Southampton FC not planning bid for Brighton forward Solly March despite reports

Saints linked with £4m bid for Brighton winger Solly March

Saints linked with £4m bid for Brighton winger Solly March

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SAINTS are not planning a £4m deal for a Championship winger, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Reports in the national media this morning suggest Ronald Koeman is interested in Brighton winger Solly March.

It has been reported that the Saints boss manager is planning on signing the 20-year old who has risen up through the Albion’s youth squad.

However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will not be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster.

March made his debut with the AMEX stadium team last season when he came on towards the end of games against Derby County and Burnley.

He scored his first goal for the Albion when they beat Port Vale in a 3-1 win in an FA Cup fourth round match.

He was named for the England under-21 squad for this summer’s Toulon tournament but has missed the first two games of the season with a back injury.

The interest in March comes after the club completed the joint £18.5 million signings for Hull's Shame Long and Florin gardos from Steaua Bucharest.

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8:50am Fri 15 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.
I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 6

8:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

wagsta says...

See the DE has been trawling the SWF for its headlines again
See the DE has been trawling the SWF for its headlines again wagsta
  • Score: 4

9:01am Fri 15 Aug 14

Ozmosis says...

I thought this had already been bunked?
I thought this had already been bunked? Ozmosis
  • Score: 6

9:02am Fri 15 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Maybe they are late getting the news out again.
Maybe they are late getting the news out again. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

9:08am Fri 15 Aug 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

4:24pm Thursday 14th August 2014:

"The Daily Echo also understands that reports linking Saints with Brighton winger Solly March are wide of the mark."
4:24pm Thursday 14th August 2014: "The Daily Echo also understands that reports linking Saints with Brighton winger Solly March are wide of the mark." SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 6

9:11am Fri 15 Aug 14

Chapperall says...

Old news not interested
Old news not interested Chapperall
  • Score: 0

9:31am Fri 15 Aug 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Chapperall wrote:
Old news not interested
....... But interested enough to read it AND post a comment !!
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Old news not interested[/p][/quote]....... But interested enough to read it AND post a comment !! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 14

9:33am Fri 15 Aug 14

Blackwaterblue says...

Are the players coming in as good as the players going out? Will all the money raised by sales be spent on new players? Answers to those two question will tell you were your club is headed. Bring back the stripes!
Are the players coming in as good as the players going out? Will all the money raised by sales be spent on new players? Answers to those two question will tell you were your club is headed. Bring back the stripes! Blackwaterblue
  • Score: -13

9:34am Fri 15 Aug 14

malcher says...

BHA are currntly waiting for the results of a scan on Solly March's back ijury. He is also touted as Buckley's replacement after his move to Sunderland. So all in all this move is unlikely!
BHA are currntly waiting for the results of a scan on Solly March's back ijury. He is also touted as Buckley's replacement after his move to Sunderland. So all in all this move is unlikely! malcher
  • Score: 2

9:36am Fri 15 Aug 14

truelysaints says...

''However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster''. Exactly what does tis mean? They are or there not, or is it usual DE reporting?
''However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster''. Exactly what does tis mean? They are or there not, or is it usual DE reporting? truelysaints
  • Score: 8

9:39am Fri 15 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

The article contradicts itself
The article contradicts itself fascia123
  • Score: 7

9:39am Fri 15 Aug 14

Sussex Saint says...

"Shame Long" - "gardos" is a name and should have a Capital "G"

Shame on the proof reader
"Shame Long" - "gardos" is a name and should have a Capital "G" Shame on the proof reader Sussex Saint
  • Score: 8

9:40am Fri 15 Aug 14

EricMartin'sHat says...

BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.
BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's. EricMartin'sHat
  • Score: 6

9:51am Fri 15 Aug 14

mack chinnon says...

Gibberish.
Gibberish. mack chinnon
  • Score: 4

9:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

Breaking news

Saints move to a a new stadium has been shelved they are set to stay at the Dell say the Daily Echo.
Breaking news Saints move to a a new stadium has been shelved they are set to stay at the Dell say the Daily Echo. fascia123
  • Score: 11

9:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

truelysaints wrote:
''However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster''. Exactly what does tis mean? They are or there not, or is it usual DE reporting?
I agree lol when I read the article the second time I noticed that too.

Maybe a cut and paste botch up? Call the editor.
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: ''However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster''. Exactly what does tis mean? They are or there not, or is it usual DE reporting?[/p][/quote]I agree lol when I read the article the second time I noticed that too. Maybe a cut and paste botch up? Call the editor. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

10:04am Fri 15 Aug 14

warrens 76 says...

What a fantastic non story…next revelation Dinosours found alive proves to be untrue…just how small is the echo budget because the journalism is beyond hopeless.
What a fantastic non story…next revelation Dinosours found alive proves to be untrue…just how small is the echo budget because the journalism is beyond hopeless. warrens 76
  • Score: 7

10:15am Fri 15 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

Dear Echo. After this astonishing revelation, can we have a full list of everyone in the world we are not thinking of signing please. To make it easier for you, I accept you restricting the list to professional footballers.
Dear Echo. After this astonishing revelation, can we have a full list of everyone in the world we are not thinking of signing please. To make it easier for you, I accept you restricting the list to professional footballers. SaintJD
  • Score: 4

10:20am Fri 15 Aug 14

SaintJD says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.
Yeah, although he's contracted until 2018 so his buy out could be expensive. Not an awesome goals per game record either.

If we sign a winger I'd be happy with Redmond, but happier with Ben Arfa I think.

And, following a summer of people taking advantage of us, perhaps we should make a cheeky enquiry about Bolassie and Gale at Palace, even Scott Dann as an option.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.[/p][/quote]Yeah, although he's contracted until 2018 so his buy out could be expensive. Not an awesome goals per game record either. If we sign a winger I'd be happy with Redmond, but happier with Ben Arfa I think. And, following a summer of people taking advantage of us, perhaps we should make a cheeky enquiry about Bolassie and Gale at Palace, even Scott Dann as an option. SaintJD
  • Score: -4

10:27am Fri 15 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

SaintJD wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.
Yeah, although he's contracted until 2018 so his buy out could be expensive. Not an awesome goals per game record either.

If we sign a winger I'd be happy with Redmond, but happier with Ben Arfa I think.

And, following a summer of people taking advantage of us, perhaps we should make a cheeky enquiry about Bolassie and Gale at Palace, even Scott Dann as an option.
One I can't understand we have not looked at, unless it's wages, is Micah Richards, would cover right back and centre back?
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.[/p][/quote]Yeah, although he's contracted until 2018 so his buy out could be expensive. Not an awesome goals per game record either. If we sign a winger I'd be happy with Redmond, but happier with Ben Arfa I think. And, following a summer of people taking advantage of us, perhaps we should make a cheeky enquiry about Bolassie and Gale at Palace, even Scott Dann as an option.[/p][/quote]One I can't understand we have not looked at, unless it's wages, is Micah Richards, would cover right back and centre back? fascia123
  • Score: 4

10:29am Fri 15 Aug 14

Ozmosis says...

What has happened is they have re-hashed an article that was saying we were interested into one that says we aren't. However it's been done badly so it contradicts. Come on DE - sort it out
What has happened is they have re-hashed an article that was saying we were interested into one that says we aren't. However it's been done badly so it contradicts. Come on DE - sort it out Ozmosis
  • Score: 3

10:32am Fri 15 Aug 14

saint christopher says...

I'm fat but free. £10k a week and I'm yours.
I'm fat but free. £10k a week and I'm yours. saint christopher
  • Score: 3

10:37am Fri 15 Aug 14

chapelsaint says...

saint christopher wrote:
I'm fat but free. £10k a week and I'm yours.
10k a week and i'm anyones!
[quote][p][bold]saint christopher[/bold] wrote: I'm fat but free. £10k a week and I'm yours.[/p][/quote]10k a week and i'm anyones! chapelsaint
  • Score: 3

10:45am Fri 15 Aug 14

Blue means Success says...

EricMartin'sHat wrote:
BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.
It will always be called St Fairies though
[quote][p][bold]EricMartin'sHat[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.[/p][/quote]It will always be called St Fairies though Blue means Success
  • Score: -10

10:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

spratt says...

What pathetic reporting Echo. What the hell is it trying to say? Get behind the club - or as the politicians say - "put up or shut up"
What pathetic reporting Echo. What the hell is it trying to say? Get behind the club - or as the politicians say - "put up or shut up" spratt
  • Score: 1

11:12am Fri 15 Aug 14

jls217 says...

fascia123 wrote:
The article contradicts itself
How?
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: The article contradicts itself[/p][/quote]How? jls217
  • Score: 1

11:14am Fri 15 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Ozmosis wrote:
What has happened is they have re-hashed an article that was saying we were interested into one that says we aren't. However it's been done badly so it contradicts. Come on DE - sort it out
How does it contradict itself?
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: What has happened is they have re-hashed an article that was saying we were interested into one that says we aren't. However it's been done badly so it contradicts. Come on DE - sort it out[/p][/quote]How does it contradict itself? jls217
  • Score: 1

11:35am Fri 15 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

They have corrected the error.

However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will not be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster.

They have added not between will and be submitting
They have corrected the error. However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will not be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster. They have added not between will and be submitting fascia123
  • Score: 2

11:45am Fri 15 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

truelysaints wrote:
''However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster''. Exactly what does tis mean? They are or there not, or is it usual DE reporting?
Re read it again as it says will not be submitting a bid
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: ''However, the Daily Echo understands this is not the case and Saints will be submitting a bid to the Sussex club for the youngster''. Exactly what does tis mean? They are or there not, or is it usual DE reporting?[/p][/quote]Re read it again as it says will not be submitting a bid yellowcard
  • Score: -3

11:58am Fri 15 Aug 14

miltonarcher says...

SaintJD wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.
Yeah, although he's contracted until 2018 so his buy out could be expensive. Not an awesome goals per game record either.

If we sign a winger I'd be happy with Redmond, but happier with Ben Arfa I think.

And, following a summer of people taking advantage of us, perhaps we should make a cheeky enquiry about Bolassie and Gale at Palace, even Scott Dann as an option.
Yeah, Scott Dann, we could do with more mediocrity .
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I was hoping the Biabiany rumour was true, but I hear good things about this lad.[/p][/quote]Yeah, although he's contracted until 2018 so his buy out could be expensive. Not an awesome goals per game record either. If we sign a winger I'd be happy with Redmond, but happier with Ben Arfa I think. And, following a summer of people taking advantage of us, perhaps we should make a cheeky enquiry about Bolassie and Gale at Palace, even Scott Dann as an option.[/p][/quote]Yeah, Scott Dann, we could do with more mediocrity . miltonarcher
  • Score: 4

12:00pm Fri 15 Aug 14

knuckle dragger says...

I see the neggies have found something to moan about so just for the record, there was speculation Saints would put in a bid for Solly March and now the Echo is letting us know this is not the case.
I see the neggies have found something to moan about so just for the record, there was speculation Saints would put in a bid for Solly March and now the Echo is letting us know this is not the case. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Fri 15 Aug 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

Blue means Success wrote:
EricMartin'sHat wrote:
BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.
It will always be called St Fairies though
And you will always be a sh*t football club, and you will always be in the shadow of Southampton FC

FACT
[quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EricMartin'sHat[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.[/p][/quote]It will always be called St Fairies though[/p][/quote]And you will always be a sh*t football club, and you will always be in the shadow of Southampton FC FACT RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 3

1:08pm Fri 15 Aug 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE wrote:
Blue means Success wrote:
EricMartin'sHat wrote:
BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.
It will always be called St Fairies though
And you will always be a sh*t football club, and you will always be in the shadow of Southampton FC

FACT
Also nice name.....league 2 with out a pot to p*ss in and a window to throw it out off !!!! what success oh yes ripping of charity's
[quote][p][bold]RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue means Success[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EricMartin'sHat[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS…… Fairies don't exist, and Saints are not planning to build a big dipper on the roof at St Mary's.[/p][/quote]It will always be called St Fairies though[/p][/quote]And you will always be a sh*t football club, and you will always be in the shadow of Southampton FC FACT[/p][/quote]Also nice name.....league 2 with out a pot to p*ss in and a window to throw it out off !!!! what success oh yes ripping of charity's RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 3

2:08pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Alicesdad says...

BREAKING NEWS.
We are also NOT putting in bids for Messi, Van Persie, or anyone from the German World Cup winning team.
Echo exclusive.
BREAKING NEWS. We are also NOT putting in bids for Messi, Van Persie, or anyone from the German World Cup winning team. Echo exclusive. Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

2:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Jesus_02 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Chapperall wrote: Old news not interested
....... But interested enough to read it AND post a comment !!
it was hardly an essay
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Old news not interested[/p][/quote]....... But interested enough to read it AND post a comment !![/p][/quote]it was hardly an essay Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Jesus_02 says...

fascia123 wrote:
Breaking news Saints move to a a new stadium has been shelved they are set to stay at the Dell say the Daily Echo.
I heard that residants groups and local political issues where insurmountable depite the obvious merits of a new stadium at Stoneham Lane
[quote][p][bold]fascia123[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Saints move to a a new stadium has been shelved they are set to stay at the Dell say the Daily Echo.[/p][/quote]I heard that residants groups and local political issues where insurmountable depite the obvious merits of a new stadium at Stoneham Lane Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

3:17pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Dave Juson says...

What an amazing coincidence, I am not planning to buy a £4-million winger either.
Ronald Koeman and me: great minds thinking alike!
What an amazing coincidence, I am not planning to buy a £4-million winger either. Ronald Koeman and me: great minds thinking alike! Dave Juson
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Fri 15 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

It is just a cunning plan to get the other Clubs running round in circles trying to mop up anyone we getting mentioned as being interested in, keeps them on their toes and may be spending silly money for no good reason.
It is just a cunning plan to get the other Clubs running round in circles trying to mop up anyone we getting mentioned as being interested in, keeps them on their toes and may be spending silly money for no good reason. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:34pm Fri 15 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?feature=pl
ayer_embedded&v=HPZh
CE2f2EI saints should look at this kid one for the future
https://www.youtube. com/watch?feature=pl ayer_embedded&v=HPZh CE2f2EI saints should look at this kid one for the future yellowcard
  • Score: 0

9:17am Sat 16 Aug 14

lovegrove65 says...

SFC Latest -new janitorial team interviews today.
Poopie squad seen exiting minibus wearing boilersuits outside Staplewood
SFC Latest -new janitorial team interviews today. Poopie squad seen exiting minibus wearing boilersuits outside Staplewood lovegrove65
  • Score: 1

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