana.
Shaw I don't really care much for to be honest he's an impressionable 18 year old surrounded and advised by stupid people and was always going to be impressed by overtures from Utd and the promise of 100k a week. But Lallana leaves a sour taste. Clearly he was prepared to take the first best offer that came along because his choice of club leaves a lot to be desired. Liverpool are morally bankrupt and hypocritical. They milk Hillsborough for all its worth garnering sympathy taking the moral high ground. If this was genuine they would not tolerate a player like Suarez and yet they ignored the racism and thy ignored the assault on Ivanovic. And now they are about to start proceedings to contest the animal's 4 month ban. Shame on Liverpool same on Adam Lallana. right back in the bar
  • Score: 13

4:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jls217 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.
RON ORIGINALLY had a 50 Million FIGHTING FUND. COYR
We'll never know for sure how much Rambo has in his war chest - he's not likely to tell the truth to alert the competition to his strengths and restrictions is he/?
All we'll know for sure is that it's more than we've ever had and last year was a record spree for us.
Saddened a little to see Shaw go and happy to see Lallana go. Rambo will now slowly put his stamp on the squad and improve it in the manner he sees fit. Looking forward to it. There may be one or two more on their way who knows for sure. But there will for sure be several exciting additions to the squad coming in, also we should get a full season from Wannayamoney and Gaston after their injury woes and a revitalized JRod making it back in time for Xmas we hope..........
It's going to be the best season ever - just wait and see.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.[/p][/quote]RON ORIGINALLY had a 50 Million FIGHTING FUND. COYR[/p][/quote]We'll never know for sure how much Rambo has in his war chest - he's not likely to tell the truth to alert the competition to his strengths and restrictions is he/? All we'll know for sure is that it's more than we've ever had and last year was a record spree for us. Saddened a little to see Shaw go and happy to see Lallana go. Rambo will now slowly put his stamp on the squad and improve it in the manner he sees fit. Looking forward to it. There may be one or two more on their way who knows for sure. But there will for sure be several exciting additions to the squad coming in, also we should get a full season from Wannayamoney and Gaston after their injury woes and a revitalized JRod making it back in time for Xmas we hope.......... It's going to be the best season ever - just wait and see. jls217
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

ItchenBridger says...

There are a lot of clubs around who must envy Southampton's bank balance.
A quality manager will bring in players who know if they play well, they may also progress to more "fashionable" teams. Playing in Europe is not every supporters dream. It didn't do Saints much good after the 2003 Cup Final, and could be Hull's downfall next season. The boat has been rocked but has come through turbulent storms this decade. Get ready for the next episode! Never a dull moment at St.Mary's. Sing louder and shout louder. Become the twelfth man. The spirit is good. Support like you have never supported before.
All is well!
There are a lot of clubs around who must envy Southampton's bank balance. A quality manager will bring in players who know if they play well, they may also progress to more "fashionable" teams. Playing in Europe is not every supporters dream. It didn't do Saints much good after the 2003 Cup Final, and could be Hull's downfall next season. The boat has been rocked but has come through turbulent storms this decade. Get ready for the next episode! Never a dull moment at St.Mary's. Sing louder and shout louder. Become the twelfth man. The spirit is good. Support like you have never supported before. All is well! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 7

4:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintSteve76 says...

StElsass wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SaintSteve76 wrote:
This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion!
No SaintSteve you're not allowed to state the bleedin' obvious on here, it's just not acceptable. NO NO NO! It's all part of the master plan you fool, just trust in the board - well for two years anyway - we still have Ralph and Les and that's what really, really matters.....
Yeeaaahhh! Bring Cortese back, and MoPo. Why don't you start a petition?
It's just so infuriating that we we're building a team capable of a top 4-5 finish and with a couple of additions we'd have had that team for next season. We probably won't have such a strong side which teams feared playing against for many years to come.
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintSteve76[/bold] wrote: This board is far too weak and despite what people say, cortese would never have allowed this to happen, and Mopo would have stayed as well. Many of our players will now be upset and unsettled about the ambition of the club including wanyama, ramirez, lovren, schneiderlain, rodriguez, I could go on! I'm afraid we are no longer moving upwards and all the ambition has dissapeared. We are back to either making up the numbers, or even being involved in a relegation battle. I fear for next season. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]No SaintSteve you're not allowed to state the bleedin' obvious on here, it's just not acceptable. NO NO NO! It's all part of the master plan you fool, just trust in the board - well for two years anyway - we still have Ralph and Les and that's what really, really matters.....[/p][/quote]Yeeaaahhh! Bring Cortese back, and MoPo. Why don't you start a petition?[/p][/quote]It's just so infuriating that we we're building a team capable of a top 4-5 finish and with a couple of additions we'd have had that team for next season. We probably won't have such a strong side which teams feared playing against for many years to come. SaintSteve76
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

saintand266 wrote:
StElsass wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
In Madrid or Barcelona?
Sky sports are reporting diverpool and Barcelona have started negotiations, oh dear poor shell suit brigade
LOL I thought it was a done deal with Barcelona 2 weeks ago? Guess not, but you forget it's up to us if we want to sell, it will cost Barcelona 80mill + or Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, but it was reported Sanchez deal is already done about 1week ago....but unconfirmed at moment until July 1st
[quote][p][bold]saintand266[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]In Madrid or Barcelona?[/p][/quote]Sky sports are reporting diverpool and Barcelona have started negotiations, oh dear poor shell suit brigade[/p][/quote]LOL I thought it was a done deal with Barcelona 2 weeks ago? Guess not, but you forget it's up to us if we want to sell, it will cost Barcelona 80mill + or Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, but it was reported Sanchez deal is already done about 1week ago....but unconfirmed at moment until July 1st LFCalways
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saint Chris says...

So on the 27th of June 2014 we saints supporters have experienced a very very dark day. Sale of Luke Shaw IMO the best left back in the world. Can't believe I'm saying that, but I can't think of anyone better. The sale of Adam Lallana, a great talent, our player of the season last season and will be a huge loss. And to rub salt in the wound, we are being linked to Bendtner. Let's pray this isn't true.
So on the 27th of June 2014 we saints supporters have experienced a very very dark day. Sale of Luke Shaw IMO the best left back in the world. Can't believe I'm saying that, but I can't think of anyone better. The sale of Adam Lallana, a great talent, our player of the season last season and will be a huge loss. And to rub salt in the wound, we are being linked to Bendtner. Let's pray this isn't true. Saint Chris
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

tinas says...

Interesting how everyone was willing to wish Rickie all the best but there's a lot of abuse for Adam.
Personally, I've greatly enjoyed watching him and would like to thank him for the great service he's given the club.
Interesting how everyone was willing to wish Rickie all the best but there's a lot of abuse for Adam. Personally, I've greatly enjoyed watching him and would like to thank him for the great service he's given the club. tinas
  • Score: -4

4:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TEqH 83 says...

FULL SAINTS SQUAD (assuming Adam goes) and SHOPPING LIST...

GK: Boruc, Davis, Gazzaniga = Need a decent deputy
LB: No natural LB's! = Need 2 more!
RB: Chambers + Clyne = All good
CB: Fonte, Yoshida, Lovren (?), Hooiveld = Need 2 top class CB's.
DM: Cork, Wanyama = All Good
CM: Prowsey, Morgan, Davis = All Good
Winger: None! = Need at least 2 more
AM: Gaston, Reed = Need at least 1 more
ST: JRod, Mayuka, Gallagher, Osvaldo (?) = Need 2 Goalscorers

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS:
1 x GK 2 x LB 2 x CB 2 x Winger 2 x AM 2 x ST

TOTAL NEW PLAYERS NEEDED TO COMPETE:
11!

Ok, so some new players will be brought up from the youth system but that's a lot of signings to make in a month! Shows just how bare our squad was last season too, I just hope that we get in some quality to replace the departures.
FULL SAINTS SQUAD (assuming Adam goes) and SHOPPING LIST... GK: Boruc, Davis, Gazzaniga = Need a decent deputy LB: No natural LB's! = Need 2 more! RB: Chambers + Clyne = All good CB: Fonte, Yoshida, Lovren (?), Hooiveld = Need 2 top class CB's. DM: Cork, Wanyama = All Good CM: Prowsey, Morgan, Davis = All Good Winger: None! = Need at least 2 more AM: Gaston, Reed = Need at least 1 more ST: JRod, Mayuka, Gallagher, Osvaldo (?) = Need 2 Goalscorers SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS: 1 x GK 2 x LB 2 x CB 2 x Winger 2 x AM 2 x ST TOTAL NEW PLAYERS NEEDED TO COMPETE: 11! Ok, so some new players will be brought up from the youth system but that's a lot of signings to make in a month! Shows just how bare our squad was last season too, I just hope that we get in some quality to replace the departures. TEqH 83
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

buckie wrote:
can i get a refund for my season ticket money it was sold to me under the understanding that the players i have watched flourish here would be here for the foreseeable future this is miss selling and in every other walk of life if you are mis-sold a product you are in tilted to a full and speedy refund surely this club has to abide by the rule of the land when is that so called chairman of ours going to spew his spurious lies again he will get the contempt that it so richly deserved i have well and truly been HAD im so p------ off with this it is unreal so do you belive that any other decent player we have left will be sold and for how much ?cheap foreign imports welcome with no feeling for the fans or area welcome make a few quid out of the loyal fans and get a name make a bit of money then out off door in say a year the fans do not benefit from this money only the owners they should close the academy as all it is is a money pot for the owners i would like a full and speedy refund asap
If you want a decent season ticket, then I suggest you get one for Anfield.

Apologies, you will have to join the queue, as there is quite a long waiting list. Liverpool are however starting to enlarge Anfield, so in a few years you might be lucky enough to get hold of a season ticket.
[quote][p][bold]buckie[/bold] wrote: can i get a refund for my season ticket money it was sold to me under the understanding that the players i have watched flourish here would be here for the foreseeable future this is miss selling and in every other walk of life if you are mis-sold a product you are in tilted to a full and speedy refund surely this club has to abide by the rule of the land when is that so called chairman of ours going to spew his spurious lies again he will get the contempt that it so richly deserved i have well and truly been HAD im so p------ off with this it is unreal so do you belive that any other decent player we have left will be sold and for how much ?cheap foreign imports welcome with no feeling for the fans or area welcome make a few quid out of the loyal fans and get a name make a bit of money then out off door in say a year the fans do not benefit from this money only the owners they should close the academy as all it is is a money pot for the owners i would like a full and speedy refund asap[/p][/quote]If you want a decent season ticket, then I suggest you get one for Anfield. Apologies, you will have to join the queue, as there is quite a long waiting list. Liverpool are however starting to enlarge Anfield, so in a few years you might be lucky enough to get hold of a season ticket. search for truth
  • Score: -5

4:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Anyone consider whether the funds could be used to increase capacity at St. Mary's? I thought there was talk of doing so. If Saints want to compete with the big boys in the long run, they need a 40,000 seater stadium (and, I note that MUFC used to play before such crowds before the titles came rolling in and the plastic fans joined the bandwagon, so don't bet against Saints filling a 40,000 seater if they are a contender for Europe on a regular basis). If losing Shaw pays for 1/3 of a stadium addition (or more), and we have both Clyne and Chambers in the side on a regular basis, that is not a bad business deal. Thoughts?
Don't understand the thumbs down mate - the only thing I can call into question is would we fill a 40k ground, I like to think so but the support for a grander club just isn't in the town - too many so called fans too fickle to stick with them when the going gets rough. Can the stadium be enlarged or is it a major rebuild?
What worries me is we are starting to think 40k and our competitors are moving from 40k to 50k - are we destined to always be playing catch up?
Like your train of thought though.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: Anyone consider whether the funds could be used to increase capacity at St. Mary's? I thought there was talk of doing so. If Saints want to compete with the big boys in the long run, they need a 40,000 seater stadium (and, I note that MUFC used to play before such crowds before the titles came rolling in and the plastic fans joined the bandwagon, so don't bet against Saints filling a 40,000 seater if they are a contender for Europe on a regular basis). If losing Shaw pays for 1/3 of a stadium addition (or more), and we have both Clyne and Chambers in the side on a regular basis, that is not a bad business deal. Thoughts?[/p][/quote]Don't understand the thumbs down mate - the only thing I can call into question is would we fill a 40k ground, I like to think so but the support for a grander club just isn't in the town - too many so called fans too fickle to stick with them when the going gets rough. Can the stadium be enlarged or is it a major rebuild? What worries me is we are starting to think 40k and our competitors are moving from 40k to 50k - are we destined to always be playing catch up? Like your train of thought though. jls217
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

westfordUSAsaints says...

JohnItaly wrote:
SwissToni wrote:
Not great that we have lost our highest profile players, we will probably lose a few more. But all is not lost, the club has managed to get good deals made. At the current time, is Shaw really worth £30 million? Personally I don't think so.

RK now has the opportunity to build his own team, with funds already in excess of £60 million. In addition, we have the best academy in the country with some great talent coming through. All in, the future is not as bleak as some would have it.
You mean, for example, great talent like Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bale, Dyer and now Lallana & Shaw. Need I say anymore!
We had no choice in selling Theo, Dyer, Bale, we were skint, they had to go to save us. Ox, just greedy and didn't to play in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwissToni[/bold] wrote: Not great that we have lost our highest profile players, we will probably lose a few more. But all is not lost, the club has managed to get good deals made. At the current time, is Shaw really worth £30 million? Personally I don't think so. RK now has the opportunity to build his own team, with funds already in excess of £60 million. In addition, we have the best academy in the country with some great talent coming through. All in, the future is not as bleak as some would have it.[/p][/quote]You mean, for example, great talent like Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bale, Dyer and now Lallana & Shaw. Need I say anymore![/p][/quote]We had no choice in selling Theo, Dyer, Bale, we were skint, they had to go to save us. Ox, just greedy and didn't to play in the Championship. westfordUSAsaints
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

HAZZAAR says...

Saint Chris wrote:
So on the 27th of June 2014 we saints supporters have experienced a very very dark day. Sale of Luke Shaw IMO the best left back in the world. Can't believe I'm saying that, but I can't think of anyone better. The sale of Adam Lallana, a great talent, our player of the season last season and will be a huge loss. And to rub salt in the wound, we are being linked to Bendtner. Let's pray this isn't true.
I thought we said NO to £25M.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Chris[/bold] wrote: So on the 27th of June 2014 we saints supporters have experienced a very very dark day. Sale of Luke Shaw IMO the best left back in the world. Can't believe I'm saying that, but I can't think of anyone better. The sale of Adam Lallana, a great talent, our player of the season last season and will be a huge loss. And to rub salt in the wound, we are being linked to Bendtner. Let's pray this isn't true.[/p][/quote]I thought we said NO to £25M. HAZZAAR
  • Score: 1

4:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

look forward guys.... NC was no angel , he had something but once we were back in the big league it takes more than a stare and the ability to spend other people's money.... he sacked Adkins just as he was getting it right and MoPo was not the genius many think he was ... he will be sacked by February by Spurs.... keep the faith. The Koemans will have saints playing exciting football and a season to bed in a new team being built and then hopefully a push for a Europa League spot the sea on after.... That is realistic. Shaw and Lallana were good but no where near the money we sold them for so if we spend wisely ( and the Koemans have many contacts ) we should be ok....
look forward guys.... NC was no angel , he had something but once we were back in the big league it takes more than a stare and the ability to spend other people's money.... he sacked Adkins just as he was getting it right and MoPo was not the genius many think he was ... he will be sacked by February by Spurs.... keep the faith. The Koemans will have saints playing exciting football and a season to bed in a new team being built and then hopefully a push for a Europa League spot the sea on after.... That is realistic. Shaw and Lallana were good but no where near the money we sold them for so if we spend wisely ( and the Koemans have many contacts ) we should be ok.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 8

4:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

StElsass wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league!
LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping!
That's irrelevant, you deluded fool!
What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him
Wrong......if Barcelona is willing to pay, then there maybe a chance he leave, but on our terms/ but we don't have to sell....deluded fool... Welcome to big boys league, different level to saints
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league![/p][/quote]LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping![/p][/quote]That's irrelevant, you deluded fool! What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him[/p][/quote]Wrong......if Barcelona is willing to pay, then there maybe a chance he leave, but on our terms/ but we don't have to sell....deluded fool... Welcome to big boys league, different level to saints LFCalways
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

HAZZAAR says...

Saint Chris wrote:
So on the 27th of June 2014 we saints supporters have experienced a very very dark day. Sale of Luke Shaw IMO the best left back in the world. Can't believe I'm saying that, but I can't think of anyone better. The sale of Adam Lallana, a great talent, our player of the season last season and will be a huge loss. And to rub salt in the wound, we are being linked to Bendtner. Let's pray this isn't true.
I thought we said NO to £25M.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Chris[/bold] wrote: So on the 27th of June 2014 we saints supporters have experienced a very very dark day. Sale of Luke Shaw IMO the best left back in the world. Can't believe I'm saying that, but I can't think of anyone better. The sale of Adam Lallana, a great talent, our player of the season last season and will be a huge loss. And to rub salt in the wound, we are being linked to Bendtner. Let's pray this isn't true.[/p][/quote]I thought we said NO to £25M. HAZZAAR
  • Score: 0

4:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jls217 says...

St. Teach wrote:
A lot of knee jerk reactions to something we knew already. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw were always going. It has nothing to do with Southampton and everything to do with ambition, greed and agents. I see no problem with the owners wanting a break even club - or even with being happy being a top half club. That's about right for Southampton. Cortese sold a dream that could only happen with big risks and the owner wasn't keen. Those who were here just for the dream will have to leave. So it goes. Those who remain will be loyal to the club and not just their own ambitions. Also, the cancer of Cortese's influence will be be gone. It is a bad time, but it is not the end. We will buy good players. We will still have good players.

Why the owners would tell Pochettino they intend to asset strip the club and then sell it is beyond me. You would have to be beyond stupid to believe they did that. The truth is, as MLT has said, MP spread a lot of lies about before he left. It was in his interest to destabilise the club and he did a good job.

I wouldn't be surprised if a few more left. So what? The club is bigger than the players. We need players who are loyal to the club and not the chairman.
Excellent post. I liked what NC did for us but it's easy to be free and easy and sell pipe dreams on someone else's credit card. I wonder if he would have been that grandiose if it was his dinero being spent. Glad to see the back of the pair of vipers. Now we can go back to doing what we do best, growing our own talent and playing good honest football within our good and honest fiscal responsibilities. The only thing in the red with this club is on the shirt.
We have a very exciting season ahead rebuilding the squad - can't wait for it all to start.
[quote][p][bold]St. Teach[/bold] wrote: A lot of knee jerk reactions to something we knew already. Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw were always going. It has nothing to do with Southampton and everything to do with ambition, greed and agents. I see no problem with the owners wanting a break even club - or even with being happy being a top half club. That's about right for Southampton. Cortese sold a dream that could only happen with big risks and the owner wasn't keen. Those who were here just for the dream will have to leave. So it goes. Those who remain will be loyal to the club and not just their own ambitions. Also, the cancer of Cortese's influence will be be gone. It is a bad time, but it is not the end. We will buy good players. We will still have good players. Why the owners would tell Pochettino they intend to asset strip the club and then sell it is beyond me. You would have to be beyond stupid to believe they did that. The truth is, as MLT has said, MP spread a lot of lies about before he left. It was in his interest to destabilise the club and he did a good job. I wouldn't be surprised if a few more left. So what? The club is bigger than the players. We need players who are loyal to the club and not the chairman.[/p][/quote]Excellent post. I liked what NC did for us but it's easy to be free and easy and sell pipe dreams on someone else's credit card. I wonder if he would have been that grandiose if it was his dinero being spent. Glad to see the back of the pair of vipers. Now we can go back to doing what we do best, growing our own talent and playing good honest football within our good and honest fiscal responsibilities. The only thing in the red with this club is on the shirt. We have a very exciting season ahead rebuilding the squad - can't wait for it all to start. jls217
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months
T0SSER
Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter
It won't matter to Liverpool if it's 4 months or 4 years because goofy will never play for Liverpool again 2 reasons
1 if Liverpool had a shred of decency they would offload the psycho
2 Barcelona and Real Madrid will still want him
As for BILLY BIG B0LLOX Lalanna he has gone to Liverpool to play in a maximum of 6 champions league games,as you won't make it out of the group stages without Suarez and it will be years before you ever get into the top 4 again
LOL desperate fans again......
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months T0SSER[/p][/quote]Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter[/p][/quote]It won't matter to Liverpool if it's 4 months or 4 years because goofy will never play for Liverpool again 2 reasons 1 if Liverpool had a shred of decency they would offload the psycho 2 Barcelona and Real Madrid will still want him As for BILLY BIG B0LLOX Lalanna he has gone to Liverpool to play in a maximum of 6 champions league games,as you won't make it out of the group stages without Suarez and it will be years before you ever get into the top 4 again[/p][/quote]LOL desperate fans again...... LFCalways
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

SaintJD wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price!
You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.
LOL your getting **** off yet? What's the matter ?
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?[/p][/quote]No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price![/p][/quote]You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.[/p][/quote]LOL your getting **** off yet? What's the matter ? LFCalways
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Blackknight says...

bullsbags wrote:
Good
Another cocky over hipped **** out the door
At least deals getting done now rather than later
We will have the biggest transfer budget in prem history at this rate
I just hope it's spent wisely
Lets just hope its spent on players and not Liebherr's investment portfolio.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Good Another cocky over hipped **** out the door At least deals getting done now rather than later We will have the biggest transfer budget in prem history at this rate I just hope it's spent wisely[/p][/quote]Lets just hope its spent on players and not Liebherr's investment portfolio. Blackknight
  • Score: -1

4:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Kamawoop says...

£25m for Lalla? The other transfers have been understandable, but whilst I can understand that (as with any business), the final say over whether to be with the team is down to the employee, this just seems too low in given the present market. Hasn't he still got 4 years left on contract? Quarter of the fee goes to Bournemouth, £40 million maybe, but this is too low. :( Hope the money is reinvested, but doubtful this transfer can improve our team.
£25m for Lalla? The other transfers have been understandable, but whilst I can understand that (as with any business), the final say over whether to be with the team is down to the employee, this just seems too low in given the present market. Hasn't he still got 4 years left on contract? Quarter of the fee goes to Bournemouth, £40 million maybe, but this is too low. :( Hope the money is reinvested, but doubtful this transfer can improve our team. Kamawoop
  • Score: -1

4:52pm Fri 27 Jun 14

happysaint says...

Pelle to sign Monday ..4 year deal 10 million euros it's what I'm hearing
Pelle to sign Monday ..4 year deal 10 million euros it's what I'm hearing happysaint
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Warnford cookie says...

So there we were in May with a happy bunch of fans, three players off on England world cup duty, another would have been if not for a very sad late injury Three possibly four others off to the World cup and a manager the envy of the mid table premiership teams. We had a board backing the further developement towards a further rise up the table from an incredible 8th. Can it really be just 7 weeks on. England have flopped in the World cup all our England players are gone and the manager as well. Rumours of others too, a stunning acquisition as new manager, astronomical fees for our departing players and the best flood lights in the premier league. In 7 further weeks we start at Anfield, no Suarez against us suspended for biting, two possibly three of last years team lining up against us. BUT we believe cos we have come so far with the Southampton way in four years and we've now to prove the doubters and the doom merchants who haunt this forhum that it will work out cos WE ARE SAINTS and we are the pride of the south WE BELIEVE! COYR!!!
So there we were in May with a happy bunch of fans, three players off on England world cup duty, another would have been if not for a very sad late injury Three possibly four others off to the World cup and a manager the envy of the mid table premiership teams. We had a board backing the further developement towards a further rise up the table from an incredible 8th. Can it really be just 7 weeks on. England have flopped in the World cup all our England players are gone and the manager as well. Rumours of others too, a stunning acquisition as new manager, astronomical fees for our departing players and the best flood lights in the premier league. In 7 further weeks we start at Anfield, no Suarez against us suspended for biting, two possibly three of last years team lining up against us. BUT we believe cos we have come so far with the Southampton way in four years and we've now to prove the doubters and the doom merchants who haunt this forhum that it will work out cos WE ARE SAINTS and we are the pride of the south WE BELIEVE! COYR!!! Warnford cookie
  • Score: 4

4:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months
T0SSER
Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter
It won't matter to Liverpool if it's 4 months or 4 years because goofy will never play for Liverpool again 2 reasons
1 if Liverpool had a shred of decency they would offload the psycho
2 Barcelona and Real Madrid will still want him
As for BILLY BIG B0LLOX Lalanna he has gone to Liverpool to play in a maximum of 6 champions league games,as you won't make it out of the group stages without Suarez and it will be years before you ever get into the top 4 again
THAT'S RICH COMING FROM A FAN OF A CLUB, THAT HAS NEVER WON ANY MAJOR SILVERWARE.

Time you compared the achievements of both clubs, no contest Liverpool stands out as being a far superior club.

My prediction for next season is Southampton will be no higher than 16th in the Premier league.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months T0SSER[/p][/quote]Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter[/p][/quote]It won't matter to Liverpool if it's 4 months or 4 years because goofy will never play for Liverpool again 2 reasons 1 if Liverpool had a shred of decency they would offload the psycho 2 Barcelona and Real Madrid will still want him As for BILLY BIG B0LLOX Lalanna he has gone to Liverpool to play in a maximum of 6 champions league games,as you won't make it out of the group stages without Suarez and it will be years before you ever get into the top 4 again[/p][/quote]THAT'S RICH COMING FROM A FAN OF A CLUB, THAT HAS NEVER WON ANY MAJOR SILVERWARE. Time you compared the achievements of both clubs, no contest Liverpool stands out as being a far superior club. My prediction for next season is Southampton will be no higher than 16th in the Premier league. search for truth
  • Score: -1

4:59pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

LFCalways wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months
T0SSER
Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter
It won't matter to Liverpool if it's 4 months or 4 years because goofy will never play for Liverpool again 2 reasons
1 if Liverpool had a shred of decency they would offload the psycho
2 Barcelona and Real Madrid will still want him
As for BILLY BIG B0LLOX Lalanna he has gone to Liverpool to play in a maximum of 6 champions league games,as you won't make it out of the group stages without Suarez and it will be years before you ever get into the top 4 again
LOL desperate fans again......
Surely desperate is coming on here when you're an alleged Liverpool fan ,Or a skunt pretending to be called Terry, either way you seem pretty desperate for a bit of attention .
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months T0SSER[/p][/quote]Lol yep that's right 4 months....and your still bitter[/p][/quote]It won't matter to Liverpool if it's 4 months or 4 years because goofy will never play for Liverpool again 2 reasons 1 if Liverpool had a shred of decency they would offload the psycho 2 Barcelona and Real Madrid will still want him As for BILLY BIG B0LLOX Lalanna he has gone to Liverpool to play in a maximum of 6 champions league games,as you won't make it out of the group stages without Suarez and it will be years before you ever get into the top 4 again[/p][/quote]LOL desperate fans again......[/p][/quote]Surely desperate is coming on here when you're an alleged Liverpool fan ,Or a skunt pretending to be called Terry, either way you seem pretty desperate for a bit of attention . saintand266
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

warrens 76 says...

Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+..

If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream..

Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.
Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+.. If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream.. Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out. warrens 76
  • Score: -1

5:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

WORZEL says...

So, the bean counters are in control:
Saints are not a selling club - so much for the new Chairman and his team - should have known when they couldn't hold on to the manager - credibility blown;
Now they have our season ticket money they sell our players - Lambert, Shaw, Lallana and before the end of July both Lovren and Schneiderlin will go - then there are the rumours about Clyne, Chambers, Ward-Prowse and Rodriguez - still we have got Osvaldo and Hooiveld.
So get rid of the Brits and bring in the Dutch - haven't we been there before??
So, the bean counters are in control: Saints are not a selling club - so much for the new Chairman and his team - should have known when they couldn't hold on to the manager - credibility blown; Now they have our season ticket money they sell our players - Lambert, Shaw, Lallana and before the end of July both Lovren and Schneiderlin will go - then there are the rumours about Clyne, Chambers, Ward-Prowse and Rodriguez - still we have got Osvaldo and Hooiveld. So get rid of the Brits and bring in the Dutch - haven't we been there before?? WORZEL
  • Score: 2

5:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

LOL Sky saying the deal will be all completed by tomorrow as Lallana is still in Liverpool :)
LOL Sky saying the deal will be all completed by tomorrow as Lallana is still in Liverpool :) LFCalways
  • Score: -2

5:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

jls217 wrote:
Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness wrote:
Anyone consider whether the funds could be used to increase capacity at St. Mary's? I thought there was talk of doing so. If Saints want to compete with the big boys in the long run, they need a 40,000 seater stadium (and, I note that MUFC used to play before such crowds before the titles came rolling in and the plastic fans joined the bandwagon, so don't bet against Saints filling a 40,000 seater if they are a contender for Europe on a regular basis). If losing Shaw pays for 1/3 of a stadium addition (or more), and we have both Clyne and Chambers in the side on a regular basis, that is not a bad business deal. Thoughts?
Don't understand the thumbs down mate - the only thing I can call into question is would we fill a 40k ground, I like to think so but the support for a grander club just isn't in the town - too many so called fans too fickle to stick with them when the going gets rough. Can the stadium be enlarged or is it a major rebuild?
What worries me is we are starting to think 40k and our competitors are moving from 40k to 50k - are we destined to always be playing catch up?
Like your train of thought though.
Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Not used to that on here.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness[/bold] wrote: Anyone consider whether the funds could be used to increase capacity at St. Mary's? I thought there was talk of doing so. If Saints want to compete with the big boys in the long run, they need a 40,000 seater stadium (and, I note that MUFC used to play before such crowds before the titles came rolling in and the plastic fans joined the bandwagon, so don't bet against Saints filling a 40,000 seater if they are a contender for Europe on a regular basis). If losing Shaw pays for 1/3 of a stadium addition (or more), and we have both Clyne and Chambers in the side on a regular basis, that is not a bad business deal. Thoughts?[/p][/quote]Don't understand the thumbs down mate - the only thing I can call into question is would we fill a 40k ground, I like to think so but the support for a grander club just isn't in the town - too many so called fans too fickle to stick with them when the going gets rough. Can the stadium be enlarged or is it a major rebuild? What worries me is we are starting to think 40k and our competitors are moving from 40k to 50k - are we destined to always be playing catch up? Like your train of thought though.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Not used to that on here. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

LFCalways wrote:
LOL Sky saying the deal will be all completed by tomorrow as Lallana is still in Liverpool :)
Unlike you then !
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: LOL Sky saying the deal will be all completed by tomorrow as Lallana is still in Liverpool :)[/p][/quote]Unlike you then ! saintand266
  • Score: 6

5:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

tinas wrote:
Interesting how everyone was willing to wish Rickie all the best but there's a lot of abuse for Adam.
Personally, I've greatly enjoyed watching him and would like to thank him for the great service he's given the club.
Not a big fan of Adam in the Premier League (as regular readers of this forum know), but I agree that he's a good talent and gave a lot to the club at the lower levels. No reason not to wish him well.
[quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: Interesting how everyone was willing to wish Rickie all the best but there's a lot of abuse for Adam. Personally, I've greatly enjoyed watching him and would like to thank him for the great service he's given the club.[/p][/quote]Not a big fan of Adam in the Premier League (as regular readers of this forum know), but I agree that he's a good talent and gave a lot to the club at the lower levels. No reason not to wish him well. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -2

5:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+..

If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream..

Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.
Here's an interesting thought to think about ?

Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune.

The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+.. If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream.. Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.[/p][/quote]Here's an interesting thought to think about ? Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune. The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder. search for truth
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+..

If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream..

Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.
Here's an interesting thought to think about ?

Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune.

The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.
Nob
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+.. If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream.. Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.[/p][/quote]Here's an interesting thought to think about ? Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune. The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.[/p][/quote]Nob saintand266
  • Score: -1

5:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

LFCalways wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price!
You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.
LOL your getting **** off yet? What's the matter ?
Not a bit, just stating the obvious. I don't get wound up by our Pompey visitors, just like to remind you that 1) you are fooling nobody and 2) it is pretty embarrassing you coming on here in your current position and being too ashamed to admit who you are.

You're master of disguise skills involve adding 'innit' to your posts if you're from London or just being unable to spell generally (although not entirely sure whether that's part of the disguise or whether you are just illiterate.

You are welcome here any time as someone to laugh at and remind us how lucky we are, so thank you.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?[/p][/quote]No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price![/p][/quote]You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.[/p][/quote]LOL your getting **** off yet? What's the matter ?[/p][/quote]Not a bit, just stating the obvious. I don't get wound up by our Pompey visitors, just like to remind you that 1) you are fooling nobody and 2) it is pretty embarrassing you coming on here in your current position and being too ashamed to admit who you are. You're master of disguise skills involve adding 'innit' to your posts if you're from London or just being unable to spell generally (although not entirely sure whether that's part of the disguise or whether you are just illiterate. You are welcome here any time as someone to laugh at and remind us how lucky we are, so thank you. SaintJD
  • Score: 5

5:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

insider1234 says...

Why didn't we say to Liverpool you can have Lallana for free if you buy Rickie for 35m? Then we wouldn't have to pay Cherries (silly name) diddly squat!
Why didn't we say to Liverpool you can have Lallana for free if you buy Rickie for 35m? Then we wouldn't have to pay Cherries (silly name) diddly squat! insider1234
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

insider1234 wrote:
Why didn't we say to Liverpool you can have Lallana for free if you buy Rickie for 35m? Then we wouldn't have to pay Cherries (silly name) diddly squat!
Because the Southampton board aren't quite as intelligent as you are ! !
[quote][p][bold]insider1234[/bold] wrote: Why didn't we say to Liverpool you can have Lallana for free if you buy Rickie for 35m? Then we wouldn't have to pay Cherries (silly name) diddly squat![/p][/quote]Because the Southampton board aren't quite as intelligent as you are ! ! search for truth
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

insider1234 says...

Morgan, Gaston, Corky, Davis (massively underrated), Dejan, Clyne, Chambers, J Rod, Victor Wanyama, JWP all showed they were quality players last year amongst others. Now with more young players to come in and the small matter of 60Million to invest we really could push for the top 4. Liverpool with an ageing Gerrard, absent Suarez and a squad trying to compete in Champions League will not be as strong as last year. COME ON SAINTS WE CAN TAKE THEM AND SHOW EVERYONE WE AREN'T ALL GOING TO ROLL OVER, WE ARE PUSHING HARDER FOR THE TOP
!!!!!
Morgan, Gaston, Corky, Davis (massively underrated), Dejan, Clyne, Chambers, J Rod, Victor Wanyama, JWP all showed they were quality players last year amongst others. Now with more young players to come in and the small matter of 60Million to invest we really could push for the top 4. Liverpool with an ageing Gerrard, absent Suarez and a squad trying to compete in Champions League will not be as strong as last year. COME ON SAINTS WE CAN TAKE THEM AND SHOW EVERYONE WE AREN'T ALL GOING TO ROLL OVER, WE ARE PUSHING HARDER FOR THE TOP !!!!! insider1234
  • Score: 9

5:45pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

insider1234 wrote:
Morgan, Gaston, Corky, Davis (massively underrated), Dejan, Clyne, Chambers, J Rod, Victor Wanyama, JWP all showed they were quality players last year amongst others. Now with more young players to come in and the small matter of 60Million to invest we really could push for the top 4. Liverpool with an ageing Gerrard, absent Suarez and a squad trying to compete in Champions League will not be as strong as last year. COME ON SAINTS WE CAN TAKE THEM AND SHOW EVERYONE WE AREN'T ALL GOING TO ROLL OVER, WE ARE PUSHING HARDER FOR THE TOP
!!!!!
Sounds like the desperate last words from a dying club !!!
[quote][p][bold]insider1234[/bold] wrote: Morgan, Gaston, Corky, Davis (massively underrated), Dejan, Clyne, Chambers, J Rod, Victor Wanyama, JWP all showed they were quality players last year amongst others. Now with more young players to come in and the small matter of 60Million to invest we really could push for the top 4. Liverpool with an ageing Gerrard, absent Suarez and a squad trying to compete in Champions League will not be as strong as last year. COME ON SAINTS WE CAN TAKE THEM AND SHOW EVERYONE WE AREN'T ALL GOING TO ROLL OVER, WE ARE PUSHING HARDER FOR THE TOP !!!!![/p][/quote]Sounds like the desperate last words from a dying club !!! search for truth
  • Score: -5

5:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

long memory says...

LFCalways wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry!
He will do......
Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?
No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price!
You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.
LOL your getting **** off yet? What's the matter ?
LFC,haven't you got a sermon to write being so near to Sunday,preacher boy.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: He will build a great partnership with Suarez up front. Errr..., Oops, sorry![/p][/quote]He will do......[/p][/quote]Only "He will do"? Were you hoping for someone better then?[/p][/quote]No, he was what we were looking for, as I said all these other links with players is a screen to the real players we were after! But I am glad both Saints and Liverpool finally sorted it out over the price![/p][/quote]You say Saints and Liverpool as if neither of them is your club. Wait a minute - why did I assume LFC were the initials of a football club... everyone say a big hello to Liquidated Fratton C**t Always. You are most welcome.[/p][/quote]LOL your getting **** off yet? What's the matter ?[/p][/quote]LFC,haven't you got a sermon to write being so near to Sunday,preacher boy. long memory
  • Score: 2

5:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

c u lateron says...

Maybe the reason we hav'nt had any incoming players is because, all the targets are still involved in the next stage of the party in Brazil, not like our highly paid Manure and Diddlypool tossers
Maybe the reason we hav'nt had any incoming players is because, all the targets are still involved in the next stage of the party in Brazil, not like our highly paid Manure and Diddlypool tossers c u lateron
  • Score: 6

5:49pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Confucious says...

I wonder if all the doomsters on here today have some suitable depressing chants lined up for the first home match to dampen any unjustified optimism - not least because obviously there is in fact no hope now and some spirit-lowering words, many of which are expressed so well on here, would match the downcast mood of the majority perfectly.

It seems a shame that such exceptional downhearted despondency and dreary melancholy should pass without being captured on the stands.

I recall Admiral Blue, who felt the navy had no hope of winning the Atlantic battle in 1941, suggested changing the names of our top four battleships to HMS Glum, HMS Bleak, HMS Luckless and HMS Sharkfood in order to match public expectations. Okay, so things turned out fine in the end, but at the time Admiral Blue was spot on.
I wonder if all the doomsters on here today have some suitable depressing chants lined up for the first home match to dampen any unjustified optimism - not least because obviously there is in fact no hope now and some spirit-lowering words, many of which are expressed so well on here, would match the downcast mood of the majority perfectly. It seems a shame that such exceptional downhearted despondency and dreary melancholy should pass without being captured on the stands. I recall Admiral Blue, who felt the navy had no hope of winning the Atlantic battle in 1941, suggested changing the names of our top four battleships to HMS Glum, HMS Bleak, HMS Luckless and HMS Sharkfood in order to match public expectations. Okay, so things turned out fine in the end, but at the time Admiral Blue was spot on. Confucious
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Stanners78 says...

All I can say it shows how there is a complete lack of loyalty from players today - maybe Lallana and Shaw need reminding of comments they made when signing new contracts with Saints. I think Lallana is making huge mistake going to Liverpool. First team football won't be guaranteed there and is Brendan Rodgers really a proven manager??
All I can say it shows how there is a complete lack of loyalty from players today - maybe Lallana and Shaw need reminding of comments they made when signing new contracts with Saints. I think Lallana is making huge mistake going to Liverpool. First team football won't be guaranteed there and is Brendan Rodgers really a proven manager?? Stanners78
  • Score: 1

5:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Skating on thin ice says...

A few of you at least do realise what is happening. Katharina owns the club, and she can do what she likes with it. She's decided that pushing on for a higher league placing and European football would be too much of a gamble, and she's cashing in instead.

£50 million of the cash raised from player sales will be given to the KoKo brothers as transfer funds. They will buy some half-decent players.... The rest of the cash raised will be declared as "trading profit". Following the capital restructuring of the club during summer 2012 (have you been keeping up?), this profit can be paid to the club's owner as a dividend. And it will be. Kit Kat will have the Board's full support of course, because they are all her placemen.

Remember that Katharina Liebherr has no documented achievements of her own. Her only claim to fame is to have inherited the wealth her father Markus generated through his engineering genius. Since his death she has liquidated the MALI companies which owned his patents, and is now moving on to extract her profit from Southampton FC.
A few of you at least do realise what is happening. Katharina owns the club, and she can do what she likes with it. She's decided that pushing on for a higher league placing and European football would be too much of a gamble, and she's cashing in instead. £50 million of the cash raised from player sales will be given to the KoKo brothers as transfer funds. They will buy some half-decent players.... The rest of the cash raised will be declared as "trading profit". Following the capital restructuring of the club during summer 2012 (have you been keeping up?), this profit can be paid to the club's owner as a dividend. And it will be. Kit Kat will have the Board's full support of course, because they are all her placemen. Remember that Katharina Liebherr has no documented achievements of her own. Her only claim to fame is to have inherited the wealth her father Markus generated through his engineering genius. Since his death she has liquidated the MALI companies which owned his patents, and is now moving on to extract her profit from Southampton FC. Skating on thin ice
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

I said back in May that Les Reed was being economical with the truth, I of course got vilified for suggesting such a thing.

It gives me no satisfaction ( ok a little.....well actually a huge amount ...) that I was correct.

This board has no vision, no ambition, no honesty.

Get Rid.
I said back in May that Les Reed was being economical with the truth, I of course got vilified for suggesting such a thing. It gives me no satisfaction ( ok a little.....well actually a huge amount ...) that I was correct. This board has no vision, no ambition, no honesty. Get Rid. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: 1

6:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

We can replace Luke with a quality Left back for £10m but we can't get a quality attacking English midfielder to replace Adam.
So much for the commitment Adam & Luke showed when signing their long contracts only a year ago.

Ricky & Adam were the centre of the team spirit we had built over the last 5 years can't believe the Board have allowed the break up of such a promising group. Definitely not in the best interests of the club.
This has knocked the stuffing out of the squad spirit.

Should have bought first because it will be difficult to attract top quality players now our top stars have been sold.

I guess Dejan, Morgan, Chambers will definitely want out now and J-rod when he is fit.

We are now in the transfer market playing catch up, now three top quality players to replace the three sold just to get us back to where we were before getting the additional 4 or 5 that we needed previously.

We now have to build again which takes time so hopefully do so without a relegation battle. Then when we have and get back to eighth in 3 yrs time we shall be selling the next crop of stars again.

Les you do not get better by selling all your best players so what the hell are you doing ?!!!
We can replace Luke with a quality Left back for £10m but we can't get a quality attacking English midfielder to replace Adam. So much for the commitment Adam & Luke showed when signing their long contracts only a year ago. Ricky & Adam were the centre of the team spirit we had built over the last 5 years can't believe the Board have allowed the break up of such a promising group. Definitely not in the best interests of the club. This has knocked the stuffing out of the squad spirit. Should have bought first because it will be difficult to attract top quality players now our top stars have been sold. I guess Dejan, Morgan, Chambers will definitely want out now and J-rod when he is fit. We are now in the transfer market playing catch up, now three top quality players to replace the three sold just to get us back to where we were before getting the additional 4 or 5 that we needed previously. We now have to build again which takes time so hopefully do so without a relegation battle. Then when we have and get back to eighth in 3 yrs time we shall be selling the next crop of stars again. Les you do not get better by selling all your best players so what the hell are you doing ?!!! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

6:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

peregrine73 says...

c u lateron wrote:
Maybe the reason we hav'nt had any incoming players is because, all the targets are still involved in the next stage of the party in Brazil, not like our highly paid Manure and Diddlypool tossers
The real reason is that we need to convince players to come,given the continued exodus of our best players and I'm sure more to come,the team is severely disjointed and players are unsettled.Even with replacements it will take a season to gel. So we need to be realistic for the new season and hope to stay in the premiership.
[quote][p][bold]c u lateron[/bold] wrote: Maybe the reason we hav'nt had any incoming players is because, all the targets are still involved in the next stage of the party in Brazil, not like our highly paid Manure and Diddlypool tossers[/p][/quote]The real reason is that we need to convince players to come,given the continued exodus of our best players and I'm sure more to come,the team is severely disjointed and players are unsettled.Even with replacements it will take a season to gel. So we need to be realistic for the new season and hope to stay in the premiership. peregrine73
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Simmo13 says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
I said back in May that Les Reed was being economical with the truth, I of course got vilified for suggesting such a thing.

It gives me no satisfaction ( ok a little.....well actually a huge amount ...) that I was correct.

This board has no vision, no ambition, no honesty.

Get Rid.
The quicker reed has left our club the better he is just a yes man!
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I said back in May that Les Reed was being economical with the truth, I of course got vilified for suggesting such a thing. It gives me no satisfaction ( ok a little.....well actually a huge amount ...) that I was correct. This board has no vision, no ambition, no honesty. Get Rid.[/p][/quote]The quicker reed has left our club the better he is just a yes man! Simmo13
  • Score: -2

6:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bullsbags says...

LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league!
LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping!
That's irrelevant, you deluded fool!
What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him
Wrong......if Barcelona is willing to pay, then there maybe a chance he leave, but on our terms/ but we don't have to sell....deluded fool... Welcome to big boys league, different level to saints
We didn't have to sell Lallana to Liverpool but we did because he wanted to go to a supposed bigger club and there is nothing we could really do about it other than say your under contract and your going nowhere!
Unfortunately for the scousers it works both ways,comparing Liverpool to Barcelona is like comparing us with the skunts,so if Suarez wants to go to Barcelona he will go and there is feck all you can do about it
I used to have a lot of respect for Liverpool with their history and the way they dealt with the hills borough tragedy,a club with principles
NOT ANY MORE if I had a psycho like Suarez at my club he would be out the door and if we had to take a 20 mill hit ,so be it
But no , the vast majority of scousers saying we should keep him pathetic pr!cks with no morals
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league![/p][/quote]LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping![/p][/quote]That's irrelevant, you deluded fool! What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him[/p][/quote]Wrong......if Barcelona is willing to pay, then there maybe a chance he leave, but on our terms/ but we don't have to sell....deluded fool... Welcome to big boys league, different level to saints[/p][/quote]We didn't have to sell Lallana to Liverpool but we did because he wanted to go to a supposed bigger club and there is nothing we could really do about it other than say your under contract and your going nowhere! Unfortunately for the scousers it works both ways,comparing Liverpool to Barcelona is like comparing us with the skunts,so if Suarez wants to go to Barcelona he will go and there is feck all you can do about it I used to have a lot of respect for Liverpool with their history and the way they dealt with the hills borough tragedy,a club with principles NOT ANY MORE if I had a psycho like Suarez at my club he would be out the door and if we had to take a 20 mill hit ,so be it But no , the vast majority of scousers saying we should keep him pathetic pr!cks with no morals bullsbags
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Skating on thin ice says...

Relegation odds now come in from 9/1 to 7/1. "Most popular bet" on oddschecker.
Relegation odds now come in from 9/1 to 7/1. "Most popular bet" on oddschecker. Skating on thin ice
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintregor says...

bullsbags wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months
T0SSER
At this rate if Liverpool buy any more of our players they will finish eighth.
LOL
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Told us what? That the psycho Suarez would be banned for 4 months T0SSER[/p][/quote]At this rate if Liverpool buy any more of our players they will finish eighth. LOL saintregor
  • Score: 6

6:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Kamawoop says...

I will still cheer Lalla when he comes back, was a true Saint and whilst it is hard to swallow £100k per week, or whatever and a the team that came second. It's his life and the decisions may make sense. The fee was just too low. :(

Had to be worth £35 to £40 million to us, even if not to potential buyer. :(
I will still cheer Lalla when he comes back, was a true Saint and whilst it is hard to swallow £100k per week, or whatever and a the team that came second. It's his life and the decisions may make sense. The fee was just too low. :( Had to be worth £35 to £40 million to us, even if not to potential buyer. :( Kamawoop
  • Score: -6

6:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Forest Saint says...

Good riddance Lallana!
Good riddance Lallana! Forest Saint
  • Score: 6

6:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me.


From todays “ Liverpool Echo “

England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million.
It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! !
Didn't get him before the World Cup like you said though did you?So he goes into the record books as a Saints player.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me. From todays “ Liverpool Echo “ England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million. It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign. He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can. The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! ![/p][/quote]Didn't get him before the World Cup like you said though did you?So he goes into the record books as a Saints player. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

THE12THMAN says...

LFCalways wrote:
StElsass wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league!
LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping!
That's irrelevant, you deluded fool!
What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him
Wrong......if Barcelona is willing to pay, then there maybe a chance he leave, but on our terms/ but we don't have to sell....deluded fool... Welcome to big boys league, different level to saints
Liverpool are not big boys, Barcelona and Real Madrid are big boys and if they want a player they usually get him, when they come knocking players answer the door.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]yep and we told you that the muncher was off! no suarez no champs league football! don't worry we will way at you when we pass you in the league![/p][/quote]LOL Suarez off lol...... Have we said we are selling him...no, as Suarez said he leaving Liverpool...no, your as bad as the united fans hoping![/p][/quote]That's irrelevant, you deluded fool! What counts is if Barcelona really want him, they'll get him[/p][/quote]Wrong......if Barcelona is willing to pay, then there maybe a chance he leave, but on our terms/ but we don't have to sell....deluded fool... Welcome to big boys league, different level to saints[/p][/quote]Liverpool are not big boys, Barcelona and Real Madrid are big boys and if they want a player they usually get him, when they come knocking players answer the door. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 5

6:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

WTFisgoingon says...

Under the Distance Selling Regulations, you're entitled to return anything bought over the phone or on a website up to seven days after arrival,

If you've bought a season ticket, why not give the ticket office a call tomorrow and tell them that you're planning to return it - 0845 688 9288. They are closed tonight so perhaps we should all call tomorrow. If enough people do it, that's one message they'll hear and care about, as it will scupper their financial plans.
Under the Distance Selling Regulations, you're entitled to return anything bought over the phone or on a website up to seven days after arrival, If you've bought a season ticket, why not give the ticket office a call tomorrow and tell them that you're planning to return it - 0845 688 9288. They are closed tonight so perhaps we should all call tomorrow. If enough people do it, that's one message they'll hear and care about, as it will scupper their financial plans. WTFisgoingon
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

up saints says...

lambo shaw llalana who is next oh well still have dani osvaldo
lambo shaw llalana who is next oh well still have dani osvaldo up saints
  • Score: 6

6:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

the third hardest man in sholing says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go.

I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad?

Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play.

Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still...

COYR.
Thats exactly how I see it. Players come and go and good luck them all. The supporters are the club ,not the players.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.[/p][/quote]Thats exactly how I see it. Players come and go and good luck them all. The supporters are the club ,not the players. the third hardest man in sholing
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

the third hardest man in sholing wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go.

I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad?

Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play.

Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still...

COYR.
Thats exactly how I see it. Players come and go and good luck them all. The supporters are the club ,not the players.
Let's hope that's what the boards idea is then,have a mega money clear out,spend on top quality replacements,and then make a fresh start with better manager than we had last year.
[quote][p][bold]the third hardest man in sholing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.[/p][/quote]Thats exactly how I see it. Players come and go and good luck them all. The supporters are the club ,not the players.[/p][/quote]Let's hope that's what the boards idea is then,have a mega money clear out,spend on top quality replacements,and then make a fresh start with better manager than we had last year. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

insider1234 wrote:
Why didn't we say to Liverpool you can have Lallana for free if you buy Rickie for 35m? Then we wouldn't have to pay Cherries (silly name) diddly squat!
Because it is unethical and wouldn't stand up in a court of law. It's the type of tactic skunt would try.
[quote][p][bold]insider1234[/bold] wrote: Why didn't we say to Liverpool you can have Lallana for free if you buy Rickie for 35m? Then we wouldn't have to pay Cherries (silly name) diddly squat![/p][/quote]Because it is unethical and wouldn't stand up in a court of law. It's the type of tactic skunt would try. Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

7:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

up saints says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
the third hardest man in sholing wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go.

I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad?

Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play.

Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still...

COYR.
Thats exactly how I see it. Players come and go and good luck them all. The supporters are the club ,not the players.
Let's hope that's what the boards idea is then,have a mega money clear out,spend on top quality replacements,and then make a fresh start with better manager than we had last year.
the problem we have is other teams buy our best players in three years time llalana and shaw will we worth 60 mil each. we will buy some old donkey for £10mil as clubs know we have money .
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the third hardest man in sholing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Lala have decided to move on. Go, good luck and thanks. We move on. To be honest, I don't care they have gone, if they are not committed to the cause, go. I make that over 60M raked in so far, plus RK had an apparent 30M transfer budget to start with. 90M to invest in rebuilding a squad? Now we shall see what he can do with that much to reinvest. I think we will start to see players arriving in the next few weeks with RK's influence as he starts to mould a squad to the way he wants to play. Stay positive, change is coming, and as always with Saints, things never stand still... COYR.[/p][/quote]Thats exactly how I see it. Players come and go and good luck them all. The supporters are the club ,not the players.[/p][/quote]Let's hope that's what the boards idea is then,have a mega money clear out,spend on top quality replacements,and then make a fresh start with better manager than we had last year.[/p][/quote]the problem we have is other teams buy our best players in three years time llalana and shaw will we worth 60 mil each. we will buy some old donkey for £10mil as clubs know we have money . up saints
  • Score: 0

7:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

saintand266 wrote:
search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+..

If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream..

Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.
Here's an interesting thought to think about ?

Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune.

The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.
Nob
saintand266 call me what you like but look at the facts ........

Quote from Daily Telegraph

6:55PM BST 17 Aug 2010

Southampton, known as the Saints, had suffered several years of decline when Liebherr, previously unheard-of in Britain, emerged as a buyer in July 2009. The club had just been relegated from the Football League Championship to League One, having suffered a 10-point deduction because its parent company had gone into administration.

Bankruptcy threatened when a consortium led by the former Saints star Matt le Tissier withdrew a tentative offer. But Liebherr then stepped forward with a Swiss banker, Nicola Cortese, at his side, and made an offer for the club – within two hours of setting foot inside the St Mary's ground – that was believed to have been around £13 million.

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Assuming what I said earlier about the sale and replacement of players and the fact that Southampton are now in Premier League, now would be the right time to put the club on the market if you wanted to get out ( which the press have always said she wanted to do ). You would make a good profit over the £ 13 million paid for it when it was bought after being relegated to Div. 1.
[quote][p][bold]saintand266[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+.. If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream.. Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.[/p][/quote]Here's an interesting thought to think about ? Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune. The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.[/p][/quote]Nob[/p][/quote]saintand266 call me what you like but look at the facts ........ Quote from Daily Telegraph 6:55PM BST 17 Aug 2010 Southampton, known as the Saints, had suffered several years of decline when Liebherr, previously unheard-of in Britain, emerged as a buyer in July 2009. The club had just been relegated from the Football League Championship to League One, having suffered a 10-point deduction because its parent company had gone into administration. Bankruptcy threatened when a consortium led by the former Saints star Matt le Tissier withdrew a tentative offer. But Liebherr then stepped forward with a Swiss banker, Nicola Cortese, at his side, and made an offer for the club – within two hours of setting foot inside the St Mary's ground – that was believed to have been around £13 million. -------------------- --- Assuming what I said earlier about the sale and replacement of players and the fact that Southampton are now in Premier League, now would be the right time to put the club on the market if you wanted to get out ( which the press have always said she wanted to do ). You would make a good profit over the £ 13 million paid for it when it was bought after being relegated to Div. 1. search for truth
  • Score: -2

7:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

up saints says...

search for truth wrote:
saintand266 wrote:
search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+..

If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream..

Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.
Here's an interesting thought to think about ?

Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune.

The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.
Nob
saintand266 call me what you like but look at the facts ........

Quote from Daily Telegraph

6:55PM BST 17 Aug 2010

Southampton, known as the Saints, had suffered several years of decline when Liebherr, previously unheard-of in Britain, emerged as a buyer in July 2009. The club had just been relegated from the Football League Championship to League One, having suffered a 10-point deduction because its parent company had gone into administration.

Bankruptcy threatened when a consortium led by the former Saints star Matt le Tissier withdrew a tentative offer. But Liebherr then stepped forward with a Swiss banker, Nicola Cortese, at his side, and made an offer for the club – within two hours of setting foot inside the St Mary's ground – that was believed to have been around £13 million.

--------------------

---

Assuming what I said earlier about the sale and replacement of players and the fact that Southampton are now in Premier League, now would be the right time to put the club on the market if you wanted to get out ( which the press have always said she wanted to do ). You would make a good profit over the £ 13 million paid for it when it was bought after being relegated to Div. 1.
i can see both sides of the story here but unless we buy someone of decent quality in the next week.it does look like katerina is stripping the club before selling it
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintand266[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Truth to tell…first season in Prem AL was lightweight and at least we are not losing a goal scoring midfielder, Shaw was just starting the journey, so we are 50 million to the good IF it is spent on quality replacements+.. If the coffers are not used then we are truly Ufcked….the selling is one thing and if re-invested, well fair do's if not…end of our dream.. Ps did you know that we have a smaller catchment than Brighton and Hove AND ports muff…seriously I was looking at City population in UK and their catchment areas and we are the third biggest on South coast yet the biggest club…until BHA build to 35.500 next year…board pull yer fingers out.[/p][/quote]Here's an interesting thought to think about ? Having lost their previous manager, Southampton's board replace him and sell off their key players for a small fortune. The board pocket the spoils from the sales and replaces the players, spending a very small amount of the money raised and pursue the sale of the club to the highest bidder.[/p][/quote]Nob[/p][/quote]saintand266 call me what you like but look at the facts ........ Quote from Daily Telegraph 6:55PM BST 17 Aug 2010 Southampton, known as the Saints, had suffered several years of decline when Liebherr, previously unheard-of in Britain, emerged as a buyer in July 2009. The club had just been relegated from the Football League Championship to League One, having suffered a 10-point deduction because its parent company had gone into administration. Bankruptcy threatened when a consortium led by the former Saints star Matt le Tissier withdrew a tentative offer. But Liebherr then stepped forward with a Swiss banker, Nicola Cortese, at his side, and made an offer for the club – within two hours of setting foot inside the St Mary's ground – that was believed to have been around £13 million. -------------------- --- Assuming what I said earlier about the sale and replacement of players and the fact that Southampton are now in Premier League, now would be the right time to put the club on the market if you wanted to get out ( which the press have always said she wanted to do ). You would make a good profit over the £ 13 million paid for it when it was bought after being relegated to Div. 1.[/p][/quote]i can see both sides of the story here but unless we buy someone of decent quality in the next week.it does look like katerina is stripping the club before selling it up saints
  • Score: 1

8:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Tootingsaint says...

WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific. Tootingsaint
  • Score: -1

8:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintray says...

WHAT NOTHING TO COMMENT ON THEN OSPREYSAINT!
WHAT NOTHING TO COMMENT ON THEN OSPREYSAINT! saintray
  • Score: 1

8:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Feebee43 says...

Cheerio then......
Cheerio then...... Feebee43
  • Score: 0

8:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Adam Lallana was dispossessed more times (48) than any other PL player in the 13/14 season. Silky skills are great to watch but for all our possession last season AL may be part of the reason why that possession was not translated into goals.

AL will win you free kicks maybe???

Truth is we have a glut of superb midfielders left in our squad with plenty of talent still coming through.

More gutted about losing SRL.
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Adam Lallana was dispossessed more times (48) than any other PL player in the 13/14 season. Silky skills are great to watch but for all our possession last season AL may be part of the reason why that possession was not translated into goals. AL will win you free kicks maybe??? Truth is we have a glut of superb midfielders left in our squad with plenty of talent still coming through. More gutted about losing SRL. 2getheras1
  • Score: 3

8:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

deepheat says...

I don't think there is a need to sell anymore players now.

I really hope Lovren is persuaded to stay. He is top class. No way should he be allowed to go to Liverpooooh. That would be mental. I can understand Rickie and Adam wanting to go there they have paid their dues but allowing Lovren to go to Liverpooooh would make the board a laughing stock. Tto give away three players to one club in less than a month. Has that even happened before?

I hope Big Ron has some answers for us with the money he now has available.
I don't think there is a need to sell anymore players now. I really hope Lovren is persuaded to stay. He is top class. No way should he be allowed to go to Liverpooooh. That would be mental. I can understand Rickie and Adam wanting to go there they have paid their dues but allowing Lovren to go to Liverpooooh would make the board a laughing stock. Tto give away three players to one club in less than a month. Has that even happened before? I hope Big Ron has some answers for us with the money he now has available. deepheat
  • Score: 2

8:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced.

Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker.

Get back on the bus!
[quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced. Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker. Get back on the bus! 2getheras1
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

johnlennonar says...

That ref was right Adam has not been the same since he played for England and now he´s off after signing a new bloody contract last year.
That ref was right Adam has not been the same since he played for England and now he´s off after signing a new bloody contract last year. johnlennonar
  • Score: 6

8:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

2getheras1 wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced.

Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker.

Get back on the bus!
You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players.

Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST

Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks.

No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.
[quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced. Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker. Get back on the bus![/p][/quote]You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players. Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks. No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton. search for truth
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintsSteve says...

Sheffieldsaint wrote:
Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it.
Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money.
And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years.
Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?
where abouts in sheffield r u
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldsaint[/bold] wrote: Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it. Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money. And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years. Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?[/p][/quote]where abouts in sheffield r u SaintsSteve
  • Score: 1

8:52pm Fri 27 Jun 14

DisplacedFan says...

LFCalways wrote:
Told you.... LOL
Bite me, oh you already have one who does!
[quote][p][bold]LFCalways[/bold] wrote: Told you.... LOL[/p][/quote]Bite me, oh you already have one who does! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

8:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

WTFisgoingon says...

SaintsSteve wrote:
Sheffieldsaint wrote:
Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it.
Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money.
And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years.
Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?
where abouts in sheffield r u
Tell them you'll reject it under the distance selling regulations. Seriously, if everyone did it, they'd change their behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldsaint[/bold] wrote: Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it. Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money. And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years. Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?[/p][/quote]where abouts in sheffield r u[/p][/quote]Tell them you'll reject it under the distance selling regulations. Seriously, if everyone did it, they'd change their behaviour. WTFisgoingon
  • Score: 0

8:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

u bunch of mugs says...

Another Pr'ck.
Hope he amounts to f@ck all. You can run Adam but you cannot hide from the Southampton Crew. We will meet again...
Another Pr'ck. Hope he amounts to f@ck all. You can run Adam but you cannot hide from the Southampton Crew. We will meet again... u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

Latest from Liverpool Echo

Liverpool set to swoop for £25m Markovic after sealing Lallana deal
• Jun 27, 2014 20:11

20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana



Liverpool FC will launch a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic after wrapping up a deal for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
England international Lallana arrived at Melwood to undergo a medical and sort out personal terms on Friday after the clubs agreed a fee of £23million plus add-ons.
The 26-year-old is set to pen a four-year contract and the formalities should be completed over the weekend with an official announcement due on Monday.
Lallana will become Liverpool’s third summer signing following the £4million deal for fellow Saints star Rickie Lambert and the £10million purchase of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.
Brendan Rodgers is eyeing more attacking reinforcements with the manager now set to turn his attentions to highly-rated Serbian youngster Markovic.
The 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana if an agreement couldn’t be reached with Southampton.
However, despite landing Lallana, the Reds are set to press on and open talks with Benfica.
Liverpool haven’t been put off by the £25million price tag and are confident of making another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign.

Markovic, who is understood to be keen on making the switch to Anfield, joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped them clinch the Portuguese title.
The pursuit of Markovic means that the Reds are unlikely to follow up their interest in Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who caught the eye with a hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras at the World Cup earlier this week.
Liverpool also look set to beat off competition from Tottenham for Lille’s teenage Belgium international striker Divock Origi.
However, if the Reds do secure the 19-year-old’s services they will loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season.
Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Albert Moreno remain the club’s top defensive targets but neither of those deals are close to completion.
Talks over Moreno have stalled with the La Liga outfit refusing to budge on their £20million valuation.
Lallana had been earmarked by Rodgers as one of his key summer signings and Liverpool finally secured a breakthrough in their negotiations with Southampton after having two bids rejected prior to the World Cup finals.
Latest from Liverpool Echo Liverpool set to swoop for £25m Markovic after sealing Lallana deal • Jun 27, 2014 20:11 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana Liverpool FC will launch a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic after wrapping up a deal for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. England international Lallana arrived at Melwood to undergo a medical and sort out personal terms on Friday after the clubs agreed a fee of £23million plus add-ons. The 26-year-old is set to pen a four-year contract and the formalities should be completed over the weekend with an official announcement due on Monday. Lallana will become Liverpool’s third summer signing following the £4million deal for fellow Saints star Rickie Lambert and the £10million purchase of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Brendan Rodgers is eyeing more attacking reinforcements with the manager now set to turn his attentions to highly-rated Serbian youngster Markovic. The 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana if an agreement couldn’t be reached with Southampton. However, despite landing Lallana, the Reds are set to press on and open talks with Benfica. Liverpool haven’t been put off by the £25million price tag and are confident of making another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign. Markovic, who is understood to be keen on making the switch to Anfield, joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped them clinch the Portuguese title. The pursuit of Markovic means that the Reds are unlikely to follow up their interest in Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who caught the eye with a hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras at the World Cup earlier this week. Liverpool also look set to beat off competition from Tottenham for Lille’s teenage Belgium international striker Divock Origi. However, if the Reds do secure the 19-year-old’s services they will loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season. Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Albert Moreno remain the club’s top defensive targets but neither of those deals are close to completion. Talks over Moreno have stalled with the La Liga outfit refusing to budge on their £20million valuation. Lallana had been earmarked by Rodgers as one of his key summer signings and Liverpool finally secured a breakthrough in their negotiations with Southampton after having two bids rejected prior to the World Cup finals. search for truth
  • Score: -2

9:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

search for truth wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced.

Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker.

Get back on the bus!
You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players.

Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST

Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks.

No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.
Reading a month old copy of a socialist rag, web trolling, calling yourself search for truth and no doubt maintaining that you are always the victim and it's never your fault.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced. Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker. Get back on the bus![/p][/quote]You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players. Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks. No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.[/p][/quote]Reading a month old copy of a socialist rag, web trolling, calling yourself search for truth and no doubt maintaining that you are always the victim and it's never your fault. 2getheras1
  • Score: 1

9:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

search for truth wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced.

Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker.

Get back on the bus!
You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players.

Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST

Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks.

No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.
Reading a month old copy of a socialist rag, web trolling, calling yourself search for truth and no doubt maintaining that you are always the victim and it's never your fault.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced. Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker. Get back on the bus![/p][/quote]You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players. Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks. No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.[/p][/quote]Reading a month old copy of a socialist rag, web trolling, calling yourself search for truth and no doubt maintaining that you are always the victim and it's never your fault. 2getheras1
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

loosehead says...

I've read teletext & Liverpool were signing another young international midfielder so exactly what team will Lallana play in the B side?
Hasn't it crossed either L:allana or Shaws minds that no one was interested in them the season before but now a B league has been announced they're wanted? Why? B side footie for them then.
I've read teletext & Liverpool were signing another young international midfielder so exactly what team will Lallana play in the B side? Hasn't it crossed either L:allana or Shaws minds that no one was interested in them the season before but now a B league has been announced they're wanted? Why? B side footie for them then. loosehead
  • Score: 1

9:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintray wrote:
WHAT NOTHING TO COMMENT ON THEN OSPREYSAINT!
Struggling to keep my cool at the moment, there are times when it is best to keep calm and button ones lip, let the trolls have their text fest, I will have my say when I chose, not when someone tells me to.
[quote][p][bold]saintray[/bold] wrote: WHAT NOTHING TO COMMENT ON THEN OSPREYSAINT![/p][/quote]Struggling to keep my cool at the moment, there are times when it is best to keep calm and button ones lip, let the trolls have their text fest, I will have my say when I chose, not when someone tells me to. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

9:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

u bunch of mugs says...

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Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket.
Get the Tw@t out now.
Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket. Get the Tw@t out now. u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SaintsSteve says...

Sheffieldsaint wrote:
Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it.
Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money.
And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years.
Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?
where abouts ln sheff ru i live in sheffield 2
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldsaint[/bold] wrote: Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it. Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money. And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years. Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?[/p][/quote]where abouts ln sheff ru i live in sheffield 2 SaintsSteve
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out
Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket.
Get the Tw@t out now.
Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation.

PS. Which mugs?
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket. Get the Tw@t out now.[/p][/quote]Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation. PS. Which mugs? 2getheras1
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Dave Brown says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
I said back in May that Les Reed was being economical with the truth, I of course got vilified for suggesting such a thing.

It gives me no satisfaction ( ok a little.....well actually a huge amount ...) that I was correct.

This board has no vision, no ambition, no honesty.

Get Rid.
I hear the board are going to invest in a mushroom farm as they are good at keeping the supporters in the dark and feeding us all bull sh-t.
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I said back in May that Les Reed was being economical with the truth, I of course got vilified for suggesting such a thing. It gives me no satisfaction ( ok a little.....well actually a huge amount ...) that I was correct. This board has no vision, no ambition, no honesty. Get Rid.[/p][/quote]I hear the board are going to invest in a mushroom farm as they are good at keeping the supporters in the dark and feeding us all bull sh-t. Dave Brown
  • Score: 5

9:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

u bunch of mugs says...

2getheras1 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out
Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket.
Get the Tw@t out now.
Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation.

PS. Which mugs?
Are you for real or just born dumb.
[quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket. Get the Tw@t out now.[/p][/quote]Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation. PS. Which mugs?[/p][/quote]Are you for real or just born dumb. u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

search for truth wrote:
Latest from Liverpool Echo

Liverpool set to swoop for £25m Markovic after sealing Lallana deal
• Jun 27, 2014 20:11

20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana



Liverpool FC will launch a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic after wrapping up a deal for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
England international Lallana arrived at Melwood to undergo a medical and sort out personal terms on Friday after the clubs agreed a fee of £23million plus add-ons.
The 26-year-old is set to pen a four-year contract and the formalities should be completed over the weekend with an official announcement due on Monday.
Lallana will become Liverpool’s third summer signing following the £4million deal for fellow Saints star Rickie Lambert and the £10million purchase of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.
Brendan Rodgers is eyeing more attacking reinforcements with the manager now set to turn his attentions to highly-rated Serbian youngster Markovic.
The 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana if an agreement couldn’t be reached with Southampton.
However, despite landing Lallana, the Reds are set to press on and open talks with Benfica.
Liverpool haven’t been put off by the £25million price tag and are confident of making another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign.

Markovic, who is understood to be keen on making the switch to Anfield, joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped them clinch the Portuguese title.
The pursuit of Markovic means that the Reds are unlikely to follow up their interest in Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who caught the eye with a hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras at the World Cup earlier this week.
Liverpool also look set to beat off competition from Tottenham for Lille’s teenage Belgium international striker Divock Origi.
However, if the Reds do secure the 19-year-old’s services they will loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season.
Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Albert Moreno remain the club’s top defensive targets but neither of those deals are close to completion.
Talks over Moreno have stalled with the La Liga outfit refusing to budge on their £20million valuation.
Lallana had been earmarked by Rodgers as one of his key summer signings and Liverpool finally secured a breakthrough in their negotiations with Southampton after having two bids rejected prior to the World Cup finals.
Suarez was the victim this World Cup, not his fault.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: Latest from Liverpool Echo Liverpool set to swoop for £25m Markovic after sealing Lallana deal • Jun 27, 2014 20:11 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana Liverpool FC will launch a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic after wrapping up a deal for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. England international Lallana arrived at Melwood to undergo a medical and sort out personal terms on Friday after the clubs agreed a fee of £23million plus add-ons. The 26-year-old is set to pen a four-year contract and the formalities should be completed over the weekend with an official announcement due on Monday. Lallana will become Liverpool’s third summer signing following the £4million deal for fellow Saints star Rickie Lambert and the £10million purchase of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Brendan Rodgers is eyeing more attacking reinforcements with the manager now set to turn his attentions to highly-rated Serbian youngster Markovic. The 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana if an agreement couldn’t be reached with Southampton. However, despite landing Lallana, the Reds are set to press on and open talks with Benfica. Liverpool haven’t been put off by the £25million price tag and are confident of making another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign. Markovic, who is understood to be keen on making the switch to Anfield, joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped them clinch the Portuguese title. The pursuit of Markovic means that the Reds are unlikely to follow up their interest in Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who caught the eye with a hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras at the World Cup earlier this week. Liverpool also look set to beat off competition from Tottenham for Lille’s teenage Belgium international striker Divock Origi. However, if the Reds do secure the 19-year-old’s services they will loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season. Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Albert Moreno remain the club’s top defensive targets but neither of those deals are close to completion. Talks over Moreno have stalled with the La Liga outfit refusing to budge on their £20million valuation. Lallana had been earmarked by Rodgers as one of his key summer signings and Liverpool finally secured a breakthrough in their negotiations with Southampton after having two bids rejected prior to the World Cup finals.[/p][/quote]Suarez was the victim this World Cup, not his fault. 2getheras1
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

SaintsSteve wrote:
Sheffieldsaint wrote:
Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it.
Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money.
And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years.
Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?
where abouts ln sheff ru i live in sheffield 2
I was in Sheffield the other day,great city,great pubs,loved the trams,would go again.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldsaint[/bold] wrote: Someone needs to let Saints know about all these transfers as I have checked on the official site and there's not a mention of any of it. Nice of the club to keep everyone informed as their still collecting season ticket money. And I have been told they won't send me my (already paid for ) season ticket as I have not confirmed my age to them. This is despite me having a season ticket for the last 30 years and a concession for the last 3 years. Is this how the club now treat their loyal fans?[/p][/quote]where abouts ln sheff ru i live in sheffield 2[/p][/quote]I was in Sheffield the other day,great city,great pubs,loved the trams,would go again. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

9:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out
Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket.
Get the Tw@t out now.
Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation.

PS. Which mugs?
Are you for real or just born dumb.
I'm obviously unreal. But please explain, how does he transfer the money to himself when billion-heiress KL has very capable financial auditors in place?

Me thinks you are a little over excited about the transfers.
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket. Get the Tw@t out now.[/p][/quote]Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation. PS. Which mugs?[/p][/quote]Are you for real or just born dumb.[/p][/quote]I'm obviously unreal. But please explain, how does he transfer the money to himself when billion-heiress KL has very capable financial auditors in place? Me thinks you are a little over excited about the transfers. 2getheras1
  • Score: -1

9:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

batesieboy says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Relegation odds now come in from 9/1 to 7/1. "Most popular bet" on oddschecker.
Bookies love taking money off mugs like you!
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Relegation odds now come in from 9/1 to 7/1. "Most popular bet" on oddschecker.[/p][/quote]Bookies love taking money off mugs like you! batesieboy
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

time to get real people....Lallana wouldn't have played at his best if he had to stay at Saints, so that would have had a detrimental effect on the team spirit. We can now get some decent Dutch players in the team. We may be better for it in the long run.. if Lovren wants to go, then let him.....We will make a healthy profit from the sale. Contracts are not worth anything anymore. Adam could have gone years ago, but didn't...let him go now, with our best wishes and profound thanks.
Lallana,Lambert, Shaw, and anyone else...we Saints fans thank you and wish you all well.
time to get real people....Lallana wouldn't have played at his best if he had to stay at Saints, so that would have had a detrimental effect on the team spirit. We can now get some decent Dutch players in the team. We may be better for it in the long run.. if Lovren wants to go, then let him.....We will make a healthy profit from the sale. Contracts are not worth anything anymore. Adam could have gone years ago, but didn't...let him go now, with our best wishes and profound thanks. Lallana,Lambert, Shaw, and anyone else...we Saints fans thank you and wish you all well. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: -3

10:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

2getheras1 wrote:
search for truth wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced.

Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker.

Get back on the bus!
You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players.

Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST

Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks.

No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.
Reading a month old copy of a socialist rag, web trolling, calling yourself search for truth and no doubt maintaining that you are always the victim and it's never your fault.
What's rattled your cage ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]Disagree about the manager and as for the board; building a stronger squad is fine. Generating money is ok too. What's the point in a world class training facility if you can't make space in the squad for the emerging talent that we will and always have produced. Out with the old, in with the youth... and a world class striker. Get back on the bus![/p][/quote]You may have a first class academy but didn't your board recently sack the academy coaches. So how are you going to continue to have this endless supply of talented young players. Quote from Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.52 BST Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment at Southampton’s decision to sack Jason Dodd and Paul Williams, the under-18 coaches who helped him on his rise through the ranks. No wonder Shaw wanted to leave Southampton.[/p][/quote]Reading a month old copy of a socialist rag, web trolling, calling yourself search for truth and no doubt maintaining that you are always the victim and it's never your fault.[/p][/quote]What's rattled your cage ! ! ! search for truth
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Norwegian Saint says...

The video of Lallana at Liverhamptons training ground on Sky Sports also showed Jack Cork!
Can we have some good news please Saints?
The video of Lallana at Liverhamptons training ground on Sky Sports also showed Jack Cork! Can we have some good news please Saints? Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 4

10:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

search for truth says...

2getheras1 wrote:
search for truth wrote:
Latest from Liverpool Echo

Liverpool set to swoop for £25m Markovic after sealing Lallana deal
• Jun 27, 2014 20:11

20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana



Liverpool FC will launch a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic after wrapping up a deal for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
England international Lallana arrived at Melwood to undergo a medical and sort out personal terms on Friday after the clubs agreed a fee of £23million plus add-ons.
The 26-year-old is set to pen a four-year contract and the formalities should be completed over the weekend with an official announcement due on Monday.
Lallana will become Liverpool’s third summer signing following the £4million deal for fellow Saints star Rickie Lambert and the £10million purchase of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.
Brendan Rodgers is eyeing more attacking reinforcements with the manager now set to turn his attentions to highly-rated Serbian youngster Markovic.
The 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana if an agreement couldn’t be reached with Southampton.
However, despite landing Lallana, the Reds are set to press on and open talks with Benfica.
Liverpool haven’t been put off by the £25million price tag and are confident of making another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign.

Markovic, who is understood to be keen on making the switch to Anfield, joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped them clinch the Portuguese title.
The pursuit of Markovic means that the Reds are unlikely to follow up their interest in Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who caught the eye with a hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras at the World Cup earlier this week.
Liverpool also look set to beat off competition from Tottenham for Lille’s teenage Belgium international striker Divock Origi.
However, if the Reds do secure the 19-year-old’s services they will loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season.
Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Albert Moreno remain the club’s top defensive targets but neither of those deals are close to completion.
Talks over Moreno have stalled with the La Liga outfit refusing to budge on their £20million valuation.
Lallana had been earmarked by Rodgers as one of his key summer signings and Liverpool finally secured a breakthrough in their negotiations with Southampton after having two bids rejected prior to the World Cup finals.
Suarez was the victim this World Cup, not his fault.
If I was in charge at Anfield, I would drop Suarez like a ton of bricks.
[quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: Latest from Liverpool Echo Liverpool set to swoop for £25m Markovic after sealing Lallana deal • Jun 27, 2014 20:11 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana Liverpool FC will launch a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic after wrapping up a deal for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. England international Lallana arrived at Melwood to undergo a medical and sort out personal terms on Friday after the clubs agreed a fee of £23million plus add-ons. The 26-year-old is set to pen a four-year contract and the formalities should be completed over the weekend with an official announcement due on Monday. Lallana will become Liverpool’s third summer signing following the £4million deal for fellow Saints star Rickie Lambert and the £10million purchase of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Brendan Rodgers is eyeing more attacking reinforcements with the manager now set to turn his attentions to highly-rated Serbian youngster Markovic. The 20-year-old was heavily scouted by Liverpool last season and had been lined up initially as a possible alternative to Lallana if an agreement couldn’t be reached with Southampton. However, despite landing Lallana, the Reds are set to press on and open talks with Benfica. Liverpool haven’t been put off by the £25million price tag and are confident of making another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign. Markovic, who is understood to be keen on making the switch to Anfield, joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped them clinch the Portuguese title. The pursuit of Markovic means that the Reds are unlikely to follow up their interest in Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who caught the eye with a hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras at the World Cup earlier this week. Liverpool also look set to beat off competition from Tottenham for Lille’s teenage Belgium international striker Divock Origi. However, if the Reds do secure the 19-year-old’s services they will loan him back to Lille for the 2014/15 season. Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Albert Moreno remain the club’s top defensive targets but neither of those deals are close to completion. Talks over Moreno have stalled with the La Liga outfit refusing to budge on their £20million valuation. Lallana had been earmarked by Rodgers as one of his key summer signings and Liverpool finally secured a breakthrough in their negotiations with Southampton after having two bids rejected prior to the World Cup finals.[/p][/quote]Suarez was the victim this World Cup, not his fault.[/p][/quote]If I was in charge at Anfield, I would drop Suarez like a ton of bricks. search for truth
  • Score: 4

10:20pm Fri 27 Jun 14

u bunch of mugs says...

2getheras1 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out
Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket.
Get the Tw@t out now.
Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation.

PS. Which mugs?
Are you for real or just born dumb.
I'm obviously unreal. But please explain, how does he transfer the money to himself when billion-heiress KL has very capable financial auditors in place?

Me thinks you are a little over excited about the transfers.
Me thinks you are a saints fan that turns up when in the prem.
Les reed is a crook.
[quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket. Get the Tw@t out now.[/p][/quote]Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation. PS. Which mugs?[/p][/quote]Are you for real or just born dumb.[/p][/quote]I'm obviously unreal. But please explain, how does he transfer the money to himself when billion-heiress KL has very capable financial auditors in place? Me thinks you are a little over excited about the transfers.[/p][/quote]Me thinks you are a saints fan that turns up when in the prem. Les reed is a crook. u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 1

10:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SnapperSaint says...

Now that most of the players involved in the World Cup have left the club, perhaps we can arrange a decent pre-season rather than playing all the local lower League teams...well that's the reason Les Reed gave for having a local, low key pre-season...and how is that going to impress all the new players that come in, eh?!?!
Now that most of the players involved in the World Cup have left the club, perhaps we can arrange a decent pre-season rather than playing all the local lower League teams...well that's the reason Les Reed gave for having a local, low key pre-season...and how is that going to impress all the new players that come in, eh?!?! SnapperSaint
  • Score: 1

10:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

2getheras1 says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
2getheras1 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out
Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket.
Get the Tw@t out now.
Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation.

PS. Which mugs?
Are you for real or just born dumb.
I'm obviously unreal. But please explain, how does he transfer the money to himself when billion-heiress KL has very capable financial auditors in place?

Me thinks you are a little over excited about the transfers.
Me thinks you are a saints fan that turns up when in the prem.
Les reed is a crook.
OK, if it makes you happy?
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2getheras1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Reed Out Miss K he has been bullshitting you whilst lining his own pocket. Get the Tw@t out now.[/p][/quote]Really, what information do you have about him lining his pockets? You appear to know something the rest of us don't. I hope this isn't lazy speculation. PS. Which mugs?[/p][/quote]Are you for real or just born dumb.[/p][/quote]I'm obviously unreal. But please explain, how does he transfer the money to himself when billion-heiress KL has very capable financial auditors in place? Me thinks you are a little over excited about the transfers.[/p][/quote]Me thinks you are a saints fan that turns up when in the prem. Les reed is a crook.[/p][/quote]OK, if it makes you happy? 2getheras1
  • Score: 0

11:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

Rank Xerox wrote:
Good business. His best season is behind him.
I agree with that. I remember watching him last year and thinking, several times, that we should make the most of this because he's a player at his absolute peak. He'll never be as good again.
[quote][p][bold]Rank Xerox[/bold] wrote: Good business. His best season is behind him.[/p][/quote]I agree with that. I remember watching him last year and thinking, several times, that we should make the most of this because he's a player at his absolute peak. He'll never be as good again. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 3

11:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saintmac says...

I wll never again believe anything this Board or KL says. The Club will be sold within 2 years.
I wll never again believe anything this Board or KL says. The Club will be sold within 2 years. saintmac
  • Score: -5

11:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
Now that most of the players involved in the World Cup have left the club, perhaps we can arrange a decent pre-season rather than playing all the local lower League teams...well that's the reason Les Reed gave for having a local, low key pre-season...and how is that going to impress all the new players that come in, eh?!?!
Check the fixtures, dude.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: Now that most of the players involved in the World Cup have left the club, perhaps we can arrange a decent pre-season rather than playing all the local lower League teams...well that's the reason Les Reed gave for having a local, low key pre-season...and how is that going to impress all the new players that come in, eh?!?![/p][/quote]Check the fixtures, dude. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 1

11:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.
[quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 6

11:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

echo1948 says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.
Can you people on here not see the way we are going? Next season the "kids" will play, we will be relegated, and within 2 years the club will be sold.It,s the master plan..............si
mples.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.[/p][/quote]Can you people on here not see the way we are going? Next season the "kids" will play, we will be relegated, and within 2 years the club will be sold.It,s the master plan..............si mples. echo1948
  • Score: -1

12:06am Sat 28 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

echo1948 wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote:
WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.
Can you people on here not see the way we are going? Next season the "kids" will play, we will be relegated, and within 2 years the club will be sold.It,s the master plan..............si

mples.
That makes no sense on any level whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.[/p][/quote]Can you people on here not see the way we are going? Next season the "kids" will play, we will be relegated, and within 2 years the club will be sold.It,s the master plan..............si mples.[/p][/quote]That makes no sense on any level whatsoever. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 5

12:10am Sat 28 Jun 14

fritzer says...

It has now become very clear why there was a panic for the early renewal of season tickets this year,, because we will be watching a some what different team, I wonder how many did'nt renew? ,we will need all the luck that we can get for this coming season.
I hope that Steven Davis is made Skipper, that's of course he's not joining the great "gravy train"...
One of our major problems now is that selling clubs know that we have the cash so any prospective player will cost a lot more than the realistic value.
The only club that is really laughing out of all of this is Bournemouth.
It has now become very clear why there was a panic for the early renewal of season tickets this year,, because we will be watching a some what different team, I wonder how many did'nt renew? ,we will need all the luck that we can get for this coming season. I hope that Steven Davis is made Skipper, that's of course he's not joining the great "gravy train"... One of our major problems now is that selling clubs know that we have the cash so any prospective player will cost a lot more than the realistic value. The only club that is really laughing out of all of this is Bournemouth. fritzer
  • Score: 1

12:46am Sat 28 Jun 14

forest-dweller says...

TGodSFC wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER
England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying!
I imagine Spiderman and Lovren will be off. Gaston and Osvaldo too. Maybe one of Chambers or Clyne. I presume Koeman knows what the score is.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: I want a statement from the club to explain their reasons, this is far too cheap. NOT A HAPPY SUPPORTER[/p][/quote]England touched down 2 days ago and we have already 2 two players, how many more is what’s worrying![/p][/quote]I imagine Spiderman and Lovren will be off. Gaston and Osvaldo too. Maybe one of Chambers or Clyne. I presume Koeman knows what the score is. forest-dweller
  • Score: -1

12:52am Sat 28 Jun 14

poshdave says...

.........I'm very positive, can't wait for the season to start.........Lamber
t going 'Roy of the Rovers stuff......Shaw' good pay day for little investment......and Lallana, used to love him, but he was starting to turn into a bit of a gobby show pony near the end of the season and I won't miss the squeaky voice!....Koeman on paper is the most successful manager ever appointed, with money invested from transfers....what's to be gloomy about?..........
.........I'm very positive, can't wait for the season to start.........Lamber t going 'Roy of the Rovers stuff......Shaw' good pay day for little investment......and Lallana, used to love him, but he was starting to turn into a bit of a gobby show pony near the end of the season and I won't miss the squeaky voice!....Koeman on paper is the most successful manager ever appointed, with money invested from transfers....what's to be gloomy about?.......... poshdave
  • Score: 4

1:51am Sat 28 Jun 14

deepheat says...

Southampton hope to finalise the £8million transfer of Graziano Pelle from Feyenoord on Monday.

Sportsmail revealed Ronald Koeman’s interest and Saints will invest in the Italian who notched 26 goals last season.

Leicester have shown interest in Pelle but he wants to link up with former boss Koeman.

Pelle is 6ft 4ins yet mobile and would relish the chance to move to England. He is chasing wages of around £3million a year but may be willing to take a cut to get the right move.


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Southampton hope to finalise the £8million transfer of Graziano Pelle from Feyenoord on Monday. Sportsmail revealed Ronald Koeman’s interest and Saints will invest in the Italian who notched 26 goals last season. Leicester have shown interest in Pelle but he wants to link up with former boss Koeman. Pelle is 6ft 4ins yet mobile and would relish the chance to move to England. He is chasing wages of around £3million a year but may be willing to take a cut to get the right move. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2672768/So uthampton-set-start- transfer-spree-secur ing-8million-Feyenoo rd-striker-Graziano- Pelle-Monday.html deepheat
  • Score: 3

3:03am Sat 28 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

saintmac wrote:
I wll never again believe anything this Board or KL says. The Club will be sold within 2 years.
Well, according to Seed, they said the club would be sold in two years, so quite how will you resolve the contradiction?
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: I wll never again believe anything this Board or KL says. The Club will be sold within 2 years.[/p][/quote]Well, according to Seed, they said the club would be sold in two years, so quite how will you resolve the contradiction? Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

3:05am Sat 28 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
Now that most of the players involved in the World Cup have left the club, perhaps we can arrange a decent pre-season rather than playing all the local lower League teams...well that's the reason Les Reed gave for having a local, low key pre-season...and how is that going to impress all the new players that come in, eh?!?!
Three out of seven is not most.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: Now that most of the players involved in the World Cup have left the club, perhaps we can arrange a decent pre-season rather than playing all the local lower League teams...well that's the reason Les Reed gave for having a local, low key pre-season...and how is that going to impress all the new players that come in, eh?!?![/p][/quote]Three out of seven is not most. Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

5:42am Sat 28 Jun 14

loosehead says...

search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me.


From todays “ Liverpool Echo “

England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million.
It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! !
Lallana & Shaw both wrote about Southampton & made statements after signing new contracts.
They have now shown what liars they are & they're only interested in money so boast as much as you like but watch out it might come back to bite you on the b+m when another club offers Lallana higher wages that is if he's as good as he thinks he is.
personally a serious injury or they both flop would be a good outcome for these two shysters.
try reading what they said then see exactly what type of low life both these players are.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me. From todays “ Liverpool Echo “ England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million. It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign. He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can. The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! ![/p][/quote]Lallana & Shaw both wrote about Southampton & made statements after signing new contracts. They have now shown what liars they are & they're only interested in money so boast as much as you like but watch out it might come back to bite you on the b+m when another club offers Lallana higher wages that is if he's as good as he thinks he is. personally a serious injury or they both flop would be a good outcome for these two shysters. try reading what they said then see exactly what type of low life both these players are. loosehead
  • Score: 4

6:23am Sat 28 Jun 14

search for truth says...

loosehead wrote:
search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me.


From todays “ Liverpool Echo “

England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million.
It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! !
Lallana & Shaw both wrote about Southampton & made statements after signing new contracts.
They have now shown what liars they are & they're only interested in money so boast as much as you like but watch out it might come back to bite you on the b+m when another club offers Lallana higher wages that is if he's as good as he thinks he is.
personally a serious injury or they both flop would be a good outcome for these two shysters.
try reading what they said then see exactly what type of low life both these players are.
Loosehead, I was not trying to take advantage of Saint's predicament, I was merely expressing an independent opinion as seen from a non Saint's supporters angle.

Unfortunately professional footballers these day's are grossly overpaid and most lack any long term commitment to the team they play for.

I still think that Saint's board, having harvested a vast sum for it's players during this transfer window, will spend only a small amount in replacements and could sell the club on ( it's common knowledge that she has wanted out since she inherited the club from her father ).
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me. From todays “ Liverpool Echo “ England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million. It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign. He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can. The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! ![/p][/quote]Lallana & Shaw both wrote about Southampton & made statements after signing new contracts. They have now shown what liars they are & they're only interested in money so boast as much as you like but watch out it might come back to bite you on the b+m when another club offers Lallana higher wages that is if he's as good as he thinks he is. personally a serious injury or they both flop would be a good outcome for these two shysters. try reading what they said then see exactly what type of low life both these players are.[/p][/quote]Loosehead, I was not trying to take advantage of Saint's predicament, I was merely expressing an independent opinion as seen from a non Saint's supporters angle. Unfortunately professional footballers these day's are grossly overpaid and most lack any long term commitment to the team they play for. I still think that Saint's board, having harvested a vast sum for it's players during this transfer window, will spend only a small amount in replacements and could sell the club on ( it's common knowledge that she has wanted out since she inherited the club from her father ). search for truth
  • Score: 0

9:15am Sat 28 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Who cares if she just wants to sell up and go.

We may get a buyer with a bit of enthusiasm for the club who doesn't want to rip the guts out of it and a new era will dawn.

Just as a manager or a player is replaceable so is an owner or a shareholder so why do you keep harping on about this. Bigger clubs than this one have been put up for sale.

I believe Aston Villa are struggling to find someone at 200m and they really do have the sort of following which for the right management team could propel them into the top spaces.

Nobody cares if she wants to set up home in St Mary's or sell it - it matters not a jot.

What matters is what happens after a major event, the suffering of the event is the learning curve - what follows Gents not before or during but what follows.

Next season is still and always will be the best ever.
Who cares if she just wants to sell up and go. We may get a buyer with a bit of enthusiasm for the club who doesn't want to rip the guts out of it and a new era will dawn. Just as a manager or a player is replaceable so is an owner or a shareholder so why do you keep harping on about this. Bigger clubs than this one have been put up for sale. I believe Aston Villa are struggling to find someone at 200m and they really do have the sort of following which for the right management team could propel them into the top spaces. Nobody cares if she wants to set up home in St Mary's or sell it - it matters not a jot. What matters is what happens after a major event, the suffering of the event is the learning curve - what follows Gents not before or during but what follows. Next season is still and always will be the best ever. jls217
  • Score: 0

10:37am Sat 28 Jun 14

Saint Jinx says...

This so-called Liverpool fan at the local baker, it's all we this and we that, and we are bigger than you. I asked him how many times he had actually seen Liverpool play - TWICE.

Well, there you go!
This so-called Liverpool fan at the local baker, it's all we this and we that, and we are bigger than you. I asked him how many times he had actually seen Liverpool play - TWICE. Well, there you go! Saint Jinx
  • Score: 0

1:20pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Beer Monster says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Bet the Cherries (silly name) are wank1ng all over the beach. 25% ffs! Bad sale Les, but expected.
Thank you Seed, I've got a thoroughly bizarre image in my head now - I'm taking my missus to Bournemouth beach at some point soon, this should give us a few chuckles
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Bet the Cherries (silly name) are wank1ng all over the beach. 25% ffs! Bad sale Les, but expected.[/p][/quote]Thank you Seed, I've got a thoroughly bizarre image in my head now - I'm taking my missus to Bournemouth beach at some point soon, this should give us a few chuckles Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Tootingsaint says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Tootingsaint wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.
****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.
...and who is systematically cashing in and dismantling our squad. There is a desperate lack of "football people" at the club - Krueger hasn't got a clue and should learn his trade in the lower leagues, not at a premiership club that needs to deliver results and success immediately. I hope Koeman brings some quality in because we looked desperate last season when Lambo and Lala weren't playing. No wonder other clubs are hovering around our squad when they smell the blood of a weak board that hasn't delivered anything, ever, in football terms, other than to lose a top quality chairman, manager, captain, goal scorer. No idea when this will end.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tootingsaint[/bold] wrote: WEAK board. WEAK manager. WEAK club. Net several of our top players down with no imminent signings and a WEAK board with no track record of delivering strong signings. Horrific.[/p][/quote]****. If it wasn't for the Leibherrs we'd either be in league 1 or would no longer exist. Show some respect for the woman who has been bankrolling all our recent success.[/p][/quote]...and who is systematically cashing in and dismantling our squad. There is a desperate lack of "football people" at the club - Krueger hasn't got a clue and should learn his trade in the lower leagues, not at a premiership club that needs to deliver results and success immediately. I hope Koeman brings some quality in because we looked desperate last season when Lambo and Lala weren't playing. No wonder other clubs are hovering around our squad when they smell the blood of a weak board that hasn't delivered anything, ever, in football terms, other than to lose a top quality chairman, manager, captain, goal scorer. No idea when this will end. Tootingsaint
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Saint Jinx says...

This is a ridiculous price considering the sell-on clause. A possible future England captain going so cheaply.

Anyway, I wonder if Roy saw something in Lallana he didn't like - just as Clattenburg did. The plane from Brazil has hardly touched down and Lallana is off! Perhaps everything has gone to his head.
This is a ridiculous price considering the sell-on clause. A possible future England captain going so cheaply. Anyway, I wonder if Roy saw something in Lallana he didn't like - just as Clattenburg did. The plane from Brazil has hardly touched down and Lallana is off! Perhaps everything has gone to his head. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Sat 28 Jun 14

saints442 says...

Last year when he signed a new FIVE year contract Lallana said -

I'm absolutely delighted, to commit my future to the Club for the next five years is something I'm really happy about.
"I can't wait to work with the new management team and the lads to continue our progress in the Premier League. It was an easy decision for me with the direction the Club is going in.
"I've been at the Club since I was 12 and – being honest – I can only see my future lying with Southampton Football Club.
"If someone was to say that I'd end my career playing for Southampton in the Premier League then I'd snap your hand off for it.
"I am privileged and honoured to be given the opportunity to be here for the next five years. It's something I'm going to look to grab with both hands.
"I'm honoured to be playing for Southampton and captaining the Club at the present moment, and I just hope the next five years don't go as quickly as the previous five!
"I can't wait to get going and to continue playing for this club."

JOKE
Last year when he signed a new FIVE year contract Lallana said - I'm absolutely delighted, to commit my future to the Club for the next five years is something I'm really happy about. "I can't wait to work with the new management team and the lads to continue our progress in the Premier League. It was an easy decision for me with the direction the Club is going in. "I've been at the Club since I was 12 and – being honest – I can only see my future lying with Southampton Football Club. "If someone was to say that I'd end my career playing for Southampton in the Premier League then I'd snap your hand off for it. "I am privileged and honoured to be given the opportunity to be here for the next five years. It's something I'm going to look to grab with both hands. "I'm honoured to be playing for Southampton and captaining the Club at the present moment, and I just hope the next five years don't go as quickly as the previous five! "I can't wait to get going and to continue playing for this club." JOKE saints442
  • Score: -1

3:28pm Sat 28 Jun 14

loosehead says...

search for truth wrote:
loosehead wrote:
search for truth wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere…..

I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true.

This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.
I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me.


From todays “ Liverpool Echo “

England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million.
It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can.

The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! !
Lallana & Shaw both wrote about Southampton & made statements after signing new contracts.
They have now shown what liars they are & they're only interested in money so boast as much as you like but watch out it might come back to bite you on the b+m when another club offers Lallana higher wages that is if he's as good as he thinks he is.
personally a serious injury or they both flop would be a good outcome for these two shysters.
try reading what they said then see exactly what type of low life both these players are.
Loosehead, I was not trying to take advantage of Saint's predicament, I was merely expressing an independent opinion as seen from a non Saint's supporters angle.

Unfortunately professional footballers these day's are grossly overpaid and most lack any long term commitment to the team they play for.

I still think that Saint's board, having harvested a vast sum for it's players during this transfer window, will spend only a small amount in replacements and could sell the club on ( it's common knowledge that she has wanted out since she inherited the club from her father ).
When I was young I followed my friends & went to football I became a season holder & I saw the FA Cup final where we beat MAN.U I also saw the then league cup we lost plus the charity shield we lost to Liverpool.
Even though my real love was Rugby I admired players like Nick Holmes & Letissier the later having more skill than both Lallana & Shaw put together as these two found a club they loved for never ran away for the money & Matt never went to Tottenham when being blackmailed by Venebles the then England manager who said Tottenham or no England yet he stayed here on considerably less money than if he'd moved.
These two weren't even being looked at the year they came up yet the league announces a B league & we've suddenly got the hottest players going really?
As an outsider paying players £100,000+ a week is absolutely disgusting & maybe a 60%tax should be put in place for Footballers?
Surely the old way where you stayed loyal to one club but nearer the end you made a big money move is the acceptable way to go isn't it?
Johnny Wilkinson & all the England Rugby winning World cup squad couldn't earn as much as Rooney earns in one week in a year & they won unlike our waste of space football prima donnas
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me wtf is going on…last year looked as though we had not only a superb team but one that had such camaraderie no-one was going anywhere….. I think the NC episode is unfortunately what we all feared, ie the club had no further ambitions, Rk's idiotic statement about 'awkward' finances invited the vultures and it appears Jesus comment about them all being offered big money to stay on for two years while they (the board) sold the club (or product in RK vernacular) seems to be true. This is gut wrenching stuff, interesting is than Ronald Koeman's conract is for three years….I am horrified.[/p][/quote]I told you all before the World Cup , but you didn't believe me. From todays “ Liverpool Echo “ England midfielder heading to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The ECHO understands the England international is currently on his way to Melwood to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms. The fee is believed to be in the region of £25million. It's a case of third time lucky for the Reds who failed with two previous bids for Lallana prior to England's unsuccessful World Cup campaign. He would become Liverpool's third summer signing - joining Saints clubmate Rickie Lambert at Anfield along with Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can. The next signing by Liverpool will be Lovren, mark my words ! ! ![/p][/quote]Lallana & Shaw both wrote about Southampton & made statements after signing new contracts. They have now shown what liars they are & they're only interested in money so boast as much as you like but watch out it might come back to bite you on the b+m when another club offers Lallana higher wages that is if he's as good as he thinks he is. personally a serious injury or they both flop would be a good outcome for these two shysters. try reading what they said then see exactly what type of low life both these players are.[/p][/quote]Loosehead, I was not trying to take advantage of Saint's predicament, I was merely expressing an independent opinion as seen from a non Saint's supporters angle. Unfortunately professional footballers these day's are grossly overpaid and most lack any long term commitment to the team they play for. I still think that Saint's board, having harvested a vast sum for it's players during this transfer window, will spend only a small amount in replacements and could sell the club on ( it's common knowledge that she has wanted out since she inherited the club from her father ).[/p][/quote]When I was young I followed my friends & went to football I became a season holder & I saw the FA Cup final where we beat MAN.U I also saw the then league cup we lost plus the charity shield we lost to Liverpool. Even though my real love was Rugby I admired players like Nick Holmes & Letissier the later having more skill than both Lallana & Shaw put together as these two found a club they loved for never ran away for the money & Matt never went to Tottenham when being blackmailed by Venebles the then England manager who said Tottenham or no England yet he stayed here on considerably less money than if he'd moved. These two weren't even being looked at the year they came up yet the league announces a B league & we've suddenly got the hottest players going really? As an outsider paying players £100,000+ a week is absolutely disgusting & maybe a 60%tax should be put in place for Footballers? Surely the old way where you stayed loyal to one club but nearer the end you made a big money move is the acceptable way to go isn't it? Johnny Wilkinson & all the England Rugby winning World cup squad couldn't earn as much as Rooney earns in one week in a year & they won unlike our waste of space football prima donnas loosehead
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Sat 28 Jun 14

loosehead says...

saints442 wrote:
Last year when he signed a new FIVE year contract Lallana said -

I'm absolutely delighted, to commit my future to the Club for the next five years is something I'm really happy about.
"I can't wait to work with the new management team and the lads to continue our progress in the Premier League. It was an easy decision for me with the direction the Club is going in.
"I've been at the Club since I was 12 and – being honest – I can only see my future lying with Southampton Football Club.
"If someone was to say that I'd end my career playing for Southampton in the Premier League then I'd snap your hand off for it.
"I am privileged and honoured to be given the opportunity to be here for the next five years. It's something I'm going to look to grab with both hands.
"I'm honoured to be playing for Southampton and captaining the Club at the present moment, and I just hope the next five years don't go as quickly as the previous five!
"I can't wait to get going and to continue playing for this club."

JOKE
maybe he should be dragged in front of the Saints supporters to explain why he lied to them all?
[quote][p][bold]saints442[/bold] wrote: Last year when he signed a new FIVE year contract Lallana said - I'm absolutely delighted, to commit my future to the Club for the next five years is something I'm really happy about. "I can't wait to work with the new management team and the lads to continue our progress in the Premier League. It was an easy decision for me with the direction the Club is going in. "I've been at the Club since I was 12 and – being honest – I can only see my future lying with Southampton Football Club. "If someone was to say that I'd end my career playing for Southampton in the Premier League then I'd snap your hand off for it. "I am privileged and honoured to be given the opportunity to be here for the next five years. It's something I'm going to look to grab with both hands. "I'm honoured to be playing for Southampton and captaining the Club at the present moment, and I just hope the next five years don't go as quickly as the previous five! "I can't wait to get going and to continue playing for this club." JOKE[/p][/quote]maybe he should be dragged in front of the Saints supporters to explain why he lied to them all? loosehead
  • Score: -2
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