Frank McAvennie expects Saints targets Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk will leave Celtic

Fraser Forster

Fraser Forster

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Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has expressed concern about the direction the Scottish champions are heading.

New manager Ronny Deila suffered a disastrous third game in charge last week when his side were thrashed 4-1 in a Champions League qualifier against Legia Warsaw, who missed two penalties.

Deila has so far only brought in free agent goalkeeper Craig Gordon and out-of-favour Cardiff forward Jo Inge Berget on loan, with forwards Georgios Samaras and Tony Watt departed and both Scott Brown and James Forrest injured.

Speculation is mounting that goalkeeper Fraser Forster – a summer target for Saints – and centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who has continually been linked with a move to St Mary’s, will depart – especially if Celtic fail to turn round their three-goal deficit at Murrayfield on Wednesday.

Celtic struggled in the Champions League group stages last season after the summer departures of striker Gary Hooper and midfielder Victor Wanyama, who was signed by Saints, and McAvennie believes the club are in danger of losing disillusioned fans if they do not invest in the team.

McAvennie said: ''I'm worried about the season if they don't get through on Wednesday. The fans are only going to take so much if the club is not investing.

''If they don't win on Wednesday I think they will lose van Dijk and Forster, and from what I hear there's a few more want to leave.

''Celtic have got to invest. I don't know who Ronny Deila is.

''I'm worried about Celtic because this is not the Celtic I know.

''I know a lot of people who have boxes and season tickets at Celtic and they are not taking them out this year. That was (because of) last year's team. Nobody is going to watch them if some of those players leave.

''If Gordon is fit, he's a top-class keeper so if they get good money for Forster, they should take it.

''But I don't think they have anyone to take van Dijk's place. There's obviously no-one in the reserves or youngsters because they got battered by Tottenham.''

Alarm bells started ringing for McAvennie when Neil Lennon quit after more than four years as manager following the end of last season.

''I had a feeling he was going to go,'' the former West Ham player said. ''I thought he was going to go to Newcastle because Alan Pardew was under pressure. But Newcastle went and gave him investment and he has bought players and they might have a good season now.

''That's what happens when you back the manager. Celtic never backed Lenny.''

Berget went straight into the team in Poland two days after signing while last season's main strikers, Leigh Griffiths and Anthony Stokes, started on the bench. And McAvennie feels that was a strange decision on two counts.

''One good striker makes all the difference, but they brought in another boy who couldn't get a game for Cardiff and he made the team,'' he said. ''It's not good for morale if they are putting him right in the team.''

However, he still feels Celtic have a chance of turning round their deficit.

''If you can get the ball to Kris Commons and get Griffiths and Stokes playing, then they have a chance. They scored four, it could have been six or seven, but I'm sure Celtic have a better team than them so there's no reason why they shouldn't beat them.''

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8:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

I just posted the following on an earlier Echo report and then found this headline. Fingers crossed.

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.
I just posted the following on an earlier Echo report and then found this headline. Fingers crossed. 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: 35

8:13pm Mon 4 Aug 14

christian-saint says...

Think we will get Forster and Van Dijk and probably 3 dodgy loan players in. Should be enough for us to stay in the PL but not too exciting. I think Forster will be good but a Celtic defender from that high quality SPL? Think Jos Hooiveld. Actually, these 2, plus Hooiveld, Boruc and Wanyama would mean we would have 5 Celtic players. Is that not a little frightening!?
Think we will get Forster and Van Dijk and probably 3 dodgy loan players in. Should be enough for us to stay in the PL but not too exciting. I think Forster will be good but a Celtic defender from that high quality SPL? Think Jos Hooiveld. Actually, these 2, plus Hooiveld, Boruc and Wanyama would mean we would have 5 Celtic players. Is that not a little frightening!? christian-saint
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Mon 4 Aug 14

will2ksaints says...

Didn't koeman say something like 2 or 3 new faces by this time next week after the Brighton game? Not the weekend as some people are saying.
Didn't koeman say something like 2 or 3 new faces by this time next week after the Brighton game? Not the weekend as some people are saying. will2ksaints
  • Score: 13

8:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

will2ksaints wrote:
Didn't koeman say something like 2 or 3 new faces by this time next week after the Brighton game? Not the weekend as some people are saying.
Yes he did and then he said over the weekend on Friday but a few days here or there is not important provided we can secure them quickly.
[quote][p][bold]will2ksaints[/bold] wrote: Didn't koeman say something like 2 or 3 new faces by this time next week after the Brighton game? Not the weekend as some people are saying.[/p][/quote]Yes he did and then he said over the weekend on Friday but a few days here or there is not important provided we can secure them quickly. nomorerumours
  • Score: 12

9:15pm Mon 4 Aug 14

montyplum says...

If LR and RK don't get a serious wiggle on before 17th August ALL the players that we are being linked with would have joined other clubs or even stayed put....hence Rodwell...I know the saints keep things quiet
But it does get abit concerning with 100 mill in the bank and we seem to be penny pinching at 10 mill for ronjo.
If LR and RK don't get a serious wiggle on before 17th August ALL the players that we are being linked with would have joined other clubs or even stayed put....hence Rodwell...I know the saints keep things quiet But it does get abit concerning with 100 mill in the bank and we seem to be penny pinching at 10 mill for ronjo. montyplum
  • Score: -7

6:12am Tue 5 Aug 14

Sammy2sheds says...

nomorerumours wrote:
I just posted the following on an earlier Echo report and then found this headline. Fingers crossed.

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.
Yeah and it was boring on the other thread to.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: I just posted the following on an earlier Echo report and then found this headline. Fingers crossed. 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]Yeah and it was boring on the other thread to. Sammy2sheds
  • Score: -15

7:18am Tue 5 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

Sammy2Sheds

Stop it!!! why do you have to be nasty when something sensible is posted? I gave thumbs up as it's informal, many times you have a mad moment and you have a need to put your bite in because of your streak of WUM in your body well do I have news for you?
I have Emailed Les Reed and told him of the anxiousness and concerns of Southampton FC Supporters and I've had a reply, it's fair to say it's wasn't answered by him directly but I can tell you the Club is well aware of the needs and anxiety of the Supporters for Southampton FC and are working tirelessly to bring the best to to the Club, something I have always assumed, as you should know Sammy when you go to work it's not always 9 to 5 and running a professional Football Club especially in the Premiership must be hard work not physically but mentally, the misery and torture that everyone who cares about Southampton FC has endured must now be part of history of the Club and you Sammy can help raise the spirit by being positive for the rest of the season and also respect most of the posters with the exception of LFCalways and ONE IN THE CROWD, save all your energy to give them the abuse they so richly deserve, think about it Sammy these 2 are where you should direct all your nasty sarcastic remarks and be positive to all the genuine sensible Saints Supporters who take time to post on here whether you agree or disagree, if you disagree try to be productive and make your point or you will be savaged the minute it shows on here, I believe you want to be loved like I do it is very nice and probably the only time I wasn't all of the time was when I was the man in black, so Sammy be nice and you won't be treated like you are someone from the Funny Farm.
Sammy2Sheds Stop it!!! why do you have to be nasty when something sensible is posted? I gave thumbs up as it's informal, many times you have a mad moment and you have a need to put your bite in because of your streak of WUM in your body well do I have news for you? I have Emailed Les Reed and told him of the anxiousness and concerns of Southampton FC Supporters and I've had a reply, it's fair to say it's wasn't answered by him directly but I can tell you the Club is well aware of the needs and anxiety of the Supporters for Southampton FC and are working tirelessly to bring the best to to the Club, something I have always assumed, as you should know Sammy when you go to work it's not always 9 to 5 and running a professional Football Club especially in the Premiership must be hard work not physically but mentally, the misery and torture that everyone who cares about Southampton FC has endured must now be part of history of the Club and you Sammy can help raise the spirit by being positive for the rest of the season and also respect most of the posters with the exception of LFCalways and ONE IN THE CROWD, save all your energy to give them the abuse they so richly deserve, think about it Sammy these 2 are where you should direct all your nasty sarcastic remarks and be positive to all the genuine sensible Saints Supporters who take time to post on here whether you agree or disagree, if you disagree try to be productive and make your point or you will be savaged the minute it shows on here, I believe you want to be loved like I do it is very nice and probably the only time I wasn't all of the time was when I was the man in black, so Sammy be nice and you won't be treated like you are someone from the Funny Farm. Malcombe
  • Score: 6

7:48am Tue 5 Aug 14

nomorerumours says...

Malcombe wrote:
Sammy2Sheds

Stop it!!! why do you have to be nasty when something sensible is posted? I gave thumbs up as it's informal, many times you have a mad moment and you have a need to put your bite in because of your streak of WUM in your body well do I have news for you?
I have Emailed Les Reed and told him of the anxiousness and concerns of Southampton FC Supporters and I've had a reply, it's fair to say it's wasn't answered by him directly but I can tell you the Club is well aware of the needs and anxiety of the Supporters for Southampton FC and are working tirelessly to bring the best to to the Club, something I have always assumed, as you should know Sammy when you go to work it's not always 9 to 5 and running a professional Football Club especially in the Premiership must be hard work not physically but mentally, the misery and torture that everyone who cares about Southampton FC has endured must now be part of history of the Club and you Sammy can help raise the spirit by being positive for the rest of the season and also respect most of the posters with the exception of LFCalways and ONE IN THE CROWD, save all your energy to give them the abuse they so richly deserve, think about it Sammy these 2 are where you should direct all your nasty sarcastic remarks and be positive to all the genuine sensible Saints Supporters who take time to post on here whether you agree or disagree, if you disagree try to be productive and make your point or you will be savaged the minute it shows on here, I believe you want to be loved like I do it is very nice and probably the only time I wasn't all of the time was when I was the man in black, so Sammy be nice and you won't be treated like you are someone from the Funny Farm.
Thank you Malcombe - very well put. I hope he mends his ways.
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Sammy2Sheds Stop it!!! why do you have to be nasty when something sensible is posted? I gave thumbs up as it's informal, many times you have a mad moment and you have a need to put your bite in because of your streak of WUM in your body well do I have news for you? I have Emailed Les Reed and told him of the anxiousness and concerns of Southampton FC Supporters and I've had a reply, it's fair to say it's wasn't answered by him directly but I can tell you the Club is well aware of the needs and anxiety of the Supporters for Southampton FC and are working tirelessly to bring the best to to the Club, something I have always assumed, as you should know Sammy when you go to work it's not always 9 to 5 and running a professional Football Club especially in the Premiership must be hard work not physically but mentally, the misery and torture that everyone who cares about Southampton FC has endured must now be part of history of the Club and you Sammy can help raise the spirit by being positive for the rest of the season and also respect most of the posters with the exception of LFCalways and ONE IN THE CROWD, save all your energy to give them the abuse they so richly deserve, think about it Sammy these 2 are where you should direct all your nasty sarcastic remarks and be positive to all the genuine sensible Saints Supporters who take time to post on here whether you agree or disagree, if you disagree try to be productive and make your point or you will be savaged the minute it shows on here, I believe you want to be loved like I do it is very nice and probably the only time I wasn't all of the time was when I was the man in black, so Sammy be nice and you won't be treated like you are someone from the Funny Farm.[/p][/quote]Thank you Malcombe - very well put. I hope he mends his ways. nomorerumours
  • Score: 5

8:06am Tue 5 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

Sammy2Sheds stop it!! nomorerumours post is positive and I gave it thumbs up but it's time you answered with more positivity and post constructive comments rather than wanting to join a few in the WUM Club, if you must take a bite aim it at LFCalways and one in the crowd who so richly deserves to be ridiculed and humiliated with there brand of nonsense.

Sammy now is the time to lift the spirits of the Southampton FC Supporters when you comment after the misery and torture over the last few months which is now history and everyone moves on, but do I have news for you. I Emailed Les Reed to make him aware of the anxiety of the Supporters and I've had a reply it's fair to say not directly from him but the Board are fully aware of the needs and assurance the Supporters require and are working tirelessly to bring the best to the Club which I've always believed. Sammy you must know not all jobs are 9 to 5 often it's endless and running a Professional Football Club must be hard work not necessarily physically but mentally so when you feel the need to be a bit silly with a comment think more positive and be loved, it's nice to be loved and I believe you want to be loved, probably my moment of being unloved was when I was the Man in Black but I know what I prefer and you too can appreciate it if you resist sarcasm, we do not have to agree with every comment but if we disagree and need to respond it's the time to show we are intelligent people and Sammy I think you are.
Sammy2Sheds stop it!! nomorerumours post is positive and I gave it thumbs up but it's time you answered with more positivity and post constructive comments rather than wanting to join a few in the WUM Club, if you must take a bite aim it at LFCalways and one in the crowd who so richly deserves to be ridiculed and humiliated with there brand of nonsense. Sammy now is the time to lift the spirits of the Southampton FC Supporters when you comment after the misery and torture over the last few months which is now history and everyone moves on, but do I have news for you. I Emailed Les Reed to make him aware of the anxiety of the Supporters and I've had a reply it's fair to say not directly from him but the Board are fully aware of the needs and assurance the Supporters require and are working tirelessly to bring the best to the Club which I've always believed. Sammy you must know not all jobs are 9 to 5 often it's endless and running a Professional Football Club must be hard work not necessarily physically but mentally so when you feel the need to be a bit silly with a comment think more positive and be loved, it's nice to be loved and I believe you want to be loved, probably my moment of being unloved was when I was the Man in Black but I know what I prefer and you too can appreciate it if you resist sarcasm, we do not have to agree with every comment but if we disagree and need to respond it's the time to show we are intelligent people and Sammy I think you are. Malcombe
  • Score: 3

8:22am Tue 5 Aug 14

NC Fan4Life says...

I am not sure that van Dijk is good enough or any better than Hoover or Fonte, but we still need TWO top CB's, Vlaar is getting older & slower but he would fill a temporary gap until we can find an even better one.

Signing Forster would be good as I believe Artur will be released if a good fee is offered.

A top STRIKER is also URGENT, Samaras is not good enough but OK for cover if he is on a free. Hernandez would be good but don't think we can attract him.

Come on Les do it now as the time is now up, top quality players for these these 4 positions must be signed in next three days to give them game time in Saturdays friendly, or certainly before we meet Liverpool.

COYR&WS
I am not sure that van Dijk is good enough or any better than Hoover or Fonte, but we still need TWO top CB's, Vlaar is getting older & slower but he would fill a temporary gap until we can find an even better one. Signing Forster would be good as I believe Artur will be released if a good fee is offered. A top STRIKER is also URGENT, Samaras is not good enough but OK for cover if he is on a free. Hernandez would be good but don't think we can attract him. Come on Les do it now as the time is now up, top quality players for these these 4 positions must be signed in next three days to give them game time in Saturdays friendly, or certainly before we meet Liverpool. COYR&WS NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

10:55am Tue 5 Aug 14

st.ranger says...

christian-saint wrote:
Think we will get Forster and Van Dijk and probably 3 dodgy loan players in. Should be enough for us to stay in the PL but not too exciting. I think Forster will be good but a Celtic defender from that high quality SPL? Think Jos Hooiveld. Actually, these 2, plus Hooiveld, Boruc and Wanyama would mean we would have 5 Celtic players. Is that not a little frightening!?
Certainly is, Boruc has had hismoments but is generally quite reasonable if not confidence inspiring; hoover seems to get booked quickly and then avoids defending in case he gets offed; Victor needs to put a lot more effort into tracking back or at least not losingt the ball! Forster would be a great addition but van Dijk is not much better than Hoover, and Smaras has no work ethic whatsoever - why should he work for his easy money when the SPL is pretty much L2/conf apart froma few teams and players scattered across the rest.
[quote][p][bold]christian-saint[/bold] wrote: Think we will get Forster and Van Dijk and probably 3 dodgy loan players in. Should be enough for us to stay in the PL but not too exciting. I think Forster will be good but a Celtic defender from that high quality SPL? Think Jos Hooiveld. Actually, these 2, plus Hooiveld, Boruc and Wanyama would mean we would have 5 Celtic players. Is that not a little frightening!?[/p][/quote]Certainly is, Boruc has had hismoments but is generally quite reasonable if not confidence inspiring; hoover seems to get booked quickly and then avoids defending in case he gets offed; Victor needs to put a lot more effort into tracking back or at least not losingt the ball! Forster would be a great addition but van Dijk is not much better than Hoover, and Smaras has no work ethic whatsoever - why should he work for his easy money when the SPL is pretty much L2/conf apart froma few teams and players scattered across the rest. st.ranger
  • Score: -1

7:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

all these little friendships forming between certain clubs! i can see the day where clubs like brands will be owned by a few major hedge fund sponsored groups! the likes of saints and celtic will be in a football poundland, (bring them out for a nice romantic cup run, before putting them back in the box for the old faithfuls)...while an assistant will have to be called if you want to reach for the arsenal-spurs-liverp
ool shirt hanging off the ceiling like at sports-direct. its pass the parcel now folks!
all these little friendships forming between certain clubs! i can see the day where clubs like brands will be owned by a few major hedge fund sponsored groups! the likes of saints and celtic will be in a football poundland, (bring them out for a nice romantic cup run, before putting them back in the box for the old faithfuls)...while an assistant will have to be called if you want to reach for the arsenal-spurs-liverp ool shirt hanging off the ceiling like at sports-direct. its pass the parcel now folks! lastminmoran
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