Who do you rate as Southampton's best ever January signing?

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WHO is the best ever January transfer window signing by Saints ?

And which player is the biggest mid-season flop at St. Mary’s.

The January transfer window began 10 years ago, in 2003, with £2.5m David Prutton the club’s first big January window arrival.

Other successes, or big name signings, have since included the likes of Marek Saganowski, Jose Fonte, Jason Puncheon, Jamie Redknapp and Nigel Quashie.

But what about those that have failed to set St Mary’s alight?

The likes of Lee Molyneux, Federico Arias and Callum Davenport.

Let us know your selections as Saints’ best and worst January window signings in the comment section below...

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4:25pm Tue 8 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says...

Gotta be Jose or Punch lets be honest the rest have been pretty awful over the years
Gotta be Jose or Punch lets be honest the rest have been pretty awful over the years SO50 Saint
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4:28pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

Hopefully the next one, whoever that is
Hopefully the next one, whoever that is Outside of the Box
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4:33pm Tue 8 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Both Redknapps were $hite.
Both Redknapps were $hite. mack chinnon
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4:39pm Tue 8 Jan 13

billythesaint says...

This article shows we've basically never signed a really really decent player in January! Time to amend that one. I am a fan of Puncheon though, he's been good this season. Prutton deserves some special mention for his 10 game ban. That was quite unique.
This article shows we've basically never signed a really really decent player in January! Time to amend that one. I am a fan of Puncheon though, he's been good this season. Prutton deserves some special mention for his 10 game ban. That was quite unique. billythesaint
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4:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

mushrooms says...

Wikipedia say Neil Ruddock signed in February, close enough, how we could do with a similar signing now.
Wikipedia say Neil Ruddock signed in February, close enough, how we could do with a similar signing now. mushrooms
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4:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

kent141 says...

Colin the car park attendant last January stands out....a close second is Quashie..
Colin the car park attendant last January stands out....a close second is Quashie.. kent141
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4:59pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Red'N'WhiteSaint'09' says...

Fonte has been brilliant for us.
Billy Sharp also should have been mentioned in that article.
Fonte has been brilliant for us. Billy Sharp also should have been mentioned in that article. Red'N'WhiteSaint'09'
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4:59pm Tue 8 Jan 13

St Retford says...

Jose Fonte baby!

(Does anyone else think that song doesn't work too well now we've learnt how his name is actually meant to be pronounced?)
Jose Fonte baby! (Does anyone else think that song doesn't work too well now we've learnt how his name is actually meant to be pronounced?) St Retford
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5:17pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Little Hitler says...

Neil Shipperley!
Neil Shipperley! Little Hitler
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5:56pm Tue 8 Jan 13

FreeNelsonMantle says...

Neil shipperley
Neil shipperley FreeNelsonMantle
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5:57pm Tue 8 Jan 13

tomw1234 says...

Nigel Quashie and Jamie Redknapp were both sh*t.
Nigel Quashie and Jamie Redknapp were both sh*t. tomw1234
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6:05pm Tue 8 Jan 13

saintgodders jnr says...

Past is the past, its what we do this January that matters
Past is the past, its what we do this January that matters saintgodders jnr
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6:12pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Northam Block 40 says...

Quashie hahahahahahahaha nah Jose Fonte all day long followed by punch. Saga was quality gutted i never made the match at Wolves when he took them apart!!
Quashie hahahahahahahaha nah Jose Fonte all day long followed by punch. Saga was quality gutted i never made the match at Wolves when he took them apart!! Northam Block 40
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6:17pm Tue 8 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Not a player a fan, big fan..born in January so I am the best singeing, burn me ****, sig-ning or even signing..my missus is a Manc but she supports the Saints..try that!..

...first game for her was Saints v Blades the Dell 1997...gagging for it, enough about them..and her..Marston's brown and mild..sausage, peas and mashed potatoes..Pub was end of Robert's road and Shirley high st..next to Wedderburn's...anyon
e???
Not a player a fan, big fan..born in January so I am the best singeing, burn me ****, sig-ning or even signing..my missus is a Manc but she supports the Saints..try that!.. ...first game for her was Saints v Blades the Dell 1997...gagging for it, enough about them..and her..Marston's brown and mild..sausage, peas and mashed potatoes..Pub was end of Robert's road and Shirley high st..next to Wedderburn's...anyon e??? warrens 76
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6:54pm Tue 8 Jan 13

skin2000 says...

Graham Lovett or Lew Chatterley
Graham Lovett or Lew Chatterley skin2000
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7:18pm Tue 8 Jan 13

slugger says...

Not a lot on that list tbh ....... Fonte is the pick of the bunch for me .
Not a lot on that list tbh ....... Fonte is the pick of the bunch for me . slugger
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7:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

olddellsaint says...

last Jan I ordered my new Nissan Qashqie + 2, does that count,
last Jan I ordered my new Nissan Qashqie + 2, does that count, olddellsaint
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7:57pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Ross123 says...

RONNIE EKELAND! from barcelona onloan!
RONNIE EKELAND! from barcelona onloan! Ross123
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8:17pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lambo83 says...

NA NA, NA NA NAA NAA, NAAA NAAAAA NAAA MICKY EVANS
NA NA, NA NA NAA NAA, NAAA NAAAAA NAAA MICKY EVANS lambo83
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8:35pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Little Hitler says...

Ross123 wrote:
RONNIE EKELAND! from barcelona onloan!
Wasn't a January signing!
[quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: RONNIE EKELAND! from barcelona onloan![/p][/quote]Wasn't a January signing! Little Hitler
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8:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

sammy_m says...

Best: Jose Fonte & Billy Sharp by a country mile!

Worst! Yago Falque & Dany N'Guessan shocking
Best: Jose Fonte & Billy Sharp by a country mile! Worst! Yago Falque & Dany N'Guessan shocking sammy_m
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9:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

Mickey Evans turbo sidies, kept us up on his own. Was he a Jan singing?
Mickey Evans turbo sidies, kept us up on his own. Was he a Jan singing? InCortesewetrust
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10:45pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Clemster says...

Pahars was signed around about this time of season, after being declined a work permit 16 times. Surprised noone has mentioned him
Pahars was signed around about this time of season, after being declined a work permit 16 times. Surprised noone has mentioned him Clemster
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10:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Clever Dick says...

Sign up the 2 Bradford defenders. Lot cheaper than the Italian. A goal apiece Saturday and they will have paid their fee. Only drawback I can think of is NC would probably rather be in Italy than Bradford.
Sign up the 2 Bradford defenders. Lot cheaper than the Italian. A goal apiece Saturday and they will have paid their fee. Only drawback I can think of is NC would probably rather be in Italy than Bradford. Clever Dick
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11:07pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.
We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:15pm Tue 8 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.
agreed.

The players on the pitch will be fully supported and so with the Manager for as long as he is with the Club.

Only fear is that mack chinnon does not go too Brighton or Bore-Mouth on us lol.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.[/p][/quote]agreed. The players on the pitch will be fully supported and so with the Manager for as long as he is with the Club. Only fear is that mack chinnon does not go too Brighton or Bore-Mouth on us lol. COYR RedArmy1
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11:37pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.
agreed.

The players on the pitch will be fully supported and so with the Manager for as long as he is with the Club.

Only fear is that mack chinnon does not go too Brighton or Bore-Mouth on us lol.

COYR
Mack was in the Joshua Tree with all the other Saints fans last weekend. He does not go to bore-mouth or take it up the ****!

I don't sponsor the manager anymore. NC decided to not bother with it this season. £10k lost for no good reason, not alot in the life of a prem club but every little helps. I might sponsor the skunts instead.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.[/p][/quote]agreed. The players on the pitch will be fully supported and so with the Manager for as long as he is with the Club. Only fear is that mack chinnon does not go too Brighton or Bore-Mouth on us lol. COYR[/p][/quote]Mack was in the Joshua Tree with all the other Saints fans last weekend. He does not go to bore-mouth or take it up the ****! I don't sponsor the manager anymore. NC decided to not bother with it this season. £10k lost for no good reason, not alot in the life of a prem club but every little helps. I might sponsor the skunts instead. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:44pm Tue 8 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.
agreed.

The players on the pitch will be fully supported and so with the Manager for as long as he is with the Club.

Only fear is that mack chinnon does not go too Brighton or Bore-Mouth on us lol.

COYR
Mack was in the Joshua Tree with all the other Saints fans last weekend. He does not go to bore-mouth or take it up the ****!

I don't sponsor the manager anymore. NC decided to not bother with it this season. £10k lost for no good reason, not alot in the life of a prem club but every little helps. I might sponsor the skunts instead.
Fair one !!

Where have all the other posts disappeared on this thread...?

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We go to Villa for the win. What's for sure is we mustn't lose. But we want the three points and this is the right time to go. I shall be there cheering them on as always and supporting the manager and staying to the end.[/p][/quote]agreed. The players on the pitch will be fully supported and so with the Manager for as long as he is with the Club. Only fear is that mack chinnon does not go too Brighton or Bore-Mouth on us lol. COYR[/p][/quote]Mack was in the Joshua Tree with all the other Saints fans last weekend. He does not go to bore-mouth or take it up the ****! I don't sponsor the manager anymore. NC decided to not bother with it this season. £10k lost for no good reason, not alot in the life of a prem club but every little helps. I might sponsor the skunts instead.[/p][/quote]Fair one !! Where have all the other posts disappeared on this thread...? COYR RedArmy1
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4:12am Wed 9 Jan 13

Rupert Lowe's Backside says...

Red'N'WhiteSaint'09' wrote:
Fonte has been brilliant for us. Billy Sharp also should have been mentioned in that article.
Here Here...Sharpie got us over the line and into the Prem with his goals in crucial games.

His energy gave us that impetus to keep us in the top two all season when our energy levels could have wavered, a couple of losses to lesser sides (eg Doncaster at home - Sharp banged in 2) may have deflated us and quick slide could have occured
[quote][p][bold]Red'N'WhiteSaint'09'[/bold] wrote: Fonte has been brilliant for us. Billy Sharp also should have been mentioned in that article.[/p][/quote]Here Here...Sharpie got us over the line and into the Prem with his goals in crucial games. His energy gave us that impetus to keep us in the top two all season when our energy levels could have wavered, a couple of losses to lesser sides (eg Doncaster at home - Sharp banged in 2) may have deflated us and quick slide could have occured Rupert Lowe's Backside
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4:34am Wed 9 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

SAINTS FANS ARE UNITED TOGETHER AS ONE !!

WE GO TO VILLA TO WIN.

WHEN WE GET MID-TABLE
THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
NIGEL IS OUR KING

EI EI EI O
UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO.

RED ARMY 2012-2013. WIN.
COYR
SAINTS FANS ARE UNITED TOGETHER AS ONE !! WE GO TO VILLA TO WIN. WHEN WE GET MID-TABLE THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON NIGEL IS OUR KING EI EI EI O UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO. RED ARMY 2012-2013. WIN. COYR RedArmy1
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10:33am Wed 9 Jan 13

Ross123 says...

Little Hitler wrote:
Ross123 wrote:
RONNIE EKELAND! from barcelona onloan!
Wasn't a January signing!
nice try though!!lol

cant remember that far back!

legend though
[quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ross123[/bold] wrote: RONNIE EKELAND! from barcelona onloan![/p][/quote]Wasn't a January signing![/p][/quote]nice try though!!lol cant remember that far back! legend though Ross123
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1:04pm Wed 9 Jan 13

lowe esteem says...

Stupid question really.
Stupid question really. lowe esteem
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