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  • "
    Strasbourg Saint wrote:
    slugger wrote:
    Confucious wrote:
    Strasbourg Saint wrote:
    RG8 to the SMS wrote:
    Looks good and still quite young.


    Just what we need.

    The blocks are slowly being cemented into place.
    Yes, "just what we need". But according to JasperAG (above) we also need another eight NEEDs (as listed). Given the SKY TV windfall, we should not remain needlessly needy. Indeed, I think we can well afford two MUST-HAVEs, an ESSENTIAL and three INDISPENSIBLES - plus a DESIRABLE and a REQUISITE.

    As it is rather long I won't be having INDISPENSIBLE on the back of my new shirt even if we get him. I will stick with LEE even though it's only one letter less than NEED. Nevertheless, I may score some points for myself by buying a shirt for the wife with DESIRABLE on it.
    but is she ?
    Fair question, Slugger and, more importantly, does she get on with Aunt Elpeth?

    As for your thoughts, Confucious, surely, that would leave IRRESISTIBLE on the bench and I thought he had only agreed to sign if guarenteed to start every match.

    I just hope Man City sign Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful and Grumpy before the 19th of August.

    Anyway, what ever happened to that guy in Scotland called INVINSIBLE? He seemed to score a few.
    They haven't really got on too well since Auntie Elspeth stayed here in May. Eventually the wife told her that she needed more space and so Auntie Elspeth locked her outside all day.

    My Uncle Wei told me secretly that he plays the 8mm film of his wedding to Auntie Elspeth at least once a month. He plays it backwards so he can watch himself walking out of the church a free man."
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Southampton reach deal over transfer of Dutch defender Alexander Büttner from Vitesse

Alexander Büttner

Alexander Büttner

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Digital Editor

Vitesse Arnhem have said they have reached an agreement with Saints over the transfer of left back Alexander Büttner.

The Dutch club posted a statement on their website this afternoon.

The Eredivise side claim Saints today submitted an improved offer for the left back, meeting Vitesse's evaluation of the 23-year-old.

It is understood Büttner is now trying to sort out personal terms with Saints before sealing the move.

Fulham, QPR and Werder Bremen have also been tracking the player.

Buttner has made his name with the Eredivisie outfit at left back, even making the provisional Netherlands squad for Euro 2012.

But he has also played as a winger for Vitesse, while he came through the ranks at Ajax as a more central attacking player.

Vitesse have been resigned to losing the player this summer, with Buttner having just one year left on his current contract.

He has been allowed to travel to England to visit interested clubs, including Fulham and QPR as well as Saints.

German side Werder Bremen are also interested, but Buttner has made it clear from the start that St Mary’s is his choice.

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