Dutch left-back Alexander wants Saints move

Saints' current first choice left back, Danny Fox

Saints' current first choice left back, Danny Fox

First published in Sport

SAINTS are hoping to beat off competition from two Premier League clubs to sign defender Alexander Buttner.

The 23-year-old left back, who plays in the Dutch league for Vitesse Arnhem, is reportedly a target for Fulham and QPR.

Buttner, who has a year left on his current contract, has already held talks with the London sides, after his club allowed him to visit England, and was supposedly meeting Saints officials last Friday.

He is also attracting interest from German club Werder Bremen. But it is St Mary's that appears to be his first choice.

"I want to go to Southampton," he is quoted as saying in the Dutch media today. "I have to wait for both clubs to reach an agreement, but I count on the co-operation of Vitesse."

"It would be a massive disappointment if this didn't go through.

"I have been to Southampton and everything - including the living conditions - is perfect."

Buttner, who played as a winger before being converted to a left back, was named in the Netherlands' provisional list of 36 players for the Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by manager Bert van Marwijk.

He didn’t make the final squad, though.

Danny Fox made Saints’ left back role has own last season, but Nigel Adkins is searching for more competition.

Dan Harding and Ryan Dickson can both play left back, but the latter is totally out of favour and didn’t play a single league game last season.

Harding, a regular when Saints won promotion from League 1 in 2010/11, was restricted to just 12 Championship starts last season plus eight off the bench.

Adkins has only made one summer signing so far – breaking Saints’ transfer record to bring in Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez for a fee around the £7m mark.

• This is just one of the many rumours that have made the Saints Transfer Rumour Round-Up, which is updated daily to provide fans with a one-stop shop with all the transfer gossip involving Saints.

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1:23pm Mon 2 Jul 12

The Salv says...

Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
Dont bother - not even a recognised international player. The Salv
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1:23pm Mon 2 Jul 12

shirley-bill says...

The player has said this""And Southampton have big ambitions. With the new investor they want the same as Manchester City."
.....WHAT NEW INVESTOR?????
The player has said this""And Southampton have big ambitions. With the new investor they want the same as Manchester City." .....WHAT NEW INVESTOR????? shirley-bill
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1:24pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Ageas SFC says...

I think this would be a great signing, he's got a lot of pace and play either left back or wing. And at only a fee in the region of £2m, he could be a bargain!
Plus for him to choose saints over a club like Werder Bremen shows just how far this club has gone over the last 3 years!!
I think this would be a great signing, he's got a lot of pace and play either left back or wing. And at only a fee in the region of £2m, he could be a bargain! Plus for him to choose saints over a club like Werder Bremen shows just how far this club has gone over the last 3 years!! Ageas SFC
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1:29pm Mon 2 Jul 12

only1chopper says...

The Salv wrote:
Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
And our other full backs were called up by who? i think it is clear that harding is not prem quality and fox is better going forward than defending, so a bit of healthy competition can only be a good thing. Plus a bit pace is what we need!
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]And our other full backs were called up by who? i think it is clear that harding is not prem quality and fox is better going forward than defending, so a bit of healthy competition can only be a good thing. Plus a bit pace is what we need! only1chopper
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1:29pm Mon 2 Jul 12

anderoo says...

£3 million has been bid by Saints for Buttner, according to his current club Vittese Arnhem

Source: Skysports News
£3 million has been bid by Saints for Buttner, according to his current club Vittese Arnhem Source: Skysports News anderoo
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1:31pm Mon 2 Jul 12

St Retford says...

There's lovely.
There's lovely. St Retford
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1:38pm Mon 2 Jul 12

saintspodcast says...

The Salv wrote:
Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
Just like Lambert, Lallana & Rodriguez then? Slightly harsh statement unless you're a regular viewer of the Eredivisie.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]Just like Lambert, Lallana & Rodriguez then? Slightly harsh statement unless you're a regular viewer of the Eredivisie. saintspodcast
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1:39pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Alicesdad says...

I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!!

Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere.

I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic.

;-)
I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!! Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere. I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic. ;-) Alicesdad
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1:39pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Ozmosis says...

"SAINTS are hoping to beat off competition from two Premier League clubs to sign defender Alexander Buttner. "

No, Saints are hoping to beat off competition from two OTHER Premier League clubs....
"SAINTS are hoping to beat off competition from two Premier League clubs to sign defender Alexander Buttner. " No, Saints are hoping to beat off competition from two OTHER Premier League clubs.... Ozmosis
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1:41pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Alicesdad says...

shirley-bill wrote:
The player has said this""And Southampton have big ambitions. With the new investor they want the same as Manchester City."
.....WHAT NEW INVESTOR?????
He's foreign. He meant new owner.

Get on the beam man !!
[quote][p][bold]shirley-bill[/bold] wrote: The player has said this""And Southampton have big ambitions. With the new investor they want the same as Manchester City." .....WHAT NEW INVESTOR?????[/p][/quote]He's foreign. He meant new owner. Get on the beam man !! Alicesdad
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1:53pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Ageas SFC says...

I hate Portsmouth!
UTS!
I hate Portsmouth! UTS! Ageas SFC
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1:53pm Mon 2 Jul 12

oldsaint42 says...

Any decent left back that could fill that position at premier level would be better than Fox-he is great going forward and as a play maker, but has short falls as a left back/defender, trust in Adkins as we need players that can be moulded into the team.
Any decent left back that could fill that position at premier level would be better than Fox-he is great going forward and as a play maker, but has short falls as a left back/defender, trust in Adkins as we need players that can be moulded into the team. oldsaint42
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1:58pm Mon 2 Jul 12

promised land says...

The Salv wrote:
Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals. promised land
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2:02pm Mon 2 Jul 12

jammo1974 says...

Already signed according to wiki!!!
Already signed according to wiki!!! jammo1974
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2:05pm Mon 2 Jul 12

The Salv says...

promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got.
.
This guy isnt even a recognised international player.
.
As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players.
.
Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
[quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam! The Salv
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2:11pm Mon 2 Jul 12

oldsaint42 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!!

Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere.

I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic.

;-)
One click on Google came up with 3 pictures c/w stats on his playing ratings, not quite sure on only a 5 for his killing rating, though perhaps Adkins knows more.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!! Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere. I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic. ;-)[/p][/quote]One click on Google came up with 3 pictures c/w stats on his playing ratings, not quite sure on only a 5 for his killing rating, though perhaps Adkins knows more. oldsaint42
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2:14pm Mon 2 Jul 12

RisingSon says...

The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got.
.
This guy isnt even a recognised international player.
.
As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players.
.
Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get? RisingSon
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2:17pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Darkangelv2 says...

Some of you may have thought that the above photo of Fox is one of him about to hoon in a pin point delivery.

Unfortunately it's actually him dribbling the ball like a 7 year old.
Some of you may have thought that the above photo of Fox is one of him about to hoon in a pin point delivery. Unfortunately it's actually him dribbling the ball like a 7 year old. Darkangelv2
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2:19pm Mon 2 Jul 12

dopplershift says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!! Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere. I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic. ;-)
ha ha! I thought at first the daily echo had gone into the future and got a pic of him playing in an old shirt and the fact he looked like fox was just pure coincidence! unacceptable laziness by the echo but you gotta love a trier.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!! Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere. I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic. ;-)[/p][/quote]ha ha! I thought at first the daily echo had gone into the future and got a pic of him playing in an old shirt and the fact he looked like fox was just pure coincidence! unacceptable laziness by the echo but you gotta love a trier. dopplershift
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2:20pm Mon 2 Jul 12

up saints says...

nigel and the board will pick the best available for the price.only one in the door so far but less haste more speed comes to mind.butland not proven goalkeeper is he worth a punt i think so.same goes for buttner
nigel and the board will pick the best available for the price.only one in the door so far but less haste more speed comes to mind.butland not proven goalkeeper is he worth a punt i think so.same goes for buttner up saints
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2:40pm Mon 2 Jul 12

arm chair fan says...

seem to remember another dutch defender who was not a regular at international level ,ken moncoue (wrong spelling) He did do a job for us!!
seem to remember another dutch defender who was not a regular at international level ,ken moncoue (wrong spelling) He did do a job for us!! arm chair fan
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2:45pm Mon 2 Jul 12

The Salv says...

RisingSon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years?
.
Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification?
.
Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?
[quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?[/p][/quote]Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million? The Salv
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2:46pm Mon 2 Jul 12

SO50 Saint says...

Ulrich Van Gobbel is another one that springs to mind
Ulrich Van Gobbel is another one that springs to mind SO50 Saint
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3:06pm Mon 2 Jul 12

ramptonfromsouthampton says...

The Salv wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years?
.
Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification?
.
Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?
Hallo Salv,
You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?[/p][/quote]Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?[/p][/quote]Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around. ramptonfromsouthampton
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3:15pm Mon 2 Jul 12

milton road says...

This story was in the nationals first thing this morning. Echo is still suffering from its poor relations with Saints.
The new shirts are okay same style as the old Palace shirts of about 30 years ago. Would of liked something more traditional of our club to be honest.
Whilst we are looking it seems to sign young players, what about a couple of older experienced players that have top level experience, which we are woefully lacking?
We are woefully short of proven ability at this level.
I am sure that NA and NC will find the balance.
As NA said we only have one chance at this and we have to get it right. Also the comment there are no plans to buy in January, it will be done pre season.
As a club we are bigger than Rangers and Fulham with better facilities and potential but we have to prove it on the park.
This story was in the nationals first thing this morning. Echo is still suffering from its poor relations with Saints. The new shirts are okay same style as the old Palace shirts of about 30 years ago. Would of liked something more traditional of our club to be honest. Whilst we are looking it seems to sign young players, what about a couple of older experienced players that have top level experience, which we are woefully lacking? We are woefully short of proven ability at this level. I am sure that NA and NC will find the balance. As NA said we only have one chance at this and we have to get it right. Also the comment there are no plans to buy in January, it will be done pre season. As a club we are bigger than Rangers and Fulham with better facilities and potential but we have to prove it on the park. milton road
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3:16pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Confucious says...

Good news that we're after him - great news if we get him. We will really need quick defenders in the Prem. Nicola and Nigel will have researched thoroughly and I trust their judgement.
Good news that we're after him - great news if we get him. We will really need quick defenders in the Prem. Nicola and Nigel will have researched thoroughly and I trust their judgement. Confucious
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3:27pm Mon 2 Jul 12

GHamilton says...

Hope we sign him he must be quality if he can mak the Dutch squad. On a more worrying note; there was a short article in the Sundays Daily Express, that the board at Southampton were not convinced NA was up to the job of managing a club at the highest level, and that his position was under threat already. Did anyone else read this on this forum; surely we're not going to have another Pardew situation if we don't get off to good start. NA more than deserves a full term in the top flight imo. I,d be very dissapointed with NC if this article had any truth in it. Any thoughts!
Hope we sign him he must be quality if he can mak the Dutch squad. On a more worrying note; there was a short article in the Sundays Daily Express, that the board at Southampton were not convinced NA was up to the job of managing a club at the highest level, and that his position was under threat already. Did anyone else read this on this forum; surely we're not going to have another Pardew situation if we don't get off to good start. NA more than deserves a full term in the top flight imo. I,d be very dissapointed with NC if this article had any truth in it. Any thoughts! GHamilton
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3:29pm Mon 2 Jul 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

This will be fantastic! Infact i'm sure any new left back would be fantastic! Danny Fox is shiit let's be honest! Hopefully this Buttner can defend as well as fly up the wing!

COYS!!
This will be fantastic! Infact i'm sure any new left back would be fantastic! Danny Fox is shiit let's be honest! Hopefully this Buttner can defend as well as fly up the wing! COYS!! SouthamptonLegend
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3:33pm Mon 2 Jul 12

St Retford says...

GHamilton wrote:
Hope we sign him he must be quality if he can mak the Dutch squad. On a more worrying note; there was a short article in the Sundays Daily Express, that the board at Southampton were not convinced NA was up to the job of managing a club at the highest level, and that his position was under threat already. Did anyone else read this on this forum; surely we're not going to have another Pardew situation if we don't get off to good start. NA more than deserves a full term in the top flight imo. I,d be very dissapointed with NC if this article had any truth in it. Any thoughts!
Yes, stop reading the Express. It's a piece of absolute tat.
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: Hope we sign him he must be quality if he can mak the Dutch squad. On a more worrying note; there was a short article in the Sundays Daily Express, that the board at Southampton were not convinced NA was up to the job of managing a club at the highest level, and that his position was under threat already. Did anyone else read this on this forum; surely we're not going to have another Pardew situation if we don't get off to good start. NA more than deserves a full term in the top flight imo. I,d be very dissapointed with NC if this article had any truth in it. Any thoughts![/p][/quote]Yes, stop reading the Express. It's a piece of absolute tat. St Retford
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3:38pm Mon 2 Jul 12

batesieboy says...

I spy with my little eye, someone beginning with But....
I spy with my little eye, someone beginning with But.... batesieboy
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3:45pm Mon 2 Jul 12

The Salv says...

ramptonfromsouthampt
on
wrote:
The Salv wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?
Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.
You can still spend sensibly at 4 million (Just dont do a Delgado!) - but I have seen this on many occasions before.
.
Do you want a player that's alright, or do you want a player that can take you to the next level?
.
I am not in anyway saying I am right but history has a habit of repeating itself doesnt it?
[quote][p][bold]ramptonfromsouthampt on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?[/p][/quote]Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?[/p][/quote]Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.[/p][/quote]You can still spend sensibly at 4 million (Just dont do a Delgado!) - but I have seen this on many occasions before. . Do you want a player that's alright, or do you want a player that can take you to the next level? . I am not in anyway saying I am right but history has a habit of repeating itself doesnt it? The Salv
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4:03pm Mon 2 Jul 12

saintmac says...

GHamilton - The Express also said the temperature would reach 93F last week.
I think we may see Fox in a more attacking midfield role
next season - just a thought.
GHamilton - The Express also said the temperature would reach 93F last week. I think we may see Fox in a more attacking midfield role next season - just a thought. saintmac
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4:04pm Mon 2 Jul 12

miltonarcher says...

Yeah, but will he still want to come after he finds out we dont play in stripes any more but a strip that looks like something from the 1980's???
Yeah, but will he still want to come after he finds out we dont play in stripes any more but a strip that looks like something from the 1980's??? miltonarcher
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4:08pm Mon 2 Jul 12

SaintsFTW says...

This guy looks great from the limited videos available on youtube. I think this is absolutely the right time to invest in a player like this. He is just beginning to enter the periphery of the dutch national team and he will be eager to prove himself in one of the most competitive leagues in the world to cement his place. Good shout NA and NC!!!
This guy looks great from the limited videos available on youtube. I think this is absolutely the right time to invest in a player like this. He is just beginning to enter the periphery of the dutch national team and he will be eager to prove himself in one of the most competitive leagues in the world to cement his place. Good shout NA and NC!!! SaintsFTW
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4:11pm Mon 2 Jul 12

saint robbie says...

The Salv wrote:
ramptonfromsouthampt on wrote:
The Salv wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?
Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.
You can still spend sensibly at 4 million (Just dont do a Delgado!) - but I have seen this on many occasions before. . Do you want a player that's alright, or do you want a player that can take you to the next level? . I am not in anyway saying I am right but history has a habit of repeating itself doesnt it?
I think its a good idea to invest in younger players like maybe Buttner it gives us a chance to improve them and then maybe they will become full international players.

I would rather take him for 2 million and a reasonable wage, Than for example a has been like Bridge.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramptonfromsouthampt on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?[/p][/quote]Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?[/p][/quote]Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.[/p][/quote]You can still spend sensibly at 4 million (Just dont do a Delgado!) - but I have seen this on many occasions before. . Do you want a player that's alright, or do you want a player that can take you to the next level? . I am not in anyway saying I am right but history has a habit of repeating itself doesnt it?[/p][/quote]I think its a good idea to invest in younger players like maybe Buttner it gives us a chance to improve them and then maybe they will become full international players. I would rather take him for 2 million and a reasonable wage, Than for example a has been like Bridge. saint robbie
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4:25pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Tony in Liberia says...

Hi - back again :-)

I think this guy sounds perfect; young, hungry, and - if he was in the preliminary squad for the Holland euro team - he must be pretty good already, with bags of potential for the future!

In response to those who say pay more and get proven quality, we would have to pay the type of money Man City/Utd, Liverpool, Arse etc. pay to get guarunteed quality, which we can't afford, especially as it comes with ridiculous wages (and lets face it, those teams buy their fair share of lemons at ridiculous prices, so spending doesn't always guaruntee success).

Or, we could pay 'medium' money and get someone who is pretty good, but never quite made it to the top, who will do a job but never be anything exceptional, and I don't see how that can take us to the next level.

Or, we buy someone who has the potential to be great, the youth and hunger to prove it, at a reasonable price. I think that's a much better option, and this guy fits the bill perfectly!

So, I think he's a great buy!

Oh, and I wore my Sanderson goalkeeper kit for years, and never saw the need to change it until it fell apart. Then I bought the 125 year black away kit, which is the best football top I've ever seen, and so I bought six of them and will wear them until I die. So, I don't care what new strip they bring out:-)
Hi - back again :-) I think this guy sounds perfect; young, hungry, and - if he was in the preliminary squad for the Holland euro team - he must be pretty good already, with bags of potential for the future! In response to those who say pay more and get proven quality, we would have to pay the type of money Man City/Utd, Liverpool, Arse etc. pay to get guarunteed quality, which we can't afford, especially as it comes with ridiculous wages (and lets face it, those teams buy their fair share of lemons at ridiculous prices, so spending doesn't always guaruntee success). Or, we could pay 'medium' money and get someone who is pretty good, but never quite made it to the top, who will do a job but never be anything exceptional, and I don't see how that can take us to the next level. Or, we buy someone who has the potential to be great, the youth and hunger to prove it, at a reasonable price. I think that's a much better option, and this guy fits the bill perfectly! So, I think he's a great buy! Oh, and I wore my Sanderson goalkeeper kit for years, and never saw the need to change it until it fell apart. Then I bought the 125 year black away kit, which is the best football top I've ever seen, and so I bought six of them and will wear them until I die. So, I don't care what new strip they bring out:-) Tony in Liberia
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4:29pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

saint robbie wrote:
The Salv wrote:
ramptonfromsouthampt on wrote:
The Salv wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?
Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.
You can still spend sensibly at 4 million (Just dont do a Delgado!) - but I have seen this on many occasions before. . Do you want a player that's alright, or do you want a player that can take you to the next level? . I am not in anyway saying I am right but history has a habit of repeating itself doesnt it?
I think its a good idea to invest in younger players like maybe Buttner it gives us a chance to improve them and then maybe they will become full international players.

I would rather take him for 2 million and a reasonable wage, Than for example a has been like Bridge.
Salv, what you seem to be missing is that he - at 23 - was in the Dutch initial 36 for the Euros. He's a future international, at a decent price.

Of course, if you would prefer us to buy Bale (let's face it, every world class player is dying to sign for an unproven new prem team), then, for a start, be prepared to part with £100 every time you take your seat at SMS.
[quote][p][bold]saint robbie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramptonfromsouthampt on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?[/p][/quote]Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?[/p][/quote]Hallo Salv, You're entitled to your opinion mate, but unless you have some history and ability on a par with NA and NC, I think I'd rather trust in their decision making than your musings on potential transfer targets. There's a lot more to landing the targets you want than just throwing huge sums of money about. Plenty of examples of just where that gets you if you have a look around.[/p][/quote]You can still spend sensibly at 4 million (Just dont do a Delgado!) - but I have seen this on many occasions before. . Do you want a player that's alright, or do you want a player that can take you to the next level? . I am not in anyway saying I am right but history has a habit of repeating itself doesnt it?[/p][/quote]I think its a good idea to invest in younger players like maybe Buttner it gives us a chance to improve them and then maybe they will become full international players. I would rather take him for 2 million and a reasonable wage, Than for example a has been like Bridge.[/p][/quote]Salv, what you seem to be missing is that he - at 23 - was in the Dutch initial 36 for the Euros. He's a future international, at a decent price. Of course, if you would prefer us to buy Bale (let's face it, every world class player is dying to sign for an unproven new prem team), then, for a start, be prepared to part with £100 every time you take your seat at SMS. Strasbourg Saint
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4:31pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!!

Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere.

I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic.

;-)
What's more, that pic of Danny suggests he's been eating way too much Ready Brek.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I find it highly amusing that the echo couldn't find a picture of this player so they slapped on a picture of Danny Fox. I suppose this could be claimed to make a reference to Fox not being the long term choice, competitio ofr places etc .. but it's far more likely that they couldnt find a picture .. come on Echo .. deny it !!! Surely with the international resources available to one of the worlds most famous newspapers they could have found a picture somewhere. I could send one of Alicescat, he's very photogenic. ;-)[/p][/quote]What's more, that pic of Danny suggests he's been eating way too much Ready Brek. Strasbourg Saint
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4:46pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

interesting article/interview - this guy sounds right up our street.

http://netherlands.w
orldcupblog.org/worl
d-cup-2010/alexander
-buttner-vitesses-co
nfident-left-back.ht
ml -
interesting article/interview - this guy sounds right up our street. http://netherlands.w orldcupblog.org/worl d-cup-2010/alexander -buttner-vitesses-co nfident-left-back.ht ml - Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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4:51pm Mon 2 Jul 12

promised land says...

The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got.
.
This guy isnt even a recognised international player.
.
As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players.
.
Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
Saints have a proven record of bringing on young players i think
at 23 there is room for improvemnt.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]Saints have a proven record of bringing on young players i think at 23 there is room for improvemnt. promised land
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5:05pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Daft Kerplunk says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
interesting article/interview - this guy sounds right up our street.

http://netherlands.w

orldcupblog.org/worl

d-cup-2010/alexander

-buttner-vitesses-co

nfident-left-back.ht

ml -
This is the type of player we need...seems desperate to be a top player and ready to work hard to achieve it. Dutch fans wanted him at left-back according to comments on the article...says plenty.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: interesting article/interview - this guy sounds right up our street. http://netherlands.w orldcupblog.org/worl d-cup-2010/alexander -buttner-vitesses-co nfident-left-back.ht ml -[/p][/quote]This is the type of player we need...seems desperate to be a top player and ready to work hard to achieve it. Dutch fans wanted him at left-back according to comments on the article...says plenty. Daft Kerplunk
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5:22pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Sally Hamilton Original says...

I have had him in my team for 5 seasons on FIFA12 lol and he is brilliant! Very quick
I have had him in my team for 5 seasons on FIFA12 lol and he is brilliant! Very quick Sally Hamilton Original
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5:43pm Mon 2 Jul 12

dadofmy3sons says...

Salv, you want what ? you want who ? you want to pay how much ?
Cork isn't a proven international, he also isn't a proven Premier League player, he has only played for lower league.
BUT Stuart Pearce rates him and we have had him for a whole season now.
This lad was picked for a provisional squad, didn't quite make the cut.
Micah Richards was not in the England squad, but currently rated at several million quid.
Do you suggest we buy him ?
After all he must be good, he is in the Olympic squad, just like Jack !
Some fans are not happy who ever we are linked with and claim to know some player who would be better, just can't name them at the moment.

So far Saints have made all the right moves and not wasted large amounts of money. Unlike the lot down the road, they had lots of Premier experienced players, still do. Didn't do them a lot of good did it ? Still isn't doing them a lot of good !
Jelle was bought by a previous administration, not by Nigel .
So far he seems to have spent wisely and has not jumped for the obvious players, when we have been linked with a player, there have always been other good clubs who have also looked.
QPR + Fulham have managers who have serious experience in buying succesfully, Nigel has made this player a target and he appears to fancy coming to us before these other two.
That on it's own is a good sign.
Salv, you want what ? you want who ? you want to pay how much ? Cork isn't a proven international, he also isn't a proven Premier League player, he has only played for lower league. BUT Stuart Pearce rates him and we have had him for a whole season now. This lad was picked for a provisional squad, didn't quite make the cut. Micah Richards was not in the England squad, but currently rated at several million quid. Do you suggest we buy him ? After all he must be good, he is in the Olympic squad, just like Jack ! Some fans are not happy who ever we are linked with and claim to know some player who would be better, just can't name them at the moment. So far Saints have made all the right moves and not wasted large amounts of money. Unlike the lot down the road, they had lots of Premier experienced players, still do. Didn't do them a lot of good did it ? Still isn't doing them a lot of good ! Jelle was bought by a previous administration, not by Nigel . So far he seems to have spent wisely and has not jumped for the obvious players, when we have been linked with a player, there have always been other good clubs who have also looked. QPR + Fulham have managers who have serious experience in buying succesfully, Nigel has made this player a target and he appears to fancy coming to us before these other two. That on it's own is a good sign. dadofmy3sons
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6:01pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Invidia says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
Salv, you want what ? you want who ? you want to pay how much ?
Cork isn't a proven international, he also isn't a proven Premier League player, he has only played for lower league.
BUT Stuart Pearce rates him and we have had him for a whole season now.
This lad was picked for a provisional squad, didn't quite make the cut.
Micah Richards was not in the England squad, but currently rated at several million quid.
Do you suggest we buy him ?
After all he must be good, he is in the Olympic squad, just like Jack !
Some fans are not happy who ever we are linked with and claim to know some player who would be better, just can't name them at the moment.

So far Saints have made all the right moves and not wasted large amounts of money. Unlike the lot down the road, they had lots of Premier experienced players, still do. Didn't do them a lot of good did it ? Still isn't doing them a lot of good !
Jelle was bought by a previous administration, not by Nigel .
So far he seems to have spent wisely and has not jumped for the obvious players, when we have been linked with a player, there have always been other good clubs who have also looked.
QPR + Fulham have managers who have serious experience in buying succesfully, Nigel has made this player a target and he appears to fancy coming to us before these other two.
That on it's own is a good sign.
I think you are on the wrong thread dadofmy3sons are we talking about Jack Cork or Alex Buttner I'm confused.com

Anyway there is talk of Dan Harding going to Sheffield Wednesday so there could be a deal to sign this Dutchman
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: Salv, you want what ? you want who ? you want to pay how much ? Cork isn't a proven international, he also isn't a proven Premier League player, he has only played for lower league. BUT Stuart Pearce rates him and we have had him for a whole season now. This lad was picked for a provisional squad, didn't quite make the cut. Micah Richards was not in the England squad, but currently rated at several million quid. Do you suggest we buy him ? After all he must be good, he is in the Olympic squad, just like Jack ! Some fans are not happy who ever we are linked with and claim to know some player who would be better, just can't name them at the moment. So far Saints have made all the right moves and not wasted large amounts of money. Unlike the lot down the road, they had lots of Premier experienced players, still do. Didn't do them a lot of good did it ? Still isn't doing them a lot of good ! Jelle was bought by a previous administration, not by Nigel . So far he seems to have spent wisely and has not jumped for the obvious players, when we have been linked with a player, there have always been other good clubs who have also looked. QPR + Fulham have managers who have serious experience in buying succesfully, Nigel has made this player a target and he appears to fancy coming to us before these other two. That on it's own is a good sign.[/p][/quote]I think you are on the wrong thread dadofmy3sons are we talking about Jack Cork or Alex Buttner I'm confused.com Anyway there is talk of Dan Harding going to Sheffield Wednesday so there could be a deal to sign this Dutchman Invidia
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6:09pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Left back we want a attacking left side midfielder!
Left back we want a attacking left side midfielder! Fatty x Ford Worker
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6:18pm Mon 2 Jul 12

dadofmy3sons says...

invidia, age catched up .
There are days, and there are days.
I was commenting that the purchase of Buttner is being dissed by Salv, and comparing him with previous purchases and other players and getting myself tied in all sorts of knots.
but I knew what I meant.
Some people are not happy who ever we buy and when they turn out to be quite good, they claim they always thought they would.
Me, I just support the Saints, and that means whoever pulls on the jersey, whatever colour that is at the time too, I support those players because they are playing for my club.
If Buttner comes he will be accepted without reservation.
invidia, age catched up . There are days, and there are days. I was commenting that the purchase of Buttner is being dissed by Salv, and comparing him with previous purchases and other players and getting myself tied in all sorts of knots. but I knew what I meant. Some people are not happy who ever we buy and when they turn out to be quite good, they claim they always thought they would. Me, I just support the Saints, and that means whoever pulls on the jersey, whatever colour that is at the time too, I support those players because they are playing for my club. If Buttner comes he will be accepted without reservation. dadofmy3sons
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6:26pm Mon 2 Jul 12

dadofmy3sons says...

Dan Harding to SWFC is a good move for him and gets some money in.
In the fair play league we need to balance the books, so if we can get £7m for him that would balance out the Jayrod purchase. Probably won't get quite that much !
Who else can we sell for a reasonable fee that has served us well but won't make the cut at Premier League level?
Nigel did say in one of his interviews that the task of moving players on was one of the more difficult tasks in management, but also necessary.
Dan Harding to SWFC is a good move for him and gets some money in. In the fair play league we need to balance the books, so if we can get £7m for him that would balance out the Jayrod purchase. Probably won't get quite that much ! Who else can we sell for a reasonable fee that has served us well but won't make the cut at Premier League level? Nigel did say in one of his interviews that the task of moving players on was one of the more difficult tasks in management, but also necessary. dadofmy3sons
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6:51pm Mon 2 Jul 12

slugger says...

hope it comes off , sounds like another young hungry player who loved what he saw here ....... i do like the dutch , top people !
hope it comes off , sounds like another young hungry player who loved what he saw here ....... i do like the dutch , top people ! slugger
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7:07pm Mon 2 Jul 12

D4n1el says...

The Salv wrote:
Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
Who would you rather we signed? Robben?

I think getting into the provisional Dutch squad for the euros is pretty good. Maybe next time he'll be in the final squad.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]Who would you rather we signed? Robben? I think getting into the provisional Dutch squad for the euros is pretty good. Maybe next time he'll be in the final squad. D4n1el
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7:10pm Mon 2 Jul 12

dadofmy3sons says...

Slugger, like you I have just lost my season ticket virginity, so my comments also carry more weight than they did before.
I am also commenting under this new name because someone objected to a previous post, I wasn't a season ticket holder then !
Slugger, like you I have just lost my season ticket virginity, so my comments also carry more weight than they did before. I am also commenting under this new name because someone objected to a previous post, I wasn't a season ticket holder then ! dadofmy3sons
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7:21pm Mon 2 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

Dan Harding, Dan Harding,
F%ck him off to T'Owls,
Dan Harding, Dan Harding,
He really twists my bowels.
The wristband wearing git,
Who I thinks really sh1t.
Dan Harding, Dan Harding, Dan Harding.
Dan Harding, Dan Harding, F%ck him off to T'Owls, Dan Harding, Dan Harding, He really twists my bowels. The wristband wearing git, Who I thinks really sh1t. Dan Harding, Dan Harding, Dan Harding. puppy saint
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7:55pm Mon 2 Jul 12

saintmac says...

Off thread I know but has anyone heard how training is going? Also, is Tad Lee fully fit?
Off thread I know but has anyone heard how training is going? Also, is Tad Lee fully fit? saintmac
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8:03pm Mon 2 Jul 12

andysaints007 says...

The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got.
.
This guy isnt even a recognised international player.
.
As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players.
.
Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
...but being a true Saints fan you must remember that Le Tiss couldn't really be labelled as a 'recognised international player'!! So would you not have wanted him in your team because of that then???
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]...but being a true Saints fan you must remember that Le Tiss couldn't really be labelled as a 'recognised international player'!! So would you not have wanted him in your team because of that then??? andysaints007
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8:07pm Mon 2 Jul 12

andysaints007 says...

The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got.
.
This guy isnt even a recognised international player.
.
As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players.
.
Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
...but being a true Saints fan you must remember that Le Tiss couldn't really be labelled as a 'recognised international player'!! So would you not have wanted him in your team because of that then???
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]...but being a true Saints fan you must remember that Le Tiss couldn't really be labelled as a 'recognised international player'!! So would you not have wanted him in your team because of that then??? andysaints007
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8:22pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Baddesley Bill says...

dadofmy3sons wrote:
Slugger, like you I have just lost my season ticket virginity, so my comments also carry more weight than they did before.
I am also commenting under this new name because someone objected to a previous post, I wasn't a season ticket holder then !
I'd be a season ticket holder too if the bloody website worked!!!! :O(
[quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: Slugger, like you I have just lost my season ticket virginity, so my comments also carry more weight than they did before. I am also commenting under this new name because someone objected to a previous post, I wasn't a season ticket holder then ![/p][/quote]I'd be a season ticket holder too if the bloody website worked!!!! :O( Baddesley Bill
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8:56pm Mon 2 Jul 12

The Salv says...

D4n1el wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
Who would you rather we signed? Robben?

I think getting into the provisional Dutch squad for the euros is pretty good. Maybe next time he'll be in the final squad.
Jetro Willems
[quote][p][bold]D4n1el[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]Who would you rather we signed? Robben? I think getting into the provisional Dutch squad for the euros is pretty good. Maybe next time he'll be in the final squad.[/p][/quote]Jetro Willems The Salv
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8:57pm Mon 2 Jul 12

circa 66 saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
dadofmy3sons wrote:
Slugger, like you I have just lost my season ticket virginity, so my comments also carry more weight than they did before.
I am also commenting under this new name because someone objected to a previous post, I wasn't a season ticket holder then !
I'd be a season ticket holder too if the bloody website worked!!!! :O(
as a mere mortal non season ticket holder ( cannot attend on a regular basis at the moment) i would like to add a comment if that's all right with the higher up's (touching forelock while typing) (stop laughing it's ferking difficult to do)
as a saints fan i will just be happy to see the saints play good football,score more goals than we let in,and beat the cr@p out of every other team in the prem
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadofmy3sons[/bold] wrote: Slugger, like you I have just lost my season ticket virginity, so my comments also carry more weight than they did before. I am also commenting under this new name because someone objected to a previous post, I wasn't a season ticket holder then ![/p][/quote]I'd be a season ticket holder too if the bloody website worked!!!! :O([/p][/quote]as a mere mortal non season ticket holder ( cannot attend on a regular basis at the moment) i would like to add a comment if that's all right with the higher up's (touching forelock while typing) (stop laughing it's ferking difficult to do) as a saints fan i will just be happy to see the saints play good football,score more goals than we let in,and beat the cr@p out of every other team in the prem circa 66 saint
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9:10pm Mon 2 Jul 12

slugger says...

according to sky sports , vitesse say that we've offered £3 mill for him .
according to sky sports , vitesse say that we've offered £3 mill for him . slugger
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7:55am Tue 3 Jul 12

lowe esteem says...

The Salv wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
promised land wrote:
The Salv wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.
so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.
No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam!
So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?
Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?
I think I will continue to trust NA and laugh at lazy shoolboy selectaside sticker collectors like you. Part of the fun is being lucky enough to watch your own-grown develop through the divisions and spotting the shrewd buys en route too. It isn't always the big signings that make the team you know-sum of it's parts. Many before you have fallen for the "I want that one" attitude.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Dont bother - not even a recognised international player.[/p][/quote]so you are suggesting we change the entire squad ? because no one at Saints are recognised internationals.[/p][/quote]No I am suggested that if Saints need to move to the next level you need to sign better players than you have already got. . This guy isnt even a recognised international player. . As another poster has mentioned about Lambert and Lalana and Rodriguez, these are only Championship proven players. . Pay a little more and get proven ability, otherwise we will just end up with another Jelle Van Dam![/p][/quote]So, in order to get to the next level, how many players do you reckon we should get?[/p][/quote]Well what do you think? Where would you like to see Saints in the next few years? . Im sure this guy will do a job but is he a player that would be pushing for European Qualification? . Just think if your going to pay 2 million you may as well pay another 2 and get someone you know is decent. Rather than just waste 2 million?[/p][/quote]I think I will continue to trust NA and laugh at lazy shoolboy selectaside sticker collectors like you. Part of the fun is being lucky enough to watch your own-grown develop through the divisions and spotting the shrewd buys en route too. It isn't always the big signings that make the team you know-sum of it's parts. Many before you have fallen for the "I want that one" attitude. lowe esteem
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8:07am Tue 3 Jul 12

petethephantom says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Yeah, but will he still want to come after he finds out we dont play in stripes any more but a strip that looks like something from the 1980's???
you have all got to remember that the strip of last season is the same as worn by sutherland and stoke... so why not the new strip, or maybe do you prefer the one we had in league 1....
just a thought from sydney australia
please dont mention the cricket...lol
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Yeah, but will he still want to come after he finds out we dont play in stripes any more but a strip that looks like something from the 1980's???[/p][/quote]you have all got to remember that the strip of last season is the same as worn by sutherland and stoke... so why not the new strip, or maybe do you prefer the one we had in league 1.... just a thought from sydney australia please dont mention the cricket...lol petethephantom
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10:01am Tue 3 Jul 12

redduke says...

The left back position is where I feel we are most vulnerable, Fox gets caught way out of position far too often and against prem wingers we'll be in big trouble. From what i'm reading here Buttner could be the answer.
Do the deal.
(The new kit is s**te by the way)
The left back position is where I feel we are most vulnerable, Fox gets caught way out of position far too often and against prem wingers we'll be in big trouble. From what i'm reading here Buttner could be the answer. Do the deal. (The new kit is s**te by the way) redduke
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10:54am Tue 3 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Makes a change for a player to say he actually wants to come here! Has he been chatting to Hoover? I think the new shirt will 'grow on you' the more that you see it, it is obvious a choice to show up the sponsors name better, doesn't show up well on the stripes.
Makes a change for a player to say he actually wants to come here! Has he been chatting to Hoover? I think the new shirt will 'grow on you' the more that you see it, it is obvious a choice to show up the sponsors name better, doesn't show up well on the stripes. OSPREYSAINT
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3:23pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Season-H-Warsash says...

He's fast and very skilful. Take a look at ...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=EnrVxfO-W
Y4
He's fast and very skilful. Take a look at ... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=EnrVxfO-W Y4 Season-H-Warsash
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11:38pm Tue 3 Jul 12

upwherewebelong says...

I don't understand Salv's point having read the whole thread now I can't understand why the thought of signing this Buttner guy is not a good idea. If we follow Salv's logic we need to sign 10 new players as only Davis has some Premier league experience. I like the fact that we are linked with loads of players in the media but the reality is only NA & NC really know what is going on. We have loads of time to make wise signings COYR.
I don't understand Salv's point having read the whole thread now I can't understand why the thought of signing this Buttner guy is not a good idea. If we follow Salv's logic we need to sign 10 new players as only Davis has some Premier league experience. I like the fact that we are linked with loads of players in the media but the reality is only NA & NC really know what is going on. We have loads of time to make wise signings COYR. upwherewebelong
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10:49am Wed 4 Jul 12

D4n1el says...

Season-H-Warsash wrote:
He's fast and very skilful. Take a look at ...

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=EnrVxfO-W

Y4
From the video, it looks like he's pretty good at scoring goals too, which would be useful
[quote][p][bold]Season-H-Warsash[/bold] wrote: He's fast and very skilful. Take a look at ... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=EnrVxfO-W Y4[/p][/quote]From the video, it looks like he's pretty good at scoring goals too, which would be useful D4n1el
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4:29pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

petethephantom wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Yeah, but will he still want to come after he finds out we dont play in stripes any more but a strip that looks like something from the 1980's???
you have all got to remember that the strip of last season is the same as worn by sutherland and stoke... so why not the new strip, or maybe do you prefer the one we had in league 1....
just a thought from sydney australia
please dont mention the cricket...lol
I mentioned it once, Pete, but I think I got away with it :)
[quote][p][bold]petethephantom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Yeah, but will he still want to come after he finds out we dont play in stripes any more but a strip that looks like something from the 1980's???[/p][/quote]you have all got to remember that the strip of last season is the same as worn by sutherland and stoke... so why not the new strip, or maybe do you prefer the one we had in league 1.... just a thought from sydney australia please dont mention the cricket...lol[/p][/quote]I mentioned it once, Pete, but I think I got away with it :) Strasbourg Saint
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