Fonte delighted that Schneiderlin hasn't joined the great St Mary's summer exodus

Morgan Schneiderlin is congratulated by Steven Davis, Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida after scoring his first goal at West Ham

Morgan Schneiderlin is congratulated by Steven Davis, Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida after scoring his first goal at West Ham

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Jose Fonte has praised the professionalism of Morgan Schneiderlin and is delighted the midfielder didn’t join the great summer exodus from St Mary’s.

France international Schneiderlin looks set to remain a Saints player by the time the transfer window closes tonight, despite interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham.

However, the 24-year-old’s future had looked deeply uncertain just a few weeks ago, after a Twitter outburst that came in the wake of him being told he would not be sold this summer.

But Schneiderlin has since put that frustration behind him, accepted the club’s decision and started all three of their Premier League games this season, scoring twice in Saturday’s 3-1 win at West Ham, before declaring that he remains committed to Saints.

Fonte said: “He’s a great player. We know that for sure, because we train with him every day and we play with him.

“Again, he showed why there’s so much interest in him, so we are pleased that he’s still here, and we hope that he keeps being here.

“You saw he keeps his head down and he does what he has to do. He’s a professional.

“Obviously, these things can sometimes play with your mind, but he’s been a very good professional, very good for us, and we are just glad that we still have him.”

Saints skipper Fonte also praised the performance of Graziano Pelle, who scored the team’s third at Upton Park.

That effort that marked his first Premier League strike, and his second goal of the week, after netting in the League Cup win at Millwall.

“It’s good for his confidence, obviously, two goals in two games,” said Fonte. “That’s exactly what he needed.

“He’s been working hard, he works very hard in games as well, defending, so we are pleased for him and we hope he can get more.

“He’s a handful, as you can see. He’s strong and big, he’s good with his feet as well, so hopefully he can get a few goals for us.”

Saints were utterly dominant during much of Saturday’s match, and Fonte agreed it was a well-deserved win.

“The first 25, 30 minutes we started bright, we started well, dominating possession like we normally do,” he said.

“Until their goal, we were completely comfortable.

“The goal, from our point of view, was a little bit soft. We lost the ball in the middle of the park, and then a deflection – we were a bit unlucky.

“But we reacted well, and that’s the most important thing. Getting the goal before half-time was very important as well.

“Then, in the second half, the team really believed and we expressed ourselves and our football, the way we play, and the way we want to play, and we dominated the game.

“At the end, it was comfortable, but we need to keep moving and keep wanting more, because it’s only three points.

“It’s a good start to the season, but it’s a very long and tough season.”

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6:23am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?
I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he? KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 7

6:32am Mon 1 Sep 14

JMC says...

16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more
16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more JMC
  • Score: 0

6:44am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain....


http://www.footballf
ancast.com/football-
news/tottenham-hotsp
ur-and-southampton-f
inally-agree-to-nego
tiate-player-swap
Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain.... http://www.footballf ancast.com/football- news/tottenham-hotsp ur-and-southampton-f inally-agree-to-nego tiate-player-swap KiwiSaint74
  • Score: -15

6:50am Mon 1 Sep 14

costa gaz says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain....


http://www.footballf

ancast.com/football-

news/tottenham-hotsp

ur-and-southampton-f

inally-agree-to-nego

tiate-player-swap
Can't wait for midnight........ shut this bloody window.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain.... http://www.footballf ancast.com/football- news/tottenham-hotsp ur-and-southampton-f inally-agree-to-nego tiate-player-swap[/p][/quote]Can't wait for midnight........ shut this bloody window. costa gaz
  • Score: 10

6:50am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

JMC wrote:
16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more
If that were true, I imagine they would be removing this story and it's headline pronto!
[quote][p][bold]JMC[/bold] wrote: 16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more[/p][/quote]If that were true, I imagine they would be removing this story and it's headline pronto! KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 6

6:55am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

costa gaz wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain....


http://www.footballf


ancast.com/football-


news/tottenham-hotsp


ur-and-southampton-f


inally-agree-to-nego


tiate-player-swap
Can't wait for midnight........ shut this bloody window.
Would be good to get a winger or striker in before it closes, but I agree, can't wait for the uncertainty to be over!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain.... http://www.footballf ancast.com/football- news/tottenham-hotsp ur-and-southampton-f inally-agree-to-nego tiate-player-swap[/p][/quote]Can't wait for midnight........ shut this bloody window.[/p][/quote]Would be good to get a winger or striker in before it closes, but I agree, can't wait for the uncertainty to be over! KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

7:09am Mon 1 Sep 14

milton road says...

Can't see Rodriguez going, he is still not fit and no one knows whether the injury has effected his ability long term. So who is going to take the risk. This is just a news story, I actually do not rate Townsend that much a couple fo good games out of about 30. The guy ws all media hype and Spurs fans thought he was awful yesterday.
Can't see Rodriguez going, he is still not fit and no one knows whether the injury has effected his ability long term. So who is going to take the risk. This is just a news story, I actually do not rate Townsend that much a couple fo good games out of about 30. The guy ws all media hype and Spurs fans thought he was awful yesterday. milton road
  • Score: 9

7:12am Mon 1 Sep 14

costa gaz says...

Porto's Diego Capel mentioned again... season long loan, would prefer him to Townsend.
Porto's Diego Capel mentioned again... season long loan, would prefer him to Townsend. costa gaz
  • Score: 12

7:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Great news that he's staying he is key to all we do. Come January Ron will have had chance to get close to him like MoPo did.
Great news that he's staying he is key to all we do. Come January Ron will have had chance to get close to him like MoPo did. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 12

7:22am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

milton road wrote:
Can't see Rodriguez going, he is still not fit and no one knows whether the injury has effected his ability long term. So who is going to take the risk. This is just a news story, I actually do not rate Townsend that much a couple fo good games out of about 30. The guy ws all media hype and Spurs fans thought he was awful yesterday.
I can't see him going either. Like a lot of the reports this summer, this is a rumor but I couldn't help but wonder the reaction if it happened. I heard that Townsend got dispossessed and it lead to a goal during the Liverpool game! To be honest I don't know why the Townsend transfer rumor didn't die when we told them repeatedly we weren't letting Spyder go.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Can't see Rodriguez going, he is still not fit and no one knows whether the injury has effected his ability long term. So who is going to take the risk. This is just a news story, I actually do not rate Townsend that much a couple fo good games out of about 30. The guy ws all media hype and Spurs fans thought he was awful yesterday.[/p][/quote]I can't see him going either. Like a lot of the reports this summer, this is a rumor but I couldn't help but wonder the reaction if it happened. I heard that Townsend got dispossessed and it lead to a goal during the Liverpool game! To be honest I don't know why the Townsend transfer rumor didn't die when we told them repeatedly we weren't letting Spyder go. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 7

7:24am Mon 1 Sep 14

Abbey Saint says...

There was a manager called Pochinetto
Who never had a plan B'o
Strive as he might
The spurs were still ****
And so they lost 3'o

So he thinks he can just sign our best players
And everything will turn out just right
But he forgets that he's manager of Tottenham,
And spurs will always be ****
There was a manager called Pochinetto Who never had a plan B'o Strive as he might The spurs were still **** And so they lost 3'o So he thinks he can just sign our best players And everything will turn out just right But he forgets that he's manager of Tottenham, And spurs will always be **** Abbey Saint
  • Score: 17

7:26am Mon 1 Sep 14

Chipmonk1 says...

costa gaz wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain....


http://www.footballf


ancast.com/football-


news/tottenham-hotsp


ur-and-southampton-f


inally-agree-to-nego


tiate-player-swap
Can't wait for midnight........ shut this bloody window.
I'm in complete agreement with you for a change Gaz. Happy if the squad is added to but more importantly don't want any exits. This is not good for my nerves. Can't see Spider going though after the recent comments from both skipper and gaffer not to mention the man himself. Not sure Andross would be good signing either but if he comes I will support him.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: Hot off the press and all of a sudden more certain.... http://www.footballf ancast.com/football- news/tottenham-hotsp ur-and-southampton-f inally-agree-to-nego tiate-player-swap[/p][/quote]Can't wait for midnight........ shut this bloody window.[/p][/quote]I'm in complete agreement with you for a change Gaz. Happy if the squad is added to but more importantly don't want any exits. This is not good for my nerves. Can't see Spider going though after the recent comments from both skipper and gaffer not to mention the man himself. Not sure Andross would be good signing either but if he comes I will support him. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 9

7:27am Mon 1 Sep 14

costa gaz says...

Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true. costa gaz
  • Score: 19

7:30am Mon 1 Sep 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Must keep Morgan, J-Rod and Jack today.

Sign Alderweireld, plus a pacy top quality Winger with a good cross (Mane, Redmond, Capel or the like)

Also a proven Goalscorer on Loan would be good.

Get these 3 in today, then we are talking and should be better than last season !!

Last busy day Les keep going to 11.00pm !
Must keep Morgan, J-Rod and Jack today. Sign Alderweireld, plus a pacy top quality Winger with a good cross (Mane, Redmond, Capel or the like) Also a proven Goalscorer on Loan would be good. Get these 3 in today, then we are talking and should be better than last season !! Last busy day Les keep going to 11.00pm ! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 14

7:32am Mon 1 Sep 14

Chipmonk1 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Saying on twitter due to arrive in 1.5 hours for medical with Saints.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true.[/p][/quote]Saying on twitter due to arrive in 1.5 hours for medical with Saints. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 5

7:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Saying on twitter due to arrive in 1.5 hours for medical with Saints.
Talk about last minute signing!
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true.[/p][/quote]Saying on twitter due to arrive in 1.5 hours for medical with Saints.[/p][/quote]Talk about last minute signing! KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

7:46am Mon 1 Sep 14

Chipmonk1 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
Chipmonk1 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Saying on twitter due to arrive in 1.5 hours for medical with Saints.
Talk about last minute signing!
I suspect like so many of our other targets he was hoping a "big club" would come for him. If he does sign I can see Hoover going.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true.[/p][/quote]Saying on twitter due to arrive in 1.5 hours for medical with Saints.[/p][/quote]Talk about last minute signing![/p][/quote]I suspect like so many of our other targets he was hoping a "big club" would come for him. If he does sign I can see Hoover going. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 3

7:54am Mon 1 Sep 14

AdamG10 says...

Fingers crossed we land Toby. I just hope we don't get Townsend. I saw him play in Cyprus a couple of weeks ago in the Europa league and he was awful. I'd rather Mane or Redmond. Come on Les keep it going. Not long now.
Fingers crossed we land Toby. I just hope we don't get Townsend. I saw him play in Cyprus a couple of weeks ago in the Europa league and he was awful. I'd rather Mane or Redmond. Come on Les keep it going. Not long now. AdamG10
  • Score: 7

8:01am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Did anyone else watching the replay of Spyder's first goal see Pelle get a head to it before going in? Looked like he did to me.
Did anyone else watching the replay of Spyder's first goal see Pelle get a head to it before going in? Looked like he did to me. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 7

8:07am Mon 1 Sep 14

redandy10 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Just the type of signing we need, a quality centre back!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true.[/p][/quote]Just the type of signing we need, a quality centre back! redandy10
  • Score: 5

8:10am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

redandy10 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Just the type of signing we need, a quality centre back!
I'm happy about this signing. He is a quality CB, but he has been on the bench for some time now. It might take him some time in training to get up to par if Florin is anything to go by.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true.[/p][/quote]Just the type of signing we need, a quality centre back![/p][/quote]I'm happy about this signing. He is a quality CB, but he has been on the bench for some time now. It might take him some time in training to get up to par if Florin is anything to go by. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 5

8:16am Mon 1 Sep 14

jls217 says...

Just found this doing the rounds.


http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/t
ransfer-news/crystal
-palace-transfer-new
s-jack-4142053?

fantastic news.
Just found this doing the rounds. http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/crystal -palace-transfer-new s-jack-4142053? fantastic news. jls217
  • Score: -3

8:20am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
Must keep Morgan, J-Rod and Jack today.

Sign Alderweireld, plus a pacy top quality Winger with a good cross (Mane, Redmond, Capel or the like)

Also a proven Goalscorer on Loan would be good.

Get these 3 in today, then we are talking and should be better than last season !!

Last busy day Les keep going to 11.00pm !
Looks like Palace have given up on Corky.

Jack Cork will stay at Southampton after Crystal Palace had a last minute £6m bid turned down.

Cork is in the final year of his contract but Saints are ready to risk him leaving for free rather than selling now.


http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/t
ransfer-news/crystal
-palace-transfer-new
s-jack-4142053#ixzz3
C2sObpjn
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Must keep Morgan, J-Rod and Jack today. Sign Alderweireld, plus a pacy top quality Winger with a good cross (Mane, Redmond, Capel or the like) Also a proven Goalscorer on Loan would be good. Get these 3 in today, then we are talking and should be better than last season !! Last busy day Les keep going to 11.00pm ![/p][/quote]Looks like Palace have given up on Corky. Jack Cork will stay at Southampton after Crystal Palace had a last minute £6m bid turned down. Cork is in the final year of his contract but Saints are ready to risk him leaving for free rather than selling now. http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/crystal -palace-transfer-new s-jack-4142053#ixzz3 C2sObpjn KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 2

8:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

jls217 says...

Seems to edging up to a done deal with medical today according to this report.

http://sportwitness.
ning.com/forum/topic
s/southampton-in-for
-busy-deadline-day-d
eal-agreed-late-last
-night

Just how good he is I don't know but in FM he gets way better than average on most aspects of his game.
Seems to edging up to a done deal with medical today according to this report. http://sportwitness. ning.com/forum/topic s/southampton-in-for -busy-deadline-day-d eal-agreed-late-last -night Just how good he is I don't know but in FM he gets way better than average on most aspects of his game. jls217
  • Score: 1

8:22am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

jls217 wrote:
Just found this doing the rounds.


http://www.mirror.co

.uk/sport/football/t

ransfer-news/crystal

-palace-transfer-new

s-jack-4142053?

fantastic news.
Whoops apologies I double quoted you there bro!!
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Just found this doing the rounds. http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/crystal -palace-transfer-new s-jack-4142053? fantastic news.[/p][/quote]Whoops apologies I double quoted you there bro!! KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 0

8:26am Mon 1 Sep 14

Chipmonk1 says...

On a completely different note. I have read on a number of sources that Gerrard is upset Suarez engineered his exit. WTF? Is that not the definition of hypocrisy? I hope he lectured AL and Donowt Lovren about their behaviour and gave them what for. I used to have a soft spot fot Gerrard and LFC not anymore.
On a completely different note. I have read on a number of sources that Gerrard is upset Suarez engineered his exit. WTF? Is that not the definition of hypocrisy? I hope he lectured AL and Donowt Lovren about their behaviour and gave them what for. I used to have a soft spot fot Gerrard and LFC not anymore. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 13

8:31am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Chipmonk1 wrote:
On a completely different note. I have read on a number of sources that Gerrard is upset Suarez engineered his exit. WTF? Is that not the definition of hypocrisy? I hope he lectured AL and Donowt Lovren about their behaviour and gave them what for. I used to have a soft spot fot Gerrard and LFC not anymore.
Well said. I'm not much of a fan of hypocrisy either.
[quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: On a completely different note. I have read on a number of sources that Gerrard is upset Suarez engineered his exit. WTF? Is that not the definition of hypocrisy? I hope he lectured AL and Donowt Lovren about their behaviour and gave them what for. I used to have a soft spot fot Gerrard and LFC not anymore.[/p][/quote]Well said. I'm not much of a fan of hypocrisy either. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 5

8:39am Mon 1 Sep 14

jls217 says...

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/n
ews/manchester-unite
d-signing-marcos-roj
o-4124973?

Just how close we got to signing him I don't know but I think we had a very lucky escape as it would have almost certainly been doomed to fail - take a look at this and breathe a sigh of relief.
http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/n ews/manchester-unite d-signing-marcos-roj o-4124973? Just how close we got to signing him I don't know but I think we had a very lucky escape as it would have almost certainly been doomed to fail - take a look at this and breathe a sigh of relief. jls217
  • Score: 3

8:53am Mon 1 Sep 14

redandy10 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night.
This would be very good if true.
Just the type of signing we need, a quality centre back!
I'm happy about this signing. He is a quality CB, but he has been on the bench for some time now. It might take him some time in training to get up to par if Florin is anything to go by.
We've made some really good signings this summer, a fit Alderweireld would give us a bit more depth.

I think we have a jewel in Ron. You wait and see what a good job he'll do once he's got his feet even wetter in the Premiership. He walked into a complete mess and has gone quietly about fixing it, in a calm and methodical fashion.

Good times ahead with Ron at the helm!!!
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Is Alderweireld about to be confirmed, according to Spanish media, a deal was agreed late last night. This would be very good if true.[/p][/quote]Just the type of signing we need, a quality centre back![/p][/quote]I'm happy about this signing. He is a quality CB, but he has been on the bench for some time now. It might take him some time in training to get up to par if Florin is anything to go by.[/p][/quote]We've made some really good signings this summer, a fit Alderweireld would give us a bit more depth. I think we have a jewel in Ron. You wait and see what a good job he'll do once he's got his feet even wetter in the Premiership. He walked into a complete mess and has gone quietly about fixing it, in a calm and methodical fashion. Good times ahead with Ron at the helm!!! redandy10
  • Score: 16

8:57am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alicesdad says...

How long is left on Morgans contract?

Morgan will go . .. the MOTD interview was as clear as crystal. He wouldnt commit and kept saying he will abide by his contract. No mention of the club. He will go one year from the end of the contract so we get some cash.... he may still go this time round but there will be mountains of embarrassment if he does.

Fonte can praise hom up all he likes, te look on his face showed that he has been made to tow the line and he doesn't like it. Slightly surpised the club allowed the interview.

.. and so on we plod,,,, another day of rumour, speculation, rant guesswork and probably a few bareface guesses and some lies......

Good innit?
How long is left on Morgans contract? Morgan will go . .. the MOTD interview was as clear as crystal. He wouldnt commit and kept saying he will abide by his contract. No mention of the club. He will go one year from the end of the contract so we get some cash.... he may still go this time round but there will be mountains of embarrassment if he does. Fonte can praise hom up all he likes, te look on his face showed that he has been made to tow the line and he doesn't like it. Slightly surpised the club allowed the interview. .. and so on we plod,,,, another day of rumour, speculation, rant guesswork and probably a few bareface guesses and some lies...... Good innit? Alicesdad
  • Score: 5

9:00am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alicesdad says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?
I dont think he has come round at all - Just biting the bullet.
His "attitude" on MOTD was that he would continue to do his best and abide by his contract. That was all he would say. That sounds to me like someone who needs to keep up his value until he can fly the nest. Clocks ticking...
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?[/p][/quote]I dont think he has come round at all - Just biting the bullet. His "attitude" on MOTD was that he would continue to do his best and abide by his contract. That was all he would say. That sounds to me like someone who needs to keep up his value until he can fly the nest. Clocks ticking... Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

9:07am Mon 1 Sep 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?
I dont think he has come round at all - Just biting the bullet.
His "attitude" on MOTD was that he would continue to do his best and abide by his contract. That was all he would say. That sounds to me like someone who needs to keep up his value until he can fly the nest. Clocks ticking...
I'm pretty sure he is on a long contract 3 seasons more including this one. I may be wrong. But I am sure if he stays until the end of this one he will be poached by a true big club. One that also wears white shirts and we will gey his true value.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?[/p][/quote]I dont think he has come round at all - Just biting the bullet. His "attitude" on MOTD was that he would continue to do his best and abide by his contract. That was all he would say. That sounds to me like someone who needs to keep up his value until he can fly the nest. Clocks ticking...[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure he is on a long contract 3 seasons more including this one. I may be wrong. But I am sure if he stays until the end of this one he will be poached by a true big club. One that also wears white shirts and we will gey his true value. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 2

9:09am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?
I dont think he has come round at all - Just biting the bullet.
His "attitude" on MOTD was that he would continue to do his best and abide by his contract. That was all he would say. That sounds to me like someone who needs to keep up his value until he can fly the nest. Clocks ticking...
I agree with your summary. But i'm sure he could make things more difficult if he wanted to. Like you say, his price could be affected if he continued in the vein of his twitter rant. In saying that, between now and January if things go really well he may change his mind. But if things do go well to the tune of looking as good or better than last season, and he still chooses to leave, then my inner cynic will be vindicated in believing that all he gives a toss about is the money.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I have to say he has really come around in his attitude, but at the end of the day he didn't have much choice did he?[/p][/quote]I dont think he has come round at all - Just biting the bullet. His "attitude" on MOTD was that he would continue to do his best and abide by his contract. That was all he would say. That sounds to me like someone who needs to keep up his value until he can fly the nest. Clocks ticking...[/p][/quote]I agree with your summary. But i'm sure he could make things more difficult if he wanted to. Like you say, his price could be affected if he continued in the vein of his twitter rant. In saying that, between now and January if things go really well he may change his mind. But if things do go well to the tune of looking as good or better than last season, and he still chooses to leave, then my inner cynic will be vindicated in believing that all he gives a toss about is the money. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 2

9:15am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mister E says...

Absolutely agree, well said.
Without going over it all again, I do think there was a plan all along to get where we are now.
That said, certain aspects could have been handled better. But hey, we're all human (most of us anyway) and we all make mistakes. Those new to football had more to learn from any 'mistakes', but one thing is certain, they didn't get where they are without learning quickly!
I think we are in good hands, and, if I may quote you redandy, we have a jewel Ron - the future's bright, it's red and white!
Absolutely agree, well said. Without going over it all again, I do think there was a plan all along to get where we are now. That said, certain aspects could have been handled better. But hey, we're all human (most of us anyway) and we all make mistakes. Those new to football had more to learn from any 'mistakes', but one thing is certain, they didn't get where they are without learning quickly! I think we are in good hands, and, if I may quote you redandy, we have a jewel Ron - the future's bright, it's red and white! Mister E
  • Score: 4

9:18am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mister E says...

Mister E wrote:
Absolutely agree, well said.
Without going over it all again, I do think there was a plan all along to get where we are now.
That said, certain aspects could have been handled better. But hey, we're all human (most of us anyway) and we all make mistakes. Those new to football had more to learn from any 'mistakes', but one thing is certain, they didn't get where they are without learning quickly!
I think we are in good hands, and, if I may quote you redandy, we have a jewel Ron - the future's bright, it's red and white!
Oops!
Was supposed to following on from redandy10's comment.
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Absolutely agree, well said. Without going over it all again, I do think there was a plan all along to get where we are now. That said, certain aspects could have been handled better. But hey, we're all human (most of us anyway) and we all make mistakes. Those new to football had more to learn from any 'mistakes', but one thing is certain, they didn't get where they are without learning quickly! I think we are in good hands, and, if I may quote you redandy, we have a jewel Ron - the future's bright, it's red and white![/p][/quote]Oops! Was supposed to following on from redandy10's comment. Mister E
  • Score: 2

9:23am Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Mister E wrote:
Mister E wrote:
Absolutely agree, well said.
Without going over it all again, I do think there was a plan all along to get where we are now.
That said, certain aspects could have been handled better. But hey, we're all human (most of us anyway) and we all make mistakes. Those new to football had more to learn from any 'mistakes', but one thing is certain, they didn't get where they are without learning quickly!
I think we are in good hands, and, if I may quote you redandy, we have a jewel Ron - the future's bright, it's red and white!
Oops!
Was supposed to following on from redandy10's comment.
all good, we are all human :)
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: Absolutely agree, well said. Without going over it all again, I do think there was a plan all along to get where we are now. That said, certain aspects could have been handled better. But hey, we're all human (most of us anyway) and we all make mistakes. Those new to football had more to learn from any 'mistakes', but one thing is certain, they didn't get where they are without learning quickly! I think we are in good hands, and, if I may quote you redandy, we have a jewel Ron - the future's bright, it's red and white![/p][/quote]Oops! Was supposed to following on from redandy10's comment.[/p][/quote]all good, we are all human :) KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 2

9:24am Mon 1 Sep 14

Malcombe says...

I haven't been able to watch the West Ham game but I do not like the expressions on Morgans face in photos, am I alone here? He's a fantastic Player and we do not want him to leave and that win may of helped him to move on with the Saints but I'm not convinced, his words in his interview are a crumb of comfort but he's in a job and employed and being paid a very good Salary by SFC so he should be working, Wenger wants him, The Deceitful Liar wants him and recently Wenger was turning his attention to Victor possibly because he thinks his chances of getting Morgan is slim, assuming J Rod isn't 100% fit yet I wouldn't be a bit surprised if J Rod is getting regular phone calls from The Liar to have an update on his fitness because The Liar is not giving up on him either, one thing is for sure us the Supporters will be a lot happier when the transfer deadline has passed whether it's in our favour or not so we can have the next 4 months of peace and give time for the hated Agents to engineer more controversy and start the ball rolling with more rumours that we would rather not know because we have all suffered enough.
I haven't been able to watch the West Ham game but I do not like the expressions on Morgans face in photos, am I alone here? He's a fantastic Player and we do not want him to leave and that win may of helped him to move on with the Saints but I'm not convinced, his words in his interview are a crumb of comfort but he's in a job and employed and being paid a very good Salary by SFC so he should be working, Wenger wants him, The Deceitful Liar wants him and recently Wenger was turning his attention to Victor possibly because he thinks his chances of getting Morgan is slim, assuming J Rod isn't 100% fit yet I wouldn't be a bit surprised if J Rod is getting regular phone calls from The Liar to have an update on his fitness because The Liar is not giving up on him either, one thing is for sure us the Supporters will be a lot happier when the transfer deadline has passed whether it's in our favour or not so we can have the next 4 months of peace and give time for the hated Agents to engineer more controversy and start the ball rolling with more rumours that we would rather not know because we have all suffered enough. Malcombe
  • Score: 5

9:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

jls217 says...

Anyone know if SKY sports new or Eurosport are running an all day countdown? I can't get a sky signal today for some reason.
Anyone know if SKY sports new or Eurosport are running an all day countdown? I can't get a sky signal today for some reason. jls217
  • Score: 0

9:55am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mosin85 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
How long is left on Morgans contract?

Morgan will go . .. the MOTD interview was as clear as crystal. He wouldnt commit and kept saying he will abide by his contract. No mention of the club. He will go one year from the end of the contract so we get some cash.... he may still go this time round but there will be mountains of embarrassment if he does.

Fonte can praise hom up all he likes, te look on his face showed that he has been made to tow the line and he doesn't like it. Slightly surpised the club allowed the interview.

.. and so on we plod,,,, another day of rumour, speculation, rant guesswork and probably a few bareface guesses and some lies......

Good innit?
I think personally he will stay till end of season, Depending on how well we do this year will determine if he stays or not. I believe with the way we are playing ( against Liverpool and west ham ) we are a much better unit than we was last year and we have more depth which could help push us further up the table maybe push for Europa league? if the top 4 have a bad season may be push for champions league? ( Sneak into 4th place ) or make champions league via a cup? its possible we all know we can beat any one on are day and beat them comfortably, Mane looks a real gem and will cause loads of problems and Alderweireld looks to be a very good defender, possibly a direct replacement for Lovren? Either way its going to be an exciting season and if we play as well as we can and injury's stay few and far between i think we can have an awesome go at top 6 this year, i also think Ron is here for the long run too, not a one season wonder like Pochy who is my fav for being sacked by xmass hahahahahahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: How long is left on Morgans contract? Morgan will go . .. the MOTD interview was as clear as crystal. He wouldnt commit and kept saying he will abide by his contract. No mention of the club. He will go one year from the end of the contract so we get some cash.... he may still go this time round but there will be mountains of embarrassment if he does. Fonte can praise hom up all he likes, te look on his face showed that he has been made to tow the line and he doesn't like it. Slightly surpised the club allowed the interview. .. and so on we plod,,,, another day of rumour, speculation, rant guesswork and probably a few bareface guesses and some lies...... Good innit?[/p][/quote]I think personally he will stay till end of season, Depending on how well we do this year will determine if he stays or not. I believe with the way we are playing ( against Liverpool and west ham ) we are a much better unit than we was last year and we have more depth which could help push us further up the table maybe push for Europa league? if the top 4 have a bad season may be push for champions league? ( Sneak into 4th place ) or make champions league via a cup? its possible we all know we can beat any one on are day and beat them comfortably, Mane looks a real gem and will cause loads of problems and Alderweireld looks to be a very good defender, possibly a direct replacement for Lovren? Either way its going to be an exciting season and if we play as well as we can and injury's stay few and far between i think we can have an awesome go at top 6 this year, i also think Ron is here for the long run too, not a one season wonder like Pochy who is my fav for being sacked by xmass hahahahahahahahaha Mosin85
  • Score: 4

10:04am Mon 1 Sep 14

Malcombe says...

jls217

With no disrespect as you post many good comments but your suggestion to go to www.sportwitness.nin
g.com I suggest it should carry a HEALTH WARNING because it is an awful site full of adverts with large ones that suddenly cover the screen when reading an article and one of the worst I've ever visited, the second I got it on my PC I felt I would have to do a Scan, some posters on here moan about the DE but it doesn't hassle anyone when reading a comment if it did they really would have something to moan about, stick to the devil you know is my advice.
jls217 With no disrespect as you post many good comments but your suggestion to go to www.sportwitness.nin g.com I suggest it should carry a HEALTH WARNING because it is an awful site full of adverts with large ones that suddenly cover the screen when reading an article and one of the worst I've ever visited, the second I got it on my PC I felt I would have to do a Scan, some posters on here moan about the DE but it doesn't hassle anyone when reading a comment if it did they really would have something to moan about, stick to the devil you know is my advice. Malcombe
  • Score: 2

10:11am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mosin85 says...

Malcombe wrote:
jls217

With no disrespect as you post many good comments but your suggestion to go to www.sportwitness.nin

g.com I suggest it should carry a HEALTH WARNING because it is an awful site full of adverts with large ones that suddenly cover the screen when reading an article and one of the worst I've ever visited, the second I got it on my PC I felt I would have to do a Scan, some posters on here moan about the DE but it doesn't hassle anyone when reading a comment if it did they really would have something to moan about, stick to the devil you know is my advice.
use an Ad blocker? i visited the site and got 0 adds on my screen.
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: jls217 With no disrespect as you post many good comments but your suggestion to go to www.sportwitness.nin g.com I suggest it should carry a HEALTH WARNING because it is an awful site full of adverts with large ones that suddenly cover the screen when reading an article and one of the worst I've ever visited, the second I got it on my PC I felt I would have to do a Scan, some posters on here moan about the DE but it doesn't hassle anyone when reading a comment if it did they really would have something to moan about, stick to the devil you know is my advice.[/p][/quote]use an Ad blocker? i visited the site and got 0 adds on my screen. Mosin85
  • Score: 2

11:28am Mon 1 Sep 14

stever soton1 says...

I have never posted before but having watched spidermans interview after the West ham game i would suggest that there has been some sort of assurance by the club that if he plays well and conducts himself professionally until the January window then he will be able to leave, this would allow the club to save face this window and maybe increase his value
I have never posted before but having watched spidermans interview after the West ham game i would suggest that there has been some sort of assurance by the club that if he plays well and conducts himself professionally until the January window then he will be able to leave, this would allow the club to save face this window and maybe increase his value stever soton1
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

Grieves me to say it but Morgan is manifestly on Morgan's personal countdown.

Agree with most of the posts. He has clearly made a deal to leave at the earliest face-saving opportunity and thats fine. It really is the best we could hope for. Time for Morgan to move onwards and upwards (as he sees it) time for us to plan ahead with what is beginning o look moe and more like a reasonable lot of newcomers
Grieves me to say it but Morgan is manifestly on Morgan's personal countdown. Agree with most of the posts. He has clearly made a deal to leave at the earliest face-saving opportunity and thats fine. It really is the best we could hope for. Time for Morgan to move onwards and upwards (as he sees it) time for us to plan ahead with what is beginning o look moe and more like a reasonable lot of newcomers Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 2

12:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

NewForestStu says...

JMC wrote:
16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more
I think we are safe for the minute however come January I think that might be a different matter.

Anyone know how long his current contract is for?
[quote][p][bold]JMC[/bold] wrote: 16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more[/p][/quote]I think we are safe for the minute however come January I think that might be a different matter. Anyone know how long his current contract is for? NewForestStu
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Beer Monster says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
Chipmonk1 wrote:
On a completely different note. I have read on a number of sources that Gerrard is upset Suarez engineered his exit. WTF? Is that not the definition of hypocrisy? I hope he lectured AL and Donowt Lovren about their behaviour and gave them what for. I used to have a soft spot fot Gerrard and LFC not anymore.
Well said. I'm not much of a fan of hypocrisy either.
I thought they were pretty good when I saw them play in Budapest seven years ago :-)
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chipmonk1[/bold] wrote: On a completely different note. I have read on a number of sources that Gerrard is upset Suarez engineered his exit. WTF? Is that not the definition of hypocrisy? I hope he lectured AL and Donowt Lovren about their behaviour and gave them what for. I used to have a soft spot fot Gerrard and LFC not anymore.[/p][/quote]Well said. I'm not much of a fan of hypocrisy either.[/p][/quote]I thought they were pretty good when I saw them play in Budapest seven years ago :-) Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

1:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Malcombe says...

Mosins85

Thank you very much I've downloaded Google Ad blocker and will soon know how effected it is, if I'm happy it's working I'll post on here
Mosins85 Thank you very much I've downloaded Google Ad blocker and will soon know how effected it is, if I'm happy it's working I'll post on here Malcombe
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Jan28th1984 says...

"Fonte delighted that Schneiderlin hasn't joined the great St Mary's summer exodus"

Give it time, Jose, give it time.
"Fonte delighted that Schneiderlin hasn't joined the great St Mary's summer exodus" Give it time, Jose, give it time. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 2

11:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

JMC says...

JMC wrote:
16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more
I was wrong happy days :) Morgan to be player of the season Coyr :)
[quote][p][bold]JMC[/bold] wrote: 16 1/2 hrs left I hope I'm wrong but I wouldn't be completely surprised if Morgan does leave. Got this horrible feeling. Let's hope not. Love transfer day lets hope for more[/p][/quote]I was wrong happy days :) Morgan to be player of the season Coyr :) JMC
  • Score: 4

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