The Daily Echo asks Saints fans whether they are happy with the club's summer transfer business

Ronald Koeman is pleased with his summer transfer window business, but are you?

Ronald Koeman is pleased with his summer transfer window business, but are you?

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CALLING all Saints fans – are you happy with the club’s transfer window business?

Chairman Ralph Krueger called on all supporters to judge the club’s board once the window slammed shut.

Now it has, and now is time for fans to make their snap judgements.

Does Ronald Koeman have a squad bigger and better than the one Mauricio Pochettino guided to an eighth placed finish last term?

Are you satisfied with the players that Saints have bought in to replace the stars they had to sell?

Though star names have left, Saints did manage to hold onto Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.

Overall, then, is it a thumbs up for Krueger and the board, or a thumbs down?

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11:12am Tue 2 Sep 14

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

Gone from the worst tranfer window to the best fantastic turn around by the club this. Neggie has been converted!!!!!!!!!
Gone from the worst tranfer window to the best fantastic turn around by the club this. Neggie has been converted!!!!!!!!! This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 129

11:20am Tue 2 Sep 14

manosussex says...

Could take a few games to gel but I think we can improve on last season with this team and this manager..
Could take a few games to gel but I think we can improve on last season with this team and this manager.. manosussex
  • Score: 121

11:21am Tue 2 Sep 14

John Smith34 says...

You have to give it to the board and manager. They asked for patience and judge us on 1st September. Well you have delivered what is a potentially hugely exciting squad of players and on paper quite a but stronger than last year. Lovren out for £20 million and to get Gardos and TA in for small money is fantastic business. Well done to all those involved. A difficult transfer window turned out to be superb IMO. Up the Saints!!!!!
You have to give it to the board and manager. They asked for patience and judge us on 1st September. Well you have delivered what is a potentially hugely exciting squad of players and on paper quite a but stronger than last year. Lovren out for £20 million and to get Gardos and TA in for small money is fantastic business. Well done to all those involved. A difficult transfer window turned out to be superb IMO. Up the Saints!!!!! John Smith34
  • Score: 122

11:26am Tue 2 Sep 14

ItchenBridger says...

March on...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March on...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 54

11:30am Tue 2 Sep 14

Egomaniac says...

Am I Happy? Absolutely.

When RK was appointed I raised my spirits and predicted he would be a top class manager. I am so glad I was right - for once!!

When the exodus began I said at the time that those players had had their heads turned in Brazil. I still think too that Rickie was the bait at Liverpool. Once Lallana and Shaw were out of the door the collapse was on. In any case, I don't want players here - no matter how good they are - if their hearts are not in SFC. They are best off out.

Yes, at the time i was despondent, but I am a Saints supporter, and Saints' fans that I have known over the last 60 years have always had optimism - sometimes, I admit, without good cause!

I think our owner and Board have done remarkably well to replace the lost talents with equal if not better players. The promise to reinvest the income from sales has been met, and those (you know who you are) that belittled and abused our owner with some appalling language and disrespect should apologise to her. I always think it is cowardly in the extreme to abuse under a pen name!

The big plus for me is that the team we now have is RK's team - he has his pick of the players in his team, and I genuinely believe he will produce the goods for us.

I will never lose my optimism for SFC, and look forward to even greater things than those brought to us last season.

We may have to wait for the team to fully gell together - but it will happen. Long may we keep hold of Ron!!
Am I Happy? Absolutely. When RK was appointed I raised my spirits and predicted he would be a top class manager. I am so glad I was right - for once!! When the exodus began I said at the time that those players had had their heads turned in Brazil. I still think too that Rickie was the bait at Liverpool. Once Lallana and Shaw were out of the door the collapse was on. In any case, I don't want players here - no matter how good they are - if their hearts are not in SFC. They are best off out. Yes, at the time i was despondent, but I am a Saints supporter, and Saints' fans that I have known over the last 60 years have always had optimism - sometimes, I admit, without good cause! I think our owner and Board have done remarkably well to replace the lost talents with equal if not better players. The promise to reinvest the income from sales has been met, and those (you know who you are) that belittled and abused our owner with some appalling language and disrespect should apologise to her. I always think it is cowardly in the extreme to abuse under a pen name! The big plus for me is that the team we now have is RK's team - he has his pick of the players in his team, and I genuinely believe he will produce the goods for us. I will never lose my optimism for SFC, and look forward to even greater things than those brought to us last season. We may have to wait for the team to fully gell together - but it will happen. Long may we keep hold of Ron!! Egomaniac
  • Score: 162

11:31am Tue 2 Sep 14

durham87saint says...

How can you not be happy with this kind of investment in our club. Only a few months ago many on this thread thought, "here we go again", and doom & gloom was about to descend on St Mary's. Well it hasn't. So we now have a good squad & manager to get behind. "Well done Saints"!
COYR's
How can you not be happy with this kind of investment in our club. Only a few months ago many on this thread thought, "here we go again", and doom & gloom was about to descend on St Mary's. Well it hasn't. So we now have a good squad & manager to get behind. "Well done Saints"! COYR's durham87saint
  • Score: 67

11:33am Tue 2 Sep 14

milton road says...

Sadio Mane the Austrian leagues Sterling. Fast, two footed, good shooting either foot, good heading ability. Plays wide right or left or straight through the middle. Just watched him on U tube on a couple of videos, a little raw in one or two places, won't get the room he gets there. yet generates power when he runs seems to have an uncanny knack of knowing where the net is and of placing the ball. If he can adjust to this league he is going to cause problems, could be Saints most exciting buy and the idea of him Tadic and Rodriguez playing together and at pace is going to be awesome.
Sadio Mane the Austrian leagues Sterling. Fast, two footed, good shooting either foot, good heading ability. Plays wide right or left or straight through the middle. Just watched him on U tube on a couple of videos, a little raw in one or two places, won't get the room he gets there. yet generates power when he runs seems to have an uncanny knack of knowing where the net is and of placing the ball. If he can adjust to this league he is going to cause problems, could be Saints most exciting buy and the idea of him Tadic and Rodriguez playing together and at pace is going to be awesome. milton road
  • Score: 65

11:34am Tue 2 Sep 14

HECOOK says...

97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR
97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR HECOOK
  • Score: 47

11:36am Tue 2 Sep 14

Tirau Dan says...

Thank You Katharina, I guess your Dad would be mightily proud of you and your crew. Ralph, Les and Ronald have produced one of the best transfer windows I can recall in fity years of supporting the club to rebuild and set us up for the chase for Europe. Now I just hope the fans will gel and lift the team on the way. Course they will!! UTS
Thank You Katharina, I guess your Dad would be mightily proud of you and your crew. Ralph, Les and Ronald have produced one of the best transfer windows I can recall in fity years of supporting the club to rebuild and set us up for the chase for Europe. Now I just hope the fans will gel and lift the team on the way. Course they will!! UTS Tirau Dan
  • Score: 105

11:38am Tue 2 Sep 14

polstead plodder says...

Very happy , now please muller the Tottenham and finish above manc u . COYR
Very happy , now please muller the Tottenham and finish above manc u . COYR polstead plodder
  • Score: 69

11:39am Tue 2 Sep 14

costa gaz says...

Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.
Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome. costa gaz
  • Score: 22

11:41am Tue 2 Sep 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Before the apparent 'meltdown', 'asset stripping', 'ruining of' or 'destruction of' the club, as many described it on here and in the national and local media, people highlighted 4 positions that needed strengthening:
1 goalkeeper
2 centre back
3 winger and/or
4 prolific goal scorer.

We have since lost to the squad a host of players, most of whom weren't in the running for places this season.

Of those who would have been in or around the first team, we lost:
1 Rickie - replaced to an extent by Pelle
2 AL - replaced by Tadic
3 DL - replaced by Gardos
4 LS - replaced by Bertrand
5 CC - let's say replaced by Alderweireld

We could add an unhappy Artur, an injured Jay and, as he's gone on loan, Gaston to this, so:
6 AB - replaced by Forster
7 JR - replaced by Long
8 GR - replaced by Mane

So, we have replaced those who went virtually like for like and, if/when Artur, Jay and Gaston come back into the squad, covered 3 or the 4 possible gaps I mention at the top (the winger bit is where Mane really fits, but with Gaston away, he's sort of replacing him in my rough list).

So, we're one extra goalscorer away from the complete set. If Manu Mayuka can be reminded of the talent he possesses, then in terms of personnel, we're where we wanted NC and MP to get us to.

So, apart from the Mayuka point, the biggest and only question is whether the new recruits can, indeed, fill the boots of those who have left. Judging by last Saturday and the reputation of those who arrived last night, I think, in the main, they will.

Add to all this, the 6 academy players listed as in the first-team squad (and Omar Rowe et al, who aren't) and I'd say YES I'm happier beyond happy about the window.
Before the apparent 'meltdown', 'asset stripping', 'ruining of' or 'destruction of' the club, as many described it on here and in the national and local media, people highlighted 4 positions that needed strengthening: 1 goalkeeper 2 centre back 3 winger and/or 4 prolific goal scorer. We have since lost to the squad a host of players, most of whom weren't in the running for places this season. Of those who would have been in or around the first team, we lost: 1 Rickie - replaced to an extent by Pelle 2 AL - replaced by Tadic 3 DL - replaced by Gardos 4 LS - replaced by Bertrand 5 CC - let's say replaced by Alderweireld We could add an unhappy Artur, an injured Jay and, as he's gone on loan, Gaston to this, so: 6 AB - replaced by Forster 7 JR - replaced by Long 8 GR - replaced by Mane So, we have replaced those who went virtually like for like and, if/when Artur, Jay and Gaston come back into the squad, covered 3 or the 4 possible gaps I mention at the top (the winger bit is where Mane really fits, but with Gaston away, he's sort of replacing him in my rough list). So, we're one extra goalscorer away from the complete set. If Manu Mayuka can be reminded of the talent he possesses, then in terms of personnel, we're where we wanted NC and MP to get us to. So, apart from the Mayuka point, the biggest and only question is whether the new recruits can, indeed, fill the boots of those who have left. Judging by last Saturday and the reputation of those who arrived last night, I think, in the main, they will. Add to all this, the 6 academy players listed as in the first-team squad (and Omar Rowe et al, who aren't) and I'd say YES I'm happier beyond happy about the window. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 91

11:45am Tue 2 Sep 14

expatsaint says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Am I Happy? Absolutely. When RK was appointed I raised my spirits and predicted he would be a top class manager. I am so glad I was right - for once!! When the exodus began I said at the time that those players had had their heads turned in Brazil. I still think too that Rickie was the bait at Liverpool. Once Lallana and Shaw were out of the door the collapse was on. In any case, I don't want players here - no matter how good they are - if their hearts are not in SFC. They are best off out. Yes, at the time i was despondent, but I am a Saints supporter, and Saints' fans that I have known over the last 60 years have always had optimism - sometimes, I admit, without good cause! I think our owner and Board have done remarkably well to replace the lost talents with equal if not better players. The promise to reinvest the income from sales has been met, and those (you know who you are) that belittled and abused our owner with some appalling language and disrespect should apologise to her. I always think it is cowardly in the extreme to abuse under a pen name! The big plus for me is that the team we now have is RK's team - he has his pick of the players in his team, and I genuinely believe he will produce the goods for us. I will never lose my optimism for SFC, and look forward to even greater things than those brought to us last season. We may have to wait for the team to fully gell together - but it will happen. Long may we keep hold of Ron!!
Can only re-iterate the points made here. Reading some of the previous neanderthal comments and vitriol aimed at the board and the owner on these pages was appalling. However, I think the powers that be within SFC have responded to the club's "crisis" superbly; the squad now looks far stronger and far more resilient than the one that finished last season. Furthermore, the new manager has a calm authority that suggests he will not put up with any player demands or histrionics; I'm really looking forward to watching this team go from strength to strength. Well done Saints!!!
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Am I Happy? Absolutely. When RK was appointed I raised my spirits and predicted he would be a top class manager. I am so glad I was right - for once!! When the exodus began I said at the time that those players had had their heads turned in Brazil. I still think too that Rickie was the bait at Liverpool. Once Lallana and Shaw were out of the door the collapse was on. In any case, I don't want players here - no matter how good they are - if their hearts are not in SFC. They are best off out. Yes, at the time i was despondent, but I am a Saints supporter, and Saints' fans that I have known over the last 60 years have always had optimism - sometimes, I admit, without good cause! I think our owner and Board have done remarkably well to replace the lost talents with equal if not better players. The promise to reinvest the income from sales has been met, and those (you know who you are) that belittled and abused our owner with some appalling language and disrespect should apologise to her. I always think it is cowardly in the extreme to abuse under a pen name! The big plus for me is that the team we now have is RK's team - he has his pick of the players in his team, and I genuinely believe he will produce the goods for us. I will never lose my optimism for SFC, and look forward to even greater things than those brought to us last season. We may have to wait for the team to fully gell together - but it will happen. Long may we keep hold of Ron!![/p][/quote]Can only re-iterate the points made here. Reading some of the previous neanderthal comments and vitriol aimed at the board and the owner on these pages was appalling. However, I think the powers that be within SFC have responded to the club's "crisis" superbly; the squad now looks far stronger and far more resilient than the one that finished last season. Furthermore, the new manager has a calm authority that suggests he will not put up with any player demands or histrionics; I'm really looking forward to watching this team go from strength to strength. Well done Saints!!! expatsaint
  • Score: 49

11:50am Tue 2 Sep 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

costa gaz wrote:
Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.
..... and happy with the final score? Forget your rules for once, Gaz, please tell us what the real final score is.

I make it
Negs 6 (including Gaston) HCs 8
(No, Guly, Danny Fox, Billy, Lee, Jos, Andy Robinson, Jake S., Jack S., Jordan T. OR Dani O don't count.)
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.[/p][/quote]..... and happy with the final score? Forget your rules for once, Gaz, please tell us what the real final score is. I make it Negs 6 (including Gaston) HCs 8 (No, Guly, Danny Fox, Billy, Lee, Jos, Andy Robinson, Jake S., Jack S., Jordan T. OR Dani O don't count.) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 11

11:54am Tue 2 Sep 14

bathsaints says...

Genuinely think we have a stronger team and squad this season. May still be short up front but hopefully plenty of goals from midfield and with JayRod to come back and hopefuly Sam G getting an opportunity will be great. Have had my doubts throughout summer as many have and that is natural, we lost a good manager and good players after a good season and hard to always stay optimistic but feeling positive and grateful to the board for holding true to their word about reinvestment. On reflection we have done some great business. Big Ron continues to impress me, his openness is refreshing and long may he stay with us, we made very good money on certain players who clearly didn't want to be here and we have reinvested and reinvested wisely rather than panic buying (Long aside). It may take a few weeks to gel but I hope we can have a positive season and prove many of the doubters and critics wrong. Would rather be a Saints fan then a United fan any day!!! COYR
Genuinely think we have a stronger team and squad this season. May still be short up front but hopefully plenty of goals from midfield and with JayRod to come back and hopefuly Sam G getting an opportunity will be great. Have had my doubts throughout summer as many have and that is natural, we lost a good manager and good players after a good season and hard to always stay optimistic but feeling positive and grateful to the board for holding true to their word about reinvestment. On reflection we have done some great business. Big Ron continues to impress me, his openness is refreshing and long may he stay with us, we made very good money on certain players who clearly didn't want to be here and we have reinvested and reinvested wisely rather than panic buying (Long aside). It may take a few weeks to gel but I hope we can have a positive season and prove many of the doubters and critics wrong. Would rather be a Saints fan then a United fan any day!!! COYR bathsaints
  • Score: 31

11:59am Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!! bbb001
  • Score: 55

11:59am Tue 2 Sep 14

Saint-Mike says...

I don't know whether the club is to blame for so many of our players wanting to get out but certainly much good work has been done in finding suitable replacements. I think maybe supporters need to apologise to Kat, Krueger and Les Reed for doubting them.

I have every faith in Ron's ability and if, say two thirds of the new boys succeed, then I believe we can comfortably be a top-half team again this season.

My main hope now is that Morgan, Jay, Jack, Victor, and any other players who have been unsettled, will enjoy working with Ron and by the January window will feel that they want to stay with Saints. Also as Artur is still here and the window has closed, he may come to settle for a place on the bench and as back-up to Fraser.
I don't know whether the club is to blame for so many of our players wanting to get out but certainly much good work has been done in finding suitable replacements. I think maybe supporters need to apologise to Kat, Krueger and Les Reed for doubting them. I have every faith in Ron's ability and if, say two thirds of the new boys succeed, then I believe we can comfortably be a top-half team again this season. My main hope now is that Morgan, Jay, Jack, Victor, and any other players who have been unsettled, will enjoy working with Ron and by the January window will feel that they want to stay with Saints. Also as Artur is still here and the window has closed, he may come to settle for a place on the bench and as back-up to Fraser. Saint-Mike
  • Score: 29

11:59am Tue 2 Sep 14

AucklandSaint says...

I guess we will all find out in about 35 games time.
I guess we will all find out in about 35 games time. AucklandSaint
  • Score: 11

11:59am Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

Last season we had a very good starting 11 but a paper-thin squad. I think this season we're far stronger. Once I've worked out who everyone actually it's going to be a cracking year for us.
Last season we had a very good starting 11 but a paper-thin squad. I think this season we're far stronger. Once I've worked out who everyone actually it's going to be a cracking year for us. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 24

12:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Season-H-Warsash says...

I think Saints Board have done an exceptional job.
We've evidently got top-class negotiators as well as a world-class manager in RoKo.
What more could we want? COYR !
I think Saints Board have done an exceptional job. We've evidently got top-class negotiators as well as a world-class manager in RoKo. What more could we want? COYR ! Season-H-Warsash
  • Score: 41

12:14pm Tue 2 Sep 14

baldcoot says...

Awesome. But then I trusted the club from the start and as predicted they made money to strengthen the teams depth and bought better than we had.
In saints we trust.WELL SOME OF US
Awesome. But then I trusted the club from the start and as predicted they made money to strengthen the teams depth and bought better than we had. In saints we trust.WELL SOME OF US baldcoot
  • Score: 26

12:14pm Tue 2 Sep 14

FindAndDestroy says...

Well i am glad it is all over now, we managed to keep Morgan and Jro i just wish we could skip January sale..
Very happy, both are young and talented, like what one said in here, if they can adapt to life in the PL, we might just do better than we did last season...
Well i am glad it is all over now, we managed to keep Morgan and Jro i just wish we could skip January sale.. Very happy, both are young and talented, like what one said in here, if they can adapt to life in the PL, we might just do better than we did last season... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 16

12:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Georgethepie says...

Happy with all the deals done even Gaston going to Hull. Fantastic keeping Morgan and Cork but still can't help feeling letting Chambers go will be another one of those deals that bites us in the backside.
Happy with all the deals done even Gaston going to Hull. Fantastic keeping Morgan and Cork but still can't help feeling letting Chambers go will be another one of those deals that bites us in the backside. Georgethepie
  • Score: 16

12:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Tony in Liberia says...

THe most exciting thing for me about this new-look Saints - and this even without the latest buys - is that, if you compare the West Ham game with much of last season, we had almost 70% of the possession AND scored 3 goals - how many times last season did we pass it around beautifully but without any end product? if we are now scoring goals when we are on top - and we can add JRod & our new Senegalese Sensation to the probability of that - then we can truly say that we are in a much better position than last year.

Plus, excellent point from St Van Roetford, we have a much better squad now; last season, Pochy didn't have a plan B for two reasons - first he didn't have a plan B, and second be cause he didn't really have much to bring on to really change things. That's why so many times we dominated the first half only for the opposition to make changes at the break and then change the game around leaving us with no response. That's not going to happen this year!

So, all in all, I think we are in a much better position than last year!

And now, echoing what many others have said, it's time for those who abused KL and the board - especially those who did so in very obnoxious language - and who accused them of asset stripping, lack of ambition, just taking the money before selling the club,to be big enough to apologise. Especially to KL, who has said on many occasions that she will continue to support the club, and that this is one of the places where his memory is most alive to her, and who didn't deserve any of the cr*p that was dished out to her. Imagine how she feels when she hears us singing "walking in a Liebher wonderland", and then imagine her disrespecting that memory in the way some accused.
THe most exciting thing for me about this new-look Saints - and this even without the latest buys - is that, if you compare the West Ham game with much of last season, we had almost 70% of the possession AND scored 3 goals - how many times last season did we pass it around beautifully but without any end product? if we are now scoring goals when we are on top - and we can add JRod & our new Senegalese Sensation to the probability of that - then we can truly say that we are in a much better position than last year. Plus, excellent point from St Van Roetford, we have a much better squad now; last season, Pochy didn't have a plan B for two reasons - first he didn't have a plan B, and second be cause he didn't really have much to bring on to really change things. That's why so many times we dominated the first half only for the opposition to make changes at the break and then change the game around leaving us with no response. That's not going to happen this year! So, all in all, I think we are in a much better position than last year! And now, echoing what many others have said, it's time for those who abused KL and the board - especially those who did so in very obnoxious language - and who accused them of asset stripping, lack of ambition, just taking the money before selling the club,to be big enough to apologise. Especially to KL, who has said on many occasions that she will continue to support the club, and that this is one of the places where his memory is most alive to her, and who didn't deserve any of the cr*p that was dished out to her. Imagine how she feels when she hears us singing "walking in a Liebher wonderland", and then imagine her disrespecting that memory in the way some accused. Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 67

12:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

pitbull says...

A lot of people have had a pop at the amount we paid for Shane Long, we must give this guy some time. Once he adapts to our way of playing I can see him doing very well.

I'm still annoyed at some of the comments posted on here over the last couple of months about Ms Leibheir, Ralph and Les, some of them were quite disgusting.
I bet none of the posters are man enough to post an apology.
A lot of people have had a pop at the amount we paid for Shane Long, we must give this guy some time. Once he adapts to our way of playing I can see him doing very well. I'm still annoyed at some of the comments posted on here over the last couple of months about Ms Leibheir, Ralph and Les, some of them were quite disgusting. I bet none of the posters are man enough to post an apology. pitbull
  • Score: 43

12:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

I am totally delighted with our new signings. My predicted (4 weeks ago) top 7 or better finish was far too pessimistic and I apologise for being so negative! Top 3 for us this season (yes, I know - I was on Chablis last night celebrating and strong coffee this morning). Just look at the teams around us, including the big clubs, messing up. With our run of easy games, we will pick up a load of wins (starting with 4-1 against Newcastle) and possibly get to 2nd by the end of November. With the team gelling, the confidence sky high and the depth in our squad, the difference this season is that we'll be able to maintain our momentum when we get some tougher games. Chelsea will finish well clear at the top, then City, closely followed by us, then Arsenal. ManU, Everton, L'pool, Spuds. I am seriously considering moving back down south to take in more games.
I am totally delighted with our new signings. My predicted (4 weeks ago) top 7 or better finish was far too pessimistic and I apologise for being so negative! Top 3 for us this season (yes, I know - I was on Chablis last night celebrating and strong coffee this morning). Just look at the teams around us, including the big clubs, messing up. With our run of easy games, we will pick up a load of wins (starting with 4-1 against Newcastle) and possibly get to 2nd by the end of November. With the team gelling, the confidence sky high and the depth in our squad, the difference this season is that we'll be able to maintain our momentum when we get some tougher games. Chelsea will finish well clear at the top, then City, closely followed by us, then Arsenal. ManU, Everton, L'pool, Spuds. I am seriously considering moving back down south to take in more games. nomorerumours
  • Score: 13

12:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

HECOOK wrote:
97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR
We have kept him - he's only on loan! I'm guessing there's a recall clause if we ever get desperate. Don't even think it's on an option to buy just a straigtforward season long lone - So that as to take you to - maybe 99%.
Or are you a sipp take and just reeled me in?
[quote][p][bold]HECOOK[/bold] wrote: 97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR[/p][/quote]We have kept him - he's only on loan! I'm guessing there's a recall clause if we ever get desperate. Don't even think it's on an option to buy just a straigtforward season long lone - So that as to take you to - maybe 99%. Or are you a sipp take and just reeled me in? jls217
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Cant wait to see ALL firing on every cylinder . C O Y R and great buying , but ALSO still ££££ s in the kitty
Cant wait to see ALL firing on every cylinder . C O Y R and great buying , but ALSO still ££££ s in the kitty SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 15

12:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please. jls217
  • Score: 12

12:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

pitbull wrote:
A lot of people have had a pop at the amount we paid for Shane Long, we must give this guy some time. Once he adapts to our way of playing I can see him doing very well.

I'm still annoyed at some of the comments posted on here over the last couple of months about Ms Leibheir, Ralph and Les, some of them were quite disgusting.
I bet none of the posters are man enough to post an apology.
Read other topics pitbull on here, they manned up and done the dead -well a lot of them anyway. Forgive and forget has to be the order of the day surely.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: A lot of people have had a pop at the amount we paid for Shane Long, we must give this guy some time. Once he adapts to our way of playing I can see him doing very well. I'm still annoyed at some of the comments posted on here over the last couple of months about Ms Leibheir, Ralph and Les, some of them were quite disgusting. I bet none of the posters are man enough to post an apology.[/p][/quote]Read other topics pitbull on here, they manned up and done the dead -well a lot of them anyway. Forgive and forget has to be the order of the day surely. jls217
  • Score: 5

12:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
Well i am glad it is all over now, we managed to keep Morgan and Jro i just wish we could skip January sale..
Very happy, both are young and talented, like what one said in here, if they can adapt to life in the PL, we might just do better than we did last season...
No need to worry about January or any future windows - they will all be opportunities to strengthen the squad (if we ever need to) and to off-load a few fringe players who just cannot even get on the bench. We'll have more academy players coming through to automatically strengthen the squad further. So, it just may be a particular position that needs covering, no more. With such a young, talented group of players, we can only continue to get better. With RonKo in it for the long haul (I predict at least 10 years of great success and much silverware under him - he will not be enticed away as no other EPL club would offer him the freedom that we have and one of the best academies in world football) very few players will want to leave, even with some tempting offers. The few we do off-load will be our choice. The monies for them can be used to pay higher wagers. We'll show everyone, critics, pundits, media and the world, that there is another way of breaking into the top 4. I'll save the rest of this positivity for another post!
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: Well i am glad it is all over now, we managed to keep Morgan and Jro i just wish we could skip January sale.. Very happy, both are young and talented, like what one said in here, if they can adapt to life in the PL, we might just do better than we did last season...[/p][/quote]No need to worry about January or any future windows - they will all be opportunities to strengthen the squad (if we ever need to) and to off-load a few fringe players who just cannot even get on the bench. We'll have more academy players coming through to automatically strengthen the squad further. So, it just may be a particular position that needs covering, no more. With such a young, talented group of players, we can only continue to get better. With RonKo in it for the long haul (I predict at least 10 years of great success and much silverware under him - he will not be enticed away as no other EPL club would offer him the freedom that we have and one of the best academies in world football) very few players will want to leave, even with some tempting offers. The few we do off-load will be our choice. The monies for them can be used to pay higher wagers. We'll show everyone, critics, pundits, media and the world, that there is another way of breaking into the top 4. I'll save the rest of this positivity for another post! nomorerumours
  • Score: 13

12:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

scorpioeyes says...

How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??
How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board?? scorpioeyes
  • Score: -42

12:51pm Tue 2 Sep 14

chapellady says...

Couldn't be happier, just need to ban Roy Hodgson from St Marys as I believe he was partly to blame for the outgoing players heads being turned. Our initial 5 year plan was to get back tho the premier League which we did earlier than expected. We now have Champions league within 3 years as our plan and I can't wait for the bus to leave with RK at the helm. It's going to be a great ride.
Couldn't be happier, just need to ban Roy Hodgson from St Marys as I believe he was partly to blame for the outgoing players heads being turned. Our initial 5 year plan was to get back tho the premier League which we did earlier than expected. We now have Champions league within 3 years as our plan and I can't wait for the bus to leave with RK at the helm. It's going to be a great ride. chapellady
  • Score: 20

12:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

scorpioeyes wrote:
How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??
Use some imagination and look at the overall squad.
[quote][p][bold]scorpioeyes[/bold] wrote: How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??[/p][/quote]Use some imagination and look at the overall squad. nomorerumours
  • Score: 19

1:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

DisplacedFan says...

We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.
We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Tue 2 Sep 14

lastminmoran says...

i'm pleased because apart from one, some refreshing thought has gone into it. if we can stick a little note in our shop window, look don't touch'... for example !!!! the cynics will sleep at night!!!!!!LOOK TO THE FUTURE. ROY SAID IN THE MIRROR HE WAS UPSET THAT OUR ENGLAND PLAYERS LEFT, AND LIKE UTD MISSING THE FA CUP I THINK WE NOW KNOW WHY THE CUP RUNS AND EUROPA LEAGUE AMBITIONS WERE ABORTED? LETS NOT SEE THAT AGAIN EH SAINTS!!!!THE FEEDER THING IS HARD TO SHAKE OFF,AND IF TEAMS OUTSIDE THE TOP SIX DON'T START ACTING WITH DIGNITY AND PRIDE WITH REAL AMBITION THE PEOPLE WILL WALK .AWAY.
i'm pleased because apart from one, some refreshing thought has gone into it. if we can stick a little note in our shop window, look don't touch'... for example !!!! the cynics will sleep at night!!!!!!LOOK TO THE FUTURE. ROY SAID IN THE MIRROR HE WAS UPSET THAT OUR ENGLAND PLAYERS LEFT, AND LIKE UTD MISSING THE FA CUP I THINK WE NOW KNOW WHY THE CUP RUNS AND EUROPA LEAGUE AMBITIONS WERE ABORTED? LETS NOT SEE THAT AGAIN EH SAINTS!!!!THE FEEDER THING IS HARD TO SHAKE OFF,AND IF TEAMS OUTSIDE THE TOP SIX DON'T START ACTING WITH DIGNITY AND PRIDE WITH REAL AMBITION THE PEOPLE WILL WALK .AWAY. lastminmoran
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

saintthomas says...

durham87saint wrote:
How can you not be happy with this kind of investment in our club. Only a few months ago many on this thread thought, "here we go again", and doom & gloom was about to descend on St Mary's. Well it hasn't. So we now have a good squad & manager to get behind. "Well done Saints"!
COYR's
Ohh and not forget we have a board that has delivered too! And we havein KL a owner that has statet clear SFC is a issue that she will patronize! All Saints come on! Jump again on the bus! There are another 5 amazing years awaiting for us!
Up the Saints till i die!!
[quote][p][bold]durham87saint[/bold] wrote: How can you not be happy with this kind of investment in our club. Only a few months ago many on this thread thought, "here we go again", and doom & gloom was about to descend on St Mary's. Well it hasn't. So we now have a good squad & manager to get behind. "Well done Saints"! COYR's[/p][/quote]Ohh and not forget we have a board that has delivered too! And we havein KL a owner that has statet clear SFC is a issue that she will patronize! All Saints come on! Jump again on the bus! There are another 5 amazing years awaiting for us! Up the Saints till i die!! saintthomas
  • Score: 11

1:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.
Some of that money is needed for higher wages and if we still want more players (which I rather doubt - see my last post just above) January is only 4 months away.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.[/p][/quote]Some of that money is needed for higher wages and if we still want more players (which I rather doubt - see my last post just above) January is only 4 months away. nomorerumours
  • Score: 7

1:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

By Christmas time (if not sooner) Morgan will be tweeting that he's looking forward to another 6 wonderful years at our club!
By Christmas time (if not sooner) Morgan will be tweeting that he's looking forward to another 6 wonderful years at our club! nomorerumours
  • Score: 11

1:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Jan28th1984 says...

"The Daily Echo asks Saints fans whether they are happy with the club's summer transfer business"

wtf do you think?

Every departure has been replaced with a better player for less money.
We've got a better manager who is more tactically aware and more astute in the transfer market.

Those vulture clubs who came around our squad browsing like kids in a sweet shop have all been royally f*cked for cash so we have a few mil in the bank for Jan.

Now we can all sit back and have a laugh at Poch struggling through the Europa League - a competition he despised so much he threw a Cup quarter-final to avoid it.

As Greavesie used to say - "Fanny old game innit saint?"
"The Daily Echo asks Saints fans whether they are happy with the club's summer transfer business" wtf do you think? Every departure has been replaced with a better player for less money. We've got a better manager who is more tactically aware and more astute in the transfer market. Those vulture clubs who came around our squad browsing like kids in a sweet shop have all been royally f*cked for cash so we have a few mil in the bank for Jan. Now we can all sit back and have a laugh at Poch struggling through the Europa League - a competition he despised so much he threw a Cup quarter-final to avoid it. As Greavesie used to say - "Fanny old game innit saint?" Jan28th1984
  • Score: 12

1:11pm Tue 2 Sep 14

lowemustgo says...

Window? More like the Barn Door!
Window? More like the Barn Door! lowemustgo
  • Score: 2

1:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Jan28th1984 says...

My mistake - Cup 5th Round tie not quarter-final.......
My mistake - Cup 5th Round tie not quarter-final....... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

1:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

saintthomas says...

jls217 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
I agree with you!
Now let us go behind the team and the club as a unit that all Saints need!
remember at the darkest days five years ago, SFC then stand up like a Phoenix out of the ashes and give us so many memorable moments at that time! So why not doing the same in the next five years!
Up the Saints till i die!
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.[/p][/quote]I agree with you! Now let us go behind the team and the club as a unit that all Saints need! remember at the darkest days five years ago, SFC then stand up like a Phoenix out of the ashes and give us so many memorable moments at that time! So why not doing the same in the next five years! Up the Saints till i die! saintthomas
  • Score: 10

1:26pm Tue 2 Sep 14

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

Can't wait to see where the Spuds are come January with that Judas MoPo
and wanna be Liverampton hope we finish above these clubs I shouldn't care any more as all parties concerned have moved on, but sod them I want revenge !!!!
And to all the filthy skates.....FOP

Saints till I die !!!
Can't wait to see where the Spuds are come January with that Judas MoPo and wanna be Liverampton hope we finish above these clubs I shouldn't care any more as all parties concerned have moved on, but sod them I want revenge !!!! And to all the filthy skates.....FOP Saints till I die !!! RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 16

1:29pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TGodSFC says...

Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave.

I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.
Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave. I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t. TGodSFC
  • Score: 17

1:36pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...

12 million plus for long will go down as one of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen. Sending Gaston on loan is a mistake. Getting 20 million for Lovren is was great business as was the Shaw deal. On balance its a stronger squad. However the boat should really have been pushed out on a decent striker.
12 million plus for long will go down as one of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen. Sending Gaston on loan is a mistake. Getting 20 million for Lovren is was great business as was the Shaw deal. On balance its a stronger squad. However the boat should really have been pushed out on a decent striker. Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport
  • Score: -49

1:39pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Zippo1 says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Am I Happy? Absolutely.

When RK was appointed I raised my spirits and predicted he would be a top class manager. I am so glad I was right - for once!!

When the exodus began I said at the time that those players had had their heads turned in Brazil. I still think too that Rickie was the bait at Liverpool. Once Lallana and Shaw were out of the door the collapse was on. In any case, I don't want players here - no matter how good they are - if their hearts are not in SFC. They are best off out.

Yes, at the time i was despondent, but I am a Saints supporter, and Saints' fans that I have known over the last 60 years have always had optimism - sometimes, I admit, without good cause!

I think our owner and Board have done remarkably well to replace the lost talents with equal if not better players. The promise to reinvest the income from sales has been met, and those (you know who you are) that belittled and abused our owner with some appalling language and disrespect should apologise to her. I always think it is cowardly in the extreme to abuse under a pen name!

The big plus for me is that the team we now have is RK's team - he has his pick of the players in his team, and I genuinely believe he will produce the goods for us.

I will never lose my optimism for SFC, and look forward to even greater things than those brought to us last season.

We may have to wait for the team to fully gell together - but it will happen. Long may we keep hold of Ron!!
And Ron keep hold of Long.......lol
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Am I Happy? Absolutely. When RK was appointed I raised my spirits and predicted he would be a top class manager. I am so glad I was right - for once!! When the exodus began I said at the time that those players had had their heads turned in Brazil. I still think too that Rickie was the bait at Liverpool. Once Lallana and Shaw were out of the door the collapse was on. In any case, I don't want players here - no matter how good they are - if their hearts are not in SFC. They are best off out. Yes, at the time i was despondent, but I am a Saints supporter, and Saints' fans that I have known over the last 60 years have always had optimism - sometimes, I admit, without good cause! I think our owner and Board have done remarkably well to replace the lost talents with equal if not better players. The promise to reinvest the income from sales has been met, and those (you know who you are) that belittled and abused our owner with some appalling language and disrespect should apologise to her. I always think it is cowardly in the extreme to abuse under a pen name! The big plus for me is that the team we now have is RK's team - he has his pick of the players in his team, and I genuinely believe he will produce the goods for us. I will never lose my optimism for SFC, and look forward to even greater things than those brought to us last season. We may have to wait for the team to fully gell together - but it will happen. Long may we keep hold of Ron!![/p][/quote]And Ron keep hold of Long.......lol Zippo1
  • Score: 9

1:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

jls217 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
Dont patronise me, I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and it appears you have some kind of superiority complex. Whats next you will be marking us on our grammer. Stay of my posts unless you have a relevant point to make, preferably about SFC.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.[/p][/quote]Dont patronise me, I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and it appears you have some kind of superiority complex. Whats next you will be marking us on our grammer. Stay of my posts unless you have a relevant point to make, preferably about SFC. bbb001
  • Score: 3

1:51pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Alicesdad says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Thank You Katharina, I guess your Dad would be mightily proud of you and your crew. Ralph, Les and Ronald have produced one of the best transfer windows I can recall in fity years of supporting the club to rebuild and set us up for the chase for Europe. Now I just hope the fans will gel and lift the team on the way. Course they will!! UTS
Good point Dan. For weeks we have been bogged down worying about survival following the exodus. Now we look at the squad and are looking to Europe. Patience is generally not a virtue of Saints fans .. but we were patient enough to watch a three season climb to the premierhship and I woudl like to think we may get to Europe this season ... optimistic ? Don't think so, this is a truly top squad .. if it plays to its ability we are going to be a major threat to ANY team in this league.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: Thank You Katharina, I guess your Dad would be mightily proud of you and your crew. Ralph, Les and Ronald have produced one of the best transfer windows I can recall in fity years of supporting the club to rebuild and set us up for the chase for Europe. Now I just hope the fans will gel and lift the team on the way. Course they will!! UTS[/p][/quote]Good point Dan. For weeks we have been bogged down worying about survival following the exodus. Now we look at the squad and are looking to Europe. Patience is generally not a virtue of Saints fans .. but we were patient enough to watch a three season climb to the premierhship and I woudl like to think we may get to Europe this season ... optimistic ? Don't think so, this is a truly top squad .. if it plays to its ability we are going to be a major threat to ANY team in this league. Alicesdad
  • Score: 8

1:53pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

He guys, while this thread is grabbing out attention - just break off and look at the Echo thread timed at 1213. There are amazing videos of our new signings. Sadio Mane not only plays like Rahim Sterling, he seems even better! Champions League qualification for Saints is now almost a nailed on certainty - now even my fellow long-term happy clappers will think that I've lost it completely!!!
He guys, while this thread is grabbing out attention - just break off and look at the Echo thread timed at 1213. There are amazing videos of our new signings. Sadio Mane not only plays like Rahim Sterling, he seems even better! Champions League qualification for Saints is now almost a nailed on certainty - now even my fellow long-term happy clappers will think that I've lost it completely!!! nomorerumours
  • Score: 35

1:57pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Confucious says...

I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston. Confucious
  • Score: 41

1:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

fascia123 says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
"The Daily Echo asks Saints fans whether they are happy with the club's summer transfer business"

wtf do you think?

Every departure has been replaced with a better player for less money.
We've got a better manager who is more tactically aware and more astute in the transfer market.

Those vulture clubs who came around our squad browsing like kids in a sweet shop have all been royally f*cked for cash so we have a few mil in the bank for Jan.

Now we can all sit back and have a laugh at Poch struggling through the Europa League - a competition he despised so much he threw a Cup quarter-final to avoid it.

As Greavesie used to say - "Fanny old game innit saint?"
Now he would be good up front with Pelle and our bar takings would be as well.
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: "The Daily Echo asks Saints fans whether they are happy with the club's summer transfer business" wtf do you think? Every departure has been replaced with a better player for less money. We've got a better manager who is more tactically aware and more astute in the transfer market. Those vulture clubs who came around our squad browsing like kids in a sweet shop have all been royally f*cked for cash so we have a few mil in the bank for Jan. Now we can all sit back and have a laugh at Poch struggling through the Europa League - a competition he despised so much he threw a Cup quarter-final to avoid it. As Greavesie used to say - "Fanny old game innit saint?"[/p][/quote]Now he would be good up front with Pelle and our bar takings would be as well. fascia123
  • Score: 7

1:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

TGodSFC wrote:
Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave.

I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.
Europe?..... a formality!
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave. I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.[/p][/quote]Europe?..... a formality! nomorerumours
  • Score: 8

2:09pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Outside of the Box says...

The best signing of the summer was by a country mile the Dutchman himself, he walked in to what could only be described as a mess, RL gone, LS on the way as for the other 2 (less said) and remained calm, he didn't panic he bought in a whole new backroom staff which included the England goalkeeping coach, Sammy Lee a highly regarded coach and his older brother, again a highly regarded coach.

The players he has bought in indeed look the part, Pelle looks like a player who feeds on his confidence, after his goal at Millwall, I knew he was going to score at West Ham, Tadic looks like he has all the qualities to be better than Lallana, Forster will take over from Hart, and Shane Long is in the nicest possible way a pest, when at WBA he created so much space for Lukaku to destroy us. So they all look good to me.

Some people bemoaned him for selling Chambers to Asrenal, lets be honest Chambers who was our 2nd choice RB last season, and £16m was fantastic money, just because he's had a great start at Arsenal at CB doesn't make taking the money a stupid decision, for the life I do not understand why Pochettinwho couldn't see him as a CB.

The lads that came in last night look like they can a play a bit too, so alls well for me Thank you very much, well pleased.
The best signing of the summer was by a country mile the Dutchman himself, he walked in to what could only be described as a mess, RL gone, LS on the way as for the other 2 (less said) and remained calm, he didn't panic he bought in a whole new backroom staff which included the England goalkeeping coach, Sammy Lee a highly regarded coach and his older brother, again a highly regarded coach. The players he has bought in indeed look the part, Pelle looks like a player who feeds on his confidence, after his goal at Millwall, I knew he was going to score at West Ham, Tadic looks like he has all the qualities to be better than Lallana, Forster will take over from Hart, and Shane Long is in the nicest possible way a pest, when at WBA he created so much space for Lukaku to destroy us. So they all look good to me. Some people bemoaned him for selling Chambers to Asrenal, lets be honest Chambers who was our 2nd choice RB last season, and £16m was fantastic money, just because he's had a great start at Arsenal at CB doesn't make taking the money a stupid decision, for the life I do not understand why Pochettinwho couldn't see him as a CB. The lads that came in last night look like they can a play a bit too, so alls well for me Thank you very much, well pleased. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 28

2:20pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
With that, I would think you would want extra time (sorry, I'm presuming a cup tie but it's your dream). So all goals between 91st and 120th minute. That way you can give her 90 minutes of pleasure before concentrating on the serious entertainment.!

Actually, if MK Dons can beat ManU 4-0, us beating them 9-0 away is about right!!!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]With that, I would think you would want extra time (sorry, I'm presuming a cup tie but it's your dream). So all goals between 91st and 120th minute. That way you can give her 90 minutes of pleasure before concentrating on the serious entertainment.! Actually, if MK Dons can beat ManU 4-0, us beating them 9-0 away is about right!!! nomorerumours
  • Score: 23

2:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

american saint says...

This off season had all the makings of a complete disaster, with saints almost certainly being relegated. Lots of negative comments and few positive. A lot of spending money does not always equate to wise buying choices.But overall I am really excited with what the board has done and look forward to a successful year. The only question mark I have and would love to be proved wrong was the purchase of Shane Long.
This off season had all the makings of a complete disaster, with saints almost certainly being relegated. Lots of negative comments and few positive. A lot of spending money does not always equate to wise buying choices.But overall I am really excited with what the board has done and look forward to a successful year. The only question mark I have and would love to be proved wrong was the purchase of Shane Long. american saint
  • Score: -4

2:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

costa gaz says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.
..... and happy with the final score? Forget your rules for once, Gaz, please tell us what the real final score is.

I make it
Negs 6 (including Gaston) HCs 8
(No, Guly, Danny Fox, Billy, Lee, Jos, Andy Robinson, Jake S., Jack S., Jordan T. OR Dani O don't count.)
It ended at 7-7 Stras, no loanees and no released players official rule 28 section c.
HC'S

Koeman
Florin,
Tadic,
Pelle,
Long,
Mane,
Forster.

MoD

Pochettino,
Lallana,
Lambert,
lovren,
Shaw,
Chambers,
Sharp.
fair result in the end.
I don't know if the new boys are better than the ones departed, time will tell, but what we have that is different is a SQUAD, as opposed to just a team of 11 that we had last season, which worked but with no plan B.
Now Koeman can turn things mid game with this new lot. Happy days.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.[/p][/quote]..... and happy with the final score? Forget your rules for once, Gaz, please tell us what the real final score is. I make it Negs 6 (including Gaston) HCs 8 (No, Guly, Danny Fox, Billy, Lee, Jos, Andy Robinson, Jake S., Jack S., Jordan T. OR Dani O don't count.)[/p][/quote]It ended at 7-7 Stras, no loanees and no released players official rule 28 section c. HC'S Koeman Florin, Tadic, Pelle, Long, Mane, Forster. MoD Pochettino, Lallana, Lambert, lovren, Shaw, Chambers, Sharp. fair result in the end. I don't know if the new boys are better than the ones departed, time will tell, but what we have that is different is a SQUAD, as opposed to just a team of 11 that we had last season, which worked but with no plan B. Now Koeman can turn things mid game with this new lot. Happy days. costa gaz
  • Score: -8

2:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

george chivers says...

TGodSFC wrote:
Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave.

I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.
As somebody who was critical of, but not abusive towards the board I am happy with business we have done. On paper it looks good but I think it is important not to get carried away. The proof of the pudding will be in the results, we need to win games, particularly at home.

When January comes there is no doubt in my mind we will have re-occurring problems with spiderman and J-Rod. if not from Spurs then from another top club. We have come out of the transfer window well, but the real battle starts now. I would like us to secure a safe place in the league and get to a Cup Final, that I think is the best we can hope for on our relatively low transfer budget and 32,000 seater stadium.

At the end of this season I think we will go through the same pain again as we have just gone through but to a lesser degree. Our best players will get offers from the CL qualifiers which we will not be able to match. That I think is a realistic view for our club, although some would say it is pessimistic. We have good players but not any world class players and without those we can't aspire to the top 4/6.

Despite this I will always be STID. But I will always sceptical of the board, whoever they are, unless we end up with an owner who has bottomless pockets and is flat out to qualify for the CL, which is not currently the case.

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave. I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.[/p][/quote]As somebody who was critical of, but not abusive towards the board I am happy with business we have done. On paper it looks good but I think it is important not to get carried away. The proof of the pudding will be in the results, we need to win games, particularly at home. When January comes there is no doubt in my mind we will have re-occurring problems with spiderman and J-Rod. if not from Spurs then from another top club. We have come out of the transfer window well, but the real battle starts now. I would like us to secure a safe place in the league and get to a Cup Final, that I think is the best we can hope for on our relatively low transfer budget and 32,000 seater stadium. At the end of this season I think we will go through the same pain again as we have just gone through but to a lesser degree. Our best players will get offers from the CL qualifiers which we will not be able to match. That I think is a realistic view for our club, although some would say it is pessimistic. We have good players but not any world class players and without those we can't aspire to the top 4/6. Despite this I will always be STID. But I will always sceptical of the board, whoever they are, unless we end up with an owner who has bottomless pockets and is flat out to qualify for the CL, which is not currently the case. COYR. george chivers
  • Score: -43

2:51pm Tue 2 Sep 14

throatwarbler says...

bbb001 wrote:
jls217 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
Dont patronise me, I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and it appears you have some kind of superiority complex. Whats next you will be marking us on our grammer. Stay of my posts unless you have a relevant point to make, preferably about SFC.
it's "grammar" not "grammer".
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.[/p][/quote]Dont patronise me, I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and it appears you have some kind of superiority complex. Whats next you will be marking us on our grammer. Stay of my posts unless you have a relevant point to make, preferably about SFC.[/p][/quote]it's "grammar" not "grammer". throatwarbler
  • Score: 29

3:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

throatwarbler wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
jls217 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
Dont patronise me, I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and it appears you have some kind of superiority complex. Whats next you will be marking us on our grammer. Stay of my posts unless you have a relevant point to make, preferably about SFC.
it's "grammar" not "grammer".
My point exactly
[quote][p][bold]throatwarbler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.[/p][/quote]Dont patronise me, I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and it appears you have some kind of superiority complex. Whats next you will be marking us on our grammer. Stay of my posts unless you have a relevant point to make, preferably about SFC.[/p][/quote]it's "grammar" not "grammer".[/p][/quote]My point exactly bbb001
  • Score: -7

3:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Beer Monster says...

I'm over the moon, thanks for asking DE. The fact that the preferred bidder for my place in Hythe has had their mortgage turned down is almost screaming providence at me that I should get a job down there and buy my season ticket back...
I'm over the moon, thanks for asking DE. The fact that the preferred bidder for my place in Hythe has had their mortgage turned down is almost screaming providence at me that I should get a job down there and buy my season ticket back... Beer Monster
  • Score: 6

3:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mack chinnon says...

Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him.
doesn't he have an agent.
Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him. doesn't he have an agent. mack chinnon
  • Score: 6

3:12pm Tue 2 Sep 14

HECOOK says...

jls217 wrote:
HECOOK wrote:
97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR
We have kept him - he's only on loan! I'm guessing there's a recall clause if we ever get desperate. Don't even think it's on an option to buy just a straigtforward season long lone - So that as to take you to - maybe 99%.
Or are you a sipp take and just reeled me in?
Keeping hold of gaston, means not loaning him out. So 97% it is .Like others have mentioned if Pelle gets injured before J>rod gets back we might be a bit short. Is big Sam ready?
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HECOOK[/bold] wrote: 97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR[/p][/quote]We have kept him - he's only on loan! I'm guessing there's a recall clause if we ever get desperate. Don't even think it's on an option to buy just a straigtforward season long lone - So that as to take you to - maybe 99%. Or are you a sipp take and just reeled me in?[/p][/quote]Keeping hold of gaston, means not loaning him out. So 97% it is .Like others have mentioned if Pelle gets injured before J>rod gets back we might be a bit short. Is big Sam ready? HECOOK
  • Score: -13

3:15pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

costa gaz wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.
..... and happy with the final score? Forget your rules for once, Gaz, please tell us what the real final score is.

I make it
Negs 6 (including Gaston) HCs 8
(No, Guly, Danny Fox, Billy, Lee, Jos, Andy Robinson, Jake S., Jack S., Jordan T. OR Dani O don't count.)
It ended at 7-7 Stras, no loanees and no released players official rule 28 section c.
HC'S

Koeman
Florin,
Tadic,
Pelle,
Long,
Mane,
Forster.

MoD

Pochettino,
Lallana,
Lambert,
lovren,
Shaw,
Chambers,
Sharp.
fair result in the end.
I don't know if the new boys are better than the ones departed, time will tell, but what we have that is different is a SQUAD, as opposed to just a team of 11 that we had last season, which worked but with no plan B.
Now Koeman can turn things mid game with this new lot. Happy days.
So Billy gets included and the 2 new AVAILABLE loanees don't. Now I see why your view of events in July were so .......... (how can I put it?) ..........



......... irrelevant :-)

Happy Clappy days indeed!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Was more than pi$$ed off at the start but, we have turned it round, today I am happy with with the outcome.[/p][/quote]..... and happy with the final score? Forget your rules for once, Gaz, please tell us what the real final score is. I make it Negs 6 (including Gaston) HCs 8 (No, Guly, Danny Fox, Billy, Lee, Jos, Andy Robinson, Jake S., Jack S., Jordan T. OR Dani O don't count.)[/p][/quote]It ended at 7-7 Stras, no loanees and no released players official rule 28 section c. HC'S Koeman Florin, Tadic, Pelle, Long, Mane, Forster. MoD Pochettino, Lallana, Lambert, lovren, Shaw, Chambers, Sharp. fair result in the end. I don't know if the new boys are better than the ones departed, time will tell, but what we have that is different is a SQUAD, as opposed to just a team of 11 that we had last season, which worked but with no plan B. Now Koeman can turn things mid game with this new lot. Happy days.[/p][/quote]So Billy gets included and the 2 new AVAILABLE loanees don't. Now I see why your view of events in July were so .......... (how can I put it?) .......... ......... irrelevant :-) Happy Clappy days indeed! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 29

3:23pm Tue 2 Sep 14

7saint7 says...

wish people would stop putting Shane Long down.I think we have a very good player prolific goal scorer is not . But he's a team player who works hard for his team mates and a great runner who gives 100 % and does score goals.
Im realy happy with are buys . A good finish in the prem & a good run in the cups for us this season.
coyr
wish people would stop putting Shane Long down.I think we have a very good player prolific goal scorer is not . But he's a team player who works hard for his team mates and a great runner who gives 100 % and does score goals. Im realy happy with are buys . A good finish in the prem & a good run in the cups for us this season. coyr 7saint7
  • Score: 17

3:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him.
doesn't he have an agent.
Maybe not, Mack, but he has a brain and some integrity.

Further good news, not only didn't Real put in a late cheeky bid for me, but I purchased my QPR tickets yesterday. So, see you at the Station and JT?
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him. doesn't he have an agent.[/p][/quote]Maybe not, Mack, but he has a brain and some integrity. Further good news, not only didn't Real put in a late cheeky bid for me, but I purchased my QPR tickets yesterday. So, see you at the Station and JT? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

3:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TGodSFC says...

nomorerumours wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave.

I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.
Europe?..... a formality!
Has to be now. This is our ambition.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: Firstly I wanted to state I’m extremely happy. I do have a few things I not happy with though. All the abuse towards Les, Ralph and Kat during the transition was inexcusable, a delude of abuse thrown their way that was just crazy. No doubt those people changing their logins now to hide. The amount of pre-Madonna’s we’ve had to put up with in this window has been crazy I think the fans anger should have been direct to them and not the board. I will admit I had my doubts at certain points throughout the summer but never resorted to the abuse some fans gave. I personally think the best bit of business we’ve done this summer is Koeman, he’s shown his pulling power and introduced to the EPL that managers can be, friendly, honest, upfront and warming. I’m excited by the players we’ve brought in, however I’m more pleased with getting Jose penned on a new deal, keep Cork, Spider and Jrod. Future looks bright, the only concern I have is we need to push for Europe now, I could see Spider, Jrod and new boy alders leaving if we don’t.[/p][/quote]Europe?..... a formality![/p][/quote]Has to be now. This is our ambition. TGodSFC
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Harby says...

Why call Poch a Judas for jumping ship, it could be a blessing in disguise as I now think we have a superior manager in Ron.
Why call Poch a Judas for jumping ship, it could be a blessing in disguise as I now think we have a superior manager in Ron. Harby
  • Score: 8

3:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Costa Baz says...

More than happy, at the way the transfer window panned out.
As others have already said, the depth of the squad has improved.

Some are already worrying about the January transfer window, and the potential loss of Morgan and JRod, but I prefer to think we have 4 months in which time Ronko can identify players to complement or replace them with.
More than happy, at the way the transfer window panned out. As others have already said, the depth of the squad has improved. Some are already worrying about the January transfer window, and the potential loss of Morgan and JRod, but I prefer to think we have 4 months in which time Ronko can identify players to complement or replace them with. Costa Baz
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

just kidding says...

Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
Confucious, really! watching the match huh? hmm.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]Confucious, really! watching the match huh? hmm. just kidding
  • Score: 3

3:37pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him.
doesn't he have an agent.
Maybe not, Mack, but he has a brain and some integrity.

Further good news, not only didn't Real put in a late cheeky bid for me, but I purchased my QPR tickets yesterday. So, see you at the Station and JT?
C u there. I'm taking my Swiss flag.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him. doesn't he have an agent.[/p][/quote]Maybe not, Mack, but he has a brain and some integrity. Further good news, not only didn't Real put in a late cheeky bid for me, but I purchased my QPR tickets yesterday. So, see you at the Station and JT?[/p][/quote]C u there. I'm taking my Swiss flag. mack chinnon
  • Score: 0

3:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

InsideOutCat says...

jls217 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
Fair do to the ones who have put their hands up and admitted they got it wrong; let's not start doing what we accused them of an valuing being able to say "I told you so" above the good of the club. It might just as easily be us with egg on our faces next time.

However there remains a tiny minority (and both they and we know who they are) who are still squirming, offering excuses and generally jumping through every hoop available to avoid having to just come out and say "Sorry Guys, I made myself look a bit of a tool back then, but we're all friends again now".

It's not really on, is it?
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.[/p][/quote]Fair do to the ones who have put their hands up and admitted they got it wrong; let's not start doing what we accused them of an valuing being able to say "I told you so" above the good of the club. It might just as easily be us with egg on our faces next time. However there remains a tiny minority (and both they and we know who they are) who are still squirming, offering excuses and generally jumping through every hoop available to avoid having to just come out and say "Sorry Guys, I made myself look a bit of a tool back then, but we're all friends again now". It's not really on, is it? InsideOutCat
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Tue 2 Sep 14

InsideOutCat says...

scorpioeyes wrote:
How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??
The question was whether you were pleased with the signings, not pleased with the results. Or are you going to sit on the fence till next May?
[quote][p][bold]scorpioeyes[/bold] wrote: How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??[/p][/quote]The question was whether you were pleased with the signings, not pleased with the results. Or are you going to sit on the fence till next May? InsideOutCat
  • Score: 7

3:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him.
doesn't he have an agent.
Maybe not, Mack, but he has a brain and some integrity.

Further good news, not only didn't Real put in a late cheeky bid for me, but I purchased my QPR tickets yesterday. So, see you at the Station and JT?
C u there. I'm taking my Swiss flag.
Nice touch!
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Im extremely pleased that we kept Clyne and extremely surprised that no one made an offer for him. doesn't he have an agent.[/p][/quote]Maybe not, Mack, but he has a brain and some integrity. Further good news, not only didn't Real put in a late cheeky bid for me, but I purchased my QPR tickets yesterday. So, see you at the Station and JT?[/p][/quote]C u there. I'm taking my Swiss flag.[/p][/quote]Nice touch! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

3:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Pasty Pete from Cornwall says...

Reckon Newcastle will be an ideal test for the new team and at home too!
Reckon Newcastle will be an ideal test for the new team and at home too! Pasty Pete from Cornwall
  • Score: 8

3:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

Harby wrote:
Why call Poch a Judas for jumping ship, it could be a blessing in disguise as I now think we have a superior manager in Ron.
Because as captain of a ship there are certain protocols to jumping ship, he ignored all of them and led on the board and us there was a chance of him signing another contract when it appears he had no such intention. Valuable time was lost whilst the ship had no captain and only a half hearted one leading up to it by all accounts.
Don't want to talk about the despicable one any longer.
Rambros run the show between them and happy I am to have them.
[quote][p][bold]Harby[/bold] wrote: Why call Poch a Judas for jumping ship, it could be a blessing in disguise as I now think we have a superior manager in Ron.[/p][/quote]Because as captain of a ship there are certain protocols to jumping ship, he ignored all of them and led on the board and us there was a chance of him signing another contract when it appears he had no such intention. Valuable time was lost whilst the ship had no captain and only a half hearted one leading up to it by all accounts. Don't want to talk about the despicable one any longer. Rambros run the show between them and happy I am to have them. jls217
  • Score: 10

3:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

John Gillham says...

Pretty good but Steve Bruce got the better of us. We paid £12m for Shane Long, they paid nothing for Ramirez, who I feel would have done alright. We've got a much deeper squad this year and that should help if we get a lot of injuries or when players get jaded.
Pretty good but Steve Bruce got the better of us. We paid £12m for Shane Long, they paid nothing for Ramirez, who I feel would have done alright. We've got a much deeper squad this year and that should help if we get a lot of injuries or when players get jaded. John Gillham
  • Score: -7

3:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'.

Nightmare.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'. Nightmare. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 8

3:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Churchill Saint says...

Vote of thanks to ManU, Arsenal, especially Liverpool and not forgetting Daniel Levy. Thank you for taken off our our hands a group men more interested in themselves than the club that gave them the opportunity (SRL excepted) - and paying so much over the odds that you have financed the great Southampton Football Club to become even greater.
Vote of thanks to ManU, Arsenal, especially Liverpool and not forgetting Daniel Levy. Thank you for taken off our our hands a group men more interested in themselves than the club that gave them the opportunity (SRL excepted) - and paying so much over the odds that you have financed the great Southampton Football Club to become even greater. Churchill Saint
  • Score: 22

4:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
12 million plus for long will go down as one of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen. Sending Gaston on loan is a mistake. Getting 20 million for Lovren is was great business as was the Shaw deal. On balance its a stronger squad. However the boat should really have been pushed out on a decent striker.
Now if you'd been big enough to throw in a imho or put it out as a question or put a I wonder if as a prefix but no, because you live closer to the sewage pit than most of I wonder if you're picking up bad habits from them.
"One of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen - can you please elaborate? Are we back to someone knowing better than the pros running the club. Full circle in 24hrs!
On what intimate knowledge of this player do you base your strident assessment please. Would you share it with us or are you holding it until Rambros come over to your gaff for Sunday dinner and you can present them with your findings then?
Gaston on loan is a mistake, would you mind giving us your finely researched reasons for that assessment also please.
Oh blx - I give up, anyone got any spare ammo?
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: 12 million plus for long will go down as one of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen. Sending Gaston on loan is a mistake. Getting 20 million for Lovren is was great business as was the Shaw deal. On balance its a stronger squad. However the boat should really have been pushed out on a decent striker.[/p][/quote]Now if you'd been big enough to throw in a imho or put it out as a question or put a I wonder if as a prefix but no, because you live closer to the sewage pit than most of I wonder if you're picking up bad habits from them. "One of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen - can you please elaborate? Are we back to someone knowing better than the pros running the club. Full circle in 24hrs! On what intimate knowledge of this player do you base your strident assessment please. Would you share it with us or are you holding it until Rambros come over to your gaff for Sunday dinner and you can present them with your findings then? Gaston on loan is a mistake, would you mind giving us your finely researched reasons for that assessment also please. Oh blx - I give up, anyone got any spare ammo? jls217
  • Score: 8

4:05pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

nomorerumours wrote:
scorpioeyes wrote:
How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??
Use some imagination and look at the overall squad.
It wouldn't hurt to take a look at the results and the manner of those results either really or would it 'cos you've crawled your way down the M27 looking for human households to infest.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scorpioeyes[/bold] wrote: How can we possibly say we are pleased or not, until we have some results on the board??[/p][/quote]Use some imagination and look at the overall squad.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't hurt to take a look at the results and the manner of those results either really or would it 'cos you've crawled your way down the M27 looking for human households to infest. jls217
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

nomorerumours wrote:
By Christmas time (if not sooner) Morgan will be tweeting that he's looking forward to another 6 wonderful years at our club!
Or he'll be worth another 10 mill on top and we can have a player or two as part of the deal, because as much as I rate him as a player and even admire the way he's agreed to put his gripe on the back burner and play for is paymaster we have to face the possibility of him going in Jan or at the end of the season maybe. Hope you're right but we have to live with the notion you may not be.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: By Christmas time (if not sooner) Morgan will be tweeting that he's looking forward to another 6 wonderful years at our club![/p][/quote]Or he'll be worth another 10 mill on top and we can have a player or two as part of the deal, because as much as I rate him as a player and even admire the way he's agreed to put his gripe on the back burner and play for is paymaster we have to face the possibility of him going in Jan or at the end of the season maybe. Hope you're right but we have to live with the notion you may not be. jls217
  • Score: 4

4:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

just kidding wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
Confucious, really! watching the match huh? hmm.
Surely the match would only be background noise? You would have to sky plus it and watch it after you have sent the lovely Jennifer on her way
[quote][p][bold]just kidding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]Confucious, really! watching the match huh? hmm.[/p][/quote]Surely the match would only be background noise? You would have to sky plus it and watch it after you have sent the lovely Jennifer on her way bbb001
  • Score: 3

4:20pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

HECOOK wrote:
jls217 wrote:
HECOOK wrote:
97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR
We have kept him - he's only on loan! I'm guessing there's a recall clause if we ever get desperate. Don't even think it's on an option to buy just a straigtforward season long lone - So that as to take you to - maybe 99%.
Or are you a sipp take and just reeled me in?
Keeping hold of gaston, means not loaning him out. So 97% it is .Like others have mentioned if Pelle gets injured before J>rod gets back we might be a bit short. Is big Sam ready?
Gaston is on a season long loan without any buy option for Hull at the end. We now have an abundance of riches in midfield and he would have been unlikely to get much game time at all with us this season. At Hull he will probably be a first team regular starter and it will allow us to see if he can hack it in the EPL without us taking any further risk ourselves. If he improves, we can decide whether to take him back for next season or sell him at a higher price than his current value. If he fails, then we have not really lost anything more than what we had already outlaid. So, another excellent bit of club business. Surely 100% now?
[quote][p][bold]HECOOK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HECOOK[/bold] wrote: 97% Happy. The only thing i wish we keep hold of Gaston. COYR[/p][/quote]We have kept him - he's only on loan! I'm guessing there's a recall clause if we ever get desperate. Don't even think it's on an option to buy just a straigtforward season long lone - So that as to take you to - maybe 99%. Or are you a sipp take and just reeled me in?[/p][/quote]Keeping hold of gaston, means not loaning him out. So 97% it is .Like others have mentioned if Pelle gets injured before J>rod gets back we might be a bit short. Is big Sam ready?[/p][/quote]Gaston is on a season long loan without any buy option for Hull at the end. We now have an abundance of riches in midfield and he would have been unlikely to get much game time at all with us this season. At Hull he will probably be a first team regular starter and it will allow us to see if he can hack it in the EPL without us taking any further risk ourselves. If he improves, we can decide whether to take him back for next season or sell him at a higher price than his current value. If he fails, then we have not really lost anything more than what we had already outlaid. So, another excellent bit of club business. Surely 100% now? nomorerumours
  • Score: 9

4:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Confucious says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'.

Nightmare.
Mmmm....I do remember at half time she told me that all a woman wants is to be loved, wanted, cherished, wooed, flattered, cosseted and pampered - whilst needing lots of sympathy, affection, devotion, understanding, tenderness, infatuation, adulation and idolatry.

I was wondering how to respond to this, but luckily I dropped some Branson pickle on the sheet and by the time I'd cleared it up the second half started.

Anyway, it doesn't really bother me what Jenifer Aniston says when she's naked apart from a Saints scarf.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'. Nightmare.[/p][/quote]Mmmm....I do remember at half time she told me that all a woman wants is to be loved, wanted, cherished, wooed, flattered, cosseted and pampered - whilst needing lots of sympathy, affection, devotion, understanding, tenderness, infatuation, adulation and idolatry. I was wondering how to respond to this, but luckily I dropped some Branson pickle on the sheet and by the time I'd cleared it up the second half started. Anyway, it doesn't really bother me what Jenifer Aniston says when she's naked apart from a Saints scarf. Confucious
  • Score: 7

4:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Saint Clements says...

Compared to where we were a month ago I'm beyond ecstatic.

It's rather egotistical for me to analyse the players who've come and gone, but what the heck...

Pros (great buys):
Forster - looks like he could be one of Britain's best for a decade to come
Tadic - great replacement for Adam, who had his head turned and thought he was too good for the place.
Bertrand - easily as good as Shaw, at least this season

Hopeful (yet to see, but they look exciting additions):
Gardos
Alderweireld
Mane

Jury's out (not sure we should've bought or sold them):
Pelle
Ramirez

Cons (people I'm sad to see go/think we shouldn't have bought):
Long (come on, £12m? Not sure he's worth more than a quarter of that)
Chambers (why on earth did we sell him? How did Wenger know that he could play centre-back and we apparently didn't?)
Lovren (Ok, we had to let him go. But what a shame - for me the best defender we've had since Big Dean Richards)

Oh, and to end on a positive, the biggest plus is RoKo - he's acted with dignity and positivity throughout, and he genuinely appears to have affection for the club already. Long may he reign.
Compared to where we were a month ago I'm beyond ecstatic. It's rather egotistical for me to analyse the players who've come and gone, but what the heck... Pros (great buys): Forster - looks like he could be one of Britain's best for a decade to come Tadic - great replacement for Adam, who had his head turned and thought he was too good for the place. Bertrand - easily as good as Shaw, at least this season Hopeful (yet to see, but they look exciting additions): Gardos Alderweireld Mane Jury's out (not sure we should've bought or sold them): Pelle Ramirez Cons (people I'm sad to see go/think we shouldn't have bought): Long (come on, £12m? Not sure he's worth more than a quarter of that) Chambers (why on earth did we sell him? How did Wenger know that he could play centre-back and we apparently didn't?) Lovren (Ok, we had to let him go. But what a shame - for me the best defender we've had since Big Dean Richards) Oh, and to end on a positive, the biggest plus is RoKo - he's acted with dignity and positivity throughout, and he genuinely appears to have affection for the club already. Long may he reign. Saint Clements
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bikercub says...

Really happy (possibly even clappy) with the new signings. The defence has been shored up up bit and we got a great goalkeeper to keep those clean sheets coming. Once the team gets into rhythm & Shane Long is firing on all cylinders, we should have some great finishing to go with performances from Tadic & Pellé, and have you seen those crazy skills from Mane?
We got great money for the want-aways this summer, did good business for the club over the new signings and have money left in the bank too. Not to mention the future stars from our academy. The club is stronger and has more depth.
With Ronko at the helm, this Southampton ship has clear weather and calm water ahead!!
Really happy (possibly even clappy) with the new signings. The defence has been shored up up bit and we got a great goalkeeper to keep those clean sheets coming. Once the team gets into rhythm & Shane Long is firing on all cylinders, we should have some great finishing to go with performances from Tadic & Pellé, and have you seen those crazy skills from Mane? We got great money for the want-aways this summer, did good business for the club over the new signings and have money left in the bank too. Not to mention the future stars from our academy. The club is stronger and has more depth. With Ronko at the helm, this Southampton ship has clear weather and calm water ahead!! bikercub
  • Score: 8

4:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

jasons odd says...

Not happy at all .

They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million .

Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over .

One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .
Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all . jasons odd
  • Score: -46

4:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

7saint7 wrote:
wish people would stop putting Shane Long down.I think we have a very good player prolific goal scorer is not . But he's a team player who works hard for his team mates and a great runner who gives 100 % and does score goals.
Im realy happy with are buys . A good finish in the prem & a good run in the cups for us this season.
coyr
Too right. First some attacked Graziano Pelle until he shut them up with 2 excellent scoring performances and now they attack Shane Long. No one should judge them before they have had a proper chance to prove themselves. The same goes for the rest of our squad. So, please everyone (and I mean every Saints supporter) get behind all our players and the whole team and help them to develop confidence. We can make a difference and we have incredible potential now. If anyone out there does not subscribe to this approach, then I question your loyalty as a Saints fan.
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: wish people would stop putting Shane Long down.I think we have a very good player prolific goal scorer is not . But he's a team player who works hard for his team mates and a great runner who gives 100 % and does score goals. Im realy happy with are buys . A good finish in the prem & a good run in the cups for us this season. coyr[/p][/quote]Too right. First some attacked Graziano Pelle until he shut them up with 2 excellent scoring performances and now they attack Shane Long. No one should judge them before they have had a proper chance to prove themselves. The same goes for the rest of our squad. So, please everyone (and I mean every Saints supporter) get behind all our players and the whole team and help them to develop confidence. We can make a difference and we have incredible potential now. If anyone out there does not subscribe to this approach, then I question your loyalty as a Saints fan. nomorerumours
  • Score: 16

4:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

Confucious wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'.

Nightmare.
Mmmm....I do remember at half time she told me that all a woman wants is to be loved, wanted, cherished, wooed, flattered, cosseted and pampered - whilst needing lots of sympathy, affection, devotion, understanding, tenderness, infatuation, adulation and idolatry.

I was wondering how to respond to this, but luckily I dropped some Branson pickle on the sheet and by the time I'd cleared it up the second half started.

Anyway, it doesn't really bother me what Jenifer Aniston says when she's naked apart from a Saints scarf.
I'm more of a Jenifer Lawrence man, myself, although these days she'd probably spend the match moaning about 'invasions of privacy' and she'd be all paranoid that I was secretly taking pictures of her and even though I would quite blatantly be watching the match I'd have to constantly reassure her.

So, I guess if you really have to watch Saints beat United 9-0 with a celebrity Jenifer you're probably best off going for Lopez. I mean, she did the World Cup anthem so she could at least pretend to be a bit interested.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'. Nightmare.[/p][/quote]Mmmm....I do remember at half time she told me that all a woman wants is to be loved, wanted, cherished, wooed, flattered, cosseted and pampered - whilst needing lots of sympathy, affection, devotion, understanding, tenderness, infatuation, adulation and idolatry. I was wondering how to respond to this, but luckily I dropped some Branson pickle on the sheet and by the time I'd cleared it up the second half started. Anyway, it doesn't really bother me what Jenifer Aniston says when she's naked apart from a Saints scarf.[/p][/quote]I'm more of a Jenifer Lawrence man, myself, although these days she'd probably spend the match moaning about 'invasions of privacy' and she'd be all paranoid that I was secretly taking pictures of her and even though I would quite blatantly be watching the match I'd have to constantly reassure her. So, I guess if you really have to watch Saints beat United 9-0 with a celebrity Jenifer you're probably best off going for Lopez. I mean, she did the World Cup anthem so she could at least pretend to be a bit interested. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 4

4:39pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
jls217 wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future.

I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!!
They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.
Fair do to the ones who have put their hands up and admitted they got it wrong; let's not start doing what we accused them of an valuing being able to say "I told you so" above the good of the club. It might just as easily be us with egg on our faces next time.

However there remains a tiny minority (and both they and we know who they are) who are still squirming, offering excuses and generally jumping through every hoop available to avoid having to just come out and say "Sorry Guys, I made myself look a bit of a tool back then, but we're all friends again now".

It's not really on, is it?
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, Nothing is proven about Cortese (the man who brought us back from the verge of extinction to the fringes of the Champions League) or the intentions of the board with regard to the future of the club (albeit appearing to have completed the most successful transfer window of any club in the Premier league)
There been a lot of mud slinging from both camps,and nobody knows the truth of what went on behind the scenes,or what opinions were justified,and which weren't, so the whole thing is best put in the past (where it belongs)and all eyes put to the future,which at the moment,is looking exceedingly promising.
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: It took alot of guts to do what SFC did moving out the prima donnas and asking us to be patient while the manager went about his business with the full backing of Ms Lebheir and Ralph Krugar. The chairman asked us to judge him and the new board when the window closed and I think they did a superb job. The departed players have been replaced with equal or better replacements. In my opinion the squad is stronger than last season and our manager is a step up from Poxytino. All we have to now is give the players time to settle into the Premier League and then attempt to better than last seasons 8th place and finish above Todgerham Hotsperm. With Jrod to come back I am feeling very optimistic about the future. I think there are a lot of people who owe the owner and board a huge apology, you know who you are!!!![/p][/quote]They've already done it many times over mate. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to the next game. They will only apologise so many times before rebelling so it's done and dusted. Please.[/p][/quote]Fair do to the ones who have put their hands up and admitted they got it wrong; let's not start doing what we accused them of an valuing being able to say "I told you so" above the good of the club. It might just as easily be us with egg on our faces next time. However there remains a tiny minority (and both they and we know who they are) who are still squirming, offering excuses and generally jumping through every hoop available to avoid having to just come out and say "Sorry Guys, I made myself look a bit of a tool back then, but we're all friends again now". It's not really on, is it?[/p][/quote]Hindsight is a wonderful thing, Nothing is proven about Cortese (the man who brought us back from the verge of extinction to the fringes of the Champions League) or the intentions of the board with regard to the future of the club (albeit appearing to have completed the most successful transfer window of any club in the Premier league) There been a lot of mud slinging from both camps,and nobody knows the truth of what went on behind the scenes,or what opinions were justified,and which weren't, so the whole thing is best put in the past (where it belongs)and all eyes put to the future,which at the moment,is looking exceedingly promising. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 7

4:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Poole Tom says...

Although I still regret losing some of our players from last years successful season in the end I think we have done very good business in this years transfer market. Our manager is I believe better than his predecessor , our squad bigger and therefore hopefully better able to cope with a long hard premiership season, and some areas of the team are also undoubtedly stronger. Whether that means that we can achieve a top ten finish once again only time will tell, but I`m optimistic and very confident that we won`t be fighting for our life`s at the bottom end of the table. That`s good enough for me especially if we can get a good run in the FA cup as well! Onwards and upwards.
Although I still regret losing some of our players from last years successful season in the end I think we have done very good business in this years transfer market. Our manager is I believe better than his predecessor , our squad bigger and therefore hopefully better able to cope with a long hard premiership season, and some areas of the team are also undoubtedly stronger. Whether that means that we can achieve a top ten finish once again only time will tell, but I`m optimistic and very confident that we won`t be fighting for our life`s at the bottom end of the table. That`s good enough for me especially if we can get a good run in the FA cup as well! Onwards and upwards. Poole Tom
  • Score: 9

4:54pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

jls217 wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
By Christmas time (if not sooner) Morgan will be tweeting that he's looking forward to another 6 wonderful years at our club!
Or he'll be worth another 10 mill on top and we can have a player or two as part of the deal, because as much as I rate him as a player and even admire the way he's agreed to put his gripe on the back burner and play for is paymaster we have to face the possibility of him going in Jan or at the end of the season maybe. Hope you're right but we have to live with the notion you may not be.
Possibly.... but if we get anywhere near the top league places (that I predict) by January, especially ahead of Spuds and with the RonKo effect Morgan may well decide that his future is here. He was obviously as concerned as anyone when he returned after the World Cup to see so many of his colleagues moving on. He had a good relationship with Poch who (despite all his faults) did help to improve Morgan's game. However, the signs are already there that he can improve a lot more under RonKo. He was, perhaps misguidedly, told that the only way he can secure his place in the French team is by him getting regular European football. If he carries on playing the way he is now, he'll become one of their first team regulars for many years whichever club team he plays for. So, it will be interesting to see how things go with him.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: By Christmas time (if not sooner) Morgan will be tweeting that he's looking forward to another 6 wonderful years at our club![/p][/quote]Or he'll be worth another 10 mill on top and we can have a player or two as part of the deal, because as much as I rate him as a player and even admire the way he's agreed to put his gripe on the back burner and play for is paymaster we have to face the possibility of him going in Jan or at the end of the season maybe. Hope you're right but we have to live with the notion you may not be.[/p][/quote]Possibly.... but if we get anywhere near the top league places (that I predict) by January, especially ahead of Spuds and with the RonKo effect Morgan may well decide that his future is here. He was obviously as concerned as anyone when he returned after the World Cup to see so many of his colleagues moving on. He had a good relationship with Poch who (despite all his faults) did help to improve Morgan's game. However, the signs are already there that he can improve a lot more under RonKo. He was, perhaps misguidedly, told that the only way he can secure his place in the French team is by him getting regular European football. If he carries on playing the way he is now, he'll become one of their first team regulars for many years whichever club team he plays for. So, it will be interesting to see how things go with him. nomorerumours
  • Score: 9

4:55pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dave Juson says...

Am I happy with Saints' the transfer business? I'll let you know when I have seen the team play a few times.
Certainly can't see anything to complain about.
Am I happy with Saints' the transfer business? I'll let you know when I have seen the team play a few times. Certainly can't see anything to complain about. Dave Juson
  • Score: 4

5:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

right back in the bar says...

There is more strength in depth, we kept our best players, the new squad are more committed, the scouting network found quality and value in the players we brought in. We made a profit from our dealings for continued investment in the infrastructure. We have a manager who believes in a brand of fast paced attacking football, and who wants to score lots of goals and win trophies. The chances of future success are high. The Board has done a great job. I'm over the moon and going down the pub to celebrate.
There is more strength in depth, we kept our best players, the new squad are more committed, the scouting network found quality and value in the players we brought in. We made a profit from our dealings for continued investment in the infrastructure. We have a manager who believes in a brand of fast paced attacking football, and who wants to score lots of goals and win trophies. The chances of future success are high. The Board has done a great job. I'm over the moon and going down the pub to celebrate. right back in the bar
  • Score: 18

5:09pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Saint Angus says...

I didn't consider myself unhappy or negative, but I was truly gutted when our so called best players left, for dare I say it "better/bigger teams" so I was down in the dumps to say the least, but reading some comments on here from afar made me realise I wasn't the only one, and all of a sudden the tide started to turn back in our favour, we signed a manager who can say it how it is, he bought in a couple of players to maybe give us a taste of what was to come, then all of a sudden things were looking much brighter, we had the drama of last night but suddenly POW two new exciting players have joined us on our journey to where dreams are made, I for one am as happy as happy can be, the futures bright the future is RED AND WHITE ( with an orange glow) COYR
I didn't consider myself unhappy or negative, but I was truly gutted when our so called best players left, for dare I say it "better/bigger teams" so I was down in the dumps to say the least, but reading some comments on here from afar made me realise I wasn't the only one, and all of a sudden the tide started to turn back in our favour, we signed a manager who can say it how it is, he bought in a couple of players to maybe give us a taste of what was to come, then all of a sudden things were looking much brighter, we had the drama of last night but suddenly POW two new exciting players have joined us on our journey to where dreams are made, I for one am as happy as happy can be, the futures bright the future is RED AND WHITE ( with an orange glow) COYR Saint Angus
  • Score: 8

5:11pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

jasons odd wrote:
Not happy at all .

They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million .

Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over .

One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .
You would appear to be in a minority of one (with perhaps just a tiny handful of others out there). The average age of our new squad is somewhat lower than last year. We have a much deeper and potentially much stronger squad than last year. We have sorted out the club's finances and dealt with the FFP restrictions. We have got rid of the want away players. We have our greatest ever new manager in place. The only way can get into Europe is by building a deeper squad with strong competition for first team places. We were a "selling" club but we then turned into a "buying" club. There will be far less buying or selling in future as our young talented squad blossoms and we continue to churn out highly promising players from our famed academy. I'm sorry but it are not happy now, you will never be happy.
[quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .[/p][/quote]You would appear to be in a minority of one (with perhaps just a tiny handful of others out there). The average age of our new squad is somewhat lower than last year. We have a much deeper and potentially much stronger squad than last year. We have sorted out the club's finances and dealt with the FFP restrictions. We have got rid of the want away players. We have our greatest ever new manager in place. The only way can get into Europe is by building a deeper squad with strong competition for first team places. We were a "selling" club but we then turned into a "buying" club. There will be far less buying or selling in future as our young talented squad blossoms and we continue to churn out highly promising players from our famed academy. I'm sorry but it are not happy now, you will never be happy. nomorerumours
  • Score: 18

5:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Rooflas says...

chapellady wrote:
Couldn't be happier, just need to ban Roy Hodgson from St Marys as I believe he was partly to blame for the outgoing players heads being turned. Our initial 5 year plan was to get back tho the premier League which we did earlier than expected. We now have Champions league within 3 years as our plan and I can't wait for the bus to leave with RK at the helm. It's going to be a great ride.
Agree, hodgson is a kn0b wand. How he can ignore clyne is beyond me.
[quote][p][bold]chapellady[/bold] wrote: Couldn't be happier, just need to ban Roy Hodgson from St Marys as I believe he was partly to blame for the outgoing players heads being turned. Our initial 5 year plan was to get back tho the premier League which we did earlier than expected. We now have Champions league within 3 years as our plan and I can't wait for the bus to leave with RK at the helm. It's going to be a great ride.[/p][/quote]Agree, hodgson is a kn0b wand. How he can ignore clyne is beyond me. Rooflas
  • Score: 10

5:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

spratt says...

jasons odd wrote:
Not happy at all .

They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million .

Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over .

One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .
Have you not overlooked the fact that our "replacements" have come in as a result of a bunch of disgruntled "wantaways" who were undoubtedly influenced by traitors to the club who hardly need naming. I am sure the Board would have liked nothing more than to have gone into this season who the squad we finished with last season as would indeed the fans. As it turns out all the turmoil of the past few months could well have been a blessing in discuise - so well done Les who I must confess I had doubts in.
[quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .[/p][/quote]Have you not overlooked the fact that our "replacements" have come in as a result of a bunch of disgruntled "wantaways" who were undoubtedly influenced by traitors to the club who hardly need naming. I am sure the Board would have liked nothing more than to have gone into this season who the squad we finished with last season as would indeed the fans. As it turns out all the turmoil of the past few months could well have been a blessing in discuise - so well done Les who I must confess I had doubts in. spratt
  • Score: 12

5:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

buckie says...

Overall and after a many of frustrating days waiting for news on new signings i am cautiously optimistic over this season and the season"s ahead still believe it was not in our best interest"s to sell Chambers he is the one player i would of hoped would of been retained i believe the board underestimated the fans reaction on that one and that is the reason Ralph came out with his statement don't believe he would off otherwise i would like this post to be seen in a positive way as is intended i did enjoy watching mostly young English players last season lets just hope the new players make there own history and folklore at saints and we still progress young English talent that want to stay and develop at saints COYS
Overall and after a many of frustrating days waiting for news on new signings i am cautiously optimistic over this season and the season"s ahead still believe it was not in our best interest"s to sell Chambers he is the one player i would of hoped would of been retained i believe the board underestimated the fans reaction on that one and that is the reason Ralph came out with his statement don't believe he would off otherwise i would like this post to be seen in a positive way as is intended i did enjoy watching mostly young English players last season lets just hope the new players make there own history and folklore at saints and we still progress young English talent that want to stay and develop at saints COYS buckie
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

echo1948 says...

Rooflas wrote:
chapellady wrote:
Couldn't be happier, just need to ban Roy Hodgson from St Marys as I believe he was partly to blame for the outgoing players heads being turned. Our initial 5 year plan was to get back tho the premier League which we did earlier than expected. We now have Champions league within 3 years as our plan and I can't wait for the bus to leave with RK at the helm. It's going to be a great ride.
Agree, hodgson is a kn0b wand. How he can ignore clyne is beyond me.
Because the England team selection is elitist. If Clyne had been transferred to, say Arsenole yesterday he would have been selected in Hodgeson,s next squad. Guaranteed. Look at Callum Chambers.
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapellady[/bold] wrote: Couldn't be happier, just need to ban Roy Hodgson from St Marys as I believe he was partly to blame for the outgoing players heads being turned. Our initial 5 year plan was to get back tho the premier League which we did earlier than expected. We now have Champions league within 3 years as our plan and I can't wait for the bus to leave with RK at the helm. It's going to be a great ride.[/p][/quote]Agree, hodgson is a kn0b wand. How he can ignore clyne is beyond me.[/p][/quote]Because the England team selection is elitist. If Clyne had been transferred to, say Arsenole yesterday he would have been selected in Hodgeson,s next squad. Guaranteed. Look at Callum Chambers. echo1948
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Confucious says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Confucious wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'.

Nightmare.
Mmmm....I do remember at half time she told me that all a woman wants is to be loved, wanted, cherished, wooed, flattered, cosseted and pampered - whilst needing lots of sympathy, affection, devotion, understanding, tenderness, infatuation, adulation and idolatry.

I was wondering how to respond to this, but luckily I dropped some Branson pickle on the sheet and by the time I'd cleared it up the second half started.

Anyway, it doesn't really bother me what Jenifer Aniston says when she's naked apart from a Saints scarf.
I'm more of a Jenifer Lawrence man, myself, although these days she'd probably spend the match moaning about 'invasions of privacy' and she'd be all paranoid that I was secretly taking pictures of her and even though I would quite blatantly be watching the match I'd have to constantly reassure her.

So, I guess if you really have to watch Saints beat United 9-0 with a celebrity Jenifer you're probably best off going for Lopez. I mean, she did the World Cup anthem so she could at least pretend to be a bit interested.
Good point - I'll give Lopez a right go tonight (Barcelona away). Must try to get to sleep early - it's the perfect way to escape the tedious seemliness and decorum that appear to be the inevitable consequences of being awake.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'. Nightmare.[/p][/quote]Mmmm....I do remember at half time she told me that all a woman wants is to be loved, wanted, cherished, wooed, flattered, cosseted and pampered - whilst needing lots of sympathy, affection, devotion, understanding, tenderness, infatuation, adulation and idolatry. I was wondering how to respond to this, but luckily I dropped some Branson pickle on the sheet and by the time I'd cleared it up the second half started. Anyway, it doesn't really bother me what Jenifer Aniston says when she's naked apart from a Saints scarf.[/p][/quote]I'm more of a Jenifer Lawrence man, myself, although these days she'd probably spend the match moaning about 'invasions of privacy' and she'd be all paranoid that I was secretly taking pictures of her and even though I would quite blatantly be watching the match I'd have to constantly reassure her. So, I guess if you really have to watch Saints beat United 9-0 with a celebrity Jenifer you're probably best off going for Lopez. I mean, she did the World Cup anthem so she could at least pretend to be a bit interested.[/p][/quote]Good point - I'll give Lopez a right go tonight (Barcelona away). Must try to get to sleep early - it's the perfect way to escape the tedious seemliness and decorum that appear to be the inevitable consequences of being awake. Confucious
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Tue 2 Sep 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
12 million plus for long will go down as one of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen. Sending Gaston on loan is a mistake. Getting 20 million for Lovren is was great business as was the Shaw deal. On balance its a stronger squad. However the boat should really have been pushed out on a decent striker.
Really?

How about Erik Lamela £30m!!

Then in recent memory there was Andreas Cornelius at Cardiff and our very 'own' Dani Osvaldo.

That is before we even mention the most infamous of all in the history of the Premiership, and shamefully an SFC buy....Ali Dia !!!!! Good thing we can laugh now.

So, let's give Shane Long a chance, judging by the quality of RK purchases in the past month or so he must see something and have a plan for him! ....and to be honest I think RK knows a little bit more about all this than, well, all of us!!

SB
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: 12 million plus for long will go down as one of the biggest joke buys the premiership has ever seen. Sending Gaston on loan is a mistake. Getting 20 million for Lovren is was great business as was the Shaw deal. On balance its a stronger squad. However the boat should really have been pushed out on a decent striker.[/p][/quote]Really? How about Erik Lamela £30m!! Then in recent memory there was Andreas Cornelius at Cardiff and our very 'own' Dani Osvaldo. That is before we even mention the most infamous of all in the history of the Premiership, and shamefully an SFC buy....Ali Dia !!!!! Good thing we can laugh now. So, let's give Shane Long a chance, judging by the quality of RK purchases in the past month or so he must see something and have a plan for him! ....and to be honest I think RK knows a little bit more about all this than, well, all of us!! SB SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 17

5:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

echo1948 says...

nomorerumours wrote:
jasons odd wrote:
Not happy at all .

They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million .

Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over .

One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .
You would appear to be in a minority of one (with perhaps just a tiny handful of others out there). The average age of our new squad is somewhat lower than last year. We have a much deeper and potentially much stronger squad than last year. We have sorted out the club's finances and dealt with the FFP restrictions. We have got rid of the want away players. We have our greatest ever new manager in place. The only way can get into Europe is by building a deeper squad with strong competition for first team places. We were a "selling" club but we then turned into a "buying" club. There will be far less buying or selling in future as our young talented squad blossoms and we continue to churn out highly promising players from our famed academy. I'm sorry but it are not happy now, you will never be happy.
There,s always one!
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .[/p][/quote]You would appear to be in a minority of one (with perhaps just a tiny handful of others out there). The average age of our new squad is somewhat lower than last year. We have a much deeper and potentially much stronger squad than last year. We have sorted out the club's finances and dealt with the FFP restrictions. We have got rid of the want away players. We have our greatest ever new manager in place. The only way can get into Europe is by building a deeper squad with strong competition for first team places. We were a "selling" club but we then turned into a "buying" club. There will be far less buying or selling in future as our young talented squad blossoms and we continue to churn out highly promising players from our famed academy. I'm sorry but it are not happy now, you will never be happy.[/p][/quote]There,s always one! echo1948
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

upwherewebelong says...

I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.
I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done. upwherewebelong
  • Score: -10

5:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Blackknight says...

It looks very positive for Saints.

Clearly its going to take a few games for all the players to gel together and for Koeman to get his philosophy and playing style implemented then to discover what his best side is.

By Xmas there will be a clearer picture emerging of how we are doing, which I predict will be 'doing very well'.
It looks very positive for Saints. Clearly its going to take a few games for all the players to gel together and for Koeman to get his philosophy and playing style implemented then to discover what his best side is. By Xmas there will be a clearer picture emerging of how we are doing, which I predict will be 'doing very well'. Blackknight
  • Score: 4

5:51pm Tue 2 Sep 14

willygetaway says...

i am a born again happy clapper. There i said it. I had to say that i was one of the supporters that saw an asset strip, to which i was quite vocal
I WAS WRONG.
I still feel that if they were to be sold, that i could have been a little more staggered. And that we should have strived to sell them abroad. SRL being the exception. But hats off to the board, THE BUS HAS STARTED TO ROLL
ALL ABOARD.
WTFILN COYR
i am a born again happy clapper. There i said it. I had to say that i was one of the supporters that saw an asset strip, to which i was quite vocal I WAS WRONG. I still feel that if they were to be sold, that i could have been a little more staggered. And that we should have strived to sell them abroad. SRL being the exception. But hats off to the board, THE BUS HAS STARTED TO ROLL ALL ABOARD. WTFILN COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 8

5:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dgginger says...

I give them a thumbs up but I am less confident then some on here.

We've spent quite a lot on quite a little since we have been in the premier league.

I reckon the best guy we've got is the one for free from Madrid and I'll be amazed if he's here next year...but overall they've done ok ....maybe even better than ok.
I give them a thumbs up but I am less confident then some on here. We've spent quite a lot on quite a little since we have been in the premier league. I reckon the best guy we've got is the one for free from Madrid and I'll be amazed if he's here next year...but overall they've done ok ....maybe even better than ok. Dgginger
  • Score: -11

6:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Before the apparent 'meltdown', 'asset stripping', 'ruining of' or 'destruction of' the club, as many described it on here and in the national and local media, people highlighted 4 positions that needed strengthening:
1 goalkeeper
2 centre back
3 winger and/or
4 prolific goal scorer.

We have since lost to the squad a host of players, most of whom weren't in the running for places this season.

Of those who would have been in or around the first team, we lost:
1 Rickie - replaced to an extent by Pelle
2 AL - replaced by Tadic
3 DL - replaced by Gardos
4 LS - replaced by Bertrand
5 CC - let's say replaced by Alderweireld

We could add an unhappy Artur, an injured Jay and, as he's gone on loan, Gaston to this, so:
6 AB - replaced by Forster
7 JR - replaced by Long
8 GR - replaced by Mane

So, we have replaced those who went virtually like for like and, if/when Artur, Jay and Gaston come back into the squad, covered 3 or the 4 possible gaps I mention at the top (the winger bit is where Mane really fits, but with Gaston away, he's sort of replacing him in my rough list).

So, we're one extra goalscorer away from the complete set. If Manu Mayuka can be reminded of the talent he possesses, then in terms of personnel, we're where we wanted NC and MP to get us to.

So, apart from the Mayuka point, the biggest and only question is whether the new recruits can, indeed, fill the boots of those who have left. Judging by last Saturday and the reputation of those who arrived last night, I think, in the main, they will.

Add to all this, the 6 academy players listed as in the first-team squad (and Omar Rowe et al, who aren't) and I'd say YES I'm happier beyond happy about the window.
Well put SS it sums up the comings and goings very well.
The only reservation I have is whether the new players can ALL fit in and raise their game to Premiership level, Taider couldn't fit in so lucky he was on loan, well rid of him.
If RonKo can get the best out of them then YES, I will be more than happy.

Two weeks to get them to know each other.

COYS
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Before the apparent 'meltdown', 'asset stripping', 'ruining of' or 'destruction of' the club, as many described it on here and in the national and local media, people highlighted 4 positions that needed strengthening: 1 goalkeeper 2 centre back 3 winger and/or 4 prolific goal scorer. We have since lost to the squad a host of players, most of whom weren't in the running for places this season. Of those who would have been in or around the first team, we lost: 1 Rickie - replaced to an extent by Pelle 2 AL - replaced by Tadic 3 DL - replaced by Gardos 4 LS - replaced by Bertrand 5 CC - let's say replaced by Alderweireld We could add an unhappy Artur, an injured Jay and, as he's gone on loan, Gaston to this, so: 6 AB - replaced by Forster 7 JR - replaced by Long 8 GR - replaced by Mane So, we have replaced those who went virtually like for like and, if/when Artur, Jay and Gaston come back into the squad, covered 3 or the 4 possible gaps I mention at the top (the winger bit is where Mane really fits, but with Gaston away, he's sort of replacing him in my rough list). So, we're one extra goalscorer away from the complete set. If Manu Mayuka can be reminded of the talent he possesses, then in terms of personnel, we're where we wanted NC and MP to get us to. So, apart from the Mayuka point, the biggest and only question is whether the new recruits can, indeed, fill the boots of those who have left. Judging by last Saturday and the reputation of those who arrived last night, I think, in the main, they will. Add to all this, the 6 academy players listed as in the first-team squad (and Omar Rowe et al, who aren't) and I'd say YES I'm happier beyond happy about the window.[/p][/quote]Well put SS it sums up the comings and goings very well. The only reservation I have is whether the new players can ALL fit in and raise their game to Premiership level, Taider couldn't fit in so lucky he was on loan, well rid of him. If RonKo can get the best out of them then YES, I will be more than happy. Two weeks to get them to know each other. COYS NC Fan4Life
  • Score: -5

6:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

BarnetSaint says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.
You're spot on.
Chambers at that price was shocking.
We also needed the creative ability of Ramirez.
But v happy to get behind the manager and team and encouraged by our signings.
We also need to support Shane Long in the same way we have Pelle.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.[/p][/quote]You're spot on. Chambers at that price was shocking. We also needed the creative ability of Ramirez. But v happy to get behind the manager and team and encouraged by our signings. We also need to support Shane Long in the same way we have Pelle. BarnetSaint
  • Score: 6

6:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

poshdave says...

...ok I suppose,............
....................
.. I was proud that we were the most English of teams but now we are just like the rest with a lot of new imports from abroad who we have to see if they can adjust to the Premiership, I would defo prefered to have taken Redmond as our new winger, only getting better, ...................i
f you follow footie closely you must realise that alot of the expensive imports have trouble playing over here...........you can start by looking at our record!!!!!!, ..........but the best signing of looks like RK himself !!!!!!!!
...ok I suppose,............ .................... .. I was proud that we were the most English of teams but now we are just like the rest with a lot of new imports from abroad who we have to see if they can adjust to the Premiership, I would defo prefered to have taken Redmond as our new winger, only getting better, ...................i f you follow footie closely you must realise that alot of the expensive imports have trouble playing over here...........you can start by looking at our record!!!!!!, ..........but the best signing of looks like RK himself !!!!!!!! poshdave
  • Score: -10

6:39pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Pragmatist55 says...

He looks a bozo to me.
He looks a bozo to me. Pragmatist55
  • Score: -15

6:43pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

buckie wrote:
Overall and after a many of frustrating days waiting for news on new signings i am cautiously optimistic over this season and the season"s ahead still believe it was not in our best interest"s to sell Chambers he is the one player i would of hoped would of been retained i believe the board underestimated the fans reaction on that one and that is the reason Ralph came out with his statement don't believe he would off otherwise i would like this post to be seen in a positive way as is intended i did enjoy watching mostly young English players last season lets just hope the new players make there own history and folklore at saints and we still progress young English talent that want to stay and develop at saints COYS
buckie - this "not selling Chambers issue" is a point that you have raised a few times and it is obviously upsetting you. None of us can know the reason. Some have speculated that there might have been a release clause in his contract (set at £16m) but only the board will know the true reason. As it is bothering you so much, why don't you write a polite letter of enquiry to our board or directly to Les. Just send him an email. You will get a response - probably from one of his assistants. They may not give the answer you are looking for but they might give you a little more insight into their decision making. Please copy your query and their response to a future Echo thread.
[quote][p][bold]buckie[/bold] wrote: Overall and after a many of frustrating days waiting for news on new signings i am cautiously optimistic over this season and the season"s ahead still believe it was not in our best interest"s to sell Chambers he is the one player i would of hoped would of been retained i believe the board underestimated the fans reaction on that one and that is the reason Ralph came out with his statement don't believe he would off otherwise i would like this post to be seen in a positive way as is intended i did enjoy watching mostly young English players last season lets just hope the new players make there own history and folklore at saints and we still progress young English talent that want to stay and develop at saints COYS[/p][/quote]buckie - this "not selling Chambers issue" is a point that you have raised a few times and it is obviously upsetting you. None of us can know the reason. Some have speculated that there might have been a release clause in his contract (set at £16m) but only the board will know the true reason. As it is bothering you so much, why don't you write a polite letter of enquiry to our board or directly to Les. Just send him an email. You will get a response - probably from one of his assistants. They may not give the answer you are looking for but they might give you a little more insight into their decision making. Please copy your query and their response to a future Echo thread. nomorerumours
  • Score: 5

6:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ItchenBridger says...

Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
With all that action, gotta feel sorry for Jenifer!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]With all that action, gotta feel sorry for Jenifer! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

nomorerumours says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.
I have already given my answers to similar posts about Gaston and Chambers (see above). Of course we shall all participate in a full assessment and review of how successful our team has been at the end of the season. The question asks, what do we think of the club's business over the summer. That is not future results it is an opinion now on the events that have transpired and where we ended up last night after the window closed. We do need to speculate somewhat - like I have done with my top 3 (or 2) end of season EPL predictions. So, what is your overall assessment and how do you think our team is likely to perform under RonKo. Go on, stick your neck out!
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.[/p][/quote]I have already given my answers to similar posts about Gaston and Chambers (see above). Of course we shall all participate in a full assessment and review of how successful our team has been at the end of the season. The question asks, what do we think of the club's business over the summer. That is not future results it is an opinion now on the events that have transpired and where we ended up last night after the window closed. We do need to speculate somewhat - like I have done with my top 3 (or 2) end of season EPL predictions. So, what is your overall assessment and how do you think our team is likely to perform under RonKo. Go on, stick your neck out! nomorerumours
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

slugger says...

Where's Sammy2sheds ?
Where's Sammy2sheds ? slugger
  • Score: 7

7:07pm Tue 2 Sep 14

slugger says...

Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR !
Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR ! slugger
  • Score: 12

7:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Osprey seen on the One Show..well,several actually.
Osprey seen on the One Show..well,several actually. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

7:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Clever Dick says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.
She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'.

Nightmare.
Yes in times likes these it's very important to get your priorities right. So obviously enjoy the game first and then give her a right good seeing to after while just wearing g your red and white socks.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm almost as happy as I was when I dreamed I saw Saints beat Manure 9-0 away - while watching the match in bed with Jenifer Aniston.[/p][/quote]She'd be awful to watch the match with. She'd have no interest whatsoever in football and would spend the entire time talking about 'feelings' and 'commitment' and 'children'. Nightmare.[/p][/quote]Yes in times likes these it's very important to get your priorities right. So obviously enjoy the game first and then give her a right good seeing to after while just wearing g your red and white socks. Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

Well I was right about one thing, the Hoover has gone. Koeman unlike previous managers takes the cup more seriously and putting out a strong team at Millwall shows he wants us to win a cup this year and progress in Europe. I have to agree a good window. New players seem to be settling in, Pelle looked very busy on Saturday, JWP is going to have a big season, and Tadic is a more than capable replacement fo Lallana. At least he will play ninety minutes, Lallana was a 70 minute man. Lambert made a huge mistake going to Liverpool , he will barely get a game. I do believe the vision of our late owner will be fufilled.
The chairman is a man of his word and both spider and Jay Rod were not sold. Spider's performances this season show he wants to play for the Saints. I am so pleased Corky stayed he in my view is the most under rated player since Nick Holmes. I have a feeling our last manager will be sacked by Christmas. Like Mr Salmond that aweful little man up in Scotland he has no plan B. The Glasgow Saint.
Well I was right about one thing, the Hoover has gone. Koeman unlike previous managers takes the cup more seriously and putting out a strong team at Millwall shows he wants us to win a cup this year and progress in Europe. I have to agree a good window. New players seem to be settling in, Pelle looked very busy on Saturday, JWP is going to have a big season, and Tadic is a more than capable replacement fo Lallana. At least he will play ninety minutes, Lallana was a 70 minute man. Lambert made a huge mistake going to Liverpool , he will barely get a game. I do believe the vision of our late owner will be fufilled. The chairman is a man of his word and both spider and Jay Rod were not sold. Spider's performances this season show he wants to play for the Saints. I am so pleased Corky stayed he in my view is the most under rated player since Nick Holmes. I have a feeling our last manager will be sacked by Christmas. Like Mr Salmond that aweful little man up in Scotland he has no plan B. The Glasgow Saint. Ashley Charles Pragnell
  • Score: 16

7:41pm Tue 2 Sep 14

milton road says...

Yes we did have a depth of English players seen by few clubs, but we have Bertrand, Clyne Forster, WP, Cork and Rodirguez and I accept they are not home grown other than Prowse but they are English. We also have Davis and Long who are British.
We have expanded the squad and we can now give the younger players in it time to develop and not just shove them in the deep end. We have the likes of Issy, Tagartt, Reed, Gallagher etc waiting in the wings to take their place on stage, when it suits us rather than last season at times having to shove them in.
Our squad was found wanting last season once we had a couple of injuries. When Buroc and Wanyama got injured together our form just fell away. We struggled for goals once Rodriguez was injured. These things defined our position in the table.
Shaw was offered 6 million a year to go to United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, like it or not., Saints were offered near on 30 million for his services.
In truth if Shaw Lallana and Chambers had been foreigners, we would of been lucky to get 40 mil for them. They are good English players that can come off the bench and do a stint in European competition. They help meet the target of so many English players in a squad. We got premium price for them, in fact over that.
From January we faced a season of controversy, basically KL has had to rebuild the club. The only way we were going to get money to build a squad was by selling.
We still have a net profit from transfers of around 31 million, that is without the profit from season's take. A season's take that has not seen us have to find 30 mill for transfers Hopefully that money will be there in January if the squad wants tweaking. Which has covered the 22 or so mil we owed from last season on transfers. The club at this moment is probably financially the strongest it has ever been in its history. We may find we not only have that stability but also a stronger squad.
They have said they want to increase the ground capacity, but that can only be done if we have a good squad and stable financial base.
Its been a worrying time for everyone but the ssigns are the future is still Red and White.
Yes we did have a depth of English players seen by few clubs, but we have Bertrand, Clyne Forster, WP, Cork and Rodirguez and I accept they are not home grown other than Prowse but they are English. We also have Davis and Long who are British. We have expanded the squad and we can now give the younger players in it time to develop and not just shove them in the deep end. We have the likes of Issy, Tagartt, Reed, Gallagher etc waiting in the wings to take their place on stage, when it suits us rather than last season at times having to shove them in. Our squad was found wanting last season once we had a couple of injuries. When Buroc and Wanyama got injured together our form just fell away. We struggled for goals once Rodriguez was injured. These things defined our position in the table. Shaw was offered 6 million a year to go to United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, like it or not., Saints were offered near on 30 million for his services. In truth if Shaw Lallana and Chambers had been foreigners, we would of been lucky to get 40 mil for them. They are good English players that can come off the bench and do a stint in European competition. They help meet the target of so many English players in a squad. We got premium price for them, in fact over that. From January we faced a season of controversy, basically KL has had to rebuild the club. The only way we were going to get money to build a squad was by selling. We still have a net profit from transfers of around 31 million, that is without the profit from season's take. A season's take that has not seen us have to find 30 mill for transfers Hopefully that money will be there in January if the squad wants tweaking. Which has covered the 22 or so mil we owed from last season on transfers. The club at this moment is probably financially the strongest it has ever been in its history. We may find we not only have that stability but also a stronger squad. They have said they want to increase the ground capacity, but that can only be done if we have a good squad and stable financial base. Its been a worrying time for everyone but the ssigns are the future is still Red and White. milton road
  • Score: 18

7:43pm Tue 2 Sep 14

fascia123 says...

nomorerumours wrote:
upwherewebelong wrote:
I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.
I have already given my answers to similar posts about Gaston and Chambers (see above). Of course we shall all participate in a full assessment and review of how successful our team has been at the end of the season. The question asks, what do we think of the club's business over the summer. That is not future results it is an opinion now on the events that have transpired and where we ended up last night after the window closed. We do need to speculate somewhat - like I have done with my top 3 (or 2) end of season EPL predictions. So, what is your overall assessment and how do you think our team is likely to perform under RonKo. Go on, stick your neck out!
I think what has been achieved is nothing short of brilliant, to of achieved it with a stable starting position would of been good but you think how hard RK must of had to work to convince those who have signed that Saints was the place to come, stars leaving, a full on press assault and a none to happy fan base.

How do i think we will fair this season, I hope I am undercooking it but I think anything below 10th will be a disappointment anything above 8th a positive success.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.[/p][/quote]I have already given my answers to similar posts about Gaston and Chambers (see above). Of course we shall all participate in a full assessment and review of how successful our team has been at the end of the season. The question asks, what do we think of the club's business over the summer. That is not future results it is an opinion now on the events that have transpired and where we ended up last night after the window closed. We do need to speculate somewhat - like I have done with my top 3 (or 2) end of season EPL predictions. So, what is your overall assessment and how do you think our team is likely to perform under RonKo. Go on, stick your neck out![/p][/quote]I think what has been achieved is nothing short of brilliant, to of achieved it with a stable starting position would of been good but you think how hard RK must of had to work to convince those who have signed that Saints was the place to come, stars leaving, a full on press assault and a none to happy fan base. How do i think we will fair this season, I hope I am undercooking it but I think anything below 10th will be a disappointment anything above 8th a positive success. fascia123
  • Score: 9

7:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

SnapperSaint says...

Dgginger wrote:
I give them a thumbs up but I am less confident then some on here.

We've spent quite a lot on quite a little since we have been in the premier league.

I reckon the best guy we've got is the one for free from Madrid and I'll be amazed if he's here next year...but overall they've done ok ....maybe even better than ok.
Time will tell, but I think we have done way more than just OK ginger!
[quote][p][bold]Dgginger[/bold] wrote: I give them a thumbs up but I am less confident then some on here. We've spent quite a lot on quite a little since we have been in the premier league. I reckon the best guy we've got is the one for free from Madrid and I'll be amazed if he's here next year...but overall they've done ok ....maybe even better than ok.[/p][/quote]Time will tell, but I think we have done way more than just OK ginger! SnapperSaint
  • Score: 5

7:47pm Tue 2 Sep 14

upwherewebelong says...

nomorerumours wrote:
upwherewebelong wrote:
I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.
I have already given my answers to similar posts about Gaston and Chambers (see above). Of course we shall all participate in a full assessment and review of how successful our team has been at the end of the season. The question asks, what do we think of the club's business over the summer. That is not future results it is an opinion now on the events that have transpired and where we ended up last night after the window closed. We do need to speculate somewhat - like I have done with my top 3 (or 2) end of season EPL predictions. So, what is your overall assessment and how do you think our team is likely to perform under RonKo. Go on, stick your neck out!
am happy to accept your challenge. My overall assessment of the transfer dealings is one of satisfaction after a very unhappy May-July, August pulled it round as the board said they would aim to do. As for how I think the team will perform under Ronko. I predict a finish of between 8th-14th place but if you push me further I think we'll do slightly worse than last year and finish 10th. That would still represent a good season IF we get a good cup run.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I voted no for 2 reasons the sales of Chambers and loaning out of Ramirez. I don't really understand why we let Ramirez go. Apart from that the board do deserve credit for investing the funds from the sales wisely. It must be said that the true test of the overall business will not actually be known until May 2015. Then and only then can we truly assess the success of the deals done.[/p][/quote]I have already given my answers to similar posts about Gaston and Chambers (see above). Of course we shall all participate in a full assessment and review of how successful our team has been at the end of the season. The question asks, what do we think of the club's business over the summer. That is not future results it is an opinion now on the events that have transpired and where we ended up last night after the window closed. We do need to speculate somewhat - like I have done with my top 3 (or 2) end of season EPL predictions. So, what is your overall assessment and how do you think our team is likely to perform under RonKo. Go on, stick your neck out![/p][/quote]am happy to accept your challenge. My overall assessment of the transfer dealings is one of satisfaction after a very unhappy May-July, August pulled it round as the board said they would aim to do. As for how I think the team will perform under Ronko. I predict a finish of between 8th-14th place but if you push me further I think we'll do slightly worse than last year and finish 10th. That would still represent a good season IF we get a good cup run. upwherewebelong
  • Score: 2

8:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Clever Dick says...

Churchill Saint wrote:
Vote of thanks to ManU, Arsenal, especially Liverpool and not forgetting Daniel Levy. Thank you for taken off our our hands a group men more interested in themselves than the club that gave them the opportunity (SRL excepted) - and paying so much over the odds that you have financed the great Southampton Football Club to become even greater.
Yeah agree. Just been looking on the news now site and we are top of the table for a surplus in the window. Around £30 mil. We have a more than adequate replacement for LS who has currently cost us nothing. Thanks for the £27 mil Manure. We stitched up Skiverpool for at least £15-20mil over the top. Thanks Brenda, we'll send you a list of some more ridiculously priced players around Christmas time. And the icing on the cake is that we turned down horrible Spudhampton's late bid of £13mil +Townsend (£12 mil) for Jayrod. So they now know that when they try again in January they need to start at £30mil and expect to go higher. It's great that all these "big clubs" are slowly learning that there are some new kids on the block and that they now deal on our terms not theirs. There is every chance we can finish above the third best team in London now and it would be really satisfying to see that their arrogance and bullying could actually end up with us being better as a result. And we haven't touched any of the SKY money for transfers either. I wouldn't imagine we will be hearing Ralph telling us about the difficult financial situation in the near future.
[quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: Vote of thanks to ManU, Arsenal, especially Liverpool and not forgetting Daniel Levy. Thank you for taken off our our hands a group men more interested in themselves than the club that gave them the opportunity (SRL excepted) - and paying so much over the odds that you have financed the great Southampton Football Club to become even greater.[/p][/quote]Yeah agree. Just been looking on the news now site and we are top of the table for a surplus in the window. Around £30 mil. We have a more than adequate replacement for LS who has currently cost us nothing. Thanks for the £27 mil Manure. We stitched up Skiverpool for at least £15-20mil over the top. Thanks Brenda, we'll send you a list of some more ridiculously priced players around Christmas time. And the icing on the cake is that we turned down horrible Spudhampton's late bid of £13mil +Townsend (£12 mil) for Jayrod. So they now know that when they try again in January they need to start at £30mil and expect to go higher. It's great that all these "big clubs" are slowly learning that there are some new kids on the block and that they now deal on our terms not theirs. There is every chance we can finish above the third best team in London now and it would be really satisfying to see that their arrogance and bullying could actually end up with us being better as a result. And we haven't touched any of the SKY money for transfers either. I wouldn't imagine we will be hearing Ralph telling us about the difficult financial situation in the near future. Clever Dick
  • Score: 11

8:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

up saints says...

i agree with most of the above we have a good squad and a lot more depth on the bench,only disappointment of me is we sold chambers for peanuts.
i agree with most of the above we have a good squad and a lot more depth on the bench,only disappointment of me is we sold chambers for peanuts. up saints
  • Score: 3

8:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Spudsaint says...

Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work. Spudsaint
  • Score: 10

8:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Before the apparent 'meltdown', 'asset stripping', 'ruining of' or 'destruction of' the club, as many described it on here and in the national and local media, people highlighted 4 positions that needed strengthening:
1 goalkeeper
2 centre back
3 winger and/or
4 prolific goal scorer.

We have since lost to the squad a host of players, most of whom weren't in the running for places this season.

Of those who would have been in or around the first team, we lost:
1 Rickie - replaced to an extent by Pelle
2 AL - replaced by Tadic
3 DL - replaced by Gardos
4 LS - replaced by Bertrand
5 CC - let's say replaced by Alderweireld

We could add an unhappy Artur, an injured Jay and, as he's gone on loan, Gaston to this, so:
6 AB - replaced by Forster
7 JR - replaced by Long
8 GR - replaced by Mane

So, we have replaced those who went virtually like for like and, if/when Artur, Jay and Gaston come back into the squad, covered 3 or the 4 possible gaps I mention at the top (the winger bit is where Mane really fits, but with Gaston away, he's sort of replacing him in my rough list).

So, we're one extra goalscorer away from the complete set. If Manu Mayuka can be reminded of the talent he possesses, then in terms of personnel, we're where we wanted NC and MP to get us to.

So, apart from the Mayuka point, the biggest and only question is whether the new recruits can, indeed, fill the boots of those who have left. Judging by last Saturday and the reputation of those who arrived last night, I think, in the main, they will.

Add to all this, the 6 academy players listed as in the first-team squad (and Omar Rowe et al, who aren't) and I'd say YES I'm happier beyond happy about the window.
excellent post, as usual stras.
it was the asset stripping theory that got me the most. why anyone would think that KL would do that is beyond me.
we had the usual suspects telling us that we weren't going to spend any money, then anymore money after pelle and tadic. to be fair one of the most vocal was our very own fake scouser `skate in the crowd` who seems to have disappeared up his own backside.
there were one or 2 others who posted carp about the board and in particular les reed, they have also mostly disappeared, well until the next time we lose a game.
I wouldn't bother with that stupid scoring thingy either, highly biased by the neg who posts it, sharp as a negative? yet Bertrand, alderweireld on loan and Osvaldo leaving aren't positives? I would even put pochaliar leaving as a positive as well, if he hadn't left then Ronnie & co couldn't have come in.
this whole neggie v happy clapper thing was always wrong in my book anyway. I was never against them I just believed in supporting the club and not moaning and whining every time something happened that I didn't like. I decided that the wait and see approach was better than launching into outrageous knee jerk reactions, I and feel that has now been proven to be the correct decision, not that I will ever say `I told you so` because I`m not like that.
feel a lot happier tonight than I was last night, I must admit though that I was starting to get worried that the deals wouldn't go through, and didn't they leave us waiting.
its all done and dusted now though and we can concentrate on getting behind every single saints player that pulls the shirt on.

as for the Jennifer aniston/j-lo from the block/Jennifer Lawrence debate I have to say that stret is quite welcome to J-lo from the block, cant stand the girl. its a close call between the other 2, JL is younger and has a certain je ne sais quoi about her so shes not off the table, however after watching JA do that striptease in `we`re the millers` I have to say that she could watch us smash manure in bed with me anytime, I`m sure she would enjoy my 32 incher.
I do hope that the confucious `Branson pickle` quote wasn't a euphemism for (as keith lemon would say) `smashing her back doors in`!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Before the apparent 'meltdown', 'asset stripping', 'ruining of' or 'destruction of' the club, as many described it on here and in the national and local media, people highlighted 4 positions that needed strengthening: 1 goalkeeper 2 centre back 3 winger and/or 4 prolific goal scorer. We have since lost to the squad a host of players, most of whom weren't in the running for places this season. Of those who would have been in or around the first team, we lost: 1 Rickie - replaced to an extent by Pelle 2 AL - replaced by Tadic 3 DL - replaced by Gardos 4 LS - replaced by Bertrand 5 CC - let's say replaced by Alderweireld We could add an unhappy Artur, an injured Jay and, as he's gone on loan, Gaston to this, so: 6 AB - replaced by Forster 7 JR - replaced by Long 8 GR - replaced by Mane So, we have replaced those who went virtually like for like and, if/when Artur, Jay and Gaston come back into the squad, covered 3 or the 4 possible gaps I mention at the top (the winger bit is where Mane really fits, but with Gaston away, he's sort of replacing him in my rough list). So, we're one extra goalscorer away from the complete set. If Manu Mayuka can be reminded of the talent he possesses, then in terms of personnel, we're where we wanted NC and MP to get us to. So, apart from the Mayuka point, the biggest and only question is whether the new recruits can, indeed, fill the boots of those who have left. Judging by last Saturday and the reputation of those who arrived last night, I think, in the main, they will. Add to all this, the 6 academy players listed as in the first-team squad (and Omar Rowe et al, who aren't) and I'd say YES I'm happier beyond happy about the window.[/p][/quote]excellent post, as usual stras. it was the asset stripping theory that got me the most. why anyone would think that KL would do that is beyond me. we had the usual suspects telling us that we weren't going to spend any money, then anymore money after pelle and tadic. to be fair one of the most vocal was our very own fake scouser `skate in the crowd` who seems to have disappeared up his own backside. there were one or 2 others who posted carp about the board and in particular les reed, they have also mostly disappeared, well until the next time we lose a game. I wouldn't bother with that stupid scoring thingy either, highly biased by the neg who posts it, sharp as a negative? yet Bertrand, alderweireld on loan and Osvaldo leaving aren't positives? I would even put pochaliar leaving as a positive as well, if he hadn't left then Ronnie & co couldn't have come in. this whole neggie v happy clapper thing was always wrong in my book anyway. I was never against them I just believed in supporting the club and not moaning and whining every time something happened that I didn't like. I decided that the wait and see approach was better than launching into outrageous knee jerk reactions, I and feel that has now been proven to be the correct decision, not that I will ever say `I told you so` because I`m not like that. feel a lot happier tonight than I was last night, I must admit though that I was starting to get worried that the deals wouldn't go through, and didn't they leave us waiting. its all done and dusted now though and we can concentrate on getting behind every single saints player that pulls the shirt on. as for the Jennifer aniston/j-lo from the block/Jennifer Lawrence debate I have to say that stret is quite welcome to J-lo from the block, cant stand the girl. its a close call between the other 2, JL is younger and has a certain je ne sais quoi about her so shes not off the table, however after watching JA do that striptease in `we`re the millers` I have to say that she could watch us smash manure in bed with me anytime, I`m sure she would enjoy my 32 incher. I do hope that the confucious `Branson pickle` quote wasn't a euphemism for (as keith lemon would say) `smashing her back doors in`! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

StElsass says...

Sack the board!! They made a complete mess of this asset stripping operation and the whole thing smacks of utter incompetence.
Bring back Cortese, at least when he was here we could claim to be accumulating ridiculous amounts of debts, aspiring to match the big clubs.
Shambles...
Sack the board!! They made a complete mess of this asset stripping operation and the whole thing smacks of utter incompetence. Bring back Cortese, at least when he was here we could claim to be accumulating ridiculous amounts of debts, aspiring to match the big clubs. Shambles... StElsass
  • Score: 7

8:37pm Tue 2 Sep 14

slugger says...

............. Plus , we made a net profit of £30.7 million , not bad business at all huh ?
............. Plus , we made a net profit of £30.7 million , not bad business at all huh ? slugger
  • Score: 7

8:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

fascia123 says...

Has anyone checked the youtube out for Toby, looks a very good defender and his top ten goals ain't half bad either.
Has anyone checked the youtube out for Toby, looks a very good defender and his top ten goals ain't half bad either. fascia123
  • Score: 4

8:40pm Tue 2 Sep 14

rednwhite72 says...

american saint wrote:
This off season had all the makings of a complete disaster, with saints almost certainly being relegated. Lots of negative comments and few positive. A lot of spending money does not always equate to wise buying choices.But overall I am really excited with what the board has done and look forward to a successful year. The only question mark I have and would love to be proved wrong was the purchase of Shane Long.
I think the board, the club, the players and the manager have all done a fantastic job, through the low times they have kept their cool and stuck to the plan and the belief that they were making decisions to the benefit of the club. The ethos is back to the traditions, the history of the club, the red and white stripes, the welcoming back of the legends that have made their mark in the journey... ! Now all we need is for ALL fans to step up and make it complete, lets support the club, get your shirts, book your tickets, get your season passes, back the players and the manager, through good times and bad, because WE ARE THE SAINTS...and WE MARCH ON...!
Southampton TID
[quote][p][bold]american saint[/bold] wrote: This off season had all the makings of a complete disaster, with saints almost certainly being relegated. Lots of negative comments and few positive. A lot of spending money does not always equate to wise buying choices.But overall I am really excited with what the board has done and look forward to a successful year. The only question mark I have and would love to be proved wrong was the purchase of Shane Long.[/p][/quote]I think the board, the club, the players and the manager have all done a fantastic job, through the low times they have kept their cool and stuck to the plan and the belief that they were making decisions to the benefit of the club. The ethos is back to the traditions, the history of the club, the red and white stripes, the welcoming back of the legends that have made their mark in the journey... ! Now all we need is for ALL fans to step up and make it complete, lets support the club, get your shirts, book your tickets, get your season passes, back the players and the manager, through good times and bad, because WE ARE THE SAINTS...and WE MARCH ON...! Southampton TID rednwhite72
  • Score: 8

8:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
[quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on bbb001
  • Score: 10

8:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

M.U.CS1 says...

Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??
Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ?? M.U.CS1
  • Score: -21

9:00pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

9:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

slugger says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??
99% of true fans could as it happens .
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??[/p][/quote]99% of true fans could as it happens . slugger
  • Score: 7

9:13pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point, bbb001
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??
I think you will find the majority of us, although concerned, kept faith in the owner. I would be more concerned with your own club, our purchaces have been for players needed to improve our club, yours have been knee jerk and certainly not what you need, your defence is a joke, you might start scoring goals but you will concede a whole lot more. The fixtures have been kind to you so far and look at the results you have achieved, but when you come up against the big boys you will be found out.
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??[/p][/quote]I think you will find the majority of us, although concerned, kept faith in the owner. I would be more concerned with your own club, our purchaces have been for players needed to improve our club, yours have been knee jerk and certainly not what you need, your defence is a joke, you might start scoring goals but you will concede a whole lot more. The fixtures have been kind to you so far and look at the results you have achieved, but when you come up against the big boys you will be found out. bbb001
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

J7junctionseven says...

Ignore the skunt c@nt
Ignore the skunt c@nt J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

9:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

CJMatley says...

Thought Lov@@n and Chambers were worth 50 % more than we received.
However swings and roundabouts.
Sadio Mane looks sensational.
Austrian League not the Premiership but level of skill !
Sensational!
Thought Lov@@n and Chambers were worth 50 % more than we received. However swings and roundabouts. Sadio Mane looks sensational. Austrian League not the Premiership but level of skill ! Sensational! CJMatley
  • Score: -4

9:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??
Hi!

Was it an exciting transfer window for Pompey? Buy anyone good? I bet you're all set to really rip up League 2 again, huh?
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??[/p][/quote]Hi! Was it an exciting transfer window for Pompey? Buy anyone good? I bet you're all set to really rip up League 2 again, huh? St Van Roetford
  • Score: 7

9:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR !
There you are.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR ![/p][/quote]There you are. mack chinnon
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

CJMatley wrote:
Thought Lov@@n and Chambers were worth 50 % more than we received.
However swings and roundabouts.
Sadio Mane looks sensational.
Austrian League not the Premiership but level of skill !
Sensational!
He's a RIGHT nutter, by all accounts. We could be in for an interesting time with that one, but I'm all for that sort of thing...
[quote][p][bold]CJMatley[/bold] wrote: Thought Lov@@n and Chambers were worth 50 % more than we received. However swings and roundabouts. Sadio Mane looks sensational. Austrian League not the Premiership but level of skill ! Sensational![/p][/quote]He's a RIGHT nutter, by all accounts. We could be in for an interesting time with that one, but I'm all for that sort of thing... St Van Roetford
  • Score: 2

9:47pm Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.[/p][/quote]I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
slugger wrote:
Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR !
There you are.
Hello mate , long time no post .
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR ![/p][/quote]There you are.[/p][/quote]Hello mate , long time no post . slugger
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Gav$ter says...

Let's face it. The players we had last season were very good plays and that was it, 6th would always had been a tall order. They were always going to go on to bigger clubs, FACT! But will they go on to better things remains to be scene.

The ambitious of the club is very clear and most of us would agree, very ambitious, but to achieve those ambitious plans you needed to change its personal. We have a great 50/50 mix of British quality and European class now and that will take you to the next level.

So we have replaced very good with quality and depth.
Let's face it. The players we had last season were very good plays and that was it, 6th would always had been a tall order. They were always going to go on to bigger clubs, FACT! But will they go on to better things remains to be scene. The ambitious of the club is very clear and most of us would agree, very ambitious, but to achieve those ambitious plans you needed to change its personal. We have a great 50/50 mix of British quality and European class now and that will take you to the next level. So we have replaced very good with quality and depth. Gav$ter
  • Score: 6

9:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
slugger wrote:
Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR !
There you are.
Hello mate , long time no post .
Did you have good holidays?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR ![/p][/quote]There you are.[/p][/quote]Hello mate , long time no post .[/p][/quote]Did you have good holidays? mack chinnon
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
slugger wrote:
Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR !
There you are.
Hello mate , long time no post .
Did you have good holidays?
Was ok ta , carp weather but work is carpier !
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR ![/p][/quote]There you are.[/p][/quote]Hello mate , long time no post .[/p][/quote]Did you have good holidays?[/p][/quote]Was ok ta , carp weather but work is carpier ! slugger
  • Score: -2

10:07pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.
I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces.
It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.[/p][/quote]I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.[/p][/quote]I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces. It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.
I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces.
It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)
Pron!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.[/p][/quote]I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.[/p][/quote]I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces. It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)[/p][/quote]Pron! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

10:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

St Van Roetford says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.
I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces.
It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)
That blonde one in charge of 'social media' last night was genuinely astounding. I couldn't concentrate on a single word Jim White was saying.

(Not that that's any great loss, obvs.)
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.[/p][/quote]I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.[/p][/quote]I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces. It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)[/p][/quote]That blonde one in charge of 'social media' last night was genuinely astounding. I couldn't concentrate on a single word Jim White was saying. (Not that that's any great loss, obvs.) St Van Roetford
  • Score: -2

10:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
slugger wrote:
Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR !
There you are.
Hello mate , long time no post .
Did you have good holidays?
Was ok ta , carp weather but work is carpier !
See you next week. Come and see my new shed. You can call me Mack1shed.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Like most , I'm happy . IMO we have a far stronger and deeper squad than at the end of last season . Appointing Ronald was a masterstroke . COYR ![/p][/quote]There you are.[/p][/quote]Hello mate , long time no post .[/p][/quote]Did you have good holidays?[/p][/quote]Was ok ta , carp weather but work is carpier ![/p][/quote]See you next week. Come and see my new shed. You can call me Mack1shed. mack chinnon
  • Score: 0

10:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

bbb001 says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.
I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces.
It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)
That blonde one in charge of 'social media' last night was genuinely astounding. I couldn't concentrate on a single word Jim White was saying.

(Not that that's any great loss, obvs.)
I hope its Jennifer Love Hewitt.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.[/p][/quote]I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.[/p][/quote]I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces. It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)[/p][/quote]That blonde one in charge of 'social media' last night was genuinely astounding. I couldn't concentrate on a single word Jim White was saying. (Not that that's any great loss, obvs.)[/p][/quote]I hope its Jennifer Love Hewitt. bbb001
  • Score: 0

10:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
bbb001 wrote:
Spudsaint wrote:
Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.
Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame

We march on
When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?
OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,
The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt.
All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.
I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.
I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces.
It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)
That blonde one in charge of 'social media' last night was genuinely astounding. I couldn't concentrate on a single word Jim White was saying.

(Not that that's any great loss, obvs.)
They should get them doing the ice bucket challenge in t-shirts,that would be a stand out half hour.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Happy to apologise to Kat and the Board for doubting their ambition. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no plans to disinvest or sell up. I agree with most on here that the squad looks stronger than last season. Having seen us play at Millwall and West Ham I'm pleased with Tadic and Pelle in particular. Bertrand's done well too. Also credit to Maya Yoshida for slotting in so effectively for Lovren. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Always nice to hear from a person big enough to apologise. What is really impressing me is the fact the owner and board are not giving interviews to those members of the media (talksport etc) who spent the whole summer telling us our great club is in meltdown, some of them tried their hardest to sell Spider and Jrod for us even though the chairman repeatedly stated they were not for sale. They should hang their heads In shame We march on[/p][/quote]When has Ms Liebherr given an interview to anyone.Not a criticism of your post,just if she's never given one,she can't really be accused of stopping?[/p][/quote]OK, chaiman etc, I think you get my point,[/p][/quote]The silence from them has been deafening,but boardroom politics is boring anyway,and to be taken with a pinch of salt. All I want to hear about is football related matters,which Ron has been providing admirably of late.[/p][/quote]I agree. I wonder who Ron's favourite celebrity Jennifer is? Come one Echo - earn your money and put that one to him.[/p][/quote]I still want to know where Sky Sports news recruits all their female presenters from,with an in depth knowledge of all sports,and the ability to knock you over with one flutter of the eyelashes at fifty paces. It's bordering on soft ****! (not that I'm complaining!)[/p][/quote]That blonde one in charge of 'social media' last night was genuinely astounding. I couldn't concentrate on a single word Jim White was saying. (Not that that's any great loss, obvs.)[/p][/quote]They should get them doing the ice bucket challenge in t-shirts,that would be a stand out half hour. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Saintsayer II says...

If Jos became Hoover and Morgan Spiderman because we couldn't spell their surnames will Toby be know as the Jug ?

Looking forward to the Newcastle game now Who will play where etc No body knows for sure how this lot will workout but the wins against M/wall and Wet Spam will help to build a team spirit to match the one we had under Adkins and his successor whos name I can' quite remember
If Jos became Hoover and Morgan Spiderman because we couldn't spell their surnames will Toby be know as the Jug ? Looking forward to the Newcastle game now Who will play where etc No body knows for sure how this lot will workout but the wins against M/wall and Wet Spam will help to build a team spirit to match the one we had under Adkins and his successor whos name I can' quite remember Saintsayer II
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Tue 2 Sep 14

hedge end bob says...

jasons odd wrote:
Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .
That is your opinion , mine is your a tw at.
[quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .[/p][/quote]That is your opinion , mine is your a tw at. hedge end bob
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

north wales saint 2 says...

I,m very happy.Would also like to say players who stayed with us which several posters deemed weren,t good enough have done a sterling job and after last saturday,s performance will feel sorry for anyone on the bench in a fortnights time.Also just wondering would Rickie have found Scouseland so tempting had he known who was going to be signed?The bench gets very cold in December.Anyway a big thank you to our owner, Ralph and Les for doing the seemingly impossible.What a time to have a stupid international meaningless match.Come on Saints
I,m very happy.Would also like to say players who stayed with us which several posters deemed weren,t good enough have done a sterling job and after last saturday,s performance will feel sorry for anyone on the bench in a fortnights time.Also just wondering would Rickie have found Scouseland so tempting had he known who was going to be signed?The bench gets very cold in December.Anyway a big thank you to our owner, Ralph and Les for doing the seemingly impossible.What a time to have a stupid international meaningless match.Come on Saints north wales saint 2
  • Score: 4

11:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

PremSaint says...

I think Saints have had a excellent transfers.
Sold for top dollar and bought in some class at bargain prices.

We have some solid new players at the back with Bertrand and Alderweireld both on loan.

Tadic is class, I rate way better than Lallana.

Definately goals in Graziano Pelle and I can see Sadio Mane being one of the suprise packages this season, he's fast and should do well in the EPL.
I think Saints have had a excellent transfers. Sold for top dollar and bought in some class at bargain prices. We have some solid new players at the back with Bertrand and Alderweireld both on loan. Tadic is class, I rate way better than Lallana. Definately goals in Graziano Pelle and I can see Sadio Mane being one of the suprise packages this season, he's fast and should do well in the EPL. PremSaint
  • Score: 1

12:10am Wed 3 Sep 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Impressed with the final dealings and hopeful of a good season, particularly with our new found cup commitment. We haven't seen them all play yet but it looks like the squad is a lot stronger than last seasons. Whether the first 11 is or not remains to be seen but from what I saw at the Boleyn Ground I think there's a good chance of that!
Impressed with the final dealings and hopeful of a good season, particularly with our new found cup commitment. We haven't seen them all play yet but it looks like the squad is a lot stronger than last seasons. Whether the first 11 is or not remains to be seen but from what I saw at the Boleyn Ground I think there's a good chance of that! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

12:37am Wed 3 Sep 14

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Impressed with the final dealings and hopeful of a good season, particularly with our new found cup commitment. We haven't seen them all play yet but it looks like the squad is a lot stronger than last seasons. Whether the first 11 is or not remains to be seen but from what I saw at the Boleyn Ground I think there's a good chance of that!
You've cheered up.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Impressed with the final dealings and hopeful of a good season, particularly with our new found cup commitment. We haven't seen them all play yet but it looks like the squad is a lot stronger than last seasons. Whether the first 11 is or not remains to be seen but from what I saw at the Boleyn Ground I think there's a good chance of that![/p][/quote]You've cheered up. mack chinnon
  • Score: 5

12:44am Wed 3 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

I feel that the defense has definately been addressed. Alderweireld and Gardos are somewhat unknown quantities in the PL, but one would think the former wouldn't have a problem settling in as he has played in the CL and impressed internationally. Likewise in the Goalkeeper area we have had some strengthening which is good to see. Depending on the formation Ronko wishes to use most frequently the midfield as you all know has plenty of options available. I feel we don't have a stand out for creative centre midfield play, but with Spyder playing forward a bit more recently I would assume that Ronko will be looking to him to keep things happening there. JWP or Davis may be another option there. All good though very good balance throughout. Tadic is settling in nicely. Mene seems to be another unknown quantity, no doubt will be a feeling out process but hopefully he will hit the ground running. In the attack good to see Pelle score in the past 2 games. Hope he remains consistent for us. Depending on the formation, but I would hope that we intend to use two strikers up front so we can use Long more. Otherwise hard to see how he will be utilised unless there will be some subbing going on with Tadic / Mene.

Being that this is a new look team, the consistent results throughout the season in my opinion are impossible to predict right now. I think it boils down to if the team can click quickly and remain consistent. With what we have now I can't see why it isn't possible to equal or better last season's performance.
I feel that the defense has definately been addressed. Alderweireld and Gardos are somewhat unknown quantities in the PL, but one would think the former wouldn't have a problem settling in as he has played in the CL and impressed internationally. Likewise in the Goalkeeper area we have had some strengthening which is good to see. Depending on the formation Ronko wishes to use most frequently the midfield as you all know has plenty of options available. I feel we don't have a stand out for creative centre midfield play, but with Spyder playing forward a bit more recently I would assume that Ronko will be looking to him to keep things happening there. JWP or Davis may be another option there. All good though very good balance throughout. Tadic is settling in nicely. Mene seems to be another unknown quantity, no doubt will be a feeling out process but hopefully he will hit the ground running. In the attack good to see Pelle score in the past 2 games. Hope he remains consistent for us. Depending on the formation, but I would hope that we intend to use two strikers up front so we can use Long more. Otherwise hard to see how he will be utilised unless there will be some subbing going on with Tadic / Mene. Being that this is a new look team, the consistent results throughout the season in my opinion are impossible to predict right now. I think it boils down to if the team can click quickly and remain consistent. With what we have now I can't see why it isn't possible to equal or better last season's performance. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

12:46am Wed 3 Sep 14

DisplacedFan says...

nomorerumours wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.
Some of that money is needed for higher wages and if we still want more players (which I rather doubt - see my last post just above) January is only 4 months away.
I am aware of that, but you can't seriously think that much of that has gone to salaries? We do have tv money and gate income to add to that. I doubt we will buy any overpriced player in January. I am left wondering why they did not spend more ? We shall see once they post their budget figures.
[quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.[/p][/quote]Some of that money is needed for higher wages and if we still want more players (which I rather doubt - see my last post just above) January is only 4 months away.[/p][/quote]I am aware of that, but you can't seriously think that much of that has gone to salaries? We do have tv money and gate income to add to that. I doubt we will buy any overpriced player in January. I am left wondering why they did not spend more ? We shall see once they post their budget figures. DisplacedFan
  • Score: -6

12:48am Wed 3 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
I feel that the defense has definately been addressed. Alderweireld and Gardos are somewhat unknown quantities in the PL, but one would think the former wouldn't have a problem settling in as he has played in the CL and impressed internationally. Likewise in the Goalkeeper area we have had some strengthening which is good to see. Depending on the formation Ronko wishes to use most frequently the midfield as you all know has plenty of options available. I feel we don't have a stand out for creative centre midfield play, but with Spyder playing forward a bit more recently I would assume that Ronko will be looking to him to keep things happening there. JWP or Davis may be another option there. All good though very good balance throughout. Tadic is settling in nicely. Mene seems to be another unknown quantity, no doubt will be a feeling out process but hopefully he will hit the ground running. In the attack good to see Pelle score in the past 2 games. Hope he remains consistent for us. Depending on the formation, but I would hope that we intend to use two strikers up front so we can use Long more. Otherwise hard to see how he will be utilised unless there will be some subbing going on with Tadic / Mene.

Being that this is a new look team, the consistent results throughout the season in my opinion are impossible to predict right now. I think it boils down to if the team can click quickly and remain consistent. With what we have now I can't see why it isn't possible to equal or better last season's performance.
I forgot to mention Bertrand. Very solid signing for LB and impressed with him so far.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: I feel that the defense has definately been addressed. Alderweireld and Gardos are somewhat unknown quantities in the PL, but one would think the former wouldn't have a problem settling in as he has played in the CL and impressed internationally. Likewise in the Goalkeeper area we have had some strengthening which is good to see. Depending on the formation Ronko wishes to use most frequently the midfield as you all know has plenty of options available. I feel we don't have a stand out for creative centre midfield play, but with Spyder playing forward a bit more recently I would assume that Ronko will be looking to him to keep things happening there. JWP or Davis may be another option there. All good though very good balance throughout. Tadic is settling in nicely. Mene seems to be another unknown quantity, no doubt will be a feeling out process but hopefully he will hit the ground running. In the attack good to see Pelle score in the past 2 games. Hope he remains consistent for us. Depending on the formation, but I would hope that we intend to use two strikers up front so we can use Long more. Otherwise hard to see how he will be utilised unless there will be some subbing going on with Tadic / Mene. Being that this is a new look team, the consistent results throughout the season in my opinion are impossible to predict right now. I think it boils down to if the team can click quickly and remain consistent. With what we have now I can't see why it isn't possible to equal or better last season's performance.[/p][/quote]I forgot to mention Bertrand. Very solid signing for LB and impressed with him so far. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 4

12:59am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mister E says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??
Well, deadline day had come and gone. You were right up to that point, you then lost plot (putting it politely).
We were ALL concerned about what was happening. Some leapt to doom and gloom, but at least they showed passion for OUR club. Others, chose blind faith, but at least they showed commitment to OUR club.
The doom and gloomers have subsequently posted and said they were wrong, and fair play to them for that. Those showing blind faith haven't gloated in subsequent posts, and fair play to them too.
All this shows integrity, but don't you ever accuse a Saints fan of being unappreciative. We suffered the fall from grace that took us to the brink!
Then Saint Markus (God rest his soul!) came to uor rescue. We HAVE been grateful ever since and THOROUGHLY appreciative to this day!
We rejoice in our good fortune and a very good transfer window, but we do it while counting our blessings thank you very much.

You are welcome to post on here, however please don't bother unless you actually have something interesting to say.
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Well, dead line day has come and gone and has just shown what a bunch of sad two faced unappreciative supporters you lot where from mid July to September ! Not many of you could really disagree with that, could you ??[/p][/quote]Well, deadline day had come and gone. You were right up to that point, you then lost plot (putting it politely). We were ALL concerned about what was happening. Some leapt to doom and gloom, but at least they showed passion for OUR club. Others, chose blind faith, but at least they showed commitment to OUR club. The doom and gloomers have subsequently posted and said they were wrong, and fair play to them for that. Those showing blind faith haven't gloated in subsequent posts, and fair play to them too. All this shows integrity, but don't you ever accuse a Saints fan of being unappreciative. We suffered the fall from grace that took us to the brink! Then Saint Markus (God rest his soul!) came to uor rescue. We HAVE been grateful ever since and THOROUGHLY appreciative to this day! We rejoice in our good fortune and a very good transfer window, but we do it while counting our blessings thank you very much. You are welcome to post on here, however please don't bother unless you actually have something interesting to say. Mister E
  • Score: 9

2:23am Wed 3 Sep 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Well now it's late, or early???
Well now it's late, or early??? worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 0

7:48am Wed 3 Sep 14

jls217 says...

http://www.foxsports
.com/soccer/lists/su
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This is how foxsports sees it - how very dare they!
http://www.foxsports .com/soccer/lists/su mmer-transfer-window -2014-winners-and-lo sers-chelsea-manches ter-united-real-madr id-barcelona-090214# img_7 This is how foxsports sees it - how very dare they! jls217
  • Score: 0

8:08am Wed 3 Sep 14

donni1437 says...

The squad is definitely stronger, but believe the first XI hasn't significantly strengthened in-line with the squad. But saying that we have done this with a net profit so fair play and with the management team we have I would not be surprised if we finish top half again. I don't see us finishing above the top 4 or Man U. Spurs and Everton we have an outside chance, but underdogs. Stoke, Newcastle, West ham et al, I fancy our chances but could be close.

The problem as I see it is we're in a bit of a catch 22 situation. We do well, our best players get tapped up by the 'bigger' teams, their heads get turned and want to leave and then they leave or sulk and stay. This summer has shown that any player has a price. Do we feel next summer, or in January it will be different? Maybe the board can use the profit buffer we have to hold on to our top talent? Morgan and Jrod are next on the list it seems and the only way I see us retaining that talent longer term is by finishing in a European place, which is becoming a closed shop.
The squad is definitely stronger, but believe the first XI hasn't significantly strengthened in-line with the squad. But saying that we have done this with a net profit so fair play and with the management team we have I would not be surprised if we finish top half again. I don't see us finishing above the top 4 or Man U. Spurs and Everton we have an outside chance, but underdogs. Stoke, Newcastle, West ham et al, I fancy our chances but could be close. The problem as I see it is we're in a bit of a catch 22 situation. We do well, our best players get tapped up by the 'bigger' teams, their heads get turned and want to leave and then they leave or sulk and stay. This summer has shown that any player has a price. Do we feel next summer, or in January it will be different? Maybe the board can use the profit buffer we have to hold on to our top talent? Morgan and Jrod are next on the list it seems and the only way I see us retaining that talent longer term is by finishing in a European place, which is becoming a closed shop. donni1437
  • Score: 3

8:27am Wed 3 Sep 14

fascia123 says...

jls217 wrote:
http://www.foxsports

.com/soccer/lists/su

mmer-transfer-window

-2014-winners-and-lo

sers-chelsea-manches

ter-united-real-madr

id-barcelona-090214#

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This is how foxsports sees it - how very dare they!
Cheeky barstewards

I have struggled to find any complimentary press anywhere, much of a continuation of what we have got over the summer I'm afraid.

I think if we were to win the title and two cups they would struggle to report in a positive manner about saints.

I know under NC the club didn't have the best of relations with the media do you think it' spills over from that?

I suppose it might just come down to the press prefer bad news to good news and for some weeks we did have an imbalance in favour of the bad stuff.

I cannot see that RKs open and frank manner will do anything but help to improve matters but again it may just come down to giving them more positive than negative material to report.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: http://www.foxsports .com/soccer/lists/su mmer-transfer-window -2014-winners-and-lo sers-chelsea-manches ter-united-real-madr id-barcelona-090214# img_7 This is how foxsports sees it - how very dare they![/p][/quote]Cheeky barstewards I have struggled to find any complimentary press anywhere, much of a continuation of what we have got over the summer I'm afraid. I think if we were to win the title and two cups they would struggle to report in a positive manner about saints. I know under NC the club didn't have the best of relations with the media do you think it' spills over from that? I suppose it might just come down to the press prefer bad news to good news and for some weeks we did have an imbalance in favour of the bad stuff. I cannot see that RKs open and frank manner will do anything but help to improve matters but again it may just come down to giving them more positive than negative material to report. fascia123
  • Score: 3

9:13am Wed 3 Sep 14

Clever Dick says...

north wales saint 2 wrote:
I,m very happy.Would also like to say players who stayed with us which several posters deemed weren,t good enough have done a sterling job and after last saturday,s performance will feel sorry for anyone on the bench in a fortnights time.Also just wondering would Rickie have found Scouseland so tempting had he known who was going to be signed?The bench gets very cold in December.Anyway a big thank you to our owner, Ralph and Les for doing the seemingly impossible.What a time to have a stupid international meaningless match.Come on Saints
He'll be ok on the bench. He'll have his mate AL to snuggle up to to keep him warm..
[quote][p][bold]north wales saint 2[/bold] wrote: I,m very happy.Would also like to say players who stayed with us which several posters deemed weren,t good enough have done a sterling job and after last saturday,s performance will feel sorry for anyone on the bench in a fortnights time.Also just wondering would Rickie have found Scouseland so tempting had he known who was going to be signed?The bench gets very cold in December.Anyway a big thank you to our owner, Ralph and Les for doing the seemingly impossible.What a time to have a stupid international meaningless match.Come on Saints[/p][/quote]He'll be ok on the bench. He'll have his mate AL to snuggle up to to keep him warm.. Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

10:01am Wed 3 Sep 14

alanstreet46 says...

If RK's aim is (and I certainly hope that it is) to get us into Europe, then we need a team with adequate depth. That's why I feel it's essential we somehow keep players of the likes of Artur motivated while not playing every week. This is obviously a job for RK. I don't quite know how he's going to do it but he is after all the manager and these are the types of problems he's there to sort out. Over to you Ron and Good Luck
If RK's aim is (and I certainly hope that it is) to get us into Europe, then we need a team with adequate depth. That's why I feel it's essential we somehow keep players of the likes of Artur motivated while not playing every week. This is obviously a job for RK. I don't quite know how he's going to do it but he is after all the manager and these are the types of problems he's there to sort out. Over to you Ron and Good Luck alanstreet46
  • Score: 1

10:18am Wed 3 Sep 14

HighcliffeSaint44 says...

98%. Happy Chappie!!
But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Ralph,Les and RonKo:-
Give Corkie a new contract and increase his wages!

Not only is he a well deserved fans' favourite, he works his butt off and is hugely undervalued. You know it makes sense.

N.B. When he was appointed,wrote a personal letter to Ralph K,
asking him to a) demand a king's ransom if any top player wanted to leave,b) re-enfranchise the ex-Saints whom Cortese had exiled,
c) bring in internationally recognised players and
d) bring back the bloody stripes!

He has therefore more than exceeded my expectations and we should all be patient whist the "new" team gets bedded in and remain positive and optimistic
98%. Happy Chappie!! But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Ralph,Les and RonKo:- Give Corkie a new contract and increase his wages! Not only is he a well deserved fans' favourite, he works his butt off and is hugely undervalued. You know it makes sense. N.B. When he was appointed,wrote a personal letter to Ralph K, asking him to a) demand a king's ransom if any top player wanted to leave,b) re-enfranchise the ex-Saints whom Cortese had exiled, c) bring in internationally recognised players and d) bring back the bloody stripes! He has therefore more than exceeded my expectations and we should all be patient whist the "new" team gets bedded in and remain positive and optimistic HighcliffeSaint44
  • Score: 2

12:26pm Wed 3 Sep 14

miltonnroad76 says...

Brillaint ...we bought established international players replaced those who left plus cover in all positions and 30 mill in the bank ..best transfer window ever....they just have to perform which to an extent they have already..outplaying liverpool thrashing hammers and they can only get better when they gel....oh and a certain superstar as a manger...the international break is a good time for saints to work on training ground.
Brillaint ...we bought established international players replaced those who left plus cover in all positions and 30 mill in the bank ..best transfer window ever....they just have to perform which to an extent they have already..outplaying liverpool thrashing hammers and they can only get better when they gel....oh and a certain superstar as a manger...the international break is a good time for saints to work on training ground. miltonnroad76
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

thinklikealocal says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
nomorerumours wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.
Some of that money is needed for higher wages and if we still want more players (which I rather doubt - see my last post just above) January is only 4 months away.
I am aware of that, but you can't seriously think that much of that has gone to salaries? We do have tv money and gate income to add to that. I doubt we will buy any overpriced player in January. I am left wondering why they did not spend more ? We shall see once they post their budget figures.
And MU fans may be left wondering why they didn't spend less.... I don't understand your point? Spent more on what exactly?
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorerumours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: We have a stronger squad and this should lead to more points if the team can perform as well as last year. I still am not convinced we have the strikers we need. We could have spent a lot more on that. They money is still in the bank. We shall see. In RK I think we have a better manager. Pocheshitto didn't have much of a plan B. Overall I am guardedly optimistic.[/p][/quote]Some of that money is needed for higher wages and if we still want more players (which I rather doubt - see my last post just above) January is only 4 months away.[/p][/quote]I am aware of that, but you can't seriously think that much of that has gone to salaries? We do have tv money and gate income to add to that. I doubt we will buy any overpriced player in January. I am left wondering why they did not spend more ? We shall see once they post their budget figures.[/p][/quote]And MU fans may be left wondering why they didn't spend less.... I don't understand your point? Spent more on what exactly? thinklikealocal
  • Score: 0

12:17am Thu 4 Sep 14

lallanasatit says...

jasons odd wrote:
Not happy at all .

They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million .

Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over .

One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .
Moron, hi gormzz, every player that went out the door signed for cortese, not SFC, ramieriz was cortese s man as well. Do you fail to understand that this transfer window was as much as clearing out corteses imfluence as much as buildinh for the future. Are ex players seem to forgot some where along the line they signed for a great proud club not an individual. If you domt understand that you know as , much about football as I do being a Martian! !!!!
[quote][p][bold]jasons odd[/bold] wrote: Not happy at all . They have taken our excellent young squad and replaced it with a good squad ...and pocketed 40-50 million . Proof is where we finish at end of season . I think the days of talking about Euro qualification is over . One thing is for certain under this regime , Southampton FC are most definitely a selling club . This summer has proven that once and for all .[/p][/quote]Moron, hi gormzz, every player that went out the door signed for cortese, not SFC, ramieriz was cortese s man as well. Do you fail to understand that this transfer window was as much as clearing out corteses imfluence as much as buildinh for the future. Are ex players seem to forgot some where along the line they signed for a great proud club not an individual. If you domt understand that you know as , much about football as I do being a Martian! !!!! lallanasatit
  • Score: 0

8:57am Thu 4 Sep 14

Blackwaterblue says...

The Team's not so good as last year.
The Team's not so good as last year. Blackwaterblue
  • Score: 0

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