Fans' spokesman 'flabbergasted' by sacking

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins

First published in Saints News

Saints fans’ spokesman Mike O’Callaghan has been left “flabbergasted” by the club’s sacking of Nigel Adkins.

The SISA man was as stunned as anyone to learn of Adkins’ fate as the successful and popular manager was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.

“I’m flabbergasted,” he said.

“He’s obviously planned to sack Adkins because the new guy is in position and that guy got sacked (by Espanyol) in November.

“I don’t get it. I don’t get the appointment.

“The chairman must be the only person who has seen negative things in the job Nigel Adkins was doing.

“My phone has been red hot with fans of Newcastle, Everton, Stoke, some from London clubs, and none of them can understand it either.

“Why get rid of someone with Premier League experience and replace him with someone with no Premier League experience at all.

“We are 15th in the table, averaging a point a game ... if you had told Saints fans last August we’d be averaging a point a game come January 99 per cent would have snapped your hand off.

“I would have. I would have been delighted with 17th, let alone a few positions higher.

“We have only lost two in 12, drawn at Fulham, Stoke, won at Aston Villa and drawn at Chelsea and we are six points above Reading and they’ve kept their manager.”

“If we had sacked Adkins and appointed an established manager from abroad or the Premier League – say, the Wigan manager – people would have understood.

“But the new guy can’t even speak English.

“You saw the problems Capello had when he was with England, and he could speak some English.

“I see Adkins’ backroom staff have also gone, so who’s going to communicate with the players?”

O’Callaghan, a lifelong Saints fan for over four decades, knows Pochettino won’t have much of a honeymoon period at St Mary’s, not with Saints still embroiled in a relegation scrap.

“Our next three games are Everton, Manchester United and Wigan,” he said. “They would have been hard games with Nigel Adkins in charge.

“They would have been tough matches even with a manager who knew all the players, knew how to motivate them and get the best out of them.

“Look at what Adkins has done with Jason Puncheon?

“As far as I can see, there were no negatives with Nigel Adkins.

“The timing is all wrong.”

O’Callaghan, 54, felt the decision was typical of the way the club is currently being run.

He again called for more interaction between the hierarchy and the supporters to clear lines of communication and explain major decisions.

“Mr Cortese, like when he got rid of Alan Pardew after a 4-0 win away to Bristol Rovers, baffles me,” he said.

“I’m a fan that cares about our club.

“What has Adkins done wrong?

“It must be a clash of personalities because he’s sacked him and the other guy has been appointed on the same day.

“Cortese is not prepared to meet the fans other than cherry picking season ticket holders.

“Together we stand we hear at Saints but there is no relationship between the club and the fans.

“Where is the continuity?

“I thought the dark days we had with Rupert Lowe in charge were over.

“Now here we are again, a laughing stock again.

“At least Rupert Lowe was the chairman of a PLC, Cortese is only the right hand man of the people who own the club.

“Cortese should realise it was ‘In Nigel We Trust’, not ‘In Nicola We Trust’.

“Cortese should have been there on Friday explaining the decision.

“Why wasn’t he there?

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11:10am Sun 20 Jan 13

Brusher Mills says...

Spokesman, lol. Who for him and Perry.
Spokesman, lol. Who for him and Perry. Brusher Mills
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11:16am Sun 20 Jan 13

skatebait says...

Doesn't speak for me... obviously happy with being a lower prem team.. I for one want more for my club
Doesn't speak for me... obviously happy with being a lower prem team.. I for one want more for my club skatebait
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11:16am Sun 20 Jan 13

Just another reader says...

No offence mike, but you're the self appointed spokesman for you and your mate. Yes, we're all flabergasted by what's gone on, but please don't think you represent the voice of the fans.
No offence mike, but you're the self appointed spokesman for you and your mate. Yes, we're all flabergasted by what's gone on, but please don't think you represent the voice of the fans. Just another reader
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11:17am Sun 20 Jan 13

romsey-saint says...

Who elected him as spokesman? He definitely doesn't speak for me.
Who elected him as spokesman? He definitely doesn't speak for me. romsey-saint
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11:19am Sun 20 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

A lot of fans compare the situation with what happened to Pardew a couple of years ago.
One massive difference, Pardews' replacement was hired 3 weeks after his departure, Adkins replacement was hired 3 weeks before he was sacked.

Lower than a snakes belly NC.
A lot of fans compare the situation with what happened to Pardew a couple of years ago. One massive difference, Pardews' replacement was hired 3 weeks after his departure, Adkins replacement was hired 3 weeks before he was sacked. Lower than a snakes belly NC. costa gaz
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11:23am Sun 20 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

romsey-saint wrote:
Who elected him as spokesman? He definitely doesn't speak for me.
Blame the Echo for this, O'Callaghan does not consider himself to be the fans spokesman, the Echo have asked for his views and he has given them.
The headline is set to evoke this sort of reaction.
[quote][p][bold]romsey-saint[/bold] wrote: Who elected him as spokesman? He definitely doesn't speak for me.[/p][/quote]Blame the Echo for this, O'Callaghan does not consider himself to be the fans spokesman, the Echo have asked for his views and he has given them. The headline is set to evoke this sort of reaction. costa gaz
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11:25am Sun 20 Jan 13

wiltssaint says...

I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?! wiltssaint
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11:26am Sun 20 Jan 13

magnette says...

One game off relegation, the worst defence in PL history; if Lambert got flu Saints would be below QPR. Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair. Thank God NC has the courage to make difficult decisions in good time. The Saints Supporters Trust should do as their name suggest - support and trust.
One game off relegation, the worst defence in PL history; if Lambert got flu Saints would be below QPR. Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair. Thank God NC has the courage to make difficult decisions in good time. The Saints Supporters Trust should do as their name suggest - support and trust. magnette
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11:27am Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

"Saints fans’ spokesman Mike O’Callaghan."?

It should read: "Saints fan’s spokesman Mike O’Callaghan."

Spot the difference?

No matter how angry the sacking made me or how much I might not agree with it, it's done. Now let's move on and support the Saints - players AND new manager.
"Saints fans’ spokesman Mike O’Callaghan."? It should read: "Saints fan’s spokesman Mike O’Callaghan." Spot the difference? No matter how angry the sacking made me or how much I might not agree with it, it's done. Now let's move on and support the Saints - players AND new manager. Strasbourg Saint
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11:27am Sun 20 Jan 13

oldboy67 says...

hi how much have you got in the club, money that is, years of support dont pay the bills.do you tell your boss what to do, at least the supports down the road are trying to put cash into there club all we seem to do is moan when we don`t have money to buy when we do we are still the same think how many would like to have are owners.
hi how much have you got in the club, money that is, years of support dont pay the bills.do you tell your boss what to do, at least the supports down the road are trying to put cash into there club all we seem to do is moan when we don`t have money to buy when we do we are still the same think how many would like to have are owners. oldboy67
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11:28am Sun 20 Jan 13

Bazultra says...

I only want the best for our club too but fact is as much as I have trusted Cortese upto now the handling of Nigel is nothing other than a disgrace!!!
I only want the best for our club too but fact is as much as I have trusted Cortese upto now the handling of Nigel is nothing other than a disgrace!!! Bazultra
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11:31am Sun 20 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

Get behind the new manager, he could be the new best thing, we all support the club not the management, seriously what has cortese done wrong get so far? Every decision he has made had been the correct one, he should be hailed as a Saint not a sinner, through his guidance and decisions we are a premiere league team, get behind the manager and cortese,
Get behind the new manager, he could be the new best thing, we all support the club not the management, seriously what has cortese done wrong get so far? Every decision he has made had been the correct one, he should be hailed as a Saint not a sinner, through his guidance and decisions we are a premiere league team, get behind the manager and cortese, InCortesewetrust
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11:31am Sun 20 Jan 13

tomw1234 says...

Fans spokesman? I've never even heard of the guy! Who does he think he is? I personally am now looking forward to the future with Saints. I support the new manager and I support our team. This ridiculous idea of waving white hankies...where did that come from? You don't represent even half of the Saints support mate so sit down and shut up.
Fans spokesman? I've never even heard of the guy! Who does he think he is? I personally am now looking forward to the future with Saints. I support the new manager and I support our team. This ridiculous idea of waving white hankies...where did that come from? You don't represent even half of the Saints support mate so sit down and shut up. tomw1234
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11:34am Sun 20 Jan 13

thomasupton says...

oldboy67 wrote:
hi how much have you got in the club, money that is, years of support dont pay the bills.do you tell your boss what to do, at least the supports down the road are trying to put cash into there club all we seem to do is moan when we don`t have money to buy when we do we are still the same think how many would like to have are owners.
Please tell me who pays the bills if no one bought season tickets and didn't buy tickets for the games? Cortese is not our boss.
[quote][p][bold]oldboy67[/bold] wrote: hi how much have you got in the club, money that is, years of support dont pay the bills.do you tell your boss what to do, at least the supports down the road are trying to put cash into there club all we seem to do is moan when we don`t have money to buy when we do we are still the same think how many would like to have are owners.[/p][/quote]Please tell me who pays the bills if no one bought season tickets and didn't buy tickets for the games? Cortese is not our boss. thomasupton
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11:34am Sun 20 Jan 13

wiltssaint says...

Bazultra, just how much do you know about the 'handling of Nigel'? Do any of us know how he was handled? When he was informed? Under what terms/pay-off he was sacked? Whats been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks/months?
Bazultra, just how much do you know about the 'handling of Nigel'? Do any of us know how he was handled? When he was informed? Under what terms/pay-off he was sacked? Whats been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks/months? wiltssaint
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11:35am Sun 20 Jan 13

sfc_block34 says...

As far as I'm concerned, Mike O'Callaghan can f*ck off
As far as I'm concerned, Mike O'Callaghan can f*ck off sfc_block34
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11:36am Sun 20 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
[quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick Sally Hamilton Original
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11:37am Sun 20 Jan 13

thomasupton says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Get behind the new manager, he could be the new best thing, we all support the club not the management, seriously what has cortese done wrong get so far? Every decision he has made had been the correct one, he should be hailed as a Saint not a sinner, through his guidance and decisions we are a premiere league team, get behind the manager and cortese,
I will not get behind Cortese's decision to sack a Adkins just when we had stability in the club. God help him if we lose tomorrow night.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Get behind the new manager, he could be the new best thing, we all support the club not the management, seriously what has cortese done wrong get so far? Every decision he has made had been the correct one, he should be hailed as a Saint not a sinner, through his guidance and decisions we are a premiere league team, get behind the manager and cortese,[/p][/quote]I will not get behind Cortese's decision to sack a Adkins just when we had stability in the club. God help him if we lose tomorrow night. thomasupton
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11:37am Sun 20 Jan 13

mesaint says...

i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though. mesaint
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11:39am Sun 20 Jan 13

tomw1234 says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
You hope we go down 5 nil? And you call yourself a Saints supporter? Do everyone a favour mate and **** off down the road to the blue scum because we don't want your negativity and ridiculous comments.
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]You hope we go down 5 nil? And you call yourself a Saints supporter? Do everyone a favour mate and **** off down the road to the blue scum because we don't want your negativity and ridiculous comments. tomw1234
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11:40am Sun 20 Jan 13

wiltssaint says...

'mesaint' with those comments you are quite clearly demonstrating that you are no kind of saint at all
'mesaint' with those comments you are quite clearly demonstrating that you are no kind of saint at all wiltssaint
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11:40am Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

I'm shocked, he's shocked, she's shocked.... We get it everyone is shocked by what has happend! That isn't going to change anything.
I'm gutted for Nigel, he was doing a good job and starting to get the team playing better, but get over it, no one has died and im sure he's been paid well unlike some people i know who have just lost their jobs. Nigel will walk straight into another job so lets just get things into perspective. NC is a man in a hurry and I for one am excited about what he's trying to achieve. Lets move on and get behind the team and the new manager because you never know this may be a good thing!!!
I'm shocked, he's shocked, she's shocked.... We get it everyone is shocked by what has happend! That isn't going to change anything. I'm gutted for Nigel, he was doing a good job and starting to get the team playing better, but get over it, no one has died and im sure he's been paid well unlike some people i know who have just lost their jobs. Nigel will walk straight into another job so lets just get things into perspective. NC is a man in a hurry and I for one am excited about what he's trying to achieve. Lets move on and get behind the team and the new manager because you never know this may be a good thing!!! SaintMark
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11:42am Sun 20 Jan 13

miltonarcher says...

Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three.

Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.
Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three. Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one. miltonarcher
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11:42am Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMark says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
Yawn... Skunt!!
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]Yawn... Skunt!! SaintMark
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11:43am Sun 20 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Mesaint... You just about sum up everything the term "loyal" supporter is not. I support the team not one person. Think you are in the wrong sport
Mesaint... You just about sum up everything the term "loyal" supporter is not. I support the team not one person. Think you are in the wrong sport Sally Hamilton Original
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11:43am Sun 20 Jan 13

Dookiez says...

mike doesn't speak for me!...
I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..
mike doesn't speak for me!... I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us.. Dookiez
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11:47am Sun 20 Jan 13

El Santo says...

Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"?
My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business.
So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say.
We will reap what we saw.
Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"? My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business. So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say. We will reap what we saw. El Santo
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11:48am Sun 20 Jan 13

saintmac says...

What is done is done.NC is a shrewd
business man, runs the Club as such
and does not make descisions without
a lot of thought and research.He felt
NA had taken us as far as he could
and is now putting into place the next
stage of the plan for the Club.With
the amount invested he does not make
off the cuff decisions.
I loved NA and am sorry to see him go
but I was unsure about some of his tactics, choice of players.
NC does need to greatly improve his
PR and I would hope that the strength
of feeling will mean that he will give
an interview and explain where he
sees the Club going from here.
We all have our different opinions and I
respect those of you with different
opinions from mine.
However, if you are a TRUE fan you
will not boycott matches,boo the
manager etc but give 100% support
to the team. Only by doing this will we
have a good chance of avoiding relegation.
Did Nigel work so hard for it all to be
thrown away by bitterness ,ill feeling
and lack of support? NO HE DID NOT.
If the passion of your support for him
on these threads is anything to go by
then you will show your support for
Nigel by transferring this passion into
support for the team and MP.
Nigel always appreciated us,the
supporters.DON'T LET HIM DOWN
ON MONDAY.


iis
What is done is done.NC is a shrewd business man, runs the Club as such and does not make descisions without a lot of thought and research.He felt NA had taken us as far as he could and is now putting into place the next stage of the plan for the Club.With the amount invested he does not make off the cuff decisions. I loved NA and am sorry to see him go but I was unsure about some of his tactics, choice of players. NC does need to greatly improve his PR and I would hope that the strength of feeling will mean that he will give an interview and explain where he sees the Club going from here. We all have our different opinions and I respect those of you with different opinions from mine. However, if you are a TRUE fan you will not boycott matches,boo the manager etc but give 100% support to the team. Only by doing this will we have a good chance of avoiding relegation. Did Nigel work so hard for it all to be thrown away by bitterness ,ill feeling and lack of support? NO HE DID NOT. If the passion of your support for him on these threads is anything to go by then you will show your support for Nigel by transferring this passion into support for the team and MP. Nigel always appreciated us,the supporters.DON'T LET HIM DOWN ON MONDAY. iis saintmac
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11:49am Sun 20 Jan 13

three halves says...

Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode.
It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans.
It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.
Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode. It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans. It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness. three halves
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11:49am Sun 20 Jan 13

thomasupton says...

El Santo wrote:
Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"?
My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business.
So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say.
We will reap what we saw.
Wouldn't be surprised if lallana went he worked pretty close with Dean Wilkins who was also sacked.
[quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"? My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business. So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say. We will reap what we saw.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't be surprised if lallana went he worked pretty close with Dean Wilkins who was also sacked. thomasupton
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11:50am Sun 20 Jan 13

Velleity says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
If we lose 5-0 on Monday, we'll still not have NA as manager, NC will still be chairman and MP will still be manager. We'll just be closer to relegation.

Unthinking drama queens, all of you who are making statements like that. You sounds like kids in the park.

Look, what's happened has happened. Whatever you think of NC, the *team* needs your support.
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]If we lose 5-0 on Monday, we'll still not have NA as manager, NC will still be chairman and MP will still be manager. We'll just be closer to relegation. Unthinking drama queens, all of you who are making statements like that. You sounds like kids in the park. Look, what's happened has happened. Whatever you think of NC, the *team* needs your support. Velleity
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11:52am Sun 20 Jan 13

mustard says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three.

Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.
we could well about to be on a run to take us back to the bottom three, but that may have happened with NA in charge too, certainly we lost to our next 4 opponents first time round.

I said it lots on Friday, I'm gutted for Nigel and loved watching the football we played under him. I also like the look of the new guy and will be supporting the team 100% as i always do, many were very sceptical when Adkins took over, but it transpired that NC got that decision spot on. Keep the Faith !
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three. Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.[/p][/quote]we could well about to be on a run to take us back to the bottom three, but that may have happened with NA in charge too, certainly we lost to our next 4 opponents first time round. I said it lots on Friday, I'm gutted for Nigel and loved watching the football we played under him. I also like the look of the new guy and will be supporting the team 100% as i always do, many were very sceptical when Adkins took over, but it transpired that NC got that decision spot on. Keep the Faith ! mustard
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11:54am Sun 20 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Shocked as I still am I think that if Cortese had handled this new appointment in a different way the club could of come out of this scenario in a better light.
Cortese keeping his head down for the last few days dosent look good either.
I,m hoping that we can move on from this but am also worried about the change of direction.
[quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Shocked as I still am I think that if Cortese had handled this new appointment in a different way the club could of come out of this scenario in a better light. Cortese keeping his head down for the last few days dosent look good either. I,m hoping that we can move on from this but am also worried about the change of direction. mack chinnon
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11:55am Sun 20 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

magnette wrote:
One game off relegation, the worst defence in PL history; if Lambert got flu Saints would be below QPR. Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair. Thank God NC has the courage to make difficult decisions in good time. The Saints Supporters Trust should do as their name suggest - support and trust.
One game off relegation??????
worst defence in PL history?????
Lambert/flu.......
Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair??????

Possibly the dumbest post I have ever read on this site.
...and who/what are the Saints Supporters Trust?

You really don't have a clue what you are talking about.
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: One game off relegation, the worst defence in PL history; if Lambert got flu Saints would be below QPR. Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair. Thank God NC has the courage to make difficult decisions in good time. The Saints Supporters Trust should do as their name suggest - support and trust.[/p][/quote]One game off relegation?????? worst defence in PL history????? Lambert/flu....... Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair?????? Possibly the dumbest post I have ever read on this site. ...and who/what are the Saints Supporters Trust? You really don't have a clue what you are talking about. costa gaz
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11:56am Sun 20 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode.
It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans.
It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.
Plnety of people seem obsessed with the fact that Pochettino is foreign.

I can see the language problem mattering but the "Johnny Foreigner" attitude is verging on not being quite fair - it shouldn't be relevant what country someone's from, what matters is if they do a good job.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode. It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans. It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.[/p][/quote]Plnety of people seem obsessed with the fact that Pochettino is foreign. I can see the language problem mattering but the "Johnny Foreigner" attitude is verging on not being quite fair - it shouldn't be relevant what country someone's from, what matters is if they do a good job. Velleity
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11:56am Sun 20 Jan 13

pitbull says...

It sounds very harsh that Mauricio Pochettino was given several weeks notice before he took up his new position behind Nigel Adkins back. In this time he has stated that he has studied the players and club, so he comes in with some sort of idea and not blind.
Although harsh,this is a shrewd move by NC, as this would benefit the club.
The timing of Nigels sacking will also allow Mauricio to bring some players of his choice in, don't be surprised to see a couple of big money signings come in.
Nicola Cortese has big ambitions for the club and perhaps felt that being in the lower end of the league simply wasn't good enough.
Mauricio Pochettinos' record at Espanyol wasn't that great in his final year, but what the media avoid saying is that the clubs best players were sold off and he was having to use a depleted squad.
Only time will tell if this has been a good move.
I for one would like to see the Saints challenging up near the top of the division, but without spending stupid money.
Nigel Adkins was great for Southampton and football in general.
Without doubt, Nigel can look in the glass and see a friend.He won't be out of a job for long.My bet is Aston Villa.
It sounds very harsh that Mauricio Pochettino was given several weeks notice before he took up his new position behind Nigel Adkins back. In this time he has stated that he has studied the players and club, so he comes in with some sort of idea and not blind. Although harsh,this is a shrewd move by NC, as this would benefit the club. The timing of Nigels sacking will also allow Mauricio to bring some players of his choice in, don't be surprised to see a couple of big money signings come in. Nicola Cortese has big ambitions for the club and perhaps felt that being in the lower end of the league simply wasn't good enough. Mauricio Pochettinos' record at Espanyol wasn't that great in his final year, but what the media avoid saying is that the clubs best players were sold off and he was having to use a depleted squad. Only time will tell if this has been a good move. I for one would like to see the Saints challenging up near the top of the division, but without spending stupid money. Nigel Adkins was great for Southampton and football in general. Without doubt, Nigel can look in the glass and see a friend.He won't be out of a job for long.My bet is Aston Villa. pitbull
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12:00pm Sun 20 Jan 13

El Santo says...

thomasupton wrote:
El Santo wrote:
Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"?
My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business.
So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say.
We will reap what we saw.
Wouldn't be surprised if lallana went he worked pretty close with Dean Wilkins who was also sacked.
I didn't know that... it is clear we have opened the bag..anything can happen now.
I hope things settle down and Mauricio stays here for a long time, and so do our players.
It may be just me, but I need to feel that our team is not a bunch of mercenaries and thought that we weren't. I don't know where we are heading, honestly.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"? My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business. So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say. We will reap what we saw.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't be surprised if lallana went he worked pretty close with Dean Wilkins who was also sacked.[/p][/quote]I didn't know that... it is clear we have opened the bag..anything can happen now. I hope things settle down and Mauricio stays here for a long time, and so do our players. It may be just me, but I need to feel that our team is not a bunch of mercenaries and thought that we weren't. I don't know where we are heading, honestly. El Santo
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12:01pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Someone else talking sense.
.
.
If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Someone else talking sense. . . If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !! Lone Ranger.
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12:02pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Bazultra says...

wiltssaint wrote:
Bazultra, just how much do you know about the 'handling of Nigel'? Do any of us know how he was handled? When he was informed? Under what terms/pay-off he was sacked? Whats been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks/months?
Wilts Saint I'm going on how Nigel is perceived by most fans. A respectable and honorable man and none of his actions have ever made me believe otherwise. Not saying that what your saying is wrong though as we dont always know the truth. COYR
[quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: Bazultra, just how much do you know about the 'handling of Nigel'? Do any of us know how he was handled? When he was informed? Under what terms/pay-off he was sacked? Whats been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks/months?[/p][/quote]Wilts Saint I'm going on how Nigel is perceived by most fans. A respectable and honorable man and none of his actions have ever made me believe otherwise. Not saying that what your saying is wrong though as we dont always know the truth. COYR Bazultra
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12:03pm Sun 20 Jan 13

spirit of 66 says...

The sacking of Nigel Adkins was a ruthless act from an ambitious man. With the games coming up in the next month the timing could be seen as reckless and gambling with the club's PL status. We are facing a future with a new 'Southampton way' with a driven vision of Saints in Europe in 5 years as a top 4 club. At least we have stopped selling our bright young talent. Imagine a present team with Walcott, Bale, Oxo, Lallana, Shaw suplemented by outsiders. This is the vision and I for one will buy into it. I don't like some of the methods but that's the modern football business, and we must support the team and new manager.
The sacking of Nigel Adkins was a ruthless act from an ambitious man. With the games coming up in the next month the timing could be seen as reckless and gambling with the club's PL status. We are facing a future with a new 'Southampton way' with a driven vision of Saints in Europe in 5 years as a top 4 club. At least we have stopped selling our bright young talent. Imagine a present team with Walcott, Bale, Oxo, Lallana, Shaw suplemented by outsiders. This is the vision and I for one will buy into it. I don't like some of the methods but that's the modern football business, and we must support the team and new manager. spirit of 66
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12:08pm Sun 20 Jan 13

soton3009 says...

Here we go again.Some nobody is asked for an opinion which is then taken as a view of all supporters. It seems everyone is,understandably,un
happy with how things have happened but all talk of "Hanky waving" and other such nonsensical demonstrating will do nothing.Cortese doesn't care about supporter opinion.He is a driven,arrogant business man.

BUT

His vision and planning has seen us promoted twice with Adkins at the helm. The next step needs a different man to progress the plan.

I loved NA. He was a fantastic manager for us.He always made me smile with his relentless enthusiasm and passion and it genuinely felt like,myself personally,lost a relative when he was sacked.

But Nicola reminds me a lot of Steve Jobs.His personality traits are almost identical with the Apple geniuses. He shows no remorse for dispensing personnel he feels isn't good enough. He sells the project to all new signings. Everyone who has joined has always commented on how he sold it to them. He is relentless. And massively ambitious. A visionary.

I would probably prefer a nice easy,stable time supporting this club. But with NC in charge, we have a man who won't stop until we are a massive success.

"If you want the rainbow,you have to put up with a bit of rain".

Dolly Parton. And people say she's just a big pair of....
Here we go again.Some nobody is asked for an opinion which is then taken as a view of all supporters. It seems everyone is,understandably,un happy with how things have happened but all talk of "Hanky waving" and other such nonsensical demonstrating will do nothing.Cortese doesn't care about supporter opinion.He is a driven,arrogant business man. BUT His vision and planning has seen us promoted twice with Adkins at the helm. The next step needs a different man to progress the plan. I loved NA. He was a fantastic manager for us.He always made me smile with his relentless enthusiasm and passion and it genuinely felt like,myself personally,lost a relative when he was sacked. But Nicola reminds me a lot of Steve Jobs.His personality traits are almost identical with the Apple geniuses. He shows no remorse for dispensing personnel he feels isn't good enough. He sells the project to all new signings. Everyone who has joined has always commented on how he sold it to them. He is relentless. And massively ambitious. A visionary. I would probably prefer a nice easy,stable time supporting this club. But with NC in charge, we have a man who won't stop until we are a massive success. "If you want the rainbow,you have to put up with a bit of rain". Dolly Parton. And people say she's just a big pair of.... soton3009
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12:09pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Bazultra says...

I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot! Bazultra
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12:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

shane76 says...

Feel really sorry for Adkins great guy great coach and great manager, he's done is all proud. A decision has been made to replace him with MP now it's time to get behind our new manager and show him what saints support is all about.

MP'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!!!
Feel really sorry for Adkins great guy great coach and great manager, he's done is all proud. A decision has been made to replace him with MP now it's time to get behind our new manager and show him what saints support is all about. MP'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!!! shane76
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12:14pm Sun 20 Jan 13

three halves says...

Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode.
It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans.
It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.
Plnety of people seem obsessed with the fact that Pochettino is foreign.

I can see the language problem mattering but the "Johnny Foreigner" attitude is verging on not being quite fair - it shouldn't be relevant what country someone's from, what matters is if they do a good job.
This is not a case of "johnny Foreigner" it is the fact he has no experiance of the premier league and very limited success at his previous club and the fact he does not speak english is nothing short of farce.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode. It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans. It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.[/p][/quote]Plnety of people seem obsessed with the fact that Pochettino is foreign. I can see the language problem mattering but the "Johnny Foreigner" attitude is verging on not being quite fair - it shouldn't be relevant what country someone's from, what matters is if they do a good job.[/p][/quote]This is not a case of "johnny Foreigner" it is the fact he has no experiance of the premier league and very limited success at his previous club and the fact he does not speak english is nothing short of farce. three halves
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12:14pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mesaint says...

your all so angry.i.pay to see games.so.have the right to say what i think.at least mr lowe had faced the cameras at times.and listend to the fans not to sell le tiss.i will suport the team and the manager...just not both at the same time..unless we win 5 in a row.my ticket money wants that at least
your all so angry.i.pay to see games.so.have the right to say what i think.at least mr lowe had faced the cameras at times.and listend to the fans not to sell le tiss.i will suport the team and the manager...just not both at the same time..unless we win 5 in a row.my ticket money wants that at least mesaint
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12:15pm Sun 20 Jan 13

promised land says...

Fans spokesman ? Mike is maybe a good guy (he has Saints at heart) but I never elected him. if ever there was ever such a process ?
Fans spokesman ? Mike is maybe a good guy (he has Saints at heart) but I never elected him. if ever there was ever such a process ? promised land
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12:16pm Sun 20 Jan 13

PORTCHYSCUMMER says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Agreed. All of NC's decisions have been right to date! Nigel will be missed but we have a new man in place so lets move on and support him. If we listened to the idiot in the headline where would we be? SISA talk s**t and always have done.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Agreed. All of NC's decisions have been right to date! Nigel will be missed but we have a new man in place so lets move on and support him. If we listened to the idiot in the headline where would we be? SISA talk s**t and always have done. PORTCHYSCUMMER
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12:19pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mesaint says...

your all so angry.i.pay to see games.so.have the right to say what i think.at least mr lowe had faced the cameras at times.and listend to the fans not to sell le tiss.i will suport the team and the manager...just not both at the same time..unless we win 5 in a row.my ticket money wants that at least
your all so angry.i.pay to see games.so.have the right to say what i think.at least mr lowe had faced the cameras at times.and listend to the fans not to sell le tiss.i will suport the team and the manager...just not both at the same time..unless we win 5 in a row.my ticket money wants that at least mesaint
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12:22pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess? OSPREYSAINT
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12:22pm Sun 20 Jan 13

arthur boutfaith says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
Tw@t. Why don't you go and "support" another team?
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]Tw@t. Why don't you go and "support" another team? arthur boutfaith
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12:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

arm chair fan says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Someone else talking sense.
.
.
If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !!
think it is clear the desision was made a few weeks ago!!! everyone seems to have forget that when AP was sacked with no replacement lined up we lost,i think, three on the bounce. hence the timming of getting a new man in straite away inside the window.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Someone else talking sense. . . If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !![/p][/quote]think it is clear the desision was made a few weeks ago!!! everyone seems to have forget that when AP was sacked with no replacement lined up we lost,i think, three on the bounce. hence the timming of getting a new man in straite away inside the window. arm chair fan
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12:25pm Sun 20 Jan 13

rocketone says...

It is quite simple really.
Even the posters who were saying Nigel wasn't good enough were caught by surprise.
Cortese doesn't do consultation and committee decisions.
His idea, his alone.
Thought through and then carried out.
Clear the decks and bring in a new future. This has been in progress for probably about 8 weeks. Just because he didn't tell anyone in advance doesn't mean that no one else had any idea.
I suspect that Nigel had a suspicion and worked harder and produced some better results. Just not enough.
The biggest problem for everyone is Nigel's niceness and Cortese's badness!
Nobody has a good word for Cortese and his attitude towards people in general. A cold and indifferent man. No people skills, egocentric, single minded and rude!
Quite a few successful people fit that description.
I will support MY team for the rest of my life, but sometimes I wish it could be just a little bit easier!
It is quite simple really. Even the posters who were saying Nigel wasn't good enough were caught by surprise. Cortese doesn't do consultation and committee decisions. His idea, his alone. Thought through and then carried out. Clear the decks and bring in a new future. This has been in progress for probably about 8 weeks. Just because he didn't tell anyone in advance doesn't mean that no one else had any idea. I suspect that Nigel had a suspicion and worked harder and produced some better results. Just not enough. The biggest problem for everyone is Nigel's niceness and Cortese's badness! Nobody has a good word for Cortese and his attitude towards people in general. A cold and indifferent man. No people skills, egocentric, single minded and rude! Quite a few successful people fit that description. I will support MY team for the rest of my life, but sometimes I wish it could be just a little bit easier! rocketone
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12:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Invicta Saint says...

If Nigel was a contributor to these pages, he would tell us to draw a blue line under his time at St Marys and move on to the next game. He would add that Saints Players and Supporters should remain Together As One. This is what I am doing, however disappointed I am by the events of last Friday. Hope the snow here in Kent eases and I can drive down OK for the Everton game.
If Nigel was a contributor to these pages, he would tell us to draw a blue line under his time at St Marys and move on to the next game. He would add that Saints Players and Supporters should remain Together As One. This is what I am doing, however disappointed I am by the events of last Friday. Hope the snow here in Kent eases and I can drive down OK for the Everton game. Invicta Saint
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12:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

romsey-saint wrote:
Who elected him as spokesman? He definitely doesn't speak for me.
Same goes for me - why don't they approach members of the forum? Seedhouse says more things I agree with - come to that some of the Pompey WUMs say more I agree with than SISA!
[quote][p][bold]romsey-saint[/bold] wrote: Who elected him as spokesman? He definitely doesn't speak for me.[/p][/quote]Same goes for me - why don't they approach members of the forum? Seedhouse says more things I agree with - come to that some of the Pompey WUMs say more I agree with than SISA! St.Yorkie
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12:36pm Sun 20 Jan 13

st.athan saint says...

Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that. st.athan saint
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12:36pm Sun 20 Jan 13

joenice1 says...

Not a spokesman for me.


Was I shocked... Yes

Will I 100% back the team... Yes

COYS
Not a spokesman for me. Was I shocked... Yes Will I 100% back the team... Yes COYS joenice1
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12:37pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

Players tweets have all been positive after training. the pics on the os show smiles and concentration.. a new team of coaches are already working and seem well organised enough.

Reading the piece about Mauricio Pochettina and his efforts to date, his contacts in European football and his potential is very encouraging.

Reading the Echo repeating the same words repeated by the usual suspect is poor and negative. It would be good to have a piece about training in the paper.. oops sorry you aren't allowed because you aren't trusted.

It really is time to take on board the message of Nigel Adkins.. Stay Positive and smile. Nigel will have a new job sorted during the week and our lads have a couple of tough games coming up.

I've tweeted a couple of the lads a msg of support for them and the new gaffer. Though I live in NZ I could fathom waving white flags at our home ground.. who thought that one up?

Sing a song for Nigel but when the lads come out it must always be 100% positive support for the team we love.

COYR. Saints Born and Saints til I die.
Players tweets have all been positive after training. the pics on the os show smiles and concentration.. a new team of coaches are already working and seem well organised enough. Reading the piece about Mauricio Pochettina and his efforts to date, his contacts in European football and his potential is very encouraging. Reading the Echo repeating the same words repeated by the usual suspect is poor and negative. It would be good to have a piece about training in the paper.. oops sorry you aren't allowed because you aren't trusted. It really is time to take on board the message of Nigel Adkins.. Stay Positive and smile. Nigel will have a new job sorted during the week and our lads have a couple of tough games coming up. I've tweeted a couple of the lads a msg of support for them and the new gaffer. Though I live in NZ I could fathom waving white flags at our home ground.. who thought that one up? Sing a song for Nigel but when the lads come out it must always be 100% positive support for the team we love. COYR. Saints Born and Saints til I die. Tirau Dan
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12:38pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
Thanks for that Mrs Adkins.
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Mrs Adkins. SaintMax
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12:41pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

rocketone wrote:
It is quite simple really.
Even the posters who were saying Nigel wasn't good enough were caught by surprise.
Cortese doesn't do consultation and committee decisions.
His idea, his alone.
Thought through and then carried out.
Clear the decks and bring in a new future. This has been in progress for probably about 8 weeks. Just because he didn't tell anyone in advance doesn't mean that no one else had any idea.
I suspect that Nigel had a suspicion and worked harder and produced some better results. Just not enough.
The biggest problem for everyone is Nigel's niceness and Cortese's badness!
Nobody has a good word for Cortese and his attitude towards people in general. A cold and indifferent man. No people skills, egocentric, single minded and rude!
Quite a few successful people fit that description.
I will support MY team for the rest of my life, but sometimes I wish it could be just a little bit easier!
Pretty much my take on the whole sorry affair.
I hope Cortese makes somekind of attempt to fully explain his motives.

As fans, we move on COYR
[quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: It is quite simple really. Even the posters who were saying Nigel wasn't good enough were caught by surprise. Cortese doesn't do consultation and committee decisions. His idea, his alone. Thought through and then carried out. Clear the decks and bring in a new future. This has been in progress for probably about 8 weeks. Just because he didn't tell anyone in advance doesn't mean that no one else had any idea. I suspect that Nigel had a suspicion and worked harder and produced some better results. Just not enough. The biggest problem for everyone is Nigel's niceness and Cortese's badness! Nobody has a good word for Cortese and his attitude towards people in general. A cold and indifferent man. No people skills, egocentric, single minded and rude! Quite a few successful people fit that description. I will support MY team for the rest of my life, but sometimes I wish it could be just a little bit easier![/p][/quote]Pretty much my take on the whole sorry affair. I hope Cortese makes somekind of attempt to fully explain his motives. As fans, we move on COYR Baddesley Bill
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12:42pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Come on Saints fans ... Remember we "are together as one"
I am sad the bus journey is over for Nigel, a top man who got us back to where we belong, but... we must move on and support our new boss.
First thing I hope for is a positive result tomorrow night... before an easy 3 points at Manchester... then 3 against Wigan... safe by the end of February!!!
"Simples"
Come on Saints fans ... Remember we "are together as one" I am sad the bus journey is over for Nigel, a top man who got us back to where we belong, but... we must move on and support our new boss. First thing I hope for is a positive result tomorrow night... before an easy 3 points at Manchester... then 3 against Wigan... safe by the end of February!!! "Simples" Norwegian Saint
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12:44pm Sun 20 Jan 13

st.athan saint says...

In life your class is shown not only on what you do ( yes NC is the boss and has any right to hire and fire ) but the WAY that you do it and there he has shown NO class at all.
In life your class is shown not only on what you do ( yes NC is the boss and has any right to hire and fire ) but the WAY that you do it and there he has shown NO class at all. st.athan saint
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12:47pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Our club isn't a family run bakers for gods sake. If you do not deliver for a sustained period and risk in your lofty position the future ambitions if the club/company, then you are removed.
I work in IT Sales in the city and this is a fact of life.
Yes we had picked up in the last 10 games and all credit to Nigel and the team for this, but our next 6 games are crucial. It's a high risk strategy by NC on the face of it, but the more I hear about Mau, the more I realise NC wouldnt take this decision lightly.
His background is investment, making money, not short term gains and losing money.
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Our club isn't a family run bakers for gods sake. If you do not deliver for a sustained period and risk in your lofty position the future ambitions if the club/company, then you are removed. I work in IT Sales in the city and this is a fact of life. Yes we had picked up in the last 10 games and all credit to Nigel and the team for this, but our next 6 games are crucial. It's a high risk strategy by NC on the face of it, but the more I hear about Mau, the more I realise NC wouldnt take this decision lightly. His background is investment, making money, not short term gains and losing money. SaintMax
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12:47pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Velleity says...

st.athan saint wrote:
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him.

I suspect the players will be no different.
[quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.[/p][/quote]Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him. I suspect the players will be no different. Velleity
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12:53pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Bazultra says...

I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot! Bazultra
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12:54pm Sun 20 Jan 13

three halves says...

Velleity wrote:
st.athan saint wrote:
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him.

I suspect the players will be no different.
Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.[/p][/quote]Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him. I suspect the players will be no different.[/p][/quote]Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ? three halves
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12:56pm Sun 20 Jan 13

rocketone says...

As for Nigel's bus, will he take that and the building to his next club?
Looking forward to Monday's match day programme.
Who is going to write it, or rewrite it, since Friday? Bit of a rush job at the printers?
Pochettino?
Will he have a column in it?
Would Gazza get a job as translator along with Gaston lending a hand?
The English classes could become a fixture if he raids Espanyol as we hope he does. Can Ricky unlearn scouse?
And what is the local accent at any football club nowadays?
Even the youth team has a few strange tongues in it!
As for Nigel's bus, will he take that and the building to his next club? Looking forward to Monday's match day programme. Who is going to write it, or rewrite it, since Friday? Bit of a rush job at the printers? Pochettino? Will he have a column in it? Would Gazza get a job as translator along with Gaston lending a hand? The English classes could become a fixture if he raids Espanyol as we hope he does. Can Ricky unlearn scouse? And what is the local accent at any football club nowadays? Even the youth team has a few strange tongues in it! rocketone
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1:03pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint says...

To some of those posters who over the last the three years have signed off "in Cortese we trust" why don't you now, and before I get abuse I am sorry to see Nige go too and I don't like the way he has been treated but as of Monday it is a new era
To some of those posters who over the last the three years have signed off "in Cortese we trust" why don't you now, and before I get abuse I am sorry to see Nige go too and I don't like the way he has been treated but as of Monday it is a new era Folkestone Saint
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1:03pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect).
Thanks again Mrs Adkins.
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect). Thanks again Mrs Adkins. SaintMax
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1:03pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
st.athan saint wrote:
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him.

I suspect the players will be no different.
Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?
No
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.[/p][/quote]Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him. I suspect the players will be no different.[/p][/quote]Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?[/p][/quote]No Velleity
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1:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

St. Case says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
You're no Saint fan! There is a perfectly good English word that starts with mo...and ends with ron. That's what you are...
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]You're no Saint fan! There is a perfectly good English word that starts with mo...and ends with ron. That's what you are... St. Case
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1:06pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
rocketone wrote:
It is quite simple really.
Even the posters who were saying Nigel wasn't good enough were caught by surprise.
Cortese doesn't do consultation and committee decisions.
His idea, his alone.
Thought through and then carried out.
Clear the decks and bring in a new future. This has been in progress for probably about 8 weeks. Just because he didn't tell anyone in advance doesn't mean that no one else had any idea.
I suspect that Nigel had a suspicion and worked harder and produced some better results. Just not enough.
The biggest problem for everyone is Nigel's niceness and Cortese's badness!
Nobody has a good word for Cortese and his attitude towards people in general. A cold and indifferent man. No people skills, egocentric, single minded and rude!
Quite a few successful people fit that description.
I will support MY team for the rest of my life, but sometimes I wish it could be just a little bit easier!
Pretty much my take on the whole sorry affair.
I hope Cortese makes somekind of attempt to fully explain his motives.

As fans, we move on COYR
I,d like to her from him as well Bill.Thought he might have had the balls to be at the press confrence though.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: It is quite simple really. Even the posters who were saying Nigel wasn't good enough were caught by surprise. Cortese doesn't do consultation and committee decisions. His idea, his alone. Thought through and then carried out. Clear the decks and bring in a new future. This has been in progress for probably about 8 weeks. Just because he didn't tell anyone in advance doesn't mean that no one else had any idea. I suspect that Nigel had a suspicion and worked harder and produced some better results. Just not enough. The biggest problem for everyone is Nigel's niceness and Cortese's badness! Nobody has a good word for Cortese and his attitude towards people in general. A cold and indifferent man. No people skills, egocentric, single minded and rude! Quite a few successful people fit that description. I will support MY team for the rest of my life, but sometimes I wish it could be just a little bit easier![/p][/quote]Pretty much my take on the whole sorry affair. I hope Cortese makes somekind of attempt to fully explain his motives. As fans, we move on COYR[/p][/quote]I,d like to her from him as well Bill.Thought he might have had the balls to be at the press confrence though. mack chinnon
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1:07pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Richard IV says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
Penis
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]Penis Richard IV
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1:08pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Bazultra says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR Bazultra
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1:08pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Santo Levante says...

Now that most of the wailing and moaning about NAs departure has been vented, quite fairly and reasonably because most of us really liked the guy and loved his bubbly, positive attitude, it is time to move on. I can remember just twelve short months ago that Saints were in real danger of failing to get promoted after their amazing first few weeks in the Championship. Then came Blackpool, Poopey and similar dismal results and concerns were raised on this forum. NA got the team back on track and West Ham did us a favour by getting themselves into the playoffs with some poor results. Incidentally, my view is that, had we been there, we wouldn't have been promoted from the playoffs but that's irrelevant. OK we reached the promised land stuttered along with glimpses of potential and then got outclassed by Chelsea in the Cup, got three fortunate points at Villa and took a point from Chelsea in just the sort of atmosphere we need to avoid at St Mary's tomorrow. Sorry to offend anyone but I think NC got it right, time for change. Whether MP is the right man for the job only time will tell, in the meantime support the team and look to the future. COYR
Now that most of the wailing and moaning about NAs departure has been vented, quite fairly and reasonably because most of us really liked the guy and loved his bubbly, positive attitude, it is time to move on. I can remember just twelve short months ago that Saints were in real danger of failing to get promoted after their amazing first few weeks in the Championship. Then came Blackpool, Poopey and similar dismal results and concerns were raised on this forum. NA got the team back on track and West Ham did us a favour by getting themselves into the playoffs with some poor results. Incidentally, my view is that, had we been there, we wouldn't have been promoted from the playoffs but that's irrelevant. OK we reached the promised land stuttered along with glimpses of potential and then got outclassed by Chelsea in the Cup, got three fortunate points at Villa and took a point from Chelsea in just the sort of atmosphere we need to avoid at St Mary's tomorrow. Sorry to offend anyone but I think NC got it right, time for change. Whether MP is the right man for the job only time will tell, in the meantime support the team and look to the future. COYR Santo Levante
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1:09pm Sun 20 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
You are not a true Saints fan. Support of the team is what its about. Get over yourself. I have a Saints shirt, not a Cortese shirt.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]You are not a true Saints fan. Support of the team is what its about. Get over yourself. I have a Saints shirt, not a Cortese shirt. COYR sking19326
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1:10pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
st.athan saint wrote:
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him.

I suspect the players will be no different.
Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?
They are employed to play football. Do you think they are going to sulk and refuse to play?
I even saw a newspaper claim that the English players are worried they might lose out to foreign imports... If you don't play well and earn your place you will lose your place to a better player, English or otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.[/p][/quote]Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him. I suspect the players will be no different.[/p][/quote]Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?[/p][/quote]They are employed to play football. Do you think they are going to sulk and refuse to play? I even saw a newspaper claim that the English players are worried they might lose out to foreign imports... If you don't play well and earn your place you will lose your place to a better player, English or otherwise. SaintMax
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1:10pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
st.athan saint wrote:
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him.

I suspect the players will be no different.
Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?
No
It is natural to try to impress a new boss unless you are either arrogant or stupid. From everything the players have been reported to have said they aim to be professional in what they do, I hope this means that they will also play for the Club, their supporters and their team mates, and not be sulking over a departed manager.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.[/p][/quote]Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him. I suspect the players will be no different.[/p][/quote]Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?[/p][/quote]No[/p][/quote]It is natural to try to impress a new boss unless you are either arrogant or stupid. From everything the players have been reported to have said they aim to be professional in what they do, I hope this means that they will also play for the Club, their supporters and their team mates, and not be sulking over a departed manager. OSPREYSAINT
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1:11pm Sun 20 Jan 13

redsnapper says...

Instead of speaking to some dimwit from Supporters Associatons why don't the Echo scribblers use their journalistic skills and prowess to rebuild relations with SFC and/or track down Nigel for a warts and all exclusive. ????????
Instead of speaking to some dimwit from Supporters Associatons why don't the Echo scribblers use their journalistic skills and prowess to rebuild relations with SFC and/or track down Nigel for a warts and all exclusive. ???????? redsnapper
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1:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Brusher Mills wrote:
Spokesman, lol. Who for him and Perry.
Chicken the **** always was a bully short guy syndrome..knobb.

like it or Not NC ultimate decisions took us from pmuff current situation to prem..he has clubs best interests at heart...

sacking our beloved NA was terrible..so was Pardew yet here we are...in the prem with a coach with an awesome training and youngster improving record...
[quote][p][bold]Brusher Mills[/bold] wrote: Spokesman, lol. Who for him and Perry.[/p][/quote]Chicken the **** always was a bully short guy syndrome..knobb. like it or Not NC ultimate decisions took us from pmuff current situation to prem..he has clubs best interests at heart... sacking our beloved NA was terrible..so was Pardew yet here we are...in the prem with a coach with an awesome training and youngster improving record... warrens 76
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1:15pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Strongly put..but correct...some people would complain if you gave them a rolex because it was'nt all gold!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Strongly put..but correct...some people would complain if you gave them a rolex because it was'nt all gold! warrens 76
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1:18pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

Brusher Mills wrote:
Spokesman, lol. Who for him and Perry.
He has to be the spokesman, because Perry doesn't even go to games,,,,during Saints matches Perry can found driving his taxi,,,or at home listening on the radio.

What makes me laugh they're trying to get this white hankie waving protest thing going,,,,,WTF is that all about??? it's a protest carried out Spanish supporters disillusioned with their club and how its run,,,,Mr Cortese (an Italian) sacked Nigel (an Englishman) and replaced him with Mauricio Pochettino (an Argentine) not a Spaniard in sight.
[quote][p][bold]Brusher Mills[/bold] wrote: Spokesman, lol. Who for him and Perry.[/p][/quote]He has to be the spokesman, because Perry doesn't even go to games,,,,during Saints matches Perry can found driving his taxi,,,or at home listening on the radio. What makes me laugh they're trying to get this white hankie waving protest thing going,,,,,WTF is that all about??? it's a protest carried out Spanish supporters disillusioned with their club and how its run,,,,Mr Cortese (an Italian) sacked Nigel (an Englishman) and replaced him with Mauricio Pochettino (an Argentine) not a Spaniard in sight. Outside of the Box
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1:19pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Right I think we are being infiltrated with more WUMS again taking advantage.
If people don't want to move on and support SFC, they are either Negos (negatives) or WUMS.
Negos will just try and suck the life and energy out of us, and WUMS will .. Be WUMS.
Right I think we are being infiltrated with more WUMS again taking advantage. If people don't want to move on and support SFC, they are either Negos (negatives) or WUMS. Negos will just try and suck the life and energy out of us, and WUMS will .. Be WUMS. SaintMax
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1:19pm Sun 20 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

Bazultra wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
Bazultra, just how much do you know about the 'handling of Nigel'? Do any of us know how he was handled? When he was informed? Under what terms/pay-off he was sacked? Whats been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks/months?
Wilts Saint I'm going on how Nigel is perceived by most fans. A respectable and honorable man and none of his actions have ever made me believe otherwise. Not saying that what your saying is wrong though as we dont always know the truth. COYR
I'm afraid respectable and honourable men (and women) are not certainties to keep there jobs. Perhaps the lack of ruthlessness was part of what Cortese saw as the problem.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: Bazultra, just how much do you know about the 'handling of Nigel'? Do any of us know how he was handled? When he was informed? Under what terms/pay-off he was sacked? Whats been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks/months?[/p][/quote]Wilts Saint I'm going on how Nigel is perceived by most fans. A respectable and honorable man and none of his actions have ever made me believe otherwise. Not saying that what your saying is wrong though as we dont always know the truth. COYR[/p][/quote]I'm afraid respectable and honourable men (and women) are not certainties to keep there jobs. Perhaps the lack of ruthlessness was part of what Cortese saw as the problem. COYR sking19326
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1:20pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Strongly put..but correct...some people would complain if you gave them a rolex because it was'nt all gold!
Like..
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Strongly put..but correct...some people would complain if you gave them a rolex because it was'nt all gold![/p][/quote]Like.. SaintMax
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1:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
What are you doing on the Saints Echo website Mr Paul Merson?,,,,Go back to Pompey you stupid Skate barsteward
[quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]What are you doing on the Saints Echo website Mr Paul Merson?,,,,Go back to Pompey you stupid Skate barsteward Outside of the Box
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1:25pm Sun 20 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
It happens all the time in modern business and especially in todays financial climate. Now get over it and support the new guy. Highly rated in Europe and touted to be a future Real Madrid coach. And if that doesn't appeal to your footballing appetite. I know it does for me. COME ON MP. SHOW US WHAT YOU CAN DO !!!!!!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]It happens all the time in modern business and especially in todays financial climate. Now get over it and support the new guy. Highly rated in Europe and touted to be a future Real Madrid coach. And if that doesn't appeal to your footballing appetite. I know it does for me. COME ON MP. SHOW US WHAT YOU CAN DO !!!!!! COYR sking19326
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1:26pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Bazultra says...

SaintMax wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect). Thanks again Mrs Adkins.
Lol SaintMax you sarcastic git lol

Only 90 million :):)
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect). Thanks again Mrs Adkins.[/p][/quote]Lol SaintMax you sarcastic git lol Only 90 million :):) Bazultra
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1:31pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bazultra wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR
Nigel Adkins left in tears, that is because he loved the job that he was in and fate had decided that it was over, I retired recently and it too was a job that I had done for 48 years, do you reckon I might have been a bit emotional when I walked out for the last time? Too bloody right I was.
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR[/p][/quote]Nigel Adkins left in tears, that is because he loved the job that he was in and fate had decided that it was over, I retired recently and it too was a job that I had done for 48 years, do you reckon I might have been a bit emotional when I walked out for the last time? Too bloody right I was. OSPREYSAINT
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1:31pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Bazultra wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect). Thanks again Mrs Adkins.
Lol SaintMax you sarcastic git lol

Only 90 million :):)
Bazultra mate, I've just researched what each club in the premiership will receive in TV revenue in the 2013/14 season, and its ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!!
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect). Thanks again Mrs Adkins.[/p][/quote]Lol SaintMax you sarcastic git lol Only 90 million :):)[/p][/quote]Bazultra mate, I've just researched what each club in the premiership will receive in TV revenue in the 2013/14 season, and its ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!! SaintMax
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1:31pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Saint. says...

Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!

What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world!

DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans! Saint.
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1:32pm Sun 20 Jan 13

st mike says...

Thank you Nigel, we will never forget what you have done for Southampton F.C. But what is done is done. The players need our support now, more than ever. We all need to back the Saint's players and the new manager to ensure that we all move forward as quickly as possible. Any negativity will only help our opponents. Just like Nigel's parting message to the Saint's players, if there's one legacy Nigel has left us, it's to be positive, it's what Nigel would expect us to do.
Thank you Nigel, we will never forget what you have done for Southampton F.C. But what is done is done. The players need our support now, more than ever. We all need to back the Saint's players and the new manager to ensure that we all move forward as quickly as possible. Any negativity will only help our opponents. Just like Nigel's parting message to the Saint's players, if there's one legacy Nigel has left us, it's to be positive, it's what Nigel would expect us to do. st mike
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1:34pm Sun 20 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

Santo Levante wrote:
Now that most of the wailing and moaning about NAs departure has been vented, quite fairly and reasonably because most of us really liked the guy and loved his bubbly, positive attitude, it is time to move on. I can remember just twelve short months ago that Saints were in real danger of failing to get promoted after their amazing first few weeks in the Championship. Then came Blackpool, Poopey and similar dismal results and concerns were raised on this forum. NA got the team back on track and West Ham did us a favour by getting themselves into the playoffs with some poor results. Incidentally, my view is that, had we been there, we wouldn't have been promoted from the playoffs but that's irrelevant. OK we reached the promised land stuttered along with glimpses of potential and then got outclassed by Chelsea in the Cup, got three fortunate points at Villa and took a point from Chelsea in just the sort of atmosphere we need to avoid at St Mary's tomorrow. Sorry to offend anyone but I think NC got it right, time for change. Whether MP is the right man for the job only time will tell, in the meantime support the team and look to the future. COYR
Good post with facts that some seem to forget along the way.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Santo Levante[/bold] wrote: Now that most of the wailing and moaning about NAs departure has been vented, quite fairly and reasonably because most of us really liked the guy and loved his bubbly, positive attitude, it is time to move on. I can remember just twelve short months ago that Saints were in real danger of failing to get promoted after their amazing first few weeks in the Championship. Then came Blackpool, Poopey and similar dismal results and concerns were raised on this forum. NA got the team back on track and West Ham did us a favour by getting themselves into the playoffs with some poor results. Incidentally, my view is that, had we been there, we wouldn't have been promoted from the playoffs but that's irrelevant. OK we reached the promised land stuttered along with glimpses of potential and then got outclassed by Chelsea in the Cup, got three fortunate points at Villa and took a point from Chelsea in just the sort of atmosphere we need to avoid at St Mary's tomorrow. Sorry to offend anyone but I think NC got it right, time for change. Whether MP is the right man for the job only time will tell, in the meantime support the team and look to the future. COYR[/p][/quote]Good post with facts that some seem to forget along the way. COYR sking19326
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1:38pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol! OSPREYSAINT
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1:38pm Sun 20 Jan 13

thomasupton says...

If Cortese did sack Adkins to move forwards then we should be expecting some big signings in before the end of the transfer window.
If Cortese did sack Adkins to move forwards then we should be expecting some big signings in before the end of the transfer window. thomasupton
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1:38pm Sun 20 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season.
As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins.
Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me! St.Yorkie
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1:39pm Sun 20 Jan 13

carllewis1966 says...

As a scunny fan can i just say your chairman has made your club a laughing stock,you have just sacked a great manager and one of the most positive player motivators i have ever known,you have replaced him with someone who cannot string one sentance of english together.All saints fans must be as gutted as i was when he left scunny,anyway good luck as i think you will now need it to prevent relegation and end up down the leagues the same as when nigel first became your manager.
As a scunny fan can i just say your chairman has made your club a laughing stock,you have just sacked a great manager and one of the most positive player motivators i have ever known,you have replaced him with someone who cannot string one sentance of english together.All saints fans must be as gutted as i was when he left scunny,anyway good luck as i think you will now need it to prevent relegation and end up down the leagues the same as when nigel first became your manager. carllewis1966
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1:40pm Sun 20 Jan 13

callcopse says...

Bazultra wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR
As far as I can make out it seems to be 99% universally acknowledged that Cortese has acted like a complete (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'm inclined to go with stupid (see you next Tuesday) whilst reserving my right to change my mind...
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR[/p][/quote]As far as I can make out it seems to be 99% universally acknowledged that Cortese has acted like a complete (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'm inclined to go with stupid (see you next Tuesday) whilst reserving my right to change my mind... callcopse
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1:44pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR
Nigel Adkins left in tears, that is because he loved the job that he was in and fate had decided that it was over, I retired recently and it too was a job that I had done for 48 years, do you reckon I might have been a bit emotional when I walked out for the last time? Too bloody right I was.
I for one Osie will miss seeing your friendly smiling Face at that drive through. My morning mcmuffin will never be the same..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR[/p][/quote]Nigel Adkins left in tears, that is because he loved the job that he was in and fate had decided that it was over, I retired recently and it too was a job that I had done for 48 years, do you reckon I might have been a bit emotional when I walked out for the last time? Too bloody right I was.[/p][/quote]I for one Osie will miss seeing your friendly smiling Face at that drive through. My morning mcmuffin will never be the same.. SaintMax
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1:46pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Mr. Miyagi says...

three halves wrote:
Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode.
It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans.
It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.
I have read all comments over the last couple of days and this post makes some good points.

I feel the fans will still come and merchandise will still be bought, but I think Mr Cortese's behaviour, from day one, has been somewhat disrespectful to the fans, the people who keep the club going financially with their continued commitment over a lifetime. That's why we will still come, we are supporters of the club, nothing else can change that.

I am well aware that if it wasn't for him courting SFC to Markus in the first place we may not exist today,

From the sacking of Alan Pardew to the sacking of Nigel Adkins, he has not once come out and explained why. He has not explained why he has taken on an unknown, untried manager at this level, at this stage of the season.

What is his dream for the future of the club. Where does he expect us to sit within the European picture. Is there a new 5 year plan?

We have 16 games remaining to survive in this league. It took Nigel at least 12 games to suss out this league before results consistently improved. This new guy will have to be very special just for us to survive.

However, surely if he has been taken on to push us to the 'next level' in the middle of a season, Mr Cortese must be expecting us to finish higher than our current position of 15th?

I personally feel that Mr Cortese, like a lot of chairman nowadays, thinks he is bigger than the club and wants to control it his way, regardless of the consequences. He has refused to talk to fans in the past, which to me shows his arrogance.

Please Mr Cortese, at least allow the Echo back in and given them an exclusive, so at least we can find out what you are thinking and we don't just get non-stories and rumour.

In my lifetime as a Saint, I have always felt it to be a family club, close to the players and management. I have stopped and had conversations with current players and Nigel, but I think this will be impossible going forward and the friendly feel will be gone forever.

Good luck to the new manager. My support for the club will never die until I do.

Do any interview please Mr Cortese.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Cortese has lost the faith of a lot of fans and shot himself in the foot with this mad episode. It is the supporters that keep the club going buying tickets and mechandise and income will be lost now by disgruntled fans. It is not just the way NA was treated but bringing in a non english speaking foreigner no body had even heard off is nothing short of madness.[/p][/quote]I have read all comments over the last couple of days and this post makes some good points. I feel the fans will still come and merchandise will still be bought, but I think Mr Cortese's behaviour, from day one, has been somewhat disrespectful to the fans, the people who keep the club going financially with their continued commitment over a lifetime. That's why we will still come, we are supporters of the club, nothing else can change that. I am well aware that if it wasn't for him courting SFC to Markus in the first place we may not exist today, From the sacking of Alan Pardew to the sacking of Nigel Adkins, he has not once come out and explained why. He has not explained why he has taken on an unknown, untried manager at this level, at this stage of the season. What is his dream for the future of the club. Where does he expect us to sit within the European picture. Is there a new 5 year plan? We have 16 games remaining to survive in this league. It took Nigel at least 12 games to suss out this league before results consistently improved. This new guy will have to be very special just for us to survive. However, surely if he has been taken on to push us to the 'next level' in the middle of a season, Mr Cortese must be expecting us to finish higher than our current position of 15th? I personally feel that Mr Cortese, like a lot of chairman nowadays, thinks he is bigger than the club and wants to control it his way, regardless of the consequences. He has refused to talk to fans in the past, which to me shows his arrogance. Please Mr Cortese, at least allow the Echo back in and given them an exclusive, so at least we can find out what you are thinking and we don't just get non-stories and rumour. In my lifetime as a Saint, I have always felt it to be a family club, close to the players and management. I have stopped and had conversations with current players and Nigel, but I think this will be impossible going forward and the friendly feel will be gone forever. Good luck to the new manager. My support for the club will never die until I do. Do any interview please Mr Cortese. Mr. Miyagi
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1:46pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Velleity says...

carllewis1966 wrote:
As a scunny fan can i just say your chairman has made your club a laughing stock,you have just sacked a great manager and one of the most positive player motivators i have ever known,you have replaced him with someone who cannot string one sentance of english together.All saints fans must be as gutted as i was when he left scunny,anyway good luck as i think you will now need it to prevent relegation and end up down the leagues the same as when nigel first became your manager.
Welcome!

Yes, it's been a bit of a shocker, however, if there's one thing NA preached a hundred times it's "look to the future".

Nothing will bring him back - what we're able to give is total support to the team and the new manager.

Yes, I think relegation is a little more likely but then I've been wrong *plenty* of times before; here's hoping.

Just like you have, I'm sure many of us will follow NA's career for the future - I predict greatness.
[quote][p][bold]carllewis1966[/bold] wrote: As a scunny fan can i just say your chairman has made your club a laughing stock,you have just sacked a great manager and one of the most positive player motivators i have ever known,you have replaced him with someone who cannot string one sentance of english together.All saints fans must be as gutted as i was when he left scunny,anyway good luck as i think you will now need it to prevent relegation and end up down the leagues the same as when nigel first became your manager.[/p][/quote]Welcome! Yes, it's been a bit of a shocker, however, if there's one thing NA preached a hundred times it's "look to the future". Nothing will bring him back - what we're able to give is total support to the team and the new manager. Yes, I think relegation is a little more likely but then I've been wrong *plenty* of times before; here's hoping. Just like you have, I'm sure many of us will follow NA's career for the future - I predict greatness. Velleity
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1:46pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Saint. wrote:
Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!

What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world!

DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans![/p][/quote]I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully.. warrens 76
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1:47pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Velleity says...

callcopse wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR
As far as I can make out it seems to be 99% universally acknowledged that Cortese has acted like a complete (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'm inclined to go with stupid (see you next Tuesday) whilst reserving my right to change my mind...
I'll see you next Tuesday then, after the Everton game...
[quote][p][bold]callcopse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR[/p][/quote]As far as I can make out it seems to be 99% universally acknowledged that Cortese has acted like a complete (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'm inclined to go with stupid (see you next Tuesday) whilst reserving my right to change my mind...[/p][/quote]I'll see you next Tuesday then, after the Everton game... Velleity
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1:52pm Sun 20 Jan 13

saint Compo says...

Fellow Saints fans,

Once we get over the emotional reaction to Nigel's sacking (the manner of which was the saddest part), we should reflect more carefully on Saints situation.

30 months ago SFC was close to the scrap heap (just like Poopey now are). We were rescued by St Markus AND by Cortese, his financial adviser, who put Markus onto the takeover of the club. Both have been revered by Saints fans as heroes, notwithstanding some concerns about Cortese's ways of doing business - e.g. the sacking of Pardew and his replacement with Nigel which was itself seriously questioned at the time and his ill-judged run-in with the media which means that they will take any chance now to rubbish Cortese for revenge.

We live in a different age. Football has (unfortunately, in my view) changed in many ways. The big money ownership by foreign magnates started with the big name clubs but is gradually spreading to the so-called smaller clubs. SFC now falls into that category. We can't turn back the clock. We can't beat 'em so we have to join 'em, unless we want to remain a football minnow.

Cortese is ambitious. He is still backed (we assume) by Liebherr money despite the demise of St Markus. We may not agree with his ways but surely we have to go with his ambition for SFC. If Cortese (and thereby the Liebherr family) call it a day and sell us to another rich foreign owner or a private equity consortium, who knows who will own the club. We can do without the likes of Poopey's erstwhile owners.

As some have said, the fans pay good money to watch the Saints but just think how much money is being put at risk by SFC's financial backers. I believe that Cortese is trying to fulfill St Markus's dream of making the Saints a truly major club and only that is keeping the Liebherr family on board. If the fans jeopardise that by withdrawing their full support of the team (and thereby the club), the Liebherrs will probably throw in the towel. And who could blame them?

We have to ask ourselves as devoted Saints fans (and I have been one for nearly 60 years): what do we want for our cherished club? The chance to reach the top of the tree or settling for at best mid-table mediocrity. Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice.

By all means, on Monday night give a final rendering of 'there's only one Nigel Adkins' because that is true. He did a great job for us, was a true gentleman and will long remain in the hearts of Saints fans. He kept his dignity even when he was thrown off the bus. His final message to the team says so much about the man but it is also a message to us fans. Keep the faith, keep believing in what we have been doing and keep improving.

We fans must also keep our dignity. We are not Chelski fans. We are THE SAINTS. Let's not let ourselves down by foolish behaviour at Monday's game. Support the team as we always have - the players need that support even more in the coming weeks with the uncertainties created by Nigel's departure. Let's stick together and reach for the top.

We owe it to Nigel who, given the nature of the man, will be as keen for Saints to progress as we must surely be and will, I believe, retain a genuine fondness for those 'great fans' as he sincerely called us.

In short, let's keep calm and carry on.

COYR”
Fellow Saints fans, Once we get over the emotional reaction to Nigel's sacking (the manner of which was the saddest part), we should reflect more carefully on Saints situation. 30 months ago SFC was close to the scrap heap (just like Poopey now are). We were rescued by St Markus AND by Cortese, his financial adviser, who put Markus onto the takeover of the club. Both have been revered by Saints fans as heroes, notwithstanding some concerns about Cortese's ways of doing business - e.g. the sacking of Pardew and his replacement with Nigel which was itself seriously questioned at the time and his ill-judged run-in with the media which means that they will take any chance now to rubbish Cortese for revenge. We live in a different age. Football has (unfortunately, in my view) changed in many ways. The big money ownership by foreign magnates started with the big name clubs but is gradually spreading to the so-called smaller clubs. SFC now falls into that category. We can't turn back the clock. We can't beat 'em so we have to join 'em, unless we want to remain a football minnow. Cortese is ambitious. He is still backed (we assume) by Liebherr money despite the demise of St Markus. We may not agree with his ways but surely we have to go with his ambition for SFC. If Cortese (and thereby the Liebherr family) call it a day and sell us to another rich foreign owner or a private equity consortium, who knows who will own the club. We can do without the likes of Poopey's erstwhile owners. As some have said, the fans pay good money to watch the Saints but just think how much money is being put at risk by SFC's financial backers. I believe that Cortese is trying to fulfill St Markus's dream of making the Saints a truly major club and only that is keeping the Liebherr family on board. If the fans jeopardise that by withdrawing their full support of the team (and thereby the club), the Liebherrs will probably throw in the towel. And who could blame them? We have to ask ourselves as devoted Saints fans (and I have been one for nearly 60 years): what do we want for our cherished club? The chance to reach the top of the tree or settling for at best mid-table mediocrity. Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice. By all means, on Monday night give a final rendering of 'there's only one Nigel Adkins' because that is true. He did a great job for us, was a true gentleman and will long remain in the hearts of Saints fans. He kept his dignity even when he was thrown off the bus. His final message to the team says so much about the man but it is also a message to us fans. Keep the faith, keep believing in what we have been doing and keep improving. We fans must also keep our dignity. We are not Chelski fans. We are THE SAINTS. Let's not let ourselves down by foolish behaviour at Monday's game. Support the team as we always have - the players need that support even more in the coming weeks with the uncertainties created by Nigel's departure. Let's stick together and reach for the top. We owe it to Nigel who, given the nature of the man, will be as keen for Saints to progress as we must surely be and will, I believe, retain a genuine fondness for those 'great fans' as he sincerely called us. In short, let's keep calm and carry on. COYR” saint Compo
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1:52pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Chelsea 2 nil up against arsenal after 15 mins. Think I just saw Mau and Nige sitting together laughing in the stand.
Chelsea 2 nil up against arsenal after 15 mins. Think I just saw Mau and Nige sitting together laughing in the stand. SaintMax
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1:53pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

I have mourned our loss, it is a new day.

Look in virtually every club in the country the board is attacked for not doing enough, not spending money, being in debt (mufco no less)..some people have got to wake up and smell the roses....

We have a chairman who is prepeared to invest for success..incredible, most come to either a) rob the club blind b) to increase their profile c) as a plaything d) to get a passport!

NC is none of the above..he sought out Marcus (RIP) and we are in the prem, producing players who now want to stay!!

Get a grip and you moaners be careful what you wish for...before you come over all indignant ask yourself are you a quality human being...

...because if Callaghan (chicken) is indicative of those calling for NC head you have real problems.
I have mourned our loss, it is a new day. Look in virtually every club in the country the board is attacked for not doing enough, not spending money, being in debt (mufco no less)..some people have got to wake up and smell the roses.... We have a chairman who is prepeared to invest for success..incredible, most come to either a) rob the club blind b) to increase their profile c) as a plaything d) to get a passport! NC is none of the above..he sought out Marcus (RIP) and we are in the prem, producing players who now want to stay!! Get a grip and you moaners be careful what you wish for...before you come over all indignant ask yourself are you a quality human being... ...because if Callaghan (chicken) is indicative of those calling for NC head you have real problems. warrens 76
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1:53pm Sun 20 Jan 13

miltonarcher says...

Inside information from SMS . A memo from NC to all admin and playing staff is instructing them to take lessons in Spanish. Anybody unable to pass a test in 3 weeks will be "dispatched". Fans are also encouraged to join in as the managers programme notes will be in Spanish.

Pies and pasties have been replaced by Tapas for the per match and half time snack.

Any bad taste stuff like sombrero's that supporters have left over from holidays in Benedorm are preferred to baseball caps and bobble hats.
Inside information from SMS . A memo from NC to all admin and playing staff is instructing them to take lessons in Spanish. Anybody unable to pass a test in 3 weeks will be "dispatched". Fans are also encouraged to join in as the managers programme notes will be in Spanish. Pies and pasties have been replaced by Tapas for the per match and half time snack. Any bad taste stuff like sombrero's that supporters have left over from holidays in Benedorm are preferred to baseball caps and bobble hats. miltonarcher
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1:55pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

warrens 76 wrote:
I have mourned our loss, it is a new day.

Look in virtually every club in the country the board is attacked for not doing enough, not spending money, being in debt (mufco no less)..some people have got to wake up and smell the roses....

We have a chairman who is prepeared to invest for success..incredible, most come to either a) rob the club blind b) to increase their profile c) as a plaything d) to get a passport!

NC is none of the above..he sought out Marcus (RIP) and we are in the prem, producing players who now want to stay!!

Get a grip and you moaners be careful what you wish for...before you come over all indignant ask yourself are you a quality human being...

...because if Callaghan (chicken) is indicative of those calling for NC head you have real problems.
Like!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: I have mourned our loss, it is a new day. Look in virtually every club in the country the board is attacked for not doing enough, not spending money, being in debt (mufco no less)..some people have got to wake up and smell the roses.... We have a chairman who is prepeared to invest for success..incredible, most come to either a) rob the club blind b) to increase their profile c) as a plaything d) to get a passport! NC is none of the above..he sought out Marcus (RIP) and we are in the prem, producing players who now want to stay!! Get a grip and you moaners be careful what you wish for...before you come over all indignant ask yourself are you a quality human being... ...because if Callaghan (chicken) is indicative of those calling for NC head you have real problems.[/p][/quote]Like! SaintMax
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1:55pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

A reminder that if you wish to send a message to Nigel Adkins

www.onenigeladkins.c
om
A reminder that if you wish to send a message to Nigel Adkins www.onenigeladkins.c om OSPREYSAINT
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1:57pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Inside information from SMS . A memo from NC to all admin and playing staff is instructing them to take lessons in Spanish. Anybody unable to pass a test in 3 weeks will be "dispatched". Fans are also encouraged to join in as the managers programme notes will be in Spanish.

Pies and pasties have been replaced by Tapas for the per match and half time snack.

Any bad taste stuff like sombrero's that supporters have left over from holidays in Benedorm are preferred to baseball caps and bobble hats.
Few, at least he didn't mention the Malvinas!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Inside information from SMS . A memo from NC to all admin and playing staff is instructing them to take lessons in Spanish. Anybody unable to pass a test in 3 weeks will be "dispatched". Fans are also encouraged to join in as the managers programme notes will be in Spanish. Pies and pasties have been replaced by Tapas for the per match and half time snack. Any bad taste stuff like sombrero's that supporters have left over from holidays in Benedorm are preferred to baseball caps and bobble hats.[/p][/quote]Few, at least he didn't mention the Malvinas! SaintMax
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1:58pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

saint Compo wrote:
Fellow Saints fans,

Once we get over the emotional reaction to Nigel's sacking (the manner of which was the saddest part), we should reflect more carefully on Saints situation.

30 months ago SFC was close to the scrap heap (just like Poopey now are). We were rescued by St Markus AND by Cortese, his financial adviser, who put Markus onto the takeover of the club. Both have been revered by Saints fans as heroes, notwithstanding some concerns about Cortese's ways of doing business - e.g. the sacking of Pardew and his replacement with Nigel which was itself seriously questioned at the time and his ill-judged run-in with the media which means that they will take any chance now to rubbish Cortese for revenge.

We live in a different age. Football has (unfortunately, in my view) changed in many ways. The big money ownership by foreign magnates started with the big name clubs but is gradually spreading to the so-called smaller clubs. SFC now falls into that category. We can't turn back the clock. We can't beat 'em so we have to join 'em, unless we want to remain a football minnow.

Cortese is ambitious. He is still backed (we assume) by Liebherr money despite the demise of St Markus. We may not agree with his ways but surely we have to go with his ambition for SFC. If Cortese (and thereby the Liebherr family) call it a day and sell us to another rich foreign owner or a private equity consortium, who knows who will own the club. We can do without the likes of Poopey's erstwhile owners.

As some have said, the fans pay good money to watch the Saints but just think how much money is being put at risk by SFC's financial backers. I believe that Cortese is trying to fulfill St Markus's dream of making the Saints a truly major club and only that is keeping the Liebherr family on board. If the fans jeopardise that by withdrawing their full support of the team (and thereby the club), the Liebherrs will probably throw in the towel. And who could blame them?

We have to ask ourselves as devoted Saints fans (and I have been one for nearly 60 years): what do we want for our cherished club? The chance to reach the top of the tree or settling for at best mid-table mediocrity. Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice.

By all means, on Monday night give a final rendering of 'there's only one Nigel Adkins' because that is true. He did a great job for us, was a true gentleman and will long remain in the hearts of Saints fans. He kept his dignity even when he was thrown off the bus. His final message to the team says so much about the man but it is also a message to us fans. Keep the faith, keep believing in what we have been doing and keep improving.

We fans must also keep our dignity. We are not Chelski fans. We are THE SAINTS. Let's not let ourselves down by foolish behaviour at Monday's game. Support the team as we always have - the players need that support even more in the coming weeks with the uncertainties created by Nigel's departure. Let's stick together and reach for the top.

We owe it to Nigel who, given the nature of the man, will be as keen for Saints to progress as we must surely be and will, I believe, retain a genuine fondness for those 'great fans' as he sincerely called us.

In short, let's keep calm and carry on.

COYR”
Compo...said like a gentleman...humility and reverance for Nigel...respect for what NC is trying to achieve..

Believe me if SFC were to get close to top four the south would explode..our future generational support base would be solid and huge..

...it really is now or never, this chance will NOT come again..Leibherrs go = we go and never recover.
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Fellow Saints fans, Once we get over the emotional reaction to Nigel's sacking (the manner of which was the saddest part), we should reflect more carefully on Saints situation. 30 months ago SFC was close to the scrap heap (just like Poopey now are). We were rescued by St Markus AND by Cortese, his financial adviser, who put Markus onto the takeover of the club. Both have been revered by Saints fans as heroes, notwithstanding some concerns about Cortese's ways of doing business - e.g. the sacking of Pardew and his replacement with Nigel which was itself seriously questioned at the time and his ill-judged run-in with the media which means that they will take any chance now to rubbish Cortese for revenge. We live in a different age. Football has (unfortunately, in my view) changed in many ways. The big money ownership by foreign magnates started with the big name clubs but is gradually spreading to the so-called smaller clubs. SFC now falls into that category. We can't turn back the clock. We can't beat 'em so we have to join 'em, unless we want to remain a football minnow. Cortese is ambitious. He is still backed (we assume) by Liebherr money despite the demise of St Markus. We may not agree with his ways but surely we have to go with his ambition for SFC. If Cortese (and thereby the Liebherr family) call it a day and sell us to another rich foreign owner or a private equity consortium, who knows who will own the club. We can do without the likes of Poopey's erstwhile owners. As some have said, the fans pay good money to watch the Saints but just think how much money is being put at risk by SFC's financial backers. I believe that Cortese is trying to fulfill St Markus's dream of making the Saints a truly major club and only that is keeping the Liebherr family on board. If the fans jeopardise that by withdrawing their full support of the team (and thereby the club), the Liebherrs will probably throw in the towel. And who could blame them? We have to ask ourselves as devoted Saints fans (and I have been one for nearly 60 years): what do we want for our cherished club? The chance to reach the top of the tree or settling for at best mid-table mediocrity. Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice. By all means, on Monday night give a final rendering of 'there's only one Nigel Adkins' because that is true. He did a great job for us, was a true gentleman and will long remain in the hearts of Saints fans. He kept his dignity even when he was thrown off the bus. His final message to the team says so much about the man but it is also a message to us fans. Keep the faith, keep believing in what we have been doing and keep improving. We fans must also keep our dignity. We are not Chelski fans. We are THE SAINTS. Let's not let ourselves down by foolish behaviour at Monday's game. Support the team as we always have - the players need that support even more in the coming weeks with the uncertainties created by Nigel's departure. Let's stick together and reach for the top. We owe it to Nigel who, given the nature of the man, will be as keen for Saints to progress as we must surely be and will, I believe, retain a genuine fondness for those 'great fans' as he sincerely called us. In short, let's keep calm and carry on. COYR”[/p][/quote]Compo...said like a gentleman...humility and reverance for Nigel...respect for what NC is trying to achieve.. Believe me if SFC were to get close to top four the south would explode..our future generational support base would be solid and huge.. ...it really is now or never, this chance will NOT come again..Leibherrs go = we go and never recover. warrens 76
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2:02pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Saint. says...

There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!! Saint.
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2:02pm Sun 20 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Saint. wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..
I remember him by that nickname too! How old are we?
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans![/p][/quote]I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..[/p][/quote]I remember him by that nickname too! How old are we? St.Yorkie
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2:07pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Saint. says...

Should of been owe to him
Should of been owe to him Saint.
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2:07pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

sking19326 wrote:
mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
You are not a true Saints fan. Support of the team is what its about. Get over yourself. I have a Saints shirt, not a Cortese shirt.

COYR
I agree with you but I do like the way people say (or write) 'get over yourself'. I've used it from time to time but I'm still wondering how many yoga classes I'd need to suffer if I was actually going to achieve it.

Oh, and just to please Folkestone - although I'm still angry and although I've never written it before - as this is a new era, here goes .....


...... In Cortese I trust'.

There, did it!
[quote][p][bold]sking19326[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]You are not a true Saints fan. Support of the team is what its about. Get over yourself. I have a Saints shirt, not a Cortese shirt. COYR[/p][/quote]I agree with you but I do like the way people say (or write) 'get over yourself'. I've used it from time to time but I'm still wondering how many yoga classes I'd need to suffer if I was actually going to achieve it. Oh, and just to please Folkestone - although I'm still angry and although I've never written it before - as this is a new era, here goes ..... ...... In Cortese I trust'. There, did it! Strasbourg Saint
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2:08pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Saint. wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..
I remember him by that nickname too! How old are we?
I'm 52..remember him bullying a young kid on a coach to an away game we had words..he is an absolute t$$er and if representative of anti NC feeling count me out..

We love Nigel but ffs NC is doing what he believes or has been led to believe is best for US....

..no wonder so many business's are in trouble if some of the opinions on a director trying to push onwards are anything to go by..
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans![/p][/quote]I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..[/p][/quote]I remember him by that nickname too! How old are we?[/p][/quote]I'm 52..remember him bullying a young kid on a coach to an away game we had words..he is an absolute t$$er and if representative of anti NC feeling count me out.. We love Nigel but ffs NC is doing what he believes or has been led to believe is best for US.... ..no wonder so many business's are in trouble if some of the opinions on a director trying to push onwards are anything to go by.. warrens 76
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2:11pm Sun 20 Jan 13

likewatchingbrazil says...

i think we will be seeing a string of great signings shortly, a good game tomorrow, a bright future filled with success and happy days. sorry Nigel has gone but at the end of the day i'm Southampton til i die and will be cheering my team on no matter who's in charge, never heard of the spokesman and see no need for one as i'm sure the fans are heard every match, onwards and upwards.
coyr
i think we will be seeing a string of great signings shortly, a good game tomorrow, a bright future filled with success and happy days. sorry Nigel has gone but at the end of the day i'm Southampton til i die and will be cheering my team on no matter who's in charge, never heard of the spokesman and see no need for one as i'm sure the fans are heard every match, onwards and upwards. coyr likewatchingbrazil
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2:11pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

St. Case wrote:
mesaint wrote:
i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.
You're no Saint fan! There is a perfectly good English word that starts with mo...and ends with ron. That's what you are...
Absolutely...no fan could wish this on their own club...mark my words Watson there is a game afoot and $hit stirrers are appearing all over the manor.
[quote][p][bold]St. Case[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mesaint[/bold] wrote: i would rather have adkins at lower league.than this guy in the prem.hope we go down monday 5 nill.will now suport any team adkin joins....hope its not pompy.though.[/p][/quote]You're no Saint fan! There is a perfectly good English word that starts with mo...and ends with ron. That's what you are...[/p][/quote]Absolutely...no fan could wish this on their own club...mark my words Watson there is a game afoot and $hit stirrers are appearing all over the manor. warrens 76
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2:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights. Strasbourg Saint
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2:16pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I think you mean Les Reed?
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I think you mean Les Reed? OSPREYSAINT
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2:20pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Inside information from SMS . A memo from NC to all admin and playing staff is instructing them to take lessons in Spanish. Anybody unable to pass a test in 3 weeks will be "dispatched". Fans are also encouraged to join in as the managers programme notes will be in Spanish.

Pies and pasties have been replaced by Tapas for the per match and half time snack.

Any bad taste stuff like sombrero's that supporters have left over from holidays in Benedorm are preferred to baseball caps and bobble hats.
What next Corn beef sandwiches?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Inside information from SMS . A memo from NC to all admin and playing staff is instructing them to take lessons in Spanish. Anybody unable to pass a test in 3 weeks will be "dispatched". Fans are also encouraged to join in as the managers programme notes will be in Spanish. Pies and pasties have been replaced by Tapas for the per match and half time snack. Any bad taste stuff like sombrero's that supporters have left over from holidays in Benedorm are preferred to baseball caps and bobble hats.[/p][/quote]What next Corn beef sandwiches? OSPREYSAINT
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2:22pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

Dookiez wrote:
mike doesn't speak for me!...
I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..
It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again

I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase.

STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.
[quote][p][bold]Dookiez[/bold] wrote: mike doesn't speak for me!... I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..[/p][/quote]It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS. I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase. STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER. hedge end bob
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2:26pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

SaintMax wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR
Nigel Adkins left in tears, that is because he loved the job that he was in and fate had decided that it was over, I retired recently and it too was a job that I had done for 48 years, do you reckon I might have been a bit emotional when I walked out for the last time? Too bloody right I was.
I for one Osie will miss seeing your friendly smiling Face at that drive through. My morning mcmuffin will never be the same..
I was doing something a little bit more important than that, but OK let's laugh at your little joke, ho ho ho. how droll.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]Not sure what I would do Osprey but if Adkins did leave St Marys in tears then you can understand why. If the facts are what we are led to believe then this is nothing other than cold. Onwards and upwards and all that mate but shame on Cortese for not having more humanity in the handling of this matter. Disgraceful! COYR[/p][/quote]Nigel Adkins left in tears, that is because he loved the job that he was in and fate had decided that it was over, I retired recently and it too was a job that I had done for 48 years, do you reckon I might have been a bit emotional when I walked out for the last time? Too bloody right I was.[/p][/quote]I for one Osie will miss seeing your friendly smiling Face at that drive through. My morning mcmuffin will never be the same..[/p][/quote]I was doing something a little bit more important than that, but OK let's laugh at your little joke, ho ho ho. how droll. OSPREYSAINT
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2:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

SaintMax says...

Regarding to Everton game.. How many times have we met teams with new managers and the teams have played beyond their form and whipped us!..
Regarding to Everton game.. How many times have we met teams with new managers and the teams have played beyond their form and whipped us!.. SaintMax
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2:29pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well. mack chinnon
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2:32pm Sun 20 Jan 13

ramptonfromsouthampton says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.
Hehe, didn't know Ben had such a big history behind him? I presume Mack is on about Les Reed?
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.[/p][/quote]Hehe, didn't know Ben had such a big history behind him? I presume Mack is on about Les Reed? ramptonfromsouthampton
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2:34pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Dookiez wrote:
mike doesn't speak for me!...
I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..
It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again

I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase.

STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.
Nicola Cortese said "Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club, to progress and achieve our long term targets a change was needed".

Short and not exactly sweet, could have said a lot more in my opinion.

It hints that all was not as it should have been, but that is open to conjecture, there is no evidence of any kind to say what was what.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dookiez[/bold] wrote: mike doesn't speak for me!... I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..[/p][/quote]It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS. I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase. STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.[/p][/quote]Nicola Cortese said "Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club, to progress and achieve our long term targets a change was needed". Short and not exactly sweet, could have said a lot more in my opinion. It hints that all was not as it should have been, but that is open to conjecture, there is no evidence of any kind to say what was what. OSPREYSAINT
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2:34pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I think you mean Les Reed?
No...this is all Ben Reeves's fault! ;O)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I think you mean Les Reed?[/p][/quote]No...this is all Ben Reeves's fault! ;O) Baddesley Bill
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2:37pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
I was there too but have no recollection of it, I know Kevin Davies and Uve Rosler (2) got our goals.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.[/p][/quote]I was there too but have no recollection of it, I know Kevin Davies and Uve Rosler (2) got our goals. OSPREYSAINT
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2:39pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I think you mean Les Reed?
No...this is all Ben Reeves's fault! ;O)
Surely it is all Gulys fault, can't be any other explanation.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I think you mean Les Reed?[/p][/quote]No...this is all Ben Reeves's fault! ;O)[/p][/quote]Surely it is all Gulys fault, can't be any other explanation. OSPREYSAINT
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2:41pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.[/p][/quote]So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game. mack chinnon
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2:41pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I think you mean Les Reed?
No...this is all Ben Reeves's fault! ;O)
Surely it is all Gulys fault, can't be any other explanation.
As usual Osprey you have nailed it..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I think you mean Les Reed?[/p][/quote]No...this is all Ben Reeves's fault! ;O)[/p][/quote]Surely it is all Gulys fault, can't be any other explanation.[/p][/quote]As usual Osprey you have nailed it.. warrens 76
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2:45pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
I was there too but have no recollection of it, I know Kevin Davies and Uve Rosler (2) got our goals.
The thing I most remember is that, at 4-0 down, we made three substitutions at once (Rosler, Davies and ???), they came on, each touched the ball once or twice - GOAL!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.[/p][/quote]I was there too but have no recollection of it, I know Kevin Davies and Uve Rosler (2) got our goals.[/p][/quote]The thing I most remember is that, at 4-0 down, we made three substitutions at once (Rosler, Davies and ???), they came on, each touched the ball once or twice - GOAL!! Strasbourg Saint
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2:46pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Saint. says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I think you mean Les Reed?
Yes your right, sorry my mistake!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I think you mean Les Reed?[/p][/quote]Yes your right, sorry my mistake! Saint.
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2:49pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

ramptonfromsouthampt
on
wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.
Hehe, didn't know Ben had such a big history behind him? I presume Mack is on about Les Reed?
I was a bit tongue in cheek there Rampton.
[quote][p][bold]ramptonfromsouthampt on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.[/p][/quote]Hehe, didn't know Ben had such a big history behind him? I presume Mack is on about Les Reed?[/p][/quote]I was a bit tongue in cheek there Rampton. mack chinnon
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2:55pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.
Can I buy it Del, ..Trigger.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.[/p][/quote]So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.[/p][/quote]Can I buy it Del, ..Trigger. warrens 76
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2:56pm Sun 20 Jan 13

On The Bus says...

Gutted that Nigel has gone and embarrassed at the way it happed. Can there though be many clubs in England or even Europe that have a chairman with such high ambitions and for those ambitions to be realized even quicker than virtually the entire clubs fan base ?

Lower end of league one to Europe in just a few years. We'll never forget Nigel but what a ride!

COYR
Gutted that Nigel has gone and embarrassed at the way it happed. Can there though be many clubs in England or even Europe that have a chairman with such high ambitions and for those ambitions to be realized even quicker than virtually the entire clubs fan base ? Lower end of league one to Europe in just a few years. We'll never forget Nigel but what a ride! COYR On The Bus
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2:56pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Saint. wrote:
Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!

What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world!

DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..
I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big out,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans![/p][/quote]I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..[/p][/quote]I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big out,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny Outside of the Box
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2:58pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving it the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one else other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big mouth,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny
I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving it the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one else other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big mouth,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny Outside of the Box
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3:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Someone else talking sense.
.
.
If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !!
Sorry to say but that is the attitude of an idiot!!
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Someone else talking sense. . . If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !![/p][/quote]Sorry to say but that is the attitude of an idiot!! hedge end bob
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3:12pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saint. wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I think you mean Les Reed?
Yes your right, sorry my mistake!
Well as usual, thanks to so little information coming out of the Club, conspiracy theorists paint a black picture about Les Reed, but just by Googling him, it seems there is little he doesn't know about the game of football. It is difficult to criticise someone from hearsay coming from people with their own agendas, but mud sticks unless it is washed away with contrary evidence. Perhaps someone else can enlighten us.
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I think you mean Les Reed?[/p][/quote]Yes your right, sorry my mistake![/p][/quote]Well as usual, thanks to so little information coming out of the Club, conspiracy theorists paint a black picture about Les Reed, but just by Googling him, it seems there is little he doesn't know about the game of football. It is difficult to criticise someone from hearsay coming from people with their own agendas, but mud sticks unless it is washed away with contrary evidence. Perhaps someone else can enlighten us. OSPREYSAINT
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3:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

ramptonfromsouthampton says...

mack chinnon wrote:
ramptonfromsouthampt

on
wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears.

As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much.

Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git?

All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!!
I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.
Hehe, didn't know Ben had such a big history behind him? I presume Mack is on about Les Reed?
I was a bit tongue in cheek there Rampton.
hehehe, yeah - I did sorta figure that! :) A bit of levity in these testing times is definitely a good thing!
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramptonfromsouthampt on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a strong rumour that this is a lot down to Reeves. Apparently Chalton fans hated him, and warn us he would wreck our club like a cancer from with in. The rumour is he never really got on with NA, and possibly spoke his words of wisdom in NC ears. As I said a rumour, but looking at his past failures there could be a strong element of truth, and just may be NC desire to take Saints to the top might of just trusted Reeves a little too much. Any other trust Reeves? Know Reeves? Is he a honest decent bloke, or self serving devious git? All I know I was very happy with NA, and just can't help there is something more to this than meets the eye. Saints really need NC to come out and explain for Saints fans, not for the rest of football, and may be he will when he deems right, but now is best NC! Also he might not be aloud, but I would love to hear from NA direct too, and to know he fully aware at how much we love/and our to him!![/p][/quote]I rate Reeves and glad Nigel gave him a few run outs. Hope the new manager does as well.[/p][/quote]Hehe, didn't know Ben had such a big history behind him? I presume Mack is on about Les Reed?[/p][/quote]I was a bit tongue in cheek there Rampton.[/p][/quote]hehehe, yeah - I did sorta figure that! :) A bit of levity in these testing times is definitely a good thing! ramptonfromsouthampton
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3:14pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Saint. wrote:
Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!

What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world!

DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..
I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big out,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny
Thats him!!
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans![/p][/quote]I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..[/p][/quote]I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big out,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny[/p][/quote]Thats him!! warrens 76
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3:20pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Someone else talking sense.
.
.
If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !!
Sorry to say but that is the attitude of an idiot!!
No, it isn't, it's just someone with a different opinion. you don't have to agree with it, but it is no cause to be abusive.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Someone else talking sense. . . If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !![/p][/quote]Sorry to say but that is the attitude of an idiot!![/p][/quote]No, it isn't, it's just someone with a different opinion. you don't have to agree with it, but it is no cause to be abusive. OSPREYSAINT
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3:21pm Sun 20 Jan 13

dellboy1968 says...

It is wht it is. Nigel is a decent and lovely man and we will all hold him in as much affection as Lawrie. But nothing will bring him back. So get over it and support the club we don't want to end up bitter and twisted like Chelsea.
Best of luck Nigel a warm welcome will always await you at St Marys when you get your next club in the premiership or the cup.
It is wht it is. Nigel is a decent and lovely man and we will all hold him in as much affection as Lawrie. But nothing will bring him back. So get over it and support the club we don't want to end up bitter and twisted like Chelsea. Best of luck Nigel a warm welcome will always await you at St Marys when you get your next club in the premiership or the cup. dellboy1968
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3:22pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Saint. wrote:
Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!

What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world!

DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans!
I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..
I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big out,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny
Thats him!!
We have had a few like that in the past, with CCTV their task to cause trouble is a lot more difficult, thank goodness.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Mike your a total idiot! YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!! What an embaressement watching you talk total crap on Sky Sport yesterday! I'm sure Sky chose you for a laugh to the rest of the footballing world! DE you just as stupid/lazy turning to this guy as a spokesman for Saints fans! I know not one who likes this! So your either trying it wind up Saints fans or as many think DE your so out of touch with Southampton FC and the fans![/p][/quote]I know no one who likes Callaghan! or chicken as he was known, little bully..[/p][/quote]I remember the day's when Chicken would stand there giving the large and soon at it went off so did,,,in the opposite direction,,,many times the little man with gob attached himself to friends and myself,,,he would just appear,,,, got us into scrapes when no one other than him wanted or needed them,,,,small man,,,big out,,,soft as sh1t,,,twice as runny[/p][/quote]Thats him!![/p][/quote]We have had a few like that in the past, with CCTV their task to cause trouble is a lot more difficult, thank goodness. OSPREYSAINT
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3:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Finished 2 1 to Chelsea, even the mighty Arsenal couldn't match us!
Finished 2 1 to Chelsea, even the mighty Arsenal couldn't match us! OSPREYSAINT
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3:34pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Dookiez wrote:
mike doesn't speak for me!...
I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..
It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again

I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase.

STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.
Nicola Cortese said "Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club, to progress and achieve our long term targets a change was needed".

Short and not exactly sweet, could have said a lot more in my opinion.

It hints that all was not as it should have been, but that is open to conjecture, there is no evidence of any kind to say what was what.
Did not see that Osprey. But i think you would agree Cortese has about as mch respect for the fans as the pole's had for Hitler. Wonder why that name popped into my head?????
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dookiez[/bold] wrote: mike doesn't speak for me!... I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..[/p][/quote]It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS. I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase. STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.[/p][/quote]Nicola Cortese said "Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club, to progress and achieve our long term targets a change was needed". Short and not exactly sweet, could have said a lot more in my opinion. It hints that all was not as it should have been, but that is open to conjecture, there is no evidence of any kind to say what was what.[/p][/quote]Did not see that Osprey. But i think you would agree Cortese has about as mch respect for the fans as the pole's had for Hitler. Wonder why that name popped into my head????? hedge end bob
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3:36pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Salar says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Come on Saints fans ... Remember we "are together as one" I am sad the bus journey is over for Nigel, a top man who got us back to where we belong, but... we must move on and support our new boss. First thing I hope for is a positive result tomorrow night... before an easy 3 points at Manchester... then 3 against Wigan... safe by the end of February!!! "Simples"
This week I feel that,

"I have taken ONE HELL OF A BEATING"......


(but I am over it now)...;-)

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Come on Saints fans ... Remember we "are together as one" I am sad the bus journey is over for Nigel, a top man who got us back to where we belong, but... we must move on and support our new boss. First thing I hope for is a positive result tomorrow night... before an easy 3 points at Manchester... then 3 against Wigan... safe by the end of February!!! "Simples"[/p][/quote]This week I feel that, "I have taken ONE HELL OF A BEATING"...... (but I am over it now)...;-) COYR Salar
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3:40pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
wiltssaint wrote:
I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?!
Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick
Someone else talking sense.
.
.
If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !!
Sorry to say but that is the attitude of an idiot!!
No, it isn't, it's just someone with a different opinion. you don't have to agree with it, but it is no cause to be abusive.
No it isn't ,just because someone states a fact that's not abusive. Its an opion in my opion.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiltssaint[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why lining up a replacement for the manager you are about to sack is so low. Surely we would rather one takes over immediately rather than several weeks gap of no-one knowing who is going to be the next manager or when, all the while having to play vital games with no leadership. I just don't get why people are so angry that Cortese had lined Pochettino in advance. Given that he knew Adkins didn't have a future surely that was exactly the right thing to do? Or should we have had several weeks gap 'out of respect'?![/p][/quote]Finally someone talking sense. Jeez all these nagative people reacting like a member of their closest family has been sacked ! FFS move on and get behind the team and new manager. Adkins has gone, lets draw a line under it ! Cortese does know what he is doing. You people going on about the damage he has done to this club ... What damage?!! He helped save us, he wants us to be the best we can be and play young English players... He has helped invest millions into our infra structure and over £30m in the team. Days of the dark lord are back... You idiots make me sick[/p][/quote]Someone else talking sense. . . If these supporters dont like the ride then board another bus !![/p][/quote]Sorry to say but that is the attitude of an idiot!![/p][/quote]No, it isn't, it's just someone with a different opinion. you don't have to agree with it, but it is no cause to be abusive.[/p][/quote]No it isn't ,just because someone states a fact that's not abusive. Its an opion in my opion. hedge end bob
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3:54pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

hedge end bob wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Dookiez wrote:
mike doesn't speak for me!...
I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..
It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again

I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase.

STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.
Nicola Cortese said "Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club, to progress and achieve our long term targets a change was needed".

Short and not exactly sweet, could have said a lot more in my opinion.

It hints that all was not as it should have been, but that is open to conjecture, there is no evidence of any kind to say what was what.
Did not see that Osprey. But i think you would agree Cortese has about as mch respect for the fans as the pole's had for Hitler. Wonder why that name popped into my head?????
Godwins Law
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dookiez[/bold] wrote: mike doesn't speak for me!... I agree the timing was disappointing. but sometimes u only get 1 chance to get the man u want... Loved nige to bits, but have to admit, with the not being as recognised as well as likes of liverpool and with nige not being a big name in europe.. we were still being linked with good players from championship, NC wants us to be top 4.. but still id of liked this to have happened this summer instead.. NC should not be judged now on what he has done, but at end of this season and next on what impact it had.. I hope all saints fans get behind the club, but would be nice if both the club and the fans gave a minute of respect for the great job nige has done for us..[/p][/quote]It would defuse the whole episode if NICOLA CORTESE had released a statemet from SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB , THANKING NIGEL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT INTO THIS CLUB IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS. I dont like what has happened or the way it was done. Our Chairman was not even at the press conference to introduce the new manager. He sat there with his mate telling the press what he hopes to do. How do you think the rest of the football league are looking at us now ??. We use to be able to hold our heads high but that changed with THE DARK LORD. ( and shut up Sally, you gets on my t!ts. ) and then when we get our credit back Nicola goes and does it all over again I will get behind the team and the new manager but that does not mean i think it was right in giving Nigel the push . I do think it is time our Chairman to stock of the way he treats the supporters of SFC without them filling St Mary's he would be the one packing his suitcase. STID rant over. look to the future STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.[/p][/quote]Nicola Cortese said "Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club, to progress and achieve our long term targets a change was needed". Short and not exactly sweet, could have said a lot more in my opinion. It hints that all was not as it should have been, but that is open to conjecture, there is no evidence of any kind to say what was what.[/p][/quote]Did not see that Osprey. But i think you would agree Cortese has about as mch respect for the fans as the pole's had for Hitler. Wonder why that name popped into my head?????[/p][/quote]Godwins Law OSPREYSAINT
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3:59pm Sun 20 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

SaintMax wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect).
Thanks again Mrs Adkins.
no its 130 million next season ,maybe with window no open needing more new players .cortesse just did not want nigel wasting anymore money and sending players out on loan .bringiing no better .like davis for hammond and rodriguez for sharp .both could of been more in effort to the team .i think the pre season and early season buys cost nigel his job in reality .i bet in hindsight now hev would of done different ,now he has become premiership streetwise.my only doubt does pochettio .big big gamble as adkins was that worked out .had it not then cortesse would of got abuse ,he better hope this gamble pays off.the fans wont blame pocchitto,they will blame cortesse .so its a no brainer for him nothing to lose
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Hey Nigel, thanks for doing a really nice job, but if we get relegated we could lose out on £90million, have to sell our best players, and be going to places like Scunthorpe again playing on a cow feed (all due respect). Thanks again Mrs Adkins.[/p][/quote]no its 130 million next season ,maybe with window no open needing more new players .cortesse just did not want nigel wasting anymore money and sending players out on loan .bringiing no better .like davis for hammond and rodriguez for sharp .both could of been more in effort to the team .i think the pre season and early season buys cost nigel his job in reality .i bet in hindsight now hev would of done different ,now he has become premiership streetwise.my only doubt does pochettio .big big gamble as adkins was that worked out .had it not then cortesse would of got abuse ,he better hope this gamble pays off.the fans wont blame pocchitto,they will blame cortesse .so its a no brainer for him nothing to lose saintkenny
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4:00pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

HEB Quote: No it isn't ,just because someone states a fact that's not abusive. Its an opion in my opion.

I will let you of that display of spelling, but Lone Ranger is not an idiot whatever you think of his opinion.
HEB Quote: No it isn't ,just because someone states a fact that's not abusive. Its an opion in my opion. I will let you of that display of spelling, but Lone Ranger is not an idiot whatever you think of his opinion. OSPREYSAINT
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4:04pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off! OSPREYSAINT
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4:07pm Sun 20 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Posted this on another thread but as this is where the action is...
Personally I want us to be playing against and associated with the best teams in Europe. I believe Cortese has the ambition to take us there and for any who have enjoyed the last three years, they have him to thank just as much, if not more so than Nigel.
There is no doubt that he is a driven and ambitious man and can be ruthless but he does have principles to a degree. We do not know all the issues surrounding NA, we do not know that his tenure as coach officially ended with us reaching the PL (he certainly alluded to a parting of the ways being inevitable) and maybe he was given extra time to prove himself. The reality is he was struggling and imo we would roll along just like the other mid-table clubs from now on if he improved.
When we got the result at Chelsea the other day, all the pundits and media talked about was Chelsea, not us. I don't want that attitude to continue. The "family" club with integrity died along time ago when Lowe arrived. He drained, starved and bankrupted the club for his own personal gain. But from the ashes one man has steered our return to the PL with investment and proper stewardship.
We all liked Nigel, we all love Matty but we wouln't put him in the team would we?
The kneejerk reactions I have seen over the last few days have been scandalous, without NC there would have been no Nigel Adkins and no Southampton FC.
Lowe deserved the vitriol, Cortese does not. Fans may not trust him because he can be ruhless, they may not like him because he is shy and stays out of the limelight or because he is not sentimental but the very least that Saints fans owe (and he deserves) is gratitude for restoring our club to it's rightful place.


Enjoy the ride!

STID”
Posted this on another thread but as this is where the action is... Personally I want us to be playing against and associated with the best teams in Europe. I believe Cortese has the ambition to take us there and for any who have enjoyed the last three years, they have him to thank just as much, if not more so than Nigel. There is no doubt that he is a driven and ambitious man and can be ruthless but he does have principles to a degree. We do not know all the issues surrounding NA, we do not know that his tenure as coach officially ended with us reaching the PL (he certainly alluded to a parting of the ways being inevitable) and maybe he was given extra time to prove himself. The reality is he was struggling and imo we would roll along just like the other mid-table clubs from now on if he improved. When we got the result at Chelsea the other day, all the pundits and media talked about was Chelsea, not us. I don't want that attitude to continue. The "family" club with integrity died along time ago when Lowe arrived. He drained, starved and bankrupted the club for his own personal gain. But from the ashes one man has steered our return to the PL with investment and proper stewardship. We all liked Nigel, we all love Matty but we wouln't put him in the team would we? The kneejerk reactions I have seen over the last few days have been scandalous, without NC there would have been no Nigel Adkins and no Southampton FC. Lowe deserved the vitriol, Cortese does not. Fans may not trust him because he can be ruhless, they may not like him because he is shy and stays out of the limelight or because he is not sentimental but the very least that Saints fans owe (and he deserves) is gratitude for restoring our club to it's rightful place. Enjoy the ride! STID” st1halo
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4:12pm Sun 20 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise saintkenny
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4:18pm Sun 20 Jan 13

st1halo says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three.

Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.
It's none of your business now though is it.........

miltonarcher says...
4:39pm Fri 18 Jan 13
Over and out. Thank you Saints for many years of fantastic football. Its been a roller coaster ride but for me the sacking of Nigel Adkins is the final straw. NC, you are a disgrace, you have lost this supporter for ever. SFC RIP
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three. Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.[/p][/quote]It's none of your business now though is it......... miltonarcher says... 4:39pm Fri 18 Jan 13 Over and out. Thank you Saints for many years of fantastic football. Its been a roller coaster ride but for me the sacking of Nigel Adkins is the final straw. NC, you are a disgrace, you have lost this supporter for ever. SFC RIP st1halo
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4:27pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why.

Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&grandma errerz !
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why. Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&grandma errerz ! Strasbourg Saint
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4:32pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
enlightenment, that explains a lot, thanks.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]enlightenment, that explains a lot, thanks. OSPREYSAINT
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4:34pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why.

Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&gran
dma errerz !
Merci beaucoup
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why. Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&gran dma errerz ![/p][/quote]Merci beaucoup OSPREYSAINT
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4:37pm Sun 20 Jan 13

st1halo says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.
I recorded it on my camera at the time, still got the tape somewhere and the prog and ticket

STID
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.[/p][/quote]So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.[/p][/quote]I recorded it on my camera at the time, still got the tape somewhere and the prog and ticket STID st1halo
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4:38pm Sun 20 Jan 13

long memory says...

Firstly,I would like to say a big "Thank You" to NA for everything he achieved for our wonderful club.
Having said that,I am appalled at some of the comments fired in NC's direction.
IMO, without NC where do you think Saints would be now,not in there PL for a start.Before some of you start castigating NC,just take some time to reflect on what this man has done for our club.
This man has got us into a position that three years ago we could have only dreamed of,and I really resent people calling him "Cortese",total ignorance.This man has been our saviour,and anyone who has run a business will know that you have to do what you think is right for the business,and not allow emotion to get in the way.
Good luck to you Nicola,I have complete faith in what you are doing,and hopefully in a few month's some of the fans will be see what you have done was right for the club.
I really do hope that tomorrow night the fans embrace our new manager and NC,and refrain from doing anything as futile as waving handkerchiefs,how pathetic.
As for Lawrie Mac,voicing his dismay for NC's actions,may I remind him when he "up sticks"out of the blue, and left The Saints with his side kick Lew Chatterley for "grasses greener"(Sunderland)
,with little or no consideration for the for the club or the fans,allegedly.
When I say "in NC we trust"I mean it.
I have noticed all this season,lots on this site saying,"NA picked the wrong team,got his tactics wrong" or his substitutions were rubbish,now since his dismissal, he seems to have been our "Messiah"
If NC left tomorrow,you fans that have been criticising him would be cr*****g yourselves.
Firstly,I would like to say a big "Thank You" to NA for everything he achieved for our wonderful club. Having said that,I am appalled at some of the comments fired in NC's direction. IMO, without NC where do you think Saints would be now,not in there PL for a start.Before some of you start castigating NC,just take some time to reflect on what this man has done for our club. This man has got us into a position that three years ago we could have only dreamed of,and I really resent people calling him "Cortese",total ignorance.This man has been our saviour,and anyone who has run a business will know that you have to do what you think is right for the business,and not allow emotion to get in the way. Good luck to you Nicola,I have complete faith in what you are doing,and hopefully in a few month's some of the fans will be see what you have done was right for the club. I really do hope that tomorrow night the fans embrace our new manager and NC,and refrain from doing anything as futile as waving handkerchiefs,how pathetic. As for Lawrie Mac,voicing his dismay for NC's actions,may I remind him when he "up sticks"out of the blue, and left The Saints with his side kick Lew Chatterley for "grasses greener"(Sunderland) ,with little or no consideration for the for the club or the fans,allegedly. When I say "in NC we trust"I mean it. I have noticed all this season,lots on this site saying,"NA picked the wrong team,got his tactics wrong" or his substitutions were rubbish,now since his dismissal, he seems to have been our "Messiah" If NC left tomorrow,you fans that have been criticising him would be cr*****g yourselves. long memory
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4:54pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

st1halo wrote:
Posted this on another thread but as this is where the action is...
Personally I want us to be playing against and associated with the best teams in Europe. I believe Cortese has the ambition to take us there and for any who have enjoyed the last three years, they have him to thank just as much, if not more so than Nigel.
There is no doubt that he is a driven and ambitious man and can be ruthless but he does have principles to a degree. We do not know all the issues surrounding NA, we do not know that his tenure as coach officially ended with us reaching the PL (he certainly alluded to a parting of the ways being inevitable) and maybe he was given extra time to prove himself. The reality is he was struggling and imo we would roll along just like the other mid-table clubs from now on if he improved.
When we got the result at Chelsea the other day, all the pundits and media talked about was Chelsea, not us. I don't want that attitude to continue. The "family" club with integrity died along time ago when Lowe arrived. He drained, starved and bankrupted the club for his own personal gain. But from the ashes one man has steered our return to the PL with investment and proper stewardship.
We all liked Nigel, we all love Matty but we wouln't put him in the team would we?
The kneejerk reactions I have seen over the last few days have been scandalous, without NC there would have been no Nigel Adkins and no Southampton FC.
Lowe deserved the vitriol, Cortese does not. Fans may not trust him because he can be ruhless, they may not like him because he is shy and stays out of the limelight or because he is not sentimental but the very least that Saints fans owe (and he deserves) is gratitude for restoring our club to it's rightful place.


Enjoy the ride!

STID”
Excellent post..exactly as it is..we are not in Kansas anymore.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: Posted this on another thread but as this is where the action is... Personally I want us to be playing against and associated with the best teams in Europe. I believe Cortese has the ambition to take us there and for any who have enjoyed the last three years, they have him to thank just as much, if not more so than Nigel. There is no doubt that he is a driven and ambitious man and can be ruthless but he does have principles to a degree. We do not know all the issues surrounding NA, we do not know that his tenure as coach officially ended with us reaching the PL (he certainly alluded to a parting of the ways being inevitable) and maybe he was given extra time to prove himself. The reality is he was struggling and imo we would roll along just like the other mid-table clubs from now on if he improved. When we got the result at Chelsea the other day, all the pundits and media talked about was Chelsea, not us. I don't want that attitude to continue. The "family" club with integrity died along time ago when Lowe arrived. He drained, starved and bankrupted the club for his own personal gain. But from the ashes one man has steered our return to the PL with investment and proper stewardship. We all liked Nigel, we all love Matty but we wouln't put him in the team would we? The kneejerk reactions I have seen over the last few days have been scandalous, without NC there would have been no Nigel Adkins and no Southampton FC. Lowe deserved the vitriol, Cortese does not. Fans may not trust him because he can be ruhless, they may not like him because he is shy and stays out of the limelight or because he is not sentimental but the very least that Saints fans owe (and he deserves) is gratitude for restoring our club to it's rightful place. Enjoy the ride! STID”[/p][/quote]Excellent post..exactly as it is..we are not in Kansas anymore. warrens 76
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4:58pm Sun 20 Jan 13

redsnapper says...

Echo speak to players or manager of SFC. Not some tool like this goon Mike!
Echo speak to players or manager of SFC. Not some tool like this goon Mike! redsnapper
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4:59pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

costa gaz wrote:
magnette wrote:
One game off relegation, the worst defence in PL history; if Lambert got flu Saints would be below QPR. Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair. Thank God NC has the courage to make difficult decisions in good time. The Saints Supporters Trust should do as their name suggest - support and trust.
One game off relegation??????
worst defence in PL history?????
Lambert/flu.......
Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair??????

Possibly the dumbest post I have ever read on this site.
...and who/what are the Saints Supporters Trust?

You really don't have a clue what you are talking about.
Unfortunately it is true,,,come on mid table the discussion would not be taking place....

...we are 3 points above relegation with less than half season left...realism as well as romantism is needed.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: One game off relegation, the worst defence in PL history; if Lambert got flu Saints would be below QPR. Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair. Thank God NC has the courage to make difficult decisions in good time. The Saints Supporters Trust should do as their name suggest - support and trust.[/p][/quote]One game off relegation?????? worst defence in PL history????? Lambert/flu....... Half a season to prove yourself sounds fair?????? Possibly the dumbest post I have ever read on this site. ...and who/what are the Saints Supporters Trust? You really don't have a clue what you are talking about.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately it is true,,,come on mid table the discussion would not be taking place.... ...we are 3 points above relegation with less than half season left...realism as well as romantism is needed. warrens 76
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4:59pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

st1halo wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol!
I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.
So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.
I recorded it on my camera at the time, still got the tape somewhere and the prog and ticket

STID
I guess my ticket's in a box with all my other Saints stuff (old tickets, progs, stuff from Cup Finals etc.)

I was in the Itchen and got totally lost trying to find my seat. A steward tried to help and got lost, too. Finally he led me through the exec. suite. Alas, I didn't have time to stop for a prawn sarnie. Might have met Seedhouse sooner if I had.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: My colleague just pointed out that the opening game at St. Marys Stadium was a 4 3 defeat to RCD Espanyol![/p][/quote]I was there. 4-0 down at h/t. The Saints players were like rabbits in the headlights.[/p][/quote]So were the fans Strassie. I still have my ticket from that game.[/p][/quote]I recorded it on my camera at the time, still got the tape somewhere and the prog and ticket STID[/p][/quote]I guess my ticket's in a box with all my other Saints stuff (old tickets, progs, stuff from Cup Finals etc.) I was in the Itchen and got totally lost trying to find my seat. A steward tried to help and got lost, too. Finally he led me through the exec. suite. Alas, I didn't have time to stop for a prawn sarnie. Might have met Seedhouse sooner if I had. Strasbourg Saint
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5:02pm Sun 20 Jan 13

warrens 76 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why.

Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&gran

dma errerz !
Merci beaucoup
Strass my keyboard has Deutsch and French ..allows me to swear though..thank fück!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why. Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&gran dma errerz ![/p][/quote]Merci beaucoup[/p][/quote]Strass my keyboard has Deutsch and French ..allows me to swear though..thank fück!! warrens 76
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5:45pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

My keyboard types English and gibberish, I keep using the wrong one!
My keyboard types English and gibberish, I keep using the wrong one! OSPREYSAINT
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5:52pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Spurs equalised in Fergy time Dempsey. United were so negative that's what they deserved.
Spurs equalised in Fergy time Dempsey. United were so negative that's what they deserved. OSPREYSAINT
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6:08pm Sun 20 Jan 13

ash_ says...

Can The Daily Echo please stop printing stuff from this Mike O'Callaghan!! He's not a Saints fan spokesman, he doesn't speak for all of us, he will always find something negative & then say its everyone's opinion. He's one person & a person who loves all this attention - it just massages his ego!

I for one think we should all get over it & move on. I actually support Cortese & always have done. In every football club there will be difficult decisions & although it may seem ruthless & timing a bit off I have to agree with his long term vision. He's been proven so far. Lets not forget, without him we wouldn't have the financial security we have now. The money may not have come directly from his pocket but it was his decision to recommend us as a sound investment to ML.

COYR!! We can beat Everton & dedicate it to Nigel Adkins! Then move on & up the table!
Can The Daily Echo please stop printing stuff from this Mike O'Callaghan!! He's not a Saints fan spokesman, he doesn't speak for all of us, he will always find something negative & then say its everyone's opinion. He's one person & a person who loves all this attention - it just massages his ego! I for one think we should all get over it & move on. I actually support Cortese & always have done. In every football club there will be difficult decisions & although it may seem ruthless & timing a bit off I have to agree with his long term vision. He's been proven so far. Lets not forget, without him we wouldn't have the financial security we have now. The money may not have come directly from his pocket but it was his decision to recommend us as a sound investment to ML. COYR!! We can beat Everton & dedicate it to Nigel Adkins! Then move on & up the table! ash_
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6:12pm Sun 20 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred says...

Will Pochettino bring in spanish and Argentinian stars ? is this Cortesse plan we have had some good ones playing in the league previous and presently with tevez , old div 1 ardiles , ricky villas , this may be the plan south american stars entrance to UK.
If it is successfully run and players carefully inputed in squads ot t upset present players then cortesse and Pochettino wil lbe hero s you may even win somthing ! . If not you fans taunt him and your present players get wound up things could take a nose dive sink o swim .
Will Pochettino bring in spanish and Argentinian stars ? is this Cortesse plan we have had some good ones playing in the league previous and presently with tevez , old div 1 ardiles , ricky villas , this may be the plan south american stars entrance to UK. If it is successfully run and players carefully inputed in squads ot t upset present players then cortesse and Pochettino wil lbe hero s you may even win somthing ! . If not you fans taunt him and your present players get wound up things could take a nose dive sink o swim . bluewhiteandred
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6:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why.

Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&gran


dma errerz !
Merci beaucoup
Strass my keyboard has Deutsch and French ..allows me to swear though..thank fück!!
Ha! You lucky salaud! :)
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]Osprey, in French (thus when keyboards have 'language' set to French), there's a gap between the last letter and the question mark or exclamation mark ! - like that. Maybe that's why. Anyway, I don't always agree with the three of you, but Osprey, Kenny and Bob, whatever you think of Nigel, Nicola or what's happened, you're all among the good guys on here, so keep posting, evern wid punktuition&gran dma errerz ![/p][/quote]Merci beaucoup[/p][/quote]Strass my keyboard has Deutsch and French ..allows me to swear though..thank fück!![/p][/quote]Ha! You lucky salaud! :) Strasbourg Saint
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6:20pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

ash_ wrote:
Can The Daily Echo please stop printing stuff from this Mike O'Callaghan!! He's not a Saints fan spokesman, he doesn't speak for all of us, he will always find something negative & then say its everyone's opinion. He's one person & a person who loves all this attention - it just massages his ego!

I for one think we should all get over it & move on. I actually support Cortese & always have done. In every football club there will be difficult decisions & although it may seem ruthless & timing a bit off I have to agree with his long term vision. He's been proven so far. Lets not forget, without him we wouldn't have the financial security we have now. The money may not have come directly from his pocket but it was his decision to recommend us as a sound investment to ML.

COYR!! We can beat Everton & dedicate it to Nigel Adkins! Then move on & up the table!
Agreed, here's what I've just put on the 'what the papers are saying', thread:

Whether we agree with the sacking or not, I think we can all see that the Nationals have jumped on Nicola's back with little or no understanding of the facts. Meanwhile, Nicola hasn't helped matters with his silence, and those 'spokespeople' getting their faces on TV and in the press calling for boycotts and white flags don't seem to be representative of what most of us think.

So, in keeping with the musical theme on here in recent weeks, here's one for the fans to take with them into Monday evening so as to show the world that Saints fans have moved on and are not like the Chelski fans. I hope to hear a song or two for Nigel but, most of all, I expect to hear 'Oh When the Saints', sung loud and proud for the world to hear.

With apologies to Emeli Sande:

We've got the power to change what people think
But we're biting our tongues.
We've spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid we’ll do something wrong.
If no one ever hears it,
how are they gonna learn our song?
So come on, come on, come on, come on.

We've got a heart as loud as lions
So why let our voices be tamed?
Nicola, we're a little different
There's no need to be ashamed.
We've got the light to fight the shadows
So let’s stop hiding it away.
Come on, come on.

I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers,
I'm not afraid.
They can read all about it
Read all about it.

On Monday night we'll be waking up the neighbours
While we sing away the blues.
Making sure that we remember, Nigel,
But Nicola matters, too.
So, if the truth has been hidden
Then the press are breaking all the rules.
So come on, come on, come on, come on,
Let's get the TV and the radio
To play our tune again.
It's 'bout time we got some airplay of our version of events.
There's no need to be afraid
I will sing with you my friend.
Come on, come on.

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers,
I'm not afraid.
They can read all about it
Read all about it.

Yeah, we're all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so tearful?
Now we're finally finding our voices
So take a chance, come help me sing this.
Yeah, we're all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so tearful?
And now we're finally finding our voices
So take a chance, come help me sing this.

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers,
I'm not afraid.
They can read all about it
Read all about it.
[quote][p][bold]ash_[/bold] wrote: Can The Daily Echo please stop printing stuff from this Mike O'Callaghan!! He's not a Saints fan spokesman, he doesn't speak for all of us, he will always find something negative & then say its everyone's opinion. He's one person & a person who loves all this attention - it just massages his ego! I for one think we should all get over it & move on. I actually support Cortese & always have done. In every football club there will be difficult decisions & although it may seem ruthless & timing a bit off I have to agree with his long term vision. He's been proven so far. Lets not forget, without him we wouldn't have the financial security we have now. The money may not have come directly from his pocket but it was his decision to recommend us as a sound investment to ML. COYR!! We can beat Everton & dedicate it to Nigel Adkins! Then move on & up the table![/p][/quote]Agreed, here's what I've just put on the 'what the papers are saying', thread: Whether we agree with the sacking or not, I think we can all see that the Nationals have jumped on Nicola's back with little or no understanding of the facts. Meanwhile, Nicola hasn't helped matters with his silence, and those 'spokespeople' getting their faces on TV and in the press calling for boycotts and white flags don't seem to be representative of what most of us think. So, in keeping with the musical theme on here in recent weeks, here's one for the fans to take with them into Monday evening so as to show the world that Saints fans have moved on and are not like the Chelski fans. I hope to hear a song or two for Nigel but, most of all, I expect to hear 'Oh When the Saints', sung loud and proud for the world to hear. With apologies to Emeli Sande: We've got the power to change what people think But we're biting our tongues. We've spent a life time stuck in silence Afraid we’ll do something wrong. If no one ever hears it, how are they gonna learn our song? So come on, come on, come on, come on. We've got a heart as loud as lions So why let our voices be tamed? Nicola, we're a little different There's no need to be ashamed. We've got the light to fight the shadows So let’s stop hiding it away. Come on, come on. I wanna sing, I wanna shout, I wanna scream till the words dry out. So put it in all of the papers, I'm not afraid. They can read all about it Read all about it. On Monday night we'll be waking up the neighbours While we sing away the blues. Making sure that we remember, Nigel, But Nicola matters, too. So, if the truth has been hidden Then the press are breaking all the rules. So come on, come on, come on, come on, Let's get the TV and the radio To play our tune again. It's 'bout time we got some airplay of our version of events. There's no need to be afraid I will sing with you my friend. Come on, come on. I wanna sing, I wanna shout I wanna scream till the words dry out. So put it in all of the papers, I'm not afraid. They can read all about it Read all about it. Yeah, we're all wonderful, wonderful people So when did we all get so tearful? Now we're finally finding our voices So take a chance, come help me sing this. Yeah, we're all wonderful, wonderful people So when did we all get so tearful? And now we're finally finding our voices So take a chance, come help me sing this. I wanna sing, I wanna shout I wanna scream till the words dry out. So put it in all of the papers, I'm not afraid. They can read all about it Read all about it. Strasbourg Saint
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6:21pm Sun 20 Jan 13

romsey saint says...

thomasupton wrote:
oldboy67 wrote:
hi how much have you got in the club, money that is, years of support dont pay the bills.do you tell your boss what to do, at least the supports down the road are trying to put cash into there club all we seem to do is moan when we don`t have money to buy when we do we are still the same think how many would like to have are owners.
Please tell me who pays the bills if no one bought season tickets and didn't buy tickets for the games? Cortese is not our boss.
Do you really think ticket sales run the club, NC is the boss and without him there would be no club.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldboy67[/bold] wrote: hi how much have you got in the club, money that is, years of support dont pay the bills.do you tell your boss what to do, at least the supports down the road are trying to put cash into there club all we seem to do is moan when we don`t have money to buy when we do we are still the same think how many would like to have are owners.[/p][/quote]Please tell me who pays the bills if no one bought season tickets and didn't buy tickets for the games? Cortese is not our boss.[/p][/quote]Do you really think ticket sales run the club, NC is the boss and without him there would be no club. romsey saint
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6:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
Whot i tiep dont allways come up when prezented by the ecko. Whot is skool !!

Was you a tyeacher o a toff. !!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]Whot i tiep dont allways come up when prezented by the ecko. Whot is skool !! Was you a tyeacher o a toff. !!!! hedge end bob
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6:33pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
Saintkenny WHOT SKOOL DID YOU GO TOOOOO, ONLY PROFESSOR OSPREY WANTS TO NO.

It would appear that if your spelling and grammer are not up to his standard he will take the p...i....s....s...??
?
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]Saintkenny WHOT SKOOL DID YOU GO TOOOOO, ONLY PROFESSOR OSPREY WANTS TO NO. It would appear that if your spelling and grammer are not up to his standard he will take the p...i....s....s...?? ? hedge end bob
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6:35pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Taunton Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
OS - I suspect the contract was paid up in full (probably including any bonuses ec) as a clause to this silence wil have been agreed

And before anyone starts sayinghow do you know, I don't, but my background is Legal Employment Law, so its pretty common
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]OS - I suspect the contract was paid up in full (probably including any bonuses ec) as a clause to this silence wil have been agreed And before anyone starts sayinghow do you know, I don't, but my background is Legal Employment Law, so its pretty common Taunton Saint
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6:44pm Sun 20 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season.
As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins.
Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit costa gaz
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6:51pm Sun 20 Jan 13

hedge end bob says...

long memory wrote:
Firstly,I would like to say a big "Thank You" to NA for everything he achieved for our wonderful club.
Having said that,I am appalled at some of the comments fired in NC's direction.
IMO, without NC where do you think Saints would be now,not in there PL for a start.Before some of you start castigating NC,just take some time to reflect on what this man has done for our club.
This man has got us into a position that three years ago we could have only dreamed of,and I really resent people calling him "Cortese",total ignorance.This man has been our saviour,and anyone who has run a business will know that you have to do what you think is right for the business,and not allow emotion to get in the way.
Good luck to you Nicola,I have complete faith in what you are doing,and hopefully in a few month's some of the fans will be see what you have done was right for the club.
I really do hope that tomorrow night the fans embrace our new manager and NC,and refrain from doing anything as futile as waving handkerchiefs,how pathetic.
As for Lawrie Mac,voicing his dismay for NC's actions,may I remind him when he "up sticks"out of the blue, and left The Saints with his side kick Lew Chatterley for "grasses greener"(Sunderland)

,with little or no consideration for the for the club or the fans,allegedly.
When I say "in NC we trust"I mean it.
I have noticed all this season,lots on this site saying,"NA picked the wrong team,got his tactics wrong" or his substitutions were rubbish,now since his dismissal, he seems to have been our "Messiah"
If NC left tomorrow,you fans that have been criticising him would be cr*****g yourselves.
Long memory that is a good post and true. I also think that N C has been a very good Chairman. My only wish is that he would just talk to the fans and not give the impresion that we dont exist.

I think the fans deserve the oppertunity to show their thanks to Nigel Adkins at the game on MONDAY and the only way they can do that is to sing his name out for a short period. But they must only do this once and then move on and get behind all at S F C.

Sorry if i have not spelt any words correctly, but my eyesight is not that of a young or educated man.
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: Firstly,I would like to say a big "Thank You" to NA for everything he achieved for our wonderful club. Having said that,I am appalled at some of the comments fired in NC's direction. IMO, without NC where do you think Saints would be now,not in there PL for a start.Before some of you start castigating NC,just take some time to reflect on what this man has done for our club. This man has got us into a position that three years ago we could have only dreamed of,and I really resent people calling him "Cortese",total ignorance.This man has been our saviour,and anyone who has run a business will know that you have to do what you think is right for the business,and not allow emotion to get in the way. Good luck to you Nicola,I have complete faith in what you are doing,and hopefully in a few month's some of the fans will be see what you have done was right for the club. I really do hope that tomorrow night the fans embrace our new manager and NC,and refrain from doing anything as futile as waving handkerchiefs,how pathetic. As for Lawrie Mac,voicing his dismay for NC's actions,may I remind him when he "up sticks"out of the blue, and left The Saints with his side kick Lew Chatterley for "grasses greener"(Sunderland) ,with little or no consideration for the for the club or the fans,allegedly. When I say "in NC we trust"I mean it. I have noticed all this season,lots on this site saying,"NA picked the wrong team,got his tactics wrong" or his substitutions were rubbish,now since his dismissal, he seems to have been our "Messiah" If NC left tomorrow,you fans that have been criticising him would be cr*****g yourselves.[/p][/quote]Long memory that is a good post and true. I also think that N C has been a very good Chairman. My only wish is that he would just talk to the fans and not give the impresion that we dont exist. I think the fans deserve the oppertunity to show their thanks to Nigel Adkins at the game on MONDAY and the only way they can do that is to sing his name out for a short period. But they must only do this once and then move on and get behind all at S F C. Sorry if i have not spelt any words correctly, but my eyesight is not that of a young or educated man. hedge end bob
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6:52pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season.
As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins.
Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour. Baddesley Bill
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7:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

saint Compo says...

st1halo wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three.

Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.
It's none of your business now though is it.........

miltonarcher says...
4:39pm Fri 18 Jan 13
Over and out. Thank you Saints for many years of fantastic football. Its been a roller coaster ride but for me the sacking of Nigel Adkins is the final straw. NC, you are a disgrace, you have lost this supporter for ever. SFC RIP
Sorry to hear that miltonarcher. If you are a devoted Saints fan (and I expect you are, otherwise you wouldn't be so upset), think again. Stay on the bus and keep right on to the end of the road to the promised land.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Forget the fact he might not represent us but that doesn't detract from the points he makes. This is a crazy appointment, SFC is now a laughing stock. The other teams around us will be celebrating cos for sure we are now favourites to go down. I predict a heavy defeat on Monday followed by a run that will take us back into the bottom three. Be interesting to compare the rest of our season to that of say Reading. With Nigel in charge both he and the club would have learnt how to progress in the prem, all the good work of the past couple of years has been chucked away, we are back to square one.[/p][/quote]It's none of your business now though is it......... miltonarcher says... 4:39pm Fri 18 Jan 13 Over and out. Thank you Saints for many years of fantastic football. Its been a roller coaster ride but for me the sacking of Nigel Adkins is the final straw. NC, you are a disgrace, you have lost this supporter for ever. SFC RIP[/p][/quote]Sorry to hear that miltonarcher. If you are a devoted Saints fan (and I expect you are, otherwise you wouldn't be so upset), think again. Stay on the bus and keep right on to the end of the road to the promised land. COYR saint Compo
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7:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait!
Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation.
Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.[/p][/quote]It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait! Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation. Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere! St.Yorkie
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7:41pm Sun 20 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait!
Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation.
Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere!
Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.[/p][/quote]It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait! Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation. Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere![/p][/quote]Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right, mack chinnon
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8:33pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait!
Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation.
Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere!
Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,
That'll be the built-in elasticity, Mack. You can buy a medium, drink all the beer you want and the shirt will simply grow into an XXL around you :)
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.[/p][/quote]It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait! Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation. Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere![/p][/quote]Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,[/p][/quote]That'll be the built-in elasticity, Mack. You can buy a medium, drink all the beer you want and the shirt will simply grow into an XXL around you :) Strasbourg Saint
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8:33pm Sun 20 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred says...

mack chinnon wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait!
Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation.
Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere!
Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,
my pompey shirt has so many diffarent numbers on it i look like a cammel ! with 42 players so far ! in the next print of skys ports footbal year book players will cover two pages
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.[/p][/quote]It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait! Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation. Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere![/p][/quote]Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,[/p][/quote]my pompey shirt has so many diffarent numbers on it i look like a cammel ! with 42 players so far ! in the next print of skys ports footbal year book players will cover two pages bluewhiteandred
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8:41pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait!
Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation.
Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere!
Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,
my pompey shirt has so many diffarent numbers on it i look like a cammel ! with 42 players so far ! in the next print of skys ports footbal year book players will cover two pages
Glad you still have your sense of humour, I guess ours has been stretched to the limit in the last few days.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.[/p][/quote]It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait! Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation. Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere![/p][/quote]Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,[/p][/quote]my pompey shirt has so many diffarent numbers on it i look like a cammel ! with 42 players so far ! in the next print of skys ports footbal year book players will cover two pages[/p][/quote]Glad you still have your sense of humour, I guess ours has been stretched to the limit in the last few days. OSPREYSAINT
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8:45pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Taunton Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
OS - I suspect the contract was paid up in full (probably including any bonuses ec) as a clause to this silence wil have been agreed

And before anyone starts sayinghow do you know, I don't, but my background is Legal Employment Law, so its pretty common
Nigel is an honourable man and the last thing he would want to do is wash his dirty linen in public. I fear we will never know the truth, we never got a peep out of Alan Pardew and he was wronged if you believe the conspiracy theorists
[quote][p][bold]Taunton Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]OS - I suspect the contract was paid up in full (probably including any bonuses ec) as a clause to this silence wil have been agreed And before anyone starts sayinghow do you know, I don't, but my background is Legal Employment Law, so its pretty common[/p][/quote]Nigel is an honourable man and the last thing he would want to do is wash his dirty linen in public. I fear we will never know the truth, we never got a peep out of Alan Pardew and he was wronged if you believe the conspiracy theorists OSPREYSAINT
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8:49pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

thomasupton wrote:
El Santo wrote:
Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"?
My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business.
So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say.
We will reap what we saw.
Wouldn't be surprised if lallana went he worked pretty close with Dean Wilkins who was also sacked.
Steady Thomas that could be taken the wrong way, theirs was a Professional connection demanded by the situation, I rated Dean and am sorry to see him go. He will walk into a job pretty soon.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]El Santo[/bold] wrote: Let me please ask you ALL a simple hypothetical question: If Lallana and Lambert say tomorrow that they are leaving the team because they will earn more money and win more trophies elsewhere... will we call them "traitors"? My point is we lost the right to appeal to our players loyalty (let alone our managers) since Cortese understands this is just business. So it will be just business in both directions. If I was a Saints player, I would just watch EXCLUSIVELY for my future from now on. No "concession on sentiment" like many people here say. We will reap what we saw.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't be surprised if lallana went he worked pretty close with Dean Wilkins who was also sacked.[/p][/quote]Steady Thomas that could be taken the wrong way, theirs was a Professional connection demanded by the situation, I rated Dean and am sorry to see him go. He will walk into a job pretty soon. OSPREYSAINT
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8:58pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
Velleity wrote:
st.athan saint wrote:
Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.
Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him.

I suspect the players will be no different.
Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?
There were a few times, Arsenal away, Wigan home, Sunderland home,
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how it affects the players. After AP was fired there were a few whose " form " dipped dramatically and it took NA's man management skills to get them back on board. Look at how a few of Chelsea's players " performed " ( or didn't ) under AVB. And for all those who say players are well paid to do their best at all times I AGREE - but sometimes it dont work like that.[/p][/quote]Every time I had a new manager I'd up my game to impress him. I suspect the players will be no different.[/p][/quote]Do you imply that the players were not giving their full commitment to NA and can give more to the new manager ?[/p][/quote]There were a few times, Arsenal away, Wigan home, Sunderland home, OSPREYSAINT
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9:12pm Sun 20 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

hedge end bob wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off!
its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise
Saintkenny WHOT SKOOL DID YOU GO TOOOOO, ONLY PROFESSOR OSPREY WANTS TO NO.

It would appear that if your spelling and grammer are not up to his standard he will take the p...i....s....s...??

?
I reckon the school you went to was a good one, I hear it was Approved! That's an old joke that has no meaning these days, don't times change.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just curious Hedge End Bob and saintkenny, were you taught at the same school? Why do you put a space between the last letter and the punctuation? Also why do you start sentences with lower case letters? I can talk, looking at my previous post I see an f went missing from the word off![/p][/quote]its just pc keyboards .not like these smart phone ones .it takes to long otherwise[/p][/quote]Saintkenny WHOT SKOOL DID YOU GO TOOOOO, ONLY PROFESSOR OSPREY WANTS TO NO. It would appear that if your spelling and grammer are not up to his standard he will take the p...i....s....s...?? ?[/p][/quote]I reckon the school you went to was a good one, I hear it was Approved! That's an old joke that has no meaning these days, don't times change. OSPREYSAINT
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9:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Ray the Don says...

Who the hell is this spokesman for the fans ?

Never heard of him seems like a village idiot to me.

At the end of the NA has given us a great couple of years & wish him well but hey life goes on,& we support Southampton FC full stop.

But let's remember one thing NC has no respect for us fans he is put his own personal mark on the club as he thinks he is the club.

Let's get back our red & white stripes oh forgot NC insisted that we change!

Get rid of old traditions ie programme sellers!

Has a ego problem over Le God..

Lets back the team and hope the owners see the true side of NC.
Who the hell is this spokesman for the fans ? Never heard of him seems like a village idiot to me. At the end of the NA has given us a great couple of years & wish him well but hey life goes on,& we support Southampton FC full stop. But let's remember one thing NC has no respect for us fans he is put his own personal mark on the club as he thinks he is the club. Let's get back our red & white stripes oh forgot NC insisted that we change! Get rid of old traditions ie programme sellers! Has a ego problem over Le God.. Lets back the team and hope the owners see the true side of NC. Ray the Don
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9:17pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Taunton Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Taunton Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bazultra wrote:
I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot!
Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?
OS - I suspect the contract was paid up in full (probably including any bonuses ec) as a clause to this silence wil have been agreed

And before anyone starts sayinghow do you know, I don't, but my background is Legal Employment Law, so its pretty common
Nigel is an honourable man and the last thing he would want to do is wash his dirty linen in public. I fear we will never know the truth, we never got a peep out of Alan Pardew and he was wronged if you believe the conspiracy theorists
As I said Osprey, I would suspect that both Contracts were paid up in full, this would include, performance bonuses, any agreed increases for the remaing years etc

For that, both men would have signed agreements where they couldn't give interviews

You often hear the LMA state Managers don't get paid up, or it takes a while.

I would suspect any good solicitor would advise their client to take the money, sign the agreement. Afterall, we are talking serious bundles of money and the likelihood that another job will just be around the corner.

If your settlement is still to be agreed then again its often written in that you can't start a new job till you have finalised the last contract.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taunton Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I know if I was was sacked in the same way as Nigel I would be absolutely fuming. I would take them to the cleaners. Put yourself in Nigels shoes. Imagine doing a really nice job only to get the boot![/p][/quote]Makes you wonder why he hasn't sold his story to the Red tops, you would have done I guess?[/p][/quote]OS - I suspect the contract was paid up in full (probably including any bonuses ec) as a clause to this silence wil have been agreed And before anyone starts sayinghow do you know, I don't, but my background is Legal Employment Law, so its pretty common[/p][/quote]Nigel is an honourable man and the last thing he would want to do is wash his dirty linen in public. I fear we will never know the truth, we never got a peep out of Alan Pardew and he was wronged if you believe the conspiracy theorists[/p][/quote]As I said Osprey, I would suspect that both Contracts were paid up in full, this would include, performance bonuses, any agreed increases for the remaing years etc For that, both men would have signed agreements where they couldn't give interviews You often hear the LMA state Managers don't get paid up, or it takes a while. I would suspect any good solicitor would advise their client to take the money, sign the agreement. Afterall, we are talking serious bundles of money and the likelihood that another job will just be around the corner. If your settlement is still to be agreed then again its often written in that you can't start a new job till you have finalised the last contract. Taunton Saint
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10:55pm Sun 20 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred says...

Sadly its Fans vs Owners we as football fans have no say regardless how much of our money they have your quite in your rights to disaprove of Adkins sacking and with him turning around Saints fortunes withh 2-2 draw at Chelsea and they even beat Arsenal today ? anyway good luck saints
p.s see Brighton and Hove albian made a 8 million loss last year ! and with new stadium and thy have just signed a player for 2 million ?
Sadly its Fans vs Owners we as football fans have no say regardless how much of our money they have your quite in your rights to disaprove of Adkins sacking and with him turning around Saints fortunes withh 2-2 draw at Chelsea and they even beat Arsenal today ? anyway good luck saints p.s see Brighton and Hove albian made a 8 million loss last year ! and with new stadium and thy have just signed a player for 2 million ? bluewhiteandred
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12:39am Mon 21 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Sadly its Fans vs Owners we as football fans have no say regardless how much of our money they have your quite in your rights to disaprove of Adkins sacking and with him turning around Saints fortunes withh 2-2 draw at Chelsea and they even beat Arsenal today ? anyway good luck saints
p.s see Brighton and Hove albian made a 8 million loss last year ! and with new stadium and thy have just signed a player for 2 million ?
I am somewhat confused about a fans take over, such as the PST, as fans and owners they should have the say about the Club, but from what I read that isn't the case, perhaps you can explain that situation? Brighton have just started at the bottom of the ladder of success, the first step was the Stadium, next they have to invest in a side to match their ambitions, they have to fill that Stadium to pay for the squad, the squad have to be succesful to pull in the crowds, there is no on/off switch to success. I wish them well in their quest.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Sadly its Fans vs Owners we as football fans have no say regardless how much of our money they have your quite in your rights to disaprove of Adkins sacking and with him turning around Saints fortunes withh 2-2 draw at Chelsea and they even beat Arsenal today ? anyway good luck saints p.s see Brighton and Hove albian made a 8 million loss last year ! and with new stadium and thy have just signed a player for 2 million ?[/p][/quote]I am somewhat confused about a fans take over, such as the PST, as fans and owners they should have the say about the Club, but from what I read that isn't the case, perhaps you can explain that situation? Brighton have just started at the bottom of the ladder of success, the first step was the Stadium, next they have to invest in a side to match their ambitions, they have to fill that Stadium to pay for the squad, the squad have to be succesful to pull in the crowds, there is no on/off switch to success. I wish them well in their quest. OSPREYSAINT
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4:14am Mon 21 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me!
you sir are full of shiiiiiiit
Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.
It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait!
Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation.
Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere!
Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,
my pompey shirt has so many diffarent numbers on it i look like a cammel ! with 42 players so far ! in the next print of skys ports footbal year book players will cover two pages
My sincere apologies St Yorkie, my reply was for another post but somehow I must have clicked on yours.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: As an aside in a shock move today - Nicola Cortese has allegedly promised to bring back proper red & white striped shirts for next week under the new tenure of a new Manager and not wait until the end of the season. As an added incentive to shift the new line of merchandise, Mr Cortese has offered to exchange any current shirt with Adkins printed on the back for free removing any record of the man's achievements, and loyalty shown by the fans. However you have to pay for the letters for the new Managers name...a few more than Adkins. Sounds like an excellent PR exercise to me![/p][/quote]you sir are full of shiiiiiiit[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Gaz. Yorky was only trying to inject a little humour.[/p][/quote]It's alright Bill - I was waiting for someone to take the bait! Perhaps it was in bad taste - but I can see the kit changing again soon. It will either be to generate more revenue, or the start of another master class in marketing and cash generation. Whilst the shirt is new to Saints - it's the similar to Liverpool & Forest kits when they ruled Europe. Perhaps there is a message there somewhere![/p][/quote]Its taken a while but the new kit is growing on me Yorkie. If that sounds right,[/p][/quote]my pompey shirt has so many diffarent numbers on it i look like a cammel ! with 42 players so far ! in the next print of skys ports footbal year book players will cover two pages[/p][/quote]My sincere apologies St Yorkie, my reply was for another post but somehow I must have clicked on yours. costa gaz
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