Sharp and Hammond depart Saints

Sharp and Hammond depart Saints

Billy Sharp

Dean Hammond

First published in Sport

Billy Sharp and Dean Hammond were surprise departures from Saints on deadline day.

As revealed online by the Daily Echo , striker Sharp moved to Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the season.

Midfielder and former skipper Hammond returned to his old club, Brighton, again on a temporary basis for the remainder of the campaign.

Sharp only joined Saints in January, in a £1.8m deal from Doncaster.

He leaves the club with an impressive record of ten goals in 18 matches, having helped them complete promotion to the Premier League .

Sharp, 26, wrote on Twitter: “I’m really sorry saints fans I’m off 2 forest 4 the season, uve been amazin to me love u all, massive thanks and gutted to be leavin.”

Minutes before the window shut, the club also announced they had sent Hammond to Championship side Brighton – the club where he began his career.

The 29-year-old, who joined Saints from Colchester in August 2009, has made 145 appearances and scored 11 goals in his time at St Mary’s.

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11:26pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Apart from Ramirez, a bit of an underwhelming day transfer-wise.

Defence still looks a bit weak - maybe we'll get a loanee in.

At least Rickie is still here.
Apart from Ramirez, a bit of an underwhelming day transfer-wise. Defence still looks a bit weak - maybe we'll get a loanee in. At least Rickie is still here. Kings Lynn Saint
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11:28pm Fri 31 Aug 12

toutlaw says...

love those guys
love those guys toutlaw
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11:28pm Fri 31 Aug 12

insane saint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Apart from Ramirez, a bit of an underwhelming day transfer-wise.

Defence still looks a bit weak - maybe we'll get a loanee in.

At least Rickie is still here.
we will be fine

together as one.

we will beat manure 2-0
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: Apart from Ramirez, a bit of an underwhelming day transfer-wise. Defence still looks a bit weak - maybe we'll get a loanee in. At least Rickie is still here.[/p][/quote]we will be fine together as one. we will beat manure 2-0 insane saint
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11:31pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

When does the loan window open? Perhaps we'll sign a LB and another CB on loan then?
When does the loan window open? Perhaps we'll sign a LB and another CB on loan then? Kings Lynn Saint
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11:35pm Fri 31 Aug 12

george chivers says...

Who's making the decisions about the players we bring in and who we let go?

Adkins or Cortese?

Sorry to see Billy Sharp go.

We are still light in defence.

COYR
Who's making the decisions about the players we bring in and who we let go? Adkins or Cortese? Sorry to see Billy Sharp go. We are still light in defence. COYR george chivers
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11:35pm Fri 31 Aug 12

upwherewebelong says...

I'm shocked and very disappointed in NA for getting rid of Billy Sharp. I hope this stupid and ill thought out decision doesn't come back to haunt him. I wish Billy all the best and hope he proves NA to be wrong and comes back next year
I'm shocked and very disappointed in NA for getting rid of Billy Sharp. I hope this stupid and ill thought out decision doesn't come back to haunt him. I wish Billy all the best and hope he proves NA to be wrong and comes back next year upwherewebelong
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11:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

ElliotP says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
When does the loan window open? Perhaps we'll sign a LB and another CB on loan then?
I'm afraid the loan window isn't available for the Premier League. Maybe we got something done before the 11pm deadline and it hasn't gone through as of yet. If not we have to wait until January to strengthen further!
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: When does the loan window open? Perhaps we'll sign a LB and another CB on loan then?[/p][/quote]I'm afraid the loan window isn't available for the Premier League. Maybe we got something done before the 11pm deadline and it hasn't gone through as of yet. If not we have to wait until January to strengthen further! ElliotP
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11:47pm Fri 31 Aug 12

wizard says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
I'm shocked and very disappointed in NA for getting rid of Billy Sharp. I hope this stupid and ill thought out decision doesn't come back to haunt him. I wish Billy all the best and hope he proves NA to be wrong and comes back next year
I didnt want to see him go but i thought it was painfully obvious he isnt prem quality! far too slow for my liking
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I'm shocked and very disappointed in NA for getting rid of Billy Sharp. I hope this stupid and ill thought out decision doesn't come back to haunt him. I wish Billy all the best and hope he proves NA to be wrong and comes back next year[/p][/quote]I didnt want to see him go but i thought it was painfully obvious he isnt prem quality! far too slow for my liking wizard
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11:48pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

ElliotP wrote:
Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
When does the loan window open? Perhaps we'll sign a LB and another CB on loan then?
I'm afraid the loan window isn't available for the Premier League. Maybe we got something done before the 11pm deadline and it hasn't gone through as of yet. If not we have to wait until January to strengthen further!
That's a fair point. Here's hoping other deals as you say were done before 11 but not registered yet - NA did seem to imply of further players in.

Still, if not, it's been a very good window
[quote][p][bold]ElliotP[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: When does the loan window open? Perhaps we'll sign a LB and another CB on loan then?[/p][/quote]I'm afraid the loan window isn't available for the Premier League. Maybe we got something done before the 11pm deadline and it hasn't gone through as of yet. If not we have to wait until January to strengthen further![/p][/quote]That's a fair point. Here's hoping other deals as you say were done before 11 but not registered yet - NA did seem to imply of further players in. Still, if not, it's been a very good window Kings Lynn Saint
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11:49pm Fri 31 Aug 12

indorsaint says...

Thanks deano you led us back to this crazy world. All the best for your future
Thanks deano you led us back to this crazy world. All the best for your future indorsaint
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11:54pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub.
Hammond is not a surprise.
Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday???
COYRs
Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub. Hammond is not a surprise. Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday??? COYRs Norwegian Saint
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11:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

According to official Saints facebook page - NO MORE SIGNINGS!!!!
According to official Saints facebook page - NO MORE SIGNINGS!!!! Kings Lynn Saint
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11:57pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub.
Hammond is not a surprise.
Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday???
COYRs
Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub. Hammond is not a surprise. Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday??? COYRs[/p][/quote]Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday. Kings Lynn Saint
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11:58pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub.
Hammond is not a surprise.
Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday???
COYRs
Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub. Hammond is not a surprise. Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday??? COYRs[/p][/quote]Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday. Kings Lynn Saint
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11:58pm Fri 31 Aug 12

indorsaint says...

Thanks deano you led us back to this crazy world. All the best for your future
Thanks deano you led us back to this crazy world. All the best for your future indorsaint
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11:58pm Fri 31 Aug 12

indorsaint says...

Thanks deano you led us back to this crazy world. All the best for your future
Thanks deano you led us back to this crazy world. All the best for your future indorsaint
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12:25am Sat 1 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Dean Hammond, sorry to see you go.

But we have to grow.

So.

Cheerio.
Dean Hammond, sorry to see you go. But we have to grow. So. Cheerio. City Saint
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12:27am Sat 1 Sep 12

Jannersaint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub.
Hammond is not a surprise.
Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday???
COYRs
Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.
You know that for sure? When he was announced and when signed are two different things. Here's hoping.

I'm very surprised by the negativity here. We've signed the best young English RB in Clyne. A highly rated versatile striker in Rodriguez. African cup 2012 golden boot who can play wide or up front. A winger capped 9 times for the best international team in the world. Glasgow ranger captain. Japan CB and captain. We've got outstanding young players coming through that are being included. Chung is fit again too which to me seems like a new signing.

Buttner is playing Sunday. Hope he's poor and we give him hell. I think we misses out on a LB unless to be announced as the number 3 and 10 were left out.

Surprised Billy given 11 if he wasn't in plans. I love the man but he does not have the pace or physicality for the prem. He is one of those players who will always be awesome in the second tier but never quite good enough for the Prem.

I have so much faith right now. The managers earnt it.
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub. Hammond is not a surprise. Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday??? COYRs[/p][/quote]Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.[/p][/quote]You know that for sure? When he was announced and when signed are two different things. Here's hoping. I'm very surprised by the negativity here. We've signed the best young English RB in Clyne. A highly rated versatile striker in Rodriguez. African cup 2012 golden boot who can play wide or up front. A winger capped 9 times for the best international team in the world. Glasgow ranger captain. Japan CB and captain. We've got outstanding young players coming through that are being included. Chung is fit again too which to me seems like a new signing. Buttner is playing Sunday. Hope he's poor and we give him hell. I think we misses out on a LB unless to be announced as the number 3 and 10 were left out. Surprised Billy given 11 if he wasn't in plans. I love the man but he does not have the pace or physicality for the prem. He is one of those players who will always be awesome in the second tier but never quite good enough for the Prem. I have so much faith right now. The managers earnt it. Jannersaint
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12:29am Sat 1 Sep 12

Corkonian Saint says...

Massive respect due to these lads. Deano a great skipper in back to back promotion campaigns, Billy with a huge contribution in last seasons run in. I'm gutted that there is limited space on the bus...
Massive respect due to these lads. Deano a great skipper in back to back promotion campaigns, Billy with a huge contribution in last seasons run in. I'm gutted that there is limited space on the bus... Corkonian Saint
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12:37am Sat 1 Sep 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Jannersaint wrote:
Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub.
Hammond is not a surprise.
Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday???
COYRs
Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.
You know that for sure? When he was announced and when signed are two different things. Here's hoping.

I'm very surprised by the negativity here. We've signed the best young English RB in Clyne. A highly rated versatile striker in Rodriguez. African cup 2012 golden boot who can play wide or up front. A winger capped 9 times for the best international team in the world. Glasgow ranger captain. Japan CB and captain. We've got outstanding young players coming through that are being included. Chung is fit again too which to me seems like a new signing.

Buttner is playing Sunday. Hope he's poor and we give him hell. I think we misses out on a LB unless to be announced as the number 3 and 10 were left out.

Surprised Billy given 11 if he wasn't in plans. I love the man but he does not have the pace or physicality for the prem. He is one of those players who will always be awesome in the second tier but never quite good enough for the Prem.

I have so much faith right now. The managers earnt it.
I don't know for sure, I thought I read it somehere.

And I wasn't being negative - I said earlier it has been a great window, just underwhelmed with today. Judging by NA's comments, was under the impression there were a couple of defenders coming in. I still think we needed a left back.

Still, all in all, a good window and some cracking players now on the bus!
[quote][p][bold]Jannersaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub. Hammond is not a surprise. Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday??? COYRs[/p][/quote]Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.[/p][/quote]You know that for sure? When he was announced and when signed are two different things. Here's hoping. I'm very surprised by the negativity here. We've signed the best young English RB in Clyne. A highly rated versatile striker in Rodriguez. African cup 2012 golden boot who can play wide or up front. A winger capped 9 times for the best international team in the world. Glasgow ranger captain. Japan CB and captain. We've got outstanding young players coming through that are being included. Chung is fit again too which to me seems like a new signing. Buttner is playing Sunday. Hope he's poor and we give him hell. I think we misses out on a LB unless to be announced as the number 3 and 10 were left out. Surprised Billy given 11 if he wasn't in plans. I love the man but he does not have the pace or physicality for the prem. He is one of those players who will always be awesome in the second tier but never quite good enough for the Prem. I have so much faith right now. The managers earnt it.[/p][/quote]I don't know for sure, I thought I read it somehere. And I wasn't being negative - I said earlier it has been a great window, just underwhelmed with today. Judging by NA's comments, was under the impression there were a couple of defenders coming in. I still think we needed a left back. Still, all in all, a good window and some cracking players now on the bus! Kings Lynn Saint
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12:37am Sat 1 Sep 12

Matt Allen says...

I really don't understand us loaning out Billy, great pre season and scored on Tuesday (I was there btw). I would have rather seen Gully out on loan as he still needs a rocket up his arse.

I can only assume Billy has fallen out with Nigel otherwise this does not make any sense.

Very confused in North London....
I really don't understand us loaning out Billy, great pre season and scored on Tuesday (I was there btw). I would have rather seen Gully out on loan as he still needs a rocket up his arse. I can only assume Billy has fallen out with Nigel otherwise this does not make any sense. Very confused in North London.... Matt Allen
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12:46am Sat 1 Sep 12

SaintinCanada says...

Awaiting Poopyfill - I haven't had my laffaminitt for the day!
Awaiting Poopyfill - I haven't had my laffaminitt for the day! SaintinCanada
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12:59am Sat 1 Sep 12

indorsaint says...

Billy not happy down here. Nothing to do with the club. He's a decent lad and wish him all the best
Billy not happy down here. Nothing to do with the club. He's a decent lad and wish him all the best indorsaint
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1:02am Sat 1 Sep 12

Jannersaint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Jannersaint wrote:
Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub.
Hammond is not a surprise.
Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday???
COYRs
Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.
You know that for sure? When he was announced and when signed are two different things. Here's hoping.

I'm very surprised by the negativity here. We've signed the best young English RB in Clyne. A highly rated versatile striker in Rodriguez. African cup 2012 golden boot who can play wide or up front. A winger capped 9 times for the best international team in the world. Glasgow ranger captain. Japan CB and captain. We've got outstanding young players coming through that are being included. Chung is fit again too which to me seems like a new signing.

Buttner is playing Sunday. Hope he's poor and we give him hell. I think we misses out on a LB unless to be announced as the number 3 and 10 were left out.

Surprised Billy given 11 if he wasn't in plans. I love the man but he does not have the pace or physicality for the prem. He is one of those players who will always be awesome in the second tier but never quite good enough for the Prem.

I have so much faith right now. The managers earnt it.
I don't know for sure, I thought I read it somehere.

And I wasn't being negative - I said earlier it has been a great window, just underwhelmed with today. Judging by NA's comments, was under the impression there were a couple of defenders coming in. I still think we needed a left back.

Still, all in all, a good window and some cracking players now on the bus!
Sorry mate, I agree with you and Norwegian. First bit in reply to you. Negativity elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jannersaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Very sad we let Billy go, think he would have been our impact sub. Hammond is not a surprise. Great to get Ramirez in, will he start Sunday??? COYRs[/p][/quote]Unfortunately not - he wasn't signed before 12 midday.[/p][/quote]You know that for sure? When he was announced and when signed are two different things. Here's hoping. I'm very surprised by the negativity here. We've signed the best young English RB in Clyne. A highly rated versatile striker in Rodriguez. African cup 2012 golden boot who can play wide or up front. A winger capped 9 times for the best international team in the world. Glasgow ranger captain. Japan CB and captain. We've got outstanding young players coming through that are being included. Chung is fit again too which to me seems like a new signing. Buttner is playing Sunday. Hope he's poor and we give him hell. I think we misses out on a LB unless to be announced as the number 3 and 10 were left out. Surprised Billy given 11 if he wasn't in plans. I love the man but he does not have the pace or physicality for the prem. He is one of those players who will always be awesome in the second tier but never quite good enough for the Prem. I have so much faith right now. The managers earnt it.[/p][/quote]I don't know for sure, I thought I read it somehere. And I wasn't being negative - I said earlier it has been a great window, just underwhelmed with today. Judging by NA's comments, was under the impression there were a couple of defenders coming in. I still think we needed a left back. Still, all in all, a good window and some cracking players now on the bus![/p][/quote]Sorry mate, I agree with you and Norwegian. First bit in reply to you. Negativity elsewhere. Jannersaint
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1:13am Sat 1 Sep 12

Saint Marcus says...

Spent £29.3m.Says it All.We have to trust.NA & NC.All the Best Billy & Dean.
Spent £29.3m.Says it All.We have to trust.NA & NC.All the Best Billy & Dean. Saint Marcus
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1:17am Sat 1 Sep 12

CEH393 says...

So sorry to see these two go out of the door :-( All i can say is us fans do not work day in day out with these guys and in Nigel and Nicola we must trust and respect their decision....... Not all will agree, but happy thoughts!
So sorry to see these two go out of the door :-( All i can say is us fans do not work day in day out with these guys and in Nigel and Nicola we must trust and respect their decision....... Not all will agree, but happy thoughts! CEH393
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2:37am Sat 1 Sep 12

Gordano Saint says...

In the fullness of time I believe most Saints fans will look back on those who left during this transfer window, be it permanently, or just on a temporary basis, such as Hammond, Harding, and albeit for a short time, Sharp, as instrumental to our side reaching the promised land of the Premier League.
Without their commitment to the cause, along with NC, NA, and St Marcus we wouldn't be looking forward to the likes of Ramirez et al gracing the St Mary's pitch this season.
So let's write their names firmly in to the proud history of this club, and should they return, welcome them back with open arms. I for one would like thank them for their efforts. Without them we probably wouldn't be here now.
In the fullness of time I believe most Saints fans will look back on those who left during this transfer window, be it permanently, or just on a temporary basis, such as Hammond, Harding, and albeit for a short time, Sharp, as instrumental to our side reaching the promised land of the Premier League. Without their commitment to the cause, along with NC, NA, and St Marcus we wouldn't be looking forward to the likes of Ramirez et al gracing the St Mary's pitch this season. So let's write their names firmly in to the proud history of this club, and should they return, welcome them back with open arms. I for one would like thank them for their efforts. Without them we probably wouldn't be here now. Gordano Saint
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4:29am Sat 1 Sep 12

Brian1 says...

Gee Football can be a tough game.Billy, Deano and Harding have given so much to the cause. They would have loved to have played in the Premiership but are deemed not quite good enough to partake in the final prize.
What a shame for them, but I think the replacements will be great . Come on you,you red and white pinstripes.
Still hope Billy will come back next year and shine for us -- but thanks guys for your contributions
Gee Football can be a tough game.Billy, Deano and Harding have given so much to the cause. They would have loved to have played in the Premiership but are deemed not quite good enough to partake in the final prize. What a shame for them, but I think the replacements will be great . Come on you,you red and white pinstripes. Still hope Billy will come back next year and shine for us -- but thanks guys for your contributions Brian1
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6:37am Sat 1 Sep 12

aldermoorboy says...

Best wishes to you Dean and Billy you were both great for Saints.
Enjoy your new future.
Best wishes to you Dean and Billy you were both great for Saints. Enjoy your new future. aldermoorboy
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7:34am Sat 1 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

2012 has been a tough year for Billy Sharp and from his comments on twitter guess it has ended in disappointment. I thank him for his contribution last season and wish him every success at Forest. I, for one, will keep a weather eye on Nottingham Forest's results and hope to see Billy's name regularly on the score sheet.
2012 has been a tough year for Billy Sharp and from his comments on twitter guess it has ended in disappointment. I thank him for his contribution last season and wish him every success at Forest. I, for one, will keep a weather eye on Nottingham Forest's results and hope to see Billy's name regularly on the score sheet. JohnItaly
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8:04am Sat 1 Sep 12

SaintMax says...

I'm gutted to see Billy go, always got on the score sheet and often a couple, good luck mate and hope to see u back. Deano has been a true servant done us proud.
Why people are negative a bout the lack of signings...? Too many and u disrupt a back to back promotion team, Kings Lynn Saint sums it up perfectly for me.
I'm gutted to see Billy go, always got on the score sheet and often a couple, good luck mate and hope to see u back. Deano has been a true servant done us proud. Why people are negative a bout the lack of signings...? Too many and u disrupt a back to back promotion team, Kings Lynn Saint sums it up perfectly for me. SaintMax
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8:19am Sat 1 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

aparantly Billy was let go on LOAN for perssonel reasons as you all should know he has had a very hard time latley
aparantly Billy was let go on LOAN for perssonel reasons as you all should know he has had a very hard time latley worried of n e hampshire
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8:24am Sat 1 Sep 12

Saintsayer II says...

Like most I am disappointed to see Billy go albeit on loan. I just felt that he was the man to pick up on loose balls around the six yard box and knock few in

Other than a covering LB we have done well in this window It certainly makes a change from seeing where are best players are off to
Like most I am disappointed to see Billy go albeit on loan. I just felt that he was the man to pick up on loose balls around the six yard box and knock few in Other than a covering LB we have done well in this window It certainly makes a change from seeing where are best players are off to Saintsayer II
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8:37am Sat 1 Sep 12

AndyAndrews says...

Footballers who can't settle "down here"? All the way from Doncaster. Not exactly Australia is it?
Footballers who can't settle "down here"? All the way from Doncaster. Not exactly Australia is it? AndyAndrews
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9:04am Sat 1 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

I would like to thank Dean for his determined way he led our team through two divisions.
He has led by example, always put in a full shift.
Very good loan for Brighton.
Billy came to Saints unfit,that said, he scorred the vital goals that made the difference at the end of last season.
His loan to Forest could give them a massive boost this season.

It appears that we have not managed to find another LB. (IMO. our biggest weakness in our team).
So many conceded goals have started from this position.
Danny Fox,now has to take a big positive from this and knuckle down to improve his defending.
Sunday will be a massive test for him i.e Nanni & Valencia if they play.

Good luck to DEAN & BILLY.

COYR.
I would like to thank Dean for his determined way he led our team through two divisions. He has led by example, always put in a full shift. Very good loan for Brighton. Billy came to Saints unfit,that said, he scorred the vital goals that made the difference at the end of last season. His loan to Forest could give them a massive boost this season. It appears that we have not managed to find another LB. (IMO. our biggest weakness in our team). So many conceded goals have started from this position. Danny Fox,now has to take a big positive from this and knuckle down to improve his defending. Sunday will be a massive test for him i.e Nanni & Valencia if they play. Good luck to DEAN & BILLY. COYR. SFCOLDBOY
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9:25am Sat 1 Sep 12

Southseachris says...

I will always associate Dean Hammond with a very happy period in Saints' history.He was a fine player for us, a good leader and a key player in getting us to where we are now - good luck Dean and hope to see you again sometime.
Billy Sharp unfortunately lacks the pace necessary to trouble Premiership defenders but could feed off the right man; we'll have to wait and see.
I will always associate Dean Hammond with a very happy period in Saints' history.He was a fine player for us, a good leader and a key player in getting us to where we are now - good luck Dean and hope to see you again sometime. Billy Sharp unfortunately lacks the pace necessary to trouble Premiership defenders but could feed off the right man; we'll have to wait and see. Southseachris
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9:40am Sat 1 Sep 12

h.smith7 says...

We just spend 29 million !!! and bought Ramirez who was wanted by massive clubs, cheers the **** up, so negative on hear, we are in the premiership :D :D :D
We just spend 29 million !!! and bought Ramirez who was wanted by massive clubs, cheers the **** up, so negative on hear, we are in the premiership :D :D :D h.smith7
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9:40am Sat 1 Sep 12

ramptonfromsouthampton says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
Footballers who can't settle "down here"? All the way from Doncaster. Not exactly Australia is it?
You do know about the sh@t this guy has had to deal with in his personal life don't you? No need for sarky comments like yours fellah.
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: Footballers who can't settle "down here"? All the way from Doncaster. Not exactly Australia is it?[/p][/quote]You do know about the sh@t this guy has had to deal with in his personal life don't you? No need for sarky comments like yours fellah. ramptonfromsouthampton
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9:55am Sat 1 Sep 12

Kings Lynn Saint says...

SaintMax wrote:
I'm gutted to see Billy go, always got on the score sheet and often a couple, good luck mate and hope to see u back. Deano has been a true servant done us proud.
Why people are negative a bout the lack of signings...? Too many and u disrupt a back to back promotion team, Kings Lynn Saint sums it up perfectly for me.
Thanks
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: I'm gutted to see Billy go, always got on the score sheet and often a couple, good luck mate and hope to see u back. Deano has been a true servant done us proud. Why people are negative a bout the lack of signings...? Too many and u disrupt a back to back promotion team, Kings Lynn Saint sums it up perfectly for me.[/p][/quote]Thanks Kings Lynn Saint
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10:15am Sat 1 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

Having just seen some video clips of GR just hope the rest of the team can keep up with his speed --- of thought.
Having just seen some video clips of GR just hope the rest of the team can keep up with his speed --- of thought. JohnItaly
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10:16am Sat 1 Sep 12

SO50 Saint says...

Good Luck to them both both great players and hope they do a decent job at their respective clubs
Good Luck to them both both great players and hope they do a decent job at their respective clubs SO50 Saint
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10:53am Sat 1 Sep 12

kissmya%% says...

ramptonfromsouthampt
on
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AndyAndrews wrote:
Footballers who can't settle "down here"? All the way from Doncaster. Not exactly Australia is it?
You do know about the sh@t this guy has had to deal with in his personal life don't you? No need for sarky comments like yours fellah.
Billy Has had a tough year , however A lot of players seem to play & adapt from there roots ie-Alan shearer is a good example & jordan rhodes who wishes to stay in the north with blackburn rather than the west ham & many more southern sides .
Anyway coys -home & away since 79 without missing a game !
[quote][p][bold]ramptonfromsouthampt on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: Footballers who can't settle "down here"? All the way from Doncaster. Not exactly Australia is it?[/p][/quote]You do know about the sh@t this guy has had to deal with in his personal life don't you? No need for sarky comments like yours fellah.[/p][/quote]Billy Has had a tough year , however A lot of players seem to play & adapt from there roots ie-Alan shearer is a good example & jordan rhodes who wishes to stay in the north with blackburn rather than the west ham & many more southern sides . Anyway coys -home & away since 79 without missing a game ! kissmya%%
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10:56am Sat 1 Sep 12

Becky67 says...

Billy Sharp just tweeted that he was happily settled here and that's not the reason he left.
Billy Sharp just tweeted that he was happily settled here and that's not the reason he left. Becky67
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11:05am Sat 1 Sep 12

batesieboy says...

This is what NA was on about at the end of last season when everyone else was leaping around and celebrating. He advised that there would be inevitable casualties in order to upgrade the squad. I had thought he was talking about several who have in fact left, but am surprised that J Fonte, Fox and Kelvin D survived the cull. The Japanese Centre back will be key.
This is what NA was on about at the end of last season when everyone else was leaping around and celebrating. He advised that there would be inevitable casualties in order to upgrade the squad. I had thought he was talking about several who have in fact left, but am surprised that J Fonte, Fox and Kelvin D survived the cull. The Japanese Centre back will be key. batesieboy
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11:14am Sat 1 Sep 12

kissmya%% says...

Becky67 wrote:
Billy Sharp just tweeted that he was happily settled here and that's not the reason he left.
maybe the club let him go Becky ........
[quote][p][bold]Becky67[/bold] wrote: Billy Sharp just tweeted that he was happily settled here and that's not the reason he left.[/p][/quote]maybe the club let him go Becky ........ kissmya%%
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11:16am Sat 1 Sep 12

kissmya%% says...

letting him go meaning - no choice . don't want to confuse you again .
letting him go meaning - no choice . don't want to confuse you again . kissmya%%
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11:34am Sat 1 Sep 12

kissmya%% says...

why didn't they let gully go instead ?
why didn't they let gully go instead ? kissmya%%
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12:27pm Sat 1 Sep 12

miltonarcher says...

Sorry to see Billy go, can we call him back if required???

Makes me laugh when you see comments on here about his so called lack of pace. Then you consider all of those top class finishers who didn't have pace, Matty for one, Sheringham, the list is endless.

I would like to see Billy in our squad, he is a class striker.
Sorry to see Billy go, can we call him back if required??? Makes me laugh when you see comments on here about his so called lack of pace. Then you consider all of those top class finishers who didn't have pace, Matty for one, Sheringham, the list is endless. I would like to see Billy in our squad, he is a class striker. miltonarcher
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1:06pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Saint. says...

This could be good for us, if we have a call back on Billy Sharp! I'm as surprised and sadden as the rest, after DE said he will not move, as Billy would of been a great impact player of the bench, and hopefully we have the option to call him back! Bottom line is he still is our player!

WELL DONE NC!!!
This could be good for us, if we have a call back on Billy Sharp! I'm as surprised and sadden as the rest, after DE said he will not move, as Billy would of been a great impact player of the bench, and hopefully we have the option to call him back! Bottom line is he still is our player! WELL DONE NC!!! Saint.
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1:49pm Sat 1 Sep 12

kissmya%% says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Sorry to see Billy go, can we call him back if required???

Makes me laugh when you see comments on here about his so called lack of pace. Then you consider all of those top class finishers who didn't have pace, Matty for one, Sheringham, the list is endless.

I would like to see Billy in our squad, he is a class striker.
I would hope there is a signed agreement , In case we have injuries ETC
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Sorry to see Billy go, can we call him back if required??? Makes me laugh when you see comments on here about his so called lack of pace. Then you consider all of those top class finishers who didn't have pace, Matty for one, Sheringham, the list is endless. I would like to see Billy in our squad, he is a class striker.[/p][/quote]I would hope there is a signed agreement , In case we have injuries ETC kissmya%%
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3:45pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Billy was my speckie for a big season at St Marys, more than a tad disappointed to hear the news. Deano, not so surprised but you have served us well fella and thanks for your contribution. Good luck with your new clubs boys.
Billy was my speckie for a big season at St Marys, more than a tad disappointed to hear the news. Deano, not so surprised but you have served us well fella and thanks for your contribution. Good luck with your new clubs boys. Mush On The Beach
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4:34pm Sat 1 Sep 12

truelysaints says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
I'm shocked and very disappointed in NA for getting rid of Billy Sharp. I hope this stupid and ill thought out decision doesn't come back to haunt him. I wish Billy all the best and hope he proves NA to be wrong and comes back next year
upwherewebelong,
Unfortunately doesn't come as a surprise to me.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I'm shocked and very disappointed in NA for getting rid of Billy Sharp. I hope this stupid and ill thought out decision doesn't come back to haunt him. I wish Billy all the best and hope he proves NA to be wrong and comes back next year[/p][/quote]upwherewebelong, Unfortunately doesn't come as a surprise to me. truelysaints
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5:11pm Sat 1 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sharp : - As it is a loan move he will hopefully get some pitch time, he appears to have had ten minutes today, if he can build on that and get a few goals he could always come back should we need him.
Sharp : - As it is a loan move he will hopefully get some pitch time, he appears to have had ten minutes today, if he can build on that and get a few goals he could always come back should we need him. OSPREYSAINT
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7:35pm Sat 1 Sep 12

SaintMark says...

Billy seemed a top bloke and I'm sad to see him go. He was a good finisher in front of goal, but if he had to have a touch, the ball offen got away from him. Was never going to be a starter with the signings we've made, so good luck to him!
Billy seemed a top bloke and I'm sad to see him go. He was a good finisher in front of goal, but if he had to have a touch, the ball offen got away from him. Was never going to be a starter with the signings we've made, so good luck to him! SaintMark
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10:03am Sun 2 Sep 12

redsnapper says...

This weeks changes prove to me that Nige and Nicola are doing it right.

The weakest link is now is probably only Jose whose concentration lapses dreadfully.

But happy to be proved wrong if he keeps RVP off the score sheet and be good to see KD make a few saves after the first 2 matches.

COYR remember Egil Ostenstad!
This weeks changes prove to me that Nige and Nicola are doing it right. The weakest link is now is probably only Jose whose concentration lapses dreadfully. But happy to be proved wrong if he keeps RVP off the score sheet and be good to see KD make a few saves after the first 2 matches. COYR remember Egil Ostenstad! redsnapper
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10:53am Sun 2 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

Unfortunately Billy did not fit into the system of playing one up front , lacks a yard of pace or physical presence but his contribution to our promotion should not be underestimated , deano has fallen down the pecking order with cork Davies spiderman and lallana , he was inspirational especially during promotion from the first division but just not good enough for the prem , good luck to them both as they are great professionals . Although no LB during window but in shaw we have some talent , remember how bale and bridge came from unknowns to internationals very quickly and this lad has bundles of potential to progress to the top even though only 17
Unfortunately Billy did not fit into the system of playing one up front , lacks a yard of pace or physical presence but his contribution to our promotion should not be underestimated , deano has fallen down the pecking order with cork Davies spiderman and lallana , he was inspirational especially during promotion from the first division but just not good enough for the prem , good luck to them both as they are great professionals . Although no LB during window but in shaw we have some talent , remember how bale and bridge came from unknowns to internationals very quickly and this lad has bundles of potential to progress to the top even though only 17 Scarborosaint
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1:20pm Mon 3 Sep 12

madmike says...

I'm sorry to see Billy go. He's had a tough year. But i hope he has a good time at Forest. I wish all the very best personally and professionally.As regards Deano. A great servant to the club who always gave 100%. All the best to him as well.
I'm sorry to see Billy go. He's had a tough year. But i hope he has a good time at Forest. I wish all the very best personally and professionally.As regards Deano. A great servant to the club who always gave 100%. All the best to him as well. madmike
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1:57pm Mon 3 Sep 12

lowe esteem says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
Unfortunately Billy did not fit into the system of playing one up front , lacks a yard of pace or physical presence but his contribution to our promotion should not be underestimated , deano has fallen down the pecking order with cork Davies spiderman and lallana , he was inspirational especially during promotion from the first division but just not good enough for the prem , good luck to them both as they are great professionals . Although no LB during window but in shaw we have some talent , remember how bale and bridge came from unknowns to internationals very quickly and this lad has bundles of potential to progress to the top even though only 17
...and he didn't cost 7m. like our more recent signing, or design the new shirts like Guly did.
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately Billy did not fit into the system of playing one up front , lacks a yard of pace or physical presence but his contribution to our promotion should not be underestimated , deano has fallen down the pecking order with cork Davies spiderman and lallana , he was inspirational especially during promotion from the first division but just not good enough for the prem , good luck to them both as they are great professionals . Although no LB during window but in shaw we have some talent , remember how bale and bridge came from unknowns to internationals very quickly and this lad has bundles of potential to progress to the top even though only 17[/p][/quote]...and he didn't cost 7m. like our more recent signing, or design the new shirts like Guly did. lowe esteem
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11:33pm Mon 3 Sep 12

saintray says...

So sorry to see Billy go,all the best to you mate the fans here love players that give their all in each and every game, i for one love the way you got stuck in trying for every ball,you won us over and i know forest fans will love you too good luck to you Billy.
So sorry to see Billy go,all the best to you mate the fans here love players that give their all in each and every game, i for one love the way you got stuck in trying for every ball,you won us over and i know forest fans will love you too good luck to you Billy. saintray
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12:33am Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

redsnapper wrote:
This weeks changes prove to me that Nige and Nicola are doing it right.

The weakest link is now is probably only Jose whose concentration lapses dreadfully.

But happy to be proved wrong if he keeps RVP off the score sheet and be good to see KD make a few saves after the first 2 matches.

COYR remember Egil Ostenstad!
Looks like you were right.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: This weeks changes prove to me that Nige and Nicola are doing it right. The weakest link is now is probably only Jose whose concentration lapses dreadfully. But happy to be proved wrong if he keeps RVP off the score sheet and be good to see KD make a few saves after the first 2 matches. COYR remember Egil Ostenstad![/p][/quote]Looks like you were right. City Saint
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6:09pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Winchester Saint says...

I guess Sharp's Saints playing days is over for good.

According to a BBC report out today, he wanted clarify from Saints but he is happy at Forest with his old Doncaster boss who is now Forest manager.

He reckons Adkins don't want him any longer.

He might likely to stay with Forest permanently after loan deal expires next summer.

So he may not go back to St Mary's even if Saints fans want him back.

So sorry mates - No sharp but life must go on and forget him, he's gone for good.

Goodbye and good luck, Sharp.
I guess Sharp's Saints playing days is over for good. According to a BBC report out today, he wanted clarify from Saints but he is happy at Forest with his old Doncaster boss who is now Forest manager. He reckons Adkins don't want him any longer. He might likely to stay with Forest permanently after loan deal expires next summer. So he may not go back to St Mary's even if Saints fans want him back. So sorry mates - No sharp but life must go on and forget him, he's gone for good. Goodbye and good luck, Sharp. Winchester Saint
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6:15pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Winchester Saint says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Sorry to see Billy go, can we call him back if required???

Makes me laugh when you see comments on here about his so called lack of pace. Then you consider all of those top class finishers who didn't have pace, Matty for one, Sheringham, the list is endless.

I would like to see Billy in our squad, he is a class striker.
According to his loan deal he will not be recalled any time till the end of the deal next summer.

He is unlikely to go back to us after this season cos he might sign for Forest permanently.

Sorry mate.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Sorry to see Billy go, can we call him back if required??? Makes me laugh when you see comments on here about his so called lack of pace. Then you consider all of those top class finishers who didn't have pace, Matty for one, Sheringham, the list is endless. I would like to see Billy in our squad, he is a class striker.[/p][/quote]According to his loan deal he will not be recalled any time till the end of the deal next summer. He is unlikely to go back to us after this season cos he might sign for Forest permanently. Sorry mate. Winchester Saint
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