Lawrie McMenemy admits he was knocked back by Nicola Cortese's decision to replace Nigel Adkins with Mauricio Pochettino

Nicola Cortese

Nicola Cortese

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

SPEAKING as a manager with more than a little experience – in fact well over 1,000 games at every level from fourth division to internationals – I never get too surprised. But I have to admit that the dismissal of Nigel Adkins and the way it was conducted knocked me back.

Sir Alex, and you’ll get nobody more respected in the world of football, called it “crazy.”

Other leading figures have used words like shameful and unforgiveable.

The bookmakers as ever were ahead of the game and realised something was off when, according to one I saw on TV, bets for as much as £500 were being laid at odds of 25- 1, not only for Nigel losing his job but giving the name of the person to take over.

At his first press conference the new manager tried to evade the question about when he was first approached for the job but did admit he had been researching the team over the past weeks.

It will be helpful to him, and believe me he will need as much as he can get, but it really does look bad as those comments seem to suggest that Nigel Adkins was what I can only describe as a dead man walking.

You have to think he could even have won at Chelsea and would still have been sacked.

I thought I had heard it all when Alan Pardew was sacked three days after winning 4-0 in an away game, but this one beats it all!

I have to accept, like many of the oldies, that the game has changed dramatically.

I have talked on many occasions in this column about the influx of people from other countries, and particularly business types who obviously have no background previously in football.

They don’t try to hide this and make it quite clear they see Premier League clubs as great business opportunities and we seem to be experiencing this with our club at St Mary’s.

I say OUR club but I don’t suppose it is anymore.

I of course can compare the way the boardrooms used to be.

While there were 92 professional clubs there were very few that could match the quality and type of director that ran Southampton Football Club.

It was a collection of experienced businessmen who were working and giving other people jobs in the community, men such as George Reeder, the chairman, who had refereed a World Cup final so had more than a little football experience as well.

They looked on their roles as representing the man on the terrace.

No one can say that is the case here now.

It’s not often that the manager’s name is sung out loud and clear every game, win, lose or draw.

But that shows Nigel Adkins had won over St Mary’s, particularly the area which a previous chairman with great ambitions had called the lunatic fringe, but I call the loyal fringe.

You can’t kid them. They work their socks off to make enough money to support the team through thick and thin, home and away, and when they sing your name they know what they’re doing.

They will be as shocked as anyone.

All right football is a very fragile occupation and a few wins in a row can sometimes make people forget what has gone before, but I think the new man, Mr Pochettino, has got quite a task in a short time.

There are 16 games left and in that time he has to introduce whatever methods he has with the help of a completely new staff and presumably with the use of an interpreter judging by his press conference.

He did say he will be learning English as quick as he can but even Fabio Capello found it difficult when relations with his England players came into focus.

In addition, he has to prove an ability that was not too evident in his last job where his team were bottom of the league when he was sacked.

It would appear from what he has said himself that once he was sacked he had the impression there would be a job going at St Mary’s, otherwise why else would he admit he has been researching the team for the past weeks?

Also in that short time whilst he is taking English lessons there will be the relationships to be built up between first team players, particularly the experienced and hardened pros that owe Nigel Adkins so much.

Don’t forget he was the man that guided all of them into the top flight where virtually none of them had been before.

As in many manager and player relationships they may not have always have seen eye to eye.

There has not been a manager yet born who was popular with every player.

I developed a saying many years ago that you don’t have to be popular, especially when there are more players than the 11 you pick from, so that comes second to respect.

Just 16 games to learn English and gain respect in the club is hard.

It’s not like any other job where you are working 9-5 and have overtime as well if necessary.

With so many games in a short time the training sessions at this time of the season become fewer anyway.

No doubt there will be attempts to do bonding sessions, either at home or away, but, while that might look the answer on paper, I know from my own experience it often isn’t that easy.

While a player might appear to be happy to go away for a few days, even in the sunshine, it doesn’t always go down too well at home.

Most wives and families accept things like this happen, particularly pre-season, but the fact there is an emergency at the club doesn’t make the players’ life any easier with school runs and family time etc.

To get the best out of players they have to be relaxed and happy away from the club as well as in the club.

I do think – with my League Manager’s Association vice-president’s hat on – too many managers are losing their jobs much quicker now than the old days.

Admittedly the rewards are now higher and undoubtedly the contracts will be settled – not always easily but, with the help of the LMA backing, financially the manager sooner or later gets paid up.

The task then of course is to find another job and, whilst we can all say Nigel could walk into most jobs at Championship level if not Premier League, they don’t come up as often the higher up you go and it means yet another upheaval for the family.

After having a taste of the Premier League, the frustration of not being able to complete a full season will hurt.

On behalf of most of the supporters, particularly those of the loyal fringe, I will endeavour to pass on everybody’s best wishes and thanks for what he achieved whilst he was here.

I can only hope that the club holds its Premier League position because I think the chairman might now find another name will be called out during games – and unless every game is successful with three points it might not be a nice one.

For once I think the burden of expectancy of keeping the club at the highest level will not be on the shoulders of the manager but the man who appointed him.

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11:19am Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey. three halves
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11:22am Sat 19 Jan 13

aldermoorboy says...

Nigel you are excellent manager, I hope you get a better job.
Nigel you are excellent manager, I hope you get a better job. aldermoorboy
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11:24am Sat 19 Jan 13

Drunken Proletariat says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
You'll be back, Southampon FC is a calling not a choice.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]You'll be back, Southampon FC is a calling not a choice. Drunken Proletariat
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11:25am Sat 19 Jan 13

Drunken Proletariat says...

Drunken Proletariat wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
You'll be back, Southampon FC is a calling not a choice.
Southampton FC feckin iPad sorry.
[quote][p][bold]Drunken Proletariat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]You'll be back, Southampon FC is a calling not a choice.[/p][/quote]Southampton FC feckin iPad sorry. Drunken Proletariat
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11:29am Sat 19 Jan 13

mbetts says...

Totally agree with this piece, Cortese has put the pressure 100% on his own shoulders
Totally agree with this piece, Cortese has put the pressure 100% on his own shoulders mbetts
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11:30am Sat 19 Jan 13

insane saint says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff insane saint
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11:32am Sat 19 Jan 13

Winchester Saint says...

Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job.

Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.
Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job. Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel. Winchester Saint
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11:35am Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

It's difficult to add to Big Mac's comments....he is spot on.

It's up to Cortese to make his gamble pay...and I will do all I can as a SFC fan to make it happen.
It's difficult to add to Big Mac's comments....he is spot on. It's up to Cortese to make his gamble pay...and I will do all I can as a SFC fan to make it happen. Baddesley Bill
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11:38am Sat 19 Jan 13

SFC-1982 says...

Typically written by an out of touch historian.

NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time).

Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move.

This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club.

Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative.

Our fans are so short sighted at times
Typically written by an out of touch historian. NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time). Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move. This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club. Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative. Our fans are so short sighted at times SFC-1982
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11:41am Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden.. SaintMax
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11:46am Sat 19 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
I now how you feel, to attend Monday nights game will feel as if my hand is on the handle of the knife sticking out of NIGEL'S back.
My father always use to say to me , to win any aurgument you have to be there in person. You will win nothing by staying away. You can go and shout abuse at the Chairman if things dot go to plan. Might make you feel better, but i dont suppose the little runt will take any notice. Keep it up long enough and the family might take note. Just imagine what it would be like if he ever do gain ownership of the club. THAT WOULD BE THE TIME TOO TEAR UP YOUR TICKET.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]I now how you feel, to attend Monday nights game will feel as if my hand is on the handle of the knife sticking out of NIGEL'S back. My father always use to say to me , to win any aurgument you have to be there in person. You will win nothing by staying away. You can go and shout abuse at the Chairman if things dot go to plan. Might make you feel better, but i dont suppose the little runt will take any notice. Keep it up long enough and the family might take note. Just imagine what it would be like if he ever do gain ownership of the club. THAT WOULD BE THE TIME TOO TEAR UP YOUR TICKET. hedge end bob
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11:49am Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
I can see the irony in that, OK for the short term, what are going to do after February? Follow Nigel in his next quest would be a good one.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]I can see the irony in that, OK for the short term, what are going to do after February? Follow Nigel in his next quest would be a good one. OSPREYSAINT
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11:55am Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Winchester Saint wrote:
Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job.

Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.
Geography not your strong point! Perhaps he is going to Sunderland or Newcastle?
[quote][p][bold]Winchester Saint[/bold] wrote: Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job. Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.[/p][/quote]Geography not your strong point! Perhaps he is going to Sunderland or Newcastle? OSPREYSAINT
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11:56am Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me. three halves
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11:56am Sat 19 Jan 13

brabbs99 says...

WELL SAID LAWRIE MAC ( MR SOUTHAMPTON), CORTESE( MR RINSE THE FANS)
WELL SAID LAWRIE MAC ( MR SOUTHAMPTON), CORTESE( MR RINSE THE FANS) brabbs99
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11:58am Sat 19 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/21
084754

Really good article and I believe we should just get on with it , it's now a new era!

The funny thing is that the Echo seems to have missed we have now signed a CB amongst all this!
http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/21 084754 Really good article and I believe we should just get on with it , it's now a new era! The funny thing is that the Echo seems to have missed we have now signed a CB amongst all this! Sally Hamilton Original
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11:59am Sat 19 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team! Sally Hamilton Original
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12:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

thomasupton says...

Osprey did you see on tv this morning the note Adkins left his players, just scrawled quickly on a piece of paper thanking them and saying carry on the good work and a smiley face at the bottom. Sad way to go. :-(
Osprey did you see on tv this morning the note Adkins left his players, just scrawled quickly on a piece of paper thanking them and saying carry on the good work and a smiley face at the bottom. Sad way to go. :-( thomasupton
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12:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Drunken Proletariat wrote:
Drunken Proletariat wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
You'll be back, Southampon FC is a calling not a choice.
Southampton FC feckin iPad sorry.
I don't think it is your iPad, it is this site, I have taken to watching as I type these days and letters that you type in, vanish after you have typed them in, I suspect it is down the mass of cookies and adverts that swamp the site that are something to do with it, but not being a techy sort I can't explain it.
[quote][p][bold]Drunken Proletariat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Drunken Proletariat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]You'll be back, Southampon FC is a calling not a choice.[/p][/quote]Southampton FC feckin iPad sorry.[/p][/quote]I don't think it is your iPad, it is this site, I have taken to watching as I type these days and letters that you type in, vanish after you have typed them in, I suspect it is down the mass of cookies and adverts that swamp the site that are something to do with it, but not being a techy sort I can't explain it. OSPREYSAINT
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12:02pm Sat 19 Jan 13

joenice1 says...

Really shocked.


But I will get 100% behind the team.

COYS


PS. Good Luck Nigel.
Really shocked. But I will get 100% behind the team. COYS PS. Good Luck Nigel. joenice1
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12:03pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Well, not for a little while anyway, however, if we get relegated, we may need a good gaffer to get us back up again! They said the Titanic was unsinkable, what do they know?
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Well, not for a little while anyway, however, if we get relegated, we may need a good gaffer to get us back up again! They said the Titanic was unsinkable, what do they know? OSPREYSAINT
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12:03pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't. SaintMax
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12:04pm Sat 19 Jan 13

montecristosaint says...

SFC-1982 wrote:
Typically written by an out of touch historian.

NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time).

Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move.

This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club.

Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative.

Our fans are so short sighted at times
you are spot on. it just goes to show how little is known about european football when Lawrie mac actually says the new guy had achieved nothing in football. He built a great team at Espanhol a club without financial resources promoting more than 20 into the first team and then was forced to sell the lot because of financial pressure,. He was rated to be the next Real madrid manager at one stage. This guy is the real MCKoy. Cortese would never do anything to hurt the club this has been done for the best. You cannot get top european players to coms to us unless their coaches are known and respected and Adkins sadly was an unkown quantity outside of these shores. You can bet that this was the main reason for his departure as well as doubtful decisions at times durig games. Saints mean to be a top four club and this unhappy event proves it.
[quote][p][bold]SFC-1982[/bold] wrote: Typically written by an out of touch historian. NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time). Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move. This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club. Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative. Our fans are so short sighted at times[/p][/quote]you are spot on. it just goes to show how little is known about european football when Lawrie mac actually says the new guy had achieved nothing in football. He built a great team at Espanhol a club without financial resources promoting more than 20 into the first team and then was forced to sell the lot because of financial pressure,. He was rated to be the next Real madrid manager at one stage. This guy is the real MCKoy. Cortese would never do anything to hurt the club this has been done for the best. You cannot get top european players to coms to us unless their coaches are known and respected and Adkins sadly was an unkown quantity outside of these shores. You can bet that this was the main reason for his departure as well as doubtful decisions at times durig games. Saints mean to be a top four club and this unhappy event proves it. montecristosaint
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12:05pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

thomasupton wrote:
Osprey did you see on tv this morning the note Adkins left his players, just scrawled quickly on a piece of paper thanking them and saying carry on the good work and a smiley face at the bottom. Sad way to go. :-(
Yes, I thought you were a not606.com man, good coverage of it on there. Just proves that the man is a diamond geezer!
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: Osprey did you see on tv this morning the note Adkins left his players, just scrawled quickly on a piece of paper thanking them and saying carry on the good work and a smiley face at the bottom. Sad way to go. :-([/p][/quote]Yes, I thought you were a not606.com man, good coverage of it on there. Just proves that the man is a diamond geezer! OSPREYSAINT
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12:08pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

brabbs99 wrote:
WELL SAID LAWRIE MAC ( MR SOUTHAMPTON), CORTESE( MR RINSE THE FANS)
Amusing but disrespectful, and don't shout.
[quote][p][bold]brabbs99[/bold] wrote: WELL SAID LAWRIE MAC ( MR SOUTHAMPTON), CORTESE( MR RINSE THE FANS)[/p][/quote]Amusing but disrespectful, and don't shout. OSPREYSAINT
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12:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

legod7 says...

One poster called Lawrie Mr. Southampton. OK we won the FA Cup with him as manager, but if he had been around today he would have been sacked after his first season in charge. When he took over from Ted Bates Saints were 6th in the Old First Division. By the end of the season Saints were relegated. In this day and age it is a results driven industry.
One poster called Lawrie Mr. Southampton. OK we won the FA Cup with him as manager, but if he had been around today he would have been sacked after his first season in charge. When he took over from Ted Bates Saints were 6th in the Old First Division. By the end of the season Saints were relegated. In this day and age it is a results driven industry. legod7
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12:14pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

Ponchawhodoyamacalli
t's red and very thin white striped army!
Ponchawhodoyamacalli t's red and very thin white striped army! Kamawoop
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12:15pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Wessex Warrior says...

Totally disrespectful to a decent guy.

Inexperience over experience.

Failure over success.

An Argie over an Englishman. Doesn't even speak English, FFS.

What a c**t this Cortese is.

Although Matt Le Tiss doesn't go this far, Paul Merson does. Do hope you get relegated.
Totally disrespectful to a decent guy. Inexperience over experience. Failure over success. An Argie over an Englishman. Doesn't even speak English, FFS. What a c**t this Cortese is. Although Matt Le Tiss doesn't go this far, Paul Merson does. Do hope you get relegated. Wessex Warrior
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12:17pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Well I won't be waving a stupid white hanky on Monday, I will be roaring the team on to victory wearing red and white as should ALL saints fans that are true fans. After all it is not about any one player or manager it is about the TEAM that we support. So ffing get behind the team, move on and stop **** whinging!!
Well I won't be waving a stupid white hanky on Monday, I will be roaring the team on to victory wearing red and white as should ALL saints fans that are true fans. After all it is not about any one player or manager it is about the TEAM that we support. So ffing get behind the team, move on and stop **** whinging!! Sally Hamilton Original
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12:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Hamitus Prime says...

Get over yourselves, it a cut throat business and the reality is most of the commenters here would be calling for Nigel's head if we lost a couple. Btw didn't Lawrie Mac sod of to Sunderland. He and Le Tiss are yesterday men with a grudge. Let the moaning begin lol.
Get over yourselves, it a cut throat business and the reality is most of the commenters here would be calling for Nigel's head if we lost a couple. Btw didn't Lawrie Mac sod of to Sunderland. He and Le Tiss are yesterday men with a grudge. Let the moaning begin lol. Hamitus Prime
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12:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Hamitus Prime wrote:
Get over yourselves, it a cut throat business and the reality is most of the commenters here would be calling for Nigel's head if we lost a couple. Btw didn't Lawrie Mac sod of to Sunderland. He and Le Tiss are yesterday men with a grudge. Let the moaning begin lol.
Finally someone talking sense! Too many whinging fans with short memories who probably slated Adkins when he was appointed after Pardew. The same will happen again but I believe NC knows what he is doing!
[quote][p][bold]Hamitus Prime[/bold] wrote: Get over yourselves, it a cut throat business and the reality is most of the commenters here would be calling for Nigel's head if we lost a couple. Btw didn't Lawrie Mac sod of to Sunderland. He and Le Tiss are yesterday men with a grudge. Let the moaning begin lol.[/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense! Too many whinging fans with short memories who probably slated Adkins when he was appointed after Pardew. The same will happen again but I believe NC knows what he is doing! Sally Hamilton Original
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12:34pm Sat 19 Jan 13

justaSaintsfan says...

Football is a business of opinions. Opinions by chairmen about managers and opinions by managers about players mean that ruthless decisions will occasionally be made. Lawrie should know, as he definitely made plenty of his own, ruthless decisions about players! All successful football managers do it! We should, of course, thank Nigel Adkins for a job well done, wish him well and move on. I'm sure he will be well compensated financially, no doubt much better than we fans might get if losing our jobs. He will easily get another job in the hot seat somewhere else, as he is a successful manager, whose record speaks for itself. I think his future will be a good one and that we haven't heard the last of him. Just look where Alan Pardew went after getting the sack! Good luck to Nigel. He has earned great respect and thanks from we Saints fans and his achievements will never be forgotten.
Football is a business of opinions. Opinions by chairmen about managers and opinions by managers about players mean that ruthless decisions will occasionally be made. Lawrie should know, as he definitely made plenty of his own, ruthless decisions about players! All successful football managers do it! We should, of course, thank Nigel Adkins for a job well done, wish him well and move on. I'm sure he will be well compensated financially, no doubt much better than we fans might get if losing our jobs. He will easily get another job in the hot seat somewhere else, as he is a successful manager, whose record speaks for itself. I think his future will be a good one and that we haven't heard the last of him. Just look where Alan Pardew went after getting the sack! Good luck to Nigel. He has earned great respect and thanks from we Saints fans and his achievements will never be forgotten. justaSaintsfan
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12:38pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Block 34 says...

Season tkt holders cant really boycott matches can they - and I've already bought 2 extra tkts for Monday at £39 each!
I will turn up... for the rest of this season. After that I'll see where it goes, but right now I don't feel its the same club and I'm looking for alternatives.
Season tkt holders cant really boycott matches can they - and I've already bought 2 extra tkts for Monday at £39 each! I will turn up... for the rest of this season. After that I'll see where it goes, but right now I don't feel its the same club and I'm looking for alternatives. Block 34
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12:42pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SFC-1982 says...

montecristosaint wrote:
SFC-1982 wrote:
Typically written by an out of touch historian.

NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time).

Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move.

This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club.

Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative.

Our fans are so short sighted at times
you are spot on. it just goes to show how little is known about european football when Lawrie mac actually says the new guy had achieved nothing in football. He built a great team at Espanhol a club without financial resources promoting more than 20 into the first team and then was forced to sell the lot because of financial pressure,. He was rated to be the next Real madrid manager at one stage. This guy is the real MCKoy. Cortese would never do anything to hurt the club this has been done for the best. You cannot get top european players to coms to us unless their coaches are known and respected and Adkins sadly was an unkown quantity outside of these shores. You can bet that this was the main reason for his departure as well as doubtful decisions at times durig games. Saints mean to be a top four club and this unhappy event proves it.
My biggest fear is the reaction on Monday to the news.

If any 'fans' protests at the next home game or boo clearly do not have a clue about the long term aspirations of the team they support.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC-1982[/bold] wrote: Typically written by an out of touch historian. NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time). Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move. This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club. Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative. Our fans are so short sighted at times[/p][/quote]you are spot on. it just goes to show how little is known about european football when Lawrie mac actually says the new guy had achieved nothing in football. He built a great team at Espanhol a club without financial resources promoting more than 20 into the first team and then was forced to sell the lot because of financial pressure,. He was rated to be the next Real madrid manager at one stage. This guy is the real MCKoy. Cortese would never do anything to hurt the club this has been done for the best. You cannot get top european players to coms to us unless their coaches are known and respected and Adkins sadly was an unkown quantity outside of these shores. You can bet that this was the main reason for his departure as well as doubtful decisions at times durig games. Saints mean to be a top four club and this unhappy event proves it.[/p][/quote]My biggest fear is the reaction on Monday to the news. If any 'fans' protests at the next home game or boo clearly do not have a clue about the long term aspirations of the team they support. SFC-1982
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12:47pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Block 34 wrote:
Season tkt holders cant really boycott matches can they - and I've already bought 2 extra tkts for Monday at £39 each!
I will turn up... for the rest of this season. After that I'll see where it goes, but right now I don't feel its the same club and I'm looking for alternatives.
Then you can't be a true fan if you are fickle enough to change clubs.... Jeez
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Season tkt holders cant really boycott matches can they - and I've already bought 2 extra tkts for Monday at £39 each! I will turn up... for the rest of this season. After that I'll see where it goes, but right now I don't feel its the same club and I'm looking for alternatives.[/p][/quote]Then you can't be a true fan if you are fickle enough to change clubs.... Jeez Sally Hamilton Original
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12:47pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Block 34 wrote:
Season tkt holders cant really boycott matches can they - and I've already bought 2 extra tkts for Monday at £39 each!
I will turn up... for the rest of this season. After that I'll see where it goes, but right now I don't feel its the same club and I'm looking for alternatives.
I fully understand how you feel, let us hope that fate deals us some better cards and we can move on and once more enjoy success with Southampton FC, brace yourselves for a real tough time, if you are faint hearted, now is the time to bail out.
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Season tkt holders cant really boycott matches can they - and I've already bought 2 extra tkts for Monday at £39 each! I will turn up... for the rest of this season. After that I'll see where it goes, but right now I don't feel its the same club and I'm looking for alternatives.[/p][/quote]I fully understand how you feel, let us hope that fate deals us some better cards and we can move on and once more enjoy success with Southampton FC, brace yourselves for a real tough time, if you are faint hearted, now is the time to bail out. OSPREYSAINT
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12:49pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
Totally disrespectful to a decent guy.

Inexperience over experience.

Failure over success.

An Argie over an Englishman. Doesn't even speak English, FFS.

What a c**t this Cortese is.

Although Matt Le Tiss doesn't go this far, Paul Merson does. Do hope you get relegated.
Again judgemental before the facts are there, anyone with a dodgy hairdo like MLT is sporting today on SSN is a bit hypocritical about what he thinks is a joke!
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Totally disrespectful to a decent guy. Inexperience over experience. Failure over success. An Argie over an Englishman. Doesn't even speak English, FFS. What a c**t this Cortese is. Although Matt Le Tiss doesn't go this far, Paul Merson does. Do hope you get relegated.[/p][/quote]Again judgemental before the facts are there, anyone with a dodgy hairdo like MLT is sporting today on SSN is a bit hypocritical about what he thinks is a joke! OSPREYSAINT
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12:50pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Northam Block 40 says...

Thank you so much for the memories Nige, Andy, Dean!!! Ill never forget the mkdons game when we nearly lost and you brought on Forte n we won 3 2!! Im just as angry as any other saints fan but i dont really want us to end up like the chelsea fans because that will relegate us!! Mr Pochettino has my full support because he is our manager!! Lost a lot of repect for Cortese though he could have handled this a hell of a lot better!! Wherever you go Nigel you will bring success bottom of league one to 15th in the prem. What a hero theres only one NIGEL ADKINS!!!!
Thank you so much for the memories Nige, Andy, Dean!!! Ill never forget the mkdons game when we nearly lost and you brought on Forte n we won 3 2!! Im just as angry as any other saints fan but i dont really want us to end up like the chelsea fans because that will relegate us!! Mr Pochettino has my full support because he is our manager!! Lost a lot of repect for Cortese though he could have handled this a hell of a lot better!! Wherever you go Nigel you will bring success bottom of league one to 15th in the prem. What a hero theres only one NIGEL ADKINS!!!! Northam Block 40
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12:52pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Clemster says...

Agree with a lot of what has been said on this site. I do not know NC or enough about him to comment on what sort of person he is or isn't. I do know that our turnaround from near extinction has been through alot of his decisions, albeit through someone elses money.

Would hate to think where we would be without NC and have to trust that he has made this decision for better of the club ambitions. Can not deny he is ambitious and that can only be for the club. I am gutted NA has gone, good man, good manager, but it's been done and I will be right behind new manager.

NC knows what he is doing I believe and whatever he does I will be grateful for what he has given and done for the club since those dark days in League One
Agree with a lot of what has been said on this site. I do not know NC or enough about him to comment on what sort of person he is or isn't. I do know that our turnaround from near extinction has been through alot of his decisions, albeit through someone elses money. Would hate to think where we would be without NC and have to trust that he has made this decision for better of the club ambitions. Can not deny he is ambitious and that can only be for the club. I am gutted NA has gone, good man, good manager, but it's been done and I will be right behind new manager. NC knows what he is doing I believe and whatever he does I will be grateful for what he has given and done for the club since those dark days in League One Clemster
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12:55pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!!
Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!! slugger
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12:56pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Back the team . None of US like what happened to N.A. , But its the guys in RED & WHITE we support , and Kelvin of course . This time next year we will be champions ?
Good luck Nigel you done us proud
Back the team . None of US like what happened to N.A. , But its the guys in RED & WHITE we support , and Kelvin of course . This time next year we will be champions ? Good luck Nigel you done us proud SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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1:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint says...

There is a much better, more balanced article in the Echo written by Gordon Simpson on Cortese.

It is not uncritical but at least it is a lot more balanced, and insightful than most of the Adkins/Cortese related articles published in there today.
There is a much better, more balanced article in the Echo written by Gordon Simpson on Cortese. It is not uncritical but at least it is a lot more balanced, and insightful than most of the Adkins/Cortese related articles published in there today. Thornhill Saint
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1:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Confucious says...

Did I hear that the Northam is to be renamed the Nigel Adkins Stand and that Nicola has commissioned a statue of Nige to be erected on a plinth with "Together As One" carved on it? Or was I just dreaming?
Did I hear that the Northam is to be renamed the Nigel Adkins Stand and that Nicola has commissioned a statue of Nige to be erected on a plinth with "Together As One" carved on it? Or was I just dreaming? Confucious
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1:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

saintmac says...

Well said,Sally.
Sorry to see NA go but believe he had taken us as far as he could.
NC is a business man and in todays
world there is no room for sentiment.
However,his PR skills are non existent
at times and I think now he should give one of his rare interviews to explain what is happening.
We must not become like Chelsea fans
and turn on the Club and then get relegated.This is NOT what NA would have wanted and those "fans" are
being very short sighted.
Now to the future.From what we read
MP is well respected and I have no doubt that NC canvassed a lot of opinionsbefore making this appointment.After all we know he is a shrewd business man and he has not
let us down in anyway.
Yes, this new appointment has been in the making for some time but I am certain MP has been watching us and
has a fair idea of our strengths and
weaknesses.My concern is that with
the snow he is unable to train outside
and put his ideas into practice.
So,all you doubters, I can understand
you are upset but if you are TRUE
FANS then you will continue to give
100% support to the team and
remember what Nigel said about support.
Well said,Sally. Sorry to see NA go but believe he had taken us as far as he could. NC is a business man and in todays world there is no room for sentiment. However,his PR skills are non existent at times and I think now he should give one of his rare interviews to explain what is happening. We must not become like Chelsea fans and turn on the Club and then get relegated.This is NOT what NA would have wanted and those "fans" are being very short sighted. Now to the future.From what we read MP is well respected and I have no doubt that NC canvassed a lot of opinionsbefore making this appointment.After all we know he is a shrewd business man and he has not let us down in anyway. Yes, this new appointment has been in the making for some time but I am certain MP has been watching us and has a fair idea of our strengths and weaknesses.My concern is that with the snow he is unable to train outside and put his ideas into practice. So,all you doubters, I can understand you are upset but if you are TRUE FANS then you will continue to give 100% support to the team and remember what Nigel said about support. saintmac
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1:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them. three halves
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1:04pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

No doubt Adkins will get a Championship manager job, so he'll be facing his old team next season.
No doubt Adkins will get a Championship manager job, so he'll be facing his old team next season. Lockssmart
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1:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
Of course your a Saints fan.. Skunt!
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]Of course your a Saints fan.. Skunt! SaintMark
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1:10pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint says...

An interesting article comparing Nicola Cortese to Lance Armstrong. Pro Cortese believe it or not!

http://www.southampt
on.vitalfootball.co.
uk/article.asp?a=306
026
An interesting article comparing Nicola Cortese to Lance Armstrong. Pro Cortese believe it or not! http://www.southampt on.vitalfootball.co. uk/article.asp?a=306 026 Thornhill Saint
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1:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

slugger wrote:
Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!!
What he said!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!![/p][/quote]What he said! SaintMark
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1:12pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

Get over it already... I have.
Get over it already... I have. SaintMark
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1:14pm Sat 19 Jan 13

leosaint says...

When I saw the body language between NC and NA on the balcony after the Coventry match I posted on this site that in my opinion NA days were numbered. NC just wanted what he considered to be the best man to replace him and has now found him. No problem if it were not for NC be assured we would not be anywhere close to where we are now and for that I will be forever grateful to NC for getting the late great and much missed Marcus to invest in our club. Having said that I will never ever respect NC
for his method in replacing NA as just an after thought to his new mans appointment without even a mention of the hard working loyal duo of MC and DW. Please Mr.C IF YOU HAVE AN OUNCE OF DECENCY IN YOU THANK NA AND HIS TEAM IN THE PROPER MANNER THEY DESERVE FOR WHAT THEY ACHIEVED AT SOUTHAMPTON.I will not be there on Monday but I will as always be listening to the match on Saints player in Madeira and hope I have the opportunity to join the home crowd to one last rendition of there is only one NA before we get down to the serious business of supporting our SAINTS:
When I saw the body language between NC and NA on the balcony after the Coventry match I posted on this site that in my opinion NA days were numbered. NC just wanted what he considered to be the best man to replace him and has now found him. No problem if it were not for NC be assured we would not be anywhere close to where we are now and for that I will be forever grateful to NC for getting the late great and much missed Marcus to invest in our club. Having said that I will never ever respect NC for his method in replacing NA as just an after thought to his new mans appointment without even a mention of the hard working loyal duo of MC and DW. Please Mr.C IF YOU HAVE AN OUNCE OF DECENCY IN YOU THANK NA AND HIS TEAM IN THE PROPER MANNER THEY DESERVE FOR WHAT THEY ACHIEVED AT SOUTHAMPTON.I will not be there on Monday but I will as always be listening to the match on Saints player in Madeira and hope I have the opportunity to join the home crowd to one last rendition of there is only one NA before we get down to the serious business of supporting our SAINTS: leosaint
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1:17pm Sat 19 Jan 13

dadofmy3sons says...

montecristosaint wrote:
SFC-1982 wrote:
Typically written by an out of touch historian.

NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time).

Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move.

This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club.

Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative.

Our fans are so short sighted at times
you are spot on. it just goes to show how little is known about european football when Lawrie mac actually says the new guy had achieved nothing in football. He built a great team at Espanhol a club without financial resources promoting more than 20 into the first team and then was forced to sell the lot because of financial pressure,. He was rated to be the next Real madrid manager at one stage. This guy is the real MCKoy. Cortese would never do anything to hurt the club this has been done for the best. You cannot get top european players to coms to us unless their coaches are known and respected and Adkins sadly was an unkown quantity outside of these shores. You can bet that this was the main reason for his departure as well as doubtful decisions at times durig games. Saints mean to be a top four club and this unhappy event proves it.
he has not signed any top players.
he promoted from within his youth system, same as we do!
He has not worked with experienced international players for very long as he dropped and sold most of the team he played with.
I am still going to to Monday's game and I will be supporting my team, The Saints.
BUT I am not hppy with the sacking of Nigel, same as I wasn't happy with the sacking of Pardew!
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC-1982[/bold] wrote: Typically written by an out of touch historian. NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time). Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move. This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club. Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative. Our fans are so short sighted at times[/p][/quote]you are spot on. it just goes to show how little is known about european football when Lawrie mac actually says the new guy had achieved nothing in football. He built a great team at Espanhol a club without financial resources promoting more than 20 into the first team and then was forced to sell the lot because of financial pressure,. He was rated to be the next Real madrid manager at one stage. This guy is the real MCKoy. Cortese would never do anything to hurt the club this has been done for the best. You cannot get top european players to coms to us unless their coaches are known and respected and Adkins sadly was an unkown quantity outside of these shores. You can bet that this was the main reason for his departure as well as doubtful decisions at times durig games. Saints mean to be a top four club and this unhappy event proves it.[/p][/quote]he has not signed any top players. he promoted from within his youth system, same as we do! He has not worked with experienced international players for very long as he dropped and sold most of the team he played with. I am still going to to Monday's game and I will be supporting my team, The Saints. BUT I am not hppy with the sacking of Nigel, same as I wasn't happy with the sacking of Pardew! dadofmy3sons
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1:17pm Sat 19 Jan 13

dansker says...

Sorry for Nigel--Maurico dont know nothing english fottball, a manager with a 0 track record why why why??
Sorry for Nigel--Maurico dont know nothing english fottball, a manager with a 0 track record why why why?? dansker
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1:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

Still following the team like the individuals (even realise the referenced man has been good for the club).

However, I've said this before I I'll say it again. I DON'T LIKE NICOLA CORTESE. EFFING IDIOT.
Still following the team like the individuals (even realise the referenced man has been good for the club). However, I've said this before I I'll say it again. I DON'T LIKE NICOLA CORTESE. EFFING IDIOT. Kamawoop
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1:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

1:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13
Still following the team rather than the individuals (even realise the referenced man has been good for the club).

However, I've said this before and I'll say it again:

I DON'T LIKE NICOLA CORTESE. EFFING IDIOT.
1:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13 Still following the team rather than the individuals (even realise the referenced man has been good for the club). However, I've said this before and I'll say it again: I DON'T LIKE NICOLA CORTESE. EFFING IDIOT. Kamawoop
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1:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
Good...you've no reason to bother posting here then have you... bye :O)
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]Good...you've no reason to bother posting here then have you... bye :O) Baddesley Bill
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1:24pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

I briefly did voluntary work for Saints Youth In The Community scheme.

All you hear is true. Cortese just is a total ****.

Eff off (but leave your money).
I briefly did voluntary work for Saints Youth In The Community scheme. All you hear is true. Cortese just is a total ****. Eff off (but leave your money). Kamawoop
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1:29pm Sat 19 Jan 13

NetleyNed says...

Winchester Saint wrote:
Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job.

Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.
Blackpool is in the North West!!
[quote][p][bold]Winchester Saint[/bold] wrote: Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job. Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.[/p][/quote]Blackpool is in the North West!! NetleyNed
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1:32pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

Cool. Obv. don't have a real second team, but was rooting for Blackpool when they in Premiership.
Cool. Obv. don't have a real second team, but was rooting for Blackpool when they in Premiership. Kamawoop
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1:35pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

Hope no booing for new man, but think should be more direct than 'There's only one NA...'

'Say we want Nigel Adkins, Say We want nigel Adkins...'
Hope no booing for new man, but think should be more direct than 'There's only one NA...' 'Say we want Nigel Adkins, Say We want nigel Adkins...' Kamawoop
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1:39pm Sat 19 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
even milan mandaric seems a mr nice guy compared to that nasty mr cortese.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]even milan mandaric seems a mr nice guy compared to that nasty mr cortese. CB FRY LIVES
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1:42pm Sat 19 Jan 13

St Forlife says...

Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!! St Forlife
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1:54pm Sat 19 Jan 13

romsey saint says...

Some of you ave short memories,
1, LM left Saints to go to Sunderland when the 'real' football people running us at the time wouldnt bow down to his demands.
2, LM quotes being in football from all divisions and international.... but what did he achieve?
3, NA got us promoted with what was essentially AP's team
4, Without NC there would be know team to support.
5, So far everything NC has done for our club has been with its best interests at heart.

Romsey Saint
Some of you ave short memories, 1, LM left Saints to go to Sunderland when the 'real' football people running us at the time wouldnt bow down to his demands. 2, LM quotes being in football from all divisions and international.... but what did he achieve? 3, NA got us promoted with what was essentially AP's team 4, Without NC there would be know team to support. 5, So far everything NC has done for our club has been with its best interests at heart. Romsey Saint romsey saint
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1:56pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

romsey saint wrote:
Some of you ave short memories,
1, LM left Saints to go to Sunderland when the 'real' football people running us at the time wouldnt bow down to his demands.
2, LM quotes being in football from all divisions and international.... but what did he achieve?
3, NA got us promoted with what was essentially AP's team
4, Without NC there would be know team to support.
5, So far everything NC has done for our club has been with its best interests at heart.

Romsey Saint
Excactamundo !
[quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: Some of you ave short memories, 1, LM left Saints to go to Sunderland when the 'real' football people running us at the time wouldnt bow down to his demands. 2, LM quotes being in football from all divisions and international.... but what did he achieve? 3, NA got us promoted with what was essentially AP's team 4, Without NC there would be know team to support. 5, So far everything NC has done for our club has been with its best interests at heart. Romsey Saint[/p][/quote]Excactamundo ! slugger
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2:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

mbetts says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
Oh yeah coz that's a stable alternative get a season ticket on a match by match basis
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]Oh yeah coz that's a stable alternative get a season ticket on a match by match basis mbetts
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2:16pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
[quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS SFCOLDBOY
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2:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

El Santo says...

three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
I agree. Following a club is not about winning it's about feeling a connection with the team, with the players, the manager, the chairman... it is important to know that certain things are respected and sacking NA in this way shows that Cortese doesn't give 2 sh1ts about the fans and that he is recklessly gambling our future as a club.
The gamble may work, yes, but the reputation of out club will forever be damaged.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]I agree. Following a club is not about winning it's about feeling a connection with the team, with the players, the manager, the chairman... it is important to know that certain things are respected and sacking NA in this way shows that Cortese doesn't give 2 sh1ts about the fans and that he is recklessly gambling our future as a club. The gamble may work, yes, but the reputation of out club will forever be damaged. El Santo
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2:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

buster gutt says...

three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
Oh come on!!!! Throw your toys out of the pram cos "I can't get my own way"
What is done is done move on for goodness sake" We are Saints supporters aren't we.Just get on.It may be a good decision.Who knows.We are all cut up about what has happened to Nigel but its not a bereavement life goes on...
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]Oh come on!!!! Throw your toys out of the pram cos "I can't get my own way" What is done is done move on for goodness sake" We are Saints supporters aren't we.Just get on.It may be a good decision.Who knows.We are all cut up about what has happened to Nigel but its not a bereavement life goes on... buster gutt
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2:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Tizz says...

The "Southampton Way" is defined as follows by SFC:

“The best in class both on and off the field of play.”

Sadly Friday taught us the "Southampton Way" is something else, something devoid of class.
The "Southampton Way" is defined as follows by SFC: “The best in class both on and off the field of play.” Sadly Friday taught us the "Southampton Way" is something else, something devoid of class. Tizz
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2:25pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Tizz says...

Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment. Tizz
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2:29pm Sat 19 Jan 13

El Santo says...

Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle.
In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.
[quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle. In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man. El Santo
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2:31pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

slugger wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
Some of you ave short memories,
1, LM left Saints to go to Sunderland when the 'real' football people running us at the time wouldnt bow down to his demands.
2, LM quotes being in football from all divisions and international.... but what did he achieve?
3, NA got us promoted with what was essentially AP's team
4, Without NC there would be know team to support.
5, So far everything NC has done for our club has been with its best interests at heart.

Romsey Saint
Excactamundo !
Yep.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: Some of you ave short memories, 1, LM left Saints to go to Sunderland when the 'real' football people running us at the time wouldnt bow down to his demands. 2, LM quotes being in football from all divisions and international.... but what did he achieve? 3, NA got us promoted with what was essentially AP's team 4, Without NC there would be know team to support. 5, So far everything NC has done for our club has been with its best interests at heart. Romsey Saint[/p][/quote]Excactamundo ![/p][/quote]Yep. SaintMark
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2:36pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

El Santo wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle.
In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.
New Castle?
Pardew is doing a great job?
[quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle. In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.[/p][/quote]New Castle? Pardew is doing a great job? SaintMark
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2:38pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
Good...you've no reason to bother posting here then have you... bye :O)
Im putting my point on here which is valid, if you are happy to follow the club with unwaverable loyalty no matter what you have to put up with then good for you and most fans will continue to do so but a lot of people will not agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]Good...you've no reason to bother posting here then have you... bye :O)[/p][/quote]Im putting my point on here which is valid, if you are happy to follow the club with unwaverable loyalty no matter what you have to put up with then good for you and most fans will continue to do so but a lot of people will not agree with you. three halves
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2:40pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Tizz says...

The two main issues I have with the dismissal of Adkins and the appointment of Pochettino are:-

1. Pochettino's lack of English. Anyone's who's worked overseas and knows anything about language interpretation will know what I'm talking about.

Out of interest, does anyone know of any non-English speaking manager (excluding Kenny Dalglish) who's been successful in England?

2. Player unrest. Adkins loyalists, who are probably the bulk of the senior professionals, feeling disgruntled by their gaffer's dismissal, may struggle to adapt to the new man. Pochettino will have to try to overcome this likely discontent quickly.
The two main issues I have with the dismissal of Adkins and the appointment of Pochettino are:- 1. Pochettino's lack of English. Anyone's who's worked overseas and knows anything about language interpretation will know what I'm talking about. Out of interest, does anyone know of any non-English speaking manager (excluding Kenny Dalglish) who's been successful in England? 2. Player unrest. Adkins loyalists, who are probably the bulk of the senior professionals, feeling disgruntled by their gaffer's dismissal, may struggle to adapt to the new man. Pochettino will have to try to overcome this likely discontent quickly. Tizz
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2:44pm Sat 19 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

Winchester Saint wrote:
Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job.

Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.
lancs in the north east .you need a compass
[quote][p][bold]Winchester Saint[/bold] wrote: Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job. Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.[/p][/quote]lancs in the north east .you need a compass saintkenny
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2:50pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
[quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish . slugger
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2:51pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Linesman says...

SFC-1982 wrote:
Typically written by an out of touch historian.

NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time).

Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move.

This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club.

Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative.

Our fans are so short sighted at times
"This guy is highly respected in Spain."

He was respected as a PLAYER, but has precious little experience as a MANAGER, and took Espanyol to the bottom of the league, which is why he was sacked.

Add to that, he does not speak English.

Cortese should be taking a senility test.
[quote][p][bold]SFC-1982[/bold] wrote: Typically written by an out of touch historian. NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time). Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move. This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club. Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative. Our fans are so short sighted at times[/p][/quote]"This guy is highly respected in Spain." He was respected as a PLAYER, but has precious little experience as a MANAGER, and took Espanyol to the bottom of the league, which is why he was sacked. Add to that, he does not speak English. Cortese should be taking a senility test. Linesman
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3:07pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

Winchester Saint wrote:
Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job.

Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.
Your geographical knowledge is very poor, Blackpool is in the north-west.
[quote][p][bold]Winchester Saint[/bold] wrote: Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job. Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.[/p][/quote]Your geographical knowledge is very poor, Blackpool is in the north-west. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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3:10pm Sat 19 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

terrible PR terrible disloyalty is the widespread opinion....yet what was the Chairman suppossed to do?

...a few weeks ago we looked dead and buried moreover a lot of difficult fixtures to come..so NC had to have a plan ready..

Lest we forget even for all our not losing we are not winning when we have the chance either...

NIgel is a decent human being indeed a gem in this day and age, however progress needs to be made, standing still (drawing) is still slowly going backwards.....

...NC is damned if he does and damned if he does'nt address this issue.

We should all leave well alone and suport the Saints...period.
terrible PR terrible disloyalty is the widespread opinion....yet what was the Chairman suppossed to do? ...a few weeks ago we looked dead and buried moreover a lot of difficult fixtures to come..so NC had to have a plan ready.. Lest we forget even for all our not losing we are not winning when we have the chance either... NIgel is a decent human being indeed a gem in this day and age, however progress needs to be made, standing still (drawing) is still slowly going backwards..... ...NC is damned if he does and damned if he does'nt address this issue. We should all leave well alone and suport the Saints...period. warrens 76
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3:16pm Sat 19 Jan 13

SFC-1982 says...

Linesman wrote:
SFC-1982 wrote:
Typically written by an out of touch historian.

NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time).

Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move.

This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club.

Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative.

Our fans are so short sighted at times
"This guy is highly respected in Spain."

He was respected as a PLAYER, but has precious little experience as a MANAGER, and took Espanyol to the bottom of the league, which is why he was sacked.

Add to that, he does not speak English.

Cortese should be taking a senility test.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/21
084201

Have a read and then tell me he has no experience.

All the articles i have read about him are very positive.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC-1982[/bold] wrote: Typically written by an out of touch historian. NA had come as far as he could with the club (nearly the worst start to a premiership season of all time). Sure he has done a lot for saints, but we need to be progressive and i think this is a progressive move. This guy is highly respected in Spain and will bring a level of Premiership to the club. Fans need to do some research, get behind him and stop being so negative. Our fans are so short sighted at times[/p][/quote]"This guy is highly respected in Spain." He was respected as a PLAYER, but has precious little experience as a MANAGER, and took Espanyol to the bottom of the league, which is why he was sacked. Add to that, he does not speak English. Cortese should be taking a senility test.[/p][/quote]http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/21 084201 Have a read and then tell me he has no experience. All the articles i have read about him are very positive. SFC-1982
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3:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

romsey saint says...

slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to romsey saint
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3:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Tizz says...

slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
Not in my opinion - in Cortese's opinion.

If you fire someone that's recognition that hiring them - in hindsight - was a mistake.

My point is - to those who argue Cortese doesn't make mistakes and act as if he's infallible - this is an example of a "mistake" he's made.

Let's just hope what happened yesterday wasn't a "mistake". We'll know soon enough.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]Not in my opinion - in Cortese's opinion. If you fire someone that's recognition that hiring them - in hindsight - was a mistake. My point is - to those who argue Cortese doesn't make mistakes and act as if he's infallible - this is an example of a "mistake" he's made. Let's just hope what happened yesterday wasn't a "mistake". We'll know soon enough. Tizz
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3:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13

dadofmy3sons says...

I have been pleasantly surprised and pleased with most of theposts from Pompey fans. By and large their comment have been considered and honest, as have quite a lot of other clubs fans.
Most of the abuse has been from amongst our own WUMs and idiots!
Of course some of the more vitriolic fools have continued with their stupidity, but can't blame them with some of the comments some Saints have put on their site.
I have been pleasantly surprised and pleased with most of theposts from Pompey fans. By and large their comment have been considered and honest, as have quite a lot of other clubs fans. Most of the abuse has been from amongst our own WUMs and idiots! Of course some of the more vitriolic fools have continued with their stupidity, but can't blame them with some of the comments some Saints have put on their site. dadofmy3sons
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3:27pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Kamawoop says...

I think NC has done almost everything right, but I still dislike him. He's a ****.
I think NC has done almost everything right, but I still dislike him. He's a ****. Kamawoop
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3:28pm Sat 19 Jan 13

sfc-4eva- says...

three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
I'm serious with this comment three halves.
If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]I'm serious with this comment three halves. If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks sfc-4eva-
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3:30pm Sat 19 Jan 13

st1halo says...

El Santo wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle.
In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.
Yeah? It would have been better to sack him after a string of bad results or relgation ensuring that his cv looks dire!
This was the best time for the parting of the ways. Nigel walks away with his reputation, respect and prestige all intact. Unlike Mark Hughes!

STID
[quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle. In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.[/p][/quote]Yeah? It would have been better to sack him after a string of bad results or relgation ensuring that his cv looks dire! This was the best time for the parting of the ways. Nigel walks away with his reputation, respect and prestige all intact. Unlike Mark Hughes! STID st1halo
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3:30pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Bermondsey boy says...

slugger wrote:
Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!!
Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!![/p][/quote]Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed. Bermondsey boy
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3:32pm Sat 19 Jan 13

jamcam says...

warrens 76 wrote:
terrible PR terrible disloyalty is the widespread opinion....yet what was the Chairman suppossed to do?

...a few weeks ago we looked dead and buried moreover a lot of difficult fixtures to come..so NC had to have a plan ready..

Lest we forget even for all our not losing we are not winning when we have the chance either...

NIgel is a decent human being indeed a gem in this day and age, however progress needs to be made, standing still (drawing) is still slowly going backwards.....

...NC is damned if he does and damned if he does'nt address this issue.

We should all leave well alone and suport the Saints...period.
NC should be dammed and will be if this goes t**s up,we may have looked dead and buried but we were still improving and I believe would have stayed up, Big Big gamble in my eyes.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: terrible PR terrible disloyalty is the widespread opinion....yet what was the Chairman suppossed to do? ...a few weeks ago we looked dead and buried moreover a lot of difficult fixtures to come..so NC had to have a plan ready.. Lest we forget even for all our not losing we are not winning when we have the chance either... NIgel is a decent human being indeed a gem in this day and age, however progress needs to be made, standing still (drawing) is still slowly going backwards..... ...NC is damned if he does and damned if he does'nt address this issue. We should all leave well alone and suport the Saints...period.[/p][/quote]NC should be dammed and will be if this goes t**s up,we may have looked dead and buried but we were still improving and I believe would have stayed up, Big Big gamble in my eyes. jamcam
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3:36pm Sat 19 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Big Lawrie will always be a hero to me and I've been lucky enough to thank him personally for giving me one of the greatest days of my life. But this article is somewhat prejudiced. He says he was shocked about Pardew's sacking but then affords no credit to NC for appointing Nigel. The same prejudice that seems to affect a lot of Saints fans at the moment.
Without NC there would be no SFC


STID
Big Lawrie will always be a hero to me and I've been lucky enough to thank him personally for giving me one of the greatest days of my life. But this article is somewhat prejudiced. He says he was shocked about Pardew's sacking but then affords no credit to NC for appointing Nigel. The same prejudice that seems to affect a lot of Saints fans at the moment. Without NC there would be no SFC STID st1halo
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3:43pm Sat 19 Jan 13

arm chair fan says...

25 years ago the company i worked for was taken over! and like NC was the new boss a nice man, no, did i like him ? no, But he was good for the company, and he was verry good for me.Some were sacked along the way, no one would of p!ssed on him if he was on fire but he made it work, and he did not get much wrong. NC is a hard assed buisiness man and IMO although he is not going to win many popularity contests the club will go from strength to strength !
25 years ago the company i worked for was taken over! and like NC was the new boss a nice man, no, did i like him ? no, But he was good for the company, and he was verry good for me.Some were sacked along the way, no one would of p!ssed on him if he was on fire but he made it work, and he did not get much wrong. NC is a hard assed buisiness man and IMO although he is not going to win many popularity contests the club will go from strength to strength ! arm chair fan
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3:50pm Sat 19 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Tizz wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
Not in my opinion - in Cortese's opinion.

If you fire someone that's recognition that hiring them - in hindsight - was a mistake.

My point is - to those who argue Cortese doesn't make mistakes and act as if he's infallible - this is an example of a "mistake" he's made.

Let's just hope what happened yesterday wasn't a "mistake". We'll know soon enough.
"Pardewgate" was for unexpected reasons though, not for his results with the team but other matters by all accounts. So couldn't be foreseen.
At the end of the day the proof is in the pudding! And we are Premier League! Thanks to NC and his decision making.

STID
[quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]Not in my opinion - in Cortese's opinion. If you fire someone that's recognition that hiring them - in hindsight - was a mistake. My point is - to those who argue Cortese doesn't make mistakes and act as if he's infallible - this is an example of a "mistake" he's made. Let's just hope what happened yesterday wasn't a "mistake". We'll know soon enough.[/p][/quote]"Pardewgate" was for unexpected reasons though, not for his results with the team but other matters by all accounts. So couldn't be foreseen. At the end of the day the proof is in the pudding! And we are Premier League! Thanks to NC and his decision making. STID st1halo
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3:51pm Sat 19 Jan 13

arm chair fan says...

allthough i do not post that often i read this site most days and a lot of the bile on here in last 36 hrs comes from loggins that i have not noticed before!!!! ie. is three haves for real ?
allthough i do not post that often i read this site most days and a lot of the bile on here in last 36 hrs comes from loggins that i have not noticed before!!!! ie. is three haves for real ? arm chair fan
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3:54pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

From Sky:

'Sky Sports understands that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Montpellier for star defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. The 23-year-old French international is now set to fly into England next week for talks with the club's management to finalise a deal.'

Pity, let's hope the Don and MP can cut him off at Heathrow and point him south. He'd be another great addition to our growing centre-back division.
From Sky: 'Sky Sports understands that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Montpellier for star defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. The 23-year-old French international is now set to fly into England next week for talks with the club's management to finalise a deal.' Pity, let's hope the Don and MP can cut him off at Heathrow and point him south. He'd be another great addition to our growing centre-back division. Strasbourg Saint
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3:55pm Sat 19 Jan 13

El Santo says...

SaintMark wrote:
El Santo wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle.
In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.
New Castle?
Pardew is doing a great job?
Well, ahem, last year...
[quote][p][bold]SaintMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Not only that, Pardew has shown he is a fantastic manager in New Castle. In any case, sacking someone like that, after winning back to back promotions, after an away victory and a draw in Stamford Bridge... it's not only crazy it's just plain disgusting and shows you quality as a man.[/p][/quote]New Castle? Pardew is doing a great job?[/p][/quote]Well, ahem, last year... El Santo
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3:57pm Sat 19 Jan 13

southampton999 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Winchester Saint wrote:
Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job.

Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.
Geography not your strong point! Perhaps he is going to Sunderland or Newcastle?
Never Eat Shredded Wheat
Naughty Elephants Squirt Water
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Winchester Saint[/bold] wrote: Blackpool paper just reported that Adkins is on the way to the north-eastern club to join as their new manager. He'll likely to accept the new job. Good luck at Blackpool, Nigel.[/p][/quote]Geography not your strong point! Perhaps he is going to Sunderland or Newcastle?[/p][/quote]Never Eat Shredded Wheat Naughty Elephants Squirt Water southampton999
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4:08pm Sat 19 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

The problem for us Saints fans is that from a business perspective ie success at any cost NC is probably right...

..However for us real fans we have been introduced to a strange thing called 'integrity'...

..when you look at the crooks who actually run the very top of football never mind ruthless chairman look at Blatter et al you can then see how alien it is..

...and we all liked it, that 'as one' feeling against Coventry was something I have never experianced before and I have been going since 1971..

So Cortese has possibly done the right thing commercially and the worst thing morally....for big corporates who don't give a flying fück about their customers it is one thing.....

...however for a club to throw this feeling away is very dangerous and makes any future success feel 'tainted' as it was at the expense of something more important..
The problem for us Saints fans is that from a business perspective ie success at any cost NC is probably right... ..However for us real fans we have been introduced to a strange thing called 'integrity'... ..when you look at the crooks who actually run the very top of football never mind ruthless chairman look at Blatter et al you can then see how alien it is.. ...and we all liked it, that 'as one' feeling against Coventry was something I have never experianced before and I have been going since 1971.. So Cortese has possibly done the right thing commercially and the worst thing morally....for big corporates who don't give a flying fück about their customers it is one thing..... ...however for a club to throw this feeling away is very dangerous and makes any future success feel 'tainted' as it was at the expense of something more important.. warrens 76
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4:18pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Please can all of those saying that they're not going to attend matches again (this season or ever) please do the honourable thing and NEVER go to see Saints ever again?

And that means NEVER; even during any future glory days (when we're riding high, on a cup run, in Europe etc.). Then there will be room for genuine fans who support their team rather than aiming their support or bile at individuals - past or present.

The club is bigger than any one person, that includes Lawrie Mac, NC, NA, Le Tiss, Ted Bates, Bobby Stokes, and every single fan; Yes, even Nick Illingworth. :)
Please can all of those saying that they're not going to attend matches again (this season or ever) please do the honourable thing and NEVER go to see Saints ever again? And that means NEVER; even during any future glory days (when we're riding high, on a cup run, in Europe etc.). Then there will be room for genuine fans who support their team rather than aiming their support or bile at individuals - past or present. The club is bigger than any one person, that includes Lawrie Mac, NC, NA, Le Tiss, Ted Bates, Bobby Stokes, and every single fan; Yes, even Nick Illingworth. :) Strasbourg Saint
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4:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

sfc-4eva- wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
I'm serious with this comment three halves.
If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks
It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.
[quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]I'm serious with this comment three halves. If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks[/p][/quote]It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season. three halves
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4:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Home Rule for England says...

Prediction: Blackpool in the Premiership Saints in the Championship. Maybe not this season for Blackpool but I bet NA makes it happen if he takes over there.
Prediction: Blackpool in the Premiership Saints in the Championship. Maybe not this season for Blackpool but I bet NA makes it happen if he takes over there. Home Rule for England
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4:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

three halves wrote:
sfc-4eva- wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
I'm serious with this comment three halves.
If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks
It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.
Which seat is it?
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]I'm serious with this comment three halves. If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks[/p][/quote]It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Which seat is it? Baddesley Bill
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4:24pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

arm chair fan wrote:
allthough i do not post that often i read this site most days and a lot of the bile on here in last 36 hrs comes from loggins that i have not noticed before!!!! ie. is three haves for real ?
No
[quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: allthough i do not post that often i read this site most days and a lot of the bile on here in last 36 hrs comes from loggins that i have not noticed before!!!! ie. is three haves for real ?[/p][/quote]No Baddesley Bill
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4:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
slugger wrote:
Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!!
Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.
I'll always support whoever is in charge (or at least give them a chance) , I was as gutted as anyone at yesterdays news , football is a tough business and have made my decision to move on .
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!![/p][/quote]Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.[/p][/quote]I'll always support whoever is in charge (or at least give them a chance) , I was as gutted as anyone at yesterdays news , football is a tough business and have made my decision to move on . slugger
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4:28pm Sat 19 Jan 13

arm chair fan says...

25 years ago the company i worked for was taken over! and like NC was the new boss a nice man, no, did i like him ? no, But he was good for the company, and he was very good for me.Some were sacked along the way, no one would of p!ssed on him if he was on fire but he made it work, and he did not get much wrong. NC is a hard assed buisiness man and IMO although he is not going to win many popularity contests the club will go from strength to strength !
25 years ago the company i worked for was taken over! and like NC was the new boss a nice man, no, did i like him ? no, But he was good for the company, and he was very good for me.Some were sacked along the way, no one would of p!ssed on him if he was on fire but he made it work, and he did not get much wrong. NC is a hard assed buisiness man and IMO although he is not going to win many popularity contests the club will go from strength to strength ! arm chair fan
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4:44pm Sat 19 Jan 13

redsnapper says...

Nige has departed and Cortese could have handled it 100x better as it is a PR disaster.

BUT Nigels compensation package must have benn seen, signed and delivere as there is no media chatter about him that I can find out.

He is such a good bloke that he will recover and soon be back in business.

As for todays games looks like that facker Redknapp as bought another good player, and yonks ago I said we should have bought Adam le Fondre!!!

Whatever happens lets not turn St Marys into the pit of discontent that has happened at Chelsea!!

With todays results we cannot afford to become a fractured club.
Nige has departed and Cortese could have handled it 100x better as it is a PR disaster. BUT Nigels compensation package must have benn seen, signed and delivere as there is no media chatter about him that I can find out. He is such a good bloke that he will recover and soon be back in business. As for todays games looks like that facker Redknapp as bought another good player, and yonks ago I said we should have bought Adam le Fondre!!! Whatever happens lets not turn St Marys into the pit of discontent that has happened at Chelsea!! With todays results we cannot afford to become a fractured club. redsnapper
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4:56pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Simmo13 says...

Home Rule for England wrote:
Prediction: Blackpool in the Premiership Saints in the Championship. Maybe not this season for Blackpool but I bet NA makes it happen if he takes over there.
I remember a Plymouth argyle fan saying that and a Bournemouth one come to that but it didn't happen and not sure it will now :0)
[quote][p][bold]Home Rule for England[/bold] wrote: Prediction: Blackpool in the Premiership Saints in the Championship. Maybe not this season for Blackpool but I bet NA makes it happen if he takes over there.[/p][/quote]I remember a Plymouth argyle fan saying that and a Bournemouth one come to that but it didn't happen and not sure it will now :0) Simmo13
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4:58pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
[quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing ghk230473
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5:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers. Baddesley Bill
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5:12pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same ghk230473
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5:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

poshdave says...

Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................
..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
....................
....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............
....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............
.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! poshdave
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5:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
sfc-4eva- wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
I'm serious with this comment three halves.
If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks
It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.
Which seat is it?
My one in the Itchen south will remain empty but im sure you will get a ticket somewhere .
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]I'm serious with this comment three halves. If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks[/p][/quote]It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Which seat is it?[/p][/quote]My one in the Itchen south will remain empty but im sure you will get a ticket somewhere . three halves
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5:23pm Sat 19 Jan 13

jamcam says...

ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Quite correct my friend loyalty my A** I,m afaid NC if he carries on he will become the new Romaov less the £millions of course, a Dictator,hope all this dosent end in tears.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Quite correct my friend loyalty my A** I,m afaid NC if he carries on he will become the new Romaov less the £millions of course, a Dictator,hope all this dosent end in tears. jamcam
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5:24pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................

..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

....................

....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............

....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............

.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
[quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable. ghk230473
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5:33pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................


..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


....................


....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............


....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............


.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
Oh no, which 'new Saville' is that! Surely there can't be two of him!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]Oh no, which 'new Saville' is that! Surely there can't be two of him! Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!!! ! Strasbourg Saint
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5:34pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday.
Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet.
Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same[/p][/quote]Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday. Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet. Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club! Baddesley Bill
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5:38pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................


..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


....................


....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............


....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............


.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick . slugger
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5:40pm Sat 19 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................


..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


....................


....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............


....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............


.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
GHK..you are emotional about it, as we all are...but lets not kid ourselves, we support our city represented by our team BUT football is a rotten business, at the very top Blatter is imo a fraudster of mega proportions..to a greater or lesser degree they are all at it..

Big clubs have bought football whats the g16 in Europe all about...the big clubs 'owning' football and all future fans and revenue that's what..

So Cortese has a decision to make..I hate the decision and feel that whatever we gain in the future will be for ever at the expense of an honorable man....

...from a perspective of the future and because football IS commercial Cortese
as a corporate thinker did what he thought was in the best interests of a corporate company....

Regrettably for all concerned Nigel, Fans and even Nicola himself something decent has been sacrificied in the process......

....unfortunately that is the path big business 'believes it has to walk for huge success, all corporates at heart are nasty beasts and I am a capitalist...

In conclusion big business does not have a soul because it THINKS it cannot afford one..
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]GHK..you are emotional about it, as we all are...but lets not kid ourselves, we support our city represented by our team BUT football is a rotten business, at the very top Blatter is imo a fraudster of mega proportions..to a greater or lesser degree they are all at it.. Big clubs have bought football whats the g16 in Europe all about...the big clubs 'owning' football and all future fans and revenue that's what.. So Cortese has a decision to make..I hate the decision and feel that whatever we gain in the future will be for ever at the expense of an honorable man.... ...from a perspective of the future and because football IS commercial Cortese as a corporate thinker did what he thought was in the best interests of a corporate company.... Regrettably for all concerned Nigel, Fans and even Nicola himself something decent has been sacrificied in the process...... ....unfortunately that is the path big business 'believes it has to walk for huge success, all corporates at heart are nasty beasts and I am a capitalist... In conclusion big business does not have a soul because it THINKS it cannot afford one.. warrens 76
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5:44pm Sat 19 Jan 13

jamcam says...

ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Quite correct my friend loyalty my A** I,m afaid NC if he carries on he will become the new Romaov less the £millions of course, a Dictator,hope all this dosent end in tears.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Quite correct my friend loyalty my A** I,m afaid NC if he carries on he will become the new Romaov less the £millions of course, a Dictator,hope all this dosent end in tears. jamcam
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5:45pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday.
Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet.
Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club!
Ostriches!
I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership.
Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same[/p][/quote]Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday. Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet. Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club![/p][/quote]Ostriches! I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership. Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees. ghk230473
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5:45pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
sfc-4eva- wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
I'm serious with this comment three halves.
If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks
It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.
Which seat is it?
My one in the Itchen south will remain empty but im sure you will get a ticket somewhere .
I already got one ta...I was just interested in which seat number will be remaining empty till the end of the season. You can be exact if you like....it's not as if you'll ever be sitting in it now will you! ;O)
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]I'm serious with this comment three halves. If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks[/p][/quote]It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Which seat is it?[/p][/quote]My one in the Itchen south will remain empty but im sure you will get a ticket somewhere .[/p][/quote]I already got one ta...I was just interested in which seat number will be remaining empty till the end of the season. You can be exact if you like....it's not as if you'll ever be sitting in it now will you! ;O) Baddesley Bill
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5:48pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday.
Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet.
Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club!
Ostriches!
I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership.
Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.
I'll look forward to seeing the proof of payment...

...afterall...integr
ity is everything isn't it ghk.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same[/p][/quote]Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday. Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet. Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club![/p][/quote]Ostriches! I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership. Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.[/p][/quote]I'll look forward to seeing the proof of payment... ...afterall...integr ity is everything isn't it ghk. Baddesley Bill
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5:50pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................



..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



....................



....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............



....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............



.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .
Have a read back slug, not comparing him to saville but comparing those that back cortese to the ones that new what saville was doing but let him get away with it because of money.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .[/p][/quote]Have a read back slug, not comparing him to saville but comparing those that back cortese to the ones that new what saville was doing but let him get away with it because of money. ghk230473
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5:53pm Sat 19 Jan 13

El Santo says...

warrens 76 wrote:
The problem for us Saints fans is that from a business perspective ie success at any cost NC is probably right...

..However for us real fans we have been introduced to a strange thing called 'integrity'...

..when you look at the crooks who actually run the very top of football never mind ruthless chairman look at Blatter et al you can then see how alien it is..

...and we all liked it, that 'as one' feeling against Coventry was something I have never experianced before and I have been going since 1971..

So Cortese has possibly done the right thing commercially and the worst thing morally....for big corporates who don't give a flying fück about their customers it is one thing.....

...however for a club to throw this feeling away is very dangerous and makes any future success feel 'tainted' as it was at the expense of something more important..
Excellent post. A club is not only about winning, it's also about "feeling".
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: The problem for us Saints fans is that from a business perspective ie success at any cost NC is probably right... ..However for us real fans we have been introduced to a strange thing called 'integrity'... ..when you look at the crooks who actually run the very top of football never mind ruthless chairman look at Blatter et al you can then see how alien it is.. ...and we all liked it, that 'as one' feeling against Coventry was something I have never experianced before and I have been going since 1971.. So Cortese has possibly done the right thing commercially and the worst thing morally....for big corporates who don't give a flying fück about their customers it is one thing..... ...however for a club to throw this feeling away is very dangerous and makes any future success feel 'tainted' as it was at the expense of something more important..[/p][/quote]Excellent post. A club is not only about winning, it's also about "feeling". El Santo
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5:54pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................



..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



....................



....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............



....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............



.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
GHK..you are emotional about it, as we all are...but lets not kid ourselves, we support our city represented by our team BUT football is a rotten business, at the very top Blatter is imo a fraudster of mega proportions..to a greater or lesser degree they are all at it..

Big clubs have bought football whats the g16 in Europe all about...the big clubs 'owning' football and all future fans and revenue that's what..

So Cortese has a decision to make..I hate the decision and feel that whatever we gain in the future will be for ever at the expense of an honorable man....

...from a perspective of the future and because football IS commercial Cortese
as a corporate thinker did what he thought was in the best interests of a corporate company....

Regrettably for all concerned Nigel, Fans and even Nicola himself something decent has been sacrificied in the process......

....unfortunately that is the path big business 'believes it has to walk for huge success, all corporates at heart are nasty beasts and I am a capitalist...

In conclusion big business does not have a soul because it THINKS it cannot afford one..
He's not just making decisions but trying to run the team, is that good business?
I hope I'm wrong but this will all end in tears.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]GHK..you are emotional about it, as we all are...but lets not kid ourselves, we support our city represented by our team BUT football is a rotten business, at the very top Blatter is imo a fraudster of mega proportions..to a greater or lesser degree they are all at it.. Big clubs have bought football whats the g16 in Europe all about...the big clubs 'owning' football and all future fans and revenue that's what.. So Cortese has a decision to make..I hate the decision and feel that whatever we gain in the future will be for ever at the expense of an honorable man.... ...from a perspective of the future and because football IS commercial Cortese as a corporate thinker did what he thought was in the best interests of a corporate company.... Regrettably for all concerned Nigel, Fans and even Nicola himself something decent has been sacrificied in the process...... ....unfortunately that is the path big business 'believes it has to walk for huge success, all corporates at heart are nasty beasts and I am a capitalist... In conclusion big business does not have a soul because it THINKS it cannot afford one..[/p][/quote]He's not just making decisions but trying to run the team, is that good business? I hope I'm wrong but this will all end in tears. ghk230473
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5:59pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................




..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




....................




....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............




....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............




.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .
Have a read back slug, not comparing him to saville but comparing those that back cortese to the ones that new what saville was doing but let him get away with it because of money.
That is the daftest comparison i think i've ever read ! ....... I back Nicola because I believe he's the best thing that has happend to SFC im my memory ...... this is my opinion and am careful to not slate anyone who disagrees (it's all a bit emotional at the mo) ..... it would appear that you are insinuating the i'm as bad a person as those who allowed Saville to do his disgusting stuff , I take that as an insult .
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .[/p][/quote]Have a read back slug, not comparing him to saville but comparing those that back cortese to the ones that new what saville was doing but let him get away with it because of money.[/p][/quote]That is the daftest comparison i think i've ever read ! ....... I back Nicola because I believe he's the best thing that has happend to SFC im my memory ...... this is my opinion and am careful to not slate anyone who disagrees (it's all a bit emotional at the mo) ..... it would appear that you are insinuating the i'm as bad a person as those who allowed Saville to do his disgusting stuff , I take that as an insult . slugger
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6:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
sfc-4eva- wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team!
Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.
My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now.
Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.
I'm serious with this comment three halves.
If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks
It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.
Which seat is it?
My one in the Itchen south will remain empty but im sure you will get a ticket somewhere .
I already got one ta...I was just interested in which seat number will be remaining empty till the end of the season. You can be exact if you like....it's not as if you'll ever be sitting in it now will you! ;O)
Im not sure why you have a interest in empty seat numbers if you already have a ticket.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc-4eva-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]Get over it FFS NA is not coming back so move on and get behind the team![/p][/quote]Can I have your ticket then to sell on? Someone will want it if you don't.[/p][/quote]My seat will remain empty this season in protest and i wont be back,i have only missed a couple of home games in ten years so am not some some glory hunter like a lot of the plastics who attend games now. Football fans feel like they have to support their team out of misguided loyalty and put up with everything thrown at them.[/p][/quote]I'm serious with this comment three halves. If you are serious too about not wanting your season ticket then please let me know how much you want for the rest of the season. Thanks[/p][/quote]It is about integrity not money so my seat will remain empty for the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Which seat is it?[/p][/quote]My one in the Itchen south will remain empty but im sure you will get a ticket somewhere .[/p][/quote]I already got one ta...I was just interested in which seat number will be remaining empty till the end of the season. You can be exact if you like....it's not as if you'll ever be sitting in it now will you! ;O)[/p][/quote]Im not sure why you have a interest in empty seat numbers if you already have a ticket. three halves
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6:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday.
Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet.
Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club!
Ostriches!
I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership.
Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.
I'll look forward to seeing the proof of payment...

...afterall...integr

ity is everything isn't it ghk.
It's the least I can do, got a feeling the saints trust is going to be needing every penny.
Keep backing cortese and you will also have blood on your hands.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same[/p][/quote]Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday. Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet. Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club![/p][/quote]Ostriches! I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership. Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.[/p][/quote]I'll look forward to seeing the proof of payment... ...afterall...integr ity is everything isn't it ghk.[/p][/quote]It's the least I can do, got a feeling the saints trust is going to be needing every penny. Keep backing cortese and you will also have blood on your hands. ghk230473
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6:05pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

ghk ..... who's blood ? , don't be such a drama queen ! lol
ghk ..... who's blood ? , don't be such a drama queen ! lol slugger
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6:06pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................





..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





....................





....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............





....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............





.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





!!!!!!!
Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity.
Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.
Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .
Have a read back slug, not comparing him to saville but comparing those that back cortese to the ones that new what saville was doing but let him get away with it because of money.
That is the daftest comparison i think i've ever read ! ....... I back Nicola because I believe he's the best thing that has happend to SFC im my memory ...... this is my opinion and am careful to not slate anyone who disagrees (it's all a bit emotional at the mo) ..... it would appear that you are insinuating the i'm as bad a person as those who allowed Saville to do his disgusting stuff , I take that as an insult .
Those that allowed saville to carry on are as bad as saville, those that back cortese are as bad cortese.
Time will tell, but history has shown as with Lowe there is no future in an interfering chairman. Simple.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Couldn't put it better. This is OUR club. Sitting back and letting this little c11nt do what ever he likes is just as bad, same as those that new saville was abusing kids but kept quiet because he was bringing money in with charity. Shame on you that back him. Un f4ckin believable.[/p][/quote]Got news for you ....... SFC belongs to the Liebherrs lock stock and barrel , oh and i'd be very careful who you compare Nicola to , not liking the guy is fair enough but your comment is just sick .[/p][/quote]Have a read back slug, not comparing him to saville but comparing those that back cortese to the ones that new what saville was doing but let him get away with it because of money.[/p][/quote]That is the daftest comparison i think i've ever read ! ....... I back Nicola because I believe he's the best thing that has happend to SFC im my memory ...... this is my opinion and am careful to not slate anyone who disagrees (it's all a bit emotional at the mo) ..... it would appear that you are insinuating the i'm as bad a person as those who allowed Saville to do his disgusting stuff , I take that as an insult .[/p][/quote]Those that allowed saville to carry on are as bad as saville, those that back cortese are as bad cortese. Time will tell, but history has shown as with Lowe there is no future in an interfering chairman. Simple. ghk230473
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6:10pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday.
Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet.
Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club!
Ostriches!
I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership.
Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.
I'll look forward to seeing the proof of payment...

...afterall...integr


ity is everything isn't it ghk.
It's the least I can do, got a feeling the saints trust is going to be needing every penny.
Keep backing cortese and you will also have blood on your hands.
Good man...I don't back Cortese in eveything he does...but I do back my Club 100%...end of.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same[/p][/quote]Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday. Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet. Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club![/p][/quote]Ostriches! I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership. Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.[/p][/quote]I'll look forward to seeing the proof of payment... ...afterall...integr ity is everything isn't it ghk.[/p][/quote]It's the least I can do, got a feeling the saints trust is going to be needing every penny. Keep backing cortese and you will also have blood on your hands.[/p][/quote]Good man...I don't back Cortese in eveything he does...but I do back my Club 100%...end of. Baddesley Bill
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6:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

St Forlife says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there! St Forlife
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7:16pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
[quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading. three halves
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7:23pm Sat 19 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

slugger wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
slugger wrote:
Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!!
Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.
I'll always support whoever is in charge (or at least give them a chance) , I was as gutted as anyone at yesterdays news , football is a tough business and have made my decision to move on .
Hi slugger, i am like you mate. You dont have to like the boss but, if you dont support him soon there will be nothing left to boss. I think 99% of SAINTS can see that , but do you think after all NIGEL has done for our club he has been treated in a decent manner???. By this i mean have i missed a public announcement saying . Southampton football club today have dispenced of the services of MR ADKINS. Everybody at the club would like to thank Nigel for all the effort he has put into to club over the last two and a half years. We would also like to wish him every success in his next appointment in the near future. Or somthng on those lines instead of just plunging a efing great knife in his back???.
I will still support the club100% but that dont mean i like or think the little Italian runt can do no wrong.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!![/p][/quote]Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.[/p][/quote]I'll always support whoever is in charge (or at least give them a chance) , I was as gutted as anyone at yesterdays news , football is a tough business and have made my decision to move on .[/p][/quote]Hi slugger, i am like you mate. You dont have to like the boss but, if you dont support him soon there will be nothing left to boss. I think 99% of SAINTS can see that , but do you think after all NIGEL has done for our club he has been treated in a decent manner???. By this i mean have i missed a public announcement saying . Southampton football club today have dispenced of the services of MR ADKINS. Everybody at the club would like to thank Nigel for all the effort he has put into to club over the last two and a half years. We would also like to wish him every success in his next appointment in the near future. Or somthng on those lines instead of just plunging a efing great knife in his back???. I will still support the club100% but that dont mean i like or think the little Italian runt can do no wrong. hedge end bob
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7:31pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

Yesterday's events left me in a very depressed mood which was not lifted by the signing of a new centre back or positive comments about our new manager nor was it helped by the fact that I heard the news while travelling to attend the funeral of a dear friend.

It has however set me thinking about how we all feel about our club and a quite clear mismatch between the values of many of our fans and those of our chairman.

Over the last few months I believe we had slipped back into being the fans of the old Southampton FC. We all still saw our club as a friendly provincial club that was not going to set the world alight. We had one or two good players and we played attractive football. We could on our day turn over one of the top sides and on another get a drubbing from a struggling one. As the season developed it looked like we were going to just about survive in the Premier League but that it would probably go to the wire. We were satisfied with that and it is what we have come to accept.

The old days and the Saints of old were back and we had slipped into our familiar comfort zone.

What we had all forgotten was the ambition of our chairman. He sees Saints very differently to many of the fans who maybe just didn't believe him or thought it was just words or him daydreaming when he talked about where he saw Saints in the future.

But that is not so. Nicola has a vision and he is going to make sure we achieve it.

It has taken the shock of the dismissal of Nigel to shake us out of our apathy and to make us think that we are perhaps in the embryonic stages of something that is beyond our imagination.

In organisational culture theory it is often said that a shock or surprise event is needed to move an organisation from its former culture into a new and very different one. Well yesterday's news was just such a shock for many.

Today I have at last realised that Southampton FC has become a very different football club to the one I have supported for over forty years.

I have to ask myself whether I share Nicola's vision for the future or if I hanker for the Saints of old.

If I wish to remain a Saints fan it has to be the former for the latter is no longer in existence.

So it has to be thanks Nigel Adkins and good luck to you and welcome Mauricio Pochettino. ........... copied and pasted from 606 ........... sums it up for me !
Yesterday's events left me in a very depressed mood which was not lifted by the signing of a new centre back or positive comments about our new manager nor was it helped by the fact that I heard the news while travelling to attend the funeral of a dear friend. It has however set me thinking about how we all feel about our club and a quite clear mismatch between the values of many of our fans and those of our chairman. Over the last few months I believe we had slipped back into being the fans of the old Southampton FC. We all still saw our club as a friendly provincial club that was not going to set the world alight. We had one or two good players and we played attractive football. We could on our day turn over one of the top sides and on another get a drubbing from a struggling one. As the season developed it looked like we were going to just about survive in the Premier League but that it would probably go to the wire. We were satisfied with that and it is what we have come to accept. The old days and the Saints of old were back and we had slipped into our familiar comfort zone. What we had all forgotten was the ambition of our chairman. He sees Saints very differently to many of the fans who maybe just didn't believe him or thought it was just words or him daydreaming when he talked about where he saw Saints in the future. But that is not so. Nicola has a vision and he is going to make sure we achieve it. It has taken the shock of the dismissal of Nigel to shake us out of our apathy and to make us think that we are perhaps in the embryonic stages of something that is beyond our imagination. In organisational culture theory it is often said that a shock or surprise event is needed to move an organisation from its former culture into a new and very different one. Well yesterday's news was just such a shock for many. Today I have at last realised that Southampton FC has become a very different football club to the one I have supported for over forty years. I have to ask myself whether I share Nicola's vision for the future or if I hanker for the Saints of old. If I wish to remain a Saints fan it has to be the former for the latter is no longer in existence. So it has to be thanks Nigel Adkins and good luck to you and welcome Mauricio Pochettino. ........... copied and pasted from 606 ........... sums it up for me ! slugger
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7:36pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O) Baddesley Bill
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7:36pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

hedge end bob wrote:
slugger wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
slugger wrote:
Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!!
Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.
I'll always support whoever is in charge (or at least give them a chance) , I was as gutted as anyone at yesterdays news , football is a tough business and have made my decision to move on .
Hi slugger, i am like you mate. You dont have to like the boss but, if you dont support him soon there will be nothing left to boss. I think 99% of SAINTS can see that , but do you think after all NIGEL has done for our club he has been treated in a decent manner???. By this i mean have i missed a public announcement saying . Southampton football club today have dispenced of the services of MR ADKINS. Everybody at the club would like to thank Nigel for all the effort he has put into to club over the last two and a half years. We would also like to wish him every success in his next appointment in the near future. Or somthng on those lines instead of just plunging a efing great knife in his back???.
I will still support the club100% but that dont mean i like or think the little Italian runt can do no wrong.
Hi back Bob ......... i do agree ...... Nicolas' PR stinks at best .
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Laurie did indeed pee off to Sunderland when the opportunity arose , not much loyalty there . I suggest that none of us know's the timescale that Nigel was given when he came . Good luck Nigel and thanks a million ............. Even better luck Maurico you have this fans backing 100 % as does Nicola ........ COYR !!![/p][/quote]Somewhat surprised at you slugger. You have been one of the voices of reason over Nigel's difficult days, and I thought you would be disgusted at cortese's treatment of a very good manager, and decent human being. I really wouldn't want you in my corner if things got tough. He has stabbed the man who got us into the premiership in the back, and if that is ok with you, I am disappointed.[/p][/quote]I'll always support whoever is in charge (or at least give them a chance) , I was as gutted as anyone at yesterdays news , football is a tough business and have made my decision to move on .[/p][/quote]Hi slugger, i am like you mate. You dont have to like the boss but, if you dont support him soon there will be nothing left to boss. I think 99% of SAINTS can see that , but do you think after all NIGEL has done for our club he has been treated in a decent manner???. By this i mean have i missed a public announcement saying . Southampton football club today have dispenced of the services of MR ADKINS. Everybody at the club would like to thank Nigel for all the effort he has put into to club over the last two and a half years. We would also like to wish him every success in his next appointment in the near future. Or somthng on those lines instead of just plunging a efing great knife in his back???. I will still support the club100% but that dont mean i like or think the little Italian runt can do no wrong.[/p][/quote]Hi back Bob ......... i do agree ...... Nicolas' PR stinks at best . slugger
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7:42pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look. three halves
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7:45pm Sat 19 Jan 13

slugger says...

three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before . slugger
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7:52pm Sat 19 Jan 13

st1halo says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
romsey saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Tizz wrote:
Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he?

What about the appointment of Alan Pardew?

If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.
Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .
exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to
That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back.
A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such
contempt?
Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing
Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.
Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right.
Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same
Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday.
Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet.
Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club!
Ostriches!
I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership.
Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.
Sorry but Lowe and NC are nothing like each other. Lowe was after the money from the start with his reverse take over of the club. It strikes me that Cortese is actually putting some integrity back into the club. No free rides, no gravy train, not even for himself. We are not aware of all the affair surrounding Nigel and so shouldn't speculte too much. I do think that Nigel has gone at the right time rather than on the back of a string of defeats and this enhances his rep.
You obviuosly don't like NC but if you have enjoyed any of the football and achievements over the last three years, it's him you have to thank.

STID
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romsey saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tizz[/bold] wrote: Nicola Cortese gets everything right does he? What about the appointment of Alan Pardew? If he had to sack him after little over a year - and our results in League One over 2009/10 weren't up to his expectations - Cortese clearly made a mistake with that appointment.[/p][/quote]Another way of looking at it is this ........ Nicola made a mistake with Pardew (in your opinion) ...... He had the balls to correct the alledged mistake pretty smartish .[/p][/quote]exactly my point slugger, he has always done what he thinks is right for the club. The most important thing we must remember is if he goes the money goes to[/p][/quote]That attitude allowed jimmy saville to abuse kids all those years in the hospitals. Schwi can f11ck off and take his money with him, I for 1 want my club back. A lot on here have very short memories, we had an egomaniac chairman before and look where that got us, are we really that desperate that we allow this little foreigner drag our good name and reputation into the gutter, alienate our previous hero's and generally treat every one he comes into contact with with such contempt? Loyalty is earnt, what kind of impression is this leaving on the youngsters coming thru the ranks? And some questioned the loyalty of chamberlain! F4ckin amazing[/p][/quote]Have you paid up your bet yet ghk?...some proof would be good. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Have mentioned earlier, receipt will be behind bar of pub of choice. Very hollow win I feel but bets a bet, i wasn't far out and my opinion of cortese and reason to doubt him i feel has been proved right. Support the club bb and I respect that but don't forget what Lowe did, schwi is the same[/p][/quote]Thanks. I will be having a beer in the Joshua Tree after the game on Monday. Yes...a hollow win...but a bet's a bet. Also...probably not the best idea to slate our ownership quite to the extent you do (unless you have a better backer waiting in the wings). It can be taken as trying to undermine what us Saints fans are actually best at...supporting Southampton Football Club![/p][/quote]Ostriches! I repeat the history lesson, ferguson, moyles and wenger equals longevity in premiership. Lowe and Cortese interfering dictators equals disaster. Here endeth the lesson. Back cortese and you will also bring the club back down to it's knees.[/p][/quote]Sorry but Lowe and NC are nothing like each other. Lowe was after the money from the start with his reverse take over of the club. It strikes me that Cortese is actually putting some integrity back into the club. No free rides, no gravy train, not even for himself. We are not aware of all the affair surrounding Nigel and so shouldn't speculte too much. I do think that Nigel has gone at the right time rather than on the back of a string of defeats and this enhances his rep. You obviuosly don't like NC but if you have enjoyed any of the football and achievements over the last three years, it's him you have to thank. STID st1halo
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7:54pm Sat 19 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk ..... who's blood ? , don't be such a drama queen ! lol
GHK, you are taking this way to far...seriously Cortese=Saville are you insane..we are all upset but ffs get some perspective..
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: ghk ..... who's blood ? , don't be such a drama queen ! lol[/p][/quote]GHK, you are taking this way to far...seriously Cortese=Saville are you insane..we are all upset but ffs get some perspective.. warrens 76
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7:59pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He has an imaginary seat that is going to remain empty. In Itchen South too...should be easy to locate it...if only he gives us the seat number!

I would suggest his empty seat is actually located with all the other empty seats in the Fratton End!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He has an imaginary seat that is going to remain empty. In Itchen South too...should be easy to locate it...if only he gives us the seat number! I would suggest his empty seat is actually located with all the other empty seats in the Fratton End! Baddesley Bill
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8:05pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
Can he speak for himself by any chance ?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]Can he speak for himself by any chance ? three halves
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8:08pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Bingo from Sholing says...

Nigel A was a good manager, and it appears he is a good person. He should have been given the time to learn his trade in the Premiership. I think we would have finished in the top half of the table had he stayed. His approach to the game was methodical. The fans shouted "..there is only one Nigel Atkins" with sincerity, and not without reason. I think he will be England manager one day but he will need to show now he handles failure well,as well as success. Above all, what his sacking shows is that football clubs do not belong to the supporters, as we like to claim. We have little power to influence key decisions. For example, are we happy with the current predominatly red shirts? I suspect not in most cases. Were we consulted, no!. Adkins made some strange decisions like the untimely substitution of Lambert and Puncheon in two home games, which cost us a victory, but like everyone with genuine passion and skill for their job, he deserved to stay. The old expression what goes around comes around is true, and Mr Cortese will have his day too!
Nigel A was a good manager, and it appears he is a good person. He should have been given the time to learn his trade in the Premiership. I think we would have finished in the top half of the table had he stayed. His approach to the game was methodical. The fans shouted "..there is only one Nigel Atkins" with sincerity, and not without reason. I think he will be England manager one day but he will need to show now he handles failure well,as well as success. Above all, what his sacking shows is that football clubs do not belong to the supporters, as we like to claim. We have little power to influence key decisions. For example, are we happy with the current predominatly red shirts? I suspect not in most cases. Were we consulted, no!. Adkins made some strange decisions like the untimely substitution of Lambert and Puncheon in two home games, which cost us a victory, but like everyone with genuine passion and skill for their job, he deserved to stay. The old expression what goes around comes around is true, and Mr Cortese will have his day too! Bingo from Sholing
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8:22pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Bingo from Sholing wrote:
Nigel A was a good manager, and it appears he is a good person. He should have been given the time to learn his trade in the Premiership. I think we would have finished in the top half of the table had he stayed. His approach to the game was methodical. The fans shouted "..there is only one Nigel Atkins" with sincerity, and not without reason. I think he will be England manager one day but he will need to show now he handles failure well,as well as success. Above all, what his sacking shows is that football clubs do not belong to the supporters, as we like to claim. We have little power to influence key decisions. For example, are we happy with the current predominatly red shirts? I suspect not in most cases. Were we consulted, no!. Adkins made some strange decisions like the untimely substitution of Lambert and Puncheon in two home games, which cost us a victory, but like everyone with genuine passion and skill for their job, he deserved to stay. The old expression what goes around comes around is true, and Mr Cortese will have his day too!
Very true... no doubt we (as fans) will outlast the lot of em.

Football has gone much beyond being the "funny old game". It has become dog eat dog....no sentiments....sh1t or bust.

I just hope that we don't go down the road of Blackburn/Chelsea where fans turn up to boo their team and manager.

It's about enjoyment...and I get enjoyment from supporting my Club. Always will do.
[quote][p][bold]Bingo from Sholing[/bold] wrote: Nigel A was a good manager, and it appears he is a good person. He should have been given the time to learn his trade in the Premiership. I think we would have finished in the top half of the table had he stayed. His approach to the game was methodical. The fans shouted "..there is only one Nigel Atkins" with sincerity, and not without reason. I think he will be England manager one day but he will need to show now he handles failure well,as well as success. Above all, what his sacking shows is that football clubs do not belong to the supporters, as we like to claim. We have little power to influence key decisions. For example, are we happy with the current predominatly red shirts? I suspect not in most cases. Were we consulted, no!. Adkins made some strange decisions like the untimely substitution of Lambert and Puncheon in two home games, which cost us a victory, but like everyone with genuine passion and skill for their job, he deserved to stay. The old expression what goes around comes around is true, and Mr Cortese will have his day too![/p][/quote]Very true... no doubt we (as fans) will outlast the lot of em. Football has gone much beyond being the "funny old game". It has become dog eat dog....no sentiments....sh1t or bust. I just hope that we don't go down the road of Blackburn/Chelsea where fans turn up to boo their team and manager. It's about enjoyment...and I get enjoyment from supporting my Club. Always will do. Baddesley Bill
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8:27pm Sat 19 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Bingo from Sholing wrote:
Nigel A was a good manager, and it appears he is a good person. He should have been given the time to learn his trade in the Premiership. I think we would have finished in the top half of the table had he stayed. His approach to the game was methodical. The fans shouted "..there is only one Nigel Atkins" with sincerity, and not without reason. I think he will be England manager one day but he will need to show now he handles failure well,as well as success. Above all, what his sacking shows is that football clubs do not belong to the supporters, as we like to claim. We have little power to influence key decisions. For example, are we happy with the current predominatly red shirts? I suspect not in most cases. Were we consulted, no!. Adkins made some strange decisions like the untimely substitution of Lambert and Puncheon in two home games, which cost us a victory, but like everyone with genuine passion and skill for their job, he deserved to stay. The old expression what goes around comes around is true, and Mr Cortese will have his day too!
Very true... no doubt we (as fans) will outlast the lot of em.

Football has gone much beyond being the "funny old game". It has become dog eat dog....no sentiments....sh1t or bust.

I just hope that we don't go down the road of Blackburn/Chelsea where fans turn up to boo their team and manager.

It's about enjoyment...and I get enjoyment from supporting my Club. Always will do.
I like the red shirts, genuinely red as with all white for some reason looks good with flowing football...

As good as we have been red and whit and black teams always look 'clumsy' it is actually a recognised eye phenomenon...

We always sing come on you reds so may as well be red....or YELLOWS.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bingo from Sholing[/bold] wrote: Nigel A was a good manager, and it appears he is a good person. He should have been given the time to learn his trade in the Premiership. I think we would have finished in the top half of the table had he stayed. His approach to the game was methodical. The fans shouted "..there is only one Nigel Atkins" with sincerity, and not without reason. I think he will be England manager one day but he will need to show now he handles failure well,as well as success. Above all, what his sacking shows is that football clubs do not belong to the supporters, as we like to claim. We have little power to influence key decisions. For example, are we happy with the current predominatly red shirts? I suspect not in most cases. Were we consulted, no!. Adkins made some strange decisions like the untimely substitution of Lambert and Puncheon in two home games, which cost us a victory, but like everyone with genuine passion and skill for their job, he deserved to stay. The old expression what goes around comes around is true, and Mr Cortese will have his day too![/p][/quote]Very true... no doubt we (as fans) will outlast the lot of em. Football has gone much beyond being the "funny old game". It has become dog eat dog....no sentiments....sh1t or bust. I just hope that we don't go down the road of Blackburn/Chelsea where fans turn up to boo their team and manager. It's about enjoyment...and I get enjoyment from supporting my Club. Always will do.[/p][/quote]I like the red shirts, genuinely red as with all white for some reason looks good with flowing football... As good as we have been red and whit and black teams always look 'clumsy' it is actually a recognised eye phenomenon... We always sing come on you reds so may as well be red....or YELLOWS. warrens 76
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8:59pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Velleity says...

slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming. Velleity
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9:37pm Sat 19 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Let me think now, who was it who posted on here before, that couldnt spell wasn't, always putting the extra 'e' in it. No doubt Velly will do a bit of research and will tell us.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Let me think now, who was it who posted on here before, that couldnt spell wasn't, always putting the extra 'e' in it. No doubt Velly will do a bit of research and will tell us. OSPREYSAINT
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9:39pm Sat 19 Jan 13

redsnapper says...

When yr work boss is sacked what do you do when the new one turns up?

So supporters associations please cut the crap about protests and waving virus filled hankies!

We are supporters and customers and the players have a new boss and he and us expect them to perform and to deliver a win every game .

I think MAuricio is good news for SFC

COYR.
When yr work boss is sacked what do you do when the new one turns up? So supporters associations please cut the crap about protests and waving virus filled hankies! We are supporters and customers and the players have a new boss and he and us expect them to perform and to deliver a win every game . I think MAuricio is good news for SFC COYR. redsnapper
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9:58pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Bingo from Sholing says...

redsnapper wrote:
When yr work boss is sacked what do you do when the new one turns up?

So supporters associations please cut the crap about protests and waving virus filled hankies!

We are supporters and customers and the players have a new boss and he and us expect them to perform and to deliver a win every game .

I think MAuricio is good news for SFC

COYR.
But we do not have a new boss. We are the customers! Cortese is the supplier and Mauricio P. (I will abbreviate for now) is his new delivery man. In other words I am not sure I like it when "the tail wags the dog". I hope Mauricio P. is good news, but so was Adkins. Our disagreemeent comes I think in the relative risks of changing someone, for someone else who may not be as good in a number of human respects. It may well be the case that you know all about the details of Mauricio's talents, in which case I apologise because I don't. But from the scant research I have done I certainly cannot see what drives your optimism for the appointment. At perhaps the lowest level of the debate, Mauricio represents yet another foreigner taking an Englisman's job, without proper credentials.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: When yr work boss is sacked what do you do when the new one turns up? So supporters associations please cut the crap about protests and waving virus filled hankies! We are supporters and customers and the players have a new boss and he and us expect them to perform and to deliver a win every game . I think MAuricio is good news for SFC COYR.[/p][/quote]But we do not have a new boss. We are the customers! Cortese is the supplier and Mauricio P. (I will abbreviate for now) is his new delivery man. In other words I am not sure I like it when "the tail wags the dog". I hope Mauricio P. is good news, but so was Adkins. Our disagreemeent comes I think in the relative risks of changing someone, for someone else who may not be as good in a number of human respects. It may well be the case that you know all about the details of Mauricio's talents, in which case I apologise because I don't. But from the scant research I have done I certainly cannot see what drives your optimism for the appointment. At perhaps the lowest level of the debate, Mauricio represents yet another foreigner taking an Englisman's job, without proper credentials. Bingo from Sholing
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10:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

three halves says...

Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad. three halves
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10:18pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
It's actually very easy to look back on previous comments...

..but I guess you haven't worked that out yet.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.[/p][/quote]It's actually very easy to look back on previous comments... ..but I guess you haven't worked that out yet. Baddesley Bill
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10:38pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk ..... who's blood ? , don't be such a drama queen ! lol
GHK, you are taking this way to far...seriously Cortese=Saville are you insane..we are all upset but ffs get some perspective..
Warrens, read posts again properly before commenting.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: ghk ..... who's blood ? , don't be such a drama queen ! lol[/p][/quote]GHK, you are taking this way to far...seriously Cortese=Saville are you insane..we are all upset but ffs get some perspective..[/p][/quote]Warrens, read posts again properly before commenting. ghk230473
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10:47pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
No he's the forum police, but he has a selective memory, depends whose ar5e he has his tongue up!
ghk. You have a particular issue with one poster here. Give it a rest mate.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.[/p][/quote]No he's the forum police, but he has a selective memory, depends whose ar5e he has his tongue up![/p][/quote]ghk. You have a particular issue with one poster here. Give it a rest mate. Baddesley Bill
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11:08pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
No, I don't work at the Echo - I just know how to use Google.

Anyway, I was only using you as an example of someone who posted one thing before NA went and have become a fervent supporter of his overnight.

There are dozens like you; as I say, you're only an example to highlight the hysteria.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.[/p][/quote]No, I don't work at the Echo - I just know how to use Google. Anyway, I was only using you as an example of someone who posted one thing before NA went and have become a fervent supporter of his overnight. There are dozens like you; as I say, you're only an example to highlight the hysteria. Velleity
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11:11pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Velleity says...

ghk230473 wrote:
three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
No he's the forum police, but he has a selective memory, depends whose ar5e he has his tongue up!
GHK, not going to quote endlessly but I note your repsonse above is yet another post about me personally rather than any response to the content of my post. The trend continues.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.[/p][/quote]No he's the forum police, but he has a selective memory, depends whose ar5e he has his tongue up![/p][/quote]GHK, not going to quote endlessly but I note your repsonse above is yet another post about me personally rather than any response to the content of my post. The trend continues. Velleity
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11:13pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Velleity says...

Whoops, I *did* quote by mistake. Sorry for that; didn't intend that. I meant:

GHK, not going to quote endlessly but I note your response above is yet another post about me personally rather than any discussion of the content of my post. The trend continues.
Whoops, I *did* quote by mistake. Sorry for that; didn't intend that. I meant: GHK, not going to quote endlessly but I note your response above is yet another post about me personally rather than any discussion of the content of my post. The trend continues. Velleity
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11:30pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ghk230473 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
No he's the forum police, but he has a selective memory, depends whose ar5e he has his tongue up!
ghk. You have a particular issue with one poster here. Give it a rest mate.
Not an issue, just like to see a bit of continuity. Funny, some on here like to lord it over others but can't take back, and you sticking up for him does him no favours.
You may have won the bet but were wrong, I predicted this a year ago. A good supporter you may well be, but in the long run failing to admit that cortese is a wrong un will do the club no favours, history proves it.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.[/p][/quote]No he's the forum police, but he has a selective memory, depends whose ar5e he has his tongue up![/p][/quote]ghk. You have a particular issue with one poster here. Give it a rest mate.[/p][/quote]Not an issue, just like to see a bit of continuity. Funny, some on here like to lord it over others but can't take back, and you sticking up for him does him no favours. You may have won the bet but were wrong, I predicted this a year ago. A good supporter you may well be, but in the long run failing to admit that cortese is a wrong un will do the club no favours, history proves it. ghk230473
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1:26am Sun 20 Jan 13

megacycle says...

well said sir Lawrie. thanks, sorry and best of luck legend Nige. hope to God cortege hasn't dropped us right in the sh1t!
well said sir Lawrie. thanks, sorry and best of luck legend Nige. hope to God cortege hasn't dropped us right in the sh1t! megacycle
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3:05am Sun 20 Jan 13

TEBOURBA says...

I thought the spirits of Christmas had visited NC and he had reformed, particularly, when he appointed Terry Paine, as Honorary President.
I should have known a leopard doesn't change its spots and he is a shyster through and through.
He has no respect for others, he didn't even have the guts to attend the press conference, heralding the new manager.
No doubt he has done a confidentiality deal with Nigel like he did with AP preventing Nigel from spilling the beans on what an out and out shyster NC is.
I hope Nigel takes him to the cleaners.
If they made a Godfather 4, NC could walk in to the part of Michael Corleone play himself and get an Oscar!
Men like LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss, who know the game inside out, know what they are talking about, as do 95% of Saints fans.
Saints may be successful under NC but at what price? --- he has blackened the name of a great club, dragging it through his own personal cesspit.
Respect and loyalty has been earned by the likes of LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss and Nigel Adkins, the latter an example to all, of honesty, modesty, experience
and skill -- a genuine good bloke and a successful manager -- a rare combination -- who Saints fans would have been proud to have at the helm for years to come.
I wish Nigel all the success in the world, I will follow his fortunes avidly as no doubt the supporters of SUFC have done since he left them.
I hope Cortese reaps what he sows.
I expect Terry Paine to resign his position as Honorary President in protest, if he doesn't he will be seen as supporting and condoning a shyster and Terry's own great reputation, certainly among the Saints supporters who cheered him on in his heyday at the Dell, will be eroded bit by bit until it no longer exists.
I thought the spirits of Christmas had visited NC and he had reformed, particularly, when he appointed Terry Paine, as Honorary President. I should have known a leopard doesn't change its spots and he is a shyster through and through. He has no respect for others, he didn't even have the guts to attend the press conference, heralding the new manager. No doubt he has done a confidentiality deal with Nigel like he did with AP preventing Nigel from spilling the beans on what an out and out shyster NC is. I hope Nigel takes him to the cleaners. If they made a Godfather 4, NC could walk in to the part of Michael Corleone play himself and get an Oscar! Men like LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss, who know the game inside out, know what they are talking about, as do 95% of Saints fans. Saints may be successful under NC but at what price? --- he has blackened the name of a great club, dragging it through his own personal cesspit. Respect and loyalty has been earned by the likes of LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss and Nigel Adkins, the latter an example to all, of honesty, modesty, experience and skill -- a genuine good bloke and a successful manager -- a rare combination -- who Saints fans would have been proud to have at the helm for years to come. I wish Nigel all the success in the world, I will follow his fortunes avidly as no doubt the supporters of SUFC have done since he left them. I hope Cortese reaps what he sows. I expect Terry Paine to resign his position as Honorary President in protest, if he doesn't he will be seen as supporting and condoning a shyster and Terry's own great reputation, certainly among the Saints supporters who cheered him on in his heyday at the Dell, will be eroded bit by bit until it no longer exists. TEBOURBA
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6:31am Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
I thought the spirits of Christmas had visited NC and he had reformed, particularly, when he appointed Terry Paine, as Honorary President.
I should have known a leopard doesn't change its spots and he is a shyster through and through.
He has no respect for others, he didn't even have the guts to attend the press conference, heralding the new manager.
No doubt he has done a confidentiality deal with Nigel like he did with AP preventing Nigel from spilling the beans on what an out and out shyster NC is.
I hope Nigel takes him to the cleaners.
If they made a Godfather 4, NC could walk in to the part of Michael Corleone play himself and get an Oscar!
Men like LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss, who know the game inside out, know what they are talking about, as do 95% of Saints fans.
Saints may be successful under NC but at what price? --- he has blackened the name of a great club, dragging it through his own personal cesspit.
Respect and loyalty has been earned by the likes of LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss and Nigel Adkins, the latter an example to all, of honesty, modesty, experience
and skill -- a genuine good bloke and a successful manager -- a rare combination -- who Saints fans would have been proud to have at the helm for years to come.
I wish Nigel all the success in the world, I will follow his fortunes avidly as no doubt the supporters of SUFC have done since he left them.
I hope Cortese reaps what he sows.
I expect Terry Paine to resign his position as Honorary President in protest, if he doesn't he will be seen as supporting and condoning a shyster and Terry's own great reputation, certainly among the Saints supporters who cheered him on in his heyday at the Dell, will be eroded bit by bit until it no longer exists.
Don't forget solent interiors!
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: I thought the spirits of Christmas had visited NC and he had reformed, particularly, when he appointed Terry Paine, as Honorary President. I should have known a leopard doesn't change its spots and he is a shyster through and through. He has no respect for others, he didn't even have the guts to attend the press conference, heralding the new manager. No doubt he has done a confidentiality deal with Nigel like he did with AP preventing Nigel from spilling the beans on what an out and out shyster NC is. I hope Nigel takes him to the cleaners. If they made a Godfather 4, NC could walk in to the part of Michael Corleone play himself and get an Oscar! Men like LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss, who know the game inside out, know what they are talking about, as do 95% of Saints fans. Saints may be successful under NC but at what price? --- he has blackened the name of a great club, dragging it through his own personal cesspit. Respect and loyalty has been earned by the likes of LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss and Nigel Adkins, the latter an example to all, of honesty, modesty, experience and skill -- a genuine good bloke and a successful manager -- a rare combination -- who Saints fans would have been proud to have at the helm for years to come. I wish Nigel all the success in the world, I will follow his fortunes avidly as no doubt the supporters of SUFC have done since he left them. I hope Cortese reaps what he sows. I expect Terry Paine to resign his position as Honorary President in protest, if he doesn't he will be seen as supporting and condoning a shyster and Terry's own great reputation, certainly among the Saints supporters who cheered him on in his heyday at the Dell, will be eroded bit by bit until it no longer exists.[/p][/quote]Don't forget solent interiors! warrens 76
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7:37am Sun 20 Jan 13

Dubai-saints89 says...

im sure were all still pretty pi**ed Adkins has gone and im sure we really want to show our frustration to the board and the new manager but i honestly think we should support the new manager and the boards decision with respect. i was a bit cheesed of when pardrew got the sack but Adkins came in and delivered. you never know, this new bloke might be even better. i just hope we don't wave those white hanky's and protest outside the club because its not going to bring him back nor is it going to help us stay in the lge. we should show full support and focus on cheering the lads during the game
im sure were all still pretty pi**ed Adkins has gone and im sure we really want to show our frustration to the board and the new manager but i honestly think we should support the new manager and the boards decision with respect. i was a bit cheesed of when pardrew got the sack but Adkins came in and delivered. you never know, this new bloke might be even better. i just hope we don't wave those white hanky's and protest outside the club because its not going to bring him back nor is it going to help us stay in the lge. we should show full support and focus on cheering the lads during the game Dubai-saints89
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8:17am Sun 20 Jan 13

SFC-1982 says...

poshdave wrote:
Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it..................

..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

....................

....
as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league..............

....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while...............

.....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!
Completely deluded.
[quote][p][bold]poshdave[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how ruthless NA's sacking has been, I'm embarrassed about all of it.................. ..... NC was defo right about Pardew, but even if it proves not to be devastating to the club appointing Pocy, for me my support will always feel a bit tainted now while we still have NC........ of course I want us to be successful, but doing things in the right way makes you enjoy the success that much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .................... .... as for NA being linked to Blackpool I feel embarrassed that's he's been linked with them...........he should be well out their league.............. ....and finally we have to remember it's us the supporters that own the club..........people coming in with the money are just the custodians for a while............... .....we are the football club and people on the board and NC must remember what we think and what we care about really does matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Completely deluded. SFC-1982
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8:43am Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintinCanada says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
I thought the spirits of Christmas had visited NC and he had reformed, particularly, when he appointed Terry Paine, as Honorary President.
I should have known a leopard doesn't change its spots and he is a shyster through and through.
He has no respect for others, he didn't even have the guts to attend the press conference, heralding the new manager.
No doubt he has done a confidentiality deal with Nigel like he did with AP preventing Nigel from spilling the beans on what an out and out shyster NC is.
I hope Nigel takes him to the cleaners.
If they made a Godfather 4, NC could walk in to the part of Michael Corleone play himself and get an Oscar!
Men like LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss, who know the game inside out, know what they are talking about, as do 95% of Saints fans.
Saints may be successful under NC but at what price? --- he has blackened the name of a great club, dragging it through his own personal cesspit.
Respect and loyalty has been earned by the likes of LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss and Nigel Adkins, the latter an example to all, of honesty, modesty, experience
and skill -- a genuine good bloke and a successful manager -- a rare combination -- who Saints fans would have been proud to have at the helm for years to come.
I wish Nigel all the success in the world, I will follow his fortunes avidly as no doubt the supporters of SUFC have done since he left them.
I hope Cortese reaps what he sows.
I expect Terry Paine to resign his position as Honorary President in protest, if he doesn't he will be seen as supporting and condoning a shyster and Terry's own great reputation, certainly among the Saints supporters who cheered him on in his heyday at the Dell, will be eroded bit by bit until it no longer exists.
Tebourba Way - like the road between Maybush and Shirley.

"THE LIGHTS ARE ON......
.....BUT NOBODY'S HOME"
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: I thought the spirits of Christmas had visited NC and he had reformed, particularly, when he appointed Terry Paine, as Honorary President. I should have known a leopard doesn't change its spots and he is a shyster through and through. He has no respect for others, he didn't even have the guts to attend the press conference, heralding the new manager. No doubt he has done a confidentiality deal with Nigel like he did with AP preventing Nigel from spilling the beans on what an out and out shyster NC is. I hope Nigel takes him to the cleaners. If they made a Godfather 4, NC could walk in to the part of Michael Corleone play himself and get an Oscar! Men like LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss, who know the game inside out, know what they are talking about, as do 95% of Saints fans. Saints may be successful under NC but at what price? --- he has blackened the name of a great club, dragging it through his own personal cesspit. Respect and loyalty has been earned by the likes of LMcM, Fergie, LeTiss and Nigel Adkins, the latter an example to all, of honesty, modesty, experience and skill -- a genuine good bloke and a successful manager -- a rare combination -- who Saints fans would have been proud to have at the helm for years to come. I wish Nigel all the success in the world, I will follow his fortunes avidly as no doubt the supporters of SUFC have done since he left them. I hope Cortese reaps what he sows. I expect Terry Paine to resign his position as Honorary President in protest, if he doesn't he will be seen as supporting and condoning a shyster and Terry's own great reputation, certainly among the Saints supporters who cheered him on in his heyday at the Dell, will be eroded bit by bit until it no longer exists.[/p][/quote]Tebourba Way - like the road between Maybush and Shirley. "THE LIGHTS ARE ON...... .....BUT NOBODY'S HOME" SaintinCanada
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9:35am Sun 20 Jan 13

callcopse says...

As far as I can make out it seems to be 99% acknowledged that Cortese has acted like a (see you next Tuesday). The real split seems to be amongst supporters who think he may be a hard-nosed (see you next Tuesday) or just a stupid (see you next Tuesday). Pretty much everyone else thinks he's just a stupid (see you next Tuesday) who did not really understand how far Nigel had taken things with the budget he had.

I'll go with stupid (see you next Tuesday) whilst reserving my right to change my mind.
As far as I can make out it seems to be 99% acknowledged that Cortese has acted like a (see you next Tuesday). The real split seems to be amongst supporters who think he may be a hard-nosed (see you next Tuesday) or just a stupid (see you next Tuesday). Pretty much everyone else thinks he's just a stupid (see you next Tuesday) who did not really understand how far Nigel had taken things with the budget he had. I'll go with stupid (see you next Tuesday) whilst reserving my right to change my mind. callcopse
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10:49am Sun 20 Jan 13

three halves says...

Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
St Forlife wrote:
Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back.

The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that.

Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself.

I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!!
Go!
Support our team.
Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on.
The players need our possitivity.

Did you see that?

There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us.

COYS
Nice one - I'll be there!
Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.
Will do! COYR :O)
I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.
Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .
He popped up seven days ago.

He posted this little beauty yesterday morning:

--------
three halves says...
10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13
If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
---------

Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before.

I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about.

I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games).

The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.
So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.
No, I don't work at the Echo - I just know how to use Google.

Anyway, I was only using you as an example of someone who posted one thing before NA went and have become a fervent supporter of his overnight.

There are dozens like you; as I say, you're only an example to highlight the hysteria.
If you read my post that you have quoted it is quite obvious to anybody what it means.
I said if NA were to go at least get in manager proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off.
That is exactly what has happened and why myself and many others are angry
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Forlife[/bold] wrote: Sleeping on this it seems to me that the timing was all about the fear of Nigel becoming a success. He clearly had given the nod to the new guy (can't even remember his namio without going back to look it up) because he has bee 'studying' the players for a matter of weeks - so it has been in the bag behind Nigel's back. The fear was starting to grow with Cortese that he had a very good manager under him - but there is something non-football going on here!! The longer he left it the higher up the table Saints would be - Cortese didn't want that. Cortese is about himself - his ego in achieving something - Southampton FC is just a product. he will think he's doing it for the club but he is doing it for himself. I like one or two others on here are toiling with the decision to go on Monday. Being there makes me feel party to everything and the force behind the blade in his back. But I will always be a Saint - what a conundrum - I have a 40 mile each way trip to each match - kind hope the snow keeps falling and makes the decision for me!![/p][/quote]Go! Support our team. Thats what we do,lets show our appreciation of Nigel,show our discust at the way he was deposed, then move on. The players need our possitivity. Did you see that? There's little bit of Nigel left in all of us. COYS[/p][/quote]Nice one - I'll be there![/p][/quote]Enjoy the game and support the dictator and the way the club is heading.[/p][/quote]Will do! COYR :O)[/p][/quote]I wasent speaking to you obviously if you care to look.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? , never seen you around these parts before .[/p][/quote]He popped up seven days ago. He posted this little beauty yesterday morning: -------- three halves says... 10:11am Fri 18 Jan 13 If there is a change of manager on the horizon at least get someone who is proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. --------- Interesting that at that point there was no statement that NA must not go, just concern about who would replace him. No deep principle, just a normal, straightforward comment. I only noticed it because I'd never seen the poster's name before. I mention it just because we seem to be hearing from plenty of people who didn't give a toss about NA (even some who wanted him to go, even some who wanted him to go last season for being tactically naive) but who are now ready to bomb the management suite at St Mary's over NA's departure. No names, no pack drill but there's a lot of it about. I stress, I hate the fact that Nigel's gone: he was a breath of fresh air in a dirty industry. I suspect he'll end up proving to be a great manager. I took a great deal of slating for supporting him through thick and thin. But he's gone. All that's consistent in this is the *team* and they will have my unconditional support on Monday (and for all games). The hypocrisy and amateur dramatics on here from some posters is a bit overwhelming.[/p][/quote]So you work at the echo with your knowledge about when people put comments on here,no suprise there with the attitude you show to people which i find rather sad.[/p][/quote]No, I don't work at the Echo - I just know how to use Google. Anyway, I was only using you as an example of someone who posted one thing before NA went and have become a fervent supporter of his overnight. There are dozens like you; as I say, you're only an example to highlight the hysteria.[/p][/quote]If you read my post that you have quoted it is quite obvious to anybody what it means. I said if NA were to go at least get in manager proven at the top level and not a foreigner no one has heard off. That is exactly what has happened and why myself and many others are angry three halves
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10:53am Sun 20 Jan 13

oldboy67 says...

charge the so called supporters3 times what they are paying now then they can have there say,this man has spent 30 mil of your money then leaves his top men on the bench,not the first time i might add would you trust him,he is not good enough for this division,you all asked for someone to take over with lots of money and who would spend it on the club you have that now now you still want to run the show you all have very short memorys about the not to distant passed,dont take notice of the big man from up north he left the club when he felt like it did he ask you if it was ok by you no i dont think so.he who pays the piper calls the tune, if you dont like it dont go,cortese is the right man for the job.
charge the so called supporters3 times what they are paying now then they can have there say,this man has spent 30 mil of your money then leaves his top men on the bench,not the first time i might add would you trust him,he is not good enough for this division,you all asked for someone to take over with lots of money and who would spend it on the club you have that now now you still want to run the show you all have very short memorys about the not to distant passed,dont take notice of the big man from up north he left the club when he felt like it did he ask you if it was ok by you no i dont think so.he who pays the piper calls the tune, if you dont like it dont go,cortese is the right man for the job. oldboy67
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12:35pm Sun 20 Jan 13

George4th says...

This article was written by someone who left Southampton to manage Sunderland, and failed! He is part of the distant past. (Yes, he did a great job while at Saints - end of).
Look around you, how many TOP English managers/coaches do you see? Hardly any! Why? Because those magnificent men who coached/managed in the past forgot to keep up with the times!!
This article was written by someone who left Southampton to manage Sunderland, and failed! He is part of the distant past. (Yes, he did a great job while at Saints - end of). Look around you, how many TOP English managers/coaches do you see? Hardly any! Why? Because those magnificent men who coached/managed in the past forgot to keep up with the times!! George4th
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2:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

MiltonRoad says...

El Santo wrote:
three halves wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
insane saint wrote:
three halves wrote:
Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.
r u avin a laff
You will come back.

TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..!

Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..
The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday.
Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me.
I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.
I agree. Following a club is not about winning it's about feeling a connection with the team, with the players, the manager, the chairman... it is important to know that certain things are respected and sacking NA in this way shows that Cortese doesn't give 2 sh1ts about the fans and that he is recklessly gambling our future as a club.
The gamble may work, yes, but the reputation of out club will forever be damaged.
Agree 100% with this. All the 'NC know's what he is doing' comments miss the point. He has no respect for the history of our club and, worst of all, no respect for the fans. What next - merge with Poopey and rellocate the stadium to Fareham? Would that be OK? Would all you "NC know's what he's doing' supporters still be saying the same thing then?
We all want success and maybe this new guy will bring it. But this is the wrong time and the wrong way to do it. NA has achieved miracles and deserves much better. The fans love him. It seems the players were behind him and the performances on the pitch were improving. This decision was wrong and the way it was done was worse. I fear this is the beginning of a downward spiral - relegation, fans revolt, Cortese getting pi**ed off and leaving, return to financial meltdown. A sad, sad, day in the history of SFC.
[quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Times like these call for extreme measures,my season ticket and saints shirt are going in the bin and from this moment i am going to support pompey.[/p][/quote]r u avin a laff[/p][/quote]You will come back. TOGETHER AS ONE!!! RED ARRMY..! Ooh, a little red army came over me all of a sudden..[/p][/quote]The way this business has been conducted disgusts me and im more angry now than yesterday. Even the more critical of NA like myself have been won over by him over the last ten or so games so knowing what was going on behind his back has done it for me. I know fans will all have different opinions but to blindly follow the club whatever happens is not for me.[/p][/quote]I agree. Following a club is not about winning it's about feeling a connection with the team, with the players, the manager, the chairman... it is important to know that certain things are respected and sacking NA in this way shows that Cortese doesn't give 2 sh1ts about the fans and that he is recklessly gambling our future as a club. The gamble may work, yes, but the reputation of out club will forever be damaged.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% with this. All the 'NC know's what he is doing' comments miss the point. He has no respect for the history of our club and, worst of all, no respect for the fans. What next - merge with Poopey and rellocate the stadium to Fareham? Would that be OK? Would all you "NC know's what he's doing' supporters still be saying the same thing then? We all want success and maybe this new guy will bring it. But this is the wrong time and the wrong way to do it. NA has achieved miracles and deserves much better. The fans love him. It seems the players were behind him and the performances on the pitch were improving. This decision was wrong and the way it was done was worse. I fear this is the beginning of a downward spiral - relegation, fans revolt, Cortese getting pi**ed off and leaving, return to financial meltdown. A sad, sad, day in the history of SFC. MiltonRoad
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7:23pm Sun 20 Jan 13

holm resident says...

N . C made the right decision with adkins and although we r all upset with the decision to sack him, and the time and way it was done.

Lets just thank adkins wish him all the best in the future. He is a good man with a really good foreseeable future.

Lets show our appreciation for adkins at the begining of tomorrows game the n get behind our new manager move on and hope n . c has made the right decision cause he has so far even though we question them at the time
N . C made the right decision with adkins and although we r all upset with the decision to sack him, and the time and way it was done. Lets just thank adkins wish him all the best in the future. He is a good man with a really good foreseeable future. Lets show our appreciation for adkins at the begining of tomorrows game the n get behind our new manager move on and hope n . c has made the right decision cause he has so far even though we question them at the time holm resident
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