Sadio Mane signs for Southampton from Red Bull Salzburg in a £10m deal

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane

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Saints have signed Senegal international winger Sadio Mane in a deal worth £10m.

The 22-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the club, joining from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.

Mane had emerged as Saints’ number-one wing target approaching deadline day, and the board have been able to wrap up the deal just in time.

Ronald Koeman told the club's website: “Right from the first meeting I had with Les Reed, when it was clear that we would have to change a lot, Sadio was on our list of potential players.

“I know the player because last season Ajax Amsterdam played against Red Bull Salzburg in Europe, and I saw him playing and I was impressed with his qualities and with the physicality that he showed.

“He can play in different positions in the attack – he can play on the left or right side and also as a number nine. It is incredible how many goals he has scored from his position, and I hope that he will do the same for us.

“With the way that we play and the fact that I know him very well, this is a good step forward for him.”

Mane began his career with French side Metz, coming through the academy system.

He made his first-team debut in the 2011/12 season and, after two impressive campaigns, he was signed by Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg.

Mane has made 88 appearances for the team, with an outstanding return of 46 goals.

He has been capped 15 times for the Senegal national side, while he also represented his country at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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12:02am Tue 2 Sep 14

Invidia says...

CONFIRMED: #SaintsFC beat the clock to complete a #deadlineday move for Sadio Mané from @RedBullSalzburg . #SaintSadio http://pbs.twimg.com
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CONFIRMED: #SaintsFC beat the clock to complete a #deadlineday move for Sadio Mané from @RedBullSalzburg . #SaintSadio http://pbs.twimg.com /media/Bwe3NUIIEAEpe D4.png Invidia
  • Score: 7

12:02am Tue 2 Sep 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

We got them both!

Well that was worth waiting up for.

Night all, sweet, sweet dreams!
We got them both! Well that was worth waiting up for. Night all, sweet, sweet dreams! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 40

12:02am Tue 2 Sep 14

noodlesnewman says...

NICE ONE LES REED AND SFC , BEAST OF A TEAM ,AND A REAL MANAGER !
NICE ONE LES REED AND SFC , BEAST OF A TEAM ,AND A REAL MANAGER ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 44

12:03am Tue 2 Sep 14

SaintinCanada says...

Asset-stripping? You bet - KL has got rid of all the MOANERS.

Back to normal folks.
Asset-stripping? You bet - KL has got rid of all the MOANERS. Back to normal folks. SaintinCanada
  • Score: 76

12:05am Tue 2 Sep 14

reedhunter1 says...

Welcome to the premier team in Hampshire I wish you great times at the super saints.
Another quality signing well done Les and the board.
COYR
Welcome to the premier team in Hampshire I wish you great times at the super saints. Another quality signing well done Les and the board. COYR reedhunter1
  • Score: 35

12:10am Tue 2 Sep 14

Winsaint says...

At last the Window is shut, We now know what we have until January at least but i must say a window like an emotional roller coaster. We will soon know if we did good busines or otherwise but i can't wait until next Saturday as i believe following the performance last week the new additions a new era is upon us so come on lets get behind the lads. Well done to all concerned we took a battering in the early days but typical Saints they have come out stronger and deeper IMO than when we went into the window. Good luck to Jos done well in championship for us and will do well for Norwich also Gaston good busines as he can not play against us so Hull will have a hole to fill when we play them.
Lets show the wantaways that they should have stayed as now SRL has only played a total of half an hour, AL is injured but will find it difficult to get a game at Anfield only one playing is DL but those fans already getting on his back. They are the past and the future is what is important so
COME ON YOU REDS!!!!!!
At last the Window is shut, We now know what we have until January at least but i must say a window like an emotional roller coaster. We will soon know if we did good busines or otherwise but i can't wait until next Saturday as i believe following the performance last week the new additions a new era is upon us so come on lets get behind the lads. Well done to all concerned we took a battering in the early days but typical Saints they have come out stronger and deeper IMO than when we went into the window. Good luck to Jos done well in championship for us and will do well for Norwich also Gaston good busines as he can not play against us so Hull will have a hole to fill when we play them. Lets show the wantaways that they should have stayed as now SRL has only played a total of half an hour, AL is injured but will find it difficult to get a game at Anfield only one playing is DL but those fans already getting on his back. They are the past and the future is what is important so COME ON YOU REDS!!!!!! Winsaint
  • Score: 29

12:12am Tue 2 Sep 14

lallanasatit says...

Cant wait till our next crisis and meltdown!!! I would of swappef the players that left for the new arrivals all day long, they new what they were doing after all. Bring it on. Night x
Cant wait till our next crisis and meltdown!!! I would of swappef the players that left for the new arrivals all day long, they new what they were doing after all. Bring it on. Night x lallanasatit
  • Score: 19

12:13am Tue 2 Sep 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

and another big chunk of money has been spent, well done saints!
looks to be another good signing young lad who scores goals.
we are the saints, we MARCH ON!
and another big chunk of money has been spent, well done saints! looks to be another good signing young lad who scores goals. we are the saints, we MARCH ON! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 19

12:20am Tue 2 Sep 14

ShanoBrizzy says...

Credit where credit is due.. I'd give all those involved in the Saint Management at 10/10 for their efforts in the transfer window. Time will tell for certain with the new players, and there was 5/10 communication at times from the club, but overall, absolutely top job.
Credit where credit is due.. I'd give all those involved in the Saint Management at 10/10 for their efforts in the transfer window. Time will tell for certain with the new players, and there was 5/10 communication at times from the club, but overall, absolutely top job. ShanoBrizzy
  • Score: 22

12:29am Tue 2 Sep 14

saints1998 says...

SaintinCanada wrote:
Asset-stripping? You bet - KL has got rid of all the MOANERS.

Back to normal folks.
I would like to say a massive thank you to the board who came good when we were up against the ropes. I had my doubts along the way but they came good when needed and have delivered some fantastic signings. Also a final thank you to Ron who kept calm and delivered the players who he promised the fans.
[quote][p][bold]SaintinCanada[/bold] wrote: Asset-stripping? You bet - KL has got rid of all the MOANERS. Back to normal folks.[/p][/quote]I would like to say a massive thank you to the board who came good when we were up against the ropes. I had my doubts along the way but they came good when needed and have delivered some fantastic signings. Also a final thank you to Ron who kept calm and delivered the players who he promised the fans. saints1998
  • Score: 27

12:34am Tue 2 Sep 14

cheefy says...

Have you seen this guy....got to be as quick as Raheem Stirling from the looks of the video....so fast hes a blur....

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=AzRr5YHN
Ck4
Have you seen this guy....got to be as quick as Raheem Stirling from the looks of the video....so fast hes a blur.... https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=AzRr5YHN Ck4 cheefy
  • Score: 5

12:37am Tue 2 Sep 14

Benali76 says...

The moaners said KL was asset stripping, they said we wouldn't spend the money, they called Les and Kat all the names under the sun, no one would want to come to us. We said wait and see, judge on 1st Sept. So what do you think now? Well done to Les and the board I think might be in order. And next time have some fekkin patience.
The moaners said KL was asset stripping, they said we wouldn't spend the money, they called Les and Kat all the names under the sun, no one would want to come to us. We said wait and see, judge on 1st Sept. So what do you think now? Well done to Les and the board I think might be in order. And next time have some fekkin patience. Benali76
  • Score: 34

1:08am Tue 2 Sep 14

milton road says...

As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today.
We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again.
I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans.
We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done.
For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually.
With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction.
Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad.
Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him.
Just have a good feeling.
Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.
As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today. We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again. I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans. We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done. For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually. With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction. Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad. Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him. Just have a good feeling. Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there. milton road
  • Score: 21

1:41am Tue 2 Sep 14

1st May we were there says...

Good time for reflection. I was very sceptical about the Board re-investing, mainly I think as a hangover from the Rupert years and a genuine fear that we would return to years of relegation dog fights. I enjoyed last year going into every game with a belief we could win instead of the stress and tension that used to accoompany every game. Last season was fun again. Seeing our stars disappear was heartbreaking, especially as we thought we would build and push for a top 4 place. So apologies to the Board and the owner. On reflection, selling when we did was a big plus. It gave us time to replace those who wanted to leave in a timely fashion. (Where would we be if they had been sold this week). We also got good money for the majority of those we sold and appear to have spent wisely. Sorry to see SRL go but good luck to him. Also sorry for Mr Boruc who I thought was one of last season's stars. Good luck to others who helped in our promotion years but needed to move on. Time to really start the season now. The best response to those showing a lack of loyalty is to finish above them. COME ON THE RED AND WHITE MACHINE!!!!!!
Good time for reflection. I was very sceptical about the Board re-investing, mainly I think as a hangover from the Rupert years and a genuine fear that we would return to years of relegation dog fights. I enjoyed last year going into every game with a belief we could win instead of the stress and tension that used to accoompany every game. Last season was fun again. Seeing our stars disappear was heartbreaking, especially as we thought we would build and push for a top 4 place. So apologies to the Board and the owner. On reflection, selling when we did was a big plus. It gave us time to replace those who wanted to leave in a timely fashion. (Where would we be if they had been sold this week). We also got good money for the majority of those we sold and appear to have spent wisely. Sorry to see SRL go but good luck to him. Also sorry for Mr Boruc who I thought was one of last season's stars. Good luck to others who helped in our promotion years but needed to move on. Time to really start the season now. The best response to those showing a lack of loyalty is to finish above them. COME ON THE RED AND WHITE MACHINE!!!!!! 1st May we were there
  • Score: 17

2:06am Tue 2 Sep 14

elvis says...

What an absolutely bloody brilliant job by the Rambo brothers & the board !!!! Best bit of business ....keeping Spider or getting millions for average players can't decide to be honest.Have to admit to being gutted with got to wait 2 weeks to see the team in action x
What an absolutely bloody brilliant job by the Rambo brothers & the board !!!! Best bit of business ....keeping Spider or getting millions for average players can't decide to be honest.Have to admit to being gutted with got to wait 2 weeks to see the team in action x elvis
  • Score: 14

5:55am Tue 2 Sep 14

Tirau Dan says...

We played a lot of football last year, some of the very best passing we'd seen. Unfortunately the front end really let us down time and time again. Here we are.. say or think what you like but we have a new chairman, board, manager and staff, New philosophy in football with pacey flanks, new freedom to shoot. A new aim of CL in 3 yrs.. A new revitalised attacking midfield, new striker, defenders and versatility.. The players in appear a massive improvement not only in individual flair but in strength and pace. The depth of the squad appears to be improved. The players are keen and under a new established on field Captain we trust and love to bits.. Yep sorry to see the outgoing era end in a mysterious painful manner with all the attached vitriol and grief.. The upshot is that our faith in the board should now be cemented, the positivity from Ronald Koeman should get the fans up and singing, behind him 100% in this exciting new phase. The one person left to mention is Katharina Liebherr! Her Dad would be soooo proud.. Thank you Kat from the bottom of my heart... good on you. COYR UTS! ps and we're doing in our beloved stripes!
We played a lot of football last year, some of the very best passing we'd seen. Unfortunately the front end really let us down time and time again. Here we are.. say or think what you like but we have a new chairman, board, manager and staff, New philosophy in football with pacey flanks, new freedom to shoot. A new aim of CL in 3 yrs.. A new revitalised attacking midfield, new striker, defenders and versatility.. The players in appear a massive improvement not only in individual flair but in strength and pace. The depth of the squad appears to be improved. The players are keen and under a new established on field Captain we trust and love to bits.. Yep sorry to see the outgoing era end in a mysterious painful manner with all the attached vitriol and grief.. The upshot is that our faith in the board should now be cemented, the positivity from Ronald Koeman should get the fans up and singing, behind him 100% in this exciting new phase. The one person left to mention is Katharina Liebherr! Her Dad would be soooo proud.. Thank you Kat from the bottom of my heart... good on you. COYR UTS! ps and we're doing in our beloved stripes! Tirau Dan
  • Score: 25

6:02am Tue 2 Sep 14

circa 66 saint says...

milton road wrote:
As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today.
We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again.
I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans.
We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done.
For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually.
With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction.
Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad.
Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him.
Just have a good feeling.
Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.
It was not a gamble in letting those players go in the summer. The season before they had all signed new or improved contracts, in these contracts was the clause if another club put a bid in then the player had to be told and the player could buy out his contract for £1m. Remember Lovrens rant about not being informed of Scousehamptons bid,it was in his contract. Morgan and J Rod and others are on older contracts and were not in the same position to demand a move
So these players that we supported and sang about had already decided after the 1st season in the Prem that they were after the big money moves when the offers came in.
Hope the same doesn't happen again next year.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today. We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again. I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans. We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done. For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually. With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction. Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad. Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him. Just have a good feeling. Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.[/p][/quote]It was not a gamble in letting those players go in the summer. The season before they had all signed new or improved contracts, in these contracts was the clause if another club put a bid in then the player had to be told and the player could buy out his contract for £1m. Remember Lovrens rant about not being informed of Scousehamptons bid,it was in his contract. Morgan and J Rod and others are on older contracts and were not in the same position to demand a move So these players that we supported and sang about had already decided after the 1st season in the Prem that they were after the big money moves when the offers came in. Hope the same doesn't happen again next year. circa 66 saint
  • Score: 8

7:16am Tue 2 Sep 14

Chipmonk1 says...

In summary then. We picked up some quality players. Beat Liverpool for Bertrand signature, Spurs for Mane's and secured a CB who it can be argued is better than Lovren. More importantly we held on to our number 1 player in Morgan and secured a top class keeper. On top of all this we have a world class manager playing an attractive style of football. Ralph said judge us at end of window. Well the verdict is in and job well done thank you one and all. I think less reed in particular is owed a few apologies by some.
In summary then. We picked up some quality players. Beat Liverpool for Bertrand signature, Spurs for Mane's and secured a CB who it can be argued is better than Lovren. More importantly we held on to our number 1 player in Morgan and secured a top class keeper. On top of all this we have a world class manager playing an attractive style of football. Ralph said judge us at end of window. Well the verdict is in and job well done thank you one and all. I think less reed in particular is owed a few apologies by some. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 22

7:49am Tue 2 Sep 14

swesaint says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
milton road wrote:
As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today.
We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again.
I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans.
We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done.
For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually.
With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction.
Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad.
Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him.
Just have a good feeling.
Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.
It was not a gamble in letting those players go in the summer. The season before they had all signed new or improved contracts, in these contracts was the clause if another club put a bid in then the player had to be told and the player could buy out his contract for £1m. Remember Lovrens rant about not being informed of Scousehamptons bid,it was in his contract. Morgan and J Rod and others are on older contracts and were not in the same position to demand a move
So these players that we supported and sang about had already decided after the 1st season in the Prem that they were after the big money moves when the offers came in.
Hope the same doesn't happen again next year.
dumbest thing I have ever read. If that was true we would not have received any transfer fees, only the 1 million buyout and they would have gone on free.
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today. We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again. I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans. We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done. For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually. With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction. Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad. Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him. Just have a good feeling. Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.[/p][/quote]It was not a gamble in letting those players go in the summer. The season before they had all signed new or improved contracts, in these contracts was the clause if another club put a bid in then the player had to be told and the player could buy out his contract for £1m. Remember Lovrens rant about not being informed of Scousehamptons bid,it was in his contract. Morgan and J Rod and others are on older contracts and were not in the same position to demand a move So these players that we supported and sang about had already decided after the 1st season in the Prem that they were after the big money moves when the offers came in. Hope the same doesn't happen again next year.[/p][/quote]dumbest thing I have ever read. If that was true we would not have received any transfer fees, only the 1 million buyout and they would have gone on free. swesaint
  • Score: 0

7:52am Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

cheefy wrote:
Have you seen this guy....got to be as quick as Raheem Stirling from the looks of the video....so fast hes a blur....

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=AzRr5YHN

Ck4
Got to be the start of a chant there mate - so fast he's a blur - someone will be clever enough to add something funny to that.
[quote][p][bold]cheefy[/bold] wrote: Have you seen this guy....got to be as quick as Raheem Stirling from the looks of the video....so fast hes a blur.... https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=AzRr5YHN Ck4[/p][/quote]Got to be the start of a chant there mate - so fast he's a blur - someone will be clever enough to add something funny to that. jls217
  • Score: 3

7:54am Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
We played a lot of football last year, some of the very best passing we'd seen. Unfortunately the front end really let us down time and time again. Here we are.. say or think what you like but we have a new chairman, board, manager and staff, New philosophy in football with pacey flanks, new freedom to shoot. A new aim of CL in 3 yrs.. A new revitalised attacking midfield, new striker, defenders and versatility.. The players in appear a massive improvement not only in individual flair but in strength and pace. The depth of the squad appears to be improved. The players are keen and under a new established on field Captain we trust and love to bits.. Yep sorry to see the outgoing era end in a mysterious painful manner with all the attached vitriol and grief.. The upshot is that our faith in the board should now be cemented, the positivity from Ronald Koeman should get the fans up and singing, behind him 100% in this exciting new phase. The one person left to mention is Katharina Liebherr! Her Dad would be soooo proud.. Thank you Kat from the bottom of my heart... good on you. COYR UTS! ps and we're doing in our beloved stripes!
I'm firmly with you Dan - liked this post a lot 2xthumbs mate.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: We played a lot of football last year, some of the very best passing we'd seen. Unfortunately the front end really let us down time and time again. Here we are.. say or think what you like but we have a new chairman, board, manager and staff, New philosophy in football with pacey flanks, new freedom to shoot. A new aim of CL in 3 yrs.. A new revitalised attacking midfield, new striker, defenders and versatility.. The players in appear a massive improvement not only in individual flair but in strength and pace. The depth of the squad appears to be improved. The players are keen and under a new established on field Captain we trust and love to bits.. Yep sorry to see the outgoing era end in a mysterious painful manner with all the attached vitriol and grief.. The upshot is that our faith in the board should now be cemented, the positivity from Ronald Koeman should get the fans up and singing, behind him 100% in this exciting new phase. The one person left to mention is Katharina Liebherr! Her Dad would be soooo proud.. Thank you Kat from the bottom of my heart... good on you. COYR UTS! ps and we're doing in our beloved stripes![/p][/quote]I'm firmly with you Dan - liked this post a lot 2xthumbs mate. jls217
  • Score: 7

7:56am Tue 2 Sep 14

NC Fan4Life says...

I just hope the Sadio Mane can step up to the Premiership, if so then we have resolved two positions with one player, pacy winger and a goalscorer.

With Toby we have a top CB and RB cover, so as long as all the new players turn out to be good, then looking at the first team squad now it appears better than last seasons, especially when/if J-Rod recovers fully.

It is now RonKo's team, built within our financial means and having covered the training ground debt and the outstanding transfer debts.

Keeping Morgan, Jay & Jack was also important so now feeling good about the season ahead. RonKo has options in the squad so should be able to implement various plans available to him.

What a roller-coaster summer !!

Better Management team and hopefully a better first team squad.

Now the window is shut, I apologize to Les and Ralph for my past criticisms but would like a statement from them to give us all an understanding why each decision was made, after all they have put us fans through the wringer at times.

I have never doubted Katarina's commitment though and would thank her for setting up a much more professional looking club in all aspects.

Come on you Saints
I just hope the Sadio Mane can step up to the Premiership, if so then we have resolved two positions with one player, pacy winger and a goalscorer. With Toby we have a top CB and RB cover, so as long as all the new players turn out to be good, then looking at the first team squad now it appears better than last seasons, especially when/if J-Rod recovers fully. It is now RonKo's team, built within our financial means and having covered the training ground debt and the outstanding transfer debts. Keeping Morgan, Jay & Jack was also important so now feeling good about the season ahead. RonKo has options in the squad so should be able to implement various plans available to him. What a roller-coaster summer !! Better Management team and hopefully a better first team squad. Now the window is shut, I apologize to Les and Ralph for my past criticisms but would like a statement from them to give us all an understanding why each decision was made, after all they have put us fans through the wringer at times. I have never doubted Katarina's commitment though and would thank her for setting up a much more professional looking club in all aspects. Come on you Saints NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

8:24am Tue 2 Sep 14

lastminmoran says...

INTERESTING thoughts, ITS refreshing to have a manager who knows what to look for with the added bonus of seeing said players in the flesh. YOU KNOW FROM THE BIG CLUBS this is not the case and the like of spurned and utd are back to the days of davenport,birtles and milne! i think we have come full circle and the nearest thing to a big name makes many fans not say wow, but so what! MAYBE JUST MAYBE...THE LIKE OF A SAINTS MIGHT GET UNDER THE FINGERNAILS OF THE ENSLAVED AND TAKE SOME OF THE LIMELIGHT TO THE EASILY LED AROUND THE GLOBE!!!!fingers crossed for Ron and the new intake.
INTERESTING thoughts, ITS refreshing to have a manager who knows what to look for with the added bonus of seeing said players in the flesh. YOU KNOW FROM THE BIG CLUBS this is not the case and the like of spurned and utd are back to the days of davenport,birtles and milne! i think we have come full circle and the nearest thing to a big name makes many fans not say wow, but so what! MAYBE JUST MAYBE...THE LIKE OF A SAINTS MIGHT GET UNDER THE FINGERNAILS OF THE ENSLAVED AND TAKE SOME OF THE LIMELIGHT TO THE EASILY LED AROUND THE GLOBE!!!!fingers crossed for Ron and the new intake. lastminmoran
  • Score: 2

8:47am Tue 2 Sep 14

Firstmatchin1957 says...

Great stuff! Now how do we sing about two guys who are following in the Saints tradition of buying the unpronounceables? Overnight, yes, it was that exciting, we have come up with "Sadio Mane makes Lallana look s...e" but we are seriously stumped how to rhyme up with Alderweireld. Come on you choir masters, follow up that one about Artur Boruc, "Shirley, Shirley's number one, Shirley's number one"
Great stuff! Now how do we sing about two guys who are following in the Saints tradition of buying the unpronounceables? Overnight, yes, it was that exciting, we have come up with "Sadio Mane makes Lallana look s...e" but we are seriously stumped how to rhyme up with Alderweireld. Come on you choir masters, follow up that one about Artur Boruc, "Shirley, Shirley's number one, Shirley's number one" Firstmatchin1957
  • Score: 1

8:49am Tue 2 Sep 14

rossofficial10 says...

lallanasatit wrote:
Cant wait till our next crisis and meltdown!!! I would of swappef the players that left for the new arrivals all day long, they new what they were doing after all. Bring it on. Night x
still miss lambo thou. him and pelle up front would of been good with sadio mane behind.


what a waste of lambo sitting on bench at liverhampton
[quote][p][bold]lallanasatit[/bold] wrote: Cant wait till our next crisis and meltdown!!! I would of swappef the players that left for the new arrivals all day long, they new what they were doing after all. Bring it on. Night x[/p][/quote]still miss lambo thou. him and pelle up front would of been good with sadio mane behind. what a waste of lambo sitting on bench at liverhampton rossofficial10
  • Score: 4

9:17am Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

A great signing. Apparently the medical, the paperwork and the deal was all done abroad - probably in Salzburg. It is possible that Sadio has never set foot on British shores! He speaks mostly French (Morgan can be his interpreter) and some German (I believe that Ronko is quite fluent in German) - not sure about his English. Looks like he gives full commitment every time he plays - so new culture, new country and new language should not affect him on the field - hopefully. Really looking forward to his speed and forward runs. When our team gels, they will be challenging for the top places. We are oozing with quality under a great manager.
A great signing. Apparently the medical, the paperwork and the deal was all done abroad - probably in Salzburg. It is possible that Sadio has never set foot on British shores! He speaks mostly French (Morgan can be his interpreter) and some German (I believe that Ronko is quite fluent in German) - not sure about his English. Looks like he gives full commitment every time he plays - so new culture, new country and new language should not affect him on the field - hopefully. Really looking forward to his speed and forward runs. When our team gels, they will be challenging for the top places. We are oozing with quality under a great manager. nomorerumours
  • Score: 3

9:20am Tue 2 Sep 14

windygale says...

Having watched the youtube vid of Mane have the opinion he could cause some defences a problem, seems a right handful with his speed
COYS..
Having watched the youtube vid of Mane have the opinion he could cause some defences a problem, seems a right handful with his speed COYS.. windygale
  • Score: 3

9:24am Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
We played a lot of football last year, some of the very best passing we'd seen. Unfortunately the front end really let us down time and time again. Here we are.. say or think what you like but we have a new chairman, board, manager and staff, New philosophy in football with pacey flanks, new freedom to shoot. A new aim of CL in 3 yrs.. A new revitalised attacking midfield, new striker, defenders and versatility.. The players in appear a massive improvement not only in individual flair but in strength and pace. The depth of the squad appears to be improved. The players are keen and under a new established on field Captain we trust and love to bits.. Yep sorry to see the outgoing era end in a mysterious painful manner with all the attached vitriol and grief.. The upshot is that our faith in the board should now be cemented, the positivity from Ronald Koeman should get the fans up and singing, behind him 100% in this exciting new phase. The one person left to mention is Katharina Liebherr! Her Dad would be soooo proud.. Thank you Kat from the bottom of my heart... good on you. COYR UTS! ps and we're doing in our beloved stripes!
100% agree. Brilliant post. A nice summary of what dome of us have been trying to say for a while. Our only problem going forward will be to decide who misses out a the first team play. A great problem to have.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: We played a lot of football last year, some of the very best passing we'd seen. Unfortunately the front end really let us down time and time again. Here we are.. say or think what you like but we have a new chairman, board, manager and staff, New philosophy in football with pacey flanks, new freedom to shoot. A new aim of CL in 3 yrs.. A new revitalised attacking midfield, new striker, defenders and versatility.. The players in appear a massive improvement not only in individual flair but in strength and pace. The depth of the squad appears to be improved. The players are keen and under a new established on field Captain we trust and love to bits.. Yep sorry to see the outgoing era end in a mysterious painful manner with all the attached vitriol and grief.. The upshot is that our faith in the board should now be cemented, the positivity from Ronald Koeman should get the fans up and singing, behind him 100% in this exciting new phase. The one person left to mention is Katharina Liebherr! Her Dad would be soooo proud.. Thank you Kat from the bottom of my heart... good on you. COYR UTS! ps and we're doing in our beloved stripes![/p][/quote]100% agree. Brilliant post. A nice summary of what dome of us have been trying to say for a while. Our only problem going forward will be to decide who misses out a the first team play. A great problem to have. nomorerumours
  • Score: 2

9:25am Tue 2 Sep 14

Malcombe says...

Sadio Mane WOW everyone take a look on Youtube, if he plays consistently like I've just seen then opposing Managers are going to need several Toilet Rolls on the bench for there Defenders, he's brave, very quick, great vision and doesn't take Prisoners, he can score goals and great assist for his Team mates, Ronald with the help of Les Reed and the Scouts seemed to of built an exciting fantastic Team and the Board will be delighted, I always felt that given time Les Reed would come good and not once did I lose faith in him or the Board, they want success nothing has changed, if the Team can keep winning Morgan and J Rod won't want to leave a winning Team, there's competition for places and so all the Players will have to perform to there best, at the end of the season what's the betting the thieving Brendan Rodgers and Wenger will be sniffing for Saints Players and full of jealousy when Saints finish above them and secured a place in the Champions League which will help Saints Players want to stay at the Club, this is going to be a very exciting season. COYR
Sadio Mane WOW everyone take a look on Youtube, if he plays consistently like I've just seen then opposing Managers are going to need several Toilet Rolls on the bench for there Defenders, he's brave, very quick, great vision and doesn't take Prisoners, he can score goals and great assist for his Team mates, Ronald with the help of Les Reed and the Scouts seemed to of built an exciting fantastic Team and the Board will be delighted, I always felt that given time Les Reed would come good and not once did I lose faith in him or the Board, they want success nothing has changed, if the Team can keep winning Morgan and J Rod won't want to leave a winning Team, there's competition for places and so all the Players will have to perform to there best, at the end of the season what's the betting the thieving Brendan Rodgers and Wenger will be sniffing for Saints Players and full of jealousy when Saints finish above them and secured a place in the Champions League which will help Saints Players want to stay at the Club, this is going to be a very exciting season. COYR Malcombe
  • Score: 3

9:37am Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
milton road wrote:
As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today.
We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again.
I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans.
We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done.
For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually.
With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction.
Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad.
Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him.
Just have a good feeling.
Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.
It was not a gamble in letting those players go in the summer. The season before they had all signed new or improved contracts, in these contracts was the clause if another club put a bid in then the player had to be told and the player could buy out his contract for £1m. Remember Lovrens rant about not being informed of Scousehamptons bid,it was in his contract. Morgan and J Rod and others are on older contracts and were not in the same position to demand a move
So these players that we supported and sang about had already decided after the 1st season in the Prem that they were after the big money moves when the offers came in.
Hope the same doesn't happen again next year.
....highly unlikely. Although we will always lose the odd player, almost all will want to play under RonKo, who is committed to our club for many years. We will have far greater player loyalty. With more great talent coming through our academy we will need to off load a few players - but this will be entirely our club's decision, not controlled by the player, the agent or another big bullying club. That will generate more positive cash-flow and improve our FFP position even further. As we become one of the top 6 we will also be able to pay higher wages. Best of all, we have such a young, talented squad, that they will continue to improve, increasing their value and great for our results.
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: As i said several times I would not judge until September the 2nd well that is today. We as fans and club have been through some rough times in recent years, each time we have come out stronger and I think that is the case again. I do not think there is any doubt Koeman has won over the majority of fans. We have a stronger team and squad in my opinion than last season. This could be an exciting season and keeping Schneiderlin and Rodriguez was well done. For the moment the home grown players are taking a back seat, but we need to settle the club down and move forward and bring them in gradually. With the window closed we can now settle down to football and players can concentrate without distraction. Our owner in my book has shown commitment to the club, the board however naive have recovered their position and i believe are wiser. Either that or they took a gamble on letting certain players go, hoping to build a better squad. Koeman has built his team and the players there now are committed to him. Just have a good feeling. Especially thinking of Tadic, Rodriguez and Mane playing together there is some real pace there.[/p][/quote]It was not a gamble in letting those players go in the summer. The season before they had all signed new or improved contracts, in these contracts was the clause if another club put a bid in then the player had to be told and the player could buy out his contract for £1m. Remember Lovrens rant about not being informed of Scousehamptons bid,it was in his contract. Morgan and J Rod and others are on older contracts and were not in the same position to demand a move So these players that we supported and sang about had already decided after the 1st season in the Prem that they were after the big money moves when the offers came in. Hope the same doesn't happen again next year.[/p][/quote]....highly unlikely. Although we will always lose the odd player, almost all will want to play under RonKo, who is committed to our club for many years. We will have far greater player loyalty. With more great talent coming through our academy we will need to off load a few players - but this will be entirely our club's decision, not controlled by the player, the agent or another big bullying club. That will generate more positive cash-flow and improve our FFP position even further. As we become one of the top 6 we will also be able to pay higher wages. Best of all, we have such a young, talented squad, that they will continue to improve, increasing their value and great for our results. nomorerumours
  • Score: 3

11:40am Tue 2 Sep 14

lowe esteem says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
lallanasatit wrote:
Cant wait till our next crisis and meltdown!!! I would of swappef the players that left for the new arrivals all day long, they new what they were doing after all. Bring it on. Night x
still miss lambo thou. him and pelle up front would of been good with sadio mane behind.


what a waste of lambo sitting on bench at liverhampton
Hey look they're both speaking Pompese.
It's would've (would have) and could've (could have) boys.
I only give you the benefit of this information because you deserve it, you're Saints, and I'm feeling happy and generous as well as the usual patronising.

So why is everyone agonising over apologising to Les and Ralph -they cocked up and have hopefully learnt from the exercise? As long as it wasn't personal and abusive, then they shouldn't ever have an easy ride, after all, they're custodians of MY SAINTS.
I'm also glad they got a lot of sensible business done before this ridiculous 'window' - I shall be watching 'Ull Tigers with some fascination - because after all it's what they do on the pitch now isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lallanasatit[/bold] wrote: Cant wait till our next crisis and meltdown!!! I would of swappef the players that left for the new arrivals all day long, they new what they were doing after all. Bring it on. Night x[/p][/quote]still miss lambo thou. him and pelle up front would of been good with sadio mane behind. what a waste of lambo sitting on bench at liverhampton[/p][/quote]Hey look they're both speaking Pompese. It's would've (would have) and could've (could have) boys. I only give you the benefit of this information because you deserve it, you're Saints, and I'm feeling happy and generous as well as the usual patronising. So why is everyone agonising over apologising to Les and Ralph -they cocked up and have hopefully learnt from the exercise? As long as it wasn't personal and abusive, then they shouldn't ever have an easy ride, after all, they're custodians of MY SAINTS. I'm also glad they got a lot of sensible business done before this ridiculous 'window' - I shall be watching 'Ull Tigers with some fascination - because after all it's what they do on the pitch now isn't it? lowe esteem
  • Score: 0
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