RUMOUR MILL, Monday, August 4 - Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17

RUMOUR MILL, Monday, August 4 - Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17

RUMOUR MILL, Monday, August 4 - Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17

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SAINTS are being linked with a shock loan move for a 17-year-old Manchester United winger.

Teen starlet Demetri Mitchell helped England under-17s win the European Championship title earlier this year.

The left-sided winger, born in Manchester, is bang in form, having blasted four goals last week for United in an 11-0 Milk Cup thrashing of Australians Gold Coast Academy.

The Milk Cup is an annual youth international tournament held in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has confirmed that centre half Ron Vlaar is staying at the club.

Vlaar was recently linked with Saints, and he knows Ronald Koeman well from their time together at Feyenoord.

Lambert said: “He’s raring to go. That, in itself, is a plus. He loves it here.”

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8:03am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

If Ron thinks this 17 year old is good enough, then sign him. Quality has no age limit.
If Ron thinks this 17 year old is good enough, then sign him. Quality has no age limit. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 7

8:06am Mon 4 Aug 14

one in the crowd says...

What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon. one in the crowd
  • Score: -29

8:08am Mon 4 Aug 14

richard903 says...

Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving? richard903
  • Score: 25

8:18am Mon 4 Aug 14

BarnetSaint says...

We were led to believe new signings were imminent.
I would imagine we're haggling over the vastly inflated price which the selling clubs are demanding.

Why oh why didn't we secure these players before the fire sale.

Sorry but I don't trust either Kruger or reed.
RoKo needs to be supported with quality new signings NOW.
We were led to believe new signings were imminent. I would imagine we're haggling over the vastly inflated price which the selling clubs are demanding. Why oh why didn't we secure these players before the fire sale. Sorry but I don't trust either Kruger or reed. RoKo needs to be supported with quality new signings NOW. BarnetSaint
  • Score: 5

8:22am Mon 4 Aug 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

Rudolf Hucker wrote:
If Ron thinks this 17 year old is good enough, then sign him. Quality has no age limit.
What more loans? This is fast becoming let's stay up on the cheap?
Buy some F'ing players I'm not saying waste the money but show some intent! For Gods sake!!!!!!!we have one loan player in linked with maybe three from inter and this one would makes five forget Liverhampton were fast becoming loanahampton! Sort it out!
[quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: If Ron thinks this 17 year old is good enough, then sign him. Quality has no age limit.[/p][/quote]What more loans? This is fast becoming let's stay up on the cheap? Buy some F'ing players I'm not saying waste the money but show some intent! For Gods sake!!!!!!!we have one loan player in linked with maybe three from inter and this one would makes five forget Liverhampton were fast becoming loanahampton! Sort it out! This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 16

8:24am Mon 4 Aug 14

merrysaint says...

"Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17....."
.....errr, no thanks. We make our own!
"Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17....." .....errr, no thanks. We make our own! merrysaint
  • Score: 27

8:26am Mon 4 Aug 14

yellowhedgepig says...

Mmmmm if this lad is as good as they say and is bang in form then A/why would Manc U let him go and B/ why would he want to
Mmmmm if this lad is as good as they say and is bang in form then A/why would Manc U let him go and B/ why would he want to yellowhedgepig
  • Score: 14

8:26am Mon 4 Aug 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

merrysaint wrote:
"Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17....."
.....errr, no thanks. We make our own!
Dead write why train utd's young players for them why one of are own misses out! Jog on! Louie
[quote][p][bold]merrysaint[/bold] wrote: "Saints keen on Manchester United's England youth starlet, 17....." .....errr, no thanks. We make our own![/p][/quote]Dead write why train utd's young players for them why one of are own misses out! Jog on! Louie This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 10

8:26am Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 45

8:31am Mon 4 Aug 14

one in the crowd says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet.


The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC)
is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain.

Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ).

http://international
championscup.com/
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/ one in the crowd
  • Score: -55

8:43am Mon 4 Aug 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

one in the crowd wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet.


The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC)
is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain.

Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ).

http://international

championscup.com/
Liverhampton are going to lose sunshine and how funny will that be!
having given us £50m talk about ironic! ;p
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/[/p][/quote]Liverhampton are going to lose sunshine and how funny will that be! having given us £50m talk about ironic! ;p This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 15

8:43am Mon 4 Aug 14

costa gaz says...

Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible. costa gaz
  • Score: 16

8:57am Mon 4 Aug 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
There keeping the money! Think Freddie's been telling us porkies!
Hence all this loan rubbish!!!!! Smacks of stay up on the cheap!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]There keeping the money! Think Freddie's been telling us porkies! Hence all this loan rubbish!!!!! Smacks of stay up on the cheap! This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: -10

8:58am Mon 4 Aug 14

Blackknight says...

Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders.

Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million.

For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now.

Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?
Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders. Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million. For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now. Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account? Blackknight
  • Score: 7

9:04am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now Samaras!

Do you believe all these links are true? I doubt it very much.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now Samaras! Do you believe all these links are true? I doubt it very much. Rising_Son
  • Score: 18

9:06am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record)

Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much. Rising_Son
  • Score: 8

9:10am Mon 4 Aug 14

Frankie Bennett says...

The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.
The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve. Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 18

9:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

St Forlife says...

That would be about right. MU don't want to give him premiership experience so lets look for a team who will - Ah yes Southampton - they can bring him on and send him back to us when he is ready !
That would be about right. MU don't want to give him premiership experience so lets look for a team who will - Ah yes Southampton - they can bring him on and send him back to us when he is ready ! St Forlife
  • Score: 11

9:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

InsideOutCat says...

This is getting tedious now.

The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club.

I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that.

If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.
This is getting tedious now. The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club. I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that. If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 23

9:18am Mon 4 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.
Wise words Frankie.
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.[/p][/quote]Wise words Frankie. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 9

9:19am Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

one in the crowd wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet.


The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC)
is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain.

Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ).

http://international

championscup.com/
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Oh look I can cut and paste as well!!
Aren't I clever everbody!!!
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
Jog on bore
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Oh look I can cut and paste as well!! Aren't I clever everbody!!! Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are. Jog on bore J7junctionseven
  • Score: 7

9:25am Mon 4 Aug 14

saintforever says...

on a different note - guess lovren didn't enjoy his asklovren2 last night with majority of questions from saints fans - was hilarious to read,
on a different note - guess lovren didn't enjoy his asklovren2 last night with majority of questions from saints fans - was hilarious to read, saintforever
  • Score: 7

9:27am Mon 4 Aug 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.
Wise words Frankie.
Thanks 4th. Honestly, the psychology in these two articles which have both appeared out of nowhere in the early hours is frightening. Was RoKo on the phone to the chief exec of Man U at 2.00am discussing this 17 year old and the DE got wind of it? I think not.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.[/p][/quote]Wise words Frankie.[/p][/quote]Thanks 4th. Honestly, the psychology in these two articles which have both appeared out of nowhere in the early hours is frightening. Was RoKo on the phone to the chief exec of Man U at 2.00am discussing this 17 year old and the DE got wind of it? I think not. Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 1

9:29am Mon 4 Aug 14

costa gaz says...

Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record)

Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one.
As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore.
Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere.

The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one. costa gaz
  • Score: 8

9:35am Mon 4 Aug 14

Frankie Bennett says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
This is getting tedious now.

The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club.

I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that.

If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.
Yep, spot on.
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: This is getting tedious now. The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club. I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that. If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.[/p][/quote]Yep, spot on. Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 8

9:40am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record)

Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one.
As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore.
Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere.

The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
Apart from the ManU 3 and the ones who played in the World Cup, I've never seen these guys, so I can't really comment on who's good or bad. All I can hope is that we get the ones we need to improve the squad.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.[/p][/quote]Apart from the ManU 3 and the ones who played in the World Cup, I've never seen these guys, so I can't really comment on who's good or bad. All I can hope is that we get the ones we need to improve the squad. Rising_Son
  • Score: 9

9:42am Mon 4 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

There's a lot of pessimism on here this morning, it's Monday only 9am and everyone on here wants news of more signings, it will and it's got to happen why the lack of trust? The Board are still clearing there Cornflakes from there teeth give them time please.

I hate violence and death but if there's one poster on here I and all Saints Supporters would love to have to eat humble pie then carry out my idea and that is tie a heavy lump of concrete with thick rope or wire securely then place it round his or her neck and and go and jump off Southampton Pier at high tide and that is one in the crowd please do us all a massive favour, you are very stupid and immature and I'm sure you are very proud to be World Champion WUM , you are also very deluded because you believes that Liverpool FC are already a goal up against Southampton and there's still 13 days to go, you must thrive on abuse and do not have a conscience if you did you would only concentrate on who you are suppose to be supporting and post on local Liverpool Papers, it is you that I almost decided never to contribute on here again because your title made me want to vomit the moment it caught my eyes, so please stop your pathetic rubbish and grow up you are a very sad individual and I'm sure I have the support of every Saints Supporter in the world.
There's a lot of pessimism on here this morning, it's Monday only 9am and everyone on here wants news of more signings, it will and it's got to happen why the lack of trust? The Board are still clearing there Cornflakes from there teeth give them time please. I hate violence and death but if there's one poster on here I and all Saints Supporters would love to have to eat humble pie then carry out my idea and that is tie a heavy lump of concrete with thick rope or wire securely then place it round his or her neck and and go and jump off Southampton Pier at high tide and that is one in the crowd please do us all a massive favour, you are very stupid and immature and I'm sure you are very proud to be World Champion WUM , you are also very deluded because you believes that Liverpool FC are already a goal up against Southampton and there's still 13 days to go, you must thrive on abuse and do not have a conscience if you did you would only concentrate on who you are suppose to be supporting and post on local Liverpool Papers, it is you that I almost decided never to contribute on here again because your title made me want to vomit the moment it caught my eyes, so please stop your pathetic rubbish and grow up you are a very sad individual and I'm sure I have the support of every Saints Supporter in the world. Malcombe
  • Score: 5

9:44am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.
As I replied on the other thread:

There's absolutely no problem with them doing that unless, of course, someone decides to write it up as a study in an academic journal. Then it would be unethical.
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: The Daily Echo is playing everybody here! What has possibly changed since last night - nothing. They change the mood on this forum like the wind through two biased and negative articles, deliberately aimed at getting a reaction. The word 'shock' in this story is simply designed to prompt a such a reaction. I will eat humble pie if proved but wrong but please everybody - hold your nerve.[/p][/quote]As I replied on the other thread: There's absolutely no problem with them doing that unless, of course, someone decides to write it up as a study in an academic journal. Then it would be unethical. Rising_Son
  • Score: 6

9:52am Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

Hopefully just another red herring (excuse the pun) - if we are limited to three loans a season I'm not sure I'd prioritise bringing untested young talent in - we have enough of that to develop ourselves. Wouldn't want to see someone like Isgrove miss out while we prepare a Man Utd player for first team football. I would however take Sanogo of Arsenal as a reserve strike option as he has player Premier League football and could be the next Lukaku-style loan success.

Typically Echo, the real headline here is the Vlaar story, which is a shame. Looks like our centre back options will need to come from abroad (league wise).

Also not sure why every player we are linked with is a midfielder (for the most part) or a keeper. Of all positions, I think these are the last two I would be looking to strengthen. Central defence and strikers is the priority.
Hopefully just another red herring (excuse the pun) - if we are limited to three loans a season I'm not sure I'd prioritise bringing untested young talent in - we have enough of that to develop ourselves. Wouldn't want to see someone like Isgrove miss out while we prepare a Man Utd player for first team football. I would however take Sanogo of Arsenal as a reserve strike option as he has player Premier League football and could be the next Lukaku-style loan success. Typically Echo, the real headline here is the Vlaar story, which is a shame. Looks like our centre back options will need to come from abroad (league wise). Also not sure why every player we are linked with is a midfielder (for the most part) or a keeper. Of all positions, I think these are the last two I would be looking to strengthen. Central defence and strikers is the priority. SaintJD
  • Score: 9

9:59am Mon 4 Aug 14

Dorssaints says...

So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble.
.
Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager !
So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble. . Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager ! Dorssaints
  • Score: -1

10:01am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

SaintJD says...
"Also not sure why every player we are linked with is a midfielder (for the most part) or a keeper."

I reckon it's because reporters and bloggers don't know much about the team or where it needs strengthening, and also have nothing in the way of aspirations to be professional at their job.
SaintJD says... "Also not sure why every player we are linked with is a midfielder (for the most part) or a keeper." I reckon it's because reporters and bloggers don't know much about the team or where it needs strengthening, and also have nothing in the way of aspirations to be professional at their job. Rising_Son
  • Score: 6

10:08am Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Dorssaints wrote:
So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble.
.
Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager !
At this rate it's going to take him three years to field a team!
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble. . Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager ![/p][/quote]At this rate it's going to take him three years to field a team! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

10:14am Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -3

10:24am Mon 4 Aug 14

Bassett Boy says...

Why all the haste to spend loads of money?
If you can fill the gaps with quality loan players you then have time to identify the players you want to sign permanently to progress the team long term. Panic buying expensive players doesn't guarantee success at any level, the EPL is littered with multi million pound flops and we certainly don't want any more!
Let's just accept that Ronald Koeman knows more about football than we do and just let him get on with building the best team we can before the 17th.
Why all the haste to spend loads of money? If you can fill the gaps with quality loan players you then have time to identify the players you want to sign permanently to progress the team long term. Panic buying expensive players doesn't guarantee success at any level, the EPL is littered with multi million pound flops and we certainly don't want any more! Let's just accept that Ronald Koeman knows more about football than we do and just let him get on with building the best team we can before the 17th. Bassett Boy
  • Score: 7

10:34am Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

10:35am Mon 4 Aug 14

WobblyCat says...

Couldn't this have been sorted in the Shaw deal?
Couldn't this have been sorted in the Shaw deal? WobblyCat
  • Score: 6

10:36am Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dorssaints wrote:
So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble.
.
Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager !
At this rate it's going to take him three years to field a team!
add to that the risk of losing what decent players we do have to injuries etc and it'll be even worse!!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble. . Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager ![/p][/quote]At this rate it's going to take him three years to field a team![/p][/quote]add to that the risk of losing what decent players we do have to injuries etc and it'll be even worse!! J7junctionseven
  • Score: -2

10:37am Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

10:38am Mon 4 Aug 14

noodlesnewman says...

one in the crowd wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet.


The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC)
is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain.

Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ).

http://international

championscup.com/
lol mickey mouse cup ! without suarez your nothing , chelsea , man u , man c , arsenal , even spurs will have liverhampton for breakfast ! period !
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/[/p][/quote]lol mickey mouse cup ! without suarez your nothing , chelsea , man u , man c , arsenal , even spurs will have liverhampton for breakfast ! period ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 3

10:40am Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Couldn't this have been sorted in the Shaw deal?
That would be obvious to everyone, apart from dear old Les. Utd were desperate for Shaw and that was the moment to sort out loans or signings going the other way, they would have moved quickly then.
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Couldn't this have been sorted in the Shaw deal?[/p][/quote]That would be obvious to everyone, apart from dear old Les. Utd were desperate for Shaw and that was the moment to sort out loans or signings going the other way, they would have moved quickly then. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

10:43am Mon 4 Aug 14

Costa Baz says...

costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
If you "don't really believe anything, anymore", why are you allowing your hopes to be raised or dashed, depending on what your read?

Transfers will or will not happen. People say we have missed out on certain players, when in reality, no one actually knows if we were actually trying to sign those players.

If we have to start the season, with Fonte and Yoshida, as CBs, it wouldn't be a disaster. Once Yoshida settled into the team, two seasons ago, they had a fairly decent partnership., and that was without Wanyama in front of them.

Yes it would be good to have the new bodies now, to gel, but other than Bertrand, the back 8 (including the keeper), already know each other very well, so should be able to perform to a decent standard.
As for the front three. Pelle and Tadic have been with the squad for a few weeks now, so should have an understanding of those behind them, and vice versa, which just leaves the 11th player.
Could be Isgrove, at the moment, but should we sign another forward, or two, that just means them not having time to gel.

Have to say that the bench is currently the weak point, as I think we already have enough good players to enable us to compete in mid table.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.[/p][/quote]If you "don't really believe anything, anymore", why are you allowing your hopes to be raised or dashed, depending on what your read? Transfers will or will not happen. People say we have missed out on certain players, when in reality, no one actually knows if we were actually trying to sign those players. If we have to start the season, with Fonte and Yoshida, as CBs, it wouldn't be a disaster. Once Yoshida settled into the team, two seasons ago, they had a fairly decent partnership., and that was without Wanyama in front of them. Yes it would be good to have the new bodies now, to gel, but other than Bertrand, the back 8 (including the keeper), already know each other very well, so should be able to perform to a decent standard. As for the front three. Pelle and Tadic have been with the squad for a few weeks now, so should have an understanding of those behind them, and vice versa, which just leaves the 11th player. Could be Isgrove, at the moment, but should we sign another forward, or two, that just means them not having time to gel. Have to say that the bench is currently the weak point, as I think we already have enough good players to enable us to compete in mid table. Costa Baz
  • Score: -1

10:44am Mon 4 Aug 14

Tongdii says...

Why all the negativity. First we lost our manager, cries from posters we would only replace him with an average manager, and in comes RON K.

Now the hysteria turns to whose not coming into the squad, I shall wait until the door closes before I make a comment.

As for we will already have played 3 games before the Transfer window closes, well you can't win the title or be relegated in the first 3 weeks.
Again I shall keep my powder dry until Jan 2015.

As for selling the club, if we did not have had Marcus there most probably would have not been a Sfc.

If the club is sold, whose to say the new owner will not be another Marcus.

Some of the comments seem to bear out the old saying 'If you give some people a Rolls Royce they would complain it was the wrong colour.
Why all the negativity. First we lost our manager, cries from posters we would only replace him with an average manager, and in comes RON K. Now the hysteria turns to whose not coming into the squad, I shall wait until the door closes before I make a comment. As for we will already have played 3 games before the Transfer window closes, well you can't win the title or be relegated in the first 3 weeks. Again I shall keep my powder dry until Jan 2015. As for selling the club, if we did not have had Marcus there most probably would have not been a Sfc. If the club is sold, whose to say the new owner will not be another Marcus. Some of the comments seem to bear out the old saying 'If you give some people a Rolls Royce they would complain it was the wrong colour. Tongdii
  • Score: 10

10:44am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.[/p][/quote]Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'? Rising_Son
  • Score: 6

11:03am Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?
Yes it did.

My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.[/p][/quote]Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?[/p][/quote]Yes it did. My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -3

11:31am Mon 4 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

Blackknight wrote:
Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders.

Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million.

For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now.

Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?
100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in.
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders. Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million. For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now. Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?[/p][/quote]100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in. yellowcard
  • Score: 5

11:35am Mon 4 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

Tongdii wrote:
Why all the negativity. First we lost our manager, cries from posters we would only replace him with an average manager, and in comes RON K.

Now the hysteria turns to whose not coming into the squad, I shall wait until the door closes before I make a comment.

As for we will already have played 3 games before the Transfer window closes, well you can't win the title or be relegated in the first 3 weeks.
Again I shall keep my powder dry until Jan 2015.

As for selling the club, if we did not have had Marcus there most probably would have not been a Sfc.

If the club is sold, whose to say the new owner will not be another Marcus.

Some of the comments seem to bear out the old saying 'If you give some people a Rolls Royce they would complain it was the wrong colour.
Marcus was not the only bidder and i don't mean the joker that le god backed
[quote][p][bold]Tongdii[/bold] wrote: Why all the negativity. First we lost our manager, cries from posters we would only replace him with an average manager, and in comes RON K. Now the hysteria turns to whose not coming into the squad, I shall wait until the door closes before I make a comment. As for we will already have played 3 games before the Transfer window closes, well you can't win the title or be relegated in the first 3 weeks. Again I shall keep my powder dry until Jan 2015. As for selling the club, if we did not have had Marcus there most probably would have not been a Sfc. If the club is sold, whose to say the new owner will not be another Marcus. Some of the comments seem to bear out the old saying 'If you give some people a Rolls Royce they would complain it was the wrong colour.[/p][/quote]Marcus was not the only bidder and i don't mean the joker that le god backed yellowcard
  • Score: -2

11:43am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?
Yes it did.

My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.
I expect season ticket sales are down. Just a feeling, though.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.[/p][/quote]Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?[/p][/quote]Yes it did. My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.[/p][/quote]I expect season ticket sales are down. Just a feeling, though. Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

11:43am Mon 4 Aug 14

Saintsayer II says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?
Yes it did.

My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.
I re-newed mine on the last day I could at the end of May Had I known , or even suspected what was about to happen, there is more than a good chance I would have chosen to stay away Having said that its a bit liketrying to stop smoking Took me nearly 50 years

One question though How can we sell a player in 48 hours and not be able to sign one in a week
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.[/p][/quote]Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?[/p][/quote]Yes it did. My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.[/p][/quote]I re-newed mine on the last day I could at the end of May Had I known , or even suspected what was about to happen, there is more than a good chance I would have chosen to stay away Having said that its a bit liketrying to stop smoking Took me nearly 50 years One question though How can we sell a player in 48 hours and not be able to sign one in a week Saintsayer II
  • Score: 3

11:49am Mon 4 Aug 14

Bazultra says...

Why should we use other teams players and rival teams in the premier league at that. Then when he has a blinding season Manc take him back and some of our other players with him. Yeah im a Neggie and I dont wear rose tinted glasses!
Why should we use other teams players and rival teams in the premier league at that. Then when he has a blinding season Manc take him back and some of our other players with him. Yeah im a Neggie and I dont wear rose tinted glasses! Bazultra
  • Score: -2

11:52am Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

I could be wrong, but while finance comes into it, I think our biggest problem this summer has been being way too polite.

We tried to be all nice, patient and accommodating when it came to requests to leave the club and waiting until the end of the season before opening negotiations with our manager and now...

.... we seem to be very slow and ponderous when trying to arrange transfers. While trying to keep things secret and using the correct channels is all very nice, we seemed to come in very late and very tentatively with Caulker and I haven't seen that change.

The link with Vlaar seems to have been similarly luke warm, meaning the situation never really developed. While I don't want us to unsettle players necessarily, if you want to sign players you have to go in hard or not bother.

Seems to me like we are waiting on the result of Celtic's second leg before bringing in potentially two of their players but slightly surprised we haven't been going after Marshall in the meantime.

Plus we're heavily linked with players from Koeman's old club, but they seem to be disappearing elsewhere.

I'm just hoping there are still some quality centre backs out there that have been forgotten about, because our options, certainly from Premier League clubs, seem to be dwindling a bit.

Not panicking just yet, but I'd prefer us not to be running around in the final week of the window and, ideally, I'd like to think we'll have a centre back in place before Liverpool.

One thing is for sure - if they are determined to replace Boruc - I don't think it's ideal for a new keeper to make his debut there having not been with us for more than a week and with a rag-tag patched together pairing in front of him. Especially for a keeper, you don't want them getting off to a tough start.

A settled back five is the foundation of any team, so we need to either get that in place fast or settle for what we've got initially and phase the new guys in slowly.
I could be wrong, but while finance comes into it, I think our biggest problem this summer has been being way too polite. We tried to be all nice, patient and accommodating when it came to requests to leave the club and waiting until the end of the season before opening negotiations with our manager and now... .... we seem to be very slow and ponderous when trying to arrange transfers. While trying to keep things secret and using the correct channels is all very nice, we seemed to come in very late and very tentatively with Caulker and I haven't seen that change. The link with Vlaar seems to have been similarly luke warm, meaning the situation never really developed. While I don't want us to unsettle players necessarily, if you want to sign players you have to go in hard or not bother. Seems to me like we are waiting on the result of Celtic's second leg before bringing in potentially two of their players but slightly surprised we haven't been going after Marshall in the meantime. Plus we're heavily linked with players from Koeman's old club, but they seem to be disappearing elsewhere. I'm just hoping there are still some quality centre backs out there that have been forgotten about, because our options, certainly from Premier League clubs, seem to be dwindling a bit. Not panicking just yet, but I'd prefer us not to be running around in the final week of the window and, ideally, I'd like to think we'll have a centre back in place before Liverpool. One thing is for sure - if they are determined to replace Boruc - I don't think it's ideal for a new keeper to make his debut there having not been with us for more than a week and with a rag-tag patched together pairing in front of him. Especially for a keeper, you don't want them getting off to a tough start. A settled back five is the foundation of any team, so we need to either get that in place fast or settle for what we've got initially and phase the new guys in slowly. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

11:52am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rising_Son says...

Bazultra wrote:
Why should we use other teams players and rival teams in the premier league at that. Then when he has a blinding season Manc take him back and some of our other players with him. Yeah im a Neggie and I dont wear rose tinted glasses!
True. Only really makes sense if there's an option to buy.
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: Why should we use other teams players and rival teams in the premier league at that. Then when he has a blinding season Manc take him back and some of our other players with him. Yeah im a Neggie and I dont wear rose tinted glasses![/p][/quote]True. Only really makes sense if there's an option to buy. Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

11:55am Mon 4 Aug 14

jls217 says...

http://prosoccertalk
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Finally gone then - no mention of the 2 wingers one of which Koeman said he signed last Friday. Was the deal done or not?
http://prosoccertalk .nbcsports.com/2014/ 08/02/southamptons-f inally-found-another -home-for-dani-osval do/?utm_source=FB%20 -%20NBC%20Sports%20- %20NBC%20Sports%20So ccer&utm_network=fac ebook&utm_post=29078 46&utm_tags= Finally gone then - no mention of the 2 wingers one of which Koeman said he signed last Friday. Was the deal done or not? jls217
  • Score: 0

11:55am Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

"Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is willing to use 25-year-old Belgian winger Nacer Chadli in his attempt to convince former club Southampton to sell £20m-rated French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin" The Sun

Ha, ha, oh Poch, you really are a very funny man. Now go do one you prat.
"Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is willing to use 25-year-old Belgian winger Nacer Chadli in his attempt to convince former club Southampton to sell £20m-rated French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin" The Sun Ha, ha, oh Poch, you really are a very funny man. Now go do one you prat. SaintJD
  • Score: 8

11:56am Mon 4 Aug 14

NY Saint says...

If Man U no longer want zaha I hope we are all over it!
If Man U no longer want zaha I hope we are all over it! NY Saint
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

jls217 wrote:
http://prosoccertalk

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Finally gone then - no mention of the 2 wingers one of which Koeman said he signed last Friday. Was the deal done or not?
Expect we'll hear today. I do think Ralph and Ron were a bit silly putting timescales on these deals. I can understand why they did it, but I always think it's better to set long deadlines and exceed them rather than promise things you can't deliver.

Now everyone is asking where the new signings are that were promised.

Not ideal and not really necessary - I just think setting those deadlines would have given the power to the agents and selling clubs as well, because they know we are under pressure to get the deals across the line quickly.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: http://prosoccertalk .nbcsports.com/2014/ 08/02/southamptons-f inally-found-another -home-for-dani-osval do/?utm_source=FB%20 -%20NBC%20Sports%20- %20NBC%20Sports%20So ccer&utm_network =fac ebook&utm_post=2 9078 46&utm_tags= Finally gone then - no mention of the 2 wingers one of which Koeman said he signed last Friday. Was the deal done or not?[/p][/quote]Expect we'll hear today. I do think Ralph and Ron were a bit silly putting timescales on these deals. I can understand why they did it, but I always think it's better to set long deadlines and exceed them rather than promise things you can't deliver. Now everyone is asking where the new signings are that were promised. Not ideal and not really necessary - I just think setting those deadlines would have given the power to the agents and selling clubs as well, because they know we are under pressure to get the deals across the line quickly. SaintJD
  • Score: 4

12:04pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jls217 says...

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  • Score: -2

12:04pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off.
I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source.
Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year.
I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS.
That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?
Yes it did.

My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.
I expect season ticket sales are down. Just a feeling, though.
Yes I would guess some of the Johnny come lately's didn't renew but it would be interesting to know whether there's been a small or a bigger drop in sales.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.[/p][/quote]Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?[/p][/quote]Yes it did. My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.[/p][/quote]I expect season ticket sales are down. Just a feeling, though.[/p][/quote]Yes I would guess some of the Johnny come lately's didn't renew but it would be interesting to know whether there's been a small or a bigger drop in sales. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Mon 4 Aug 14

footballfan123 says...

Everybody is saying lets spend some serious money on top players. Well are top players going to come to a club that has sold its best players? It does not matter how much money we have in the bank, top players want to play champions league football and they are greedy. Southampton is unlikely to be the place for them. They are struggling to attract the players they want because the top players want huge wages and clubs with serious players. The only players that would come would be average ones. If we sign players like Rodwell and Hernandez I would be very surprised.
Everybody is saying lets spend some serious money on top players. Well are top players going to come to a club that has sold its best players? It does not matter how much money we have in the bank, top players want to play champions league football and they are greedy. Southampton is unlikely to be the place for them. They are struggling to attract the players they want because the top players want huge wages and clubs with serious players. The only players that would come would be average ones. If we sign players like Rodwell and Hernandez I would be very surprised. footballfan123
  • Score: 7

12:11pm Mon 4 Aug 14

webbinho says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?
I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book
Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.
Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?
Yes it did. My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.
I re-newed mine on the last day I could at the end of May Had I known , or even suspected what was about to happen, there is more than a good chance I would have chosen to stay away Having said that its a bit liketrying to stop smoking Took me nearly 50 years One question though How can we sell a player in 48 hours and not be able to sign one in a week
I was he same, renewed on last day. The reason we sell players o quickly isthat we agree fee easily, usually becasue they are big feesand there is only 1 clu in forthe player. I don't think anyone else was in for Lallana, Lovren or Chambers. Only Shawhad his pick and Chelse were put off by wages. Becaus we are gong for your cheaper brand of plyer, we have competition.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Out of interest what has been the general reaction of the city to all this turmoil, how are season ticket sales compared to last season?[/p][/quote]I can't remember being informed by the club about how many season tickets are ever sold before the new seasons kick off. I'd have thought this would be made common knowledge every season and come form the club and not hearsay from some other source. Poopey have splashed it all over the news that they have sold 11,000 thus far and I think they do it every year. I can't ever remember our season ticket sales being published in this paper or even on the OS. That is another annoying aspect that Saints don't seem to think is important to us fans in my book[/p][/quote]Cortese was obsessed with secrecy. He's gone but the secrecy remains it would appear.[/p][/quote]Did it bother you when NC was here? Or does it only bother you in this era of 'openness'?[/p][/quote]Yes it did. My main interest here was to know whether the turmoil of the summer has had any knock on effect to season ticket sales.[/p][/quote]I re-newed mine on the last day I could at the end of May Had I known , or even suspected what was about to happen, there is more than a good chance I would have chosen to stay away Having said that its a bit liketrying to stop smoking Took me nearly 50 years One question though How can we sell a player in 48 hours and not be able to sign one in a week[/p][/quote]I was he same, renewed on last day. The reason we sell players o quickly isthat we agree fee easily, usually becasue they are big feesand there is only 1 clu in forthe player. I don't think anyone else was in for Lallana, Lovren or Chambers. Only Shawhad his pick and Chelse were put off by wages. Becaus we are gong for your cheaper brand of plyer, we have competition. webbinho
  • Score: 1

12:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

footballfan123 says...

Why is it that other clubs can just buy a player within one day and come up with the money whereas we are obviously haggling over prices when we have 100 million in the bank and a bilionnaire owner? Ronald obviously had players in mind as he said he wanted them in by the weekend. Are the board supporting him with the finances he was promised? I am not sure??? I could be wrong but gut feeling is that this board just want money to balance the books. Do they share the drive and commitment to push Saints on like the fans. Where are the BIG SIGNINGS????? Or any Signings????
Why is it that other clubs can just buy a player within one day and come up with the money whereas we are obviously haggling over prices when we have 100 million in the bank and a bilionnaire owner? Ronald obviously had players in mind as he said he wanted them in by the weekend. Are the board supporting him with the finances he was promised? I am not sure??? I could be wrong but gut feeling is that this board just want money to balance the books. Do they share the drive and commitment to push Saints on like the fans. Where are the BIG SIGNINGS????? Or any Signings???? footballfan123
  • Score: -3

12:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!? Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 24

12:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Knackers says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
Ok heiligen
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]Ok heiligen Knackers
  • Score: -2

12:33pm Mon 4 Aug 14

footballfan123 says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
Hopefully you are right and we sign 3 top quality players. But I can't see it. It's called logic. Top players have choices about where to go otherwise they wouldn't be a top player. Other clubs will also want them if they are that good. So why would they choose the club that has sold its 5 best players?? Why would they choose the club that is unsettled with players like Morgan wanting to leave and probably also Rodrigues? Why would they choose the club that will not pay the big wages? Come on its logic! And yes if you care about this club you must be concerned that 5 top players have left quoting lack of ambition and others saying they WANT to go.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you are right and we sign 3 top quality players. But I can't see it. It's called logic. Top players have choices about where to go otherwise they wouldn't be a top player. Other clubs will also want them if they are that good. So why would they choose the club that has sold its 5 best players?? Why would they choose the club that is unsettled with players like Morgan wanting to leave and probably also Rodrigues? Why would they choose the club that will not pay the big wages? Come on its logic! And yes if you care about this club you must be concerned that 5 top players have left quoting lack of ambition and others saying they WANT to go. footballfan123
  • Score: 0

12:40pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.
You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

12:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

TGodSFC says...

Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now Samaras!

Do you believe all these links are true? I doubt it very much.
Most are due to agents trying to push moves for the players, woudnt read too much into any of it.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now Samaras! Do you believe all these links are true? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Most are due to agents trying to push moves for the players, woudnt read too much into any of it. TGodSFC
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.
Its the not knowing which is the worst thing,do they think we like surprises or something? I'm certainly not ready for anymore shocks.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.[/p][/quote]Its the not knowing which is the worst thing,do they think we like surprises or something? I'm certainly not ready for anymore shocks. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Mon 4 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.
Seed, I do not think we wil be relegated, i do think we are in for a rough ride though…Lowe decided our future was with the academy about 3 years to soon and today is no different, we will prosper in 2/3 years if we have not embarked on another sell off ( hmmmm) I am seriously concerned but what to do…?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.[/p][/quote]Seed, I do not think we wil be relegated, i do think we are in for a rough ride though…Lowe decided our future was with the academy about 3 years to soon and today is no different, we will prosper in 2/3 years if we have not embarked on another sell off ( hmmmm) I am seriously concerned but what to do…? warrens 76
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Chapperall says...

Might be a good option for the future but we need to get some experienced players in for goodness sake. The money from players sales doesn't appear to be burning holes in pockets, so where has it gone along with the 60 m from the premier league?
If we don't shore up our defence we will totally struggle.
Might be a good option for the future but we need to get some experienced players in for goodness sake. The money from players sales doesn't appear to be burning holes in pockets, so where has it gone along with the 60 m from the premier league? If we don't shore up our defence we will totally struggle. Chapperall
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
Yours is a voice of reason.

Please keep communicating!!!
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]Yours is a voice of reason. Please keep communicating!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 5

12:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

miltonarcher says...

Another story from the gutter press. MU will want to keep this youngster, no way will they sell him and they probably wont loan him out either.

Very quiet on the transfer front, lets hope the real stuff and not the rumours are being sorted behind the scenes.
Another story from the gutter press. MU will want to keep this youngster, no way will they sell him and they probably wont loan him out either. Very quiet on the transfer front, lets hope the real stuff and not the rumours are being sorted behind the scenes. miltonarcher
  • Score: 1

12:59pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba

llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
Yours is a voice of reason.

Please keep communicating!!!
Didn't like the "shepherds pie " bit though..I was just about to have lunch.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]Yours is a voice of reason. Please keep communicating!!![/p][/quote]Didn't like the "shepherds pie " bit though..I was just about to have lunch. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

1:00pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Saints n Winners says...

Dorssaints wrote:
So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble.
.
Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager !
If Ron is here for 3 years - we will have probably been successful.

My problem is that we don't know his personal goals. He my want to move on after a year or two - and this is Saints perennial problem.

Unless we become a bigger club - we will continually lose our manager and best players - and we can't become a bigger club until we hold onto players for longer - and have an extended stadium.
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble. . Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager ![/p][/quote]If Ron is here for 3 years - we will have probably been successful. My problem is that we don't know his personal goals. He my want to move on after a year or two - and this is Saints perennial problem. Unless we become a bigger club - we will continually lose our manager and best players - and we can't become a bigger club until we hold onto players for longer - and have an extended stadium. Saints n Winners
  • Score: 3

1:08pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
Dorssaints wrote:
So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble.
.
Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager !
If Ron is here for 3 years - we will have probably been successful.

My problem is that we don't know his personal goals. He my want to move on after a year or two - and this is Saints perennial problem.

Unless we become a bigger club - we will continually lose our manager and best players - and we can't become a bigger club until we hold onto players for longer - and have an extended stadium.
And therein lies the problem.I wonder how much Kat and Nicola's spat,has put the spoke in that particular wheel? We will find out soon enough.
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble. . Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager ![/p][/quote]If Ron is here for 3 years - we will have probably been successful. My problem is that we don't know his personal goals. He my want to move on after a year or two - and this is Saints perennial problem. Unless we become a bigger club - we will continually lose our manager and best players - and we can't become a bigger club until we hold onto players for longer - and have an extended stadium.[/p][/quote]And therein lies the problem.I wonder how much Kat and Nicola's spat,has put the spoke in that particular wheel? We will find out soon enough. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Costa Baz says...

Knackers wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
Ok heiligen
Ok Sammy2Sheds.
[quote][p][bold]Knackers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]Ok heiligen[/p][/quote]Ok Sammy2Sheds. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.
Seed, I do not think we wil be relegated, i do think we are in for a rough ride though…Lowe decided our future was with the academy about 3 years to soon and today is no different, we will prosper in 2/3 years if we have not embarked on another sell off ( hmmmm) I am seriously concerned but what to do…?
I don't think relegation is the fear but more the rape and pillage of the club. We were assured that money would be reinvested but it's not been to date. And all those saying it takes time are the same ones who said it was inevitable we would lose our best players so why weren't replacements lined up in advance? Why weren't some players part exchanged, we are now in for players from clubs we sold to, we held the whip hand then but not now ffs!

I've always subscribed to the incompetence theory and not the asset stripping one, but if it did turn out to be the later we couldn't say they hid it from us.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You happy clappers better be right, I do hope we're not being led up the garden path with all these loans and reasons not to spend the money generated by the clubs academy.[/p][/quote]Seed, I do not think we wil be relegated, i do think we are in for a rough ride though…Lowe decided our future was with the academy about 3 years to soon and today is no different, we will prosper in 2/3 years if we have not embarked on another sell off ( hmmmm) I am seriously concerned but what to do…?[/p][/quote]I don't think relegation is the fear but more the rape and pillage of the club. We were assured that money would be reinvested but it's not been to date. And all those saying it takes time are the same ones who said it was inevitable we would lose our best players so why weren't replacements lined up in advance? Why weren't some players part exchanged, we are now in for players from clubs we sold to, we held the whip hand then but not now ffs! I've always subscribed to the incompetence theory and not the asset stripping one, but if it did turn out to be the later we couldn't say they hid it from us. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Mon 4 Aug 14

thinklikealocal says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
This is getting tedious now.

The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club.

I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that.

If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.
Pretty much echo's a comment I made last week. Had a real laugh recently when I read one of the doomsters gleefully reminding us that he had been predicting for 4 years that KL would sell the club. So brainless he couldn't even see the irony in the fact that in 4 years his prediction still hasn't been proven correct. You couldn't make it up!
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: This is getting tedious now. The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club. I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that. If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.[/p][/quote]Pretty much echo's a comment I made last week. Had a real laugh recently when I read one of the doomsters gleefully reminding us that he had been predicting for 4 years that KL would sell the club. So brainless he couldn't even see the irony in the fact that in 4 years his prediction still hasn't been proven correct. You couldn't make it up! thinklikealocal
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Saints n Winners says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Saints n Winners wrote:
Dorssaints wrote:
So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble.
.
Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager !
If Ron is here for 3 years - we will have probably been successful.

My problem is that we don't know his personal goals. He my want to move on after a year or two - and this is Saints perennial problem.

Unless we become a bigger club - we will continually lose our manager and best players - and we can't become a bigger club until we hold onto players for longer - and have an extended stadium.
And therein lies the problem.I wonder how much Kat and Nicola's spat,has put the spoke in that particular wheel? We will find out soon enough.
Do we actually know if there was a spat? As it just may be that she wanted to control the family vault - and NC knew be would be curtailed in comparison to his previous role - and he said "No thanks"
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: So no Vlarr and we missed a trick with De Vrijs who went to Lazio. Centre Back position looking to be a problem, an injury to Fonte and we are in trouble. . Don't get everyones pesimistic look at the signings though, why blow £100m ala Spurs when Ronko is here for 3 years and can build the squad. Have faith in a very experienced manager ![/p][/quote]If Ron is here for 3 years - we will have probably been successful. My problem is that we don't know his personal goals. He my want to move on after a year or two - and this is Saints perennial problem. Unless we become a bigger club - we will continually lose our manager and best players - and we can't become a bigger club until we hold onto players for longer - and have an extended stadium.[/p][/quote]And therein lies the problem.I wonder how much Kat and Nicola's spat,has put the spoke in that particular wheel? We will find out soon enough.[/p][/quote]Do we actually know if there was a spat? As it just may be that she wanted to control the family vault - and NC knew be would be curtailed in comparison to his previous role - and he said "No thanks" Saints n Winners
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

thinklikealocal says...

Malcombe wrote:
There's a lot of pessimism on here this morning, it's Monday only 9am and everyone on here wants news of more signings, it will and it's got to happen why the lack of trust? The Board are still clearing there Cornflakes from there teeth give them time please.

I hate violence and death but if there's one poster on here I and all Saints Supporters would love to have to eat humble pie then carry out my idea and that is tie a heavy lump of concrete with thick rope or wire securely then place it round his or her neck and and go and jump off Southampton Pier at high tide and that is one in the crowd please do us all a massive favour, you are very stupid and immature and I'm sure you are very proud to be World Champion WUM , you are also very deluded because you believes that Liverpool FC are already a goal up against Southampton and there's still 13 days to go, you must thrive on abuse and do not have a conscience if you did you would only concentrate on who you are suppose to be supporting and post on local Liverpool Papers, it is you that I almost decided never to contribute on here again because your title made me want to vomit the moment it caught my eyes, so please stop your pathetic rubbish and grow up you are a very sad individual and I'm sure I have the support of every Saints Supporter in the world.
Thanks Malcombe, you've just made me laugh out loud!
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: There's a lot of pessimism on here this morning, it's Monday only 9am and everyone on here wants news of more signings, it will and it's got to happen why the lack of trust? The Board are still clearing there Cornflakes from there teeth give them time please. I hate violence and death but if there's one poster on here I and all Saints Supporters would love to have to eat humble pie then carry out my idea and that is tie a heavy lump of concrete with thick rope or wire securely then place it round his or her neck and and go and jump off Southampton Pier at high tide and that is one in the crowd please do us all a massive favour, you are very stupid and immature and I'm sure you are very proud to be World Champion WUM , you are also very deluded because you believes that Liverpool FC are already a goal up against Southampton and there's still 13 days to go, you must thrive on abuse and do not have a conscience if you did you would only concentrate on who you are suppose to be supporting and post on local Liverpool Papers, it is you that I almost decided never to contribute on here again because your title made me want to vomit the moment it caught my eyes, so please stop your pathetic rubbish and grow up you are a very sad individual and I'm sure I have the support of every Saints Supporter in the world.[/p][/quote]Thanks Malcombe, you've just made me laugh out loud! thinklikealocal
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Knackers wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba

llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
Ok heiligen
Sammy you couldn't be more wrong, we don't all have multiple logins like you, we just aren't that sad!
it shows you haven't been on here that long because Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius has been a poster for quite a while!
as it happens I don't mind you thinking I wrote this because its a great post. well said chriisymarsden.
again showing that your village is still missing its idiot though because I don't even write posts the same way as chrissymarsden, different words and ways of using them, that how we can tell all of your logins are the same!
now run along back to your village and entertain the locals with your stupidity!
[quote][p][bold]Knackers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]Ok heiligen[/p][/quote]Sammy you couldn't be more wrong, we don't all have multiple logins like you, we just aren't that sad! it shows you haven't been on here that long because Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius has been a poster for quite a while! as it happens I don't mind you thinking I wrote this because its a great post. well said chriisymarsden. again showing that your village is still missing its idiot though because I don't even write posts the same way as chrissymarsden, different words and ways of using them, that how we can tell all of your logins are the same! now run along back to your village and entertain the locals with your stupidity! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 6

1:20pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Jesus_02 says...

one in the crowd wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/
You lot may well beat saints. Not sure TBH. We won’t be devastated if we lose. However I wouldn’t crow about how man players you have, they seem to be dropping like flies!

What Liverpool have done this season is just the opposite end of mad to what saints have done. I don’t think you would get very good odds on both teams finishing lower than last season.
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/[/p][/quote]You lot may well beat saints. Not sure TBH. We won’t be devastated if we lose. However I wouldn’t crow about how man players you have, they seem to be dropping like flies! What Liverpool have done this season is just the opposite end of mad to what saints have done. I don’t think you would get very good odds on both teams finishing lower than last season. Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

1:23pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Jesus_02 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
and Who would leave to make way for Rodwell, Cork, JWP?
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.[/p][/quote]and Who would leave to make way for Rodwell, Cork, JWP? Jesus_02
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Jesus_02 says...

one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Maybe we are putting it towards a new stadium so we dont have to force local residents out of thier homes to make way for the casino's

http://www.theguardi
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[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Maybe we are putting it towards a new stadium so we dont have to force local residents out of thier homes to make way for the casino's http://www.theguardi an.com/football/davi d-conn-inside-sport- blog/2013/may/06/anf ield-liverpool-david -conn Jesus_02
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nottinghamsaint 1 says...

richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
Newcastle have bought them all!,
[quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]Newcastle have bought them all!, nottinghamsaint 1
  • Score: 2

1:35pm Mon 4 Aug 14

St.Yorkie says...

Underwhelmed by the thought of Samaras! £100m/week is rediculous money - he won't be playing for Saints at that salary!
I couldn't care less who we sign - to be honest the less known the better!
Coming down for Leverkusen game - just hope we make a game of it.
Must confess not sure about the Inter players - and Clasie sounds like a great opportunity. We need a goal scorer - not a 1 in 10 conversion rate striker we have 3/4 of them already!
I hope and pray there a 3-worse teams than us! Ones that will let in more and score fewer. I think it's going to be a difficult season for the JCLs but for us veterans - it's just another season of what ifs!
Underwhelmed by the thought of Samaras! £100m/week is rediculous money - he won't be playing for Saints at that salary! I couldn't care less who we sign - to be honest the less known the better! Coming down for Leverkusen game - just hope we make a game of it. Must confess not sure about the Inter players - and Clasie sounds like a great opportunity. We need a goal scorer - not a 1 in 10 conversion rate striker we have 3/4 of them already! I hope and pray there a 3-worse teams than us! Ones that will let in more and score fewer. I think it's going to be a difficult season for the JCLs but for us veterans - it's just another season of what ifs! St.Yorkie
  • Score: 1

1:39pm Mon 4 Aug 14

paulmsh says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
My tea bags are very loyal. They sit quietly in the cupboard waiting for me to call them in to service. I think it's me that's the problem, casually discarding them once they have nothing more to offer.
I'm sure there's a football analogy in their somewhere, just need to give it a bit more thought over a nice mug of coffee.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]My tea bags are very loyal. They sit quietly in the cupboard waiting for me to call them in to service. I think it's me that's the problem, casually discarding them once they have nothing more to offer. I'm sure there's a football analogy in their somewhere, just need to give it a bit more thought over a nice mug of coffee. paulmsh
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Mon 4 Aug 14

paulmsh says...

paulmsh wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba

llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
My tea bags are very loyal. They sit quietly in the cupboard waiting for me to call them in to service. I think it's me that's the problem, casually discarding them once they have nothing more to offer.
I'm sure there's a football analogy in their somewhere, just need to give it a bit more thought over a nice mug of coffee.
What I meant to say was good post by Chrissy Marsden. Got a bit carried away with the loyalty of tea bags theme.
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]My tea bags are very loyal. They sit quietly in the cupboard waiting for me to call them in to service. I think it's me that's the problem, casually discarding them once they have nothing more to offer. I'm sure there's a football analogy in their somewhere, just need to give it a bit more thought over a nice mug of coffee.[/p][/quote]What I meant to say was good post by Chrissy Marsden. Got a bit carried away with the loyalty of tea bags theme. paulmsh
  • Score: 4

1:45pm Mon 4 Aug 14

truelysaints says...

richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
No, they missed the bus
[quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]No, they missed the bus truelysaints
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Mon 4 Aug 14

InsideOutCat says...

thinklikealocal wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
This is getting tedious now.

The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club.

I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that.

If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.
Pretty much echo's a comment I made last week. Had a real laugh recently when I read one of the doomsters gleefully reminding us that he had been predicting for 4 years that KL would sell the club. So brainless he couldn't even see the irony in the fact that in 4 years his prediction still hasn't been proven correct. You couldn't make it up!
Trouble is that a lot of them on here do nothing BUT make it up: half a story here, an unsubstantiated rumour there, a dash of whatever axe the individual in question has to grind, post it on multiple threads and before you know it some lazy git at the DE is recycling it under the "Daily Echo sources have revealed ....." heading.
[quote][p][bold]thinklikealocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: This is getting tedious now. The doom merchants won't be satisfied with anything that happens because they're more concerned with being able to say "I told you so" than with the best outcome for the club. I'm reasonably certain that Ronald Koeman has a better idea than any of us how to assemble a football team. I'm also reasonably certain that those running the club have a better idea than any of us how to do that. If not then why aren't any of the contributors to these pages running or managing football clubs? The money's certainly good enough.[/p][/quote]Pretty much echo's a comment I made last week. Had a real laugh recently when I read one of the doomsters gleefully reminding us that he had been predicting for 4 years that KL would sell the club. So brainless he couldn't even see the irony in the fact that in 4 years his prediction still hasn't been proven correct. You couldn't make it up![/p][/quote]Trouble is that a lot of them on here do nothing BUT make it up: half a story here, an unsubstantiated rumour there, a dash of whatever axe the individual in question has to grind, post it on multiple threads and before you know it some lazy git at the DE is recycling it under the "Daily Echo sources have revealed ....." heading. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 3

2:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jaydejay says...

richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
I must have missed them too! I smell bull@hit coming out of New Dehli in abundance!
[quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]I must have missed them too! I smell bull@hit coming out of New Dehli in abundance! jaydejay
  • Score: -2

2:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

paulmsh wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba


llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
My tea bags are very loyal. They sit quietly in the cupboard waiting for me to call them in to service. I think it's me that's the problem, casually discarding them once they have nothing more to offer.
I'm sure there's a football analogy in their somewhere, just need to give it a bit more thought over a nice mug of coffee.
What I meant to say was good post by Chrissy Marsden. Got a bit carried away with the loyalty of tea bags theme.
I don't like tea. It's a ludicrously complex drink to make and people that like it tend to leave all their tea-making paraphenalia all over the kitchen, giving the place the same louche air as a crack den.

I do quite like coffee though.
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]My tea bags are very loyal. They sit quietly in the cupboard waiting for me to call them in to service. I think it's me that's the problem, casually discarding them once they have nothing more to offer. I'm sure there's a football analogy in their somewhere, just need to give it a bit more thought over a nice mug of coffee.[/p][/quote]What I meant to say was good post by Chrissy Marsden. Got a bit carried away with the loyalty of tea bags theme.[/p][/quote]I don't like tea. It's a ludicrously complex drink to make and people that like it tend to leave all their tea-making paraphenalia all over the kitchen, giving the place the same louche air as a crack den. I do quite like coffee though. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 1

2:15pm Mon 4 Aug 14

thinklikealocal says...

We won't be expanding our stadium, might move it somewhere else and make it bigger....
We won't be expanding our stadium, might move it somewhere else and make it bigger.... thinklikealocal
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Blue means Success says...

What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack Blue means Success
  • Score: -7

2:27pm Mon 4 Aug 14

exiled in devon says...

Let`s put all the talk of Captain Cortese and his motley crew to bed! He chose to jump ship. A few weeks ago he popped up on the Beeb to give an interview, having been as vocal as a Trappist monk before; then his first mate Poch and assorted crew decide to follow him.It`s as though he was on the bridge of the good ship Southampton issuing instructions to abandon ship! The trouble was the ship was not sinking, that only happened when they all decided to put a hole in her.
The good news for true saints is KL would not let her sink, but hauled her in for a refit.She has brought in some specialists,hired a new Captain and started the task of finding the right fixtures and fittings.This will inevitably involve compromise, but once the ship is seaworthy again she can haul her in again in January to put the gloss on the refit.
Let,s not despair because we are in the wash of some bigger vessels,because we will be shipshape-if not exactly in "Bristol fashion".Some of those ahead of us will be overloaded,with their fancy refits,and won`t survive the choppy waters of the Premiership;We will!
Let`s put all the talk of Captain Cortese and his motley crew to bed! He chose to jump ship. A few weeks ago he popped up on the Beeb to give an interview, having been as vocal as a Trappist monk before; then his first mate Poch and assorted crew decide to follow him.It`s as though he was on the bridge of the good ship Southampton issuing instructions to abandon ship! The trouble was the ship was not sinking, that only happened when they all decided to put a hole in her. The good news for true saints is KL would not let her sink, but hauled her in for a refit.She has brought in some specialists,hired a new Captain and started the task of finding the right fixtures and fittings.This will inevitably involve compromise, but once the ship is seaworthy again she can haul her in again in January to put the gloss on the refit. Let,s not despair because we are in the wash of some bigger vessels,because we will be shipshape-if not exactly in "Bristol fashion".Some of those ahead of us will be overloaded,with their fancy refits,and won`t survive the choppy waters of the Premiership;We will! exiled in devon
  • Score: 3

2:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Oh to dream B m S...
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Oh to dream B m S... warrens 76
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Mon 4 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it? St Van Roetford
  • Score: 6

2:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

paulmsh says...

Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.
Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer. paulmsh
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
and Who would leave to make way for Rodwell, Cork, JWP?
Have to agree. Unless we are selling someone (Spider or Cork being the most linked) central midfield is the least of our worries.

I think Ron is probably short of one 'wide attacker/winger', but the Inter loan signing should cover this area so we have (subject to non departures): Isgrove, Tadic, Taider and J-Rod competing for two positions.

For the midfield three we have: Wanyama, JWP, Cork, Davis and Spider, which personally I think is OK unless you want a cheap cover player.

Central striker, mmmm, that would be only one sensible option with Sam as an understudy, so: Sam and Pelle. Think we need more somehow.

Central defence - mmmmm, don't think I'll even list the choices there.

Fullback: Clyne, Bertrand, Taggart. We need more.

Keeper: Boruc, Kelvin, Gazza. Not disastrous. Unless Boruc is happy on the bench I think we need more of a development player. If he is happy, great.

So, pretty obvious to anyone who knows anything about our squad. Striker x 2 (one high quality and proven 10-15 goals a season, plus another promising young player, Sanogo on loan ideally), centre back, versatile centre back who can play full back if necessary (the Argentinian guy perhaps?), Forster.

I'm still reasonably optimistic - three or four canny, impressive signings and we aren't looking too bad at all - but that's a big 'if' and they all need to be successful gambles.

And most importantly they need to be in the right areas. If our big signing is a central midfielder then I think we're being a bit wayward.

Hernandez is looking more and more interesting as the days go by I have to say, or Welbeck come to that, Campbell, Benteke. I would say Bony but we'll be trumped on him.

Samaras would be very bad in my opinion. He's not up to Prem level, not by a long way.
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.[/p][/quote]and Who would leave to make way for Rodwell, Cork, JWP?[/p][/quote]Have to agree. Unless we are selling someone (Spider or Cork being the most linked) central midfield is the least of our worries. I think Ron is probably short of one 'wide attacker/winger', but the Inter loan signing should cover this area so we have (subject to non departures): Isgrove, Tadic, Taider and J-Rod competing for two positions. For the midfield three we have: Wanyama, JWP, Cork, Davis and Spider, which personally I think is OK unless you want a cheap cover player. Central striker, mmmm, that would be only one sensible option with Sam as an understudy, so: Sam and Pelle. Think we need more somehow. Central defence - mmmmm, don't think I'll even list the choices there. Fullback: Clyne, Bertrand, Taggart. We need more. Keeper: Boruc, Kelvin, Gazza. Not disastrous. Unless Boruc is happy on the bench I think we need more of a development player. If he is happy, great. So, pretty obvious to anyone who knows anything about our squad. Striker x 2 (one high quality and proven 10-15 goals a season, plus another promising young player, Sanogo on loan ideally), centre back, versatile centre back who can play full back if necessary (the Argentinian guy perhaps?), Forster. I'm still reasonably optimistic - three or four canny, impressive signings and we aren't looking too bad at all - but that's a big 'if' and they all need to be successful gambles. And most importantly they need to be in the right areas. If our big signing is a central midfielder then I think we're being a bit wayward. Hernandez is looking more and more interesting as the days go by I have to say, or Welbeck come to that, Campbell, Benteke. I would say Bony but we'll be trumped on him. Samaras would be very bad in my opinion. He's not up to Prem level, not by a long way. SaintJD
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

promised land says...

Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
How's the pre-season going ? Oh dear, Andy awful is trying to claim success from defeat. Still.....it's enough to pull the wool over your blinkered vision. Come on Exeter !
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]How's the pre-season going ? Oh dear, Andy awful is trying to claim success from defeat. Still.....it's enough to pull the wool over your blinkered vision. Come on Exeter ! promised land
  • Score: 5

3:00pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

paulmsh wrote:
Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.
How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.[/p][/quote]How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

3:07pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Blue means Success says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it. Blue means Success
  • Score: -2

3:10pm Mon 4 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre? St Van Roetford
  • Score: 2

3:25pm Mon 4 Aug 14

zurichboy says...

truelysaints wrote:
richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
No, they missed the bus
Actually they made it onto the bus but it was hijacked....to Liverpuddle.
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]No, they missed the bus[/p][/quote]Actually they made it onto the bus but it was hijacked....to Liverpuddle. zurichboy
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Blue means Success says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm?

Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now.

I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?[/p][/quote]I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm? Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now. I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian. Blue means Success
  • Score: -3

3:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Saintsayer II says...

SaintJD wrote:
Jesus_02 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
and Who would leave to make way for Rodwell, Cork, JWP?
Have to agree. Unless we are selling someone (Spider or Cork being the most linked) central midfield is the least of our worries.

I think Ron is probably short of one 'wide attacker/winger', but the Inter loan signing should cover this area so we have (subject to non departures): Isgrove, Tadic, Taider and J-Rod competing for two positions.

For the midfield three we have: Wanyama, JWP, Cork, Davis and Spider, which personally I think is OK unless you want a cheap cover player.

Central striker, mmmm, that would be only one sensible option with Sam as an understudy, so: Sam and Pelle. Think we need more somehow.

Central defence - mmmmm, don't think I'll even list the choices there.

Fullback: Clyne, Bertrand, Taggart. We need more.

Keeper: Boruc, Kelvin, Gazza. Not disastrous. Unless Boruc is happy on the bench I think we need more of a development player. If he is happy, great.

So, pretty obvious to anyone who knows anything about our squad. Striker x 2 (one high quality and proven 10-15 goals a season, plus another promising young player, Sanogo on loan ideally), centre back, versatile centre back who can play full back if necessary (the Argentinian guy perhaps?), Forster.

I'm still reasonably optimistic - three or four canny, impressive signings and we aren't looking too bad at all - but that's a big 'if' and they all need to be successful gambles.

And most importantly they need to be in the right areas. If our big signing is a central midfielder then I think we're being a bit wayward.

Hernandez is looking more and more interesting as the days go by I have to say, or Welbeck come to that, Campbell, Benteke. I would say Bony but we'll be trumped on him.

Samaras would be very bad in my opinion. He's not up to Prem level, not by a long way.
J Rod when fit will play as a central striker So one more central striker one more full back 2 centre backs and a keeper
Hope its not Samaras but Rodwell Hernandez and Mojo could be exciting

Would a front 3 of Ramirez Pelle and Tadic Playing as a rotating triangle I think it could work short term
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.[/p][/quote]and Who would leave to make way for Rodwell, Cork, JWP?[/p][/quote]Have to agree. Unless we are selling someone (Spider or Cork being the most linked) central midfield is the least of our worries. I think Ron is probably short of one 'wide attacker/winger', but the Inter loan signing should cover this area so we have (subject to non departures): Isgrove, Tadic, Taider and J-Rod competing for two positions. For the midfield three we have: Wanyama, JWP, Cork, Davis and Spider, which personally I think is OK unless you want a cheap cover player. Central striker, mmmm, that would be only one sensible option with Sam as an understudy, so: Sam and Pelle. Think we need more somehow. Central defence - mmmmm, don't think I'll even list the choices there. Fullback: Clyne, Bertrand, Taggart. We need more. Keeper: Boruc, Kelvin, Gazza. Not disastrous. Unless Boruc is happy on the bench I think we need more of a development player. If he is happy, great. So, pretty obvious to anyone who knows anything about our squad. Striker x 2 (one high quality and proven 10-15 goals a season, plus another promising young player, Sanogo on loan ideally), centre back, versatile centre back who can play full back if necessary (the Argentinian guy perhaps?), Forster. I'm still reasonably optimistic - three or four canny, impressive signings and we aren't looking too bad at all - but that's a big 'if' and they all need to be successful gambles. And most importantly they need to be in the right areas. If our big signing is a central midfielder then I think we're being a bit wayward. Hernandez is looking more and more interesting as the days go by I have to say, or Welbeck come to that, Campbell, Benteke. I would say Bony but we'll be trumped on him. Samaras would be very bad in my opinion. He's not up to Prem level, not by a long way.[/p][/quote]J Rod when fit will play as a central striker So one more central striker one more full back 2 centre backs and a keeper Hope its not Samaras but Rodwell Hernandez and Mojo could be exciting Would a front 3 of Ramirez Pelle and Tadic Playing as a rotating triangle I think it could work short term Saintsayer II
  • Score: 1

3:51pm Mon 4 Aug 14

St Van Roetford says...

Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm?

Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now.

I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.
Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?[/p][/quote]I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm? Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now. I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.[/p][/quote]Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 1

3:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Big Mac says...

Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm?

Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now.

I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.
What tree did this plum fall from?
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?[/p][/quote]I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm? Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now. I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.[/p][/quote]What tree did this plum fall from? Big Mac
  • Score: 1

4:02pm Mon 4 Aug 14

paulmsh says...

According to Sky, Dani Osvaldo is having his medical at Inter Milan. Let's hope they ask him to go three rounds with Klitschko rather than run the length of a pitch, or we'll never be rid of him!
According to Sky, Dani Osvaldo is having his medical at Inter Milan. Let's hope they ask him to go three rounds with Klitschko rather than run the length of a pitch, or we'll never be rid of him! paulmsh
  • Score: 4

4:08pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Blackknight says...

yellowcard wrote:
Blackknight wrote:
Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders.

Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million.

For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now.

Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?
100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in.
You need to add in that the press were saying K. Liebherr was investing an additional £30 million on player recruitment on top of sales and Sky monies.
[quote][p][bold]yellowcard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders. Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million. For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now. Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?[/p][/quote]100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in.[/p][/quote]You need to add in that the press were saying K. Liebherr was investing an additional £30 million on player recruitment on top of sales and Sky monies. Blackknight
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

exiled in devon wrote:
Let`s put all the talk of Captain Cortese and his motley crew to bed! He chose to jump ship. A few weeks ago he popped up on the Beeb to give an interview, having been as vocal as a Trappist monk before; then his first mate Poch and assorted crew decide to follow him.It`s as though he was on the bridge of the good ship Southampton issuing instructions to abandon ship! The trouble was the ship was not sinking, that only happened when they all decided to put a hole in her.
The good news for true saints is KL would not let her sink, but hauled her in for a refit.She has brought in some specialists,hired a new Captain and started the task of finding the right fixtures and fittings.This will inevitably involve compromise, but once the ship is seaworthy again she can haul her in again in January to put the gloss on the refit.
Let,s not despair because we are in the wash of some bigger vessels,because we will be shipshape-if not exactly in "Bristol fashion".Some of those ahead of us will be overloaded,with their fancy refits,and won`t survive the choppy waters of the Premiership;We will!
Well if Cortese was on the bridge issuing orders to abandon ship,who put the hole in her? It couldn't have been him,because the steering and navigation had been spot on under his captaincy.Now someone appears to be using the stars to navigate by.
Still,as someone once said "When the seagulls follow the trawler..it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea" (Haven't got a clue what that means,but it goes with the nautical theme)
[quote][p][bold]exiled in devon[/bold] wrote: Let`s put all the talk of Captain Cortese and his motley crew to bed! He chose to jump ship. A few weeks ago he popped up on the Beeb to give an interview, having been as vocal as a Trappist monk before; then his first mate Poch and assorted crew decide to follow him.It`s as though he was on the bridge of the good ship Southampton issuing instructions to abandon ship! The trouble was the ship was not sinking, that only happened when they all decided to put a hole in her. The good news for true saints is KL would not let her sink, but hauled her in for a refit.She has brought in some specialists,hired a new Captain and started the task of finding the right fixtures and fittings.This will inevitably involve compromise, but once the ship is seaworthy again she can haul her in again in January to put the gloss on the refit. Let,s not despair because we are in the wash of some bigger vessels,because we will be shipshape-if not exactly in "Bristol fashion".Some of those ahead of us will be overloaded,with their fancy refits,and won`t survive the choppy waters of the Premiership;We will![/p][/quote]Well if Cortese was on the bridge issuing orders to abandon ship,who put the hole in her? It couldn't have been him,because the steering and navigation had been spot on under his captaincy.Now someone appears to be using the stars to navigate by. Still,as someone once said "When the seagulls follow the trawler..it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea" (Haven't got a clue what that means,but it goes with the nautical theme) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -2

4:14pm Mon 4 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.
How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?
did we really have him in our sights your all going on like we are defo going for these players it is only rumor by witless journalists not fact.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.[/p][/quote]How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?[/p][/quote]did we really have him in our sights your all going on like we are defo going for these players it is only rumor by witless journalists not fact. yellowcard
  • Score: 0

4:21pm Mon 4 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.
How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?
because MP gave his job to your ex-neighbour and picked a load of reserves to play instead of the usual starter, oh and rickie missed a 3yd sitter near the end of the game.

if however you are talking about missing out on rodwell to blunderland then what makes you think we were in for him in the first place? until I hear from the club we have signed or are after a player I don't believe a word of it!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.[/p][/quote]How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?[/p][/quote]because MP gave his job to your ex-neighbour and picked a load of reserves to play instead of the usual starter, oh and rickie missed a 3yd sitter near the end of the game. if however you are talking about missing out on rodwell to blunderland then what makes you think we were in for him in the first place? until I hear from the club we have signed or are after a player I don't believe a word of it! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Mon 4 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

Blackknight wrote:
yellowcard wrote:
Blackknight wrote:
Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders.

Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million.

For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now.

Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?
100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in.
You need to add in that the press were saying K. Liebherr was investing an additional £30 million on player recruitment on top of sales and Sky monies.
it was only rumored in the press she was going to invest that. sky monies was never going on transfers what will it take for people to understand that the tv and prize money total is 78.5 million and if we give it all for transfers what is the club going to run take away the tv and prize money the club makes about £11million the outgoings are near on £52million.
k.liebherr has invested around £30 million in the last 18months due to the mismanagement of cortesse..
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yellowcard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: Saints need a top quality striker, centre back, goal keeper and a winger. Not more loan signings of midfielders. Krueger said the £100 plus million in transfer fees would be re-invested in the squad and so far...............? we have seen £20 million spent on two signings. That leaves £80 million plus Premier League TV + Prize Money of £78.5 million. For the sake of all us Saints fans fed up and frustrated week after week with rumours and press speculation hurry and spend some serious money on top quality players now. Or is all the cash destined to be added to the £3 billion Liebherr bank account?[/p][/quote]100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in.[/p][/quote]You need to add in that the press were saying K. Liebherr was investing an additional £30 million on player recruitment on top of sales and Sky monies.[/p][/quote]it was only rumored in the press she was going to invest that. sky monies was never going on transfers what will it take for people to understand that the tv and prize money total is 78.5 million and if we give it all for transfers what is the club going to run take away the tv and prize money the club makes about £11million the outgoings are near on £52million. k.liebherr has invested around £30 million in the last 18months due to the mismanagement of cortesse.. yellowcard
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mister E says...

richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
No one said they would be here at the weekend.
Last Thursday the DE suggested RK hoped they would be here within the next week!
[quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]No one said they would be here at the weekend. Last Thursday the DE suggested RK hoped they would be here within the next week! Mister E
  • Score: 2

4:54pm Mon 4 Aug 14

peregrine73 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
Absolutely spot on,its becoming clearer that loan players is the path being taken by the club,is that because of financial constraints? or if we have some money for players can it be that its difficult to convince players to come to the club given what's been happening in recent months?.One things for sure is that we are weak
in central defence and very lightweight in attack to make any impression in the premiership at this time!.In addition if we have any injuries occurring then we haven't the depth in squad to replace. Its a difficult situation that must worry the fans especially after such a successful season last year.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on,its becoming clearer that loan players is the path being taken by the club,is that because of financial constraints? or if we have some money for players can it be that its difficult to convince players to come to the club given what's been happening in recent months?.One things for sure is that we are weak in central defence and very lightweight in attack to make any impression in the premiership at this time!.In addition if we have any injuries occurring then we haven't the depth in squad to replace. Its a difficult situation that must worry the fans especially after such a successful season last year. peregrine73
  • Score: 3

4:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

one in the crowd says...

Mister E wrote:
richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
No one said they would be here at the weekend.
Last Thursday the DE suggested RK hoped they would be here within the next week!
Put it this way, somehow they have got to be here before 17th August or your new manager will have to fill one of your numerous vacancies.
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]No one said they would be here at the weekend. Last Thursday the DE suggested RK hoped they would be here within the next week![/p][/quote]Put it this way, somehow they have got to be here before 17th August or your new manager will have to fill one of your numerous vacancies. one in the crowd
  • Score: -3

5:08pm Mon 4 Aug 14

johnlennon_ar says...

one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Thinking the same thing OMG Where has the money gone? and what about the 3 players we were close to signing?
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Thinking the same thing OMG Where has the money gone? and what about the 3 players we were close to signing? johnlennon_ar
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

johnlennon_ar says...

one in the crowd wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet.


The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC)
is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain.

Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ).

http://international

championscup.com/
Liverpool fan who lives in Southampton LOL Try supporting your local team stupid prat.
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/[/p][/quote]Liverpool fan who lives in Southampton LOL Try supporting your local team stupid prat. johnlennon_ar
  • Score: 3

5:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mister E says...

Meltdown!
Meltdown! Mister E
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.
How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?
because MP gave his job to your ex-neighbour and picked a load of reserves to play instead of the usual starter, oh and rickie missed a 3yd sitter near the end of the game.

if however you are talking about missing out on rodwell to blunderland then what makes you think we were in for him in the first place? until I hear from the club we have signed or are after a player I don't believe a word of it!
The team we field the week after next may well look similar to the one that lost at Sunderland in the cup. Only this time it wont be our reserves!

We may not have been in for Rodwell, it may well have been paper talk but that doesn't change the fact that whoever we are in for are taking their bloody time to join!
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.[/p][/quote]How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?[/p][/quote]because MP gave his job to your ex-neighbour and picked a load of reserves to play instead of the usual starter, oh and rickie missed a 3yd sitter near the end of the game. if however you are talking about missing out on rodwell to blunderland then what makes you think we were in for him in the first place? until I hear from the club we have signed or are after a player I don't believe a word of it![/p][/quote]The team we field the week after next may well look similar to the one that lost at Sunderland in the cup. Only this time it wont be our reserves! We may not have been in for Rodwell, it may well have been paper talk but that doesn't change the fact that whoever we are in for are taking their bloody time to join! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

5:21pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mister E says...

Mister E wrote:
Meltdown!
Oops, this was supposed to attached!
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Meltdown![/p][/quote]Oops, this was supposed to attached! Mister E
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mister E says...

one in the crowd wrote:
Mister E wrote:
richard903 wrote:
Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?
No one said they would be here at the weekend.
Last Thursday the DE suggested RK hoped they would be here within the next week!
Put it this way, somehow they have got to be here before 17th August or your new manager will have to fill one of your numerous vacancies.
Meltdown!
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: Also what happened to the two or three new players coming this weekend, did I miss them arriving?[/p][/quote]No one said they would be here at the weekend. Last Thursday the DE suggested RK hoped they would be here within the next week![/p][/quote]Put it this way, somehow they have got to be here before 17th August or your new manager will have to fill one of your numerous vacancies.[/p][/quote]Meltdown! Mister E
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Blue means Success says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm?

Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now.

I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.
Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.
And I notice that you missed my reference to the Hitch Hiker's guide. Thought everyone knew about the "Got to build a bypass sketch"

Far more important comedically, and in also in terms of the physical cosmology than Norwich. and it's pavements

Go and get yourself a Hagler biscuit.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?[/p][/quote]I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm? Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now. I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.[/p][/quote]Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.[/p][/quote]And I notice that you missed my reference to the Hitch Hiker's guide. Thought everyone knew about the "Got to build a bypass sketch" Far more important comedically, and in also in terms of the physical cosmology than Norwich. and it's pavements Go and get yourself a Hagler biscuit. Blue means Success
  • Score: -4

5:32pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.
How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?
because MP gave his job to your ex-neighbour and picked a load of reserves to play instead of the usual starter, oh and rickie missed a 3yd sitter near the end of the game.

if however you are talking about missing out on rodwell to blunderland then what makes you think we were in for him in the first place? until I hear from the club we have signed or are after a player I don't believe a word of it!
The team we field the week after next may well look similar to the one that lost at Sunderland in the cup. Only this time it wont be our reserves!

We may not have been in for Rodwell, it may well have been paper talk but that doesn't change the fact that whoever we are in for are taking their bloody time to join!
The team we fielded against Sunderland in the cup was:

1 Davis
2 Clyne
3 Yoshida
26 Hooiveld
23 Shaw
8 Davis
12 Wanyama
16 Ward-Prowse
21 Guly
20 Lallana
7 Lambert
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Jack Rodwell off to Sunderland, Man Utd players learn their fate on Tuesday & Celtic won't be out of the Champions League until Wednesday night. So patience likely to be needed for a little longer.[/p][/quote]How on earth did we lose out to Sunderland ffs?[/p][/quote]because MP gave his job to your ex-neighbour and picked a load of reserves to play instead of the usual starter, oh and rickie missed a 3yd sitter near the end of the game. if however you are talking about missing out on rodwell to blunderland then what makes you think we were in for him in the first place? until I hear from the club we have signed or are after a player I don't believe a word of it![/p][/quote]The team we field the week after next may well look similar to the one that lost at Sunderland in the cup. Only this time it wont be our reserves! We may not have been in for Rodwell, it may well have been paper talk but that doesn't change the fact that whoever we are in for are taking their bloody time to join![/p][/quote]The team we fielded against Sunderland in the cup was: 1 Davis 2 Clyne 3 Yoshida 26 Hooiveld 23 Shaw 8 Davis 12 Wanyama 16 Ward-Prowse 21 Guly 20 Lallana 7 Lambert Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -3

5:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm?

Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now.

I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.
Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.
And I notice that you missed my reference to the Hitch Hiker's guide. Thought everyone knew about the "Got to build a bypass sketch"

Far more important comedically, and in also in terms of the physical cosmology than Norwich. and it's pavements

Go and get yourself a Hagler biscuit.
That's why you're in League 2.
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?[/p][/quote]I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm? Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now. I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.[/p][/quote]Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.[/p][/quote]And I notice that you missed my reference to the Hitch Hiker's guide. Thought everyone knew about the "Got to build a bypass sketch" Far more important comedically, and in also in terms of the physical cosmology than Norwich. and it's pavements Go and get yourself a Hagler biscuit.[/p][/quote]That's why you're in League 2. TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

montecristosaint says...

costa gaz wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc ....
Why have none of the above been secured?

It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.
And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record)

Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.
Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one.
As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore.
Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere.

The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.
sadly Rodwell gone to Sunderland. Seriously, when are Saints going to spend any money? I have been saying for months that the club was being sold no one listened, but I havent worked in international law firms without learning the tricks of the commercial world, and all that Krueger and Reed have done adds up to one big pull the wool down over your eyes sting.They have lied , lied again, and lied some more all in the interest of lining their own and KL s pockets. What is amazing is the sheer apathy being shown by Saints fans, if they tried this here in Portugal there would be uproar. If you cant keep your players then **** well tell it like it is dont lie your **** off. Show some frigging integrity Krueger!
I dont like it, am seriously disappointed and angry, we deserve better and I am absolutely certain Markus would be as gutted as I am.
Just goes to show you just cant rely on your offspring to honor your memory. Sad but cast iron reality.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Linked with this one, that one... 3 players from man city linked, Hernadez, Young, Zaha coming from United.. Marcos Rojo, Vlaar, Forster, Wickham, Redmond, Virgil van Dijk, Jack rodwell, Schelotto, Marshall, Leroy Fer, Clement Grenier , Abel Hernandez, Biabiany,.... etc etc .... Why have none of the above been secured? It will take a minor miracle to gel a team in time for our first match, it was already difficult, if we don't get some bodies in soon, it'll be impossible.[/p][/quote]And now we're being linked with Samaras! (Daily Record) Do you believe all these 'links' are real? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Samaras... Don't know what to make of that one. As for the rest, I don't really believe anything anymore. Hopes get raised by some of these rumours, then dashed as they stay put or go elsewhere. The one that excites from the above list is Rodwell, hoping for some truth in that one.[/p][/quote]sadly Rodwell gone to Sunderland. Seriously, when are Saints going to spend any money? I have been saying for months that the club was being sold no one listened, but I havent worked in international law firms without learning the tricks of the commercial world, and all that Krueger and Reed have done adds up to one big pull the wool down over your eyes sting.They have lied , lied again, and lied some more all in the interest of lining their own and KL s pockets. What is amazing is the sheer apathy being shown by Saints fans, if they tried this here in Portugal there would be uproar. If you cant keep your players then **** well tell it like it is dont lie your **** off. Show some frigging integrity Krueger! I dont like it, am seriously disappointed and angry, we deserve better and I am absolutely certain Markus would be as gutted as I am. Just goes to show you just cant rely on your offspring to honor your memory. Sad but cast iron reality. montecristosaint
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Mon 4 Aug 14

montecristosaint says...

100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in.

quoted from a previous post by someone else. With that kind of reasoning no one running a business would even bother getting out of bed, what the hell for? Quite apart from the fact that it adds up to a complete lack of understanding of economics, ffp rules or even where Saints revenue comes from and how it is spent. Im tired of reading uninformed posts go and read Saints accounts before coming on here and spouting a load of tripe. Some of you lot really try my patience you really do. And in the meantime Krueger and co. continue to spout their lies and laugh all the way to the bank regardless.
Its going to be one long season.
100million where did that figure come from?? I think you will find it is £92million and £20 has been spent so far the £78.5 million TV and prize money does not mean it is available to spend as the club has a players wage bill of £42million then factor in staffing costs to run the club also policing and safety costs for match day and all other costs for the day to day running of the club. revenue from gate receipts is around £4.5million and marketing revenue is less.(thanks to corrtese) massive big money signings mean large wage bills wage bills that as a club cannot afford with the ffp rules now in. quoted from a previous post by someone else. With that kind of reasoning no one running a business would even bother getting out of bed, what the hell for? Quite apart from the fact that it adds up to a complete lack of understanding of economics, ffp rules or even where Saints revenue comes from and how it is spent. Im tired of reading uninformed posts go and read Saints accounts before coming on here and spouting a load of tripe. Some of you lot really try my patience you really do. And in the meantime Krueger and co. continue to spout their lies and laugh all the way to the bank regardless. Its going to be one long season. montecristosaint
  • Score: -1

6:23pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Frankie Bennett says...

It does look like we'll sign Ezequiel Schelotto in the next 48 hours
It does look like we'll sign Ezequiel Schelotto in the next 48 hours Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 1

6:40pm Mon 4 Aug 14

montecristosaint says...

Liverpool tickets going on sale tomorrow for the the Liverpool game say the club. Going to be so many takers up for that one I imagine, notttttttt
Liverpool tickets going on sale tomorrow for the the Liverpool game say the club. Going to be so many takers up for that one I imagine, notttttttt montecristosaint
  • Score: -3

6:53pm Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea

Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand

What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack
Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?
Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.
I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about.

What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?
I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm?

Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now.

I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.
Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.
And I notice that you missed my reference to the Hitch Hiker's guide. Thought everyone knew about the "Got to build a bypass sketch"

Far more important comedically, and in also in terms of the physical cosmology than Norwich. and it's pavements

Go and get yourself a Hagler biscuit.
That's why you're in League 2.
Ebbsfleet Utd......wah ha ha ha ha ha ha
Jog on fish fiddler
[quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: What Soton need to do is sell out to the West Quay owners. build a new ground within the expanded WestQuay development. Then if the game gets a bit dull, you could all pop out for some world class shopping or maybe pop and see a film, or even walk over to Ikea Then rename the club; West Quay wanderers. The town is going to be renamed West Quay soon anyhow. It's all about the brand What you need to do is think out of the flat-pack[/p][/quote]Did you think all that drivel was really funny when you first thought of it?[/p][/quote]Did you think the West Quay expansion plan was really funny when you first saw it.[/p][/quote]I added it to my list of things I couldn't give less of a sh@t about. What do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?[/p][/quote]I notice that when one types "Pedestrianism" into google - Norwich comes up first. Strange that you need to use google to check out the WQ news. Ehm? Come on the people of Southampton, this news has been in your local planning office for over 50 weeks now. I did meet Delia once - many years ago - she was anything but pedestrian.[/p][/quote]Norwich comes up first because it's a very famous quote from Alan Partridge. Everyone knows this except for you.[/p][/quote]And I notice that you missed my reference to the Hitch Hiker's guide. Thought everyone knew about the "Got to build a bypass sketch" Far more important comedically, and in also in terms of the physical cosmology than Norwich. and it's pavements Go and get yourself a Hagler biscuit.[/p][/quote]That's why you're in League 2.[/p][/quote]Ebbsfleet Utd......wah ha ha ha ha ha ha Jog on fish fiddler J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

7:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Dave Brown says...

Well that's another day that has almost ticked by and still no news on any additions to the squad.
The silence brigade are still not being honest with the fans.
Personally I feel genuinely sorry for Ron.
I guess he is making every attempt to chase down players but does have any decent negotiators along side him to close any deals or the purse has been closed tight .
The way this board is behaving day by day they are proving that they are not professional enough to run a Premier Football Club.
Well that's another day that has almost ticked by and still no news on any additions to the squad. The silence brigade are still not being honest with the fans. Personally I feel genuinely sorry for Ron. I guess he is making every attempt to chase down players but does have any decent negotiators along side him to close any deals or the purse has been closed tight . The way this board is behaving day by day they are proving that they are not professional enough to run a Premier Football Club. Dave Brown
  • Score: -2

7:52pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jls217 says...

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  • Score: 0

7:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition. nomorerumours
  • Score: 2

8:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jls217 says...

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8:04pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
UPDATE: No soon had a posted this, then the The Echo have a report along the same lines (see 1955).
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]UPDATE: No soon had a posted this, then the The Echo have a report along the same lines (see 1955). nomorerumours
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Dave Brown says...

nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
And I have been linked with winning the Lotto but I never do,bit like Saints
Linked with half a dozen players,who have we signed.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]And I have been linked with winning the Lotto but I never do,bit like Saints Linked with half a dozen players,who have we signed. Dave Brown
  • Score: -1

8:05pm Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
Vlaar, although to be honest that's looking highly unlikely now, is the key here. The two Celtic guys, great, but with Vlaar looks a lot better than without Vlaar. Agree, if we get those three I'd be a lot happier.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]Vlaar, although to be honest that's looking highly unlikely now, is the key here. The two Celtic guys, great, but with Vlaar looks a lot better than without Vlaar. Agree, if we get those three I'd be a lot happier. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
It does look like we'll sign Ezequiel Schelotto in the next 48 hours
As little as I know about him, the Youtube vids are 'mixed'. Hopefully onto a loan initially, don't think we can put too many low-cost foreign players on our books for three or four years. We need proven quality and with the money we have, we should be able to get it. Squad player, on loan, fine, although I can think of potential Prem loanees who might be a better bet for our other two accepted long-term loan places, especially if the other Inter guy is coming too.
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: It does look like we'll sign Ezequiel Schelotto in the next 48 hours[/p][/quote]As little as I know about him, the Youtube vids are 'mixed'. Hopefully onto a loan initially, don't think we can put too many low-cost foreign players on our books for three or four years. We need proven quality and with the money we have, we should be able to get it. Squad player, on loan, fine, although I can think of potential Prem loanees who might be a better bet for our other two accepted long-term loan places, especially if the other Inter guy is coming too. SaintJD
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

one in the crowd says...

nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
You really are in denial.

You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ).

Open your eyes and see the real p[icture, the money gained from the sale of your top players isn't going to be spent on re-building your team it's in the bank and is staying there .
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]You really are in denial. You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ). Open your eyes and see the real p[icture, the money gained from the sale of your top players isn't going to be spent on re-building your team it's in the bank and is staying there . one in the crowd
  • Score: -2

9:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

knuckle dragger says...

one in the crowd wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
You really are in denial.

You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ).

Open your eyes and see the real p
Loan signings are not proof of lack of funds especially when there are options to buy after the loan period.

Since you do not know what is going on behind the scenes everything you have said is pure speculation.
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]You really are in denial. You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ). Open your eyes and see the real p[icture, the money gained from the sale of your top players isn't going to be spent on re-building your team it's in the bank and is staying there .[/p][/quote]Loan signings are not proof of lack of funds especially when there are options to buy after the loan period. Since you do not know what is going on behind the scenes everything you have said is pure speculation. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 7

9:38pm Mon 4 Aug 14

knuckle dragger says...

Dave Brown wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
And I have been linked with winning the Lotto but I never do,bit like Saints
Linked with half a dozen players,who have we signed.
There is a difference between "being linked with" and actually wanting the player in question.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Brown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]And I have been linked with winning the Lotto but I never do,bit like Saints Linked with half a dozen players,who have we signed.[/p][/quote]There is a difference between "being linked with" and actually wanting the player in question. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 12

9:39pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?
100% agree - an excellent piece and very well put. We need more posts from people like you. There are a few of us who take this rational and positive approach but we often get abused by the doom merchants. You can divide them into 4 categories: Some are just worried, quite understandably and a few of these have been taken in by some of the negative media comments and what other posters say - they will come round when they see how things pan out far better than they had hoped for. Some are simply born pessimists. Some seem to take pleasure in being negative and winding up others. The last category is the most concerning - those who turn every piece of news into a negative, they criticise the board, our manager, the players, the genuine Saints fans; they are usually rude, crude, abusive, immature and irrational and some of us suspect that they have nothing to do with Saints and are being completely disruptive. They also find ways of generating a load of thumbs up for their posts and multiple negatives for anyone who dare challenge them. We cannot allow them to dominate us. At the time of writing you seem to have avoided some of worst neggies out there - so far!
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: I have held my silence for long enough; I thought taking a back seat and seeing how things play out would be the best way, I regret that approach now! Many of you may be reading this and expecting another doom merchant rant- you'd be wrong! This particular rant is aimed at you lot! To start with our situation is difficult and will take time to rectify, the reality is not like playing football manager however much you want it to be! We have money, we have premiership status, we have a good manager, we have a great youth set up producing great talent and you wouldn't know it reading the posts on here but we still have some top talent in our squad! We remain an attractive prospect to many quality players looking for first team football and our scouting team have clearly highlighted options. Roko is not a fool and understands what we need and this is highlighted in the names we are being linked with. If you are sat there pulling your hair out believing the bs being pumped out on here by the haters then you need to rethink your approach. The deals are underway and unless you want to pay rediculously inflated prices then a negotiation process is essential- this takes time! For those of you who expected a barrage of signings over the weekend; you clearly don't pay attention to when new signing are announced, typically even if a deal is done it is not made public until the Monday! Many of you need a sharp slap in the face and you need to pull yourselves together! The players will come just keep calm and carry on, we are southampton football club since when is sitting in a dark room rocking back and forth with something resembling sheppards pie in our knickers the way to get behind your team! Have faith in the board, it is not their fault that some football players are about as loyal as a tea bag! The board have got us way in excess of what those players were worth and appointed a top manager as well as making said funds available to him. He has already made 3 great additions to the squad and he is as I write this going through the motions of securing more- the quality of the names being mentioned should fill you with excitement not fear, what are you men or maggots!!!?[/p][/quote]100% agree - an excellent piece and very well put. We need more posts from people like you. There are a few of us who take this rational and positive approach but we often get abused by the doom merchants. You can divide them into 4 categories: Some are just worried, quite understandably and a few of these have been taken in by some of the negative media comments and what other posters say - they will come round when they see how things pan out far better than they had hoped for. Some are simply born pessimists. Some seem to take pleasure in being negative and winding up others. The last category is the most concerning - those who turn every piece of news into a negative, they criticise the board, our manager, the players, the genuine Saints fans; they are usually rude, crude, abusive, immature and irrational and some of us suspect that they have nothing to do with Saints and are being completely disruptive. They also find ways of generating a load of thumbs up for their posts and multiple negatives for anyone who dare challenge them. We cannot allow them to dominate us. At the time of writing you seem to have avoided some of worst neggies out there - so far! nomorerumours
  • Score: 4

9:44pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ).

All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.
Bore...zzzzzzzzzz
Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.
You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet.


The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC)
is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain.

Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ).

http://international


championscup.com/
Jog on you little fake pr!ck and stick to playing FIFA on your games console.
I gave you your final warning several days ago - I have just reported you to The Echo. We need to clean up this site.
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: What's happened to the £ 100million raised from the sale of your top players ( it's probably neatly tucked up in a Swiss bank where Saints manager can't get at it ). All these loan deals and non-appearing super transfer deals definitely means that Saints will be be put up for sale soon.[/p][/quote]Bore...zzzzzzzzzz Lambert missed a penalty, Lallana out for 6 weeks, Lovren can't get a visa, Sturridge sent home with a hamstring injury, Gerrard moving to Spain, Count Dracula gone to Real Madrid.....oh dear, not looking to good at the moment is it....I bet Man Ure, Man City and Chelsea are p1ssing themselves laughing just like we are.[/p][/quote]You have due cause to worry , a week next Sunday we'll be seeing you at Anfield and I believe you haven't got a full team yet. The 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) is a friendly association football tournament played in the United States and Canada. It began on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when Olympiacos defeated Milan 3–0 at BMO Field in Toronto, and will end on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This tournament follows the 2013 edition and will be staged throughout the United States, with one match being held in Canada (Toronto). The participating teams are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United of England, Milan, Internazionale and Roma of Italy, Olympiacos of Greece and defending champions Real Madrid of Spain. Incidentally Liverpool are through to the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup (or ICC) after beating AC Milan, and are playing Man United in the final. This will be a warn-up game for when we see you on Sunday 17th August at Anfield ( incidentally will your new manager be playing that day, if you haven't filled all the team positions ). http://international championscup.com/[/p][/quote]Jog on you little fake pr!ck and stick to playing FIFA on your games console.[/p][/quote]I gave you your final warning several days ago - I have just reported you to The Echo. We need to clean up this site. nomorerumours
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Mon 4 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

jls217 wrote:
https://www.bsports.

com/statsinsights/fo

otball/southampton-s

upermarket-saints-ne

ed-add/3#.U9_YJJQTlT

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Interesting and the side doesn't look half bad, If we get them!!
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: https://www.bsports. com/statsinsights/fo otball/southampton-s upermarket-saints-ne ed-add/3#.U9_YJJQTlT Q[/p][/quote]Interesting and the side doesn't look half bad, If we get them!! J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Mon 4 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

If this story is true it is both hilarious and extremely concerning.

The Daily Record is reporting that free-agent Samaras, released by Celtic, 'has an offer from Southampton, but wants to wait to see what happens in terms of our stability before he considers it'.

If that really is true it is very troubling, both for the idea we would ever consider that guy, the fact we're looking at free agents when we have £100M in the bank, and the fact that he wouldn't run all the way from Glasgow to sign for us in the first place.

Please let this be completely made up nonsense (as I'm sure it is). Signing Samaras would be a statement of intent in totally the wrong way and I'd suggest it would only add to the discontent.

We dearly need good news and positive, impressive signings like Forster, Vlaar, Classe and the Argentinian guy.
If this story is true it is both hilarious and extremely concerning. The Daily Record is reporting that free-agent Samaras, released by Celtic, 'has an offer from Southampton, but wants to wait to see what happens in terms of our stability before he considers it'. If that really is true it is very troubling, both for the idea we would ever consider that guy, the fact we're looking at free agents when we have £100M in the bank, and the fact that he wouldn't run all the way from Glasgow to sign for us in the first place. Please let this be completely made up nonsense (as I'm sure it is). Signing Samaras would be a statement of intent in totally the wrong way and I'd suggest it would only add to the discontent. We dearly need good news and positive, impressive signings like Forster, Vlaar, Classe and the Argentinian guy. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

10:13pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

one in the crowd wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
You really are in denial.

You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ).

Open your eyes and see the real p
what complete rubbish!
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]You really are in denial. You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ). Open your eyes and see the real p[icture, the money gained from the sale of your top players isn't going to be spent on re-building your team it's in the bank and is staying there .[/p][/quote]what complete rubbish! nomorerumours
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10:23pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jls217 says...

nomorerumours wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week.
Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit.
The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday).
All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days.
It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical.
So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.
You really are in denial.

You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ).

Open your eyes and see the real p
what complete rubbish!
We've got approx 40m left to spend. We have to be careful how that is spent. Loan with an option takes a lot of the guesswork out purchasing of a player untried in the PL - where is the problem with caution and probity given the fact that we don't have a money tree?
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: Right, time to focus on positive things. RonKo felt that 2 to 3 signings were imminent and was hoping that at least one of them might have been completed over last weekend. That didn’t quite happen and the news has temporarily gone very quiet but that is not always a bad thing and we should give it a little longer. In fact because he stated, over the weekend, that cannot mean the following 3 players I am going to talk about as their possible signings cannot be completed until at least later this week. Two of these are Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster from Celtic who will be playing on Wednesday evening in their return Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. I have nothing against Celtic but it would help our cause if they are knocked out this week, which seems highly likely after losing their 1st leg 4-1. I think we can swoop then. Is that match live on TV or online anywhere? It would be good to watch Virgil and Fraser in action. It we do get them, at least they will both be match fit. The third player is Ron Vlaar. The media are reporting that he is in talks right now with Villa who are trying to offer him a new contract. So we know what that’s like having been on the receiving end of it several times this summer. Fingers crossed that Vlaar will want to renew his association with RonKo and that might be the stumbling block for Villa (who are in a pretty desperate financial position these days). We should learn more on this one tomorrow (Tuesday). All 3 players are high quality and would be excellent signings for us - RonKo has confirmed his strong interest in them. I’m sure that we can and will meet the fees and that will not get in the way of our being able to complete these deals. I think we are probably first in queue for all 3 but nothing is certain these days. It also looks like ManU and City need to offload several players to meet the FFP rules – could this actually help us and work in our favour this time? We have been linked with quite a few already. Amongst them, there is some surprising quality. Overall, I still believe that we will have 5 or 6 more signings + several loan deals completed well before the end of the window. The next few days will be critical. So, to end on a less serious note - there is every chance that Saints will be going Dutch. If we end up with 2 or 3 Dutchmen to add to the 2 (or 3) who played in the Dutch league we are in danger of being nicknamed Netherhampton! Perhaps Southerland would be better? In fact with 2 Celtic players we cannot ignore the Scottish influence. So all we need to do is take over Plymouth and we could become Argyl(l) and S(o)utherland!!! Thought I would get that in before any of the opposition.[/p][/quote]You really are in denial. You simply cannot see what others are seeing. Saints is being denied the funds to seriously go out into the market place and buy in proven players with talent. Instead, they are trying to fill the gaps with LOAN players who belong to other clubs ( except that Saints pay their low wages ). Open your eyes and see the real p[icture, the money gained from the sale of your top players isn't going to be spent on re-building your team it's in the bank and is staying there .[/p][/quote]what complete rubbish![/p][/quote]We've got approx 40m left to spend. We have to be careful how that is spent. Loan with an option takes a lot of the guesswork out purchasing of a player untried in the PL - where is the problem with caution and probity given the fact that we don't have a money tree? jls217
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