Saints chairman Nicola Cortese defends replacing Nigel Adkins with Mauricio Pochettino

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Southampton's executive chairman, Nicola Cortese, has defended his controversial sacking of Nigel Adkins, describing the timing as ''perfect''.

Adkins was relieved of his managerial duties nine days ago after taking the club to back-to-back promotions and 15th place in the Premier League, with his dismissal arriving two days after a 2-2 draw at Chelsea.

He was immediately replaced by Argentinean Mauricio Pochettino, with the general consensus being that Adkins had been harshly treated.

The Southampton fans certainly felt so and sang their former manager's name during the 0-0 draw with Everton last Monday, but Cortese stands by the move he made.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, he said: ''Nigel and I, we always had a very good relationship, to the last second. It was very tough, not just for him but for me.

''To me, there's one time, which is right, especially if you are 100% convinced it is the right thing. Ultimately for the team it was the right thing, it was perfect timing ''It sounds harsh but it was for the benefit of the progress we want to achieve over the next couple of months and years. It's not only for today but for tomorrow.''

Cortese has attracted criticism in the wake of the sacking, with Saints icon Matt Le Tissier accusing him of having an ego problem.

According to Cortese, though, everything he does is for the benefit of Southampton.

He added: ''Maybe I need to sacrifice my popularity to get the right decision. If that's the case, I'm happy.

''I am a perfectionist. Some people say that's not good, but it helps the football club to keep attention to detail and not stand still.''

On Le Tissier, a one-club man afforded hero status by the Saints fans, he said: ''I don't even know him, he's never met me. Anyone in the past who is associated with the club is stirring negativity towards me should probably ask if it's beneficial for the club. I would not allow myself to judge someone I have never met.''

On the future of the club, but as a whole and with Le Tissier, Cortese asked everyone to get behind his vision.

He said: ''I'd like in the future, for the supporters to buy more into what we do as a club. Not players, managers or chairmen, the club.

''I am not excluding anyone. Anyone who has Southampton at heart has a place.''

Le Tissier wants clear-the-air talks with Cortese. Read the full story here.

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11:34am Sun 27 Jan 13

Velleity says...

Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant. Velleity

11:34am Sun 27 Jan 13

three halves says...

Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
Get lost Cortese you fool no one. three halves

11:35am Sun 27 Jan 13

Tye-Dye pt2 says...

And from on high the Don speaks, and to be fair to him its what I assumed was his stance on Saints, he just wants more and will sacrifice personal popularity to achieve it. As much as it was a shock about Nige you cant really slag NC off unless you are in possession of all the facts, which quite frankly we & MLT etc are not as most of us (MLT included) have never met him, those that have paint a very different picture of the man. So NC, are we signing Villa or what?? WTFILN!!!
And from on high the Don speaks, and to be fair to him its what I assumed was his stance on Saints, he just wants more and will sacrifice personal popularity to achieve it. As much as it was a shock about Nige you cant really slag NC off unless you are in possession of all the facts, which quite frankly we & MLT etc are not as most of us (MLT included) have never met him, those that have paint a very different picture of the man. So NC, are we signing Villa or what?? WTFILN!!! Tye-Dye pt2

11:41am Sun 27 Jan 13

Taoboy says...

Better late than never. Listen to your PR guy right now NC. Special guest ex players introduced to the crowd at half time please, buy the rights to show us there best bits from Telly in the stadium.

Onward and upward.
Better late than never. Listen to your PR guy right now NC. Special guest ex players introduced to the crowd at half time please, buy the rights to show us there best bits from Telly in the stadium. Onward and upward. Taoboy

11:41am Sun 27 Jan 13

buckie says...

i seen that interview this morning and it was an interesting insight in to Mr Cortese in my opinion action"s speak louder than words he is a very hard chairman to please but even though i did"nt and still dont agree with the dis-missal of NA i believe that if Mr Cortese thinks it is to the long term benefit of our club it will be done and that the fans feelings do not come in to it as he will do as to what he believe"s is right only time will tell if NC is correct though COYS
i seen that interview this morning and it was an interesting insight in to Mr Cortese in my opinion action"s speak louder than words he is a very hard chairman to please but even though i did"nt and still dont agree with the dis-missal of NA i believe that if Mr Cortese thinks it is to the long term benefit of our club it will be done and that the fans feelings do not come in to it as he will do as to what he believe"s is right only time will tell if NC is correct though COYS buckie

11:42am Sun 27 Jan 13

andysaints007 says...

three halves wrote:
Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
TW&T
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Get lost Cortese you fool no one.[/p][/quote]TW&T andysaints007

11:43am Sun 27 Jan 13

andysaints007 says...

Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ??? andysaints007

11:45am Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
Get lost three halves you fool no one.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Get lost Cortese you fool no one.[/p][/quote]Get lost three halves you fool no one. OSPREYSAINT

11:51am Sun 27 Jan 13

Saint. says...

Saint. says...
11:33am Sun 27 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Cortese come across as very intelligent, he only has the best interests of the club, if we stick behind him and his ideas we can achieve What he has been working hard to do for the past 3 years, I also agree with. Him about le tizz, mat has jumped to a conclusion and made judgments on him without knowing him or the longterm plan, competing within the top 6, now I want some of that, http://www.skysports


.com/skysportsnews/s


tory/0,28679,19494_8


445857,00.html
Totally agree! NC ROCKS! Our club in very good hands, and he keeps things very simple!! He talks about Southampton FC not individuals! NC will take Southampton FC to the top!

For those who missed, he dose say his relaintionship with NA was the best up until the last seconds, and that matches NA comments constantly while in charge. I believe NC has been straight with NA all the way, and NA was always aware of the bigger picture, the club! So WAKE UP DE! I am sure when NA decides to talk, he will thank and compliment NC.

With MP interview with the Sun paper (not the DE) which you can see on the BBC website, is also excellent! It seems the CLUB are on a responsese PR route with the fans and a message to the footballing world while in Spain! Well done NC!

The future bright, and the future very bright under NC leadership! We are very lucky indeed!!
Saint. says... 11:33am Sun 27 Jan 13 InCortesewetrust wrote: Cortese come across as very intelligent, he only has the best interests of the club, if we stick behind him and his ideas we can achieve What he has been working hard to do for the past 3 years, I also agree with. Him about le tizz, mat has jumped to a conclusion and made judgments on him without knowing him or the longterm plan, competing within the top 6, now I want some of that, http://www.skysports .com/skysportsnews/s tory/0,28679,19494_8 445857,00.html Totally agree! NC ROCKS! Our club in very good hands, and he keeps things very simple!! He talks about Southampton FC not individuals! NC will take Southampton FC to the top! For those who missed, he dose say his relaintionship with NA was the best up until the last seconds, and that matches NA comments constantly while in charge. I believe NC has been straight with NA all the way, and NA was always aware of the bigger picture, the club! So WAKE UP DE! I am sure when NA decides to talk, he will thank and compliment NC. With MP interview with the Sun paper (not the DE) which you can see on the BBC website, is also excellent! It seems the CLUB are on a responsese PR route with the fans and a message to the footballing world while in Spain! Well done NC! The future bright, and the future very bright under NC leadership! We are very lucky indeed!! Saint.

11:54am Sun 27 Jan 13

Velleity says...

three halves wrote:
Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
Why would this story even interest a non-supporter who has never set foot in the ground?

You're Kent and we know you are,
You're Kent and we know you are,
You're Kent and we know you are,
You're Kent and we know you are...

Time for a new identity for you so you can post with at least a tiny bit of credibility.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Get lost Cortese you fool no one.[/p][/quote]Why would this story even interest a non-supporter who has never set foot in the ground? You're Kent and we know you are, You're Kent and we know you are, You're Kent and we know you are, You're Kent and we know you are... Time for a new identity for you so you can post with at least a tiny bit of credibility. Velleity

11:58am Sun 27 Jan 13

peenut81 says...

i hate u
you go away
he said it
no he did
COYR, WTF OMG !!
zzzzzzzzz
football fans = morons
You're being bumped £150 a week ON SKY SPORTS AND Season tickets to subsidise a millionaires tax dodge and to make sure arrogant 18yr olds get to drive sports cars.
Do any of you think any club owner/manager/player cares what you all think/do/exist?
i hate u you go away he said it no he did COYR, WTF OMG !! zzzzzzzzz football fans = morons You're being bumped £150 a week ON SKY SPORTS AND Season tickets to subsidise a millionaires tax dodge and to make sure arrogant 18yr olds get to drive sports cars. Do any of you think any club owner/manager/player cares what you all think/do/exist? peenut81

11:59am Sun 27 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

three halves wrote:
Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
K N O B !
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Get lost Cortese you fool no one.[/p][/quote]K N O B ! InCortesewetrust

11:59am Sun 27 Jan 13

Velleity says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Well, for instance with one line at the end of the announcement of MP saying "The Club would like to thank Nigel Adkins for his service over the past three seasons, and wish him well for the future." One, single mention, then not even a "thank you for two promotions" in Monday's programme.

I stress: I reckon this may well prove to be an inspired change, but I still think there could have been some acknowledgement of NA's work.

I all looks a bit like, well, this:

http://www.evolution
news.org/leninutentr
otsly_550x167.jpg
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Well, for instance with one line at the end of the announcement of MP saying "The Club would like to thank Nigel Adkins for his service over the past three seasons, and wish him well for the future." One, single mention, then not even a "thank you for two promotions" in Monday's programme. I stress: I reckon this may well prove to be an inspired change, but I still think there could have been some acknowledgement of NA's work. I all looks a bit like, well, this: http://www.evolution news.org/leninutentr otsly_550x167.jpg Velleity

12:00pm Sun 27 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

Cortese treats everyone with utter contempt, the fans, his staff, the media (not just the DE) contractors... the list is endless.
I will continue to be a saints fan and I hope he realises his dream to make us a top club.

Good on the echo for not laying down and letting this man walk all over them.
Cortese treats everyone with utter contempt, the fans, his staff, the media (not just the DE) contractors... the list is endless. I will continue to be a saints fan and I hope he realises his dream to make us a top club. Good on the echo for not laying down and letting this man walk all over them. costa gaz

12:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

three halves says...

" Perfect timing " Just as the team under NA are showing european form and playing exciting football.
" Perfect timing " Just as the team under NA are showing european form and playing exciting football. three halves

12:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero, InCortesewetrust

12:03pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Taunton Saint says...

I have no issue with what he is trying to do with the club, but the overriding thing to me is this.

Cortese is a businessman and a reat one no arguments but what he has to relaise is this, that FANS will always be emotive and if you communicate then they will BUY IN (hs words) to what he is aiming for.

I know you can't explain everything, and nor would I want them to do, but sacking a manager noone (apart from a very few) were asking to be sacked was stange and did need explaining.

He could have done that at the press conference or in the programme notes

Good luck Saints, Good luck MP & NC
I have no issue with what he is trying to do with the club, but the overriding thing to me is this. Cortese is a businessman and a reat one no arguments but what he has to relaise is this, that FANS will always be emotive and if you communicate then they will BUY IN (hs words) to what he is aiming for. I know you can't explain everything, and nor would I want them to do, but sacking a manager noone (apart from a very few) were asking to be sacked was stange and did need explaining. He could have done that at the press conference or in the programme notes Good luck Saints, Good luck MP & NC Taunton Saint

12:07pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Velleity says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out. Velleity

12:07pm Sun 27 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

All this was obvious to me from the first moment I heard of NA's sacking. What NC does not explain is:"WHY was it the perfect time?" That's the only bit I didn't understand, and still don't.
All this was obvious to me from the first moment I heard of NA's sacking. What NC does not explain is:"WHY was it the perfect time?" That's the only bit I didn't understand, and still don't. batesieboy

12:09pm Sun 27 Jan 13

kinkyboots09 says...

peenut81 wrote:
i hate u
you go away
he said it
no he did
COYR, WTF OMG !!
zzzzzzzzz
football fans = morons
You're being bumped £150 a week ON SKY SPORTS AND Season tickets to subsidise a millionaires tax dodge and to make sure arrogant 18yr olds get to drive sports cars.
Do any of you think any club owner/manager/player cares what you all think/do/exist?
Green eyed monsters have a tendency to be pathetic little nobodies who are virgins,no friends and envious of the whole world ,you need help nut81 and real quick
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: i hate u you go away he said it no he did COYR, WTF OMG !! zzzzzzzzz football fans = morons You're being bumped £150 a week ON SKY SPORTS AND Season tickets to subsidise a millionaires tax dodge and to make sure arrogant 18yr olds get to drive sports cars. Do any of you think any club owner/manager/player cares what you all think/do/exist?[/p][/quote]Green eyed monsters have a tendency to be pathetic little nobodies who are virgins,no friends and envious of the whole world ,you need help nut81 and real quick kinkyboots09

12:12pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough Tirau Dan

12:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

MGRA says...

Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
you will always get the labotomised money/power worshippers.... Yes it may well turn out to have been perfect timing, but this interview just highlights how detatched from reality NC is. He is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks he is capable of building an inclusive club. He is not capable of that. Regarding his admission that he has never met MLT, just a sad admission that the club is a dis-connected glory-hunting investment machine at the moment. I still think the club is actually in safe hands, but the shabby nature of our "progress" will continue to be a stain on the reputation of the club. If NC had any b@lls he would break down the barriers and get Matt, the Echo and others he has excluded to build a better image for the club and really start to include. But this won't happen.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.[/p][/quote]you will always get the labotomised money/power worshippers.... Yes it may well turn out to have been perfect timing, but this interview just highlights how detatched from reality NC is. He is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks he is capable of building an inclusive club. He is not capable of that. Regarding his admission that he has never met MLT, just a sad admission that the club is a dis-connected glory-hunting investment machine at the moment. I still think the club is actually in safe hands, but the shabby nature of our "progress" will continue to be a stain on the reputation of the club. If NC had any b@lls he would break down the barriers and get Matt, the Echo and others he has excluded to build a better image for the club and really start to include. But this won't happen. MGRA

12:21pm Sun 27 Jan 13

TruthBringer says...

So you want reasons why this was the right time?

1) Transfer Window still open
2) we have a 9 day break between games and could get the new manager time with the team in a bonding session in Barcelona
3) We are on the up as a team and therefore momentum is easier to pick up than trying to claw back a negative mindset
4) There was a few days for fans to vent anger before the Everton game so they turned up seeing the bigger picture

It was the perfect time to do it. Nigel has not spoken about it but maybe he had a golden handshake. Honestly was NA the next Alex Ferguson? Probably not. His tactics were iffy often and he is a very good Championship Manger. Time will tell if this was right but if you want to attract bigger names and move forward as a football club/business then you need to make changes when you think you need to.

I am a big supporter of NA but onwards and upwards. The mistake NC made was not manning up to the Press on the MP unveiling ceremony.
So you want reasons why this was the right time? 1) Transfer Window still open 2) we have a 9 day break between games and could get the new manager time with the team in a bonding session in Barcelona 3) We are on the up as a team and therefore momentum is easier to pick up than trying to claw back a negative mindset 4) There was a few days for fans to vent anger before the Everton game so they turned up seeing the bigger picture It was the perfect time to do it. Nigel has not spoken about it but maybe he had a golden handshake. Honestly was NA the next Alex Ferguson? Probably not. His tactics were iffy often and he is a very good Championship Manger. Time will tell if this was right but if you want to attract bigger names and move forward as a football club/business then you need to make changes when you think you need to. I am a big supporter of NA but onwards and upwards. The mistake NC made was not manning up to the Press on the MP unveiling ceremony. TruthBringer

12:30pm Sun 27 Jan 13

saint61 says...

What a great interview given by NC to SSN. He doesnt want to be stuck in past and looks to the future. A sharp buiness man who has his plans and will ue the correct peopleto get where he wants to go. He said of MLT that he has never met him so will not judge him or comment on him. MLT would be weill advised to do the same.
I always held NC in high esteem and fter seeing the interview on SSN he has gone up even more.
What a great interview given by NC to SSN. He doesnt want to be stuck in past and looks to the future. A sharp buiness man who has his plans and will ue the correct peopleto get where he wants to go. He said of MLT that he has never met him so will not judge him or comment on him. MLT would be weill advised to do the same. I always held NC in high esteem and fter seeing the interview on SSN he has gone up even more. saint61

12:33pm Sun 27 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.[/p][/quote]If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy? InCortesewetrust

12:43pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest.

He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again!

His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints!
Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest. He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again! His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints! Bring back Branfoot

12:45pm Sun 27 Jan 13

JohnItaly says...

I really do think it is time to draw a line under the departure of Nigel Adkins and the circumstances surrounding his leaving. What has happened has happened. All the discussion in the world is not going to change that.What matters now is the events of the next few weeks and surviving in the Premiership for the momentum built up over the last couple of seasons to continue. Whilst one can have their opinions of NC, good, bad or indifferent, I do believe he has the interests of Southampton FC at heart. His ability to maintain his desire for SFC to be seen as a "big club" will be tested in the next few days in what remains of the transfer window. Clearly he has been active and I very much doubt he had counted on capturing Coutinho and therefore had other irons in the fire. NC needs to pull something out of he bag to counter all the bad press he has received of late. I think he will.
I really do think it is time to draw a line under the departure of Nigel Adkins and the circumstances surrounding his leaving. What has happened has happened. All the discussion in the world is not going to change that.What matters now is the events of the next few weeks and surviving in the Premiership for the momentum built up over the last couple of seasons to continue. Whilst one can have their opinions of NC, good, bad or indifferent, I do believe he has the interests of Southampton FC at heart. His ability to maintain his desire for SFC to be seen as a "big club" will be tested in the next few days in what remains of the transfer window. Clearly he has been active and I very much doubt he had counted on capturing Coutinho and therefore had other irons in the fire. NC needs to pull something out of he bag to counter all the bad press he has received of late. I think he will. JohnItaly

12:45pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?
It will be interesting to see what the next program holds. We will have to wait a while though.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.[/p][/quote]If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?[/p][/quote]It will be interesting to see what the next program holds. We will have to wait a while though. Thornhill Saint

12:46pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest.

He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again!

His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints!
But I've got a very good grass of hair.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest. He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again! His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints![/p][/quote]But I've got a very good grass of hair. Rising_Son

12:47pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

Bloody predictive text! I've got a very good head of hair.
Bloody predictive text! I've got a very good head of hair. Rising_Son

1:01pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Velleity says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?
Crikey, you really are blinkered, aren't you?

OK, if it was printed as normal, there would have been a word from the manager (NA). As it was, not a mention, not even a picture anywhere with him even in the background. Odd.

Carry on shouting that nothing was wrong with the airbrushing of NA; that'll make your view true.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.[/p][/quote]If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?[/p][/quote]Crikey, you really are blinkered, aren't you? OK, if it was printed as normal, there would have been a word from the manager (NA). As it was, not a mention, not even a picture anywhere with him even in the background. Odd. Carry on shouting that nothing was wrong with the airbrushing of NA; that'll make your view true. Velleity

1:10pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

TruthBringer wrote:
So you want reasons why this was the right time?

1) Transfer Window still open
2) we have a 9 day break between games and could get the new manager time with the team in a bonding session in Barcelona
3) We are on the up as a team and therefore momentum is easier to pick up than trying to claw back a negative mindset
4) There was a few days for fans to vent anger before the Everton game so they turned up seeing the bigger picture

It was the perfect time to do it. Nigel has not spoken about it but maybe he had a golden handshake. Honestly was NA the next Alex Ferguson? Probably not. His tactics were iffy often and he is a very good Championship Manger. Time will tell if this was right but if you want to attract bigger names and move forward as a football club/business then you need to make changes when you think you need to.

I am a big supporter of NA but onwards and upwards. The mistake NC made was not manning up to the Press on the MP unveiling ceremony.
That
[quote][p][bold]TruthBringer[/bold] wrote: So you want reasons why this was the right time? 1) Transfer Window still open 2) we have a 9 day break between games and could get the new manager time with the team in a bonding session in Barcelona 3) We are on the up as a team and therefore momentum is easier to pick up than trying to claw back a negative mindset 4) There was a few days for fans to vent anger before the Everton game so they turned up seeing the bigger picture It was the perfect time to do it. Nigel has not spoken about it but maybe he had a golden handshake. Honestly was NA the next Alex Ferguson? Probably not. His tactics were iffy often and he is a very good Championship Manger. Time will tell if this was right but if you want to attract bigger names and move forward as a football club/business then you need to make changes when you think you need to. I am a big supporter of NA but onwards and upwards. The mistake NC made was not manning up to the Press on the MP unveiling ceremony.[/p][/quote]That Rob The Saint NOT in NZ

1:21pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

Nicola Cortese obviously had his missgivings about Nigel for some time.
I think his way of saying it was "perfect" timing can be easily misconstrued.
Although Nigel had obviously began to turn things around, after what can only be the worst ever set of opening fixtures that any promoted team has had to endure.
Cortese had, already in advance,had the new manager studying his future Saints players.
The fact that the January transfer window was available was the obvious time to change and with the opportunity to take the team away to train,to get to know them.
This is what I see was his view of "Perfect".
I like most, was very disturbed by the perceived callousness of Nigel's departure.
He seems to be a very driven character
His interview demonstrates that he intends, come what may,to raise the profile of our club from the average provincial club to one of the leading lights in the premier league.
Time now to move on and get behind the continuing move upward of our great club.
COYS
Nicola Cortese obviously had his missgivings about Nigel for some time. I think his way of saying it was "perfect" timing can be easily misconstrued. Although Nigel had obviously began to turn things around, after what can only be the worst ever set of opening fixtures that any promoted team has had to endure. Cortese had, already in advance,had the new manager studying his future Saints players. The fact that the January transfer window was available was the obvious time to change and with the opportunity to take the team away to train,to get to know them. This is what I see was his view of "Perfect". I like most, was very disturbed by the perceived callousness of Nigel's departure. He seems to be a very driven character His interview demonstrates that he intends, come what may,to raise the profile of our club from the average provincial club to one of the leading lights in the premier league. Time now to move on and get behind the continuing move upward of our great club. COYS SFCOLDBOY

1:28pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest.

He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again!

His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints!
But I've got a very good grass of hair.
Rising as well as hair you DO have sth up top. I think you and OSPers are the only people on here who have made me second guess my infallible opinion, or is that inflated. Looking at the sky interview with Nicky, he almost quotes me! Maybe he does read this delightful little thread!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest. He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again! His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints![/p][/quote]But I've got a very good grass of hair.[/p][/quote]Rising as well as hair you DO have sth up top. I think you and OSPers are the only people on here who have made me second guess my infallible opinion, or is that inflated. Looking at the sky interview with Nicky, he almost quotes me! Maybe he does read this delightful little thread! Bring back Branfoot

1:37pm Sun 27 Jan 13

InCortesewetrust says...

Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?
Crikey, you really are blinkered, aren't you?

OK, if it was printed as normal, there would have been a word from the manager (NA). As it was, not a mention, not even a picture anywhere with him even in the background. Odd.

Carry on shouting that nothing was wrong with the airbrushing of NA; that'll make your view true.
Ok I agree, just pointing out some facts, i did notice on the officialsaints fb page that the wallpaper was a picture of adkins arms folded looking out onto pitch, it was removed weeks before adkins got the boot for a player group huddle, so maybe it was all sealed weeks before his sacking,
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.[/p][/quote]If it was printed before adkins was fired, then that explains why there was no mention of the man or a article thanking him for his work, or are you sagest that saints do a random article on what adkins had for dinner last week? Or what music he likes whilst eating pie n' gravy?[/p][/quote]Crikey, you really are blinkered, aren't you? OK, if it was printed as normal, there would have been a word from the manager (NA). As it was, not a mention, not even a picture anywhere with him even in the background. Odd. Carry on shouting that nothing was wrong with the airbrushing of NA; that'll make your view true.[/p][/quote]Ok I agree, just pointing out some facts, i did notice on the officialsaints fb page that the wallpaper was a picture of adkins arms folded looking out onto pitch, it was removed weeks before adkins got the boot for a player group huddle, so maybe it was all sealed weeks before his sacking, InCortesewetrust

1:58pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SaintsBTGOG says...

Laughable really to suggest it was the perfect timing. That would have been before the season started if he had lost faith as it appears. He could have even done the change early December when the Argie was available and we had a two week gap of games.
Laughable really to suggest it was the perfect timing. That would have been before the season started if he had lost faith as it appears. He could have even done the change early December when the Argie was available and we had a two week gap of games. SaintsBTGOG

2:52pm Sun 27 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

three halves wrote:
Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
you dont either kent141
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Get lost Cortese you fool no one.[/p][/quote]you dont either kent141 saintkenny

3:05pm Sun 27 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

buckie wrote:
i seen that interview this morning and it was an interesting insight in to Mr Cortese in my opinion action"s speak louder than words he is a very hard chairman to please but even though i did"nt and still dont agree with the dis-missal of NA i believe that if Mr Cortese thinks it is to the long term benefit of our club it will be done and that the fans feelings do not come in to it as he will do as to what he believe"s is right only time will tell if NC is correct though COYS
Excellent sentence. Not one full stop. I was out of breath after reading that !!!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]buckie[/bold] wrote: i seen that interview this morning and it was an interesting insight in to Mr Cortese in my opinion action"s speak louder than words he is a very hard chairman to please but even though i did"nt and still dont agree with the dis-missal of NA i believe that if Mr Cortese thinks it is to the long term benefit of our club it will be done and that the fans feelings do not come in to it as he will do as to what he believe"s is right only time will tell if NC is correct though COYS[/p][/quote]Excellent sentence. Not one full stop. I was out of breath after reading that !!! COYR sking19326

3:06pm Sun 27 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

three halves wrote:
Get lost Cortese you fool no one.
Fishy smell !!!!!!!!!!!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: Get lost Cortese you fool no one.[/p][/quote]Fishy smell !!!!!!!!!!! COYR sking19326

3:12pm Sun 27 Jan 13

sking19326 says...

peenut81 wrote:
i hate u
you go away
he said it
no he did
COYR, WTF OMG !!
zzzzzzzzz
football fans = morons
You're being bumped £150 a week ON SKY SPORTS AND Season tickets to subsidise a millionaires tax dodge and to make sure arrogant 18yr olds get to drive sports cars.
Do any of you think any club owner/manager/player cares what you all think/do/exist?
Well f*ck off then and annoy another DE thread about flower arranging or knitting.

T*SSER.

COYR, OMG, WTF, lol, WTFAP, STID, OWTSMI, pmsl
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: i hate u you go away he said it no he did COYR, WTF OMG !! zzzzzzzzz football fans = morons You're being bumped £150 a week ON SKY SPORTS AND Season tickets to subsidise a millionaires tax dodge and to make sure arrogant 18yr olds get to drive sports cars. Do any of you think any club owner/manager/player cares what you all think/do/exist?[/p][/quote]Well f*ck off then and annoy another DE thread about flower arranging or knitting. T*SSER. COYR, OMG, WTF, lol, WTFAP, STID, OWTSMI, pmsl sking19326

3:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Bloody predictive text! I've got a very good head of hair.
I bet it is neater than Le Gods shock!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Bloody predictive text! I've got a very good head of hair.[/p][/quote]I bet it is neater than Le Gods shock! OSPREYSAINT

3:27pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

2 1 Dempsey pulled one back
2 1 Dempsey pulled one back OSPREYSAINT

3:55pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
and what manner was that then ???
Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,
Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket?

I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.
I have been studying the Everton Programme and I perceive that only Pages 5 and 6 were included at the last moment, it gave the opportunity to squeeze in the Managers first thoughts and picture, but nowhere else in the production was there any room for another article that could have been inserted at such a late stage, I bet events gave the Printers a nightmare as it was, I bet some overtime was created for their staff over the Week-end. Just my opinion and someone in the Print trade could enlighten us.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]and what manner was that then ???[/p][/quote]Look on the programme it was printed before adkins got sacked, try again! Cortese is a legend he is a Southampton hero,[/p][/quote]Regardless of when it was printed, there was NO mention of Adkins. Do you not think that's even slightly less than cricket? I can't believe I'm even having to argue this point. As I've said, I think this may well prove to be a great decision. I find it hard to accept there is anyone who says it was well carried out.[/p][/quote]I have been studying the Everton Programme and I perceive that only Pages 5 and 6 were included at the last moment, it gave the opportunity to squeeze in the Managers first thoughts and picture, but nowhere else in the production was there any room for another article that could have been inserted at such a late stage, I bet events gave the Printers a nightmare as it was, I bet some overtime was created for their staff over the Week-end. Just my opinion and someone in the Print trade could enlighten us. OSPREYSAINT

3:55pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Leeds win 2 1.
Leeds win 2 1. OSPREYSAINT

4:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

TEBOURBA says...

Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc.
The list is getting longer by the day!
Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc. The list is getting longer by the day! TEBOURBA

4:31pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

Let be relistic here, not to long ago we were about to crash out and be like Por*********uth but now due to NC we have a steady ship and money if needed "not that we have spent any" so we need to believe in his judgement in his vision we are loking to be a top club I would love to see us in teh top 6/5 or even dare I dream challaging for top spot!! believe and get behind the CLUB/TEAM COYR's
Let be relistic here, not to long ago we were about to crash out and be like Por*********uth but now due to NC we have a steady ship and money if needed "not that we have spent any" so we need to believe in his judgement in his vision we are loking to be a top club I would love to see us in teh top 6/5 or even dare I dream challaging for top spot!! believe and get behind the CLUB/TEAM COYR's Southampton boy

4:38pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SaintJD says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest.

He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again!

His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints!
Mmmmm. Personally I think it a little dangerous talking about becoming a top six side when you are in a relegation battle. Sounds a bit, err, Blackburn to me.

Talk about top six when you're established or you are just putting unnecessary pressure on the team.

There is a well used saying in football, it's boring, but it's true and NA was big on it - take one game at a time.

It's when you look too far ahead that you fall.

Sure, plan, be ambitious, but one thing at a time.

I will support the new manager and help give Saints the best possible chance to stay up, but I'm not going to get carried away talking about us under performing so far or breaking into the top six.

You can if you want, but I'd prefer to take it one step at a time and that means retaining stability and doing the simple things right first.

I don't think Nigel lacked NC's ambition, but I do think NC maybe didn't have the patience to wait for his slowly slowly approach to adapting to Premier League life to evolve.

Time will tell who was right, but logic and history tend to be on NA's side of the story. I'll be supporting the team hoping we buck the trend, but equally I won't be sucking up to NC no matter how much he neglects past legends and club ethics, regardless of how much money he spends to make up for it.

Maybe being selfish, but I'd love him to do both. Maybe seeing former players honoured in some way or even a charity dinner to honour NA's contribution would be a nice touch.

Then lets draw a line and get on with it together, valuing the past but looking to the future.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest. He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again! His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints![/p][/quote]Mmmmm. Personally I think it a little dangerous talking about becoming a top six side when you are in a relegation battle. Sounds a bit, err, Blackburn to me. Talk about top six when you're established or you are just putting unnecessary pressure on the team. There is a well used saying in football, it's boring, but it's true and NA was big on it - take one game at a time. It's when you look too far ahead that you fall. Sure, plan, be ambitious, but one thing at a time. I will support the new manager and help give Saints the best possible chance to stay up, but I'm not going to get carried away talking about us under performing so far or breaking into the top six. You can if you want, but I'd prefer to take it one step at a time and that means retaining stability and doing the simple things right first. I don't think Nigel lacked NC's ambition, but I do think NC maybe didn't have the patience to wait for his slowly slowly approach to adapting to Premier League life to evolve. Time will tell who was right, but logic and history tend to be on NA's side of the story. I'll be supporting the team hoping we buck the trend, but equally I won't be sucking up to NC no matter how much he neglects past legends and club ethics, regardless of how much money he spends to make up for it. Maybe being selfish, but I'd love him to do both. Maybe seeing former players honoured in some way or even a charity dinner to honour NA's contribution would be a nice touch. Then lets draw a line and get on with it together, valuing the past but looking to the future. SaintJD

4:40pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jammo1974 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
All well and good but mlt has met cortese and he did have a moan about ex saints not having tickets for free, that being said I know matt very well and he is and always will be a legend and I support what nc is doing so don't take it the wrong way, I've read your posts for months so I know you will support whatever is best for the club I just wish that people would just stop spouting b00locks!!
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough[/p][/quote]All well and good but mlt has met cortese and he did have a moan about ex saints not having tickets for free, that being said I know matt very well and he is and always will be a legend and I support what nc is doing so don't take it the wrong way, I've read your posts for months so I know you will support whatever is best for the club I just wish that people would just stop spouting b00locks!! jammo1974

4:41pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

SaintJD wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest.

He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again!

His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints!
Mmmmm. Personally I think it a little dangerous talking about becoming a top six side when you are in a relegation battle. Sounds a bit, err, Blackburn to me.

Talk about top six when you're established or you are just putting unnecessary pressure on the team.

There is a well used saying in football, it's boring, but it's true and NA was big on it - take one game at a time.

It's when you look too far ahead that you fall.

Sure, plan, be ambitious, but one thing at a time.

I will support the new manager and help give Saints the best possible chance to stay up, but I'm not going to get carried away talking about us under performing so far or breaking into the top six.

You can if you want, but I'd prefer to take it one step at a time and that means retaining stability and doing the simple things right first.

I don't think Nigel lacked NC's ambition, but I do think NC maybe didn't have the patience to wait for his slowly slowly approach to adapting to Premier League life to evolve.

Time will tell who was right, but logic and history tend to be on NA's side of the story. I'll be supporting the team hoping we buck the trend, but equally I won't be sucking up to NC no matter how much he neglects past legends and club ethics, regardless of how much money he spends to make up for it.

Maybe being selfish, but I'd love him to do both. Maybe seeing former players honoured in some way or even a charity dinner to honour NA's contribution would be a nice touch.

Then lets draw a line and get on with it together, valuing the past but looking to the future.
Good post, our first priority above all is a 17th or better position at the end of this Season, after that we can consolidate and plan for the next step, that is realism, not lack of ambition.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Spot on Nicola! The fans need to put the club first and managers and players second! For the umpteenth time, it"s not a popularity contest. He's looking at driving Saints into the top six, sth I said before Christmas and was dubbed by the happy clappers as being unrealistic and foolish! I believe I said we shouldn't just establish ourselves as a Premiership club, but be a regular in European competitions. Ah to be right yet again! His interview was full of the same points I have been making about the potential of this great club. Some of you who are indeed very loyal fans, but unfortunately you haven't been blessed up top! Up the Saints![/p][/quote]Mmmmm. Personally I think it a little dangerous talking about becoming a top six side when you are in a relegation battle. Sounds a bit, err, Blackburn to me. Talk about top six when you're established or you are just putting unnecessary pressure on the team. There is a well used saying in football, it's boring, but it's true and NA was big on it - take one game at a time. It's when you look too far ahead that you fall. Sure, plan, be ambitious, but one thing at a time. I will support the new manager and help give Saints the best possible chance to stay up, but I'm not going to get carried away talking about us under performing so far or breaking into the top six. You can if you want, but I'd prefer to take it one step at a time and that means retaining stability and doing the simple things right first. I don't think Nigel lacked NC's ambition, but I do think NC maybe didn't have the patience to wait for his slowly slowly approach to adapting to Premier League life to evolve. Time will tell who was right, but logic and history tend to be on NA's side of the story. I'll be supporting the team hoping we buck the trend, but equally I won't be sucking up to NC no matter how much he neglects past legends and club ethics, regardless of how much money he spends to make up for it. Maybe being selfish, but I'd love him to do both. Maybe seeing former players honoured in some way or even a charity dinner to honour NA's contribution would be a nice touch. Then lets draw a line and get on with it together, valuing the past but looking to the future.[/p][/quote]Good post, our first priority above all is a 17th or better position at the end of this Season, after that we can consolidate and plan for the next step, that is realism, not lack of ambition. OSPREYSAINT

4:41pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jammo1974 says...

TruthBringer wrote:
So you want reasons why this was the right time?

1) Transfer Window still open
2) we have a 9 day break between games and could get the new manager time with the team in a bonding session in Barcelona
3) We are on the up as a team and therefore momentum is easier to pick up than trying to claw back a negative mindset
4) There was a few days for fans to vent anger before the Everton game so they turned up seeing the bigger picture

It was the perfect time to do it. Nigel has not spoken about it but maybe he had a golden handshake. Honestly was NA the next Alex Ferguson? Probably not. His tactics were iffy often and he is a very good Championship Manger. Time will tell if this was right but if you want to attract bigger names and move forward as a football club/business then you need to make changes when you think you need to.

I am a big supporter of NA but onwards and upwards. The mistake NC made was not manning up to the Press on the MP unveiling ceremony.
True dat!!
[quote][p][bold]TruthBringer[/bold] wrote: So you want reasons why this was the right time? 1) Transfer Window still open 2) we have a 9 day break between games and could get the new manager time with the team in a bonding session in Barcelona 3) We are on the up as a team and therefore momentum is easier to pick up than trying to claw back a negative mindset 4) There was a few days for fans to vent anger before the Everton game so they turned up seeing the bigger picture It was the perfect time to do it. Nigel has not spoken about it but maybe he had a golden handshake. Honestly was NA the next Alex Ferguson? Probably not. His tactics were iffy often and he is a very good Championship Manger. Time will tell if this was right but if you want to attract bigger names and move forward as a football club/business then you need to make changes when you think you need to. I am a big supporter of NA but onwards and upwards. The mistake NC made was not manning up to the Press on the MP unveiling ceremony.[/p][/quote]True dat!! jammo1974

4:49pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Oldham 2 1 up coming to half time. GK error.
Oldham 2 1 up coming to half time. GK error. OSPREYSAINT

4:55pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc.
The list is getting longer by the day!
Usual claptrap, when are you going to realise that no one is buying what you are selling, get on the bus with us or try elsewhere, we don't actually need you but would be happy to have you on board travelling in the same direction, are you man enough to hack it?
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc. The list is getting longer by the day![/p][/quote]Usual claptrap, when are you going to realise that no one is buying what you are selling, get on the bus with us or try elsewhere, we don't actually need you but would be happy to have you on board travelling in the same direction, are you man enough to hack it? OSPREYSAINT

4:59pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Velleity says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc.
The list is getting longer by the day!
He's back and his paranoia had been fuelled! Excellent.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc. The list is getting longer by the day![/p][/quote]He's back and his paranoia had been fuelled! Excellent. Velleity

5:07pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

3 1 Oldham hoo hoo hoo
3 1 Oldham hoo hoo hoo OSPREYSAINT

5:12pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Looks like Scouse need Coutinho more than we thought?
Looks like Scouse need Coutinho more than we thought? OSPREYSAINT

5:21pm Sun 27 Jan 13

arm chair fan says...

Velleity wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc.
The list is getting longer by the day!
He's back and his paranoia had been fuelled! Excellent.
so are these the "sacked" program sellers who didnt work for the club, but did it from the goodness of their heart, o, and comishion, and a free ticket! When in lower leagues this did not matter, but in the prem, with capacity crowds sorry, do the maths. Add ex players to this and u can see were NC is coming from. If u give tickets to MLT. were do u stop ???
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Once a shyster always a shyster !--- don't take my word for it just ask,AP, NA, SDE, MLT, the sacked programme sellers, Solent Interiors, the British Courts, etc.etc. The list is getting longer by the day![/p][/quote]He's back and his paranoia had been fuelled! Excellent.[/p][/quote]so are these the "sacked" program sellers who didnt work for the club, but did it from the goodness of their heart, o, and comishion, and a free ticket! When in lower leagues this did not matter, but in the prem, with capacity crowds sorry, do the maths. Add ex players to this and u can see were NC is coming from. If u give tickets to MLT. were do u stop ??? arm chair fan

5:39pm Sun 27 Jan 13

saint63 says...

In all the choices and decisions that the liebherr family have done cortese is right up there, they have a vision a dream get on the bus and support it , sad to see adkins depart the way it was done but thats business, hope Saints play the whole 90mins as they did in the first 45mins against Everton we will be very hard to beat , 3 points against the mancs please COYRs WTFILN
In all the choices and decisions that the liebherr family have done cortese is right up there, they have a vision a dream get on the bus and support it , sad to see adkins depart the way it was done but thats business, hope Saints play the whole 90mins as they did in the first 45mins against Everton we will be very hard to beat , 3 points against the mancs please COYRs WTFILN saint63

5:42pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Boston Saint says...

I think this shows NC has no understanding of the human element of football - yes, we all want our club to be successful, but at what cost? We, as fans, do identify with certain players and managers - e.g. adkins, mcmenemy, mlt, rickie not only for the success they brought our club, but in the way they do it. The treatment of adkins and the lack of thanks for his success was disgusting and something the cortese apologists on this site have no argument for (because there isn't one!)

On top of that, the decision still makes no sense whatsoever - adkins had done nothing but bring success to the club so I'm not sure why NC thought he couldn't take us to the next level - he was bringing through the youngsters, playing great football, had the team and the whole club (or so we thought) united. And I'm still not sure why he thinks Pinocchio is a better bet - he doesn't speak english and had a very average record in Spain.

The decision and the timing doesn't make sense and the handling of it was awful.

Cortese may be right in the long run (I doubt it but he may be) but I for one don't feel quite the same about the club as I did two weeks ago.
I think this shows NC has no understanding of the human element of football - yes, we all want our club to be successful, but at what cost? We, as fans, do identify with certain players and managers - e.g. adkins, mcmenemy, mlt, rickie not only for the success they brought our club, but in the way they do it. The treatment of adkins and the lack of thanks for his success was disgusting and something the cortese apologists on this site have no argument for (because there isn't one!) On top of that, the decision still makes no sense whatsoever - adkins had done nothing but bring success to the club so I'm not sure why NC thought he couldn't take us to the next level - he was bringing through the youngsters, playing great football, had the team and the whole club (or so we thought) united. And I'm still not sure why he thinks Pinocchio is a better bet - he doesn't speak english and had a very average record in Spain. The decision and the timing doesn't make sense and the handling of it was awful. Cortese may be right in the long run (I doubt it but he may be) but I for one don't feel quite the same about the club as I did two weeks ago. Boston Saint

5:53pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Boston Saint wrote:
I think this shows NC has no understanding of the human element of football - yes, we all want our club to be successful, but at what cost? We, as fans, do identify with certain players and managers - e.g. adkins, mcmenemy, mlt, rickie not only for the success they brought our club, but in the way they do it. The treatment of adkins and the lack of thanks for his success was disgusting and something the cortese apologists on this site have no argument for (because there isn't one!)

On top of that, the decision still makes no sense whatsoever - adkins had done nothing but bring success to the club so I'm not sure why NC thought he couldn't take us to the next level - he was bringing through the youngsters, playing great football, had the team and the whole club (or so we thought) united. And I'm still not sure why he thinks Pinocchio is a better bet - he doesn't speak english and had a very average record in Spain.

The decision and the timing doesn't make sense and the handling of it was awful.

Cortese may be right in the long run (I doubt it but he may be) but I for one don't feel quite the same about the club as I did two weeks ago.
Keep the faith and maybe your wishes will be fulfilled. Can't ask any more of you than that.
[quote][p][bold]Boston Saint[/bold] wrote: I think this shows NC has no understanding of the human element of football - yes, we all want our club to be successful, but at what cost? We, as fans, do identify with certain players and managers - e.g. adkins, mcmenemy, mlt, rickie not only for the success they brought our club, but in the way they do it. The treatment of adkins and the lack of thanks for his success was disgusting and something the cortese apologists on this site have no argument for (because there isn't one!) On top of that, the decision still makes no sense whatsoever - adkins had done nothing but bring success to the club so I'm not sure why NC thought he couldn't take us to the next level - he was bringing through the youngsters, playing great football, had the team and the whole club (or so we thought) united. And I'm still not sure why he thinks Pinocchio is a better bet - he doesn't speak english and had a very average record in Spain. The decision and the timing doesn't make sense and the handling of it was awful. Cortese may be right in the long run (I doubt it but he may be) but I for one don't feel quite the same about the club as I did two weeks ago.[/p][/quote]Keep the faith and maybe your wishes will be fulfilled. Can't ask any more of you than that. OSPREYSAINT

5:56pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Oldham have knocked Scouse out 3 2
Oldham have knocked Scouse out 3 2 OSPREYSAINT

6:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Leicestersaint says...

I think it is very evident that Mr Cortese is not a nice person. If I have to choose betwen MLT and Cortese I will go for the man who showed loyalty and commitment over many years to Saints and not a man who has not even got the common decency to say a public thank you to Nigel Adkins for what he achieved. Cortese has no class.
I think it is very evident that Mr Cortese is not a nice person. If I have to choose betwen MLT and Cortese I will go for the man who showed loyalty and commitment over many years to Saints and not a man who has not even got the common decency to say a public thank you to Nigel Adkins for what he achieved. Cortese has no class. Leicestersaint

6:05pm Sun 27 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck. costa gaz

6:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one. OSPREYSAINT

6:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Dave Brown says...

Well we be in a position to judge Mr Cortese's decision along with the ability of the new Manager after the visit's to Old Trafford and Wigan.
It will all look a bit flat if we have not achieved at least 4 points from these games and we end up in the relegation fight for the rest of the season.
Well we be in a position to judge Mr Cortese's decision along with the ability of the new Manager after the visit's to Old Trafford and Wigan. It will all look a bit flat if we have not achieved at least 4 points from these games and we end up in the relegation fight for the rest of the season. Dave Brown

6:23pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Rockhopper says...

Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich.
His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager.
The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.
Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich. His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager. The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club. Rockhopper

6:28pm Sun 27 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint says...

Leicestersaint wrote:
I think it is very evident that Mr Cortese is not a nice person. If I have to choose betwen MLT and Cortese I will go for the man who showed loyalty and commitment over many years to Saints and not a man who has not even got the common decency to say a public thank you to Nigel Adkins for what he achieved. Cortese has no class.
Why should he publically say thank you? How many other chairmen do you see thanking former managers? Nobody knows what happens behind closed doors and NC AND NA both saying they had a good relationship leads me to believe everything that needed to be said, was said and in my mind, that shows more class than publically doing it. Let me ask you, if NA was sacked a month or two earlier would you be wanting a public apology? No? Why now then? NC has shown with the Pardew sacking that he knows what he's doing, Southampton fans were calling for his head after that. Or do you not remember that? If having a chairman with 'no class' leads us to success beyond what we can imagine, then i'd take that over anyone else
[quote][p][bold]Leicestersaint[/bold] wrote: I think it is very evident that Mr Cortese is not a nice person. If I have to choose betwen MLT and Cortese I will go for the man who showed loyalty and commitment over many years to Saints and not a man who has not even got the common decency to say a public thank you to Nigel Adkins for what he achieved. Cortese has no class.[/p][/quote]Why should he publically say thank you? How many other chairmen do you see thanking former managers? Nobody knows what happens behind closed doors and NC AND NA both saying they had a good relationship leads me to believe everything that needed to be said, was said and in my mind, that shows more class than publically doing it. Let me ask you, if NA was sacked a month or two earlier would you be wanting a public apology? No? Why now then? NC has shown with the Pardew sacking that he knows what he's doing, Southampton fans were calling for his head after that. Or do you not remember that? If having a chairman with 'no class' leads us to success beyond what we can imagine, then i'd take that over anyone else saintysaintsaint

6:34pm Sun 27 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint says...

The amount of Southampton ''fans'' slating the guy who saved the club is unbelievable, don't like the way he does stuff then don't support the club, it's not like you're needed. NC has shown he knows what he's doing and I would rather have him in charge than anyone at this moment.
The amount of Southampton ''fans'' slating the guy who saved the club is unbelievable, don't like the way he does stuff then don't support the club, it's not like you're needed. NC has shown he knows what he's doing and I would rather have him in charge than anyone at this moment. saintysaintsaint

6:40pm Sun 27 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint says...

Rockhopper wrote:
Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich.
His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager.
The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.
Every chairman ultimately decides which players to buy. NC keeps as much distance between the business and football side of things as he can. If it was NC picking the teams would Lambert and Spiderman (amongst others) be complaining to NC about Adkins being out of his depth?
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich. His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager. The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.[/p][/quote]Every chairman ultimately decides which players to buy. NC keeps as much distance between the business and football side of things as he can. If it was NC picking the teams would Lambert and Spiderman (amongst others) be complaining to NC about Adkins being out of his depth? saintysaintsaint

6:51pm Sun 27 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect. costa gaz

6:59pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back. OSPREYSAINT

7:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Two points, don't make the mistake that I like Nicola, I am holding my cards on that front, don't know enough about the real person, I do however like what he is doing. Also don't think I want anyone to support Portsmouth FC it's just a veiled warning about the possible alternative, think about it, there is always Bournemouth though, they are doing well at the moment.
Two points, don't make the mistake that I like Nicola, I am holding my cards on that front, don't know enough about the real person, I do however like what he is doing. Also don't think I want anyone to support Portsmouth FC it's just a veiled warning about the possible alternative, think about it, there is always Bournemouth though, they are doing well at the moment. OSPREYSAINT

7:27pm Sun 27 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r costa gaz

7:42pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
In the words of the late and not so great Michael Winner....calm down dear
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]In the words of the late and not so great Michael Winner....calm down dear Baddesley Bill

7:48pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Egomaniac says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
Costa Gaz why do you have to resort to the childish language of name calling? You defeat your own argument by doing that.

Osprey Saint has been pretty consistent in his views as circumstances at the Club have dictated. He does not resort to bad language and name calling, and he has never, in my view, insisted his point of view or opinion is the correct one. He simply states his case, which he is entitled to do.

If you disagree with him, argue your case - don't show yourself up with bad language and name calling.

There, that's my opinion which you may or may not agree with - fortunately it's still a relatively free country!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]Costa Gaz why do you have to resort to the childish language of name calling? You defeat your own argument by doing that. Osprey Saint has been pretty consistent in his views as circumstances at the Club have dictated. He does not resort to bad language and name calling, and he has never, in my view, insisted his point of view or opinion is the correct one. He simply states his case, which he is entitled to do. If you disagree with him, argue your case - don't show yourself up with bad language and name calling. There, that's my opinion which you may or may not agree with - fortunately it's still a relatively free country! Egomaniac

7:56pm Sun 27 Jan 13

three halves says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here. three halves

7:57pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
Thanks mate, I am sorry you have lost your sense of humour, if it feels better to swear on a newspaper web site feel free, if it makes you feel better OK. I can live with that. Please, don't take me seriously, nobody else does.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]Thanks mate, I am sorry you have lost your sense of humour, if it feels better to swear on a newspaper web site feel free, if it makes you feel better OK. I can live with that. Please, don't take me seriously, nobody else does. OSPREYSAINT

8:00pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it. OSPREYSAINT

8:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

costa gaz says...

Egomaniac wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
Costa Gaz why do you have to resort to the childish language of name calling? You defeat your own argument by doing that.

Osprey Saint has been pretty consistent in his views as circumstances at the Club have dictated. He does not resort to bad language and name calling, and he has never, in my view, insisted his point of view or opinion is the correct one. He simply states his case, which he is entitled to do.

If you disagree with him, argue your case - don't show yourself up with bad language and name calling.

There, that's my opinion which you may or may not agree with - fortunately it's still a relatively free country!
Just got a bit fed up with his patronising and contradictory posts.
Everyone has a right to an opinion about the current saints situation, but if it is not the same as opsprey's he tells us to go and support pompey.
Now tell me if that is not defeating ones argument.
I think Cortese is a schmuck, but I will not stop supporting my team because osprey thinks different.
Apologies to osprey for the outburst and name calling.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]Costa Gaz why do you have to resort to the childish language of name calling? You defeat your own argument by doing that. Osprey Saint has been pretty consistent in his views as circumstances at the Club have dictated. He does not resort to bad language and name calling, and he has never, in my view, insisted his point of view or opinion is the correct one. He simply states his case, which he is entitled to do. If you disagree with him, argue your case - don't show yourself up with bad language and name calling. There, that's my opinion which you may or may not agree with - fortunately it's still a relatively free country![/p][/quote]Just got a bit fed up with his patronising and contradictory posts. Everyone has a right to an opinion about the current saints situation, but if it is not the same as opsprey's he tells us to go and support pompey. Now tell me if that is not defeating ones argument. I think Cortese is a schmuck, but I will not stop supporting my team because osprey thinks different. Apologies to osprey for the outburst and name calling. costa gaz

8:08pm Sun 27 Jan 13

three halves says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute. three halves

8:15pm Sun 27 Jan 13

andysaints007 says...

saintysaintsaint wrote:
The amount of Southampton ''fans'' slating the guy who saved the club is unbelievable, don't like the way he does stuff then don't support the club, it's not like you're needed. NC has shown he knows what he's doing and I would rather have him in charge than anyone at this moment.
Hear hear !!!
[quote][p][bold]saintysaintsaint[/bold] wrote: The amount of Southampton ''fans'' slating the guy who saved the club is unbelievable, don't like the way he does stuff then don't support the club, it's not like you're needed. NC has shown he knows what he's doing and I would rather have him in charge than anyone at this moment.[/p][/quote]Hear hear !!! andysaints007

8:16pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

costa gaz wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
Costa Gaz why do you have to resort to the childish language of name calling? You defeat your own argument by doing that.

Osprey Saint has been pretty consistent in his views as circumstances at the Club have dictated. He does not resort to bad language and name calling, and he has never, in my view, insisted his point of view or opinion is the correct one. He simply states his case, which he is entitled to do.

If you disagree with him, argue your case - don't show yourself up with bad language and name calling.

There, that's my opinion which you may or may not agree with - fortunately it's still a relatively free country!
Just got a bit fed up with his patronising and contradictory posts.
Everyone has a right to an opinion about the current saints situation, but if it is not the same as opsprey's he tells us to go and support pompey.
Now tell me if that is not defeating ones argument.
I think Cortese is a schmuck, but I will not stop supporting my team because osprey thinks different.
Apologies to osprey for the outburst and name calling.
For Petes sake it was in jest, read my other posts carefully and OK you don't like NC fair enough, apology accepted, please lighten up, it's OK to slag 5trop and three halves though, do your worst and you will get my blessing every time!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]Costa Gaz why do you have to resort to the childish language of name calling? You defeat your own argument by doing that. Osprey Saint has been pretty consistent in his views as circumstances at the Club have dictated. He does not resort to bad language and name calling, and he has never, in my view, insisted his point of view or opinion is the correct one. He simply states his case, which he is entitled to do. If you disagree with him, argue your case - don't show yourself up with bad language and name calling. There, that's my opinion which you may or may not agree with - fortunately it's still a relatively free country![/p][/quote]Just got a bit fed up with his patronising and contradictory posts. Everyone has a right to an opinion about the current saints situation, but if it is not the same as opsprey's he tells us to go and support pompey. Now tell me if that is not defeating ones argument. I think Cortese is a schmuck, but I will not stop supporting my team because osprey thinks different. Apologies to osprey for the outburst and name calling.[/p][/quote]For Petes sake it was in jest, read my other posts carefully and OK you don't like NC fair enough, apology accepted, please lighten up, it's OK to slag 5trop and three halves though, do your worst and you will get my blessing every time! OSPREYSAINT

8:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Skating on thin ice says...

You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand! Skating on thin ice

8:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish. OSPREYSAINT

8:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

simon170368 says...

It is obvious from his comments today that NC is a ruthlessly determined man who will stop at nothing to get the club where he thinks it ought to be no matter who he upsets along the way. Fair enough. At least we know what he is aiming for and I am sure most Saints fans would love to be top 6. However, what price a few simple words of thanks from NC for NA whose efforts have contributed to the club being where it is now?
What would it cost him? Nothing.
It is obvious from his comments today that NC is a ruthlessly determined man who will stop at nothing to get the club where he thinks it ought to be no matter who he upsets along the way. Fair enough. At least we know what he is aiming for and I am sure most Saints fans would love to be top 6. However, what price a few simple words of thanks from NC for NA whose efforts have contributed to the club being where it is now? What would it cost him? Nothing. simon170368

8:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Total garbage.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Total garbage. OSPREYSAINT

8:23pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
I think you will find the rest of the gang on the Le Tiss thread.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.[/p][/quote]I think you will find the rest of the gang on the Le Tiss thread. OSPREYSAINT

8:25pm Sun 27 Jan 13

three halves says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
Of course you dont Poppet.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.[/p][/quote]Of course you dont Poppet. three halves

8:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

three halves says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
I think you will find the rest of the gang on the Le Tiss thread.
"the gang"....sums it up.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.[/p][/quote]I think you will find the rest of the gang on the Le Tiss thread.[/p][/quote]"the gang"....sums it up. three halves

8:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Half of what Storrie earned then.....cool! :O)
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Half of what Storrie earned then.....cool! :O) Baddesley Bill

9:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SaintsBTGOG says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Yes thats very much the deal. However Isolde does come to a couple of games en route to business in London or Ireland. The club is simply an asset alongside other stuff in the portfolio. The portfolio is controlled by Corteses former employers. Nice !

£600,000 will be expenses lol Hes getting paid a couple of million a year easy.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Yes thats very much the deal. However Isolde does come to a couple of games en route to business in London or Ireland. The club is simply an asset alongside other stuff in the portfolio. The portfolio is controlled by Corteses former employers. Nice ! £600,000 will be expenses lol Hes getting paid a couple of million a year easy. SaintsBTGOG

9:08pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SaintsBTGOG says...

As any former employee of SFC will tell you.

DONT trust Cortese as hes not the person, you want to think he is.


Cortese leased Benalis house in 2009, trashed it and then wouldnt pay for the actual rent on walking out. Benali had to take him to court and several months later, just before it came up, the coward finally paid up.

Unpaid bills for refurb work at SMS and people taking legal action.

Even weird goings on at Staplewood with the main contractor walking off site due to the Club not paying bills.
As any former employee of SFC will tell you. DONT trust Cortese as hes not the person, you want to think he is. Cortese leased Benalis house in 2009, trashed it and then wouldnt pay for the actual rent on walking out. Benali had to take him to court and several months later, just before it came up, the coward finally paid up. Unpaid bills for refurb work at SMS and people taking legal action. Even weird goings on at Staplewood with the main contractor walking off site due to the Club not paying bills. SaintsBTGOG

9:25pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Would you be a "former" employee of SFC by any chance? Didn't get the elbow or anything di you? No axe to grind, just an obsessive desire to run the club down, why? You keep repeating the same dross, which is history and mostly untrue, just what is your real reason for these repeated posts?
Would you be a "former" employee of SFC by any chance? Didn't get the elbow or anything di you? No axe to grind, just an obsessive desire to run the club down, why? You keep repeating the same dross, which is history and mostly untrue, just what is your real reason for these repeated posts? OSPREYSAINT

9:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
As any former employee of SFC will tell you.

DONT trust Cortese as hes not the person, you want to think he is.


Cortese leased Benalis house in 2009, trashed it and then wouldnt pay for the actual rent on walking out. Benali had to take him to court and several months later, just before it came up, the coward finally paid up.

Unpaid bills for refurb work at SMS and people taking legal action.

Even weird goings on at Staplewood with the main contractor walking off site due to the Club not paying bills.
Cortese is neither my boss, my tenant, nor my customer.

He's just the fella responsible for me to have a Club to support. Under his watch we have reached the Prem 2yrs within schedule.

He has overseen a massive developement of our academy (which is now back underway after some technical issues with an undercover training pitch)

As a fan, I think his most recent gamble to make the the next step deserves my support.

End of.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: As any former employee of SFC will tell you. DONT trust Cortese as hes not the person, you want to think he is. Cortese leased Benalis house in 2009, trashed it and then wouldnt pay for the actual rent on walking out. Benali had to take him to court and several months later, just before it came up, the coward finally paid up. Unpaid bills for refurb work at SMS and people taking legal action. Even weird goings on at Staplewood with the main contractor walking off site due to the Club not paying bills.[/p][/quote]Cortese is neither my boss, my tenant, nor my customer. He's just the fella responsible for me to have a Club to support. Under his watch we have reached the Prem 2yrs within schedule. He has overseen a massive developement of our academy (which is now back underway after some technical issues with an undercover training pitch) As a fan, I think his most recent gamble to make the the next step deserves my support. End of. Baddesley Bill

9:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Yes thats very much the deal. However Isolde does come to a couple of games en route to business in London or Ireland. The club is simply an asset alongside other stuff in the portfolio. The portfolio is controlled by Corteses former employers. Nice !

£600,000 will be expenses lol Hes getting paid a couple of million a year easy.
Guesswork or fact? What can you tell us about dmswl613?
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Yes thats very much the deal. However Isolde does come to a couple of games en route to business in London or Ireland. The club is simply an asset alongside other stuff in the portfolio. The portfolio is controlled by Corteses former employers. Nice ! £600,000 will be expenses lol Hes getting paid a couple of million a year easy.[/p][/quote]Guesswork or fact? What can you tell us about dmswl613? OSPREYSAINT

9:31pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
Of course you dont Poppet.
You are a girlie right?
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.[/p][/quote]Of course you dont Poppet.[/p][/quote]You are a girlie right? OSPREYSAINT

9:32pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
I think you will find the rest of the gang on the Le Tiss thread.
"the gang"....sums it up.
sock poppet.
[quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.[/p][/quote]I think you will find the rest of the gang on the Le Tiss thread.[/p][/quote]"the gang"....sums it up.[/p][/quote]sock poppet. OSPREYSAINT

9:38pm Sun 27 Jan 13

st bevois says...

Rockhopper wrote:
Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich.
His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager.
The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.
If your manager had spent the best part of £10 million quid on Jay Rod, Billy Sharp and Jonathan Forte (3 1/2 year deal anyone?) and you had supported a failed £6 million bid for Celtic's Gary Hooper (no one from the top flight wants him now other than Norwich), as COE would you not be questioning whether or not you had got your monies worth. (You might also be questioning your own judgment as well as your manager's??) I am playing Devil's Advocate here. Do you really think NC said "I know what Nigel - I am gonna buy nearly all of your ex-strikers for you all over again plus anyone else you might fancy!!??). Can't speak for the Gaston deal - don't know who was behind that. Its not clear exactly when transfer dealings were ever completely taken away from the manager or whether they ever were. No one on the outside knows, but if those examples are not complete support for your manager I don't know what is. As for Abramovich - if he wants to waste £50 million quid out of his own pocket that is up to him. NC seems to drive a harder bargain. Most of NA's best signings IMO have been the bargain deals (Cork, Chaplow, Jos H, although he wasn't the first choice CB to be chased at the time). I would say that most of our transfer deals from day 1 with AP and then through NA have been fairly astute and necessary and nearly all turned out to be worth the money given where we are now. Anyone begrudge the reported £1million spent on SLR or Jose? Maybe Waigo and Guly came via NC's contacts, I don't know, but other than Gaston we have not thrown "silly" money around. We will have to wait and see how Veggem turns out. Being like Abramovich with money and players is not the background and behaviour of the people behind saving SFC and that maybe partly the reason why NC took the action that he did. Everyone on here who thinks that lots of transfer deals are imminent I think are misguided by the usual transfer window media frenzy with agents spreading gossip and rumour in respect of dis-affected players. The DE knows no more than what anyone else can read from twitter and the like.
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich. His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager. The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.[/p][/quote]If your manager had spent the best part of £10 million quid on Jay Rod, Billy Sharp and Jonathan Forte (3 1/2 year deal anyone?) and you had supported a failed £6 million bid for Celtic's Gary Hooper (no one from the top flight wants him now other than Norwich), as COE would you not be questioning whether or not you had got your monies worth. (You might also be questioning your own judgment as well as your manager's??) I am playing Devil's Advocate here. Do you really think NC said "I know what Nigel - I am gonna buy nearly all of your ex-strikers for you all over again plus anyone else you might fancy!!??). Can't speak for the Gaston deal - don't know who was behind that. Its not clear exactly when transfer dealings were ever completely taken away from the manager or whether they ever were. No one on the outside knows, but if those examples are not complete support for your manager I don't know what is. As for Abramovich - if he wants to waste £50 million quid out of his own pocket that is up to him. NC seems to drive a harder bargain. Most of NA's best signings IMO have been the bargain deals (Cork, Chaplow, Jos H, although he wasn't the first choice CB to be chased at the time). I would say that most of our transfer deals from day 1 with AP and then through NA have been fairly astute and necessary and nearly all turned out to be worth the money given where we are now. Anyone begrudge the reported £1million spent on SLR or Jose? Maybe Waigo and Guly came via NC's contacts, I don't know, but other than Gaston we have not thrown "silly" money around. We will have to wait and see how Veggem turns out. Being like Abramovich with money and players is not the background and behaviour of the people behind saving SFC and that maybe partly the reason why NC took the action that he did. Everyone on here who thinks that lots of transfer deals are imminent I think are misguided by the usual transfer window media frenzy with agents spreading gossip and rumour in respect of dis-affected players. The DE knows no more than what anyone else can read from twitter and the like. st bevois

9:44pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

st bevois wrote:
Rockhopper wrote:
Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich.
His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager.
The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.
If your manager had spent the best part of £10 million quid on Jay Rod, Billy Sharp and Jonathan Forte (3 1/2 year deal anyone?) and you had supported a failed £6 million bid for Celtic's Gary Hooper (no one from the top flight wants him now other than Norwich), as COE would you not be questioning whether or not you had got your monies worth. (You might also be questioning your own judgment as well as your manager's??) I am playing Devil's Advocate here. Do you really think NC said "I know what Nigel - I am gonna buy nearly all of your ex-strikers for you all over again plus anyone else you might fancy!!??). Can't speak for the Gaston deal - don't know who was behind that. Its not clear exactly when transfer dealings were ever completely taken away from the manager or whether they ever were. No one on the outside knows, but if those examples are not complete support for your manager I don't know what is. As for Abramovich - if he wants to waste £50 million quid out of his own pocket that is up to him. NC seems to drive a harder bargain. Most of NA's best signings IMO have been the bargain deals (Cork, Chaplow, Jos H, although he wasn't the first choice CB to be chased at the time). I would say that most of our transfer deals from day 1 with AP and then through NA have been fairly astute and necessary and nearly all turned out to be worth the money given where we are now. Anyone begrudge the reported £1million spent on SLR or Jose? Maybe Waigo and Guly came via NC's contacts, I don't know, but other than Gaston we have not thrown "silly" money around. We will have to wait and see how Veggem turns out. Being like Abramovich with money and players is not the background and behaviour of the people behind saving SFC and that maybe partly the reason why NC took the action that he did. Everyone on here who thinks that lots of transfer deals are imminent I think are misguided by the usual transfer window media frenzy with agents spreading gossip and rumour in respect of dis-affected players. The DE knows no more than what anyone else can read from twitter and the like.
fair do, it's Vegard Forren not Veggem unless he has a nickname I was not aware of, not sure if he will start on Wednesday, so we will have to wait and see..
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich. His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager. The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.[/p][/quote]If your manager had spent the best part of £10 million quid on Jay Rod, Billy Sharp and Jonathan Forte (3 1/2 year deal anyone?) and you had supported a failed £6 million bid for Celtic's Gary Hooper (no one from the top flight wants him now other than Norwich), as COE would you not be questioning whether or not you had got your monies worth. (You might also be questioning your own judgment as well as your manager's??) I am playing Devil's Advocate here. Do you really think NC said "I know what Nigel - I am gonna buy nearly all of your ex-strikers for you all over again plus anyone else you might fancy!!??). Can't speak for the Gaston deal - don't know who was behind that. Its not clear exactly when transfer dealings were ever completely taken away from the manager or whether they ever were. No one on the outside knows, but if those examples are not complete support for your manager I don't know what is. As for Abramovich - if he wants to waste £50 million quid out of his own pocket that is up to him. NC seems to drive a harder bargain. Most of NA's best signings IMO have been the bargain deals (Cork, Chaplow, Jos H, although he wasn't the first choice CB to be chased at the time). I would say that most of our transfer deals from day 1 with AP and then through NA have been fairly astute and necessary and nearly all turned out to be worth the money given where we are now. Anyone begrudge the reported £1million spent on SLR or Jose? Maybe Waigo and Guly came via NC's contacts, I don't know, but other than Gaston we have not thrown "silly" money around. We will have to wait and see how Veggem turns out. Being like Abramovich with money and players is not the background and behaviour of the people behind saving SFC and that maybe partly the reason why NC took the action that he did. Everyone on here who thinks that lots of transfer deals are imminent I think are misguided by the usual transfer window media frenzy with agents spreading gossip and rumour in respect of dis-affected players. The DE knows no more than what anyone else can read from twitter and the like.[/p][/quote]fair do, it's Vegard Forren not Veggem unless he has a nickname I was not aware of, not sure if he will start on Wednesday, so we will have to wait and see.. OSPREYSAINT

10:27pm Sun 27 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
three halves wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion.
We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours.
Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.
We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.
Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat.
support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support.
You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision.
You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself.
....and you have done that many times of late.
welcome back.... w*******r
I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.
.. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.
I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.
I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.
Of course you dont Poppet.
You are a girlie right?
Don't tell me you don't know?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]three halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]Osprey, please stop fellow fans to run away and support pompey, just because YOU don't agree with their opinion. We all support saints, but our commitment might be a little different to yours. Please accept that a lot of saints fans have now become very anti-cortese, it is their opinion and something you should respect.[/p][/quote]We want you all on the bus, but to enjoy the ride you have to change the attitude just a little in the right direction, if you are going carry on with the massive chip on your shoulder you are going to find the journey very upsetting at times, nobody forecast that NCs mission was going to be easy on us, if you can't find it in your kind heart, to support our failing neighbours, come back on our journey, onward and upward, it's the only way to go, and of course it wouldn't be right if there weren't some downwards too, you just have to be brave and accept the bad with the good. If you are with us welcome back.[/p][/quote]Osprey please do NOT welcome me back to MY club you patronising 2hat. support the club in which ever way you want, but do not try to dictate how others show their support. You are so two faced it is unbelievable, just weeks ago anyone who disagreed with Atkins was a wum, skate or an idiot and now you are saying that his sacking was the right decision. You post so often that it is only natural that you will contradict yourself. ....and you have done that many times of late. welcome back.... w*******r[/p][/quote]I agree with you,osprey is a big mouth who spends all day every day on here.[/p][/quote].. and you are the Worlds expert on stupidity, especially practicing it.[/p][/quote]I expect your other egos vellity,bill and slugger will arrive any minute.[/p][/quote]I have none of the alter egos that you acuse me of, try again. You are looking a bit foolish.[/p][/quote]Of course you dont Poppet.[/p][/quote]You are a girlie right?[/p][/quote]Don't tell me you don't know? OSPREYSAINT

10:58pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Bermondsey boy says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots. Bermondsey boy

11:09pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
It's an immotive subject for sure...but if you don't like it...then why don't you stand up to it?

My experience (based on the protests that didn't occur) is that most fans are happy to follow the project through.

Some are all talk on the net..no action.

I will continue to support the 11 on the pitch...simples.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]It's an immotive subject for sure...but if you don't like it...then why don't you stand up to it? My experience (based on the protests that didn't occur) is that most fans are happy to follow the project through. Some are all talk on the net..no action. I will continue to support the 11 on the pitch...simples. Baddesley Bill

11:40pm Sun 27 Jan 13

St Retford says...

st bevois wrote:
Rockhopper wrote:
Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich.
His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager.
The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.
If your manager had spent the best part of £10 million quid on Jay Rod, Billy Sharp and Jonathan Forte (3 1/2 year deal anyone?) and you had supported a failed £6 million bid for Celtic's Gary Hooper (no one from the top flight wants him now other than Norwich), as COE would you not be questioning whether or not you had got your monies worth. (You might also be questioning your own judgment as well as your manager's??) I am playing Devil's Advocate here. Do you really think NC said "I know what Nigel - I am gonna buy nearly all of your ex-strikers for you all over again plus anyone else you might fancy!!??). Can't speak for the Gaston deal - don't know who was behind that. Its not clear exactly when transfer dealings were ever completely taken away from the manager or whether they ever were. No one on the outside knows, but if those examples are not complete support for your manager I don't know what is. As for Abramovich - if he wants to waste £50 million quid out of his own pocket that is up to him. NC seems to drive a harder bargain. Most of NA's best signings IMO have been the bargain deals (Cork, Chaplow, Jos H, although he wasn't the first choice CB to be chased at the time). I would say that most of our transfer deals from day 1 with AP and then through NA have been fairly astute and necessary and nearly all turned out to be worth the money given where we are now. Anyone begrudge the reported £1million spent on SLR or Jose? Maybe Waigo and Guly came via NC's contacts, I don't know, but other than Gaston we have not thrown "silly" money around. We will have to wait and see how Veggem turns out. Being like Abramovich with money and players is not the background and behaviour of the people behind saving SFC and that maybe partly the reason why NC took the action that he did. Everyone on here who thinks that lots of transfer deals are imminent I think are misguided by the usual transfer window media frenzy with agents spreading gossip and rumour in respect of dis-affected players. The DE knows no more than what anyone else can read from twitter and the like.
And there, ladies and gentlemen, is the voice of reason.
[quote][p][bold]st bevois[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: Cortese should stop thinking he is Saints version of Roman Abramovich. His ego has made him think he can decide which players to buy rather than the manager. The major difference being Abramovich puts his own money in to the club.[/p][/quote]If your manager had spent the best part of £10 million quid on Jay Rod, Billy Sharp and Jonathan Forte (3 1/2 year deal anyone?) and you had supported a failed £6 million bid for Celtic's Gary Hooper (no one from the top flight wants him now other than Norwich), as COE would you not be questioning whether or not you had got your monies worth. (You might also be questioning your own judgment as well as your manager's??) I am playing Devil's Advocate here. Do you really think NC said "I know what Nigel - I am gonna buy nearly all of your ex-strikers for you all over again plus anyone else you might fancy!!??). Can't speak for the Gaston deal - don't know who was behind that. Its not clear exactly when transfer dealings were ever completely taken away from the manager or whether they ever were. No one on the outside knows, but if those examples are not complete support for your manager I don't know what is. As for Abramovich - if he wants to waste £50 million quid out of his own pocket that is up to him. NC seems to drive a harder bargain. Most of NA's best signings IMO have been the bargain deals (Cork, Chaplow, Jos H, although he wasn't the first choice CB to be chased at the time). I would say that most of our transfer deals from day 1 with AP and then through NA have been fairly astute and necessary and nearly all turned out to be worth the money given where we are now. Anyone begrudge the reported £1million spent on SLR or Jose? Maybe Waigo and Guly came via NC's contacts, I don't know, but other than Gaston we have not thrown "silly" money around. We will have to wait and see how Veggem turns out. Being like Abramovich with money and players is not the background and behaviour of the people behind saving SFC and that maybe partly the reason why NC took the action that he did. Everyone on here who thinks that lots of transfer deals are imminent I think are misguided by the usual transfer window media frenzy with agents spreading gossip and rumour in respect of dis-affected players. The DE knows no more than what anyone else can read from twitter and the like.[/p][/quote]And there, ladies and gentlemen, is the voice of reason. St Retford

11:47pm Sun 27 Jan 13

City Saint says...

Velleity wrote:
Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so.

However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.
Agreed. Lets hope Cortese masters public relations. One day he might need the fans on his side, even though he seems to think not at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Time MAY prove him to have been right. I sincerely hope so. However, the *manner* of the dismissal left a lot to be desired. Airbrushing NA from the programme was crass and ignorant.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Lets hope Cortese masters public relations. One day he might need the fans on his side, even though he seems to think not at the moment. City Saint

11:54pm Sun 27 Jan 13

City Saint says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola.

If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough[/p][/quote]Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola. If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down. City Saint

12:51am Mon 28 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Total garbage.
Yes, but even if it's true, he will only reach his 'maximum possible profit' by making the club a successful one.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Total garbage.[/p][/quote]Yes, but even if it's true, he will only reach his 'maximum possible profit' by making the club a successful one. Rising_Son

12:52am Mon 28 Jan 13

Rising_Son says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Bloody predictive text! I've got a very good head of hair.
I bet it is neater than Le Gods shock!
Only on a good day.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Bloody predictive text! I've got a very good head of hair.[/p][/quote]I bet it is neater than Le Gods shock![/p][/quote]Only on a good day. Rising_Son

7:27am Mon 28 Jan 13

rednwhite72 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Total garbage.
Yes, but even if it's true, he will only reach his 'maximum possible profit' by making the club a successful one.
Agreed 'total garbage' in my opinion.
The business is football, the fans, the big money european football, the sponsorship deals, the retails sales, the best players...the money! all comes with the football, you don't get any of those if the football isn't successful.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Total garbage.[/p][/quote]Yes, but even if it's true, he will only reach his 'maximum possible profit' by making the club a successful one.[/p][/quote]Agreed 'total garbage' in my opinion. The business is football, the fans, the big money european football, the sponsorship deals, the retails sales, the best players...the money! all comes with the football, you don't get any of those if the football isn't successful. rednwhite72

9:09am Mon 28 Jan 13

lowe esteem says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
SaintsBTGOG wrote:
As any former employee of SFC will tell you.

DONT trust Cortese as hes not the person, you want to think he is.


Cortese leased Benalis house in 2009, trashed it and then wouldnt pay for the actual rent on walking out. Benali had to take him to court and several months later, just before it came up, the coward finally paid up.

Unpaid bills for refurb work at SMS and people taking legal action.

Even weird goings on at Staplewood with the main contractor walking off site due to the Club not paying bills.
Cortese is neither my boss, my tenant, nor my customer.

He's just the fella responsible for me to have a Club to support. Under his watch we have reached the Prem 2yrs within schedule.

He has overseen a massive developement of our academy (which is now back underway after some technical issues with an undercover training pitch)

As a fan, I think his most recent gamble to make the the next step deserves my support.

End of.
So that'll do then, eh?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: As any former employee of SFC will tell you. DONT trust Cortese as hes not the person, you want to think he is. Cortese leased Benalis house in 2009, trashed it and then wouldnt pay for the actual rent on walking out. Benali had to take him to court and several months later, just before it came up, the coward finally paid up. Unpaid bills for refurb work at SMS and people taking legal action. Even weird goings on at Staplewood with the main contractor walking off site due to the Club not paying bills.[/p][/quote]Cortese is neither my boss, my tenant, nor my customer. He's just the fella responsible for me to have a Club to support. Under his watch we have reached the Prem 2yrs within schedule. He has overseen a massive developement of our academy (which is now back underway after some technical issues with an undercover training pitch) As a fan, I think his most recent gamble to make the the next step deserves my support. End of.[/p][/quote]So that'll do then, eh? lowe esteem

9:23am Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rising_Son wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
You people don't seem to understand the situation.

For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything.

After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com
which lists their extensive business interests.

Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit.

To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters.

He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a.

Learn and understand!
Total garbage.
Yes, but even if it's true, he will only reach his 'maximum possible profit' by making the club a successful one.
Which sums up the mission nicely.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: You people don't seem to understand the situation. For whatever reason, Marcus Liebherr purchased the club as a plaything. After his unfortunate death, ownership of the club passed to family members Willi and Isolde. They have NO interest whatevr in football, as shown by the fact that they never attend matches. If you want to see how ownership of a loss-making football club in England features in their business plan, you can see for yourself on their company website www.liebherr.com which lists their extensive business interests. Their ONLY concern is to exit the situation by selling the club for the maximum possible profit. To this end Mr Cortese has TOTAL control, TOTAL autonomy. It is his ONLY objective. He cares NOTHING about the club or its supporters. He even has complete authority to set his own salary, which as documented in the official club accounts now runs at over £600,000 p.a. Learn and understand![/p][/quote]Total garbage.[/p][/quote]Yes, but even if it's true, he will only reach his 'maximum possible profit' by making the club a successful one.[/p][/quote]Which sums up the mission nicely. OSPREYSAINT

9:30am Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out. OSPREYSAINT

9:33am Mon 28 Jan 13

lowe esteem says...

City Saint wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola.

If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.
Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team.
Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom.
This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South!
If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough[/p][/quote]Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola. If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.[/p][/quote]Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team. Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom. This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South! If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting. lowe esteem

9:37am Mon 28 Jan 13

three halves says...

lowe esteem wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola.

If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.
Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team.
Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom.
This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South!
If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.
Excellent post.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough[/p][/quote]Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola. If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.[/p][/quote]Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team. Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom. This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South! If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.[/p][/quote]Excellent post. three halves

9:51am Mon 28 Jan 13

St Retford says...

lowe esteem wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola.

If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.
Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team.
Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom.
This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South!
If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.
See you later, then.

We're all off to the Top 6. Ta-ra.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough[/p][/quote]Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola. If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.[/p][/quote]Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team. Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom. This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South! If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.[/p][/quote]See you later, then. We're all off to the Top 6. Ta-ra. St Retford

10:06am Mon 28 Jan 13

Bermondsey boy says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it. Bermondsey boy

10:11am Mon 28 Jan 13

three halves says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
Many fans feel the same way and you sum things up perfectly.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]Many fans feel the same way and you sum things up perfectly. three halves

10:13am Mon 28 Jan 13

St Retford says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans. St Retford

10:20am Mon 28 Jan 13

Bermondsey boy says...

St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.
Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.[/p][/quote]Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself. Bermondsey boy

11:02am Mon 28 Jan 13

St Retford says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.
Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.
What is your main point? That you're not going to go to games any more? That you're going to have a bit of a sulk? My response would be "Boo-hoo".
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.[/p][/quote]Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.[/p][/quote]What is your main point? That you're not going to go to games any more? That you're going to have a bit of a sulk? My response would be "Boo-hoo". St Retford

11:18am Mon 28 Jan 13

Bermondsey boy says...

St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.
Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.
What is your main point? That you're not going to go to games any more? That you're going to have a bit of a sulk? My response would be "Boo-hoo".
My mistake, I thought I was talking to an adult.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.[/p][/quote]Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.[/p][/quote]What is your main point? That you're not going to go to games any more? That you're going to have a bit of a sulk? My response would be "Boo-hoo".[/p][/quote]My mistake, I thought I was talking to an adult. Bermondsey boy

11:51am Mon 28 Jan 13

lowemustgo says...

No one can take away the immense achievements of NA in managing back-to-back promotions.
No one can take away the fantastic performances and goals of MLT and the memory of his loyalty that kept us in the PL year after year.
The change of manager was a media train crash, poorly handled and made worse by the lack of respect and dignity shown to NA by the club management and the failure of the decision maker to attend the press conference, explain himself (and support the new manager!).
Common courtesy costs nothing and show respect where its due.
Get some decent PR advisers on board and start re-building bridges with the fans and past players.
Don't treat the fans like idiots- explain your actions.
SFC didn't need to take this risk now and if we don't win at Wigan the fans will be 'coming for you'.
Together as one!
Thanks are due to Nigel for the position today.
No one can take away the immense achievements of NA in managing back-to-back promotions. No one can take away the fantastic performances and goals of MLT and the memory of his loyalty that kept us in the PL year after year. The change of manager was a media train crash, poorly handled and made worse by the lack of respect and dignity shown to NA by the club management and the failure of the decision maker to attend the press conference, explain himself (and support the new manager!). Common courtesy costs nothing and show respect where its due. Get some decent PR advisers on board and start re-building bridges with the fans and past players. Don't treat the fans like idiots- explain your actions. SFC didn't need to take this risk now and if we don't win at Wigan the fans will be 'coming for you'. Together as one! Thanks are due to Nigel for the position today. lowemustgo

2:00pm Mon 28 Jan 13

lowe esteem says...

St Retford wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons.

I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise...
.
*Throw in scam
*Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle
*And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man..

Enough
Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola.

If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.
Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team.
Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom.
This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South!
If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.
See you later, then.

We're all off to the Top 6. Ta-ra.
With Chelski, Man City, QPR or MKD?-..and who's 'we?
Think it through, mush. The likes of me are stopping around, you may yet decide to continue jumping from charabang to bus to bandwagon to protest, but you will always hear this voice of reason and support.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: I enjoy it when this man speaks in public.. he makes sense, you can see he means what he says and knows he's acting for good reasons. I'll allow myself to judge someone I've never met: Matt Le Tissier has behaved shockingly... and should apologise... . *Throw in scam *Fialka Micky mouse sage and flipant golf course comments from pinnacle *And his anti Cortese attitude problem has been Anti Club and he never even met the man.. Enough[/p][/quote]Sorry Dan, but Le tiss is a living legend for this club, and he's a fan, too. I've met him a fair few times, and while he is occasionally a bit of a fool when it comes to women and money, he's a straight up guy and gets out NS about in he community too. MLT is a platinum plated Saint, and he's only saying what. Lot of us are thinking about nicola. If they could indeed clear the air, as Matt suggested, maybe Matt could help Nicola find a touch with the fans that would turn him into a legend too. Given all that cortese has done for us already, it's such a shame that his first touch always lets him down.[/p][/quote]Ah, what a refreshing contribution, from a fellow fan that doesn't always buy into the 'blind faith' routine at all costs, and has given some serious thought to matters concerning 'our' football team. Too many people on here see things in black and white (careful what you wish for, may never see red and white stripes again) and these are the ones that give succour to these dictatorial football 'visionaries' that are taking over our 'beautiful game'- and i am sorry to see that the normally level-headed and succinct Tirau Dan appears to be gravitating into this comedy maelstrom. This club has just lost it's most highly undervalued (and underpaid) PR man and still the plebians run around barking 'man up, support your club' (at all costs?) while it's being visibly highjacked and packaged as a successful 'product/project' that just happens to be in Southampton. It's these lemming-like 'fans' that should run off now to Man City or Chelski or QPR or MKD if they buy into all this bunk. Or maybe, 'man up' and fight this corporate tide for Southampton- the pride of the South! If you do read this: Thank you Nicola, but a step too far, you need to get your PR machine out of first gear before everyone wakes up. We're waiting.[/p][/quote]See you later, then. We're all off to the Top 6. Ta-ra.[/p][/quote]With Chelski, Man City, QPR or MKD?-..and who's 'we? Think it through, mush. The likes of me are stopping around, you may yet decide to continue jumping from charabang to bus to bandwagon to protest, but you will always hear this voice of reason and support. lowe esteem

3:54pm Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.
Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.
What is your main point? That you're not going to go to games any more? That you're going to have a bit of a sulk? My response would be "Boo-hoo".
My mistake, I thought I was talking to an adult.
There are many adults on here many like me have never grown up, shouldn't hold that against us it would be dicriminatory.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.[/p][/quote]Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.[/p][/quote]What is your main point? That you're not going to go to games any more? That you're going to have a bit of a sulk? My response would be "Boo-hoo".[/p][/quote]My mistake, I thought I was talking to an adult.[/p][/quote]There are many adults on here many like me have never grown up, shouldn't hold that against us it would be dicriminatory. OSPREYSAINT

3:57pm Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
Absolute garbage, you are another sock puppet, jog on.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]Absolute garbage, you are another sock puppet, jog on. OSPREYSAINT

3:59pm Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bermondsey boy wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bermondsey boy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago.

Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end.

Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM).

Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian)
Shame on you all.

Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.
My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.
What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.
Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.
The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.
No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.
Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.
I think you already have, that's my last response to you with your latest sign, try again with a new one.
[quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bermondsey boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Most of the guy's on here declaring their undying love for Dear Leader are the same ones that were declaring their undying love for Nigel Adkins only a short time ago. Some of those probably had Le Tissiers name on their shirt or sang Benalli's name from the Archers end. Some are probably old enough to have seen Lawrie Mac's boy's of 76 lift the FA Cup. (Jim Steele MoM). Now today, you have become turncoats..... (very Italian) Shame on you all. Even if the saints win the champions league under his leadership, he is, and always will be, a schmuck.[/p][/quote]My appreciation for Nigel is undimmed, but he ain't here any more, My hero worship for Matt and Franny is undiminished, they can't play for us anymore, Hero worship for Jim Steele hasn't changed one iota, I was there in '76. Loyal supporter for the future of the Club, the only turncoats are the cowards that are running away because they cannot man up to change, or haven't any view of a possible brilliant future, you can chose to follow the bus, or jump off it and run away to Nottarf Krap where you will be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the future there if there is one.[/p][/quote]What a rediculous response from osprey. If supporting the man who stabbed one of our best managers in the back is "manning up" I will be happy to not be there. Real manning up is standing up to tyrants, not licking their boots.[/p][/quote]Not ridiculous at all, how will standing up as you call it, get Nigel Adkins back? What did I say that was untrue? You and a few seem to have taken it badly, OK that's your choice, but you still have to accept what has happened, as it will never be reversed, your "stabbed in the back" expression is based on what exactly? Any proof that you have would be more than welcome on here because no one knows for sure how it was carried out.[/p][/quote]The man found out that he had been sacked on thr tv. The man replacing him had been researching the players for weeks (in his own words). With regard to what will standing up to Cortese achieve, maybe nothing. But history will tell you what happens if you throw yourself at their feet. I have supported saints for 25 years. I have taken my sons to the saints and they are fervent supporters. But we all feel that the action of Cortese in sacking Adkins has taken something from our club that made it a little bit special. To be frank, the ability of some on here, who were so behind Adkins up to his sacking, to air brush all he did for us out of their minds, and are now swearing allegiance forever to Cortese just sickens me. Time will be the deciding factor on the actions of Cortese, but our club lost something valuable in the way it happened, and I for one will not blindly accept it.[/p][/quote]No he didn't find out he was sacked through the TV. That's a b0ll0cks rumour spread by Pompey fans.[/p][/quote]Don't respond to the main point a osprey. You might embarrass yourself.[/p][/quote]I think you already have, that's my last response to you with your latest sign, try again with a new one. OSPREYSAINT

5:39pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Bermondsey boy says...

Wrong this time osprey. I live in Southampton, support Southampton, and care about Southampton. I have never posted on this site appart from the past week regarding the treatment of a good man and manager. How sad that anyone who doesn't support the line of the turncoats is pronounced a wum and an imposter.
Wrong this time osprey. I live in Southampton, support Southampton, and care about Southampton. I have never posted on this site appart from the past week regarding the treatment of a good man and manager. How sad that anyone who doesn't support the line of the turncoats is pronounced a wum and an imposter. Bermondsey boy

7:28pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Miltonthesaintsspringerspaniel says...

How can anyone with humility say there is a right time to sack someone? I never met Hitler but know I don't like him and Tiss has drawn the same conclusion! The behaviour speaks volumes. This man is nothing but a bully! Adkins' sacking needs to be seen in the context of the programme sellers, the photographers, the ex pros, the parking charges, etc. The man is a grade A tosser!
How can anyone with humility say there is a right time to sack someone? I never met Hitler but know I don't like him and Tiss has drawn the same conclusion! The behaviour speaks volumes. This man is nothing but a bully! Adkins' sacking needs to be seen in the context of the programme sellers, the photographers, the ex pros, the parking charges, etc. The man is a grade A tosser! Miltonthesaintsspringerspaniel

7:31pm Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Fair enough, you are welcome to your opinion, I don't think that I am a turncoat, just a realist, I ask you to go back through the archives and read my posts and perhaps you will change your tune. The ones on here that you are accusing of being turncoats, are in the majority I think you will find, just a few were extremely upset by what happened and are not as forgiving as the rest of us, but believe me, we want what is best for the Club, many of us have openly said that we don't like NC, but do like what he is trying to achieve, we cannot turn the clock back, so we go with the flow, I hope in time that you will too, we need every fan that we can get to get on our side. All I ask is that if you don't agree with me that you don't behave like a skate If is and use abuse to get your message across. A simple I don't agree message is sufficient, I will understand.
Fair enough, you are welcome to your opinion, I don't think that I am a turncoat, just a realist, I ask you to go back through the archives and read my posts and perhaps you will change your tune. The ones on here that you are accusing of being turncoats, are in the majority I think you will find, just a few were extremely upset by what happened and are not as forgiving as the rest of us, but believe me, we want what is best for the Club, many of us have openly said that we don't like NC, but do like what he is trying to achieve, we cannot turn the clock back, so we go with the flow, I hope in time that you will too, we need every fan that we can get to get on our side. All I ask is that if you don't agree with me that you don't behave like a skate If is and use abuse to get your message across. A simple I don't agree message is sufficient, I will understand. OSPREYSAINT

7:32pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Miltonthesaintsspringerspaniel says...

How can anyone with humility say there is a right time to sack someone? I never met Hitler but know I don't like him and Tiss has drawn the same conclusion! The behaviour speaks volumes. This man is nothing but a bully! Adkins' sacking needs to be seen in the context of the programme sellers, the photographers, the ex pros, the parking charges, etc. The man is a grade A tosser!
How can anyone with humility say there is a right time to sack someone? I never met Hitler but know I don't like him and Tiss has drawn the same conclusion! The behaviour speaks volumes. This man is nothing but a bully! Adkins' sacking needs to be seen in the context of the programme sellers, the photographers, the ex pros, the parking charges, etc. The man is a grade A tosser! Miltonthesaintsspringerspaniel

7:33pm Mon 28 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Miltonthesaintssprin
gerspaniel
wrote:
How can anyone with humility say there is a right time to sack someone? I never met Hitler but know I don't like him and Tiss has drawn the same conclusion! The behaviour speaks volumes. This man is nothing but a bully! Adkins' sacking needs to be seen in the context of the programme sellers, the photographers, the ex pros, the parking charges, etc. The man is a grade A tosser!
Godwins law strikes again.
[quote][p][bold]Miltonthesaintssprin gerspaniel[/bold] wrote: How can anyone with humility say there is a right time to sack someone? I never met Hitler but know I don't like him and Tiss has drawn the same conclusion! The behaviour speaks volumes. This man is nothing but a bully! Adkins' sacking needs to be seen in the context of the programme sellers, the photographers, the ex pros, the parking charges, etc. The man is a grade A tosser![/p][/quote]Godwins law strikes again. OSPREYSAINT

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