Saints 4 Carlisle 1

Daily Echo: OH HAPPY DAY:  Michail Antonio celebrates with his team mates after scoring their fourth goal OH HAPPY DAY: Michail Antonio celebrates with his team mates after scoring their fourth goal

See today‘s Daily Echo for a special 24-page pullout celebrating Saints’ Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley - featuring the best reports, reaction, colour and photographs of the big day.

SAINTS made a triumphant return to the big stage with a thumping Wembley victory over Carlisle in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this afternoon.

Top scorer Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Papa Waigo and Michail Antonio grabbed the goals as Alan Pardew lifted the club's first silverware in 34 years.

Saints' first participation in this competition may illustrate just how far they have fallen since their top-flight days, but 44,000 supporters made the trip from the south coast to see the 2003 FA Cup finalists take on their League One rivals.

The 10-point penalty for going into administration has left Saints off the play-off pace and they are just one spot above Carlisle - but the teams are leagues apart in every other sense.

Peter Murphy handed them the lead, literally, in the 15th minute when he stuck out an arm to whip the ball from the head of Lambert.

The defender was fortunate to escape with a booking but Lambert exacted revenge from the penalty spot with his 32nd goal of a prolific season.

Carlisle had their moments in the first half, not least when Matty Robson's cross was headed onto the top of the crossbar by Ian Harte.

However, it was Southampton who grabbed a second goal two minutes before half-time. Lambert flicked on Antonio's long throw and Lallana was left with the simple task of nodding the ball past Adam Collin for his 16th goal of the season.

Any hopes of a Cumbrian comeback were crushed four minutes into the second half when Evan Horwood made a hash of Lambert's cross. Collin managed to keep out Antonio's shot but Senegalese striker Waigo was on hand to nod the rebound into an empty net.

On-loan Reading winger Antonio crashed in the fourth from the edge of the area on the hour, before Carlisle substitute Gary Madine gave the blue half of Wembley something to cheer with a late header.

For the best reports, reaction, colour and photos from Wembley, don't miss tomorrow's 24-page Daily Echo pullout.

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3:54pm Sun 28 Mar 10

normsted says...

A fitting result for the best fans in the land. The saints are coming ...........
A fitting result for the best fans in the land. The saints are coming ........... normsted

3:58pm Sun 28 Mar 10

m@tty boy says...

fantastic result, lamberts a legend, now lets aim for playoffs
fantastic result, lamberts a legend, now lets aim for playoffs m@tty boy

3:58pm Sun 28 Mar 10

waxrose says...

One down one more to go, Go you Reds Well done to all, worth staying up for
One down one more to go, Go you Reds Well done to all, worth staying up for waxrose

4:03pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Brian1 says...

Brilliant from the little I saw on the internt player that kept freezing (fezzer). Obviously would have prefered to be there than here... but I wonder how many tickets we could have sold if we were allowed, as there seemed to be quite a few seats free ?
Brilliant from the little I saw on the internt player that kept freezing (fezzer). Obviously would have prefered to be there than here... but I wonder how many tickets we could have sold if we were allowed, as there seemed to be quite a few seats free ? Brian1

4:03pm Sun 28 Mar 10

christian-saint says...

Well done Saints!!!!!!! Prem within 3 years - Lallana and Schneiderlin Must stay in the summer tho. Lambert surely has to be on the plane to South Africa now??!!!! Are you watching Capello???
Well done Saints!!!!!!! Prem within 3 years - Lallana and Schneiderlin Must stay in the summer tho. Lambert surely has to be on the plane to South Africa now??!!!! Are you watching Capello??? christian-saint

4:11pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Costa Baz says...

I thought Cortese and Liebherr looked VERY happy afer the game!!!!
Well done the Saints and AP.
I thought Cortese and Liebherr looked VERY happy afer the game!!!! Well done the Saints and AP. Costa Baz

4:30pm Sun 28 Mar 10

KCAJRETSOF says...

The very greatest thing about all this is that our owners now know beyond any doubt the potential that is here. This will help in terms of their forward investment. Our Manager is now elevated to legend status along with LMc!
The very greatest thing about all this is that our owners now know beyond any doubt the potential that is here. This will help in terms of their forward investment. Our Manager is now elevated to legend status along with LMc! KCAJRETSOF

4:47pm Sun 28 Mar 10

mrspongey says...

I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??
I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy?? mrspongey

4:49pm Sun 28 Mar 10

scprof says...

Fantastic result, and worth the trip. They could easily have allowed more saints fans in as half the top tier was empty in their half. Wembley can't say it was segregation as they only had a four seat gap between the fans above the royal box.
Fantastic result, and worth the trip. They could easily have allowed more saints fans in as half the top tier was empty in their half. Wembley can't say it was segregation as they only had a four seat gap between the fans above the royal box. scprof

4:49pm Sun 28 Mar 10

EELS MAN says...

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes,
Well done you reds!
Southampton is very proud indeed.
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Well done you reds! Southampton is very proud indeed. EELS MAN

4:56pm Sun 28 Mar 10

OX18 Saint says...

as a 32 year old saints fan it's hard to believe this is our first trophy in my life-time,
It's nice to shake that'76 monkey off our backs now,
Hope Bobby Stokes was watching down with pride!!!!!
as a 32 year old saints fan it's hard to believe this is our first trophy in my life-time, It's nice to shake that'76 monkey off our backs now, Hope Bobby Stokes was watching down with pride!!!!! OX18 Saint

5:00pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Linesman says...

Well done Saints!
I thought that Carlisle edged it until the penalty, but after that there was only one winner.
Well done Saints! I thought that Carlisle edged it until the penalty, but after that there was only one winner. Linesman

5:07pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Cyber-Fug says...

Excellent result ! Excellent result ! Well done for a thoroughly deserved win. Just heading back on the now.... a very happy coach :o)
Excellent result ! Excellent result ! Well done for a thoroughly deserved win. Just heading back on the now.... a very happy coach :o) Cyber-Fug

5:07pm Sun 28 Mar 10

saintsayer says...

mrspongey wrote:
I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??
Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one
I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky
[quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??[/p][/quote]Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky saintsayer

5:10pm Sun 28 Mar 10

saintsayer says...

If this gives the players the same lift as it has given the fans the play-offs are a possibility Well done to-day and for the season to date its been a fantastic roller coaster of a ride
Luvin it
If this gives the players the same lift as it has given the fans the play-offs are a possibility Well done to-day and for the season to date its been a fantastic roller coaster of a ride Luvin it saintsayer

5:12pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Norwegian Saint says...

Listening in Antigua!
Brilliant Saints!!!!
Love it!!!!
Now for the play offs.
Wooooohoooo!!!
Listening in Antigua! Brilliant Saints!!!! Love it!!!! Now for the play offs. Wooooohoooo!!! Norwegian Saint

5:19pm Sun 28 Mar 10

mrspongey says...

saintsayer wrote:
mrspongey wrote:
I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??
Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one
I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky
Thanks saintsayer....Saints fans are just the best!! If you ever need anything from down ere in Zummerzet....let me know!!!
[quote][p][bold]saintsayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??[/p][/quote]Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky[/p][/quote]Thanks saintsayer....Saints fans are just the best!! If you ever need anything from down ere in Zummerzet....let me know!!! mrspongey

5:38pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Matthew Allen says...

Just got home, well done Saints what a great day coupled with a fantastic performance. Took my two girls to their first football match and they loved it.
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Very proud of all the supporters, it was a sea of red and white today.
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Lets march on and see if we can just nip into the play off spots now, a couple of results went our way yesterday.
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How good does it feel to me a Saints supporter?!
Just got home, well done Saints what a great day coupled with a fantastic performance. Took my two girls to their first football match and they loved it. . Very proud of all the supporters, it was a sea of red and white today. . Lets march on and see if we can just nip into the play off spots now, a couple of results went our way yesterday. . How good does it feel to me a Saints supporter?! Matthew Allen

5:43pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Matthew Allen says...

mrspongey wrote:
saintsayer wrote:
mrspongey wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??
Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky
Thanks saintsayer....Saints fans are just the best!! If you ever need anything from down ere in Zummerzet....let me know!!!
Can you send us some of that lovely clotted cream and scones please !!
.
Lived in Exmouth for 4 years and lived on the stuff, luckly the pounds have dropped of now we are up in London..
[quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??[/p][/quote]Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky[/p][/quote]Thanks saintsayer....Saints fans are just the best!! If you ever need anything from down ere in Zummerzet....let me know!!![/p][/quote]Can you send us some of that lovely clotted cream and scones please !! . Lived in Exmouth for 4 years and lived on the stuff, luckly the pounds have dropped of now we are up in London.. Matthew Allen

6:03pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Gladbachsaint says...

Just finished watching here in Cyprus. Gutted that i had to fly home yesterday and missed the trip to Wembley but this is one for the loyal supporters who have had so much to put up with for so long. Its not so bad living away and not being there when things are so tough but this is great - 32 years and finally i can celebrate a trophy.
Just finished watching here in Cyprus. Gutted that i had to fly home yesterday and missed the trip to Wembley but this is one for the loyal supporters who have had so much to put up with for so long. Its not so bad living away and not being there when things are so tough but this is great - 32 years and finally i can celebrate a trophy. Gladbachsaint

6:09pm Sun 28 Mar 10

mrspongey says...

Matthew Allen wrote:
mrspongey wrote:
saintsayer wrote:
mrspongey wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??
Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky
Thanks saintsayer....Saints fans are just the best!! If you ever need anything from down ere in Zummerzet....let me know!!!
Can you send us some of that lovely clotted cream and scones please !!
.
Lived in Exmouth for 4 years and lived on the stuff, luckly the pounds have dropped of now we are up in London..
text me your address and i'll send you some up!
[quote][p][bold]Matthew Allen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??[/p][/quote]Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky[/p][/quote]Thanks saintsayer....Saints fans are just the best!! If you ever need anything from down ere in Zummerzet....let me know!!![/p][/quote]Can you send us some of that lovely clotted cream and scones please !! . Lived in Exmouth for 4 years and lived on the stuff, luckly the pounds have dropped of now we are up in London..[/p][/quote]text me your address and i'll send you some up! mrspongey

6:12pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Scruffygirl94 says...

What a fantastic day ...fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see Markus beaming away ! The sun was shining and there was a warm glow everywhere ! Well done Pardew ..you made a lot of Saints extremely proud ! Now let's get to the playoffs ( I have a sneaky feeling we can do it now ! )
What a fantastic day ...fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see Markus beaming away ! The sun was shining and there was a warm glow everywhere ! Well done Pardew ..you made a lot of Saints extremely proud ! Now let's get to the playoffs ( I have a sneaky feeling we can do it now ! ) Scruffygirl94

6:13pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Scruffygirl94 says...

What a fantastic day ...fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see Markus beaming away ! The sun was shining and there was a warm glow everywhere ! Well done Pardew ..you made a lot of Saints extremely proud ! Now let's get to the playoffs ( I have a sneaky feeling we can do it now ! )
What a fantastic day ...fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see Markus beaming away ! The sun was shining and there was a warm glow everywhere ! Well done Pardew ..you made a lot of Saints extremely proud ! Now let's get to the playoffs ( I have a sneaky feeling we can do it now ! ) Scruffygirl94

6:45pm Sun 28 Mar 10

cjm1966 says...

JUST LIKE TO THANK ALL THE SAINTS FOR A GREAT DAY. HAD TO WHATCH IT ON SKY BUT WAS STILL WORTH WATCHING.
IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A SAINTS FAN.
COYR!!!!
JUST LIKE TO THANK ALL THE SAINTS FOR A GREAT DAY. HAD TO WHATCH IT ON SKY BUT WAS STILL WORTH WATCHING. IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A SAINTS FAN. COYR!!!! cjm1966

6:56pm Sun 28 Mar 10

SaintL-Y says...

That was some day out!! Crowd of 74000 - Carlisle struggled to sell 20000.......ergo did Saints actually have over 50000 fans there? It looked like it from where we were sitting!! And there won't be many teams getting the opportunity to get that number of their own at Wembley! Fantastic atmosphere and singing - great introduction for all the youngsters that seemed to be there today. Liked that a lot - think we ought to make a date for 39th May ;) COYR! sw away stay (I certainly will not!)
That was some day out!! Crowd of 74000 - Carlisle struggled to sell 20000.......ergo did Saints actually have over 50000 fans there? It looked like it from where we were sitting!! And there won't be many teams getting the opportunity to get that number of their own at Wembley! Fantastic atmosphere and singing - great introduction for all the youngsters that seemed to be there today. Liked that a lot - think we ought to make a date for 39th May ;) COYR! sw away stay (I certainly will not!) SaintL-Y

6:58pm Sun 28 Mar 10

SaintL-Y says...

SaintL-Y wrote:
That was some day out!! Crowd of 74000 - Carlisle struggled to sell 20000.......ergo did Saints actually have over 50000 fans there? It looked like it from where we were sitting!! And there won't be many teams getting the opportunity to get that number of their own at Wembley! Fantastic atmosphere and singing - great introduction for all the youngsters that seemed to be there today. Liked that a lot - think we ought to make a date for 39th May ;) COYR! sw away stay (I certainly will not!)
Er that'll be 29th May, obviously...
[quote][p][bold]SaintL-Y[/bold] wrote: That was some day out!! Crowd of 74000 - Carlisle struggled to sell 20000.......ergo did Saints actually have over 50000 fans there? It looked like it from where we were sitting!! And there won't be many teams getting the opportunity to get that number of their own at Wembley! Fantastic atmosphere and singing - great introduction for all the youngsters that seemed to be there today. Liked that a lot - think we ought to make a date for 39th May ;) COYR! sw away stay (I certainly will not!)[/p][/quote]Er that'll be 29th May, obviously... SaintL-Y

7:08pm Sun 28 Mar 10

spratt says...

Great result - well done AP. And this was far from being our strongest team!!
Great result - well done AP. And this was far from being our strongest team!! spratt

7:10pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Spudsaint says...

What a great day. Just got back from taking my 9 year old son and nephew to Wembley. Perfect, even the sun came out for us. Top stuff. I genuinely believe that this team can still squeeze us up to 6th place. All to play for. I'm 44 and have seen us lose the Charity Shield, League Cup Final, ZDS Final at Wembley and the FA Cup at Cardiff, so to see us win something at last was BRILLIANT. Well done Pards, Nicola & Markus. The curse of Lowe and the rest of those scumbags well and truly lifted. I hope the tw@t was watching but I doubt it. COYR!
What a great day. Just got back from taking my 9 year old son and nephew to Wembley. Perfect, even the sun came out for us. Top stuff. I genuinely believe that this team can still squeeze us up to 6th place. All to play for. I'm 44 and have seen us lose the Charity Shield, League Cup Final, ZDS Final at Wembley and the FA Cup at Cardiff, so to see us win something at last was BRILLIANT. Well done Pards, Nicola & Markus. The curse of Lowe and the rest of those scumbags well and truly lifted. I hope the tw@t was watching but I doubt it. COYR! Spudsaint

7:16pm Sun 28 Mar 10

happysaint says...

brilliant day well done boys
brilliant day well done boys happysaint

7:26pm Sun 28 Mar 10

saintmac says...

Great win. Would like to mention Mills
who seemed very sound.
With a little luck might still make the
play offs.
COYR
Great win. Would like to mention Mills who seemed very sound. With a little luck might still make the play offs. COYR saintmac

7:36pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Chris1991 says...

No doubt about the result and no doubt for Marcus that he spent his money well.

Felt very sorry for Morgan though as he deserved to be there too.

At least there will be a next time!
No doubt about the result and no doubt for Marcus that he spent his money well. Felt very sorry for Morgan though as he deserved to be there too. At least there will be a next time! Chris1991

7:37pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Give Peas a Chance says...

Just got back. What a perfect day. Thanks to Paul, the coach driver, and to everyone else who contributed to a wonderful day out. Most of all thanks to ML NC and AP for giving us back our faith. COYR- back to Wembley for the play-off final? oh s/w is sure-next! Now I know we'll be back!!!!!!!!
Just got back. What a perfect day. Thanks to Paul, the coach driver, and to everyone else who contributed to a wonderful day out. Most of all thanks to ML NC and AP for giving us back our faith. COYR- back to Wembley for the play-off final? oh s/w is sure-next! Now I know we'll be back!!!!!!!! Give Peas a Chance

8:03pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Saint Damo says...

Just got back! What a game, I thought it flattered us a little, Waigo did so well today in my opinion, well done boys, I actually felt so emotional I could have cried...Well done on the mexican wave.. hilarious!!! You cannot beat 44,000 singing together..WOW!
Just got back! What a game, I thought it flattered us a little, Waigo did so well today in my opinion, well done boys, I actually felt so emotional I could have cried...Well done on the mexican wave.. hilarious!!! You cannot beat 44,000 singing together..WOW! Saint Damo

8:06pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Spirit of 58 says...

Jus got back from a great day out - no doubts that there is only one proper football team on the South Coast - we were near the Carlisle fans and I dont think they could believe the sea of red and white in front of them.

Great moment to see Nicola hug all the players as they recieved the trophy and medals. Shows the commitment and passion that the owners have for our great team!

COYR
Jus got back from a great day out - no doubts that there is only one proper football team on the South Coast - we were near the Carlisle fans and I dont think they could believe the sea of red and white in front of them. Great moment to see Nicola hug all the players as they recieved the trophy and medals. Shows the commitment and passion that the owners have for our great team! COYR Spirit of 58

8:31pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Glen Wiffen says...

Crikey what a day, after the awful week I had with the tickets not arriving it was great to finaly hold them at 11am this morning. I was as proud as anyone in the stadium and I thought it was a good Omen when I bumped into our last winning Manager at wembley, Mr McMenemy who shook my hand and good hard hand shake he has.

I hope that like our last trophy winning season we go on to promotion and the players are even more hungry for days like this.

Even though its a little trophy compared to the FA cup we have won it and it must push Alan Pardew further up the ladder to being one of our most succesful managers.

Thanks also to Nicola and Markus who of course have kept the heart of Southampton beating.
Crikey what a day, after the awful week I had with the tickets not arriving it was great to finaly hold them at 11am this morning. I was as proud as anyone in the stadium and I thought it was a good Omen when I bumped into our last winning Manager at wembley, Mr McMenemy who shook my hand and good hard hand shake he has. I hope that like our last trophy winning season we go on to promotion and the players are even more hungry for days like this. Even though its a little trophy compared to the FA cup we have won it and it must push Alan Pardew further up the ladder to being one of our most succesful managers. Thanks also to Nicola and Markus who of course have kept the heart of Southampton beating. Glen Wiffen

8:44pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Spirit of 58 says...

'The 10-point penalty for going into administration has left Saints off the play-off pace and they are just one spot above Carlisle - but the teams are leagues apart in every other sense'.

Never a truer word said - the Saints are coming
'The 10-point penalty for going into administration has left Saints off the play-off pace and they are just one spot above Carlisle - but the teams are leagues apart in every other sense'. Never a truer word said - the Saints are coming Spirit of 58

8:45pm Sun 28 Mar 10

EELS MAN says...

Hey,
I live off the Avenue & took a walk up the road to see the coaches come back this evening in the rain.
I didn't count them but it was really impressive to see coach after coach after coach with the badge in the front window & you guys in your shirts.
Well done to a super bunch of fans who represented us "lightweights" so well!
I bet you didn't even seee me did you? (I did wave).
Hey, I live off the Avenue & took a walk up the road to see the coaches come back this evening in the rain. I didn't count them but it was really impressive to see coach after coach after coach with the badge in the front window & you guys in your shirts. Well done to a super bunch of fans who represented us "lightweights" so well! I bet you didn't even seee me did you? (I did wave). EELS MAN

8:50pm Sun 28 Mar 10

saint t.boy says...

me and the big man have just got in from a fantastic day out. when we got going the fans sounded amazing i bet the whole of london could hear us!
great goals, for me michial antonio was MOM surely pushing puncheon for a spot.
markus and nicola looked very pleased and they saw the great support this brilliant club has.
davis-sound game good save near the end
mills-solid game
fonte and jaidi-got their head on anything dug deep and reaped the rewards
harding-solid showed a bit of pace
lallana-struggles to get in the game but was influential when he did
wotton-not his greatest outing but was put in for experience i feel
hammond- driving force of the team unsettled, challenged and chased carlisle for an age
antnio-staked his claim for a starting place pace and skill tore the LB to bits, good goal as well
papa waigo-worked the flanks well with dangerous crossing and always poaching
lambert- won almost everything in the air showed passion and nerves for the pen
GREAT PERFORMANCE BY THE LADS!!!
SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON!!!!!!!!!
me and the big man have just got in from a fantastic day out. when we got going the fans sounded amazing i bet the whole of london could hear us! great goals, for me michial antonio was MOM surely pushing puncheon for a spot. markus and nicola looked very pleased and they saw the great support this brilliant club has. davis-sound game good save near the end mills-solid game fonte and jaidi-got their head on anything dug deep and reaped the rewards harding-solid showed a bit of pace lallana-struggles to get in the game but was influential when he did wotton-not his greatest outing but was put in for experience i feel hammond- driving force of the team unsettled, challenged and chased carlisle for an age antnio-staked his claim for a starting place pace and skill tore the LB to bits, good goal as well papa waigo-worked the flanks well with dangerous crossing and always poaching lambert- won almost everything in the air showed passion and nerves for the pen GREAT PERFORMANCE BY THE LADS!!! SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON!!!!!!!!! saint t.boy

8:57pm Sun 28 Mar 10

saarflondonsaint says...

Great result and a great day out! In my opinion the result flattered us a little. Antonio was clearly MOM as he was involved in everything today, we must surely sign him in the summer? Credit to the Carlisle fans who stayed and kept singing until the end.
Great result and a great day out! In my opinion the result flattered us a little. Antonio was clearly MOM as he was involved in everything today, we must surely sign him in the summer? Credit to the Carlisle fans who stayed and kept singing until the end. saarflondonsaint

8:58pm Sun 28 Mar 10

deancoxissexy says...

I'm really looking forward to seeing Joseph Mills in the flesh on Thursday. He is sex on legs and I enjoyed seeing him topless in the dressing room. Phwoar!!!
Dan Harding and Adam Lallana are fit too and Dean Hammond is a hunk.
I'm really looking forward to seeing Joseph Mills in the flesh on Thursday. He is sex on legs and I enjoyed seeing him topless in the dressing room. Phwoar!!! Dan Harding and Adam Lallana are fit too and Dean Hammond is a hunk. deancoxissexy

9:08pm Sun 28 Mar 10

saint t.boy says...

TRANSFER RUMOUR POST
27 Mar 2010 20:40:29
Southampton
saints will sign michail antonio on a free from reading as he is out of contract at the end of the season. tribunal of approxately £250k

saints will either take up the option of buying the contract clause figure for papa waigo n'daiye from fiorentina believed to be in the region of £650k–£800k, or they will go for crawley hotshot charles admeno for £400k. pardew has had his scouts at crawley checking his progress. the boy has pace, power, athletiscm and is strong on the ball.

also pardew has a decision to make over the future of jon otsemebor and if promotion does not come this year then he will sign a 1 and–a–half–yea
r deal. if promotion is secured then pardew will launch a bid for angel rangel or a youngster on loan may be considered.

alex oxlade–chamberlain will be introduced more often next season as competetion for the cm places. he is bright, versatile, technically gifted and can shift.

if promotion is not gaines other youngsters such as garyn preen (pacy winger), callum mcnish (strong cm), aaron martin (commanding cb) and jordace holder–spooner ( powerful winger/striker).
TRANSFER RUMOUR POST 27 Mar 2010 20:40:29 Southampton saints will sign michail antonio on a free from reading as he is out of contract at the end of the season. tribunal of approxately £250k saints will either take up the option of buying the contract clause figure for papa waigo n'daiye from fiorentina believed to be in the region of £650k–£800k, or they will go for crawley hotshot charles admeno for £400k. pardew has had his scouts at crawley checking his progress. the boy has pace, power, athletiscm and is strong on the ball. also pardew has a decision to make over the future of jon otsemebor and if promotion does not come this year then he will sign a 1 and–a–half–yea r deal. if promotion is secured then pardew will launch a bid for angel rangel or a youngster on loan may be considered. alex oxlade–chamberlain will be introduced more often next season as competetion for the cm places. he is bright, versatile, technically gifted and can shift. if promotion is not gaines other youngsters such as garyn preen (pacy winger), callum mcnish (strong cm), aaron martin (commanding cb) and jordace holder–spooner ( powerful winger/striker). saint t.boy

9:12pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Portland Saint says...

Just got back with my 9 y.o. from one of the best days of my life. Hearing 44.000 fans singing "stand up if you love the saints" made my hair stand up - amazing atmosphere, great team effort and comittment from some of our second string players who gave everything today. Mills was great at LB and Harding had their speedy winger in his pocket all afternoon. Agree that Antonio was superb as was Waigo and the rest. So proud to be a Saint.
Just got back with my 9 y.o. from one of the best days of my life. Hearing 44.000 fans singing "stand up if you love the saints" made my hair stand up - amazing atmosphere, great team effort and comittment from some of our second string players who gave everything today. Mills was great at LB and Harding had their speedy winger in his pocket all afternoon. Agree that Antonio was superb as was Waigo and the rest. So proud to be a Saint. Portland Saint

9:37pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Hatman says...

Just got back on the Basingstoke Saints coach. We had a little party in a local pub and none of us can stop smiling!!
Just got back on the Basingstoke Saints coach. We had a little party in a local pub and none of us can stop smiling!! Hatman

9:41pm Sun 28 Mar 10

jonnyribbans says...

whattt aaa dayyyy
one of the best days of my life , no joke
amazinnnggg fans , quality team , quality owner , quality manager , quality chairman , pride of the south :D
whattt aaa dayyyy one of the best days of my life , no joke amazinnnggg fans , quality team , quality owner , quality manager , quality chairman , pride of the south :D jonnyribbans

9:43pm Sun 28 Mar 10

stormus troupias the 1st says...

just got back ,got my botttle of cider phoned for a curry and will watch hilights on bbc2 10.50 does it get any better than this ,also fair play to the carlisle fans who crongratulated us and shook our hands outside
just got back ,got my botttle of cider phoned for a curry and will watch hilights on bbc2 10.50 does it get any better than this ,also fair play to the carlisle fans who crongratulated us and shook our hands outside stormus troupias the 1st

9:47pm Sun 28 Mar 10

foreverasaint says...

Just got back from the game f**ckin quality day out. Super Saints

apart from British rail letting us down again what a lot of s*** couldn't even get on.

sw - none-they

COYR
Just got back from the game f**ckin quality day out. Super Saints apart from British rail letting us down again what a lot of s*** couldn't even get on. sw - none-they COYR foreverasaint

9:51pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Earl of Regents says...

Have a Heart......Saints fans....

What a Fantastic day at Wembley, winning The Johnstone's Paint Trophy 4-1.

But who has helped bring our Large 10"x6" St Georges Flag with SAINTS across it, hung at the front off block 525 back to Southampton!!!!

Please be so kind as to return it to its rightful owner.

Please can
Have a Heart......Saints fans.... What a Fantastic day at Wembley, winning The Johnstone's Paint Trophy 4-1. But who has helped bring our Large 10"x6" St Georges Flag with SAINTS across it, hung at the front off block 525 back to Southampton!!!! Please be so kind as to return it to its rightful owner. Please can Earl of Regents

9:54pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Sutton Saint says...

A great day out.... well done Saints. Deserved to win despite changes due to players being cup-tied. What would the score have been if Barnard and Puncheon had played?

I only hope that the moaners don't come out if we do not reach the play-offs because this has been a very positive season after a rocky start. A year ago we were almost doomed and were relegated, twelve months later the fans are positive and optimistic. Roll on next season and thank you Mr Liebherr.
A great day out.... well done Saints. Deserved to win despite changes due to players being cup-tied. What would the score have been if Barnard and Puncheon had played? I only hope that the moaners don't come out if we do not reach the play-offs because this has been a very positive season after a rocky start. A year ago we were almost doomed and were relegated, twelve months later the fans are positive and optimistic. Roll on next season and thank you Mr Liebherr. Sutton Saint

10:15pm Sun 28 Mar 10

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just got back happy and wet! Great day but they have got to do something about the exit strategy from the Stadium, first hour heading in one direction, the second hour getting back to where we started from in the opposite direction, 2 and half hours to do the rest, disgraceful.
You say the Railways were bad but that was predicted by myself in earlier posts. The bad points can take nothing away from the best day of my life since 1976.
Just got back happy and wet! Great day but they have got to do something about the exit strategy from the Stadium, first hour heading in one direction, the second hour getting back to where we started from in the opposite direction, 2 and half hours to do the rest, disgraceful. You say the Railways were bad but that was predicted by myself in earlier posts. The bad points can take nothing away from the best day of my life since 1976. OSPREYSAINT

10:21pm Sun 28 Mar 10

comeonyoureds says...

Just got back from the game. What a fantastic day out. Did anyone see the Saints Smurfs out and about around Wembley? Or the Power Rangers? Saints fans were just brilliant. Bring on the playoffs!!
Come on you Smurfs!!!!
Just got back from the game. What a fantastic day out. Did anyone see the Saints Smurfs out and about around Wembley? Or the Power Rangers? Saints fans were just brilliant. Bring on the playoffs!! Come on you Smurfs!!!! comeonyoureds

10:32pm Sun 28 Mar 10

slugger says...

just got back,what an ordeal !!!!!!...still, it was worth every mile,collected loadsa money and my feet hurt !!!
just got back,what an ordeal !!!!!!...still, it was worth every mile,collected loadsa money and my feet hurt !!! slugger

11:31pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Baddesley Bill says...

Awesome day (apart from the bloody trains...I'm gonna walk with Slugger n the boys next time!!!)..A great party day, and a taste of glories to come!...Kelvin solid in goal and lifts the trophy...what were you saying yesterday Tebourba....somethin
g about eating your words I believe????
Awesome day (apart from the bloody trains...I'm gonna walk with Slugger n the boys next time!!!)..A great party day, and a taste of glories to come!...Kelvin solid in goal and lifts the trophy...what were you saying yesterday Tebourba....somethin g about eating your words I believe???? Baddesley Bill

11:44pm Sun 28 Mar 10

insane saint says...

sore you and coach waved back
sore you and coach waved back insane saint

11:48pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Jesus_02 says...

just got back. dominated from start to finish.

Still this isn the end of the season.

Tell yer ma and pa to put the champagne on ice,
Were going to wembley twice,
que sera, sera
just got back. dominated from start to finish. Still this isn the end of the season. Tell yer ma and pa to put the champagne on ice, Were going to wembley twice, que sera, sera Jesus_02

11:53pm Sun 28 Mar 10

insane saint says...

brill day out my son.my dad,and grandad had a great day at wembley well done saints play off are poss lets go out and get them they are ours too have. thanks again saints you have made 4 generations of our family very happy indeed.
COYR
brill day out my son.my dad,and grandad had a great day at wembley well done saints play off are poss lets go out and get them they are ours too have. thanks again saints you have made 4 generations of our family very happy indeed. COYR insane saint

11:53pm Sun 28 Mar 10

Reality-man says...

Just got in after a 6 am start, Trains sucked but wouldn't change a second. It may only be the JP trophy but not ashamed to say I shed a tear when we lifted the trophy. Great to see Saint Marcus filming it!!! A day that will live with me forever. THANKYOU SFC
Just got in after a 6 am start, Trains sucked but wouldn't change a second. It may only be the JP trophy but not ashamed to say I shed a tear when we lifted the trophy. Great to see Saint Marcus filming it!!! A day that will live with me forever. THANKYOU SFC Reality-man

12:02am Mon 29 Mar 10

gosportsaint says...

What a fantastic weekend, brilliant result and great day out, and on top ofthat became a grandad again.
Hopefully back there again in May.
COYR
What a fantastic weekend, brilliant result and great day out, and on top ofthat became a grandad again. Hopefully back there again in May. COYR gosportsaint

12:29am Mon 29 Mar 10

SaintinCanada says...

You're a good fan Slugger, we hope you see the Canadian cash that came your way. Well done mate!
COYR!
s/w size-blue....wonder what that is???
You're a good fan Slugger, we hope you see the Canadian cash that came your way. Well done mate! COYR! s/w size-blue....wonder what that is??? SaintinCanada

12:37am Mon 29 Mar 10

SaintinCanada says...

stormus troupias the 1st wrote:
just got back ,got my botttle of cider phoned for a curry and will watch hilights on bbc2 10.50 does it get any better than this ,also fair play to the carlisle fans who crongratulated us and shook our hands outside
good sport - good sports! What a nice post......thanks
[quote][p][bold]stormus troupias the 1st[/bold] wrote: just got back ,got my botttle of cider phoned for a curry and will watch hilights on bbc2 10.50 does it get any better than this ,also fair play to the carlisle fans who crongratulated us and shook our hands outside[/p][/quote]good sport - good sports! What a nice post......thanks SaintinCanada

12:49am Mon 29 Mar 10

SaintinCanada says...

slugger wrote:
just got back,what an ordeal !!!!!!...still, it was worth every mile,collected loadsa money and my feet hurt !!!
meant to quote yer post with my last one Slugger. Again well done!!
s/w this time.....live-kind..
...nice
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: just got back,what an ordeal !!!!!!...still, it was worth every mile,collected loadsa money and my feet hurt !!![/p][/quote]meant to quote yer post with my last one Slugger. Again well done!! s/w this time.....live-kind.. ...nice SaintinCanada

3:45am Mon 29 Mar 10

Tirau Dan says...

slugger wrote:
just got back,what an ordeal !!!!!!...still, it was worth every mile,collected loadsa money and my feet hurt !!!
Homage kudos and pride Slugger. I wouldn't have got to Eastleigh on a bike. Rest up and bathe in the glory, you can give tips to the next lot of marchers.... from a nice bar with your feet up.

All the best..
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: just got back,what an ordeal !!!!!!...still, it was worth every mile,collected loadsa money and my feet hurt !!![/p][/quote]Homage kudos and pride Slugger. I wouldn't have got to Eastleigh on a bike. Rest up and bathe in the glory, you can give tips to the next lot of marchers.... from a nice bar with your feet up. All the best.. Tirau Dan

5:06am Mon 29 Mar 10

septuagenarian says...

saintsayer wrote:
mrspongey wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??
Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky
Now THAT!, is the sort of support we need, well done that man.
[quote][p][bold]saintsayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrspongey[/bold] wrote: I'm desperate to get hold of a copy of tomorrows daily echo but I live in Somerset. Does anyone know how I can get a copy??[/p][/quote]Text me an address on 07773624325 and I will send one I dont believe the SW its cell-data Spooky[/p][/quote]Now THAT!, is the sort of support we need, well done that man. septuagenarian

7:37am Mon 29 Mar 10

stmalcolm says...

We had joy, we had fun, we got 4 goals in the sun ! Rickie deserved his man-of the-match, held the ball up (Antonio's goal), knocked the ball on (Lallana's goal), crossed the ball (Papa's goal) and scored the penalty with style when we were looking a bit stage struck. A true saint. Thank you to every one at the club who has made the rags-to-riches story (or administration to cup) a reality, St Marcus for buying our little club, St Nick for kicking the team up the arse when they need it, St Alan for buying wisely, the team for knicking every ball in midfield yesterday and keeping Carlisle under pressure, and to us .... we, the supporters, were brilliant yesterday. "Stand up if you love Saints" was memorable, congrats to those who kept singing while the rest of us were choked up !
We had joy, we had fun, we got 4 goals in the sun ! Rickie deserved his man-of the-match, held the ball up (Antonio's goal), knocked the ball on (Lallana's goal), crossed the ball (Papa's goal) and scored the penalty with style when we were looking a bit stage struck. A true saint. Thank you to every one at the club who has made the rags-to-riches story (or administration to cup) a reality, St Marcus for buying our little club, St Nick for kicking the team up the arse when they need it, St Alan for buying wisely, the team for knicking every ball in midfield yesterday and keeping Carlisle under pressure, and to us .... we, the supporters, were brilliant yesterday. "Stand up if you love Saints" was memorable, congrats to those who kept singing while the rest of us were choked up ! stmalcolm

8:12am Mon 29 Mar 10

My View from the Hill says...

Just woke up, got a head like a tin of broken biscuits, doesn't look like work will happen today.

What absolute great day out, topped off with a great result, and as for the fans, well what can you say?

Brilliant Saints fans, I don't think any other team will take more fans to Wembley, 44,000? more like 50,000.

Well done to everyone.

Slugger have you counted the money yet?

If say how much did you all make?
Just woke up, got a head like a tin of broken biscuits, doesn't look like work will happen today. What absolute great day out, topped off with a great result, and as for the fans, well what can you say? Brilliant Saints fans, I don't think any other team will take more fans to Wembley, 44,000? more like 50,000. Well done to everyone. Slugger have you counted the money yet? If say how much did you all make? My View from the Hill

8:13am Mon 29 Mar 10

freeroamer says...

Just about to leave for work but so happy! What an amazing day out! Southampton till I die!
Just about to leave for work but so happy! What an amazing day out! Southampton till I die! freeroamer

8:19am Mon 29 Mar 10

Optimism rules OK says...

I was there when we were relegated from the premiership, I was there when we invaded the pitch after the dramatic escape from relegation, I was there at the playoff battle against Derby, and I was there when we were relegated to the third division - and after all that drama, winning at Wembley was a glorious moment, 44,000 fans in full force at the greatest stadium in England, our owners all smiles as Alan Pardew and the team lifts the trophy, this is a message to the footballing world, and especially a message to England, we are back, and after the years of financial problems... they were worth every single day of it for what has happened now. And i would rather have this team, in league 1, with Alan Pardew, than be in the premier league.
I was there when we were relegated from the premiership, I was there when we invaded the pitch after the dramatic escape from relegation, I was there at the playoff battle against Derby, and I was there when we were relegated to the third division - and after all that drama, winning at Wembley was a glorious moment, 44,000 fans in full force at the greatest stadium in England, our owners all smiles as Alan Pardew and the team lifts the trophy, this is a message to the footballing world, and especially a message to England, we are back, and after the years of financial problems... they were worth every single day of it for what has happened now. And i would rather have this team, in league 1, with Alan Pardew, than be in the premier league. Optimism rules OK

8:34am Mon 29 Mar 10

franiow says...

Great day, great result and the fans magnificent. Glad to see that Marcus looks no more competent with a digital camera than me. lol. I hope that both ML and NC see that we must keep Pardew and that as a team and fans we are worth their monetary support. Thanks ML and NC. Had great view right behind Steve Claridge (hope he choked on his mike), though to be fair he was complimentary to Saints on the highlights programme. Lost my coach in the melee, so apologies to them if they waited and thanks to the lovely group from Shirley who gave me a lift home. As Pardew says: this is only the beginning.
Great day, great result and the fans magnificent. Glad to see that Marcus looks no more competent with a digital camera than me. lol. I hope that both ML and NC see that we must keep Pardew and that as a team and fans we are worth their monetary support. Thanks ML and NC. Had great view right behind Steve Claridge (hope he choked on his mike), though to be fair he was complimentary to Saints on the highlights programme. Lost my coach in the melee, so apologies to them if they waited and thanks to the lovely group from Shirley who gave me a lift home. As Pardew says: this is only the beginning. franiow

9:18am Mon 29 Mar 10

Cyber-Fug says...

We were very close the directors box and ML / NC faces were an absolute picture as they came out to their seats.
I hope the hug from NC to AP was genuine as we need this belief and support from the board to the academy. Well done to slugger and gang.... a fantastic achievement.
COYR..... lets do it all again and win the playoffs.
We were very close the directors box and ML / NC faces were an absolute picture as they came out to their seats. I hope the hug from NC to AP was genuine as we need this belief and support from the board to the academy. Well done to slugger and gang.... a fantastic achievement. COYR..... lets do it all again and win the playoffs. Cyber-Fug

9:42am Mon 29 Mar 10

St.Yorkie says...

For all those who didn't go - spare a thought for those that did! Feeling a bit fragile this morning after virtually no sleep since Friday night on top of a 20-hour day yesterday.
Top day out that started for me at 2.30 on Sunday morning when noisy neighbours woke me. Went to The Green Man - just so many people there! Great venue - but a bit muddy at the end of the day.
Nothing like 51,000 thousand Saints fans in full cry (some literally). The match went quickly up to 4-0 then with the game over 30-mins awaiting the final whistle. Mexican waves at football matches when 4-0 up - what's that all about - we didn't do that at Hartlepool!There were some memorable performances, some great football - although it was called direct...lump it to Lambo!
No hint of trouble. Plenty of celebrating done before, during and after.
Highlight for me - the big screen love in between the Chairman & Pardew/Owner & Pardew.
Tired and running on adrenolin today - it means so much to us the fans to be winners. Even at this level.
Professionalism is a word banded about by Managers - but the players need to show that on Thursday night. Hopefully with the likes of Barnard, Puncheon and others back in there will be no JPT hangover. Brighton are no mugs and on a good run of late - might be a challenge to raise their game in such a poor stadium after the heights of Wembley.
Does it get any better than this?
Advantage Saints if we get to the play-off final - we've won there once this season already! I wonder if The Green Man want us back again?
For all those who didn't go - spare a thought for those that did! Feeling a bit fragile this morning after virtually no sleep since Friday night on top of a 20-hour day yesterday. Top day out that started for me at 2.30 on Sunday morning when noisy neighbours woke me. Went to The Green Man - just so many people there! Great venue - but a bit muddy at the end of the day. Nothing like 51,000 thousand Saints fans in full cry (some literally). The match went quickly up to 4-0 then with the game over 30-mins awaiting the final whistle. Mexican waves at football matches when 4-0 up - what's that all about - we didn't do that at Hartlepool!There were some memorable performances, some great football - although it was called direct...lump it to Lambo! No hint of trouble. Plenty of celebrating done before, during and after. Highlight for me - the big screen love in between the Chairman & Pardew/Owner & Pardew. Tired and running on adrenolin today - it means so much to us the fans to be winners. Even at this level. Professionalism is a word banded about by Managers - but the players need to show that on Thursday night. Hopefully with the likes of Barnard, Puncheon and others back in there will be no JPT hangover. Brighton are no mugs and on a good run of late - might be a challenge to raise their game in such a poor stadium after the heights of Wembley. Does it get any better than this? Advantage Saints if we get to the play-off final - we've won there once this season already! I wonder if The Green Man want us back again? St.Yorkie

9:55am Mon 29 Mar 10

truesaint67 says...

What an absolutely fantastic day. I shall never forget the sea of red & white. Well worth the early start. Enjoyed every moment from walking to SMS, to catch the coach, to walking back in the rain. The pride I reel in our club is beyone words. Well done boys. I saw the walkers take their seats just before the game and they looked exhausted and in pain. Again, well done boys.
What an absolutely fantastic day. I shall never forget the sea of red & white. Well worth the early start. Enjoyed every moment from walking to SMS, to catch the coach, to walking back in the rain. The pride I reel in our club is beyone words. Well done boys. I saw the walkers take their seats just before the game and they looked exhausted and in pain. Again, well done boys. truesaint67

9:59am Mon 29 Mar 10

Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says...

Mrs Grytpype-Thynne had lovely time at Wembley yesterday and she thought that the whole day was jolly marvellous. Once we were home she insisted we open a bottle of champagne to celebrate a most successful outcome. As for me I thought Carlisle won the midfield and played some nice football at times but they had very little in defence or in attack. The whole Saints team played well and I would be hard pushed to pick out any one for special praise. Having said that I thought Harding played exceptionally well out of position at right back and Antonio worked hard all afternoon. Southampton's goal machine was shattered by the middle of the second half which was not helped by a soft pitch with longer grass than we usually have at St Mary's. Lallana took a while to get into the game but he could have had a hat trick. I was really sorry that Spiderman was not fit as the game was made for a player of his talent with all that space.
The players did what was required but a special well done has to go to Alan Pardew who has worked wonders with the team. I know people have said that we have drawn games we should have won etc but we should not underestimate AP's achievements this season. Lastly I think we owe Marcus a big thank you for buying our club and persuading Cortese to run it. Great decisions by him and a good all round performance on the pitch. Now let us hope that by some miracle we get to the play offs so that next season we can give our fishy friends a really good spanking home and away. That is assumimg they still exist by then.
Mrs Grytpype-Thynne had lovely time at Wembley yesterday and she thought that the whole day was jolly marvellous. Once we were home she insisted we open a bottle of champagne to celebrate a most successful outcome. As for me I thought Carlisle won the midfield and played some nice football at times but they had very little in defence or in attack. The whole Saints team played well and I would be hard pushed to pick out any one for special praise. Having said that I thought Harding played exceptionally well out of position at right back and Antonio worked hard all afternoon. Southampton's goal machine was shattered by the middle of the second half which was not helped by a soft pitch with longer grass than we usually have at St Mary's. Lallana took a while to get into the game but he could have had a hat trick. I was really sorry that Spiderman was not fit as the game was made for a player of his talent with all that space. The players did what was required but a special well done has to go to Alan Pardew who has worked wonders with the team. I know people have said that we have drawn games we should have won etc but we should not underestimate AP's achievements this season. Lastly I think we owe Marcus a big thank you for buying our club and persuading Cortese to run it. Great decisions by him and a good all round performance on the pitch. Now let us hope that by some miracle we get to the play offs so that next season we can give our fishy friends a really good spanking home and away. That is assumimg they still exist by then. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

10:00am Mon 29 Mar 10

LWsaint says...

What an amazing day.
The bloke next to me had a bet on Rickie Lambert to score 1st and Saints to win 4-1.
He won £2000 and made the last 10 minutes of the game very exciting!!!
What an amazing day. The bloke next to me had a bet on Rickie Lambert to score 1st and Saints to win 4-1. He won £2000 and made the last 10 minutes of the game very exciting!!! LWsaint

10:14am Mon 29 Mar 10

Tye-Dye says...

Simply unforgettable day, amazing range of emotions inside the stadium, fantastic display from the side and the fans, I think we were all drained by the 80th min, far too many mexican waves in the upper tiers :)) then the tear spilling trophy lifting, I can die a happy man now knowing I watched Saints win at Wembley with my son by my side, just dont get any better than that! Massive respect to the Echo walkers, hero's all of you, hopefully what happened helped the aches and pains? Fantastic Saints, right now lets get into the P/O's, cant wait till the next trip up there ;) COYS!!!
Simply unforgettable day, amazing range of emotions inside the stadium, fantastic display from the side and the fans, I think we were all drained by the 80th min, far too many mexican waves in the upper tiers :)) then the tear spilling trophy lifting, I can die a happy man now knowing I watched Saints win at Wembley with my son by my side, just dont get any better than that! Massive respect to the Echo walkers, hero's all of you, hopefully what happened helped the aches and pains? Fantastic Saints, right now lets get into the P/O's, cant wait till the next trip up there ;) COYS!!! Tye-Dye

10:26am Mon 29 Mar 10

Totton Ric says...

LWsaint wrote:
What an amazing day. The bloke next to me had a bet on Rickie Lambert to score 1st and Saints to win 4-1. He won £2000 and made the last 10 minutes of the game very exciting!!!
Think I was near him as he was the only Saints Fan to cheer when Carlisle scored,block 536 Row 25 !
[quote][p][bold]LWsaint[/bold] wrote: What an amazing day. The bloke next to me had a bet on Rickie Lambert to score 1st and Saints to win 4-1. He won £2000 and made the last 10 minutes of the game very exciting!!![/p][/quote]Think I was near him as he was the only Saints Fan to cheer when Carlisle scored,block 536 Row 25 ! Totton Ric

10:29am Mon 29 Mar 10

LWsaint says...

Totton Ric wrote:
LWsaint wrote: What an amazing day. The bloke next to me had a bet on Rickie Lambert to score 1st and Saints to win 4-1. He won £2000 and made the last 10 minutes of the game very exciting!!!
Think I was near him as he was the only Saints Fan to cheer when Carlisle scored,block 536 Row 25 !
No we were in Black 552 row 7.
[quote][p][bold]Totton Ric[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LWsaint[/bold] wrote: What an amazing day. The bloke next to me had a bet on Rickie Lambert to score 1st and Saints to win 4-1. He won £2000 and made the last 10 minutes of the game very exciting!!![/p][/quote]Think I was near him as he was the only Saints Fan to cheer when Carlisle scored,block 536 Row 25 ![/p][/quote]No we were in Black 552 row 7. LWsaint

10:32am Mon 29 Mar 10

miltonarchers says...

Read this.
http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
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Read this. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-1260144/MA RTIN-SAMUEL-Alan-Par dew-proper-Saint-lit tle-monster-Cortese. html miltonarchers

10:32am Mon 29 Mar 10

rossofficial says...

thanks for a great day out!! loved the result, well done to all the players and support and of course alan pardew! this was the best day ever! the only thing that was shocking was the awful hotdogs which were £5!! and all the other food was and drinks was shocking prices!apart from that ace day out!

did anyone else have a rubber hot dog?
thanks for a great day out!! loved the result, well done to all the players and support and of course alan pardew! this was the best day ever! the only thing that was shocking was the awful hotdogs which were £5!! and all the other food was and drinks was shocking prices!apart from that ace day out! did anyone else have a rubber hot dog? rossofficial

10:48am Mon 29 Mar 10

Dazzler79 says...

What a game,what an atmosphere,what a team,What a day out.
A truly emotional day and an amazing performance by the boys and pards.
Still cant believe i have seen my team win a trophy.
All fans and the players,pards,staff this was for you.
COYR!!!!
What a game,what an atmosphere,what a team,What a day out. A truly emotional day and an amazing performance by the boys and pards. Still cant believe i have seen my team win a trophy. All fans and the players,pards,staff this was for you. COYR!!!! Dazzler79

11:40am Mon 29 Mar 10

thedarkhorse says...

Claridge's contributions on the highlights show were hilarious - his efforts were reminiscent of a man who goes to a lap-dancing bar only to find his youngest daughter on stage

He tried to admire the artistic merits of the performance but he clearly felt sooo dirty...
Claridge's contributions on the highlights show were hilarious - his efforts were reminiscent of a man who goes to a lap-dancing bar only to find his youngest daughter on stage He tried to admire the artistic merits of the performance but he clearly felt sooo dirty... thedarkhorse

11:44am Mon 29 Mar 10

flower49 says...

Thank you Marcus, without your help we would not still have our great club. I kept hoping one of the players was going to hand the cup to you, I'm sure if they had the fans would have lifted the roof off, thank you, thank you.
Thank you Marcus, without your help we would not still have our great club. I kept hoping one of the players was going to hand the cup to you, I'm sure if they had the fans would have lifted the roof off, thank you, thank you. flower49

12:03pm Mon 29 Mar 10

SFC1976 says...

What a day still can get my head around it all almost to good to be true thanks to everybody at the club. First time I have ever seen us win anything maybe the first of many :) COYR
What a day still can get my head around it all almost to good to be true thanks to everybody at the club. First time I have ever seen us win anything maybe the first of many :) COYR SFC1976

12:40pm Mon 29 Mar 10

emerald tree boa says...

I cannot believe we are on the front and back page of the sun!!!!That never happens.Not even the f.a cup.Jpt is REAL FOOTBALL!HA HA.The only dissapointment yesterday was the not so good reception nicola cortese got from some so called fans.He is fantastic.He just has high standards which i think is great.He is ambitious and wants the best for us.What a day.Great stadium,not so great prices for a beer and pie.8 quid,wtf!
I cannot believe we are on the front and back page of the sun!!!!That never happens.Not even the f.a cup.Jpt is REAL FOOTBALL!HA HA.The only dissapointment yesterday was the not so good reception nicola cortese got from some so called fans.He is fantastic.He just has high standards which i think is great.He is ambitious and wants the best for us.What a day.Great stadium,not so great prices for a beer and pie.8 quid,wtf! emerald tree boa

12:55pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Treble9 says...

The only trouble I saw was caused by the St Mary's stewards who decided to have a bit of handbags either amongst themselves or at someone else.....Other than that...a great day out.
The only trouble I saw was caused by the St Mary's stewards who decided to have a bit of handbags either amongst themselves or at someone else.....Other than that...a great day out. Treble9

1:25pm Mon 29 Mar 10

St Retford says...

thedarkhorse wrote:
Claridge's contributions on the highlights show were hilarious - his efforts were reminiscent of a man who goes to a lap-dancing bar only to find his youngest daughter on stage He tried to admire the artistic merits of the performance but he clearly felt sooo dirty...
Haha.

Does anyone know what Papa's t-shirt was all about after the game? I bloody love a good t-shirt related football protest (Robbie Fowler's dockers one being easily the best) so what was Papa trying to say?
[quote][p][bold]thedarkhorse[/bold] wrote: Claridge's contributions on the highlights show were hilarious - his efforts were reminiscent of a man who goes to a lap-dancing bar only to find his youngest daughter on stage He tried to admire the artistic merits of the performance but he clearly felt sooo dirty...[/p][/quote]Haha. Does anyone know what Papa's t-shirt was all about after the game? I bloody love a good t-shirt related football protest (Robbie Fowler's dockers one being easily the best) so what was Papa trying to say? St Retford

1:56pm Mon 29 Mar 10

pawnsacrifice says...

Sadly I couldn't make it to Wembley but did see the boys off at the semi.

Fantastic turn around in 12 months. This needs to be the spur to start the charge for the playoffs.

Nobody will want to meet us.
Sadly I couldn't make it to Wembley but did see the boys off at the semi. Fantastic turn around in 12 months. This needs to be the spur to start the charge for the playoffs. Nobody will want to meet us. pawnsacrifice

4:32pm Mon 29 Mar 10

CANADA-GILL says...

I want to say CONGRATS to Southampton citizens, the club and to all SAINTS fan all over the world.
I was on the echo website and also on facebook as a niece for updating for me, with each goal i became more elated, at the end of the match i was crying. Remember being in Southampton in 1976, pregnant with my first child and not being able to watch the telly in the final minutes of the game. I am so happy for you all. Can only get better COYR SW-meet-baby HAHA
I want to say CONGRATS to Southampton citizens, the club and to all SAINTS fan all over the world. I was on the echo website and also on facebook as a niece for updating for me, with each goal i became more elated, at the end of the match i was crying. Remember being in Southampton in 1976, pregnant with my first child and not being able to watch the telly in the final minutes of the game. I am so happy for you all. Can only get better COYR SW-meet-baby HAHA CANADA-GILL

4:32pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Spanishgray says...

Agreat day all round. The best bit , has to be the big hug that Cortese gives Pardew,when they had the presentation. AH. Whats the betting that Ricky Lamberts ,in the shop window of a few Prem teams in the Summer closedown. But for now,bring on the playoffs. I see that Colchester only managed a home draw.
Agreat day all round. The best bit , has to be the big hug that Cortese gives Pardew,when they had the presentation. AH. Whats the betting that Ricky Lamberts ,in the shop window of a few Prem teams in the Summer closedown. But for now,bring on the playoffs. I see that Colchester only managed a home draw. Spanishgray

4:40pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Newquay Saint says...

I heard talk in the papers of Saints wanting to increase the capacity of St Mary's. Don't know if this is true but It's relatively easy to enlarge St Marys by another 10-15,000.

But you need to go downwards, rather than up. This is what some Italian and French clubs have done, where they've had running tracks or velodromes (cycle tracks).

St Marys is unusual as it has one of the largest pitches in the league and a huge gap to the first row of seats. By lowering the level of the pitch by, say 10 metres, and making the pitch normal size, you can then extend the sweep of the stand downwards.

You could even increase the capacity by 25k if (whisper it!) you made this extended 'lower tier' a terraced paddock. Maybe this would boost the atmosphere too!!!
COYR!
I heard talk in the papers of Saints wanting to increase the capacity of St Mary's. Don't know if this is true but It's relatively easy to enlarge St Marys by another 10-15,000. But you need to go downwards, rather than up. This is what some Italian and French clubs have done, where they've had running tracks or velodromes (cycle tracks). St Marys is unusual as it has one of the largest pitches in the league and a huge gap to the first row of seats. By lowering the level of the pitch by, say 10 metres, and making the pitch normal size, you can then extend the sweep of the stand downwards. You could even increase the capacity by 25k if (whisper it!) you made this extended 'lower tier' a terraced paddock. Maybe this would boost the atmosphere too!!! COYR! Newquay Saint

5:11pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Mac the North says...

Newquay Saint wrote:
I heard talk in the papers of Saints wanting to increase the capacity of St Mary's. Don't know if this is true but It's relatively easy to enlarge St Marys by another 10-15,000. But you need to go downwards, rather than up. This is what some Italian and French clubs have done, where they've had running tracks or velodromes (cycle tracks). St Marys is unusual as it has one of the largest pitches in the league and a huge gap to the first row of seats. By lowering the level of the pitch by, say 10 metres, and making the pitch normal size, you can then extend the sweep of the stand downwards. You could even increase the capacity by 25k if (whisper it!) you made this extended 'lower tier' a terraced paddock. Maybe this would boost the atmosphere too!!! COYR!
If you lowerd the pitch by 10 meters the players would have to go down about 40 steps to get on the pitch, not a good idea, and the drainage would nearly be impossible
[quote][p][bold]Newquay Saint[/bold] wrote: I heard talk in the papers of Saints wanting to increase the capacity of St Mary's. Don't know if this is true but It's relatively easy to enlarge St Marys by another 10-15,000. But you need to go downwards, rather than up. This is what some Italian and French clubs have done, where they've had running tracks or velodromes (cycle tracks). St Marys is unusual as it has one of the largest pitches in the league and a huge gap to the first row of seats. By lowering the level of the pitch by, say 10 metres, and making the pitch normal size, you can then extend the sweep of the stand downwards. You could even increase the capacity by 25k if (whisper it!) you made this extended 'lower tier' a terraced paddock. Maybe this would boost the atmosphere too!!! COYR![/p][/quote]If you lowerd the pitch by 10 meters the players would have to go down about 40 steps to get on the pitch, not a good idea, and the drainage would nearly be impossible Mac the North

5:29pm Mon 29 Mar 10

wonder weasel says...

St Retford wrote:
thedarkhorse wrote:
Claridge's contributions on the highlights show were hilarious - his efforts were reminiscent of a man who goes to a lap-dancing bar only to find his youngest daughter on stage He tried to admire the artistic merits of the performance but he clearly felt sooo dirty...
Haha.

Does anyone know what Papa's t-shirt was all about after the game? I bloody love a good t-shirt related football protest (Robbie Fowler's dockers one being easily the best) so what was Papa trying to say?
Its about a spiritual leader Serigne Babacar more about him here

http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/5075534.stm
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thedarkhorse[/bold] wrote: Claridge's contributions on the highlights show were hilarious - his efforts were reminiscent of a man who goes to a lap-dancing bar only to find his youngest daughter on stage He tried to admire the artistic merits of the performance but he clearly felt sooo dirty...[/p][/quote]Haha. Does anyone know what Papa's t-shirt was all about after the game? I bloody love a good t-shirt related football protest (Robbie Fowler's dockers one being easily the best) so what was Papa trying to say?[/p][/quote]Its about a spiritual leader Serigne Babacar more about him here http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/5075534.stm wonder weasel

5:43pm Mon 29 Mar 10

south west saint says...

I went to wembley and there was definatly more than 44000 saints fans and it looked like there was only about 8-9 thousand carlisle fans, or was i imagining it??? What a bloody carry on getting out of the ground in a coach!!! 2 and half hours getting to the m3 turn off!!! slept in Basingstoke and came home 2day, totally dominated the game and fully deserved it, im so proud of the players, its good to be a SAINT!!
I went to wembley and there was definatly more than 44000 saints fans and it looked like there was only about 8-9 thousand carlisle fans, or was i imagining it??? What a bloody carry on getting out of the ground in a coach!!! 2 and half hours getting to the m3 turn off!!! slept in Basingstoke and came home 2day, totally dominated the game and fully deserved it, im so proud of the players, its good to be a SAINT!! south west saint

5:59pm Mon 29 Mar 10

slugger says...

was in block 123,row 1.....what a sight it was to look behind and upwards,the sea of red and white seemed endless !
was in block 123,row 1.....what a sight it was to look behind and upwards,the sea of red and white seemed endless ! slugger

6:24pm Mon 29 Mar 10

le-lister says...

in 1967 my dad and grandad(both now watchin saints in the company of saints) took me (age 9) to see them at the dell for my 1st time, they came back from 2-0 down to beat sunderland 3-2, and i was hooked!!!
'76 was wonderful! but it does feel like an awful long time ago, Watchin Matty at his best, and being there for his last goal at the dell with my own son(now a 4th generation saint) was stunning! that guy is my hero, we were at FA cup in 04,at the millenium, So Proud to be a saint, fantastic support!!!! although we got a bit duffed up at only 1-o.
Since then its not been very good at all, and i have apologised to my son for allowing him to see matty get a stunning treble against liverpool in '94 which decided his fate just the same as mine had been in '69.
But i want to say a big heartfelt thank you to ML, NC, and AP, because you haved breathed life back into our beloved saints,
yesterday was top drawer, and we are looking forward to many more!
COYS
in 1967 my dad and grandad(both now watchin saints in the company of saints) took me (age 9) to see them at the dell for my 1st time, they came back from 2-0 down to beat sunderland 3-2, and i was hooked!!! '76 was wonderful! but it does feel like an awful long time ago, Watchin Matty at his best, and being there for his last goal at the dell with my own son(now a 4th generation saint) was stunning! that guy is my hero, we were at FA cup in 04,at the millenium, So Proud to be a saint, fantastic support!!!! although we got a bit duffed up at only 1-o. Since then its not been very good at all, and i have apologised to my son for allowing him to see matty get a stunning treble against liverpool in '94 which decided his fate just the same as mine had been in '69. But i want to say a big heartfelt thank you to ML, NC, and AP, because you haved breathed life back into our beloved saints, yesterday was top drawer, and we are looking forward to many more! COYS le-lister

7:05pm Mon 29 Mar 10

gosportsaint says...

Spent most of yesterday with tears in my eyes. Can't believe how far the Saints have come in just 12 months. I honestly thought we were going to the wall 12 months ago. Then this, a fantastic day, a great result, and to cap it all, we're plastered all over the front and back pages of The Sun.
We may go onto win FA Cups and challenge for the Premier league in the future, but nothing will be as important as yesterdays Paint Pot win. It was possibly the most defining day in Saints history.
COYR
Spent most of yesterday with tears in my eyes. Can't believe how far the Saints have come in just 12 months. I honestly thought we were going to the wall 12 months ago. Then this, a fantastic day, a great result, and to cap it all, we're plastered all over the front and back pages of The Sun. We may go onto win FA Cups and challenge for the Premier league in the future, but nothing will be as important as yesterdays Paint Pot win. It was possibly the most defining day in Saints history. COYR gosportsaint

7:14pm Mon 29 Mar 10

stormus troupias the 1st says...

Mac the North wrote:
Newquay Saint wrote: I heard talk in the papers of Saints wanting to increase the capacity of St Mary's. Don't know if this is true but It's relatively easy to enlarge St Marys by another 10-15,000. But you need to go downwards, rather than up. This is what some Italian and French clubs have done, where they've had running tracks or velodromes (cycle tracks). St Marys is unusual as it has one of the largest pitches in the league and a huge gap to the first row of seats. By lowering the level of the pitch by, say 10 metres, and making the pitch normal size, you can then extend the sweep of the stand downwards. You could even increase the capacity by 25k if (whisper it!) you made this extended 'lower tier' a terraced paddock. Maybe this would boost the atmosphere too!!! COYR!
If you lowerd the pitch by 10 meters the players would have to go down about 40 steps to get on the pitch, not a good idea, and the drainage would nearly be impossible
you would also be below the water table so they would have to play in scubba gear ,would be an interesting kit though !fitting sw. boat-club
[quote][p][bold]Mac the North[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newquay Saint[/bold] wrote: I heard talk in the papers of Saints wanting to increase the capacity of St Mary's. Don't know if this is true but It's relatively easy to enlarge St Marys by another 10-15,000. But you need to go downwards, rather than up. This is what some Italian and French clubs have done, where they've had running tracks or velodromes (cycle tracks). St Marys is unusual as it has one of the largest pitches in the league and a huge gap to the first row of seats. By lowering the level of the pitch by, say 10 metres, and making the pitch normal size, you can then extend the sweep of the stand downwards. You could even increase the capacity by 25k if (whisper it!) you made this extended 'lower tier' a terraced paddock. Maybe this would boost the atmosphere too!!! COYR![/p][/quote]If you lowerd the pitch by 10 meters the players would have to go down about 40 steps to get on the pitch, not a good idea, and the drainage would nearly be impossible[/p][/quote]you would also be below the water table so they would have to play in scubba gear ,would be an interesting kit though !fitting sw. boat-club stormus troupias the 1st

7:20pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Baddesley Bill says...

Yesterday was a party....a celebration of how far we have come...and how far we can go. We have really got something going here. Whether we can pull off the miracle this season or have to wait for the next, in five years time and I seriously think we will have to invest in a bigger trophy cabinet. COYR!!!!!
Yesterday was a party....a celebration of how far we have come...and how far we can go. We have really got something going here. Whether we can pull off the miracle this season or have to wait for the next, in five years time and I seriously think we will have to invest in a bigger trophy cabinet. COYR!!!!! Baddesley Bill

7:26pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Tye-Dye says...

gosportsaint wrote:
Spent most of yesterday with tears in my eyes. Can't believe how far the Saints have come in just 12 months. I honestly thought we were going to the wall 12 months ago. Then this, a fantastic day, a great result, and to cap it all, we're plastered all over the front and back pages of The Sun. We may go onto win FA Cups and challenge for the Premier league in the future, but nothing will be as important as yesterdays Paint Pot win. It was possibly the most defining day in Saints history. COYR
Totally agree gossie, I was emotional coming out of Wembley park station and looking down Wembley way to see a tide of red and white, then inside when the first "oh when the saints" went up just before ko, then when Lallana scored I knew we had it, then the picking up of the trophy, then the half lap of honour, all in all I was a wreck and I dont mind admitting it lol! Your last paragraph sums up how I have felt all day today, really looking forward to the undoubted good times and sucess to come, but yesterday was a huge righting of so many wrongs, and others can take the micheal at the jpt's relevance but to us it was truly the dawning of a new and very exciting era. Fantastic day, memorys, fans, team, owners, and so many tired but happy faces driving down the M3, simply unforgetable!
[quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: Spent most of yesterday with tears in my eyes. Can't believe how far the Saints have come in just 12 months. I honestly thought we were going to the wall 12 months ago. Then this, a fantastic day, a great result, and to cap it all, we're plastered all over the front and back pages of The Sun. We may go onto win FA Cups and challenge for the Premier league in the future, but nothing will be as important as yesterdays Paint Pot win. It was possibly the most defining day in Saints history. COYR[/p][/quote]Totally agree gossie, I was emotional coming out of Wembley park station and looking down Wembley way to see a tide of red and white, then inside when the first "oh when the saints" went up just before ko, then when Lallana scored I knew we had it, then the picking up of the trophy, then the half lap of honour, all in all I was a wreck and I dont mind admitting it lol! Your last paragraph sums up how I have felt all day today, really looking forward to the undoubted good times and sucess to come, but yesterday was a huge righting of so many wrongs, and others can take the micheal at the jpt's relevance but to us it was truly the dawning of a new and very exciting era. Fantastic day, memorys, fans, team, owners, and so many tired but happy faces driving down the M3, simply unforgetable! Tye-Dye

7:38pm Mon 29 Mar 10

North Wales Saint says...

Got home 4 o'clock this afternoon. Had driven down on Saturday and stayed over in Harrow, easy ride - 5 mins- to Wembley Park and not even crowded on the way back afterwards !! What a great weekend, never seen so many happy people in one place. Have supported Saints since my five year stay in Southampton back in the sixties - now can only go to their away games in the north and midlands - have seen some interesting grounds this season!! Yesterday has to be the best. Thanks to all the saints fans (and a few from Carlisle) who I chatted to yesterday as I had travelled down on my own.
Got home 4 o'clock this afternoon. Had driven down on Saturday and stayed over in Harrow, easy ride - 5 mins- to Wembley Park and not even crowded on the way back afterwards !! What a great weekend, never seen so many happy people in one place. Have supported Saints since my five year stay in Southampton back in the sixties - now can only go to their away games in the north and midlands - have seen some interesting grounds this season!! Yesterday has to be the best. Thanks to all the saints fans (and a few from Carlisle) who I chatted to yesterday as I had travelled down on my own. North Wales Saint

11:42pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Nic on the N332 says...

Probably one of the last to comment on this thread (while it's still live). But for the record.

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Just returned home to Spain. Met a Carlisle fan on the plane tonight who conceded his team "were rubbish".

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Driving up the M3 on Sunday was brilliant. Thanks to all the fans who (perhaps couldn't get tickets but turned out and) lined the motorway bridges waving flags. A brilliant send-off to the red and white army who made the trek to Wembley. Felt really proud to be one of them.

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Watched the highlights on BBC2 last night. Made Saints look in a different league to the opposition. Sorry that I couldn't join in with the contributions during the game from Dan's "overseas platoon". Back overseas now and already making plans for my next flight back. Things are hotting up in Spain and at St Mary's.

The Saints are coming!!!!!
Probably one of the last to comment on this thread (while it's still live). But for the record. . Just returned home to Spain. Met a Carlisle fan on the plane tonight who conceded his team "were rubbish". . Driving up the M3 on Sunday was brilliant. Thanks to all the fans who (perhaps couldn't get tickets but turned out and) lined the motorway bridges waving flags. A brilliant send-off to the red and white army who made the trek to Wembley. Felt really proud to be one of them. . Watched the highlights on BBC2 last night. Made Saints look in a different league to the opposition. Sorry that I couldn't join in with the contributions during the game from Dan's "overseas platoon". Back overseas now and already making plans for my next flight back. Things are hotting up in Spain and at St Mary's. The Saints are coming!!!!! Nic on the N332

11:53pm Mon 29 Mar 10

Nic on the N332 says...

Tye-Dye wrote:
gosportsaint wrote:
Spent most of yesterday with tears in my eyes. Can't believe how far the Saints have come in just 12 months. I honestly thought we were going to the wall 12 months ago. Then this, a fantastic day, a great result, and to cap it all, we're plastered all over the front and back pages of The Sun. We may go onto win FA Cups and challenge for the Premier league in the future, but nothing will be as important as yesterdays Paint Pot win. It was possibly the most defining day in Saints history. COYR
Totally agree gossie, I was emotional coming out of Wembley park station and looking down Wembley way to see a tide of red and white, then inside when the first "oh when the saints" went up just before ko, then when Lallana scored I knew we had it, then the picking up of the trophy, then the half lap of honour, all in all I was a wreck and I dont mind admitting it lol! Your last paragraph sums up how I have felt all day today, really looking forward to the undoubted good times and sucess to come, but yesterday was a huge righting of so many wrongs, and others can take the micheal at the jpt's relevance but to us it was truly the dawning of a new and very exciting era. Fantastic day, memorys, fans, team, owners, and so many tired but happy faces driving down the M3, simply unforgetable!
I'd just like to add to this. From a business point-of-view I believe (for better or for worse) SFC hit rock bottom at the right time. There will be many other clubs (mentioning no names) that will go to the wall as mis-management meets recession fall-out. And SFC will surge through the ranks. Ceteris parabus - please keep the faith in the belief of the potential of ML/NC/AP. COYRAWA.
[quote][p][bold]Tye-Dye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: Spent most of yesterday with tears in my eyes. Can't believe how far the Saints have come in just 12 months. I honestly thought we were going to the wall 12 months ago. Then this, a fantastic day, a great result, and to cap it all, we're plastered all over the front and back pages of The Sun. We may go onto win FA Cups and challenge for the Premier league in the future, but nothing will be as important as yesterdays Paint Pot win. It was possibly the most defining day in Saints history. COYR[/p][/quote]Totally agree gossie, I was emotional coming out of Wembley park station and looking down Wembley way to see a tide of red and white, then inside when the first "oh when the saints" went up just before ko, then when Lallana scored I knew we had it, then the picking up of the trophy, then the half lap of honour, all in all I was a wreck and I dont mind admitting it lol! Your last paragraph sums up how I have felt all day today, really looking forward to the undoubted good times and sucess to come, but yesterday was a huge righting of so many wrongs, and others can take the micheal at the jpt's relevance but to us it was truly the dawning of a new and very exciting era. Fantastic day, memorys, fans, team, owners, and so many tired but happy faces driving down the M3, simply unforgetable![/p][/quote]I'd just like to add to this. From a business point-of-view I believe (for better or for worse) SFC hit rock bottom at the right time. There will be many other clubs (mentioning no names) that will go to the wall as mis-management meets recession fall-out. And SFC will surge through the ranks. Ceteris parabus - please keep the faith in the belief of the potential of ML/NC/AP. COYRAWA. Nic on the N332

12:12am Tue 30 Mar 10

under the chocolate boxes says...

here i am late on mon night still revelling in the glory of a great day out, with a great result.
i was a lucky 16 year old going to wembley in 76, memories that have always stayed with me, still got my ticket from then, and every now and then i get it out and stare at it lovingly, (despite the strange looks from the missus)
imagine how proud i feel to have taken my 14 year old boy to the game yesterday, he's been coming for about 7 or 8 years now, most of that time all he's known is relegation, frustration, even desparation.( like he had a choice!!)

like all of us he has had to put with all the dross of the last few years.
all i kept saying is Keep the faith son, keep the faith!
i remember taking him to the torquay game and getting despondent when we were seemingly losing the game, he turned to me and said 'but this is for a place at wembley' he reminded me what it means to be a saint.

he was so up for it on sunday, he spent his own fiver on a programme. he cuddled and carresed that programme throughout the whole game and on the way out after the game, he was determined not to crease it, so that it was in perfect condition to keep for all time, just like me with my 76 ticket.
went for a nice celebratory pint after the game, can you imagine how devastated he was when he mistakenly left it in the pub, (we didnt realise until we were back on the M3.
(i will try and get him a replacement but saints website seems to be out of them)
thank god we still have his ticket to keep.
however he now has his own memories of a fantastic day and i have new memories of the day that me and my boy saw saints win a cup at wembley.

Thankyou Markus
Thankyou Alan
Thankyou Rickie, Adam,Papa,Michail

and Thankyou to all of you fellow Saints fans for making me a proud old man.
here i am late on mon night still revelling in the glory of a great day out, with a great result. i was a lucky 16 year old going to wembley in 76, memories that have always stayed with me, still got my ticket from then, and every now and then i get it out and stare at it lovingly, (despite the strange looks from the missus) imagine how proud i feel to have taken my 14 year old boy to the game yesterday, he's been coming for about 7 or 8 years now, most of that time all he's known is relegation, frustration, even desparation.( like he had a choice!!) like all of us he has had to put with all the dross of the last few years. all i kept saying is Keep the faith son, keep the faith! i remember taking him to the torquay game and getting despondent when we were seemingly losing the game, he turned to me and said 'but this is for a place at wembley' he reminded me what it means to be a saint. he was so up for it on sunday, he spent his own fiver on a programme. he cuddled and carresed that programme throughout the whole game and on the way out after the game, he was determined not to crease it, so that it was in perfect condition to keep for all time, just like me with my 76 ticket. went for a nice celebratory pint after the game, can you imagine how devastated he was when he mistakenly left it in the pub, (we didnt realise until we were back on the M3. (i will try and get him a replacement but saints website seems to be out of them) thank god we still have his ticket to keep. however he now has his own memories of a fantastic day and i have new memories of the day that me and my boy saw saints win a cup at wembley. Thankyou Markus Thankyou Alan Thankyou Rickie, Adam,Papa,Michail and Thankyou to all of you fellow Saints fans for making me a proud old man. under the chocolate boxes

12:16am Tue 30 Mar 10

abbiscuits says...

absolutley brilliant!
Did anyone record the match live from sky tv, I got home in time to watch & record highlights from BBC2 (not got sky), but would like to have the live game on DVD so my Son & I can watch over & over & over......till the next Wembley visit...oh only this May then!
krandall1@tiscali.co
.uk
Ps you can order Monday's Daily Echo special by ringing them ( see subscription phone no on this website) & they'll post copies to you. Just paid for Ricky Lambert poster ones, Sat & todays issue.
absolutley brilliant! Did anyone record the match live from sky tv, I got home in time to watch & record highlights from BBC2 (not got sky), but would like to have the live game on DVD so my Son & I can watch over & over & over......till the next Wembley visit...oh only this May then! krandall1@tiscali.co .uk Ps you can order Monday's Daily Echo special by ringing them ( see subscription phone no on this website) & they'll post copies to you. Just paid for Ricky Lambert poster ones, Sat & todays issue. abbiscuits

2:38am Tue 30 Mar 10

saint in calgary says...

got absolutely hammered here yesterday.what a great start to the day.i have been getting grief from a poormpy "fan" since their so called win in the fa cup.its funny,he didnt have much to say today.well done lads,well done AP,well done slugger and the walkers but mostly well done to the fans,you sounded great and were a credit to our great city.coyr.
got absolutely hammered here yesterday.what a great start to the day.i have been getting grief from a poormpy "fan" since their so called win in the fa cup.its funny,he didnt have much to say today.well done lads,well done AP,well done slugger and the walkers but mostly well done to the fans,you sounded great and were a credit to our great city.coyr. saint in calgary

3:40am Tue 30 Mar 10

Tirau Dan says...

KCAJRETSOF wrote:
The very greatest thing about all this is that our owners now know beyond any doubt the potential that is here. This will help in terms of their forward investment. Our Manager is now elevated to legend status along with LMc!
Alan Pardew must surely be up there but let's keep the feet on the ground.

Paul Lambert took Wycombe past premiership sides to get to the semis of the FL Cup then with Colchester thrashed Norwich 7-1, took over Norwich and took them to the top of League one within 6 months and looks like winning it.

For Alan to Win a Cup at Wembley Stadium three days short of Saints Admin Anniversary is seriously amazing

Tough call but I wouldn't every single fan trade the JPT in the blink of an eye for Auto Promotion. I'm pretty sure most would choke but admit it.

Brighton next for a tick on our path to the Play offs and another Wembley Trip...
[quote][p][bold]KCAJRETSOF[/bold] wrote: The very greatest thing about all this is that our owners now know beyond any doubt the potential that is here. This will help in terms of their forward investment. Our Manager is now elevated to legend status along with LMc![/p][/quote]Alan Pardew must surely be up there but let's keep the feet on the ground. Paul Lambert took Wycombe past premiership sides to get to the semis of the FL Cup then with Colchester thrashed Norwich 7-1, took over Norwich and took them to the top of League one within 6 months and looks like winning it. For Alan to Win a Cup at Wembley Stadium three days short of Saints Admin Anniversary is seriously amazing Tough call but I wouldn't every single fan trade the JPT in the blink of an eye for Auto Promotion. I'm pretty sure most would choke but admit it. Brighton next for a tick on our path to the Play offs and another Wembley Trip... Tirau Dan

10:26am Tue 30 Mar 10

raynz says...

cmon saints 9 games to play 27 points up for grabs would be a mirale but can be done keane done it with sunderland anyway we have have done great with wat was left after that b-stard rupert destroyed us but shows what fight we got so go get them goals lads 5 home games and 4 away kick ****
cmon saints 9 games to play 27 points up for grabs would be a mirale but can be done keane done it with sunderland anyway we have have done great with wat was left after that b-stard rupert destroyed us but shows what fight we got so go get them goals lads 5 home games and 4 away kick **** raynz

2:58pm Tue 30 Mar 10

AdmiralDB says...

under the chocolate boxes wrote:
here i am late on mon night still revelling in the glory of a great day out, with a great result.
i was a lucky 16 year old going to wembley in 76, memories that have always stayed with me, still got my ticket from then, and every now and then i get it out and stare at it lovingly, (despite the strange looks from the missus)
imagine how proud i feel to have taken my 14 year old boy to the game yesterday, he's been coming for about 7 or 8 years now, most of that time all he's known is relegation, frustration, even desparation.( like he had a choice!!)

like all of us he has had to put with all the dross of the last few years.
all i kept saying is Keep the faith son, keep the faith!
i remember taking him to the torquay game and getting despondent when we were seemingly losing the game, he turned to me and said 'but this is for a place at wembley' he reminded me what it means to be a saint.

he was so up for it on sunday, he spent his own fiver on a programme. he cuddled and carresed that programme throughout the whole game and on the way out after the game, he was determined not to crease it, so that it was in perfect condition to keep for all time, just like me with my 76 ticket.
went for a nice celebratory pint after the game, can you imagine how devastated he was when he mistakenly left it in the pub, (we didnt realise until we were back on the M3.
(i will try and get him a replacement but saints website seems to be out of them)
thank god we still have his ticket to keep.
however he now has his own memories of a fantastic day and i have new memories of the day that me and my boy saw saints win a cup at wembley.

Thankyou Markus
Thankyou Alan
Thankyou Rickie, Adam,Papa,Michail

and Thankyou to all of you fellow Saints fans for making me a proud old man.
Call Wembley on 0844 980 8001 as they probably have some programmes left over. I will also try and source one for you from one of the press officers I know there.
[quote][p][bold]under the chocolate boxes[/bold] wrote: here i am late on mon night still revelling in the glory of a great day out, with a great result. i was a lucky 16 year old going to wembley in 76, memories that have always stayed with me, still got my ticket from then, and every now and then i get it out and stare at it lovingly, (despite the strange looks from the missus) imagine how proud i feel to have taken my 14 year old boy to the game yesterday, he's been coming for about 7 or 8 years now, most of that time all he's known is relegation, frustration, even desparation.( like he had a choice!!) like all of us he has had to put with all the dross of the last few years. all i kept saying is Keep the faith son, keep the faith! i remember taking him to the torquay game and getting despondent when we were seemingly losing the game, he turned to me and said 'but this is for a place at wembley' he reminded me what it means to be a saint. he was so up for it on sunday, he spent his own fiver on a programme. he cuddled and carresed that programme throughout the whole game and on the way out after the game, he was determined not to crease it, so that it was in perfect condition to keep for all time, just like me with my 76 ticket. went for a nice celebratory pint after the game, can you imagine how devastated he was when he mistakenly left it in the pub, (we didnt realise until we were back on the M3. (i will try and get him a replacement but saints website seems to be out of them) thank god we still have his ticket to keep. however he now has his own memories of a fantastic day and i have new memories of the day that me and my boy saw saints win a cup at wembley. Thankyou Markus Thankyou Alan Thankyou Rickie, Adam,Papa,Michail and Thankyou to all of you fellow Saints fans for making me a proud old man.[/p][/quote]Call Wembley on 0844 980 8001 as they probably have some programmes left over. I will also try and source one for you from one of the press officers I know there. AdmiralDB

10:12pm Tue 30 Mar 10

under the chocolate boxes says...

to AdmiralDB
sorry to respond so late only just got in from work
thanks for the heads up re the wembley no, i will give them a ring tomorrow
to AdmiralDB sorry to respond so late only just got in from work thanks for the heads up re the wembley no, i will give them a ring tomorrow under the chocolate boxes

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