Alessandro Del Piero offered Saints contract say Italians

Alessandro Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero

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SAINTS have again been linked with a shock move for free agent Italian striker Alessandro Del Piero.

Reports in Italy claim the club have offered the former Juventus star a contract to move to St Mary’s.

The 37-year-old appeared to be joining Australian side FC Sydney last week, but that deal has yet to be formalised.

World Cup winner Del Piero is also said to be attracting interest from Celtic, Portuguese side Braga and Swiss outfit Sion.

Saints manager Nigel Adkins has already seen his attacking options significantly bolstered this summer, with the signings of Jay Rodriguez , Emmanuel Mayuka and Gaston Ramirez.

“We’re a newly-promoted football club, the chairman’s done great, we’ve just bought a few more players in the transfer window,” he said.

Adkins was understandably more concerned about defensive issues after yesterday’s dramatic 3-2 home loss to Manchester United than he was his forward line.

The Saints boss was frustrated at how his side failed to deal with two deliveries into the box in the dying minutes that led to a pair of Robin van Persie goals and a complete change in the result.

Firstly, an unmarked Rio Ferdinand was allowed to head Rafael’s cross against a post, with the rebound falling to Van Persie, who equalised with three minutes left.

Then, in the second minute of added time, the Dutchman was afforded too much room at the near post by Jose Fonte , ruthlessly punishing Saints by flicking in Nani’s corner to complete his hat-trick.

“There’s two free headers inside our penalty area,” said Adkins.

“You’ve got to defend your goal better than that.”

He added: “The last goal, we’ve got to go and defend and attack that ball better.

“At the end of the day they’ve got two first contacts on the ball from crosses into the box and that’s the annoying thing.”

Adkins insisted there were plenty of positives to take from yesterday’s defeat, despite its heartbreaking nature.

But he said Saints must now start turning performances into points.

“We’ve put ourselves in a position to pick up points again and unfortunately we haven’t done,” he said.

“Two good goals we’ve scored, played some good football at times, the atmosphere in here was bouncing, but we haven’t picked any points up.

“We knew that the opening fixtures would teach us a lot about the Premier League and they certainly have.

“To play Manchester City away and play Manchester United and go and score goals against them is the pleasing thing.

“So we know we’ve got goals in the team.

“What we’ve got to do is make sure we put ourselves in a position defensively to keep more clean sheets, because you’re going to get punished at this high a level.”

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8:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

brightday says...

Hope he can play CB or LB
Hope he can play CB or LB brightday
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8:48am Mon 3 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

He has no pace!
He has no pace! OSPREYSAINT
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8:51am Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Rumbled! Clearly our strategy is to use Liebherr's money to sign all the strikers in the world and force other clubs to play defenders up front.
Rumbled! Clearly our strategy is to use Liebherr's money to sign all the strikers in the world and force other clubs to play defenders up front. City Saint
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8:59am Mon 3 Sep 12

Bitterne Park Tim says...

WE NEED DEFENDERS!!!!!!!

FONTS AND FOX ARE SOOOOOOO FAR OFF THE PACE!

WE COULD BE ON 6 POINTS!!!!!
WE NEED DEFENDERS!!!!!!! FONTS AND FOX ARE SOOOOOOO FAR OFF THE PACE! WE COULD BE ON 6 POINTS!!!!! Bitterne Park Tim
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9:03am Mon 3 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

If Saints take on yet another striker then one must really doubt the wisom of NC / NA. Perhaps the strategy is to ensure we score more goals than we let in - there I've cracked it. Should make for entertaining games! Just hope the hearts of the supporters are up to it.
If Saints take on yet another striker then one must really doubt the wisom of NC / NA. Perhaps the strategy is to ensure we score more goals than we let in - there I've cracked it. Should make for entertaining games! Just hope the hearts of the supporters are up to it. JohnItaly
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9:04am Mon 3 Sep 12

Southseachris says...

I haven't read other posts from yesterday yet but what Adkins says about defending at the end of the match was revealing. I believe that taking off Lambert and Puncheon were mistakes.

Both can hold the ball and relieve pressure on the defence where we became deeper and deeper. Also, Lambert would not have allowed Ferdinand the free header.

Puncheon must now be allowed a run in the team given his performance yesterday.
I haven't read other posts from yesterday yet but what Adkins says about defending at the end of the match was revealing. I believe that taking off Lambert and Puncheon were mistakes. Both can hold the ball and relieve pressure on the defence where we became deeper and deeper. Also, Lambert would not have allowed Ferdinand the free header. Puncheon must now be allowed a run in the team given his performance yesterday. Southseachris
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9:12am Mon 3 Sep 12

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
He has no pace!
Nor did Matty, or indeed some of the best players in the Prem. Why this fixation with pace. Just sign Bolt, he's got pace.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: He has no pace![/p][/quote]Nor did Matty, or indeed some of the best players in the Prem. Why this fixation with pace. Just sign Bolt, he's got pace. miltonarcher
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9:13am Mon 3 Sep 12

webbinho says...

I get the impression, if this is true that Adkins does not get a say in who we sign. If Cortese wants flair plays, he gets them. I don't think Cortese was interested in signing a solid CB and wasn't keen on getting a deal for a decent LB through either with Buttner.
I get the impression, if this is true that Adkins does not get a say in who we sign. If Cortese wants flair plays, he gets them. I don't think Cortese was interested in signing a solid CB and wasn't keen on getting a deal for a decent LB through either with Buttner. webbinho
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9:14am Mon 3 Sep 12

Harold K Steptoe says...

LEFT BACK!!!!!!!!
LEFT BACK!!!!!!!! Harold K Steptoe
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9:14am Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

Southseachris wrote:
I haven't read other posts from yesterday yet but what Adkins says about defending at the end of the match was revealing. I believe that taking off Lambert and Puncheon were mistakes.

Both can hold the ball and relieve pressure on the defence where we became deeper and deeper. Also, Lambert would not have allowed Ferdinand the free header.

Puncheon must now be allowed a run in the team given his performance yesterday.
I'm not sure about the substitutions as I give NA credit for the reasons for his decisions. But the facts are there to see, slack defending on two occasions cost us two goals. Those responsible wont be in the team for long if this continues.

In addition we gave away another stupid penalty and if we are not careful we will give a few more away.

I agree about Puncheon but we know he blows hot and cold. If he can play consistently like that I agree with you.

What I can see is a very good team emerging that needs to concentrate throughout the game and above all cut out the small errors. They cost you goals at this level !!
[quote][p][bold]Southseachris[/bold] wrote: I haven't read other posts from yesterday yet but what Adkins says about defending at the end of the match was revealing. I believe that taking off Lambert and Puncheon were mistakes. Both can hold the ball and relieve pressure on the defence where we became deeper and deeper. Also, Lambert would not have allowed Ferdinand the free header. Puncheon must now be allowed a run in the team given his performance yesterday.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure about the substitutions as I give NA credit for the reasons for his decisions. But the facts are there to see, slack defending on two occasions cost us two goals. Those responsible wont be in the team for long if this continues. In addition we gave away another stupid penalty and if we are not careful we will give a few more away. I agree about Puncheon but we know he blows hot and cold. If he can play consistently like that I agree with you. What I can see is a very good team emerging that needs to concentrate throughout the game and above all cut out the small errors. They cost you goals at this level !! Alicesdad
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9:21am Mon 3 Sep 12

Farawaysaint says...

This posting defies logic.The window has just closed and he went nowhere else as he is still available.We have moved a good frontman(Billy Sharp) out on a seasons's loan and we have Zambians,Japanese all lined up and yet unproven.Why in heaven's name must we take on a 37 year old?
Will Beckham be the next one?
This posting defies logic.The window has just closed and he went nowhere else as he is still available.We have moved a good frontman(Billy Sharp) out on a seasons's loan and we have Zambians,Japanese all lined up and yet unproven.Why in heaven's name must we take on a 37 year old? Will Beckham be the next one? Farawaysaint
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9:23am Mon 3 Sep 12

Block 34 says...

Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from????? Block 34
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9:27am Mon 3 Sep 12

truelysaints says...

37 years of age ?? You've got to be kidding. We need defenders not more strikers, and young ones at that.
37 years of age ?? You've got to be kidding. We need defenders not more strikers, and young ones at that. truelysaints
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9:27am Mon 3 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Southseachris wrote: I haven't read other posts from yesterday yet but what Adkins says about defending at the end of the match was revealing. I believe that taking off Lambert and Puncheon were mistakes. Both can hold the ball and relieve pressure on the defence where we became deeper and deeper. Also, Lambert would not have allowed Ferdinand the free header. Puncheon must now be allowed a run in the team given his performance yesterday.
I'm not sure about the substitutions as I give NA credit for the reasons for his decisions. But the facts are there to see, slack defending on two occasions cost us two goals. Those responsible wont be in the team for long if this continues. In addition we gave away another stupid penalty and if we are not careful we will give a few more away. I agree about Puncheon but we know he blows hot and cold. If he can play consistently like that I agree with you. What I can see is a very good team emerging that needs to concentrate throughout the game and above all cut out the small errors. They cost you goals at this level !!
That's fine but who's going to replace centre and left backs apart from the jap who I hope hits the floor running.No good people saying in NC&NA we trust because we all knew defenensively we were weak and it's not been addressed.Even the keepers we got in are not putting pressure on Kelvin .Overall we lack premiership experience and I hope it doesn't cost us
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southseachris[/bold] wrote: I haven't read other posts from yesterday yet but what Adkins says about defending at the end of the match was revealing. I believe that taking off Lambert and Puncheon were mistakes. Both can hold the ball and relieve pressure on the defence where we became deeper and deeper. Also, Lambert would not have allowed Ferdinand the free header. Puncheon must now be allowed a run in the team given his performance yesterday.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure about the substitutions as I give NA credit for the reasons for his decisions. But the facts are there to see, slack defending on two occasions cost us two goals. Those responsible wont be in the team for long if this continues. In addition we gave away another stupid penalty and if we are not careful we will give a few more away. I agree about Puncheon but we know he blows hot and cold. If he can play consistently like that I agree with you. What I can see is a very good team emerging that needs to concentrate throughout the game and above all cut out the small errors. They cost you goals at this level !![/p][/quote]That's fine but who's going to replace centre and left backs apart from the jap who I hope hits the floor running.No good people saying in NC&NA we trust because we all knew defenensively we were weak and it's not been addressed.Even the keepers we got in are not putting pressure on Kelvin .Overall we lack premiership experience and I hope it doesn't cost us wild rupert
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9:31am Mon 3 Sep 12

saint t.boy says...

Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half. saint t.boy
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9:34am Mon 3 Sep 12

mike saint says...

We dont need him he,s to old.
We need a CB and a new goalkeeper,
Davis is going to cost us loads of points in this league.
We dont need him he,s to old. We need a CB and a new goalkeeper, Davis is going to cost us loads of points in this league. mike saint
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9:42am Mon 3 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

saint t.boy wrote:
Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.
It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.
[quote][p][bold]saint t.boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.[/p][/quote]It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change. JohnItaly
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9:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

mike saint wrote:
We dont need him he,s to old. We need a CB and a new goalkeeper, Davis is going to cost us loads of points in this league.
Davis played pretty well on Sunday, although the penalty he saved was only given because the defense was scrambling to clear a botched Davis clearance in the first place, so it is true that his moments of weakness won't inspire confidence. Still, Davis won me over with his performance against Leeds last year. As a shot-stopper, they don't come much better than Super Kelv.

United's keeper had a nightmare yesterday -- couldn't direct a goal kick to save his life! So there aren't many great keepers out there at the moment, just one of those things at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]mike saint[/bold] wrote: We dont need him he,s to old. We need a CB and a new goalkeeper, Davis is going to cost us loads of points in this league.[/p][/quote]Davis played pretty well on Sunday, although the penalty he saved was only given because the defense was scrambling to clear a botched Davis clearance in the first place, so it is true that his moments of weakness won't inspire confidence. Still, Davis won me over with his performance against Leeds last year. As a shot-stopper, they don't come much better than Super Kelv. United's keeper had a nightmare yesterday -- couldn't direct a goal kick to save his life! So there aren't many great keepers out there at the moment, just one of those things at the moment. City Saint
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9:47am Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

JohnItaly wrote:
saint t.boy wrote:
Block 34 wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.
It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.
I tend to agree with this one. There was just one minute added for the first half -- when there were many stoppages -- and four minutes for the second, when I saw nary a single stoppage of any meaningful length of time. Fergie got up and started stomping around the fourth official, demanding a new football be used for the least ten minutes. Who knows, maybe he demanded more time as well. A 1,000th Prmeier League game present!
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint t.boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.[/p][/quote]It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with this one. There was just one minute added for the first half -- when there were many stoppages -- and four minutes for the second, when I saw nary a single stoppage of any meaningful length of time. Fergie got up and started stomping around the fourth official, demanding a new football be used for the least ten minutes. Who knows, maybe he demanded more time as well. A 1,000th Prmeier League game present! City Saint
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9:50am Mon 3 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
F'ck knows. I suppose the 4th official has added 30 seconds for each sub even though 2 came on at the same time twice?? That gives us 3 minutes plus one for....ummmmm...Ferg
ie Time?
The ref allowed both teams to play on rather than award free kicks so there weren't any lengthy stoppages throughout the whole game and especially in the second half.
One minute added on the first half and 4 for the second doesn't make sense to me either.
Having said that Fonte was about 4 minutes late to react to RVP's third!
RVP stole a yard as did the Wigan forward last week and in these league you get punished.
Let's get another narrow defeat out the way at the Gooners and then go on an unbeaten run up to Christmas.
We are playing well bar two positions and think everyone now knows what ones.
COYR FOADP...It could be worse we could be win less in League 1, have home gates of under 14000, a run down shed for a ground, players we couldn't actually call ours or pay every week, the possibility of being liquidated in a fortnight or bled dry by a previous owner, or the indignity of cheating our way through each month and knowing everyone in football despises you.
There's always a bright side!!
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]F'ck knows. I suppose the 4th official has added 30 seconds for each sub even though 2 came on at the same time twice?? That gives us 3 minutes plus one for....ummmmm...Ferg ie Time? The ref allowed both teams to play on rather than award free kicks so there weren't any lengthy stoppages throughout the whole game and especially in the second half. One minute added on the first half and 4 for the second doesn't make sense to me either. Having said that Fonte was about 4 minutes late to react to RVP's third! RVP stole a yard as did the Wigan forward last week and in these league you get punished. Let's get another narrow defeat out the way at the Gooners and then go on an unbeaten run up to Christmas. We are playing well bar two positions and think everyone now knows what ones. COYR FOADP...It could be worse we could be win less in League 1, have home gates of under 14000, a run down shed for a ground, players we couldn't actually call ours or pay every week, the possibility of being liquidated in a fortnight or bled dry by a previous owner, or the indignity of cheating our way through each month and knowing everyone in football despises you. There's always a bright side!! seventh-junction
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9:52am Mon 3 Sep 12

swesaint says...

City Saint wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
saint t.boy wrote:
Block 34 wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.
It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.
I tend to agree with this one. There was just one minute added for the first half -- when there were many stoppages -- and four minutes for the second, when I saw nary a single stoppage of any meaningful length of time. Fergie got up and started stomping around the fourth official, demanding a new football be used for the least ten minutes. Who knows, maybe he demanded more time as well. A 1,000th Prmeier League game present!
30 sec for every sub, I think all subs were used so thats 3 minutes. They scored within those 3 so no complaints there.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint t.boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.[/p][/quote]It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with this one. There was just one minute added for the first half -- when there were many stoppages -- and four minutes for the second, when I saw nary a single stoppage of any meaningful length of time. Fergie got up and started stomping around the fourth official, demanding a new football be used for the least ten minutes. Who knows, maybe he demanded more time as well. A 1,000th Prmeier League game present![/p][/quote]30 sec for every sub, I think all subs were used so thats 3 minutes. They scored within those 3 so no complaints there. swesaint
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9:56am Mon 3 Sep 12

halo-man says...

I thought at times we were superb yesterday, lets remember its the premier league we are learning as we go nearly all the team have no experience at this level and neither has the manager. We have played two of the best teams in the league and gone toe to toe with them, could be worse could still be playing in Div 1 with the skates. Cheer up we are in the Premier League the best league in the world
I thought at times we were superb yesterday, lets remember its the premier league we are learning as we go nearly all the team have no experience at this level and neither has the manager. We have played two of the best teams in the league and gone toe to toe with them, could be worse could still be playing in Div 1 with the skates. Cheer up we are in the Premier League the best league in the world halo-man
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10:00am Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time.

Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc

All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent.

Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters.

Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....
Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time. Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent. Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters. Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools..... SaintPC
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10:10am Mon 3 Sep 12

malcher says...

Rules are 30secs per sub and 30secs per goal. Can't blame Fergie this time.Rare mistake from NA with the subs. Took off three of our best and let them back in. And why were we still playing balls up to Rickie after he'd gone off!!! Never gave the new lad a chance. Also after all this time why does nobody appear to have worked with Kelv on his distribution. Basically don't give it to the opposition!
Rules are 30secs per sub and 30secs per goal. Can't blame Fergie this time.Rare mistake from NA with the subs. Took off three of our best and let them back in. And why were we still playing balls up to Rickie after he'd gone off!!! Never gave the new lad a chance. Also after all this time why does nobody appear to have worked with Kelv on his distribution. Basically don't give it to the opposition! malcher
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10:22am Mon 3 Sep 12

Egomaniac says...

Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level. Egomaniac
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10:22am Mon 3 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

saint t.boy wrote:
Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.
Both teams used all their subs, they give about 30sec per sub. Therefore you already have 3 minutes with what they add on for any time wasting.

Agree with the wrong players being took off and the wrong players coming on. We needed Lambert on that pitch for the full game yesturday he was playing their two centre backs superbly all afternoon. Punchy has proved he can put in a performance and should of stay on. I would of taken lallana off and brought on Tadanari Lee to play up front . That way i feel we would have had crosses coming in from the wings, knock downs in and around the box from R L and speed to reacted to the chances we could have made.
Also by keeping Ricky on he could have gave us much better cover from corners . I am not someone who is always shouting Gully out but as of yet i feel he has done very little on the pitch so far this season. Jose is really out of his depth this season . We can only hope the new C B can plug the gaps in the six yard box to stop these damaging free headers.

After saying this i feel we should not forget who we were playing and the way we played for most of the game. NIGEL will make mistakes , the real crime will be if he dont lean from them.

After our next game the start from hell will be over and i think we will be in the position most of us thought we would be in when we first saw the fixtures. We will then be playing teams that are not in the top six and on two of our performances so far and the new players to come in the points will start to come. I feel we have shown we wont do a Burnley but have enough skill and heart to stay in the PREMIERSHIP.
[quote][p][bold]saint t.boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.[/p][/quote]Both teams used all their subs, they give about 30sec per sub. Therefore you already have 3 minutes with what they add on for any time wasting. Agree with the wrong players being took off and the wrong players coming on. We needed Lambert on that pitch for the full game yesturday he was playing their two centre backs superbly all afternoon. Punchy has proved he can put in a performance and should of stay on. I would of taken lallana off and brought on Tadanari Lee to play up front . That way i feel we would have had crosses coming in from the wings, knock downs in and around the box from R L and speed to reacted to the chances we could have made. Also by keeping Ricky on he could have gave us much better cover from corners . I am not someone who is always shouting Gully out but as of yet i feel he has done very little on the pitch so far this season. Jose is really out of his depth this season . We can only hope the new C B can plug the gaps in the six yard box to stop these damaging free headers. After saying this i feel we should not forget who we were playing and the way we played for most of the game. NIGEL will make mistakes , the real crime will be if he dont lean from them. After our next game the start from hell will be over and i think we will be in the position most of us thought we would be in when we first saw the fixtures. We will then be playing teams that are not in the top six and on two of our performances so far and the new players to come in the points will start to come. I feel we have shown we wont do a Burnley but have enough skill and heart to stay in the PREMIERSHIP. hedge end bob
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10:25am Mon 3 Sep 12

toutlaw says...

Useful player to have around the club for everyone, sell some shirts and he's a World Cup winner!
a world cup winner at southampton i'm not complaining
Useful player to have around the club for everyone, sell some shirts and he's a World Cup winner! a world cup winner at southampton i'm not complaining toutlaw
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10:33am Mon 3 Sep 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Could be just the signing we need to help bring on the 2 new boys . . . We've got the talent now experience is key!
Could be just the signing we need to help bring on the 2 new boys . . . We've got the talent now experience is key! Dino-Saw-Us
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10:33am Mon 3 Sep 12

Linesman says...

What sort of contract do you offer a 37 year old?

Will he be sponsored by Age Concern?
What sort of contract do you offer a 37 year old? Will he be sponsored by Age Concern? Linesman
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10:34am Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:37am Mon 3 Sep 12

Confucious says...

If only Nigel would listen to his critics.

At 2-1 up in the 90th minute against one of the best teams in world, he probably thought he was about to be hailed a genius.

But of course many, if not most of us, could see that 2-3 was in fact the inevitable outcome. Most also knew that the subs brought on with their fresh legs would mess things up.

Thankfully Nigel did listen pre-season and kept fans' long-time favourite Puncheon on board and played him yesterday. If only the fans had yelled out their so familiar cry "Keep Punch on!" before the substitution was made.

We should get rid of Nigel now and hire one of the 'Match of the Day' pundits. Like most of us, they always seem to know exactly why a team lost.
If only Nigel would listen to his critics. At 2-1 up in the 90th minute against one of the best teams in world, he probably thought he was about to be hailed a genius. But of course many, if not most of us, could see that 2-3 was in fact the inevitable outcome. Most also knew that the subs brought on with their fresh legs would mess things up. Thankfully Nigel did listen pre-season and kept fans' long-time favourite Puncheon on board and played him yesterday. If only the fans had yelled out their so familiar cry "Keep Punch on!" before the substitution was made. We should get rid of Nigel now and hire one of the 'Match of the Day' pundits. Like most of us, they always seem to know exactly why a team lost. Confucious
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10:40am Mon 3 Sep 12

Egomaniac says...

Seedhouse - I am entitled to my opinion as indeed you are, so wind your neck in please, or reply to my comments with a cogent argument! What does ' Ready' mean in your context?

If NA is not making the decisions, then the set up is all wrong, and a recipe for disaster!
Seedhouse - I am entitled to my opinion as indeed you are, so wind your neck in please, or reply to my comments with a cogent argument! What does ' Ready' mean in your context? If NA is not making the decisions, then the set up is all wrong, and a recipe for disaster! Egomaniac
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10:41am Mon 3 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

There was only one reason why we lost the game.
His name is Scholes, he came on and totally dictated play.
I like many of the posters on here have an issue withour subs.
Rickie was knacke@, not surprising carrying 2 defenders on his back most of the game.Had to come off.
Lee should have come on to get behind their defence.
J Rod should have replaced Rickie up the middle.
Our new signing should have gone wide.
Nigel knows football and should have put Steve Davis on Scholes and made him stay with him.
Some may say it's easy in hind sight but I watched the game at SMS and to me it was obvious at the time.
Unfortunately once again we leaked the first goal from our left back positon.I accept Nat Clyne should have been wearing the correct studs but the cross should have been prevented.
Again prior to Scholes arrival, Man U's most effective player was Valencia.
I take no delight in reminding those that read and post on this sight that I made a statement last season at my concern that Dan Fox will be found out this season, deffencively against such names as Nanni,Valencia,Lenno
n,Young.ETC.
Something has to stop this leek we have conceded goals from this position in all 3 games and it has to stop NOW.
All this said overall Saints were deserving of at least a point.
It's a very hard league and the games last 94 minutes.
COYR.
There was only one reason why we lost the game. His name is Scholes, he came on and totally dictated play. I like many of the posters on here have an issue withour subs. Rickie was knacke@, not surprising carrying 2 defenders on his back most of the game.Had to come off. Lee should have come on to get behind their defence. J Rod should have replaced Rickie up the middle. Our new signing should have gone wide. Nigel knows football and should have put Steve Davis on Scholes and made him stay with him. Some may say it's easy in hind sight but I watched the game at SMS and to me it was obvious at the time. Unfortunately once again we leaked the first goal from our left back positon.I accept Nat Clyne should have been wearing the correct studs but the cross should have been prevented. Again prior to Scholes arrival, Man U's most effective player was Valencia. I take no delight in reminding those that read and post on this sight that I made a statement last season at my concern that Dan Fox will be found out this season, deffencively against such names as Nanni,Valencia,Lenno n,Young.ETC. Something has to stop this leek we have conceded goals from this position in all 3 games and it has to stop NOW. All this said overall Saints were deserving of at least a point. It's a very hard league and the games last 94 minutes. COYR. SFCOLDBOY
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10:55am Mon 3 Sep 12

saintsupnorth says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
I agree with that, Does sound like the powers above NA are having more of a say who is been brought in. Last season NA had more of a say, but this season its been handled away from him. I know people at his old club Scunthorpe who say NA did not even know anything about the Sharp loan until it was done. So makes you wonder.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]I agree with that, Does sound like the powers above NA are having more of a say who is been brought in. Last season NA had more of a say, but this season its been handled away from him. I know people at his old club Scunthorpe who say NA did not even know anything about the Sharp loan until it was done. So makes you wonder. saintsupnorth
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10:56am Mon 3 Sep 12

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly. george chivers
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11:04am Mon 3 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
If you are predicting 0 points by end of September then I will predict a new manager during October. If, as some posts are sugesting, NC is dictating ALL things at SMS then it would be very unfair on NA but I suspect that would not worry NC.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]If you are predicting 0 points by end of September then I will predict a new manager during October. If, as some posts are sugesting, NC is dictating ALL things at SMS then it would be very unfair on NA but I suspect that would not worry NC. JohnItaly
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11:06am Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him. St Retford
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11:09am Mon 3 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

At the end of the day Man U were absolutely rubbish yesterday,the only difference between the teams was Van Persie,without him they would be nothing.Lambert terrorised their defence and if gets the sort of service Van Persie gets it would be him with the hat trick.He dictated the entire game and should have stayed on, he's not old he's 3 years older than Van Persie so what.
It was always a tough start to the season who really thought Saints would win these games?
The fans should be very proud of the team they gave it to Utd for 85 minutes.
At the end of the day Man U were absolutely rubbish yesterday,the only difference between the teams was Van Persie,without him they would be nothing.Lambert terrorised their defence and if gets the sort of service Van Persie gets it would be him with the hat trick.He dictated the entire game and should have stayed on, he's not old he's 3 years older than Van Persie so what. It was always a tough start to the season who really thought Saints would win these games? The fans should be very proud of the team they gave it to Utd for 85 minutes. bigfella777
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11:10am Mon 3 Sep 12

saintsupnorth says...

St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots. saintsupnorth
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11:12am Mon 3 Sep 12

AaronLeeSaint says...

Listen, we've played some quality teams already, including two favourites for the league itself. We're a team in transition in this league, Manager as well as most of our players are new to this league, we need to stick together, we can't alter or assist in the decisions Cortese and Adkins make.

We all offer our opinions, merely as concerned fans and in some cases rightfully so, but we need to learn, it's been a long time since we had an opportunity to play in this league and I for one am loving every second! We're favourites for relegation, so why not enjoy and I'm pretty sure we'll surprise everyone.
Listen, we've played some quality teams already, including two favourites for the league itself. We're a team in transition in this league, Manager as well as most of our players are new to this league, we need to stick together, we can't alter or assist in the decisions Cortese and Adkins make. We all offer our opinions, merely as concerned fans and in some cases rightfully so, but we need to learn, it's been a long time since we had an opportunity to play in this league and I for one am loving every second! We're favourites for relegation, so why not enjoy and I'm pretty sure we'll surprise everyone. AaronLeeSaint
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11:12am Mon 3 Sep 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

ok fox and font are not up to it, but the rest are getting there quite quick and i am more than happy when you you consider how far we have come in such a short time, we have a great future, and a strong base to build from, we will be in the top of the prem but it will take a couple of seasons, and in that same time poopey will be gone so happy days all round.
p.s give luke shaw a go.
coyr bye bye poopey
ok fox and font are not up to it, but the rest are getting there quite quick and i am more than happy when you you consider how far we have come in such a short time, we have a great future, and a strong base to build from, we will be in the top of the prem but it will take a couple of seasons, and in that same time poopey will be gone so happy days all round. p.s give luke shaw a go. coyr bye bye poopey likewatchingbrazil
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11:17am Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
[quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers". St Retford
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11:22am Mon 3 Sep 12

saintsupnorth says...

St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation! saintsupnorth
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11:22am Mon 3 Sep 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

is it possible that we are going to be playing Jack Cork at the back?

I know he's not an out and out CB but would he do it better then Fonte?

Luke Shaw will have cemented the LB place by Christmas and will be better than Bridgey! :)
is it possible that we are going to be playing Jack Cork at the back? I know he's not an out and out CB but would he do it better then Fonte? Luke Shaw will have cemented the LB place by Christmas and will be better than Bridgey! :) Dino-Saw-Us
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11:24am Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

likewatchingbrazil wrote:
ok fox and font are not up to it, but the rest are getting there quite quick and i am more than happy when you you consider how far we have come in such a short time, we have a great future, and a strong base to build from, we will be in the top of the prem but it will take a couple of seasons, and in that same time poopey will be gone so happy days all round.
p.s give luke shaw a go.
coyr bye bye poopey
Innit. There are soooo many more positives than negatives to take from the season so far. Yesterday we had a 17-year-old bossing the midfield against one of the greatest sides in world football. It literally was like watching Brazil. And how about Rickie? He made Vidic look like an aids patient and was too strong and too Southampton in every challenge.

Bung in a new central defender and one of the hottest attacking talents in world football and we'll be right as rain.
[quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: ok fox and font are not up to it, but the rest are getting there quite quick and i am more than happy when you you consider how far we have come in such a short time, we have a great future, and a strong base to build from, we will be in the top of the prem but it will take a couple of seasons, and in that same time poopey will be gone so happy days all round. p.s give luke shaw a go. coyr bye bye poopey[/p][/quote]Innit. There are soooo many more positives than negatives to take from the season so far. Yesterday we had a 17-year-old bossing the midfield against one of the greatest sides in world football. It literally was like watching Brazil. And how about Rickie? He made Vidic look like an aids patient and was too strong and too Southampton in every challenge. Bung in a new central defender and one of the hottest attacking talents in world football and we'll be right as rain. St Retford
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11:25am Mon 3 Sep 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

we got JWP onto a long term contract yet?
we got JWP onto a long term contract yet? Dino-Saw-Us
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11:26am Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation!
I know! Especially one in which we absolutely battered Man United for 85 minutes. I suppose the fact people are upset we didn't win is a sign of how far we've come.
[quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation![/p][/quote]I know! Especially one in which we absolutely battered Man United for 85 minutes. I suppose the fact people are upset we didn't win is a sign of how far we've come. St Retford
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11:32am Mon 3 Sep 12

Cheapshot says...

saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation!
I know! it's crazy. People forget that it took Swansea 1 month to score 1 goal, let alone win last season....look how their season turned out!!! People need to chill and get behind the team. We have bought some really good players that will make the difference. It's frustrating that we have to play Arsenal next, and to be honest we never do too well against them but we all knew this season was going to be a bit of a struggle! we WILL win games...there's only 3 points between us and 12th! The results will come eventually, keep the faith!! COYRs
[quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation![/p][/quote]I know! it's crazy. People forget that it took Swansea 1 month to score 1 goal, let alone win last season....look how their season turned out!!! People need to chill and get behind the team. We have bought some really good players that will make the difference. It's frustrating that we have to play Arsenal next, and to be honest we never do too well against them but we all knew this season was going to be a bit of a struggle! we WILL win games...there's only 3 points between us and 12th! The results will come eventually, keep the faith!! COYRs Cheapshot
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11:36am Mon 3 Sep 12

Tirau Dan says...

I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute.
Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.
I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR. Tirau Dan
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11:42am Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute.
Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.
Like. A lot.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.[/p][/quote]Like. A lot. St Retford
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11:43am Mon 3 Sep 12

nickskyman says...

Another 3 points dropped-i would have rather they had spent the Ramirez money on two quality defenders....at least Adkins is openly talking about our defensive problems, would expect to see some loan signings soon at the least......
Another 3 points dropped-i would have rather they had spent the Ramirez money on two quality defenders....at least Adkins is openly talking about our defensive problems, would expect to see some loan signings soon at the least...... nickskyman
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11:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

Confucious says...

My great uncle Bernard, who fought in Burma 1944/5, says we should dig a concealed 500mm water-cooled Browning machine gun nest (with a pop up door) in our six yard box and "man it with the two Japs."

"Two o' them blighters 'eld up an 'ole company of KOYLI's for five weeks at Imphal. That manager knows what he's doin' signing them up.

Of course he's 97 and a bit short of change upstairs, but hey, the game's all about opinions.
My great uncle Bernard, who fought in Burma 1944/5, says we should dig a concealed 500mm water-cooled Browning machine gun nest (with a pop up door) in our six yard box and "man it with the two Japs." "Two o' them blighters 'eld up an 'ole company of KOYLI's for five weeks at Imphal. That manager knows what he's doin' signing them up. Of course he's 97 and a bit short of change upstairs, but hey, the game's all about opinions. Confucious
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11:49am Mon 3 Sep 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

3 Points between us and 12 AND we only have to play Man U and City 1 more . . . most of the others have two games against them

We'll be fine! Up the Saints.
3 Points between us and 12 AND we only have to play Man U and City 1 more . . . most of the others have two games against them We'll be fine! Up the Saints. Dino-Saw-Us
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11:54am Mon 3 Sep 12

saintsupnorth says...

makes me laugh how every Pundit thinks like a saints fan, " they should have won it really ", " They play fast exciting football ", " They are going to be a real threat to teams this season ". the list of compliments is endless.
makes me laugh how every Pundit thinks like a saints fan, " they should have won it really ", " They play fast exciting football ", " They are going to be a real threat to teams this season ". the list of compliments is endless. saintsupnorth
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11:59am Mon 3 Sep 12

sj1987 says...

everyone is talking about the defenders but look at the bigger picture when lambert punch and lallana came off we couldnt keep hold of the ball i dont care who you are or what defenders you have if you keep giving the ball back teams will get chances especially teams like united and i dont understand why scholes had so much time on the ball instead of bringing on 3 strikers we should of brought someone like chappers on to chase and pick at scholes but he wasnt even on the bench to much is put on are defence its a team game you should defend from the front so im all for del piero for the experience of winning as a team player at the highest level if nothing else
everyone is talking about the defenders but look at the bigger picture when lambert punch and lallana came off we couldnt keep hold of the ball i dont care who you are or what defenders you have if you keep giving the ball back teams will get chances especially teams like united and i dont understand why scholes had so much time on the ball instead of bringing on 3 strikers we should of brought someone like chappers on to chase and pick at scholes but he wasnt even on the bench to much is put on are defence its a team game you should defend from the front so im all for del piero for the experience of winning as a team player at the highest level if nothing else sj1987
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12:03pm Mon 3 Sep 12

miltonarcher says...

Linesman wrote:
What sort of contract do you offer a 37 year old?

Will he be sponsored by Age Concern?
I see everone is full of praise for Paul Scholes, he changed the game in Uniteds favour. Just remind me, how old is he????
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: What sort of contract do you offer a 37 year old? Will he be sponsored by Age Concern?[/p][/quote]I see everone is full of praise for Paul Scholes, he changed the game in Uniteds favour. Just remind me, how old is he???? miltonarcher
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12:03pm Mon 3 Sep 12

sarfhamton says...

We will be fine without this guy, unless he can play at the back.

In Adkins we Trust (still............)
We will be fine without this guy, unless he can play at the back. In Adkins we Trust (still............) sarfhamton
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12:04pm Mon 3 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.
yes yes and yes,
we have so far been better than the top 2 teams in the league (for most of the game) and will go on to pick up loads of points. i am not worried by the the arse and think we might get a result against them.
as for the wigan game i think that we all expected to win that and were dissapointed that we didnt, maybe we should have won, i do know that our new signings are going to scare some defenders witless, and i cant wait!
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.[/p][/quote]yes yes and yes, we have so far been better than the top 2 teams in the league (for most of the game) and will go on to pick up loads of points. i am not worried by the the arse and think we might get a result against them. as for the wigan game i think that we all expected to win that and were dissapointed that we didnt, maybe we should have won, i do know that our new signings are going to scare some defenders witless, and i cant wait! saintshorse101
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12:07pm Mon 3 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
Exactly .Ask Alan Pardew about him.Your then find out why he was sacked.In my opinion NC is not to much different to Lowe.Contol freak
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]Exactly .Ask Alan Pardew about him.Your then find out why he was sacked.In my opinion NC is not to much different to Lowe.Contol freak wild rupert
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12:14pm Mon 3 Sep 12

swesaint says...

http://www.thepfa.co
m/transferlist/liste
dplayers/sortbydate/
cb/-1/1/

thats the CBs

http://www.thepfa.co
m/transferlist/liste
dplayers/sortbydate/
lb/-1/1/

and thats LBs

Not sure if its anyone that would improve, a loan or two might be better
http://www.thepfa.co m/transferlist/liste dplayers/sortbydate/ cb/-1/1/ thats the CBs http://www.thepfa.co m/transferlist/liste dplayers/sortbydate/ lb/-1/1/ and thats LBs Not sure if its anyone that would improve, a loan or two might be better swesaint
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12:22pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Cheapshot says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Linesman wrote:
What sort of contract do you offer a 37 year old?

Will he be sponsored by Age Concern?
I see everone is full of praise for Paul Scholes, he changed the game in Uniteds favour. Just remind me, how old is he????
You beat me to it!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: What sort of contract do you offer a 37 year old? Will he be sponsored by Age Concern?[/p][/quote]I see everone is full of praise for Paul Scholes, he changed the game in Uniteds favour. Just remind me, how old is he????[/p][/quote]You beat me to it! Cheapshot
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12:25pm Mon 3 Sep 12

brightday says...

Ronaldo not happy at R.Madrid I wonder
Ronaldo not happy at R.Madrid I wonder brightday
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12:28pm Mon 3 Sep 12

insane saint says...

brightday wrote:
Ronaldo not happy at R.Madrid I wonder
would have to wait till jan now
[quote][p][bold]brightday[/bold] wrote: Ronaldo not happy at R.Madrid I wonder[/p][/quote]would have to wait till jan now insane saint
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12:45pm Mon 3 Sep 12

info@denisbundy.co.uk says...

How many times have I seen posted here 'In NC & NA we trust'? I have said before your trust in Cortese may prove to be misplaced and sadly I fear it is. I believe Nigel is a quality manager but I cannot believe he is the main instigator with regard to who we buy. To be blunt, if we don't get a quality Cente Half and Left Back and stop p**sing about with more and more forwards we will be well and truly up sh*t creek.
How many times have I seen posted here 'In NC & NA we trust'? I have said before your trust in Cortese may prove to be misplaced and sadly I fear it is. I believe Nigel is a quality manager but I cannot believe he is the main instigator with regard to who we buy. To be blunt, if we don't get a quality Cente Half and Left Back and stop p**sing about with more and more forwards we will be well and truly up sh*t creek. info@denisbundy.co.uk
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12:49pm Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

St Retford wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote: I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.
Like. A lot.
If we can hold our nerve until after Arsenal (a point would be excellent there, and we are capable of it) we should start to terrorize the likes of Villa after that.

It's a shame Wigan came too early for us. We have found our feet a little bit now, and the new signings should be settled enough by the end of the month to contribute effetcively from October onwards.

Meanwhile, bring on Tadanari! He looks the business last season for a game or two, and we have so many Japanese fans showing up at St Mary's that it cant hurt to try him out when Lambert wanes after the 65th minute.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.[/p][/quote]Like. A lot.[/p][/quote]If we can hold our nerve until after Arsenal (a point would be excellent there, and we are capable of it) we should start to terrorize the likes of Villa after that. It's a shame Wigan came too early for us. We have found our feet a little bit now, and the new signings should be settled enough by the end of the month to contribute effetcively from October onwards. Meanwhile, bring on Tadanari! He looks the business last season for a game or two, and we have so many Japanese fans showing up at St Mary's that it cant hurt to try him out when Lambert wanes after the 65th minute. City Saint
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12:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Costa Baz says...

Some of the defensive frailty has to be shared with the midfielders.

When we played 442 the wide players tracked back and helped cut out crosses, leaving the full backs to pick up knock downs etc.

Yesterday the Utd wide players had too much time to pick out their crosses, enabling them to find the unmarked players in the box.

Yesterday was not a disaster. What will be a disaster is if, when we play Arsenal, their wide players have as much time to cross the ball as Utd's did.
Being positive, this is a relatively simple problem to solve.
When we don't have the ball Lallana and Puncheon MUST fall back and sit in front of the full backs.
This allows the back four to remain more compact, when crosses do come in, hopefully meaning no more unmarked players.
Some of the defensive frailty has to be shared with the midfielders. When we played 442 the wide players tracked back and helped cut out crosses, leaving the full backs to pick up knock downs etc. Yesterday the Utd wide players had too much time to pick out their crosses, enabling them to find the unmarked players in the box. Yesterday was not a disaster. What will be a disaster is if, when we play Arsenal, their wide players have as much time to cross the ball as Utd's did. Being positive, this is a relatively simple problem to solve. When we don't have the ball Lallana and Puncheon MUST fall back and sit in front of the full backs. This allows the back four to remain more compact, when crosses do come in, hopefully meaning no more unmarked players. Costa Baz
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12:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Egomaniac says...

info@denisbundy sums it up with great eloquence!

Totally agree his sentiments.
info@denisbundy sums it up with great eloquence! Totally agree his sentiments. Egomaniac
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1:08pm Mon 3 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

Egomaniac wrote:
info@denisbundy sums it up with great eloquence! Totally agree his sentiments.
As I said earlier NC and Lowe both want to much involvement in player purchases,dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: info@denisbundy sums it up with great eloquence! Totally agree his sentiments.[/p][/quote]As I said earlier NC and Lowe both want to much involvement in player purchases,dangerous. wild rupert
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1:15pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Quite Frankly says...

That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief. Quite Frankly
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1:32pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Quite Frankly wrote:
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
Innit. It takes most clubs decades to do what Nicola has just done in a mere three years, and this is only the start of things.

He's a man for whom silence is a sign of integrity and he doesn't blab his mouth off about what he's had for breakfast, so it's understandable that people might jump to conclusions about what is happening behind the scenes, but it would be fairer to judge him by his record of achievement, which is none too shabby.
[quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]Innit. It takes most clubs decades to do what Nicola has just done in a mere three years, and this is only the start of things. He's a man for whom silence is a sign of integrity and he doesn't blab his mouth off about what he's had for breakfast, so it's understandable that people might jump to conclusions about what is happening behind the scenes, but it would be fairer to judge him by his record of achievement, which is none too shabby. St Retford
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1:35pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MiltonRoad says...

We need some perspective here and to see people questioning NA or NC is unforgiveable given what they have achieved in the last 2 years. NA know's the defence is weak and I am sure he and NC tried to do something about that. But incoming players have to be better than what we have and clearly they wern't able to get who they wanted. LB is the biggest worry - Fox has made mistakes in every game. NA is not stupid but he has to work with what he has. Overall, the crowd, the atmosphere, the performance were all superb yesterday. We will be fine and we should be proud. It has rarely been a better time to be a Saints fan. And let's stop questioning NA once and for all.
We need some perspective here and to see people questioning NA or NC is unforgiveable given what they have achieved in the last 2 years. NA know's the defence is weak and I am sure he and NC tried to do something about that. But incoming players have to be better than what we have and clearly they wern't able to get who they wanted. LB is the biggest worry - Fox has made mistakes in every game. NA is not stupid but he has to work with what he has. Overall, the crowd, the atmosphere, the performance were all superb yesterday. We will be fine and we should be proud. It has rarely been a better time to be a Saints fan. And let's stop questioning NA once and for all. MiltonRoad
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1:37pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.
yes yes and yes,
we have so far been better than the top 2 teams in the league (for most of the game) and will go on to pick up loads of points. i am not worried by the the arse and think we might get a result against them.
as for the wigan game i think that we all expected to win that and were dissapointed that we didnt, maybe we should have won, i do know that our new signings are going to scare some defenders witless, and i cant wait!
I am so pleased to see some good sense being written and supported.

We are going to thrash some teams at some stage soon.

There is no cause for despondency or gloom.
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I really love Saints.. great game of football in the early hours down here in NZ.. Loved most of every minute. Ref gifted the game to Alex for his 1000th. but I do for once agree with Alex Ferg: Saints do attack the far post very well... and it nearly undid them. His half time talk told them to do their jobs.. when he put scholes on he took command of their team and we never got the ball forward cleanly after that.. That is world class midfield play at it's best and no fiddling the sub from us would have made a differnce until we get our world class player.. Gaston back from Uraguay Int DUty.. I'm really looking forward to his injection of pure silky speed and skill.. Saints are going to devastate some teams very soon.. Alex Ferg could see it.. pundits can see.. I can see it from 12,500m away. Most of the fans can too.. Our backs will learn lots.. Yoshida will add.. Together we'll do great!! COYR.[/p][/quote]yes yes and yes, we have so far been better than the top 2 teams in the league (for most of the game) and will go on to pick up loads of points. i am not worried by the the arse and think we might get a result against them. as for the wigan game i think that we all expected to win that and were dissapointed that we didnt, maybe we should have won, i do know that our new signings are going to scare some defenders witless, and i cant wait![/p][/quote]I am so pleased to see some good sense being written and supported. We are going to thrash some teams at some stage soon. There is no cause for despondency or gloom. Alicesdad
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1:41pm Mon 3 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

Quite Frankly wrote:
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
[quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this. wild rupert
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1:44pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

Getting back to to Del Piero .. aren't we too late? Or am I missing something?. He'll be even older in January ...

I doubt this will happen.

Mind you, what could possibly dissuade him from joining some team in the southern hemisphere who play on sand in eternal sunshine to crowds of several hundred....
Getting back to to Del Piero .. aren't we too late? Or am I missing something?. He'll be even older in January ... I doubt this will happen. Mind you, what could possibly dissuade him from joining some team in the southern hemisphere who play on sand in eternal sunshine to crowds of several hundred.... Alicesdad
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1:45pm Mon 3 Sep 12

SnapperSaint says...

Egomaniac wrote:
info@denisbundy sums it up with great eloquence! Totally agree his sentiments.
Eloquence...LoL!
Anyway, he is right about the replacements we need...
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: info@denisbundy sums it up with great eloquence! Totally agree his sentiments.[/p][/quote]Eloquence...LoL! Anyway, he is right about the replacements we need... SnapperSaint
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1:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MGRA says...

NA is human. He made a huge mistake. He will learn from it. The fact remains that if he had not taken off the three best players on the ball, we would not have gifted them so much of the ball and would not have been camped in our own 1/3rd. We put out our average defence and they played very very well against a very ordinary Manure side + VP. He should have kept tired legs on the pitch and got them to play some football just a bit deeper maybe but try to at least keep pushing the game. The subsitutions gifted Manure the easiest 3 points they will get this season I am sure from a fairly didgy position they were in. This is nothing to do with in whoever you trust,,, it was just a mistake and managers in the Prem learn quickly or they are toast. NA knows this, he is no fool. He will want 6 points at least from the next 15, then 9 from the next 15 and we are back on track and he is performing at the level he would be happy with. The money that has been spent that is the least that will be expected by NC. There is no room for sentiment in the cash-cow Premier League I am affraid. The huge plus so far is comfortable certain players have looked already in the Prem, Sir Rickie, MS, AL and JP(we knew that anyway). The Marmite player Guly is living upto expectation for those that "hate" not "love" ( so to speak ) , he looks not be upto it really but I hope he improves and grows this season....
NA is human. He made a huge mistake. He will learn from it. The fact remains that if he had not taken off the three best players on the ball, we would not have gifted them so much of the ball and would not have been camped in our own 1/3rd. We put out our average defence and they played very very well against a very ordinary Manure side + VP. He should have kept tired legs on the pitch and got them to play some football just a bit deeper maybe but try to at least keep pushing the game. The subsitutions gifted Manure the easiest 3 points they will get this season I am sure from a fairly didgy position they were in. This is nothing to do with in whoever you trust,,, it was just a mistake and managers in the Prem learn quickly or they are toast. NA knows this, he is no fool. He will want 6 points at least from the next 15, then 9 from the next 15 and we are back on track and he is performing at the level he would be happy with. The money that has been spent that is the least that will be expected by NC. There is no room for sentiment in the cash-cow Premier League I am affraid. The huge plus so far is comfortable certain players have looked already in the Prem, Sir Rickie, MS, AL and JP(we knew that anyway). The Marmite player Guly is living upto expectation for those that "hate" not "love" ( so to speak ) , he looks not be upto it really but I hope he improves and grows this season.... MGRA
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1:50pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Bpl333 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
At the end of the day Man U were absolutely rubbish yesterday,the only difference between the teams was Van Persie,without him they would be nothing.Lambert terrorised their defence and if gets the sort of service Van Persie gets it would be him with the hat trick.He dictated the entire game and should have stayed on, he's not old he's 3 years older than Van Persie so what.
It was always a tough start to the season who really thought Saints would win these games?
The fans should be very proud of the team they gave it to Utd for 85 minutes.
Get real....Saints played wel yesterday but live Tv, back i the premier league ,fans up for it etc etc.......

If man utd played rubbish, imagine the damage they would do if, they played well
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day Man U were absolutely rubbish yesterday,the only difference between the teams was Van Persie,without him they would be nothing.Lambert terrorised their defence and if gets the sort of service Van Persie gets it would be him with the hat trick.He dictated the entire game and should have stayed on, he's not old he's 3 years older than Van Persie so what. It was always a tough start to the season who really thought Saints would win these games? The fans should be very proud of the team they gave it to Utd for 85 minutes.[/p][/quote]Get real....Saints played wel yesterday but live Tv, back i the premier league ,fans up for it etc etc....... If man utd played rubbish, imagine the damage they would do if, they played well Bpl333
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1:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Bpl333 says...

Question as the left back is getting slated.......
The left back cant get too lcose against someone like Valencia,as he is big an poweful and wont be caught.....

Protection is needed............wh
o was the person that was supposed to be playing in front of the left back??? where was he??
Question as the left back is getting slated....... The left back cant get too lcose against someone like Valencia,as he is big an poweful and wont be caught..... Protection is needed............wh o was the person that was supposed to be playing in front of the left back??? where was he?? Bpl333
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1:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Cheapshot says...

wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote:
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Explain to me how it's evident?

i always thought the manager and director of football sat down with the scouting team and they all selected the players they thought were best. It was then handed over to the chairman to broker the deal....but wait, your way makes so much more sense! Not only does the chairman run the club he also scouts the player, chooses the player and buys the players...tough job!
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Explain to me how it's evident? i always thought the manager and director of football sat down with the scouting team and they all selected the players they thought were best. It was then handed over to the chairman to broker the deal....but wait, your way makes so much more sense! Not only does the chairman run the club he also scouts the player, chooses the player and buys the players...tough job! Cheapshot
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1:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Getting back to to Del Piero .. aren't we too late? Or am I missing something?. He'll be even older in January ...

I doubt this will happen.

Mind you, what could possibly dissuade him from joining some team in the southern hemisphere who play on sand in eternal sunshine to crowds of several hundred....
He's out of contract, innit, so we can sign him anytime.

I'm ambivalent about Derek Peters. On the one hand it would contradict the philosophy of bringing in hungry youngsters but, equally, it would be a buzz to see him in a Saints shirt and would raise our profile to prospective new recruits from around Europe. He could also probably do a job against tiring defenders for the last 20 minutes. So if he's looked after himself, as most Italians seem to, then why not take a punt?
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Getting back to to Del Piero .. aren't we too late? Or am I missing something?. He'll be even older in January ... I doubt this will happen. Mind you, what could possibly dissuade him from joining some team in the southern hemisphere who play on sand in eternal sunshine to crowds of several hundred....[/p][/quote]He's out of contract, innit, so we can sign him anytime. I'm ambivalent about Derek Peters. On the one hand it would contradict the philosophy of bringing in hungry youngsters but, equally, it would be a buzz to see him in a Saints shirt and would raise our profile to prospective new recruits from around Europe. He could also probably do a job against tiring defenders for the last 20 minutes. So if he's looked after himself, as most Italians seem to, then why not take a punt? St Retford
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1:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

teamster says...

Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.
Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league. teamster
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1:58pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote:
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
There are undoubtedly a whole load of discussions, deals, suggestions and wheeling and dealing that we never hear about. Probably just as well if Friday is anything to go by. I couldn't bear the weight of all that knowledge and the wait would be awful.

Anyway, NC may well be a control freak, I don't care. He controls the most important thing .. the money. And he has turned the tap on when needed. Nigel knows where the weaknesses are but top class CBs do not grow on trees.

I certainly don't think Nigel is the coach for Nicolas players. I think we have cast the net wide and simply been more fortunate in getting strikers over defenders.

They are both doing just fine.

Remember - We are long past the days of Voldemort when an underfinded city boy borrowed too much money and sank the ship.

How can people be so critical of a team that has returned to the top flight years ahead of expectations and now has a squad of players that is the envy of the Premiership. We may be bottom, but WE KNOW that won't last long ... the Saints are coming and there isn't a team in this league that is looking forward to playing us. Fact.
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]There are undoubtedly a whole load of discussions, deals, suggestions and wheeling and dealing that we never hear about. Probably just as well if Friday is anything to go by. I couldn't bear the weight of all that knowledge and the wait would be awful. Anyway, NC may well be a control freak, I don't care. He controls the most important thing .. the money. And he has turned the tap on when needed. Nigel knows where the weaknesses are but top class CBs do not grow on trees. I certainly don't think Nigel is the coach for Nicolas players. I think we have cast the net wide and simply been more fortunate in getting strikers over defenders. They are both doing just fine. Remember - We are long past the days of Voldemort when an underfinded city boy borrowed too much money and sank the ship. How can people be so critical of a team that has returned to the top flight years ahead of expectations and now has a squad of players that is the envy of the Premiership. We may be bottom, but WE KNOW that won't last long ... the Saints are coming and there isn't a team in this league that is looking forward to playing us. Fact. Alicesdad
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2:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

teamster wrote:
Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.
Good post. Common sense.
[quote][p][bold]teamster[/bold] wrote: Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.[/p][/quote]Good post. Common sense. Alicesdad
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2:01pm Mon 3 Sep 12

batesieboy says...

wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote:
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks!
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks! batesieboy
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2:02pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Cheapshot wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote:
That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Explain to me how it's evident?

i always thought the manager and director of football sat down with the scouting team and they all selected the players they thought were best. It was then handed over to the chairman to broker the deal....but wait, your way makes so much more sense! Not only does the chairman run the club he also scouts the player, chooses the player and buys the players...tough job!
Bingo!
[quote][p][bold]Cheapshot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Explain to me how it's evident? i always thought the manager and director of football sat down with the scouting team and they all selected the players they thought were best. It was then handed over to the chairman to broker the deal....but wait, your way makes so much more sense! Not only does the chairman run the club he also scouts the player, chooses the player and buys the players...tough job![/p][/quote]Bingo! St Retford
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2:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Redrobbo says...

St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
We are set up as most clubs on the continent are.Our Manager is actully head coach, he has a say in the players that he wants but I would think that Les Reid has far more say. Nigel himself has referred to our recruitment department. There is only one manager in English football who controls everything from the teabags the tealady buys to player recruitment and that man is Sir Alex. Once he retires then at top level football there will never again be an old fashioned football club manager.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]We are set up as most clubs on the continent are.Our Manager is actully head coach, he has a say in the players that he wants but I would think that Les Reid has far more say. Nigel himself has referred to our recruitment department. There is only one manager in English football who controls everything from the teabags the tealady buys to player recruitment and that man is Sir Alex. Once he retires then at top level football there will never again be an old fashioned football club manager. Redrobbo
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2:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Getting back to to Del Piero .. aren't we too late? Or am I missing something?. He'll be even older in January ...

I doubt this will happen.

Mind you, what could possibly dissuade him from joining some team in the southern hemisphere who play on sand in eternal sunshine to crowds of several hundred....
He's out of contract, innit, so we can sign him anytime.

I'm ambivalent about Derek Peters. On the one hand it would contradict the philosophy of bringing in hungry youngsters but, equally, it would be a buzz to see him in a Saints shirt and would raise our profile to prospective new recruits from around Europe. He could also probably do a job against tiring defenders for the last 20 minutes. So if he's looked after himself, as most Italians seem to, then why not take a punt?
Thanks. All is now clear.
I agree with your other sentiments too.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Getting back to to Del Piero .. aren't we too late? Or am I missing something?. He'll be even older in January ... I doubt this will happen. Mind you, what could possibly dissuade him from joining some team in the southern hemisphere who play on sand in eternal sunshine to crowds of several hundred....[/p][/quote]He's out of contract, innit, so we can sign him anytime. I'm ambivalent about Derek Peters. On the one hand it would contradict the philosophy of bringing in hungry youngsters but, equally, it would be a buzz to see him in a Saints shirt and would raise our profile to prospective new recruits from around Europe. He could also probably do a job against tiring defenders for the last 20 minutes. So if he's looked after himself, as most Italians seem to, then why not take a punt?[/p][/quote]Thanks. All is now clear. I agree with your other sentiments too. Alicesdad
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2:15pm Mon 3 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

37 year old striker ?!
NA should get real we want a new goalkeeper, KD is just not up to the sharpness of Premier League strikers and against Man U sold his defenders short by gifting perfectly weighted, along the ground passes to Man U strikers.
As for some of the defenders they ran around like headless chickens.
Unless NA does something about the defence he won't last long as Saints manager and Saints will be a one season wonder in the Premiership.
8 goals conceded in 3 games, a 2-0 home defeat to the likes of Wigan and looking for a striker? -- it'll soon be time for the men in white suits to carry poor Nigel away, he's lost it!!
37 year old striker ?! NA should get real we want a new goalkeeper, KD is just not up to the sharpness of Premier League strikers and against Man U sold his defenders short by gifting perfectly weighted, along the ground passes to Man U strikers. As for some of the defenders they ran around like headless chickens. Unless NA does something about the defence he won't last long as Saints manager and Saints will be a one season wonder in the Premiership. 8 goals conceded in 3 games, a 2-0 home defeat to the likes of Wigan and looking for a striker? -- it'll soon be time for the men in white suits to carry poor Nigel away, he's lost it!! TEBOURBA
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2:23pm Mon 3 Sep 12

francey says...

lets take owen as well, may he play in our 2-3-5 formation.....lol
lets take owen as well, may he play in our 2-3-5 formation.....lol francey
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2:27pm Mon 3 Sep 12

francey says...

we need a LB fox is not good enough, fonte can play better but we have that jap as cover.... who looks ok but unproven
we need a LB fox is not good enough, fonte can play better but we have that jap as cover.... who looks ok but unproven francey
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2:29pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Dubai-saints89 says...

Del Piero is one of several free agents still without a club, including ex-Fiorentina goalkeeper Artur Boruc, Milan full-back Gianluca Zambrotta, World Cup winner Fabio Grosso and the likes of Massimo Mutarelli, Simone Barone, Alex Manninger, Per Kroldrup, David Suazo and Simone Loria....

couple if defenders mentioned in there plus a keeper. why dont we go for any of them?
Del Piero is one of several free agents still without a club, including ex-Fiorentina goalkeeper Artur Boruc, Milan full-back Gianluca Zambrotta, World Cup winner Fabio Grosso and the likes of Massimo Mutarelli, Simone Barone, Alex Manninger, Per Kroldrup, David Suazo and Simone Loria.... couple if defenders mentioned in there plus a keeper. why dont we go for any of them? Dubai-saints89
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2:29pm Mon 3 Sep 12

wild rupert says...

batesieboy wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks!
I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks![/p][/quote]I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ. wild rupert
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2:53pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MGRA says...

wild rupert wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks!
I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.
this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks![/p][/quote]I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.[/p][/quote]this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places... MGRA
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2:58pm Mon 3 Sep 12

The Libertine says...

Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.
Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue. The Libertine
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3:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

george chivers says...

Redrobbo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
We are set up as most clubs on the continent are.Our Manager is actully head coach, he has a say in the players that he wants but I would think that Les Reid has far more say. Nigel himself has referred to our recruitment department. There is only one manager in English football who controls everything from the teabags the tealady buys to player recruitment and that man is Sir Alex. Once he retires then at top level football there will never again be an old fashioned football club manager.
I was aware of Les Reed, but why are so many targets coming from Italy and Switzerland?

Is there another connection
in addition to Les Reed who is closer to Nicola than Les Reed? I guess we will never know.

I would prefer to hear about experienced defenders, rather than old Italian forwards who are thinking of playing in OZ.

I fear for Nigel. Will he have a free hand to pick the team if results don't improve rapidly. Les Reed interfered at Charlton, became manager and things went down hill from that point, until Chris Powell was appointed.
[quote][p][bold]Redrobbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]We are set up as most clubs on the continent are.Our Manager is actully head coach, he has a say in the players that he wants but I would think that Les Reid has far more say. Nigel himself has referred to our recruitment department. There is only one manager in English football who controls everything from the teabags the tealady buys to player recruitment and that man is Sir Alex. Once he retires then at top level football there will never again be an old fashioned football club manager.[/p][/quote]I was aware of Les Reed, but why are so many targets coming from Italy and Switzerland? Is there another connection in addition to Les Reed who is closer to Nicola than Les Reed? I guess we will never know. I would prefer to hear about experienced defenders, rather than old Italian forwards who are thinking of playing in OZ. I fear for Nigel. Will he have a free hand to pick the team if results don't improve rapidly. Les Reed interfered at Charlton, became manager and things went down hill from that point, until Chris Powell was appointed. george chivers
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3:02pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

The Libertine wrote:
Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.
You're a QPR fan so you would say that.
[quote][p][bold]The Libertine[/bold] wrote: Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.[/p][/quote]You're a QPR fan so you would say that. St Retford
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3:08pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Warsash patriot says...

SaintPC wrote:
Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time.

Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc

All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent.

Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters.

Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....
Agree totally great post
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time. Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent. Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters. Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....[/p][/quote]Agree totally great post Warsash patriot
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3:08pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

george chivers wrote:
Redrobbo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
We are set up as most clubs on the continent are.Our Manager is actully head coach, he has a say in the players that he wants but I would think that Les Reid has far more say. Nigel himself has referred to our recruitment department. There is only one manager in English football who controls everything from the teabags the tealady buys to player recruitment and that man is Sir Alex. Once he retires then at top level football there will never again be an old fashioned football club manager.
I was aware of Les Reed, but why are so many targets coming from Italy and Switzerland?

Is there another connection
in addition to Les Reed who is closer to Nicola than Les Reed? I guess we will never know.

I would prefer to hear about experienced defenders, rather than old Italian forwards who are thinking of playing in OZ.

I fear for Nigel. Will he have a free hand to pick the team if results don't improve rapidly. Les Reed interfered at Charlton, became manager and things went down hill from that point, until Chris Powell was appointed.
I worry about how we're paying for our new computers. Has that been sorted yet?
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redrobbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]We are set up as most clubs on the continent are.Our Manager is actully head coach, he has a say in the players that he wants but I would think that Les Reid has far more say. Nigel himself has referred to our recruitment department. There is only one manager in English football who controls everything from the teabags the tealady buys to player recruitment and that man is Sir Alex. Once he retires then at top level football there will never again be an old fashioned football club manager.[/p][/quote]I was aware of Les Reed, but why are so many targets coming from Italy and Switzerland? Is there another connection in addition to Les Reed who is closer to Nicola than Les Reed? I guess we will never know. I would prefer to hear about experienced defenders, rather than old Italian forwards who are thinking of playing in OZ. I fear for Nigel. Will he have a free hand to pick the team if results don't improve rapidly. Les Reed interfered at Charlton, became manager and things went down hill from that point, until Chris Powell was appointed.[/p][/quote]I worry about how we're paying for our new computers. Has that been sorted yet? St Retford
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3:15pm Mon 3 Sep 12

The Libertine says...

St Retford wrote:
The Libertine wrote:
Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.
You're a QPR fan so you would say that.
Haha. No I'm not, interested in what hat you pulled that from. I just feel he is woefully inexperienced at this level. We don't have League1 managers anymore so why have a League1 manager?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Libertine[/bold] wrote: Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.[/p][/quote]You're a QPR fan so you would say that.[/p][/quote]Haha. No I'm not, interested in what hat you pulled that from. I just feel he is woefully inexperienced at this level. We don't have League1 managers anymore so why have a League1 manager? The Libertine
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3:17pm Mon 3 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
No one knows what goes on, do you really think NC will let a banker go pick his players? There is a set up at St Mary that scouts out players under Les Reed, I'm sure that NC/NA/LR all sit down and work towards a common goal.

NC stays out of the limelight, if he was after it, he'd step right into it, wouldn't he?
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]No one knows what goes on, do you really think NC will let a banker go pick his players? There is a set up at St Mary that scouts out players under Les Reed, I'm sure that NC/NA/LR all sit down and work towards a common goal. NC stays out of the limelight, if he was after it, he'd step right into it, wouldn't he? westfordUSAsaints
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3:25pm Mon 3 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
Agree with the ST Retford, no one man picks what players we get. Remember the stand Nigel put up when we first knew he was the clubs target. I for one can not believe he would sit back and say nothing about the players or the future players that will walk into the building. Get a grip we have only played 3 games, i think at one time we played 8 games in the prem without winning one but still stayed up. Wait til christmas and see where we are and what can be done to improve the side. We have 2 INTERNATIONALS to come into the side, like they say in Liverpool ...CALM DOWN CALM DOWN.
With these two players the defence could look stronger and as an attacking force we could step up a gear. Have faith not a moan.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]Agree with the ST Retford, no one man picks what players we get. Remember the stand Nigel put up when we first knew he was the clubs target. I for one can not believe he would sit back and say nothing about the players or the future players that will walk into the building. Get a grip we have only played 3 games, i think at one time we played 8 games in the prem without winning one but still stayed up. Wait til christmas and see where we are and what can be done to improve the side. We have 2 INTERNATIONALS to come into the side, like they say in Liverpool ...CALM DOWN CALM DOWN. With these two players the defence could look stronger and as an attacking force we could step up a gear. Have faith not a moan. hedge end bob
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3:34pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Retford says...

The Libertine wrote:
St Retford wrote:
The Libertine wrote:
Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.
You're a QPR fan so you would say that.
Haha. No I'm not, interested in what hat you pulled that from. I just feel he is woefully inexperienced at this level. We don't have League1 managers anymore so why have a League1 manager?
Your name gives it away. You're blatantly Pete Doherty and you're blatantly still on the brown.
[quote][p][bold]The Libertine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Libertine[/bold] wrote: Get Adkins out. He hasn't got a clue.[/p][/quote]You're a QPR fan so you would say that.[/p][/quote]Haha. No I'm not, interested in what hat you pulled that from. I just feel he is woefully inexperienced at this level. We don't have League1 managers anymore so why have a League1 manager?[/p][/quote]Your name gives it away. You're blatantly Pete Doherty and you're blatantly still on the brown. St Retford
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3:41pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Confucious says...

Heard on the radio this morning that Nigel is now the bookies favourite to be the first Prem manager to get fired this season. (No 2 I think is Paul Lambert.)

What a sh!te job it is. Two fantastically successful seasons and then 3 games in to the third he's being tipped for the chop.

I'd rather be a lumberjack in the Sahara.
Heard on the radio this morning that Nigel is now the bookies favourite to be the first Prem manager to get fired this season. (No 2 I think is Paul Lambert.) What a sh!te job it is. Two fantastically successful seasons and then 3 games in to the third he's being tipped for the chop. I'd rather be a lumberjack in the Sahara. Confucious
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3:42pm Mon 3 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

Cheapshot wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation!
I know! it's crazy. People forget that it took Swansea 1 month to score 1 goal, let alone win last season....look how their season turned out!!! People need to chill and get behind the team. We have bought some really good players that will make the difference. It's frustrating that we have to play Arsenal next, and to be honest we never do too well against them but we all knew this season was going to be a bit of a struggle! we WILL win games...there's only 3 points between us and 12th! The results will come eventually, keep the faith!! COYRs
well said.
[quote][p][bold]Cheapshot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]Never known one game to stur up so much emotion and speculation![/p][/quote]I know! it's crazy. People forget that it took Swansea 1 month to score 1 goal, let alone win last season....look how their season turned out!!! People need to chill and get behind the team. We have bought some really good players that will make the difference. It's frustrating that we have to play Arsenal next, and to be honest we never do too well against them but we all knew this season was going to be a bit of a struggle! we WILL win games...there's only 3 points between us and 12th! The results will come eventually, keep the faith!! COYRs[/p][/quote]well said. westfordUSAsaints
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3:44pm Mon 3 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

teamster wrote:
Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]teamster[/bold] wrote: Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.[/p][/quote]Agreed. westfordUSAsaints
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3:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

Warsash patriot wrote:
SaintPC wrote:
Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time.

Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc

All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent.

Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters.

Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....
Agree totally great post
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]Warsash patriot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time. Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent. Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters. Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....[/p][/quote]Agree totally great post[/p][/quote]Agreed westfordUSAsaints
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4:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Warsash patriot wrote:
SaintPC wrote:
Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time.

Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc

All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent.

Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters.

Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....
Agree totally great post
Agreed
Exactly totally agree too!!

But can I add...Del Piero isn't an out an out striker he plays behind the striker so more of a playmaker...take Gaston off with 15-20 mins to go and replace him with experience and another world class player, PERFECT!!
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warsash patriot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: Let us remember that not every signing is designed to be for 90 minutes action every saturday. Del Piero is a world class striker and has been at the top of the game, with the greatest clubs, for a long time. Just having experience like that around the place, in training, on the bench, 20 minute cameos at the end to hold the ball up better, being a guide for younger strikers to learn off etc All of that is invaluable, if he raises the game of each of our centre-forwards by 5%, as well as contributing at times himself too, then it is money well spent. Think of the future, maybe he wants to coach, maybe he will come in an unofficial player/coach capacity to bring on our youngsters. Have faith that NC/NA aren't fools.....[/p][/quote]Agree totally great post[/p][/quote]Agreed[/p][/quote]Exactly totally agree too!! But can I add...Del Piero isn't an out an out striker he plays behind the striker so more of a playmaker...take Gaston off with 15-20 mins to go and replace him with experience and another world class player, PERFECT!! SouthamptonLegend
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4:25pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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4:26pm Mon 3 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

There are some right idiots on here, what about QPR and Norwich getting spanked 5-0 first games,Saints havent been that bad have they?
Saints are 3 points off 10th place for christ sake there's no need to panic.
There are some right idiots on here, what about QPR and Norwich getting spanked 5-0 first games,Saints havent been that bad have they? Saints are 3 points off 10th place for christ sake there's no need to panic. bigfella777
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4:32pm Mon 3 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
My only concern would be clauses in contracts that allow players to leave for an agreed sum if relegation occurs. Can you really see the likes of Ramirez playing in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.[/p][/quote]My only concern would be clauses in contracts that allow players to leave for an agreed sum if relegation occurs. Can you really see the likes of Ramirez playing in the Championship. JohnItaly
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4:32pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Bpl333 says...

expectations are too high................
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expectations are too high................ ......... Bpl333
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4:35pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

If this is what Adkins thinks will keep us up then the sooner he goes the better . I just wonder who actually identifies the players we sign .looks to me cortese makes the signings and Adkins just agrees .the only signing we made were Adkins had an input was prob billy sharp
If this is what Adkins thinks will keep us up then the sooner he goes the better . I just wonder who actually identifies the players we sign .looks to me cortese makes the signings and Adkins just agrees .the only signing we made were Adkins had an input was prob billy sharp Enock84
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4:43pm Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

MGRA wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks!
I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.
this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...
If you have concerns about anything that's going on and here, whisper them quietly. I actually think we'll do well from october onwards, but criticism of the team or he management is not always welcome.

Some of the posters on this website seem to think that they are in with the management of the club. In a way, whther it's true or not doesn't matter, the outcome can be unpleasant for critics.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks![/p][/quote]I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.[/p][/quote]this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...[/p][/quote]If you have concerns about anything that's going on and here, whisper them quietly. I actually think we'll do well from october onwards, but criticism of the team or he management is not always welcome. Some of the posters on this website seem to think that they are in with the management of the club. In a way, whther it's true or not doesn't matter, the outcome can be unpleasant for critics. City Saint
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4:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

BracknellSaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
I'm with Seedhouse on this.
I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed!
Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations.
Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group.
Let's just do the following, please?
1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival
2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong
3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them.
4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy!
We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.[/p][/quote]I'm with Seedhouse on this. I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed! Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations. Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group. Let's just do the following, please? 1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival 2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong 3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them. 4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy! We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!! BracknellSaint
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4:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

tugboat says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
My only concern would be clauses in contracts that allow players to leave for an agreed sum if relegation occurs. Can you really see the likes of Ramirez playing in the Championship.
He wont have to......
Why is it that some want to foresee the problems before the problems even exsist?
Yep we have defensive issues,thats not a lightbulb moment,merely stating the obvious,NA et al know this and have strived to address it,albiet so far unsuccessfully.
I understand the support is made up of glass half full/half empty supporters and respect everyones opinion,but dear god, were three games into our fledgeling premier league campaign,and some are already slating the man that got us here-staggering.
We have just played the reigning premier league champions,the champions elect ,champions league quality teams and more than held our own oh and unfortunately Wigan.(a mere blip)
My concern ,and yes probably contradicting what Ive just said ,is with kelv,god forbid if he gets crocked,then we WILL look vunerable.Not sure weve addressed that yet.
But get the japenese lad bedded in and ramirez,s brilliance and who knows.
Early days,dont panic,still gunning for mid table.
One poster (sorry cant remember who)made a brilliant point when he said,if NA thought he was letting the club down he would probably go to NC himself and tell him so,such is the calibre of the man we have at the helm.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.[/p][/quote]My only concern would be clauses in contracts that allow players to leave for an agreed sum if relegation occurs. Can you really see the likes of Ramirez playing in the Championship.[/p][/quote]He wont have to...... Why is it that some want to foresee the problems before the problems even exsist? Yep we have defensive issues,thats not a lightbulb moment,merely stating the obvious,NA et al know this and have strived to address it,albiet so far unsuccessfully. I understand the support is made up of glass half full/half empty supporters and respect everyones opinion,but dear god, were three games into our fledgeling premier league campaign,and some are already slating the man that got us here-staggering. We have just played the reigning premier league champions,the champions elect ,champions league quality teams and more than held our own oh and unfortunately Wigan.(a mere blip) My concern ,and yes probably contradicting what Ive just said ,is with kelv,god forbid if he gets crocked,then we WILL look vunerable.Not sure weve addressed that yet. But get the japenese lad bedded in and ramirez,s brilliance and who knows. Early days,dont panic,still gunning for mid table. One poster (sorry cant remember who)made a brilliant point when he said,if NA thought he was letting the club down he would probably go to NC himself and tell him so,such is the calibre of the man we have at the helm. tugboat
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4:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Heard on the radio this morning that Nigel is now the bookies favourite to be the first Prem manager to get fired this season. (No 2 I think is Paul Lambert.) What a sh!te job it is. Two fantastically successful seasons and then 3 games in to the third he's being tipped for the chop. I'd rather be a lumberjack in the Sahara.
Does anyone else remember Adkins' interview after we were promoted last season? He looked seriously upset and the suspicion was something had been said between the final whistle and the interviews from someone in a position of power at the club.

So yeah, even on his happiest day as a manager, Adkins looked like he'd been told to go make snowmen in the desert.

Let's hope we stick with Adkins for a rocky forst top-flight season as man u did with fergie for his first season in charge. This won't be an easy year, but we have the best chance if we stick with Adkins,who knows this team better than anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Heard on the radio this morning that Nigel is now the bookies favourite to be the first Prem manager to get fired this season. (No 2 I think is Paul Lambert.) What a sh!te job it is. Two fantastically successful seasons and then 3 games in to the third he's being tipped for the chop. I'd rather be a lumberjack in the Sahara.[/p][/quote]Does anyone else remember Adkins' interview after we were promoted last season? He looked seriously upset and the suspicion was something had been said between the final whistle and the interviews from someone in a position of power at the club. So yeah, even on his happiest day as a manager, Adkins looked like he'd been told to go make snowmen in the desert. Let's hope we stick with Adkins for a rocky forst top-flight season as man u did with fergie for his first season in charge. This won't be an easy year, but we have the best chance if we stick with Adkins,who knows this team better than anyone. City Saint
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4:54pm Mon 3 Sep 12

tugboat says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
I'm with Seedhouse on this.
I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed!
Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations.
Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group.
Let's just do the following, please?
1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival
2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong
3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them.
4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy!
We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!!
Great post-enjoyed reading it,and agree
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.[/p][/quote]I'm with Seedhouse on this. I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed! Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations. Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group. Let's just do the following, please? 1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival 2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong 3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them. 4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy! We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!![/p][/quote]Great post-enjoyed reading it,and agree tugboat
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4:56pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Landdo says...

Would all you boo boys f£@k off! Ok we have weaknesses but the transfer window is shut N/A knows about our weaknesses and I bet the players do too, they were as dissapointed not to get the 3 points as us fans were, but it's time to step up and be a fan, cheer the team on, I hope for their sakes they don't read these forums we need to inspire them to improve not keep spouting off about how **** they are! cheer them on make em feel 10 feet tall, inspire them to raise there game
C.O.Y.R
Would all you boo boys f£@k off! Ok we have weaknesses but the transfer window is shut N/A knows about our weaknesses and I bet the players do too, they were as dissapointed not to get the 3 points as us fans were, but it's time to step up and be a fan, cheer the team on, I hope for their sakes they don't read these forums we need to inspire them to improve not keep spouting off about how **** they are! cheer them on make em feel 10 feet tall, inspire them to raise there game C.O.Y.R Landdo
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5:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Best players news for saints in the last six weeks is that James Ward-Prowse looks like a 17 year old Scholes: the physical resemblance is passable, the playing resemblance is mind-blowing. Sign him up to a five-year deal quick! And bring out Shaw for villa onwards, he can't be worse than Danny Fox defending, and someone else can handle the set pieces.

Don't play the youngsters against Arsenal though, in case Arsene should again like what he sees...
Best players news for saints in the last six weeks is that James Ward-Prowse looks like a 17 year old Scholes: the physical resemblance is passable, the playing resemblance is mind-blowing. Sign him up to a five-year deal quick! And bring out Shaw for villa onwards, he can't be worse than Danny Fox defending, and someone else can handle the set pieces. Don't play the youngsters against Arsenal though, in case Arsene should again like what he sees... City Saint
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5:04pm Mon 3 Sep 12

tugboat says...

City Saint wrote:
MGRA wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks!
I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.
this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...
If you have concerns about anything that's going on and here, whisper them quietly. I actually think we'll do well from october onwards, but criticism of the team or he management is not always welcome.

Some of the posters on this website seem to think that they are in with the management of the club. In a way, whther it's true or not doesn't matter, the outcome can be unpleasant for critics.
No NO NO, constructive criticism is welcome, but the "sack him" brigade,who call for his head 3 games into the season Whats all that about ?.
Yep the subs were wrong,he cocked up,we have defensive frailties,but it about supporting your local team.
OK be critical,but cant the big picture be seen ? A Young side newly promoted,who are striving to do their best week in week out,they deserve a chance- dont they ?
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks![/p][/quote]I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.[/p][/quote]this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...[/p][/quote]If you have concerns about anything that's going on and here, whisper them quietly. I actually think we'll do well from october onwards, but criticism of the team or he management is not always welcome. Some of the posters on this website seem to think that they are in with the management of the club. In a way, whther it's true or not doesn't matter, the outcome can be unpleasant for critics.[/p][/quote]No NO NO, constructive criticism is welcome, but the "sack him" brigade,who call for his head 3 games into the season Whats all that about ?. Yep the subs were wrong,he cocked up,we have defensive frailties,but it about supporting your local team. OK be critical,but cant the big picture be seen ? A Young side newly promoted,who are striving to do their best week in week out,they deserve a chance- dont they ? tugboat
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5:25pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Malcy says...

I listened to the commentary with Dave M and the Presenter what's his name and thought he was very humourous, the game seemed exciting and at 2/ 1 thought will Fergie eat humble pie but no for the 2nd time we were all let down but there's no panic, as for time added on, in all Pro games of Football the clock is stopped and started for everything including throw ins, however in Local Football time wasn't stopped for throw ins although it can be and I should know I Refereed for 9 years in Southampton & Winchester, the Manager cannot be judge on 3 games in the Prem, he hasn't become a bad Manager over night, I'm sure he'll be a hero again by the end of the season, give him and his team time, take a look at the league table, it's only 3 games, have faith and trust as you lovely people have since N A came to Southampton, he wants success like all of us, COYR
I listened to the commentary with Dave M and the Presenter what's his name and thought he was very humourous, the game seemed exciting and at 2/ 1 thought will Fergie eat humble pie but no for the 2nd time we were all let down but there's no panic, as for time added on, in all Pro games of Football the clock is stopped and started for everything including throw ins, however in Local Football time wasn't stopped for throw ins although it can be and I should know I Refereed for 9 years in Southampton & Winchester, the Manager cannot be judge on 3 games in the Prem, he hasn't become a bad Manager over night, I'm sure he'll be a hero again by the end of the season, give him and his team time, take a look at the league table, it's only 3 games, have faith and trust as you lovely people have since N A came to Southampton, he wants success like all of us, COYR Malcy
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5:31pm Mon 3 Sep 12

saintand266 says...

Did my eyes deceive me or did someone compare NC to the bag of **** that is Rupert lower than lowe ? Come on really ? Hindsight is a wonderfull thing maybe NA was wrong with his changes,maybe he wasn't , we will never know . Yes we should have got something from the wigan game so yes that was points lost but did anyone really expect any points off the two manc teams ? I doubt it , yes we pushed the best two teams from last season very close so let's be positive and stop the sack NA posts and look forward to playing the third best team from last year and hopefully scaring them and then we can play more teams who we should be getting points off to k ick off our reason
Did my eyes deceive me or did someone compare NC to the bag of **** that is Rupert lower than lowe ? Come on really ? Hindsight is a wonderfull thing maybe NA was wrong with his changes,maybe he wasn't , we will never know . Yes we should have got something from the wigan game so yes that was points lost but did anyone really expect any points off the two manc teams ? I doubt it , yes we pushed the best two teams from last season very close so let's be positive and stop the sack NA posts and look forward to playing the third best team from last year and hopefully scaring them and then we can play more teams who we should be getting points off to k ick off our reason saintand266
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5:35pm Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou
ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!! SaintAsh1964
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5:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Abbey Saint says...

Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
6 subs @ 30 secs each + 1 min assorted injury and time wasting. Not Fergie Time on this occasion
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]6 subs @ 30 secs each + 1 min assorted injury and time wasting. Not Fergie Time on this occasion Abbey Saint
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6:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

techsture says...

Transfer policy is whack. We are on a one way ticket to the championship.
Transfer policy is whack. We are on a one way ticket to the championship. techsture
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6:01pm Mon 3 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

Not enough done in the close season to strengthen the defence.
Big mistake by the management, and may be too late to remedy as by the time the next transfer window comes around Saints could be relegation certainties.
It should have been obvious to anyone that KD is over the hill and would never be sharp enough for the Premier League.
Does KD suffer from colour blindness? he kept making perfectly, weighted, along the ground passes to Man U. ---- his distribution was better than Scholes!
The panic in Saint's defence resembled a fox in a chicken coop.
NA would do well to remember NC's treatment of AP, who had a much better start to the season when he was dumped!
No good playing well for 85 minutes if you lose the game in the final 5.
Saints aren't up to Premier League standard 0-2 at home to Wigan proves it
Not enough done in the close season to strengthen the defence. Big mistake by the management, and may be too late to remedy as by the time the next transfer window comes around Saints could be relegation certainties. It should have been obvious to anyone that KD is over the hill and would never be sharp enough for the Premier League. Does KD suffer from colour blindness? he kept making perfectly, weighted, along the ground passes to Man U. ---- his distribution was better than Scholes! The panic in Saint's defence resembled a fox in a chicken coop. NA would do well to remember NC's treatment of AP, who had a much better start to the season when he was dumped! No good playing well for 85 minutes if you lose the game in the final 5. Saints aren't up to Premier League standard 0-2 at home to Wigan proves it TEBOURBA
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6:09pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Confucious says...

Excellent - DHL have just delivered my new Saints shirt with GULY on the back.
Excellent - DHL have just delivered my new Saints shirt with GULY on the back. Confucious
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6:28pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Optimist says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou

ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
He's right, appreciate just how lucky we are to support a team that is run so incredibly well, I am very proud of our showing so far, once we adjust to this level we will see just how hard everyone at the club is working.
As for Del Piero, yes please! Players that have his style & record go on & on, he is worth 20 free kicks, 5 penalties, 5 goals from corners & a priceless volume in wisdom & gravitas.
COYS!
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]He's right, appreciate just how lucky we are to support a team that is run so incredibly well, I am very proud of our showing so far, once we adjust to this level we will see just how hard everyone at the club is working. As for Del Piero, yes please! Players that have his style & record go on & on, he is worth 20 free kicks, 5 penalties, 5 goals from corners & a priceless volume in wisdom & gravitas. COYS! Optimist
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7:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Not enough done in the close season to strengthen the defence. Big mistake by the management, and may be too late to remedy as by the time the next transfer window comes around Saints could be relegation certainties. It should have been obvious to anyone that KD is over the hill and would never be sharp enough for the Premier League. Does KD suffer from colour blindness? he kept making perfectly, weighted, along the ground passes to Man U. ---- his distribution was better than Scholes! The panic in Saint's defence resembled a fox in a chicken coop. NA would do well to remember NC's treatment of AP, who had a much better start to the season when he was dumped! No good playing well for 85 minutes if you lose the game in the final 5. Saints aren't up to Premier League standard 0-2 at home to Wigan proves it
skate!
i dont care what you think!
poopey aren`t up to L1 and 0-1 to oldham proves it!
no good playing players you cant afford!
MA would do well to remember that we see past his disguise and know that he is only there to hide from harry potter! i mean its the perfect place to hide, he wont be seen on tv or in the newspapers as no one cares about poopey, i cant be bothered to stay up into sunday morning to see any other teams goals against a bunch of loan players and 1 month wonders!
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Not enough done in the close season to strengthen the defence. Big mistake by the management, and may be too late to remedy as by the time the next transfer window comes around Saints could be relegation certainties. It should have been obvious to anyone that KD is over the hill and would never be sharp enough for the Premier League. Does KD suffer from colour blindness? he kept making perfectly, weighted, along the ground passes to Man U. ---- his distribution was better than Scholes! The panic in Saint's defence resembled a fox in a chicken coop. NA would do well to remember NC's treatment of AP, who had a much better start to the season when he was dumped! No good playing well for 85 minutes if you lose the game in the final 5. Saints aren't up to Premier League standard 0-2 at home to Wigan proves it[/p][/quote]skate! i dont care what you think! poopey aren`t up to L1 and 0-1 to oldham proves it! no good playing players you cant afford! MA would do well to remember that we see past his disguise and know that he is only there to hide from harry potter! i mean its the perfect place to hide, he wont be seen on tv or in the newspapers as no one cares about poopey, i cant be bothered to stay up into sunday morning to see any other teams goals against a bunch of loan players and 1 month wonders! saintshorse101
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7:12pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Thornhill Saint says...

Optimist wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou


ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
He's right, appreciate just how lucky we are to support a team that is run so incredibly well, I am very proud of our showing so far, once we adjust to this level we will see just how hard everyone at the club is working.
As for Del Piero, yes please! Players that have his style & record go on & on, he is worth 20 free kicks, 5 penalties, 5 goals from corners & a priceless volume in wisdom & gravitas.
COYS!
Bring back Johhhhno. Lightning quick and a good lad. Terror of MK!!!!

We would sure know Adkins wears the pants then!
[quote][p][bold]Optimist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]He's right, appreciate just how lucky we are to support a team that is run so incredibly well, I am very proud of our showing so far, once we adjust to this level we will see just how hard everyone at the club is working. As for Del Piero, yes please! Players that have his style & record go on & on, he is worth 20 free kicks, 5 penalties, 5 goals from corners & a priceless volume in wisdom & gravitas. COYS![/p][/quote]Bring back Johhhhno. Lightning quick and a good lad. Terror of MK!!!! We would sure know Adkins wears the pants then! Thornhill Saint
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7:19pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Yes He is a coming as a fitness coach seeing we lost that game in the last 15 Minutes,Alessando
Del Piero thats the new name in town Mush!
Yes He is a coming as a fitness coach seeing we lost that game in the last 15 Minutes,Alessando Del Piero thats the new name in town Mush! Fatty x Ford Worker
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7:25pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

I've been frequenting this site for nearly 4yrs now....and it never stops amazing me how the doom n gloomers crawl from under their stones when we string a poor run together (where are they all when we win?).
We are 3pts behind where most of us thought we'd probably be right now. Get a grip....and show a little faith.
I've been frequenting this site for nearly 4yrs now....and it never stops amazing me how the doom n gloomers crawl from under their stones when we string a poor run together (where are they all when we win?). We are 3pts behind where most of us thought we'd probably be right now. Get a grip....and show a little faith. Baddesley Bill
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7:25pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Velleity says...

Enock84 wrote:
If this is what Adkins thinks will keep us up then the sooner he goes the better . I just wonder who actually identifies the players we sign .looks to me cortese makes the signings and Adkins just agrees .the only signing we made were Adkins had an input was prob billy sharp
Odd that Enock has never posted on this site before thepast three or four days, yet he's suddenly the man who knows that Adkins must go.

Something fishy about him I think.
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: If this is what Adkins thinks will keep us up then the sooner he goes the better . I just wonder who actually identifies the players we sign .looks to me cortese makes the signings and Adkins just agrees .the only signing we made were Adkins had an input was prob billy sharp[/p][/quote]Odd that Enock has never posted on this site before thepast three or four days, yet he's suddenly the man who knows that Adkins must go. Something fishy about him I think. Velleity
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7:30pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Graz says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou

ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
Great post!
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]Great post! St Graz
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7:34pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Graz says...

tugboat wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
I'm with Seedhouse on this.
I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed!
Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations.
Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group.
Let's just do the following, please?
1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival
2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong
3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them.
4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy!
We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!!
Great post-enjoyed reading it,and agree
Seconded!
[quote][p][bold]tugboat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.[/p][/quote]I'm with Seedhouse on this. I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed! Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations. Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group. Let's just do the following, please? 1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival 2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong 3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them. 4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy! We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!![/p][/quote]Great post-enjoyed reading it,and agree[/p][/quote]Seconded! St Graz
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7:35pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Velleity says...

On the way out yesterday, a woman next to me put it in perspective. She'd gone in, like me, expecting a three, possibly four goal spanking. If she'd been offered that scoreline at the outset she'd have taken it.

As for all the "Adkins out" or "Adkins suddenly seems suspiciously incompetent" brigade, I thank the stars that you don't have a say in the running of the club. We're THREE games into the season with another 105 points up for grabs.

Final point. If Man C had been the 5th game and Man U the 13th game of the season then if we'd lost them in the manner we did would you be calling for Adkins's head?

Get a grip, look at the season in the round and calm down.
On the way out yesterday, a woman next to me put it in perspective. She'd gone in, like me, expecting a three, possibly four goal spanking. If she'd been offered that scoreline at the outset she'd have taken it. As for all the "Adkins out" or "Adkins suddenly seems suspiciously incompetent" brigade, I thank the stars that you don't have a say in the running of the club. We're THREE games into the season with another 105 points up for grabs. Final point. If Man C had been the 5th game and Man U the 13th game of the season then if we'd lost them in the manner we did would you be calling for Adkins's head? Get a grip, look at the season in the round and calm down. Velleity
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7:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Abbey Saint says...

Velleity wrote:
On the way out yesterday, a woman next to me put it in perspective. She'd gone in, like me, expecting a three, possibly four goal spanking. If she'd been offered that scoreline at the outset she'd have taken it.

As for all the "Adkins out" or "Adkins suddenly seems suspiciously incompetent" brigade, I thank the stars that you don't have a say in the running of the club. We're THREE games into the season with another 105 points up for grabs.

Final point. If Man C had been the 5th game and Man U the 13th game of the season then if we'd lost them in the manner we did would you be calling for Adkins's head?

Get a grip, look at the season in the round and calm down.
couldn't have put it better. Keep calm and carry on
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: On the way out yesterday, a woman next to me put it in perspective. She'd gone in, like me, expecting a three, possibly four goal spanking. If she'd been offered that scoreline at the outset she'd have taken it. As for all the "Adkins out" or "Adkins suddenly seems suspiciously incompetent" brigade, I thank the stars that you don't have a say in the running of the club. We're THREE games into the season with another 105 points up for grabs. Final point. If Man C had been the 5th game and Man U the 13th game of the season then if we'd lost them in the manner we did would you be calling for Adkins's head? Get a grip, look at the season in the round and calm down.[/p][/quote]couldn't have put it better. Keep calm and carry on Abbey Saint
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7:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

St Graz says...

Due to a family commitment I haven't seen the game and my sky box failed to record MOTD2. Proud of everything Saints though! One thing I wasn't looking forward to in the prem is the microscopic attention on the players and manager - over analysis and overspeculation. We'll be lucky to keep hold of Nigel when the managerial merry-go-round starts. NC/NA share ambitions and vision for Saints. Oh and talksport is shocking - understand now where Fulham/Stoke/West Brom/Wigan fans are coming from- no respect and it's NOT ATKINS ffs!
Due to a family commitment I haven't seen the game and my sky box failed to record MOTD2. Proud of everything Saints though! One thing I wasn't looking forward to in the prem is the microscopic attention on the players and manager - over analysis and overspeculation. We'll be lucky to keep hold of Nigel when the managerial merry-go-round starts. NC/NA share ambitions and vision for Saints. Oh and talksport is shocking - understand now where Fulham/Stoke/West Brom/Wigan fans are coming from- no respect and it's NOT ATKINS ffs! St Graz
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8:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MGRA says...

its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..
its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games.. MGRA
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8:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

techsture wrote:
Transfer policy is whack. We are on a one way ticket to the championship.
Worse case scenario, down with a large parachute payment, another Promotion Season and back on track for the 5 year plan.
[quote][p][bold]techsture[/bold] wrote: Transfer policy is whack. We are on a one way ticket to the championship.[/p][/quote]Worse case scenario, down with a large parachute payment, another Promotion Season and back on track for the 5 year plan. OSPREYSAINT
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8:02pm Mon 3 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Excellent - DHL have just delivered my new Saints shirt with GULY on the back.
Complete with sun tan lotion?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Excellent - DHL have just delivered my new Saints shirt with GULY on the back.[/p][/quote]Complete with sun tan lotion? OSPREYSAINT
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8:13pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

MGRA wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
Quite Frankly wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.
I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.
Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks!
I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.
this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...
Guly was here before Les Reed took up his role.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quite Frankly[/bold] wrote: That NC, getting us from near extinction and the back end of League One to the Premiership. Obviously not up to the job, is he? Some of you people defy belief.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting his achievements so far but it's evident NA is being given players to coach rather than selecting his own targets.Guly is an example of this.[/p][/quote]Goodness gracious me, where have you children been all summer? As St. Retford has already pointed out for you all today (and I got fed up of repeating the same post over and over) Les Reed is not a secret. He was appointed in charge of Saints Development, and in turn has a team of scouts who scour the globe looking for likely targets. Why do many of you still feel that NA and NC go out in the evening looking for players??!! You Berks![/p][/quote]I never implied that that was the case also I'm not a Berk.If you want to debate football in an adult manner gr8.Football threads are about opinions and all differ.[/p][/quote]this happens a lot on here... Its obvious to most that Guly has friends in high places...[/p][/quote]Guly was here before Les Reed took up his role. mack chinnon
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8:27pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

hedge end bob wrote:
St Retford wrote:
saintsupnorth wrote:
St Retford wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points.

Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league!

Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time?

Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints.

Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes!
I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems.

Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.
Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.
Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy.

Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO.

Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt.

Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.
Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.
makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.
I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy.

But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".
Agree with the ST Retford, no one man picks what players we get. Remember the stand Nigel put up when we first knew he was the clubs target. I for one can not believe he would sit back and say nothing about the players or the future players that will walk into the building. Get a grip we have only played 3 games, i think at one time we played 8 games in the prem without winning one but still stayed up. Wait til christmas and see where we are and what can be done to improve the side. We have 2 INTERNATIONALS to come into the side, like they say in Liverpool ...CALM DOWN CALM DOWN.
With these two players the defence could look stronger and as an attacking force we could step up a gear. Have faith not a moan.
Well said Bob.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsupnorth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Lesson: Arsenal played three, scored a total of two goals, 5 points. Lesson: Saints played three, scored a total of 4 goals, zero points and bottom of the league! Wake up NA! We need defenders, not more strikers! Twice yesterday, our goal keeper passed the ball out to one of his team only to have it intercepted my an alert MU player. Didn't he get the message after the first time? Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Did you see the Gunners destroy Liverpool yesterday? I don't see much joy there for the Saints. Yes, we are playing some neat classy football, but the defence is dire. It is no excuse to say players are tiring after 75 minutes! I predict zero points at the end of September unless NA sorts the defensive problems. Get a grip NA, prove you are up to the job at this level.[/p][/quote]Ready what NA says before shouting your mouth off. He clearly wants defenders and he clearly isn't the one making the decisions or negotiating the players.[/p][/quote]Clearly he is not the one identifying the players. Then who is? NC. I hope not. But that is the way it is done in Italy. Trouble is, if it is the CEO then it will be the manager who goes if we don't get enough points asap. Not the CEO. Unless of course we have a secret director of football. Which I doubt. Not a good position for Nigel to be in, if the results don't improve rapidly.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a man called Les Reed? You should google him.[/p][/quote]makes me wonder now who is really calling the transfer shots.[/p][/quote]I think targets are spotted by our network of scouts and then Les, Nicola and Nigel sit down and work out which ones we want to go for. I think it's Nicola who then handles the 'going after' part of proceedings as he's the businessman and he carries a lot of clout, particularly when negotiating in Italy. But the point is it's now a structural thing - you can't simply point to an individual and say "he's in charge of transfers".[/p][/quote]Agree with the ST Retford, no one man picks what players we get. Remember the stand Nigel put up when we first knew he was the clubs target. I for one can not believe he would sit back and say nothing about the players or the future players that will walk into the building. Get a grip we have only played 3 games, i think at one time we played 8 games in the prem without winning one but still stayed up. Wait til christmas and see where we are and what can be done to improve the side. We have 2 INTERNATIONALS to come into the side, like they say in Liverpool ...CALM DOWN CALM DOWN. With these two players the defence could look stronger and as an attacking force we could step up a gear. Have faith not a moan.[/p][/quote]Well said Bob. mack chinnon
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8:36pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

City Saint wrote:
Best players news for saints in the last six weeks is that James Ward-Prowse looks like a 17 year old Scholes: the physical resemblance is passable, the playing resemblance is mind-blowing. Sign him up to a five-year deal quick! And bring out Shaw for villa onwards, he can't be worse than Danny Fox defending, and someone else can handle the set pieces.

Don't play the youngsters against Arsenal though, in case Arsene should again like what he sees...
He was right class yesterday.Get Reeves in. Im not worried.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Best players news for saints in the last six weeks is that James Ward-Prowse looks like a 17 year old Scholes: the physical resemblance is passable, the playing resemblance is mind-blowing. Sign him up to a five-year deal quick! And bring out Shaw for villa onwards, he can't be worse than Danny Fox defending, and someone else can handle the set pieces. Don't play the youngsters against Arsenal though, in case Arsene should again like what he sees...[/p][/quote]He was right class yesterday.Get Reeves in. Im not worried. mack chinnon
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8:43pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Not enough done in the close season to strengthen the defence.
Big mistake by the management, and may be too late to remedy as by the time the next transfer window comes around Saints could be relegation certainties.
It should have been obvious to anyone that KD is over the hill and would never be sharp enough for the Premier League.
Does KD suffer from colour blindness? he kept making perfectly, weighted, along the ground passes to Man U. ---- his distribution was better than Scholes!
The panic in Saint's defence resembled a fox in a chicken coop.
NA would do well to remember NC's treatment of AP, who had a much better start to the season when he was dumped!
No good playing well for 85 minutes if you lose the game in the final 5.
Saints aren't up to Premier League standard 0-2 at home to Wigan proves it
Jog on.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Not enough done in the close season to strengthen the defence. Big mistake by the management, and may be too late to remedy as by the time the next transfer window comes around Saints could be relegation certainties. It should have been obvious to anyone that KD is over the hill and would never be sharp enough for the Premier League. Does KD suffer from colour blindness? he kept making perfectly, weighted, along the ground passes to Man U. ---- his distribution was better than Scholes! The panic in Saint's defence resembled a fox in a chicken coop. NA would do well to remember NC's treatment of AP, who had a much better start to the season when he was dumped! No good playing well for 85 minutes if you lose the game in the final 5. Saints aren't up to Premier League standard 0-2 at home to Wigan proves it[/p][/quote]Jog on. mack chinnon
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8:44pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Confucious says...

I agree with the woman who managed the French womens' Olympic football team. She said on TV the key to every great team performance is a penis.
I agree with the woman who managed the French womens' Olympic football team. She said on TV the key to every great team performance is a penis. Confucious
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8:46pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
I agree with the woman who managed the French womens' Olympic football team. She said on TV the key to every great team performance is a penis.
Oh, I've just been told that she actually said 'appyness.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I agree with the woman who managed the French womens' Olympic football team. She said on TV the key to every great team performance is a penis.[/p][/quote]Oh, I've just been told that she actually said 'appyness. Confucious
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8:55pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Velleity wrote:
On the way out yesterday, a woman next to me put it in perspective. She'd gone in, like me, expecting a three, possibly four goal spanking. If she'd been offered that scoreline at the outset she'd have taken it.

As for all the "Adkins out" or "Adkins suddenly seems suspiciously incompetent" brigade, I thank the stars that you don't have a say in the running of the club. We're THREE games into the season with another 105 points up for grabs.

Final point. If Man C had been the 5th game and Man U the 13th game of the season then if we'd lost them in the manner we did would you be calling for Adkins's head?

Get a grip, look at the season in the round and calm down.
I dont expect a spanking from any team nowadays. We are a completly different team and club from 7 years ago
Im not worried.
Come on Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: On the way out yesterday, a woman next to me put it in perspective. She'd gone in, like me, expecting a three, possibly four goal spanking. If she'd been offered that scoreline at the outset she'd have taken it. As for all the "Adkins out" or "Adkins suddenly seems suspiciously incompetent" brigade, I thank the stars that you don't have a say in the running of the club. We're THREE games into the season with another 105 points up for grabs. Final point. If Man C had been the 5th game and Man U the 13th game of the season then if we'd lost them in the manner we did would you be calling for Adkins's head? Get a grip, look at the season in the round and calm down.[/p][/quote]I dont expect a spanking from any team nowadays. We are a completly different team and club from 7 years ago Im not worried. Come on Bournemouth. mack chinnon
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8:55pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Thanks everyone at SFC for a brilliant 3 years so far!

Hugely enjoying life back in the Prem & we haven't even won yet.

We are gaining more & more respect wherever we go, doing things the right way from top to bottom.

The whingers & moaners should take note & respect what has been, is & will be achieved in the future.

We are on a mission, it's so early in the season & we have seen a lot of positives already.

There are new signings who haven't even had time to play yet, & players coming back from injury.

So, be patient, respectful & keep supporting the team (after all, as fans, isn't that what we're meant to do)?

COYR!!!
Thanks everyone at SFC for a brilliant 3 years so far! Hugely enjoying life back in the Prem & we haven't even won yet. We are gaining more & more respect wherever we go, doing things the right way from top to bottom. The whingers & moaners should take note & respect what has been, is & will be achieved in the future. We are on a mission, it's so early in the season & we have seen a lot of positives already. There are new signings who haven't even had time to play yet, & players coming back from injury. So, be patient, respectful & keep supporting the team (after all, as fans, isn't that what we're meant to do)? COYR!!! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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8:56pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MGRA says...

to be honest the NC master plan is clearly to outscore the oppo and win many games 5-3 and loose a few 3-2...... if it works he is a genius.... ;-)
to be honest the NC master plan is clearly to outscore the oppo and win many games 5-3 and loose a few 3-2...... if it works he is a genius.... ;-) MGRA
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9:04pm Mon 3 Sep 12

SaintBen says...

If we look at the bigger picture here, I reckon it's a great move for Saints! Del Piero may be 37 but, he still played 25 games last year for Juventus - He's still quality, and for our amazing academy what better than to be rubbing shoulders with a legend of the game!? Also, longer term like Jaidi is an ambassador for Africa, he could do the same for Central Europe!! Now we're in the PL we have to get our name out there and getting hold of one of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen could help ;-)
If we look at the bigger picture here, I reckon it's a great move for Saints! Del Piero may be 37 but, he still played 25 games last year for Juventus - He's still quality, and for our amazing academy what better than to be rubbing shoulders with a legend of the game!? Also, longer term like Jaidi is an ambassador for Africa, he could do the same for Central Europe!! Now we're in the PL we have to get our name out there and getting hold of one of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen could help ;-) SaintBen
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9:16pm Mon 3 Sep 12

loosehead says...

Is he can he play in defence?
Is he can he play in defence? loosehead
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9:20pm Mon 3 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

have we been relegated already or am I missing something here.I wonder if half the posters on here actually saw the same game as me.
firstly did we not pretty much outplay united up to the point of the substitutions.we lost not because of the substitutions but because fergie introduced probably the best passer of a football ever to grace the prem in scholes.he single handely grabbed hold of midfield and they slowly cranked up the pressure by keeping the ball and we slowly got deeper and deeper.this would have happened had adkins made any subs or not
lallana and lambert were knackered so getting them off and fresh legs on was a good ploy but the gap between front and back got too big an as united pressed higher and higher up the pitch we got more and more defensive.the pressure told in the end, but how many teams have a pass master as good as scholsey. we will have to face midfields nowhere near as good as uniteds so I'm fairly confident that we will get on the winning trail soon.arsenal will be another tough one but that will be three of the harder games out of the way.and how anybody could even think of calling for nigels head,well that is the most ridiculous thing I think I'v ever heard
get off gullys back and support the boys
ramirez will take gullys spot anyway but lets not give him a load of abuse when or if he comes off the bench
give them a chance and we will get the rewards.
have we been relegated already or am I missing something here.I wonder if half the posters on here actually saw the same game as me. firstly did we not pretty much outplay united up to the point of the substitutions.we lost not because of the substitutions but because fergie introduced probably the best passer of a football ever to grace the prem in scholes.he single handely grabbed hold of midfield and they slowly cranked up the pressure by keeping the ball and we slowly got deeper and deeper.this would have happened had adkins made any subs or not lallana and lambert were knackered so getting them off and fresh legs on was a good ploy but the gap between front and back got too big an as united pressed higher and higher up the pitch we got more and more defensive.the pressure told in the end, but how many teams have a pass master as good as scholsey. we will have to face midfields nowhere near as good as uniteds so I'm fairly confident that we will get on the winning trail soon.arsenal will be another tough one but that will be three of the harder games out of the way.and how anybody could even think of calling for nigels head,well that is the most ridiculous thing I think I'v ever heard get off gullys back and support the boys ramirez will take gullys spot anyway but lets not give him a load of abuse when or if he comes off the bench give them a chance and we will get the rewards. angus mc coatup
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9:23pm Mon 3 Sep 12

slugger says...

i'd rather be a scummer than a skate ! .................. lots of numpties on here lately .
i'd rather be a scummer than a skate ! .................. lots of numpties on here lately . slugger
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9:31pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
i'd rather be a scummer than a skate ! .................. lots of numpties on here lately .
Come on Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i'd rather be a scummer than a skate ! .................. lots of numpties on here lately .[/p][/quote]Come on Bournemouth. mack chinnon
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9:32pm Mon 3 Sep 12

From Sholing to Leeds says...

Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true. From Sholing to Leeds
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9:39pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
[quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola. mack chinnon
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9:43pm Mon 3 Sep 12

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push . slugger
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9:49pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O) Baddesley Bill
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9:49pm Mon 3 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

tugboat wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed.

Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL.

If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.
I'm with Seedhouse on this.
I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed!
Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations.
Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group.
Let's just do the following, please?
1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival
2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong
3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them.
4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy!
We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!!
Great post-enjoyed reading it,and agree
Me too, there are people out there waiting for us to fail so they can say told you so . BERKS the lot of you.
[quote][p][bold]tugboat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Secretly I was expecting to get turned over by both Manc clubs. We performed brilliantly and all my 'neutral' friends (ie not Saints or skunts) are really impressed with us so far. The fixture draw was what it was and gave us an incredibly tough start and we have really competed. Half those that played yesterday played for us in league 1. I think many have lost the plot in the expectations department. The new signings have yet to train with the squad yet alone adapt to the EPL. If we do get relegated, and I don't think we will, the parachute payments mean we don't need to break the team up and can continue to develop for the long term. Many clubs yoyo before stabilising.[/p][/quote]I'm with Seedhouse on this. I think honestly, I was expecting we'd get beaten by about 3 in each game..hence the utter nerves I felt all weekend and during both games. The problem was Saints then gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be cruelly dashed! Anyway, we came out with alot of positives I hadn't expected, so feel actually quite good on that front. However, it's the defeat against Wigan that worries me, as we really need to be up for the games against similarly placed teams, especially at home, as that's what will build our foundations. Agree with Seedhouse that we need to look at reality, and that, at least for this season, is that we have a large number of the team who are seriously stepping up a level, and it will take time/luck for them to get to grips with this league. That said, if we can be positive like we were for 80 minutes again yesterday, we will win enough home points, coupled with a fair return away, to keep us in the league. If we can hold our heads above water, and not press the panic button/get delirious that because we're not pushing for Europe, that Adkins must go, then it will allow us to gradually build the squad during the January window, and next summer, to have a stronger 'premiership' quality group. Let's just do the following, please? 1. Get behind the boys/management. They want what we want-success and premier league long term survival 2. Be realistic- if we can finish in 17th place this year, it would be an incredible achievement, and lay the foundations for a long stay back where we belong 3. Ignore Skunt WUMs. Of course they're on here-just like there are supposed Saints fans on the News site. But seriously, no point getting wound up-we'll leave that to the league to do that to them. 4. Be excited-we're going to be seeing the current heroes like Adam and Rickie be joined by Gaston, as well as Yoshida+Mayuka, and a fit again Tad Lee! Get the defence better organized to save some nerves, and let the attacking make us happy! We're in the Premier League again-waited too long for it, so let's bloody enjoy it!![/p][/quote]Great post-enjoyed reading it,and agree[/p][/quote]Me too, there are people out there waiting for us to fail so they can say told you so . BERKS the lot of you. hedge end bob
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9:52pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
Good call.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]Good call. mack chinnon
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9:56pm Mon 3 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
Good call.
We could then sign Bastardos and Benson and Hedges
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]Good call.[/p][/quote]We could then sign Bastardos and Benson and Hedges mack chinnon
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10:00pm Mon 3 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou

ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
You keep ranting . Agree 100%
Some people are only happy moaning, so what do we do change manager and team every 3 games if we dont win them all???
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]You keep ranting . Agree 100% Some people are only happy moaning, so what do we do change manager and team every 3 games if we dont win them all??? hedge end bob
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10:19pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MGRA says...

WHY OH WHY OH WHY is anyone moaning about having played 3 lost three and loosing to Wigan at Home and being 2-1 upto Manure with 20 to go and then seeing the 3 best players taken off and that followed by being 2-1 up to Man Sh1ty and loosing 3-2 and those that were there at home paying about £45 a pop for a seat and those who went to Sh1ty paying £100ish a pop including expenses.... WHY OH WHY do footy supporters moan... why oh why don't they just go and get more money from the money tree and shut the **** up !!!! LOL !!!! ( joking btw before the challenged jump up and down )... of course footy people moan.... THIS IS FOOTY !!!!
WHY OH WHY OH WHY is anyone moaning about having played 3 lost three and loosing to Wigan at Home and being 2-1 upto Manure with 20 to go and then seeing the 3 best players taken off and that followed by being 2-1 up to Man Sh1ty and loosing 3-2 and those that were there at home paying about £45 a pop for a seat and those who went to Sh1ty paying £100ish a pop including expenses.... WHY OH WHY do footy supporters moan... why oh why don't they just go and get more money from the money tree and shut the **** up !!!! LOL !!!! ( joking btw before the challenged jump up and down )... of course footy people moan.... THIS IS FOOTY !!!! MGRA
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10:24pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

hedge end bob wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou


ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
You keep ranting . Agree 100%
Some people are only happy moaning, so what do we do change manager and team every 3 games if we dont win them all???
We have to accept that some people only buy their ticket so as they can have a good moan...Personally, I respect their wives and families.... they are the poor buggers who have to put up with the constant whinging on a daily basis! :O)
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]You keep ranting . Agree 100% Some people are only happy moaning, so what do we do change manager and team every 3 games if we dont win them all???[/p][/quote]We have to accept that some people only buy their ticket so as they can have a good moan...Personally, I respect their wives and families.... they are the poor buggers who have to put up with the constant whinging on a daily basis! :O) Baddesley Bill
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10:31pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
Good call.
It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]Good call.[/p][/quote]It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:36pm Mon 3 Sep 12

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
Good call.
It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.
i'm getting there ............ i dream of a padded seat !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]Good call.[/p][/quote]It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.[/p][/quote]i'm getting there ............ i dream of a padded seat ! slugger
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10:39pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

MGRA wrote:
its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..
Your absolutely right he does have to earn it in the long term. I think what most are saying is give him a proper chance. The parallels with Fergusons and Lawrie Macs early performance have already been made.

What you and I don't know is how hard NA may have been pushing for LB and CB signings. Maybe he kept being presented with another attacking player! Without that knowledge we can't really judge his transfer policy.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..[/p][/quote]Your absolutely right he does have to earn it in the long term. I think what most are saying is give him a proper chance. The parallels with Fergusons and Lawrie Macs early performance have already been made. What you and I don't know is how hard NA may have been pushing for LB and CB signings. Maybe he kept being presented with another attacking player! Without that knowledge we can't really judge his transfer policy. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:44pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

slugger wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
Good call.
It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.
i'm getting there ............ i dream of a padded seat !
I was sat a mere gob from the legend that is Sir Bobby. And three away from the England manager, probably scouting Adam and Rickie - although not convinced that would be a good thing to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]Good call.[/p][/quote]It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.[/p][/quote]i'm getting there ............ i dream of a padded seat ![/p][/quote]I was sat a mere gob from the legend that is Sir Bobby. And three away from the England manager, probably scouting Adam and Rickie - although not convinced that would be a good thing to be honest. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:54pm Mon 3 Sep 12

F Fan says...

Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Six substitutions = 3 minutes
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Six substitutions = 3 minutes F Fan
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10:56pm Mon 3 Sep 12

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
slugger wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
Good call.
It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.
i'm getting there ............ i dream of a padded seat !
I was sat a mere gob from the legend that is Sir Bobby. And three away from the England manager, probably scouting Adam and Rickie - although not convinced that would be a good thing to be honest.
be great fot rickie but too early for adam imo .
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]Good call.[/p][/quote]It was nice to see you in the padded seat section. Mark of a proper fan.[/p][/quote]i'm getting there ............ i dream of a padded seat ![/p][/quote]I was sat a mere gob from the legend that is Sir Bobby. And three away from the England manager, probably scouting Adam and Rickie - although not convinced that would be a good thing to be honest.[/p][/quote]be great fot rickie but too early for adam imo . slugger
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11:01pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

F Fan wrote:
Block 34 wrote:
Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Six substitutions = 3 minutes
And a deflating ball being swapped. And a couple of minor injuries. The ref gave us nothing but no arguements with the 4 minutes tbf.
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Six substitutions = 3 minutes[/p][/quote]And a deflating ball being swapped. And a couple of minor injuries. The ref gave us nothing but no arguements with the 4 minutes tbf. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:02pm Mon 3 Sep 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD
Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD bluewhiteandred
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11:04pm Mon 3 Sep 12

slugger says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD
any of you got jobs ?
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD[/p][/quote]any of you got jobs ? slugger
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11:08pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD
Awesome display. Very proud. Silly skunt!
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD[/p][/quote]Awesome display. Very proud. Silly skunt! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:19pm Mon 3 Sep 12

F Fan says...

Enock84 wrote:
If this is what Adkins thinks will keep us up then the sooner he goes the better . I just wonder who actually identifies the players we sign .looks to me cortese makes the signings and Adkins just agrees .the only signing we made were Adkins had an input was prob billy sharp
Any you know this how exactly?
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: If this is what Adkins thinks will keep us up then the sooner he goes the better . I just wonder who actually identifies the players we sign .looks to me cortese makes the signings and Adkins just agrees .the only signing we made were Adkins had an input was prob billy sharp[/p][/quote]Any you know this how exactly? F Fan
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11:20pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD
"Packing the park" tomorrow are we?



skunt
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Any of you pulled a sickie at work today after saints sickening display against MAN UTD[/p][/quote]"Packing the park" tomorrow are we? skunt Baddesley Bill
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11:24pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

To f fan

I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder
To f fan I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder Enock84
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11:27pm Mon 3 Sep 12

F Fan says...

St Graz wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou


ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
Great post!
More rants like that please
[quote][p][bold]St Graz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]Great post![/p][/quote]More rants like that please F Fan
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11:27pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Enock84 wrote:
To f fan

I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder
Your not a season ticket holder your just a very naughty skunt.
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: To f fan I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder[/p][/quote]Your not a season ticket holder your just a very naughty skunt. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:30pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Melbsaint says...

I really think we need some perspective here. We have played the two top teams in the league and have given them both a huge fright and we can be justifiably proud of the team. Rickie has shown he is going to be a big force as usual and he is a natural goalscorer - unplayable in the air and with a terrifc touch for a big man. Adam likewise looks instantly comfortable and hanging on to him will be our biggest cause of concern. The rest of the team have all raised their games and the next few weeks are going to be the real test as to if we can keep this level of intensity against the less fancied sides. Give Nigel Adkins a break - he has worked miracles the last two years and is on as big a learning curve as a number of our players. He will get it right and we are playing some brilliant football that is earning rave reviews from our peers and the press alike. Lets keep rolling as we are - prep the team to keep doing what they have been while tightening up at the back and we will start picking up points. Every game is going to have to be a mini cup final and we need to treat them as such. I am looking forward to the extra depth that the new boys will bring and as long as its not much money then what the hell - Del Piero would be worth having just for the experience for the rest of the team. Lets not panic and lets get behind the guys for the rest of the season. We need sensible heads - the last thing we want is for panic and for Nigel to be sacked for some over paid ex big time manager with an overrated record to be brought in. Keep the faith and lets enjoy the brilliant football we have been playing!
I really think we need some perspective here. We have played the two top teams in the league and have given them both a huge fright and we can be justifiably proud of the team. Rickie has shown he is going to be a big force as usual and he is a natural goalscorer - unplayable in the air and with a terrifc touch for a big man. Adam likewise looks instantly comfortable and hanging on to him will be our biggest cause of concern. The rest of the team have all raised their games and the next few weeks are going to be the real test as to if we can keep this level of intensity against the less fancied sides. Give Nigel Adkins a break - he has worked miracles the last two years and is on as big a learning curve as a number of our players. He will get it right and we are playing some brilliant football that is earning rave reviews from our peers and the press alike. Lets keep rolling as we are - prep the team to keep doing what they have been while tightening up at the back and we will start picking up points. Every game is going to have to be a mini cup final and we need to treat them as such. I am looking forward to the extra depth that the new boys will bring and as long as its not much money then what the hell - Del Piero would be worth having just for the experience for the rest of the team. Lets not panic and lets get behind the guys for the rest of the season. We need sensible heads - the last thing we want is for panic and for Nigel to be sacked for some over paid ex big time manager with an overrated record to be brought in. Keep the faith and lets enjoy the brilliant football we have been playing! Melbsaint
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11:32pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Go back to the playground you peace of **** ( or are you still banned from those places) what team were u supporting a couple of years ago ???? That's right not saints . Keep watching us on tv mate and go to night school to learn how to spell u **** retard
Go back to the playground you peace of **** ( or are you still banned from those places) what team were u supporting a couple of years ago ???? That's right not saints . Keep watching us on tv mate and go to night school to learn how to spell u **** retard Enock84
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11:33pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Melbsaint wrote:
I really think we need some perspective here. We have played the two top teams in the league and have given them both a huge fright and we can be justifiably proud of the team. Rickie has shown he is going to be a big force as usual and he is a natural goalscorer - unplayable in the air and with a terrifc touch for a big man. Adam likewise looks instantly comfortable and hanging on to him will be our biggest cause of concern. The rest of the team have all raised their games and the next few weeks are going to be the real test as to if we can keep this level of intensity against the less fancied sides. Give Nigel Adkins a break - he has worked miracles the last two years and is on as big a learning curve as a number of our players. He will get it right and we are playing some brilliant football that is earning rave reviews from our peers and the press alike. Lets keep rolling as we are - prep the team to keep doing what they have been while tightening up at the back and we will start picking up points. Every game is going to have to be a mini cup final and we need to treat them as such. I am looking forward to the extra depth that the new boys will bring and as long as its not much money then what the hell - Del Piero would be worth having just for the experience for the rest of the team. Lets not panic and lets get behind the guys for the rest of the season. We need sensible heads - the last thing we want is for panic and for Nigel to be sacked for some over paid ex big time manager with an overrated record to be brought in. Keep the faith and lets enjoy the brilliant football we have been playing!
Your definately not a skunt. Far too intelligent and considered in your opinions to be one who fiddles with fish.
[quote][p][bold]Melbsaint[/bold] wrote: I really think we need some perspective here. We have played the two top teams in the league and have given them both a huge fright and we can be justifiably proud of the team. Rickie has shown he is going to be a big force as usual and he is a natural goalscorer - unplayable in the air and with a terrifc touch for a big man. Adam likewise looks instantly comfortable and hanging on to him will be our biggest cause of concern. The rest of the team have all raised their games and the next few weeks are going to be the real test as to if we can keep this level of intensity against the less fancied sides. Give Nigel Adkins a break - he has worked miracles the last two years and is on as big a learning curve as a number of our players. He will get it right and we are playing some brilliant football that is earning rave reviews from our peers and the press alike. Lets keep rolling as we are - prep the team to keep doing what they have been while tightening up at the back and we will start picking up points. Every game is going to have to be a mini cup final and we need to treat them as such. I am looking forward to the extra depth that the new boys will bring and as long as its not much money then what the hell - Del Piero would be worth having just for the experience for the rest of the team. Lets not panic and lets get behind the guys for the rest of the season. We need sensible heads - the last thing we want is for panic and for Nigel to be sacked for some over paid ex big time manager with an overrated record to be brought in. Keep the faith and lets enjoy the brilliant football we have been playing![/p][/quote]Your definately not a skunt. Far too intelligent and considered in your opinions to be one who fiddles with fish. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:35pm Mon 3 Sep 12

F Fan says...

Enock84 wrote:
To f fan

I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder
Opinions are to be respected when they have some basis in fact.
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: To f fan I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder[/p][/quote]Opinions are to be respected when they have some basis in fact. F Fan
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11:36pm Mon 3 Sep 12

DisplacedFan says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Yes He is a coming as a fitness coach seeing we lost that game in the last 15 Minutes,Alessando
Del Piero thats the new name in town Mush!
Stick to playing with your bed bugs!
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Yes He is a coming as a fitness coach seeing we lost that game in the last 15 Minutes,Alessando Del Piero thats the new name in town Mush![/p][/quote]Stick to playing with your bed bugs! DisplacedFan
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11:46pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

F Fan wrote:
Enock84 wrote:
To f fan

I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder
Opinions are to be respected when they have some basis in fact.
On one hand he says NA hasn't a clue and needs to go. On the other he says NC makes all the decisions. With an IQ like that can only equal one thing - skunt!
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: To f fan I don't know mate but this is a forum where you give opinions . You don't have to agree with me but respect that I have opinion. Or just do what I do with your messages and don't read mine #season ticket holder[/p][/quote]Opinions are to be respected when they have some basis in fact.[/p][/quote]On one hand he says NA hasn't a clue and needs to go. On the other he says NC makes all the decisions. With an IQ like that can only equal one thing - skunt! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:47pm Mon 3 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
no ive just seen palo di canio`s press conf on sky sports, that the type of manager we need, a complete nut case!
either him or blueredanddead as his posts on here are such genius!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]no ive just seen palo di canio`s press conf on sky sports, that the type of manager we need, a complete nut case! either him or blueredanddead as his posts on here are such genius! saintshorse101
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11:59pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

To seedhouse the retard

NA has done a great job but he is being found out at this level. I think he won't last till crimbo and if that's the case we will talk then I love my team but saints fans like u give us real Ones a bad name . Go to a real game mate and u will find I'm not the only one who thinks this. But that will cost money mate u might have to stop drinking the white lightning you **** tramp xx
To seedhouse the retard NA has done a great job but he is being found out at this level. I think he won't last till crimbo and if that's the case we will talk then I love my team but saints fans like u give us real Ones a bad name . Go to a real game mate and u will find I'm not the only one who thinks this. But that will cost money mate u might have to stop drinking the white lightning you **** tramp xx Enock84
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12:11am Tue 4 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Enock84 wrote:
To seedhouse the retard

NA has done a great job but he is being found out at this level. I think he won't last till crimbo and if that's the case we will talk then I love my team but saints fans like u give us real Ones a bad name . Go to a real game mate and u will find I'm not the only one who thinks this. But that will cost money mate u might have to stop drinking the white lightning you **** tramp xx
Missed one home game last year and went to 10 away. Been going since 1978.

It's a joke to suggest getting rid of a manager who got back to back promotions 3 games into a new Prem season when we held our own against the two best sides in the league and two of the best sides in the world.

Think about it!
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: To seedhouse the retard NA has done a great job but he is being found out at this level. I think he won't last till crimbo and if that's the case we will talk then I love my team but saints fans like u give us real Ones a bad name . Go to a real game mate and u will find I'm not the only one who thinks this. But that will cost money mate u might have to stop drinking the white lightning you **** tramp xx[/p][/quote]Missed one home game last year and went to 10 away. Been going since 1978. It's a joke to suggest getting rid of a manager who got back to back promotions 3 games into a new Prem season when we held our own against the two best sides in the league and two of the best sides in the world. Think about it! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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12:37am Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Enock84 wrote: To seedhouse the retard NA has done a great job but he is being found out at this level. I think he won't last till crimbo and if that's the case we will talk then I love my team but saints fans like u give us real Ones a bad name . Go to a real game mate and u will find I'm not the only one who thinks this. But that will cost money mate u might have to stop drinking the white lightning you **** tramp xx
Missed one home game last year and went to 10 away. Been going since 1978. It's a joke to suggest getting rid of a manager who got back to back promotions 3 games into a new Prem season when we held our own against the two best sides in the league and two of the best sides in the world. Think about it!
but seed you like most of us have been going to the `fake` games, not the real games like some! i believe this to have been a conspiracy started by the skates circa may1939, this has left the skates as the `real` fa cup holders since then giving the bestest fans of the bestest team in the word tm more history! this could be the history they keep going on about.
i am not sure of this conspiracy and feel that only confucious can clear this up. please help as i dont know if i am real or not now! am i in the matrix?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: To seedhouse the retard NA has done a great job but he is being found out at this level. I think he won't last till crimbo and if that's the case we will talk then I love my team but saints fans like u give us real Ones a bad name . Go to a real game mate and u will find I'm not the only one who thinks this. But that will cost money mate u might have to stop drinking the white lightning you **** tramp xx[/p][/quote]Missed one home game last year and went to 10 away. Been going since 1978. It's a joke to suggest getting rid of a manager who got back to back promotions 3 games into a new Prem season when we held our own against the two best sides in the league and two of the best sides in the world. Think about it![/p][/quote]but seed you like most of us have been going to the `fake` games, not the real games like some! i believe this to have been a conspiracy started by the skates circa may1939, this has left the skates as the `real` fa cup holders since then giving the bestest fans of the bestest team in the word tm more history! this could be the history they keep going on about. i am not sure of this conspiracy and feel that only confucious can clear this up. please help as i dont know if i am real or not now! am i in the matrix? saintshorse101
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12:40am Tue 4 Sep 12

Tirau Dan says...

Why do saints more negative types love to sling off when things don't go 100%.
I last came over in Nov 2010 when we beat posh 4-0 and drew with Brighton 1-1.. there were "fans yelling at Rickie and other calling him a lazy **** and some calling alan pardew a clueless fwit. One in front of me left his 4 year old and 2 year old for the best part of the match alone while he was in the bar...
SMS and the massive core of fans are brilliant.. the atmosphere was great.. great to be there but it's good to remember that the fans should never be judged by the negative boo brigade that slag the second we lose a few..
All the pundits agree Saints have surprised with their start and have a lot more to offer.. we'll be on the up very soon.
Why do saints more negative types love to sling off when things don't go 100%. I last came over in Nov 2010 when we beat posh 4-0 and drew with Brighton 1-1.. there were "fans yelling at Rickie and other calling him a lazy **** and some calling alan pardew a clueless fwit. One in front of me left his 4 year old and 2 year old for the best part of the match alone while he was in the bar... SMS and the massive core of fans are brilliant.. the atmosphere was great.. great to be there but it's good to remember that the fans should never be judged by the negative boo brigade that slag the second we lose a few.. All the pundits agree Saints have surprised with their start and have a lot more to offer.. we'll be on the up very soon. Tirau Dan
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1:09am Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I agree with the woman who managed the French womens' Olympic football team. She said on TV the key to every great team performance is a penis.
Oh, I've just been told that she actually said 'appyness.
Are you sure she didnt say "It was a great team performance, penis!" whilst talking to Mark Lawrenson !!???
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I agree with the woman who managed the French womens' Olympic football team. She said on TV the key to every great team performance is a penis.[/p][/quote]Oh, I've just been told that she actually said 'appyness.[/p][/quote]Are you sure she didnt say "It was a great team performance, penis!" whilst talking to Mark Lawrenson !!??? st1halo
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1:20am Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Confucious wrote:
Excellent - DHL have just delivered my new Saints shirt with GULY on the back.
Well if you wear it to SMS dont be surprised if you get put straight on the pitch !!

Did it smell of alcohol ?

STID
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Excellent - DHL have just delivered my new Saints shirt with GULY on the back.[/p][/quote]Well if you wear it to SMS dont be surprised if you get put straight on the pitch !! Did it smell of alcohol ? STID st1halo
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1:28am Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

SaintBen wrote:
If we look at the bigger picture here, I reckon it's a great move for Saints! Del Piero may be 37 but, he still played 25 games last year for Juventus - He's still quality, and for our amazing academy what better than to be rubbing shoulders with a legend of the game!? Also, longer term like Jaidi is an ambassador for Africa, he could do the same for Central Europe!! Now we're in the PL we have to get our name out there and getting hold of one of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen could help ;-)
I agree
[quote][p][bold]SaintBen[/bold] wrote: If we look at the bigger picture here, I reckon it's a great move for Saints! Del Piero may be 37 but, he still played 25 games last year for Juventus - He's still quality, and for our amazing academy what better than to be rubbing shoulders with a legend of the game!? Also, longer term like Jaidi is an ambassador for Africa, he could do the same for Central Europe!! Now we're in the PL we have to get our name out there and getting hold of one of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen could help ;-)[/p][/quote]I agree st1halo
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1:32am Tue 4 Sep 12

oregonsaint says...

Yawn.
Yawn. oregonsaint
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1:42am Tue 4 Sep 12

petethephantom says...

Alicesdad wrote:
teamster wrote:
Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.
Good post. Common sense.
excellent posting
stability is the word for the day / month/ season
MU same manager over 1000 games and i bet he has done some blunders in his time
NA 100 games in charge ( thats 1/10th of sir alex) give him a go, because stability at the top filters thru to the lowest or bottom levls..... NA will with his staff rectify our weak links and deficencies,

i still predict that as before season started we were 13th... thats where i think we will end

coyr ( see you at seasons end again... pete from sydney)
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamster[/bold] wrote: Too many people pressing the panic button, yes the defending has been lapse Fox and Fonte struggling but the overall football we have played is very promising. Nigel will sort out the defensive errors as he knows if he does not the pressure will mount. We knew the first four fixtures were tough except for Wigan where we hoped for better but that can happen at this level. Most sides that are relegated from this league do so through lack of goals we seem to have those in abundance aginst the very best opposition in the league. We will come good and I still predict we will finish around 10th in the league.[/p][/quote]Good post. Common sense.[/p][/quote]excellent posting stability is the word for the day / month/ season MU same manager over 1000 games and i bet he has done some blunders in his time NA 100 games in charge ( thats 1/10th of sir alex) give him a go, because stability at the top filters thru to the lowest or bottom levls..... NA will with his staff rectify our weak links and deficencies, i still predict that as before season started we were 13th... thats where i think we will end coyr ( see you at seasons end again... pete from sydney) petethephantom
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1:45am Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Went on Sky website tonight and was reading about Liverpool and J. Henry's letter to their fans. The posts and comments were similar to ours. We're worried about our defence, they're worried about their attack.
One thing is for certain, we are ahead of the game as far as investing in young talent is concerned and other big time clubs are playing catch up. NC and the team have done an outstanding job in rebuilding our club and regardless of the fact we dont have any points, I have never seen Saints as exciting as they are now. We have so much to be proud of, its early days and hopefully everythng will come good. Devastated that we lost but so so proud of the boys, at least we dont have the debt that Liverpool have, taste of reality for them. For us...onward and upward

STID
Went on Sky website tonight and was reading about Liverpool and J. Henry's letter to their fans. The posts and comments were similar to ours. We're worried about our defence, they're worried about their attack. One thing is for certain, we are ahead of the game as far as investing in young talent is concerned and other big time clubs are playing catch up. NC and the team have done an outstanding job in rebuilding our club and regardless of the fact we dont have any points, I have never seen Saints as exciting as they are now. We have so much to be proud of, its early days and hopefully everythng will come good. Devastated that we lost but so so proud of the boys, at least we dont have the debt that Liverpool have, taste of reality for them. For us...onward and upward STID st1halo
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2:01am Tue 4 Sep 12

petethephantom says...

del piero managment meeting with sydney football club today
as he is a free agaent he s not bound by trade periods

a good defender that saints could target is the aussie defender Matthew Spiranovic, he is an important defnder and could help our cause ...
another player whom played for rangers is midfelder Matthew McKay... a hard-running midfielder whose has amazing energy levels,passing and vision

just a thought
pete
del piero managment meeting with sydney football club today as he is a free agaent he s not bound by trade periods a good defender that saints could target is the aussie defender Matthew Spiranovic, he is an important defnder and could help our cause ... another player whom played for rangers is midfelder Matthew McKay... a hard-running midfielder whose has amazing energy levels,passing and vision just a thought pete petethephantom
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4:25am Tue 4 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

For a change im going to b positive
Lambert,Lallana, ward prowse,puncheon and Morgan look to belong in premier. But fox,Fonte,and Davis don't, I feel really sorry for j rod we pay all that money for him and shove him out wide. Sorry I know I said positive lol
For a change im going to b positive Lambert,Lallana, ward prowse,puncheon and Morgan look to belong in premier. But fox,Fonte,and Davis don't, I feel really sorry for j rod we pay all that money for him and shove him out wide. Sorry I know I said positive lol Enock84
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4:41am Tue 4 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

A striker from Zambia a centre half from Japan. Guly plucked from seria z is anyone really telling me Adkins had heard of any of these I don't think so . Problem with Adkins is he tries to b to clever he always says these things
1. We have a hard working chairman
2. Our chairman is extremely ambitious
I think them to need a room lol
This was a bit tongue and cheek and I know some of u will think I'm out of order but I do really believe Adkins has no say in transfer policy . Guly must have some dirt on NA cuz he plays him when we all know he is ****
A striker from Zambia a centre half from Japan. Guly plucked from seria z is anyone really telling me Adkins had heard of any of these I don't think so . Problem with Adkins is he tries to b to clever he always says these things 1. We have a hard working chairman 2. Our chairman is extremely ambitious I think them to need a room lol This was a bit tongue and cheek and I know some of u will think I'm out of order but I do really believe Adkins has no say in transfer policy . Guly must have some dirt on NA cuz he plays him when we all know he is **** Enock84
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6:47am Tue 4 Sep 12

batesieboy says...

st1halo wrote:
Went on Sky website tonight and was reading about Liverpool and J. Henry's letter to their fans. The posts and comments were similar to ours. We're worried about our defence, they're worried about their attack.
One thing is for certain, we are ahead of the game as far as investing in young talent is concerned and other big time clubs are playing catch up. NC and the team have done an outstanding job in rebuilding our club and regardless of the fact we dont have any points, I have never seen Saints as exciting as they are now. We have so much to be proud of, its early days and hopefully everythng will come good. Devastated that we lost but so so proud of the boys, at least we dont have the debt that Liverpool have, taste of reality for them. For us...onward and upward

STID
Great post mate.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: Went on Sky website tonight and was reading about Liverpool and J. Henry's letter to their fans. The posts and comments were similar to ours. We're worried about our defence, they're worried about their attack. One thing is for certain, we are ahead of the game as far as investing in young talent is concerned and other big time clubs are playing catch up. NC and the team have done an outstanding job in rebuilding our club and regardless of the fact we dont have any points, I have never seen Saints as exciting as they are now. We have so much to be proud of, its early days and hopefully everythng will come good. Devastated that we lost but so so proud of the boys, at least we dont have the debt that Liverpool have, taste of reality for them. For us...onward and upward STID[/p][/quote]Great post mate. batesieboy
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7:19am Tue 4 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

Enock84 wrote:
A striker from Zambia a centre half from Japan. Guly plucked from seria z is anyone really telling me Adkins had heard of any of these I don't think so . Problem with Adkins is he tries to b to clever he always says these things
1. We have a hard working chairman
2. Our chairman is extremely ambitious
I think them to need a room lol
This was a bit tongue and cheek and I know some of u will think I'm out of order but I do really believe Adkins has no say in transfer policy . Guly must have some dirt on NA cuz he plays him when we all know he is ****
4:25 in the morning, it took you all that time to come up with this stunning post?
can't wait for the next one.................
................not!
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: A striker from Zambia a centre half from Japan. Guly plucked from seria z is anyone really telling me Adkins had heard of any of these I don't think so . Problem with Adkins is he tries to b to clever he always says these things 1. We have a hard working chairman 2. Our chairman is extremely ambitious I think them to need a room lol This was a bit tongue and cheek and I know some of u will think I'm out of order but I do really believe Adkins has no say in transfer policy . Guly must have some dirt on NA cuz he plays him when we all know he is ****[/p][/quote]4:25 in the morning, it took you all that time to come up with this stunning post? can't wait for the next one................. ................not! worried of n e hampshire
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7:29am Tue 4 Sep 12

Velleity says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Fred Bassett. Velleity
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8:26am Tue 4 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

It's all well and good saying beware the ides of March but as my great uncle Julius Seedhouse always said 'beware the skunts of September'. And with good reason, for September is the month in which they get raped and pillaged by Channers or etch at a resemblance of an existence under PST or go buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz gloop.

As a result the ones with the triple brain cells will try and infiltrate masquerading as Saints to create disharmony and disunity.

I fear the worst for them and have asked Marwell Zoo to build a shack and chuck hippo **** everywhere to closely replicate their natural habitat in preparation to house a brother sister breeding pair as they are in such low numbers now they are officially on the endangered list. It's a sad state of affairs.

Anyway, to become champions of Europe I think we need a new LB and CB.
It's all well and good saying beware the ides of March but as my great uncle Julius Seedhouse always said 'beware the skunts of September'. And with good reason, for September is the month in which they get raped and pillaged by Channers or etch at a resemblance of an existence under PST or go buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz gloop. As a result the ones with the triple brain cells will try and infiltrate masquerading as Saints to create disharmony and disunity. I fear the worst for them and have asked Marwell Zoo to build a shack and chuck hippo **** everywhere to closely replicate their natural habitat in preparation to house a brother sister breeding pair as they are in such low numbers now they are officially on the endangered list. It's a sad state of affairs. Anyway, to become champions of Europe I think we need a new LB and CB. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:23am Tue 4 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

Velleity wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.
This had better be a load of bovine scatology.

If Adkins gets sacked it would be a disgrace.

Two consecutive promotions justifies at least half a season to prove he can hack it at the top level.

His record is exemplary, the critics say he has no top level experience, that is true .. but all premiership managers had to have a first season in a top job no matter where. Adkins time is now and I wish him well and support him completely.

We had possibly the hardest fixture list for the first five games, only swapping Chelsea for Wigan would have made it harder.

The club has made money available, players have been purchased, some have yet to play. We have lost against the two Manchester clubs but played extremely well .. certainly no cause for any sackings.

The rumour is almost certainly because the press always lie to pick on someone. Usually they go for higher profile names like AVB, the only sacred name seems to be Ferguson (and possibly Moyes).

I have faith in NA and I have faith in NC. I know that he will show his absolute professionalism and let the man he employed do his job.

With the players Adkins now has we have the opprtunity to make the season an outright success.

As for the suggestions that Harry is a candidate, how ridiculous can you get. Would the Liebherr family representative really employ a man who's dog has a bank account and who was the luckiest man since OJ Simpson to be acquitted of a crime.

I am content that good sense will prevail and that all this nonsense will drift away like a bad smell on the wind.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.[/p][/quote]This had better be a load of bovine scatology. If Adkins gets sacked it would be a disgrace. Two consecutive promotions justifies at least half a season to prove he can hack it at the top level. His record is exemplary, the critics say he has no top level experience, that is true .. but all premiership managers had to have a first season in a top job no matter where. Adkins time is now and I wish him well and support him completely. We had possibly the hardest fixture list for the first five games, only swapping Chelsea for Wigan would have made it harder. The club has made money available, players have been purchased, some have yet to play. We have lost against the two Manchester clubs but played extremely well .. certainly no cause for any sackings. The rumour is almost certainly because the press always lie to pick on someone. Usually they go for higher profile names like AVB, the only sacred name seems to be Ferguson (and possibly Moyes). I have faith in NA and I have faith in NC. I know that he will show his absolute professionalism and let the man he employed do his job. With the players Adkins now has we have the opprtunity to make the season an outright success. As for the suggestions that Harry is a candidate, how ridiculous can you get. Would the Liebherr family representative really employ a man who's dog has a bank account and who was the luckiest man since OJ Simpson to be acquitted of a crime. I am content that good sense will prevail and that all this nonsense will drift away like a bad smell on the wind. Alicesdad
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10:18am Tue 4 Sep 12

timbersaint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.
This had better be a load of bovine scatology. If Adkins gets sacked it would be a disgrace. Two consecutive promotions justifies at least half a season to prove he can hack it at the top level. His record is exemplary, the critics say he has no top level experience, that is true .. but all premiership managers had to have a first season in a top job no matter where. Adkins time is now and I wish him well and support him completely. We had possibly the hardest fixture list for the first five games, only swapping Chelsea for Wigan would have made it harder. The club has made money available, players have been purchased, some have yet to play. We have lost against the two Manchester clubs but played extremely well .. certainly no cause for any sackings. The rumour is almost certainly because the press always lie to pick on someone. Usually they go for higher profile names like AVB, the only sacred name seems to be Ferguson (and possibly Moyes). I have faith in NA and I have faith in NC. I know that he will show his absolute professionalism and let the man he employed do his job. With the players Adkins now has we have the opprtunity to make the season an outright success. As for the suggestions that Harry is a candidate, how ridiculous can you get. Would the Liebherr family representative really employ a man who's dog has a bank account and who was the luckiest man since OJ Simpson to be acquitted of a crime. I am content that good sense will prevail and that all this nonsense will drift away like a bad smell on the wind.
I could not agree more, Give the man a chance and get fully behind our Team Red and White army!!!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.[/p][/quote]This had better be a load of bovine scatology. If Adkins gets sacked it would be a disgrace. Two consecutive promotions justifies at least half a season to prove he can hack it at the top level. His record is exemplary, the critics say he has no top level experience, that is true .. but all premiership managers had to have a first season in a top job no matter where. Adkins time is now and I wish him well and support him completely. We had possibly the hardest fixture list for the first five games, only swapping Chelsea for Wigan would have made it harder. The club has made money available, players have been purchased, some have yet to play. We have lost against the two Manchester clubs but played extremely well .. certainly no cause for any sackings. The rumour is almost certainly because the press always lie to pick on someone. Usually they go for higher profile names like AVB, the only sacred name seems to be Ferguson (and possibly Moyes). I have faith in NA and I have faith in NC. I know that he will show his absolute professionalism and let the man he employed do his job. With the players Adkins now has we have the opprtunity to make the season an outright success. As for the suggestions that Harry is a candidate, how ridiculous can you get. Would the Liebherr family representative really employ a man who's dog has a bank account and who was the luckiest man since OJ Simpson to be acquitted of a crime. I am content that good sense will prevail and that all this nonsense will drift away like a bad smell on the wind.[/p][/quote]I could not agree more, Give the man a chance and get fully behind our Team Red and White army!!! timbersaint
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10:30am Tue 4 Sep 12

Pogle says...

techsture wrote:
Transfer policy is whack. We are on a one way ticket to the championship.
What a negative Pr!ck you are!
[quote][p][bold]techsture[/bold] wrote: Transfer policy is whack. We are on a one way ticket to the championship.[/p][/quote]What a negative Pr!ck you are! Pogle
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10:33am Tue 4 Sep 12

Pogle says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou

ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p!
2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get?
WHINGERS!
Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does,
just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them!
RANT OVER!!
Keep it up St. Ash, cannot believe some of the ungrateful pr!cks that get on here and sprout pure & unadulterated bilge.
They need reminding of where we have just come from & how close we were to where the skunts are now!
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: All the comments on here about who does what,when,where,scou ting, NA/NC/LR/ Mrs Mopp ect ect ect just sounds cr@p! 2 years ago we were a League 1 team with aspirations of the Championship and the Premier League with in 5 years, last year we had aspirations of stabilising, maybe top 8, with the Premier League in another couple of years, and here we are today, Premier League, just given the top two teams in the country a bl00dy good run for their money, broke our transfer record not once but TWICE, spending multi millions on our already state of the art training facilities, just signed one of the hottest properties in Europe, signed the Japan captain, winner of the Golden Boot @ ACN, and what do we get? WHINGERS! Half of you lot have no idea what it takes to put a team together, never mind getting them to play attractive football, passing football, attacking football, what do you expect from a team that had some of the same players in League 1 TWO years ago, now playing against Vidic,Scholes, RVP for Christ sake, multi-million pound players like Tevez, Kompany, Dzeko, it beggars belief it really does, just think about where we've come from, where we are, and more importantly, where we are going, dont worry about loosing to Man utd, City and probably Arsenal, have a bit of belief in the structure that we now have behind our great club and support them! RANT OVER!![/p][/quote]Keep it up St. Ash, cannot believe some of the ungrateful pr!cks that get on here and sprout pure & unadulterated bilge. They need reminding of where we have just come from & how close we were to where the skunts are now! Pogle
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10:46am Tue 4 Sep 12

Pogle says...

Enock84 wrote:
A striker from Zambia a centre half from Japan. Guly plucked from seria z is anyone really telling me Adkins had heard of any of these I don't think so . Problem with Adkins is he tries to b to clever he always says these things
1. We have a hard working chairman
2. Our chairman is extremely ambitious
I think them to need a room lol
This was a bit tongue and cheek and I know some of u will think I'm out of order but I do really believe Adkins has no say in transfer policy . Guly must have some dirt on NA cuz he plays him when we all know he is ****
PLANK!
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: A striker from Zambia a centre half from Japan. Guly plucked from seria z is anyone really telling me Adkins had heard of any of these I don't think so . Problem with Adkins is he tries to b to clever he always says these things 1. We have a hard working chairman 2. Our chairman is extremely ambitious I think them to need a room lol This was a bit tongue and cheek and I know some of u will think I'm out of order but I do really believe Adkins has no say in transfer policy . Guly must have some dirt on NA cuz he plays him when we all know he is ****[/p][/quote]PLANK! Pogle
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10:46am Tue 4 Sep 12

MGRA says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
MGRA wrote:
its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..
Your absolutely right he does have to earn it in the long term. I think what most are saying is give him a proper chance. The parallels with Fergusons and Lawrie Macs early performance have already been made.

What you and I don't know is how hard NA may have been pushing for LB and CB signings. Maybe he kept being presented with another attacking player! Without that knowledge we can't really judge his transfer policy.
He has had 3 games. All managers new to the Prem say its a quick learning curve ( hate that word ). He is entitled to make mistakes. Its a Marathon not a sprint and errors help focus the mind. You always learn more from mistakes than from perfection. For me his achilles heel had always been his substiutions.... I am sure he has the nouse to fix that and push us up the table. I still think we are good for a 13th/14th finish this season. Even if we don't cut the mustard at the back, its still a good idea to try and outscore average teams this season to survive and then build next season, I am sure that the NC masterplan.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..[/p][/quote]Your absolutely right he does have to earn it in the long term. I think what most are saying is give him a proper chance. The parallels with Fergusons and Lawrie Macs early performance have already been made. What you and I don't know is how hard NA may have been pushing for LB and CB signings. Maybe he kept being presented with another attacking player! Without that knowledge we can't really judge his transfer policy.[/p][/quote]He has had 3 games. All managers new to the Prem say its a quick learning curve ( hate that word ). He is entitled to make mistakes. Its a Marathon not a sprint and errors help focus the mind. You always learn more from mistakes than from perfection. For me his achilles heel had always been his substiutions.... I am sure he has the nouse to fix that and push us up the table. I still think we are good for a 13th/14th finish this season. Even if we don't cut the mustard at the back, its still a good idea to try and outscore average teams this season to survive and then build next season, I am sure that the NC masterplan. MGRA
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10:46am Tue 4 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote:
Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.
This had better be a load of bovine scatology.

If Adkins gets sacked it would be a disgrace.

Two consecutive promotions justifies at least half a season to prove he can hack it at the top level.

His record is exemplary, the critics say he has no top level experience, that is true .. but all premiership managers had to have a first season in a top job no matter where. Adkins time is now and I wish him well and support him completely.

We had possibly the hardest fixture list for the first five games, only swapping Chelsea for Wigan would have made it harder.

The club has made money available, players have been purchased, some have yet to play. We have lost against the two Manchester clubs but played extremely well .. certainly no cause for any sackings.

The rumour is almost certainly because the press always lie to pick on someone. Usually they go for higher profile names like AVB, the only sacred name seems to be Ferguson (and possibly Moyes).

I have faith in NA and I have faith in NC. I know that he will show his absolute professionalism and let the man he employed do his job.

With the players Adkins now has we have the opprtunity to make the season an outright success.

As for the suggestions that Harry is a candidate, how ridiculous can you get. Would the Liebherr family representative really employ a man who's dog has a bank account and who was the luckiest man since OJ Simpson to be acquitted of a crime.

I am content that good sense will prevail and that all this nonsense will drift away like a bad smell on the wind.
I have every faith in NC and NA, I do have my doubts about some of the fans who have been posting on here, they are either delusional or not for real, what do you think?
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.[/p][/quote]This had better be a load of bovine scatology. If Adkins gets sacked it would be a disgrace. Two consecutive promotions justifies at least half a season to prove he can hack it at the top level. His record is exemplary, the critics say he has no top level experience, that is true .. but all premiership managers had to have a first season in a top job no matter where. Adkins time is now and I wish him well and support him completely. We had possibly the hardest fixture list for the first five games, only swapping Chelsea for Wigan would have made it harder. The club has made money available, players have been purchased, some have yet to play. We have lost against the two Manchester clubs but played extremely well .. certainly no cause for any sackings. The rumour is almost certainly because the press always lie to pick on someone. Usually they go for higher profile names like AVB, the only sacred name seems to be Ferguson (and possibly Moyes). I have faith in NA and I have faith in NC. I know that he will show his absolute professionalism and let the man he employed do his job. With the players Adkins now has we have the opprtunity to make the season an outright success. As for the suggestions that Harry is a candidate, how ridiculous can you get. Would the Liebherr family representative really employ a man who's dog has a bank account and who was the luckiest man since OJ Simpson to be acquitted of a crime. I am content that good sense will prevail and that all this nonsense will drift away like a bad smell on the wind.[/p][/quote]I have every faith in NC and NA, I do have my doubts about some of the fans who have been posting on here, they are either delusional or not for real, what do you think? OSPREYSAINT
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11:16am Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
MGRA wrote: its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..
Your absolutely right he does have to earn it in the long term. I think what most are saying is give him a proper chance. The parallels with Fergusons and Lawrie Macs early performance have already been made. What you and I don't know is how hard NA may have been pushing for LB and CB signings. Maybe he kept being presented with another attacking player! Without that knowledge we can't really judge his transfer policy.
He has had 3 games. All managers new to the Prem say its a quick learning curve ( hate that word ). He is entitled to make mistakes. Its a Marathon not a sprint and errors help focus the mind. You always learn more from mistakes than from perfection. For me his achilles heel had always been his substiutions.... I am sure he has the nouse to fix that and push us up the table. I still think we are good for a 13th/14th finish this season. Even if we don't cut the mustard at the back, its still a good idea to try and outscore average teams this season to survive and then build next season, I am sure that the NC masterplan.
I think these days in footie management it's a sprint AND a marathon.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: its all good.... just don't expect NA to still be in a job automatically whatever happens..... the Prem is a big step up for all, players, staff, supporters too. Its not a negative/positive thing... its a realistic thing. we need points in the next 10 games..[/p][/quote]Your absolutely right he does have to earn it in the long term. I think what most are saying is give him a proper chance. The parallels with Fergusons and Lawrie Macs early performance have already been made. What you and I don't know is how hard NA may have been pushing for LB and CB signings. Maybe he kept being presented with another attacking player! Without that knowledge we can't really judge his transfer policy.[/p][/quote]He has had 3 games. All managers new to the Prem say its a quick learning curve ( hate that word ). He is entitled to make mistakes. Its a Marathon not a sprint and errors help focus the mind. You always learn more from mistakes than from perfection. For me his achilles heel had always been his substiutions.... I am sure he has the nouse to fix that and push us up the table. I still think we are good for a 13th/14th finish this season. Even if we don't cut the mustard at the back, its still a good idea to try and outscore average teams this season to survive and then build next season, I am sure that the NC masterplan.[/p][/quote]I think these days in footie management it's a sprint AND a marathon. City Saint
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11:26am Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Velleity wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
From Sholing to Leeds wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.
IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.
or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .
I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)
I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.
WHO ARE YA?
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Sholing to Leeds[/bold] wrote: Rumour going around Twatter that our Nige has been given the boot, hope it's not true.[/p][/quote]IF that was true I woud accept no one less than Pepe Guardiola.[/p][/quote]or perhaps jose mourinio at a push .[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Mike Bassett :O)[/p][/quote]I'm holding out for Fred Bassett.[/p][/quote]WHO ARE YA? City Saint
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11:31am Tue 4 Sep 12

mr tein says...

JohnItaly wrote:
saint t.boy wrote:
Block 34 wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????
Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.
It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.
Just to point out that if a substitute is brought on then the ref adds up to 30 seconds to cover the delay. As six subs were used that is 3 minutes
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint t.boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Where is 4 mins of second half injury time come from?????[/p][/quote]Fergie time is the only thing I can think of. I've no idea where he got 4 from, I barely saw a stoppage in the second half.[/p][/quote]It is about time the football authorities moved from the dark ages and addressed known concerns in the game by learning from other sports. One of those is time-keeping. A clock should be publicly visible with the referee having control (via a handsignal) when the clock should be stopped and re-started. Everybody would then know exactly when the clock was stopped, and why, and what time is left. The trouble is when the game is run by Neanderthals like Platini & Blatter nothing will change.[/p][/quote]Just to point out that if a substitute is brought on then the ref adds up to 30 seconds to cover the delay. As six subs were used that is 3 minutes mr tein
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11:47am Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

I've said it before... I have always had concerns about NA's tactical ability due to many strange decisions over the years which have cost us points. BUT I am a layperson (as the rest of us are!) and I bow to his superior experience
His results speak for themselves and so I am happy to give him my support until, if it became apparent, he gets out of his depth. That time may be here by Christmas or may never come, either way he has earnt our backing so far. The money we spent in the transfer market was unbelievable ! Somr things need attention but Saints football has never been better, the future has never been brighter. I have never been prouder than I am now and my history goes wayyyyyyy back

STID
I've said it before... I have always had concerns about NA's tactical ability due to many strange decisions over the years which have cost us points. BUT I am a layperson (as the rest of us are!) and I bow to his superior experience His results speak for themselves and so I am happy to give him my support until, if it became apparent, he gets out of his depth. That time may be here by Christmas or may never come, either way he has earnt our backing so far. The money we spent in the transfer market was unbelievable ! Somr things need attention but Saints football has never been better, the future has never been brighter. I have never been prouder than I am now and my history goes wayyyyyyy back STID st1halo
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12:42pm Tue 4 Sep 12

teddrake says...

We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minore prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus!
We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minore prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus! teddrake
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5:36pm Tue 4 Sep 12

warrens 76 says...

teddrake wrote:
We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minore prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus!
Could you elucidate further?
[quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minore prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus![/p][/quote]Could you elucidate further? warrens 76
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6:42pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Enock84 wrote:
Go back to the playground you peace of **** ( or are you still banned from those places) what team were u supporting a couple of years ago ???? That's right not saints . Keep watching us on tv mate and go to night school to learn how to spell u **** retard
skunt
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: Go back to the playground you peace of **** ( or are you still banned from those places) what team were u supporting a couple of years ago ???? That's right not saints . Keep watching us on tv mate and go to night school to learn how to spell u **** retard[/p][/quote]skunt Baddesley Bill
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7:00pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

If they were talking about pirlo and not del piero then we would be interested !!
If they were talking about pirlo and not del piero then we would be interested !! Scarborosaint
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10:10pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Dellgirl says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
If they were talking about pirlo and not del piero then we would be interested !!
But neither seems to be interested in us..
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: If they were talking about pirlo and not del piero then we would be interested !![/p][/quote]But neither seems to be interested in us.. Dellgirl
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