Punch lined up for Saints exit?

Daily Echo: Jason Puncheon Jason Puncheon

Saints are prepared to cash in on Jason Puncheon as he enters the final year of his contract.

The 25-year-old winger has endured a difficult time on the south coast since joining the club in February 2010 but his stint could finally come to an end this summer.

Puncheon is still attracting interest from Blackpool, if the fee is right, and there are rumours that he could even be used as makeweight in a player plus cash deal for youngster Tom Ince, son of former England international Paul Ince, while another Seasiders winger, Matt Phillips, has also been linked with Saints.

Puncheon has spilt from his former agent, Tony Finnigan, in a bid to smooth relations with the club.

Finnigan had some well publicised disagreements with Saints over their handling of Puncheon, who fell wildly out of favour after Nigel Adkins took over.

After several loan spells and plenty of acrimony, Puncheon was suddenly welcomed back into the fold at St Mary’s in January.

At the time Saints needed some cover out wide and Puncheon was able to provide it after making up with officials at the club.

However, as players returned to fitness his impact quickly diminished and by the end of the campaign he seemed like no more than a fringe player again, notching up just nine appearances in the second half of the season after his unexpected comeback.

See today's Southern Daily Echo for full story.

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9:36am Tue 29 May 12

Just another reader says...

Be a great deal if we can get Ince and Phillips at the right price. Can't wait to see who we get in midfield and defence to bolster those areas too.

COYR!!!
Be a great deal if we can get Ince and Phillips at the right price. Can't wait to see who we get in midfield and defence to bolster those areas too. COYR!!! Just another reader
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10:19am Tue 29 May 12

ash_ says...

I'd definately go for Phillips but Ince isn't Premiership material just yet.
I'd keep Puncheon if we can't get Phillips. Still think he's got enough quality to get a place in our team. We need pace urgently!
I'd definately go for Phillips but Ince isn't Premiership material just yet. I'd keep Puncheon if we can't get Phillips. Still think he's got enough quality to get a place in our team. We need pace urgently! ash_
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12:00pm Tue 29 May 12

Hobson82 says...

Won't be surprised to see Puncheon go, even after he kissed and made up with Cortese he never really had a good run in the team. As someone mentioned Ince or Phillips for Puncheon would be a cracking deal. Can you imagine Lallana on the left and Ince on the right?!? Don't about you but that scares the poo out of me.
Won't be surprised to see Puncheon go, even after he kissed and made up with Cortese he never really had a good run in the team. As someone mentioned Ince or Phillips for Puncheon would be a cracking deal. Can you imagine Lallana on the left and Ince on the right?!? Don't about you but that scares the poo out of me. Hobson82
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12:45pm Tue 29 May 12

northernsaint70 says...

If we can get a suitable replacement I would let Puncheon go. He seemed to lack the fight and spirit his team mates showed. Good luck to him though
If we can get a suitable replacement I would let Puncheon go. He seemed to lack the fight and spirit his team mates showed. Good luck to him though northernsaint70
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2:58pm Tue 29 May 12

Golden_Salamander says...

With regard to :-
"Puncheon has spilt from his former agent, Tony Finnigan, in a bid to smooth relations with the club."
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Does anybody know of a website that says who the players's agents are ?
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If any other players LINKED with moves to Saints (? Ince, Phillips, Davies, Danns, Tripper, Jarvis etc.) have Tony as their agent can we assume that they will not be coming to Saints ?.
With regard to :- "Puncheon has spilt from his former agent, Tony Finnigan, in a bid to smooth relations with the club." . Does anybody know of a website that says who the players's agents are ? . If any other players LINKED with moves to Saints (? Ince, Phillips, Davies, Danns, Tripper, Jarvis etc.) have Tony as their agent can we assume that they will not be coming to Saints ?. Golden_Salamander
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3:08pm Tue 29 May 12

7willj77 says...

have a look at www.givemefootball.c
o.uk or com

they always have the released players list on there and agents use it to push players, i've never looked but you may well find agents info on there too!
have a look at www.givemefootball.c o.uk or com they always have the released players list on there and agents use it to push players, i've never looked but you may well find agents info on there too! 7willj77
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6:54pm Tue 29 May 12

Golden_Salamander says...

7willj77 wrote:
have a look at www.givemefootball.c o.uk or com they always have the released players list on there and agents use it to push players, i've never looked but you may well find agents info on there too!
Thanks for that but I couldn't find anything on that site.
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However I did find "Anthony Finnigan" web site with a list of players. I don't think we will be signing that right winger Adomah (bristol city) or King from Brum or Reo-Coker.
//www.playersloungel
td.com/players.html
[quote][p][bold]7willj77[/bold] wrote: have a look at www.givemefootball.c o.uk or com they always have the released players list on there and agents use it to push players, i've never looked but you may well find agents info on there too![/p][/quote]Thanks for that but I couldn't find anything on that site. . However I did find "Anthony Finnigan" web site with a list of players. I don't think we will be signing that right winger Adomah (bristol city) or King from Brum or Reo-Coker. //www.playersloungel td.com/players.html Golden_Salamander
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6:55pm Tue 29 May 12

flashhart2000 says...

ince on the right lallana on the left would be a threat as potent as Sydenham and Payne with rickie playing the Ron davies role!

F@cking awesome.
ince on the right lallana on the left would be a threat as potent as Sydenham and Payne with rickie playing the Ron davies role! F@cking awesome. flashhart2000
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7:25pm Tue 29 May 12

saintmac says...

Happy memories, flashhart2000.
Happy memories, flashhart2000. saintmac
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