Southampton's under-16 coach Anthony Limbrick replaces Jason Dodd as the club's under-18 manager

Saints appoint Dodd replacement

Saints appoint Dodd replacement

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Saints have promoted Anthony Limbrick to the job of under-18s coach.

The 30-year-old, who had been the club's under-16 manager, fills the void left after the sacking of Jason Dodd.

Saints stalwart Dodd was dismissed, along with his assistant coach Paul Williams, in May.

The Daily Echo reported at the start of the month that the club were planning an internal appointment for the role.

Limbrick, who has been at Saints since 2010 and who has also coached the under-14s, will be assisted by former Swindon youth coach Paul Bodin "in the short-term".

Academy director Matt Hale said on the club's website: “I’m delighted to introduce Anthony as our new Under-18 coach.

“Anthony joined the club four years ago and has overseen the development of a number of players who he will now work with at under-18 level.

“He has a growing reputation within the game and will relish the opportunity to continue Southampton’s rich history of player development.”

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4:53pm Fri 25 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Why was Dodd fired in the first place?
Why was Dodd fired in the first place? BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 16

4:53pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Datarater says...

Excellent news. He's moving along the conveyor belt along with his kids.

Doddsie and Williams were great Saints but not really up to the job.

Onward and upward!!

COYR!!!!
Excellent news. He's moving along the conveyor belt along with his kids. Doddsie and Williams were great Saints but not really up to the job. Onward and upward!! COYR!!!! Datarater
  • Score: -4

4:54pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Datarater says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Why was Dodd fired in the first place?
His team came 6th in a league of 10. Not really the performance we need.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Why was Dodd fired in the first place?[/p][/quote]His team came 6th in a league of 10. Not really the performance we need. Datarater
  • Score: 6

5:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

midlandsaint says...

No idea who he is but congratulations and good luck Anthony. I hope you can do a good job for us.
No idea who he is but congratulations and good luck Anthony. I hope you can do a good job for us. midlandsaint
  • Score: 6

7:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Saintsayer II says...

Another cheap alternative ?
Another cheap alternative ? Saintsayer II
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7:55pm Fri 25 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
Another cheap alternative ?
Nope a common sense appointment - he will still be with a lot of the kids he coached in the earlier years - continuity usually makes good sense. Anything else scratching your knackers that we can put you right on or are you just determined to try to drag everyone down to your imbecilic peat bog of a world.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: Another cheap alternative ?[/p][/quote]Nope a common sense appointment - he will still be with a lot of the kids he coached in the earlier years - continuity usually makes good sense. Anything else scratching your knackers that we can put you right on or are you just determined to try to drag everyone down to your imbecilic peat bog of a world. jls217
  • Score: 20

9:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

loosehead says...

In the youth set up in Rugby a coach starts with youngsters as young as five & stays with them until they play seniors then that coach goes & starts again so this could be a great appointment for Saints.
In the youth set up in Rugby a coach starts with youngsters as young as five & stays with them until they play seniors then that coach goes & starts again so this could be a great appointment for Saints. loosehead
  • Score: 13

10:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

knuckle dragger says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
Another cheap alternative ?
Pull your head in! Anthony Limbrick is a top drawer youth coach.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: Another cheap alternative ?[/p][/quote]Pull your head in! Anthony Limbrick is a top drawer youth coach. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 10

11:49pm Fri 25 Jul 14

RedPastramy says...

Great production line of talent.? Can I ask the question for who ?

Anyone for a game of where are they now?
Great production line of talent.? Can I ask the question for who ? Anyone for a game of where are they now? RedPastramy
  • Score: 5

12:06am Sat 26 Jul 14

jls217 says...

RedPastramy wrote:
Great production line of talent.? Can I ask the question for who ?

Anyone for a game of where are they now?
Either for our own use or to sell to another club for enough money to keep the club viable, in the PL, and there for me and thousands of others to enjoy. Don't knock it mate it's allowed me to support the Saints since the late '50's.
Any other questions?
[quote][p][bold]RedPastramy[/bold] wrote: Great production line of talent.? Can I ask the question for who ? Anyone for a game of where are they now?[/p][/quote]Either for our own use or to sell to another club for enough money to keep the club viable, in the PL, and there for me and thousands of others to enjoy. Don't knock it mate it's allowed me to support the Saints since the late '50's. Any other questions? jls217
  • Score: 4

11:08am Sat 26 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
Another cheap alternative ?
Pull your head in! Anthony Limbrick is a top drawer youth coach.
and Ralf Kruger is a top drawer chairman. What we need to realise is that 80m TV money is not enough to pay .42m in wages. Season tickets only bring in around 9m . We (or sentiment ) are no longer important in any way.
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: Another cheap alternative ?[/p][/quote]Pull your head in! Anthony Limbrick is a top drawer youth coach.[/p][/quote]and Ralf Kruger is a top drawer chairman. What we need to realise is that 80m TV money is not enough to pay .42m in wages. Season tickets only bring in around 9m . We (or sentiment ) are no longer important in any way. Jesus_02
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9:43am Sun 27 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

Like everything else that's going on at the club, we have a choice: either accept that it's all part of the wonderful rollercoaster ride of being a Saints suppprter, or bring on ulcers and premature coronaries in the mistaken and arrogant belief that we can change one iota of it.
Like everything else that's going on at the club, we have a choice: either accept that it's all part of the wonderful rollercoaster ride of being a Saints suppprter, or bring on ulcers and premature coronaries in the mistaken and arrogant belief that we can change one iota of it. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 2

4:22pm Sun 27 Jul 14

jls217 says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
Like everything else that's going on at the club, we have a choice: either accept that it's all part of the wonderful rollercoaster ride of being a Saints suppprter, or bring on ulcers and premature coronaries in the mistaken and arrogant belief that we can change one iota of it.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: Like everything else that's going on at the club, we have a choice: either accept that it's all part of the wonderful rollercoaster ride of being a Saints suppprter, or bring on ulcers and premature coronaries in the mistaken and arrogant belief that we can change one iota of it.[/p][/quote]Spot on. jls217
  • Score: 0

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