Coutinho deal sealed

Daily Echo: Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho

LIVERPOOL have had an £8.5m bid accepted for Saints target Philippe Coutinho.

Saints were reportedly prepared to pay £10.2m for the Inter Milan midfielder but their interest cooled when it became clear the player was holding out for a move to Merseyside.

Cash-strapped Inter need to sell the 20-year-old Brazil international in order to sign 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians before the transfer window shuts.

The sales of Wesley Sneijder, who has sealed an £8.4m move to Galatasary, and Coutinho would easily fund the €15m move for Paulinho

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5:04pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Tony in Liberia says...

Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline.

It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.
Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline. It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it. Tony in Liberia
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5:05pm Sat 26 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

How stupid are Inter accepting 1.7 million LESS for a player than they could have got?!
How stupid are Inter accepting 1.7 million LESS for a player than they could have got?! batesieboy
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5:08pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Red n White Army says...

No, Liverpool have had a 13m euro bid accepted. Get it right FFS
No, Liverpool have had a 13m euro bid accepted. Get it right FFS Red n White Army
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5:09pm Sat 26 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

Also, Echo, do not call Inter, "Milan" because that is AC. Try to learn these things.
Also, Echo, do not call Inter, "Milan" because that is AC. Try to learn these things. batesieboy
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5:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Spalding Saint says...

It's Inter, not Milan and the deal is in no way "sealed". With this level of shoddy journalism, it's no wonder Cortese banned you.....
It's Inter, not Milan and the deal is in no way "sealed". With this level of shoddy journalism, it's no wonder Cortese banned you..... Spalding Saint
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5:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

El Santo says...

I think the deal is form. Anyway, I didn't rate the guy much, although Pochie must have since he knew him personally.
A substitute in Inter and not wanting to come to us... Let's go for Benyat now!
I think the deal is form. Anyway, I didn't rate the guy much, although Pochie must have since he knew him personally. A substitute in Inter and not wanting to come to us... Let's go for Benyat now! El Santo
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5:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

ShakeyWiffles says...

Echo, do some journalism. You do realise this is all picked from rumour sites and saintsweb are doing a stupid "lets who see we can get to bite" by making things up!?!
Echo, do some journalism. You do realise this is all picked from rumour sites and saintsweb are doing a stupid "lets who see we can get to bite" by making things up!?! ShakeyWiffles
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5:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

The Music Man says...

Darn.

"Coutinho Deal Sealed" got me excited. Then I read that they've just accepted Liverpool's bid....and nothing to do with Saints signing a player as I had hoped
Darn. "Coutinho Deal Sealed" got me excited. Then I read that they've just accepted Liverpool's bid....and nothing to do with Saints signing a player as I had hoped The Music Man
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5:24pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Dubai-saints89 says...

shame..oh well his loss. he could have joined saints and become a regular and develop as a player, instead hes going to be a bench warmer for a club heading no where...
shame..oh well his loss. he could have joined saints and become a regular and develop as a player, instead hes going to be a bench warmer for a club heading no where... Dubai-saints89
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5:41pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Jannersaint says...

Reading the southern echo a headline like 'deal sealed' indicates to Southampton. Stupid headline. I'm sure I coutinho was coming to Southampton the Liverpool tag wouldn't consider that 'deal sealed' but maybe 'deal off'.

Regardless of getting him or not I am excited to be competing with Liverpool in key signings.
Reading the southern echo a headline like 'deal sealed' indicates to Southampton. Stupid headline. I'm sure I coutinho was coming to Southampton the Liverpool tag wouldn't consider that 'deal sealed' but maybe 'deal off'. Regardless of getting him or not I am excited to be competing with Liverpool in key signings. Jannersaint
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6:03pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Landdo says...

I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude
I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude Landdo
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6:08pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

The 8.5mil story is all over the BBC so don't knock the Echo on this one.

There were a zillion threads touting different numbers and theories from Italy and England but BBC are saying the lad wanted to go to Liverpool (case of bigclubitysis).

Makes you wonder though:

1. So much for Mopo attracting fancy players when he couldn't get a former loanie.
2. Inter had no faith in the youngster so why should we.

oh well serves us right for getting feisty about a window!!
As ever believe it when it's on the OS.. or BBC etc :(
The 8.5mil story is all over the BBC so don't knock the Echo on this one. There were a zillion threads touting different numbers and theories from Italy and England but BBC are saying the lad wanted to go to Liverpool (case of bigclubitysis). Makes you wonder though: 1. So much for Mopo attracting fancy players when he couldn't get a former loanie. 2. Inter had no faith in the youngster so why should we. oh well serves us right for getting feisty about a window!! As ever believe it when it's on the OS.. or BBC etc :( Tirau Dan
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6:22pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

Landdo wrote:
I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude
maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain.

Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.
[quote][p][bold]Landdo[/bold] wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude[/p][/quote]maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich. Tirau Dan
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6:34pm Sat 26 Jan 13

scooby mark says...

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ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh hhh scooby mark
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6:35pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Landdo wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude
maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.
Preety sure NA's still in Dubai with the family , so it won't be him as there still negotiating his settlement .......
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Landdo[/bold] wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude[/p][/quote]maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.[/p][/quote]Preety sure NA's still in Dubai with the family , so it won't be him as there still negotiating his settlement ....... Buddy SFC
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6:40pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SaintJoeBhoy says...

tangowebbedfootponyf
iddler
wrote:
ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha
Stop dribbling your dinner down your skate mouth son and do us all a favor, place yourself on the track down p*mpey central, in pretty sure the 19:25 train is running on time! Get my drift scunt?! (Oh and your mother needs pleasuring! Better get on with it you intend fish smelling pr1ck!)
[quote][p][bold]tangowebbedfootponyf iddler[/bold] wrote: ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]Stop dribbling your dinner down your skate mouth son and do us all a favor, place yourself on the track down p*mpey central, in pretty sure the 19:25 train is running on time! Get my drift scunt?! (Oh and your mother needs pleasuring! Better get on with it you intend fish smelling pr1ck!) SaintJoeBhoy
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6:49pm Sat 26 Jan 13

tangowebbedfootponyfiddler says...

SaintJoeBhoy wrote:
tangowebbedfootponyf

iddler
wrote:
ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha
Stop dribbling your dinner down your skate mouth son and do us all a favor, place yourself on the track down p*mpey central, in pretty sure the 19:25 train is running on time! Get my drift scunt?! (Oh and your mother needs pleasuring! Better get on with it you intend fish smelling pr1ck!)
ha ha ha ha scum back stabbing pony fiddler
[quote][p][bold]SaintJoeBhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tangowebbedfootponyf iddler[/bold] wrote: ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]Stop dribbling your dinner down your skate mouth son and do us all a favor, place yourself on the track down p*mpey central, in pretty sure the 19:25 train is running on time! Get my drift scunt?! (Oh and your mother needs pleasuring! Better get on with it you intend fish smelling pr1ck!)[/p][/quote]ha ha ha ha scum back stabbing pony fiddler tangowebbedfootponyfiddler
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6:50pm Sat 26 Jan 13

andysaint says...

Shame if we havnt got him but thats life - dont wast time on what could have been. Good luck to the boy at Liverpool.
Im far more interested on who we bring in now - if anyone.
Shame if we havnt got him but thats life - dont wast time on what could have been. Good luck to the boy at Liverpool. Im far more interested on who we bring in now - if anyone. andysaint
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6:52pm Sat 26 Jan 13

tangowebbedfootponyfiddler says...

scooby mark wrote:
ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh

hhh
practicing for next time your at **** marys ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]scooby mark[/bold] wrote: ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh hhh[/p][/quote]practicing for next time your at **** marys ha ha ha tangowebbedfootponyfiddler
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6:54pm Sat 26 Jan 13

redsnapper says...

Neighbours walloped by Hartlepool at home. How crap can they get?

Not bothered at losing this geezer, he has had very little game time this season.

Hope the lads are watching MUFC demolish a rather insipid Fulham.

Game on shock win at OT on Weds. COYR
Neighbours walloped by Hartlepool at home. How crap can they get? Not bothered at losing this geezer, he has had very little game time this season. Hope the lads are watching MUFC demolish a rather insipid Fulham. Game on shock win at OT on Weds. COYR redsnapper
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7:01pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
Landdo wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude
maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.
Preety sure NA's still in Dubai with the family , so it won't be him as there still negotiating his settlement .......
NC interview on Sky and The Sun.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Landdo[/bold] wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude[/p][/quote]maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.[/p][/quote]Preety sure NA's still in Dubai with the family , so it won't be him as there still negotiating his settlement .......[/p][/quote]NC interview on Sky and The Sun. Tirau Dan
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7:22pm Sat 26 Jan 13

montecristosaint says...

Now that it looks as if we are to miss out on Coutinho with no obvious replacement target in sight it should now be patently obvious why Saints had to sack Adkins an unknown quantity in European football, My concern remains whether for all his ambition Cortese can persuade enough top players to join the Southampton revolution to get the club into the top four or five in the league and overturn the current status quo. I dont envy him his task as yet again another window passes by with inadequate progress being made. Gutted,
Now that it looks as if we are to miss out on Coutinho with no obvious replacement target in sight it should now be patently obvious why Saints had to sack Adkins an unknown quantity in European football, My concern remains whether for all his ambition Cortese can persuade enough top players to join the Southampton revolution to get the club into the top four or five in the league and overturn the current status quo. I dont envy him his task as yet again another window passes by with inadequate progress being made. Gutted, montecristosaint
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7:37pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Jesus_02 says...

The Music Man wrote:
Darn.

"Coutinho Deal Sealed" got me excited. Then I read that they've just accepted Liverpool's bid....and nothing to do with Saints signing a player as I had hoped
its supposed to, just more hits ad more comments. Echo couldn't care less
[quote][p][bold]The Music Man[/bold] wrote: Darn. "Coutinho Deal Sealed" got me excited. Then I read that they've just accepted Liverpool's bid....and nothing to do with Saints signing a player as I had hoped[/p][/quote]its supposed to, just more hits ad more comments. Echo couldn't care less Jesus_02
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7:43pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Egomaniac says...

So Coutinho prefers to go to Liverpool. I don't have a problem with that - the last thing we need is a player who would rather be somewhere else. I simply wish him well in his new Club.

Although the failure to attract him here will be a bit of a confidence killer for our management team, it's not the end of the world. There will be other worthy targets to go for who truly want to be Saints - much better value than a half hearted player. I'm sure NC and MP have there eyes on suitable targets!

My only concern is that NC and MP can get fresh players to sign up before Thursday's deadline. We shall have to keep our fingers crossed.
So Coutinho prefers to go to Liverpool. I don't have a problem with that - the last thing we need is a player who would rather be somewhere else. I simply wish him well in his new Club. Although the failure to attract him here will be a bit of a confidence killer for our management team, it's not the end of the world. There will be other worthy targets to go for who truly want to be Saints - much better value than a half hearted player. I'm sure NC and MP have there eyes on suitable targets! My only concern is that NC and MP can get fresh players to sign up before Thursday's deadline. We shall have to keep our fingers crossed. Egomaniac
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7:43pm Sat 26 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Landdo wrote:
I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude
maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain.

Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.
Heard the Davis rumor a few weeks ago. What has happened to Astori.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Landdo[/bold] wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude[/p][/quote]maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.[/p][/quote]Heard the Davis rumor a few weeks ago. What has happened to Astori. mack chinnon
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8:51pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
Landdo wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude
maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.
Preety sure NA's still in Dubai with the family , so it won't be him as there still negotiating his settlement .......
NC interview on Sky and The Sun.
Where ?????? Had a look can't find it yet ????

Cheers
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Landdo[/bold] wrote: I think we'll know for sure if this guys comming to saints tomorrow, Jordan sibly on the saints official twitter said to keep an eye out for 2 big interviews tomorrow, now I guess it could be a rare interview from NC and maybe a parting interview from NA both I would consider as big interviews, however I get the feeling atleast 1 of the interviews is a new signing, oh and just to add when he wrote big interviews he used Capitols ala BIG to emphasis there magnitude[/p][/quote]maybe Lucas "Big"lia from Anderlecht who was the lynch pin of Espanyol under Mopo and it was all over the press 5 days ago with SFC Arsenal and Liverpool after him all now quiet. He is a proven top elegant holding midfielder powerful in defence and decisive going forwards... if it's him he's likely to captain. Seems the cameras and equipment are still in Barca it's unlikely to be NA.. so perhaps a second signing.. we are linked with quite a few though the silent ones are best... there is also a buzz about Kelvin Davis possibly heading to Ipswich.[/p][/quote]Preety sure NA's still in Dubai with the family , so it won't be him as there still negotiating his settlement .......[/p][/quote]NC interview on Sky and The Sun.[/p][/quote]Where ?????? Had a look can't find it yet ???? Cheers Buddy SFC
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8:59pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Harold K Steptoe says...

He's off to a club with a history, we want players who Want to come to a club with a big future.
He's off to a club with a history, we want players who Want to come to a club with a big future. Harold K Steptoe
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9:16pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Simmo13 says...

tangowebbedfootponyf
iddler
wrote:
ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha
Oh that jealousy shows through but tell you what we scummers may come and watch you when you play Gosport in the same league that's if you can afford the journey for the team bus !!!

Not long to go now and your gone ah ah ah ah
[quote][p][bold]tangowebbedfootponyf iddler[/bold] wrote: ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]Oh that jealousy shows through but tell you what we scummers may come and watch you when you play Gosport in the same league that's if you can afford the journey for the team bus !!! Not long to go now and your gone ah ah ah ah Simmo13
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9:47pm Sat 26 Jan 13

andysaints007 says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline.

It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.
Wind your neck in you plank - if you don't like the Echo then don't read it!!
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline. It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.[/p][/quote]Wind your neck in you plank - if you don't like the Echo then don't read it!! andysaints007
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9:51pm Sat 26 Jan 13

buster gutt says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline.

It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.
Well written and true get your act together and print some facts.I'm tempted to say we'll see watch this space.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline. It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.[/p][/quote]Well written and true get your act together and print some facts.I'm tempted to say we'll see watch this space. buster gutt
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9:51pm Sat 26 Jan 13

andysaints007 says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
He's off to a club with a history, we want players who Want to come to a club with a big future.
Well said!! Now lets gazump Inter to the Brazilian they are after - they obviously think he is better than Coutinho !!
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: He's off to a club with a history, we want players who Want to come to a club with a big future.[/p][/quote]Well said!! Now lets gazump Inter to the Brazilian they are after - they obviously think he is better than Coutinho !! andysaints007
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9:52pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Wilton195 says...

NC tomorrow 7am Sky , should be worth a look , may just talk hype , but may surprise us.
NC tomorrow 7am Sky , should be worth a look , may just talk hype , but may surprise us. Wilton195
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12:31am Sun 27 Jan 13

Tony in Liberia says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Tony in Liberia wrote:
Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline.

It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.
Wind your neck in you plank - if you don't like the Echo then don't read it!!
Whether I like the Echo or not is irrelevant; I don't know any other Saints sites, or forums, so if I want to read about Saints or talk about them, or hear what fans who are able to go to games say, I don't have much choice. If there were a viable alternative, believe me, I would choose it - but since there isn't, it makes perfect sense to suggest to their staff ways to improve their journalism.

You may also notice that I did it without gratuitous insults...
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline. It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.[/p][/quote]Wind your neck in you plank - if you don't like the Echo then don't read it!![/p][/quote]Whether I like the Echo or not is irrelevant; I don't know any other Saints sites, or forums, so if I want to read about Saints or talk about them, or hear what fans who are able to go to games say, I don't have much choice. If there were a viable alternative, believe me, I would choose it - but since there isn't, it makes perfect sense to suggest to their staff ways to improve their journalism. You may also notice that I did it without gratuitous insults... Tony in Liberia
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5:40am Sun 27 Jan 13

IOAD says...

Tony in Liberia wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Tony in Liberia wrote:
Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline.

It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.
Wind your neck in you plank - if you don't like the Echo then don't read it!!
Whether I like the Echo or not is irrelevant; I don't know any other Saints sites, or forums, so if I want to read about Saints or talk about them, or hear what fans who are able to go to games say, I don't have much choice. If there were a viable alternative, believe me, I would choose it - but since there isn't, it makes perfect sense to suggest to their staff ways to improve their journalism.

You may also notice that I did it without gratuitous insults...
I was listening to a programme on Radio 4, which featured a young girl, a journalism student at Bournemouth University, who was forced to offer her services for free at the Echo. These sorts of unpaid internships are relied upon more and more, and seen as the only route into the profession

These are no longer the days of Bob Brunskill.
[quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony in Liberia[/bold] wrote: Echo, why do you do this? Why have a headline "deal sealed", when the story clearly says that the deal hasn't been sealed at all, but that a bid has been accepted. Why invite the obvious criticisms of lazy journalism? Why have such sensationalist headlines, when anyone reading only a couple of sentences further can see that the headline is innacurate? It's not like this is a rare occurance; you are ALWAYS doing it, and it (a) annoys the hell out of your readers, (b) makes you look stupid, (c) makes people doubt your truthfulness, which surely is the kiss of death for any newspaper, and (d) makes no sense when you don't have to capture an audience; the very fact that we are here, on your website, almost ensures we are gong to read the story, whatever he headline. It takes only a moment to ensure that the headline matches the story beneath it.[/p][/quote]Wind your neck in you plank - if you don't like the Echo then don't read it!![/p][/quote]Whether I like the Echo or not is irrelevant; I don't know any other Saints sites, or forums, so if I want to read about Saints or talk about them, or hear what fans who are able to go to games say, I don't have much choice. If there were a viable alternative, believe me, I would choose it - but since there isn't, it makes perfect sense to suggest to their staff ways to improve their journalism. You may also notice that I did it without gratuitous insults...[/p][/quote]I was listening to a programme on Radio 4, which featured a young girl, a journalism student at Bournemouth University, who was forced to offer her services for free at the Echo. These sorts of unpaid internships are relied upon more and more, and seen as the only route into the profession These are no longer the days of Bob Brunskill. IOAD
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10:45am Sun 27 Jan 13

Wilton195 says...

Saw interview with NC , not a lot new there.
Saw interview with NC , not a lot new there. Wilton195
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3:25pm Sun 27 Jan 13

frenchvic says...

tangowebbedfootponyf
iddler
wrote:
ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha
What an odd person. Thumbs up for euthanasia.
[quote][p][bold]tangowebbedfootponyf iddler[/bold] wrote: ha ha dumb arse scummer horse fidders even with your money players not interested... must have heard about your sespit of a city and passion for sleeping with pony and family members .. ha ha ha ha best thing for so post code is nuclear bomb..after the way your fans treated fake tan adkins back stabbing scum. the name fits ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]What an odd person. Thumbs up for euthanasia. frenchvic
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4:30pm Sun 27 Jan 13

TEBOURBA says...

Cortese says it was "perfect timing " to sack Nigel.
What a choice of words to dismiss a valued, loyal and talented employee rated by over 90% of Saints supporters, in favour of a man who finished rock bottom with Espanyol and has never won anything!
What goes around comes around Mr Cortese.
Cortese says it was "perfect timing " to sack Nigel. What a choice of words to dismiss a valued, loyal and talented employee rated by over 90% of Saints supporters, in favour of a man who finished rock bottom with Espanyol and has never won anything! What goes around comes around Mr Cortese. TEBOURBA
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6:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

TEBOURBA says...

Cortese says it was "perfect timing " to sack Nigel.
What a choice of words to dismiss a valued, loyal and talented employee rated by over 90% of Saints supporters, in favour of a man who finished rock bottom with Espanyol and has never won anything!
What goes around comes around Mr Cortese.
Cortese says it was "perfect timing " to sack Nigel. What a choice of words to dismiss a valued, loyal and talented employee rated by over 90% of Saints supporters, in favour of a man who finished rock bottom with Espanyol and has never won anything! What goes around comes around Mr Cortese. TEBOURBA
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8:31am Mon 28 Jan 13

Melbsaint says...

Ok so we missed this guy.
Lets go get hooper, ince and butland! 3 players for the future!
Ok so we missed this guy. Lets go get hooper, ince and butland! 3 players for the future! Melbsaint
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8:32am Mon 28 Jan 13

Melbsaint says...

Problem is in hindsight they speak English so probably no good.
Problem is in hindsight they speak English so probably no good. Melbsaint
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9:13am Mon 28 Jan 13

gr8saint says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Cortese says it was "perfect timing " to sack Nigel.
What a choice of words to dismiss a valued, loyal and talented employee rated by over 90% of Saints supporters, in favour of a man who finished rock bottom with Espanyol and has never won anything!
What goes around comes around Mr Cortese.
Do you never get bored of making yourself look the fool?
Try getting some factual information before posting!

Firstly, Pochettino did not FINISH bottom of the league, they were bottom when he left after some reasonably good seasons.
Secondly, he was not sacked! He Left, by mutual consent! ( http://www1.skysport
s.com/news/11095/828
6792/ )
Thirdly, everything he did at Espanyol was done on a budget smaller than that of Portsmouth's and each year the best performers had to be sold in order to finance the next season.

I don't see your manager getting you to finish 11th, or 8th or 14th this season, do you? (That was Pochettino's record with Espanyol!)
No, I didn't think you would!

I also don't see a wealth of talent being produced by your academy, either! He achieved that with Espanyol, also.
The likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinio rate him highly for what he achieved. I have a feeling their opinions are more highly regarded than yours!

As for Nigel Adkins, he is still rated by most saints fans and even by Mr Cortese, but the decision was made for the on-going future of the club. The fans must live with it and move on.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Cortese says it was "perfect timing " to sack Nigel. What a choice of words to dismiss a valued, loyal and talented employee rated by over 90% of Saints supporters, in favour of a man who finished rock bottom with Espanyol and has never won anything! What goes around comes around Mr Cortese.[/p][/quote]Do you never get bored of making yourself look the fool? Try getting some factual information before posting! Firstly, Pochettino did not FINISH bottom of the league, they were bottom when he left after some reasonably good seasons. Secondly, he was not sacked! He Left, by mutual consent! ( http://www1.skysport s.com/news/11095/828 6792/ ) Thirdly, everything he did at Espanyol was done on a budget smaller than that of Portsmouth's and each year the best performers had to be sold in order to finance the next season. I don't see your manager getting you to finish 11th, or 8th or 14th this season, do you? (That was Pochettino's record with Espanyol!) No, I didn't think you would! I also don't see a wealth of talent being produced by your academy, either! He achieved that with Espanyol, also. The likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinio rate him highly for what he achieved. I have a feeling their opinions are more highly regarded than yours! As for Nigel Adkins, he is still rated by most saints fans and even by Mr Cortese, but the decision was made for the on-going future of the club. The fans must live with it and move on. gr8saint
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