Ramirez agent claims Saints deal is off

Gaston Ramirez

Gaston Ramirez

First published in Sport

The agent of Bologna's Gaston Ramirez has been quoted as saying the Uruguayan international's proposed £12m move to Saints has collapsed.

Oscar Betancourt said that negotiations between the clubs had failed and that Saints were now switching their attention elsewhere.

"The negotiations with Southampton have ended," he told calciomercatoweb.it.

"I have spoken today with the English club's chairman and they are looking at other targets.

"Bologna didn't want to close the deal without the bank guarantees.

"The player was very happy with the offer received, but now he will probably remain at Bologna."

Saints had already agreed terms with 21-year-old Ramirez, who had publicly said last week that he was keen on a move to St Mary's.

However, the transfer stalled during negotiations between the clubs.

It is understood that an acceptable fee of about £12m - a record sum for Saints - had been offered, while an agreement had also been reached with Ramirez's former club, Uruguayan side Penarol, who own 30 per cent of the player.

However, there was disagreement over how the money to Bologna would be paid.

It has been reported that Saints were due to pay more than £6m up front, with two further instalments of just under £3m each being paid within a year. But Bologna were said to be unhappy to proceed without firmer guarantees for the extra funds.

 

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2:58pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Guess its off to number two target then . . . Messi might look pretty good across the back of my new shirt!
Guess its off to number two target then . . . Messi might look pretty good across the back of my new shirt! Dino-Saw-Us
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3:01pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Blandford Saints says...

????
???? Blandford Saints
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3:01pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Blandford Saints says...

Severntrent wrote:
Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame
??????
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame[/p][/quote]?????? Blandford Saints
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3:05pm Wed 22 Aug 12

insane saint says...

money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player
money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player insane saint
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3:08pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Severntrent says...

insane saint wrote:
money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player
How is being immediately relegated and repeatedly booed by your own 'fans' at home games a great move for the player? enlighten me
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player[/p][/quote]How is being immediately relegated and repeatedly booed by your own 'fans' at home games a great move for the player? enlighten me Severntrent
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3:11pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Velleity says...

Why can't you guys just ignore the idiots? They thrive on responses like yours. Leave them alone and they just fade away.

Anyways, this seems to have been a bit of a non-story. There has been no substance in any of the reports we've read, just a bundle of rumours and counter-rumours. Remember that a player's agent is there to try to get the best deal he can for himself (the agent, not the player) so they simply aren't worth listening to. All the rest of the content in the Echo has just been reported conversations: I've not seen a direct quote from anyone involved throughout the whole saga.

"Has been quoted as saying" (above) might have come from a random tweeter who heard a mate discussing what he overheard someone say in a pub. Or it might be the truth. Unfortunately, no-one from the Echo ever tries JOURNALISM and maybe tries speaking to people rather than just reposting stories scraped from other sites.

Pointless reading this stuff, to be blunt.
Why can't you guys just ignore the idiots? They thrive on responses like yours. Leave them alone and they just fade away. Anyways, this seems to have been a bit of a non-story. There has been no substance in any of the reports we've read, just a bundle of rumours and counter-rumours. Remember that a player's agent is there to try to get the best deal he can for himself (the agent, not the player) so they simply aren't worth listening to. All the rest of the content in the Echo has just been reported conversations: I've not seen a direct quote from anyone involved throughout the whole saga. "Has been quoted as saying" (above) might have come from a random tweeter who heard a mate discussing what he overheard someone say in a pub. Or it might be the truth. Unfortunately, no-one from the Echo ever tries JOURNALISM and maybe tries speaking to people rather than just reposting stories scraped from other sites. Pointless reading this stuff, to be blunt. Velleity
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3:14pm Wed 22 Aug 12

StParks says...

We dont seem to be able to cut the mustard signing players at this level! May need to re-think or strategies or risk losing more targets! Time is ticking and I hope the Saints do not now panic buy and get the wrong players in! Pull a rabbit out the hat guys! COYR!
We dont seem to be able to cut the mustard signing players at this level! May need to re-think or strategies or risk losing more targets! Time is ticking and I hope the Saints do not now panic buy and get the wrong players in! Pull a rabbit out the hat guys! COYR! StParks
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3:15pm Wed 22 Aug 12

tomf05 says...

I'd like to know how many pies NA/NC have their fingers in! Starting to worry we have too many eggs in not enough baskets with long embargoes like this falling through
I'd like to know how many pies NA/NC have their fingers in! Starting to worry we have too many eggs in not enough baskets with long embargoes like this falling through tomf05
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3:17pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Prit says...

Hmm, be signed up by tea time then !!
Hmm, be signed up by tea time then !! Prit
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3:17pm Wed 22 Aug 12

randre says...

Shame, but I feel there is a good reason why NC has turned to another target and it could be good news.

I liked the look of this lad, but it shows how difficult such transfers can be, until the word comes from the club, no deal is done.

Although, this could also be Brinkmanship from NC and theagent that forces Belogna into a decision to sell, especially if they are in financial trouble. If it does or doesn't happen, at least it has been done on our terms and we dictate that these things don't drag on...Deal done, or move on... Simple.

By the way, I will be just ignoring the idiot supporters from certain other clubs on here...If we do not feed them they will starve and die... Just like their club!
Shame, but I feel there is a good reason why NC has turned to another target and it could be good news. I liked the look of this lad, but it shows how difficult such transfers can be, until the word comes from the club, no deal is done. Although, this could also be Brinkmanship from NC and theagent that forces Belogna into a decision to sell, especially if they are in financial trouble. If it does or doesn't happen, at least it has been done on our terms and we dictate that these things don't drag on...Deal done, or move on... Simple. By the way, I will be just ignoring the idiot supporters from certain other clubs on here...If we do not feed them they will starve and die... Just like their club! randre
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3:18pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Severntrent wrote:
Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame
Ok so let's have a look at this post then.

'Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway'

When did anyone say we couldn't afford to make this offer? Furthermore, please explain why you think that Saints could not afford to enter into negotiations and agree a deal? All the evidence clearly shows that NA and NC don't go after players they can't afford.
Therefore this part of your post makes no sense.

'Despicable cheats'
The dictionary explains that 'Despicable' means 'deserving hatred and contempt'. Quite clearly you aren't a fan of our great club so I'll give you that one although I would question why you hate us so much - hate is a strong emotion and I wonder if you wouldn't prefer to use the term 'intensely dislike' instead.
The word 'Cheat' on the other hand has several descriptions. As a noun it is described as 'a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage'.
Once again you provide no real explanation as to how our great football club have attempted to cheat anyone in trying to negotiate a deal with this talented young football player.

to be absolutely honest were I a lesser man I would turn around the very words you have used and direct them at the other end of the M27 where they seem to fit so much better.

Oh hang on.... I think I understand - you meant to post this comment on the News website rather than the Daily Echo website.
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame[/p][/quote]Ok so let's have a look at this post then. 'Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway' When did anyone say we couldn't afford to make this offer? Furthermore, please explain why you think that Saints could not afford to enter into negotiations and agree a deal? All the evidence clearly shows that NA and NC don't go after players they can't afford. Therefore this part of your post makes no sense. 'Despicable cheats' The dictionary explains that 'Despicable' means 'deserving hatred and contempt'. Quite clearly you aren't a fan of our great club so I'll give you that one although I would question why you hate us so much - hate is a strong emotion and I wonder if you wouldn't prefer to use the term 'intensely dislike' instead. The word 'Cheat' on the other hand has several descriptions. As a noun it is described as 'a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage'. Once again you provide no real explanation as to how our great football club have attempted to cheat anyone in trying to negotiate a deal with this talented young football player. to be absolutely honest were I a lesser man I would turn around the very words you have used and direct them at the other end of the M27 where they seem to fit so much better. Oh hang on.... I think I understand - you meant to post this comment on the News website rather than the Daily Echo website. Stroppy_gramps
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3:19pm Wed 22 Aug 12

insane saint says...

Velleity wrote:
Severntrent wrote:
insane saint wrote:
money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player
How is being immediately relegated and repeatedly booed by your own 'fans' at home games a great move for the player? enlighten me
For God's sake, don't respond to this tripe.
white bait and the rest of them no full response needed to it apart from FOAD
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player[/p][/quote]How is being immediately relegated and repeatedly booed by your own 'fans' at home games a great move for the player? enlighten me[/p][/quote]For God's sake, don't respond to this tripe.[/p][/quote]white bait and the rest of them no full response needed to it apart from FOAD insane saint
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3:20pm Wed 22 Aug 12

costa gaz says...

Not really surprised, tbh it always was going to be too big for saints.
Now that we have effectively put him in the spotlight he will go to a bigger club who'll pay on Bologna's terms.
Realism has now returned, lets get Phillips.
Not really surprised, tbh it always was going to be too big for saints. Now that we have effectively put him in the spotlight he will go to a bigger club who'll pay on Bologna's terms. Realism has now returned, lets get Phillips. costa gaz
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3:21pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Who's this defender that Newcastle and Fulham are after for £4.5m? 'Oscar something'? Any good?

Him and Philips for just over £10m?”
Who's this defender that Newcastle and Fulham are after for £4.5m? 'Oscar something'? Any good? Him and Philips for just over £10m?” Dino-Saw-Us
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3:23pm Wed 22 Aug 12

saintofatheism says...

This has come from his agent, and if you remember, the owners don't exactly speak nice things of his agent.

He'll be wearing a saints shirt by next weekend.

think this one needs to be ignored.

Coyr
This has come from his agent, and if you remember, the owners don't exactly speak nice things of his agent. He'll be wearing a saints shirt by next weekend. think this one needs to be ignored. Coyr saintofatheism
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3:23pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

I take that back his name is 'Douglas' not Oscar!
I take that back his name is 'Douglas' not Oscar! Dino-Saw-Us
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3:26pm Wed 22 Aug 12

tomf05 says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
I take that back his name is 'Douglas' not Oscar!
Douglas is sick! A football manager regular for me
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: I take that back his name is 'Douglas' not Oscar![/p][/quote]Douglas is sick! A football manager regular for me tomf05
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3:27pm Wed 22 Aug 12

up saints says...

was it ever on?
was it ever on? up saints
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3:28pm Wed 22 Aug 12

zummerzet saint says...

It's all a load of ****. Don't believe anything til it's on the OS! It's getting very boring now!!
Let's get Phillips or Adomah, we don't need Prima donnas at the Saints anyway!
It's all a load of ****. Don't believe anything til it's on the OS! It's getting very boring now!! Let's get Phillips or Adomah, we don't need Prima donnas at the Saints anyway! zummerzet saint
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3:31pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Like I said earlier - I won't believe it until he's at SMS with a shirt in his hands.

It's just so NICE to be able to sit here and watch our great club negotiating to buy Premiership standard players to bolster an already strong squad, to play at our Premier League standard stadium with lots of lovely support from our great fans.

The future is red and white on the south coast
Like I said earlier - I won't believe it until he's at SMS with a shirt in his hands. It's just so NICE to be able to sit here and watch our great club negotiating to buy Premiership standard players to bolster an already strong squad, to play at our Premier League standard stadium with lots of lovely support from our great fans. The future is red and white on the south coast Stroppy_gramps
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3:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

bullsbags says...

Couldn't agree more.Call the agents bluff and go get Phillips or Ince,preferably both.also a centre back would be nice!
Couldn't agree more.Call the agents bluff and go get Phillips or Ince,preferably both.also a centre back would be nice! bullsbags
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3:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

lacktotton says...

Who knows whats going on but wouldnt be surprised if this is a bit of a game from saints and the agent to force the move? but who knows.
Who knows whats going on but wouldnt be surprised if this is a bit of a game from saints and the agent to force the move? but who knows. lacktotton
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3:34pm Wed 22 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Why not be nice to Billy Two Rivers he is probably just a bit out on a limb at the moment, needs a friend or two to distract him from his misery.
Why not be nice to Billy Two Rivers he is probably just a bit out on a limb at the moment, needs a friend or two to distract him from his misery. OSPREYSAINT
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3:36pm Wed 22 Aug 12

SFC-WILL says...

Could be worse everyone...

Could be in league 1 with no money, no players, no fans, no hope, no ground, no training facilities, no respect from any other clubs... need i go on...
Could be worse everyone... Could be in league 1 with no money, no players, no fans, no hope, no ground, no training facilities, no respect from any other clubs... need i go on... SFC-WILL
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3:37pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . .

Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion!
still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . . Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion! Dino-Saw-Us
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3:38pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

As time passes it seems we are finding more and more about the way the really big transfers work and how finance is arranged and settled.

Just a few years back the average fan had no idea about such complexities. We all thought it was a fee plus the occasional bung to Harry's dog and all settled nice and simply in a plain brown bag outside a pub.

Now we are finding out about tiered repayment, agents fees, part ownership by other clubs, "third parties" (presumably somethimg to do with fire and theft), image rights and debenture payments. It's no longer a players choice, it's all about the biggest cheque book, the most upfront cash and huge wages.

But the really good thing is that WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE, we are involved in the big transfers, we are making bids, WE ARE RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT !!

How cool is THAT !!
As time passes it seems we are finding more and more about the way the really big transfers work and how finance is arranged and settled. Just a few years back the average fan had no idea about such complexities. We all thought it was a fee plus the occasional bung to Harry's dog and all settled nice and simply in a plain brown bag outside a pub. Now we are finding out about tiered repayment, agents fees, part ownership by other clubs, "third parties" (presumably somethimg to do with fire and theft), image rights and debenture payments. It's no longer a players choice, it's all about the biggest cheque book, the most upfront cash and huge wages. But the really good thing is that WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE, we are involved in the big transfers, we are making bids, WE ARE RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT !! How cool is THAT !! Alicesdad
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3:39pm Wed 22 Aug 12

jonny-shuttle says...

I dont trust his agent.
I dont trust his agent. jonny-shuttle
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3:40pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

seems like a similar fella to Kia 'ora
or whatever Tevez' agent is called!
seems like a similar fella to Kia 'ora or whatever Tevez' agent is called! Dino-Saw-Us
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3:44pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Velleity says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
I dont trust his agent.
Moral dilemma for you...

You're by a swimming pool and there's a journalist and an agent both drowning. You can only save one of them.

The dilemma: Do you:

















Finish reading the newspaper or have a cup of coffee?
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: I dont trust his agent.[/p][/quote]Moral dilemma for you... You're by a swimming pool and there's a journalist and an agent both drowning. You can only save one of them. The dilemma: Do you: Finish reading the newspaper or have a cup of coffee? Velleity
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3:45pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Severntrent says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . .

Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion!
why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . . Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion![/p][/quote]why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ...... Severntrent
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3:45pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Moral dilemma for you...

You're by a swimming pool and there's a journalist and an agent both drowning. You can only save one of them.

The dilemma: Do you:

















Finish reading the newspaper or have a cup of coffee?”



I love coffee!
Moral dilemma for you... You're by a swimming pool and there's a journalist and an agent both drowning. You can only save one of them. The dilemma: Do you: Finish reading the newspaper or have a cup of coffee?” I love coffee! Dino-Saw-Us
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3:46pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Severntrent . . . Touching a nerve am I?
Severntrent . . . Touching a nerve am I? Dino-Saw-Us
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3:47pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

Just to keep our near neighbours involved in the usual friendly banter.

Or rather I'm bored and feel like winding them up. As the Aussies say, "too easy".

If your football club were on ebay what would the opening bid be .. and what would the "buy it now price" be?

I only ask as I just found a pound coin in my suit trousers and I was thinking to myself should I buy a lottery ticket or maybe buy an ailing football team so I can use the pitch as an allotment.

I'll probably get the lottery tcket as I dont want to be rattling around with all that change left over.
Just to keep our near neighbours involved in the usual friendly banter. Or rather I'm bored and feel like winding them up. As the Aussies say, "too easy". If your football club were on ebay what would the opening bid be .. and what would the "buy it now price" be? I only ask as I just found a pound coin in my suit trousers and I was thinking to myself should I buy a lottery ticket or maybe buy an ailing football team so I can use the pitch as an allotment. I'll probably get the lottery tcket as I dont want to be rattling around with all that change left over. Alicesdad
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3:47pm Wed 22 Aug 12

SAINTStevie61163 says...

Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu
t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing. SAINTStevie61163
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3:49pm Wed 22 Aug 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.
The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR. westfordUSAsaints
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3:52pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

Severntrent wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . .

Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion!
why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......
But you all love reading our threads and just keep coming back for more .... you are one or two seasons away from having the players putting up the goalposts just before each game and having the players Mums bringing on half time oranges.

Too easy !!

It's like dshooting fish in a barrel.
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . . Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion![/p][/quote]why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......[/p][/quote]But you all love reading our threads and just keep coming back for more .... you are one or two seasons away from having the players putting up the goalposts just before each game and having the players Mums bringing on half time oranges. Too easy !! It's like dshooting fish in a barrel. Alicesdad
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3:53pm Wed 22 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Severntrent wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . .

Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion!
why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......
Now, now there, there, there, sorry our posters are upsetting you, nasty little people, Mummy will kiss you better, now run along.
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . . Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion![/p][/quote]why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......[/p][/quote]Now, now there, there, there, sorry our posters are upsetting you, nasty little people, Mummy will kiss you better, now run along. OSPREYSAINT
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3:53pm Wed 22 Aug 12

millhouse says...

Think saints have dodged a bullet with this one.

His agent has been hawking him around Europe ever since Liverpool signed Suarez and the other highly rated Uruguayan youngster Coates - who so far has looked far from ready for the Premier league.

I'm not sure that Ramirez was worth the risk either or would offer what saints will need this season. Lot of potential, but a lazy so-and so.. and a tendency to disappear.
Think saints have dodged a bullet with this one. His agent has been hawking him around Europe ever since Liverpool signed Suarez and the other highly rated Uruguayan youngster Coates - who so far has looked far from ready for the Premier league. I'm not sure that Ramirez was worth the risk either or would offer what saints will need this season. Lot of potential, but a lazy so-and so.. and a tendency to disappear. millhouse
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3:55pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu

t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
Good post.
[quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]Good post. Alicesdad
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3:59pm Wed 22 Aug 12

FreeNelsonMantle says...

SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu

t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
I think it's a case of the Echo having something to print to sell papers. They would rather post something speculative then nothing at all.
[quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]I think it's a case of the Echo having something to print to sell papers. They would rather post something speculative then nothing at all. FreeNelsonMantle
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3:59pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Saintlee72 says...

Severntrent wrote:
Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame
You muppet. You should be more worried about your own excuse of a club than worrying about us.
Little bit jealous are we? Never mind, I'm sure we'll play each other again one day, probably Kanu's testimonial.
Oh, thats right, he won't need one will he, cause he's already robbed you blind.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I did actually have some sympathy for Portsmouth, but it's idiots like you that make me think they deserve everything they get, so FOAD!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame[/p][/quote]You muppet. You should be more worried about your own excuse of a club than worrying about us. Little bit jealous are we? Never mind, I'm sure we'll play each other again one day, probably Kanu's testimonial. Oh, thats right, he won't need one will he, cause he's already robbed you blind. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I did actually have some sympathy for Portsmouth, but it's idiots like you that make me think they deserve everything they get, so FOAD!!!!! Saintlee72
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4:03pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St Graz says...

I'm bored - Gaston Ramirez anagam is 'O Mr Saint Gazer' I think he should be told!
I'm bored - Gaston Ramirez anagam is 'O Mr Saint Gazer' I think he should be told! St Graz
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4:04pm Wed 22 Aug 12

alan.of.eastleigh says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.
I was about to post the same. Once again the Echo get their facts wrong. Also, it is the agent that is saying the deal is dead not Bologna (in whose court the ball currently lies). they will have to move quick though or they will miss out altogether - NC clearly has alternatives to chase.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.[/p][/quote]I was about to post the same. Once again the Echo get their facts wrong. Also, it is the agent that is saying the deal is dead not Bologna (in whose court the ball currently lies). they will have to move quick though or they will miss out altogether - NC clearly has alternatives to chase. alan.of.eastleigh
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4:05pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

OSPREYSAINT says...
3:53pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Severntrent wrote:

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . .

Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion!
why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......
Now, now there, there, there, sorry our posters are upsetting you, nasty little people, Mummy will kiss you better, now run along.”


Its Ironic that his mum is also his sister!
OSPREYSAINT says... 3:53pm Wed 22 Aug 12 Severntrent wrote: Dino-Saw-Us wrote: still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . . Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion! why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ...... Now, now there, there, there, sorry our posters are upsetting you, nasty little people, Mummy will kiss you better, now run along.” Its Ironic that his mum is also his sister! Dino-Saw-Us
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4:08pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

I love how angry Poopy fans get, its like they ALL have extreme anger issues ...

They remind me a bit of Lemmings in their little blue **** . . . the only reason everyone plays is to nuke them all! :)
I love how angry Poopy fans get, its like they ALL have extreme anger issues ... They remind me a bit of Lemmings in their little blue **** . . . the only reason everyone plays is to nuke them all! :) Dino-Saw-Us
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4:08pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

*Shirts
*Shirts Dino-Saw-Us
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4:10pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Velleity wrote:
jonny-shuttle wrote:
I dont trust his agent.
Moral dilemma for you...

You're by a swimming pool and there's a journalist and an agent both drowning. You can only save one of them.

The dilemma: Do you:

















Finish reading the newspaper or have a cup of coffee?
Both! I can multi-task.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: I dont trust his agent.[/p][/quote]Moral dilemma for you... You're by a swimming pool and there's a journalist and an agent both drowning. You can only save one of them. The dilemma: Do you: Finish reading the newspaper or have a cup of coffee?[/p][/quote]Both! I can multi-task. Strasbourg Saint
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4:11pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Severntrent says...

Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own:

'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......'

I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up.

You're welcome
Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome Severntrent
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4:12pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
*Shirts
original was better
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: *Shirts[/p][/quote]original was better Stroppy_gramps
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4:12pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

Severntrent wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . .

Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion!
why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......
Haha, I like the way you admit Pompey are a cheating club. Not sure how it relates to Saints though
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: still can't believe 'Brian Howard' calls himself a southampton fan . . . Only hope is he leads the blue few to oblivion![/p][/quote]why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......[/p][/quote]Haha, I like the way you admit Pompey are a cheating club. Not sure how it relates to Saints though St. Saint
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4:12pm Wed 22 Aug 12

StevieSteve says...

Looks like no signings for another week then!
Looks like no signings for another week then! StevieSteve
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4:16pm Wed 22 Aug 12

tugboat says...

Is anyone else concerned about taking on a player who has a mouthy agent in tow.
I appreciate this fella needs to line his own pockets but the tendency to run to the press at the slightest hint of an issue is alarming.
Im amazed NC doesnt look at it that way,and dump the deal,the player might be great ,but the agent !!!-they come as a pair.
Go back for lens,cheaper just as talented and only PSV to deal with.
Is anyone else concerned about taking on a player who has a mouthy agent in tow. I appreciate this fella needs to line his own pockets but the tendency to run to the press at the slightest hint of an issue is alarming. Im amazed NC doesnt look at it that way,and dump the deal,the player might be great ,but the agent !!!-they come as a pair. Go back for lens,cheaper just as talented and only PSV to deal with. tugboat
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4:17pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

St Graz wrote:
I'm bored - Gaston Ramirez anagam is 'O Mr Saint Gazer' I think he should be told!
.... and Severntrent is an anagram of KAWNER
[quote][p][bold]St Graz[/bold] wrote: I'm bored - Gaston Ramirez anagam is 'O Mr Saint Gazer' I think he should be told![/p][/quote].... and Severntrent is an anagram of KAWNER Strasbourg Saint
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4:17pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Severntrent wrote:
Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome
So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others?

makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome[/p][/quote]So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others? makes sense. Stroppy_gramps
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4:18pm Wed 22 Aug 12

costa gaz says...

SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu

t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report.
Every other football publication is reporting the same story.
They have not made anything up
What do you expect them to do?

Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.
[quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report. Every other football publication is reporting the same story. They have not made anything up What do you expect them to do? Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes. costa gaz
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4:20pm Wed 22 Aug 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

We do you even engage with those idiots from down the M27. They are over, gone, nothing but a bunch of has beens. All that is left is jealously of us, which is why they keep coming back on here. As has been posted, ignore them. If they really cared about saving their precious club, they'd stop wasting time on here, get their buckets out, and go door to door trying to save what is left of their football club. Over and out!
We do you even engage with those idiots from down the M27. They are over, gone, nothing but a bunch of has beens. All that is left is jealously of us, which is why they keep coming back on here. As has been posted, ignore them. If they really cared about saving their precious club, they'd stop wasting time on here, get their buckets out, and go door to door trying to save what is left of their football club. Over and out! westfordUSAsaints
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4:21pm Wed 22 Aug 12

jonny-shuttle says...

the article just repeating what the agent said. its up to you whether you believe the agent or not
the article just repeating what the agent said. its up to you whether you believe the agent or not jonny-shuttle
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4:21pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Severntrent says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Severntrent wrote:
Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome
So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others?

makes sense.
Nope, that statement is made by one of your customers/'fans' on the News website. His name is 'RIPompey' so hes obviously the brains of the operation. Thought i'd share it with you lot.
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome[/p][/quote]So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others? makes sense.[/p][/quote]Nope, that statement is made by one of your customers/'fans' on the News website. His name is 'RIPompey' so hes obviously the brains of the operation. Thought i'd share it with you lot. Severntrent
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4:24pm Wed 22 Aug 12

steveyot says...

9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.
9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well. steveyot
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4:27pm Wed 22 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Another player falls by the wayside not really any surprise either ! Am fed up with constant delays and f**k ups ! The clock is ticking NC we need to strengthen RW,LB and CB and hopefully no has beens or never was like Dann before the window closes or we will struggle ! On a brighter note clyne is an excellent addition COYR's and NC for Ffs time to act
Another player falls by the wayside not really any surprise either ! Am fed up with constant delays and f**k ups ! The clock is ticking NC we need to strengthen RW,LB and CB and hopefully no has beens or never was like Dann before the window closes or we will struggle ! On a brighter note clyne is an excellent addition COYR's and NC for Ffs time to act lowe hater, cornwall
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4:30pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Tallus says...

don't bother responding to any tripe that pompey 'fans' put on here. and yes, I am of the blue persuasion but I am sick of saints 'fans' coming on the news website abusing pompey fans and I'm sure you're sick of some pompey fans doing the same. they are not real fans just idiots trying to cause a stir and then cry themselves to sleep because their lives are so empty. I 4-1 love a bit of banter but it does out of hand quite regularly. pup
don't bother responding to any tripe that pompey 'fans' put on here. and yes, I am of the blue persuasion but I am sick of saints 'fans' coming on the news website abusing pompey fans and I'm sure you're sick of some pompey fans doing the same. they are not real fans just idiots trying to cause a stir and then cry themselves to sleep because their lives are so empty. I 4-1 love a bit of banter but it does out of hand quite regularly. pup Tallus
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4:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday!
Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday! Dino-Saw-Us
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4:34pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Correct me If i'm wrong but I though clubs were limited to the number of loans they could make during a season?
Correct me If i'm wrong but I though clubs were limited to the number of loans they could make during a season? Dino-Saw-Us
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4:35pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Tallus says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
We do you even engage with those idiots from down the M27. They are over, gone, nothing but a bunch of has beens. All that is left is jealously of us, which is why they keep coming back on here. As has been posted, ignore them. If they really cared about saving their precious club, they'd stop wasting time on here, get their buckets out, and go door to door trying to save what is left of their football club. Over and out!
I completely agree, but it's the same both ways 'nigeladkinsredandwh
itearmy' purports to being a saints fan but is on our site more than he is on your. Every clubs has it's idiots I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: We do you even engage with those idiots from down the M27. They are over, gone, nothing but a bunch of has beens. All that is left is jealously of us, which is why they keep coming back on here. As has been posted, ignore them. If they really cared about saving their precious club, they'd stop wasting time on here, get their buckets out, and go door to door trying to save what is left of their football club. Over and out![/p][/quote]I completely agree, but it's the same both ways 'nigeladkinsredandwh itearmy' purports to being a saints fan but is on our site more than he is on your. Every clubs has it's idiots I suppose. Tallus
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4:37pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

well this kind of upsets me. I try and try to taunt the fans from the other end of the M27 who post on here but they just don't seem to want to respond to me. I try to post well reasoned, thought out responses and deal with each comment in turn to try and understand but still I never get a reply.

I suppose this is for one of two reasons:
1) They can't reply because my arguments blow them out of the water and they have nothing to say
2) Long words are too complicated for them.

It's such a shame because I would love to have a spirited debate but instead I am reduced to responding to mere taunts and vitriol.
well this kind of upsets me. I try and try to taunt the fans from the other end of the M27 who post on here but they just don't seem to want to respond to me. I try to post well reasoned, thought out responses and deal with each comment in turn to try and understand but still I never get a reply. I suppose this is for one of two reasons: 1) They can't reply because my arguments blow them out of the water and they have nothing to say 2) Long words are too complicated for them. It's such a shame because I would love to have a spirited debate but instead I am reduced to responding to mere taunts and vitriol. Stroppy_gramps
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4:40pm Wed 22 Aug 12

SaintDon13 says...

Severntrent wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Severntrent wrote:
Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome
So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others?

makes sense.
Nope, that statement is made by one of your customers/'fans' on the News website. His name is 'RIPompey' so hes obviously the brains of the operation. Thought i'd share it with you lot.
I will let you into a little secret, "RIPompey" is not a football fan at all, not a Scummer or a Skate, just a WUM who likes to stir up both camps and boy is he good at it. Just disregard any of the posts, that's all.
[quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome[/p][/quote]So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others? makes sense.[/p][/quote]Nope, that statement is made by one of your customers/'fans' on the News website. His name is 'RIPompey' so hes obviously the brains of the operation. Thought i'd share it with you lot.[/p][/quote]I will let you into a little secret, "RIPompey" is not a football fan at all, not a Scummer or a Skate, just a WUM who likes to stir up both camps and boy is he good at it. Just disregard any of the posts, that's all. SaintDon13
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4:40pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Tallus says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday!
Nah, we can't afford a bench. standing room only.
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday![/p][/quote]Nah, we can't afford a bench. standing room only. Tallus
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4:41pm Wed 22 Aug 12

SAINTStevie61163 says...

costa gaz wrote:
SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu


t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report.
Every other football publication is reporting the same story.
They have not made anything up
What do you expect them to do?

Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.
Costa.............yo
u are falling into the very same trap of believing every little report from some obscure news agencies..........i do not have any inside information but i will only ever believe that a deal is completed or over when it is on the OS ..........because this is the only source of Saints information that is reliable...........t
he rest of the is he isn`t he saga is just pure speculation.
be patient my friend and it will all come out in the wash........along with at least a couple of signings before the close of the transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report. Every other football publication is reporting the same story. They have not made anything up What do you expect them to do? Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.[/p][/quote]Costa.............yo u are falling into the very same trap of believing every little report from some obscure news agencies..........i do not have any inside information but i will only ever believe that a deal is completed or over when it is on the OS ..........because this is the only source of Saints information that is reliable...........t he rest of the is he isn`t he saga is just pure speculation. be patient my friend and it will all come out in the wash........along with at least a couple of signings before the close of the transfer window. SAINTStevie61163
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4:46pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday!
now THAT'S good banter!
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday![/p][/quote]now THAT'S good banter! Strasbourg Saint
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4:47pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Tallus wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday!
Nah, we can't afford a bench. standing room only.
And so is that!
[quote][p][bold]Tallus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday![/p][/quote]Nah, we can't afford a bench. standing room only.[/p][/quote]And so is that! Strasbourg Saint
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4:52pm Wed 22 Aug 12

costa gaz says...

SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu



t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report.
Every other football publication is reporting the same story.
They have not made anything up
What do you expect them to do?

Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.
Costa.............yo

u are falling into the very same trap of believing every little report from some obscure news agencies..........i do not have any inside information but i will only ever believe that a deal is completed or over when it is on the OS ..........because this is the only source of Saints information that is reliable...........t

he rest of the is he isn`t he saga is just pure speculation.
be patient my friend and it will all come out in the wash........along with at least a couple of signings before the close of the transfer window.
hope you are right stevie, but in my experience once a deal is announced as dead it normally is.
[quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report. Every other football publication is reporting the same story. They have not made anything up What do you expect them to do? Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.[/p][/quote]Costa.............yo u are falling into the very same trap of believing every little report from some obscure news agencies..........i do not have any inside information but i will only ever believe that a deal is completed or over when it is on the OS ..........because this is the only source of Saints information that is reliable...........t he rest of the is he isn`t he saga is just pure speculation. be patient my friend and it will all come out in the wash........along with at least a couple of signings before the close of the transfer window.[/p][/quote]hope you are right stevie, but in my experience once a deal is announced as dead it normally is. costa gaz
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5:02pm Wed 22 Aug 12

randre says...

steveyot wrote:
9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.
I don't think we need as many players as you say.... I think your faith in our squad is lacking somewhat!

I would love to see a Centre Back and a pacey / creative midfielder as well as a left back, but on our terms. However, I would hope that IF we do sign a left back it does not impede in the development and first team apprerances that Luke Shaw should gain. I believe this lad will become a superb player for us and I believe he is good enough to play in our first team.

I thought our midfield did OK against Man City, they could have hardly had a bigger test for the first game could they? I was impressed with JWP too, again another good young player with a huge future.

I agree we need to sign players, but not at the expense of our team spirit and development of what is already a very exciting side with a great future.

It is time clubs took a stand against greedy agents, players and other clubs looking to take advantage, otherwise more clubs will spiral into trouble like Pompey & Rangers have. Saints are hopefully that side that will take a stand... Deals need to be on our terms that suit our ethos, or the deal is not done. We don't want Premier League has beens or players that are only focused on money.

But we can rest assured that NA & NC will make deals that are right for Saints, on terms that suit the Saints. They have proved this so far.
[quote][p][bold]steveyot[/bold] wrote: 9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.[/p][/quote]I don't think we need as many players as you say.... I think your faith in our squad is lacking somewhat! I would love to see a Centre Back and a pacey / creative midfielder as well as a left back, but on our terms. However, I would hope that IF we do sign a left back it does not impede in the development and first team apprerances that Luke Shaw should gain. I believe this lad will become a superb player for us and I believe he is good enough to play in our first team. I thought our midfield did OK against Man City, they could have hardly had a bigger test for the first game could they? I was impressed with JWP too, again another good young player with a huge future. I agree we need to sign players, but not at the expense of our team spirit and development of what is already a very exciting side with a great future. It is time clubs took a stand against greedy agents, players and other clubs looking to take advantage, otherwise more clubs will spiral into trouble like Pompey & Rangers have. Saints are hopefully that side that will take a stand... Deals need to be on our terms that suit our ethos, or the deal is not done. We don't want Premier League has beens or players that are only focused on money. But we can rest assured that NA & NC will make deals that are right for Saints, on terms that suit the Saints. They have proved this so far. randre
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5:04pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote: Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday!
now THAT'S good banter!
Couldn't agree more

however it would appear that we don't get posters from the other end of the M27 like this.

such is life.

I shall content myself with taking the whiny fishy bleatings and pointing out to them just how little they have to say.

they don't respond to me anyway
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Tallus . . . grab your shirt, you're on the bench Saturday![/p][/quote]now THAT'S good banter![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more however it would appear that we don't get posters from the other end of the M27 like this. such is life. I shall content myself with taking the whiny fishy bleatings and pointing out to them just how little they have to say. they don't respond to me anyway Stroppy_gramps
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5:05pm Wed 22 Aug 12

sarfhamton says...

Keep the faith or go and support Pompey!
Keep the faith or go and support Pompey! sarfhamton
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5:09pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

randre - we've done the spiral and the trouble and we're out the other side now. Or so I fervently believe.
randre - we've done the spiral and the trouble and we're out the other side now. Or so I fervently believe. Stroppy_gramps
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5:11pm Wed 22 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Ramirez won't come now ! He probably has a similar third party like buttner who we also should have and could have signed !! But no off he jogs to united typical, and we play that chump puncheon and guly up top neither of whom are good enough at this level and i hear Adkins saying how ambitious we are and talk of Europe not with this squad it needs strengthening and now !!! Else it's squeaky bum time every week praying for miracles
Ramirez won't come now ! He probably has a similar third party like buttner who we also should have and could have signed !! But no off he jogs to united typical, and we play that chump puncheon and guly up top neither of whom are good enough at this level and i hear Adkins saying how ambitious we are and talk of Europe not with this squad it needs strengthening and now !!! Else it's squeaky bum time every week praying for miracles lowe hater, cornwall
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5:11pm Wed 22 Aug 12

up saints says...

sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith or go and support Pompey!
well put
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Keep the faith or go and support Pompey![/p][/quote]well put up saints
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5:13pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

randre wrote:
steveyot wrote:
9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.
I don't think we need as many players as you say.... I think your faith in our squad is lacking somewhat!

I would love to see a Centre Back and a pacey / creative midfielder as well as a left back, but on our terms. However, I would hope that IF we do sign a left back it does not impede in the development and first team apprerances that Luke Shaw should gain. I believe this lad will become a superb player for us and I believe he is good enough to play in our first team.

I thought our midfield did OK against Man City, they could have hardly had a bigger test for the first game could they? I was impressed with JWP too, again another good young player with a huge future.

I agree we need to sign players, but not at the expense of our team spirit and development of what is already a very exciting side with a great future.

It is time clubs took a stand against greedy agents, players and other clubs looking to take advantage, otherwise more clubs will spiral into trouble like Pompey & Rangers have. Saints are hopefully that side that will take a stand... Deals need to be on our terms that suit our ethos, or the deal is not done. We don't want Premier League has beens or players that are only focused on money.

But we can rest assured that NA & NC will make deals that are right for Saints, on terms that suit the Saints. They have proved this so far.
Spot on Randre.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steveyot[/bold] wrote: 9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.[/p][/quote]I don't think we need as many players as you say.... I think your faith in our squad is lacking somewhat! I would love to see a Centre Back and a pacey / creative midfielder as well as a left back, but on our terms. However, I would hope that IF we do sign a left back it does not impede in the development and first team apprerances that Luke Shaw should gain. I believe this lad will become a superb player for us and I believe he is good enough to play in our first team. I thought our midfield did OK against Man City, they could have hardly had a bigger test for the first game could they? I was impressed with JWP too, again another good young player with a huge future. I agree we need to sign players, but not at the expense of our team spirit and development of what is already a very exciting side with a great future. It is time clubs took a stand against greedy agents, players and other clubs looking to take advantage, otherwise more clubs will spiral into trouble like Pompey & Rangers have. Saints are hopefully that side that will take a stand... Deals need to be on our terms that suit our ethos, or the deal is not done. We don't want Premier League has beens or players that are only focused on money. But we can rest assured that NA & NC will make deals that are right for Saints, on terms that suit the Saints. They have proved this so far.[/p][/quote]Spot on Randre. Strasbourg Saint
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5:13pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Alty Saint says...

alan.of.eastleigh wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote: The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.
I was about to post the same. Once again the Echo get their facts wrong. Also, it is the agent that is saying the deal is dead not Bologna (in whose court the ball currently lies). they will have to move quick though or they will miss out altogether - NC clearly has alternatives to chase.
The only way he will come is if Saints offer more up front or pay the whole lot up front which they will not do. Bologna are so skint that they have no money to buy a replacement so would rather keep the player and wiat for a better offer.
[quote][p][bold]alan.of.eastleigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.[/p][/quote]I was about to post the same. Once again the Echo get their facts wrong. Also, it is the agent that is saying the deal is dead not Bologna (in whose court the ball currently lies). they will have to move quick though or they will miss out altogether - NC clearly has alternatives to chase.[/p][/quote]The only way he will come is if Saints offer more up front or pay the whole lot up front which they will not do. Bologna are so skint that they have no money to buy a replacement so would rather keep the player and wiat for a better offer. Alty Saint
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5:14pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher says...

sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith or go and support Pompey!
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith and support Pompey!
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Keep the faith or go and support Pompey![/p][/quote]sarfhamton wrote: Keep the faith and support Pompey! Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher
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5:16pm Wed 22 Aug 12

randre says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
randre - we've done the spiral and the trouble and we're out the other side now. Or so I fervently believe.
Agreed, we are and we look in good shape. I believe we will sign a couple more players before the window closes and I think we are looking at some really exciting alent, which is great news...

It's a good time to be a Saint.... We will never forget what it was like to be on our backsides (so to say) but we have owners who have spent wisely and invested in a solid foundation for the future. If Pompey had done the same they may not be in the position they are today... What a shame ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: randre - we've done the spiral and the trouble and we're out the other side now. Or so I fervently believe.[/p][/quote]Agreed, we are and we look in good shape. I believe we will sign a couple more players before the window closes and I think we are looking at some really exciting alent, which is great news... It's a good time to be a Saint.... We will never forget what it was like to be on our backsides (so to say) but we have owners who have spent wisely and invested in a solid foundation for the future. If Pompey had done the same they may not be in the position they are today... What a shame ;0) randre
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5:25pm Wed 22 Aug 12

yellowcard says...

cant blame the echo as sky reported the same thing before they did
cant blame the echo as sky reported the same thing before they did yellowcard
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5:49pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher says...

12 million for a nobody lol
12 million for a nobody lol Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher
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5:52pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Confucious says...

costa gaz wrote:
SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu




t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report.
Every other football publication is reporting the same story.
They have not made anything up
What do you expect them to do?

Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.
Costa.............yo


u are falling into the very same trap of believing every little report from some obscure news agencies..........i do not have any inside information but i will only ever believe that a deal is completed or over when it is on the OS ..........because this is the only source of Saints information that is reliable...........t


he rest of the is he isn`t he saga is just pure speculation.
be patient my friend and it will all come out in the wash........along with at least a couple of signings before the close of the transfer window.
hope you are right stevie, but in my experience once a deal is announced as dead it normally is.
Shouldn't give up until they say the deal is no more, has ceased to be, expired, gone to its maker; is a late deal, bereft of life and a stiff, resting in peace, pushing up the daisies after joining the chior invisible ie an ex deal.

Or if one of the Eyeties says 'FINITO'.

And even then Don Cortese might send chief headhunter Luca Brazi to negotiate in the usual way.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]The agent has told calciomercatoweb.it. that the deal is off, the echo publish this report. Every other football publication is reporting the same story. They have not made anything up What do you expect them to do? Unless of course you have any other inside information, I'll continue to believe the agents official quotes.[/p][/quote]Costa.............yo u are falling into the very same trap of believing every little report from some obscure news agencies..........i do not have any inside information but i will only ever believe that a deal is completed or over when it is on the OS ..........because this is the only source of Saints information that is reliable...........t he rest of the is he isn`t he saga is just pure speculation. be patient my friend and it will all come out in the wash........along with at least a couple of signings before the close of the transfer window.[/p][/quote]hope you are right stevie, but in my experience once a deal is announced as dead it normally is.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't give up until they say the deal is no more, has ceased to be, expired, gone to its maker; is a late deal, bereft of life and a stiff, resting in peace, pushing up the daisies after joining the chior invisible ie an ex deal. Or if one of the Eyeties says 'FINITO'. And even then Don Cortese might send chief headhunter Luca Brazi to negotiate in the usual way. Confucious
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6:02pm Wed 22 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
12 million for a nobody lol
Better than 12p for 15 Job seekers!
[quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: 12 million for a nobody lol[/p][/quote]Better than 12p for 15 Job seekers! OSPREYSAINT
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6:12pm Wed 22 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Anyhow if this one is dead in the water, it will make the run up to the closing of the window just a wee bit exciting, I am sure we will pick up a couple of quality bargains before the curtains are drawn.
Anyhow if this one is dead in the water, it will make the run up to the closing of the window just a wee bit exciting, I am sure we will pick up a couple of quality bargains before the curtains are drawn. OSPREYSAINT
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6:29pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
12 million for a nobody lol
Better than 12p for 15 Job seekers!
Looks more like nothing for nobody at the moment, however also better than £10m for Jarvis. What the hell is that about!?!?!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: 12 million for a nobody lol[/p][/quote]Better than 12p for 15 Job seekers![/p][/quote]Looks more like nothing for nobody at the moment, however also better than £10m for Jarvis. What the hell is that about!?!?! St. Saint
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6:31pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
12 million for a nobody lol
We're offering £12mill for you???
[quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: 12 million for a nobody lol[/p][/quote]We're offering £12mill for you??? Baddesley Bill
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6:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
12 million for a nobody lol
spotty tw@t
[quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: 12 million for a nobody lol[/p][/quote]spotty tw@t likewatchingbrazil
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6:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

saint robbie says...

it will be a shame if it is off but i trust NC/NA with whoever the next targets are. So far we have signed 3 good young players and been close to getting ramirez and buttner (again quality young talent). It just goes to show that we really are building for the future.

The futures bright its RED AND WHITE (and a bit of grey)

On another note i think im right in believing that the pompey players are all currently only on a one month deal, i think we should sign the whole squad for free when they run out in september, it will be amusing watching them try to scramble another 20 free agents together. WHY - BECAUSE WE CAN - AND IT WOULD BE FUNNY.
it will be a shame if it is off but i trust NC/NA with whoever the next targets are. So far we have signed 3 good young players and been close to getting ramirez and buttner (again quality young talent). It just goes to show that we really are building for the future. The futures bright its RED AND WHITE (and a bit of grey) On another note i think im right in believing that the pompey players are all currently only on a one month deal, i think we should sign the whole squad for free when they run out in september, it will be amusing watching them try to scramble another 20 free agents together. WHY - BECAUSE WE CAN - AND IT WOULD BE FUNNY. saint robbie
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6:47pm Wed 22 Aug 12

st1halo says...

I dont understand why Pompey fans are on here. Ive heard them singing their song I KNOW I AM, IM SURE I AM IM POMPEY TILL JULY. But its August now ffs, time to be suporting Waterlooville. Asda are due to buy FP soon and will turn it into a superstore and once completed, for the first time in its history there will be more people at FP on saturday afternoon

coyr
I dont understand why Pompey fans are on here. Ive heard them singing their song I KNOW I AM, IM SURE I AM IM POMPEY TILL JULY. But its August now ffs, time to be suporting Waterlooville. Asda are due to buy FP soon and will turn it into a superstore and once completed, for the first time in its history there will be more people at FP on saturday afternoon coyr st1halo
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6:56pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Bazz4saints says...

Worrying that we are not up to scratch when it comes to transfer deals....Butland,Phi
lips looks increasingly unlikley, Buttner and now ramirez, we are just starting to look like a comic club outfit...
Worrying that we are not up to scratch when it comes to transfer deals....Butland,Phi lips looks increasingly unlikley, Buttner and now ramirez, we are just starting to look like a comic club outfit... Bazz4saints
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6:57pm Wed 22 Aug 12

oldsaintsfan says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Just to keep our near neighbours involved in the usual friendly banter.

Or rather I'm bored and feel like winding them up. As the Aussies say, "too easy".

If your football club were on ebay what would the opening bid be .. and what would the "buy it now price" be?

I only ask as I just found a pound coin in my suit trousers and I was thinking to myself should I buy a lottery ticket or maybe buy an ailing football team so I can use the pitch as an allotment.

I'll probably get the lottery tcket as I dont want to be rattling around with all that change left over.
I have no great problem with pompey - I have watched some quite god games at frtton park over the years. However, PFC has negative net worth (otherwise someone would have bought them by now). Be careful - a bid of £1 would get filled (assuming of course you are a credit worthy high net worth individual and prepared to pick up the liabilities)! The lottery ticket whilst not great value is a way better investment than PFC. They need an individual who wishes to turn a large fortune into a small fortune (at least in the short to medium term). I wish them luck.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Just to keep our near neighbours involved in the usual friendly banter. Or rather I'm bored and feel like winding them up. As the Aussies say, "too easy". If your football club were on ebay what would the opening bid be .. and what would the "buy it now price" be? I only ask as I just found a pound coin in my suit trousers and I was thinking to myself should I buy a lottery ticket or maybe buy an ailing football team so I can use the pitch as an allotment. I'll probably get the lottery tcket as I dont want to be rattling around with all that change left over.[/p][/quote]I have no great problem with pompey - I have watched some quite god games at frtton park over the years. However, PFC has negative net worth (otherwise someone would have bought them by now). Be careful - a bid of £1 would get filled (assuming of course you are a credit worthy high net worth individual and prepared to pick up the liabilities)! The lottery ticket whilst not great value is a way better investment than PFC. They need an individual who wishes to turn a large fortune into a small fortune (at least in the short to medium term). I wish them luck. oldsaintsfan
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7:00pm Wed 22 Aug 12

george chivers says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
randre wrote:
steveyot wrote:
9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.
I don't think we need as many players as you say.... I think your faith in our squad is lacking somewhat!

I would love to see a Centre Back and a pacey / creative midfielder as well as a left back, but on our terms. However, I would hope that IF we do sign a left back it does not impede in the development and first team apprerances that Luke Shaw should gain. I believe this lad will become a superb player for us and I believe he is good enough to play in our first team.

I thought our midfield did OK against Man City, they could have hardly had a bigger test for the first game could they? I was impressed with JWP too, again another good young player with a huge future.

I agree we need to sign players, but not at the expense of our team spirit and development of what is already a very exciting side with a great future.

It is time clubs took a stand against greedy agents, players and other clubs looking to take advantage, otherwise more clubs will spiral into trouble like Pompey & Rangers have. Saints are hopefully that side that will take a stand... Deals need to be on our terms that suit our ethos, or the deal is not done. We don't want Premier League has beens or players that are only focused on money.

But we can rest assured that NA & NC will make deals that are right for Saints, on terms that suit the Saints. They have proved this so far.
Spot on Randre.
In the preview on Sky before the City game they said Saints had a achieved two promotions on a net outlay of £3M in terms of transfers. A fantastic achievement.

It will be interesting to see what we finally spend this season and where we end up.

I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position.

And I'm still inclined to think we need 2 x CB's, 1 x LB and a quick wide man.

The higher we go the more chance we have of retaining our own young players for at least a few years. But sadly not forever. The rich clubs will always win in the end. Arsenal can no longer compete at the highest level when it comes to player retention.

And we can't retain our players when Arsenal knock on our door. Those are the facts of life in PL. Based on last year's table there are 6 Divisions in the PL and we are currently in Division 6. I think we need to end the season established at the top of Division 4 and move on up from there.

Here's to a home win on Saturday. And some signings asap, so we don't get stuck in Division 6 for too long. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steveyot[/bold] wrote: 9 days to go and still in need of a keeper, two centre backs, left back, creative midfieler and a pacy wide man. I am glad Nigel is confident of bringing in new faces as I am getting more and more twitchy as each deal collapses. It was a manful effort at City but they missed a hatful of sitters which could have embarrassed us. Speed of thought and pass must be much quicker, Morgan especially so, was turning slower than a juggernaut in comparison to others (Fellaini). Lambert and Sharp look up to the mark though and that bodes well.[/p][/quote]I don't think we need as many players as you say.... I think your faith in our squad is lacking somewhat! I would love to see a Centre Back and a pacey / creative midfielder as well as a left back, but on our terms. However, I would hope that IF we do sign a left back it does not impede in the development and first team apprerances that Luke Shaw should gain. I believe this lad will become a superb player for us and I believe he is good enough to play in our first team. I thought our midfield did OK against Man City, they could have hardly had a bigger test for the first game could they? I was impressed with JWP too, again another good young player with a huge future. I agree we need to sign players, but not at the expense of our team spirit and development of what is already a very exciting side with a great future. It is time clubs took a stand against greedy agents, players and other clubs looking to take advantage, otherwise more clubs will spiral into trouble like Pompey & Rangers have. Saints are hopefully that side that will take a stand... Deals need to be on our terms that suit our ethos, or the deal is not done. We don't want Premier League has beens or players that are only focused on money. But we can rest assured that NA & NC will make deals that are right for Saints, on terms that suit the Saints. They have proved this so far.[/p][/quote]Spot on Randre.[/p][/quote]In the preview on Sky before the City game they said Saints had a achieved two promotions on a net outlay of £3M in terms of transfers. A fantastic achievement. It will be interesting to see what we finally spend this season and where we end up. I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position. And I'm still inclined to think we need 2 x CB's, 1 x LB and a quick wide man. The higher we go the more chance we have of retaining our own young players for at least a few years. But sadly not forever. The rich clubs will always win in the end. Arsenal can no longer compete at the highest level when it comes to player retention. And we can't retain our players when Arsenal knock on our door. Those are the facts of life in PL. Based on last year's table there are 6 Divisions in the PL and we are currently in Division 6. I think we need to end the season established at the top of Division 4 and move on up from there. Here's to a home win on Saturday. And some signings asap, so we don't get stuck in Division 6 for too long. COYR george chivers
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7:03pm Wed 22 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bazz4saints wrote:
Worrying that we are not up to scratch when it comes to transfer deals....Butland,Phi

lips looks increasingly unlikley, Buttner and now ramirez, we are just starting to look like a comic club outfit...
I disagree, we look like a side with ambition, that won't be taken for suckers. the Buttner deal smells of double dealing and Bologna appear to be skint and can't get their act together, none of NCs doing.
[quote][p][bold]Bazz4saints[/bold] wrote: Worrying that we are not up to scratch when it comes to transfer deals....Butland,Phi lips looks increasingly unlikley, Buttner and now ramirez, we are just starting to look like a comic club outfit...[/p][/quote]I disagree, we look like a side with ambition, that won't be taken for suckers. the Buttner deal smells of double dealing and Bologna appear to be skint and can't get their act together, none of NCs doing. OSPREYSAINT
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7:06pm Wed 22 Aug 12

slugger says...

if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .
if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel . slugger
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7:13pm Wed 22 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

oldsaintsfan wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Just to keep our near neighbours involved in the usual friendly banter.

Or rather I'm bored and feel like winding them up. As the Aussies say, "too easy".

If your football club were on ebay what would the opening bid be .. and what would the "buy it now price" be?

I only ask as I just found a pound coin in my suit trousers and I was thinking to myself should I buy a lottery ticket or maybe buy an ailing football team so I can use the pitch as an allotment.

I'll probably get the lottery tcket as I dont want to be rattling around with all that change left over.
I have no great problem with pompey - I have watched some quite god games at frtton park over the years. However, PFC has negative net worth (otherwise someone would have bought them by now). Be careful - a bid of £1 would get filled (assuming of course you are a credit worthy high net worth individual and prepared to pick up the liabilities)! The lottery ticket whilst not great value is a way better investment than PFC. They need an individual who wishes to turn a large fortune into a small fortune (at least in the short to medium term). I wish them luck.
God games at Fratton Park? Another deity joke!
[quote][p][bold]oldsaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Just to keep our near neighbours involved in the usual friendly banter. Or rather I'm bored and feel like winding them up. As the Aussies say, "too easy". If your football club were on ebay what would the opening bid be .. and what would the "buy it now price" be? I only ask as I just found a pound coin in my suit trousers and I was thinking to myself should I buy a lottery ticket or maybe buy an ailing football team so I can use the pitch as an allotment. I'll probably get the lottery tcket as I dont want to be rattling around with all that change left over.[/p][/quote]I have no great problem with pompey - I have watched some quite god games at frtton park over the years. However, PFC has negative net worth (otherwise someone would have bought them by now). Be careful - a bid of £1 would get filled (assuming of course you are a credit worthy high net worth individual and prepared to pick up the liabilities)! The lottery ticket whilst not great value is a way better investment than PFC. They need an individual who wishes to turn a large fortune into a small fortune (at least in the short to medium term). I wish them luck.[/p][/quote]God games at Fratton Park? Another deity joke! OSPREYSAINT
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7:13pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Again a trio of finger pie I would not entertain any player deals like this!
Again a trio of finger pie I would not entertain any player deals like this! Fatty x Ford Worker
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7:17pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Bazz4saints wrote:
Worrying that we are not up to scratch when it comes to transfer deals....Butland,Phi

lips looks increasingly unlikley, Buttner and now ramirez, we are just starting to look like a comic club outfit...
Wrong....QPR are the comic club in the prem...can anyone really say that their ridiculous spending has been worthwhile? If their owners pulled out tomorrow...they would be fooked much like the rabble down the road.
[quote][p][bold]Bazz4saints[/bold] wrote: Worrying that we are not up to scratch when it comes to transfer deals....Butland,Phi lips looks increasingly unlikley, Buttner and now ramirez, we are just starting to look like a comic club outfit...[/p][/quote]Wrong....QPR are the comic club in the prem...can anyone really say that their ridiculous spending has been worthwhile? If their owners pulled out tomorrow...they would be fooked much like the rabble down the road. Baddesley Bill
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7:49pm Wed 22 Aug 12

City Saint says...

Looks like this was a smokescreen all the time while the real business has been on to sign a replacement for Danny Fox, who was found out by Man City and who will be a weakness for us this year. Killer from a dead all situation -- but at this level the ball moves too much for that kind of luxury.
Looks like this was a smokescreen all the time while the real business has been on to sign a replacement for Danny Fox, who was found out by Man City and who will be a weakness for us this year. Killer from a dead all situation -- but at this level the ball moves too much for that kind of luxury. City Saint
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7:50pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

slugger wrote:
if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .
'in our best interests'. That's the key.

The QPR, Reading and Spam owners all feel it's in their best interests to overspend. I wonder if their fans (or current playing staff) think so. Some Saints fans would have us go that way 'in our best interests'. I for one am glad we have NC and none of the spendmongers running our club.

In the end, the important balance is how to spend enough to achieve our aims whilst not wasting anything that should and could have been invested elsewhere. If we had paid £6m+ for Butland, whatever it was for the Celtic bloke and a whole lot more for Rhodes, it would not even be possible to consider someone like Ramirez.

Careful what you wish for 'in our best interests'.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .[/p][/quote]'in our best interests'. That's the key. The QPR, Reading and Spam owners all feel it's in their best interests to overspend. I wonder if their fans (or current playing staff) think so. Some Saints fans would have us go that way 'in our best interests'. I for one am glad we have NC and none of the spendmongers running our club. In the end, the important balance is how to spend enough to achieve our aims whilst not wasting anything that should and could have been invested elsewhere. If we had paid £6m+ for Butland, whatever it was for the Celtic bloke and a whole lot more for Rhodes, it would not even be possible to consider someone like Ramirez. Careful what you wish for 'in our best interests'. Strasbourg Saint
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8:13pm Wed 22 Aug 12

slugger says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .
'in our best interests'. That's the key.

The QPR, Reading and Spam owners all feel it's in their best interests to overspend. I wonder if their fans (or current playing staff) think so. Some Saints fans would have us go that way 'in our best interests'. I for one am glad we have NC and none of the spendmongers running our club.

In the end, the important balance is how to spend enough to achieve our aims whilst not wasting anything that should and could have been invested elsewhere. If we had paid £6m+ for Butland, whatever it was for the Celtic bloke and a whole lot more for Rhodes, it would not even be possible to consider someone like Ramirez.

Careful what you wish for 'in our best interests'.
it's obvious the player and his agent were happy withe th deal , bologna need more cash up front to get a replacement but nicola decided we could do better elsewhere ........ our budget isn't what some imagine , and he has to do the deals that are 100% right for the club .......... these " spend , spend , spend " posters just don't get it imo !
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .[/p][/quote]'in our best interests'. That's the key. The QPR, Reading and Spam owners all feel it's in their best interests to overspend. I wonder if their fans (or current playing staff) think so. Some Saints fans would have us go that way 'in our best interests'. I for one am glad we have NC and none of the spendmongers running our club. In the end, the important balance is how to spend enough to achieve our aims whilst not wasting anything that should and could have been invested elsewhere. If we had paid £6m+ for Butland, whatever it was for the Celtic bloke and a whole lot more for Rhodes, it would not even be possible to consider someone like Ramirez. Careful what you wish for 'in our best interests'.[/p][/quote]it's obvious the player and his agent were happy withe th deal , bologna need more cash up front to get a replacement but nicola decided we could do better elsewhere ........ our budget isn't what some imagine , and he has to do the deals that are 100% right for the club .......... these " spend , spend , spend " posters just don't get it imo ! slugger
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8:20pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

slugger wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .
'in our best interests'. That's the key.

The QPR, Reading and Spam owners all feel it's in their best interests to overspend. I wonder if their fans (or current playing staff) think so. Some Saints fans would have us go that way 'in our best interests'. I for one am glad we have NC and none of the spendmongers running our club.

In the end, the important balance is how to spend enough to achieve our aims whilst not wasting anything that should and could have been invested elsewhere. If we had paid £6m+ for Butland, whatever it was for the Celtic bloke and a whole lot more for Rhodes, it would not even be possible to consider someone like Ramirez.

Careful what you wish for 'in our best interests'.
it's obvious the player and his agent were happy withe th deal , bologna need more cash up front to get a replacement but nicola decided we could do better elsewhere ........ our budget isn't what some imagine , and he has to do the deals that are 100% right for the club .......... these " spend , spend , spend " posters just don't get it imo !
Absolutely right, Slugger.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .[/p][/quote]'in our best interests'. That's the key. The QPR, Reading and Spam owners all feel it's in their best interests to overspend. I wonder if their fans (or current playing staff) think so. Some Saints fans would have us go that way 'in our best interests'. I for one am glad we have NC and none of the spendmongers running our club. In the end, the important balance is how to spend enough to achieve our aims whilst not wasting anything that should and could have been invested elsewhere. If we had paid £6m+ for Butland, whatever it was for the Celtic bloke and a whole lot more for Rhodes, it would not even be possible to consider someone like Ramirez. Careful what you wish for 'in our best interests'.[/p][/quote]it's obvious the player and his agent were happy withe th deal , bologna need more cash up front to get a replacement but nicola decided we could do better elsewhere ........ our budget isn't what some imagine , and he has to do the deals that are 100% right for the club .......... these " spend , spend , spend " posters just don't get it imo ![/p][/quote]Absolutely right, Slugger. Strasbourg Saint
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8:23pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'! Strasbourg Saint
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8:38pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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8:45pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
.... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then![/p][/quote].... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield? Strasbourg Saint
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8:47pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Another nail in my fantasy football coffin :O(
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Another nail in my fantasy football coffin :O( Baddesley Bill
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8:51pm Wed 22 Aug 12

saintshorse101 says...

Blandford Saints wrote:
Severntrent wrote: Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame
??????
no shame? cheats? bidding for players we cant afford? you`re either talking about poopey or you`re a comedian!
lets look at it step by step then for the simpletons out there (poopey fans):
1. cheats- not paying bills,taxes,charitie
s so you pick players you otherwise could not afford, therefore gaining an unfair advantage over other teams.
2. bidding for players you cant afford- the list of players you could not afford is so long i dont know where to start. we can afford this player and more! you worry about your clubs finances let us worry about ours!
3. no shame- like your manager going round local businesses cap in hand asking for more money to get in more players you cant afford (see point 2), the same businesses that you have ripped of twice in recent years! next thing you will be taking monies out of charity boxes to pay for players, oh no wait done that twice aswell! and you call us despicable!
shame, a word with no meaning in poopey, so before you try to preach to us, a club that has paid its debts, think about what you are saying!
ps no one has forced you to come onto this site so if you dont like what you see/read then dont come! i promise you wont be missed.
[quote][p][bold]Blandford Saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Great news. Shouldn't be bidding for players you can't afford anyway. Despicable cheats have you no shame[/p][/quote]??????[/p][/quote]no shame? cheats? bidding for players we cant afford? you`re either talking about poopey or you`re a comedian! lets look at it step by step then for the simpletons out there (poopey fans): 1. cheats- not paying bills,taxes,charitie s so you pick players you otherwise could not afford, therefore gaining an unfair advantage over other teams. 2. bidding for players you cant afford- the list of players you could not afford is so long i dont know where to start. we can afford this player and more! you worry about your clubs finances let us worry about ours! 3. no shame- like your manager going round local businesses cap in hand asking for more money to get in more players you cant afford (see point 2), the same businesses that you have ripped of twice in recent years! next thing you will be taking monies out of charity boxes to pay for players, oh no wait done that twice aswell! and you call us despicable! shame, a word with no meaning in poopey, so before you try to preach to us, a club that has paid its debts, think about what you are saying! ps no one has forced you to come onto this site so if you dont like what you see/read then dont come! i promise you wont be missed. saintshorse101
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8:52pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
.... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?
Pygmies, the lot of 'em!

Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league.

Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then![/p][/quote].... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?[/p][/quote]Pygmies, the lot of 'em! Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league. Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere". Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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8:59pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
.... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?
Pygmies, the lot of 'em!

Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league.

Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".
You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then![/p][/quote].... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?[/p][/quote]Pygmies, the lot of 'em! Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league. Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".[/p][/quote]You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'. Strasbourg Saint
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9:03pm Wed 22 Aug 12

boondocksaint08 says...

SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu

t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
Excellent post and spot on. All of the moaning & groaning fans need to take all of this into consideration. Transfers aren't as simple as they're made out to be on FIFA I'm sure. And we have one brilliant chairman who certainly won't be bullied around or pay more than we should as some other chairmen would, so I have no worried that the deal will be either done or not done in the best interest in the football club. A month or two ago every Saints fan was te complete opposite when they saw the season ticket DVD and Nicolas's plans for the future. This is the exact same thing, we need to trust in him and not get all worked up about every single little bump in the road that comes with transfers that the Echo sees as "newsworthy". These things always happen, just sit back ad let it all play out.
[quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]Excellent post and spot on. All of the moaning & groaning fans need to take all of this into consideration. Transfers aren't as simple as they're made out to be on FIFA I'm sure. And we have one brilliant chairman who certainly won't be bullied around or pay more than we should as some other chairmen would, so I have no worried that the deal will be either done or not done in the best interest in the football club. A month or two ago every Saints fan was te complete opposite when they saw the season ticket DVD and Nicolas's plans for the future. This is the exact same thing, we need to trust in him and not get all worked up about every single little bump in the road that comes with transfers that the Echo sees as "newsworthy". These things always happen, just sit back ad let it all play out. boondocksaint08
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9:04pm Wed 22 Aug 12

SaintMark says...

slugger wrote:
if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .
What he said!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: if nicola dosen't think the deal is in our best interests then he wont do it ..... simple as that ! ......... nobody knows where we need to strengthen more than him and nigel .[/p][/quote]What he said! SaintMark
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9:06pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
.... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?
Pygmies, the lot of 'em!

Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league.

Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".
You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.
Sorry Strassie, I was just taking the Michael.

(I'm here all week).
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then![/p][/quote].... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?[/p][/quote]Pygmies, the lot of 'em! Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league. Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".[/p][/quote]You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.[/p][/quote]Sorry Strassie, I was just taking the Michael. (I'm here all week). Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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9:20pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
.... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?
Pygmies, the lot of 'em!

Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league.

Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".
You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.
Sorry Strassie, I was just taking the Michael.

(I'm here all week).
http://news.bbcimg.c
o.uk/media/images/59
555000/jpg/_59555143
_norris_gi.jpg
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then![/p][/quote].... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?[/p][/quote]Pygmies, the lot of 'em! Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league. Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".[/p][/quote]You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.[/p][/quote]Sorry Strassie, I was just taking the Michael. (I'm here all week).[/p][/quote]http://news.bbcimg.c o.uk/media/images/59 555000/jpg/_59555143 _norris_gi.jpg Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher
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9:22pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Tirau Dan says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'!
Better sack Di Matteo then!
.... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?
Pygmies, the lot of 'em!

Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league.

Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".
You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.
Sorry Strassie, I was just taking the Michael.

(I'm here all week).
recalling another Michael that took the Fialka out of us.

Anyone who believes an agent would ever get wind of sfc financial dealings is deluded. I'm glad Ramirez isn't coming his agent's mouth would need a stand of it's own.
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see Reading have taken the lead at the Bridge and gone top of the 'live table'![/p][/quote]Better sack Di Matteo then![/p][/quote].... and that Fergie bloke's clearly not up to the job, either...... and hasn't Rodgers had long enough to sort out the mess at Anfield?[/p][/quote]Pygmies, the lot of 'em! Give me Michael Appleton anyday - a history of success, at a major club with money in the bank, on a solid financial footing with a playing squad the envy of the league. Oh, & not forgetting "the bestest fans ever in the world ever, ever, ever anywhere".[/p][/quote]You had me nodding in total agreement all the way up to the the word 'Michael'.[/p][/quote]Sorry Strassie, I was just taking the Michael. (I'm here all week).[/p][/quote]recalling another Michael that took the Fialka out of us. Anyone who believes an agent would ever get wind of sfc financial dealings is deluded. I'm glad Ramirez isn't coming his agent's mouth would need a stand of it's own. Tirau Dan
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9:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Oh, the irony.

The one remaining Poopee fan trying to take the mick!

As an earlier poster said, bring 'em on - it's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel!

Easy, easy!

(They STILL just don't get it, do they?)

Who cares - sha la la la la la la la!
Oh, the irony. The one remaining Poopee fan trying to take the mick! As an earlier poster said, bring 'em on - it's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel! Easy, easy! (They STILL just don't get it, do they?) Who cares - sha la la la la la la la! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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9:41pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Oh, the irony.

The one remaining Poopee fan trying to take the mick!

As an earlier poster said, bring 'em on - it's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel!

Easy, easy!

(They STILL just don't get it, do they?)

Who cares - sha la la la la la la la!
Don't knock it, Rob, that picture is part of their glorious history ..... a history which shows that a debt-ridden club heading for the scrapheap was allowed to field a couple of loanees who made the difference; and they still think it was actually PFC who won that match!

I heard that Norris would give his right leg to rejoin Poopey. Trouble is, right now they're awash with players lacking in the right-leg department.
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: Oh, the irony. The one remaining Poopee fan trying to take the mick! As an earlier poster said, bring 'em on - it's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel! Easy, easy! (They STILL just don't get it, do they?) Who cares - sha la la la la la la la![/p][/quote]Don't knock it, Rob, that picture is part of their glorious history ..... a history which shows that a debt-ridden club heading for the scrapheap was allowed to field a couple of loanees who made the difference; and they still think it was actually PFC who won that match! I heard that Norris would give his right leg to rejoin Poopey. Trouble is, right now they're awash with players lacking in the right-leg department. Strasbourg Saint
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9:56pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010 Baddesley Bill
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10:00pm Wed 22 Aug 12

squirrel1302 says...

insane saint wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Severntrent wrote:
insane saint wrote:
money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player
How is being immediately relegated and repeatedly booed by your own 'fans' at home games a great move for the player? enlighten me
For God's sake, don't respond to this tripe.
white bait and the rest of them no full response needed to it apart from FOAD
FOAD?? Fall over a duck is the only thing that came to mind when I read that?? :L
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: money grabbing club stands in the way of a great move for the player[/p][/quote]How is being immediately relegated and repeatedly booed by your own 'fans' at home games a great move for the player? enlighten me[/p][/quote]For God's sake, don't respond to this tripe.[/p][/quote]white bait and the rest of them no full response needed to it apart from FOAD[/p][/quote]FOAD?? Fall over a duck is the only thing that came to mind when I read that?? :L squirrel1302
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10:01pm Wed 22 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith or go and support Pompey!
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith and support Pompey!
please keep the faith we dont want any of you !
[quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Keep the faith or go and support Pompey![/p][/quote]sarfhamton wrote: Keep the faith and support Pompey![/p][/quote]please keep the faith we dont want any of you ! bluewhiteandred
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10:03pm Wed 22 Aug 12

slugger says...

rumour has it that the deal is not dead ..... nicola has given bologna 24 hrs or forget it !
rumour has it that the deal is not dead ..... nicola has given bologna 24 hrs or forget it ! slugger
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10:06pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Warsash patriot says...

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith or go and support Pompey!
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith and support Pompey!
I feel sick at the thought, I would rather eat my own boils
[quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Keep the faith or go and support Pompey![/p][/quote]sarfhamton wrote: Keep the faith and support Pompey![/p][/quote]I feel sick at the thought, I would rather eat my own boils Warsash patriot
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10:08pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Warsash patriot says...

slugger wrote:
rumour has it that the deal is not dead ..... nicola has given bologna 24 hrs or forget it !
then it is dead let us in the short time we have left of the transfer window and move on
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: rumour has it that the deal is not dead ..... nicola has given bologna 24 hrs or forget it ![/p][/quote]then it is dead let us in the short time we have left of the transfer window and move on Warsash patriot
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10:08pm Wed 22 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey.
ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010[/p][/quote]Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey. ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things. bluewhiteandred
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10:09pm Wed 22 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

slugger wrote:
rumour has it that the deal is not dead ..... nicola has given bologna 24 hrs or forget it !
somebody better phone this bloke rumour a bit smartish then.and while their at it they can call an interpreter
redwhiteinbred is back aaaahhhh!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: rumour has it that the deal is not dead ..... nicola has given bologna 24 hrs or forget it ![/p][/quote]somebody better phone this bloke rumour a bit smartish then.and while their at it they can call an interpreter redwhiteinbred is back aaaahhhh!!!!! angus mc coatup
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10:17pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Warsash patriot says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey.
ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.
What pray tell do you class as history a smelly fish ridden town, who the locals trash, a shed of a so called football ground, a small following of knuckle floor dragging inbreds and women who look like charlton heston or worse harry redknapp
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010[/p][/quote]Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey. ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.[/p][/quote]What pray tell do you class as history a smelly fish ridden town, who the locals trash, a shed of a so called football ground, a small following of knuckle floor dragging inbreds and women who look like charlton heston or worse harry redknapp Warsash patriot
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10:18pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey.
ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.
Good to have you on Blue....so...remind me... who exactly is your owner now? :O)
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010[/p][/quote]Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey. ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.[/p][/quote]Good to have you on Blue....so...remind me... who exactly is your owner now? :O) Baddesley Bill
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10:19pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey.
ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.
Hence why he stated he wants to join Southampton
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010[/p][/quote]Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey. ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.[/p][/quote]Hence why he stated he wants to join Southampton St. Saint
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10:22pm Wed 22 Aug 12

slugger says...

skates are history (they bang on about it often enough) ..... ignore the low life , they don't deserve our responses !
skates are history (they bang on about it often enough) ..... ignore the low life , they don't deserve our responses ! slugger
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10:22pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

Warsash patriot wrote:
Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith or go and support Pompey!
sarfhamton wrote:
Keep the faith and support Pompey!
I feel sick at the thought, I would rather eat my own boils
Isn't it a given that anyone who supports Pompey has kept the faith, otherwise you would have no fans, rather than 50
[quote][p][bold]Warsash patriot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Keep the faith or go and support Pompey![/p][/quote]sarfhamton wrote: Keep the faith and support Pompey![/p][/quote]I feel sick at the thought, I would rather eat my own boils[/p][/quote]Isn't it a given that anyone who supports Pompey has kept the faith, otherwise you would have no fans, rather than 50 St. Saint
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10:27pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Oldfan says...

Context - Adebayor £5m.
Context - Adebayor £5m. Oldfan
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10:32pm Wed 22 Aug 12

slugger says...

Oldfan wrote:
Context - Adebayor £5m.
but man city still paying a % of his wages as part of the deal ............ don't sound right .
[quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: Context - Adebayor £5m.[/p][/quote]but man city still paying a % of his wages as part of the deal ............ don't sound right . slugger
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10:35pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Warsash patriot says...

August 31 looming no marquee signings its going to be a close call this season, keep the faith and to our skunty pout trout fish fiddlers along the smelly end of the M27 enjoy the super rich saints in the PREMIERSHIP and whats left of your infamous debt ridden club
August 31 looming no marquee signings its going to be a close call this season, keep the faith and to our skunty pout trout fish fiddlers along the smelly end of the M27 enjoy the super rich saints in the PREMIERSHIP and whats left of your infamous debt ridden club Warsash patriot
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10:37pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things. Rising_Son
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10:38pm Wed 22 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

slugger wrote:
skates are history (they bang on about it often enough) ..... ignore the low life , they don't deserve our responses !
you're right slugger of course but this lot are so dopey it's hard not to take the plss.I'm sure that tw@t bluewhiteinbred
is speaking esperanto or something.
fish in a barrel is about right.

skunts
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: skates are history (they bang on about it often enough) ..... ignore the low life , they don't deserve our responses ![/p][/quote]you're right slugger of course but this lot are so dopey it's hard not to take the plss.I'm sure that tw@t bluewhiteinbred is speaking esperanto or something. fish in a barrel is about right. skunts angus mc coatup
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10:44pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

slugger wrote:
Oldfan wrote:
Context - Adebayor £5m.
but man city still paying a % of his wages as part of the deal ............ don't sound right .
Doesn't sound right? It sounds like Adebayor is much brighter than anyone gives him credit for. He mugged off some very rich oil tycoons and screwed over their plan slightly. Good for him.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldfan[/bold] wrote: Context - Adebayor £5m.[/p][/quote]but man city still paying a % of his wages as part of the deal ............ don't sound right .[/p][/quote]Doesn't sound right? It sounds like Adebayor is much brighter than anyone gives him credit for. He mugged off some very rich oil tycoons and screwed over their plan slightly. Good for him. St. Saint
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10:45pm Wed 22 Aug 12

perry taine says...

Ramirez deal not dead, Spurs wouldn't pay the fee, no bid from Liverpool ,bologna desperate for cash !!
Watch this space !!
Ramirez deal not dead, Spurs wouldn't pay the fee, no bid from Liverpool ,bologna desperate for cash !! Watch this space !! perry taine
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10:46pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
We have facilities better than most in Europe, and prospects too. Makes sense players want to sign and clubs think they can take advantage.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: "I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.[/p][/quote]We have facilities better than most in Europe, and prospects too. Makes sense players want to sign and clubs think they can take advantage. St. Saint
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10:46pm Wed 22 Aug 12

St. Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
We have facilities better than most in Europe, and prospects too. Makes sense players want to sign and clubs think they can take advantage.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: "I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.[/p][/quote]We have facilities better than most in Europe, and prospects too. Makes sense players want to sign and clubs think they can take advantage. St. Saint
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11:08pm Wed 22 Aug 12

upwherewebelong says...

Basically i've now resigned myself that we will fail to bring anyone else in as I don't think we are as focused about who we want and what positions as other clubs are. To still be looking with only 7 days until the window closes is in my opinion ridiculous. NA & NC in my view should have sorted this out way before now. Yes we don't want the wrong players which QPR may have bought due to them signing another 4-5 this week but some focus committment and brain power would be useful.

Whether it is the clubs fault or not and whether fact or fiction to fail with

Buttner
Phillips
Ramirez
etc etc shows a lack of focus in my opinion NA & NC have earnt my trust but it does have limits and the lack of deals completed this week worries me. It's now Thursday when the focus should switch to Wigan so it's unlikely anything will happen then BH Monday which leaves 3 days. NOT GOOD SAINTS come on sort yourselves out
Basically i've now resigned myself that we will fail to bring anyone else in as I don't think we are as focused about who we want and what positions as other clubs are. To still be looking with only 7 days until the window closes is in my opinion ridiculous. NA & NC in my view should have sorted this out way before now. Yes we don't want the wrong players which QPR may have bought due to them signing another 4-5 this week but some focus committment and brain power would be useful. Whether it is the clubs fault or not and whether fact or fiction to fail with Buttner Phillips Ramirez etc etc shows a lack of focus in my opinion NA & NC have earnt my trust but it does have limits and the lack of deals completed this week worries me. It's now Thursday when the focus should switch to Wigan so it's unlikely anything will happen then BH Monday which leaves 3 days. NOT GOOD SAINTS come on sort yourselves out upwherewebelong
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11:14pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
Basically i've now resigned myself that we will fail to bring anyone else in as I don't think we are as focused about who we want and what positions as other clubs are. To still be looking with only 7 days until the window closes is in my opinion ridiculous. NA & NC in my view should have sorted this out way before now. Yes we don't want the wrong players which QPR may have bought due to them signing another 4-5 this week but some focus committment and brain power would be useful.

Whether it is the clubs fault or not and whether fact or fiction to fail with

Buttner
Phillips
Ramirez
etc etc shows a lack of focus in my opinion NA & NC have earnt my trust but it does have limits and the lack of deals completed this week worries me. It's now Thursday when the focus should switch to Wigan so it's unlikely anything will happen then BH Monday which leaves 3 days. NOT GOOD SAINTS come on sort yourselves out
Have some faith...they need to sell high...we want to buy low...as the deadline closes, deals will be done...you can count on it.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: Basically i've now resigned myself that we will fail to bring anyone else in as I don't think we are as focused about who we want and what positions as other clubs are. To still be looking with only 7 days until the window closes is in my opinion ridiculous. NA & NC in my view should have sorted this out way before now. Yes we don't want the wrong players which QPR may have bought due to them signing another 4-5 this week but some focus committment and brain power would be useful. Whether it is the clubs fault or not and whether fact or fiction to fail with Buttner Phillips Ramirez etc etc shows a lack of focus in my opinion NA & NC have earnt my trust but it does have limits and the lack of deals completed this week worries me. It's now Thursday when the focus should switch to Wigan so it's unlikely anything will happen then BH Monday which leaves 3 days. NOT GOOD SAINTS come on sort yourselves out[/p][/quote]Have some faith...they need to sell high...we want to buy low...as the deadline closes, deals will be done...you can count on it. Baddesley Bill
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11:40pm Wed 22 Aug 12

randre says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey.
ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.
Good to have you on Blue....so...remind me... who exactly is your owner now? :O)
Like :0)
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010[/p][/quote]Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey. ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.[/p][/quote]Good to have you on Blue....so...remind me... who exactly is your owner now? :O)[/p][/quote]Like :0) randre
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11:44pm Wed 22 Aug 12

RedArmy1 says...

One of the main challenges in the Premiership is keeping a lead and not conceding for the 90 minutes.

Jose Fonte was once again behind the pace (trying to claim offside) for the goal at City ......

WE WILL FIGHT SATURDAY TO SMASH WIGAN.

RED ARMY. WIN.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
One of the main challenges in the Premiership is keeping a lead and not conceding for the 90 minutes. Jose Fonte was once again behind the pace (trying to claim offside) for the goal at City ...... WE WILL FIGHT SATURDAY TO SMASH WIGAN. RED ARMY. WIN. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON RedArmy1
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11:49pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club.



Hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha
nahahahaha


Skunts!
You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club. Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha nahahahaha Skunts! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:58pm Wed 22 Aug 12

randre says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
Basically i've now resigned myself that we will fail to bring anyone else in as I don't think we are as focused about who we want and what positions as other clubs are. To still be looking with only 7 days until the window closes is in my opinion ridiculous. NA & NC in my view should have sorted this out way before now. Yes we don't want the wrong players which QPR may have bought due to them signing another 4-5 this week but some focus committment and brain power would be useful.

Whether it is the clubs fault or not and whether fact or fiction to fail with

Buttner
Phillips
Ramirez
etc etc shows a lack of focus in my opinion NA & NC have earnt my trust but it does have limits and the lack of deals completed this week worries me. It's now Thursday when the focus should switch to Wigan so it's unlikely anything will happen then BH Monday which leaves 3 days. NOT GOOD SAINTS come on sort yourselves out
It has been a notoriously slow window for quality signings so far for most clubs, apart from qpr who must have a policy of buying anyone to stack up the numbers!

We have signed 4 good quality players do far and whilst we do need more strength I am confident that NA & NC are looking at the right types of player, which would excite us and add quality to what is already a talented squad of players with some superb youngsters coming through. But I am also confident that such players will be signed on our terms or not at all, that is how it should be.

If you look at many PL clubs they have all been subjected to various deals that never went through, this happens often in football, it is just that in the premiership the rumours of deals and details are circulated more heavily. Whilst this feeds our appetite for transfer hearsay we need to take everything with a pinch if salt until the club announces it.

Keep the faith, traditionally the last few days of the window is always the busiest. Also deals still happen at weekends and bank holidays.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: Basically i've now resigned myself that we will fail to bring anyone else in as I don't think we are as focused about who we want and what positions as other clubs are. To still be looking with only 7 days until the window closes is in my opinion ridiculous. NA & NC in my view should have sorted this out way before now. Yes we don't want the wrong players which QPR may have bought due to them signing another 4-5 this week but some focus committment and brain power would be useful. Whether it is the clubs fault or not and whether fact or fiction to fail with Buttner Phillips Ramirez etc etc shows a lack of focus in my opinion NA & NC have earnt my trust but it does have limits and the lack of deals completed this week worries me. It's now Thursday when the focus should switch to Wigan so it's unlikely anything will happen then BH Monday which leaves 3 days. NOT GOOD SAINTS come on sort yourselves out[/p][/quote]It has been a notoriously slow window for quality signings so far for most clubs, apart from qpr who must have a policy of buying anyone to stack up the numbers! We have signed 4 good quality players do far and whilst we do need more strength I am confident that NA & NC are looking at the right types of player, which would excite us and add quality to what is already a talented squad of players with some superb youngsters coming through. But I am also confident that such players will be signed on our terms or not at all, that is how it should be. If you look at many PL clubs they have all been subjected to various deals that never went through, this happens often in football, it is just that in the premiership the rumours of deals and details are circulated more heavily. Whilst this feeds our appetite for transfer hearsay we need to take everything with a pinch if salt until the club announces it. Keep the faith, traditionally the last few days of the window is always the busiest. Also deals still happen at weekends and bank holidays. randre
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12:02am Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club.



Hahahahahahahahahaha

hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha

hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha

nahahahaha


Skunts!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them..

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club. Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha nahahahaha Skunts![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them.. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Brilliant! randre
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12:08am Thu 23 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

randre wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club.



Hahahahahahahahahaha


hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha


hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha


nahahahaha


Skunts!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them..

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Brilliant!
The dream of pillage and plunder and relegation under Channers followed by starvation and relegation under the PST followed by liquidisation is back on!



Skunts
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club. Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha nahahahaha Skunts![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them.. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Brilliant![/p][/quote]The dream of pillage and plunder and relegation under Channers followed by starvation and relegation under the PST followed by liquidisation is back on! Skunts Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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12:12am Thu 23 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

randre wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club.



Hahahahahahahahahaha


hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha


hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha


nahahahaha


Skunts!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them..

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Brilliant!
he's gonna start asset stripping as soon as he gets in.
should gross him about twenty quid.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club. Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha nahahahaha Skunts![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them.. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Brilliant![/p][/quote]he's gonna start asset stripping as soon as he gets in. should gross him about twenty quid. angus mc coatup
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12:14am Thu 23 Aug 12

boilerman says...

I know its off topic but he Arsenal tickets go on sale today.
Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season.
The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U.
As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game.
I doubt I am the only person who feels this way.
I know its off topic but he Arsenal tickets go on sale today. Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season. The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U. As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game. I doubt I am the only person who feels this way. boilerman
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12:17am Thu 23 Aug 12

boilerman says...

I know its off topic but the Arsenal tickets go on sale today.
Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season.
The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U.
As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last season, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game.
I doubt I am the only person who feels this way.
I know its off topic but the Arsenal tickets go on sale today. Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season. The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U. As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last season, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game. I doubt I am the only person who feels this way. boilerman
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12:24am Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
randre wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club.



Hahahahahahahahahaha



hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha



hahahahaha
Hahahahahahahahahaha



nahahahaha


Skunts!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them..

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Brilliant!
The dream of pillage and plunder and relegation under Channers followed by starvation and relegation under the PST followed by liquidisation is back on!



Skunts
It's going to be fantastic.

It's good to the the fit and proper persons test is working well.. Or do they not apply it to Pompey owners.

Ha ha ha, amazing, you couldn't make up this storyline in a million years.

Does anyone remember Dream Team (the footy soap) used to be on Sky 1. I thought that was far fetched, but they could have learned a thing or two from the Portsmouth saga.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: You think it can't get better then sky sports news announces Chainrai is back to buy the club. Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahaha nahahahaha Skunts![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Oh how funny is this soap opera getting? I hope he buys them.. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Brilliant![/p][/quote]The dream of pillage and plunder and relegation under Channers followed by starvation and relegation under the PST followed by liquidisation is back on! Skunts[/p][/quote]It's going to be fantastic. It's good to the the fit and proper persons test is working well.. Or do they not apply it to Pompey owners. Ha ha ha, amazing, you couldn't make up this storyline in a million years. Does anyone remember Dream Team (the footy soap) used to be on Sky 1. I thought that was far fetched, but they could have learned a thing or two from the Portsmouth saga. randre
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6:28am Thu 23 Aug 12

Oldfan says...

Last week end saw strengths and weaknesses (the most worrying was that goals were conceeded far too easily) in an excellent team performance. This week end we will learn a lot more and it will dertermine if we have to go to the transfer market in panic or not. We will need to strengthen the squad and in fairness NA recognises this. But paying over the top - no way.
Last week end saw strengths and weaknesses (the most worrying was that goals were conceeded far too easily) in an excellent team performance. This week end we will learn a lot more and it will dertermine if we have to go to the transfer market in panic or not. We will need to strengthen the squad and in fairness NA recognises this. But paying over the top - no way. Oldfan
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7:07am Thu 23 Aug 12

Tirau Dan says...

boilerman wrote:
I know its off topic but the Arsenal tickets go on sale today.
Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season.
The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U.
As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last season, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game.
I doubt I am the only person who feels this way.
From down under I obvious can't go and realise lots of ppls can't afford to go to away games but I must express deep admiration for our many away fans who do go. I adore stories of stops and antics along the way, love the yarns of encounters with friendly and not so friendly opposition. Most of all tales of Parents with car loads of singing kids who drive miles and how the kids sleep all the way home. Dramas unfolding as vehicles break down, map reading fails, beers go flat and of The Saints Team bus pulling into service stops and signing autographs... All this should be in an annual book of memories put out by the club. I do hope someone at SMS gets to hear of your post and can do something to better the system..
Good luck... and fair travels to you and all our illustrious wonderful Saints Fans.... COYR
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: I know its off topic but the Arsenal tickets go on sale today. Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season. The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U. As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last season, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game. I doubt I am the only person who feels this way.[/p][/quote]From down under I obvious can't go and realise lots of ppls can't afford to go to away games but I must express deep admiration for our many away fans who do go. I adore stories of stops and antics along the way, love the yarns of encounters with friendly and not so friendly opposition. Most of all tales of Parents with car loads of singing kids who drive miles and how the kids sleep all the way home. Dramas unfolding as vehicles break down, map reading fails, beers go flat and of The Saints Team bus pulling into service stops and signing autographs... All this should be in an annual book of memories put out by the club. I do hope someone at SMS gets to hear of your post and can do something to better the system.. Good luck... and fair travels to you and all our illustrious wonderful Saints Fans.... COYR Tirau Dan
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7:16am Thu 23 Aug 12

batesieboy says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
One of the main challenges in the Premiership is keeping a lead and not conceding for the 90 minutes.

Jose Fonte was once again behind the pace (trying to claim offside) for the goal at City ......

WE WILL FIGHT SATURDAY TO SMASH WIGAN.

RED ARMY. WIN.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
The first goal WAS off-side as TV replays showed. It was the ref's assistant who was off the pace!!
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: One of the main challenges in the Premiership is keeping a lead and not conceding for the 90 minutes. Jose Fonte was once again behind the pace (trying to claim offside) for the goal at City ...... WE WILL FIGHT SATURDAY TO SMASH WIGAN. RED ARMY. WIN. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON[/p][/quote]The first goal WAS off-side as TV replays showed. It was the ref's assistant who was off the pace!! batesieboy
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7:39am Thu 23 Aug 12

Quayside03 says...

Good that Cortese has integrity and doesn't get pushed around - perhaps we can focus on the defence instead!
Good that Cortese has integrity and doesn't get pushed around - perhaps we can focus on the defence instead! Quayside03
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7:57am Thu 23 Aug 12

St.Yorkie says...

For all those worrying about more transfers in - I'm sure Ramirez is not the only person we are in talks about.
For weeks now Adkins has been saying "lots going on behind the scenes" so don't be surprised all those calling out for a CB we suddenly announce one.
Ramirez is out there to distract the media - and his agent is doing an excellent job fuelling the fire.
As for today - who knows...I certainly know sweet nothing about anything on the transfer front. So sit tight 8-days to go - then we can wait until January.
I don't think NC is holding back to see if Adkins can cut the mustard before signing more players - I genuinely think he's looking for value and not being held to ransom for anyone.
Bright lights shining over St.Mary's - I wonder if Ramirez is coming?
Awaiting announcements of a press conference - sightings of players at Southampton Airport - or a taxi driver saying he's just dropped player X at Staplewood...who will it be first?
For all those worrying about more transfers in - I'm sure Ramirez is not the only person we are in talks about. For weeks now Adkins has been saying "lots going on behind the scenes" so don't be surprised all those calling out for a CB we suddenly announce one. Ramirez is out there to distract the media - and his agent is doing an excellent job fuelling the fire. As for today - who knows...I certainly know sweet nothing about anything on the transfer front. So sit tight 8-days to go - then we can wait until January. I don't think NC is holding back to see if Adkins can cut the mustard before signing more players - I genuinely think he's looking for value and not being held to ransom for anyone. Bright lights shining over St.Mary's - I wonder if Ramirez is coming? Awaiting announcements of a press conference - sightings of players at Southampton Airport - or a taxi driver saying he's just dropped player X at Staplewood...who will it be first? St.Yorkie
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9:08am Thu 23 Aug 12

Cheapshot says...

boondocksaint08 wrote:
SAINTStevie61163 wrote:
Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies???

you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts.
1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies.
2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause.
3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again.
4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan.
this stalls the deal again.
NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to.

you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down.

what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them.
Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu


t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this.

the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.
Excellent post and spot on. All of the moaning & groaning fans need to take all of this into consideration. Transfers aren't as simple as they're made out to be on FIFA I'm sure. And we have one brilliant chairman who certainly won't be bullied around or pay more than we should as some other chairmen would, so I have no worried that the deal will be either done or not done in the best interest in the football club. A month or two ago every Saints fan was te complete opposite when they saw the season ticket DVD and Nicolas's plans for the future. This is the exact same thing, we need to trust in him and not get all worked up about every single little bump in the road that comes with transfers that the Echo sees as "newsworthy". These things always happen, just sit back ad let it all play out.
Two great posts here! Well said.
[quote][p][bold]boondocksaint08[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAINTStevie61163[/bold] wrote: Echo, Echo, Echo.........why do you let yourself fall into the same trap as all the other useless news agencies??? you will find that this deal is not off by any means. this is a case of NC playing hardball with Bologna because they keep moving the goalposts. these are the facts. 1. Saints agree a fee with Bologna who get upset because the player himself leaks it to the news agencies. 2. they then try to re-negotiate because they do not like the fact that Gastons original club has a 30% sell on clause. 3. NC renogoiates the size of the transfer fee but is unwilling to me Bologna`s terms i.e pay 66% upfront with the remaining 34% within 12 months. this stalls the deal again. 4. Bologna then try to negotiate a loan through their own bank to coincide with NC`s repayment plan. this stalls the deal again. NC put a time limit on the deal which Bologna have not yet submitted to. you will find that as time progresses and with the current state of the Italian finances as a whole that Bologna can not afford to turn this type of money down. what NC has done is put Saints in the driving seat and said these are our terms take them or leave them. Bologna have decided to leave them, in my opinion to again drive the price up by getting another party involved i.e Spurs or Liverpool.........bu t they cannot afford to stall too long or NC will justifyably walk away from this. the point that i am trying to make is rather then report on every little twist and turn in any deal why dont we all wait until the deal is confirmed ......either by the OS anouncing the signing....... or another clubs OS anouncing they have signed him........... or the transfer window closing.[/p][/quote]Excellent post and spot on. All of the moaning & groaning fans need to take all of this into consideration. Transfers aren't as simple as they're made out to be on FIFA I'm sure. And we have one brilliant chairman who certainly won't be bullied around or pay more than we should as some other chairmen would, so I have no worried that the deal will be either done or not done in the best interest in the football club. A month or two ago every Saints fan was te complete opposite when they saw the season ticket DVD and Nicolas's plans for the future. This is the exact same thing, we need to trust in him and not get all worked up about every single little bump in the road that comes with transfers that the Echo sees as "newsworthy". These things always happen, just sit back ad let it all play out.[/p][/quote]Two great posts here! Well said. Cheapshot
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9:10am Thu 23 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Where have all the skunts gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the skunts gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the skunts gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Where have all the skunts gone? Long time passing Where have all the skunts gone? Long time ago Where have all the skunts gone? Gone to graveyards every one When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Sha la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la la Sha la la la la la la la Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:21am Thu 23 Aug 12

bigfella777 says...

So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.
So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in. bigfella777
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9:27am Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

bigfella777 wrote:
So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.
But the problem appears not to be the players, but owners, who won't let them go.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.[/p][/quote]But the problem appears not to be the players, but owners, who won't let them go. Rising_Son
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9:28am Thu 23 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

bigfella777 wrote:
So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.
skunt
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.[/p][/quote]skunt Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:40am Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Pardew is managing Newcastle a club in europe a bit different to ourselves at present. I've been very happy with transfers so far and just add CB, LB and RW and will be delighted. I don't think you can slate SFC too much for the Ramirez and Buttner deals seems like the outcome was out of our hands anyway. Saturdays game will be a huge marker on how this season will go though in my opinion
Pardew is managing Newcastle a club in europe a bit different to ourselves at present. I've been very happy with transfers so far and just add CB, LB and RW and will be delighted. I don't think you can slate SFC too much for the Ramirez and Buttner deals seems like the outcome was out of our hands anyway. Saturdays game will be a huge marker on how this season will go though in my opinion SO50 Saint
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9:48am Thu 23 Aug 12

JohnItaly says...

Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.
Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water. JohnItaly
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9:51am Thu 23 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Dear oh dear.

calm down my pretties, there's no need to panic. The transfer window is still open, Not signing Ramirez (and dont forget its not dead just yet) does not mean we will automatically go back down. The game against City proved that we have what it takes to take the top flight teams all the way in a match.
Just because the transfer window is open, it doesn't mean that Saint HAVE to sign anyone. we've got a great squad of players, some areas need bolstering, but on the whole we are in a great position.

In the industry I work in, we have a saying: 'You aren't on the job until you're on site first morning with a cup of tea and a bacon roll in your hand'
Same is true of the transfer window - there's so much speculation and story-filling that it's really impossible to know whats happening until the player is at your stadium, holding your shirt.

Saints policy of not talking about signings means that they could be talking to umpteen different players behind the scenes, in negotiations, finalising details and no one will know any better. In fact can anyone truly say with confidence how many players Saints have spoken to? How many deals have fallen through for whatever reason?
Just calm down, relish the fact that we are back where we belong and let the team do their job.
Dear oh dear. calm down my pretties, there's no need to panic. The transfer window is still open, Not signing Ramirez (and dont forget its not dead just yet) does not mean we will automatically go back down. The game against City proved that we have what it takes to take the top flight teams all the way in a match. Just because the transfer window is open, it doesn't mean that Saint HAVE to sign anyone. we've got a great squad of players, some areas need bolstering, but on the whole we are in a great position. In the industry I work in, we have a saying: 'You aren't on the job until you're on site first morning with a cup of tea and a bacon roll in your hand' Same is true of the transfer window - there's so much speculation and story-filling that it's really impossible to know whats happening until the player is at your stadium, holding your shirt. Saints policy of not talking about signings means that they could be talking to umpteen different players behind the scenes, in negotiations, finalising details and no one will know any better. In fact can anyone truly say with confidence how many players Saints have spoken to? How many deals have fallen through for whatever reason? Just calm down, relish the fact that we are back where we belong and let the team do their job. Stroppy_gramps
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9:54am Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.
Thinking too much, I reckon.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.[/p][/quote]Thinking too much, I reckon. Rising_Son
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10:07am Thu 23 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

bigfella777 wrote:
So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.
So let's just look at this one:

You appear to feel that the current manager is not up to the job.

That would be the bloke who oversaw back to back promotions, gave our great club the stability it so desperately needed and got us back into winning ways.

Quite clearly, you sir, are a troll. And not a very good one.
that's ok because I can work out your motivation - jealousy.

It's ok to be jealous of this great club's success. In fact one could almost take your abuse as a complement because quite clearly you cannot handle the idea of the club you hate succeeding. I'm going to guess that your are from the other end of the M27 since that is where most of the abuse comes from these days.

I advise you to spend your energy saving your club rather than waste it on this website where your comments are treated with the contempt they deserve.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.[/p][/quote]So let's just look at this one: You appear to feel that the current manager is not up to the job. That would be the bloke who oversaw back to back promotions, gave our great club the stability it so desperately needed and got us back into winning ways. Quite clearly, you sir, are a troll. And not a very good one. that's ok because I can work out your motivation - jealousy. It's ok to be jealous of this great club's success. In fact one could almost take your abuse as a complement because quite clearly you cannot handle the idea of the club you hate succeeding. I'm going to guess that your are from the other end of the M27 since that is where most of the abuse comes from these days. I advise you to spend your energy saving your club rather than waste it on this website where your comments are treated with the contempt they deserve. Stroppy_gramps
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10:11am Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Dear oh dear.

calm down my pretties, there's no need to panic. The transfer window is still open, Not signing Ramirez (and dont forget its not dead just yet) does not mean we will automatically go back down. The game against City proved that we have what it takes to take the top flight teams all the way in a match.
Just because the transfer window is open, it doesn't mean that Saint HAVE to sign anyone. we've got a great squad of players, some areas need bolstering, but on the whole we are in a great position.

In the industry I work in, we have a saying: 'You aren't on the job until you're on site first morning with a cup of tea and a bacon roll in your hand'
Same is true of the transfer window - there's so much speculation and story-filling that it's really impossible to know whats happening until the player is at your stadium, holding your shirt.

Saints policy of not talking about signings means that they could be talking to umpteen different players behind the scenes, in negotiations, finalising details and no one will know any better. In fact can anyone truly say with confidence how many players Saints have spoken to? How many deals have fallen through for whatever reason?
Just calm down, relish the fact that we are back where we belong and let the team do their job.
Absolutely spot on Stroppy_gramps. I agree 100% with this.
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear. calm down my pretties, there's no need to panic. The transfer window is still open, Not signing Ramirez (and dont forget its not dead just yet) does not mean we will automatically go back down. The game against City proved that we have what it takes to take the top flight teams all the way in a match. Just because the transfer window is open, it doesn't mean that Saint HAVE to sign anyone. we've got a great squad of players, some areas need bolstering, but on the whole we are in a great position. In the industry I work in, we have a saying: 'You aren't on the job until you're on site first morning with a cup of tea and a bacon roll in your hand' Same is true of the transfer window - there's so much speculation and story-filling that it's really impossible to know whats happening until the player is at your stadium, holding your shirt. Saints policy of not talking about signings means that they could be talking to umpteen different players behind the scenes, in negotiations, finalising details and no one will know any better. In fact can anyone truly say with confidence how many players Saints have spoken to? How many deals have fallen through for whatever reason? Just calm down, relish the fact that we are back where we belong and let the team do their job.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on Stroppy_gramps. I agree 100% with this. randre
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10:18am Thu 23 Aug 12

Epsom Saint says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.
Not necesarily. It sounds like Bologna were asking Saints for their bankers to provide a guarantee to Bologna in respect of the payments. The bank would charge a substantial fee for this, and would involve an increase in Saints bank facilities. NC was probably unhappy with this - understandably so.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.[/p][/quote]Not necesarily. It sounds like Bologna were asking Saints for their bankers to provide a guarantee to Bologna in respect of the payments. The bank would charge a substantial fee for this, and would involve an increase in Saints bank facilities. NC was probably unhappy with this - understandably so. Epsom Saint
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10:35am Thu 23 Aug 12

FreeNelsonMantle says...

Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher wrote:
12 million for a nobody lol
how much have u been paying Kanu?
[quote][p][bold]Ricardo Rocha - Face Squasher[/bold] wrote: 12 million for a nobody lol[/p][/quote]how much have u been paying Kanu? FreeNelsonMantle
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10:39am Thu 23 Aug 12

when i was young says...

on twiter deal will be done in next 24 hours he will be ours
on twiter deal will be done in next 24 hours he will be ours when i was young
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11:06am Thu 23 Aug 12

JohnItaly says...

Epsom Saint wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.
Not necesarily. It sounds like Bologna were asking Saints for their bankers to provide a guarantee to Bologna in respect of the payments. The bank would charge a substantial fee for this, and would involve an increase in Saints bank facilities. NC was probably unhappy with this - understandably so.
Perhaps I am taking my conspiracy theory too far!!
[quote][p][bold]Epsom Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Something is not ringing true here. If Bologna were looking to secure a loan against future Southampton payments and this was rejected by which ever Bank was approached it could be argued that this is a reflection on Southampton's ability to pay. With NC coming from a banking background one would have thought such a loan would soon be put in place. Something else scuppered this deal - if in fact it is dead in the water.[/p][/quote]Not necesarily. It sounds like Bologna were asking Saints for their bankers to provide a guarantee to Bologna in respect of the payments. The bank would charge a substantial fee for this, and would involve an increase in Saints bank facilities. NC was probably unhappy with this - understandably so.[/p][/quote]Perhaps I am taking my conspiracy theory too far!! JohnItaly
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11:14am Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

When the Bologna Chairman wakes up this morning with a Horses head on his pillow the deal will be done in a few hours.
When the Bologna Chairman wakes up this morning with a Horses head on his pillow the deal will be done in a few hours. Dino-Saw-Us
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11:21am Thu 23 Aug 12

george chivers says...

Rising_Son wrote:
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season.

I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8.

For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy.

What's your call Rising Son?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: "I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.[/p][/quote]The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season. I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8. For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy. What's your call Rising Son? george chivers
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11:30am Thu 23 Aug 12

Confucious says...

It's all very well saying in a lazy manner there's absolutely no need to panic about transfers yet, but we do need to have a clear idea about when we should panic.

Having a panic can be very distracting and time consuming and it's best where possible to try and schedule it in the diary. One can imagine many situations where real focus is essential and where an unplanned panic would be very costly or dangerous. Or indeed marriage threatening viz what if in a legover situation and then stiff is lost owing to an ensuing unexpected panic? It wouldn't go down well here at all if the old Blackpool Tower collapsed at such a moment and Saints transfer issues had to be cited as the reason.

I think a panic can be managed very well and efficiently if it's in the diary. Furthermore, having to worry about when to worry is doubly worrying - and worrying about worrying about when to worry is even worse.
It's all very well saying in a lazy manner there's absolutely no need to panic about transfers yet, but we do need to have a clear idea about when we should panic. Having a panic can be very distracting and time consuming and it's best where possible to try and schedule it in the diary. One can imagine many situations where real focus is essential and where an unplanned panic would be very costly or dangerous. Or indeed marriage threatening viz what if in a legover situation and then stiff is lost owing to an ensuing unexpected panic? It wouldn't go down well here at all if the old Blackpool Tower collapsed at such a moment and Saints transfer issues had to be cited as the reason. I think a panic can be managed very well and efficiently if it's in the diary. Furthermore, having to worry about when to worry is doubly worrying - and worrying about worrying about when to worry is even worse. Confucious
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11:41am Thu 23 Aug 12

seventh-junction says...

boilerman wrote:
I know its off topic but the Arsenal tickets go on sale today.
Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season.
The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U.
As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last season, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game.
I doubt I am the only person who feels this way.
Just been trying to get tickets for Arsenal away and after being given the run around on the phone, ie called the normal ticket sales number I normally use and told by an answer machine to call a different 0845 number??
Having called the other number the options are all about season tickets and no mention of away tickets, then you get an option to speak to an operative who tells you they are to busy at the moment so call back later and your call is ended!
I then called the normal ticket sales number again and was told that if you ar a season ticket holder and didn't go to Man City you need to call again on Tuesday when the next atch of tickets are on sale.
I suppose it's a fair way of doing it seeing as the supporters who did go to Man City get first shout.
Does anyone know how any tickets we have been allocated?
I feel the Arsenal tickets will be more sought after seeing as it's a normal Saturday kick off and in London so lets hope there are plenty on offer!
Anyway let's get St Mary's full and ocking for the Wigan game on Saturday and worry about the Arsenal game after we have 3 points on the board!!
COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: I know its off topic but the Arsenal tickets go on sale today. Once again Saints show no loyalty to season ticket holders and the Thousands of fans that travelled all of last season. The criteria is you must have gone to Man City and bought tickets for Wigan and Man U. As a season ticket holder for the last 22yrs and a fan who went to 12 away games last season, along with hundreds of other fans I now have to wait because I was away for the city game. I doubt I am the only person who feels this way.[/p][/quote]Just been trying to get tickets for Arsenal away and after being given the run around on the phone, ie called the normal ticket sales number I normally use and told by an answer machine to call a different 0845 number?? Having called the other number the options are all about season tickets and no mention of away tickets, then you get an option to speak to an operative who tells you they are to busy at the moment so call back later and your call is ended! I then called the normal ticket sales number again and was told that if you ar a season ticket holder and didn't go to Man City you need to call again on Tuesday when the next atch of tickets are on sale. I suppose it's a fair way of doing it seeing as the supporters who did go to Man City get first shout. Does anyone know how any tickets we have been allocated? I feel the Arsenal tickets will be more sought after seeing as it's a normal Saturday kick off and in London so lets hope there are plenty on offer! Anyway let's get St Mary's full and ocking for the Wigan game on Saturday and worry about the Arsenal game after we have 3 points on the board!! COYR FOADP seventh-junction
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11:45am Thu 23 Aug 12

SlupsPups says...

I love how the Pompey trolls wave their arms begging for attention and we simply ignore them. Listen you fishy few: we just feel sorry for you. Where's the fun kicking someone when they're down for the count? Best of luck with Stevenage, Shrewsbury and Carlisle - contests that are worthy of your club, while we stick to Man. United, Arsenal and City. . . The balance has been restored to football.
I love how the Pompey trolls wave their arms begging for attention and we simply ignore them. Listen you fishy few: we just feel sorry for you. Where's the fun kicking someone when they're down for the count? Best of luck with Stevenage, Shrewsbury and Carlisle - contests that are worthy of your club, while we stick to Man. United, Arsenal and City. . . The balance has been restored to football. SlupsPups
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11:46am Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

george chivers wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season.

I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8.

For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy.

What's your call Rising Son?
George, I can understand your comments, but I believe you are so very wrong about the signings we have made. Clyne was a target for Man Utd and looks a class player. Roriguez also has a great deal of potential and if you see some of his movement and all round play, when he settles he will be a superb signing.

I do agree that Ramirez does seem to be a top quality player, no doubt about that. But Buttner? I am sorry, he is a good player but he is not as good as Clyne (all be it left footed). If you hear the reports coming out from people that know the player, they are really surprised about his move to Man Utd and whilst he has potential they believe he is not a top class left back and many felt that it was a deal done because it was a relative low cost gamble. This is fine and I would have loved Saints to sign him, but I don't think you can say he is a class apart from what we have signed already. Just my opinion, but based on what I have seen of the players you have mentioned, I believe you are wide of the mark in your comments.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: "I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.[/p][/quote]The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season. I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8. For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy. What's your call Rising Son?[/p][/quote]George, I can understand your comments, but I believe you are so very wrong about the signings we have made. Clyne was a target for Man Utd and looks a class player. Roriguez also has a great deal of potential and if you see some of his movement and all round play, when he settles he will be a superb signing. I do agree that Ramirez does seem to be a top quality player, no doubt about that. But Buttner? I am sorry, he is a good player but he is not as good as Clyne (all be it left footed). If you hear the reports coming out from people that know the player, they are really surprised about his move to Man Utd and whilst he has potential they believe he is not a top class left back and many felt that it was a deal done because it was a relative low cost gamble. This is fine and I would have loved Saints to sign him, but I don't think you can say he is a class apart from what we have signed already. Just my opinion, but based on what I have seen of the players you have mentioned, I believe you are wide of the mark in your comments. randre
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11:56am Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

randre wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season.

I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8.

For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy.

What's your call Rising Son?
George, I can understand your comments, but I believe you are so very wrong about the signings we have made. Clyne was a target for Man Utd and looks a class player. Roriguez also has a great deal of potential and if you see some of his movement and all round play, when he settles he will be a superb signing.

I do agree that Ramirez does seem to be a top quality player, no doubt about that. But Buttner? I am sorry, he is a good player but he is not as good as Clyne (all be it left footed). If you hear the reports coming out from people that know the player, they are really surprised about his move to Man Utd and whilst he has potential they believe he is not a top class left back and many felt that it was a deal done because it was a relative low cost gamble. This is fine and I would have loved Saints to sign him, but I don't think you can say he is a class apart from what we have signed already. Just my opinion, but based on what I have seen of the players you have mentioned, I believe you are wide of the mark in your comments.
Also, with your comment on Buttner... He is uncapped International who was in the preliminary squad for Euros, but was never featured in the side. To keep in mind that Netherlands were well known for having no recognized or capable left back in the tornament, you would have thought Buttner would have been picked if he was as good as you state.

He is a good player, but your comment about him being better than what we have signed is wrong in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: "I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.[/p][/quote]The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season. I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8. For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy. What's your call Rising Son?[/p][/quote]George, I can understand your comments, but I believe you are so very wrong about the signings we have made. Clyne was a target for Man Utd and looks a class player. Roriguez also has a great deal of potential and if you see some of his movement and all round play, when he settles he will be a superb signing. I do agree that Ramirez does seem to be a top quality player, no doubt about that. But Buttner? I am sorry, he is a good player but he is not as good as Clyne (all be it left footed). If you hear the reports coming out from people that know the player, they are really surprised about his move to Man Utd and whilst he has potential they believe he is not a top class left back and many felt that it was a deal done because it was a relative low cost gamble. This is fine and I would have loved Saints to sign him, but I don't think you can say he is a class apart from what we have signed already. Just my opinion, but based on what I have seen of the players you have mentioned, I believe you are wide of the mark in your comments.[/p][/quote]Also, with your comment on Buttner... He is uncapped International who was in the preliminary squad for Euros, but was never featured in the side. To keep in mind that Netherlands were well known for having no recognized or capable left back in the tornament, you would have thought Buttner would have been picked if he was as good as you state. He is a good player, but your comment about him being better than what we have signed is wrong in my opinion. randre
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12:04pm Thu 23 Aug 12

St Retford says...

Still, isn't it good news that 'Chad' 'Kroeger' from Nickelback has finally found the love and happiness that has for so long eluded him? After years of torment which has gone to fuel some of the most powerful and emotive songs in the history of rock music, it seems 'Chad' has finally found his soulmate in the shape of the bubbly and effervescent popstar Avril Lavigne.

I suppose we're all worried that this could have an effect on his songwriting, but sometimes you have to place human happiness higher than great art (and be assured, this is GREAT art we're talking about).
Still, isn't it good news that 'Chad' 'Kroeger' from Nickelback has finally found the love and happiness that has for so long eluded him? After years of torment which has gone to fuel some of the most powerful and emotive songs in the history of rock music, it seems 'Chad' has finally found his soulmate in the shape of the bubbly and effervescent popstar Avril Lavigne. I suppose we're all worried that this could have an effect on his songwriting, but sometimes you have to place human happiness higher than great art (and be assured, this is GREAT art we're talking about). St Retford
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12:23pm Thu 23 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
"History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to."





anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010
Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey.
ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.
Correction: It's not wonderful if you are a Saints fan, no history and no future. "Play Up Pompey". p.s. Ramirez wants to join a club that's going to win things.

No charge for helping you with your education.

Write it out 100 times, but even then you would know it was untrue.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "History is a wonderful thing....especially if you have no future to look forward to." anonymous (believed to be once an owner of PFC) 2010[/p][/quote]Its not wonderful if your a Saints fan no history an no future play up pompey. ps ramirez wants to join a club thats going to wins things.[/p][/quote]Correction: It's not wonderful if you are a Saints fan, no history and no future. "Play Up Pompey". p.s. Ramirez wants to join a club that's going to win things. No charge for helping you with your education. Write it out 100 times, but even then you would know it was untrue. OSPREYSAINT
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12:28pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

george chivers wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
"I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position."

George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.
The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season.

I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8.

For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy.

What's your call Rising Son?
I think the players we have signed are both good, especially Clyne. I think we can finish 12/15th with the squad we have, although someone to strengthen the centre of defence would make that more of a certainty. If Ramirez is as good as they're saying and we manage to sign him, we have a good chance of getting in the top 10. Players like Phillips would also be positive additions.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: "I think we will always struggle to attract quality young players until we can show them we are a top 8 team with prospects to improve on that position." George, I understand that you have a tendency to worry and get pessimistic. But isn't it true that we managed to attract Rodriguez and Clyne. We also seem to have attracted Phillips and Ramirez only for the owners of their clubs to get in the way. Time I think to look on the bright side of things.[/p][/quote]The bright side is I think we will finish between 12th and 15th if we improve the defence and the midfield. Which will give us a platform to move forward again next season. I don't think in terms of quality Rodriguez and Clyne (and Phillips) are in the same class as Ramirez and Buttner, who are both full internationals. That was my point about being in the top 8. For me 12th/15th is optimistic. 18th/19th/20th is pessimistic. Above 12th, unless we sign some outstandingly experienced players before the deadline is unrealistic. 8th upwards is fantasy. What's your call Rising Son?[/p][/quote]I think the players we have signed are both good, especially Clyne. I think we can finish 12/15th with the squad we have, although someone to strengthen the centre of defence would make that more of a certainty. If Ramirez is as good as they're saying and we manage to sign him, we have a good chance of getting in the top 10. Players like Phillips would also be positive additions. Rising_Son
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12:33pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

For some reason, I keep fogetting Davis. He will be very good for us with his steadiness and experience. Gazzaniga also looks handy and, who knows, might even get Kelvin's job by the end of the season.
For some reason, I keep fogetting Davis. He will be very good for us with his steadiness and experience. Gazzaniga also looks handy and, who knows, might even get Kelvin's job by the end of the season. Rising_Son
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12:39pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . .

so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . .

Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years

GK - Niemi
RB - J.Dodd
CB - D.Richards
CB - Svensson
LB - Bridge
RM - Lallana
CM - Marsden
ACM - Le Tiss
LM - Bale
CF - Lambert
CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it)

I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere!
Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . . so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . . Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years GK - Niemi RB - J.Dodd CB - D.Richards CB - Svensson LB - Bridge RM - Lallana CM - Marsden ACM - Le Tiss LM - Bale CF - Lambert CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it) I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere! Dino-Saw-Us
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12:39pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . .

so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . .

Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years

GK - Niemi
RB - J.Dodd
CB - D.Richards
CB - Svensson
LB - Bridge
RM - Lallana
CM - Marsden
ACM - Le Tiss
LM - Bale
CF - Lambert
CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it)

I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere!
Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . . so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . . Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years GK - Niemi RB - J.Dodd CB - D.Richards CB - Svensson LB - Bridge RM - Lallana CM - Marsden ACM - Le Tiss LM - Bale CF - Lambert CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it) I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere! Dino-Saw-Us
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1:11pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . .

so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . .

Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years

GK - Niemi
RB - J.Dodd
CB - D.Richards
CB - Svensson
LB - Bridge
RM - Lallana
CM - Marsden
ACM - Le Tiss
LM - Bale
CF - Lambert
CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it)

I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere!
Good side you have there....

...Subs bench would have to be Kachloul, Ostenstad, Beattie, Ecklund (didn't play much, but if he never had a dodgy back he would have been a fantastic player), Monkou, Benali (I know, I know, but he would die for the club), Tim Flowers (played for us until 1994, so I guess that counts) and Jermaine Wright (ha ha, no not really Jermaine, I just knew that would cause a few people to have some horrific flash backs), I'm still getting over him!!
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . . so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . . Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years GK - Niemi RB - J.Dodd CB - D.Richards CB - Svensson LB - Bridge RM - Lallana CM - Marsden ACM - Le Tiss LM - Bale CF - Lambert CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it) I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere![/p][/quote]Good side you have there.... ...Subs bench would have to be Kachloul, Ostenstad, Beattie, Ecklund (didn't play much, but if he never had a dodgy back he would have been a fantastic player), Monkou, Benali (I know, I know, but he would die for the club), Tim Flowers (played for us until 1994, so I guess that counts) and Jermaine Wright (ha ha, no not really Jermaine, I just knew that would cause a few people to have some horrific flash backs), I'm still getting over him!! randre
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1:21pm Thu 23 Aug 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

what is the rule on the % of tickets the gooners should give us? if they have a 60k stadium surly we should get more than 3000?
what is the rule on the % of tickets the gooners should give us? if they have a 60k stadium surly we should get more than 3000? worried of n e hampshire
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1:22pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Hobson82 says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . . so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . . Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years GK - Niemi RB - J.Dodd CB - D.Richards CB - Svensson LB - Bridge RM - Lallana CM - Marsden ACM - Le Tiss LM - Bale CF - Lambert CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it) I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere!
Shearer left in 1992, I would go for him above Pahars.
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . . so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . . Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years GK - Niemi RB - J.Dodd CB - D.Richards CB - Svensson LB - Bridge RM - Lallana CM - Marsden ACM - Le Tiss LM - Bale CF - Lambert CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it) I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere![/p][/quote]Shearer left in 1992, I would go for him above Pahars. Hobson82
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1:27pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Ronnie Ekelund what a player such a shame about that injury he got
Ronnie Ekelund what a player such a shame about that injury he got SO50 Saint
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1:33pm Thu 23 Aug 12

ian redhill says...

According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ian redhill
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1:34pm Thu 23 Aug 12

St Retford says...

Two words: Paul Wotton.
Two words: Paul Wotton. St Retford
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1:36pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

Would Victor Moses come to us if we stumped up the cash and Chelsea kept failing to meet the valuation? Young player at 23, bags of skill, knows the league, wages can't be that high at Wigan. Sure, if Chelsea are serious we have no hope, but if we really are thinking of £13m for Ramirez, £10m asking price for Moses seems better business to me.
Would Victor Moses come to us if we stumped up the cash and Chelsea kept failing to meet the valuation? Young player at 23, bags of skill, knows the league, wages can't be that high at Wigan. Sure, if Chelsea are serious we have no hope, but if we really are thinking of £13m for Ramirez, £10m asking price for Moses seems better business to me. SaintJD
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1:39pm Thu 23 Aug 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

Eurobot: SOUTHAMPTON - More on Gaston Ramirez: it is understood a fee and payment plan has been negotiated for the 21-year-old winger, who has won nine caps for Uruguay and is reported to be commanding a club-record fee of £12 million. Former club Penarol, who own 30% of his registration, are also satisfied by the terms of the agreement.
Eurobot: SOUTHAMPTON - More on Gaston Ramirez: it is understood a fee and payment plan has been negotiated for the 21-year-old winger, who has won nine caps for Uruguay and is reported to be commanding a club-record fee of £12 million. Former club Penarol, who own 30% of his registration, are also satisfied by the terms of the agreement. worried of n e hampshire
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1:39pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

... oh, and NC would love negotiating with David Whelan - incredibly discreet bloke :)
... oh, and NC would love negotiating with David Whelan - incredibly discreet bloke :) SaintJD
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1:39pm Thu 23 Aug 12

St Retford says...

ian redhill wrote:
According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who is Eurobot and how did he know about this 693 years ago? The world should know more about this man.
[quote][p][bold]ian redhill[/bold] wrote: According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Who is Eurobot and how did he know about this 693 years ago? The world should know more about this man. St Retford
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1:51pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Hobson82 says...

http://www.coveritli
ve.com/index2.php?op
tion=com_altcaster&t
ask=viewaltcast&altc
ast_code=5aee9b2a49&
ipod=y

Does anyone know how reliable eurobot is?
http://www.coveritli ve.com/index2.php?op tion=com_altcaster&t ask=viewaltcast&altc ast_code=5aee9b2a49& ipod=y Does anyone know how reliable eurobot is? Hobson82
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1:51pm Thu 23 Aug 12

ian redhill says...

Eurobot predecessor to robocop brother of jean claude van damme not Jelle van Damm!!! Get to eurobot via btinternet news fed on the homepage rolling ticker tape. I hope this is for real COYS three points saturday lease
Eurobot predecessor to robocop brother of jean claude van damme not Jelle van Damm!!! Get to eurobot via btinternet news fed on the homepage rolling ticker tape. I hope this is for real COYS three points saturday lease ian redhill
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1:52pm Thu 23 Aug 12

ian redhill says...

feed and please bl!"£y keyboards
feed and please bl!"£y keyboards ian redhill
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1:55pm Thu 23 Aug 12

St Retford says...

ian redhill wrote:
Eurobot predecessor to robocop brother of jean claude van damme not Jelle van Damm!!! Get to eurobot via btinternet news fed on the homepage rolling ticker tape. I hope this is for real COYS three points saturday lease
I've just googled him and apparently he's a European Robotic Dancing Competition. I think it's MADNESS to trust the advice of such a thing on something as important as football.
[quote][p][bold]ian redhill[/bold] wrote: Eurobot predecessor to robocop brother of jean claude van damme not Jelle van Damm!!! Get to eurobot via btinternet news fed on the homepage rolling ticker tape. I hope this is for real COYS three points saturday lease[/p][/quote]I've just googled him and apparently he's a European Robotic Dancing Competition. I think it's MADNESS to trust the advice of such a thing on something as important as football. St Retford
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1:59pm Thu 23 Aug 12

ian redhill says...

Normally pretty accurate, if you are with btinternet they have a transfer ticker tape accessed via the news and gossip bit on the homepage. i think you can also get there via Yahoo but never tried that.
Normally pretty accurate, if you are with btinternet they have a transfer ticker tape accessed via the news and gossip bit on the homepage. i think you can also get there via Yahoo but never tried that. ian redhill
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2:00pm Thu 23 Aug 12

jonny-shuttle says...

St Retford wrote:
ian redhill wrote: According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who is Eurobot and how did he know about this 693 years ago? The world should know more about this man.
ha ha ha! Yeah I;m intrigued by this also. Is he some kind of time lord. Where do we finish this season??
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ian redhill[/bold] wrote: According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Who is Eurobot and how did he know about this 693 years ago? The world should know more about this man.[/p][/quote]ha ha ha! Yeah I;m intrigued by this also. Is he some kind of time lord. Where do we finish this season?? jonny-shuttle
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2:00pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

St Retford wrote:
Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Two words: Paul Wotton.[/p][/quote]Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one! randre
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2:02pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!”

How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport
Two words: Paul Wotton. Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!” How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport SO50 Saint
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2:02pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

O.K how about the worst XI?

Surely . .

Kleber Chala
Yohan Folly
Richard Hall
Ali Dia

???
O.K how about the worst XI? Surely . . Kleber Chala Yohan Folly Richard Hall Ali Dia ??? Dino-Saw-Us
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2:03pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Lee Molenaux ?

(boring day at the office as you may have guessed)
Lee Molenaux ? (boring day at the office as you may have guessed) Dino-Saw-Us
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2:04pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Richard Hall that's a bit harsh
Richard Hall that's a bit harsh SO50 Saint
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2:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!”

How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport
Good point... We have had some turkeys in the past!! Not as many as Pompey have had, but we have had some!
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Two words: Paul Wotton. Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!” How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport[/p][/quote]Good point... We have had some turkeys in the past!! Not as many as Pompey have had, but we have had some! randre
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2:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . .

so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . .

Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years

GK - Niemi
RB - J.Dodd
CB - D.Richards
CB - Svensson
LB - Bridge
RM - Lallana
CM - Marsden
ACM - Le Tiss
LM - Bale
CF - Lambert
CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it)

I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere!
Are you sure that's not Mark Hughes's latest list of transfer targets?
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Football news seems to have gone a bit flat today . . . so I thougth I'd start a little chat going . . . Greatest - Saints XI from the last 20 years GK - Niemi RB - J.Dodd CB - D.Richards CB - Svensson LB - Bridge RM - Lallana CM - Marsden ACM - Le Tiss LM - Bale CF - Lambert CF - Pahas (or however he spelt it) I couldn't fit Kachloul or Ostenstad in anywhere![/p][/quote]Are you sure that's not Mark Hughes's latest list of transfer targets? SaintJD
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2:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

ian redhill says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
St Retford wrote:
ian redhill wrote: According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who is Eurobot and how did he know about this 693 years ago? The world should know more about this man.
ha ha ha! Yeah I;m intrigued by this also. Is he some kind of time lord. Where do we finish this season??
11th!!!!!! Next season 2nd
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ian redhill[/bold] wrote: According to Eurobot at 1319 ramirez deal agreed bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Who is Eurobot and how did he know about this 693 years ago? The world should know more about this man.[/p][/quote]ha ha ha! Yeah I;m intrigued by this also. Is he some kind of time lord. Where do we finish this season??[/p][/quote]11th!!!!!! Next season 2nd ian redhill
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2:08pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
O.K how about the worst XI?

Surely . .

Kleber Chala
Yohan Folly
Richard Hall
Ali Dia

???
Ali Dia, possibly the funniest signing in football, he could have so easily scored as well in his very brief appearance.
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: O.K how about the worst XI? Surely . . Kleber Chala Yohan Folly Richard Hall Ali Dia ???[/p][/quote]Ali Dia, possibly the funniest signing in football, he could have so easily scored as well in his very brief appearance. randre
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2:09pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!”

How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport
Kick-and-chase winger David Lee surely gets bonus points for his brilliant bald/mullet fusion.
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Two words: Paul Wotton. Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!” How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport[/p][/quote]Kick-and-chase winger David Lee surely gets bonus points for his brilliant bald/mullet fusion. SaintJD
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2:14pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

David Lee - not sure on that one can't remember him my SFC time is from Alan Ball manager era onwards. How about Stuart Ripley think he had like 1 good game for the club we stuffed Newcastle 4-2 or Scott Marshall and I think it was Marco Almeyda
David Lee - not sure on that one can't remember him my SFC time is from Alan Ball manager era onwards. How about Stuart Ripley think he had like 1 good game for the club we stuffed Newcastle 4-2 or Scott Marshall and I think it was Marco Almeyda SO50 Saint
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2:15pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

Oh and Micky Evans - has such an obviously poor player ever had such a positive impact in saving a club from relegation? He came, he scored, he collided with a post, he had awesome comedy sideburns, he left soon after. Cult hero.
Oh and Micky Evans - has such an obviously poor player ever had such a positive impact in saving a club from relegation? He came, he scored, he collided with a post, he had awesome comedy sideburns, he left soon after. Cult hero. SaintJD
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2:21pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
David Lee - not sure on that one can't remember him my SFC time is from Alan Ball manager era onwards. How about Stuart Ripley think he had like 1 good game for the club we stuffed Newcastle 4-2 or Scott Marshall and I think it was Marco Almeyda
The injustice. Anyone who commands a Panini sticker value of 45p surely deserves to be regarded as a true football legend...

http://shop.sportswo
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[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: David Lee - not sure on that one can't remember him my SFC time is from Alan Ball manager era onwards. How about Stuart Ripley think he had like 1 good game for the club we stuffed Newcastle 4-2 or Scott Marshall and I think it was Marco Almeyda[/p][/quote]The injustice. Anyone who commands a Panini sticker value of 45p surely deserves to be regarded as a true football legend... http://shop.sportswo rldcards.com/southam pton---david-lee-228 -panini-english-foot ball-1992-collectabl e-sticker-34745-p.as p SaintJD
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2:23pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintPC says...

Hobson82 wrote:
http://www.coveritli ve.com/index2.php?op tion=com_altcaster&a
mp;t ask=viewaltcast&
altc ast_code=5aee9b2a49&
amp; ipod=y Does anyone know how reliable eurobot is?
Nothing new there, it was the same story as outlined yesterday! The payment plan isnt the issue, the issue is the bank guarantee or loan (depending who you believe) and that has come to light since this story.....sorry, but no progress
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: http://www.coveritli ve.com/index2.php?op tion=com_altcaster&a mp;t ask=viewaltcast& altc ast_code=5aee9b2a49& amp; ipod=y Does anyone know how reliable eurobot is?[/p][/quote]Nothing new there, it was the same story as outlined yesterday! The payment plan isnt the issue, the issue is the bank guarantee or loan (depending who you believe) and that has come to light since this story.....sorry, but no progress SaintPC
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2:24pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!”

How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport
That's the guy I've been struggling to remember the name of; 'tiny Todd'. He came with Dave and Paul Jones.

How many of us ever saw him play? He probably played one game for every inch over 5' he stood.
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Two words: Paul Wotton. Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!” How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport[/p][/quote]That's the guy I've been struggling to remember the name of; 'tiny Todd'. He came with Dave and Paul Jones. How many of us ever saw him play? He probably played one game for every inch over 5' he stood. Strasbourg Saint
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2:24pm Thu 23 Aug 12

mattboy111 says...

Stuart Ripley, Terry Hurlock, Stig Johansen, Imants Bleidelis, Cleber Chala, DELGADO & Super Ali Dia.........I challenge anyone to come up with a better list than that!
Stuart Ripley, Terry Hurlock, Stig Johansen, Imants Bleidelis, Cleber Chala, DELGADO & Super Ali Dia.........I challenge anyone to come up with a better list than that! mattboy111
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2:28pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

SaintJD wrote:
Oh and Micky Evans - has such an obviously poor player ever had such a positive impact in saving a club from relegation? He came, he scored, he collided with a post, he had awesome comedy sideburns, he left soon after. Cult hero.
Gosh! I had forgotten about him. Absolute legend! Pants, but a legend!

Did I miss mention of Pulis anywhere above?
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Oh and Micky Evans - has such an obviously poor player ever had such a positive impact in saving a club from relegation? He came, he scored, he collided with a post, he had awesome comedy sideburns, he left soon after. Cult hero.[/p][/quote]Gosh! I had forgotten about him. Absolute legend! Pants, but a legend! Did I miss mention of Pulis anywhere above? Strasbourg Saint
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2:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

mattboy111 wrote:
Stuart Ripley, Terry Hurlock, Stig Johansen, Imants Bleidelis, Cleber Chala, DELGADO & Super Ali Dia.........I challenge anyone to come up with a better list than that!
Imants Bleidelis ... What a player he wasn't!

I would add Paul Wotton, Jermaine Wright & Lee Todd (all as above) onto that list. But otherwise, a pritty amazing list of disaster players.
[quote][p][bold]mattboy111[/bold] wrote: Stuart Ripley, Terry Hurlock, Stig Johansen, Imants Bleidelis, Cleber Chala, DELGADO & Super Ali Dia.........I challenge anyone to come up with a better list than that![/p][/quote]Imants Bleidelis ... What a player he wasn't! I would add Paul Wotton, Jermaine Wright & Lee Todd (all as above) onto that list. But otherwise, a pritty amazing list of disaster players. randre
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2:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Mickey Evans he was awesome towards the end of the season under Souness to think we hammered United 6-3 that season and had quite a decent attacking line up and still stayed up on the last day
Mickey Evans he was awesome towards the end of the season under Souness to think we hammered United 6-3 that season and had quite a decent attacking line up and still stayed up on the last day SO50 Saint
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2:33pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Oh and Micky Evans - has such an obviously poor player ever had such a positive impact in saving a club from relegation? He came, he scored, he collided with a post, he had awesome comedy sideburns, he left soon after. Cult hero.
Gosh! I had forgotten about him. Absolute legend! Pants, but a legend!

Did I miss mention of Pulis anywhere above?
Pulis... How could we forget?

(Wow, there must be lots of us bored at the office today, I hope that means all our companies are not about to follow Portsmouth into financial abyss).
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Oh and Micky Evans - has such an obviously poor player ever had such a positive impact in saving a club from relegation? He came, he scored, he collided with a post, he had awesome comedy sideburns, he left soon after. Cult hero.[/p][/quote]Gosh! I had forgotten about him. Absolute legend! Pants, but a legend! Did I miss mention of Pulis anywhere above?[/p][/quote]Pulis... How could we forget? (Wow, there must be lots of us bored at the office today, I hope that means all our companies are not about to follow Portsmouth into financial abyss). randre
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2:34pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SO50 Saint wrote:
Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!”

How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport
That's the guy I've been struggling to remember the name of; 'tiny Todd'. He came with Dave and Paul Jones.

How many of us ever saw him play? He probably played one game for every inch over 5' he stood.
Yes, all the more brilliant because I seem to remember Dave Jones coming in and immediately axing Maik Taylor and some other decent players to fit those guys in - Todd got ripped to shreds in his first home game.

Best Saints XI last 20 years:

Niemi, Dodd, M Svensson, Monkou, Bridge, Bale, Berkovich, Le Tissier, Walcott, Shearer, Pahars
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Two words: Paul Wotton. Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!” How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport[/p][/quote]That's the guy I've been struggling to remember the name of; 'tiny Todd'. He came with Dave and Paul Jones. How many of us ever saw him play? He probably played one game for every inch over 5' he stood.[/p][/quote]Yes, all the more brilliant because I seem to remember Dave Jones coming in and immediately axing Maik Taylor and some other decent players to fit those guys in - Todd got ripped to shreds in his first home game. Best Saints XI last 20 years: Niemi, Dodd, M Svensson, Monkou, Bridge, Bale, Berkovich, Le Tissier, Walcott, Shearer, Pahars SaintJD
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2:38pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

We still need a GK for the worst X1 can't really think of one if i'm honest we've always been fairly lucky for GKs even the likes of Kevin Miller came in and did a job
We still need a GK for the worst X1 can't really think of one if i'm honest we've always been fairly lucky for GKs even the likes of Kevin Miller came in and did a job SO50 Saint
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2:43pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen
ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really. Strasbourg Saint
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2:44pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

I know we've all thought it, but imagine an attacking team with Walcott, AOC, Bale in midfield!
I know we've all thought it, but imagine an attacking team with Walcott, AOC, Bale in midfield! Dino-Saw-Us
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2:46pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire
That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire Dino-Saw-Us
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2:50pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Strasbourg, Almeyda had long hair looked a bit like Brian May from Queen. I think the one remarkable thing he did was let Henry turn him to score his first ever goal for arsenal

Useless bit of knowledge there
Strasbourg, Almeyda had long hair looked a bit like Brian May from Queen. I think the one remarkable thing he did was let Henry turn him to score his first ever goal for arsenal Useless bit of knowledge there SO50 Saint
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2:53pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Sainty saint saint says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
We still need a GK for the worst X1 can't really think of one if i'm honest we've always been fairly lucky for GKs even the likes of Kevin Miller came in and did a job
Dave Beasant?

Or is that terribly harsh?!
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: We still need a GK for the worst X1 can't really think of one if i'm honest we've always been fairly lucky for GKs even the likes of Kevin Miller came in and did a job[/p][/quote]Dave Beasant? Or is that terribly harsh?! Sainty saint saint
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2:55pm Thu 23 Aug 12

saintkenny says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.
skunt
no he is a bha fan but just cannot stand it where in the top league again .and his boys has only ever managed 4 years .not looking like there get there to soon either
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: So who is coming in then,this is a joke.Pardew seems to have no trouble getting players in.. Time for a new manager who can get players in.[/p][/quote]skunt[/p][/quote]no he is a bha fan but just cannot stand it where in the top league again .and his boys has only ever managed 4 years .not looking like there get there to soon either saintkenny
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3:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Strasbourg, Almeyda had long hair looked a bit like Brian May from Queen. I think the one remarkable thing he did was let Henry turn him to score his first ever goal for arsenal

Useless bit of knowledge there
It's all coming back to me now!

Imagine Terry Hurlock and him in the same team. It would be like being at a Spinal Tap reunion.
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Strasbourg, Almeyda had long hair looked a bit like Brian May from Queen. I think the one remarkable thing he did was let Henry turn him to score his first ever goal for arsenal Useless bit of knowledge there[/p][/quote]It's all coming back to me now! Imagine Terry Hurlock and him in the same team. It would be like being at a Spinal Tap reunion. Strasbourg Saint
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3:08pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintsFTW says...

Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money! SaintsFTW
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3:09pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire
Good shout! He's in.

Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire[/p][/quote]Good shout! He's in. Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd. Strasbourg Saint
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3:10pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Iain Dowie?
Iain Dowie? Dino-Saw-Us
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3:14pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
Oh yes, Ramirez ..... Bologna ..... transfer .... I'd forgotten all about that in the excitment of finding a line up which could include more donkeys than Blackpool beach when the Skates are playing at Bloomfield Road.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]Oh yes, Ramirez ..... Bologna ..... transfer .... I'd forgotten all about that in the excitment of finding a line up which could include more donkeys than Blackpool beach when the Skates are playing at Bloomfield Road. Strasbourg Saint
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3:15pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Ulrich Van Gobbel - Can't remember if he was actually decent or not
Ulrich Van Gobbel - Can't remember if he was actually decent or not SO50 Saint
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3:15pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Ulrich Van Gobbel - Can't remember if he was actually decent or not
Ulrich Van Gobbel - Can't remember if he was actually decent or not SO50 Saint
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3:17pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Ulrich Van Gobbel - Would rather have had Van Bommell
Ulrich Van Gobbel - Would rather have had Van Bommell Dino-Saw-Us
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3:19pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Ulrich Van Gobbel - Can't remember if he was actually decent or not
Not much good for us as I recall, but went for about £1m to Feyenord and did okay there, I think. Who was that other more recent Dutch or Belgian guy (a winger, I think) who was a right miserable g!t? Hardly played and demanded out after about half a season of never being picked?
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Ulrich Van Gobbel - Can't remember if he was actually decent or not[/p][/quote]Not much good for us as I recall, but went for about £1m to Feyenord and did okay there, I think. Who was that other more recent Dutch or Belgian guy (a winger, I think) who was a right miserable g!t? Hardly played and demanded out after about half a season of never being picked? Strasbourg Saint
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3:22pm Thu 23 Aug 12

bullsbags says...

Van Basten would do me!
Van Basten would do me! bullsbags
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3:25pm Thu 23 Aug 12

insane saint says...

has any one said about del gardo up front.... played more for columbia that for the saints....when he was with us
has any one said about del gardo up front.... played more for columbia that for the saints....when he was with us insane saint
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3:27pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Danny N'Guessen
Jonathon Forte
Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte Dino-Saw-Us
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3:33pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Can't put Forte in due to the 2 goals vs Mk Dons imo had a massive impace in where we are now, N'Guessen is a good shout tho wouldn't be suprised to be him having a month long contract down the road soon would presume he's a free agent
Can't put Forte in due to the 2 goals vs Mk Dons imo had a massive impace in where we are now, N'Guessen is a good shout tho wouldn't be suprised to be him having a month long contract down the road soon would presume he's a free agent SO50 Saint
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3:35pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen

ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :) SaintAsh1964
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3:35pm Thu 23 Aug 12

St Retford says...

SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
He'd better be decent after all of this fannying around.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]He'd better be decent after all of this fannying around. St Retford
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3:38pm Thu 23 Aug 12

insane saint says...

forte was classic sub against MK Dons 2 goals in 3 mins helped us get up that result
forte was classic sub against MK Dons 2 goals in 3 mins helped us get up that result insane saint
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3:40pm Thu 23 Aug 12

insane saint says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen


ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)
1992 ZDS Final V forest...
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)[/p][/quote]1992 ZDS Final V forest... insane saint
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3:48pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

insane saint wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen



ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)
1992 ZDS Final V forest...
so not 79 then!
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)[/p][/quote]1992 ZDS Final V forest...[/p][/quote]so not 79 then! SaintAsh1964
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3:49pm Thu 23 Aug 12

george chivers says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire
Good shout! He's in.

Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.
The guy we had on loan from Reading. An Irish international. We lost to Palace at home on his debut. Scowcroft got a hat trick. He was marking him. Couldn't make up his mind whether to kick the ball or head it. Did nothing. Ended up at Brentford. Now gone to Stockport?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire[/p][/quote]Good shout! He's in. Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.[/p][/quote]The guy we had on loan from Reading. An Irish international. We lost to Palace at home on his debut. Scowcroft got a hat trick. He was marking him. Couldn't make up his mind whether to kick the ball or head it. Did nothing. Ended up at Brentford. Now gone to Stockport? george chivers
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3:50pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Barcelona Saint says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
Vignal, Bignall and anyone that ends in 'all!!
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]Vignal, Bignall and anyone that ends in 'all!! Barcelona Saint
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3:51pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen

ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
The guy from Kings Lynn was Mark Paul... Don't remember if he ever made an appearance, possibly in a cup game.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]The guy from Kings Lynn was Mark Paul... Don't remember if he ever made an appearance, possibly in a cup game. randre
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3:52pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Epsom Saint says...

george chivers wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote: That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire
Good shout! He's in. Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.
The guy we had on loan from Reading. An Irish international. We lost to Palace at home on his debut. Scowcroft got a hat trick. He was marking him. Couldn't make up his mind whether to kick the ball or head it. Did nothing. Ended up at Brentford. Now gone to Stockport?
Didn't we have a Russian about 20 years ago who we called "Getimov" because he was so bad? Can't remember his real name.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire[/p][/quote]Good shout! He's in. Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.[/p][/quote]The guy we had on loan from Reading. An Irish international. We lost to Palace at home on his debut. Scowcroft got a hat trick. He was marking him. Couldn't make up his mind whether to kick the ball or head it. Did nothing. Ended up at Brentford. Now gone to Stockport?[/p][/quote]Didn't we have a Russian about 20 years ago who we called "Getimov" because he was so bad? Can't remember his real name. Epsom Saint
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3:53pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Gavin Strachan . . . did he ever come?
What about Paul Sturrocks son . . .did we sign him either? or where they always rumours?
Gavin Strachan . . . did he ever come? What about Paul Sturrocks son . . .did we sign him either? or where they always rumours? Dino-Saw-Us
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3:53pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Gavin Strachan . . . did he ever come?
What about Paul Sturrocks son . . .did we sign him either? or where they always rumours?
Gavin Strachan . . . did he ever come? What about Paul Sturrocks son . . .did we sign him either? or where they always rumours? Dino-Saw-Us
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3:55pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Alan Bennett is the shocking CB he had a mare next game against Pboro in the cup aswell I think
Alan Bennett is the shocking CB he had a mare next game against Pboro in the cup aswell I think SO50 Saint
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3:55pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SO50 Saint says...

Alan Bennett is the shocking CB he had a mare next game against Pboro in the cup aswell I think
Alan Bennett is the shocking CB he had a mare next game against Pboro in the cup aswell I think SO50 Saint
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3:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Epsom Saint says...

Epsom Saint wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote: That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire
Good shout! He's in. Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.
The guy we had on loan from Reading. An Irish international. We lost to Palace at home on his debut. Scowcroft got a hat trick. He was marking him. Couldn't make up his mind whether to kick the ball or head it. Did nothing. Ended up at Brentford. Now gone to Stockport?
Didn't we have a Russian about 20 years ago who we called "Getimov" because he was so bad? Can't remember his real name.
Gotimov!!!!

But he was signed in 1990, so more than 20 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Epsom Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: That CB vacancy has to go to Olly Lancashire[/p][/quote]Good shout! He's in. Still need another CB, though, I think. Maybe we could move Wright to CB and bring on ...... well any of them .... at right back. Lee Molyneux? Was he left back or right back? Left, wasn't it? If so, it would have to be close between him and Todd.[/p][/quote]The guy we had on loan from Reading. An Irish international. We lost to Palace at home on his debut. Scowcroft got a hat trick. He was marking him. Couldn't make up his mind whether to kick the ball or head it. Did nothing. Ended up at Brentford. Now gone to Stockport?[/p][/quote]Didn't we have a Russian about 20 years ago who we called "Getimov" because he was so bad? Can't remember his real name.[/p][/quote]Gotimov!!!! But he was signed in 1990, so more than 20 years ago. Epsom Saint
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4:01pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Barcelona Saint says...

Yeah, Gotsmanov
Yeah, Gotsmanov Barcelona Saint
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4:04pm Thu 23 Aug 12

arm chair fan says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
SO50 Saint wrote:
Two words: Paul Wotton.
Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!”

How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport
That's the guy I've been struggling to remember the name of; 'tiny Todd'. He came with Dave and Paul Jones.

How many of us ever saw him play? He probably played one game for every inch over 5' he stood.
think its harsh to include wotton and lancashire in this list as they were only journey men signed on the cheap after relagation, where as the others had asperations of being top flight players! can you imagine some of those just listed sighning tomorrow !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Two words: Paul Wotton. Fantastic... Challenges my Jermaine Wright that one!” How about Lee Todd think that's the name of the LB that Dave Jones signed from Stockport[/p][/quote]That's the guy I've been struggling to remember the name of; 'tiny Todd'. He came with Dave and Paul Jones. How many of us ever saw him play? He probably played one game for every inch over 5' he stood.[/p][/quote]think its harsh to include wotton and lancashire in this list as they were only journey men signed on the cheap after relagation, where as the others had asperations of being top flight players! can you imagine some of those just listed sighning tomorrow !!!! arm chair fan
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4:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

saints-alive says...

Frankie Bennett. Played a few games and then we sold him for £3000 to Bristol Rovers. And that was overpriced.
Frankie Bennett. Played a few games and then we sold him for £3000 to Bristol Rovers. And that was overpriced. saints-alive
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4:18pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Olly Lancashire wasn't really a journey man, He was a youth player that came up through the ranks, unless im very much mistaken . . . unfortunatly he just didnt make the grade, even at L1 level.
Olly Lancashire wasn't really a journey man, He was a youth player that came up through the ranks, unless im very much mistaken . . . unfortunatly he just didnt make the grade, even at L1 level. Dino-Saw-Us
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4:18pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Hobson82 says...

I've been thinking about this Ramirez bid, I reckon for £12 million with Puncheon or De Ridder or both thrown in as part of the deal we could probably get Matt Phillips and Tom Ince. I would be happy that.
I've been thinking about this Ramirez bid, I reckon for £12 million with Puncheon or De Ridder or both thrown in as part of the deal we could probably get Matt Phillips and Tom Ince. I would be happy that. Hobson82
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4:21pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Some relly good shouts since I left to actually DO some work.

N'Gussen, yes .... and, Frankie Bennett, of course. And, yes, it was Mark Paul (or was it Lyndsey de Paul?) who came from Kings Lynn. So, who was David Lee?

Okay, Wootten and Ollie did their best, can we find others?

Gosmanov? I sort of remember him. Was he one of two Russians who came together. I seem to think one was okay but never got a shout. Didn't one or other go to Brighton?

Alan Bennett played for Saints? Well bless my little cotton socks, Rupert!

Tony Curran? Winger: Another with Brian May hair, but a scouse tash. Ran down the wing with OR WITHOUT the ball, often crossed the ball - always hit Archers Road, BUT, scored the winner against Leeds in the League Cup Semi-Final second leg in '79. From memory, he picked the ball up in the goal area, turned on a sixpence (away from goal - naturally) and then took so long to actually shoot that both sides made a substitution whilst he dithered. But, the ball eventually rolled over the line, so he should be thanked for that. Was sold to Wednesday soon after.
Some relly good shouts since I left to actually DO some work. N'Gussen, yes .... and, Frankie Bennett, of course. And, yes, it was Mark Paul (or was it Lyndsey de Paul?) who came from Kings Lynn. So, who was David Lee? Okay, Wootten and Ollie did their best, can we find others? Gosmanov? I sort of remember him. Was he one of two Russians who came together. I seem to think one was okay but never got a shout. Didn't one or other go to Brighton? Alan Bennett played for Saints? Well bless my little cotton socks, Rupert! Tony Curran? Winger: Another with Brian May hair, but a scouse tash. Ran down the wing with OR WITHOUT the ball, often crossed the ball - always hit Archers Road, BUT, scored the winner against Leeds in the League Cup Semi-Final second leg in '79. From memory, he picked the ball up in the goal area, turned on a sixpence (away from goal - naturally) and then took so long to actually shoot that both sides made a substitution whilst he dithered. But, the ball eventually rolled over the line, so he should be thanked for that. Was sold to Wednesday soon after. Strasbourg Saint
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4:23pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Barcelona Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
Vignal, Bignall and anyone that ends in 'all!!
Bignall's a must!
[quote][p][bold]Barcelona Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]Vignal, Bignall and anyone that ends in 'all!![/p][/quote]Bignall's a must! Strasbourg Saint
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4:26pm Thu 23 Aug 12

francey says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen

ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Callum Davenport for CB? Some one mention Van Gobbel, he looked like Frank Bruno and spent most of his time kicking people I seem to rember....
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Callum Davenport for CB? Some one mention Van Gobbel, he looked like Frank Bruno and spent most of his time kicking people I seem to rember.... francey
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4:35pm Thu 23 Aug 12

francey says...

1624:
FOOTBALL

Nigel Adkins is hopeful that Southampton will be "very active" in the transfer market before the window closes next week.

The south coast club are back in the Premier League after a seven-year absence and have brought in four new faces so far this summer, including Jay Rodriguez, Steven Davis and Nathaniel Clyne.

"It is going to be an intense week next week, I would have thought," says Adkins. "I'd like to think we are going to be very active in the window because I know how hard people working behind the scenes here at Southampton."
1624: FOOTBALL Nigel Adkins is hopeful that Southampton will be "very active" in the transfer market before the window closes next week. The south coast club are back in the Premier League after a seven-year absence and have brought in four new faces so far this summer, including Jay Rodriguez, Steven Davis and Nathaniel Clyne. "It is going to be an intense week next week, I would have thought," says Adkins. "I'd like to think we are going to be very active in the window because I know how hard people working behind the scenes here at Southampton." francey
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4:38pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

How could I forget Romain Gasmi?????

Joined on loan from Racing Strasbourg when we signed Spiderman. So, was 'literally' part of the deal that brought me here. B4st4rd!
How could I forget Romain Gasmi????? Joined on loan from Racing Strasbourg when we signed Spiderman. So, was 'literally' part of the deal that brought me here. B4st4rd! Strasbourg Saint
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4:39pm Thu 23 Aug 12

tugboat says...

Not sure who started this thread,but whoever it was,you sir should be saluted.
Its now back to true saints fans chewing the fat.
Worst saints player for me -the one and only Ali Dia,Georges nipper.Souness thought he would gamble and it didnt pay off.
Best player,only one Le Tiss.
But a great thread Im enjoying it.
Thanks boys ,a great distraction from the transfer Guff.
But no matter what,I just cant get out of my mind ,the one and only Mickey Channon doing the helicopter celebration, be nice to see a current saints player adopt it . Adam L over to you.
Not sure who started this thread,but whoever it was,you sir should be saluted. Its now back to true saints fans chewing the fat. Worst saints player for me -the one and only Ali Dia,Georges nipper.Souness thought he would gamble and it didnt pay off. Best player,only one Le Tiss. But a great thread Im enjoying it. Thanks boys ,a great distraction from the transfer Guff. But no matter what,I just cant get out of my mind ,the one and only Mickey Channon doing the helicopter celebration, be nice to see a current saints player adopt it . Adam L over to you. tugboat
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4:52pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Confucious says...

SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
On/off, on/off,on/off.
ust be a schizo in charge.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]On/off, on/off,on/off. ust be a schizo in charge. Confucious
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4:57pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
On/off, on/off,on/off.
ust be a schizo in charge.
No there isn't, you fool.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]On/off, on/off,on/off. ust be a schizo in charge.[/p][/quote]No there isn't, you fool. Confucious
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4:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
On/off, on/off,on/off.
ust be a schizo in charge.
No there isn't, you fool.
Yes there is - idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]On/off, on/off,on/off. ust be a schizo in charge.[/p][/quote]No there isn't, you fool.[/p][/quote]Yes there is - idiot! Confucious
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4:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

insane saint says...

Andrei Kanchelskis only played once for us and that he was sh1t that game got injured i believe
Andrei Kanchelskis only played once for us and that he was sh1t that game got injured i believe insane saint
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4:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
On/off, on/off,on/off.
ust be a schizo in charge.
No there isn't, you fool.
Yes there is - idiot!
Shut it.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]On/off, on/off,on/off. ust be a schizo in charge.[/p][/quote]No there isn't, you fool.[/p][/quote]Yes there is - idiot![/p][/quote]Shut it. Confucious
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4:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

JohnItaly says...

Hobson82 wrote:
I've been thinking about this Ramirez bid, I reckon for £12 million with Puncheon or De Ridder or both thrown in as part of the deal we could probably get Matt Phillips and Tom Ince. I would be happy that.
Have to be quick. According to Sky Swansea have inquired about Tom Ince.
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: I've been thinking about this Ramirez bid, I reckon for £12 million with Puncheon or De Ridder or both thrown in as part of the deal we could probably get Matt Phillips and Tom Ince. I would be happy that.[/p][/quote]Have to be quick. According to Sky Swansea have inquired about Tom Ince. JohnItaly
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5:03pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

Tugboat - I salute you.!!
It's time we admitted that chewing the fat is the prime of objective of these threads.

I still think Mick Channon was our best player. He couldnt juggle like Le Tiss but he kept his place in the England team as a division 2 player. He oozed class, worked hard and was simply a natural goalscorer. He was also a lot of fun and his attitude to life always made me smile. Look at him now, still got more wit and insight than most of the TV panels added together.

... and is there any more news about Ramirez or is that truly dead in tne water? I doubt that any UK (or overseas) bank is going to guarantee any football clubs future payments. So that was never going to happen, but there are many other ways to guarantee future payments and Cortese would know this as an ex banker.

Bologna are looking to get finance based on future income. There is a global banking crisis and that is a high risk transaction. They wont get bank support but could get it on commercial markets on an intercompany basis. But that costs more, a lot more, in fees. What is certain is that if the deal falls through they will still need the money and will have an asset they can't sell. They are losing a lot more than we will so Cortese is doing the right thing here .. as usual.

Someone said the deal was back on earlier.. I can't find that on eurosport .. so what's happening?
Tugboat - I salute you.!! It's time we admitted that chewing the fat is the prime of objective of these threads. I still think Mick Channon was our best player. He couldnt juggle like Le Tiss but he kept his place in the England team as a division 2 player. He oozed class, worked hard and was simply a natural goalscorer. He was also a lot of fun and his attitude to life always made me smile. Look at him now, still got more wit and insight than most of the TV panels added together. ... and is there any more news about Ramirez or is that truly dead in tne water? I doubt that any UK (or overseas) bank is going to guarantee any football clubs future payments. So that was never going to happen, but there are many other ways to guarantee future payments and Cortese would know this as an ex banker. Bologna are looking to get finance based on future income. There is a global banking crisis and that is a high risk transaction. They wont get bank support but could get it on commercial markets on an intercompany basis. But that costs more, a lot more, in fees. What is certain is that if the deal falls through they will still need the money and will have an asset they can't sell. They are losing a lot more than we will so Cortese is doing the right thing here .. as usual. Someone said the deal was back on earlier.. I can't find that on eurosport .. so what's happening? Alicesdad
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5:05pm Thu 23 Aug 12

steveyot says...

1. Tommy Forecast
2. Stephen O'Halloran
3. Lee Molyeux
4. Romain Gasmi
5. Alledine Yahia
6. Lucien Mettomo
7. Anthony Pulis
8. Nicholas Bignall
9. Ali Dia
10. Marcelo Tajero
11. Federico Arias
1. Tommy Forecast 2. Stephen O'Halloran 3. Lee Molyeux 4. Romain Gasmi 5. Alledine Yahia 6. Lucien Mettomo 7. Anthony Pulis 8. Nicholas Bignall 9. Ali Dia 10. Marcelo Tajero 11. Federico Arias steveyot
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5:05pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
SaintsFTW wrote:
Just an update if anyones interested...

According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money!
On/off, on/off,on/off.
ust be a schizo in charge.
No there isn't, you fool.
Yes there is - idiot!
Shut it.
Wow we have stereo personality on a the Echo website. A technological first. I salute you both.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsFTW[/bold] wrote: Just an update if anyones interested... According to Eurosport the deal has been agreed finally, early this afternoon. It appears that Bologna have now made their own financial arrangements to coincide with the transfer. I suspect that the statement by Ramirez's agent was perhaps a bit of motivation to both sides to sort themselves out. Bologna need this money![/p][/quote]On/off, on/off,on/off. ust be a schizo in charge.[/p][/quote]No there isn't, you fool.[/p][/quote]Yes there is - idiot![/p][/quote]Shut it.[/p][/quote]Wow we have stereo personality on a the Echo website. A technological first. I salute you both. Alicesdad
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5:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

insane saint wrote:
Andrei Kanchelskis only played once for us and that he was sh1t that game got injured i believe
another good call. Never understood why he was brought. The kind of deal that helped wreck the finances.

It's why I'd prefer to be doing what we are doing than what the likes of QPR, Swansea and Reading are doing - buying in bulk.

(Confucious, we might be on/off on/off, but those above are more, in/out in/out ...... it's the hokey-cokey transfer philosophy and doesn't guarantee success.)

P.S. Confucious, please can you share this with Confucious? I wouldn't want him to miss out.
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: Andrei Kanchelskis only played once for us and that he was sh1t that game got injured i believe[/p][/quote]another good call. Never understood why he was brought. The kind of deal that helped wreck the finances. It's why I'd prefer to be doing what we are doing than what the likes of QPR, Swansea and Reading are doing - buying in bulk. (Confucious, we might be on/off on/off, but those above are more, in/out in/out ...... it's the hokey-cokey transfer philosophy and doesn't guarantee success.) P.S. Confucious, please can you share this with Confucious? I wouldn't want him to miss out. Strasbourg Saint
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5:10pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

As soon as I get home I'm going to ask my cat what he thinks. It's about time his unique wisdom was called upon.
As soon as I get home I'm going to ask my cat what he thinks. It's about time his unique wisdom was called upon. Alicesdad
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5:12pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

steveyot wrote:
1. Tommy Forecast
2. Stephen O'Halloran
3. Lee Molyeux
4. Romain Gasmi
5. Alledine Yahia
6. Lucien Mettomo
7. Anthony Pulis
8. Nicholas Bignall
9. Ali Dia
10. Marcelo Tajero
11. Federico Arias
That's a good line up. How did we all fail to include Tommy? Short-term memory lose or something.

This eleven is so 'good', it's almost guaranteed to lose to the current skates 'tampon' eleven ------ needs replacing every month!
[quote][p][bold]steveyot[/bold] wrote: 1. Tommy Forecast 2. Stephen O'Halloran 3. Lee Molyeux 4. Romain Gasmi 5. Alledine Yahia 6. Lucien Mettomo 7. Anthony Pulis 8. Nicholas Bignall 9. Ali Dia 10. Marcelo Tajero 11. Federico Arias[/p][/quote]That's a good line up. How did we all fail to include Tommy? Short-term memory lose or something. This eleven is so 'good', it's almost guaranteed to lose to the current skates 'tampon' eleven ------ needs replacing every month! Strasbourg Saint
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5:14pm Thu 23 Aug 12

george chivers says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
Alan Bennett is the shocking CB he had a mare next game against Pboro in the cup aswell I think
Correct. And he is still playing.
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: Alan Bennett is the shocking CB he had a mare next game against Pboro in the cup aswell I think[/p][/quote]Correct. And he is still playing. george chivers
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5:23pm Thu 23 Aug 12

saint, says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen


ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)
Branfoot era. He has to be the manager!!
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)[/p][/quote]Branfoot era. He has to be the manager!! saint,
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5:23pm Thu 23 Aug 12

tugboat says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Tugboat - I salute you.!!
It's time we admitted that chewing the fat is the prime of objective of these threads.

I still think Mick Channon was our best player. He couldnt juggle like Le Tiss but he kept his place in the England team as a division 2 player. He oozed class, worked hard and was simply a natural goalscorer. He was also a lot of fun and his attitude to life always made me smile. Look at him now, still got more wit and insight than most of the TV panels added together.

... and is there any more news about Ramirez or is that truly dead in tne water? I doubt that any UK (or overseas) bank is going to guarantee any football clubs future payments. So that was never going to happen, but there are many other ways to guarantee future payments and Cortese would know this as an ex banker.

Bologna are looking to get finance based on future income. There is a global banking crisis and that is a high risk transaction. They wont get bank support but could get it on commercial markets on an intercompany basis. But that costs more, a lot more, in fees. What is certain is that if the deal falls through they will still need the money and will have an asset they can't sell. They are losing a lot more than we will so Cortese is doing the right thing here .. as usual.

Someone said the deal was back on earlier.. I can't find that on eurosport .. so what's happening?
I errrrrrd that saints had told boolgnaise,you have 24 hours to get it nailed down. Apparently,and this is only rumour(what isnt) is that the don told bolognaise,that if you dont get the bank funding in 24 hours take a hike.
Just to clarify, if boolgnaise cant get a bank loan now ,in lieu of saints future payments due then the deal is orf(correct spelling)
Bolognaise need the dosh NOW,but saints have negotiated (and righly so) a normal agreement whereby we pay for the player by instalments-but they are strapped for cash so have to go to the italian banks for funding ,whilst waiting for the saints payments to roll in.The Italian bank manager wouldnt lend to his mother at the moment-hence the delay-not dead -just treading water.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Tugboat - I salute you.!! It's time we admitted that chewing the fat is the prime of objective of these threads. I still think Mick Channon was our best player. He couldnt juggle like Le Tiss but he kept his place in the England team as a division 2 player. He oozed class, worked hard and was simply a natural goalscorer. He was also a lot of fun and his attitude to life always made me smile. Look at him now, still got more wit and insight than most of the TV panels added together. ... and is there any more news about Ramirez or is that truly dead in tne water? I doubt that any UK (or overseas) bank is going to guarantee any football clubs future payments. So that was never going to happen, but there are many other ways to guarantee future payments and Cortese would know this as an ex banker. Bologna are looking to get finance based on future income. There is a global banking crisis and that is a high risk transaction. They wont get bank support but could get it on commercial markets on an intercompany basis. But that costs more, a lot more, in fees. What is certain is that if the deal falls through they will still need the money and will have an asset they can't sell. They are losing a lot more than we will so Cortese is doing the right thing here .. as usual. Someone said the deal was back on earlier.. I can't find that on eurosport .. so what's happening?[/p][/quote]I errrrrrd that saints had told boolgnaise,you have 24 hours to get it nailed down. Apparently,and this is only rumour(what isnt) is that the don told bolognaise,that if you dont get the bank funding in 24 hours take a hike. Just to clarify, if boolgnaise cant get a bank loan now ,in lieu of saints future payments due then the deal is orf(correct spelling) Bolognaise need the dosh NOW,but saints have negotiated (and righly so) a normal agreement whereby we pay for the player by instalments-but they are strapped for cash so have to go to the italian banks for funding ,whilst waiting for the saints payments to roll in.The Italian bank manager wouldnt lend to his mother at the moment-hence the delay-not dead -just treading water. tugboat
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5:35pm Thu 23 Aug 12

jonny-shuttle says...

its dead. lets move on
its dead. lets move on jonny-shuttle
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5:45pm Thu 23 Aug 12

tugboat says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
its dead. lets move on
you could be right-you could be wrong.
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: its dead. lets move on[/p][/quote]you could be right-you could be wrong. tugboat
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5:46pm Thu 23 Aug 12

saint, says...

saint, wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen



ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)
Branfoot era. He has to be the manager!!
What a horrible memory. Hurlock and Peter Reid in the center of midfield, we had become a nasty team full of kickers with no skill.
Also wasn't that when Le Tissier was dropped to the reserves and there was that footage of Dave Merrington screaming at him to run up and down the line? Urgh, makes me count my lucky stars that we have ended up where we are now!!! COYR!!!!
[quote][p][bold]saint,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)[/p][/quote]Branfoot era. He has to be the manager!![/p][/quote]What a horrible memory. Hurlock and Peter Reid in the center of midfield, we had become a nasty team full of kickers with no skill. Also wasn't that when Le Tissier was dropped to the reserves and there was that footage of Dave Merrington screaming at him to run up and down the line? Urgh, makes me count my lucky stars that we have ended up where we are now!!! COYR!!!! saint,
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6:00pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Confucious says...

Alicesdad wrote:
As soon as I get home I'm going to ask my cat what he thinks. It's about time his unique wisdom was called upon.
I met an alien while out walking Fenton my spaniel last night and it ignored me and kept asking Fenton questions.

I was very annoyed and protested but the alien told me to go away. "We've studied the earth." it said "We've seen Fenton leading you along the street every night. We've seen you feed him and wash him. And we've seen that you have to pick his sh!t up with a poo bag. Oh yes - it's pretty obvious who's in charge here.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: As soon as I get home I'm going to ask my cat what he thinks. It's about time his unique wisdom was called upon.[/p][/quote]I met an alien while out walking Fenton my spaniel last night and it ignored me and kept asking Fenton questions. I was very annoyed and protested but the alien told me to go away. "We've studied the earth." it said "We've seen Fenton leading you along the street every night. We've seen you feed him and wash him. And we've seen that you have to pick his sh!t up with a poo bag. Oh yes - it's pretty obvious who's in charge here. Confucious
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6:00pm Thu 23 Aug 12

randre says...

saints-alive wrote:
Frankie Bennett. Played a few games and then we sold him for £3000 to Bristol Rovers. And that was overpriced.
Yep, he was shocking. I saw him in a pub in Southport after Saints drew with Liverpool 1-1 under Dave Merrington.

Anyway, Frankie Bennett was there with Jason Dodd, Frannie Benali and a few others.... Frankie Bennet stood at the bar and had the gaul to say "I don't know why the gaffer isn't picking me more", in answer to his statement my brother said "it's because your sh1t Frankie"... I will never forget the look on his face!!
[quote][p][bold]saints-alive[/bold] wrote: Frankie Bennett. Played a few games and then we sold him for £3000 to Bristol Rovers. And that was overpriced.[/p][/quote]Yep, he was shocking. I saw him in a pub in Southport after Saints drew with Liverpool 1-1 under Dave Merrington. Anyway, Frankie Bennett was there with Jason Dodd, Frannie Benali and a few others.... Frankie Bennet stood at the bar and had the gaul to say "I don't know why the gaffer isn't picking me more", in answer to his statement my brother said "it's because your sh1t Frankie"... I will never forget the look on his face!! randre
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6:19pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

saint, wrote:
saint, wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be:
1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games
2. Stayed for at least a whole season
3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'.

Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team.

Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s)

Jermaine Wright
xx CB
xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall)
Lee Todd

Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though)
Imants Bleidelis
Paul Wootton-football-gen




ius
Cleber Chala

Gus Delgardo (if only .....)
Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns)

The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis

Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps:
Stuart Ripley
Scott Marshall? Who?
David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout.
Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in.

Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'?

So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.
Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)
Branfoot era. He has to be the manager!!
What a horrible memory. Hurlock and Peter Reid in the center of midfield, we had become a nasty team full of kickers with no skill.
Also wasn't that when Le Tissier was dropped to the reserves and there was that footage of Dave Merrington screaming at him to run up and down the line? Urgh, makes me count my lucky stars that we have ended up where we are now!!! COYR!!!!
The team/squad we've assembled would have to be managed by Branfoot, that's for sure.

Whoever else starts, I think we need a Brian May look-a-like midfield of Curran, Hurlock, Almeyda and Brian May himself. In our new red and red kit, we'd look like the 1970's Liverpool all over ........ until we started kicking the ball, of course!
[quote][p][bold]saint,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I tried to get our 'worst-ever-buys' 11 going a few days ago on a different thread. I did reckon the criteria should be: 1. Played at least once but fewer than 5 games 2. Stayed for at least a whole season 3. Failing either of the above, is called 'Ali Dia'. Adding the above-mentioned names, here's something of a team. Sandy Davies (here for ages, played in goal once in the '70s) Jermaine Wright xx CB xx CB (can't agree about Richard Hall) Lee Todd Terry Hurlock (did get us to Wembley in '79, though) Imants Bleidelis Paul Wootton-football-gen ius Cleber Chala Gus Delgardo (if only .....) Mickey Evans (if only for the sideburns) The bench has to include Ali Dia, Lee Molyneux and Pulis Others mentioned above for the bench, perhaps: Stuart Ripley Scott Marshall? Who? David Lee? Is that the one who came from Kings Lynn or something when Souness signed Beattie in pre-season? If so, good shout. Marco Almeyda rings a bell, but can't put a face to him, and there was another one around the same time; blond haired midfielder who hardly got a look in. Stig Johansen? Remember the name, where did he 'play'? So, my side lacks centre-backs ....... a bit like our present squad really.[/p][/quote]Stras, cant remember Terry Hurlock gracing the green grass of Wembley mate, that was a bit before his time :)[/p][/quote]Branfoot era. He has to be the manager!![/p][/quote]What a horrible memory. Hurlock and Peter Reid in the center of midfield, we had become a nasty team full of kickers with no skill. Also wasn't that when Le Tissier was dropped to the reserves and there was that footage of Dave Merrington screaming at him to run up and down the line? Urgh, makes me count my lucky stars that we have ended up where we are now!!! COYR!!!![/p][/quote]The team/squad we've assembled would have to be managed by Branfoot, that's for sure. Whoever else starts, I think we need a Brian May look-a-like midfield of Curran, Hurlock, Almeyda and Brian May himself. In our new red and red kit, we'd look like the 1970's Liverpool all over ........ until we started kicking the ball, of course! Strasbourg Saint
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6:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Cheapshot says...

Just seen on skysports that we're interested in Argintine midfielder Biglia...plays for that Belgian team we played in per season.
Just seen on skysports that we're interested in Argintine midfielder Biglia...plays for that Belgian team we played in per season. Cheapshot
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6:35pm Thu 23 Aug 12

warrens 76 says...

The problem with success is it becomes expected, and one wembley cup win followed by back to back promotions is success

....now reality bites, further gains and status will be achieved at a slower pace ANY attempt from here on in to buy success "a la pfc" will destroy us

....clubs with far better resources and regrettably bigger magnets for top players have been seriously damaged, LFC may never recover for example, the debt mountain behind many is a bloody avalanche waiting to happen

...so all of us lower our sights a little bit, let us cement our premiership position and build at a sensible pace..."let us move on, together united as one we shall never be defeated" etc in a Churchilian tone.
The problem with success is it becomes expected, and one wembley cup win followed by back to back promotions is success ....now reality bites, further gains and status will be achieved at a slower pace ANY attempt from here on in to buy success "a la pfc" will destroy us ....clubs with far better resources and regrettably bigger magnets for top players have been seriously damaged, LFC may never recover for example, the debt mountain behind many is a bloody avalanche waiting to happen ...so all of us lower our sights a little bit, let us cement our premiership position and build at a sensible pace..."let us move on, together united as one we shall never be defeated" etc in a Churchilian tone. warrens 76
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8:16pm Thu 23 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club. bluewhiteandred
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8:27pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
In the greater scheme of things Blue...was your cup win and dabble with the prem worth it? ...be honest Blue...don't do a "pompey owner" on me and blag it!
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]In the greater scheme of things Blue...was your cup win and dabble with the prem worth it? ...be honest Blue...don't do a "pompey owner" on me and blag it! Baddesley Bill
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8:30pm Thu 23 Aug 12

dadofmy3sons says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Severntrent wrote:
Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome
So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others?

makes sense.
Makes sense anyway, whoever wrote it.............we won't be playing them for a while !
Nice of the bloke to admit it .
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severntrent[/bold] wrote: Ladies, the below statement your getting yourselves all excited about is from one of your own: 'why don't you all ignore us and get back to supporting YOUR own cheating club. We're not going to play you again for a while so we couldnt give two sh!ts. ......' I copy pasted it off the News comments section, it is from one of your numpties, on the wind up. You're welcome[/p][/quote]So you've exhausted your limited vocabulary and have resorted to posting the hatred of others? makes sense.[/p][/quote]Makes sense anyway, whoever wrote it.............we won't be playing them for a while ! Nice of the bloke to admit it . dadofmy3sons
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8:30pm Thu 23 Aug 12

slugger says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ! slugger
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8:52pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

How about Kerry Dixon and David Speedie as the strikers in our worst XI?
How about Kerry Dixon and David Speedie as the strikers in our worst XI? Kings Lynn Saint
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8:57pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?
And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield? Kings Lynn Saint
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8:57pm Thu 23 Aug 12

WobblyCat says...

Saints should invest 12 million on the new website! Apart from the fact that it looks like my computer settings are on super size I now can't log on and it won't let me reset password. No joy phoning the ticket office so had to slope off work and go to the ground for my Wigan tickets. Don't care too much though, first home prem game for 7 years and they've just flogged Victor Moses.
Saints should invest 12 million on the new website! Apart from the fact that it looks like my computer settings are on super size I now can't log on and it won't let me reset password. No joy phoning the ticket office so had to slope off work and go to the ground for my Wigan tickets. Don't care too much though, first home prem game for 7 years and they've just flogged Victor Moses. WobblyCat
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8:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Ian Andrews in goal? Or how about Chris Woods?
Ian Andrews in goal? Or how about Chris Woods? Kings Lynn Saint
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8:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a
a bigger tw@t than before.
bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ![/p][/quote]this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a a bigger tw@t than before. bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic. angus mc coatup
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9:10pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Saints should invest 12 million on the new website! Apart from the fact that it looks like my computer settings are on super size I now can't log on and it won't let me reset password. No joy phoning the ticket office so had to slope off work and go to the ground for my Wigan tickets. Don't care too much though, first home prem game for 7 years and they've just flogged Victor Moses.
I have to admit...the OS is pretty poor imo...booking tickets is a nightmare. I can book a cinema ticket in seconds (so it can't be rocket science)...yet it takes half a lifetime to get a ticket for a footie match!
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: Saints should invest 12 million on the new website! Apart from the fact that it looks like my computer settings are on super size I now can't log on and it won't let me reset password. No joy phoning the ticket office so had to slope off work and go to the ground for my Wigan tickets. Don't care too much though, first home prem game for 7 years and they've just flogged Victor Moses.[/p][/quote]I have to admit...the OS is pretty poor imo...booking tickets is a nightmare. I can book a cinema ticket in seconds (so it can't be rocket science)...yet it takes half a lifetime to get a ticket for a footie match! Baddesley Bill
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9:11pm Thu 23 Aug 12

tugboat says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a
a bigger tw@t than before.
bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.
Did you know,pompey are the only team that start a half time talk with the words
"once upon a time".
Got to be unusual, or at the very least odd,a bit like the pompey physio checking the temperature of the drinking water on the back of his hand before giving it out,its just weird.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ![/p][/quote]this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a a bigger tw@t than before. bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.[/p][/quote]Did you know,pompey are the only team that start a half time talk with the words "once upon a time". Got to be unusual, or at the very least odd,a bit like the pompey physio checking the temperature of the drinking water on the back of his hand before giving it out,its just weird. tugboat
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9:14pm Thu 23 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years.

Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.
Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years. Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget. SaintJD
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9:21pm Thu 23 Aug 12

long memory says...

SaintJD wrote:
Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years.

Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.
In his infinite wisdom,Branfoot sold Alan Shearer,and purchased the amazing trio, Kerry Dixon,David Speedy and Perry Groves.Probably played 30 games between them.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years. Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.[/p][/quote]In his infinite wisdom,Branfoot sold Alan Shearer,and purchased the amazing trio, Kerry Dixon,David Speedy and Perry Groves.Probably played 30 games between them. long memory
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9:26pm Thu 23 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

tugboat wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a
a bigger tw@t than before.
bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.
Did you know,pompey are the only team that start a half time talk with the words
"once upon a time".
Got to be unusual, or at the very least odd,a bit like the pompey physio checking the temperature of the drinking water on the back of his hand before giving it out,its just weird.
hahaha.
you know when the players come out at the start of a game, the players are holding hands with a little kid.well in pompey's case how do they know which is which.
[quote][p][bold]tugboat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ![/p][/quote]this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a a bigger tw@t than before. bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.[/p][/quote]Did you know,pompey are the only team that start a half time talk with the words "once upon a time". Got to be unusual, or at the very least odd,a bit like the pompey physio checking the temperature of the drinking water on the back of his hand before giving it out,its just weird.[/p][/quote]hahaha. you know when the players come out at the start of a game, the players are holding hands with a little kid.well in pompey's case how do they know which is which. angus mc coatup
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9:28pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

long memory wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years.

Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.
In his infinite wisdom,Branfoot sold Alan Shearer,and purchased the amazing trio, Kerry Dixon,David Speedy and Perry Groves.Probably played 30 games between them.
Actually, that's not bad. What a lot of talented Saints that could have been ..... and wasn't!
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years. Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.[/p][/quote]In his infinite wisdom,Branfoot sold Alan Shearer,and purchased the amazing trio, Kerry Dixon,David Speedy and Perry Groves.Probably played 30 games between them.[/p][/quote]Actually, that's not bad. What a lot of talented Saints that could have been ..... and wasn't! Strasbourg Saint
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9:30pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
tugboat wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a
a bigger tw@t than before.
bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.
Did you know,pompey are the only team that start a half time talk with the words
"once upon a time".
Got to be unusual, or at the very least odd,a bit like the pompey physio checking the temperature of the drinking water on the back of his hand before giving it out,its just weird.
hahaha.
you know when the players come out at the start of a game, the players are holding hands with a little kid.well in pompey's case how do they know which is which.
I thought they started the half-time team talk with "Hey, you, yes, you there in the corner, have you met, um, this one with the gloves and green shirt yet?"
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tugboat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ![/p][/quote]this bloke is certainly a glutton for punishments is he not.every time he post something he just makes himself a a bigger tw@t than before. bluewhiteinbred give it up, your just leaving yourself open to ridicule. you lot are amusing but your attempts are, at best pathetic.[/p][/quote]Did you know,pompey are the only team that start a half time talk with the words "once upon a time". Got to be unusual, or at the very least odd,a bit like the pompey physio checking the temperature of the drinking water on the back of his hand before giving it out,its just weird.[/p][/quote]hahaha. you know when the players come out at the start of a game, the players are holding hands with a little kid.well in pompey's case how do they know which is which.[/p][/quote]I thought they started the half-time team talk with "Hey, you, yes, you there in the corner, have you met, um, this one with the gloves and green shirt yet?" Strasbourg Saint
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9:33pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
I thought the same, Slugger (well, I would!) but thought that any intelligent response would go way over the poor little skate's head.





skunts!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ![/p][/quote]I thought the same, Slugger (well, I would!) but thought that any intelligent response would go way over the poor little skate's head. skunts! Strasbourg Saint
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9:38pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?
Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road!

With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?[/p][/quote]Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road! With you on Dixson and Speedie, though. Strasbourg Saint
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9:40pm Thu 23 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes
Your Vote
Where do Saints need to strengthen?
Goalkeeper
Defenders
Central Midfield
Wings
Strikers
manager
fans
I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes Your Vote Where do Saints need to strengthen? Goalkeeper Defenders Central Midfield Wings Strikers manager fans bluewhiteandred
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9:45pm Thu 23 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes
Your Vote
Where do Saints need to strengthen?
Goalkeeper
Defenders
Central Midfield
Wings
Strikers
manager
fans
I think that you might be slightly schizophrenic.
so why don't you both f@ck off!!!
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes Your Vote Where do Saints need to strengthen? Goalkeeper Defenders Central Midfield Wings Strikers manager fans[/p][/quote]I think that you might be slightly schizophrenic. so why don't you both f@ck off!!! angus mc coatup
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9:50pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes
Your Vote
Where do Saints need to strengthen?
Goalkeeper
Defenders
Central Midfield
Wings
Strikers
manager
fans
Ridiculing useless skunts




Box ticked! :O)
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes Your Vote Where do Saints need to strengthen? Goalkeeper Defenders Central Midfield Wings Strikers manager fans[/p][/quote]Ridiculing useless skunts Box ticked! :O) Baddesley Bill
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9:51pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes
Your Vote
Where do Saints need to strengthen?
Goalkeeper
Defenders
Central Midfield
Wings
Strikers
manager
fans
Wings? Yep, strengthening clearly needed. Was never the same once Joe English and Jimmy McCullogh (RIP) left the band in 1977.

Alas, a bit late now.

Found anyone to fill your 'vacancy needed' yet?
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes Your Vote Where do Saints need to strengthen? Goalkeeper Defenders Central Midfield Wings Strikers manager fans[/p][/quote]Wings? Yep, strengthening clearly needed. Was never the same once Joe English and Jimmy McCullogh (RIP) left the band in 1977. Alas, a bit late now. Found anyone to fill your 'vacancy needed' yet? Strasbourg Saint
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9:54pm Thu 23 Aug 12

long memory says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?
Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road!

With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.
Glad someone has shown support for Gordon Hobson,especially the fact his son is a regular contributor to this site.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?[/p][/quote]Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road! With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.[/p][/quote]Glad someone has shown support for Gordon Hobson,especially the fact his son is a regular contributor to this site. long memory
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9:59pm Thu 23 Aug 12

sk119 says...

Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!!

Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha
Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!! Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha sk119
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10:06pm Thu 23 Aug 12

slugger says...

sk119 wrote:
Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!!

Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha
if only they were "paying for it" .......... the fact that they're not is why we're having so much fun ! ....... good innit .
[quote][p][bold]sk119[/bold] wrote: Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!! Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]if only they were "paying for it" .......... the fact that they're not is why we're having so much fun ! ....... good innit . slugger
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10:08pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

sk119 wrote:
Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!!

Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha
Paul Moody, yes. I happened to be at Dean Court when Fareham Town played in the FA Cup 3rd round there. He was their big hope ...... Bournemouth won 5-2 and we bought him a year or two afterwards (via or on the way to Oxford, I think).
[quote][p][bold]sk119[/bold] wrote: Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!! Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]Paul Moody, yes. I happened to be at Dean Court when Fareham Town played in the FA Cup 3rd round there. He was their big hope ...... Bournemouth won 5-2 and we bought him a year or two afterwards (via or on the way to Oxford, I think). Strasbourg Saint
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10:10pm Thu 23 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

long memory wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years.

Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.
In his infinite wisdom,Branfoot sold Alan Shearer,and purchased the amazing trio, Kerry Dixon,David Speedy and Perry Groves.Probably played 30 games between them.
branfoot bloody hell, remember those dark days.
kerry dixon! blimey seen milk turn quicker.and did anyone actually see perry groves play.
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years. Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.[/p][/quote]In his infinite wisdom,Branfoot sold Alan Shearer,and purchased the amazing trio, Kerry Dixon,David Speedy and Perry Groves.Probably played 30 games between them.[/p][/quote]branfoot bloody hell, remember those dark days. kerry dixon! blimey seen milk turn quicker.and did anyone actually see perry groves play. angus mc coatup
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10:11pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
sk119 wrote:
Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!!

Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha
Paul Moody, yes. I happened to be at Dean Court when Fareham Town played in the FA Cup 3rd round there. He was their big hope ...... Bournemouth won 5-2 and we bought him a year or two afterwards (via or on the way to Oxford, I think).
PS, I think that was the same day we lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal when our goalie (not sure which one) got injured and (I think) Colin Clarke took over in goal.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sk119[/bold] wrote: Not sure if we are talking worst saints players in premiership or just in general but what about Ian Andrews (couldnt catch a cold), Paul Moody (striker), Perry Groves!!! Good to see the muppets up the road have gone quiet on the comments now, they do seem a little bit obsessed with saints, maybe a hint of jealousy?? That was an expensive fa cup they bought especially as they are still paying for it, ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]Paul Moody, yes. I happened to be at Dean Court when Fareham Town played in the FA Cup 3rd round there. He was their big hope ...... Bournemouth won 5-2 and we bought him a year or two afterwards (via or on the way to Oxford, I think).[/p][/quote]PS, I think that was the same day we lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal when our goalie (not sure which one) got injured and (I think) Colin Clarke took over in goal. Strasbourg Saint
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10:22pm Thu 23 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9] bluewhiteandred
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10:30pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
His only weakness is that he seems never to get teams higher than runner up. I'd be more than happy to take that this year, and a place in Europe. Of course, with that experience under his belt, he'd be a manager with "top flight experience", and we could expect even better.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]His only weakness is that he seems never to get teams higher than runner up. I'd be more than happy to take that this year, and a place in Europe. Of course, with that experience under his belt, he'd be a manager with "top flight experience", and we could expect even better. Rising_Son
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10:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
and you have michael appleton!!!!
and a tiny tiny willy.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]and you have michael appleton!!!! and a tiny tiny willy. angus mc coatup
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10:32pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

Sorry, I should have said he seldom gets teams above runners up.
Sorry, I should have said he seldom gets teams above runners up. Rising_Son
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10:41pm Thu 23 Aug 12

montecristosaint says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.
Actually not so they are so strapped for cash that they are looking to get a replacement on loan.I ar gee this deal is still very alive so much time has been invested in it for Saints to just walk away but they will need to either pay cash to trump Inter or pay more than 9m up front with another 2m in add ons to outbid Inter to secure the player er NC will have nothing to show for his efforts
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.[/p][/quote]Actually not so they are so strapped for cash that they are looking to get a replacement on loan.I ar gee this deal is still very alive so much time has been invested in it for Saints to just walk away but they will need to either pay cash to trump Inter or pay more than 9m up front with another 2m in add ons to outbid Inter to secure the player er NC will have nothing to show for his efforts montecristosaint
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10:50pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

long memory wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?
Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road!

With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.
Glad someone has shown support for Gordon Hobson,especially the fact his son is a regular contributor to this site.
I apologise, I'll remove Gordon from my list. In all honesty, he played really before my time, so never really got to see him play,maybe just a habdful of games his last season.
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?[/p][/quote]Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road! With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.[/p][/quote]Glad someone has shown support for Gordon Hobson,especially the fact his son is a regular contributor to this site.[/p][/quote]I apologise, I'll remove Gordon from my list. In all honesty, he played really before my time, so never really got to see him play,maybe just a habdful of games his last season. Kings Lynn Saint
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10:57pm Thu 23 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
If we need a history lesson we will ask for it, now back to mummy she is missing you.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]If we need a history lesson we will ask for it, now back to mummy she is missing you. OSPREYSAINT
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10:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

montecristosaint wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.
Actually not so they are so strapped for cash that they are looking to get a replacement on loan.I ar gee this deal is still very alive so much time has been invested in it for Saints to just walk away but they will need to either pay cash to trump Inter or pay more than 9m up front with another 2m in add ons to outbid Inter to secure the player er NC will have nothing to show for his efforts
But isn't Inter's financial cup also not exactly overflowing? That's what I read somewhere else.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: The deal fell apart because Bologna couldn't get a loan against the payments to buy new players now to replace Gaston. Nothing to do with Saints financial clout or our ability to pay. I'm guessing he's staying put now unless something changes on their end. We move on to the next target. COYR.[/p][/quote]Actually not so they are so strapped for cash that they are looking to get a replacement on loan.I ar gee this deal is still very alive so much time has been invested in it for Saints to just walk away but they will need to either pay cash to trump Inter or pay more than 9m up front with another 2m in add ons to outbid Inter to secure the player er NC will have nothing to show for his efforts[/p][/quote]But isn't Inter's financial cup also not exactly overflowing? That's what I read somewhere else. Rising_Son
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11:00pm Thu 23 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes
Your Vote
Where do Saints need to strengthen?
Goalkeeper
Defenders
Central Midfield
Wings
Strikers
manager
fans
Why?
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: I hope all you saints ticked all the boxes Your Vote Where do Saints need to strengthen? Goalkeeper Defenders Central Midfield Wings Strikers manager fans[/p][/quote]Why? OSPREYSAINT
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11:01pm Thu 23 Aug 12

blarneysaint says...

2 of the greatest names in football we had them and after what they did in those play off matches against derby i would put them in our worst team. PELE & BEST,,
2 of the greatest names in football we had them and after what they did in those play off matches against derby i would put them in our worst team. PELE & BEST,, blarneysaint
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11:03pm Thu 23 Aug 12

saintshorse101 says...

are we not forgetting our midfield master Alan McLoughlin! he left saints in 92 and was never seen again. who knows what happened to him?
if we cut all the bridges between England and portsea island how many outboards would it take to float that horrible place away?
are we not forgetting our midfield master Alan McLoughlin! he left saints in 92 and was never seen again. who knows what happened to him? if we cut all the bridges between England and portsea island how many outboards would it take to float that horrible place away? saintshorse101
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11:08pm Thu 23 Aug 12

City Saint says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero. City Saint
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11:10pm Thu 23 Aug 12

slugger says...

City Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.
was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.[/p][/quote]was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100% slugger
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11:15pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
You need an owner.

Tick tock tick tock.....






skunt
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]You need an owner. Tick tock tick tock..... skunt Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:18pm Thu 23 Aug 12

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
You need an owner.

Tick tock tick tock.....






skunt
this is the kind of post i like , short , to the point and accurate !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]You need an owner. Tick tock tick tock..... skunt[/p][/quote]this is the kind of post i like , short , to the point and accurate ! slugger
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11:18pm Thu 23 Aug 12

City Saint says...

Worst keeper on record, and it breaks my heart to say it, was the only truly useless pole in the goal against blackpool last season: the one and only Bartman. May he reinvent himself in peace, should have been a great for us but lost the plot unexplainably when handed the league chance he waited four years for, and was never seen again in the starting 11 in the league.
Worst keeper on record, and it breaks my heart to say it, was the only truly useless pole in the goal against blackpool last season: the one and only Bartman. May he reinvent himself in peace, should have been a great for us but lost the plot unexplainably when handed the league chance he waited four years for, and was never seen again in the starting 11 in the league. City Saint
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11:21pm Thu 23 Aug 12

City Saint says...

slugger wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.
was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%
Oh yeah, that's right. MK Dons 'twas. Will always remember the moment though that the crowd in one voice ordered Barnard to take the ball to the corner flag and keep it there to end the heartburn with a few minutes to go. Great game!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.[/p][/quote]was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, that's right. MK Dons 'twas. Will always remember the moment though that the crowd in one voice ordered Barnard to take the ball to the corner flag and keep it there to end the heartburn with a few minutes to go. Great game! City Saint
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11:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Tirau Dan says...

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/t
ransfer-news/southam
pton-transfer-news-m
aya-yoshida-1276834

Incoming news from the Mirror:
17 caps for Japan. Maya Yoshida. 6ft 2in centre back subject of 2mil offer by Saints.... according to the boss of Dutch Prem Club VVV-Venlo.
http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/southam pton-transfer-news-m aya-yoshida-1276834 Incoming news from the Mirror: 17 caps for Japan. Maya Yoshida. 6ft 2in centre back subject of 2mil offer by Saints.... according to the boss of Dutch Prem Club VVV-Venlo. Tirau Dan
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12:08am Fri 24 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

Maya Yoshida was quite impressive in the Olympics. Might be a useful signing. With two Japanese players, it would almost certainly get us on tv every week in Japan. Great stuff!
Maya Yoshida was quite impressive in the Olympics. Might be a useful signing. With two Japanese players, it would almost certainly get us on tv every week in Japan. Great stuff! Rising_Son
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12:46am Fri 24 Aug 12

randre says...

SaintJD wrote:
Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years.

Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.
If ever there was a reason to stay away from signing so called Premiership experienced players then this list is it.

I remember often seeing these players and singing in my own mind "you used to be good, but now your sh1t"..
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Must be able to build a strong 'good players who were sh1te when they came to Saints' XI, past 20 years. Woods, Vennison, Le Saux, Berresford, J Redknapp, Peter Reid, Paul Allen, Mark Hughes, K Dixon, Speedie, Kevin Phillips, Rosler, I'm sure there are many I've forgotten or tried to forget.[/p][/quote]If ever there was a reason to stay away from signing so called Premiership experienced players then this list is it. I remember often seeing these players and singing in my own mind "you used to be good, but now your sh1t".. randre
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12:58am Fri 24 Aug 12

saintsupnorth says...

I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.
I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!. saintsupnorth
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1:02am Fri 24 Aug 12

randre says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
Michael Appleton


West Bromwich Albion 6 February 2011 12 February 2011 Games 1 pts 1 Win percentage 0.00

Portsmouth 10 November 2011 Games 34 Won 8 Drawn 9 Lost 17 Win Percentage 23.53

Total Managerial Record:- Games 35 / Wins 8 / Drawn 10 / Lost 17 Win percentage 22.86
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]Michael Appleton West Bromwich Albion 6 February 2011 12 February 2011 Games 1 pts 1 Win percentage 0.00 Portsmouth 10 November 2011 Games 34 Won 8 Drawn 9 Lost 17 Win Percentage 23.53 Total Managerial Record:- Games 35 / Wins 8 / Drawn 10 / Lost 17 Win percentage 22.86 randre
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1:09am Fri 24 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

saintsupnorth wrote:
I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.
this could get messi
[quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.[/p][/quote]this could get messi angus mc coatup
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1:13am Fri 24 Aug 12

saintsupnorth says...

randre wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
Michael Appleton


West Bromwich Albion 6 February 2011 12 February 2011 Games 1 pts 1 Win percentage 0.00

Portsmouth 10 November 2011 Games 34 Won 8 Drawn 9 Lost 17 Win Percentage 23.53

Total Managerial Record:- Games 35 / Wins 8 / Drawn 10 / Lost 17 Win percentage 22.86
Best Nigel Adkins Quote:

"The wheels are in motion and everyone wants to be on the bus."

Best Michael Appleton Quote:

"Any Spare change for a poor penniless Portsomouth Manager"
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]Michael Appleton West Bromwich Albion 6 February 2011 12 February 2011 Games 1 pts 1 Win percentage 0.00 Portsmouth 10 November 2011 Games 34 Won 8 Drawn 9 Lost 17 Win Percentage 23.53 Total Managerial Record:- Games 35 / Wins 8 / Drawn 10 / Lost 17 Win percentage 22.86[/p][/quote]Best Nigel Adkins Quote: "The wheels are in motion and everyone wants to be on the bus." Best Michael Appleton Quote: "Any Spare change for a poor penniless Portsomouth Manager" saintsupnorth
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1:20am Fri 24 Aug 12

saintsupnorth says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.
this could get messi
Who needs Messi when we have Lallana!!
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.[/p][/quote]this could get messi[/p][/quote]Who needs Messi when we have Lallana!! saintsupnorth
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2:36am Fri 24 Aug 12

st1halo says...

angus mc coatup says...
10:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12
and you have michael appleton!!!!
and a tiny tiny willy.”


Which one is thier manager ??????
angus mc coatup says... 10:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12 and you have michael appleton!!!! and a tiny tiny willy.” Which one is thier manager ?????? st1halo
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2:37am Fri 24 Aug 12

st1halo says...

angus mc coatup says...
10:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12
and you have michael appleton!!!!
and a tiny tiny willy.”


Which one is thier manager ??????
angus mc coatup says... 10:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12 and you have michael appleton!!!! and a tiny tiny willy.” Which one is thier manager ?????? st1halo
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4:15am Fri 24 Aug 12

Tirau Dan says...

saintsupnorth wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.
this could get messi
Who needs Messi when we have Lallana!!
Smashing player our Adam and a love Nigel's use of him central where his control and passing can do it's work.. on his couple of runs against Man C his lack of pace really showed. But he did manage to cut back and pass. It takes that extra pace to blast through behind the defender and get a shot or cross in. At the mo I think young Clyne is the only one we have with that ability but he'll be doing it from wing back. Good Lad.
[quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.[/p][/quote]this could get messi[/p][/quote]Who needs Messi when we have Lallana!![/p][/quote]Smashing player our Adam and a love Nigel's use of him central where his control and passing can do it's work.. on his couple of runs against Man C his lack of pace really showed. But he did manage to cut back and pass. It takes that extra pace to blast through behind the defender and get a shot or cross in. At the mo I think young Clyne is the only one we have with that ability but he'll be doing it from wing back. Good Lad. Tirau Dan
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6:31am Fri 24 Aug 12

White and red till dead says...

slugger wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
vacancy required
A top class European player required
must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.
"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me !
"vacancy required" sounds like an advertisement for Portsmouth supporters...
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: vacancy required A top class European player required must have played for their national side and with a club that has won many trophies. As a club who has won nothing since 1976 we have the desire to become a big club.[/p][/quote]"vacancy required" ???? .......... the lack of intellect never ceases to amaze me ![/p][/quote]"vacancy required" sounds like an advertisement for Portsmouth supporters... White and red till dead
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6:32am Fri 24 Aug 12

Velleity says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight
experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have

NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager
Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95
Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07
League One play-off winners 2008–09
Football League Trophy runners-up 2009
Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11
Championship runners-up 2011–12

Individual
League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United
League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton
Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
It's Adkins.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]It's Adkins. Velleity
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7:40am Fri 24 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

City Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.
was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%
Oh yeah, that's right. MK Dons 'twas. Will always remember the moment though that the crowd in one voice ordered Barnard to take the ball to the corner flag and keep it there to end the heartburn with a few minutes to go. Great game!
Didn't it end 2-2? Two down, on came Johnny, 15-minute hero, final whistle.

It all seems sooooooooooooooooo long ago now.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.[/p][/quote]was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, that's right. MK Dons 'twas. Will always remember the moment though that the crowd in one voice ordered Barnard to take the ball to the corner flag and keep it there to end the heartburn with a few minutes to go. Great game![/p][/quote]Didn't it end 2-2? Two down, on came Johnny, 15-minute hero, final whistle. It all seems sooooooooooooooooo long ago now. Strasbourg Saint
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7:42am Fri 24 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.
this could get messi
Very good!
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: I have seen a small Mention regarding a Player in Spain, Apparently been closely guarded and been played down over there by various parties concerned. Some fans of the club have heard Saints been mentioned and linked to the player but its been kept very private. Which sounds like NA and NC style. If the rumours are correct this player will be massive for us. Not gonna say anymore cause once the cat is out of the bag, siginings seem to go wrong!!!.[/p][/quote]this could get messi[/p][/quote]Very good! Strasbourg Saint
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8:01am Fri 24 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
long memory wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?
Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road!

With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.
Glad someone has shown support for Gordon Hobson,especially the fact his son is a regular contributor to this site.
I apologise, I'll remove Gordon from my list. In all honesty, he played really before my time, so never really got to see him play,maybe just a habdful of games his last season.
I guess we never know who reads these threads. So, if Ali Dia's cousin is reading this, I'd just like to say that, personally, I never saw him put a foot wrong.

As for Gordon Hobson, his signing shows how times have changed. He was one of several we plucked from relative obscurity quite late in their careers. (Think, as well, Kevin Moore or, to a lesser extent, Chris Marsden.) Those three and others stepped up and did well. In the short time since we were last in the Prem, things have moved on. No way could we dip into the lower leagues now and pick up a totally untried player in his late 20s or early 30s.

Maybe on the next thread we should start a team of 'bargain' Saints signings ........ Flowers, Marsden, Pahars ......
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: And he may be outside the 20 year limit, but Gordon Hobson in midfield?[/p][/quote]Gordon Hobson? No way, he's a legend! He bagged a hatrick at Maine Road! With you on Dixson and Speedie, though.[/p][/quote]Glad someone has shown support for Gordon Hobson,especially the fact his son is a regular contributor to this site.[/p][/quote]I apologise, I'll remove Gordon from my list. In all honesty, he played really before my time, so never really got to see him play,maybe just a habdful of games his last season.[/p][/quote]I guess we never know who reads these threads. So, if Ali Dia's cousin is reading this, I'd just like to say that, personally, I never saw him put a foot wrong. As for Gordon Hobson, his signing shows how times have changed. He was one of several we plucked from relative obscurity quite late in their careers. (Think, as well, Kevin Moore or, to a lesser extent, Chris Marsden.) Those three and others stepped up and did well. In the short time since we were last in the Prem, things have moved on. No way could we dip into the lower leagues now and pick up a totally untried player in his late 20s or early 30s. Maybe on the next thread we should start a team of 'bargain' Saints signings ........ Flowers, Marsden, Pahars ...... Strasbourg Saint
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8:57am Fri 24 Aug 12

City Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
City Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte
"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.
was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%
Oh yeah, that's right. MK Dons 'twas. Will always remember the moment though that the crowd in one voice ordered Barnard to take the ball to the corner flag and keep it there to end the heartburn with a few minutes to go. Great game!
Didn't it end 2-2? Two down, on came Johnny, 15-minute hero, final whistle. It all seems sooooooooooooooooo long ago now.
Ha, that got me really wondering if I just had too many beers after that one and totally forgot everything. A quick check back shows it was 3-2, as sweet as I remembered (even after the celebrations), with forte scoring in the 66th and 67th minutes (just three minutes after coming on for Chaplow) before Barney made it 3-2. But what I most wanted to add here is that when I looked back at saints-mk dons games, I turned up a video of YouTube Of saints beating the dons on March 20, 2010 3-0, which features one of the most spectacular rickeee goals I've seen. In from the half-way line, beck ham style, for the third goal. Sweet memories.... If only the dons were in the prem we'd be sure of at least six points this season, given how we dominated them in the lower leagues.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: Danny N'Guessen Jonathon Forte[/p][/quote]"keep 'EM" nguessen was top of my list, currently making friends and influencing people at Millwall. Jonathan Forte will forever be a legend in my book for the brace against charlton that won the legue one home tie 3-2 and in my opinion ignited the run to the premiership by starting our longest ever home unbeaten stretch. Forte was a genius for 15 minutes that changed our fortunes forever. Unsung hero.[/p][/quote]was against mk dons , apart from that i agree 100%[/p][/quote]Oh yeah, that's right. MK Dons 'twas. Will always remember the moment though that the crowd in one voice ordered Barnard to take the ball to the corner flag and keep it there to end the heartburn with a few minutes to go. Great game![/p][/quote]Didn't it end 2-2? Two down, on came Johnny, 15-minute hero, final whistle. It all seems sooooooooooooooooo long ago now.[/p][/quote]Ha, that got me really wondering if I just had too many beers after that one and totally forgot everything. A quick check back shows it was 3-2, as sweet as I remembered (even after the celebrations), with forte scoring in the 66th and 67th minutes (just three minutes after coming on for Chaplow) before Barney made it 3-2. But what I most wanted to add here is that when I looked back at saints-mk dons games, I turned up a video of YouTube Of saints beating the dons on March 20, 2010 3-0, which features one of the most spectacular rickeee goals I've seen. In from the half-way line, beck ham style, for the third goal. Sweet memories.... If only the dons were in the prem we'd be sure of at least six points this season, given how we dominated them in the lower leagues. City Saint
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8:58am Fri 24 Aug 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton
You seem to love posting stuff that lets me shoot you down in flames.
fine by me.

Ok so what I'm looking at is the record of a Physio who decided to give management a try and, actually, has turned it into a bit of a success by all accounts.

I've never really looked at what NA did in the past so thank you for collating this information for me. Looks pretty good from where I'm sitting.

And remember - every great manager starts somewhere. Fergie, Moyes, AVB, Wenger - all of them started somewhere. All of them experienced success and disappointment on the way to the top. All of them now experience great wins and great losses.
This is all part of Premier League life. You wouldn't know because you weren't in the top flight long enough to experience it. As Saints fans, we know what it's about so this is merely a return to the top flight for us since, after all, let us not forget that Southampton FC are one of the original Premier League teams.

Of course there's no knowing what Mr Appleton will achieve. In fact I do have a grudging respect for him sticking it out down there in League One. Of course whether he will be able to achieve anything with no money and players on month long loans will be interesting to watch. It's a pretty adverse situation to be working in - but thats what you get when the FL allow a club to enter administration so many times, allow it to continue playing when it's got no players and allow it to keep running up debts that cannot be paid which only harms the community it is part of.

I digress.
You would love to have a manager of NA's quality and belief running your club. You might have in Mr Appleton. Time will tell.
Until then you keep posting your weak wristed, patethic attempts to try and prove that your bust club are somehow better than us.
Oh and I note your repeated comments regarding cup wins. Thats fine if you want to keep saying that, however cup wins don't pay the bills. I don't think I need to quote an example of why a cup win doesn't pay the bills.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: You need a manager who has top flight experience , and top player signings from uk and world you have NIGEL ATKINS ?As a manager Bangor City League of Wales: 1993–94, 1994–95 Scunthorpe United League One champions: 2006–07 League One play-off winners 2008–09 Football League Trophy runners-up 2009 Southampton League One runners-up: 2010–11 Championship runners-up 2011–12 [edit] Individual League One Manager of the Month February 2007 Scunthorpe United League One Manager of the Month April 2011 Southampton Winner of the final quarter of the Castrol LMA Managers' Performance table 2010-2011 season Southampton[9][/p][/quote]You seem to love posting stuff that lets me shoot you down in flames. fine by me. Ok so what I'm looking at is the record of a Physio who decided to give management a try and, actually, has turned it into a bit of a success by all accounts. I've never really looked at what NA did in the past so thank you for collating this information for me. Looks pretty good from where I'm sitting. And remember - every great manager starts somewhere. Fergie, Moyes, AVB, Wenger - all of them started somewhere. All of them experienced success and disappointment on the way to the top. All of them now experience great wins and great losses. This is all part of Premier League life. You wouldn't know because you weren't in the top flight long enough to experience it. As Saints fans, we know what it's about so this is merely a return to the top flight for us since, after all, let us not forget that Southampton FC are one of the original Premier League teams. Of course there's no knowing what Mr Appleton will achieve. In fact I do have a grudging respect for him sticking it out down there in League One. Of course whether he will be able to achieve anything with no money and players on month long loans will be interesting to watch. It's a pretty adverse situation to be working in - but thats what you get when the FL allow a club to enter administration so many times, allow it to continue playing when it's got no players and allow it to keep running up debts that cannot be paid which only harms the community it is part of. I digress. You would love to have a manager of NA's quality and belief running your club. You might have in Mr Appleton. Time will tell. Until then you keep posting your weak wristed, patethic attempts to try and prove that your bust club are somehow better than us. Oh and I note your repeated comments regarding cup wins. Thats fine if you want to keep saying that, however cup wins don't pay the bills. I don't think I need to quote an example of why a cup win doesn't pay the bills. Stroppy_gramps
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9:30pm Fri 24 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Stroppy_gramps says... thanks for your very detailed reply.
Firstly i am not interested and never wanted to compare with appleton and akins i will say if we reach the premier league and win the paint trophy on the way and did not have much luck signing premier league class players i would expect you to say its because Appletons lack experience .
i would never trade the cup or the championship win previous to the situation we are now in for premier no hopers or any other pompey fans i believe . Still no Saints top class signings another game to lose !
Stroppy_gramps says... thanks for your very detailed reply. Firstly i am not interested and never wanted to compare with appleton and akins i will say if we reach the premier league and win the paint trophy on the way and did not have much luck signing premier league class players i would expect you to say its because Appletons lack experience . i would never trade the cup or the championship win previous to the situation we are now in for premier no hopers or any other pompey fans i believe . Still no Saints top class signings another game to lose ! bluewhiteandred
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10:57pm Fri 24 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/9893315.
Hampshire_man_arrest
ed_for_abusing_footb
aller_on_Twitter/ I wonder who?
http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/9893315. Hampshire_man_arrest ed_for_abusing_footb aller_on_Twitter/ I wonder who? OSPREYSAINT
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11:52pm Fri 24 Aug 12

randre says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Stroppy_gramps says... thanks for your very detailed reply.
Firstly i am not interested and never wanted to compare with appleton and akins i will say if we reach the premier league and win the paint trophy on the way and did not have much luck signing premier league class players i would expect you to say its because Appletons lack experience .
i would never trade the cup or the championship win previous to the situation we are now in for premier no hopers or any other pompey fans i believe . Still no Saints top class signings another game to lose !
So you would sack a manager if he got you to the premier league because you gear his lack of experience would cost you. News flash, all managers gain experience over time.

For your info it is obvious that players have wanted to come to us, we have signed some god players do far in my opinion. Better than the greedy premier journeymen like Pompey went for. It is not the fault of our manager or chairman if other clubs play for a deal that we deem in workable. Luckily we have logic thought process when making signings.. But Pompey would not know anything about that!
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Stroppy_gramps says... thanks for your very detailed reply. Firstly i am not interested and never wanted to compare with appleton and akins i will say if we reach the premier league and win the paint trophy on the way and did not have much luck signing premier league class players i would expect you to say its because Appletons lack experience . i would never trade the cup or the championship win previous to the situation we are now in for premier no hopers or any other pompey fans i believe . Still no Saints top class signings another game to lose ![/p][/quote]So you would sack a manager if he got you to the premier league because you gear his lack of experience would cost you. News flash, all managers gain experience over time. For your info it is obvious that players have wanted to come to us, we have signed some god players do far in my opinion. Better than the greedy premier journeymen like Pompey went for. It is not the fault of our manager or chairman if other clubs play for a deal that we deem in workable. Luckily we have logic thought process when making signings.. But Pompey would not know anything about that! randre
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11:58pm Fri 24 Aug 12

randre says...

Fear not gear, Good not god, so fat not do far... Blooming iPhones!!
Fear not gear, Good not god, so fat not do far... Blooming iPhones!! randre
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